Democratic Congressman: Maybe Trump and Putin Colluded on a Kabuki Conflict to Cover Up Their Actual Collusion in the US Election

One thing that the media continues doing is seeking out the allegedly "neutral story line" (don't comment on old posts!), a storyline which is supposedly non-partisan but which is only deployed in a partisan manner.

Suppose you agree that, in general, "Fake News" is bad and people spreading unfounded and often unbelievable conspiracy theories is likewise bad.

You might agree with the media when it makes that basic claim.

You might say that this claim, taken in and of itself, is nonpartisan. Neither party formally stands in favor of conspiracy theories and "fake news." Both are officially against such things.

The media likes deploying such "neutral" criteria as a method of indicting Republicans precisely because, by their own terms, the criteria are not partisan in nature.

But the media employs them in a very, very partisan way by only trotting out these alleged neutral criteria for criticism when the target they seek to undermine is conservative or Republican.

This is why you heard an awful lot about alleged conservative-manufactured "fake news" -- but no one in the media would correct Democrats when they pushed their own "fake news" that the "election was hacked" (suggesting manipulation of vote totals -- something that 50% of Democrats actually believe happened).

Not only did the media not correct or chastise Democrats for constantly claiming "the election was hacked," the media itself deployed that phrase hundreds and hundreds of times.

Fake news is bad -- that's a non-partisan sounding claim.

But when the media can only find fault with Republican-branded fake news, while pushing its own progressive-branded fake news, then obviously the "neutral" storyline isn't so neutral. In law, we'd say it's facially neutral, but discriminatory as applied.

The media has no criticism of Democrat Congressman Seth Moulton's unhinged Syrian Strike Trutherism-- he suggests, in a "just askin' questions" sort of plausible deniability way, that Trump colluded with Putin to pretend a disagreement over the Syria strike in order to distract from their earlier collusion over the election.

As he puts it, the strike "could very well be interpreted as an attempt by the administration to get out from under the claim that they're colluding with Russia."

He nuttered on:

"It seems like there’s a lot of evidence that members of this administration that are more concerned with Russia's goals than our own."

When Tucker Carlson pointed out that attacking a key Russian ally/client state tended to undermine the "Trump's acting as a Moscovian Candidate for Putin," Moultin doubled down:

"Well, first of all, I mean, you know, one exception does not prove the rule. I mean, you know, this could very well be interpreted as an attempt by the administration to get out from under the claim that they're colluding with Russia. But the bottom line is, that you know, we don't really know. There are a lot of things that Trump has that seem like they're to be playing right into the hands of Putin. We ought to just find out, Tucker, and I think you and I ought to be able to agree on that."

AllahPundit has more, noting that this bog-stink from the fever swamps was pushed by a member of the media (I guess), Lawrence O'Donnell, and has now made it to the mouth of an elected official in less than a week. And another "real journalist," David Corn,
listened to this nuttery and seemed fine with it.

So, by the way, did super-conservative The Rick Wilson, leader of the Crying Eagle Brigade, and Malcolm McClarren to Egg McMufin's Sex Pistols.

(Thanks to GregV61 for reminding me to point that out.)

Apart from Tucker Carlson, who obviously is not regular-media media, I don't hear much tut-tutting about the Climate of Hate Moulton is helping create with this Fake News Conspiracy Theories.

Video of Tucker's punch-up on this conspiracy queen below.

Posted by: Ace at 03:18 PM




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1 OMG...

Posted by: HH at April 11, 2017 03:19 PM (DrCtv)

2 Turtles all the way down.

Posted by: Lord Chancellor johnd01 at April 11, 2017 03:19 PM (ukNFU)

3 Rd

Posted by: Clay at April 11, 2017 03:20 PM (nRs0E)

4 top ten

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:20 PM (FZYNt)

5 top five!

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:21 PM (FZYNt)

6 That's what they want you to think...

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:21 PM (/tuJf)

7 trifecta?

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:21 PM (FZYNt)

8 This theory was already put forth by Larry O'Donnel of MSNBC with Maddow nodding like an idiot while he talked about it

Posted by: GregV61 at April 11, 2017 03:21 PM (+5nuR)

9 BRB

gotta go get my tin foil hat

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:21 PM (FZYNt)

10 Vince McMahon couldn't come up with a plot this convoluted.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2017 03:22 PM (KUaJL)

11 IDJITS

Posted by: Traddy at April 11, 2017 03:22 PM (GSJcT)

12 this is the dumbest thing I have heard since fire never melted steel

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:22 PM (FZYNt)

13 And, of course, this @sshat is my rep.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 11, 2017 03:23 PM (p+Wdc)

14 I refuse to form an opinion until former Governor Bentley weighs in. He can be trusted.

Posted by: Some Dick at April 11, 2017 03:23 PM (LbnLf)

15 This is why you heard an awful lot about alleged conservative-manufactured "fake news" -- but no one in the media would correct Democrats when they pushed their own "fake news" that the "election was hacked" (suggesting manipulation of vote totals -- something that 50% of Democrats actually believe happened).


In fairness, I think the election was hacked. The Democrats just put the faked votes in the wrong places and in the wrong amounts.

Posted by: Delta Airlines at April 11, 2017 03:23 PM (QQ+il)

16 dammit

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 11, 2017 03:23 PM (QQ+il)

17 Ugh!


Just in case you thought the Left would back off of Fake News (tm) after it's blown up in their faces......They're doubling-down: Tina Fey has a new sitcom about fake news hahahah(not)!

http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/18/
how-tina-feys-great-news-will-or-wont-tackle-fake-news/

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 03:23 PM (NOIQH)

18 We need to open the world's largest lunatic asylum for the media and leftist pols.

Call it, I don't know, California.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 11, 2017 03:24 PM (9krrF)

19 And people voted for this douche nozzle to represent them in Mordor on the Potomac.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 11, 2017 03:24 PM (FAo3p)

20 Something Something a CRAPPY VIDEO DID IT!! Made Trumpy go BOOOOOMMMMYYYY

Does that help?

Posted by: Bruce at April 11, 2017 03:24 PM (k0vjy)

21 gotta go get my tin foil hat
Posted by: Rick in SK



Shiny side out. Shiny side out!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2017 03:24 PM (EAA/O)

22 I'm not saying Guam is going to tip over but it is a possibility.

Posted by: Seth Moulton's shakey view of the world at April 11, 2017 03:24 PM (8b+oT)

23 Shhhh!!!!

Keep mentioning this and the CIA Ninja Assassin Squad will hunt you down! For Reals!

Posted by: rd at April 11, 2017 03:24 PM (iT57s)

24 Clicked to see if it was Maxine Waters...was disappointed

Posted by: Astronaut Achmed at April 11, 2017 03:25 PM (XZGD9)

25 And people voted for this douche nozzle to represent them in Mordor on the Potomac.


Posted by: Old Blue at April 11, 2017 03:24 PM


Don't look at me.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 11, 2017 03:25 PM (p+Wdc)

26 6
That's what they want you to think...

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:21 PM (/tuJf)

Ha ! Nobody can make me think! ... what?

Posted by: shit bit at April 11, 2017 03:25 PM (1isJI)

27 I'm going to be sending Rep. Moulton my on-line catalog. I sense a repeat customer with him.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet -Your Conspiracy Theory Outfitter - Reynolds Wrap 30% Off! at April 11, 2017 03:25 PM (hLRSq)

28 Maybe Trump and Putin Colluded on a Kabuki Conflict to Cover Up Their Actual Collusion in the US Election

All according to plan...

Posted by: The Stonecutters at April 11, 2017 03:25 PM (rUIbB)

29 Vince McMahon could wouldn't come up with a plot this convoluted.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2017 03:22 PM


FIFY, because the average WWE fan is smarter than the average Dem voter.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 11, 2017 03:25 PM (DMUuz)

30 You're erased!

Posted by: CIA Ninja Assassin Squad at April 11, 2017 03:25 PM (QQ+il)

31 I wish Trump would have emphasized his attack was more about upholding the United States previously threatened red line than the chemical attack itself.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 11, 2017 03:25 PM (IKy84)

32 I didn't hear, did Guam ever tip over?

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:25 PM (FZYNt)

33 He heard it from Lawrence O'Donnell so it's gotta be true.

Posted by: wth at April 11, 2017 03:26 PM (HgMAr)

34 This theory was already put forth by Larry O'Donnel of MSNBC with Maddow nodding like an idiot while he talked about it

This covers a lot of stories ...

Just sayin'

Posted by: Adriane the Coffee Critic ... at April 11, 2017 03:26 PM (AoK0a)

35 You know, one of the things I like about Tucker's show is that other than the normal talking over that is part of human conversation, he tries to listen to what the poor bleating goats he's about to T-Rex chomp are saying. It's a nice change of pace.

Good Tucker face around 10:00 or so. This is the what you are saying is so stupid I can't even deal with it variant.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:26 PM (mf5HN)

36 Army munitions dump in MO exploded. One dead says Ms. Shep.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 11, 2017 03:26 PM (LbnLf)

37 "Fake news" was never more than the next version of media BS that took the place of disgraced "fact checking"...

which dates back to "that's the way it was".

Nothing new under the sun.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 03:27 PM (MINbv)

38 Oh oh oh and 3:08 has the fuck did you just say variant. I like that one too.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:27 PM (mf5HN)

39 what a stupid time to be alive...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2017 03:27 PM (pkP0k)

40 FIFY, because the average WWE fan is smarter than the average Dem voter.

Posted by: Duncanthrax


Besides, I'm pretty sure Stephanie McMahon could take down Chelsea Clinton any day.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 11, 2017 03:27 PM (9krrF)

41 One thing I have yet to hear explained is how one "colludes" with Russia to win an election.

Posted by: GeorgiaJarhead at April 11, 2017 03:27 PM (OBM5k)

42 Larry O'Donnell on MSDNC floated this crap the other night. Guess we know what the congressman watches on late night tv.

Posted by: huerfano at April 11, 2017 03:27 PM (TO4Og)

43 dammit
Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 11, 2017 03:23 PM


Delta pulls out the win in the race for the gate!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 11, 2017 03:27 PM (DMUuz)

44 Mattis is giving a presser as I type and he says he personally reviewed the intel and there is no doubt that it was the Syrian government intentionally using chemical weapons on it's own people. So now it's Trump in collusion with both the Russians and the Syrians.

Seems likely.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:28 PM (/tuJf)

45 >>In fairness, I think the election was hacked. The Democrats just put
the faked votes in the wrong places and in the wrong amounts.


Yeah, it was "hacked", or more accurately "hijacked" in the same manner they've been doing it for decades: Fake voter registrations so people can vote multiple times (ACORN SOP), bussing people to diff counties/across state lines and doing same-day registrations to vote multiple times, immigrants voting, fake tallies by electors (see: Detroit recount), delaying overseas military absentee ballots, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 03:28 PM (NOIQH)

46 38 Oh oh oh and 3:08 has the fuck did you just say variant. I like that one too.
Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest

Tucker face is better than o-face

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:28 PM (FZYNt)

47 28 Maybe Trump and Putin Colluded on a Kabuki Conflict to Cover Up Their Actual Collusion in the US Election

----

Vlad, they're on to us already.

What should i do now Sir?

Posted by: PJT at April 11, 2017 03:28 PM (oGRue)

48 And people voted for this douche nozzle to represent them in Mordor on the Potomac.


Posted by: Old Blue at April 11, 2017 03:24 PM

In all fairness, they did get rid of him for most of the year.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet -Your Conspiracy Theory Outfitter - Reynolds Wrap 30% Off! at April 11, 2017 03:28 PM (hLRSq)

49 Democratic Congressman: Maybe Trump and Putin Colluded on a Kabuki
Conflict to Cover Up Their Actual Collusion in the US Election



Fuggit, I give up.

Throwing rope over rafter ...

Posted by: William of Ockham at April 11, 2017 03:28 PM (SRKgf)

50 I love that they keep hammering this. The way they keep pushing the Russian Conspiracy looks dumber every day, its so useful. There was a point at which they kind of had the narrative down, where it was so constant and so universal that people were going to -- if they weren't already -- start to say "well maybe they have a point, I mean they all say it."

But now they look idiotic, and the more they double down, the dumber they look.

I know why they are doing it. The left genuinely, honestly thinks that Benghazi and Fast & Furious and all the other horrific scandals during the Obama administration were meh, but the Republicans were so insistent that they fooled people. So they came up with their own version and knowing that it is lies keep repeating it because they think that's how Trump won.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 11, 2017 03:29 PM (39g3+)

51 nuttered on

Chortle,

this should end well Moron-wise.

Posted by: DaveA at April 11, 2017 03:29 PM (FhXTo)

52 Mattis is giving a presser as I type and he says he personally reviewed the intel and there is no doubt that it was the Syrian government intentionally using chemical weapons on it's own people. So now it's Trump in collusion with both the Russians and the Syrians.

Seems likely.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:28 PM (/tuJf)



Aren't there also variants where Trump faked the gas attack and it's Reichstag all the way down?

