Thursday Night Overnight Open Thread (8/25/16) [Mis. Hum.]

Common Sense

We cannot fix failed states by inviting millions of their people to move in with us. All that ensures is more failed states, more failure, and eventually, one by one, the nations of the west will join them. And then you'll really be yearning to breathe free and there will be nowhere to do it.

Mark Steyn

If you take emotion out of the equation (liberals cannot or will not). Steyn is spot on. He is not alone. A recent poll shows that there are too many immigrants. It is sad and infuriating that bureaucrats do not rationally think things through and completely disregard the average citizen. I wonder how secure his home is and how tall the fence is?

The E.U. President could care less about his fiduciary duty to Europe. He doubles down on mass immigration.Steyn discusses freedom. And the E.U. treats their citizens as serfs. In a way Europe deserves what they have sown. Although it is hard to see people who are not free.

Already destabilizing the EU project and the post-WWII center-left/right political compromise, all trends show that unless steps are taken to make Europe less attractive, the migrant crisis will build on its own momentum.


Will the Europeans say enough? Time will tell.

History Lessons

On this day in 1944 Paris rid of Nazis.

SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force, Aug. 25 -- The Paris radio announced late tonight that the French capital had been liberated and that the German commander had signed a document ordering his troops to cease fire immediately.

The announcement followed entry of American and French troops into the capital during the day. There was no immediate confirmation here.

The latest word at headquarters was that American and French troops had joined Fighting French patriots on the Ile de la Cite in the heart of the capital after bitter fighting with Germans and French collaborationist militiamen.


A broken guitar string changed the world of Rock N Roll.


As you know this is a smart military blog. Carry on.


Education


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The Horde is a diverse group. Doctors, attorneys, engineers, homemakers, carpenters the list goes on. All of those Women's Studies Majors will need an electrician, plumber or a drywall contractor some time in their lives. Why vocational school is needed.

University of Chicago tells incoming students, "There are no safe spaces". Is this the beginning of the end for the Special Snowflake generation?

How often do we hear from the education establishment, "We don't have enough money"? We tax, we provide wonderful salaries, terrific benefits and what do we get?
Lower ACT scores!
Where is the NEA at the moment? Summer vacation that's where.


As long as the world has been around there have been get rich schemes. Some of these schemers really don't know how to plan. Preparation is the key to success.


Filed Under You Have To Be Kidding Me


Over the past 4 weeks the Department of Veterans Affairs has been in the news. The stories range from expensive art work in offices to unused television sets sitting in storage. Now, they are losing cars and credit cards. Oh, and the person who reported the losses is fired.


Previously Hillary Clinton tweeted that every sexual assault survivor had “the right to be believed.” After that, she reiterated that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.” That is until Juanita Broaddrick started making waves. Now Hillary is silent about women and their claims of sexual assault.


Bill Burr nails her & Bill to the "proverbial wall". They are the f%*$ing Devil.

Yummy

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The other evening we discussed the fact that bananas are facing some serious problems. The banana is an interesting fruit. Here are some interesting facts about them.

They also make a slimming tasty dessert.

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Did you know that there are 214 days of the year which are a food or drink day?

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Comments

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1 Fist!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 25, 2016 10:06 PM (jR7Wy)

2 Second!

Posted by: D. Trump at August 25, 2016 10:07 PM (H9MG5)

3 Allegedly, I need to go to bed soon. It's been a long first week of school......

Posted by: lindafell de spair- racist, mysognistic, uneducated, bitter, redneck, Moron in TEXIT! at August 25, 2016 10:07 PM (xVgrA)

4 I was gonna read the content first, but, wow, so much content I'll be here all night just reading the post.

Posted by: mindful webworker - tl;dr at August 25, 2016 10:08 PM (5a8XA)

5 Yo......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:08 PM (agvMi)

6 Romo down and not getting up. Shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:08 PM (agvMi)

7 Allegedly, I need to go to bed soon. It's been a long first week of school......

Posted by: lindafell de spair- racist, mysognistic, uneducated, bitter, redneck, Moron in TEXIT! at August 25, 2016 10:07 PM (xVgrA)

Glad you stayed up on a school night Miss Linda



Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 25, 2016 10:09 PM (voOPb)

8 And the Goddess of Discord gets #1, this bodes well for tonight.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2016 10:09 PM (Ii1np)

9 Romo is down. Looks like Dak might get tossed into the fire sooner than he thought.

Posted by: Country Singer at August 25, 2016 10:10 PM (GUBah)

10 Anna! Top ten!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 25, 2016 10:10 PM (jR7Wy)

11 watching ice road truckers. fuckin canucks, all talk like ozzie. they should have translators eh?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 25, 2016 10:11 PM (KP5rU)

12
6 Romo down and not getting up. Shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:08 PM (agvMi)


Damn, that's a shame and a silly preseason game to boot. Get well Tony.

And on a bright note I hear that Johnny Football is available. That should work out well with Dez don't you think?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 25, 2016 10:11 PM (voOPb)

13 On this day in 1835, the newspaper New York Sun started to run articles claiming a famous astronomer had discovered life on the Moon. Man-bats having orgies in public and unicorns too.

Somehow I find the Moon story more believable than what New York Times now publishes on the climate.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2016 10:12 PM (Ii1np)

14 Yes, we have no bananas today!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 25, 2016 10:12 PM (wCEn4)

15 Hmm? Jak and Daxter play for the Cowboys?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:12 PM (kumBu)

16 Forgive my pallor, but how is hot sauce a black thing?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 25, 2016 10:13 PM (jR7Wy)

17 racismracism racismracismracism

racismracismracism racismracismracism

Yeah.


All trite.



Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 10:13 PM (zu88C)

18 This Sunday is National Go Topless Day. There will be parades and events across the country with countless women you would never want to see topless and will remind us of why laws prohibiting public nudity are a good thing.

Posted by: Ripley at August 25, 2016 10:13 PM (NbRJx)

19 Psh, Jerry's Boys don't need a QB - just give the ball to Zeke!

Why yes, I am a Buckeyes fan, but my opinion is 101% unbiased.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:13 PM (kumBu)

20 Romo is still taking the field? (I'd say "playing" but I'm not sure what he does can be considered playing football...)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 25, 2016 10:14 PM (vyqqu)

21 With the exception of VDH, I loathe everyone of those miserable bastards at national review.

I think they are all vying for how can be the biggest asshole.

Willamson is in the lead but Johnah is starting to gain on him.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 25, 2016 10:14 PM (yk1RA)

22 From previous thread:

[i}ou doubt the ability of us Morons to entertain you???





Surely you jest.



Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 25, 2016 10:09 PM (rlfds)

No fucking way! I can't tell you how excited I am that Mr Deeg agreed. I luff my 'rons.


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 25, 2016 10:12 PM (+eR2D)

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 25, 2016 10:14 PM (+eR2D)

23 Who will be the Norman E. Borlaug to save the Banana? Or is science so SJWed because GMO Bananas are dead.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 10:14 PM (CDowr)

24 >>>Romo down and not getting up. Shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:08 PM (agvMi)<<<

Wha... what happened?!

It's supposed to be on the NFL network here, but it's just some stupid show!!!

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (H9MG5)

25 I sometimes wish I had taken welding courses.


Posted by: Kindltot at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (ry34m)

26 ONT, huh.

Looks at clock. Looks at bottle of bourbon. Looks at ONT.

Pours.

Have to observe the proper ONT protocols.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (v5iqM)

27 " Forgive my pallor, but how is hot sauce a black thing?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 25, 2016 10:13 PM (jR7Wy) "

Dunno. I love me some hot sauce and I'm whiter than a hacky sack tournament at Burning Man.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (kumBu)

28 Thanks MisHum,
I don't want to be an 'ette that gets left here......allegedly it's not safe....

Posted by: lindafell de spair- racist, mysognistic, uneducated, bitter, redneck, Moron in TEXIT! at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (xVgrA)

29 Some art for the thread.

http://www.ufunk.net/illustration/kevin-hong/

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (Ii1np)

30 eris, you and your fisties!

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (A1MMY)

31 Well fuckity fuck that didn't work.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (+eR2D)

32 Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 25, 2016 10:11 PM (KP5rU)

Chavez!
How you feeling Bud?

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (voOPb)

33
Zettai Ryoiki's ONT Preparedness Checklist


[ x ] Viking Helmet

[ x ] Crocs

[ x ] Feather Boa

[ x ] Drunk

[ ] Pants

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (kP16F)

34 My unsolicited advice is if there is any way you can attend a MoMee, don't miss it!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (wCEn4)

35 >>>We cannot fix failed states by inviting millions of their people to move in with us.

But didn't the Marshall Plan rebuild Japan and Germany by bringing their entire populations over here? No?

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 25, 2016 10:16 PM (PjWy4)

36 racist!
racist!
Racist!



and so on

look you fookers I can read Hillary's fookin mind

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 10:16 PM (1pC0G)

37 And about that attempt on Merkel, all I got to say is Sic Semper Tyranus.

She has blood on her hands that can never be repayed.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 25, 2016 10:16 PM (yk1RA)

38 Hey doc, is that a banana in your pocket or are you just excited about our company's new product?

PS. Write a 1000 scripts for it next month, and you can call me Megan.

Posted by: Sexy Drug Rep at August 25, 2016 10:16 PM (DW+jj)

39 why is racism considered the ultimate sin?

There are so many things that are worse.


Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 10:17 PM (zu88C)

40 16: it's not. and what dumb ass carries it in her purse. bad as the pickle jar.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 25, 2016 10:17 PM (KP5rU)

41 "Wha... what happened?! "



Hit from behind and bent over to the ground. Off the field now but working with trainers. Doubt he goes back in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:17 PM (RN0vU)

42 RK, you gonna go to the TXMoMee?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 25, 2016 10:18 PM (+eR2D)

43 I sometimes wish I had taken welding courses.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (ry34m)



A lot of community colleges offer introductory courses in welding. I've been thinking about taking one myself!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 25, 2016 10:18 PM (wCEn4)

44 "But didn't the Marshall Plan rebuild Japan and Germany by bringing their entire populations over here? No?

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 25, 2016 10:16 PM (PjWy4) "

I'm okay with bringing the age 18-36 female population of Japan stateside, and I will generously offer up my house as lodging.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:18 PM (kumBu)

45 32: great my friend. no more drinking though. never felt better.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 25, 2016 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

46 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 25, 2016 10:18 PM (KCxzN)

47 I would like to see one of these wankers who think hot sauce is non-white tell that to Cajuns. Banjos won't be what they hear in answer.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2016 10:18 PM (Ii1np)

48 What is the largest selling item in Walmart?


Bananas

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 25, 2016 10:19 PM (F1iXz)

49 29 Some art for the thread.

http://www.ufunk.net/illustration/kevin-hong/
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (Ii1np)
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Those are beautiful! Reminds me of William Kaluta and Moebius.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 25, 2016 10:19 PM (jR7Wy)

50 Ugh, now I remember why we never watch regular TV. Commercials are awful.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 25, 2016 10:19 PM (+eR2D)

51 "I sometimes wish I had taken welding courses. "



It's a very worthy trade.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:20 PM (RN0vU)

52 >>>Hit from behind and bent over to the ground. Off the field now but working with trainers. Doubt he goes back in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:17 PM (RN0vU)<<<

Oh great.

**quickly says prayer that Prescott stays healthy**

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 25, 2016 10:20 PM (H9MG5)

53 Another ONT with strange feet - what's up with that?

Posted by: Chi at August 25, 2016 10:20 PM (i6S4a)

54 I hate lots of people for how they look, how they vote, wat they say, how much smarter than me they are...

I hate people who hate people.


I can still do that , right?


Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 10:20 PM (zu88C)

55 MisHum, thanks, great ONT!


And since you can't, I guess, do it, I'll do it for you - woot woot ONT!


Forget the name of course, but Paris was saved major damage by the disobedience of the German commander, who had been ordered to destroy it prior to its falling to the Allies.


You've probably seen the 60s movie - Is Paris Burning? - title based I think on an actual message directed towards the faithless commander - "Brennt Paris?".


Funny, reading Kershaw's bio of Hitler (last one, '36-'45), and Hitler's orders were frequently not followed, at least in the early days. There seemed to be no problem with it, der Fuhrer never got upset about it. The "Downfall" movie and parodies depict a very different person, consumed by megalomania and drugs essentially, who was far crazier than he was just a few years before (the evil and essential craziness were constant, I would note).

Posted by: rhomboid at August 25, 2016 10:21 PM (QDnY+)

56 "you gonna go to the TXMoMee?"



At this point I'd say no. Usually with dad on the weekends and sister and BIL will be on a Mediterranean cruise around that time as well.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:21 PM (RN0vU)

57 Ah, Tony Romo - the James Patterson of the NFL.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:21 PM (kumBu)

58 >>>Preparation is the key to success.

For me, it's Preparation H.

Posted by: Barney Frank at August 25, 2016 10:21 PM (PjWy4)

59 I love what I do, I wish I could talk about it but confidentially agreements and all that.

Just getting home from work right now after putting in 13 hrs.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 25, 2016 10:21 PM (yk1RA)

60 I started welding when I was about 14 or so. By my mid-20s, I was getting pretty good.

Of course, there's many who are far better. I've always heard TIG magicians claim they can weld aluminum foil. I've never seen it. Show me, I say. They never can seem to get around to it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 25, 2016 10:22 PM (DW+jj)

61 >>>16: it's not. and what dumb ass carries it in her purse. bad as the pickle jar.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 25, 2016 10:17 PM (KP5rU)<<<

Hey, nothing wrong with carrying a pickle jar around with you.

You gotta have somewhere to save your pee.

Posted by: zombie Howard Hughes at August 25, 2016 10:22 PM (H9MG5)

62 21 With the exception of VDH, I loathe everyone of those miserable bastards at national review.


Let's go DJT! Since I changed my registration to republican in AZ a month ago I have gotten 2 very nice Trump fundraising letters. Bupkis from the RNC.

Posted by: Bernette at August 25, 2016 10:22 PM (ru2SK)

63
At this point I'd say no. Usually with dad on
the weekends and sister and BIL will be on a Mediterranean cruise around
that time as well.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:21 PM (RN0vU)


Understood. But sad I won't see ya there.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 25, 2016 10:22 PM (+eR2D)

64 Posted by: rhomboid at August 25, 2016 10:21 PM (QDnY+)

Thank you

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 25, 2016 10:23 PM (voOPb)

65 A lot of community colleges offer introductory courses in welding. I've been thinking about taking one myself!>>>

I have been looking for one and none of the ones near me have a Welding course in the evening. During the day there are some but I can't go to those. Pisses me off since work would pay as long as I don't leave work to take it IE pay for the class but not my time which I would do in a heartbeat if one was in my area..

Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 10:23 PM (CDowr)

66 thought bubble currently over Hillary's head

{dat butch Huma joy riding around on my broom again?
I need a ride to the bedroom}

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 10:23 PM (1pC0G)

67 Evenin', fappers.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:23 PM (0mRoj)

68 Maybe Jerry Jones can go check out Tim Tebow's MLB try-outs - you know, just in case.

(Or he could scout Johnny Football at his next arraignment..)

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:24 PM (kumBu)

69 Mortimer, yes, but we are on the edge of being able to be silly-ly individualistic

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:24 PM (A1MMY)

70 Now that you mention it Eris, I can see traces of Moebius in some of the work. Still if I could afford a cover artist, this guy I might contact.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2016 10:24 PM (Ii1np)

71 "I started welding when I was about 14 or so."



Done a good bit of farm/ranch welding but it wouldn't cut it in the oilfield or factory.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:25 PM (RN0vU)

72 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/768942996817481728

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/768943127818149889

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/768943233514692608

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/768943347360608257

Posted by: kbdabear at August 25, 2016 10:25 PM (Ya7zs)

73 We cannot fix failed states by inviting millions of their people to move in with us. All that ensures is more failed states, more failure, and eventually, one by one, the nations of the west will join them. And then you'll really be yearning to breathe free and there will be nowhere to do it.


Nor can we fix them by invading them, or otherwise instigating "regime change" or otherwise forcing them to adopt our political structure. If we are going to spend trillions on nation building we should spend it here, not on dusty shitholes on the other side of the planet.

Posted by: Bernette at August 25, 2016 10:25 PM (ru2SK)

74 Regarding the EpiPen, it did not go up 400%. It went up 6000%. From $5 to over $300.

Yeah. Explain that one away, Libs.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 25, 2016 10:25 PM (YLidQ)

75 Banana link is busted.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 25, 2016 10:25 PM (P/kVC)

76 That fungus thing sounds like a plot to jack up fruit prices.


I blame Big Banana.

Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 10:25 PM (zu88C)

77 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/768943451215769600

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/768943552252436481

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/768943656141152256

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/768943764748414976

Posted by: kbdabear at August 25, 2016 10:26 PM (Ya7zs)

78 "We cannot fix failed states by inviting millions of their people to move in with us."


True, but understates the case, WRT Mexico.


The "flexibility" and income stream afforded the corrupt, horrible Mexican social structure by mass illegal migration/work in the US has been a key factor in delaying needed reform or evolution there.


So yes, ignorant morally narcissistic race-baiting pro-mass illegal migration idiots, you're damaging two countries with your idiocy, including esp. the poor and needlessly struggling working classes of Mexico.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 25, 2016 10:26 PM (QDnY+)

79 Dak-fcuking bullet for a TD.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:26 PM (RN0vU)

80 >>>The banana is an interesting fruit. Here are some interesting facts about them.

If there isn't a broken link, it's not a Mis. Hum. production.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 25, 2016 10:27 PM (R+30W)

81 16 Forgive my pallor, but how is hot sauce a black thing?
Hillary was rifling through Cheryl Mills' purse looking for the emergency diazepam, and came across a bottle of hot sauce. She made the mistake of thinking Cheryl was black.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 25, 2016 10:27 PM (SeD0w)

82 Which came first, the banana or the fungus?

The world may never know...

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at August 25, 2016 10:27 PM (H9MG5)

83 Hit from behind and bent over to the ground. Off the field now but working with trainers. Doubt he goes back in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:17 PM (RN0vU)

I thought that wasn't supposed to happen 'til mid-season?

I might have to go back to watching the Lions now.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 10:27 PM (heN73)

84 From the last thread:

I've lived my entire life without any regular meds, and now I just want something to control the high BP, and he's prescribed four meds.


It's a cocktail. It keeps an even strain without overtaxing an individual system. It will probably take a few months for him to get it right.

Posted by: gNewt....panhandlers never seem to not have their hands out ~ at August 25, 2016 10:27 PM (B7Uun)

85 I've always liked Tebow. I doubt very much that he will make it in mlb.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 25, 2016 10:27 PM (P8951)

86 Dak Prescott looks like he has been playing in the NFL for years. Romo, your time may be up.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 25, 2016 10:27 PM (+eR2D)

87 "I sometimes wish I had taken welding courses. "



It's a very worthy trade.

-
If I had to do it all over again, I'd go with quality control engineer in a brothel.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 10:28 PM (Nwg0u)

88 I dropped my BP by getting my body fat % under control and lifting heavy ass barbells

YEMV

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 10:28 PM (1pC0G)

89 I saw some so-called "UFO" footage tonight, and I realized something about it...

UFOs are bullshit.

We're nowhere near being capable of interstellar travel, but we have the technology to make moving objects invisible. Case in point...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxH1rmOTpFA

You're telling me that these hypothetical aliens have the technology to move themselves faster than light, but haven't figured out how to bend light around their ships to prevent detection by the naked eye?

Bullshit, I say. Bullshit.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 25, 2016 10:29 PM (0OG8D)

90 I have been looking for one and none of the ones near me have a Welding course in the evening. During the day there are some but I can't go to those. Pisses me off since work would pay as long as I don't leave work to take it IE pay for the class but not my time which I would do in a heartbeat if one was in my area..
Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 10:23 PM (CDowr)
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No, no Willy. It's welder by day, dancer by night!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 25, 2016 10:29 PM (jR7Wy)

91 *clicks on the link to Hong's web-site*

Two of the illustrations were used for short stories from Tor. Or maybe not.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2016 10:29 PM (Ii1np)

92 That Hillary hot sauce quote is so bad. It clearly was a setup, handed her by the show. Who even asks that question and why does she answer instantly "hot sauce" without hesitation? Who would even say that?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:30 PM (39g3+)

93 I've always liked Tebow. I doubt very much that he will make it in mlb.

-
There's always synchronized swimming.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 10:30 PM (Nwg0u)

94 Europe's problems* are not due to immigrants from failed states, they're due to mass immigration from MUSLIM states combined with a way-below-replacement-level fertility rate. Our problems, while not entirely dissimilar, are mostly due to leftist control over the institutions of cultural transfusion kneecapping our ability to assimilate immigrants into embracing the founding principles of the Republic.

For the foreseeable future, this means that we have to limit immigration (from ALL countries**) if we want to keep even the hope of America as a Constitutional Republic based on classical liberal principles alive, but I think its also important not to do so under mistaken assumptions. It is a means to an end necessitated by contemporary reality, not an ideal policy for all future circumstances.

tl;dr: Its Muslims, not people from poor countries. Anybody who thinks Swedish immigrants would be less socialist than Mexican immigrants is fooling themselves.

*The problems not caused by its own embrace of socialism and rejection of federal state structures, I mean. Europe can't exactly assimilate immigrants away from left-wing beliefs they hold themselves.

**we should also prioritize victims of Muslim persecution when deciding who we do allow in.

Posted by: lowtech redneck at August 25, 2016 10:30 PM (egK2C)

95 Love me some Bill Burr. That guy is hilarious.

"Fucking shameless."

That sums up Hillary quite well.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:30 PM (0mRoj)

96
why is racism considered the ultimate sin?

There are so many things that are worse.


Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 10:17 PM (zu88C)
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I'm not sure it's the ultimate sin; but it's an ideal sin for an accuser, because it's impossible to disprove, and denying it is "exactly what a racist would do."

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 25, 2016 10:30 PM (5o5ek)

97 Dak Prescott looks like he has been playing in the NFL for years. Romo, your time may be up.


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 25, 2016 10:27 PM (+eR2D)

Wait 'til JJ Watt hits him.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 10:31 PM (heN73)

98

The "flexibility" and income stream afforded the corrupt, horrible Mexican social structure by mass illegal migration/work in the US has been a key factor in delaying needed reform or evolution there.


So yes, ignorant morally narcissistic race-baiting pro-mass illegal migration idiots, you're damaging two countries with your idiocy, including esp. the poor and needlessly struggling working classes of Mexico.


NAFTA has been a disaster for both of our countries, at least if you compare how things were for both before it passed. Perot was right about that.

Posted by: Bernette at August 25, 2016 10:31 PM (ru2SK)

99 Did some welding in shop class in high school. It's not easy. I have definite respect for people who have mastered it.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:31 PM (0mRoj)

100 "I've always liked Tebow. I doubt very much that he will make it in mlb.

Posted by: DonnaV. (Brandishing ampersands) at August 25, 2016 10:27 PM (P8951) "

Honestly, he'll be lucky if he even gets MLB at-bats like, say, Drew Henson did. I'd love to see him be the next Brian Jordan, I just don't see it happening.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:31 PM (kumBu)

101 We cannot fix failed states cultures/b] by inviting millions of their people to move in with us. All that ensures is more failed states cultures/b], more failure, and eventually, one by one, the nations of the west will join them. And then you'll really be yearning to breathe free and there will be nowhere to do it. unless you and some friends and family carve it out of the surrounding savagery

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 10:32 PM (1pC0G)

102 Bill Burr is right, as he almost always is. He gets a bit weird about some stuff like moon landings but he's hilarious and right.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:32 PM (39g3+)

103 By pure chance I saw "Before I Die" or sumpin like that. Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, Henry Winkler and George Foreman went to Japan and got immersed in Japweird culture. Highly entertaining. It continues next week.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at August 25, 2016 10:32 PM (LIaQb)

104 UFOs are bullshit.

-
You've seem James Carville and still insist there's no such thing as space aliens?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 10:33 PM (Nwg0u)

105 one more try


We cannot fix failed states cultures by inviting millions of their people to move in with us. All that ensures is more failed states cultures/b], more failure, and eventually, one by one, the nations of the west will join them. And then you'll really be yearning to breathe free and there will be nowhere to do it. unless you and some friends and family carve it out of the surrounding savagery

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 10:33 PM (1pC0G)

106 Bananananananananananana


I know how to spell 'banana', I just don't know when to stop.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 25, 2016 10:33 PM (wPiJc)

107 Test

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 25, 2016 10:33 PM (YLidQ)

108 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 25, 2016 10:27 PM (R+30W)

And I swear to god I went thru them all and they worked. I was using 2 differnt computers today and I lost some content as well. 4th Monday of the week.

Link is fixed

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 25, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)

109 We cannot fix failed states by inviting millions of their people to move
in with us. All that ensures is more failed states, more failure, and
eventually, one by one, the nations of the west will join them. And then
you'll really be yearning to breathe free and there will be nowhere to
do it.
--

He's right. By closing off the escape valves (i.e., preventing a mass exodus of illegals or refugees) you can hope to build enough pressure in a failed country for the people to rise up and actually make the changes necessary to fix the country in the long term.

In the short term, that means human suffering that people can see (which is why it is so politically difficult to maintain stiff border controls -- no-one wants to feel as if they are causing hardship to poor families and women and children), but with the hope that a greater amount of human suffering can be prevented in the long term.

Posted by: Revenant at August 25, 2016 10:33 PM (3DSAh)

110 I've always liked Tebow. I doubt very much that he will make it in mlb.

Tebow seems like a nice enough guy and he's clearly a capable athlete, but it takes a very special, gifted sort of individual to be a good baseball player. Hardest job in sports, period.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:33 PM (39g3+)

111 Bananas. Yuck.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:33 PM (0mRoj)

112 I think I'll leave the special effects alone for a while

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 10:33 PM (1pC0G)

113 Did some welding in shop class in high school. It's not easy. I have definite respect for people who have mastered it.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:31 PM (0mRoj)

My son has done it for a couple years and likes it a lot. He's trying to get some kind of apprenticeship somewhere now.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 10:34 PM (heN73)

114 "Love me some Bill Burr. That guy is hilarious.

"Fucking shameless."

That sums up Hillary quite well.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:30 PM (0mRoj) "

On Opie and Anthony, Burr always came off as pretty liberal, but I suppose he's also good at detecting bullshit - most stand-ups are, because they're so jaded. I do enjoy his comedy, though - his epic rant while being heckled in Philadelphia is one of my favorite moments in stand-up comedy history.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:34 PM (kumBu)

115 Excuse me but....
Da Cubbies!!!!
That is all

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 25, 2016 10:34 PM (JgGWZ)

116
FEED ME

Posted by: The Barrel at August 25, 2016 10:34 PM (LuZz8)

117 Honestly, he'll be lucky if he even gets MLB at-bats like, say, Drew Henson did. I'd love to see him be the next Brian Jordan, I just don't see it happening.
Posted by: broseidon king of the broken at August 25, 2016 10:31 PM (kumBu)

---

Bo Jackson, he ain't.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 25, 2016 10:34 PM (rlfds)

118 racism is stupid, but we can fight our individual BATTLES WITH RACISM, SEXISM, RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY WITHOUT THE STATE

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:35 PM (A1MMY)

119 Forgive my pallor, but how is hot sauce a black thing?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 25, 2016 10:13 PM (jR7Wy)


Louisiana-style hot sauce on food like greens, definitely. Some of my black friends put it on everything but dessert.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at August 25, 2016 10:35 PM (nvMvs)

120 Dak Prescott looks like he has been playing in the NFL for years. Romo, your time may be up.


Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 25, 2016 10:27 PM (+eR2D)


He's been playing in the NFL developmental league, aka the SEC West.

Posted by: Country Singer at August 25, 2016 10:35 PM (GUBah)

121 why are there 7 pairs of mens underwear in The Barrel and only one ladies?


??

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 10:35 PM (1pC0G)

122 113 Did some welding in shop class in high school. It's not easy. I have definite respect for people who have mastered it.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:31 PM (0mRoj)

My son has done it for a couple years and likes it a lot. He's trying to get some kind of apprenticeship somewhere now.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 10:34 PM (heN73)

Good for him. It's something I'd like to be able to do well but I don't have any real reason or means to pursue it.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:35 PM (0mRoj)

123 fkty cap lock

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:35 PM (A1MMY)

124 Burr used to be a lot more liberal but his BS tolerance level has always been really low and I think he's being made to care about too much insane crap lately. He's way too smart and way too canny about life to buy into what you have to these days in order to be a leftist.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:35 PM (39g3+)

125 "Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:32 PM (39g3+) "

Burr originally believed some of the zanier conspiracies, but I think he eventually backed off most of those stances when he was presented with the right evidence.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:35 PM (kumBu)

126 "couldn't care less"


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 25, 2016 10:36 PM (4+VII)

127 Did some welding in shop class in high school. It's not easy. I have definite respect for people who have mastered it.>>>

I really believe the welders I know that are really good are Artists. There is some kind o feeling I don't have a talented welder has (maybe like music). Some of that can be taught to be good enough, but to make a weld strong and pretty that is an art.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (CDowr)

128 Banana facts link broken.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (4ErVI)

129 Hot sauce is what some black folks put on food to make it edible, its the ultimate condiment. If its nasty tasting, throw on some hot sauce. Unless its like pie or something.

It actually works pretty well, if you like hot stuff.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (39g3+)

130

why is racism considered the ultimate sin?



There are so many things that are worse.





Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 10:17 PM (zu88C)
--
Because people still feel guilty over racism that did exist in the past. Once people no longer feel that sense of guilt, it will lose its sting.

Posted by: Revenant at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (3DSAh)

131 "He's trying to get some kind of apprenticeship somewhere now."



CB, you're son here? If so, I'd suggest hitting the oilfield here or heading out to Midland/Odessa.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (RN0vU)

132 You're telling me that these hypothetical aliens have the technology to move themselves faster than light, but haven't figured out how to bend light around their ships to prevent detection by the naked eye?

Bullshit, I say. Bullshit.


Cloaking? They've barely developed gunpowder!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (FYrz1)

133 This Sunday is National Go Topless Day. There will be parades and events across the country with countless women you would never want to see topless and will remind us of why laws prohibiting public nudity are a good thing.


Oh, I know a girl who's big in that. Surprisingly in the US it's promoted by a quak religion called Raelions. They're big into aliens, UFOs, and hating Israel.

So I saw that it was going to be National Go Topless Day and I thought of her.

I thought of her because:

French
My favorite old hometown
and Boobs.

So I went to check out her page and see what she's up to. French girl and boobs had made me forget how absolutely batshit crazy she is.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (mgbwf)

134 Hey everybody.

Five great things that have come from New Orleans, LA:

- Dixieland jazz
- Tabasco and other classic hot sauces
- Cajun/creole cuisine
- Ruth's Chris Steak House
- Popeye's

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (OKox0)

135 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 25, 2016 10:25 PM (YLidQ)


WSJ: "Criticisms mount after drugmaker raises cost of allergy treatment by 548% since 2007"
http://tinyurl.com/h8zdue7

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (wCEn4)

136 Louisiana-style hot sauce on food like greens, definitely. Some of my black friends put it on everything but dessert.
Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit August 25, 2016 10:35 PM (nvMvs)
---
Well now I want greens with bacon and lots of hot sauce.

