Another "Woke Bank" Declares That It Will No Longer Do Business With Firearms Manufacturers, Even Threatening to Call In a Firearm Company's Mortgage Early

The Fifth Third Bank doesn't want your business and shouldn't have it.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 07:19 PM




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Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at October 09, 2018 07:18 PM (xEuHL)

2 Fifth Third...bank

Posted by: wth at October 09, 2018 07:19 PM (HgMAr)

3 Time for some serious legislation on this. And people need to vote with their feet.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at October 09, 2018 07:20 PM (uMvaP)

4 Take a page from the Pen and Phone Handbook, Mr. President.

Sick the Regulators on them.

Posted by: garrett at October 09, 2018 07:20 PM (uXdnZ)

5 INB4 "Muh Private Business".

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at October 09, 2018 07:20 PM (xEuHL)

6 That side bar title nine story is hella creepy. "Can I do this?" "Do I have consent?" "Does she want this?"

Generation Nothingness. Millenials are garbage people.

Posted by: Max Power at October 09, 2018 07:20 PM (QCc6B)

7 No bank.

Posted by: wth at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (HgMAr)

8 I believe it was Senator Kennedy from LA that offered up a law prohibiting banks from doing this, this Obama-era tactic of refusing banking services to a legal product or service.


I'm thinking Senator Kennedy is on to something.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (UsCnO)

9 Do they still employ armed security guards?

Posted by: RKae at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (NQAPg)

10 Top 20 again.

Posted by: Thanatopsis at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (WkDTY)

11 Probably not a good move based on what just happened to scotus.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (gC2IV)

12 Banks are 5/3rds human?
Or are gun owners are 3/5ths human?
Hmmm

Posted by: Rex B at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (ynUFw)

13 I wonder if they go bankrupt, how many dem investors like maxine waters will demand a bailout?

Posted by: ryukyu at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (vKhgw)

14 What kind dumbass name is Fifth Third Bank?

Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (/tuJf)

15 I thought that name was supposed to be a ha-ha.
These things write themselves.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (TUU1F)

16 I know one of the Rs in Congress sponsored a bill that would not allow banks that discriminate over social preferences like this to do business with the Govt. This was a couple of weeks ago, forgot who and have not heard much more about it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 07:22 PM (I16G8)

17 8 I believe it was Senator Kennedy from LA that offered up a law prohibiting banks from doing this, this Obama-era tactic of refusing banking services to a legal product or service.


I'm thinking Senator Kennedy is on to something.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (UsCnO)


I wonder how long a bank would last if the Federal Reserve stopped doing business with it.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 07:22 PM (h2Bdk)

18 Trump rally Council Bluffs, IA
7:30 p.m. EDT (live pre-rally, 2 feeds)

http://bit.ly/2Qz2unM

Posted by: Grump928(C) Humpbot at October 09, 2018 07:23 PM (yQpMk)

19 jackstraw, I imagine a bank that started on fifth street and 3rd avenue?

but who knows.


certainly the name lacks thought.

Posted by: willow-mom at October 09, 2018 07:23 PM (dPd5y)

20 Just start your own financial services sector, y'all.

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 09, 2018 07:23 PM (dEQP3)

21 What kind dumbass name is Fifth Third Bank?

It's in honor of fifth trimester abortions.

Posted by: t-bird at October 09, 2018 07:23 PM (Z1eux)

22 Fifth Third in the yearbook meant 5 guys for every 3 girls.

Everybody knew that.

Posted by: Bret Kavanaugh at October 09, 2018 07:23 PM (TUU1F)

23 What kind dumbass name is Fifth Third Bank?
Posted by: JackStraw

Forget it Jack, it's Ohio.....

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 09, 2018 07:23 PM (FTlwv)

24 Fifth Third Bank is a combo of the names when 2 banks merged sometime in the past. Yes, it's a dumb name but that's what they decided on. It's OH based.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at October 09, 2018 07:24 PM (N3JsI)

25 I still feel wiped out by the last weeks.

and i'm not even related to Kavanugh.

Posted by: willow at October 09, 2018 07:24 PM (dPd5y)

26 That side bar title nine story is hella creepy. "Can I do this?" "Do I have consent?" "Does she want this?"

Generation Nothingness. Millenials are garbage people.
Posted by: Max Power



Get up, walk out, & call a hooker.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2018 07:24 PM (HDCbD)

27 I wonder how long a bank would last if the Federal Reserve stopped doing business with it.


The Fed is technically an instrument of Congress. Congress doesn't know that.

I'd prefer to keep it that way.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 07:24 PM (fuK7c)

28 Maybe the first 4 Third banks burned down?

Insurance.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 09, 2018 07:24 PM (TUU1F)

29 When the left owns the Financial Sector, what recourse is there for those of us without useful hands-on skill?

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 07:24 PM (jlHSA)

30 Bake me a effing cake, 3rd 5th Bank!

Posted by: Gay couple at October 09, 2018 07:24 PM (kVjCi)

31 Heard this maybe a year ago on talk radio. Whatever the name it's real.

Posted by: Skip at October 09, 2018 07:25 PM (T4oHT)

32 and honestly, wtf does 5th 3rd bank even mean. A fifth of a third?

Posted by: ryukyu at October 09, 2018 07:25 PM (vKhgw)

33 Nice deposit insurance you have there...

Posted by: t-bird at October 09, 2018 07:25 PM (Z1eux)

34 {{{waving}}}
Hi Jinx!
Really nice MoMeeting you on Saturday. Hope you got home OK. Or... if you're still in SE Mi, you're enjoying the 85 degree weather!



Posted by: shibumi at October 09, 2018 07:25 PM (QKV7o)

35 OH, sometimes being a former ohion is embarrassing.
bank and browns.

Posted by: willow at October 09, 2018 07:25 PM (dPd5y)

36 What kind dumbass name is Fifth Third Bank?
Posted by: JackStraw

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I believe the name came about via acquisition.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 07:25 PM (I16G8)

37 Everyone said I was daft to build a bank in the swamp...

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 09, 2018 07:25 PM (gC2IV)

38 Also : I'm still frustrated that my local bank sold out to some bigger bank from Western PA. It's still the same state, but...

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 07:25 PM (jlHSA)

39 29 Maybe the first 4 Third banks burned down?

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 09, 2018 07:24 PM (TUU1F)


But the fifth one stood!

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 07:25 PM (sdi6R)

40 Fifth Third was a client of a company I used to work for. Chase Manhattan was a client of another. I contracted directly for another monster bank who shall remain nameless.

I'm glad to be working for a non-bank business now.

A lot of those people are stupid assholes. Certainly not all, but enough to make life suck. And the leadership are all creatures of power.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 07:26 PM (f2pjW)

41 Get up, walk out, call a hooker.

--
You know, as a conservative woman... I'd have to say yeah, when you're dealing with a liberal woman, you don't know what kind of crazy you'll unleash.

So yeah, walk out and get a pro. It's just safer for your bottom line.

Posted by: shibumi at October 09, 2018 07:26 PM (QKV7o)

42 Maybe a liability issue as much as/more than a woke thing?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 09, 2018 07:27 PM (OfkDz)

43 "What kind dumbass name is Fifth Third Bank?

Posted by: JackStraw"
It is clearly a twist and an endorsement of the three-fifths compromise on slaves. Which means the are a racist institution.


Spread the word on Twitter.

Posted by: Ripley at October 09, 2018 07:27 PM (NbRJx)

44 Glad I didn't reply to any of their solicitations.

Posted by: kallisto at October 09, 2018 07:27 PM (xnN7n)

45 42 Fifth Third was a client of a company I used to work for. Chase Manhattan was a client of another. I contracted directly for another monster bank who shall remain nameless.

I'm glad to be working for a non-bank business now.

A lot of those people are stupid assholes. Certainly not all, but enough to make life suck. And the leadership are all creatures of power.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 07:26 PM (f2pjW)

When your entire goal is to get your filthy hands on the levers of government, there's just no good ending.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 07:27 PM (jlHSA)

46 It is clearly a twist and an endorsement of the three-fifths compromise on slaves. Which means the are a racist institution.


Spread the word on Twitter.

---

To hell with Twitter. I'm tempted to let this loose on 4Chan...

Posted by: shibumi at October 09, 2018 07:27 PM (QKV7o)

47 Know the power of an unsecured loan, ie- credit card.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 09, 2018 07:27 PM (0EM+d)

48 I believe the name came about via acquisition.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 07:25 PM (I16G

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Yep merger between fifth national and third national maybe a hundred years back.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 07:28 PM (5aX2M)

49 I wonder what banks received tax payer bailouts.

all or just the big ones?

Posted by: willow at October 09, 2018 07:28 PM (dPd5y)

50
I'm on my third fifth for the day...hic

Posted by: Hillary at October 09, 2018 07:28 PM (TAmPV)

51 We need new laws passed to protect against political discrimination.

I don't want to hear a damn word about how important it is to our supposed free market system that businesses get to engage in politics like this.

We absolutely could get to a point where enough big businesses make it so you can't buy a firearm or exercise your right of speech.

I am so sick of conservatives defending this for the oh so sacred corporations.

Posted by: Blago at October 09, 2018 07:28 PM (UfkIY)

52
Wells Fargo will eagerly do business with second amendment folks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (/9p9e)

53
Forgive my ignorance, but can a bank call a mortgage early without a reason?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (LsBY9)

54 Their innumerate commercials bother me. Nothing is a "fifth third".

Posted by: Chris M at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (6XZdO)

55 I'm still frustrated that my local bank sold out to some bigger bank from Western PA. It's still the same state, but...


Western PA is not the same state. I mean, yeah, for allocation of delegates and sharing senators sure it's the same state.

Pennsylvania is five or six states. There's a coal state up there to the right, there's a Rust Belt state down on the left. There's a BOSNYWASH state on the bottom right.

And then there are all the parts that no one has bothered to explore.

My favorite James Carville quote is "what you have to understand about Pennsylvania is that it's Philadelphia at one end, Pittsburgh at the other, and a whole lot of Alabama in between".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (fuK7c)

56 28 I wonder how long a bank would last if the Federal Reserve stopped doing business with it.


The Fed is technically an instrument of Congress. Congress doesn't know that.

I'd prefer to keep it that way.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 07:24 PM (fuK7c)


The fed operates in a weird twilight zone between commercial banks, Congress, and executive branch regulators.

It's probably within the president's power to order the fed not to do business with banks that refuse certain types of customers, though I'm sure the courts would put a stop to it until they had a chance to rule.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (h2Bdk)

57 They have those Fifth Third banks in Illinois. Stupid name. why would you put money in a bank with a stupid name like that.


Did I hear that Wells Fargo welcomes gun business?

Posted by: grammie winger at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (lwiT4)

58 Don't do business with fifth third?

Easy, done.


Now where is that third fifth?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (1g7ch)

59 55
Forgive my ignorance, but can a bank call a mortgage early without a reason?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (LsBY9)


I've seen it done, but only in an episode of "The Little Rascals."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (/9p9e)

60 Hadrian, I dunno, but I was under the impression a contract was a contract!

Posted by: willow at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (dPd5y)

61 J.J., after the Wells Fargo scam , they are willing to do business with anyone.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (0EM+d)

62 This one time, at my therapist's, I remembered that I was gang-raped by the Chairman and Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System while the presidents of all the primary dealers in US Treasury securities looked on and laughed maniacally.

The attack derailed my life for many years and I insisted my husband open a second bank account in Panama because of my US bank-related PTSD.

The only way my trauma could be relieved would be if the Fed were to raise interest rates sufficiently to inhibit credit formation and capital spending such as to substantially inhibit GDP growth during the Trump administration.

Posted by: Professor Surfer Doctor Chrissy Blowsy Ford, PhD, under care of Dr. Sven Gahli at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (DuAZ5)

63 I wonder what banks received tax payer bailouts.

all or just the big ones?
Posted by: willow at October 09, 2018 07:28 PM (dPd5y)

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Many but not all. As I recall, some did not need/want it, but were forced to take it on the threat of Govt. backed mortgage cutoff.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (I16G8)

64 Their innumerate commercials bother me. Nothing is a "fifth third".

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*ahem*

Posted by: 1.66 at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (5aX2M)

65 What kind dumbass name is Fifth Third Bank?

Posted by: JackStraw
..............

it means there is 5 Third Banks? Or 15 total maybe?
I wonder if there is a Third Third Bank.

Posted by: wth at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (HgMAr)

66 I'm still frustrated that my local bank sold out to some bigger bank from Western PA. It's still the same state, but...

I was once a customer of a local bank I specifically picked because it wasn't B of A. Then, like a month later B of A bought them.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 07:31 PM (h2Bdk)

67 63 J.J., after the Wells Fargo scam , they are willing to do business with anyone.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (0EM+d)


Forget about that. In any case, I had a car loan from them many years ago and they were great to deal with. FWIW.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:31 PM (/9p9e)

68 Is the rally suppose to start at 6:30 CT?

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:31 PM (cF8AT)

69 What a stupid name for any business.

Posted by: Cheri at October 09, 2018 07:31 PM (XBwjD)

70 mm ..Calm ok I also remember that.

Posted by: willow at October 09, 2018 07:31 PM (dPd5y)

71 I took a photo of Mrs928 in front of The People's Bank of Cuba..


Missouri.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Humpbot at October 09, 2018 07:31 PM (yQpMk)

72 heh. Fry-talker on Jeopardy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 07:31 PM (xSo9G)

73 Wells Fargo will eagerly do business with second amendment folks.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (/9p9e)
...........

Well, they need shotguns on the stage coaches, right?

Posted by: wth at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (HgMAr)

74 5th 3rd is headquartered inCincinatti. Truly I expect better of you morons to know that before you sharpen your pitchforks.

Posted by: BluesFish at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (WQZ1O)

75 Just move on to the Sixth Third Bank.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (p+B90)

76 71 What a stupid name for any business.
Posted by: Cheri at October 09, 2018 07:31 PM (XBwjD)


"I know, right?"

- - Google

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (/9p9e)

77 Those with longer memories will recall the "banking crisis" in 2008, they should have been allowed to fail, for gambling with public monies, privatizing the profits and socializing the losses. Biggest. Scam. Ever.

They repay the American citizenry by shitting on them.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (B28pn)

78 54

Wells Fargo also eagerly does business with illegals. Pass.

Posted by: Stu Podaso - Deplorable Dreg at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (B04yX)

79 55
Forgive my ignorance, but can a bank call a mortgage early without a reason?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (LsBY9)


Yes. You know that stack of paperwork you signed? It's in there somewhere in seven point type.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (h2Bdk)

80 57 I'm still frustrated that my local bank sold out to some bigger bank from Western PA. It's still the same state, but...


Western PA is not the same state. I mean, yeah, for allocation of delegates and sharing senators sure it's the same state.

Pennsylvania is five or six states. There's a coal state up there to the right, there's a Rust Belt state down on the left. There's a BOSNYWASH state on the bottom right.

And then there are all the parts that no one has bothered to explore.

My favorite James Carville quote is "what you have to understand about Pennsylvania is that it's Philadelphia at one end, Pittsburgh at the other, and a whole lot of Alabama in between".
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (fuK7c)

I'm stuck in that one part of Alabama (or as Pennsylvanians call it, "Pennsyltucky") that still licks the filthy toes of the Far Left, because Government Unions.

Only 3 counties went for Baba Yaga. I live in one of them.

I want out. But I'm stuck, because I have no skills that will get me out.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (jlHSA)

81 It's a Cincinnati bank.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (6XSUT)

82 Per article -Fifth Third Bank is one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S. according to Forbes.
Not familiar with them and I'm sure that won't be welcome in my state.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (hECVl)

83 77 5th 3rd is headquartered inCincinatti. Truly I expect better of you morons to know that before you sharpen your pitchforks.
Posted by: BluesFish at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (WQZ1O)


Don't they do that insane chili dish? Feh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (/9p9e)

84 Thanks, Shibumi.

The good people of Michigan have run me back to the foothills of Virginia. It was a great time while it lasted.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (FTlwv)

85 Wells Fargo will eagerly do business with second amendment folks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (/9p9e)

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This is who gets my paltry amount of business.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (I16G8)

86 "Fifth Third?" I was told there would be no math

Posted by: josephistan at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (Izzlo)

87 The Fifth Third Bank sounds like something from a Marx Bothers movie.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (3DZIZ)

88 Do you even fraction, bro?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (fA1SL)

89 I'm gonna start a business named Fifth Third Donut. For girthy people.

Posted by: wth at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (HgMAr)

90 85 Per article -Fifth Third Bank is one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S. according to Forbes.
Not familiar with them and I'm sure that won't be welcome in my state.
Posted by: redridinghood at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (hECVl)


A note to Mick Mulvaney or whomever at the CFPB now in our control should be just the tonic...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (/9p9e)

91 My favorite James Carville quote is "what you have to understand about Pennsylvania is that it's Philadelphia at one end, Pittsburgh at the other, and a whole lot of Alabama in between".
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (fuK7c)

Pennsyltucky

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (dMvl+)

92 Wells Fargo will eagerly do business with second amendment folks.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton
__________

They also lit up their skyscraper in rainbow colors to protest North Carolina's bathroom laws.

And if you go to an ATM during gay pride week, they make sure you know how "woke" they are.

If only the stereotype of big banks being right wing was actually true.

Posted by: Blago at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (UfkIY)

93
I was once a customer of a local bank I specifically picked because it wasn't B of A. Then, like a month later B of A bought them.
Posted by: Ace's liver


I put my money in a local bank because it was local.
Then an out of town bank bought them.
Then an out of state bank bought them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (4mUNO)

94 I respect the bank's right to this decision.

As long as they stand by it, and refuse to use any armed security, public or private.

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (P1f+c)

95
Fist Turd...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:34 PM (/9p9e)

96 Forgive my ignorance, but can a bank call a mortgage early without a reason?


Probably. There's a finance saying that goes something like "in any well written document the borrower is in breach of covenant at closing".

In other words, you're already in default and the lender has the power to call.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 07:34 PM (fuK7c)

97 I really like my bank. I can call my lender and say I need a loan. He says How much? and it will be in your account tomorrow.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 09, 2018 07:34 PM (0EM+d)

98 I will never understand how big business from twitter to facebook, to banks can thwart actual written rights of citizens Because they feel like it.

Posted by: willow at October 09, 2018 07:34 PM (dPd5y)

99 OK,OK this might start slow but it's pretty funny. Moron starts hotdog BBQ across from animal rights protest. He's a total moron.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=283&v=xgKCBnUJ4HU

Posted by: Max Power at October 09, 2018 07:34 PM (QCc6B)

100 Watching the news tonight, and the reason for the 15% ethanol decision by Trump is obvious. I hate it, but it's obvious. Grassley is the #1 Senator pushing and flogging this ethanol issue, because he gets massive contributions from the industry.

The ethanol decision is the payoff to Grassley for standing tough and ramming that nomination through the committee. It's the price we have to pay for the Kavanaugh confirmation, the price the Committee Chair must have demanded.

Well I suppose it was worth it. Nothing good is ever free.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 09, 2018 07:34 PM (V2Yro)

101 85 Per article -Fifth Third Bank is one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S. according to Forbes.
Not familiar with them and I'm sure that won't be welcome in my state.
Posted by: redridinghood at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (hECVl)

They probably own a lot of other banks

Posted by: josephistan at October 09, 2018 07:34 PM (Izzlo)

102 Suggested question for soon-to-be-former customers:

"Why would I trust communists with my money?"

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 09, 2018 07:35 PM (vOkuK)

103 "Posted by: 1.66 at October 09, 2018 07:30 PM (5aX2M) "

That's five thirds! "Fifth third" is gibberish.

Posted by: Chris M at October 09, 2018 07:35 PM (6XZdO)

104
If only the stereotype of big banks being right wing was actually true.
Posted by: Blago


If only the stereotype of big ANYTHING being right wing was actually true.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 09, 2018 07:35 PM (4mUNO)

105 Just move on and do business with us.

Posted by: East Bank of the Mississippi at October 09, 2018 07:35 PM (FTlwv)

106 Wasn't Wells Fargo in trouble awhile back for something? My memory...

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 09, 2018 07:35 PM (dUJdY)

107 If it's the Fifth Third Bank, shouldn't that make it the Fifteenth Bank?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 09, 2018 07:35 PM (/qEW2)

108 55
Forgive my ignorance, but can a bank call a mortgage early without a reason?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (LsBY9)

Depend on the T and Cs for acceleration. I was working at company where our line of credit was pulled for too much daily stock activity. But a mortgage under fannie freddie is pretty regulated. Did you add a second that changed the PMI or Insurance?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2018 07:35 PM (JFO2v)

109 I will never understand how big business from twitter to facebook, to banks can thwart actual written rights of citizens Because they feel like it.

So you have the money to be in court for five years?

I remember to old joke that Microsoft Windows was supported by 10,000 lawyers.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Humpbot at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (yQpMk)

110 You lose the first third of your investment in taxes.

The second third in fees.

And the third third in transactional errors.

There is no fourth third.

And, finally, you get to keep the fifth third!

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (P1f+c)

111 Some banks only count as 5/3 of a bank.

Posted by: Kaitlan Collins at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (oVJmc)

112 My favorite James Carville quote is "what you have to understand about Pennsylvania is that it's Philadelphia at one end, Pittsburgh at the other, and a whole lot of Alabama in between".
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (fuK7c)


Skeletor is actually pretty funny as long as you don't take him seriously.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (h2Bdk)

113 I do my banking with Texan owned banks .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (2DOZq)

114 When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a Third Bank on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. And I built a third one, which sank into the swamp So I built a forth. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the Fifth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest Third Bank in all of Ohio.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (xEuHL)

115 I still find this odd. The gun control debate is such a loser for gun grabbers. Even Leftists I know love their firearms. The evil Trump has made them even more appreciative of self defense against government.

The only ones that don't seem to get it are celebutards.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (BRpqW)

116 I get phishing attempts spoofing the Fif Turd Bank all of the time.
I used to dutifully forward the offending e-mails to their fraud dept.


Used to.

Posted by: Gunslinger at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (R2gO3)

117 Fifth Third Bank is a dumb name anyway.

USAA gets all of my banking business.

Meanwhile, Hillary's threat of continued incivility unless the Democrats when raised the ire of Steve Scalise. He was very forgiving in the wake of his shooting - and I will not fault him for that.

I will also not fault him for tweeting in response to the threat "Seriously, Hillary?"

Posted by: blaster at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (VhKw6)

118 'Here at the First national Bank of Change, if you come in looking to get change for a Dollar, we don't just hand you 4 Quarters.'

Posted by: garrett at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (uXdnZ)

119 If it's the Fifth Third Bank, shouldn't that make it the Fifteenth Bank?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 09, 2018 07:35 PM (/qEW2)
.............

or the 1 and 2/3 Bank?

Posted by: wth at October 09, 2018 07:37 PM (HgMAr)

120 I respect the bank's right to this decision.

As long as they stand by it, and refuse to use any armed security, public or private.
Posted by: mikeski



Or call the po po or FBI when robbed.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2018 07:37 PM (HDCbD)

121 JJ's right. Wells Fargo just extended a very large credit line to Ruger. As bad as they've been, Wells Fargo could scoop up a lot of business with this.

Posted by: Old Blue at October 09, 2018 07:37 PM (gEvQ8)

122
*Whacks nickels with ruler*

Is that the correct answer? No, it is not.

REDUCE THE DAMN FRACTION!

One and two thirds.

*Thwack*

Posted by: Sister Mary Katherine at October 09, 2018 07:37 PM (gC2IV)

123 Fifth Third Bank gave a buddy of mine a no recourse loan for a couple of million in the late 80s on some buildings he had. Then the economy went tits up and he defaulted and they couldn't do shit. He laughed like a MOFO when the president came to him and said he felt it was his duty to pay off the loan.


