Thread below the Gardening Thread: Chicago Dreams and Memes [KT]

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

Well, I missed Obama's Last Campaign Rally this week. Yes I could, yes I did. But the Chicago location of the rally triggered me to seek out a safe space for thought somewhere in Chicago. Maybe with the Chicago Boyz?

David Foster wonders why college professors and entertainers often have similar political views. Do you have any clues?

I also found his nice little piece on Jargon, Proverbs and Memes. It starts with a discussion of buzzwords in education. He also quotes Sarah Hoyt:

Of all the ways people have come up with to avoid thinking, I like memes the most. They are so ridiculously easy to fall into. You see the words, you see the picture and you go "ah ah, that's so true." Even when on a minute's reflection it makes no sense whatsoever. . . I think in a way it follows the same pattern that proverbs followed in more ancient cultures. . . While proverbs were ways not to have to think or short cuts around thinking, they weren't, by themselves, pernicious. . . Proverbs are in a way, the encoding of societal wisdom into short cuts to lead people into ways that have worked before. . . Memes are similar, but you have to remove societal wisdom and put in "the commanding forces of culture and mass media.

What is your favorite buzzword or meme? Or the one that makes you cringe the most?

If you're up to slogging through something a little heavier, how about this summary on Propaganda in a Democracy by Aldous Huxley? There are some seriously long paragraphs in it. Longer than this one:

In their propaganda today's dictators rely for the most part on repetition, supression and rationalization - the repetition of catchwords which they wish to be accepted as true, the supression of facts which they wish to be ignored, the arousal and rationalization of passions which may be used in the interests of the Party or the State. As the art and science of manipulation come to be better understood, the dictators of the future will doubtless learn to combine these techniques with the non-stop distractions which, in the West, are now threatening to drown in a sea of irrelevance the rational propaganda essential to the maintenance of individual liberty and the survival of democratic institutions.

Ready to turn off the TV for a while? Take your kid out of college and give him a book?

Have a great weekend.

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1 So,

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:14 AM (ty7RM)

2 (first)

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:14 AM (ty7RM)

3 rd

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 11:16 AM (QjZlN)

4 top 10

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 14, 2017 11:16 AM (89T5c)

5 I look at the picture at Breitbart of PE Donald Trump shaking hands with Steve Harvey, while listening to what he is saying with an earnest, attentive expression on his face, and I think, "This is what hope looks like."

Posted by: Me at January 14, 2017 11:17 AM (EwGtF)

6 Russian hackers still interfering with revealing uploaded photos for the Gardening Web, apparently. Have fun on this one for a while.

Posted by: KT at January 14, 2017 11:17 AM (qahv/)

7 >>What is your favorite buzzword or meme?

meme. Dumb word for these times.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2017 11:17 AM (/tuJf)

8 ...I have a high deductible plan through my employer. Our coverage has been getting progressively shittier AND more expensive since they crammed O-care down our throats. The reason for the ever increasing expense has always been: "Shut up, Obamacare." So now that they're repealing Ocare, I can expect Anthem to drop our rates.
Right?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:17 AM (ty7RM)

9 Favoite meme?..."Stupid should be painful."

Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2017 11:17 AM (x9c8r)

10 Top 5!

Posted by: Me at January 14, 2017 11:17 AM (EwGtF)

11 Gardening Thread.
Web? More hackers. Heh.

Posted by: KT at January 14, 2017 11:18 AM (qahv/)

12 favorite, too.

Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2017 11:18 AM (x9c8r)

13 Favorite meme: Nyan Cat. So charmingly random and pointless but so adorable at the same time.

Posted by: Me at January 14, 2017 11:19 AM (EwGtF)

14 Yes, I have a clue. I base it off my analysis of a good friend of mine.

The entertainers think the college professors are smart. The entertainers desperately want to be seen as smart.

Posted by: Alana at January 14, 2017 11:19 AM (hQOoF)

15 that Huxley paragraph just above nails the MSM.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 14, 2017 11:19 AM (89T5c)

16 Does "Florida Man..." conform to the official meme style guide? 'Cause if it does, that's my favorite.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:21 AM (ty7RM)

17 Actors and college professors speak from Ivory Towers.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2017 11:21 AM (oVJmc)

18 7 >>What is your favorite buzzword or meme?

meme. Dumb word for these times.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2017 11:17 AM (/tuJf)

My dad calls them "me-mes" (like referring to yourself, twice).

He still posts them on his fb wall like mad. A little unbecoming (IMO) for a 70 year old man, but whatever I guess.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 11:21 AM (QjZlN)

19 I got left behind on the coffee thread. Jake Tapper just tweeted this:


"On Fri some Dems worried Lewis comments would force them to defend
PEOTUS Trump legitimacy. Not anymore. Now they rally around Lewis."


yippee

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:22 AM (bpfzP)

20 11 Gardening Thread.
Web? More hackers. Heh.
Posted by: KT at January 14, 2017 11:18 AM (qahv/)

My money is on spiders. Because web.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 11:22 AM (QjZlN)

21 The entertainers think the college professors are smart. The entertainers desperately want to be seen as smart.

And the college professors want to be pretty and popular.

Posted by: pep at January 14, 2017 11:23 AM (LAe3v)

22 Favorite buzzword? "Fear not". I guess that's two words.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:23 AM (bpfzP)

23 *grilled* lemon poppyseed bread. Yea or nay?

Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 11:23 AM (U0lQa)

24 *grilled* lemon poppyseed bread. Yea or nay?
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Argle Bargle.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:25 AM (bpfzP)

25 Favorite buzzword? "Fear not". I guess that's two words.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:23 AM (bpfzP)

As in..."Fear not...Packers." ?

Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2017 11:25 AM (x9c8r)

26 "On Fri some Dems worried Lewis comments would force them to defend

PEOTUS Trump legitimacy. Not anymore. Now they rally around Lewis."


What nobody in this scenario seems to understand is that nobody outside their little circle gives a damn about their opinion of Trump's legitimacy.

Posted by: pep at January 14, 2017 11:25 AM (LAe3v)

27 Coffee is worse than Hitler, according to a willowed comment in the last thread.

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 11:25 AM (sdi6R)

28 The meme that drives me bugShiite is the idea that "All the big rich businessmen vote Republican".

How the left gets away with propagating that astounding falsehood when it has been categorically untrue for about 40 years is a damned mystery to me.

Posted by: Andrew X at January 14, 2017 11:25 AM (DO6/u)

29 Coffee is worse than Hitler, according to a willowed comment in the last thread.
Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 11:25 AM (sdi6R)

maybe but Coffee never invaded Poland and France.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 11:26 AM (sRFAL)

30 >>My dad calls them "me-mes" (like referring to yourself, twice).

>>He still posts them on his fb wall like mad. A little unbecoming (IMO) for a 70 year old man, but whatever I guess.

I wonder how many people know meme is basically a made up word by Richard Dawkins?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2017 11:26 AM (/tuJf)

31 My favorite buzzword? Buzzword. And that is everything. It says it all.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at January 14, 2017 11:26 AM (U0lQa)

32 27
Coffee is worse than Hitler, according to a willowed comment in the last thread.


Both are dark and bitter, but coffee didn't win any medals for bravery.

Posted by: pep at January 14, 2017 11:27 AM (LAe3v)

33 Why AOSHQ is the best: the commenters make me laugh myself silly at times and laughter is the best medicine. I'm convinced frequent trips to this location is adding years onto my expected lifespan.

Also it's so nice and easy to comment. I have a strict policy of no political commentary on FB (except for "liking" Mr. Trump's posts) and sometimes I just hunger to say something about what I am thinking. I can throw it up here with no fuss or muss. I am not looking to get noticed but it's just very satisfying to do.

Thanks very much guys!

Posted by: Me at January 14, 2017 11:27 AM (EwGtF)

34 Most disliked - "truth to power".

Posted by: cfomahm at January 14, 2017 11:27 AM (RfzVr)

35 Toby Keith has agreed to perform at the Inauguration.


I hope he sings "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue". Or maybe "How Do You Like Me Now?"

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:27 AM (bpfzP)

36 By the way i am sick and tired of hearing the phrase " Speak Truth to Power"

Fuck that, especially from the MSM and The Left and who never did anything but blow Fredo and twice on Sunday

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 11:28 AM (sRFAL)

37 that Huxley paragraph just above nails the MSM.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 14, 2017 11:19 AM (89T5c)
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There were no scandals in my administration. BHO

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 14, 2017 11:28 AM (MIKMs)

38 Favorite meme: The guys get shirts.

Posted by: Dewey at January 14, 2017 11:29 AM (hHXBG)

39 Least favorite buzzword has to be "leverage" when it is intended to mean "utilize." I see it in my profession (subcontractor for DoD) all the time and it drives me crazy.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 14, 2017 11:29 AM (5Yee7)

40 Most disliked - "truth to power".

Posted by: cfomahm at January 14, 2017 11:27 AM (RfzVr)

Hear, hear!

Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2017 11:29 AM (x9c8r)

41 Most disliked - "truth to power".

"Wrong side of History."

Orly, Mr. Leftist Hipster? Got a crystal ball, do we?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2017 11:29 AM (oVJmc)

42 Since my daughter is a dancer, I'm into a bunch of dancer memes. Some of them are:
Dancer problems: when you can dance for hours but get tired after running for two minutes
You know you're a dancer when you spot while spinning on a computer chair.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 14, 2017 11:29 AM (FQKBL)

43 I kinda thought the grilled lemon poppyseed thing was BS too but now I'm thinking Well shit, what about...? I mean, would it be good for french toast, say?

man now im hungry. gotta stop looking at menus

Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 11:29 AM (U0lQa)

44 "What is your favorite buzzword or meme? Or the one that makes you cringe the most?"

I heard a new one this week: "Architecture" as a verb.

"Let's take a meeting next week to architecture your new system."

Pardon me while I puke.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 14, 2017 11:30 AM (97XyN)

45 The meme makes me crazy is that Fascism/Nazism are constructs of the right. Fascism is Communism with better uniforms.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:31 AM (ty7RM)

46 most hated meme ? 'willowed'
favorite one?smile and strike fear in theirhearts. nyclny commenter (sp)grrr cannot rememeber

Posted by: willow at January 14, 2017 11:31 AM (R7cwD)

47 >>> maybe but Coffee never invaded Poland and France.

Coffee for Hitler and Germany
Teatime for England, bon chance

Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2017 11:31 AM (jw2Xw)

48 that Huxley paragraph just above nails the MSM.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 14, 2017 11:19 AM (89T5c)


A while back I read the Walter Lippmann book, "The Public Philosophy," which tackles much the same territory, I think. For some reason though, when I read it I had all sorts of "yes, that's us today!" moments, and now I cannot really recall them.

Not because of a poor attention span, more I think because events are spinning fast now. I should re-read it at some point. And would highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 11:31 AM (Pz4pT)

49 >>What is your favorite buzzword or meme? Or the one that makes you cringe the most?

Heh, my brother has a poster depicting a variety of popular idioms (kinda like a Richard Scary book) - son loves it.


First, I hate how often tv newspeople/hosts rely on idioms and other phrases as shorthand for actually articulating a point or story. Sports host are the *worst*!! I realized how often I did this when I worked with a recent immigrant. He would just exclaim, "Woman, what are you talking about?"

Second, I hate how often people mangle idioms or sayings. Sure, it's funny when someone says, "it's a doggie dog world," but makes me wonder what they even think they are saying, like they're so lazy they fall back on a shorthand that they don;t even understand.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2017 11:32 AM (NOIQH)

50 Has anybody ever recorded a song entitled "How's My Ass Taste"? Because that's who should be playing the inaugural.

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 11:32 AM (sdi6R)

51 other one I hate,
Justice warriors.

Posted by: willow at January 14, 2017 11:32 AM (R7cwD)

52 "Wrong side of History."

Oh yeah. That one too is like fingernails on a chalkboard.

Posted by: cfomahm at January 14, 2017 11:32 AM (RfzVr)

53 "Let's take a meeting next week to architecture your new system."

Verbing ANY noun makes me puke.



Wait...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:32 AM (ty7RM)

54 I was going to urge Trump to threaten to permanently expel any reported who persisted in shouting at him during a press conference.

Apparently, they already did.

"CNN's
Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta said Donald Trump's
spokesman Sean Spicer threatened to expel him from Trump Tower if he
attempted to ask another question after a contentious exchange with the
president-elect during Wednesday's news conference. "After
I asked and ... demanded that we have a question, Sean Spicer, the
incoming press secretary, did say to me that if I were to do that again I
was going to be thrown out of this press conference," Acosta told CNN's
Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper, speaking on "Inside Politics."
This putz Acosta thinks he's in a position to "demand" a question. I think he's going to find out he's not.

Posted by: pep at January 14, 2017 11:32 AM (LAe3v)

55 gotta say, I rarely come across buzzwords. I'm entirely out of the corporate world and watch no cable or network shows/news

Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 11:33 AM (U0lQa)

56 Coffee is worse than Hitler, according to a willowed comment in the last thread.

Both are dark and bitter, but coffee didn't win any medals for bravery.


Posted by: pep at January 14, 2017 11:27 AM (LAe3v)


Adolf was very proud of his Iron Cross 2nd Class.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 14, 2017 11:33 AM (5Yee7)

57 Oh, and if we're talking about hated memes:

1. You got that from watching Fox News.
2. The Koch brothers... (blah blah blah).
3. Alt-right websites...

Number 3 is rising, as 1 and 2 lose their luster and relevance in light of recent events.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 11:34 AM (Pz4pT)

58 College professors and artists are among the most conformist individuals on the planet. They need to conform in order to succeed. Competence is less relevant.

Posted by: PJ at January 14, 2017 11:34 AM (Rwy1k)

59 A phrase that I hate is "Let's unpack that". Why don't they just say, Let's take a closer look at that? or "Let's break that down"?

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:34 AM (bpfzP)

60 Least favorite buzzword has to be "leverage" when it is intended to mean
"utilize." I see it in my profession (subcontractor for DoD) all the
time and it drives me crazy.


I hate the word "utilize" when "use" is fine. Save the syllables!

Posted by: pep at January 14, 2017 11:34 AM (LAe3v)

61 Not tired yet of this one - HRCWNBPOTUS.

I can see becoming tired of it eventually.

Posted by: cfomahm at January 14, 2017 11:35 AM (RfzVr)

62 Verbing ANY noun makes me puke.



Wait...
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:32 AM (ty7RM)


First they came for the verbs, and I said nothing because verbing weirds language. Then they arrival for the nouns, and I speech nothing because I no verbs.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 14, 2017 11:35 AM (8nWyX)

63 41 Most disliked - "truth to power".

"Wrong side of History."

Orly, Mr. Leftist Hipster? Got a crystal ball, do we?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2017 11:29 AM (oVJmc)

"That's not who we are."

Fuck you, sir. With an ice cream scoop. I get to decide who I am, not you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:35 AM (92kX2)

64 Verbing ANY noun makes me puke.

Wait...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:32 AM (ty7RM)


Sh!t, I forgot about "partnering" when they mean "form partnership." Can I haz two least favorite buzzwords?

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 14, 2017 11:36 AM (5Yee7)

65 Second, I hate how often people mangle idioms or sayings. Sure, it's funny when someone says, "it's a doggie dog world," but makes me wonder what they even think they are saying, like they're so lazy they fall back on a shorthand that they don;t even understand.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2017 11:32 AM (NOIQH)
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It's because nobody actually reads anymore.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 11:36 AM (EnKk6)

66 My all-time most-hated phrase is "reach out". You mean "contact" or "talk to"?

Posted by: pep at January 14, 2017 11:36 AM (LAe3v)

67 WAS truth to power already done

Posted by: willow at January 14, 2017 11:36 AM (R7cwD)

68 56
Coffee is worse than Hitler, according to a willowed comment in the last thread.



Both are dark and bitter, but coffee didn't win any medals for bravery.





Posted by: pep at January 14, 2017 11:27 AM (LAe3v)



Adolf was very proud of his Iron Cross 2nd Class.



Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 14, 2017 11:33 AM (5Yee7)
Even Adolf wasn't shameless enough to give himself a medal. He actually earned that medal in the First World War.

Posted by: PJ at January 14, 2017 11:36 AM (Rwy1k)

69 ok yes it was.

that always alerts me to the4 load of b.s I will soon be reading through.

Posted by: willow at January 14, 2017 11:37 AM (R7cwD)

70 My all-time most-hated phrase is "reach out".
==============================


Yeah. That and "dialogue". Just say talk.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:37 AM (bpfzP)

71 In general, calling problems "Opportunities."

Really, they are not the same thing. Problems may provide opportunities, but lets unpack this another way and leverage our core competencies:

Which would you prefer more of: opportunities or problems? The terms are not interchangeable.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:37 AM (92kX2)

72 2. The Koch brothers... (blah blah blah).


Did they die or sumpin'?.....haven't heard of them for months.

Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2017 11:37 AM (x9c8r)

73 Coffee is worse than Hitler, according to a willowed comment in the last thread.
Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 11:25 AM (sdi6R)

maybe but Coffee never invaded Poland and France.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 11:26 AM (sRFAL)


Coffee stains on paper: Better or worse than Hilter's paintings?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 11:38 AM (Pz4pT)

74 #19

I got left behind on the coffee thread. Jake Tapper just tweeted this:


"On Fri some Dems worried Lewis comments would force them to defend

PEOTUS Trump legitimacy. Not anymore. Now they rally around Lewis."


yippee

===============

Tapppper still works for "FakeCNNews", right?

