Bifurcated ONT - Comments

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Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:47 PM (dczB+)

2 Stupid

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 15, 2018 09:47 PM (aA3+G)

3 I was first on the other thread, the one with content, but I got an error message - THREAD CLOSED.

WTH?

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:48 PM (dczB+)

4 First I bifurcated, then I sharted. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (Tyii7)

5 What's going on???

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (kufk0)

6 Rod Serling just bummed a smoke from me.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (9Om/r)

7 They're still gonna bitch you know.

Posted by: buzzion at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (WaxcS)

8 It is closed. No comments down there. Comments up here.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (JP6CH)

9 This thread is overruled.

Posted by: Judge Humuhumunukunukuapua'a at November 15, 2018 09:49 PM (DTX3h)

10 Wow. Weird Dave is Bi. Never saw that coming. Yeah, I know, phrasing.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 09:50 PM (fZ7Wr)

11 Bifurcated. This could be a new look for me.

Posted by: The Man On The White Ottoman at November 15, 2018 09:52 PM (DMUuz)

12 Bifu, bifu. What the fu?

Posted by: RI Ref at November 15, 2018 09:52 PM (9pTdO)

13 Well I was saying content was overrated anyway...

Posted by: Garbone at November 15, 2018 09:52 PM (9dH/8)

14 In the last week or so my, three-ish year old, Kindle Fire has suddenly started losing it's charge really fast. As in, with the wi-fi off it goes from 100% to zero in a couple hours.

Has anyone else had the same problem?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 15, 2018 09:53 PM (uquGJ)

15 This ONT is off to an inauspicious start. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at November 15, 2018 09:54 PM (Tyii7)

16 6: berserker, was it a winston?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 09:54 PM (KP5rU)

17 I read the bifurcated content.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 15, 2018 09:54 PM (rnAwa)

18 "If the string stretched between the Dixie cups that you use for an ISP can't handle it, don't click." Some of us would have a fast internet connection if it was available. Living in the boonies, relatively speaking, cable doesn't come to my house, and the wireless ISP's want too much $ for too little service. So I'm forced to suffer with crappy DSL. It gets the job done for my business needs, such as paying the bills, but streaming? Not gonna happen.
So make fun all you want, but the fact is, in some places, broadband is not reasonably available. Note that I said "REASONABLY". I could pay a bundle for a little bit of service every month, but it's not worth it.

Posted by: yyymale at November 15, 2018 09:55 PM (XPZ2B)

19 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 15, 2018 09:55 PM (CLcKT)

20 "They slow down my 1200 baud modem! Boo!"
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Wait...1200 Baud?!

Crap. Well that explains why I'm always 200 comments late.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, using 110 Baud acoustic coupler at November 15, 2018 09:55 PM (CDGwz)

21 Uhhhh, OK.

Posted by: Bert G at November 15, 2018 09:56 PM (OMsf+)

22 That ONT gave me a seizure.

Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 09:56 PM (xPl2J)

23 Bifurcated. Like with a tongue?

Posted by: Hillary Rodham Clinton at November 15, 2018 09:56 PM (DMUuz)

24 Wierd Dave, I haven't smoked pot in like forever, I mean ever. But tonight's ONT feels like I might have.

Posted by: RI Red at November 15, 2018 09:56 PM (9pTdO)

25 Google fiber rocks!

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 09:56 PM (kufk0)

26 Well, this is an interesting development. A girl doesn't get in a situation like this every day.
Not on the ONT, anyway.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (dczB+)

27 That parking one can't be real.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (hgUZZ)

28 22; just watch until you need those blue stroke glasses. heard they're making a fashion comeback.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (KP5rU)

29 That scaredy-cat was CUTE!

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (kufk0)

30 Bitching? Ha

Posted by: Bank of America at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (aA3+G)

31 the last week or so my, three-ish year old, Kindle Fire has suddenly started losing it's charge really fast. As in, with the wi-fi off it goes from 100% to zero in a couple hours.

Has anyone else had the same problem?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 15, 2018 09:53 PM (uquGJ)

Yes. Pull it off the charger, make dinner, sit down to eat and read and the charge is now at 80%. Wife's doing the same thing. Mine is a 2017 model and her's is a 2014.

Probably Amazon spyware.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (fZ7Wr)

32 In the last week or so my, three-ish year old, Kindle Fire has suddenly started losing it's charge really fast. As in, with the wi-fi off it goes from 100% to zero in a couple hours.

Has anyone else had the same problem?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette
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When I have trouble with a slow fire, I usually huff and puff on it for a while. Don't use gasoline.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, missing eyebrows at November 15, 2018 09:58 PM (CDGwz)

33 I checked out the gifs

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (XZ3Gp)

34 Dimmy, why you do this too me Dimmy.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (K22Va)

35 Bill Mitchell @mitchellvii
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Gillum gained 45,000 votes from "found votes" in Broward County. A machine recount netted him ONE vote.

ONE.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (BqBId)

36 Ooooookay then.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (NWiLs)

37 Snow flurries in North Georgia.

It's really cold here, too, but all we're getting is rain.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (dczB+)

38 Dems know they're not going to win the FL races. But they now know what they can get away with in 2020.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 15, 2018 10:00 PM (hgUZZ)

39
So make fun all you want, but the fact is, in some places, broadband is not reasonably available. Note that I said "REASONABLY". I could pay a bundle for a little bit of service every month, but it's not worth it.
Posted by: yyymale


This calls for another Manhattan Project!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:00 PM (aKsyK)

40 Huh, that thread took up 1.59 GB

Posted by: t-bird at November 15, 2018 10:00 PM (DCYln)

41 Combat tactics, Mr. Ryan. By turning the previous thread into the path of the GIFs, WeirdDave closed the distance before it could comment on itself.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (t+qrx)

42 Is that one vote gained in addition to the 45,000 or in place of the 45,000 "found" votes?

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (kufk0)

43 Yeah, Fuck It All.

I'm feeling that right now re: politics and news in general.

Posted by: shibumi at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (z1Dz9)

44 Breaking911 @breaking9111
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#BREAKING: Officials say at least 631 people are missing in deadly Camp Fire in Northern California; death toll at 63
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This is just....... I can't even find the words

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Ill Girlffriend at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (BqBId)

45 I was first on the other thread, the one with content

...that you didn't read...

Posted by: t-bird at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (DCYln)

46 I approve of this gif-free comment zone.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:01 PM (sdi6R)

47 I don't think I approve of bifornicating

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:02 PM (XZ3Gp)

48 Hand recount. I still have only two.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:02 PM (aKsyK)

49 I woulda been1st! But I had to lookup the meaning of "bifurcated" to make sure I wanted to be 1st.

Posted by: tbodie at November 15, 2018 10:02 PM (wyNrR)

50 Gillum gained 45,000 votes from "found votes" in Broward County. A machine recount netted him ONE vote.

You gonna trust a machine or ME?!

