Mid-Morning Open Thread

Mantegna Christ.jpg

The Dead Christ (Lamentation of Christ)
Andrea Mantegna

Posted by: CBD at 09:50 AM




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1 He's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2018 09:41 AM (FsRTQ)

2 Hey, you gonna eat that brain?

Posted by: Brain Eating Amoeba at June 14, 2018 09:41 AM (EyPfd)

3

EM CUCKLE BURR FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at June 14, 2018 09:42 AM (mPeei)

4 Hmm. No tree.

Not art.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2018 09:42 AM (FsRTQ)

5 He's dead, Jim.


*******


#ThreeDays

Posted by: Muldoon at June 14, 2018 09:42 AM (m45I2)

6 Roman single payer healthcare claims another victim.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 14, 2018 09:42 AM (EyPfd)

7 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 09:42 AM (vzLRM)

8 It looks like the dead lead singer from Quiet Riot.

Posted by: Eskimo at June 14, 2018 09:42 AM (ZYNmu)

9 "Now, place his hand in this bowl of warm water."

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 14, 2018 09:42 AM (9BLnV)

10 I would have expected the foot wounds to be more in the ankle area.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 14, 2018 09:43 AM (m45I2)

11 Lamentations of the women....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 14, 2018 09:44 AM (y8Foj)

12 REALLY disorienting angle.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 09:44 AM (RD7QR)

13 8 It looks like the dead lead singer from Quiet Riot.
Posted by: Eskimo at June 14, 2018 09:42 AM (ZYNmu)

Come on, feel the goy...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 14, 2018 09:44 AM (VM6ev)

14 Jesus was Hung and Crucified?

Posted by: Ali Watkins at June 14, 2018 09:44 AM (vV5Hi)

15 Yeah, but lookit them abs.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 09:44 AM (WDCYi)

16 6 Roman single payer healthcare claims another victim.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 14, 2018 09:42 AM (EyPfd)

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LOL!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 14, 2018 09:44 AM (qC1Sy)

17 15 Yeah, but lookit them abs.
Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 09:44 AM (WDCYi)


Gainzzz thread.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 14, 2018 09:45 AM (VM6ev)

18 I've seen this painting before and never liked it. Something about the foreshortening just puts me off.

But I am a philistine when it comes to art. I'll wait to see what Kris has to say about this piece.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 14, 2018 09:45 AM (kqsXK)

19 Even in temporary death Jesus has got the Gainzzzz.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 09:45 AM (/H5Dl)

20 I'll give him three days....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 14, 2018 09:45 AM (y8Foj)

21 Scripture says that Jesus was so beaten and bloodied that He was barely recognizable as a human being. This makes Him look as if He suffered nothing at all, other than the nail prints.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 14, 2018 09:45 AM (lwiT4)

22 The perspective is off, the foreshortening doesn't work.

It's showing the torso of a 6' guy and the legs of Tyrion Lannister.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 14, 2018 09:45 AM (fuK7c)

23 14 Jesus was Hung and Crucified?
Posted by: Ali Watkins at June 14, 2018 09:44 AM (vV5Hi)

I just knew somebody would get there.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at June 14, 2018 09:45 AM (RD7QR)

24 That sheet is probably worth a few bucks today in the booming Biblical memorabilia market.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2018 09:46 AM (FsRTQ)

25 Will tomorrow's art be about the Resurrection?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 14, 2018 09:46 AM (hMwEB)

26 18 I've seen this painting before and never liked it. Something about the foreshortening just puts me off.

But I am a philistine when it comes to art. I'll wait to see what Kris has to say about this piece.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 14, 2018 09:45 AM (kqsXK)


The perspective is correct for Christ but to my eye, not the people on the left.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 14, 2018 09:46 AM (VM6ev)

27 Well, that's grim.

BBL.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 14, 2018 09:46 AM (GNCPT)

28 It's just a flesh wound, I'm feeling much better

Posted by: *hic* at June 14, 2018 09:46 AM (FTPVM)

29 17 Gainzzz thread.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 14, 2018 09:45 AM (VM6ev)

King of Kings of Crossfit.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 09:46 AM (WDCYi)

30 I somehow thought Mary Magdalene would be younger.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 14, 2018 09:46 AM (0tfLf)

31 Dammit...
As posted at the bottom of the last thread, today is Flag Day, and I am COUNTING on the McLame announcement to happen today.

In the fictional AoSHQ Dead Pool, I have all my money riding on this.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (9chmE)

32 Unfortunately, though, the artist took a few liberties.

Christ was beaten to the point he was unrecognizable.

Gives me the shivers to think Christ went to the cross knowing full well what he would endure for our sins.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (qC1Sy)

33 He's not really dead. He's just holding his breath for a long time.
He can do that.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (y8Foj)

34 Lamenter No. 1: "It wasn't such a good Friday after all."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (FsRTQ)

35 1 He's dead, Jim.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2018 09:41 AM (FsRTQ)

Yeah, I know.

Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (gjGvH)

36 Everyone in the painting looks Italian.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (hMwEB)

37 I wouldn't hang it in my house but I would hang it in my Church if I had a Church.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (/H5Dl)

38 He's also alive

Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (gjGvH)

39 31 Dammit...
As posted at the bottom of the last thread, today is Flag Day, and I am COUNTING on the McLame announcement to happen today.

In the fictional AoSHQ Dead Pool, I have all my money riding on this.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (9chmE)

Fourth of July.

Posted by: Shep Smith at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (7HtZB)

40 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!


I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (mk7Bj)

41 The nail holes are wrongly placed. Would've been through the wrists and ankles for support. (Studies have been done using corpses.) Plus a couple of skeletons from the era have been found with Roman nails through the ankle bones.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (RfnqA)

42 He's also alive


Schroedinger's Christ.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (fuK7c)

43 Even in temporary death Jesus has got the Gainzzzz.

Jesus is just all right with me!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (kqsXK)

44 31 Dammit...
As posted at the bottom of the last thread, today is Flag Day, and I am COUNTING on the McLame announcement to happen today.

In the fictional AoSHQ Dead Pool, I have all my money riding on this.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (9chmE)

Yeah, I put some on D-Day but my hedge was the 4th of July. But today works too.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 09:49 AM (RD7QR)

45 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!


I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....
Posted by: Joe


Congratulations!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 09:49 AM (vzLRM)

46 Where's my vacuum cleaner! I want my vacuum cleaner back!

Posted by: Protokramer at June 14, 2018 09:49 AM (XcgmW)

47 I wish I could have been there for him...

Posted by: Karmic Justice at June 14, 2018 09:49 AM (FTPVM)

48 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!



Congratulations! Better start a wedding fund right quick.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 14, 2018 09:49 AM (lwiT4)

49 This work was made during the explosion of interest after the development of mathematical perspective. Mantegna, especially, became more and more daring in his compositions, exploring different perspectives and angles.

For me, because the focus is on this new element, a lot of Italian Renaissance art from this period is rather conceptually boring, but visually interesting. Mantegna represents the generation just before Michelangelo. Leonardo overlaps this era.

Here's a good video about the subject
https://youtu.be/YU5khzhizNI

Posted by: Kris at June 14, 2018 09:49 AM (OyyDO)

50 Elvis has left the building.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (rBnYq)

51 44. Happy Birthday, Donny Two Scoops!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (fA1SL)

52 Gives me the shivers to think Christ went to the cross knowing full well what he would endure for our sins.

That's one way to look at it.



Posted by: A Docestist at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (FsRTQ)

53 40 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!


I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....
Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (mk7Bj)

Congratulations!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (RD7QR)

54 40 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!


I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....
Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (mk7Bj)

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Congrats!

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (Jvty4)

55 According to Wikipedia, it was painted in 1490, so they were still playing around and experimenting with perspective.

Posted by: rickl at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (xjiRE)

56 "Jesus is just all right with me!"

Hey, wait a minute

Posted by: Doobie Brothers at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (EyPfd)

57 grammie, I thought the same thing. But I'm sure the body was carefully washed before it was laid out.

Posted by: creeper at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (Yo3dV)

58 I think I'll edge away from this thread. Later.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (m45I2)

59 congrats Joe!!
Your first?

Posted by: Karmic Justice at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (FTPVM)

60 Schroedinger's Christ.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (fuK7c)


That always reminds me of the quip about a philosopher being a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there.

BTW, thanks for the nice thoughts from you and the Imperial One yesterday. Much needed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 14, 2018 09:51 AM (kqsXK)

61 I have a friend who was explaining to her little one the meaning of Easter. She explained how Christ died, was put in a tomb for three days, and came back from the dead on the third day.. The kid had FEAR in his eyes and asked if Jesus was a zombie.

Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 09:51 AM (gjGvH)

62 Congrats Joe!
Daughters are special.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 14, 2018 09:51 AM (0tfLf)

63 52 Gives me the shivers to think Christ went to the cross knowing full well what he would endure for our sins.

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And yet, so many toss aside that sacrifice.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at June 14, 2018 09:51 AM (Jvty4)

64 Your first?
Posted by: Karmic Justice at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (FTPVM)

Yep. I'm terrified, lol

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:52 AM (mk7Bj)

65
Always had mixed feelings about this painting. In my opinion, it's value as art or religious inspiration is wildly overshadowed by the artist using the subject as a way of showing off his mad skilz in perspective.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 14, 2018 09:52 AM (XWkhW)

66 As for the painting, I'll have to re-check the Good Book, but I'm pretty sure Jesus was NOT laid out at a Motel 6 after he died.

What with the size of the mattress and the flimsy sheet....

Posted by: BurtTC at June 14, 2018 09:52 AM (9chmE)

67 Here's a good video about the subject
https://youtu.be/YU5khzhizNI

Posted by: Kris at June 14, 2018 09:49 AM (OyyDO)


And that's the sort of thing I was waiting for. I'll have to watch that over tea.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 14, 2018 09:52 AM (kqsXK)

68 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!



Congratulations! Better start a wedding fund right quick.

Posted by: grammie winger

Piffle.


Step #1: put bars on window to daughter's room.
Step #2: at age 18, obtain ladder. Use this ladder to ascend to window and remove bars. leave ladder in place.


You're done.

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 14, 2018 09:52 AM (rDwsX)

69 24 That sheet is probably worth a few bucks today in the booming Biblical memorabilia market.
Posted by: Cicero

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

Pre-Reformation there was, of course, a booming market for faux relics. Among European churches there were thousands of nails purportedly from the "true cross."

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 14, 2018 09:52 AM (RfnqA)

70 Not found in the MSM. One guess why.
Black Hawk County is one of 5 counties in Iowa that voted for Hillary and Obama.

This is the second Democrat to go to jail after threatening her...

"Iowa Man Sentence to Six Years for Tweeting Threats Against Joni Ernst"

https://tinyurl.com/y9olbebp

Posted by: Marcus T at June 14, 2018 09:52 AM (VpIIl)

71 Yep. I'm terrified, lol

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:52 AM (mk7Bj)



Perfectly natural. Almost necessary

Posted by: grammie winger at June 14, 2018 09:53 AM (lwiT4)

72 Took a nice walk with wife and dog on the beach this morning. Spent the last couple hours trying to figure out what kind of skull my nephew found out on the flats. The assumption is that it's "a seal", but there are lots of types of seals. I'd like to narrow it down, but it's missing a few parts, so the online ID guides only go so far.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 14, 2018 09:53 AM (l14X/)

73 IIRC...

Men took Jesus' body from the cross, wrapped it, and carried it to the tomb, where it was laid on a rock niche. In haste, because of the approaching sunset and start of the Sabbath.

Women thought the men hadn't done a proper job of anointing Jesus' body, so they headed out to the tomb at first light on Sunday. When they arrived, the tomb was open and the body was gone.

So, women grieving over barenaked Jesus lying on a bed is... sorta weird, even if taken as symbolic or metaphorical or whatever. I'm pretty sure no fluffy pillow nor nice bedsheets were involved at any point.

And he's awfully clean for someone just whipped, beaten, and crowned with thorns. Even the nail holes look tidy.

Then there's the weird perspective of the whole painting, but I'm not an expert on scripture or art.

Posted by: mindful webworker - the o logically at June 14, 2018 09:53 AM (yT7Mu)

74 64 Your first?
Posted by: Karmic Justice at June 14, 2018 09:50 AM (FTPVM)

Yep. I'm terrified, lol
Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:52 AM (mk7Bj)

I was never more alive than at the birth of my children.

Posted by: Karmic Justice at June 14, 2018 09:53 AM (FTPVM)

75 59, you beat me to it. Congrats Joe. I have two boys, so don't know what having a daughter is like. I hear it's quite different.

Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 09:54 AM (gjGvH)

76 Traditionally, the crucifix shows Jesus on the cross having a sort of footrest, often his feet one on the other, and a single nail piercing both.
So the artist was probably working off that concept.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 14, 2018 09:54 AM (hMwEB)

77 you beat me to it. Congrats Joe. I have two boys, so don't know what having a daughter is like. I hear it's quite different.


Sure. Just ASSUME that she's a daughter.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2018 09:54 AM (FsRTQ)

78 "It's a girl!"

Congratulations, Joe.

Posted by: creeper at June 14, 2018 09:55 AM (Yo3dV)

79 Congrats Joe!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 14, 2018 09:55 AM (hMwEB)

80 Posted by: mindful webworker - the o logically at June 14, 2018 09:53 AM (yT7Mu)



Ya, I'm convinced that a lot of these artists weren't what you'd call "Biblical Scholars."

Posted by: grammie winger at June 14, 2018 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

81 The model for this work was probably thinking this is the easiest gig ever!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 14, 2018 09:55 AM (0tfLf)

82 That sheet is probably worth a few bucks today in the booming Biblical memorabilia market.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2018 09:46 AM (FsRTQ)


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In order to tell if it's artificial or not, it has to pass the Turin test.

Posted by: Relics R' Us at June 14, 2018 09:55 AM (/qEW2)

83 75 59, you beat me to it. Congrats Joe. I have two boys, so don't know what having a daughter is like. I hear it's quite different.
Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 09:54 AM (gjGvH)

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It is...

