Saturday Morning Weird News [Mis. Hum.]

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Happy Saturday Morons!!!!!! Can you believe this is the 1st weekend of NFL Football? Hall of Fame on Sunday evening. Green Bay Packers vs. Indianapolis Colts. Yes, it's preseason exhibition. But, its football.

Yikes, where has the time flown?

Here are a few items that didn't make this week's News Dump.


  • You don't need floss and he doesn't need tools
  • Alcohol. The elixir of the brave
  • Here, hold my beer. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • Hey don't bogart that joint, doobie, err I mean I don't know what I mean.
  • Make your own circumcision jokes
  • Honey meet my wife. Honey meet my girlfriend. Oh yeah, I'm gone.
  • Food Fight!
  • The government overreach is too much


    Have a great weekend Morons. As ever, let's be careful in this open thread.

    Posted by: Open Blogger at 08:26 AM




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    1 Good Morning.

    Posted by: HH at August 06, 2016 08:32 AM (DrCtv)

    2
    Football!!!



    Wait...


    Is that Brazilian football or real football?

    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 08:34 AM (HGtd0)

    3 Whoo Hoo new thread!

    Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 08:34 AM (bksJQ)

    4 It's this weekend? I was thinking next weekend...but whatever. Yay! But college football is where it's at really..woot.

    Posted by: IC at August 06, 2016 08:36 AM (KTFfX)

    5

    Don't be judging people until you have suffered the pain and humiliation of rotten teeth. You can't imagine the trauma of rejection by people who think they are better than you just because they have perfect teeth.

    Posted by: Tommy at August 06, 2016 08:36 AM (hMn7Y)

    6 Word is we've got a rebuilding year for the Philadelphia Eagles, 6-10 or 9-8 at best.

    Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 08:36 AM (bksJQ)

    7 Here's a review of "Suicide Squad" from last night for the Squad-curious:


    Saw "Suicide Squad" today.

    The beautiful and perceptive Mrs naturalfake wanted to see it, so off we went.

    We both enjoyed it.

    This movie will make a lot of money because it's one thing that the DC movies have not been -

    Fun!

    Honestly, I'm not getting the whole movie is disjointed and confusing thing, I saw in reviews-

    cuz the story's pretty damn linear with character flashbacks interspersed.

    I think where the confusion might come in is that the mission changes 3 times during the course of the movie as circumstances change.

    Maybe they needed to hit this aspect harder in the dialogue. But, it is spelled out in the movie.

    Overall, the writing is serviceable with some really nice moments throughout. And the actors are all good in their parts.

    Where that falls apart a bit is when they face the Big Bad, and Deadshot has a moment that is poorly handled cause there's too much...stuff in too few seconds- I suspect Will Smith Inc's writers tried to jam in too many "Moments!" for Smith.

    Harley Quinn is handled well in my opinion. And her moment of pledging her love to the Joker is a very well written scene that is performed well.

    The Joker is an interesting version of the character cuz he's really not funny or clever at all. He's pretty much a straight up psycho with (and this is an interesting touch)...Phyllis Diller's laugh.

    I thought I'd hate the Joker as a character, but actually he fits very well into the movie.

    There's some ambition in the writing as it compares and parallels 3 of the Suicide Squad's relationship with their significant others. And this is used nicely in some key moments.

    So....fun time at the movies. Go see it.

    The downside I would say is that the director, maybe editors have zero idea how to handle a group action scene.

    It winds up being a big gamisch each time and that makes the movie seem repetitive,

    when we should be seeing an escalation of the action and cooperation as the Suicide Squad approaches the Big Bad.

    Check it out.

    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 08:36 AM (HGtd0)

    8 Yee-haw! Go, Pack!

    Posted by: creeper at August 06, 2016 08:37 AM (c0HoZ)

    9
    On Monday, the California's State Assembly passed a resolution that declared August 2016 as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month, as part of an effort to acknowledge the "myriad invaluable contributions of Muslim Americans in California and across the country." The resolution (HR-59) was introduced by Assemblymember Bill Quirk and passed with bipartisan support.

    http://tinyurl.com/j6apfjl

    Full text of resolution:

    http://tinyurl.com/hfxypfa

    Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 06, 2016 08:39 AM (kdS6q)

    10 You don't need floss

    Yeah, tell that to my Periodontist, aka The Floss N*zi.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 08:39 AM (WlGX+)

    11 Need to run to the home center and get a piece of lattice for the cucumber plants to climb on. The little bamboo stakes I tried don't seem up to the task.

    Posted by: Weasel at August 06, 2016 08:39 AM (Sfs6o)

    12 Ghetto dentist once drilled my f'ing tongue.

    That shit hurt like hell after the drugs wore off, and for weeks afterwards.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 08:40 AM (WlGX+)

    13 We're ready for some football!

    Posted by: Pointy Elbowed Cheerleaders at August 06, 2016 08:40 AM (gwG9s)

    14 Word is we've got a rebuilding year for the Philadelphia Eagles, 6-10 or 9-8 at best.Posted by: Skip†


    You're not the philly guy who had the Vince Lombardi trophy tattooed up his neck and face last August, are you?

    Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 06, 2016 08:41 AM (ZnIt3)

    15 Government overreach link is about how Alabama wants microbrew pubs get the name and address of people that buy the beer to go. They won't tell why they need the info.
    Yet, Voter ID is bad.

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 08:42 AM (8ikIW)

    16 part of an effort to acknowledge the "myriad invaluable contributions of Muslim Americans in California and across the country."

    Okay. List, please?

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 06, 2016 08:42 AM (g6yUI)

    17 Okay. List, please?



    Posted by: Mr. Peebles

    1. Goats getting lots of sexy times

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 08:43 AM (8ikIW)

    18

    Beer to go, is that like a drive through window?

    Posted by: Tommy at August 06, 2016 08:43 AM (hMn7Y)

    19 Boob Fight!

    Now an Olympic Event

    Today:

    The USA's own Karen "The Lactinator" McKinney

    VS

    the UK's Maggie "Squirting Floppies" Thomlinkinson

    at 9:00 AM Eastern on ESPN 8 "The Ocho"

    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 08:43 AM (HGtd0)

    20 2. Ugly womens are dressed in garbage bags

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 08:44 AM (8ikIW)

    21 myriad invaluable contributions

    ----


    Obviously they are talking about Muslim charities who solicite contributions for the poor starving children of the middle east.

    Posted by: Tommy at August 06, 2016 08:44 AM (hMn7Y)

    22 19 I am still hopeful NBC will do an exposť on the plight of South American sex workers.

    Posted by: Weasel at August 06, 2016 08:45 AM (Sfs6o)

    23 "myriad invaluable contributions of Muslim Americans in California and across the country."

    Without whom we'd have far fewer opportunities for National Conversations on Gun Control.

    Posted by: Lauren at August 06, 2016 08:45 AM (TWY1+)

    24 Beer to go, is that like a drive through window?



    Posted by: Tommy

    It just says for off premise consumption

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 08:46 AM (8ikIW)

    25 You don't need floss

    Yeah, tell that to my Periodontist, aka The Floss N*zi.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 08:39 AM (WlGX+)



    You don't need floss just like that dentist didn't need to use a rubber dam for a root canal.

    ObamaDentistry! Coming Soon to your town.

    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 08:46 AM (HGtd0)

    26 "Obviously they are talking about Muslim charities who solicite contributions for the poor starving children of the middle east Hamas

    FIFY

    Posted by: Lauren at August 06, 2016 08:46 AM (TWY1+)

    27 this fucked up country can kiss moose limb ass forever. they will still kill you. that is what they do. kind of like hugging a hyena. never works. good luck hippies.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 06, 2016 08:47 AM (KP5rU)

    28 They have alcohol to go in Louisiana. You just can't put the straw in the cup.

    Posted by: Lauren at August 06, 2016 08:47 AM (TWY1+)

    29 part of an effort to acknowledge the "myriad invaluable contributions of Muslim Americans in California and across the country


    They're just kissing up to them, hoping and praying they stay nonviolent until election day is over. The nation is one more San Bernardino or Orlando away from putting Mike Pence and his running mate in the oval office.

    Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 06, 2016 08:48 AM (ZnIt3)

    30 ". they will still kill you. that is what they do. kind of like hugging a hyena. never works. good luck hippies."

    Yeah the latest issue of ISIS magazine spelled that out quite clearly.

    Posted by: Lauren at August 06, 2016 08:48 AM (TWY1+)

    31 I demand everyone here stop using the alphabet, immediately, and put an end to all this patriarchy and sexism and stuff.

    Posted by: goatexchange at August 06, 2016 08:49 AM (Nd4YY)

    32 circumcision jokes?!

    imma cut a bich!

    Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 06, 2016 08:50 AM (U0lQa)

    33 I demand everyone here stop using the alphabet, immediately, and put an end to all this patriarchy and sexism and stuff.

    -. --- / .-- .- -.-- / .--- --- ... . .----.

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 08:51 AM (8ikIW)

    34 Hey..... it worked!

    Posted by: goatexchange at August 06, 2016 08:51 AM (Nd4YY)

    35 1110 100 01001010, 111001001101

    11101 00001 10111 101001 0110011001...

    2!

    Thankyou thankyou

    I'll be here all night. Try the veal.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 08:52 AM (WlGX+)

    36 circumcision jokes?!






    I wasn't born paranoid. The paranoia didn't start until the doctor held me up by my heels, slapped my butt, and then cut the foreskin off my penis. That's when the paranoia started.

