Overnight Open Thread (9 Sep 2016)

Gender studies prof rips down 9/11 memorial posters.

After ripping down the posters, video footage of the incident reveals that the professor came over to tell the students that they were not allowed to put up posters on that part of campus, because it was not a free speech zone.

Free speech zone? WTF?

NFL

So NFL, what cha' gonna do? The NFL banned the Cowboys from honoring police. Will it do the same to Seahawks anthem boycotters?

While we wait for the NFL to do something (or more likely not), the Broncos' Brandon Marshall loses endorsement deal after kneeling for national anthem. Good.

SMOD 2016

You big tease SMOD. Meteor explodes in fiery blaze over Cyprus.

Moonlight Sonata

Oh Oh

AI is racist now. A beauty contest was judged by AI and the robots didn't like dark skin.

SJW's To Blame

I have no desire to see the movie but I can relate to this article saying the unstoppable tides of virtue-signalling social justice-centric commentary surrounding the Ghostbusters reboot killed it at the box office.

Ozzy Man August Recap

Check your volume. Ozzy Man does like to use the more colorful words in the english language.

Desperation

70-year old says he held up bank to get away from his wife.

War on Cops

Well what did you expect when the cops are being attacked? Murder rates rose in 25% of largest U.S. cities.

Grease Conspiracy Theory

So the movie Grease may have been just a dream.

Dog Video

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1 Socialist on the Run

Literally.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12441

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 09, 2016 10:04 PM (vBeA5)

2 Drudge now.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2016 10:05 PM (QX0Xt)

3 Willowed from the last thread: comic artist Ethan van Sciver posted this pic of a Trump rally on his fb page - yuuuuuuuge is an understatement.
http://tinyurl.com/ztsmygp

Posted by: josephistan at September 09, 2016 10:09 PM (7qAYi)

4 Hey, I have a picture of a free speech zone:

http://geology.com/world/the-united-states-of-america-map.gif

Oh, sorry, that's old fashioned thinking I suppose...

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at September 09, 2016 10:09 PM (kumBu)

5 Do none of you understand the protocol of summoning the others? Sheesh....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 09, 2016 10:10 PM (YLidQ)

6 I saw that purple haired college professor pig this afternoon. Sorry, but woman or not, I would definitely have to knock her on her ass.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 09, 2016 10:10 PM (qJhUV)

7 3
Willowed from the last thread: comic artist Ethan van Sciver posted this
pic of a Trump rally on his fb page - yuuuuuuuge is an understatement.

http://tinyurl.com/ztsmygp

That's actually a picture of a gathering of Clinton Foundation donors... it's mostly Chinamen and Saudis.

Posted by: Naes at September 09, 2016 10:11 PM (Ypc8j)

8 Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at September 09, 2016 10:09 PM (kumBu)

Heh.

Posted by: CDR M at September 09, 2016 10:11 PM (Pf2mI)

9 6 I saw that purple haired college professor pig this afternoon. Sorry, but woman or not, I would definitely have to knock her on her ass.
Posted by: tu3031 at September 09, 2016 10:10 PM (qJhUV)

If she believes in such a selective enforcement of free speech, I say apply the same restrictions to dying hair any color found in a Crayola 8 pack.

Posted by: josephistan at September 09, 2016 10:12 PM (7qAYi)

10 Woot woot ONT

Thanks Commander

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 09, 2016 10:13 PM (voOPb)

11 "That's actually a picture of a gathering of Clinton Foundation donors... it's mostly Chinamen and Saudis.

Posted by: Naes at September 09, 2016 10:11 PM (Ypc8j) "

I'll take, uh, gimme uh, Famous Chinamen for $200.

Who is Pat Morita?

Posted by: Burt Reynolds at September 09, 2016 10:14 PM (kumBu)

12 If I say I believe in global warming, will they do something about this freaking heat & humidity in September?

Posted by: josephistan at September 09, 2016 10:15 PM (7qAYi)

13 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2016 10:16 PM (EzgxV)

14 Almost top 10. Almost.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2016 10:16 PM (Sfs6o)

15 How did I not know about Ozzy Man before now?!

Posted by: no good deed at September 09, 2016 10:17 PM (9nt94)

16 What is it with ugly SJWs and the Crayola hair colors?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2016 10:17 PM (QX0Xt)

17 Poop factory

My 3 dogs create shovel ready jobs

Dogs have done more for the economy than the JEF

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 09, 2016 10:18 PM (voOPb)

18 >>>Tonight's ONT brought to you by sleeping women as window displays:<<<




Ah, good ol' days before webcams.

Posted by: pervy grandpa at September 09, 2016 10:18 PM (H9MG5)

19 Nice Overnight Open Thread, CDR M


woot OOT!!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 10:19 PM (mvenn)

20 Pat Morita who? I baptized Fonzie.

Posted by: Al Molinaro at September 09, 2016 10:19 PM (gwG9s)

21 Moonlight Sonata on Electric Guitar?

Ry Cooders movie Crossroads... FTW.

Posted by: Don Q. at September 09, 2016 10:19 PM (qf6WZ)

22 What is it with ugly SJWs and the Crayola hair colors?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2016 10:17 PM (QX0Xt)
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There was an obese young woman with blue hair at the Fish Fry tonight. I sat there wondering, what in the world was she thinking?

Posted by: grammie winger lives in two houses at September 09, 2016 10:20 PM (bpfzP)

23 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!!
Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2016 10:16 PM

You've been mostly absent lately. Traveling?

Posted by: Farmer at September 09, 2016 10:20 PM (o/90i)

24 I'll sleep in a window if you give me money for it.

Posted by: grammie winger lives in two houses at September 09, 2016 10:21 PM (bpfzP)

25
22 What is it with ugly SJWs and the Crayola hair colors?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2016 10:17 PM (QX0Xt)
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There was an obese young woman with blue hair at the Fish Fry tonight. I sat there wondering, what in the world was she thinking?


Posted by: grammie winger lives in two houses at September 09, 2016 10:20 PM (bpfzP)


She was trying to self identify as a ... Smurf?

Posted by: Don Q. at September 09, 2016 10:21 PM (qf6WZ)

26 Man, the ONT is nothing like it once was. No disrespect to you, CDR-M. Thank you for the fine thread.

I'm talking about the fun people that used to hang and talk here. Really sad to see the exodus.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 09, 2016 10:21 PM (YLidQ)

27 That "racist AI" article was funny. They're blaming "hidden biases" in the programmers, those who wrote the "beauty algorithm". Well, duh, beauty is a subjective thing. There's a component that is hard wired in the species, and then individual and cultural variations of top it.

But there is no objective standard. To a male baboon, I'm sure a female baboon's ass looks hot. Not to a human (well, most humans....)

The very idea of objective beauty of humans is ridiculous. There is no such thing.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:22 PM (DW+jj)

28 Okay, that drudge pic is funny. She has the thick glasses on again.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 10:22 PM (Fmhpe)

29 Since I got willowed too:

I had a first at a restaurant today.

It's in one of those little towns on the road to somewhere else. Turns out they only take cash and personal checks, but don't have a sign anywhere indicating that.

Wasn't sure I had enough cash and was briefly pondering my situation, whereupon the waitress said "just mail us a check then."

I might have enough cas.....wait, what?

Sure enough, the waitress whips out an envelope with their address on it and gives it to me. Apparently it happens enough so they just keep a stack of envelopes at the cash register.

I ended up having enough cash including tip, but I could have walked out of there not paying a dime, and just got around to paying later. That was different.

Posted by: Country Boy at September 09, 2016 10:22 PM (Idu2i)

30 If restaurants can have dress codes, can they have hair dye codes as well?

Posted by: josephistan at September 09, 2016 10:23 PM (7qAYi)

31 I think it's possible that Gary Johnson is less brain-damaged than Hillary.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:23 PM (DW+jj)

32 I'm talking about the fun people that used to hang and talk here. Really sad to see the exodus.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 09, 2016 10:21 PM (YLidQ)
==============================================

Some of them now reside in the Home for Wayward Alcoholics. They don't have WiFi there.

Posted by: grammie winger lives in two houses at September 09, 2016 10:23 PM (bpfzP)

33 I was confronted with the new Army yesterday at lunch. Three captains in uniform walked in behind me, a young hispanic gal, a half asian guy, and Sikh in a turban with a full beard. Now, I have no problem with the religious/ethnic make-up of this group, but the fact that I heard every single thing the woman was saying from the entire other side of the room was off-putting. The subject matter was inappropriate for the uniform too. No one needed to know about her on-going custody dispute with her mother over the child she had while she was a high school teenager or hear all about her West Point graduation ring. Decorum? Yeah, not so much.

Posted by: no good deed at September 09, 2016 10:24 PM (9nt94)

34 I ended up having enough cash including tip, but I could have walked out of there not paying a dime, and just got around to paying later. That was different.

Posted by: Country Boy at September 09, 2016 10:22 PM (Idu2i)


And thus neither one of you paid an extra 2 or 3% to a Bank, so you could have your meal...

The Credit Card Vig.... which is a true profit center for the banking industry.

Posted by: Don Q. at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (qf6WZ)

35 Get oot, Muldoon!

(You speak Canadian, don't you?)

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (LdMbv)

36 22 What is it with ugly SJWs and the Crayola hair colors?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2016 10:17 PM (QX0Xt)
==============================================

There was an obese young woman with blue hair at the Fish Fry tonight. I sat there wondering, what in the world was she thinking?
Posted by: grammie winger lives in two houses at September 09, 2016 10:20 PM (bpfzP)

I had broiled fish tonight, not fried.

We had normal people around us

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (voOPb)

37 Howdy all. Trump's gonna be here in Asheville this Monday.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (w+Jhj)

38 16
What is it with ugly SJWs and the Crayola hair colors?

And
personality disorders like BPD. And eating disorders. And
self-mutilation. Some of these folks are profoundly disturbed. The fact
that a lot of them jump from one SJW cause to another to another always with the zeal of a
convert says something about a lack of stable identity.

Posted by: Naes at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (Ypc8j)

39
Some of them now reside in the Home for Wayward Alcoholics. They don't have WiFi there.

Heh. With ace's time machine, we could be in both places at the same time.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (Fmhpe)

40 Grease was a dream. Duh.

Posted by: Cameron Frye at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (WT46P)

41 Poop factory. Very funny.
I have another nickname for my Stinkbutt (who ran into the street today & came within inches of being run over).

Evening, y'all.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2016 10:26 PM (x81dz)

42 Free speech zone? WTF?


Typically totalitarian - that which is not explicitly allowed is prohibited.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2016 10:26 PM (P/kVC)

43
Some hair colors just make me lurf
And others provoke me to burf
But the freakiest creatures
Are those whose best feature
Is hair that resembles a Smurf!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 10:26 PM (mvenn)

44 She was trying to self identify as a ... Smurf?

Posted by: Don Q
****

A smurf "spritzed" her hair IYKWIMAITTYD.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 10:26 PM (hVdx9)

45 Matt drudge must pay good money to get the most hideous photos of Hillary out there; of course given the subject matter, there is plenty to choose from..lol. I bet she will come back from her five days off looking about 20 years old.

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2016 10:27 PM (KTFfX)

46 #DicksOutForKatyPerry

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 09, 2016 10:27 PM (VdICR)

47 Soon....

Posted by: Melancholia at September 09, 2016 10:27 PM (WT46P)

48 I like the theory re: SJWs with Crayola colored hair: just as poisonous reptiles and other flora and fauna are often brightly colored, The same is true of poisonous humans. Take it as a warning to stay far away.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at September 09, 2016 10:27 PM (P8951)

49 Some of them now reside in the Home for Wayward Alcoholics. They don't have WiFi there.
Posted by: grammie winger lives in two houses at September 09, 2016 10:23 PM (bpfzP)

****

I think I'm gonna need a street address then.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 09, 2016 10:27 PM (YLidQ)

50 The looney purple haired professor ripping down the posters was actually in the right. (shocked I'm saying this).

I wouldn't want my campus littered with posters. Can you imagine the progs and leftist scum and the garbage they would paper the walls with if it was allowed. Best policy is to get an administration waiver for each posting, but as a default, no posting allowed seems reasonable.

Posted by: aquaviva at September 09, 2016 10:27 PM (2Ytdj)

51 Maybe they will fire the professor and she can come up here to Gonzaga.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 09, 2016 10:28 PM (0tfLf)

52 (You speak Canadian, don't you?)

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (LdMbv)


*****


Eh?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 10:28 PM (mvenn)

53 Hey y'all.

Posted by: Bomber at September 09, 2016 10:28 PM (OwNJe)

54 "That "racist AI" article was funny. They're blaming
"hidden biases" in the programmers, those who wrote the "beauty
algorithm". Well, duh, beauty is a subjective thing. There's a component
that is hard wired in the species, and then individual and cultural
variations of top it.

But there is no objective standard. To a
male baboon, I'm sure a female baboon's ass looks hot. Not to a human
(well, most humans....)

The very idea of objective beauty of humans is ridiculous. There is no such thing.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)"


And from the examples they showed, I think the machine got it right.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 09, 2016 10:28 PM (w+Jhj)

55 Moonlit Sonata video pretty insane.

I feel a certain sense of jealousy at people who are just bursting with talent like that. I am happy for them, but still jealous.

(also cute!)

Posted by: Max Power at September 09, 2016 10:29 PM (QCc6B)

56 Ozzy Man's favorite weather babe.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/za8nof9

Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2016 10:29 PM (9/8em)

57 I had broiled fish tonight, not fried.



We had normal people around us

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (voOPb)
===============================================

There was one woman there tonight, probably thirty-ish. She had to have weighed about 400 lbs. I felt so bad for her - she had an attractive face and seemed otherwise normal. But she could barely walk and had to be helped into a chair. I was afraid it was going to break. The last place she needed to be was an all-you-can-eat fish fry. Easy for me to say, I know - but gee whiz lady - you're going to kill yourself.

Posted by: grammie winger lives in two houses at September 09, 2016 10:29 PM (bpfzP)

58 Erev tov, lekholam!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 09, 2016 10:29 PM (kP16F)

59 Country Boy - I had a similar experience in a plumbing & heating store in a small town a few weeks ago .... only the secretary was there, we found the parts I needed but she didn't know what to charge me, so she just took my name & address and said "we'll bill you".

America, what a great country once you get far enough away from the big cities !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at September 09, 2016 10:29 PM (Z8DIA)

60 Gender Studies teacher acts like a cold soulless totalitarian

Water is wet.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 09, 2016 10:29 PM (WT46P)

61 29: I have had a similar experience on a golf course in very rural Pennsylvania. I once called for a tee time real early in the morning the next day. The lady I talked to said that if I show up and nobody is there, just go ahead and take a cart and pay when I was done.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 09, 2016 10:29 PM (20X6f)

62 Beauty is in the AI of the beholder...

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 10:30 PM (mvenn)

63 Beaudy.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 10:30 PM (LdMbv)

64 Yes, SWJs are mental cases. The amazing thing to me is that people who should know better cave to the demands of these mentals. The society is rewarding mental illness.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at September 09, 2016 10:30 PM (P8951)

65 Let's run Hope Solo's selfies through that AI routine and see what it says about that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:31 PM (DW+jj)

66 Really sad to see the exodus.
Sure. Blame the Joooooos!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 10:31 PM (LdMbv)

67 society is rewarding mental illness.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. (Brandishing ampersands) at September 09, 2016 10:30 PM (P8951)

That about sums it up. This won't end well.

Posted by: CDR M at September 09, 2016 10:32 PM (Pf2mI)

68 Posted by: ManWithNoParty @ 26
-------------------------
Hey, I'm here! I know that I'm one of those fum people you like!

Seriously tho,
Think maybe it's just a summer thing? People are out living real life. School just started. Pools are still warm...

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2016 10:32 PM (x81dz)

69 >>>65 Let's run Hope Solo's selfies through that AI routine and see what it says about that.

:::SKYNET goes online, begins termination:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 09, 2016 10:32 PM (+b2T3)

70 Brown AI.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:32 PM (DW+jj)

71 Hey what about my hit?
Posted by: Bob Marley

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 09, 2016 10:32 PM (voOPb)

72 Really sad to see the exodus.
Sure. Blame the Joooooos!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 10:31 PM (LdMbv)

*****

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 09, 2016 10:32 PM (YLidQ)

73 The very idea of objective beauty of humans is ridiculous. There is no such thing.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:22 PM (DW+jj)


Why would you say that? There are some very easily quantifiable aspects about "beauty". There are some very obvious cross-cultural patterns of beauty (the great bulk of cultures - of course there's always going to be one or two that worship dogs). Many of the artists of the past have talked about the proportions of beauty.

It's a big mistake to just throw away any concept of quantifiable characteristics of beauty (as measured by normal people).

And this AI program was really not much different than pretty much every culture on Earth.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2016 10:32 PM (zc3Db)

74 I like the theory re: SJWs with Crayola colored hair: just as poisonous reptiles and other flora and fauna are often brightly colored, The same is true of poisonous humans. Take it as a warning to stay far away.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V.
****

That has been my theory for some time as well. It also meant to attract others of their species.
As a child I remember seeing a beautiful all white moth resting on a door. When I touched it, it opened it's wings and revealed a fluorescent orange body as those wings vibrated as a warning not to eat it.

No joke, but I have worked with various tattooed men and women that while physically attractive, were complete mental basket cases and it showed if you knew what to look for.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 10:33 PM (hVdx9)

75 53 Hey y'all.
Posted by: Bomber at September 09, 2016 10:28 PM (OwNJe)
---
Hey yerself.

Posted by: Gingy, your immigrant friend at September 09, 2016 10:33 PM (N8hFs)

76 17 Poop factory

once tried to convince minichronda that a cat was a labor-saving device for turning cat food into cat poo. "imagine if you had to do it by hand," i said.

he didn't go for it.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 09, 2016 10:33 PM (hwHa4)

77 65 Let's run Hope Solo's selfies through that AI routine and see what it says about that.

I'm pretty sure that's what pissed off Skynet.

Posted by: bananaDream at September 09, 2016 10:33 PM (Ag8Mw)

78 G'night, Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at September 09, 2016 10:34 PM (Z8DIA)

79
>>>Erev tov, lekholam!


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 09, 2016 10:29 PM (kP16F)<<<

**closes visor**
**powers down**

Posted by: Gort at September 09, 2016 10:34 PM (H9MG5)

80 70-year old says he held up bank to get away from his wife

FYI: Bill Clinton is 70 years old. (As are both Trump and W.)

Posted by: zmdavid at September 09, 2016 10:34 PM (xqRaG)

81 Hey, I'm here! I know that I'm one of those fum people you like!

Seriously tho,
Think maybe it's just a summer thing? People are out living real life. School just started. Pools are still warm...
Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2016 10:32 PM (x81dz)

****

It has been a while, I'm thinking there is more to this than that. Used to be this would be over 200 comments now, and gaining speed.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 09, 2016 10:34 PM (YLidQ)

82 Greetings! Top 100. Whiskey and coca cola!

Posted by: zeera at September 09, 2016 10:36 PM (giJZj)

83 There was an obese young woman with blue hair at the Fish Fry tonight. I sat there wondering, what in the world was she thinking?
Posted by: grammie winger
--------

One of my business partner's sons came home with blue hair.

His mother told him, "You can dye your hair blue if you want to, but don't expect anyone to take you seriously after that."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2016 10:36 PM (w35Hj)

84 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 09, 2016 10:34 PM (YLidQ)

It has been pretty quiet on the weekends. Pretty standard around this time of year. It'll pick up again. Or I'll have to find new ways to entertain the horde.

Posted by: CDR M at September 09, 2016 10:36 PM (Pf2mI)

85 I AM FUN.

Posted by: Gingy at September 09, 2016 10:36 PM (N8hFs)

86 Do you believe the theory that Sandy was dead the whole movie? I believe Hillary Clinton is a pathological liar and should be prosecuted for numerous crimes against America. As for the person filming scaredy cats, I would love to have walked up behind her as she is filming and said "boo," I bet her reaction would be more intense than the cats.

Posted by: Locke Common at September 09, 2016 10:36 PM (CZCmp)

87 That "Poop Factory" outfit would perfectly frame Obama's cock-shaped mouth.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 09, 2016 10:36 PM (v5iqM)

88 62 Beauty is in the AI of the beholder...
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
----------------
Irish Ei will be along shortly, I hope .
Either to be offended by your puns or to give you the stink-ei.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2016 10:36 PM (x81dz)

89 58 Erev tov, lekholam!

same to you, bub

Posted by: Legolamb at September 09, 2016 10:37 PM (hwHa4)

90 That 9/11 poster the students had was a little rough--but that's GOOD! How else are these young students gonna know the truth?

We have enemies! 9/11 is not a day of fucking service, like Obama says. 9/11 is a day to be strong and to pray to win this fuckin war.

Posted by: PJ at September 09, 2016 10:37 PM (cHuNI)

91 Bomber

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2016 10:37 PM (w35Hj)

92 I think these idiots do the stupid hair colors to be not just ugly, but aggressively so. You can throw in ugly glasses and haircuts and clothes, too. And fat flappy arm flab, too.

It's an in-your-face, and an excuse for the response they get from people.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2016 10:38 PM (QX0Xt)

93 And thus neither one of you paid an extra 2 or 3% to a Bank, so you could have your meal...



The Credit Card Vig.... which is a true profit center for the banking industry.
Posted by: Don Q. at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (qf6WZ)


I tip in cash, always.

Often, around here, the restaurant can take the merchant fee out of the tip, as it is considered other than wages under Oregon laws.
Also, I figure a server would like to hit the mini-mart on the way home and get some smokes and milk instead of waiting until the 20th.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2016 10:38 PM (e9hKK)

94 It has been pretty quiet on the weekends. Pretty standard around this time of year. It'll pick up again. Or I'll have to find new ways to entertain the horde.
Posted by: CDR M at September 09, 2016 10:36 PM (Pf2mI)

****

*Perks up!*

Whatcha got, Sailor?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 09, 2016 10:38 PM (YLidQ)

95 The Trumpster: The U.S. will become Venezuela if Hilldog wins.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at September 09, 2016 10:38 PM (Nwg0u)

96 Bomer in the house!
Hope this isn't just a fly-by...

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2016 10:38 PM (x81dz)

97 Matt drudge must pay good money to get the most
hideous photos of Hillary out there; of course given the subject matter,
there is plenty to choose from..lol. I bet she will come back from her
five days off looking about 20 years old.

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2016 10:27 PM (KTFfX)

Getty Images is a clearing house for these things. Free to browse.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 09, 2016 10:39 PM (P/kVC)

98 I don't know if this explains it, but I'm pretty burned out by anything remotely political, and am reading more than I am surfing. This is still the greatest site 24/7 I've run across, but something is missing, and I just can't stay on it like I once did.

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 09, 2016 10:39 PM (wCEn4)

99
I think these idiots do the stupid hair colors to be not just ugly, but
aggressively so. You can throw in ugly glasses and haircuts and
clothes, too. And fat flappy arm flab, too.