But the granddaughters make up for it.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at June 14, 2018 09:55 AM (Jvty4)

84 Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (RfnqA)

Scripture prophecy said Jesus would not have any broken bones.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 09:55 AM (/H5Dl)

85 In the fictional AoSHQ Dead Pool, I have all my money riding on this.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (9chmE)



Yeah, I put some on D-Day but my hedge was the 4th of July. But today works too.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 09:49 AM (RD7QR)


Good grief, I hope this doesn't drag on that long.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 14, 2018 09:56 AM (9chmE)

86 Step #1: put bars on window to daughter's room.
Step #2: at age 18, obtain ladder. Use this ladder to ascend to window and remove bars. leave ladder in place.


You're done.
Posted by: Blue Hen at June 14, 2018 09:52 AM (rDwsX)


Not sure the wife would approve of this plan.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:56 AM (mk7Bj)

87 This painting is really interesting. It's fascinating to me how different artists interpret this scene. The colors here (or lack thereof) add to the somberness. I don't know if I'd want to hang this picture in my home, but I appreciate the thought behind it.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 09:56 AM (rhdgT)

88 Joe, you should limber up, do stretches and yoga, to get ready for getting wrapped around your daughter's little finger.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 14, 2018 09:56 AM (hMwEB)

89 you beat me to it. Congrats Joe. I have two boys, so don't know what having a daughter is like. I hear it's quite different.
Posted by: jim

hoo boy, is it ever. Raised one and a stepdaughter.

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 14, 2018 09:57 AM (rDwsX)

90 today is the day that Senator Shitstain can die

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 09:57 AM (y3aQB)

91 Joe! Congratulations! Our first was a girl, too. She will have you wrapped around her tiny little finger in no time.

When is the due date?

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 09:57 AM (rhdgT)

92 http://bit.ly/2MpWbkY
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stranahan: "BREAKING RED ALERT : Democrat operative involved in Obama administration HACKING of state voting systems"
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He drops the Chalupa

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 09:58 AM (y3aQB)

93 Flag Day

Army's birthday

President Trump's birthday

Heh.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at June 14, 2018 09:58 AM (Jvty4)

94 I see votermom has daughters too, lol.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 09:58 AM (rhdgT)

95 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!

I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (mk7Bj)

Congrats! You're good until she's about 10/11 years old....then look out.

Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 09:58 AM (Enq6K)

96 Hey, let's not start assigning genders just yet...

Posted by: Ben Wa at June 14, 2018 09:59 AM (FTPVM)

97 OT, but Drudge has now reached peak self-parody with his headline about the banning of child sex robots....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 14, 2018 09:59 AM (y8Foj)

98 Joe! Congratulations! Our first was a girl, too. She will have you wrapped around her tiny little finger in no time.

When is the due date?


Thanks everyone.

Due date is Oct 30, so she's almost exactly halfway along.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:59 AM (mk7Bj)

99 40
Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!





I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (mk7Bj)

Joe - Congrats to you Mrs. Joe. Awesome news.
btw - arm up. starting now. You'll need it.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 09:59 AM (jxbfJ)

100 40 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!


I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....
Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (mk7Bj)
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Congratulations!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (qC1Sy)

101 Can't even go to an ATM without getting the propaganda. Got to sit through a screen of Pride month and "Love unites us all" BS

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (OLCnA)

102 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!




I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (mk7Bj)
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Congratulations! Best moment ever. Carrying infants home for the first time is as close to sheer terror as I have ever felt. I have two daughters and they were a total joy to raise, except for prom nights. Still are total joys, though now both are married to some dudes whose names don't really matter enough to learn...

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (rBnYq)

103 >>>25 Will tomorrow's art be about the Resurrerection?
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 14, 2018 09:46 AM (hMwEB)
_________
*Swoon*

I hope it's as big as it looks!

Posted by: Ali Watkins at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (vV5Hi)

104 From Twitter :BREAKING: Bombshell IG report to weigh in on Hatch Act violations at FBI
-- specifically, employees using their official authority or influence
"to interfere with or affect the result of an election"

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (4e+hS)

105 95 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!

I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (mk7Bj)

Congrats! You're good until she's about 10/11 years old....then look out.
Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 09:58 AM (Enq6K)

When they hit 13 they want you to both die and give them money and car rides. It's a bit confusing.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (RD7QR)

106 95. Same for boys. They both started their teen years before age 13. :/

Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (gjGvH)

107 At least this painting doesn't have Medieval soldiers or Muslims in it.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (/H5Dl)

108

"Meh, I've see worse."

- Miracle Max

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 14, 2018 10:01 AM (HaL55)

109 McCain gone on Trumps birthday?
priceless

Posted by: Ben Wa at June 14, 2018 10:01 AM (FTPVM)

110 Thank heavens, for little girls, cuz little girls get bigger every day.

Posted by: Songs That Sound Creepy In Hindsight at June 14, 2018 10:01 AM (fuK7c)

111 101 Can't even go to an ATM without getting the propaganda. Got to sit through a screen of Pride month and "Love unites us all" BS
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (OLCnA)

da fuq

what bank is it?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 14, 2018 10:01 AM (hMwEB)

112 "Love unites us all" BS

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But not as much as the sex.

Posted by: G at June 14, 2018 10:01 AM (5NMZN)

113 88 Joe, you should limber up, do stretches and yoga, to get ready for getting wrapped around your daughter's little finger.
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 14, 2018 09:56 AM (hMwEB)
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Only if there is one daughter.

I have two, so, completely immune.

Oops, just a minute, I need to take this call from my youngest daughter.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 14, 2018 10:01 AM (qC1Sy)

114 103

oh dear

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 14, 2018 10:02 AM (hMwEB)

115 Chase bank

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 14, 2018 10:02 AM (OLCnA)

116 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!

Congrats!!!

Posted by: GMan at June 14, 2018 10:02 AM (sxq57)

117 Can't even go to an ATM without getting the propaganda. Got to sit through a screen of Pride month and "Love unites us all" BS
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (OLCnA)

Ask the bank ATM to spit out an extra $20, because, hey LOVE or something. See what happens....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 14, 2018 10:02 AM (y8Foj)

118 97 OT, but Drudge has now reached peak self-parody with his headline about the banning of child sex robots....
Posted by: JoeF. at June 14, 2018 09:59 AM (y8Foj)

They also need to ban animal sex robots, although Jihadis already have plentiful access to the real thing.

Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 10:02 AM (gjGvH)

119 Preparing for the IG report today. Any suggestions on a topping for a nothing burger?

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:03 AM (r9UYA)

120 stranahan: "BREAKING RED ALERT : Democrat operative involved in Obama administration HACKING of state voting systems"
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He drops the Chalupa
Posted by: Internet Tough Guy

So having access to all of the national stuff wasn't enough, and they chafed at some of it being denied them.

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 14, 2018 10:03 AM (rDwsX)

121 @adamhousley 8 minutes ago

I am told behind the scenes there is still massive frustration between Congressional investigators and Rosenstein. Meantime...agents in the bureau say Wray has made it clear...no more whistleblowers.

Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:03 AM (Enq6K)

122 Drudge is so yesterday

Posted by: Ben Wa at June 14, 2018 10:04 AM (FTPVM)

123 fwiw, I remember one lady who got an u/s that said she was having a girl, then popped out a boy

she always said it's a good thing she was awake during the birth or she'd have thought they switced babies on her

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 14, 2018 10:04 AM (hMwEB)

124 Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:03 AM (r9UYA)
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Paxil/Effexor

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:04 AM (y3aQB)

125 New study shows it costs $1,783,496.88 to raise a child now.

Posted by: Roland THTG at June 14, 2018 10:04 AM (xBSm0)

126

What's this? A new micro-Moronette?

Job well done, Joe.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 14, 2018 10:04 AM (HaL55)

127 for little girls, cuz little girls get bigger every day.
Posted by: Songs That Sound Creepy In Hindsight at June 14, 2018 10:01 AM (fuK7c)

And having an old guy singing it only made it worse.

Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 10:04 AM (gjGvH)

128 Congrats, Joe!

I have three teenage daughters. My advice is to stock up on Valurite early.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at June 14, 2018 10:05 AM (UAaKU)

129 Having a first-born girl gives me comfort. I know that when I go, there will still be someone to organize Christmas and Thanksgiving, and remind everyone when the birthdays are.



If left up to my son, holidays would come and go with unwrapped, late presents and a bag of Doritos.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 14, 2018 10:05 AM (lwiT4)

130 The perfect topping for a doj nothin' burger is:
BOURBON.

Posted by: d9 at June 14, 2018 10:05 AM (WX+x0)

131 Today looks like it's shaping up to be a big news day.

Btw, has anyone seen Trump's poll numbers? The media has been quiet. They must be pretty good.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 14, 2018 10:05 AM (y8Foj)

132 Maybe it's just the angle, but there seems to be a wound missing...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 14, 2018 10:05 AM (AM1GF)

133 you beat me to it. Congrats Joe. I have two boys, so don't know what having a daughter is like. I hear it's quite different.

I have two boys as well, and, uh...do they *ever* slow down?

Holy crap, how do they have so much energy (almost 4, and 2.5)? And lack of concern for their safety? GEEESH!

Posted by: GMan at June 14, 2018 10:05 AM (sxq57)

134 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!

I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (mk7Bj)


Hooray!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 14, 2018 10:06 AM (kqsXK)

135 Apparently, Gays are being assaulted left and right in the city

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/06/13/baltimore-safe-place-lgbtq/

Posted by: Doobie Brothers at June 14, 2018 10:06 AM (EyPfd)

136 Gives me the shivers to think Christ went to the cross knowing full well what he would endure for our sins.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 14, 2018 09:47 AM (qC1Sy)

Yeah, but at least he was out in the fresh air on Golgotha. Jerusalem was such an unhealthy environment.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 14, 2018 10:06 AM (9BLnV)

137 Breaking News: Ruth Bader Ginsburg snatched off sidewalk by a pigeon, dropped in Potomac.

Posted by: Good News Herald at June 14, 2018 10:06 AM (XcgmW)

138 Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 09:58 AM (y3aQB)

Is that where the US government tried to break into the Georgia or Alabama voting machines after being asked not to? I wonder what Obama *would* have considered a scandal.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 14, 2018 10:07 AM (rp9xB)

139 Meantime...agents in the bureau say Wray has made it clear...no more whistleblowers.

That's not how any of this works.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 14, 2018 10:07 AM (Boy/L)

140 Holes in Christ's hands are an inaccurate depiction. They crucified people through the wrists. I feel my Stigmata coming on.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:07 AM (r9UYA)

141 I have two boys as well, and, uh...do they *ever* slow down?

Holy crap, how do they have so much energy (almost 4, and 2.5)? And lack of concern for their safety? GEEESH!
Posted by: GMan at June 14, 2018 10:05 AM (sxq57)

I'm assuming you used to be a boy, right? Did your mother ever give you the Mom's curse? "I hope you have children that are just like you!" Works every time.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 14, 2018 10:08 AM (9BLnV)

142 112 "Love unites us all" BS

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But not as much as the sex.
Posted by: G at June 14, 2018 10:01 AM (5NMZN)
_________
I stand United against all the Trump administration!
I also sit United, doggie United, missionary United or pretty much any kind of Union you need for your money.

Posted by: Ali Watkins - United. Constantly at June 14, 2018 10:08 AM (vV5Hi)

143 Was that guy on a Camel cigarette commercial?

Posted by: Killerdog at June 14, 2018 10:08 AM (d+KiH)

144 I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....

Don't forget to start working your dad jokes as well.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned. at June 14, 2018 10:08 AM (IcT7t)

145 127 for little girls, cuz little girls get bigger every day.
Posted by: Songs That Sound Creepy In Hindsight at June 14, 2018 10:01 AM (fuK7c)

And having an old guy singing it only made it worse.
Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 10:04 AM (gjGvH)

With a French accent: "Cuz leetle gurrls get beeger every dayyyy...." Yeah, just step away from my daughter, Maurice, or you'll be singing soprano.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:08 AM (RD7QR)

146 128 Congrats, Joe!

I have three teenage daughters. My advice is to stock up on Valurite early.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at June 14, 2018 10:05 AM (UAaKU)

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Haha.

Reminds me of being a single dad of two teenage daughters. I'll never forget my youngest getting embarrassed when I started talking about, umm, stuff.

I don't remember exactly what my youngest said, but I looked at her and asked her if she saw anyone else around to discuss this kind if thing.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 14, 2018 10:08 AM (qC1Sy)

147 Apparently, Gays are being assaulted left and right in the city



http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/06/13/baltimore-safe-place-lgbtq/

Posted by: Doobie Brothers at June 14, 2018 10:06 AM (EyPfd)
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The police department is creating a safe place for the GLBT first since they are so precious. Eventually they might get around to creating safe places for everyone else. Priorities!

Posted by: G at June 14, 2018 10:09 AM (5NMZN)

148 129 If left up to my son, holidays would come and go with unwrapped, late presents and a bag of Doritos.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 14, 2018 10:05 AM (lwiT4)


What's with the Doritos h8? my daughter is our one and only, and i think she would do the late/unwrapped presents but eat the bag of doritos.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot at June 14, 2018 10:09 AM (wfdhz)

149 >>124
Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:03 AM (r9UYA)

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Paxil/Effexor

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy

LOL

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:09 AM (r9UYA)

150 134.

As young teens a lot more talk-back and fighting with the parental units, tons more food, more angst. I understand this eventually ends. Good kids (mostly) but teen years hard on them as they start stretching their wings but don't have the frontal lobe development yet to make good well informed decisions.

Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 10:09 AM (gjGvH)

151 As someone mentioned above, Christ's torso is correct, but his legs are way too small. Even more so, notice his feet. Even artists devoted to naturalism must give way to reality. His feet are rendered small because at this angle, normal-sized feet would block the viewer's view of the body.

This work is famous for its perspective and technical skill but I have never read anything that praises it much for anything else.

Posted by: Kris at June 14, 2018 10:09 AM (OyyDO)

152 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 14, 2018 10:07 AM (rp9xB)
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I believe so

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:09 AM (y3aQB)

153 144 I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....

Don't forget to start working your dad jokes as well.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned. at June 14, 2018 10:08 AM (IcT7t)


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You know when a run-of-the-mill pun achieves Dad Joke status?

when the punchline becomes apparent.