    Posted by: Tommy at August 06, 2016 08:53 AM (hMn7Y)

    37 I'll just point out that the guy who jammed a bunch of cocaine up his foreskin-

    had an attorney with the entirely appropriate name of...


    Redhead!!!

    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 08:53 AM (HGtd0)

    38 32 circumcision jokes?!

    Why not. No skin off my, er, nose.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 08:54 AM (WlGX+)

    39
    Okay. List, please?
    Posted by: Mr. Peebles


    "The United States benefits greatly from the expertise, patriotism, and humanitarianism of Muslim Americans, who represent 10 percent of America's physicians*..." and so on.

    *http://www.snopes.com/muslim-medical-demographics/

    So, basically the Assembly just retyped a CAIR BS handout of made up factoids.

    Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 06, 2016 08:54 AM (kdS6q)

    40 You want NFL. But you get ESPN.

    Ecch.

    Posted by: LAST WEEK'S NEWS TODAY at August 06, 2016 08:54 AM (svFmG)

    41 A Georgia man was arrested Friday for having sex with a goat, police said.
    Freddie Wadsworth's neighbors were gazing out their window when they spied the 65-year-old Douglasville man having indecent relations with a white female goat

    You better get use to sex with goats as your Muslim male population grows, Georgia!

    Posted by: Colin at August 06, 2016 08:54 AM (tVUA+)

    42 @15 Yet, Voter ID is bad.

    To give Alabama its due, in the day they were at the very forefront of voter ID. Also, special tests, and a poll tax. I'm pretty sure that, too, was "for the children."

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 06, 2016 08:55 AM (tIja6)

    43 I'll be here all night. Try the veal.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?

    AHHHHHh. I'm a VEGANNNN!!
    Have I told you that lately?
    I am
    vegany

    Now where's my safe place... and a bacon cheddar burger.

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 08:55 AM (8ikIW)

    44 gotta look at cars this morning

    wife rolled her eyes when i suggested asking you guys to look for good deals in our area. i told her there's a lot of gearheads but she didn't believe in distributed horde knowledge.

    so we'll probably get ripped off. LOL

    Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 06, 2016 08:55 AM (U0lQa)

    45 Thank goodness Alabama has its Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Without it, no one would pay any attention to the scourge of unregistered beer consumption.

    Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 06, 2016 08:56 AM (97XyN)

    46 Government overreach link is about how Alabama wants microbrew pubs get
    the name and address of people that buy the beer to go. They won't tell
    why they need the info.


    That law has nothing to do with knowing who buys craft beers and everything to do with making life hell for craft brewers. Several of the beverage distributors in-state have made powerful friends in the Legislature that have made the birth and growth of Alabama's craft brewing industry move at a snail's pace for reasons I doubt need explaining.

    It's all protecting turf.

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 06, 2016 08:57 AM (vyqqu)

    47 Bringing this over from ONT for the late-risers:

    Reuters-Ipsos poll that had Cankles jumping to +8 post-DNC now shows race at +3.

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/hqn5jbe

    But continue panicking if you wish.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 06, 2016 08:57 AM (g6yUI)

    48 44: stay away from any domestic brand. you will be happy.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 06, 2016 08:57 AM (KP5rU)

    49 Whew, MisHum - I was looking for this thread earlier this morning and I was getting more and more worried. Glad you're here.

    Good morning, everyone. I almost kind of wished I'd watched the opening ceremonies last night because it seems they were craptastic.

    Posted by: bluebell at August 06, 2016 08:58 AM (805dc)

    50 stay away from any domestic brand. you will be happy.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 06, 2016 08:57 AM (KP5rU)



    Off with his head!!!

    Posted by: Budweiser - The King of Beers at August 06, 2016 08:59 AM (HGtd0)

    51 so we'll probably get ripped off. LOL

    Just when you think the dealing's done and you're at the point where you're ready to finally complete the deal, stop. And don't. They WILL come after you. And they will lower the price. You can even get away with it twice. Let them try and bully you: "you're going to scuttle the deal over a couple hundred bucks?"

    Throw the exact same line right back at them, politely but firmly, thank them for their time and walk. They'll come get you before you're out of the lot and you'll get that last discount just when you thought you were done dealing.



    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 09:00 AM (WlGX+)

    52 microbrew pubs get the name and address of people that buy the beer to go.




    If you pay by credit card that's all taken care of, right? I'm assuming it's packaged, bottled beer, not an open container of draft, i.e. not the little tin pail, that you had to bring in with you, used in olden times to get beer for your lunch

    Posted by: Tommy at August 06, 2016 09:00 AM (hMn7Y)

    53 yeah, i know domestic sucks. shes looking at a 2012? Subaru outback going for 1500 which is too much IMO.

    Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 06, 2016 09:00 AM (U0lQa)

    54 "A small dental instrument can be the effect of my life," he said.

    I'm not sure what he was trying to say here, but that dentist story is scary. And dentists wonder why people are afraid of them. Any tool that has the word "barbed" in it is not a tool I want anywhere near me, thankyouverymuch.

    Posted by: bluebell at August 06, 2016 09:01 AM (805dc)

    55 LDC --- sure it is now much easier to find goat meat, but does that really warrant an entire month of celebration?

    Posted by: LAST WEEK'S NEWS TODAY at August 06, 2016 09:01 AM (svFmG)

    56 15000 sorry

    Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 06, 2016 09:01 AM (U0lQa)

    57 so we'll probably get ripped off. LOL

    Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle

    Unless you need a car real fast, I found that going out without the wife first is the best thing. That way you are not under any pressure because you now "have to bring back the boss"
    Get the feel of a few cars that are interesting. I used some of the ideas in this site

    http://tinyurl.com/z9edd3d

    The reason I do not take the wife along anymore is she will buy the first car we look at for the sticker price plus because the sales person is soooo nice and only has our best interest in heart.

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 09:01 AM (8ikIW)

    58 Was Russia able to have anyone participate? Last I heard they all were going to be banned for doping up.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at August 06, 2016 09:01 AM (WVsWD)

    59
    Georgia Man, 55, Busted After Raging At Wife Over Too Cheesy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    The unemployed James De Paola became incensed at his 51-year-old spouse due to her "using three slices of cheese in a grilled cheese sandwich." De Paola told cops that he had told the victim she "could make a grilled cheese sandwich with two pieces of cheese instead of three."

    De Paola's wife told police that he was shouting in her face and that his spit hit her in the face.

    www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/athens/grilled-cheese-rage-546398


    In the man's defense, he's absolutely right. Three slices and the bread just landslides off the melted cheese.

    Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 06, 2016 09:01 AM (kdS6q)

    60 "who represent 10 percent of America's physicians*"

    And 100% of the c-diff vector in the OR.

    Posted by: Lauren at August 06, 2016 09:02 AM (TWY1+)

    61 Just think what might happen if Alabama didn't have an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Pure anarchy.

    Won't anyone think of the children?

    Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 06, 2016 09:02 AM (97XyN)

    62 Was Russia able to have anyone participate? Last I heard they all were going to be banned for doping up.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at August 06, 2016 09:01 AM (WVsWD)

    Think I read there were 170 Russian "atheletes" there.

    Posted by: BignJames at August 06, 2016 09:04 AM (x9c8r)

    63 You know who doesn't have an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board?

    Somalia, that's who.

    Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 06, 2016 09:04 AM (97XyN)

    64 " not an open container of draft, i.e. not the little tin pail, that you had to bring in with you, used in olden times to get beer for your lunch "

    Around here, we have what are known as Growlers.

    Looks like a little brown jug, with a screw top, or another type of resealable stopper.

    Take it in to the store, and buy your particular draft craft, and take it home

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/articles/384/

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 09:04 AM (ptqRm)

    65 From the joint roller story:

    "He sees a bright green future for his artistic endeavors, which include a dream of making a joint showing Mike Tyson eating an avocado."

    Dream big, I always say.

    Posted by: bluebell at August 06, 2016 09:04 AM (805dc)

    66 #57

    LOL, I'm not even married but I still "call my wife" several times during the haggling. Great chance to step outside, get some air, then go back in and sheepishly tell the salesperson "sorry, the boss won't let me spend that much" with that "you know how women are" eyeroll.

    Screw it, they do the same with their fake "visits to the manager's office to get you a special deal."

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 09:05 AM (WlGX+)

    67 I'm 5 years NFL free. Tough transition but worth it.

    Posted by: redenzo at August 06, 2016 09:06 AM (5wSNN)

    68 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 06, 2016 09:01 AM (kdS6q)


    Fortunately, Alabama has taken care of this serious issue with-

    The State of Alabama's Board of Grilled Cheese Sandwich Registration, Regulation, and Safety Board

    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 09:07 AM (HGtd0)

    69 Fortunately, Alabama has taken care of this serious issue with-

    The State of Alabama's Board of Grilled Cheese Sandwich Registration, Regulation, and Safety Board

    Posted by: natural fake at August 06, 2016 09:07 AM (HGtd0)
    ----------------

    That's all well and good, but for a final ruling, we would need to go to my mother, the Queen of Grilled Cheese Incinerators.

    Posted by: bluebell at August 06, 2016 09:09 AM (805dc)

    70 2 slices, criss-crossed.

    I thought everyone knew that.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 09:10 AM (WlGX+)

    71

    That cheese sandwich guy wouldn't be in trouble if he had asked for a grilled ham salad instead. His wife would be all day in the kitchen grinding up the ingredients and he could go to McDonalds for a McMuffin and still had time for fishing.

    Posted by: Tommy at August 06, 2016 09:10 AM (hMn7Y)

    72 Little after 8, and it's already 80....high of 100.....

    Damn....centex can't catch a break.....

