The Thursday Night ONT is making America Great Again

Happy Thursday night everyone. I know that many of you look forward to Thursdays, counting on a funny and interesting ONT to get you through your Friday. To all of those people, I have but one thing to say.


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That's Gotta Hurt

Many of you are aware of Pepsi's failed social justice virtue signaling ad. Social Justice Wankers have been up in arms (and lets be honest, when are they not up in arms?) about how it trivializes or marginalizes or appropriates something or other, while conservatives have been chortling about how accurately it demonstrates how facile their whole “movement” is. If you haven't seen the ad you can watch it here, but honestly, your time would be better spent washing a cat. Then today Bernice King, youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, tweeted this:

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Ouch.


I See What U Did There

The Big Bend
Seems there is an architecture firm that is floating the idea of a giant “U” shaped skyscraper. I guess building the tallest building in the world is too hard now, so they are going for the “longest”. Ohh-kay. (picture at link)

Related (depth, not height):


Lets Talk About Sex, Baby

Sexual Health and Rights in Sweden (Some illustrations NSFW)

So, this is a guide for LGBTQ “refugees”, detailing all of the many wonderful and open-minded social services they offer for people of all orientations. I am certain that this will go over well with the cultural norms of the.”refugee” population, demonstrating what a warm and welcoming people the Swedes are and easing the transition of the “refugees” into Swedish daily life. (If you want to know why I use quotes, look up the word “Hijrah”

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Snow Way to Make a Living


There's a Signpost Up Ahead, at the Intersection of Myth and Reality, it's the Twilight Zone

Point:

Is Intersectionality a Religion? By Andrew Sullivan. I'm not sure if it's that Andrew Sullivan, but if it is, a surprisingly thoughtful piece. He goes off the rails at the end, but most of the article is well done.

Counterpoint:

“Secular Religion” and the Impossibility of Religious Liberty

An excellent response to the idea of secular values functioning as a religion:

And this is, ultimately, why a society built upon — using the words of Sullivan — “reason” will not persist with maximal liberty in the long run with these types of philosophical social movements at the helm. Reasoning beings require debate and inquiry, which progressive social canons cannot countenance if ultimate redress to social wrongs can be achieved. In essence, progressives fall prey to what they always fall prey to: Confusing the penultimate for the ultimate.

On these grounds, a Christian doctrine of religious liberty emerges. By putting absolute judgment within the realm of the ultimate — not the penultimate — Christians can make room for dissenting belief. Not because we think such dissenting belief shares equal merit, but because we believe that judging, ending, and redressing all wrong belief cannot be achieved fully either in present form or in human hands.

I often wonder if Leftists ever stop to realize that this society we live in, the Western world that allows them to luxury to dissent in peace, is not the human norm. It's not the norm historically, it's not even the norm globally in the 21st century. They are the product of a very specific set of historical events and values that seem to be a one-in-a-million chance. If they succeed in destroying it, they won't enjoy the regression to the human mean at all.

Related:
The Real Lessons of Middlebury College by Dr. Thomas Sowell


The Nuclear Option

Today the Senate Republicans deployed the nuclear option over the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch. Let's go live to Chuckie Schumer for the Democrat reaction:

A Smart Military Blog


99% of people can't name each of these World War II planes from an image. Can you?

It's a total clickbait site, but the subject is interesting to me so I took the quiz a couple of days ago. I got somewhere in the 40s. I don't think anyone but an aviation historian could get all 50. Maybe Anna Puma. Some of them are unfairly obscure, along the lines of “An obsolete biplane design by the time WWII started, the only ones to see combat belonged to the Yugoslavian Air Force. They were both shot down and their pilots killed” obscure. (answer- Avia BH-33) Still fun.


Related: We used to be a nation of steely-eyed missile men, like Tex Johnson. Born to farmers in Kansas in 1914, he first flew with a barnstormer at age 11. Deciding to be a pilot, he soloed at 15, became a test pilot during WWII, later worked for Boeing and was the first to fly the B-52, worked on Minuteman missiles and the Apollo program. He started his own company, built his own planes and later worked on perfecting ejector seats for pilot safety. Oh, and on August 7, 1955 he did a barrel roll in a Boeing 707 jetliner.

Tex was called before the then-president of Boeing, Bill Allen, for rolling the plane. He was asked what he thought he was doing, and responded, “I was selling airplanes”.

Always seen on the flightline in his cowboy hat and boots, Tex Johnson was the inspiration for Maj. T.J. “King” Kong, who rode a nuke to glory in Dr. Strangelove. There are a million reasons why America is a great country, and routinely producing men like Alvin M. “Tex” Johnson is far from the least of them. Johnson died in 1998 and was survived by three children and Delores Johnson, his wife of 63 years.


Troll Level: Genius

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Tonight's ONT brought to you by polite requests.

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The Yahoo Group thinks it's none of your business what they do with their dead hookers.

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1 Still Winning!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 06, 2017 09:54 PM (6gk0M)

2 Today's Neutral Evenhanded Fair-Minded 100% Unbiased Headlines:

The corporate media have largely given Trump a pass, which they never did for Obama.

Trump's sudden empathy for Syria's 'beautiful little babies' that he banned

The federal agency responsible for the nuclear arsenal is now tweeting out Breitbart articles

Ambassador's tweet accidentally reveals that Trump is violating the Constitution

U.S. To Lose $1.6B As Mexican Vacationers Choose Canada

End Of The World Headlines Brought To You By Chicken Little:

Israel postpones vote due to Britney Spears concert

Severe Air Turbulence Could Get 149% Worse Thanks to Climate Change

Close to Half of American Adults Infected With HPV, Survey Finds

Woman falls off California's highest bridge while taking selfie

Man ordered to pay over $30K for negative Yelp review

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at April 06, 2017 09:54 PM (TixTl)

3 No tornadoes for me today - that was good!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 06, 2017 09:55 PM (tHwdc)

4 Hi Slap!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 06, 2017 09:55 PM (tHwdc)

5 FIFTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 09:56 PM (vRcUp)

6 All your dead hookers are belong to us

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 06, 2017 09:56 PM (tHwdc)

7 Happy Thursday Night ONT, Horde.


I hope you all are well.


I am busy. Too busy for internets. But well, so that's ok I guess.


Damn job and life getting in my way.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 06, 2017 09:56 PM (+eR2D)

8 A very somber Trump. Short but sweet.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 06, 2017 09:58 PM (CNHr1)

9 My first ONT since Lent began

Posted by: josephistan at April 06, 2017 09:58 PM (ANIFC)

10 Memo to Nevergiveup:

Buy General Dynamics (initially) Raytheon/McDonnell Douglas tomorrow

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 09:58 PM (SjImc)

11 Wonder if PDT went back to the Chicom Leader and said: OK let's go kill us some Ruskies!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 09:59 PM (SjImc)

12 trump
trump
trump


deport
deport
deport

Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 09:59 PM (6f2eJ)

13 Trump needs a better audio system.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2017 09:59 PM (IqV8l)

14 Dead Hookers or Dead Hobos?

Posted by: ALH at April 06, 2017 09:59 PM (Z56vq)

15 50 Tomahawks fired at multiple targets at airbase in Homs from which the gas attack originated.

Posted by: Meremortal..redlined yikes at April 06, 2017 10:00 PM (3myMJ)

16
Was this a message to.....














the Norks?

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at April 06, 2017 10:00 PM (4fzLM)

17 What is that gif from?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 06, 2017 10:00 PM (LTHVh)

18 No way could Lena Dunham turn any man gay. For me that would require being forced to rim Janet Napolitano. Compared to Napolitano, I find Lena quite cuddly.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 10:00 PM (vRcUp)

19 Anyone who had Trump starts WWIII on Day 76 of his term, collect your winning.

And we mean SOON.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 10:00 PM (PqqkK)

20 Think the little fat boy might calm down just a tad now?

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 06, 2017 10:01 PM (CNHr1)

21 Time to kick some Muzzie Butt.

Bomb them into the stone age!

Posted by: ALH at April 06, 2017 10:01 PM (Z56vq)

22 50 Tomahawks x 1,000 pound payload =


a fuck tonne of boom in Syria




BOOM !

Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 10:01 PM (6f2eJ)

23 Willowed from the last thread:

Right now, it sucks to be DJT.

/we should all probably add him to our prayers.

Posted by: shibumi at April 06, 2017 10:02 PM (NDivk)

24 No tornadoes here either but man has it been windy all day. Tried to walk before 4pm and was nearly pushed across the road.

Posted by: Big V at April 06, 2017 10:02 PM (ep6C/)

25 Anyone who had Trump starts WWIII on Day 76 of his term, collect your winning.

And we mean SOON.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 10:00 PM (PqqkK)

Oh please

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:02 PM (SjImc)

26 Striking the airbase suspected to be the culprit in the attack seems like the best choice, Trump isnt fucking around here.

Wonder how many thought he'd just stomp his feet and draw another line like Obumfuckweenie always did.

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at April 06, 2017 10:02 PM (H5g3t)

27 So Russia was notified ahead of time.

And they did not warn Assad.

and no Russians were harmed in this event.

Nor were any Russian aircraft present at the attacked base.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 06, 2017 10:03 PM (J+eG2)

28 Got all the airplanes. But then I'm a nerd that way.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 06, 2017 10:03 PM (NqZ29)

29 PDT is not leading from behind in Syria. Good. But [poor Rachel Maddow appears to be undecided whether to show a concerned/questioning look or to just begin crying for some reason. (Her brain may simply be overloaded trying to come up a way to tell her audience how Putin blackmailed PDT into attacking a Russian ally.)

Posted by: Gref at April 06, 2017 10:03 PM (AMIL/)

30 I often wonder if Leftists ever stop to realize that this society we
live in, the Western world that allows them to luxury to dissent in
peace, is not the human norm.


no, of course not, they long for the days when the few dictated to the many. Leftists don't realize that they won't be among the few who rule, although they might end up like Ernst Rohm.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 06, 2017 10:03 PM (b7fwp)

31 That was...quick.

Obama would still be stuttering.

Posted by: Meremortal..redlined yoiks at April 06, 2017 10:03 PM (3myMJ)

32 Anglers if that "Polite requests" is not a fishing term I prefer to stay naive.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 06, 2017 10:03 PM (eASYU)

33 I don't know what to think of the whole launching missiles at Syria thing. Not sure what's goin' down over there, but I know I trust NOONE who's involved...

Posted by: The Lonebadger at April 06, 2017 10:03 PM (5leUT)

34 Bomb them into the stone age!

---

I have 37 firecrackers and a sparkler

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 10:03 PM (PqqkK)

35 ...but honestly, your time would be better spent washing a cat.

Something said by someone who has never washed a cat.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 06, 2017 10:03 PM (wTwJ2)

36 Anyone who had Trump starts WWIII on Day 76 of his term, collect your winning.
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Meh.

Not WWIII.

Just more "we'll show the world we are involved in the Middle East" style posturing.

/CNN reports kindergartens, day care centers and milk factories hardest hit!

Posted by: shibumi at April 06, 2017 10:04 PM (NDivk)

37 So Russia was notified ahead of time.

And they did not warn Assad.

and no Russians were harmed in this event.

Nor were any Russian aircraft present at the attacked base.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 06, 2017 10:03 PM (J+eG2)

It was a syrian airbase. The Ruskies have their own airbases in Syria only for their use. Idiots they are not.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:04 PM (SjImc)

38 Oh please
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:02 PM (SjImc)

----

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 10:04 PM (PqqkK)

39
You know what's nice?

The dooshbag liar megan kelly is not on the airwaves.

By the time she's back on tv, her "shine" will have long worn off. She will have no audience.

Posted by: iSoothsayer at April 06, 2017 10:04 PM (4fzLM)

40 First we have the Nuclear thingy in the Senate and now this.

Go TEAM!

Posted by: ALH at April 06, 2017 10:04 PM (Z56vq)

41 Numbers-wise, how does this bombing compare to Bubba's aspirin factory annihilation?

Posted by: davidt at April 06, 2017 10:04 PM (XoldI)

42 It seems to be confirmed that Putin knew ahead of time. Boy.. to be a fly on the wall during THAT conversation.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 06, 2017 10:05 PM (CNHr1)

43 that skiing vid was by a chick
alexys gabrielle


Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 10:05 PM (6f2eJ)

44 So Russia was notified ahead of time.

----

I hope it was "Hey Vlad....DUCK"

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 10:05 PM (PqqkK)

45 "Numbers-wise, how does this bombing compare to Bubba's aspirin factory annihilation? "

No aspirin were injured in this attack today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 06, 2017 10:05 PM (J+eG2)

46 On the bright side, I think extending my age waiver just got easier.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:05 PM (SjImc)

47 I hope it was "Hey Vlad....DUCK"
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 10:05 PM (PqqkK)

Now that's the spirit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:06 PM (SjImc)

48 Shep f'in Smith ----a real projection of American strength....by Chicago Jesus standards.

Shep is the voice of snark,defeat and contempt.

His voice simply does not fit the events of this moment.

Posted by: 'Cold Civil War'. That seems apt. at April 06, 2017 10:06 PM (oBuXO)

49 Prayers up to all our guys over there, and all our good guys in DC.

I sure hope our intel is accurate that Assad did this.

I would rather we had just popped him in his bed one night.

Posted by: Pam at April 06, 2017 10:06 PM (cF0hS)

50 So Hills is blaming anyone and everyone eh.
It's time she shut the fu*k up. History has passed you by bitch and America is moving forward. These are serious times with real adults in charge, and there is no video to blame for fu*king up.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 06, 2017 10:06 PM (NqZ29)

51 This isn't a war, it's a tit for tat response, something the world hasn't been used to seeing in at least 8 years, after being so used to watching Obama waving his 2 inch dildo strapon around.

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at April 06, 2017 10:06 PM (H5g3t)

52 The drawing of the long-haired creature with boobs grabbing its own penis has triggered me.


Should.NOT.have.followed.that.link.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 06, 2017 10:07 PM (tHwdc)

53 Heh, love Tex and the Shapiro and the dead hookers. The ski trip gave me the willies.

Posted by: Infidel at April 06, 2017 10:07 PM (uKRys)

54 Well heck, I didn't make the first 20. Did we bomb some Syrians.

Interesting.

Posted by: Farmer at April 06, 2017 10:07 PM (o/90i)

55 Yep, I can calm myself down good now. Trump and Putin consulted on this. Or our people talked to his people. Probably both.

I think these two can get along. They made some sort of deal. Come to think of, I heard on the radio driving into town some comment some Russian official said. I can't remember what, but it sounded like, well, in hindsight, that they might have been dealing with us on this Syria shit.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 06, 2017 10:07 PM (aKqWT)

56 I would rather we had just popped him in his bed one night.
Posted by: Pam at April 06, 2017 10:06 PM (cF0hS)

Me thinkith he is not sleeping to much tonight and if he is it is in some hole in the ground and that he switches every 2 hours...pleasant dreams DR

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:08 PM (SjImc)

57 Holy carp you are the only ever person I have ever run into that gets this!

Iraq used WMD on the US in the Gulf War, and they were behind the anthrax attacks.

That is why Saddam had to go. Because he knew that using WMD wasn't a death sentence.
Posted by: blaster at April 06, 2017 09:57 PM (HV1LS)


Carried over from the last thread...

My late maternal uncle passed away two years ago; he was in the Army and did three tours in Vietnam (hated the Democrats for what they did) and was in Iraq during the Gulf War. He passed away from complications due to the effects of whatever it was that Saddam used on the US troops. He always said Bush I made a mistake...he should've had Saddam removed then. Oh...and he absolutely no respect for Colin Powell.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:08 PM (S/qwI)

58 Thanks Weirddave, excellent thing on the airliner barrel roll, I remember that. And the aircraft quiz - yes I think Anna Puma might ace the exam, sort of afraid at how poorly I'll do.


So are we cleared to discuss you-know-what on this ONT - given the timing - or is it strictly odd topics that come up, plus motorhead tech stuff and romantic challenges?

Posted by: rhomboid at April 06, 2017 10:08 PM (+wjl1)

59 A $100M down payment. Let's pray we bought something nice.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 06, 2017 10:08 PM (LTHVh)

60 he should've had Saddam removed then. Oh...and he absolutely no respect for Colin Powell.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:08 PM (S/qwI)

Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:09 PM (SjImc)

61 Oh...and he absolutely no respect for Colin Powell.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:08 PM (S/qwI)


Sigh...should read "Oh...and he absolutely had no respect for Colin Powell."

Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:09 PM (S/qwI)

62 Part of the problem is that we can't even fcuking believe what we hear on the news any more.

Makes things worse when shit hits the fan.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 06, 2017 10:09 PM (8iiMU)

63 FOOK !

Did they really bump Tucker Carlson tonight?


really?

the dude who is killin it

Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 10:10 PM (6f2eJ)

64 Peter Brannen, The Ends of the World:

"In Chicxulub the asteroid instantaneously put a hole in the ground more than 20 miles deep - deep enough, astoundingly, to puncture the earth's mantle - and stretching more than 60 miles wide. Over the next few unimaginable seconds, the earth behaved like the surface of a pond after a rock has been thrown in: complex peaks and ripples resonated throughout the Yucatan before being frozen in place as crazy, ready-made mountain ridges that would have loomed over the crater floor as high as the Himalayas."

http://tinyurl.com/ldfvato

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 10:10 PM (6FqZa)

65 I couldn't watch that Twatter video. Twatter is now hiding "sensitive" content, giving you warnings. They think that guy's feed is porn or something.

Anyway, you have to log in, and create an account to be able to see this, apparently. And I'm not doing that.

I'd noticed this before. I mean, not like I'm looking at some of my favorite little super-slut "educational video" "actresses" or anything like that, and thus discovered this annoyance.

I mean, like a friend told me.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 06, 2017 10:10 PM (aKqWT)

66 The only video of Hillary I want to watch is her meltdown after 9:20 pm on November 8th.

Posted by: ALH at April 06, 2017 10:10 PM (Z56vq)

67 I coulda been a contender, but I consumed the rich and gelantenous content.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 06, 2017 10:10 PM (DMUuz)

68 Part of the problem is that we can't even fcuking believe what we hear on the news any more. Makes things worse when shit hits the fan.

*****************************

I heard the Onion is has been a lot more accurate these days.

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at April 06, 2017 10:10 PM (H5g3t)

69 Must be a hot night in Tahiti

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:11 PM (SjImc)

70 That airplane quiz, don't feel too bad everyone. Only got 47 out of 48 right.

Some via process of elimination did I get right. The FW-190 is a bit problematic since that is a Dora with a Jumo 213 engine and not a similar looking Ta-152. Luckily Ta-152 was not one of the other possible answers.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 06, 2017 10:11 PM (euzDN)

71 Anyone up for a steaming heap of SUCK IT topped with a yummy dollop of schadenfreudelicious sauce? Target's CEO finally admits the bathroom boycott is killing 'em:

Target CEO Brian Cornell never approved the post and found out about it only after it was published, according to The Wall Street Journal.

He later told colleagues that he wouldn't have approved the decision to "flaunt" the policy and that the backlash was "self-inflicted," The Journal reported.

The boycott cost the company millions in lost sales and added expenses. Shopper traffic and same-store sales started sliding for the first time in years after the blog post, and the company was forced to spend $20 million installing single-occupancy bathrooms in all its stores to give critics of the policy more privacy.


They thought it would blow over. It didn't.

http://tinyurl.com/mawqw5g

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 06, 2017 10:11 PM (JZdsf)

72
that skiing vid was by a chick

alexys gabrielle

Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 10:05 PM (6f2eJ)

And she's hot!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 06, 2017 10:11 PM (rF0hx)

73 not sure which is more dangerous, jumping over the helicopter of jumping into the tunnel.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:11 PM (cPsPa)

74 Shapiro did some masterful trolling on teh Dunham. I cuold read that kind of snark all day.

Posted by: Infidel at April 06, 2017 10:11 PM (uKRys)

75 I think these two can get along. They made some sort of deal. Come to think of, I heard on the radio driving into town some comment some Russian official said. I can't remember what, but it sounded like, well, in hindsight, that they might have been dealing with us on this Syria shit. Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 06, 2017 10:07 PM
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Strangely enough, I've never worried about Trump and Putin. I think they both want to get along, and they should, since they are both alpha males and have a lot in common.

I'm more worried about (in no particular order): Obama, Soros, the Democrats, Rice, the intelligence community and the GOPe. I think all of those entities have a bigger chance of harming Trump than Putin.

Posted by: shibumi at April 06, 2017 10:12 PM (NDivk)

76 On the twitter thread I just noted, which one would THINK would put things into perspective, one Karen James wrote 'Election 2016 is on par though.'

On par with fucking Chicxulub. Get *over* yourselves.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 10:12 PM (6FqZa)

77 loons on MSNBC trying to figure out what to make of all this. Nick Kristof saying he was talking to Hillary just today and she said she would have done the same thing.

best reason to think that Trump did the wrong thing or Kristof is full of crap.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 06, 2017 10:12 PM (b7fwp)

78 Has anyone peeked at CNN to MSNBC? They must be out of their minds

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:12 PM (SjImc)

79 It sounds like we have just closed the airbase for a while.

Rueters: hit the airstrip, aircraft and fuel stations

Have our Lefty friends started stabbing themselves in the eyeballs with icepicks yet?

Posted by: Meremortal..redlined yoiks at April 06, 2017 10:12 PM (3myMJ)

80 Target?

Shoot them.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 06, 2017 10:12 PM (lcylG)

81
Target Canada was a huge bust for Target.

It completely collapsed.
You'd think they'd appreciate their customers in the US more.

Posted by: iSoothsayer at April 06, 2017 10:12 PM (4fzLM)

82 Blue dress cummer sock off.

But was it a dress or a sock?


Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:13 PM (lcylG)

83 Bet PDT sleeps like a baby tonight

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:13 PM (SjImc)

84 Hey everybody.

"Please don't leave dead hookers in our bathroom."

I once visited a gas station in restroom in downtown LA that was so dank, a hooker corpse could only have improved it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 10:13 PM (qazQh)

85 Supercuts is really doing a good job on Maddow, by the way. Either that or she knows Edward Scissorhands.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 06, 2017 10:13 PM (b7fwp)

86 Oh, looks like we're cleared on that topic.


Yep the russkis were advised via the "deconfliction" operation we've had with them for some time, specifically to avoid unpleasant occurrences in Syria.


Imagine Israel got a heads-up, too.


50 Tomahawks? That's a pretty robust door-knock on a single airfield. Haven't seen what type they were - mix of big-boomers and runway-disabling versions? In any case, I think we're looking at a Tomahawk shortage anyway - this sort of thing should remind everyone of that. Are there any follow-on programs yet putting out replacements?


But I'm sort of "meh" on the whole thing. Best thing about it may be establishing Trump's seriousness. Fairly harmless way to do that.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (+wjl1)

87 Aftermath imagery ---can't wait

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (SjImc)

88 RIP Don Rickles. What a guy. Would have loved to meet him.

They say he only insulted you if he liked you... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (qazQh)

89
Did they really bump Tucker Carlson tonight?
really?
the dude who is killin it
Posted by: Original Jake


Trump killin it tonight.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (IqV8l)

90 The CEO of Target can eat a bag of dicks. Serves him right.

Posted by: Infidel at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (uKRys)

91 You cant hug people with nuclear arms!

Oh wait, the cooling tower in that .gif actually could hug someone.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (jlSRZ)

92 - I did like the name of this paper though - "Survival in the first hours of the Cenozoic"

Oops, looks like a whole geological era just started, better go consult with the missus over the weekend's 'honeydew' list

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (6FqZa)

93 Fairly harmless way to do that.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (+wjl1)

exactly.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (SjImc)

94 I got bored with the aircraft quiz at 30. I had missed 3 at that point, all French.

I don';t know what that says about me.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 06, 2017 10:15 PM (LTHVh)

95 I got 38 out of 48 on the WWII fighter quiz. It was mostly the obscure Eastern European planed that tripped me up.

Posted by: rickl at April 06, 2017 10:15 PM (sdi6R)

96 Supercuts is really doing a good job on Maddow, by the way. Either that or she knows Edward Scissorhands.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken


FLOWBEE ( tm )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 06, 2017 10:15 PM (GgzGa)

97 planes, not planed

Posted by: rickl at April 06, 2017 10:16 PM (sdi6R)

98 Is 50 overkill? Or do they want to find out if how many made it through the Russian defenses and then recalibrate?

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:16 PM (lcylG)

99 The Dems are pretty much de-fanged on attacking PDT for attacking Syria: Nick Kristof/NYT just said on MSNBC that today he interviewed Hillary! and she said the right thing to do is attack Syrian airbases and aircraft.