Posted by: Brenda Snipes at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (DCYln)

51 Figures. The night my internet goes slow is the night we get an ONT that's loaded up with pics. I don't know whether it's the Windows security update that installed last night as I went to bed (and which Windows 10 pretends to roll back without actually doing so), or something with my ISP. But my already slow internet connection has been ridiculously slow tonight.
I'm angling toward it having something to do with Windows 10, given how many Windows applications that apparently automatically run themselves in the background (like Photo, Skype, and Cortana) are all listed as "Suspended" in Task Manager. But I'm not completely certain that it's the update that's at fault.

Posted by: junior at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (jCBYr)

52 That's our WeirdDave, the guy with the solutions!

BTW, I enjoyed the gifs.

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (4HMW8)

53 Imagine we had a popular vote election for potus. You'd have this blatant fraud happening in every Dem run precinct across the country. Even in Wyoming there'd be "found" votes at 3am on election night in certain precincts.

Putting side the obvious reasons to oppose a popular vote, this is why I 10000% oppose it. It would be virtually impossible for a Republican to win due to the cheating.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (hgUZZ)

54 Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (dczB+)

We're just south of Houston and had to scrape the windshield yesterday morning because of frost. Weather app today said it was 37 degrees at nearly 9:30 this morning. At least I'm missing the snow my friends from Missouri are sending pictures of.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (uquGJ)

55 Camp Fire in No Cal is going to have a lot of deaths - Paradise was a popular retirement community and many of them did not get out of their trailers in time. Very very tragic.

Posted by: IC at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (4lu7W)

56 Hey everybody.

I know I should have put this below in the Hillary thread, but I missed that, so I thought it would be worthwhile to place it here in the ONT. (Yes, it's from Quora and yes, I upvoted it.)

* * * *

Do Bill and Hillary Clinton have an agreement at this point to stay together simply to keep up appearances?

Miki Fenn, studied History Education at Columbia College Answered 26m ago

I don't think they stay together to keep up appearances. I believe there are two reasons why they stayed married. First, Hillary thought being married to Bill would help her win the election. Obviously it didn't.

Legally they are better off married because it is illegal for a spouse to have to testify in Court against their spouse. I'm sure Bill and Hillary know a lot about each other. Marriage means they will never have to testify under oath in a Court of Law about what the other did.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (miE9U)

57 Calvin Ball was apparently born in Broward County.

Posted by: Zombie Ronald Reagan at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (yScAF)

58 Anecdotally, as a person who is self employed, I want a t-shirt that says "Fuck You Pay Me."

I learned in a handy blue Brooks Brothers book on Being a Lady that a Lady does NOT wear t-shirts with writing on them.

So. Not. A. Lady.

Posted by: shibumi at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (z1Dz9)

59 Need long cat.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (aKsyK)

60 Off political sock

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (yScAF)

61

Great ONT, WD. Those gifs are a hoot and a holler.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (HaL55)

62 I'm afraid to ask, but have there been TwatterDouches saying something along the lines of "Let the Deplorables Burn?"

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 15, 2018 10:05 PM (hgUZZ)

63 The only good part about living in this leftist city is the access to great technology, like lightning fast internet speeds, great cell signals, and WiFi everywhere.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:05 PM (kufk0)

64 Need long cat.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (aKsyK)


But not the long cat we need.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:05 PM (t+qrx)

65 The only good part about living in this leftist city
is the access to great technology, like lightning fast internet speeds,
great cell signals, and WiFi everywhere.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:05 PM (kufk0)



I have all that, and I live in Po-Dunk Red-land.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:06 PM (lwiT4)

66 Do Bill and Hillary Clinton have an agreement at this point to stay together simply to keep up appearances?

It has been a business arrangement for a long time imho.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:06 PM (K22Va)

67 Great ONT, WD. Those gifs are a hoot and a holler.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 10:04 PM (HaL55)


Agreed. I liked the one with the owl.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:06 PM (t+qrx)

68 38. Agreed. Desantis is a trump conservative. He has to straighten this crap out for 2020. Appoint lawyers and get rid of those awful women. Alao pick a assertive SOS

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:06 PM (Ae45Z)

69
I'm afraid to ask, but have there been TwatterDouches saying something along the lines of "Let the Deplorables Burn?"

Posted by: Lurking Lurker


That's one of the nicer things they say.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (aKsyK)

70 #BREAKING: Officials say at least 631 people are missing in deadly Camp Fire in Northern California; death toll at 63


Pacific Gas and Electric is fucked.

Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (xPl2J)

71 If the ability to hold a charge has changed so quickly, then it will continue to deteriorate.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (rnAwa)

72 Shovelled 4-6 inches of wet snow off the driveway. Luckily hubby came home early to take over most of it

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (XZ3Gp)

73 Do Bill and Hillary Clinton have an agreement at this point to stay together simply to keep up appearances?


He's the beard in this relationship.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (dczB+)

74 Do Bill and Hillary Clinton have an agreement at this point to stay together simply to keep up appearances?

They make more money together than apart.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (K22Va)

75 So when are they going to call Florida?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (lwiT4)

76 63. Sell your soul to get faster netflix downloads?

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (Ae45Z)

77 Yea, it ain't always the device you run that causes the problems with gifs.

I live out in the woods; my internet speed occasionally gets all the way up to the 1.5 mpbs we pay for, but not often. It hovers just below one, as a rule.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (90KoH)

78 Very impressive technical solution.

Great ONT. Thank you.
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Posted by: Iris at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (6lKe4)

79 I left work at 5:30 and didn't have too much trouble getting home. The traffic had thinned out somewhat by then, I take it. Unplowed side streets were slippery, but the main roads weren't too bad.

This storm took everyone by surprise. It was just supposed to snow about an inch in the morning and then change over to rain. It didn't start changing over until late afternoon, by which time 3-4" of snow had accumulated.

Accuweather is still calling for it to warm up and change to rain during the night, so hopefully most of it will be gone in the morning.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:09 PM (sdi6R)

80 Bill and Hill have a Mutually Assured Destruction relationship.

Posted by: davidt at November 15, 2018 10:09 PM (5xuaW)

81 Pacific Gas and Electric is fucked.
Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (xPl2J)

So is California. They will financially destroy PG&E and the state will take over the power. Then, it'll be like a little bit of Venezuela and a little bit of Afghanistan.

Posted by: Roy at November 15, 2018 10:09 PM (ABjxW)

82 55. God spoke. Cal has gone too far

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:10 PM (Ae45Z)

83 My favorite "add some arms" gif is the one with the two-legged dog.

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:10 PM (4HMW8)

84 Best. ONT. Ever.

Both of 'em.