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 06, 2016 09:11 AM (otYf/)

    73 Wow. Even a link to the Huffing Paint Post.

    Posted by: Emmie at August 06, 2016 09:13 AM (xVuS6)

    74
    And Amazon is accepting applications to be in the audience for the taping of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond AND James May's new show The Grand Tour on September 25th, 2016 in Southern California. Apply for a pair of tickets to join them on their grand tour for a once in a lifetime experience.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/splash/TGTGuestlist

    Looks like a lottery, followed by some screening questions for the final cut.

    Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 06, 2016 09:13 AM (kdS6q)

    75 I'll have you know, even when I had a sprain, I could STILL throw a better football than Prezzie Mom-Jeans! Had a better putting game, too.....but then again, EVERYONE does.

    Posted by: Johnny Uterus at August 06, 2016 09:13 AM (Itc1k)

    76 Finally. First brother called for an hour, then neighbor came by yapping. And still can't get my damn temperature monitors working after batteries died.


    Today turned to shit right off the bat..

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 06, 2016 09:14 AM (mpXpK)

    77 I read every link, MisHum. Great batch today. Thank you.

    Posted by: bluebell at August 06, 2016 09:14 AM (805dc)

    78 Gotta go to the dog park, but when I get back I will start a full-immersion day of Olympics viewing. At least through USA vs. China Basketball at 6 PM. U-S-A! U-S-A!

    Posted by: Lincolntf at August 06, 2016 09:15 AM (2cS/G)

    79 For those who are reading "Wearing the Cat"-


    Tomorrow is the last day of the introductory sale for

    "Wearing the Cat - Part Two: The Fox's Den"

    Available on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Wearing-Cat-Part-Two-Foxs-

    ebook/dp/B01IYQSPMQ

    (remove extra spaces)


    If you haven't read Part One, and would like some fu and laughs in these dismal times here's the link for-

    "Wearing the Cat - Part One: Flaming Hoops"

    https://www.amazon.com/Wearing-Cat-Part-Flaming-

    Hoops-ebook/dp/B01H9HCEZ0

    (remove extra spaces)


    "Wearing the Cat" is 100% Moron Friendly with 0% PC content.

    Enjoy!


    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 09:15 AM (HGtd0)

    80 Was Russia able to have anyone participate? Last I heard they all were going to be banned for doping up.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at August 06, 2016 09:01 AM (WVsWD)
    ----------------------------------I think it was just some team of Russians, not the whole federation. The track team or the swim team or the soccer team or whatever.

    Posted by: iforgot says God bless Drooper at August 06, 2016 09:15 AM (5o5ek)

    81 Good morning horde!

    Weekly wrap up at my blog. Link in nic

    Posted by: @votermom at August 06, 2016 09:15 AM (7lVbc)

    82 76: vic, so other than all that, how you doin?

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 06, 2016 09:17 AM (KP5rU)

    83 Can I ask for prayers for myself for finding some kind of paying work?
    Dropping off an app at a local store and feel stupidly nervous. Been a hermit crab so long.

    Posted by: @votermom at August 06, 2016 09:17 AM (7lVbc)

    84 My next book will be about a ghetto clown dentist falsely imprisoned in a sewer with a big dog and bigger classic car. Throw in some plague & prom pig blood & I got another bestseller. How my ass taste Grisham?

    Posted by: Stephen King at August 06, 2016 09:17 AM (gwG9s)

    85 Beer to go in the growler. Good stuff.

    There is a microbrewery downtown that has some good brew, but they don't have parking because they are downtown. More of a resturant that makes their own beer and their clientel are walk in people who are already downtown and don't have problems finding a place to park the car.

    I got into an argument over downtown parking, and I asked the guy what he was going to do when people stopped coming downtown and went to the shopping malls and big box stores. He just shrugged. He didn't care, he had a job, and a private parking space.

    Posted by: Tommy at August 06, 2016 09:17 AM (hMn7Y)

    86 I'm not sure how to play this thread. :-)

    Do I start praying Walmart starts selling cars?

    That women become more friendly (IYKWIM) to metaphorical old goats so that said goats don't molest biological goats?

    Posted by: Ok at August 06, 2016 09:18 AM (CRXed)

    87

    That matchup with the Chinese basketball team almost didn't happen.

    http://tinyurl.com/hmbxzgv

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 09:18 AM (ptqRm)

    88 83 Can I ask for prayers for myself for finding some kind of paying work?
    Dropping off an app at a local store and feel stupidly nervous. Been a hermit crab so long.
    Posted by: @votermom at August 06, 2016 09:17 AM (7lVbc)
    ------------------

    I'm on it, votermom. You're a smart lady. Once you get hired somewhere, they'll see what a treasure they have.

    Posted by: bluebell at August 06, 2016 09:19 AM (805dc)

    89 >>>Looks like a lottery, followed by some screening questions for the final cut.

    Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 06, 2016 09:13 AM (kdS6q)

    Just a reminder, one of the questions is "Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Tea Party terrorist-group?", which will also be reported to the IRS.

    Posted by: Amazon spokestool at August 06, 2016 09:19 AM (Itc1k)

    90 The Obamacare story seems gloatworthy, then you read this, after they describe how Aetna is dropping plans to expand into 5 new states and reconsidering the 20 markets they are in: "CEO Mark Bertolini said the only to keep private insurers in the market was with more..." Anyone? Ferris? Anyone?

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 09:19 AM (SeD0w)

    91 Beer to go in the growler. Good stuff.



    Any idea why it's called a "growler"?


    Originally, used to treat your dog to a yummy yummy brew snack?

    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 09:19 AM (HGtd0)

    92 Posted by: @votermom at August 06, 2016 09:17 AM (7lVbc)

    Prayers and best of luck. Think positive!

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 09:20 AM (WlGX+)

    93 "Any idea why it's called a "growler"? "

    Explanation is in the link

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/articles/384/

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 09:20 AM (ptqRm)

    94 the nfl is a taxpayer funded rip off for the stupid people. the first line is correct .. only a true moron will watch the nfl, thereby funding the mainstream media and lining the pockets of billionaires


    Posted by: Deserttrek at August 06, 2016 09:21 AM (ODbea)

    95 thanks bluebell & what3

    Posted by: @votermom at August 06, 2016 09:22 AM (7lVbc)

    96 "78 Gotta go to the dog park"

    We'll be watching, comrade.

    Posted by: Alabama Dogshit Control Board at August 06, 2016 09:22 AM (97XyN)

    97 Screw it, they do the same with their fake "visits to the manager's office to get you a special deal."





    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?

    I've read that sometimes they are talking to the manager. Especially if it's at the end of the month or year or quarter. The real money in new cars is the dealer incentive that is paid from the manufacturers to the dealers. If they sell 500 cars that year, they may get 500 to 1000 dollars per car from the manufacturer. Of course this money is built into the MSRP and you have no way of know how much it is. So they may be talking to the manger and figuring if they rake another 500 off of your car, they qualify for the big bonus.
    Or they could be talking about the new chick mechanic

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 09:22 AM (8ikIW)

    98 Hey don't bogart that joint, doobie, err I mean I don't know what I mean.

    For the love of Gaia, it's a *joint.*

    Roll it, smoke it, be done with it.

    Some of these weed people are worse than wine snobs when it comes to useless peripheral bushwa.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 09:23 AM (WlGX+)

    99 Posted by: @votermom at August 06, 2016 09:17 AM (7lVbc)


    Good luck, votermom!

    Hiring finally seems to be loosening up a bit in this area.

    I'm sure you'll get the job.

    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 09:23 AM (HGtd0)

    100
    @91
    Any idea why it's called a "growler"?
    -------------------



    @64

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/articles/384/
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 09:04 AM


    interesting link.

    Posted by: Tommy at August 06, 2016 09:24 AM (hMn7Y)

    101 "peripheral bushwa. "

    That sounds like a buy one get one item at the Outrage Outlet.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at August 06, 2016 09:25 AM (WVsWD)

    102 Morn' rons'ettes.

    I denounce myself. My snark-fu left the building.

    I need a safe space. ::gets coffee::

    Posted by: willy at August 06, 2016 09:25 AM (Ffw22)

    103 Roll it, smoke it, be done with it.

    Some of these weed people are worse than wine snobs when it comes to useless peripheral bushwa.
    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 09:23 AM (WlGX+)
    ----------------

    Does this mean you don't want to see his masterpiece of Mike Tyson eating an avocado when he is finished with it? Some people have no appreciation for fine art.

    Posted by: bluebell at August 06, 2016 09:26 AM (805dc)

    104 Make a hellova Band Name too.

    Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at August 06, 2016 09:26 AM (WVsWD)

    105 the nfl is a taxpayer funded rip off for the stupid people.

    The Rams moved back to LA this year. Nobody here in StL cares. I don't get the economics, and how the NFL is "good" for a city. 8 home games a year. That has almost zero impact on the local economy. It's a great deal for the small club of owners: they split the lucrative TV ad revenue, but none of that money makes it to the street. Contrast with baseball: 81 home games a year+ playoffs if you're even competitive. There is a whole ecosystem based around Cardinal baseball.

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 09:26 AM (SeD0w)

    106 Votermom you have it,

    Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 09:26 AM (bksJQ)

    107

    I've never haggled for anything.
    I want the thing, I save up the money, I buy the thing.

    My father used to haggle all the time, it was embarrassing.

    Posted by: Tommy at August 06, 2016 09:26 AM (hMn7Y)

    108 growler is a term for any beer-to-go container apparently

    so pails, waxed paper soup tureens, covered buckets were all called growlers when sloshing beer.

    Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 06, 2016 09:26 AM (U0lQa)

    109 Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 09:22 AM (8ikIW)

    True about the end of the month, but most "visits to the manager's office" area bathroom and smoke break.

    When I bought my last Jeep, I had this hysterically over-the-top guy who would come back from each "visit to the manager's office" theatrically wiping sweat from his brow with a giant hanky (I think he was sprinkling water on his forehead in the mens room.)

    Guy would be all moaning and groaning, "Ohhhhh, the manager is having my ASS for this. You're KILLIN' me here!"

    At one point he actually clutched his chest and said I was giving him a heart attack. I had to work to keep from laughing out loud at the melodrama. That one let me get halfway across a busy highway (I was parked in a plaza across the street from the dealer) before he ran out to call me back, when I did my second and final "walk out."

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 09:28 AM (WlGX+)

    110 "Can I ask for prayers for myself for finding some kind of paying work?"

    Yes I give you prayers!

    Do you want your pay direct deposit, check, or cash?

    I don't know the amount you need and/or want but God does. God has wrapped it up as a Present now that you have asked.

    Posted by: Ok at August 06, 2016 09:28 AM (CRXed)

    111


    DAY 1,369

    94 to go (167 to Inauguration Day )

    Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, Mario's, Mahdi megatons, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, McKesson's, Mizzou malefactors, mewling mattress-myth manufacturers, marriage maimers, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Myrmidons, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, malicious mosquitos, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microaggressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.



    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2016 09:28 AM (9P3OG)

    112 *wanders into thread, looking for someone to have killed*

    Posted by: Hilary Clinton at August 06, 2016 09:28 AM (ZnIt3)

    113 anyway wife still ain't up

    she must be pretty excited about the car buying lol

    Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 06, 2016 09:28 AM (U0lQa)

    114 I think a NFL team that draws is a big help to a city.

    Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 09:29 AM (bksJQ)

    115 Heh, looked at the US team uniforms and was again struck by the weird cut and proportion of the jackets. For some reason, the current fashion for tight short pants and tight short jackets looks like cartoons of adolescents outgrowing everything overnight. Really do not like this trend.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at August 06, 2016 09:29 AM (MIKMs)

    116 GO USA Men's Water Polo!

    (How do they keep the horses from getting water in their eyes?)

    Posted by: goatexchange at August 06, 2016 09:30 AM (Nd4YY)

    117 Also with car buying.. TruCar is a nice sight to use especially for research. If you follow through and push the get offer button from a dealer, you will have 3 emails and 2 phone calls from the dealers within 10 minutes.
    Also, Trucar gets like 300 dollars from the dealer that completes the sale if you buy from that particular dealer.

    I wonder where that 300 dollars comes from?? Out of the dealers pocket? HA!
    Consumer Reports uses Trucar and does not report this.

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 09:30 AM (8ikIW)

    118 I haggle if the situation warrants it.

    If something at Walmart is in a ripped box, I'll ask for a discount. Usually stores will knock off 10% or so for that.

    I'm not going to be shady and intentionally destroy a box or something, but if there are two identical products I'll take the one that's slightly damaged for the discount. I've never had any problems with product quality doing this.

    Posted by: Lauren at August 06, 2016 09:31 AM (TWY1+)

    119
    Floss is very good for you.

    Candy floss from the carnival, that is . . .

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2016 09:31 AM (9P3OG)

    120 Horses can swim, its the leather saddles that really don't last for long.

    Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 09:32 AM (bksJQ)

    121 "how the NFL is "good" for a city"

    Graft and corruption especially involving unions?

    Better than a methadone clinic.

    Worse than NASCAR. But NASCAR is trying to catch up.

    Posted by: Ok at August 06, 2016 09:32 AM (CRXed)

    122 Good luck, votermom!

    Hiring finally seems to be loosening up a bit in this area.

    I'm sure you'll get the job.
    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 09:23 AM (HGtd0)

    I think employment #s came out last week? Unemployment 4.9%? Anyone that wants a job should be able to find one...right?

    Posted by: BignJames at August 06, 2016 09:32 AM (x9c8r)

    123 i use the clearbook at truecar

    didn't know you could deal through them

    Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 06, 2016 09:33 AM (U0lQa)

    124 114 I think a NFL team that draws is a big help to a city.
    Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 09:29 AM (bksJQ)



    Considering the average price of just regular tickets in the nosebleed section, plus food, parking and all the other attendant "chazarei," football and soon baseball will be more expensive an activity than orchestra seats at the Metropolitan Opera.

    What good it does for a city is beyond me.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2016 09:33 AM (9P3OG)

    125 Go for it , VM. you got this.

    Posted by: goatexchange at August 06, 2016 09:34 AM (Nd4YY)

    126 But you have to haggle when you buy a car. It's how it's done. Paying the sticker price is beyond insane. I can't even imagine throwing away that much money for no reason. I work too hard to throw away my money for no reason. And the difference between sticker and the real price a LOT of money.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 09:34 AM (WlGX+)

    127 the dilbert guy said:
    My larger point is not about Chevy, Ford, or The Westin. My point is that in an age of potentially perfect information (via the Internet) the only way big companies can sell products at a profit is through confusion and baiting-and-switching. Economics majors will already understand that to do otherwise would allow direct competition and drive down prices to non-profitability.

    Posted by: not scott adams at August 06, 2016 09:35 AM (CRXed)

    128
    I don't think it was mentioned but . . .

    HAPPY HIROSHIMA A-BOMB DAY!

    Saved my dad's life and perhaps millions more.

    Thank you, Einstein, Oppenheimer, Fermi, Szilard, Teller and Feynman.

    And my uncle Alex, who escaped Germany at the last second and was a tool and die maker for the Manhattan Project.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2016 09:36 AM (9P3OG)

    129 But you have to haggle when you buy a car

    --------

    I bought my last car fifteen years ago. When this one breaks, I'll call a tow truck, two or three thousand in repairs is a hell of a lot of difference than twenty or fifty thousand for a new one.

    Posted by: Tommy at August 06, 2016 09:37 AM (hMn7Y)

    130 Thought that came after looking into the femonist anti-alphabetarian from the ONT. Anybody think there may be a correlation with the b.s. "whole word" method to teach screw up kids reading?

    Posted by: random lurker at August 06, 2016 09:37 AM (+tRIN)

    131 97
    I've read that sometimes they are talking to the manager. Especially if it's at the end of the month or year or quarter.
    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 09:22 AM (8ikIW)


    When I was in the market for a car a couple of years ago, a friend said that the end of a quarter was the best time to buy, since they're trying to make their quota or whatever.

    I figured I was going to have to shop around and look at different cars to decide what I wanted. One day after work I stopped at a dealer to look at a car. It was on sale for 15% off the sticker price. I took it for a test drive, then suddenly realized the date was June 30. I went back to the dealer and signed the paperwork. The next day I went to the bank and had a check made out. Bang. Done. Bought the first car I looked at.

    Of course, I probably shouldn't have mentioned that my current car was so badly rusted that it wouldn't pass inspection. You can tell that I'm not experienced with the whole "haggling" thing.

    That was two years ago, and it worked out. I'm satisfied with what I bought and my savings account has mostly recovered. And my old car was 23 years old and I had owned it for 15 years, so I got my money's worth out of it.

    Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 09:38 AM (sdi6R)

    132 116 GO USA Men's Water Polo!

    (How do they keep the horses from getting water in their eyes?)
    Posted by: goatexchange at August 06, 2016 09:30 AM (Nd4YY)

    Ha!


    by the way, you mentioned you teach at FSI...are you a fellow cookie-pusher? I was in for 15 years, hubby still is.

    Posted by: Moki at August 06, 2016 09:38 AM (ezHMO)

    133 And the difference between sticker and the real price a LOT of money.





    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat

    On most used cars they've got about 15 to 20 percent (minimum) baked into the MSRP.


    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 09:39 AM (8ikIW)

    134
    I think employment #s came out last week? Unemployment 4.9%? Anyone that wants a job should be able to find one...right?

    Posted by: BignJames at August 06, 2016 09:32 AM (x9c8r)



    Well....Our Betters have massaged and redefined that stat to the point of meaninglessness.

    So, they can never be held accountable for anything short of complete economic collapse.

    Just like the Inflation Index with food and energy taken off the definition.

    Of course.Food and energy are usually the first things to rise.

    Imagine that!


    However, I think people realize that TFG's been a disaster and are hopeful that a new Prez will bring good things.

    so, hiring is slowly opening up a bit.

    Of course, if we get Helldog...

    *sad trombone*

    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 09:39 AM (HGtd0)

    135 I do my research and come up with the price I'm willing to pay. I give my last , best offer right up front. No haggling involved. Worked to my satisfaction last three cars. I realize your mileage may vary, pun intended

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 06, 2016 09:39 AM (MNgU2)

    136 Economics majors will already understand that to do otherwise would allow direct competition and drive down prices to non-profitability
    ----

    Economics majors also understand that when the selling price is driven below cost, the producer goes out of business.

    Posted by: Tommy at August 06, 2016 09:39 AM (hMn7Y)

    137 I second that, JJ. My dad was a 40mm AAA battery commander for MacArthur at Leyte Gulf, and almost certainly would have been on an invasion beach in Japan.

    Bless them all. The bomb was the smartest no-brainer in military history.

