Mid-Morning Open Thread

Snyders cats.jpg

Still Life With Fighting Cats
Frans Snyders

[Hat tip: OregonMuse]

Posted by: CBD at 09:25 AM




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1 Kittehs!

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at February 21, 2018 09:21 AM (TUkHv)

2 I love it.

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at February 21, 2018 09:22 AM (Nu6Gg)

3 *Battle* kittehs!

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 21, 2018 09:22 AM (2kiKp)

4 Yay, me!

Posted by: RI Red - SS,DD at February 21, 2018 09:22 AM (/a4WL)

5 I got something bronze for you, Lindsay.

Posted by: Tiger would at February 21, 2018 09:23 AM (7n4KQ)

6 Call me a pussy again! CALL ME A PUSSY AGAIN!!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2018 09:23 AM (NWiLs)

7 That's everyday at my house

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 09:23 AM (SjImc)

8 woof ... how did he get the dogs to pose like that?

Posted by: illiniwek at February 21, 2018 09:23 AM (bT8Z4)

9 The sniper's going to have a tough shot.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 21, 2018 09:24 AM (PxTjI)

10 Upside down cat doesn't seem to be having a good day.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 21, 2018 09:24 AM (p6e8W)

11 He needs an AR-15.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 21, 2018 09:24 AM (p6e8W)

12 ♫♪♫

Feeeelines.

Whoa, whoa, whoa Feeelines...

Posted by: Muldoon at February 21, 2018 09:24 AM (wPiJc)

13 needs more doge

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 21, 2018 09:24 AM (BtQd4)

14 Your daily reminder that cats are assholes.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 21, 2018 09:24 AM (Boy/L)

15 Catastrophy

Posted by: Muldoon at February 21, 2018 09:24 AM (wPiJc)

16 7 That's everyday at my house
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 09:23 AM (SjImc)

I just had my house sprayed for cats.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2018 09:24 AM (NWiLs)

17 Upside down cat doesn't seem to be having a good day.

Posted by: Hawkpilot


There are some pretty clear tactical deficiencies to his position. Kitteh on the right is likely waiting to pounce to finish off the survivor.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, CAPRICAN STEEL! at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (AM1GF)

18

Hour Of Power.

Posted by: Soothie -- Black Diamond Crew at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (zyiet)

19 Has any NFL player, NBA player, actor, or (D) politician ever invested as much into communities as Billy Graham did?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (ks6bw)

20 "Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.
---------
Willowed from last thread
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R.I.P. Billy

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (y3aQB)

21 This is the aftermath of the 'Cats Playing Poker' painting.

They aren't as relaxed about it as the dogs are.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (oVJmc)

22 You've heard, no doubt, that all dogs go to heaven?

All cats go to hell.

Posted by: JAS at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (sCN2W)

23 What's the rumpus?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (QQ+il)

24 JJ, if you're around, nice job on format change below. Now I don't have to look at drudge.
BTW, Vic, if you're here, too, always meant to thank you for your morning news bits.

Posted by: RI Red at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (/a4WL)

25 Cat Scratch Fever.

Posted by: Eromero at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (zLDYs)

26 Catfight!


(brb, bunk)

Posted by: davidt at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (djCea)

27 10 Upside down cat doesn't seem to be having a good day.
Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 21, 2018 09:24 AM (p6e8W)

He'll be catatonic after it's over.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (NWiLs)

28 Looks like my cats when wife brought in new one.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 21, 2018 09:27 AM (mpXpK)

29 Frans famous for his Still Life series
Still life with fighting hookers
Still life with fighting baby daddies
Still life with fighting trannies

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 21, 2018 09:27 AM (BtQd4)

30 All cats go to come from hell.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 21, 2018 09:27 AM (fuK7c)

31 I see Oregon Muse is hitting the Oxycontin pretty heavy these days.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 21, 2018 09:27 AM (lwiT4)

32 The kitteh in back seems all too pleased with the proceedings.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at February 21, 2018 09:28 AM (TUkHv)

33 24 You're welcome

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 21, 2018 09:28 AM (mpXpK)

34 21 This is the aftermath of the 'Cats Playing Poker' painting.

Upside down cat was caught with the ace of spades in his collar. Don Watchingcat is seeing that he gets what's coming to him.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 21, 2018 09:28 AM (p6e8W)

35 When CBD old me he was going to post a painting with a room full of pussy this is not what I expected.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 09:28 AM (I3+56)

36 I don't think I've ever seen a cat go for the throat like that in a fight. I have always seen them clawing.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 21, 2018 09:28 AM (QQ+il)

37 Basement Cat looks on and purrs with delight.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 21, 2018 09:28 AM (Hk/NM)

38
Alright. Come clean. What have you reprobates done with Fen?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 21, 2018 09:28 AM (mPeei)

39
How To Medicate a Cat - a limerick

When you're giving a cat his eye ointment
Be prepared for a great disappointment
Since your arms he will shred
You had best plan ahead
With a pre-scheduled doctor's appointment!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 21, 2018 09:28 AM (wPiJc)

40 "Looks like my cats when wife brought in new one."

Looks like my wives when the cat brought in a new one.

Posted by: Ragnar Lothbrook at February 21, 2018 09:29 AM (V2Yro)

41

Anyone hearing Uptown Girl by Billy Joel in their ears right now?

Posted by: Soothie -- Black Diamond Crew at February 21, 2018 09:29 AM (zyiet)

42 One of them cats is going to get laid.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 21, 2018 09:29 AM (xInes)

43 Cats are evil.

Posted by: dantesed at February 21, 2018 09:29 AM (88xKn)

44 An action still life. That's a new one.

Posted by: josephistan at February 21, 2018 09:29 AM (7HtZB)

45 Classy, yet catty! I like it. Kitty on the left will no doubt land on his feet. And there's a reason why medieval Europeans mistook the sound of cats fighting (and screwing) as the Devil.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 21, 2018 09:29 AM (RD7QR)

46 The cat upper right looks like the, "Lets you and him fight," guy.

Posted by: davidt at February 21, 2018 09:29 AM (djCea)

47 Coming soon: "Self-Portrait With Multiple Lacerations"

Posted by: Brother Cavil, CAPRICAN STEEL! at February 21, 2018 09:29 AM (AM1GF)

48 Cat fight!

Posted by: Under Fire at February 21, 2018 09:30 AM (r9UYA)

49 If those are English roses, I'm not sure they come in that color. Peonies might, although I have my doubts.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 21, 2018 09:30 AM (lwiT4)

50 DAMMIT! CAT! GET OFF THAT TABLE!!!

never works.

Posted by: BignJames at February 21, 2018 09:30 AM (0+nbW)

51 "I don't think I've ever seen a cat go for the throat like that in a fight. I have always seen them clawing."

The really bad ones - the really mean ones - will go for the throat, usually a big male. Also, the ones that go for the throat don't yowl or make any noise. I think somehow a few cats get born with tiger brains, stear clear of them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 21, 2018 09:31 AM (V2Yro)

52 Don Watchingcat will let Vinnie Bagadoughnuts know when he's had enough.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 21, 2018 09:31 AM (p6e8W)

53 I had to look closely at the neck biter to see if that was a cat or dog . I think its a cat with a dog body.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 09:31 AM (I3+56)

54 If those are English roses, I'm not sure they come in that color.

Title of the painting is in Krautish, so maybe they're sour krauts.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 21, 2018 09:32 AM (fuK7c)

55 Cats are lucky to be alive. Frans seems to like dead things.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 21, 2018 09:32 AM (BtQd4)

56 29 Frans famous for his Still Life series
Still life with fighting hookers
Still life with fighting baby daddies
Still life with fighting trannies
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 21, 2018 09:27 AM (BtQd4)

Still Life with Hipster Slapfight was one of his more controversial pieces.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 21, 2018 09:33 AM (RD7QR)

57 Of course the kitty on the left is waiting on the winner.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 21, 2018 09:33 AM (suO/a)

58 They clearly didn't bring their no-compete claws.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 21, 2018 09:33 AM (wPiJc)

59 An action still life. That's a new one.
=====

And a good one. I should like it because I do like domestic scenes, but for some reason artists tended to show bugeyes in animals to express just about everything. Don't like it much because the cats really look more like dogs.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 21, 2018 09:33 AM (MIKMs)

60 Still Life with Shelving just sold at Sotheby's for $5 million.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 21, 2018 09:34 AM (nV+c8)

61 The first rule of Catfight Club...

Posted by: Tyler at February 21, 2018 09:34 AM (djCea)

62 Still Life with Hipster Slapfight was one of his more controversial pieces.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 21, 2018 09:33 AM (RD7QR)

No actual slapping as they were busy adjusting man buns and sipping lattes.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 21, 2018 09:34 AM (BtQd4)

63 "45 Classy, yet catty! I like it. Kitty on the left will no doubt land on his feet. And there's a reason why medieval Europeans mistook the sound of cats fighting (and screwing) as the Devil."

for a while we had two cats that would sneak into a spare room full of boxes and spare furniture and then stage big fights at about 2 am. ye gods.

we realized that our house could be under assault by the gangs in "The Warriors" and we would say to each other "oh its just the cats, go back to sleep".

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 21, 2018 09:34 AM (V2Yro)

64 I think its a cat with a dog body.


*******

Alternative title: I Am A Chimera

Posted by: Muldoon at February 21, 2018 09:34 AM (wPiJc)

65 Scene at Schrodingers house. Question answered!


The cats are alive!!!!

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 09:35 AM (I3+56)

66 Still Life with Hipster Slapfight was one of his more controversial pieces.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 21, 2018 09:33 AM (RD7QR)

Best Bday card my daughter got me was I love you so much I would push a hipster in a wood chipper for you!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 21, 2018 09:35 AM (BtQd4)

67 How did the artist get them to hold that pose?

Posted by: davidt at February 21, 2018 09:36 AM (djCea)

68 Roses come in that color, I've seen plenty at a local rose garden. Never liked them, they always look like they're only good for the big flower horseshoe at a gangster's funeral.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 21, 2018 09:36 AM (V2Yro)

69

My favorite Top Cat cat was Choo Choo..

Posted by: Soothie -- Black Diamond Crew at February 21, 2018 09:36 AM (zyiet)

70 66 Still Life with Hipster Slapfight was one of his more controversial pieces.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 21, 2018 09:33 AM (RD7QR)

Best Bday card my daughter got me was I love you so much I would push a hipster in a wood chipper for you!
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 21, 2018 09:35 AM (BtQd4)

Congratulations, you raised an 'ette!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 21, 2018 09:36 AM (RD7QR)

71 Still Life with Shelving just sold at Sotheby's for $5 million.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 21, 2018 09:34 AM (nV+c


I still prefer Ikea Drill in Repose

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 21, 2018 09:37 AM (+F0Wk)

72 How did the artist get them to hold that pose?


******

There are ways.

Posted by: James Audubon at February 21, 2018 09:37 AM (wPiJc)

73 46 The cat upper right looks like the, "Lets you and him fight," guy.
Posted by: davidt at February 21, 2018 09:29 AM (djCea)

That's the female.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2018 09:37 AM (NWiLs)

74 The cats have a slightly cartoonish look but the rest of the still life is excellent. Check out his other paintings, especially the still life, on Wiki. The guy had a thing for dead or dying animals. Some of it is a little disturbing if only because it might have been a popular motif in 1500s Holland. However, his ability to portray the animals' fur and feathers is remarkable. The detail and true to life colors must have taken a long time to accomplish.