Posted by: Gref at April 06, 2017 10:16 PM (AMIL/)

100 Target, Starbucks, Pepsi.

Stupid is as Stupid Does.

Posted by: ALH at April 06, 2017 10:16 PM (Z56vq)

101 Stick a bork in Sweden, it's done.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 06, 2017 10:16 PM (0mRoj)

102 WeirdDave, interesting that you chose to share a video from Alexys Gabrielle.

Not only is she beautiful (sigh), she was the original hostess of the stand-up comedy show "Laughs" before getting replaced by the funny, but not as good looking, Taylor Tomlinson. Alas, the show also went full SJW after Alexys left.

Also, I've subscribed to her Twitter feed for some time. She turns out to be a devout Catholic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 10:16 PM (qazQh)

103 Was shocked that the quiz did not have the P-75 or an F-15.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 06, 2017 10:16 PM (euzDN)

104
Don Adams is dead?

Posted by: iSoothsayer at April 06, 2017 10:17 PM (4fzLM)

105 Fairly harmless way to do that.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (+wjl1)

I am glad that we didn't use planes.

The risk, however remote, of a pilot being lost is not worth the message.

I have had a sea change recently. American lives are not worth wasting on muzzie fanatics. Artillery, missiles, and anything low-risk is fine. Maybe some B-52 flights...they are still robust.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 06, 2017 10:17 PM (rF0hx)

106 and the skiing chick is married

done twitter stocking

Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 10:17 PM (6f2eJ)

107 I hope Trump tells the Russkies to evac and nukes the whole damn place.

Which is why I should never be Preznit.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 06, 2017 10:17 PM (hMwEB)

108 I failed the WWII plane quiz. But I aced the GRE vocabulary test.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:17 PM (lcylG)

109 Stick a bork in Sweden, it's done.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 06, 2017 10:16 PM (0mRoj)

Kinda makes me sad that I'll never be able to return.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 06, 2017 10:17 PM (tHwdc)

110 I made it to plane #20 before realizing that I have to get some shuteye. I knew the famous ones like the Mitsubishi Zero, the Grumman Wildcat, and the Focke-Wulf. Others I just tried to guess from their symbol if they had one.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at April 06, 2017 10:17 PM (Zd2ZF)

111 What I love best is that PDT essentially just told the UN and the Security Council to fund sand. LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:18 PM (SjImc)

112 On the bright side, I think extending my age waiver just got easier.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:05 PM (SjImc)


Hey Nevergiveup. Question...how is the Navy Reserves? How long have you been in? I keep receiving calls to join; I was in for nine years and then got out. I have been out for a long time, but I do miss serving. If I did go back in (as a Reservist), I would go in a different rate. Anyway, would appreciate your thoughts.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:18 PM (S/qwI)

113 and now Dem Rep Himes from CT (on MSNBC) pretty clearly implying that Trump should have gotten permission from Congress, although he mentioned removing Khjaddajiy might have been a mistake.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 06, 2017 10:18 PM (b7fwp)

114 That's pound sand, but I am sure you all got that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:19 PM (SjImc)

115 Target, Starbucks, Pepsi.



Stupid is as Stupid Does.

Posted by: ALH at April 06, 2017 10:16 PM (Z56vq)

Speaking of which, Starbucks has ads for 2 supervisors and 4 baristas locally. I have no idea how to do either in such an establishment.

Posted by: Infidel at April 06, 2017 10:19 PM (uKRys)

116
Rush explained it: the people doing all the ad-buys for these big companies are young stupid leftist women.

That's why, despite the ratings, big companies spend big $$ buying ad-time on msnbc and SNL while the higher-rated Fox News get's it's crappy ad-revenue from adult diaper peddlers and My Pillow.

Posted by: iSoothsayer at April 06, 2017 10:19 PM (4fzLM)

117 funding sand is what got us into this mess

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 10:19 PM (6FqZa)

118 >>>50 Tomahawks x 1,000 pound payload =

a fuck tonne of boom in Syria

BOOM !
Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 10:01 PM (6f2eJ)<<<



Big badda boom.

Posted by: Leeloo Dallas Multipass at April 06, 2017 10:20 PM (jlSRZ)

119 the hill was defeated nick
you best move on

Posted by: concrete girl at April 06, 2017 10:20 PM (eQSM0)

120 Who else is Catholic and you never see her anymore?

Claire Robinson.

She looks like she could be Ioan Gruffudd's sister

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:20 PM (lcylG)

121
Don Adams is dead?
Posted by: iSoothsayer


And loving it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2017 10:20 PM (IqV8l)

122 >>I have had a sea change recently. American lives are not worth wasting on muzzie fanatics. Artillery, missiles, and anything low-risk is fine. Maybe some B-52 flights...they are still robust.

Hopefully, between this and Trump being able to motivate the Arab states to get off their asses and do the ground work, it will be enough.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 06, 2017 10:21 PM (/tuJf)

123 50 Tomahawks? That's a pretty robust door-knock on a single airfield. Haven't seen what type they were - mix of big-boomers and runway-disabling versions? In any case, I think we're looking at a Tomahawk shortage anyway - this sort of thing should remind everyone of that. Are there any follow-on programs yet putting out replacements?


But I'm sort of "meh" on the whole thing. Best thing about it may be establishing Trump's seriousness. Fairly harmless way to do that.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (+wjl1)


It was my understanding that Obama signed the "death certificate" on the Tomahawk program.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:21 PM (S/qwI)

124 Hey Nevergiveup. Question...how is the Navy Reserves? How long have you been in? I keep receiving calls to join; I was in for nine years and then got out. I have been out for a long time, but I do miss serving. If I did go back in (as a Reservist), I would go in a different rate. Anyway, would appreciate your thoughts.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:18 PM (S/qwI)

Well I have been in 9 years. But I am an Officer. What was your MOS? I love being in, but I am not the typical Reservist. I am in Uniform over 120 days a year.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:21 PM (SjImc)

125

44 out of 48 on the aircraft. With some of them is was a process of elimination... "I know it's not an X, Y, or Z, so that leaves one option".

Posted by: otho at April 06, 2017 10:21 PM (lmIoG)

126 Russia can sell more aircraft to Syria so it's a win win.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at April 06, 2017 10:21 PM (dKiJG)

127 Trump being able to motivate the Arab states to get off their asses and do the ground work, it will be enough.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 06, 2017 10:21 PM (/tuJf)

I would not bet the house on that one

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:22 PM (SjImc)

128 Barbara Feldon, the one and only 99, is still alive. Best secret agent babe ever.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 06, 2017 10:22 PM (aKqWT)

129 Something else about this, Trump obviously knew yesterday that the strike was on for today. Don't know how much more lead time there was, but...

No leaks.

That is very good news.

Posted by: Meremortal..redlined yoks at April 06, 2017 10:22 PM (3myMJ)

130
So far I'm the first to say this was a message to North Korea moreso than piddly Assad.

Posted by: iSoothsayer at April 06, 2017 10:23 PM (4fzLM)

131 Amazed to see that article about the Target boycott having an effect. Weren't we told just the opposite?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2017 10:23 PM (IqV8l)

132 Those Horde members 25 or younger may wish to visit the Ungdomsmottagning, located next to The Barrel.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 06, 2017 10:23 PM (DMUuz)

133 Sweden is like Germany is like France is like England. They don't want to reproduce anymore. They are importing Muzzies to save their culture.


It won't work.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:23 PM (lcylG)

134 Should.NOT.have.followed.that.link.

I gave you the subject matter AND a NSFW warning, I dunno how much clearer I could have been.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 06, 2017 10:23 PM (QGamW)

135 U.S. To Lose $1.6B As Mexican Vacationers Choose Canada
And after Prime Minister Snowbama removed the visa restrictions, they're all going to be making phoney refugee claims when they get here.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 06, 2017 10:23 PM (nlbfN)

136 Tonight's festivities remind me of when Ronald Reagan almost got Khadafy with a missile through his bedroom window.

Got his attention, it did.

Posted by: ALH at April 06, 2017 10:23 PM (Z56vq)

137 It did tickle me the quiz had listed as a possible answer the B-32. Talk about a footnote in aviation history.

The Consolidated B-32 Dominator was the fallback plan in case the Boeing B-29 Superfortress failed. It fell to the crew of a B-32 to score the last aerial victory of WWII when the Dominators were tasked to performed a reconnaissance mission two days after Hirohito's speech.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 06, 2017 10:24 PM (euzDN)

138 Something else about this, Trump obviously knew yesterday that the strike was on for today. Don't know how much more lead time there was, but...

No leaks.

That is very good news.
Posted by: Meremortal..redlined yoks at April 06, 2017 10:22 PM (3myMJ)

Yes absolutely. They kept tight control on it and also, unlike Fredo, did not dither. Made a decision and acted on it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:24 PM (SjImc)

139
Something else about this, Trump obviously knew yesterday that the
strike was on for today. Don't know how much more lead time there was,
but...



No leaks.



That is very good news.
--

VERY good point. Didn't think of it.

Posted by: shibumi at April 06, 2017 10:24 PM (NDivk)

140 Barbara Feldon.

Like all sitcoms, it died when they got married.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:24 PM (lcylG)

141 I look forward to yet another full-fledged Jeffersonian Democracy rapidly emerging in the predominantly muslim Middle East. Our many past successes in such endeavors makes me think that it's good we still have an excess of "our" blood and treasure to dedicate to such a noble cause!

Just in case /s

Posted by: Concerned Hrothgar at April 06, 2017 10:24 PM (gwPgz)

142 From Rick Grennell on Twitter:

Obama's red line has been enforced by Donald Trump.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 06, 2017 10:25 PM (HiDrR)

143 No leaks is good.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 06, 2017 10:25 PM (hMwEB)

144 40 out of 48

I am filled with shame. Some of those are really hard though - lousy photographs, and a lot of really obscure ones.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 06, 2017 10:25 PM (bZ7mE)

145

All Your Base Are Belong To Us!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 06, 2017 10:26 PM (0mz2+)

146 >>I would not bet the house on that one

No, I wouldn't either. Still, both the Saudis and the UAE are doing some work in Yemen and Jordan is trying and so is Egypt, I wouldn't bet against Trump being able to build on that.

This was a message all across the Middle East and beyond that what the world has seen Trump do domestically he will do in foreign policy, he will act. I wouldn't undersell what this means.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 06, 2017 10:26 PM (/tuJf)

147 I hope its quick, end Assad, "take the oil", cross that off his list.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 06, 2017 10:26 PM (hMwEB)

148 Gee a real shame about all them broke MIGs.

Posted by: Israel at April 06, 2017 10:27 PM (SjImc)

149 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:24 PM (SjImc)

Yes, agreed.

Posted by: Meremortal..redlined yoks at April 06, 2017 10:27 PM (3myMJ)

150 Heh. Anna, my first thought was Ta-152 too, but as you said, not one of the choices.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 06, 2017 10:27 PM (QGamW)

151 BTW in case you missed it, free book on my blog today, SF, check it out

link in nic

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 06, 2017 10:27 PM (hMwEB)

152 I gave you the subject matter AND a NSFW warning, I dunno how much clearer I could have been.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 06, 2017 10:23 PM (QGamW)

Not blaming you, Dave. Just saying that it was all very disturbing. All. Not a normal pairing in the whole thing.

Apparently the world consists of freaks now.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 06, 2017 10:28 PM (tHwdc)

153 It's a real honest-to-god military airbase. Look at it on Google Earth. Fighter jet pads on the west, widely-spaced bomb bunkers on the east. Not a bunch of tents.

Posted by: gp at April 06, 2017 10:28 PM (mk9aG)

154 Jeff sessions should call on Comey and offer him Immunity.Comey was in the Susan rice loop with Huusein O. Comey is up to his eyeballs in this shitstorm you get Comey to talk, you roll up the whole crew

Posted by: excelsior 007 at April 06, 2017 10:28 PM (BpvWC)

155 No, I wouldn't either. Still, both the Saudis and the UAE are doing some work in Yemen and Jordan is trying and so is Egypt, I wouldn't bet against Trump being able to build on that.

This was a message all across the Middle East and beyond that what the world has seen Trump do domestically he will do in foreign policy, he will act. I wouldn't undersell what this means.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 06, 2017 10:26 PM (/tuJf)

Oh there is NO doubt that they react much differently to an America and an American President that actually LEADS

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:28 PM (SjImc)

156 Operation El Dorado Canyon was the strike against Libya in response to the terror attacks. We lost an F-111F crew from RAF Lakenheath on that mission to deliver GBU-15 death wishes to Gaddafi.

But the Colonel did get the message and pulled in his horns. One of the reasons why he lasted so long as despot. He was a dictator but not bat-sh1t insane like Idi Amin.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 06, 2017 10:28 PM (euzDN)

157 As a pretty affluent white guy in his 50's, I'm going to buy things from young black men salesmen? No I'm not. The key is I would never buy things from what these young black guys are trying to get me to buy.

But hey trending sure worked for Target's market cap so.....

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 06, 2017 10:28 PM (cOHS7)

158 Well I have been in 9 years. But I am an Officer. What was your MOS? I love being in, but I am not the typical Reservist. I am in Uniform over 120 days a year.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:21 PM (SjImc)


I was a spook...CTR. The field has changed so much since I was in. I am currently studying to become a registered nurse, so the recruiter suggested I could go in as an Officer. I am a certified EMT, working on becoming certified as a paramedic, so I could come in on the enlisted side as an HM, just to get myself in the door. Anyway, I told the recruiter I would think about it and let him know. I have heard from friends that have and/or getting ready to retire from active duty that the Navy has changed quite a bit into the "kinder and gentler" Navy.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:29 PM (S/qwI)

159 Hi, y'all.

I've got Shrieking Tantrum Throwing Titty Babies' first album on the original vinyl.

Or maybe that was Incredible String Band.

hm. Think I'll go up and read the post.

Posted by: mindful webworker - tonightish as it can be at April 06, 2017 10:29 PM (hGZJP)

160 109 Stick a bork in Sweden, it's done.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 06, 2017 10:16 PM (0mRoj)

Kinda makes me sad that I'll never be able to return.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 06, 2017 10:17 PM (tHwdc)

Are you of Swedish heritage?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 06, 2017 10:29 PM (0mRoj)

161 Tomahawk is cultural appropriation.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 06, 2017 10:29 PM (3hKC8)

162 I couldn't watch the fish thing because of some sort of Twitter sensitivity warning.

Posted by: disappointed at April 06, 2017 10:30 PM (DFy/C)

163 Well I guess I should share some disappointing news with the Literary Horde.

Got email from the Master Class folks. I am not one of the ten semi-finalists.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 06, 2017 10:30 PM (euzDN)

164 43 out of 48. Roundels helped a lot.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 06, 2017 10:30 PM (axaxF)

165

Trump Did Not Call Putin Before Launching Missiles At Syria

Jake Tapper:
Pentagon official tells @barbarastarcnn US military informed Russian military before strikes

Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday if a Russian solider was present at the airfield and killed during the strike, they were complicit by being there.

dailycaller

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 06, 2017 10:30 PM (0mz2+)

166 Ice cream on the fantail. 59 Tomahawks means seconds on ice cream.

Posted by: Maud'dib at April 06, 2017 10:30 PM (XUL61)

167 'Apparently the world consists of freaks now. '

To freak, or not to freak. That is freaking question.

Posted by: freaked at April 06, 2017 10:30 PM (BO/km)

168 So, if Samuel L Jackson offers you a choice between two pills?


Or decline both.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:31 PM (lcylG)

169 Russia can sell more aircraft to Syria so it's a win win.
And steamrollers with 20%-off asphalt.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 06, 2017 10:31 PM (nlbfN)

170 Sorry Anna

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 06, 2017 10:31 PM (hMwEB)

171 Reading and writing in English is a cultural appropriation.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:32 PM (lcylG)

172 'Apparently the world consists of freaks now. '

Everybody's normal until you get to know them.

Posted by: ALH at April 06, 2017 10:32 PM (Z56vq)

173 U.S. To Lose $1.6B As Mexican Vacationers Choose Canada
------------

Pfft. I 'lost' a lot more than that while I was Sec. of State. No one cared.

Posted by: Hillary at April 06, 2017 10:32 PM (ZO497)

174 Are you of Swedish heritage?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 06, 2017 10:29 PM (0mRoj)

No, but I was married to a Swede and lived there from '87-'96. Beautiful country. Now ruined forever.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 06, 2017 10:32 PM (tHwdc)

175
Bummer Anna. But I hear the Master Baiters class has some openings.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 06, 2017 10:32 PM (ODxAs)

176 So, if Samuel L Jackson offers you a choice between two pills?

That was Ving Rhames. Dumbass.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 10:33 PM (6FqZa)

177
They'd prefer that you leave the dead hookers by the bank of coffee makers, I'd guess...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 06, 2017 10:34 PM (v1g1+)

178 Anyone else experience that thing where you see a great link to send to your dad, but you can't, because he died. Sad face. He would have aced that airplane thing. This happens to me all the time. "Oh, there's a book I could get dad for Father's Day! Oh, shit..." Hard to get used to.

Posted by: kalneva at April 06, 2017 10:34 PM (vhW1R)

179 >>>U.S. To Lose $1.6B As Mexican Vacationers Choose Canada
And
after Prime Minister Snowbama removed the visa restrictions, they're
all going to be making phoney refugee claims when they get here.


Posted by: andycanuck at April 06, 2017 10:23 PM (nlbfN)<<<

We'll probably save 100 times that when those "vacationers" don't overstay their Visas, and don't go on our welfare system, and don't put their kids in our schools, and don't use our healthcare services, and don't commit other crimes, and don't end up in our jails, and...

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at April 06, 2017 10:34 PM (jlSRZ)

180 To freak, or not to freak. That is freaking question.

I'll pass, thank you.


Sorry to hear that Anna.

Posted by: Infidel at April 06, 2017 10:34 PM (uKRys)

181 Sorry to hear that, Anna.

Posted by: rickl at April 06, 2017 10:34 PM (sdi6R)

182 No, but I was married to a Swede and lived there from '87-'96. Beautiful country. Now ruined forever.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 06, 2017 10:32 PM (tHwdc)

I've seen pictures, and it is quite scenic. But with the Muslim invasion and official adoption and promotion of perversion, I wouldn't set foot in the place either.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 06, 2017 10:34 PM (0mRoj)

183 Thanks Voter Mom, learning experience it is. Just need to keep writing.

Working on what should be a short story or maybe a novella. So far about 1,200 words in.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 06, 2017 10:34 PM (euzDN)

184 That was not Ving Rhames in "Matrix" shithead.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:34 PM (lcylG)

185 'Apparently the world consists of freaks now. '

To freak, or not to freak. That is freaking question.
Posted by: freaked
------------

Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more

Posted by: Hillary at April 06, 2017 10:35 PM (ZO497)

186 I was a spook...CTR. The field has changed so much since I was in. I am currently studying to become a registered nurse, so the recruiter suggested I could go in as an Officer. I am a certified EMT, working on becoming certified as a paramedic, so I could come in on the enlisted side as an HM, just to get myself in the door. Anyway, I told the recruiter I would think about it and let him know. I have heard from friends that have and/or getting ready to retire from active duty that the Navy has changed quite a bit into the "kinder and gentler" Navy.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:29 PM (S/qwI)

Well things always change. As for you..you have options. Depends on how close you are to being a Nurse? Coming back in as an HM is of course possible but then you'd have to make that tricky change to an Officer after you get your degree. Do able of course but it can be a pain in the ass. Coming back in as a "SpooK" would pose the same issue. Do you speak Ruskie? One of my NC Officers just change his Designator because of his Language skills- Ukrainian, Russian, and Hebrew ( oh English also LOL). If I can be of any help let me know. I am not a recruiter but before I was Director of Training I was Director of Manpower and worked pretty close with the Medical Recruiters

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:35 PM (SjImc)

187 126 Russia can sell more aircraft to Syria so it's a win win.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at April 06, 2017 10:21 PM (dKiJG)

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

LOL....true....

Posted by: William Eaton at April 06, 2017 10:36 PM (MuTTO)

188 Things are looking Syriaous over there.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 06, 2017 10:36 PM (v5iqM)

189
But I'm sort of "meh" on the whole thing. Best thing about it may be establishing Trump's seriousness. Fairly harmless way to do that.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 06, 2017 10:14 PM (+wjl1)


It was my understanding that Obama signed the "death certificate" on the Tomahawk program.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06



don't think that happened. was discussed but think nothngi happened.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:36 PM (cPsPa)

190
173 U.S. To Lose $1.6B As Mexican Vacationers Choose Canada.


Arriba! Tim-Bits es muy bueno!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 06, 2017 10:36 PM (v1g1+)

191 Apparently I needed to add a wink or a sarc tag or something . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 10:36 PM (6FqZa)

192 I thought it was Vag Reams?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 06, 2017 10:37 PM (nlbfN)

193 Sweden is like Germany is like France is like England. They don't want to reproduce anymore. They are importing Muzzies to save their culture.

It won't work.

Posted by: JAS


What if they are doing it as a kind of suicidal self-flagellation? That'll work.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 10:37 PM (vRcUp)

194
I had to read that Swedish guide. That actually made me not to want to think about sex. For just a little bit.

As Miley said, not a single normal coupling depicted in the whole damn thing. And none of them looked Swedish at all.

What I found amusing was the mixture of clinical and slang/vulgar terms in the same sentences. That may be because of the language barrier -- English not being their native tongue. Bad choice of words there.

And note they had to get wheelchair sex in there. And gay wheelchair buggery at that. Proper mix of racial and ethnic. And a fat chick. Or "chick". They didn't have the nethers depicted with the fat thing.

ANd lots of chicks with dicks to properly deconstruct all our problematic gender norming.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 06, 2017 10:37 PM (aKqWT)

195 That was Morgan Freeman in The Matrix.

Posted by: davidt at April 06, 2017 10:37 PM (XoldI)

196 Have our Lefty friends started stabbing themselves in the eyeballs with icepicks yet?

Posted by: Meremortal..redlined yoiks at April 06, 2017 10:12 PM (3myMJ)

You give me hope...
that one day...
I can be...




KING!!!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 06, 2017 10:37 PM (z79tQ)

197
I DO like how President Trump does not hesitate to blame obama for all this. Heh.

The Fake News hates it, tho, which I also love.

Posted by: iSoothsayer at April 06, 2017 10:38 PM (4fzLM)

198 Sorry about the "How deep is the ocean" video. There is absolutely nothing sensitive or risqué about it, so I dunno what's up Twitter's ass. It's just an animated "whales go this deep, HMS Titanic is this deep" kinda thing.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 06, 2017 10:38 PM (QGamW)

199 126 Russia can sell more aircraft to Syria so it's a win win.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at April 06, 2017 10:21 PM (dKiJG)




syria is little short on cash these years. no one is selling them anything. anything they have imported since this started was a gift from russia.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:38 PM (cPsPa)

200 It was my understanding that Obama signed the "death certificate" on the Tomahawk program.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06



don't think that happened. was discussed but think nothngi happened.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:36 PM (cPsPa)


Fredo underfunded it and we have server shortfall of Missiles....as we have a server shortage of a lot of things including training

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:38 PM (SjImc)

201 I have a question. Is there any chance the Russians dropped a few chembombs, just to see what Trump would do.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 10:38 PM (PqqkK)

202
U.S. To Lose $1.6B As Mexican Vacationers Choose Canada.

Take off! To the Great White North!
Take off! It's a beauty way to go.
Take off! To the Great White North!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2017 10:38 PM (IqV8l)

203 @194

That's so wrong

Any chance we can get Trump to launch airstrikes on Sweden?