    Posted by: goatexchange at August 06, 2016 09:40 AM (Nd4YY)

    138 My car buying notes:
    The most coveted sales spot in dealerships is used car sales. There's typically more margin in used cars, and that's how sales guys are comp'd, gross margin.
    Negotiate your absolute best deal, and act like/let them believe you're going to be financing through them. If you're hammering out a good deal, they will be thinking: "Screw it. We'll tack a few extra points onto his loan."
    You want to see some theatrics? look at their faces when you whip out your checkbook.

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 09:41 AM (SeD0w)

    139 Got the Olympics Live stream working. Tons of ads, but the stream is pretty good. USA and Croatia tied 2-2 in the first quarter (Water Polo).

    Posted by: Lincolntf at August 06, 2016 09:42 AM (2cS/G)

    140 I realize your mileage may vary, pun intended

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck

    After the initial searches, I did the bulk of negotiating online and phone. I live in the NW burbs of Chicago, so there are no lack of dealers for most cars. Also amazing, even with the getting a quote from them on in an email, they still managed to make about a 200 dollar mistake.
    In their favor. So it was just like being in the showroom.

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 09:43 AM (8ikIW)

    141 19 murders in 18 days.

    And it isn't even Chicago


    http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=287929

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 09:43 AM (ptqRm)

    142 Ultimately they will have only 99 people employed and 1 unemployed and 350 million who have left the workforce for a 1% unemployment rate. Everything is awesome.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 06, 2016 09:43 AM (MNgU2)

    143 Posted by: Lincolntf at August 06, 2016 09:42 AM (2cS/G)

    Do they have underwater cameras?

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 06, 2016 09:44 AM (MNgU2)

    144
    My car buying notes:

    The most coveted sales spot in dealerships is used car sales.
    There's typically more margin in used cars, and that's how sales guys
    are comp'd, gross margin.

    Negotiate your absolute best deal, and act like/let them believe
    you're going to be financing through them. If you're hammering out a
    good deal, they will be thinking: "Screw it. We'll tack a few extra
    points onto his loan."

    You want to see some theatrics? look at their faces when you whip out your checkbook.

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 09:41 AM (SeD0w)
    =====When my kids bought their cars, I told them to make payments of an even amount approx. $10 over payment. They paid off in record time without even feeling the extra.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at August 06, 2016 09:45 AM (MIKMs)

    145 The NFL, like all pro-sports (and big time college sports), is first of all, entertainment.

    The stadium or coliseum or arena that your local sports franchise plays in was most likely paid for by you and taxpayers like you (Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers are the notable exception).

    So, subsidizing multi-millionaire sports franchise owners, who are part of a cartel that deliberately limits competition, and pays semi-literate (mostly) athletes ridiculous sums of money (because it is entertainment) is surely the path to economic prosperity for any city.

    It would be like your city buying Warren Buffett an expensive and beautiful house and office building, so he would bring Berkshire Hathaway to your town, in hopes of someday recouping the money from the sales tax from Buffett buying a new Mercedes Benz every other year.

    Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 06, 2016 09:46 AM (S6Pax)

    146 16 part of an effort to acknowledge the "myriad invaluable contributions of Muslim Americans in California and across the country."

    Okay. List, please?

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 06, 2016 08:42 AM (g6yUI)


    Yeah, I'd love to peruse that list of complete bullshit.

    Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at August 06, 2016 09:46 AM (72N6L)

    147 Posted by: Lincolntf at August 06, 2016 09:42 AM (2cS/G)

    Do they have underwater cameras?

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 06, 2016 09:44 AM (MNgU2)



    They do.

    NBC has attached their new "Junk Cam" to the poloists swimsuits.


    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 09:46 AM (HGtd0)

    148 circumcision jokes?!

    ---------

    It's a wallet, and it you rub it a bit, it becomes a suitcase.

    Posted by: Just the Punchline at August 06, 2016 09:47 AM (7qAYi)

    149 Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 06, 2016 09:46 AM (S6Pax)

    Good analogy . Houstonians continue to pay extra for rental cars and hotel rooms to pay for these billionaire play toys.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 06, 2016 09:48 AM (MNgU2)

    150
    On most used cars they've got about 15 to 20 percent (minimum) baked into the MSRP

    ====

    she likes this one dealer lot that handles jeeps

    they mark up all their jeeps to high end. off brands like kias are reasonable

    Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 06, 2016 09:48 AM (U0lQa)

    151 So, a neighbor/acquaintance of the latest British Stabby McStabbyperson tells us that the Somalian isn't loco, but he IS a devout muzzie.

    mmmm hmmm.

    But TPTB tell us he 'has significant mental issues' over and over. No terrorism links at all, nope, nosiree.

    This goes way past gaslighting (like in CA as mentioned above), and right into Soviet style propaganda. I'm recalling the essay mentioned here espousing that the purpose of the propaganda wasn't just to convince the populace of lies, but to break down their morality by making them post signs and repeat slogans THAT THE PEOPLE KNOW ARE LIES.

    And then places like Britain will lock you up for speaking the truth, calling that 'speaking badly' of muzzies. And they are trying like hell to make it a speech crime here in the US as well.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at August 06, 2016 09:48 AM (gyKtp)

    152 Ok, i'll limit my statement to Philadelphia's NFL team.

    Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 09:49 AM (bksJQ)

    153 Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 09:46 AM (HGtd0)

    Sounds like a large female viewership potential. And homos nttiawwt.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 06, 2016 09:50 AM (MNgU2)

    154 Did see a article this week something like Why are Muzzies so often mentally homicidal?

    Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 09:51 AM (bksJQ)

    155 "6 part of an effort to acknowledge the "myriad invaluable contributions of Muslim Americans in California and across the country." "


    Perhaps another look at the contributions of Catholic-Americans, Protestant-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Hindu-Americans, Athiest-Americans, Agnostic-Americans and so on might be in order.

    Seeing as Muslim is not a race, nor is it an ethnicity, we must be categorizing by religion, right?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 09:51 AM (ptqRm)

    156 Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 06, 2016 09:48 AM (U0lQa)

    Jeeps ( conventional ) are in very high demand. I get dealer solicitations to buy mine all the time over blue book listing.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 06, 2016 09:52 AM (MNgU2)

    157 GnuBreed -

    I think it was Havel who pointed out that function of commie propaganda. Not enough for the bigwigs to spout lies - the people must be made accomplices in the crime.

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 06, 2016 09:52 AM (otYf/)

    158 I think employment #s came out last week? Unemployment 4.9%? Anyone that wants a job should be able to find one...right?

    Posted by: BignJames at August 06, 2016 09:32 AM (x9c8r)



    The economy has never been better comrades. 1% growth (after they've manipulated the numbers to death and will be revised down) and somehow hiring is off the charts.

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 06, 2016 09:53 AM (auHtY)

    159 Jeeps ( conventional ) are in very high demand. I get dealer solicitations to buy mine all the time over blue book listing.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck

    I get the same offers from my Buick dealer. They know it's a low mileage car because I had to take it in for some recall work.
    From what I've read, they are lying to me.

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 09:55 AM (8ikIW)

    160 And then places like Britain will lock you up for
    speaking the truth, calling that 'speaking badly' of muzzies. And they
    are trying like hell to make it a speech crime here in the US as well.


    Posted by: GnuBreed


    It can be both. The Somali has mental issues and is a militant Islamic terrorist. Normal, sane people really don't go on rampages, shooting, stabbing and killing.
    The religion makes them nuts, destroys their ability to think rationally and with any objective moral sense. Their "morality" is the insanity of the Koran, authored by crazy people (probably a lot more than Mohammed).
    Encountering Somalis in my town, most of them have below-average IQ's. Some are really imbeciles. And they will not be assimilating any time soon.

    This will be called bad luck, when things get worse in the future.

    Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 06, 2016 09:56 AM (S6Pax)

    161 Ok, i'll limit my statement to Philadelphia's NFL team.

    The Iggles?
    Could be a net positive for Philly. I heard the old Iggles stadium (Veteran's?) was the only NFL venue with a jail as part of its amenities.
    Also, somewhere I saw a photograph from early 70's time frame of a Philly kicker making the game winning field goal.
    You can see a really fat guy in the 3rd row jumping to his feet. His hoodie has ridden up, and you can see the handle of a .38 and a pint of booze sticking out of his waistband.

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 09:56 AM (SeD0w)

    162 Yes! Happy A-Bomb Day.

    My dad was a crewman on a navy AOG, a gasoline tanker. At Okinawa when that campaign ended everyone was gearing up for the invasion of Japan. His ship received their orders for what they were going to do. They would beach themselves at one of the invasion beaches and provide gas to the tanks. He said they would be a 'Tank Farm'. He and the crew said they considered themselves dead men.

    Posted by: JackS at August 06, 2016 09:57 AM (hgwL9)

    163 "Hillary's Automotive Sales Emporium. Honesty IS Our Policy"



    Discuss?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 09:57 AM (ptqRm)

    164 A football thread without elbows?

    This whole new HQ blog thang has gone wildly off the rails. Crazily wrong. I want my patriarchy back!

    Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2016 09:58 AM (/m8T6)

    165 19 murders in 18 days.



    And it isn't even Chicago





    http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=287929


    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


    Drug crime. Another success story for Obama's America. Fundamentally transformed.

    You bet.

    Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 06, 2016 09:59 AM (S6Pax)

    166 " A football thread without elbows?
    "


    Good point.

    http://tinyurl.com/jfp8obd

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 09:59 AM (ptqRm)

    167 161- Oh, we have a jail in the new stadium (Lincoln Financial Field) too. I told a Chiefs fan that once at a game & he just started to back away slowly.