It's an in-your-face, and an excuse for the response they get from people.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2016 10:38 PM (QX0Xt)



I think they are trying to show that they don't have to rely on ephemeral things like hair and clothing and accessories to define themselves.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2016 10:39 PM (e9hKK)

100 The fascists have taken over academia. And "free speech zones"? Da fuq?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 10:39 PM (0mRoj)

101 Blue hair may seem pretty edgy at first glance, until you go down to the Sunny Acres Retirement Village and check out the old ladies. OG Blue Hairs!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 10:39 PM (mvenn)

102 I had broiled fish tonight, not fried.
We had normal people around us
Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM

That happens once in a while in rural WI or IL.

Thanks for your work on the ONTs.

Posted by: Farmer at September 09, 2016 10:40 PM (o/90i)

103 65 Let's run Hope Solo's selfies through that AI routine and see what it says about that.

I'm pretty sure that's what pissed off Skynet.

Posted by: bananaDream
****

Oh WTF!!!!???
You b*stards are so dead!

Posted by: SkyNet at September 09, 2016 10:40 PM (hVdx9)

104 Or I'll have to find new ways to entertain the horde.
Posted by: CDR M
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Bah! Your threads are always first class.

All of them are really.

*salutes the cobs*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2016 10:40 PM (w35Hj)

105 73: Why would you say that? There are some very easily quantifiable aspects about "beauty".

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Yes, there are evolutionary hard wired standards of beauty. For humans. Thus it isn't invariant. It is hard wired for the human species, and no other. And then there are individual and cultural shadings on top it.

You and were going about probability vs determinism the other day. The best you're going to do for "beauty" is some very statistical type of thing. 90% of humans will find this woman beautiful. And I don't know if you can get that high. You might say 90% of Japanese men currently find this woman to be beautiful.

Beauty is not some invariant, in the sense of laws of physics.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:40 PM (DW+jj)

106 There once was a chick with blue hair
Who no one could possibly think fair
Though she gave pretty a try
Her hair was so badly dyed
And you couldn't tell her ass from that of a bear

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 10:41 PM (LdMbv)

107 but something is missing, and I just can't stay on it like I once did.

Posted by: Hrothgar


****

I'm much the same way. I run hot and cold here. Something has changed.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 10:41 PM (mvenn)

108 If you are going to go in on a striking hair color, pick one. Poor gal I see around on a regular basis used three colors. I swear her hair looked like one of those rainbow wigs on clowns. You couldn't look away. It was both mesmerizing and hideous.

Posted by: no good deed at September 09, 2016 10:41 PM (9nt94)

109 --
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The society is rewarding mental illness.

Posted by: DonnaV. (Brandishing ampersands) at September 09, 2016 10:30 PM

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As my definitely-not-PC friend says: The tards are running the tard-barn.




Posted by: irright at September 09, 2016 10:41 PM (l2/4y)

110 Purple hair, piercings, tattooing, etc. is easier than going to the gym regularly.

Posted by: Naes at September 09, 2016 10:41 PM (Ypc8j)

111 Hey everybody.

Grease wasn't a dream... it was a nightmare.

(I love the soundtrack though, especially some of the lesser-known songs like "It's Raining On Prom Night" by Cindy Bullens and "Those Magic Changes" by Sha Na Na.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2016 10:42 PM (OKox0)

112

Was my "Irony of the Day" comment willowed in the last thread?

Chelsea Manning has announced he's starting a hunger strike because "I need help and I'm not getting any!"

Does he mean he's not getting any help, or that is he needs help (No shit, Sherlock!) AND also not "getting any"?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 09, 2016 10:42 PM (kP16F)

113 Blue hair may seem pretty edgy at first glance, until you go down to the Sunny Acres Retirement Village and check out the old ladies. OG Blue Hairs!
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
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Them elderly ladies are edgier than most people realize.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2016 10:42 PM (w35Hj)

114 Blue hair may seem pretty edgy at first glance, until you go down to the Sunny Acres Retirement Village and check out the old ladies. OG Blue Hairs!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 10:39 PM (mvenn)


Yep. Leftists think they're so original. It's like their drive for biofuels. They like to think they're the first ones to come up with the idea ... until you hit some archaelogical dig and unearth a 3000 year old olive oil lamp.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2016 10:42 PM (zc3Db)

115 Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2016 10:38 PM (e9hKK)


Same here, it helps the server and screws the Establishment!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 09, 2016 10:42 PM (wCEn4)

116 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/774277263365988352

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/774277494857957376

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/774277700127195136

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/774277885628735488

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/774278248284893185

Posted by: kbdabear at September 09, 2016 10:43 PM (Ya7zs)

117 and it showed if you knew what to look for.
Like having tattoos all over one's body without being a veteran, deep-water sailor?

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 10:43 PM (LdMbv)

118 ♫♫

I feel edgy! Oh so edgy!
I feel edgy and my hair's a fright!
And I'll wedgy, any girl who isn't dyed tonight!


/SJW Maria

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 10:43 PM (mvenn)

119 Of course it was a gender studies professor. Of course.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 10:44 PM (0mRoj)

120
I think it's possible that Gary Johnson is less brain-damaged than Hillary.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:23 PM


Has Hillary had alepposuction?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 09, 2016 10:44 PM (IqV8l)

121 You're sense of beauty changes over your entire life.

And sexual attraction and attractiveness (and beauty) don't have exact overlaps.

Machines don't have hormones. The algorithm get's closer and closer, but it never intersects our animal consciousness.

Machines are not, and will never be, people. (Kind of the point of the Matrix, which is seemingly more and more prescient)

Posted by: Max Power at September 09, 2016 10:44 PM (QCc6B)

122 I work with a hot vegetarian who dies her hair red and doesn't look like she's undernourished. She is also incredibly sweet.
No, not looking to score with her. I am old enough to be her father and again, she is sooo damned sweet.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 10:44 PM (hVdx9)

123 Hey, a little help here. A couple of weeks ago there was a quick link about the man in the red bandana. Can I get somebody to tell me precisely which post that was in? I was trying to tell it to my wife but, it was hard. thanks.

Posted by: Guest of the Scotts at September 09, 2016 10:44 PM (jkztu)

124 I think they are trying to show that they don't have to rely on ephemeral things like hair and clothing and accessories to define themselves.
Posted by: Kindltot
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So, they dye their hair and carry iDoodles.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2016 10:45 PM (w35Hj)

125
>>>I think these idiots do the stupid hair colors to be not just ugly, but
aggressively so. You can throw in ugly glasses and haircuts and
clothes, too. And fat flappy arm
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Nothing says FICA tax payer like a tatted, nose ringed, big ass hole in the ear, colored hair milenial.

I've got your safe space right here

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 09, 2016 10:45 PM (voOPb)

126 110 Purple hair, piercings, tattooing, etc. is easier than going to the gym regularly.
Posted by: Naes
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And you're a racist for not being attracted to the cow with her convict ex-boyfriends name taooed on her throat.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2016 10:46 PM (x81dz)

127 Oh WTF!!!!???

You b*stards are so dead!

Posted by: SkyNet at September 09, 2016 10:40 PM (hVdx9)


Coward!

Posted by: Hope Solo at September 09, 2016 10:46 PM (cmE8J)

128 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/774278518997970944

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/774278688309469184

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/774278896694992897

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/774279009836404736

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/774279115260194816


Posted by: kbdabear at September 09, 2016 10:46 PM (Ya7zs)

129 >>No, not looking to score with her. I am old enough to be her father and again, she is sooo damned sweet.


I guarantee you she eats meat.

Posted by: Max Power at September 09, 2016 10:47 PM (QCc6B)

130 Like having tattoos all over one's body without being a veteran, deep-water sailor?
Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 10:43 PM (LdMbv)


I tell my co-workers that I never got any tats because I figured if I ever did some notorious murder or strikingly horrible crime, the last thing I wanted was an easily identifiable mark.
It is important to be pro-active about these things.

My co-workers look at me strangely at times.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2016 10:47 PM (e9hKK)

131 Like having tattoos all over one's body without being a veteran, deep-water sailor?
Posted by: andycanuck
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My instinct when I see such is to think, "Oh! The carney must be in town."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2016 10:47 PM (w35Hj)

132 Also, I figure a server would like to hit the mini-mart on the way home and get some smokes and milk instead of waiting until the 20th.

Huh, do they not cash out at the end of the night in Oregon? We always got our credit card/debit card tips at the end of our shift back when I waited tables.

Posted by: no good deed at September 09, 2016 10:47 PM (9nt94)

133 Guest of the Scotts, try fox news, there was a story this am. or google. It's all over and an inspiring story.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 10:47 PM (Fmhpe)

134 ♪ Look at the ugly freak in the mirror there
What mirror? Where? ♫

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 10:47 PM (LdMbv)

135 these sjw types dovetail nicely with the rise of ole adolph. there is no difference. there won't be camps, just ovens. only difference. stay locked and loaded at least you will go out on your terms.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 09, 2016 10:48 PM (KP5rU)

136 Yep. Leftists think they're so original. It's like
their drive for biofuels. They like to think they're the first ones to
come up with the idea ... until you hit some archaelogical dig and
unearth a 3000 year old olive oil lamp.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2016 10:42 PM (zc3Db)
Ethanol was used widely by the Nazis in WW2.
Leftists like biofuels, just like Hitler!

Posted by: zmdavid at September 09, 2016 10:48 PM (xqRaG)

137 I think you're supposed to look beyond the garish body disfigurements and appreciate them for the mentally unbalanced screwed up psychotics they are down deep!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 09, 2016 10:48 PM (wCEn4)

138 What's the point of getting tattoos when no one can see them when you're wearing your hobo skinsuit?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 09, 2016 10:48 PM (+b2T3)

139 53 Hey y'all.
Posted by: Bomber at September 09, 2016 10:28 PM (OwNJe)
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Hey yerself.
Posted by: Gingy, your immigrant friend at September 09, 2016 10:33 PM

Hey Bomber. You down in GA now? If you get back to Sterling let me know, I'll buy you a beer.

Posted by: Farmer at September 09, 2016 10:49 PM (o/90i)

140 I tell my co-workers that I never got any tats because I figured if I ever did some notorious murder or strikingly horrible crime like disappearing a co-worker, the last thing I wanted was an easily identifiable mark.


ETHTCF*





*Embellished to heighten the 'creep' factor

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 10:49 PM (mvenn)

141 What's the point of getting tattoos when no one can see them when you're wearing your hobo skinsuit?
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 09, 2016 10:48 PM (+b2T3)

****

To attract Winona, of course.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 09, 2016 10:50 PM (YLidQ)

142 My work here is done. 'Night, all.

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 09, 2016 10:50 PM (nlpeo)

143 the last thing I wanted was an easily identifiable mark.
That's why I'll never buy a vanity license plate.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 10:50 PM (LdMbv)

144 >>> I don't know if this explains it, but I'm pretty burned out by anything
remotely political, and am reading more than I am surfing.

I know that feeling.

Posted by: Bomber at September 09, 2016 10:50 PM (OwNJe)

145 Yes, there are evolutionary hard wired standards of beauty. For humans. Thus it isn't invariant. It is hard wired for the human species, and no other.

I made the simple assumption that we're only talking about humans, here. I think we can just make that our starting point.

And then there are individual and cultural shadings on top it.

Minor details that don't detract from the overall determination.

You and were going about probability vs determinism the other day. The best you're going to do for "beauty" is some very statistical type of thing. 90% of humans will find this woman beautiful. And I don't know if you can get that high. You might say 90% of Japanese men currently find this woman to be beautiful.

Actually, there are proportions that find their way in measures of beauty across cultures - even as the faces in different cultures "appear" different. Lots of golden ratios running around that help make things "beautiful".

Beauty is not some invariant, in the sense of laws of physics.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:40 PM (DW+jj)


But it can be quantified with a pretty good hit rate. I'm sure that you can pick out a girl that most guys - from whatever culture) would consider beautiful. You know it when you see it ... and there's a reason for that.

Yes ... yes ... there's always some group of people who are attracted to odd shapes and looks. People have fetishes. No doubt about it. But there are certain women who turn heads wherever they go - anywhere in the world. And they all share some important characteristics.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2016 10:50 PM (zc3Db)

146 Ozzy man on YouTube. That is a talented funny man.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 09, 2016 10:50 PM (WT46P)

147 Just saw a Hillary commercial where she showed Trump mocking McStain. Am I missing something, but who is this ad supposed to appeal to? I laughed.

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at September 09, 2016 10:51 PM (cmE8J)

148 I think it depends on the establishment. It is not considered wages, so there are no real rules.
Conceivably the employer could take 100% of the tip and no-one would say boo. And that happens.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2016 10:51 PM (e9hKK)

149 >>>141To attract Winona, of course.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 09, 2016 10:50 PM (YLidQ)

The poetry and sweet Amphicat do that.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 09, 2016 10:51 PM (+b2T3)

150 Poor Hilly. She thought she'd hide herself away and let Trump implode. Well, that strategy took a massive bite out of her big fat ass.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2016 10:51 PM (QX0Xt)

151 I learned something last night.

If you want to take someone out of a football game, go helmet to helmet on him. You don't have to give him a concussion; all you have to do is raise the possibility that maybe he should be checked out, as per the league's rule that invites such hits to protect the guy that just got hit. Late in the game, you can take him out of the game.

You know what else I learned?

That there are special people like Cam Newton who are so awesomely awesome that the rules can be overlooked.

Sports as a microcosm, I guess. Go, Broncos - literally and metaphorically.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 09, 2016 10:51 PM (gC1RU)

152 Blue hair, red hair, purple hair, green hair, Captain Kirk bangs them all.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at September 09, 2016 10:52 PM (Nwg0u)

153 Red Bandanna http://preview.tinyurl.com/zpnba8c

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2016 10:52 PM (w35Hj)

154 Yes ... yes ... there's always some group of people who are attracted to
odd shapes and looks. People have fetishes. No doubt about it. But
there are certain women who turn heads wherever they go - anywhere in
the world. And they all share some important characteristics.



Then we get old.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 10:52 PM (Fmhpe)

155 Infidel, thanks, but there was a specific link from here I wanted to follow. Again.

Posted by: Guest of the Scotts at September 09, 2016 10:52 PM (jkztu)

156 3 Female Jihadists Tried to Blow Up Notre Dame Cathedral.

http://bit.ly/2cgpndR

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 09, 2016 10:52 PM (vBeA5)

157 137 I think you're supposed to look beyond the garish body disfigurements and appreciate them for the mentally unbalanced screwed up psychotics they are down deep
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Damn! I must admit I've been doing it all wrong

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 09, 2016 10:52 PM (voOPb)

158 Posted by: IC at September 09, 2016 10:27 PM (KTFfX)

Don't know about that. She recently took some days off (from what I don't know) and I think she looks more tired and worn out than before. Maybe she's a little depressed because clearly someone told her the safety zone panzersuits had to go.

Posted by: gracepc at September 09, 2016 10:53 PM (OU4q6)

159 >>No, not looking to score with her. I am old enough to be her father and again, she is sooo damned sweet.


I guarantee you she eats meat.


Posted by: Max Power
****
Why, I have NO idea what you could possibly mean.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 10:53 PM (hVdx9)

160 I'm talking about the fun people that used to hang and talk here. Really sad to see the exodus.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at September 09, 2016 10:21 PM


Some of us are just taking a short break, & will be back soon.

Posted by: Yoko Ono at September 09, 2016 10:53 PM (OF/aZ)

161 But there are certain women who turn heads wherever they go

***

Linda Blair comes to mind.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 10:53 PM (mvenn)

162 Then we get old.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 10:52 PM (Fmhpe)


Heh.

You go, girl!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2016 10:53 PM (zc3Db)

163 Re: red bandana. It started with somebody posting on Twitter, I think, about naming their son after Welles crowther.

Posted by: Guest of the Scotts at September 09, 2016 10:53 PM (jkztu)

164 Actually, there are proportions that find their way in measures of
beauty across cultures - even as the faces in different cultures
"appear" different. Lots of golden ratios running around that help make
things "beautiful".

---------------------------------------

Yes, that's true. But it's for *humans*. And as someone said above, we're sort of conflating sexual attraction with the abstract notion of "beauty" too, and they're not the same.

Take the entire observable universe. Is there any standard of beauty you think can be defined that is guaranteed to be invariant, the same all over that universe?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:54 PM (DW+jj)

165 Posted by: IC at September 09, 2016 10:27 PM (KTFfX)

um, Safety zone. Safe zone. Unclear on terminology. I don't think my little town has one.

Posted by: gracepc at September 09, 2016 10:55 PM (OU4q6)

166 and MH brings it.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 10:55 PM (Fmhpe)

167 James T. loves the little chickies
All the chickies in all worked.
Red or yellow black or white
They are hotness in his sight.
Cap'n Kirk loves the chickies of all worlds.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at September 09, 2016 10:55 PM (Nwg0u)

168 Thank you, everyone, for responding to me last night in my drunken despair. I'm still in drunken despair, but I promise I won't put that sort of thing on you guys again.

Unless I get really drunk. And despairing. In which case, I cannot comply with the stated rules. But no, no, I promise to be more in control. Fear less!

For the record, Leela seems...fine. Still an angry wet sore, but seems to be healing normally. Lets me pet her, which, had I slashed her flesh, would not happen.

Not sure where things will go. (Lots of self-pitying stuff snipped here...wow, went on for a while...) and maybe the phone crap will stop, but you know, (again, more crap snipped here) other flavors? I mean, other flavors would be great, right?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 09, 2016 10:56 PM (AroJD)

169 Where are the rivers of burning sulfur? This is Hell, right? I was promised rivers of sulfur, burning. And I think disembowelment by demons as well, but I'm sure about burning sulfur rivers. This Hillary and Trump stuff is weak by comparison. Stop toying with me already, Satan!

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at September 09, 2016 10:56 PM (gVpIT)

170 23
Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2016 10:16 PM



You've been mostly absent lately. Traveling?



Posted by: Farmer at September 09, 2016 10:20 PM (o/90i)


As a matter of fact, just got back from a 10-day cruise to Alaska (details in last night's ONT).....while I normally try to say "hi" to the Horde each night, and I don't have to use VPN because AoSHQ is a password-free zone -- cruise ship internet is SOOOO HORRIBLE that I was getting speeds like 35kbps when I wasn't getting intermittent dropouts.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2016 10:57 PM (EzgxV)

171
Green. Kelly Green. I did a totally green chick once.

~Capt James T Kirk

Posted by: fixerupper at September 09, 2016 10:57 PM (JmjOe)

172 Thanks for the ONT CDR M. And KBDaBear, compliance pix always appreciated

Posted by: zeera at September 09, 2016 10:57 PM (giJZj)

173 *Embellished to heighten the 'creep' factor
Embellished? You think Kindltot's hands have been soaking in Ivory Liquid all these years, Seamus?

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 10:58 PM (LdMbv)

174 America, what a great country once you get far enough away from the big cities !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at September 09, 2016 10:29 PM (Z8DIA)

Yeah this was in a little town of about 1500 about an hour and a half southwest of Fort Worth on a state highway. Been to that area twice now. I really like it.

Posted by: Country Boy at September 09, 2016 10:58 PM (Idu2i)

175 Then we get old.

Posted by: Infidel
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Dyed hair, gauges, 'sleeves', etc., they do me a favor, they let me know that I have no interest in interacting with those people.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2016 10:58 PM (w35Hj)

176 Take the entire observable universe. Is there any standard of beauty you think can be defined that is guaranteed to be invariant, the same all over that universe?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:54 PM (DW+jj)


I have no idea what you're getting at, here. We're talking about humans. In that context:

Yes.

Beauty is mostly a measure of faces and the "classical beauty" is a face that has been pretty steady over millenia. Body types and other aspects change now and then but faces and what are considered beautiful faces have been pretty stable over recorded history. There have been small variations from time to time but the deeper proportions of the faces have been pretty constant.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2016 10:59 PM (zc3Db)

177 Imagine some alien species on some rock in Andromeda (which is going to collide with the Milky Way in only 4 billion years or so).

Stipulate they are self-aware and conscious, such as that can be defined. Is there any guarantee they will even have a concept of "beauty" at all, much less have one that agrees with our human notions?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:59 PM (DW+jj)

178 Capt. Kirk would get it on with anybody- a limerick


All creatures from frogs to mammalians
Green-skinned and buxom young aliens
James Tiberius Kirk
Always went right to work
He even went down under with Australians

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 10:59 PM (mvenn)

179 Hope Solo has 1.1 million Twitter followers. Somebody who is more clever than myself should do a parody account of her butthole tweeting.

Just saying....

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 09, 2016 10:59 PM (WT46P)

180 Roses are red,
My hair is blue.
Why do you stare like that,
When I give the grande pumpkin spice latte to you?

Posted by: Starbucks barista at September 09, 2016 11:00 PM (H9MG5)

181 I tell my co-workers that I never got any tats because I figured if I ever did some notorious murder or strikingly horrible crime, the last thing I wanted was an easily identifiable mark.
It is important to be pro-active about these things.

My co-workers look at me strangely at times.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2016 10:47 PM (e9hKK)



Let's face it, extensive tattooing is associated with the demographics that end up on police blotters, i.e., the none-too-bright. If you required them to get distinctive identifying marks, they and the ACLU would howl. But they do it to themselves, because ... they're none-too-bright.

An karmic ourobouros.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:00 PM (SRKgf)

182 Blue hair, red hair, purple hair, green hair, Captain Kirk bangs them all.
& NO HAIR

Y U NO WRITE JIM?

Posted by: the Horta at September 09, 2016 11:00 PM (LdMbv)

183 I thought you couldn't go to West Point if you had dependents.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:00 PM (AHmrh)

184 153
Thanks for reposting that!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 09, 2016 11:01 PM (wCEn4)

185 Take the entire observable universe. Is there any standard of beauty you think can be defined that is guaranteed to be invariant, the same all over that universe?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:54 PM (DW+jj)



Symmetry.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:01 PM (SRKgf)

186
Dyed hair, gauges, 'sleeves', etc., they do me a favor, they let me
know that I have no interest in interacting with those people.

Yep, find myself socializing less. Too much freakyness out there. (is that a word?)

Time to get the rest of the canning and freezing done, get ready for winter. Seems to go by faster all the time. And I still have to work at a job all week.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:02 PM (Fmhpe)

187 Missus Muldoon saw a sales girl in Taos today with a piercing right smack in the middle of her forehead. I was not in the store, I was outside with all the other forelorn looking husbands holding shopping bags, so cannot vouch for the veracity of her observation.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:02 PM (mvenn)

188 Imagine some alien species on some rock in Andromeda (which is going to collide with the Milky Way in only 4 billion years or so).

Stipulate they are self-aware and conscious, such as that can be defined. Is there any guarantee they will even have a concept of "beauty" at all, much less have one that agrees with our human notions?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:59 PM (DW+jj)


Okay ... you're just messing with me, now.

We're talking about humans. Only humans. Nothing but humans. Mankind. Homo Sapien Sapien. CHICKS!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2016 11:03 PM (zc3Db)

189 Okay, that's a big difference in how we fundamentally think of things. You are defining universal in terms of humans, and restricting it to us and our notions of things.