Posted by: JTB at February 21, 2018 09:37 AM (V+03K)

75 I see the upside down brown cat as McYertle and the black cat ripping his throat out as Schemer.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 21, 2018 09:38 AM (r9UYA)

76 67 How did the artist get them to hold that pose?
Posted by: davidt at February 21, 2018 09:36 AM (djCea)

Artist was an alien time traveler with a stasis ray. Held the poor kitties in that pose for a week while he sketched! Boy were THEY pissed off when he released them!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 21, 2018 09:38 AM (RD7QR)

77 *throws brick*

Posted by: Ignatz at February 21, 2018 09:38 AM (NWiLs)

78 I'd bet there's a story behind that painting.

Posted by: geoffb at February 21, 2018 09:39 AM (zOpu5)

79 Looks like my two cats when they play-fight.

Actually no, as my two don't shed each other's blood (fur is another story), and these two look like the battle will be to the death.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 21, 2018 09:39 AM (ROcGq)

80 Someone should add the cartoon Jerry at the bottom left to make he painting complete.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 09:39 AM (I3+56)

81 Cat Lives Matter!

They are protesting canine brutality by mauling each other.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at February 21, 2018 09:39 AM (TUkHv)

82 /sock

Posted by: Muldoon at February 21, 2018 09:39 AM (wPiJc)

83
I still prefer Ikea Drill in Repose
Posted by: No One of Consequence
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I prefer 'Nude Shelving, Descending a Bookcase'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2018 09:40 AM (w1zJX)

84 41

Anyone hearing Uptown Girl by Billy Joel in their ears right now?
Posted by: Soothie -- Black Diamond Crew at February 21, 2018

*
*
More like "Rumble in Brighton Tonight" by . . . well, you know.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 21, 2018 09:41 AM (ROcGq)

85 83
I still prefer Ikea Drill in Repose
Posted by: No One of Consequence
------------

I prefer 'Nude Shelving, Descending a Bookcase'
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2018 09:40 AM (w1zJX)

It's a good thing that's a cubist work or else it would be disgusting.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 21, 2018 09:41 AM (RD7QR)

86 Max cat will sometimes grab Mia cat by the side of the neck and make a wierd yowl that means, " I have a cat woodie and need to do something with it." Her response is a swift smack to his head that says, "I'm your sister, asshole."
He retreats and licks his nethers.

Posted by: RI Red at February 21, 2018 09:42 AM (/a4WL)

87 I'll just call it: The View Discusses The 2nd Amendment with Dana Loesch.

Booyah!

Posted by: Temba, his nostrils held wide at February 21, 2018 09:42 AM (UDqQR)

88 56 29 Frans famous for his Still Life series
Still life with fighting hookers
. . .
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 21, 2018 09:27 AM (BtQd4)

*
*
I know exactly which pornstars I'd cast in that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 21, 2018 09:43 AM (ROcGq)

89 Drudge link:

"Olympics Filled with Athletes Who Aren't That Good..."


They've gone political enough this year that a headline like that is schadenfreude.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 21, 2018 09:43 AM (oVJmc)

90 The story behind this painting involves PAINZZZ.

Posted by: fly gal at February 21, 2018 09:43 AM (9OLTK)

91 "Looks like my two cats when they play-fight."

For a while I had two cats that made every day a 3 stooges film playing through my house. (if you count me as the 3rd, I guess) one was solid black, one was solid gray. Typical move, the black one would be calmly walking across the living room, and suddenly the grey one would shoot out of his hiding spot to the side and hit the black one on a dead run, just bowl him over. And then the real hilarity would start, it was like watching this screaming yowling grey and black yin&yang ball caroming around the living room. the best I could do would be to try and stay out of its way.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 21, 2018 09:43 AM (V2Yro)

92 There once were two cats of Kilkenny, Each thought there was one cat too many; So they fought and they fit, And they scratched And they bit, Till excepting their nails And the tips of their tails Instead of two cats There weren't any.

Posted by: Jim H at February 21, 2018 09:44 AM (Hb/ve)

93
Anyone hearing Uptown Girl by Billy Joel in their ears right now?

Posted by: Soothie -- Black Diamond Crew at February 21, 2018

----------

I am now, dick.

*Thinks of worse ear worm to throw at Soothie*

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2018 09:44 AM (gC2IV)

94 The US team is falling apart at the Winter Olympics and on pace to have its worst medal performance in 2 decades

Maybe you should focus on the sport and not politic and Social Justice Whoring

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 21, 2018 09:44 AM (BtQd4)

95 wow. i've never seen this or anything like this from dutch still life painters. snyders is known for his large still lives featuring dead game (nature morte, indeed) among the bounty of the land.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 21, 2018 09:45 AM (Pg+x7)

96 Those cats all have brown eyes. I have never seen a cat with brown eyes. Must be related.

Posted by: huerfano at February 21, 2018 09:45 AM (EtMVh)

97 Lavender roses and bad kittehs

Posted by: CN at February 21, 2018 09:46 AM (5gaNQ)

98 *Thinks of worse ear worm to throw at Soothie*


Oh, give him The Night Chicago Died, but figure out how to keep it away from the rest of us.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 21, 2018 09:47 AM (fuK7c)

99 94: indeed

i think the u.s. and president trump deserve an apology.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 21, 2018 09:47 AM (Pg+x7)

100 Drudge link:

"Olympics Filled with Athletes Who Aren't That Good..."


They've gone political enough this year that a headline like that is schadenfreude.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 21, 2018 09:43 AM (oVJmc)



Did you read the article?

Because the article is a PJ Media puff piece about lovable losers.

Posted by: alexthechick - Breathe deeply. Namaste. Prayer-hands. Warrior Pose. at February 21, 2018 09:47 AM (mf5HN)

101 The US team is falling apart at the Winter Olympics and on pace to have its worst medal performance in 2 decades

The Trump Curse

Posted by: Grump928(C) gasps at February 21, 2018 09:47 AM (QQ+il)

102 This reminds me of the Ahn Woon scene in Star Trek, only instead of Kirk and Spock fighting, it's these two cats. Imagine the music playing, and the cat on the upper right saying, "Dis combat is to de death."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 21, 2018 09:47 AM (ROcGq)

103 89
Drudge link:



"Olympics Filled with Athletes Who Aren't That Good..."





They've gone political enough this year that a headline like that is schadenfreude.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 21, 2018 09:43 AM (oVJmc)

One of the most infuriating things I heard was the US Olympic Ski team was bowing out of an event because they had zero chance to medal. Guess they heard that there are no participation trophies in the Olympics.
The US Olympic Committee should hang their heads in shame for sending athletes like this. There are so many other hard working athletes out there who would give their eye teeth for a chance to compete and the ski team shits all over them.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 21, 2018 09:47 AM (jxbfJ)

104 Oh, give him The Night Chicago Died, but figure out how to keep it away from the rest of us.

The Pina Colada song. You're welcome.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 21, 2018 09:48 AM (CClpm)

105 You don't have to be lonely

At farmers only dot com

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2018 09:49 AM (gC2IV)

106 The Pina Colada song. You're welcome.

Bad to the Bone.

Posted by: Grump928(C) proffers the antidote at February 21, 2018 09:49 AM (QQ+il)

107 Olympic team selection process needs evaluating. I believe I heard last night that one of our female figure skaters had no international competition experience. And she crashed last night.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 21, 2018 09:49 AM (VzOQD)

108 I am now, dick.

*Thinks of worse ear worm to throw at Soothie*
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2018 09:44 AM (gC2IV)

Be Happy, Dont Worry

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 09:49 AM (I3+56)

109 vonn, the gay skater and the rest should go to the white house and apologize. sincerely.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 21, 2018 09:50 AM (Pg+x7)

110 I own a couple of unsigned d'Hondecoeters, an acolyte of Snyders. He mostly painted birds and ducks, sometimes in the same fighting fashion. When he died broke, his prized possession was a small cache of Snyders paintings. Would love to have those now. Oh yeah, d'Hondecoeter painted peacocks too and I hate fucking peacocks

Posted by: REDACTED. at February 21, 2018 09:50 AM (VWsDy)

111 *Thinks of worse ear worm to throw at Soothie*


Oh, give him The Night Chicago Died, but figure out how to keep it away from the rest of us.
Posted by: Bandersnatch



Manamana! Doo do dee doo do doo do do doo manamana!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2018 09:50 AM (0PD0H)

112 The Billy Graham quote is beautiful. It brought tears to me eyes.

Posted by: LASue at February 21, 2018 09:50 AM (hZ+us)

113 Oh yeah, d'Hondecoeter painted peacocks too and I hate fucking peacocks
Posted by: REDACTED. at February 21, 2018 09:50 AM (VWsDy)

So stop fucking them.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at February 21, 2018 09:51 AM (RD7QR)

114 Hoft seems to be butthurt because his speech was cancelled at CPAC.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 21, 2018 09:51 AM (r9UYA)

115 I am now, dick.

*Thinks of worse ear worm to throw at Soothie*
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2018 09:44 AM (gC2IV)

Be Happy, Dont Worry
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth


It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small small world

Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2018 09:51 AM (0PD0H)

116 101 The US team is falling apart at the Winter Olympics and on pace to have its worst medal performance in 2 decades

A preview of coming events if we ever get into a real shooting war

Posted by: REDACTED. at February 21, 2018 09:51 AM (VWsDy)

117 I hate fucking peacocks

Pretty sure that's illegal, man.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 21, 2018 09:52 AM (CClpm)

118 The US team is falling apart at the Winter Olympics and on pace to have its worst medal performance in 2 decades "

Heh.

Oh, and morning, y'all, from a very wet SE Texas...

More coffeve. Stat.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 09:52 AM (7LY+6)

119 Upton girl
She's living in a downtown world


Uptown girl

Posted by: Soothie -- Black Diamond Crew at February 21, 2018 09:52 AM (zyiet)

120 Upside down cat doesn't seem to be having a good day.

The bottom is the place of choice for cats.

They can disembowel their opponent with their back claws.

Posted by: JT at February 21, 2018 09:52 AM (YDowk)

121 They all have catnip eyes. The Devils weed.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 21, 2018 09:53 AM (r9UYA)

122 This reminds me of the Ahn Woon scene in Star Trek

Now there's an ear-worm: the fight scene music from TOS.

Na na na na NA na na na na
Na na na na na na na NA na

You're welcome.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 21, 2018 09:53 AM (7oUUT)

123 My black tom will fight with anything in the yard. I woke up yesterday to serious yowling in the back yard, and found him squared off against the siamese from down the street.
I went out and the Siamese took off, and my black tom looked at me all bottle-brushed up and with a lick of white fur on his lip.

I am probably bad because my first thought was "another $300 vet bill for an abscess"

Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2018 09:53 AM (2K6fY)

124 Be Happy, Dont Worry
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth

Stop. Reverse that.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 09:53 AM (I3+56)

125

1 800 Cars for kids

Posted by: Soothie -- Black Diamond Crew at February 21, 2018 09:54 AM (zyiet)

126 ... and they should know, in case they're scared, that trump is actually a pretty forgiving guy. as long as their apology is sincere, of course.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 21, 2018 09:54 AM (Pg+x7)

127
Drudge link: "Olympics Filled with Athletes Who Aren't That Good..."

Heard a report yesterday that the #2 winner in men's figure skating was passed over for a slot on the team so they could give it to the #4 person AKA Adam Rippon in the name of "Diversity"
This shit is going to get us all killed.

Posted by: Put that kid back where it came from or So Help Me at February 21, 2018 09:55 AM (HPNqc)

128 Nothing draws cats like a catfight by the way. If the danged cats were elementary school students they'd be shouting "fight! fight!"

Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2018 09:55 AM (2K6fY)

129 117 I hate fucking peacocks

Pretty sure that's illegal, man.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 21, 2018 09:52 AM (CClpm)

Bird law in this country is not governed by reason.

Posted by: Charlie Kelly, Esq. at February 21, 2018 09:56 AM (7HtZB)

130 Your daily reminder that cats are indeed Demons from Hell.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 09:56 AM (CMbMd)

131 when the mice are away the cats will play

Posted by: illiniwek at February 21, 2018 09:56 AM (bT8Z4)

132 117 I hate fucking peacocks

Pretty sure that's illegal, man.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 21, 2018 09:52 AM (CClpm)

Perfectly acceptable in the 17th century. Supposed to be bad luck though

Posted by: REDACTED. at February 21, 2018 09:56 AM (VWsDy)

133 Vonn is a typical Lefty. She played the victim after she was pummeled on Twitter after failing to medal in her best event. She forgot she started it .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 09:56 AM (I3+56)

134 Heard a report yesterday that the #2 winner in men's figure skating was passed over for a slot on the team"

Indeed. As the "team" falls apart, we'll likely hear more and more about how it was constituted (usually a fairly opaque process).