Who cares?

Obama made a rare visit to Chicago. I hope no one violated the Tet ceasefire.

Posted by: mrp at January 14, 2017 11:38 AM (JBggj)

75 >>Has anybody ever recorded a song entitled "How's My Ass Taste"? Because that's who should be playing the inaugural.

Just Shaq.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lQW-FWMcBo

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2017 11:38 AM (/tuJf)

76 "Ahead of the curve". Means you are just guessing.

Posted by: Javems at January 14, 2017 11:38 AM (yOqwj)

77 David Foster wonders

I liked his song in St Elmo's Fire.

Posted by: wait, what? at January 14, 2017 11:38 AM (wpC7C)

78 "Wrong side of History."

Let's see: Wrong Side of History is ALWAYS uttered by leftards, no? And, who writes the history books. Leftards, no? So, why the f*@k do they care what side of history you are on? They're going to write it to fit their continuing agenda.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:39 AM (ty7RM)

79 Memes?

Jingoism perhaps?

The rhythmic hooting of monkeys in a territory war?

Yep, blame the Monolith for having the apes come out of the trees.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2017 11:39 AM (KK3oF)

80 I love how KT brings the content to what is essentially a shiny object thrown to distract us away from the gardening thread.

She should be put in charge of more threads, like the EMT, which more often than not have no content. Thanks KT.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2017 11:39 AM (rH4JY)

81 Diversity....usually confused for perversity.

Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2017 11:39 AM (x9c8r)

82 but makes me wonder what they even think they are saying, like they're so lazy they fall back on a shorthand that they don;t even understand.

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it is what it did

Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 11:39 AM (U0lQa)

83 One common phrase that used to get my hubby's goat ( ) when we were in NVA and watched the DC news was "he/she was an asset to the community." They *always said this when some unfortunate person in a rough part of DC was killed in a bizarre crime or caught in crossfire of gang warfare. Oh, that guy who was shot exiting church on Christmas eve? He was an asset to the community...
He though these people deserve better than some fake, sentimental throwaway line.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2017 11:40 AM (NOIQH)

84 The Koch brothers... (blah blah blah).

----------------------------
Did they die or sumpin'?.....haven't heard of them for months.
Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2017 11:37 AM (x9c8r)


I swear I know practically nothing about them, except they are boogeymen to idiot lefty meme users.

And they were/are anti-Trump.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 11:40 AM (Pz4pT)

85 Actors and Professors...

Work their way up through arbitrary systems which are deemphasize merit-based reward

Spend their lives alomost entirely in artificial, unsustainable cultures

Make their bones doing boring work in front of unappreciatve audiences

Achieve the peak of success when they are able to produce or publish and leave the grunt work to the inferiors within their system

Posted by: Thirdtwin at January 14, 2017 11:40 AM (Ixl7R)

86 "Authentic". -- was at a school function a while back and the principal kept talking about "authentic educational experience." Drove me bonkers.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at January 14, 2017 11:40 AM (VSenK)

87 I hate the word "utilize" when "use" is fine. Save the syllables!
Posted by: pep at January 14, 2017 11:34 AM (LAe3v)
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Don't utilize "utilize", instead use "use".

I hate it when desk jockeys deploy phrases such as "boots on the ground".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 11:40 AM (EnKk6)

88 Most disliked: Diversity is our strength and anything promoting diversity.

The diversity mantra is the most empty headed value there is. It is anti- Martin Luther King, who did not celebrate diversity, but CHARACTER.

Follow up is the ECO and Green labels. I have had it up to eco here with the ecobullshit.

Posted by: Minuteman at January 14, 2017 11:41 AM (SPoAQ)

89 its. so. yummy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 11:41 AM (V3IFq)

90 I hate it when desk jockeys deploy phrases such as "boots on the ground".
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 11:40 AM (EnKk6)


Shipmate, you are not enabling the warfighter to get inside the enemy's OODA loop and put him on the horns of a dilemma.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 14, 2017 11:42 AM (8nWyX)

91 Coffee is worse than Hitler, according to a willowed comment in the last thread.
Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 11:25 AM (sdi6R)


Coffee never has a problem with me mixing the races (i.e. adding cream).

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 11:42 AM (Pz4pT)

92 Meme itself, is a meme....

and its memes, all the way down,,,,

Posted by: Don Q. at January 14, 2017 11:42 AM (qf6WZ)

93 86 "Authentic". -- was at a school function a while back and the principal kept talking about "authentic educational experience." Drove me bonkers.
Posted by: Bacon Jeff at January 14, 2017 11:40 AM (VSenK)
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Hipsters use "authentic" a lot. Like, "Vinyl is just more authentic, you know?"

I kinda agree on analog being more "honest", as the hippies used to say.

And yes I just said that via digital media.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 11:42 AM (EnKk6)

94 Diversity....usually confused for perversity.

Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2017 11:39 AM (x9c8r)
==============================

Last night I went online to try and get an IPass, for tollroads in Illinois. The Illinois tollway website was a complete mess. I couldn't find a thing that would help me get an IPass. However, they did have a banner on their homepage to tell me all about diversity. It's a tollway. What's diversity got to do with paying a buck fifty to get off in Deerfield?

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:42 AM (bpfzP)

95 Follow up is the ECO and Green labels. I have had it up to eco here with the ecobullshit.
Posted by: Minuteman at January 14, 2017 11:41 AM (SPoAQ)

I hate seeing 'Organic' on food labels. Congrats, it has carbon! Here's a cookie.

BTW, it's 'organic' too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:43 AM (92kX2)

96 I'm thinking out of the box. And a tiny box it indeed is.

Posted by: Prez'nit Toonces at January 14, 2017 11:43 AM (Tyii7)

97 Cringeworthy buzz-phrases:
- "Violence never solved anything"
- "You can't hug your child with nuclear arms"

When I was in college (1970's) you found stupid memes on posters at the campus bookstore. Probably some cave paintings are really just stupid memes.


Posted by: George V. at January 14, 2017 11:43 AM (LUHWu)

98 Coffee never has a problem with me mixing the races (i.e. adding cream).
Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 11:42 AM (Pz4pT)
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I love Mochtaroons!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 11:43 AM (EnKk6)

99 Even Adolf wasn't shameless enough to give himself a medal. He actually earned that medal in the First World War.

Posted by: PJ


Maybe it's the alcohol, but trying to imagine Obama in a combat situation is funny. Would he shit himself? Blubber and cling to his fellow soldiers?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2017 11:44 AM (rH4JY)

100 97 Cringeworthy buzz-phrases:
- "Violence never solved anything"
- "You can't hug your child with nuclear arms"

When I was in college (1970's) you found stupid memes on posters at the campus bookstore. Probably some cave paintings are really just stupid memes.


Posted by: George V. at January 14, 2017 11:43 AM (LUHWu)

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

Ugh.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:44 AM (92kX2)

101 you. get. to. use. your. favorite. mug.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 11:44 AM (V3IFq)

102 Oh, how about referring to something not food/gardening as organic. See this a lot now to describe business things, like the process came along organically as we created product X.


Another one is curate/curated that is used to describe a random list as if it were an art collection. So here's a curated list of the best Christmas gifts in 2016 blah blah blah.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2017 11:45 AM (NOIQH)

103 The meme makes me crazy is that Fascism/Nazism are constructs of the right. Fascism is Communism with better uniforms.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:31 AM (ty7RM)


No you are incorrect, while both Fascism and Communism are totalitarian/collectivist, they are two different economic models.

Fascism allows for private ownership of industry but that industry is subject to authoritarian (and capricious) control of "the State." That is why industry always seeks governmental patrons and why governmental officials attempt to vector business to the industries they are patronizing.

Communism does not allow ownership of private property and assumes that "the State" controls the means of production.

While on the subject of buzzwords, we have got to stop using the term "Crony Capitalism" when "Fascism" is meant. Crony capitalism is a term created by leftists to discredit capitalism.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 14, 2017 11:45 AM (5Yee7)

104 Leftists are extremely good at the words game. They never finish a sentence and it is promoted as the meme of the day or decade. Example: It started as terminate a pregnancy or abortion and now "a women's right to choose"....no one asks choose to do what? Oh..a women's right to choose to kill a baby. If they ever said the entire sentence it would be over. So Trump presidency is illegitimate....because we leftist didn't vote for him. Crazy.

Posted by: Eileen at January 14, 2017 11:46 AM (te778)

105 Cringeworthy buzz-phrases:
- "Violence never solved anything"
- "You can't hug your child with nuclear arms"


Make violins, not violence.

Posted by: Stradivarius at January 14, 2017 11:46 AM (rH4JY)

106 Maybe it's the alcohol, but trying to imagine Obama in a combat situation is funny. Would he shit himself? Blubber and cling to his fellow soldiers?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2017 11:44 AM (rH4JY)

His sharp pant crease will not help him there. Also, being articulate with no trace of negro dialect would probably pass without remark as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:46 AM (92kX2)

107 Probably some cave paintings are really just stupid memes.

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The hand outlines thing just has to be

Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 11:46 AM (U0lQa)

108 Ironically,the officer who put Adolph up for an Iron Cross was a Jew.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2017 11:46 AM (r/0kC)

109 Crap.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2017 11:46 AM (NOIQH)

110 i'm a little shallow on meme threads in the real world. I read here hese days and have avoided media and social sites as tmz or facebook.

Posted by: willow at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (R7cwD)

111 Sorry no link but Victor Davis Hanson has a great piece up on "What is Trumpism" at NRO (I know, I know).

Kind of a overview of Trumps world view at this early stage.

Posted by: Max Power at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (q177U)

112 While on the subject of buzzwords, we have got to stop using the term "Crony Capitalism" when "Fascism" is meant. Crony capitalism is a term created by leftists to discredit capitalism.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 14, 2017 11:45 AM (5Yee7)

This. Great post in toto.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (92kX2)

113
Let's see: Wrong Side of History is ALWAYS uttered by leftards, no? And, who writes the history books. Leftards, no? So, why the f*@k do they care what side of history you are on? They're going to write it to fit their continuing agenda.


And the phrase was popularized by people whose empire collapsed in 1989.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (oVJmc)

114 What's diversity got to do with paying a buck fifty to get off in Deerfield?
Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:42 AM

More than you know dear.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (tr2D7)

115 What's diversity got to do with paying a buck fifty to get off in Deerfield?

A real-world example of supply and demand in action.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (DMUuz)

116 The Illinois tollway website was a complete mess.

Whenever you are trying to use IL State services, always go to the Dept. of Graft and Corruption first. After you remit your "user fee," things go much better.
True story: IL legalized medical marijuana a year ago. At last count, the fee to open a dispensary was well over a million dollars.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (ty7RM)

117 Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2017 11:45 AM (NOIQH)

I'm still trying to figure out how 'Non organic' food even gets grown....

Posted by: Don Q. at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (qf6WZ)

118 111 Sorry no link but Victor Davis Hanson has a great piece up on "What is Trumpism" at NRO (I know, I know).

Kind of a overview of Trumps world view at this early stage.
Posted by: Max Power at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (q177U)

He cross posts pretty much everything at his own personal blog if you do not want to give NRO the clicks.

http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:48 AM (92kX2)

119 Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:42 AM (bpfzP)

I think a lot of it is pre-emptive....to keep the Feds off their butts....you just know the Civil Rights div. of DOJ will haul you into court if you don't mention your "diversity"

Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2017 11:49 AM (x9c8r)

120 23 *grilled* lemon poppyseed bread. Yea or nay?

Yea

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 14, 2017 11:50 AM (di1hb)

121 I hate the word "utilize" when "use" is fine. Save the syllables!
Posted by: pep at January 14, 2017 11:34 AM


Son, you got to get on the syllabus.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 14, 2017 11:50 AM (DMUuz)

122 I hate seeing 'Organic' on food labels. Congrats, it has carbon! Here's a cookie.

BTW, it's 'organic' too.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:43 AM (92kX2)

I refuse to buy any product labeled as "organic" because I know automatically you are spending too much of your budget on marketing.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 11:50 AM (Pz4pT)

123 >>Wrong Side of History is ALWAYS uttered by leftards, no?

Check out Jonah Goldberg's Prager University video deconstructing "The right/wrong side of history." It's really good.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2017 11:50 AM (NOIQH)

124 Cringeworthy buzz-phrases:

"For the cost of one B1 bomber, you can feed XXXX number of starving children."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:51 AM (ty7RM)

125 111 Sorry no link but Victor Davis Hanson has a great piece up on "What is Trumpism" at NRO (I know, I know).

Kind of a overview of Trumps world view at this early stage.
Posted by: Max Power at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (q177U)

Another good one to skim through at NRO by Andrew McCarthy:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zqmw2jx

Quote:
The FBI had no legal power to compel the production of evidence from the DNC or Podesta; for that, they needed the Obama Justice Department.

I was unaware that the FBI had to use the DoJ to get anyone to produce anything.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 11:51 AM (QjZlN)

126 From my former place of employment and probably everyone elses -

"Our people are our greatest asset."

Um, no. I am not an accountant but I think that we are not on the "asset" side of your ledger.

Posted by: cfomahm at January 14, 2017 11:51 AM (RfzVr)

127
I refuse to buy any product labeled as "organic" because I know automatically you are spending too much of your budget on marketing.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 11:50 AM (Pz4pT)

If you ever want to hear a goat rodeo story, just ask how food manufacturers certify a product as 'Organic.' They are just passing the cost on to you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:51 AM (92kX2)

128 So the guy who dodged the 1.25 toll was charged with a felony? Daaamn.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 11:51 AM (hVdx9)

129 104
It started as terminate a pregnancy or abortion and now "a women's right to choose"....no one asks choose to do what? Oh..a women's right to choose to kill a baby.
Posted by: Eileen at January 14, 2017 11:46 AM (te77


And "the right to choose" only goes so far. Bakers don't have the right to choose not to bake a cake for a gay wedding, to cite merely one example.

In many places, a restaurant owner doesn't have the right to choose to allow smoking on his own fucking property, because the government made that "choice" for him.

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 11:52 AM (sdi6R)

130 Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:34 AM (bpfzP)

"unpack this" - all of a sudden saturating the airwaves. Boring and not a good visual.

Re: inauguration. Happy about the line-up, including Mr. Anka. Just wish some of the Apprentice contestants had signed on, like Cyndi Lauper and Trace Adkins.

Posted by: kallisto at January 14, 2017 11:52 AM (kD8Fh)

131 My favorite is "sustainable", as in save the Earf.

Posted by: Prez'nit Toonces at January 14, 2017 11:52 AM (Tyii7)

132 The left is redefining fascism as "Nationalist", period.


http://tinyurl.com/l24of26

Posted by: Javems at January 14, 2017 11:53 AM (yOqwj)

133 Um, no. I am not an accountant but I think that we are not on the "asset" side of your ledger.

Posted by: cfomahm at January 14, 2017 11:51 AM (RfzVr)

If your company has a "human resource" department (instead of a personnel department), then congrats! You're an asset to the company!

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 11:53 AM (QjZlN)

134 Yeah 'organic' has become a Mad Men marketing buzzword.

I would love to feed those yokels a diet enhancing totes organic meal based on right-handed chirality. Totes filling while starving to death and suffering malnutrition.

And yes I have pondered writing a science-fiction story of space castaways stuck on a planet where everything on the planet is wrong-handed. Because using such phrases as 'circularly polarized radiation' would be fun.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2017 11:53 AM (KK3oF)

135 My favorite is "sustainable", as in save the Earf.
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I am beyond tired of the Earf.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:53 AM (bpfzP)

136 126 From my former place of employment and probably everyone elses -

"Our people are our greatest asset."

Um, no. I am not an accountant but I think that we are not on the "asset" side of your ledger.

Posted by: cfomahm at January 14, 2017 11:51 AM (RfzVr)

Yeah, the term does have possessive connotations, doesn't it?

However, the spirit of that one is decent: a business really does succeed or fail on the quality of the people it has working for it. The terminology used to state that is just silly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (92kX2)

137 Cringeworthy buzz-phrases:

"For the cost of one B1 bomber, you can feed XXXX number of starving children."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin
****

Or you can bomb them and end their starving while keeping the bomber. Win-win.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (hVdx9)

138 A phrase that I hate is "Let's unpack that".
Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:34 AM


I'm guessing that you don't care for "Let's uncub that" either, then?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (DMUuz)

139 "simplistic" - used everywhere when "simple" is what they mean. It's like the added syllables makes the user feel smarter.

Posted by: kallisto at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (kD8Fh)

140 This. Great post in toto.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (92kX2)


Thanks. I also find many of your posts to insightful as well.

With that, I must leverage my core competency and got out into meat-space.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (5Yee7)

141 This year is the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Das Kapital. If one hundred and fifty years and 300 million murders can't make socialism work, it can't be made to work.

Posted by: Grump928(C) repeats himself at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (LTHVh)

142 This is the greatest thread you'll ever not read.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (V3IFq)

143 you. get. to. use. your. favorite. mug.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 11:44 AM (V3IFq)


As we speak, I am using my "Protein Wisdom the mug. because "carafe" is such a French word" mug.

Too bad ol' Jeff went all Trump derangement syndrome on us.

And took to twitter like a monkey on crack, leaving his hilarious and thoughtful website to fester and die.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (Pz4pT)

144 130; gene simmons and kiss. that would piss off the libs.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (KP5rU)

145 127
I refuse to buy any product labeled as "organic" because I know automatically you are spending too much of your budget on marketing.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 11:50 AM (Pz4pT)

If you ever want to hear a goat rodeo story, just ask how food manufacturers certify a product as 'Organic.' They are just passing the cost on to you.