And speaking of sauce, time for me to knock back the remainder of my twee nightcap and toddle off to Slumberland.

Pleasant dreams, Horde.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (jR7Wy)

137 The interview with Randy Bachmann about the origins of American Woman was interesting, but the cartoon that accompanies it is beyond lame.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (oqkO3)

138 >>>Honestly, he'll be lucky if he even gets MLB at-bats
like, say, Drew Henson did. I'd love to see him be the next Brian
Jordan, I just don't see it happening.

Posted by: broseidon king of the broken at August 25, 2016 10:31 PM (kumBu)
---

Bo Jackson, he ain't.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 25, 2016 10:34 PM (rlfds)<<<

He won't even be Michael Jordan playing baseball.

Posted by: M.J., wondering what the hell I was thinking at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (H9MG5)

139 118. As a lifetime Christian conservative I feel great concern for not having the state's help with racism, sexism, and religious bigotry being a lifetime Christian conservative and all

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (JgGWZ)

140 129 Hot sauce is what some black folks put on food to make it edible, its the ultimate condiment. If its nasty tasting, throw on some hot sauce. Unless its like pie or something.

It actually works pretty well, if you like hot stuff.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (39g3+)

That's why hot sauce is a standard component in MREs.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (0mRoj)

141 Oops, Numbers 6 and 7:

- Fats Domino
- Dave Bartholomew

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:38 PM (OKox0)

142 Over the past 4 weeks the Department of Veterans Affairs has been in the news. The stories range from expensive art work in offices to unused television sets sitting in storage. Now, they are losing cars and credit cards.

Sounds like these sentences were taken straight from news articles about the city of Detroit. Well, except that the part about giving away pension funds in the form of a thirteenth pension paycheck to retirees, and losing millions of dollars.

Posted by: FDR in a Wheelchair at August 25, 2016 10:38 PM (+lVUW)

143 Racism is like fire. You fight fire with fire and the government fights racism with racism. We're all going to be scorched racists.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 10:38 PM (Nwg0u)

144 Welding is an artform, its amazing if you can do it well. My cousin can weld anything, but what makes him amazing in my eyes is that the seams are beautiful and clean, and he can work in any kind of metal. The guy didn't seem like he'd ever amount to anything - I saw him as one of those guys who ended up in prison eventually - but he learned to weld and apaprently he was born for it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:38 PM (39g3+)

145 "He's trying to get some kind of apprenticeship somewhere now."



CB, you're son here? If so, I'd suggest hitting the oilfield here or heading out to Midland/Odessa.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (RN0vU)

Sadly no, despite my best efforts. He's still up in the Detroit area and has no plans to change that.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 10:38 PM (heN73)

146 #98: Agreed 100%, Bernette! Mexico officially encourages its poorest people to come here so Mexico can avoid the trouble of going through the reforms necessary to make their economy fully functional.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 25, 2016 10:38 PM (0OG8D)

147 OK, 'rons. Time for bed. See y'all tomorrow hopefully.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 25, 2016 10:39 PM (+eR2D)

148 Navy, I guess I'm glad I'm not a Christian?

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:39 PM (A1MMY)

149 The lovely and talented Mrs Ryoiki has been on a banana kick lately... Says "it's for the fibre"...

A couple of months ago, it was yogurt! Before that, Funions...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 10:40 PM (kP16F)

150 "Bo Jackson, he ain't.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 25, 2016 10:34 PM (rlfds) "

Bo gets all the headlines, but Brian Jordan was a much more well-rounded baseball player. Of course, Bo had those 'wow' moments that only happen when you are a once-in-a-lifetime athlete like he was - but Jordan had the much better MLB career. (Of course, Bo had the much better NFL career, and would have easily been an NFL Hall of Famer if he stayed healthy)

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:40 PM (kumBu)

151 140. I was going to say that
Saved the little bottles for when we got back to the ship for midrats
Jesus that shit was just not right

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 25, 2016 10:40 PM (JgGWZ)

152 Anytime anybody mentions Bo Jackson...

it reminds me of Deion Sanders.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:40 PM (OKox0)

153 My son has done it for a couple years and likes it a lot. He's trying to get some kind of apprenticeship somewhere now.>>>

Has he looked at the AWS site? In the magazines I get they are always promoting how bad they need more welders.

https://app.aws.org/wj/

Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 10:41 PM (CDowr)

154 129 Hot sauce is what some black folks put on food to make it edible, its the ultimate condiment. If its nasty tasting, throw on some hot sauce. Unless its like pie or something.

It actually works pretty well, if you like hot stuff.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (39g3+)


I should give that a try on my sandwiches. I suck at making sandwiches. I've tried almost everything. The only ones that have turned out well are tuna salad and Reubens, but they're too time and labor intensive in the morning, when I'm scrambling around getting ready for work. Usually I just slap cold cuts and cheese on bread, and the results are underwhelming.

Posted by: rickl at August 25, 2016 10:41 PM (sdi6R)

155 148. No but I guess you need to be CONCERNED at the least

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 25, 2016 10:41 PM (JgGWZ)

156 Five great things that have come from New Orleans, LA

I've never had it but that booze, cezarack or whatever is supposed to be pretty good. If you make it with real absinthe.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:41 PM (39g3+)

157 118 racism is stupid, but we can fight our individual BATTLES WITH RACISM, SEXISM, RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY WITHOUT THE STATE
Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:35 PM (A1MMY)

---

Like this!

http://tinyurl.com/zpug2hv

and this!

http://tinyurl.com/gw27y98

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 25, 2016 10:41 PM (rlfds)

158 Great with Romo out it's going to be all about how great Prescott is.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at August 25, 2016 10:41 PM (Ee2nz)

159 Some art for the thread.

http://www.ufunk.net/illustration/kevin-hong/
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 25, 2016 10:15 PM (Ii1np)


There was a great BBC story on last week about all that went in to making the first Studio Ghibli movie. It was fascinating.

Everyone worked round the clock for 14 months to pull off the impossible.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 25, 2016 10:41 PM (mgbwf)

160 So it looks like it's open house at the E.U President's place. I wonder if he has decent snacks and a big screen t.v.

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 25, 2016 10:41 PM (v3DL/)

161 Louisiana Hot
Franks
Tabasco


My go-to sauces. Picked up the habit during school in New Orleans. Now a staple for eggs and a must for red beans & rice.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 25, 2016 10:42 PM (wPiJc)

162 rickl, you can make tasty reuben sandwiches? Stick with those.

For years Togo's has had a great Pastrami Reuben sandwich. Pastrami, kraut, swiss, 1000 island dressing, on white bread.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:42 PM (OKox0)

163 Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 10:38 PM (Nwg0u
I was hoping we would fight with words. imma kinda sick of worrying about fire from g-d or the state whichever comes first lol

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:42 PM (A1MMY)

164 156 Five great things that have come from New Orleans, LA

I've never had it but that booze, cezarack or whatever is supposed to be pretty good. If you make it with real absinthe.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:41 PM (39g3+)

Sazerac. It's a cocktail.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:43 PM (0mRoj)

165 Louisiana Hot .. best on wings

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:43 PM (A1MMY)

166 161. I thought Tabasco was from Texas?
To the Google!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 25, 2016 10:43 PM (JgGWZ)

167 why is racism considered the ultimate sin?



There are so many things that are worse.





Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 10:17 PM (zu88C)
--
Because people still feel guilty over racism that did exist in the past. Once people no longer feel that sense of guilt, it will lose its sting.

-
It's also like global warming. You can fight it with all sorts of government control and it'll still be there tomorrow to fight with even more government control.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 10:43 PM (Nwg0u)

168 "so Mexico can avoid the trouble of going through the reforms necessary to make their economy fully functional."


Mexico's problem is institutional, historical corruption from top-to-bottom.

Oh, and, half the country being controlled by cartels.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:43 PM (RN0vU)

169 Some of that can be taught to be good enough, but to make a weld strong and pretty that is an art.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (CDowr)


Interesting, a good friend of mine did beautiful welding in artistic structures (one of his many great talents).

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 25, 2016 10:43 PM (wCEn4)

170 Racism is just being a jerk. Sometimes being a jerk can be really hurtful, like bullying or harassment. Sometimes people can shrug it off, after all its just someone's attitude.

Its when racism becomes entrenched officially and systematically in the culture and law that it becomes a true evil. Racism institutionalized in hiring, housing, treatment by the law etc. That's when it becomes something that has to be wiped out.

But some Bubba yelling "spook" at a black guy? He's just being a jerk like anyone yelling names at people. That's between them and the Lord.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:43 PM (39g3+)

171 Tabasco is from Avery Island, LA.

As I understand it, the McIlhenny family still owns the entire company, never been made public.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:44 PM (OKox0)

172 Platoon Sergeant Claims 38 Soldiers On His Tax Return.

Heh. The name of the sergeant in the "story" is James Kinchloe. Kinchloe was one of Hogan's Heroes.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at August 25, 2016 10:44 PM (nvMvs)

173 "it reminds me of Deion Sanders.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:40 PM (OKox0) "

Deion was a decidedly average MLB player - but that's amazing when you combine it with his Hall of Fame NFL career. He was definitely the fastest player in the MLB for a good bit of his prime, but he was never the best base stealer because he didn't learn the craft of reading pitchers. It's amazing that he, Bo and Brian Jordan were basically exact contemporaries.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:44 PM (kumBu)

174 166. Nope, Avery Island, Louisiana
You're the man

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 25, 2016 10:44 PM (JgGWZ)

175 137 The interview with Randy Bachmann about the origins of American Woman was interesting, but the cartoon that accompanies it is beyond lame.
-----
AOP that is one thing I can't be blamed for

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 25, 2016 10:44 PM (voOPb)

176 "Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 25, 2016 10:43 PM (JgGWZ) "

Nope, definitely from Louisiana.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:45 PM (kumBu)

177 It's a very worthy trade.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:20 PM (RN0vU)


It's a worthy thing to do as a hobby, or as a skill to enable you to pursue a hobby. It's mastery over metal. The thrill never gets old. I must have been ten or eleven when my father put the acetylene torch in my hand, and showed me how weld steel together.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 10:45 PM (oqkO3)

178 broseidon, yup. Seems like all people (like, admittedly, me) remember about him though, is "washout."

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:45 PM (OKox0)

179 Duffleblog rocks!!!
Hilarious stuff.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 25, 2016 10:45 PM (0tfLf)

180 Women's Study majors will NOT be hiring plumbers, etc. They will call the property managers for their subsidized apartments and ask them to take care of it. Which will be paid for by [...drum roll...] YOU.

Posted by: Vagina Minor at August 25, 2016 10:45 PM (Jh20h)

181 SMFH loooool exactly like that and sometimes a sidekick in someones testies, which I do on occasion.

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:45 PM (A1MMY)

182 "Louisiana Hot
Franks
Tabasco "


Texas Pete's if you can get it.


It's actually "hot."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:45 PM (RN0vU)

183 Louisiana Hot, Tabasco and Cajun Sunshine are the best hot sauces in my book. Original Tabasco, not that weird alternate stuff they have started to make like Jalapeno and Chipotle. I don't really like Sriracha, partly because it's sugar-based.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:46 PM (39g3+)

184 WSJ: "Criticisms mount after drugmaker raises cost of allergy treatment by 548% since 2007"
http://tinyurl.com/h8zdue7
Posted by: Hrothgar at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM (wCEn4)
?****

Sorry, I was using math, which I know is frowned upon in the ONT.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 25, 2016 10:46 PM (YLidQ)

185 'Lo, 'rons....

Posted by: cthulhu at August 25, 2016 10:46 PM (EzgxV)

186 I used to only buy Tabasco, but I recently switched to Texas Pete. I keep a bottle of Sriracha in the fridge. Also, Sriracha ketchup is the bee's knees.

Posted by: no good deed at August 25, 2016 10:46 PM (9nt94)

187 Sazerac. It's a cocktail.


Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:43 PM



was drinking those recently.

Posted by: otho at August 25, 2016 10:47 PM (EWg9n)

188 It's amazing that he, Bo and Brian Jordan were basically exact contemporaries.

Bo was the best of them in terms of all around athlete, but Brian Jordan was the best baseball player. Deion was amazing, but he was not great at baseball, I agree. Bo could be, but his real passion was football so he never really dedicated himself like he could have.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:47 PM (39g3+)

189 Sriracha is too garlicky.

I like Cholula.

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 10:47 PM (qUNWi)

190 One of my Quiz Bowl teammates in college grew up just outside of Lafayette, LA, about 30 mins from the Tabasco factory.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:47 PM (kumBu)

191 >>>Will the Europeans say enough? Time will tell.

Europe got to where it is from the Middle Ages. It may be in decline now, but as long as there are more Europeans now than there were then, there is at least a hope of recovery.

Their enemies still haven't evolved past their 8th century barbarian culture. All Europe has to do is todecide that it is not morally obligated to allow itself to be ass raped by such creatures. That if they want to help them, they can be helped at a distance, where they cannot endanger European lives.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 25, 2016 10:48 PM (PjWy4)

192 What's worse? The fact that a lying, murdering felon like Clinton openly panders to ethnic groups or that ethnic groups lap that shit up in order to be accepted as one of the liberal herd?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 10:48 PM (pUDQf)

193 Heya cooth!

Watch out, willow is know to kick folks in the trunk on occasion...allegedly.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 25, 2016 10:48 PM (rlfds)

194 Texas Pete's is good too.

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 10:48 PM (qUNWi)

195 You know, all this talk about bananas seems like it's missing something...

....someone....

....oh, c'mon!! WINONA!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 25, 2016 10:48 PM (+b2T3)

196 "Also, Sriracha ketchup is the bee's knees."


*rubs chin.....why didn't I think of that*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:48 PM (RN0vU)

197 From Tales of the ER: Things women get stuck up their vaginas dept, bananas are a common makeshift dildo.

That and things like zucchini, hot dogs, kielbasas and others are used. Trouble is when pieces break off and get to festering. Plus they get 'em stuck.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 25, 2016 10:48 PM (DW+jj)

198 You want hot? Dave's Insanity Sauce.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:48 PM (0mRoj)

199 If you're reading this on an Apple device, there's an urgent software security update for you at Apple.



There continues to be no new content on the Maetenblog since the 16th. Hope he's having a wonderful time.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 25, 2016 10:49 PM (EzgxV)

200 it reminds me of Deion Sanders.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:40 PM (OKox0)

Neon Deion!

Whatever else one can say about him, I have good memories of his time with the Braves.

Still, playing two professional sports with concurrent seasons just isn't that smart; players can't truly excel at either one due to exhaustion and lack of playing time.

Posted by: lowtech redneck at August 25, 2016 10:49 PM (egK2C)

201 allegedly

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:49 PM (A1MMY)

202 Funny, reading Kershaw's bio of Hitler (last one, '36-'45), and Hitler's orders were frequently not followed, at least in the early days. There seemed to be no problem with it, der Fuhrer never got upset about it. The "Downfall" movie and parodies depict a very different person, consumed by megalomania and drugs essentially, who was far crazier than he was just a few years before (the evil and essential craziness were constant, I would note).

Posted by: rhomboid at August 25, 2016 10:21 PM (QDnY+)


I think perhaps one reason Albert Speer escaped the noose at Nuremburg is that he traveled around what was left of Germany in the last week before VE Day, countermanding the Fuhrerbefehl to destroy everything left standing. At least he claimed to have done so, driving the highways in his BMW roadster.


One could make quite a surreal movie about that tour.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 10:49 PM (oqkO3)

203 187 Sazerac. It's a cocktail.


Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:43 PM



was drinking those recently.
Posted by: otho at August 25, 2016 10:47 PM (EWg9n)

I've never had one, but I do like rye whiskey.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 10:49 PM (0mRoj)

204 ...oh, c'mon!! WINONA!!
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 25, 2016 10:48 PM (+b2T3)

---

Dude,

Are you really that sprung on Winona?

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 25, 2016 10:49 PM (rlfds)

205 Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:49 PM (A1MMY)

---


Heh.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 25, 2016 10:50 PM (rlfds)

206 Yeah mix ketchup with any good hot sauce and it adds a lot of zing to whatever you use it in.

Also, mix a little soy sauce into condiments and it adds a bit of smoky saltiness to the flavor. I've been experimenting a lot with sauces lately, to try new things. Lemon goes well into most as well.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:50 PM (39g3+)

207 I got a TON of stuff done today, feels good. I rewarded myself with the heart attack special at Philly's Best -- a PB cheesesteak with tons of cherry peppers, and one of their burgers with the works (and yes, more cherry peppers).

I got my Mom's car washed *and* the cracked windshield replaced, for $100 less than what SafeLite would have charged; been meaning to do both forever.

Anybody else ever had an especially productive day that you felt good about? I know when I have one, it really helps bring me out of my doldrums about everything-- including da wimmen...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:50 PM (OKox0)

208 How bout pure pepper acid. Just pure capsaisin acid on your face.

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 10:50 PM (qUNWi)

209 "Dave's Insanity Sauce."



Will have to look it up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:50 PM (RN0vU)

210 From the content: "The announcement followed entry of American and French troops into the capital during the day."

My Dad was there on the outskirts of Paris in his tank (3rd Armored Cav). He told my brother and me about it some years ago. He said the Americans were told to wait so the French could march in first.

My brother said, "Did that piss you off?"

Dad replied, "Nah, they were better at parading than we were anyway."

Posted by: Reptillian Alien Hillary at August 25, 2016 10:51 PM (3myMJ)

211 That Hillary hot sauce quote is so bad. It clearly was a setup, handed
her by the show. Who even asks that question and why does she answer
instantly "hot sauce" without hesitation? Who would even say that?

If she really wanted to pander, she should've said, "I carry a 9 in case I gotta cap some muthafuckas ass!!?

Posted by: tu3031 at August 25, 2016 10:51 PM (qJhUV)

212 Has he looked at the AWS site? In the magazines I get they are always promoting how bad they need more welders.

https://app.aws.org/wj/


Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 10:41 PM (CDowr)

I doubt it, so I will forward it to him. Thanks!!

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 10:51 PM (heN73)

213 that's what strappy heeled shoes are made for, sex and consequence

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 10:51 PM (A1MMY)

214 TY MisHum for a great ONT. I was crying laughing at the Bill Burr vid.

Posted by: Farmer at August 25, 2016 10:51 PM (o/90i)

215 bananas are radioactive
the most radioactive food in the grocery store

Brazil nuts are the 2nd most radioactive

Posted by: metalman at August 25, 2016 10:52 PM (Ddu/a)

216 Dave, I once in a fit of overconfidence threw way too much Dave's Insanity Sauce on something I was snacking on at a party.

Mistake!! OMG, one of the worst mouth burns I've ever had. To this day I'm kinda wary of the stuff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:52 PM (OKox0)

217 Sazerac, apparently its this:

5 cl Cognac
1 cl Absinthe
One sugar cube
Two dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Although there are a lot of variants including bourbon and lemon peels. The wine industry did a great job destroying the absinthe business by lying about its allegedly deadly properties, at least its legal now.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:52 PM (39g3+)

218 Words on Drudge that should never, ever, appear together.

Lena Dunham Body Positive Lingerie Campaign.

Summon the meteors.

Posted by: blaster at August 25, 2016 10:52 PM (ACqhm)

219 eleven, pure capsaicin acid can cause brain damage. Not kidding.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:52 PM (OKox0)

220
I should give that a try on my sandwiches. I suck at making sandwiches. I've tried almost everything. The only ones that have turned out well are tuna salad and Reubens, but they're too time and labor intensive in the morning, when I'm scrambling around getting ready for work. Usually I just slap cold cuts and cheese on bread, and the results are underwhelming.

Posted by: rickl at August 25, 2016 10:41 PM (sdi6R)



Maybe ask Chemjeff for some kitchen tips?

/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 25, 2016 10:53 PM (v5iqM)

221 Dad replied, "Nah, they were better at parading than we were anyway."

Well and it was their home. For all the well-justified cracks about the French, they had some good fighters too, and it was their homeland.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:53 PM (39g3+)

222 So, who wants to set up an Oregon MoMee?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 25, 2016 10:53 PM (ry34m)

223 "Bo was the best of them in terms of all around athlete, but Brian Jordan was the best baseball player. Deion was amazing, but he was not great at baseball, I agree. Bo could be, but his real passion was football so he never really dedicated himself like he could have.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:47 PM (39g3+) "

Yup. Jordan had the best MLB career, Deion had the best NFL career, and Bo was the best athlete of the trio - heck, he's one of the best athletes of all-time. Probably would have had the best NFL career without the hip injury. Like you said, he never really dedicated himself to baseball so I don't think he would have ever been a truly great MLB player - but on raw talent he managed some good seasons.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:53 PM (kumBu)

224 Nor can we fix them by invading them, or otherwise instigating "regime change" or otherwise forcing them to adopt our political structure. If we are going to spend trillions on nation building we should spend it here, not on dusty shitholes on the other side of the planet.

Posted by: Bernette at August 25, 2016 10:25 PM (ru2SK)


What you can do is invade them, colonize them, milk the ever-loving Hell out of them, suppress islam at swords' point, and give Christian missionaries support and resources to convert the people.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 10:54 PM (oqkO3)

225 Excellent ONT, MH!

Do NOT bring a banana on a boat especially if you're going fishing. All kinda superstitions about bananas and bad luck. Our guide a few years ago wigged out when my husband jokingly said he'd brought a banana to snack on.

Yes, yes. Go to a nude beach and you will then be all on board with anti nudity laws. Ones that convinced me: inadvertently staying in a hotel that overlooked the naked race in SF and then later mistakenly biking down Blacks Beach in SD.

Lastly, hot sauce is not the inherent right of blacks. My Mexican gfs practically drink stuff that would kill any normal person. So with my bumper crop of habaneros, I made a salsa to bring them tomorrow. A salsa I cannot have more than a few drops of and these gals will pour it over their eggs. They amaze me.

Posted by: keena at August 25, 2016 10:54 PM (RiTnx)

226 This got willowed in the Proxima b thread:

We were talking about dreams last night, and early this morning I had a doozy. There was a big party at my house. Not a wild party, just a bunch of people of various ages standing around talking. I didn't know any of them, yet I didn't find that disturbing. There were a number of odd details, like a coat hanger with a long downward-pointing spike whose purpose I did not understand.

It was raining heavily, and at one point I noticed water flowing like a small river in the living room. That meant the sump pump had stopped working. I frantically went through my dad's old rolodex looking for the plumber he used to use.

About that time I heard a persistent beeping. There were several small pager-like devices scattered around the house. No sooner would I shut one off than another one would start, and I had to go looking for it. I still hadn't found the name of the plumber.

Eventually I realized that the beeping was coming from my alarm clock. Time to wake up!

***

One other thing: Several years ago I dreamed that I opened a door in my house and discovered an entire floor that I never knew existed. It was mostly empty, but there were a few items of furniture. The rooms were spacious. One had a fireplace, and there was even an exterior entrance. The rooms looked like they had been abandoned for decades. That was one of the strangest and most vivid dreams I've ever had. It wasn't a nightmare. I was fascinated by the discovery. I should have written about that one in last night's thread but didn't think of it.

That "mystery floor" has made appearances in other subsequent dreams, including the one this morning. I think that's the oddest thing of all.

Posted by: rickl at August 25, 2016 10:54 PM (sdi6R)

227 Christopher Taylor, I've found that chopping up/liquefying a few anchovies into a lot of sauces, gives them some extra savory heft they previously lacked.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:54 PM (OKox0)

228 eleven, pure capsaicin acid can cause brain damage. Not kidding.

Okay...you went somewhere I was not prepared to go....

I didn't think it was that bad......

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 10:54 PM (qUNWi)

229 Anybody else ever had an especially productive day that you felt good about? I know when I have one, it really helps bring me out of my doldrums about everything-- including da wimmen...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:50 PM (OKox0)

I hope to have one tomorrow.

I'm gonna pound the pavement in the morning looking for another job and handing out resume's, then my reward will be a trip to the range. And after that, well, probably booze.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 10:54 PM (heN73)

230 Europe got to where it is from the Middle Ages.

-
A short history of western civilization.

The Stone Ages
The Bronze Ages
Ancient Greek Ages
Ancient Roman Ages
The Dark Ages
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance Ages
The Enlightment Ages
The Modern Ages
The Stupid Ages
The WTF Ages

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 10:55 PM (Nwg0u)

231 Country Boy, go for it!! :-) Good luck.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:55 PM (OKox0)

232 189 Sriracha is too garlicky.

I like Cholula.
Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 10:47 PM (qUNWi)

Me too. I think Sriracha is nasty.

Posted by: Bernette at August 25, 2016 10:55 PM (ru2SK)

233 I never have any anchovies around to work with but I'll give it some thought. I wonder if Worcestershire would do in a pinch?

Supposedly Bo Jackson was one of those genetic freaks, never had to work out or lift to have that build, he just woke up that way.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:56 PM (39g3+)

234 @213, willow

Go on.

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 10:56 PM (kP16F)

235 As far as Hillary showing how in touch she is with the homeys by claiming that she carries around hot sauce, maybe hot sauce is a euphemism for bourbon.

Posted by: FDR in a Wheelchair at August 25, 2016 10:56 PM (+lVUW)

236 So, real crimes are ignored and phoney crimes, e.g. racism, will make you lose your job and get kicked out of university.

Black is white. Up is down.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 25, 2016 10:56 PM (4+VII)

237 productive day

-
I've heard of those.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 10:56 PM (Nwg0u)

238 As I understand it, the McIlhenny family still owns the entire company, never been made public.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:44 PM (OKox0)


And a fine patriotic family they are, too:

Uncle: http://tinyurl.com/jdorf54
Nephew: http://tinyurl.com/z9nxyh7

Posted by: Country Singer at August 25, 2016 10:56 PM (GUBah)

239 You're telling me that these hypothetical aliens have the technology to move themselves faster than light, but haven't figured out how to bend light around their ships to prevent detection by the naked eye?

Bullshit, I say. Bullshit.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 25, 2016 10:29 PM (0OG8D)




I can offer a simple argument against your assertion. Would you use your cloaking technology to avoid detection by a bunch of ants? If there are aliens and they are advanced enough to be able to travel faster than light why would they even bother using it on such primitives as us? It would be a waste of energy to use it to hide from creatures that can do nothing about them being here anyways.

Posted by: buzzion at August 25, 2016 10:57 PM (bMG0w)

240 229 Anybody else ever had an especially productive day that you felt good about? I know when I have one, it really helps bring me out of my doldrums about everything-- including da wimmen...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:50 PM (OKox0)

I hope to have one tomorrow.

I'm gonna pound the pavement in the morning looking for another job and handing out resume's, then my reward will be a trip to the range. And after that, well, probably booze.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 10:54 PM (heN73)

Amazon is hiring if you need a stop-gap job.

Posted by: Bernette at August 25, 2016 10:57 PM (ru2SK)

241 Dude,

Are you really that sprung on Winona?
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 25, 2016 10:49 PM (rlfds)

****

Naahhh, for some reason he has chosen for this to be his schtick.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 25, 2016 10:57 PM (YLidQ)

242 A very productive day is....rewarding.

I remember that feeling fondly.

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 10:57 PM (qUNWi)

243 My Mexican gfs practically drink stuff that would kill any normal person.

Posted by: keena at August 25, 2016 10:54 PM (RiTnx)

And these Mexican gfs are....where??

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 10:58 PM (heN73)

244 189 Sriracha is too garlicky.
Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 10:47 PM (qUNWi)


Burn the heretic!

Posted by: Emmie at August 25, 2016 10:58 PM (xVuS6)

245 >>>190 One of my Quiz Bowl teammates in college grew up just outside of Lafayette, LA, about 30 mins from the Tabasco factory.
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 10:47 PM (kumBu)

Avery Island! Fun times, good food and peeps between New Iberia and Lafayette.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 25, 2016 10:58 PM (+b2T3)

246 Burn the heretic!

Kick Emmy in the shinbone!!!

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 10:58 PM (qUNWi)

247 I'm just going to repeat what I said in that thread.

The only woman that Bill Clinton has been connected to that you can use "allegedly" in the aspect of having sexual relations with them is Hillary.

Posted by: buzzion at August 25, 2016 10:59 PM (bMG0w)

248 Amazon is hiring if you need a stop-gap job.

Posted by: Bernette at August 25, 2016 10:57 PM (ru2SK)

I have one at the moment, but I'm not sure I can handle those Amazon jobs. I ain't no spring chicken anymore.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 10:59 PM (heN73)

249 My Mexican gfs practically drink stuff that would kill any normal person.


Go on...

Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 10:59 PM (zu88C)

250 Oh, and I have some miraculous news for everyone:

Remember my two sisters and bro-in-laws I've told you about, the sane ones and the not-so-sane ones?

Everything is fine with the sane ones, but last night at 10:30 me and my mom got a call to come over to the home of the not-so-sane ones. Off we went; we didn't have much information.

Anyway, my sister who I've told you all seems to have a *drinking problem* (although I'm not ready to call her an all-out alcoholic)... anyway, she had an (not so clear to me) episode of bad behavior with her 11-year-old daughter, who is my niece.

Long story a little bit shorter: my sister had an epiphany and is now openly seeking treatment for her drinking. It turns out, and I had not really known this, she's been suffering from horrible back pain and her meds haven't been working. Regardless of the reasons for the problem however, this sister has announced she's greatly amping up her efforts to (a) get her back problems dealt with and (b) STOP DRINKING.

Needless to say, me and my mom were very happy to hear this news and am supporting her 100%. There's even already some signs it's helping with her marriage (this sister and her husband are at this point frighteningly estranged).

So I just wanted to share this. Proof God does answer prayers, and anyone who wants to send up additional prayers for my sister and her family are more than welcome to do so, in fact thanks in advance. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:59 PM (OKox0)

251 Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 25, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)

++++

Thanks.
I was curious about the banana cures heartburn claim in the pic that you posted, since they actually give me heartburn. No help at the link, though. They don't add anything to the factoid there.

I googled around and it turns out that bananas are an acidic food (ph of 5.6). They do work as an antacid for some, but for others they are the problem instead of the cure.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 25, 2016 11:00 PM (R+30W)

252 I had a semi-productive day, rebuilding my work laptop. It was a long and winding road to install Windows 7 64 bit on my system. It came bundled with the OS and no discs, so when the hard drive died I had no way of reapplying the operating system. Eventually I found a windows 7 32 bit so I had something to work with, but Dell gave me a line of crap from Sanjy Buptta Lhassa whatsisface in Mumbai about how I had to pay to get what I'd already bought.

