The Morning Rant

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""You ever go to a grocery store and see a 2- or 3-year-old kid running around screaming and yelling, or sitting in a basket throwing a loud tantrum while the mom (or parents) are just standing around like potted plants? And you think, "Good heavens, what are those kids going to be like when they grow up?" Look at antifa. Look at the screaming loons outside the Kavanaugh hearings. Look at the howling mobs shouting down conservative speakers, or chasing public officials out of restaurants. Yes, I think we can now say, those ill-behaved kids in the grocery store have now grown up."



If Facebook Were Honest:

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Bake Me A Cake, Bigot


Apparently, homosexual activists attempting to destroy small family businesses isn't occurring just in the USA. Fortunately, the UK Supreme Court ruled in favor of the young couple.



"Curse White People And Their..." ( *spins wheel* ) "...Well-Kept Lawns":

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Another Reason Why STEM Fields Are Superior:

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Compare & Contrast:

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Posted by: OregonMuse at 11:22 AM




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Posted by: Burt Cavagnaws at October 12, 2018 11:20 AM (U/b2O)

2 Why didn't someone tell me the ape was up?

Oh.

Hi.

Posted by: mindful webworker at October 12, 2018 11:20 AM (EPUvh)

3 top 5?

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2018 11:22 AM (d7Ww2)

4 Damn. Rant is up and I'm< halfcway thru The Morning Report.

Posted by: tbodie at October 12, 2018 11:22 AM (sRczR)

5 they complain about Trump not being "presidential"

But they send their paid loons into the hearings to disrupt and chant nonsense.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2018 11:22 AM (Cus5s)

6 I work with multiple black people who take pride in their lawns.

Next.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2018 11:22 AM (I2dne)

7 Also, I have never been more ashamed of my B.S. in communications.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2018 11:23 AM (I2dne)

8
You ever go to a grocery store and see a 2- or 3-year-old kid running around screaming and yelling, or sitting in a basket throwing a loud tantrum while the mom (or parents) are just standing around like potted plants?

I was on a flight from Houston to Newark and this kid screamed for the entire three hours. Don't even think he came up for air once.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2018 11:23 AM (BWL+E)

9
"Curse White People And Their..." ( *spins wheel* ) "...Well-Kept Lawns":

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Listen up zipper head.... I have had about enough shit from you Orientals about how bad whitey is. You mad Maggie Cho can just GTFO.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2018 11:23 AM (8XRCm)

10 Who gets to determine how space is used?

The owner, of course. What a stupid question.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 12, 2018 11:23 AM (7ZVPa)

11 "Curse White People And Their..." ( *spins wheel* ) "...Well-Kept Lawns":

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Drive through the Look at photos of the projects and tell me that this isn't true, racists.

Posted by: Moron Robbie's Beach Friends at October 12, 2018 11:24 AM (m5Z/I)

12 yeah cause parking cars and garbage on lawns is such a boon, and makes Everyone feel free

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 11:24 AM (dPd5y)

13 Florida Man Prints Counterfeit Money on Library Computer Using Template From Pinterest; Posts For-Sale Ad on Facebook

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He should have gone for the trillion dollar coins.

Posted by: Paul Krugman at October 12, 2018 11:24 AM (eSx+E)

14 From the previous thread, to good to be lost:

Trump is running the table on the leftards while they cry about the color of the felt.
Posted by: Xipe Totec

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:24 AM (39g3+)

15 I got willowed, but I want to share this ( because I wrote it with no typos..... LOK AT MEEEE....!! )

The Socialist abandonment of their gradualist approach to destroying Republicanism in favor of mobbery shows me that: a) their rank and file is incredibly immature; and b) their moneybags enablers are feeling the Cold Hand of Death upon them, and want to SEE their hellish legacy....
Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:22 AM (ffWPP)

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:24 AM (ffWPP)

16 In TOP 10?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 11:24 AM (pw+jk)

17 Best counterfeiter was the guy who cut the corners off of $20 bills and pasted them on $1 bills. Judge called him the dumbest criminal he'd ever seen.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at October 12, 2018 11:24 AM (MX7xj)

18 Shit, that's what I get for reading content.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 11:24 AM (pw+jk)

19 I hate those fkn flowers in that &*^&% yard.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 11:24 AM (dPd5y)

20
Apparently, homosexual activists attempting to destroy small family businesses the Catholic Church isn't occurring just in the USA.

Fixed

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2018 11:24 AM (BWL+E)

21 Well Hillary does have that Kirbyesque figure... oh wait you mean the vacuum cleaner... yes it wore it better.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:25 AM (jPfZ/)

22 Top 20!

Posted by: Thanatopsis at October 12, 2018 11:25 AM (PMn44)

23 they complain about Trump not being "presidential"

***

Hey when Trump uses an intern as a humidor, in the white house, you let me know.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 12, 2018 11:25 AM (eSx+E)

24 The kids at the grocery store are exactly what I thought about when I saw the leftards throwing tantrums at the Senate last week!

My wife would never yell at our kids when they started that crap (usually they were pretty good, though).. she had a special pinch to the shoulder that let them know very quickly they needed to stop.. oh, yeah.. and she gave them "the look"!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 12, 2018 11:25 AM (438dO)

25 They just arrested a Postal Employee who stole $680,000 worth of stamps and tried to sell them on E Bay.

Criminals be dumb.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 12, 2018 11:25 AM (71o8T)

26 ""You ever go to a grocery store and see a 2- or 3-year-old kid running around screaming and yelling, or sitting in a basket throwing a loud tantrum while the mom (or parents) are just standing around like potted plants?



Ever see an unconscious kid in the basket?
That was me. Mom didn't play.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2018 11:25 AM (RRfF8)

27 Frickety-frack!

Posted by: Thanatopsis at October 12, 2018 11:25 AM (PMn44)

28 My undergraduate studies in communications drove me to become more conservative.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2018 11:25 AM (vbJig)

29 The only reason I haven't paved over my lawn is because that would be marginally more work than I put into it now, which is none.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (ArZ/M)

30 Oh. That window sticker is so going on the Hummer.

I just need it changed so its not a damn Jeep.

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (kI/3T)

31 Reminds me of the black rap group that had a song called "Potholes On My Lawn."

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (pw+jk)

32 They may take our lives, BUT THEY WILL NEVER TAKE OUR LAWNS!!!

Posted by: Braveheart at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (rQM9Y)

33 Once again, Donald Trump gets an amazing diplomatic accomplishment in Pastor Brunson.

Once again, the worthless State Department had nothing to do with it, as they announced yesterday.

Posted by: trev006 at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (J+c/7)

34 "Yes, I think we can now say, those ill-behaved kids in the grocery store have now grown up."


Depending on how one defines "grown up."

Posted by: T at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (acTer)

35 Half those STEM faculty listed are probably secret Rs, though the hiring process probably tries very hard to never let a conservative in ... communications ... wow ... the Soviets were vary successful in implanting their commies in our institutions, and propaganda is most important.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (Cus5s)

36 Irish cake-baker and his wife are a terribly good-looking couple. I wonder if that annoys the Left as much as their religious conviction does.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (I2dne)

37 Hillary....a dirt bag dressed as a .... dirt bag.

Posted by: BignJames at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (0+nbW)

38
Who determines how space is used?

I paid for it. I determine.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (BWL+E)

39 Im an engineer. Heh

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (PWDHh)

40 we want Everylawn to look like Iraq!

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (dPd5y)

41 Yay, Gorilla Pundit!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (kqsXK)

42 *hic* *cough* *cackle*

Posted by: Kirby at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (2Mnv1)

43 Last three Senate poll updates on RCP;

Tennessee Senate - Blackburn +14

Texas Senate - Cruz +8

Nevada Senate - Heller +2

Please Democrats tell me how angry you are some more!

Posted by: 18-1 at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (eSx+E)

44 Lawns keep their precious illegals employed

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (dMvl+)

45 13 Florida Man Prints Counterfeit Money on Library Computer Using Template From Pinterest; Posts For-Sale Ad on Facebook
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He should have gone for the trillion dollar coins.
Posted by: Paul Krugman at October 12, 2018 11:24 AM (eSx+E)


Well, this is Florida Man, not Venezuela Man.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (4OV6C)

46 You ever go to a grocery store and see a 2- or 3-year-old kid running
around screaming and yelling, or sitting in a basket throwing a loud
tantrum while the mom (or parents) are just standing around like potted
plants?


Ever? Like every danged time around here thanks to Obama's HUD Section 8 resettlement program. Up and down each aisle, kid screaming all the while, then renewed with fresh vigor at the checkout lane.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (QLvwG)

47 "Curse White People And Their..." ( *spins wheel* ) "...Well-Kept Lawns":


Good news!

We can test this shit.

1. Move next to rich people of various colors, shapes,whatinHellever.
2. Make your front yard a cross between a chicken coop and junk yard.
3. Watch the diversity awards roll in (diversity awards = lawsuits).

Posted by: Wide World of Sports at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (tqyrn)

48 Kirby wore it better and was more useful.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (5jVnA)

49 Hadrian, nonsense, it's all citizens of the world, and they want to sleep on it@

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (dPd5y)

50
Gorilla!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (veoSD)

51
At least a vacuum cleaner does something useful.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (BWL+E)

52 Fortunately, the UK Supreme Court ruled in favor of the young couple.


You misspelled "unbelievably".

Posted by: pep at October 12, 2018 11:28 AM (wW03z)

53 Wearing clothes isn't the only thing Kirby does better.

Posted by: Wm. J. "Bubba" Clinton at October 12, 2018 11:28 AM (ctuyM)

54 I work with multiple black people who take pride in their lawns.

You know who doesn't take pride in their lawns? People with no pride at all. White trash with weeds and engines on blocks in their lawn. Poor blacks with dead lawns lazing on their porch drinking. Asians who run "manicurist" shops that are actually brothels with sex slaves in the back. Its the worst of us, because the front lawn is the broken windows of suburbia.

Little stuff like taking care of your yard causes the rest of the neighborhood to benefit and demonstrates a minimal concern for your property and neighbors. I get if you're old or ill and can't get it done like you want -- that's when neighbors should kick in and help. But people who don't want to have a nice lawn are people who don't give a damn about anyone else or themselves.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:28 AM (39g3+)

55 You'll get astroturf and you'll like it, proles.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 12, 2018 11:28 AM (rQM9Y)

56 Hillary wears clothing made from the same heavy duty material as hotel drapes.

Posted by: w at October 12, 2018 11:28 AM (cYWKd)

57 Sinema's having a no-good, terrible week.

.......

Kyrsten Sinema unloads donations from Democratic attorney accused of sexual assault

Posted by: HA at October 12, 2018 11:28 AM (MAstk)

58 Hey when Trump uses an intern as a humidor, in the white house, you let me know.
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Props his feet on the desk.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2018 11:28 AM (vfOIM)

59 get..my .lawn*

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 11:28 AM (dPd5y)

60 You know why liberals hate lawns?

Because it represents order and attention to detail, which is absolutely absent in their miserable lives.

Why should they care about lawns? They shouldn't, but since they can't grow children worth a damn, they envy the person who is more successful at growing grass.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (vbJig)

61 Zhang?

Where have I heard that name? Oh right, from a Clancy novel. A PRC communist in the Beijing Politburo who tried to blow up the world with nukes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (jPfZ/)

62 I think Cocaine Mitch gave the demofascists too good a deal. Should have held out for 40 judges approved before they could go back to try to fool their constituents.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (pw+jk)

63 What a handsome young couple they are, and they have the courage of their convictions.

Europe ain't dead yet.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (/qEW2)

64 6 I work with multiple black people who take pride in their lawns.

Next.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2018 11:22 AM (I2dne)

When I lived in Georgia, one of my neighbors was black and he used to edge his lawn with scissors. I offered to let him use my line trimmer and he declined and said he had one but it wasn't precise enough for him.

Guess he was a closet member of the KKK...

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (kI/3T)

65 I remember admiring a yuge color copier-printer in an in-house print shop some years ago ... more than enough rez to print money as good as the Fed ... its software had enough image recognition to know if that was being tried, and would brick itself if you did.
I guess most machines don't have that, huh ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (58Au8)

66 You ever go to a grocery store and see a 2- or 3-year-old kid running around screaming and yelling, or sitting in a basket throwing a loud tantrum while the mom (or parents) are just standing around like potted plants?

You know I used to see that a lot, I don't any more. You know what else I don't see a lot of? Moms with kids. Its usually dad. Mom is at home drinking wine or something, I guess.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (39g3+)

67 she had a special pinch to the shoulder that let them know very quickly they needed to stop..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 12, 2018 11:25 AM (438dO)

Just like Spock!

Posted by: BignJames at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (0+nbW)

68 You might be a Redneck if you keep a beautiful lawn.....wait that doesn't work.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (71o8T)

69 30 Oh. That window sticker is so going on the Hummer.

I just need it changed so its not a damn Jeep.
Posted by: Defenestratus at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (kI/3T)

But then you'd have to change the sticker so the Hummer has a stoved in front end from hitting the marginally more sturdy soi-bois, and somehow also show graphically that the Hummer is at bingo fuel.

Posted by: Warai-otoko has a Jeep at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (AURKQ)

70 I got willowed, but I want to share this ( because I wrote it with no typos..... LOK AT MEEEE....!! )

**Spock eyebrow**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (kqsXK)

71 33
Once again, Donald Trump gets an amazing diplomatic accomplishment in Pastor Brunson.



Posted by: trev006 at October 12, 2018 11:26 AM (J+c/7)


Obviously back channel stuff. But I think the quo will be something regarding Kashoggi. Because, what happens if the Turks come and get that Gulen guy, as in a prick with an umbrella.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (q1VoB)

72 That little soyboi ranting about lawns is butt hurt because his dad told him to get off his ass and mow the damn lawn.

Posted by: Archer at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (gmo/4)

73
I'm going with the Kirby because that look is timeless.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (TAmPV)

74 When I lived in Georgia, one of my neighbors was black and he used to edge his lawn with scissors. I offered to let him use my line trimmer and he declined and said he had one but it wasn't precise enough for him.

Guess he was a closet member of the KKK...
Posted by: Defenestratus at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (kI/3T)

The OG of OCD.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (NWiLs)

75
Reagan always wore a coat and tie in the Oval Office. I think Trump does too. Unlike his immediate predecessor.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (BWL+E)

76 Oh and Zhang, Envy Green is a terrible colour.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (jPfZ/)

77 My undergraduate studies in communications drove me to become more conservative.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2018 11:25 AM (vbJig)
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I was already pretty conservative, but I was able to really needle some of the profs. I had one professor (she was an Italian) who would get visible mad every time I steadfastly insisted on calling "Public Media" by its real name - "State-owned Media." This was in a "Public Media" course, so it came up a lot.

Elsewhere in the humanities, I got away with some things that would get me expelled today. That was when the colleges were starting to really enforce the "BCE/CE" replacement for "BC/AD." I handed in a paper with "AD" and she circled it and wrote "CE" - but deducted no points.

On my next paper, I wrote "in the year of our Lord Eighteen-Hundred-Sixty-Seven." She circled it and wrote "1867 A.D." Never came up again. That was back when most professors were Lefties but weren't completely insane yet.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (I2dne)

78
Kirby wore it better and was more useful.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (5jVnA)







Meh. They both sucked.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (veoSD)

79 Curse white people . . . and their well-kept . . . .

Imma stop you right there.


My well-kept lawn, get off it.


*clicks switch to fun on freedom stick*

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (5jVnA)

80 Hillary has to wear thick heavy clothes. She has a lot of ugly to keep covered. Her clothes are equivalent to two bags.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (PWDHh)

81 Kirby wore it better and was more useful.
Posted by: flounder
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It would also sit quietly in the dark of the closet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (vfOIM)

82 Why should they care about lawns? They shouldn't, but since they can't grow children worth a damn,



They could if they'd quit killing them in utero.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (RRfF8)

83 If Florida Man tries to sell the 100 as art, then its legal

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:31 AM (39g3+)

84 Oh noes! Tingles has a butthurt!

MSNBC's Chris Matthews Whines The Party-Of-Pelosi Won't Listen To Him Anymore Because He's Too Old

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 12, 2018 11:31 AM (+y/Ru)

85 The larger issue to me is if Muqing love me long time?

Posted by: tu3031 at October 12, 2018 11:31 AM (jDF8P)

86 You know I used to see that a lot, I don't any more. You know what else I don't see a lot of? Moms with kids. Its usually dad. Mom is at home drinking wine or something, I guess.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (39g3+)

She's home fucking the kid's father.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 11:31 AM (NWiLs)

87 Meh. They both sucked.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (veoSD)


Kirby at least sucked in Michigan.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2018 11:31 AM (5jVnA)

88 when we take over (evil laugh)we should make Her family Plant grass and flowers, for fun!

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 11:31 AM (dPd5y)

89 She's home fucking the kid's father.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 11:31 AM (NWiLs)

*rimshot*

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (5jVnA)

90 But people who don't want to have a nice lawn are people who don't give a damn about anyone else or themselves.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:28 AM (39g3+)

No really, I just don't give a shit about my lawn. It's like having a job I have to pay for.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (ArZ/M)

91 On my next paper, I wrote "in the year of our Lord Eighteen-Hundred-Sixty-Seven." She circled it and wrote "1867 A.D." Never came up again. That was back when most professors were Lefties but weren't completely insane yet.

That CE/BCE thing is just deliberately insulting, it accomplishes nothing but smug atheist smarming. What happened at that time period to cause it to go from BCE to CE hmmm??? Idiots.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (39g3+)

92 The Socialist abandonment of their gradualist approach to destroying Republicanism in favor of mobbery shows me that: a) their rank and file is incredibly immature; and b) their moneybags enablers are feeling the Cold Hand of Death upon them, and want to SEE their hellish legacy....
Posted by: kraken


Time was never on their side. Their strategy to ruin education to create compliant, misguided proles was a two-edged sword, and now the back edge--the fact that their pool of potential heirs to progressivism are incompetent--is starting to bite, as the old hands are in the reaper's sights.