"Organic" is a stupid tax.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (di1hb)

146 145 As in a tax paid for being stupid

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 14, 2017 11:55 AM (di1hb)

147 Another retarded left wing meme:

Who would God bomb?

(No one. He'd kill them with lightning you idiot)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 11:55 AM (hVdx9)

148 Sustainable. What a fucking joke that is.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 14, 2017 11:55 AM (89T5c)

149 Who would God bomb?


Err, Sodomites?

Posted by: Grump928(C) repeats himself at January 14, 2017 11:56 AM (LTHVh)

150 134 Yeah 'organic' has become a Mad Men marketing buzzword.

I would love to feed those yokels a diet enhancing totes organic meal based on right-handed chirality. Totes filling while starving to death and suffering malnutrition.

And yes I have pondered writing a science-fiction story of space castaways stuck on a planet where everything on the planet is wrong-handed. Because using such phrases as 'circularly polarized radiation' would be fun.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2017 11:53 AM (KK3oF)

The problem is what they mean is: all those techniques, 4000 years of study, hard work, innovation in agriculture? To hell with that- we'll use chicken poop and it must be better for you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 11:56 AM (92kX2)

151 Gomorrahians?

Posted by: Grump928(C) repeats himself at January 14, 2017 11:56 AM (LTHVh)

152 I am beyond tired of the Earf.


Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:53 AM (bpfzP)


Oh no, please don't say that! I hope you're going to stick around much longer. You're too young and pretty to leave us. When I saw the pic you posted here, I thought: Why does she call herself "grammie", she looks like a babe.

Posted by: kallisto at January 14, 2017 11:56 AM (kD8Fh)

153 Boy parakeets have blue around their beaks, and girl parakeets have pink around their beaks. True fact.

Posted by: OCBill at January 14, 2017 11:57 AM (oDxFZ)

154 This year is the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Das Kapital. If one hundred and fifty years and 300 million murders can't make socialism work, it can't be made to work.
Posted by: Grump928(C) repeats himself at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (LTHVh)


Shorter Marx: I can't get a real job, and Jews are to blame. So let's kill the whole system.

There, I just saved you a thousand pages (or whatever) of pablum.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 11:58 AM (Pz4pT)

155 I'm guessing that you don't care for "Let's uncub that" either, then?


Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (DMUuz)
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They start doing that, I stop buying their shirts eight at a time.

BTW Jake Arietta is not going to the White House with the rest of the team to meet with Obama. You might remember he tweeted right after the Trump election to the Hollywood Elite - "Time to pony up and head for the border. I'll help you pack."

He's actually not going because his MIL is having brain surgery. I just like saying, "Jake Arietta is not going to meet with Obama." It makes me happy.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:58 AM (bpfzP)

156 The science is settled.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2017 11:58 AM (/tuJf)

157 Greetings:

Favorite: "When the going gets tough, the tough get going, and the smart are already gone."

Posted by: 11B40 at January 14, 2017 11:58 AM (evgyj)

158 If your company has a "human resource" department
(instead of a personnel department), then congrats! You're an asset to
the company!

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 11:53 AM (QjZlN)

Ha ha. The young ones at my company always were saying about different issues "Let's go to HR. Their job is to help us" I had to explain to them more than once that no, HR is not there for you, they are there to cover the company's ass and will lie to you and throw you under the bus in a heartbeat.

Posted by: cfomahm at January 14, 2017 11:59 AM (RfzVr)

159 147 Another retarded left wing meme:

Who would God bomb?

(No one. He'd kill them with lightning you idiot)
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 11:55 AM (hVdx9)

Can you believe this weather?

Posted by: Noah's neighbor at January 14, 2017 11:59 AM (92kX2)

160 'Some Republican' and 'All Rethuglicans'. Zip it Pukes!

Posted by: Zombie Morton Downey Jr. at January 14, 2017 11:59 AM (En33R)

161 Posted by: kallisto at January 14, 2017 11:56 AM (kD8Fh)
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Awww you are too sweet. Thank you.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:59 AM (bpfzP)

162 You all are already hitting all the ones I was thinking of, generally. Minuteman nails two of the worst - "green" and "diversity".


They're offensively stupid, but unlike some others they denote offensive, damaging, obnoxious actual policies and actions that reduce freedom and prosperity and violate core values.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 12:00 PM (QDnY+)

163 On college professors and entertainers.

Both are employed where the left's long march succeeded first. They were the first targeted because the goal of the "march" was to cause a cultural change. To cause people to be emotionally attached to, attracted to, things and ideas of the left and repulsed by conservative/right-wing/traditional things and thoughts.

To be a college professor requires a grad degree mostly a PhD. Getting there means being selected for admission into a degree program. Over the years, in many departments, those doing the selecting have advanced only their fellow leftists or those they think are such. This selection process has had the effect of tilting the academe to the left.

In the entertainment business the process worked by wresting control of the deciders in the industry. Grad degrees from major colleges being preferential to getting the leading management positions led to those positions leaning left. With the competition for "on camera" jobs being fierce then kissing up to the boss is a way to get ahead and make that multi-million income and keep it coming.

The graph in this piece shows the effect of the "long march."

http://tinyurl.com/joqo9yw

The line for the...
"Intellectual Upper: Also at the 95th percentile of
income and with a graduate degree, but a lawyer, academic, scientist
(hard or soft) outside academia, writer, in the news media, or a creator
of entertainment programming (film and television)."

Goes extremely left starting in 1968.

Posted by: geoffb5 at January 14, 2017 12:00 PM (d3wbb)

164 Last night I went online to try and get an IPass, for tollroads in
Illinois. The Illinois tollway website was a complete mess. I couldn't
find a thing that would help me get an IPass. However, they did have a
banner on their homepage to tell me all about diversity. It's a tollway.
What's diversity got to do with paying a buck fifty to get off in
Deerfield?

I got mine in the mail today. What a pain in the ass website. I'm being forced to get one here in Illinois because they're starting cashless toll roads. Cost me $30 in fines plus 3 tolls on the new 390 Elgin O'Hare about a month ago.

Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2017 12:00 PM (Cf0i2)

165 Too bad ol' Jeff went all Trump derangement syndrome on us.

And took to twitter like a monkey on crack, leaving his hilarious and thoughtful website to fester and die.
Posted by: BurtTC


I wasn't terribly butthurt by WeeklyStandard's lunatic, but Jeff's weirding bugged me.

WTF? What happened to Outlaw?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 12:00 PM (V3IFq)

166 Headline at Breitbart:

Biological Warfare: Madonna Protests Trump with Styled Pubic Hair

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 14, 2017 12:00 PM (97XyN)

167 Ha ha. The young ones at my company always were saying about different issues "Let's go to HR. Their job is to help us" I had to explain to them more than once that no, HR is not there for you, they are there to cover the company's ass and will lie to you and throw you under the bus in a heartbeat.
Posted by: cfomahm at January 14, 2017 11:59 AM (RfzVr)

^^^^^


HAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, the young.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:00 PM (QjZlN)

168 I also love these food companies saying they never, ever use antibiotics on their animals. Yes, companies had gone overboard on anti-biotic use, but the kneejerk reaction the other way is insane.
I now avoid their food.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 12:00 PM (hVdx9)

169 #118

Thanks for the link. His "The Trump Rumors" (a "The Corner" post) is very good, too.

Posted by: mrp at January 14, 2017 12:01 PM (JBggj)

170 Favorite meme/buzzword?

Barack Obama is a
Stuttering
Clusterfuck
Of
A
Miserable
Failure

Just need to get SCOAMF in as often as I can over the next 6 days.

Posted by: mindful webworker - because it's there at January 14, 2017 12:01 PM (FeRav)

171 Cost me $30 in fines plus 3 tolls on the new 390 Elgin O'Hare about a month ago.


Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2017 12:00 PM (Cf0i2)
===========================

That's nuts. Illinois is such a joke.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 12:01 PM (bpfzP)

172 "Or the one that makes you cringe the most?

Public service
Our children are our future (and all variations)
Compassion (meaning taking my money for people I do not know and who probably hate people like me)
Anything uttered by Nancy Pelosi

Posted by: Ripley at January 14, 2017 12:01 PM (1BQGO)

173 Exclusive: Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration, Apologizes to LGBT Community

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 14, 2017 12:02 PM (y3aQB)

174 Last night I went online to try and get an IPass, for tollroads in Illinois

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017

Grammie, just go to a Jewel food store and buy one.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at January 14, 2017 12:02 PM (FIrEF)

175 Ha ha. The young ones at my company always were saying about different issues "Let's go to HR. Their job is to help us" I had to explain to them more than once that no, HR is not there for you, they are there to cover the company's ass and will lie to you and throw you under the bus in a heartbeat.
Posted by: cfomahm at January 14, 2017 11:59 AM (RfzVr)

At one of the places I worked, we were having a management meeting. The owner was saying that we needed to do a better job of getting poor performing employees fired. One of the supervisors said "Well, HR is kind of standing in the way..." The owner broke it "HR DOES NOT RUN THIS COMPANY!"

It struck me at that point, if you have to say that, they do. It is like that at pretty much every place I have worked.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:02 PM (92kX2)

176 I thought Trump as all down with the gheys?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:02 PM (LTHVh)

177 >>Biological Warfare: Madonna Protests Trump with Styled Pubic Hair


"Mutton dressed as lamb" - that one doesn't gt as much play as it should nowadays.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2017 12:02 PM (NOIQH)

178 Headline at Breitbart:



Biological Warfare: Madonna Protests Trump with Styled Pubic Hair

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 14, 2017 12:00 PM


The horror...the horror....

Of course, this gives those of you with Photoshop skilz the opportunity to create the Flaming Merkin for use use with news of celebrity stupidity.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 14, 2017 12:03 PM (vSLxs)

179 That's nuts. Illinois is such a joke.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 12:01 PM (bpfzP)

Here's another joke?

What seperates the cheeseheads from the dickheads?

-> The IL state line

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:03 PM (QjZlN)

180 David Foster wonders why college professors and entertainers often have similar political views. Do you have any clues?

Both stand in front of a crowd and it goes to their heads. "I have influence, I'm speaking to the world". And then they think "People fight with each other because they are ignorant. They don't realize that we all just want to be loved. I will point this out to them. I can solve the world's problems. I will bring us all together."

It's all just hubris.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2017 12:03 PM (rH4JY)

181
Cringeworthy buzz-phrases: - "Violence never solved anything" - "You can't hug your child with nuclear arms"

Not really a buzz-phrase but I've seen this eye rolling bumper sticker around

" It will be a great day when our schools get all the they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to by a bomber"

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 14, 2017 12:03 PM (lKyWE)

182 It struck me at that point, if you have to say that, they do. It is like that at pretty much every place I have worked.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:02 PM (92kX2)

Indeed. HR has silently become the SJW enforcer for most companies - whether wanted or not.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:03 PM (QjZlN)

183
Who would God bomb?

(No one. He'd kill them with lightning you idiot)
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 11:55 AM (hVdx9)

Can you believe this weather?


Posted by: Noah's neighbor
****
God promised no more of that. Are you saying he had his fingers crossed?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 12:04 PM (hVdx9)

184 As far as I'm concerned, my local schools get twice as much as they need.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:04 PM (LTHVh)

185 Grammie, just go to a Jewel food store and buy one.


Posted by: Cicero Skip at January 14, 2017 12:02 PM (FIrEF)
=========================

You can still do that? My mom has a Jewel by her. I could go there. My SIL said he thought Jewel had stopped doing that. Worth checking out though - thanks!

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 12:04 PM (bpfzP)

186 181 The Soviet propagandists that came up with that probably had a good chuckle.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2017 12:05 PM (r/0kC)

187 God promised no more of that. Are you saying he had his fingers crossed?
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 12:04 PM (hVdx9)

No more flooding.

The world dying in a fire is next up.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:05 PM (QjZlN)

188 159; the dumb ass who asked, who would bomb is obviously not familiar with the old testament. tells you all you need to know about death and destruction on a large scale.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 14, 2017 12:05 PM (KP5rU)

189 35
Toby Keith has agreed to perform at the Inauguration.


I hope he sings "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue". Or maybe "How Do You Like Me Now?"


Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 11:27 AM (bpfzP)

Toby Keith was an Obama supporter in 2008. I don't know about 2012. I think he was a lot quieter about who he was for.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 14, 2017 12:05 PM (jK8Z7)

190 Another retarded left wing meme:

Who would God bomb?

(No one. He'd kill them with lightning you idiot)

_______________

Then there was that time he took out the entire planet with a flood.

Good times. Good times.

Posted by: Lily (formerly fom HotAir now from AoSHQ) at January 14, 2017 12:05 PM (vfC/C)

191
money they need

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (lKyWE)

192 I thought Trump as all down with the gheys?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:02 PM (LTHVh)

There you go again, assuming logic's got anything to do with this.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (Pz4pT)

193 14
The entertainers think the college professors are smart. The entertainers desperately want to be seen as smart.
Posted by: Alana at January 14, 2017 11:19 AM (hQOoF)
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Yes. Smart--- and/or righteous and/or chic.

But note that this would not have worked 100, or even 50, years ago when the standards for being "smart" were quite different in the academy itself. Imagine Bette Davis trying to prove herself "smart" by trying to conjugate a Greek verb!

(And imagine anyone thinking that knowing Greek made you more holy, much less "cool.")

The degradation of the humanities, the anti-intellectualism on the campus itself, and the rejection of serious scholarship for facile ideology, have made it possible for common prostitutes to imitate professors.





Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (Nox3c)

194 Cringeworthy buzz-phrases: - "Violence never solved anything" - "You can't hug your child with nuclear arms"

Not really a buzz-phrase but I've seen this eye rolling bumper sticker around

" It will be a great day when our schools get all the they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to by a bomber"
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 14, 2017 12:03 PM (lKyWE)

"Violence never solved anything." is a fun one. If you could ask the:

Civil War vets.
WWII vets.
Israel
South Korea
Japan
Etc.
Etc.
Etc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (92kX2)

195 Posted by: EVLINC! at January 14, 2017 12:02 PM (y3aQB)

Another coward joins the tw@t brigade.

Posted by: kallisto at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (kD8Fh)

196 I heard 'Shut up,Bill' too many times. Now I won't shut up saying 'toldyaso'. Haw!

Posted by: Bill in Chappaqua at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (En33R)

197 The world dying in a fire is next up.

====

Don't make me pull this planet over!

Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (U0lQa)

198 I gotta go dig a hole and plant an orange tree. I planted one last year and it died. I was thinking to use the same spot but that might not be a good idea, depending on why the previous tree died.

Ponders ...

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (LTHVh)

199 Illinois. I don't know how you do it. That state is so, so f'd up. It's right across the river from me, and I hate driving through it. Their speed limit is 65 on most of the open highway, when it should be (at least) 70. During peak driving hours there are highway patrol cars seemingly at every cut through. Often times one pointing each way. They hit you for 6 miles over. They do everything they can to generate revenue. All to fund the D machine in Springfield and Chicago.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (ty7RM)

200 Moving forward.

Posted by: Norman at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (M9VIA)

201 168 I also love these food companies saying they never, ever use antibiotics on their animals.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 12:00 PM (hVdx9)


I had a friend who worked at Bath & Body works years ago who gave me some rather nice shower gel as a little birthday gift. I sent her an email a while later regarding the "not tested on animals" on the label:

"I tested it on some animals. Seemed to work fine. You can update your label now".

Posted by: hogmartin at January 14, 2017 12:07 PM (8nWyX)

202 "Violence never solved anything." is a fun one. If you could ask the:

Civil War vets.
WWII vets.
Israel
South Korea
Japan
Etc.
Etc.
Etc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (92kX2)

Paraphrase from Starship Troopers:

"Violence has solved more problems than any other method combined."

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:07 PM (QjZlN)

203 God promised no more of that. Are you saying he had his fingers crossed?
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 12:04 PM (hVdx9)

Notice the legal language: I shall set my bow in the heaven's as my promise never to destroy the world 'through water.' (paraphrased.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:07 PM (92kX2)

204 "Organic" is Lotto for the elites.

Posted by: geoffb5 at January 14, 2017 12:07 PM (d3wbb)

205 Here's another joke?



What seperates the cheeseheads from the dickheads?



-> The IL state line

That's hilarious, never heard that one before. Know any FIB jokes?

Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2017 12:07 PM (Cf0i2)

206 Exclusive: Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration, Apologizes to LGBT Community

Posted by: EVLINC!


Never heard of her. This is good. Winnow out the cowards.

Let's say there are few a-listers at the inauguration. There will still be lots of talented people who will be given exposure and perhaps they can become a new class of entertainer that will replace the current crop of narcissistic perverts.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2017 12:07 PM (rH4JY)

207 103
The meme makes me crazy is that Fascism/Nazism are constructs of the right. Fascism is Communism with better uniforms.



Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 11:31 AM (ty7RM)



No you are incorrect, while both Fascism and Communism are totalitarian/collectivist, they are two different economic models.



Fascism allows for private ownership of industry but that industry
is subject to authoritarian (and capricious) control of "the State."
That is why industry always seeks governmental patrons and why
governmental officials attempt to vector business to the industries they
are patronizing.



Communism does not allow ownership of private property and assumes that "the State" controls the means of production.