    Posted by: Just the Punchline at August 06, 2016 10:01 AM (7qAYi)

    168 "Economics majors also understand that when the selling price is driven below cost, the producer goes out of business."

    Not if you are a company in China. What you are saying is only true for private industry. That is why all the private companies are moving/have moved out of California or have gone under. Even private and semi-private companies are subsidized by all the various welfare programs. Kill WIC and SNAP and Walmart and most chain grocery stores go out of business. Kill section 8 and most slums and rent control areas go out of business. Economics text books scoff at trade guilds while mostly overlooking government agency practices.

    Posted by: not scott adams at August 06, 2016 10:01 AM (CRXed)

    169 Awesome that the first gold medal of the Rio games was for shooting and won by an American. F you gun control bitches.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 06, 2016 10:01 AM (MNgU2)

    170 And it isn't even Chicago

    mmm, good ol' Chocolate City! I went there 4 years ago for a convention. I was truly unimpressed. There were still buildings in near falling down status, almost surely from Katrina. How many billions did they cash in on as a result of that storm?

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 10:03 AM (SeD0w)

    171 The religion makes them nuts, destroys their ability to think rationally and with any objective moral sense. Their "morality" is the insanity of the Koran, authored by crazy people (probably a lot more than Mohammed).
    Encountering Somalis in my town, most of them have below-average IQ's. Some are really imbeciles. And they will not be assimilating any time soon.


    Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 06, 2016 09:56 AM (S6Pax)

    It's a sad state of affairs when you can say that a place was better off when run by the Italians.

    Posted by: josephistan at August 06, 2016 10:03 AM (7qAYi)

    172 "Hillary's Automotive Sales Emporium. Honesty IS Our Policy"
    Discuss?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 09:57 AM (ptqRm)

    Hillary, automotive sales, and honesty.

    One of these 3 does not belong.

    Posted by: JackS at August 06, 2016 10:03 AM (hgwL9)

    173 " The religion makes them nuts, destroys their ability to think rationally and with any objective moral sense. Their "morality" is the insanity of the Koran, authored by crazy people (probably a lot more than Mohammed). "


    Off to the internet Churchill Machine:

    http://blog.godreports.com/?p=7324

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 10:06 AM (ptqRm)

    174 He and the crew said they considered themselves dead men.

    I'm sure it's been done, but I'd like to see a real world analysis of how many lives those 2 bombs saved, Japanese and American.

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 10:06 AM (SeD0w)

    175 171 - I mean that Somalia, not your home town, was better off under the Italians.

    Posted by: josephistan at August 06, 2016 10:06 AM (7qAYi)

    176 166 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 09:59 AM (ptqRm)
    ==========================

    Thanks Lucy. Yank that football away!

    Apparently, I'll never learn not to click VIA's links.

    Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2016 10:06 AM (/m8T6)

    177 American Gold Medal shooter is a female WVU Engineering student. I bet she can build a mean still, and party like a hillbilly! And i totally mean that in a GOOD way.
    Still-maker, college country girl, shooter...... if she isn't hitched by September, something is wrong.

    Posted by: ha! at August 06, 2016 10:07 AM (5lCl9)

    178 "Thanks Lucy. Yank that football away!

    Apparently, I'll never learn not to click VIA's links."

    No need to thank me.

    I'm a giver.
    It's what I do.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 10:09 AM (ptqRm)

    179 I mean that Somalia, not your home town, was better off under the Italians.

    Posted by: josephistan


    Columbus, Ohio was never run by the Italians, just named after one.

    Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at August 06, 2016 10:09 AM (S6Pax)

    180 votermom, prayers up! I, too, am looking for work now that I've moved across country again. Good luck to us!

    Posted by: April at August 06, 2016 10:10 AM (e8PP1)

    181 Oh, look, it's morning!

    No pet thread? Well, guess I ought to feed the pets, then.

    Didja ever notice that the difference between a pet and a poet is an o?

    Posted by: mindful webworker - pre-caffeinated at August 06, 2016 10:18 AM (pREVk)

    182 I'm sure it's been done, but I'd like to see a real world analysis of how many lives those 2 bombs saved, Japanese and American.

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 10:06 AM (SeD0w)

    In 'Downfall' by Richard B. Frank he says there were a number of studies done. Both before and after the bombs were dropped. Numbers varied and nobody will ever know.

    Posted by: JackS at August 06, 2016 10:18 AM (hgwL9)

    183 One of the local towns (Biloxi MS) completed their minor league baseball stadium two years ago. The cost wound up being 23 or 27 million (I forget), waaaay over budget of course, and also involved the sacrifice of quite a few of our beautiful 150 year old live oaks.

    Progress, baby! Anyhow, first year profits were projected to be $1 million. We'll have this thing paid off in no time! Year one, the Shuckers (imagine the jokes, folks) almost won the league championship.

    Year one profits? $100k. For some strange reason they aren't mentioning year two profits, and the Shuckers are suckers i.e. doing poorly.

    I'm just glad I don't live within those particular city limits.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at August 06, 2016 10:18 AM (gyKtp)

    184 We have come a long way from the cross joint in Pinappple Express.

    Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 06, 2016 10:20 AM (Dgb2H)

    185 159 "Jeeps ( conventional ) are in very high demand. I get dealer solicitations to buy mine all the time over blue book listing. "



    If you're looking for deal on a used car, let me suggest what I did on my current vehicle...

    In 2001, I bought two new cars off the Lexus dealer's showroom floor, a LS 430 for me and an RX 300 for my daughter. Got a reasonable deal for doing a package deal, but that's not what the average guy can do.

    After 15 years of driving that car with no problems, I went back to buy another. For the same car, instead of $90,000 it was $128,000. That got me to thinking.

    Instead of buying the new one, I leased a "Certified" used car - the same model (LS 460L), all the options, only with 21,000 miles on it and 3 years old. It's a 3 year lease with a full factory warranty, 15,000 miles a year, and I only pay $332 per month.

    How do you beat that deal?

    Right now, I've only heard of the luxury cars being offered on leases for their "certified" units, but I'll bet it catches on for other models.

    If you can drive a Mercedes, BMW or Lexus for less money than a regular car, with a full warranty, why not?

    Posted by: jwest at August 06, 2016 10:21 AM (Zs4uk)

    186 This must be part of the new "Pet Threads are for Closers" policy

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 10:21 AM (ptqRm)

    187 To be fair, that guy who creates art out of rolling joints is extremely talented.

    Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 06, 2016 10:22 AM (Dgb2H)

    188 Didja ever notice that the difference between a pet and a poet is an o?

    -----

    I can't man I can't I'm a little man, he's a great man. I should have been a pair of ragged claws....

    Posted by: Bigbys Olive Fingers at August 06, 2016 10:23 AM (U0lQa)

    189 I'm sick to death of this whole "Muslims are part of the fabric of America--and have been since our founding" bullshit because it's bullshit. I'm in Northern NJ where we have plenty of Muslims and I can tell you that there were very few in the area until the late 1970's. It's not like Muslims have fought in all our wars since 1775,or that Muslims worked the silk mills and factories or plowed the fields and worked the farms so it really frosts me that Obama and others go on and on about it. It simply has no connection to reality.
    It's annoying when the spotlight any minority group for their contributions, but blacks HAVE been part of the fabric of this nation. Muslims have not.
    Is there any evidence that there were even large numbers of Muslims in this country until the 1970's?
    Not that I could find.

    Posted by: JoeF. at August 06, 2016 10:23 AM (2QC0Q)

    190 I think this is a good time to

    introduce the term "obama" into society as a descriptive word.

    obama - is defined as someone or something that you are told is great but is really just a screaming pile of shit.

    As in-

    The new "Ghostbusters is a real obama."


    The timing's right because if/as Hillary! starts to lose, the MSM/Democrat Party will have to throw Obama under the bus, just as they did Clinton for Al Gore.

    And Obama, feeling like he can do any damn thing over the next few months (Thanks Republicans!)

    will prove that he's a real obama to an ever greater number of the American people.

    Let's do this!

    Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2016 10:24 AM (HGtd0)

    191 I'd like to note that the weekend EMT promise is in fact bollocks. We didn't even get no content this time.

    Repeat: Today's EMT = no no content.

    Now of course you may like this, in which you are no no content content. In which case you should be sent to the appropriate landmass, which you should learn; thus you will learn the know no no content content continent.

    ...actually no, I'm not drinking yet, why do you ask...

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 06, 2016 10:25 AM (vyqqu)

    192 A quarter ounce of Bolivian Marching Powder in his forskin of his cock.

    Shouldn't this guy be in porn?

    Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 06, 2016 10:26 AM (Dgb2H)

    193 162: standard philly fashion. don't leave home without either one.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 06, 2016 10:26 AM (KP5rU)

    194
    I'm sick to death of this whole "Muslims are part of the fabric of
    America--and have been since our founding" bullshit because it's
    bullshit.
    =====

    But, but, but . . . They were central to the founding of the US Marine Corps!

    Posted by: mustbequantum at August 06, 2016 10:26 AM (MIKMs)

    195 "Is there any evidence that there were even large numbers of Muslims in this country until the 1970's? "


    There is more evidence to indicate that Ted Kennedy allowed Mary-jo to drown in order to preserve his career, then there is that Muslims contributed to the fabric of our lives to any great degree.

    Yet...here we are.

    It is being made into historical Canon before our very eyes.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 10:27 AM (ptqRm)

    196 "But, but, but . . . They were central to the founding of the US Marine Corps!"