This news makes it even better. That would be an unusual mortgage that would be able to be called at any time. My guess is just boasting for the SJWs.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 09, 2018 07:37 PM (pw+jk)

124 Or maybe W C Fields should be running the joint.

"Fifth Third Bank, Larsen E Whipsnade President and CEO speaking, what can I do you out of?"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at October 09, 2018 07:37 PM (3DZIZ)

125 >>The ethanol decision is the payoff to Grassley for standing tough and ramming that nomination through the committee. It's the price we have to pay for the Kavanaugh confirmation, the price the Committee Chair must have demanded.

Maybe. But he also ran on it in 2016. I remember because it was one of things he pledged that I didn't like.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2018 07:37 PM (/tuJf)

126 These cuck banker bitches ain`t so brave when they suited up in leather and chains with my big dick up their wives ass and they acting all gimp like in Pulp Fiction, squealing thru the ball gag while Zed be pounding Marsellus Wallace ass...good times! MAGA...MF!!!

Posted by: Kanye MAGA MOTHERFUCKER West at October 09, 2018 07:37 PM (yhf6w)

127
OH, sometimes being a former ohion is embarrassing.

bank and browns.



Posted by: willow
----Better former than current!! Trust me on this.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 09, 2018 07:38 PM (9rIkM)

128 I moved my banking to a Credit Union. I know you fellow morons say Navy Federal is another good one where all you need now is to have a Grandparent.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 09, 2018 07:38 PM (6XSUT)

129 And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest Third Bank in all of Ohio.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (xEuHL)


Bravo!

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 07:38 PM (h2Bdk)

130 96
I put my money in a local bank because it was local.
Then an out of town bank bought them.
Then an out of state bank bought them.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 09, 2018 07:33 PM (4mUNO)


Yeah, same here.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 07:38 PM (sdi6R)

131 OK,OK this might start slow but it's pretty funny. Moron starts hotdog BBQ across from animal rights protest. He's a total moron.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=283&v=xgKCBnUJ4HU

Posted by: Max Power at October 09, 2018 07:34 PM (QCc6B)
...........

Right off the bat the guy is putting ketchup on one.

Posted by: wth at October 09, 2018 07:38 PM (HgMAr)

132 'Here at the First national Bank of Change, if you come in looking to get change for a Dollar, we don't just hand you 4 Quarters.'


How do we stay in business? Volume.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Humpbot at October 09, 2018 07:38 PM (yQpMk)

133 Home mortgages used to be "callable" at any time prior to the depression. They were usually short duration, under ten years certainly.

This was the plot behind many Westerns. The widow Jenny was in danger of Losing the Ranch. If you wanted a property that was mortgaged, go to the bank, pay off the note, and demand immediate repayment in full.

Going back even farther, inheritance law was different. Heirs were responsible for debts, as well as assets. Debtors prisons were of basically two different types, one for what we would call unsecured debt today, and the other for real estate.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 09, 2018 07:39 PM (B28pn)

134 Trump on stage....

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:39 PM (cF8AT)

135 Didn't I read a while back about a movement to close down the gun trade by commercial means (banking and liability insurance) and give up on the law.

Looks like their plan is taking shape already.

Posted by: East Bank of the Mississippi at October 09, 2018 07:39 PM (FTlwv)

136 Several streaming links at CTH:

http://tinyurl.com/ztw6qrj

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:39 PM (cF8AT)

137 interest rates really do need to go up ... "they" screwed us by going to ZIRP which was great for the bankers, but screwed those that relied on CDs which should be at least 5%, instead they were near zero.


But it is also good to move your cash at least, to a local bank to help your local community ... not subsidize the mega banks that screwed things up and have senators in their pockets. The globalists suck ...

Posted by: illiniwek at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (Cus5s)

138 I pulled my money out of these filthy, thieving cocksuckers eight years ago.

Local banks, FTW.

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (C1NyB)

139 Because One-and-Two-Thirds Bank doesn't roll off the tongue as well.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (NWiLs)

140 118 I still find this odd. The gun control debate is such a loser for gun grabbers. Even Leftists I know love their firearms. The evil Trump has made them even more appreciative of self defense against government.

The only ones that don't seem to get it are celebutards.
Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (BRpqW)


Big city leftists are terrified of guns, because they only see 'em in the hands of criminals.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (h2Bdk)

141 Skeletor is actually pretty funny as long as you don't take him seriously.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (h2Bdk)

-------

Funniest line of his ever was "If Hillary have Obama one of her balls, they'd both have two."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (5aX2M)

142 Wasn't Wells Fargo in trouble awhile back for something? My memory...

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

Yes, for its employees opening additional customer accounts without the account holders permission.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (I16G8)

143
Just start your own financial services sector, y'all.
Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 09, 2018 07:23 PM (dEQP3)







There's an opportunity there for someone like Cerberus to start providing financial services to firearms and associated manufacturers. Not to mention, their customers. Kind of like GMAC was General Motors' financial arm that provided consumers with financing for purchasing GM vehicles.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (eXA4G)

144 Forgive my ignorance, but can a bank call a mortgage early without a reason?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


I am altering the deal.

Pray I don't alter it any further.

Posted by: Darth 5/3 at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (P1f+c)

145 138 Didn't I read a while back about a movement to close down the gun trade by commercial means (banking and liability insurance) and give up on the law.

Looks like their plan is taking shape already.
Posted by: East Bank of the Mississippi at October 09, 2018 07:39 PM (FTlwv)


At least when it goes to court we'll have the requisite number of justices. Maybe more.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (/9p9e)

146 both home mortgages I have been sold multiple times during my mortgage history.

Posted by: willow at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (dPd5y)

147 Boomshanka!

Darling Fascist Bully-boy,

Give me some more money, you bastard.

May the seed of your loin be fruitful in the belly of your woman.

-Neil

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 09, 2018 07:41 PM (/qEW2)

148 Yes, for its employees opening additional customer accounts without the account holders permission.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (I16G

Wow.. that's pretty fucking stupid.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 09, 2018 07:42 PM (dUJdY)

149 grump,right I could never fight financially on most of the issues brought up lately, I think they count on that.

Posted by: willow at October 09, 2018 07:42 PM (dPd5y)

150 138 Didn't I read a while back about a movement to close down the gun trade by commercial means (banking and liability insurance) and give up on the law.

Looks like their plan is taking shape already.
Posted by: East Bank of the Mississippi at October 09, 2018 07:39 PM (FTlwv)


Yep. That was the Federal Government in the waning days of the Obama administration. They called it "Operation Chokepoint".

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 07:42 PM (h2Bdk)

151 Trump's filling stadiums.


Hillary is filling her diapers.

Posted by: Hard hitting Media at October 09, 2018 07:42 PM (Xo3T0)

152 I always use to call them "five thirds" bank, because that's what their sign says (5/3). But they write it out as "fifth third" because... why?

Posted by: Chris M at October 09, 2018 07:43 PM (6XZdO)

153 I have heard of towns that have a "Second National Bank of Dorkleville." But the "Fifth Third?"


Maybe it was supposed to be Fifth Turd.

Posted by: JAS at October 09, 2018 07:43 PM (3HNOQ)

154 off sock, before I forget about it again.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 09, 2018 07:43 PM (FTlwv)

155 Posted by: willow at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (dPd5y)

Yeah, that happened to us several times until we went with Capitol Federal. They don't sell their loans. Been with them for years, refinanced etc. Always been a pleasure to deal with.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 09, 2018 07:43 PM (dUJdY)

156 Trump "paid protesters"

Posted by: Grump928(C) Humpbot at October 09, 2018 07:44 PM (yQpMk)

157 interest rates really do need to go up ... "they" screwed us by going to ZIRP which was great for the bankers, but screwed those that relied on CDs which should be at least 5%, instead they were near zero.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (Cus5s)

Heh. Boomers are the most selfish generation.

Posted by: Ben Domenech at October 09, 2018 07:44 PM (rhXTS)

158 I respect the bank's right to this decision.

As long as they stand by it, and refuse to use any armed security, public or private.
Posted by: mikeski

Or call the po po or FBI when robbed.
Posted by: rickb223


That's the "public security" part.

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 07:44 PM (P1f+c)

159 If the banking industry is so consolidated that a few banks can have such an effect on another sector of the economy, the those banks are too big to fail and should be broken up.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 09, 2018 07:44 PM (SgjGX)

160 Yes, for its employees opening additional customer accounts without the account holders permission.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (I16G

Wow.. that's pretty fucking stupid.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 09, 2018 07:42 PM (dUJdY)

-----------

It is. As I recall, nothing was done with the new accounts, but the employees had a bonus incentive for just opening them.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 07:45 PM (I16G8)

161 USAA gets all of my banking business.

Meanwhile, Hillary's threat of continued incivility unless the Democrats when raised the ire of Steve Scalise. He was very forgiving in the wake of his shooting - and I will not fault him for that.

I will also not fault him for tweeting in response to the threat "Seriously, Hillary?"
Posted by: blaster at October 09, 2018 07:36 PM (VhKw6)

Agree but I think they are a little high on managed money accounts. I am meeting with an indepent manager to see if I can get better deal.

However, best way ever to buy truck car! Call them asked for sight draft (research best deal cut it by 500). Walk into dealership with title and draft (for fixed amount) and point to a truck saying I want that one.

I have only had to make 2 stops!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2018 07:45 PM (JFO2v)

162 Lawrence Welk went to the Anda 1 Nuh Anda 2 Uh Bank.

Posted by: klaftern at October 09, 2018 07:45 PM (RuIsu)

163 jewells, yes, both started as citi loans.

Posted by: willow at October 09, 2018 07:45 PM (dPd5y)

164 Trump - "Make farmers great again"

but ugh E15

Posted by: Grump928(C) Humpbot at October 09, 2018 07:45 PM (yQpMk)

165 If the banking industry is so consolidated that a few banks can have such an effect on another sector of the economy, the those banks are too big to fail and should be broken up.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile

Too big to fail = too big to exist

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at October 09, 2018 07:45 PM (xEuHL)

166 Man, that place is packed!

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:45 PM (cF8AT)

167 I'd make a small investment in a credit union /bank dedicated to firearms manufacturing and NRA/GOA members. We could hire Insomniac to draw up the legal incorporation papers.

Posted by: paleRider at October 09, 2018 07:46 PM (eASYU)

168 This bank started out as the Third National Bank, and much later merged with the Fifth National Bank, to become the Fifth Third.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at October 09, 2018 07:46 PM (Uiz/V)

169 He's telling people to leave there now and go vote! (Early voting started today in Iowa)

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:46 PM (cF8AT)

170 Here is the corporate gun control article I was thinking of.

link to Nat Review

https://tinyurl.com/yd4ar2w3

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 09, 2018 07:46 PM (FTlwv)

171 interest rates really do need to go up ... "they" screwed us by going to ZIRP which was great for the bankers, but screwed those that relied on CDs which should be at least 5%, instead they were near zero.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (Cus5s)


Raising interest rates has become a political problem for the Fed. They get the blame for the next recession, no matter how sensible the decision was at the time.

I just wish they would stop pretending low inflation is better than no inflation. It's still theft from savers, and it adds up over time.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 07:47 PM (h2Bdk)

172 Discrimination lawsuit against the bank goes all the way to the Supreme Court. Hmmmmmmm, I wonder who the new swing vote would be.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 09, 2018 07:47 PM (gC2IV)

173 make a small investment in a credit union /bank dedicated to firearms manufacturing and NRA/GOA members. We could hire Insomniac to draw up the legal incorporation papers.
Posted by: paleRider at O




silly all around.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 09, 2018 07:47 PM (MTjB1)

174 Ethanol is great! For drinking.

Posted by: Chris M at October 09, 2018 07:47 PM (6XZdO)

175 He's telling people to leave there now and go vote! (Early voting started today in Iowa)


Yeah "if you haven't yet, get the hell outa here and go vote."

Posted by: Grump928(C) Humpbot at October 09, 2018 07:47 PM (yQpMk)

176 Trump's having fun stomping on the "Dims"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 07:47 PM (5aX2M)

177 There was a mass shooting a month or so ago at the building housing 5/3d's headquarters. I remain amazed at the relative lack of publicity it received nationally. Apparently no one here is familiar with it.

Posted by: NCC at October 09, 2018 07:48 PM (fWbdp)

178 I'm looking for a comprehensive book on Mao's cultural revolution, any suggestions?

Thanks.

Posted by: 13times at October 09, 2018 07:48 PM (K3B2k)

179 162 If the banking industry is so consolidated that a few banks can have such an effect on another sector of the economy, the those banks are too big to fail and should be broken up.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 09, 2018 07:44 PM (SgjGX)

Take off your very rose rose colored glasses. The bank are a symptom not the cancer! Look at Freddie Fannie and College Loans! A total scam!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2018 07:48 PM (JFO2v)

180 "They're telling people they're going to impeach Kavanaugh. For what? For what? Besides...I have to go first, right?"

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:48 PM (cF8AT)

181 Don't they do that insane chili dish? Feh.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (/9p9E)

A free Skyline five way with every new account.

Posted by: BluesFish at October 09, 2018 07:49 PM (WQZ1O)

182 Ahhh...Fifth Third Bank. Used by Rita Crundwell in her 53 million dollar embezzlement scheme. I believe they had to pay the city of Dixon IL no small amount of money in settlement. You go, Fifth Third!

Posted by: lizabth at October 09, 2018 07:49 PM (RFh5Y)

183 I respect the bank's right to this decision.

As long as they stand by it, and refuse to use any armed security, public or private.
Posted by: mikeski

Nah. Fuck that. A bank ain't a bakery.

Gonna apply that premise to hospitals - schools?

The problem when the government wades in to EVERY FUCKING ASPECT OF OUR LIVES.

Posted by: golfman at October 09, 2018 07:49 PM (rhXTS)

184 There was a mass shooting a month or so ago at the building housing 5/3d's headquarters. I remain amazed at the relative lack of publicity it received nationally. Apparently no one here is familiar with it.
Posted by: NCC at O




well, something of a toss up as to whether bankers or lawyers are more reviled.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 09, 2018 07:49 PM (MTjB1)

185 "They've gone so far left, they now consider Pocahontas to be moderate."

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:50 PM (cF8AT)

186 The Dims. LOL

(D) for Dim!!!!!!

Hahahhahahahahhahha

Posted by: ... at October 09, 2018 07:50 PM (uEbPt)

187 "Democrats are to dangerous to have power"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 07:50 PM (5aX2M)

188 should have gun manufacturers refuse to sell guns or ammunition to anyone that services banks.


lilke loomis

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 09, 2018 07:51 PM (MTjB1)

189 "I should be quiet about them....really, really quiet. We won't talk about Corey Booker who ran Newark into the ground....and DaNangDick......great war hero."

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:51 PM (cF8AT)

190 There is a fifth third ballpark not too far from me

Posted by: A dude in MI at October 09, 2018 07:51 PM (OOH1c)

191 Public accommodation, anybody?

Posted by: OCBill at October 09, 2018 07:51 PM (df+Zi)

192 167 Trump - "Make farmers great again"

but ugh E15

Posted by: Grump928(C) Humpbot at October 09, 2018 07:45 PM (yQpMk)


As awful as "Cash for Clunkers" was, at least the decision to see one's own engine destroyed was voluntary.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik: Air Pinochet trainee at October 09, 2018 07:51 PM (DTX3h)

193 no way cerberus would get involved, the banks would simply cut them off too.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 09, 2018 07:52 PM (MTjB1)

194 They're chanting LOCK HER UP about DiFi!

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:52 PM (cF8AT)

195 Bake me a effing cake, 3rd 5th Bank!
Posted by: Gay couple at October 09, 2018 07:24 PM (kVjCi)


The problem is that homos are a "protected class". That needs to be removed. You are not analogous to a minority simply because you choose to engage in perverted behavior. I'd rather dismantle this whole "public accomodations" set of laws, and have an alternative set of banks set up. Tear this shit down, don't erect new federal laws propping it up.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 09, 2018 07:52 PM (/qEW2)

196 181. 'You're soaking in it.' - Madge the Manichean Manicurist

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 07:52 PM (fA1SL)

197 What channel is the rally on? Cspan doesn't have it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 09, 2018 07:52 PM (gC2IV)

198 I'm thinking it's a good time for Spike's Tactical to pull up roots and flee from the state of Florida, and on the way out, have a fire sale so that Florida Man can protect himself with quality, cheap firearms.

Posted by: Fritz at October 09, 2018 07:52 PM (Z9C5C)

199 They're chanting LOCK HER UP about DiFi!
Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:52 PM (cF8AT)

Whew! *hic

Posted by: Piaps at October 09, 2018 07:53 PM (oFsfu)

200 Vodkapundit (PBUH) explained the logic behind the second third drink a long time ago. I have been eternally indebted since.
It had to do with the time - while safely at home or at an event of long duration: tailgating? - between your third adult beverage and the next one: the second third drink. Enough time to metabolize the first and most of the second, but still within the time period for the buzz to continue. A very scientific process, based on much experimentation with one's own metabolism of alcohol. (I am on my first third drink now, at 6:45 CDT and may have a second third in an hour or so.)
I have since envisioned Fifth Third Bank (5/3) as a name found during a long drinking session, negotiating the merger. "Fine. The math on the merger make sense. What are we gonna call the thing?" "Well...we are on our fifth third drink..."
This is an explanation understandable by morons, Morons and and even we very-occasional-commenting Lurkers. And I have thought such a bank worthy of my business, had they a branch where I am. With today's information? Sadly, no business for 5/3 Bank from us now.
...about to post comment gambling on The Barrel being asleep...
*post*

Posted by: Ockham's stropping leather at October 09, 2018 07:53 PM (TmUx9)

201 He's pulling no punches on the Democrats. I can't type fast enough to quote him.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 07:53 PM (sdi6R)

202 200 What channel is the rally on? Cspan doesn't have it.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 09, 2018 07:52 PM (gC2IV)


I'm watching it online at Right Side Broadcasting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6S7uqNmmxQ

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 07:54 PM (sdi6R)

203 Thanks rickl!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 09, 2018 07:54 PM (gC2IV)

204 Wondering about Mao

I just bought this!

Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962

PS If I buy a book and reiview how do I Post to Morons?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2018 07:54 PM (JFO2v)

205 I'm going in with Pinochet and Canal duty with the girlfriend tonight. She may be interested. She is very very conservative. She is great with the bantz.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at October 09, 2018 07:54 PM (fEVAB)

206 Reasonable interest rates were what made for a stable economy, and rational planning. At some point the "experts" rolled over all the long term fed paper into short term notes. The entire federal debt rolls over every few years now. Total disaster waiting to happen.

Look at it this way. A million dollars sounds like a lot of money to most people, and it is, but. Let's say you saved a million dollars. Interest rates are 5 per cent. You convert your million dollars into T Bills. Safe as you can get, right? If they renege on T Bills, you got other problems.

So you make $50,000 a year annually interest. And never have to touch your principal. This is not a great "wage" but in many areas of the country, with some scrimping and frugality, one can get by OK.

Except, while 4, 5 or 6 percent T Bills are historically right in there, for a long time getting .50 per cent was the best one can do. So instead of getting $50,000 a year, one is only getting $5000 a year on their money.

Not everybody wants to play the stock market, for whatever reason. Pensions, and Insurance companies, depend on interest payments. When rates trend towards Zero for 20 years, you're gonna have trouble. Then they start talking (seriously even) about "negative" interest rates, and Zillion dollar coins, and other financial jiggery-pokery. Don't be fooled. They aim to steal every fucking thing that isn't nailed down.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 09, 2018 07:55 PM (B28pn)

207 I was late! I hope I didn't miss all the good bits.

Thanks, YD for letting me know!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 07:55 PM (hYcqw)

208 What channel is the rally on? Cspan doesn't have it.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 09, 2018 07:52 PM (gC2IV)

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

Fox may have it, but you can always find them by searching Hooktube. No commercials.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 07:55 PM (I16G8)

209 OAN is carrying it, if you have OAN

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 07:56 PM (hYcqw)

210 208.
Atta boy.
Slowly, slowly, catch the mishky.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 07:56 PM (fA1SL)

211 206 Thanks rickl!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 09, 2018 07:54 PM (gC2IV)


They have occasional technical glitches, but they sound like good people. I've been watching their coverage since the campaign rallies.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 07:56 PM (sdi6R)

212 Ha! They continue to show their colors.
Good for them.

This is an excellent for a FL state bank to publicly take up Spike's business, fly their colors, and garner a boatload of new customers.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 09, 2018 07:56 PM (5FQVt)

213 Too big to do the right thing.

Posted by: Dave at October 09, 2018 07:57 PM (fcIw1)

214 I'm watching it online at Right Side Broadcasting.


=====

I keep meaning to donate to them. They're self funded traveling to all the rallies.

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:57 PM (cF8AT)

215 Rally live on U Tube:

https://tinyurl.com/y9qkjq9e

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 09, 2018 07:58 PM (FTlwv)

216 Trump is good at this it's just insane. He just keeps getting better.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 07:58 PM (4ErVI)

217 Fun fact: The oddly named "Fifth Third" bank is the result of a merger between the Third and Fifth banks in Ohio. The bank was going to be called "Third Fifth" (Third bought Fifth) but they were worried that it would be bad PR to name it that because people would think they're condoning excessive alcohol consumption. So they inverted it. Always woke?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 07:58 PM (hYcqw)

218 181 I'm looking for a comprehensive book on Mao's cultural revolution, any suggestions?

Thanks.
Posted by: 13times at October 09, 2018 07:48 PM (K3B2k)

This is not comprehensive but Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng is an excellent memoir. The Heavenly Man is a memoir about the impact of the Great Cultural Revolution on Christians.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 09, 2018 07:59 PM (cjwsC)

219 Hahahaha!

There's more people there from Nebraska than Iowa!

He did a test calling out each state....Nebraska won hands down!

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:59 PM (cF8AT)

220 Trump is good at this it's just insane. He just keeps getting better.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 07:58 PM (4ErVI)
++++++++++++
Dragon energy

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 07:59 PM (hYcqw)

221 223 Hahahaha!

There's more people there from Nebraska than Iowa!

He did a test calling out each state....Nebraska won hands down!
Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:59 PM (cF8AT)

That's so corny.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2018 07:59 PM (NWiLs)

222 Gun owners are a loyal bunch. One smart local bank could reap the rewards of this buffoonery.

Maybe it's time the Supreme Court look into unfair business practices.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 09, 2018 07:59 PM (pUDQf)

223 As awful as "Cash for Clunkers" was, at least the decision to see one's own engine destroyed was voluntary.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik: Air Pinochet trainee at October 09, 2018 07:51 PM (DTX3h)

Oh yes Broken Windows Theory. Why not break your own window to claim insurance and government help? What is the worst that happens. Business hire able bodied mean to leave the house after dinner so they can break windows only to be replaced by glassiers the next day. And glassmen need sandwiches and beer do local businesses profit. So tomorrow what do we do? Break more windows!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2018 07:59 PM (JFO2v)

224 "Great job staff...great job"

Talking about Having more Nebraskans there than Iowans.

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:00 PM (cF8AT)

225 Democrats are racing each other to the Left, keep going I say

Posted by: Skip at October 09, 2018 08:00 PM (T4oHT)

226 223 Hahahaha!

There's more people there from Nebraska than Iowa!

He did a test calling out each state....Nebraska won hands down!