While on the subject of buzzwords, we have got to stop using the
term "Crony Capitalism" when "Fascism" is meant. Crony capitalism is a
term created by leftists to discredit capitalism.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 14, 2017 11:45 AM (5Yee7)


Differences of degree. When I was in law school, my leftist Property professor taught that ownership has 3 attributes: (1) the ability to sell something you own; (2) the ability to use what you in own however you want to use it; and (3) the right to the income that derives from the thing you own (the usufruct). If government can control (1) and (2) and get whatever it wants of (3), then "ownership" is just a matter of semantics.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 14, 2017 12:08 PM (jK8Z7)

208 " It will be a great day when our schools get all the they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to by a bomber"
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic

It will be a great day when Charter Schools get all the funding they need and union public school teachers need to fill out unemployment forms.

Posted by: Bumpersticker that makes sense at January 14, 2017 12:08 PM (MQZOg)

209 The SpaceX webcasts should be starting soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WimRhydggo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTmbSur4fcs

Launch is scheduled for 12:54 pm EST.

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 12:08 PM (sdi6R)

210 Paraphrase from Starship Troopers:

"Violence has solved more problems than any other method combined."
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:07 PM (QjZlN)

Great minds- that popped into my head as I was writing that. "Voting is violence. You are using force."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:09 PM (92kX2)

211 It will be a great day when Charter Schools get all
the funding they need and union public school teachers need to fill out
unemployment forms.

Posted by: Bumpersticker that makes sense at January 14, 2017 12:08 PM (MQZOg)
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Amen to that.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 12:09 PM (bpfzP)

212 199 Illinois. I don't know how you do it. That state is so, so f'd up. It's right across the river from me, and I hate driving through it. Their speed limit is 65 on most of the open highway, when it should be (at least) 70. During peak driving hours there are highway patrol cars seemingly at every cut through. Often times one pointing each way. They hit you for 6 miles over. They do everything they can to generate revenue. All to fund the D machine in Springfield and Chicago.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 12:06 PM (ty7RM)

So Davenport, IA? Or Kentucky? Or Missouri?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:09 PM (QjZlN)

213 I gotta go dig a hole and plant an orange tree. I planted one last year and it died. I was thinking to use the same spot but that might not be a good idea, depending on why the previous tree died.

Ponders ...
Posted by: Grump928(C)


Find some anti-fungal solution at your local. Spray everywhere.

Plants and trees can contract diseases and stuff. No shit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 12:10 PM (V3IFq)

214 Madonna Protests Trump with Styled Pubic Hair

That is a strong statement, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Prez'nit Toonces at January 14, 2017 12:10 PM (Tyii7)

215 So Davenport, IA? Or Kentucky? Or Missouri?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:09 PM (QjZlN)
===========================

You forgot Gary IN. The town you can smell 35 miles away.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 12:10 PM (bpfzP)

216 That's hilarious, never heard that one before. Know any FIB jokes?
Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2017 12:07 PM (Cf0i2)

"Friendly Illinois Brother"? Nope. Of course the F always stood for Friendly and the B for Brother. Why do you ask?

;-)

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:11 PM (QjZlN)

217 There are some seriously long paragraphs in it. Longer than this one


---------


I loved that paragraph. Huxley was a visionary and prophet.


But when it comes to monolithic paragraphs, Ayn Rand can bury you.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, 348 times at January 14, 2017 12:11 PM (tHwdc)

218 Hilarious.

http://tinyurl.com/h5pxmf3

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2017 12:11 PM (r/0kC)

219 Another retarded left wing meme:

Who would God bomb?


Who would God send his servants to suicide bomb?

Posted by: Mohammed at January 14, 2017 12:11 PM (rH4JY)

220 Update on the story of the Head of the National Guard in DC-- Trump Team says the story is bull; the guy was offered to stay on his post until after the inauguration, but HE decided to quit during the ceremony and then ran to the press to complain.

Over at Gateway Pundit, and I'm assuming Fox News.




Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:11 PM (J5mC3)

221 Fuck the pouty A list celebretard bands. Bring in a bunch of honkytonkers and such to the inaugural and burn that muthafucka down

/figuratively

Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 12:11 PM (U0lQa)

222 I can see both sides on the entertainer side of things. We slam lefty artists for telling half their potential audience to pound sand, and then yell at these guys because they are trying not to piss off potential audience members. They are kind of in a no win scenario.

I would prefer we get the dancing monkey portion out of the business of government altogether, so it is not an issue.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (92kX2)

223 215 So Davenport, IA? Or Kentucky? Or Missouri?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:09 PM (QjZlN)
===========================

You forgot Gary IN. The town you can smell 35 miles away.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 12:10 PM (bpfzP)

Said he was across a river from IL. My Chi-town geography is a little weak, but I don't recall crossing a river into IN.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (QjZlN)

224
You forgot Gary IN. The town you can smell 35 miles away.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 12:10 PM (bpfzP)


Whew. Got lucky.
Posted by: Kaukauna, WI

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (voOPb)

225 "23 *grilled* lemon poppyseed bread. Yea or nay?"


If by "grilled" you mean "toasted," then OK. Anything else, no.

Posted by: Annalucia at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (a5bF3)

226 Top 225!

Posted by: Weasel at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (Sfs6o)

227 I hate "That's not who we are." Who are you to tell me who I am?

Posted by: Alana at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (Kz1R7)

228 203. And there are enough apocryphal books - Henrew and Christian - saying, yeah, fire next time.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (kBjdY)

229 Damnit!

Posted by: Weasel at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (Sfs6o)

230 Hope this launch goes as planned

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (yx0Ld)

231 I tried to post a comment over at The Hill on the John Lewis thread but it said I have been banned. They don't tell you why, just that they don't like your opinion.
First time I've been banned anywhere since LGF. The Leftists in the comments supporting Lewis are uniformly calling Trump, "Putin's Poodle", "earning his rubles", "about to be impeached" etc. They don't realize how much violence they are stirring up for the future. Imagine if the Right had acted this way before Barry even took office.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (NHtMs)

232 Or Missouri? Here.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (ty7RM)

233 >>226 Top 225!

ouch

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2017 12:13 PM (/tuJf)

234 I had a friend who worked at Bath & Body works years ago who gave me some rather nice shower gel as a little birthday gift. I sent her an email a while later regarding the "not tested on animals" on the label:

"I tested it on some animals. Seemed to work fine. You can update your label now".

Posted by: hogmartin
****

Ok. I lol'd. I will have to steal that for future use.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 12:13 PM (hVdx9)

235 Update on the story of the Head of the National Guard in DC-- Trump Team says the story is bull; the guy was offered to stay on his post until after the inauguration, but HE decided to quit during the ceremony and then ran to the press to complain.


So he didn't get orders from the Pentagon?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:13 PM (LTHVh)

236 216 That's hilarious, never heard that one before. Know any FIB jokes?
Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2017 12:07 PM (Cf0i2)

"Friendly Illinois Brother"? Nope. Of course the F always stood for Friendly and the B for Brother. Why do you ask?

;-)
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:11 PM (QjZlN

Friendly
Illinois
Shit
Head

Yup, Fish

Posted by: Another Sconnie Cheese Head

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2017 12:13 PM (voOPb)

237 Because I'm just as likely to doubt the Trump transition team as the General on this point.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:13 PM (LTHVh)

238 RE: conservative entertainers-- the sad fact is that they will be blackballed if they come out and openly support Trump. Some can afford that, others can't.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:14 PM (J5mC3)

239 217. And Faulkner buries the lot of them, with paragraph-length sentences in dialogue.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 14, 2017 12:14 PM (kBjdY)

240 233 >>226 Top 225!

ouch
Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2017 12:13 PM (/tuJf)
--------
Total fail.

Posted by: Weasel at January 14, 2017 12:14 PM (Sfs6o)

241 If by "grilled" you mean "toasted," then OK. Anything else, no.

===

I think they meant butter in a pan, like with a grilled cheese. I've had pound cake done that way with ice cream and it was phenomenal.

Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (U0lQa)

242 HR has silently become the SJW enforcer for most companies - whether wanted or not.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:03 PM (QjZlN)


I think a lot of the "studies" majors wind up in HR departments, after their stints as baristas.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (jK8Z7)

243 If government can control (1) and (2) and get whatever it wants of (3), then "ownership" is just a matter of semantics.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 14, 2017 12:08 PM (jK8Z7)

Yep. I would go so far as to say arguing differences between communism and fascism is to be stuck on their turf, arguing, instead of fighting.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (Pz4pT)

244 232 Or Missouri? Here.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (ty7RM)

I mentioned Missouri.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (QjZlN)

245 Madonna Protests Trump with Styled Pubic Hair

That is a strong statement, IYKWIM.


Posted by: Prez'nit Toonces
****

It was shaved into the shape of a Nike swoosh.
I am surprised she didn't go for the hashtag.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (hVdx9)

246 Progress is our most important product.

Posted by: Generous Electric at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (IqV8l)

247 New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, Head Coach Bill Belichick, and principle owner Robert Kraft, according to SB Nation staff writer Charlotte Wilder, by supporting New York billionaire Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, somehow leave their fans struggling with "emotional implications" making it hard for them to watch the games and enjoy the team's march to a potential fifth Super Bowl victory.

I don't see how any fans can deal with the emotional implications of a white quarterback.

Posted by: Colin Kaepernick at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (rH4JY)

248 "On Fri some Dems worried Lewis comments would force them to defend
PEOTUS Trump legitimacy. Not anymore. Now they rally around Lewis."

Trump just tweeted that John Lewis should focus on helping his district which is a crime and poverty infested rat hole instead of whining about the election results. (Well, more or less something like that)

This is unprecedented. Nobody has ever resisted the power of black Democratium.

Posted by: Johm Lewis at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (1BQGO)

249 but I don't recall crossing a river into IN.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:12 PM (QjZlN)
===================

Gov. Pence put one in. With money from the toll roads.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (bpfzP)

250 Posted by: Another Sconnie Cheese Head
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 14, 2017 12:13 PM (voOPb)

I'm sure that "F" has always stood for "Friendly" as well.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (QjZlN)

251 Yep. I would go so far as to say arguing differences between communism and fascism is to be stuck on their turf, arguing, instead of fighting.


Kill them all, let Marx sort it out.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:16 PM (LTHVh)

252 Because I'm just as likely to doubt the Trump transition team as the General on this point.
Posted by: Grump928(C)


Skepticism isn't just a comment; it's a way of life.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 12:16 PM (V3IFq)

253 So he didn't get orders from the Pentagon?
---

The story seems to be that he CHOSE to resign during the ceremony. Not Barky. Not Trump. This guy made the choice.

More at Gateway Pundit- also, WaPo totally re-wrote the story and is pretending their original story did not exist.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:16 PM (J5mC3)

254 I mentioned Missouri.

I thought you were wondering where I was from...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 12:16 PM (ty7RM)

255 It was shaved into the shape of a Nike swoosh.
I am surprised she didn't go for the hashtag.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (hVdx9)

I wonder how Nike worked out that endorsement deal? Or even better, had to take to twitter to say this was not one. *rolling*

I am a simple man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:16 PM (92kX2)

256 Gov. Pence put one in. With money from the toll roads.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (bpfzP)

So, a moat?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:16 PM (QjZlN)

257 The entertainers think the college professors are smart. The entertainers desperately want to be seen as smart.

Posted by: Alana at January 14, 2017 11:19 AM (hQOoF)



And conversely, the college professors think the entertainers are cool. The college professors desperately want to be seen as cool. Remember that their lecture audiences consist of 18-22 year olds, who can be brutal in their rejection of the uncool.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 12:17 PM (SRKgf)

258 And Faulkner buries the lot of them, with paragraph-length sentences in dialogue.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants

I wrote page-length sentences and Latin syntax puts the verb at the end.

Posted by: Cicero, still king of massive runon sentences at January 14, 2017 12:17 PM (MQZOg)

259 I take no small measure of delight in tormenting the HR retards in the company I work for. I openly mock them.

Posted by: Weasel at January 14, 2017 12:17 PM (Sfs6o)

260 254 I mentioned Missouri.

I thought you were wondering where I was from...
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 12:16 PM (ty7RM)

I was. I misunderstood your post. Because I skim and don't read for comprehension.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:17 PM (QjZlN)

261 Norm Macdonald with Jerry Seinfeld

comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/norm-macdonald-a-rusty-car-in-the-rain

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 12:17 PM (V3IFq)

262 RE: conservative entertainers-- the sad fact is that they will be blackballed if they come out and openly support Trump. Some can afford that, others can't.
Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:14 PM (J5mC3)


And we have public entertainment for Presidential Inaugurations... why?

Really now. I never watch that crap anyway, but at this point I would be for Trump saying "Look, people, we're going to Washington for the swearing in ceremony, then me and my family are going to have a nice, quiet day together to celebrate. You all do whatever you want the rest of the day, and I'll see you in the morning so we can get to work."

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 12:18 PM (Pz4pT)

263 It was shaved into the shape of a Nike swoosh

===

No it was a scalp weasel

Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 12:18 PM (U0lQa)

264 I read that it was a Moadonna fan who did the pube shaving thing and Madonna reposted it on Instagram.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2017 12:19 PM (r/0kC)

265 The right rev sharpy sharpton demonstarting in the rain in DC...LMAO

Hope they all catch cold and .....

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 12:19 PM (sRFAL)

266 And we have public entertainment for Presidential Inaugurations... why?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 12:18 PM (Pz4pT)

Cake and Circus

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:19 PM (QjZlN)

267 Well, as near as I can tell, the General says his standard resignation was accepted and he got his orders. The transition teams says they offered to let him stay. And yet, orders.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:19 PM (LTHVh)

268 Under T-30 minutes now.

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 12:19 PM (sdi6R)

269 Friendly

Illinois

Shit

Head



Yup, Fish



Posted by: Another Sconnie Cheese Head

lol, prepare yourselves Cheesers, the Great Northern F.I.S.H. Migration is about to begin.

Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2017 12:19 PM (Cf0i2)

270 >>....leave their fans struggling with "emotional implications" making it
hard for them to watch the games and enjoy the team's march to a
potential fifth Super Bowl victory.


Huh. Never heard that concern over, say, Meryl Streep or any other Lefty Hollywood celebrity that openly took a stand on a polarizing issue (like abortion, immigration), or outright insulted flyover states and/or the South.

I'm sure the Pats will be just fine.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2017 12:20 PM (NOIQH)

271 My G-D look at the rabble on the stage with sharpton

What a rogue's gallery

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 12:20 PM (sRFAL)

272 No it was a scalp weasel
---

hahahaha

Does TMZ let people post comments?

If yes, post that.

"Madonna Secret Trump Supporter."

Will make EVERYONE's head explode.

/remember to start all comments with "I'm an insider in the Madonna Camp and I have secret information."

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:20 PM (J5mC3)

273 So, a moat?
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:16 PM (QjZlN)

I know that there are now two toll bridges going from kentucky to indiana around Louisville now (with two other non-toll bridges in town- how does economics work leftists?) My parents live on the Indiana side. According to Dad Indiana had the money in the budget to pay for the new bridges outright, but Louisville insisted on tolls.

The bridges are nice (I drove on them to visit my parents on Christmas before the tolls took effect.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:20 PM (92kX2)

274 So the Schwartz is all wee-wee'd up?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2017 12:20 PM (KK3oF)

275 The music has started!

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 12:21 PM (sdi6R)

276 lol, prepare yourselves Cheesers, the Great Northern F.I.S.H. Migration is about to begin.
Posted by: dartist at January 14, 2017 12:19 PM (Cf0i2)

Thought that didn't happen until May?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:21 PM (QjZlN)

277 I'm sure the Pats will be just fine.


The question is moot since Dak is taking the Cowboys all the way this year.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:21 PM (LTHVh)

278 It took a hedge trimmer and lots of Weed B Gon but I'm good to go.

Posted by: Madonna at January 14, 2017 12:21 PM (Tyii7)

279 Entertainers and academics having the same positions? Easy, it's the same reason I grew up wanting to serve in the military. My childhood was spent with the romanticization of The War of Northern Aggression, Teddy Roosevelt, Alvin York, WWII, etc.


Entertainers and academics are infused with the romantic glory of the 60's. All the entertainers want to be Bob Dylan or Jimi Hendrix or Joan Baez or Janis Joplin, etc. All the academics fancy themselves to be in the mold of Noam Chomsky, or as carrying on the grand tradition of the Weather Underground, or as breaking through the troops at the University of Alabama, or as being martyred at Kent State.

Posted by: Country Singer (Gab @Bert G) at January 14, 2017 12:21 PM (GUBah)

280 https://tinyurl.com/zphwarm


https://tinyurl.com/zphwarm

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 14, 2017 12:21 PM (y3aQB)

281 A commenter last night (?) put it very well: HR is the govt.'s outpost in your company.


With all the dark and corrosive implications that go along with that, now that we're in a post-American, post-constitutional era.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 12:21 PM (QDnY+)

282 And we have public entertainment for Presidential Inaugurations... why?

====

There are always about 15 plus inaugural balls held throughout the night. Various parties for the interns, veterans, politicians, campaign workers, embassies, J streeters, etc. There are a fuckton of bands and acts involved.

Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 12:22 PM (U0lQa)

283 60
I hate the word "utilize" when "use" is fine. Save the syllables!
Posted by: pep at January 14, 2017 11:34 AM (LAe3v)
--------------------------------
Nails on chalkboard to me --- along with the use of "differential" instead of "difference." I scream whenever I hear that.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 14, 2017 12:22 PM (Nox3c)

284 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

David Brock Finally Apologizes To Bernie Sanders In Desperate Open Letter

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 14, 2017 12:22 PM (y3aQB)

285 274 So the Schwartz is all wee-wee'd up?
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2017 12:20 PM (KK3oF)

"My schwartz is of a great length!"

~ Dark Helmet

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:22 PM (QjZlN)

286 the sad fact is that they will be blackballed if they come out and openly support Trump.

I saw Nicole Kidman said we need to come together and support President Trump. So, I guess we won't be seeing her in anything, anytime soon. BTW, she's holding up pretty well.
Yes, yes I would. All day long.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 12:22 PM (ty7RM)

287 Well, as near as I can tell, the General says his standard resignation was accepted and he got his orders. The transition teams says they offered to let him stay. And yet, orders.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:19 PM (LTHVh)

well I don't know what the deal is with THAt COmmand but this guy has been there over 9 years??? That is not normal. I am sure it was time for him to leave and the timing was was probably just typical Pentagon screwed up paper work and not grand conspiracy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 12:22 PM (sRFAL)

288 New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, Head Coach Bill Belichick, and principle owner Robert Kraft, according to SB Nation staff writer Charlotte Wilder, by supporting New York billionaire Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, somehow leave their fans struggling with "emotional implications" making it hard for them to watch the games and enjoy the team's march to a potential fifth Super Bowl victory.
------------------------------
I don't see how any fans can deal with the emotional implications of a white quarterback.
Posted by: Colin Kaepernick at January 14, 2017 12:15 PM (rH4JY)


I don't care about Boston, because F those Massholes, but I have adopted Brady and Bellycheck and the Patsies as my team because F the NFL too.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 12:22 PM (Pz4pT)

289 According to Dad Indiana had the money in the budget to pay for the new bridges outright, but Louisville insisted on tolls.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Because tolls are tolls and rolls are rolls. And if I don't get no tolls, my family don't get no rolls.

Posted by: Little Louisville, City in tights at January 14, 2017 12:22 PM (MQZOg)

290
Entertainers and academics are infused with the romantic glory of the 60's. All the entertainers want to be Bob Dylan or Jimi Hendrix or Joan Baez or Janis Joplin, etc. All the academics fancy themselves to be in the mold of Noam Chomsky, or as carrying on the grand tradition of the Weather Underground, or as breaking through the troops at the University of Alabama, or as being martyred at Kent State.
--

So, you're saying that they all suffer from various Cluster B Personality Disorders and are delusional?

If yes, I can accept that.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:23 PM (J5mC3)

291 There are always about 15 plus inaugural balls held throughout the night. Various parties for the interns, veterans, politicians, campaign workers, embassies, J streeters, etc. There are a fuckton of bands and acts involved.
Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 12:22 PM (U0lQa)

You forgot the hookers and blow.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:23 PM (QjZlN)

292 College Professors and Hollywood Actors are similar because both of them have jobs that aren't very essential, and which basically amount to providing an easy way for a large number of people to kill time.

Also, the big lie about both professions is that all either of them take today is the ability to give a nice smile to the right people at the right time, and the ability to spout out what the people paying you want you to say, and ONLY to say that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2017 12:23 PM (Mb+1L)

293 My G-D look at the rabble on the stage with sharpton

What a rogue's gallery


To paraphrase Rush, the endless parade of human debris.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at January 14, 2017 12:23 PM (Tyii7)

294 At the inauguration, Trump should have a jumbotron showing all of Biden's creepy interactions with women, and then proclaim, feminists of America, we deliver you from your oppressors.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2017 12:23 PM (rH4JY)

295 210 Paraphrase from Starship Troopers:

"Violence has solved more problems than any other method combined."
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:07 PM (QjZlN)

Great minds- that popped into my head as I was writing that. "Voting is violence. You are using force."


Calling the cops, is too. Violence by proxy.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 14, 2017 12:24 PM (di1hb)

296 David Brock

Between Brock and Podesta, there's enough creep-power to light a small city.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 12:24 PM (ty7RM)

297 well I don't know what the deal is with THAt COmmand but this guy has been there over 9 years??? That is not normal. I am sure it was time for him to leave and the timing was was probably just typical Pentagon screwed up paper work and not grand conspiracy
---

Could be incompetence.

Could be malice.

He's an Obama appointee, so I'm more likely to believe the second one.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:24 PM (J5mC3)

298 Lunch time at the Symmetric household. Try to not burn the place down.

Later

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:24 PM (QjZlN)

299 Cold and rainy outside. This justifies my pants-free sloth today.

*back to coffee and books*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 12:24 PM (EnKk6)

300 He's an Obama appointee

Bush appointee.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:25 PM (LTHVh)

301 Could be incompetence.

Could be malice.

He's an Obama appointee, so I'm more likely to believe the second one.
Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:24 PM (J5mC3)

No actually he is a Bush Appointee. I think people are reading way to much into this.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 12:25 PM (sRFAL)

302 Nood, Greentumb thread

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2017 12:25 PM (yx0Ld)

303 All Hail Eris, should I enroll in the James Patterson MasterClass on writing?

Pants free? I guess your heat is pretty good then. And what book has caught your interest?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2017 12:26 PM (KK3oF)

304 Gardening Thread is up. Feel free to continue on this thread with non-gardening topics.

Posted by: KT at January 14, 2017 12:26 PM (qahv/)

305 The Illinois tollway website was a complete mess.

Hoosier transponder

https://secure.ezpassin.com/
IndiWeb/
index.do?method=
goToSignUp

requires jscript

Posted by: DaveA at January 14, 2017 12:26 PM (8J/Te)

306 This is unprecedented. Nobody has ever resisted the power of black Democratium.

Trump has been meeting with members of minority communities since he was campaigning for office. He is serious about improving the lot of inner-city residents. I think it was after his election he said he was upset about the untapped potential in low income neighborhoods, and intends to do something about it. When he refers to the Forgotten Man, he's including those of all races.

The shots he's taking at John Lewis are not just political grandstanding. He knows that the inner cities have been betrayed by their "leadership", and is aware that more and more minorities are waking up to that realization.

Posted by: kallisto at January 14, 2017 12:26 PM (kD8Fh)

307 Professors and actors are a part of what are long refered to as the Chattering Class. The Chattering Class can expound , believe any nonsense because the nonsense has no terminating effect on their livehood or life in general, most likely a benefit to them of the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Chattering Class will be larger in an affluent society, you will not see as many in a subsistence society.

The Chatter Class also includes clergy, journalists and politicians. Sting, an idiot he may be, sang about them in De-doo-doo-doo, De-da-da-da with the verse about Poets, priests and Politicians.

People who have to depend on their understand of what is real and true such as engineers, farmers and warriors are not part of the Chattering Class because believing and promoting nonsense leads to failure and even death.

The Chatter Class can distort everyone elses reality for some time. Their interference with the market and with society through the heavy hand of government becomes the reality that businessmen, banks, farmers and soldiers have to contend with rather than the reality of numbers and human nature. Following through with the nonsense this inevitably leads to failure and death. As ye sow so shall ye reap. See the CRA leading to the 2008 Housing Burst and Obamacare.

When the Chattering Class of an affluent society overwhelm the truth of reality with their nonsense the Gods of the Copybook Heading step in. Be not deceived, God is not mocked. See Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba.

Posted by: Minuteman at January 14, 2017 12:27 PM (SPoAQ)

308
It was shaved into the shape of a Nike swoosh


Is Nike coming out with a line of retreaded old shoes?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 14, 2017 12:27 PM (lKyWE)

309 I think people are reading way to much into this.

Yeah. Everything is not a conspiracy. He turned in his resignation, but that doesn't mean you get to walk off the job. You have to wait for the Pentagon to relieve you. If the Trump team wanted him to stay, he'd be staying.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:27 PM (LTHVh)

310 I should head to the gardening thread. My bush is overgrown already. Sigh.

Posted by: Madonna at January 14, 2017 12:28 PM (Tyii7)

311 And we have public entertainment for Presidential Inaugurations... why?

====

There are always about 15 plus inaugural balls held throughout the night. Various parties for the interns, veterans, politicians, campaign workers, embassies, J streeters, etc. There are a fton of bands and acts involved.
Posted by: Bigby's Pinkyswear at January 14, 2017 12:22 PM (U0lQa)


Yes I know. Always. That still doesn't answer the "why" question.

If you have a job in the Trump Administration, have a nice punch and pastry party to celebrate. Then get to work. If you are Congresscritter or one of the zillions of staffers, go do your thing elsewhere. If you are lobbyists, we're not friends. We don't have common interests. You have your stakes, and now we have another role: doing what's right for the American people as a whole.

Go do your thing, we won't stop you, but if we feed you nothing, you'll eat it and like it.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 12:28 PM (Pz4pT)

312 Gary, Indiana - the town you can smell 35 miles away. I lived and worked there (USS). Yeah, it smelled, but steel was being produced. Smelled like money.

Posted by: Thanatopsis at January 14, 2017 12:28 PM (baHkj)

313 You can still do that? My mom has a Jewel by her. I
could go there. My SIL said he thought Jewel had stopped doing that.
Worth checking out though - thanks!


Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2017 12:04

It has been awhile since I bought a new one, but I recently had to trade in my old transponder for a new one and I went to the Jewel store near me for the exchange.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at January 14, 2017 12:28 PM (FIrEF)

314 Speaking of getting banned - I've now been banned an ABC news sites for life.

It happened on the story about the guy who machined gunned a bunch of people in Istanbul while dressed like Santa Claus. (that part turned out to maybe not have been true) I posted in the comments, "Well what the hell did you expect from Islamic Santa? YOU HAVE ALL BEEN VERY NAUGHTY!!!! HO HO HO!!!!"

Okay it wasn't that funny, but I guess some Islamist staffer at ABC took offense. Now I'm Banned for Life for Insulting Islam, or at least banned until I care enough to come up with a different log-in. Which I don't.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2017 12:28 PM (Mb+1L)

315 one more...we use to call the central part of the US...America's Heartland. seems leftist have decided the derogatory term "flyover country" is better. And I see and hear conservatives going along with that term. Ugh. Can we go back to using America's Heartland?

Posted by: Eileen at January 14, 2017 12:29 PM (te778)

316 I finally had to change the batteries on the scientific calculator I bought in 1990. Funny, but it makes me kind of sad. Even funnier, I bought the replacement batteries around 3 years ago when the low batt light came on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:29 PM (92kX2)

317 Re: the DC NG general. It's the National Guard, which does not handle assignments like the active duty side. First, people can stay in a slot they like for years; I've seen guys retire as E-4 in a slot that they occupied for 30 years. At the General Officer level, it's almost purely a political appointment, so as long as someone wants you there and you want to be there, you pretty much get to stay there.

Posted by: Country Singer (Gab @Bert G) at January 14, 2017 12:29 PM (GUBah)

318 I remember when the Military Industrial Complex was called The Arsenal of Freedom.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:29 PM (LTHVh)

319 Hobbs, New Mexico (near Roswell) - that's another town you can smell from 30 miles away. Anyone who's driven through it knows what I'm talking about.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2017 12:30 PM (Mb+1L)

320 >>>well I don't know what the deal is with THAt COmmand but this guy has been there over 9 years??? That is not normal. I am sure it was time for him to leave and the timing was was probably just typical Pentagon screwed up paper work and not grand conspiracy

Tenure of TAGs is not the same as active duty or reserves. Lot of TAGs served in that position for 30-40 years, albeit you gotta go back pre-1966 for those. Recently the Oregon TAG stepped down after 17 years. Kinda depends on the officer and his connections, and the next guys down and theirs.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at January 14, 2017 12:30 PM (7yT5s)

321 Haven't bothered to see how it settled out, but was happy to read that Trump's inaugural festivities were being scaled back. Thought that would be the perfect "message" (ouch, there's a meme I kinda hate, speaking of that topic again). I think their small number of events will have an even more pronounced military/first responder sort of focus than recent inaugurals, also good.


Just guessing but from what we've seen I think Trump would be happy to do a "drop by" at two parties and then spend a sleepless night in the Oval signing EOs and calling world leaders.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 12:31 PM (QDnY+)

322 The SpaceX webcasts have started.

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 12:31 PM (sdi6R)

323 Tenure of TAGs is not the same as active duty or reserves. Lot of TAGs served in that position for 30-40 years, albeit you gotta go back pre-1966 for those. Recently the Oregon TAG stepped down after 17 years. Kinda depends on the officer and his connections, and the next guys down and theirs.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at January 14, 2017 12:30 PM (7yT5s)

Sigh...Sounds like a system primed for Corruption and incompetence

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 12:32 PM (sRFAL)

324 Speaking of which, I'm lusting over a faux M14 from JRA but the suckers is $2K. I could buy two FN-FALs for that. And they are "The right arm of the Free World".

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:32 PM (LTHVh)

325 Trump has been meeting with members of minority communities since he was campaigning for office. He is serious about improving the lot of inner-city residents. I think it was after his election he said he was upset about the untapped potential in low income neighborhoods, and intends to do something about it. When he refers to the Forgotten Man, he's including those of all races.

The shots he's taking at John Lewis are not just political grandstanding. He knows that the inner cities have been betrayed by their "leadership", and is aware that more and more minorities are waking up to that realization.
Posted by: kallisto at January 14, 2017 12:26 PM (kD8Fh)


Since Monday is MLK day, how's about somebody on Team Trump do this: Dig up everything King ever said. Trot out his own words, and deeds, and measure them against the BLM and lefty black Congresscritters words and deeds.

You could fly a death star between the two.

Maybe it's time we took back the "Civil Rights" movement. And while we're at it, add a "Civil Responsibilities" clause to the discussion.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 12:32 PM (Pz4pT)

326 270---I'm sure the Pats will be just fine.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2017 12:20 PM (NOIQH)
-------------------------------
For the first time in my life I will actually root for them.
For two reasons:
(2) Screw you, Thought Police.
and
(1) Barkevious Mingo!!! Edges out Jadaveon Clowney as the best name in football!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 14, 2017 12:33 PM (Nox3c)

327 303 All Hail Eris, should I enroll in the James Patterson MasterClass on writing?

Pants free? I guess your heat is pretty good then. And what book has caught your interest?
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2017 12:26 PM (KK3oF)
-----
If you want to write airport books, then yes. (Secret shame -- I like some of what Harlan Ellison snottily called "airport fiction").

See previous thread for the booklist.

And HI! *waves, sloshes coffee*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 12:34 PM (EnKk6)

328 324 Speaking of which, I'm lusting over a faux M14 from JRA but the suckers is $2K. I could buy two FN-FALs for that. And they are "The right arm of the Free World".
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:32 PM (LTHVh)

I kind of wanted to get one of these:
http://smgguns.com/?page_id=99

$5000 is a bit too rich for my blood though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:34 PM (92kX2)

329 I could buy two FN-FALs for that.

Absolutely loved mine when I had one but it tended to be pretty picky with respect to ammo quality.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at January 14, 2017 12:35 PM (Tyii7)

330 And I second the motion by Steve and Cold Bear that KT be drafted into more posting. Her "below the gardening thread" threads are uniformly good.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 12:36 PM (QDnY+)

331 I posted in the comments, "Well what the hell did you expect from Islamic Santa? YOU HAVE ALL BEEN VERY NAUGHTY!!!! HO HO HO!!!!"

Okay it wasn't that funny, but I guess some Islamist staffer at ABC took offense. Now I'm Banned for Life for Insulting Islam, or at least banned until I care enough to come up with a different log-in. Which I don't.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2017 12:28 PM (Mb+1L)


No, that's pretty funny.

And could easily become its own internet meme: How to piss off Islamic Santa.

NO HAM FOR DINNER!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at January 14, 2017 12:36 PM (Pz4pT)

332 Lunch time at the Symmetric household. Try to not burn the place down.

Later
Posted by: DoublySymmetric


Who the fuck is this again?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 12:36 PM (V3IFq)

333 My pats are playing the Texans today and ohhhhhh my godddddd why does the playoff bye feel like it's six months long.

LET'S GO

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at January 14, 2017 12:37 PM (Iy6JT)

334 This should be interesting:

Latinos Set To Toast Tequila To Trump

http://tinyurl.com/hetfk8g

Wild dancing and massive hangovers for Trump to follow.

Posted by: Johm Lewis at January 14, 2017 12:37 PM (1BQGO)

335 I wrote page-length sentences and Latin syntax puts the verb at the end.

Posted by: Cicero, still king of massive runon sentences at January 14, 2017 12:17 PM (MQZOg)


"Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him till he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth."

- Mark Twain

Posted by: Kindltot at January 14, 2017 12:37 PM (WlUkp)

336 C'mon Aetius, what's $5K when a 42 knockoff is at stake?


And Grump, howz that BM59 working out for you?


(gun thread!)

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 12:38 PM (QDnY+)

337
For the first time in my life I will actually root for them. For two reasons: (2) Screw you, Thought Police. and (1) Barkevious Mingo!!! Edges out Jadaveon Clowney as the best name in football!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 14, 2017 12:33 PM (Nox3c)


(3) Tom Brady winning his 5th Super Bowl will drive Roger Goodell crazy

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 14, 2017 12:38 PM (lKyWE)

338 Kindltot, nice. Is that from "The Awful German Language"?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 12:38 PM (QDnY+)

339 OT: another Russian ambassador has been assassinated, this time in Yemen.

Question: Is the CIA doing this at the behest of the Obama/ Democrats to start a war?