Posted by: filbert at November 15, 2018 10:10 PM (953wK)

85 Wish I hadn't read the Calvin and Hobbes / Watterson article. Takes some of the enjoyment away from the genius of C&H.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (2DOZq)

86 75. The governor is done. Not called, cause Gillum wont concede. But the gov race is excluded from the hand recount. Should be certified Tuesday, and then he would have to file a challenge within ten days of that.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (fYi9j)

87 So when are they going to call Florida?
Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:08 PM (lwiT4)


If they wait until after 11 it's cheaper.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (t+qrx)

88 I live out in the woods; my internet speed occasionally gets all the way up to the 1.5 mpbs we pay for, but not often. It hovers just below one, as a rule.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor
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We pay for 1000mpbs and we get pretty close to it, upload and download speeds.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (kufk0)

89 65; here too, grammie.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (KP5rU)

90 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:03 PM (miE9U)

Why not spend the entire night at the other site?

Posted by: Bank of America at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (aA3+G)

91 81. Tourism dollars going down, only thing rhat wakes up cal marxists. Sadly too many dumbass republicans still will shell out to wear mickey mouse ears

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (Ae45Z)

92 *Tonight's ONT brought to you buy the Horde Anti-Gif Mafia:*

Heh, WD and his dalmation. Should do an appearence in the Pet Thread.

Posted by: tbodie at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (wyNrR)

93 Crossing the T or capping the T is a classic naval warfare tactic used from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries, in which a line of warships crosses in front of a line of enemy ships, allowing the crossing line to bring all their guns to bear while receiving fire from only the forward guns of the enemy.
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"Crossing the T or capping the T is a classic naval warfare tactic used from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries, in which a line of warships crosses in front of a line of enemy ships, allowing the crossing line to bring all their guns to bear while receiving fire from only the forward guns of the enemy"

One of the Navy guys can expand on this...except perhaps that dentist fellow. He can probably draw some sort of crossbite/orthodonture analogy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:12 PM (xSo9G)

94 Hah! Bette Middler getting slammed on twitter for being a vulgar old biddy.

Posted by: IC at November 15, 2018 10:12 PM (4lu7W)

95 *dons tin-foil hat*

Sometimes, we may reasonably suspect there may be arson involved with some fires. Could someone have purposely sabotaged equipment at PG&E so that it would start a fire?

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:13 PM (4HMW8)

96 Hammer, did you post a veterans day story?

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:14 PM (K22Va)

97 Then, it'll be like a little bit of Venezuela and a little bit of Afghanistan.
Posted by: Roy at November 15, 2018 10:09 PM (ABjxW)




So, it'll be just like Gray Davis is governor again?


Yes, I had a one bedroom apartment and $450 electric bill in those days.

Posted by: Bert G at November 15, 2018 10:14 PM (OMsf+)

98 Nice redundant post, Hammer. Try again.
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Combat tactics, Mr. Ryan. By turning the previous thread into the path of the GIFs, WeirdDave closed the distance before it could comment on itself.
Posted by: hogmartin
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"Crossing the T or capping the T is a classic naval warfare tactic used from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries, in which a line of warships crosses in front of a line of enemy ships, allowing the crossing line to bring all their guns to bear while receiving fire from only the forward guns of the enemy."

One of the Navy guys can expand on this...except perhaps that dentist fellow. He can probably draw some sort of crossbite/orthodonture analogy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:14 PM (xSo9G)

99 95
*dons tin-foil hat*



Sometimes, we may reasonably suspect there may be arson involved
with some fires. Could someone have purposely sabotaged equipment at
PGE so that it would start a fire?

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:13 PM (4HMW


Allah Ackbar

Posted by: ISIS at November 15, 2018 10:14 PM (5xuaW)

100 So where am I supposed to be???

Posted by: Diogenes at November 15, 2018 10:15 PM (0tfLf)

101 Wandering the land of Gif's.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (SzQWn)

102 Love the gifs. Holy cow, WD!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (TdMsT)

103 Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (kufk0)

Yea but you live in a leftist hellhole and I am in a deep red paradise!

I don't have much trouble with out internet speed, but we can't stream anything, so Thor had to go back to getting old-school discs from Netflix!

I can't upload anything though, can't even email pictures!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (90KoH)

104 One of the Navy guys can expand on this...except perhaps that dentist fellow. He can probably draw some sort of crossbite/orthodonture analogy.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:14 PM (xSo9G)


I bet he could do one up on capping the teeth.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (t+qrx)

105 Bifurcated.

For plausible deniability.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (8iiMU)

106 Howdy, Infidel!

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (4HMW8)

107 Bank of America, because I KNOW you guys, for one thing.

And on a lot of things, your answers are better. I can get a personalized response to things here, on topics like how best to cook my steak, or the Horde's best custard recipe. Can't get that at Quora and never will be able to, and I don't wanna get all my advice from strangers. :-)

It's nice to have an online family as well, and you guys more or less fit that category...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (miE9U)

108 Sometimes, we may reasonably suspect there may be arson involved with some fires. Could someone have purposely sabotaged equipment at PG&E so that it would start a fire?
Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:13 PM (4HMW

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I just wonder whether they were allowed to bury power lines or not. If Kali wouldn't allow it, then they too are at fault, right.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:17 PM (ffYR/)

109 Gerard at American Digest has another heart rending story. This one about an apple orchard, run by 4 generations of the same family. They lost everything but the orchard survived because he'd set up a fire break and there wasn't any dry fuel for the fire.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 15, 2018 10:17 PM (Lqy/e)

110 Say, do we have any Morons in the Phoenix area? I'm going to be there Thanksgiving week.

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:17 PM (4HMW8)

111 Sometimes, we may reasonably suspect there may be arson involved with some fires. Could someone have purposely sabotaged equipment at PG&E so that it would start a fire?
Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:13 PM (4HMW

they are banking the whole PGE is responsible thing from the report that they saw a short in a line near where the fire started.

But, if a fire started, then burned down a pole, the lines often melt together, causing a short... which is then detected.

The question become, which is cause, which is effect.

Posted by: Don Q. at November 15, 2018 10:18 PM (NgKpN)

112 Also, wanted to share:

Prayers are appreciated, but not for the usual thing...

I found out my 17-year-old nephew, Chase, is joining the Army when he graduates high school. He wants the training, the skills and thinks the GI Bill sounds like a good deal.

I'm so proud of him. Of course me and my mom (his grandmother) are also a bit worried about him. But oh man, I think he's gonna be okay, both as a person and career-wise. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:18 PM (miE9U)

113 True Tammy.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 15, 2018 10:18 PM (kufk0)

114 112. Fantastic!

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (fYi9j)

115 I know it's ONT, but can I ask for some prayers/ good thoughts for hubby? He is worried about possible layoffs coming at his company.
Thanks much.

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (XZ3Gp)

116 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:16 PM (90KoH)

I can relate
Wish I could go to dial up instead of this broadband shit I have

Posted by: Bank of America at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

117 Qdpsteve, congrats to your nephew!

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (4HMW8)

118
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:18 PM (miE9U)

Congratulations!