I'll argue that as well. In 100,000 years, can you guarantee that what we've evolved into will have the same standards of beauty that we do now?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 11:03 PM (DW+jj)

190 174
Once you get away from "civilization", you are far more likely to find the cultural norms that once defined America!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 09, 2016 11:04 PM (wCEn4)

191 159 >>No, not looking to score with her. I am old enough to be her father and again, she is sooo damned sweet.


I guarantee you she eats meat.


Posted by: Max Power
****
Why, I have NO idea what you could possibly mean.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 10:53 PM (hVdx9)

Divide her age by 2 and then add 7. is a rule. Or of she is 18 or older that is the law.

Your choice.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 09, 2016 11:04 PM (WT46P)

192 Posted by: Starbucks barista at September 09, 2016 11:00 PM (H9MG5)

A Muldoon grad I see.

Job well done

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 09, 2016 11:05 PM (voOPb)

193 I'll argue that as well. In 100,000 years, can you guarantee that what we've evolved into will have the same standards of beauty that we do now?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 11:03 PM (DW+jj)


Absolutely, since what will evolve from us will not be us. It will be "them". We, however, will probably still have the same standards of facial beauty.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2016 11:06 PM (zc3Db)

194
I think these idiots do the stupid hair colors to be
not just ugly, but aggressively so. You can throw in ugly glasses and
haircuts and clothes, too. And fat flappy arm flab, too.



It's an in-your-face, and an excuse for the response they get from people.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2016 10:38 PM (QX0Xt)







One thing that surprised the fuck out of me when I moved to semi-rural Texas from commie SoCal is the number of otherwise normal Texans with purple hair and shitty tattoos.

The difference between the SoCal fucktards and the Texans with weird hair is that from what I can see, in Texas it's just a matter of, "this color looks kind of cool. Besides, I can grow it out or dye it again if I don't like it.". In SoCal, it's "FUCK YOU, DADDY! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:06 PM (LuZz8)

195 We're talking about humans. Only humans. Nothing but humans. Mankind. Homo Sapien Sapien. CHICKS!

------

What about gerbils, can we include gerbils?

Posted by: RICHARD GERE at September 09, 2016 11:06 PM (JmjOe)

196 Once you get away from "civilization", you are far more likely to find the cultural norms that once defined America!

Posted by: Hrothgar


*****


Unless you are talking about Taos.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:06 PM (mvenn)

197 Dyed hair, gauges, 'sleeves', etc., they do me a
favor, they let me know that I have no interest in interacting with
those people.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2016 10:58 PM (w35Hj)


because of some of my past interactions that says heroin to me. But then I have issues.

Infidel, what are you canning now? I did tomato and eggplant sauce night before last.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2016 11:06 PM (e9hKK)

198 Dyed hair, gauges, 'sleeves', etc., they do me a favor, they let me know that I have no interest in interacting with those people.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:02 PM (Fmhpe)



Think how it simplifies things for prospective employers, especially for management positions, where you're looking for people with judgment.

"Thanks for coming by, but don't call us, we'll call you. Oh, and could you take the trash with you on the way out? Thanks."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:07 PM (SRKgf)

199 I thought you couldn't go to West Point if you had dependents.

I have no idea. I guess I could have yelled back across the restaurant and asked.

Posted by: no good deed at September 09, 2016 11:07 PM (9nt94)

200 No, not looking to score with her. I am old enough to be her father and again, she is sooo damned sweet.


I guarantee you she eats meat.


Posted by: Max Power
****
Why, I have NO idea what you could possibly mean.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 10:53 PM (hVdx9)

Divide her age by 2 and then add 7. is a rule. Or of she is 18 or older that is the law.

Your choice.

Posted by: Pepe,
****

Nope. Besides being a "superior" it would feel very predatory even IF she was interested.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 11:08 PM (hVdx9)

201 Think how it simplifies things for prospective employers, especially for management positions, where you're looking for people with judgment.

"Thanks for coming by, but don't call us, we'll call you. Oh, and could you take the trash with you on the way out? Thanks."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:07 PM (SRKgf)


That makes perfect sense ... but in today's world you'd have the EEOC and DOJ on your ass.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2016 11:08 PM (zc3Db)

202 Did some say "caning"?

Oh. Never mind. My mistake.

Posted by: mistress payne at September 09, 2016 11:09 PM (LdMbv)

203 137 I think you're supposed to look beyond the garish body disfigurements and appreciate them for the mentally unbalanced screwed up psychotics they are down deep!
Posted by: Hrothgar at September 09, 2016 10:48 PM (wCEn4)

My normal and unassuming exterior keeps everyone fooled.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:09 PM (0mRoj)

204 I wanna rock n roll all night and farty every day.

Posted by: otho at September 09, 2016 11:09 PM (lmIoG)

205 Kid has a friend who was sent home from WP for a host of honor code infractions. For an entire semester. Then he got invited back. And he'll graduate on time somehow.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:10 PM (AHmrh)

206 Think how it simplifies things for prospective employers, especially for management positions, where you're looking for people with judgment.

"Thanks for coming by, but don't call us, we'll call you. Oh, and could you take the trash with you on the way out? Thanks."
Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:07 PM (SRKgf)

When I worked at a call center, I had to conform to the dress code - slacks, button shirt, dress shoes - even though I was on the phone all day & the public wouldn't see me. Their receptionist, whom the public did see, was a gal with her dyed blue & the Batman logo tattooed across her cleavage.

Posted by: josephistan at September 09, 2016 11:10 PM (7qAYi)

207 Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 11:08 PM (hVdx9)

Banging the help is always problematic. Too much drama.

But young and sweet is never a reason not too.......Just sayin'.

Posted by: HiHo at September 09, 2016 11:10 PM (CPk08)

208 >>>A Muldoon grad I see.

Job well done
Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 09, 2016 11:05 PM (voOPb)<<<




It's funny you think I would graduate,
Or even go to school.
I live in mom's basement and dye my hair,
And work here cuz it's so cool.

Posted by: Starbucks barista at September 09, 2016 11:11 PM (H9MG5)

209 205 Kid has a friend who was sent home from WP for a host of honor code infractions. For an entire semester. Then he got invited back. And he'll graduate on time somehow.
Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:10 PM (AHmrh)

Must know somebody. Or know somebody who knows somebody. It's not about merit anymore, it's about connections.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:11 PM (0mRoj)

210 Take the entire observable universe. Is there any standard of beauty you think can be defined that is guaranteed to be invariant, the same all over that universe?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)
________

Yeah. Hotness.

I don't know what specific traits would make a dolphin or a polar bear hot but I can keep an open mind and look at some polar bears and some dolphins and get back to you.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 09, 2016 11:11 PM (gC1RU)

211 Did some say "caning"?

Oh. Never mind. My mistake.
Posted by: mistress payne
-----------

I think the preferred expression is "Put the stick about"

Posted by: Mr. Chips at September 09, 2016 11:11 PM (w35Hj)

212 I don't know what specific traits would make a dolphin or a polar bear hot but I can keep an open mind and look at some polar bears and some dolphins and get back to you.
Posted by: FireHorse at September 09, 2016 11:11 PM (gC1RU)

Be careful. Those dolphins are mighty rapey.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:12 PM (0mRoj)

213 Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 11:08 PM (hVdx9)

Banging the help is always problematic. Too much drama.

But young and sweet is never a reason not too.......Just sayin'.

Posted by: HiHo
****

Heh. While I would usually agree, not in this case.
She brings out my "over-my-dead-body-gene".

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 11:12 PM (hVdx9)

214 Insomniac, it is celebrate diversity. No connections other than that. The new army.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:13 PM (AHmrh)

215 214 Insomniac, it is celebrate diversity. No connections other than that. The new army.
Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:13 PM (AHmrh)

I'm not sure which is worse.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:13 PM (0mRoj)

216 Did some say "caning"?

I miss the old days.

Posted by: Preston Brooks at September 09, 2016 11:15 PM (rwI+c)

217 Divide her age by 2 and then add 7. is a rule. Or of she is 18 or older that is the law.

Your choice.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right
________

Yes, half plus seven is a rule but you got a detail wrong that could get Max into big trouble.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 09, 2016 11:15 PM (gC1RU)

218 I think the preferred expression is "Put the stick about"
Posted by: Mr. Chips

Don't spare the rod!

Posted by: mistress payne at September 09, 2016 11:16 PM (LdMbv)

219 Oh, and nckate, I think that was part of the reason for the custody dispute. She didn't have a dependent as her mother had custody of the child. I think that was the reason for the dispute. The grandmother said she would return custody of the child to the mother when she was more "stable." I heard waaaaay too much of this conversation.

Posted by: no good deed at September 09, 2016 11:16 PM (9nt94)

220
207
Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 11:08 PM (hVdx9)



Banging the help is always problematic. Too much drama.



But young and sweet is never a reason not too.......Just sayin'.

Posted by: HiHo at September 09, 2016 11:10 PM (CPk0







Never dip your pen in company ink.

Don't punch the clock with the timecard in your pants.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:16 PM (LuZz8)

221 Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2016 11:06 PM (e9hKK)


Got home tonight, and turns out Dad had returned the bowl from last weekend. Brought over a ton of pickles from his neighbor too that he left on the counter. She left me a vm last weekend. I deliberately didn't answer it. So much for taht.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:16 PM (Fmhpe)

222 217 Divide her age by 2 and then add 7. is a rule. Or of she is 18 or older that is the law.

Your choice.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right
________

Yes, half plus seven is a rule but you got a detail wrong that could get Max into big trouble.
Posted by: FireHorse at September 09, 2016 11:15 PM (gC1RU)

I thought it was divide by 7 then add 2?

Posted by: Harry Reid at September 09, 2016 11:17 PM (7qAYi)

223 >>Nope. Besides being a "superior" it would feel very predatory even IF she was interested.


Maybe she could just Hold Your Cigar?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at September 09, 2016 11:17 PM (0vI5X)

224 Early night for me.

See you tomorrow; and goodbye, Mr Chips.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 09, 2016 11:17 PM (LdMbv)

225 I thought there was supposed to be no Math on the ONT?

Posted by: garrett at September 09, 2016 11:18 PM (0vI5X)

226 So I will be canning pickles. Was not on my tight schedule for the weekend. Canning at 5am sucks.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:18 PM (Fmhpe)

227 Yeah, no dependents you're legally obligated to support.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:18 PM (AHmrh)

228 Beauty = Δ Θ OD = Δ Θ OS

(+/- 5 degrees)


Where OD = right eye
and OS = left eye

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:18 PM (mvenn)

229 Willowed on the last thread: Comic artist Ethan van Sciver just posted this picture of a Trump rally on his fb page - it's yuuuuuuuge!

http://tinyurl.com/ztsmygp

Posted by: josephistan at September 09, 2016 10:06 PM (7qAYi)


The only way Hillz will that sort of turnout is if she's guest of honor at a necktie party.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2016 11:19 PM (oqkO3)

230 Never dip your pen in company ink.

Don't punch the clock with the timecard in your pants.


Posted by: IllTemperedCur
****

Done that and it went quite well actually. SSU territory, I know.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 11:19 PM (hVdx9)

231 168
Thank you, everyone, for responding to me last night in my drunken
despair. I'm still in drunken despair, but I promise I won't put that
sort of thing on you guys again.



Unless I get really drunk. And despairing. In which case, I cannot
comply with the stated rules. But no, no, I promise to be more in
control. Fear less!



For the record, Leela seems...fine. Still an angry wet sore, but
seems to be healing normally. Lets me pet her, which, had I slashed her
flesh, would not happen.



Not sure where things will go. (Lots of self-pitying stuff snipped
here...wow, went on for a while...) and maybe the phone crap will stop,
but you know, (again, more crap snipped here) other flavors? I mean,
other flavors would be great, right?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 09, 2016 10:56 PM (AroJD)


Glad to hear that Leela is doing ok. Did you find some cat-approved human goo for her?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2016 11:19 PM (EzgxV)

232 That makes perfect sense ... but in today's world you'd have the EEOC and DOJ on your ass.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2016 11:08 PM (zc3Db)



You can always find some pretext for invoking common sense. Dyed hair, extensive tattoos, gauges, Womyn's Studies degrees, there's always some basis for ... moving on to the next candidate.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:19 PM (SRKgf)

233 Nope. Besides being a "superior" it would feel very predatory even IF she was interested.


Maybe she could just Hold Your Cigar?

Posted by: Bill Clinton
****

Shove that cigar up your ass Bill.
Will probably be to your liking too.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 11:20 PM (hVdx9)

234 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:18 PM (mvenn)


What's theta represent?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:20 PM (0mRoj)

235 The only way Hillz will that sort of turnout is if she's guest of honor at a necktie party.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2016 11:19 PM (oqkO3)



I'd show up for that. Hell, I'd bring popcorn for everyone for that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:20 PM (SRKgf)

236 publius,

I'll give you a very simple example. With respect to women, clean, unblemished, soft skin on the face is an attractive quality across cultures. You can start from that foundation point - and it's close enough to "universal" for anyone - and build up the other major factors that seem to be found in people's judgment of beauty the world over.

This is not going to be foolproof. There will be some false positives (probably not very many) and some false negatives, but it isn't difficult to imagine that this sort of construction (with the added feature of people's ratings of multiple faces) will pick out something close enough to establish beauty as well as any person.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 09, 2016 11:20 PM (zc3Db)

237 "For the record, Leela seems...fine. Still an angry wet sore, but seems
to be healing normally. Lets me pet her, which, had I slashed her
flesh, would not happen."

Glad to hear she's okay.

Sometimes cats will lick an itchy spot till it is raw. Doesn't take a lot with a sandpaper tongue. I imagine it might have been itchy under that mat of fur, and suddenly after the mat having been trimmed, she could get to the spot.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 09, 2016 11:20 PM (noWW6)

238 Those dolphins are mighty rapey.

Posted by: Insomniac
________

Gang-rapey, if I recall correctly. I'm going to need a research team.

Hell, I'm going to need a GRANT for a research team!

Posted by: FireHorse at September 09, 2016 11:21 PM (gC1RU)

239 @199 likely why there is a custody dispute. She must have had her mother adopt her child and then she was without dependents and could go to West Point. Sounds like she was trying to get her back.

Posted by: blaster at September 09, 2016 11:21 PM (ACqhm)

240 185
Take the entire observable universe. Is there any standard of beauty
you think can be defined that is guaranteed to be invariant, the same
all over that universe?



Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:54 PM (DW+jj)





Symmetry.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:01 PM (SRKgf)


HEY! now....

Posted by: moties at September 09, 2016 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

241 >>>So I will be canning pickles. Was not on my tight schedule for the weekend. Canning at 5am sucks.
Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:18 PM (Fmhpe)<<<




Make sure the lids aren't too tight!

Posted by: Hellary Clinton at September 09, 2016 11:22 PM (H9MG5)

242 Going to call it a night. Play nice Horde

Posted by: josephistan at September 09, 2016 11:22 PM (7qAYi)

243 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 10:54 PM (DW+jj)


The Fibonacci Sequence.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2016 11:23 PM (Zu3d9)

244 How many cans can Infidel can if Infidel can can cans?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:23 PM (0mRoj)

245
Think how it simplifies things for prospective employers, especially for management positions, where you're looking for people with judgment.

"Thanks for coming by, but don't call us, we'll call you. Oh, and could you take the trash with you on the way out? Thanks."
Posted by: Jay Guevara
------------------
Back when I ran retail stores around the state for a living, I was hiring all the time. I once had a "guy" come in holding a pink resume for an interview - one step in the door, I knew he was leaving in 45 seconds.
Flock Of Seagulls hair, more mascara than Madonna, and a Bedazzled denim jacket that screamed "I'm Trouble!"
Thanks. Position has been filled, son.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2016 11:23 PM (x81dz)

246 I'll give you a very simple example. With respect to women, clean, unblemished, soft skin on the face is an attractive quality across cultures. You can start from that foundation point - and it's close enough to "universal" for anyone - and build up the other major factors that seem to be found in people's judgment of beauty the world over.


To simplify, the universal criterion is fitness for reproduction. Why do men like long shiny hair? They don't realize it consciously, but it's essentially a medical report on a woman's recent health, and therefore fitness for reproduction. Why do women like buff alpha males? Because they're likely to father strong, viable children, and to be able to protect and provide for the family.*

Simple, really.

* All of which evolved long before EBT, etc., obviously.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:23 PM (SRKgf)

247
What's theta represent?

Posted by: Insomniac


*****


You know, now that you ask, I have no effing idea! I was thinking angle, but probably got it wrong. I blame the whiskey.


I was going for beauty ≠ cross-eyed.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:24 PM (mvenn)

248 Confession: Had sex MAYBE 100 feet from the entrance of my job at night.
Good times...good times...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 11:24 PM (hVdx9)

249 "Only humans. Nothing but humans. Mankind. Homo Sapien Sapien. CHICKS!"




What about the green chick from "Star Wars?" I don't think she was human but she was hot.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2016 11:24 PM (OTfh/)

250
You can always find some pretext for invoking common
sense. Dyed hair, extensive tattoos, gauges, Womyn's Studies degrees,
there's always some basis for ... moving on to the next candidate.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:19 PM (SRKgf)







"Hey, the other candidate just struck me as more confident in the interview."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:25 PM (LuZz8)

251 or "Star Trek." They both had one.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2016 11:25 PM (OTfh/)

252 7 Howdy all. Trump's gonna be here in Asheville this Monday.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (w+Jhj)

----------

AR, we will be there. At downtown tonight, almost wore my MAGA hat at the drum circle, almost.

but did actually see a couple people wearing Trump stickers on the street, gave them a thumbs up

Posted by: Make America Great Again at September 09, 2016 11:26 PM (BS8yt)

253 12 If I say I believe in global warming, will they do something about this freaking heat & humidity in September?
Posted by: josephistan at September 09, 2016 10:15 PM (7qAYi)


Sure. They'll tax your heating oil so much this winter that your heating bill will skyrocket so that you will turn your thermostat down.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2016 11:26 PM (1JnAL)

254 Reading a biography about Oliver Cromwell. Absolutely fascinating guy. He's often unfavorably compared to Washington who consciously learned from Cromwell's mistakes. Cromwell was easily a military genius many times greater than Washington, but Washington was a much greater statesman when it was time to put down the sword. Although 1650s England and 1780s America were radically different, comparing the two men is still interesting. I certainly don't think Cromwell is the villain the Royalists during the Restoration created.

Posted by: Naes at September 09, 2016 11:27 PM (Ypc8j)

255 Kid has a friend who was sent home from WP for a
host of honor code infractions. For an entire semester. Then he got
invited back. And he'll graduate on time somehow.
Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:10 PM (AHmrh)

General Phil Sheridan had been sent home from West Point for a period for attempting to assault his cadet sergeant with a bayonetted drill musket either during or just after drill.
I suspect in that case they saw talent.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2016 11:27 PM (e9hKK)

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2016 11:27 PM (e9hKK)

257 247
What's theta represent?

Posted by: Insomniac


*****


You know, now that you ask, I have no effing idea! I was thinking angle, but probably got it wrong. I blame the whiskey.


I was going for beauty cross-eyed.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:24 PM (mvenn)

Higher maths be hard an' shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:28 PM (0mRoj)

258 I wouldn't want my campus littered with posters. Can you imagine the progs and leftist scum and the garbage they would paper the walls with if it was allowed. Best policy is to get an administration waiver for each posting, but as a default, no posting allowed seems reasonable.

Posted by: aquaviva at September 09, 2016 10:27 PM (2Ytdj)


You know damned well the cunt ( and I use the term advisedly) would not have torn down posters commemorating Che Guevara's first wet dream. The YAF kids should have beaten the shit out of her.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2016 11:28 PM (oqkO3)

259 I thought it was divide by 7 then add 2?
Posted by: Harry Reid


It's add seven plus two, imbecile.

Posted by: Mohammed at September 09, 2016 11:28 PM (RrDm2)

260 Back when I ran retail stores around the state for a living, I was hiring all the time. I once had a "guy" come in holding a pink resume for an interview - one step in the door, I knew he was leaving in 45 seconds.
Flock Of Seagulls hair, more mascara than Madonna, and a Bedazzled denim jacket that screamed "I'm Trouble!"
Thanks. Position has been filled, son.

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2016 11:23 PM (x81dz)



I once was interviewing for a secretary after my excellent one left to follow her husband's new job. Useless HR wanker hands me one from a Womyn's Studies major. I give him a "Really?" look - I'd already had to fire one of those I'd inherited after she REALLY screwed the pooch - put it to the side, and moved on to the next one. Why would I hire a lawsuit?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:29 PM (SRKgf)

261 So, in the plaza at Taos today, Buckley behaved admirably. Sniffed at some little Shi-tzu, turned up his nose at some foofie poodle and let a little two-year-old boy pet him without getting rambunctious. When he sees another dog on a leash he lays down and stares, almost shyly. He's still a little rough around the edges, but did fine in a crowd today. Needs more work but overall a sweet dog.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:29 PM (mvenn)

262 249 "Only humans. Nothing but humans. Mankind. Homo Sapien Sapien. CHICKS!"




What about the green chick from "Star Wars?" I don't think she was human but she was hot.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2016 11:24 PM (OTfh/)

I'd hit it, head tentacles notwithstanding.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:29 PM (0mRoj)

263 "http://tinyurl.com/ztsmygp "



Lightly attended and, strangely, no pics or footage.

Posted by: The MSM at September 09, 2016 11:30 PM (OTfh/)

264 254 Reading a biography about Oliver Cromwell. Absolutely fascinating guy. He's often unfavorably compared to Washington who consciously learned from Cromwell's mistakes. Cromwell was easily a military genius many times greater than Washington, but Washington was a much greater statesman when it was time to put down the sword. Although 1650s England and 1780s America were radically different, comparing the two men is still interesting. I certainly don't think Cromwell is the villain the Royalists during the Restoration created.
Posted by: Naes at September 09, 2016 11:27 PM (Ypc8j)



Now let's not lose our heads over this.

Posted by: Charles I at September 09, 2016 11:30 PM (SRKgf)

265 This kid failed classes, cheated and lied about cheating. Sent home. Invited back.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:30 PM (AHmrh)

266 239 @199 likely why there is a custody dispute. She must have had her mother adopt her child and then she was without dependents and could go to West Point. Sounds like she was trying to get her back.
Posted by: blaster at September 09, 2016 11:21 PM (ACqhm)


Yup. Not sure what the service academies rules are, but they probably are about the same as VMI's which states "no spouse and no children".

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2016 11:30 PM (1JnAL)

267 Soon, kindltot, soon...

Posted by: The Barrel Never Sleeps at September 09, 2016 11:31 PM (x81dz)

268 I once was interviewing for a secretary after my excellent one left to follow her husband's new job. Useless HR wanker hands me one from a Womyn's Studies major. I give him a "Really?" look - I'd already had to fire one of those I'd inherited after she REALLY screwed the pooch - put it to the side, and moved on to the next one. Why would I hire a lawsuit?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:29 PM (SRKgf)

Hire one of those, or a minority, you're asking for an EEOC complaint. Of course if you don't hire them you're also asking for an EEOC complaint.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:31 PM (0mRoj)

269
257
247

What's theta represent?