The only question is, can we shore up enough good spots to have a good foundation to rebuild after the collapse? Trump gives me more hope than I used to have in that regard, but the issue is far from resolved.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (AM1GF)

93 First they came for the front lawns and I said nothing cause fuck 'em.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (/tuJf)

94 I thought Kirby was supposed to be pink and billowy.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (NWiLs)

95 They had a documentary on a black guy who was a topiary savant and worked on his master pieces for decades.

Pearl Fryar


The doc was called A Man Named Pearl , IIRC.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (71o8T)

96 The academic fields vs. Democrat/Republican ratio is interesting, but I don't see Law there. It would be interesting to see what our future judges are likely to be.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (/qEW2)

97 Hmm, hillary or the kirby. I say its a tie. The kirby wears it better, but hillary sucks more.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (9Om/r)

98 I wonder how big a lawn one could buy for tonight's Mega Millions jackpot?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (jPfZ/)

99 Kirby, though deficient in some areas, produced a reasonable vacuum cleaner, at least....

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (ffWPP)

100 all this jealousy over otherpeoples lawncare.

crazy people.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 11:33 AM (dPd5y)

101 Apparently, homosexual activists attempting to destroy small family businesses the Catholic Church isn't occurring just in the USA.

Fixed


The phone calls are coming from inside the church!!!

Posted by: human at October 12, 2018 11:33 AM (0CeRG)

102 WHO WORE IT BETTER? HILLARY OR KIRBY?

Hillary actually thought that she was setting trends when she wore those bizarre outfits.

What she failed to take into account is that the Old Fat Drunken Slag portion of the market for haute couture is too small to have any real effect on fashion.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 12, 2018 11:33 AM (rQM9Y)

103 MSNBC's Chris Matthews Whines The Party-Of-Pelosi Won't Listen To Him Anymore Because He's Too Old

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 12, 2018 11:31 AM (+y/Ru)


He was saying something like that on election night. About Hillary not listening to middle country folks or something. It was a very short rant, and I think he's coming back full circle. If Chrissy is whining about this, you have to wonder what internal polls he's looking at.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 12, 2018 11:33 AM (q1VoB)

104 Anna mighty large, you can buy me a new lawn .

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 11:33 AM (dPd5y)

105 But then you'd have to change the sticker so the Hummer has a stoved in front end from hitting the marginally more sturdy soi-bois, and somehow also show graphically that the Hummer is at bingo fuel.
Posted by: Warai-otoko has a Jeep at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (AURKQ)

Oh believe me, the predator D-ring brush guard can take a few dozen Soyboys before its rhinolined finish is blemished.

The fuel thing? Yeah... well... I've got 2 50 gallon tanks. I gets me to the end of the block... sometimes.

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 12, 2018 11:33 AM (kI/3T)

106 I thought Kirby was supposed to be pink and billowy.

That's Majin Boo.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:34 AM (jPfZ/)

107 You can have great grass or great trees. I have great huge trees. Grass grows poorly in deep shade.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2018 11:34 AM (PWDHh)

108 Irish cake-baker and his wife are a terribly good-looking couple.


He's wearing a suit that's entirely too small for him. I deduct points for that.

Posted by: pep at October 12, 2018 11:34 AM (wW03z)

109 94 I thought Kirby was supposed to be pink and billowy.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (NWiLs)

Seconded.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 12, 2018 11:34 AM (72PAC)

110 Edging a lawn with scissors?!?

That's a level of crazy I had not yet encountered.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 12, 2018 11:34 AM (U/b2O)

111 they want everyone to live in 500 ft apt dwellings with only enough yards to house their lear jets.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 11:34 AM (dPd5y)

112 72 That little soyboi ranting about lawns is butt hurt because his dad told him to get off his ass and mow the damn lawn.
Posted by: Archer at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (gmo/4)


I think you nailed it.

Posted by: rickl at October 12, 2018 11:35 AM (xjiRE)

113 I'll mow my front yard just as soon as the kittens are big enough to come out from under the 66 Impala I have on blocks

Posted by: wrg500 at October 12, 2018 11:35 AM (neNUS)

114 I wonder if the lawn complaint person received a letter from their HOA telling them their law looks terrible and to do something about it.

Posted by: Vendette at October 12, 2018 11:35 AM (ANdO9)

115 But then you'd have to change the sticker so the Hummer has a stoved in front end from hitting the marginally more sturdy soi-bois, and somehow also show graphically that the Hummer is at bingo fuel.
Posted by: Warai-otoko has a Jeep at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (AURKQ)

Oh believe me, the predator D-ring brush guard can take a few dozen Soyboys before its rhinolined finish is blemished.

The fuel thing? Yeah... well... I've got 2 50 gallon tanks. I gets me to the end of the block... sometimes.

Posted by: Defenestratus


Hummer: The greatest practical joke ever perpetrated by the automotive industry...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 12, 2018 11:35 AM (AM1GF)

116 113 I'll mow my front yard just as soon as the kittens are big enough to come out from under the 66 Impala I have on blocks

Posted by: wrg500

maybe...

Posted by: wrg500 at October 12, 2018 11:35 AM (neNUS)

117 Irish cake-baker and his wife are a terribly good-looking couple.

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The left will start suggesting he's gay as an insult.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at October 12, 2018 11:35 AM (Qf3Gh)

118 That sticker needs to be on my car in Portlandia! Oh wait, they will hunt me down, bash on my car & then report ME to the police for driving through their protest.

I hate Portland and can't wait to GTFO!

Posted by: Hillary4Prison at October 12, 2018 11:35 AM (3aBcq)

119 Clinton, and Obama, both dreed ... oddly.... whatever the goal was... you know, I can't imagine what the goal of ridiculous clothing was....

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:35 AM (ffWPP)

120 wrg, lol, so you're That neighbor?

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 11:35 AM (dPd5y)

121 That CE/BCE thing is just deliberately insulting,

-
Like halftime kneeling, they intend to offend but it's not hate speech unlike when we use the wrong; i.e., the right pronoun and it is hate speech.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 12, 2018 11:36 AM (+y/Ru)

122 1 Well Hillary does have that Kirbyesque figure... oh wait you mean the vacuum cleaner... yes it wore it better.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:25 AM (jPfZ/)
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Kirby also serves a useful purpose.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at October 12, 2018 11:36 AM (WEBkv)

123 Reagan always wore a coat and tie in the Oval Office. I think Trump does too. Unlike his immediate predecessor.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2018 11:30 AM (BWL+E)

I remember the photo of Obama with his skinny pants, white shirt with open collar, and his loafered feet up on the desk.
I can only imagine how many joints were smoked in there, no wonder Trump had it painted, cleaned, and new carpet and drapes installed.

Posted by: Jen the original at October 12, 2018 11:36 AM (EOCaV)

124 From last thread :

I think Hillary should cross the Alps riding Huma.

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2018 11:36 AM (H7ztH)

125 Good Morning, Horde.

Happy Friday. Looks like we made it.

But still, buy ammo. It's still cheap.

Likewise, great deals out there on reliable pistols on Gunprocorp, Classic Firearms and J&G sales.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 11:36 AM (bcbK8)

126 We really need to get that window sticker for the Empress and her new means of mobile destruction.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:36 AM (jPfZ/)

127 "Stoved in" is one of my favorite expressions.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at October 12, 2018 11:37 AM (Qf3Gh)

128 vendette , ha, might be , their fault for being suckers and buying into an hoa community.

Why?
they liked how secure and orderly it was, Until they had to conform?

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 11:37 AM (dPd5y)

129
The big difference is that you can let go of the Kirby and it won't fall over.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at October 12, 2018 11:37 AM (TAmPV)

130 That little soyboi ranting about lawns is butt hurt because his dad told him to get off his ass and mow the damn lawn.

Rated: most likely scenario

College boy living at home angry he has to do something other than mess around on his phone and playstation.

Well Hillary does have that Kirbyesque figure

Yeah, Jack Kirby

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:37 AM (39g3+)

131 Did you guys hear that Kanye West is a potty mouth?

Posted by: Jim "Hall Monitor in Lifts" Acosta at October 12, 2018 11:37 AM (vJCwr)

132

Kirby can suck the chrome off a trailer hitch.

Hitlery just blows.

Posted by: Tripod at October 12, 2018 11:37 AM (7iEzg)

133 destroy small family businesses the Catholic Church isn't occurring just in the USA.

The flaming call is coming from inside the seminary.

Posted by: PoofyHalloweenSock at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (FhXTo)

134 You know why liberals hate lawns?

Because it represents order and attention to detail, which is absolutely absent in their miserable lives.

Why should they care about lawns? They shouldn't, but since they can't grow children worth a damn, they envy the person who is more successful at growing grass.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot
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Marxists, actually. They hate lawns because they are emblematic of the bourgeoisie. You know, people who own homes, have kids. The middle class.

The middle class are pesky because they have principles and possessions which they value above government. They must be destroyed.

Obama took a pretty good run at it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (vfOIM)

135 62 I think Cocaine Mitch gave the demofascists too good a deal. Should have held out for 40 judges approved before they could go back to try to fool their constituents.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (pw+jk)
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This.

Mitch chickened out. All he got was the number of judges that would have been confirmed over the next three weeks. He didn't exact a premium for allowing the Dem's to campaign.

He could had more judges or at least a lot of administration candidates approved.

Nothing.

This tells me cocaine Mitch didn't have the support of the Republican caucus and the Dem's knew it and called their bluff. Flake probably tipped the Dem's off.

Posted by: WisRich at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (G0vdT)

136 129 The big difference is that you can let go of the Kirby and it won't fall over.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at October 12, 2018 11:37 AM (TAmPV)


Kirby only requires one person to do stairs.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (5jVnA)

137 127 "Stoved in" is one of my favorite expressions.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at October 12, 2018 11:37 AM (Qf3Gh)

As in.... " after a long night of clubbing, she was all Stoved In..."

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (ffWPP)

138 Hummer: The greatest practical joke ever perpetrated by the automotive industry...
Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 12, 2018 11:35 AM (AM1GF)

Not the OG like mine. The H2's and 3's aren't considered Hummers. They're ugly suburbans.

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (kI/3T)

139 I do my shopping around 5-6 am on Sundays to avoid the insanity.

Posted by: Derptastic at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (DB16e)

140 A Kirby and Clinton both suck.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (71o8T)

141 127 "Stoved in" is one of my favorite expressions.


Pffft. There are no such words. Use bestoved, or the original German, hat bin gestoved.

Posted by: pep at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (wW03z)

142 "I think Hillary should cross the Alps riding Huma."
MeToo#

Posted by: Hillary "Ride 'em" Clinton at October 12, 2018 11:39 AM (vJCwr)

143 Ever? Like every danged time around here thanks to Obama's HUD Section 8 resettlement program. Up and down each aisle, kid screaming all the while, then renewed with fresh vigor at the checkout lane.
Posted by: Count de Monet at October 12, 2018 11:27 AM (QLvwG)
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I'll take the screaming kid in line over the twit on the phone busy yacking and holding things up for the rest of us who want to pay for our goods and get going.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at October 12, 2018 11:39 AM (WEBkv)

144 Edging a lawn with scissors?!?

That's a level of crazy I had not yet encountered.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls



Have known old, retired guys to do that with the old hand edgers. Twice a week. Lawn looked like a parade ground.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2018 11:39 AM (RRfF8)

145 My wife was going to pick up vanilla ice cream instead of chocolate last night but I screamed at her "PEOPLE ARE DYING!!!"

You know what, it worked!

Posted by: Max Power at October 12, 2018 11:40 AM (q177U)

146 Pffft. There are no such words.

Posted by: pep at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (wW03z)

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I believe that's pronounced "ain't no such words."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at October 12, 2018 11:40 AM (Qf3Gh)

147 Did you guys hear that Kanye West is a potty mouth?

The thing that made me laugh is when Valerie "I'm black, honest" Jarrett was all huffy and outraged. What if Obama had someone over who did that?? huh??? huh???

Bitch you were there when rap stars were doing lines of blow off the Resolute desk, don't hand me this pearl clutching BS today.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:40 AM (39g3+)

148 I remember admiring a yuge color copier-printer in an in-house print shop some years ago ... more than enough rez to print money as good as the Fed ... its software had enough image recognition to know if that was being tried, and would brick itself if you did.


I thought the trick was the paper itself. The right kind of rag cotton.

I'm going to run out of rememberies. It's not Eaton, but there's like one place in Massachusetts that makes the paper with the right amount of cotton in it.

Anyone can make photocopies.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 12, 2018 11:40 AM (fuK7c)

149 I don't like the direction this is taking...

Posted by: Durward Kirby at October 12, 2018 11:40 AM (vfOIM)

150 Hillary would, properly, cross the the Alps riding Mooch...

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:40 AM (ffWPP)

151 I could live in Beijing and complain "Yellow racist culture is so fond of air pollution that I need to wear a gas mask when I step outside". But I do have contempt for them, so I would never ever go there. Why doesn't Muqing M Zhang crawl back to whatever yellow hell hole she came from and choke to death on the smog if she's so concerned about how front lawns damage the environment here? May you die of lung cancer, hypocritical bitch.

Maybe it would be preferable to replace lawns with asphalt? I guess the chemicals that would leech into the ground would be more ecofriendly than lawns?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 11:40 AM (/qEW2)

152 Everybody knows that it's Mexicans who keep a lawn beautiful.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 12, 2018 11:41 AM (+y/Ru)

153 141 127 "Stoved in" is one of my favorite expressions.


Pffft. There are no such words. Use bestoved, or the original German, hat bin gestoved.
Posted by: pep at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (wW03z)

Gestovenvaschiffleintochenfahrseicht.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 11:41 AM (NWiLs)

154 91 On my next paper, I wrote "in the year of our Lord Eighteen-Hundred-Sixty-Seven." She circled it and wrote "1867 A.D." Never came up again. That was back when most professors were Lefties but weren't completely insane yet.

That CE/BCE thing is just deliberately insulting, it accomplishes nothing but smug atheist smarming. What happened at that time period to cause it to go from BCE to CE hmmm??? Idiots.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (39g3+)

I hate that, too.

I fight back against it, just like I did with stupid 'Indigenous People's Day' here in Seattle.

Word control becomes thought control.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 11:41 AM (bcbK8)

155 You know what else Hillary and a Kirby vacuum have in common, besides their mutual fashion sense?
They can't climb stairs without help!

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at October 12, 2018 11:41 AM (Hn6S7)

156 Did you guys hear that Kanye West is a potty mouth?
Posted by: Jim "Hall Monitor in Lifts" Acosta



Well fuck me running. Srsly?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2018 11:41 AM (RRfF8)

157 That little soyboi ranting about lawns is butt hurt because his dad told him to get off his ass and mow the damn lawn.



Rated: most likely scenario


Except she's a chick.

Posted by: tu3031 at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (jDF8P)

158 Hummer? When I retire I would like to build a tank like vehicle like that Insane guy did who destroyed most of his town. He already did the testing. How much is a used bulldozer?

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (71o8T)

159 153 141 127 "Stoved in" is one of my favorite expressions.


Pffft. There are no such words. Use bestoved, or the original German, hat bin gestoved.
Posted by: pep at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (wW03z)

Gestovenvaschiffleintochenfahrseicht.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 11:41 AM (NWiLs)

It's a beautiful language.

For Heavy Metal and Swearing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (bcbK8)

160 * up periscope *
* 360 degree search *
Hey, all. Safe to surface?

Posted by: RI Red at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (CaljU)

161 96 The academic fields vs. Democrat/Republican ratio is interesting, but I don't see Law there. It would be interesting to see what our future judges are likely to be.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (/qEW2)


Saw a video clip of a progressive talking head on MSNBC (sorry, can't find it now) lamenting: 'the conservatives have been slowly building up their power in the courts for a generation, and all we've done is outlaw plastic straws.'

I laffed.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (4OV6C)

162 Meanwhile the mole has tunneled all the way around the house via flowerbed bypass and is into the neighbors yard. IDK if he'll scurry across the driveway or bounce?

Posted by: DaveA at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (FhXTo)

163 >>Mitch chickened out. All he got was the number of judges that would have been confirmed over the next three weeks. He didn't exact a premium for allowing the Dem's to campaign.

He can only push for the judges that have been released to the floor by committee. That number was 15.

He could have held out longer but there are also Republicans who are running in elections who wanted to go home and campaign.

The Senate under Trump has set a record for the number of circuit court judges approved in the first 2 years. Hacking on Mitch over judges is a bad target, he's done a fantastic job particularly when you consider the obstructionist tactics of the left.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (/tuJf)

164 I lasted longer than Littlejohn at least.

Posted by: Kirby at October 12, 2018 11:43 AM (QLvwG)

165 137 127 "Stoved in" is one of my favorite expressions.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at October 12, 2018 11:37 AM (Qf3Gh)

As in.... " after a long night of clubbing, she was all Stoved In..."


more like as in "after visiting the witch, the children prior to hansel and gretel were all stoved in."

Posted by: Anachronda at October 12, 2018 11:43 AM (xGZ+b)

166 White House to unveil federal cannabis reform 'very soon,' says GOP lawmaker

.....

Wish it was before the election.

Posted by: HA at October 12, 2018 11:43 AM (MAstk)

167 That little soyboi ranting about lawns is butt hurt because his dad told him to get off his ass and mow the damn lawn.

That little soiboi lives in a small, insanely overpriced 2-bedroom apartment with 5-roommates, probably owes about $60K in student loan debt for xis BA in Comparative Literature, works as a barista at Starbucks, is in debt up to xis eyeballs but still has to have an iPhoneX, and thinks "this is living" because xe can get fresh hummus from the bodega when it's available.

So yeah, he's bitter. And I couldn't care less.

Posted by: DocJ at October 12, 2018 11:43 AM (NYS7S)

168 Kirby, though deficient in some areas, produced a reasonable vacuum cleaner, at least....

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (ffWPP)

I have 2 of them. One that I got new some years ago, and an ancient one my grandmother owned, like the one in that picture.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 12, 2018 11:43 AM (9Om/r)

169 "I think Hillary should cross the Alps riding Huma."

I haven't been ridden so hard since Anthony had me wear that white blouse and plaid skirt and call him Carlos!

Posted by: Huma Abedin at October 12, 2018 11:43 AM (vJCwr)

170 My Missouri lawn..... put water on it.... plant the 3 things the White Tails won't pillage....

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:43 AM (ffWPP)

171 163 >>Mitch chickened out. All he got was the number of judges that would have been confirmed over the next three weeks. He didn't exact a premium for allowing the Dem's to campaign.

He can only push for the judges that have been released to the floor by committee. That number was 15.

He could have held out longer but there are also Republicans who are running in elections who wanted to go home and campaign.

The Senate under Trump has set a record for the number of circuit court judges approved in the first 2 years. Hacking on Mitch over judges is a bad target, he's done a fantastic job particularly when you consider the obstructionist tactics of the left.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (/tuJf)

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Yeah, sure, Cocaine Mitch has done more to turn the judiciary conservative than any ever, and more than anyone thought possible.