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (dczB+)

119 Of course the CA fires are tragic but forest fires are a fact of nature just like Hurricanes and tornadoes. You must prepare not like it may happen but that it will happen. In the case of forest fires though most of the prep and prevention should be by the government because of logistics. CA sucks at it.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (2DOZq)

120 Hammer, did you post a veterans day story?
Posted by: dartist
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Yup. Stand by for link.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (xSo9G)

121 Votermom, of course!

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (4HMW8)

122 I learned in a handy blue Brooks Brothers book on Being a Lady that a Lady does NOT wear t-shirts with writing on them.

So. Not. A. Lady.
Posted by: shibumi


Yes, didn't we have fun at the Brooks Brothers store last Sunday?

Shibumi had them laughing so hard, they didn't want her to leave.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (S6Pax)

123 I know it's ONT, but can I ask for some prayers/ good thoughts for hubby? He is worried about possible layoffs coming at his company.
Thanks much.
Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (XZ3Gp)


Of course you can. BECAUSE it's ONT.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (t+qrx)

124 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:18 PM (miE9U)



That's wonderful! My son went in at 17 as well. He loved it. (until Obama)



Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (lwiT4)

125 cali as a functioning state is fucked. pg&e will go bankrupt. that's a given. gavin newsome and crew running the power grid will make venezuela look like a model of efficiency. not a fucking chance.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:20 PM (KP5rU)

126 Qdpsteve, your nephew sounds like a great young man. Congrats!

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (XZ3Gp)

127 Nick, Emmie and ALH, thanks!

For a while it looked like Chase was going to become another chronically unemployed/underemployed, barely educated video game addict. Talk about unmotivated and lazy.

Whatever happened, I'm so thankful, to God and everyone else who put him on the right path. Miracles DO happen!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (miE9U)

128 Nice GIFs.

They were hilarious, at one point I giffawed. The ONT was truly the gif that kept on giffing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (DEzr3)

129 Bifurcated.
For her pleasure.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (8iiMU)

130 Votermom - done!

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (lwiT4)

131 gramme and votermom, thanks!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (miE9U)

132 As if this isn't confusing enough, I got to the acecomments page for the GIF-heavy post. If I try to comment, will I be banned? Not gonna try. Just wondering because that's what I do.

Howdy, y'all. Weird Dave weird enough for us tonight?

Posted by: bifurcated mindful webworker at November 15, 2018 10:21 PM (aowex)

133 70 #BREAKING: Officials say at least 631 people are missing in deadly Camp Fire in Northern California; death toll at 63


Pacific Gas and Electric is fucked.
Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (xPl2J)


Ironically, Cal State civil workers pension fund is probably very heavily invested in them.

Too big to fail.

Tax payers grandchildren in Alabama will pay for this.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 15, 2018 10:22 PM (1g7ch)

134 thanks guys!!

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at November 15, 2018 10:22 PM (XZ3Gp)

135 Just in case I missed anyone, thanks to everyone, now and all of tonight, for your good wishes and congratulations about my nephew.

Who knows, maybe I can get him to join us here in the gray boxes one night. We will see. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:23 PM (miE9U)

136 Drinking Emerson cocktails tonight

with roasted branzino topped with a cilantro-mint vinaigrette.


The Bonus! Our youngest cooked the meal!


Posted by: naturalfake at November 15, 2018 10:23 PM (CRRq9)

137 Walking can be challenging while wearing bifurcatol glasses.

Posted by: davidt at November 15, 2018 10:23 PM (5xuaW)

138 Isn't Bifurcatol for people over 29?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (8iiMU)

139 roasted branzino topped with a cilantro-mint vinaigrette.



Is that a type of food?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (lwiT4)

140 It was the picture at the top of the other thread - from a 1950s anti-communist pamphlet titled "How red is the little red schoolhouse?" (Birtcher buddy, you had no idea) that gave me the idea for the ONT, because, as I said, I had a lot of gifs piling up. So I 'shopped it to fit the subject and here we are. I've been doing this for a couple of years now, it's hard to come up with new ideas for ONTs.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (JP6CH)

141 Posted by: Bank of America at November 15, 2018 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

Our electric co-op is going to be offering internet within a year or two, which ought to fix us right up.

And didn't The Trumpenator OK a yuuuge, really bigly grant for improving broadband for us bumpkins?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (90KoH)

142


Prayers up for qdpsteve and VM's hubster.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (HaL55)

143 Backwards, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:25 PM (miE9U)

144 I needed a few chuckles. The tp one had me going for a while. The trunk full of snow was humorous too.

Posted by: Agitator at November 15, 2018 10:25 PM (atO6j)

145 you know, the hq should not be in the business of fighting darwinism. really should be in the business of giving it a boost.

having threads programmed for the lowest common denominator is merely delaying the inevitable walk with the kids in the woods.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:25 PM (MTjB1)

146 Is that a type of food?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (lwiT4



Nope.

It's a movie starring Nicholas Cage!

Posted by: naturalfake at November 15, 2018 10:25 PM (CRRq9)

147 Prayers are appreciated, but not for the usual thing...



I found out my 17-year-old nephew, Chase, is joining the Army when
he graduates high school. He wants the training, the skills and thinks
the GI Bill sounds like a good deal.



I'm so proud of him. Of course me and my mom (his grandmother) are
also a bit worried about him. But oh man, I think he's gonna be okay,
both as a person and career-wise. :-)

Not sure how it applies now, but in the early 70's when a lot of my buddies were getting draft numbers, a bunch of buddies and I enlisted. Best thing I ever did. He'll be ok and come back a better, stronger person.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:26 PM (K22Va)

148 I've been doing this for a couple of years now, it's hard to come up with new ideas for ONTs.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (JP6CH)


We could do high school yearbook pictures. I'd kill to see some of those.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:26 PM (lwiT4)

149 I'm not sure this format is gonna work, but I'm not complaining.

Posted by: Max Power at November 15, 2018 10:26 PM (QCc6B)

150 Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (JP6CH)

Every ONT you do is First Class, Dave. This one is no different!

My love to Gingy, please.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:26 PM (90KoH)

151 Ingraham discussing what a crap Avennati is. Almost too much to repeat

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (L01V2)

152 I have never bifurcated a woman.

Posted by: Creepy porn lawyer at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (aKsyK)

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (mUa7G)

154 Hammer, did you post a veterans day story?
Posted by: dartist
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Yup. Stand by for link.

#251 https://preview.tinyurl.com/ya97znny

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (CDGwz)

155 Great news, qdpsteve! Prayers up for Chase, and voterdad, too.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (90KoH)

156 Ingraham is a fraud

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (Ae45Z)

157 Yep. Beat it like there is yummy candy inside

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (mUa7G)

158 *looks at content*

JEEZUS-Fcukin' CHRIST!!

Posted by: DMO at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (Bqoi/)

159 Another question from Quora, and then I promise to never bring that site up again tonight:

"Would you work as a personal aide of Donald Trump for a year if you would be paid $200k, even if you disagree with his politics? Why? "

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (miE9U)

160 I came up in blood-red, G-d fearing, churchgoing Park County CO, back before CO was a blue state overrun by sodomites.