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 06, 2017 10:38 PM (hMwEB)

204 >>>U.S. To Lose $1.6B As Mexican Vacationers Choose Canada

That's an abuse of language.

It's not a vacation if you stay there permanently.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 10:38 PM (vRcUp)

205 Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more
Posted by: Hillary


I want to change my drawers
But I don't know what to do
So I leave it up to Huuuuma

Posted by: freaked at April 06, 2017 10:39 PM (BO/km)

206 I'm not thrilled with the missile strike. There's been no evidence presented so far that connects Assad to the attack. Every other gas attack blamed on Assad in the past has turned out to be the work of ISIS or various rebel groups.

We can't un-fire those missiles if we're wrong, and this was an act of war without a proper Congressional authorization.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 06, 2017 10:39 PM (X52ZZ)

207 That WW2 airplane quiz is such garbage, nice pic of the p51, and one of the German planes was completely covered by the text.

One of my liberal friends at the gig I did tonight was like "omg Kari come here. Did you hear? Did you hear yet? Did anyone tell you? Trump. Bombed. Syria. Get ready for WORLD WAR THREE"

I just told him straight up: we've been indiscriminately bombing brown people in Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Somalia and probably secretly many other countries without interruption since 2001. We funded ISIS. The chemical attack was almost certainly carried out by a globalist financial cartel to guarantee further conflict. Relax.

Posted by: phone of kari - certified sidebar at April 06, 2017 10:39 PM (NqQd6)

208 RMS, not HMS.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 06, 2017 10:39 PM (nlbfN)

209 Sweden is like Germany is like France is like England.

But I thought England was fighting back, a la Brexit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 10:39 PM (qazQh)

210 @201. You have a crafty mind. And so does Putin. It seems plausible.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 06, 2017 10:39 PM (hMwEB)

211 Too funny. We are all wrong.

Lawrence Fishburn.

LOL

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:39 PM (lcylG)

212 Something to note about the probable deconfliction with Russia: That should be a sign to Assad that maybe Russia doesn't fully have his back. He used those chemical weapons because he was feeling emboldened and thought Russia would protect him from any retaliation.

Posted by: gewa76 at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (B6OKy)

213 Russia giving russians planes to Syria is a win win for everyone...good target practice for the US and Israel. Ya know targets cost money also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (SjImc)

214 178 Anyone else experience that thing where you see a great link to send to your dad, but you can't, because he died. Sad face. He would have aced that airplane thing. This happens to me all the time. "Oh, there's a book I could get dad for Father's Day! Oh, shit..." Hard to get used to.
Posted by: kalneva at April 06, 2017 10:34 PM (vhW1R)

Yes, that happens to me quite often. I miss my father.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (YsN7f)

215 marco rubio is such a lightweight. who ever thought he was an expert on foreign affairs? I knew more about foreign affairs when I entered college than he does now.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (cPsPa)

216 Well things always change. As for you..you have options. Depends on how close you are to being a Nurse? Coming back in as an HM is of course possible but then you'd have to make that tricky change to an Officer after you get your degree. Do able of course but it can be a pain in the ass. Coming back in as a "SpooK" would pose the same issue. Do you speak Ruskie? One of my NC Officers just change his Designator because of his Language skills- Ukrainian, Russian, and Hebrew ( oh English also LOL). If I can be of any help let me know. I am not a recruiter but before I was Director of Training I was Director of Manpower and worked pretty close with the Medical Recruiters
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:35 PM (SjImc)


Thanks for your comments. I will make sure to reach out to you when the time comes. I am leaning towards waiting until I get my Nursing degree and then going in as an Officer. Again, thank you.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (S/qwI)

217

Si. Is muy cold.

Posted by: otho at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (lmIoG)

218 Be well, y'all.

Hillary Clinton will never be
president.

Posted by: Farmer at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (o/90i)

219 That was not Ving Rhames in "Matrix" shithead.

-
It was Bill Cosby.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (Nwg0u)

220 Marco Rubio is having a foam party tonight.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (P/kVC)

221
I'm willing to be that Barry was thankful that he was a long ways away from whatever pod Lena was swimming with that day.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (v1g1+)

222 Mister America
Walk on by
Your schools that do not teach
Mister America
Walk on by
The minds that won't be reached
Mister America
Try to hide
The emptiness that's you inside
When once you find that the way you lied
And all the corny tricks you tried
Will not forestall the rising tide of
Hungry freaks, Daddy . . .

They won't go
For no more
Great mid-western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren't afraid to say
What's on their minds
(The left-behinds of the Great Society)

Hungry freaks, Daddy . . .

Mister America
Walk on by
Your supermarket dream
Mister America
Walk on by
The liquor store supreme
Mister America
Try to hide
The product of your savage pride
The useful minds that it denied
The day you shrugged and stepped aside
You saw their clothes and then you cried:
THOSE HUNGRY FREAKS, DADDY!

They won't go
For no more
Great mid-western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren't afraid to say
What's on their minds
(The left-behinds of the Great Society)

Posted by: rickl at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (sdi6R)

223 It's not a vacation if you stay there permanently.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 10:38 PM (vRcUp)

It is if you get paid not to work.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 06, 2017 10:41 PM (hMwEB)

224 pushing out Assad would be the same as pushing out Kadaffai


and pushing out Quadaffy was a huge mistake by Samantha Power, Hillary and numb nutz

Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 10:41 PM (6f2eJ)

225 That was Morgan Freeman in The Matrix.

You're thinking of The Green Mile.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 06, 2017 10:41 PM (LTHVh)

226 That was not Ving Rhames in "Matrix" shithead.



Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:34 PM (lcylG)


Right. It was Samuel L. Jackson, amirite?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 06, 2017 10:41 PM (z79tQ)

227 Be well, y'all.

Hillary Clinton will never be
president.
Posted by: Farmer

Yes, but she talks to Nicholas Kristoff ALL THE TIME!

So he's got that going on.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at April 06, 2017 10:41 PM (S6Pax)

228 Cato : I agree, the missile strike was a dangerous move with a low reward:risk ratio. Many gas "attacks" in this area have turned out to be work-accidents from the jihad.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 10:41 PM (6FqZa)

229
But I thought England was fighting back, a la Brexit.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Probably too little too late.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2017 10:41 PM (IqV8l)

230 Anna Puma now you have more time to research bukkake

Posted by: Krakenboner at April 06, 2017 10:41 PM (GLIuP)

231
Flip Wilson was in "The Matrix". Bet your next paycheck on it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 06, 2017 10:42 PM (v1g1+)

232 I'm not thrilled with the missile strike. There's been no evidence presented so far that connects Assad to the attack. Every other gas attack blamed on Assad in the past has turned out to be the work of ISIS or various rebel groups.

We can't un-fire those missiles if we're wrong, and this was an act of war without a proper Congressional authorization.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 06, 2017 10:39 PM (X52ZZ)

You have to trust someone and for now I trust Mattis.
And from what they say, the radar tracks show the planes that launched the attack came from this base.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:42 PM (SjImc)

233 kari the Mustang is amusing from a technical standpoint.

That is a Mustang Mk III because it is in RAF service, hence not a P-51.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 06, 2017 10:42 PM (euzDN)

234 So, did Lawrence Fishburn go to the Ving Rhames school or the Samuel L. Jackson school?

It is so funny that we thought of the other two (or three) actors.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:42 PM (lcylG)

235 The Green Matrix

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2017 10:42 PM (IqV8l)

236 pushing out Assad would be the same as pushing out Kadaffai


and pushing out Quadaffy was a huge mistake by Samantha Power, Hillary and numb nutz
Posted by: Original Jake




pushing out moammar was the stupidest thing in the last 150 years.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:43 PM (cPsPa)

237 219 That was not Ving Rhames in "Matrix" shithead.

-
It was Bill Cosby.

----

take a nap Trinity

Posted by: Bill Cosby at April 06, 2017 10:43 PM (PqqkK)

238 You have to trust someone and for now I trust Mattis.

No. I don't have to trust anyone.

But you go right ahead.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 06, 2017 10:43 PM (fiGNd)

239
Love the collapsing cooling tower, BTW.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 06, 2017 10:43 PM (v1g1+)

240 229
But I thought England was fighting back, a la Brexit.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Probably too little too late.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2017 10:41 PM (IqV8l)

And Brexit does nothing about their home grown muslims.

Posted by: josephistan at April 06, 2017 10:43 PM (ANIFC)

241 Thanks for your comments. I will make sure to reach out to you when the time comes. I am leaning towards waiting until I get my Nursing degree and then going in as an Officer. Again, thank you.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:40 PM (S/qwI)

Any time. This new phase of my life has given me a new lease on life. I am loving it. Just ask CBD

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:43 PM (SjImc)

242 That wasn't Lawrence Fishburn in The Matrix, he was in Apocalisp now.

Posted by: davidt at April 06, 2017 10:43 PM (XoldI)

243 Oh, Trump has loosed the Mad Dog of war!

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 06, 2017 10:44 PM (hMwEB)

244 That wasn't Lawrence Fishburn in The Matrix, he was in Apocalisp now.

The boy could dance back then.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 06, 2017 10:44 PM (LTHVh)

245 missile strike. There's been no evidence presented so far that connects Assad to the attack. Every other gas attack blamed on Assad in the past has turned out to be the work of ISIS or various rebel groups.

We can't un-fire those missiles if we're wrong, and this was an act of war without a proper Congressional authorization.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 06, 2017 10:39 PM (X52ZZ)


Heard a quick blurb that at least 1 of 17 Intel agencies had it all on VHS.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 06, 2017 10:44 PM (P/kVC)

246 pushing out moammar was the stupidest thing in the last 150 years.
Posted by: yankeefifth


Actually, I would say the German General staff getting Lenin smuggled into Russia in 1917 to foment revolution and get Russia out of the Great War was probably the stupidest thing to happen in the last 150 years.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at April 06, 2017 10:45 PM (S6Pax)

247 Right. It was Samuel L. Jackson, amirite?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 06, 2017 10:41 PM (z79tQ)

---

but voiced by Cleavon Little

Posted by: Bill Cosby at April 06, 2017 10:45 PM (PqqkK)

248 Oh well back to writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 06, 2017 10:45 PM (euzDN)

249 That wasn't Lawrence Fishburn in The Matrix, he was in Apocalisp now.


Posted by: davidt
****

No. That was Ru Paul

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 06, 2017 10:45 PM (hVdx9)

250 Serious musing...I wonder what the Chicom President is thinking...not many Presidents would launch this strike on the first day of his visit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:45 PM (SjImc)

251 The boy could dance back then.


Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 06, 2017 10:44 PM


Yep. Mr. Clean loved The Stones.

Posted by: otho at April 06, 2017 10:45 PM (lmIoG)

252 >>This new phase of my life has given me a new lease on life. I am loving it. Just ask CBD

Is there something you two have to tell us?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 06, 2017 10:45 PM (/tuJf)

253

Leading From Behind, anyone??

Posted by: iSoothsayer at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (4fzLM)

254 219
That was not Ving Rhames in "Matrix" shithead.



-

It was Bill Cosby.


I'm pretty sure you're confusing The Matrix with Leonard Part 6. Easy to do; I've done it myself many times. It's the hot dogs.


Posted by: Anachronda at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (Oi5b2)

255 Where all the green wimmin at?

Posted by: Sheriff Kirk at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (IqV8l)

256 I find Lena quite cuddly.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

* * * * * * *

I typically don't judge a man by the women he finds attractive but you've crossed a line here......wait, I get it you're a cold bear, that makes total sense. Lena Dunham would make a cuddly ball before she's dinner. Thought I was talking to Steve.

Posted by: MSTisdale at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (g9d8D)

257 Any chance we can get Trump to launch airstrikes on Sweden?

Posted by: @votermom @vm


The no-go zones would make surgical airstrikes fairly easy.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (vRcUp)

258 missile strike. There's been no evidence presented so far that connects Assad to the attack. Every other gas attack blamed on Assad in the past has turned out to be the work of ISIS or various rebel groups.

We can't un-fire those missiles if we're wrong, and this was an act of war without a proper Congressional authorization.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April




no downside to this strike.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (cPsPa)

259 Fishburn is forgettable.

Too bad. I saw him in something when he was young. Good actor.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (lcylG)

260 ctually, I would say the German General staff getting Lenin smuggled into Russia in 1917 to foment revolution and get Russia out of the Great War was probably the stupidest thing to happen in the last 150 years.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at April 06, 2017 10:45 PM (S6Pax)

Hitler's little foray into Russia might be high on that list

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (SjImc)

261
No. That was Ru Paul.


With Charlie Sheen. Amirite?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (v1g1+)

262 Yep. Mr. Clean loved The Stones.

The light and space of Vietnam really did a number on his head.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (LTHVh)

263
Hannity must be reading my comments.

Posted by: iSoothsayer at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (4fzLM)

264
It was Bill Cosby.

I'm pretty sure you're confusing The Matrix with Leonard Part 6. Easy to do; I've done it myself many times. It's the hot dogs.


Posted by: Anachronda at Apri




well, the cosby thing makes sense, he did give neo pills.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:47 PM (cPsPa)

265 wait, I get it you're a cold bear, that makes total sense. Lena Dunham would make a cuddly ball before she's dinner. Thought I was talking to Steve.

----

Maybe Tauntaun survival cuddly

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 10:47 PM (PqqkK)

266 257 Any chance we can get Trump to launch airstrikes on Sweden?

Posted by: @votermom @vm

The no-go zones would make surgical airstrikes fairly easy.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (vRcUp)

Malmo should be the primary target.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at April 06, 2017 10:47 PM (0mRoj)

267 It was my understanding that Obama signed the "death certificate" on the Tomahawk program.
Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06



don't think that happened. was discussed but think nothngi happened.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:36 PM (cPsPa)

Obama and the navy tried to kill the program... Congress kept the funding going, and even increased it last year...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 10:47 PM (NgKpN)

268 Serious musing...I wonder what the Chicom President is thinking...not many Presidents would launch this strike on the first day of his visit

-
The Chicoms, the Norks, the Iranians, the Russkies, and ISIS were all watching.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 06, 2017 10:47 PM (Nwg0u)

269 Erev tov, fapperim [amp] fapperot!

41 on the aircraft quiz, many bad guesses on the less common types... I didn't take any of the hints

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 06, 2017 10:48 PM (kP16F)

270 welp if Trump finds out it was not Asad and some Jihadi group he just needs to drop about 25 MOAB's on their AO


Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 10:48 PM (6f2eJ)

271 Mmm. Hot wife.

Posted by: chicom president at April 06, 2017 10:48 PM (nlbfN)

272 ISIS is beheading a few Shia in celebration.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 06, 2017 10:48 PM (LTHVh)

273 265 wait, I get it you're a cold bear, that makes total sense. Lena Dunham would make a cuddly ball before she's dinner. Thought I was talking to Steve.

----

Maybe Tauntaun survival cuddly
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 10:47 PM (PqqkK)

And I thought she smelled bad on the outside!

Posted by: josephistan at April 06, 2017 10:48 PM (ANIFC)

274 No. That was Ru Paul.



With Charlie Sheen. Amirite?

Posted by: Krebs v Carno*****Andy Dick was in there somewhere too.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 06, 2017 10:48 PM (hVdx9)

275 Serious musing...I wonder what the Chicom President is thinking...not many Presidents would launch this strike on the first day of his visit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April




well, he just parked a fighter on one of his reclaimed scs islands.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:49 PM (cPsPa)

276 I'm pretty sure you're confusing The Matrix with Leonard Part 6. Easy to do; I've done it myself many times. It's the hot dogs.

----

You'd think that after Leonard Part 5 they would've given up.



Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 10:49 PM (PqqkK)

277

You have to trust someone and for now I trust Mattis.
And from what they say, the radar tracks show the planes that launched the attack came from this base.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:42 PM (SjImc)

Gas could have been a secondary effect.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 06, 2017 10:49 PM (P/kVC)

278 Right. It was Samuel L. Jackson, amirite?

Posted by: OneEyedJack


It was either John Lewis or Shaun King in blackface.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 10:49 PM (vRcUp)

279 The Chicoms, the Norks, the Iranians, the Russkies, and ISIS were all watching.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 06, 2017 10:47 PM (Nwg0u)

Peruvians are dancing in the streets, shooting pellet guns in the air.

Posted by: davidt at April 06, 2017 10:49 PM (XoldI)

280 Gas could have been a secondary effect.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 06, 2017 10:49 PM (P/kVC)


Oooh I had some of that last night.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:50 PM (SjImc)

281 Gas could have been a secondary effect.

That's what the Russians claimed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 06, 2017 10:50 PM (LTHVh)

282 , I would say the German General staff getting Lenin smuggled into Russia in 1917 to foment revolution and get Russia out of the Great War was probably the stupidest thing to happen in the last 150 years.

-
Seemed like a good idea at the time.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 06, 2017 10:50 PM (Nwg0u)

283 Obama and the navy tried to kill the program... Congress kept the funding going, and even increased it last year...
Posted by: Don Q




yeah, what he said.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:50 PM (cPsPa)

284 I am thinking that the Tomahawk missiles have not been improved upon in the past 20 years, when they could fly under the radar a 30 feet above the ground.



Not.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:50 PM (lcylG)

285 American food for dinner.
Shit. Now I'll still feel full two hours from now.

Posted by: chicom president at April 06, 2017 10:50 PM (nlbfN)

286 It is so funny that we thought of the other two (or three) actors.



Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:42 PM (lcylG)

It's possible that the commenters here are the smartest, most astute and certainly up to date on pop culture that you will find on the internet. Perhaps they may be pulling your leg and having fun doing it*

*I leave myself out of that well-praised group because I actually am a small m moron.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 06, 2017 10:50 PM (z79tQ)

287 would say the German General staff getting Lenin smuggled into Russia in 1917 to foment revolution and get Russia out of the Great War was probably the stupidest thing to happen in the last 150 years.

-
Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks




we're not done here yet.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:50 PM (cPsPa)

288 Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology


How most REALLY stupid ideas get started.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at April 06, 2017 10:50 PM (S6Pax)

289 Fishburn is forgettable.

Too bad. I saw him in something when he was young. Good actor.
Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (lcylG)


Good ole Larry, I mean Laurence Fishburne had the same issue as Danny Glover... they both portrayed wife beaters (Laurence Fishburne in What's Love Got To Do With It and Danny Glover in The Color Purple) and folks thought they were a little too authentic in those roles. Both have made statements about this issue over the years.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 10:51 PM (S/qwI)

290 How most REALLY stupid ideas get started.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at April 06, 2017 10:50 PM (S6Pax)

here hold my beer while I .......

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:51 PM (SjImc)

291 I'm thinking of having JAS's leg, which I now own, bronzed.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 10:52 PM (6FqZa)

292 >> Sorry about the "How deep is the ocean" video
>> There is absolutely nothing sensitive or risque

Oh, not problem, just making an observation, not a complaint to you about it. I think I saw the word "porn" in one of the guy's tweets near the top, and that's probably what set off the filter. Or maybe they have some sort of image filter that thought an elbow was a boob, as I remember a story about.

This is just a recent thing with Twitter too.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 06, 2017 10:52 PM (aKqWT)

293 Good evening all.

Someone entertain me.

Please.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 06, 2017 10:52 PM (fYyCT)

294 did Trump really send assad a telegram that said "that's one"?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:52 PM (cPsPa)

295 no downside to this strike.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:46 PM (cPsPa)

Except that the world will see this as another Bill Clinton Aspirin Factory strike.... enough to look tough... but that's it.

And President Trump just broke US Law, by directly attacking a UN member state, without either a declaration of War, or UN Security Council Resolution.... or even cover by act of Congress (War on Terror act only works if you somehow make Assad an Ally of the Taliban, when he is fighting against ISIS, which is an ally of the Taliban....)

He has just proven that he will continue the exact same type of policies we've had with Obama.... where we don't even follow our own laws.

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 10:53 PM (NgKpN)

296 288 Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology


How most REALLY stupid ideas get started.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at April 06, 2017 10:50 PM (S6Pax)

That and "Hold my beer."

Posted by: josephistan at April 06, 2017 10:53 PM (ANIFC)

297 Well I have been in 9 years. But I am an Officer. What was your MOS? I love being in, but I am not the typical Reservist. I am in Uniform over 120 days a year.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:21 PM (SjImc)


There has to be a dental joke somewhere

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 06, 2017 10:53 PM (voOPb)

298 Taking my first Uber to the Airport tomorrow AM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:53 PM (SjImc)

299 Trump: did you Xi that?

Posted by: The Jackhole at April 06, 2017 10:53 PM (dULJN)

300 terlit hobo,

as long as you are a good sport, OK.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2017 10:53 PM (lcylG)

301 would say the German General staff getting Lenin smuggled into Russia in 1917 to foment revolution and get Russia out of the Great War was probably the stupidest thing to happen in the last 150 years.

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hold my schnapps

Posted by: German General staff at April 06, 2017 10:53 PM (PqqkK)

302 I was reading some tributes to Don Rickles, and what I get from those tributes is that he was universally loved. Another is that you knew you'd made it big when Rickles insulted you.

What other comic would have gotten away with insulting Frank Sinatra and Johnny Carson!

I believe that he's up in Heaven now insulting God and He is enjoying a great laugh

Posted by: kbdabear at April 06, 2017 10:54 PM (AOrEZ)

303 Anyone else experience that thing where you see a great link to send to your dad, but you can't, because he died. Sad face. He would have aced that airplane thing. This happens to me all the time. "Oh, there's a book I could get dad for Father's Day! Oh, shit..." Hard to get used to.
Posted by: kalneva
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I recall sitting in a quad at school, and wondering if a building that I was looking at had been there when my father was at the same school. I thought to myself, "I'll have to remember to ask him".

In the next heartbeat, I realized that I couldn't, as he had passed away a year earlier.

Posted by: Hillary at April 06, 2017 10:54 PM (ZO497)

304 Well I have been in 9 years. But I am an Officer. What was your MOS? I love being in, but I am not the typical Reservist. I am in Uniform over 120 days a year.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:21 PM (SjImc)


There has to be a dental joke somewhere


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 06, 2017 10:53 PM (voOPb)

Has less to do with being a Dental Officer and more to be a paper pusher across a computer screen. And I tend to raise my hand a lot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:54 PM (SjImc)

305 I voted for Trump twice last year because I thought we would get something different than the usual DC imperial bullshit.

And tonight, the US military is launching airstrikes in defense of ISIS.

I hereby apologize for everything I ever said in support of the man.

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 10:54 PM (3Liv/)

306 We can't un-fire those missiles if we're wrong, and this was an act of war without a proper Congressional authorization.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 06, 2017 10:39 PM (X52ZZ)

We seem to have dispensed with the whole concept of even thinking about a Congressional Declaration of War before we begin committing troops, probably because it might bring some discredit upon members of Congress when they start sabotaging the results (like they did for Viet Nam and Iraq)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 10:41 PM (6FqZa)

I also wonder about the pictures. I don't think sane people go into an area that just had a chemical or nerve agent attack and start filming and handling casualties without taking significant biohazard precautions. From the discussions I heard, this wasn't the case here, so I think there may be some Blue Helmet shenanigans going on here

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 06, 2017 10:55 PM (gwPgz)

307 >> Leading From Behind, anyone??

Follow me. :wink: :wink:

Posted by: Hope Solo at April 06, 2017 10:55 PM (aKqWT)

308 Fundamental problem with Tomahawk is that it isn't capable of getting past peer-adversary terminal defenses any longer.

It's a really amazing 1970s weapons system.

Great for beating up on barely functioning failed states with decrepit militaries.

As with so much else in today's American defense sector, it's an exercise in eating really great tasting, awesomely flavorful seed corn.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 06, 2017 10:55 PM (noWW6)

309 Trump: Did you Xi that?
Hsu bet I did!

Posted by: chicom president at April 06, 2017 10:55 PM (nlbfN)

310 302 I was reading some tributes to Don Rickles, and what I get from those tributes is that he was universally loved. Another is that you knew you'd made it big when Rickles insulted you.