Posted by: Insomniac





*****





You know, now that you ask, I have no effing idea! I was thinking angle, but probably got it wrong. I blame the whiskey.





I was going for beauty cross-eyed.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:24 PM (mvenn)



Higher maths be hard an' shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:28 PM (0mRoj)







I was told there would be no math on this blog.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:32 PM (LuZz8)

270 265 This kid failed classes, cheated and lied about cheating. Sent home. Invited back.
Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:30 PM (AHmrh)

Ah, on the Kennedy plan I see.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:32 PM (0mRoj)

271 Ozzy Man's favorite weather babe.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/za8nof9

Posted by: Willy J. at September 09, 2016 10:29 PM (9/8em)


This weather gal on the Canadian weather network ain't too hard on the eyes, either:


http://www.michellemackey.ca/

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2016 11:32 PM (oqkO3)

272 I worked with a NAACP secretary once. It went like you'd expect.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 11:32 PM (hVdx9)

273 This kid failed classes, cheated and lied about cheating. Sent home. Invited back.

He's made us so proud! Completely worth the favors we had to call in.

Posted by: Hillary's State Department at September 09, 2016 11:33 PM (RrDm2)

274 265 This kid failed classes, cheated and lied about cheating. Sent home. Invited back.
Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:30 PM (AHmrh)



Ah, a Democrat. Destined for great things, no doubt.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:33 PM (SRKgf)

275 272 I worked with a NAACP secretary once. It went like you'd expect.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 11:32 PM (hVdx9)

I can imagine. I've had family members get caught up in that bullshit before. It's ridiculous.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:33 PM (0mRoj)

276 I once was interviewing for a secretary after my excellent one left to follow her husband's new job. Useless HR wanker hands me one from a Womyn's Studies major. I give him a "Really?" look - I'd already had to fire one of those I'd inherited after she REALLY screwed the pooch - put it to the side, and moved on to the next one. Why would I hire a lawsuit?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:29 PM (SRKgf)

The magic of a college degree. HR always thinks that they are the "perfect candidates".

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2016 11:34 PM (1JnAL)

277 "I worked with a NAACP secretary once. It went like you'd expect."



And what's that supposed to mean.......?

Posted by: NAACP Secretary at September 09, 2016 11:34 PM (OTfh/)

278 http://tinyurl.com/h8ql53r

From Shorpy, one of my escapes. Publix, I have never been since I live in the west. The ovaltive and sanka. lol.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:34 PM (Fmhpe)

279
The magic of a college degree. HR always thinks that they are the "perfect candidates".

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2016 11:34 PM (1JnAL)







Because corporate HR is full of Womyn's Studies degrees.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:35 PM (LuZz8)

280 278 http://tinyurl.com/h8ql53r

From Shorpy, one of my escapes. Publix, I have never been since I live in the west. The ovaltive and sanka. lol.
Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:34 PM (Fmhpe)

Cool picture. I love photos of everyday American life from back in the day.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:36 PM (0mRoj)

281 Yikes, ovaltine.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:36 PM (Fmhpe)

282 272 I worked with a NAACP secretary once. It went like you'd expect.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at September 09, 2016 11:32 PM (hVdx9)


My favorite story, on dealing with government: a list of items that I couldn't import into a database until I realized that some genius had consistently used "O" in place of "0," which blew up a numeric field.

Same AA person is probably writing nuclear codes now.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:36 PM (SRKgf)

283 andycanuck- if you are still around. I must say that I am frequently amused by your drive-by comments. I appreciate your style.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:36 PM (mvenn)

284 265
This kid failed classes, cheated and lied about cheating. Sent home. Invited back.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:30 PM (AHmrh)


Probably fits the "Obama Scholarship Profile" for a politicized officer corps.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 09, 2016 11:36 PM (EzgxV)

285 Anyone seen/going to see Sully? Thought we'd see it maybe tomorrow.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:37 PM (AHmrh)

286 I'm talking about the fun people that used to hang and talk here. Really sad to see the exodus.
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what am i, chopped liver?

oh...
wait....
you said "fun"...

nevermind

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2016 11:37 PM (dbgcV)

287 Because corporate HR is full of Womyn's Studies degrees.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:35 PM (LuZz

Or at least have the mindset. They're hung up on social justice and corporate "diversity" over getting people who can actually, you know, do the damn job.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:37 PM (0mRoj)

288
I once was interviewing for a secretary after my excellent one left to follow her husband's new job. Useless HR wanker hands me one from a Womyn's Studies major
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So, she was one of those that would "stay late?"
I hate those types...

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2016 11:37 PM (x81dz)

289 Needs more work but overall a sweet dog.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:29 PM (mvenn)

Great for you both. I took my Conor pup to a lawn concert tonight and he loved it, but got completely exhausted from the heat and attention he got. Same as you though, sweet dog, and if I put in enough work with him he'll be a really great dog!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 09, 2016 11:38 PM (wCEn4)

290
Poor Hilly. She thought she'd hide herself away and let Trump implode. Well, that strategy took a massive bite out of her big fat ass.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2016 10:51 PM (QX0Xt)
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And to think, it's Bill's fault. He told Trump to run for prez, knowing what chaos he would sow in the GOP. Little did he dream....

Hillary must be throwing vases again, or ordering someone else to do so on her behalf in between coughing fits.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 09, 2016 11:38 PM (5o5ek)

291 281 Yikes, ovaltine.
Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:36 PM (Fmhpe)

Son of a BITCH!

Posted by: Ralphie Parker at September 09, 2016 11:38 PM (0mRoj)

292 Hillary must be throwing vases again, or ordering someone else to do so on her behalf in between coughing fits.

Soon she'll task Huma with having coughing fits for her.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:39 PM (0mRoj)

293 Hillary must be throwing vases again, or ordering someone else to do so on her behalf in between coughing fits.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 09, 2016 11:38 PM (5o5ek)



At this point I think we need a relief vase thrower. Someone who can bring the heat.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:39 PM (SRKgf)

294 270 265 This kid failed classes, cheated and lied about cheating. Sent home. Invited back.
Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:30 PM (AHmrh)

Ah, on the Kennedy plan I see.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:32 PM (0mRoj)


My dad, a UVA grad, never forgave UVA for admitting Teddy to UVA's law school after his cheating at Harvard. At the time, there was only one penalty at UVA for cheating, expulsion.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2016 11:40 PM (1JnAL)

295 HR always thinks that they are the "perfect candidates".

When "HR" departments first became a thing, and before they wielded such power, we were always taught to remember that HR graduated- on average- in the bottom fifth of their class.

The way things are going, they may have to raise their standards to get enough people.



Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2016 11:40 PM (RrDm2)

296 I have a friend who is an HR executive with Kraft in Chicago. She ONLY hires young minority men. It's her thing. She has a fixation on downtrodden people being given second, third, etc. chances. She's a complete loon in her personal life. Batshit.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:40 PM (AHmrh)

297 The magic of a college degree. HR always thinks that they are the "perfect candidates".

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2016 11:34 PM (1JnAL)

Because corporate HR is full of Womyn's Studies degrees.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:35 PM (LuZz


You ain't seen nothing yet:

U of Iowa creates social justice bachelor's degree

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z8zbp7k

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 09, 2016 11:41 PM (vBeA5)

298 Howdy all. Trump's gonna be here in Asheville this Monday.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at September 09, 2016 10:25 PM (w+Jhj)

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AR, we will be there. At downtown tonight, almost wore my MAGA hat at the drum circle, almost.

but did actually see a couple people wearing Trump stickers on the street, gave them a thumbs up
Posted by: Make America Great Again
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I tried to get a ticket. At the website they wanted to text me a verification number. Uh... I got no text.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2016 11:42 PM (w35Hj)

299 [i I have a friend who is an HR executive with Kraft in Chicago. She ONLY hires young minority men. It's her thing. She has a fixation on downtrodden people being given second, third, etc. chances. She's a complete loon in her personal life. Batshit.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:40 PM (AHmrh)


You astonish me.

So does she have jungle fever or something?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:42 PM (SRKgf)

300 an HR executive with Kraft in Chicago. She ONLY hires young minority men.

*****


Chicago? Would that explain the extra holes in the Swiss cheese slices?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:42 PM (mvenn)

301 261 So, in the plaza at Taos today, Buckley behaved admirably. Sniffed at some little Shi-tzu, turned up his nose at some foofie poodle and let a little two-year-old boy pet him without getting rambunctious. When he sees another dog on a leash he lays down and stares, almost shyly. He's still a little rough around the edges, but did fine in a crowd today. Needs more work but overall a sweet dog.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
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Did I miss that you got a new pup?
Do you not visit the Pet Thread on Saturdays?

Posted by: Chi at September 09, 2016 11:43 PM (x81dz)

302 296 I have a friend who is an HR executive with Kraft in Chicago. She ONLY hires young minority men. It's her thing. She has a fixation on downtrodden people being given second, third, etc. chances. She's a complete loon in her personal life. Batshit.
Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:40 PM (AHmrh)

It's amazing to see what women, racial minorities and gays can get away with, when the same things would result in a white, straight male getting kicked to the curb immediately.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:43 PM (0mRoj)

303 256


Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2016 11:27 PM (e9hKK)

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nice save, but we have your number.

Posted by: The Barrel at September 09, 2016 11:44 PM (dbgcV)

304 two more days to 9-11


those lib fucks should just fuck them selves

Posted by: Original Jake at September 09, 2016 11:44 PM (maCu0)

305 media delenda est.

Posted by: vivi at September 09, 2016 11:44 PM (11H2y)

306 Jay, she married one of the guys years later. She's a Harvard MBA. She thinks it's only fair that she hires the way she does.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:45 PM (AHmrh)

307
U of Iowa creates social justice bachelor's degree

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z8zbp7k
Posted by: The Political Hat


But ITT must be destroyed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 09, 2016 11:45 PM (IqV8l)

308 Hi ont. It's easy for a Raider fan to not watch the NFL, we suck. But damn, these overpaid assholes don't deserve your patronage

Posted by: lousagirl at September 09, 2016 11:45 PM (9plvG)

309 307
U of Iowa creates social justice bachelor's degree

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z8zbp7k
Posted by: The Political Hat

But ITT must be destroyed.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 09, 2016 11:45 PM (IqV8l)

Damn them for teaching something useful!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2016 11:46 PM (0mRoj)

310 306 Jay, she married one of the guys years later. She's a Harvard MBA. She thinks it's only fair that she hires the way she does.
Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:45 PM (AHmrh)



I presume her gynecologist fits the same profile, right?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:46 PM (SRKgf)

311 Did I miss that you got a new pup?
Do you not visit the Pet Thread on Saturdays?

Posted by: Chi


*****

No, he's two-and-a-half. A little bit too much of a free spirit (i.e. don't blink or he'll run off). Got out on the highway the other day, nearly gave me a heart attack.

I don't hang out on the pet thread much. Look in occasionally. It tends to devolve into the dead pet thread, which doesn't appeal much to me.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:46 PM (mvenn)

312

two more days to 9-11





those lib fucks should just fuck them selves

Posted by: Original Jake at September 09, 2016 11:44 PM (maCu0)








You know what sucks? My Mom and her husband are in Europe right now. Mostly in the Netherlands, but they're planning a side trip to Paris. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:46 PM (LuZz8)

313 I have a friend who is an HR executive with Kraft in Chicago. She ONLY hires young minority men. It's her thing. She has a fixation on downtrodden people being given second, third, etc. chances. She's a complete loon in her personal life. Batshit.

Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:40 PM (AHmrh)
..............

pic?


I can be Paolo

Posted by: Original Jake at September 09, 2016 11:47 PM (maCu0)

314 306 Jay, she married one of the guys years later. She's a Harvard MBA. She thinks it's only fair that she hires the way she does.
Posted by: NCKate at September 09, 2016 11:45 PM (AHmrh)



So ... that would be a "yes" to my question, correct?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:47 PM (SRKgf)

315 those lib fucks should just fuck them selves
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safer that way... Gawd knows what sort of bugs they carry around, besides the Obola worm they named after Shit Midas...

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2016 11:47 PM (dbgcV)

316
Cromwell was easily a military genius many times greater than Washington
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This bugs me about my inability to understand military smarts. As many military people as there are in my family, and as much talk goes on about it, having never been in the military I can't grasp great military strategy. I've read two biographies of Catherine the Great and all the military parts are Greek to me. I want to read a biog of Frederick the Great but I know the same thing will happen. I need to see a movie to "get" anything military.

Funny thing, my cousin who's been in the Corps for about 15 years says she absolutely doesn't get civilian life and she'd freak if she had to live the way I do, contract to contract, going into projects without knowing spit about their tools and architecture or their product/service and having to dive in and start performing.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 09, 2016 11:47 PM (5o5ek)

317 "Hi ont. It's easy for a Raider fan to not watch the NFL, we suck. "




Things may be looking up for Raider Nation. Carr looks like the real deal and they've had some decent drafts since the old man died.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2016 11:47 PM (+liGQ)

318 lousagirl is a raider fan? Well, there are three of us girls now, but I quit watching the a few years ago. Live vicariously thru my bro. He got me some old 60's 70's vids a few years ago for Christmas.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:48 PM (Fmhpe)

319 293 Hillary must be throwing vases again, or ordering someone else to do so on her behalf in between coughing fits.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 09, 2016 11:38 PM (5o5ek)


At this point I think we need a relief vase thrower. Someone who can bring the heat.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:39 PM (SRKgf)

And somebody to remember to throw the vase.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 09, 2016 11:48 PM (WT46P)

320 I kinda like the funky hair colors, although i would not personally do it. I think it's kinda fun stuff.

Posted by: willow at September 09, 2016 11:49 PM (A1MMY)

321 I think I'm going objectively insane. The covariant formulation of the insanity tensor is going strong with me.

I've just been reading above of philosophical arguments over the question "Is beauty objective?" :-)

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at September 09, 2016 11:50 PM (DW+jj)

322 Because corporate HR is full of Womyn's Studies degrees.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:35 PM (LuZz


The Mrs found out last year in her job search that the people in HR don't really look at the resumes when they come in. They have programs scan the resumes looking for "keywords". Once they get that batch, then they look at the resumes that make it through that process.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2016 11:51 PM (1JnAL)

323 "Funny thing, my cousin who's been in the Corps for about 15 years says she absolutely doesn't get civilian life and she'd freak if she had to live the way I do"


You can often spot ex-military. Can be extremely diligent and competent.......but wait for someone to tell them what to do when it's obviously sitting right in front of them.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 09, 2016 11:51 PM (+liGQ)

324 Ricardo, yep, just my luck, the Raiders offense looks quite impressive but I cannot support a league that allows buttholes to sit during the Nstionsl Anthem, but refuse to let Dallas honor murdered Policemen, ugggg

Posted by: lousagirl at September 09, 2016 11:51 PM (9plvG)

325 Hillary: **cough, cough**


Voiceover:



RICO--------law!
RICO--------law!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:51 PM (mvenn)

326
This bugs me about my inability to understand
military smarts. As many military people as there are in my family, and
as much talk goes on about it, having never been in the military I can't
grasp great military strategy.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 09, 2016 11:47 PM (5o5ek)







All military strategy boils down to two quotes from certified military geniuses.

"An army marches on it's stomach." - Some Corsican midget

"Git thar fustest with the mostest" - Some Tennessee cracker

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:52 PM (LuZz8)

327 320 I kinda like the funky hair colors, although i would not personally do it. I think it's kinda fun stuff.
Posted by: willow at September 09, 2016 11:49 PM (A1MMY)


I think it's childish.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:52 PM (SRKgf)

328 Nstionsl=National

Posted by: lousagirl at September 09, 2016 11:52 PM (9plvG)

329
320 I kinda like the funky hair colors, although i would not personally do it. I think it's kinda fun stuff.

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Me three.

I don't know if Milo's tried pink yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if he did. Nor would I mind!

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 09, 2016 11:52 PM (5o5ek)

330 So, I'm updating my resume. What are the key words?

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:53 PM (Fmhpe)

331 >>Why would I hire a lawsuit?

You wouldn't

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 09, 2016 11:53 PM (voOPb)

332 Hate these autocorrect phones, you notice they always get Obama, pelosi, Clinton etc etc

Posted by: lousagirl at September 09, 2016 11:54 PM (9plvG)

333 All righty then. 10:00 PM MST. Time to hit the hay.

Thanks for letting me play! I fully expect to be limerick banned one of these days.


Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:54 PM (mvenn)

334 Jay , that's alright. Lol. I like playful as long as it's not a constant personality trait.

Posted by: willow at September 09, 2016 11:55 PM (A1MMY)

335 Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 09, 2016 11:47 PM (5o5ek)


Knew a truly brilliant AF officer, that said one of the things he loved about the military is there were so many petty things he didn't have to think about, like what to wear each day!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 09, 2016 11:55 PM (wCEn4)

336 Scientist who named a parasite after Obama is a relative of the president.

Thomas Platt, the newly retired biology professor at Saint Mary's College in Indiana who chose the name, says it's an honor, not an insult. Really.

Platt, who discovered and named the flatworm to crown his career before retiring, has more than 30 new species to his credit. In the past, he's named them after his father-in-law, his doctorate adviser "and other people I have a great deal of respect for. This is clearly something in my small way done to honor our president," Platt said Thursday.

Platt, who is a distant relative of the president, says people pay thousands of dollars for the privilege of having a species named after them.

Parasites, which live in and get nutrients from host animals, get a bad rap. Platt says this one reminds him of the president: "It's long. It's thin. And it's cool as hell."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 09, 2016 11:55 PM (IqV8l)

337 I;m done too. Canning it early.

Posted by: Infidel at September 09, 2016 11:55 PM (Fmhpe)

338
Hate these autocorrect phones, you notice they always get Obama, pelosi, Clinton etc etc

Posted by: lousagirl at September 09, 2016 11:54 PM (9plvG)







You gotta grab autocucumber by the haunches and hump it into submission. That's why my phone autocorrects for "SCOAMF" and "squeekhole".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:55 PM (LuZz8)

339
A close encounter with James Tiberius,
Is a scenario that is really quite serious.
It's a no win for you,
Like the Kobayashi Maru,
How he does is it is very mysterious.

Posted by: alien chicks bedded by Kirk at September 09, 2016 11:55 PM (H9MG5)

340 +1 motorboating !!

Posted by: Original Jake at September 09, 2016 11:56 PM (maCu0)

341 Scientist who named a parasite after Obama is a relative of the president.


*****


Oh, one more thing before I go- Why did the prez need a scientist to name a worm after him. Why couldn't he just fluke himself?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 09, 2016 11:56 PM (mvenn)

342
Platt says this one reminds him of the president: "It's long. It's thin. And it's cool as hell."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 09, 2016 11:55 PM (IqV8l)







Oh. A penis.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:56 PM (LuZz8)

343 Iforgot, Milo would look probably great in pretty much anything..he has such a dynamic personality.

Posted by: willow at September 09, 2016 11:57 PM (A1MMY)

344 338 Illtemperedcur, haha so true!!

Posted by: lousagirl at September 09, 2016 11:57 PM (9plvG)

345 The Mrs found out last year in her job search that the people in HR don't really look at the resumes when they come in. They have programs scan the resumes looking for "keywords". Once they get that batch, then they look at the resumes that make it through that process.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2016 11:51 PM (1JnAL)



I had a former grad student for whom I'd gone to bat with the VP R&D of a major company, and a member of the board of directors of that company, and who agreed to interview him based on my say so.

Apparently during the interview he more or less told them to go fuck themselves, then came back to my lab and nonchalantly asked if there were any word regarding the resume he'd submitted to HR at the same company.

Asshole, I hooked you up at board of directors level (!), you burned me with this contact, probably forever, and now you think HR is going to save the day?

I couldn't believe it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:57 PM (SRKgf)

346 290
Poor Hilly. She thought she'd hide herself away and let Trump implode. Well, that strategy took a massive bite out of her big fat ass.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2016 10:51 PM (QX0Xt)
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And to think, it's Bill's fault. He told Trump to run for prez, knowing what chaos he would sow in the GOP. Little did he dream....

Hillary must be throwing vases again, or ordering someone else to do so on her behalf in between coughing fits.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 09, 2016 11:38 PM (5o5ek)


I was thinking more along the lines that Trump wanted to fuck stuff up enough for the GOP so that whoever the party nominated would lose.

But something funny happened on the way, he got the nomination, and now his ego is telling him that he is "this close" to being President, and I know think he wants it.

This election also points out just how unpopular Hillary is and why it shouldn't be a shock that Obama beat her in 08 and Sanders almost did it this year.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 09, 2016 11:58 PM (1JnAL)

347 A place I worked hired a black handicapped woman as out receptionist. The boss thought he hit the hiring trifecta. The rest of us couldn't stand her. She was nice enough, but she was slow - had nothing to do with the crutches, just talked slow - took her about 10 seconds to get through the phone greeting. Drove us nuts. Clients, too.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 09, 2016 11:58 PM (gC1RU)

348 Parasites, which live in and get nutrients from host animals, get a bad rap. Platt says this one reminds him of the president: "It's long. It's thin. And it's cool as hell."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 09, 2016 11:55 PM (IqV8l)


Naming a parasite after a parasite. That's "meta" or something.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2016 11:58 PM (oqkO3)

349 @16 What is it with ugly SJWs and the Crayola hair colors?
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Done right, unusual hair colors can look good (see John Ringo's wife Miriam for a good example). So I suspect that a number of women who don't really want to "waste time" putting effort into prettying themselves up figure that dying their hair is the minimal effort way of boosting their attractiveness.

Of course, the problem is that unusual hair colors typically only help make an already attractive person better looking. If you're not worth looking at in the first place, then dying your hair green is not going to change that.

Posted by: junior at September 09, 2016 11:58 PM (YCyzO)

350 Infidel, Raider girl here, until I die and beyond!!

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:00 AM (9plvG)

351
338
Hate these autocorrect phones, you notice they always get Obama, pelosi, Clinton etc etc

Posted by: lousagirl at September 09, 2016 11:54 PM (9plvG)







You gotta grab autocucumber by the haunches and hump it into submission. That's why my phone autocorrects for "SCOAMF" and "squeekhole".


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 09, 2016 11:55 PM (LuZz


Mine recognizes ONT.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2016 12:01 AM (bMG0w)

352 go Packers!!!

(
the wife hates that.....

Posted by: Original Jake at September 10, 2016 12:01 AM (wt2BS)

353 Of course, the problem is that unusual hair colors typically only help make an already attractive person better looking. If you're not worth looking at in the first place, then dying your hair green is not going to change that.

Posted by: junior at September 09, 2016 11:58 PM (YCyzO)


"Wow! Nice hair. Butterface. Butterboobs (and the lack thereof). Butterass (and the plethora thereof). Buttercankles. On second thought, weird hair!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 12:02 AM (oqkO3)

354 Mine recognizes chtulhu

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:03 AM (9plvG)

355 352 go Packers!!!


Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 10, 2016 12:03 AM (voOPb)

356
343 Iforgot, Milo would look probably great in pretty much anything..he has such a dynamic personality.