But it's still not enough!!!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 11:44 AM (9ZlHt)

172 96 The academic fields vs. Democrat/Republican ratio is interesting, but I don't see Law there. It would be interesting to see what our future judges are likely to be.

i was more interested to see that there is an academic field of study named "professional".

Posted by: Anachronda at October 12, 2018 11:44 AM (NmR1a)

173 White House to unveil federal cannabis reform 'very soon,' says GOP lawmaker

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Either make it legal or go charge all those firearm felons in the weed-smoking states.

You can't have both.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at October 12, 2018 11:44 AM (Qf3Gh)

174 Maybe it would be preferable to replace lawns with asphalt?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 11:40 AM (/qEW2)

Gravel or wood chips would be ok too, whatever. Not picky. I'm easy like Sunday morning.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 12, 2018 11:44 AM (ArZ/M)

175 Saw a video clip of a progressive talking head on MSNBC (sorry, can't find it now) lamenting: 'the conservatives have been slowly building up their power in the courts for a generation, and all we've done is outlaw plastic straws.'

I laffed.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (4OV6C)

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That made me laugh.

Anyway, of course these leftwats will never stop to think the banning of straws is emblematic of the bankruptcy of their ideas.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at October 12, 2018 11:44 AM (WEBkv)

176 I thought the trick was the paper itself. The right kind of rag cotton.

Well and these days it has embedded magnetic strips, special fluorescing and polarized imaging built in, microprinting, etc. Its super, super hard to duplicate US money now. As much as I miss the old simple bills, these are a heck of a lot more secure.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:44 AM (39g3+)

177 145 My wife was going to pick up vanilla ice cream instead of chocolate last night but I screamed at her "PEOPLE ARE DYING!!!"

You know what, it worked!
Posted by: Max Power at October 12, 2018 11:40 AM (q177U)

Filing that one away for future use.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2018 11:45 AM (5jVnA)

178 My Missouri lawn..... put water on it.... plant the 3 things the White Tails won't pillage....
Posted by: kraken



1. Poison ivy
2. Kudzu
3. ?? Profit!!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2018 11:45 AM (RRfF8)

179 Today in publishing history - Douglas Adams inflicted a confused Englishman, a two-headed alien who stole a spaceship, a couple mice, and a bowl of petunias on the world.

Don't leave home without your towel.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:45 AM (jPfZ/)

180 The Senate under Trump has set a record for the number of circuit court judges approved in the first 2 years. Hacking on Mitch over judges is a bad target, he's done a fantastic job particularly when you consider the obstructionist tactics of the left.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (/tuJf)

And we'll almost certainly have 2-more years (at least) to see even more.

Posted by: DocJ at October 12, 2018 11:45 AM (NYS7S)

181 160 * up periscope *
* 360 degree search *
Hey, all. Safe to surface?
Posted by: RI Red at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (CaljU)

Sure. Trump's still GEOTUS

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 11:45 AM (bcbK8)

182 I'm going to run out of rememberies. It's not Eaton, but there's like one place in Massachusetts that makes the paper with the right amount of cotton in it.

Crane and Company, in Dalton MA.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 11:45 AM (kqsXK)

183 179 Today in publishing history - Douglas Adams inflicted a confused Englishman, a two-headed alien who stole a spaceship, a couple mice, and a bowl of petunias on the world.

Don't leave home without your towel.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:45 AM (jPfZ/)

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I'm panicking just a little bit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 11:46 AM (9ZlHt)

184
Hummer: The greatest practical joke ever perpetrated by the automotive industry...
Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 12, 2018 11:35 AM (AM1GF)

Not the OG like mine. The H2's and 3's aren't considered Hummers. They're ugly suburbans.

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 12, 2018 11:38 AM (kI/3T)






Just be careful not to rip the rubber boot on the front CV joints while going off road. The early mil Hummers constantly had that problem, which would often result in the whole front wheel assembly going splodey and loping down the trail while the rest of the vehicle buried it's nose in the dirt.

Ask me how I know that.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 12, 2018 11:46 AM (veoSD)

185 'the conservatives have been slowly building up their power in the courts for a generation, and all we've done is outlaw plastic straws.'

I laffed.


I did too, but while shaking my head, because the left has been hard charging to take over the courts for 50 years. Its not like they were caught napping.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:46 AM (39g3+)

186 ""You ever go to a grocery store and see a 2- or 3-year-old kid running around screaming and yelling, or sitting in a basket throwing a loud tantrum while the mom (or parents) are just standing around like potted plants? And you think, "Good heavens, what are those kids going to be like when they grow up?"

My first week in Berkeley I saw exactly this. A young child threw himself on the floor of the Co-op (grocery store), and kicked and screamed at the top of his lungs, while his hippy mom looked on and shrugged at me, "What can I do?"

I had some ideas.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2018 11:46 AM (hp16o)

187 Off Topic - the Outer Banks soundside got clobbered by Hurricane Michael. Our bulkhead held, but we lost a good deal of our dock (Kill Devil Hills). Manteo is flooded, Pirates Cove is a disaster area and many people all over have had their cars flooded out. Rt 12 going to Hatteras is flooded. An no, flood insurance does not cover a lot of the damage. It does not pay to repair bulkheads, docks, fences, many things on the exterior of the property such as driveways. So say a prayer for us and also if you are coming here on vacation, check with your rental company first.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at October 12, 2018 11:46 AM (YuQLm)

188 If you had to pick a vacuum cleaner to be air-dropped in, Kirby would be the one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2018 11:46 AM (vfOIM)

189 Yeah, sure, Cocaine Mitch has done more to turn the judiciary conservative than any ever, and more than anyone thought possible.




But it's still not enough!!!


Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 11:44 AM (9ZlHt)


The Senate will have part of November and a good chunk of December to get more judges through. If it stays GOP, they'll have all of 2019 and 2020 too.

Posted by: Vendette at October 12, 2018 11:46 AM (ANdO9)

190 179
Today in publishing history - Douglas Adams inflicted a confused
Englishman, a two-headed alien who stole a spaceship, a couple mice, and
a bowl of petunias on the world.

Don't leave home without your towel.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:45 AM (jPfZ/)

It's 42 o' clock already?

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at October 12, 2018 11:46 AM (Hn6S7)

191 178 My Missouri lawn..... put water on it.... plant the 3 things the White Tails won't pillage....
Posted by: kraken



1. Poison ivy
2. Kudzu
3. ?? Profit!!

Posted by: rickb223


Whitetail will eat Poison ivy

Posted by: wrg500 at October 12, 2018 11:47 AM (neNUS)

192 185 'the conservatives have been slowly building up their power in the courts for a generation, and all we've done is outlaw plastic straws.'

I laffed.

I did too, but while shaking my head, because the left has been hard charging to take over the courts for 50 years. Its not like they were caught napping.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:46 AM (39g3+)

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Conservatives just caught onto the game about thirty years into it and started fighting back after the left got complacent.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 11:47 AM (9ZlHt)

193 Meanwhile the mole has tunneled all the way around the house via flowerbed bypass and is into the neighbors yard. IDK if he'll scurry across the driveway or bounce?
Posted by: DaveA at October 12, 2018 11:42 AM (FhXTo)


Haven't you seen "Tremors"? It's a Graboid. Get out of there!

Posted by: DR.WTF? at October 12, 2018 11:47 AM (T71PA)

194
MSNBC's Chris Matthews Whines The Party-Of-Pelosi Won't Listen To Him Anymore Because He's Too Old
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


That doesn't make sense. If it is the party of Pelosi then it should listen to Chris. They are both old.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2018 11:47 AM (4mUNO)

195 TJM, have a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster and think of the fjords of Africa.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:47 AM (jPfZ/)

196 while his hippy mom looked on and shrugged at me, "What can I do?"

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Give him every single thing he wants for starters.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at October 12, 2018 11:47 AM (Qf3Gh)

197
My dream lawn includes dual chain link fences 20 yards apart with white rock laid between, a broad expanse of cactus and scattered land mines and punji pits. And some happy little flowers.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 12, 2018 11:47 AM (UFLLM)

198 The Daily Beast
@thedailybeast
The teacher who claimed this week that Stephen Miller ate glue as a kid has been suspended from her job

-
Hahaha!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (+y/Ru)

199 Kirby, though deficient in some areas, produced a reasonable vacuum cleaner, at least....

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:32 AM (ffWPP)

We got our Kirby years ago. Had to based on the sales pitch. Salesman said he had a special deal on a second hand upright whose owner had just died and we could get it by taking over the payments.

Posted by: Roy at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (Rr52g)

200 I keep my lawn mowed and trimmed. That's about it. Don't fertilize it. Don't water it during droughts, and I really don't care if there's a few weeds.

But it is mine and I really could give a shit if it's not up to someone's anal standards.

Posted by: Soona at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (Fs5vw)

201 So yeah, he's bitter. And I couldn't care less.
Posted by: DocJ at October 12, 2018 11:43 AM (NYS7S)


Well-kept lawns are for closers.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (5jVnA)

202 Slate finally looks at the 2020 Senate races and gives Dems the bad news.


Only 2 potential pick-ups. CO and ME.

We will hold the Senate until at least 2022.

Imagine what the Courts would look like if Trump is reelected.

Posted by: HA at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (MAstk)

203 3 things the White Tails won't pillage....

Posted by: kraken

They seem to really like the hostas my wife planted.

Posted by: BignJames at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (0+nbW)

204 Well, I've been kicked by the wind
Robbed by the sleet
Had my head stoved in
But I'm still on my feet
And I'm still... willin'

Posted by: Lowell George at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (fuK7c)

205 189
The Senate will have part of November and a good chunk of December to get more judges through. If it stays GOP, they'll have all of 2019 and 2020 too.
Posted by: Vendette at October 12, 2018 11:46 AM (ANdO9)

==========

But it's still not enough!

For some people.

I think he's doing great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 11:49 AM (9ZlHt)

206 There was a funny story several years back about how a guy handed a cashier a $100 bill with Dubya's face on it. The cashier was so stupid he actually accepted it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 11:49 AM (/qEW2)

207 Apparently, homosexual activists attempting to destroy small family
businesses isn't occurring just in the USA. Fortunately, the UK Supreme
Court ruled in favor of the young couple.
---
If only we had a Supreme Court that was interested in protecting the rights of people targeted by leftist activists for humiliation and destruction.

Posted by: Methos at October 12, 2018 11:49 AM (CPS8G)

208 What would a woke lawn look like?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at October 12, 2018 11:49 AM (2NqXo)

209 My dream lawn includes dual chain link fences 20 yards apart with white rock laid between, a broad expanse of cactus and scattered land mines and punji pits. And some happy little flowers.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 12, 2018 11:47 AM (UFLLM)
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Don't forget to paint the range information on the back side of the rocks.

Details like this are important.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at October 12, 2018 11:49 AM (WEBkv)

210 If you had to pick a vacuum cleaner to be air-dropped in, Kirby would be the one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2018 11:46 AM (vfOIM)


Yeah thats why we don't use them anymore. The wife says they are too heavy. that and the fact that we have hardwood floors and the kirby wanted to eat the area rugs.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 12, 2018 11:49 AM (9Om/r)

211 Only 2 potential pick-ups. CO and ME.

Plus AL will almost certainly flip the other way.

Posted by: DocJ at October 12, 2018 11:49 AM (NYS7S)

212 The White Tail here just stand around on the edge of the woods by my place, smoking doobs, snickering to each other while I try and undo their destruction... I hate that smirk they get on their faces... the fawns are the worst....

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:49 AM (ffWPP)

213 while his hippy mom looked on and shrugged at me, "What can I do?




Blast that ass. Tan that hide.
Give hime something to cry about.


For starters.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2018 11:50 AM (RRfF8)

214 195 TJM, have a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster and think of the fjords of Africa.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:47 AM (jPfZ/)

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

No, that's not it...sorry. I had forgotten my towel.

And I found this nice book with a comforting cover.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 11:50 AM (9ZlHt)

215 Posted by: DocJ at October 12, 2018 11:49 AM (NYS7S)

YUP

Posted by: HA at October 12, 2018 11:50 AM (MAstk)

216 But it is mine and I really could give a shit if it's not up to someone's anal standards.

Posted by: Soona at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (Fs5vw)


Mine are pretty high.

Posted by: Hope Solo at October 12, 2018 11:50 AM (kqsXK)

217
My first week in Berkeley I saw exactly this. A young child threw himself on the floor of the Co-op (grocery store), and kicked and screamed at the top of his lungs, while his hippy mom looked on and shrugged at me, "What can I do?"

I had some ideas.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


My father used to tell me that I did that once.
ONCE.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2018 11:50 AM (4mUNO)

218 LOL laughing at you folks who think the owner gets to determine lawn or no. MANY cities have ordinances to prohibit artificial turf and require a water wasting lawn. (in the arid west where artificial turf or xeriscape would be better.) Exceptions of course, I believe most AZ cities encourage xeriscaping but CO cities usually want lawns. Someday I will escape to WY.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 12, 2018 11:51 AM (cLj/v)

219 203


They seem to really like the hostas my wife planted.
Posted by: BignJames at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (0+nbW)

Ah, the all-you-can-eat salad bar approach...

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:51 AM (ffWPP)

220
Imagine what the Courts would look like if Trump is reelected.

Posted by: HA at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (MAstk)


Lochner II: The Superprecedent.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2018 11:51 AM (BWL+E)

221 202 Slate finally looks at the 2020 Senate races and gives Dems the bad news.


Only 2 potential pick-ups. CO and ME.

We will hold the Senate until at least 2022.

Imagine what the Courts would look like if Trump is reelected.
Posted by: HA at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (MAstk)

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

The Left is finally realizing the mistake of moving away from all the icky places to be in the cool places like NYC and LA.

Now, instead of moving back to places where they can afford homes without high powered jobs, they want to overturn our constitutional system to make up for their bad decisions.

It's what smart people do.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 11:51 AM (9ZlHt)

222
My dream lawn includes dual chain link fences 20 yards apart with white rock laid between, a broad expanse of cactus and scattered land mines and punji pits. And some happy little flowers.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 12, 2018 11:47 AM (UFLLM)


You had me until the white rock part.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at October 12, 2018 11:51 AM (TAmPV)

223 TJM, oh well then that is a perfectly acceptable reaction. Care for some tea?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:52 AM (jPfZ/)

224 "Who gets to determine how space is used?"

White people that own the lawn. That's why it's called privilege, honey.

Posted by: Roy at October 12, 2018 11:52 AM (Rr52g)

225 >>The White Tail here just stand around on the edge of the woods by my place, smoking doobs, snickering to each other while I try and undo their destruction... I hate that smirk they get on their faces... the fawns are the worst....

They are protected most places in my town and I live right next to conservation land. They are in my yard almost daily and when they see me their first move is always to stare at me like "What?".

Someday Bambi.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 11:52 AM (/tuJf)

226 Here's another difference:

Kirby only makes that obnoxious high-pitched squealing sound occasionally, like if you get the corner of a throw rug caught up in it.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2018 11:52 AM (m45I2)

227 But it's still not enough!

For some people.

I think he's doing great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today!


Considering where I was afraid we'd be two years ago, we're in effin' paradise.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 12, 2018 11:52 AM (AM1GF)

228
while his hippy mom looked on and shrugged at me, "What can I do?

"I might inhibit little River's creativity if I disciplined him."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2018 11:52 AM (BWL+E)

229 Obviously back channel stuff. But I think the quo will be something regarding Kashoggi. Because, what happens if the Turks come and get that Gulen guy, as in a prick with an umbrella.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (q1VoB)

Honestly, Trump could make the excellent point that Turkey would have its plans detonated if anything happened to Brunson- and the Saudis would have every incentive to make that happen.

Either way, I am sure State was a hindrance rather than a help.

Posted by: trev006 at October 12, 2018 11:53 AM (J+c/7)

230 Crane and Company, in Dalton MA.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing



Oh. See how you're good?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 12, 2018 11:53 AM (fuK7c)

231 Recurring reminder


Tomorrow evening is our big Central NJ and environs ASHQ Moron Meet up starting at 6:00
at Petrock's Bar and Grille, 419 Amwell Rd, (near route 206) Hillsborough, NJ. You park in the back and the meeting room is the first door on the left as you enter. I will be there to greet you wearing a hat and an Ace Of Spades card and whatever other foolish piece of costume I may choose to include, ;^)We will have mutual support, laughs and good conversation with like minded people as well as door prizes and a special ASHQ Mad Libs. I will not be baptizing anyone or thumping the Bible, so fear not. Pants are not optional as I don't want to be reported to my denominational hierarchy for drunken high jinx by various morons and "ettes. ;^) I look forward to meeting everyone and will particularly enjoy a fun time as the last two weeks have been rather stressful for me and in the political world. We will be ordering from their menu. If you can, please RSVP to me at FenelonDirection18 at sign g mail.com. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2018 11:53 AM (AllCR)

232
Kirby only makes that obnoxious high-pitched squealing sound occasionally, like if you get the corner of a throw rug caught up in it.
Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2018 11:52 AM (m45I2)

I always assumed that was the throw rug squealing.

Posted by: Roy at October 12, 2018 11:53 AM (Rr52g)

233 223 TJM, oh well then that is a perfectly acceptable reaction. Care for some tea?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:52 AM (jPfZ/)

===========

Oh, yes, please.

By the way, did you hear dolphins singing just now?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 11:54 AM (9ZlHt)

234 202 Slate finally looks at the 2020 Senate races and gives Dems the bad news.


Only 2 potential pick-ups. CO and ME.

We will hold the Senate until at least 2022.

Imagine what the Courts would look like if Trump is reelected.
Posted by: HA at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (MAstk)
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Nice.

Posted by: WisRich at October 12, 2018 11:54 AM (G0vdT)

235 Donnie TwoScoops will have 2-more years (at least) to re-shape the Federal Courts from top to bottom, with likely 1 and perhaps even 2 (dare we to dream) SCOTUS picks, and almost certainly with no worse than a 55/45 GOPe Senate.

And Hillary Clinton will not.

Happy Friday!

Posted by: DocJ at October 12, 2018 11:54 AM (NYS7S)

236 Don't forget to paint the range information on the back side of the rocks.
Details like this are important.

The last several farms I had - and will probably never have again - we used salt lick blocks for range markers and FOF stakes. Suckers damn near glow in the dark, very easy to see, and also attract tasty and/or disposable critters. Not that I ever hunted over them of course, that would be illegal baiting. Nope. Never did.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 12, 2018 11:54 AM (UFLLM)

237 I wish we could start having discussions around liberal privilege. Like the privilege they have to be obnoxious assholes and to go through life being fucking retarded.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 12, 2018 11:54 AM (pUDQf)

238 They are protected most places in my town and I live right next to conservation land. They are in my yard almost daily and when they see me their first move is always to stare at me like "What?".