Posted by: reason at June 14, 2018 10:10 AM (q/kmn)

154 Richard Blumenhole @SenBlumenthal

Spoiler alert: President Trump's cronies have already readied their talking points to exaggeratedistort the facts of tomorrow's DOJ IG report and spin them into a false narrative about the Special Counsel investigation.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at June 14, 2018 10:10 AM (e8kgV)

155 Breaking News: Ruth Bader Ginsburg snatched off sidewalk by a pigeon, dropped in Potomac.

Posted by: Good News Herald at June 14, 2018 10:06 AM (XcgmW)


Oh, I don't believe that.


Now, if you had said it was an owl or a falcon.....

Posted by: BurtTC at June 14, 2018 10:10 AM (9chmE)

156 135 Apparently, Gays are being assaulted left and right in the city

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/06/13/baltimore-safe-place-lgbtq/
Posted by: Doobie Brothers at June 14, 2018 10:06 AM (EyPfd)

Unpossible, only sister-humping deplorables assault gays.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:10 AM (RD7QR)

157 I'm assuming you used to be a boy, right? Did your mother ever give you the Mom's curse? "I hope you have children that are just like you!" Works every time.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male


I believed that curse and it scared me so bad that I didn't have kids.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 10:10 AM (vzLRM)

158 I'm assuming you used to be a boy, right? Did your mother ever give you the Mom's curse? "I hope you have children that are just like you!" Works every time.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 14, 2018 10:08 AM (9BLnV)
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Oh boy, is that the truth. My late MIL must have said that to my husband because did we ever get that.

My mom would stare in amazement at something my kids did when they were little and she said, "You kids never did that." I said, "I know."

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:11 AM (rhdgT)

159
I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....

Don't forget to start working your dad jokes as well.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned. at June 14, 2018 10:08 AM (IcT7t)







And your photobombing skills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=704KaG7KWe8

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 14, 2018 10:11 AM (XWkhW)

160 134 Well, on a lighter note, the wife had an ultrasound the other day, and we're going to have a daughter!

I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 14, 2018 09:48 AM (mk7Bj)


May everything happen in its time. I have two daughters, and ...ummmmm....holy crap. They become teenagers at about 8 years old and basically mess with your head forever after. Wouldn't change a thing about them.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at June 14, 2018 10:11 AM (CPk08)

161 Due date is Oct 30, so she's almost exactly halfway along.

That's when my oldest daughter was born. I sooo wanted a Halloween baby. Congratulations!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 14, 2018 10:11 AM (zRZaJ)

162 When they hit 13 they want you to both die and give them money and car rides. It's a bit confusing.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (RD7QR)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:11 AM (0/+vJ)

163 Did your mother ever give you the Mom's curse? "I hope you have children that are just like you!" Works every time.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male

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*nods vigorously*

The curse even extends to g-babies!

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at June 14, 2018 10:12 AM (Jvty4)

164 Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:03 AM (Enq6K)

Going to the mattresses now.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 14, 2018 10:12 AM (rBnYq)

165 I wonder what Obama *would* have considered a scandal.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 14, 2018 10:07 AM (rp9xB)

Hacking his teleprompter.

"And we will make the world a better place.....one assassination at a time.....hey, what's going on?"

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 14, 2018 10:12 AM (9BLnV)

166 Under Fire, the crucifixions whose remains survive seem mainly to have nailed just the feet, roping the hands.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 14, 2018 10:12 AM (JqpQU)

167 My mom would stare in amazement at something my kids did when they were little and she said, "You kids never did that." I said, "I know."
Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:11 AM (rhdgT)

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I got paid back in spades by my kids. I was something else as a kid and, well, it certainly came around.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 14, 2018 10:13 AM (qC1Sy)

168 Meantime...agents in the bureau say Wray has made it clear...no more whistleblowers.

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I don't want to live in that kind of world.

Posted by: Shep. at June 14, 2018 10:13 AM (q/kmn)

169 There's also that day the older decided it wasn't seemly to be hugging mom and dad anymore. Little one not quite at that stage yet.

Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 10:13 AM (gjGvH)

170 I wonder what Obama *would* have considered a scandal.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 14, 2018 10:07 AM (rp9xB)

Hacking his teleprompter.

"And we will make the world a better place.....one assassination at a time.....hey, what's going on?"
Posted by: Anonymous White Male


He was never with it enough to catch it.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 10:14 AM (vzLRM)

171 121
@adamhousley 8 minutes ago



I am told behind the scenes there is still massive frustration
between Congressional investigators and Rosenstein. Meantime...agents in
the bureau say Wray has made it clear...no more whistleblowers.

Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:03 AM (Enq6K)


Threatening his troops with punishment for exposing crimes of his organization? Is this more obstruction?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:14 AM (ymnmz)

172 Senator Dick Stolenvalor would know all about exaggerations and outright lies.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 14, 2018 10:14 AM (JqpQU)

173 As young teens a lot more talk-back and fighting with the parental units,

Getting that now! Uggh!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (0/+vJ)

174 166. First time offenders. Roman law was merciful.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (fA1SL)

175 I got paid back in spades by my kids. I was something else as a kid and, well, it certainly came around.
Posted by: Blake


See? That's what scared the crap out of me.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (vzLRM)

176 Holes in Christ's hands are an inaccurate depiction. They crucified people through the wrists. I feel my Stigmata coming on.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:07 AM (r9UYA)

Again , scripture says palms.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (/H5Dl)

177 >>166
Under Fire, the crucifixions whose remains survive seem mainly to have nailed just the feet, roping the hands.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo

Interesting. Talk about a slow painful death.

Bleeding out from your feet.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (r9UYA)

178 166 Under Fire, the crucifixions whose remains survive seem mainly to have nailed just the feet, roping the hands.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 14, 2018 10:12 AM (JqpQU)


They still do crucifixions in Africa. They nail the hands there + tie them. At least, the survivors I saw.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (CPk08)

179 First time offenders. Roman law was merciful.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (fA1SL)
Compared to the Persians, yes they were.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 14, 2018 10:16 AM (y8Foj)

180 New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week and the number of Americans on jobless rolls declined to a near 44-1/2-year low, pointing to a rapidly tightening labor market.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 14, 2018 10:16 AM (Boy/L)

181 See? That's what scared the crap out of me.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (vzLRM)

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Still worth it, though. Even the tough times.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 14, 2018 10:16 AM (qC1Sy)

182 177 >>166
Under Fire, the crucifixions whose remains survive seem mainly to have nailed just the feet, roping the hands.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo

Interesting. Talk about a slow painful death.

Bleeding out from your feet.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (r9UYA)

I seem to recall that the usual cause of death was either dehydration or suffocation.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:16 AM (RD7QR)

183 177
>>166

Under Fire, the crucifixions whose remains survive seem mainly to have nailed just the feet, roping the hands.



Posted by: Boulder t'hobo

Interesting. Talk about a slow painful death.

Bleeding out from your feet.



Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (r9UYA)

Actually what kills someone being crucified is positional asphyxia.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (jxbfJ)

184 162 When they hit 13 they want you to both die and give them money and car rides. It's a bit confusing.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (RD7QR)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:11 AM (0/+vJ)

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When they hit pre-teen, God deems their entire cranium a construction zone, sets up the "Sorry for Our Mess!" signs, and demolishes everything within down to the load-bearing studs and rafters.

IF YOU ARE LUCKY...there's a Grand Re-Opening somewhere around 21-25 years of age.

Posted by: reason at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (q/kmn)

185 I miss the days when they would run to hug me when you picked them up at school.

Now I bear hug KTE when I want.
KTY is at a prickly age - approach with caution. She is also a 2nd level blackbelt so she can block unwanted hugs with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (hMwEB)

186 Again , scripture says palms.

This works if a) the wrists were also tied and/or b) his feet were bearing weight.

I see no controversy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (Boy/L)

187 We enrolled teen at community college for a summer course. We got no bill-but got a notice today (You have been removed from summer classes for not paying your bill). So we called up. We're his parents. We're paying the bill. Can you tell us how much he owes? No; He's 18. Can you get into into the system so that we can pay the bill; Nope; he's 18.

The boy will kill us if we can't get him signed up for a Pre Calculus Course in the summer.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (0/+vJ)

188 I seem to recall that the usual cause of death was either dehydration or suffocation.
Posted by: joncelli,

And the taunts from the A-hole on his left

Posted by: Bruce at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (8ikIW)

189 WaPo warming up "Republicans Seize" and getting ready to take it out for a spin.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (rBnYq)

190 167

Yeah, I believe partially a genetic thing. My siblings and I were rough and tumble, always fighting and getting into trouble. My nephews, nieces, and children are like that too. Almost if they took those traits from the wife and me.

Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (gjGvH)

191 I am told behind the scenes there is still massive frustration

between Congressional investigators and Rosenstein. Meantime...agents in

the bureau say Wray has made it clear...no more whistleblowers.



Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:03 AM (Enq6K)


Threatening his troops with punishment for exposing crimes of his organization? Is this more obstruction?


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:14 AM (ymnmz)


I don't really understand it, but whistleblower is a specific legal term, right?

So is it possible when he says "no more whistleblowers," he's not saying "keep your mouth shut," what he COULD be saying is, if you have something to say, talk to the people with prosecutorial powers, or else risk facing prosecution yourself.


In other words, you ain't a whistleblower. You are a witness... or you are a defendant.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (9chmE)

192 So findings of IG report are starting to leak out. It may be as weak as we feared.

One news report says the IG stated that Comey "Deviated" from normal procedures, making the FBI look bad.

Deviated? Really?

Posted by: WisRich at June 14, 2018 10:19 AM (G0vdT)

193 Sessions warns more firings could be coming following DOJ report


Well golly gee whiz Jeff. Firings? Can I be fired when I don't file my tax returns for like 10 years. FOAD.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:19 AM (r9UYA)

194 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (jxbfJ)
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Yep!

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:19 AM (y3aQB)

195 Be off me, you musical group sock.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 14, 2018 10:19 AM (EyPfd)

196 162
When they hit 13 they want you to both die and give them money and car rides. It's a bit confusing.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:00 AM (RD7QR)



LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:11 AM (0/+vJ)


So you have met my kids.? LOL

I like how they tell me I am cheap cause I only buy retail when it's on sale, even though they don't have jobs and need me to buy them all the internet and phones they want.

You want what? Do you want it bad enough to get a job and save your money instead of asking the cheap old man?
Dad, can I put this recurring payment on your credit card so I can play world at war? No? Wahhh your cheap. How bout you go down to game stop with your own cash and buy a 1 year subscription gift card for yourself?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:20 AM (ymnmz)

197 Under Fire, the crucifixions whose remains survive seem mainly to have nailed just the feet, roping the hands.

=

proly correct, would fall off after a few hours if nailed in the hands or wrists

Posted by: runner at June 14, 2018 10:20 AM (bUjCl)

198 Posted by: WisRich at June 14, 2018 10:19 AM (G0vdT)
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WHO "leaked" It

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:20 AM (y3aQB)

199 First time offenders. Roman law was merciful.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (fA1SL)

Yeah, the Messiah got away with crucifixion on his first offense. Crucifixion was the best thing the Romans ever did for the people of Judea. Better even than the aqueduct. Nail 'em up, I say! Nail some sense into 'em.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 14, 2018 10:20 AM (9BLnV)

200 187
We enrolled teen at community college for a summer course. We got no
bill-but got a notice today (You have been removed from summer classes
for not paying your bill). So we called up. We're his parents. We're
paying the bill. Can you tell us how much he owes? No; He's 18. Can you
get into into the system so that we can pay the bill; Nope; he's 18.



The boy will kill us if we can't get him signed up for a Pre Calculus Course in the summer.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (0/+vJ)

Thank FERPA for that. Student must sign a waiver to allow parents any access to his school records.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 10:20 AM (jxbfJ)

201 Sessions warns more firings could be coming following DOJ report

...after a refreshing nap

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 14, 2018 10:20 AM (JqpQU)

202 Anyone want fries with their nothing burger ??

2 years for BS

Posted by: REDACTED at June 14, 2018 10:21 AM (iOL28)

203 I assume most have heard of doubting Thomas .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 10:21 AM (/H5Dl)

204 Wouldn't it better to pray that Sessions has integrity and does things right rather than that he FOAD.? Too much FOAD around here, IMO. Samatha Bee, Sessions. Anyone people don't like. It makes our side look bad. The tolerant right.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:21 AM (0/+vJ)

205 >>>147 Apparently, Gays are being assaulted left and right in the city



http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/06/13/baltimore-safe-place-lgbtq/

Posted by: Doobie Brothers at June 14, 2018 10:06 AM (EyPfd)
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The police department is creating a safe place for the GLBT first since they are so precious. Eventually they might get around to creating safe places for everyone else. Priorities!
Posted by: G at June 14, 2018 10:09 AM (5NMZN)
__________
Ain't a damn safe space in this whole city.

Had to scream and threaten a well dressed Man in a Mercedes who parked his car in MY parking pad at 10pm last night because it's hard to find parking this late.

You know what else is hard? The baseball bat I'm gonna take to your Mercedes if you don't move it asshole.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu in Baltimore at June 14, 2018 10:21 AM (vV5Hi)

206 I seem to recall that the usual cause of death was either dehydration or suffocation.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:16 AM (RD7QR)


Yeah. Bit of both. The nail wounds can give you a nasty bone infection, but that isn't what kills.

Hey, maybe you could get tetanus from them, though. Good reason to get your shots: it's the ultimate in stepping on a rusty nail, I guess. Wouldn't want to die of tetanus while you were right in the middle of a crucifixion.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at June 14, 2018 10:21 AM (CPk08)

207 198 Posted by: WisRich at June 14, 2018 10:19 AM (G0vdT)
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WHO "leaked" It
Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:20 AM (y3aQB)

I got it from "The Hill" which references Bloomberg.

Posted by: WisRich at June 14, 2018 10:21 AM (G0vdT)

208 Fen, that's the way our community college system is too, even if the kids are under 18. What you do is you sit down with your son, write down everything you need to know to get into his account (user id and password), then you can get in there to the payment part.