I just point and laugh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 09:57 AM (7LY+6)

135 128 Nothing draws cats like a catfight by the way. If the danged cats were elementary school students they'd be shouting "fight! fight!"
Posted by: Kindltot at February 21, 2018
*
*
I suspect Korean restaurants have catfight sounds recorded. "Hey, Myeong-Su! Put up the 'special' sign!
We got enough for dinner tonight!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 21, 2018 09:57 AM (ROcGq)

136 I am sitting
In the morning
In the diner
On the corner...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Earworm Wrangler at February 21, 2018 09:58 AM (AM1GF)

137
Can a still life truly be said to be still if it contains fighting cats?

I think not!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 21, 2018 09:58 AM (pNxlR)

138 Heard a report yesterday that the #2 winner in men's figure skating was passed over for a slot on the team so they could give it to the #4 person AKA Adam Rippon in the name of "Diversity"

Well yeah. I mean, a gay figure skater -- when has that ever happened before?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 21, 2018 09:58 AM (7oUUT)

139 134 Heard a report yesterday that the #2 winner in men's figure skating was passed over for a slot on the team"

Indeed. As the "team" falls apart, we'll likely hear more and more about how it was constituted (usually a fairly opaque process).

I just point and laugh.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 09:57 AM (7LY+6)

Somebody didn't want to be part of the "snort cocaine and eat feces" parties, apparently.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 09:59 AM (CMbMd)

140 138 Heard a report yesterday that the #2 winner in men's figure skating was passed over for a slot on the team so they could give it to the #4 person AKA Adam Rippon in the name of "Diversity"

Sounds like the DOD is now choosing our Olympic team

Posted by: REDACTED. at February 21, 2018 09:59 AM (VWsDy)

141 125

1 800 Cars for kids
Posted by: Soothie -- Black Diamond Crew at February 21, 2018 09:54 AM (zyiet)

Kids can't drive.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2018 09:59 AM (NWiLs)

142 Please don't fuck the peacocks.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 21, 2018 09:59 AM (XPyKp)

143 Somebody didn't want to be part of the "snort cocaine and eat feces" parties, apparently."

Well of course not. They were good athletes, just not "team players".

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 10:00 AM (7LY+6)

144 49: grammie, check your e-mail

thanks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 21, 2018 10:00 AM (KP5rU)

145 Kids can't drive."

I can't drive 55....

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 10:00 AM (7LY+6)

146 grammie, I missed the art thread yesterday, dammit. Another Larrson, which are always enjoyable. It is a wonderful watercolor. I checked out the one you mentioned with the girls walking along. It's cute.

The model for the painting looks remarkably like several of my aunts in their later years, both the faces and general build. Shows the persistence of Scandi genes. That side of the family derives from the Vikings who settled Normandy France. Must have been a numerous but insular group because a thousand years later in Quebec Province the traits remained.

Not important, just a personal point of interest about the painting you might find amusing.

Posted by: JTB at February 21, 2018 10:00 AM (V+03K)

147 I just point and laugh.
Posted by: Anon a mouse


Hard.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2018 10:00 AM (0PD0H)

148 Cats? Oh jeez I'm already sniffling and itchy.

Of course I've got a cold and I'm rummaging around in old books and crap, but still

Posted by: Bigby's Pointy Finger at February 21, 2018 10:01 AM (w/mxD)

149 143 Somebody didn't want to be part of the "snort cocaine and eat feces" parties, apparently."

Well of course not. They were good athletes, just not "team players".

Snort.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 10:00 AM (7LY+6)

If you won't lick shit off an old bald man's dick, you don't REALLY want it.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 10:01 AM (CMbMd)

150 The Russian mice are to blame for sowing discord amongst the cats.

Posted by: Roy at February 21, 2018 10:01 AM (7n4KQ)

151
The US team is falling apart at the Winter Olympics and on pace to have its worst medal performance in 2 decades


Scratch the "send a boxload of self-indulgent bitches" strategy!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 21, 2018 10:01 AM (pNxlR)

152 >>Now there's an ear-worm: the fight scene music from TOS.

The urge to repeat this tune in one's head while picturing Kirk and Spock fighting for matrimony with T'Pring with oversized fish-forks and barbells is not logical.

Posted by: Zod at February 21, 2018 10:01 AM (Bdeb0)

153
1 800 Cars for kids
Posted by: Soothie -- Black Diamond Crew at February 21, 2018 09:54 AM (zyiet)

Kids can't drive.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2018 09:59 AM (NWiLs)


In Florida, kids can buy hand grenades before they can drive.

Posted by: This... Is CNN at February 21, 2018 10:02 AM (7oUUT)

154 Apparently Ace was right about Russian influence on the popularity of tax cuts. Stay sharp.

https://gab.ai/RickTempest/posts/20229548

Posted by: Rick Tempest at February 21, 2018 10:02 AM (JkygK)

155 They're so funny when they try to be savage. That's what I like best about cats, the humor.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 21, 2018 10:02 AM (/qEW2)

156 >>Now there's an ear-worm: the fight scene music from TOS.

I've always wanted that for a ringtone.

Posted by: davidt at February 21, 2018 10:03 AM (djCea)

157 One of the most infuriating things I heard was the US Olympic Ski team was bowing out of an event because they had zero chance to medal. Guess they heard that there are no participation trophies in the Olympics.
The US Olympic Committee should hang their heads in shame for sending athletes like this. There are so many other hard working athletes out there who would give their eye teeth for a chance to compete and the ski team shits all over them.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 21, 2018 09:47 AM (jxbfJ)

Remember Eddie the Eagle???

The Ski Jumper who was lucky if he even stayed alive and didn't seriously injure himself...

But was there to COMPETE damn it!..

That, is the Olympic Spirit... that somehow has been lost in all the SJW crap.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 21, 2018 10:03 AM (NgKpN)

158
in 1965 it was "Please don't eat the daisys"

now its
Please don't fuck the peacocks.??

I hate them for what they have become of us.

Posted by: Put that kid back where it came from or So Help Me at February 21, 2018 10:03 AM (HPNqc)

159 151


The US team is falling apart at the Winter Olympics and on pace to have its worst medal performance in 2 decades



Scratch the "send a boxload of self-indulgent bitches" strategy!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 21, 2018 10:01 AM (pNxlR)

But the boxload of condoms each athlete was given has probably been used up.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 21, 2018 10:04 AM (jxbfJ)

160 Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of the investigation? Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!

@RealDonaldTrump 20 minutes ago

Posted by: Under Fire at February 21, 2018 10:04 AM (r9UYA)

161 If you think our Olympic team sucks, you should see some of the Millennial West Pointers I deal with in my job.

All thrust, no vector.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 21, 2018 10:04 AM (hqZPQ)

162 Cats. Meh.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 21, 2018 10:04 AM (+1EJs)

163 Heard a report yesterday that the #2 winner in men's figure skating was passed over for a slot on the team so they could give it to the #4 person AKA Adam Rippon in the name of "Diversity"
This shit is going to get us all killed.
Posted by: Put that kid back where it came from or So Help Me at February 21, 2018 09:55 AM (HPNqc)

Well it's only the olympics, which really don't mean jack shit, so this will not get us killed.....but since the left is doing this across American life, as in the Military, police, and Gov...yeah that might get us killed

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 10:05 AM (SjImc)

164
Posted by: Put that kid back where it came from or So Help Me at February 21, 2018 10:03 AM (HPNqc)

Your nic made me smile this morning. Thanks!

And this art...I have no words. Thanks CBD!

Posted by: moki at February 21, 2018 10:06 AM (V+V48)

165 "I will not be visiting the White House to celebrate winning the gold medal."

Well, we both agree on that outcome. Where we differ is on the reason.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at February 21, 2018 10:06 AM (bLYYT)

166 160 Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of the investigation? Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!

@RealDonaldTrump 20 minutes ago
Posted by: Under Fire at February 21, 2018 10:04 AM (r9UYA)

Sounds like the President is loosing his Patience...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 21, 2018 10:06 AM (NgKpN)

167
One of the most infuriating things I heard was the US Olympic Ski
team was bowing out of an event because they had zero chance to medal.
Guess they heard that there are no participation trophies in the
Olympics.

---

I know they won't because gay or whatever, but this should end whatever contract and association these participants have with representing the United States.

(Except now they probably do represent the urban areas and many young people of the United States)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 21, 2018 10:06 AM (ks6bw)

168
One of the most infuriating things I heard was the US Olympic Ski team was bowing out of an event because they had zero chance to medal. Guess they heard that there are no participation trophies in the Olympics.
The US Olympic Committee should hang their heads in shame for sending athletes like this. There are so many other hard working athletes out there who would give their eye teeth for a chance to compete and the ski team shits all over them.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 21, 2018 09:47 AM (jxbfJ)


What? They're too high and mighty to compete for the Boxboard Medal awarded for * mumbled * place?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 21, 2018 10:06 AM (pNxlR)

169 Will PDT speak at Billy Graham's funeral? Have any arrangements been announced?

Posted by: Jmel at February 21, 2018 10:07 AM (d0VNo)

170 151
The US team is falling apart at the Winter Olympics and on pace to have its worst medal performance in 2 decades

Scratch the "send a boxload of self-indulgent bitches" strategy!
---------------------
Maybe Trump can teach them about Winning?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 21, 2018 10:07 AM (2LelM)

171 If this was from my house, the smaller cat would be beating the crap out of the large ca.+t who's+ twice her size. (Ignore his typing, he's trying to rewrite history.)



Posted by: pookysgirl at February 21, 2018 10:07 AM (XKZwp)

172 Don't sleep in the subway darling...

Posted by: Petula Clark at February 21, 2018 10:07 AM (UDqQR)

173 In today's report from the Winter Olympics, I'm still gay. Back to you, Johnny.

Posted by: Adam Rippon at February 21, 2018 10:07 AM (NWiLs)

174 We have five kittehs. We never intended to; they just seem to know which houses to go to. Anyway, they all get along more or less. The new kitten loves to chase the girls but there are never any real fights. Just chase and bluff with an occasional warning hiss and growls.

We adore them all.

Posted by: jomama at February 21, 2018 10:08 AM (sO6CM)

175 Vonn is a typical Lefty. She played the victim after she was pummeled on Twitter after failing to medal in her best event. She forgot she started it .
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 09:56 AM

Well she took care of the problem of having to turn down an invitation to the WH. Only gold medal winners. Sorry Lindseee. Now you can go back to nobody giving a shit about your thoughts and being some athlete's cock holster.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 21, 2018 10:08 AM (+1EJs)

176 Sounds like the President is loosing his Patience...
Posted by: Don Q. at February 21, 2018 10:06 AM (NgKpN)

Patience should be nice and tight.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2018 10:08 AM (NWiLs)

177 I don't know why everyone is so hard on me. It's like being stabbed from behind repeatedly. I'd rather you just do it to my face, that's actually my preference.

Posted by: Adam Rippon at February 21, 2018 10:08 AM (SkuXa)

178 >>That, is the Olympic Spirit... that somehow has been lost in all the SJW crap.

There's a guy from New Zealand competing at the Olympics this year in cross country skiing. He had never even seen snow up until a year or so ago when he started training.

He also competed at Rio in judo or one of the martial arts and says that he is going to try to make the next summer Olympics in a water sport TBD.

He knows he has no shot at a medal, he just wants to be there and compete.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2018 10:08 AM (/tuJf)

179 What? No Participation Medal without participating? Not Fair!!

Posted by: US Ski Team at February 21, 2018 10:08 AM (djCea)

180 Heard a report yesterday that the #2 winner in men's figure skating was
passed over for a slot on the team so they could give it to the #4
person AKA Adam Rippon in the name of "Diversity"


---

Very much like the NASCAR Danica lady. Over a decade of racing and her only win was in '08 after not running out of gas when the leaders had to pit. Best sponsors, best trainers, a guaranteed spot in a car, and lost every race since a single victory ten years ago.

