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Speaking of Richie Havens....

Posted by: CBD at 07:00 AM




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1 Hey!

Posted by: KWDreaming at July 13, 2017 06:47 AM (lLOfk)

2 Morning, Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at July 13, 2017 06:48 AM (jw2Xw)

3 Obamacare is GOOOD!!

Posted by: Bruce at July 13, 2017 06:48 AM (8ikIW)

4 G'day mate.

Posted by: JAS at July 13, 2017 06:48 AM (UnDQI)

5 Good morning Morons


Both McKonehead and RINO Ryan need to go.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 06:50 AM (mpXpK)

6 I generally don't like 'studies" but that one about red states vs blue is common knowledge.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 06:51 AM (mpXpK)

7 So how does it feel to be sold out by the GOP?

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 06:51 AM (y7DUB)

8 So Obama's DoJ let in the honeypot.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 06:52 AM (oVJmc)

9 Yawn - 'morning all.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 13, 2017 06:52 AM (E8rdu)

10 Nobody should be shocked that the GOPe is gonna fold on Barkycare.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2017 06:52 AM (zRoPh)

11 Well, the death march of Dog Show Month in Texas starts tonight.

If Her Majesty and I are still married at the end of it, it will be a miracle.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 13, 2017 06:53 AM (RZXSp)

12 Too hot.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 13, 2017 06:53 AM (xAvrH)

13 The only thing liberals want out of their President is to dole out money for the FSA satisfy the anarchists and commies who claim to be "green" and make sure they control ALL the news.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 06:53 AM (mpXpK)

14 "So Obama's DoJ let in the honeypot."

Rush talked quite a bit about the circumstances surrounding that. Oh so interesting.

Posted by: Tuna at July 13, 2017 06:54 AM (jm1YL)

15 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 at July 13, 2017 06:54 AM (YxyYj)

16
Last place state... *drum roll* New Jersey.

Chances of them soon losing that position:

[ ] Zero
[X] Ziltch

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 06:55 AM (EgwCt)

17 That Lego BS is a direct result of our Fascist regulatory State which of course has been brought on by liberals. sadly upstate NY did not used to be that way.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 06:55 AM (mpXpK)

18 Morning Horde! Just got the husband to work on time after his alarm didn't go off. He meets with the college tomorrow and I'm praying he can get in for the fall semester. Whatever happens, we'll be taken care of. Just wish I could finish the letter to the Senator telling her that the base lied to her. It's been painful to write, since it forces me to relive certain events.

Posted by: pookysgirl is up too early at July 13, 2017 06:57 AM (XKZwp)

19 Wow, that stupid Sonobi ad in the sidebar takes forever to load, drags down the whole page. WTF is Sonobi, anyhow? (will not click on it)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 13, 2017 06:57 AM (AWYXL)

20 Hillary Rodham Clinton will never be President of the United States, and neither will former American Hero John McCain.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 13, 2017 06:58 AM (LTHVh)

21 More Noos. Today is Thursday, July 13, 2017. On this day in 587 BC Babylon's siege of Jerusalem ended following the destruction of Solomon's Temple. It was later replaced by a second temple which was destroyed by the Romans and that is the ruins you see today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 06:59 AM (mpXpK)

22 10 Nobody should be shocked that the GOPe is gonna fold on Barkycare.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2017 06:52 AM (zRoPh)


Come on you guys.

These things take time ... and anybody that thought the GOP was just going to repeal this and repeal that simply hasn't been paying attention to the process.*

* shit I learned here

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 13, 2017 06:59 AM (fiGNd)

23 Nobody should be shocked that the GOPe is gonna fold on Barkycare.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2017 06:52 AM (zRoPh)


No, expecting gutless cowards and craven liars to act otherwise is a huge mistake and I'm sure the careerists have been assured by the donor class that this will blow over. I hope Trump plans on getting involved in the primaries against every fucking RINO to let those cocksuckers know that it's not business as usual and they can all join their buddy Eric Cantor in the private sector. Fuck them; they are the enemy.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 06:59 AM (y7DUB)

24 Im not sure what we're gonna be able to do with the GOP. I used to think it could be renovated from within but now I think its beyond hope. They can FOAD.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2017 06:59 AM (zRoPh)

25 As an Arizonan, I would be happier if John McCain were not only never going to be president, but also never going to win another senate (or any other kind of) election here.

Posted by: Adolph Hilter at July 13, 2017 06:59 AM (IBcGJ)

26 Chutzpah:


Eric Holder, the former attorney general under President Obama, reportedly told an audience of liberal lawyers in San Francisco that he hears disturbing echoes of Watergate in current White House issues, and told the crowd of mostly liberal lawyers to continue to fight.


Yeah, you should have heard echos of Al Capon while you were AG since you were the crookedest AG in US history. And this Russia crap is all lies and fake news that you crooks in the Democrat Party pulled out of your ass. You belong in jail.


http://tinyurl.com/y9y6h7rs

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:00 AM (mpXpK)

27 Re: Mom arrested for letting 10 yr old shop alone


That's nuts! When I was 5 and a half I was allowed to watch Return of the Jedi which my friend alone at a matinee showing. My mom just dropped us off at the theater.

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 13, 2017 07:00 AM (rZ7GY)

28 Trump has gone on the offensive against Scankles and the MFM over this bogus Russia shit. Its about time.


http://tinyurl.com/y72u8286

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:00 AM (mpXpK)

29 good morning, youse guys

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 13, 2017 07:00 AM (ILitO)

30 "Wow, that stupid Sonobi ad in the sidebar takes forever to load, drags down the whole page. WTF is Sonobi, anyhow? (will not click on it)"

Glad you mentioned that.

I had forgotten that I had disabled AdBlock Plus, and whitelisted the HQ with Ghostery.

And I was wondering why refreshes were taking so long to complete.

Just restored to normal settings, and....




BAM...


Page loads instantly.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 07:00 AM (J+eG2)

31 Trump hopes to fill 137 vacancies on the lower courts. I wish him luck, but as I posted yesterday he so far has only been able to get confirmation on only 48 appointments, the lowest in modern history due to Democrat obstruction and the refusal of Senate leadership to stop it.


http://tinyurl.com/y85hw9g8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:01 AM (mpXpK)

32 Kid Rock (who they say is a conservative) says he intends to run for the MI Senate seat on the GOP ticket.


http://tinyurl.com/y7lxu4q7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:01 AM (mpXpK)

33 Lou Dobbs was hitting McConnell and Ryan hard last night as useless do nothings. He noted that in over 50 years of combined service they have 15 sponsored bills between them.

It's obvious Ryan is completely out of his league and McConnell only cares about McConnell.

Posted by: MAGA at July 13, 2017 07:01 AM (Tyk2V)

34 NYC announces a $32M program to get rid of rats in NYC. They need to start with the head commie rat.


http://tinyurl.com/y8l7lty8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:01 AM (mpXpK)

35 Trump plans to cut legal immigration in half. AND he has Senate support for this.


http://tinyurl.com/y6w84qb8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:01 AM (mpXpK)

36 A 10-year old should not be allowed to shop alone, but he should be allowed to decide that he wants to change his gender.

LOL. What a screwed-up country we live in.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 13, 2017 07:02 AM (IBcGJ)

37 Evidently some Democrats have not yet got the word from DNC leadership to lay off the Russia shit that is hurting them with the public. Tim Kain of VA has gone off the deep end.


but we're now beyond obstruction of justice in terms of what's being investigated, Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat, declared to breathless reporters Tuesday. This is moving into perjury, false statements and even, potentially, treason.


Somebody pissed in his corn flakes.


http://tinyurl.com/y87d8fzq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:02 AM (mpXpK)

38 ESPN wants to continue their death spiral. They are giving Mooch a "courage" award.


http://tinyurl.com/ybsv9j3q

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:03 AM (mpXpK)

39 Today is the birthday of silent actress Jewel Carmen.

http://tinyurl.com/ycx9deye

http://tinyurl.com/y9a88bpo

Sorry for only linking to her wiki bio, but I don't have the energy to do much of anything today.

http://tinyurl.com/y83lexzv

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 13, 2017 07:03 AM (X6fMO)

40 CO is complying with Trump's voter fraud commission and hundreds of voters are withdrawing their voter registration. But the Democrats will tell you there is no vote fraud.


http://tinyurl.com/yaf78rtv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:03 AM (mpXpK)

41 Pat Toomey for Majority Leader?! I don't think so.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 13, 2017 07:03 AM (LTHVh)

42 ...and the refusal of Senate leadership to stop it.

Why, it's almost as if there was only one party.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2017 07:03 AM (zRoPh)

43 Collusion??? A wikileaks obtained email links Bubba's $500K speech in Russia to favorable review of the anti-Russia legislation known as the Magnitsky Act. Sounds like clear evidence of a bribe to me.


http://tinyurl.com/y92vgnkq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:03 AM (mpXpK)

44 Now here is an incredibly stupid law suit that demonstrates how bad our legal system really is.


The Knight First Amendment Institute at New York's Columbia University filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump for blocking critics on Twitter.


http://tinyurl.com/ycovp23u

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:04 AM (mpXpK)

45 I notice that super Republican Senator Thom Tillis actually has an hold on one of Trump's appointments.

Posted by: MAGA at July 13, 2017 07:04 AM (Tyk2V)

46 "NYC announces a $32M program to get rid of rats in NYC. They need to start with the head commie rat."

What's that Timmy?

NYC has a vermin problem, and a homeless problem as well.

Maybe they could start putting a bounty on severed rat heads.

Twenty five cents a pop, cash money.


Help restore dignity to the homeless by returning them to the workforce.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 07:04 AM (J+eG2)

47 The plot thickens:


Radical left-wing icon former California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9, 2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.


This who mess appears to be a pre-planned setup by the DNC and Scankles.


http://tinyurl.com/ycon2eh3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:04 AM (mpXpK)

48

Resistance Summer Update:

A Democratic state lawmaker in Maine appears to have made a death threat against President Trump.

“Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that pussy,” Rep. Scott Hamann wrote in a lengthy Facebook tirade on Tuesday.

Paging Secret Service, Paging Secret Service, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 07:05 AM (EgwCt)

49 Recall that I posted that article about a circuit judge who halted deportation of a bunch of Iraqi immigrants who had committed crimes in the US. Well he has ruled that he does have jurisdiction to do what he wants. He is a lifelong Democrat Obama appointee. He was confirmed 89-0.


http://tinyurl.com/y7ehue58

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:05 AM (mpXpK)

50 Justice you sob's. Anti-fracking protester in Great Britain trying to block the road gets run over.


http://tinyurl.com/ybjsr532

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:05 AM (mpXpK)

51 The Senate is holding hearings on giving money to Palestinian terrorists with the intent of halting the practice altogether.


http://tinyurl.com/ya8v4nkv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:05 AM (mpXpK)

52 Ramirez (repeat)


http://tinyurl.com/zerexd5


And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:05 AM (mpXpK)

53 " Justice you sob's. Anti-fracking protester in Great Britain trying to block the road gets run over. "

Speaking of bounties..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 07:07 AM (J+eG2)

54 Twenty five cents a pop, cash money.





Help restore dignity to the homeless by returning them to the workforce.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Combine it with a beloved food truck and feature farm to table rat tacos

Posted by: Bruce at July 13, 2017 07:08 AM (8ikIW)

55 I'm not a big John McCain fan but that poster is beneath this site. The guy spent 5.5 years as a POW. During that time, I'm sure he had lots of time to reflect on who he wanted to be and who he wanted to spend his life with. And, its reasonable to think that two spouses, separated for that long and that ordeal can grown apart. Besides, we don't know what was going on inside their marriage.

McCain offers plenty of opportunities for criticism. You don't need to stoop to creating this one.

Posted by: Headhunt23 at July 13, 2017 07:08 AM (owCRo)

56 As an Arizonan, I would be happier if John McCain were not only never going to be president, but also never going to win another senate (or any other kind of) election here.

I was in Arizona last October and saw the campaign ads for McQueeg and the dimwitted skirt who ran against the old coot. None of the above was the correct vote.

The Arizona GOP must be the usual Repuke gaggle of Gas Chamber of Commerce and lobbyist types who're hard wired to act with no coherent principle beyond lining their pockets.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 07:09 AM (y7DUB)

57 42 Why, it's almost as if there was only one party.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2017 07:03 AM (zRoPh)


That's why we call it the "uni-Party" here.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:10 AM (mpXpK)

58 "Combine it with a beloved food truck and feature farm to table rat tacos"

Pure capitalism at it's finest.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 07:10 AM (J+eG2)

59 McConnell is determined to do the job that Hillary could not do.

Posted by: Lower class person whose opinion must be guided at July 13, 2017 07:11 AM (oBuXO)

60 Florida is the most fiscally sound state in the Union?

This morning is full of surprises.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 13, 2017 07:11 AM (LTHVh)

61 Build a better rat taco,
And the world will beat a path to your food truck.

*Shit some guy said

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 07:11 AM (J+eG2)

62 45
I notice that super Republican Senator Thom Tillis actually has an hold on one of Trump's appointments.

Posted by: MAGA at July 13, 2017 07:04 AM (Tyk2V)


yeah, the RINO (bordering on DIABLO) wants more H1B Visas. we covered that yesterday.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:11 AM (mpXpK)

63 >>>Anti-fracking protester in Great Britain trying to block the road gets run over.

Antifra gets corried.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 13, 2017 07:11 AM (/qEW2)

64 Did Richie Havens actually know how to play the guitar?

Posted by: jwest at July 13, 2017 07:12 AM (Zs4uk)

65 Posted by: Headhunt23 at July 13, 2017 07:08 AM (owCRo)

Your butt hurt is noted.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2017 07:13 AM (zRoPh)

66 And, its reasonable to think that two spouses,
separated for that long and that ordeal can grown apart. Besides, we
don't know what was going on inside their marriage.



McCain offers plenty of opportunities for criticism. You don't need to stoop to creating this one.

Posted by: Headhunt23 at July 13, 2017 07:08 AM (owCRo)

If his first wife loyally waited for him to return from his ordeal in prison, and then he dumped her, he is a turd. If she was screwing around on him while he was a POW, then dumping her was the right thing to do.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 13, 2017 07:13 AM (AWYXL)

67 John McCain inspires people not in a good way. I think McCain's ex-wife is the lucky one. She is the one who was given an opportunity to trade up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3VUHI5jEy4

Posted by: Mudd at July 13, 2017 07:14 AM (cfHE9)

68
Anti-fracking protester in Great Britain trying to block the road gets run over.

His protest fell flat.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 07:15 AM (EgwCt)

69 Did Richie Havens actually know how to play the guitar?
Posted by: jwest at July 13, 2017 07:12 AM (Zs4uk)

He wasn't my favorite musician by far but he was pretty good at using open tunings to create a rhythmic wall of sound that he sang against.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 07:15 AM (y7DUB)

70
Sad but true....

GOP:Obamacare is unpopular, so let's pass a new health care bill that's even MORE unpopular.


Normal Person: Why would you do that?

GOP:No, you don't understand. Obamacare is totally imploding, so if we pass this bill now, all its problems will be blamed on us!


Its as if the plan is to lose their majority....




** Stolen from Ann Coulter

Posted by: Kreplach at July 13, 2017 07:15 AM (2JcMg)

71 NYC rats...

With an estimated rat population of 2 million, that comes out to $16 per rat. Wouldn't it be better to put a bounty of $5 per rat? Let exterminator vigilantes solve the problem.

...still, $32 per rat s way cheaper than the $240 per vote democrats spent to help Jon Ossoff lose another election.

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 13, 2017 07:16 AM (rZ7GY)

72 60
Florida is the most fiscally sound state in the Union?



This morning is full of surprises.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 13, 2017 07:11 AM (LTHVh)

Those "studies" that compare states on various things are always FOS.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:16 AM (mpXpK)

73 I remember doing all sorts of unsupervised things when I was 10. What happened to this country?

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 13, 2017 07:16 AM (v3DL/)

74 Here's a 2008 Daily Mail article about McCain's first wife. Take it as you will, make your own decisions:

http://tinyurl.com/6gbzhw

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 07:16 AM (oVJmc)

75 *16*

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 13, 2017 07:16 AM (rZ7GY)

76 Besides, we don't know what was going on inside their marriage.

Besides his admitted infidelity after his return. The guy is a shit weasel of the first order.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 13, 2017 07:17 AM (LTHVh)

77
Wasn't McCain's first wife involved in some car crash that mangled her appearance and left her crippled for a while?

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 07:17 AM (EgwCt)

78 McCain offers plenty of opportunities for criticism. You don't need to stoop to creating this one.

Posted by: Headhunt23 at July 13, 2017 07:08 AM (owCRo)

McCain's behavior for his entire life has been self serving. People don't change. And I'll bet that the navy whitewashed his behavior in the POW camp.