After several days I found a way to get the upgrade from Microsoft and finally its almost back to normal. none of this would have been a problem if they'd just given me some damned discs with the computer.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:00 PM (39g3+)

253 "eleven, pure capsaicin acid can cause brain damage. Not kidding.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:52 PM (OKox0) "

Or it can just straight up kill you if ingested. Pure capsaicin is, IIRC, like 15 million scoville units. The hottest current peppers are in the ~2.5 million range.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:00 PM (kumBu)

254 Country Singer, I've read that about the McIlhennys as well. A company and a family you can support without guilt.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 11:00 PM (OKox0)

255 >>>- Tabasco and other classic hot sauces


Me gusta el sauce Tabasco! Is from Mehico originally! Irish gringo McIlhenny steal our recipe!

Posted by: Jeb Bush at August 25, 2016 11:01 PM (PjWy4)

256 So, basically Hillary is the old bitch in the commercial who says she puts hot sauce on everything?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:02 PM (pUDQf)

257 LOL, guys. I mean they drink hot sauce! Not the sauce you're thinking of!

Posted by: keena at August 25, 2016 11:02 PM (RiTnx)

258 If all the bananas are gone, where will the face-sized spiders live?


Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 11:02 PM (zu88C)

259 Just kidding Emmie...


Don't leave.

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 11:02 PM (qUNWi)

260 Anybody else ever had an especially productive day that you felt good
about? I know when I have one, it really helps bring me out of my
doldrums about everything-->>>

Unfutunately most of my productivity is just keeping up with the grind. So no feeling good just felling "thanks that it is done".

The little bright spots are fixing my kids cars (new struts, Brakes...) I get the double bonus since I am a cheap ass bastard I save them money. And I did real work where my hands get dirty and i feel a muscle or two.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 11:02 PM (CDowr)

261 I thought Tabasco was from Texas?
To the Google!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 25, 2016 10:43 PM (JgGWZ)


It's made in a beautiful old red-brick factory at Avery Island, Louisiana. Which is surrounded by a lake and botanical garden. Avery Island is not an actual island; it's a salt dome.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:03 PM (oqkO3)

262 Also I'm not sure about that banana cure thing. It's known to make reflux worse and it does for me

Posted by: keena at August 25, 2016 11:03 PM (RiTnx)

263 You let our sauce into your country, but you build wall to keep us out!

Posted by: Jeb Bush at August 25, 2016 11:03 PM (nIGPZ)

264
Well and it was their home. For all the well-justified cracks about the French, they had some good fighters too, and it was their homeland.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 10:53 PM (39g3+)

Well, that's the funny part. He loves the French. We hung out with a man who had fought in the French Resistance during a WWII reunion tour. He and Dad got along famously.

Posted by: Reptillian Alien Hillary at August 25, 2016 11:03 PM (3myMJ)

265 so..keena.


Exactly how many Mexican gfs do you have?


And remember Rule 32.

Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 11:04 PM (zu88C)

266 Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 10:59 PM (zu88C)

Speaking of Mexican gfs:

I still recall the conversation last week or two about being unmotivated, run down, blah etc. etc. and the subject of low T came up.

I decided to go get checked and sure enough I have both a Vitamin D deficiency and "mildly" low testosterone. Doc is starting me off with shots and got my first one yesterday.

I wouldn't say I'm the most happy go lucky guy on the planet yet, but I can say that fatigued, lethargic feeling has by and large gone away already.

So if you're still feeling that way, I'd absolutely recommend getting checked out. Already glad I did.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 11:04 PM (heN73)

267 I recently tried Sriracha. Sister called for it in a recipe. It's not as spicy as Tabasco, but it doesn't have the vinegar taste either.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 25, 2016 11:04 PM (4+VII)

268 The Band of Brothers guys loved the Dutch more than the French

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:04 PM (39g3+)

269 There was actually an interesting 60 minutes segment where they visited the McIlhenny Tabasco farm. It truly is a family secret. Really interesting.

Posted by: keena at August 25, 2016 11:04 PM (RiTnx)

270 I'm having a lot of Valentina lately for everyday eating, like on eggs and vegetables. It's warm, but not hot, and to my tastes complements the food instead of overwhelming it.

I'll pretty much eat any hot sauce though and don't have a particular favorite.

What I really like is spicy food, like southern India cuisine. Fortunately we live in an area that abounds in Indian restaurants and several blocks full of Korean restaurants are just a short drive away. Yum.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at August 25, 2016 11:04 PM (nvMvs)

271 to be fair to the French , they lost a lot of fighting men in ww1

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 11:04 PM (1pC0G)

272 Gringo who manga Tabasco is cultural appropriation.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at August 25, 2016 11:05 PM (nIGPZ)

273 Regarding the EpiPen, it did not go up 400%. It went up 6000%. From $5 to over $300.
Yeah. Explain that one away, Libs.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 25, 2016 10:25 PM

Posted about this at the end of the last thread, as one needing an EpiPen. I think I ended this way...

Typical greedy Democrat that gives capitalism a bad name. Think about that, it's true.

posted by Jon Corzine

Posted by: Farmer at August 25, 2016 11:05 PM (o/90i)

274 I didn't know Bill Burr had a podcast. I'm going to have to check that out.

In other news: We are so totally screwed.

Posted by: sinalco at August 25, 2016 11:05 PM (yODqO)

275 yikes off hill sock

Posted by: Meremortal at August 25, 2016 11:05 PM (3myMJ)

276 "So, basically Hillary is the old bitch in the commercial who says she puts hot sauce on everything?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:02 PM (pUDQf) "

Frank's Red Hot is, IMO, pretty mediocre. For a standard no-frills hot sauce I much prefer Tabasco or Texas Pete.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:05 PM (kumBu)

277 LOL, guys. I mean they drink hot sauce! Not the sauce you're thinking of!

Posted by: keena at August 25, 2016 11:02 PM (RiTnx)

I knew that, I still wanna know about them.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 11:05 PM (heN73)

278 Damn, just popped the TV on and there is my favorite scene in any movie ever:

Neo waking up in the Matrix, lightning sparking around endless towers of human batteries, Neo plugged in while the bug-flyer arrives, unplug him, and . . . . FLUSH!

Collin' awesome cinema, baby.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 25, 2016 11:05 PM (pkiGl)

279 Damn, just popped the TV on and there is my favorite scene in any movie ever:

Neo waking up in the Matrix, lightning sparking around endless towers of human batteries, Neo plugged in while the bug-flyer arrives, unplug him, and . . . . FLUSH!

Fookin' awesome cinema, baby.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 25, 2016 11:06 PM (pkiGl)

280 Emmie...

Where are you...

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 11:06 PM (qUNWi)

281 Frank's Red Hot is, IMO, pretty mediocre.


Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:05 PM (kumBu)


Frank's is best used for making hot wing sauce. Just mix it with melted butter.

Posted by: Country Singer at August 25, 2016 11:06 PM (GUBah)

282 Usually I just slap cold cuts and cheese on bread, and the results are underwhelming.
Posted by: rickl
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Wwll, most sammiches should start with Duke's. Then whatever you want. But (almost) always add a shake red wine vingar & then Mrs. Dash. That makes a great leftover chicken sammich.

Posted by: Chi at August 25, 2016 11:06 PM (i6S4a)

283 Sharkman, before the Wachowskis went wackowski.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 11:06 PM (OKox0)

284 AOP that is one thing I can't be blamed for

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 25, 2016 10:44 PM (voOPb)


I'm not blaming you, Mis Hum. You know that. It's all these Millenial-run web sites that don't know jack shit about history. You find something half-way interesting, and they find a way to fuck it up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:06 PM (oqkO3)

285 6 Romo down and not getting up. Shit.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 10:08 PM (agvMi)

Dang it! Is his glass shoulder acting up again? It's time for the old man to hang it up!

Posted by: sinalco at August 25, 2016 11:07 PM (yODqO)

286
A short history of western civilization.

The Stone Ages -w/ slavery
The Bronze Ages -w/ slavery
Ancient Greek Ages -w/ slavery
Ancient Roman Ages -w/ slavery
The Dark Ages -w/ slavery
The Middle Ages -w/ slavery
The Renaissance Ages -w/ slavery
The Enlightment Ages -w/ slavery
The Modern Ages -w/o slavery
The Stupid Ages -w/ liberalism
The WTF Ages -w/ liberalism



there fixed it

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 11:07 PM (1pC0G)

287 " Country Boy, go for it!! :-) Good luck."



Good luck, CB.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 11:07 PM (RN0vU)

288 Did anyone catch the pic at Drudge of Her Majesty about to board her motorised sedan lit with a step stool in place to ease her ascent? Simultaneously sad, pitiful and disgusting! She's not well at all...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:07 PM (kP16F)

289 Kick Emmy in the shinbone!!!
Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 10:58 PM (qUNWi)


Ow!

Posted by: Emmie at August 25, 2016 11:08 PM (xVuS6)

290 I thought Tabasco was from Texas?

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The only thing I know for sure, it's not from New York City.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 11:08 PM (Nwg0u)

291 "I didn't know Bill Burr had a podcast. I'm going to have to check that out.

In other news: We are so totally screwed.

Posted by: sinalco at August 25, 2016 11:05 PM (yODqO) "

The few episodes I've listened to were pretty funny. A lot of the comics who were old regulars on the Opie and Anthony show have good podcasts nowadays, now that I think about it.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:08 PM (kumBu)

292 The hot sauce... fuck, it burns on the way out!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 25, 2016 11:08 PM (9mTYi)

293 Franks Red Hot is a sham.

It's bland and flavorless.

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 11:08 PM (qUNWi)

294 Hi all
qdpsteve I actually did have a decently productive day today
excluding the 3 hours of meetings I had in the middle of it, of course

Posted by: chemjeff at August 25, 2016 11:08 PM (uAvJJ)

295 Posted by: Country Boy

Vitamin D huh? Did you get the test injections?

That's good information, thanks! I will have to give that a shot.

When I am employed again.

Layoffs apparently kill testosterone too.

Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 11:08 PM (zu88C)

296 So if you're still feeling that way, I'd absolutely recommend getting checked out. Already glad I did.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 11:04 PM (heN73)
.............

that is cheating if you add 150# to your bench with that 'perscription'

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 11:09 PM (1pC0G)

297 Ow!

There you are....

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 11:09 PM (qUNWi)

298 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:06 PM (oqkO3

I know AOP just yanking your chain

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 25, 2016 11:09 PM (voOPb)

299 I like a local hot sauce called "Rocky's." It's spicier than Tabasco, but the heat's not so much that it overwhelms the flavor.

Posted by: josephistan at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (7qAYi)

300 Short bit on Tabasco: https://youtu.be/-ZyARhsX3WE

Posted by: Country Singer at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (GUBah)

301 224 Nor can we fix them by invading them, or otherwise instigating "regime change" or otherwise forcing them to adopt our political structure. If we are going to spend trillions on nation building we should spend it here, not on dusty shitholes on the other side of the planet.

Posted by: Bernette at August 25, 2016 10:25 PM (ru2SK)


What you can do is invade them, colonize them, milk the ever-loving Hell out of them, suppress islam at swords' point, and give Christian missionaries support and resources to convert the people.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 10:54 PM (oqkO3)


Not without massive casualties and dealing with a decades' long religious insurgency. We could have told Saudi Arabia to GFT after 9/11 and gone Manhattan Project on never buying oil from them again, but instead we got "Islam means peace" and have since become progressively more tied to them, to the point that our Middle East policies are driven primarily by/for them. The Bush/Hillary/Obama legacy has been awful.

Or we could nuke Saudi Arabia and take their damn oil for as long as we want it.

Posted by: Bernette at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (ru2SK)

302 Glad to hear, QDP.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (RN0vU)

303 Franks tastes too chemical to me, like Taco Bell's hot sauce. Its gasoline and pepper.

Bill Burr's podcast is good, its more uniformly funny than Nick DiPalo, who I love, but his podcasts are mostly bitching about crappy comedy venues.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (39g3+)

304 #154: "Usually I just slap cold cuts and cheese on bread, and the results are underwhelming."

Well... of course it's a bit underwhelming if that's all you're doing. A cold cuts and cheese sandwich slapped together in the morning to be eaten several hours later isn't going to be a culinary delight; it's just going to be what you need to keep yourself chugging through the rest of the workday. It can still taste good, but it's not going to be fine gourmet food, no matter how you put it together.

Great sandwiches require some extra preparation, and aren't going to taste quite so great after several hours sitting in your lunch bag, and there's no way around that.

The best sandwiches are variants on hamburgers, hot dogs, cheesesteak, grilled cheese and heroes. What do they all have in common? When you order them at a restaurant, they're served up fresh and hot.

Reuben? A type of grilled cheese. Po'boy? A hero. French dip? A cheesesteak.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (0OG8D)

305 280
Eleven, I was just reading the banana link after it got fixed.

Posted by: Emmie at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (xVuS6)

306 Most excellent ONT, MisHum!

Good evening, Horde!

Please check the sidebar for info on this year's Southwest Ohio Moron Meetup.

Posted by: ibguy at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (vUcdz)

307 Franks tastes too chemical to me, like Taco Bell's hot sauce. Its gasoline and pepper.



>>>>>>>>>.



Texas Pete. FTW

Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (zu88C)

308 "In a way Europe deserves what they have sown."

Do Americans? In most every aspect about mass migration, the United States is infinitely worse.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (V9MHc)

309 "I've found that chopping up/liquefying a few anchovies into a lot of sauces, gives them some extra savory heft they previously lacked."

Yup, especially spaghetti sauce.

Posted by: Tuna at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (JSovD)

310 I thought Tabasco was from Texas?


It's From LA.


http://www.tabasco.com/mcilhenny-company/about/

Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 11:11 PM (CDowr)

311 226 That "mystery floor" has made appearances in other subsequent dreams, including the one this morning. I think that's the oddest thing of all.
Posted by: rickl at August 25, 2016 10:54 PM


I'm a vivid dreamer, too, and frequently have a very similar dream. Sometimes it's a hidden floor while other times it's a door in the house that opens up to a whole new section filled with rooms containing bizarre or antique furniture.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at August 25, 2016 11:11 PM (nvMvs)

312 Ricardo and Tuna, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 11:11 PM (OKox0)

313 Some incredible elbows in Seattle tonight.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 25, 2016 11:12 PM (0tfLf)

314 Breaking: CNN cancels Dr Drew show after he questioned Crooked Hillary's health.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 25, 2016 11:12 PM (LdMbv)

315 Speaking of liberal douchebags, fair warning to the horde. Apparently, Stephen King stuck his dick in someone and fathered a goofy looking spawn who writes under the name Joe Hill. New book just came out called the Fireman. Not only is it a shit read, boring and too long by half, Joe is a flaming liberal idiot and can't help but interject his awesome political views into every chapter. So, MSNBC is teh win. CNN tells nothing but truth, Fox is the debil, Daily Show gives unfiltered goodness, etc, etc. I didn't know who he was since he writes under Hill, so he got my duckets, but fair warning if you see his shit book for sale. Avoid like you would distance yourself from Bill's pickled pecker.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:12 PM (pUDQf)

316 #314 Excuse me... CNN's sister setup HLN cancels the Dr Drew show.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 25, 2016 11:13 PM (LdMbv)

317 >>>269 There was actually an interesting 60 minutes segment where they visited the McIlhenny Tabasco farm. It truly is a family secret. Really interesting.

They used to grow all the peppers there but apparently know it's just seed stock and most of the peppers are grown in South America (can't remember which country). The pepper fields are still big (at least to my eyes) but I guess they used to be bigger. Workers would live on the island (own post office, school - not really an island) but now it's only a few employees. There's some deal with a contractor mining on the island (forgot the details) and nature preserves, tourism, etc. Know some distant relatives and they all live inside the Island.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 25, 2016 11:13 PM (+b2T3)

318 Did anyone catch the pic at Drudge of Her Majesty about to board her motorised sedan lit with a step stool in place to ease her ascent? Simultaneously sad, pitiful and disgusting! She's not well at all...


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:07 PM (kP16F)
.........

wow that is really bad

it is like a potty training stool

who gets to put it there and fetch when done?

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 11:13 PM (1pC0G)

319 280
Eleven, I was just reading the banana link after it got fixed.


Good.

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 11:13 PM (qUNWi)

320 Yeah HLN channel, what used to be the Headline News Network (actually used to watch that a lot back in the 90s) cut Dr Drew citing "poor ratings" after he said he was very worried about Hillary's health. EVERYTHING on HLN has poor ratings, which is why they run Forensic Files like 18 hours a day.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:14 PM (39g3+)

321 Larry the Cable Guy on Tabasco.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJVLYp1P7Nk

Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 11:14 PM (CDowr)

322 "Frank's is best used for making hot wing sauce. Just mix it with melted butter.

Posted by: Country Singer at August 25, 2016 11:06 PM (GUBah) "

I know, it's supposed to be the go-to sauce for making hot wings, but I've found other sauces to be better for that purpose. But I'm also not a huge fan of butter-based hot wing sauce. I think that's more of a legacy issue - the original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wings were basically Frank's Red Hot and butter, so that's what constitutes a 'traditional' hot wing sauce.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:14 PM (kumBu)

323 Bet you can't hit me with a quart pounder.

Posted by: Michael Moore at August 25, 2016 11:14 PM (nIGPZ)

324 Country Boy, go for it!! :-) Good luck."



Good luck, CB.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 11:07 PM (RN0vU)

Thanks!

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 11:15 PM (heN73)

325 A mixture of garum and hot sauce should be tasty...

Probably one of the sauces from Thailand have got that covered already, but which one?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:15 PM (kP16F)

326 BTW, Homeland Security (!) is investigating the Leslie Jones' hacking.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 25, 2016 11:16 PM (LdMbv)

327 Hoo boy did I f*ck that up.

Posted by: Michael Moore at August 25, 2016 11:16 PM (nIGPZ)

328 Great sandwiches require some extra preparation, and aren't going to taste quite so great after several hours sitting in your lunch bag, and there's no way around that.


I have one that's better after hours or most of a day. I called it my offshore sandwich because it was designed for fishing trips

Good baguette, the crustier the better. Prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the bread.

Cut into sections and wrap super tight in Saran Wrap. It's great for a couple of days.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (mgbwf)

329 Christopher Taylor, I've found that chopping up/liquefying a few anchovies into a lot of sauces, gives them some extra savory heft they previously lacked.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:54 PM (OKox0)


One of the key components of Worcestershire Sauce.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (oqkO3)

330 There's a neat show called Sports Jeopardy with Dan Patrick on Crackle or whatever online network. Dan Patrick is a bit of a leftist douche, but he doesn't generally let it show and aside from being a bit of a starf**er he's really entertaining and fun. The show is great, its just Jeopardy with only sports categories and Dan does some neat monologuing.

But the ads on Crackle are incredibly annoying. Not only do they only have like 6 but they're all, without exception, incredibly obnoxious. Its hard to watch.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (39g3+)

331 222 So, who wants to set up an Oregon MoMee?
Posted by: Kindltot at August 25, 2016 10:53 PM (ry34m)

I didn't think non-progressive types were allowed within Oregon.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (0mRoj)

332 Vitamin D huh? Did you get the test injections?

That's good information, thanks! I will have to give that a shot.

When I am employed again.

Layoffs apparently kill testosterone too.



Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 11:08 PM (zu88C)

Re: Vitamin D I just went to the pharmacy. Need to take 2,000IU a day.

Re: the other got a shot in the arm. It'll be that every two weeks a couple times then they'll test me again to see if it's risen enough. If not, they'll up the dosage.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (heN73)

333 EVERYTHING on HLN has poor ratings, which is why they run Forensic Files like 18 hours a day.

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'Cause nothing brings in the viewers like the 37th viewing of how they match dog hair.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (Nwg0u)

334 no bossing the girls around eleven.

as a side thing my daughters name is imma

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (A1MMY)

335 248 Amazon is hiring if you need a stop-gap job.

Posted by: Bernette at August 25, 2016 10:57 PM (ru2SK)

I have one at the moment, but I'm not sure I can handle those Amazon jobs. I ain't no spring chicken anymore.
Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 10:59 PM (heN73)

The new warehouses have robots that bring things to you to pick, but you do have to stand for your shift probably. No more walking 10 miles a day lol.

Posted by: Bernette at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (ru2SK)

336 Hoo boy did I f*ck that up.
Posted by: Michael Moore

You meant to say "hit me with a dozen Quarter Pounders"?

Posted by: andycanuck at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (LdMbv)

337 >>>University of Chicago tells incoming students, "There are no safe spaces".

But there are sanctuary cities.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at August 25, 2016 11:18 PM (nIGPZ)

338 >>>BTW, Homeland Security (!) is investigating the Leslie Jones' hacking.
Posted by: andycanuck at August 25, 2016 11:16 PM (LdMbv)<<<

Because spreading those pics around is definitely an act of terror!

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 25, 2016 11:18 PM (H9MG5)

339 'Cause nothing brings in the viewers like the 37th viewing of how they match dog hair.
That sounds like it might be a threat to Crooked Hillary too.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 25, 2016 11:19 PM (LdMbv)

340 'Cause nothing brings in the viewers like the 37th viewing of how they match dog hair.

Yeah I like Forensic Files but after you've seen enough of them its pretty much the same thing over and over. With ads.

Homeland Security (!) is investigating the Leslie Jones' hacking.

Yeah I saw that. Clearly, a matter of national security.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:19 PM (39g3+)

341 326 BTW, Homeland Security (!) is investigating the Leslie Jones' hacking.
Posted by: andycanuck at August 25, 2016 11:16 PM (LdMbv)

Anyone who wants to see her nude selfies is clearly a danger to the public.

Posted by: josephistan at August 25, 2016 11:19 PM (7qAYi)

342 anchovies
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One of the key components of Worcestershire Sauce.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (oqkO3)

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In fact the ONLY use of anchovies that is fit for human consumption.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 25, 2016 11:19 PM (NUqwG)

343 @318, Jake

That's what so sad, pitiful, and disgusting about it! She's probably got one her SS agents to be the servile little stool bitch...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:20 PM (kP16F)

344 BTW, Homeland Security (!) is investigating the Leslie Jones' hacking.
Posted by: andycanuck at August 25, 2016 11:16 PM (LdMbv)

Because spreading those pics around is definitely an act of terror!

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Definitely toxic. I'm surprised the EPA didn't declare a toxic waste site.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 11:20 PM (Nwg0u)

345 qdpsteve,
I had a brother who was an alcoholic. He just stopped all on his own. Turns out he went to the doctor and the doctor told him that if he didn't quit drinking he would die much sooner.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 25, 2016 11:20 PM (+lVUW)

346 Layoffs apparently kill testosterone too.



Posted by: Mortimer at August 25, 2016 11:08 PM (zu88C)

Sorry to hear that. Boy can I relate.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 25, 2016 11:20 PM (heN73)

347 "Bill Burr's podcast is good, its more uniformly funny than Nick DiPalo, who I love, but his podcasts are mostly bitching about crappy comedy venues.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:10 PM (39g3+) "

Yeah, DiPaolo can be one of the funniest comics alive when he's on his game, but he can also just be a boring, crotchety old man.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:20 PM (kumBu)

348 no bossing the girls around eleven.

as a side thing my daughters name is imma


Sorry. No more bossing teh ladies....

Imma, as in I'mma gone rule your life for a few years.

Amirite?

Posted by: eleven at August 25, 2016 11:21 PM (qUNWi)

349 University of Chicago tells incoming students, "There are no safe spaces".
>>>

Business opportunity Start "Safe Space Apartment Rentals"

Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 11:21 PM (CDowr)

350 andycanuck, so Hillary's emails are already secured?

or it could be homeland security isn't really for homeland security but voyeurism ?

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 11:21 PM (A1MMY)

351 Can this be a gun thread now, cause I gots me a very nice shiny, new scary black rifle this week. .308 Winchester Ar-10 from Daniel Defense. Waaaaaaay too expensive but soooooo damned worth it. Gonna hit the range this weekend to site in the new Trijicon. BAMA = all smiles.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:21 PM (pUDQf)

352
I can offer a simple argument against your assertion. Would you use your cloaking technology to avoid detection by a bunch of ants? If there are aliens and they are advanced enough to be able to travel faster than light why would they even bother using it on such primitives as us? It would be a waste of energy to use it to hide from creatures that can do nothing about them being here anyways.
Posted by: buzzion at August 25, 2016 10:57 PM


It might be part of their "prime directive" to not let themselves be observed by lesser species lest they effect their development.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 25, 2016 11:21 PM (IqV8l)

353 Crap
Two of the demon spawn's classmates are spending the night
And one of them dared DARED to ask to play my signed WarrenD Charvel
I haven't cut her yet but the night is young

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 25, 2016 11:21 PM (JgGWZ)

354 nerdygirl, hmm. Thanks for sharing that, glad he stopped.

It's funny... drinking is one of those things that IMHO shortens the lives of some people, and *lengthens* the lives of other people. It's all about body chemistry and tolerances, I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 11:21 PM (OKox0)

355 >>>I have one that's better after hours or most of a
day. I called it my offshore sandwich because it was designed for
fishing trips

Good baguette, the crustier the better. Prosciutto, fresh
mozzarella, roasted red peppers. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the
bread.

Cut into sections and wrap super tight in Saran Wrap. It's great for a couple of days.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (mgbwf)<<<





Pretty sure Alton Brown had a Good Eats episode where he recommends leaving a grinder/sammich to sit, wrapped up (and maybe kinda squished a bit) before consuming it.

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 25, 2016 11:22 PM (H9MG5)

356 My hot wing sauce is olive oil, Texas Pete, garlic powder, and paprika.

Posted by: no good deed at August 25, 2016 11:22 PM (9nt94)

357 no good deed, I will have to try that. Thanks! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 11:23 PM (OKox0)

358 Tips the High Test to ALL Veterans.....No matter when or where... Thank You.

Hope the Horde oh Plenty is well....

Y'all deserve it.

Plus One ONT M H.... Well Done.

And the Mornin Shift.... Ask the Supreme Endorian for a hottub.....you've earned it.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 25, 2016 11:23 PM (zYOhH)

359 It might be part of their "prime directive" to not let themselves be observed by lesser species lest they effect their development.

Yeah or they could have some bizarre cultural reason like belief that lesser species corrupt them by looking upon them, or some aspect of their technology that observation causes distortions in the anti grav field. Or they might be doing something frowned on by their own laws and have to cover it up... don't get me started. I could do this all day.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:23 PM (39g3+)

360 In fact the ONLY use of anchovies that is fit for human consumption.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 25, 2016 11:19 PM (NUqwG)


Caesar dressing?

Posted by: Country Singer at August 25, 2016 11:23 PM (GUBah)

361 "But the ads on Crackle are incredibly annoying. Not only do they only have like 6 but they're all, without exception, incredibly obnoxious. Its hard to watch.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (39g3+) "

One plus to Sports Jeopardy is that, IIRC, since it's not on broadcast TV, being a contestant doesn't kill your eligibility for other game shows. I know I passed the test when I took it, but I didn't get an audition.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:23 PM (kumBu)

362 eleven well as caretaker in some thought.

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 11:24 PM (A1MMY)

363 BTW, about the crossbow attack in Toronto... no names released yet, including of the suspect (so Muzzie at work?); and it's been tied to a suspicious package destroyed (I think) by the bomb-squad (that doesn't sound too Muzzie-related does it?); and it's literally on the opposite side of the city from me so I don't know the ethnic makeup of the area and I have an alibi. Honest.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 25, 2016 11:24 PM (LdMbv)

364 I read yesterday, the finally-revealed KFC 'secret 11 herbs and spices' recipe.

I think it might not be authentic though. Three of the ingredients are cannabis oil, shredded CIA docs, and yellowcake.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 11:24 PM (OKox0)

365 And if you believe that story about the song American Woman...

I've got a bridge to sell ya.... right after I dodge some sniper fire with Hillary...

Posted by: Don Quixote at August 25, 2016 11:24 PM (qf6WZ)

366 Caesar dressing?
Posted by: Country Singer at August 25, 2016 11:23 PM (GUBah)
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A sporting try but NO. /

Posted by: RioBravo at August 25, 2016 11:25 PM (NUqwG)

367 "Probably one of the sauces from Thailand have got that covered already, but which one?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:15 PM (kP16F) "

I'm sure they make a spicy Nam Pla.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:26 PM (kumBu)

368 @ kindltot I don't have the bandwidth at this time to organize an Oregon MoMe. Perhaps early next Winter when we've had our fill of cold rain. It would have to be in the general Salem area - had my fill of Portland. My contact: octiparan at hot mail dot com . Drop the spaces, add the squiggly.

Posted by: Octiparan at August 25, 2016 11:26 PM (f1/cC)

369 " Bet you can't hit me with a quart pounder."


I could hit you with a long 75mm and from a mile away. God, I hope it doesn't hurt the projectile.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 11:26 PM (RN0vU)

370 I know I passed the test when I took it, but I didn't get an audition.

I think having an interesting story to tell matters at least as much as sports acuity. Sports Jeopardy is really hard though. One of the categories was jersey numbers, like "Doug Flutie minus Drew Bledsow" and you're supposed to do the math with their numbers and give the results.

I don't even really notice jersey numbers.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:26 PM (39g3+)

371 [Let's just call it a ghost cat, Walter Mitty. ]


I wish I liked Tabasco sauce, but meh.

However, I like Tortuga Rum Cakes.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 25, 2016 11:27 PM (5o5ek)

372 "Pretty sure Alton Brown had a Good Eats episode where he recommends
leaving a grinder/sammich to sit, wrapped up (and maybe kinda squished a
bit) before consuming it."

The last "grinder" I had had been put together with very wet tomatoes. The entire sandwich stack perforce slipped on random vectors with every bite.

Hate that. Perhaps pre-compression would force out enough of the excess moisture to let the damn thing structurally cohere.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 25, 2016 11:27 PM (noWW6)

373 KFC's recipe is remarkably pedestrian, I use something like it when I fry chicken myself. It looked plausible, especially the celery salt which is kind of out of fashion today but used to be in everything.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:27 PM (39g3+)

374 342
In fact the ONLY use of anchovies that is fit for human consumption.
Posted by: RioBravo at August 25, 2016 11:19 PM (NUqwG)


I've had anchovies on Greek salads which I liked.

Posted by: rickl at August 25, 2016 11:28 PM (sdi6R)

375 344 BTW, Homeland Security (!) is investigating the Leslie Jones' hacking.
Posted by: andycanuck at August 25, 2016 11:16 PM (LdMbv)

Because spreading those pics around is definitely an act of terror!

-
Definitely toxic. I'm surprised the EPA didn't declare a toxic waste site.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 25, 2016 11:20 PM (Nwg0u)


Yup... DHS investigating Ugly Black Chicks Photos which she PUT on a server hack...

But the Classified Info Hillary's Minions took from a classified system to unclassified? not under investigation...

We have become a rather silly country....

Posted by: Don Quixote at August 25, 2016 11:28 PM (qf6WZ)

376 The interview with Randy Bachmann about the origins of American Woman was interesting, but the cartoon that accompanies it is beyond lame.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 10:37 PM

Agreed on both counts.

We just made a nice musical discovery tonight. Wife was looking at the guide, we have medium level Comcast, and found this channel called AXS.

They had a special on Van Halen, Axl Rose and then a live concert w/ Bret Michaels in Dallas!