Someday Bambi.
Posted by: JackStraw


One word: Long bow.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2018 11:54 AM (RRfF8)

239 That little soyboi ranting about lawns is butt hurt because his dad told him to get off his ass and mow the damn lawn.
Posted by: Archer at October 12, 2018 11:29 AM (gmo/4)


That would make sense if the person in question was adopted by white parents. Lots of minorities adopted by whites turn out to be anti-white. See: Colin Kaepernick, Rachel Noerdlinger.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 11:55 AM (/qEW2)

240 222 If you used Claymores you wouldn't have to have the outer fence, just sayin.

Posted by: rammajamma at October 12, 2018 11:55 AM (AjNMO)

241
Kirby only makes that obnoxious high-pitched squealing sound occasionally, like if you get the corner of a throw rug caught up in it.


So the same thing that makes Hillary obnoxious

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at October 12, 2018 11:55 AM (TAmPV)

242 Lawn care in Houston keeps the illegals employed. You would think he would be happy.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 12, 2018 11:55 AM (71o8T)

243 Gorilla Pundit! Thanks for all you do, OregonMuse!

Posted by: iwuzhere at October 12, 2018 11:55 AM (LMDqh)

244 After 8 years of Obama, we have some ground to make up in the courts. For example, he put 7 on the Fourth Circuit, 4 on the D.C Circuit, 5 on the Third Circuit, 7 on the Ninth Circuit. Those kind of numbers make a big difference on a court.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 12, 2018 11:55 AM (U/b2O)

245 Another difference:

If a door-to-door salesman rang you wouldn't slam the door in his face if he was selling Kirbys

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2018 11:56 AM (m45I2)

246 My dad saying "Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about." Was very effective after the first time I doubted his threat.



Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 11:56 AM (pw+jk)

247 235 Donnie TwoScoops will have 2-more years (at least) to re-shape the Federal Courts from top to bottom, with likely 1 and perhaps even 2 (dare we to dream) SCOTUS picks, and almost certainly with no worse than a 55/45 GOPe Senate.

And Hillary Clinton will not.

Happy Friday!
Posted by: DocJ at October 12, 2018 11:54 AM (NYS7S)

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I'm thinking 4, for a total of 6 years of Cocaine Mitch harboring resentment at how he was treated in the minority, for the destruction of norms under Harry Reid, and because he already wanted to do it.

We may get the judicial branch America needs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 11:56 AM (9ZlHt)

248 Intuitively, printing money on a printer should work.

Posted by: eleven at October 12, 2018 11:56 AM (NLLmE)

249 Yeah thats why we don't use them anymore. The wife says they are too heavy. that and the fact that we have hardwood floors and the kirby wanted to eat the area rugs.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division
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A vacuum abhors nature.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2018 11:56 AM (vfOIM)

250 245 Another difference:

If a door-to-door salesman rang you wouldn't slam the door in his face if he was selling Kirbys
Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2018 11:56 AM (m45I2)


There is always the Fava Beans and nice Chianti approach....

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:57 AM (ffWPP)

251 The best thing about Kirbys, they don't drink all your vodka, throw your ashtrays, and then pee all over your house.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 11:57 AM (pw+jk)

252 Not that I ever hunted over them of course, that would be illegal baiting. Nope. Never did.


Posted by: In Vino Veritits


Had a family friend that turned his backyard into a 10 acre cornfield and used his bedroom window as a tree stand.

Posted by: wrg500 at October 12, 2018 11:57 AM (neNUS)

253 249 Yeah thats why we don't use them anymore. The wife says they are too heavy. that and the fact that we have hardwood floors and the kirby wanted to eat the area rugs.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division
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A vacuum abhors nature.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2018 11:56 AM (vfOIM)

*claps*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 11:57 AM (bcbK8)

254 244 After 8 years of Obama, we have some ground to make up in the courts. For example, he put 7 on the Fourth Circuit, 4 on the D.C Circuit, 5 on the Third Circuit, 7 on the Ninth Circuit. Those kind of numbers make a big difference on a court.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 12, 2018 11:55 AM (U/b2O)

Yup. This.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 12, 2018 11:58 AM (pUDQf)

255 Yeah, sure, Cocaine Mitch has done more to turn the judiciary conservative than any ever, and more than anyone thought possible.



But it's still not enough!!!
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It's a matter of keeping Mr Wrong Person's feet to the fire to get more Right Things done. Mitch still thinks all he ever has to do is push judges through, and that attitude needs correction.

Posted by: Methos at October 12, 2018 11:58 AM (CPS8G)

256 251 The best thing about Kirbys, they don't drink all your vodka, throw your ashtrays, and then pee all over your house.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 11:57 AM (pw+jk)

Word.... Chimps make lousy domestics....

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 11:58 AM (ffWPP)

257 If a door-to-door salesman rang you wouldn't slam the door in his face if he was selling Kirbys
Posted by: Muldoon
------------

Almost 29 years ago, I actually recall the Fuller Brush guy. I was mesmerized by the array of brushes in his display case.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2018 11:59 AM (vfOIM)

258 You know what the English say about having a good looking lawn "Plenty of rain, mow weekly, roll twice a month and it should look good in 600 years".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 12, 2018 11:59 AM (xzqr4)

259 After 8 years of Obama, we have some ground to make up in the courts. For example, he put 7 on the Fourth Circuit, 4 on the D.C Circuit, 5 on the Third Circuit, 7 on the Ninth Circuit. Those kind of numbers make a big difference on a court.

President Trump has appointed 69 judges, plus the 15 this session being worked on already. He's eclipsed Obama, partly because Obama was (whispers) lazy and it took him more than his first term just to finish filling his damned cabinet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:59 AM (39g3+)

260 255 It's a matter of keeping Mr Wrong Person's feet to the fire to get more Right Things done. Mitch still thinks all he ever has to do is push judges through, and that attitude needs correction.
Posted by: Methos at October 12, 2018 11:58 AM (CPS8G)

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

Too bad he couldn't convince dying John McCain to not shove his finger into America's eye one last time in an important vote to kinda repeal the ACA.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 11:59 AM (9ZlHt)

261 My first week in Berkeley I saw exactly this. A young child threw
himself on the floor of the Co-op (grocery store), and kicked and
screamed at the top of his lungs, while his hippy mom looked on and
shrugged at me, "What can I do?"
=====

LOL. When mine got out of hand and the death stare didn't work, I abandoned the cart and took them home (with apologies to the staff who had to put stuff back). No point in trying to accomplish anything like groceries or underwear/socks, just take them home and send them to bed since they were obviously too tired to behave properly.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2018 11:59 AM (MIKMs)

262 209 My dream lawn includes dual chain link fences 20 yards apart with white rock laid between, a broad expanse of cactus and scattered land mines and punji pits. And some happy little flowers.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 12, 2018 11:47 AM (UFLLM)


Me, I want my 'lawn' to look like Isengard, i.e. a bunch of circular concrete slabs with me sitting high up in my Orthanc tower at the very center. If I could upgrade my palantir with the new Netflix app, I'd be all set.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 11:59 AM (4OV6C)

263 240
222 If you used Claymores you wouldn't have to have the outer fence, just sayin.

I prefer to have the easily sniped/savage dog pack killing field between the fences and save the claymores and foo-gas for killing channels - that stuff is spendy!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (UFLLM)

264 Best wishes for a fun MoMe, Fen. You guys are gonna have a great time.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (ArZ/M)

265 "Laws that control how space is used."

Fun how zoning laws are really a gateway drug to Communism.

Also, love the passive voice that just steps right around the 80 million dead on the way to making sure people use their lawn products in a racially inclusive way.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (yL25O)

266 A vacuum abhors nature.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


******


heh!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (m45I2)

267 The Left is finally realizing the mistake of moving away from all the icky places to be in the cool places like NYC and LA.

Now, instead of moving back to places where they can afford homes without high powered jobs, they want to overturn our constitutional system to make up for their bad decisions.

It's what smart people do.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 11:51 AM (9ZlHt)
+++++++++++
There are also habits involved. I keep abreast of rental markets because I choose to rent (I find home prices on the Front Range (CO) to be unreasonable). Most new large rental properties are in the "high end" bracket and one of the types of people the rental analysts call out as driving this segment are "those with high income but low wealth, such as young professionals."

This was mind-boggling to me. If you have a high income but low wealth, you are *much* better off living fairly cheaply and *building* some wealth. If you burn through your income on luxury rentals without building wealth, you're just being foolish. Choosing to live in a cheaper part of town where I am from can save you at least $500 a month on rental. You can accumulate a decent nut with that, even if you don't otherwise change your lifestyle.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (I2dne)

268 >>After 8 years of Obama, we have some ground to make up in the courts. For example, he put 7 on the Fourth Circuit, 4 on the D.C Circuit, 5 on the Third Circuit, 7 on the Ninth Circuit. Those kind of numbers make a big difference on a court.

As of today, 1 in 6 circuit court judges is a Trump appointee. That's a hell of a good start.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (/tuJf)

269 257

Almost 29 years ago, I actually recall the Fuller Brush guy. I was mesmerized by the array of brushes in his display case.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2018 11:59 AM (vfOIM)

Hell is being eternally consigned to selling door-to-door..... it's in Revelations, somewhere......

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (ffWPP)

270 Serious question, what would it take to add another circuit court system and trim the Ninth Circuit down to HI, WA, AK, OR, and CA?
Because that should be done pronto.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (pw+jk)

271 Only 2 potential pick-ups. CO and ME.
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And picking up Maine isn't exactly a huge shift in their favor.

Posted by: Methos at October 12, 2018 12:01 PM (CPS8G)

272 I'm just waiting for all the people who leaped on the "hardwood floor" trend to find out how expensive and obnoxious it is to keep that floor up over time and carpets to return. Its hardwood everywhere in renovation shows now. Yeah, now my house sounds like a concert hall, I can hear the cat breathing on the floor downstairs. I dropped a glass and there's a gouge in the flooring, and its cold as hell in the morning on my stocking/bare feet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:01 PM (39g3+)

273 My father used to tell me that I did that once.
ONCE.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2018 11:50 AM (4mUNO)

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Your father was Danny Vermin?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 12, 2018 12:01 PM (+F0Wk)

274 Doesn't it matter more which courts, not necessarily how many judges?

Though more judges is great, natch.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 12, 2018 12:01 PM (pUDQf)

275 259 After 8 years of Obama, we have some ground to make up in the courts. For example, he put 7 on the Fourth Circuit, 4 on the D.C Circuit, 5 on the Third Circuit, 7 on the Ninth Circuit. Those kind of numbers make a big difference on a court.

President Trump has appointed 69 judges, plus the 15 this session being worked on already. He's eclipsed Obama, partly because Obama was (whispers) lazy and it took him more than his first term just to finish filling his damned cabinet.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 11:59 AM (39g3+)

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Eh, the vast majority of the work is done by staffers and advisers.

Obama spent his first two years trying to get a massive overhaul of the healthcare system through Congress, which ate up a lot of time and burned through a lot of political capital.

When the dust settled from that, he had less leverage within the caucus and Reid didn't seem as dedicated to the idea of remaking the judiciary in his image as Cocaine Mitch does now. Mostly because it was largely on his side to begin with, and those nasty deplorables were never going to win the presidency again anyway.

And then Republicans took the Senate in 2014 and any progress they could make anymore stopped.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:02 PM (9ZlHt)

276 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2018 11:53 AM (AllCR)

I hope everyone has a lovely time. A pity I can't be there.

Posted by: Hope Solo at October 12, 2018 12:02 PM (kqsXK)

277 272

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:01 PM (39g3+)

Easily managed.... just put straw down......

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (ffWPP)

278 Serious question, what would it take to add another circuit court system and trim the Ninth Circuit down to HI, WA, AK, OR, and CA?

Congressional vote. And it doesn't even have to be political, the district is way, way too vast. There needs to be at least one new district added.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (39g3+)

279 268 >>After 8 years of Obama, we have some ground to make up in the courts. For example, he put 7 on the Fourth Circuit, 4 on the D.C Circuit, 5 on the Third Circuit, 7 on the Ninth Circuit. Those kind of numbers make a big difference on a court.

As of today, 1 in 6 circuit court judges is a Trump appointee. That's a hell of a good start.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (/tuJf)

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"But I hate the Turtle! So I must never give him credit!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (9ZlHt)

280 >>I hope everyone has a lovely time. A pity I can't be there.

>>Posted by: Hope Solo

That would insure everyone had a "good time".

Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (/tuJf)

281 Serious question, what would it take to add another
circuit court system and trim the Ninth Circuit down to HI, WA, AK, OR,
and CA?
Because that should be done pronto.



Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (pw+jk)


An act of Congress.

Posted by: Vendette at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (ANdO9)

282 261 My first week in Berkeley I saw exactly this. A young child threw
himself on the floor of the Co-op (grocery store), and kicked and
screamed at the top of his lungs, while his hippy mom looked on and
shrugged at me, "What can I do?"

Beat him until he's curled up in the fetal position on the floor and can only make weak, sniffly sounds.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (NWiLs)

283 270 Serious question, what would it take to add another circuit court system and trim the Ninth Circuit down to HI, WA, AK, OR, and CA?
Because that should be done pronto.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (pw+jk)

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Legislation.

People talk about it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (9ZlHt)

284 Posted by: iwuzhere at October 12, 2018 11:55 AM (LMDqh)

( *blushes* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (4OV6C)

285 Obama spent his first two years trying to get a massive overhaul of the healthcare system through Congress, which ate up a lot of time and burned through a lot of political capital.

And because he worked like 4 hours a day so he could get back to celebrity parties and "golf" sessions with Reggie Love.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:04 PM (39g3+)

286 280 >>I hope everyone has a lovely time. A pity I can't be there.

>>Posted by: Hope Solo

That would insure everyone had a "good time".
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (/tuJf)

Roast beef for everybody!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:04 PM (NWiLs)

287 279

"But I hate the Turtle! So I must never give him credit!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (9ZlHt)

Not me.... I want to paint his shell, and feed him cantaloupe....

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 12:04 PM (ffWPP)

288 Too bad he couldn't convince dying John McCain to not shove his finger
into America's eye one last time in an important vote to kinda repeal
the ACA.
---
Yeah it's weird how there are always just enough gop crossevers to accomplish legislative betrayal, and they just happen to be those who aren't going to have to face the voters soon (or again).

Posted by: Methos at October 12, 2018 12:04 PM (CPS8G)

289 282 And then take him home, put him in a closet with a saucer of milk.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 12, 2018 12:04 PM (xzqr4)

290 Congressional vote. And it doesn't even have to be political, the district is way, way too vast. There needs to be at least one new district added.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (39g3+)
+++++++++++++
It might make sense to actually have CA be its own district. It has more population than the rest of the states in the 9th combined, I think. It is so big that handling it as a distinct entity might be sensible, and it would prevent non-CA cases from being adjudicated there.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2018 12:04 PM (I2dne)

291 I don't dispute the comparative results of the academic survey. Not at all. But....

Party registration or self-identification is one indicator, but it's a crude one. And the chart does not tell us how many faculty identify as independent.
Nor does it distinguish between kneejerk LIV Dems, who really don't care if their colleague is a Republican, and the devout ones who do. (Many Dems in the hard sciences will fall into the former category, IMO.)

I am also puzzled as to why they did not include two of the most popular majors, education and business.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 12, 2018 12:05 PM (Rxduq)

292 Everyone more or less agrees that the Ninth is too big. Carving it up isn't easy though.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 12, 2018 12:05 PM (U/b2O)

293 288 Too bad he couldn't convince dying John McCain to not shove his finger
into America's eye one last time in an important vote to kinda repeal
the ACA.
---
Yeah it's weird how there are always just enough gop crossevers to accomplish legislative betrayal, and they just happen to be those who aren't going to have to face the voters soon (or again).
Posted by: Methos at October 12, 2018 12:04 PM (CPS8G)

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The Left feels the exact same way about Joe Manchin right now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:05 PM (9ZlHt)

294 Boy, that was a sock fail.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 12:05 PM (kqsXK)

295 Serious question, what would it take to add
another circuit court system and trim the Ninth Circuit down to HI, WA,
AK, OR, and CA?



Congressional vote. And it doesn't even have to be political, the
district is way, way too vast. There needs to be at least one new
district added.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (39g3+)

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So it isn't happening because of a lack of political will. There are no super requirements just the GOPe. Maybe after we get to 58 senators we could float the idea.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 12:06 PM (pw+jk)

296 292 Everyone more or less agrees that the Ninth is too big. Carving it up isn't easy though.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 12, 2018 12:05 PM (U/b2O)

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Who gets all the pork from the new buildings?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:06 PM (9ZlHt)

297 293

HAPPILY... The Left feels the exact same way about Joe Manchin right now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:05 PM (9ZlHt)

Posted by: kraken at October 12, 2018 12:06 PM (ffWPP)

298 296 292 Everyone more or less agrees that the Ninth is too big. Carving it up isn't easy though.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 12, 2018 12:05 PM (U/b2O)

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Who gets all the pork from the new buildings?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:06 PM (9ZlHt)

That's easy. Crony developers and service employee unions.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:07 PM (NWiLs)

299 As of today, 1 in 6 circuit court judges is a Trump appointee. That's a hell of a good start.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (/tuJf)


One of these days, some progressive is going to say, "you know, Obama was kind of a low-energy slapdick, wasn't he?" Of course the lynch mob will get after him, but he'll have the facts indisputably on his side.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:07 PM (4OV6C)

300 298 296 292 Everyone more or less agrees that the Ninth is too big. Carving it up isn't easy though.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 12, 2018 12:05 PM (U/b2O)

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Who gets all the pork from the new buildings?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:06 PM (9ZlHt)

That's easy. Crony developers and service employee unions.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:07 PM (NWiLs)

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But under which Congresscritter?!?!?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:08 PM (9ZlHt)

301 So it isn't happening because of a lack of political
will. There are no super requirements just the GOPe. Maybe after we get
to 58 senators we could float the idea.



Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 12:06 PM (pw+jk)


You'd still need the support of enough Democrats to get to 60, though (cloture).

Posted by: Vendette at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (ANdO9)

302 Oh just to put a smile on your face, CHiFi is pissed that Cocaine Mitch put judges on the 9th without her approval. Hilariously states her "good faith."

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (pw+jk)

303 The Left feels the exact same way about Joe Manchin right now.
---
If the Supreme Court in its new configuration tosses obamacare, you'll have a point.