The CC never sends a bill, nor does it send a reminder. Instead, as soon as you register you can pay the bill, or there is a date by which you must pay or you will be unregistered. When that happens, that's pretty easy to fix - just have your son re-register and pay the bill right then. Because when that "pay by" date passes, you only have 24 hours after re-registering to pay or he will get bumped again.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:22 AM (rhdgT)

209 191
I am told behind the scenes there is still massive frustration


between Congressional investigators and Rosenstein. Meantime...agents in


the bureau say Wray has made it clear...no more whistleblowers.





Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:03 AM (Enq6K)


Threatening his troops with punishment for exposing crimes of his organization? Is this more obstruction?




Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:14 AM (ymnmz)


I don't really understand it, but whistleblower is a specific legal term, right?

So
is it possible when he says "no more whistleblowers," he's not saying
"keep your mouth shut," what he COULD be saying is, if you have
something to say, talk to the people with prosecutorial powers, or else
risk facing prosecution yourself.


In other words, you ain't a whistleblower. You are a witness... or you are a defendant.


Posted by: BurtTC at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (9chmE)


Maybe. Could be true. Does that hold water? IDK. As we all know....I am not a lawyer.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:22 AM (ymnmz)

210 Again , scripture says palms.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 10:15 AM (/H5Dl)

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Christ was to be made an example of. Don't doubt for a second they would have gone with something deemed abnormal and more painful. I'm no expert, but I'm guessing there's more pain to be felt in hands than wrists.

Posted by: reason at June 14, 2018 10:22 AM (q/kmn)

211 Thank FERPA for that. Student must sign a waiver to allow parents any access to his school records.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 10:20 AM (jxbfJ)

Yes, now I sort of recall that. is this a legal sort of thing you have to have done by a lawyer or what?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:23 AM (0/+vJ)

212 oh, and Robert Howard's crucifixion scene in A Witch Shall Be Born is epic. Spoiler: it doesn't work on Conan.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 14, 2018 10:23 AM (JqpQU)

213 Representative Martha McSally is a One.

She is talking to Varney now.


Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at June 14, 2018 10:24 AM (8iiMU)

214 We're his parents. We're paying the bill. Can you tell us how much he
owes? No; He's 18. Can you get into into the system so that we can pay
the bill; Nope; he's 18.


Advice for you Fen: Have your son sign a Power of Attorney and a Medical POA as well. File those with the school. At that point you are back in the drivers seat and they can share all the information. I did this for my children and I think everyone should.
The Medical POA is absolutely crucial. Schools are not allowed to share any information at all with parents, and if your child has depression issues that can present serious challenges. They will not even tell you your child is in trouble unless you have this on file.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 14, 2018 10:24 AM (rBnYq)

215 When they hit pre-teen, God deems their entire cranium a construction zone, sets up the "Sorry for Our Mess!" signs, and demolishes everything within down to the load-bearing studs and rafters.


I told mine (who, thank God, are boys. I have firearms and if I had teen girls I'm sure I'd have...never mind).

I told mine shortly before they became teenagers that they were about to be stupid. They were smart kids, but teenagers are stupid and they shouldn't be too disturbed by suddenly becoming stupid and with luck they'd come out the other end smart again.

Results are kind of mixed, but they're young "adults", so the verdict is not in.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 14, 2018 10:24 AM (fuK7c)

216 Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:22 AM (rhdgT)

Thanks. This more information than that the school communicated to us. They might have told him but he didn't pass it on. I think this stinks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:24 AM (0/+vJ)

217 Also according to scripture they usually broke the legs of the crucified, though they left Jesus alone.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 10:25 AM (/H5Dl)

218 I do not think Comeys reputation will be rising again in the next 3 days, if ever.

Posted by: Garbone at June 14, 2018 10:25 AM (9dH/8)

219 "While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey's part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice," Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the report's conclusions, which were obtained Thursday by Bloomberg News.


No political bias???

Didn't look very hard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2018 10:25 AM (FsRTQ)

220 Since the art thread is carrying a Christian theme these days, I would submit the Caravaggio "Doubting Thomas" piece. I believe this piece spawned the "picture is worth a thousand words" truism.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 14, 2018 10:25 AM (ty7RM)

221 >>213
Representative Martha McSally is a One.

Pretty rough. Too much time in the tanning booth.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:26 AM (r9UYA)

222 Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 14, 2018 10:24 AM (rBnYq)

Thanks. That's quite helpful. I appreciate it.

Now I feel like a dolt.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:26 AM (0/+vJ)

223 217. The breaking of the legs was to speed it along. In Jesus case he was already dead, so they speared him on the side instead.

Posted by: jim at June 14, 2018 10:26 AM (gjGvH)

224 When they blow out the candles on their 13th birthday, that loud "SNAP" you hear is their brain shutting off. It doesn't come on again until the candles go out on the 20th birthday.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 14, 2018 10:27 AM (0tfLf)

225 Posted by: WisRich at June 14, 2018 10:21 AM (G0vdT)
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There ya go
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https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1006959082069286912.html

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:27 AM (y3aQB)

226 154
Richard Blumenhole @SenBlumenthal

Spoiler alert: President
Trump's cronies have already readied their talking points to
exaggeratedistort the facts of tomorrow's DOJ IG report and spin them
into a false narrative about the Special Counsel investigation.


Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at June 14, 2018 10:10 AM (e8kgV)
Democrats seize on the Republicans "seize on" talking points, talking point.
Wheels within wheels man

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:27 AM (ymnmz)

227 Got a work email reminding us all it was gay pride month.

They were also good enough to mention that today was flag day.

June 14: Flag Day in the United States, observed to celebrate the history and symbolism of the American flag.

and then it took an unexpected turn . . .

15th Eid al Fitr, first day or Islamic month of Shawwal, marking the end of Ramadan. Many muslims attend communal prayers listen t khutba (sermon0 and give zakat al fit Fitr (charity in the form of food) during the Eid al Fitr.

Also Native American Citizenship day, commemorating day int 1924 when the US congress passed legislation recognizing the citizenship of Native Americans.

June 16: the Martydom of Guru Arjan Dev, observed by members of the Sikh Faith. He was the fifth Sikh guru and the first Sikh martyr.
============

So, what do you supposed would happen if I pointed out that if they are listing religious holy days/martyrs they might have missed just a "few" catholic ones in the month of June? Not sure about any Jewish Holidays etc.

Honestly the email feels like a provocation. A stupid provocation, but not saying anything just encourages more stupid provocations.

I don't might the political recognitions as much as going religious, if you are going to do it, excluding the martyrs of some religions and not others is favoritism.

Are the people in HR departments really this dumb or is it deliberate? What would a real moron do?

Posted by: simplemind at June 14, 2018 10:27 AM (A2MIF)

228 >>>217 Also according to scripture they usually broke the legs of the crucified, though they left Jesus alone.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 10:25 AM (/H5Dl)
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IIRC Breaking the legs was considered an actor mercy as it caused death sooner. Unbroken legs prolonged the pain as it allowed the crucified to prop their chest out and breath for longer as their lungs gave out.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu in Baltimore at June 14, 2018 10:28 AM (vV5Hi)

229 They put the blanket across his legs to hide his calves. That because his holy book was the BI-ble.

Posted by: Dom Mazetti at June 14, 2018 10:28 AM (7GvOR)

230 186 Again , scripture says palms.

This works if a) the wrists were also tied and/or b) his feet were bearing weight.

I see no controversy.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 14, 2018 10:18 AM (Boy/L)

Someone once explained to me that in ancient Greek, "palm" includes the wrist too. But I'm sure there was more than one way to crucify someone. Artwork from the time shows different positions and procedures. Surely the shift manager had preferences, and the farther away one got from Rome, the more "creative" he becomes.

Posted by: Kris at June 14, 2018 10:28 AM (OyyDO)

231 204 Wouldn't it better to pray that Sessions has integrity and does things right rather than that he FOAD.? Too much FOAD around here, IMO. Samatha Bee, Sessions. Anyone people don't like. It makes our side look bad. The tolerant right.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:21 AM (0/+vJ)

There's no time for tolerance.

Only time for macho posturing about violent reprisal without actually doing anything about it!

Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 10:28 AM (WDCYi)

232 When do the mass arrests and perp walks begin? Have I missed them yet?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 14, 2018 10:29 AM (UBzPO)

233 Congratulations Joe! That's wonderful.

And we certainly need lots more little 'Murican! babies, so get to work the rest of you Morons!!!

Posted by: IrishEi at June 14, 2018 10:29 AM (HiDrR)

234 Thanks. This more information than that the school communicated to us. They might have told him but he didn't pass it on. I think this stinks.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:24 AM (0/+vJ)
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You're welcome. The only reason I know all this is that my kids started taking a class or two at the CC when they were 16 or 17, and I would go with them for the initial visits. Because they were dual-enrolled, they would go through and explain all this stuff to us (the "regular" enrollees would go through orientation, but we didn't have to do that).

For the next session, if you go on your CC website after registration starts, they will probably have a reminder to pay by a certain date or you will be dropped from the class. That way you can put it on your calendar.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:29 AM (rhdgT)

235 15th Eid al Fitr, first day or Islamic month of Shawwal, marking the end of Ramadan. Many muslims attend communal prayers listen t khutba (sermon0 and give zakat al fit Fitr (charity in the form of food) during the Eid al Fitr.

=====

That was programmed into my Iphone on the calendar. And I cannot find a way to delete it.

Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:30 AM (Enq6K)

236 Richard Blumenhole @SenBlumenthal

Spoiler alert: President
Trump's cronies have already readied their talking points to
exaggeratedistort the facts of tomorrow's DOJ IG report and spin them
into a false narrative about the Special Counsel investigation

lying sack of shit has the nerve to whine about truthfulness of others. Stench at 11:00.

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 14, 2018 10:30 AM (rDwsX)

237 "Breaking the legs was considered an actor mercy as it caused death sooner"

I know we have said some unkind things about Hollywood, but crucifying the actors is a bit much.

Save that for Rob Reiner and Disney management.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 14, 2018 10:31 AM (JqpQU)

238 Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 10:28 AM (WDCYi)

Well, the whole FOAD just looks like angry sophomoric posturing. I wonder if these people are even contacting Sessions to encourage him to get his but into gear-if that's what they think?.

I always hated that term anyway even unnconnected to politics.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:31 AM (0/+vJ)

239 Democrats seize on the Republicans "seize on" talking points, talking point.
Wheels within wheels man

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:27 AM (ymnmz)
--

A whole lot of posturing ahead of IG report.

Posted by: WisRich at June 14, 2018 10:32 AM (G0vdT)

240 219
"While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey's part,
we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically
from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the
perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of
justice," Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the report's
conclusions, which were obtained Thursday by Bloomberg News.





No political bias???



Didn't look very hard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2018 10:25 AM (FsRTQ)


First you have to look. Jeebus.
The old he violated every tennaof procedure and due dilegence and care, but he didn't mean to defense. AGAIN!!!
These F-ers always break the law without meaning to.

Here is my headline for the story.

IG report finds that DOJ and FBI broke the law in this investigation repeatedly over a long period of time. IG says they didn't mean to. DERP!



Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:32 AM (ymnmz)

241 Only time for macho posturing about violent reprisal without actually doing anything about it!

And I am NOT endorsing violent reprisal against Sessions either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:32 AM (0/+vJ)

242 Sources say IG Report delayed by unidentified sources.

Posted by: sources say at June 14, 2018 10:32 AM (Tnijr)

243 Posted by: simplemind at June 14, 2018 10:27 AM (A2MIF)

The holiday notices I want at work are those that come with paid time off.

Posted by: not the mama at June 14, 2018 10:33 AM (t2AQi)

244
I always hated that term anyway even unnconnected to politics.


Concern:
[X] Noted

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:33 AM (r9UYA)

245 Posted by: Puzzling Coincidence at June 14, 2018 10:32 AM (PvmPT)

You needs troll is a nothingburger. LULZ. Adios

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:33 AM (0/+vJ)

246 You people are making Fenelon say FOAD, even in opposition.

You should be ashamed of yourselves.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 14, 2018 10:34 AM (fuK7c)

247 So, what do you supposed would happen if I pointed out that if they are listing religious holy days/martyrs they might have missed just a "few" catholic ones in the month of June? Not sure about any Jewish Holidays etc.

Honestly the email feels like a provocation. A stupid provocation, but not saying anything just encourages more stupid provocations.

I don't might the political recognitions as much as going religious, if you are going to do it, excluding the martyrs of some religions and not others is favoritism.

Are the people in HR departments really this dumb or is it deliberate? What would a real moron do?
Posted by: simplemind at June 14, 2018 10:27 AM (A2MIF)


June is generally empty of Jewish holidays this year. Although July 1 is a fast day (17 Tammuz).

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at June 14, 2018 10:34 AM (CPk08)

248 Oh and Fen, with regard to the FERPA thing, that's just some paper that your son would need to sign over at the CC. He could ask at the information desk there and they would know where to send him for that, probably to the guidance counselor's office.

Huck does a lot more, which I never would have thought of and seems to be a good idea, but the basic FERPA thing is just so that the school can talk to you about your son with his permission, and doesn't require anything more than his signing the form at the school.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:34 AM (rhdgT)

249 Oh, Happy B-day to President Trump. May the IG report be a nice present.

Posted by: WisRich at June 14, 2018 10:35 AM (G0vdT)

250 http://bit.ly/2MtYhQO
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'Really Reckless': Turley Says Rosenstein's 'Subpoena' Threat Was a Serious Mistake | Fox News Insider

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:35 AM (y3aQB)

251 That was programmed into my Iphone on the calendar. And I cannot find a way to delete it.
Posted by: Tami


Somewhere in settings you can pick which holiday calendars the iPhone uses.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 10:35 AM (vzLRM)

252 Happy, happy World Cup starts today. So sad no U.S.A.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 14, 2018 10:35 AM (Bdeb0)

253 CLAP ON


On Election Day, November 8, no one really believed Mr. Trump had a
chance -- including the Russians, who had never pivoted back to promoting
him, and who, it could be argued, gave Green Party candidate Jill Stein
more favorable coverage.


CLAP OFF ... James Clapper

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at June 14, 2018 10:35 AM (e8kgV)

254 Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:33 AM (r9UYA)

Don't really care if you note it or note. I'm not the one who looks bad here. I can look bad for any number of things, but screaming that acronymn like a tough guy internet loser is not one of them.