But it's better to lose as a girl/gay/black than to win as a white male.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 21, 2018 10:09 AM (ks6bw)

181 "Olympics Filled with Athletes Who Aren't That Good..."





They've gone political enough this year that a headline like that is schadenfreude.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 21, 2018 09:43 AM (oVJmc)

Maybe if America had sent some actual athetes instead of SJW's and gay boys...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2018 10:09 AM (Dbv1R)

182 According to the Express, "armed men stormed through 15 villages to massacre Christians and destroy their churches in a violent crackdown against the [Christian] religion in Nigeria ... Dozens of people have been killed after the gangs ransacked towns and villages to clear them of all aspects of the Christian faith."

The Dutch-based Christian charity Open Doors described the broad daylight attack as being carried out by a group of Muslim Fulani who are traditional cattle herdsmen. "One attack took place in broad daylight, as people were about to go to church. The assailants chased and killed the villagers and burned down nine churches and many more houses," their spokesman added.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at February 21, 2018 10:10 AM (e8kgV)

183 175; careful there, my friend, i got pummeled for dissing lindseeeee last night.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 21, 2018 10:10 AM (KP5rU)

184 I know the Eddie the Eagle movie is glamorized, but it's worth a watch. A man was driven to compete in the Olympics since he was a little kid and figured out how.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 21, 2018 10:10 AM (ks6bw)

185 I've got two cats now. One is feral and lives under my porch. He looks like a Siberian Tiger. The other is a newbie who loves her some snuggle. She goes Voodoo Chile every now and then to keep things interesting. Fun times keeping these two separate.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 21, 2018 10:11 AM (2LelM)

186 "The US team is falling apart at the Winter Olympics and on pace to have its worst medal performance in 2 decades
"

On the bright side it is the most gayest, diversest, committed to justice team evah (or so Ive heard.) So America can be celebrating that.

Posted by: Ripley at February 21, 2018 10:11 AM (MxEKc)

187 "One of the most infuriating things I heard was the US Olympic Ski team
was bowing out of an event because they had zero chance to medal. Guess
they heard that there are no participation trophies in the Olympics.
"The
US Olympic Committee should hang their heads in shame for sending
athletes like this. There are so many other hard working athletes out
there who would give their eye teeth for a chance to compete and the ski
team shits all over them."

I'm only half kidding when I suggest maybe they ought to start sending Special Olympics teams. While Special Olympians do all get medals for participating, there is real competition for the gold and silver and the participants give their best efforts. And they are always happy to be there. A young lady I know from my daughter's bowling team has participated in SO State Winter Games doing cross country skiing and snowshoeing and she loved it.

Posted by: Secret Square at February 21, 2018 10:11 AM (+HoK2)

188 Food for thought:

Let's say that a cat really dislikes other cats: hisses at them, raises its fur, etc. But the cat loves the humans that serve it.

Would you call such a cat "self hating"? Or rather, does it hate its peers and would like to eradicate them and be surrounded only by lesser beings that serve it? Is the cat's problem really self hatred, or rather narcissism and envy?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 21, 2018 10:12 AM (/qEW2)

189 175; careful there, my friend, i got pummeled for dissing lindseeeee last night.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 21, 2018 10:10 AM

I can take the heat. She's the one who made it political. She also won't have the chance to turn down the invite since she failed to win gold.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 21, 2018 10:12 AM (+1EJs)

190 >>That, is the Olympic Spirit... that somehow has been lost in all the SJW crap.

There's a guy from New Zealand competing at the Olympics this year in cross country skiing. He had never even seen snow up until a year or so ago when he started training.

He also competed at Rio in judo or one of the martial arts and says that he is going to try to make the next summer Olympics in a water sport TBD.

He knows he has no shot at a medal, he just wants to be there and compete.

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

I'm not sure this is ideal either. Should every country be allowed to compete in every event? There should be some athletic standards - best of the best and all.

But who cares at this point - judging by the ratings, few.

This is the least amount of an Olympics that I have ever watched.

Posted by: SH at February 21, 2018 10:13 AM (sX1BW)

191 My girlfriend has a particularly nasty assed cat. Bit the hell outta me. I offered to cure his attitude problem. Even had the shotgun loaded up. But she chickened out before I could affect his affliction. I am still hoping though...

Posted by: Maddogg at February 21, 2018 10:13 AM (9Vruh)

192 That dacha needs a catification!

Posted by: Jackson Galaxy at February 21, 2018 10:13 AM (hqZPQ)

193 182

no wonder it's a hell hole.

Posted by: booknlass at February 21, 2018 10:14 AM (xGMkv)

194 If it weren't for the newer X-Game type events it would look even more dismal for Team America.

I don't know why the Olympics continues to add more of these type of events.

In my opinion, if we have to vote on who won, it's not actually a sport.

And for God's sake why would you need to add "Style points" to things like ski jumping? Can't you just see who can jump the farthest?

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at February 21, 2018 10:15 AM (bLYYT)

195 Art and humor all in one !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 21, 2018 10:15 AM (H0hPC)

196 The Dutch-based Christian charity Open Doors described the broad daylight attack as being carried out by a group of Muslim Fulani who are traditional cattle herdsmen. "One attack took place in broad daylight, as people were about to go to church. The assailants chased and killed the villagers and burned down nine churches and many more houses," their spokesman added.


Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at February 21, 2018 10:10 AM (e8kgV)

It's sad that the only thing that surprised me about your comment is that there is such a thing as a Dutch-based Christian charity.

I guess it consists of the last 10 remaining Dutch Christians.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 21, 2018 10:15 AM (ZM2xo)

197 >>>Upside down cat doesn't seem to be having a good day.<<<

He'll be feline fine when he's back on his feet.

Posted by: Fritz at February 21, 2018 10:15 AM (2Mnv1)

198 Is this America's diversity Olympics ... or maybe the "it's nice to let others win" Olympics?

A Facebook friend complained the US hockey looked like it wasn't even trying when they had the power play 4 on 3 for forty seconds, not even a shot off.

idk, I'm not watching ... anything good gets infiltrated by commies/Soros/leftists ... can't have anything bringing America together.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 21, 2018 10:15 AM (bT8Z4)

199 Kitteh just said hello to my ankle. She may want a treat.

Posted by: DaveA at February 21, 2018 10:15 AM (FhXTo)

200 191; had a cat like that. the honorable mr. ruger taught that bitch some manners. some cats you just can't reach.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 21, 2018 10:15 AM (KP5rU)

201 There's a guy from New Zealand competing at the Olympics this year in
cross country skiing. He had never even seen snow up until a year or so
ago when he started training.


---

I'm not sure this is ideal either. Should every country be allowed to
compete in every event? There should be some athletic standards - best
of the best and all.


---

That's interesting because I'm guessing there is some sort of set requirement or standard of winning for getting in. It's pretty impressive that a guy could start training and meet Olympic level requirements in a year.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 21, 2018 10:15 AM (ks6bw)

202 188 Food for thought:

Let's say that a cat really dislikes other cats: hisses at them, raises its fur, etc. But the cat loves the humans that serve it.

Would you call such a cat "self hating"? Or rather, does it hate its peers and would like to eradicate them and be surrounded only by lesser beings that serve it? Is the cat's problem really self hatred, or rather narcissism and envy?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 21, 2018 10:12 AM (/qEW2)

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

That behavior is seen in some more primative dog breeds, Alaskan Malamutes in particular. I don't think it's self hating as much as it doesn't view itself as a "dog". A cat with similar behavior might have a similar root. I've heard chimps and gorillas that learn sign language act similarly.

Posted by: Jackal at February 21, 2018 10:16 AM (CxtMa)

203 There's a guy from New Zealand competing at the Olympics this year in cross country skiing. He had never even seen snow up until a year or so ago when he started training.

He also competed at Rio in judo or one of the martial arts and says that he is going to try to make the next summer Olympics in a water sport TBD.

He knows he has no shot at a medal, he just wants to be there and compete.
Posted by: JackStraw

Just like the female 2 person bobsled team from Jamaica.
They ran last night.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2018 10:17 AM (0PD0H)

204 190 I'm not sure this is ideal either. Should every country be allowed to compete in every event? There should be some athletic standards - best of the best and all.

But who cares at this point - judging by the ratings, few.

This is the least amount of an Olympics that I have ever watched.
Posted by: SH at February 21, 2018 10:13 AM (sX1BW)


He's not even competing for New Zealand. He's competing for Tonga.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 10:18 AM (CMbMd)

205
It is impossible for a cat to hate itself.
Each cat is a self-contained locus for the center of the universe (Betcha didn't know the universe had so many centers, huh?)
So for a cat to hate itself would be to deny the existence of the universe, which as we all can see, is pretty certain to exist.
Therefore, ipso facto, cat cannot hate itself.

Simple!

Posted by: Put that kid back where it came from or So Help Me at February 21, 2018 10:18 AM (HPNqc)

206 That's interesting because I'm guessing there is some sort of set requirement or standard of winning for getting in. It's pretty impressive that a guy could start training and meet Olympic level requirements in a year.
Posted by: Moron Robbie


If you are the only person representing your country, you're in.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2018 10:18 AM (0PD0H)

207 "That behavior is seen in some more primative dog breeds, Alaskan Malamutes in particular. I don't think it's self hating as much as it doesn't view itself as a "dog". A cat with similar behavior might have a similar root. I've heard chimps and gorillas that learn sign language act similarly."

I've got a cat like that, and the only human it likes is me. After a few years she finally got to where she tolerates my wife as well, since that's where the food comes from most of the time.

most people who meet the cat just call her psychotic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 21, 2018 10:19 AM (k1TUh)

208 Let's say that a cat really dislikes other cats: hisses at them, raises its fur, etc. But the cat loves the humans that serve it.

Would you call such a cat "self hating"? Or rather, does it hate its peers and would like to eradicate them and be surrounded only by lesser beings that serve it? Is the cat's problem really self hatred, or rather narcissism and envy?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 21, 2018 10:12 AM (/qEW2)

Maybe cats (and dogs) like that just don't want to share the human owner's largesse with other cats. No competition means more goodies for them.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 21, 2018 10:20 AM (7uYFy)

209 Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at February 21, 2018 10:10 AM (e8kgV)

And that is why I need an AR 15.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 10:20 AM (I3+56)

210 188 Food for thought:

Let's say that a cat really dislikes other cats: hisses at them, raises its fur, etc. But the cat loves the humans that serve it.

Would you call such a cat "self hating"? Or rather, does it hate its peers and would like to eradicate them and be surrounded only by lesser beings that serve it? Is the cat's problem really self hatred, or rather narcissism and envy?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 21, 2018

*
*
Miss Linda's little white shorthair, Annabelle, is like that. Fine with humans, hates and doesn't want to acknowledge other cats. Boy, did we have fun times when she lived with my two when we all had to evacuate for a hurricane in 2008.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 21, 2018 10:20 AM (ROcGq)

211 206 If you are the only person representing your country, you're in.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2018 10:18 AM (0PD0H)

Hence why you see people compete for their "heritage" countries instead of where they were from. Like the "Hungarian" Freestyle Skiier.

Who can't ski.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 10:20 AM (CMbMd)

212 >>>The US team is falling apart at the Winter Olympics and on pace to have its worst medal performance in 2 decades


So AA hits the olympics. They're part of the team mainly because of their skin color or pet perversions. This should be a cautionary tale about the monkeying around that's still going on in the military regarding physical standards.

Oh well, your team sucks but when you stand for a photograph, everyone can see what a diverse, motley crew you are, and that's the main thing.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 21, 2018 10:20 AM (/qEW2)

213 >>I'm not sure this is ideal either. Should every country be allowed to compete in every event? There should be some athletic standards - best of the best and all.

I don't think it matters any longer. The while point of the modern Olympics was changed forever when the Soviets and their satellites started sending professional athletes pretending to be amateurs and eventually the west followed suit.

It's now a hodge podge of pros and amateurs, mostly pros no matter what they call themselves, so if some Maori from New Zealand wants to train enough to meet the bare minimum requirements to compete in cross country skiing I'd just as soon watch him as a bunch of pros pretending they are amateurs.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2018 10:21 AM (/tuJf)

214 There are pre qualifications to be in certain events if the field is limited.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 10:22 AM (I3+56)

215 That's interesting because I'm guessing there is some sort of set requirement or standard of winning for getting in.
----------

An American competing for Hungary got into the Ski half pipe by coming in the top 30 for a certain number of world championship races.