I think this music stuff airs on Thurs. @ 8, hosted by that jackass Mark Cuban, ignore him, I do.

Posted by: Farmer at August 25, 2016 11:28 PM (o/90i)

377 I'll have to look for spicy nam pla... Thanks, bro.!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:28 PM (kP16F)

378 Part of Alton Brown's sandwich philosophy is layers that control and prevent moisture from spoiling the bread, etc. Its good advice, really, like almost all of his Good Eats stuff. The man is a national treasure. Strong Christian, too.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:29 PM (39g3+)

379 wow that is really bad

it is like a potty training stool

who gets to put it there and fetch when done?

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 11:13 PM (1pC0G)


City of Calgary has transit buses with air-ride on the front axle, and they can drop the entry doorstep down to curb level with a push of a button. No reason Hillaroid's limo could not be so equipped, which would disguise her infirmity a bit, so I am happy they don't use it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:29 PM (oqkO3)

380 One anchovy can ruin an entire pizza.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 25, 2016 11:29 PM (EZebt)

381 193
Heya cooth!



Watch out, willow is know to kick folks in the trunk on occasion...allegedly.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at August 25, 2016 10:48 PM (rlfds)


I'll be wary. Currently contemplating a shirt -- https://cthulhuforamerica.com/ swag/supporter-tee-shirt/#

Posted by: cthulhu at August 25, 2016 11:30 PM (EzgxV)

382 "I don't even really notice jersey numbers.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:26 PM (39g3+) "

Same. And yeah, some of the questions on SJ get very difficult. But since it's a specialty quiz, you expect the difficulty to get ramped up.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:30 PM (kumBu)

383 Time for bed. Goodnight Horde

Posted by: josephistan at August 25, 2016 11:30 PM (7qAYi)

384 I liked the notes on American Woman but I think they highly overestimated the song's impact on radio and music.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:30 PM (39g3+)

385 I made a dooky!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton, who must absolutely be taken seriously at August 25, 2016 11:31 PM (0OG8D)

386 If we had an Oregon meet up in the Salem region I'd probably be able to show up. I could sign books if anyone brought one

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:31 PM (39g3+)

387
I read yesterday, the finally-revealed KFC 'secret 11 herbs and spices' recipe.
>>>

Was KFC a great recipe or was it just the best of fast food?

And since I can't replicate it without an expensive pressure fryer and a 100 chicken tub runs in the same oil. Why do I care bout his 11 herbs and spices?

I can't do this at home anymore than replicating a McDonald Hamburger.

Posted by: Willy J. at August 25, 2016 11:31 PM (CDowr)

388 Found it! "Nam pla prik" - spicy Thai fish sauce... I bet my friendly neighbourhood Asian grocer would have it!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:32 PM (kP16F)

389 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 25, 2016 11:32 PM (T/cxb)

390 My last sandwich was put together in the wrong order; the cheese wasn't against the bread to create a moisture barrier against the lettuce, resulting in a sandwich that may as well have been dragged through a car wash.

Posted by: dr sheldon cooper at August 25, 2016 11:32 PM (LdMbv)

391 " Part of Alton Brown's sandwich philosophy is layers that control and prevent moisture from spoiling the bread, etc. Its good advice, really, like almost all of his Good Eats stuff. The man is a national treasure. Strong Christian, too.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:29 PM (39g3+) "

Good Eats was a fantastic show. I even own the companion books that were released.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:32 PM (kumBu)

392 219
eleven, pure capsaicin acid can cause brain damage. Not kidding.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:52 PM (OKox0)


Either that, or only brain-damaged people consume pure capsaicin acid.......

Posted by: cthulhu at August 25, 2016 11:33 PM (EzgxV)

393 Christ....

Hordions bitch when threads devolve into gun talk...

But if cookin is the topic... the thread runs wild!

Good to know that the Horde is definitely NOT underfed.

Y'all are without a doubt worth the price of admission.

An useful.... so BONUS!!

But really, Texas Pete?!?! Really?!?!? Isn't there somethin that surpasses that concoction.... just wonderin....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 25, 2016 11:34 PM (zYOhH)

394 Who order dong tea?
Dong tea ready!

Posted by: ace's friendly neighborhood Asian grocer at August 25, 2016 11:34 PM (LdMbv)

395 The Stone Ages
The Bronze Ages
Ancient Greek Ages
Ancient Roman Ages
The Dark Ages
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance Ages
The Enlightment Ages
The Modern Ages
The Stupid Ages
The WTF Ages
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
--------------------

(ahem)

Posted by: Iron Age at August 25, 2016 11:34 PM (ANVXm)

396 "One anchovy can ruin an entire pizza."


I thought you Cali's liked that stuff?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 11:34 PM (RN0vU)

397 with a step stool in place to ease her ascent

Umbrella Boy! Get with the stool! ...or carry me...

Posted by: Hillary! at August 25, 2016 11:35 PM (J3phO)

398 Yeah or they could have some bizarre cultural reason like belief that lesser species corrupt them by looking upon them, or some aspect of their technology that observation causes distortions in the anti grav field. Or they might be doing something frowned on by their own laws and have to cover it up... don't get me started. I could do this all day.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:23 PM (39g3+)


Did you ever get a photo radar ticket for doing 18,000 mph in a 35 mph zone?

Posted by: Leadfoot Grey at August 25, 2016 11:35 PM (oqkO3)

399 This should work out splendidly. The BBC is launching Project Diamond, which will monitor all British programming for diversity.

And to think these wankers fought Hitler.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:35 PM (pUDQf)

400 AB is the coolest nerd on TV, without question. Wrapping & resting the sammich lets the flavor marry. That's all it is.

Posted by: Chi at August 25, 2016 11:36 PM (i6S4a)

401 One anchovy can ruin an entire pizza.

You got that right. How weak! You need more than one...

Posted by: t-bird at August 25, 2016 11:36 PM (J3phO)

402 The pretentiousness of Mercedes ads amuses me. "Only the Best, or nothing at all."

Really, Mercedes? How about, "What I got, and no Mercedes at all."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 25, 2016 11:36 PM (ANVXm)

403 >>>A broken guitar string changed the world of Rock N Roll.

A broken exercise band changed my world.

Posted by: Harry Reid at August 25, 2016 11:36 PM (nIGPZ)

404 Here's the 11 herbs and spices, according to a nephew of Colonel Sanders:

2 cups white flour
2/3 Ts salt
1/2 Ts thyme
1/2 Ts basil
1/3 Ts oregano
1 Ts celery salt
1 Ts black pepper
1 Ts dried mustard
4 Ts paprika
2 Ts garlic salt
1 Ts ground ginger
3 Ts white pepper

so you could easily make that at home.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:37 PM (39g3+)

405 So I just wanted to share this. Proof God does answer prayers, and anyone who wants to send up additional prayers for my sister and her family are more than welcome to do so, in fact thanks in advance. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:59 PM (OKox0)

If you are still here, that is wonderful news, and yes, I will absolutely continue to pray for them!

Posted by: Moki at August 25, 2016 11:38 PM (VnCI9)

406 new scary black rifle this week. .308 Winchester Ar-10 from Daniel Defense.

wait till you got to feed it.

do the math on a 20 or 25 round mag costs in ammo.......

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 11:38 PM (1pC0G)

407 "But really, Texas Pete?!?! Really?!?!? Isn't there somethin that surpasses that concoction.... just wonderin....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 25, 2016 11:34 PM (zYOhH) "

Oh, for sure - local sauces are much better. But for a generic no-frills hot sauce that you can buy in basically any supermarket in America, Texas Pete and Tabasco are perfectly cromulent.

CaJohns is the closest place to me that specializes in hot sauce, but I always try to hit up the Pepper Palace when I'm near one. I know they have lots of locations, including a kiosk at BWI airport (Baltimore/Washington aka Thurgood Marshall), but the only brick and mortar location I've been to is the one at National Harbor, MD.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:38 PM (kumBu)

408 "But really, Texas Pete?!?! Really?!?!? Isn't there somethin that surpasses that concoction.... just wonderin.... "




Just for off the shelf, it's a winner. Shriracha is always a player. Maybe you have a local player? I'll wanna try it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 11:39 PM (RN0vU)

409 404 Here's the 11 herbs and spices, according to a nephew of Colonel Sanders:

2 cups white flour
2/3 Ts salt
1/2 Ts thyme
1/2 Ts basil
1/3 Ts oregano
1 Ts celery salt
1 Ts black pepper
1 Ts dried mustard
4 Ts paprika
2 Ts garlic salt
1 Ts ground ginger
3 Ts white pepper

so you could easily make that at home.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016

More white pepper than black pepper. Figures. Racists.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:39 PM (pUDQf)

410 One of these days, some defensive player is going to hit Tony Romo just right and they'll be picking up body parts like the Scarecrow in 'Wizard of Oz' ("his arm is over there....his legs are over there..)

Tony, I say this as a Seahawk fan. You must have a couple of dollars in the bank. Think longterm.

Prescott does look good, but who else can play QB if he gets hurt? Romo out for now, Kellen with broken things, & Dak. Who gets next?

Posted by: dwagyak at August 25, 2016 11:39 PM (ReFEt)

411 But really, Texas Pete?!?! Really?!?!? Isn't there somethin that surpasses that concoction.... just wonderin....
Posted by: Hillbillyking
----------------

I prefer Texas Pete. Modest, unassuming, won't hurt you. But most of all, it's made in NC.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 25, 2016 11:39 PM (ANVXm)

412 Have to give Texas Pete a shot, I like trying different hot sauces. We have a couple of habanero sauces that just sit in the fridge because they're too darn hot.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:39 PM (39g3+)

413 hey: check out the twitter alternative GAB.ai

Posted by: TheChiller at August 25, 2016 11:39 PM (62K+O)

414 Project Diamond... Heh. They always said voting Labour would eventually mean an inspector inside every Englishman's home!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:39 PM (kP16F)

415 "In fact the ONLY use of anchovies that is fit for human consumption."

There are anchovies and then there are the good tasting anchovies. Only use the good ones for livening up your sauces.

Posted by: Tuna at August 25, 2016 11:40 PM (JSovD)

416 So I just wanted to share this. Proof God does answer prayers, and anyone who wants to send up additional prayers for my sister and her family are more than welcome to do so, in fact thanks in advance. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 10:59 PM

Prayers up for them and you.

T

Posted by: Farmer at August 25, 2016 11:40 PM (o/90i)

417 Wrapping & resting the sammich lets the flavor marry.


Yes, and that's why it's important to start with a good crusty bread so that it doesn't just go all soggy during the marrying process.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 25, 2016 11:40 PM (mgbwf)

418
406 new scary black rifle this week. .308 Winchester Ar-10 from Daniel Defense.

wait till you got to feed it.

do the math on a 20 or 25 round mag costs in ammo.......
Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 11:38 PM (1pC0G)

Oh, trust me. I know. Like firing gold doubloons.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:40 PM (pUDQf)

419 White pepper is kind of a forgotten spice, its peppery but way hotter than black pepper and has an interesting flavor.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:40 PM (39g3+)

420 .308 Winchester Ar-10 from Daniel Defense.

$2800?! Wowie...

Posted by: t-bird at August 25, 2016 11:40 PM (J3phO)

421 Bandersnatch, like French bread?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 25, 2016 11:41 PM (uAvJJ)

422
And to think these wankers fought Hitler.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:35 PM (pUDQf)
-------------------------------
In a pre book thread note, a new book by Martin van Creveld is entitled "Pussycats: Why the Rest Keeps Beating the West..."

Posted by: RioBravo at August 25, 2016 11:41 PM (NUqwG)

423 >>>One anchovy can ruin an entire pizza.

This is a wrong opinion. Unless you meant that the correct amount of anchovies on a pizza is All Of Them. Then you would be right.

Posted by: DC in River City, Team Mattis at August 25, 2016 11:41 PM (ZDMbl)

424 I think to truly appreciate anchovies you have to be Italian and live east of the Mississippi river.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:42 PM (39g3+)

425 Clean up on aisle 278. Thought I caught it when the dreaded Auto Cuke intervened to F up my post.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 25, 2016 11:42 PM (pkiGl)

426 In fact the ONLY use of anchovies that is fit for human consumption.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 25, 2016 11:19 PM (NUqwG)

You're grounded.

Go to your room.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 25, 2016 11:42 PM (eCH5Y)

427 Is there such a thing as a good low-carb crusty sandwich bread?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 25, 2016 11:42 PM (uAvJJ)

428 411 But really, Texas Pete?!?! Really?!?!? Isn't there somethin that surpasses that concoction.... just wonderin....
Posted by: Hillbillyking
----------------

I prefer Texas Pete. Modest, unassuming, won't hurt you. But most of all, it's made in NC.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 25, 2016 11:39 PM (ANVXm)

False advertising
Tar Heel Pete

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 25, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)

429 Bandersnatch, like French bread?


Yes, I suggested a baguette for my offshore sammich upthread, but sometimes you can get an Italian loaf that has the right characteristics.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 25, 2016 11:42 PM (mgbwf)

430 Previously Hillary Clinton tweeted that every sexual assault survivor had the right to be believed. After that, she reiterated that every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. That is until Juanita Broaddrick started making waves. Now Hillary is silent about women and their claims of sexual assault.

---------------

I wonder if she's decided to play the race card so hard because she's kinda dicey on the wimmins card.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 25, 2016 11:43 PM (5o5ek)

431 420 .308 Winchester Ar-10 from Daniel Defense.

$2800?! Wowie...
Posted by: t-bird at August 25, 2016 11:40 PM (J3phO)

No wife or kids. Lol.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:43 PM (pUDQf)

432 331
222 So, who wants to set up an Oregon MoMee?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 25, 2016 10:53 PM (ry34m)



I didn't think non-progressive types were allowed within Oregon.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM (0mRoj)


You're confusing Portlandia with Oregon. Venture down to Jefferson and learn.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 25, 2016 11:43 PM (EzgxV)

433 I always suggest patronizing your local hot sauce shop if you have one, but obviously not everyone does. If you want to try making your own, you can buy straight pepper puree from the hot sauce shop. Especially works great as a base for doing homemade spicy salsa.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:43 PM (kumBu)

434 "308 Winchester Ar-10 from Daniel Defense. "


Hell, you can buy a Colt for that or less.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 25, 2016 11:43 PM (RN0vU)

435 I've actually never had anchovies on a pizza, I have only heard terrible things about it though.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 25, 2016 11:44 PM (uAvJJ)

436 Bend, Oregon would be a nice spot

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 11:44 PM (1pC0G)

437 Really, Mercedes? How about, "What I got, and no Mercedes at all."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 25, 2016 11:36 PM (ANVXm


I'm sick that my friends all drive porsches

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 11:44 PM (A1MMY)

438 You're grounded.

Go to your room.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 25, 2016 11:42 PM (eCH5Y)


Anchovies: krill that has been through the whale.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:44 PM (oqkO3)

439 Prayers up qdpsteve for your sister and her family. I recently decided to get off the sauce permanently, and it ain't easy, but it will save my life.

God Bless you and her and all involved

Posted by: Sharkman at August 25, 2016 11:44 PM (pkiGl)

440 Fuck KFC.
FUCK KFC.
One more time.....that's right Fuck em...

They did away with the Little Bucket Parfaits....

So fuck em....

Reveal all....it won't change a thing until the Lil Buckets are brought back.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 25, 2016 11:44 PM (zYOhH)

441 419 White pepper is kind of a forgotten spice, its peppery but way hotter than black pepper and has an interesting flavor.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:40 PM (39g3+)

I absolutely agree-white pepper is a much better spice than black pepper in cooking, although I prefer black pepper on the finished product. White pepper, garlic powder and onion powder with a bit of salt is my house seasoning for meat going on the grill. Yum.

Posted by: Moki at August 25, 2016 11:44 PM (VnCI9)

442 I'm sick that my friends all drive porsches

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 11:44 PM (A1MMY)


So you must make amends?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:45 PM (oqkO3)

443 new scary black rifle this week. .308 Winchester Ar-10 from Daniel Defense.

wait till you got to feed it.

do the math on a 20 or 25 round mag costs in ammo.......
Posted by: Jake
-----------------

Two things caught my eye in the local Trader this week, because decent prices: 1971 BAR, .308, Leupold base and rings, 3 magazines. $650.

Remington 742, 30-06, scope, extra mags, sling. $395

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 25, 2016 11:45 PM (ANVXm)

444 In fact the ONLY use of anchovies that is fit for human consumption.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 25, 2016 11:19 PM (NUqwG)

You're grounded.

Go to your room.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 25, 2016 11:42 PM (eCH5Y)

see it's those damd Nykers that eat all the funky food

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 11:46 PM (A1MMY)

445 Albert I try but I like suburbans and range rovers, so maybe I miss.

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 11:47 PM (A1MMY)

446
#443

still costs the same, just gota swap out mags more....

my AR10 is a break glass type of equipment, I gotta get it out, its SMOD baby

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 11:47 PM (1pC0G)

447 The assholes who squashed Lil Buckets.... well....

He should work drive thru until his dyin day.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 25, 2016 11:47 PM (zYOhH)

448 BAR is a jamming fool unless you find ammo it likes.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:48 PM (pUDQf)

449 Allegedly, I haven't read the content yet.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 25, 2016 11:48 PM (gyKtp)

450 Two things caught my eye in the local Trader this week, because decent prices: 1971 BAR, .308, Leupold base and rings, 3 magazines. $650.

Remington 742, 30-06, scope, extra mags, sling. $395

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 25, 2016 11:45 PM (ANVXm)


The annual Torrington gun show happens this weekend in Torrington, Alberta, justly famous for its Gopher Hole Museum. It's only about a dozen miles, so I will be going for sure.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:48 PM (oqkO3)

451 Shaved katsuobushi - dried, fermented tuna... The shavings "dance" when one puts them on something hot, like pizza! Taste a bit like anchovies, but anchovies don't dance when they're dead...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:48 PM (kP16F)

452 Wwll, most sammiches should start with Duke's. Then whatever you want. But (almost) always add a shake red wine vingar & then Mrs. Dash. That makes a great leftover chicken sammich.
Posted by: Chi at August 25, 2016 11:06 PM

Well we can agree to disagree on any slimy mayo...but my story is...

We used to Subway and I'd get a combo of meats and have them w/ lettuce doused w/ Italian dressing. Soon learned we could make them better at home.

NO MAYO!

Posted by: Farmer at August 25, 2016 11:48 PM (o/90i)

453 False advertising
Tar Heel Pete
Posted by: Mis. Hum.
-------------

Meh. Tabasco isn't made in Tabasco either.
That's all I got.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 25, 2016 11:49 PM (ANVXm)

454 Albert I try but I like suburbans and range rovers, so maybe I miss.

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 11:47 PM (A1MMY)


I thought you were riffing on the Janis Joplin song.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:49 PM (oqkO3)

455 Christopher, Octiparian, I was going to suggest lunch, since I am probably unable to successfully post and follow up on "lost cat" flyers on telephone poles in the late summer.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 25, 2016 11:49 PM (ry34m)

456 That American Woman video is really ridiculous. Starting with the claim that was "one of the most iconic anti-war songs of the Vietnam era".

American woman, said get away
American woman, listen what I say
Don't come a-hangin' around my door
Don't wanna see your face no more
I don't need your war machines{/i]

That's it. One mention of war in the song. But that's just the narrator. The claims really get stupid when the song's writer, Randy Bachman, starts talking about that impact of the song.

It changed everybody's life. It changed the world. It changed radio.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 25, 2016 11:50 PM (R+30W)

457 peace out

Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2016 11:51 PM (1pC0G)

458 "Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:48 PM (kP16F) "

Those are bonito flakes, right? I've used them for making onigiri and it's a necessity for miso soup, since it's a base for dashi. I've always wanted to try authentic Okonomiyaki, which IIRC usually has bonito flakes on top.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:51 PM (kumBu)

459 Alberta Oil Peon , I was. but lost my train of thought. womans privelege don't diss me guy!

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 11:51 PM (A1MMY)

460 Shaved katsuobushi - dried, fermented tuna... The shavings "dance" when one puts them on something hot, like pizza! Taste a bit like anchovies, but anchovies don't dance when they're dead...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:48 PM (kP16F)


Those microscopic parasitic worms don't like the heat....

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:51 PM (oqkO3)

461
I've actually never had anchovies on a pizza, I have only heard terrible things about it though.
Posted by: chemjeff at August 25, 2016 11:44 PM (uAvJJ)
-----------------------

I've smelled them on pizza and oh god, it was like a garbage can.

But someone made a Caesar's salad for me once and I didn't know what it was because of the way she prepared it -- she food-processed the dressing (anchovies and all) and thoroughly tossed the salad so every leaf had a thin coating of the dressing. It tasted incredible.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 25, 2016 11:51 PM (5o5ek)

462 Does everyone have a first weekend of college football dish? Mine is Midwestern. Brats, kraut, mustard on a bun with potato salad and a good ale.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:53 PM (pUDQf)

463 #375: I saw something about the hacking of Leslie Jones's website earlier tonight, and the headline read something like, "Her website was hacked, but Hollywood stars stand with Leslie Jones".

Uh, what do you mean by "but"? Why wouldn't any Hollywood star offer at least a few token words of support for a fellow Hollywood star whose website got hacked?

The "but" part implies that "she deserved it" is, like, some sort of mainstream opinion or something, and the Hollywood stars standing with Leslie Jones are somehow being, like, brave or something.

No, she's a victim of a crime, and "standing with her" is the least to be expected of a decent citizen. You're not blazing new trails and transforming society, here, Matt Damon or whoever else might've been quoted in that most certainly asinine article which I chose not to read.

It reminds of those ads I used to see all the time at the movie theater, about "standing up to cancer". They'd show some famous actor just sitting around being all famous and stuff, and then he'd turn and look at the camera, and then he'd get this defiant look on his face and he'd courageously stand up to show how he's bravely opposed to... cancer.

Oh, yeah, because it takes so much courage to be opposed to cancer.

Find me someone who's outspokenly pro-cancer, and I'll salute that person's courage, while... perhaps making a joke or two questioning his sanity. But being anti-cancer is exactly meriting of the Red Badge of Courage.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton, who must absolutely be taken seriously at August 25, 2016 11:53 PM (0OG8D)

464 You're confusing Portlandia with Oregon. Venture down to Jefferson and learn.
Posted by: cthulhu at August 25, 2016 11:43 PM (EzgxV)


Um, oookay. What's a Jefferson?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 11:53 PM (0mRoj)

465 But someone made a Caesar's salad for me once and I didn't know what it was because of the way she prepared it -- she food-processed the dressing (anchovies and all) and thoroughly tossed the salad so every leaf had a thin coating of the dressing. It tasted incredible.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 25, 2016 11:51 PM (5o5ek)


Yep, once anchovies have been pureed, and boiled, and possibly irradiated, they are safe to eat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 25, 2016 11:54 PM (oqkO3)

466 I have one that's better after hours or most of a day. I called it my offshore sandwich because it was designed for fishing trips

Good baguette, the crustier the better. Prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the bread.
Cut into sections and wrap super tight in Saran Wrap. It's great for a couple of days.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 25, 2016 11:17 PM

That's just what I was talking about. Better the second day after it marinades.

Posted by: Farmer at August 25, 2016 11:54 PM (o/90i)

467 @420....

A soberin view...

SR-25, Knights Armament, ACC/APC...

Your DD is Top Notch, and cheap (relatively).....

Outstandin choice...you won't regret it.

Gun talk, everythings fucked. Ha....Big Smile.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 25, 2016 11:55 PM (zYOhH)

468 Torrington, Alberta, justly famous for its Gopher Hole Museum.
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Pfft. I've visited the Greyhound Bus Museum in Hibbing, MN. After that everything is a letdown.

Wait, wait... I mean, everything after the Granite Museum in Elberton, GA is a letdown.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 25, 2016 11:55 PM (ANVXm)

469 Off, crippled Presidential candidate sock!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 25, 2016 11:55 PM (0OG8D)

470 Um, oookay. What's a Jefferson?

Imagine Oregon and California had a love child, and it rebelled.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 25, 2016 11:55 PM (T/cxb)

471 Forced myself to eat anchovies in college. Every time I would go out for pizza and beers with friends I would only get one maybe two slices from the pizza I bought. My "friends" would eat my pizza and somehow be broke when their turn to buy.

Started putting anchovies on the pizza and I soon had my own pizza again. From then on they would ask what's on the pizza and if anchovies they seemed to have money to buy their own. After a couple months I stopped putting anchovies on the pizza but told them I still did.

Posted by: Octiparan at August 25, 2016 11:55 PM (f1/cC)

472 Posted by: Hillary Clinton, who must absolutely be taken seriously at August 25, 2016 11:53 PM (0OG8D)

I've watched enough Ray Donovan to know that 'hacking your naked pictures' is really just 'trying to stay famous like the Kardashians by putting your boobs on display'. I don't trust any of those vapid fame mongers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:55 PM (pUDQf)

473 Actually, I'd like to take a grand tour of obscure museums. Probably some good bars in those towns.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 25, 2016 11:55 PM (ANVXm)

474 Imagine Oregon and California had a love child, and it rebelled.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 25, 2016 11:55 PM (T/cxb)

Huh. That's an interesting vision.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 11:56 PM (0mRoj)

475 i'm to tired to want to play , so ill head out. hugs to all that need one.

Posted by: willow at August 25, 2016 11:57 PM (A1MMY)

476 It's funny, I can eat basically anything spicy (I've done the Carolina Reaper multiple times), and most of my family can't even handle jalapeno peppers. But my grandparents eat a lot of stuff I can't stomach, like anchovies and sardines and creamed herring. I can barely even handle being around the smell.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 25, 2016 11:57 PM (kumBu)

477 @458, broceidon

"Katsuobushi" made from bonito is the cheaper substitute for "real" katsuobushi, which is made from skipjack tuna...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:57 PM (kP16F)

478 467 @420....

A soberin view...

SR-25, Knights Armament, ACC/APC...

Your DD is Top Notch, and cheap (relatively).....

Outstandin choice...you won't regret it.

Gun talk, everythings fucked. Ha....Big Smile.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 25, 2016 11:55 PM (zYOhH)

Thanks! It's by far the most costly rifle I've bought but damn if it ain't a beauty. Can't wait to find out how tight a group it can hit.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:57 PM (pUDQf)

479 Farmer and Moki, thanks!!!!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 11:58 PM (OKox0)

480
Uggghhhh, I feel such horrible gloom and doom and I must get some sleep. I hate every day, can't sleep at night.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 25, 2016 11:58 PM (5o5ek)

481 That's just what I was talking about. Better the second day after it marinades.


Yes, we understand each other.

Someone upthread mentioned fresh tomato slices. They have way too much water in them for something that's going to improve with age. They'll just get everything wet.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 25, 2016 11:59 PM (mgbwf)

482 Sharkman, thanks to you too!!!!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 25, 2016 11:59 PM (OKox0)

483 >>>Pfft. I've visited the Greyhound Bus Museum in Hibbing, MN. After that everything is a letdown.

Is visiting as depressing as riding a greyhound?

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 25, 2016 11:59 PM (voOPb)

484 435 I've actually never had anchovies on a pizza, I have only heard terrible things about it though.
Posted by: chemjeff
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Don't do it man. If she convinces you to try one, have it delivered to a picnic area a mile from your house .
DO NOT take that pizza indoors.

You have been warned.

Posted by: Chi at August 25, 2016 11:59 PM (i6S4a)

485 Wait, wait... I mean, everything after the Granite Museum in Elberton, GA is a letdown.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 25, 2016 11:55 PM (ANVXm)


Feast your eyes upon these 3-dimensional works of art:


http://gopherholemuseum.ca/dioramas/

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 12:00 AM (oqkO3)

486 Those are bonito flakes, right? I've used them for making onigiri and it's a necessity for miso soup, since it's a base for dashi. I've always wanted to try authentic Okonomiyaki, which IIRC usually has bonito flakes on top.
Posted by: broseidon
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Uh... well, I wuz gonna say somthin' about grits and scrambled eggs, but never mind.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:00 AM (ANVXm)

487
480
Uggghhhh, I feel such horrible gloom and doom and I must get some sleep. I hate every day, can't sleep at night.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 25, 2016 11:58 PM (5o5ek)

Take a break from news and politics. Puts things into perspective. Regardless of what foulness befalls this country, the sun will rise tomorrow. Keep a positive outlook and you've got 95% of the battle won.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 26, 2016 12:01 AM (pUDQf)

488 More reading on the "State of Jefferson":

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nmxezds

(sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 26, 2016 12:01 AM (T/cxb)

489 Almost all of Oregon in terms of square miles is quite conservative - even rural and a lot of it old cowboy. The problem is, the big population center in the Potland area is insane leftist, and Eugene while the 3rd largest city is hard left as well. Since Portland makes up around half the state's population on its own, well...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:01 AM (39g3+)

490 It's either anchovy paste or I'm dripping. Either way, I think I'll be moving on...

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 26, 2016 12:01 AM (mxCgt)

491 481 That's just what I was talking about. Better the second day after it marinades.


Yes, we understand each other.

Someone upthread mentioned fresh tomato slices. They have way too much water in them for something that's going to improve with age. They'll just get everything wet.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 25, 2016 11:59 PM (mgbwf)

I take the sandwich to work with a whole tomato and a knife. Add the mater before scarfing. Problem solved.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 26, 2016 12:02 AM (pUDQf)

492 Uh... well, I wuz gonna say somthin' about grits and scrambled eggs, but never mind.

How long does it take for you to make your grits?

Posted by: Vinny Gambini at August 26, 2016 12:02 AM (39g3+)

493 ""Katsuobushi" made from bonito is the cheaper substitute for "real" katsuobushi, which is made from skipjack tuna...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 25, 2016 11:57 PM (kP16F) "

I assume I got the cheap stuff, since I just bought it from the Asian Market and it didn't break the bank. Worked well enough for making dashi and as an onigiri topper.

Another awesome Japanese sauce is Bulldog sauce, though I admit I've rarely used it for anything but tonkatsu/torikatsu. But it's absolutely perfect for tonkatsu.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 26, 2016 12:02 AM (kumBu)

494 Kindltot - lunch would work. Like Christopher, in the general Salem area.

@Jake. Bend is ok but it would a little more effort to organize. I believe most Oregon morons live along the I-5 corridor from Portland south to maybe Albany.

Posted by: Octiparan at August 26, 2016 12:02 AM (f1/cC)

495
Take a break from news and politics.
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That's a goodly part of my problem and I've been trying to take a break, but you know how they say, politics are interested in YOU.

Well, I'm watching an ancient episode of Columbo right now, and at least I haven't killed anyone and just realized that I left damning evidence at the scene.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 26, 2016 12:03 AM (5o5ek)

496 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:01 AM (39g3+)

Similar to WI. If it weren't for Milwaukee & Madison WI would be a red state

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 26, 2016 12:03 AM (voOPb)

497
Um, oookay. What's a Jefferson?

A two dollar bill.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 26, 2016 12:03 AM (IqV8l)

498 Philosophy majors make excellent programmers, problem solvers, business analysts, and technical writers.

Robert Pirsig worked as a technical writer for IBM while he wrote his best-selling Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Philosophy. Is there anything it can't do?