Cheerio

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:35 AM (0/+vJ)

255 247 You people are making Fenelon say FOAD, even in opposition.

You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 14, 2018 10:34 AM (fuK7c)

We will not rest until she's howling for Deffskwadz and people getting the Pinochet treatment.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 10:36 AM (WDCYi)

256 240
219

"While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey's part,

we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically

from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the

perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of

justice," Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the report's

conclusions, which were obtained Thursday by Bloomberg News.








No political bias???





Didn't look very hard.



Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2018 10:25 AM (FsRTQ)



Here is my headline for the story:

IG
report finds that DOJ and FBI broke the law in this investigation
repeatedly over a long period of time. IG says there was strong evidence that they simply did it for the LULZ

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:36 AM (ymnmz)

257 A human can't be ready for hours to take over on less than a seconds notice.

Just saw this on the sidebar. I find it difficult to believe that the minds that created self driving cars did not think of this simple fact. And it IS a fact.

Posted by: Bill R. at June 14, 2018 10:36 AM (IuYIh)

258 That was programmed into my Iphone on the calendar. And I cannot find a way to delete it.
Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:30 AM (Enq6K)
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Your iPhone must be woker than mine. Mine just shows Flag Day, thank goodness. God bless America.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:36 AM (rhdgT)

259 Hey, wait a minute
Posted by: Doobie Brothers

Sure.

Posted by: the Byrds at June 14, 2018 10:36 AM (7LY+6)

260 Jesus, report isn't even out yet and people are already trying to spin it. Maybe we should just READ THE REPORT.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:37 AM (RD7QR)

261 'Really Reckless': Turley Says Rosenstein's 'Subpoena' Threat Was a Serious Mistake | Fox News Insider

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:35 AM (y3aQB)

Didn't that happen 5 months ago though? If there were to be any consequences for that they should've happened already. I would've thought they'd have been screaming from the rooftops the day it happened.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 14, 2018 10:37 AM (UBzPO)

262 Sessions warns more firings could be coming following DOJ report

"Warns"

"Firings"

"Could"

But I'm the lazy cynical slob for saying the IG report would be nothing but bukakke theater for the rubes.

Lois Lerner must be wetting herself in sheer glee right now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 14, 2018 10:38 AM (kqsXK)

263 240
219

"While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey's part,

we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically

from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the

perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of

justice," Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the report's

conclusions, which were obtained Thursday by Bloomberg News.








No political bias???





Didn't look very hard.



Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2018 10:25 AM (FsRTQ)



Seems like someone owes Mortimer a dollar for the bet that they could bankrupt the whole FBI and DOJ and get away with it.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:38 AM (ymnmz)

264
Paul Sperry
@paulsperry_
BREAKING: Bombshell IG report to weigh in on Hatch Act violations at FBI -- specifically, employees using their official authority or influence "to interfere with or affect the result of an election"

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:38 AM (y3aQB)

265 Are the people in HR departments really this dumb or is it deliberate? What would a real moron do?


Posted by: simplemind at June 14, 2018 10:27 AM (A2MIF)

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Step 1) CORRECT IT.
Step 2) Throw in a FOAD?
Step 3) ????
Step 4) Reply-All

Posted by: reason at June 14, 2018 10:38 AM (q/kmn)

266 Maybe we should just READ THE REPORT.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:37 AM (RD7QR)
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Oh sure. Next you'll be telling us to READ THE POSTS. As if.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:39 AM (rhdgT)

267 The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night declared what it called a
"climate emergency" with more global significance than World War II, and
demanded an immediate effort to "humanely stabilize population" and
"reverse ecological overshoot."- foxnews.com

You know who else 'humanely' stabilized populations?

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:39 AM (r9UYA)

268
But I'm the lazy cynical slob for saying the IG report would be nothing but bukakke theater for the rubes.

Boob bait for the bubbas?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 14, 2018 10:39 AM (IqV8l)

269 261
Jesus, report isn't even out yet and people are already trying to spin it. Maybe we should just READ THE REPORT.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:37 AM (RD7QR)


What? And ruin this righteous hate boner!!!

YEARGGHHHH



Imma onna rolllllll!!!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:39 AM (ymnmz)

270 Oh sure. Next you'll be telling us to READ THE POSTS. As if.


There are posts?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 14, 2018 10:39 AM (fuK7c)

271 Oh sure. Next you'll be telling us to READ THE POSTS"

NOOOOO!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:40 AM (7LY+6)

272 No mechanism for verification.

No mention of human rights.

Looks like Li'l Kim rickrolled Trump.

Posted by: Elmer at June 14, 2018 10:40 AM (4MUh9)

273 "While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey's part,
we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically
from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the
perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of
justice," Inspector General Michael Horowitz said

he's not a political creature; he's retarded. I'm sure that Comey is feeling much better about this.

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 14, 2018 10:40 AM (rDwsX)

274 watching people speculate about the IG is like watching gamers speculate about Bethesda' s Starfield. squeee!

... and then they get No Man's Sky again.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 14, 2018 10:40 AM (JqpQU)

275 Joe! Congratulations! Baby girls are so sweet...for a while..hah...

Posted by: IC at June 14, 2018 10:41 AM (a0IVu)

276 Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 14, 2018 10:34 AM (fuK7c)

Oh good grief. I am repeating what he said, not telling anyone to do that. I wish people would stop treating me like Little Mary Sunshine who has never heard or used a bad word. I just find that phrase particularly nasty.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:41 AM (0/+vJ)

277 Oh sure. Next you'll be telling us to READ THE POSTS. As if.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:39 AM (rhdgT)

---

lol

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at June 14, 2018 10:41 AM (Jvty4)

278 Sigh. I miss some of the best threads.

We were out last night when Ace posted the "retarded ape" Cuomo thread, complete with exercise videos.

Tucker used to do a small segment mocking Chris Cuomo called, "What the %^$ is Chris Cuomo trying to say?" and often ended the bit with a shot of Cuomo flexing on set.


Lulz, indeed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 14, 2018 10:41 AM (ptqGC)

279 You know who else 'humanely' stabilized populations?

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 10:39 AM (r9UYA)

Thanos?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 14, 2018 10:41 AM (hMwEB)

280 No mechanism for verification.

No mention of human rights.

And yet Cuba got what it wanted, Doc.

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at June 14, 2018 10:41 AM (rDwsX)

281 Elmer is hungry and reduced to trolling for banana splits again.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 14, 2018 10:41 AM (JqpQU)

282 Jesus, report isn't even out yet and people are already trying to spin it. Maybe we should just READ THE REPORT.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:37 AM (RD7QR)

Is rationality allowed in regards to anything about politics?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:42 AM (0/+vJ)

283 Oh sure. Next you'll be telling us to READ THE POSTS. As if.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:39 AM (rhdgT)

There's posts?

Posted by: wrg500 at June 14, 2018 10:42 AM (Bdeb0)

284 Boob bait for the bubbas?


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 14, 2018 10:39 AM (IqV8l)


Or the "booboisie," as Mencken used to say.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 14, 2018 10:42 AM (kqsXK)

285 http://bit.ly/2ykLQnN
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Chuck Callesto on Twitter: "The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order restoring the "right to vote" of more than 200,000 felons was illegal and unconstitutional.

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:42 AM (y3aQB)

286 Morning all.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 14, 2018 10:42 AM (72PAC)

287 No mention of human rights. "

Thank goodness. This isn't the UN...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:42 AM (7LY+6)

288 is like watching gamers speculate about Bethesda' s Starfield. squeee!

... and then they get No Man's Sky again.



I did not recognize a single word of this, except maybe "is".

This probably reflects poorly on one or both of us.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 14, 2018 10:42 AM (fuK7c)

289 I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....
Posted by: Joe

Congrats! Also, not too soon to clean your guns and get a rocking chair set up on your porch

Posted by: Cheri at June 14, 2018 10:43 AM (oiNtH)

290 NK news is showing the NorKs the text of the signed agreement in Korean and English, which commits to full denuclearization.

Seems unlikely that Kim intends to back out now.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 14, 2018 10:43 AM (hMwEB)

291 Posted by: Puzzling Coincidence at June 14, 2018 10:41 AM (PvmPT)
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So Troll why does this bother you?

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:43 AM (y3aQB)

292 "Warns"

"Firings"

"Could"

Screw firings. If there aren't criminal prosecutions, the whole thing is a waste of time.

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 14, 2018 10:43 AM (7GvOR)

293 Penalties for violating the Hatch Act: $1,000 fine, termination of employment and disqualifies from federal employment for 5 years.
https://tinyurl.com/yas7bcey

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 14, 2018 10:43 AM (UBzPO)

294 278 Oh good grief. I am repeating what he said, not telling anyone to do that. I wish people would stop treating me like Little Mary Sunshine who has never heard or used a bad word. I just find that phrase particularly nasty.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:41 AM (0/+vJ)


Nasty is what keeps the Horde alive.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 10:43 AM (WDCYi)

295 There's posts?
Posted by: wrg500

How else does the barbed wire stay off the ground?

Duh.

/heh

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:44 AM (7LY+6)

296 That's good news about Joe's little growing baby girl. Nice to have some good news around here. Congratulations, Joe! May you and your wife and family be blessed!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:44 AM (0/+vJ)

297 The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night declared what it called a
"climate emergency" with more global significance than World War II, and
demanded an immediate effort to "humanely stabilize population" and
"reverse ecological overshoot."

WWII was a way of stabilizing the population. And one that the left is both familiar and happy with.

Posted by: Grim Reaper at June 14, 2018 10:44 AM (rDwsX)

298 287
Boob bait for the bubbas?





Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 14, 2018 10:39 AM (IqV8l)



Or the "booboisie," as Mencken used to say.



Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 14, 2018 10:42 AM (kqsXK)


I saw Boob Bait for the Bubbas open for Chumba Wumba at the Grand Ole Oprey in 88.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:44 AM (ymnmz)

299 Posted by: Bill R. at June 14, 2018 10:36 AM (IuYIh)

Yep, they've known since WWII how long a human can focus on even a vital task, not very long.

It's like these people no longer believe in Murphy and have chosen to 'assume a spherical cow in perfect vacuum'.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 14, 2018 10:44 AM (rp9xB)

300 The trolls are sucking each other off? That's a new one.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:44 AM (RD7QR)

301 Good grief. The trolls are out today. Must be nervous about the IG report.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 14, 2018 10:44 AM (ptqGC)

302 " Jesus, report isn't even out yet and people are already trying to spin it. Maybe we should just READ THE REPORT."


This isn't who we are.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 14, 2018 10:45 AM (EyPfd)

303 Excerpts trickling out per Fox:
Bloomberg re IG Report
"Comey broke from FBI procedure in Clinton probe."

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:45 AM (y3aQB)

304 demanded an immediate effort to "humanely stabilize population" and
"reverse ecological overshoot."


As always, the correct response is "You first"

Followed up by pointing and laughing.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:45 AM (7LY+6)

305 "This works if a) the wrists were also tied and/or b) his feet were bearing weight"
This is all just conjecture until that FMEA is completed.

Posted by: Roland THTG at June 14, 2018 10:45 AM (xBSm0)

306 Nasty is what keeps the Horde alive.
Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 10:43 AM (WDCYi)

Really. Then I probably should resign my horde membership if that's what it requires. As everyone knows I can be irritable on here and IRL and political news can be disheartening and troubling, but hate doesn't keep me alive.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:46 AM (0/+vJ)

307 267 Maybe we should just READ THE REPORT.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:37 AM (RD7QR)
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Oh sure. Next you'll be telling us to READ THE POSTS. As if.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:39 AM (rhdgT)

This is why I come here every day. For gems like this.

Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 10:46 AM (V+V48)

308 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:44 AM (0/+vJ)
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Yes CONGRATS & Get all the sleep you can get now, hahaha

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:46 AM (y3aQB)

309 288 http://bit.ly/2ykLQnN
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Chuck Callesto on Twitter: "The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order restoring the "right to vote" of more than 200,000 felons was illegal and unconstitutional.
Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:42 AM (y3aQB)

Awesome. This was a particularly nasty bit of business by a particularly nasty Clintonite worm.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:46 AM (RD7QR)

310 "The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night declared what it called a

"climate emergency" with more global significance than World War II, and

demanded an immediate effort to "humanely stabilize population" and

"reverse ecological overshoot."- foxnews.com"
Great. So they will be telling illegal immigrants and Muslims to stop having the typical 4-6 babies?

Posted by: Ripley at June 14, 2018 10:46 AM (MxEKc)

311 Berkeley City Council - physical removal will do much to address their concerns

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 14, 2018 10:46 AM (fA1SL)

312 Awesome. This was a particularly nasty bit of business by a particularly nasty Clintonite worm."

Hey, we helped!

Posted by: VA GOP at June 14, 2018 10:47 AM (7LY+6)

313 I had always suspected Ben Shapiro of being the shit weasel who was behind the takedown of Milo, now with him going after Candace Owens, there is no doubt.


He make a lot of money getting "conservative" campus groups to invite him to campus to speak.

Milo was horning into his racket so he had to take him down.

Now he goes after Owens.


Little faggot has to be taken out.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 14, 2018 10:47 AM (IyhCN)

314 Good grief. The trolls are out today. Must be nervous about the IG report.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 14, 2018 10:44 AM (ptqGC)


Yup. Predictable, poorly written, and always tinged with a whiff of panicky flop-sweat.


Not tired of winning.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 14, 2018 10:47 AM (xPJvm)

315 Bingo, Jane.

Nothingburgers do not warrant that sort of "concern".

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at June 14, 2018 10:47 AM (Jvty4)

316 I missed yesterday, what's the deal with the cucks at National Review wanting Scott Pruitt to be replaced?

And what's happening with Tommy Robinson and the tyrants in Britain? I've read conflicting things that he was sentenced to a Muslim prison, and another that he was sentenced to death.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 14, 2018 10:47 AM (72PAC)

317 309 Nasty is what keeps the Horde alive.
Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 10:43 AM

Nasty? No, no...righteous anger and indignation, coupled with juvenile humor, schadenfreude, and boobehs.

Not necessarily in that order.