------------------------

On top of a very pretty face and a nice physique. Anything looks good on that.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 10, 2016 12:03 AM (5o5ek)

357
* recalls mention of Blue-footed boobies last night*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2016 12:03 AM (w35Hj)

358 No, he's two-and-a-half. A little bit too much of a free spirit (i.e. don't blink or he'll run off). Got out on the highway the other day, nearly gave me a heart attack.

I don't hang out on the pet thread much. Look in occasionally. It tends to devolve into the dead pet thread, which doesn't appeal much to me.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
--------------------
I haven't put a leash on Tucker in forever. I'm pretty proud of how well he's trained...
Today, he darted across the street to greet a neighbor (his favorite) & came within inches of being squished by a speeding Acura...

I literally got sick after getting him in the house safely - and minutes later, Shirley called me crying, feeling responsible...

Obligatory :
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc3OnSQc48s

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 12:03 AM (x81dz)

359 My autocomplete recognizes both schadenboner and autocucumber. Heh.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2016 12:04 AM (0mRoj)

360 So what is a butterball turkey?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 10, 2016 12:04 AM (IqV8l)

361 Boooo packers

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:04 AM (9plvG)

362
Asshole, I hooked you up at board of directors level (!), you burned me with this contact, probably forever, and now you think HR is going to save the day?

I couldn't believe it.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:57 PM (SRKgf)
--------------------

Sounds like he had grad-student-smarts instead of street smarts.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 10, 2016 12:05 AM (5o5ek)

363 Raider girl here, until I die and beyond!!

Posted by: lousagirl
________

Who, in your black and silver opinion, was the best Raider ever?

Posted by: FireHorse at September 10, 2016 12:06 AM (gC1RU)

364 Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:04 AM (9plvG)

Jealousy will get you nowhere

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 10, 2016 12:06 AM (voOPb)

365 Well I'm off to a gun show in Granbury in the morning. Later peeps.

Posted by: Country Boy at September 10, 2016 12:06 AM (Idu2i)

366 Ouch. PS4 has declared that they will not allow mods for Fallout 4 or Skyrim Remastered.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2016 12:06 AM (bMG0w)

367 Democrats wonder and worry, "Why isn't Hillary far ahead of Trump?"

^^^ From Drudge link at WAPO

Some Democrats must be very stupid if they haven't figured this out yet. She may very well win, but few people actually like her.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 10, 2016 12:07 AM (EnGQE)

368 So let me get this straight:

1. Individuals don't need guns because the cops are here to protect us

2. Cops are killing all the black people

3. The Crips and Bloods walk together in solidarity to protest against the cops killing black people and the media praises them for it.DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHAT FUCKING IRONY IS??? Do the media, or even the gangs for that matter, know how many black deaths the Crips and Bloods are responsible for?

4. In Milwaukee a black cop kills a black man so the obvious response is for the entire black population to attack white people.

Do Doug Baldwin (a player I am a fan of) and Kaepernick really believe we have a system where we intentionally go out and try to kill black people. Do they think this is a part of a large nation wide plan? Do they know the president is black?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at September 10, 2016 12:07 AM (18h+i)

369 >>> You gotta grab autocucumber by the haunches and hump it into
submission. That's why my phone autocorrects for "SCOAMF" and
"squeekhole".




"Mine recognizes ONT."

::: applauds :::

Having your personal devices reporting back distinctively used keywords will be *so* useful during Induction Month!

Posted by: Happy Fun Camp Activities Director at September 10, 2016 12:07 AM (noWW6)

370 Fen, before I head out, dropped you a brief email.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2016 12:07 AM (0mRoj)

371 Where my son goes to college there is only one punishment for ANY honor code violation, immediate dismissal.

Drummed out at 3:33am with the entire student body in attendance and they are forbidden by tradition to ever speak the name again.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 10, 2016 12:08 AM (6bMel)

372
She may very well win, but few people actually like her.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 10, 2016 12:07 AM


She will be the 21st century Nixon because sexism.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 10, 2016 12:09 AM (IqV8l)

373 >>>Well what did you expect when the cops are being attacked? Murder rates rose in 25% of largest U.S. cities.

The people most virulently opposed to the police live in areas where they will be killed off at greater rates due to decreased police presence. So essentially, it's a selfcorrecting problem. Darwin at work.

Posted by: Yuimetal at September 10, 2016 12:09 AM (+wjl1)

374 a-dios

Posted by: Original Jake at September 10, 2016 12:10 AM (wt2BS)

375 373 >>>Well what did you expect when the cops are being attacked? Murder rates rose in 25% of largest U.S. cities.

The people most virulently opposed to the police live in areas where they will be killed off at greater rates due to decreased police presence. So essentially, it's a selfcorrecting problem. Darwin at work.
Posted by: Yuimetal at September 10, 2016 12:09 AM (+wjl1)

This wouldn't bother me as much if it was just the bangers killing each other, and not innocent victims, kids catching stray bullets and the like.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2016 12:11 AM (0mRoj)

376 363 Fiehorse, easy answer is Jake The Snake, right answer Tim Brown, but correct answer is Art Shell

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:12 AM (9plvG)

377 354
Mine recognizes chtulhu

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:03 AM (9plvG)


Heh.

Of course, I'm a Luddite -- I don't own a "smart phone" -- I own a clamshell dumb phone that makes and receives phone calls. I've done about a dozen texts (sent and received) so far this year. And if it rings and doesn't say "Moron Hat" or similar on the screen, I won't answer.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 12:12 AM (EzgxV)

378
I had a former grad student for whom I'd gone to bat with the VP R&D of a major company, and a member of the board of directors of that company, and who agreed to interview him based on my say so.

Apparently during the interview he more or less told them to go fuck themselves, then came back to my lab and nonchalantly asked if there were any word regarding the resume he'd submitted to HR at the same company.

Asshole, I hooked you up at board of directors level (!), you burned me with this contact, probably forever, and now you think HR is going to save the day?

I couldn't believe it.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 09, 2016 11:57 PM (SRKgf)


Parents of a kid at church asked me to write a letter or recommendation for him to my college, I said sure. It's a small school, and the admission's director interviewed me when I applied. This director had been at another school several years before I interviewed and she interviewed my sister. She was also from the same town we lived in, and her dad was a friend of my dad. Needless to say, I've known her longer than from when I was in school. She even keeps in touch with you when you are a student and after you graduate. To say she is beloved by the alumni would be an understatement.

So, kid's parents want a recommendation. I write one, mother gets pissed off because it wasn't the "form" letter that somebody thought was the end all be all. At this point, I had known the admissions' director for 25 years, I didn't need a form letter to her. The admissions' director sends me back a handwritten note thanking me for the letter, but the mother is pissed about it. No big deal, and the kid gets in. Now, mom is all happy about it. After I did this for them and caught grief from them, the kid gets kicked out for an honor code violation.

After that happened, they barely spoke to us at church again.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:12 AM (1JnAL)

379 Ash vs Evil Dead Soundtrack:

"Space Truckin' (1997 Remix)"
Deep Purple

"End Of The Line"
Frijid Pink

"Journey to the Center of the Mind"
Amboy Dukes

"Highway Star (1997 Remix)"
Deep Purple

"Knife-Edge"
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

"Loose"
The Stooges

"Midnight Rider"
The Allman Brothers Band

"Here I Go Again"
Whitesnake

"Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow"
Funkadelic

"Down by the Water"
PJ Harvey

"Is It My Body"
Alice Cooper

"Stranglehold"
Ted Nugent

"Be My Lover"
Alice Cooper

"All My Ex's Live in Texas"
Whitey Shafer

"Freakin' Out" Death

"Renegade"
Styx

"Time Has Come Today"
Bootsy Collins

"The Two of Us Together"
Don Gibsonand Sue Thompson

"Just the Two of Us"
Bill Withers

"I Could Write a Book"
Dinah Washington

"End Of The Line" Frijid Pink

"No More Mr. Nice Guy"
Alice Cooper

"Back in Black"
AC/DC

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 10, 2016 12:12 AM (VdICR)

380 "Democrats wonder and worry, 'Why isn't Hillary far ahead of Trump?'"

Bela Pelosi is starting to talk confidently about taking back the House, as part of a double digit Hillary wave election. The last time Pelosi was this jazzed before the election was just before she lost the Speaker's gavel.

So we get to look forward to another cycle of the House being run by Speaker Paul Ryan. Um. Yay team? Second look at Pelosi?

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 12:12 AM (noWW6)

381
Do Doug Baldwin (a player I am a fan of) and Kaepernick really believe we have a system where we intentionally go out and try to kill black people. Do they think this is a part of a large nation wide plan?
-----------------------

Yes. Wasn't that the prevailing view during the OJ trial? LA cops find two dead white people, so they immediately jump on the chance to frame a famous Black guy.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 10, 2016 12:13 AM (5o5ek)

382 "Well I'm off to a gun show in Granbury in the morning. Later peeps."



CB, just saw your email from like two weeks ago. Sorry, I'm shit at checking my mail.

Appreciate the offer and happy hunting at the gun show.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 10, 2016 12:13 AM (+liGQ)

383 >>>the Broncos' Brandon Marshall loses endorsement deal after kneeling for national anthem

I'm glad some adveriser has integrity, but I'm afraid integrity will lose out in the end. Kaepernick's stunt sells jerseys and is being aped by his fellow athletes.

Posted by: Yuimetal at September 10, 2016 12:13 AM (+wjl1)

384 After that happened, they barely spoke to us at church again.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:12 AM (1JnAL)

Like it's your fault their kid's a douchenozzle.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2016 12:13 AM (0mRoj)

385 Anti-socialist conservatives love a national anthem 'enacted' by a socialist Congress and White House. (FDR)

Anti-socialist small gov conservatives support socialist big gov police unions. Then, use socialist big gov police unions to shut down ideological opponents.

Conservatives love a Pledge and flag salute to support big Gov, written and invented by a socialist & 'enacted' by a socialist Congress & White House. (FDR)

What Conservatives are really saying: "Patriotism isn't compulsory! ...but, we'll punish anyone who doesn't stand & sing the socialist national anthem & offer a socialist salute to the flag."

If you'd just tell the world what you really believe?

Yeah...that'd be great.


Posted by: The Hot gates at September 10, 2016 12:14 AM (k3uSs)

386 "I'm actually old enough to remember the good old days, and they weren't all that good in many ways," Clinton said. "That message where 'I'll give you America great again' is if you're a white Southerner, you know exactly what it means, don't you?"

Correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports from New York
The crowd roared as Clinton continued. "What it means is 'I'll give you an economy you had 50 years ago, and I'll move you back up on the social totem pole and other people down,'" he said.

The problem is, Clinton himself has used the same phrase several times in the past.

He used it repeatedly while running for president in 1991 and 1992, declaring at one Little Rock, Ark., event, "Together, we can make America great again."

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at September 10, 2016 12:15 AM (e8kgV)

387 "Fiehorse, easy answer is Jake The Snake, right answer Tim Brown, but correct answer is Art Shell"



No Bo Jackson?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 10, 2016 12:16 AM (+liGQ)

388 358
No, he's two-and-a-half. A little bit too much of a free spirit (i.e.
don't blink or he'll run off). Got out on the highway the other day,
nearly gave me a heart attack.



I don't hang out on the pet thread much. Look in occasionally. It
tends to devolve into the dead pet thread, which doesn't appeal much to
me.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon

--------------------

I haven't put a leash on Tucker in forever. I'm pretty proud of how well he's trained...

Today, he darted across the street to greet a neighbor (his
favorite) came within inches of being squished by a speeding
Acura...



I literally got sick after getting him in the house safely - and minutes later, Shirley called me crying, feeling responsible...



Obligatory :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc3OnSQc48s

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 12:03 AM (x81dz)


Did he "get it" about why important people in his life are upset?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 12:16 AM (EzgxV)

389 This is what it looks like when it goes potatoes all the way down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DisBq73CfhQ

Posted by: Kindltot at September 10, 2016 12:16 AM (e9hKK)

390 I don't own a "smart phone" -- I own a clamshell dumb phone that makes and receives phone calls...
- cthulhu
----------------

Sometimes.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 12:16 AM (6Qufo)

391 Yikes!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2016 12:17 AM (mxCgt)

392 364 Ms Hun, I truly am, wish my Raiders could get it together

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:17 AM (9plvG)

393 The professor is ostensibly teaching Gender Studies. But she's really just teaching her lifestyle; How to be a Purple-Haired, Man-Hating, America-Blaming, Book-Burner with Unresolved Daddy Issues, Outdated Shoes and a Bad Haircut.

It would be just as intellectually honest and much more fun to hire Billy Ray to teach Redneck Studies, with a syllabus including:

*"Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Bass Fishin'--with Dynamite!"
* "The Phallus: Why My Huntin' Dog Bo is Humpin' Yer Leg"
* "Nonviolent Responses to the Terrorist Who Ate the Last Hushpuppy"
*"Queer Musicology: How Did That Elton John 8-Track Get Stuck in My '72 Trans Am?"
and
"Beer".

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 10, 2016 12:17 AM (Ndje9)

394
Bela Pelosi is starting to talk confidently about taking back the House, as part of a double digit Hillary wave election. The last time Pelosi was this jazzed before the election was just before she lost the Speaker's gavel.

Would the Dem takeover of the House necessarily mean Pelosi taking charge? Are there no other Dems available?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 10, 2016 12:17 AM (IqV8l)

395
Democrats wonder and worry, "Why isn't Hillary far ahead of Trump?"

^^^ From Drudge link at WAPO

Some Democrats must be very stupid if they haven't figured this out yet.
---------------------

Two posts in a row about the incomprehensible "mind" of a liberal. I don't even see how people who are close to Hillary or working for her can possibly believe a word they say.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 10, 2016 12:17 AM (5o5ek)

396 367 Democrats wonder and worry, "Why isn't Hillary far ahead of Trump?"

^^^ From Drudge link at WAPO

Some Democrats must be very stupid if they haven't figured this out yet. She may very well win, but few people actually like her.
Posted by: FelonSpoke at September 10, 2016 12:07 AM (EnGQE)


There's an old saying in politics about the GOP and the Democrats:

The GOP faithful will fall in line behind the candidate eventually, but the Dem faithful have to fall in love with the candidate.

That's why any Sanders supporters have now become the most ardent Hillary supporters.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:18 AM (1JnAL)

397 * "Nonviolent Responses to the Terrorist Who Ate the Last Hushpuppy"

Oh hell no. The sumbitch who ate the last hushpuppy is gettin' an asswhoopin.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2016 12:19 AM (0mRoj)

398 Sheesh friday night and a troll has no where else to go

Posted by: willow at September 10, 2016 12:19 AM (A1MMY)

399 Oh well, slink off to bed.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 10, 2016 12:19 AM (6bMel)

400 Got home a little earlier than usual (although not as early as I'd like to be our habit), to make sure the cats were able to come inside: The storm line that stretches from St Louis to Amarillo is just coming upon us. Lightning, still too far away to be heard, flashes in the West. The wind has picked up, and wafts through the oaks, sounding like light surf. And it's cooling off, which is welcome.

A day of frustrations, near-escapes, and delays, mostly involving computers. I have to say, shopping for electronics, there's no point in going to Staples or Wal-Mart anymore. What we needed wasn't even on the shelves. Ordered through Amazon Prime, to be delivered on Sunday (via the PO Box, so, Monday morning) at no shipping charge.

So, have I missed anything worth noting in almost 400 comments? Surely there's a gem or two in there amongst the poop jokes and boob pics?

Posted by: mindful webworker - in the bunker at September 10, 2016 12:19 AM (V+bdf)

401 Ricardo, Bo Jackson was my first thought, that run down the sidelines was one of the most impressive things I've ever seen, but alas, his career was cut short by a dirt play!

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:20 AM (9plvG)

402 He used it repeatedly while running for president in 1991 and 1992, declaring at one Little Rock, Ark., event, "Together, we can make America great again."
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy
-----------

He also used it in 2008 when Hillary was running against Barky. It was used in an ad with a voice-over, "I'm Hillary Clinton, and I approved this ad".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2016 12:20 AM (mxCgt)

403 390
I don't own a "smart phone" -- I own a clamshell dumb phone that makes and receives phone calls...

- cthulhu

----------------



Sometimes.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 12:16 AM (6Qufo)


Wait -- was this recently?

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 12:21 AM (EzgxV)

404
Would the Dem takeover of the House necessarily mean Pelosi taking charge?
-------------------

I can't think of anyone else except possibly Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 10, 2016 12:21 AM (5o5ek)

405 Night, Jinxy. Didn't even realize you were here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 10, 2016 12:22 AM (+liGQ)

406 Knew a truly brilliant AF officer, that said one of the things he loved about the military is there were so many petty things he didn't have to think about, like what to wear each day!
Posted by: Hrothgar at September 09, 2016 11:55 PM (wCEn4)


Yeah, there are a lot of geeks in the service. More than you'd expect. A lot of people who just don't do well unless they've got explicit guidance on how to dress, where to be, etc.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 10, 2016 12:22 AM (FYrz1)

407 >>>After ripping down the posters, video footage of the incident reveals that the professor came over to tell the students that they were not allowed to put up posters on that part of campus, because it was not a free speech zone.


They should have physically interposed themselves between this bozo and the posters. Let her physically accost them, and then sue her ass into oblivion.

Posted by: Yuimetal at September 10, 2016 12:22 AM (+wjl1)

408 @394 Would the Dem takeover of the House necessarily mean Pelosi taking charge? Are there no other Dems available?
----------------------

If there were, they'd probably have replaced her by now. Losing your majority is typically a sign that it's time for new leadership. But neither Pelosi nor Reid got replaced when that happened. I suspect that both of them know where a lot of bodies are buried.

Posted by: junior at September 10, 2016 12:23 AM (YCyzO)

409 Sorry chtulhu didn't mean to call you out but my phone knows and loves you, as do i

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:23 AM (9plvG)

410 @396 That's why any Sanders supporters have now become the most ardent Hillary supporters.
----------------

Maybe.

On the other hand, I heard the other day that Sanders supporters are behind the DNC hack.

Posted by: junior at September 10, 2016 12:23 AM (YCyzO)

411 I'm so old my first memory of a phone was the phone was shared by people i didn't know..a party line? Anyway you would pick it up and sre if you would be able to call out

Posted by: willow at September 10, 2016 12:24 AM (A1MMY)

412 "Conservatives love a Pledge and flag salute to support big Gov, written
and invented by a socialist 'enacted' by a socialist Congress
White House"

Like many of you, I was frequently troubled by the smell of burning straw men. But I've enjoyed comfortable relief thanks to the Reek-B-Gone Odor Evacuator(tm).

The powerful Reek-B-Gone quickly gets rid of that distinctive troublesome stench, and for only pennies per hour in electricity. It operates in nearly complete silence. Plus, it comes with a lifetime warranty! Order now!

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 12:24 AM (noWW6)

413 "So, have I missed anything worth noting in almost 400 comments? Surely there's a gem or two in there amongst the poop jokes and boob pics?"




I thought those were the gems..........?


*wrinkles brow*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 10, 2016 12:25 AM (+liGQ)

414 411 I'm so old my first memory of a phone was the phone was shared by people i didn't know..a party line? Anyway you would pick it up and sre if you would be able to call out
Posted by: willow at September 10, 2016 12:24 AM (A1MMY)

I thought a party line was where you paid $2.99 a minute for female-ish sounding people to talk dirty to you. Well, so I've heard. From a friend. Who moved to Canada.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2016 12:26 AM (0mRoj)

415
I'm so old my first memory of a phone was the phone was shared by people i didn't know..a party line? Anyway you would pick it up and sre if you would be able to call out
Posted by: willow


Sarah, get me Andy Taylor.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 10, 2016 12:26 AM (IqV8l)

416 lousagirl @ 376 -

Conventional wisdom says its Marcus Allen.

My wisdom on the matter is unconventional. As a Broncos fan, I say it's the guy that drove me the most nuts. So the best Raider ever is Dave Casper.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 10, 2016 12:26 AM (gC1RU)

417 They should have physically interposed themselves between this bozo and the posters. Let her physically accost them, and then sue her ass into oblivion.

Posted by: Yuimetal at September 10, 2016 12:22 AM (+wjl1)


You know what would be funny as Hell? have 'em come back on Monday, dressed in head-toe-black burkas, with veils, and put up copies of the self-same posters, shout "aloha snackbar" or some variant thereof, and celebrate the great victory of islam over the infidels. And see if that dumb twat comes out to tear them down.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 12:26 AM (oqkO3)

418 Damn, it's been forever since I visited Shorpy. Thanks to whoever pitched the link.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 12:26 AM (EzgxV)

419 409
Sorry chtulhu didn't mean to call you out but my phone knows and loves you, as do i

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:23 AM (9plvG)


I just wish we could have met in May.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

420 Wow. Just watched the 17yo Tina playing Moonlight Sonata.

Calls to mind Beethoven let loose in a modern music emporium at the mall by Bill & Ted.

I'd like to think Ludwig would approve of the arrangement.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Mister Beatoffen at September 10, 2016 12:29 AM (V+bdf)

421 If there were, they'd probably have replaced her by now. Losing your majority is typically a sign that it's time for new leadership. But neither Pelosi nor Reid got replaced when that happened. I suspect that both of them know where a lot of bodies are buried.
Posted by: junior at September 10, 2016 12:23 AM (YCyzO)


The Dems have almost no rising talent. Obama was the young star, but 2010 and 2014 basically wiped out a whole bunch of young Democrats. It'll be even uglier in 2020, assuming that the Republicans can maintain their control at the state level.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 10, 2016 12:30 AM (FYrz1)

422 "But neither Pelosi nor Reid got replaced when that happened. I suspect that both of them know where a lot of bodies are buried."

Considering Reid's years on the gaming commission in heavily mobbed-up Las Vegas, and the close ties to the Baltimore outfit by Pelosi's father, you may be closer to the truth than you imagine.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 12:30 AM (noWW6)

423 31 Yeah, but he suffers from Rick Perry Syndrome, known to historical scholars as Alleprosy...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at September 10, 2016 12:31 AM (Kucy5)

424 I can remember party lines, our lake cabin (dearly departed) had one. You could just pick up the receiver and hear people talking away. They might notice that someone had picked up, might not.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 10, 2016 12:31 AM (+liGQ)

425 unfortunately, "We have met the enemy and he is us"

--Pogo

Posted by: Kindltot at September 10, 2016 12:31 AM (e9hKK)

426
Did he "get it" about why important people in his life are upset?
Posted by: cthulhu
----------------

I think so. I grabbed him by the scruff, walked the 100+ feet & threw him in the house. Then I closed the doggy door.
He's been hiding under the pillows ever since. His usual M.O. when he's knows that he fucked up.

*shit, that's been a good 6 hours - I should probably take him outside.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 12:31 AM (6Qufo)

427
The Dems have almost no rising talent.

It's about time someone from the Congressional Black Caucus got the leadership role.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 10, 2016 12:31 AM (IqV8l)

428 Dick pics stopped one of the rising stars of the Democrat party. Gone limp.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2016 12:31 AM (bMG0w)

429 407 After ripping down the posters, video footage of the incident reveals
that the professor came over to tell the students that they were not
allowed to put up posters on that part of campus, because it was not a
free speech zone.