Except the races she competed in didn't even have 30 people competing. I saw a video of her half pipe event earlier, pathetic. She skis up one side and then the other, no tricks, barely any air.

But she's an Olympian!

Posted by: Adam Rippon at February 21, 2018 10:22 AM (SkuXa)

216 "I'm only half kidding when I suggest maybe they ought to start sending Special Olympics teams. While Special Olympians do all get medals for participating, there is real competition for the gold and silver and the participants give their best efforts. And they are always happy to be there. "

they should strap the boy with no arms and legs in for the sled competition. And be sure that he is named Bob.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 21, 2018 10:22 AM (k1TUh)

217
She's the one who made it political. She also won't have the chance to turn down the invite since she failed to win gold.


Were she invited, I would stand and cheer if she was awarded with the Double Acosta by PDJT. She begins pitching a bitchy fit and PDJT points at her and tells his staff, "Out!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 21, 2018 10:22 AM (pNxlR)

218 Looking forward to the Olympics going away. Can't stand it.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 21, 2018 10:23 AM (2LelM)

219 It's sad that the world has lost Billy Graham.

I am a Lutheran who attended a Catholic college, married a Catholic and raised my children in both churches. I attended protestant, Chatholic and Jewish-led divinity services whenever I was deployed. I have an open heart to worship.

Having said that, I was a huge fan of Billy Graham. He was a scripture-based preacher who was filled with hope. I now he was the poster boy for televangelists, but he was unlike any other. His revivals in Madison Square Garden were amazing.

There are days when life wears me down. If I am unable to make it to church, I go onto youtube and play some of his inspirational sermons from the 1960s and 1970s. He was truly gifted and devoted to a Godly life.

He is in a better place today.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 21, 2018 10:24 AM (ATVNj)

220 Regarding the skater...
"Officials overlooked Ross Miner who was the surprise runner up at Saturday's national championship in San Jose, CA"
And surprise surprise the SJW Rippon was placed on the team. Shocker!

Posted by: Timon at February 21, 2018 10:25 AM (NTM5E)

221 i'm an american. i'm a minnesota farm girl. i love my country. why all the hate?


lindseeeeeee "brawney" vonn.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 21, 2018 10:25 AM (KP5rU)

222 >>218 Looking forward to the Olympics going away. Can't stand it. Posted by: Puddin Head at February 21, 2018 10:23 AM (2LelM)

It was never the same after the end of the predictable-but-still-amusing Soviet-era judges' vote-rigging against Western athletes, and the East German mutant-athletes.

Posted by: Zod at February 21, 2018 10:26 AM (Bdeb0)

223 94,
"Maybe you should focus on the sport and not politic and Social Justice Whoring"


But then you wouldn't make the team because SJW is the selector that is first applied.

When you select first for ideological loyalty then you shrink the pool of excellence in what matters to win against those who don't do that. The Olympics is just a very visible part of what is being done across the board wherever the left holds sway in choosing who gets to play. Corporate HR departments deciding who get hired, college faculty deciding who gets into higher degree programs, etc.

Posted by: geoffb at February 21, 2018 10:26 AM (zOpu5)

224 196
The Dutch-based Christian charity Open Doors described the broad
daylight attack as being carried out by a group of Muslim Fulani who are
traditional cattle herdsmen. "One attack took place in broad daylight,
as people were about to go to church. The assailants chased and killed
the villagers and burned down nine churches and many more houses," their
spokesman added.





Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at February 21, 2018 10:10 AM (e8kgV)



It's sad that the only thing that surprised me about your comment is
that there is such a thing as a Dutch-based Christian charity.



I guess it consists of the last 10 remaining Dutch Christians.



Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 21, 2018 10:15 AM (ZM2xo)

I have two priests in our Parish who are from Nigeria. I hope their family, friends and Parishioners back home are OK.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 21, 2018 10:26 AM (jxbfJ)

225 Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 21, 2018 10:24 AM (ATVNj)

Shame that others turned the Graham televangelist script into scams. He was truly all about evangilizing.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 10:26 AM (I3+56)

226
If you are the only person representing your country, you're in.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2018 10:18 AM (0PD0H)


---

No, if it's this same guy, he had to race and qualify (businessinsder dot com):

"Taufatofua failed in three races on snow, but had
the race of his life in Iceland in late January to qualify for the
Olympics."

He had essentially never seen snow and became an Olympic level skiier in less than six months. That's badass.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 21, 2018 10:27 AM (ks6bw)

227 >>It was never the same after the end of the predictable-but-still-amusing Soviet-era judges' vote-rigging against Western athletes, and the East German mutant-athletes.

The East German women gave birth to the modern transgender movement without even realizing it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2018 10:27 AM (/tuJf)

228 216 "I'm only half kidding when I suggest maybe they ought to start sending Special Olympics teams. While Special Olympians do all get medals for participating, there is real competition for the gold and silver and the participants give their best efforts. And they are always happy to be there. "


they should strap the boy with no arms and legs in for the sled competition. And be sure that he is named Bob.


I denounce myself.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 21, 2018 10:22 AM (k1TUh)

hahahah.....fine i denounce myself too

Posted by: phoenixgirl now officially retired ...baseball can't get here soon enough at February 21, 2018 10:27 AM (0O7c5)

229 >>218 Looking forward to the Olympics going away. Can't stand it.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 21, 2018 10:23 AM (2LelM)

They should go the way of the Worlds Fairs and Expos.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 21, 2018 10:27 AM (r9UYA)

230 they should strap the boy with no arms and legs in for the sled competition. And be sure that he is named Bob.

I denounce myself.
Posted by: Tom Servo



No arms and legs on dry land? That's his brother Matt.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2018 10:28 AM (TAu/7)

231 114
Hoft seems to be butthurt because his speech was cancelled at CPAC.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 21, 2018 09:51 AM (r9UYA)

If intentional, nice work!

Posted by: WeBoned! at February 21, 2018 10:28 AM (EfEQe)

232 To be blunt, I'm enjoying every minute of Olympic FAIL - not watching it, just enjoying - it is a perfect microcosm of everything that has been getting wronger and wronger every year for most of my life-to-date. Lies and BS by their nature have to fall apart someday, it's starting to happen.
Woohoo !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 21, 2018 10:28 AM (H0hPC)

233 219
It's sad that the world has lost Billy Graham.



I am a Lutheran who attended a Catholic college, married a Catholic
and raised my children in both churches. I attended protestant,
Chatholic and Jewish-led divinity services whenever I was deployed. I
have an open heart to worship.



Having said that, I was a huge fan of Billy Graham. He was a
scripture-based preacher who was filled with hope. I now he was the
poster boy for televangelists, but he was unlike any other. His
revivals in Madison Square Garden were amazing.



There are days when life wears me down. If I am unable to make it
to church, I go onto youtube and play some of his inspirational sermons
from the 1960s and 1970s. He was truly gifted and devoted to a Godly
life.



He is in a better place today.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 21, 2018 10:24 AM (ATVNj)

And with his passing, the world is a poorer place without him.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 21, 2018 10:28 AM (jxbfJ)

234 The artist, in this work, dynamically portrays the angst and anxiety that Trump is causing among all woke creatures, who recognize each other via their pussy hats.

Posted by: Quint, Amity Gazette art critic at February 21, 2018 10:29 AM (ctuyM)

235 230
they should strap the boy with no arms and legs in for the sled competition. And be sure that he is named Bob.



I denounce myself.

Posted by: Tom Servo







No arms and legs on dry land? That's his brother Matt.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2018 10:28 AM (TAu/7)

No arms and legs on water? Let me introduce you to Skip.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 21, 2018 10:29 AM (jxbfJ)

236 And for God's sake why would you need to add "Style points" to things like ski jumping? Can't you just see who can jump the farthest?
Posted by: Malcolm Tent at February 21, 2018 10:15 AM (bLYYT)


I said the exact same thing to my wife. Instead of competing only to see who can display the greatest skill, you now have to have jazz hands or something to win. It's beyond stupid.

Posted by: physics geek at February 21, 2018 10:30 AM (huQJB)

237 Yeah, the Gayestevarskater was quoted as "I feel like I have better criteria than second and third place here"...

after he flubbered the opening.

So of course, the top 3 were not at the Olympics.
Worked out about as well as the US Navy in the Pacific over the past year or so...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 10:31 AM (7LY+6)

238 Maybe the Team USA was too busy being screwed and buggered to properly prepare for the Games.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 21, 2018 10:31 AM (5NMZN)

239 222 >>218 Looking forward to the Olympics going away. Can't stand it. Posted by: Puddin Head at February 21, 2018 10:23 AM (2LelM)
____________________________________

All of the faux deification of these athletes as heroes. And the back stories are nauseating. As if no one else in the world has a tough life.

You know who the real heroes are? The firefighters and policemen who save lives; the laborers and farmers who make an honest living sacrificing their bodies to put food on the table for their families; the professionals who bettered themselves through education and discipline.

They all do it with their own back stories of suffering and pain and loss. They are the real heroes.

They (we) don't need to hear about how hard life is for these Olympic athletes. We already know.

We want these athletes to win and succeed and triumph -- not bitch and moan and pontificate.


Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 21, 2018 10:32 AM (ATVNj)

240 I actually love the winter Olympics. Maybe because I have done a number of the sports. (most non competitively or even well for that matter) What I get tired of is the same thing I get tired with other sports and entertainment etc. I do not want to hear about your politics. Just STFU already. All the SJW shit is annoying and people will stop watching.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 21, 2018 10:32 AM (+1EJs)

241 "Looking forward to the Olympics going away. Can't stand it.


Posted by: Puddin Head"

They should have it in the same host city very year to reduce some of the hype and enormous financial burden, which usually leaves a mountain of debt and huge, un-needed venues. Summer Olympics in Greece, winter Olympics in Norway, maybe Sweden. Or rotate between a handful of countries. Take some of the power from the IOG which spend most of it's time traveling
around the world in luxury having politicians kiss their ass with taxpayer money.

Posted by: Ripley at February 21, 2018 10:32 AM (MxEKc)

242 They should go the way of the Worlds Fairs and Expos. "

Hey, I liked World Fairs. Neatorama!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 10:32 AM (7LY+6)

243 The Winter Olympics only got started when the Canucks and the Skandis got jealous because they were never any good at the real Olympic games.

and then the US said "hey, sure, we've got a lot of skandis here, so what the heck lets go for it."

I suppose the figure skaters appeal to that demographic that pays money to go see the Ice Capades. I never could figure those people out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 21, 2018 10:32 AM (k1TUh)

244 Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 21, 2018 10:24 AM (ATVNj)

Nice post.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2018 10:32 AM (8+Ozj)

245 The Left and The MSM are ruining all sports

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 10:32 AM (SjImc)

246 236
And for God's sake why would you need to add "Style points" to things
like ski jumping? Can't you just see who can jump the farthest?

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at February 21, 2018 10:15 AM (bLYYT)



I said the exact same thing to my wife. Instead of competing only to
see who can display the greatest skill, you now have to have jazz hands
or something to win. It's beyond stupid.

Posted by: physics geek at February 21, 2018 10:30 AM (huQJB)

So Gus Kenworthy, who recently announced to the world he is gay, could get style points for fellating his pole?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 21, 2018 10:32 AM (jxbfJ)

247 I'm just now hearing about this judo -> skiing guy, but it looks like he finished the 15 kilometer race third from last (yay dreamy Mexico) and within 23 minutes of the world-beating gold medalist.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 21, 2018 10:33 AM (ks6bw)

248 They should have it in the same host city very year ...
Summer Olympics in
Greece, winter Olympics in Norway, maybe Sweden...


Posted by: Ripley at February 21, 2018 10:32 AM (MxEKc)

-----------------------------------
I proposed Berlin (Germania) for the summer games years ago.