    Fair point.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 10:28 AM (ptqRm)

    197 .... . .-.. .--. / .... . .-.. .--. / .. .----. -- / -... . .. -. --. / .-. . .--. .-. . ... ... . -.. / ... - --- .--. / -.-. --- -- . / .- -. -.. / ... . . / - .... . / ...- .. --- .-.. . -. -.-. . / .. -. .... . .-. . -. - / .. -. / - .... . / ... -.-- ... - . -- / ... - --- .--.


    -- .- - - / -.. .- -- --- -.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 06, 2016 10:28 AM (hyuyC)

    198 Muslims contributed to the opening line of our most cherished military anthem!

    Posted by: ha! at August 06, 2016 10:30 AM (5lCl9)

    199 GnuBreed @ 183 -

    So Biloxi's baseball stadium isn't profitable in terms of dollars, but think of all the jobs it has created. And not just the jobs at the stadium. There are nearby restaurants that have hired more people because of the increased business resulting from baseball games.

    And then there's the multiplier effect! All those peanut vendors and restaurant waitresses (and others - so many others) will spend money in Biloxi, and those people will ... anyway, it's like the Biloxi economy is getting a boost of $230 million a year.

    (/sarc, of course.)

    Posted by: FireHorse at August 06, 2016 10:30 AM (YcAfS)

    200 I'm shocked that a man with the nickname Blast had a devoted wife and girlfriend at the same time

    Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at August 06, 2016 10:31 AM (Dgb2H)

    201 Dennis the Peasant...

    Nice!

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 10:31 AM (ptqRm)

    202 Muslims were the driving force behind much of the construction of our early Navy and the Navy's power projection strategy, resulting in a global reach to protect Freedom of Navigation!

    Posted by: ha! at August 06, 2016 10:32 AM (5lCl9)

    203 yeah, moose limbs are totally part of the foundation of this country. yeah, i totally buy into that line of snakeshit.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 06, 2016 10:32 AM (KP5rU)

    204 194 196 But, but, but . . . They were central to the founding of the US Marine Corps!

    That would be Tun Tavern.

    Or "Conestoga Waggon" Tavern.

    Sources differ, but in a tavern is for sure.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 06, 2016 10:33 AM (hyuyC)

    205 Columbus, Ohio was never run by the Italians, just named after one.

    Posted by: Bossy Conservative
    ________

    So was Cincinnati, Ohio - sort of.

    Posted by: FireHorse at August 06, 2016 10:34 AM (YcAfS)

    206 I'm not talking "Arab" immigration, because Catholic and Orthodox Arabs have been coming since the 1880's. I know this because I grew up in Paterson where many of them headed to work the looms in the textile mills that were Paterson's chief industry. They wee actually the skilled laborers because, you know, weaving rugs. The Italians only worked in the "dye" houses.
    But there were no Muslims here until the 1970's--except for MAYBE a handful of Turks and Circassians.

    Posted by: JoeF. at August 06, 2016 10:34 AM (2QC0Q)

    207 Saying that no one did any research on flossing is not the same as saying flossing has been proven to be useless.

    I expect someone to now do the necessary research. Then we will know.

    Posted by: zmdavid at August 06, 2016 10:35 AM (xqRaG)

    208 Muslims inspired many of our early national heroes!! Bainbridge, Decatur, Preble, O'Bannon.....!

    Posted by: ha! at August 06, 2016 10:35 AM (5lCl9)

    209 if she isn't hitched by September, something is wrong.

    Well, I know it's West Virginia and all, but she's only 19. And it was for 10m air rifle. Silver and bronze to Dirty China.

    Posted by: t-bird at August 06, 2016 10:35 AM (oFSUK)

    210 THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is why I watch the Olympics - to see that young woman's smile on the top of the medal stand, during the National Anthem. You GO GIRL!!

    Posted by: ha! at August 06, 2016 10:37 AM (5lCl9)

    211 "Well, I know it's West Virginia and all, but she's only 19."

    I thought that in West Virginia, an unmarried 19 year old would be known as a spinster.

    Doesn't this poor girl have any blood kin?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 10:38 AM (ptqRm)

    212 One could easily make the argument Muzzies have cost this country more than they ever helped it. They did level a good part of Manhattan costing billions.

    Posted by: Skip at August 06, 2016 10:38 AM (bksJQ)

    213 205, how about Cicero, the suburb of Chicago, where Al Capone ruled? I always thought it was named because Italians lived there, but then I realized the thing in the 19th century was to name towns and cities after names and places from the "classic" Roman and Greek world. Hence, Memphis, Syracuse, Athens etc.

    Posted by: JoeF. at August 06, 2016 10:38 AM (2QC0Q)

    214 That would be Tun Tavern.

    He's talking about the need for the Marines.

    Posted by: t-bird at August 06, 2016 10:39 AM (oFSUK)

    215 Dropping off an app at a local store and feel stupidly nervous.
    @votermom:
    1) Praying for you
    2) It's ok to ask for an speak w/the hiring manager, if available.
    When you do speak with them, remember: the conversation is about what YOU do for THEM. I have done a bit of hiring, esp. in retail. Felxability in scheduling, and willingness to learn product are key.

    Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 06, 2016 10:39 AM (SeD0w)

    216 174 Brave Sir Robin

    The two nucs did 3% of the damage the USAAC did to the cities of Japan. 3%.

    The US armed forces mined every harbor, burned every city but one, sank the Japanese Merchant Marine and almost all of their Navy before the Japanese surrendered. The USAAC ran out of cities to burn, as a few were on the nuc target list, not the burn the heart out of the city with incendiary bombs list.

    The remaining Japanese forces figured out when and where we planned to land in Kyushu. They were as ready as they could be. Everything they possessed would have been thrown into the fight for the first Home Island invaded.

    The Japanese military planned to lose 20 million + Japanese subjects to bleed the Allies. Even then the Japanese knew they could not win.

    The US plan was to keep dropping nuclear weapons (15 total atomic bombs planned) until the Japanese gave up.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 06, 2016 10:39 AM (hyuyC)

    217 "Hillary's Automotive Sales Emporium. Honesty IS Our Policy"
    Discuss?


    ****

    Wiped?
    You mean, like with a windshield wiper?

    Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 10:39 AM (wPiJc)

    218 " One could easily make the argument Muzzies have cost this country more than they ever helped it. They did level a good part of Manhattan costing billions."

    This is where we need to be accurate in our responses.


    The argument being offered is that "Muslim-Americans" have contributed.

    So when we refer to the 9-11 murders, they respond that the Perps were not American citizens, and we are H8ters.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2016 10:40 AM (ptqRm)

    219 I miss Pulaski Day where even in Illinois farmland, we got the day off school.


    Posted by: mustbequantum at August 06, 2016 10:41 AM (MIKMs)

    220 199 >> And then there's the multiplier effect!

    Posted by: Firehorse

    You're not, by any chance, a member of the Biloxi city council?

    Cuz that's exactly how they spun this boondoggle.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at August 06, 2016 10:43 AM (gyKtp)

    221 But, but, but . . . They were central to the founding of the US Marine Corps!
    Posted by: mustbequantum at August 06, 2016 10:26 AM (MIKMs)
    ---
    I declare "thread winner"

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 06, 2016 10:48 AM (jR7Wy)

    222 >>>Bringing this over from ONT for the late-risers:



    Reuters-Ipsos poll that had Cankles jumping to +8 post-DNC now shows race at +3.



    http://preview.tinyurl.com/hqn5jbe



    But continue panicking if you wish.
    .
    .
    .That's because they got caught in fraud and went back to the polling method they used before hillary dropped against Trump. That plus she continues to lie about the emails when everyone knows she is lying.

    Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 06, 2016 10:49 AM (iONHu)

    223 One young Israeli tourist survived the jihadi knife attack in London. Providential.

    http://tinyurl.com/zwnjl8q

    Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2016 10:50 AM (/m8T6)

    224 Muslims invented the Betamax and goat cheese. But not THAT kind of goat cheese.

    Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 06, 2016 10:52 AM (97XyN)

    225 >>"Hillary's Automotive Sales Emporium. Honesty IS Our Policy"
    Discuss?



    There's a place up the road from me that is called "Integrity Auto Sales".

    They have one car on the lot, and the last time I went by it had two flat tires. I wanted to send a picture to Ace.

    Posted by: garrett at August 06, 2016 10:52 AM (TjcfH)

    226

    Weird news?

    Athlete with No Womb or Ovaries but Internal Testes Will Compete with Women in Rio

    http://bit.ly/2aBN4vx

    look at "her" picture in 2011

    http://www.livescience.com/15810-caster-semenya-gender-sex-test.html



    Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2016 10:53 AM (qCMvj)

    227 I'm thinking this presidential race as being like poker played by chimps...Hillary antes and raises with her sociopathic lying, Trump calls with stupidity and goes all by alienating his base by proving he's an establishment republican after all. And both of them have a pair of dueces. And still the house loses.

    Posted by: Patrick Henry at August 06, 2016 10:53 AM (YvXar)

    228 And me as well. Big prayers for all of us.


    Posted by: gracepc at August 06, 2016 10:54 AM (OU4q6)

    229 Those East German women athletes from the Cold War must be grumbling that they were born too soon.

    Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 10:54 AM (sdi6R)

    230 I see "Suicide Squad" isn't getting a Chinese release either (full disclosure: I enjoyed it).

    They're the second biggest movie market and they're investing heavily in Hollywood films, so expect movies to cater to them more and more.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 06, 2016 10:55 AM (jR7Wy)

    231 I will still vote R, because you have to, but no one should be surprised when he wins and then decides that Merrick Garland guy might not be such a bad choice for SCOTUS after all. We are so screwed America.