If the nonstop barrage of wildfires that ate up hundreds of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes in our county was the wrath of G-d, I don't know what on earth we did to call it down on us, or why Denver-Boulder got missed by all the bad ones.

I have a feeling that line of logic doesn't account for it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (5aX2M)

161 147. Good luck to your Nephew

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (Ae45Z)

162 qdpsteve,

You must be so proud of your nephew.

Congratulations, and please let him know he has guardian angels watching over him.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (PkVlr)

163 dartist, I agree, thanks!
Tammy, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (miE9U)

164

That gif of the heron surfing on the gator's back has to be from down here somewhere.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (HaL55)

165 you know the gif of the guy openinghis trunk and letting the snow slide in, he is a euro not even a north American.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (MTjB1)

166
I have never bifurcated a woman.

I don't think I have ether.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (K22Va)

167 I bet he could do one up on capping the teeth.
Posted by: hogmartin
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Trifurcation.

Drill 'em, fill 'em, bill 'em.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (CDGwz)

168
Here's some "Sultans of Swing"
from my favorite Norwegian cover song guy, with an assist by a cute
chick with a nice voice.






https://tinyurl.com/yd72f6w8



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (8iiMU)

169 148: grammie you'll get my rearbook pictures from my cold, dead, fingers. never happen. besides, i'm not sure i was even there.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (KP5rU)

170 Jonah, thanks!
Nurse, I will let him know, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (miE9U)

171 Isn't Bifurcatol for people over 29?
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 10:24 PM (8iiMU)


Do not drive or post on the ONT until you know how Bifurcatol affects you.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (t+qrx)

172 Two Dixie cups and string pretty much nails my ISP... too bad they're the only one available except for satelite, which gas it's own issues

Posted by: qixlqatl at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (dgP80)

173 5 Wish I hadn't read the Calvin and Hobbes / Watterson article. Takes some of the enjoyment away from the genius of C&H.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 10:11 PM (2DOZq)

Interesting take. I thought one of the most interesting points of the article was that Schultz or Watterson could have helped the comic strip survive the decline of publishing. I never thought Charlie Brown was funny or that interesting. I loved the specials. I think the merchandise and the specials are more popular than the comics.

Posted by: Iris at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (6lKe4)

174 Trifurcation.

Drill 'em, fill 'em, bill 'em.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (CDGwz)


Tricare covers Trifurcation.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (t+qrx)

175 160. Cal fires are like no other of the past

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (Ae45Z)

176 Your bifurcated thread amazes and confuses me!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (n9EOP)

177 "Would you work as a personal aide of Donald Trump for a year if you would be paid $200k, even if you disagree with his politics? Why? "
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (miE9U)

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I would have worked for freakin Obama for $200k. Why? Because $200k.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (ffYR/)

178 Bifurcated's Hammer shall my tool to avenge all.

Posted by: Alexander Dane at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (5xuaW)

179 I'll hang out here while all those damn gifs are loading.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:30 PM (HJhxx)

180 Can they draw and quarter Governor MoonBeam for vetoing the 2016 bill that passed almost unanimously through the liberal cali legislature that had directed California utilities to do fire hazard mitigation?

Cuz it seems like vetoing the bill to have the utility companies start burying some of their lines in high risk areas and cut brush around the overhead lines was because FOOKING Moonbeam wanted the state burning to advance the BS CAGW narrative. Of course Californians voted for him rather than the icky ebay founder that McCain was always harping about, but the 40% that knew better are in the WASTF boat along with the hippie idiots.

Posted by: paleRider at November 15, 2018 10:31 PM (eASYU)

181 grammie you'll get my rearbook pictures from my cold, dead, fingers. never happen. besides, i'm not sure i was even there.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:29 PM (KP5rU)


Oh pshaww - you were voted most likely to....something something. I just know it.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:31 PM (lwiT4)

182 generally speaking, unless someone surprises you with some hot porn gif, gifs suck.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (MTjB1)

183 Yikes! Ad just on Fox by some bottom-feeders.

"Have you used xxxx? If so, it has been found in some cases to promote genital-eating bacteria. If you have suffered this condition, call BOT-TOM-FEEDR"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (CDGwz)

184 I have the gif thread open in another tab. It's going on 15 minutes now and it still hasn't finished loading.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (sdi6R)

185 Go away John Kasich

https://youtu.be/XMhheJNhGO4

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (rnAwa)

186 159 Another question from Quora, and then I promise to never bring that site up again tonight:

"Would you work as a personal aide of Donald Trump for a year if you would be paid $200k, even if you disagree with his politics? Why? "
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (miE9U)


Yes, just so I could whisper to him on occasion that he needs to not be so lefty.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (1g7ch)

187 Someone should send a link to Kurt Eichenwald for the other ONT.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (LL1Be)

188 Wild fires would be a very effective form of terrorism.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (DEzr3)

189 Probably Amazon spyware.
Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 09:57 PM (fZ7Wr)


24/7 Alexa audio and video recording takes a toll on battery life!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (n9EOP)

190 181; grammie i mastered in obscurity.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (KP5rU)

191 I have the gif thread open in another tab. It's going on 15 minutes now and it still hasn't finished loading.
Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (sdi6R)


Want a Pop Tart?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (HJhxx)

192 A proper lady doesn't bifurcate in public.

Posted by: Emily Post at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (5xuaW)

193 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (DEzr3)

ISIS has called for it many times.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (90KoH)

194 Iris, Peanuts was especially transgressive during the 1950s and 1960s.

Why? Because almost every other comic strip was either an old-fashioned joke factory (Nancy), or a low-budget-looking action-violence movie in storyboard form (Steve Canyon).

In Peanuts, all you had were these plainly drawn children, in a plainly drawn setting, discussing things like philosophy... yearnings... depression... emotions... failure... all the "big topics."

It wasn't just about the punchlines, although Schulz did try to deliver on those as well, at least some of the time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (miE9U)

195 ISIS has called for it many times.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (90KoH)


ISIS?

Or ICE?

Posted by: Kamala Harris, (I)diot at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (HJhxx)

196 "Have you used xxxx? If so, it has been found in some cases to promote genital-eating bacteria. If you have suffered this condition, call BOT-TOM-FEEDR"
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (CDGwz)


Not having cable, I just confirmed this with possibly the single most ill-advised web search query since whatever people used to find zombie's post back in the last thread.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (t+qrx)

197 Wild fires would be a very effective form of terrorism.

Especially in an insane breakaway province that refuses to allow it's populace to prevent them.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (LL1Be)

198 Jesus Christ, CA has only been settled by people with an actual written language for a couple hundred years; how does anyone fucking know the fires are any worse than they were a thousand years ago?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (90KoH)

199 bif? bifur? whas all dis bifurcationist shit?
anyone gotta a drink?
*hic*

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (438dO)

200 grammie i mastered in obscurity.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (KP5rU)



I played the French horn. Same-Same.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (lwiT4)

201 Wish I hadn't read the Calvin and Hobbes / Watterson article. Takes some of the enjoyment away from the genius of C&H.