Oh, wait, Roberts was the problem there and he hasn't been fixed.

Posted by: Methos at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (CPS8G)

304
First they came for the front lawns and I said nothing, for my claymores were armed.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (S/hVx)

305 299 As of today, 1 in 6 circuit court judges is a Trump appointee. That's a hell of a good start.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (/tuJf)

One of these days, some progressive is going to say, "you know, Obama was kind of a low-energy slapdick, wasn't he?" Of course the lynch mob will get after him, but he'll have the facts indisputably on his side.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:07 PM (4OV6C)

It's a good thing he was a lazy fuck. Imagine someone with Obama's hatred of America and his fascist tendencies combined with Trump's energy and work ethic. Now imagine that person as POTUS for 8 years.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (NWiLs)

306 Today in publishing history - Douglas Adams inflicted a confused Englishman, a two-headed alien who stole a spaceship, a couple mice, and a bowl of petunias on the world.

Don't leave home without your towel.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2018 11:45 AM (jPfZ/)


I wonder if these books are still allowed (unexpurgated) in public schools.

I think in my teen years, a large part of what got me to question the benevolence of government was reading how the bureaucrat Prosser destroyed Dent's house ("beware of the leopard"), and then the Vogon bureaucrats destroyed the Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass (sounds suspiciously the same as "highspeed rail"). It permanently prejudiced me against eminent domain.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (/qEW2)

307 280 >>I hope everyone has a lovely time. A pity I can't be there.

>>Posted by: Hope Solo

That would insure everyone had a "good time".
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:03 PM (/tuJf)

Roast beef for everybody!
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:04 PM (NWiLs)

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

Then pants would be the least of Fen's concerns

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (+F0Wk)

308 299 As of today, 1 in 6 circuit court judges is a Trump appointee. That's a hell of a good start.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (/tuJf)

One of these days, some progressive is going to say, "you know, Obama was kind of a low-energy slapdick, wasn't he?" Of course the lynch mob will get after him, but he'll have the facts indisputably on his side.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:07 PM (4OV6C)

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The path of his biographies over time will be interesting.

Anything coming out over the next decade will probably be little more than hagiography, maybe even until his death.

After that, there will come the revisionists who discover the real Obama as a feckless, ineffective, incurious dullard.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (9ZlHt)

309 303 The Left feels the exact same way about Joe Manchin right now.
---
If the Supreme Court in its new configuration tosses obamacare, you'll have a point.

Oh, wait, Roberts was the problem there and he hasn't been fixed.
Posted by: Methos at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (CPS8G)

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People seem to forget, but Kennedy wanted to rip up the ACA by the roots.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:10 PM (9ZlHt)

310 Sometimes that screaming child has Aspergers or High Functioning Autism, and there is nothing the parents can do to calm the child.

Have a little sympathy and empathy. Not all of us have perfect children like you do, and it's not the parents fault.

Posted by: ddad99 at October 12, 2018 12:10 PM (Y1XJk)

311 But under which Congresscritter?!?!?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:08 PM (9ZlHt)

Whoever's coziest with the above and needs a little extra juice for the next election cycle.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:10 PM (NWiLs)

312 305 299 As of today, 1 in 6 circuit court judges is a Trump appointee. That's a hell of a good start.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (/tuJf)

One of these days, some progressive is going to say, "you know, Obama was kind of a low-energy slapdick, wasn't he?" Of course the lynch mob will get after him, but he'll have the facts indisputably on his side.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:07 PM (4OV6C)

It's a good thing he was a lazy fuck. Imagine someone with Obama's hatred of America and his fascist tendencies combined with Trump's energy and work ethic. Now imagine that person as POTUS for 8 years.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (NWiLs)

Yup, Barry's laziness was a blessing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:10 PM (bcbK8)

313 I saw Low Energy Slapdicks open for Phish at RedhookFest in 2012.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 12:10 PM (kqsXK)

314 I dropped a glass and there's a gouge in the flooring, and its cold as hell in the morning on my stocking/bare feet.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:01 PM (39g3+)

After Harvey we had to replace our carpet. We went with tile that looks like wood. (It was really cheap and was called the "Harvey special"). We really like it. Carpet for us was just an allergy magnet.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at October 12, 2018 12:11 PM (MX7xj)

315 Oh, I love that car sticker!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:11 PM (W+vEI)

316 Cornell tried sterilizing the deer, but I think they decided killing them was easier and more effective.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2018 12:12 PM (Cus5s)

317 314 I dropped a glass and there's a gouge in the flooring, and its cold as hell in the morning on my stocking/bare feet.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:01 PM (39g3+)

After Harvey we had to replace our carpet. We went with tile that looks like wood. (It was really cheap and was called the "Harvey special"). We really like it. Carpet for us was just an allergy magnet.
Posted by: hobbitopoly at October 12, 2018 12:11 PM (MX7xj)

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Dolley's allergic to just this side of everything, so hardwood floors are a must.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:12 PM (9ZlHt)

318 #17 -- that wouldn't have been in Framingham, MA in 86-87 perchance?
I witnessed a one-off of exactly that at a sub shop there, lo those many years ago. Local cops did a yuge SMH/facepalm.

Posted by: micky at October 12, 2018 12:12 PM (dF9Lb)

319 The path of his biographies over time will be interesting.



Anything coming out over the next decade will probably be little more than hagiography, maybe even until his death.



After that, there will come the revisionists who discover the real Obama as a feckless, ineffective, incurious dullard.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (9ZlHt)

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Maybe Charlie Rose and Tom Brokaw will coauthor a no nothing book about Obama and rape some young interns, but mostly rape some young interns.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 12:12 PM (pw+jk)

320 LOL. When mine got out of hand and the death stare didn't work, I abandoned the cart and took them home (with apologies to the staff who had to put stuff back). No point in trying to accomplish anything like groceries or underwear/socks, just take them home and send them to bed since they were obviously too tired to behave properly.

Yep, that's *exactly* what my wife and I do. Plus we bribe for good behavior...

"If you're good you can get a treat." And then when they're not good...follow through and no treat, and leave the store.

I've spent a few hours sitting in the car with them while the wife finishes her grocery shopping (we do need groceries...lol).

Posted by: GMan at October 12, 2018 12:12 PM (sxq57)

321 thorstein veblen regarded the suburban lawn as a version of the great lawns around english manor houses.

a man's home is his castle.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 12, 2018 12:13 PM (Pg+x7)

322 Imagine someone with Obama's hatred of America and his fascist tendencies combined with Trump's energy and work ethic. Now imagine that person as POTUS for 8 years.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (NWiLs)


( *shudders* )

Reminds me of that line from 1984 "Imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:13 PM (4OV6C)

323 Shorter Muqing Zhang: "F#$@ private property."

And really, isn't that the story of China?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:13 PM (W+vEI)

324 It's a good thing he was a lazy fuck. Imagine someone with Obama's hatred of America and his fascist tendencies combined with Trump's energy and work ethic. Now imagine that person as POTUS for 8 years.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (NWiLs)

Yup, Barry's laziness was a blessing.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:10 PM (bcbK

We probably actually should be encouraging prospective democrats to be smoking it up like Barry, come to think of it.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 12, 2018 12:13 PM (KUaJL)

325 315 Oh, I love that car sticker!!!
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:11 PM (W+vEI)


Death Race 2000 meets Modern Protesters...

oh... and...

Frankenstein LIVEs!

Posted by: Don Q at October 12, 2018 12:13 PM (NgKpN)

326 Mom had a cure for my sister and me when we dared to act up in the store. Punishment was physical, swift and relentless. Later on in life, some journalist would coin a phrase for it, "shock and awe".

Posted by: Archer at October 12, 2018 12:14 PM (gmo/4)

327 TJM, "massive overhaul of the healthcare system" - um, you misspelled "disastrous vandalism of the already over-regulated 'insurance" system to address non-existent problems, destroying the individual 'market' and inflicting serious financial harm on twice to three times as many people as 'benefited' from subsidies that could have been created with check-writing".



Posted by: rhomboid at October 12, 2018 12:14 PM (QDnY+)

328 I never got the pristine lawn thing but I'm swine.

Posted by: eleven at October 12, 2018 12:14 PM (NLLmE)

329 This shabby carpet is trying to DESTROY me!
*hic* *cough* *cackle*

Posted by: Kirby at October 12, 2018 12:14 PM (2Mnv1)

330 Dolley's allergic to just this side of everything, so hardwood floors are a must.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:12 PM (9ZlHt)

After cleaning the tile for the last eight months or so, I shudder to think how filthy our carpet was after 18 years. Ew.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at October 12, 2018 12:14 PM (MX7xj)

331 The path of his biographies over time will be interesting.
Anything coming out over the next decade will probably be little more than hagiography, maybe even until his death.

After that, there will come the revisionists who discover the real Obama as a feckless, ineffective, incurious dullard.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (9ZlHt)


And not just Obama.

I think it will be at least 50 years, and maybe even close to 100, before honest appraisals of this period in history will be able to be written.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:14 PM (4OV6C)

332 327 TJM, "massive overhaul of the healthcare system" - um, you misspelled "disastrous vandalism of the already over-regulated 'insurance" system to address non-existent problems, destroying the individual 'market' and inflicting serious financial harm on twice to three times as many people as 'benefited' from subsidies that could have been created with check-writing".



Posted by: rhomboid at October 12, 2018 12:14 PM (QDnY+)

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Tomato. Tomahtoe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:15 PM (9ZlHt)

333 321 thorstein veblen regarded the suburban lawn as a version of the great lawns around english manor houses.

a man's home is his castle.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 12, 2018 12:13 PM (Pg+x7)

Then why can't I have cauldrons of boiling oil, murder holes and arrow slits? Fucking HOA...

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:15 PM (NWiLs)

334 There was a big discussion on Social Security this morning. I'm sorry I wasn't here to be involved because there was an absolutely key factor missing from the discussion.

All money taken in by the federal government in taxation is simply destroyed as it is received. Federal taxes exist only for two reasons: 1. It controls the rate of inflation of the currency. 2. It helps create the illusion that the money is valuable since the feds seem to want it so desperately.


The amount of money that the federal government takes in as taxes has to be carefully controlled - if you eliminate the 14%+ that is taken in by Social Security you would have to create other taxes that took in that money or else you would have 14% inflation of the currency supply.


Governments have to spend 1/6th of the GNP every year, less results in deflation of the currency. More than that amount results in inflation of the currency supply.


Slightly less than that 1/6th is taxed out to allow for about 2% inflation - which allows both the economy and the population to grow. If the amount of dollars in circulation now were the same as in circulation in 1800 when the population was much smaller the per capita income would be very small, and a dollar would represent a very large amount of wealth. A house might only be $1,000 and a car $100 but virtually nobody could afford either.

Posted by: An Observation at October 12, 2018 12:15 PM (tH0dh)

335 Not all of us have perfect children like you do, and it's not the parents fault.

Posted by: ddad99 at October 12, 2018 12:10 PM (Y1XJk)

You missed the point by about a million miles.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2018 12:15 PM (wYseH)

336 I suppose its entirely a coincidence that NBC, the New Yorker, the NYT and Brian Stelter all are complaining of the "menace" being projected at Trump rallies.

Journalism died but Journalist still lives, obviously

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vote Red! at October 12, 2018 12:15 PM (Z216Q)

337 >>LOL. When mine got out of hand and the death stare didn't work, I abandoned the cart and took them home (with apologies to the staff who had to put stuff back).



Exactly.
I would get my wailing son into the car, blast a happy song (such as Weezer's "Islands in the Sun"), and drive around.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:15 PM (W+vEI)

338 321 thorstein veblen regarded the suburban lawn as a version of the great lawns around english manor houses.

a man's home is his castle.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 12, 2018 12:13 PM (Pg+x7)

They don't understand...

A well designed front lawn clears your firing lines... and creates a cleared kill zone.

Posted by: Don Q at October 12, 2018 12:15 PM (NgKpN)

339 The Democrats survive only because they control and have controlled the mainstream Press. ( another quote from Captain Obvious)

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 12, 2018 12:16 PM (71o8T)

340 308 299 As of today, 1 in 6 circuit court judges is a Trump appointee. That's a hell of a good start.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (/tuJf)
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I'm reading this morning that Donny Two Scoops is nominating three judges for the 9th circus over the objections of Feinstein and Harris.

She wants here blue slip honored. The irony of her asking for honor is a bit much.

Posted by: WisRich at October 12, 2018 12:16 PM (G0vdT)

341 331 The path of his biographies over time will be interesting.
Anything coming out over the next decade will probably be little more than hagiography, maybe even until his death.

After that, there will come the revisionists who discover the real Obama as a feckless, ineffective, incurious dullard.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:09 PM (9ZlHt)

And not just Obama.

I think it will be at least 50 years, and maybe even close to 100, before honest appraisals of this period in history will be able to be written.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:14 PM (4OV6C)

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It may track with how Ulysses S. Grant has had his image changed over time.

His first major biographies were heavily influenced by Henry Adams, who held a personal grudge against Grant because he didn't get a position in his administration (apparently). They were all based fairly heavily on his accounts of Grant's drunkenness, inattentiveness, and corruption.

And then, 130ish years later, Ron Chernow actually digs through a bunch of primary documents and finds a much more competent figure.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (9ZlHt)

342 So, my Great Society liberal parents are racist because they cut their grass, trim their trees and shrubs, and grow nice flowers. OK, dad doesn't use a lawn care service and gets to complain about ugly grass sometimes. But my parents' home doesn't look abandoned or like a white trash house with long grass, trash, and non-functional cars covering everything. This Zhang person is NOT a homeowner in a nice neighborhood, this I know.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (pFljN)

343 eleven, my front lawn is sw manageable, my backyard is a jungle with ponds and several planted scaped hideaways to sit and read and feel like i'm not here.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (dPd5y)

344 LOL imagine low energy Jeb throwing a punch at anybody

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/310184/

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (mCMQ5)

345
Another difference:

When you stand the Kirby up it stays standing. No bollards required.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (URwyc)

346 And not just Obama.

I think it will be at
least 50 years, and maybe even close to 100, before honest appraisals of
this period in history will be able to be written.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:14 PM (4OV6C)

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These time we are living through right now will be what brings about Heinlein's federal government in Starship Troopers.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (pw+jk)

347 LOL. When mine got out of hand and the death stare didn't work, I abandoned the cart and took them home (with apologies to the staff who had to put stuff back). No point in trying to accomplish anything like groceries or underwear/socks, just take them home and send them to bed since they were obviously too tired to behave properly.

Yep, that's *exactly* what my wife and I do. Plus we bribe for good behavior...

"If you're good you can get a treat." And then when they're not good...follow through and no treat, and leave the store.

I've spent a few hours sitting in the car with them while the wife finishes her grocery shopping (we do need groceries...lol).
Posted by: GMan at October 12, 2018 12:12 PM (sxq57)

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Wait... wut???

I got pummeled on the spot when I acted up in public. There were no "Im taking you home" or "bribes". It was just expected I not behave like an asshole in public.

I extended the same courtesy to my kids. They are adults now and are afflicted with "respect for others"

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (8XRCm)

348 lizzy that's exactly how I did it. (manage children in a temper)

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:18 PM (dPd5y)

349 340 308 299 As of today, 1 in 6 circuit court judges is a Trump appointee. That's a hell of a good start.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:00 PM (/tuJf)
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I'm reading this morning that Donny Two Scoops is nominating three judges for the 9th circus over the objections of Feinstein and Harris.

She wants here blue slip honored. The irony of her asking for honor is a bit much.

Posted by: WisRich at October 12, 2018 12:16 PM (G0vdT)

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I wonder how the party leaders treat Harry Reid these days.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:18 PM (9ZlHt)

350 I saw Low Energy Slapdicks open for Phish at RedhookFest in 2012.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 12:10 PM (kqsXK)

I saw Pussy Riot open for Low Energy Slapdicks at the Felt Forum in 1994.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2018 12:19 PM (wYseH)

351 My lawn looks like a mown cow pasture.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 12, 2018 12:19 PM (ryLac)

352 Shrillary's clothing seems ever designed to conceal something about her body. She is still covering up a major chronic health problem. But we should trust her and make her POTUS.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 12, 2018 12:19 PM (pFljN)

353 313 I saw Low Energy Slapdicks open for Phish at RedhookFest in 2012.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 12:10 PM (kqsXK)


You misspelled 'Grateful Dead.'

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:19 PM (4OV6C)

354 I wonder how the party leaders treat Harry Reid these days.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:18 PM (9ZlHt)

I'd hope with contempt.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at October 12, 2018 12:19 PM (MX7xj)

355 347 Wait... wut???

I got pummeled on the spot when I acted up in public. There were no "Im taking you home" or "bribes". It was just expected I not behave like an asshole in public.

I extended the same courtesy to my kids. They are adults now and are afflicted with "respect for others"
Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (8XRCm)

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Junior (4) gets made fun of when he acts out in public. I do the making fun of.

He gets nothing he wants, and we take things away when we get home.

He doesn't act out much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:19 PM (9ZlHt)

356 A lot of the lawn thing is "muh mon0cultudZ! muh waterz! muh fertiliz0rdz! muh vir0ments!", leavened with a certain amount of "plant crops instead of grass." IOW, hippies.

I'm not a huge lawn fanatic myself, but I like it mowed and I don't want to be the neighborhood dandelion/crabgrass/thistle (especially those thrice-damned thistles) seed bank, so I'll periodically do a weed and feed. I do like to have my bit of vegetable garden (and my wife likes to grow flowers).

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at October 12, 2018 12:19 PM (P/ALc)

357 343 eleven, my front lawn is sw manageable, my backyard is a jungle with ponds and several planted scaped hideaways to sit and read and feel like i'm not here.
Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (dPd5y)


Luxury.

Posted by: eleven at October 12, 2018 12:19 PM (NLLmE)

358 Everyone more or less agrees that the Ninth is too big. Carving it up isn't easy though.

I think its low on the priority list because its something right that government should do, but it won't get anyone reelected or raise campaign funds.

Its not particularly tough, just some days mapping out how to break up the districts (3 is probably best) and how to apportion the judges of the 9th among them. And then you have to appropriate the money, because of all the changes in terminology, etc. It would be a few hundred thou minimum, cheap in government terms, but something.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (39g3+)

359 Wait... wut???

I got pummeled on the spot when I acted up in public. There were no "Im taking you home" or "bribes". It was just expected I not behave like an asshole in public.