I stand by what I posted.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 13, 2017 07:17 AM (wYseH)

79 "Wouldn't it be better to put a bounty of $5 per rat? "

People raise rats for a living if you put a bounty on them.

Posted by: mudd at July 13, 2017 07:18 AM (cfHE9)

80 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at July 13, 2017 07:19 AM (Mcvvl)

81 71
NYC rats...



With an estimated rat population of 2 million, that comes out to $16
per rat. Wouldn't it be better to put a bounty of $5 per rat? Let
exterminator vigilantes solve the problem.



...still, $32 per rat s way cheaper than the $240 per vote democrats spent to help Jon Ossoff lose another election.

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 13, 2017 07:16 AM (rZ7GY)

I think they could go to all the animal shelters in NYC and collect all the cats that are going to be euthanized and turn them loose. Nice cheap solution but it doesn't give some alderman the chance to pocket a shit-ton of money.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:19 AM (mpXpK)

82 We visit my family in South America frequently. There the idea that 8 and 10 year old kids aren't old enough to leave the house by themselves would amaze people and get you and your kid mocked ruthlessly. Lots of people there neglect their kids and that is a huge problem but this is different. Kids there are still allowed to be kids and expected learn to take care of themselves at an early age. (like it was here 40 years ago.) Helicopter parents would probably go into shock seeing what is routine there.

This is having huge negative consequences for our country and will get worse as the bubble kids turn into adults

Posted by: Ripley at July 13, 2017 07:20 AM (MxEKc)

83 Last place state... *drum roll* New Jersey.

Chances of them soon losing that position:

[ ] Zero
[X] Ziltch

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 06:55 AM (EgwCt)



Illinois: That's what you think

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2017 07:22 AM (auHtY)

84 82 This is having huge negative consequences for our country and will get worse as the bubble kids turn into adults


Posted by: Ripley at July 13, 2017 07:20 AM (MxEKc)

The solution is to severely limit the authority of child protective services. But that is not going to happen in our regulatory Fascist state.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:23 AM (mpXpK)

85 ESPN wants to continue their death spiral. They are giving Mooch a "courage" award.


http://tinyurl.com/ybsv9j3q

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:03 AM (mpXpK)


It took courage to be Barry's overpaid, spend-a-holic beard?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2017 07:23 AM (auHtY)

86 It's not like there's bubonic plague in NYC. Keep the rats. They provide entertainment when there are delays with the subway.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 13, 2017 07:24 AM (xAvrH)

87 Sen. Rand Paul: Senate GOP Decides to Keep Obamacare




The good old Vichy Republicans. There is nothing they won't sell us out on or lie about

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2017 07:24 AM (auHtY)

88 With people like McConnell and McCain in power it's no wonder Congress is f'd up. McCain gets about as much sympathy from me as Benedict Arnold.

Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2017 07:25 AM (BO/km)

89 "Maybe they could start putting a bounty on severed rat heads."

Chicago Health Department did that, back in the early 70's - though I think it was 50 cents ...
Kid I went to high school with ran a trap line in the neighborhood alleys, made a couple bucks a day !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at July 13, 2017 07:26 AM (Mcvvl)

90 >>>>So Obama's DoJ let in the honeypot.
.
.
.It had to be somebody high up.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 07:26 AM (0pcwX)

91 ESPN wants to continue their death spiral. They are giving Mooch a "courage" award.

So totally sports related.

It's rumored that ESPN courts the stay-at-home layabout crowd for an audience, and that's the reason they're full-on SJW. This just looks like more of that, pandering to the Democrat base.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 07:26 AM (oVJmc)

92 I really don't understand the concept of helicopter parents. My role as a father was to create independent children with the tools to succeed in life so that the nest was empty by the time I was 50. Mission Accomplished.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 07:28 AM (y7DUB)

93 Breakfast Buffet Special: Fruit Bar!

Posted by: Man's Country Chicago at July 13, 2017 07:30 AM (nVNyU)

94 I'm ready to leave the East Coast. I get to spend an hour an a half getting the state inspection for my car and who knows how long registering it with the state of Maryland. Yay, me! :/ Texas just did away with inspections entirely.

Posted by: no good deed at July 13, 2017 07:30 AM (hsb2w)

95 Where I live it's the overpopulated deer that are a hazard. I'll routinely spot a half dozen or so on the side of the roads while making a 20 minute trip to return home at night. Someone needs to go all John Wick on those deer!

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 13, 2017 07:30 AM (rZ7GY)

96 Obama's DOJ lets in the honeypot in exchange for the hitjob on Trump which Obama then takes to get the FISA warrant.

As conspiracy theories go, that's actually pretty straightforward. It's actually less of a conspiracy theory than 'Russians stole the election.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 07:31 AM (oVJmc)

97 Is it just me or has CNN shut up?

Did the crisis communication team finally get in place? Seems like they have shut their social media down and tried to not be the news themselves over the past week.

Posted by: blaster at July 13, 2017 07:31 AM (jHrzU)

98 So, if a ten year old wants to change its gender and begin taking a chemical cocktail of hormones and suppressors that will wreak havoc on its physiology, that's just fine. But it's too "dangerous" for that child to be alone in a Lego store?

Posted by: V the K at July 13, 2017 07:31 AM (O7MnT)

99 John Wick: Chapter 3 - The Deerly Departed

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 13, 2017 07:32 AM (rZ7GY)

100 Yep the helicopter parents are creating a generation of children that are lost in the real world.
My granddaughter has been so protected that she cannot handle what life dishes up. The other problem is that she cannot see the consequences of the things she does. Mom and dad will make it all go away if something happens to her.
So at 14 years of age she had unprotected sex, at 15 she tried to buy painkillers and marijuana.
When asked if she thought about the consequences, no she hadn't. She cannot comprehend any consequences that she would have. Mom and Dad will save her.
It's going to be a very long and arduous road for this child.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 13, 2017 07:32 AM (N3JsI)

101 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 13, 2017 07:33 AM (ZQfW9)

102 To be fair, Micheal Obama played college football at Oregon State before xhe met Barry.

Also there have been pictures recently of Barry not wearing his wedding ring.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 13, 2017 07:33 AM (2qHjF)

103 I really don't understand the concept of helicopter parents.


When I was 13, my parents turned us loose in the river with a Bass Tracker and $20. Told us to be back at the boat launch at a certain time and to have fun. If I did that with my kids today, I'd probably end up in prison.

Posted by: no good deed at July 13, 2017 07:33 AM (hsb2w)

104 Btw, 10 years is pretty old to still be into Legos.

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 13, 2017 07:34 AM (rZ7GY)

105 Mugshot Models http://bit.ly/2uUXPmf

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 13, 2017 07:35 AM (LTHVh)

106 We will repeal obamacare in day one

Posted by: Your son at July 13, 2017 07:35 AM (+d7QQ)

107 We will repeal obamacare in day one

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor...

Premiums will drop 3000%...

ad infinitum.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 07:36 AM (oVJmc)

108 >>>>The plot thickens:


Radical left-wing icon former
California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia
Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9,
2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.


This who mess appears to be a pre-planned setup by the DNC and Scankles.
.
.
.This is all beginning to make sense now. hillary was supposed to win and none of this would ever have come out.

obama and the DNC plus hillary were reading the emails of everyone important in the Trump Campaign. But Trump won and they started screaming Russia, Russia, Russia to distract everyone from the $hit they pulled.

It is slowly leaking out now because the msm over played their hand. And McCain is hip deep in this too.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 07:37 AM (0pcwX)

109 19 Wow, that stupid Sonobi ad in the sidebar takes forever to load, drags down the whole page. WTF is Sonobi, anyhow? (will not click on it)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 13, 2017 06:57 AM (AWYXL)

SONOBI is a "smart advertising system", presumeably using their smarts to put large ads on pages which half the readers will run blockers to prevent intrusive ads.

Posted by: Old Toby at July 13, 2017 07:38 AM (gKxO3)

110 Also there have been pictures recently of Barry not wearing his wedding ring.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 13, 2017 07:33 AM (2qHjF)



There is really no need of the pretense of that marriage any more. Barry will eventually come mincing out of the closet

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2017 07:38 AM (auHtY)

111 Btw, 10 years is pretty old to still be into Legos.
Posted by: Serious Cat at July 13, 2017 07:34 AM
~~~~~

Some of those Lego sets are pretty complicated---they come with motors, etc. and the age recommendations are 8 yrs. and up.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 13, 2017 07:38 AM (HiDrR)

112 Mugshot Models

aka Women Who Were Lucky Enough To Get Arrested With A Little Makeup On

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 07:39 AM (oVJmc)

113 Yep the helicopter parents are creating a generation of children that are lost in the real world.
Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 13, 2017 07:32 AM (N3JsI)

Part of it is TV which makes it look like danger is around every corner. Another thing is the massive increase in one kid families. Plus the parents are usually older now which makes them more frantic about the kids than younger parents.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 13, 2017 07:39 AM (J70i0)

114 111 Btw, 10 years is pretty old to still be into Legos.
Posted by: Serious Cat at July 13, 2017 07:34 AM

I worked with a guy that collected and built Lego sets.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 13, 2017 07:40 AM (J70i0)

115 And McCain is hip deep in this too.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 07:37 AM (0pcwX)


One of the humorous aspects of the Russian lawyer/Donald Trump Jr story is that this lawyer had a picture of John McCain on her Facebook page.

Tin foil hat status check:
[ ] engaged
[X] prepared to engage

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 07:40 AM (EgwCt)

116 This who mess appears to be a pre-planned setup by the DNC and Scankles.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 07:37 AM
~~~~~~

I agree 100% with 100% of your post!

Posted by: IrishEi at July 13, 2017 07:41 AM (HiDrR)

117
.This is all beginning to make sense now. hillary was supposed to win and none of this would ever have come out.


Yes, this was really intended as a way to BEAT Trump, but the voters were pissed enough that it wouldn't stick.

(Imagine what they did to McCain and Romney that cowed them so thoroughly.)

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 07:41 AM (oVJmc)

118
So,, can rats be used like gerbils?

Asking for a friend...

Posted by: Shep Smith at July 13, 2017 07:41 AM (j/Mlu)

119 "I worked with a guy that collected and built Lego sets."

Did he know Sheldon Cooper?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 07:41 AM (J+eG2)

120 71 Wouldn't it be better to put a bounty of $5 per rat? Let exterminator vigilantes solve the problem.

That's the old and busted way. The new hotness is asking the rats to self deport.

More likely though is that some homeless dude would get bitten by a bounty rat and then sue NYC for 152 million bottles of Ripple plus a cease and desist order.

And win.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 13, 2017 07:42 AM (6jaju)

121
"I really don't understand the concept of helicopter parents.

Posted by: Captain Hate"

I really would like to take some helicopter parents to South America to see kids riding on bikes through the mud and jumping over ditches. Without helmets or safety gear that has become the norm here just to go around the block on a sidewalk.

And the motorcycle taxis are a thing of wonder (often family of 3 or even 4 sometimes with a baby) flying down roads in the countryside. That would push them over the edge.

Posted by: Ripley at July 13, 2017 07:43 AM (MxEKc)

122 Well crap, I buy the lego architecture sets

Posted by: NCKate at July 13, 2017 07:44 AM (HpU1v)

123
I'm ready to leave the East Coast. I get to spend an hour an a half getting the state inspection for my car and who knows how long registering it with the state of Maryland. Yay, me! :/ Texas just did away with inspections entirely.

Posted by: no good deed
____________________________

What are car inspections?

Posted by: Tennessee at July 13, 2017 07:44 AM (j/Mlu)

124 Did he know Sheldon Cooper?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 07:41 AM (J+eG2)

No. He was a little unusual though.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 13, 2017 07:45 AM (J70i0)

125 When I was a kid we would leave the house for hours. Our parents might, too. No one knew where anyone was. No cell phones, no watches.

If the world has turned into such a place where that behavior is considered too dangerous to continue, we really should ask ourselves why.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 07:45 AM (oVJmc)

126 ".This is all beginning to make sense now. hillary was supposed to win and none of this would ever have come out.

obama and the DNC plus hillary were reading the emails of everyone important in the Trump Campaign. But Trump won and they started screaming Russia, Russia, Russia to distract everyone from the $hit they pulled.

It is slowly leaking out now because the msm over played their hand. And McCain is hip deep in this too.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman"



Yup, that's it in a nutshell.
As Ace has said "it's all an op."

All those years of being Above The Law seem to have made them fatally careless.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at July 13, 2017 07:46 AM (Mcvvl)

127 FWIW, I'm...older and I currently have three lego sets in my office...the Yellow Submarine, the Back to the Future car, and the (original) Ghostbusters Ectomobile.

I also have on my table here a little bowl filled with random Lego pieces. I work with a lot of engineer-types and I found it a good ice breaker.

The story kind of astounds me. Yeah, like others here as a kid I was pretty free range. I can't help but think that helicoptering is doing these kids an extreme disservice. When I was 10 I would ride my bike up to the local shopping center, yes alone, and spend my allowance. I'd hang out at the Radio Shack.

We're losing something, if it hasn't already been lost.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at July 13, 2017 07:47 AM (eytER)

128 Ooh, ooh CBD! Do a meme for Newt Gingrich next!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 13, 2017 07:47 AM (EZebt)

129 Plus the parents are usually older now which makes them more frantic about the kids than younger parents.
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 13, 2017 07:39 AM (J70i0)


Yes, by historical standards having children for the first time in the thirties is old and that's been left in the dust. Teach a kid to drive when I'm in my sixties? GTFOOH.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 07:47 AM (y7DUB)

130 Rats, nice dead rats for sale. Perfect for rat stew, rat pie, and the ever popular........(History of the World Part One)

Perfect for NYC citizens and a old hotdog cart....to make an extra buck or two.

Posted by: Colin at July 13, 2017 07:48 AM (stgKq)

131 Captain, "Never a Admiral like Pappy and Grand Pappy" John McCong (U)niparty deserves every bit of shit thrown his way.

That is all.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at July 13, 2017 07:49 AM (sf2BM)

132 @118-"So,,can rats be used like gerbils?"

NYC rats are big enough to stop subways. Just sayin'.

And if NYC loses 25% of their power the rats will love the rolling blackouts.

Posted by: Case at July 13, 2017 07:49 AM (EnbfO)

133 A Golden Scalp Weasel will be in the art thread.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries Smear-Proof Cloaks by Ivanka Trump! at July 13, 2017 07:50 AM (hLRSq)

134 Walnut Sauce tastes best with Free Range Children.

Posted by: Skippy Podesta at July 13, 2017 07:50 AM (2qHjF)

135 We went out to eat, kids couldn't decide on the eatery. So I sent two of them to one place (14 & 10), and wife, other kid, and I ate at another. Essentially nextdoor.

Immigrants running the restaurant had no problems with it; kids ordered, ate, paid for their food, brought me the change. Wok n roll isn't a fancy restaurant; really more of a lunch counter.
But of course some busy body had to comment on the way out.

Wife was with me, so I had to just say God Bless ....

Posted by: Jean at July 13, 2017 07:50 AM (9TU00)

136 Not rat...Siberian hamster!

Posted by: Manuel at July 13, 2017 07:50 AM (oVJmc)

137 >>>>I'm ready to leave the East Coast. I get to spend an hour an a half
getting the state inspection for my car and who knows how long
registering it with the state of Maryland. Yay, me! :/ Texas just did
away with inspections entirely.



Posted by: no good deed
.
.
.I missed that when did we do that?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 07:50 AM (0pcwX)

138 Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 07:47 AM (y7DUB)

My husband in his sixties was teaching our son to drive, and our son passed his test. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 13, 2017 07:50 AM (iVOAv)

139 103 I really don't understand the concept of helicopter parents.


I blame John Walsh and JJ Sefton. But mostly John Walsh.