Then why was SHE entitled to an opinion?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at September 10, 2016 12:32 AM (Kucy5)

430 Firehouse, yes Marcus Allen was great, but Janikowski could be counted as one of the best

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:32 AM (9plvG)

431 Check the sidebar link to KISS showin' how it's done. As a bonus, it's on Allen B. West's site.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 12:33 AM (EzgxV)

432 371 Where my son goes to college there is only one punishment for ANY honor code violation, immediate dismissal.

Drummed out at 3:33am with the entire student body in attendance and they are forbidden by tradition to ever speak the name again.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 10, 2016 12:08 AM (6bMel)


He's at VMI isn't he? Or was it The Citadel?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:34 AM (1JnAL)

433 @421
The Dems have almost no rising talent. Obama was the young star, but 2010 and 2014 basically wiped out a whole bunch of young Democrats. It'll be even uglier in 2020, assuming that the Republicans can maintain their control at the state level.
-------------------------

So what you're saying is that San Francisco and New York City are going to become even more prominent within the Democratic national party apparatus?

Posted by: junior at September 10, 2016 12:34 AM (YCyzO)

434 ... as could Ray Guy.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 10, 2016 12:34 AM (gC1RU)

435 Ray guy, yes

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:35 AM (9plvG)

436 "Dick pics stopped one of the rising stars of the Democrat party. Gone limp."

The _New York Post_: "Erections Have Consequences".

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 12:36 AM (noWW6)

437 Insomniac..ha.

Ricardo yes it was at our cabin in oak creek canyon..az. Anyway a weird memory.

Posted by: willow at September 10, 2016 12:36 AM (A1MMY)

438 Yes. Wasn't that the prevailing view during the OJ trial? LA cops find two dead white people, so they immediately jump on the chance to frame a famous Black guy.
Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 10, 2016 12:13 AM (5o5ek)


I thought it was more like the AA community was getting back at "The System" by letting OJ off. They knew OJ was guilty, but there was no way in hell that he was going to get convicted after Rodney King.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:36 AM (1JnAL)

439 420 Wow. Just watched the 17yo Tina playing Moonlight Sonata.

Calls to mind Beethoven let loose in a modern music emporium at the mall by Bill & Ted.

I'd like to think Ludwig would approve of the arrangement.
Posted by: mindful webworker - Mister Beatoffen at September 10, 2016 12:29 AM (V+bdf)

She's definitely got chops. She's a little off-tempo in places but she'll be crazy good after her playing matures a little more.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2016 12:37 AM (0mRoj)

440 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at September 10, 2016 12:38 AM (4HySM)

441 Yuimetal: ...They should have physically interposed themselves between this bozo and the posters. Let her physically accost them, and then sue her ass into oblivion.

They should have just stapled one the posters to her forehead. Oh, but then, they'd be sued. Worth it.

*-o-O-*

Ricardo Kill: "...poop jokes and boob pics..." I thought those were the gems..........?

*smacks forehead* Of course! What was I thinking?

*-o-O-*

Thunder being heard now. Weather map shows there's a second front which has formed behind the first, and it looks like they're combining. We may be in for a classic Oklahoma storm. Or nothingburger, as has happened several times this summer.

Posted by: mindful webworker - could use some rain at September 10, 2016 12:38 AM (V+bdf)

442
It's about time someone from the Congressional Black Caucus got the leadership role.
-----------------

That would be hilarious.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 10, 2016 12:39 AM (5o5ek)

443 Can't believe I forgot about Marcus Allen.


Maybe because he ended his career as a Chief?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 10, 2016 12:39 AM (+liGQ)

444 426


Did he "get it" about why important people in his life are upset?

Posted by: cthulhu

----------------



I think so. I grabbed him by the scruff, walked the 100+ feet threw him in the house. Then I closed the doggy door.

He's been hiding under the pillows ever since. His usual M.O. when he's knows that he fucked up.



*shit, that's been a good 6 hours - I should probably take him outside.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 12:31 AM (6Qufo)


Oh, I have no doubt that he knows he fucked up -- but does he "get it" about what specifically he did? Did he hear the screech of brakes and smell the burnt rubber? Did he hear Shirley crying? If he understands it, you have a far diminished risk going forward. If he doesn't, he might just figure that you'll go ballistic one out of every 20-50 times he doesn't respond to "heel".

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 12:39 AM (EzgxV)

445 It's about time someone in the Congressional Black Caucus got the leadership role.
-----------------

The entire Capitol could capsize.

Posted by: Rep. Hank Johnson, (D)umbass at September 10, 2016 12:40 AM (4HySM)

446 Ashley Judd's.......

Yes he is at VMI. One of his older brothers is one of your brother alums.

The eldest from Randolph-Macon.

They all went their own way, for certain.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 10, 2016 12:41 AM (BuB4M)

447
I thought it was more like the AA community was getting back at "The System" by letting OJ off. They knew OJ was guilty, but there was no way in hell that he was going to get convicted after Rodney King.
------------------

Could be. I'm strictly going by my memory of talk radio at the time, which was all "those cops have it in for him because he's black" and conspiracy theories about the LAPD so insane it would blow your mind.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 10, 2016 12:41 AM (5o5ek)

448 I was never on a party line, but my brother was when he moved to rural Missouri - with the inevitable snoopy neighbor who was always listening in on everyone's calls.

My earliest experience with phones, as I've noted before, was voice-activated dialing. I picked up the handset on the dial-less desk set, the operator said, "Number, ple-ase?" and I recited my friend Tom's number because it was easy to remember: "Two Four Six." And it started ringing.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dial "O" for operator at September 10, 2016 12:41 AM (V+bdf)

449 Anyway just popped in to see all your shiny clean faces. Have to leave .
Be good

Posted by: willow at September 10, 2016 12:41 AM (A1MMY)

450 Like it's your fault their kid's a douchenozzle.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2016 12:13 AM (0mRoj)


He was his mother's son.

His mom is/was a bitch.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:41 AM (1JnAL)

451 Shit.
Just walked by the TV - Ming Tsao & Jaques Pepin cooking together? How did I miss this??

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 12:42 AM (6Qufo)

452 night beautiful people! God Bless

Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:42 AM (9plvG)

453
The entire Capitol could capsize.
---------------

lol

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Bingo at September 10, 2016 12:43 AM (5o5ek)

454 As a side note, Gaby is trained to sit on the curb until explicitly told to cross. She'll lope along the sidewalk going where she wants to go and then -- boom! -- butt hits the concrete before stepping down to the street.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 12:44 AM (EzgxV)

455 Maybe because he ended his career as a Chief?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
________

He was incredible as a Chief, too. Fought for every inch.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 10, 2016 12:44 AM (gC1RU)

456 Got home a little earlier than usual (although not as early as I'd like to be our habit), to make sure the cats were able to come inside: The storm line that stretches from St Louis to Amarillo is just coming upon us. Lightning, still too far away to be heard, flashes in the West. The wind has picked up, and wafts through the oaks, sounding like light surf. And it's cooling off, which is welcome.

...

Posted by: mindful webworker - in the bunker


That right there, was a truly fine bit of reading, even if only a short paragraph's worth.

I've sat of a porch on a ranch or three, when such was in the near-distant skies. Sometimes with friends, sometimes by myself.

But, when seeing those storms roll in, I'm fully aware that I'm certainly not alone there on that porch.

How could I be alone, when I'm a spectator to His majesty, writ large across the sky?

The bourbon and cigar taste especially wonderful on one of those porches, and I'll hope to savor them all together again, with sooner preferred over later.

Again, salute to you Mindful. That one struck a chord.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 10, 2016 12:45 AM (v5iqM)

457 Thomas Platt, the newly retired biology professor at Saint Mary's College in Indiana who chose the name, says it's an honor, not an insult. Really.

Fuck you, Platt.

Posted by: The Slimy Parasitic Worm Named After Obama at September 10, 2016 12:45 AM (RrDm2)

458 >>>oak creek canyon..az.

Willow how far is that from the Payson area?

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 10, 2016 12:46 AM (voOPb)

459 "Weather map shows there's a second front which has formed behind the first, and it looks like they're combining. We may be in for a classic Oklahoma storm."




Just looked at the radar. That's quite a wall of red and yellow sweeping down through OK, KS, and, MO.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 10, 2016 12:46 AM (+liGQ)

460
The entire Capitol could capsize.
---------------


Don't see a problem.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 10, 2016 12:47 AM (IqV8l)

461 "They knew OJ was guilty, but there was no way in hell that he was going to get convicted after Rodney King."

I will always remember Poppy Bush, in his adenoidal preppy voice, after the LAPD officers in the King case had been acquitted, and Los Angeles was exploding in horrific mass violence, for everyone to "calm down, and let the appeals process work".

I don't know about the rest of you, but I learned in seventh grade civics that acquittals aren't appealable (except under certain very rare circumstances).

Apparently they don't teach that stuff at Choate or Yale.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 12:47 AM (noWW6)

462 *whew!*


Close tags for the save!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 10, 2016 12:48 AM (v5iqM)

463 Guess I better get something to eat. These cooking shows on cable ruin my appetite but I can't put it off any more.

Ciao, all!

Posted by: FireHorse at September 10, 2016 12:49 AM (gC1RU)

464
Wait -- was this recently?
Posted by: cthulhu
------------------
Yes.
In fact, I think it was last night's OOT that I stated that I was looking for you lately. And admitted why.
Guess I'm kinda over it now

And, there was no screech of brakes - just an Acura SUV @ 40mph as he darted. Surprised he didnt do a header into the drivers door...

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 12:50 AM (6Qufo)

465 To the morons who have said good night

Sweet dreams Horde

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 10, 2016 12:51 AM (voOPb)

466 385

If you'd just tell the world what you really believe?

Yeah...that'd be great.


Posted by: The Hot gates at September 10, 2016 12:14 AM (k3uSs)


Don't think anyone here supports the "Police Union", we support the rank and file cops.

We don't support "the government", we support the Republic for which it stands. Big difference.

If someone doesn't stand for the national anthem, that is their right. It is also my right to point out why I think he is wrong and to boycott him.

I mean, you don't support the boycott of Chic Fil A do you?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:51 AM (1JnAL)

467 376 363 Fiehorse, easy answer is Jake The Snake, right answer Tim Brown, but correct answer is Art Shell
Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:12 AM (9plvG)


Otto Graham

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:52 AM (1JnAL)

468 Hope is a tease .. designed to prevent us from accepting reality

Posted by: Dowager Countess Grantham at September 10, 2016 12:53 AM (e8kgV)

469 A parasite worm said "Oh damn, ah

Ain't got no name. but no drama"

A professor named Platt,

Who was quite a prat,

Said, "I'll name you for Barack Obama!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 12:54 AM (oqkO3)

470 Dogs are dogs. They do mess up about leaving the yard
They need daily obedience training & reinforcement
Dreamer will be great for a week and then forgets everything he has learned for the past 2 years

So glad little Tucker is with us.

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 10, 2016 12:54 AM (voOPb)

471 >> Posted by: mindful webworker - in the bunker

How you get all those italics without ending up barreled?

Shee-it.

Posted by: JEM at September 10, 2016 12:55 AM (TppKb)

472 Maybe.

On the other hand, I heard the other day that Sanders supporters are behind the DNC hack.
Posted by: junior at September 10, 2016 12:23 AM (YCyzO)



That was all done before the convention.

They are falling in love with her. I've seen it from friends I grew up with. They called her every name in the book before the convention. Now? They are posting puff pieces about her on BookFace.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:55 AM (1JnAL)

473 WTF is going on about the purple hair, tats, piercings, ritual scarifications, etc. ?
Did Burning Man let out or something?

Posted by: navybrat at September 10, 2016 12:57 AM (w7KSn)

474 Jim: ...That right there, was a truly fine bit of reading, even if only a short paragraph's worth....

It's an inspiring Autumn storm.

Rain has started. Was a light but steady rain, now coming down more heavily. Thunder occasionally. Lovely, but the booms are kryptonite to my poor, sensitive canine friend.

It's okay, boy, it's okay. Pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat pat

Posted by: mindful webworker - dial at September 10, 2016 12:57 AM (V+bdf)

475 466: never debate drive by trolls. Those creatures simply drop there shit and pleasure themselves.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 10, 2016 12:57 AM (20X6f)

476 >> A professor named Platt,

There once was a prof name of Platt
At whose attitude everyone spat

...unfortunately, I need to go pick up my daughter and can't spend the next twenty minutes finishing this.

Posted by: JEM at September 10, 2016 12:57 AM (TppKb)

477 467 376 363 Fiehorse, easy answer is Jake The Snake, right answer Tim Brown, but correct answer is Art Shell
Posted by: lousagirl at September 10, 2016 12:12 AM (9plvG)


Otto Graham
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:52 AM (1JnAL)

Pete Banazyk (WI kid) my old man use to sell his trucks. Otis Sistrunk, Ted The Stork

My favorite AFC team is the raiders

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 10, 2016 12:58 AM (voOPb)

478 446 Ashley Judd's.......

Yes he is at VMI. One of his older brothers is one of your brother alums.

The eldest from Randolph-Macon.

They all went their own way, for certain.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 10, 2016 12:41 AM (BuB4M)

I guess the eldest ate a lot of paste at his graduation?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:59 AM (1JnAL)

479 >> They are falling in love with her.

Not love. Just crack whores who need their next fix.

Posted by: JEM at September 10, 2016 01:02 AM (TppKb)

480 A belated reply to Chi, on last night's ONT #356 re my saying I'd been dragging around a bogus URL in my nic: it was working yesterday or the day before when I clicked it MWW. You linked an old cartoon...

As the saying goes, that was zen this is tao. Changed up the link later, as I often do. For my art. You remember art link later?

Whew, it's tough taking care of old correspondence!

Posted by: mindful webworker - that was what this is where? at September 10, 2016 01:02 AM (V+bdf)

481 "1 Socialist on the Run "

Every time a socialist dictator gets his due, up an angel gets his wings.

Posted by: Ripley at September 10, 2016 01:03 AM (NbRJx)

482 But I love the Packers
Grew up 30 minutes from Lambeau field
I inherited my dads season tickets

I'm torn about NFL discourse and all the PC bull shit

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 10, 2016 01:03 AM (voOPb)

483 396
There's an old saying in politics about the GOP and the Democrats:

The GOP faithful will fall in line behind the candidate eventually, but the Dem faithful have to fall in love with the candidate.

That's why any Sanders supporters have now become the most ardent Hillary supporters.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 12:18 AM (1JnAL)



I don't see that happening. At all.

Certainly some, perhaps many, Sanders supporters will hold their noses and vote for Hillary, but a lot of them despise her. #NeverHillary is just as big a thing as #NeverTrump.

This election is different.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2016 01:04 AM (sdi6R)

484 Mindful. Looked at your site, but didn't see an email link. But, one's in my nic, here.

Shoot me a quick note, and I'll send you back something similar, longer, which includes such a storm.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 10, 2016 01:05 AM (v5iqM)

485 My favorite AFC team is the raiders
Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 10, 2016 12:58 AM (voOPb

I assume you hate the Denver Broncos with the heat of a billion suns.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 01:05 AM (WT46P)

486 "I inherited my dads season tickets "



Enjoy those tickets, good man. Enjoy the brats and wurst and beer. Especially before it gets to cold.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 10, 2016 01:05 AM (+liGQ)

487 JEM: How you get all those italics without ending up barreled?

I think maybe you're referring to Jim's reply which had an invasion of italicans.

Posted by: mindful webworker - italicannily at September 10, 2016 01:06 AM (V+bdf)

488 If anyone cares:

http://goo.gl/VLHP3V

So who's the chick, and who's the really stupid looking guy she's draped over?

Answer: one of the richest women in the world, and the guy who managed to marry her.

Posted by: JEM at September 10, 2016 01:06 AM (TppKb)

489 "I'm torn about NFL discourse and all the PC bull shit"


The tear is not with the NFL, it's with Roger Goodell. The man's an idiot. All of this political BS is in his lap.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 10, 2016 01:08 AM (+liGQ)

490 I assume you hate the Denver Broncos with the heat of a billion suns

I've hated John fucking Elway since the time he cried on draft day.
I continued to hate him when he beat my Packers in SB 32
Spit and spits again

My favorite teams are
Packers
Raiders
Anybody beating da bears
Anybody beating the Vikequuens

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 10, 2016 01:09 AM (voOPb)

491 473 WTF is going on about the purple hair, tats, piercings, ritual scarifications, etc. ?
Did Burning Man let out or something?
Posted by: navybrat at September 10, 2016 12:57 AM (w7KSn)



I linked this in the morning thread. It gave me lulz:

http://nypost.com/2016/09/08/
new-yorkers-back-from-burning-man-wont-stop-whining/

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2016 01:09 AM (sdi6R)

492 464


Wait -- was this recently?

Posted by: cthulhu

------------------

Yes.

In fact, I think it was last night's OOT that I stated that I was looking for you lately. And admitted why.

Guess I'm kinda over it now



And, there was no screech of brakes - just an Acura SUV @ 40mph as
he darted. Surprised he didnt do a header into the drivers door...



Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 12:50 AM (6Qufo)


Sorry I missed that -- got home in the afternoon and everything was hosed. Cellphone, laptop, shaver all discharged (I think the TSA turn them all on). Been playing "unpack" and "catchup" ever since.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 01:09 AM (EzgxV)

493 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 10, 2016 01:10 AM (T/cxb)

494 >> an invasion of italicans.

I've been googling for Churchill's full quote regarding the Anzio fiasco, but I haven't been able to find anything remotely comprehensive.

Posted by: JEM at September 10, 2016 01:12 AM (TppKb)

495 RK Goodell is an idiot with a pussy instead of balls and a sponge where his spine should be,

I've written Mark Murphy about concerns and he has responded

I think it's time for another letter

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 10, 2016 01:12 AM (voOPb)

496 Jim, your email in nic is flonky (thinks it's an Ace URL) - but you can write me at webworker @ mindfulwebworks dot com. Actually, you can put just about anything before the @ and it'll get to me. Shhh. Don't tell anyone that.

What th...? The rain is letting up already? I was promised serious stormage! Deluge! Power outages! Hail and tornadoes! Raining cats and dogs! We been cheated..

Posted by: mindful webworker - kittens and puppies at September 10, 2016 01:13 AM (V+bdf)

497 JEM

After your name in the "info blocks" under the comment window. MUST put this after your name, wont't work after email or URL info.

Type in:

[ /I ] [ /b ] [ /s ] [ /u ]

But, remove each and every space from that string of characters.

Make that a permanent part of your nic. The tags, being Pixy HTML, will never actually appear after your name.

But, if you ever mis-apply a close tag, like I did, it'll save yer ass from embarrelment.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 10, 2016 01:13 AM (v5iqM)

498 I have no desire to see the movie but I can relate to this article saying the unstoppable tides of virtue-signalling social justice-centric commentary surrounding the Ghostbusters reboot killed it at the box office.

I ain't 'fraid of no goats.

Posted by: Dr. Achmed Venkman at September 10, 2016 01:13 AM (+wjl1)

499 I mean, you don't support the boycott of Chic Fil A do you?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper
---------------------
I support your right to kick any anti-American asshole right in the acorns. And will donate to your go fund me page for bail.

Did you see where th HS kid had his flag burned at school? Yeah, I would punch a 17 yr old in the throat without flinching for thaat shit.Try that in front of me...
I've been to jail - I ain't skeered yo go again, punk.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 01:13 AM (6Qufo)

500 So who's the chick, and who's the really stupid looking guy she's draped over

From the pic and your clues, I'm going to guess the girl is some sort of Ecclestone.

The dude is the most cunning caveman alive.

Posted by: monolith power at September 10, 2016 01:14 AM (yUKb2)

501 >> The tear is not with the NFL, it's with Roger
>> Goodell.

I really don't give a damn. If every NFL owner died together in a burning hotel, and if every NFL player was theretofore impoverished, I'd cheer my ass off.

I want the NFL to disappear. Period.

Posted by: JEM at September 10, 2016 01:15 AM (TppKb)

502 Off to bed
Better get some sleep before the weird news dump
Be well morons

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at September 10, 2016 01:16 AM (voOPb)

503 I want the NFL to disappear. Period.

So that's a no on the fantasy football?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 10, 2016 01:16 AM (T/cxb)

504 497
JEM



After your name in the "info blocks" under the comment window. MUST
put this after your name, wont't work after email or URL info.



Type in:



[ /I ] [ /b ] [ /s ] [ /u ]



But, remove each and every space from that string of characters.



Make that a permanent part of your nic. The tags, being Pixy HTML, will never actually appear after your name.



But, if you ever mis-apply a close tag, like I did, it'll save yer ass from embarrelment.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 10, 2016 01:13 AM (v5iqM)


Unless you happen to open an upper-case font-change, in which case only upper-case close tags close them.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 01:18 AM (EzgxV)

505 What th...? The rain is letting up already? I was promised serious stormage! Deluge! Power outages! Hail and tornadoes! Raining cats and dogs! We been cheated..

Posted by: mindful webworker - kittens and puppies at September 10, 2016 01:13 AM (V+bdf)


It was an absitively, posolutely beautiful day here today in Southern Alberta. Blue sky, a few white puffy clouds, and temperatures maybe reaching the low '70's. I did a little painting on the floor of a car, and moved some patio pavers to make a foundation to set a big boiler upon for to heat my shop.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 01:18 AM (oqkO3)

506 Been playing "unpack" and "catchup" ever since.
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------------
As long as you're not putting that "catchup" on a hotdog, you're still my favorite Moron.
I've never heard of "unpack" but if it's anything like sauerkraut, I can deal.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 01:18 AM (6Qufo)

507 Mindful. Mail, sent. Thanks!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 10, 2016 01:18 AM (v5iqM)

508 I linked this in the morning thread. It gave me lulz:

http://nypost.com/2016/09/08/
new-yorkers-back-from-burning-man-wont-stop-whining/
Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2016 01:09 AM (sdi6R)

I laughed at the article about Burning Man going full Road Warrior with gangs stealing and destroying shit

I don't get Burning Man. Not even when I was in my early 20's. Seemed too fucked up even for me. Too many things could go wrong.

Again The whole Road Warrior/Thinderdome Aussie Apocalypse vibe it gives off is off putting.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 01:20 AM (WT46P)

509 488 If anyone cares:

http://goo.gl/VLHP3V

So who's the chick, and who's the really stupid looking guy she's draped over?

Answer: one of the richest women in the world, and the guy who managed to marry her.
Posted by: JEM at September 10, 2016 01:06 AM (TppKb)


Fucking Bernie Ecclestone's daughter.

And she is going to get much richer. Bernie is selling Formula 1 for $8.5B, and Bernie is pretty much getting the lion's share of that.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 01:21 AM (1JnAL)

510 Since Slap is not present, I'll try to pick up the slack.
G'night MisHum.
And, g'evening, Blanco.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 01:21 AM (6Qufo)

511 Cooth, @ 504.

On that, I'm immune. I'm 100% in lower case when working with tags. No exceptions, ever.