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 07:59 PM (cF8AT)

Yep it's just across the river and Omaha is a much bigger city.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 08:00 PM (4ErVI)

227 Dammit. I don't want E15, or the Corn Queen policies that give Iowa so much outsized primary power.

Sigh. Can't win 'em all.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:00 PM (hYcqw)

228 Ethanol? wth?

Oh well I can't like everything he does.

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 08:00 PM (UdKB7)

229 Yep it's just across the river and Omaha is a much bigger city.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 08:00 PM (4ErVI)
+++++++++++
Is Council Bluffs part of the Omaha metro? I know they are very close.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:01 PM (hYcqw)

230 Democrats are the party of crime.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 08:01 PM (4ErVI)

231 Dammit. I don't want E15, or the Corn Queen policies that give Iowa so much outsized primary power.

Sigh. Can't win 'em all.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Time to dust off the Mitt Romney 'ear of corn' picture again.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 09, 2018 08:01 PM (FTlwv)

232 "Democrats are the party of crime."

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 08:02 PM (sdi6R)

233 "Democrats are the party of crime. They are. Republicans are the party of safety. We're also the party of jobs, jobs, jobs."

Party of crime. Like it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:02 PM (hYcqw)

234 Can we ever burn enough corn in leased SUVs to drive children to summer camps where they lose their virginity so that all brown and black children starve?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2018 08:02 PM (JFO2v)

235 Ethanol for fuel is stupid. Gah

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 08:02 PM (UdKB7)

236 Great Jim quote. 'Imagine - you survived fucking Communism, and now you can actually buy toilet paper. And what happens? Your progeny, your only son, dresses up like a retarded wolf mascot. And then you start thinking, 'Maybe Stalin was right.' What a life. Just look at that shame and utter defeat. '

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:02 PM (fA1SL)

237 231 Dammit. I don't want E15, or the Corn Queen policies that give Iowa so much outsized primary power.

Sigh. Can't win 'em all.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:00 PM (hYcqw)

Maybe one of the sciencey types can tell us how to separate the ethanol for drinking purposes during the Burning Times.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2018 08:02 PM (NWiLs)

238 Look at it this way. A million dollars sounds like a lot of money to most people, and it is, but. Let's say you saved a million dollars. Interest rates are 5 per cent. You convert your million dollars into T Bills. Safe as you can get, right? If they renege on T Bills, you got other problems.

Yeah, except that you're not actually making 5%. If inflation is running at 3% and you're spending the return on your investment, in reality you're drawing down your principle. Sure, the number is the same, but the buying power is less. And you're paying taxes on that money, so it's really more of a wash.

If inflation is running at 3%, you really need to be getting a return in the neighborhood of 9% or 10% if you're planning to spend 5% of your principle every year.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:03 PM (h2Bdk)

239 Democrats suck and always have.

Posted by: thathalfrican - GOOD at October 09, 2018 08:03 PM (IYHxL)

240
Isooctane >> Ethanol

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:04 PM (LsBY9)

241 236 "Democrats are the party of crime."

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 08:02 PM (sdi6R)

So I cant rape women?

Posted by: Billy Bob Cigar Sticker at October 09, 2018 08:04 PM (JFO2v)

242 That would be a great name for a brand of moonshine: Burning Times.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2018 08:04 PM (NWiLs)

243 162 If the banking industry is so consolidated that a few banks can have such an effect on another sector of the economy, the those banks are too big to fail and should be broken up.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 09, 2018 07:44 PM (SgjGX)


I think Bernardo Sandersnista says this a lot. That said, he then wants to nationalize them once they break up.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 08:04 PM (/9p9e)

244 "Maybe one of the sciencey types can tell us how to separate the ethanol for drinking purposes during the Burning Times."

Just give me the corn. I've got enough copper for the rest.

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 08:04 PM (UdKB7)

245 241
Maybe one of the sciencey types can tell us how to separate the ethanol for drinking purposes during the Burning Times.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2018 08:02 PM (NWiLs)


SMR know all about that, comrade.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 08:04 PM (sdi6R)

246 >>222

Thanks. I just read Live and Die in Shanghai, which led to a Moment in Peking and Stateless in Shanghai. I very much enjoyed all three books.

Live and Die in Shanghai is compelling.

Posted by: 13times at October 09, 2018 08:05 PM (K3B2k)

247 240 Great Jim quote. 'Imagine - you survived fucking Communism, and now you can actually buy toilet paper. And what happens? Your progeny, your only son, dresses up like a retarded wolf mascot. And then you start thinking, 'Maybe Stalin was right.' What a life. Just look at that shame and utter defeat. '
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:02 PM (fA1SL)


That is funny, in a dark sort of way.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:05 PM (h2Bdk)

248 I do love that Democrats now have to worry which nutball loser to run against Trump.

Hillary, like herpes, just won't go away.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 09, 2018 08:05 PM (pUDQf)

249 249. * fistbump *
All about malting. And most field corn won't self-malt, as it's a hybrid, amd so sterile.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:06 PM (fA1SL)

250 I think Bernardo Sandersnista says this a lot. That said, he then wants to nationalize them once they break up.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 08:04 PM (/9p9e)
+++++++++
That's the real problem. I am also of the opinion that any SIFI (Systemically Important Financial Institution) is - by definition - too large and should probably be split up (at least along investment/retail lines). But nationalized banks are *always* a nightmare scenario - they double down on stupid. More suppliers = more competition. More competition = better outcomes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:06 PM (hYcqw)

251 Here's the RSBN link if you want to donate...

http://tinyurl.com/ybxdd2um

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:06 PM (cF8AT)

252 Yep merger between fifth national and third national maybe a hundred years back.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 07:28 PM (5aX2M)

they should have renamed themselves Point 53 Bank

or the A Bit Over Half Bank

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 08:06 PM (dMvl+)

253 Every woman in Iowa sounds like Joanie Ernst.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 08:06 PM (4ErVI)

254 If inflation is running at 3%, you really need to be getting a return in the neighborhood of 9% or 10% if you're planning to spend 5% of your principle every year.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:03 PM (h2Bdk)

Go read Adam Smith. Land and capital needs to draw about 6% per year to be profitable or changed to another business.

A rule of wealth is never spent more that 4%!

Posted by: Billy Bob Cigar Sticker at October 09, 2018 08:06 PM (JFO2v)

255 251. 'Dark humor is like food - not everyone gets it. ' - J. Stalin

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (fA1SL)

256 253 249. * fistbump *
All about malting. And most field corn won't self-malt, as it's a hybrid, amd so sterile.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:06 PM (fA1SL)


So we need to stockpile food, booze, ammo, and... malt? I may need to write this down.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (h2Bdk)

257 Those of you who don't have cable or satellite, when you watch on the computer does it constantly buffer?

I'm trying to watch the rally and you tube is driving me crazy.

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (dczB+)

258 Wow she's loud.

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (UdKB7)

259 Whoa...this woman has a screechy voice. Yikes!

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (cF8AT)

260 246 That would be a great name for a brand of moonshine: Burning Times.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2018 08:04 PM (NWiLs)

Or a Mexican food truck

Posted by: josephistan at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (Izzlo)

261 Wow she's loud.
Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (UdKB7)
++++++++++++
She's pumped.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (hYcqw)

262 259 251. 'Dark humor is like food - not everyone gets it. ' - J. Stalin
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (fA1SL)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE QUOTE ITSELF IS DARK HUMOR AND VERY META.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at October 09, 2018 08:08 PM (NWiLs)

263 260. There's malt extracts. But at some point, ya gotta roll your own. Wheat sprouts well, makes a good malt.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:08 PM (fA1SL)

264 266 I don't know if I can trust her short haircut
Posted by: Georgetown Prep Alumni Relations at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (Ejm4y)

She has Serious Hair.

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:08 PM (dczB+)

265 258 If inflation is running at 3%, you really need to be getting a return in the neighborhood of 9% or 10% if you're planning to spend 5% of your principle every year.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:03 PM (h2Bdk)

Go read Adam Smith. Land and capital needs to draw about 6% per year to be profitable or changed to another business.

A rule of wealth is never spent more that 4%!
Posted by: Billy Bob Cigar Sticker at October 09, 2018 08:06 PM (JFO2v)


You can't peg it to a single number like that. It depends on inflation, it depends on taxes, and it depends on lost opportunity costs.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:08 PM (h2Bdk)

266 I don't know if I can trust her short haircut
Posted by: Georgetown Prep Alumni Relations at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (Ejm4y)

****************

Never trust women with butch haircuts.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at October 09, 2018 08:08 PM (+dsLj)

267 227 Oh yes Broken Windows Theory. Why not break your own window to claim insurance and government help?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2018 07:59 PM (JFO2v)


It'll get even better! In the case of E15, your pre-2001 era window will be broken by the government *and* you'll get jack shit for compensation! Lose/lose!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik: Air Pinochet trainee at October 09, 2018 08:08 PM (DTX3h)

268 "I'm trying to watch the rally and you tube is driving me crazy"

I'm watching it on YT on a roku no problem.

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 08:08 PM (UdKB7)

269 You have a microphone, stop shouting!

Posted by: josephistan at October 09, 2018 08:08 PM (Izzlo)

270 Those of you who don't have cable or satellite, when you watch on the computer does it constantly buffer?

I'm trying to watch the rally and you tube is driving me crazy.
Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (dczB+)

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

Mine buffers a few times at the start and then smooths out. This is on a tablet with shitty wifi service.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 08:09 PM (I16G8)

271 266 I don't know if I can trust her short haircut
Posted by: Georgetown Prep Alumni Relations at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (Ejm4y)


She looks like a 1 to me.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 08:09 PM (sdi6R)

272 My ears, they burn! The goggles do nothing!

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at October 09, 2018 08:09 PM (+dsLj)

273 Kim had a cup of meth this morning seems like.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 08:09 PM (4ErVI)

274 Bye, Nikki.



Posted by: confederate flag at October 09, 2018 08:09 PM (LL1Be)

275 I think Bernardo Sandersnista says this a lot. That said, he then wants to nationalize them once they break up.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 08:04 PM (/9p9e)

And decide who gets money! When Bernie and Fauxxhaountus are leanding money we will only have no pay back college loans and android gay transexual robot palors

Posted by: Billy Bob Cigar Sticker at October 09, 2018 08:09 PM (JFO2v)

276 The Fifth Third Bank thinks that they will be getting "Woke Points" by their corporate virtue signaling.

Actually what they'll be getting is a felony complaint filed with the FBI for their "Conspiracy in restraint of trade" violation of 15 U.S. Code 1 that could cost them a 100 million dollar fine.
Also a reminder of who the President of the United States is, and who is sitting on the Supreme court, so they can weigh their chances of getting away with their criminal action.

Posted by: An Observation at October 09, 2018 08:09 PM (+tXNZ)

277 Iowa is discriminating against profligate states with their balanced budget. They should be forced to subsidize neighboring Illinois.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:10 PM (hYcqw)

278 That's a voice made for newspaper, unfortunately. Sorry, Governor of Iowa.

She sounds ok when she's not shouting. She sounds like a cheerleader with a head cold when she is.

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 08:10 PM (P1f+c)

279 "If inflation is running at 3%, you really need to be getting a return in the neighborhood of 9% or 10% if you're planning to spend 5% of your principle every year."

Inflation is a separate issue from my example, but in no case will one be spending any of the principal, at least nominally.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 09, 2018 08:10 PM (B28pn)

280 I'm trying to watch the rally and you tube is driving me crazy. Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:07 PM (dczB+)

*************

It's Google, I'm sure some fuckhole is throttling the live streams right now.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at October 09, 2018 08:10 PM (+dsLj)

281 Trump: "Wow! Good energy!"

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:10 PM (cF8AT)

282 Barley also makes a good malt. Hard to find that shit what isn't 'pearled' for use in soup, however.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:10 PM (fA1SL)

283 239 There was a flame war on the ONT a few nights ago, Saturday I think as I was up watching the F-1 race.

Posted by: Skip at October 09, 2018 08:10 PM (T4oHT)

284 Actually what they'll be getting is a felony complaint filed with the FBI for their "Conspiracy in restraint of trade" violation of 15 U.S. Code 1 that could cost them a 100 million dollar fine.
Also a reminder of who the President of the United States is, and who is sitting on the Supreme court, so they can weigh their chances of getting away with their criminal action.
Posted by: An Observation at October 09, 2018 08:09 PM (+tXNZ)
+++++++++++
A piddling $100 million fine? Break 'em up for restraining interstate trade.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:11 PM (hYcqw)

285 Iowa is also #1 in screamy loud governors.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 08:11 PM (4ErVI)

286 286 "If inflation is running at 3%, you really need to be getting a return in the neighborhood of 9% or 10% if you're planning to spend 5% of your principle every year."

Inflation is a separate issue from my example, but in no case will one be spending any of the principal, at least nominally.
Posted by: Common Tater at October 09, 2018 08:10 PM (B28pn)


Inflation is never a separate issue. It's a fact of life you have to account for.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:11 PM (h2Bdk)

287 "Fifth Third" Bank? What a shitty name. Horrible branding. What the fuck does that even signify?

Here's an idea: Open a bank and call it "Shifty-Eyed Back-Alley Loan Shark Bank." Yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: zombie at October 09, 2018 08:11 PM (c+2jX)

288 He said earlier today he would be making a big announcement tonight...

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:11 PM (cF8AT)

289 Iowa is also #1 in screamy loud governors.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 08:11 PM (4ErVI)
++++++++
Can't win 'em all

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (hYcqw)

290 My ears are bleeding after that lady speaker.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (2NqXo)

291 Goodnight horde, back on normal shift tomorrow.

Posted by: Skip at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (T4oHT)

292 The guy on Tucker had me screaming at the TV.
The violence is coming from the Right not the Left. This is their new talking point.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (hECVl)

293 "Sperm Bank" sounds better than Fifth Third.

Posted by: Shep! at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (//voU)

294 Kim had a cup of meth this morning seems like.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 08:09 PM (4ErVI)

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Trying to match the President's energy and over corrected.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (5aX2M)

295 Moonshine is like rocket fuel for human politicians.

Posted by: Fritz at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (Z9C5C)

296 Google's makes their servers appear faster than they are by reducing bandwidth after a few minutes. Sometimes refreshing the page will restore speed.

Posted by: tooltip at October 09, 2018 08:13 PM (VMyIb)

297 I thought that name was supposed to be a ha-ha.
These things write themselves.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (TUU1F)

"Right Bank of the Ohio River" was taken...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2018 08:13 PM (iwUO9)

298
Remember comrades, that all big businesses are right wing. Never mind that all of them are being run by SJWs and fully promoting the leftist agenda

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 09, 2018 08:13 PM (SiINZ)

299 did Trump makes his big announcement yet?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 08:13 PM (dMvl+)

300 It's not hot here but it's humid as hell. I'm turning on my air conditioner.

In October. Yeah, I'm a wuss.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 08:13 PM (sdi6R)

301 Glug up your automobiles and other things America.

Posted by: E15 Ethanol Gasoline at October 09, 2018 08:14 PM (r9UYA)

302 The violence is coming from the Right not the Left. This is their new talking point.
=====

What's the saying? "Pictures or it didn't happen?"

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at October 09, 2018 08:14 PM (//voU)

303 I have never seen anyone look as uncomfortable with a Trump "Get up here!" than Reince Priebus when Trump won. That dude preferred the shadows.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:14 PM (hYcqw)

304 Uh... banks are all part of the Federal banking system, and in fact, we insure them to a certain extent.

Seeing as how they are part of the Federal Reserve system, one dependent on the US Government, how the hell can they discriminate?

Dear President Trump, you have a Treasury Secretary, and the whip hand... pleas use it.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2018 08:14 PM (NgKpN)

305 302 The guy on Tucker had me screaming at the TV.
The violence is coming from the Right not the Left. This is their new talking point.
Posted by: redridinghood at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (hECVl)

The Pinochet and woodchipper memes are getting to them.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at October 09, 2018 08:14 PM (fEVAB)

306 309 did Trump makes his big announcement yet?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 08:13 PM (dMvl+)

Not yet.

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:14 PM (cF8AT)

307 294 Iowa is also #1 in screamy loud governors.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 08:11 PM (4ErVI)


Dung Heap Harkin made the Wellstone Memorial the shit-show it was. He was a Senator though.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 08:14 PM (/9p9e)

308 303 "Sperm Bank" sounds better than Fifth Third.

==

Spank Bank

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 08:14 PM (dMvl+)

309 Can anyone imagine what would happen if a bank refused to do business with abortion providers?

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (h2Bdk)

310 The guy on Tucker had me screaming at the TV.
The violence is coming from the Right not the Left. This is their new talking point.
Posted by: redridinghood at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (hECVl)

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Our actual free speech is violence. Their actual violence is free speech.

Also, words are actions now.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (I16G8)

311 285 That's a voice made for newspaper, unfortunately. Sorry, Governor of Iowa.

She sounds ok when she's not shouting. She sounds like a cheerleader with a head cold when she is.
Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 08:10 PM (P1f+c)


Women have a real problem with this. When they get excited all too often they get screechy. I've played baseball games with girls' softball games being played on adjacent fields. My ears bled.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (YqDXo)

312 Gizmodo

Anti Wind Farmingsim Sweeping Europe

and coming here

Oh year Economics be bad

Posted by: Billy Bob Cigar Sticker at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (JFO2v)

313 If about 1/6 to 1/3 of these banks' customers withdrew all of their money in protest at the same time, the bank would be finished, or so I've been told.

Posted by: Boofffffperch at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (abHaa)

314 "Inflation is never a separate issue. It's a fact of life you have to account for."

Well the whole point of my example was that interest rates below the rate of inflation are a death knell for an economy, but I thought it was pretty clear. I should have mentioned it explicitly, I suppose.
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I turned off Gov. Reynolds even before she started speaking. I'm an Iowanian. I knew already about her voice.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (B28pn)

315 The guy on Tucker had me screaming at the TV.
The violence is coming from the Right not the Left. This is their new talking point.
Posted by: redridinghood at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (hECVl)
++++++++++
Standard Left playbook:
1) Determine what the Left is doing
2) Accuse the Right of doing that thing
3) Get *really* angry if anyone on the Right calls you on it
4) If step 3 fails, double down on steps 2-3 until dissent ceases

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (hYcqw)

316 The Fifth Turd Bank? WTF kinda name is that?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:16 PM (YqDXo)

317 312 The violence is coming from the Right not the Left. This is their new talking point.
=====

What's the saying? "Pictures or it didn't happen?"
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at October 09, 2018 08:14 PM (//voU)


Their violence is speech. Your speech is violence. They're just responding to your violence with speech.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:16 PM (h2Bdk)

318 289 Barley also makes a good malt. Hard to find that shit what isn't 'pearled' for use in soup, however.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:10 PM (fA1SL


"Chile, what the hell you sayin?!"

- - Pearl Bailey

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 08:16 PM (/9p9e)

319 302 The guy on Tucker had me screaming at the TV.
The violence is coming from the Right not the Left. This is their new talking point.
Posted by: redridinghood at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (hECVl)

Called that last night. Same bullshit talking point. Claim for others what you yourself are guilty of.

Does anyone with any brain matter at all actually believe it's the Republicans creating this political shit show?

Did Rand Paul punch himself? Did Scalise get shot by a conservative? Were Republican harpies screeching at Flake in the elevator? Only morons believe the bullshit and the media is shoveling it by the ton.

But the curtain is drawn back. Everyone knows who the wizard of oz is now.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 09, 2018 08:16 PM (pUDQf)

320 319 Can anyone imagine what would happen if a bank refused to do business with abortion providers?
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (h2Bdk)
----------------------
Speaking of mobs and violence, ........
Yeah, I can just imagine.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 09, 2018 08:16 PM (Rxduq)

321 What's a good starter firearm for a gun shy former liberal?

I like a wood stock (insert the obvious joke)

Posted by: Max Power at October 09, 2018 08:16 PM (QCc6B)

322 The guy on Tucker had me screaming at the TV.

The violence is coming from the Right not the Left. This is their new talking point.


How many Congressmen/Senators have been hospitalized because of members of the other party?

How many have been targeted in their restaurants or their homes?

What is the Right's version of Antifa?


Posted by: Kaitlan Collins at October 09, 2018 08:16 PM (oVJmc)

323 315. They should be afraid. They should respond wisely to their fears and remove the possibility that we end up resorting to the one thing that always settles things if this type. They should try to act like they're iur neighbors and fellow Americans, and not a foreign power seeking dominance BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. They should remember 11 Sept 1973.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:16 PM (fA1SL)

324 Those Nebraska Corn Huskers are out in force tonight.

Go Big Red

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:17 PM (dczB+)

325 Well, that's an old sock.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 09, 2018 08:17 PM (oVJmc)

326 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (hYcqw)

Bingo. The left is ALL about projection.

Posted by: thathalfrican - GOOD at October 09, 2018 08:17 PM (IYHxL)

327 324 If about 1/6 to 1/3 of these banks' customers withdrew all of their money in protest at the same time, the bank would be finished, or so I've been told.
Posted by: Boofffffperch at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (abHaa)

I would do my part if I had accounts with them but I have never heard of them before today.

Posted by: jsg at October 09, 2018 08:17 PM (To1m2)

328 Any bank that has ever taken federal aid in any form should no the able to disavow the 2A. Problem solved.

Posted by: rammajamma at October 09, 2018 08:17 PM (xceTB)

329 I bank at Fifth of Jack myself.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:17 PM (LL1Be)

330 These Iowa R's seem to be, well, somewhat retarded.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 09, 2018 08:18 PM (r9UYA)

331 I guess I will be closing my 5/3 accounts. I am in the military, and....ew icky firearms and all.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 09, 2018 08:18 PM (hE7/N)

332
I thought you pronounced Huskers HOO-skers, like that band Husker Du.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 08:18 PM (/9p9e)

333 302 The guy on Tucker had me screaming at the TV.
The violence is coming from the Right not the Left. This is their new talking point.
Posted by: redridinghood at October 09, 2018 08:12 PM (hECVl)


Projection and gaslighting 24/7.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 08:19 PM (sdi6R)

334 Alex wrote:

Just start your own financial services sector, y'all.

In a way, this is what Nakamoto Satoshi did, we just need to follow up on the bits and pieces.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at October 09, 2018 08:19 PM (87ijN)

335 251 240 Great Jim quote. 'Imagine - you survived fucking Communism, and now you can actually buy toilet paper. And what happens? Your progeny, your only son, dresses up like a retarded wolf mascot. And then you start thinking, 'Maybe Stalin was right.' What a life. Just look at that shame and utter defeat. '
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:02 PM (fA1SL)

That is funny, in a dark sort of way.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:05 PM (h2Bdk)

I believe that all Slav humor stems from the dark side..

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (NgKpN)

336 Mattress Security and Trust has maintained a consistent interest rate for my entire lifetime.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (LL1Be)

337 5/3rd, formerly Old Kent of the cuckiest burgs in the upper Midwest in West Michigan, home to the softest liberal boomer rightists and now, the Berkeley of Michigan in Grand Rapids.

Many bunks awarded.

Posted by: Ten at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (Xlssn)

338 332 What's a good starter firearm for a gun shy former liberal?

I like a wood stock (insert the obvious joke)
Posted by: Max Power at October 09, 2018 08:16 PM (QCc6B)


Go to a range and rent a bunch of guns. See what's comfortable. For hobby purposes you can't beat a .22. If you're looking for self defense you'll get as many opinions as there are calibers.

If you're planning to carry remember a less powerful gun you carry is more useful than a rhino-stopper you left at home because it's to damn heavy to lug around.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (h2Bdk)

339 If about 1/6 to 1/3 of these banks' customers withdrew all of their money in protest at the same time, the bank would be finished, or so I've been told.
Posted by: Boofffffperch at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (abHaa)

I would do my part if I had accounts with them but I have never heard of them before today.
Posted by: jsg at October 09, 2018 08:17 PM (To1m2)

I think they're more or less of a regional bank, I saw a lot of locations when I lived in Michigan, but haven't seen one since I moved to California.