What he went through was horrific, and his intentions were probably good. But he was primarily responsible for kicking off the "stranger danger" hysteria and starting the media off on making it look like child killers and molesters were out en masse stalking our children every time they dared venture outside. Fact is that child abduction by strangers is relatively rare, and sadly child molestation is usually perpetrated by someone known to the child - a teacher, priest, coach, family member.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 07:50 AM (0mRoj)

140 I just spent two hours trying to get a Guttenberg copy of Riders of the Purple Sage that I downloaded onto my Gal Tab A. I finally gave up and paid the $1.99 for it from Amazon. It is just not worth "free" to spend all day trying to manually transfer a file.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:51 AM (mpXpK)

141 I really don't understand the concept of helicopter parents. My role as a father was to create independent children with the tools to succeed in life so that the nest was empty by the time I was 50. Mission Accomplished.
Posted by: Captain Hate
------------

After we were helicoptered home by the school bus, myself and one or two friends would meet up down by a cove, then hike into the woods squirrel hunting, or take an old rowboat out fishing, or just wander through the swamps/woods. It was awful, being unsupervised like that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 07:52 AM (OdK9v)

142 My little friends and I walked to school unaccompanied by adults since First Grade. It was only about six blocks, but we had to cross busy streets. Like Broadway. In Manhattan. By the time I was eight, my parents let me and my youngest brother (10) take the NYC subway to Grandma's house up in Inwood.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 13, 2017 07:52 AM (HiDrR)

143 "Not rat...Siberian hamster!"

Yup

We should do like the top chefs of the world do, and simply come up with a rather exotic sounding name for a rather ugly animal.

And then we serve it in trendy restaurants to trendy people, elevate the price per serving till it becomes a badge of honor to brag that you can afford it.

It's all in the marketing.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 07:53 AM (J+eG2)

144 Barry will eventually come mincing out of the closet

...in order to pick up his own 'Courage' award.

Posted by: t-bird at July 13, 2017 07:53 AM (OBJWS)

145 110 There is really no need of the pretense of that marriage any more. Barry will eventually come mincing out of the closet

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2017 07:38 AM (auHtY)

Not if he wants to stay on the good side of the Muzzies, he won't.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 13, 2017 07:55 AM (XMDuf)

146 142 My little friends and I walked to school unaccompanied by adults since First Grade. It was only about six blocks, but we had to cross busy streets. Like Broadway. In Manhattan. By the time I was eight, my parents let me and my youngest brother (10) take the NYC subway to Grandma's house up in Inwood.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 13, 2017 07:52 AM (HiDrR)

Now that gets you a visit from the cops and CPS.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 07:55 AM (0mRoj)

147 Hillary Rodham Clinton will never be President of the United States, and neither will former American Hero John McCain.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 13, 2017 06:58 AM (LTHVh)


At this point, I think we can change it to: X-American Hero John Mccain.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 13, 2017 07:55 AM (Pz4pT)

148
Perfect for NYC citizens and a old hotdog cart....to make an extra buck or two.
Posted by: Colin
----------

You might be onto something, the ever-popular Rat On a Stick.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 07:55 AM (OdK9v)

149 >>>>I blame John Walsh and JJ Sefton. But mostly John Walsh.



What he went through was horrific, and his intentions were probably
good. But he was primarily responsible for kicking off the "stranger
danger" hysteria and starting the media off on making it look like child
killers and molesters were out en masse stalking our children every
time they dared venture outside. Fact is that child abduction by
strangers is relatively rare, and sadly child molestation is usually
perpetrated by someone known to the child - a teacher, priest, coach,
family member.
.
.
.Which in turn started the Salem Witch hunts of the 70s and 80s with ritual satanic child abuse/molester cases.

That whole episode where every normal sane person collectively lost their minds and were convinced their were organized groups of adults abducting child for statnic rituals. Heck just go read about the Fells Acre case. The DA in that case (Martha Cloakley) had the parents so brain washed they believed their kids were being flown by hot air ballons from the day care to ritual sites. Plus they had dozens of parents digging up the neighborhood looking for secret tunnels.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 07:56 AM (0pcwX)

150 Speaking of, I don't care if Rand Paul is right or not, that article reads like more of his father's crazy is seeping in.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 13, 2017 07:56 AM (Pz4pT)

151 In the Summer we used to get on our bikes and ride 5 miles out of town on a highway to a popular natural springs swimming hole out in the country.


I don't think I would let my kid do that now. There are just too many weirdos and criminals out there running around now. I blame liberal FU judges for that. The kind that let that muzzie off with probation after she threw her baby out the window of a high rise.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 07:57 AM (mpXpK)

152
*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 13, 2017 07:57 AM (j/Mlu)

153 All those years of being Above The Law seem to have made them fatally careless.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez



I'm up for seeing some fatalities.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 13, 2017 07:58 AM (YxyYj)

154 "You might be onto something, the ever-popular Rat On a Stick."

Subic Bay, enjoying the culinary offerings along the streets of Olongapo late at night.

Good times...good times.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 07:59 AM (J+eG2)

155 That whole episode where every normal sane person collectively lost their minds and were convinced their were organized groups of adults abducting child for statnic rituals. Heck just go read about the Fells Acre case. The DA in that case (Martha Cloakley) had the parents so brain washed they believed their kids were being flown by hot air ballons from the day care to ritual sites. Plus they had dozens of parents digging up the neighborhood looking for secret tunnels.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 07:56 AM (0pcwX)

Weapons grade insanity. In one case some small child was (likely coerced into) telling impossible stories like being sodomized with a kitchen knife. Are you kidding me? Obviously there was no evidence of injury, and there's also the slight problem of the kid actually still being alive after this allegedly took place.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 07:59 AM (0mRoj)

156 I really don't understand the concept of helicopter parents. My role as a father was to create independent children with the tools to succeed in life so that the nest was empty by the time I was 50. Mission Accomplished.
Posted by: Captain Hate
------------

After we were helicoptered home by the school bus, myself and one or two friends would meet up down by a cove, then hike into the woods squirrel hunting, or take an old rowboat out fishing, or just wander through the swamps/woods. It was awful, being unsupervised like that.
Posted by: Mike Hammer




10 years old is too young to shop alone? I wonder how the kid will be able to drive the family truck into town to the feed & seed in two years?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 13, 2017 08:00 AM (YxyYj)

157 >>>>"You might be onto something, the ever-popular Rat On a Stick."



Subic Bay, enjoying the culinary offerings along the streets of Olongapo late at night.



Good times...good times.
.
.
.Monkey on a stick. I got bit by a monkey in a bar up in the Barrio. Had to get rabies shots in my finger.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 08:00 AM (0pcwX)

158 "Obviously there was no evidence of injury, and there's also the slight problem of the kid actually still being alive after this allegedly took place."


I got better..

Posted by: VIA, stuck in a Monty Python moment at July 13, 2017 08:00 AM (J+eG2)

159 Also, in those Satanic abuse cases, we later found out that the kids were being subject to interrogation tactics that would probably be illegal under the conventions of war.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 08:00 AM (0mRoj)

160 See: Little Rascals day care sexual abuse trial

Hysteria run amok, peoples lives destroyed.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ydz8wx7h

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 08:01 AM (OdK9v)

161 Good morning Horde. Thanks CBD for putting up Here Comes the Sun. One of my very favorite songs. I prefer the authentic original George Harrison version, here playing an acoustic version of live with Peter Ham of Badfinger.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNS_SUmCJm4


Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:01 AM (lwiT4)

162 My parents both worked at the family business, "in town" (we lived in the 'burbs) so we were latchkey kids during the school year and on our own pretty much all day in the summer. My mom was friends with most of the moms in the neighborhood so the ones who didn't work kept an eye on us. Things were different then.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 08:01 AM (ul9CR)

163 I blame John Walsh and JJ Sefton. But mostly John Walsh.

What he went through was horrific, and his intentions were probably good. But he was primarily responsible for kicking off the "stranger danger" hysteria and starting the media off on making it look like child killers and molesters were out en masse stalking our children every time they dared venture outside. Fact is that child abduction by strangers is relatively rare, and sadly child molestation is usually perpetrated by someone known to the child - a teacher, priest, coach, family member.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 07:50 AM (0mRoj)


The part that can't be stressed enough is the part about where actual, you know, abuse is happening.

Mostly in the home. Also in schools, with teachers, coaches, religious people, aides, and older kids perpetrating. But... mostly in the home.

And you can trace a direct line between those kids, the ones being silently used and abused inside the four walls where they live, and the later adults we see who are the source of quite a few of society's ills. Including becoming perpetrators themselves.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 13, 2017 08:02 AM (Pz4pT)

164 "Damn the torpedos, full speed ahead"

The guy that said that, commanded his first ship when he was 15 years old. Seems to me people were expected to grow up at a reasonable age and shoulder great responsibility until relatively recently.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 13, 2017 08:03 AM (AV9yQ)

165 Also, in those Satanic abuse cases, we later found out that the kids were being subject to interrogation tactics that would probably be illegal under the conventions of war.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 08:00 AM (0mRoj)


A funny thing happens to kids who are made to believe they have been abused. They start suffering the symptoms of abuse! Because... the mind, it be a powerful tool.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 13, 2017 08:04 AM (Pz4pT)

166 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 13, 2017 08:04 AM (hyuyC)

167 >>>>>My parents both worked at the family business, "in town" (we lived in
the 'burbs) so we were latchkey kids during the school year and on our
own pretty much all day in the summer. My mom was friends with most of
the moms in the neighborhood so the ones who didn't work kept an eye on
us. Things were different then.

.
.
.My Wife and I were both Active Duty Navy and our son had his own house key when he was 8. He had to call one of us when he got home from school.

When he was 10 he got a job going to our friends house in the morning and picking up his 6 year old and getting him on the school bus and then getting him home after school. He made $10 a week doing that at 10 years old.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 08:05 AM (0pcwX)

168 What frustrates me the most about the left's attack on Western Civilization is that it cuts off so many minorities from choosing a lifestyle that will be massively advantageous to them. Blacks and people of all races who go to school, wait till after marriage to procreate, get a job, and work hard will be more successful. To tell people that they should reject the most proven way to have a good life to advance a nihilistic and morally bankrupt philosophy that promotes nothing buy failure and misery is a tremendous evil. Groups that have embraced Western Civilization have been unbelievably successful in America, including Jews, Asians, and recently West Africans.

Posted by: IanDeal at July 13, 2017 08:05 AM (JhHPx)

169 A funny thing happens to kids who are made to believe they have been abused. They start suffering the symptoms of abuse! Because... the mind, it be a powerful tool.
Posted by: BurtTC
-------------

In many ways, this is the story of SJW's.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 08:05 AM (OdK9v)

170 @162 "Things were different then."

They sure were. The world wasn't so insane back then.

Posted by: Case at July 13, 2017 08:06 AM (EnbfO)

171 Texas still has required vehicle inspections. A windshield inspection sticker is no longer issued, starting in 2016. The state set-up an electronic system where the inspection results go into a central database, and you cannot renew your vehicle registration until the system shows an "inspection passed" entry for that vehicle. You can get the inspection up to three months before the vehicle registration expires.

Posted by: Gref at July 13, 2017 08:06 AM (AMIL/)

172 "the mind, it be a powerful tool."

That's retarded, Sir.

Posted by: Rachael Jeantel (Jabba's twin sister) at July 13, 2017 08:06 AM (J+eG2)

173 Hockey helmets for kids on bicycles?

When I was a kid we didn't have to wear hockey helmets when we played HOCKEY.

Posted by: 60cyclebum at July 13, 2017 08:06 AM (JoQAu)

174 164 "Damn the torpedos, full speed ahead"

The guy that said that, commanded his first ship when he was 15 years old. Seems to me people were expected to grow up at a reasonable age and shoulder great responsibility until relatively recently.
Posted by: Common Tater at July 13, 2017 08:03 AM (AV9yQ)

My personal theory is that, in part, this phenomenon is the product of our economy moving from labor-based to information based, in addition to having longer lifespans.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 08:06 AM (0mRoj)

175 Not only were we allowed to wander the neighborhood and woods alone as kids, my
stressed-out single mother would throw us out, tell us don't come back until the
end of the day and lock the door to discourage early returns so she could rest. The satanic abuse rituals sound like something we would make up about one of the neighbors to scare the other kids.

Posted by: Ripley at July 13, 2017 08:07 AM (MxEKc)

176 Obamacare is like a house fire that continues to burn.

Congress is like Manneken Pis (oh just bing search it, like I did) trying to put it out, all the while telling you that once the fire's over you can move right back in and everything will be hunky dory.

There won't be anything left but a burnt out shell.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:07 AM (wPiJc)

177
And the only contractor in town willing to take on a new construction project is named "Single Payer Builders and Sons".

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:07 AM (wPiJc)

178 Good morning all! Had fun this am reading Volokh's take on the 'colluding' story. As usual, the comments are half the fun.

It seems to be that the percentage of children tranquilized into obedience is the real concern. A child, usually male, tranked to be quiet and cooperative is a scary thing.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 13, 2017 08:07 AM (MIKMs)

179 #BoycottLego

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 13, 2017 08:07 AM (e8kgV)

180 >>>>>Texas still has required vehicle inspections. A windshield inspection
sticker is no longer issued, starting in 2016. The state set-up an
electronic system where the inspection results go into a central
database, and you cannot renew your vehicle registration until the
system shows an "inspection passed" entry for that vehicle. You can get
the inspection up to three months before the vehicle registration
expires.
.
.
.We just moved to Texas in January 2017 and had to get those blue inspection stickers for both of our vehicles.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 08:07 AM (0pcwX)

181
Help a moron out, folks...

If MourningJoe of JoMika has left the Republican Party, in which condition does it now find itself:

BeavisLess or ButtheadLess?

(I never watched the show and know not one from t'other.)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 13, 2017 08:07 AM (pNxlR)

182 My Wife and I were both Active Duty Navy and our son had his own house key when he was 8. He had to call one of us when he got home from school.

When he was 10 he got a job going to our friends house in the morning and picking up his 6 year old and getting him on the school bus and then getting him home after school. He made $10 a week doing that at 10 years old.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 08:05 AM (0pcwX)


We lived near an active AFB (it's a reserve base now) and I had lots of friends from "the base" that seemed to be on their own more than we were!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 08:07 AM (ul9CR)

183 There are just too many weirdos and criminals out there running around now. I blame liberal FU judges for that.

I think you hit the nail right on the head with that one Vic

Posted by: cicero skip at July 13, 2017 08:08 AM (RVyQq)

184 Interesting. Wiki says that the woman who started the McMartin Preschool hysteria was a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who died of chronic alcoholism before the trial was even over.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 08:08 AM (oVJmc)

185 Western civilization is now a thought crime?

Posted by: Harold Bloom is now a racist at July 13, 2017 08:08 AM (ylUqT)

186 I guess it goes back to a point Ace was making a couple of days ago, in the Japan thread.

We are victims of our own success. We have the luxury of having layabout kids if we want. They don't HAVE to grow up.

And this is injurious to our society. Without that fire, society stagnates and only cares about hedonistic things instead of the hard work and sacrifice needed to make luxuries possible.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at July 13, 2017 08:08 AM (tVWQB)

187 Independent individuals tend to object to becoming wards of the State.

The State has no desire to produce independent individuals.

Posted by: Rachael Jeantel (Jabba's twin sister) at July 13, 2017 08:09 AM (J+eG2)

188 A funny thing happens to kids who are made to believe they have been abused. They start suffering the symptoms of abuse! Because... the mind, it be a powerful tool.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 13, 2017 08:04 AM (Pz4pT)

Absolutely. First, you have the biggest authority figures in your life as a kid - your parents and the cops - cajoling you into telling them you were abused in some way. You want to please them so you go along with it. Plus, they HAVE to be right because they're grow ups.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 08:09 AM (0mRoj)

189 When you are a child, you have very vivid and lucid dreams that seem real. When combined with the violent and sexual shit on tv, plus being highly suggestable, plus being exposed to inappropriate shit at the reeducation centers by Marxists called schools..... A kid will have some fucked up dreams.

When I was about 9, my school,showed us some movie from the 1970's to scare the shit out of us from using drugs... One scene had a kid on acid jumping out of the High school top story window, or roof. Another scene seemed to imply a teacher was molesting a student. It was fucked up. I had nightmares that seemed real the next few nights. If some counselor had asked me questions, somebody would have been put in prison who was innocent.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 13, 2017 08:09 AM (2qHjF)

190 Just heard on FnF that there is a photo out there, going viral, of President Trump meeting with a group of pastors. They are laying hands on him. It's so viral that I can't find it.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:09 AM (lwiT4)

191
It seems to be that the percentage of children tranquilized into obedience is the real concern. A child, usually male, tranked to be quiet and cooperative is a scary thing.