I'm not a "coder" so I stick to my baby-steps knowledge from 2002.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 10, 2016 01:21 AM (v5iqM)

512 Yer good people, Chi.

Greetings to the arrivals, per Chi's name checks.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 10, 2016 01:24 AM (v5iqM)

513 According to Hillary, half of America are deplorable people....
http://tinyurl.com/jxpn7p8

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at September 10, 2016 01:25 AM (hCdMd)

514 Hey, there, Chi, Jim.

Looks like a slow night. But I predict a small upturn in ONT traffic in about 60 days.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 10, 2016 01:26 AM (T/cxb)

515 If anyone cares:

http://goo.gl/VLHP3V

So who's the chick, and who's the really stupid looking guy she's draped over?

Answer: one of the richest women in the world, and the guy who managed to marry her.
Posted by: JEM


Urf?!

Posted by: John Kerry at September 10, 2016 01:27 AM (+wjl1)

516 Watching Se7en again this week. That and Fight Club have become disturbingly surreal commentaries.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 01:27 AM (WT46P)

517 Jim, yup, found you in the junk pile. Told email program not to do that to you from now on. It's so sensitive.

And with that, leddies and germs, I'm going to drag myself to slumberland, as if I had things to do tomorrow. Which, after today's fiascos, I do, but I'm not all that sure what to do about them.

Good night, Gracies! Remember: Effort does not always produce joy, but there is no happiness without intelligent effort.

Posted by: mindful webworker - effortlessly at September 10, 2016 01:28 AM (V+bdf)

518 513 According to Hillary, half of America are deplorable people....
http://tinyurl.com/jxpn7p8

Saw that.... Rotten old hag of a bitch... I wish someone would drop a house on her...

Posted by: donna at September 10, 2016 01:28 AM (O2RFr)

519 Fucking Bernie Ecclestone's daughter.

And she is going to get much richer. Bernie is selling Formula 1 for $8.5B, and Bernie is pretty much getting the lion's share of that.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 01:21 AM (1JnAL)


She's a forgetful little gal. I gave her my number, and she lost it. Now she's stuck with some wimp in a shiny suit. Serves her right. She could have supported me in a style to which I would like to become accustomed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 01:29 AM (oqkO3)

520 Fucking Bernie Ecclestone's daughter.

And she is going to get much richer. Bernie is selling Formula 1 for $8.5B, and Bernie is pretty much getting the lion's share of that.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 01:21 AM (1JnAL)

And she will still look like a dude trying to be a chick.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 01:29 AM (WT46P)

521 508
I don't get Burning Man. Not even when I was in my early 20's. Seemed too fucked up even for me. Too many things could go wrong.
Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 01:20 AM (WT46P)


I used to go to Grateful Dead concerts and folk festivals. There was a time when I went to a sort of New Age church which had annual retreats that were like Burning Man with 100 people. Oh, I definitely get the appeal.

There is a part of me that is eternally 20 years old who would love to go. But it's overruled by the part that says, "Fuck that shit. I like peace and quiet and air conditioning."

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2016 01:31 AM (sdi6R)

522 "I want the NFL to disappear. Period."



Well, that's pretty harsh. I love my pro-ball. God help me I do.

It doesn't need to go away. It just needs to be "football." It's a Golden Goose that produces. There is no need for politics or PC to be injected. Millions of Americans on Thursdays and Sundays and Mondays love to see something that is not scripted or planned or cased into an hour or two.


It's ultimate entertainment.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 10, 2016 01:32 AM (+liGQ)

523 AOP - What fuel for the boiler?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2016 01:32 AM (yddCj)

524 I laughed at the article about Burning Man going full Road Warrior with gangs stealing and destroying shit



I don't get Burning Man. Not even when I was in my early 20's. Seemed too fucked up even for me. Too many things could go wrong.



Again The whole Road Warrior/Thinderdome Aussie Apocalypse vibe it gives off is off putting.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 01:20 AM (WT46P)


Burning Man is pretty much what the counterculture types wish reality actually was. No responsibility, no accountability, and everyone just running around flying their freak flags 24/7 without ever having to worry about things like bathing, where the next meal is coming from, or having to be productive in order to keep the lights on. Plus lots of drugs and sex.

The whole Thunderdome vibe would normally appeal to me, and I'd be tempted to show up in a lot of leather with a chrome codpiece, but all of the unwashed hippies and new-age mystical bullshit would ruin the fun for me.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 10, 2016 01:33 AM (HalrA)

525 According to Hillary, half of America are deplorable people....
----------

... and lazy.

Posted by: Barky at September 10, 2016 01:34 AM (yddCj)

526 I used to go to Grateful Dead concerts and folk festivals. There was a time when I went to a sort of New Age church which had annual retreats that were like Burning Man with 100 people. Oh, I definitely get the appeal.

There is a part of me that is eternally 20 years old who would love to go. But it's overruled by the part that says, "Fuck that shit. I like peace and quiet and air conditioning."

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2016 01:31 AM (sdi6R)


About a dozen years ago, a friend of mine was all hot to go to Burning Man, and I was of half a mind to do it, too. All those cool Mad Max vehicles and stuff. Sort of sounded like "counter-culture meets redneck chic", if you know what I mean. Now it sounds like it's been taken over by the SJW crowd, who ruin everything.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 01:34 AM (oqkO3)

527 I support your right to kick any anti-American asshole right in the acorns. And will donate to your go fund me page for bail.

Did you see where th HS kid had his flag burned at school? Yeah, I would punch a 17 yr old in the throat without flinching for thaat shit.Try that in front of me...
I've been to jail - I ain't skeered yo go again, punk.
Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 01:13 AM (6Qufo)


I heard some talking heads saying the only reason that Torticelli is saying that nobody of Team USA will be doing it is because they are all white, and he is white. Then they went on the praise the dyke soccer player. News flash, have you ever seen the US women's soccer team? More lily white than Team USA hockey.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 01:37 AM (1JnAL)

528 About a dozen years ago, a friend of mine was all
hot to go to Burning Man, and I was of half a mind to do it, too. All
those cool Mad Max vehicles and stuff. Sort of sounded like
"counter-culture meets redneck chic", if you know what I mean. Now it
sounds like it's been taken over by the SJW crowd, who ruin everything.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 01:34 AM (oqkO3)


Yeah, pretty much on the same page. It sounded interesting until the SJWs and other lefty weenies took it over.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 10, 2016 01:38 AM (HalrA)

529 AOP - What fuel for the boiler?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2016 01:32 AM (yddCj)


Dat ol' debbil, bituminous coal. Coal users in Alberta are grandfathered into an arrangement whereby they can buy coal from the mines at the same rate the generating plants pay. I am about 70 miles from the Sheerness mine/generator.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 01:38 AM (oqkO3)

530 THEY HAVE TAKEN MY PROPERTY AND I WANT IT BACK.

Posted by: Immortan Joe at September 10, 2016 01:38 AM (VdICR)

531 Codpiece off.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 10, 2016 01:39 AM (VdICR)

532 I don't have a link, but I read an article linked at Instapundit a couple of days ago. There were a couple of interesting comments by people who said they used to go to Burning Man but stopped going in recent years.

One said that in the early days they had a "Drive-By Shooting Range".

Another said, "It's just not the same since they banned firearms and explosives."

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2016 01:40 AM (sdi6R)

533 Goodnight, Mindful.


Hey, I'm not trying to troll here, but does anyone need a bathroom faucet set?
I stepped into a local thrift store earlier looking for a tortilla press. Instead, I found 2 Price Phister lav faucets (new, never opened boxes) for $10 each. Amazon has them for $166 each.
* model # is WL8-500C*

I hate to pass up this deal, because someone will need them one day, but I'm so broke that I can't just buy shit to have lying around...
They should be waiting for me 'til tomorrow. I wanted to make a dollar on them, but I'd be just as happy to pass along a killer deal for a fellow Moron/ 'ette.
Call me.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 01:41 AM (6Qufo)

534 And she will still look like a dude trying to be a chick.
Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 01:29 AM (WT46P)


I wouldn't have to see her much living in out 123 room, $97M home.

Our divorce settlement would put me in a wonderful tax bracket.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 01:41 AM (1JnAL)

535 Waiting for my husband's subconscious to stop fighting the double dose of Ambien so I can get some sleep. Thanks to the anxiety triggered by his PT test and the sleep apnea that's been getting worse for two years, he hasn't slept properly in months. It doesn't help that his NCOIC is trying to passive-aggressively get him out of the AF while his commander is fighting to keep him in. Of course, this means I don't sleep either and my doctors want to double my anti-depressant to point I'll be a zombie, but I guess that means my Halloween costume is set for this year!

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 10, 2016 01:42 AM (ar2KI)

536 Sheerness Generating Station:


http://www.atcopower.com/Our-Facilities/Our-Power-Technologies/Coal-Fired-Thermal/Sheerness


Nearly all of Alberta's base load power comes from coal-fired thermal plants like this. Reliable, day in, day out. Of course there are wind turbines, which are mostly for show, and gas-turbine "peaking plants", often run by the wind turbine companies, which provide the real power "claimed" by the wind turbines. Can you say "scam'?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 01:43 AM (oqkO3)

537 "About a dozen years ago, a friend of mine was all hot to go to Burning
Man, and I was of half a mind to do it, too. All those cool Mad Max
vehicles and stuff."

I understand there's a Max fest. Without all of the legally and governmentally imposed restrictions of Burning Man. Safety rules and speed limits and whatnot.

The Max version is devoted primarily to the first two movies: immediately pre-Collapse and immediately post-Collapse. So you have people in carefully detailed Main Force Patrol uniform driving impeccably polished Pursuit Specials, mixing with scary desert punks driving dirty cobbled-up hot rods.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 01:43 AM (noWW6)

538 " Codpiece off."


Uh-oh. Just like Randy with the pants-off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at September 10, 2016 01:43 AM (+liGQ)

539 Dat ol' debbil, bituminous coal. Coal users in Alberta are grandfathered into an arrangement whereby they can buy coal from the mines at the same rate the generating plants pay. I am about 70 miles from the Sheerness mine/generator.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------

Yup, I recall now that you mentioned it a night or two ago.

I had a wood-fired boiler that I had to let go. Couldn't find a decent way to get a flue up from the basement through to the roof. Was like this, but earlier version :
http://tinyurl.com/gq6taso

A friend gave it to me when he left his house.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2016 01:46 AM (yddCj)

540 526 I used to go to Grateful Dead concerts and folk festivals. There was a time when I went to a sort of New Age church which had annual retreats that were like Burning Man with 100 people. Oh, I definitely get the appeal.

There is a part of me that is eternally 20 years old who would love to go. But it's overruled by the part that says, "Fuck that shit. I like peace and quiet and air conditioning."

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2016 01:31 AM (sdi6R)


About a dozen years ago, a friend of mine was all hot to go to Burning Man, and I was of half a mind to do it, too. All those cool Mad Max vehicles and stuff. Sort of sounded like "counter-culture meets redneck chic", if you know what I mean. Now it sounds like it's been taken over by the SJW crowd, who ruin everything.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 01:34 AM (oqkO3)

I like showers too much. And I hate being trapped somewhere if I'm not feeling the vibe.

Don't get me wrong in my 20's I loved a red neck/hippie jam band festival and music, but Burning Man gives off a vibe that shit could go sideways quickly.

Next year may be that year. I hope it'd being streamed live

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 01:47 AM (WT46P)

541 "Knew a truly brilliant AF officer, that said one of the things he loved
about the military is there were so many petty things he didn't have to
think about, like what to wear each day!"

Oh, a USAF officer.

So, golfing attire?

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 01:47 AM (noWW6)

542 I hate to pass up this deal, because someone will need them one day, but I'm so broke that I can't just buy shit to have lying around...
They should be waiting for me 'til tomorrow. I wanted to make a dollar on them, but I'd be just as happy to pass along a killer deal for a fellow Moron/ 'ette.
Call me.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 01:41 AM (6Qufo)


Wow! Those are nice. I could use them for my Arizona place. I will be adding a second bathroom, and the one I have would look great with those nice faucets. Do you still have my e-mail? I could mail you a check on a U.S. bank, in USD$.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 01:48 AM (oqkO3)

543 535 Waiting for my husband's subconscious to stop fighting the double dose of Ambien so I can get some sleep. Thanks to the anxiety triggered by his PT test and the sleep apnea that's been getting worse for two years, he hasn't slept properly in months. It doesn't help that his NCOIC is trying to passive-aggressively get him out of the AF while his commander is fighting to keep him in. Of course, this means I don't sleep either and my doctors want to double my anti-depressant to point I'll be a zombie, but I guess that means my Halloween costume is set for this year!
Posted by: pookysgirl at September 10, 2016 01:42 AM (ar2KI)

I'll give the ettes credit, y'all do love and stand by your men/husbands. It is refreshing.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 01:50 AM (WT46P)

544 Yo, ONT!

Posted by: sinalco at September 10, 2016 01:52 AM (yODqO)

545 533
Goodnight, Mindful.





Hey, I'm not trying to troll here, but does anyone need a bathroom faucet set?

I stepped into a local thrift store earlier looking for a tortilla
press. Instead, I found 2 Price Phister lav faucets (new, never opened
boxes) for $10 each. Amazon has them for $166 each.

* model # is WL8-500C*



I hate to pass up this deal, because someone will need them one day,
but I'm so broke that I can't just buy shit to have lying around...

They should be waiting for me 'til tomorrow. I wanted to make
a dollar on them, but I'd be just as happy to pass along a killer deal
for a fellow Moron/ 'ette.

Call me.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 01:41 AM (6Qufo)


I looked. I've got a bathroom sink faucet that I need to replace because the cleaning ladies managed to corrode it -- but that set won't work in the current installation.....and there's a good chance we'll do a demo/rebuild of the bathroom in question.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 01:53 AM (EzgxV)

546 I had a wood-fired boiler that I had to let go. Couldn't find a decent way to get a flue up from the basement through to the roof. Was like this, but earlier version :
http://tinyurl.com/gq6taso

A friend gave it to me when he left his house.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2016 01:46 AM (yddCj)


Mine is one of these. And, blow me down, but I never dreamed they were still in business. The one I have is ancient, came out of an old hotel, by way of a great and good friend, who passed on, and I bought the coal-burner from his widow. RIP, Jerry.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 01:53 AM (oqkO3)

547 I wouldn't have to see her much living in out 123 room, $97M home.

Our divorce settlement would put me in a wonderful tax bracket.
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at September 10, 2016 01:41 AM (1JnAL)

It could be a 1000 room home covering dozens of square miles. She would hunt you down and corner you with her opinions and bitching. She looks like that type.

As far as the settlement goes, I would bank on that family making you conveniently disappear if you stepped out of line.

But a man can always dream.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 01:55 AM (WT46P)

548 Damn, forgot the link:


http://libertyboilers.com/

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 01:55 AM (oqkO3)

549 535
Waiting for my husband's subconscious to stop fighting the double dose
of Ambien so I can get some sleep. Thanks to the anxiety triggered by
his PT test and the sleep apnea that's been getting worse for two years,
he hasn't slept properly in months. It doesn't help that his NCOIC is
trying to passive-aggressively get him out of the AF while his commander
is fighting to keep him in. Of course, this means I don't sleep either
and my doctors want to double my anti-depressant to point I'll be a
zombie, but I guess that means my Halloween costume is set for this
year!


Posted by: pookysgirl at September 10, 2016 01:42 AM (ar2KI)


BiPAP against my OSA was like night and day -- highly recommend doing the prescribed pressure.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

550 maybe we need a MoMe at Burning Man?

create our own village and double dog dare the amateur freaks to mess with the pros?

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 10, 2016 01:57 AM (dbgcV)

551 550
maybe we need a MoMe at Burning Man?

create our own village and double dog dare the amateur freaks to mess with the pros?


Posted by: redc1c4 at September 10, 2016 01:57 AM (dbgcV)


That has lots of potential humor. And violence, but mostly humor.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 02:00 AM (EzgxV)

552 Night all.

Here is "Rainbowhead" by The Cosmic Dead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vZCbY4ab5w

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 10, 2016 02:01 AM (vBeA5)

553 Thanks, Pepe. The one nice thing about him being so heavily sedated is that I can be in here without waking him up. If he does wake up, he doesn't remember saying things like, "I was making funny faces at the ceiling and I was disappointed it didn't make funny faces back.... You look cute with cat ears. Oh, and they're fuzzy too.... Man, hallucinations really mess with your mind!"

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 10, 2016 02:02 AM (ar2KI)

554 Just checked my e-mail. Upcoming sealed-bid sale from Gov't of Canada surplus, and there is a Rockwell Model 14 bandsaw, with a 3/4 HP Doerr motor on it, minimum bid, $80. I bid a bit more than that. Useful tool to have, if the price is right.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 02:04 AM (oqkO3)

555
"You know to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," she said as the crowd laughed and applauded. "They're racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it."

Hillary Clinton, presidential nominee of the Party of Death and Buggery

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at September 10, 2016 02:06 AM (e8kgV)

556 I've read that going to Burning Man (or just wanting to go) is a serious cry for help...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 02:07 AM (kP16F)

557
Wow! Those are nice. I could use them for my Arizona place. I will be adding a second bathroom, and the one I have would look great with those nice faucets. Do you still have my e-mail? I could mail you a check on a U.S. bank, in USD$.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------------

Of course I do, Moron.

I will go check in the morning after breakfast (by lunchtime?) & pick them up if she saved them as promised.
I make no promises or guarantee, but these things still had the plaztic strap around the box.
I'll let you know, and, of course - you should have my addy saved as well. Don't hesitate to use it.
You have my phone #?

I would've walked out with them, but I only had $12 in my pocket at the time. $250 faucets for $10??? GAAAHHHH! Why do I have to be poor?!? I could make money on this shit!

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 02:07 AM (6Qufo)

558 Cthulhu, he does a full-blown sleep study in January (we're trying to get it moved, that's a ridiculous wait), but the results from the take-home monitor two weeks ago were.... frightening. I hate it when he stops breathing.

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 10, 2016 02:08 AM (ar2KI)

559 558
Cthulhu, he does a full-blown sleep study in January (we're trying to
get it moved, that's a ridiculous wait), but the results from the
take-home monitor two weeks ago were.... frightening. I hate it when he
stops breathing.


Posted by: pookysgirl at September 10, 2016 02:08 AM (ar2KI)


I should try and find my original sleep study docs. I had some insane number of incidents and my blood 02 went well into "dain bramage" territory -- were it not for previous adaptations.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

560 Of course I do, Moron.

I will go check in the morning after breakfast (by lunchtime?) & pick them up if she saved them as promised.
I make no promises or guarantee, but these things still had the plaztic strap around the box.
I'll let you know, and, of course - you should have my addy saved as well. Don't hesitate to use it.
You have my phone #?

I would've walked out with them, but I only had $12 in my pocket at the time. $250 faucets for $10??? GAAAHHHH! Why do I have to be poor?!? I could make money on this shit!

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 02:07 AM (6Qufo)


If you get them, Chi, you know I am good for it. And you should be rewarded for your effort, too. I can also do PayPal if you are set up for that. I will probably be going to AZ in mid-October for a spell. Waiting on a long-delayed wellsite job that is now supposed to kick in between Sept. 19-23, and go a dozen days or so.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 02:13 AM (oqkO3)

561 I've read that going to Burning Man (or just wanting to go) is a serious cry for help...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 02:07 AM (kP16F)


Eh, at the time I considered it, it was nothing more than the idea of a big camp-out and party, with circus sideshows.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 02:15 AM (oqkO3)

562 G'night everyone. Long day after a few too many short nights.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 10, 2016 02:17 AM (T/cxb)

563 Well, sleep tight everyone, when you eventually get there....

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 10, 2016 02:19 AM (ar2KI)

564 i like the idea of freaking out the "usual suspects" at Burning Man with the antics of the Horde...

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 10, 2016 02:19 AM (dbgcV)

565 The Beast implored her devotees to "stage an intervention" with any Trump supporter they may know of, and said that that would be a form of "conversion therapy" she could support... Is she subtly inciting her minions to violence?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 02:20 AM (kP16F)

566 "I was making funny faces at the ceiling and I was disappointed it
didn't make funny faces back.... You look cute with cat ears. Oh, and
they're fuzzy too.... Man, hallucinations really mess with your mind!"

Yeah, that sounds like Ambien, all right.

The stage before you find him wandering down the middle of the street at 0330 hrs wearing only a pair of skivvies.

It's a weird, unpredictable med.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 02:20 AM (noWW6)

567 Meh.
Whatever is the cheapest way to ship.
I could send them to the great white north, or wait until you're in Sherriff Arpaio's territory. Your choice.
I'll try to grab them first thing after breakfast.


We could trade for a '86 AMC Eagle wagon & a bowl of.poutine...

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 02:21 AM (6Qufo)

568 Whatever is the cheapest way to ship.
I could send them to the great white north, or wait until you're in Sherriff Arpaio's territory. Your choice.
I'll try to grab them first thing after breakfast.


We could trade for a '86 AMC Eagle wagon & a bowl of.poutine...

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 02:21 AM (6Qufo)


Mail or UPS to Apache Junction would be the cheapest, but I have the mail delivery shut off when I am not there. Come out to AZ, and I will make you poutine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 02:24 AM (oqkO3)

569 "there is a Rockwell Model 14 bandsaw, with a 3/4 HP Doerr motor on it,
minimum bid, $80. I bid a bit more than that. Useful tool to have, if
the price is right."

You bet! Cutting through those damn hip joints is a job of work. And doing two of them in the same night?

Um, so I am told. By someone I met. Somewhere.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 02:24 AM (noWW6)

570 And I am done for the night. Long day today.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 02:25 AM (oqkO3)

571 I've just read that the fantasy vehicles at Burning Man are under a strict 5 mph speed limit! Doesn't sound like much fun to me...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 02:26 AM (kP16F)

572 537 "About a dozen years ago, a friend of mine was all hot to go to Burning
Man, and I was of half a mind to do it, too. All those cool Mad Max
vehicles and stuff."

I understand there's a Max fest. Without all of the legally and governmentally imposed restrictions of Burning Man. Safety rules and speed limits and whatnot.

The Max version is devoted primarily to the first two movies: immediately pre-Collapse and immediately post-Collapse. So you have people in carefully detailed Main Force Patrol uniform driving impeccably polished Pursuit Specials, mixing with scary desert punks driving dirty cobbled-up hot rods.
Posted by: torquewrench


SJWs and identity politics freakazoids have apparently taken all the fun out of Burning Man -- this year there was even a socialist mini-"revolution" where the oppressed lower classes smashed up the rich attendees' fancy-schmancy "glamping" tents and equipment, in the name of equality for all!!!

Even in pretendo-utopia, they still have to ruin it for everyone with their Politics of Resentment.

Do people want politics with their STDs? Apparently so, for that's what you get at Burning Man now.

I saw photos of the rival Mad Max gathering, and so far I think its main drawback is that its still a lot smaller than Burning Man, so there in much less of an "immersive" effect of feeling like you're in another society altogether, but rather simply hanging out with a bunch of dedicated cosplayers in the wilderness.