What other comic would have gotten away with insulting Frank Sinatra and Johnny Carson!

I believe that he's up in Heaven now insulting God and He is enjoying a great laugh

Posted by: kbdabear at April 06, 2017 10:54 PM (AOrEZ)

Saint Peter.... ya big hockey puck....

Posted by: Don Rickles, before the Pearly Gates at April 06, 2017 10:56 PM (NgKpN)

311 276
You'd think that after Leonard Part 5 they would've given up.

they still had hot dogs left.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 06, 2017 10:56 PM (Oi5b2)

312 Except that the world will see this as another Bill Clinton Aspirin Factory strike.... enough to look tough... but that's it.

And President Trump just broke US Law, by directly attacking a UN member state, without either a declaration of War, or UN Security Council Resolution.... or even cover by act of Congress (War on Terror act only works if you somehow make Assad an Ally of the Taliban, when he is fighting against ISIS, which is an ally of the Taliban....)

He has just proven that he will continue the exact same type of policies we've had with Obama.... where we don't even follow our own laws.
Posted by: Don Q




your aspirin strike analogy is nonsense.

he has the same authority that obama had to take action in syria.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:56 PM (cPsPa)

313 Taking my first Uber to the Airport tomorrow AM

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once you go Uber Black, you'll never go back.

FYI, you can call/text the driver with location hints which helps us out sometimes. Depends on what kind of location you are leaving from.

Posted by: German General staff at April 06, 2017 10:56 PM (PqqkK)

314 W went through both Congress and the UN, look what it got him from them.

Posted by: davidt at April 06, 2017 10:57 PM (XoldI)

315 Actually, I would say the German General staff getting Lenin smuggled into Russia in 1917 to foment revolution and get Russia out of the Great War was probably the stupidest thing to happen in the last 150 years.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at April 06, 2017 10:45 PM (S6Pax)



In fairness, one has to consider the situation at the time, and not evaluate it in retrospect.

At the time, it was not a stupid thing to do. No one could foresee what would happen. It's like stepping out of your house during a thunderstorm, and getting hit by lightning, versus adjusting the aerial on your roof at the same time.

The latter was foreseeably stupid, whereas the former was, with the information to hand at the time, perfectly reasonable.

I would argue that sending an agitator to a belligerent enemy in time of war was a reasonable thing to do, which in the short term worked as expected, albeit in the long term did not.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 06, 2017 10:57 PM (SRKgf)

316 299
Trump: did you Xi that?

Hey! The Chinese president goes to eleven!

Posted by: Nigel Tufner at April 06, 2017 10:57 PM (Oi5b2)

317 Serious musing...I wonder what the Chicom President is thinking...not many Presidents would launch this strike on the first day of his visit
Posted by: Nevergiveup


If it isn't a cartoon word ballow with a serious mess of hanzi translated to 'wtf,' then and only then has the Trumpducken failed.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 06, 2017 10:57 PM (GgzGa)

318 That WW2 airplane quiz was a good concept but poorly executed.

Posted by: Hobo with a laptop at April 06, 2017 10:58 PM (Dgce0)

319 Taking my first Uber to the Airport tomorrow AM

---

once you go Uber Black, you'll never go back.

FYI, you can call/text the driver with location hints which helps us out sometimes. Depends on what kind of location you are leaving from.
Posted by: German General staff at April 06, 2017 10:56 PM (PqqkK)

Serious question, do yu tip Uber drivers or is that included?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:58 PM (SjImc)

320 Ugh.
/Hillary sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2017 10:58 PM (ZO497)

321 And President Trump just broke US Law, by directly attacking a UN member
state, without either a declaration of War, or UN Security Council
Resolution.... or even cover by act of Congress (War on Terror act only
works if you somehow make Assad an Ally of the Taliban, when he is
fighting against ISIS, which is an ally of the Taliban....)
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Exactly.

It didn't even take him three whole months to be completely corrupted by DC.

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 10:59 PM (3Liv/)

322 Here's the Twitter video on YouTube, for those who can't view it:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UwVNkfCov1k

Posted by: Toni at April 06, 2017 10:59 PM (IOntn)

323 your aspirin strike analogy is nonsense.

he has the same authority that obama had to take action in syria.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:56 PM (cPsPa)

Yeah.... none.... except the war hawks in the GOP wanted him to hit Syria... there was no opposition with standing to sue over the blatant act of war.

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 10:59 PM (NgKpN)

324 Posted by: Anna Puma at April 06, 2017 10:30 PM (euzDN)

I was wondering how that turned out, sorry it didn't go your way.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 06, 2017 11:00 PM (EZebt)

325 321
It didn't even take [Trump] three whole months to be completely corrupted by DC.

I blame fluoridation.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 06, 2017 11:01 PM (Oi5b2)

326 Sorry if it's been covered while I was away at dinner.


Just glancing at the NYT account of the Syria festivities linked at D-Rudge.


Reminders of how/why the country is where it is. The article "reports" that the quick action by the US in this case


"sharply contrasted with the methodical scrutiny of the use of force by the Obama administration."


Yep, if I associate anything with the Obama administration - and its band of third-rate Beltway staffers in high national security positions - it's "methodical scrutiny" (which was never pointless dithering leading to bad decisions - put that right out of your mind).


Just to make sure the informed reader understands how pathetic the NYT has become, they go on to assert that Trump


"authorized the strike with no congressional approval for the use of force, an assertion of presidential authority that contrasts sharply with the protracted deliberations over the use of force by his predecessor"


WTF? Libya? Hello? Not needing authorization cuz a "NATO operation" (a comically idiotic rationale, it was)?


A "president" Obama is explainable when what was once a leading and important source of information on national stories has become this much a parody of journalism - and, as important, when they can do this and be taken seriously by so many people.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 06, 2017 11:01 PM (+wjl1)

327 Serious question, do yu tip Uber drivers or is that included?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:58 PM (SjImc)

======

Gotta tip Uber drivers in cash. The app does not allow it. The Lyft app does on the card you use for the ride.

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at April 06, 2017 11:01 PM (SNYxS)

328

Serious question, do yu tip Uber drivers or is that included?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:58 PM (SjImc)

You don't tip an Uber driver. Just make sure to give them a good rating if they gave you good service . You're app will prompt you when they drop you off.

Also, yes for Uber Black, but NO for Uber Pool!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at April 06, 2017 11:01 PM (oQQwD)

329 Serious question, do yu tip Uber drivers or is that included?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 10:58 PM (SjImc)

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It isn't required. I've got 4 tips in about 150 trips. Normally for above-and-beyond stuff.

Now if someone drives 20 minutes to get you and only hauls your carcass 3 miles, it'd be appreciated on top of the $5 fare (driver get $4)

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 11:02 PM (PqqkK)

330 321 And President Trump just broke US Law, by directly attacking a UN member state, without either a declaration of War, or UN Security Council Resolution.... or even cover by act of Congress (War on Terror act only works if you somehow make Assad an Ally of the Taliban, when he is fighting against ISIS, which is an ally of the Taliban....)
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Exactly.

It didn't even take him three whole months to be completely corrupted by DC.
Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 10:59 PM (3Liv/)


Fuck the UN.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 06, 2017 11:02 PM (SRKgf)

331 he has the same authority that obama had to take action in syria.
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So, none then.

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:02 PM (3Liv/)

332 So Libya was legal?

Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 11:02 PM (6f2eJ)

333 Posted by: Anna Puma at April 06, 2017 10:30 PM (euzDN)

Yo Anna, I think you are universally regarded as being "Master Class" here at AoS.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 06, 2017 11:02 PM (gwPgz)

334 another thing this strike did: made Putin look like a schmuck. He's got a domestic opposition now, which will feel emboldened. Which wouldn't be so bad, since Putin is an asshole who hasn't helped his economy, except that he's also got supporters and is ruthless.

Civil strife in Russia could get mad ugly.

I hope this works out well, but things like this rarely do. The Tsars were assholes too, and look what ousting them got us

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 11:02 PM (6FqZa)

335 I'm thinking he smoked a bunch of Iranians

Posted by: The Jackhole at April 06, 2017 11:02 PM (dULJN)

336 Also, yes for Uber Black, but NO for Uber Pool!
Posted by: RondinellaMamma at April 06, 2017 11:01 PM (oQQwD)

Got it thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:03 PM (SjImc)

337 Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 11:02 PM (PqqkK)

Thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:04 PM (SjImc)

338 330 321 And President Trump just broke US Law, by directly attacking a UN member state, without either a declaration of War, or UN Security Council Resolution.... or even cover by act of Congress (War on Terror act only works if you somehow make Assad an Ally of the Taliban, when he is fighting against ISIS, which is an ally of the Taliban....)
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Exactly.

It didn't even take him three whole months to be completely corrupted by DC.
Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 10:59 PM (3Liv/)

Fuck the UN.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 06, 2017 11:02 PM (SRKgf)

I'm all in on Fucking the UN.... but not US Law...

The executive was not supposed to be able to take us to War, on his own...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:04 PM (NgKpN)

339 U-Building - Word! Maybe it's Microsoft Office's offices. Not an Excel-ent idea for a building in any case but there'd be a great Outlook from the top-most, but hard-to-Access suites. I do believe I've Exchanged some PowerPoints with this comment.

Posted by: Eric Hoffer's Thumb at April 06, 2017 11:04 PM (e6aCv)

340 what time should I get you?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 11:04 PM (PqqkK)

341 The executive was not supposed to be able to take us to War, on his own...
Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:04 PM (NgKpN)

Except we are not at war

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:04 PM (SjImc)

342 Fishburn's acting is overdone. I like keepin it raw.

Posted by: Laurence Sushi at April 06, 2017 11:05 PM (vRcUp)

343 so we got peeps here stating that bombing moslems is wrong

those goat fuckers are savages

Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 11:05 PM (6f2eJ)

344 The executive was not supposed to be able to take us to War, on his own...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:04 PM (NgKpN)


That whole Declaration of War thing was so constraining!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 06, 2017 11:05 PM (gwPgz)

345 So: did Trump really inform Putin in advance, or are we retroactively all agreeing he did, so Putin doesn't look like a schmuck?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 11:05 PM (6FqZa)

346 what time should I get you?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 11:04 PM (PqqkK)

7 AM LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:05 PM (SjImc)

347 Fuck the UN.
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I don't really care about the UN, I just don't see why we're wasting taxpayer assets in order to make the world safer for ISIS.

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:05 PM (3Liv/)

348

War powers


In 1986 an American President saw a ME country was supporting terrorism, cozying up to Russia, and tormenting his people with human rights violations


That President sent missiles into the country to send a message

The president was Reagen, the Dictator was Quadaffi, and those missiles neutered him for 30 years

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:06 PM (9YJ4j)

349 your aspirin strike analogy is nonsense.



he has the same authority that obama had to take action in syria.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:56 PM (cPsPa)

Which was none.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 06, 2017 11:06 PM (FTXAT)

350 341
Except we are not at war

the weekend is young.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 06, 2017 11:06 PM (Oi5b2)

351 341 The executive was not supposed to be able to take us to War, on his own...
Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:04 PM (NgKpN)

Except we are not at war
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:04 PM (SjImc)

Tell that to the 1000 troops we have on the ground in Syria....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:06 PM (NgKpN)

352 So: did Trump really inform Putin in advance, or are we retroactively all agreeing he did, so Putin doesn't look like a schmuck?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 11:05 PM (6FqZa)

As someone said above, he called and yelled:

"Vlad DUCK"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:06 PM (SjImc)

353 Fuck the UN.
---
I don't really care about the UN, I just don't see why we're wasting taxpayer assets in order to make the world safer for ISIS.


Posted by: Methos
****

Perhaps this will prolong the conflict between them. Is that not good for us?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 06, 2017 11:06 PM (hVdx9)

354 116
Rush explained it: the people doing all the ad-buys for these big companies are young stupid leftist women.

That's why, despite the ratings, big companies spend big $$ buying ad-time on msnbc and SNL while the higher-rated Fox News get's it's crappy ad-revenue from adult diaper peddlers and My Pillow.
Posted by: iSoothsayer at April 06, 2017 10:19 PM (4fzLM)


It's not that they are leftists, it's that they "buy" their preferences.

Happened when I was in radio almost 30 years ago. One of the soft drink giants was having a big summer promotion along with a huge ad buy. There was no one in the market that should have gotten a penny of any of the buy but our station since we had 85% of the demo. The regional ad buyer said that the promotion should be going to us, and to beg us to take it. The local buyer? She decided to go with her favorite station that had about 8% of the demo. They got a $25K ad/promotion buy because the local buyer's favorite radio station was the one that didn't deliver the demo.

Turned out for the best for us. The band that they were partnering with for the promotion ended up losing all of their popularity right as the heavy promotion started, and we stopped playing all of their music. The other station? It was a band that their audience hated, HATED, and they heard ads for them every hour all summer long.

Regional buyer also made sure that we got the lion's share of the money after the summer promotion.

But yeah, I used to run into ad buyers that based all of their cost per unit basis on the ratings but would give the biggest buys to the stations that they liked to listen to.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 06, 2017 11:06 PM (1JnAL)

355 Except we are not at war

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:04 PM (SjImc)



My point exactly!

Posted by: Zombie Gavrilo Princip at April 06, 2017 11:07 PM (gwPgz)

356 Tell that to the 1000 troops we have on the ground in Syria....
Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:06 PM (NgKpN)

They were there before the missile attack

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:07 PM (SjImc)

357 Except we are not at war
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The exploding tomahawks disagree with you.

Any retaliation Assad or his allies make against us is now completely legitimate.

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:07 PM (3Liv/)

358 This is an act of war

But it isnt war yet. Its isnt regime change yet. It isnt nation building yet

Its a message

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:07 PM (9YJ4j)

359 My mother is in D.C tonight, at the Family Research Council event, or whatever the outfit Tony Perkins runs is called.

She went with one of her good friends, who is a big member and donor. Thinking of my mater went through, which I detailed here last year, that's amazing.

I'm a little worried she might fall or something, but all in all, I think she'll have fun, and her friend is just a young thing, in her 70s, and she can take care of my mother fine.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 06, 2017 11:08 PM (aKqWT)

360 I just don't see why we're wasting taxpayer assets in order to make the world safer for ISIS.
Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:05 PM (3Liv/)


It's not a binary choice

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:08 PM (SjImc)

361 347 Fuck the UN.
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I don't really care about the UN, I just don't see why we're wasting taxpayer assets in order to make the world safer for ISIS.
Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:05 PM (3Liv/)


I don't either, but that's a practical matter - whether or not we're wasting taxpayer assets - not a theoretical one.

For my part, I don't give a rat's ass about the UN. We need to deploy our taxpayer assets to greatest effect to advance American taxpayers' interests. Full stop.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 06, 2017 11:09 PM (SRKgf)

362 War powers





In 1986 an American President saw a ME country was supporting
terrorism, cozying up to Russia, and tormenting his people with human
rights violations





That President sent missiles into the country to send a message



The president was Reagen, the Dictator was Quadaffi, and those missiles neutered him for 30 years

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:06 PM (9YJ4j)

Reagan was responding to a direct attack on American soldiers in Berlin.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 06, 2017 11:09 PM (FTXAT)

363 Just rotating inventory

Posted by: The Jackhole at April 06, 2017 11:09 PM (dULJN)

364 BTW, that gas station said don't leave DEAD hookers in their bathroom. Severely injured or mortally wounded but alive hookers...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 06, 2017 11:10 PM (hVdx9)

365 Any retaliation Assad or his allies make against us is now completely legitimate.
Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:07 PM (3Liv/)



So ... you're arguing to vaporizing the whole fucking place?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 06, 2017 11:10 PM (SRKgf)

366 This is an act of war

But it isnt war yet. Its isnt regime change yet. It isnt nation building yet

Its a message
Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:07 PM (9YJ4j)

Except that the last administrations stated policy WAS regime change... and THEY put boots on the ground...

You don't get to take back a Casus Belli because you had an election... which is why the Executive is not supposed to be able to take us to war...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:10 PM (NgKpN)

367 Any retaliation Assad or his allies make against us is now completely legitimate.
Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:07 PM (3Liv/)

His Allies?

Let him try to attack our Military. Give a go joe

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:10 PM (SjImc)

368 Methos: the issue here is that Iran is already at war with us; they attacked the US embassy in Tehran, not to mention the attacks on the Marines in Beirut. They just had one of those charming "marg bar Amrika" rallies not long ago. So on that much, I don't worry.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 11:10 PM (6FqZa)

369 Yeah, this Syria discussion is a drag. I'm out. See you tomorrow, Horde.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 06, 2017 11:10 PM (tHwdc)

370 In 1986 an American President saw a ME country was supporting terrorism,
cozying up to Russia, and tormenting his people with human rights
violations
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In 2017, Assad is fighting against terrorists supported by the DC uniparty, so nothing in your comparison holds. Hell, Russia is on the morally superior side of this.

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:10 PM (3Liv/)

371 Its more like Libya in 1986 than Iraq in 2001

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:10 PM (9YJ4j)

372 your aspirin strike analogy is nonsense.

he has the same authority that obama had to take action in syria.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 10:56 PM (cPsPa)

Yeah.... none.... except the war hawks in the GOP wanted him to hit Syria... there was no opposition with standing to sue over the blatant act of war.
Posted by: Don Q




the question of his authority to go into syria is not clear cut but is debatable, people on both sides of the aisle have made the case for both.

but regarding you aspirin factory analogy, again, the matter of intent is very important. if Trump is sending the signal that this is a one and done then your analogy is correct. however, if he is sending the signal that this is a warning and it gets worse from here then it is different and useful.

besides all the local players respond well to strength and force. Trump may well get a good return on his single strike.

Not that I am especially in favor of any of his actions tonight, but simply condemning it is, well, simple.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:11 PM (cPsPa)

373 BTH, it was (plausibly) reported that the US informed the russkis via the "deconfliction" operation we established when Syria got more interesting (i.e. our forces got involved there). Of course this carried the risk of alerting the Syrians, but actually killing some russkis in Syria would be a baaad thing for us, so.


Tomahawks: oh of course they are older systems, but perfectly adequate for many situations (in fact, most situations we are likely to face), and thus, assuming they can be produced for less than their follow-ons, part of a sensible mix of ordnance choices. I thought they went out of production long ago, and we were running out of 'em.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 06, 2017 11:11 PM (nIGPZ)

374 Not Johnson. Johnston, with a T.

Posted by: musical mountaineer at April 06, 2017 11:11 PM (xkJYQ)

375 Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 06, 2017 10:48 PM (kP16F)

===

I saw Don Rickles in a small room in Vegas about 7 years ago. I laughed so hard I thought I might black out.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 06, 2017 11:11 PM (EZebt)

376 Except that the last administrations stated policy WAS regime change... and THEY put boots on the ground...

You don't get to take back a Casus Belli because you had an election... which is why the Executive is not supposed to be able to take us to war...
Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:10 PM (NgKpN)

The last admin's policy was all over the board like diarrhea...they were for regime change before they were against it. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:12 PM (SjImc)

377 Does it really matter who cashed the check for being in The Matrix, I mean they all look alike anyway, right?

Posted by: Troll so hard at April 06, 2017 11:12 PM (DkRXj)

378 Any retaliation Assad or his allies make against us is now completely legitimate.
Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:07 PM (3Liv/)



not likely the lesson he is going to take away from this.

russia said the other day that they are not unconditionally behind assad.

further, it sends a good message to the iranians and those in their sphere that the iranians are no guarantee of safety.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:13 PM (cPsPa)

379 Why 59 missiles? Did one abort?

Looks like export sales of Russian air defense crap will take a hit.

Posted by: Jean at April 06, 2017 11:14 PM (CLJ33)

380 >> did Trump really inform Putin in advance,
>> or are we retroactively all agreeing he did,

No doubt about it. The big danger would've been accidentally killing or just wounding some Russians there. That would've been a YUGE Incident. Mad Dog was absolutely not going to let that happen.

I'm sure Trump and Putin, and their people consulted. I'll bet they made some sort of deal. Note it didn't really leak, at least publicly.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 06, 2017 11:14 PM (aKqWT)

381 I drove for uber four days, up in Chicago.

I'd say tip them. the poor suckers are actually driving for free; they just haven't done the math.

Posted by: booknlass at April 06, 2017 11:14 PM (8mO0Q)

382 One of the qualities that Rickels had was that he occasionally would crack up while trying to be nasty and insulting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2017 11:14 PM (NBHj5)

383 It's not a binary choice
---
Those are the only options, as those are the only players in Syria. Assad will survive or ISIS (or some equivalent islam-based group) will take over.

And any of Assad's assets destroyed tonight are no longer available to kill jihadis.

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:14 PM (3Liv/)

384 Why 59 missiles? Did one abort?

Looks like export sales of Russian air defense crap will take a hit.
Posted by: Jean at April 06, 2017 11:14 PM (CLJ33)

Unofficially I heard one went of track an hit in the waters off Tahiti...to send a message..Honest to G-D

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:15 PM (SjImc)

385 Rumor has it Hezbollah was at the base

Thats Iran

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:15 PM (9YJ4j)

386 I thought they went out of production long ago, and we were running out of 'em.

Posted by: rhombo

You got to rotate your stock every so often ...

Posted by: Jean at April 06, 2017 11:15 PM (CLJ33)

387 I don't care for the airstrike against a Syrian airport, but... this was, I think, less about Syria than about a statement to guys like Punin and the North Korean government. Here's what we can do. Remember who you're dealing with, this is not the Obama administration.

At least, I hope that's all it was. We do not need to be involved in Syria.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:15 PM (39g3+)

388

Syria is an Iranian client state

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:16 PM (9YJ4j)

389 For my part, I don't give a rat's ass about the UN. We need to deploy
our taxpayer assets to greatest effect to advance American taxpayers'
interests. Full stop.
---
And the American interest in supporting ISIS is what exactly?

How does this make either of us more free?

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:16 PM (3Liv/)

390 In 1986 an American President saw a ME country was supporting terrorism,

cozying up to Russia, and tormenting his people with human rights

violations
---
In 2017, Assad is fighting against terrorists
supported by the DC uniparty, so nothing in your comparison holds. Hell,
Russia is on the morally superior side of this.


Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:10 PM (3Liv/)


Reagan did not bomb Libya for that... he had specific intelligence that Libya planned and executed the 1986 Berlin Discotheque bombing (a place that American servicemen frequented).

Posted by: redbanzai at April 06, 2017 11:16 PM (FTXAT)

391 Trick on the airplane quiz - if you're up on national insignia, it's quite easy, since they almost always give you 4 choices from 4 different countries. Hint - Big Red Ball, that's a Jap.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 06, 2017 11:16 PM (V2Yro)

392 Muldoon supports Punin too.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (nlbfN)

393 Don Rickles is one of my favourites! Never saw him live, though...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (kP16F)

394 Syria is an Iranian client state

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:16 PM (9YJ4j)
And?

Posted by: redbanzai at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (FTXAT)

395 Why 59 missiles? Did one abort?

Looks like export sales of Russian air defense crap will take a hit.
Posted by: Jean at April 06, 2017 11:14 PM (CLJ33)




well, if Trump warned the russians maybe they agreed not to shoot them down. russians do not care whether assad or someone else is in power so long as they get their bases.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (cPsPa)

396 Those are the only options, as those are the only players in Syria. Assad will survive or ISIS (or some equivalent islam-based group) will take over.

And any of Assad's assets destroyed tonight are no longer available to kill jihadis.
Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:14 PM (3Liv/)

A) This strike will not topple Assad
B) there are plenty of players in what once was Syria
C) Syria is history. Much like Iraq it will break up into tribal warfare.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (SjImc)

397 Reagan did not bomb Libya for that... he had specific intelligence that Libya planned and executed the 1986 Berlin Discotheque bombing (a place that American servicemen frequented).

I think it was delayed payback for the Beirut embassy bombing as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (39g3+)

398 Tomahawk production just got a bunch of new job openings.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (hVdx9)

399 ThunderB: I've read that Hizb has lost so many of its best men propping up Assad that, yes, a lot of Hizb in Syria now does indeed speak Farsi as a first language.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (6FqZa)

400 Just found out tonight, my adorable 11-year old niece is apparently just hitting puberty and officially becoming a teenage girl. She's upset all the time, everything is an emergency, pouting, whining, mouthy, hanging up the phone on mom and dad, her parents can't do anything right, etc etc etc.