Yes. Get you laid.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 12:04 AM (0+srV)

499 Feast your eyes upon these 3-dimensional works of art:

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My god! It's the long, cold, dark winters, right? Sunlight deprivation? Labatt's? Hockey-induced brain damage?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:04 AM (ANVXm)

500 Yeah mom used to send pickles and tomatoes in separate baggies and I'd assemble at school, or they wreck the sandwich by the time lunch came around. She was a clever lady. Knew how to make food last too, I swear it was an Elijah-level miracle every month how she fed us all.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:04 AM (39g3+)

501
re: Now You See Me 2

Dear God, Lizzy Caplan is annoying.

Mosquito in the ear canal level of STFUAW.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 26, 2016 12:05 AM (kdS6q)

502 Use thinly sliced Roma tomatoes. Barely any of the gelatinous goo.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 26, 2016 12:05 AM (6gk0M)

503 Robert Pirsig worked as a technical writer for IBM while he wrote his best-selling Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
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The one where the protagonist is going insane?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:05 AM (ANVXm)

504 Chi, don't worry, I'm not in any hurry to try it

Posted by: chemjeff at August 26, 2016 12:05 AM (uAvJJ)

505 If we had an Oregon meet up in the Salem region I'd probably be able to show up. I could sign books if anyone brought one
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 25, 2016 11:31 PM (39g3+)


Any book, or does it have to be one of yours?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2016 12:06 AM (ry34m)

506 Well, I'm watching an ancient episode of Columbo right now, and at least I haven't killed anyone and just realized that I left damning evidence at the scene.

Did you take a dump on the body?


NEVER take a dump on the body!!!!!

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2016 12:06 AM (qUNWi)

507 He went totally insane then made millions. Crazy like a fox.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 12:06 AM (0+srV)

508 495
Take a break from news and politics.
---------------------

That's a goodly part of my problem and I've been trying to take a break, but you know how they say, politics are interested in YOU.

Well, I'm watching an ancient episode of Columbo right now, and at least I haven't killed anyone and just realized that I left damning evidence at the scene.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Snorky at August 26, 2016 12:03 AM (5o5ek)

The brain is a computer. You keep feeding it gloom and doom and it will focus on gloom and doom. Got to feed it fun and happiness too. When I get to feeling like things are all shit, I unplug and find a fun outlet. That works wonders. Brain is going to work on whatever you feed it, be it taxes, landscaping or politics. Choose wisely.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 26, 2016 12:06 AM (pUDQf)

509 The one where the protagonist is going insane?


Post-insane. Resurrecting and examining his former self.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 12:07 AM (mgbwf)

510 The brain is a computer. You keep feeding it gloom and doom and it will focus on gloom and doom. Got to feed it fun and happiness too.


Feed your head!

Posted by: Jefferson Airplane at August 26, 2016 12:07 AM (0mRoj)

511 @ Rico & Mike....

I got T.Pete'd out in the service....

Without a Doubt THE goto condiment that made our food eatable(word?)....

Just figured that someone had found a better replacement.....

But.maybe its like ketchup....the one that works for you, is Simply The One.

Regardless, The Horde makes it worthwhile. Thank y'all.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 26, 2016 12:08 AM (zYOhH)

512 Re Pirsig:
"Pirsig suffered a nervous breakdown and spent time in and out of psychiatric hospitals between 1961 and 1963. He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and clinical depression as a result of an evaluation conducted by psychoanalysts,..."

Perhaps not the best example of a Philosophy oriented person to offer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:08 AM (ANVXm)

513 >>>NEVER take a dump on the body!!!!!


You say Dump as if it were a bad thing

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 26, 2016 12:08 AM (voOPb)

514 Feed your head!
Posted by: Jefferson Airplane



Ahem!


(OK, this is technically a wicked bit of trivia)

Posted by: The Great Society at August 26, 2016 12:09 AM (mgbwf)

515 Any book, or does it have to be one of yours?

Well I can sign any book you want but its going to be kind of confusing if some nobody's signature is in a book totally unrelated to them.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:09 AM (39g3+)

516 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:01 AM (39g3+)
Similar to WI. If it weren't for Milwaukee & Madison WI would be a red state
Posted by: Mis. Hum. at August 26, 2016 12:03 AM

And also for IL. Outside of Cook and a few others, whatever co. E St Louis is in, almost all of IL counties are red.

Posted by: Farmer at August 26, 2016 12:10 AM (o/90i)

517 "Brain is going to work on whatever you feed it, be it taxes, landscaping or politics."

Or it works on taking over the world.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 12:10 AM (0+srV)

518 My god! It's the long, cold, dark winters, right? Sunlight deprivation? Labatt's? Hockey-induced brain damage?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:04 AM (ANVXm)


It is a real trip to visit, and yes, the dioramas do have those little word balloons. The animal-rights crowd went apoplectic when the museum opened.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 12:10 AM (oqkO3)

519 >>> .308 Winchester Ar-10 from Daniel Defense.



"wait till you got to feed it. do the math on a 20 or 25 round mag costs in ammo"

Recalling a story from a guy serving downrange who put five or six of the DoD's finest little poodle-shooter rounds into a screaming charging jihadi.

The jihadi promptly got back up despite being full of tiny wounds, grabbed an RPG, and killed two of this fellow's squad mates with it before finally being grounded for good.

But what a savings on ammunition! Thank goodness none of those costly big-bore rounds got expended! We're on a tight budget here!

Posted by: torquewrench at August 26, 2016 12:11 AM (noWW6)

520
517 "Brain is going to work on whatever you feed it, be it taxes, landscaping or politics."

Or it works on taking over the world.
Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 12:10 AM (0+srV)


One of the best cartoons created.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 26, 2016 12:11 AM (pUDQf)

521 You say Dump as if it were a bad thing


It's just a bad idea.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2016 12:11 AM (qUNWi)

522 512 Re Pirsig:
"Pirsig suffered a nervous breakdown and spent time in and out of psychiatric hospitals between 1961 and 1963. He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and clinical depression as a result of an evaluation conducted by psychoanalysts,..."

Perhaps not the best example of a Philosophy oriented person to offer.
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But what about the part where he got rich as shit? Seems like you are glossing over that.

And are you really saying that if society deems you insane then you must be so? Because if so Hammer, you might find yourself on the receiving end of the electro shock therapy soon.

Kind of the point of the book. You read it right?

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 12:13 AM (0+srV)

523 Perhaps not the best example of a Philosophy oriented person to offer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:08 AM (ANVXm)


Almost required at this point:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_WRFJwGsbY

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 12:14 AM (oqkO3)

524 Similar to WI. If it weren't for Milwaukee & Madison WI would be a red state

...

And also for IL.


I suspect probably true in almost every state. The rural areas more conservative, the urban leftist. Which is why those election maps are so misleading. Look at how much of the country is red! Yeah, in acres. But not population. New York is mostly rural and supposedly a lot more conservative except around NYC, but when so many people live there...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:14 AM (39g3+)

525 Well I can sign any book you want but its going to be kind of confusing if some nobody's signature is in a book totally unrelated to them.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor
-----------

Heh. I have a friend named John Klees. His wife called ahead for reservations at some hotel in Europe. When that arrived, they had a deluxe suite, flowers and champagne. Apparently on account of her accent (Dutch), and their assumption, they assumed John Cleese

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:14 AM (ANVXm)

526 Broseidon, you're a much better cook than I! I love Japanese food, but I scarcely understand it and I'd never try and make anything that even pretends to be authentic...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 26, 2016 12:14 AM (kP16F)

527 I'm out... g'night.

*pulls string*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 26, 2016 12:14 AM (6gk0M)

528 "wait till you got to feed it. do the math on a 20 or 25 round mag costs in ammo"

Recalling a story from a guy serving downrange who put five or six of the DoD's finest little poodle-shooter rounds into a screaming charging jihadi.

The jihadi promptly got back up despite being full of tiny wounds, grabbed an RPG, and killed two of this fellow's squad mates with it before finally being grounded for good.

But what a savings on ammunition! Thank goodness none of those costly big-bore rounds got expended! We're on a tight budget here!
Posted by: torquewrench at August 26, 2016 12:11 AM (noWW6)


Nodding in agreement. NATO 5.56 is a sliver of lead comparatively speaking.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 26, 2016 12:14 AM (pUDQf)

529 You boys do agree with the consensus on global warming right? Because not doing so would be insane.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 12:15 AM (0+srV)

530 I remember fondly the time I worked at a diner as a teenager. I got a free lunch every shift, and what I usually made for myself was a grilled turkey and cheese sandwich, with bacon and grilled onions and a little bit of the hot pepper relish we made in-house for our Chicago-style hot dogs.

I still miss those sandwiches sometimes.

Another sandwich I've really enjoyed making for myself... a grilled cheese made with sourdough bread, white cheddar or muenster, Canadian bacon, and a slice of a big juicy heirloom tomato.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 12:15 AM (0OG8D)

531 "Philosophy majors make excellent programmers, problem solvers, business analysts, and technical writers."

Let us not confuse rigorous classical philosophy with the vague mush currently being disbursed under the same term in today's universities.

Just as one may today obtain a Ph.D in "English Literature" from the University of California without having read a word of Chaucer, one may easily obtain a doctorate in philosophy from many top schools without ever going near Plato or Aristotle.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 26, 2016 12:15 AM (noWW6)

532 I'm back. Forgot to mention:

When I had the windshield replaced today, it was a good price... but at a place located in, let's say, not the greatest neighborhood in Long Beach.

This auto glass shop was in an *old* service station, without even a waiting room. They had three folding chairs outside the garage, and the place was directly across the street from a Church's Chicken.

Well... there was a 40-something woman who, the entire time I waited at this window place (an hour and a half), was also sitting at an outdoor table at Church's. She had obvious mental problems; she was openly, LOUDLY talking to herself, and at one point she spent 10 minutes SCREAMING at someone who wasn't there. Literally screaming.

For about 20 minutes, a Church's employee came out and sat next to her. I got the impression they knew each other. But he eventually went back inside. She seemed a bit better behaved after that.

Anyway. In the past I would have been entertained by this, but this time I didn't know what to think, except perhaps for some sadness for this woman.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 12:17 AM (OKox0)

533 No torque. You know this is the stereotype of philosophy majors well before the current victim studies catastrophes.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 12:17 AM (0+srV)

534 well good night all
I will remember to stay away from anchovies
gotta have a "goal setting" meeting with my boss tomorrow :/
hopefully it goes well

Posted by: chemjeff at August 26, 2016 12:18 AM (uAvJJ)

535 Easiest sandwich in the world to make beyond a pbj is the cuban. Shredded pork, pickles, mustard. Best if you can press it to cook it, like a Panini. Italian bread works okay. The tough part is getting the pickled shredded pork.

People put cubans on their menu and its some fake piece of crap with cheese on it and sliced ham or something.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:18 AM (39g3+)

536 You boys do agree with the consensus on global warming right? Because not doing so would be insane.

Yadda.....

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2016 12:18 AM (qUNWi)

537 Good night, Jeff!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 12:19 AM (0OG8D)

538 351 Can this be a gun thread now, cause I gots me a very nice shiny, new scary black rifle this week. .308 Winchester Ar-10 from Daniel Defense. Waaaaaaay too expensive but soooooo damned worth it. Gonna hit the range this weekend to site in the new Trijicon. BAMA = all smiles.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:21 PM (pUDQf)




I sometimes work, and sell, alongside some of the best people in the industry.

Let me put some truth to Teh Horde.

Dollar for Dollar. Value for Value.

Daniel Defense is one of the rare, and consistently best, values in the industry, hands down.

Someone up thread, mentioned the Colt for a sub-$1,000 price. Read again...

We're talking .308/7.62x51 here. Your .5.56 agruments are...weak.

Yes, it costs a comparative fortune to feed the beast. So, you sight in, establish zero, then begin to work on precision shooting at extended range, with a qualified spotter.

The 7.62 begins to wake up at about 400 yds, when the 5.56, in the 55 gr./ 1/9 twist barrel, begins to wobble.

I'm a huge fan of the 5.56 in the right conditions, specs, and hardware configuration. My favorite AR is an 18" bbl., 1/8 twist .223 Wylde chambered example thereof, with some quality glass atop.

But the wallop goes to the AR-10, which is not an AR-15.

And for both, Daniel Defense is likely the best balance of quality, accuracy, durability, parts list, etc.

You can buy a Wilson or a Brown for 2x the price. But only 10% (if that) the improvement in hardware or performance.

Well done on the D.D. purchase, by the way.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

p.s. hasta la nite nite horde.

Posted by: Jim at August 26, 2016 12:19 AM (v5iqM)

539 Well... there was a 40-something woman who, the entire time I waited at this window place (an hour and a half), was also sitting at an outdoor table at Church's. She had obvious mental problems; she was openly, LOUDLY talking to herself, and at one point she spent 10 minutes SCREAMING at someone who wasn't there. Literally screaming.

For about 20 minutes, a Church's employee came out and sat next to her. I got the impression they knew each other. But he eventually went back inside. She seemed a bit better behaved after that.

Anyway. In the past I would have been entertained by this, but this time I didn't know what to think, except perhaps for some sadness for this woman.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 12:17 AM (OKox0)


A kind-hearted person would have given her a cell phone. Then she could talk and scream, and appear to be completely normal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 12:19 AM (oqkO3)

540 Almost required at this point:
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Pretty funny, I may have find a hard copy of the lyrics

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:20 AM (ANVXm)

541
about the crossbow attack in Toronto...
Posted by: andycanuck



Could have been far worse -- if the more deadly longbow had been used.



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 26, 2016 12:20 AM (kdS6q)

542 #535: A proper Cuban has both pulled pork and ham, does it not? That's the way every place here in Denver makes them.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 12:20 AM (0OG8D)

543 Heidegger was a boozy beggar, from what I understand. He could drink you under the table.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:20 AM (39g3+)

544 AOP, hmmm... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 12:21 AM (OKox0)

545 Supposedly the original Cuban, the one from the island, is just pickled, pulled pork, no ham. They make on in the film Chef that looks delicious. I love that movie, even if the ending was a bit flat.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:22 AM (39g3+)

546 464
You're confusing Portlandia with Oregon. Venture down to Jefferson and learn.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 25, 2016 11:43 PM (EzgxV)





Um, oookay. What's a Jefferson?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 25, 2016 11:53 PM (0mRoj)


A chunk of Southern Oregon/Northern California wants to be the great State of Jefferson -- and they're not subtle about it.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 26, 2016 12:23 AM (EzgxV)

547 No cheese, either, huh?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 12:23 AM (0OG8D)

548 I didn't even see you here, Slap. Shows how observant I am...
G'night.


The best summer sammich at a good deli is a cold Rueben. Instead of sauerkraut , go for cole slaw. Everything else is the same, just not grilled.
I promise, if you like a Rueben, this will be your new hot weather sammich.

Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2016 12:23 AM (i6S4a)

549 The only real consensus about global warming/climate change are the empirical, verifiable temperature data. That's it.

Posted by: chemjeff at August 26, 2016 12:24 AM (uAvJJ)

550 Eleven, do you think if society deems you insane you are insane? Because these guys seem to be strongly implying that Pirsig was insane because society said he was.

Listen eleven. Am I insane because I play soccer on Uranus? Maybe I am, maybe I am not. If I am harmless, who are you to judge? Besides I know YOU would play soccer on Uranus too.

Did you think I would forget that setup?

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 12:24 AM (0+srV)

551
Just as one may today obtain a Ph.D in "English Literature" from the University of California without having read a word of Chaucer, one may easily obtain a doctorate in philosophy from many top schools without ever going near Plato or Aristotle.
Posted by: torquewrench at August 26, 2016 12:15 AM (noWW6

Absolutely true. A philosophy grad from the University of Chicago who went on to get a law degree from Georgetown was one of the smartest people I have ever known - and went from being a liberal to a conservative during the time I knew her because she was able to reason so rigorously and had to admit that logic and truth was not on the Democrats' side.

"Logic 101" is Philosophy. And I am floored by how many millennials appear not to have taken it because so many are incapable of following the most elementary logic, or of spotting a false argument.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 26, 2016 12:24 AM (P8951)

552 Didn't the Brown Bess render both the longbow and the crossbow obsolete? And can we move on?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 26, 2016 12:24 AM (kP16F)

553 Lol the global warming thing was a HYPOTHETICAL to show that because a majority of people think you are crazy that does NOT mean you are crazy. comon

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 12:25 AM (0+srV)

554 No cheese, either, huh?

Well its kind of like a po' boy, its Cuban broke food. Got a pig and some pickles, you got a sammich.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:25 AM (39g3+)

555 One of the main things that made me yearn for a Cuban sandwich before they became widely available around here was the two kinds of pork in them.

It's just a little weird for me to hear now that one of those porks shouldn't be there.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 12:26 AM (0OG8D)

556 http://philosophy.yale.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-courses-2016-2017

Take a look at the current crazy liberal Yale curriculum.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 12:26 AM (0+srV)

557 Listen eleven. Am I insane because I play soccer on Uranus? Maybe I am, maybe I am not. If I am harmless, who are you to judge? Besides I know YOU would play soccer on Uranus too.

Did you think I would forget that setup?


No.

No I don't.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2016 12:27 AM (qUNWi)

558 @ 519..

Torque... an Bama....

Torque, Big Bore... Gospel Brother, Gospel.

Bama..... I'm a KAC man, thats My goto.... just my thing.

I have DD's, includin a 5V1, an am Thrilled at the quality and outta box performance.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 26, 2016 12:27 AM (zYOhH)

559 There's a nascent succession movement in my neck of the woods in Beautiful Sunny Upstate New Yorkistan to become part of Pennsyltucky...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 26, 2016 12:27 AM (kP16F)

560 "Broseidon, you're a much better cook than I! I love Japanese food, but I scarcely understand it and I'd never try and make anything that even pretends to be authentic...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 26, 2016 12:14 AM (kP16F) "

I certainly can't claim authenticity, but I was able to make passable easy stuff like onigiri, tonkatsu, omurice and yakisoba. Even then, there were some screw-ups. I bought soba noodles to make yakisoba - obvious, right? Turns out soba noodles aren't actually the best type for making yakisoba - they burn too easily.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 26, 2016 12:27 AM (kumBu)

561 Nodding in agreement. NATO 5.56 is a sliver of lead comparatively speaking.
Posted by: AlaBAMA
--------------

Henry 'Snake' Baker was a friend of mine. As one of the Alamo Scouts, he was operating on Luzon before the invasion. I had seen pictures of some of those guys and their weapons. I asked Henry if any of them carried M1 carbines. "No", he replied, "We all carried Garands, we didn't want to take prisoners or care for wounded."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:28 AM (ANVXm)

562 "Well... there was a 40-something woman who, the entire time I waited at
this window place (an hour and a half), was also sitting at an outdoor
table at Church's. She had obvious mental problems"

I have no idea in the world what it is about fast food chicken joints in general that attracts horrible behavior. Church's, Popeye's, KFC. Stories? I got your stories right here.

I also have no idea in the world why Chick-Fil-A is the exception which proves the rule.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 26, 2016 12:28 AM (noWW6)

563 "Logic 101" is Philosophy. And I am floored by how many millennials appear not to have taken it because so many are incapable of following the most elementary logic, or of spotting a false argument.

Well everyone should learn basic logic and reasoning, rhetoric, and the concepts of philosophy at a fundamental level. But people who turn that into a degree spend a lot of time saying "would you like fries with that?" unless they can BS themselves into a position as the ethics director at a corporation or something.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:28 AM (39g3+)

564 #252

For the last several years OEMs like Dell have included an app to create a disc set. On some systems it will pester the hell out of you until you do it. That is very annoying but from what I've seen, if they don't pester people it gets ignored.

Fortunately, Dell and HP Windows disc images are fairly easy to turn up on torrent sites. Just make sure it's been up for a good while and hasn't any comments complaining of surprise inclusions.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 26, 2016 12:29 AM (IdCqF)

565 Didn't the Brown Bess render both the longbow and the crossbow obsolete? And can we move on?
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 26, 2016 12:24 AM (kP16F)


It was the matchlock arqubus. Throwing one ounce slugs of lead.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2016 12:30 AM (ry34m)

566 A Cuban Sandwich:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRIQlYkhbN4

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 12:30 AM (oqkO3)

567 You know a hard sandwich to make? A Monte Cristo. For it to be authentic, you have to falsely imprison it for years, then have it come back under an alias to wreak vengeance on those who wronged it. But man, they're delicious after all that prep work.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 26, 2016 12:31 AM (kumBu)

568 torquewrench, among other things, they're concentrated in poor urban areas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 12:31 AM (OKox0)

569 For the last several years OEMs like Dell have included an app to create a disc set. On some systems it will pester the hell out of you until you do it. That is very annoying but from what I've seen, if they don't pester people it gets ignored.

Yeah I'm going to create a rescue disc as soon as I finish the rebuild here with all the right drivers. I think I have it done but I want to sleep on it to make sure.

Its just jackassery to not ship the discs with it. They claim its "environmental" but that is simply ridiculous. They are just cheap and want everyone to do everything online.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:32 AM (39g3+)

570 Be well all, time for a nap.

Posted by: Farmer at August 26, 2016 12:32 AM (o/90i)

571 You know there is that joke about ruebenesque women and sauerkraut

Posted by: Kindltot at August 26, 2016 12:33 AM (ry34m)

572 Well, broseidon... I once bought a slab of pricey tuna at the local market, sliced it thin, and ate it with wasabi and soy sauce and called it sashimi! That was the pinnacle for me. Not getting sick was the icing on the cake!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 26, 2016 12:34 AM (kP16F)

573 For it to be authentic, you have to falsely imprison it for years

The hard part is amassing the fortune to pay for the comeback.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:34 AM (39g3+)

574 Fuckin phone...I'm on the porch, (drinkin HighTest so cut me some slack)....

Bama...

Good optics, PRACTICE, did I mention PRACTICE with your DD?, and maybe a trigger will turn that machine into anything you want.

DD is an AMERICAN company an their customer service is excellent.

Any issues, please contact them.an.they'll take.care of it.

Horde oh Plenty, sleep well...

Y'all be good.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 26, 2016 12:34 AM (zYOhH)

575 Hi, can somebody help me out with the last picture "Entrepreneurship"? i can only see the top third or so, see what looks like the top of a hockey helmet but nothing any lower.

Posted by: random lurker at August 26, 2016 12:35 AM (+tRIN)

576 G'night T.
As far as Subway, I have been ordering the exact same sub for 20 (?) Years. I have never tried anything different from them.

Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2016 12:35 AM (i6S4a)

577 I once bought a slab of pricey tuna at the local market, sliced it thin, and ate it with wasabi and soy sauce and called it sashimi! That was the pinnacle for me. Not getting sick was the icing on the cake!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 26, 2016 12:34 AM (kP16F)

I do that too! And I've never gotten sick.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 26, 2016 12:36 AM (P8951)

578 wasabi is the bomb.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 26, 2016 12:36 AM (P8951)

579 Subway has the mystical ability to make every sandwich, no matter the toppings, taste exactly the same. Its like some kind of warp in physics and chemistry.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:37 AM (39g3+)

580 "Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 26, 2016 12:34 AM (kP16F) "

One of my bucket list items is to eat some legit otoro sashimi in Japan. I usually prefer nigiri sushi or rolls, but if I'm going to pay that much for fish, I don't want anything else adulterating the flavor.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 26, 2016 12:38 AM (kumBu)

581 549
The only real consensus about global warming/climate change are the empirical, verifiable temperature data. That's it.


Posted by: chemjeff at August 26, 2016 12:24 AM (uAvJJ)


Especially the ones where the original field notes were accidentally deleted.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 26, 2016 12:38 AM (EzgxV)

582 Subway has the mystical ability to make every sandwich, no matter the toppings, taste exactly the same. Its like some kind of warp in physics and chemistry.

Hah...

It's true.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2016 12:39 AM (qUNWi)

583 @538...
One last thing...

Brother Jim spreadin the GOSPEL!

H/T Brother...

My LPR w 77gr Black Hills.... best of all worlds.

Hope all's well down South.

Keep preachin. ;-)

Posted by: Hillbillyking at August 26, 2016 12:39 AM (zYOhH)

584 Its just jackassery to not ship the discs with it. They claim its "environmental" but that is simply ridiculous. They are just cheap and want everyone to do everything online.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:32 AM (39g3+)


Do an online search for "Hiren's Boot Disk". You can burn a bootable disk that has utilities that can fix a lot of problems. I have used it several times to get out of computer grief.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 12:39 AM (oqkO3)

585 579 Subway has the mystical ability to make every sandwich, no matter the toppings, taste exactly the same."

Yep.

There's a local chain called Potbelly's that has really good subs. And a chain called Cousin's. Both are light years past Subway.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 26, 2016 12:40 AM (P8951)

586 I do that too! And I've never gotten sick.


Roger that!

I do that a lot. I'm sure there are fish slicing techniques that I'm missing because mine isn't as good as a sushi bar but if you're basically eating raw tuna and salmon with soy, wasabi, and ginger, you're eating raw tuna and salmon with soy, wasabi, and ginger.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 12:40 AM (mgbwf)

587 Subway has the mystical ability to make every sandwich, no matter the toppings, taste exactly the same.


It's the bread. It's also why I can't eat Subway anymore.

There's something in the bread that wants to kill me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 12:41 AM (mgbwf)

588 Local chain called Sub Shop (real inventive) that has terrific sandwiches. All their basic ones are named after various naval ships; destroyer, etc. Basically its the quality of meat and stuff that matters and Subway while very consistent isn't very top shelf.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:42 AM (39g3+)

589 All right fapsters, I'm checking out. Be seeing you.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 26, 2016 12:43 AM (0mRoj)

590 It's the bread. It's also why I can't eat Subway anymore.

There's something in the bread that wants to kill me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 26, 2016 12:41 AM (mgbwf)


To me, every Subway smells like the huge industrial dishwasher in a hospital kitchen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 12:43 AM (oqkO3)

591 I took a friend to a sushi place once... He'd never eaten it. When he asked what the green paste was I told him it was "Japanese guacamole". He says "I loves me some guacamole!" and scarfs the lot down in one bite! I'd never before or since seen anyone do that!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 26, 2016 12:46 AM (kP16F)

592 Local chain called Sub Shop (real inventive) that has terrific sandwiches. All their basic ones are named after various naval ships; destroyer, etc.
-------------

Is there one called Dreadnaught?

Not sure how I would feel about one of those.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:47 AM (ANVXm)

593 Whenever I see a list of "facts" like the ones about bananas linked above, I always want to see the data and the particulars.

Am I a bad person?

Posted by: KT at August 26, 2016 12:48 AM (qahv/)

594 #591: Oh, wow! Did he live?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 12:48 AM (0OG8D)

595 Is there one called Dreadnaught?

Not sure how I would feel about one of those.


You should fear nothing while eating it. I don't remember a dreadnought though. Just modern ships. Been years since I've eaten there, though.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:49 AM (39g3+)

596 I had to restore a Dell a couple of weeks ago. Went to MS to download win 7. Message was: sorry its a Dell go there.

Well, Dell did not put a restore partition on this machine. Supposed to download the restore from Dell website.

Went to Dell website. Put in the service tag on the machine. Message was: Sorry your machine is out of warranty you can not download the restore.

I would call that fraud.

My solution was to verify the EXACT version of windows and then to download the image from Digital River.

http://goo.gl/dOFNlO

I learned all this shit in philosophy class by studying how Heraclitus did it.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 12:50 AM (0+srV)

597 The problem with Europeans "getting enough" is, it seemingly always involves camps...and later American troops to help put things back right.


Evening roonz and roonettez, did we get fresh new hell tonight or is it the same old recycled crap again?

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 26, 2016 12:53 AM (vbvxt)

598 Well, a no-hitter for Moore on the Giants with Vin Scully calling it, so I'm outta here. Sleep well folks.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 12:53 AM (39g3+)

599 @591, Prothonotary

Yes, he did -- after he chugged his beverage, my beverage, and the beverages of the couple seated next to us! (He bought them another soon after.)

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 26, 2016 12:54 AM (kP16F)

600 Good night, Chris!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 12:54 AM (0OG8D)

601
*peruses menu*
Hmm. Gimmie a Destroyer, with extra depth charges

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:54 AM (ANVXm)

602 Sleep well, Insomniac.

CT,
I haven't found a local joint that makes more than a specialty
I have one sub sub for cheesesteaks, one for the occasional steak-um craving, and anyone else for a meatball sub.

Everyone around here loves "Zeros" a dump of a local chain.
Decwnt meatball, but swear - every other sub tastes the same. I don't care if t you order bologna or turkey or roast beef, it tastes like bread and oil, with a head of lettuce on a loaf of bread.

Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2016 12:56 AM (i6S4a)

603 *peruses menu*
Hmm. Gimmie a Destroyer, with extra depth charges

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:54 AM (ANVXm)


Avoid the USS Harvey Milk; it gets you in the rear.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 12:56 AM (oqkO3)

604 Just when one thinks that they'll never see a hot Black chick in a bikini half lose her bikini top in a mosh pit while a band plays parody versions of Black Sabbath songs while dressed up as evil versions of McDonald-land charcters including a cross between Ronald McDonald and Ozzy Osbourne crowd-surfs...

... tonight happens.

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 26, 2016 12:58 AM (vBeA5)

605 GGE- Meant to mention the other night. Highway 12. Wright Bros. monument, American Indian Museum (Frisco), you might stop by Frisco Reel & Gun shop for a look, a must-visit is the Outer Banks Museum just below the Hatteras ferry landing. Of course, the lighthouse and museum. But, perhaps you've been those places.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:59 AM (ANVXm)

606 Socialist Healthcare: No Treatment; No Surgery; No Doctors

The focus this time: The abundance of socialism, medical edition.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12318

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 26, 2016 12:59 AM (vBeA5)

607 >>>*peruses menu*

Hmm. Gimmie a Destroyer, with extra depth charges
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:54 AM (ANVXm)<<<

No, no. You make the depth charges after you've eaten it.

Posted by: the Sub Shop at August 26, 2016 01:02 AM (H9MG5)

608 The only real consensus about global warming/climate change are the empirical, verifiable temperature data. That's it.
Posted by: chemjeff


Oh, yeah?

Which data set?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 01:02 AM (V3IFq)

609 Damn Hat that post is hard to read with all the big spaces and eagles and shit.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 01:03 AM (0+srV)

610
re: Sandwiches

The California Roast Beef Sandwich

Roast beef, cheese and Ortega green chili strips, on grilled sourdough.

Used to be a California coffee-shop staple. Rare to see it in the wild anymore.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 26, 2016 01:05 AM (kdS6q)

611 Damn Hat that post is hard to read with all the big spaces and eagles and shit.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 01:03 AM (0+srV)


MacSabbath

https://youtu.be/jRyHNqZcxwo?t=2m8s

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 26, 2016 01:05 AM (vBeA5)

612
Oh, yeah?

Which data set?
Posted by: weft cut-loop
------------

*waves sheaf of tree ring data*

What? No, of course you can't see it.