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:38 PM (J5mC3)

340 And could easily become its own internet meme: How to piss off Islamic Santa.

NO HAM FOR DINNER!!!
Posted by: BurtTC

Did you hit your sister lil Ahmed? No!?
NO TOYS FOR YOU!!!

Posted by: Islamic Santa at January 14, 2017 12:38 PM (MQZOg)

341 (gun thread!)


We're past 200! I should be shooting today but I thought the weather was going to be bad so I didn't make a range date. It has turned out nice here so I'm going in and out working the yard.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2017 12:39 PM (LTHVh)

342 139 "simplistic" - used everywhere when "simple" is what they mean. It's like the added syllables makes the user feel smarter.
Posted by: kallisto at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (kD8Fh)


I use simplisticaliciousational

Posted by: Minuteman at January 14, 2017 12:40 PM (SPoAQ)

343 339 OT: another Russian ambassador has been assassinated, this time in Yemen.

Question: Is the CIA doing this at the behest of the Obama/ Democrats to start a war?
Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:38 PM (J5mC3)

Or it could just as easily be islamists trying to hit the russians for what's going on in Syria, plus other Russian separatist groups.

It's a stew.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:40 PM (92kX2)

344 Lotta misconceptions about college professors upthread. I believe the Horde is thinking primarily of academics in the humanities and social sciences. Those in the STEM subjects, especially at research universities, are not typically out and proud SJWs, work their asses off, and serve a critical function in advancing society, both through their own work and through training future researchers.

Don't think so? Ever had an MRI? Ultrasound? Taken antibiotics? Flown in an airplane? Operated a computer? A former colleague of mine invented the Li ion battery. Professors don't do anything essential, eh?

Each of those things depended on earlier research in math, physics, chemistry and engineering, which is performed in no small measure by STEM professors.

So ... please distingush WHICH professors you're talking about. /rant

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 12:40 PM (SRKgf)

345 Absolutely loved mine when I had one but it tended to be pretty picky with respect to ammo quality.
Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at January 14, 2017 12:35 PM (Tyii7)


Odd, I thought they had a gas regulator?

Posted by: hogmartin at January 14, 2017 12:40 PM (8nWyX)

346 "Well what the hell did you expect from Islamic Santa? YOU HAVE ALL BEEN VERY NAUGHTY!!!! HO HO HO!!!!"

Hilarious and definitely worth a banning.

On the subject of islam and iconic figures, I came across this youtube yesterday and had to pause it and get up from my desk, I was laughing so hard.

disclaimer: I'm an observant Catholic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56ShF5Uar3Y

Posted by: kallisto at January 14, 2017 12:41 PM (kD8Fh)

347 Sigh...Sounds like a system primed for Corruption and incompetence



Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 12:32 PM (sRFAL)

Not so bad. Their authority is mostly during natural disasters. They do have to be federally recognized, which requires some level of education and experience -- IIRC, a few years ago one of the governors on the East Coast appointed a LTC over the heads of other, more qualified officers who had been to the appropriate schooling (she had not) and Department of the Army refused to recognize her as TAG.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 14, 2017 12:41 PM (jK8Z7)

348 Odd, I thought they had a gas regulator?
Posted by: hogmartin

Only after having Mexican for dinner.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 14, 2017 12:42 PM (MQZOg)

349 Harlan hasn't written anything of note in decades, he's probably reduced to book signings at Starbucks just to get a free cup of coffee.

'Airport fiction' sells so to quote Esther Friesner - "writers are mercenaries"

Which means I will probably fork over the $90 to enroll to expand my horizons. And besides there is the contest attached that could see someone become Patterson's next co-author.

Will you get a chance to read some Wen Spencer today?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2017 12:42 PM (KK3oF)

350 141 This year is the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Das Kapital. If one hundred and fifty years and 300 million murders can't make socialism work, it can't be made to work.
Posted by: Grump928(C) repeats himself at January 14, 2017 11:54 AM (LTHVh)

Maybe a billion will make it work. And we can get it to work in ten years with two billion.

Posted by: Bill Ayers Thinking Big and Inside the Box at January 14, 2017 12:42 PM (SPoAQ)

351 Since Monday is MLK day, how's about somebody on Team Trump do this: Dig up everything King ever said. Trot out his own words, and deeds, and measure them against the BLM and lefty black Congresscritters words and deeds.

A speech by him using almost exclusively the words of Martin Luther King would be great. Almost nobody on the left even knows what he said beyond "I have a dream" so they'd be attacking him left and right for saying what their alleged icon and hero said.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2017 12:44 PM (39g3+)

352 335---Posted by: Kindltot at January 14, 2017 12:37 PM (WlUkp)
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Reminds me of the one where he talks about going to a German play but left at intermission because he was tired of waiting for the verb.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 14, 2017 12:45 PM (Nox3c)

353 Least favorite saying: Coexist on bumpers. The bumper sticker would NEVER be on a car driven by a Muslim, and the people whose cars have them are totally unaware of that.

Posted by: Chilling the most at January 14, 2017 12:46 PM (Y0gvw)

354 noted Republican Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at January 14, 2017 12:46 PM (LTHVh)

355 Gantry is moving away from the tower.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 14, 2017 12:47 PM (jK8Z7)

356 317 Re: the DC NG general. It's the National Guard, which does not handle assignments like the active duty side. First, people can stay in a slot they like for years; I've seen guys retire as E-4 in a slot that they occupied for 30 years. At the General Officer level, it's almost purely a political appointment, so as long as someone wants you there and you want to be there, you pretty much get to stay there.
Posted by: Country Singer (Gab @Bert G) at January 14, 2017 12:29 PM (GUBah)

And the timing is very odd...

His units will be in mid inauguration... and he was told to Retire...

Note, this order cannot be coming from Trump or his Team, none of them are in the Chain of Command.... yet....

Posted by: Don Q. at January 14, 2017 12:47 PM (qf6WZ)

357 Reminds me of the one where he talks about going to a German play but left at intermission because he was tired of waiting for the verb.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille

The Teutonic reputation for brutality is well earned. Their operas have been known to go on for 3 or 4 days, and they have no word for fluffy.

Posted by: Capt. E. Blackadder at January 14, 2017 12:48 PM (MQZOg)

358 Odd, I thought they had a gas regulator?

They indeed do. Mine was a DSA, purchased before their reputation kind of went south. DSA specifically states in the manual the ammo manufacturers to avoid. Mostly milsurp but ya kinda have to go with that if you shoot a lot. I will tell you one thing, though...that rifle just loved Federal Gold Medal Match and was impressively accurate with it. Unfortunately for me, it was (and is) pretty pricey.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at January 14, 2017 12:48 PM (Tyii7)

359 So ... please distingush WHICH professors you're talking about. /rant
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 12:40 PM
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You're 100% right.

Unfortunately, the libtard professors have pretty much tainted all professors, just as libtard celebrities have overshadowed those that do not have liberal beliefs.

I would hope that everyone is aware that there are a huge number of normal professors that are functional human beings; however, they probably have to keep their mouths shut to survive the system there.


Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:48 PM (J5mC3)

360 Rhomboid, that is from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 14, 2017 12:50 PM (WlUkp)

361 "Well what the hell did you expect from Islamic Santa? YOU HAVE ALL BEEN VERY NAUGHTY!!!! HO HO HO!!!!"

Okay it wasn't that funny, but I guess some Islamist staffer at ABC took offense.


Not funny, but brilliant, and necessary.

Where are the Islamic "saints"? Why is their high point dressing up like the benevolent saint of another religion so that they can kill more people?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2017 12:50 PM (rH4JY)

362 that there are a huge number of normal professors that are functional
human beings; however, they probably have to keep their mouths shut to
survive the system there


And that, in and of itself, is a crime against humanity, IMHO.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at January 14, 2017 12:51 PM (Tyii7)

363 So ... please distingush WHICH professors you're talking about. /rant
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Sure.

Just as soon as you tell us your favorite faculty lounge story.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 12:53 PM (V3IFq)

364 and they have no word for fluffy.

Das ist nonsense! Your "fluffy" ist "Kraussengranheisskaufnichtinstruber!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2017 12:54 PM (39g3+)

365 Jay you make an important distinction but 1) I think the power/pressure of the Borg has seeped across the STEM lines, in some cases, and 2) "climate science" - well, enough said, you know the problem.


But the destruction (probably not too strong a word) of the social sciences and humanities is a calamity, whose cost will continue to be paid for some time.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 12:55 PM (QDnY+)

366 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2017 12:50 PM (rH4JY)


Hmm, maybe the fact that a Christian martyr dies for his faith while an islamic martyr wants you to die for your faith so much that he will kill himself doing so is a clue?

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 14, 2017 12:56 PM (wCEn4)

367 364 and they have no word for fluffy.

Das ist nonsense! Your "fluffy" ist "Kraussengranheisskaufnichtinstruber!"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2017 12:54 PM (39g3+)

According to google: fluffy translates as 'Flaumig.' My old langensheidt's says the same. Still sounds kind of sinister. Too many WWII movies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:57 PM (92kX2)

368 You're 100% right.

Unfortunately, the libtard professors have pretty much tainted all professors, just as libtard celebrities have overshadowed those that do not have liberal beliefs.

I would hope that everyone is aware that there are a huge number of normal professors that are functional human beings; however, they probably have to keep their mouths shut to survive the system there.


Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 12:48 PM (J5mC3)


Thanks. I recently was reminded of how the infestation of academia now proceeds when contemplating teaching part-time at a local junior college. To apply one basically has to attest to one's (leftist) political orthodoxy (my favorite was the requirement to include an essay on what one had done to support the LGBTQIA community - whatever that is). And this to teach chemistry, no less.

Subtext: don't apply unless you're a liberal.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 12:59 PM (SRKgf)

369 And that, in and of itself, is a crime against humanity, IMHO.
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Yep.

Shunning is alive and well in 2017; I went through it for many years when I was working at a local tv station.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 01:00 PM (J5mC3)

370 Hmm, maybe the fact that a Christian martyr dies for his faith while an islamic martyr wants you to die for your faith so much that he will kill himself doing so is a clue?
Posted by: Hrothgar

Televangelists are usually sleazy, but after 9-11 one of them said something poignant: "The difference between islam and Christianity is that, in islam god demands you send your son to die for him, in Christianity God sent His son to die for you."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 14, 2017 01:00 PM (MQZOg)

371 the requirement to include an essay on what one had done to support the LGBTQIA community

Wow. Just wow.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at January 14, 2017 01:00 PM (Tyii7)

372 Least favorite saying: Coexist on bumpers. The bumper sticker would NEVER be on a car driven by a Muslim, and the people whose cars have them are totally unaware of that.

Posted by: Chilling the most


What have you got against coexistence?

Posted by: lamprey at January 14, 2017 01:02 PM (rH4JY)

373 "Violence has solved more problems than any other method combined."
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at January 14, 2017 12:07 PM (QjZlN)

Great minds- that popped into my head as I was writing that. "Voting is violence. You are using force."
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 12:09 PM (92kX2)

Levin nearly stroked out (again) last night. Seems Jeh Johnson, in one last F-U to the country, nationalized state and local elections. Levin was furious that no one is talking about it. So now Uncle Sugar can tell you if your polling place meets their "standards," i.e., do you have four or more interpreters, do you have compliant bathrooms, etc.

He said this is a really hard one to undo and not to expect a president to be able to go in and wave a magic wand to stop it.

Posted by: SandyCheeks at January 14, 2017 01:02 PM (joFoi)

374 I would have had a three word answer: "Surely you jest?".

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at January 14, 2017 01:03 PM (Tyii7)

375 Televangelists are usually sleazy, but after 9-11 one of them said something poignant: "The difference between islam and Christianity is that, in islam god demands you send your son to die for him, in Christianity God sent His son to die for you."
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 14, 2017 01:00 PM (MQZOg)

Another point: I n Islam, the relationship between the deity and his followers is one of submission, of slavery. In Christianity, we are his children and he loves us, even when we do not love him or turn away.

Love is at the heart of Christianity. This is one of the fundamental and unique things about judeo-christian theology.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 01:03 PM (92kX2)

376 Wow!

The first second stage burn was successful and they are now in about a 40 minute coast phase before the second burn, followed by satellite deploy.

Meanwhile, the first stage successfully landed on the droneship. Fantastic rocketcam views in the webcast.

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 01:03 PM (sdi6R)

377
Subtext: don't apply unless you're a liberal.
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Yep. And it's super hard to work in that kind of environment. I know. I've done it my whole life.

This is how bad it is: I know someone who is very pro-life. She is also a church going conservative Republican. She feels she can say NONE of that because she is a union officer and will not get voted into her position year after year if she lets her beliefs be known. Does she make that much on her union job? Hell no. But she wants to be popular and accepted in the workplace, so she keeps her opinions to herself.

Conversely, my long distance employer is very liberal. However, I see him maybe once a year-- not even that-- and we NEVER talk politics. So it's ok.

But in a university or college? Yikes. Just as bad as the MSM.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 01:03 PM (J5mC3)

378 Yeah, Jay, that JC application story is infuriating, and chilling.


I don't think even "conservative" types often realize just how far gone the US is.


This is a publicly-funded JC, no doubt. WTFFFF is a publicly funded institution doing pushing absurd and offensive crap like that.


Where is the billionaire to fund all the lawsuits to make war on the racism and other toxic unconstitutional crap that is now enshrined in "public" institutions?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 01:04 PM (QDnY+)

379 Jay you make an important distinction but 1) I think the power/pressure of the Borg has seeped across the STEM lines, in some cases, and 2) "climate science" - well, enough said, you know the problem.

Thanks, rhomboid. I'm not saying there are no leftist STEM professors. Of course there are, and always have been (most notably Linus Pauling, for example). But by and large STEM profs, while tending to be on the liberal side, just go about their work and aren't on about their politics. We leave that shit to the humanities and social science types.

"Climate science" is a pathological case, IMO. Because it cannot be falsified, strictly speaking it's not science, and exerts a siren call to charlatans, much like diet and nutrition (yeah I'm looking at you, Gary Taubes) and health and wellness generally (as you were, Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:05 PM (SRKgf)

380 (1) Barkevious Mingo!!! Edges out Jadaveon Clowney as the best name in football!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 14, 2017 12:33 PM (Nox3c)

I like "Taco Charlton" my sef.

Posted by: SandyCheeks at January 14, 2017 01:06 PM (joFoi)

381 372
Least favorite saying: Coexist on bumpers. The bumper sticker would
NEVER be on a car driven by a Muslim, and the people whose cars have
them are totally unaware of that.



Posted by: Chilling the most



What have you got against coexistence?

Posted by: lamprey at January 14, 2017 01:02 PM (rH4JY)

For carjackers, it's a guarantee that the driver isn't armed. The SUV carjacked by the Tsarnaevs may have had a Coexist bumper sticker.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 14, 2017 01:07 PM (jK8Z7)

382
What is your favorite buzzword or meme? Or the one that makes you cringe the most?
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Organic

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at January 14, 2017 01:07 PM (zu88C)

383 Barkevious Mingo!!! Edges out Jadaveon Clowney as the best name in football!

Ahem.

Posted by: Jake Butt at January 14, 2017 01:08 PM (Tyii7)

384 'for the children'
which is ever anything but for the children

Posted by: willow at January 14, 2017 01:08 PM (R7cwD)

385 My least favorite meme that's now popular with progtards is:

Political correctness is common courtesy.


It's a gooey little tar ball containing all the dogshit and dead bugs that passes for cognition on the left.

Plus as an added bonus contains the assumption that US culture is a shame culture, which it is not. Like most western and thus Christian oriented societies, the US has a guilt culture.

Shame cultures are useful for tyrants, commies, and muslims. Freedom and individual rights...not so much.

Phooey!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 14, 2017 01:08 PM (9q7Dl)

386 Difference vs differential: What's the delta?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 14, 2017 01:09 PM (97XyN)

387 SandyCheeks, I continue to not understand how any executive branch action or policy cannot be changed or reversed entirely by a new administration. It just doesn't work that way.


In any case, Trump's DoJ needs to weaponize the constitution and crush states that lack election integrity - since obviously civil rights are being massively systematically violated wherever state policies fail to ensure such integrity.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 01:10 PM (QDnY+)

388 It's a gooey little tar ball containing all the dogshit and dead bugs that passes for cognition on the left.

Plus as an added bonus contains the assumption that US culture is a shame culture, which it is not. Like most western and thus Christian oriented societies, the US has a guilt culture.

Shame cultures are useful for tyrants, commies, and muslims. Freedom and individual rights...not so much.

Phooey!
Posted by: naturalfake at January 14, 2017 01:08 PM (9q7Dl)

That is a great insight. I'll admit to fascination about cultural styles ex. Honor culture- Japanese, and so forth.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 01:10 PM (92kX2)

389 378 Yeah, Jay, that JC application story is infuriating, and chilling.
I don't think even "conservative" types often realize just how far gone the US is.

This is a publicly-funded JC, no doubt. WTFFFF is a publicly funded institution doing pushing absurd and offensive crap like that.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 01:04 PM (QDnY+)


It really is chilling, and yes, the JC is publicly funded. I thought in my dotage it might kind of fun to teach a bit on the side, but as I read all the hoops I'd have to jump through my heart sank. It was all too clear that it was a leftist hive, and that someone who did not subscribe to leftist theology would have to run silent and run deep to get along.