Posted by: A. Hitler - kuntsler at February 21, 2018 10:34 AM (5NMZN)

249 They should go the way of the Worlds Fairs and Expos.

What killed them was that they were massive money pits. The Olympics are the same thing and they're heading that way.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 21, 2018 10:34 AM (O5Q3r)

250 under a pile of leaves? russell

Posted by: phoenixgirl now officially retired ...baseball can't get here soon enough at February 21, 2018 10:34 AM (0O7c5)

251 the olympics died when new age "journalism" took over the media. they fucked themselves.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 21, 2018 10:35 AM (KP5rU)

252 235 230
they should strap the boy with no arms and legs in for the sled competition. And be sure that he is named Bob.
I denounce myself.
Posted by: Tom Servo

No arms and legs on dry land? That's his brother Matt.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2018 10:28 AM
No arms and legs on water? Let me introduce you to Skip.

No arms and legs in the Hipster Gallery? That's Art.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 21, 2018 10:35 AM (k1TUh)

253 238
Maybe the Team USA was too busy being screwed and buggered to properly prepare for the Games.


Posted by: RioBravo at February 21, 2018 10:31 AM (5NMZN)

They were all given 37 condoms per competitor. When would they find time to compete (competitively)?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 21, 2018 10:35 AM (jxbfJ)

254 They were all given 37 condoms per competitor.
________________________________________

Those were for the balloon drop at the closing ceremonies.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 21, 2018 10:37 AM (ATVNj)

255 250
under a pile of leaves? russell


Posted by: phoenixgirl now officially retired ...baseball can't get here soon enough at February 21, 2018 10:34 AM (0O7c5)

On a ball field? Chuck.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 21, 2018 10:38 AM (jxbfJ)

256 Those were for the balloon drop at the closing ceremonies.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 21, 2018 10:37 AM

Shit.

Posted by: Lindseee Vonn Gold Cockholster Extrodinare at February 21, 2018 10:38 AM (+1EJs)

257 I said the exact same thing to my wife. Instead of competing only to see who can display the greatest skill, you now have to have jazz hands or something to win. It's beyond stupid.
Posted by: physics geek at February 21, 2018 10:30 AM (huQJB)

The '22 Winter Olympics will no longer pass out gold, silver and bronze medals. It will now be Winner, First Runner Up and Miss Congeniality.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 21, 2018 10:39 AM (tMFgx)

258 Even the 1976 Olympics have been ruined for me because of post SJW actions.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 10:39 AM (I3+56)

259 Is that a mish basket?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 21, 2018 10:40 AM (0tfLf)

260 256: your nick kicks ass! i think i just pissed myself laughing.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 21, 2018 10:40 AM (KP5rU)

261 I felt bad about erasing Jesus's head. The good news is that no one is coming to behead me in turn.

Posted by: Rick Tempest at February 21, 2018 10:40 AM (JkygK)

262 a guy from New Zealand competing at the Olympics this year in cross country skiing. He had never even seen snow up until a year or so ago when he started training.

Yay, NZ. Where north-islanders despise south-islanders and never go there.

Posted by: cheech marin at February 21, 2018 10:42 AM (6FqZa)

263 My kind of still life.

Posted by: PugBot Mahon at February 21, 2018 10:42 AM (xPJvm)

264 *extinguishes joint*

Good morning, morons.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2018 10:42 AM (6FqZa)

265 Remember Sharkey Laguana in San Francisco and his frustrating efforts to get the SFPD involved in recovering his stolen rental van? Well it gets worse even though Sacramento promises to do 'something' about Sharkey's problem.

Some parts of San Francisco, because of human feces being left on the streets along with needles, are now dirtier than parts of Brazil or Kenya. And SF's answer on doing something about this? Raise taxes. So the U-Haul place still has difficulty meeting outflow demands because so many of its trucks are one way trips. Escape from San Francisco indeed.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7wjfmyn

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 21, 2018 10:43 AM (TpgyH)

266 1976 Olympics"

The Oxford report claimed that the cost overruns ran approx 720 percent.

Imagine that in the real world...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 10:43 AM (7LY+6)

267 266 1976 Olympics"

The Oxford report claimed that the cost overruns ran approx 720 percent.

Imagine that in the real world...
_______________________________________

Ahem!

Posted by: Boston's Big Dig at February 21, 2018 10:44 AM (ATVNj)

268 "The '22 Winter Olympics will no longer pass out gold, silver and bronze medals. It will now be Winner, First Runner Up and Miss Congeniality."

No, it's going to be held at Mt. Ranier, just outside of Seattle, and the prizes are going to be Tall, Grande, and Venti.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 21, 2018 10:45 AM (k1TUh)

269 That's a mighty busy still life. Funny.

Posted by: mindful webworker - chiming in from the comfy chair over in the corner at February 21, 2018 10:45 AM (xzezz)

270 There is a Kirk vs Spock fight music ringtone on Zedge free for download

Posted by: Bigby's Pointy Finger at February 21, 2018 10:45 AM (w/mxD)

271 I like this painting. Wouldn't mind having a reproduction to hang in my home.

Re: condoms and Olympics - I've had the same thoughts - are you going there to compete or are you going there to get ass? I guess we know the answer to that.

Re: Olympic venues - yep, they should always be held in the same place each year. They are usually a net loss for the sponsor city and then these usually hideous buildings are left to rot and decay or the host city thinks they can bilk tourists for money from it.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 21, 2018 10:45 AM (vg8iE)

272
I said the exact same thing to my wife. Instead of competing only to see
who can display the greatest skill, you now have to have jazz hands or
something to win. It's beyond stupid.

I call them the hipster douchebag sports. Notice that they are the ones where the US has won most of their medals.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 21, 2018 10:45 AM (O5Q3r)

273 "So the U-Haul place still has difficulty meeting outflow demands because so many of its trucks are one way trips. Escape from San Francisco indeed."

Hopefully Texas is turning them back at the border. Or directing them to Portland, Oregon.


Posted by: Ripley at February 21, 2018 10:45 AM (MxEKc)

274 There is a Kirk vs Spock fight music ringtone on Zedge free for download."

That's also Zoidberg's National Anthem.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 21, 2018 10:46 AM (k1TUh)

275 Ahem!
Posted by: Boston's Big Dig"

Nah. You were only a couple hundred over...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 10:47 AM (7LY+6)

276 Remember when ice skating had a barrel jumping competition? We could do that here with all the barrels Ace has.

Posted by: Archer at February 21, 2018 10:48 AM (gbWkA)

277 "he olympics died when new age "journalism" took over the media. they fucked themselves. Posted by: chavez the hugo

some may care about ratings, but for the Soros types, DESTROY anything good and just is the mission. The want the conflict/chaos, nothing that might unify.

The whole Marxist/Soviet/PC Naked Communist thing was about breaking apart America, so they will suffer the ratings hit as part of The Plan.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 21, 2018 10:48 AM (bT8Z4)

278 You call that art? I call it 'shart'.

Posted by: Grumpy Cat at February 21, 2018 10:49 AM (lkYi7)

279 They are usually a net loss for the sponsor city "

Always. Every single summer and winter games since 1960 (start of the OOR).

Yet city fathers continue to salivate...

Chicago is OUT?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 10:49 AM (7LY+6)

280 My favorite Winter Olympics sport is synchronized swimming.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 10:49 AM (SjImc)

281 And that, boys and girls, is why you should never leave fresh fruit in the cats' litter box.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 21, 2018 10:50 AM (ATVNj)

282 Doesn't look very "still life" to me.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at February 21, 2018 10:50 AM (LQLeS)

283 "Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.
---------
Willowed from last thread
--------
R.I.P. Billy

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 21, 2018 09:25 AM (y3aQB)
********************


Amen

Posted by: gNewt at February 21, 2018 10:51 AM (71o8T)

284 Cats, and dogs for that matter, are territorial and will defend their territory from intruders. If you have a house cat and bring in a new one they will fight until the 'new' cat adopts the smell of the house and then usually they will start getting along. But sometimes they never see eye-to-eye.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 21, 2018 10:51 AM (mpXpK)

285 253 They were all given 37 condoms per competitor. When would they find time to compete (competitively)?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 21, 2018 10:35 AM (jxbfJ)

Condoms? That defeats the purpose of the whole poop fetish thing.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 10:51 AM (CMbMd)

286 Catfight!

Posted by: The boys at Cheers at February 21, 2018 10:51 AM (LQLeS)

287 >>Yay, NZ. Where north-islanders despise south-islanders and never go there.

So you are saying its like the US in reverse?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2018 10:51 AM (/tuJf)

288 Cats, and dogs for that matter, are territorial and will defend their territory from intruders. If you have a house cat and bring in a new one they will fight until the 'new' cat adopts the smell of the house and then usually they will start getting along. But sometimes they never see eye-to-eye.
=========

My cats are full sisters - never been apart a day in their lives (maybe that's the problem!) and they cannot stand each other.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 21, 2018 10:52 AM (vg8iE)

289 Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 09:57 AM (7LY+6)

Was there a massive thunderstorm between 3 and 4 am north of Houston? There was an enormous peal of thunder here at 3:30.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 21, 2018 10:52 AM (rp9xB)

290 1976 Olympics"

The Oxford report claimed that the cost overruns ran approx 720 percent.

Imagine that in the real world...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February t21, 2018 10:43 AM (7LY+6)

I do have to give Romney credit for the job he did.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 10:52 AM (I3+56)

291 I get pissed every time I hear about some athlete having to raise money to afford to go to the Olympics. WTF??? The USOC rakes in millions, but little Johnny/Suzie has to pay their own way just because they were good enough to make the team?
And they will be buying their own ticket home if they don't hold up their ski or helmet or whatever it is they have that carries the sponsor's name.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 21, 2018 10:53 AM (0tfLf)

292 265

Some parts of San Francisco, because of human feces being left on the streets along with needles, are now dirtier than parts of Brazil or Kenya..

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7wjfmyn
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 21, 2018 10:43 AM (TpgyH)

Last week I had to be in NYC early in the am on a Saturday. The streets were so covered with trash, it was shocking. I wasn't in a bad neighborhood; I was in Times Square and the theater district. I have to wonder what kind of animals raised the people who leave such filth in the streets. I don't remember NYC being this dirty, even back in the 1970's & 1980's, before Giuliani cleaned it up.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 21, 2018 10:53 AM (SGpFT)

293 They must be kung fu fighting
Man those cats were fast as lightening

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 21, 2018 10:53 AM (UXr0T)

294 277: who the fuck is going to sell our paper towels and chapstick, then?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 21, 2018 10:53 AM (KP5rU)

295 I believe my cat Patch wants to grab me by the throat right now because I won't open the window he wants to look out.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 21, 2018 10:53 AM (70cRb)

296 With cats around there is no such thing as a 'still life' when they are fully revved up and weaponized. And you will be amazed at the places they get into.

Kitteh Isis has found one hiding spot between moving boxes that is very hard for me to get to. She'll just look at me very calmly as I struggle to reach her. After giving up and about ten minutes later she does the whole 12th Iman thing, comes to find me, and then looks at me innocently wanting to be petted.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 21, 2018 10:54 AM (TpgyH)

297 Last week I had to be in NYC early in the am on a Saturday. The streets were so covered with trash, it was shocking. I wasn't in a bad neighborhood; I was in Times Square and the theater district. I have to wonder what kind of animals raised the people who leave such filth in the streets. I don't remember NYC being this dirty, even back in the 1970's & 1980's, before Giuliani cleaned it up.
Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 21, 2018 10:53 AM (SGpFT)

Even Dinkins was more competent that DeCOmmio. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 10:54 AM (SjImc)

298 Was there a massive thunderstorm between 3 and 4 am north of Houston? "

Indeed there was. Woke us all up...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 10:55 AM (7LY+6)

299 There are some classic winter sports events that are interesting. But a fair amount of the Winter Olympics just seem like Stuff White People Do Instead of Playing Real Sports Where They'd Have to Compete With Real Athletes.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at February 21, 2018 10:55 AM (MWX7h)

300 The Oxford report claimed that the cost overruns ran approx 720 percent.

Imagine that in the real world...


Hold my beer.