Posted by: Phil Jones at August 26, 2016 01:06 AM (ANVXm)

613 Was at "Psycho Vegas" music festival today.

Four days + three stages + about one hundred bands.

https://twitter.com/ACTION_PR/status/768540584025939968

\m/ *hadbangs* \m/

Posted by: The Psycho Hat at August 26, 2016 01:08 AM (vBeA5)

614 Basically what I am suggesting is to clean up the flow by using Eagles sparingly. When you overuse the Eagle not only does it distract the reader but loses its impact. The diction, grammar, and style are all spot on.

I just think less Eagles and spaces would help get the message across.

Don't get me wrong. Eagles are STRONG. But save them until you really want to make a deep impact on the psyche of the reader.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 01:10 AM (0+srV)

615 #599: I'm picking up on some subtleties here that get me to wondering... are you a girl? I know you've named yourself after a feminine feature here, but I never really thought about it and made that connection before, any more than I'd expect someone called Lieutenant Labia or Major Mammaries to be an actual female, you know what I'm saying?

Feel free to ignore that question and remain mysterious, like Zombie does. You're cool, regardless, and I wouldn't think any less of you for that.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 01:11 AM (0OG8D)

616 \m/ *headbangs* \m/

fixed

Posted by: The Psycho Hat at August 26, 2016 01:11 AM (vBeA5)

617 \m/ *hadbangs* \m/
Posted by: The Psycho Hat


Concussion? What concussion?

Posted by: weft cut-Balboa at August 26, 2016 01:11 AM (V3IFq)

618 Don't get me wrong. Eagles are STRONG. But save them until you really want to make a deep impact on the psyche of the reader.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 01:10 AM (0+srV)


F**k the eagles...

Posted by: Green energy wind farms at August 26, 2016 01:12 AM (vBeA5)

619 As a repeat -- anyone using Apple gear needs to update soon -- something got inside the wire in a big way....details at pjmedia.



Apple did a very good job on crisis management.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 26, 2016 01:12 AM (EzgxV)

620 Aww... Moore lost his no-hitter against Corey Seager, one of the toughest hitters in baseball. Still, a 1 hitter and terrific outing.

OK going to bed now.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 26, 2016 01:15 AM (39g3+)

621 lowtech redneck (surely long gone by now) did a very good job @ #94, re migration. It's somewhat surprising how little almost anyone - including well informed people concerned about the matter - know about either current/contemporary US law and practices, or our history in this area.


Tabasco: as I recall, the McIlhenny Company is the only well-known and successful one to have trademarked a proper name, which is normally not done. Think it was a legal judgement decades ago. Tabasco of course is the name of the pepper variety, which took its name in turn from the Mexican state of that name.


Anyway, big, unique commercial advantage. And the company used to hire people - world-wide - to patrol restaurants looking for someone infringing on the trademark by using the name.


Jim from Galveston has retired, but I was going to ask him about twist rates and barrel material. 1/7, 1/8/, or 1/9, for a 16" barrel for a basic carbine configuration? Stainless, chrome-lined, whatever for the bore? Building my first AR (slowly), and just in the self-edumucation stage.


Mike H., your WWII friend was of course correct about the impact of the Garand vs. the little brother M1. But I just think of the weight of that ammo. I'll take both kinds to the range some times and the Garand ammo weighs a ton.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2016 01:15 AM (QDnY+)

622 "Local chain called Sub Shop (real inventive) that has terrific
sandwiches. All their basic ones are named after various naval ships;
destroyer, etc."

Sink the Bismarck!

Posted by: torquewrench at August 26, 2016 01:15 AM (noWW6)

623 427 Is there such a thing as a good low-carb crusty sandwich bread?
Posted by: chemjeff at August 25, 2016 11:42 PM (uAvJJ)


Look up the site of The Enchanted Cook and you'll find a great recipe for low-carb bread. She's a friend and former co-worker of mine and is a wonderful person.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at August 26, 2016 01:16 AM (nvMvs)

624 #618: https://youtu.be/-JlmvtAHhnc?t=22s

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 01:16 AM (0OG8D)

625 The Duffelblog link is fucking hilarious.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at August 26, 2016 01:18 AM (laMCB)

626 I'm not gettin into the controversy regarding global warmening: I'm not a climatologist by any means, but I've read that Earth is in between Ice Ages, so that the long-term climate being in flux doesn't alarm or surprise me...

We've had the Younger Dryas, the Midaeval Warming Period, The Little Ice Age and such and so this means we've got to submit to Totalitarian Global Socialism to save teh planet now? Too much of a leap for me!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at August 26, 2016 01:18 AM (kP16F)

627 Damn. Come back to see all the grinder talk, and now I'm hungry.

Hole in the wall pizza place not too far from here makes 18" grinders. Used to have really good prices -- $7-10 -- depending on the variety. Though, I haven't had anything from there in a couple years, since my buddy moved and delivery during Sunday football games now isn't an option.

Pastrami... awesome.

Italian cold cut... always a favorite.

Bacon cheeseburger... incredible. Don't know what it was about that sammich, but, damn it was good.

**sigh** to late for them now. Have to make it a point to get one tomorrow.

Posted by: a T-Rex trying to rub one out at August 26, 2016 01:19 AM (H9MG5)

628 Government putting ITT Tech out of business.

http://goo.gl/TTrCPd

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 01:20 AM (0+srV)

629 Goodnight everybody, thanks to everyone for the great chat and the prayers. :-) Happy Friday!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 26, 2016 01:20 AM (OKox0)

630 Mike H., your WWII friend was of course correct about the impact of the Garand vs. the little brother M1. But I just think of the weight of that ammo. I'll take both kinds to the range some times and the Garand ammo weighs a ton.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2016 01:15 AM (QDnY+)


How does the M1 carbine compare with the AR-types in .223?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 01:20 AM (oqkO3)

631 1/7, 1/8/, or 1/9, for a 16" barrel
------------

Except for a specific load, that is always a topic for debate. Higher slug weight will (generally) call for faster rate of twist, lesser weight, slower rate.

In the big scheme of things, 1:8 is reasonable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 01:21 AM (ANVXm)

632 My understanding is that technically we are in an Ice Age now.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 01:21 AM (0+srV)

633 I'm getting a little bit worried about dear ol' Dad. To help, he sharpened the blades on the riding lawn mower. I got out there this afternoon and soon decided the blades on the damn thing were just gone (this has happened before, worn thin to nearly nothing, nothing to sharpen). It wasn't cutting worth a shit. Making a mess.

Then I looked. Dad had put the blades on upside down. No wonder it wasn't cutting. He had also sharpened the blades on a bigger 3-point finish mower, and old Woods (the bolts that hold the blades on are left-hand threads -- glad I remembered). I checked it. Upside down as well.

He used to wouldn't have done something like that for anything.

And, on the riding mower, when turning the blades right, I noticed a damn bearing is loose. That's something else that's gonna need fixin'.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 01:22 AM (DW+jj)

634 Dang! This is one of the most dramatic AND LOUD thunderstorms we've had in a long while.

Let the tablet at the office uploading a video, so, I'm on the cell first time in ages. Reminded how obnoxious this is. So, keep your comments short, for me tonight, right?

BOOM! There goes another Jovian blast.

Posted by: mindful webworker - thunderously at August 26, 2016 01:23 AM (Bd48Y)

635 My understanding is that technically we are in an Ice Age now.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 01:21 AM (0+srV)


That is correct. We are in an interglacial period, and that period is getting somewhat long in the tooth compared to previous interglacials in the present Ice Age.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 01:23 AM (oqkO3)

636 But, perhaps you've been those places.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 12:59 AM (ANVXm)


I've been to Kill Devil Hill and the Wright Bro's museum, the rest of it is on the itinerary.

As it turns out my schedule won't change until October 2, so we could have kept our original plans to go to the mountains that weekend. I think we will still go to Lenoir for the big car show (last one of the season) on the 1st but will skip the rest of the outing we had planned for that weekend, it would probably be tough for me to get that Sunday off. I'll have to find somewhere nice to take her out for dinner.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 26, 2016 01:24 AM (vbvxt)

637 AOP, for the most common AR load, the bullet is half the weight (55 vs 110 grains), and muzzle velocity is around 1,900 fps for the M1 vs (????) 2,500+ fps for the .223.


Overall and ballistically the M1 is a short range gun with marginal accuracy (was literally conceived as a replacement for the 45/1911 pistol), ARs of course can be made into much longer range weapons with good accuracy.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2016 01:25 AM (QDnY+)

638 What we need to do is geoengineering to stave off them impending runaway greenhouse effect.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf at August 26, 2016 01:26 AM (0+srV)

639 But I just think of the weight of that ammo. I'll take both kinds to the range some times and the Garand ammo weighs a ton.
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Yeah, and these guys were moving fast, on foot, through jungle, with no way out. But, there it is. He was a big, tough guy, btw.

Excerpt from his story:
"When we returned to the American sector with the 6th Army Special Intelligence I had a new mission- General Romulo's wife and son were left on the island behind enemy lines.
The guerillas had built an airstrip where a cub plane could land. We set up signals and were able to evacuate the son, wife, and brother. There was no room for me- I had to walk out. It took six or seven days and I traveled at night."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 01:26 AM (ANVXm)

640 Overall and ballistically the M1 carbine is a short range gun..

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Right?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 01:27 AM (ANVXm)

641 Incidentally... continued from #624... a fun fact about that movie, specifically that line...

The Coen Brothers felt that the song Flowers For My Grave, by Townes Van Zandt, would be awesome to play during the end credits of The Big Lebowski. They got in touch with Van Zandt, and he demanded $100,000 for the use of his song.

Joel and Ethan didn't want to shell out that kind of money, and they got the bright idea to invite Townes Van Zandt to a private screening of the movie. Hey, maybe if he likes the movie, he'll accept less money, you know? That's what they were thinking.

Van Zandt accepted the Coens' offer of a private screening. And at the precise moment I just posted in my previous comment, when The Dude stated, "I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man", Van Zandt stood up and told the Coen Brothers, "I've seen enough. You can use my song for free," and he walked out the door.

Because Townes Van Zandt also hated the fuckin' Eagles, man.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 01:28 AM (0OG8D)

642 Kudos to the guys who make great trailers for crappy movies. I've been seeing the ads on cable for Legend, and it looked pretty good, so I got a copy. I got 40 minutes into it and was bored out of my skull. I already saw the parts that were in the great trailer and they looked so much better in the trailer than in the boring surroundings of the movie they came from.

What a disappointment. Forty minutes was enough for me. I have no interest in slogging through another hour and a half.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 01:29 AM (zc3Db)

643 Mike, should have noted I am talking about a basic, general purpose carbine build, so assume a typical 55g projectile. So 1:8 would be the obvious compromise between 1:9 and 1:7.


Of course the joy/evil of ARs is that you can build multiple uppers with different barrels and calibers and doo-hickeys - so one lower could be used for my basic short-range build and (eventually) a longer-range build.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2016 01:29 AM (QDnY+)

644 Speaking of aliens, old George Noory (who is no Art Bell by a long shot) had the "Project Serpo" guy on the other night I saw.

This is one of the strains of the UFO stuff, one of many. In this version, it goes like this: Roswell crash aliens were from Zeta Reticuli, a planet around Zeta Reticuli 1 -- it's a binary (no exoplanets have yet been found in that system, as far as I know).

One lived. When he got his "sub-space" radio fixed, he phoned home, and they proposed an exchange program. Which we did, which launched in 1964. Twelve of our guys went to their planet, which we call "Serpo", and lived there for 10 years. 3 died over the course, and 2 decided to stay and 7 came home.

Here, they have them using worm holes. It takes 9 months travel time, most of that getting to and from the worm hole(s) they use.

This is but one of many variations on the UFO crap.

Me, sadly I've decided that FTL just ain't gonna happen. There are potential causality problems, even with the various GR "warp drive" things. Closed time like curves are possible, which means grandfather paradoxes can be created.

I just don't believe physics can allow the possibility of such of a thing.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 01:30 AM (DW+jj)

645 I made my own hot sauce out of my garden jalepenos last year. Recipe at hip pressure cooking. Look for "Instant Tabasco - 1 minute in the pressure cooker"

Turned out good. I'm not a connoisseur or anything, but I use it on stuff.

Posted by: mullingthingsover at August 26, 2016 01:31 AM (CmpB+)

646 Yes, Mike, the *carbine*. Was used a lot more as a front-line weapon than ever planned, due to its merits. But like shooting a 22 compared to the Garand.


One of the amusing mysteries of WWII nomenclature: why in the hell would the two most produced rifles carry the *same* designation??

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2016 01:32 AM (QDnY+)

647 So, did the asshole go away with mateloch?

Posted by: Swami at August 26, 2016 01:36 AM (b49iN)

648 647 So, did the asshole go away with mateloch?

No it's still here.

Posted by: Hope Solo at August 26, 2016 01:37 AM (0+srV)

649 Scrolling back, sadly no.

Posted by: Swami at August 26, 2016 01:38 AM (b49iN)

650 Me, sadly I've decided that FTL just ain't gonna happen. There are potential causality problems, even with the various GR "warp drive" things. Closed time like curves are possible, which means grandfather paradoxes can be created.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 01:30 AM (DW+jj)


A couple of things -

1) Causality is already a casualty of quantum theory.

2) The "grandfather paradox" is a non-issue. It is based on the concept of a single, linear concept of time and really has no meaning. The simple fact is that if someone ever actually traveled into "the" past then it is a whole different universe since it contains particles (the traveler) that it didn't contain on the first time around. It is not the same universe.

The other problem with the grandfather paradox is that it elevates the reality of the time traveler over everyone else - as if the entire universe revolved about the single traveler and everyone and everything else (at all future times) was a slave to the whims of that single traveler. That doesn't really make sense in any way. Sure, it might be true ... but I highly, highly, highly doubt the universe would be so perverse and silly.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 01:39 AM (zc3Db)

651 #644: Yeah, just like I was saying before... we can already bend light to make moving objects invisible.

Are we supposed to believe that aliens who've figured out the secrets of moving faster than light don't already have that sort of technology to keep us from seeing them? They can move faster than light, but don't know how to bend light to keep us from seeing them while they're stealthily observing us?

Yeah. I'm not buying it.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 01:40 AM (0OG8D)

652 Crap.

Posted by: Swami at August 26, 2016 01:40 AM (b49iN)

653 So, did the asshole go away with mateloch?
Posted by: Swami


Way to be specific.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 01:40 AM (V3IFq)

654 weft, I was about to give Swami what I'd think would be a standard AOSHQ response:


"you'll have to be more specific"

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2016 01:41 AM (QDnY+)

655 Maybe it'll go back to sleep for a long time.

Posted by: Swami at August 26, 2016 01:42 AM (b49iN)

656 Okay, just hurt my arm fighting the wild wind to close the front door. Think I'll head for bed and assess the wind damage in the daylight.

Posted by: mindful webworker - thunderously at August 26, 2016 01:43 AM (Bd48Y)

657 Me, sadly I've decided that FTL just ain't gonna happen. There are potential causality problems, even with the various GR "warp drive" things. Closed time like curves are possible, which means grandfather paradoxes can be created.

I just don't believe physics can allow the possibility of such of a thing.
Posted by: publius


I think fractional FTL is possible and that's all that will be necessary to exit planet dust.

Our ability to build transport isn't the weak link. It's our stupid, frail bodies that is the weak link.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 01:44 AM (V3IFq)

658 I just don't believe physics can allow the possibility of such of a thing.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 01:30 AM (DW+jj)


Just another obstacle to overcome. When train travel became a viable option it was generally accepted that the speeds the locomotives could run (20mph) would cause all sorts of physical ailments. At the beginning of the jet age the sound barrier was considered an insurmountable objective. Sooner or later we will figure out how to cross the light speed barrier, it will probably involve physics that we either have not yet discovered or do not fully understand at this time.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 26, 2016 01:44 AM (vbvxt)

659 #647: I'm still here, and I've never met Maet.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 01:45 AM (0OG8D)

660 659 #647: I'm still here, and I've never met Maet.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 01:45 AM (0OG8D)
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Well played, sir

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 01:46 AM (lutOX)

661 I wish I knew how do do 3D modeling, I'd be all over Shapeways.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 26, 2016 01:47 AM (vbvxt)

662 >>>Our ability to build transport isn't the weak link. It's our stupid, frail bodies that is the weak link.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 26, 2016 01:44 AM (V3IFq)<<<




If you can open a pickle jar, you'll be good to go.

Posted by: future FTL flight training program at August 26, 2016 01:48 AM (H9MG5)

663 #660: Thanks! I'm glad someone got the joke.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 01:49 AM (0OG8D)

664 post of the beast

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 01:51 AM (lutOX)

665 post of the beast...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 01:52 AM (lutOX)

666 Have to disagree that causality is a casuality of quantum field theory. You may be thinking of entanglement. Well, no information can travel faster than light -- there is no way to communicate with it. In fact, and I wish I could remember it, a professor of mine went to great pains to explain, that no, no information is traveling along a space-like path. It's a clever little trick.

The grandfather paradox is a big deal. An "acausal spacetime", is a big deal as well. With an acausal spacetime, you've got dogs and cats living together.

This business of "another universe". Hell, that's one idea. Every possibility exists in some parallel universe. Every choice that ever has been made exists. And one just jumps. Somehow, when one time travels.

There is no proof of any of that, it's just pure speculative fancy. In this universe, if I can back in time, and form a closed time-like loop, meaning I can intereract with my ownself at a earlier time on my own worldine, then what if kill my younger self. I destroy my own worldline that got me to go back in time in the first place.

That's a problem. A YUGE problem.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 01:52 AM (DW+jj)

667 My understanding is that technically we are in an Ice Age now.

Posted by: davedaveadavarf
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Global Warming - What the alarmists call the periods between ice ages.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 01:54 AM (J3phO)

668 F time travel - lets try to get to 10% speed of light travel first.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 01:55 AM (lutOX)

669 It's our stupid, frail bodies that is the weak link.
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* looks at body*

Yeah. Okay, can't argue.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 26, 2016 01:55 AM (J3phO)

670 The speed of light is a lot more than an engineering problem. It's a fundamental parameter of the architecture of spacetime in this here universe.

Here's the deal. Consider these three things:

1) Relativity theory
2) Casuality
3) FTL.

Pick any two. If you have 1) and 3), causality fails. If you have 2) and 3), then relativity fails. It cannot hold.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 01:56 AM (DW+jj)

671 #670: You mean Clausality, right? Because Santa has an awful lot of ground to cover on Christmas Eve, so of course he needs to move faster than light.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 01:59 AM (0OG8D)

672 >>>You mean Clausality, right? Because Santa has an
awful lot of ground to cover on Christmas Eve, so of course he needs to
move faster than light.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 01:59 AM (0OG8D)<<<

That's my next movie in the series. The Santa Clausality

Posted by: Tim Allen at August 26, 2016 02:01 AM (H9MG5)

673 So, these things being so, the question is

Sleeper ships or generation ships?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 02:02 AM (lutOX)

674 I think he meant causality.

But you know that.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2016 02:05 AM (qUNWi)

675 MisHum......

Not "could care less," but rather: couldn't - couldn't care less. As in could not care less than he/she does at a particular moment.

Posted by: English Major Douchebag Nitpicker at August 26, 2016 02:05 AM (g9d8D)

676 Well, I got my hardware laundry out and running yesterday. It's an old cement mixer that I use to tumble rusty small parts in a solution of water and caustic. Last go-round, I used caustic soda (lye), and it worked very well, but it's nasty to work with. This time, I used plain washing soda (sodium carbonate) which is a mild base, and it worked fine, and is not harsh on my skin.


Yesterday, I fired it up, and it ran for about a minute, and the magic smoke all came out of the motor, and it quit dead. Must have had an issue with the centrifugal switch inside it, I guess. I replaced the motor with one off a defunct Campbell Hausfield 3/4 HP oil-less compressor, and that is working just fine.


I've run about 2/3 of a 5-gallon pail of parts through so far, and they have turned out great. Even thick scale has vanished. Sometimes a light patina of rust remains, but not enough obstruct the threads on threaded parts. There was a rusted-solid pair of old slip-joint pliers in the first batch, and when it came out, the joint worked freely, and the pliers were perfectly useable again.


It's really a fantastic way to bulk-clean small metal parts ranging in size from circa 1/4" to about 10 inches. Noisy, though, LOL.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 02:06 AM (oqkO3)

677 #673: Sleeper ships, IMO. The problem with generational ships is that at some point the youngsters who question why things are done the way they are will end up in charge, and then the whole mission will fall apart and everybody will die.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 02:06 AM (0OG8D)

678 If I had it to do all over (and it just so happens that I do) I would have taken the sixth day off, too. None of all this speculative nit-picking about creation, and the laws of physics.

Posted by: God at August 26, 2016 02:06 AM (27WlQ)

679 #674: Shh! Don't ruin the joke.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 02:07 AM (0OG8D)

680 Have to disagree that causality is a casuality of quantum field theory. You may be thinking of entanglement.

No. I'm thinking of the whole of quantum and what it says about the universe. Quantum theory basically says that no physical laws exist, only metaphysical probabilities that work out so that things tend to happen regularly enough for it to APPEAR that there are physical laws. This is what Einstein objected to.

Nothing in quantum theory requires causality. There isn't really a notion of movement in quantum. THings don't move from A to B. A thing is observed at A and then, at some point, it's observed at B, but it didn't "traverse" any particular path from A to B.

Entanglement also provides more direct examples of causality issues but it isn't just entanglement. Quantum, as a whole, is a shift in world view from "Laws of Physics" to "Metalaws of Probabilistic Observance", and that is a big-time change from our intuitive idea of a rational universe. As I said, this was what offended Einstein so much as he believed very firmly in concrete laws of physics.

Well, no information can travel faster than light -- there is no way to communicate with it. In fact, and I wish I could remember it, a professor of mine went to great pains to explain, that no, no information is traveling along a space-like path. It's a clever little trick.

Meh. There is no way to "prove" that. That's probably why you can't remember the argument


The grandfather paradox is a big deal. An "acausal spacetime", is a big deal as well. With an acausal spacetime, you've got dogs and cats living together.

The grandfather paradox isn't about an acausal spacetime but about a single, linear time axis. It has nothing to do with causality but hinges on the notion that if you travel back in time and meet me in the past then if you kill me then I will be dead in my current present - though that doesn't even make sense since my current present would never managed to actually be "lived" since the past is now totally different. So, it's assuming that if you travel to the past I will basically just disappear from my present because you're presence in that past will already have totally altered that universe and all that follow from it.

This business of "another universe". Hell, that's one idea. Every possibility exists in some parallel universe. Every choice that ever has been made exists. And one just jumps. Somehow, when one time travels.

You don't have to go so far as the "all alternatives are tested in new universal branches", but only to say, with respect to possible travel to the past, that once a traveler appears in a past universe it forms a whole new branch that bears no relation to the later moments of the original universe - i.e. your travelinig back n time has no effect on me in the present. I just see you disappear and then go about my day as usual.

There is no proof of any of that, it's just pure speculative fancy. In this universe, if I can back in time, and form a closed time-like loop, meaning I can intereract with my ownself at a earlier time on my own worldine, then what if kill my younger self. I destroy my own worldline that got me to go back in time in the first place.

That's a problem. A YUGE problem.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 01:52 AM (DW+jj)


Yeah ... like I said, the only sensible idea that I can make of past time travel is that a node is formed with the arrival of a traveler and a whole new universe develops from there. ANything else ends up making no sense, really. That doesn't mean that other stuff isn't possible, of course - the universe has revealed many aspects that are anti-intuitive. But, with every new theory we build of the universe it always seems to make sense (except for quantum, which really splits the physical universe from rationality, leaving it only tethered by the luck of "nice" probability distributions).

That's how I see things, at least.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 02:07 AM (zc3Db)

681 It would be impossible to even get to 10 % the speed of light.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2016 02:08 AM (qUNWi)

682 Jim, you still here?

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 02:09 AM (GHdiF)

683 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 02:06 AM (0OG8D)
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Think it would be an amusing premise - and so I'm sure it's been done already - to have an interaction between a sleeper ship crew, arriving at their destination however many years later, only to find, upon arrival, that faster propulsion systems were developed while they slept.

They show up, ready for a mission of exploration, colonization, etc., only to find the place is already jumpin' and they themselves are hopelessly out of date.

I'm thinking something lik a real-life version of Colonial Williamsburg, or maybe they'd live like the Amish.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 02:11 AM (lutOX)

684 Well, I'm out for the evening. Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 02:11 AM (0OG8D)

685 Not "could care less," but rather: couldn't -
couldn't care less. As in could not care less than he/she does at a
particular moment.


Posted by: English Major Douchebag Nitpicker at August 26, 2016 02:05 AM (g9d8D)


Lets see what Prof. Y has to say about this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 26, 2016 02:11 AM (vbvxt)

686 So there's a reasonable assumption of no math on the blog (heck, the ONT) - and we get RELATIVITY THEORY?


My envoy to AOSHQ will be authorized to lodge a formal protest in the morning.


Harumph.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2016 02:11 AM (QDnY+)

687 Here's the deal. Consider these three things:

1) Relativity theory
2) Casuality
3) FTL.

Pick any two. If you have 1) and 3), causality fails. If you have 2) and 3), then relativity fails. It cannot hold.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 01:56 AM (DW+jj)


I'm thinking that FTL travel probably cannot be done within the Universe. But space-time is curved. What happens if you pop out of the universe, travel at near-infinite speed through, well, nothing, and pop back in some point thousands of light-years distant. Then you return on the reciprocal route, and your friends and relatives are still here to greet you, because you have spent no time traveling at relativistic velocities in the Universe. That should preserve causality.


Wormholes, in other words.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 02:12 AM (oqkO3)

688 Well, no information can travel faster than light -- there is no way to communicate with it

unless, of course you have an ansible.

Posted by: Ender Wiggin at August 26, 2016 02:12 AM (GHdiF)

689 #683: That does sound cool!

Anyway, good night!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at August 26, 2016 02:12 AM (0OG8D)

690 What this world needs is an Ice Cream Truck that comes around at two AM.

Posted by: Chi at August 26, 2016 02:15 AM (i6S4a)

691 spooky action at a distance seems to be faster than light.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2016 02:15 AM (qUNWi)

692 >>>Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 02:07 AM (zc3Db)<<<




**reads**



**tilts head slightly, taps finger against chin, scratches head (carefully as to not dislodge hair plugs)**



I like paste.

Posted by: Joke Biden at August 26, 2016 02:16 AM (H9MG5)

693 Harumph.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2016 02:11 AM (QDnY+)


Harumph!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 26, 2016 02:16 AM (vbvxt)

694 red, Jim checked out a ways back.


Thinking of doing the same. Tank running low.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2016 02:16 AM (QDnY+)

695 Anyhow, bed time for me. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 26, 2016 02:16 AM (oqkO3)

696 Harumph.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 26, 2016 02:11 AM (QDnY+)


Harumph!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 26, 2016 02:16 AM (vbvxt)


Harumph!!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at August 26, 2016 02:20 AM (zc3Db)

697 It would be impossible to even get to 10 % the speed of light.
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why?


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 02:20 AM (GHdiF)

698 See the "No Communication" theorem. It's a proof. Entanglement affords no means of superluminal (space-like) communication. No observer can use an entangled state to communicate with another observer superluminally.

The professor was trying to show that there's nothing "spooky" about entanglement, nothing to get ones panties in a wad over. Indeed, quantum theory is about probabilities, and odds, not certainties. And he used a mundane statistical analogy that was equivalent, and no one would give it a second thought.

God does play dice. But, it's still a sort of determinism. Just a statistical one. You get an odds sheet, not an exact prescription. But the odds of any information traveling along a spacelike path is exactly zero.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 02:21 AM (DW+jj)

699 last time i looked, a theorem is not a proof...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 02:23 AM (GHdiF)

700 Science just tells us the best approximation of what is going on.

Much like Camelot, it's just a model...

Posted by: *Grabs the duck* at August 26, 2016 02:26 AM (vBeA5)

701 Funny thing, time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxplpDKx_Qk

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 02:27 AM (lutOX)

702 See the mathematical definition of "theorem". It is not the same as "theory". Is a theorem "truth"? Well, no. There's no way to prove that. Everything depends on axioms. A theorem is what you get by applying logic, a change of reasoning starting with those axioms.

So, if the postulates and axioms the No-Communication Theorem hold, it's good. If not, then it doesn't.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 02:27 AM (DW+jj)

703 Much like Camelot, it's just a model...

Posted by: *Grabs the duck* at August 26, 2016 02:26 AM (vBeA5)


On second thought...let's not go to Camelot. It's a silly place.

And now I'm off. Goodnight roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 26, 2016 02:28 AM (vbvxt)

704 Those chains of logic are called "proofs".

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 02:28 AM (DW+jj)

705 It's been done a few times, with multiple variations on the various Trek shows and others. Plus any number of novels of greater depth.

I've been reading SF for about 45 years and find I increasingly believe less and less of it. The most fantastic things that became reality in my lifetime were either completely missed by those trying to predict the future or are only vaguely similar. John Brunner's 'The Shockwave Rider' got a few things right but got completely wrong why those thing came to be. And is one of the more successful predictions.

Generation ships: I just don't believe in the long term functioning without a level of technology that is almost magical. Given that, we bother seeking out a habitable planet when all you need is enough raw material to just MAKE one.

Sleeper ships: Nobody has the slightest clue as to how that would be made to work without, again, technology indistinguishable from magic, like a stasis field.

At this point I don't even get enthused about manned exploration of Mars. It just doesn't seem to have any point. There is never going to a substantial permanent population without terraforming and that is extremely improbable. No magnetic field, meaning any carefully constructed atmosphere wouldn't last long. Altering the place to have a suitable magnetic field would be a task of such magnitude as to raise the question, again, why not just make a planet from scratch if you have that level of capability. You could take all of the raw materials from one of the gas giants without making a dent.

Maybe AIs, if they should ever become real, will make the trip.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 26, 2016 02:31 AM (IdCqF)

706 crossbows in the news...

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/three-dead-following- incident-involving-crossbow-in-scarborough-village-1.3044119

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 02:33 AM (GHdiF)

707 Re wormholes. Some wormhole spacetimes can be constructed which will allow no causality violations. But others can, and if you allow wormholes, there's nothing apparent in what we know so far that would restrict you to those that don't.

The phrase is "closed time-like paths". This is basically communicating or trvaveling with your previous self. Sending a message back in time to yourself. That is where you run afoul of casuality.

I go through the wormhole. I cause all sort of shit to happen. I send a message to my previous self saying "Don't go through the wormhole! You'll die!". My previous self doesn't go through. So all that shit that I made happen couldn't happen. And I couldn't have sent myself a message to say don't do it.