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 14, 2018 10:48 AM (7GvOR)

318 Harold Finch

How are you feeling today Sally Q Yates & James Comey? A little nervous? Apprehensive? I can't wait to read your tweets today!
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Twitter formerly know as Name Redacted

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:48 AM (y3aQB)

319 Are the people in HR departments really this dumb or is it deliberate? What would a real moron do?
Posted by: simplemind at June 14, 2018 10:27 AM (A2MIF)

Are you Catholic? If so ( heck, even if you AREN'T) go to HR and tell them that you are butt-hurt because the entire n month of June is dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and HR was remiss to have not included it, as it is of such great importance to all of Cathlicdom. If you are Italian-American, you can really get in their faces and explain that June is the month of the Feasts of St. Anthony; Saint John the Baptist AND Sts Peter & Paul and for HR to have neglected to mention this is an egregious affront to all Catholics and Italian grandmothers everywhere.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at June 14, 2018 10:48 AM (SGpFT)

320
Really. Then I probably should resign my horde membership if that's what it requires. As everyone knows I can be irritable on here and IRL and political news can be disheartening and troubling, but hate doesn't keep me alive.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:46 AM (0/+vJ)

Fenelon, please don't leave. You are precious here. I think others kid you about being a pastor, and a truly Godly woman, because you ARE so much nicer and kinder than a lot of us here. We respect that, and give you some grief out of love.

I treasure your comments and prayers, for what it's worth.

Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 10:49 AM (V+V48)

321 314 Berkeley City Council - physical removal will do much to address their concerns

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 14, 2018 10:46 AM (fA1SL)

You've gotta train Fen up to be as enthusiastic about the liquidation of the untenable as you are, Boss.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 10:49 AM (WDCYi)

322 Congratulations on your daughter Joe! Right now I am sitting on my loveseat watching my 17 year old daughter watch Netflix with her 16 year old boyfriend. No rest for the weary.

Posted by: jmel at June 14, 2018 10:49 AM (OeWgo)

323 poorly written, and always tinged with a whiff of panicky flop-sweat. "

Especially funny when so obviously non coordinated.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:49 AM (7LY+6)

324 I've read conflicting things that he was sentenced to a Muslim prison, and another that he was sentenced to death.

Daily Mail says he is in a prison heavily populated by Muslims and he fears for his life.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 14, 2018 10:49 AM (zRZaJ)

325 Good morning all. Late start today and grandkids are due to arrive in about an hour. Yesterday, they dismantled a lampshade -- and I am even right within armshot of them most of the time. Can't turn your back on them. Little girl is shaping up to be more of a terror than her big brother. He at least is noisy when he is bouncing around.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 14, 2018 10:49 AM (MIKMs)

326 I treasure your comments and prayers, for what it's worth.

Seconded!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 14, 2018 10:50 AM (zRZaJ)

327 Posted by: RondinellaMamma at June 14, 2018 10:48 AM (SGpFT)

Those are great ideas!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:50 AM (0/+vJ)

328 325. She's coming along nicely. Great progress has been made in explaining the many virtues and advantages of my Greater Eurasian Co-Prosperity Sphere Plan.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 14, 2018 10:50 AM (fA1SL)

329 Nasty? No, no...righteous anger and indignation, coupled with juvenile humor, schadenfreude, and boobehs.


There's also longguns and crossguns.

And whether it's boobehs or bewbs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 14, 2018 10:50 AM (fuK7c)

330 I'm going to have to work on my dad voice....

Don't forget to start working your dad jokes as well.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned. at June 14, 2018 10:08 AM (IcT7t)

Forget it, the girls will have you wrapped around their fingers while your wife is exasperated. Now if you had a boy, then you need the dad voice.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 14, 2018 10:50 AM (FK0zm)

331 Jesus, report isn't even out yet and people are already trying to spin it. Maybe we should just READ THE REPORT.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 10:37 AM (RD7QR)

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

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAaaa....

*deep inhale*

...wait, who was that in the skirt...?

Posted by: John Conyers at June 14, 2018 10:50 AM (q/kmn)

332 Posted by: Puzzling Coincidence at June 14, 2018 10:48 AM (PvmPT)


Here are three simple words you should be able to understand:

Bless your heart.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 14, 2018 10:50 AM (ptqGC)

333 Posted by: Puzzling Coincidence at June 14, 2018 10:48 AM (PvmPT)
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AWWWW so you are wasting your time here Huh Sweetheart, How Nice of you

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:51 AM (y3aQB)

334 319 I missed yesterday, what's the deal with the cucks at National Review wanting Scott Pruitt to be replaced?

And what's happening with Tommy Robinson and the tyrants in Britain? I've read conflicting things that he was sentenced to a Muslim prison, and another that he was sentenced to death.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 14, 2018 10:47 AM (72PAC)

A Londonistan imam issued a fatwa against him, calling for the faithful to kill him, I believe. The prison he was sent to, in a star court trial, is something like 90% Muslim. If they don't protect him in prison, his chances of a long life are greatly reduced.

Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 10:51 AM (V+V48)

335 But getting rickrolled by a 35-year old should be embarrassing."

It is. You should check the news from NK - you just got rolled!

Heh heh heh...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:51 AM (7LY+6)

336 Posted by: Puzzling Coincidence at June 14, 2018 10:48 AM (PvmPT)

You hoping that the meeting was a failure doesn't make it so. Trump has rick rolled all you anti American pussies for almost two years now. I'm getting a kick out of your whining.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 10:51 AM (/H5Dl)

337 Fenelon,

I treasure your comments and prayers, for what it's worth.

Posted by: moki

I second along with many I am sure

Posted by: Cheri at June 14, 2018 10:51 AM (oiNtH)

338 328 I've read conflicting things that he was sentenced to a Muslim prison, and another that he was sentenced to death

And the difference is...?

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 14, 2018 10:51 AM (7GvOR)

339 Who's picking a fight with Fenelon again?!?

Good gravy people, can't you check your fire once in a while?!?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 14, 2018 10:51 AM (AM1GF)

340 So, women grieving over barenaked Jesus lying on a bed is... sorta weird, even if taken as symbolic or metaphorical or whatever. I'm pretty sure no fluffy pillow nor nice bedsheets were involved at any point.

And he's awfully clean for someone just whipped, beaten, and crowned with thorns. Even the nail holes look tidy.

Then there's the weird perspective of the whole painting, but I'm not an expert on scripture or art.
Posted by: mindful webworker - the o logically at June 14, 2018 09:53 AM (yT7Mu)


========

According to wikipedia, "Lamentation" was a genre popular in medieval and renaissance times, depicting Jesus' followers mourning the body.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamentation_of_Christ

One type of this painting is a pietà (ex. like the Michelangelo sculpture).

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 14, 2018 10:52 AM (/qEW2)

341 Thanks, folks I appreciate the kind words. I really wasn't thinking of leaving right now. I just find the level of rage hard to take sometimes, which doesn't help my health, but I enjoy the camaraderie's and humor and prayers and discussions about various things. It's just that if rage is what motivates me and keeps me alive I'm in bad shape.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:52 AM (0/+vJ)

342 That was programmed into my Iphone on the calendar. And I cannot find a way to delete it.

Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:30 AM (Enq6K)

You are being made to care.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM (8iiMU)

343 *Sniff*


Gees people, where's the Troll-B-Gone?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM (EyPfd)

344 I am not bothered by Trump giving a tongue bath to Kim, it shows how weak he is. US will be weaker in the world but we can recover. We always have. But getting rickrolled by a 35-year old should be embarrassing.
Posted by: Puzzling Coincidence


Geepers, you're right. Dealing with a theocracy and talking about and then lying about red lines is embarrassing. Sucking up to the Muslim Brotherhood and prattling on about videos is sooooo mature.

Delaware's own Joe Biden being wrong about evey foreign policy position for the last thirty years is kind awkward.

But keeping banging the chicken about no instant gratification

Posted by: Grim Reaper at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM (rDwsX)

345 Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 10:51 AM (V+V4

Thanks.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM (72PAC)

346 New York AG, who recently took office to replace the corrupt Eric Schneiderman, opened his tenure by filing suit against the President. New guy just like the old guy, wasting public money for publicity and self aggrandizement.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM (rBnYq)

347 "humanely stabilize population"

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Let's unpack this, shall we?

humanely = Gas chambers

stabilize = for the people we hate

population = so the rest of us can have more bike paths.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM (Jvty4)

348 hopefully the money from Soros will help Puzzling Coincidence move out of Mommy & Daddy's basement

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM (y3aQB)

349 Fenelon,

I treasure your comments and prayers, for what it's worth.

Posted by: moki

I second along with many I am sure
Posted by: Cheri



Thirded.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM (vzLRM)

350 309
Nasty is what keeps the Horde alive.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 10:43 AM (WDCYi)



Really. Then I probably should resign my horde membership if that's
what it requires. As everyone knows I can be irritable on here and IRL
and political news can be disheartening and troubling, but hate doesn't
keep me alive.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:46 AM (0/+vJ)


Nor me.

I do find myself tired of the "I'd hit it" type of "nasty", and always talking about women's boobs, and the actual prono links. It sort of degrades the quality of the conversation unnecessarily

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM (ymnmz)

351 Posted by: Puzzling Coincidence at June 14, 2018 10:48 AM (PvmPT)

Mom will be home soon so better get off of her laptop that you are not supposed to use. Get down to the basement, make your bed, and for God's sake, brush your teeth!

Posted by: Cheri at June 14, 2018 10:54 AM (oiNtH)

352 Thanks.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM (72PAC)

You are most welcome!

Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 10:54 AM (V+V48)

353 My Iphone calendar is set to 'US holidays'.

My 'alternate calendar' is set to OFF (choices are Chinese, Hebrew, Islamic).

So is Eid-al-Fitr now a US Holiday?!

Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:54 AM (Enq6K)

354 and what moki said.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 14, 2018 10:54 AM (JqpQU)

355 I've read conflicting things that he was sentenced to a Muslim prison, and another that he was sentenced to death.

The assumption is that, by putting him in a high muslim population prison, the authorities are signaling they want him "dealt with".

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 14, 2018 10:55 AM (rp9xB)

356 You know what else is hard? The baseball bat I'm gonna take to your Mercedes if you don't move it asshole
--------

Lawyery advice from staying at a Holiday Inn Express last night. If you carry a bat in your car be sure to carry a mitt as well.

Posted by: Astronaut Achmed at June 14, 2018 10:55 AM (1NGA4)

357 It's just that if rage is what motivates me and keeps me alive I'm in bad shape."

Indeed. I derive much joy from pointing.

And laughing. Keeps me young.

*and yes, I do enjoy your 'cute' posts*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:55 AM (7LY+6)

358 Just got on. Did someone try to troll here? LOL

Posted by: dagny at June 14, 2018 10:55 AM (nRWPy)

359 So is Eid-al-Fitr now a US Holiday?!

Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:54 AM (Enq6K)

---

Not on this gal's iPhone.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at June 14, 2018 10:56 AM (Jvty4)

360 353 My Iphone calendar is set to 'US holidays'.

My 'alternate calendar' is set to OFF (choices are Chinese, Hebrew, Islamic).

So is Eid-al-Fitr now a US Holiday?!



Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:54 AM (Enq6K)

King Barry declared us the biggest Muslim Nation in the world, after all.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 10:56 AM (WDCYi)

361 It's just that if rage is what motivates me and keeps me alive I'm in bad shape.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


I can relate. Rage takes me to bad places. It's not for nothing I keep saying nobody should ever want to see Supreme Commander Cavil.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 14, 2018 10:56 AM (AM1GF)

362 "clean your room"

yeah, that.

Posted by: Dr Jordan Peterson at June 14, 2018 10:56 AM (JqpQU)

363 Hi moki! Long time no see. I hope things are well with you and yours.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:56 AM (rhdgT)

364 Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM (ymnmz)

Yes, I understand. I dislike the phrase "I'd hit it". I never knew that phrase before coming here, but I don't think it's a phrase women tend to use and since most of my male friends are now clergy-it probably wouldn't be something they'd repeat around me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:56 AM (0/+vJ)

365 Gees people, where's the Troll-B-Gone?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 14, 2018 10:53 AM

It's Raid Quick Kill, low irritant. It's in the green can, it works the best. You'll need about 3 cans worth...what was I talking about again?

Posted by: Harry Plinkett at June 14, 2018 10:56 AM (7GvOR)

366 So is Eid-al-Fitr now a US Holiday?! "

Well, the Post Office did issue an "eid" stamp.

In 2001.

Yeah.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:57 AM (7LY+6)

367 {{{{Boulder!!!!}}}}}


How are you?! Have the KoC dragged you into their meetings yet?

Growing up Baptist, I was always jealous of my Catholic friends who went to bingo night and dances. All the dads were in KoC, and they made it fun for us.

Although the Baptists could cook better. Just sayin'

Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 10:57 AM (V+V48)

368 >>I missed yesterday, what's the deal with the cucks at National Review wanting Scott Pruitt to be replaced?



No idea. A guess? They think they can get their beltway pals to like them more/quit whining to them if Trump just appeases them on that *one* guy who makes them so angry. Completely blind to the fact that he makes them angry because he is so darn effective at purging the entrenched Lefty environmentalism at EPA.

It's like re-living the James Watt, the Anne Gorsuch years.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 14, 2018 10:57 AM (W+vEI)

369
Posted by: Puzzling Coincidence at June 14, 2018 10:48 AM (PvmPT)

I think someone is eager to earn his Soros-bucks.

Posted by: Carpe Manana at June 14, 2018 10:57 AM (PbH71)

370 One thing NK is not doing is counting pallets of cash given to them by the President.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (/H5Dl)

371 211
Thank FERPA for that. Student must sign a waiver to allow parents any access to his school records.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 10:20 AM (jxbfJ)



Yes, now I sort of recall that. is this a legal sort of thing you have to have done by a lawyer or what?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:23 AM (0/+vJ)

Fenelon
No, I believe the waiver form is available at the Registrar's office. When we had my daughter enrolled, they handed the form out to every kid while we were all gathered in an auditorium. Then they announced to the parents that the kids had these forms, what they were and why they were important. Strongly urged kids and parents to fill form out and submit it.
If you can, I'd go back to the Registrar's office with your son, reenroll him, get the waiver form signed and submitted while you are there.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (jxbfJ)

372 Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:55 AM (7LY+6)

I think laughter is a gift from God.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (0/+vJ)

373 So this happened...

This summit was much more show than substance. What the Texans call "all cattle, no hat." Schumer said on the Senate floor.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (Boy/L)

374 I dislike the phrase "I'd hit it"."

Said phrase came from certain 'hoods. Disliking it means you're rayciss, of course...