I was always a fan of both (and of Bloom County) so I already knew a lot of the backstory.

With the rise of the Web and of webcomics - from the mid/late 1990s - much of this seems very pre-1996 to me. All these debates over what would appear in a newspaper!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (ykYG2)

202 Ever since I got Awan Brothers turbo-encabulated internet service, I no longer have data retention problems!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (n9EOP)

203 Newsome and moonbeam want to run california like a soveirgn country, until they need fed dollars to correct a inept forestry department.

Trump should direct treausry to go late on welfare checks to hordes in LA

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (Ae45Z)

204 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (miE9U)

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Ha. I said yesterday that if PDT would make me PressSec and give me a free hand to treat those pieces of shit however I saw fit, I'd work for free, wear a hair shirt, and swear off meat, sex, and alcohol for the rest of my life, just for the sheer joy of the work.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (5aX2M)

205
I have taken her Grace's grits virginity tonight. Miley had her first taste of grits tonight. She can tell you what she thought of them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (NMAzL)

206 Jesus Christ, CA has only been settled by people with an actual written language for a couple hundred years; how does anyone fucking know the fires are any worse than they were a thousand years ago?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (90KoH)



Cave paintings?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (HJhxx)

207 Posted by: Kamala Harris, (I)diot at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (HJhxx)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (90KoH)

208 "If the string stretched between the Dixie cups that you use for an ISP can't handle it, don't click."

Five stars.

Posted by: Morris at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (KPG+u)

209

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indiana is one of just five states without a hate crime law. There's a growing push to change that in the new year.

The Indy Chamber, United Way of Central Indiana and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Indianapolis are among the groups leading the effort, saying it's not just the right thing to do, it's also right for economic development.

David Sklar with the JCRC noted that anti-Jewish hate crimes across the country rose 37% last year. He said the vandalism of a Carmel synagogue last summer and the massacre at the Pittsburgh synagogue has "the Jewish community here on edge...we believe a law will absolutely have tangible effects," but he said even if it's only symbolic, "As Jewish Hoosiers we need our state to stand up and make a statement."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (aKsyK)

210 Not having cable, I just confirmed this...
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Being a man of little imagination, I could *not* make that up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (xSo9G)

211 What's it like to have snow. I mean, REAL SNOW? We don't get snow in Seattle. If we do, it's a couple inches, everyone freaks out, and it's gone in an instant.

What is real snow like?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (PkVlr)

212 Uh, we, uh, you know, used Bifurcated Bit.

Posted by: Hillary! at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (5xuaW)

213 If the string stretched between the Dixie cups that you use for an ISP can't handle it, don't click. If your TS 1000 will be overburdened, don't click.

To be fair, that's me when someone whines about blowing the margins. Hey, try getting a real monitor and you won't have that problem.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (sdi6R)

214 Not having cable, I just confirmed this...
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As if we didn't have enough to worry about already.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (xSo9G)

215 *Hammer, did you post a veterans day story?
Posted by: dartist
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Yup. Stand by for link.

#251 https://preview.tinyurl.com/ya97znny
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:27 PM (CDGwz)*

Thanks for the post. I missed the Sunday ONT.

Posted by: tbodie at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (wyNrR)

216 Gotta get dinner, be back in a bit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (miE9U)

217 A proper lady doesn't bifurcate in public.

Posted by: Emily Post at November 15, 2018 10:33 PM (5xuaW)


As long as you don't bifurcate in the streets and scare the horses!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:37 PM (n9EOP)

218 What is real snow like?



Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (PkVlr)


Like the wretched refuse of hell with vomit on top.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:38 PM (lwiT4)

219 I am rough on cal, but realize many great peopel there. Also tough on marxist Hawaii

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:38 PM (Ae45Z)

220
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 11, 2018 10:43 PM (/dN1M)

Nice, thanks. My next door neighbor carried a BAR and a flame thrower in the Philippines during the war. Kids today would be well served to learn about those guys.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:38 PM (K22Va)

221 Tammy I doubt if the native tribes in Cali were stupid enough to kill the forests by lack of management. Probably have to go back to before people to have such overcrowded forests with dry brush as the modern commies have forced onto the western U.S.

Posted by: paleRider at November 15, 2018 10:38 PM (eASYU)

222
An original, upbeat pop tune/video
based on the Spiderman video game.



https://tinyurl.com/ybgrjkxu






Interesting, observing the intersection
of video games, music, and the quality of the graphics are making
songs like this a thing.



Sort of like the original music videos,
without the weird director stuff.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 10:38 PM (8iiMU)

223 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (HJhxx)

Ha!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (90KoH)

224 We had some wildfires here in TN a few years back that wiped out a tourist town very quickly.

A hiker caught a video of some kids flicking matches prior to the massive burn in the adjacent Smokey Mountain Nat'l Park where the fires started and they actually ID'd the "kids" (16 and 17 years old).

They were area LEOs kids so the law did nothing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (DEzr3)

225 Joe Bastardi, the world's best weather man says bundle up, well, that's not a quote. But if your curious and he has pictures and graphs to help Morons our winter in his mind is right here: https://preview.tinyurl.com/y83o785k

Yes, it says August but I've read his tweets and he's double downed on it.

Posted by: Pancho at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (FOeaV)

226 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (90KoH)

It's settled science, don't question us!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (n9EOP)

227 Bifurcate, Bicarbonate, Boofed


Verb conjugation is a hobby of mine.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (dczB+)

228
Her Grace had to peruse all the content in the previous thread. It killed Chrome. Killed it dead. Had to terminate it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:40 PM (NMAzL)

229 Bifurcate, Bicarbonate, Boofed
Verb conjugation is a hobby of mine.
Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:39 PM (dczB+)


Posted by: hogmartin at November 15, 2018 10:40 PM (t+qrx)

230 Rush spends a lot time in california, and a caller one day called him on it. Just like these talk radio hosts like hannity and gallagher, who bitch about taxes then live in Screw York

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:41 PM (Ae45Z)

231 What's it like to have snow. I mean, REAL SNOW? We don't get snow in Seattle. If we do, it's a couple inches, everyone freaks out, and it's gone in an instant.

What is real snow like?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 10:36 PM (PkVlr)

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I grew up in Chicago. Snow was mostly a heavy PITA you had to shovel or snowblow. Other than that, it was just something that happened on days ending in Y in the Winter.

I'm now in Atl, which means snow is a day or two off work.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (ffYR/)

232 Tammy I doubt if the native tribes in Cali were stupid enough to kill the forests by lack of management.

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Don't know about California injuns. But in the Rockies, they'd take a circuit that lasted a few generations and torch big chunks of forest as they moved along, so they'd be back to healthy growth by the time they returned.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (5aX2M)

233 Jesus Christ, CA has only been settled by people with an actual written language for a couple hundred years; how does anyone fucking know the fires are any worse than they were a thousand years ago?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:35 PM (90KoH)

Imported eucalyptus trees for starters. Living torches.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (fZ7Wr)

234 What is real snow like?
Posted by: Nurse ratched
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Lovely, when viewed through triple glazed picture window, sipping mulled wine, or hot buttered rum.