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:30 PM (mf5HN)

53 And it's obvious that Kim Jong Un is Donald Trump's secret lover. I mean, just look at how hard he's trying to cover it up!

Posted by: Lawrence O'Donell, Serious Thinker at April 11, 2017 03:30 PM (97XyN)

54
I hope they had a disclaimer at the beginning of the show to the effect that 'no aluminum foil was hurt in the production of this program'.

Cause I'm one of those ethical treatment of aluminum foil people.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 11, 2017 03:30 PM (HTdUD)

55 Like all good conspiracy theories, everything confirms it, even things which disprove it, as long as you interpret them creatively enough.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 03:31 PM (oVJmc)

56 Thanks for the Update Weirddave. Spicer is full retard woke today. He needs to call it an early night after rutting around in some mish.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 11, 2017 03:31 PM (2qHjF)

57 Besides, I'm pretty sure Stephanie McMahon could take down Chelsea Clinton any day.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 11, 2017 03:27 PM


I'd PPV that. In fact, I'd consider being in the arena. Face/Heel purity doesn't get much higher than that.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 11, 2017 03:31 PM (DMUuz)

58 GregV61, thanks for pointing out that Lawrence O'Donnell started this jagbait. I added that.

I couldn't find him talking with Maddow about it tho. If you have a link, I'd appreciate it.

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:32 PM (8rNrN)

59 Nuttered up just might be phrase that will be entering the English language soon to describe these conspiracy theorists.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 03:32 PM (9qw5X)

60 So when do Bat-Boy, Bigfoot, Elvis, and Tupac get in the mix? Or do the Greys and the UK royals get their turn first?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 11, 2017 03:32 PM (9krrF)

61 44
Mattis is giving a presser as I type and he says he personally reviewed
the intel and there is no doubt that it was the Syrian government
intentionally using chemical weapons on it's own people. So now it's
Trump in collusion with both the Russians and the Syrians.



Seems likely.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:28 PM (/tuJf)

Colin Powel is the only expert I trust on the WMD-WAR gambit.

Posted by: shit bit at April 11, 2017 03:32 PM (1isJI)

62 What this kabuki collision collusion theory needs is a dose of counter-counter-collusion under cover of faux counter-collusion. Or else the other way around.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 03:32 PM (SsblQ)

63 Are you not entertained!?

Posted by: Thor after a haircut at April 11, 2017 03:32 PM (VdICR)

64 So where does this conspiracy theory rank on the scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being having no idea where the President of the United States is during the response to an hours-long terrorist attack in a nation where he actively helped assassinate the leader and 10 being the President of the United States telling the head of what was apparently the worst kind of an enemy nation that he'd be more "flexible" after his re-election?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 03:32 PM (fD1ST)

65 "Fake News - - it's what we've been doing for 50+ years now. What took you guys so long to put a name to it?"

Posted by: Mainstream News Orgs at April 11, 2017 03:32 PM (g9d8D)

66 Bomb attack on German soccer team. Authorities mystified as to motive.

Posted by: torabora at April 11, 2017 03:33 PM (0+2tr)

67 Fake news used to be called rumor...as in "Sources indicate that..."

Fake News Journalist used to be call liars.

And still are.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 11, 2017 03:33 PM (70ves)

68 Who will dare to meet me in THE OCTAGON?

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at April 11, 2017 03:33 PM (QQ+il)

69 Lawrence O'Donnell started this jagbait"

Doubtful. I'd say the aforementioned jagbait came from intern/staffer who was so excited that her jagbait made it on air...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 03:33 PM (MINbv)

70 And the United kerfluffle is a false flag operation to distract us from what Trump is doing.

Uh huh.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 11, 2017 03:33 PM (gTQoY)

71 Man, I hope Spicer's just having a bad day and this isn't indicative of the shelf-life we can expect from Press Secretaries. Otherwise, Trump's going to go through press secretaries like an alcoholic through budweiser.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2017 03:33 PM (KUaJL)

72 You know, some days, I just think it's time to start all the shit and just get it over with. It will be worse than just pulling off the band-aid, but this shit has got to stop!

Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2017 03:33 PM (uKRys)

73 Fake news is like Hillary fainting, on video.

Real news is OMG TRUMP PUTIN!!!!!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (oVJmc)

74 Off-topic, may Ace forgive me, but something I've been meaning to throw out there for a long time:

Ace: (don't comment on old posts!)

Pixy may be the Dollar Store discount blog software from yesteryear, but it seems like, if the Pixyman can modify the software to ban IPs of folks who innocently, ignorantly comment on old posts, that it would be just as much or as little work to simply disable commenting on old threads.

After all, AoS has managed to have the software modified such that certain words can't be posted, links don't link, no media can be imbedded (not complaining on that one, just noting), and we can't even use color text or anything more than b, s, i, and u tags. So the software seemingly *can* be modified to order. But I've only been a programmer since '78, so I'm no authority. (But I do sympathize with the pain of reworking old code.)

And do we really still need IMG (in lower case) banned?

/end rant, sorry for long off-topic

Posted by: mindful webworker - pay no attention to the man behind the sock at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (DKgtk)

75 Of course he represents the state of Massachusetts.

Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (7HtZB)

76 The whole Trump-Russia collusion is like a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a virtual enema.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (SsblQ)

77 Seems likely.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:28 PM (/tuJf)

Or Mattis is lying and he is the point man for the conspiracy, which is using PDT as a dupe to further their goals of creating a Zionist Occupation Government. That's why Chabad is involved.

It's all clear now!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (rF0hx)

78 Think about it, folks.

The Vietnamese "doctor," Big Papi retiring, Warren Beatty flubbing the Oscar announcement... and now this.

It's as plain as day. It's not ALL coincidence.

Come on!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (TOk1P)

79 Putin and Trump hacked the Syrians!!!!11!!!

Posted by: Seth Moulton at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (Re/7S)

80 >>Mattis is giving a presser as I type and.....




I would love to know how he plans to kill everyone in the room

Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (NOIQH)

81 Or do the Greys and the UK royals get their turn first?"

Jets and Sharks...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (MINbv)

82 1969 Soccer War
Colombian soccer star murdered by fans after own-goal costs championship game.
Then there are the European soccer hooligans..

This might be the straw that breaks Achmed's back

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 03:35 PM (9qw5X)

83 Please CNN, air that hour long investigative program about Jared Kushner being a vampire. I'm not along in begging for this I'm sure.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 11, 2017 03:35 PM (2qHjF)

84 The dingo ate my testicles.

Posted by: Lawrence O'Donell, Serious Thinker at April 11, 2017 03:35 PM (97XyN)

85 Spicer's statement was unwise and dumb, but not in the way people think. Hitler deliberately would not use chemical weapons, because of his experiences in WWI and the dangers of hurting his own troops.

But Spicer had two dumb assumptions in his statement:

1) That Assad was as bad or worse than Hitler by using a Chem weapon attack
2) That killing people with a bomb is worse than with a gas chamber.

And that was his problem. He was trotted out to try to spin Assad as a horrendous monster that had to be stopped and went too far.

The statement about chemical weapons was objectively fact, but the underlying assumptions behind it were stupid.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 11, 2017 03:35 PM (39g3+)

86 >>>
Pixy may be the Dollar Store discount blog software from yesteryear, but it seems like, if the Pixyman can modify the software to ban IPs of folks who innocently, ignorantly comment on old posts, that it would be just as much or as little work to simply disable commenting on old threads.


hm, I think I asked him to do that and I think he said that he couldn't.

However, I can disable old threads I link when I re-link them (as it occurs to me). I'll do that.

but apparently a global comments-shutdown-after-x-days can't be done.

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:35 PM (8rNrN)

87 What was the "lot of evidence" of collusion again?

I mean, other than "some people made the claim over and over and over"?

Also, while I think most of Spicer's critics have been reactionary dolts, he seems to have genuinely decided to find out what "to augur in and burn" feels like.

The correct reaction when you say something stupid is to stop, reconsider, and then admit that you said something stupid.

Trying to explain it *never* works, and yet people keep doing it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 11, 2017 03:36 PM (wB8Tg)

88 sorry for long off-topic

Posted by: mindful webworker - pay no attention to the man behind the sock at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (DKgtk)

Oh! Pixy just installed an auto-banning utility that nails people who go off-topic before 100 comments.

Sorry.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 03:36 PM (rF0hx)

89 77 Or Mattis is lying and he is the point man for the conspiracy, which is using PDT as a dupe to further their goals of creating a Zionist Occupation Government. That's why Chabad is involved.

It's all clear now!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (rF0hx)

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

Damn those anti-Semitic Zionists.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:36 PM (ELUpj)

90 I mentioned the other night about getting an e-mail from Postmodern Jukebox. They new album is entitled "Fake Blues". Heh.

Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2017 03:36 PM (xjiRE)

91 >>Aren't there also variants where Trump faked the gas attack and it's Reichstag all the way down?

Well ultimately that is the only thing that makes sense. Trump is secretly running the entire world while the media tells us that he is so incompetent he can't even manage his own staff.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:36 PM (/tuJf)

92 when do Bat-Boy, Bigfoot, Elvis, and Tupac get in the mix? Or do the Greys and the UK royals get their turn first?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 11, 2017 03:32 PM (9krrF)


Get your copy of "Conspiracy Theories for Dummies: Fun, Profit, Fear" at the Outrage Outlet.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet -Your Conspiracy Theory Outfitter - Reynolds Wrap 30% Off! at April 11, 2017 03:37 PM (hLRSq)

93 This guy looks like he wouldn't think twice about putting a hidden camera in a high school girls' locker room.

What a smarmy douche.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 11, 2017 03:37 PM (PY9jH)

94 I always thought that Tucker Carlson was a squish with a bow-tie affectation. Little did I know that he end up being Godzilla.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at April 11, 2017 03:37 PM (nvMvs)

95 This is clearly the fault of the reanimated Colonel and his wee beady eyes.


Okay, not to be jocular about an awful thing but I just got a news alert that the police are treating the case of a local man found dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide. No. You don't say. I would never have guessed that.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:37 PM (mf5HN)

96 Pixy just installed an auto-banning utility that nails people who go off-topic before 100 comments."

'cept for guns and, er, elbows.

And crossbows.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 03:37 PM (MINbv)

97 Hm, okay, well comments ARE disabled on that old post, but I think (now that I remember) the problem is that we're not using that comment system any longer, but Pixy's homebrew. And I don't know how to turn off comments for that.

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:37 PM (8rNrN)

98 We're gonna need more tin foil.

https://tinyurl.com/kfqnr9n

Posted by: wth at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (HgMAr)

99 Spare me the objective facts madam, just give me your underlying assumptions.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (SsblQ)

100 I would love to know how he plans to kill everyone in the room


Posted by: Lizzy at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (NOIQH)

He could tell you , but...

Posted by: shit bit at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (1isJI)

101 gotta go get my tin foil hat
Posted by: Rick in SK

Shiny side out. Shiny side out!
Posted by: rickb223


No way! Folded double; shiny on both sides. Gotta keep the mind-control rays out, and keep your own thoughts away from the mind-readers!

Posted by: mikeski at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (ml2c/)

102 The big talking point for the left is "The FBI is investigating Trump for Russian collusion"

which may or may not be true, but proves nothing. They were ordered to do so while he wasn't president yet, by the same administration that was spying on him illegally, to use the FBI as a weapon against a political opponent.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (39g3+)

103 I tried to follow this story but I ran out of red string and thumbtacks.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (VdICR)

104 'cept for guns and, er, elbows.

And crossbows.



This place would be as empty as HotAir.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (QQ+il)

105 94 I always thought that Tucker Carlson was a squish with a bow-tie affectation. Little did I know that he end up being Godzilla.
Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT)

No Tucker is the guy you send to kill Godzilla

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (FZYNt)

106 So only two choices now. Assad and Putin are both insane or our intelligence on the chemical attacks is wrong.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (IKy84)

107 "Fake news is like Hillary fainting, on video.



Posted by: Mr. Peebles"

She did not faint. It was a sneeze and somebody bumped her as she was getting in the van.

You people are crazy and delusional.

Posted by: MSM Breaking Fake News at April 11, 2017 03:39 PM (1BQGO)

108 man found dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide"

127 Hours playing over and over?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 03:39 PM (MINbv)

109 This guy looks like he wouldn't think twice about putting a hidden camera in a high school girls' locker room.

What a smarmy douche.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 11, 2017 03:37 PM (PY9jH)

I mentioned this douche last night. It's that freaky smarmy perma-smile. It's just creepy.

Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2017 03:39 PM (uKRys)

110 105 94 I always thought that Tucker Carlson was a squish with a bow-tie affectation. Little did I know that he end up being Godzilla.
Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT)

No Tucker is the guy you send to kill Godzilla
Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (FZYNt)

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

He should invite Jon Stewart onto his new show.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:39 PM (ELUpj)

111 I'm still double face-palming over Sean Spicer. Yeesh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 11, 2017 03:39 PM (PY9jH)

112 Two topics that will be taught in the Banana Splits Schools:
-deescalation
-critical thinking

And,
-Winona appreciation.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 11, 2017 03:39 PM (u2EhZ)

113 Okay, not to be jocular about an awful thing but I just got a news alert that the police are treating the case of a local man found dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide. No. You don't say. I would never have guessed that.

Wait, that killed him? I was planning to get dis-membered one of these days...

Posted by: C. Jenner at April 11, 2017 03:39 PM (ml2c/)

114 >>No Tucker is the guy you send to kill Godzilla

Ever see Tucker and John Wick at the same time?

Need I saw more?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:39 PM (/tuJf)

115 The correct reaction when you say something stupid is to stop, reconsider, and then admit that you said something stupid.

Yeah, but after 8 years of the Bush administration going "oh you were right" even when they were not right, just to get along, this administration seems to be more of the "FU next question" variety.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 11, 2017 03:40 PM (39g3+)

116 But I've only been a programmer since '78, so I'm no authority.
Posted by: mindful webworker - pay no attention to the man behind the sock


Pfft. You had full qwerty keyboards. And a terminal. We only had keyboards with 0s and 1s, and we were happy to have them. They were a big improvement over plugboards.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 11, 2017 03:40 PM (DMUuz)

117 107
She did not faint. It was a sneeze and somebody bumped her as she was getting in the van.

You people are crazy and delusional.
Posted by: MSM Breaking Fake News at April 11, 2017 03:39 PM (1BQGO)

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

"Also, he lack of campaign appearances due to exhaustion is proof positive that she would have energy to tackle the presidency."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:40 PM (ELUpj)

118 >>>94 I always thought that Tucker Carlson was a squish with a bow-tie affectation. Little did I know that he end up being Godzilla.

I met him at the beginning of the Trump mishegas and while I wouldn't say he was pro-Trump he was already anti-establishment enough to find the prospects of a revolt pleasing. He was pretty forward-leaning as far as revolt, and it wasn't like we were friends and he felt comfortable expressing heresies to me. I'd met him like once before briefly. But he was already talking about things (IIRC) about just moving permanently to his cabin in the Maine woods while the world burned. That kind of thing.

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:40 PM (8rNrN)

119 What's really going to bake your noodle is when you realize that Hillary knew all of this in advance of the election results. Eh? Eh?

Posted by: Fritz at April 11, 2017 03:40 PM (2Mnv1)

120 say dammit

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:40 PM (/tuJf)

121 I always thought that Tucker Carlson was a squish with a bow-tie affectation. Little did I know that he end up being Godzilla.
Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT)

No Tucker is the guy you send to kill Godzilla
Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (FZYNt)



Bander and I marvel at the fact that Tucker Carlson turned out to be a stone cold killer. Tucker freaking Carlson. Really? Bow tie boy? Really?

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:40 PM (mf5HN)

122 Is it no longer Friend of the Blog Rick Wilson ?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 11, 2017 03:41 PM (QQ+il)

123 >>>122 Is it no longer Friend of the Blog Rick Wilson ?

no.

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:41 PM (8rNrN)

124 OT: Texas judge rules minorities are too stupid to obtain their own ID's and thus voterID is evil and bad.

Over at Legal Insurrection.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 03:41 PM (72PAC)

125 Two topics that will be taught in the Banana Splits Schools:
-deescalation
-critical thinking

And,
-Winona appreciation.


There. Are. Three. Topics!

Posted by: Captain Picard at April 11, 2017 03:41 PM (NF2Bf)

126 I would never have guessed that.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:37 PM (mf5HN)

It could have been 'raptors, in which case it would be an accidental death.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (rF0hx)

127 I tried to follow this story but I ran out of red string and thumbtacks.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (VdICR)


The irony being, if you had been able to keep it going, you would see that the key to all of it is the CEO of Staples.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (TOk1P)

128 Wheels within wheels!!

Posted by: Jeffersonian at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (+ttLq)

129 If Putin pulled strings to get DJT elected, all that would mean is that Putin saved us from Hillary.

I don't think these liberal newsy types perceive what is at stake and how conservatives perceive things.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (vRcUp)

130 I heard a liberal talking head say something like, "It is amazing that we now might be talking about a Wag the Dog scenario. It isn't just a movie anymore"

Of course the movie Wag the Dog came out because it was considered likely by political commentators on both the left and right that various Clinton era overseas adventures were designed to distract from various domestic scandals.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (eSx+E)

131 Late to the thread, the dem congress critter has a speech impediment. I cannot unhear it. He sounds like manbearpig, super cereal.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (u8Ywb)

132 Bander and I marvel at the fact that Tucker Carlson
turned out to be a stone cold killer. Tucker freaking Carlson.
Really? Bow tie boy? Really?

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:40 PM (mf5HN)


Tucker looks like the kind of guy who, when a half-dozen dismembered bodies are found in his basement, the neighbors all say, "He was a nice boy. Kind of quiet and goofy. Loves kids and dogs."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (PY9jH)

133 Texas judge rules minorities are too stupid to obtain their own ID's
-------------
It's a poll tax!

Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (SsblQ)

134 re 96: what about Kate Upton?

Posted by: mallfly the expert at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (b7fwp)

135 125 Two topics that will be taught in the Banana Splits Schools:
-deescalation
-critical thinking

And,
-Winona appreciation.

There. Are. Three. Topics!
Posted by: Captain Picard

Oh yeah?

Mary Ann or Ginger?

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (FZYNt)

136 130 I heard a liberal talking head say something like, "It is amazing that we now might be talking about a Wag the Dog scenario. It isn't just a movie anymore"

Of course the movie Wag the Dog came out because it was considered likely by political commentators on both the left and right that various Clinton era overseas adventures were designed to distract from various domestic scandals.
Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (eSx+E)

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

Who watches that movie and doesn't think, "This is totally about Clinton."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (ELUpj)

137 "Also, he lack of campaign appearances due to exhaustion is proof positive that she would have energy to tackle the presidency."

My favorite bit of that whole period was saying that Hillary was fighting pneumonia and exhausted, so bad off she collapsed at a rally, but then suddenly she's supposedly out front of the building all fresh and shiny and hair combed and perky?

Exactly what medicine turns a pneumonia patient so bad off they collapse in public into a perky and groomed, clean and healthy-looking person in like 90 minutes?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (39g3+)

138 I find it amusing that Tucker Carlson guest starred on "King of Queens" & figured into Doug's nightmare vision of living in Manhattan.

Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (7HtZB)

139 Or Mattis is lying and he is the point man for the
conspiracy, which is using PDT as a dupe to further their goals of
creating a Zionist Occupation Government. That's why Chabad is involved.

It's all clear now!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 03:34 PM (rF0hx)

By intention or not , they've been dead wrong before.

Posted by: shit bit at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (1isJI)

140 Right after Obama was elected Tucker was basically out of work. I remember a story he told about walking to get the newspaper in his robe and boxers about noonish.

Pretty funny story.

He was smart to seize on the anti-establishment wave, adapt, and capitalize on it.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (2qHjF)

141 >>Bander and I marvel at the fact that Tucker Carlson turned out to be a stone cold killer. Tucker freaking Carlson. Really? Bow tie boy? Really?

I shouldn't have to say this but Tucker received his primary training, er education, in Rhode Island.

We Rhode Islanders are taught young to make a plan to kill everyone. Bow ties are optional.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (/tuJf)

142 135 125 Two topics that will be taught in the Banana Splits Schools:
-deescalation
-critical thinking

And,
-Winona appreciation.

There. Are. Three. Topics!
Posted by: Captain Picard

Oh yeah?

Mary Ann or Ginger?
Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (FZYNt)

Those are four topics!

Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (7HtZB)

143 So the GOP has the presidency, both houses of congress, a large majority of governorships and state legislatures - why are there not constant press conferences called where, running off similar scripts created with talking points just as the dems do - calling out news outlets and false stories, the largest of which is the US/Russia collaboration to "hack" the election?

To me this is shades of Bush II where we watched the impact of no coordinated push back against lies.

For example, this clownshow Seth Moulton's claims that we need an "independent investigation" to either prove or disprove the election hacking should be hit hard with the statement that in order to call for an investigation, you need credible evidence that the event occurred in the first place, which they clearly don't have. This should be hit time and again from various local and national points and respond over and over and over again, just as the false narrative is pushed over and over and over again.

Posted by: MSTisdale at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (g9d8D)

144 Who will dare to meet me in THE OCTAGON?
Posted by: Chelsea Clinton

Fly me.

Posted by: United Airlines at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (326rv)

145 Tucker asks Perceptive and Socratic follow-up questions. That makes him a damned rare bird, these days.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (StNzx)

146 And Winona appreciation.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 11, 2017 03:39 PM


We have a suggestion for an addition to your curriculum.

Posted by: Transgalactic Yoko Ono Appreciation Society, AoSHQ Colony at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (DMUuz)

147 I mean yes, it is no longer that.

Rick Wilson was never a friend. However I did occasionally interact with him. When you interact with people, and then commenters trash that person, you sometimes hear a lot of crying about it. (Wilson didn't do that, but I generally want to avoid that.)

Anyway, when I said he was a "friend of the blog," I was trying to avoid that accusation I've sometimes gotten of "You treat me like a buddy, then you throw me to your commenter wolf-pack."

Which I have gotten. Not from Wilson, but from others.

I try to avoid drama with anyone I "know," if lightly.

But Wilson was never a friend, or really even a friend of the blog. I was just trying to keep away from internet drama.

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (8rNrN)

148
That's wag the bear-straight up!

Posted by: Janine Gargoyle at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (CFAp3)

149 Okay, not to be jocular about an awful thing but I just got a news
alert that the police are treating the case of a local man found
dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide. No. You don't say.
I would never have guessed that.





Did he know the Clintons? Could be a case of Arkancide.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (PY9jH)

150 Don: Hey Vlad?

Vlad: Vot?

Don: Wanna fcuk with the US election?

Vlad: Nyet. I am tired of fcuking vit elections. Let's party!

Don: C'mon. It'll be fun.

Vlad : Vell...

Don: Little Miss Reset will hate it!

Vlad: Da ! I'm , how you say, "in like Flynn"!

Don: He talked to you? What did he say?

Vlad:

Don: Nevermind. Now. What should we hack first...

Posted by: shit that COULD HAVE HAPPENED, yo at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (5FLKM)

151 And Trump made the economy in Venezuela tank just so Putin could take over Citgo.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (6Ll1u)

152 133 Texas judge rules minorities are too stupid to obtain their own ID's
-------------
It's a poll tax!
Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (SsblQ)

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

"Finding transportation to a poll is a poll tax. We must bring voting to people's homes. We can do it through the internet. Paying for the internet is a poll tax. We must give everyone free internet. People need to use phones to use the internet. Paying for phones is a poll tax. We must pay for all people's phones.

I can do this all day, MFers."
-Crazy Federal Judge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (ELUpj)

153 My only question is did Trump sink the Titanic by himself?

Posted by: Marcus T at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (8NGAj)

154 Wheels within wheels!!

Posted by: Jeffersonian at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (+ttLq)


Turtles upon Turtles!


Monkeys upon typewriters!


Ewoks upon hobos!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet -Your Conspiracy Theory Outfitter - Reynolds Wrap 30% Off! at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (hLRSq)

155 127 I tried to follow this story but I ran out of red string and thumbtacks.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 11, 2017 03:38 PM (VdICR)

You just need one red string and two thumb tacks.

Trump Putin

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 11, 2017 03:45 PM (KUaJL)

156 And that was his problem. He was trotted out to try to spin Assad as a
horrendous monster that had to be stopped and went too far.
***
I seem to recall a certain white house making very similar arguments in the mid 90s about Slobadan Milosovic (sp?)

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 03:45 PM (eSx+E)

157 Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (/tuJf)

Tucker was raised in Southern California.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 11, 2017 03:45 PM (u8Ywb)

158 Yes, you see, by harming Putins interests and allies, he is actually strengthening Putin and his allies by making the world THINK he's harming Putin and his allies, when in fact he's strengthening Putin and his allies.

Sounds like solid reasoning to me.

Posted by: Mad as Hell at April 11, 2017 03:45 PM (cfjq1)

159 Exactly what medicine turns a pneumonia patient so bad off they collapse in public into a perky and groomed, clean and healthy-looking person in like 90 minutes?
------------------------------------
Special pep pills. Want some?

Posted by: David Screech Dao at April 11, 2017 03:45 PM (SsblQ)

160 It's all Mattis can do not to tell these asshats to STFU.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 11, 2017 03:46 PM (W2wn0)

161 >>Tucker was raised in Southern California.

He lived in Southern California when he wasn't at boarding school in RI, same school my best friend went to.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:46 PM (/tuJf)

162 I seem to recall a certain white house making very similar arguments in the mid 90s about Slobadan Milosovic

Yeah and I didn't buy that at the time either. In the end, the "mass graves" and all that horror over there turned out to be not remotely as bad as advertised.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 11, 2017 03:46 PM (39g3+)

163 158 Yes, you see, by harming Putins interests and allies, he is actually strengthening Putin and his allies by making the world THINK he's harming Putin and his allies, when in fact he's strengthening Putin and his allies.

Sounds like solid reasoning to me.
Posted by: Mad as Hell at April 11, 2017 03:45 PM (cfjq1)

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

I want to hear Nancy Pelosi say that Trump is trying to expand America's oil production as a sop to Russia, a country that relies on high oil prices to fund itself.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:46 PM (ELUpj)

164 What's really going to bake your noodle is when you realize that Hillary knew all of this in advance of the election results. Eh? Eh?


Posted by: Fritz at April 11, 2017 03:40 PM (2Mnv1)
...........

Whoa, it's like when your noodle gets so baked that you understand that atoms are like little solar systems.

Posted by: Gary Johnson at April 11, 2017 03:47 PM (HgMAr)

165 >>>Of course the movie Wag the Dog came out because it was considered likely by political commentators on both the left and right that various Clinton era overseas adventures were designed to distract from various domestic scandals.

it was eerie, the parallels. The country they were attacking was even in the Balkans, if I remember right. (Albania?)

I do think that was a wag the dog-- plus a please-the-wife. That was Hillary's Hullabaloo, and Bill Clinton was not in a very strong position to refuse her demands that we go to war with Serbia to save lives and also to cast her as a steely-eyed realist who you should be totally comfortable with as Commander in Chief.

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:47 PM (8rNrN)

166
It's all Mattis can do not to tell these asshats to STFU.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 11, 2017 03:46 PM (W2wn0)


Mad Dog has a plan to kill everyone in the room.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 11, 2017 03:47 PM (PY9jH)

167 Trump started a war in Syria to steal their oil!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 03:47 PM (oVJmc)

168 >>>I was trying to avoid that accusation I've sometimes gotten of "You
treat me like a buddy, then you throw me to your commenter wolf-pack."<<<

I've never seen that happen here.

Posted by: Fritz at April 11, 2017 03:47 PM (2Mnv1)

169 Exactly what medicine turns a pneumonia patient so bad off they collapse in public into a perky and groomed, clean and healthy-looking person in like 90 minutes?"

"medicine"?

Here, try some of Dr. Love's Cough Magik and Skin Ointment. Now with real Opium!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 03:47 PM (MINbv)

170 168 >>>I was trying to avoid that accusation I've sometimes gotten of "You
treat me like a buddy, then you throw me to your commenter wolf-pack."

I've never seen that happen here.
Posted by: Fritz at April 11, 2017 03:47 PM (2Mnv1)

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

Yeah, we're all such a reasonable bunch.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:48 PM (ELUpj)

171 in other words, "Rick Weelson is no longer unner my proteccion!"

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at April 11, 2017 03:48 PM (xQAWG)

172 Tucker was raised in Southern California.
Posted by: CaliGirl

I heard he taught the bear how to fuck,

who later used this knowledge much to Leo DeCap's misfortune

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:48 PM (FZYNt)

173 153 My only question is did Trump sink the Titanic by himself?
Posted by: Marcus T at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (8NGAj)



Dunno, but he did whack the Hindenburg.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 11, 2017 03:48 PM (SRKgf)

174 59 missiles and 15 dead - what the phuck?

Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 03:48 PM (SsblQ)

175 Speaking of Tucker Carlson makes me wonder what Megyn's ratings are. Seems like she fell off the map.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 11, 2017 03:48 PM (+FSld)

176 The one time Clinton should have used military force and would have had 99% bipartisan support was in Somalia after Mogadishu. Instead he had us run away like scared little kids. It had future consequences.

I'm not letting Reagan off the hook either after Beruit.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 11, 2017 03:48 PM (IKy84)

177 Exactly what medicine turns a pneumonia patient so bad off they collapse
in public into a perky and groomed, clean and healthy-looking person in
like 90 minutes?"



Jumper cables.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 11, 2017 03:49 PM (SRKgf)

178 Is there any evidence that the media is not, in fact, on the DNC payroll?
It astounds how little concern they have for their own credibility because they have none with half the population.
And yet they persist.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 11, 2017 03:49 PM (nBr1j)

179 143
So the GOP has the presidency, both houses of congress, a large majority
of governorships and state legislatures - why are there not constant
press conferences called where, running off similar scripts created with
talking points just as the dems do - calling out news outlets and false
stories, the largest of which is the US/Russia collaboration to "hack"
the election?

To me this is shades of Bush II where we watched the impact of no coordinated push back against lies.

For
example, this clownshow Seth Moulton's claims that we need an
"independent investigation" to either prove or disprove the election
hacking should be hit hard with the statement that in order to call for
an investigation, you need credible evidence that the event occurred in
the first place, which they clearly don't have. This should be hit time
and again from various local and national points and respond over and
over and over again, just as the false narrative is pushed over and over
and over again.


Posted by: MSTisdale at April 11, 2017 03:44 PM (g9d8D)

They act like a uniparty system, for some reason.That wants war with assad above anything else.

Posted by: shit bit at April 11, 2017 03:49 PM (1isJI)

180
141 >>Bander and I marvel at the fact that Tucker Carlson turned out to be a stone cold killer. Tucker freaking Carlson. Really? Bow tie boy? Really?

I shouldn't have to say this but Tucker received his primary training, er education, in Rhode Island.

We Rhode Islanders are taught young to make a plan to kill everyone. Bow ties are optional.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:43 PM (/tuJf)

Pretty easy to get away with because of all that water to dispose of the bodies.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 11, 2017 03:49 PM (2qHjF)

181 >>> Okay, not to be jocular about an awful thing but I just got a news
alert that the police are treating the case of a local man found
dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide. No. You don't say.
I would never have guessed that.

Oh, not all dismemberments are proof of murder. Sometimes people just cut up bodies to dispose of them out of a sense of civic duty.

Posted by: Robert "The Jinx" Durst at April 11, 2017 03:49 PM (8rNrN)

182 They're introducing new "flex hours" at work. Basically, so long as you work 40 a week, they don't care how it happens. So I'm thinking I should buy some speed, work 40 hours straight, and take the rest of the week off.

Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2017 03:49 PM (7HtZB)

183 He lived in Southern California when he wasn't at boarding school in RI, same school my best friend went to.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:46 PM (/tuJf)

I didn't know he went to boarding school. I heard him speak about growing up in a CA beach town.

I stand corrected.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 11, 2017 03:50 PM (u8Ywb)

184 Seems like she fell off the map."

So that explains the arm strain???

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 03:50 PM (MINbv)

185 Don: Hey Vlad?

Vlad: Vot?

Don: Wanna fcuk with the US election?

Vlad: Nyet. I am tired of fcuking vit elections. Let's party!

Don: C'mon. It'll be fun.

Vlad : Vell...

Don: Little Miss Reset will hate it!
............

Hokay. Meet me at Starbucks Moscow.

Posted by: Vlad at April 11, 2017 03:50 PM (HgMAr)

186 It's gonna be an early night for Ron Estes.

Posted by: Bill Wynn at April 11, 2017 03:50 PM (Dw907)

187 Do you know who benefits from this conspiracy? Alex Jones. That's where you start digging.

Posted by: Ted K. at April 11, 2017 03:50 PM (seSmy)

188 182 They're introducing new "flex hours" at work. Basically, so long as you work 40 a week, they don't care how it happens. So I'm thinking I should buy some speed, work 40 hours straight, and take the rest of the week off.
Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2017 03:49 PM (7HtZB)

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

I've so wanted that arrangement.

Work 3 days for 13 hours, 20 minutes a day. Have a 4 day weekend.

I'd do that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:50 PM (ELUpj)

189 175 Speaking of Tucker Carlson makes me wonder what Megyn's ratings are. Seems like she fell off the map.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 11, 2017 03:48 PM (+FSld)

ratings? She'd have to be on air in order to get ratings.

Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2017 03:50 PM (7HtZB)

190 >>Pretty easy to get away with because of all that water to dispose of the bodies.

Exactly. Chains and crabs and your problems go away. Permanently.

On a related note, don't eat the local crabs.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:50 PM (/tuJf)

191 Yeah and I didn't buy that at the time either. In the end, the "mass
graves" and all that horror over there turned out to be not remotely as
bad as advertised.
***
Assad and Milosovic were bad people no doubt even if their villainy is oversold (has Assad murdered as many people as the Castro brothers yet?)

But I also recall when America removed the objectively worst despot in the world at the time - Saddam Hussein - the left had a shit fit.

So I want to see every Republican elected official, when the FSM gets wee-wee-ed up about some foreign conflict that doesn't involve our interests directly, simply say "not as bad a Saddam Hussein and you wanted us to leave him in power, remember?"

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2017 03:50 PM (eSx+E)

192 Poor Megyn Kelly,

She couldn't make a buck and a quarter at $1 blow job night

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:50 PM (FZYNt)

193 >>>>cept for guns and, er, elbows.



And crossbows.





This place would be as empty as HotAir.
.
.
.9mm vs. .45ACP

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 11, 2017 03:51 PM (le7jz)

194 182 They're introducing new "flex hours" at work. Basically, so long as you work 40 a week, they don't care how it happens. So I'm thinking I should buy some speed, work 40 hours straight, and take the rest of the week off.
Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2017 03:49 PM (7HtZB)

Damn I would give a lot to get that over here.

Definitely doable in three days.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 11, 2017 03:51 PM (72PAC)

195 They're introducing new "flex hours" at work. Basically, so long as you work 40 a week, they don't care how it happens. So I'm thinking I should buy some speed, work 40 hours straight, and take the rest of the week off.

Posted by: josephistan


Seems perfectly logical.

Posted by: Walter White at April 11, 2017 03:51 PM (HTdUD)

196 They're introducing new "flex hours" at work. Basically, so long as you work 40 a week, they don't care how it happens. So I'm thinking I should buy some speed, work 40 hours straight, and take the rest of the week off.

Last job was that way. Contract called for 40 hours per week, but beyond that they were flexible. Telework too. It was nice to be able to work 10 hour days and take Friday off if I wasn't teaching that week.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 11, 2017 03:51 PM (Tnhbr)

197 Trump Derangement Syndrome runs deep

Posted by: Skip at April 11, 2017 03:51 PM (Ot7+c)

198 She couldn't make a buck and a quarter at $1 blow job night"

that's my JOB!!!!

Posted by: S. Fluke... at April 11, 2017 03:51 PM (MINbv)

199 Mad Dog has a plan to kill everyone in the room.

He's like Sherlock Holmes in the RDJ movies.

"This mustn't register on an emotional level...stab in face, turn, smash ears, block counterblow, poke eye through socket and lobotomize with fingernail..."

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 03:51 PM (oVJmc)

200 Late to the thread, the dem congress critter has a
speech impediment. I cannot unhear it. He sounds like manbearpig, super
cereal.

Posted by: CaliGirl

+ + + + + + +

My guess is that little Seth has loafers that must be nailed down to the floor when he's not wearing them.

Posted by: MSTisdale at April 11, 2017 03:51 PM (g9d8D)

201 The one time Clinton should have used military force and would have had 99% bipartisan support was in Somalia after Mogadishu.

Yeah Somalia was fixable, but he went into Yugoslavia instead??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 11, 2017 03:52 PM (39g3+)

202 IF the Pentagon manages to kill the F-35B to save moeny, will it cause a casuality loop implosion?

Because the F-35 or JSF started out as a collaboration between the USMC and UK to build a replacement for the Harrier.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 03:52 PM (9qw5X)

203 195 They're introducing new "flex hours" at work. Basically, so long as you work 40 a week, they don't care how it happens. So I'm thinking I should buy some speed, work 40 hours straight, and take the rest of the week off.

Posted by: josephistan

Seems perfectly logical.
Posted by: Walter White at April 11, 2017 03:51 PM (HTdUD)

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

Alternate way to do it:

Two 20 hour shifts separated by a few days.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:52 PM (ELUpj)

204 My only question is did Trump sink the Titanic by himself?

-------

No, the Jooos did.

Iceberg, Goldberg - what's the difference?

Posted by: Hasan Minhaj at April 11, 2017 03:52 PM (7HtZB)

205 It could have been 'raptors, in which case it would be an accidental death.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 03:42 PM (rF0hx)



I'm still peeved that you posted a post about dinochickens and I had to wait WHOLE MINUTES to comment on it.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:52 PM (mf5HN)

206 so maybe someone can Maddow or O'Donnell "what hack do you think did more harm to a candidate, people finding out that Donna Brazile leaked a debate question to Hillary, or people hearing that tape of Trump talked about grabbing pussy?"

Posted by: mallfly the expert at April 11, 2017 03:52 PM (b7fwp)

207 Iceberg, Goldberg - what's the difference?"

Well, one's a lettuce...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 03:53 PM (MINbv)

208 192 Poor Megyn Kelly,
She couldn't make a buck and a quarter at $1 blow job night


This sort of hyperbole is uncalled for and shall not stand. I would gladly pay her a $15 per hour minimum wage at this dollar blowjob event.

Posted by: wooga at April 11, 2017 03:53 PM (O9Vlo)

209 I'm still peeved that you posted a post about dinochickens and I had to wait WHOLE MINUTES to comment on it.
Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest.


Wait till the Colonel gets a hold of the dinochickens

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:53 PM (FZYNt)

210 and also to cast her as a steely-eyed realist
.........

You misspelled googly.

Posted by: wth at April 11, 2017 03:53 PM (HgMAr)

211 175 Speaking of Tucker Carlson makes me wonder what Megyn's ratings are. Seems like she fell off the map.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 11, 2017 03:48 PM (+FSld)

I saw a photo of her at the same resort I stayed at in Hawaii.
The weirdo was wearing yoga pants in the ocean.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 11, 2017 03:53 PM (u8Ywb)

212 202 IF the Pentagon manages to kill the F-35B to save moeny, will it cause a casuality loop implosion?

Because the F-35 or JSF started out as a collaboration between the USMC and UK to build a replacement for the Harrier.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 03:52 PM (9qw5X)

Which is the only thing it would make sense as. Not so much to replace the F-16 or F/A-18

Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2017 03:53 PM (7HtZB)

213 206 so maybe someone can Maddow or O'Donnell "what hack do you think did more harm to a candidate, people finding out that Donna Brazile leaked a debate question to Hillary, or people hearing that tape of Trump talked about grabbing pussy?"

Posted by: mallfly the expert at April 11, 2017 03:52 PM (b7fwp)

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

If the BBC had come across the Podesta emails and released them, would you be blaming the British government for "hacking" the election?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:53 PM (ELUpj)

214 Wait till the Colonel gets a hold of the dinochickens"

RUN!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 03:53 PM (MINbv)

215
Okay, not to be jocular about an awful thing but I just got a news alert that the police are treating the case of a local man found dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide. No. You don't say. I would never have guessed that.


Could've been DIY shelving project that went horribly wrong

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 11, 2017 03:54 PM (lKyWE)

216 215
Okay, not to be jocular about an awful thing but I just got a news alert that the police are treating the case of a local man found dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide. No. You don't say. I would never have guessed that.


Could've been DIY shelving project that went horribly wrong
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 11, 2017 03:54 PM (lKyWE)

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

Ace! Check in!

We need to know that you're okay!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:54 PM (ELUpj)

217 Could've been DIY shelving project that went horribly wrong"

Nah. That guy would've screwed himself...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 03:54 PM (MINbv)

218 ">>> Okay, not to be jocular about an awful thing but I just got a news

alert that the police are treating the case of a local man found

dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide. No. You don't say.

I would never have guessed that."

I think I read something years ago where someone hacked up a body but wasn't charged with anything because the person had already died.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 03:55 PM (fD1ST)

219 >>>168 >>>I was trying to avoid that accusation I've sometimes gotten of "You
treat me like a buddy, then you throw me to your commenter wolf-pack."

I've never seen that happen here.

...

I didn't mean that as a rebuke of any wolfing. It's just that if I say "Hey back off, he's a friend of the blog," I can tell the whineypantses that I tried to tell the wolves to eat someone else.

Plus I just generally try to keep people out of being trashed on the blog if I've ever had any kind of interaction with them.

Also, I have in fact slipped up and sometimes slammed someone harder on the blog than I meant to -- I had intended just a political argument, but my tone came off hostile and aggressive. If it's someone I actually know (for real know), that results in awkwardness.

Anyway, I'm just generally a bit over-reactive with this sort of thing, worried about fall-out.




Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:55 PM (8rNrN)

220 San Bernardino county is bigger than Rhode Island, Delaware and Connecticut. It should be a state, or we should move those east coast people there. It's a really beautiful place, they would love it.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 11, 2017 03:55 PM (6Ll1u)

221 In Soviet Russia, dinochicken fuck YOU!

Posted by: Yakov Smirnov at April 11, 2017 03:55 PM (8ZskC)

222 I'm still peeved that you posted a post about dinochickens and I had to wait WHOLE MINUTES to comment on it.
Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:52 PM (mf5HN)


You mean the corset thread?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 03:56 PM (8nWyX)

223 --
--
Okay, not to be jocular about an awful thing but I just got a news

alert that the police are treating the case of a local man found

dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide. No. You don't say.

I would never have guessed that.



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

How did they rule out suicide?

Posted by: irright at April 11, 2017 03:56 PM (pMGkg)

224 They're introducing new "flex hours" at work. Basically, so long as you
work 40 a week, they don't care how it happens. So I'm thinking I should
buy some speed, work 40 hours straight, and take the rest of the week
off.

Posted by: josephistan

_ _ _ _ _

Hope it sticks. I've had several positions that tried to implement that but it came back to bite them and we ended up with a modified limited version of it which wasn't nearly as cool as the first run. Problem was, there were certain days where the office was nearly empty b/c of an event, holiday, etc approaching and everyone was on the same wavelength. People would cram in hours Tues thru Thurs and productivity slammed down Fridays and Mondays to the point it was a waste to be open. Suppose it depends on the job type.

Posted by: MSTisdale at April 11, 2017 03:56 PM (g9d8D)

225 >>I didn't know he went to boarding school. I heard him speak about growing up in a CA beach town.

No worries. He went to St Georges which is a very exclusive boarding school in Middletown, RI. Also located right across the street from the beach.

He probably wears flip flops with his bow ties.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:56 PM (/tuJf)

226
I saw a photo of her at the same resort I stayed at in Hawaii.
The weirdo was wearing yoga pants in the ocean.


Ah yes, the Daily Mail's 'candid' photos of contrived publicity photo ops.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 03:56 PM (oVJmc)

227 I think I read something years ago where someone hacked up a body but wasn't charged with anything because the person had already died.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 03:55 PM (fD1ST)



Not even desecration of corpse? Huh.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:56 PM (mf5HN)

228 local man found dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide.

Maybe he just went to pieces.

Posted by: DaveA at April 11, 2017 03:57 PM (FhXTo)

229 Is it OK to comment in old posts?

Posted by: Weasel at April 11, 2017 03:57 PM (Sfs6o)

230 227 I think I read something years ago where someone hacked up a body but wasn't charged with anything because the person had already died.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 03:55 PM (fD1ST)


Not even desecration of corpse? Huh.
Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:56 PM (mf5HN)

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

The corpse signed a waiver.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:57 PM (ELUpj)

231 229 Is it OK to comment in old posts?
Posted by: Weasel at April 11, 2017 03:57 PM (Sfs6o)

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

Yes.

Go nuts.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 03:58 PM (ELUpj)

232 No worries. He went to St Georges which is a very exclusive boarding school in Middletown, RI. Also located right across the street from the beach.

He probably wears flip flops with his bow ties.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 03:56 PM (/tuJf)

He does seem more east coast than CA coast. I remember being surprised he grew up in southern CA.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 11, 2017 03:58 PM (u8Ywb)

233 latest -

United CEO apologizes for 'horrific' incident

Updated 21 minutes ago

Top news
The company faces a PR nightmare following videos posted online of a passenger being dragged off a flight. The CEO of United Airlines apologized today amid a global uproar - Oscar Munoz said he "continues to be disturbed" by the incident. He also said the airline will be doing a thorough review of company policies to "fix what's broken."

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at April 11, 2017 03:58 PM (5FLKM)

234 229 Is it OK to comment in old posts?
Posted by: Weasel

it's risky commenting in new posts

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 03:58 PM (FZYNt)

235 >>>I think I read something years ago where someone hacked up a body but wasn't charged with anything because the person had already died.

that was the point of my Robert "The Jinx" Durst comment. He's the guy who said he just dismembered a guy who'd been murdered by someone else because he was afraid if they found the body they would suspect he had also murdered his missing wife.

(Which he... you know, did.)

That's a really good documentary and one of the ones where the liberal media tv critics aren't lying to you -- it really is that good.

If you download it or buy it, one thing: there is a LOT of set-up to the story. They have to lay out the facts of not one but several murder stories. Much of this is dry.

You have to sit through I think three hours of backstory.

However, at the end of episode 3, it starts to pay off, with the first of several huge "OH SHIT!!!!" moments.

But you have to trust that the three hours of set up will pay off.

It really does pay off. Bigly.

Hugely.

But I always tell people I recommend it to to just get through the first three hours of set-up, and then you will start getting some big payoffs.

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:58 PM (8rNrN)

236 195 They're introducing new "flex hours" at work. Basically, so long as
you work 40 a week, they don't care how it happens. So I'm thinking I
should buy some speed, work 40 hours straight, and take the rest of the
week off.



Posted by: josephistan

Nights. Three marathon nights in a row. No management and long weekends.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 03:58 PM (fD1ST)

237 Speaking of Tucker Carlson makes me wonder what Megyn's ratings are. Seems like she fell off the map.

I saw a photo of her at the same resort I stayed at in Hawaii.
The weirdo was wearing yoga pants in the ocean.

Posted by: CaliGirl


Maybe she had her period and wanted to attract some great white shark? I mean some people like to swim with dolphins, so don't be so judgmental.

Posted by: Chealsea Clinton at April 11, 2017 03:58 PM (HTdUD)

238 Awwww ace thinks we are cute little wolves! Yaaaay us!

You mean the corset thread?
Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 03:56 PM (8nWyX)



CBD, you monster, you made me discuss corsets instead of dinochickens.

*plots and seethes*

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:59 PM (mf5HN)

239 *plots and seethes*

this is gonna be gooooood!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 03:59 PM (MINbv)

240 You mean the corset thread?
Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 03:56 PM (8nWyX)

-----

Wait...... WUT?

We had a corset thread?? And I missed it??? Were there pictures>

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 03:59 PM (8XRCm)

241
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

===

How's life in management?

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at April 11, 2017 03:59 PM (5FLKM)

242 KFC - "So can we tinker enough to create Raptor drumsticks and wings?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 03:59 PM (9qw5X)

243 local man found dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide.

Maybe he dismembered himself before suicide to save time.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 04:00 PM (oVJmc)

244 9 Is it OK to comment in old posts?
Posted by: Weasel at April 11, 2017 03:57 PM

Only todays are safe goes the theory

Posted by: Skip at April 11, 2017 04:00 PM (Ot7+c)

245 241
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

===

How's life in management?
Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at April 11, 2017 03:59 PM (5FLKM)

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

Starts next Tuesday (I might have been slightly unclear about that now that I think about it).

I'm in a weird place where I kind of have nothing to do.

Hence...my presence here.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 04:01 PM (ELUpj)

246 >>He does seem more east coast than CA coast. I remember being surprised he grew up in southern CA.

He does. After St Georges, he went to Trinity which is located in a highway rest area commonly known as Connecticut so I guess it's not surprising he acts more east coast since he spent most of his yoot here.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2017 04:01 PM (/tuJf)

247 Moultin: "Well, first of all, I mean, you know, one exception does not prove the rule..."

Exactly. Trump, gah... like gag me with a spoon. I mean like, you know, he's yuck. He's all grody.

Posted by: Valley Girl Times at April 11, 2017 04:01 PM (1CroS)

248 keep in mind, when the Dems call for an 'independent investigation of Russian hacking", they mean the kind of circus that will lead to a lot of Repubs and Trump people being indicted for not remembering the exact details of an event that occurred months earlier. No Dems will be harmed since they never ever did anything even slightly dishonest concerning any election. (Blago was framed, don't you know.)

Posted by: mallfly the expert at April 11, 2017 04:01 PM (b7fwp)

249 Only todays are safe goes the theory
Posted by: Skip

As safe as a Palestinian on a motorcycle

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 04:01 PM (FZYNt)

250 They found a suicide note in the apartment, it read - "farewell legs! farewell arm..."

Then it was just a bloody mess.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 04:01 PM (9qw5X)

251 local man found dismembered in his apartment yesterday as a homicide
---------------------------------
Could have been accidental death and dismemberment. Hope he had insurance.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 11, 2017 04:01 PM (SsblQ)

252 United CEO apologizes for 'horrific' incident

Updated 21 minutes ago

Top news
The company faces a PR nightmare following videos posted online of a passenger being dragged off a flight. The CEO of United Airlines apologized today amid a global uproar - Oscar Munoz said he "continues to be disturbed" by the incident. He also said the airline will be doing a thorough review of company policies to "fix what's broken."
Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER !



Sooooooo. The genius that said "procedure was followed" is now learning the taste of Dr Drug's ass?

Posted by: United Airlines at April 11, 2017 04:02 PM (326rv)

253 Seth Moulton -- I thought they stopped making this model of Stupid.

Posted by: gracepc at April 11, 2017 04:02 PM (OU4q6)

254 Because the F-35 or JSF started out as a collaboration between the USMC and UK to build a replacement for the Harrier.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 03:52 PM

Which is the only thing it would make sense as. Not so much to replace the F-16 or F/A-18
Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2017 03:53 PM


W'assa matter you? You never heard "one ring to rule them all"? This is the B-side to our self-titled hit single.

Posted by: F-111 and The McNamara Whiz Kids at April 11, 2017 04:02 PM (DMUuz)

255 internet drama.

In Soviet Twitterland internet Dramas you.

Posted by: DaveA at April 11, 2017 04:02 PM (FhXTo)

256 227 I think I read something years ago where someone hacked up a body but wasn't charged with anything because the person had already died.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 03:55 PM (fD1ST)


Not even desecration of corpse? Huh.
Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:56 PM (mf5HN)

It was in the fine print of the ticket he purchased. End of story.

Posted by: United Airlines at April 11, 2017 04:02 PM (7HtZB)

257 >>>Starts next Tuesday (I might have been slightly unclear about that now that I think about it).

I'm in a weird place where I kind of have nothing to do.

Hence...my presence here.

...

you should just start making pointless changes just to make your employees work and establish you're now the boss. Employees love that.*


* However, I should also say that maybe this is an effective tool to find out which of your employees are malcontents and malingerers and which are actually dutiful. I know it's worked for me. (In the sense that I get weeded out whenever a new boss does this.)

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 04:02 PM (8rNrN)

258 --Loaded Weapon I--

*police looking at sheet-covered corpses*

Quadruple suicide. This one tried to get away.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at April 11, 2017 04:02 PM (xeeHA)

259 AlextheChick, we could always talk boots

http://www.shoebuy.com/lartiste-by-spring-step-rikeet-boot/781861/1668118

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 04:03 PM (9qw5X)

260
United CEO apologizes for 'horrific' incident


Take two.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 04:03 PM (oVJmc)

261 After viewing the comments totals, I thought that this was your job The James Madison.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 11, 2017 04:03 PM (6Ll1u)

262 I think there was Administration/Russian collusion on the Syria airfield strike.

Funny how all those Russian anti missile/anti aircraft systems in Syria just happened to not notice 56 cruise missiles aimed at and impacting a military base, huh?

The administration told Russia they were coming & Russia obligingly turned off its anti air defenses. Putin's protestations are nothing more than face-saving kabuki, IMO.

Posted by: West at April 11, 2017 04:03 PM (1Rgee)

263 Oscar Munoz said he "continues to be disturbed"

Yeah, whatever. Here's a clue, dude: it's your customers that continue to be disturbed.

*500K lifetime flyer on UAL here*

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 04:03 PM (MINbv)

264 "The one time Clinton should have used military force and would have had
99% bipartisan support was in Somalia after Mogadishu. Instead he had
us run away like scared little kids. It had future consequences."


The abject retreat from Mog was later specifically cited by bin Laden as an example of the type of psychological and political effect he wished for his al-Quaeda organization to produce.


"I'm not letting Reagan off the hook either after Beruit."

An obscure bit of history: SECDEF Weinberger's senior military liaison at the time of the barracks bombing turns out to have been... Colin Powell.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 11, 2017 04:03 PM (noWW6)

265 And Winona appreciation.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy


* * * * * *

Of the Ryder-type, not Judd-, please.

Posted by: MSTisdale at April 11, 2017 04:04 PM (g9d8D)

266 Look up the case of Robert Durst. Dude was only convicted of jumping bond after admitting to chopping up his neighbors body.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 11, 2017 04:04 PM (IKy84)

267 I'm in a weird place where I kind of have nothing to do.

Hence...my presence here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 04:01 PM (ELUpj)



I'm reasonably certain needing to work at work isn't really an impediment to many commenters.

Not me of course, I would never multishirk or anything and eeeep I forgot the Indians home opener is about to start.

Annnnd I just gave myself an involuntary stress test. I hit play on the Sirius feed of the Indians game and apparently had my volume all the way up on my phone and I may have just let out a shriek. Co-worker is still laughing at me.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 04:04 PM (mf5HN)

268 Note....

Russia has invited inspectors to come to the Air Base, and look for evidence that chemical weapons were ever there...

Either they are REALLY convinced they did a perfect clean up.... or....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 04:04 PM (NgKpN)

269 Funny how all those Russian anti missile/anti aircraft systems in Syria just happened to not notice 56 cruise missiles aimed at and impacting a military base, huh?

I think Vlad would prefer people think he was in on it rather than he was caught with his pants down and an unworkable anti-missile system.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 04:05 PM (oVJmc)

270 ratings? She'd have to be on air in order to get ratings.

--

Hell, I didn't even know that. My satellite-transmitted box of glowing entertainment is never on the news channels.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 11, 2017 04:05 PM (+FSld)

271 "United CEO apologizes for 'horrific' incident"

Doesn't the United boss have magical identity politics superpowers he can invoke to get himself off the hook?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 11, 2017 04:05 PM (noWW6)

272 He nuttered on:

Video of Tucker's punch-up on this conspiracy queen below.

*******

A certain kind of--poetry.

Posted by: Holmes at April 11, 2017 04:05 PM (fi5nC)

273 Russia has invited inspectors"

Hans Blix, call your office.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 04:06 PM (MINbv)

274 "United CEO apologizes for 'horrific' incident"

Doesn't the United boss have magical identity politics superpowers he can invoke to get himself off the hook?
Posted by: torquewrench

not unless the airplanes cross borders illegally.

Posted by: United Airlines at April 11, 2017 04:06 PM (326rv)

275 I had to wait WHOLE MINUTES to comment on it.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 03:52 PM (mf5HN)

Couldn't reach the comment button because someone borrowed your step-stool?

Yeah...I read the abuse.

I have a list, and you are on it. And that Bluebell too!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 04:06 PM (rF0hx)

276 "United CEO apologizes for 'horrific' incident"




When? Last I heard, he went all in on backing his people.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2017 04:06 PM (EAA/O)

277 Hans Blix?

How about that American 'weapons inspector' who got busted for trying to solicit dates with underage girls.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 04:07 PM (9qw5X)

278 An obscure bit of history: SECDEF Weinberger's
senior military liaison at the time of the barracks bombing turns out to
have been... Colin Powell.


Posted by: torquewrench at April 11, 2017 04:03 PM (noWW6)


If you're ever in Jacksonville, NC near the gates of Camp Lejeune, there's a park that serves as a memorial to the Beirut bombing victims.

When we were there, a young Marine was running his fingers across a name inscribed on the wall. He told us it was his father's best friend.

Also, you can cross a bridge and there's a glass Vietnam War memorial wall that is beautiful.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 11, 2017 04:07 PM (PY9jH)

279 269 Funny how all those Russian anti missile/anti aircraft systems in Syria just happened to not notice 56 cruise missiles aimed at and impacting a military base, huh?

I think Vlad would prefer people think he was in on it rather than he was caught with his pants down and an unworkable anti-missile system.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 04:05 PM (oVJmc)

Tomahawks from the Med... those Anti Aircraft missile systems are up North, pointed at Turkey...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 11, 2017 04:07 PM (NgKpN)

280 How about that American 'weapons inspector' who got busted for trying to solicit dates with underage girls."

"hey babe, wanna see a real missile?"

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 04:07 PM (MINbv)

281
How about that American 'weapons inspector' who got busted for trying to solicit dates with underage girls.
Posted by: Anna Puma

I've been called a lot of things

Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 11, 2017 04:07 PM (FZYNt)

282 AlextheChick, we could always talk boots

http://www.shoebuy.com/lartiste-by-spring-step-rikeet-boot/781861/1668118
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 04:03 PM


Please be careful with the football. The HQ only recently stood down from DRESSCON 1.

Posted by: F-111 and The McNamara Whiz Kids at April 11, 2017 04:07 PM (DMUuz)

283 Couldn't reach the comment button because someone borrowed your step-stool?

Yeah...I read the abuse.

I have a list, and you are on it. And that Bluebell too!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 04:06 PM (rF0hx)



Mmmmhmmm.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 04:08 PM (mf5HN)

284 Ace

You forgot Saint Tulsi Gabbard d'Assad.

Posted by: Holmes at April 11, 2017 04:09 PM (fi5nC)

285 Russia has invited inspectors to come to the Air Base, and look for evidence that chemical weapons were ever there...

Either they are REALLY convinced they did a perfect clean up.... or....

Posted by: Don Q.


My friends, I intend to review this evidence myself, as soon as I can get the Air Force to release to me a fully loaded nuked out B-52 for the trip.

Posted by: John McStain at April 11, 2017 04:09 PM (HTdUD)

286 Russia has invited inspectors"

Hans Blix, call your office.

--
Hans Bwix, stop busting my bawws

Posted by: kim il dead at April 11, 2017 04:09 PM (suO/a)

287 I've been called a lot of things
Posted by: Bill Clinton"

Get in line, bunky

Posted by: Scott *16 year olds* Ritter at April 11, 2017 04:09 PM (MINbv)

288 AlextheChick, we could always talk boots

http://www.shoebuy.com/lartiste-by-spring-step-rikeet-boot/781861/1668118
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 04:03 PM



Ohhhhh I like those.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 04:09 PM (mf5HN)

289 Scott Ritter

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 11, 2017 04:09 PM (IKy84)

290 Mmmmhmmm. ?????


https://youtu.be/GaUqpnHvua8?t=9s

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 04:10 PM (9qw5X)

291 worried about fall-out.

Some nutteries do have lawsuits part way down their speed dial.

Posted by: DaveA at April 11, 2017 04:10 PM (FhXTo)

292 266 Look up the case of Robert Durst. Dude was only convicted of jumping bond after admitting to chopping up his neighbors body.
Posted by: Jack Sock at April 11, 2017 04:04 PM (IKy84)

I believe he has been arrested for the murder of his friend in LA.

Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2017 04:10 PM (7HtZB)

293 Scott Ritter
Posted by: Jack Sock"

You're late. By a half minute.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 11, 2017 04:10 PM (MINbv)

294 Seth Moulton: Trump's acting as a Moscovian Candidate for Putin

Nah, too Machiavellian, you gutter snipe. Loosen up on the throttle there.

Posted by: Niccolo Machiavelli at April 11, 2017 04:10 PM (1CroS)

295 289 Scott Ritter
Posted by: Jack Sock at April 11, 2017 04:09 PM (IKy84)

I loved him in Three's Company.

Posted by: josephistan at April 11, 2017 04:10 PM (7HtZB)

296 "219 >>>168 >>>I was trying to avoid that accusation I've sometimes gotten of "You
treat me like a buddy, then you throw me to your commenter wolf-pack."

I've never seen that happen here.
...
I didn't mean that as a rebuke of any wolfing. It's just that if I say "Hey back off, he's a friend of the blog," I can tell the whineypantses that I tried to tell the wolves to eat someone else.

Plus I just generally try to keep people out of being trashed on the blog if I've ever had any kind of interaction with them.

Also, I have in fact slipped up and sometimes slammed someone harder on the blog than I meant to -- I had intended just a political argument, but my tone came off hostile and aggressive. If it's someone I actually know (for real know), that results in awkwardness.

Anyway, I'm just generally a bit over-reactive with this sort of thing, worried about fall-out.

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:55 PM (8rNrN)"

It's totes OK, Ace. Everyone here treated me with the respect I deserve.

Posted by: Bill Wynn at April 11, 2017 04:10 PM (1Rgee)

297 Hyperloop Uber Flying Submarines (powered by cold fusion and solar FREAKIN' Roadways) will make planes obsolete within 18 months anyway, so United's meltdown is an irrelevant sideshow to the Inevitable Progress of History!

Posted by: zombie at April 11, 2017 04:11 PM (DQ4Fv)

298 Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:55 PM (8rNrN)"

It's totes OK, Ace. Everyone here treated me with the respect I deserve.
Posted by: Bill Wynn at April 11, 2017 04:10 PM (1Rgee)

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

Me too.

Posted by: Emma Tiller, PhD at April 11, 2017 04:11 PM (xeeHA)

299 Wait...... WUT?

We had a corset thread?? And I missed it??? Were there pictures>
Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 03:59 PM (8XRCm)


CBD's dinosaur chicken thread downstairs was taken over by 'ettes. I don't think there were any pictures, but there was a log of discussion of corsets.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 04:11 PM (8nWyX)

300 Me too.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 11, 2017 04:12 PM (xeeHA)

301 Scott Ritter

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 04:12 PM (8XRCm)

302 I loved him in Three's Company.
Posted by: josephistan"

Wanna buy a thighmaster?

Posted by: Suzanne S... whatever. at April 11, 2017 04:12 PM (MINbv)

303 You cut off your husband's head; you cut off his arms; and you cut off his legs. How could you, Mrs Dick?!

Posted by: 1940s Canadian judge at murder trial at April 11, 2017 04:12 PM (nlbfN)

304 Ohhhhh I like those.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 04:09 PM (mf5HN)

They are nice...Oh for fvck's sake....you're dragging me into this shit?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 04:12 PM (rF0hx)

305 Me too...

Posted by: Mow deGrass Tyson at April 11, 2017 04:13 PM (MINbv)

306 Heh. When Dana Milbank compares you to a 9/11 Truther, well, you've lost Dana Milbank.

Even he thinks Lawrence O'Donnell is nuts. (Over at Newsbusters)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 11, 2017 04:13 PM (PY9jH)

307 Nothing but love for me

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at April 11, 2017 04:13 PM (FZYNt)

308
But I always tell people I recommend it to to
just get through the first three hours of set-up, and then you will
start getting some big payoffs.





Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 03:58 PM (8rNrN)


That's interesting and I sort of remember that guy now that you mention it.

The one I am thinking of happened when I was a teenager. Birmingham, I think, and I'm pretty sure it was an old woman. A crazy old woman driven slightly more crazy when she realized her husband had died.

Anyway, a quick internet search shows it's surprisingly common. I like the one in Australia where the guy used the chainsaw after he worried that the authorities might suspect he killed her. I'm not sure how that logic plays out, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 04:13 PM (fD1ST)

309 I don't think there were any pictures, but there was a log of discussion of corsets.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 04:11 PM (8nWyX)

-----

If any of the ettes here wear a corset, Ill eat my hat.


Well.... wear a corset during the day.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 04:14 PM (8XRCm)

310 I thought he made some really good points about me back in the day.

Posted by: That High Quality Paisley Chick at April 11, 2017 04:15 PM (2VN2E)

311 >>>266 Look up the case of Robert Durst. Dude was only convicted of jumping bond after admitting to chopping up his neighbors body.

Watch "The Jinx"! Totally worth it!!!

Posted by: ace, a Big Fan of "The Jinx" at April 11, 2017 04:15 PM (8rNrN)

312 I like the one in Australia where the guy used the chainsaw after he worried that the authorities might suspect he killed her. I'm not sure how that logic plays out, though.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 11, 2017 04:13 PM (fD1ST)
----------------------------
Better than a hatchet?

Posted by: Undocumented at April 11, 2017 04:15 PM (SsblQ)

313
If any of the ettes here wear a corset, Ill eat my hat.


Well.... wear a corset during the day.
Posted by: fixerupper

I would settle for thigh high boots and a black mini skirt

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 04:15 PM (FZYNt)

314 I'm in a weird place where I kind of have nothing to do.



Hence...my presence here.



...



you should just start making pointless changes just to make your
employees work and establish you're now the boss. Employees love that.*





* However, I should also say that maybe this is an effective tool to
find out which of your employees are malcontents and malingerers and
which are actually dutiful. I know it's worked for me. (In the sense
that I get weeded out whenever a new boss does this.)





Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 04:02 PM (8rNrN)

First, if things are decentralized, centralize them. If they're centralized, decentralize them.
Oh, and be sure to put up new nameplates on doors, and draw up a new org chart.
This management shit is easy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 11, 2017 04:16 PM (SRKgf)

315
you should just start making pointless changes just to make your employees work and establish you're now the boss. Employees love that.*


* However, I should also say that maybe this is an effective tool to find out which of your employees are malcontents and malingerers and which are actually dutiful. I know it's worked for me. (In the sense that I get weeded out whenever a new boss does this.)

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 04:02 PM (8rNrN)

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

I literally just saw the list of my employees for the first time 5 minutes ago.

The role I'm getting...technically doesn't exist yet.

Interesting times...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 04:17 PM (ELUpj)

316 313
If any of the ettes here wear a corset, Ill eat my hat.


Well.... wear a corset during the day.
Posted by: fixerupper

I would settle for thigh high boots and a black mini skirt
Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 04:15 PM (FZYNt)

Short skirt, and a lonnnggggg jacket...

Posted by: Cake at April 11, 2017 04:17 PM (NgKpN)

317 I commend the ettes, take it when you can. We may need a style guide adjustment to include every thread turning into a boob, gun, food and clothes thread.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 11, 2017 04:17 PM (6Ll1u)

318 I would settle for thigh high boots and a black mini skirt
Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 04:15 PM (FZYNt)


I was going to make a joke about all boots being thigh-high to AtC but then I remembered that I need my inside parts because that's where I keep all my blood.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 04:17 PM (8nWyX)

319 McStain is the Mr. Magoo of pilots. Nukes? Holy shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 11, 2017 04:18 PM (6Hrsu)

320 Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 04:14 PM (8XRCm)

They don't call them corsets but there is an industry that produce body shaping garments that sell pretty well. Seems to me that a person who wears that won't be getting naked for you anytime soon.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 11, 2017 04:18 PM (IKy84)

321 >>>And Winona appreciation.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy

* * * * * *
Of the Ryder-type, not Judd-, please.


THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 11, 2017 04:18 PM (u2EhZ)

322 Better than a hatchet?
-------
Don't ax me! I dunno.

Posted by: zombie lizzy borden at April 11, 2017 04:18 PM (nlbfN)

323 Short skirt, and a lonnnggggg jacket...
Posted by: Cake at April 11, 2017 04:17 PM (NgKpN)


Heh. I was literally sitting here chair dancing to that.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 04:18 PM (mf5HN)

324 you should just start making pointless changes just to make your employees work and establish you're now the boss. Employees love that.*


* However, I should also say that maybe this is an effective tool to find out which of your employees are malcontents and malingerers and which are actually dutiful. I know it's worked for me. (In the sense that I get weeded out whenever a new boss does this.)

Posted by: ace at April 11, 2017 04:02 PM (8rNrN)

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

I literally just saw the list of my employees for the first time 5 minutes ago.

The role I'm getting...technically doesn't exist yet.

Interesting times...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Ace should have a podcast of your first staff meeting. We could live blog it.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2017 04:18 PM (326rv)

325 I was going to make a joke about all boots being thigh-high to AtC but then I remembered that I need my inside parts because that's where I keep all my blood.

--------

Technically.... arent her flip flops thigh high??

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 04:18 PM (8XRCm)

326 287 I've been called a lot of things
Posted by: Bill Clinton"
Get in line, bunky
Posted by: Scott *16 year olds* Ritter at April 11, 2017 04:09 PM (MINbv)




Pffft.

Posted by: Jared from Subway in the protective segregation unit at April 11, 2017 04:19 PM (SRKgf)

327 From what I recall the FBI has been investigating Trump and Russia since July last year, that's 10 months if I counted right. Any results other than vague accusations? Anybody?

Posted by: Javems at April 11, 2017 04:19 PM (yOqwj)

328 314 First, if things are decentralized, centralize them. If they're centralized, decentralize them.
Oh, and be sure to put up new nameplates on doors, and draw up a new org chart.
This management shit is easy.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 11, 2017 04:16 PM (SRKgf)

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

My main concern right now is how to rethink how to decorate a desk that says, "I'm refined, authoritative, and awesome"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 04:20 PM (ELUpj)

329 Trump is in Pootie's pocket, but the guy who said he 'would have more flexibility after the election' is totes a straight shooter.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 04:20 PM (oVJmc)

330
I was going to make a joke about all boots being thigh-high to AtC but then I remembered that I need my inside parts because that's where I keep all my blood.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 04:17 PM (8nWyX)


Technically, I think you mean you need your inside parts to remain inside.

Just pointing that out. Helpfully.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 04:21 PM (mf5HN)

331 Ace should have a podcast of your first staff meeting. We could live blog it.

What could go wrong?
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 11, 2017 04:18 PM (326rv)

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

Considering that half of my employees are offshore in the Philippines, I'm thinking many things.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 04:21 PM (ELUpj)

332 Trump is in Pootie's pocket, but the guy who said he 'would have more flexibility after the election' is totes a straight shooter.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 04:20 PM (oVJmc)


Shooter, yes. Straight...?

Posted by: Reggie at April 11, 2017 04:21 PM (8nWyX)

333 AlextheChick, this might make you smile and warm that cold dark heart shaped space..

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/selection-du-weekend-239-14.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2017 04:21 PM (9qw5X)

334


You ever notice how David Corn drools all over the place, like he took a big drink of pus before he speaks? I mean, he has this viscous stuff that shoots out of his mouth every time he opens it. He's like some kinda jellyfish or something, or one of those slugs that has some kinda lubricating stuff that comes out of their body to help them slide along...or like a big vagina.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzzy at April 11, 2017 04:21 PM (00Nex)

335
Ive been a "manager" for over 30 years.


A more descriptive title would be "Adult Daycare Provider".

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 04:22 PM (8XRCm)

336 How about that American 'weapons inspector' who got busted for trying to solicit dates with underage girls.

That would be Scott Ritter, the guy that withheld information deliberately beacause he was afraid it would lead to war. But you could totally trust his word otherwise.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 11, 2017 04:22 PM (39g3+)

337 335
Ive been a "manager" for over 30 years.


A more descriptive title would be "Adult Daycare Provider".
Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 04:22 PM (8XRCm)

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

That sounds so much easier than actually doing work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 04:22 PM (ELUpj)

338 United Airlines lost 830 million in market cap today. You bet the CEO is crapping his pants. The stockholders may throw him out at 32,000 feet without his golden parachute.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 11, 2017 04:22 PM (FAo3p)

339 Ive been a "manager" for over 30 years.


A more descriptive title would be "Adult Daycare Provider".


Isn't that the truth. I have to be part confidant, part bartender, part therapist, and part enforcer.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 04:23 PM (2VN2E)

340 My main concern right now is how to rethink how to decorate a desk that says, "I'm refined, authoritative, and awesome"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 11, 2017 04:20 PM (ELUpj)



See re: AP's link.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 04:23 PM (mf5HN)

341 They don't call them corsets but there is an industry that produce body shaping garments that sell pretty well. Seems to me that a person who wears that won't be getting naked for you anytime soon.
Posted by: Jack Sock at April 11, 2017 04:18 PM (IKy84)

You mean spanx?

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 11, 2017 04:23 PM (u8Ywb)

342
Of the Ryder-type, not Judd-, please.


Yes wre talking about the Ryder cups

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 11, 2017 04:23 PM (lKyWE)

343
You ever notice how David Corn drools all over the place, like he took a big drink of pus before he speaks? I mean, he has this viscous stuff that shoots out of his mouth every time he opens it. He's like some kinda jellyfish or something, or one of those slugs that has some kinda lubricating stuff that comes out of their body to help them slide along...or like a big vagina.


He's a vaguely-human snail.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2017 04:23 PM (oVJmc)

344 Dildos on NPR this morning were going on about the "sudden change" in the Trump admin from being Russia-huggers to being warmongers. I wonder if any of them realize that change was 100% in their DNC talking points sent in fresh this morning?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 11, 2017 04:24 PM (Jnluk)

345 Screw these people.

Joe Mattis and Jeff Sessions are Russian stooges.

Got it.

FFS

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 11, 2017 04:24 PM (B+qrE)

346 85 Spicer's statement was unwise and dumb, but not in the way people think. Hitler deliberately would not use chemical weapons, because of his experiences in WWI and the dangers of hurting his own troops.

But Spicer had two dumb assumptions in his statement:

1) That Assad was as bad or worse than Hitler by using a Chem weapon attack
2) That killing people with a bomb is worse than with a gas chamber.

And that was his problem. He was trotted out to try to spin Assad as a horrendous monster that had to be stopped and went too far.

The statement about chemical weapons was objectively fact, but the underlying assumptions behind it were stupid.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 11, 2017 03:35 PM (39g3+)


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

Spicer clarified his statement later on in the presser.


Although everyone can hang on to it for the hysteria.

It won't be the first time the media/liberals have used supposed offense to Jewish people as some sort of excuse to undermine doing the right thing.


During Rwanda--the Clinton administration argued--and Susan Rice might have had something to do with it--that using the term genocide when talking about Rwanda would offend Jewish people. Never mind that the use of the term genocide would make the UN have to back their raison d'etre.


I'm pretty sure Israel is interested in chemical weapons not being used in the area--as is Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and even Egypt--this might be one of the first times there is significant daylight between Syria and Egypt.


So---trying to get the vapors over what Spicer said--is just so much false bullshit.

Posted by: Holmes at April 11, 2017 04:24 PM (fi5nC)

347


"He's a vaguely-human snail."

I can see it. This liquid that he spits out is used for his locomotion.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzzy at April 11, 2017 04:25 PM (00Nex)

348 The trick thing about the Moultin/O'Donnell/Maddow/Clinton nuttery is... there is no way to disprove it.

Every fact contrary to their Trump is Putin's puppet theory is just a false flag.


Posted by: LASue the most deplorable. at April 11, 2017 04:25 PM (CLKfs)

349 Speaking of techno-babble:

Dr. Shawn Pollard of the NUS Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering said in a press release, "It is really unexpected for us to
find both large DMI and skyrmions in the multilayer film we engineered.
What's more, these nanoscale skyrmions persisted even after the removal
of an external biasing magnetic field, which are the first of their
kind."


from:
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/11/
scientists-tout-data-storage-breakthrough.html

Posted by: DaveA at April 11, 2017 04:25 PM (FhXTo)

350 Posted by: CaliGirl at April 11, 2017 04:23 PM (u8Ywb)

Could be. I've just seen a lot of commercials .

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 11, 2017 04:25 PM (IKy84)

351 David Corn looks like a cast member of the old "Planet of the Apes" films...

Posted by: JoeF. at April 11, 2017 04:26 PM (7uYFy)

352 United Airlines lost 830 million in market cap today. You bet the CEO is crapping his pants. The stockholders may throw him out at 32,000 feet without his golden parachute.

Posted by: Old Blue


The CEO of United made the CEO of Pepsi a very happy person.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 11, 2017 04:26 PM (HTdUD)

353 A more descriptive title would be "Adult Daycare Provider".



Isn't that the truth. I have to be part confidant, part bartender, part therapist, and part enforcer.





Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 04:23 PM (2VN2E)

Boy, is it ever the truth. My secretary used to joke that I needed a couch in my office after dealing with all the head cases. My favorite duo were two gals who despised each other, and got into flaming rows on a weekly basis. First one would come into my office blubbing, then the other. The carpet in my office started getting moldy from being wet all the time.


Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 11, 2017 04:26 PM (SRKgf)

354 The James Madison, are you going to be in charge of the drug dealer killing spree in the Philippines? I'm sure many charts and graphs are needed.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 11, 2017 04:26 PM (6Ll1u)

355 David Corn looks like a cast member of the old "Planet of the Apes" films...
Posted by: JoeF. at April 11, 2017 04:26 PM (7uYFy)
------

Hey.... Fuck you too Joe.

Posted by: Rowdy McDowell at April 11, 2017 04:27 PM (8XRCm)

356 United Airlines lost 830 million in market cap today. You bet the CEO
is crapping his pants. The stockholders may throw him out at 32,000
feet without his golden parachute




Kinda puts that shitty offer of a $400 coupon in perspective, doesn't it?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 11, 2017 04:27 PM (SRKgf)

357 United Airlines lost 830 million in market cap today.

A 1% move is tame day for an airline stock.

Posted by: very tame indeed at April 11, 2017 04:28 PM (+INtM)

358 I don't know what happened but the police after stupidly.
Corpse man.
I've visited all 57 states.
My grandfather liberated Auschwitz
If you like your plan you can keep your plan.
I don't speak Austrian.

Posted by: Barack Obama's Greatest Hits at April 11, 2017 04:28 PM (FqgrG)

359 >>>Yes wre talking about the Ryder cups

:::sits cross legged in front of class with juicebox:::
GO ON!!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 11, 2017 04:29 PM (u2EhZ)

360 Where is my tinfoil hat ?? anyone seen it ?

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at April 11, 2017 04:29 PM (nQHw/)

361 You ever notice how David Corn drools all over the place, like he took a big drink of pus before he speaks? I mean, he has this viscous stuff that shoots out of his mouth every time he opens it. He's like some kinda jellyfish or something, or one of those slugs that has some kinda lubricating stuff that comes out of their body to help them slide along...or like a big vagina.



Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzzy at April 11, 2017 04:21 PM (00Nex)
.........

I did.

Posted by: wth at April 11, 2017 04:30 PM (HgMAr)

362 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 11, 2017 04:26 PM (SRKgf)

That's sounds like my office. I hate the tears.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 11, 2017 04:30 PM (u8Ywb)

363 When? Last I heard, he went all in on backing his people.

Posted by: rickb223


I have to presume that was before Legal had a friendly chat, and by friendly chat I mean a conversation beginning with "What the hell were you thinking?!?"

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 11, 2017 04:30 PM (9krrF)

364
Lawrence O'Donnell and Rachel Maddow

On the same set at the same time.

Exchanging conspiracy theories.

That they created in their own minds.

Thank God I don't have cable.

Posted by: mrp at April 11, 2017 04:30 PM (Pqytn)

365
It's time for United to announce transgender bathrooms on all their flights. That's always a good business plan.

Posted by: Target, Inc. at April 11, 2017 04:30 PM (HTdUD)

366 >>>Oh, and be sure to put up new nameplates on doors, and draw up a new org chart.

This management shit is easy.<<<

I love it when new managers rearrange the furniture or toss the old furniture and get new stuff. Let's reevaluate our core competencies and mission statement, shall we?

Posted by: Fritz at April 11, 2017 04:31 PM (MF/hn)

367 I saw Nanoscale Skyrmions open for BowWowWow at the Rosemont Horizon in '82.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 11, 2017 04:31 PM (B+qrE)

368 358 I don't know what happened but the police after stupidly.
Corpse man.
I've visited all 57 states.
My grandfather liberated Auschwitz
If you like your plan you can keep your plan.
I don't speak Austrian.
Posted by: Barack Obama's Greatest Hits at April 11, 2017 04:28 PM (FqgrG)



Obama reading teleprompter: "Welcome to Norway, Mr. Obama. ... Oh wait, fuck, I'm Mr. Obama. Wrong speech."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 11, 2017 04:31 PM (SRKgf)

369 I, for one, am shocked - gobsmacked even - at the party experienced with colluding with foreign governments (Ted Kennedy's letter to the Soviets, the "dear comandante" letter to Noriega) are so sudden to suggest same.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at April 11, 2017 04:32 PM (1CASv)

370 My favorite duo were two gals who despised each other, and got into flaming rows on a weekly basis. First one would come into my office blubbing, then the other. The carpet in my office started getting moldy from being wet all the time.

-----

Canned speech number 217.

"I do not expect every single one of my one hundred employees to like each other. That would be unrealistic. What I do expect every single one of my one hundred employees to do is find a smidgen of professionalism and be able to work with employees they may not find likable. Now Im confident that both of you have the skills necessary to achieve this. I counting on you two to find a way to get this done."

"Mmmmmmmmkay???"

Posted by: Rowdy McDowell at April 11, 2017 04:32 PM (8XRCm)

371 Sean Spicer must he fired and his salary for this month should be donated against my next botox bill

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at April 11, 2017 04:32 PM (FqgrG)

372 Fuck David Corn and his peas and q's too.

Posted by: Killerdog at April 11, 2017 04:32 PM (1V8Oz)

373
fucking sock

Posted by: fixerupper at April 11, 2017 04:32 PM (8XRCm)

374 N
O
O
D

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 11, 2017 04:32 PM (FZYNt)

375 Isn't that the truth. I have to be part confidant, part bartender, part therapist, and part enforcer.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at April 11, 2017 04:23 PM (2VN2E)

Boy, is it ever the truth. My secretary used to joke that I needed a couch in my office after dealing with all the head cases. My favorite duo were two gals who despised each other, and got into flaming rows on a weekly basis. First one would come into my office blubbing, then the other. The carpet in my office started getting moldy from being wet all the time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 11, 2017 04:26 PM (SRKgf)


I have never been the boss of anybody, and would never want to be. What I have are clients who desperately need help, and when they get it are incredibly grateful.

A set up I find much much more satisfying than dealing with ingrate employees who need to have their asses and noses wiped, and expect ME to pay THEM afterwards.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 11, 2017 04:33 PM (TOk1P)

376 United Airlines lost 830 million in market cap today. You bet the CEO is crapping his pants. The stockholders may throw him out at 32,000 feet without his golden parachute.
Posted by: Old Blue

We have recently concluded that our boardroom is overbooked.......

Posted by: United Airlines at April 11, 2017 04:33 PM (326rv)

377 I have to presume that was before Legal had a friendly chat, and by friendly chat I mean a conversation beginning with "What the hell were you thinking?!?"
Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 11, 2017 04:30 PM (9krrF)



"Hold on, have to use this eye heroin for a second."

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 11, 2017 04:33 PM (mf5HN)

378 I'm sure by the end of the week, the United CEO will be bounced out and replaced by a half-black, half-puerto rican lesbian in a wheelchair.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 11, 2017 04:33 PM (39g3+)

379 Corpse man.

Still number one with a bullet in my quiver of "nope, he is not actually bright" arrows.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 11, 2017 04:33 PM (B+qrE)

380 Refined, authoritative and awesome:
http://tinyurl.com/kuco6tm

Posted by: Lost in the 1890's at April 11, 2017 04:33 PM (WrMht)

381 "My secretary used to joke that I needed a couch in my office..."

Are you SURE she meant for psychiatry?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 11, 2017 04:34 PM (Jnluk)

382 NOOD.

Posted by: Lord Chancellor johnd01 at April 11, 2017 04:34 PM (ukNFU)

383 Canned speech number 217.



"I do not expect every single one of my one hundred employees to
like each other. That would be unrealistic. What I do expect every
single one of my one hundred employees to do is find a smidgen of
professionalism and be able to work with employees they may not find
likable. Now Im confident that both of you have the skills necessary to
achieve this. I counting on you two to find a way to get this done."



"Mmmmmmmmkay???"

Posted by: Rowdy McDowell at April 11, 2017 04:32 PM (8XRCm)

Yeah, I did that one. Weekly.
"But ... but ... she's trying to DESTROY me!"Huh?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 11, 2017 04:34 PM (SRKgf)

384 People pay for their ticket well in advance of the day they show up at the gate. Overbooking is theft.

1) It costs thousands to buyout a few passengers.
2) It costs tens of thousands to arrange a small jet at a small airport in the same city to get them to their destination the same day.
3) It costs hundreds of thousands to pay a lawsuit to a hysterical doctor.
4) It costs millions to remind America that renting a car isn't any kind of hassle on this scale.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 11, 2017 04:34 PM (VdICR)

385 I'm bored in my retirement, I gotta get something going. Plan one is supplying the media with tinfoil hats, plan two is using old skills to run a marijuana farm. I guess they're kinda connected.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 11, 2017 04:34 PM (6Ll1u)

386 327 From what I recall the FBI has been investigating Trump and Russia since July last year, that's 10 months if I counted right. Any results other than vague accusations? Anybody?

The whole thing seems to have been instigated by Brennan at the CIA, who pushed the FBI to investigate after seeing 'concerning' intelligence reports.
So, consider the source.

Posted by: gewa76 at April 11, 2017 04:35 PM (B6OKy)

387 My neighbor has about 70 employees reporting to him. Half are wimminz. He's had it.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 11, 2017 04:35 PM (6Hrsu)

388 Trump to Putin "The bombing of a Syrian airfield begins in 5 minutes".

It probably looked like a stepped on anthill over there.

Posted by: torabora at April 11, 2017 04:36 PM (0+2tr)

389 The CEO of United made the CEO of Pepsi a very happy person.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 11, 2017 04:26 PM (HTdUD)

And it just got worse.

Apparently they violated their own terms of service because the flight was not oversold to paying customers.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2017 04:37 PM (rF0hx)

390 My brother completely believes Moulton's theory. Of course he thinks he was the first one to figure it out and also I'm pretty sure he has early dementia.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at April 11, 2017 04:37 PM (5yBi/)

391 Apparently they violated their own terms of service because the flight was not oversold to paying customers.




That's what we have been saying. The oversold park had already been handled then they came back with personnel problems needing to bump for more paying customers off.
Personnel problems are not paying customers problems.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 11, 2017 04:40 PM (EAA/O)

392 I was going to make a joke about all boots being
thigh-high to AtC but then I remembered that I need my inside parts
because that's where I keep all my blood.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 04:17 PM


And then I was going to make a joke about your inside parts being too high for AtC to reach, but then I remembered you're a submariner, and the size requirements, and that even if she does get lost in The Pit of Balls she could stretch that high, and ... you're right.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 11, 2017 04:40 PM (DMUuz)

393 And then I was going to make a joke about your inside parts being too high for AtC to reach
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 11, 2017 04:40 PM (DMUuz)


Oh, she doesn't go after them herself. She has staffvelociraptors to to that for her.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2017 04:45 PM (8nWyX)

394 Again, the entirety of evidence of Trump collusion with Putin:

1) Said a couple of nice things about him a few times.

2) Some people formerly in the campaign may have some connections to some people in Russia.

3) Russia may have hacked the DNC and Podesta and released the e-mails to wikileaks.

From this endless conspiracies are born in the minds of dolts.

Posted by: George Orwell's Ghost at April 11, 2017 05:12 PM (UgF8H)

395 349 Speaking of techno-babble:

Dr. Shawn Pollard of the NUS Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering said in a press release, "It is really unexpected for us to
find both large DMI and skyrmions in the multilayer film we engineered.
What's more, these nanoscale skyrmions persisted even after the removal
of an external biasing magnetic field, which are the first of their
kind."

from:
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/11/
scientists-tout-data-storage-breakthrough.html
Posted by: DaveA at April 11, 2017 04:25 PM (FhXTo)

My personal favorite was a test question from thermo, back in the day:

"Prove that the temperature drops in the adiabatic demagnetization of a Weiss-Curie paramagnetic solid."

It was actually a pretty simple proof, but I just loved the way it rolls off the tongue.

Posted by: West at April 11, 2017 05:15 PM (1Rgee)

396 You need to fix that "old posts" glitch bigtime. And if you're doing it on purpose you should be taken offshore and keelhauled just on general principles.

Posted by: Random Thought Generator at April 11, 2017 08:50 PM (iOKfQ)

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