I will go all Uglianna Apeshit if the system attempts to pull that crap on our soon-to-be two years old grandson.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 13, 2017 08:10 AM (pNxlR)

192 The guy that said that, commanded his first ship when he was 15 years old. Seems to me people were expected to grow up at a reasonable age and shoulder great responsibility until relatively recently.
Posted by: Common Tater
---------

There was an 8th Air Force bomber pilot who completed his 25 bombing missions, and was back in the states when he was 19 years old.

A friend of mine, still living, survived a B24 crash, and went on to become the lead navigator for his squadron, at 21 years of age.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 08:10 AM (OdK9v)

193 @grammie front page of Drudge?

Not main pic.

Posted by: blaster at July 13, 2017 08:11 AM (jHrzU)

194 183 There are just too many weirdos and criminals out there running around now. I blame liberal FU judges for that.

I think you hit the nail right on the head with that one Vic
Posted by: cicero skip at July 13, 2017 08:08 AM (RVyQq)

Except violent crime has overall trended downward since at least the 90s

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 08:12 AM (0mRoj)

195 A funny thing happens to kids who are made to believe they have been
abused. They start suffering the symptoms of abuse! Because... the mind,
it be a powerful tool.
================================


Testifying about false memories is bad. Testifying about true memories ain't no walk in the park either.


Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:12 AM (lwiT4)

196 Pennsylvania recently eliminated the Registration Sticker which has traditionally been affixed to the rear license plate to provide visual proof of valid registration.

Unfortunately, there are still counties in Maryland where the law reads that a vehicle without a valid registration visibly displayed is legally considered an abandoned vehicle.

Maryland companies employ a lot of Pennsylvania residents.

Can you say "Unintended consequences"?

Posted by: Rachael Jeantel (Jabba's twin sister) at July 13, 2017 08:12 AM (J+eG2)

197 Hipster millenial griping to his grandkids in the year 2052-

"Meh, you kids today! Why back when I was a kid, my mom used to drive us two blocks to school, in good weather, downhill both ways."

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:12 AM (wPiJc)

198 "In a Subaru."

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:13 AM (wPiJc)

199 There are just too many weirdos and criminals out there running around now. I blame liberal FU judges for that.
-----
I think you hit the nail right on the head with that one Vic
Posted by: cicero skip at July 13, 2017 08:08 AM
~~~~~~

And don't forget the bleeding heart liberal idea of "freeing" the severely mentally ill from hospitals and institutions.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 13, 2017 08:13 AM (HiDrR)

200 Get off me, you simple minded sock

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 08:13 AM (J+eG2)

201 @grammie front page of Drudge?



Not main pic.

Posted by: blaster at July 13, 2017 08:11 AM (jHrzU)
============================

Thanks - I'll look.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:13 AM (lwiT4)

202 If only we had a Super-Majority...then you'd see action!

Send money!

Posted by: GOPe at July 13, 2017 08:14 AM (zEjuG)

203 190
Just heard on FnF that there is a photo out there, going viral, of
President Trump meeting with a group of pastors. They are laying hands
on him. It's so viral that I can't find it.



Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:09 AM (lwiT4)

Its on several of the sites I visit every morning. I'll find it and post a link here.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 08:14 AM (mpXpK)

204 Seoul, South Korea. A city of 20 million, give or take. Crowded downtown streets, as one might expect. I saw all kinds of kids walking to school. Don't know how old they were, some around 5 or so I suppose. Their backpacks were almost as big as they were it seemed. Nobody batted an eye.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 13, 2017 08:14 AM (AV9yQ)

205 #189 One scene had a kid on acid jumping out of the High school top story window, or roof.

Was it Helen Hunt who jumped? Sounds like this one that that made us watch. She was on "crank" though, not acid.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y8m7264e

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 08:14 AM (ul9CR)

206 Another Bloom, Allan Bloom predicted all we are seeing in his famous book "The Closing Of The American Mind" said,

"The fact that in Germany the politics were of the right and in the United States of the left should not mislead us. In both places the universities gave way under the pressure of mass movements" whose participants, full of animal spirits and spiritual animus, undertook "the dismantling of the structure of rational inquiry."

Posted by: Peter Beinert=a young Stalin at July 13, 2017 08:15 AM (ylUqT)

207 When I was about 9, my school,showed us some movie from the 1970's to scare the shit out of us from using drugs... One scene had a kid on acid jumping out of the High school top story window, or roof. Another scene seemed to imply a teacher was molesting a student. It was fucked up. I had nightmares that seemed real the next few nights. If some counselor had asked me questions, somebody would have been put in prison who was innocent.

That's messed up.

I'm in the age group where we got to watch, well, snuff films in Driver's Ed. Yeah, I'd be the same as you, Pepe...if anyone asked me about it, I'd be swearing that every time you go on the road you stand a better than even chance of dying a horrific death.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at July 13, 2017 08:16 AM (tVWQB)

208 Its on several of the sites I visit every morning. I'll find it and post a link here.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 08:14 AM (mpXpK)
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Thanks Vic - I found it courtesy of blaster. Very moving picture.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:16 AM (lwiT4)

209 > 86 It's not like there's bubonic plague in NYC. Keep the rats. They provide entertainment when there are delays with the subway.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

youtu.be/UPXUG8q4jKU

Posted by: Pizza Rat at July 13, 2017 08:16 AM (Mt8T4)

210 196 Pennsylvania recently eliminated the Registration Sticker which has traditionally been affixed to the rear license plate to provide visual proof of valid registration.

Unfortunately, there are still counties in Maryland where the law reads that a vehicle without a valid registration visibly displayed is legally considered an abandoned vehicle.

Maryland companies employ a lot of Pennsylvania residents.

Can you say "Unintended consequences"?
Posted by: Rachael Jeantel (Jabba's twin sister) at July 13, 2017 08:12 AM (J+eG2)

I think annual vehicle registration renewal is bullshit if you're still the owner of the car. It's just another petty means of feeding the state and demonstrating to you that your property really isn't your own.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 08:16 AM (0mRoj)

211 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 08:10 AM (OdK9v)

Alexander conquered the known world when he was what?....25?.....jus' sayin'.

Posted by: BignJames at July 13, 2017 08:16 AM (x9c8r)

212 Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:09 AM (lwiT4)

Check CTH. I pretty sure they have the story and the photo.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at July 13, 2017 08:17 AM (sf2BM)

213 @198 "In a Subaru."

I hate their commercials.

Posted by: Case at July 13, 2017 08:17 AM (EnbfO)

214
"Meh, you kids today! Why back when I was a kid,
my mom used to drive us two blocks to school, in good weather, downhill
both ways." Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:12 AM (wPiJc)
=====

I am literally 3 blocks from elementary school. Horrible, neglectful parent that I was and am, I made them walk. Current neighbors all drive their kids the 3 blocks.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 13, 2017 08:17 AM (MIKMs)

215 here is a link from Drudge for the prayers in the WH.


http://tinyurl.com/y84bcc4c

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 08:17 AM (mpXpK)

216 "Anti-fracking protester in Great Britain trying to block the road gets run over.

His protest fell flat."

He was tired.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, pointing and laughing. at July 13, 2017 08:17 AM (1aMQH)

217 I'm in the age group where we got to watch, well, snuff films in Driver's Ed.

'Blood on the Tracks' A classic.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 13, 2017 08:17 AM (LTHVh)

218 "In a Subaru."
Posted by: Muldoon
-----------

Which reminds me. I was walking the dog and passed by a house down the street. The hipster who lives there had a portable drill, and was drilling holes in the spare wheel well of his Subaru. Water was draining out.

Obviously a seal had leaked and allowed water to pool in the well. I thought about mentioning that most spare wheel wells have a couple of plugs, just for addressing such a circumstance.

BUT, I was really enjoying watching him drill holes in his car, so I didn't.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 08:18 AM (OdK9v)

219 "I'm in the age group where we got to watch, well, snuff films in Driver's Ed. "

*Fist bump*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 08:18 AM (J+eG2)

220 His protest fell flat."

He was tired.
Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk
--------

...feeling rundown.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 08:19 AM (OdK9v)

221 So slight subject change.

I heard on the radio this morning that College Park, Maryland is setting up a proposal that would allow pretty much everyone to vote there. No citizenship requirement at all.

I hope it passes. I then hope every single Moron will make a trip to College Park at the next election and vote. They can't ask for ID because that would be discriminatory, right?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at July 13, 2017 08:19 AM (tVWQB)

222 "I am literally 3 blocks from elementary school. Horrible, neglectful parent that I was and am, I made them walk. Current neighbors all drive their kids the 3 blocks."

And usually in a Subaru

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 08:19 AM (J+eG2)

223 >>23 Nobody should be shocked that the GOPe is gonna fold on Barkycare.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2017 06:52 AM (zRoPh)

No, expecting gutless cowards and craven liars to act otherwise is a huge mistake and I'm sure the careerists have been assured by the donor class that this will blow over. I hope Trump plans on getting involved in the primaries against every fucking RINO to let those cocksuckers know that it's not business as usual and they can all join their buddy Eric Cantor in the private sector. Fuck them; they are the enemy.

^^What he said.^^

Posted by: Bonecrusher at July 13, 2017 08:19 AM (uBQPh)

224 "Damn the torpedos, full speed ahead"

The guy that said that, commanded his first ship when he was 15 years old. Seems to me people were expected to grow up at a reasonable age and shoulder great responsibility until relatively recently.



Sometime around 1980.


Posted by: rickb223 at July 13, 2017 08:19 AM (YxyYj)

225 I remember the driver's ed film where the kid is showing his friends a knife on the schoolbus, there's an accident and the kid gets the knife through the eye.

That one was legendary. We'd all heard about it from the older kids before we saw it. Seemed like every year at least a few of the girls ran screaming from the room.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 08:19 AM (ul9CR)

226 I got a working permit at 14 in NY many years ago and worked every summer, even for the town highway dept. (Cutting brush mostly). My neighbor now has a 16 year old, and hardly lets him out of the house alone. Still drives him to school everyday, and the school is about a half mile away...poor boy....

Posted by: Colin at July 13, 2017 08:20 AM (stgKq)

227 "Anti-fracking protester in Great Britain trying to block the road gets run over.



His protest fell flat.


He was tired."

It was a huge blow to his cause.

Posted by: Ripley at July 13, 2017 08:20 AM (MxEKc)

228 Thank you Vic. This quote makes me want to pull my own teeth out:


But not everyone was convinced by the show of faith. Kenneth Averell said: 'Lord help us all. How anyone sees Trump as the savior of the evangelicals is beyond me.

'Doesn't have a Christian bone in his body. Doesn't attend church. Multiple divorces. Adultery. Literally about every single commandment he's broken.

'We're all sinners, but c'mon, the evangelical right is choosing this guy to lead their 'spiritual awakening'?'
=============================



Sepulcher. Bleached bones. Some assembly required.


Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:21 AM (lwiT4)

229 "group dynamics" or whatever it's called.

They've managed to pathologize normality and mainstream deviency.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 13, 2017 08:21 AM (AV9yQ)

230 BUT, I was really enjoying watching him drill holes in his car, so I didn't.


*****

Heh.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:21 AM (wPiJc)

231 Top Five Driver's Ed Scare Films http://bit.ly/2uUIguB

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 13, 2017 08:21 AM (LTHVh)

232 " "Anti-fracking protester in Great Britain trying to block the road gets run over. "

It ain't easy being flat.

Posted by: Saint Pancake at July 13, 2017 08:21 AM (J+eG2)

233 In drivers-ed (in MD) I recall most of the films were produced with the support of the Ohio or Indiana State police.

Blood on the Tracks... what a classic.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at July 13, 2017 08:22 AM (jAZR9)

234 Another Bloom, Allan Bloom predicted all we are seeing in his famous book "The Closing Of The American Mind" said,

Posted by: Peter Beinert
------------

Bloom merits a read by everyone. I know of a Prof. who made 'The Closing of the American Mind' required reading for his class.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 08:22 AM (OdK9v)

235 Doesn't have a Christian bone in his body.

News to me.

Posted by: Charlie Gard at July 13, 2017 08:22 AM (X6fMO)

236
My dad gave me a .410 semi-auto Remington for my 7th birthday. Many, many years were spent with that little jewel in tow. Never shot anyone or myself. Still have it too.

Posted by: Kudzu King at July 13, 2017 08:22 AM (j/Mlu)

237 'We're all sinners, but c'mon, the evangelical right is choosing this guy to lead their 'spiritual awakening'?'

Oh bullshit. Nobody on the "evangelical right" is doing this. One thing we are seeing is PDT not being overtly hostile to free exercise, unlike the fascist fuckwad who previously held the office.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 08:23 AM (0mRoj)

238 205 #189 One scene had a kid on acid jumping out of the High school top story window, or roof.

Was it Helen Hunt who jumped? Sounds like this one that that made us watch. She was on "crank" though, not acid.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y8m7264e
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 08:14 AM (ul9CR)

Holy Shit! That's it. My dumb fucking school showed this to us when we were in the 3rd grade. They showed us another one the next day that had in appropriate sexual shit between adults and kids to try and "warn" us away from strangers.

I had nightmares for the next several nights.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 13, 2017 08:23 AM (2qHjF)

239 That Lego store story is kind of nuts. When I'm in the local Warhammer/Games Workshop store, parents routinely think that its a day care and just drop their young ones off thinking that its a video game establishment (its a table top wargaming store with small, often rather sharp pieces)

Wonder if the store managers should be calling the cops.

Posted by: Defenestratus at July 13, 2017 08:23 AM (a9n6M)

240 I also remember the driving simulators. There was a session where we would be "driving" and a school bus stops.

Of course EVERYONE sped up to run over the kids.

Good times.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at July 13, 2017 08:23 AM (jAZR9)

241 >>>>I got a working permit at 14 in NY many years ago and worked every
summer, even for the town highway dept. (Cutting brush mostly). My
neighbor now has a 16 year old, and hardly lets him out of the house
alone. Still drives him to school everyday, and the school is about a
half mile away...poor boy....
.
.
.When I was growing up in Ohio you could get a learners permit at age 14. Said permit allowed you to ride a motorcycle by yourself and everyone did.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 08:24 AM (0pcwX)

242 If you read the actual article about the Antifra pancake dude, he was only slightly struck by the driver of the truck.

And the report states that he was struck despite multiple efforts by the truck driver to avoid him.

There were no charges filed against the driver.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 08:24 AM (J+eG2)

243 Highway Red.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 13, 2017 08:24 AM (IFmCm)

244 "Anti-fracking protester in Great Britain trying to block the road gets run over.


*****

Where's Ben R. to tell us it's funny because 'fracking' is slang for 'hydraulic fracturing'?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:24 AM (wPiJc)

245 I think annual vehicle registration renewal is bullshit if you're still the owner of the car. It's just another petty means of feeding the state and demonstrating to you that your property really isn't your own.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 08:16 AM (0mRoj)

===

Yes. Any of you 'rons and 'ettes live in a state with Personal Property Taxes? I never have. How does it work, and what do you think about it? Texas uses property taxes (land and improvements) to get much of its revenue from the citizens, along with sales tax.

Posted by: Gref at July 13, 2017 08:25 AM (AMIL/)

246 Though the Kremlin has been careful not to voice long-term concerns about China, perhaps the most telling examples of Moscow's continued uneasiness regarding the growing military might of its neighbour have been large-scale Russian military exercises held in the Eastern MD.


What ? There are Russians in Eastern MD ?
... and not a peep from Gov Larry Hogan

Do DE VA know about this ?

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 13, 2017 08:25 AM (e8kgV)

247 When I was about six, my grandfather (born during Reconstruction and a veteran of the Philippine Insurrection) used to send me to the drug store around the corner for cigarette papers and a pouch of tobacco. At seven I rode a city bus to school, including a transfer. At ten I was able to stay alone with my younger sister for several hours at a time (strict instructions not to answer the door.) Yes, it's a different world. My own middle-aged child had twice the freedom his teenager does today.
As for the GOP, I stay registered in order to vote in the primaries, but they lost me when Thad Cochran went up to the Delta and paid black Democrats to vote against his primary opponent. That did it, I don't even answer their phone calls. Money? Hah!! Dream on.

Posted by: Miss Sippi at July 13, 2017 08:25 AM (5fPhA)

248 Anti-fracking protester in Great Britain trying to block the road gets run over
From the angle of the video you could not see what actually happened other than the idiot falling on the ground next to the tuck. I think he fakes getting hit, and the driver was not charged with any violation.

Posted by: cicero skip at July 13, 2017 08:25 AM (RVyQq)

249 And usually in a Subaru
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 08:19 AM
~~~~~