Sigh. Looking forward to when she's sane again. It should only be, what, 10 years?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (qazQh)

401 "Publicly". There's a word whose correct spelling absolutely looks wrong to me. I want to type
"publically" , and just can't believe the former is actually the correct spelling. It just looks so terribly wrong. And "terribly" looks sort of wrong too.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (aKqWT)

402 I'd say tip them. the poor suckers are actually driving for free; they just haven't done the math.
Posted by: booknlass

We should have our writers look into that.

Posted by: Huffington Post at April 06, 2017 11:18 PM (axaxF)

403 Yeah, this Syria discussion is a drag. I'm out. See you tomorrow, Horde.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 06, 2017 11:10 PM (tHwdc)

you know you don't need to read that .....

Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 11:18 PM (6f2eJ)

404 besides all the local players respond well to strength and force. Trump may well get a good return on his single strike.

Not that I am especially in favor of any of his actions tonight, but simply condemning it is, well, simple.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:11 PM (cPsPa)

Not at all.. because some of us have 40 years or so of knowledge of that side of the world.

The world does know our politics. The KNOW that Trump has a lot of opposition here (if they are reading the Press).... they already think Trump is a lame duck, as stated by a number of US news outlets in the last 40 hours.

The Press has created a perception that Trump's hold on power is weak... that we are in turmoil...

And instead of Trump going to get buy in from the opposition FIRST... he acted.... when he is already embroiled in an internal problem (Bill Clinton? Monica Lewinsky... Trump, Russia Gate, which if you read the US Press, is a BIG DEAL).

Follow on will be critical.... but without going to Congress to get authorization... follow on becomes problematic.

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:18 PM (NgKpN)

405 Syria is an Iranian client state

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:16 PM (9YJ4j)
And?
Posted by: redbanzai at April 06



well, pinning iran's ears back is a good start to clearing them out of everything from syria back to iran.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:18 PM (cPsPa)

406 The choice is ISIS or Iran

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:18 PM (9YJ4j)

407 Yeah, this Syria discussion is a drag. I'm out. See you tomorrow, Horde.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess




we could discuss tits

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:19 PM (cPsPa)

408 I hate Rose Tyler. She ruined Doctor Who. It was always terrible after she ruined it. Doctor Who 9 should have said, "Rose Tyler, you're an insufferable twat. I kill you."

Rose Tyler=worst Doctor Who thing ever.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 06, 2017 11:20 PM (MZcWR)

409 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 06, 2017 11:20 PM (IcT7t)

410 I agree with y5

Obliterate Isis, contain Iran, neuter Assad

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:20 PM (9YJ4j)

411 Those are the only options, as those are the only players in Syria. Assad will survive or ISIS (or some equivalent islam-based group) will take over.

And any of Assad's assets destroyed tonight are no longer available to kill jihadis.
Posted by: Methos

The gas attack was on an area non associated with ISIS. They are another Muslim group. I believe with some tacit Turkish support. They have some ethnic Turk ties, IIRC. This is the same area where Turkey shot down the Russian fighters.

Posted by: Jean at April 06, 2017 11:20 PM (CLJ33)

412 I bet that John Kerry"s got a long face tonight.

Posted by: RustyG at April 06, 2017 11:20 PM (1Mft0)

413 Looking forward to when she's sane again. It should only be, what, 10 years?

Try 30. Is wifey sane?

Don't answer that, for your own sake.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:20 PM (39g3+)

414 Obliterate Isis, contain Iran, neuter Assad
Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:20 PM (9YJ4j)

I'm good with that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:20 PM (SjImc)

415 I think it was delayed payback for the Beirut embassy bombing as well.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (39g3+)

That was not Libya... it was Iran....

Trust me.... the evidence that came out a couple years ago make it clear...

And as someone who was there at the time... its a personal issue with me.

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:21 PM (NgKpN)

416 Methos I wouldn't lose sleep over Syrian "retaliation". They've been getting hit, and liking it, for a long time. Israel's been the one administering the punishment, mostly. But Assad isn't dumb. We are not his main problem, and he will not add us to his list of problems.


He knows he's only on our radar at all, any longer, because he's an Iranian proxy (really, at bottom, the same reason Syria is important to Israel any longer). Other than that role, Syria has been of little consequence for some time (their massive interference in Iraq, inexcusably allowed to go on without punishment or much interdiction, notwithstanding).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 06, 2017 11:21 PM (nIGPZ)

417 If the decision to bomb these airfields was in some small way meant to send a message then I guess the recipients would be Assad, Da Mullahs, the Fat Nork, perhaps Putin.

Whether they all receive the same message or not won't be known.

Frankly, we can only comment on the actions, not the motivations or calculations. They are too numerous and varied for anyone but the inner circle to know, and even they may be guessing.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 06, 2017 11:21 PM (z79tQ)

418 Good evening all.

Someone entertain me.

Please.

Posted by: Muldoon


At the Copa, Copacabana... ♩ ♪

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 06, 2017 11:21 PM (vRcUp)

419 I agree with y5

Obliterate Isis, contain Iran, neuter Assad
Posted by: ThunderB




wait, James Mattis goes by ThunderB at the HQ?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:21 PM (cPsPa)

420 I bet that John Kerry"s got a long face tonight.
Posted by: RustyG at April 06, 2017 11:20 PM (1Mft0)

The Normandy Invasion is on for tonight?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:21 PM (SjImc)

421 Let's hope this strike does that.

We also want to keep Erdogan out... that's another worry....

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 11:22 PM (6FqZa)

422 Keeping with tonight's post,

Who's sorry now: https://youtu.be/GHVW-S9JkKA (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 06, 2017 11:22 PM (IcT7t)

423 Christopher, a lot depends on how well my niece's older brother (my nephew) does. He has so much incredible natural athletic talent, I think he could actually get a shot at a contract somewhere.

Also depends on what happens with her parents, who as I've mentioned here before are MINO (married in name only). I think she'll be okay if she makes the right friends.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 11:22 PM (qazQh)

424 Her name was Lola...
She was a ho, girl!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 06, 2017 11:22 PM (hVdx9)

425 401 "Publicly". There's a word whose correct spelling absolutely looks wrong to me. I want to type
"publically" , and just can't believe the former is actually the correct spelling. It just looks so terribly wrong. And "terribly" looks sort of wrong too.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (aKqWT)


Not only that, but have you ever looked at your hands? I mean, really looked at them?

Posted by: Zombie Timothy Leary at April 06, 2017 11:22 PM (iMxBJ)

426 It's not a binary choice
---
Those are the only options, as those are the only players in Syria.

----

look,

either it's a binary choice
or it is not a binary choice.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 11:22 PM (PqqkK)

427 Follow on will be critical.... but without going to Congress to get authorization... follow on becomes problematic.

Legally, historically, and logically, the president does not require congressional approval for a single or even a short series of limited strikes. He has to be able to react to crises and events as they happen, and congress knew that when they wrote the War Powers Act allowing it.

Where Obama went wrong in places like Libya was maintaining a months-long, years-long "kinetic action" without congressional consultation or approval.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:22 PM (39g3+)

428 I bet that John Kerry"s got a long face tonight.
Posted by: RustyG at April 06, 2017 11:20 PM (1Mft0)




well, yeah assad called to cancel their dinner date.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:22 PM (cPsPa)

429 Methos: the issue here is that Iran is already at war with us; they
attacked the US embassy in Tehran, not to mention the attacks on the
Marines in Beirut. They just had one of those charming "marg bar Amrika"
rallies not long ago. So on that much, I don't worry.
---
Awesome.

Then bomb Iran. I could support that. As they are an islamic nation and therefore inherently threatening to us in the same way communists/socialists are.

Assad is not, and hasn't done anything to provoke DC's interest in him.

And, as has been pointed out we just had an election where one of the issues on the winning side was *not* wasting resources on Syria.

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:23 PM (3Liv/)

430 Don't care about the strike and I think some people are getting way too worked up over nothing.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 06, 2017 11:24 PM (hVdx9)

431 >>The choice is ISIS or Iran

That is not how a deal maker thinks. That is not how Trump thinks.

If you don't like the terms of the deal on the table, make the deal bigger.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 06, 2017 11:24 PM (/tuJf)

432 Her name was Lola...
She was a ho, girl!
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale




protip, best ever karoke song, and I am not very fond of karoke. however, I am able to sing that long like Garrett in the kitchen / like a motherfucker.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:24 PM (cPsPa)

433 He has to be able to react to crises and events as they happen, and congress knew that when they wrote the War Powers Act allowing it.

Where Obama went wrong in places like Libya was maintaining a months-long, years-long "kinetic action" without congressional consultation or approval.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:22 PM (39g3+)

War Powers Act gives him 90 days UNLESS US Troops or Property is under threat.

We are way past 90 days.... hell, even if the clock started when Trump was sworn in, we are now past 90 days with boots on the ground.

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:24 PM (NgKpN)

434 Assad is not, and hasn't done anything to provoke DC's interest in him.


Well thanks to Israel taking out his Nuke Plant

And giving Iran an place to plant their flag is also of interest to responsible people in DC

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:24 PM (SjImc)

435 Trust me.... the evidence that came out a couple years ago make it clear...

And as someone who was there at the time... its a personal issue with me.


The embassy bombing and Reagan's utter lack of response (except to retreat) made me very mad at the time, and ranks up there with shutting down the space program after one damned accident for his worst moves, to me.

If it was Iran, and I have no doubt it was, then that's even more infuriating.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:25 PM (39g3+)

436 Obliterate Isis, contain Iran, neuter Assad

Posted by: ThunderB


The first two, sure. But I miss the good old days when ruthless, secular dictators ruled the Middle East. We had less problems then. Assad is in that tradition.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 11:25 PM (vRcUp)

437 1. how is it that Manilow came out after shep smith?

2. who the hell has shep smith cover military events?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:25 PM (cPsPa)

438 Just found out tonight, my adorable 11-year old niece is apparently just hitting puberty and officially becoming a teenage girl. She's upset all the time, everything is an emergency, pouting, whining, mouthy, hanging up the phone on mom and dad, her parents can't do anything right, etc etc etc.

Sigh. Looking forward to when she's sane again. It should only be, what, 10 years?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (qazQh)


When I was her age, I was did not act like that. And once I became a teenager, I did not act that way. I had friends who behaved that way, but I certainly did not. My parents didn't play and would not tolerate that kind of behavior.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 11:25 PM (S/qwI)

439 the Fat Nork

-
The preferred term is "gravitationally challenged Nork".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 06, 2017 11:25 PM (Nwg0u)

440 Tomahawk production just got a bunch of new job openings.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale


fapfapfapfapfap

Posted by: H1b overseas at April 06, 2017 11:25 PM (GgzGa)

441 Her name was Lola...

She was a ho, girl!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale









protip, best ever karoke song, and I am not very fond of karoke.
however, I am able to sing that long like Garrett in the kitchen / like a
motherfucker.

Posted by: yankeefifth
****

And you admit that in public? You are a brave man.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 06, 2017 11:25 PM (hVdx9)

442 Does it really matter who cashed the check for being in The Matrix, I mean they all look alike anyway, right?

Posted by: Troll so hard at April 06, 2017 11:12 PM (DkRXj)


Being the last person to get the joke is no reason to go all ROETHLISBERGER! but fo realz.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 06, 2017 11:26 PM (z79tQ)

443 We are way past 90 days.... hell, even if the clock started when Trump was sworn in, we are now past 90 days with boots on the ground.

He didn't send those troops in, that's a separate issue. That's on Obama. Should he pull them out? Absolutely. But this was a different event and different act.

I mean, you can't blame the sitting president for what the previous one did years ago.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:26 PM (39g3+)

444 I was able to find the airfield on google maps very easily. revetments, bomb storage etc.

can't wait to see the before and after photos of the remodeling.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 11:26 PM (PqqkK)

445 just because i have white people problems....doesn't make them hurt less

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 06, 2017 11:26 PM (0O7c5)

446 436 I miss the good old days when ruthless, secular dictators ruled the Middle East. We had less problems then. Assad is in that tradition.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 11:25 PM (vRcUp)


Yes, but I deserved this. Have you seen my douchy little mustache?

Posted by: Bashar al-Assad at April 06, 2017 11:27 PM (iMxBJ)

447 I bet that John Kerry"s got a long face tonight.

---

of course, we're not horsing around anymore

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 11:27 PM (PqqkK)

448 We are way past 90 days.... hell, even if the clock started when Trump was sworn in, we are now past 90 days with boots on the ground.
Posted by: Don Q




Trump has not been in 90 days.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:27 PM (cPsPa)

449 Assad is in that tradition.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 11:25 PM (vRcUp)

He used to be, or more accurately his fathers was, and he has been living on his father's rep and people.
Using WMDs changes that equation. And yet I am not calling for his overthrow yet because of the alternatives. They all suck.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2017 11:27 PM (SjImc)

450 PG!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:28 PM (cPsPa)

451

I got no problem if Assad stays in power, neutered like Quadaffi

He stepped on his dick when he gassed civilians. Own goal

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:28 PM (9YJ4j)

452 Reagan did not bomb Libya for that... he had
specific intelligence that Libya planned and executed the 1986 Berlin
Discotheque bombing (a place that American servicemen frequented).



I think it was delayed payback for the Beirut embassy bombing as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (39g3+)

That too.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 06, 2017 11:29 PM (FTXAT)

453 And you admit that in public? You are a brave man.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale




well, I am periodically forced to karoke and needed something within my range. should you ever find yourself in a similar situation I recommend the song.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:29 PM (cPsPa)

454 Yes, but I deserved this. Have you seen my douchy little mustache?

----

Here's a fiver. Get me a table with a view. And keep the ice water coming.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 11:30 PM (PqqkK)

455 All we have intel of is planes taking off and dropping bombs, in an area where bombing is going on more or less constantly.

We're supposed to believe the IS/Hezbollah "rebels" when they claim gas attack? Did you see the response team? Gas masks and water hoses??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:30 PM (39g3+)

456 I Be That Chick, understood. I and her mother could not have gotten away with it either.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 11:30 PM (qazQh)

457 Jean (or others) - there was air defense at this location? (I mean, something not completely laughable)


Didn't Trump say just yesterday at the joint presser with Abdullah that he was "now responsible for my own red lines", after (nicely) dumping on the departed affirmative action non-entity and his disastrous policies?


Well, this sort of gives decent credibility to Trump's red lines, in a way. Though punishment for use of chemical weapons is a frivolous red line, to me - but I've never accepted the special moral importance of any particular weapon - as opposed to its use and targets - esp. the marginally useful category of chemical weapons.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 06, 2017 11:31 PM (nIGPZ)

458 there are no good guys in Syria


AS far as I know there is not a Christian militia


syrain refugees rape the fuck outa western girls and boys


there are almost zero Christians left, they are dead or left


nuke it

Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 11:31 PM (6f2eJ)

459 well, I am periodically forced to karoke

What kind of monster would force someone to perform karaoke? That's so depraved.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 06, 2017 11:31 PM (JZdsf)

460 Berlin and Beirut were terrorism, right? Quadaffi was a state sponsor of terrorism, I said that. Its one of the reasons Reagan bombed him

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:31 PM (9YJ4j)

461 Muscular enough to not be mocked?

Posted by: Sheriff Kirk at April 06, 2017 11:31 PM (IqV8l)

462 Also depends on what happens with her parents, who as I've mentioned here before are MINO (married in name only). I think she'll be okay if she makes the right friends.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 11:22 PM (qazQh)


qdpsteve...I just saw this comment, so please disregard my previous statement. If there are issues in the home, that can pose a problem for your niece. Anyway, I apologize for misspeaking and I hope everything works out for your niece.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 06, 2017 11:32 PM (S/qwI)

463 If it was Iran, and I have no doubt it was, then that's even more infuriating.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:25 PM (39g3+)

Worse, the knew it within days...

A couple of years ago some documents were 'accidentally' unclassified about what was known at the time...

About how the Truck was designed in Iran, built... and driven to Iran...

RR still had his eyes on the Soviet Union... and did not want to pick a fight with Iran at the time... so let it slide...

I'll admit... the betrayal is very very personal to me.

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:32 PM (NgKpN)

464 I got no problem if Assad stays in power, neutered like Quadaffi



He stepped on his dick when he gassed civilians. Own goal

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:28 PM (9YJ4j)

Totalitarian regimes kill their citizens in all sorts of fucked up ways everyday?

Would they be any less dead if Syrian soldiers had lined them all up and shot them in the head?

And is it the US's problem to fix every time it happens? If so, Venezuela is a whole hell of a lot closer.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 06, 2017 11:32 PM (FTXAT)

465 even better, Trump is clearing space for new construction so there is room for new construction to build places for the syrians here to go back to. even more, jobs for them building their new stuff.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:32 PM (cPsPa)

466 well, I am periodically forced to karoke

----

quickly googling yankeefifth on Youpron.

o god.
o dear lord.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 11:33 PM (PqqkK)

467 Who benefits the most by bringing down Assad?

Considering that Islamists are in control of Turkey now, I would put them on the same threat level as Iran. In the last few years their Sultan has basically made threats toward Europe and mused how great it would be to bring back the glory years.

BTW: How long would it take for the Turks to get nukes?

It is a blind spot, like the Arabians, that the west will be paying for in the coming years. And don't tell me how they are NATO allies, and such. They did squat during the last Iraq War.


Posted by: William Eaton at April 06, 2017 11:33 PM (MuTTO)

468 Well, this sort of gives decent credibility to Trump's red lines, in a
way. Though punishment for use of chemical weapons is a frivolous red
line, to me - but I've never accepted the special moral importance of
any particular weapon - as opposed to its use and targets - esp. the
marginally useful category of chemical weapons.
---
Some people *cough* McCain *cough* just believe the world's a better place when the DC military is bombing someone.

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:33 PM (3Liv/)

469 What kind of monster would force someone to perform karaoke? That's so depraved.
Posted by: Cicero




don't like to talk about it

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:33 PM (cPsPa)

470 461 Muscular enough to not be mocked?

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sadly no

Posted by: Michelle Obama at April 06, 2017 11:34 PM (PqqkK)

471 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/850050602826596352

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/850050719310807042

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/850050909870714880

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/850051082088849408

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/850051383688658954

Posted by: kbdabear at April 06, 2017 11:34 PM (AOrEZ)

472 Guys like McCain are only happy if soldiers are bleeding somewhere, its repulsive.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:35 PM (39g3+)

473

Hezbollah is at the Air base. They are flying the Syrian planes that dropped the gas allegedly



Syria has been in civil war for 5 years, and was 3rd world before that

Stop applying 1st world standards of practice and gear to their first responders

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:35 PM (9YJ4j)

474 407 we could discuss tits
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:19 PM (cPsPa)

Look! The Grail beacon has been lit!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 06, 2017 11:35 PM (hscyr)

475 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/850051508435644416

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/850051700434112513

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/850051825663434753

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/850051939492614144

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/850052048825528322

Posted by: kbdabear at April 06, 2017 11:35 PM (AOrEZ)

476 I Be That Chick, no worries, thanks.

It's a messed up situation but thus far, outside of the usual teenage smirkiness, both kids are great. They're both doing well in school too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 11:35 PM (qazQh)

477 Thank you. I am entertained.

Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 06, 2017 11:35 PM (fYyCT)

478 Berlin and Beirut were terrorism, right? Quadaffi
was a state sponsor of terrorism, I said that. Its one of the
reasons Reagan bombed him

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:31 PM (9YJ4j)

NO... Reagan bombed because those terrorist actions were against American citizens and constituted an act of war against the US. Syria bombing its own citizens (if they even did) DOES NOT constitute and act of war against the US.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 06, 2017 11:35 PM (FTXAT)

479 Hezbollah is at the Air base. They are flying the Syrian planes that dropped the gas allegedly
---
Hezbollah has pilots?

Syria needs Hezbollah pilots?

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:37 PM (3Liv/)

480 Look! The Grail beacon has been lit!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy




Bebes!




you are like the platonic ideal.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:37 PM (cPsPa)

481 don't like to talk about it
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:33 PM (cPsPa)

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maybe you could croon about it

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 11:37 PM (PqqkK)

482

This is a libyan pinprick meant to scare Assad. Havent seen anything that contradicts that

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:38 PM (9YJ4j)

483 guess I am going to have to remove the bat silhouette from the bat signal and replace it with a pair of guns.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:38 PM (cPsPa)

484 I often wonder if Leftists ever stop to realize that this society we live in, the Western world that allows them to luxury to dissent in peace, is not the human norm. It's not the norm historically, it's not even the norm globally in the 21st century. They are the product of a very specific set of historical events and values that seem to be a one-in-a-million chance. If they succeed in destroying it, they won't enjoy the regression to the human mean at all.

They'll enjoy the regression because either they'll be in charge or they'll have government drone jobs.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 06, 2017 11:39 PM (AOrEZ)

485 Trump has not been in 90 days.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:27 PM (cPsPa)

My bad... you are correct... its now day 77...

so, do you think he will pull our 1000 troops out of Syria, or get Congressional Approval, in the next 13 days?

Posted by: Don Q. at April 06, 2017 11:39 PM (NgKpN)

486

Hezbollah is Iran. Think Iran. Like we help out Jirdan, they help Syria. For Iran

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:39 PM (9YJ4j)

487 Her name was Lola...

She was a ho, girl!


I see your pun and raise with utter tastelessness.

Dachau Cabana: https://youtu.be/0EBLdnRECKA (nsfw, mainly for the subject matter)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 06, 2017 11:39 PM (IcT7t)

488 Iran has plenty of pilots

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:40 PM (9YJ4j)

489 so, do you think he will pull our 1000 troops out of Syria, or get Congressional Approval, in the next 13 days?

I would like to believe so but I'm not confident he will in the next 13 months. It needs to be done.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:40 PM (39g3+)

490 Did anyone get all 48?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 06, 2017 11:41 PM (d76uN)

491 Results.

Assad will fall all over himself to prove he didn't do it or if his side did that it wasn't his idea.

Putin knows that the US is serious and, as with Reagan, it is not predictable.

China is seeing North Korea in a new less comfortable light.

Little Kim got a brand new butt pucker.

The Democrats slowly failing "Trump is a Russian puppet" just collapsed.

We deliberately avoided hitting the Sarin storage which says that we've known it was there during the Obama years when we proclaimed that the Obama/Kerry diplomacy had gotten rid of all chemical weapons of Assad. They, Obama/Kerry lied, people died.

Posted by: geoffb5 at April 06, 2017 11:41 PM (d3wbb)

492 YANKEE!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 06, 2017 11:41 PM (0O7c5)

493 BTW what happens if Britain and Spain plus EU goes to war over Gibraltar?



Silly, but then again are are talking about the Fourth Reich here so who knows...

Posted by: William Eaton at April 06, 2017 11:41 PM (MuTTO)

494 Hezbollah and thier rockets are Iranian

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:42 PM (9YJ4j)

495 1. how is it that Manilow came out after shep smith?


3 threads below on the genderfluid actress thread, Soothsayer confirmed my memory:

Does Barry Manilow have syphilis in the brain??

Does he not remember he "came out" during California's Prop 8?

Does Barry Manilow forget that he's been "out" for decades?

Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX v1.1.01



I had the same recollection: if you had asked me a week ago if Manilow was gay, I would have said "yes, he came out a while back". These past few days felt like Barry was gaslighting me.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 11:42 PM (vRcUp)

496 Government drone jobs don't last in civilisational decay. The Assistant Manager Of Gaulish Culture in fifth-century Lutetia didn't have a useful resume when the Visigoths and Franks rolled in.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2017 11:43 PM (6FqZa)

497 Syria needs Hezbollah pilots?
Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn, and also, done with Trump at April 06, 2017 11:37 PM (3Liv/)

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

They obviously are in worse shape then we realize.