This becomes a paradox. It cannot be resolved.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 02:35 AM (DW+jj)

708 rather than terraforming Mars, how about large space stations at the L-5 points, and mine the asteroids, etc...

at least for starters.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 02:36 AM (GHdiF)

709 This becomes a paradox. It cannot be resolved.
---
unless you wipe the server... like with a cloth.

*hic*

Posted by: Space Cadet Hillary at August 26, 2016 02:37 AM (GHdiF)

710 One way around is no free will. That is, if I'm going through the wormhole, it's preordained. There is no way I can stop myself from going through, any message I send notwithstanding. Thus there is no free will, and my world line is fixed.

Or we have the multiple universes.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 02:39 AM (DW+jj)

711 708 rather than terraforming Mars, how about large space stations at the L-5 points, and mine the asteroids, etc...

at least for starters.
Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 02:36 AM (GHdiF)
***
Yes, I think that's a good way to go. Use robots, etc. for the bulk of the work. Mine the asteroids and build and build and build whatever you might need.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 02:40 AM (lutOX)

712 rather than terraforming Mars, how about large space stations at the L-5 points, and mine the asteroids, etc...

at least for starters.
Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 02:36 AM (GHdiF)


Whatevs.

Just attempt no landing on Europa, k?

Posted by: The Monoliths at August 26, 2016 02:42 AM (vBeA5)

713 Listening to Coast-to_coast A.M. -


Linda Moulton Howe talking with the dude what theorizes there was a nuclear war on Mars...... It's weirdly compelling.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 02:45 AM (lutOX)

714 See the "No Communication" theorem. It's a proof. Entanglement affords no means of superluminal (space-like) communication. No observer can use an entangled state to communicate with another observer superluminally.

I'll have to take a real look at that theorem and see what the assumptions entail.

The professor was trying to show that there's nothing "spooky" about entanglement, nothing to get ones panties in a wad over.

But there definitely is something very spooky about entanglement. What happens with entanglement is far beyond human comprehension. We can comprehend the results of entanglement, perhaps, but not the "actions", themselves. Any physicist who claims that entanglement is no big thing is lying to someone - either himself or his audience.

Indeed, quantum theory is about probabilities, and odds, not certainties. And he used a mundane statistical analogy that was equivalent, and no one would give it a second thought.

I'd have to hear that. There's a difference between a probabilistic event and the idea that everything that happens in the universe are just probabilistic events.

God does play dice. But, it's still a sort of determinism. Just a statistical one.

Heh. That's pretty funny - statistical determinism. It isn't deterministic. It's a meta-law that just says that things happen regularly enough to give the impression of laws.

You get an odds sheet, not an exact prescription. But the odds of any information traveling along a spacelike path is exactly zero.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 02:21 AM (DW+jj)


Yes, but that means that there are no Laws of Physics. There is no such thing as "motion". There are only meta-laws of probability distributions (that appear out of nowhere, essentially, and can never be known to be true, since all we can do is relate observations and make estimates on what those observations mean). Quantum includes in itself the idea that one can never know the universe, exactly because it does away with physical laws and replaces them with probability distributions. This jives, of course, with Heisenberg, though it is not the same thing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 02:49 AM (zc3Db)

715 So, if the postulates and axioms the No-Communication Theorem hold, it's good. If not, then it doesn't.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 02:27 AM (DW+jj)


Absolutely.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 02:51 AM (zc3Db)

716 Yes, but that means that there are no Laws of Physics. There is no such thing as "motion". There are only meta-laws of probability distributions (that appear out of nowhere, essentially, and can never be known to be true, since all we can do is relate observations and make estimates on what those observations mean). Quantum includes in itself the idea that one can never know the universe, exactly because it does away with physical laws and replaces them with probability distributions. This jives, of course, with Heisenberg, though it is not the same thing.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 02:49 AM (zc3Db)


Particle-wave duality makes perfect sense...

Posted by: The Quantum Hat at August 26, 2016 02:58 AM (vBeA5)

717 **Looks around, quickly**

Rolls thread onto its back, gets wallet and keys and phone.

Checks phone for 'good pics' - nada.

Takes watch and shoes.

Goes outside and looks for thread's car. cleans out changeholder. Finds half pack of marlboros.

Drags thread to its car, throws him in the back. breaks off key in the ignition.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 02:59 AM (lutOX)

718 PoP. You and me, we have very different intepretations of things.

I've in good company though. Hawking has used the phrase "determined probabilities".

It's just what reality actually is. It's not the billiard balls and exact paths of classical physics. And it's funny how that random world of probabilities produce a pretty deterministic looking macro world, where we divine these classical notions of reality.

God is play dice, but the game has rules. Determined rules. The laws are about the rules. And one of those rules is thou shalt not propagate causal influences along space-like paths.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 03:03 AM (DW+jj)

719 713: Yeah, I've heard that guy before. His argument is there is a high concentration of some isotope that will only be produced in a nuclear explosions.

Xenon-129, it is.

I have no idea if there is any other natural process that can produce it in the concentrations found, etc, etc.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 03:09 AM (DW+jj)

720 gun thread time...

put down $$ on a 1903 Model Browning.

comes with 2 boxes of original ammo, one unopened.

going to build a vertical: 03, 08, 1911, 1911A1, etc...

Posted by: Space Cadet Hillary at August 26, 2016 03:13 AM (GHdiF)

721 Subatomic particles are subject to random non-deterministic probabalistic, perhaps lawless behavior.

Bricks, not so much.

Thus ever the confusion between atomic and subatomic physics.

Also, pshaw, there was no nuclear war on Mars.

There was one on the planet that used to be between Mars and Jupiter, though. Which might explain why half of Mars' surface is thicker than the other half (and melted).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2016 03:13 AM (wB8Tg)

722 off stupid drunken bitch sock!

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 03:14 AM (GHdiF)

723 I have no idea if there is any other natural process that can produce it in the concentrations found, etc, etc.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 03:09 AM (DW+jj)


There is some evidence that a natural nuclear explosion may be possible, it's just that they would likely happen early in a planet's history.

I believe a natural "nuclear pile" was discovered in Africa which, while not critical, was on the order of a reactor as far as producing energy. West Africa, I think.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2016 03:16 AM (wB8Tg)

724 From one of the links in the original post:

"Bananas face global extinction in as little as five years"

Hahahahahahahahaha [wipes tears from eyes} hahahahahaha.

You do realize, I hope, that this EXACT story is often cited as THE classic exemplar of "modern Internet hoax journalism."

Every year -- every single year -- since about 1994, there is a cyclical wave of panic-inducing news stories always saying the exact same thing: That bananas are about to go extinct.

And every year, after the lie has encircled the globe seven times and everyone has already fallen for it, a few weary scientists step forward to explain that, No, bananas are not going extinct, the story is not only all bullshit, but hackneyed bullshit that keeps getting repeated. But these rebuttals get much less press.

And then, guess what happens a year later? Boom, another wave of "bananas are going extinct" stories. Which, as always, are all false.

No one has ever figured out what it is about the "extinct bananas" hoax meme that makes it such an enduring classic, which everyone seems to fall for over and over again, mysteriously forgetting that they fell for it last year and they year before and the year before....

There are other endlessly repeated clickbait hoax stories as well, but none as successful as the sad bananas teetering on extinction. It just amazes me that there are so so many lies that refuse to die.

We as a culture thought that the Internet would evolve to become the ultimate Verification Device, forever extirpating the promulgation of falsehoods, because for the first time one could check to see if something was a lie or not. Little did we ever dream that the reverse would be true -- the the Internet would very quickly pass the "tipping point" of containing more falsehoods than truths, such that it would end up accelerating culture's descent into total irrevocable fact-limbo, in which it is impossible ever know if anything is true or not.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 03:17 AM (jBuUi)

725 Extinct bananas, blondes, and flossing.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2016 03:18 AM (wB8Tg)

726 PoP. You and me, we have very different intepretations of things.

Nothing wrong with that.

I've in good company though. Hawking has used the phrase "determined probabilities".

I hear you. I was just remarking on how funny it sounded. It IS a bit of a mauling of the word "determin[istic]".

As I wrote, it's the move from "laws" to "meta-laws". I'm not a fan. I'll stick with Einstein

It's just what reality actually is. It's not the billiard balls and exact paths of classical physics.

Forget "exact paths" ... there's really no such thing as "movement". Let's call a spade a spade, here.

And it's funny how that random world of probabilities produce a pretty deterministic looking macro world, where we divine these classical notions of reality.

It seems a bit overly fortuitous, I would say.

God is play dice, but the game has rules. Determined rules. The laws are about the rules.

Maybe ... but you can never know. Even if quantum were the true, ultimate, exact model of the universe, which really seems exceedingly unlikely since we have never seen any actual exact representation in reality of a mathematical model. Never. Even the number "1" affords no actual representations in the known universe - other than the assumption of the single, closed universe (which also happens to be the only truly "closed" system that we may encounter in reality, though all of physics is built on assumptions of closed systems ...).

And one of those rules is thou shalt not propagate causal influences along space-like paths.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at August 26, 2016 03:03 AM (DW+jj)


That was Einstein's rule, not G-d's

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 03:18 AM (zc3Db)

727 I think the problem is that large numbers of people don't care if something is true or not, or don't fully comprehend that distinction.

There are plenty of people in the Modern West with the mindset of primitive tribal people or nomads.

A more ruthless society would be unpleasant, but might be sustainable. Not looking forward to that.

On the other hand, no one else has been sustainable, and there have been plenty of ruthless societies.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2016 03:21 AM (wB8Tg)

728 >>>Little did we ever dream that the reverse would be true -- the the Internet would very quickly pass the "tipping point" of containing more falsehoods than truths,


Like I always say, you can't believe everything you read on the internet. Except for the honey bees going extinct.

Posted by: Abraham Lincoln at August 26, 2016 03:24 AM (nIGPZ)

729 315 Speaking of liberal douchebags, fair warning to the horde. Apparently, Stephen King stuck his dick in someone and fathered a goofy looking spawn who writes under the name Joe Hill. New book just came out called the Fireman. Not only is it a shit read, boring and too long by half, Joe is a flaming liberal idiot and can't help but interject his awesome political views into every chapter. So, MSNBC is teh win. CNN tells nothing but truth, Fox is the debil, Daily Show gives unfiltered goodness, etc, etc. I didn't know who he was since he writes under Hill, so he got my duckets, but fair warning if you see his shit book for sale. Avoid like you would distance yourself from Bill's pickled pecker.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 25, 2016 11:12 PM (pUDQf)



The fact that the original Joe Hill was a legendary Communist icon didn't give you a clue?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hill

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/paul+robeson/joe+hill_21037101.html

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 03:27 AM (sdi6R)

730 725 Extinct bananas, blondes, and flossing.
Posted by: Merovign


Bingo -- the other classic hoax meme is "Redheads are dying out and within a few more generations there will be no more redheaded humans." And sometimes the same thing is said of blondes, because that's even more clickbaity.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 03:29 AM (jBuUi)

731 i saw something the other day arguing that redheads are caused by Neanderthal DNA in homo sapiens.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 03:32 AM (GHdiF)

732 Now that I'm officially awake fellow insomniacs is it better to at least physically rest if not asleep or just get up and do something?
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2016 03:40 AM (0G2eQ)

733 731 i saw something the other day arguing that redheads are caused by Neanderthal DNA in homo sapiens.
Posted by: redc1c4


That's no longer even under debate. In fact, the redheadedness gene is the unmistakable marker of Neanderthal ancestry.

We now know that homo sapiens, originally back in Africa, looked pretty much like Ethiopians and Eritreans do today. But when one group emigrated northward, they encountered and starting having sex with the Neanderthals they encountered, which is what conferred the (originally exclusive to Neanderthals) genes for red hair, pale skin and various other signature traits which, a couple hundred thousand years later, evolved into what humans culturally deemed as "whiteness", or the "Caucasians."

It's fallacy to say that Neanderthals went extinct. White people are Neanderthals, or at least what they became.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 03:41 AM (jBuUi)

734 705
At this point I don't even get enthused about manned exploration of Mars. It just doesn't seem to have any point. There is never going to a substantial permanent population without terraforming and that is extremely improbable. No magnetic field, meaning any carefully constructed atmosphere wouldn't last long.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 26, 2016 02:31 AM (IdCqF)


10,000 years ago we were hunting animals with spears, and now we're talking about terraforming planets. It's occurred to me that it doesn't matter if an artificially-created atmosphere on Mars doesn't last long. Mars is not a final destination, but only the first step on a journey that leads elsewhere; maybe to many elsewheres.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 03:43 AM (sdi6R)

735 We now know that homo sapiens, originally back in Africa, looked pretty much like Ethiopians and Eritreans do today. But when one group emigrated northward, they encountered and starting having sex with the Neanderthals they encountered, which is what conferred the (originally exclusive to Neanderthals) genes for red hair, pale skin and various other signature traits which, a couple hundred thousand years later, evolved into what humans culturally deemed as "whiteness", or the "Caucasians."

It's fallacy to say that Neanderthals went extinct. White people are Neanderthals, or at least what they became.
Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 03:41 AM (jBuUi)


Weren't Neanderthal and modern "red hair" genes different?

And didn't blond hair and blue eyes evolve much more recently?

Posted by: #DenosovanLivesMatter at August 26, 2016 03:44 AM (vBeA5)

736 Mars is not a final destination, but only the first step on a journey that leads elsewhere; maybe to many elsewheres.
Posted by: rickl


Wait -- so that means Star Trek is true???

Dibs on the sexy green chick!

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 03:45 AM (jBuUi)

737 LOL...

have you seen the pic on Drudge, where Hillary! needs a step stool to get into her SUV?

i guess that's so she doesn't break the leg seal on her diaper...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 03:52 AM (GHdiF)

738 Dibs on the sexy green chick!
Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 03:45 AM (jBuUi)


You didn't watch Star Trek: Enterprise, it would seem...

Posted by: #GreenLivesMatter at August 26, 2016 03:53 AM (vBeA5)

739 Cursed a bit today, I have to park far away from job but took my bike and after dropping off tools biked in. Today I left tools so was going to park and bike in gaining time actually. But on way home got message from boss my freind and co-worker needed to get a ride in. I need help hanging drywall on ceiling so it good but he lives in the opposite direction and instead of gaining some time going to loose a hours.

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2016 03:54 AM (0G2eQ)

740 Weren't Neanderthal and modern "red hair" genes different?

And didn't blond hair and blue eyes evolve much more recently?
Posted by: #DenosovanLivesMatter


To be honest, I don't know much about the blonde hair gene. But yeah, I think it must have evolved much more recently, since neither original humans back in Africa nor Neanderthals had the gene for it.

And since blonde hair doesn't (as far as anybody has been able to figure) confer any survival advantage, it must have spread entirely through "sexual selection," i.e. primitive peoples must have thought that the first genetically mutant blonde chicks were attractive in a freaky sort of way, and so knocked them up, to pass on their defective white-hair genes to their daughters. And so on through the generations.

As for whether Neanderthal red hair genes being different from modern red hair genes -- the debate over that is still ongoing. Most likely it probably originated in Neanderthals, but then continued evolving after the transfer to homo sapiens. But from what I've read, we really don't have enough data yet to know the full story.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 03:56 AM (jBuUi)

741 Good Morning Everyone. Anything earth shattering happen while I was away?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 03:58 AM (d76uN)

742 738 Dibs on the sexy green chick!
Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 03:45 AM (jBuUi)

You didn't watch Star Trek: Enterprise, it would seem...
Posted by: #GreenLivesMatter


Nope. I have only ever seen the original '66-'69 series with Shatner and Nimoy. I have never seen any of the later TV series, nor any of the movies. Not a one -- on purpose. Don't want to spoil it for me.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 03:59 AM (jBuUi)

743 But from what I've read, we really don't have enough data yet to know the full story.
Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 03:56 AM (jBuUi)
***
Annunaki.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 03:59 AM (lutOX)

744 I always heard the farther north on the planet the lighter you get, like loosing your tan in the winter. So all those middle eastern's living in Sweden will in 50 generations will become white.

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2016 04:00 AM (0G2eQ)

745 744 I always heard the farther north on the planet the lighter you get, like loosing your tan in the winter. So all those middle eastern's living in Sweden will in 50 generations will become white.
Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2016 04:00 AM (0G2eQ)


So importing Muslims to Sweden is really a devious plan by the alt-right?

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 04:03 AM (sdi6R)

746 So all those middle eastern's living in Sweden will in 50 generations will become white.
Posted by: Skip


Uhhhh....no. Doesn't work that way.

Yeas, the overall population ratio may get whiter, but that would only be because all the Middle Easterners got sick of the freezing winters and went back home to the desert -- while the Swedes would stay in Sweden.

Individual organisms do not change. That's not how evolution works.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 04:03 AM (jBuUi)

747 Nope. I have only ever seen the original '66-'69 series with Shatner and Nimoy. I have never seen any of the later TV series, nor any of the movies. Not a one -- on purpose. Don't want to spoil it for me.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 03:59 AM (jBuUi)


I recommend watching Deep Space 9. It is better than the original series, with better actors and most of the characters are non-human.

It does get dark at times, but that just makes it better.

Posted by: The Deep Space Hat at August 26, 2016 04:03 AM (vBeA5)

748 Individual organisms do not change. That's not how evolution works.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 04:03 AM (jBuUi)


Wait... what?

Posted by: Trofim Lysenko at August 26, 2016 04:04 AM (vBeA5)

749 Night all.

Here is "Priestess of the Moon" by Mothership:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzuxFx6twr4

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 26, 2016 04:05 AM (vBeA5)

750 "Wait... what?"

I'm a bit confused about that evolution remark myself.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 04:07 AM (d76uN)

751 What I wonder is, when did the trait of angular, protruding eyes of the asians develop? If I could go back in time and kill that one guy who first had that trait before he had any offspring, would asians and American Indians look caucasian?

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 26, 2016 04:09 AM (nIGPZ)

752 I'm not totally up on the story but there is a Caucasian group who lived in eastern asia thousand of years ago or so.

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2016 04:13 AM (0G2eQ)

753 I'm not totally up on the story but there is a Caucasian group who lived in eastern asia thousand of years ago or so.

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2016 04:13 AM (0G2eQ)


The Tocharians, who lived in Central Asia including what is now Western China.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tocharians

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 26, 2016 04:16 AM (vBeA5)

754 Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2016 04:13 AM (0G2eQ)
***
Our ancestors in the ancient world were far more mobile than we moderns seem to think.

People from everywhere were and went everywhere.

Ancient Rome had to levy a sumptuary tax on silk, so common an article of commerce had it become.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 04:17 AM (lutOX)

755 The discovery of a planet around Proxima Centauri really is a Big Effing Deal. Proxima Centauri is no ordinary star; it's literally the closest star to us, after the Sun, of course.

The possibility of planets orbiting other stars has been suspected for centuries, but there was no way to know. According to Wikipedia, the first confirmed detection was in 1992.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exoplanet

Since then, thousands have been found.

Thirty years ago we didn't know of any stars with planets. Now we know that a lot of stars have them. I said above that Proxima Centauri is no ordinary star, but actually it is a red dwarf, which is the most ordinary star there is. They are much more numerous than Sun-sized stars.

With this discovery, it's beginning to look like ALL stars have planets. That's a lot of planets.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 04:19 AM (sdi6R)

756 With this discovery, it's beginning to look like ALL stars have planets. That's a lot of planets.
Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 04:19 AM (sdi6R)
***
My God! It's full of stars!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 04:23 AM (lutOX)

757 As a kid and learning about the universe I always assumed the sun and planets was the the norm, that most stars had planetary systems. Life however is far and few between.

Posted by: Skip at August 26, 2016 04:24 AM (0G2eQ)

758 Joke time:

Holmes and Watson have gone camping, and after they've settled down for the night, and slept a few hours, Holmes wakes Watson.

'Watson, look up and tell me what you see.'

'I see stars beyond counting, Homes.'

'And what do you conclude from that?'

'If there are so many stars, it seems likely that some of them have planets, and, with so many planets, it seems liklely that some of them might have intelligent life on them. perhaps even now, one of those planets has two beings on it looking up at the night sky and wondering the same thing.'

'Ah,' said Holmes, 'I see.'

'What do you conclude, Holmes?'

'Somebody stole our tent.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 04:28 AM (lutOX)

759 756
My God! It's full of stars planets!
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 04:23 AM (lutOX)


FIFY.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 04:31 AM (sdi6R)

760 Holmes and Watson camping? So the rumors are true.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 26, 2016 04:32 AM (nIGPZ)

761 Always thought Katie Holmes and Emma Watson should do a lesbian detective movie, as a goof.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 26, 2016 04:34 AM (nIGPZ)

762 The Alpha Centauri system probably consists of three stars.

Most star systems are multiple stars orbiting around each other.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2016 04:34 AM (qUNWi)

763 It would be very difficult for a planet in a three star system to sustain life.

Posted by: eleven at August 26, 2016 04:36 AM (qUNWi)

764 Individual organisms do not change. That's not how evolution works.

Posted by: zombie at August 26, 2016 04:03 AM (jBuUi)


Actually, that's exactly how evolution works. An individual organism changes and, being successful, mates and reproduces and passes that change on to its individual progeny, which, having the same advantage further reproduce and propagate until that change becomes a standard part of the population.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 04:40 AM (zc3Db)

765 "The Horde is a diverse group. Doctors, attorneys, engineers, homemakers, carpenters the list goes on." Quoth MisHum.

*** Oh, man. You have no idea. The Horde is helping me buy a house and move six hundred miles. It's like having this HUGE extended family. There doesn't seem to be any question the Horde can't answer. Morons are freaking awesome.

Ooops. Where are my manners? 'Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 04:48 AM (MP6Qb)

766 Oh ... I get what zombie is saying - that an individual doesn't change over its life just because an evolutionary pattern is changing. i.e. some middle easterner in Sweden doesn't just start getting whiter by the day from the "evolutionary pressure".

Okay. I misinterpreted it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 04:51 AM (zc3Db)

767 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 04:40 AM (zc3Db)

*** Which answers the question "Which came first...the chicken or the egg?" nicely. Since the chicken is a mutation from something else, clearly the egg came first.

Yes?

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 04:52 AM (MP6Qb)

768 Here's Wiki's entry for Proxima Centauri. It's very interesting. It's not absolutely certain that it is part of the Alpha Centauri system. If so, it's so far away that its orbit takes 500,000 years, so it's far away from the double star at the center of the system.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxima_Centauri

I wanted to quote a couple of paragraphs, but Pixy doesn't like it for some reason. See the part about interstellar travel.

Whatever. Off to bed.

Posted by: rickl at August 26, 2016 05:01 AM (sdi6R)

769 Someone who cares can track down the story of Ethiopian Embassy officials, it may have been the Ambassador and his family, in Finland. This would have been early 1920's to maybe the WW2 era.

From what I remember, this family was in Ethiopia for a couple of generations. I don't want to give out false info but from what I can remember this family having no need for so much melanin began to lose their darker skin tone.

Like I said, someone that cares can track it down if they wish.

Evolution is just an religion masquerading as science. It's a system of beliefs that can not be proven. Get into a debate with an evolutionist and it does not matter what argument you use, what evidence or facts you use, evolution is a fact cuz, shut up!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:01 AM (d76uN)

770 *** Which answers the question "Which came first...the chicken or the egg?" nicely. Since the chicken is a mutation from something else, clearly the egg came first.

Yes?

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 04:52 AM (MP6Qb)


Unless the chicken just got zapped by some cosmic radiation while tooling around one day ... Shit happens

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 05:03 AM (zc3Db)

771 The egg came first? The embryo mutated while still inside the egg?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:09 AM (d76uN)

772 >>>I wanted to quote a couple of paragraphs, but Pixy doesn't like it for some reason. See the part about interstellar travel.


If you get pixy errors pasting, just retype all single quotes, double quotes, and dashes.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 26, 2016 05:09 AM (nIGPZ)

773 Another "Trump is finished" article in the sidebar. Hohumm, not again. Keep plugging away guys, you get one right. Until then, your record is still 0-skillion.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:11 AM (d76uN)

774 The egg came first? The embryo mutated while still inside the egg?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:09 AM (d76uN)


Mutation during the process of reproduction. It can be environmental mutation, random mutation (error) or crossover mutation.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 05:12 AM (zc3Db)

775 What I wonder is, when did the trait of angular, protruding eyes of the asians develop?
---
a distant relative whacking themselves in the forehead, saying "oh no... rice *again*?"


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 05:13 AM (GHdiF)

776 Or mutation in the parent (during its life) that gets passed on (to the egg).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 05:16 AM (zc3Db)

777 Good morning Horde.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at August 26, 2016 05:16 AM (WqEER)

778 :Mutation during the process of reproduction. It can be environmental mutation, random mutation (error) or crossover mutation."

That's some expert knot twisting right there.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:16 AM (d76uN)

779 That's some expert knot twisting right there.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:16 AM (d76uN)


I have the knot gene

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 26, 2016 05:19 AM (zc3Db)

780 Hey everyone! I just found some bones! Not a complete set. Just one set only and no mate to go with it. Haven't found a similar set of bones anywhere else or ever again.

I gotta idea!

Let's call this thing Lucy and plug it into our imaginary evolutionary tree!

Great idea huh!!!??? 111////!!!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:20 AM (d76uN)

781 Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:11 AM (d76uN)

---
yeah, me too... i'm tired as hell of all that bullshit.

half as much effort into supporting him would see a landslide, followed by Skankles being hauled off to prison or the morgue...

BUT NOOOOOOO... not our "principled conservatives" who gave us the dual winning candidates McLame and MIttens.

F them, sideways, with a tankers bar wrapped in 3 coils of rusty concertina wire, sprinkled with white phosphorus.

and a flaming pineapple for desert.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 05:20 AM (GHdiF)

782 Good grief. "Illinois Obamacare premiums to skyrocket...up to 90%."

http://tinyurl.com/j2kahbs

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 05:22 AM (MP6Qb)

783 Let's call this thing Lucy and plug it into our imaginary evolutionary tree!
---
in all honesty, they found her remains with a prehistoric football, so "Lucy" seems appropriate.

that also explains why they haven't found her mate yet...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 26, 2016 05:22 AM (GHdiF)

784
in all honesty, they found her remains with a prehistoric football, so "Lucy" seems appropriate.
-----------------------------
It's called quick lime,Charlie Brown.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at August 26, 2016 05:27 AM (WqEER)

785 "in all honesty, they found her remains with a prehistoric football...."

The first know football fossil?

I LoL'ed.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:28 AM (d76uN)

786 Good Morning Creeper. When do you make your move?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:33 AM (d76uN)

787 Mornin' everyone.

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2016 05:34 AM (Sfs6o)

788 'Morning, Tim.

Leaving to look for property in OK on September 25. I'll drop my sister off in Dallas to visit friends and then head back up to OK. I'd be there now, but have fifteen people coming here for a blog meet-up in two weeks.

Hoping this is still on the market when I get there.

Country Home on 5 Acres http://tinyurl.com/zgzgcbg

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 05:39 AM (MP6Qb)

789 Shouldn't there be a National Yoga Pants Day?

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2016 05:39 AM (Sfs6o)

790 789 Shouldn't there be a National Yoga Pants Day?
Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2016 05:39 AM (Sfs6o)
***
Dunno about where you are, but here in Austin, in the right neighborhoods, every day is yoga pants day.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 05:45 AM (lutOX)

791 (Love them toned young ladies....)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 05:48 AM (lutOX)

792 For those of the Horde what runs outta Valu-Rite, or are looking for something fancy to wash down that hobo-brisket:

bumwine.com

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 05:50 AM (lutOX)

793 Yeah - I'd just like to see it celebrated officially and recognized with a line of Nice Ass, SugarTits greeting cards.

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2016 05:51 AM (Sfs6o)

794 Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2016 05:51 AM (Sfs6o)
***
Hallmark could make a fortune!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 05:53 AM (lutOX)

795 Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 05:39 AM (MP6Qb)

That is one nice House.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:55 AM (d76uN)

796 There's always one story in the morning that drives me screaming from the computer. Here's today's:

French Children Play "Silence Reigns" to Prepare for Terrorism

http://tinyurl.com/gm2cc65

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 05:55 AM (MP6Qb)

797 That is one nice House.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 05:55 AM (d76uN)
Yup, yup. And one nice price. And no way to get there for a month.

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 05:56 AM (MP6Qb)

798 I know! It's a really undeveloped market segment. And there could also be a "please rethink your wardrobe selection and cover that shit up" card for the ladies who cram 12 pounds of ass into five pound pants.

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2016 05:57 AM (Sfs6o)

799 Good Morning Morons. Today is Friday, August 26, 2016. On this day in 1346 the military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armored knights was established at the Battle of Crécy. Modern historians are disputing this however and saying the deciding factor was not the longbow, but it was the mud. The French knights became bogged down in the mud allowing the English to pound them with the bows unhindered. It didn't matter what kind of bow was used.


Also, one year ago concerned Morons were wondering where I was for three weeks. I got called away in a rush to look after my elderly uncle who had fallen and broke his leg and had left the hospital against the wishes of the doctors and staff.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

800 WA State biologists have authorized killing a restored wolf pack who have been feeding on rancher's cattle. Of course the animals first crowd are offended. There was a reason these animals were obliterated back in the 1900s.


http://tinyurl.com/jtp4wjb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

801 US ships finally fire warning shots at the Iranian patrol craft. They should have fired on the craft and sunk it.


http://tinyurl.com/zbco6y3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

802 And speaking of crossbows, yes they are still deadly.


http://tinyurl.com/z2chzau

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

803 Wikileaks' Assange discusses the current campaign.


http://tinyurl.com/glvn9at

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

804 Car bomb attack in Turkey. Turdogen will probably blame the US. So far nobody is taking the blame.


http://tinyurl.com/zt6zpa

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

805 House Republican wants New Mexico to file criminal charges against a New Mexico Medical college for violation of New Mexico's fetal body parts law.


http://tinyurl.com/hn9htsg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

806 Letter written by Bonnie and Clyde is up for auction.


http://tinyurl.com/zm5upcr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

807 Grocery Store chain in the Midwest is banning Girls Scouts and The Salvation Army from their store parking lots.


http://tinyurl.com/zxsl53x

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

808 Co-pilot ratted out by the pilot when he suspected that the co-pilot was drunk. He tested .30 BAC. Yeah, he was FWI and was immediately fired. I suspect his pilot's license will also be revoked.


http://tinyurl.com/h95aqeq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

809
Scankles is actually going full mental on that "vast right wing conspiracy" now.


http://tinyurl.com/z7s4hq7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

810 Public and private polls show Scankles in a dead heat in NV. That means if the election were held today she would lose by at least 5 points. One wonders if Dirty Hairy still has the casino unions in his back pocket.


http://tinyurl.com/zemcesv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

811 Trey Gowdy calls Scankles a liar over her deleted files.


http://tinyurl.com/z4csy2a

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

812 And Judicial Watch says not only did Scankles lie about the Benghazi files but she lied to a federal judge about them. Can you say felony?


http://tinyurl.com/zondgxd

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

813 Armed man tries to assassinate Merkel.


http://tinyurl.com/jpaafk8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

814 Dr who said he was gravely "concerned" about Scankles' health has been dropped from Communist News Network.


http://tinyurl.com/zuweoab

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

815 Scankles' money laundering scam has not been shutdown as she said. Just another lie.


http://tinyurl.com/j3wglc4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

816 Trumpocrats say Scankles' "alt-right" speech has pushed even more Democrats into the Trump camp.


http://tinyurl.com/hzftflo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

817
Why is a government agency investigating a hack in a private e-mail account?


http://tinyurl.com/zn8qwp7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

818 IBD: In a stunning reversal, Donald Trump has virtually erased the hard, bright line he had drawn on immigration during the Republican primaries. In its place is a kinder, gentler immigration policy. Can Trump's campaign survive such a shift in his signature issue?