So ... eff 'em.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:10 PM (SRKgf)

390 Posted by: naturalfake

But political correctness IS common courtesy. For example: the courtesy of thanking Comrade Stalin for the tremendous work he does right before his executioners put a bullet in your head.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 14, 2017 01:12 PM (MQZOg)

391 My least favorite meme that's now popular with progtards is:

Political correctness is common courtesy.


If that's all it was, just a movement wanting common courtesy between people and that's it, I wouldn't complain. But when they get people fired, fined, thrown out of school, and punished for violating their totalitarian codes... then we have a different issue.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2017 01:12 PM (39g3+)

392 So now Uncle Sugar can tell you if your polling
place meets their "standards," i.e., do you have four or more
interpreters, do you have compliant bathrooms, etc.



He said this is a really hard one to undo and not to expect a president to be able to go in and wave a magic wand to stop it.

Posted by: SandyCheeks at January 14, 2017 01:02 PM (joFoi)

That's been true for at least the twenty years I've been an election judge. It may be because of consent decrees rather than regulation, but the DOJ is very involved in elections in Harris County, Texas.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 14, 2017 01:13 PM (jK8Z7)

393 My least favorite meme that's now popular with progtards is:

Political correctness is common courtesy.



Counter with this one: "Common sense is not common at all" - paraphrasing Voltaire

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:13 PM (SRKgf)

394 If that's all it was, just a movement wanting common courtesy between people and that's it, I wouldn't complain. But when they get people fired, fined, thrown out of school, and punished for violating their totalitarian codes... then we have a different issue.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2017 01:12 PM (39g3+)

Political correctness is just Big Brother on the cheap. Why enslave people and even their thoughts when you can get them to do it for you?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 01:14 PM (92kX2)

395 333 My pats are playing the Texans today and ohhhhhh my godddddd why does the playoff bye feel like it's six months long.

LET'S GO
Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at January 14, 2017 12:37 PM (Iy6JT)

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Go Texans!

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2017 01:15 PM (CRotO)

396 I don't mind when social pressure and shaming is used to shape behavior, I think that's a reasonable and proper way for a culture to behave. It has to follow an absolute, objective set of moral codes to be of any value, and those codes need to be righteous and good or you're just enforcing evil... but I don't mind the concept of social shaming.

But that's not where the left stops. And their system isn't based on anything except the latest idea by a radical in college. Progressivism is infinite, there's no final point reached where you have progress. Its always progressing, always changing. What was yesterday acceptable is today unthinkable. What was previously ridiculous is now compulsory. They never stop, even after accomplishing their goals, its always one more step of crushing tyranny.

And you cannot build a society on that kind of shifting sand.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2017 01:15 PM (39g3+)

397 SandyCheeks, I continue to not understand how any executive branch action or policy cannot be changed or reversed entirely by a new administration. It just doesn't work that way.

Levin says it wasn't an exec-branch action, but that of an unelected bureaucrat. If anyone knows how/if something can be undone, it would be Levin.

Posted by: SandyCheeks at January 14, 2017 01:17 PM (joFoi)

398 BTW, if you go to the "Levin Rewind" page, he started the show with it and continued for the first half hour.

Posted by: SandyCheeks at January 14, 2017 01:18 PM (joFoi)

399 Political correctness means "Whitey needs to shut his damn mouth."

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 01:19 PM (sdi6R)

400 Shame cultures are useful for tyrants, commies, and muslims. Freedom and individual rights...not so much.

Which explains the favorite chant of any marxist agitator group: SHAME SHAME SHAME

I always wondered why they were screaming that when they displayed no indication whatsoever that they understood the concept as applied to themselves.

Posted by: kallisto at January 14, 2017 01:19 PM (kD8Fh)

401 And you cannot build a society on that kind of shifting sand.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2017 01:15 PM (39g3+)

Because it is always about it's acolytes drive to find meaning. They have discarded God as being fantasy, but they are continuously trying to fill the void that is left.

This is not unlike the discussions we have had about modern sexual 'liberation'. They are continuously hoping that what everyone tells them is true and that they can be happy doing what is making them miserable- if they just do it enough.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 01:19 PM (92kX2)

402 Jay this is one reason I can manage only guarded pessimism, even on a good day, and notwithstanding things like Trump! and Brexit, etc.


The inertia against which any intelligent, non-racist, freedom-centric forces pursuing the best American traditions of limited accountable govt. and rule of law must contend leaves little room for optimism.


And it's not just the soft malleable minds of the young'ins. I was exposed to a new dimension of degradation last year when adults/parents of my age, when asking a college freshman about his living arrangements, were using language and concepts ("diversity!") of the new degraded era.


These people, when they were in school in the 70s, lived in a more "diverse" environment than this kid does now, guaranteed - yet of course never even gave it any thought at the time. And now they effortlessly slip into using the dumbest and most offensive memes and concepts of the day.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 01:20 PM (QDnY+)

403 Gateway Pundit has news on that General Story.

Apparently it was his choice to leave in the MIddle of the Ceremonies. It seems HE is the one with the agenda

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:20 PM (sRFAL)

404 y least favorite meme that's now popular with progtards is:


Mine is that now hoary chestnut, "of color." "Colored people" is offensive, but "people of color" is A-OK. WTAF?

I like to goof on liberals by liberally (?) adding "of X" to statements. "Yes, he's a person of stupid." "He's a person of height." That annoys them by making fun of their idiotic semantic usage.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:21 PM (SRKgf)

405 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:21 PM (SRKgf)

SO, you're a person of sarcasm, eh?

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 14, 2017 01:22 PM (wCEn4)

406 So ... eff 'em.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:10 PM (SRKgf)


Which means their chemistry program is going to go to shit. I don't think those who can answer the LGBTQWERTY answer to the satisfaction of the leftard admins emerge from the same cohort as those who are qualified to teach the class.

Posted by: kallisto at January 14, 2017 01:22 PM (kD8Fh)

407 Another point: I n Islam, the relationship between the deity and his followers is one of submission, of slavery. In Christianity, we are his children and he loves us, even when we do not love him or turn away.

Love is at the heart of Christianity. This is one of the fundamental and unique things about judeo-christian theology.

Posted by: Aetius451AD


It's why the left and Islamists think they can con Christians into submitting to their evil crap. I hope they are both wrong. We need another Charles Martel.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2017 01:23 PM (rH4JY)

408 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:05 PM (SRKgf)
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Thinking back to some of the participants in the Manhattan Project -- do physicists tend toward Leftyism?

I remember that Lawrence, the experimental physicist, was a bit more right-leaning, and Oppenheimer, the theorist, was a tad lefty.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 01:24 PM (EnKk6)

409 Unelected bureaucrats are what staff the executive branch. And I'm not aware of any power they have to make permanent policy changes.


The only exception - and by definition an example of lawlessness that is novel and intolerable - is the scam whereby the feds or a state govt. "concede" in a lawsuit against them, with the resulting consent decree in effect creating new policy. In those cases you have to undo things via the judicial branch.


Levin knows his guvamint stuff but this sounds fundamentally wrong.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2017 01:24 PM (QDnY+)

410 He said this is a really hard one to undo and not to expect a president to be able to go in and wave a magic wand to stop it.
Posted by: SandyCheeks at January 14, 2017 01:02 PM (joFoi)


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Please. Stop with this. What can be done by a prez without congress can be undone by a prez without congress.

Posted by: Bob Dole at January 14, 2017 01:24 PM (Fmupd)

411 I remember that Lawrence, the experimental physicist, was a bit more right-leaning, and Oppenheimer, the theorist, was a tad lefty.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 01:24 PM (EnKk6)

Edward Teller was Right Wing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:25 PM (sRFAL)

412 Funny how Aldous Huxley is mentioned in the post today, as I'm reading Brave New World today. For the first time.

Weirdly, I had to visit three bookstores to find a copy--new or used. I ended up finding it at the Salvation Army store for two bucks.

Intellectual entertainment at bargain basement prices. Woot!

Posted by: squeakywheel at January 14, 2017 01:25 PM (8H4Pg)

413 Sock off

Posted by: Soona at January 14, 2017 01:25 PM (Fmupd)

414 403 Gateway Pundit has news on that General Story.

Apparently it was his choice to leave in the MIddle of the Ceremonies. It seems HE is the one with the agenda
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:20 PM (sRFAL)

Now that is interesting...

Much like the Entertainers, who won't perform at the inauguration because LGBT on Rye.... thus pleasing 2% or 3% of the population, while pissing off the 50% who support Trump....

Short sighted....

Posted by: Don Q. at January 14, 2017 01:26 PM (qf6WZ)

415 Edward Teller was Right Wing
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:25 PM (sRFAL)

And had a cool cane.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 01:26 PM (92kX2)

416 Edward Teller was Right Wing
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:25 PM (sRFAL)
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True. And could do armageddon for pennies on the dollar!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 01:26 PM (EnKk6)

417 344---So ... please distingush WHICH professors you're talking about. /rant
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 12:40 PM (SRKgf)
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Over the last century the universities have abandoned the liberal arts in favor of utilitarianism.

In the humanities, this has meant an abandonment of philosophy (the pursuit of truth and wisdom) in favor of ideology (socially useful ideation.) This has been nothing short of a revolutionary change and the intellectual degradation is clear.

In the sciences, there has not been so much change nor will there be --- because, as you say, they are materially useful and obviously so. The academy thus cannot repudiate philosophy (the pursuit of truth) entirely; it survives in the natural sciences.

I believe it will survive. But wherever and whenever the pursuit of truth might prove to be less than useful or, worse yet, might prove useful to the "wrong" sort of purpose, as determined by the ideologues, it will be subject to attack.

(Eh. Too big a subject!)


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 14, 2017 01:28 PM (Nox3c)

418 Don't have time to lurk properly today, but I wanted to throw in a quick observation:

The JEF's own dog bites the face of a family friend, and his official public response is to laugh about it...

What a trashy little goblin of a man.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 14, 2017 01:28 PM (sK2fh)

419 Could one of you witty and sexacious co-bloggers please replace that blowfish John Lewis' photo in the sidebar? I am feeling aggressed here.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 01:29 PM (EnKk6)

420 Stage 2 is passing over the South Pole now, more or less.

Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 01:29 PM (sdi6R)

421 My least favorite meme that's now popular with progtards is:

Political correctness is common courtesy.


I'd counter that with "Show your work".

For example, how do you demonstrate that allowing men to enter the ladies' room is "common courtesy"? I don't think it's possible.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2017 01:29 PM (rH4JY)

422 "On Fri some Dems worried Lewis comments would force them to defend
PEOTUS Trump legitimacy. Not anymore. Now they rally around Lewis."


yippee
Posted by: grammie winger
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As soon as the MSM provide some validation to anything said by a Dem, then there is a scramble to get on board the bandwagon by the rest of the them.

It's as if the MSM adjusts the temperature of the water in the pool and then shouts; "Come on in, the water's great!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 14, 2017 01:29 PM (ZO497)

423 416 Edward Teller was Right Wing
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:25 PM (sRFAL)
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True. And could do armageddon for pennies on the dollar!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 01:26 PM (EnKk6)

I'll buy a dozen of those Armageddon Penises right now!

Posted by: Sean Connery at January 14, 2017 01:29 PM (7qAYi)

424 405 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:21 PM (SRKgf)
SO, you're a person of sarcasm, eh?
Posted by: Hrothgar at January 14, 2017 01:22 PM (wCEn4)



Yeah. Stop press, right?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:30 PM (SRKgf)

425 I want to go home

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:31 PM (sRFAL)

426 I wonder if Trump is going to go after pot legal states. The Obama admin. has, like almost everything, acted by not acting. Pot is still illegal under Federal law. I don't know if this ever came up as a campaign issue, but it will be interesting.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 01:32 PM (ty7RM)

427 I'll buy a dozen of those Armageddon Penises right now!
Posted by: Sean Connery at January 14, 2017 01:29 PM


It takes more than a dozen to fill a bag.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 14, 2017 01:33 PM (DMUuz)

428
One meme I dislike intensely is the bumper sticker "Mean People Suck". It's not seen as much these days.

I often found myself wishing that I had printed up similarly sized stickers with the word "Whiny" to slap over the "Mean" portion of the original.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at January 14, 2017 01:33 PM (BK3ZS)

429 Thinking back to some of the participants in the Manhattan Project -- do physicists tend toward Leftyism?

I remember that Lawrence, the experimental physicist, was a bit more right-leaning, and Oppenheimer, the theorist, was a tad lefty.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 01:24 PM (EnKk6)



They do. But a lot of them are also MoT (even more than chemists), and have the inexplicable politics that we have discussed here at length.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:34 PM (SRKgf)

430 My least favorite meme that's now popular with progtards is:

Political correctness is common courtesy.


Hey you Muslim studs, please be courteous and grope me! I cannot object as it would be "politically incorrect".

Posted by: Angela Merkel at January 14, 2017 01:34 PM (rH4JY)

431 427 I'll buy a dozen of those Armageddon Penises right now!
Posted by: Sean Connery at January 14, 2017 01:29 PM

It takes more than a dozen to fill a bag.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 14, 2017 01:33 PM (DMUuz)
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Are those the blue ones Alexthechick was discussing yesterday?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 01:34 PM (EnKk6)

432 Difference vs differential: What's the delta?
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 14, 2017 01:09 PM (97XyN)

It's in the infinitesimals.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 14, 2017 01:35 PM (brIR5)

433 when they were in school in the 70s, lived in a more "diverse"

The black RA told us to stuff a towel under the door.

Posted by: DaveA at January 14, 2017 01:35 PM (8J/Te)

434 John Lewis, he's my hero.

Posted by: Some Asshole at January 14, 2017 01:35 PM (FqgrG)

435 Least favorite: sustainable

Most favorite: Bigly!

Posted by: April at January 14, 2017 01:35 PM (e8PP1)

436 >>Are those the blue ones Alexthechick was discussing yesterday?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

Is that supposed to be past tense?

Posted by: Aviator at January 14, 2017 01:36 PM (/Nite)

437 426 I wonder if Trump is going to go after pot legal states. The Obama admin. has, like almost everything, acted by not acting. Pot is still illegal under Federal law. I don't know if this ever came up as a campaign issue, but it will be interesting.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 01:32 PM (ty7RM)

If I was Trump, I'd throw that one back to the House and Senate...

Saying, I need guidance on this... either repeal that law, which I will sign...

or, I want a sense of the House and Senate Resolution that you want the Law kept the same... and that you will back me against the States who have legalized it....

Because this IS Congress's problem really.... it needs a legislative fix.

Posted by: Don Q. at January 14, 2017 01:36 PM (qf6WZ)

438 426 I wonder if Trump is going to go after pot legal states. The Obama admin. has, like almost everything, acted by not acting. Pot is still illegal under Federal law. I don't know if this ever came up as a campaign issue, but it will be interesting.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 01:32 PM (ty7RM)


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Hope he shuts it down. Then, if congress can be persuaded, have the fed law repealed and give that power to the states. He then could set a precedence for a large host of other fed laws that take away the power of the individual states.

Posted by: Soona at January 14, 2017 01:37 PM (Fmupd)

439 I'm a member of a Cold War aircraft group on fb, where we discuss - wait for it - Cold War aircraft. So a muslim member decides to post a meme about US bases across the world, we're stealing the world's resources, yada yada. Aside from having a picture of an F-16 on it, it had nothing to do with the nature of the group (political talk is not allowed) & it was removed. So he came back a little later & posted a crude cartoon of Uncle Sam carrying a pig with the Star of David on it & started up with the palistinian bullshit. He's now banned. Doesn't take much for them to drop their masks.

Posted by: josephistan at January 14, 2017 01:38 PM (7qAYi)

440 They do. But a lot of them are also MoT (even more than chemists), and have the inexplicable politics that we have discussed here at length.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:34 PM (SRKgf)

Not sure what point you are trying to make but if it is what I think it is, that is out of line

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:38 PM (sRFAL)

441 Pot is still illegal under Federal law.


I thought that for reasons I've now forgotten that pot is not strictly speaking illegal, but that its use/possession requires a stamp and payment of a tax, which the government does not give.

Is that true?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:39 PM (SRKgf)

442 207 103

"The meme makes me crazy is that Fascism/Nazism are constructs of the right. Fascism is Communism with better uniforms."

Fascism, the ownership of all property by the State is de facto.

Communism, the ownership of all property by the State is de jure.

In both people are considered property which means both form slave-states.

Posted by: geoffb5 at January 14, 2017 01:39 PM (d3wbb)

443 I want to go home

Posted by: Nevergiveup


Click your high heels three times and say, "there's no place like home".

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 14, 2017 01:40 PM (rH4JY)

444 389---So ... eff 'em.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:10 PM (SRKgf)
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When my son was applying to graduate programs in chemistry a few years ago, one of the schools wanted an essay exactly like the one you describe, except they included "people of color" in the LGBTQWERTY mix.

Yeah, he said "eff 'em."