Posted by: Boofffffperch at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (abHaa)

340 75 Wells Fargo will eagerly do business with second amendment folks.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (/9p9e)
...........

Well, they need shotguns on the stage coaches, right?
Posted by: wth at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (HgMAr)

...

75 Wells Fargo will eagerly do business with second amendment folks.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (/9p9e)
...........

Well, they need shotguns on the stage coaches, right?
Posted by: wth at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (HgMAr)

...

And business. Their reputation is death right now.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (yL25O)

341 >>346
fuck preexisting conditions, yo

as well as ethanol.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (r9UYA)

342 I want out. But I'm stuck, because I have no skills that will get me out.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (jlHSA)

There are hundreds of trade schools and business colleges that want your business, some of them even ethical.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (iwUO9)

343 Nope, JJ. its pronounced Huskers, the u is a short vowel.

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (dczB+)

344 Standard Left playbook:
1) Determine what the Left is doing
2) Accuse the Right of doing that thing
3) Get *really* angry if anyone on the Right calls you on it
4) If step 3 fails, double down on steps 2-3 until dissent ceases
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (hYcqw)

Ann Coulter has said many years that the left does what they accuse the right of in the future!

Posted by: Billy Bob Cigar Sticker at October 09, 2018 08:21 PM (JFO2v)

345 348. And the guy in line says, 'Great! Niw they've run out of bullets, too!'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:21 PM (fA1SL)

346 339 Any bank that has ever taken federal aid in any form should no the able to disavow the 2A. Problem solved.
Posted by: rammajamma at October 09, 2018 08:17 PM (xceTB)

Any bank that uses Federal Insurance to insure accounts, should not be able to discriminate.

Oh, wait, that would be EVERY US Bank.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2018 08:21 PM (NgKpN)

347
There are hundreds of trade schools and business colleges that want your business, some of them even ethical.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (iwUO9)


"Next yee-uh, I be uh air traffic kin-tro-luh. GUARANTEED!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 08:21 PM (/9p9e)

348 If bakers can't refuse service, banks can't.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at October 09, 2018 08:21 PM (iynDC)

349 And business. Their reputation is death right now.
Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (yL25O)


Why is that?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:21 PM (YqDXo)

350 Any bank that uses armed security guards...

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:22 PM (dczB+)

351 Any word on why Nikki quit?

"#metoo"??

Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:22 PM (LL1Be)

352 355 I want out. But I'm stuck, because I have no skills that will get me out.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 07:32 PM (jlHSA)

There are hundreds of trade schools and business colleges that want your business, some of them even ethical.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2018 08:20 PM (iwUO9)

Weld in Louisiana or Texas
Drive trucks in Frack country

Posted by: Billy Bob Cigar Sticker at October 09, 2018 08:22 PM (JFO2v)

353 Women have a real problem with this. When they get excited all too often they get screechy.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Darwin's fault, I guess. You want all the cavemen to be paying attention RIGHT NOW if the saber-tooth tiger is eating the cavewomen (or the cavekids).

If it's eating the cavemen, not quite as important.

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 08:22 PM (P1f+c)

354 The business targeted in that story - Spike's Tactical - caters a bit to the bro crowd, but he's a good guy.

We're talking about a business owner that will give you his personal cell number and tell you to call him over lunch to talk about technical details.

I have my wallet out right now, going to go buy something just to make a point.

Posted by: lurker at October 09, 2018 08:23 PM (67XdO)

355 363 If bakers can't refuse service, banks can't.
Posted by: Richard McEnroe at October 09, 2018 08:21 PM (iynDC)

Make that loan!

Posted by: Billy Bob Cigar Sticker at October 09, 2018 08:23 PM (JFO2v)

356 366 Any word on why Nikki quit?

"#metoo"??
Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:22 PM (LL1Be)


This was known to Trump when he nominated her. She had enough being governor and then two years at the UN would burn her out.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 08:23 PM (/9p9e)

357 Why is that?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:21 PM (YqDXo)
+++++++++++
They serially fleeced their customers for a decade or more - fake accounts, forcing useless insurance on auto loan holders without telling them, structuring overdrafts, the list goes on.

Anyone still with WF is nuts.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:23 PM (hYcqw)

358 If it's eating the cavemen, not quite as important.
Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 08:22 PM (P1f+c)

Depends on how much insurance coverage they have.

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:23 PM (dczB+)

359 >>366
Any word on why Nikki quit?

"#metoo"??

The Globalist's told her to?

Posted by: Under Fire at October 09, 2018 08:23 PM (r9UYA)

360 This was known to Trump when he nominated her. She had enough being governor and then two years at the UN would burn her out.

Interesting. Thank you ,sir.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:24 PM (LL1Be)

361 This was known to Trump when he nominated her. She had enough being governor and then two years at the UN would burn her out.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 08:23 PM (/9p9e)


Two years at the UN would have me advocating release of nuclear weapons. On everybody.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:25 PM (h2Bdk)

362 "Chaos! at the white house" would be a better band than "Panic! at the disco."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:25 PM (hYcqw)

363
Off for a late glass of wine with a friend.

See you in the AM.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 09, 2018 08:25 PM (/9p9e)

364 Women have a real problem with this. When they get excited all too often they get screechy. I've played baseball games with girls' softball games being played on adjacent fields. My ears bled.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:15 PM (YqDXo)

...

My wife does some public speaking and works incessantly to pitch her voice downward. It limits range a bit for women, but they lose listeners otherwise, so it's actually not a loss, per se. She finds other ways to express intensity.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:25 PM (yL25O)

365 378. And thus was born GECSPLAN.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:26 PM (fA1SL)

366 361 well, trump, stop using federal funds to sponsor illegals.
Posted by: Georgetown Prep Alumni Relations at October 09, 2018 08:21 PM (Ejm4y)

About 2 or 3 billion just for illegal anchor baby births. And that comes right out of poor whites and black healthcare. Dems would sell all black into slavery tomorrow to have 22 million Mexicans voting for them.

Posted by: Billy Bob Cigar Sticker at October 09, 2018 08:26 PM (JFO2v)

367 382 fuck, no one ever asked the Saudis to pay?

Posted by: Georgetown Prep Alumni Relations at October 09, 2018 08:25 PM (Ejm4y)

I think he said that about Japan.

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:26 PM (cF8AT)

368 Good night, J.J.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 08:26 PM (sdi6R)

369 They serially fleeced their customers for a decade or more - fake accounts, forcing useless insurance on auto loan holders without telling them, structuring overdrafts, the list goes on.

Anyone still with WF is nuts.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:23 PM (hYcqw)


Thanks. I hadn't known that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:26 PM (YqDXo)

370 its me

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2018 08:26 PM (JFO2v)

371 I saw some different tweets today, thanking Nikki for a fine job. They were from Israelis.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 08:27 PM (lwiT4)

372 339 Any bank that has ever taken federal aid in any form should no the able to disavow the 2A. Problem solved.
Posted by: rammajamma at October 09, 2018 08:17 PM (xceTB)
---------------------
THIS.
Seems to me that having their deposits backed by the FDIC constitutes a form of federal aid.
Kick them OUT.

There is no requirement for banks to belong.
So the private corporation can have all the freedom it likes --- if it goes fully private.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 09, 2018 08:27 PM (Rxduq)

373 Goodnight, JJ. Have fun!

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:27 PM (dczB+)

374 When is our side going to commit to "Total War" the way the Left has?

I even understand that I'm going to have to be a necessary sacrifice if we get to that state.

But as long as We win, I can accept that.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 08:27 PM (jlHSA)

375 372 Why is that?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:21 PM (YqDXo)
+++++++++++
They serially fleeced their customers for a decade or more - fake accounts, forcing useless insurance on auto loan holders without telling them, structuring overdrafts, the list goes on.

Anyone still with WF is nuts.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:23 PM (hYcqw)

...

Which is to say, they got caught.

I don't actually believe the other banks are better than WF. It's just that WF's sins are a matter of record, not suspicion.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:27 PM (yL25O)

376 Women have a real problem with this. When they get excited all too often
they get screechy. I've played baseball games with girls' softball
games being played on adjacent fields. My ears bled.



Welcome to the new and improved NFL.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:28 PM (LL1Be)

377 Another great rally. Unfortunately taco nights is not gonna cook itself. Grrrr...

Posted by: Max Power at October 09, 2018 08:28 PM (QCc6B)

378 She finds other ways to express intensity


She throws shoes at the audience?

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 08:28 PM (lwiT4)

379 So the FAB has communicated a threat. There will be no peace until democrats are given power. In other words "The streets will flow red with the blood of republicans until democrats are given control of the government". Yep. Totally not fascists.

Why isn't she in jail? She is clearly calling for the violent overthrow of the government.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 09, 2018 08:28 PM (hE7/N)

380 There is no requirement for banks to belong.
So the private corporation can have all the freedom it likes --- if it goes fully private.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 09, 2018 08:27 PM (Rxduq)
++++++++++
Add the universities to the list. I'd like to see a new rule that if a college or university accepts *any* federal money of *any* kind then they must adopt and enforce the Chicago Statement on Free Expression. They will be audited. If they fail, they have to pay all funds back out of their endowments. If they fail twice, they lose tax-exempt status.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:29 PM (hYcqw)

381 I guess Kanye AND Jim Brown are both going to the
WH for lunch...soon.

Wasn't today.

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:29 PM (cF8AT)

382 I guess Kanye AND Jim Brown are both going to the
WH for lunch...soon.

Wasn't today.
Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:29 PM (cF8AT)

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

Thursday, I think.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 08:30 PM (I16G8)

383 386 382 fuck, no one ever asked the Saudis to pay?

Posted by: Georgetown Prep Alumni Relations at October 09, 2018 08:25 PM (Ejm4y)

...

Speaking of, what is with this story that they tortured and hacked into pieces a dissident news columnist--at their embassy in Turkey? And Turkey is calling them out for it? Holy crap.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:30 PM (yL25O)

384 401 I guess Kanye AND Jim Brown are both going to the
WH for lunch...soon.

Wasn't today.
Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:29 PM (cF8AT)

Everybody thought Yeezus was scheduled for today, but it's actually for Thursday.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 08:30 PM (jlHSA)

385 The whole anchor baby thing is a fuckup. By my reading, you have to be born to citizen or legal alien parents - that "under the jurisdiction thereof" thing. You have to have legal status yourself before your kids can, no?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:31 PM (hYcqw)

386 I hardly ever get invited to the White House for lunch.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 08:31 PM (lwiT4)

387 Oh good, I'm going to tell one of my biggest clients about this.

He banks with Fifth Third and keeps hundreds of thousands of $s there.

He's a total MAGA guy, and loves the 2nd A.

Not to pat myself on the back, but he says I'm one of the smartest people he knows, besides being his CPA. One phone call from me tomorrow about this, and he'll yank all 10 of his accounts from there ASAP.

*rubbing hands together in glee*

Posted by: Marybeth at October 09, 2018 08:31 PM (MEgUr)

388 Everybody thought Yeezus was scheduled for today, but it's actually for Thursday.
Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 08:30 PM (jlHSA)

-------

Yep. Thursday is the Day of the Dragon.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 08:31 PM (5aX2M)

389 There was a mass shooting a month or so ago at the building housing 5/3d's headquarters. I remain amazed at the relative lack of publicity it received nationally. Apparently no one here is familiar with it.

Posted by: NCC at October 09, 2018 07:48 PM (fWbdp)

One assumes the perp's identity did not fit the narrative.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2018 08:31 PM (iwUO9)

390 Speaking of, what is with this story that they tortured and hacked into pieces a dissident news columnist--at their embassy in Turkey? And Turkey is calling them out for it? Holy crap.
Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:30 PM (yL25O)


The Turks and the Saudis are already fighting a proxy war in Syria. It's not surprising Turkey would be quick to make accusations.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:31 PM (h2Bdk)

391 I have never been able to understand the difference between what Nikki Haley did to our historic SC flag and the protestors tearing down statues.



I am insufficiently woke, I suppose.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:32 PM (LL1Be)

392 404. In fairness, it's possible to be a dissident against the Saudis and stilk warrant being hacked to pieces. And Turkey should be quiet, because fuck Turkey, that's why

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:32 PM (fA1SL)

393 399 So the FAB has communicated a threat. There will be no peace until democrats are given power. In other words "The streets will flow red with the blood of republicans until democrats are given control of the government". Yep. Totally not fascists.

Why isn't she in jail? She is clearly calling for the violent overthrow of the government.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 09, 2018 08:28 PM (hE7/N)


She walked right up to the line and is standing on tippy toes.

We're living in "interesting times", all right.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 08:32 PM (sdi6R)

394 I'll never get invited to the White House.

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:32 PM (dczB+)

395 398 She finds other ways to express intensity


She throws shoes at the audience?
Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 08:28 PM (lwiT4)

...
This is the least worst of the responses I expect to get from the Horde, after writing that.

Dramatic pauses. That's what I meant.

It's actually quite interesting as a speaker to learn the effect of slowing down, and being deliberate.

But she talks (preaching, actually) more with her hands and even whole body motion than anyone I know.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:33 PM (yL25O)

396 So, Horde lingo question. What is "FAB?" It's clearly Hill-dog, but I am wondering what it stands for.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:33 PM (hYcqw)

397 The whole anchor baby thing is a fuckup. By my reading, you have to be born to citizen or legal alien parents - that "under the jurisdiction thereof" thing. You have to have legal status yourself before your kids can, no?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


The Left version is "if they committed a murder, they'd be arrested, so they're 'under jurisdiction', right?"

Congress could clear this up... but wimps.

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 08:34 PM (P1f+c)

398 418 So, Horde lingo question. What is "FAB?" It's clearly Hill-dog, but I am wondering what it stands for.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:33 PM (hYcqw)

Fat
Ass
Bitch

Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2018 08:34 PM (NWiLs)

399 FAB=Fat Ass Bitch

Posted by: tu3031 at October 09, 2018 08:34 PM (jDF8P)

400 414 404. In fairness, it's possible to be a dissident against the Saudis and stilk warrant being hacked to pieces. And Turkey should be quiet, because fuck Turkey, that's why
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:32 PM (fA1SL)

All I want is to be able to get behind someone who doesn't have ties to Organized Crime.

And yes, I know that's pretty much impossible.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 08:34 PM (jlHSA)

401 Two years at the UN would have me advocating release of nuclear weapons. On everybody.


Including us.

I know everyone is always looking for the hidden meaning but this is one of those times where I want to just accept the story.

She's done enough, she's tired. She loves Trump, Trump loves her.

It can be that easy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 08:34 PM (fuK7c)

402 I say...you know who else had chanting at a rally.
Posted by: Georgetown Prep Alumni Relations at October 09, 2018 08:30 PM (Ejm4y)

I did, countless times.

Posted by: Barry 0bama at October 09, 2018 08:34 PM (abHaa)

403 418 I always assumed FatAssBitch

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 08:34 PM (5aX2M)

404 Capt Kirk, doing his duty to save the starship Enterprise is busy seducing the beautiful telepath Miranda.

Whoops! She read Spock's mind.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 09, 2018 08:34 PM (5FQVt)

405 So, Horde lingo question. What is "FAB?" It's clearly Hill-dog, but I am wondering what it stands for.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:33 PM (hYcqw)

--------

Fat Ass Bitch.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 08:35 PM (I16G8)

406 Call it in early? On what grounds? Banking being one of the most regulated businesses in the USA?

Sounds like someone's virtue got out ahead of the legal department to me.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 08:35 PM (0QYMt)

407 Thanks for schoolin' me, Insomniac and tu3031

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:35 PM (hYcqw)

408 FAB
Fat Assed Bitch

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:35 PM (dczB+)

409 422 FAB=Fat Ass Bitch
Posted by: tu3031 at October 09, 2018 08:34 PM (jDF8P)

Heh.

I always thought the F meant "Fugly".

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 08:35 PM (jlHSA)

410 Fat
Ass
Bitch
Posted by: Insomniac

I like big butts, I cannot lie!

Posted by: Sir Mix a Lot at October 09, 2018 08:35 PM (FTlwv)

411 yeah, stop the anchors. many people tell me the anchors are great people but you can't do it, sorry folks, can't have anchor babies. No one else does it...you know Bob told me no other country has ever had anchor babies.
Posted by: Georgetown Prep Alumni Relations



Fruit of the poisoned tree. Anchor babies should not be able to profit from their parent's lawbreaking.
No one else can.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2018 08:35 PM (HDCbD)

412 431 Thanks for schoolin' me, Insomniac and tu3031
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:35 PM (hYcqw)

Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2018 08:36 PM (NWiLs)

413 423. Hikaru - there's a difference in degree, not in kind, between governments and organized crime groups. Once you can learn to live with that, things adjust themselves accordingly.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:36 PM (fA1SL)

414 I'm still pissed about Levis.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at October 09, 2018 08:36 PM (j4US8)

415 A fat ass is not necessarily a bad thing on a woman who is otherwise attractive and charming.

Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 08:36 PM (sdi6R)

416 I like big butts, I cannot lie!
Posted by: Sir Mix a Lot at October 09, 2018 08:35 PM (FTlwv)
++++++++++
I can't deny.

Posted by: The Other Brothers at October 09, 2018 08:36 PM (hYcqw)

417 What kind dumbass name is Fifth Third Bank?

Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (/tuJf)


IIRC a Fifth National Bank bought out a Third National Bank.

No, really.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 08:36 PM (0QYMt)

418 Has he made the announcement?

Posted by: Braenyard at October 09, 2018 08:37 PM (5FQVt)

419 IIRC a Fifth National Bank bought out a Third National Bank.

No, really.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 08:36 PM

The Ruth's Chris Steak House of banks.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at October 09, 2018 08:37 PM (2NqXo)

420 The whole anchor baby thing is a fuckup. By my reading, you have to be born to citizen or legal alien parents - that "under the jurisdiction thereof" thing. You have to have legal status yourself before your kids can, no?

That's the way the law used to be written. But you end up with big problems if you don't control your borders. What do you do with a kid who's technically a Guatemalan national but whose family has been in the US for four generations? One who doesn't speak Spanish and has no connection to the old country?

Germany had this problem with the Turks. They invited "temporary" workers into the country in the '70s, and lots of them never left and had families. Under German law the grandkids weren't German. But they weren't Turks, either, and at some point it's just politically impossible not to naturalize them.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:37 PM (h2Bdk)

421 439 423. Hikaru - there's a difference in degree, not in kind, between governments and organized crime groups. Once you can learn to live with that, things adjust themselves accordingly.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:36 PM (fA1SL)

Either way, I'm always going to be on the outside.

I want something where I get to be part of the in-group.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 08:37 PM (jlHSA)

422 I say...you know who else had chanting at a rally.
Posted by: Georgetown Prep Alumni Relations



Sta-lin! Sta-lin! Sta-lin!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2018 08:37 PM (HDCbD)

423 "Fat
Ass
Bitch

I like big butts, I cannot lie!"


Not dat azz

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 08:37 PM (UdKB7)

424 No fuck! You Trump! I want more stories!

Posted by: Pynchonesque Vietnamese hooker at October 09, 2018 08:37 PM (j4US8)

425 What kind dumbass name is Fifth Third Bank?

Posted by: JackStraw at October 09, 2018 07:21 PM (/tuJf)
++++++++
See 221 - a merger and century-old wokeness.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:37 PM (hYcqw)

426 Shameless promotion: one of my wife's recent sermons. I think she's great.

https://bit.ly/2ynysvI

Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:38 PM (yL25O)

427 My wife does some public speaking and works incessantly to pitch her voice downward. It limits range a bit for women, but they lose listeners otherwise, so it's actually not a loss, per se. She finds other ways to express intensity.
Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:25 PM (yL25O)


When I first started lecturing I taught myself, much like an actor, to hit a low, confident, rumbling note and to bounce the voice off my diaphragm, projecting it so as to fill every corner of a lecture theater with several hundred people. Relaxing the vocal cords is key to this.

A normal conversational tone fails to carry beyond a few rows; to seize the attention of several hundred people, you have to be larger than life, and speak in a way that would blow away people in a smaller room. (Think Brian Blessed.) (You also need to have exaggerated gestures, for the same reason. Your writing needs to be huge; I used to use playground chalk - 1" diameter - and to write no smaller than the height of my hand, to ensure legibility at the back of the room.)

Last is body language. Expansive gestures, and walking up the aisles occasionally, send a message: I'm large and in charge, and this is my house.

Doing that, I never had any trouble controlling a lecture theater. But I learned that through sad experience.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:38 PM (YqDXo)

428 Flipping through the channels, I hit on the AMA awards show. Squalling, incoherent, shrieking. Couldn't change channels fast enough.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 08:38 PM (CDGwz)

429 The Left version is "if they committed a murder, they'd be arrested, so they're 'under jurisdiction', right?"

Congress could clear this up... but wimps.
Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 08:34 PM (P1f+c)


Need to draft a few 100,000 potential undocumented immigrants before they get here for bullet catchers and clearing minefields.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 09, 2018 08:38 PM (1g7ch)

430 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:38 PM (YqDXo)

These are the reasons that I suspect young Dr. Ford either does not normally speak like a little girl, or if she does, does not lecture to more than a dozen or two people, or in the alternative is a disastrously bad lecturer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:40 PM (YqDXo)

431 Whoops! She read Spock's mind.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 09, 2018 08:34 PM (5FQVt)


And that's how she got her paper on "Quantom Mechanics of a Planetcrusher's Orbit Post-Planet Crushing" was published in Vulcan Science & Hot Rods Weekly.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 08:40 PM (0QYMt)

432 448. Have you considered Scientology?

I kid, I kid.....

Seriously - best bet is always find your group and suit up and get whats yours for the taking. TL; DR - become Lord Humungus.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:40 PM (fA1SL)

433 No Fuck.
You Trump I want.
More stories!

Posted by: Pynchonesque Vietnamese hooker at October 09, 2018 08:40 PM (j4US8)

434 Shameless promotion: one of my wife's recent sermons. I think she's great.
-----------

Promotion of your wife's sermon is no vice...unless you're Bill Clinton.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 08:41 PM (CDGwz)

435 A fat ass is not necessarily a bad thing on a woman


Women's asses are composed , primarily of fat. Even slim girls' hineys are mostly fat tissue. Fat is an interesting biological system that has it's own unique properties. If you grab a woman's bare buttocks, they are colder in temperature than their higher muscle anatomical areas.

It's interesting to note that even after vigorous exercise, a woman's butt as well as thighs and breasts remain cool to the touch.
Fascinating stuff.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:41 PM (LL1Be)

436 Yes, get out from behind the desk.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 09, 2018 08:41 PM (5FQVt)

437
Surprisingly, men are increasingly reluctant to hire women, travel with them or associate with them in after-hours activites (receptions, client dinners, etc.). Surprisingly.

https://tinyurl.com/yahdqrl9

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:41 PM (LsBY9)

438 456 Flipping through the channels, I hit on the AMA awards show. Squalling, incoherent, shrieking. Couldn't change channels fast enough.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 08:38 PM (CDGwz)


The American Medical Association? Whoa.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 08:41 PM (sdi6R)

439 458 literally, anchor babies are a legal thing because some justice made some idiotic remark in dicta and the left was all like fuck it, more illegals means more voters.
Posted by: Georgetown Prep Alumni Relations at October 09, 2018 08:39 PM (Ejm4y)


It used to be you had to have American parents to be American. Then Congress changed the law, and now law professors are telling people it can't be changed back because that would be unconstitutional.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:41 PM (h2Bdk)

440 463 448. Have you considered Scientology?