I don't see this as a "reversal", based on what he actually said it is a "softening" of his belligerent" stance. But it could cost him some votes. I think this is a yuuge mistake. That belligerent stance is what gained him so many supporters. 70% of the country wants action on the illegals and that is bipartisan.


http://tinyurl.com/j2qetuj

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

819 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/h66oy9k



That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

820 Alright. Where's that alt right, racist Klu Klux Klan guy Vic?
I got my lamp ready.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 26, 2016 06:04 AM (ZFUt7)

821 "Grocery Store chain in the Midwest is banning Girls Scouts and The Salvation Army from their store parking lots. "

We don't buy cookies from the GS and we were really sick and tired of having the Bell Ringers say "Thank You, Merry Christmas, and God Bless" every time we put some money in the Kettle.

Bout time somebody put a stop to that.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 06:05 AM (d76uN)

822 There he is...
*lets lamp fly*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 26, 2016 06:05 AM (ZFUt7)

823 All I have to say about the Merkel assassination attempt is Sic Semper Tyranus.

She has blood on her hands that can never be repayed.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 26, 2016 06:05 AM (+lv+r)

824 "Trey Gowdy calls Scankles a liar over her deleted files."

Hey, mouth of the house! Hows about some action? Nah. That would take effort. Keep flappin those gums instead.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 06:07 AM (d76uN)

825 808
Co-pilot ratted out by the pilot when he suspected that the co-pilot was
drunk. He tested .30 BAC. Yeah, he was FWI and was immediately fired. I
suspect his pilot's license will also be revoked.

http://tinyurl.com/h95aqeq



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:01 AM (mpXpK)
Good.
The first mr. creeper was a corporate pilot. He liked his Scotch. But I never saw a drop pass his lips within twelve hours of a flight.

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 06:08 AM (MP6Qb)

826 821 We don't buy cookies from the GS and we were really
sick and tired of having the Bell Ringers say "Thank You, Merry
Christmas, and God Bless" every time we put some money in the Kettle.

Bout time somebody put a stop to that.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 06:05 AM (d76uN)

The only table I stop at here when the Christmas season starts is the one set up by the Shriners. Not only is it a good cause but I also know that 100% of all donations actually goes to their hospitals for burned children. All overhead is absorbed by the members.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:10 AM (mpXpK)

827 That belligerent stance is what gained him so many
supporters. 70% of the country wants action on the illegals and that is
bipartisan.


http://tinyurl.com/j2qetuj



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)
*** Totally agree, Vic. He's throwing the people who got him this far under the bus.

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 06:10 AM (MP6Qb)

828 Hillary! could bring down the entire yoga pants movement.

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2016 06:11 AM (Sfs6o)

829 Thank you Vic.

I was told by a naval aviator that the old rule used to be 12 feet from bottle to throttle. He may have had a drinking problem, since we were at sea at the time.

His stateroom was over 12 feet from the helo hanger.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:11 AM (u82oZ)

830 I see Hillary Clinton is back to her old fear mongering dark divisive ways. Congering up images of KKK members in white sheets and burning crosses in order to scare African-American voters back to the democrats plantation.

The woman has no shame. None.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 26, 2016 06:12 AM (ZFUt7)

831 Good morning everyone! How's things? Nice news feed Vic; well done!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 26, 2016 06:12 AM (qbnYE)

832 Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 05:39 AM (MP6Qb)

No central HVAC?

Posted by: BignJames at August 26, 2016 06:13 AM (x9c8r)

833 Yes, release the Hillary yoga pants photos.

Or more likely an email where she mocks those that believe she would be within 12 feet of any yoga event.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:13 AM (u82oZ)

834 We should start a national movement mailing used tennis balls to the Hillary! campaign for her to use on the feet of her walker.

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2016 06:15 AM (Sfs6o)

835 Mouth of the House[i/]

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 06:07 AM (d76uN)

All hat; no cattle. STFU and STFD assclown, you had your chance.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 26, 2016 06:16 AM (qbnYE)

836 Buisness opportunity in a Hillary Presidency:

Find out which lamp Hilldog likes to throw, invest in that company. And it should be in the GSA catalog for the win.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:16 AM (u82oZ)

837 Good riddance to the girl scout table. There's a term for using little girls to sell product.

And the mothers that give me a dirty look because I don't buy their daughters type two diabetic inducing cookies? F off.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 26, 2016 06:16 AM (ZFUt7)

838 What do the Morons know about beef broth. I wanted to make some beef stew today but my unopened container of beef broth says to use by March 2013. Is it still usable?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:17 AM (mpXpK)

839 832
Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 05:39 AM (MP6Qb)



No central HVAC?

Posted by: BignJames at August 26, 2016 06:13 AM (x9c8r)
*** Sadly, no. Three window units. However, it beats the heck out of the other one I fell in love with which had no electrical service save a generator.

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 06:18 AM (MP6Qb)

840 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:17 AM (mpXpK)

Heh! Seriously? Use by March 2013.....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 26, 2016 06:19 AM (qbnYE)

841 What do the Morons know about beef broth. I wanted to make some beef stew today but my unopened container of beef broth says to use by March 2013. Is it still usable?Posted by: Vic We Have No Party 

Personally, I wouldn't. Maybe one year past sell by date. But three? Asking for a sore stomach.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 26, 2016 06:20 AM (ZFUt7)

842 838 What do the Morons know about beef broth. I wanted to make some beef stew today but my unopened container of beef broth says to use by March 2013. Is it still usable?
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:17 AM (mpXpK)
***
Should be fine......

Can I have your watch and guns and real estate?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 06:20 AM (lutOX)

843 You know, that would be a great topic for a food thread - expiration dates - and do they really mean anything. And the dates on medicine, too. I saw BOTTLED WATER with an expiration date recently.

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2016 06:20 AM (Sfs6o)

844 Vic, if a can is not bulging or dented, you should be OK. If it is the cubes, you should be OK as well. Just look for off-colour spots.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:21 AM (u82oZ)

845 You know....just on the off-chance something might happen to you in the very near future.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 06:21 AM (lutOX)

846 Just look for off-colour spots.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:21 AM (u82oZ)

Before or after?

Posted by: BignJames at August 26, 2016 06:22 AM (x9c8r)

847 By all means, Vic. Use the beef broth. Don't even bother bringing it to a boil.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 26, 2016 06:22 AM (ZFUt7)

848 A flux of neutrons can make sure it's OK. This technology is unavailable in countries with Democrats in bureaucracies.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:23 AM (u82oZ)

849 844 I thought the cubes lasted forever.

Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2016 06:24 AM (Sfs6o)

850 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:17 AM (mpXpK)

Vic, it may be but you won't know until you open it. If it doesn't smell bad or have fur I figure it's good but then I'm a born gambler.

Here's some fairly detailed info on chicken broth. I should thing the two would be comparable.

http://tinyurl.com/o4ph83w

Also found this on another site: "Storage time shown is for best quality only. After that, the broth's texture, color and flavor may change but in most cases it will still be safe to consume if stored properly."

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 06:26 AM (MP6Qb)

851 Broth or even the cubes contain fat. Fats age and oxidize and what have you. No bueno.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 06:26 AM (lutOX)

852 Someone needs o find a video of Hillary twerking, in a pantsuit outfit.

Oh..

G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 26, 2016 06:26 AM (ptqRm)

853 Weasel, yes the high salt content is a protective. I never worry myself. But this is about Vic.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:27 AM (u82oZ)

854 Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:27 AM (u82oZ)

LOL! 'Nother born gambler.

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 06:28 AM (MP6Qb)

855 Sadly, no. Three window units. However, it beats the
heck out of the other one I fell in love with which had no electrical
service save a generator.


Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 06:18 AM (MP6Qb)

Window units are actually more efficient for A/C than a central unit or a heat pump. However, in the SE a heat pump is more efficient for overall heating and cooling.

One other advantage is that a window unit is cheaper to replace when it goes bad in one room than a whole house central air or heat pump.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:29 AM (mpXpK)

856 I want to thank the Governor of Pennsylvania (D) for raising the tax on cigarettes by a dollar a pack on August first. I haven't smoked a cigarette since.

I have my e-cigs and purchase my juice from a different state. Good thinking, champ.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 26, 2016 06:30 AM (ZFUt7)

857 As for the beef both I think I will go to the store today and get another package. And it is not in a can, its in a waxed cardboard box.


I'll wait until tomorrow for the beef stew.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:30 AM (mpXpK)

858 Vic, a suggestion...instead of packaged broth, buy jars of beef and chicken BASE...not broth or bouillon. They must be stored in the refrig once opened but are fine on the shelf till then. It's cheaper in the long run than the pre-made stuff and a lot better.

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 06:30 AM (MP6Qb)

859 Here is a result on food safety after a quick search: http://tinyurl.com/z6p9cmf

The flavor could weaken over the years.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:32 AM (u82oZ)

860 The best by/sell by/use by date on a lot of the items in the store, are more of a "that's all we guarantee" type thing from the manufacturer or seller.
After that it depends on the way it was stored or handled.
Broth, sealed with it's high salt content, should not be a problem. Give it a sniff, if it smells off, toss it.

Posted by: Bruce at August 26, 2016 06:33 AM (8ikIW)

861 Hmm. There are food bacteria test strips out there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:38 AM (u82oZ)

862 I saw BOTTLED WATER with an expiration date recently.
Posted by: Weasel at August 26, 2016 06:20 AM (Sfs6o)


Eventually the *plastic bottle* starts to break down.

Glass bottles could be worth a few hundred years, but the caps would likely not.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 26, 2016 06:39 AM (wB8Tg)

863 Food test strips is a 2005 Patent. I wonder if that the assignee paid his patent maintenance fees? BRB.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

864 The basic Patent has lapsed, but a bigger search is needed for follow-on specific application patents.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:43 AM (u82oZ)

865 @821. Schnucks can do as they wish. I know the Salvation Army is a good cause. When we had some awful tornados hit our area the Salvation Army was the first to come into our rural county (the next day). Between them and local churches they were the first responders. All the main power lines were down and it took time to get the electricity back on. After about a week FEMA and United Way showed up. Don't get me wrong, we were all grateful for any help we could get. But I know who was the first and will always remember.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at August 26, 2016 06:44 AM (8cftc)

866 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 06:03 AM (mpXpK)
*** Totally agree, Vic. He's throwing the people who got him this far under the bus.


Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 06:10 AM (MP6Qb)

I have found that what Trump said in reality rarely matches what people say Trump has said.

When someone says the exact same thing, 3 times in a televised interview, and it gets distorted by people putting their own words in Trump's mouth, you should actually listen to the man himself, to hear what he says.

Do not take an opinion for a fact. Go listen yourself.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at August 26, 2016 06:46 AM (d76uN)

867 865 821 Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis

When my boss was CFC chairman, he found Salvation Army to constantly have a low overhead.. Much better than Red Cross, always.

My experiences with Salvation Army have always been positive.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:47 AM (u82oZ)

868 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.


Work beckons.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 26, 2016 06:49 AM (u82oZ)

869 Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at August 26, 2016 06:44 AM (8cftc)
***
Spoke with my mother up in WV. Those floods in June are still making life hell.

FEMA portables for the schools are held up - something bureaucratic and stupid. Housing for the displaced is still held up and slow in coming - lotta folks still crashing with neighbors, relatives, or camping in tents. RV dealership opened up some of its inventory for the displaced.

As everywhere, it was the churches and the locals who responded first, and stayed after the limelight faded.

Except, of course, there was no limelight in WV - guess it was too far from DC for Barry to make an appearance.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 06:51 AM (lutOX)

870 That is one way to start the day on a positive note, check royalty report to find three purchases of Golden Isis.

Now to go finish getting ready for work. Have a great Friday everyone.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 26, 2016 06:53 AM (Ii1np)

871 Salvation Army types don't annoy me. Good charity.

Boy scouts and girl scouts parking themselves in the lobby or outside of a grocery store is annoying. When I was in boy scouts we went door to door selling stuff, like Christmas wreaths, that people actually wanted. Holy crap, every house wanted one. Nobody said no.

But selling junk food? It just seems so unseemly.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 26, 2016 06:54 AM (ZFUt7)

872 A few of the stores around here had stopped the outside selling of items. I think one of the reasons was, they didn't want groups that were not local or not nationally recognized to come in and basically set up a begging spot. And then get sued if they refused to let them have a spot.

They have relaxed that a bit. GS is there, the local food bank, The SA is there. I do give to the SA in the buckets, but also a check at Christmas. They help out year around and not just in emergencies.
Wife buys the GS cookies from friends, and then we give them to the food bank. Those things have just gotten nasty. I tell her to quit buying them, they only encourage poor quality food.

Posted by: Bruce at August 26, 2016 06:58 AM (8ikIW)

873 No one has mentioned the grainy, eye-burning mash from the barrels where Tabasco ages? Mmm... They sell it in the gift store now, too.

Posted by: 16 Paranoia Filled Days Later at August 26, 2016 06:59 AM (x4zgf)

874 Except, of course, there was no limelight in WV - guess it was too far from DC for Barry to make an appearance.Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants

Yeah, about an hour by helicopter. Plus white privilege area.

I remember the day that storm hit. I pulled up radar to check local, then scrolled across to Ohio, which is were most of my weather comes from and went 'holy shit' when I saw WV. It was a like a tropical storm parked over the area.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 26, 2016 07:00 AM (ZFUt7)

875 "Use by" is not a health warning

Posted by: Tmitsss at August 26, 2016 07:00 AM (wNJkU)

876 More on "use by"
bit.ly/2useby

Posted by: Tmitsss at August 26, 2016 07:04 AM (wNJkU)

877 when in doubt throw it out, it's not worth the chance of food poisoning.

Posted by: spypeach at August 26, 2016 07:07 AM (nyYhO)

878 >>>>
I see Hillary Clinton is back to her old fear mongering dark divisive
ways. Congering up images of KKK members in white sheets and burning
crosses in order to scare African-American voters back to the democrats
plantation.



The woman has no shame. None.
.
.
.
.Calling 40+% of voters in the Country racist white supremacists will backfire on her.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 26, 2016 07:10 AM (iONHu)

879 Unless they've come up with a new merit badge I haven't heard about, what Girl Scouts do in front of stores is not "soliciting." Either way, I'm not buying.

I keep hoping the Salvation Army will bring back their brass bands. Damn that was cool. Of course, back in the day, learning to play a brass instrument was job training. There were lots of musician jobs before the burlesque houses closed.

I got interested in the Salvation Army (can't say "SA" when a Dem is running for President) because James Lansdowne "Pa" Norton, founder of Norton motor cycles, was an enthusiastic supporter, and, by all accounts, an ace dude. That was lo-these-many years back, and I've never been embarrassed by them. Haven't actually joined up (yet, anyway) but yes I have rung a bell or two.

Easy to mock, but when the SHTF they kick serious ass. God's Work.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2016 07:11 AM (tIja6)

880 Daniel Greenfield of Frontpage Magazine has an excellent takedown of Hillary Clinton's divisive tactics:

"Hillary's race war"

Fromtpagemag.org

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2016 07:13 AM (6HqlZ)

881 Those things have just gotten nasty. --Bruce

Just reflecting the innate nastiness of the modern Girl Scouting movement.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 26, 2016 07:15 AM (tIja6)

882 Totally agree, Vic. He's throwing the people who got him this far under the bus.
Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 06:10 AM (MP6Qb)

I don't know if he is throwing them under the bus or not. He's been all over the map on the deportation side of things since day one. He's swung from we'll deport them all, to the good ones get to stay, to they'll have to leave and reapply to come back.

Reality is that we aren't going to deport them all. It's not because we can't. It's because too many people in this country are squishes and will get weepy as the press runs sob story after sob story.

If a Trump presidency results in a secure border and actual interior enforcement, and then a negotiation over the status of those still here, I'll call that a win. There is hope because Trump does react to pressure on issues, unlike the blind lemmings of the GOPe.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at August 26, 2016 07:16 AM (Ee2nz)

883 I don't have a problem with allowing vendors to set up in a parking lot but I hate having to run the gauntlet at the entrance.

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 07:18 AM (MP6Qb)

884 Fromtpagemag.org
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Frontpagemag.org

Front

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 26, 2016 07:19 AM (ZFUt7)

885 One other thing I note on a lot of the articles about Trump and especially those hit pieces from CNN. They say that Ogobscab is deporting illegal criminals and that is no different from what Trump is saying now.


According to the article linked to a few days ago Obama is deporting nobody since he assumed the throne. He tried floating the lie that he had "increased" deportation last year. But it was quickly shown that all he did was change what was called "deportation". He started counting all the illegals that were turned around at the border before they entered. IOW just another obama lie.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 07:21 AM (mpXpK)

886 Except, of course, there was no limelight in WV - guess it was too far from DC for Barry to make an appearance.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 06:51 AM (lutOX)

Their community is dead and they should just move to a massively expensive metro area where they can compete with illegals for low paying jobs.

Posted by: Kevin D. Williamson at August 26, 2016 07:22 AM (Ee2nz)

887 ??? WTF? I just cleaned out e-mail, moving a bunch of stuff to Archives. When I went to look at the Archives file, I found three e-mails at the top, dated December 31, 1969. All were blank...no from or subject.

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 07:22 AM (MP6Qb)

888 G'mornin' Horde !

Salvation Army is the only charity that gets my money, a policy I inherited from Papa Eez .... seems that back when he was strolling down the road on some island in the Pacific, he came to a trailer where someone asked him "want a cup of coffee and a donut, soldier ?". Turns out the coffee was a nickel, and the donut was another nickel, neither of which he had, so he walked on. That was the Red Cross.
Farther on down the road, he comes to another trailer, "want a cup of coffee and a donut, soldier ?".
Free. That was the Salvation Army.
Let's just say that this incident left a deep impression on him.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 26, 2016 07:23 AM (Z8DIA)

889 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Here is a picture of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell (co-stars in 1953s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) leaving their handprints outside Grauman's Chinese Theater:

goo.gl/lJdpum

Apropos of nothing at all, I was thumbing through some books yesterday and here are the ladies' vital statistics:

Russell: 5'7", 38D-24-36

Monroe: 5' 5", 35-22-35

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 26, 2016 07:23 AM (X6fMO)

890 hillary is desperate because Trump is getting 20% of the black vote in Florida in the latest Florida University poll.

Without a huge turnout and at least 95% of blacks voting for her she can't win in Florida. That poll terrified them into trying a grand stand ploy in an effort to turn blacks away from Trump.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 26, 2016 07:23 AM (iONHu)

891 I don't have a problem with allowing vendors to set up in a parking lot but I hate having to run the gauntlet at the entrance.
Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 07:18 AM (MP6Qb)

I'll agree there. I don't like being approached. If I want it, I'll come to you.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at August 26, 2016 07:23 AM (Ee2nz)

892 Their community is dead and they should just move to a massively expensive metro area where they can compete with illegals for low paying jobs.
Posted by: Kevin D. Williamson at August 26, 2016 07:22 AM (Ee2nz)
***
Heh... I remember my mother's comment om Oma Panzersuit's recent visit there.

'Miners don't like being told they're dumb,' she said.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 07:25 AM (lutOX)

893 Morning All

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2016 07:25 AM (Ozsfq)

894 Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 26, 2016 07:23 AM (Z8DIA)

The first mr. creeper flew transports out of Sienna, Italy in WWII. One day he had a lady from the Red Cross on his plane, going out to "share" donuts with the troops. When they arrived, he asked the lady for a donut. She said, "That will be five cents." He said, "You don't recognize me, do you? And how are you intending to get home?

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 07:26 AM (MP6Qb)

895
Calling 40+% of voters in the Country racist white supremacists will backfire on her.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 26, 2016 07:10 AM (iONHu)

---
I doubt it. White libs believe all conservatives are members of Stormfront, and she wants to gin up the non-white vote who might otherwise not be interested in turning out in the numbers seen for Obama.

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 26, 2016 07:27 AM (v3DL/)

896 Good morning from Austin Bergstrom Intl, horde. I'm wearing my Trump t shirt for comfy travel and I got my first compliment at check-in.

Posted by: iforgot -- now on Android! at August 26, 2016 07:30 AM (KSLcH)

897 That poll terrified them into trying a grand stand ploy in an effort to turn blacks away from Trump.

And Trump seemed to know what they were going to pull before they did...Do they have a mole?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 26, 2016 07:30 AM (vP09u)

898 hillary is desperate because Trump is getting 20% of the black vote in Florida in the latest Florida University poll.

Without a huge turnout and at least 95% of blacks voting for her she can't win in Florida. That poll terrified them into trying a grand stand ploy in an effort to turn blacks away from Trump.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 26, 2016 07:23 AM (iONHu)

Trump attracts blacks for a few of reasons. He has the gaudy design tastes that appeal to blacks. Plus, he's a celebrity who, if you look at the winners on the apprentice, hasn't shown any hint of racism. Also he is extremely self-confident and blunt.

If Trump runs a few adds with Hillary praising ole' pointy hat head from the Senate and her getting support from other racist groups, he can kill her in the black community.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at August 26, 2016 07:31 AM (Ee2nz)

899 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 26, 2016 07:31 AM (ZQfW9)

900 The other funny thing I remember, speaking of my mountain home, was my mother filling me in on the doings when the Katrina evacuees - yes, even WV got some - showd up.

Said the ghetto trash were doing anything and everything they could to get the hell outta there, whereas the hanfdul of Cajuns (she called them 'French') in that group were doing fine.

'They settled in pretty quick. Moved down by the Eye-ties and the Arabs (those are our largest Catholic groups). They seem like nice folks, but they drink too much beer (we favor whiskey) and they seem to actually eat turtles and snakes.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 07:32 AM (lutOX)

901 And Trump seemed to know what they were going to pull before they did...Do they have a mole?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 26, 2016 07:30 AM (vP09u)

The press had been hyping the speech and saying what it was going to be about. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what she was going to screech.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at August 26, 2016 07:33 AM (Ee2nz)

902 >>>>Calling 40+% of voters in the Country racist white supremacists will backfire on her.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 26, 2016 07:10 AM (iONHu)
---
I
doubt it. White libs believe all conservatives are members of
Stormfront, and she wants to gin up the non-white vote who might
otherwise not be interested in turning out in the numbers seen for
Obama.
.
.
.How is that going to help her numbers? All of those people are already chomping at the bit to vote early and often for her. She doesn't need to fire up that part of her base.

She is losing blacks in most battleground States and without those votes she will not win there. Romney got 13% of the black vote in Florida and Trump is currently polling at 20% there. That would indicate to me that she is trying to get those votes "back".

But I could be wrong, won't be the first or last time.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 26, 2016 07:33 AM (iONHu)

903 So that was their policy everywhere .... good to know, thanks, creeper.
Did she give him the donut for free then ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 26, 2016 07:33 AM (Z8DIA)

904 Scankles has been shamelessly pandering to the black vote since the campaign started. She really is worried about the black turnout. That is a must have for her in those critical swing States and she really does not have it. The blacks will not turn out for her the way they did for Obama.


And based on those local NV polls it looks like the unions may not be in her pocket either. All these polls you see with Scankles up by double digits are BS. And even Pat Caudell says that.


And always keep in mind that the national polls are totally worthless. The only ones that really matter are those perennial toss-up States which really decides the election,

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 07:33 AM (mpXpK)

905 I mean just what lesson are the boy scouts and girl scouts learning? Park yourself in the lobby of a business bought and paid for by someone else and push containers of junk food across the table.

That's community service? I'd say it's being a mooch.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 26, 2016 07:34 AM (ZFUt7)

906 That poll terrified them into trying a grand stand ploy in an effort to turn blacks away from Trump.

And Trump seemed to know what they were going to pull before they did...Do they have a mole?




Don't need a mole when the playbook is forty years old.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 26, 2016 07:36 AM (Cd8NC)

907 Vic, be very careful with meat related products. If in doubt, toss it out I always say.

I had a opened cardboard type container of chicken broth in the fridge for several months -- I noticed an odor in the fridge and started checking items; yep, it was the broth.

Now on to the news. The CEO of Epipen maker Mylan, Heather Bresch (daughter of WVa Dem Senator Manchin) has an interesting academic history, as related in this Pittsburgh Post- Gazette story from 2008:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jsdclmo

It's really easy to get an MBA when your daddy is a bigwig.

Oh, and did I mention that Mylan is a big donor to the Clinton Foundation?

Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 26, 2016 07:37 AM (gyKtp)

908 Anyone seen an explanation why Shrillery was 2 hours late for her own rally?

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at August 26, 2016 07:37 AM (22uju)

909 Did she give him the donut for free then ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 26, 2016 07:33 AM (Z8DIA)
*** He got two. And she got to go back to Sienna.

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 07:38 AM (MP6Qb)

910 Scankles has been shamelessly pandering to the black vote since the campaign started. She really is worried about the black turnout. That is a must have for her in those critical swing States and she really does not have it. The blacks will not turn out for her the way they did for Obama.... Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 07:33 AM (mpXpK)


That's why he will be campaigning for her in October

Posted by: spypeach at August 26, 2016 07:38 AM (nyYhO)

911 908 Anyone seen an explanation why Shrillery was 2 hours late for her own rally?




She learned from the best? (Obola)

Posted by: rickb223 at August 26, 2016 07:39 AM (Cd8NC)

912 Morning, all.

The worry I have, Vic, is that the Dems will make up the portion of the black vote they lose with neverTrumpers voting Dem. I hope they will be offset by blue collar people who normally do not vote, but are big fans of Trump.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 26, 2016 07:40 AM (P8951)

913 The United Nations and the European Union have actively helped the Palestinian Authority build its global advocacy campaign against the Jewish state; including its filing of war crimes complaints about Israel before the International Criminal Court.

Over the last year the UN and the EU were participants in the creation of a $2.1 million empowerment plan for Palestinian women.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 26, 2016 07:40 AM (Ozsfq)

914 That's why he will be campaigning for her in October
Posted by: spypeach at August 26, 2016 07:38 AM (nyYhO)

Not the same. I don't think Obama even has the same pull with blacks as before. He's done nothing for them except be the historic first.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at August 26, 2016 07:41 AM (Ee2nz)

915 RE: Manchin's daughter and the usual....

Corruption is a way of life in WV, sad to say. We sorta kinda got used to it, even come to expect it, and resent it when the guys we pay off don't kick back.

My stepfather -to take a humble example - negotiated to become our town's Commissioner of Parks. We'd known the mayor since forever - and he was our mayor for nearly fifty years - so he got a good price on the deal, with a reasonable kick-back.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 07:41 AM (lutOX)

916 910 That's why he will be campaigning for her in October

Posted by: spypeach at August 26, 2016 07:38 AM (nyYhO)

From what I have seen in the past his "campaigning" for others has been ineffectual. Black voters are racists. They will vote black in numbers. While they actually are tied to the Democrats they do not turn out for white Democrats the way they do blacks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 07:41 AM (mpXpK)

917 Dump!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 26, 2016 07:42 AM (YLidQ)

918 908 Anyone seen an explanation why Shrillery was 2 hours late for her own rally?

*** You're kidding? One lousy appearance scheduled and she couldn't even make that on time. Two hours isn't "a little late". It's "major screw-up".

Posted by: creeper at August 26, 2016 07:42 AM (MP6Qb)

919 Excellent !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 26, 2016 07:43 AM (Z8DIA)

920 dump

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 07:43 AM (mpXpK)

921 From what I have seen in the past his "campaigning" for others has been ineffectual. Black voters are racists. They will vote black in numbers. While they actually are tied to the Democrats they do not turn out for white Democrats the way they do blacks.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 07:41 AM (mpXpK)

I hope you are right.

Posted by: spypeach at August 26, 2016 07:44 AM (nyYhO)

922 Moved down by the Eye-ties and the Arabs (those are our largest Catholic groups). They seem like nice folks, but they drink too much beer (we favor whiskey) and they seem to actually eat turtles and snakes.'
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at August 26, 2016 07:32 AM (lutOX)

It's that frog ancestry. Their distant - now very distant relatives in France are eating snails and horses.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. whitely brandishing ampersands at August 26, 2016 07:45 AM (P8951)

923 Bill Burr makes very good points and can be funny. I wish he could have made them without the word "f'ing" said about 100 times during the clip.

She "Sounds like somebody: trying to play a trumpet." LOL or as someone on the clip said, "She's shouting. There's nothing relaxed about her delivery"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 26, 2016 07:50 AM (6HqlZ)

924 hillary is desperate because Trump is getting 20% of the black vote in Florida in the latest Florida University poll.

Without a huge turnout and at least 95% of blacks voting for her she can't win in Florida. That poll terrified them into trying a grand stand ploy in an effort to turn blacks away from Trump.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 26, 2016 07:23 AM (iONHu)


This is the reason for her alt right speech. Trumps efforts to attract minority voters is working, and it's got her campaign worried. Hence the short notice, badly written, and poorly delivered vowel movement from Cankles.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 26, 2016 07:51 AM (shSbv)

925 >>>>Anyone seen an explanation why Shrillery was 2 hours late for her own rally?
.
.
.
.They forgot to bring the step stool so she couldn't get into the limo.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 26, 2016 07:57 AM (iONHu)

926 >>>>
Scankles has been shamelessly pandering to the black vote since the
campaign started. She really is worried about the black turnout. That is
a must have for her in those critical swing States and she really does
not have it. The blacks will not turn out for her the way they did for
Obama.... Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 26, 2016 07:33 AM
(mpXpK)





That's why he will be campaigning for her in October
.
.
.
.He doesn't care. If he was going to campaign hard for her he would be doing it by now, but he isn't. After all there is nothing in it for him any longer, and I suspect he doesn't want the clinton stink to be stuck to him if he can help it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 26, 2016 07:59 AM (iONHu)

927 " if you don't vote for me, you're a racist. "

Guilt-ridden white liberals have believed that for decades. I think that's the main of the Democrat "appeal." It remains to be seen how many will fall for it this year.

And does anyone know why Trump is doing almost no TV advertising?

Posted by: iforgot -- now on Android! at August 26, 2016 08:04 AM (KSLcH)

928 False and doubtful positions, relied upon as unquestionable maxims, keep those who build on them in the dark from truth. Such are usually the prejudices imbibed from education, party, reverence, fashion interest, et cetera. ---John Locke

Posted by: Locke Common at August 26, 2016 08:50 AM (CZCmp)

929 Hillary decries conspiracy theories as she pushes her own up date of the VWRC.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 26, 2016 08:51 AM (vP09u)

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