    Posted by: Patrick Henry at August 06, 2016 10:57 AM (YvXar)

    232 .#197 nice to see Matt Damon checking in this morning.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at August 06, 2016 10:58 AM (VL6nX)

    233 Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at August 06, 2016 09:00 AM (U0lQa)

    Wait, domestic cars suck? Them's fightin' words! What kind of car you looking for?

    Posted by: F.N.G. at August 06, 2016 10:59 AM (kiSdp)

    234
    Muslims invented the Betamax and goat cheese. But not THAT kind of goat cheese.


    They didn't invent goat cheese. Just the way to collect it.

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 10:59 AM (8ikIW)

    235 Brace Sir Robin, re: casualties from Coronet and Olympic.

    The US Joint Chiefs of Staff, before Iwo Jima and Okinawa, prepared a study of Allied casualties from those invasions.

    They estimated that One Million men would be killed, wounded or listed as missing from those two invasions.

    Hiroshima was the headquarters for the Japanese army tasked with resisting the invasion of that island. The river was clogged with little suicide boats even as boys were taught to kill an invader with a sharpened stick.

    Posted by: Anna Puma at August 06, 2016 10:59 AM (fS22B)

    236 Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 06, 2016 10:28 AM (hyuyC)

    ----
    I thought we were an autonomous collective!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 06, 2016 11:00 AM (jR7Wy)

    237 look at "her" picture in 2011

    http://www.livescience.com/15810-caster-semenya-gender-sex-test.html



    Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2016 10:53 AM (qCMvj)

    ...........
    Yikes! Makes the Mooch look feminine.

    Posted by: Molly k. at August 06, 2016 11:01 AM (shN0m)

    238 A Competitive Advantage in the New Millenium- a limerick


    As a binary form of mammalia
    Our sprinters have paraphernalia
    But with a surgeon's assistance
    You can cut wind resistance
    By lopping off male genitalia

    Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 06, 2016 11:03 AM (wPiJc)

    239 >>Athlete with No Womb or Ovaries but Internal Testes Will Compete with Women in Rio


    Congrats, feminists!
    You've been pwned by the LGBTQ crew.
    You've come along way, baby...to end up approximately where you started.

    Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2016 11:03 AM (NOIQH)

    240
    "The Hell with those fellas. [Spit]. Buzzards gotta eat...same as worms."

    Posted by: Mister Magoo's at August 06, 2016 11:03 AM (XcRuw)

    241 194


    I'm sick to death of this whole "Muslims are part of the fabric of

    America--and have been since our founding" bullshit because it's

    bullshit.
    =====

    But, but, but . . . They were central to the founding of the US Marine Corps!


    Posted by: mustbequantum at August 06, 2016 10:26 AM (MIKM
    And ask Jefferson about the First Barbary War.

    Posted by: gracepc at August 06, 2016 11:03 AM (OU4q6)

    242 So I guess Rio was able to find the key to their stadium?

    What's the medal and body count?

    Posted by: Anna Puma at August 06, 2016 11:03 AM (fS22B)

    243 Yikes! Makes the Mooch look feminine.

    Posted by: Molly k

    Probably gives the JEF a woody though

    Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2016 11:03 AM (8ikIW)

    244 236 All Hail Eris, Literate Savage

    LOL. If only.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 06, 2016 11:05 AM (hyuyC)

    245 >>But, but, but . . . They were central to the founding of the US Marine Corps!


    Can we get them back to the shores of Tripoli?

    Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2016 11:05 AM (NOIQH)

    246 235
    They estimated that One Million men would be killed, wounded or listed as missing from those two invasions.

    Hiroshima was the headquarters for the Japanese army tasked with resisting the invasion of that island. The river was clogged with little suicide boats even as boys were taught to kill an invader with a sharpened stick.
    Posted by: Anna Puma at August 06, 2016 10:59 AM (fS22B)


    And literally millions of Japanese, soldiers and civilians, would have died as well.

    I've read that children were also being trained to approach American GIs with concealed grenades. Suicide bombers, in other words.

    After a few such incidents, soldiers would have had no choice but to shoot approaching children. Imagine the PTSD they would have suffered from that.

    Posted by: rickl at August 06, 2016 11:06 AM (sdi6R)

    247 Nood.

    Posted by: HH at August 06, 2016 11:07 AM (DrCtv)

    248 B-29 'Doc' first flight

    https://youtu.be/CscShi3BV8Q?t=25s

    Includes inside the plane footage

    Posted by: Anna Puma at August 06, 2016 11:08 AM (fS22B)

    249 Re: Ginny Thrasher, the Olympian who just won the Air Rifle competition.

    She was born in Rome, NY. Her father was career Air Force, and she began shooting in high school, after a hunting trip with her father and brothers.
    She graduated from high school in Virginia and after being recruited by numerous NCAA colleges with shooting teams, chose WVU because it is a perennial powerhouse in the shooting sports.

    She is not a native WV.

    http://content.yudu.com/web/y5b2/0A1zosy/May2016Q2Mag/flash/resources/48.htm

    Posted by: Jen the original at August 06, 2016 11:09 AM (Vee9K)

    250 Seamus Muldoon #238: A Competitive Advantage in the New Millenium- a limerick

    The judges have decided not to take off points for the extra beat in the 3rd line, because of the difficulty level for the rhymed words in the 1st, 2nd, and last lines.

    *applause*

    Posted by: mindful webworker - East German judges abstained at August 06, 2016 11:12 AM (pREVk)

    251 245 Lizzy

    100 US Marines, fellow SOC, SBS and SAS troops are currently in Libya near Sirte. They are providing training, advice, communications and CAS targeting to local Libyan militia forces fighting ISIS.

    Derna, the site of one of the Marine Corp's early victories, is further down the coast in Lybia.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 06, 2016 11:13 AM (hyuyC)

    252 I think this is a good time to

    introduce the term "obama" into society as a descriptive word.


    Just tried to drop that on urbandictionary.com. They want a facebook or gmail account, so that didn't work out.

    Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 06, 2016 11:17 AM (T/cxb)

    253
    You don't need floss

    You don't need teeth.

    Posted by: NHS at August 06, 2016 11:18 AM (IqV8l)

    254 As a Bears fan, I find the lead picture to this post to be an offensive and violent micro-aggression. This thread is no longer a safe space for Bears fans. I expect an abject, groveling apology from the open blogger responsible, and even if given, Mis. Hum should be summarily fired from Ace of Spades blog and driven from polite society for all time. Consider this mercy. D.GOOCH

    P.S. Bear Down!

    Posted by: GOOCH at August 06, 2016 11:19 AM (Pulmk)

    255 On Monday, the California's State Assembly passed a resolution that declared August 2016 as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month, as part of an effort to acknowledge the "myriad invaluable contributions of Muslim Americans in California and across the country." The resolution (HR-59) was introduced by Assemblymember Bill Quirk and passed with bipartisan support.

    http://tinyurl.com/j6apfjl

    Full text of resolution:

    http://tinyurl.com/hfxypfa

    Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 06, 2016 08:39 AM (kdS6q)


    "Invaluable" = poli-speak for "worthless".

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 06, 2016 11:49 AM (f3Uae)

    256 I'm not sure what he was trying to say here, but that dentist story is scary. And dentists wonder why people are afraid of them. Any tool that has the word "barbed" in it is not a tool I want anywhere near me, thankyouverymuch.

    Posted by: bluebell at August 06, 2016 09:01 AM (805dc)


    They recommend a dental dam to protect the patient from dropped tools going down his throat, but i though the main purpose of the dam was to keep gunk like tooth grindings and rotten nerve gunk from going down his throat.


    Another approach would be to ensure the dentist always has the tools attached to his/her person by a loop of string or chain, so that dropped tool could be retrieved. When I had to climb up to the very top of a drilling rig derrick to change a depth encoder, they made me tie my wrenches to my belt with lengths of light cord, because a ten-inch Crescent wrench dropped from 150 feet could go right through a plastic hard hat, and kill a person.


    I will never get another root canal. Waste of money. It only buys a few more years' use of the tooth. Just hork the damned thing right out, and get an implant in its place, because that's what you be doing in the long run, anyway.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 06, 2016 12:08 PM (f3Uae)

    257 2 slices, criss-crossed.

    I thought everyone knew that.

    Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Some People Call Me Maurice at August 06, 2016 09:10 AM (WlGX+)


    No. You get a block of sharp Cheddar, and cut slices about 3/16" inch thick, arrange on the bread, and then place on the top slice of bread, and cook in a grilled-cheese sammich press. Mine is so old, it still has the cotton-wrapped cord insulated with death-dealing asbestos. But it makes truly yummy sammiches.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 06, 2016 12:12 PM (f3Uae)

    258 If something at Walmart is in a ripped box, I'll ask for a discount. Usually stores will knock off 10% or so for that.

    I'm not going to be shady and intentionally destroy a box or something, but if there are two identical products I'll take the one that's slightly damaged for the discount. I've never had any problems with product quality doing this.

    Posted by: Lauren at August 06, 2016 09:31 AM (TWY1+)


    Haggling is good. No harm at all in asking for a discount. I haggle at Home Depot a lot. If I buy a ten-foot 2X8, but only need 7 1/2 feet for my project, I will seek out one that has a damaged end, and ask for a discount. Win, win. I get my board for a discount, and Home Depot gets to sell a damaged board that would otherwise clutter up the rack for days as it was passed over and rejected by buyers seeking "perfect" boards.


    That ten-foot board with the damaged end has a perfect eight-foot board hiding inside it.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 06, 2016 12:26 PM (f3Uae)

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