I kid, I kid.....

Seriously - best bet is always find your group and suit up and get whats yours for the taking. TL; DR - become Lord Humungus.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:40 PM (fA1SL)

Yeah. A Negroid Fritz whose little bit of Jewish blood doesn't count because it's on the paternal side.

I'm on my own.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 08:41 PM (jlHSA)

441 460 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:38 PM (YqDXo)

These are the reasons that I suspect young Dr. Ford either does not normally speak like a little girl, or if she does, does not lecture to more than a dozen or two people, or in the alternative is a disastrously bad lecturer.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:40 PM (YqDXo)

...

She also never has to project to a room of 200 people. Guaranteed.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:42 PM (yL25O)

442 Surprisingly, men are increasingly reluctant to hire women, travel with them or associate with them in after-hours activites (receptions, client dinners, etc.). Surprisingly.

https://tinyurl.com/yahdqrl9
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:41 PM (LsBY9)
++++++++
It must be hateful sexism.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:42 PM (hYcqw)

443 He's starting to wind down...no big announcement that I heard.

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:43 PM (cF8AT)

444 471. Dude.....ya drink vodka and speak English.
* makes sign of Kalashnikov over Hikaru *

Go and Fritz no more.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:43 PM (fA1SL)

445 It's interesting to note that even after vigorous exercise, a woman's butt as well as thighs and breasts remain cool to the touch.
Fascinating stuff.
Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:41 PM (LL1Be)


It's science! Now you know why I love scientific research!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:44 PM (YqDXo)

446 468
Surprisingly, men are increasingly reluctant to hire women, travel with them or associate with them in after-hours activites (receptions, client dinners, etc.). Surprisingly.

https://tinyurl.com/yahdqrl9
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:41 PM (LsBY9)

All of this will be cast as sex-based discrimination and a hostile work environment.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2018 08:44 PM (NWiLs)

447 What big announcement were people expecting?

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (h2Bdk)

448 Feed them all to hyenas !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (58Au8)

449 Fifth Third also used TARP money to buy National City Bank.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (fiGNd)

450 453 Shameless promotion: one of my wife's recent sermons. I think she's great.

https://bit.ly/2ynysvI
Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:38 PM (yL25O)




I'm listening now. She's got a nice speaking voice. She doesn't sound Texan though. I like where the talk is headed. Tell her thanks from me.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (lwiT4)

451 481 What big announcement were people expecting?
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (h2Bdk)

It's a secret.

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (dczB+)

452 Last is body language. Expansive gestures, and walking up the aisles occasionally, send a message: I'm large and in charge, and this is my house.


I'm kind of wondering how that's going to look for me. I teach a small little college course that no one notices but yesterday was my day to get observed by an observer.

I walk through the class, I point at people, I make them respond to how we conjugate verbs. There's call and response.

It could either go "wow, this guy really has his fingers on the pulse of the class" or "that huge guy with the beard is looming over children and intimidating them".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (fuK7c)

453 55
Forgive my ignorance, but can a bank call a mortgage early without a reason?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 07:29 PM (LsBY9)


Yes. They can. My father used to work for (one of) the largest home developers in the country. He left when he found out that the presidents of the company were developing relationships with the banks to call mortgages on property that the developer wanted to acquire. Land owner couldn't afford it - had to sell - and whoosh, the saintly developer rushed in and happened to offer a cut-rate get out of jail free card to the land owner for the price of the balance of the mortgage.


Yeah, shady shit.

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (kI/3T)

454 You're fired!

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (UdKB7)

455 What kind dumbass name is Fifth Third Bank?

Posted by: JackStraw
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Heh.

Posted by: The Firth of Forth at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (xSo9G)

456
When I first started lecturing I taught myself, much like an actor, to hit a low, confident, rumbling note and to bounce the voice off my diaphragm, projecting it so as to fill every corner of a lecture theater with several hundred people. Relaxing the vocal cords is key to this.

When I work as a steward at dog shows, I find that a low resonant voice carries much better with less effort than a high screech. Toy dog owners don't listen to either.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (LsBY9)

457 482 Feed them all to hyenas !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365
**
And then shoot the hyenas!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:46 PM (fA1SL)

458 You pay me many many fuck.
I can tell stories.
Renegotiate?

Posted by: Pynchonesque Vietnamese hooker at October 09, 2018 08:46 PM (j4US8)

459 Up yours Feinstein.
Keggers forever in DC.
Drink from RBG's skull.
Party Down!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 08:46 PM (0QYMt)

460 Are they going to be called Space Cadets on the Space Force?

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:47 PM (dczB+)

461 I'm listening now. She's got a nice speaking voice. She doesn't sound Texan though. I like where the talk is headed. Tell her thanks from me.
Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (lwiT4)

...

thanks gm, I will. She's a California girl, but she doesn't sound like that anymore either.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:47 PM (yL25O)

462 496. Space Marines.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (fA1SL)

463 SPACE FORCE!!!

DRINK!!!

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (KCxzN)

464 She also never has to project to a room of 200 people. Guaranteed.
Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 08:42 PM (yL25O)


Absolutely right. The surprising thing is just how tiring it is to do so. I used to liken a lecture to a large group to the discharge of a capacitor. It's exhausting. You wouldn't think so, but consider how you feel after a day's interviewing. You're just talking, right? Yet you're pooped. It's OK while you're doing it, but afterwards you need some recovery time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (YqDXo)

465 The NFL displeases PDT.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (hYcqw)

466 Red Sox score first 1-0

Posted by: tu3031 at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (jDF8P)

467 "They won't turn the cameras".

Well, RSBN turned theirs...

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (P1f+c)

468 496 Are they going to be called Space Cadets on the Space Force?
Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:47 PM (dczB+)


I would hope so.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (sdi6R)

469 Bake my cake, bitchez!


Sinistra delenda est.

Posted by: Delayna's deplorable tar and feather warehouse, call ahead to guarantee your order! at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (KNFU5)

470 Hikaru,
Have you considered getting a CDL license. Hubbymayhem is a truck driver and makes pretty decent money for our area. OTR drivers get paid a lot more but home time is less. Hubby likes to be home daily. Some trucking companies will pay for your training but you have to work for them for at least a year afterwards.

You might look in to it.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (myjNJ)

471 What big announcement were people expecting?

Creation of a new cavalry unit utilizing mounted Utahraptors.

Posted by: 82nd Cretaceous Division at October 09, 2018 08:49 PM (hoDaM)

472 You know, I'm really getting tired of your potty mouth, 498.

Be nice or leave.

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:49 PM (dczB+)

473 499 496. Space Marines.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (fA1SL)

Mobile Infantry... ya apes...

Posted by: J. Rico at October 09, 2018 08:49 PM (NgKpN)

474 Absolutely right. The surprising thing is just how tiring it is to do so. I used to liken a lecture to a large group to the discharge of a capacitor. It's exhausting. You wouldn't think so, but consider how you feel after a day's interviewing. You're just talking, right? Yet you're pooped. It's OK while you're doing it, but afterwards you need some recovery time.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (YqDXo)
+++++++++
This is one of the reasons Trump astounds me. He goes and interviews after a bunch of these.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:49 PM (hYcqw)

475 It's OK while you're doing it, but afterwards you need some recovery time.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
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I usually have to be carried out.

Posted by: Hillary at October 09, 2018 08:49 PM (xSo9G)

476 I feel like there could be an antitrust suit in this. When all those banks got bailouts, doesn't that kind of imply that they're "national infrastructure" and not just entrepreneurial little free enterprises that can do what they want?

Posted by: joeclark at October 09, 2018 08:49 PM (JZf1/)

477 Well, RSBN turned theirs...
Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (P1f+c)
+++++++++
How'd it look?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:50 PM (hYcqw)

478 481 What big announcement were people expecting?

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (h2Bdk)

He made a comment at the presser with Haley that he'd have a big announcement at his rally tonight.

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:50 PM (cF8AT)

479 Hey Hadrian - what's your take on English Setters? Daughter in law wants a bigger dog to go with her on her runs. Are they good runners? The ones I've known mostly stand there looking stupid. Beautiful. But stupid.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 08:50 PM (lwiT4)

480 Watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon that would give the little snowflake's nightmares over how many times Daffy is the victim of gun violence.

Of course, Bugs' transvestism would undoubtedly raise it's 'woke' factor.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 09, 2018 08:50 PM (oVJmc)

481 When I work as a steward at dog shows, I find that a low resonant voice carries much better with less effort than a high screech. Toy dog owners don't listen to either.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (LsBY9)


It's also much more effective in dealing with people or dogs, for that matter, because it conveys an undercurrent of menace (the "command voice"), to which both people and animals instinctively respond.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:50 PM (YqDXo)

482 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (YqDXo)

Staying alert and focused for hours is draining. Most of us drift off several times an hour for quick mental rests. Lecturing is a no-can-do for that. Like driving in heavy traffic, being continuously alert.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 08:50 PM (0QYMt)

483 Well, RSBN turned theirs...
Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (P1f+c)
+++++++++
How'd it look?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


Full.

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 08:50 PM (P1f+c)

484 This is one of the reasons Trump astounds me. He goes and interviews after a bunch of these.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:49 PM (hYcqw)


He really does have a freaky-high motor.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (fiGNd)

485 514 Well, RSBN turned theirs...
Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM (P1f+c)
+++++++++
How'd it look?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:50 PM (hYcqw)

It's packed.

Posted by: Tami at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (cF8AT)

486 Ok, so all this 5/3 hate is based on the press release from a bank customer who says its credit line wasn't renewed. Heard anything from the bank? No?

This sounds quite a bit like the Balsy Ford testimony: alleged, not proven, nor credible.

Maybe 5/3 has gone anti-gun. Their CEO got all weepy after the shooting at their HQ a week ago, but so what?

Maybe the borrower, who is in a business that is in a big-ass slump is no longer credit-worthy for financial reasons. Credit lines are renewed based on creditworthiness, not feels.

Good grief: lynch mobs to the left of me... Lynch mobs to the right.

BTW, I'm in the gun biz and am a 5/3 customer for much of my business banking. Maybe my lemonade stand is too small for them to squash. Or maybe there's more to this story than what's depicted in Spike's press release.

Posted by: Luke Duke at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (238oJ)

487 I usually have to be carried out.
Posted by: Hillary at October 09, 2018 08:49 PM (xSo9G)


But they you also have to be carried in, so there's that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (YqDXo)

488 'How'd it look?'

The place is full. I don't know the capacity but it's probably at it.

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (UdKB7)

489
Grammie, English or Gordon. BUT NOT THE IRISH!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (LsBY9)

490 522 This is one of the reasons Trump astounds me. He goes and interviews after a bunch of these.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:49 PM (hYcqw)

He really does have a freaky-high motor.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (fiGNd)


I've thought that too. His energy level is astounding.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:52 PM (YqDXo)

491 Watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon that would give the little snowflake's nightmares over how many times Daffy is the victim of gun violence.

Of course, Bugs' transvestism would undoubtedly raise it's 'woke' factor.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 09, 2018 08:50 PM (oVJmc)
+++++++
They'd hate the war-era Popeye cartoons - like the one where his submarine gets sunk by the Japanese, so eats his trusty spinach. His biceps bulge into giant "V" for victory, whereupon he disentangles himself from the wreckage, surfaces, and whips ass on the Japanese fleet.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:52 PM (hYcqw)

492 Watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon that would give the little snowflake's nightmares over how many times Daffy is the victim of gun violence.

Of course, Bugs' transvestism would undoubtedly raise it's 'woke' factor.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles
________

#MeToo

Posted by: Cat in the Pepe Le Pew cartoons at October 09, 2018 08:53 PM (Hmjvp)

493 BTW, I'm in the gun biz and am a 5/3 customer for much of my business banking. Maybe my lemonade stand is too small for them to squash. Or maybe there's more to this story than what's depicted in Spike's press release.


Posted by: Luke Duke at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (238oJ)


Blast you! We were just getting all wound up and everything!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 08:53 PM (0QYMt)

494 Staying alert and focused for hours is draining. Most of us drift off several times an hour for quick mental rests. Lecturing is a no-can-do for that. Like driving in heavy traffic, being continuously alert.


Exactly. I teach two college classes and one adult ed class a week. It adds up to six hours over three days.

You'd think six hours ain't no thing, but I am spent on those days.

I like the capacitor analogy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 08:53 PM (fuK7c)

495 'His energy level is astounding'

He's a maniac. In a good way.

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 08:54 PM (UdKB7)

496 Albenutty isn't done yet:

@WashTimes 24s
Michael Avenatti challenges Donald Trump Jr. to MMA fight http://bit.ly/2EaUYy4

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 09, 2018 08:54 PM (c07y/)

497 BTW, I'm in the gun biz and am a 5/3 customer for much of my business banking. Maybe my lemonade stand is too small for them to squash. Or maybe there's more to this story than what's depicted in Spike's press release.
Posted by: Luke Duke at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (238oJ)

or maybe they have not gotten to you yet?


Will be interesting to see what happens over the next few months.

Posted by: Don Q. at October 09, 2018 08:54 PM (NgKpN)

498 468
Surprisingly, men are increasingly reluctant to hire women, travel with them or associate with them in after-hours activites (receptions, client dinners, etc.). Surprisingly.

https://tinyurl.com/yahdqrl9

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:41 PM (LsBY9)

There were some female professionals who wrote articles back when this whole thing started up talking about hey let's be careful here this is going to cause a lot of problems for us.

They were right. It will.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 08:54 PM (4ErVI)

499 Red Sox 2-0

Posted by: tu3031 at October 09, 2018 08:54 PM (jDF8P)

500 Chase is the biggie bank in my area so for convenience we use it. Unfortunately, my accounts were before the various mergers and takeovers (Jamie Dimon started at Gary-Wheaton which was the parvenu in the area), so after 45+ years where I was grandfathered into my previous deals some bright young things started disrupting. The past two years have been hell.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 09, 2018 08:54 PM (MIKMs)

501 Red Sox 3-0

Posted by: tu3031 at October 09, 2018 08:55 PM (jDF8P)

502 527
Grammie, English or Gordon. BUT NOT THE IRISH!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (LsBY9)



Oh! I didn't think of a Gordon! That might be good. Son thinks dark dogs look more menacing. He likes menacing.

Irish? Yeah, they probably want a dog with brain included.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 08:55 PM (lwiT4)

503 Michael Avenatti challenges Donald Trump Jr. to MMA fight http://bit.ly/2EaUYy4
Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 09, 2018 08:54 PM (c07y/)
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This sideshow has turned the intensity up to 11, I'll give him that I guess.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:55 PM (hYcqw)

504 Surprisingly, men are increasingly reluctant to hire women, travel with
them or associate with them in after-hours activites (receptions, client
dinners, etc.). Surprisingly.



Probably due to their cold butts.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:55 PM (LL1Be)

505 522 This is one of the reasons Trump astounds me. He goes and interviews after a bunch of these.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:49 PM (hYcqw)

He really does have a freaky-high motor.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (fiGNd)

I've thought that too. His energy level is astounding

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The crowd feeds his dragon energy. Not kidding. After these, if he does a TV interview, listen to it, he he's totally jacked. He amps the crowd to the max and drinks the overflow.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 08:55 PM (5aX2M)

506 I've thought that too. His energy level is astounding.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 08:52 PM (YqDXo)


Doesn't hurt that he's an extrovert either. Damn handy skill to have as Prez.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 08:55 PM (fiGNd)

507 Cold butts are icky.

Posted by: Shep! at October 09, 2018 08:56 PM (j4US8)

508
3-0 Boston. Heartbreaking to watch.

*gloats quietly*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:56 PM (LsBY9)

509 Michael Avenatti challenges Donald Trump Jr. to MMA fight http://bit.ly/2EaUYy4
Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 09, 2018 08:54 PM (c07y/)

Someone is desperate to remain relevant.

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:56 PM (dczB+)

510 Hey everybody.

Breaking News: A number of chairpersons disagree with this decision by Fifth Third, so they're breaking off and starting their own bank. The name:

Second Fifth Third Bank. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 09, 2018 08:56 PM (miE9U)

511 Grammie, English or Gordon. BUT NOT THE IRISH!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (LsBY9)



Chinese or Flash Gordon?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 09, 2018 08:56 PM (SiINZ)

512 Grammie, English or Gordon. BUT NOT THE IRISH!
Posted by: Hadrian
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Is this about gin vs. whisky?

Posted by: Hillary at October 09, 2018 08:56 PM (xSo9G)

513 3-0 Boston. Heartbreaking to watch.

*gloats quietly*



Oh, gloat loudly. We're all Red Sox fans.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 08:57 PM (fuK7c)

514 Generation Nothingness. Millenials are garbage people.
Posted by: Max Power at October 09, 2018 07:20 PM (QCc6B)

Part of it is how they were raised. They are simply unable to rebel against the PTB. We drove our HS principal nuts and didn't do anything illegal, disruptive, or even broke the rules.

There are so many ways they could break this insanity but they go along with it.

Posted by: WOPR at October 09, 2018 08:57 PM (J70i0)

515 Oh, gloat loudly. We're all Red Sox fans.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 08:57 PM (fuK7c)
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Speak for yourself.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:57 PM (hYcqw)

516 I'll fight any one of you faggots in The Octagon!!!

Posted by: Michael Avenatti at October 09, 2018 08:57 PM (jDF8P)

517 I like cold butts and don't know why
Fridged heinie gonna make you cry

Posted by: Ice Ass Baby at October 09, 2018 08:58 PM (UdKB7)

518 AH - Vee ON Tay!

Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:58 PM (LL1Be)

519 Oh, gloat loudly. We're all Red Sox fans.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 08:57 PM (fuK7c)

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We are?

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at October 09, 2018 08:58 PM (mJRr3)

520 They'd hate the war-era Popeye cartoons - like the one where his submarine gets sunk by the Japanese, so eats his trusty spinach. His biceps bulge into giant "V" for victory, whereupon he disentangles himself from the wreckage, surfaces, and whips ass on the Japanese fleet.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:52 PM

I'm of the firm belief that all cartoons went to hell after Bugs Bunny.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 09, 2018 08:59 PM (8dJfY)

521
I'm not rooting for Boston, just against New York.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:59 PM (LsBY9)

522 556 I'll fight any one of you faggots in The Octagon!!!

Posted by: Michael Avenatti at October 09, 2018 08:57 PM (jDF8P)


Whatever. The serious action is on the baseball ground.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 08:59 PM (fiGNd)

523 There's an opportunity there for someone like Cerberus to start providing financial services to firearms and associated manufacturers. Not to mention, their customers. Kind of like GMAC was General Motors' financial arm that provided consumers with financing for purchasing GM vehicles.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 09, 2018 07:40 PM (eXA4G)

Yeah but what will happen is some other part of the chain will cripple them.

Posted by: WOPR at October 09, 2018 08:59 PM (J70i0)

524 Well, all right thinking people are Red Sox fans and most a y'all Morons and 'Ettes seem to have decent heads on your shoulders so of course we're all Red Sox fans.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:00 PM (fuK7c)

525 SMOD?

Root for SMOD?

J/k

Posted by: Flyovers at October 09, 2018 09:00 PM (mJRr3)

526 Commentator on RSBN is now pointing out they're the only ones who turned their camera to show the crowd.

It's at 6:57 or so if you want to scroll back. (Real time on the clock in the bottom right corner of the video. Not youtube-video-timer time).

https://youtu.be/x6S7uqNmmxQ

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 09:00 PM (P1f+c)

527 562. * nods *
All accounts settled at baseball ground.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:00 PM (fA1SL)

528 Oh, gloat loudly. We're all Red Sox fans.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 08:57 PM (fuK7c)

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Nope. Cubbies fan here.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 09:00 PM (I16G8)

529 559 Oh, gloat loudly. We're all Red Sox fans.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 08:57 PM (fuK7c)

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We are?
Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at October 09, 2018 08:58 PM (mJRr3)


I guess he means that in the sense that Newsweek meant "We are all Socialists now" after the 2008 election.

Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 09:01 PM (sdi6R)

530 Well, all right thinking people are Red Sox fans and most a y'all Morons and 'Ettes seem to have decent heads on your shoulders so of course we're all Red Sox fans.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:00 PM (fuK7c)
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Word

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:01 PM (U5tDi)

531 Staying alert and focused for hours is draining. Most of us drift off several times an hour for quick mental rests. Lecturing is a no-can-do for that. Like driving in heavy traffic, being continuously alert.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 08:50 PM (0QYMt)


Yep. Exactly right. And you have a whole series of threads going on mentally: the content you're talking about now, what you're about to talk about next, whether you're running ahead or behind schedule, and if so in either case whether to drop a segment or draw it a bit, whether the audience is with you or starting to get glassy-eyed, in which latter case you need to slow down because you're blowing them away, etc.

I used to plan lectures in ten minute to provide the audience with quick mental rests. Bear down for ten minutes, then lighten up, walk out around the podium, recap everything I'd spoken about, foreshadow where we'd be going next, then get back to work and bear down again.

The logic: I'd noticed that TV programs are televised in ten minute segments, and I presumed that that's because that's as long as you can expect an audience's attention before they start spacing out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:01 PM (YqDXo)

532 I guess he means that in the sense that Newsweek meant "We are all Socialists now" after the 2008 election.
Posted by: rickl at October 09, 2018 09:01 PM (sdi6R)
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So, seriously?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:01 PM (hYcqw)

533 Stupid Fifth Third. I can't help it, but whenever I see the name of that bank, all I can think of is Johnny Bench. He used to do Fifth Third commercials way back in the Before Times.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 09, 2018 09:02 PM (mQ0Mc)

534 I find myself being forced to cheer for the Brewers. This is the last time, people!

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:02 PM (lwiT4)

535 They were right. It will.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 09, 2018 08:54 PM (4ErVI)

Need to get some guys taking classes in the social "sciences." Get alone with them and then start filing Title IX claims.

Posted by: WOPR at October 09, 2018 09:02 PM (J70i0)

536 570 Well, all right thinking people are Red Sox fans and most a y'all Morons and 'Ettes seem to have decent heads on your shoulders so of course we're all Red Sox fans.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:00 PM (fuK7c)
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Word
Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:01 PM (U5tDi)

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I must be an outlier then.

Posted by: Flyovers at October 09, 2018 09:02 PM (mJRr3)

537 Oh, gloat loudly. We're all Red Sox fans.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 08:57 PM (fuK7c)


I detest the Red Sox, frankly. Also Red Sox fans.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:02 PM (YqDXo)

538 I'm waiting to see what kind of crowds turn out for the Hillbilly's stadium show.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 09:02 PM (CDGwz)

539 I detest the Red Sox, frankly. Also Red Sox fans.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:02 PM (YqDXo)
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Go parallel park yourself.

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:03 PM (U5tDi)

540 Can't say I feel anything for any baseball team.

But y'all knock yourselves out.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at October 09, 2018 09:03 PM (mJRr3)

541 579. Nice!

Go code.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:03 PM (fA1SL)

542 522 This is one of the reasons Trump astounds me. He goes and interviews after a bunch of these.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 08:49 PM (hYcqw)

He really does have a freaky-high motor.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 08:51 PM (fiGNd)


It's all the diet coke.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:03 PM (h2Bdk)

543 My wife can lecture for what seems like an eternity ... without pausing to breathe.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:03 PM (fiGNd)

544 Go parallel park yourself.

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:03 PM (U5tDi)


*searches latest AoSHQ Style Guide*

Oh, my!....

Posted by: Roy at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (ABjxW)

545 I'm waiting to see what kind of crowds turn out for the Hillbilly's stadium show.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 09:02 PM (CDGwz)


It's going to cost her a fortune to fill the venues.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (T71PA)

546 SPACE FORCE!!!

DRINK!!!
Posted by: AltonJackson at October 09, 2018 08:48 PM

Star Force >> Space Force.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (8dJfY)

547 SMOD?

Root for SMOD?