I thought Prius and Volvo were the liberal brands, no? Son who's pretty conservative drives one of them (WRS-SBI or something) because he likes fast cars. Didn't think liberals would like fast cars.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 13, 2017 08:25 AM (HiDrR)

250 So I was also mildly amused this am by Cook County Sheriff declaring that they need the soda tax money NOW, or he will be forced to lay off jail guards. The wild spending will continue until everything is consumed.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 13, 2017 08:25 AM (MIKMs)

251
BUT, I was really enjoying watching him drill holes in his car, so I didn't.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 08:18 AM (OdK9v)


You, sir, are a great American! LOL!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 13, 2017 08:26 AM (pNxlR)

252 >>>>
That Lego store story is kind of nuts. When I'm in the local
Warhammer/Games Workshop store, parents routinely think that its a day
care and just drop their young ones off thinking that its a video game
establishment (its a table top wargaming store with small, often rather
sharp pieces)



Wonder if the store managers should be calling the cops.
.
.
.The store I go to here won't let them do that. Under 14 (and the owner knows every kid that comes in) and a Parent has to stay with them.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 13, 2017 08:26 AM (0pcwX)

253 sadly child molestation is usually perpetrated by someone known to the child

When my oldest daughter was about ten she was spending the night at a friend's down the street. The phone rang at about ten and my wife told me that our daughter wasn't feeling well and I should pick her up. Needless to say I wasn't happy about going out when I thought I was in for the night but I walked down and was met by her friend's mother who was surprised that whatever malady came on so soon. We were about halfway home when she told me she and her friend had been roughhousing with her friend's dad when all of a sudden she noticed his hand on her butt; she moved away and thought maybe it was an accident until it happened again and she quickly went to his wife and said she wasn't feeling well and wanted to call us to get her. By this time she was crying so I kneeled down to her eye level, gave her a hug and said "Listen to me, you did the right thing to call me and I'm very proud of how you handled the situation. I know your mind is full of confusing thoughts right now but you're safe now from that idiot; and from this point you won't be going over there any more". She regained her composure really quickly, I thought, and didn't have any subsequent problems dealing with it. Bringing charges against the perv would have been denied by all and I thought would be emotionally trying for my daughter to deal with. We'd discuss it sporadically and the only repercussion was that her friend was somewhat confused why my daughter didn't come over anymore.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 08:26 AM (y7DUB)

254 I saw those drivers-ed films too.
They didn't take a body out of a car, more like they scraped what was left of them into a plastic bag. Most of the films we saw were from Ohio.

Posted by: Case at July 13, 2017 08:26 AM (EnbfO)

255 I use to walk home for lunch and back everyday from Kindergarden, because we lived less than a block away. Mom was home, and would rustle up a good meal. Campbell's Tomato Soup and a Grilled Cheese.. Winning!

*sings*
Castle Hill, yes that's the school for me
I'm proud and glad to give it my loyalty
And to Castle Hill - yes that's the school for me
I promise to be faithful evermore to you!

Posted by: Common Tater at July 13, 2017 08:27 AM (AV9yQ)

256 I saw Helen Hunt on Crank open for Satanic Abuse Preschool at the...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 08:27 AM (oVJmc)

257 236
My dad gave me a .410 semi-auto Remington for my 7th birthday. Many, many years were spent with that little jewel in tow. Never shot anyone or myself. Still have it too.


My friends and I would check out all the neighbors' trash on put-out-the-trash night, looking for stuff for our fort, mostly.

One day when I was 11, I spotted a muzzle poking out of one of the cans. It was a beat-up old 20 gauge shotgun. I knocked on the door and asked the guy if I could have it. He said it didn't work and wasn't worth fixing, but I took it home anyway. One of my dad's best friends did gunsmithing on the side. We took it over there and he ended up getting it back into working condition for me. My dad loaned me the money but I had to work it off.

I had so much fun with that shotgun.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 08:28 AM (ul9CR)

258 I don't see Trump as the "Savior" of the evangelicals; I see Jesus Christ as Savior-no ifs, ands and buts. However, God has used flawed people to work for the nation and as Scripture tells me, I do pray for our leaders-that they receive wisdom from above. I don't know that Trump doesn't have a Christian bone in his body. He was sworn in on a Bible given to him by his mom at his Confirmation, I believe and as far as pastors laying hands on him and praying for him-I think that's great. Christians should be praying for him every day and for Michael Pence and their protection from all enemies-foreign and domestic.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 13, 2017 08:28 AM (iVOAv)

259 "I thought Prius and Volvo were the liberal brands, no?"


Wanna see heads explode?

I drive a Volvo wagon.
With an NRA sticker in the rear window.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 08:28 AM (J+eG2)

260 PDT should fire McBitches wife. She seems as worthless as the Yertle.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 13, 2017 08:29 AM (mcI77)

261 But when McCain returned to America in 1973 to a fanfare of publicity and a handshake from Richard Nixon, he discovered his wife had been disfigured in a terrible car crash three years earlier. Her car had skidded on icy roads into a telegraph pole on Christmas Eve, 1969. Her pelvis and one arm were shattered by the impact and she suffered massive internal injuries.

When Carol was discharged from hospital after six months of life-saving surgery, the prognosis was bleak. In order to save her legs, surgeons had been forced to cut away huge sections of shattered bone, taking with it her tall, willowy figure. She was confined to a wheelchair and was forced to use a catheter.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 08:29 AM (EgwCt)

262 Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 08:26 AM (y7DUB)
=================================


Thank God for level-headed daughters like yours. Thank God for good dads like you.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:29 AM (lwiT4)

263 Re: Lego

Hey kid, do you know how much lepin that will buy? You can get the $6000 discontinued Millennium Falcon with money left over.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 08:29 AM (34E+f)

264 According to a complaint filed to the Department of Justice Foreign Agents Registration Act division last July, [California Democratic Rep. Ron] Dellums failed to register as a foreign agent representing a Russian-driven effort led by Veselnitskaya to repeal the Magnitsky Act.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 13, 2017 08:30 AM (e8kgV)

265 BREAKING ....

Tim Kaine: California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums is a traitor

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 13, 2017 08:30 AM (e8kgV)

266 "BUT, I was really enjoying watching him drill holes in his car, so I didn't.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 08:18 AM (OdK9v) "

Does he own a John Boat as well?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 08:31 AM (J+eG2)

267
240 I also remember the driving simulators. There was a session where we would be "driving" and a school bus stops.

Of course EVERYONE sped up to run over the kids.


Everyone, including the instructor, pretty much knew that was the whole point of the exercise. Hitting the guy who unexpectedly jumped out of the delivery van was considered de rigueur if you intend ever to pass the class.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 13, 2017 08:31 AM (pNxlR)

268 The thing that keeps me out of the Lego store is the 165000% markup on 85 cents worth of plastic.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 08:32 AM (oVJmc)

269 Yes. Any of you 'rons and 'ettes live in a state with Personal Property Taxes? I never have. How does it work, and what do you think about it? Texas uses property taxes (land and improvements) to get much of its revenue from the citizens, along with sales tax.

Posted by: Gref at July 13, 2017 08:25 AM (AMIL/)

Here (SC) counties levy property tax. Years ago, when I lived in Polk Co. (NC)....there was a $3 tax on un-spayed female dogs....srsly.

Posted by: BignJames at July 13, 2017 08:33 AM (x9c8r)

270 Tim Kaine: California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums is a traitor

Tim Kaine, whose campaign w/ Hillbags colluded with the Ukrainians to steal the election.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 08:33 AM (oVJmc)

271 Per Drudge:

Obama DOJ gave special permission for entry to Russian honeypot lawyer. Red ink bigly.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 13, 2017 08:33 AM (IFmCm)

272 Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 08:26 AM (y7DUB)


That idiot was lucky you decided to stay out of jail that night. Good dads have a Papa Bear mode for a reason.

Posted by: pookysgirl is up too early at July 13, 2017 08:34 AM (XKZwp)

273 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 13, 2017 08:28 AM (iVOAv)
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Exactly. I don't know any evangelicals who view President Trump as a savior. I do know quite a few who view him as a person who looks upon religious liberty as a right under the Constitution. As a person not hostile to faith. As a person who has given us a window of reprieve and opportunity, which we would not have had if Hillary had been elected.


I know VP Pence is a man of faith, and I think he is creating situations for Trump to experience the power of prayer. This is what evangelicals appreciate - a leader not hostile to them, and who welcomes public prayers for he and his presidency.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:35 AM (lwiT4)

274
My school had actual 'behind-the-wheel' drivers ed with special drivers ed car. Teacher would take about three kids out. Two in backseat. I remember sitting in backseat as instructor, who actually had a separate brake pedal, said to a classmate, "You realize you just ran a red light?'

I believe I bowed out of the behind-the-wheel part of the class after that.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 08:35 AM (EgwCt)

275 Son who's pretty conservative drives one of them (WRS-SBI or something)
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WRS drivers are rarely hipsters/SJW's. I grant the WRS and the BRZ an indulgence.

Let it be so written.

*waves hand*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 08:35 AM (OdK9v)

276 When I was in elementary school my mom worked downtown, about 1mile from our home. We liked to walk down to meet her at 5pm, but we would stretch it out by stopping at some of our favorite shops along the way - a homemade candy store to watch the 7 year old proprietor make candy, a book store, etc. We knew the shop owners and it was all cool.

Guess being a latchkey kid is now illegal?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 13, 2017 08:36 AM (NOIQH)

277 My parents used to allow me to play in the street until some kids got burned by pennies some jerk was throwing out his window after hearing them on the stove.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 13, 2017 08:36 AM (fVhdx)

278
Obama DOJ gave special permission for entry to Russian honeypot lawyer. Red ink bigly.


And got a FISA warrant for their trouble.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 08:36 AM (oVJmc)

279 #273 I don't know any evangelicals who view President Trump as a savior. I do know quite a few who view him as a person who looks upon religious liberty as a right under the Constitution. As a person not hostile to faith. As a person who has given us a window of reprieve and opportunity, which we would not have had if Hillary had been elected.


THIS. I was trying to compose something and you just wrote it better than I was trying to.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 08:36 AM (ul9CR)

280 I use to walk home for lunch and back everyday from Kindergarden,
because we lived less than a block away. Mom was home, and would rustle
up a good meal. Campbell's Tomato Soup and a Grilled Cheese.. Winning!


Same here, hardly ever ate in the school cafeteria. Always went home and had lunch, and sometimes had to fix it myself...My mother worked, so I was very happy to get out of the school building ever for an hour. I survived quite well....

Posted by: Colin at July 13, 2017 08:36 AM (stgKq)

281 I have a question (Yes, I can look this up, but figured some gardeners here might know) What is an annual flower you can plant that deer and/or rabbits won't eat?. I want to plant some flowers over at the church.

Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 13, 2017 08:37 AM (iVOAv)

282 261

So McCainus is just like Gingrich. Traded in his sick wife for a newer model.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 13, 2017 08:37 AM (mcI77)

283 A correction to my statement that Texas uses property taxes (land and improvements) to get much of its revenue from the citizens, along with sales tax:

The State of Texas does not levy a property tax. Counties, cities, and school districts are empowered to do that. So I get three separate property tax bills each year.

Posted by: Gref at July 13, 2017 08:38 AM (AMIL/)

284 Blood on the Tracks... what a classic.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at July 13, 2017 08:22 AM (jAZR9)


"What a terrible waste... Hi, I'm actor Troy McClure! You might remember me from such driver's ed films as "Alice's Adventures Through The Windshield Glass" and "The Decapitation of Larry Leadfoot." For the next sixty minutes, we'll be seeing actual film of car crash victims."

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries Smear-Proof Cloaks by Ivanka Trump! at July 13, 2017 08:38 AM (hLRSq)

285 Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:35 AM (lwiT4)

Good post, grammie. Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 13, 2017 08:38 AM (iVOAv)

286 My favorite is that NC counties require emission inspections on your 2013 Accord, but the POS 1986 Taurus that rolls black smoke under acceleration is exempt because it was manufactured before '96.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 08:38 AM (34E+f)

287
My school had actual 'behind-the-wheel' drivers ed with special drivers ed car. Teacher would take about three kids out. Two in backseat. I remember sitting in backseat as instructor, who actually had a separate brake pedal, said to a classmate, "You realize you just ran a red light?'


Happened to me, but with a stop sign. I slammed on the brakes, but Mr. Marana said, "Now you're stopped in the middle of the intersection." Not my best day...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 13, 2017 08:38 AM (pNxlR)

288 Besides, we don't know what was going on inside their marriage.

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Don't know, don't care.

John McCain has seen fit to place himself as an authority to criticize others on less information than what we know of his 1st marriage.

That same sauce pairs with him nicely.

Have you forgotten he called millions of patriotic, hard-working Americans "whacko birds?"

At least I know his name before I call him a pile of shit--more than he can say.

Posted by: RoyalOil at July 13, 2017 08:38 AM (W1XyZ)

289 Good News #1: I went to a private school for KG and first grade

Bad News #1: My mom was my KG teacher

Backstory #1: I was able to attend private school not because we had means, but because my mom was a teacher there.




Good News#2: I got to ride a short bus to and from that school.

Bad News #2: My mom also rode on the bus with us.

Backstory #2: That was bad news because one day I punched another kid and my mom had the bus driver pull over, she dragged me off the bus and in full view of everyone on the bus, made me drop my drawers and she paddled my bare butt. There are probably 60-year-olds today who were on that bus who still tell their grandkids about that epic day.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:39 AM (wPiJc)

290 My driver's ed had the behind the wheel thing, but we didn't have instructors in the cars. There were three or four cars that would go through the course, with the radios set to a frequency that the instructor was broadcasting on. He'd then yell at cars. "Car number four, SLOW DOWN."

My class partner got in and changed the radio station to KBPI - we listened to rock music during the course. Instructor didn't say a word.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at July 13, 2017 08:40 AM (PFy0L)

291 What is an annual flower you can plant that deer and/or rabbits won't eat?. I want to plant some flowers over at the church.



Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 13, 2017 08:37 AM (iVOAv)
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I don't garden anymore, but I used to have some luck with marigolds. Something about the strong smell. Deer are tricky though. They'll eat anything. Rosebushes with thorns might work.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:40 AM (lwiT4)

292 Doesn't have a Christian bone in his body.

News to me.
Posted by: Charlie Gard



*Golf clap

Posted by: rickb223 at July 13, 2017 08:41 AM (YxyYj)

293 Yeah, Subaru sports cars are almost, if not literally, considered a sort of different brand within the company. Think AMG and M series BMWs.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 08:41 AM (34E+f)

294 That idiot was lucky you decided to stay out of jail that night. Good dads have a Papa Bear mode for a reason.
Posted by: pookysgirl is up too early at July 13, 2017 08:34 AM (XKZwp)


He's a pretty big guy and if I'd shown up, he'd know why I was there. Even if the cops didn't haul me away, which would've gotten the whole neighborhood alerted, my daughter would've had to deal with seeing a bruised up me. I was glad I had a chance to cool down while making sure she was okay.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 08:41 AM (y7DUB)

295 My driver's ed teacher from high school died about four years after I graduated.


Yep, you guessed it, in a drunk driving incident.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:41 AM (wPiJc)

296 My favorite is that NC counties require emission inspections on your 2013 Accord, but the POS 1986 Taurus that rolls black smoke under acceleration is exempt because it was manufactured before '96.
Posted by: Hate Has No Homo
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Here, have a nice helping of Rain Tax, courtesy of Ashevile.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2017 08:41 AM (OdK9v)

297 My dad taught driver's ed in the summer. He's got some good stories.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries Smear-Proof Cloaks by Ivanka Trump! at July 13, 2017 08:41 AM (hLRSq)

298 one day I punched another kid and my mom had the bus
driver pull over, she dragged me off the bus and in full view of
everyone on the bus, made me drop my drawers and she paddled my bare
butt. There are probably 60-year-olds today who were on that bus who
still tell their grandkids about that epic day.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:39 AM (wPiJc)
==============================

I love that story. Go Mom.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:41 AM (lwiT4)

299 " she dragged me off the bus and in full view of everyone on the bus, made me drop my drawers and she paddled my bare butt."


So a history of physically assaulting others, going all the way back to childhood.
And a history of public nudity as well.



It does explain the gift of limericks.