Posted by: William Eaton at April 06, 2017 11:43 PM (MuTTO)

498 If Hillary had won, we'd all be forced to karaoke twice a week.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 06, 2017 11:43 PM (Nwg0u)

499 Did anyone get all 48?

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35, but flubbed some easy ones

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 06, 2017 11:45 PM (PqqkK)

500 480
Bebes! you are like the platonic ideal.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:37 PM (cPsPa)

Look but no touch?!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 06, 2017 11:45 PM (hscyr)

501 Did anyone get all 48?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois


I stopped at around 25 but I was scoring *way* better than I should have (being ignorant of WWII weaponry). And that for a stupid reason.

They left the markings of the nations making the aircraft on the aircraft body, and then they would only list one aircraft from that nation among the choices.

They should have photoshopped that out.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 06, 2017 11:45 PM (vRcUp)

502 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 11:17 PM (qazQh)

You underestimated. Probably mid 20's. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 06, 2017 11:46 PM (fDdVG)

503 Little Kim got a brand new butt pucker.

-
Li'l Kim's new rocket fall down go boom a couple of days ago.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 06, 2017 11:46 PM (Nwg0u)

504 Iranian pilots have been flying in Syria, for Syria since at least 2015

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:47 PM (9YJ4j)

505 Iranian pilots have been flying in Syria, for Syria since at least 2015

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:47 PM (9YJ4j)

And? How does that make it our business?

Posted by: redbanzai at April 06, 2017 11:47 PM (FTXAT)

506 Most of the middle east runs on Russian and Chinese military hardware, and Russian techs and advisers helping them train on the stuff and run it. As with Iraq, the Russians didn't exactly cover themselves in glory here.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:48 PM (39g3+)

507 I got 32 of 48 correct on the WWII warplane quiz. That's ok with me, considering I'd never heard of a Poltyplkyiz4.18 before.

I did get 50/50 on the firearms quiz, which is likely better than the folks who wrote the quiz would have done. It's pretty obvious they ain't gun people.

Posted by: Cowboyneal at April 06, 2017 11:48 PM (NSG6X)

508
BTW what happens if Britain and Spain plus EU goes to war over Gibraltar?

The Spanish Armada will sail to England.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2017 11:48 PM (IqV8l)

509 DonQ: your reasoning is all over the map. You're calling this "illegal" even though Obama was threatening the same action (and never followed through). You even point out that "you can't take back a casus belli just because you had an election" so Obama's declared "red line" is still valid.

I think you're just determined to be critical of Trump. If he'd done nothing you'd be complaining. If he'd done something else you'd complain about that.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 06, 2017 11:48 PM (QW2y4)

510 Look but no touch?!!!

Best way to keep my fingers on my hands.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 06, 2017 11:49 PM (IcT7t)

511 Iranian generals are more or less directing operations in Syria

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:49 PM (9YJ4j)

512 Muldoon - I'm still laughing after the:

Laughing my ass off.

--------

Ha ha ha ha plop

Post.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2017 11:49 PM (ZO497)

513 I got 45 of 48. Surprised the heck out of me. Strokes and memory problems. The 3 I missed were all in captured markings but I don't think I would have got them anyway.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 06, 2017 11:49 PM (d76uN)

514 IIRC, one the aircraft in the quiz was bearing a deceptive ensign... There should have been more -- I've seen photos of WWII aircraft that had been captured by the other side and repainted -- that would have made it interesting!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 06, 2017 11:50 PM (kP16F)

515 They obviously are in worse shape then we realize.



Posted by: William Eaton at April 06, 2017 11:43 PM (MuTTO)


The strongest kid in the neighborhood will routinely have his lunch money taken by a twerp with a baseball bat, if the twerp will swing but the strong one won't.

There's a lot of force projection being done by twerps with bats lately, because there's no deterrent.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 06, 2017 11:50 PM (z79tQ)

516 BTW what happens if Britain and Spain plus EU goes to war over Gibraltar?

The Spanish Armada will sail to England.

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But not back to Spain.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 06, 2017 11:50 PM (Nwg0u)

517 what happens if Britain and Spain plus EU goes to war over Gibraltar?

I think the EU finds out whose side we are on, so NATO does nothing and they discover why the UK has built and maintained a military while they did not.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:50 PM (39g3+)

518 I haven't shopped at Target since that stupid policy went public, and I can't say I've missed it much.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 06, 2017 11:51 PM (QW2y4)

519


It is another front in our difficult relationship with Iran


Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:51 PM (9YJ4j)

520 Look but no touch?!!!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy



yeah that too. what I should have said is that you are the platonic ideal of the perfect boob, you embody everything associated with the ideal. long way to go for a well intentioned compliment.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:52 PM (cPsPa)

521 Fenelon, yup. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2017 11:52 PM (qazQh)

522 I'm going to print that literature from Sweden out so I can give the copy to the next coworker that has to go to Europe for business.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 06, 2017 11:53 PM (GUBah)

523 Trump's Syrian response was thoughtful and measured. Very Reganesque. The response was a military target, it was the base that launched the gas attacks. If civilians were there that's on Assad.

Assad now knows that Trump will foul him up big time if he crosses the line. There will be no preening threats or imaginary red lines or American troops on the ground. It will be an unannounced flock of cruise missiles or better.

Thank you, Mr. President for projecting a strong America to the world.

Posted by: gNewt at April 06, 2017 11:54 PM (fagTl)

524

Particularly, Iranian generals are directing Iranian pilots to attack Syrian civilians to prop up Assad

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:54 PM (9YJ4j)

525 Just know who you are supporting

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:55 PM (9YJ4j)

526 BOOM


OUT

Posted by: Original Jake at April 06, 2017 11:56 PM (6f2eJ)

527 Today was not a good day. FenSpouse started at Amazon Fulfillment working 11 hours-all but an hour of which were on his feet, but he needs to do it because our medical benefits ran out. He came back home to balloons saying "Thanks" and "I love you" and a tablecloth and a really nice meal. However, then our son who has what was formerly known as Aspergers had a melt down. He almost never has them. He threw things-not at us and yelled-He has been doing really well in school-but apparently the kids in his group in History shut him out of the group project and he hated what they did. He does not want to get credit for what other people did and his feelings were hurt and he was angry. I got THAT out of him-not because he said it himself but because I asked him if that was the way he was feeling. I told him to go to speak to the teacher and that he should go back to the school social worker who works with kids on the spectrum and talk to her. I also said that he should speak to the kids, but I doubt he's going to do that. Group projects are not good for my son. Hopefully next week will be better.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 06, 2017 11:56 PM (fDdVG)

528 I'm skeptical of this "Iranians want Assad in power" theory, given Hezbollah is running rebels in Syria.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 06, 2017 11:57 PM (39g3+)

529 WTF is up with Shepard always called in for breaking news? I cannot stand looking at his plastic face and listening to his condescending voice. He must have some dirt on someone. Ugh.

Posted by: kalneva at April 06, 2017 11:57 PM (vhW1R)

530 You go to Sweden for the hawt Nordic strumpets... You'll stay for the gay wheelchair buggery!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 06, 2017 11:57 PM (kP16F)

531 >>>Her name was Lola...
She was a ho, girl!


Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 06, 2017 11:22 PM (hVdx9)<<<

At least yours was a girl.

Posted by: The Kinks at April 06, 2017 11:57 PM (jlSRZ)

532 NO... Reagan bombed because those terrorist actions were against American citizens and constituted an act of war against the US. Syria bombing its own citizens (if they even did) DOES NOT constitute and act of war against the US.

It was a crime against humanity, and a deliberate provocation against the administration that had just claimed they were not interested in removing Assad.
Any escalation behind this strike will almost certainly be submitted for congressional approval.
The process argument against this strike would hold more weight if we didn't already have troops in Syria.
Not to mention Yemen, Libya, and the Bin Laden raid inside Pakistan.

Posted by: gewa76 at April 06, 2017 11:57 PM (B6OKy)

533 Hezbollah pilots?

Do they practice landing?

Posted by: Jean at April 06, 2017 11:58 PM (CLJ33)

534 Hezbollah is at the Air Bases Taylor. Working for Assad. Syria is a client state

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:59 PM (9YJ4j)

535 Kate Upton is rocking her magnificent rack on The Tonight Show.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 06, 2017 11:59 PM (89T5c)

536 246 pushing out moammar was the stupidest thing in the last 150 years.
Posted by: yankeefifth


Actually, I would say the German General staff getting Lenin smuggled into Russia in 1917 to foment revolution and get Russia out of the Great War was probably the stupidest thing to happen in the last 150 years.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at April 06, 2017 10:45 PM (S6Pax)


I'm gonna go with the drivers of Archduke Franz Ferndinands that headed to the hospital to visit people wounded in an assassination attempt not knowing how to get to the hospital and getting lost on the streets of Sarajevo.

If he didn't get assassinated, WWI never happens, Lenin never comes to power, and there is no need for the Treaty of Versailles.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 07, 2017 12:01 AM (1JnAL)

537 ...I denounce myself, btw!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 12:01 AM (kP16F)

538 Today was not a good day. FenSpouse started at
Amazon Fulfillment working 11 hours-all but an hour of which were on
his feet, but he needs to do it because our medical benefits ran out. He
came back home to balloons saying "Thanks" and "I love you" and a
tablecloth and a really nice meal. However, then our son who has what
was formerly known as Aspergers had a melt down. He almost never has
them. He threw things-not at us and yelled-He has been doing really well
in school-but apparently the kids in his group in History shut him out
of the group project and he hated what they did. He does not want to get
credit for what other people did and his feelings were hurt and he was
angry. I got THAT out of him-not because he said it himself but because I
asked him if that was the way he was feeling. I told him to go to speak
to the teacher and that he should go back to the school social worker
who works with kids on the spectrum and talk to her. I also said that he
should speak to the kids, but I doubt he's going to do that. Group
projects are not good for my son. Hopefully next week will be better.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 06, 2017 11:56 PM (fDdVG)

Fen... I am sorry it was a rough day at your house. Any chance your son can just do his own project to hand in? I can understand that he is upset and doesn't want his name and grade resting on something he had nothing to do with.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 07, 2017 12:01 AM (FTXAT)

539 It will be an unannounced flock of cruise missiles or better.

Or better

Posted by: Jean at April 07, 2017 12:01 AM (CLJ33)

540 510 Look but no touch?!!!
Best way to keep my fingers on my hands.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 06, 2017 11:49 PM (IcT7t)

Yeah, pulling back a stump is no fun.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 07, 2017 12:02 AM (hscyr)

541 Hopefully next week will be better.

You're teaching him to advocate for himself. Things will get better.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 07, 2017 12:02 AM (IcT7t)

542 Wiki has a big write up of Hezbollah/iranian support in Syrian civil war


Hezbollah are not the "rebels"

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:02 AM (9YJ4j)

543 >> hawt Nordic strumpets

Strumpet. There's a nice word we don't use enough in 'Murican.

The word "crumpet" has a meaning of the same thing in Brit sland, doesn't it?

And then there's "tart". I love those, but can't seem to get it slipped inside my working vocabulary.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 07, 2017 12:03 AM (aKqWT)

544
WTF is up with Shepard always called in for breaking news?

He's Fox's answer to Rachel Maddow.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 07, 2017 12:03 AM (IqV8l)

545
Why 59 Tomahawks?

One for every point on Mitt Romney's fabulous economic plan that was released during the 2012 presidential plan.

Posted by: iSoothsayer at April 07, 2017 12:03 AM (4fzLM)

546 Hezbollah is at the Air Bases Taylor. Working for Assad.

That's an interesting theory, but Hezbollah is running rebels in Syria, so that would make for a pretty complicated interaction, to say the least.

If he didn't get assassinated, WWI never happens, Lenin never comes to power, and there is no need for the Treaty of Versailles.

WWI was going to happen eventually, sooner or later. That assassination was just the convenient excuse.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:04 AM (39g3+)

547 Yeah, pulling back a stump is no fun.

I don't know if the thought of that scares me, or the thought of you saying, "You've still got another hand. Care to try again?"

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 07, 2017 12:04 AM (IcT7t)

548 520 long way to go for a well intentioned compliment.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:52 PM (cPsPa)

I thank you, kind sir

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 07, 2017 12:04 AM (hscyr)

549 Posted by: redbanzai at April 07, 2017 12:01 AM (FTXAT)

The project is due tomorrow. The problem is, being autistic-he is not good at social interaction or expressing his feelings and I'm sure the kids think he's odd (and he is) and just don't want to deal with him. He does group projects in English but for some reason those boys don't have a problem with him-maybe because he writes really well for his age- and they give the bulk of the writing to him which he enjoys..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:05 AM (fDdVG)

550 long way to go for a well intentioned compliment.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 06, 2017 11:52 PM (cPsPa)

I thank you, kind sir
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy



well, the pleasure of extending the compliment to you is all mine.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 07, 2017 12:06 AM (cPsPa)

551 Prayers, Fen.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 07, 2017 12:06 AM (ZO497)

552 Posted by: redbanzai at April 07, 2017 12:01 AM (FTXAT)

And thank you. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:06 AM (fDdVG)

553 I like to get a "trollop" in every now and again, too, publius...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 12:06 AM (kP16F)

554 And you admit that in public? You are a brave man.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale









well, I am periodically forced to karoke and needed something within
my range. should you ever find yourself in a similar situation I
recommend the song.

Posted by: yankeefifth
****

I have no range. The closest I come to hitting a note correctly is when I belch.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 07, 2017 12:07 AM (hVdx9)

555 Harlot is a good one to belt out. Big booming voice. HARLOT!!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:07 AM (39g3+)

556

Taylor

Hezbollah is not running rebels. They work for Assad

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezbollah_involvement_in_the_Syrian_Civil_War

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:07 AM (9YJ4j)

557 Nancy Sinatra, along with some guy:

One velvet morning when I straight, I'm gonna open up your gate.....how does it go? ... And maybe tell you 'bout Phaedra....

And then Nancy sings, presumably as Phaedra, whomever she be:

Flowers growing on a hill, dragonflies and daffodils
Learn from us, very much,
Look at us, but do not touch.
Phaedra is my name.

Yeah, they obviously were on an acid trip when they wrote that.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 07, 2017 12:07 AM (aKqWT)

558 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 07, 2017 12:06 AM (ZO497)

Thanks; Prayers are much appreciated.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:07 AM (fDdVG)

559 His name was Lola
He was a faux girl...

Posted by: Alternate Universe Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:08 AM (qazQh)

560 Posted by: redbanzai at April 07, 2017 12:01 AM (FTXAT)



The project is due tomorrow. The problem is, being autistic-he is
not good at social interaction or expressing his feelings and I'm sure
the kids think he's odd (and he is) and just don't want to deal with
him. He does group projects in English but for some reason those boys
don't have a problem with him-maybe because he writes really well for
his age- and they give the bulk of the writing to him which he enjoys..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:05 AM (fDdVG)

Poor guy... if it is really bothering him though, he may want to ask the teacher for a small extension and do his own project. It sucks to feel like you are at the mercy of other people:-/

Posted by: redbanzai at April 07, 2017 12:08 AM (FTXAT)

561 "Buggery" -- now there's a fine, woody word that's under-utilised as well in the States!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 12:08 AM (kP16F)

562 so if miss cornhusker makes a sextape is she a cornstar?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 07, 2017 12:08 AM (cPsPa)

563 Why 59 Tomahawks?

One for each U.S. State. Duh!

Posted by: Obama the Sooper Genius at April 07, 2017 12:08 AM (hVdx9)

564 Hezbollah is not running rebels. They work for Assad

Intel services say differently. Hard to know who to believe, given the people involved. This is one topic that Wikipedia is not a reliable source on, though. Too politically charged.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:09 AM (39g3+)

565 His name was Lola

He was a faux girl...

Posted by: Alternate Universe Barry Manilow
****

That's pretty good.

Posted by: Obama the Sooper Genius at April 07, 2017 12:10 AM (hVdx9)

566

Read it. Or provide your own cites.

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:10 AM (9YJ4j)

567 Posted by: redbanzai at April 07, 2017 12:08 AM (FTXAT)

Yes; It does indeed "suck". I will call his school social worker tomorrow.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:10 AM (fDdVG)

568 348

War powers

In 1986 an American President saw a ME country was supporting terrorism, cozying up to Russia, and tormenting his people with human rights violations

That President sent missiles into the country to send a message

The president was Reagen, the Dictator was Quadaffi, and those missiles neutered him for 30 years

Posted by: ThunderB at April 06, 2017 11:06 PM (9YJ4j)

++++
Yes, all of those things happened, but Reagan's action was not about Gaddafi tormenting his people. The casus belli was the attack by Libya on US servicemen in a Berlin nightclub.

On 5 April 1986, three people were killed and around 230 injured when La Belle discotheque was bombed in West Berlin. The entertainment venue was commonly frequented by United States soldiers, and two of the dead and 79 of the injured were American servicemen.

A bomb placed under a table near the disc jockey's booth exploded at 01:45 CET, instantly killing Nermin Hannay, a Turkish woman, and US Army sergeant Kenneth T. Ford. A second US Army sergeant, James E. Goins, died from his injuries two months later. Some of the victims were left permanently disabled due to the injuries caused by the explosion.

Libya was accused by the US government of sponsoring the bombing, and US President Ronald Reagan ordered retaliatory strikes on Tripoli and Benghazi in Libya ten days later. The strikes reportedly killed 15-30 people, and were condemned by the United Nations General Assembly.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_Berlin_discotheque_bombing

Reagan could argue that he was responding to an attack on the U.S. military. Trump can't say the same. Trump should go to Congress if he thinks this is a good idea, otherwise he should stay out of it.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 07, 2017 12:10 AM (R+30W)

569 I have no range. The closest I come to hitting a note correctly is when I belch.
Posted by: Tilikum
-------------

Pretty sure I've hit a couple of pitch-perfect brown notes in the can. Basso profundo

Posted by: Anon at April 07, 2017 12:11 AM (/ZEVC)

570 Not sure why I'm surprised, but the age of consent is Sweden is 15. Let that sink in.

Posted by: frankrizzo at April 07, 2017 12:11 AM (99qky)

571

Breitbart reported "rebels" have killed 1/3 of Hezbollah leadership

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:11 AM (9YJ4j)

572 Thanks OTSG!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 12:11 AM (qazQh)

573 That so, so sorry meme up above makes me realize it's been so long since I last got laid, I no longer recall if I should apologize profusely in advance or after sex?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 07, 2017 12:11 AM (hVdx9)

574 By the way: has anyone else noticed how Wikipedia's gone sharply downhill lately? Not just the politicizing and editorializing in every god-damned entry, but a shocking sloppiness in grammar and organization. Everything now reads like a machine translation.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 07, 2017 12:11 AM (QW2y4)

575 Phoenix Girl, where have you been keeping yourself?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 07, 2017 12:12 AM (cPsPa)

576

Al Jazeera reports "Assad defends the use of Hezbollah fighters in Syria"

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:12 AM (9YJ4j)

577 That's an interesting theory, but Hezbollah is running rebels in Syria, so that would make for a pretty complicated interaction, to say the least.

Taylor,

No. Hezbollah is directly supporting Assad, in uniform with significant support from the Iranians - material, leadership, air support and some ground forces. These forces directly coordinate with the Russians.

Hezbollah is directly engaging ISIS in the areas they have direct control of independent ly of the Assad. Primarily in south western Syria.

The chemical attack, and much of Assad's recent engagement, has been directed at non-ISIS opponents of his regime. In this case a turkoman group.

The Kurds are doing the heavy lifting on ISIS.

Posted by: Jean at April 07, 2017 12:12 AM (CLJ33)

578 There was a chemical element to the 1993 WTC bombing. The explosion was hot enough to burn the chemicals, but not big enough to tip the tower over, into the direction of its twin. I believe Saddam planned this attack. He might have helped or suggested the 2001 attack, but who knows. Both attacks were designed to kill 50,000 people. If we treated the first one like what it was intended to be, there wouldn't have been a second. Any alternate history where Saddam lives is more dangerous than this one, because people can see what doesn't get a reaction.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2017 12:12 AM (VdICR)

579

Hezbollah is fighting the rebels

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:13 AM (9YJ4j)

580 508
BTW what happens if Britain and Spain plus EU goes to war over Gibraltar?

The Spanish Armada will sail to England.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr



An Armada of canoes? When is the last time Spain had a Navy? 1500s?

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 07, 2017 12:13 AM (pY+s4)

581 Miss Cornhusker. That reminds me, back in college, there was this gal who had won some local beauty contest. She was a cutie, and I made some joke, calling her a "Possum Queen".

That really hurt her feelings and to this day, I want to kick myself for that.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 07, 2017 12:13 AM (aKqWT)

582 A lot of stuff I want to look up on Wikipedia is really unfinished and partial as well, lacking really obvious information. I'm not sure if they are being too tight about allowing people to write on it or what.

Sure is different than what they started out as, though.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:13 AM (39g3+)

583 Whoever wrote that airplane quiz thinks the Spitfire was carrier-based. Did they ever fly off ships?

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 07, 2017 12:14 AM (QW2y4)

584 "Buggery" -- now there's a fine, woody word that's under-utilised as well in the States!
Posted by: Zettai
------------

'Numpty'. You Americans do not use 'numpty' as often as you ought.

Posted by: Anon at April 07, 2017 12:14 AM (/ZEVC)

585 >>2. who the hell has shep smith cover military events?

Posted by: yankeefifth

Don't ask, don't tell.

Posted by: Shep at April 07, 2017 12:14 AM (/Nite)

586 So, today our son got in the mail some solicitation for the Navy. I guess he'll get more of those now that's he's about to be a senior. Funny, he was in the 8th grade he wanted to be in the Air Force. I wouldn't have a problem with him joining the military-except for regular mom type worry about safety as. I think it's an honorable profession, but there's not going to let someone who has been diagnosed with high functioning autism in the military, are they?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:15 AM (fDdVG)

587 >>Whoever wrote that airplane quiz thinks the Spitfire was carrier-based. Did they ever fly off ships?

Posted by: Trimegistus

The Supermarine Seafire which was the naval version of the Spitfire did.

Posted by: Aviator at April 07, 2017 12:15 AM (/Nite)

588 There was a chemical element to the 1993 WTC bombing. The explosion was hot enough to burn the chemicals, but not big enough to tip the tower over, into the direction of its twin. I believe Saddam planned this attack.

I suspect he was in on the planning, allowed it on his soil, and helped with the logistics, but we'll never find out these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:17 AM (39g3+)

589 Jerusalem Post "Syrian rebels say theyve killed Hezbollah commander"

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:18 AM (9YJ4j)

590 >> "Buggery" -- now there's a fine, woody word
>> that's under-utilised as well in the States!

Oh, I love buggery!

The word I mean....

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 07, 2017 12:18 AM (aKqWT)

591 Trump should go to Congress if he thinks this is a good idea

I suspect he might when 90 days are up.

Posted by: Jean at April 07, 2017 12:18 AM (CLJ33)

592 Yeah the Spitfire was built based on a marine racer, take off and land on water as I understand it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:18 AM (39g3+)

593 An Armada of canoes? When is the last time Spain had a Navy? 1500s?

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 07, 2017 12:13 AM (pY+s4)

I do believe the Spanish Navy has one Frigate capable of firing it's Phalanx CIWS. Unfortunately it's out of bullets.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 12:18 AM (d76uN)

594 Rum, buggery, and the Spitfire. Sounds like an angry bunch.

Posted by: Anon at April 07, 2017 12:18 AM (/ZEVC)

595 War planes: A high number just require seeing the nationality. If there's a black cross on it, it must be the Backpfeifengesicht.

David Tenent pretty much made the current Doctor Who. You could justify only watching seasons 2 through 6.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2017 12:19 AM (VdICR)

596 Jerusalem Post "Syrian rebels say theyve killed Hezbollah commander"

The more I dig into this it looks like you're right, Iran is for some reason backing Assad, which makes no sense to me. He's hardly their kind of guy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:19 AM (39g3+)

597 Man, the AP guy on FOX just now is...foppish. Just the guy to talk to Shep.

Posted by: Anon at April 07, 2017 12:20 AM (/ZEVC)

598 Whoever wrote that airplane quiz thinks the Spitfire was carrier-based. Did they ever fly off ships?

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 07, 2017 12:14 AM (QW2y4)

Yes. The Carrier based version was called the Seafire.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 12:20 AM (d76uN)

599 Drudge has a link to photos of the missiles on Reuters. the video link is to Stars and Stripes, which costs.

sorry to hear your family had a hard day, Fenelon. I'll pray for you, too.

Posted by: booknlass at April 07, 2017 12:21 AM (8mO0Q)

600 I never heard of the Seafire until now.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 07, 2017 12:21 AM (QW2y4)

601 No. Fenelon.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 07, 2017 12:22 AM (89T5c)

602 >> Just the guy to talk to Shep.

There will soon be a beaucoup of brazen buggery afoot in the FOX studios tonight.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 07, 2017 12:22 AM (aKqWT)

603 The more I dig into this it looks like you're right, Iran is for some reason backing Assad, which makes no sense to me. He's hardly their kind of guy.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Syria and Iran have been buddies for decades. Hezbollah has been an Iranian operation.fromthe beginning.

Posted by: Jean at April 07, 2017 12:22 AM (CLJ33)

604 The more I dig into this it looks like you're right, Iran is for some reason backing Assad, which makes no sense to me. He's hardly their kind of guy.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor




they are seeking to dominate iraq and syria so they have access to the persian gulf and med. gives them a border, or access to a border, with israel and the saudis.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 07, 2017 12:23 AM (cPsPa)

605

Assad is an Alawite. Alawites are Shia. Iran is Shia. Isis is Sunni

In ALL these conflicts, its Shia vs Sunni

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:23 AM (9YJ4j)

606 Iran supports Assad because Assad protects the Shiites and is at war with the Sunni, who have been the sworn enemies of the Iranians for about 1200 years now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 07, 2017 12:23 AM (V2Yro)

607 Used to think that life was sweet
used to think we were so complete
I can't believe you'd throw it away

Used to feel we had it made
used to feel we could sail away
can you imagine how I feel today

Well it seems a long time ago
you were the lonely one
now it comes to letting go
you are the only one
do you know what you've done

it's so funny how we don't talk anymore
it's so funny why we don't talk anymore
but I ain't losing sleep
and I ain't counting sheep
it's so funny why we don't talk anymore

Oh, we don't talk...

Well, it really doesn't matter to me
I guess your leaving was meant to be
it's down to you now, you want to be free

Well, I hope you know which way to go
you're on your own again
don't come crying to me
when you're the lonely one
remember what you've done

it's so funny how we don't talk anymore
it's so funny why we don't talk anymore
but I ain't losing sleep
and I ain't counting sheep
it's so funny why we don't talk anymore...

oh, we don't talk...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 12:24 AM (qazQh)

608 I never heard of the Seafire until now.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 07, 2017 12:21 AM (QW2y4)

http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_supermarine_seafire.html

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 12:24 AM (d76uN)

609 Sorry guys, just had to share that one.

Wanted to see if anyone besides me remembers it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 12:24 AM (qazQh)

610

Even the iran/iraq war

Sunni vs shia

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:25 AM (9YJ4j)

611 Taylor,

No. Hezbollah is directly supporting Assad, in uniform with significant support from the Iranians - material, leadership, air support and some ground forces. These forces directly coordinate with the Russians.

Hezbollah is directly engaging ISIS in the areas they have direct control of independent ly of the Assad. Primarily in south western Syria.

The chemical attack, and much of Assad's recent engagement, has been directed at non-ISIS opponents of his regime. In this case a turkoman group.

The Kurds are doing the heavy lifting on ISIS.

Posted by: Jean at April 07, 2017 12:12 AM (CLJ33

Just in case anyone missed it the first time

Posted by: JackStraw at April 07, 2017 12:25 AM (/tuJf)

612 Whoever wrote that airplane quiz thinks the Spitfire was carrier-based. Did they ever fly off ships
---
naval variant was known as the "Seafire"

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 07, 2017 12:26 AM (eWibR)

613 they are seeking to dominate iraq and syria so they have access to the persian gulf and med. gives them a border, or access to a border, with israel and the saudis.

Of course, but backing Assad doesn't seem like the play that works best for them. They're all about the Caliphate and the Mahdi. He's pretty agnostic for the region.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:27 AM (39g3+)

614 "Nancy Sinatra, along with some guy: "

That would be Lee Hazelwood

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 07, 2017 12:27 AM (axaxF)

615 FNC has a display showing Windows 8.0

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 07, 2017 12:27 AM (IqV8l)

616 "...but there's not going to let someone who has been diagnosed with high functioning autism in the military, are they?"
---
only as an officer.


Posted by: redc1c4 at April 07, 2017 12:28 AM (eWibR)

617 In ALL these conflicts, its Shia vs Sunni
Posted by: ThunderB
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Hmm, well, I admit that I entertain a latent resentment towards Presbyterians.

Posted by: Methodist at April 07, 2017 12:28 AM (/ZEVC)

618 FNC has a display showing Windows 8.0

Their fault for 'upgrading' from 7.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:28 AM (39g3+)

619 Of course, but backing Assad doesn't seem like the play that works best for them. They're all about the Caliphate and the Mahdi. He's pretty agnostic for the region.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor




who said they are all in with assad? they are in syria on the ground in a big way. they may be there longer than him.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 07, 2017 12:29 AM (cPsPa)

620 Assad is shia. It doesnt matter how observant he is. Its their religious civil war

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:29 AM (9YJ4j)

621

They dont give a shit about Assad. They care about controlling Syria

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:30 AM (9YJ4j)

622 BREAKING NEWS: This just in-
Shemp Smith Blowz.
That is all carry on...

Posted by: jackin It in San Diego at April 07, 2017 12:30 AM (U5Xeq)

623 John Mayer told Charlie Rose he will play with dead as long as he can....

Nice set

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4xhuiqDLS0

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 07, 2017 12:30 AM (7dpmG)

624 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 12:24 AM (qazQh)

I remember the song but I couldn't tell you who sang it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 07, 2017 12:31 AM (YsN7f)

625 IDF has a special unit for high functioning autistics to work on cyber

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 12:31 AM (9YJ4j)

626 They dont give a shit about Assad. They care about controlling Syria
Posted by: ThunderB




exactly. even if the russians give him a plane ride out or some other exit, there are thousands of iranians in country will allies in the gov.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 07, 2017 12:31 AM (cPsPa)

627 CaliGirl, give you some hints:

1980...
Also did a duet with Olivia Newton-John...
The 'British Elvis'...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 12:31 AM (qazQh)

628 Oh, and he's also a devout Christian.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 12:32 AM (qazQh)

629 statement by the Pentagon on Syria situation at Conservative Treehouse

https://tinyurl.com/mq8ojln

Posted by: booknlass at April 07, 2017 12:32 AM (8mO0Q)

630 so Bebe's, anything new?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 07, 2017 12:32 AM (cPsPa)

631 617 Hmm, well, I admit that I entertain a latent resentment towards Presbyterians.
Posted by: Methodist



HEATHEN!!! {throws Jello Salad}

Posted by: Presbyterian Liberation Front at April 07, 2017 12:33 AM (pY+s4)

632 who said they are all in with Assad?

Well they are backing and protecting him as he maintains power so it looks an awful lot to me like they are in with him just fine. If they've been running Syria as a "client state" for decades, then they've been okay with him in power.

Assad is about as Shia as Obama was Christian, but I guess he'll do for now, for the clerics in Iran.

I'm really uncomfortable with the long game Iran is running around the world. They want to be a (the) world power with a global Caliphate and they're doing great turning Europe into one, and manipulating US politics as we ignore them.

I think Bush had a good idea with squeezing them between Iraq and Afghanistan, but he didn't count on the feckless US public and treasonous Democratic party.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:33 AM (39g3+)

633 Tom Jones?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 07, 2017 12:33 AM (IqV8l)

634
IDF has a special unit for high functioning autistics to work on cyber
---
so Mossad = 4Chan?

OMG!!!!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 07, 2017 12:34 AM (eWibR)

635 627 CaliGirl, give you some hints:

1980...
Also did a duet with Olivia Newton-John...
The 'British Elvis'...
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 12:31 AM (qazQh)

I still don't know, I'd have to search for who it is.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 07, 2017 12:34 AM (YsN7f)

636 I do believe the Spanish Navy has one Frigate capable of firing it's Phalanx CIWS. Unfortunately it's out of bullets.


Its the HMS Fife. The skipper keeps one depleted uranium core bullet in his pocket.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2017 12:34 AM (JZdsf)

637 That last picture brings to mind two signs that the great Wilson Mizner posted when he managed a Chicago hotel:

NO OPIUM SMOKING IN THE ELEVATORS

CARRY OUT YOUR OWN DEAD

Posted by: DynamiteDan at April 07, 2017 12:34 AM (4x98+)

638 So, today our son got in the mail some solicitation
for the Navy. I guess he'll get more of those now that's he's about to
be a senior. Funny, he was in the 8th grade he wanted to be in the Air
Force. I wouldn't have a problem with him joining the military-except
for regular mom type worry about safety as. I think it's an honorable
profession, but there's not going to let someone who has been diagnosed
with high functioning autism in the military, are they?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:15 AM (fDdVG)

It probably depends... if he can handle the physical aspects and has gotten through school in regular classes, they might take him. I don't think Aspergers is on the list of conditions that is automatically disqualifying so it would probably be decided on a case by case basis.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 07, 2017 12:34 AM (FTXAT)

639 Gay, gay, gay.

Yessir, I'm right gay.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:35 AM (JZdsf)

640 who said they are all in with Assad?

Well they are backing and protecting him as he maintains power so it looks an awful lot to me like they are in with him just fine. If they've been running Syria as a "client state" for decades, then they've been okay with him in power.

Assad is about as Shia as Obama was Christian, but I guess he'll do for now, for the clerics in Iran.

I'm really uncomfortable with the long game Iran is running around the world. They want to be a (the) world power with a global Caliphate and they're doing great turning Europe into one, and manipulating US politics as we ignore them.

I think Bush had a good idea with squeezing them between Iraq and Afghanistan, but he didn't count on the feckless US public and treasonous Democratic party.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor




no they want to be in a position to control syria with or without assad. have to be in it to win it and they are all over the ground in syria with troops and allies.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 07, 2017 12:35 AM (cPsPa)

641 Well you came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away, oh Andy
And you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Andy...

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:36 AM (hVdx9)

642 Evening all.

Sleep, work. Sleep, work. That's pretty much it for now.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 07, 2017 12:37 AM (D2vc1)

643 I don't think he'd have a problem with the physical aspects. He runs track and cross country. Given the fact that he has some problems with social interaction I'm not sure the military would be a good fit. On the other hand, he does fine with the boys on the track cross country team. They seem to accept him in working towards a goal together.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:37 AM (fDdVG)

644 Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 07, 2017 12:30 AM (7dpmG)

Good call. Think I'll go listen.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 07, 2017 12:37 AM (/tuJf)

645 HEATHEN!!! {throws Jello Salad}
Posted by: Presbyterian Liberation Front
---------------

My concerns confirmed.

*punches Launch button*

Posted by: Methodist at April 07, 2017 12:37 AM (/ZEVC)

646 607: That reminded of a song, "You Ain't Worth the Salt in My Tears".

How does it go -- it had a real catchy tune:

You never loved me, pushed and shoved me...
Feeling neglected, used and rejected..
Maybe you picked him, found your next victim...



I saw you laugh when the knife was twisted,
It still hurts, but the pain has shifted...

But I won't cry for the wasted years,
'Cause you ain't worth the salt in my tears...

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 07, 2017 12:38 AM (aKqWT)

647 641 Well you came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away, oh Andy
And you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Andy...
Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:36 AM (hVdx9)

I like that song either way you sing it

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 07, 2017 12:39 AM (YsN7f)

648 *punches Launch button*
Posted by: Methodist
--------------

In a few minutes you will be hit by a plate of deviled eggs...which have been unrefrigerated since last Saturday.

Posted by: Methodist at April 07, 2017 12:39 AM (/ZEVC)

649 641 Well you came and you gave without taking

But I sent you away, oh Andy

And you kissed me and stopped me from shaking

And I need you today, oh Andy...

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:36 AM (hVdx9)



I like that song either way you sing it

Posted by: CaliGirl
****

My ode to being gay!

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:40 AM (hVdx9)

650 Well, g'night, all.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 07, 2017 12:40 AM (QW2y4)

651 Hmm, well, I admit that I entertain a latent resentment towards Presbyterians.
Posted by: Methodist at April 07, 2017 12:28 AM (/ZEVC)

LOL. That's because John Wesley said predestination was a "pernicious doctrine."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:40 AM (fDdVG)

652 Steve,

Cliff Richard, I've never heard of him.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 07, 2017 12:40 AM (YsN7f)

653 And I need you today, oh Andy...

You stay away from Andy. He's mine, and no one is taking him away from me.

Posted by: Woody at April 07, 2017 12:40 AM (IcT7t)

654 no they want to be in a position to control syria with or without assad.

Well here's my thinking.

If they are basically running Syria, they could put someone else they like better in power if they wanted to. They have not. They are actively defending Assad right now. That suggests that they must like him at least a little.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:41 AM (39g3+)

655 Well you came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away, oh Andy
And you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Andy...
Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:36 AM (hVdx9)

I like that song either way you sing it
Posted by: CaliGirl at April




well, the first line has something of a different meaning once you know he is gay. more of a complaint than anything.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 07, 2017 12:41 AM (cPsPa)

656 I have been to many church dinners. I can't recall many jello things (Is this really a Lutheran thing) or deviled eggs, for that matter although there are more deviled eggs than jello things.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:41 AM (fDdVG)

657 CaliGirl: ding ding ding!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 12:42 AM (qazQh)

658 And I need you today, oh Andy...

You stay away from Andy. He's mine, and no one is taking him away from me.

Posted by: Woody
****

There's enough "Randy Andy" for both of us. I'll flip a coin and you call heads or tails.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:42 AM (hVdx9)

659 650 Well, g'night, all.
Posted by: Trimegistus at April 07, 2017 12:40 AM (QW2y4)

Goodnight.

I'm out for the night as well.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 07, 2017 12:42 AM (YsN7f)

660 Well here's my thinking.

If they are basically running Syria, they could put someone else they like better in power if they wanted to. They have not. They are actively defending Assad right now. That suggests that they must like him at least a little.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor




well, the problem is the russian plans for syria may be very different than the iranian plans.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 07, 2017 12:43 AM (cPsPa)

661 I'm reminded of Melissa Etheridge, whose songs I didn't like nearly as much when I found out she was a full-in man-hating lesbian. Sort of took the charm away.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:43 AM (39g3+)

662 There's enough "Randy Andy" for both of us. I'll flip a coin and you call heads or tails.

Reach for the sky!

Posted by: Woody at April 07, 2017 12:44 AM (IcT7t)

663 Cliff Richard is one of these singers who is far better known in the UK than here in the US, although in 1979-80 there was a huge push by his record company, EMI, to popularize him here.

He had two hits ("We Can't Talk Anymore" and "A Little In Love"), a kinda-sorta third one ("Suddenly" with Olivia Newton-John from the Xanadu soundtrack), and then disappeared again without a trace. I know that later on, he also did backup on a gospel track by Van Morrison.

But I've read Cliff is also well-known as an open Christian, and has been for quite some time, which I believe is especially unusual in oh-so-secular England and Europe these days.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 12:44 AM (qazQh)

664 That's because John Wesley said predestination was a "pernicious doctrine."
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
---------------

That's true, but not at the root of my distrust. It's the insistence that they be forgiven their debts.

Posted by: Methodist at April 07, 2017 12:45 AM (/ZEVC)

665 I have been to many church dinners. I can't recall many jello things (Is this really a Lutheran thing) or deviled eggs, for that matter although there are more deviled eggs than jello things.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Our potlucks are always populated with platters of deviled eggs.

Posted by: Methodist at April 07, 2017 12:47 AM (/ZEVC)

666 There's enough "Randy Andy" for both of us. I'll flip a coin and you call heads or tails.

Reach for the sky!


Posted by: Woody
****

What if I want to reach for that guy? Oh, you said the sky.
Silly me.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:47 AM (hVdx9)

667 Posted by: Methodist at April 07, 2017 12:45 AM (/ZEVC)

Theological witticisms. Well done. :^)

How do you feel about the Eastern Orthodox who say "Deliver us from the evil one" rather than just "Deliver us from evil"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:48 AM (fDdVG)

668 What if I want to reach for that guy? Oh, you said the sky.
Silly me.

This town ain't big enough for the two of us.

Posted by: Woody at April 07, 2017 12:48 AM (IcT7t)

669 648 *punches Launch button*
Posted by: Methodist
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In a few minutes you will be hit by a plate of deviled eggs...which have been unrefrigerated since last Saturday.
Posted by: Methodist



{throws copies of Institutes of the Christian Religion}

Posted by: Presbyterian Liberation Front at April 07, 2017 12:48 AM (pY+s4)

670 Posted by: Methodist at April 07, 2017 12:45 AM (/ZEVC)



Theological witticisms. Well done. :^)



How do you feel about the Eastern Orthodox who say "Deliver us from the evil one" rather than just "Deliver us from evil"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke
*****

That clearly, they cannot count.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:49 AM (hVdx9)

671 every picture tells a story about doughnuts...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 07, 2017 12:49 AM (eWibR)

672 That's true, but not at the root of my distrust. It's the insistence that they be forgiven their debts.

Reminds me of the split in the Roman Catholic Church that was over several things, but the trigger was the Homoousios Clause in the Nicene Creed: was the Holy Spirit sent by the Father, or the Father and the Son?

We Christians find a lot of stuff to fight over, stuff I'm sure that has God facepalming.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:49 AM (39g3+)

673 What if I want to reach for that guy? Oh, you said the sky.
Silly me.
This town ain't big enough for the two of us.

Posted by: Woody
*****
Ummm, then why don't you leave? You're such a silly goose.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:50 AM (hVdx9)

674 Andy is mine! All mine.

But he can keep that idiot Opey....

Posted by: Helen Crump at April 07, 2017 12:51 AM (aKqWT)

675 osted by: Presbyterian Liberation Front at April 07, 2017 12:48 AM (pY+s4)

You folks are quite funny and I'd like to stay to make jokes about theology and church dinners, but I have to be up in four hours.

I think the best thing about church dinners is when people bring things in crock pots. Whatever is in those usually turns about to be very good.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:51 AM (fDdVG)

676 rats: i was gonna check out the war bird page, but it's like 100 scripts running there.

FTS.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 07, 2017 12:51 AM (eWibR)

677 osted by: Presbyterian Liberation Front at April 07, 2017 12:48 AM (pY+s4)



You folks are quite funny and I'd like to stay to make jokes about
theology and church dinners, but I have to be up in four hours.



I think the best thing about church dinners is when people bring
things in crock pots. Whatever is in those usually turns about to be
very good.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke
****

What kind of pot? Ohhhh.
I'm not sure why I am hearing things.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:53 AM (hVdx9)

678 where did this thread go so wrong so fast?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 07, 2017 12:53 AM (cPsPa)

679 A doughnut hole would be a great place for some jello. Think about it. Chocolate covered grape jello. Even better if there's a nice big chunk of banana or pear in the jello.

Would need a name though and I'll leave that to more creative people.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 12:54 AM (d76uN)

680 Ummm, then why don't you leave? You're such a silly goose.

Somebody's poisoned the waterhole!

Posted by: Woody at April 07, 2017 12:54 AM (IcT7t)

681 where did this thread go so wrong so fast?

Posted by: yankeefifth
****

I think this thread is fabulous.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:54 AM (hVdx9)

682 Prayers for you and your family Fenelon. You had mentioned Fenspouse had interviewed somewhere else, less physically demanding. Is it possible they would come back with an offer. I know it's not good form to accept a position and then leave for another, but it's also important to take care of one's health. Either way, God will guide and protect you all.

Posted by: gracepc at April 07, 2017 12:55 AM (OU4q6)

683 Ummm, then why don't you leave? You're such a silly goose.

Somebody's poisoned the waterhole!

Posted by: Woody
****

I'll help suck out the poison!

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 12:56 AM (hVdx9)

684 I'll help suck out the poison!

I was close to being scared that time.

Posted by: Woody at April 07, 2017 12:57 AM (IcT7t)

685 That's true, but not at the root of my distrust. It's the insistence that they be forgiven their debts.



Reminds me of the split in the Roman Catholic Church that was over
several things, but the trigger was the Homoousios Clause in the Nicene
Creed: was the Holy Spirit sent by the Father, or the Father and the
Son?



We Christians find a lot of stuff to fight over, stuff I'm sure that has God facepalming.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:49 AM (39g3+)

That's nothing... the Russian Orthodox church had a schism over whether you make the sign of the cross with two fingers held together or three.

Posted by: redbanzai at April 07, 2017 12:58 AM (FTXAT)

686 Posted by: gracepc at April 07, 2017 12:55 AM (OU4q6)

He interviewed with the Police Department as a sort of Administrative aide, but I think they will hire a female and one who knows police procedure. Other than that, he's quite qualified for the job. He's just not a 30 year old woman. Thanks for the affirmation. We believe that God does and will take care of us. It's just a bit stressful right now and given my own health issues I cannot work full time.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:58 AM (fDdVG)

687 Cliff Richard is one of these singers who is far better known in the UK than here in the US, although in 1979-80 there was a huge push by his record company, EMI, to popularize him here.

He had two hits ("We Can't Talk Anymore" and "A Little In Love"), a kinda-sorta third one ("Suddenly" with Olivia Newton-John from the Xanadu soundtrack), and then disappeared again without a trace. I know that later on, he also did backup on a gospel track by Van Morrison.

But I've read Cliff is also well-known as an open Christian, and has been for quite some time, which I believe is especially unusual in oh-so-secular England and Europe these days.


Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 12:44 AM


"Wired For Sound" didn't chart in the US?

Posted by: otho at April 07, 2017 12:59 AM (lmIoG)

688 Posted by: gracepc at April 07, 2017 12:55 AM (OU4q6)

And thanks very much for the prayers

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:59 AM (fDdVG)

689 Would need a name though and I'll leave that to more creative people.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois
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Well, jelly-stuffed doughnuts have been around for a while - sufganiyot

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 07, 2017 01:02 AM (ZO497)

690
I remember reading something about this "continuous stew" they used to do back the Middle Ages, Brit Isles, I think, maybe elsewhere.

The taverns/inns would have a huge stew pot over the fire, and they'd just keep adding stuff everyday, vegetables and whatever meat they killed.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 07, 2017 01:02 AM (aKqWT)

691 otho, per Wiki, doesn't look like it.

I don't think Cliff Richard ever had a hit album in the US. Just those singles.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 01:02 AM (qazQh)

692 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 07, 2017 01:02 AM (ZO497)

This would be jello salad in the hole of a doughnut. Not a jelly stuffed doughnut. So IMHO a new name would be needed.

A Jellnut? A Doughello?

IDK.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 01:05 AM (d76uN)

693 Posted by: DynamiteDan at April 07, 2017 12:34 AM (4x98+)

HA. Reminds me when I was working in the Republic of Georgia. New International hotel (can't remember which one) where Westerners, Mafia, "businessmen" of all nationalities etc. gathered to meet. Big sign: PLEASE CHECK YOUR WEAPONS AT THE FRONT DESK.

Posted by: gracepc at April 07, 2017 01:05 AM (OU4q6)

694 otho, per Wiki, doesn't look like it.

I don't think Cliff Richard ever had a hit album in the US. Just those singles.


Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 01:02 AM


Well... there you go. That's a bit surprising.

Posted by: otho at April 07, 2017 01:07 AM (lmIoG)

695 How do you feel about the Eastern Orthodox who say "Deliver us from the evil one" rather than just "Deliver us from evil"?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Neutral

Posted by: Methodist at April 07, 2017 01:07 AM (/ZEVC)

696 "Please check your weapons at the front desk!"