Other than that, a giant PIA. Pic from our guest bedroom window, a couple of years ago:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y85o86jl

Nature always stands ready to kill you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (CDGwz)

235

Atlanta is taking a stand against puppy mills by banning dog and cat sales at pet shops.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed legislation Wednesday banning the sales in the city. The law wouldn't affect licensed breeders, only pet stores that sell dogs and cats.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (aKsyK)

236 I'm now in Atl, which means snow is a day or two off work.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (ffYR/)

Indeed, we'll shut down the whole state and have a party.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (dczB+)

237 The grits - I wouldn't have voluntarily eaten them, had my Pear not hand-prepared them especially for me. They aren't visually appealing. However, they were tasty enough to have a full serving. Buttery, and there is just a hint of grit in the middle.
Now I feel like I can appreciate "My Cousin Vinny" all the more. These are 28-minute grits.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (NMAzL)

238 wife is watcing the packers. i'm not. background noise for me. joe buck has to be violating some fcc rule. damn, what an annoying little fucker. his mommy should have swallowed that one.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (KP5rU)

239 While old, I can't truly appreciate the transgressiveness of Peanuts as its debut was before my time. I never really got why Snoopy was so cool when he seemed mean to Charlie to me.

But I thought the article was interesting as I certainly never considered the art form vs craftmanship of the comic strip.

Commercialization of comic strips doesn't bother me. Except maybe for the shame of liking Garfield when I was young.

Posted by: Iris at November 15, 2018 10:44 PM (6lKe4)

240 Pretty good ball game on---FAU vs North Texas. North Texas was up 17 points, but FAU just scored to go ahead 21-20.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at November 15, 2018 10:44 PM (hjaPQ)

241 What is real snow like?

If you're working it sucks because every other asshole in the area is trying to get to work late because it's snowing.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (K22Va)

242 Grits go well with eggs over easy and bacon.

Or if one has a sensitive tummy they rest easy.

Posted by: Pancho at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (FOeaV)

243 Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed legislation
Wednesday banning the sales in the city. The law wouldn't affect
licensed breeders, only pet stores that sell dogs and cats.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (aKsyK)

Lance Bottoms?
Wut?

Posted by: Shep! at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (8iiMU)

244 Oh sure, blame it all on the bloody Eucalytus trees.

Posted by: A Eucalyptus Tree Who's Tired of This Shit at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (HJhxx)

245 These are 28-minute grits.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (NMAzL)

There is no other kind!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (n9EOP)

246 Snow is something that needs to die in a fire.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:45 PM (lwiT4)

247 I've read that the Native Americans (feather not dot) did in fact practice forest management where they lived, including controlled burns.

So it's really a form of chauvinism to say that it was pure virgin untrammeled wilderness before the white man arrived.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:46 PM (sdi6R)

248 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155505324007425

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155603303006210

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155698366906370

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155794022223872

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155892785463297

Posted by: kbdabear at November 15, 2018 10:46 PM (0Ntuf)

249

If you've got a young child in your life, chances are they like to make slime.

Now they're going to be able to eat it too.

JELL-O Edible Slime stretches and feels firm if you squeeze it, but will also pour and drip like a liquid. The Unicorn Slime has a strawberry flavor, so after the kids are done playing with it, they can eat it.

Parents and children just add water to a pre-made mix to create the slime.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 10:46 PM (aKsyK)

250 This ONT was very thoughtful of WeirdDave. Just Sayin....

Posted by: literally serious at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (1hhNr)

251
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (NMAzL)

Quaker makes pretty good instant grits. Just be sure you get the original flavor.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (dczB+)

252 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063155989409607681

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063156082686783490

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063156174525267968

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063156310156472321

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1063156408210866179

Posted by: kbdabear at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (0Ntuf)

253 So what would be a good ONT snack?

Crackers with Gif peanut butter?

Some Giffy Pop?

Posted by: Miklos, having munchies again at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (zCyNd)

254 Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 10:42 PM (fZ7Wr)

Fair enough, but do they have them in NorCal? I didn't realize they could handle the cold.

The fires are killing more people because the population has increased so much, too.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (90KoH)

255 246, grammie: I was just telling the hubby we need to move to a nice conservative state that has snow in winter.

Posted by: IC at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (4lu7W)

256 I never thought Charlie Brown was funny or that interesting

*twitch*

I gotta go 4chan on this one -
>be me, age 6, Massachusetts
>the third country I'd been dragged to, fourth if you count Portugal visits
>didn't understand America; was just learning to read
>didn't understand all these kids around me
>didn't understand much of anything
>neighbors had these cartoon books
>they explained childhood

Also, in hardcover, there were Charlie Brown's Super Book of Questions and Answers. Yeah, Schulz didn't have much to do with those, other than pocket the royalties. Still. Those were some excellent introductions into biology, astronomy, and more.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:48 PM (ykYG2)

257 I've read that the Native Americans (feather not dot) did in fact practice forest management where they lived, including controlled burns.

True. I didn't get this Brazilian in a barber shop.

Posted by: Elizabeth "Three Wolf Moon" Warren at November 15, 2018 10:48 PM (HJhxx)

258 Snow is something that needs to die in a fire.

Hat tip, but I don't like snakes so I'm staying here.

Posted by: dartist at November 15, 2018 10:48 PM (K22Va)

259 50 Gillum gained 45,000 votes from "found votes" in Broward County. A machine recount netted him ONE vote.

You gonna trust a machine or ME?!
Posted by: Brenda Snipes



I'm coming Miss Snipes and I have more ballots for you! Look to the skies for I will be upon my mighty Flamingo!!!

Posted by: A Magical Alpaca in Mystical Florida at November 15, 2018 10:48 PM (WNAuL)

260 #224 Arsonists don't stop. A teenage one is real scary.

Posted by: torabora at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM (4uTNr)

261 >>>California utilities to do fire hazard mitigation?

they did on the ranch i grew up on. pg&e would sub out the small stuff and their own crews would do the large stuff on the back of the property.

Posted by: concrete girl at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM (9ORmh)

262 we need to move to a nice conservative state that has snow in winter.

Posted by: IC at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (4lu7W)


Conservative, I can see. But why would anyone voluntarily seek snow??