I guess.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 08:42 AM (J+eG2)

300 Good News#2: I got to ride a short bus to and from that school.

*fistbump*

Posted by: Sheila Jackson-Lee at July 13, 2017 08:42 AM (xAvrH)

301 We really hate blueberries. Plant lots of those. And raspberries too. Can't stand 'em. In fact, the more you plant the more we'll stay away.

Posted by: The Deer at July 13, 2017 08:42 AM (ul9CR)

302 I don't think it's just Western Civilization they hate; I can't forget what they did when they got their hands on China an Cambodia. I think ANY established civilization is a threat to them. (Well, maybe they'd have liked the Aztecs.)

Posted by: George LeS at July 13, 2017 08:43 AM (+TcCF)

303 My driver's ed teacher from high school died about four years after I graduated.


My driver's ed teacher only had one arm. He lost an arm trying to hop a train when he was young man.

Posted by: no good deed at July 13, 2017 08:43 AM (hsb2w)

304 It's rumored that ESPN courts the stay-at-home layabout crowd for an
audience, and that's the reason they're full-on SJW. This just looks
like more of that, pandering to the Democrat base.
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Easy way to tell--if you see personal injury or disability lawyer ads during the day on ESPN, that rumor is correct.

Posted by: RoyalOil at July 13, 2017 08:43 AM (W1XyZ)

305 My favorite is that NC counties require emission inspections on your 2013 Accord, but the POS 1986 Taurus that rolls black smoke under acceleration is exempt because it was manufactured before '96.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 08:38 AM (34E+f)

That started w/"interstate corridor" counties and I think is now statewide. Glad I moved back to SC in 2010....no inspections.

Posted by: BignJames at July 13, 2017 08:44 AM (x9c8r)

306 "My driver's ed teacher only had one arm. He lost an arm trying to hop a train when he was young man."

Don't be hurtful.

Posted by: Michelle Fields at July 13, 2017 08:44 AM (J+eG2)

307 The guy spent 5.5 years as a POW.
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Then I think he can handle a little internet meme.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 13, 2017 08:45 AM (vg8iE)

308 According to a complaint filed to the Department of Justice Foreign Agents Registration Act division last July, [California Democratic Rep. Ron] Dellums failed to register as a foreign agent representing a Russian-driven effort led by Veselnitskaya to repeal the Magnitsky Act.




Just an unintentional oversight. Nothing to see here.
Move along proles.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 13, 2017 08:45 AM (YxyYj)

309
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
___________________________

They don't eat the sun flowers at my place.

Posted by: Kudzu King at July 13, 2017 08:46 AM (j/Mlu)

310 Posted by: The Deer at July 13, 2017 08:42 AM (ul9CR)

I'm a bit skeptical of your post, dear...uhhh deer. ;^).

Besides there's a ton of raspberry bushes behind the church. You can eat the berries on those.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 13, 2017 08:46 AM (iVOAv)

311 When McCain called the Tea Party people he didn't like "hobbits" that sealed it for me. The Hobbits were the heroes of LOTR. A man who sees heroes as villains...

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2017 08:46 AM (7HtZB)

312
Don't be hurtful.
Posted by: Michelle Fields at July 13, 2017 08:44 AM (J+eG2)


You forgot the "to my dad" part.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 13, 2017 08:46 AM (pNxlR)

313 My school had actual 'behind-the-wheel' drivers ed with special drivers ed car.

We had a couple of those, however during my stint at driver's ed one of them was wrecked by some idiot.

Upside was the the girl's PE instructor owned a 4-speed Mustang II and she let three of us get some time behind the wheel on a manual. It was a blast.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at July 13, 2017 08:46 AM (jAZR9)

314 Obama sued nuns to make them pay for abortions.

SUED NUNS.

And claimed to be a Christian.

I'll take Trump.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 08:47 AM (oVJmc)

315
ESPN is going to kill cable television. I saw an article recently that determined through financial statements (Amazon doesn't release actual numbers) that they will pass the number of cable subscribers this year with their Prime video service.

But the cable companies refuse to cut ESPN off at the knees.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 08:47 AM (EgwCt)

316 I was glad I had a chance to cool down while making sure she was okay.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 13, 2017 08:41 AM (y7DUB)


Pooky has been officially certified as crazy, so my job is to make sure he doesn't get arrested if someone hurts his little girl.

Posted by: pookysgirl is up too early at July 13, 2017 08:47 AM (XKZwp)

317 Took drivers ed in school with the duel stuff, car donated by a local car dealer. I remember a demo put on by the local cops where a car with a dye thing on the front would mark the road, and them how long it took to stop at a speed and dye the road again...I remember the distance was longer than I ever expected...My first time alone driving I nearly rear ended a car, following close to the car ahead...I guess I didn't learn much from the demo by the cops.

Posted by: Colin at July 13, 2017 08:47 AM (stgKq)

318 I really need to get another coat of mud on the new ceiling drywall.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 08:47 AM (J+eG2)

319 Folks got to go down to the CVS and pick up some drugs. Be back later

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 08:48 AM (mpXpK)

320 vpn test

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 08:50 AM (fzJai)

321 Off of work today and pouring rain. What to do, what to do.

Cooking. I shall do cooking.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 08:50 AM (ul9CR)

322 Re McCain: IIRC his father and grandfather were both naval aviators, full admirals, and absolute bastards. So John probably has many, many personal issues. OK, I understand - I have some bad growing-up issues too. Problem is, the voters in AZ keep letting John try to deal with his issues while in a position of immense power and influence on a nationwide-basis.

Posted by: Gref at July 13, 2017 08:52 AM (AMIL/)

323 I see someone has already posted McCain's shabby treatment of first wife Carol - abandoning her once he found out she'd been crippled - but not many outside of AZ know why he was so perfect for Cindy (wife 2) and he was so perfect for her. John had a great pedigree and a great story combined with no actual marketable skills of any kind, so he thought politics would be perfect. But he also had no money whatsoever, so he needed a backer.

Cindy McCain had inherited the fortune made by the biggest runner of guns and whiskey to the Navajos and Apaches back in territorial days, and who had parlayed that start into the biggest liquor franchise in the state. (which still was the prime supplier of whiskey to the reservations) So, she had loads of money, but desperately wanted to buy some respectability.

They each were able to give each other the things they were most desperate for. And yeah, John McCain's entire career has been built on money that originally came from exploiting alcoholic indians.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 13, 2017 08:52 AM (V2Yro)

324 Folks got to go down to the CVS and pick up some drugs. Be back later


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 08:48 AM (mpXpK)

In Baltimore you just visit at night when its closed, then burn it after you get what you want. The new CVS that replaced it, is much more secure though.

Posted by: Colin at July 13, 2017 08:52 AM (stgKq)

325 I really need to get another coat of mud on the new ceiling drywall.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


****


Oh you wacky kids with all your euphemisms!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:52 AM (wPiJc)

326
In a multi-year set of diaries that one of my great grandfathers kept, "cooking" was how he referred to the times he distilled hooch.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 13, 2017 08:52 AM (pNxlR)

327 311 When McCain called the Tea Party people he didn't like "hobbits" that sealed it for me. The Hobbits were the heroes of LOTR. A man who sees heroes as villains...

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2017 08:46 AM (7HtZB)

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Yep. Badge of honor, and thanks for letting us know that you think the everyday nobodies standing up and taking action against the all-seeing eye of evil are the ones who should lose.

The statute of limitations on you doing one good thing decades ago has expired, f*ckhead.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 08:52 AM (fzJai)

328 314 Obama sued nuns to make them pay for abortions.

SUED NUNS.


But they were badthinking nuns. We had no choice but to cover this story. With a pillow. Till it stopped squirming.

Posted by: The MFM at July 13, 2017 08:53 AM (ul9CR)

329 I remember a demo put on by the local cops where a car with a dye thing on the front would mark the road, and them how long it took to stop at a speed and dye the road again...I remember the distance was longer than I ever expected...
Posted by: Colin at July 13, 2017 08:47 AM (stgKq)


Speaking of stopping distance. These driverless cars -- I'm totally not ready to give up control in the future. My new car has radar to maintain a safe distance when on cruise control. But if a car ducks into the right hand lane ahead of me it doesn't slow down at all. It's like that car does not exist. So you're traveling 70 miles an hour with the car ahead of you 20 feet off your front bumper.

I suspect a lot of people are going to die while they work the bugs out of these systems.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 08:53 AM (EgwCt)

330 So John probably has many, many personal issues. OK, I understand

*****


I'll bet he never had his bare butt paddled by his mom in front of a bus load of his schoolmates.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:54 AM (wPiJc)

331
But the cable companies refuse to cut ESPN off at the knees.


Cutting off ESPN won't save cable.

It's too expensive overall and doesn't deliver sufficient value, particularly in the age of streaming and digital broadcasting.

Cutting ESPN might slow the hemorrhaging, but people will continue to drop while it still delivers little value for cost.

A la carte might help, but that would likely end many channels who don't get by on viewership alone.

Cable's a dying business model.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 08:54 AM (oVJmc)

332 So did anyone see this? Democrat Senator can't spell "Medicaid", lets whole world know.

http://tinyurl.com/y9p59ehg

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2017 08:54 AM (7HtZB)

333 324 Folks got to go down to the CVS and pick up some drugs. Be back later


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 13, 2017 08:48 AM (mpXpK)

In Baltimore you just visit at night when its closed, then burn it after you get what you want. The new CVS that replaced it, is much more secure though.


'round here there's a text service. You text them, they send you the current pictures and prices, and deliver to your door usually within an hour.

Oh, not those kind of drugs? Never mind.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 08:55 AM (ul9CR)

334
I suspect a lot of people are going to die while they work the bugs out of these systems.


Omelets. Broken eggs. YMMV.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 13, 2017 08:55 AM (pNxlR)

335 "Oh you wacky kids with all your euphemisms!"

The word you seek is ...'Spackle"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 08:55 AM (J+eG2)

336 Wait,Cindy McCain sold firewater to Liz Warren?

Posted by: steevy at July 13, 2017 08:55 AM (rmVvL)

337 298 one day I punched another kid and my mom had the bus
driver pull over, she dragged me off the bus and in full view of
everyone on the bus, made me drop my drawers and she paddled my bare
butt. There are probably 60-year-olds today who were on that bus who
still tell their grandkids about that epic day.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:39 AM (wPiJc)
==============================

I love that story. Go Mom.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:41 AM (lwiT4)

Unless the other kid had it coming, in which case, boooo!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 08:57 AM (0mRoj)

338 "Wait,Cindy McCain sold firewater to Liz Warren?"

How.

Posted by: VIA, of the Idiot Tribe at July 13, 2017 08:57 AM (J+eG2)

339 Whatever happens, we'll be taken care of. Just wish I could finish the letter to the Senator telling her that the base lied to her. It's been painful to write, since it forces me to relive certain events.

Posted by: pookysgirl is up too early at July 13, 2017 06:57 AM (XKZwp)


I very transient here today, at least in the morning, but I just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my prayers. You are handling a very tough situation with dignity and grace, and many many people admire and respect your perseverance!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 13, 2017 08:58 AM (gwPgz)

340 insomniac, have you heard back on the job interview?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 08:58 AM (ul9CR)

341 So you're traveling 70 miles an hour with the car ahead of you 20 feet off your front bumper.

I suspect a lot of people are going to die while they work the bugs out of these systems.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 08:53 AM (EgwCt)

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I'm not being smarmy when I say that sounds a little bit safer than how I see people driving most days.

The new thing for me was in Columbia, SC recently. People are ROUTINELY passing on the right. Not passing slower traffic who are camped out irresponsibly in the left lane, but passing someone who is also driving 90mph in order to get one car length ahead and continue going the same speed, but accomplishing nothing because traffic is backed up and traveling as one unit anyway.

Terrifying.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 08:58 AM (fzJai)

342 I'll bet he never had his bare butt paddled by his mom in front of a bus load of his schoolmates.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:54 AM (wPiJc)

Probably not. Neither did I. I got my butt paddled in first grade, by a nun, for talking in morning Mass, but your experience tops mine on the embarrassment scale!

Posted by: Gref at July 13, 2017 08:59 AM (AMIL/)

343 >>> Wait,Cindy McCain sold firewater to Liz Warren?

Worse, Ira Hayes.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 13, 2017 08:59 AM (fVhdx)

344 Jeebus. Lighting storm that cut our power for 20 seconds. Tripped 12 or so circuit breakers in the panels. Generator never had time to come on. However it messed with the generator. Had to go outside and reset the generator.
Yippeee, I learned something new today.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 13, 2017 08:59 AM (N3JsI)

345 So the McCain's are like the desert Kennedy's.

Got it.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 13, 2017 08:59 AM (IFmCm)

346 Interesting back story on John and Cindy. She doesn't live in DC with John, right? My mom is convinced McCain and Linsdey Graham are lovers.


McCain lost me years before his wacko bids and hobbits comments, when he fought building a wall (I sent him a few bricks) and with his insufferable Gang of N stunts where he always manages to side with the Dems to give them cover as being "bi-partisan". John McCain only works for, honors, is loyal to...John McCain. Jerk.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 13, 2017 08:59 AM (NOIQH)

347 340 insomniac, have you heard back on the job interview?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 08:58 AM (ul9CR)

It's been under 48 hours so no. I won't hear anything for a few weeks. They're still in the interview process.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:00 AM (0mRoj)

348 We live in different times,both my mom and my dad taught me to fight back against bullies.Do that now and you will be the one in trouble...

Posted by: steevy at July 13, 2017 09:00 AM (rmVvL)

349 i read mclames book. nothing was ever his fault. never had any personal responsibility. how this guy is thought of as an "american" hero is mystifying. he is only true to juan mclame. his brainwaves are on par with pelousy. fuck that guy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 13, 2017 09:00 AM (KP5rU)

350 One story: At two of the high schools there was a driver's ed course. Before actually getting on the real roads you would practice there. The cars were in a line and a girl was in one car and she went forward and hit the car in front of her. She panicked and went in reverse, hitting the car behind her, panicked and went forward, and so on. By the time a teacher got over there and turned off the car she had wrecked three vehicles pretty good.

"I don't think you're ready for driver's ed," was the statement.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries Smear-Proof Cloaks by Ivanka Trump! at July 13, 2017 09:00 AM (hLRSq)

351 I suspect a lot of people are going to die while they work the bugs out of these systems.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 08:53 AM (EgwCt)


But it's for the greater good (and the chirren) so it's all cool.

Posted by: Wm Gates at July 13, 2017 09:00 AM (gwPgz)

352 When Little Winger was a boy, there were 2 levels of punishment. Pants up and pants down. Whenever he'd do something wrong, he immediately would look at me and say "Pants up??"


I didn't believe in Time Out. Still don't. I swat my grandkids, I don't send them to their room. They just make up songs or play with their trucks. The heck with that.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 09:00 AM (lwiT4)

353 344 Jeebus. Lighting storm that cut our power for 20 seconds. Tripped 12 or so circuit breakers in the panels. Generator never had time to come on. However it messed with the generator. Had to go outside and reset the generator.
Yippeee, I learned something new today.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 13, 2017 08:59 AM (N3JsI)

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I recently was reminded to replace circuit breakers every four or five years. We lost a TV and Wii that was plugged into a good/expensive APC battery backup unit.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 09:01 AM (fzJai)

354 John McCain sold fireworks to Warren Buffet?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 09:01 AM (ul9CR)

355 We will repeal obamacare in day one

Posted by: Your son at July 13, 2017 07:35 AM (+d7QQ)

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I'm still waiting on my $2500, shitnozzle.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 13, 2017 09:01 AM (vg8iE)

356 Surge arrestors, not circuit breakers. That wasn't even auto-cucumber, either.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 09:01 AM (fzJai)

357 "The new thing for me was in Columbia, SC recently. People are ROUTINELY passing on the right."

We have that growing phenomena here on I-95.

It seems that there is a belief that Police don't shoot radar on the far right lane, so it is quickly becoming the high speed lane of choice.