I extended the same courtesy to my kids. They are adults now and are afflicted with "respect for others"
Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (8XRCm)
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I never worried about pummeling my kids in public. When my kids were little, I was working as a welder with grip strength that was off the charts. It was amazing how quickly I could get their attention just by grabbing their upper arm and squeezing.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (WEBkv)

360 Florida Man is clever...and foolish all at once. Printing funny money on the PC was the clever part. The rest of it was the foolish part.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (pFljN)

361 And then, 130ish years later, Ron Chernow actually digs through a bunch of primary documents and finds a much more competent figure.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (9ZlHt)


Same with Eisenhower.

Used to be a senile grandpa snoozing through the culturally-stifling 1950s, now he's an alert, savvy, far-thinking Cold Warrior.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (kqsXK)

362 Was Newberry convicted of printing valueless scrip without a license? The government does NOT like competition.

In the old, old days I would buy stamps at vending machines or get change at arcades or coin laundries. If my $1 bill was too worn, I'd tear off a piece of newsprint about he same size and feed both through the bill slot to make my transaction. The newsprint provided just enough rigidity to get the worn bill to feed.

That proved the earlier vending machines were only scanning one side of the bill.

I often wondered what would have happened if I xeroxed a bill and ran it through but I was never stupid enough to try it. I have no idea of how many felonies that would have involved.

I assume new vending machines read both sides of the bills now so it's too late to test that theory.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (2BPRE)

363 eleven without it, i'd be as batshit nuts as these people we read about daily.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (dPd5y)

364 Junior (4) gets made fun of when he acts out in public. I do the making fun of.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:19 PM (9ZlHt)

For some reason, time out used to scare my daughter. Didn't give a shit about being spanked, but time out was like a death sentence. We didn't have to do either, much. She's 13 now and a pretty darn good kid.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (MX7xj)

365 These time we are living through right now will be what brings about Heinlein's federal government in Starship Troopers.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (pw+jk)


"The Crazy Years"?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (4OV6C)

366 Washington -- After months of negotiations and delays, the White House is moving to fill California's three vacancies on the influential 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals - over the strenuous objections of the state's two Democratic senators.

Posted by: undocumented illegal so-called #MeToo activist at October 12, 2018 12:21 PM (e8kgV)

367 Journalist is dead.

Posted by: CabaList at October 12, 2018 12:21 PM (ryLac)

368

Again I be thanking me lucky charms that Florida Man is no one I know.

This time.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2018 12:21 PM (HaL55)

369 It was amazing how quickly I could get their attention just by grabbing their upper arm and squeezing.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (WEBkv)

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My Dad was the same. He had this Vulcan Thigh Pinch he used when we were excessively fidgety in the Church pews.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2018 12:22 PM (8XRCm)

370 Expect the market to be down another 200 pts by COB today.

Florida Man's mug looks like he's smarter than he seems.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 12, 2018 12:22 PM (hqZPQ)

371 365 These time we are living through right now will be what brings about Heinlein's federal government in Starship Troopers.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 12, 2018 12:17 PM (pw+jk)

"The Crazy Years"?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (4OV6C)


Our Founders warned us about Democracy.

Posted by: Don Q at October 12, 2018 12:22 PM (NgKpN)

372 It was amazing how quickly I could get their attention just by grabbing their upper arm and squeezing.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (WEBkv)

My mom did that to me. With long fingernails. I can still feel it. Worked, though.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at October 12, 2018 12:22 PM (MX7xj)

373 Oh just to put a smile on your face, CHiFi is pissed that Cocaine Mitch put judges on the 9th without her approval. Hilariously states her "good faith."
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious

This may explain why Mitch settled for 15. Ignoring Frankensteins' blue slips cost some capital, but oh so worth it.

Posted by: Wide World of Sports at October 12, 2018 12:22 PM (tqyrn)

374 >>I never worried about pummeling my kids in public. When my kids were little, I was working as a welder with grip strength that was off the charts. It was amazing how quickly I could get their attention just by grabbing their upper arm and squeezing.

My dad had a similar technique. He was a very big, very strong guy. He would just squeeze my shoulder or arm with a look my sister and I called "the grit" and that pretty much ended that.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:22 PM (/tuJf)

375 Federal taxes exist only for two reasons: 1. It controls the rate of inflation of the currency. 2. It helps create the illusion that the money is valuable since the feds seem to want it so desperately.

Um... and it pays for government stuff like the military and roads.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:22 PM (39g3+)

376 36 Irish cake-baker and his wife are a terribly good-looking couple. I wonder if that annoys the Left as much as their religious conviction does.
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Marxism is largely the sin of envy writ large, so yes, the activist goblins are annoyed and jealous.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 12, 2018 12:23 PM (pFljN)

377 First they came for our lawns...

Posted by: strawdog at October 12, 2018 12:23 PM (Cssks)

378 Same with Eisenhower.

Used to be a senile grandpa snoozing through the culturally-stifling 1950s, now he's an alert, savvy, far-thinking Cold Warrior.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


I mean, was he ever a Nazi? Just asking for the Left.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at October 12, 2018 12:24 PM (vcOmj)

379 364 Junior (4) gets made fun of when he acts out in public. I do the making fun of.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:19 PM (9ZlHt)

For some reason, time out used to scare my daughter. Didn't give a shit about being spanked, but time out was like a death sentence. We didn't have to do either, much. She's 13 now and a pretty darn good kid.
Posted by: hobbitopoly at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (MX7xj)

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Haven't been able to do timeout in a while.

He really doesn't behave poorly that much, and simple threats for taking things away seem to work wonders. It helps that he realizes that I follow through on any of my threats.

That's something I learned from Nikki Giovanni in her poetry class. She told a story about how she threatened to take away her son's bed if he didn't do something. He didn't do it, so she gave his bed to Good Will. Never make a threat you're unwilling to follow through on, or the kid will stop listening to the threats.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:24 PM (9ZlHt)

380 Re screaming kids, my daughter is autistic and prone to act up, more so when she was younger, but one look from me usually does the trick when we are in public. Hubby says my 'look' scares him too. LOL.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 12, 2018 12:24 PM (a0IVu)

381 my mother never spanked or yelled, but she did grit her teeth and somehow I knew she wasn't pleased and behaved.

no idea how she did that.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:24 PM (dPd5y)

382 My dad very rarely had to get physical. He was a huge bear of a man and we loved him so much that just his disappointment or disapproval was enough to crush us. He'd give us that look of anger and we'd cower. He was afraid to spank us because he was worried he'd hurt us.

Mom had no such fears.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:25 PM (39g3+)

383 @muqingmzhang
Freelance writer and law student writing on race and cultural commentary. Open to assignment




OMG, her obsession with race, and hatred of whites in particularly, is exhausting. Probably impossible to have a normal conversation with this loon.

Normy: "Good morning!"


Muqing: "Pfft! Easy for you to say, given that you're benefitting from your whiteness, and.." notices wedding band "..and propping up the patriarchy. Don't you understand that by just existing, uttering your bougie BS greetings, you are destroying third world brown people who could be living in this space?"


Normy: "Right..."
walks away

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:25 PM (W+vEI)

384 I'm reading this morning that Donny Two Scoops is nominating three judges for the 9th circus over the objections of Feinstein and Harris.
She wants here blue slip honored. The irony of her asking for honor is a bit much.
Posted by: WisRich at October 12, 2018 12:16 PM (G0vdT)


ChiFi is complaining about not being treated "in good faith." Right. Like sitting on Ford's anti-Kavanaugh letter for 8 weeks and then springing it at the last minute is good faith.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:25 PM (4OV6C)

385 Mom had no such fears.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:25 PM (39g3+)
Moms rarely do. *nods approvingly*

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 12, 2018 12:25 PM (a0IVu)

386 IC, I want that look!

no one is scared of me.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:25 PM (dPd5y)

387 And here comes the STEM fight. Grown ups fighting over the college majors. We non-engineers concede that all engineers are smarter and better citizens and better adjusted.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 12, 2018 12:26 PM (hqZPQ)

388 I'll bet my kids could whip Muqing Zhang's kids in croquet!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2018 12:26 PM (m45I2)

389 378 Same with Eisenhower.

Used to be a senile grandpa snoozing through the culturally-stifling 1950s, now he's an alert, savvy, far-thinking Cold Warrior.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


I mean, was he ever a Nazi? Just asking for the Left.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at October 12, 2018 12:24 PM (vcOmj)

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Well, he defeated actual Nazis, so...yes. Totally a Nazi.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:26 PM (9ZlHt)

390 >>my mother never spanked or yelled, but she did grit her teeth and somehow I knew she wasn't pleased and behaved.

>>no idea how she did that.

That was the grit I was talking about. It must have been in a book somewhere. It was a fearsome thing, particularly when it came from a guy who could unscrew your head like a jar of pickles.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:26 PM (/tuJf)

391 That's something I learned from Nikki Giovanni in her poetry class. She told a story about how she threatened to take away her son's bed if he didn't do something. He didn't do it, so she gave his bed to Good Will. Never make a threat you're unwilling to follow through on, or the kid will stop listening to the threats.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:24 PM (9ZlHt)

This is critical. Otherwise your kid will play the odds that you're bluffing.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:27 PM (NWiLs)

392 386
IC, I want that look!



no one is scared of me.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:25 PM (dPd5y)
I actually checked it out in the mirror and it was rather terrifying..bugged out eyes, firmly pressed lips and a thunderous frown.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at October 12, 2018 12:27 PM (a0IVu)

393 362 If my $1 bill was too worn, I'd tear off a piece of newsprint about he same size and feed both through the bill slot to make my transaction. The newsprint provided just enough rigidity to get the worn bill to feed.

That proved the earlier vending machines were only scanning one side of the bill.


back in 70mumble when dad was stationed in stuttgart, there was a change machine in the basement of the boq that was just as happy to accept hershey bar wrappers as dollar bills. friend of mine with a quarter would buy a hershey bar, feed the wrapper into the change machine, and buy four more hershey bars.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 12, 2018 12:27 PM (NmR1a)

394 356 A lot of the lawn thing is "muh mon0cultudZ! muh waterz! muh fertiliz0rdz! muh vir0ments!", leavened with a certain amount of "plant crops instead of grass." IOW, hippies.

I'm not a huge lawn fanatic myself, but I like it mowed and I don't want to be the neighborhood dandelion/crabgrass/thistle (especially those thrice-damned thistles) seed bank, so I'll periodically do a weed and feed. I do like to have my bit of vegetable garden (and my wife likes to grow flowers).
Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at October 12, 2018 12:19 PM (P/ALc)

I'm taking a wait and see attitude on this.

I kind of agree with the hippies here -- lawns are stupid and a lot of work.

I also do have a vegetable garden (in the middle of my side lawn, best sun)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 12, 2018 12:27 PM (GBteo)

395
Used to be a senile grandpa snoozing through the culturally-stifling 1950s, now he's an alert, savvy, far-thinking Cold Warrior.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (kqsXK)


He was a Republican so historians shortchange him. Just like Harding and Coolidge.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2018 12:27 PM (QwCmX)

396 Never make a threat you're unwilling to follow through on, or the kid will stop listening to the threats.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:24 PM (9ZlHt)

Amen. When she was younger, she slammed her door once. We told her if it happened again, we'd remove the door.

She slammed it again, and we removed the door for a week. She never slammed a door again, and even apologized once when it accidentally slammed. Success!

Posted by: hobbitopoly at October 12, 2018 12:27 PM (MX7xj)

397 Imagine what the Courts would look like if Trump is reelected.
Posted by: HA at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (MAstk)


Imagine what the lawns will look like.

Posted by: HOA at October 12, 2018 12:27 PM (5jVnA)

398 At least I stopped fucking that couch.

Posted by: Florida Man at October 12, 2018 12:27 PM (BrQrN)

399 Is Zheng talking about zoning laws? If keeping a machine shop from opening in a residential neighborhood, or a 150unit per acre density housing from being developed where the infrastructure can't support it is "White norms" than I like white norms. Who wants to live in a chaotic ghuangzhou shithole?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (uzD/b)

400 grabs mirror, *practicing*

on spouse first and then the tots.

growlss

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (dPd5y)

401 378 Same with Eisenhower.

Used to be a senile grandpa snoozing through the culturally-stifling 1950s, now he's an alert, savvy, far-thinking Cold Warrior.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


I mean, was he ever a Nazi? Just asking for the Left.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at October 12, 2018 12:24 PM (vcOmj)


He may have been the last Republican who wasn't called a Nazi.

Posted by: rickl at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (xjiRE)

402 Never got a treat for behaving in a super market, the payoff was the good food that I could eat at home, my kids were raised the same way!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (nWc4E)

403 Moms rarely do. *nods approvingly*

She would hurt her hand spanking us, so she swapped to a belt. But I'm not complaining. I knew it was always out of love and concern for me and she never went too far.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (39g3+)

404 391 That's something I learned from Nikki Giovanni in her poetry class. She told a story about how she threatened to take away her son's bed if he didn't do something. He didn't do it, so she gave his bed to Good Will. Never make a threat you're unwilling to follow through on, or the kid will stop listening to the threats.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:24 PM (9ZlHt)

This is critical. Otherwise your kid will play the odds that you're bluffing.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:27 PM (NWiLs)

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And they start super early too.

Dolley had trouble making threats that she would follow through on.

"Stop misbehaving in the back of the car, or we're going to turn around at the beginning of this 8 hour road trip to your grandmother's house and you won't see her for Christmas."

Even he, at 3, understood that was nonsense.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (9ZlHt)

405 400 grabs mirror, *practicing*

on spouse first and then the tots.

growlss
Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (dPd5y)

Did anyone else hear a kitten?

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (NWiLs)

406 323 Shorter Muqing Zhang: "F#$@ private property."

And really, isn't that the story of China?
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She probably also thinks that Naboth was a bourgeois fascist for not handing over his first-rate vineyard to King Ahab as a fitting tribute to the State.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 12, 2018 12:29 PM (pFljN)

407 Jack, sure but he Could kick your rear, my mom was 4 10.. I think I just wanted her to like me. because she was such a great mom.
but I don't really know.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:29 PM (dPd5y)

408 397 Imagine what the Courts would look like if Trump is reelected.
Posted by: HA at October 12, 2018 11:48 AM (MAstk)


Imagine what the lawns will look like.
Posted by: HOA at October 12, 2018 12:27 PM (5jVnA)

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Like white privilege?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:29 PM (9ZlHt)

409 elections have consequences, DiFi

you can take your blue slip and shove it up your ass

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2018 12:29 PM (d7Ww2)

410 Someone should invent a "lawn Roomba". A little robot that goes around detecting dandelions and clover and pulling them out.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 12:29 PM (/qEW2)

411 My dad had a similar technique. He was a very big, very strong guy. He would just squeeze my shoulder or arm with a look my sister and I called "the grit" and that pretty much ended that.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:22 PM (/tuJf)
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Sounds familiar though my dad was not a large man.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at October 12, 2018 12:29 PM (WEBkv)

412 366 Washington -- After months of negotiations and delays, the White House is moving to fill California's three vacancies on the influential 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals - over the strenuous objections of the state's two Democratic senators.
Posted by: undocumented illegal so-called #MeToo activist at October 12, 2018 12:21 PM (e8kgV)


Donnie Two Scoops: "Kiss my ass."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:29 PM (4OV6C)

413 That lawn lady - have you seen her timeline? The naval gazing is outta this world!

As far as screaming kids, I lucked out. In college I had a roommate with a monster screamer, and that experience imprinted itself on me. So when I had my own child I determined not to give in (they say the first couple of times you say no are the worst), and it worked like magic. I do admit, though, my kiddo was always pretty easygoing, even as a baby (that doesn't mean he didn't cry - the colic phase was awful). And it's funny because although he himself loves children, he is critical of parents who allow kids to run wild in restaurants.

Posted by: Lisl at October 12, 2018 12:29 PM (OAB5z)

414 growlss
Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (dPd5y)

No, no, more from the back of the throat. Eyes should be slit and beady.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at October 12, 2018 12:29 PM (MX7xj)

415


Mumsey Dearest took great joy in pinching a core sample from my thigh underneath a table whenever I said something. Didn't much matter what I said. Hurt like a SOB.

And then I'd get the belt when we got home. This happened every time we went out anywhere.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2018 12:30 PM (HaL55)

416 And here comes the STEM fight. Grown ups fighting over the college majors. We non-engineers concede that all engineers are smarter and better citizens and better adjusted.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie


I know a lot of engineer and science types (because....that's who I am), and a lot of them are pretty goofy.

STEM: there aren't enough STEM type jobs to support all the grads if more of them majored in it. Half the people I know that were engineers or science majors in college are now working in "technical sales", and not in their college majors. Which to me means that they like making more money as Salesmen, or really weren't that hot at their majors.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at October 12, 2018 12:30 PM (vcOmj)

417 323 Shorter Muqing Zhang: "F#$@ private property."
And really, isn't that the story of China?
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:13 PM (W+vEI)
"F#$@ YOUR private property." is the story of China.

Posted by: The kettle at October 12, 2018 12:30 PM (wIqOu)

418 "Stop misbehaving in the back of the car, or we're going to turn around at the beginning of this 8 hour road trip to your grandmother's house and you won't see her for Christmas."

Even he, at 3, understood that was nonsense.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (9ZlHt)

That's the other thing, is don't make extravagant threats or threats you can't deliver on - like the "I'll turn this car around!" when you're 800 miles into a road trip.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:30 PM (NWiLs)

419 309---People seem to forget, but Kennedy wanted to rip up the ACA by the roots.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:10 PM (9ZlHt)
---------------------------------
Yeah, I don't know why people keep calling him a "moderate" or an "unpredictable" swing vote.
He was a staunch libertarian of the old atheist, anti-Christian school. And like his leftist colleagues, he ruled accordingly to his own "enlightened" ideology, not the Constitution.

Of course, unlike the leftists, his personal ideology usually conformed to the Founding principles --- Obamacare and 2nd amendment issues, e.g. --- but when it didn't, he was as anti-Constitutional as the commies.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 12, 2018 12:31 PM (Rxduq)

420 No, no, more from the back of the throat. Eyes should be slit and beady.

The trick is to imply through your gaze that you can and will take them out of this world in the most painful way they aren't even able to imagine yet. That all the punishments they've ever experienced were just the first page of the book.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:31 PM (39g3+)

421
Donnie Two Scoops: "Kiss my ass."
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader


Pretty much.

Pretty funny, too. I think that overall, the Democrats have poisoned the well.