(McD's once did an "I'd hit it" burger ad. LOL)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (7LY+6)

375 Here's a bit of good news. Prior to Samantha Bee's vile "jokes" about Ivanka, her show boasted 19 advertisers.

She's now down to six, including Playstation 4, Cascade, Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom, Oceans 8, and Dietland.

Oof.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (ptqGC)

376 Why would anyone be proud to be homosexual?

Posted by: Ben Wa at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (FTPVM)

377 It seems to me there are judges in the U.K. who are nothing more than traitors and criminals with unlimited power. Depressing it is.

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at June 14, 2018 10:59 AM (nBr1j)

378 The assumption is that, by putting him in a high muslim population prison, the authorities are signaling they want him "dealt with"

If he's murdered by a Muslim in prison, there are going to be riots in the UK the government can't imagine. If that's their plan, they are incredibly nšive

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 14, 2018 10:59 AM (7GvOR)

379 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (jxbfJ)

Thanks very much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:59 AM (0/+vJ)

380 372. Nowhere does Scripture record that Our Lord laughed. - Venerable Georgi

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 14, 2018 10:59 AM (fA1SL)

381 Agreed, Catholics can't cook or sing, but we have booze.

Posted by: dagny at June 14, 2018 10:59 AM (nRWPy)

382 367
{{{{Boulder!!!!}}}}}





How are you?! Have the KoC dragged you into their meetings yet?



Growing up Baptist, I was always jealous of my Catholic friends who
went to bingo night and dances. All the dads were in KoC, and they made
it fun for us.



Although the Baptists could cook better. Just sayin'

Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 10:57 AM (V+V4

Member of KoC, past grand knight. We have some fine cooks. Used to put on awesome fish fry dinners until we closed the church that had a commercial kitchen.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (jxbfJ)

383 Although the Baptists could cook better. Just sayin'

Posted by: moki


And Baptists can cook with alcohol more cheaply. I say that because they clearly turn water into wine, since they are never in liqour stores...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (AM1GF)

384 363 Hi moki! Long time no see. I hope things are well with you and yours.
Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 10:56 AM (rhdgT)

{{{{bluebell}}}}}

Hey sweet friend! We are managing along here at chez Moki. My garden is blooming, we have a guard bird that chases away other birds from the plants and that sits on the fence and chirps at us, and we are battling with infectious disease doctors to see my kid-apparently the two major offices around us don't think Lyme disease is a "real" disease.

But overall, we are blessed and loved and I can't ask for more than that!

Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (V+V48)

385 Lawyery advice from staying at a Holiday Inn Express last night. If you carry a bat in your car be sure to carry a mitt as well.
Posted by: Astronaut Achmed

I carry a 40 S&W Sig in my truck. What is a good pairing for that?

Posted by: wrg500 at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (Bdeb0)

386 370 One thing NK is not doing is counting pallets of cash given to them by the President.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (/H5Dl)

Unless they're counting the pallets of cash given to them by the Iranians.

When Trump told Kim to keep the money and don't make the missiles.

Posted by: Carpe Manana at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (PbH71)

387 >> I've read conflicting things that he was sentenced to a Muslim prison, and another that he was sentenced to death.


Sentenced to prison = his legal sentence
Sentenced to death = the expected/obvious outcome of him going to prison

The UK guy who left a bacon sandwich at a mosque door made it ~ month in prion before being killed, IIRC.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (W+vEI)

388 'I'd hit it ' by itself is boring . You have to add on the metaphor.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (/H5Dl)

389 I think laughter is a gift from God."

Could not agree more.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (7LY+6)

390 Why would anyone be proud to be homosexual?



Posted by: Ben Wa at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (FTPVM)


I'm not necessarily proud to be heterosexual, it just takes up all of my time.

Posted by: Sandra F. - now with more of me to love at June 14, 2018 11:01 AM (sXefu)

391 So is Eid-al-Fitr now a US Holiday?!

Don't forget, only 5 shopping days until Juneteenth!

Posted by: Bruce at June 14, 2018 11:01 AM (8ikIW)

392 Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (7LY+6)

I don't know where's it from, but I used to do chaplaincy with some women who had been in abusive relationships-so when I hear "I'd hit it" I think of physical abuse even though that's not the way its intended.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 11:01 AM (0/+vJ)

393 Schumer, McCain et al are so obviously JEALOUS of Trump, it's down-right funny.


They can't manage to accomplish shit and just mean-girl everything he does.

Posted by: dagny at June 14, 2018 11:01 AM (nRWPy)

394
The assumption is that, by putting him in a high muslim population prison, the authorities are signaling they want him "dealt with".
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


Are there any places in England that don't have a high muslim population?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 14, 2018 11:01 AM (IqV8l)

395 Why would anyone be proud to be homosexual?

It probably gets you a primo spot in the parade.

Posted by: tu3031 at June 14, 2018 11:02 AM (O5Q3r)

396 Hot take from Slate!


Slate
@Slate
Michael Cohen is about to flip on Trump or is bluffing or is maybe doing something else, various reports say:

-
And you can take that to the bank!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 14, 2018 11:02 AM (+y/Ru)

397 What the Texans call "all cattle, no hat." Schumer said on the Senate floor. "

Ah, so Chucky now pontificates about Texans?

Bless his heart.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 11:02 AM (7LY+6)

398 >>I carry a 40 SW Sig in my truck. What is a good pairing for that?

Extra mags and a silencer.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (r9UYA)

399 >>This summit was much more show than substance. What the Texans call "all cattle, no hat." Schumer said on the Senate floor.



Guy should stick to idioms from his own culture.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (W+vEI)

400 I carry a 40 S&W Sig in my truck. What is a good pairing for that?
Posted by: wrg500


Stay in the 4's.

.45 acp.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (vzLRM)

401 379
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (jxbfJ)



Thanks very much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:59 AM (0/+vJ)

My pleasure. Don't forget about all the fun stuff with FAFSA. Block a good day for doing all that stuff online. Best of luck to you on this. My email is in the link below -- feel free to drop me a note any time - college related or otherwise.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (jxbfJ)

402 When Trump told Kim to keep the money and don't make the missiles.

Posted by: Carpe Manana at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (PbH71)


Leave the missile, take the cannoli.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (sXefu)

403 Slate
@Slate
Michael Cohen is about to flip on Trump or is bluffing or is maybe doing something else, various reports say:


Generally speaking I don't use quite so many words to not say a damn thing...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (AM1GF)

404 moki, if you need a referral for a Lyme doctor, let me know. I have friends who struggled for years and then found blessed relief, and I know they would be happy to give me the names of their doctors (all local).

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (rhdgT)

405
Good Morning, Horde. Hillary in handcuffs yet?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (r+sAi)

406 385 Lawyery advice from staying at a Holiday Inn Express last night. If you carry a bat in your car be sure to carry a mitt as well.
Posted by: Astronaut Achmed

I carry a 40 S&W Sig in my truck. What is a good pairing for that?
Posted by: wrg500 at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (Bdeb0)

Hockey puck?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (RD7QR)

407 Guys, you need to read the Schumer quote carefully.

It's bassackwards.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (Boy/L)

408 Oh look, Juneteenth is apparently an Apple U.S. Holiday as well.

Fcuk it.
Turned off US Holidays.

All went bye-bye.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (EyPfd)

409 the north of England is still low on Muslims. also low on population generally (by England standards)

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (JqpQU)

410 I carry a 40 SW Sig in my truck. What is a good pairing for that?

The gun or the truck...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (AM1GF)

411 385
Lawyery advice from staying at a Holiday Inn Express last night. If you carry a bat in your car be sure to carry a mitt as well.

Posted by: Astronaut Achmed



I carry a 40 SW Sig in my truck. What is a good pairing for that?

Posted by: wrg500 at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (Bdeb0)
Hollow-points.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (jxbfJ)

412 So the fake news media has started running IG report "leaks" that it's all a nothingburger and announcing that multiple blue state AG's are suing the Trump Foundation.

Confirming what we all know: they still haven't figured out that their blatant coordinated propaganda has disgusted the average voter.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (xfb67)

413 Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 11:00 AM (V+V4

Sorry about the Lyme and thanks for the positive comments!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (0/+vJ)

414 Why would anyone be proud to work for CNN?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (+y/Ru)

415 Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (Boy/L)

---

*eyes hash*

H8r!

*flounces*

Posted by: S.J. Wanker at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (Jvty4)

416 so when I hear "I'd hit it" I think of physical abuse even though that's not the way its intended."

You're being charitable. The Los Angeles based community that spawned the phrase isn't known for it's gentle treatment of the fairer sex...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (7LY+6)

417 What the Texans call "all cattle, no hat." Schumer said on the Senate floor. "

Ah, so Chucky now pontificates about Texans?

Bless his heart.
Posted by: Anon a mouse


F that yankee carpetbagger!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 11:05 AM (vzLRM)

418 Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone
Our Country is Screwed
dagny

Sorry, I didn't mean to throw down (okay, maybe a little.) There was a little rivalry at the ecumenical picnics growing up, with the Baptist and Catholic mamas and grandmamas staging their own Battle of the Huguenots. I had to stay loyal.

I go to a Lutheran church now, and mercy. Just mercy.

Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 11:05 AM (V+V48)

419 This summit was much more show than substance. What the Texans call "all cattle, no hat." Schumer said on the Senate floor.

Guy should stick to idioms from his own culture.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (W+vEI)
--------------

This reminds me of the woman who looked at me and said, "Well, it's 6 dozen of one, half of another."

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 11:05 AM (rhdgT)

420 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (AM1GF)
=====
They have Mixed Feelings on Ambivalence

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 14, 2018 11:05 AM (y3aQB)

421 "As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men" Isaiah 52:14

if one believes the OT is the NT concealed (and vice versa, sorta) ... and that that verse refers to Christ (and the next verse to the glory that would follow) ... then he would have been barely recognizable as a man.

but whatever ... main point was he got up ... right hand of God now, and all that.


Posted by: illiniwek at June 14, 2018 11:05 AM (bT8Z4)

422 I am about to finish a chimichanga or maybe get some coffee or something else.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo, the most interesting man in the Horde at June 14, 2018 11:05 AM (JqpQU)

423 Posted by: Grimaldi at June 14, 2018 10:59 AM (7GvOR)

The population has been fairly passive until now so there's no way to tell if this would trigger large response. I do agree with you that *something* eventually will, but I don't know if the average person identifies closely enough with him to make this "the one thing".

That's what our own progs don't get. We "normies" identify Trump with ourselves and recognize the attacks on him as being aimed at *us*.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 14, 2018 11:05 AM (rp9xB)

424 and Dietland.

Which btw looks to me to be yet another man bashing show. Anyone else get that impression from the previews?

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 14, 2018 11:05 AM (zRZaJ)

425 NY is suing Trump saying that his foundation helped his campaign. Not a word about the Clinton Foundation though. Normal people notice things like this.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 14, 2018 11:05 AM (UBzPO)

426 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 11:03 AM (jxbfJ)

That's very kind of you. My husband spent a day of FAFSA. He groaned!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 11:05 AM (0/+vJ)

427 "Why would anyone be proud to work for CNN?"

No shit, right?

Posted by: Piano player, in the whorehouse at June 14, 2018 11:06 AM (EyPfd)

428 410 I carry a 40 SW Sig in my truck. What is a good pairing for that?

The gun or the truck...?
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone

I already have a Red Doberman paired with the truck. He rides shotgun.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 14, 2018 11:06 AM (Bdeb0)

429 Michael Cohen is about to flip on Trump or is bluffing or is maybe doing something else, various reports say:

And that, my friends, is why journalism should only be left to the professionals. Some hater in his pajamas sitting in front of his computer couldn't come up with reporting like that!

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 14, 2018 11:06 AM (7GvOR)

430 WTF is "Juneteenth"?

It sounds like some retarded(can we still say that?)-ass meme.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 11:06 AM (WDCYi)

431 why wouldn't they take Lyme as a real disease? who are these doctors, Daffy and Donald Duck?

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo, the most interesting man in the Horde at June 14, 2018 11:06 AM (JqpQU)

432 >>414
Why would anyone be proud to work for CNN?

Because "They LOVE the American people!"

Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 11:07 AM (r9UYA)

433 Yes, I understand. I dislike the phrase "I'd hit it". I never knew that phrase before coming here, but I don't think it's a phrase women tend to use and since most of my male friends are now clergy-it probably wouldn't be something they'd repeat around me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 10:56 AM (0/+vJ)


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

I am ashamed of the horde for teaching you "chicken head" too.

Salt 'n light, Fen. Even around the salty and lit.

And I mean this in all of the most complimentary ways, there are times that I see you posting on here and asking questions, and I can't help but think of the meme of the old lady holding her reading-glasses up as she stares at the monitor...

Keep coming back.

Clearly we need you.

Posted by: reason at June 14, 2018 11:07 AM (q/kmn)

434 It seems to me there are judges in the U.K. who are nothing more than traitors and criminals with unlimited power. Depressing it is.
Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing

No difference between this and the Diplock courts that threw Irish Catholics into jail. This is how the IRA justified its campaigns and recruited.

Posted by: Papist Bograt at June 14, 2018 11:07 AM (rDwsX)

435 "Why would anyone be proud to work for CNN?"


Eh, could be worse.

...Huma after Taco Tuesday...

Posted by: Bruce at June 14, 2018 11:07 AM (8ikIW)

436 As I and others have predicted the IG report is a white wash.

Comey deviated from policy, not motivated by political bias, but his actions damaged the image of an impartial investigation and the FBI itself, no criminal referral.

Wet Fart Part Deuxx - IG Boogaloo.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 14, 2018 11:07 AM (IyhCN)

437 >> Guys, you need to read the Schumer quote carefully.

It's bassackwards.