But since the entire theme is Mad Max, it is definitely going to be a lot more edgy and weapons- and hot-rod-friendly. Perhaps it will grow in upcoming years as a more truly anarcho-libertarian alterna-gathering, and get big enough so that people will really feel they are IN post-collapse Australia.

Posted by: zombie at September 10, 2016 02:26 AM (jBuUi)

573 I've just read that the fantasy vehicles at Burning Man are under a strict 5 mph speed limit! Doesn't sound like much fun to me...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 02:26 AM (kP16F)


Sounds like it got all the fun regulated out of it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2016 02:27 AM (oqkO3)

574 551 550
maybe we need a MoMe at Burning Man?

create our own village and double dog dare the amateur freaks to mess with the pros?


Posted by: redc1c4 at September 10, 2016 01:57 AM (dbgcV)


That has lots of potential humor. And violence, but mostly humor.
Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 02:00 AM (

A large part of me wishes this would happen next year.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 02:28 AM (gFFRx)

575 I'm still recovering from the cruise and sniffles/cough from hanging out with glaciers, but I'm going to put a tease out there -- our regular dinner group included someone from a Supreme Court case that went the right way.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 02:31 AM (EzgxV)

576 It's a weird, unpredictable med.
Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 02:20 AM (noWW6)

Ambien made me have sex in my sleep with all those women. I don't rememeber a thing. I swear.

Posted by: Tiger Woods at September 10, 2016 02:32 AM (gFFRx)

577 But since the entire theme is Mad Max, it is definitely going to be a
lot more edgy and weapons- and hot-rod-friendly. Perhaps it will grow in
upcoming years as a more truly anarcho-libertarian alterna-gathering,
and get big enough so that people will really feel they are IN
post-collapse Australia.
---
Sounds like a really great National Guard Annual Training exercise, back in the day...

Club Bob, or Planet Irwin?

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 10, 2016 02:33 AM (dbgcV)

578 G'night pookysgirl.
G'night Blanco.
G'night AOP. We'll talk about that Eagle staion wagon...

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 02:35 AM (ExfQu)

579 Posted by: zombie at September 10, 2016 02:26 AM (

Zombie, I'm surprised you never made it to Burning Man for a gig. Or have you for strictly research?

Posted by: Tiger Woods at September 10, 2016 02:35 AM (gFFRx)

580 @575, cooth

4th Circuit, Breyer, trannies in the boys room?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 02:36 AM (kP16F)

581 573 I've just read that the fantasy vehicles at Burning Man are under a strict 5 mph speed limit! Doesn't sound like much fun to me...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 02:26 AM (kP16F)


Sounds like it got all the fun regulated out of it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


The "playa" where Burning Man takes place is on Federal "protected" land that is a "sensitive ecosystem," and the Federal laws ban any vehicle going over 5mph. The original regulation was to prevent off-road-vehicles and all-terrain-vehicles having crazy-ass drunken races across the endangered species habitats, but rules is rules and the Feds said they would revoke the permits for Burning Man if any vehicle ever went over 5mph -- so now that is a harshly enforced "law" there.

In fact, there are a zillion harshly enforced "laws" -- even more than in regular society -- but they're DIFFERENT and "better" laws in the eyes of the attendees. So in the end they're just creating yet another rule-bound bureaucratic society, and not being any freer at all. Sigh. Ain't it always the same.

Posted by: zombie at September 10, 2016 02:36 AM (jBuUi)

582 Stupid Tiger Woods crusty sock.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 02:37 AM (gFFRx)

583 I've never tried Ambien, but you people are making me want to!

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 02:38 AM (ExfQu)

584 In three consecutive ADT's in my Army Reserve days, my unit managed to start forest fires at Fort Drum... True story! That was a bit like Burning Man, I should think!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 02:41 AM (kP16F)

585 "sensitive" alkali flats...

what bullshit.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 10, 2016 02:43 AM (dbgcV)

586 580
@575, cooth

4th Circuit, Breyer, trannies in the boys room?


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 02:36 AM (kP16F)


Nope. All shall be revealed.

Posted by: cthulhu at September 10, 2016 02:44 AM (EzgxV)

587 In fact, there are a zillion harshly enforced "laws" -- even more than in regular society -- but they're DIFFERENT and "better" laws in the eyes of the attendees. So in the end they're just creating yet another rule-bound bureaucratic society, and not being any freer at all. Sigh. Ain't it always the same.
Posted by: zombie at September 10, 2016 02:36 AM (jBuUi)

Nothing is more temping than raw sex with a chick who has not bathed in over 48 hours especially when you have not either.

The smell from Burning Man by day 5 has to be vomit inducing, hence the drugs like MDMA for a week.

And about that article on the Burning Man attendees getting sad and depressed when it's over, they failed to mention that when you take drugs for a week straight that stress and drain your brain of serotonin and dopamine, then one will be and feel depressed and sad for weeks after that if not longer.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 02:44 AM (gFFRx)

588

"sensitive" alkali flats...


They are at risk of becoming less caustic.

Posted by: Arbalest at September 10, 2016 02:45 AM (FlRtG)

589 Zombie, I'm surprised you never made it to Burning Man for a gig. Or have you for strictly research?
Posted by: Tiger Woods


Only my hairdresser knows for sure!

I'm actually friends with a guy who by sheer chance attended the very first (now legendary) Burning Man on Baker Beach. He knew nothing about it ahead of time, and isn't the "Burner" type, but just by chance was wandering along the beach one night and stumbled into it. Now he is like a God among men -- the ultimate badge of coolness in certain circles, sorta of the equivalent of having been a stage-hand at Woodstock for the previous generation.

And actually, I know a girl who did go to a (much later) Burning Man to have an intentionally un-repressed sexual adventure, and came back really unhappy and disturbed, feeling basically that she had just been duped into volunteering to be gang-molested. She "consented" at the time, but later felt dirty and repulsed with herself. And, yes, the STDs. Shudder Count me out.

Posted by: zombie at September 10, 2016 02:45 AM (jBuUi)

590 "The 'playa' where Burning Man takes place is on Federal 'protected' land that is a 'sensitive ecosystem'"

It's a dead flat heavily alkaline evaporative desert lake bed where even bugs don't live unless they've been blown in by outside storms.

By that metric, Tranquility Base would have been a "sensitive ecosystem" if you had somehow just added some oxygen.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 02:45 AM (noWW6)

591 583 I've never tried Ambien, but you people are making me want to!
Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 02:38 AM (ExfQu)

Take at least 3 and drink strong coffee so you won't sleep.

Enjoy.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 02:47 AM (gFFRx)

592 584 In three consecutive ADT's in my Army Reserve days, my unit managed to start forest fires at Fort Drum... True story! That was a bit like Burning Man, I should think!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki
-----------
Arsonist amongst the unit?
(Sorry - mostly snarking.)
Bonanza episode today was a hot young newcomer chick to Virginia City. She burned down most of the town, then tried to murder her fiance.
Never stick your dick in crazy, Clem.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 02:49 AM (ExfQu)

593 We were combat engineers - aka pyromaniacs!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 02:53 AM (kP16F)

594 Only my hairdresser knows for sure!

I'm actually friends with a guy who by sheer chance attended the very first (now legendary) Burning Man on Baker Beach. He knew nothing about it ahead of time, and isn't the "Burner" type, but just by chance was wandering along the beach one night and stumbled into it. Now he is like a God among men -- the ultimate badge of coolness in certain circles, sorta of the equivalent of having been a stage-hand at Woodstock for the previous generation.

And actually, I know a girl who did go to a (much later) Burning Man to have an intentionally un-repressed sexual adventure, and came back really unhappy and disturbed, feeling basically that she had just been duped into volunteering to be gang-molested. She "consented" at the time, but later felt dirty and repulsed with herself. And, yes, the STDs. Shudder Count me out.
Posted by: zombie at September 10, 2016 02:45 AM (jBuUi)

Poor girl. That's terrible. She probably wanted to leave by Fay 2 but could not. Not being able to leave a place is a gearof mine, which is why I alwways drive and if by some chance I did not drive, I've been known to walk and hitchhiker long distances to get the hell out. My dad was the same way.

I assume attending the original Burning Man must have some pretty sweet fringe benefits for your friend.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 02:56 AM (gFFRx)

595 590 "The 'playa' where Burning Man takes place is on Federal 'protected' land that is a 'sensitive ecosystem'"

It's a dead flat heavily alkaline evaporative desert lake bed where even bugs don't live unless they've been blown in by outside storms.

By that metric, Tranquility Base would have been a "sensitive ecosystem" if you had somehow just added some oxygen.
Posted by: torquewrench


It is the (inhales) "Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area," which is "federal land in northwestern Nevada, under the Bureau of Land Management-BLM management and protection." Also: "Many activities, such as with a large group of people, require a BLM permit. Motorized vehicle travel is not permitted in the Wilderness Areas, to protect the animal and plant community ecosystems within them. Walking and hiking are encouraged."

I think the BLM could and sometimes does allow vehicles to drive on the playa -- individually. But they were concerned about 20,000 vehicles at once. Which, actually, I can sort of understand -- with 20,000 vehicles and NO SPEED LIMIT and NO ROADS and NO TRAFFIC LAWS, all sorts of accidents can occur - and the BLM didn't want to spend all summer picking up bodies and towing away totaled art cars. They used the "sensitive ecosystem" thing as an excuse.

Any utopia, sufficiently large, becomes hell.

Posted by: zombie at September 10, 2016 02:57 AM (jBuUi)

596 Dear Lord, I'm typing and writing in stroke speak now.

Good night and sweet dreams Rons and Ettes.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 02:59 AM (gFFRx)

597 I've just read that the fantasy vehicles at Burning Man are under a strict 5 mph speed limit! Doesn't sound like much fun to me...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 02:26 AM (kP16F)


Sounds like a quick gait is "illegal", there. You bring your dog there with you ... he takes off after another dog and the next thing you know he's in Burning Man speed jail.

Kids would love that place when they could pedal their toy cars faster than the billionaires are allowed to drive their Lamborghinis

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 10, 2016 03:02 AM (zc3Db)

598 G'night, Pepe

And it's Columbo'clock, so I'm switching over to lurk mode...

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 03:02 AM (ExfQu)

599 One last thought. Burning Man seems like it would devolve into the unrated directors cut of The Divide staring Micheal Biehn (2012). I've never watched a movie that disturbed me more than that flick. Burned into my brain it is.

Posted by: Pepe, founder of the fn-right at September 10, 2016 03:04 AM (gFFRx)

600 I drive a car with a manual transmission, and I can't drive 5 mph even in first gear. 10 is about the least I can do.

I work in a printing shop, and I remember printing an employee manual for a car dealership where they specified that employees must drive no more than 5 mph on the lot. I don't know how they can do it.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2016 03:05 AM (sdi6R)

601 And actually, I know a girl who did go to a (much later) Burning Man to have an intentionally un-repressed sexual adventure, and came back really unhappy and disturbed, feeling basically that she had just been duped into volunteering to be gang-molested. She "consented" at the time, but later felt dirty and repulsed with herself. And, yes, the STDs. Shudder Count me out.

Posted by: zombie at September 10, 2016 02:45 AM (jBuUi)


Why did you fake quote 'consented'? You said that she went there to intentionally have an un-repressed sexual adventure. It certainly sounds like she more than consented, but premeditated it. And then she was "duped" into the thing she went to intend to do?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 10, 2016 03:05 AM (zc3Db)

602 Lots more comments tonight than there were last night.

Greetings roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 10, 2016 03:05 AM (vbvxt)

603 I work in a printing shop, and I remember printing
an employee manual for a car dealership where they specified that
employees must drive no more than 5 mph on the lot. I don't know how
they can do it.

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2016 03:05 AM (sdi6R)


Slip the hell out of the clutch, then push it in and coast, repeat as necessary. Not good for clutches BTW.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 10, 2016 03:07 AM (vbvxt)

604 They should recruit Tina Turner to run Burning Man!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 03:08 AM (kP16F)

605 I drive a car with a manual transmission,

Posted by: rickl at September 10, 2016 03:05 AM (sdi6R)


Those are few and far between, these days. I'm sure the leftists are looking to outright ban stick shifts. They'll say that the shifting takes concentration away from the driving and is a hazard.

I always loved driving stick shifts but just haven't had one in a long, long time.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 10, 2016 03:09 AM (zc3Db)

606 We were combat engineers - aka pyromaniacs!
---
our attached Sapper slice managed to start a small grass fire during a breaching exercise and all hands, except vehicle drivers, went to go fight the fire... (in MOPP no less)

then another fire popped up, at the base of the hill, and, within minutes, the whole ridge line was engulfed. Hungry Lizard Range Control was *not* pleased.

the next day the whole Brigade was on its way back to Club Bob.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 10, 2016 03:10 AM (dbgcV)

607 White Street Brewing Company, Wake Forest NC. Hoptimist IPA. Recommended.



New Holland Brewing Company, Belgian style white pale ale. Not so much.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 10, 2016 03:12 AM (vbvxt)

608 Why did you fake quote 'consented'? You said that she went there to intentionally have an un-repressed sexual adventure. It certainly sounds like she more than consented, but premeditated it. And then she was "duped" into the thing she went to intend to do?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


Those aren't "fake quotes" -- I just used quotes because I was writing a stupid postmodern buzzword -- i.e. "consented." I just didn't want anyone to think that I had adopted the feminist vocabulary unwittingly. I'm not implying that she was raped or anything -- she really did voluntarily consent to some kind of weird sexual antics (which she wouldn't really describe). Yes, she pre-meditated it, yes, she agreed to it while it was happening -- but almost immediately afterward she regretted it, and the more she thought about what she had participated in, the more she felt "What was I thinking???", and the more she felt resentful of the cultural milieu which glamorized and encouraged this sort of behavior at Burning Man -- a culture which she just fell into on auto-pilot.

Chicks: They change their minds 'n' stuff. It is a woman's prerogative.

Posted by: zombie at September 10, 2016 03:17 AM (jBuUi)

609 "all hands, except vehicle drivers, went to go fight the fire... (in MOPP no less)"

Oh, for Pete's sake.

You're here to polish your skills as warfighters. ... SQUIRREL!!!

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 03:18 AM (noWW6)

610 The lovely and long-suffering Mrs Ryoiki's ride has a manual gearbox... I won't say what kind of car it is, but it's "like a fat chick", IFYKWIMAITYD! I'm relegated to driving the "Family Truckster" - automatic...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at September 10, 2016 03:21 AM (kP16F)

611 "the more she thought about what she had participated in, the more she felt 'What was I thinking???',
and the more she felt resentful of the cultural milieu which glamorized
and encouraged this sort of behavior at Burning Man -- a culture which
she just fell into on auto-pilot."

I have had a remarkably similar recounting of events from a young woman who went to a Grateful Dead show back in the day. Who thought at the time that it would be a "liberating" experience, only to realize in retrospect that she had liberated herself only from basic common sense, and thereafter been crudely and cruelly exploited.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 03:22 AM (noWW6)

612 Yes, she pre-meditated it, yes, she agreed to it while it was happening -- but almost immediately afterward she regretted it, and the more she thought about what she had participated in, the more she felt "What was I thinking???", and the more she felt resentful of the cultural milieu which glamorized and encouraged this sort of behavior at Burning Man -- a culture which she just fell into on auto-pilot.

The story of modern feminism.

Chicks: They change their minds 'n' stuff. It is a woman's prerogative.

Posted by: zombie at September 10, 2016 03:17 AM (jBuUi)


Sure is. But what's done is done. That's the tough lesson for her.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 10, 2016 03:25 AM (zc3Db)

613 Tom Wolfe wrote of a girl having a similar experience in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. It was a most unpleasant part of the book.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 10, 2016 03:27 AM (zc3Db)

614 I work in a printing shop, and I remember printing
an employee manual for a car dealership where they specified that
employees must drive no more than 5 mph on the lot. I don't know how they can do it.

Posted by: rickl
-------------
Only drive the diesel trucks with a granny gear?
I don't think my old F250 could get over 12mph if I was standing on the go pedal in first.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 03:29 AM (ExfQu)

615 "Only drive the diesel trucks with a granny gear?"

Three on the tree.

Zero to sixty... eventually.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 10, 2016 03:40 AM (noWW6)

616 Three on the tree.
Zero to sixty... eventually.
Posted by: torquewrench
-----------
But it can pull a Ringling Brothers Circus Train up a hill on it's own given enough time.
Totque. What can't it do?

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 03:46 AM (ExfQu)

617 Almost 4...
Good Morning, Skip.

Posted by: Chi at September 10, 2016 03:56 AM (ExfQu)

618 In three consecutive ADT's in my Army Reserve days, my unit managed to start forest fires at Fort Drum... True story! That was a bit like Burning Man, I should think!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki

I've been present for two range fires at Dugway. Scary considering what laying around out there.

Posted by: Jean at September 10, 2016 04:20 AM (ngn8T)

619 Chicks: They change their minds 'n' stuff. It is a woman's prerogative.

--------
Then they blame you.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at September 10, 2016 04:26 AM (dIc3Q)

620 That was a bit like Burning Man, I should think!

Prolly not as many naked hippie chicks ... nor bees ...

Posted by: Adriane the Wickerman Critic ... at September 10, 2016 04:35 AM (AoK0a)

621 Yeah been up since 4, don't know why other than I'm always up at 4.
Good morning Chi and the rest of the horde

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2016 04:36 AM (0G2eQ)

622 Had to delete the idiots mattress vendor story from my links; Ace beat me too it for a change. Back with VNN when Krak comes in with the weekend EMT at 6 am.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 10, 2016 04:38 AM (mpXpK)

623 "Good Morning"??

That's my line.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at September 10, 2016 04:41 AM (d76uN)

624 Prolly not as many naked hippie chicks ... nor bees ...
Posted by: Adriane the Wickerman Critic ... at September 10, 2016 04:35 AM (AoK0a)
---------------------------------


OH, NO! NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES! AAAAAHHHHH! OH, THEY'RE IN MY EYES! MY EYES! AAAAHHHHH! AAAAAGGHHH!

Posted by: Nick Cage at September 10, 2016 04:51 AM (3cOA7)

625 Bees + Burning Man + ...

bread - whole wheat, plain white, sliced, younameit -

= Toast & Honey for Breakfast !!!!!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Wickerman Critic ... at September 10, 2016 05:02 AM (AoK0a)

626 As soon as coffee is done going to run out, be back asap

Posted by: Skip at September 10, 2016 05:05 AM (0G2eQ)

627 Toast and Honey, omg I would kill for that

Cottage cheese and grape nut's here

Posted by: Jean at September 10, 2016 05:07 AM (ngn8T)

628 I'm trying to go low carb ...

And then 1 piece of toast with butter - a little smear - and cinnamon sugar.

And it's all for not.

There's a place in AZ. You can get honey straight from the beekeeper. He's already sold out this season. sigh.

You'll never buy honey from the store again.

Never-ish.

Aw well.

I like grape nuts with strawberry yogurt instead of milk.

Happy breakfast, Jean.

Posted by: Adriane the Wickerman Critic ... at September 10, 2016 05:22 AM (AoK0a)

629 I think that all the preening, virtue signalling, overpaid, pro athletes who are disrespecting America are going to find out that unintended conscequences are a bitch.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 10, 2016 05:35 AM (20X6f)

630 "I like grape nuts with strawberry yogurt instead of milk."

I'm like that as well. I like granola with yogurt too. Sometimes with milk, but mostly with yogurt. Skim milk. Can't handle the butterfat like I could when I was younger.


Posted by: Bayou City at September 10, 2016 05:45 AM (K4eq3)

631 No way that sleeping woman deal would happen today. No. Way. No. How.

Posted by: Eromero at September 10, 2016 05:46 AM (zLDYs)

632 Also, on a not related note, why do otherwise good guitarists think faster is better? Beethoven was much better at timing than these hacks. Perhaps they should study rather that speed-practice?

Posted by: Bayou City at September 10, 2016 05:49 AM (K4eq3)

633 Just woke up.

Maybe I've become unaccustomed to full time work but I am really glad this gig isn't permanent. We're helping the City of Los Angeles' IT organization inventory some of its infrastructure to enable better planning. They're fairly sure that a lot of it has gotten lost or inaccurate over the years. As it is, the only gear that has asset tags I've seen is some older Cisco switches. We're not just inventorying the equipment but also detailing the comm rooms and how they're constructed and equipped. In some cases this means I've needed to learn about a few thing I only understood hypothetically before as I'm odd man out in the crew as I've done nearly nothing in the past regarding ground bus bars and some other stuff.

The hard part of this is that we're starting at the City Hall complex, which means driving to downtown LA every morning. Traffic conditions are so erratic that I have to leave at 7 AM to hopefully be there at 9 AM. Sometimes, like today (Friday) this gets me there early and sometimes it isn't enough if there are freeways messed up by accidents. At best, it is a very slow tedious slog for the actual distance involved. I just don't know how people do this day in and day out for years and years. We should be done within September and I'll be glad to move on to dealing with various facilities all over the San Fernando Valley. Any one of them should be easier to get to without leaving excessively early and just having different destinations every day should make it less soul crushing.

The is supposed to run through around Thanksgiving, then maybe there will be a new project of a similar nature. This one is far enough away that it will only be four days a week and may have some overnight in motels rather than commuting both ways every day, as it would still involve crappy traffic as well as great distance. Twenty years ago this would have been alright if the money was good but I'm getting too old for this kind of thing.

Posted by: Epobirs at September 10, 2016 05:58 AM (IdCqF)

634 Mornin'

That KISS clip in the sidebar is so mucho awesome. Mad respect.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 10, 2016 06:06 AM (WlGX+)

635 Honey is bee vomit. Not that I care, because bee vomit is tasty.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 10, 2016 06:09 AM (WlGX+)

636 Nood EMT.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at September 10, 2016 06:12 AM (3cOA7)

637 hello test

Posted by: OregonMuse at September 10, 2016 10:20 AM (0qLQM)

638 cool

Posted by: OregonMuse at September 10, 2016 10:20 AM (0qLQM)

639
Posted by: Epobirs at September 10, 2016 05:58 AM (IdCqF)







I just did a similar job over the summer for one of the cable companies here in Texas. Inventoried and photographed critical infrastructure equipment for a bunch of their sites all over DFW and El Paso. Luckily, I didn't have to do anything like document the whole facility the way you're doing. You see, even in the most haphazard of their sites, they have their shit together, and things are documented pretty damned well.

Private enterprise and government. No comparison.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 10, 2016 10:33 AM (LuZz8)

640





There is video evidence of a college administrator doing
custodial/facilities/maintenance work.
She is denying work to the unionized custodial staff. Seems like a rock solid grievance win to me.



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Posted by: centralscrutinizer at September 10, 2016 01:29 PM (vI+F1)

641
If it's too late for the Horde to see a gross infraction, does an embarreling automatically result?

But, I'm here to correct a glaring error by purported Raiders fans, and not corrected, as far as I can tell.

Jake the Snake was Jake Plummer. Ken Stabler was simply "The Snake".

Posted by: Spun and Murky at September 10, 2016 02:31 PM (4DCSq)

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Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat