Thread below the Pet Thread 6 May 2017 [KT]

There appears to be some good content coming up in the queue. Sometime. Meanwhile, here's an open thread.

A couple of pieces I've seen lately that I thought were worth some cogitation:

What is the relationship between the Alt-Left and the Democratic Party?

Positive reinforcement doesn't work in the long run.

O.K., he's talking about kids. And it is interesting in that context. But how might this apply to North Korea or Iran? For example.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 01:08 PM




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1 Where is everyone? Naked gardening?

Posted by: lindarose at May 06, 2017 01:01 PM (kufk0)

2 Wow. Roommmy in here.

Posted by: The Margins at May 06, 2017 01:05 PM (+1FpW)

3 It really is weirdly quiet.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 06, 2017 01:05 PM (bZ7mE)

4 I heard also that Trump repealing the Affartable Harthcare act also takes away medical su[[ort from pets. This is disgusting and Presdent Obama should do soomething to stop this and get ride of that idiot TRUMP !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 06, 2017 01:06 PM (WmgTn)

5
Nice view from up here

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 06, 2017 01:06 PM (lKyWE)

6 Naked gardening day was started by a nude activist, Mark Storey. I guess it's like LGBT history month.

It's an attempt by some perverted imbecile to try to mainstream deviant behavior.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 06, 2017 01:07 PM (vRcUp)

7 A little less quiet when I realize that the blog clock is about nine minutes slow.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 06, 2017 01:07 PM (bZ7mE)

8
KT, when are are you going to be promoted to full COB, from 'Open Blogger'?

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 06, 2017 01:07 PM (4DCSq)

9 sidebar article about Cutting the Cord - looking forward to it! I've been without cable since forever, however I am open to learning about some cost effective and off the grid alternatives to going cable commando.

Posted by: kallisto at May 06, 2017 01:07 PM (kD8Fh)

10 >>>What is the relationship between the Alt-Left and the Democratic Party?

The preferred term is Ctrl-Left.

Posted by: AoS style guide at May 06, 2017 01:10 PM (vRcUp)

11 Not to poop on the parade, but, isn't "below the pet" like, you know, the litter box?

Posted by: mindful webworker - silliness doesn't pay well enough at May 06, 2017 01:11 PM (l/Pix)

12
KT, when are are you going to be promoted to full COB, from 'Open Blogger'?
Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 06, 2017 01:07 PM


What exactly does "open" mean?
Is it like an open marriage?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 06, 2017 01:13 PM (IqV8l)

13 A teacher says that positive reinforcement doesn't work. Okay. Why pay teachers?
Compulsory, unpaid labor is slavery. Schools give to many students no reason to do what schools require.
What we in the US call "the public school system" (i.e., the policy which compels attendance at school and restricts parents' options to facilities operated by dues-paying members of the NEA/AFT/AFSCME cartel) has become an employment program for dues-paying members of the cartel. If this is not so, why cannot any student take an exit exam at any age?

Posted by: Malcolm Kirkpatrick at May 06, 2017 01:13 PM (IbUUZ)

14 The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 06, 2017 01:14 PM (0mRoj)

15 A couple of pieces I've seen lately that I thought were worth some cogitation

Is there a washing machine out of balance on this thread??

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 06, 2017 01:14 PM (zc3Db)

16 15 A couple of pieces I've seen lately that I thought were worth some cogitation

Is there a washing machine out of balance on this thread??
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 06, 2017 01:14 PM (zc3Db)

THUNK THUNK THUNK THUNK

What? I can't hear you!

THUNK THUNK THUNK THUNK

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 06, 2017 01:15 PM (0mRoj)

17 an employment program for dues-paying members of the cartel.

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Well, that and the propaganda/indoctrination.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 06, 2017 01:17 PM (Nwg0u)

18 >>>Positive reinforcement doesn't work in the long run.

It's not enough to positively reinforce someone. You must appease them as well.

Posted by: Neville Chamberlain at May 06, 2017 01:17 PM (vRcUp)

19 The Alt-Left is to the Demoncrats as the IRA was to Sinn Fein or the NLF (VC) were to the Commies in Hanoi.

They are the armed wing of the party ( if not actual weapons they use intimidation, lawsuits and thuggery) and they are racist to the core against anything "Western" or 'White".

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 06, 2017 01:18 PM (5VlCp)

20 I'm of two minds on the kid getting held back from recess. On the one hand, if he was clearly apprised of the rules and broke them, there would need to be some form of consequence. However, I think recess is something necessary for kids at school that shouldn't be used as leverage. I also think a lot of schools have too many idiotic rules that are teaching kids to be good little sheep and go along with whatever authority figures tell them. I don't think that's good either.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 06, 2017 01:19 PM (0mRoj)

21 O.K., he's talking about kids. And it is interesting in that context. But how might this apply to North Korea or Iran? For example.

NoKo?

Ignore them. It's a mafia outfit without any juice.

Alternatively, just admit that china is going to want a large buffer between SoKo and their border. SO, ultimately it's going to be a colony of China in the long run. The bargain will have to pivot on how much of NoKo is going to be a DMZ commie-less zone for SoKo to absorb.

Iran.

Well, if the GOPe can't see fit to get that $150 billion back and reinstitute sanctions, I don't know what the fuck we're doing here.

The GOP is a less than senseless thing.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 06, 2017 01:22 PM (GgzGa)

22 20. The Earl of Melancholy is right, of course. I still maintain that many societal ills can be traced to the decision to forbid any and all expressions of the natural and healthy human instinct to brawl and scrap, to cite but one instance. Kids need that - we all do.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 06, 2017 01:22 PM (MBesZ)

23 Of course the article doesn't really mean to say "positive reinforcement doesn't work."

Of course it works! It ALWAYS works. The question is, what are you reinforcing, and who controls the flow of reinforcement?

As a practical matter, no, you can't use ONLY positive reinforcement with students in schools, because you DON'T control so much of the process that flows in their lives. What tiny portion you do control, as a school system, you better have some punishment as a backup because frankly the reinforcements students get from outside your system are powerful and pervasive.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 06, 2017 01:23 PM (Pz4pT)

24 22 20. The Earl of Melancholy is right, of course. I still maintain that many societal ills can be traced to the decision to forbid any and all expressions of the natural and healthy human instinct to brawl and scrap, to cite but one instance. Kids need that - we all do.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 06, 2017 01:22 PM (MBesZ)

I think there's a lot to this. Also, just learning how to interact and deal with other people without being micromanaged.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 06, 2017 01:24 PM (0mRoj)

25 The beatings will cease until morale improves. Then they'll resume.

It's settled science.

Posted by: Bill Nyet, Science Gxy at May 06, 2017 01:28 PM (Ndje9)

26 There are two main problems with the teacher article.

One, can we please, for the love of God and all that is Holy, end the miserable tradition that *every* POS article in the world has to begin with a giant picture of an ugly person that barrels the **** out of the camera while the C64 on the other end slowly loads the article?

I want to read the idiot article, not have some idiot staring at me. I wish there was a *really easy* way to turn images off and on.

Secondly, as to content, there's a bunch of words but essentially nothing but some dude griping about something he doesn't like with nothing more than a handful of anecdotes. I mean, the title is wrong for one thing, because he's basically arguing against spoiling kids. That's fine, but positive reinforcement doesn't magically equal spoiling. I mean, he contradicts his title a couple paragraphs in, because he's really just arguing for balance and for teaching what life is really like. He's just doing it poorly.

Now, as is often the case, he may not have chosen the title himself. But even given that, the article is basically just whipsawing around about how unhappy he is that he thinks parents are too lenient with their children, a perennial teacher complaint.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 06, 2017 01:28 PM (wB8Tg)

27 24. Oh, yeah, absolutely. The micro-management of children is appalling, and insult and affront to nature and human dignity. Of course the kids stare into space and get rowdy and fidgety - in many cases, they're stuck doing things no intelligent person would want to do, given the choice. A

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 06, 2017 01:28 PM (MBesZ)

28 Green withdraws from Army Secy nomination because...Christian and doesn't queer military. SJW 1 PDT 0
WZ

Posted by: Under Fire at May 06, 2017 01:29 PM (6LwXe)

29 Doesn't want

Posted by: Under Fire at May 06, 2017 01:31 PM (6LwXe)

30 I also think a lot of schools have too many idiotic rules that are teaching kids to be good little sheep and go along with whatever authority figures tell them. I don't think that's good either.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 06, 2017 01:19 PM (0mRoj)


It's terrible, and it's no accident. The early Ctrl-left and communitarians got together more than a century ago and decided (and it's not even a secret) that conforming behavior was the most important part of schooling (though this took an awfully long time to be the norm), which is why high school tests from the late 19th century make modern test-takers look like idiots.

Between those agendas and the fact that a lot of adults feel like they missed out on their childhood (not unconnected), we've really retarded development a lot over the last century.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 06, 2017 01:33 PM (wB8Tg)

31 Green withdraws from Army Secy nomination because...Christian and doesn't queer military. SJW 1 PDT 0
WZ
Posted by: Under Fire at May 06, 2017 01:29 PM (6LwXe)

29 Doesn't want
Posted by: Under Fire at May 06, 2017 01:31 PM (6LwXe)


No no, probably didn't need the word want.

He doesn't queer the military. That's about it.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 06, 2017 01:33 PM (Pz4pT)

32
Yikes! Big one at Talladega!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 06, 2017 01:35 PM (4DCSq)

33 I received a lot of positive reinforcement throughout my two terms, and I did a wonderful job. I bequeathed to my successor a utopia such as was never seen on Earth before. I don't understand why voters chose as they did.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 06, 2017 01:35 PM (vRcUp)

34 Don't ask me how a quilt search lead me to an article about N Korea, but that's what happens on the interwebs . . . Anyway, here's a rosy view of life in Pyongang from, where else, NPR. They describe the N Koreans as "amazingly calm" in the face of US tensions. I'm guessing the threat of sending your entire family to the camps makes people act however they're told.

This is the kind of dreck our tax dollars pay for
http://preview.tinyurl.com/lryqn6n

The story ends with this warning: "They have a very, very exhaustive penal code, and it is very easy to break those laws, and that's what makes being here dangerous for anyone."
Here's a tip, buddy - it's the punishment you should be worried about.

Posted by: NavyMom at May 06, 2017 01:35 PM (Oelm8)

35 The Alt-Left exists because leftist dogma, and the Leftist Fifth Column in the press and in academia, teach them what to believe and how to do it.

If the Left didn't want them, they'd stop indoctrinating, funding and promoting them.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 06, 2017 01:37 PM (oVJmc)

36 Anyway, here's a rosy view of life in Pyongang from, where else, NPR.

Posted by: NavyMom at May 06, 2017 01:35 PM (Oelm


As the left love to say to others, "How do you live with yourselves, NPR?"

Whoever that author is should now be known as Pyongyang Bob.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 06, 2017 01:37 PM (wB8Tg)

37 30
It's hardly insignificant to note that the Prussian educational system was the model for many of the modern (early 20th century) public ed reformers here in the states. Add to that regimentation the revolutionary/subversive/therapeutic influence of the post-60's left, and here we are.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 06, 2017 01:38 PM (TwwWO)

38 It's hardly insignificant to note that the Prussian educational system was the model for many of the modern (early 20th century) public ed reformers here in the states.

Kindergarten = a garden for growing children, as if they were crops. They belong in the gardening thread.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 06, 2017 01:39 PM (vRcUp)

39 38. Yep. And reminds me of one of my favorite B movies - 'Motel Hell.' Heh, it takes all kinds of critters & etc.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 06, 2017 01:41 PM (TwwWO)

40 OK. This is driving me nuts.

Years ago I know I saw a video about replacing the magnet in a fridge seal-- note, not replacing the entire damn thing, trying to fit a new seal and all the attendant hassle that provides, but taking a utility knife, cutting the existing (but still fine) seal across at the top, pulling out the flexible bar magnet inside it and feeding in a new one. This video took a minute or two, instead of the long hassle of replacing the entire seal.

My freezer isn't sticking closed too well and I'd like to replace just the weak magnet. The seal is fine, but I can't find any reference to doing just the magnet any more.

This is a thing, isn't it?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 06, 2017 01:42 PM (oVJmc)

41 Between those agendas and the fact that a lot of adults feel like they missed out on their childhood (not unconnected), we've really retarded development a lot over the last century.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 06, 2017 01:33 PM (wB8Tg)

Yup...there are a lot of 50 years plus 8 year olds running around today.

Between Harleys, RV's and going to the next concert of some used to be famous octogenarian, lots of people just never grew up.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 06, 2017 01:44 PM (5VlCp)

42 40: redneck repair kit, bungee cord.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 06, 2017 01:45 PM (KP5rU)

43 Arrrgh! Got the Odyssey packed for Her Majesty's trip to the BCOA National Specialty outside Baltimore. She leaves next Saturday morning with Carmen, Dot and Delilah. I don't think there will be a cubic inch left by the time clothes and food are loaded. It's early to be doing it, but proper prior planning prevents piss-poor performance.

And I'll be left all alone for over a week! Whatever shall I do?

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at May 06, 2017 01:48 PM (FOnk+)

44 >>>The seal is fine, but I can't find any reference to doing just the magnet any more.


If you google "Bill Nye magnetism" he has a show about magnets. It might cover refrigerator magnets as well.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 01:49 PM (vRcUp)

45 You know what's ironic? The average Venezuelan has lost 19 lbs. while Chavez/Maduro supporting Michael Moore finds another 19 lbs. every morning.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 06, 2017 01:51 PM (Nwg0u)

46 A little late visiting the HQ today, unfortunately.

The Horde was discussing Glue-10 earlier, but I wouldn't have had much to contribute, as I'm more of a paste man.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 01:56 PM (DMUuz)

47 Just started on Comet: SOLARBABIES.

I know you won't want to miss that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 06, 2017 01:56 PM (oVJmc)

48 "The beatings will continue until Morale Improves."

/is there any universal truth's that pirates didn't know?

Posted by: shibumi at May 06, 2017 01:56 PM (8zWAk)

49 I woke up this morning with a little bit of an upset stomach, so for lunch I went to a Mexican restaurant and had an enormous burrito. Probably not my best move.

Posted by: Weasel at May 06, 2017 01:56 PM (Sfs6o)

50 You know what's ironic? The average Venezuelan has lost 19 lbs. while Chavez/Maduro supporting Michael Moore finds another 19 lbs. every morning.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Many liberals, like Moore, have the bodies of ugly people, but the minds of narcissistic, beautiful people. Liberalism is how they compensate for the gulf between those two points.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 01:56 PM (vRcUp)

51 And I'll be left all alone for over a week! Whatever shall I do?
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at May 06, 2017 01:48 PM[/p]

Figure out how much beer you'll need, and start laying in your supply. We do not want a report of piss-poor performance 2 weeks from now.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 01:59 PM (DMUuz)

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 02:00 PM (DMUuz)

53 Don't send me to the barrel. It was the false Joe Biden.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 02:02 PM (vRcUp)

54 Since today is the Run for the Roses, I will be making a Hot Brown. Wish I liked mint juleps.

Posted by: Infidel at May 06, 2017 02:02 PM (6SPcP)

55 We need verified accounts like twittter. @TheRealJoeBiden, etc.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 02:03 PM (vRcUp)

56 Our parents applied positive reinforcement to me and my brother from time to time.

I can still remember the sting.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 06, 2017 02:03 PM (S/hVx)

57 Our parents applied positive reinforcement to me and my brother from time to time.

I can still remember the sting.


Posted by: irongrampa at May 06, 2017 02:03 PM (S/hVx)

Yep, mom was a whiz with the wooden spoon. Thankfully, I only got the belt once. I was a little hellion.

Posted by: Infidel at May 06, 2017 02:07 PM (6SPcP)

58 Heh...wooden spoon. My great grandmother, from the old country, would grab your ear and drag you across the room, lecturing you on your moral duties and letting you know how you'd disappointed her. Or, she'd just box your ears - WHAM!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 06, 2017 02:11 PM (TwwWO)

59 As I said in Nashua, New Hampshire on September 10, 2008:

"Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be Vice President of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me."

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 02:11 PM (DMUuz)

60 Without positive reinforcement, my exoskeleton would collapse.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 06, 2017 02:11 PM (vRcUp)

61 We need verified accounts like twittter. @TheRealJoeBiden, etc.
Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 02:03 PM


Mmmmmmm, paste!

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 02:12 PM (DMUuz)

62 A shocking confession of child abuse: when I got to a certain age, my Dad paid me for good grades. He was somewhat surprised by my motivation, and by the fact that I could indeed obtain "good grades."

Posted by: shibumi at May 06, 2017 02:14 PM (8zWAk)

63 Mmmmmmm, paste!

Posted by: Joe Biden


I challenge you to a paste eating contest. The winner gets to be the real Joe Biden.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 02:15 PM (vRcUp)

64 Anyone sent bail for Ohio meet up folks yet?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 06, 2017 02:15 PM (r+MfR)

65 Heh...wooden spoon. My great grandmother, from the old country, would grab your ear and drag you across the room, lecturing you on your moral duties and letting you know how you'd disappointed her. Or, she'd just box your ears - WHAM!
--
Once upon a time in the 40's, my grandmother, who was not 5' tall, went after a perv who was saying disgusting things to my Mom through the fence when she was in the yard. She chased him down the alley with a broom.

/oh yeah, Shibumi totally has that gene...

Posted by: shibumi at May 06, 2017 02:16 PM (8zWAk)

66 I'm here, errbody, don't panic!

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:16 PM (Eynls)

67 From my old man: "if you do that, i'll die of grief. But before doing so, i'll strangle you."

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:18 PM (Eynls)

68 I woke up this morning with a little bit of an upset stomach, so for lunch I went to a Mexican restaurant and had an enormous burrito.

That's no burrito.

Posted by: Obi Juan Kenobi at May 06, 2017 02:19 PM (JZdsf)

69 Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:16 PM

You're here.

That makes you deplorable.

Posted by: shibumi at May 06, 2017 02:19 PM (8zWAk)

70 Another big one at Talledega.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 06, 2017 02:21 PM (kTF2Z)

71 Heh, cousin and I were acting up as usual. Uncle always said stop or I will bang your heads together. Lo and behold, one day he did. ouch, we stopped that shit.

Posted by: Infidel at May 06, 2017 02:22 PM (6SPcP)

72
Oh my! Another biggun at Talladega!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 06, 2017 02:22 PM (4DCSq)

73 LOL. Yes. sometimes you have to spank the little shithead.


Posted by: JAS at May 06, 2017 02:23 PM (EX4Wr)

74 Nobody seems to get this. I could be "unsure, if deplorable". Im ambiguous about my deplorability. Not about my ambiguity...

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:23 PM (Eynls)

75 So I see Bill Nye, the not a scientist guy, has a new series on Netflix called, "Bill Nye Saves the World". No, seriously you guys!!! WTAF???? Now I need to be rid of Netflix too.......

Posted by: lindarose at May 06, 2017 02:23 PM (kufk0)

76 Over to Duke- "How big was it Duke?"

Posted by: Ben Had at May 06, 2017 02:23 PM (r+MfR)

77 Once upon a time in the 40's, my grandmother, who was not 5' tall, went after a perv who was saying disgusting things to my Mom through the fence when she was in the yard. She chased him down the alley with a broom.

/oh yeah, Shibumi totally has that gene...

Posted by: shibumi


I guess sociopaths always existed, but now they become influential "thought leaders" like John Money, Peter Singer, Alfred Kinsey, Kevin Jennings, etc. They've marched into the institutions and they can't be chased away with a broom any more. I'm more and more leaning towards the opinion that people like this should be sentenced to execution. Don't let them get into positions of influence.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 06, 2017 02:24 PM (vRcUp)

78
70 Another big one at Talledega.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 06, 2017 02:21 PM (kTF2Z)


Hey!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 06, 2017 02:26 PM (4DCSq)

79 My aunt back in Ireland told her son if he came home with an earring she'd pull it out. So he did. So she did.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:26 PM (Eynls)

80 "I woke up this morning with a little bit of an upset stomach, so for lunch I went to a Mexican restaurant and had an enormous burrito.

That's no burrito."

So last night, MRs VIA brought home a 12 pack of Tacos from Taco Bell, and a bottle 1800 pre-mix Margaritas.

Yeh....0130 I'm shotgunning antacids while shooting mud out my ass.


Happy Cinquo de mayo.

Posted by: Dihydrogen Monoxide, the silent killer at May 06, 2017 02:26 PM (J+eG2)

81 Yikes, just killed a wasp in the house. I hate those things.

Posted by: Infidel at May 06, 2017 02:27 PM (6SPcP)

82 Be off me, you scientific sock

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 06, 2017 02:27 PM (J+eG2)

83 Yes. sometimes you have to spank the little shithead.
Posted by: JAS at May 06, 2017 02:23 PM


True, but Ginger or Mary Anne before that is often a source of spirited discussion around here.

Posted by: J. Random Moron at May 06, 2017 02:28 PM (DMUuz)

84 Yikes, just killed a wasp in the house. I hate those things.

Posted by: Infidel


*FISTBUMP*

Posted by: AL SHARPTON at May 06, 2017 02:28 PM (vRcUp)

85 Yikes, just killed a wasp in the house. I hate those things.
Posted by: Infidel at May 06, 2017 02:27 PM (6SPcP)

What do you have against the founders if this great nation?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 06, 2017 02:30 PM (7uYFy)

86 Posted by: AL SHARPTON at May 06, 2017 02:28 PM (vRcUp)

Not the good kind you imbecile.

Posted by: Infidel at May 06, 2017 02:31 PM (6SPcP)

87
B-1 (BONE) just took off for its airshow performance!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 06, 2017 02:31 PM (4DCSq)

88 I kinda liked the story about the old man and the kids crossing his lawn in the "positive reinforcement" piece.

And by the way,

Get off my lawn.

Heh.

Posted by: KT at May 06, 2017 02:32 PM (qahv/)

89 People ! Are you as freaked out by that Macron gaze on Drudge as I am ?? The hell is that ?!

Posted by: runner at May 06, 2017 02:33 PM (c6/9Q)

90 @85 JoeF

If you belonged to the right club, you'd get a golf clap for that.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:33 PM (Eynls)

91 I think is caused my laptop to freeze up. he is evil.

Posted by: runner at May 06, 2017 02:34 PM (c6/9Q)

92 "B-1 (BONE) just took off for its airshow performance!"

That thing is an awesome damned aircraft. An intercontinental strategic bomber that can maneuver like a fighter.

We'll eventually regret not having built more when we could.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 06, 2017 02:35 PM (qJjMA)

93 @89 runner

The banned thin models south of Macron are much more disturbing.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:36 PM (Eynls)

94
I think is caused my laptop to freeze up. he is evil.


Posted by: runner at May 06, 2017 02:34 PM (c6/9Q)

His wife is no prize either. I know, I'm shallow that way.

Posted by: Infidel at May 06, 2017 02:38 PM (6SPcP)

95 Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:36 PM (Eynls)

oh, that is just....good move on their part, I say. still , Macron, I've seen eyes like that before. He is a killer, can murder in cold blood, no problem.

Posted by: runner at May 06, 2017 02:38 PM (c6/9Q)

96 wife is probably a good match for him, birds of a feather

Posted by: runner at May 06, 2017 02:39 PM (c6/9Q)

97
We'll eventually regret not having built more when we could.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 06, 2017 02:35 PM (qJjMA)



And the fact that we agreed to de-nuke it per treaty!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 06, 2017 02:40 PM (4DCSq)

98 People ! Are you as freaked out by that Macron gaze on Drudge as I am ?? The hell is that ?!

Posted by: runner


THE FRENCH NEED TO ELECT A BLACK MUSLIM AS PRESIDENT IN ORDER TO REDRESS THE BIGOTRY AGAINST BLACKS AND MUSLIMS IN FRANCE. BLACK PEARL JAM SAYS IT'S REVOLUTION, BABY!

Posted by: AL SHARPTON at May 06, 2017 02:42 PM (vRcUp)

99 @95 runner

If you drop the 'r', do you know what 'Macron' becomes? Anyone? Ace?

Hint: My c*nt

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:44 PM (Eynls)

100 I'm cracking up from the comments after the article. As I recall, silent sustained reading is 15 minutes maximum with that age group. Its purpose is partially to help kids learn to focus on an activity for longer periods of time.

One of the commenters on the article dropped out of teacher education program; she thinks kids who need silence to concentrate should get their own reading room - but in some way that doesn't ostracize them from normal kids. I'm guessing her family is the one I sit near during concerts and movies who can't shut up for 30 minutes at a stretch. A music teacher is comparing managing 70-80 kids who chose band to managing classes that all students must take. Some psychologists are opining how very wrong recess-taking is but aren't giving one damned example of how to teach a kid that there's a time for work and a time for socializing.

On the flip side, I agree with Insomniac Lord Hurlingbone that recess is necessary. Unless, of course, the other little readers were planning to smash his mouth in for interrupting their chance to read Captain Underpants. Then it's good that he's held back until they forgive or forget.

As for idiotic school rules, I like to tell teenagers that rules keep growing every time a knucklehead's parents decide to hire a lawyer. I'm the last in my family to enjoy open campus in high school because too many teenagers were irresponsible during their lunch hour. Some of my relatives are retired teachers, and they are stunned by the stories told by those still teaching. Rules about dress code, cellphones, vaping - they're all-inclusive because unless it's spelled out in the handbook, the parents (and grandparents) come in screaming about lawyers. Our school district has a new policy (common in other districts, I guess) that any parent who wants to chaperone their kid's class somewhere has to submit a drivers license for a background check. That's not even counting the weirdness caused by mainstreaming all children with impairments. My older nephews couldn't believe their younger brother's stories about classmates screaming obscenities and throwing fits in class; they're emotionally-impaired, so there's a whole lot of rules about dealing with their behaviors before a regular consequence comes into play.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 06, 2017 02:44 PM (G8B7r)

101 I've told you and led by example numerous times that booger eating is good for you. But now, Science!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/05/ eating-bogies-good-teeth- overall-health-scientists-conclude/

(Remove the two spaces)

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 02:45 PM (DMUuz)

102 Maybe I don't see it because I'm an asperger basket case myself, but I don't see anything particularly sociopathic about the Drudge photo of Macron. It's just the upper part of his face.

You seem to be implying he has a kind of Marshall Applewhite cray-cray gaze, but I'm just not seeing it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 06, 2017 02:45 PM (vRcUp)

103
66 I'm here, errbody, don't panic!
Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:16 PM (Eynls)



You are either

[ ] Part of the arrogant ruling elite

[ ] Deplorable.

Please choose.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 06, 2017 02:46 PM (TdMsT)

104 @99 dude, that does not cheer me up at all - France is about to elect Damien. No one is safe. NO ONE !

Posted by: runner at May 06, 2017 02:46 PM (c6/9Q)

105 *yawn*
*stretch*

Just woke up from a much-needed nap. I sleep so much more easily in the daytime. Oh cruel fate!

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 06, 2017 02:48 PM (0mRoj)

106 Eh, of course, I think Macron is a shitstain. I won't express my hopes because I think that jinxes things. I didn't when Trump won but I did when Romney lost. I think I am the determiner of elections.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 06, 2017 02:48 PM (vRcUp)

107 Le Pen would probably be ahead in the polls if she had slightly altered her comment of the other day, "However you vote, you will be led by a woman-- me, Mrs. Merkel...or Mrs. Macron...."

Macron looks pussy-whipped.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 06, 2017 02:48 PM (7uYFy)

108 To be fair, give France some credit. They went with a more centrist option than the moronic Democratic party did here.

All the Democrats had to do was nominate someone halfway sane with some reasonable ideas that could appeal to both sides of the aisle.

They went with Hillary Clinton. Apparantly France learned from the US' mistakes.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 06, 2017 02:48 PM (smD62)

109 THE FRENCH NEED TO ELECT A BLACK MUSLIM AS PRESIDENT
IN ORDER TO REDRESS THE BIGOTRY AGAINST BLACKS AND MUSLIMS IN FRANCE.
BLACK PEARL JAM SAYS IT'S REVOLUTION, BABY!



Posted by: AL SHARPTON at May 06, 2017 02:42 PM (vRcUp)
the french need to elect a black muslim as president in order to redress the bigotry against blacks and muslims in France. black pearl jam says it's revolution, baby !

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 06, 2017 02:49 PM (c6/9Q)

110 @103 ladylib

Your concern is
[X] noted
[ ] not noted

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:50 PM (Eynls)

111 Posted by: Joe Biden at May 06, 2017 02:45 PM (DMUuz)

Oh, by all means, let's follow the citizens of the UK who are known for their wonderful oral hygiene.

Posted by: Infidel at May 06, 2017 02:50 PM (6SPcP)

112 Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 06, 2017 02:49 PM (c6/9Q)

You're not the real Amy Schumer. The real Amy Schumer would never have sourced the material she stole.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 06, 2017 02:50 PM (0mRoj)

113 You're not the real Amy Schumer. The real Amy Schumer would never have sourced the material she stole.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 06, 2017 02:50 PM (0mRoj)

That was before my cover-girl days. Now I am much cleveleverer!

Posted by: Amy Schumer Covergirl at May 06, 2017 02:52 PM (c6/9Q)

114 110 @103 ladylib

Your concern is
[X] noted
[ ] not noted
Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:50 PM (Eynls)

I think you might have missed the point...

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 06, 2017 02:54 PM (0mRoj)

115 To be fair, give France some credit.

===

I give them a lot of credit. The fact that the contest is now between LePen and Damien, spawn of the Devil, is a revolution is itself

Posted by: runner at May 06, 2017 02:55 PM (c6/9Q)

116 *in itself*

Posted by: runner at May 06, 2017 02:56 PM (c6/9Q)

117 @114 insomniac

how could i be unsure if i didnt?

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:56 PM (Eynls)

118 Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 06, 2017 02:54 PM (0mRoj)

Yep, wrong answer.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 06, 2017 02:57 PM (3myMJ)

119
how could i be unsure if i didnt?

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 02:56 PM (Eynls)


One thing we can all be sure about is nothing can beat some nice crispy fried chicken on a sunny spring day!

Posted by: Colonel Sanders at May 06, 2017 02:59 PM (n3hky)

120 I have dual citizenship with US and France. What about me?

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit at May 06, 2017 02:59 PM (kTF2Z)

121 I have dual citizenship with US and France. What about me?

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit at May 06, 2017 02:59 PM (kTF2Z)

there only one thing for you - Casablanca

Posted by: runner at May 06, 2017 03:00 PM (c6/9Q)

122 Shooting with my angel went well, as always. Over a year of it now, and still she does that adorable giggle every time she sees the fireball and hears that sharp report from the Tok round.

Cute and definitely a bunk-worthy sight.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 06, 2017 03:00 PM (TwwWO)

123 Le Pen won't pull it off, but watch it be MUCH closer than anyone thought....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 06, 2017 03:03 PM (7uYFy)

124 @119 Col S

Ay. Men.

Noone is deplorable in sooth who enjoys FC. I think.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 03:03 PM (Eynls)

125 Naked gardening? Oh, hell no.

Not enough privacy here for that-- and neighbors have little kids-- I love flowers, but NOT ENOUGH to go to jail for them. (Sorry, my pretties)

Posted by: JQ Flyover at May 06, 2017 03:07 PM (5muuD)

126 oopsie...

Posted by: JQ Flyover at May 06, 2017 03:08 PM (5muuD)

127
oopsie...

Posted by: JQ Flyover at May 06, 2017 03:08 PM (5muuD)

it's not for everyone...

Posted by: runner at May 06, 2017 03:09 PM (c6/9Q)

128 JQ you pervert!!!!!! We're calling the cops!!!!

Posted by: JQ's neighbors at May 06, 2017 03:09 PM (kufk0)

129 Do not think that it is necessarily over, until it actually IS over.

Posted by: Yogi Berra at May 06, 2017 03:10 PM (vRcUp)

130 I would garden naked, but my neighbors would get peonies envy

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 03:11 PM (Eynls)

131 @130

We have a winner!

Posted by: Tickled Pink at May 06, 2017 03:12 PM (smD62)

132 JQ you pervert!!!!!! We're calling the cops!!!!

Posted by: JQ's neighbors at May 06, 2017 03:09 PM


Exactly this^

Is what would likely happen.

Posted by: JQ Flyover at May 06, 2017 03:13 PM (5muuD)

133 @131

its an old one, wish it were mine

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 03:14 PM (Eynls)

134 121 I have dual citizenship with US and France. What about me?

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit at May 06, 2017 02:59 PM (kTF2Z)

there only one thing for you - Casablanca
Posted by: runner at May 06, 2017 03:00 PM (c6/9Q)

********

We WANT you! We give dog vomit sanctuary.

Posted by: California at May 06, 2017 03:15 PM (hTFxC)

135 Reading through Yogi Berra's paradoxical quotes, a lot of them can be rephrased so as to be more precise and non paradoxical.

Posted by: Yogi Berra at May 06, 2017 03:20 PM (vRcUp)

136 I will restore Yogi Berra's position as a misunderstood, yet profound philosopher. Not just a purveyor of absurdist non sequiturs.

Posted by: Aristotle at May 06, 2017 03:22 PM (vRcUp)

137 Aristotle is the Form of suck

Posted by: Plato at May 06, 2017 03:27 PM (Eynls)

138 Remember the Michigan FGM cases?

Well, check this action out by the State

http://tinyurl.com/kp7mq4n

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 06, 2017 03:29 PM (J+eG2)

139 Aristotle is the Form of suck

Posted by: Plato at May 06, 2017 03:27 PM (Eynls)

you both suck

Posted by: Pythagoras at May 06, 2017 03:32 PM (c6/9Q)

140
Is what would likely happen.
Posted by: JQ Flyover at May 06, 2017 03:13 PM (5muuD)


I don't know there was that guy a few years ago that would stand naked behind a big picture window exposing himself to who ever happened to walk by. The neighbors complained to policebut there was nothing they could do because he was in his own home

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 06, 2017 03:33 PM (lKyWE)

141 124
@119 Col S



Ay. Men.



Noone is deplorable in sooth who enjoys FC. I think.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 06, 2017 03:03 PM (Eynls)

Aye...haggis stuffed with a 8 piece bucket will make ya cry "Freedom!".

Posted by: Colonel Sanders at May 06, 2017 03:34 PM (n3hky)

142 And novelty is the Form of Nood.

Posted by: Plato at May 06, 2017 03:34 PM (Eynls)

143 I thought Pythagoras and Plato were simpatico. Both had a mathematical-model frame of the Universe, as opposed to Aristotle who was all about the empirical method.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 06, 2017 03:43 PM (6FqZa)

144 Tried posting on pet thread and wouldn't let me, so trying here.
Was out helping freind put fencing around a garden to keep deer out.
Still haven't gotten plants for me but will Monday.

Posted by: Skip at May 06, 2017 03:45 PM (Ot7+c)

145 Looks like Little VIA scored free movie passes to Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol II tonight.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 06, 2017 03:57 PM (J+eG2)

146 Very clever. Cut the cord to the boob toob and we slavishly refresh on AOSHQ even more.
Fiendishly clever.
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Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 06, 2017 04:02 PM (e1mEI)

147 Thanks for the garden report, Skip.

Posted by: KT at May 06, 2017 04:17 PM (qahv/)

148 VIA,
My son is also going with a friend to see Guardians II tonight. In fact, two of my three kids got invite to dinner, a movie, and ice cream. The other is seeing Beauty and the Breast. We told third kid we'd eat burgers, rent Fantastic Beast, eat popcorn, and ice cream.

Posted by: lindameh at May 06, 2017 04:19 PM (kufk0)

149 The other is seeing Beauty and the Breast.

There is, in fact, a movie of this title:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308290/

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 06, 2017 04:25 PM (6FqZa)

150 Oops.......

Posted by: lindameh at May 06, 2017 04:28 PM (kufk0)

151 "Oops......."

It happens.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 06, 2017 04:29 PM (J+eG2)

152 That sidebar of Hanson brought back some fun memories. The tween girl next-door neighbors used to ask if they could take my pre-schooler daughter out to play and they would sit on the front porch and play jump rope or draw with chalk on the sidewalk and braid her hair and whatnot. When MBop would play on the boombox radio they would all scream like Beatles girls.

The Hansons are pretty talented (the acoustic version of MBop they put out in 2012 or so is quite pleasant) and they seem like they grew up into happy, normal, attractive people. Good for them.

Posted by: Gem at May 06, 2017 05:14 PM (uaHyk)

153 I cut the cord a couple years ago. I have Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a dozen services nobody ever heard of that promise me BlockBuster Hollywood Movies, and never deliver. Except Kodi. That shit is just awesome. I'm kind of surprised it exists.



Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 06, 2017 05:20 PM (OWWcB)

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