Posted by: California High Speed Rail at February 21, 2018 10:55 AM (Boy/L)

301 Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 21, 2018 10:53 AM (SGpFT)

That observation goes nicely with the story today of the retired NYC Sanitation workers $285,000 yearly pension.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 10:55 AM (I3+56)

302 get pissed every time I hear about some athlete having to raise money to afford to go to the Olympics. WTF??? The USOC rakes in millions, but little Johnny/Suzie has to pay their own way just because they were good enough to make the team?
And they will be buying their own ticket home if they don't hold up their ski or helmet or whatever it is they have that carries the sponsor's name.
========

There's some rickety late night program here - I don't know if it's only local or if it's nationally syndicated (it's on the WB here and is hosted by some very attractive black woman). Anyway, I saw a commercial for it last night - their story?

How these poor Olympic athletes don't have any money, can barely make ends meet.

My thoughts?

1. Too bad, so sad. Then get a job. You want to pursue your "dreams?" Fine. But life isn't about having cake and eating it too. There are consequences to each and every decision you make.

2. I imagine those who get endorsements don't have money problems.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 21, 2018 10:55 AM (vg8iE)

303 DeBolshivik has Gaylord's touch, everything turns to cr@p. He even killed a groundhog.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 21, 2018 10:57 AM (TpgyH)

304 301 Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 21, 2018 10:53 AM (SGpFT)

That observation goes nicely with the story today of the retired NYC Sanitation workers $285,000 yearly pension.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 10:55 AM (I3+56)

Shouldn't be more than $28,500.

Don't care that it's NYC.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 10:57 AM (CMbMd)

305 Posted by: Boston's Big Dig


And the 76 Olympics didn't kill anyone.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 21, 2018 10:57 AM (fuK7c)

306 Franklin Graham
My father Billy Graham was once asked, "Where is Heaven?" He replied, "Heaven is where Jesus is and I am going to Him soon!" This morning, at the age of 99, he departed this world into eternal life in Heaven, prepared by the Lord Jesus Christ - the Savior of the world - whom he proclaimed for nearly 80 years. He will be missed by our family, his colleagues, faithful ministry partners, and, yes, many around the world. But what joy he has to be welcomed by God the Father, and be reunited with my mother in the presence of Jesus who speaks peace to eternal souls.

What about you? When you depart this world do you know with certainty where you will spend eternity? You can know this today. Jesus said, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). The One who comforts weary souls has given us this promise, "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me ... I go to prepare a place for you ... I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also" (John 14:1-3).

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 21, 2018 10:58 AM (y3aQB)

307 A guy with no arms and no legs in a hot tub?

Stu

Heyyyy, wait just a gosh darned minute...

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 21, 2018 10:59 AM (nTIWK)

308 That observation goes nicely with the story today of the retired NYC Sanitation workers $285,000 yearly pension.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 10:55 AM (I3+56)

I read that. As far as I can see the Sanitation worker did nothing wrong. Just took advantage of a bad system and law. Typical of what democratic/union heavy sities have done and do. But the worker, played by the rules. And good on him

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 10:59 AM (SjImc)

309 Guess which pundit the Russian trolls loved most: None other than MSNBC's Joy Reid, that's who.

Hilarious.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/20/joy-reid-russian-trolls/

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 21, 2018 10:59 AM (398bZ)

310 No arms and legs in the Hipster Gallery? That's Art.

I heard he fell into a hole. Or was that his brother Phil?

Posted by: This... Is CNN at February 21, 2018 11:00 AM (7oUUT)

311 Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 21, 2018 10:58 AM (y3aQB)

Thanks for that!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2018 11:00 AM (8+Ozj)

312 Ugh, just got word that there have been threats called in or on social media for two high schools in Naples, one of which is right next my kids' elementary school. All of the high school kids are standing outside the high school. Unbelievable.

Posted by: Tofer732 at February 21, 2018 11:00 AM (5M4cQ)

313 Last week I had to be in NYC early in the am on a Saturday. The streets were so covered with trash, it was shocking. I wasn't in a bad neighborhood; I was in Times Square and the theater district. I have to wonder what kind of animals raised the people who leave such filth in the streets. I don't remember NYC being this dirty, even back in the 1970's & 1980's, before Giuliani cleaned it up.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 21, 2018 10:53


The Seattle media last week have a report on how "great" and "clean" the new "Safe Injection Sites" are.
Gawd!
But on the upside, the sugar tax has killed the soda sales in the city so we can be thankful for that. "Yeah, they are junkies, but their teeth look great!"

Posted by: Diogenes at February 21, 2018 11:00 AM (0tfLf)

314
That observation goes nicely with the story today of the retired NYC Sanitation workers $285,000 yearly pension.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 10:55 AM (I3+56)



For that kind of money, the streets of NYC should sparkle and be pristine. Must be a nice, no-show job.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 21, 2018 11:00 AM (SGpFT)

315 Guess which pundit clueless halfwit the Russian trolls loved most: None other than MSNBC's Joy Reid, that's who.

FTFY

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 21, 2018 11:01 AM (Boy/L)

316 I don't remember NYC being this dirty, even back in the 1970's & 1980's"

It's getting awfully close...

Sad to say.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 11:01 AM (7LY+6)

317 310 No arms and legs in the Hipster Gallery? That's Art.

I heard he fell into a hole. Or was that his brother Phil?
Posted by: This... Is CNN at February 21, 2018 11:00 AM (7oUUT)

In hole? Doug.

In a pile of leaves? Russel.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2018 11:01 AM (NWiLs)

318 And the 76 Olympics didn't kill anyone.

Olympic Stadium's turf did a number on Andre Dawson's knees, though.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 21, 2018 11:02 AM (Boy/L)

319 No arms and legs in the Hipster Gallery? That's Art.

I heard he fell into a hole. Or was that his brother Phil?
Posted by: This... Is CNN at February 21, 2018 11:00 AM (7oUUT)

In hole? Doug.

In a pile of leaves? Russel.


Hey!!!

Posted by: Neal at February 21, 2018 11:02 AM (+1EJs)

320 So, the charts from the Said study don't show Moscow 1980 over budget. See, communism works!

Posted by: RioBravo at February 21, 2018 11:02 AM (5NMZN)

321 Regardless, everybody who voted for Kaiser Wilhelm should be smacked in the face with a coal shovel.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 11:02 AM (CMbMd)

322 Guess which pundit the Russian trolls loved most: None other than MSNBC's Joy Reid, that's who.

That's not fishing, that's catching.

Posted by: Tovarich Trollski: Russian "Internet Specialist" at February 21, 2018 11:03 AM (O5Q3r)

323 235
230

they should strap the boy with no arms and legs in for the sled competition. And be sure that he is named Bob.





I denounce myself.


Posted by: Tom Servo











No arms and legs on dry land? That's his brother Matt.



Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2018 10:28 AM (TAu/7)

No arms and legs on water? Let me introduce you to Skip.
***********************************************************

Nah, he got body slammed into the wall, his name is Art.

Posted by: Gronk at February 21, 2018 11:03 AM (JNTt1)

324 On a restaurant table? Bill.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2018 11:03 AM (NWiLs)

325 Regardless, everybody who voted for Kaiser Wilhelm should be smacked in the face with a coal shovel.
Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 11:02 AM (CMbMd)

The electoral make up of NYC is hopeless

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 11:03 AM (SjImc)

326 At your doorstep? Matt.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2018 11:04 AM (NWiLs)

327 On a BBQ grill?

Frank

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 21, 2018 11:04 AM (nTIWK)

328 Needle parks, that is like turning on for every druggie their personal Grail Sign.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 21, 2018 11:05 AM (TpgyH)

329 163 Find a heterosexual male ice skater. THAT would be diverse...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 21, 2018 11:05 AM (ABuva)

330 325
The electoral make up of NYC is hopeless
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 11:03 AM (SjImc)

Dishonorable mention to one Carlos Danger.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 11:05 AM (CMbMd)

331 The athletes aren't content to just shut up and represent America. Instead of the weasel wording "I don't represent the President" she should admit "I don't represent America, I represent the Democrats". Rippon should admit "I don't represent America, I represent Homosexualism". They're kind of doing what the NFL did, shattering an illusion that there was some common bond between us. They show open contempt for the country that funds them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 21, 2018 11:06 AM (/qEW2)

332 The March on Washington for gun control has begun!

Millions Hundred's of Thousands Ten's of Thousands Thousands Hundreds of kids walked out of class (must of been a warm day) to march on Washington for gun control.

Posted by: WisRich at February 21, 2018 11:06 AM (G0vdT)

333 329 163 Find a heterosexual male ice skater. THAT would be diverse...
Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 21, 2018 11:05 AM (ABuva)

Most hockey teams would have some.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 11:06 AM (CMbMd)

334 In the lingerie store? Teddy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 21, 2018 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

335 316 I don't remember NYC being this dirty, even back in the 1970's & 1980's"

It's getting awfully close...

Sad to say.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 11:01 AM (7LY+6)

Remember they use to shoot dystopian movies in the South Bronx. My Mother cried when she went back to visit her old Apartment building, and her Catholic school was surrounded by a double fence of Razor wire.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 21, 2018 11:06 AM (dKiJG)

336 Last summer when I was having a really bad day I decided to go for a walk on the beach to clear my head when I came upon a woman lying on a beach towel sobbing her eyes out.

I didn't want to get involved but I felt bad for her so I asked what was the matter. She said, in my entire life I've never been hugged by a man. Would you give me a hug?

I really didn't want to get involved but again, I felt bad for her so I bent down and took her in my arms and gave her a hug.

But she was still crying. So I asked, why are you still crying? She looked at me and said, that was a nice hug but it just reminded me I've never been kissed. Would you kiss me?

No I was getting really mad but once again my better angel took over and I gave her a deep and long kiss.

I was sure that would be the end of it but no, she was still sobbing. Frustrated, I asked, now what is wrong? She answered, your kiss made me realize I've never been screwed by a man in my entire life.

So I picked her up and threw her in the ocean and said, there, now you're screwed!

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2018 11:07 AM (/tuJf)

337 280 My favorite Winter Olympics sport is synchronized swimming.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 10:49 AM (SjImc)

It is impressive the way the pound on the ice from underneath and blow bubbles, all in unison.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 21, 2018 11:07 AM (tMFgx)

338 Needle parks,...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 21, 2018 11:05 AM (TpgyH)

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

Isn't that just Seattle?

Posted by: RioBravo at February 21, 2018 11:07 AM (5NMZN)

339 331 The athletes aren't content to just shut up and represent America. Instead of the weasel wording "I don't represent the President" she should admit "I don't represent America, I represent the Democrats". Rippon should admit "I don't represent America, I represent Homosexualism". They're kind of doing what the NFL did, shattering an illusion that there was some common bond between us. They show open contempt for the country that funds them.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 21, 2018 11:06 AM (/qEW2)

"I represent the Communist Party USA Demoncrat Party."

A-Yup.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 11:07 AM (CMbMd)

340 Totaled by a millennial girl?

Brad.

Posted by: PugBot Mahon at February 21, 2018 11:08 AM (xPJvm)

341 Millions Hundred's of Thousands Ten's of Thousands Thousands Hundreds of kids walked out of class (must of been a warm day) to march on Washington for gun control.

I remember when we all walked out of class in high school. It was so we could wear jeans.
We won too.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 21, 2018 11:08 AM (O5Q3r)

342 It is impressive the way the pound on the ice from underneath and blow bubbles, all in unison.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 21, 2018 11:07 AM (tMFgx)

Yup, but the ones with small lungs tend to drop off after a bit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 11:08 AM (SjImc)

343 Armed Explosives shoved up its ass?

Muhammad.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 11:09 AM (CMbMd)

344 A woman with no arms and no legs in a fountain would be Penny.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 21, 2018 11:09 AM (nTIWK)

345 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 21, 2018 11:06 AM

Yes the SJW's are annoying as all get out. And yes, I could not root for them which I feel a bit of guilt about. BUT the majority of the athletes are there to compete and are proud to do so. Maybe I am the exception to the rule here. I love the winter Olympics.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 21, 2018 11:09 AM (+1EJs)

346 Millions Hundred's of Thousands Ten's of Thousands Thousands Hundreds of kids walked out of class (must of been a warm day) to march on Washington for gun control.