Sad! But alternately, hilarious.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at October 12, 2018 12:31 PM (vcOmj)

422 If ChiFi and Harris are only strenuously objecting, then the candidate judges aren't sufficiently medieval.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 12, 2018 12:31 PM (HGiUv)

423 416 And here comes the STEM fight. Grown ups fighting over the college majors. We non-engineers concede that all engineers are smarter and better citizens and better adjusted.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie


Typed on a smartphone, over an internet, with electricity, brought to you by Art History majors.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2018 12:32 PM (5jVnA)

424 And they start super early too.

Dolley had trouble making threats that she would follow through on.

"Stop misbehaving in the back of the car, or we're going to turn around at the beginning of this 8 hour road trip to your grandmother's house and you won't see her for Christmas."

Even he, at 3, understood that was nonsense.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (9ZlHt)

My father-in-law must have been good at following through with threats.

When her parents took my wife to Disneyworld when she was like 7, her mom told her "If you're loud, we're turning around and going home." She said she didn't make a peep the entire 20 hour car ride.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 12, 2018 12:32 PM (KUaJL)

425 >>Is Zheng talking about zoning laws? If keeping a machine shop from opening in a residential neighborhood, or a 150unit per acre density housing from being developed where the infrastructure can't support it is "White norms" than I like white norms. Who wants to live in a chaotic ghuangzhou shithole?



She lives in Bejing and hates white nations.

Think the idea of property ownership, including nice big lawns, offends the heck out of her, and OF COURSE she wants the state to dictate what can be done with lawns, because that's how China treats its citizens inhabitants.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:32 PM (W+vEI)

426 That's the other thing, is don't make extravagant threats or threats you can't deliver on - like the "I'll turn this car around!" when you're 800 miles into a road trip.

"I'll pull over and spank your rear end clean off" is a more effective one.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:32 PM (39g3+)

427 375 Federal taxes exist only for two reasons: 1. It controls the rate of inflation of the currency. 2. It helps create the illusion that the money is valuable since the feds seem to want it so desperately.

Um... and it pays for government stuff like the military and roads.
=====
And also unlike my ancestral Celtic Fringe days, the authorities don't like driving herds of cattle and sheep and driving wagons loaded with produce rendered as taxes. Money is darn helpful then.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 12, 2018 12:32 PM (pFljN)

428 The trick is to imply through your gaze that you can and will take them out of this world in the most painful way they aren't even able to imagine yet. That all the punishments they've ever experienced were just the first page of the book.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:31 PM (39g3+)

And as Cosby used to say "I brought you into this world, I'll take you out of it. And I can make another one that'll look just like you."

Posted by: hobbitopoly at October 12, 2018 12:33 PM (MX7xj)

429 "I climbed the Alps barefoot." - Ahnold

(I missed the last thread)

Posted by: wth at October 12, 2018 12:33 PM (HgMAr)

430 Is Muquing M. Zhang another one of those zany staffers at the NYTimes?

Posted by: Fritz at October 12, 2018 12:33 PM (2Mnv1)

431 Shorter Muqing Zhang: "F#$@ private property."

And really, isn't that the story of China?
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:13 PM (W+vEI)


I think she brought this up not to argue against private property, but as a stalking horse for her racism. The last question is just incoherent.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 12:33 PM (/qEW2)

432 That Zheng person is pathetic, and pathetically ignorant. How does someone get to the point where they possess that much mega-tonage of stoopid? He/she/zit is so deeply steeped in racism that they see it in front lawns. Front. Lawns. Think about that. Tell me that academia isn't feuling this nonsense, this puerile vomit.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 12, 2018 12:33 PM (mQ0Mc)

433 [Einsenhower] may have been the last Republican who wasn't called a Nazi.
Posted by: rickl at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (xjiRE)


The Birchers called him a self-conscious communist agent.

I think that was what caused William F Buckley to finally lose patience with them and banish them from his magazine.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:33 PM (4OV6C)

434 We non-engineers concede that all engineers are smarter and better citizens and better adjusted.

You betcha!

*licks window*

*fucks nickel*

Posted by: Joey Choo-Choo at October 12, 2018 12:34 PM (BrQrN)

435 I prefer to have the easily sniped/savage dog pack killing field between the fences and save the claymores and foo-gas for killing channels - that stuff is spendy!
Posted by: In Vino Veritits

With the right valving, an in-ground sprinkler system could be a foo-gas system.

Posted by: Jean at October 12, 2018 12:34 PM (UXFaG)

436 That's the other thing, is don't make extravagant threats or threats you can't deliver on - like the "I'll turn this car around!" when you're 800 miles into a road trip.

"I'll pull over and spank your rear end clean off" is a more effective one.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:32 PM (39g3+)

-----

Dont forget parent that count. God I hate that.

1.....2.....3...... Mommy loves you, but you need to behave.... 4........ 5....... 6......

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2018 12:34 PM (8XRCm)

437 She lives in Bejing and hates white nations.

Think the idea of property ownership, including nice big lawns, offends the heck out of her, and OF COURSE she wants the state to dictate what can be done with lawns, because that's how China treats its citizens inhabitants.
Posted by: Lizzy


In her free time, she beats sparrows to death.

Posted by: Wide World of Sports at October 12, 2018 12:35 PM (tqyrn)

438 410 Someone should invent a "lawn Roomba". A little robot that goes around detecting dandelions and clover and pulling them out.
===
My parents had me around for those sorts of family bonding moments. Other people make do with Rent-A-Dreamer service at Lowe's.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 12, 2018 12:35 PM (pFljN)

439 Dad at amusement park years ago - car's leaving at 8 whether you're here or not
Me to sibling years later - was there any doubt in your mind he would have done it?

Sibling - none

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 12, 2018 12:35 PM (HGiUv)

440 destroying third world brown people who could be living in this space?"


Normy: "Right..."
walks away
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:25 PM (W+vEI)

If our mere existence is capable of that, then what do you think would happen if we really got pissed off?

Posted by: Model_1066 at October 12, 2018 12:35 PM (Jcvz2)

441 So, now the progressive Left are beginning to advocate for abolishing SCOTUS completely, because it's insufficiently progressive.

So, Congress is insufficiently progressive, so it must be abolished.

The presidency is insufficiently progressive, so it must be abolished.

And now SCOTUS is insufficiently progressive, so it must be abolished.

It's nice to know that they hold our country's rules for how government operates and is organized to be super important.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:35 PM (9ZlHt)

442 Dont forget parent that count. God I hate that.

1.....2.....3...... Mommy loves you, but you need to behave.... 4........ 5....... 6......
Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2018 12:34 PM (8XRCm)

Mommy loves you because you're still small enough that she can beat you...2...1...

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:36 PM (NWiLs)

443 Used to be a senile grandpa snoozing through the culturally-stifling 1950s, now he's an alert, savvy, far-thinking Cold Warrior.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (kqsXK)


Gave my favorite going-away speech.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 12, 2018 12:36 PM (33O8j)

444 My dad beat the shit out of me.
Did his damnedest to break my will.

He reformed but only after I was out of the house.

Still not entirely forgotten.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:37 PM (bcbK8)

445 366
Washington -- After months of negotiations and delays, the White House
is moving to fill California's three vacancies on the influential 9th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals - over the strenuous objections of the
state's two Democratic senators.


Diane, please contact the Democratic Party point-person on civility, Hillary Clinton

Posted by: undocumented illegal so-called Internet Influencer at October 12, 2018 12:37 PM (e8kgV)

446 Think the idea of property ownership, including nice big lawns, offends the heck out of her, and OF COURSE she wants the state to dictate what can be done with lawns, because that's how China treats its citizens inhabitants. slaves.
Posted by: Lizzy

Posted by: Jean at October 12, 2018 12:37 PM (UXFaG)

447 Mommy loves you because you're still small enough that she can beat you...2...1...
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:36 PM (NWiLs)

------

Hah.

My Mom did not count or threaten or even talk when we misbehaved.

She just brought it.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2018 12:37 PM (8XRCm)

448 I think she brought this up not to argue against private property, but as a stalking horse for her racism. The last question is just incoherent.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 12:33 PM (/qEW2)


Her tweet sounds like she's just running it through all of the various progressive grievance narratives to see which one seems to work the best.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:37 PM (4OV6C)

449 443 Used to be a senile grandpa snoozing through the culturally-stifling 1950s, now he's an alert, savvy, far-thinking Cold Warrior.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 12:20 PM (kqsXK)

Gave my favorite going-away speech.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 12, 2018 12:36 PM (33O8j)

My favorite going away speech is from Half-Baked.

"Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, fuck YOOOU, fuck you, you're cool, fuck you, I'm out!"

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:37 PM (NWiLs)

450 "Biology" is kind of an outlier, but that chart is otherwise in the same order it would be if it were measuring "the chance that reality will destroy what you're working on, and possibly kill somebody."

"Reality-based community". Feh.

Posted by: mikeski at October 12, 2018 12:38 PM (P1f+c)

451
My favorite going away speech is from Half-Baked.

"Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, fuck YOOOU, fuck you, you're cool, fuck you, I'm out!"
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:37 PM (NWiLs)

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

Must have cribbed it from George Washington.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:38 PM (9ZlHt)

452 Parenting can be hard. Especially if you are not smarter or more devious than a three-year-old.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2018 12:38 PM (m45I2)

453 My Dad would just raise one eyebrow and both me and my brother both knew he was not pleased, he never spanked or hit us but that eyebrow...not sure how he pulled that off..

Posted by: KWDreaming at October 12, 2018 12:38 PM (rvuJR)

454 Since no-one seems to have noticed ...

That table shows that engineers still vote 61.5% democrat.

It is the *ratio* of democrats to republicans and all the values are larger than 1.


Posted by: Off the reservation at October 12, 2018 12:38 PM (vWMNq)

455 444 My dad beat the shit out of me.
Did his damnedest to break my will.

He reformed but only after I was out of the house.

Still not entirely forgotten.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:37 PM (bcbK

For reasons I will never fully understand, some parents think their mission in life is to break their kids. Not raise, not discipline - break.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:39 PM (NWiLs)

456 Kirby only wishes it could vacuum up filthy lucre like Hillary.

Posted by: The kettle at October 12, 2018 12:39 PM (wIqOu)

457 New Old Dog poops more than I have ever seen in my life. He's only 80 lbs but he is some kind of poop factory. My 100+ lbs dogs did not create this much. Youngest kidlet (her dog) is falling down on the lawn maintenence. Astonishing amounts. Collie/lab Old Dog doesn't even produce half. Trying to console myself, even though I am not a lawn person, that his digestion is working efficiently and that part of the lawn is lush and green.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2018 12:39 PM (MIKMs)

458 my sis was pretty small, when her kids were in their teens she did actually state , wait until your dad gets home. and he would clean their clock. but srsly they were so bad, they'd swing off the chandelier over the dining table, shoot at a fly on the ceiling, and Dad would bring it.

she barely survived it and died at an early age.

all boys

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:40 PM (dPd5y)

459 When Muqing Zhang gets old, what will he/she tell kids to get off of?

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2018 12:40 PM (m45I2)

460 Gave my favorite going-away speech.


Posted by: ScoggDog


Military Industrial Complex!!

Posted by: Dumbfuck Leftist Who's Three Words Of It at October 12, 2018 12:40 PM (BrQrN)

461
Our parents operated by the rule of 3. Get told do/don't do 3 times-- if you didn't comply, then your ass was grass.

And they ALWAYS followed through.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 12, 2018 12:40 PM (S/hVx)

462 452 Parenting can be hard. Especially if you are not smarter or more devious than a three-year-old.
Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2018 12:38 PM (m45I2)

Oh Lord...and it's even worse because they're just so darn cute.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:40 PM (NWiLs)

463 That's the other thing, is don't make extravagant threats or threats you can't deliver on - like the "I'll turn this car around!" when you're 800 miles into a road trip.
Posted by: Insomniac

I'll STOP the car, however, was a valid threat.

Posted by: Jean at October 12, 2018 12:41 PM (UXFaG)

464 White ppl at fault whe Muqing got a spanking, you guys:

@muqingmzhang


When our parents are violent and abusive to us, it's painful knowing that they're so unstable and toxic bc of the violence whiteness has inflicted on them --- and that whiteness has stolen our chance at a fully healthy relationship with our parents bc of how broken they've become.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:41 PM (W+vEI)

465 I would stop the car , but than what?

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:42 PM (dPd5y)

466 Not raise, not discipline - break.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:39 PM (NWiLs)

----

Yeah... that's wrong. I got whacked lots as a kid, but I knew my folks loved me and... without exception I was in the wrong. It wasnt done in anger or frustration, but out of an intolerance for bad public behavior.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2018 12:42 PM (8XRCm)

467 455 444 My dad beat the shit out of me.
Did his damnedest to break my will.

He reformed but only after I was out of the house.

Still not entirely forgotten.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:37 PM (bcbK

For reasons I will never fully understand, some parents think their mission in life is to break their kids. Not raise, not discipline - break.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:39 PM (NWiLs)

Yup.

He wouldn't tolerate different opinions either.

Taught me nothing about leadership or how to be successful or how to be confident. Had to learn all that shit on my own or via ROTC.

He was always perfectly gracious with strangers, it was only his kids that seemed to enrage him. My friends all love him.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:42 PM (bcbK8)

468 464 White ppl at fault whe Muqing got a spanking, you guys:

@muqingmzhang


When our parents are violent and abusive to us, it's painful knowing that they're so unstable and toxic bc of the violence whiteness has inflicted on them --- and that whiteness has stolen our chance at a fully healthy relationship with our parents bc of how broken they've become.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:41 PM (W+vEI)

She'd be onto something if she took the racist bullshit out of it.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:42 PM (NWiLs)

469 when her kids were in their teens she did actually state , wait until your dad gets home. and he would clean their clock

The system worked well. Mom wouldn't lash out in anger, dad trusted her judgment and was more impassive and objective when he punishes, and the kids get a feeling of unity of purpose and ideal from the parents, which translates into respect and security.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:42 PM (39g3+)

470

"I'll put you in the trunk!"


Thinking back, I should've taken her up on it. Might've been safer for me.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2018 12:42 PM (HaL55)

471 422 If ChiFi and Harris are only strenuously objecting, then the candidate judges aren't sufficiently medieval.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 12, 2018 12:31 PM (HGiUv)


That's right. What we need most are nominees with the judicial temperament of Vlad the Impaler.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:43 PM (4OV6C)

472 >>>She lives in Bejing and hates white nations.

Thank goodness. At least she has the decency to stay the fuck out. It's why I don't go to nations I despise. I don't see how anything else is an ethical code of conduct.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 12:43 PM (/qEW2)

473 OT/ I don't recommend shows bcz I only watch old TV. But I saw this & it looks great.

Michael Douglas & Alan Arkin.

It's like a Grumpy Old Men but more real.

Funny and serious. Like real life.

Here's the trailer.

https://tinyurl.com/y9ohtbfz



Posted by: platypus, gg channel at October 12, 2018 12:43 PM (/OEmT)

474 I would stop the car , but than what?

That's when the whuppings begin, because you already tried talking. The time for talking is over when you reach that point and the kids will know it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (39g3+)

475 Our parents operated by the rule of 3. Get told do/don't do 3 times-- if you didn't comply, then your ass was grass.

And they ALWAYS followed through.
Posted by: irongrampa at October 12, 2018 12:40 PM (S/hVx)

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

And so the parenting and lawn care threads converge....

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (+F0Wk)

476 Taught me nothing about leadership or how to be successful or how to be confident. Had to learn all that shit on my own or via ROTC.

He was always perfectly gracious with strangers, it was only his kids that seemed to enrage him. My friends all love him.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:42 PM (bcbK

That's not uncommon with abusers. They have an outstanding public persona, but at home they're demons.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (NWiLs)

477 My Old Man would say something in Finnish, and it's funny, I couldn't understand it but got the general picture of the forthcoming events.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (xzqr4)

478 https://lithub.com/mia-the-liberal-men-we-love/

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You gotta read this.

Progressive women (all mostly likely white and upper class) are screaming so much about how awful men are that the men in their lives are leaving them because of it.

And the problem is the men.

It's good stuff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (9ZlHt)

479 I'll STOP the car, however, was a valid threat.

My mom just kept one hand on the wheel and swung a yardstick back at us.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (iys0/)

480 'You won't listen, now you will feel. '
Things my grandmother said to my youthful father

Posted by: A dude in MI at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (OOH1c)

481 Yeah... that's wrong. I got whacked lots as a kid, but I knew my folks loved me and... without exception I was in the wrong. It wasnt done in anger or frustration, but out of an intolerance for bad public behavior.

Posted by: fixerupper


I got the spanking when my sisters acted up. Because I was the oldest and should of known better. WTF???

Posted by: wrg500 at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (neNUS)

482 316 Cornell tried sterilizing the deer, but I think they decided killing them was easier and more effective.
Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2018 12:12 PM (Cus5s)

...

We should be glad they actually figured it out at all.

Only an ivy league education would leave you too dumb to predict the outcome from the start. And yeah, I'm an alum. So I'm REALLY not surprised.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (yL25O)

483 When our parents are violent and abusive to us, it's painful knowing that they're so unstable and toxic bc of the violence whiteness has inflicted on them --- and that whiteness has stolen our chance at a fully healthy relationship with our parents bc of how broken they've become.

I HATE YOU DADDY!!!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:45 PM (39g3+)

484 The system worked well. Mom wouldn't lash out in anger, dad trusted her judgment and was more impassive and objective when he punishes, and the kids get a feeling of unity of purpose and ideal from the parents, which translates into respect and security.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:42 PM (39g3+)

This is an experience to which I cannot at all relate.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:45 PM (NWiLs)

485 Mom allowed pouting, but acting up would bring out the wooden spoon and a reddened butt as soon as we got home. No aborted shopping trips, we just got taken out to the car and locked inside while she finished shopping.
Too bad busybodies have outlawed that option.

Posted by: The kettle at October 12, 2018 12:45 PM (wIqOu)

486 465 I would stop the car , but than what?
Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:42 PM (dPd5y)

Put it in park and turn around and yell.

I don't know, for some reason it worked for my mom. I'm not sure why but "I'll stop the car" was a big threat when I was a kid arguing with my sister in the back seat haha.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 12, 2018 12:45 PM (GBteo)

487 Her tweet sounds like she's just running it through all of the various progressive grievance narratives to see which one seems to work the best.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:37 PM (4OV6C)
------------

To refine it a bit further, it sounds like she ran it through a Progressive Grievance Generator on the internet.

Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2018 12:45 PM (U5tDi)

488 Muking M. Zhang wants to control our lawns. How could someone possibly so arrogant as to want to control the lawns of a bunch of strangers? Zhang goes on the helicopter first.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at October 12, 2018 12:45 PM (+q3Wx)

489 488 Muking M. Zhang wants to control our lawns. How could someone possibly so arrogant as to want to control the lawns of a bunch of strangers? Zhang goes on the helicopter first.
Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at October 12, 2018 12:45 PM (+q3Wx)

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

Don't you dare call her a totalitarian though.