And it's almost always NJ, and NY plated vehicles.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 09:02 AM (J+eG2)

358 Grammie--unfortunately, deer love roses and will eat the leaves until the plant dies.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at July 13, 2017 09:02 AM (TdMsT)

359 It's been under 48 hours so no. I won't hear anything for a few weeks. They're still in the interview process.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:00 AM (0mRoj)

Ah, one of those long-wait ones. well good luck!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 09:02 AM (ul9CR)

360 342 I'll bet he never had his bare butt paddled by his mom in front of a bus load of his schoolmates.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:54 AM (wPiJc)

Probably not. Neither did I. I got my butt paddled in first grade, by a nun, for talking in morning Mass, but your experience tops mine on the embarrassment scale!
Posted by: Gref at July 13, 2017 08:59 AM (AMIL/)

I got paddled a lot. Some were justifiable, others were not. It instilled in me a great hatred for authority. Fucking assholes.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:02 AM (0mRoj)

361 So the McCain's are like the desert Kennedy's.

Got it.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

McCain lost me years before his wacko bids and hobbits comments, when he fought building a wall (I sent him a few bricks) and with his insufferable Gang of N stunts where he always manages to side with the Dems to give them cover as being "bi-partisan". John McCain only works for, honors, is loyal to...John McCain. Jerk.
Posted by: Lizzy

the only redeeming quality about the McCains are Megans pair

Posted by: Rick in SK at July 13, 2017 09:02 AM (FZYNt)

362 Grammie--unfortunately, deer love roses and will eat the leaves until the plant dies.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at July 13, 2017 09:02 AM (TdMsT)
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Really? Oh well. There goes that theory.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 09:02 AM (lwiT4)

363
I didn't believe in Time Out. Still don't. I swat my grandkids, I don't send them to their room. They just make up songs or play with their trucks. The heck with that.


I think I still used the "Do you need a swat?" with one of my kids the other day. They're all teenagers, but it still worked.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 09:03 AM (oVJmc)

364 the only redeeming quality about the McCains are Megans pair

If only she were a mute...

Posted by: steevy at July 13, 2017 09:03 AM (rmVvL)

365 I have a friend who took driver's ed about forty five years ago in Brooklyn NY. He said "We had some crazy girl in our class. The instructor took her to the gas station and she drove away while the hose was still in the car. Gas went everywhere."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 13, 2017 09:04 AM (iVOAv)

366 The new thing for me was in Columbia, SC recently. People are ROUTINELY passing on the right. Not passing slower traffic who are camped out irresponsibly in the left lane, but passing someone who is also driving 90mph in order to get one car length ahead and continue going the same speed, but accomplishing nothing because traffic is backed up and traveling as one unit anyway.

Terrifying.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 08:58 AM (fzJai)


I believe you. I was in SC last week and saw that all the time. Cutting in and out at high speed with mere inches to spare. Just to get in front of another car in the left lane. Or the two and three lane changes at one time. It was insane.

I thought having the radar with cruise control would be a good thing. But the bugs in it negate the value. It apparently thinks that other drivers are sane.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 09:04 AM (EgwCt)

367 359 It's been under 48 hours so no. I won't hear anything for a few weeks. They're still in the interview process.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:00 AM (0mRoj)

Ah, one of those long-wait ones. well good luck!
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 09:02 AM (ul9CR)

Thanks! I thought it went reasonably well, but you can never tell how it really went until they 1) tell you they've gone with somebody else, 2) offer you the job, or 3) never get back to you and act like you never existed when you try to reach them. Number 3 is the most common.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:04 AM (0mRoj)

368 McCain was a POW. And I think that sucks.

I also think McCain has been riding that pony for a loooong time as a way to insulate himself from criticism.

OK, he went through a terrible experience. I can think that while I also think he is doing bad things in the here and now.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at July 13, 2017 09:04 AM (eytER)

369 Juan "Keating Five" McCain burned through whatever honor he had accrued decades ago! Once a gang member always a gang member.

Thanks AZ!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 13, 2017 09:05 AM (gwPgz)

370 "I'll bet he never had his bare butt paddled by his mom in front of a bus load of his schoolmates."

Did you really? LOL

Posted by: Tuna at July 13, 2017 09:05 AM (9Y010)

371 We had two basic levels of punishment: A. Mom with the wooden spoon or B. Wait till your father comes home.

My dad was more into cutting off privileges than pounding our asses with the Incredibly Painful Cooking Implement of PAIN so we preferred option B, in the short term.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 09:05 AM (ul9CR)

372 298 one day I punched another kid and my mom had the bus
driver pull over, she dragged me off the bus and in full view of
everyone on the bus, made me drop my drawers and she paddled my bare
butt. There are probably 60-year-olds today who were on that bus who
still tell their grandkids about that epic day.
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I remember fondly my mother pulling my pants down and beating my ass in the grocery store one time. Good times.

Her usual MO was a trip to the bathroom, but I guess she felt immediate action needed to be taken.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 13, 2017 09:05 AM (vg8iE)

373 John McCain only works for, honors, is loyal to...John McCain. Jerk.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 13, 2017 08:59 AM (NOIQH)

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It is comical to predictably ALWAYS see McCain and Graham on ABC/NBC/CBS whenever they need to discuss some sort of (D)-leaning "bipartisan" issue. Or anything against Trump.

I'd suggest a bingo game, but I think you need more than two names to make a card.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 09:05 AM (fzJai)

374 331
But the cable companies refuse to cut ESPN off at the knees.

Cutting off ESPN won't save cable.

It's too expensive overall and doesn't deliver sufficient value, particularly in the age of streaming and digital broadcasting.

Cutting ESPN might slow the hemorrhaging, but people will continue to drop while it still delivers little value for cost.

A la carte might help, but that would likely end many channels who don't get by on viewership alone.

Cable's a dying business model.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 08:54 AM (oVJmc)

Just how many shopping channels is enough?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 13, 2017 09:06 AM (jxbfJ)

375 I got paddled a lot. Some were justifiable, others were not. It instilled in me a great hatred for authority. Fucking assholes.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:02 AM (0mRoj)
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I was only paddled in school that one time. The lesson I learned from the nun was NOT the one she tried to teach me. She wanted me stop talking to other kids in church. The lesson I learned was: Do not get caught doing things that get me in trouble.

Posted by: Gref at July 13, 2017 09:06 AM (AMIL/)

376 >>It is comical to predictably ALWAYS see McCain and Graham on ABC/NBC/CBS
whenever they need to discuss some sort of (D)-leaning "bipartisan"
issue. Or anything against Trump.


And they always, ALWAYS back each other up. They are DC soulmates.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 13, 2017 09:07 AM (NOIQH)

377 Probably not. Neither did I. I got my butt paddled in first grade, by a nun, for talking in morning Mass, but your experience tops mine on the embarrassment scale!
Posted by: Gref at July 13, 2017 08:59 AM
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I had to hold on to the long skirt of Sister Estelle's habit all. day. long. for being out of order in line (size order, and I was always first.) When she was writing on the board, walking around the classroom, sitting at her desk, and even in the lunchroom, there I was, attached to her habit. All the while other kids silently signalling for me to "lift the skirt! lift the skirt!" I was too chicken to go all the way, but I did swish it around a bit a couple of times and thought myself rather bold.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 13, 2017 09:07 AM (HiDrR)

378 "I think I still used the "Do you need a swat?" with one of my kids the other day."

Worked with me especially combined with "Wait til your father gets home."

Posted by: Tuna at July 13, 2017 09:07 AM (9Y010)

379 371 We had two basic levels of punishment: A. Mom with the wooden spoon or B. Wait till your father comes home.

My dad was more into cutting off privileges than pounding our asses with the Incredibly Painful Cooking Implement of PAIN so we preferred option B, in the short term.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 09:05 AM (ul9CR)

I have a great aversion to corporal punishment. My mother was a rageaholic, mercurial and capricious. Whether you got beat or not, and how badly you got beaten, depended entirely on her mood and how pissed off she was. This was not predictable so it was useless as an actual disciplinary method.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:07 AM (0mRoj)

380 The new thing for me was in Columbia, SC recently. People are ROUTINELY passing on the right. Not passing slower traffic who are camped out irresponsibly in the left lane, but passing someone who is also driving 90mph in order to get one car length ahead and continue going the same speed, but accomplishing nothing because traffic is backed up and traveling as one unit anyway.

Terrifying.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 13, 2017 08:58 AM (fzJai)

I believe you. I was in SC last week and saw that all the time. Cutting in and out at high speed with mere inches to spare. Just to get in front of another car in the left lane. Or the two and three lane changes at one time. It was insane.

I thought having the radar with cruise control would be a good thing. But the bugs in it negate the value. It apparently thinks that other drivers are sane.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 09:04 AM (EgwCt)

I try to stay off the interstates here (SC) as much as possible.

Posted by: BignJames at July 13, 2017 09:08 AM (x9c8r)

381 "Wait til your father gets home."
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That was the worst. Because you had time to think about it.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 13, 2017 09:08 AM (vg8iE)

382 I just can't imagine a line of drive-less cars all following each other down the interstate, all 10 feet apart. Then it starts snowing hard, and then what will happen.

Posted by: Colin at July 13, 2017 09:08 AM (stgKq)

383 So Ontario is banning wines from Israel if they are made in the West Bank.

http://tinyurl.com/yauuqepo

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2017 09:08 AM (7HtZB)

384 376 They ate DC soul mates.

Uh,yeah you might call them that...

Posted by: steevy at July 13, 2017 09:09 AM (rmVvL)

385 'Mornin' all.

So, I caught a bit of the Communist News Network last night getting their collective undies in a wad because a Christian group posted a pic of their group laying hands on PDT and praying with him in the Oval Office.

A pic of TFG on his knees, skinny butt in the air, facing Mecca would have earned their drooling praise.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 13, 2017 09:09 AM (PY9jH)

386 383 So Ontario is banning wines from Israel if they are made in the West Bank.

http://tinyurl.com/yauuqepo
Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2017 09:08 AM (7HtZB)

But the blood of Palestinian children has just the right amount of tannins.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:09 AM (0mRoj)

387 I got paddled a lot. Some were justifiable, others were not. It instilled in me a great hatred for authority. Fucking assholes.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:02 AM (0mRoj)


I only ever got spanked once, and it was justified. Emotional / psychological punishment was more the rule in my family. Which explains why I'm a psychological wreck.

Posted by: Mary Poppins Practically Perfect Piercing at July 13, 2017 09:10 AM (X6fMO)

388 Interviews just plain suck. I am eternally grateful that my current job involved going back to work for a man I worked for at another company for many years. And he recruited me for his new venture, I didn't apply. During one of our phone conversations as he was recruiting me, he said he wanted me to meet his VP (she's local to me, he's not) but "it's not an interview. Obviously we don't need to interview you."

I was so happy. Even under those extremely favorable conditions I would have been nervous having to interview with his VP, who I did not know.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 09:10 AM (ul9CR)

389
Whenever I hear the phrase 'gaining bipartisan support' I know that McCain and Graham are the usual suspects. I don't even have to look.

Those two are joined at the hip on a regular basis and in-frequently someplace else.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 09:10 AM (EgwCt)

390 Worked with me especially combined with "Wait til your father gets home."

Posted by: Tuna at July 13, 2017 09:07 AM (9Y010)

Child abuse....mental torture.

Posted by: BignJames at July 13, 2017 09:10 AM (x9c8r)

391 got paddled a lot. Some were justifiable, others were not. It instilled in me a great hatred for authority. Fucking assholes.
Posted by: Insomniac




I'm 180 degrees opposite. I got my ass spanked almost daily. Deserved most every one. I have a supreme hatred for those who get away without punishment for the slightest thing.
Fuck it. You broke the fucking rules, now pay. I don't care what your excuse is.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 13, 2017 09:10 AM (YxyYj)

392 >.So Ontario is banning wines from Israel if they are made in the West Bank.

Just saw in a Faith Goldy vid that Toronto is now majority non-white, with a large bit of the non-white being foreign - sounds similar to London's current demographics? So, not that surprising. Sad.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 13, 2017 09:11 AM (NOIQH)

393 A little boy was hanging around a local construction site & he began to pick up the bad language the construction workers were using. When his father heard him curse he said "Boy, you're getting it now! Go get me a switch." The boy said "Fuck you, that's the electrician's job."

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2017 09:11 AM (7HtZB)

394 So, I caught a bit of the Communist News Network last night getting their collective undies in a wad because a Christian group posted a pic of their group laying hands on PDT and praying with him in the Oval Office.
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They (the MSM) cannot conceive of how much they are despised across the country.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 13, 2017 09:11 AM (vg8iE)

395 Just how many shopping channels is enough?

My grandmother used to use home shopping, but she's been dead twenty years or so.

I can't imagine who still buys from those networks other than the tech-inept elderly. Anyone else would pop over to Amazon.

I imagine Home Shopping will be phasing out as well, as their base dies off.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 09:11 AM (oVJmc)

396 I only ever got spanked once, and it was justified. Emotional / psychological punishment was more the rule in my family. Which explains why I'm a psychological wreck.
Posted by: Mary Poppins Practically Perfect Piercing at July 13, 2017 09:10 AM (X6fMO)

I had plenty of that too, so I know exactly where you're coming from. My childhood was pretty fucked up.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:12 AM (0mRoj)

397 I'll bet he never had his bare butt paddled by his mom in front of a bus load of his schoolmates.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 08:54 AM (wPiJc)

Heh! When my youngest by was in middle school, he was always in the principles office for something stupid, mostly fighting. I got summoned there one afternoon by the principle and I told him either he could administer corporal punishment or I would. I was told 'you can't do that on school property'. I promptly took the lad across the street to the truck, removed my belt and wore his ass out in front of the school, then checked him back in. Never had another problem that year.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2017 09:12 AM (i0ykY)

398 juan mclame must have been the only p.o.w. this country ever had. put that shit to bed juan.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 13, 2017 09:12 AM (KP5rU)

399 "That was the worst. Because you had time to think about it."

Oh yes. Yes it did,

Posted by: Tuna at July 13, 2017 09:12 AM (9Y010)

400 I'm 180 degrees opposite. I got my ass spanked almost daily. Deserved most every one. I have a supreme hatred for those who get away without punishment for the slightest thing.
Fuck it. You broke the fucking rules, now pay. I don't care what your excuse is.
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Yep.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 13, 2017 09:12 AM (vg8iE)

401 "Wait til your father gets home."
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That was the worst. Because you had time to think about it.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 13, 2017 09:08 AM
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I always liked, "You hit your brother again and I'm gonna rip that arm right off you and beat you with the bloody stump!" (Not my mom, Mrs. O'Reilly--mother of eight boys.)

Posted by: IrishEi at July 13, 2017 09:13 AM (HiDrR)

402 Posted by: IrishEi at July 13, 2017 09:07 AM (HiDrR)

I don't know how you feel about it now, but it is a pretty funny punishment. If i were a nun I don't think I'd want a girl attached to my habit all day. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 13, 2017 09:13 AM (iVOAv)

403
Had a teacher in jr. high that was fond of making you paddle yourself. If it sounded loud enough (after three licks) you were done, if not you had to keep going. I almost beat myself to death one morning..

Posted by: Kudzu King at July 13, 2017 09:14 AM (j/Mlu)

404 can't imagine who still buys from those networks other than the tech-inept elderly. Anyone else would pop over to Amazon.



I imagine Home Shopping will be phasing out as well, as their base dies off.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 09:11 AM (oVJmc)

Actually since I use an antenna now (and a Roku) a couple of the shopping channels are over the air, QVC and HSN. I'd guess they will be around long after cable dies.

Posted by: Colin at July 13, 2017 09:15 AM (stgKq)

405 That was the worst. Because you had time to think about it. Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 13, 2017 09:08 AM (vg8iE)
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LOL. When I was being questioned about insisting my kids walk home from school, one of my reasons was 'so they have time to get their stories straight'. The older teachers laughed; the younger teachers didn't get it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 13, 2017 09:15 AM (MIKMs)

406 403
Had a teacher in jr. high that was fond of making you paddle yourself. If it sounded loud enough (after three licks) you were done, if not you had to keep going. I almost beat myself to death one morning..
Posted by: Kudzu King at July 13, 2017 09:14 AM (j/Mlu)

There was a kid in my grade school who used to beat himself. Got kicked out of school for it.

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2017 09:15 AM (7HtZB)

407 Getting in trouble and have Dad deliver corrective action with that skinny belt from Sears was the worst. I'd take a Hot Wheels track over that any day.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2017 09:15 AM (i0ykY)

408 I almost beat myself to death one morning..

Posted by: Kudzu King at July 13, 2017 09:14 AM (j/Mlu)
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Can't stop laughing. Sorry

Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 09:15 AM (lwiT4)

409
juan mclame must have been the only p.o.w. this country ever had. put that shit to bed juan.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 13, 2017 09:12 AM (KP5rU)


I have a distant cousin who was one of the last POWs released by the N. Vietnamese. He suffered severe injuries, but came home and led a quiet, successful (businessman) and dignified life.