And being guarded by hundreds of uniformed and undercovered armed police and security forces. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 11:09 AM (SjImc)

347 And the 76 Olympics didn't kill anyone"

The families of the 11 workers killed during construction were given free tickets to the games...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 11:09 AM (7LY+6)

348 284 Cats, and dogs for that matter, are territorial and will defend their territory from intruders. If you have a house cat and bring in a new one they will fight until the 'new' cat adopts the smell of the house and then usually they will start getting along. But sometimes they never see eye-to-eye.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 21, 2018

*
*
I got really lucky then. I thought my two would have to be separated. But they walked warily around each other and sniffed. In an *hour* I found them, two altered males, sitting in the window together watching birds.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 21, 2018 11:10 AM (ROcGq)

349 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 10:59 AM (SjImc)

If you look at the scam they pulled to get to that figure you may question if he is just going with the flow.

The pension amount is based on the last year salary plus another calculation. What they do is require the newbies to call in sick and give the shift to the about to be retired worker.
I dont think that was the intention of the plan.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 11:10 AM (I3+56)

350 Well, these comments took a dark turn. Goddamn cats.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at February 21, 2018 11:10 AM (RD7QR)

351 Maybe I am the exception to the rule here. I love the winter Olympics.
Posted by: Minnfidel at February 21, 2018 11:09 AM (+1EJs)

Your a romantic...we need some of you to keep hope alive

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 11:10 AM (SjImc)

352 It is impressive the way the pound on the ice from underneath and blow bubbles, all in unison.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 21, 2018

LOL.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 21, 2018 11:10 AM (+1EJs)

353 I was rather proud of my kid the other night - when asked if she wanted to watch the Olympics, she said "no, I don't want to watch them prance around like they matter. I'd rather do homework."

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 21, 2018 11:11 AM (tVWQB)

354 CNN: Schtudents across Florida walk out in solidarity with shooting survivors!

LOL!

Ok sure I've got sympathy for the survivors, but I'm 29 and that means I've matured enough.

When I was a wee lad in school? I didn't give a serious shit about much. Everyone I knew was pretty much the same, and you can bet your ass we took advantage of any opportunity to walk out of school.

This is a big nothingburger outside of the fact that it's obvious this whole thing is being run by the usual Lefty goon groups.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 21, 2018 11:11 AM (4ErVI)

355 CNN: Schtudents across Florida walk out in solidarity with shooting survivors!

Like Schtudents don't require any kind of an excuse to walk out of school....

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 21, 2018 11:12 AM (tVWQB)

356 The pension amount is based on the last year salary plus another calculation. What they do is require the newbies to call in sick and give the shift to the about to be retired worker.
I dont think that was the intention of the plan.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 21, 2018 11:10 AM (I3+56)

This particular worker contributed extra to his pension for years, in full compliance with the then law, to boost his pension. And he worked there for ever.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2018 11:12 AM (SjImc)

357 It still shocks me that Chicago is headed for nasty status in the Loop. Used to be the safest and cleanest place and snobby Euros liked being sent there. Even the Loop has a soaring crime rate now.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 21, 2018 11:13 AM (MIKMs)

358 My favorite Olympic event is the Ribbon Gymnastics. It takes a real athlete to run around with paper streamers.

Posted by: gNewt at February 21, 2018 11:14 AM (71o8T)

359 289
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 09:57 AM (7LY+6)



Was there a massive thunderstorm between 3 and 4 am north of Houston? There was an enormous peal of thunder here at 3:30.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 21, 2018 10:52 AM (rp9xB)
**********************************************************I live in Copperfield and the darned thing woke me out of a sound sleep and set my truck alarm off.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at February 21, 2018 11:15 AM (JNTt1)

360 62 Still Life with Hipster Slapfight was one of his more controversial pieces.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 21, 2018 09:33 AM (RD7QR)
No actual slapping as they were busy adjusting man buns and sipping lattes.


You comedians forget his most famous work:

Still Life with Bumfight.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 21, 2018 11:15 AM (DXfIG)

361 353 I was rather proud of my kid the other night - when asked if she wanted to watch the Olympics, she said "no, I don't want to watch them prance around like they matter. I'd rather do homework."

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 21, 2018 11:11 AM (tVWQB)


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


She's a budding 'ette.

Posted by: Jackal at February 21, 2018 11:16 AM (CxtMa)

362 A still life is a painting of a bowl of fruit or a banquet table covered with food. It doesn't have fighting kittehs in it.

Maybe Frans was drunk when he titled it.

"I don't see the cats actually moving, so it must be a still life *hic*"

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 21, 2018 11:16 AM (ZM2xo)

363 360 Still Life with Bumfight.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 21, 2018 11:15 AM (DXfIG)

"An Evening with Kimbo Slice".

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 11:17 AM (CMbMd)

364 Like Schtudents don't require any kind of an excuse to walk out of school....

-
They'd walk out to protest the absence of homework.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 21, 2018 11:17 AM (+y/Ru)

365 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 21, 2018 11:15 AM (DXfIG)

Don't you have a post by a gorilla to be translating? I'm running out of my "goof off" time.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 21, 2018 11:18 AM (rp9xB)

366 US women just won the first ever medal in cross country. Not only first US medal in XC, but the gold. Well done, ladies!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2018 11:18 AM (gC2IV)

367 364 Like Schtudents don't require any kind of an excuse to walk out of school....

-
They'd walk out to protest the absence of homework.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 21, 2018 11:17 AM (+y/Ru)

CNN : "Schtudents demand Obama be re-installed as Ruler-For-Life!"

Posted by: Hikaru at February 21, 2018 11:18 AM (CMbMd)

368 live in Copperfield"

It moved NE, near Tomball, then Conroe...
Pretty good light show.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 21, 2018 11:19 AM (7LY+6)

369 The gorilla is:

[X] In
[ ] Out

Posted by: tu3031 at February 21, 2018 11:19 AM (O5Q3r)

370 Lol, that's what I get for snarking. New GP post is a go.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 21, 2018 11:19 AM (rp9xB)

371 360 Still Life with Bumfight.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 21, 2018 11:15 AM (DXfIG)

The light shining through the discarded bottle of Colt 45 was such a tasteful touch.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at February 21, 2018 11:20 AM (RD7QR)

372 Great Ape is up.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at February 21, 2018 11:20 AM (RD7QR)

373 "Still Life" simply means the objects being painted ain't quite dead yet.


And it sounds like I had the norovirus. Several other people at the dinner party I was at on Sunday came down with it, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2018 11:20 AM (Dbv1R)

374 Cats fighting. No more joyous sound at 2:30 am, especially when a couple of them are in heat. The Lord truly brought to us the inventor of the Sheridan air rifle.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at February 21, 2018 11:21 AM (xzqr4)

375 I'm not here to represent Donald Trump. I'm here to represent Bounty.

Posted by: Lindsey Vonn at February 21, 2018 11:21 AM (398bZ)

376 CNN sock-b-gone.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 21, 2018 11:21 AM (7oUUT)

377 CNN: Schtudents across Florida walk out in solidarity with shooting survivors!

-
It's so immature and stupid. Of a kind with no nukes and ban guns. War and murder are bad, mmmmkay, so we'll just not have any. Works for cancer, too. Cancer is bad, mmmmkay, so we just won't have any.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 21, 2018 11:22 AM (+y/Ru)

378 Actually minnfidel, I'm happy for you, I can remember feeling that way about the Olympics in years gone by.
I'm not terribly happy about the way my visceral reaction to SJ posing makes me unable to enjoy so many things that I used to like.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 21, 2018 11:22 AM (H0hPC)

379 US women just won the first ever medal in cross country. Not only first US medal in XC, but the gold. Well done, ladies!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 21, 2018 11:18 AM

One of the two is from MN (Jesse Diggins) and she's cute as hell! And as far as I know hasn't taken any SJW stances!

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 21, 2018 11:24 AM (+1EJs)

380 227
>>It was never the same after the end of the
predictable-but-still-amusing Soviet-era judges' vote-rigging against
Western athletes, and the East German mutant-athletes.



The East German women gave birth to the modern transgender movement wi9hout even realizing it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2018 10:27 AM (/tuJf)

I loved that stuff.
Old School Juding of Adam Rippon on a scale of one to sixCanda- 5.8
US 9!!!!
France 4.8
China .05

USSR- 0


Like friggin clockwork. I miss the good old days. Remember when they had boxing at the Olympics. The judging there was the best.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 21, 2018 11:25 AM (ymnmz)

381 My favorite Olympic event is the grand melee followed by single combat in full armor.

Posted by: Archer at February 21, 2018 11:26 AM (gbWkA)

382 Actually minnfidel, I'm happy for you, I can remember feeling that way about the Olympics in years gone by.
I'm not terribly happy about the way my visceral reaction to SJ posing makes me unable to enjoy so many things that I used to like.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 21, 2018

I try to not lump all the athletes in one basket. Not all of them are SJW's. I'll root for those who aren't.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 21, 2018 11:26 AM (+1EJs)

383 That battling pussy painting is awesome.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 21, 2018 11:27 AM (8iiMU)

384 I want to go on the record as being very much anti-murder and in totes solidarity with people who also do not support murder.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 21, 2018 11:28 AM (ks6bw)

385 Just the way I'm feeling:

Skepticism fails. I say that as a person committed to analysis by Skepticism. I've long know that a policy of doubting first would lead us to doubt that such a policy yields anything--because first we doubt anything.

But I just realized that a universal policy of skepticism question of whether we even have the faculties for skepticism. Whether what we call a "doubt" is indeed anything like a "doubt" would be. I guess I didn't realize that skepticism is the very engine of nihilism.

As I have a strong impression that the above means something (and really a pleasant feeling--and no reason to not engage--if it cannot), I chose the empirical experience that I can recognize as a refutation by contradiction. Skepticism is generally useful, it is just not universally useful.

Of course, this is probably just a modern tracing and filling of Thomas Bayes skeptical case for faith.

Yet, it remains doubt is not universally prescribable, and like all questions of prescription need to be answered by the subjective question "What do we gain?" It's clear what we gain by a special application of doubt: we gain to some degree a tested and weathered--perhaps more robust--statement that hopefully conflates less than it otherwise might. But again, to say that anything is gain, is to not doubt it is gain and to implicitly trust in the subjective act of weighing.

Posted by: Axebot at February 21, 2018 11:31 AM (vDqXW)

386 Oh, and nood.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 21, 2018 11:33 AM (ks6bw)

387 The money problem is like that across many sports. My son and I notice it even now. Even at the high school level, elite swimmers tend to come from families with cash.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at February 21, 2018 11:37 AM (gppsv)

388 Hey CBD, check out the artwork of David Nicholson. I believe he was influenced by this Frans guy.

Posted by: Rodney B Smith at February 21, 2018 12:01 PM (oJ6hK)

389 Bandwagoning is a thing in high school. That and getting out in the fresh air away from the shackles of the classroom.

I homeschooled my kid to avoid many downsides of high-school. The march through the institutions had been well underway, he got exposure to ideas he would have been carefully shielded. One advantage was that air and freedom in plenty, led to less resentment of hours spent in study. There was a lot less wasted time - gathering and sitting and coming to order and getting from class to class are time sucks. The best advantage was no lord of the flies group dynamics egged on by foolish adults with their own agendas.

When I was six our first grade teacher made us all write a letter to Ho Chi Minh pleading for release of POWs. I don't know if my reaction was typical but I had a clear sense of being used and I resented it. I knew I didn't know anything about the matter and that adults were expecting my "kidhood" to make adults weepy and interested. Nothing against Paul Galanti but I knew it was over my head and that adults were using me.

Posted by: SarahW at February 21, 2018 12:19 PM (Sp1NT)

390 There is unrest in the forest, trouble with my knees.
Kitties are the clawest, squirrels fly from the trees.
... Geddy Shoots and Leaves.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 21, 2018 12:41 PM (RuIsu)

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