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 14, 2017 01:40 PM (Nox3c)

445 Not sure what point you are trying to make but if it is what I think it is, that is out of line

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:38 PM (sRFAL)



No it isn't. You yourself have ranted about the very same issue.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:40 PM (SRKgf)

446
Click your high heels three times and say, "there's no place like home".
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at January 14, 2017 01:40 PM (rH4JY)

One more patient

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:40 PM (sRFAL)

447 I saw the missile launch. I saw it immediately after liftoff. It took a few minutes before I heard it.

http://tinypic.com/r/e8r61l/9

http://tinypic.com/r/qotxz7/9

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 14, 2017 01:41 PM (IgBFP)

448 Hope he shuts it down. Then, if congress can be persuaded, have the fed law repealed and give that power to the states. He then could set a precedence for a large host of other fed laws that take away the power of the individual states.
Posted by: Soona


Yeah, fuck the 10th Amendment!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 01:42 PM (V3IFq)

449 When my son was applying to graduate programs in chemistry a few years ago, one of the schools wanted an essay exactly like the one you describe, except they included "people of color" in the LGBTQWERTY mix.

Yeah, he said "eff 'em."

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 14, 2017 01:40 PM (Nox3c)



Now I'm REALLY depressed. For some crappy little junior college to do it is bad enough, but for a place with a graduate program ... sheesh. The rot really has spread far and deep.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:42 PM (SRKgf)

450 Thank God for Hank Johnson (D-GA)

Posted by: Johm Lewis (D-GA) at January 14, 2017 01:42 PM (1BQGO)

451 No it isn't. You yourself have ranted about the very same issue.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:40 PM (SRKgf)

In today's terms. And in the context you mentioned it "appeared" to me to seem like you were accusing them of being traitors? If I am wrong or took that out of context I apologize.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:42 PM (sRFAL)

452 450 Thank God for Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Posted by: Johm Lewis (D-GA) at January 14, 2017 01:42 PM (1BQGO)

Amen!

Posted by: Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) at January 14, 2017 01:44 PM (7qAYi)

453 Barkevious Mingo!!! Edges out Jadaveon Clowney as the best name in football!

Ahem.
Posted by: Jake Butt at January 14, 2017 01:08 PM (Tyii7)



PFFFFT Akeem Fahkir was anNFL player

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 14, 2017 01:44 PM (y3aQB)

454 Then, if congress can be persuaded, have the fed law repealed and give that power to the states. He then could set a precedence for a large host of other fed laws that take away the power of the individual states.

I think of all the ways to get the ball rolling, yeah this is the one most likely to work. Dump weed from federal bans, and announce you're kicking it back to the states to decide how they will handle the issue in their own borders.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2017 01:45 PM (39g3+)

455 I thought that for reasons I've now forgotten that pot is not strictly speaking illegal, but that its use/possession requires a stamp and payment of a tax, which the government does not give.

Last time I looked, it was a schedule 4 narcotic. So, right up there with cocaine and heroin. It's possession under federal law is, I believe, illegal. I don't know if there is a minimum qty. that you need to be holding to get the feds involved...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 01:45 PM (ty7RM)

456 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is a pretty good fb name.

I like Mercilus, too.

Smith Sr. makes me laugh every time. Who calls themselves senior?

Posted by: squeakywheel at January 14, 2017 01:46 PM (8H4Pg)

457 Hey NGU- are you sure you are really a dentist? I thought it was against the law to work on Saturday (and a misdemeanor to work on Friedays)

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at January 14, 2017 01:46 PM (CL76w)

458 I thought that for reasons I've now forgotten that pot is not strictly speaking illegal, but that its use/possession requires a stamp and payment of a tax, which the government does not give.

Last time I looked, it was a schedule 4 narcotic. So, right up there with cocaine and heroin. It's possession under federal law is, I believe, illegal. I don't know if there is a minimum qty. that you need to be holding to get the feds involved...
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 01:45 PM (ty7RM)

Federally it is illegal and you can and will be thrown out of the Military for using it...no questions asked

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:47 PM (sRFAL)

459 Hey NGU- are you sure you are really a dentist? I thought it was against the law to work on Saturday (and a misdemeanor to work on Friedays)
Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at January 14, 2017 01:46 PM (CL76w)

I wish...Actually it is kinda rare for me to work on Saturdays since I am normally on Duty anyway

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:48 PM (sRFAL)

460 In today's terms. And in the context you mentioned it "appeared" to me to seem like you were accusing them of being traitors? If I am wrong or took that out of context I apologize.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:42 PM (sRFAL)



Sorry, I was being elliptical. What I meant was that physicists are heavily Jewish, and commonly subscribe the lefty politics that often come with that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:48 PM (SRKgf)

461 Last time I looked, it was a schedule 4 narcotic. So, right up there with cocaine and heroin. It's possession under federal law is, I believe, illegal. I don't know if there is a minimum qty. that you need to be holding to get the feds involved...
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 01:45 PM (ty7RM)



Ah, OK. Thanks for the info.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:49 PM (SRKgf)

462 Entertainment at inaugurations:

panem et circenses

Posted by: Fox2! at January 14, 2017 01:49 PM (brIR5)

463 >>Last time I looked, it was a schedule 4
narcotic. So, right up there with cocaine and heroin. It's possession
under federal law is, I believe, illegal. I don't know if there is a
minimum qty. that you need to be holding to get the feds involved...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin

Actually Heroin and MJ are Schedule 1, cocaine is Schedule 2.

Posted by: Aviator at January 14, 2017 01:49 PM (/Nite)

464 There were a lot of Jews in those English and Philosophy departments, too!
Maybe if you can really get rolling, we can get to the Root of Evil...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 14, 2017 01:50 PM (H5rtT)

465 Sorry, I was being elliptical. What I meant was that physicists are heavily Jewish, and commonly subscribe the lefty politics that often come with that.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 14, 2017 01:48 PM (SRKgf)

Partially yeah, but also because all the physicists hung in Univeristy/Academic Settings also, and even back then 'Higher Education" was a hot bed for left wing theology.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:52 PM (sRFAL)

466 Well done--let me get out of here and home

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:52 PM (sRFAL)

467 Two of my thousand points of loathing:

1) The prissy, pseudo-intellectual BBC pronunciation of "negotiate" as "neh-go SEE-ate". It is a false inference drawn from "associate" and other words with a "C" in the operative position. It sets my hemorrhoids on edge.

2) The use of "the thing is" as an essentially meaningless conversation-hogging word tag followed by a second "is".
"The thing is is that Obama..."

Posted by: jbspry at January 14, 2017 01:54 PM (hxLER)

468 Actually Heroin and MJ are Schedule 1, cocaine is Schedule 2.

Ok, I know there are a lot of pot users who are a bit mystified by the high ranking of pot v much more pernicious drugs. I believe it landed where it did on the schedule is b/c it is classified as a hallucinogen.
Ok, pot users are mystified by a lot of stuff. Things like microwave burrito instructions and where they left their car keys.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 01:57 PM (ty7RM)

469 Ok?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 01:57 PM (ty7RM)

470 Ok, I know there are a lot of pot users who are a bit mystified by the high ranking of pot v much more pernicious drugs. I believe it landed where it did on the schedule is b/c it is classified as a hallucinogen.
Ok, pot users are mystified by a lot of stuff. Things like microwave burrito instructions and where they left their car keys.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin


Ok, pot user.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 01:58 PM (V3IFq)

471 How do you tell if the white stuff on the cheese is mold or not?

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2017 01:59 PM (rH4JY)

472 If I can smell my groin, does that mean others can to? Or is it like chewing, where you're the only one who can hear it in your head?

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2017 02:01 PM (rH4JY)

473 It's OK, Joe. It's just fromunda cheese.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 14, 2017 02:01 PM (89T5c)

474 443 I want to go home

Posted by: Nevergiveup

So hoist up the John B sail.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 14, 2017 02:02 PM (0mRoj)

475 Federally it is illegal and you can and will be thrown out of the Military for using it...no questions asked
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2017 01:47 PM (sRFAL)

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Maybe in the Navy...

You pop hot in the Army for weed, counseling statement, sent to ADAP for "treatment", and maybe an Article 15.

After around the third or fourth time, you might get kicked out.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2017 02:03 PM (CRotO)

476 They must have changed that. Years ago, you had dirty piss it was a Dishonorable.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 14, 2017 02:05 PM (89T5c)

477 Ok, I know there are a lot of pot users who are a bit mystified by the high ranking of pot v much more pernicious drugs. I believe it landed where it did on the schedule is b/c it is classified as a hallucinogen.
Ok, pot users are mystified by a lot of stuff. Things like microwave burrito instructions and where they left their car keys.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2017 01:57 PM (ty7RM)


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They also give a lot of circular rationalizations why they smoke it.

Posted by: Soona at January 14, 2017 02:06 PM (Fmupd)

478 476 They must have changed that. Years ago, you had dirty piss it was a Dishonorable.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 14, 2017 02:05 PM (89T5c)

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I was the urinalysis NCO for my company between 2005-2009.

Soldiers coming back from R&R, piss test.

So many soldiers popped hot for weed. Company-grade AR-15 for most.

Shit stronger than weed, recommendation for chapter proceedings.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2017 02:08 PM (CRotO)

479 "National conversation " as in " we need to have a national conversation " use should come with a jail term.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 14, 2017 02:10 PM (joLho)

480 Ok, pot users are mystified by a lot of stuff. Things like microwave burrito instructions and where they left their car keys.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin
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I laughed.

*bong rip*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 02:13 PM (EnKk6)

481 Saturday + Icecalypse = Busy, busy commissary.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 14, 2017 02:13 PM (Yikcg)

482 >>Ok, I know there are a lot of pot users who are a bit mystified by the
high ranking of pot v much more pernicious drugs. I believe it landed
where it did on the schedule is b/c it is classified as a hallucinogen.

In theory Schedule 1 are drugs that have no accepted medical use.

Posted by: Aviator at January 14, 2017 02:14 PM (/Nite)

483 Debbie Wasserface Schlitz thinks it is the duty of the FBI to insure that she can cheat in elections without being caught.

http://tinyurl.com/z9gdfu2

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at January 14, 2017 02:14 PM (Nwg0u)

484 478 476 They must have changed that. Years ago, you had dirty piss it was a Dishonorable.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 14, 2017 02:05 PM (89T5c)

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I was the urinalysis NCO for my company between 2005-2009.

Soldiers coming back from R&R, piss test.

So many soldiers popped hot for weed. Company-grade AR-15 for most.

Shit stronger than weed, recommendation for chapter proceedings.
Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2017 02:08 PM (CRotO)
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Wow SMFH, that's like VN-era slack. I merely had a discrepancy on my pre-Navy drug usage history paperwork (it was omitted by my recruiter) vs. what I told the NIS perv/agent (One time! It was at the family dinner table after a particularly contentious Thanksgiving dinner) and they were threatening to kick me out. I was in the period where they were tightening up after the Era of Slack.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 02:17 PM (EnKk6)

485 Wife turned on the computer this morning and it had the Zeus virus. Scared the hell out of me and also cost mucho dollars to clean up.

Posted by: Ronster at January 14, 2017 02:18 PM (e2QPO)

486 https://tinyurl.com/jfeyqhr


Trump Cadillac Limo Will Be Equipped with Tear Gas Cannon and Shotgun


Trump..... Donald Trump

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 14, 2017 02:19 PM (y3aQB)

487 https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/10422-you-have-a-zeus-virus-scam



Posted by: Ronster at January 14, 2017 02:18 PM (e2QPO)

Posted by: EVLINC! at January 14, 2017 02:20 PM (y3aQB)

488 AHE,

If every soldier got kicked out for toking up while on leave from Iraq...well, the Army did allow folks in who had no business wearing any uniform during the Iraq years...

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2017 02:21 PM (CRotO)

489 I had a friend who worked at Bath Body works
years ago who gave me some rather nice shower gel as a little birthday
gift. I sent her an email a while later regarding the "not tested on
animals" on the label:



"I tested it on some animals. Seemed to work fine. You can update your label now".



Posted by: hogmartin

****



Ok. I lol'd. I will have to steal that for future use.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Puking ampersands at January 14, 2017 12:13 PM (hVdx9)


I LOL'd too, just paging down the thread. Glad I caught that one, hogmartin.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, 348 times at January 14, 2017 02:21 PM (tHwdc)

490 Hi SMFH!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, 348 times at January 14, 2017 02:22 PM (tHwdc)

491 Did Armageddon Penises open for Pussy Riot at Lilith Faire?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2017 02:23 PM (KK3oF)

492 Miley!

How's the weather over in the East.

Rain for the next few days here.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2017 02:24 PM (CRotO)

493 I see via an article on Drudge that the leader of a biker rally at the inauguration is striking "discordant notes" with his group comprised "mostly white men, many of whom are veterans".

Who's being divisive?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 02:24 PM (EnKk6)

494 Anna!

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2017 02:24 PM (CRotO)

495 Oh, and it was a WaPo article, I forgot to add (unnecessarily).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 14, 2017 02:25 PM (EnKk6)

496 They also give a lot of circular rationalizations why they smoke it.

Posted by: Soona at January 14, 2017 02:06 PM (Fmupd)

I prefer linear rationalizations, myself.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, 348 times at January 14, 2017 02:25 PM (tHwdc)

497 *waves to SMFH*

Yeah if the Army didn't do Slack, they might just might be able to field one brigade of staff officers to defend all of the US.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2017 02:26 PM (KK3oF)

498 491. I saw Cossacks with whips close Pussy Riot in Sochi:

https://youtu.be/ivT-I-yxtdY

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 14, 2017 02:29 PM (kBjdY)

499 lol Anna!

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2017 02:29 PM (CRotO)

500 How's the weather over in the East.



Rain for the next few days here.

Posted by: SMFH at January 14, 2017 02:24 PM (CRotO)

Mid-30s here, SMFH, and rain projected. There were supposed to be icy/snow events this morning. If there were, no remains that I can see from my fourth floor perch. I was asleep all morning, recovering from the ONT shift. I'd already marked today as a day for simmering goulash on the stove. There's a hunk of beef in the fridge, and a pound and a half of onions on the counter, waiting for the business end of a sharp knife.Looks like we're in store for more balmy days this week, above freezing temps. Thank you, God!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, 348 times at January 14, 2017 02:35 PM (tHwdc)

501 In half priced books. Bob Woodward wrote a three book series called State of denial: Bush at War? Amazing.

Well, Trump winning will keep a lot of lefty hysterics in arugala for at least fours years, I d wager.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 02:48 PM (Ij2U7)

502 What is your favorite buzzword or meme?


--The Russians hacked us!!!!

Posted by: logprof at January 14, 2017 02:50 PM (GsAUU)

503 Slow thread.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 03:00 PM (Ij2U7)

504 503 Slow thread.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 14, 2017 03:00 PM (Ij2U7)

--Yeah, and it's almost kickoff.

Are we gonna get elbows???

Posted by: logprof at January 14, 2017 03:01 PM (GsAUU)

505 Wife turned on the computer this morning and it had the Zeus virus. Scared the hell out of me and also cost mucho dollars to clean up.
Posted by: Ronster


So you sent money to hackers?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 03:03 PM (V3IFq)

506 Speaking of football, I found out last night that the Steelers-Chiefs game will be moved to prime time because of an ice storm.

Are all our peeps in the KC area okay???

Posted by: logprof at January 14, 2017 03:03 PM (GsAUU)

507 free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet
---

Brilliant nic.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 14, 2017 03:05 PM (J5mC3)

508 Get this, pet thread.

Not a yarn.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 03:07 PM (V3IFq)

509 Say Hi to the petmorons .
Nood

Posted by: L, Elle at January 14, 2017 03:07 PM (UC5ui)

510 So you sent money to hackers?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 14, 2017 03:03 PM (V3IFq)

No. I paid a company in Texas called Koftware to get rid of it and do a bunch of other stuff.

Posted by: Ronster at January 14, 2017 03:08 PM (e2QPO)

511 I'm still trying to figure out how 'Non organic' food even gets grown....

Posted by: Don Q. at January 14, 2017 11:47 AM (qf6WZ)




Reminds of being in a grocery store one time and the person I was with said, You should get the organic apples instead. I said, what are these plastic? They both come from a tree. The one I want is just not that pretenious.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 14, 2017 03:20 PM (auHtY)

512 50 Has anybody ever recorded a song entitled "How's My Ass Taste"? Because that's who should be playing the inaugural.
Posted by: rickl at January 14, 2017 11:32 AM (sdi6R)

Well - Mozart wrote "Lick my Ass" as a canto...
http://tinyurl.com/py82lnc

Posted by: Old Toby at January 14, 2017 03:43 PM (PjWy4)

513 Test

Posted by: tbodie at January 14, 2017 03:48 PM (jhgxs)

514 Obama has been signed to star in a remake of
Blazing Saddles after he leaves the White House.

Posted by: Canuck Bob at January 14, 2017 04:50 PM (f80AK)

515 Both the entertainers and the professors consider themselves above the fray.Above the hoi polloi...above the great unwashed.Both groups are pretenders.

Posted by: Pip McGuigen at January 14, 2017 05:07 PM (vGFvO)

516 LET US ADD LIBERALS TO THE MIX WITH PROFESSORS AND ENTERTAINERS.NONE OF THE THREE SHOULD MERIT RESPECTABILITY INTELLIGENCE- WISE.ENTERTAINERS TYPICALLY REPEAT LINES PROVIDED BY SOMEONE ELSE.PROFESSORS REPEAT GIBBERISH THEY WISH WAS TRUE AND LIBERALS ARE MYNA BIRDS THAT REPEAT WHAT THEY HEAR EACH OTHER SAY.

Posted by: Pip McGuigen at January 14, 2017 05:19 PM (vGFvO)

517 Worst meme ever..."It doesn't matter what you believe just as long as you believe something". I believe people that say this are idiots.

Posted by: Pip McGuigen at January 14, 2017 05:23 PM (vGFvO)

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