Exactly. He sounds stupid mangling an idiom from Texas. Like Rick Perry laying down some Yiddish hometruths, like "Trump's words aren't a bridge Kim would be safe to cross"

Posted by: Lizzy at June 14, 2018 11:07 AM (W+vEI)

438
the north of England is still low on Muslims. also low on population generally (by England standards) Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (JqpQU)
=====

All those murders solved by little old ladies took care of the rural population.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 14, 2018 11:07 AM (MIKMs)

439 Six of one seven of nine.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 14, 2018 11:07 AM (IqV8l)

440 Guys, you need to read the Schumer quote carefully.

It's bassackwards."

Yeah. Assumed the worst, though, as I don't twatter.

Still, bless his heart...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 11:08 AM (7LY+6)

441 Rage takes me to bad places.


This is a story from long enough ago that I can tell it without the blood pressure hurting me.

*btw, waves at Fen, didn't mean to be patronizing. We love you*

There was a girl who done me wrong. I had a long commute, at least an hour, and I would spend the whole hour chewing over how she done me wrong.

Then one day I realized I was just rolling around in the rage for the adrenalin or endorphin spike. The rage was addictive and it wasn't about the girl after all.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 14, 2018 11:08 AM (fuK7c)

442 Why would anyone be proud to work for CNN?

Because "They LOVE the American people!"



Posted by: Under Fire at June 14, 2018 11:07 AM (r9UYA)


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


...and if you loved us back, you'd let us "broadcast" in your mouth...

Posted by: CNN at June 14, 2018 11:08 AM (q/kmn)

443 430 WTF is "Juneteenth"?

It sounds like some retarded(can we still say that?)-ass meme.
Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 11:06 AM (WDCYi)

Anniversary of the abolition of slavery.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 14, 2018 11:08 AM (RD7QR)

444 bluebell, yes please. Two different practices say she doesn't have a problem. The kid is waking with a cane and has to crawl up stairs because her legs can't negotiate the changes that requires. The neurologist believes she has lyme, but the so-called experts say she doesn't. Then find out what is going on for goodness sake!!!!

Whew, sorry about that. Yes, please ask for the doctors. We are getting a bit desperate.

Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 11:08 AM (V+V48)

445
"Why would anyone be proud to work for CNN?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks"
Because every month at CNN is Gay Pride month?

Posted by: Ripley at June 14, 2018 11:08 AM (MxEKc)

446 If you think "chicken head" is bad don't ask me about feltching or mungering.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 14, 2018 11:08 AM (xfb67)

447 >>I am about to finish a chimichanga


It's just a deep fried Burrito!

Posted by: garrett at June 14, 2018 11:09 AM (wHHiv)

448 New York Senator appropriates Texas culture.

Posted by: Roland THTG at June 14, 2018 11:09 AM (xBSm0)

449 Comey deviated from policy, not motivated by
political bias, but his actions damaged the image of an impartial
investigation and the FBI itself, no criminal referral.



Wet Fart Part Deuxx - IG Boogaloo.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 14, 2018 11:07 AM (IyhCN)

Does the FBI even have policies for investigations involving candidates for President? Nothing about the email investigation was normal because there has never been an analogue.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 14, 2018 11:09 AM (UBzPO)

450 Wet Fart Part Deuxx - IG Boogaloo.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 14, 2018 11:07 AM (IyhCN)


Whew, glad that's over.

Posted by: Jeff Sessions at June 14, 2018 11:09 AM (sXefu)

451 The .40 Sig got me to thinking.

Does anyone remember an overlooked caliber called a .41 Magnum? Would love to find one.
Shot one 35 or so years ago.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 11:09 AM (9uM86)

452 418
Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone

Our Country is Screwed

dagny



Sorry, I didn't mean to throw down (okay, maybe a little.) There was
a little rivalry at the ecumenical picnics growing up, with the Baptist
and Catholic mamas and grandmamas staging their own Battle of the
Huguenots. I had to stay loyal.



I go to a Lutheran church now, and mercy. Just mercy.

Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 11:05 AM (V+V4

No apologies needed. I took it in good humor. Friendly rivalry even. Way I look at it is we are all worshiping the same G*d, just doing it differently. When it comes to church meals -yeah it can become a holy war. Too much energy wasted on that when fellowship should be enjoyed instead. We all are going to need each other.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 14, 2018 11:09 AM (jxbfJ)

453 >>This reminds me of the woman who looked at me and said, "Well, it's 6 dozen of one, half of another."




Good one!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 14, 2018 11:09 AM (W+vEI)

454 Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (7LY+6)

No, I meant that's not the way it's intended HEREe so I don't know why people don't say "I'd like to have sex with_ whoever they're talking about rather than "I'd hit it" because I'm sure nobody here wants to hit Kate Upton." There ought to be some nice shorter phrases. "I'd like to make love with Kate Upton" but I guess that's too long for some people to type out as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 11:10 AM (0/+vJ)

455 This summit was much more show than substance. What the Texans call "all cattle, no hat." Schumer said on the Senate floor.

-
It's like Jews say, no bacon on Friday.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 14, 2018 11:10 AM (+y/Ru)

456 If the poster accurately quoted Schumer then his quote is hilarious because he got it backwards.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 14, 2018 11:10 AM (/H5Dl)

457 I already have a Red Doberman paired with the truck. He rides shotgun.

Posted by: wrg500


Hope it's an automatic, dogs are terrible with pump-actions.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 14, 2018 11:10 AM (AM1GF)

458 392
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 10:58 AM (7LY+6)



I don't know where's it from, but I used to do chaplaincy with some
women who had been in abusive relationships-so when I hear "I'd hit it" I
think of physical abuse even though that's not the way its intended.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 11:01 AM (0/+vJ)

Just as bad in my book. Basically it's a slang for treating women like a pump and dump type of thing, pardon my language. In my mind its the other side of the same coin.


I just don't understand why everything has to be reduced to a binary scale of whether you would stick your wiener in someone? Tiresome. Not trying to start a flame war here. Just want Fen to know that some dudes don't use language like that, even if we are not in the clergy and stuff, and I am not judging anyone else. I like a good fart joke and double enetendre too. For whatever that's worth.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 11:10 AM (ymnmz)

459 Whew, sorry about that. Yes, please ask for the doctors. We are getting a bit desperate.
Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 11:08 AM (V+V4
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Oh my goodness. God bless her. Will shoot off some emails to my friends right now, and will email you when I get something back.

Boho, to answer your question, this area is full of deer, which means full of deer ticks, which means full of Lyme, yet most doctors around here just roll their eyes at it. I don't really understand it either.

Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 11:10 AM (rhdgT)

460 Nice to have Schumer and his Dem(on)s exposing themselves as hating a chance at peace on the Korean peninsula.
They need to go jump into some other congress and jump off a cliff.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 14, 2018 11:11 AM (bT8Z4)

461 I go to a Lutheran church now, and mercy. Just mercy.

Posted by: moki


Somebody airdrop that woman spaghetti dinners, stat!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 14, 2018 11:11 AM (AM1GF)

462 423 Posted by: Grimaldi at June 14, 2018 10:59 AM (7GvOR)

The population has been fairly passive until now so there's no way to tell if this would trigger large response. I do agree with you that *something* eventually will, but I don't know if the average person identifies closely enough with him to make this "the one thing

There was a large rally in London just a few weeks ago with thousands of people in support of Tommy, free speech and British values. A growing segment of the population is paying attention. If they had thousands attend just to raise attention the the issue, I have a feeling many more will show up if he's murdered. And they won't be happy.

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 14, 2018 11:11 AM (7GvOR)

463 "I'd like to make love with Kate Upton" but I guess that's too long for some people to type out as well."

Ok, that's funny right there. Ms mouse is wondering why I'm chuckling.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 11:11 AM (7LY+6)

464
"No political bias" seems to lack candor.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 14, 2018 11:11 AM (r+sAi)

465 353 My Iphone calendar is set to 'US holidays'.

My 'alternate calendar' is set to OFF (choices are Chinese, Hebrew, Islamic).

So is Eid-al-Fitr now a US Holiday?!

Posted by: Tami at June 14, 2018 10:54 AM (Enq6K)



Doesn't look like the holidays is what those alternate calendars affect. That is actually giving the alternate calendar day for that particular calendar. For instance if you turn on Hebrew, today is apparently 1 Tamuz 5778.

Posted by: buzzion at June 14, 2018 11:11 AM (lKs2v)

466 noooooood!!!

Posted by: runner at June 14, 2018 11:11 AM (bUjCl)

467 454
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (7LY+6)



No, I meant that's not the way it's intended HEREe so I don't know
why people don't say "I'd like to have sex with_ whoever they're talking
about rather than "I'd hit it" because I'm sure nobody here wants to
hit Kate Upton." There ought to be some nice shorter phrases. "I'd like
to make love with Kate Upton" but I guess that's too long for some
people to type out as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 11:10 AM (0/+vJ)

Or, maybe say, "Oh she is cute." and leave it at that. I guess i was born old.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 11:12 AM (ymnmz)

468 This reminds me of the woman who looked at me and said, "Well, it's 6 dozen of one, half of another."




Good one!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 14, 2018 11:09 AM (W+vEI)


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I work with a guy who is a TREASURE TROVE of these.

My personal favorite remains, "Don't worry about that...you don't have a dog in that pony."

Posted by: reason at June 14, 2018 11:12 AM (q/kmn)

469 Gorilla Jr. is in the house.

Posted by: Piano player, in the whorehouse at June 14, 2018 11:12 AM (EyPfd)

470 I just don't understand why everything has to be reduced to a binary scale of whether you would stick your wiener in someone.

Yes!!

You sound like a thoughtful. kind man and I appreciate it, and I actually think the man I know and like or love who aren't clergy wouldn't use that phrase either. And of course, no's one humorless for not using it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 11:13 AM (0/+vJ)

471 Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 11:12 AM (ymnmz)

Good for you!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 11:14 AM (0/+vJ)

472
My personal favorite remains, "Don't worry about that...you don't have a dog in that pony."
Posted by: reason at June 14, 2018 11:12 AM (q/kmn)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 11:14 AM (0/+vJ)

473 WTF is "Juneteenth"?

It sounds like some retarded(can we still say that?)-ass meme.
Posted by: Hikaru at June 14, 2018 11:06 AM (WDCYi)

Anniversary of the abolition of slavery.
Posted by: joncelli


In Texas. Officially. June 19th, 1865. Union Army General Gordon Granger read aloud General Order #3, total emancipation of slaves.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 14, 2018 11:14 AM (vzLRM)

474 457 I already have a Red Doberman paired with the truck. He rides shotgun.

Posted by: wrg500

Hope it's an automatic, dogs are terrible with pump-actions.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone

I've had him in schutzhund training for almost 5 yrs now.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 14, 2018 11:15 AM (Bdeb0)

475
Boho, to answer your question, this area is full of deer, which means full of deer ticks, which means full of Lyme, yet most doctors around here just roll their eyes at it. I don't really understand it either.
Posted by: bluebell at June 14, 2018 11:10 AM (rhdgT)

Our kid also produces false negative tests-for everything. She will have all the symptoms-textbook- and keep testing negative. For Lyme, for Strep, for Mono. She requires the in depth, thousand dollar tests that you can only get at certain labs. Insurance doesn't pay of course.

So, if there is a negative, doctors say that there is another problem. We have learned that Lyme often produces negative tests, while still affecting the patient. Plus there are the myriad other tick-borne diseases that share the same symptoms as lyme, but ID doctors don't want to mess with them.

Posted by: moki at June 14, 2018 11:16 AM (V+V48)

476 467 454
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 14, 2018 11:04 AM (7LY+6)



No, I meant that's not the way it's intended HEREe so I don't know
why people don't say "I'd like to have sex with_ whoever they're talking
about rather than "I'd hit it" because I'm sure nobody here wants to
hit Kate Upton." There ought to be some nice shorter phrases. "I'd like
to make love with Kate Upton" but I guess that's too long for some
people to type out as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 11:10 AM (0/+vJ)

Or, maybe say, "Oh she is cute." and leave it at that. I guess i was born old.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 14, 2018 11:12 AM (ymnmz)


Shakespeare used "beast with two backs." People have liked using euphemisms for sex and wanting to have sex with someone for a long time.

Posted by: buzzion at June 14, 2018 11:16 AM (lKs2v)

477 Regarding "bias" "deviation" re: Comey email - assuming that's how it's spelled out.
Proving political bias is damn near impossible. There's a scale with a wide line. However, for someone like Comey -who walked around as a saint and The Last Boy Scout, saying he deviated from procedure is a much more telling of his actions (at least as how he views himself).

He can no longer go around and acting (tweeting) to some higher ground as to someone who can not be challenged and unquestioned about his actions and motives. Motive? Doesn't matter. Because of his "deviation" his motive can never be said or proven one way or the other (i.e., bias).

In short: it's like telling an umpire he did such a bad job that we don't know if he wanted one team to win or not because the rules weren't followed.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at June 14, 2018 11:18 AM (q1VoB)

478 Not to piss anyone off: I'd treat like my personal keg and tap it.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at June 14, 2018 11:19 AM (q1VoB)

479 Posted by: buzzion at June 14, 2018 11:16 AM (lKs2v

Beast with two backs is preferable to "I'd hit it!"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 14, 2018 11:23 AM (0/+vJ)

480 He has a boner for that MILF

Posted by: No at June 14, 2018 11:47 AM (/j9NX)

481 The Brera Gallery website allows you to see much greater detail in this painting.

http://pinacotecabrera.org/en/collezione-online/opere/the-dead-christ-and-three-mourners/

Posted by: Tony Mantegna at June 14, 2018 12:17 PM (6HWvp)

482 A few years ago I read in one of Fr. Andrew Greeley's novels about a book devoted to Jesus' genitals in art. No kidding. Apparently the artists wanted to emphasize that the Son of God was a real live human being, male variety, with a fully-equipped male anatomy. Some artists even showed the resurrected Jesus with an erection, symbolizing revivification and the triumph of the life-force over death. I found the book Fr. Greeley referred to in a library, and this Mantegna painting was one of the illustrations. Jesus doesn't look tumescent here, but he is sporting a nice package.

Posted by: Bilwick at June 14, 2018 03:34 PM (kx9QW)

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