He has *no comment* about Juan McCain.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 13, 2017 09:15 AM (PY9jH)

410 Passing on the right would be a bad idea round here, not that there's much passing to be done - on I-20 between Shreveport and Dallas, it's like Days of Thunder just keeping with the flow - seems like the last couple of years it's always bumper-to-bumper at 80+ mph, all the way. (and that is NOT an exaggeration)

Until the wreck comes, which happens pretty damned often. A couple weeks ago, for the first time I saw a black SUV sitting ON ITS ROOF in the middle of I-20. After I had cut across the grass, like everyone else with a truck was doing, to get onto the access road.

Driving to Dallas feels more and more like a Michael Bay movie, each time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 13, 2017 09:16 AM (V2Yro)

411 Anyone else would pop over to Amazon.

Do you believe Amazon would always have the best prices/deals?

Posted by: Very Undude at July 13, 2017 09:17 AM (2X7pN)

412 Our teachers were really paddle-happy in grade school and middle school. By the time I entered high school in 1978, that kind of thing was starting to become an issue. I can't remember any of my HS teachers doing it.

My 5th grade teacher was the worst. At the end of every year, every kid who had got the paddle signed it. He made a new one each year and had all the past ones, covered with names, saved on a shelf behind his desk.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 09:17 AM (ul9CR)

413 Getting in trouble and have Dad deliver corrective action with that skinny belt from Sears was the worst. I'd take a Hot Wheels track over that any day.
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My mother was also fond of using the fly swatter, especially if she was on the telephone. I can still picture that phone cord stretched, her going to town with the fly swatter, never skipping a beat during the conversation.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 13, 2017 09:17 AM (vg8iE)

414 I think the Lego story isn't just about kids, but the fact that some parents don't want to deal with their own kids. But if their kids are hurt, they sue. And if their kids break something, they refuse to pay. Hence the Lego policy on unaccompanied minors.

On the flip side, God bless our local librarians for mothering a small group of kids every school vacation. The parents drop them off at the library in the morning, pick them up sometime in the evening, and the poor kids are stuck there. When the head librarian leaves for lunch, his subordinates can give them a snack, since their parents don't even pack them a lunch. Some of the worst offenders have the best houses.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 13, 2017 09:18 AM (G8B7r)

415 I never misbehaved at school. No paddling for me. My brothers on the other hand, were complete assholes. Once, my youngest brother was brought in to be paddled. It required another teacher as witness. So, his math teacher, my volleyball coach, went into another room to get another teacher, and he jumped out the window and ran home.

Posted by: no good deed at July 13, 2017 09:18 AM (hsb2w)

416 My mother was a rageaholic, mercurial and capricious. Whether you got beat or not, and how badly you got beaten, depended entirely on her mood and how pissed off she was. Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:07 AM (0mRoj)

Mine depended on who she was around and/or how she was getting along with the Old Man. Trip to her Mother's house ? Yeah - we're screwed. Another fight ? Yep - Hell will be caught sooner or later.

To hear them two wax poetic now about the good ol' days is a hoot. Either they're senile - or I have implanted memories. Or I'm fucking insane.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 13, 2017 09:18 AM (R/01c)

417
When his father heard him curse he said "Boy, you're getting it now! Go get me a switch."







Heh. Dad used to do that with me. It was infinitely more horrifying to be commanded to go fetch him the paddle so he could beat my ass (which I ALWAYS deserved, can't think of a time when I was whipped without cause).

My brother tried another tack. He HID the paddle, tried it a couple of times. Usually in the period between when he'd done something bad and before Pop found out about it.

Did it work? Of course not.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 13, 2017 09:18 AM (veoSD)

418 My personal experience with corporal punishment is that it's a means by which parents hurt their kids to vent their anger. Not all situations are like that, but that was mine, so I'm rather circumspect about it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:18 AM (0mRoj)

419 I almost beat myself to death one morning..
Posted by: Kudzu King at July 13, 2017 09:14 AM (j/Mlu)
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Can't stop laughing. Sorry
Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 09:15 AM
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LOL Me too.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 13, 2017 09:19 AM (HiDrR)

420 "I'll give you something to cry about!"

- Every Parent Ever

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 09:19 AM (ul9CR)

421 I never misbehaved at school. No paddling for me. My brothers on the other hand, were complete assholes. Once, my youngest brother was brought in to be paddled. It required another teacher as witness. So, his math teacher, my volleyball coach, went into another room to get another teacher, and he jumped out the window and ran home.
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I always knew better not to get in trouble at school because when I got home, I'd get it twice as worse.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 13, 2017 09:20 AM (vg8iE)

422 I almost beat myself to death one morning..


If Muldoon would have done that, his mother could have saved the bus ride.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 13, 2017 09:20 AM (oVJmc)

423 366
I thought having the radar with cruise control would be a good thing. But the bugs in it negate the value. It apparently thinks that other drivers are sane.
Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 13, 2017 09:04 AM (EgwCt)


I've always had a sixth sense for when somebody was about to do something stupid. I don't think AI is quite there yet.

Posted by: rickl at July 13, 2017 09:20 AM (xjiRE)

424 NOOD.

Posted by: Lord Chancellor johnd01, Cheif Covfefe at July 13, 2017 09:21 AM (ukNFU)

425 Mine depended on who she was around and/or how she was getting along with the Old Man. Trip to her Mother's house ? Yeah - we're screwed. Another fight ? Yep - Hell will be caught sooner or later.

To hear them two wax poetic now about the good ol' days is a hoot. Either they're senile - or I have implanted memories. Or I'm fucking insane.
Posted by: ScoggDog at July 13, 2017 09:18 AM (R/01c)

Parents do like themselves some revisionst history, I've discovered.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 13, 2017 09:21 AM (0mRoj)

426 My mother was also fond of using the fly swatter, especially if she was on the telephone. I can still picture that phone cord stretched, her going to town with the fly swatter, never skipping a beat during the conversation."

My mom used the fly swatted in the car. With 3 squabbling girls in the back seat she was trying to keep things under control because if my dad got mad enough he'd pull over to the side of the road and then the shit really hit the fan. I still laugh when I think about.

Posted by: Tuna at July 13, 2017 09:21 AM (9Y010)

427 420 "I'll give you something to cry about!"

- Every Parent Ever
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 13, 2017 09:19 AM (ul9CR)

Telling your dog "I'll give you something to bark at!" just isn't the same thing.

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2017 09:22 AM (7HtZB)

428 I once found a cassette tape laying in the street. Took it home for a listen. It was some little kid playing DJ... "Here's a hit called "breaking up is hard to do..." by ...Neil (long pause) Sedanka"

At one point though, Mom (presumably) comes in and says "If you don't turn that shit down right now I'm going to stick this umbrella up your ass and open it!"

When my mom was rustling loudly through the silverware/spatula drawer in the kitchen, we knew We Were In Trouble.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 13, 2017 09:22 AM (AV9yQ)

429 My mother was also fond of using the fly swatter, especially if she was on the telephone. I can still picture that phone cord stretched, her going to town with the fly swatter, never skipping a beat during the conversation.
Posted by: bicentennialguy



I snorted out loud. At work.
Been there. Feel your pain.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 13, 2017 09:22 AM (YxyYj)

430
Nood. Ginger.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 13, 2017 09:23 AM (pNxlR)

431 My mother was a believer in paddling. My father didn't much care for that, he rather was a great proponent of The Lecture.

During The Lecture, everything wrong you had ever done, or thought about doing, would be brought up and re-examined, along with the State of your Soul and your moral worthiness in general. Oh gawd, how much my brother and I would have preferred a good old fashioned beating to that!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 13, 2017 09:23 AM (V2Yro)

432 Posted by: grammie winger at July 13, 2017 08:21 AM (lwiT4)

Who the heck is Kenneth Avarell? Evangelicals aren't looking for a savior, we have one already, we just want someone who isn't completely lawless and of the two options, that's easy to tell which is which. Also, we believe in redemption and most of Trump's "baggage" was 20 years ago. Given the left's ever-more-frantic digging, that must have been pretty much the limit of his shenanigans or they would have found something by now.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 13, 2017 09:23 AM (rp9xB)

433 My father had been a raging, heavy-handed asshole when my brother and me were kids, so I'm not a big believer in corporal punishment.

I spanked my daughter once when she was a child, about five years old. She really left me no choice since I had warned her repeatedly about that particular behavior (whatever it was; I forget now). But she kept misbehaving--I guess to see if I'd actually go through with it. Now an adult, she still laughs about it.

Never had to spank my son--not because he was a little angel but because a stern look or harsh word would typically do the job.

All that said, workable parenting styles are different. What worked for me and mine might not work for another parent. As long as you give them enough love, I figure the kids will turn out all right.

Posted by: troyriser at July 13, 2017 09:23 AM (Fw5cQ)

434 Twelve years of parochial school, graduating in 1977, so I had my share of corporal punishment. I don't remember anyone getting hit that didn't deserve it. BTW, despite what others may say, it was a rare occurrence to be hit for bad behavior. The threat of telling your parents was usually enough to get a child to comply.

Posted by: Very Undude at July 13, 2017 09:25 AM (2X7pN)

435 I almost beat myself to death one morning..


If Muldoon would have done that, his mother could have saved the bus ride.


*****


Oh, I nearly beat myself to death. But not until I was 12 or 13.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 09:26 AM (wPiJc)

436 Oh, I nearly beat myself to death. But not until I was 12 or 13.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 13, 2017 09:26 AM (wPiJc)


*fist ...*

Hey - you know what - I think I'll just give you a knowing wave.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 13, 2017 09:28 AM (R/01c)

437 juan mclame must have been the only p.o.w. this country ever had. put that shit to bed juan.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 13, 2017 09:12 AM (KP5rU)


As has been pointed out before, Benedict Arnold served his country with honor, too.

McStain permanently burned his POW card with the Keating Five criminal enterprise. Fuck him, high and hard with a feces-dipped pongee stick.

Posted by: Mary Poppins Practically Perfect Piercing at July 13, 2017 09:40 AM (X6fMO)

438 When I was 8 during the summer back in the summer of 1968, we'd swim in the bayou, fish all day, live in the woods near my home playing guns (liberals of today would have kittens), football (no helmets or pads), basketball and baseball. We caught crawfish and our dads would boil them in a huge picnic with the corn and potatoes. We'd wave to the shrimp boats and the party boats headed to the Gulf and they'd blow their horns to us on the bank.

I never really watched a lot of TV and never had a reason to do so. I did chores, such as clipping the beautiful hedges that surrounded our parcel like a living fence and mowing the grass under our giant live oak tree with an old push mower. I started mowing the grass when I was 8 and I got an allowance

My parents had a big, screened in porch that overlooked the bayou and we'd have sleepouts on it. We'd sneak outside and look at the massive amount stars overhead.

We'd walk alone to the gas station on the corner and spend some of our allowances on classic candy and Barq's or Cokes in a glass bottle. The summers on the Gulf Coast were hot as hell, but it wasn't because of "global warming/climate change/whatever they'll call it tomorrow." It's the South. It's hot in the summer. Either you deal with it or you don't.

We'd flirt with the neighborhood girls and steal kisses and have little relationships. That's how I met my wife for the first time and we started dating in high school.

The only rules were you had to come inside for lunch and supper and playtime ended when the sun went down.

If someone got hurt, we got an adult. It was no big deal. One time, a friend of mine broke his arm and his Dad took him to the hospital, which was 24 miles away in the city. There was no nanny state going after him for "abuse." His attitude, like all of our parents, were "boys will be boys."

Vietnam was raging, but it was so distant. It wasn't until a boy from up the street died that it became a real thing for me. There were very few black kids in our town, so civil rights was also a distant thing for me.

I sold that house after my parents passed on and I do tear up when I think of it. My Dad never spoke of his time in Korea and not that I blamed him. All I knew was he had a Bronze Star that I happened on one day. I showed it to him and he gently said to put that away and never speak of it ever again. When I read the award after his death, I never realized that my Dad had the courage of a lion.

Now kids can't be kids. They have live in hermetically sealed bubbles. We wonder why there is a childhood obesity epidemic (everything to the nanny staters is an "epidemic") when we won't let kids have their independence and play as kids were meant to do. We don't let "boys be boys." We have to drug them with Ritalin so they won't leave their seats and be active. I was busy as a child, but my teachers accepted that as part of "boys being boys." You want to know why we have man buns and skinny, feminized hipsters and there's your answer right there.

We don't let them learn at their pace and by methods guaranteed to help them. And we wonder why more women are attending college, not that is a good thing since they come out propagandized by the feminist movement into hating men and delaying childbirth or not even having kids.

Our elites denigrate flyover country and blue collar workers, at least until they need a plumber to unclog their pipes or a roofer to plug holes in their leaking roof.

I'm sorry about rambling here, but there's so much in this society that makes me so depressed for the world I hand over to my children and now my grandchild. We need to continue to belittle this bunk from these perennial, freedom-hating busybodies and give our children a chance to have the rich childhoods that ultimately prepare them to be the great future citizens our nation needs them to be.

Posted by: grizzledcoastie at July 13, 2017 09:42 AM (FMgad)

439 "I'll give you something to cry about!"

Until you've heard a bitter, rageaholic, feculent, druken, senile old carpet muncher struggling with the buckle on a strapon scream those words, you don't know what true horror is.

Posted by: Huma Abedin at July 13, 2017 09:43 AM (X6fMO)

440 "The statute of limitations on you doing one good thing decades ago has expired"

McCain has never done a good thing in public. Name one thing. Also don't name legislation cause that would be doing a good thing with other people's money.

He survived torture. Most likely things would have been better if he had followed the paths John Kerry or George W Bush took. Better for everyone in the world.

Posted by: Mudd at July 13, 2017 09:45 AM (cfHE9)

441 154 "You might be onto something, the ever-popular Rat On a Stick."

Subic Bay, enjoying the culinary offerings along the streets of Olongapo late at night.

Good times...good times.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 13, 2017 07:59 AM (J+eG2)
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Followed with a cold bottle of San Miguel Lite.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at July 13, 2017 09:46 AM (lwKRt)

442 Saw Richie Havens perform that (and a lot of other songs) live on the Boston Common in 1974.

Posted by: RonF at July 13, 2017 09:49 AM (l8nW6)

443 Posted by: grizzledcoastie at July 13, 2017 09:42 AM (FMgad)

Beautifully written piece. You should consider expanding to book-length format. I'd read it.

Posted by: troyriser at July 13, 2017 09:51 AM (Fw5cQ)

444 443 Posted by: grizzledcoastie at July 13, 2017 09:42 AM (FMgad)
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Truth!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at July 13, 2017 09:55 AM (lwKRt)

445 Several folks touched on this above: demographic changes seem to be cause of the helicopter parent. Previous generations were playing the odds. If you have 4 or more kids, one can lose his arm in a wheat-threshing accident and another can have an involuntary dalliance with a clergyman and you'll still have some grow up safe and sound. If you are only having 1.3 (or whatever thd current average is for upper middle class and affluent families), protecting the bloodline becomes an issue. Add in the comforts of wealth, and you have the current situation: 25-year-olds less hardy and emotionally mature than 15-year-olds of prior generations.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 13, 2017 10:43 AM (6/vjq)

446 Friend of mine was a sailor on the Forrestal with McCain and blames him at least in part for the fire and the deaths of over a hundred sailors.

Posted by: Cosda at July 13, 2017 11:42 AM (zwG4s)

447 Posted by: grizzledcoastie at July 13, 2017 09:42 AM (FMgad)
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hat tip, buddy.

Posted by: torabora at July 13, 2017 11:49 AM (6dFYM)

448 Re: punishments.
I specially like " stop your crying, or I'll give you something to cry about."

Got the spoon treatment from my mom. Funny thing, I don't remember one infraction, just the punishments.

The worst one was a "wait until you father gets home." I have no remembrance of what I did...but Dad had me kneel on the hardwood floor of my bedroom, facing the wall until supper. He would come in to check that I wasn't sitting on my heels.

I really would love to know all those things I did wrong, really, no clue.

Posted by: Flyover pilgrim at July 13, 2017 12:37 PM (ZHm8z)

449 Saw Havens live in '71. He was a combination of self-righteous prima donna and asshole. And that was with his teeth in.

Posted by: Strelnikov at July 13, 2017 02:20 PM (XIqPD)

450 My dad was born in 1937 and was milking cows by six and plowing with big draft horses and mules by eight. I can't picture my nephew doing any of that. Probably not even in his 20s. LOL

Posted by: Kerry at July 14, 2017 02:03 PM (ZVrb/)

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