J/k

Posted by: Flyovers at October 09, 2018 09:00 PM (mJRr3)


Trump is SMOD.

For some.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (0QYMt)

548 Toy dog owners don't listen to either.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 08:45 PM (LsBY9)

So you've meet Conor (or his ilk)?

Posted by: Hrothgar's Consorting Services,VLLC at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (n9EOP)

549
Go parallel park yourself.



Uh oh I think she means it.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (lwiT4)

550 The logic: I'd noticed that TV programs are televised in ten minute segments, and I presumed that that's because that's as long as you can expect an audience's attention before they start spacing out.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:01 PM (YqDXo)

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I used to work in Training, and the stats I've seen are 10-12 minutes at a stretch before you lose audience attention. So your method works.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (I16G8)

551 I find myself being forced to cheer for the Brewers. This is the last time, people!
Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:02 PM (lwiT4)


At least they're NL. And after all the MSM hysterics about Kav and his love of beer, I'll hoist one for the Brew Crew in his honor.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (3C9q2)

552 *works on cross-stitch*

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (mJRr3)

553 581 579. Nice!

Go code.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:03 PM (fA1SL)

Bluebell is gracious as usual!

Posted by: Hrothgar's Consorting Services,VLLC at October 09, 2018 09:05 PM (n9EOP)

554 Go parallel park yourself.

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:03 PM (U5tDi)


Not a problem!

I lived in Boston for a while, hated every femtosecond of it, and got ever so tired of hearing Red Sox fans whine about the Red Sox. They seemed to think that any season in which the Red Sox failed to win the World Series was a galactic crime against nature. The only thing more obnoxious than Bostonians when the Red Sox lost was Bostonians when the Red Sox won.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:05 PM (YqDXo)

555 Go ahead. Lick my butt. I double dog dare ya.

Posted by: Ice Ass Baby at October 09, 2018 09:05 PM (UdKB7)

556 And I think the energy of the crowd is and the speaker matters. Most of you who get tired out are in an instructive or demonstrative capacity. Both sides are obligated to be there. Even political rallies are like that to a large extent.

Not for Trump. That crowd is excited to be there, and often many drove across the state to be there. Trump loves the adulation, which is so different than what he gets in DC. He wants to be there.

It's way closer to a huge rock concert than a campaign rally.

It's fucking fascinating to watch, even at home.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 09:05 PM (5aX2M)

557 There is a national Do not Call List. Not that it works well, but legally, at least it is there.

Is there some kind of comprehensive Do Not Do Business With list for Right Thinking People?
Kinda like a spam filter.

Enter business name, get result.

Maybe call it Dick's List.

Posted by: Miklos, simplifying at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (zCyNd)

558 Uh oh I think she means it.
Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (lwiT4)
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Heh. We were having a little discussion this morning and I said all that was missing was Jay making an opprobrious parallel parking remark.


Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (U5tDi)

559 I think my wife has poisoned me with bean soup.

I find myself praying to a God I don't believe in for a Death I fear will never come.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (fiGNd)

560
I'm waiting to see what kind of crowds turn out for the Hillbilly's stadium show.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


They'll being their own, consisting of their toady army of lawyers, fixers, bagmen and thugs.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (LsBY9)

561

And after all the MSM hysterics about Kav and his love of beer, I'll hoist one for the Brew Crew in his honor.



Okay. I can see myself using that as a rationalization.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (lwiT4)

562 I used to plan lectures in ten minute to provide the audience with quick mental rests. Bear down for ten minutes, then lighten up, walk out around the podium, recap everything I'd spoken about, foreshadow where we'd be going next, then get back to work and bear down again.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:01 PM (YqDXo)

...

Man, Jay, I bet you're a great professor.

I did my undergrad at Cornell and grad at UT Austin; UT Austin was a better research institution and more highly ranked, and Cornell was outrageously expensive but I have to give them this one thing: the professors at Cornell were consistently great teachers. There were tons of things that I would never have understood in grad school had I not been taught them by a great instructor in undergrad.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (yL25O)

563 I used to work in Training, and the stats I've seen are 10-12 minutes at a stretch before you lose audience attention. So your method works.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (I16G

Hmm, I read ten posts and I'm ready for another beer, does that count?

Posted by: Hrothgar's Consorting Services,VLLC at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (n9EOP)

564 Go parallel park yourself.

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:03 PM

Someone's asking for a spork shiv, aren't they?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 09, 2018 09:07 PM (8dJfY)

565 I used to like you, Jay.

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:07 PM (U5tDi)

566 There is at least one better bank name in America, but only for four more days: I just looked up Swineford National Bank, which I have passed many time driving up US 15 through Selinsgrove, PA, and their website says they're changing their name to Fulton Bank on the 13th. Nooooooo! If I had an account there, I would shut it immediately. Who wants to bank with humorless cowards?

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at October 09, 2018 09:07 PM (sPgZ5)

567 The cold butt has been theorized to be the source of all the anger.

"Cold Ass Fusion"

Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 09:07 PM (LL1Be)

568 I used to work in Training, and the stats I've seen are 10-12 minutes at a stretch before you lose audience attention. So your method works.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 09:04 PM (I16G


Good to know. I hit upon that empirically, and it definitely works. I used to use the down time to do lecture demonstrations, preferably hairy ones, both to underscore the concepts and to provide entertainment.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:07 PM (YqDXo)

569 Watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon that would give the little snowflake's
nightmares over how many times Daffy is the victim of gun violence.

--

I always laughed when Daffy had his bill blown off. Then he'd twist it around back to the front of his face. I'm a pre-snowflake.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 09, 2018 09:07 PM (mQ0Mc)

570 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:01 PM (YqDXo)

I think you are correct about the pacing, and someone mentioned earlier using theater, speaking to the back of the auditorium. I used to do the same when I was a substitute teacher: project voice, move about, do not get tied to the lectern, go down the aisles, catch students' eyes and speak directly to them for a few seconds before moving back to the board/map/ whatever to point at something and repeat.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 09:07 PM (0QYMt)

571 3 We need new laws passed to protect against political discrimination.

I don't want to hear a damn word about how important it is to our supposed free market system that businesses get to engage in politics like this.

We absolutely could get to a point where enough big businesses make it so you can't buy a firearm or exercise your right of speech.

I am so sick of conservatives defending this for the oh so sacred corporations.
Posted by:

Blago at October 09, 2018 07:28 PM (UfkIY)

yes, I want to think this through. I'd love to be able to strangle Planned Parenthood.

Maybe we just need a conservative bank?

Posted by: Iris at October 09, 2018 09:08 PM (6lKe4)

572
I find myself praying to a God I don't believe in for a Death I fear will never come.



LOL

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:08 PM (lwiT4)

573 I was of the understanding that
FAB
meant: Fat Ankle'd Bitch

aka: Cankles

Posted by: browndog at October 09, 2018 09:08 PM (bGMOs)

574 The only thing more obnoxious than Bostonians when the Red Sox lost was Bostonians when the Red Sox won.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:05 PM (YqDXo)

That is why they are represented by losers like Zombie Ted, Liawatha and John F*cking Kerry.

Posted by: Roy at October 09, 2018 09:08 PM (ABjxW)

575 The logic: I'd noticed that TV programs are televised in ten minute segments,


Actually, it's typically eight minutes. 20% should be for advertising. Or in the case of CNN International (the only CNN I have ever watched) house ads.

Posted by: Miklos, formerly doing this at October 09, 2018 09:08 PM (zCyNd)

576 I lived in Boston for a while, hated every femtosecond of it, and got ever so tired of hearing Red Sox fans whine about the Red Sox. They seemed to think that any season in which the Red Sox failed to win the World Series was a galactic crime against nature. The only thing more obnoxious than Bostonians when the Red Sox lost was Bostonians when the Red Sox won.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:05 PM (YqDXo)

===

And they drive for sh*t.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (EZebt)

577
4-0

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (LsBY9)

578 4-0 Red Sox, Vazquez HR

Posted by: tu3031 at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (jDF8P)

579 Did that come back out?

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (lwiT4)

580 I used to plan lectures in ten minute to provide the audience with quick mental rests. Bear down for ten minutes, then lighten up, walk out around the podium, recap everything I'd spoken about, foreshadow where we'd be going next, then get back to work and bear down again.


[I should point out that I'm responding to this without regard to the various blasphemies the poster uttered after I quoted it]


Ten minute segments? My real class is 1:15 so I break it down into 5 fifteen minute segments. I'm not even good at sticking to those, but it's a good guideline to refer to.

Ten minutes sounds short. Also I'd have to come up with seven and a half of them.

I think I'm good at teaching because I know I'm good at the subject matter and I think I have a feel for how I'm communicating, but I'm absolutely no good at planning how to teach.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (fuK7c)

581 You want to get the audience's attention ? No problem.

You put 'em in a Pit. In your Basement.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (fiGNd)

582 DID YOU SEE THAT, JAY? HUH? HUH?

Just trying to live up to your expectations.

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (U5tDi)

583 You put 'em in a Pit. In your Basement.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (fiGNd)

wouldn't be a very big crowd, I'm guessing

Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 09:10 PM (dczB+)

584 621. Strapped into a wheelchair in front of a projector-screen - also good.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:10 PM (fA1SL)

585 Hmm, I read ten posts and I'm ready for another beer, does that count?
Posted by: Hrothgar's Consorting Services,VLLC at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (n9EOP)

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I view this place as online learning at your own pace, so sure.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 09:10 PM (I16G8)

586 599 I think my wife has poisoned me with bean soup.

I find myself praying to a God I don't believe in for a Death I fear will never come.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (fiGNd)

Fava beansbor castor beans?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 09:10 PM (dMvl+)

587 So I see the MSM has gone back to full core Russia Russia Russia. Dr Ford? Huh? What? Who? Sorry, never heard of her.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at October 09, 2018 09:10 PM (Cu/XA)

588 622. Now, just calm down....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:10 PM (fA1SL)

589 Just walked in.

Horde lawyers--Any way to make life miserable for Fifth Third Bank under the Community Reinvestment Act?

Posted by: Furious George at October 09, 2018 09:10 PM (2o8T6)

590 And they drive for sh*t.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (EZebt)
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No argument there. Those people scare me

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:11 PM (U5tDi)

591 I always laughed when Daffy had his bill blown off. Then he'd twist it around back to the front of his face. I'm a pre-snowflake.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 09, 2018 09:07 PM (mQ0Mc)


---

Check out Boomerang.

Most of the classics there.

The app is great.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at October 09, 2018 09:11 PM (mJRr3)

592 I don't give a shit about baseball, but I'm always all about "Fuck Boston all the way Beyond Hell".

So, I couldn't give a shit about the Yankees, but it'd be nice to stick a barbed pineapple up Boston's ass.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:11 PM (jlHSA)

593 And they drive for sh*t.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (EZebt)


It's the damned cahs. They can't pahk them either.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at October 09, 2018 09:11 PM (T71PA)

594 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:01 PM (YqDXo)

I think you are correct about the pacing, and someone mentioned earlier using theater, speaking to the back of the auditorium. I used to do the same when I was a substitute teacher: project voice, move about, do not get tied to the lectern, go down the aisles, catch students' eyes and speak directly to them for a few seconds before moving back to the board/map/ whatever to point at something and repeat.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 09:07 PM (0QYMt)

I taught the same, basically, to corporate CEO types when making presentations.

#trixareforkids

Posted by: Coach Miklos at October 09, 2018 09:11 PM (zCyNd)

595 558 AH - Vee ON Tay!
Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 08:58 PM (LL1Be)

ONT is nood?

Posted by: Rex B at October 09, 2018 09:12 PM (HsutE)

596 Man, Jay, I bet you're a great professor.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (yL25O)


Thanks, Dan. I learned to plan lectures in 5-10 minute segments, so I could add or drop segments as necessary to keep to time. I also learned to write a lecture and a half for each lecture. That way I always had more material if I went faster than normal - and the audience didn't look like smoked herring - and alternatively, the next lecture was half-written (which made writing the rest easy).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:12 PM (YqDXo)

597 Now, just calm down....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:10 PM (fA1SL)
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Good idea. Thanks.

Bahahaha!

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:12 PM (U5tDi)

598 I had the same experience in both Boston and NYC - asking for instructions to a subway station. Here's how it went:
*New York*
Me: Excuse me sir, can you direct me to the nearest subway station?
Man (very gruff, pointing): Two blocks that way

*Boston*
Me: Excuse me ma'am, can you direct me to the nearest subway station?
Woman: Go fuck yourself

*Boston Round 2*
Me: Excuse me sir, can you direct me to the nearest subway station?
Man: Go fuck yourself

*Boston Round 3*
Me: Excuse me sir, can you direct me to the nearest subway station?
Man: What, aren't you from around here?
Me: No
Man: Then I'll help you leave. Two blocks that way, then one block to the left.

I hope to never go back to Boston.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:12 PM (hYcqw)

599 *works on cross-stitch*
Posted by: SMH
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Most of my sewing experience was stitching uniform insignia, of one type or another. Had a Sgt. Major who inspected both sleeves of ALL uniforms to make sure that stuff was properly stitched on.

He was a cast-iron, by-the-book SOB, but fair, and would start singing Glenn Campbell songs after a couple of beers. He's gone now. Worked during his retirement for the Post Office. I was annoyed by that. He deserved better, somehow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 09:12 PM (CDGwz)

600 599 I think my wife has poisoned me with bean soup.

I find myself praying to a God I don't believe in for a Death I fear will never come.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (fiGNd)

"Superior Sociopathic Genetics" shouldn't be praying for jack shit.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:12 PM (jlHSA)

601 Now, this guy is a Trump fan.

https://bit.ly/2ysiBvV

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 09, 2018 09:12 PM (+y/Ru)

602 You put 'em in a Pit. In your Basement.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (fiGNd)

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It puts the knowledge in its brain, or else it gets the summary again.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 09:14 PM (5aX2M)

603 Now, this guy is a Trump fan.

https://bit.ly/2ysiBvV
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 09, 2018 09:12 PM (+y/Ru)
++++++++++
I chuckled.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:14 PM (hYcqw)

604 621 You want to get the audience's attention ? No problem.

You put 'em in a Pit. In your Basement.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (fiGNd)

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Note to others: avoid ScoggDog's house this Halloween

That dummy hanging the yard may not be fake...

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at October 09, 2018 09:14 PM (mJRr3)

605 I find myself praying to a God I don't believe in for a Death I fear will never come.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:06 PM (fiGNd)

"Superior Sociopathic Genetics" shouldn't be praying for jack shit.
Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:12 PM (jlHSA)


Nor should we be Laid Low by a Ladel of Legumes.

Yet ... here we are.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:14 PM (fiGNd)

606


5/3? WTF? I thought there was no math on this here blog.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 09, 2018 09:14 PM (HaL55)

607 I took a photo of Mrs928 in front of The People's Bank of Cuba..





Missouri.

Posted by: Grump928

You wouldn't happen to have a old fire engine red car and restored camper to pull behind it, would you??
If so we met the other day when your family was in town...

Posted by: FORGER at October 09, 2018 09:14 PM (/5fwJ)

608 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:05 PM

Yes, yes....let the butthurt flow through you.

Posted by: Darth Cabot at October 09, 2018 09:14 PM (8dJfY)

609 The banks aren't doing this because of some sjw's and a few Democrats.

This is a concerted move by globalists to reduce the ability of the United States to react to attacks on it's sovereignty and to limit the ability in the future for certain "types" of people to be able to resist the drive for one world government as formulated by the UN.

This is not an idle action taken at the instigation of some out of control loan manager somewhere.

This comes from the top and they figure this will likely succeed where laws and marches and protests and even Bloomberg's billions might not.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 09, 2018 09:15 PM (Li/V9)

610 645 Nor should we be Laid Low by a Ladel of Legumes.

Yet ... here we are.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:14 PM (fiGNd)

Gaslighting defeated by Gas?

Somehow, I doubt it.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:15 PM (jlHSA)

611 642. * slide carousel turns, clicks. Image of Pareto on screen *

See!
*click, next slide. Fishbone chart *
See what I have become?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:15 PM (fA1SL)

612 Most of my sewing experience was stitching uniform insignia, of one type or another. Had a Sgt. Major who inspected both sleeves of ALL uniforms to make sure that stuff was properly stitched on.

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*sigh*

Fun times...

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at October 09, 2018 09:15 PM (mJRr3)

613 496 Are they going to be called Space Cadets on the Space Force?
Posted by: ALH at October 09, 2018 08:47 PM (dczB+)


That would be their student officers-in-training.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at October 09, 2018 09:16 PM (di1hb)

614 648 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:05 PM

Yes, yes....let the butthurt flow through you.
Posted by: Darth Cabot at October 09, 2018 09:14 PM (8dJfY)


Jay ate the bean-soup too ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:16 PM (fiGNd)

615 Go slow enough to allow note-taking. Ask questions of the class.

People do not remember what they hear, nor what they read. They remember what they write and what they say. (C. Ford excepted.)

In the corporate world, where question-asking and note-taking are not the norm, presentations are repetitive to try to counter that. Introduction, presentation, summary. "You tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em, then you tell 'em, then you tell 'em what you told 'em."

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 09:16 PM (P1f+c)

616 We need new laws passed to protect against political discrimination.

I don't want to hear a damn word about how important it is to our supposed free market system that businesses get to engage in politics like this.



A number of states, including "at will" states, have laws that prohibit anyone from being fired for expression of political opinion in private time.

California is one, didn't help James Damore (at least not yet), but his essay was internal communication, so maybe not covered (it's Cali, Jake).

Posted by: Miklos, jailhouse rock/lawyer at October 09, 2018 09:17 PM (zCyNd)

617 Which to choose, which to choose... https://tinyurl.com/yc3yw3uaor https://tinyurl.com/y737fmhk

Posted by: tu3031 at October 09, 2018 09:17 PM (jDF8P)

618 The only thing more obnoxious than Bostonians when the Red Sox lost was Bostonians when the Red Sox won.
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The Cubs winning was astonishing, but even moreso was the Chicago City party afterwards. Apparently in record books for one of the largest public celebrations ever. I think that is the only thing the City of Chicago does well now: sports team celebrations without nasty. Bulls almost routine; Blackhawks were amazing; Bears pix and video are still featured. That they know how to do, but normal stuff they just can't manage.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 09, 2018 09:17 PM (MIKMs)

619 No argument there. Those people scare me

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:11 PM

Seriously. I take my life in my hands when I commute.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 09, 2018 09:17 PM (8dJfY)

620 Hillary: Accusations Against Bill Were Nothing Like Those Against Kavanaugh

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You can say that again, Hillzebub.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 09, 2018 09:17 PM (+y/Ru)

621 That is why they are represented by losers like Zombie Ted, Liawatha and John F*cking Kerry.

Never gets old: Jean-Francois Kerry reporting for dooty, throwing out the first pitch in Fenway Pahhk in 2004: throws from the base of the mound and bounces the ball. Guess the soldier in camo assigned to catch it spooked the Winter Soldier.

https://tinyurl.com/y9n45tsp

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 09, 2018 09:17 PM (3C9q2)

622 I think you are correct about the pacing, and someone mentioned earlier using theater, speaking to the back of the auditorium. I used to do the same when I was a substitute teacher: project voice, move about, do not get tied to the lectern, go down the aisles, catch students' eyes and speak directly to them for a few seconds before moving back to the board/map/ whatever to point at something and repeat.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - No Consigliere? Can't Nuke From Orbit? Restock your Cliches at The Outrage Outlet! at October 09, 2018 09:07 PM (0QYMt)


I used to lock eyes with a given student for just an instant, before moving on to another one, for just that reason. I wanted everyone in the room to feel as though I was speaking directly, personally, to them. The funny part is that many of the lectures were videoed, in which case I couldn't see a thing for the lights in my eyes.

Cowering behind the lectern is the hallmark of the terrified lecturer. Walking up and down the aisles is the other extreme. I used to think of Royal Navy officers striding magisterially into a crowd of impressed sailors and ordering them about, successfully. Exuding confidence is the key.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:18 PM (YqDXo)

623 honestly, projects are the only way to remember things in class
lectures are useless

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 09:18 PM (dMvl+)

624 6 That side bar title nine story is hella creepy. "Can I do this?" "Do I have consent?" "Does she want this?"
Posted by: Max Power at October 09, 2018 07:20 PM (QCc6B)

Creepy as fuck.

Posted by: Al Crapton at October 09, 2018 09:19 PM (+pejQ)

625 Which to choose, which to choose... https://tinyurl.com/yc3yw3uaor https://tinyurl.com/y737fmhk
Posted by: tu3031 at October 09, 2018 09:17 PM (jDF8P)
++++++++
First skip one, then the other.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:19 PM (hYcqw)

626 hah

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at October 09, 2018 09:19 PM (mJRr3)

627 Hillary: Accusations Against Bill Were Nothing Like Those Against Kavanaugh

Yeah...the ones against Bill Clinton were true.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 09, 2018 09:20 PM (8dJfY)

628 Thanks, Dan. I learned to plan lectures in 5-10 minute segments, so I could add or drop segments as necessary to keep to time. I also learned to write a lecture and a half for each lecture. That way I always had more material if I went faster than normal - and the audience didn't look like smoked herring - and alternatively, the next lecture was half-written (which made writing the rest easy).
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:12 PM (YqDXo)

...

I'm an engineer, but at one point we took a break and jumped into ministry in Indonesia, which eventually led to me teaching High School English.

Pretty funny.

I clearly remember the meeting I had with the teacher whom I was replacing (SWIDT), who was magnanimously showing me all the resources and methods I had available to me to teach the class the way I wanted.

This was a disaster. I was not remotely interested in latitude and choice. I wanted a formula and a schedule, and was lost without them.

I was also forever struck with the loneliness of a teaching role. In a consulting office, we spend a lot of the day with our heads down, but at any moment I can (and do) go consult a colleague. And we all see enough of each other's work in collaboration to get feedback from peers.

Zero of that happens, or happened to me anyway, in a classroom. You're on your own with a roomful of people whose feedback on your performance is either inscrutable or unhelpful, much of the time.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 09, 2018 09:20 PM (yL25O)

629 663 honestly, projects are the only way to remember things in class
lectures are useless
Posted by: votermom
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* next slide*
Now, there are five main, and eight secondary, theories of didactics. Beginning with the first......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:20 PM (fA1SL)

630 A lot of people across the web seem to be misinterpreting The Hag's words.

They think she said that Democrats won't be civil until they get their power back. No... what she said was Democrats won't be civil ever again, up to and ESPECIALLY INCLUDING when they get power back.
Everyone here heard that, right?

Posted by: ... at October 09, 2018 09:20 PM (uEbPt)

631 Hillary: Accusations Against Bill Were Nothing Like Those Against Kavanaugh




No evidence vs. stain on a dress. Yup, not a thing like it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 09, 2018 09:21 PM (SiINZ)

632 A note in the same blog, Wells Fargo apparently has no problem with Gun Manufacturers. It extends credit to Ruger.

So word to the wise.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 09, 2018 09:21 PM (Li/V9)

633 "There is at least one better bank name"

There used to be a Tightwad Bank in Missouri, located in a town called Tightwad (pop. 64). They were a real bank and they also sold swag like coffee mugs, etc. Sadly, they went out of business a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Secret Square at October 09, 2018 09:21 PM (9WuX0)

634 Hillary: Accusations Against Bill Were Nothing Like Those Against Kavanaugh


I think the syphillis is eating her brain.