It's democracy that one person gets to impose their views on everyone else.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:46 PM (9ZlHt)

490 Not raise, not discipline - break.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:39 PM (NWiLs)


Same reason some people kick their dog.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 12, 2018 12:46 PM (33O8j)

491 I think kids need their dads. especially boys.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:46 PM (dPd5y)

492 I got the spanking when my sisters acted up. Because I was the oldest and should of known better. WTF???
Posted by: wrg500 at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (neNUS)

You too? Fucking hell, I got that all the time. My younger sibling would start shit, but I'd be the one to catch hell for the exact reason you stated.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:47 PM (NWiLs)

493
"Rosebud" is the last 'ment in the thread below.

Fitting?

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 12, 2018 12:47 PM (Z92n0)

494 Wait... wut???

I got pummeled on the spot when I acted up in public. There were no "Im taking you home" or "bribes". It was just expected I not behave like an asshole in public.

I extended the same courtesy to my kids. They are adults now and are afflicted with "respect for others"


Yeah, that'll get CPS called on you nowadays.

My kids are generally well behaved in public, but they're 4 and 2, so, you know, little. They get the spankings at home.

The bribes are just for fun (they don't always get 'em, actually get them less now that they understand the behavior we want).

But yeah, smacking your kid in public nowadays is likely to get you a visit from the police.

Posted by: GMan at October 12, 2018 12:47 PM (sxq57)

495 469 when her kids were in their teens she did actually state , wait until your dad gets home. and he would clean their clock

The system worked well. Mom wouldn't lash out in anger, dad trusted her judgment and was more impassive and objective when he punishes, and the kids get a feeling of unity of purpose and ideal from the parents, which translates into respect and security.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:42 PM (39g3+)

Shit, my mom broke MULTIPLE wooden spoons on my ass.

The difference was that I never doubted my mother loved me.

I got the impression my father reluctantly tolerated me and my brother Brian. He was different with the only girl in the family and in the youngest boy. He did apparently mellow but only after the damage had been done to me and Brian.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:47 PM (bcbK8)

496 Harry, I tried that, I would just get snickers personally , I would have to turn around and go home if Dad wasn't there to Really drive the Yell home.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:47 PM (dPd5y)

497 478 https://lithub.com/mia-the-liberal-men-we-love/

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You gotta read this.

Progressive women (all mostly likely white and upper class) are screaming so much about how awful men are that the men in their lives are leaving them because of it.

And the problem is the men.

It's good stuff.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (9ZlHt)


Are you sure that's not satirical?

I know, these days it's hard to tell.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2018 12:47 PM (hp16o)

498 I think kids need their dads. especially boys.
Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:46 PM (dPd5y)

----

Kids need both parents.

The tap root cause of almost every societal problem can be traced back to the decline if not outright destruction of the nuclear family.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2018 12:48 PM (8XRCm)

499 I was told that antifa was short for anti-fascist. Now I know it's short for anti-father.

Posted by: Thirdtwin at October 12, 2018 12:48 PM (Ixl7R)

500 He may have been the last Republican who wasn't called a Nazi.

Posted by: rickl at October 12, 2018 12:28 PM (xjiRE)


I have a vague recollection of Dem guv Orval Faubus likening the forced desegregation of schools by Ike to be akin to Nazi Germany, but that might just be the booze talking.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2018 12:48 PM (kqsXK)

501 490 Not raise, not discipline - break.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:39 PM (NWiLs)

Same reason some people kick their dog.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 12, 2018 12:46 PM (33O8j)

After owning a dog now, I understand the urge to kick sometimes and I understand why it's wrong.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:48 PM (bcbK8)

502 He was always perfectly gracious with strangers, it was only his kids that seemed to enrage him. My friends all love him.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:42 PM (bcbK


Funny, my dad was the same way. My cousins remember him as being very cheerful, friendly, funny, told great stories, life-of-the-party, etc. But I never saw that side of him. At home, he was moody, distant, and very (emotionally) abusive to mom. Practically the only times he interacted with his children was when he was angry about something.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 12, 2018 12:49 PM (4OV6C)

503 White ppl at fault whe Muqing got a spanking, you guys:

@muqingmzhang

When our parents are violent and abusive to us, it's painful knowing that they're so unstable and toxic bc of the violence whiteness has inflicted on them --- and that whiteness has stolen our chance at a fully healthy relationship with our parents bc of how broken they've become.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:41 PM (W+vEI)

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I kinda feel like Michael Palin feels here:

https://youtu.be/IC3MGrWZWDk?t=31

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 12:49 PM (/qEW2)

504 497 Are you sure that's not satirical?

I know, these days it's hard to tell.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2018 12:47 PM (hp16o)

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It's written so earnestly...

It's my truth that it's totally 100% real.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:49 PM (9ZlHt)

505 The difference was that I never doubted my mother loved me.

I got the impression my father reluctantly tolerated me and my brother Brian. He was different with the only girl in the family and in the youngest boy. He did apparently mellow but only after the damage had been done to me and Brian.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:47 PM (bcbK

I never doubted that my mother hated me as a kid.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:49 PM (NWiLs)

506 379.....That's something I learned from Nikki Giovanni in her poetry class......
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:24 PM (9ZlHt)
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Hokie, eh?

These stories bring to mind the one Bjorn Borg told to explain why he was always so polite on the tennis court, in contrast to many stars of his era like Nastasi, Connors, and McEnroe.

When he was 12 or so he had a tantrum on the court and his parents took his racket away for 6 weeks. They told him that if he lost control again, it would be for 6 months.
He did lose it--- and they followed through, adding that the next time it would be 6 years.

That was it.





Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 12, 2018 12:49 PM (Rxduq)

507 Almost 29 years ago, I actually recall the Fuller Brush guy. I was mesmerized by the array of brushes in his display case.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2018 11:59 AM (vfOIM)

The brush to clean the brush-cleaning brush is a real doozy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2018 12:49 PM (iwUO9)

508
But yeah, smacking your kid in public nowadays is likely to get you a visit from the police.
Posted by: GMan at October 12, 2018 12:47 PM (sxq57)

As it should, to be honest. I've seen some really unstable people beating on their kids in grocery stores and whatnot. If they're willing to smack a kid in public for grabbing at a box of cereal, I can't imagine what they'd do at home.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 12, 2018 12:49 PM (GBteo)

509 This is an experience to which I cannot at all relate.

Well it takes both working together in love and trust and they each need to be reasonably sane. If none of that is true, it just cannot work.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 12:49 PM (39g3+)

510 496 Harry, I tried that, I would just get snickers personally , I would have to turn around and go home if Dad wasn't there to Really drive the Yell home.
Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:47 PM (dPd5y)

Obviously your kids are smarter than I was.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 12, 2018 12:50 PM (GBteo)

511 505 The difference was that I never doubted my mother loved me.

I got the impression my father reluctantly tolerated me and my brother Brian. He was different with the only girl in the family and in the youngest boy. He did apparently mellow but only after the damage had been done to me and Brian.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:47 PM (bcbK

I never doubted that my mother hated me as a kid.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:49 PM (NWiLs)

Oof, that's tough, my dude.

At least I had one parent to trust.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:50 PM (bcbK8)

512 Another good one is when you're 16 or 17 and feeling froggy, and find out the old man was paying attention to the moves on the Gillette Friday night fights.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 12, 2018 12:50 PM (xzqr4)

513 501 490 Not raise, not discipline - break.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:39 PM (NWiLs)

Same reason some people kick their dog.
Posted by: ScoggDog at October 12, 2018 12:46 PM (33O8j)

After owning a dog now, I understand the urge to kick sometimes and I understand why it's wrong.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:48 PM (bcbK

You aren't a sadistic asshole.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:50 PM (NWiLs)

514 She lives in Bejing and hates white nations.

And nobody is an environmentally conscious as the Chinese.

Nobody.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2018 12:50 PM (hp16o)

515 fixerupper I agree, I wish people wouldn't divorce unless in swevere grievance if they have kids. my bio dad was eveil and physically harmed everyone so I get that, but most divorces are reconcilable differences and ignoring the needs of the other spouse.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:51 PM (dPd5y)

516 Our parents operated by the rule of 3. Get told do/don't do 3 times-- if you didn't comply, then your ass was grass.

And they ALWAYS followed through.


Ha.

I tell my oldest 3x, then give him *one* more chance as I count. He knows not to let me get to 3. Most of the time I get "one" out and he's doing what he's supposed to.

But yeah, the 3x thing. Nothing drives me more nuts than telling the kids to do something over and over. I've been telling them since they could understand "I shouldn't have to tell you 5x to do this."

Posted by: GMan at October 12, 2018 12:51 PM (sxq57)

517 DOW "filled the gap" and went negative, now we'll see if it can turn and give us a happy ending ... to the week. Or more gloom ...

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2018 12:51 PM (Cus5s)

518 Janitors for the AFL-CIO vote to walkout; Say AFL-CIO is lousy employer

Locked in a bitter internal battle over how to withstand an onslaught of attacks from anti-union groups and the Trump administration, the largest U.S. union federation could soon face a walkout by its own employees.

On Tuesday, AFL-CIO employees represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), unanimously voted to authorize a strike. The vote by union members, including about 50 janitors, secretaries and accountants for the AFL-CIO, empowers union leaders to set a date for a walkout. Beyond the significance of labor unrest at one of America's most prominent labor groups, if the union members do strike, the Communications Workers of America's Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild expects that most of its roughly 125 members at the AFL-CIO will also refuse to work, according to its executive director, Cet Parks.

Posted by: undocumented illegal so-called Internet Influencer at October 12, 2018 12:51 PM (e8kgV)

519 Nood

AZ Cray-Cray Sen candidate with the stripper name

Posted by: DocJ at October 12, 2018 12:51 PM (NYS7S)

520 And on that happy note: Nood.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:52 PM (bcbK8)

521 At least I had one parent to trust.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2018 12:50 PM (bcbK

It's good you had a refuge. Seriously. When you're scared shitless of one parent and can't go to the other for help, well, it sucks.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 12, 2018 12:52 PM (NWiLs)

522 i'm sorry many of you had bad parents, I was lucky to have my mom.

Posted by: willow at October 12, 2018 12:52 PM (dPd5y)

523 >>I HATE YOU DADDY!!!!


Muqing's Daddy, after he slaps her: "Muqing? Things got a little out of hand. It's just this warwhite country and that lying son of a bitch JohnsonW and . . I would never hurt you. You know that."

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2018 12:52 PM (W+vEI)

524 Nood. Ace is awake.

Posted by: HH at October 12, 2018 12:52 PM (mIJBI)

525 To refine it a bit further, it sounds like she ran it through a Progressive Grievance Generator on the internet.


Posted by: bluebell


Any sufficiently-advanced progressivism is indistinguishable from a poorly-coded bot.

Posted by: not Arthur C. Clarke at October 12, 2018 12:53 PM (P1f+c)

526 When our parents are violent and abusive to us, it's painful knowing that they're so unstable and toxic bc of the violence whiteness has inflicted on them --- and that whiteness has stolen our chance at a fully healthy relationship with our parents bc of how broken they've become.

"He beats me because he loves me."
--Tragic abused victim logic

"He beats me because white people."
--Woke SJW logic

Posted by: bonhomme at October 12, 2018 12:53 PM (9qZ3S)

527 My parents would threaten to boof in my direction...straightened right up I did.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel and Justice Kavanaugh at October 12, 2018 12:53 PM (xm5UF)

528 I wonder how Muquing Zhang feels about Lon Chaney?

Larry, Mow and Curly?

Mardi Gras?

The Bermuda Triangle?

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2018 12:54 PM (m45I2)

529

The difference was that I never doubted my mother loved me.


Mumsey hated my guts. When I was about 16, she got a couple of drinks in her and launched in on me for something one night. She gathered up every ounce of venom she could direct at me and screamed, "I HATE YOU!!!"


I just looked at her and said, "Yeah, I know."


I can still hear that sometimes. Thanks a lot, God. Thanks a lot.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2018 12:54 PM (HaL55)

530 Meh ... my parents were OK. Wasn't Ozzie and Harriett - but honestly - I can't stand most of those Norman Rockwell Oh So Perfect fuckers anyway.

Besides - you can't survive like that long in the Trailer Park anyway.

Posted by: ScoggDog at October 12, 2018 12:54 PM (33O8j)

531 Colorado Planned Parenthood executives, with help from President Donald Trump's labor board appointees, are fighting their health center workers' unionization efforts in a case that could set a precedent for workers' rights nationwide.

The case is Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood Inc. v. SEIU.

Staff for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, in coordination with SEIU Local 105, won the election for their union in December 2017. But shortly after the vote to unionize, Planned Parenthood leadership, instead of recognizing the new unit, turned to the Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board to challenge the outcome. The Planned Parenthood bosses won the first round, and the appeal will now move to the full five-member labor board.

Posted by: undocumented illegal so-called Internet Influencer at October 12, 2018 12:55 PM (e8kgV)

532 Sometimes that screaming child has Aspergers or High Functioning Autism, and there is nothing the parents can do to calm the child.

Have a little sympathy and empathy. Not all of us have perfect children like you do, and it's not the parents fault.

Posted by: ddad99 at October 12, 2018 12:10 PM (Y1XJk)

Laudanum.

Or leave the little bastard at home if it is not civilized.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2018 12:55 PM (iwUO9)

533 Growing up in the 70s and 80s, divorce, drug use, infidelity, etc. were pretty much the norm in parenting circles, so they pretty much had zero fucking credibility. We Xers pretty much raised ourselves.

To borrow a phrase from Bart Simpson, I preferred my parents' crappy underparenting to my parents' crappy overparenting.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 12, 2018 12:56 PM (hqZPQ)

534 >>Typed on a smartphone, over an internet, with electricity, brought to you by Art History majors.

With products from companies who don't let engineers anywhere near the controls.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2018 12:56 PM (/tuJf)

535 Muqing (or, as I'm going to call her from now on, "Mooky") is crazier than a shithouse rat.

Her Twatter feed is a veritable encyclopedia of mental illness and bigotry. I mean, you could write a whole new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders just from her twats.

I especially liked this gem:

"White ppl got us lactose intolerant POC hooked on tasty cheeses, ice cream, & dairy; shitting ourselves in pain; harming our health (dairy is SO unhealthy -- all bc whites decided to drink cow breastmilk while our ancestors were minding their business eating meat, grains, veggies."


Yes, dear. It's all white people's fault that you get to be a law student, rather than being a starving peasant pumping out 15 kids in the hope that one survives, or, alternatively, being some rich dude's playtoy with your feet bound so tightly that you can't even walk.

Planes are leaving for China on an hourly basis, dear.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 12, 2018 12:57 PM (vOkuK)

536 The Kirby also has fewer metal parts.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 12, 2018 12:57 PM (Z4rgH)

537 > When our parents are violent and abusive to us, it's painful knowing that they're so unstable and toxic bc of the violence whiteness has inflicted on them

Translation: "Daddy expected me to work in the family laundromat after school. AND clean my room. AND help with the housework."



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 12, 2018 12:59 PM (vOkuK)

538 Ooh, some kid is disturbing the Alberta guy's peace and quiet. You should carry an ice pick and offer on the spot lobotomies!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 12, 2018 12:59 PM (hqZPQ)

539 Well that chart explains why Dems/Bernie think they can give stuff away. They have no math smarts. Or business smarts. Or economic knowledge about supply and demand.

I guess Accounting falls as a sub category, bcz didn't see it.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at October 12, 2018 12:59 PM (/OEmT)

540 HGG was kind of like Dr. Who. A fantasy of get off this planet and let it go down the drain for all I care.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2018 01:00 PM (/qEW2)

541 I'm gonna rant here a moment.

During the MLB playoffs where football is about as welcome as a goiter, they ran this obnoxious ad over and over. A guy is in a diner. The football game is on the TV. Guy asks "is anybody watching that?"

Haggard, whiskey voiced wait broad starts to berate him about how great the NFL is and how wonderful the upcoming game is, and how everyone watches and she's watching and she ends with a sarcastic sneer: "is anybody watching" mocking him.

First off, nobody is watching. clearly. You can tell, there are like 5 people in that place, including annoying no-tip waitress, and plainly not a single one of them are actually watching.

Second, how is this supposed to get fans back or get people to watch the NFL? Watch or you get berated by underpaid worn out harpies?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2018 01:00 PM (39g3+)

542 Did anyone hear from Weasel?

Is he home?

Did electricity ever come back on in his hotel last night?

What about damage to his house?

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at October 12, 2018 01:01 PM (/OEmT)

543 > She lives in Bejing and hates white nations.


I don't recall lush, expansive lawns being a major feature of Beijing.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 12, 2018 01:05 PM (vOkuK)

544 Great Post as always OM.

These are my fav. And not just bcz of the Gorilla. I always like the content. Good balance of fun, serious, and other.

Posted by: platypus, gumdrop gorilla channel at October 12, 2018 01:05 PM (/OEmT)

545 Nood.

Kyrghizstan Sinsemilla or whatever her name is has stepped even further in it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 12, 2018 01:08 PM (vOkuK)

546 478 https://lithub.com/mia-the-liberal-men-we-love/

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You gotta read this.

Progressive women (all mostly likely white and upper class) are screaming so much about how awful men are that the men in their lives are leaving them because of it.

And the problem is the men.

It's good stuff.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at October 12, 2018 12:44 PM (9ZlHt)


LOL. Pretentious much?

Posted by: rickl at October 12, 2018 01:09 PM (xjiRE)

547 Didn't look thru 500+ comments, but, even at a 1.6:1 ratio for engineering, Democrats to Republicans, we are still losing. The world of academia is a dangerous place for any conservative discussions, even in engineering. I'm in a major university industrial advisory panel, and I see the creeping socialism into engineering every time we meet.

Posted by: Jimmy Doolittle at October 12, 2018 02:10 PM (uQ2aG)

548 MAMAS DONT LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE LIBERALS,THEY'LL ONLY WHINE SNIVEL AND WEEP,AND YOU'LL NEVER GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP

Posted by: Tamaa the Bird 1000 Voices at October 12, 2018 04:31 PM (wGqjj)

549 Are the original gorilla pundit's rants on twitter? I know there's a gorilla pundit that's not this one on twitter, but these should be there.

Posted by: Wysiwyg Mtwzzyzx at October 12, 2018 05:03 PM (98Feg)

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