**BANG**

"Or, you know, don't. We're not the cops."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 01:07 AM (qazQh)

697 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:49 AM (39g3+)

Not homoousios ("of one being"). It was filioque ("and from the Son"), and Rome added it because there were still Arians among the various barbarian hordes causing problems, but they didn't go through an ecumenical council first, which made Constantinople all huffy.

Rome: Is it wrong?
Constantinople: Well... no, but... but... you can't just ADD to a CREED like that!!!

And around and around they went until they mutually excommunicated each other.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 07, 2017 01:08 AM (saTNN)

698 "Continuous stew"... Hunter's pot?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 01:08 AM (kP16F)

699 "Big sign: PLEASE CHECK YOUR WEAPONS AT THE FRONT DESK."

Was there an extra charge for in room assassinations?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 01:09 AM (d76uN)

700 . Big sign: PLEASE CHECK YOUR WEAPONS AT THE FRONT DESK.
Posted by: gracepc
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I have visited biker bars where the customers were expected to hand over their firearms to the bartender while on the premises.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 07, 2017 01:09 AM (ZO497)

701 JS, Mayer handles the jazzy EotW stuff in that Alpine set

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 07, 2017 01:10 AM (7dpmG)

702 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 12:58 AM (fDdVG)

Perhaps you haven't been keeping up, but he could self identify as a 30 year old woman.

I am in a similar situation as you all, so I do understand a bit. Faith, family and friends

Posted by: gracepc at April 07, 2017 01:11 AM (OU4q6)

703 I did check my weapon at the Front Desk. I went up to the counter, showed the agent all the bullets inside of it, then put it back in my pocket and went up to my room.

Posted by: qdp "Fat Tony" steve at April 07, 2017 01:12 AM (qazQh)

704 "Hello ! Front Desk. This Gregory Ystepanovich in Room 510. Please send two maids and an undertaker for clean up.

Das Vydania Tovarich!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 01:13 AM (d76uN)

705 Perhaps you haven't been keeping up, but he could self identify as a 30 year old woman.

LOL. He might identify as such. Nobody else would. ;^) Yes, faith family and friends are a great blessing and FenSpouse and I pray every day together. I will keep you and yours in prayer too, Grace.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 01:13 AM (fDdVG)

706 The more I dig into this it looks like you're right, Iran is for some reason backing Assad, which makes no sense to me. He's hardly their kind of guy.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Are you fucking serious?

Posted by: H1b overseas at April 07, 2017 01:15 AM (GgzGa)

707 "Hello ! Front Desk. This Gregory Ystepanovich in Room 510. Please send two maids and an undertaker for clean up.

Also lots of magic erasers, or maybe just paint. Somebody appears to have spilled barbecue sauce everywhere.

Posted by: qdp "Fat Tony" steve at April 07, 2017 01:15 AM (qazQh)

708 Syria is a convenient way for Iran to get at Israel, as is Lebanon...

their entire government is powered by Jew-hate.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 07, 2017 01:19 AM (eWibR)

709 Back in my biker days, I was sent on emissary sort of mission by my club to another club... I rarely carried when I rode, but I did that time just so I'd have A Weapon to check for appearances at the other organisation's clubhouse!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 01:20 AM (kP16F)

710 Posted by: qdp "Fat Tony" steve at April 07, 2017 01:15 AM (qazQh)

Get yer alibi ready.

CSI Tbilisi will soon be on the case.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 01:21 AM (d76uN)

711 >> "Continuous stew"... Hunter's pot?

Perpetual stew, that's (one of the terms). Indeed, hunter's pot, or hunter's stew as well.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 07, 2017 01:21 AM (aKqWT)

712 Very cool thing about the Dead, it was a true circus without a net

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 07, 2017 01:25 AM (7dpmG)

713 Mad Max checking his weapons (all of them!) at Barter Town!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 01:26 AM (kP16F)

714 Back in my biker days, I was sent on emissary sort of mission by my club to another club... I rarely carried when I rode, but I did that time just so I'd have A Weapon to check for appearances at the other organisation's clubhouse!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles


Was that a 1%er thing or a weekend ride thing?

Posted by: H1b overseas at April 07, 2017 01:26 AM (GgzGa)

715 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2017 01:13 AM (fDdVG)

A little laughter. And thank you for remembering me in your prayers.

Posted by: gracepc at April 07, 2017 01:30 AM (OU4q6)

716 their entire government is powered by Jew-hate.

Explains 0bama's affinity for them.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 07, 2017 01:31 AM (IcT7t)

717 Posted by: qdp "Fat Tony" steve at April 07, 2017 01:12 AM (qazQh)

Pretty much how it went.

Posted by: gracepc at April 07, 2017 01:35 AM (OU4q6)

718 It was a mixed bag, the MC thing... Our club had both! Two camps: family guys, mostly veterans with jobs, etc - like me, and the other camp - drug dealers, felons, etc.....

Being in other clubs' "territories" as we were, we needed approval to exist by at least one of the larger clubs. That time, I was sent to make peace with the dread Pagan's!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 01:36 AM (kP16F)

719 "...but there's not going to let someone who has been diagnosed with high functioning autism in the military, are they?"
---
only as an officer.


Posted by: redc1c4 at April 07, 2017 12:28 AM (eWibR)


As a former intel officer, I swear that half of the intel corp is undiagnosed aspies...

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 07, 2017 01:37 AM (Tnhbr)

720 As a former intel officer, I swear that half of the intel corp is undiagnosed aspies...
Posted by: Colorado Alex
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A friend of mine was responsible for assignments, we he often laughed as we he read over the files as we were doing that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 07, 2017 01:41 AM (ZO497)

721 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat tonight. Happy Friday!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 07, 2017 01:42 AM (qazQh)

722 Posted by : publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 07, 2017 01:02 AM (aKqWT)

We call that soup in my family. Now some refrigerate it overnight. Some of the olders leave it on stove, giving it a good boil in the am.

When I was younger I was charged with cleaning out the fridge. But never without supervision. I would pull something out I was sure should be tossed and they would look at it and shrug "Good for soup" and back into the fridge or into the pot it went. Slovak.

Posted by: gracepc at April 07, 2017 01:42 AM (OU4q6)

723 I'm out. Possibility of snow tonight. Drizzly, gusty winds, 38 deg. and dropping. Probably snowing now 1000 feet higher up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 07, 2017 01:47 AM (ZO497)

724 gracepc - Metechi Palace, probably?


Early on (93-96ish), but especially 93, the local biznyessmeni (from whichever mafia/gang) would ostentatiously walk around the metal detector - which probably didn't work anyway - at that front entrance.


Perhaps you can confirm this, as it's hard to believe, but true - in that period, your hip Tblisi mafia types literally wore chalk stripe suits, and often tucked a handgun in the front of their belt.


At one point the gang, er, "company" that provided security for the Metechi lost their contract, and for some reason shortly thereafter a curious incident occurred, wherein some gentlement entered the big atrium there on the ground floor and fired AKs at the hotel business offices up on the 2nd floor.


Was a good day when alternative places to stay appeared. "Betsy's Place" was the best of them.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 07, 2017 01:50 AM (cJDvr)

725 I remember reading something about this "continuous stew" they used to do back the Middle Ages, Brit Isles, I think, maybe elsewhere.

The taverns/inns would have a huge stew pot over the fire, and they'd just keep adding stuff everyday, vegetables and whatever meat they killed.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at April 07, 2017 01:02 AM (aKqWT)


My brother worked at Hardee's as his first job (this was over 40 years ago). He told me about how they just kept adding mashed potatoes to the chafing dish or whatever you call it, without ever cleaning it, so conceivably if you were eating at Hardee's you could get bits of mashed potatoes that were years old. Of course I was maybe 8 years old at the time, and he was a surly teenager, so he might have been pulling my leg...

Posted by: Average Guy at April 07, 2017 01:51 AM (LMcFk)

726 and they would look at it and shrug "Good for soup" and back into the fridge or into the pot it went. Slovak.
Posted by: gracepc


golupkis: a dish and onomatopoeia.

Posted by: H1b overseas at April 07, 2017 01:54 AM (GgzGa)

727 I see the Syrian okeedoke has had the intended effect.

War mongers McCain and Graham are busting their buttons.

Deep state 1

Trump 0

Posted by: Kreplach at April 07, 2017 02:01 AM (EMDG1)

728 Posted by: Kreplach at April 07, 2017 02:01 AM (EMDG1)

I'm not keeping up on it. On purpose. What kind of damage was caused by the Tomahawks? How many of Assad's Planes were destroyed? What were the Syrian Losses here?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 02:06 AM (d76uN)

729 Posted by: rhomboid at April 07, 2017 01:50 AM (cJDvr)

Pravda.

I had forgotten the name of the Hotel. I remember the suits and the junior wanna bes dressing in shiny track suits, weapons visible, in and out of BMWs.

Georgia was really interesting to me. Had some great food. But bizarre
experiences. Faked eating a goat's eye -- don't you love the
delicacies? You think I would have learned with my first "sea cucumber".

Posted by: gracepc at April 07, 2017 02:06 AM (OU4q6)

730 So the F1 cars could drive, but because the medical helicopters "can't" fly because a) China smog and b) chickenshit^10, Formula 1 practice is on hold.

Never mind that a helicopter, apparently flown by a non-EUnuch, is actually being filmed in the air as this ultimate bullshit is unfolding.

Fuck you, Charlie.


Posted by: Fuck you, Charlie at April 07, 2017 02:10 AM (wpC7C)

731 Posted by: H1b overseas at April 07, 2017 01:54 AM (GgzGa)

We call them halupkis. Small differences throughout. But some people take it really seriously. Interesting.

Posted by: gracepc at April 07, 2017 02:12 AM (OU4q6)

732 @728

Damage to Syrian airforce unknown.

Team warmonger had been agitating for a strike on Assad, conveniently footage of "chemical" attack magically appears and voila air strikes on Assad and tension between the US and Russia.

Deep State 1
Trump 0

Posted by: Kreplach at April 07, 2017 02:14 AM (EMDG1)

733 What were the Syrian Losses here?
Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 02:06 AM (d76uN)
---
my favorite news report so far is that ISIS and AlQ are supposedly praising Trump for doing this...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 07, 2017 02:17 AM (eWibR)

734 Car racing disrupted by clouds.

Jesus Christ, go fuck yourself, FIA.

Posted by: Fuck you, Charlie at April 07, 2017 02:18 AM (wpC7C)

735 Deep State 1

Trump 0///

Trump actually responds to provocation.

Bad actor nations Pee their pants for the first time in 8 years.
Trump 1

Posted by: OXY Moron at April 07, 2017 02:19 AM (hYjJg)

736 Posted by: Kreplach at April 07, 2017 02:14 AM (EMDG1)

As stated above many times, the Russians were informed that the attack was going to take place and the Russians didn't inform Assad.

That doesn't sound like tension to me.

I'm gonna wait until the damage assessment is out on how much if any, Assad's capabilities have been degraded. Since to my knowledge, absolutely no Command, Control was targeted, just this one airbase, was hit.


Until I have better info I'm gonna call this a bit of kabuki on President Trump's part.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 02:22 AM (d76uN)

737 G'night everyone.

Montrose, "Jump On It": https://youtu.be/vWGPUIuExr8 (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 07, 2017 02:25 AM (IcT7t)

738 Iran is for some reason backing Assad, which makes no sense to me. ...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Syria and Iran have been buddies for decades. ...
Posted by: Jean at April 07, 2017 12:22 AM (CLJ33)


It's the pipeline.

money, money, money
money, money, money
money makes the world go 'round
the world go 'round
that clinking, clanking sound

Posted by: gNewt at April 07, 2017 02:28 AM (fagTl)

739 ~800 is the proper length for an ONT.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2017 02:29 AM (VdICR)

740 Out. Thanks everyone. Tomorrow, a tsunami of hypocrisy from the Left, the Democrats and the MSM.

Posted by: gracepc at April 07, 2017 02:30 AM (OU4q6)

741 Team warmonger had been agitating for a strike on Assad, conveniently footage of "chemical" attack magically appears and voila air strikes on Assad and tension between the US and Russia.

Deep State 1
Trump 0

Posted by: Kreplach at April 07, 2017 02:14 AM (EMDG1)



ABC News, tonight, said that the United States had lied in the past about Syria not having gas.

NO, ABC, Obama lied. Obama said he negotiated the gas away from Assad to Russia.

They would choke on it before saying Obama.

Posted by: gNewt at April 07, 2017 02:32 AM (fagTl)

742 You could use a new Thought Criminal ID, gNewt...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 02:37 AM (kP16F)

743 -Posted by: gNewt at April 07, 2017 02:32 AM (fagTl)

John Kerry, to be more precise. I re3member him pronouncing it, speechifying it and tweeting it so everyone heard.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 07, 2017 02:39 AM (6gk0M)

744 It irks me that in John Wick 2 he kills two guys with a pencil. I was sold a bill of goods, sir, for three. But on the whole, a good movie and a good sequel.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2017 02:45 AM (VdICR)

745 Tweets don't just go away. Cocksucker like Kerry will be held to a standard he isn't used to. The traitorous fucker will probably wonder why the world is suddenly so mean to him.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2017 02:55 AM (VdICR)

746 You could use a new Thought Criminal ID, gNewt...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 02:37 AM (kP16F)
***********************

Are you saying I'm an idolator?

Posted by: gNewt at April 07, 2017 02:58 AM (fagTl)

747 Yes... And possibly a sodomite as well!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 03:00 AM (kP16F)

748 NTTAWWT...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 03:01 AM (kP16F)

749 Well, I have looked at a few horses. But only in the eye.

Posted by: gNewt at April 07, 2017 03:05 AM (fagTl)

750 Sometimes, when I sense a sock, I'll search the page with the hash to identify the miscreant... I suppose a lot of others do as well... And your hash is memorable for obvious reasons -- I doubt any Pixy magic could change it, though...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 03:07 AM (kP16F)

751 Mornin'

Here's Horace Kephart, "The Father of Modern Camping" on "Skilligalee" aka "skilly", or continuous stew, written in 1917:

The best thing in a fixed camp is the stock-pot. A large covered pot or enameled pail is reserved for this and nothing else. Into it go all the clean fag-ends of game - heads, tails, wings, feet, giblets, large bones-also the leftovers of fish, flesh and fowl, of any and all sorts of vegetables, rice, or other cereals, macaroni, stale bread, everything edible except fat.

This pot is always kept hot. Its flavors are forever changing but ever welcome. It is always ready, day or night, for the hungry varlet who missed connections or who wants a bite between meals. No cook who values his peace of mind will fail to have skilly simmering at all hours.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 07, 2017 03:14 AM (ul9CR)

752 This pot is always kept hot. Its flavors are forever changing but ever
welcome. It is always ready, day or night, for the hungry varlet who
missed connections or who wants a bite between meals. No cook who
values his peace of mind will fail to have skilly simmering at all
hours.
---
GAG...

better a ham and turkey loaf MRE or a can of ham and mothers from an old C-rat.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 07, 2017 03:20 AM (eWibR)

753 Mon estomac!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 03:21 AM (kP16F)

754 Mon estomac!?????

Mon Mothma's less famous little Sister?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at April 07, 2017 03:26 AM (d76uN)

755 Barrel time for Pixy.

Posted by: gNewt at April 07, 2017 03:26 AM (3r2w8)

756 GAG...

better a ham and turkey loaf MRE or a can of ham and mothers from an old C-rat.


Yeah, it sounds disgusting. But I enjoy reading Kephart's stuff. It's a window into an American past that's all but forgotten. Ironically, part of the reason it's forgotten is because of Kephart himself, who pushed unrelentingly and successfully for the massive Federal takeover of public lands.

As I read his stuff, I can't help thinking, "nice of you to enjoy it and tell us all about it before you denied the rest of us a chance to do what you did."


Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 07, 2017 03:29 AM (ul9CR)

757 I've got a 4-quart crock pot with a warm setting. It stays on and is always good. And I am hardly any kind of cook.


Mogwai, Take Me Somewhere Nice

https://youtu.be/luM6oeCM7Yw


Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2017 03:29 AM (VdICR)

758 Doris Day has a less famous sister... Agnes!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 03:33 AM (kP16F)

759 Mogwai, Take Me Somewhere Nice

https://youtu.be/luM6oeCM7Yw


My favorite Mogwai album. They have lots of great albums, but there's just something about Rock Action that really resonates with me. Maybe it's the use of (some) vocals on that one.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 07, 2017 03:35 AM (ul9CR)

760 Whoa! A new Thought Criminal ID...

*ponders the implications

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 03:35 AM (kP16F)

761 Flash and the Pan, "Hey, St. Peter"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/mt8zvy2

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 07, 2017 03:37 AM (ul9CR)

762 Now its Friday, just missed the Chinese Grand Prix practice.
Good morning horde

Oh and see this President isn't pussy footing around

Posted by: Skip at April 07, 2017 03:41 AM (Ot7+c)

763 Bill Burr, Helicopter tour

https://youtu.be/S9ZSzuj1UpA

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2017 03:41 AM (VdICR)

764 "Hey, St Peter"! I remember that tune! I was actually living in NYC at the time when I first heard it... It was at that moment, that I decided to leave!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles at April 07, 2017 03:42 AM (kP16F)

765 While everyone was going on about Pink Floyd's The Wall, there was another contemporaneous concept album that went criminally unheralded: The Motors' TENEMENT STEPS. Reduced to the founding duo of Nick Garvey and Andy McMaster (and a pile of studio musicians and backing vocalists) after the departure of drummer Ricky Slaughter and guitarist Bram Tchaikovsky, The Motors unleashed as their final act a masterpiece of power pop-cum-art rock with some prog elements.

The stupendous single, "Love and Loneliness" had more hooks than a tackle box:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l46e6bh

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 07, 2017 03:56 AM (ul9CR)

766 I'm the new spokesman for My Pillow!

Posted by: Garrett Morris at April 07, 2017 04:01 AM (bc2Lc)

767 758 Doris Day has a less famous sister... Agnes!

She had a dog named Opus.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 07, 2017 04:03 AM (ul9CR)

768 So I didn't miss Friday practice, happened before with the Chinese global warming deniers

Posted by: Skip at April 07, 2017 04:05 AM (Ot7+c)

769 WWI was going to happen eventually, sooner or later. That assassination was just the convenient excuse.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 07, 2017 12:04 AM (39g3+)


All those interconnected 'trip-wire' treaties/land mines. They were just as big a mess as Father's Day in Harlem.

Posted by: RickZ at April 07, 2017 04:52 AM (hkdnQ)

770 I enjoyed the Andrew Sullivan piece and what he admits when he quickly passes over "The Bell Curve" :

"The genetic aspect could be and was exploited by racists and bigots. "

Not that it was wrong.
Not that it was disproven repeatedly by future research by ___ and ___.

Just that the research could be exploited by meanies who don't understand science.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 07, 2017 05:22 AM (fD1ST)

771 Damage to Syrian airforce unknown.

Team warmonger had been agitating for a strike on Assad, conveniently footage of "chemical" attack magically appears and voila air strikes on Assad and tension between the US and Russia.

Deep State 1
Trump 0
Posted by: Kreplach

Come on. Look at as a jobs program.

Posted by: Jean at April 07, 2017 05:26 AM (xvH+/)

772 Hillary has announced she won't run again....

"I am looking at doing interesting things -- I don't think that will include ever running for office again," she added.

Don't say never, Hillary, the country need you, now more than ever!! /sarc

Posted by: Colin at April 07, 2017 05:51 AM (RS7vk)

773 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 07, 2017 05:54 AM (u82oZ)

774 772 Colin

Bad examples are always useful.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 07, 2017 05:56 AM (u82oZ)

775 Let's smile and be happy and strike fear into people picking up soap in the shower.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at April 07, 2017 06:15 AM (vRcUp)

776 Actually slept through the night for a change so very late to the thread. But thanks, WeirdDave, for all the great content.

Posted by: JTB at April 07, 2017 06:18 AM (V+03K)

777 mornin'

Posted by: wing at April 07, 2017 06:22 AM (Ohl7S)

778 Doris Day has a less famous sister... Agnes!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoickles


In my reimagining of Dragnet, Joe Friday will be named Monday Thursday.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at April 07, 2017 06:29 AM (vRcUp)

779 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 07, 2017 06:31 AM (J+eG2)

780 Just the feet, ma'am.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at April 07, 2017 06:33 AM (vRcUp)

781 So Hillary is reported to have said

1. I would have done the same thing that the President did with the missile attack


2. I don't think I ever want to run for political office again



Today may turn out to be a good day after all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 07, 2017 06:35 AM (J+eG2)

782 Mom already having a bad day. Dad calls them 'daze.'

Posted by: Princess Chelsea at April 07, 2017 06:38 AM (bc2Lc)

783 Big news.

The baby giraffe has been born.

Not that one. Toledo Zoo.
130 pounds, 5'7", mother and calf both fine.
Not much PR at the Toledo Zoo. Awfully quiet giraffe.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 07, 2017 06:40 AM (H5rtT)

784 Opus was Doris' famous brother! Front man for The Knights!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at April 07, 2017 06:41 AM (kP16F)

785 There was a story by Lovecraft, the Thing on the Doorstep, in which an evil old wizard exchanged souls with his daughter's body so he could achieve immortality. That's how Hillary will run again.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 07, 2017 06:41 AM (vRcUp)

786 From far above in the thread:

I have had a sea change recently. American lives are not worth wasting on muzzie fanatics. Artillery, missiles, and anything low-risk is fine. Maybe some B-52 flights...they are still robust.

AFAIC, not one American life is worth getting into Syria. The treasonous Dems and MFM (BIRM) want to push Trump into a middle east Vietnam to destroy him.

He needs to destroy them.

Pretty girl on J.J.'s thread.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2017 06:46 AM (X6fMO)

787 The issue of Syrians is obviously important to Merkel. Why can't she negotiate with Assad? "If you bomb zem, I vill attack you. But why go through that? You have all these lovely rebels, and I would love to take them off your hands for free and bring them into my country".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 07, 2017 06:49 AM (vRcUp)

788 I saw where Israel was positive that Assad's government did the actual gassing of the civilians.


And Israel usually has pretty good intel.


And if the argument was that the Joos would lie to Trump to get him to attack, if it comes back as being a false report from them, it would destroy any further relationship between Israel and a currently very pro-Israeli Trump.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 07, 2017 06:56 AM (J+eG2)

789

The first time Assad gassed his people you could SEE it with your eyes from the Golan Heights

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 07:00 AM (9YJ4j)

790 I wake up to David Freakin Tennant? Sad Doctor? Bastards!

Posted by: KentAllard at April 07, 2017 07:01 AM (TQw9b)

791

And now comes the always handy "blame the jews"


We have people in Syria. Why do we assume this ibtel isnt from them?

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 07:02 AM (9YJ4j)

792 And now I'm reading from PJMedia and Roger Simon that Nancy Pelosi has even stated that the missile attack was the correct response..


Flying Pigs must be warming up on the flight line as we speak.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 07, 2017 07:05 AM (J+eG2)

793 I got 42 of 48 on the WWII airplane quiz.

Posted by: fluffy at April 07, 2017 07:06 AM (jw2Xw)

794

One thing that died last night was the Russian pawn story

Posted by: ThunderB at April 07, 2017 07:07 AM (9YJ4j)

795 "And now comes the always handy "blame the jews"


We have people in Syria. Why do we assume this ibtel isnt from them?"

I hope that wasn't directed at my earlier comment.

If so, I was misunderstood, or I wrote poorly.


My reference to the Israeli's was in the roll of lending credence to our own intel saying that it was an Assad government gas attack.

And that if someone wanted to go down the "Blame the Joos for lying" path, that it would make no sense for them to lie to Trump.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 07, 2017 07:08 AM (J+eG2)

796 Le NOOD.
Arriving.

Track Two


Stand clear please

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 07, 2017 07:09 AM (J+eG2)

797

I fully expect a several days long tournament of " blame the jew" from both left and right today

Posted by: ThunderBw at April 07, 2017 07:11 AM (9YJ4j)

798 >>>17 What is that gif from?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 06, 2017 10:00 PM (LTHVh)

I don't know, either.

Posted by: m at April 07, 2017 09:47 AM (Gqgs8)

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