Posted by: tu3031 at October 09, 2018 09:22 PM (jDF8P)

635 670 A lot of people across the web seem to be misinterpreting The Hag's words.

They think she said that Democrats won't be civil until they get their power back. No... what she said was Democrats won't be civil ever again, up to and ESPECIALLY INCLUDING when they get power back.
Everyone here heard that, right?
Posted by: ... at October 09, 2018 09:20 PM (uEbPt)

If people didn't get it when Mooch-elle and ValJar said "We're going to get revenge on everyone who opposed Barack", and when Mad Maxine said "My Goal is to put everyone who disagrees with me in jail", they're not going to get what Baba Yaga said.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:22 PM (jlHSA)

636 At this point - Ruger should be extending credit to me. A gift basket. Christmas Card. Something.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 09, 2018 09:22 PM (fiGNd)

637 And they drive for sh*t.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (EZebt)


I took a new car there, which shows you what I knew.

Guys in the gym used to brag about how many accidents they'd been in. To a Californian, that'd be like bragging over how many bouts of impotence you'd had.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:22 PM (YqDXo)

638 Hikaru Did you see my 507?

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 09, 2018 09:22 PM (myjNJ)

639 Walking up and down the aisles is the other extreme.


It isn't extreme. It is key to keeping students awake and attentive.

Heads on a swivel, kids.

Posted by: a mere Herr Prof. Dr. Dr. Miklos Molnar at October 09, 2018 09:22 PM (zCyNd)

640 Now, there are five main, and eight secondary, theories of didactics. Beginning with the first.....


OK, that there is funny.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:23 PM (fuK7c)

641 Hillary: Accusations Against Bill Were Nothing Like Those Against Kavanaugh

No evidence vs. stain on a dress. Yup, not a thing like it


Funny how false accusations and true accusations aren't the same thing. Damn.

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 09:23 PM (P1f+c)

642 I had a teacher in high school and one in college who could speak extemporaneously and command attention like a Trump-style speaker.

One was a tough ass former college football player and current coach who taught English.

The other was a demure old lady who dressed like Jackie O and taught Soviet studies.

Couldn't be more different. Some people just have "it."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 09:24 PM (5aX2M)

643 honestly, projects are the only way to remember things in class
lectures are useless
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 09:18 PM (dMvl+)

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Lectures can be good, if structured well. For training I used to do, I used what is called an Audience System. Wireless keypads at each seat. At the end of a lecture segment, put up 2-3 questions on screen for them to answer with the keypads. The questions were training reinforcement for the big points I had just covered. It worked pretty well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 09:24 PM (I16G8)

644 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:12 PM (hYcqw)

There's a reason why the surrounding states call them "Massholes".

Posted by: jakee308 at October 09, 2018 09:25 PM (Li/V9)

645 669 663 honestly, projects are the only way to remember things in class
lectures are useless
Posted by: votermom
**
* next slide*
Now, there are five main, and eight secondary, theories of didactics. Beginning with the first......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:20 PM (fA1SL)

Man, Genetics aside, my instincts have been proven good enough, over and over again, to not need an education in Philosophy to see what's going on.

It might be a lot more impressive to be able to quote Derrida and spin a litany about Hermeneutics, but it just isn't remotely necessary, in the end.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:25 PM (jlHSA)

646 663 honestly, projects are the only way to remember things in class
lectures are useless
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 09:18 PM (dMvl+)


A lecturer isn't a teacher; he's a travel guide, pointing out features of interest and importance to motivate students to pursue on their own. The only real learning that ever takes place involves a student and a textbook.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:25 PM (YqDXo)

647
It used to be you had to have American parents to be American. "

Actually no, that has never even been a "law", not since the country was founded. National Citizenship was undefined before the 14th Amendment; you were a citizen of the country if you were a citizen of a State, and in most cases women and blacks were excluded from citizenship no matter where they were born.

The 14th Amendment created the concept of National Citizenship, which had not existed before. The 14th Amendment has always said, very simply, "All those who are born or naturalized in the United States and are subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are Citizens of the United States and the State within which they reside."

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 09, 2018 09:25 PM (V2Yro)

648 The place the Left has rather suddenly taken sex is all part of the effort to create their shitty commie society.

The "let's have fun Democrats" who seemed to be all about free love communes and open, bodily self-expression were just a pit stop on the road to the fun-free, sexless, soulless destination which is the natural endpoint of every totalitarian society.

Nothing can ever be worshiped above the State. That must by definition includes women's and men's bodies.

Posted by: ... at October 09, 2018 09:26 PM (uEbPt)

649 "There is at least one better bank name"

Submitted for your approval (real bank, too)

https://redneck.bank/

Posted by: Miklos, happy cou rouge at October 09, 2018 09:26 PM (zCyNd)

650 Re bean soup:

It's rarely poisonous for the actual eater/consumer. But later on, it can be poisonous for others... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 09, 2018 09:26 PM (miE9U)

651 The fast quick and easy way to nip this in the bud is to pass a law that any bank insured by the FDIC who attempts to violate a businesses or individuals constitutional rights will lose that protection.

Point, set, match.

Posted by: Astyrix at October 09, 2018 09:26 PM (LBtZa)

652 If the Yankees can't beat middling clown boy Rick Porcello, fuck 'em. Actually, fuck 'em anyway.

Posted by: Al Crapton at October 09, 2018 09:26 PM (+pejQ)

653 685. Nope. To paraphrase Bob Dylan - 'One need not pursue a career in meteorology to assess the current direction of surface winds.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:27 PM (fA1SL)

654 Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:22 PM (jlHSA)

True 'nuff

Posted by: ... at October 09, 2018 09:27 PM (uEbPt)

655 674 Hillary: Accusations Against Bill Were Nothing Like Those Against Kavanaugh




Does she think people will buy this crap? On the other hand, I guess only people of a certain age will remember the actual rapings. So maybe the Tweens who are old enough to vote might swallow it.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:27 PM (lwiT4)

656 Couldn't be more different. Some people just have "it."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Dungeons and Dragons has it right.

There's wisdom, intelligence, and charisma.

To run a country like this, you need a ton of the first, a lot of the second, and just enough of the third.

To get elected in a country like this, you need a ton of the third, and just enough of the other two.

Once in a while we get lucky, and elect someone with all three.

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 09:28 PM (P1f+c)

Posted by: Kindltot at October 09, 2018 09:28 PM (mUa7G)

658
"This is a Power Point presentation on the progress of our next Power Point presentation. I will read all the slides."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 09:28 PM (LsBY9)

659 It might be a lot more impressive to be able to quote Derrida and spin a litany about Hermeneutics, but it just isn't remotely necessary, in the end.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:25 PM (jlHSA)

*not our kind*

Posted by: Ivory League Faculty at October 09, 2018 09:28 PM (zCyNd)

660 The Grim Reaper be letting us down when it should be letting the Clinton`s down...
Do your job bitch...MAGA...MF!

Posted by: Kanye MAGA MOTHERFUCKER West at October 09, 2018 09:28 PM (yhf6w)

661 A lecturer isn't a teacher; he's a travel guide, pointing out features of interest and importance to motivate students to pursue on their own. The only real learning that ever takes place involves a student and a textbook.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:25 PM (YqDXo)


Amen to that. And unfortunately, at my college there is a move away from textbooks for math classes. Students are charged for an online textbook. If they want a physical textbook, they have to buy it separately, so they end up buying two overpriced textbooks.

Posted by: Emmie at October 09, 2018 09:28 PM (4HMW8)

662 Could someone please tell me what "red-lining" was and why it was a bad thing in the mortgage field?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 09, 2018 09:29 PM (mUa7G)

663 "This is a Power Point presentation on the progress of our next Power Point presentation. I will read all the slides."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 09:28 PM (LsBY9)

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Powerpoint of death...

Horrible way to die.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at October 09, 2018 09:30 PM (mJRr3)

664 There's a reason why the surrounding states call them "Massholes".
Posted by: jakee308 at October 09, 2018 09:25 PM

Hey, I resemble that remahk.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 09, 2018 09:30 PM (8dJfY)

665 It's way closer to a huge rock concert than a campaign rally.

It's fucking fascinating to watch, even at home.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 09:05 PM (5aX2M)



Announcement?

Posted by: Braenyard at October 09, 2018 09:30 PM (5FQVt)

666 "This is a Power Point presentation on the progress of our next Power Point presentation. I will read all the slides."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 09:28 PM (LsBY9)
+++++++++
This, a thousand times. I work for a megacorp and have a distributed team. Lots of PowerPoint. My main partner and I labor over ours and refine them like we're honing a blade. We rehearse. We revise. We work overtime to make good presentations. And it counts - our audiences pay attention, ask questions, are engaged.

Whenever possible, we stop working on a presentation for at least three days and then go back to it to reassess. "Word vomit" comes up a lot - and then we fix it.

I hate it when others don't give a shit, slap whole paragraphs and crappy graphics up on the screen, read the slides and then not enunciate.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:30 PM (hYcqw)

667 Death by Powerpoint.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at October 09, 2018 09:31 PM (mJRr3)

668 A lecturer isn't a teacher; he's a travel guide, pointing out features of interest and importance to motivate students to pursue on their own. The only real learning that ever takes place involves a student and a textbook.


I had a professor who said something like that. "I am not here to teach you. I am here to profess. It is up to you to do the learning and consider what it is I profess".

Which is really cool, except I'm supposed to profess to a class of sub-millenials or whatever you call today's college students at a second tier state university and I have to figure out how to get them to understand English on the way to mouthing a foreign tongue.

I think I'm good at it but I'm really not sure.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (fuK7c)

669 And unfortunately, at my college there is a move away from textbooks for math classes. Students are charged for an online textbook. If they want a physical textbook, they have to buy it separately, so they end up buying two overpriced textbooks.
Posted by: Emmie at October 09, 2018 09:28 PM (4HMW


Pro tip: get a different textbook. Or, even better, MORE than one textbook. There's enormous benefit in reading different sources on the same subject, because the dissidence between them really drives information home.

And I wouldn't even buy them. Most of the math that is taught today is a century old. Project Guttenberg has lots of old math texts that are actually better than most of the drivel that gets published today, thanks to California's idiotic standards.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (YqDXo)

670 679 Walking up and down the aisles is the other extreme.

It isn't extreme. It is key to keeping students awake and attentIve.



I haven't seen this method mentioned yet. Talk at people for 20 minutes. Threaten to withhold communion from them if they drift off.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (lwiT4)

671 It was amazing how well Houston pulled off the Rockets '94 celebration considering how much experience that town had with such things. At that time.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (N1ZXu)

672 Could someone please tell me what "red-lining" was and why it was a bad thing in the mortgage field?

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Red lining was/is a system designed to protect certain neighborhoods from integration by refusing to sell to certain people on the other side of the line.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (+y/Ru)

673 Yeah. I remember. I was at a party, and someone brought Averroes Middle Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics. They started passing it around, and ibwas curious, so I tried some. And here I am now.
Averroistic Aristotelianism - not even once.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (fA1SL)

674 what subject do you teach, Bandersnatch?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (dMvl+)

675 688 The place the Left has rather suddenly taken sex is all part of the effort to create their shitty commie society.

The "let's have fun Democrats" who seemed to be all about free love communes and open, bodily self-expression were just a pit stop on the road to the fun-free, sexless, soulless destination which is the natural endpoint of every totalitarian society.

Nothing can ever be worshiped above the State. That must by definition includes women's and men's bodies.
Posted by: ... at October 09, 2018 09:26 PM (uEbPt)

It was never about fun. The whole concept of "Get piercings, tattoos, and hair colors" was "Everybody has to think exactly the same thoughts, so the only form of self-expression is your physical appearance".

And now that they think they've won the "culture wars", it's time to herd everybody's appearance back into strict "non-rebellious" standards (unless you have enough money to be useful. Then you can be "Transgender Dragon", because you're rich AF and still useful).

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:33 PM (jlHSA)

676 702 Could someone please tell me what "red-lining" was and why it was a bad thing in the mortgage field?"

It came from a supposed practice that may have taken place in the 50's and 60's, where mortgage banks supposedly had large maps on which they would draw distinctive red line, marking off minority neighborhoods where no loans were allowed to be made.

How much this happened and whether or not it was mostly mythical is a matter of debate.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 09, 2018 09:33 PM (V2Yro)

677 685 Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:25 PM (jlHSA)

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Derrida is a piece of shit. I will dig him up and add pneumatics so he can dig a canal.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 09:33 PM (5aX2M)

678
"This is a Power Point presentation on the progress of our next Power Point presentation. I will read all the slides."
Posted by: Hadrian t
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Agggggggggggggggggh

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 09:33 PM (xSo9G)

679 If I had the money, I would hire chicks to show up at Hillary's talking tour (used to be "listening tour"-oh well) holding up blue J. Crew (?) dresses with a visible spot (Publius? For the Cause?).

Maybe I should apply for a Soros grant.

Posted by: Miklos, meditating at October 09, 2018 09:33 PM (zCyNd)

680 When you look back and see that the Left has taken delight in and encouraged 61 million abortions since 1973 and taken the same delight in importing 40 million or more illegal immigrants since 1965, the picture becomes crystal clear.

What you are seeing is not just genocide but a *targeted* genocide of natural Americans, who regardless of party affiliation would at least have some stake in the country and its traditions, "coincidentally" replaced with a foreign conquering invader.

It almost looks planned. I'm just kidding. It *was* planned.

Posted by: ... at October 09, 2018 09:34 PM (uEbPt)

681 Talk at people for 20 minutes. Threaten to withhold communion from them if they drift off.
Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (lwiT4)

LOL

At mass, that's why they make congregants kneel and stand and sit -- to wake them up

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 09:34 PM (dMvl+)

682 Anybody who is an actual good enough teacher to get me caught up in math (NOTE : not a "math genius", just somebody who can actually get me to understand forms of math beyond First-Year Algebra) deserves more money than I could afford to pay them.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:34 PM (jlHSA)

683 How much this happened and whether or not it was mostly mythical is a matter of debate.
Posted by: Tom Servo
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I fixed it! The CRA!

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at October 09, 2018 09:34 PM (xSo9G)

684 what subject do you teach, Bandersnatch?
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at O



you would think his nic would make that obvious.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 09, 2018 09:34 PM (MTjB1)

685 667.
Advocates of Saussure and Post-structuralist theories of meaning get the bullet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:35 PM (fA1SL)

686 Derrida is a piece of shit. I will dig him up and add pneumatics so he can dig a canal.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 09:33 PM (5aX2M)
++++++
Don't forget Foucault and Baudrillard.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:35 PM (hYcqw)

687 you would think his nic would make that obvious.
Posted by: yankeefifth at October 09, 2018 09:34 PM (MTjB1)


Frumiosity?

Posted by: hogmartin at October 09, 2018 09:35 PM (y87Qq)

688 "There is at least one better bank name"

Submitted for your approval (real bank, too)

https://redneck.bank/

Posted by: Miklos, happy cou rouge


Here in Minnesota, we have the Klein Bank.

Which is funny if you know what a Klein Bottle is.

Posted by: mikeski at October 09, 2018 09:35 PM (P1f+c)

689 Could someone please tell me what "red-lining" was and why it was a bad thing in the mortgage field?
Posted by: Kindltot at October 09, 2018 09:29 PM (mUa7G)

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Redlining is using factors like racial or specific geographical areas to determine mortgage lending disapprovals. It runs afoul of the Community Reinvestment Act, and lenders caught doing this can be shut out of federally backed mortgages, if not prosecuted/fined out of existence.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 09:35 PM (I16G8)

690 what subject do you teach, Bandersnatch?


German. Introductory.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:35 PM (fuK7c)

691 580 I think I'm good at teaching because I know I'm good at the subject matter and I think I have a feel for how I'm communicating, but I'm absolutely no good at planning how to teach.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:09 PM (fuK7c)

Teaching is 100% all about being able to break processes down into lay-terms that someone with no natural talent can understand.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:36 PM (jlHSA)

692 you would think his nic would make that obvious.
Posted by: yankeefifth at October 09, 2018 09:34 PM (MTjB1)


...or Frumiosophy?

Posted by: hogmartin at October 09, 2018 09:36 PM (y87Qq)

693 I fixed it! The CRA!
Posted by: Jimmy Carter
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Yeah. Great job.

Posted by: Real estate melt-down at October 09, 2018 09:36 PM (xSo9G)

694 Left-Hegelian? Dig, zek.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:36 PM (fA1SL)

695 Project Guttenberg has lots of old math texts that are actually better than most of the drivel that gets published today, thanks to California's idiotic standards.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (YqDXo)
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And Common Core. I've saved all the math books I've used for homeschooling through high school in case any of my kids want them. If they don't, I know lots of homeschoolers who will.

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:37 PM (U5tDi)

696 676 702 Could someone please tell me what "red-lining" was and why it was a bad thing in the mortgage field?"

It came from a supposed practice that may have taken place in the 50's and 60's, where mortgage banks supposedly had large maps on which they would draw distinctive red line, marking off minority neighborhoods where no loans were allowed to be made.

How much this happened and whether or not it was mostly mythical is a matter of debate.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 09, 2018 09:33 PM (V2Yro)


I'm sure it happened. Not necessarily minority neighborhoods, but neighborhoods where defaults were more prevalent than the models would predict.

Bankers don't care what color you are. The only color they see is green. You can be sure if they refused to make loans in a particular neighborhood it's because they were losing money there.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:37 PM (h2Bdk)

697 Just as an example.

I once taught my step-brother Algebra despite not being able to do it myself, and still not being able to do it to this day.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:37 PM (jlHSA)

698
I don't often give presentations. Not only don't people understand how I do what I do, it's also very difficult to explain.

But I have always wanted to try Tufte's approach: write a two-page narrative summary to hand out to everyone, give them two minutes to read it, and then just talk.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 09:37 PM (LsBY9)

699 you would think his nic would make that obvious.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 09, 2018 09:34 PM (MTjB1)

I don't like to assume
the nod to Lewis Carroll might mean he teaches Math

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 09:37 PM (dMvl+)

700 Teaching is 100% all about being able to break processes down into lay-terms that someone with no natural talent can understand.
Posted by: Hikaru
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So, differential equations are out?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 09:37 PM (CDGwz)

701 Averroistic Aristotelianism - not even once.

Let me explain it to you. I was smart in school, smarter than you.

Posted by: Dr. (by marriage) Joe Biden at October 09, 2018 09:38 PM (zCyNd)

702 Was reading about the original Studio 54 recently. It was Jimmy Carter's IRS that took it down.

Not sure if that counts as a good or bad point against Jimmeh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 09, 2018 09:38 PM (miE9U)

703 " Most of the math that is taught today is a century old. Project Guttenberg has lots of old math texts that are actually better than most of the drivel that gets published today, thanks to California's idiotic standards.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (YqDXo)"


Not just math - anything that was known in the 50's or earlier is better explained in an older text.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at October 09, 2018 09:38 PM (58Au8)

704 Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:33 PM (jlHSA)

Yep.

Do you remember the 2016 DNC? That weird, budget movie space-dictator silver. It creeped me the shit out. They knew they were going to win - and that's the shit they were getting ready to spring on us...? Fucking sick zombies.

Posted by: ... at October 09, 2018 09:39 PM (uEbPt)

705 690 what subject do you teach, Bandersnatch?

German. Introductory.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:35 PM (fuK7c)



Oh Lord. I took German in college. I can't even describe my German professor. He looked like what a drip of water might look like, if it had a personality. I hope you are not him. Are you bald on top? Do you sniff a lot?

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:39 PM (lwiT4)

706 German. Introductory.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:35 PM (fuK7c)


Lock up the library copies of Hegel and Heidegger so that the kids aren't triggered.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 09, 2018 09:39 PM (3C9q2)

707 Don't forget Foucault and Baudrillard.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:35 PM (hYcqw)

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I haven't.

*expands production of C-1000 canal bots*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 09:40 PM (5aX2M)

708 Bankers don't care what color you are. The only color they see is green. You can be sure if they refused to make loans in a particular neighborhood it's because they were losing money there.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:37 PM (h2Bdk)

Greedy bastards.

Posted by: ... at October 09, 2018 09:40 PM (uEbPt)

709 My hs algebra teacher informed us on day one...
You have been doing basic algebra since third grade. 8 plus an empty box equals 12, and you had to figure out what went in the empty box. Algebra!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 09, 2018 09:40 PM (myjNJ)

710 *expands production of C-1000 canal bots*
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 09:40 PM (5aX2M)
+++++++++
Can I buy shares? I suspect you're gonna be printing money once shit gets lit...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:41 PM (hYcqw)

711 Not just math - anything that was known in the 50's or earlier is better explained in an older text.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us
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Except history. My books are far superior to those old outdated books.

Posted by: Howard Zinn at October 09, 2018 09:41 PM (CDGwz)

712 708 Bankers don't care what color you are. The only color they see is green.


Unless you have a successful and profitable business in the firearms market.

Posted by: Roy at October 09, 2018 09:41 PM (ABjxW)

713 Pro tip: get a different textbook.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (YqDXo)


Unfortunately, the textbook is selected for me. I do have an alternative text that recommend in general.

Several years ago, we got a college president appointed by a director of all state community colleges who was appointed by our new democrat governor. While she is very good at promoting the college, she has also decided that instructors should not have any autonomy in their classrooms. We instructors are no longer allowed to choose our own homework assignments, activities, or tests.

I am just hoping to out-last her and that we get a sane college president next time. It would really help if a Republican would win the governor seat.

Posted by: Emmie at October 09, 2018 09:41 PM (4HMW8)

714 My hs algebra teacher informed us on day one...
You have been doing basic algebra since third grade. 8 plus an empty box equals 12, and you had to figure out what went in the empty box. Algebra!
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 09, 2018 09:40 PM (myjNJ)
+++++++++++
Turns out, I use algebra a *lot* in my work (though rarely higher math). When people ask how I came my conclusions and I explain it, I often hear, "how did you figure that out?" I always answer "it's just algebra." I often get googly-eyes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (hYcqw)

715 I actually had a younger adult say to me, "All I need to know about history, I learned from Howard Zinn."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (CDGwz)

716 So I've often wondered if since we have English Class and we speak English do Germans have German Class?

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (UdKB7)

717 Midway begins filming. It is alleged it will be 100% historically accurate. Numbnutz Woody Harrelson will play Nimitz.

https://bit.ly/2y6Tpvy

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (+y/Ru)

718 710. No. Like a mitzvot, the reward for conscripting a platoon of canal-zeks is having conscripted a platoon of canal-zeks.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (fA1SL)

719 Except history. My books are far superior to those old outdated books.
Posted by: Howard Zinn at October 09, 2018 09:41 PM (CDGwz)
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Blech

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (hYcqw)

720 Algebra comes from an ancient Muslim word, Al Gebra. Word breakdown:

Al = the

Gebra = fcuking stupid crazy imaginary number mumbo jumbo designed to drive you insane and annoy you the whole drive there

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (miE9U)

721 I really wanted to take German in college. But where I was the first three quarters of a foreign language didn't count toward graduation - they figured you were just taking it for an easy "A" after taking four years in high school. I would have had to stay an extra year, and it just didn't make sense.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (h2Bdk)

722 715 I actually had a younger adult say to me, "All I need to know about history, I learned from Howard Zinn."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (CDGwz)


That's not an adult. That's a child in an adult's body.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:43 PM (h2Bdk)

723 And what about Russians? Do they have Russian classes?

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 09:43 PM (UdKB7)

724 Community Reinvestment Act; sounds like an FDR program.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 09, 2018 09:43 PM (5FQVt)

725 "I am not here to teach you. I am here to profess. It is up to you to do the learning and consider what it is I profess".

I had professors like that.

I added the number of students in the class, multiplied by tuition, divided by the 3 hours for that class.

And asked him to justify himself.

Posted by: Mikos, former education customer at October 09, 2018 09:43 PM (zCyNd)

726 Yanks score. 4-1 Red Sox

Posted by: tu3031 at October 09, 2018 09:43 PM (jDF8P)

727 So, differential equations are out?


OK, this is a learning story not a teaching story but it's late and the Red Sox are winning so all is good in the world.

I did a grad school program where math was important and they made liberal arts refugees take a pass/fail calculus course. I took it. I learned it. I got my way through it by brute force. First derivative, second derivative, third derivative. I had no idea what it meant.

And then in the final when they asked us the questions I realized "oh, that's the tangent and that's the area under the curve".

It was the first time I learned more in the test than I had in the class.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:43 PM (fuK7c)

728 Robot Zeks make no sense, since the whole point of Zekhood is torturing Undesirables while implanting that 0.000001% chance of false hope into them to keep them going until they beg for The Bullet.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:44 PM (jlHSA)

729
Algebra comes from an ancient Muslim word, Al Gebra

If you want to make kids hate Islam passionately, mention this frequently.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 09, 2018 09:44 PM (LsBY9)

730 24 Hour Party People explains, in very simple words, why nightclubs like 54 and Hacienda always fail.

Club doesn't pay its way by covers at the door. Its main revenue is selling booze to suckers - meaning, to horney young men and also to dumb chicks in large groups. If the club lets drugs in, the suckers aren't buying booze. They are getting high instead.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (N1ZXu)

731 And then in the final when they asked us the questions I realized "oh, that's the tangent and that's the area under the curve".

That is first semester calculus in a nutshell.

Posted by: Roy at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (ABjxW)

732 Robot Zeks make no sense, since the whole point of Zekhood is torturing Undesirables while implanting that 0.000001% chance of false hope into them to keep them going until they beg for The Bullet.
Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:44 PM (jlHSA)
++++++++++++
I think he's hoping that their terrible spirits get reanimated as well, to be punished on the canal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (hYcqw)

733 Ace's liver: I HATED PE. hated it. Was always full of bullies and I was their easy/chief victim.

But the Long Beach Unified School District, for years and years, absolutely insisted: everyone MUST take PE every fcuking year, every fcuking semester. They enforced that like crazy.

Then I graduated in June 1984, and literally NOT THREE DAYS after I did so, there was a headline in the Long Beach Press-Telegram:

LBUSD TO DROP PE AS A REQUIRED COURSE

I was literally ready to burn down the district building.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (miE9U)

734 720
Algebra comes from an ancient Muslim word, Al Gebra. Word breakdown:



Al = the



Gebra = fcuking stupid crazy imaginary number mumbo jumbo designed to drive you insane and annoy you the whole drive there

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (miE9U)


Who did the muslims steal it from, the Greeks or dot-Indians or...

Posted by: davidt at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (Gi80R)

735 History books are lies, at best unwitting, but the more recent ones, deliberate.
Primary sources are as close as you get to the truth of history.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (dMvl+)

736 723. Yes, yes they do. I even went to school with native-born Russians who were taking uni courses in Russian to correct their poor grammar and/or quasi-illiteracy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (fA1SL)

737 I once taught my step-brother Algebra despite not being able to do it myself, and still not being able to do it to this day.
Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:37 PM (jlHSA)


That is awesome, Hikaru! I bet you can use algebra better than you give yourself credit for.

Posted by: Emmie at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (4HMW8)

738 what subject do you teach, Bandersnatch?

German. Introductory.

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Do you have ways to make them talk?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (+y/Ru)

739 So I've often wondered if since we have English Class and we speak English do Germans have German Class?

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (UdKB7)

You haven't dealt with German grammar, have you?

Posted by: tearful German child at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (zCyNd)

740 Club doesn't pay its way by covers at the door. Its main revenue is selling booze to suckers - meaning, to horney young men and also to dumb chicks in large groups. If the club lets drugs in, the suckers aren't buying booze. They are getting high instead.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (N1ZXu)


Same reason Vegas casinos try to keep out the hookers.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:46 PM (h2Bdk)

741 Community Reinvestment Act; sounds like an FDR program.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 09, 2018 09:43 PM (5FQVt)

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Nope. Jimmuh Carter, 1977, then strengthened under BJ Clinton.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 09:46 PM (I16G8)

742 So . . late to the thread, but the topic seems to be authoritarian tendencies, of the corporate type. Well, I just spent the evening with another authoritative organization - the Catholic Church. more specifically, our Pastor wanted to have an "open and honest" about all the news. So far so good.

He's a good guy, but at some point, it dawned on me that he's the current version of Tom Wolfe's flak catchers. Here we have an organization that defines top-down hierarchy. on The Big Things, we're standardized. Debate is over, the case is closed. And yet, he's telling these people, who are pouring out pain, that they need to let the Bishop know. Huh? Why isn't our Bishop, as well as every other Bishop and Cardinal going medieval on the problem individuals, based on instructions they're getting from headquarters?

And then it struck me - standardized and top-down on The Big Things. No standardized top-down action on this. Must not be considered a Big Thing . .

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 09, 2018 09:46 PM (2xR5z)

743 I thought the robots were meant to corral the zeks and supervise and direct them through their rehabilitation.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:47 PM (fA1SL)

744 LBUSD TO DROP PE AS A REQUIRED COURSE

I was literally ready to burn down the district building.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (miE9U)


Hahahaha. In my HS you could take band instead.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:47 PM (h2Bdk)

745 'You haven't dealt with German grammar, have you?'

All the German I need to know I learned from Frank Zappa.

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 09:47 PM (UdKB7)

746 736 723. Yes, yes they do. I even went to school with native-born Russians who were taking uni courses in Russian to correct their poor grammar and/or quasi-illiteracy.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:45 PM (fA1SL)

That seems soft.

Where was the permanent physical punishment for failure to get it down beforehand?

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:47 PM (jlHSA)

747 I have a K-12 teaching certificate. I don't know why. I wasn't an education major. It just came along with my degree, which is kind of weird. I've never used it.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:47 PM (lwiT4)

748 718 yes. The mechanized post-modern philosopher skeletons will have high-powered whip-hands so their students can continue to learn from them in the new order. Labor of love.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 09:47 PM (5aX2M)

749 Ace's, I would have sat through ANYTHING other than PE. I hated it so.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 09, 2018 09:48 PM (miE9U)

750 "The Awful German Language"


Surely there is not another language that is so slipshod and systemless, and so slippery and elusive to the grasp. One is washed about in it, hither and thither, in the most helpless way; and when at last he thinks he has captured a rule which offers firm ground to take a rest on amid the general rage and turmoil of the ten parts of speech, he turns over the page and reads, "Let the pupil make careful note of the following exceptions."

Posted by: Samuel L. Clemens at October 09, 2018 09:48 PM (zCyNd)

751 the Big Thing in Pope Francis's mind is to ensure his homosexual allies in the College of Cardinals are protected.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 09, 2018 09:48 PM (N1ZXu)

752 You haven't dealt with German grammar, have you



My German classes were what taught me to diagram sentences for English class.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:49 PM (lwiT4)

753 746. In their defense, they'd emigrated to the states recently, and, well, they had many opportunities for shame in consequence of their childhood failures.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:49 PM (fA1SL)

754 750 "The Awful German Language"


Surely there is not another language that is so slipshod and systemless, and so slippery and elusive to the grasp. One is washed about in it, hither and thither, in the most helpless way; and when at last he thinks he has captured a rule which offers firm ground to take a rest on amid the general rage and turmoil of the ten parts of speech, he turns over the page and reads, "Let the pupil make careful note of the following exceptions."
Posted by: Samuel L. Clemens at October 09, 2018 09:48 PM (zCyNd)


Heh heh. He should have tried Chinese. For an English speaker, German is a cakewalk in comparison. And that's before you get to the written part.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:50 PM (h2Bdk)

755 +++++++++++
Turns out, I use algebra a *lot* in my work (though rarely higher math). When people ask how I came my conclusions and I explain it, I often hear, "how did you figure that out?" I always answer "it's just algebra." I often get googly-eyes.
Posted by: Joe Mannix
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A good, and entertaining read:

'Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra' by John Derbyshire. Who, btw, is actually a mathematician.

His 'Prime Obsession', re Riemann, otoh, is a bit of an undertaking.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 09:51 PM (xSo9G)

756 This thing still on?


Well, back to bank names.


In Georgia (khachapurri, not Coke), in the early flush of freedom/stupidity/pointless conflict in the early 90s, one of the first new private banks there was called ..... Golden Fleece Bank.


I recall trying, in vain, to explain to a local why that was such an interesting name for a bank. But thing is, Jason and the Golden Fleece, took place in Georgia, or so the rumor/myth/belief/tradition goes.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 09, 2018 09:51 PM (QDnY+)

757 You haven't dealt with German grammar, have you?

Posted by: tearful German child


I just introduced them to how adjective endings change depending on the case (there are four, but we're only up to two) and gender (there are three) change depending on whether they follow a subject or a direct object (again, indirect objects and genitive are for later) and said "now we're going to have fun!"

One of the smartasses said "do you mean your kind of fun?"

I think they're on to me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:51 PM (fuK7c)

758 vanhalen's jump is a stupid song

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 09, 2018 09:51 PM (MTjB1)

759 753 746. In their defense, they'd emigrated to the states recently, and, well, they had many opportunities for shame in consequence of their childhood failures.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:49 PM (fA1SL)

They're still alive, though.

This is slowly eroding my reasons to submit to the service of any SMR not named "V.V. Putin".

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:52 PM (jlHSA)

760 Mike Hammer, thank you for the book recommendations.

Posted by: Emmie at October 09, 2018 09:52 PM (4HMW8)

761 I don't know. I think German is fairly logical and straightforward. You just keep tacking more words on the end.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:52 PM (lwiT4)

762 'Yes, yes they do. I even went to school with native-born Russians who were taking uni courses in Russian to correct their poor grammar '

Are there different dialects, like Redneck Russian, or Upper West Side Moscow and such?

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 09:52 PM (UdKB7)

763 Not beubg snarky, real quo - has anyone successfully learned to speak a foreign language through a school class?
I never felt like the class approach was the way our brains learn language.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 09:52 PM (dMvl+)

764 You haven't dealt with German grammar, have you?'
All the German I need to know I learned from Frank Zappa.


Handy daily phrases such as:

"Don't eat the yellow snow"

"Valley girls are vapid"

"Suzi Creamcheese has VD"

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 09, 2018 09:52 PM (miE9U)

765 I had a professor who said something like that. "I am not here to teach you. I am here to profess. It is up to you to do the learning and consider what it is I profess".

Which is really cool, except I'm supposed to profess to a class of sub-millenials or whatever you call today's college students at a second tier state university and I have to figure out how to get them to understand English on the way to mouthing a foreign tongue.

I think I'm good at it but I'm really not sure.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:32 PM (fuK7c)


I never said it, but I thought it.

The problem with teaching a foreign language (I assume German in your case) is that English grammar has descended into a vestigial state. Soon we'll be "communicating" solely through grunts and clicks. Probably the best way forward is to compare and contrast with English.

So first you have to teach them some English, so that students come to understand the difference between "who" and "whom." (I don't envy you this one.) Maybe start with contrast "who" and "whose," for starters. Nobody screws that up.

"I talked with a man who was tall."
"I talked with a man whose was tall."

No one gets that one wrong.

I've explained that any preposition should be followed by "whom." That takes care of what would be the dative case in most other languages.

That just leaves "whom" as the direct object, for the accusative case in most languages. You're on your own on that one.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:53 PM (YqDXo)

766 jeeze, my tablet keyboard hates me

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 09:53 PM (dMvl+)

767 754 Heh heh. He should have tried Chinese. For an English speaker, German is a cakewalk in comparison. And that's before you get to the written part.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:50 PM (h2Bdk)

I'd kind of like to learn an East Asian language, but that leads to Zekhood.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:53 PM (jlHSA)

768 759. Look, mistakes were made, nod denying. And there's been a lotta loose shit the past 80 some years. But V.V. is on the job now. We're gonna be fine.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:53 PM (fA1SL)

769 Palp, in the former Soviet/Russian empire (at least the Caucasus), the Russian in Georgia and Azerbaijan was "best" (meaning, high-schoolish, more or less, so - easy to converse if you were not tuned up real well on it), and Armenia was difficult (meaning - proper, and more educated, much more), because you felt the need to speak somewhat properly. Then, crossing into Russia itself - my gawd, incomprehensible, every ending slurred or dropped.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 09, 2018 09:54 PM (QDnY+)

770 I have a K-12 teaching certificate.
Posted by: grammie winger
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I think it has probably been useful here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 09:54 PM (CDGwz)

771 Not beubg snarky, real quo - has anyone successfully learned to speak a foreign language through a school class?
I never felt like the class approach was the way our brains learn language.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at O




some do, however, you are right, not everyone learns the same way and hs language classes are geared towards one type of learning.

learning a foreign language was the only class I ever was required to work at in hs.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 09, 2018 09:54 PM (MTjB1)

772 767 754 Heh heh. He should have tried Chinese. For an English speaker, German is a cakewalk in comparison. And that's before you get to the written part.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:50 PM (h2Bdk)

I'd kind of like to learn an East Asian language, but that leads to Zekhood.
Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:53 PM (jlHSA)


Spoken Japanese isn't bad, though written Japanese is a horrid mess.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:54 PM (h2Bdk)

773 I imagine learning some English drives some people crazy. Just one more example:

"The rapist"

versus

"therapist"

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 09, 2018 09:54 PM (miE9U)

774 If I was a commercial Bank, I'd have a dozen account executive walking the floor at shot

Posted by: Ace Style Guide at October 09, 2018 09:55 PM (UXFaG)

775 I think they're on to me.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:51 PM (fuK7c)
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If they only knew.

Posted by: bluebell at October 09, 2018 09:55 PM (U5tDi)

776 Mr. Bandersnatch, I studied transistors in 2nd year of electrical engineering program. never really understood how they worked. Then, one day, I saw the pneumatic controls for a paint gun. Pneumatic because the paint was explosive when airborne, so no sparks. I stared at that plumbing thinking "this is strange, yet there's something familiar." Yup, I learned how a transistor worked, a year later, looking at it's pneumatic equivalent.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 09, 2018 09:55 PM (2xR5z)

777 My upstairs neighbor is blasting "Pressure Drop" by David Bowie and Queen. Or Vanilla Ice. I think it is the former, but only the hook is coming through the ceiling clearly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (hYcqw)

778 768 759. Look, mistakes were made, nod denying. And there's been a lotta loose shit the past 80 some years. But V.V. is on the job now. We're gonna be fine.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:53 PM (fA1SL)

The fact that he hasn't poisoned me yet actually reflects on him as a failure, too.

Don't give me that "beneath his contempt" shit.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (jlHSA)

779

qdpsteve - also, "Aber beklecker nicht das Sofa"

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (UdKB7)

780 Midway begins filming. It is alleged it will be 100% historically accurate. Numbnutz Woody Harrelson will play Nimitz.

https://bit.ly/2y6Tpvy
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 09, 2018 09:42 PM (+y/Ru)



The 1976 movie was good enough.Even better if you cut out the scenes with the Yoko girlfriend. No remake. No Woody Harrelson or Hawk Harrelson for that matter

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (SiINZ)

781 I'd kind of like to learn an East Asian language, but that leads to Zekhood.
Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:53 PM (jlHSA)

If by East Asia you mean China, Japan, and Korea, then suspect that Korean might be the simplest to learn.
Followed by Japanese.
Chinese has all those effing tones.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (dMvl+)

782 770 I have a K-12 teaching certificate.
Posted by: grammie winger
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I think it has probably been useful here.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2018 09:54 PM (


Oh yes. The PlayDoh incident of ought nine.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (lwiT4)

783 762. Yup. Every region has its peculiarities, and from my experience, the farther East somebody learned Russian, the worse.
Also, speakers from certain ethnic groups had/have 'accents.' My main teacher was a Jewish lady from Odessa. And natives would tell me - 'you talk like a Jew.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR, and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (fA1SL)

784 But its the 1st 2nd bank u gotta watch or is the 9th 10th I'm so confused

Posted by: SweetAndy at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (UUDCR)

785 Guess who's getting an award for truthfulness.

A professor at Ford's alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, nominated Ford for the Distinguished Alumna Award, crediting her for "speaking truth to power."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (+y/Ru)

786 You haven't dealt with German grammar, have you?

Bandersnatch doubtless keeps a copy of it stashed in his desk, but for those who haven't seen it, here's a link to a PDF of Mark Twain's famous essay, "The Awful German Language." https://tinyurl.com/ya9bmnco

Twain's conclusion: "My philological studies have satisfied me that a gifted person ought to learn English (barring spelling and pronouncing) in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years. It
seems manifest, then, that the latter tongue ought to be trimmed down and repaired. If it is to remain
as it is, it ought to be gently and reverently set aside among the dead languages, for only the dead
have time to learn it."

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (3C9q2)

787


Nope. Jimmuh Carter, 1977, then strengthened under BJ Clinton.


Kicked into high gear by some idiot junior senator from Illinois by a lawsuit he filed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (HaL55)

788 772 Spoken Japanese isn't bad, though written Japanese is a horrid mess.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:54 PM (h2Bdk)

Japanese = Weebhood. Weebhood = Animu. Animu = Cosplay. Cosplay = Furfaggotry. Furfaggoty = Torture and Death at the hands of Mister Metokur.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 09, 2018 09:57 PM (jlHSA)

789 Yup, I learned how a transistor worked, a year later, looking at it's pneumatic equivalent.


Yes. Exactly that. I love it when that happens.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:57 PM (fuK7c)

790 I can't remember not knowing the difference between subject, object, and object complement. There's a lot more to English. But if you make it to school without understanding those, you'll be behind all the time.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2018 09:57 PM (5aX2M)

791 Not beubg snarky, real quo - has anyone successfully learned to speak a foreign language through a school class?
I never felt like the class approach was the way our brains learn language.


It's a good start. My sister took four years of German in high school, then two more in college before doing the exchange student thing in Germany.

She discovered quite quickly she couldn't speak German. But she could read it, write it, and understand what other people were saying (for the most part). It didn't take very long for her to become a fluent conversationalist.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2018 09:58 PM (h2Bdk)

792 freaked, just looked that up. Eww. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 09, 2018 09:58 PM (miE9U)

793 Another thought: the classic sentence "Throw momma from the train a kiss" makes perfect sense in an inflected language, i.e., not English. We use position to indicate relationship; other languages use case.

This might be a useful place to start. English has allowed dative and accusative case to be lumped together into objective case. The problem is redrawing a distinction that used to be made.

(Side note: reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin" drove me wild, because Stowe did not realize that the (now archaic) second person familiar forms were "thou, thine, thee," so she consistently used "thee" as nominative case. It was maddening after a while.)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 09:58 PM (YqDXo)

794 I think they're on to me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:51 PM (fuK7c)

Well, I have been on to this for a while-

German uses basic German vocabulary with a modified Latin grammar

English uses old German grammar with a 70% Latin based vocabulary.

And let's leave the Dutch out of this.

Posted by: Miklos, linguist by necessity at October 09, 2018 09:59 PM (zCyNd)

795 *ONT is NOOD!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) My Beach Friends smell like Walleye and Bass at October 09, 2018 09:59 PM (Ckg4U)

796 Yup, I learned how a transistor worked, a year later, looking at it's pneumatic equivalent.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 09, 2018 09:55 PM (2xR5z)


One of the things that blew my mind in Differential Equations was learning that a mechanical system can be tested by building and testing a (much cheaper) electrical system.

Posted by: Emmie at October 09, 2018 09:59 PM (4HMW8)

797 Would anyone have any idea why I keep getting red symbols and a notice that the server won't allow me to post here about half the time I try???

Posted by: AnnaS at October 09, 2018 09:59 PM (l4l/z)

798 Kicked into high gear by some idiot junior senator from Illinois by a lawsuit he filed.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 09, 2018 09:56 PM (HaL55)

----------

Yep. I had forgotten this. That sure worked out well, didn't it?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at October 09, 2018 10:00 PM (I16G8)

799 I would love to teach history. It has always griped me how badly history is taught at almost every level! It's not places and dates and names; it is stories about real people doing real things, loving, fighting, moving about, killing. The worlds history is a colossal churning tapestry in which every thing you can possibly think of has already happened somewhere, along with a lot of things you would never ever think of on your own.

And these "teachers" go out and read dates in a monotone like it's some accountant's reckoning.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 09, 2018 10:00 PM (V2Yro)

800 797 Would anyone have any idea why I keep getting red symbols and a notice that the server won't allow me to post here about half the time I try???"

Ever read that story "The Lottery"??? You won.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 09, 2018 10:01 PM (V2Yro)

801 And let's leave the Dutch out of this.

Dutch is the result of English and German having drunk sex and neither taking responsibility for the progeny.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 10:01 PM (fuK7c)

802 " freaked, just looked that up. Eww. :-)

It's not often you get to use a phrase like that

Posted by: freaked at October 09, 2018 10:01 PM (UdKB7)

803 I think the best method for teaching adults a foreign language is by immersion. I say this despite being married to a sprinkler.

Posted by: grammie winger's ipad at October 09, 2018 10:01 PM (lwiT4)

804 776 Mr. Bandersnatch, I studied transistors in 2nd year of electrical engineering program. never really understood how they worked. Then, one day, I saw the pneumatic controls for a paint gun. Pneumatic because the paint was explosive when airborne, so no sparks. I stared at that plumbing thinking "this is strange, yet there's something familiar." Yup, I learned how a transistor worked, a year later, looking at it's pneumatic equivalent.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 09, 2018 09:55 PM (2xR5z)


Analogies are invaluable in teaching. Jean Piaget stressed the importance of relating the unfamiliar to the familar as a pedagogical technique.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 10:01 PM (YqDXo)

805 Dutch is the result of English and German having drunk sex and neither taking responsibility for the progeny.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 10:01 PM (fuK7c)


While having catarrh.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 09, 2018 10:02 PM (YqDXo)

806 learning a foreign language was the only class I ever was required to work at in hs.
Posted by: yankeefifth

Same, I had a teacher tell me it wasn't about learning the language but about learning tstudy

Posted by: Ace Style Guide at October 09, 2018 10:02 PM (UXFaG)

807
690 what subject do you teach, Bandersnatch?


German. Introductory.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 09, 2018 09:35 PM (fuK7c)








He teaches college freshmen how to hock loogies while talking.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 09, 2018 10:06 PM (eXA4G)

808 Oops, old sock


My method for learning a language: wave a $100 bill around, someone else will learn English; or a quikpoint

Posted by: Jean at October 09, 2018 10:07 PM (UXFaG)

809 OH, sometimes being a former ohion is embarrassing.


bank and browns.

Posted by: willow

Wow, super-late to the thread, but it's at the end, so even if I get willowed by the ONT, I know willow will still be around to read this.
I'm from there also. A guy I work with, when I mentioned that, said his wife is from there also, and he'd been to visit a few times with her family. His summation: "It seems like a nice place to be from..."

Posted by: Oedipus at October 09, 2018 10:07 PM (CXLVd)

810 Thanks #800.great help :-)

Posted by: AnnaS at October 09, 2018 10:11 PM (l4l/z)

811 Thats fine they we will just take our money out and invest it all in WELLS FARGO let them eat gold dust

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at October 09, 2018 10:26 PM (FLiOE)

812 Haley's departure from South Carolina would elevate Republican Lt. Gov.
Henry McMaster, an early Trump supporter and former state attorney
general, to the governorship.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 09, 2018 10:59 PM (LL1Be)

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