Snow makes me seriously crazy.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM (lwiT4)

263

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE SNOW ACTUALLY DOES DIE IN A FIRE!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM (aKsyK)

264 Pretty huge that we held governorships of Florida , Georgia, and Ohio. Dems have to be miserable over that

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (Ae45Z)

265 The fires are killing more people because the population has increased so much, too.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor
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Development. Same reason that hurricane damage numbers are so huge.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (xSo9G)

266 Public schools, colleges, universities closed tomorrow. UC Davis has been closed all week. The air quality is dangerous from the smoke from the Camp Fire. No relief is expected until Tuesday! Visibility is about 2 blocks. Truly apocalyptic over here. Like Beijing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (EZebt)

267 Rush spends a lot time in california, and a caller one day called him on it. Just like these talk radio hosts like hannity and gallagher, who bitch about taxes then live in Screw York
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:41 PM (Ae45Z)

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Uummm...Rush began in radio in Sacramento. I'm sure he has family or friends still there. Hannity acknowledges that he is living in enemy territory, because millions/year. Says when he can, he is out. Tough to be a Fox host from Oklahoma or Texas.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (ffYR/)

268 I just fueled up my utterly ancient yet perfectly functional blowsnower for the coming dawn...

And I used one of those wonderful new EPA-approved spouts on my fuel can... You know, the ones that don't leak and stop the flow of fuel when the tank is full... It's like magic! Made in Canadia, too!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (CLcKT)

269 never have too much snow

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (MTjB1)

270 How about the homeless illegal who started the fire in napa valley

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:51 PM (Ae45Z)

271 Bifurcated ONT...

me-OW!

Posted by: Kyrsten Sinema at November 15, 2018 10:51 PM (w+Ped)

272 never have too much snow

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:50 PM (MTjB1)



I can't even.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (lwiT4)

273 How about the homeless illegal who started the fire in napa valley
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:51 PM (Ae45Z)



He's starting the fires that Americans won't start.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (HJhxx)

274

With me, it's real grits or nothing at all. Instant grits are terrible, and quick grits not much better. I want the real, cook me long time grits.

And since this was Her Grace's first taste, I wanted to do it right.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (NMAzL)

275 I'd like lots of snow on the mountains. Don't really need it down here.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (ykYG2)

276 Y5!

Check email

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 10:53 PM (c1nDO)

277 With me, it's real grits or nothing at all. Instant grits are terrible, and quick grits not much better. I want the real, cook me long time grits.


Are your grits MAGIC grits?

Posted by: Vinnie Gambini at November 15, 2018 10:53 PM (HJhxx)

278 Point of order on legal distinction: all pyromaniacs are arsonists, but not vice versa. Arson for profit or terrorism is usually treated more harshly than pyromania.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:53 PM (5aX2M)

279
Gifs are the Red Poison injected by the notorious commie WeirdDave.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (LsBY9)

280 bth.......Thanksgiving?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (c1nDO)

281 Now I feel like I can appreciate "My Cousin Vinny" all the more. These are 28-minute grits.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 10:43 PM (NMAzL)

===

I fell in love with grits when I did student exchange in h.s. They sent me to Birmingham AL.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (EZebt)

282 I'd like lots of snow on the mountains. Don't really need it down here.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (ykYG2)


So you're a NIMBY type then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (HJhxx)

283 you know, bifurcating the ont is like driving a wedge between "re" and "tard."

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (MTjB1)

284 And since this was Her Grace's first taste, I wanted to do it right.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (NMAzL)


Good on ya'!
I'm partial to cheese grits myself. You might want to give her a taste of those as well!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (n9EOP)

285 bifurcate: a word of unknown etymology.

https://www.etymonline.com/

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (o7l6R)

286 I knew someone with True Grits.

Posted by: Mattie Ross at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (5xuaW)

287 He's starting the fires that Americans won't start.

If he only had a job with the fire department...

Posted by: Little Lupe at November 15, 2018 10:54 PM (Tyii7)

288 Crocodile tears for Malibu. Any abortion clinics burn down?

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (Ae45Z)

289 Pretty good ball game on---FAU vs North Texas. North Texas was up 17 points, but FAU just scored to go ahead 21-20.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at November 15, 2018 10:44 PM (hjaPQ)



Just a matter of time before Joey Freshwater gets to a FCS team again.

Posted by: Bert G at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (OMsf+)

290 WmDS - sure, I'd love to visit. Let me know time / space / what to bring along. same 'zimriel' email

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (ykYG2)

291 At the airport, waiting to fly to Malta on a 4 day pass. I figure it'll be warm, have the ocean nearby and tons of history packed within walking distance, so it should be perfect.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (ijaC6)

292 Arson for profit or terrorism is usually treated more harshly than pyromania.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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Hmm. So a Pro Arsonist would be well served by establishing a reputation as a pyromaniac?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (xSo9G)

293 It's a movie starring Nicholas Cage!
Posted by: naturalfake at November 15, 2018 10:25 PM (CRRq9)

The other night my son wanted to watch the worst movie on Netflix. Our choice: "Dog Eat Dog" starring Nicholas Cage and Willem Dafoe.

Wow, what a stinking pile. When Cage's acting isn't the worst aspect of a movie, you know you've reached the bottom of the barrel.

Posted by: Average Guy at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (LMcFk)

294 Calm good point on hannity. But do you thinks its hypocritical for conservative to live in high tax socialist cities?

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (Ae45Z)

295 At the airport, waiting to fly to Malta on a 4 day
pass. I figure it'll be warm, have the ocean nearby and tons of history
packed within walking distance, so it should be perfect.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (ijaC6)



Jealous, I am.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (lwiT4)

296
No serenade, no fire brigade, just the pyromania.
What do you want? I wanna rock 'n' roll.

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

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (NMAzL)

297 I love snow, but I have never had to do all the grunt work or drive in it.

My job is to provide food, beverage and warm fragrant bare breasts for the post-shoveling reward period.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 10:57 PM (90KoH)

298 270 How about the homeless illegal who started the fire in napa valley
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:51 PM (Ae45Z)


They're starting the fires that Americans won't start.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:57 PM (sdi6R)

299 Pacific Gas and Electric is fucked.


Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (xPl2J)
Nope. Gov Moonbeam signed a bill sticking it to the Cali rate payers to cover PIGGY's problems. I think it was in '16 or '17.

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 15, 2018 10:57 PM (u5LFV)

300
Imported eucalyptus trees for starters. Living torches.

Posted by: Beartooth


All imported by Trump!!1!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:57 PM (LsBY9)

301 291. Have a good time sounds cool. Big air battles in malta for world war 2

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:58 PM (Ae45Z)

302 298. Spot on brother

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:58 PM (Ae45Z)

303 260 #224 Arsonists don't stop. A teenage one is real scary.

Posted by: torabora at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM

.....

The were described as "kids fooling around with matches".

16 and 17 years old. We had been on a state wide burn ban for 3 months because it hadn't rained in 5 or 6 months. They were in a somewhat remote part of the Smokies an hour to hour and a half drive from their residences.

There was no doubt in my mind they were there to set fires.

Those fires killed a lot of people. I was pretty sick about the DA not doing jack-squat about it, but he balked saying that it was federal land, so they had the jurisdiction.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (DEzr3)

304 W

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (MTjB1)

305 D

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (MTjB1)

306 S

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (MTjB1)

307 !

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (MTjB1)

308 I have excellent computer capable equipment; only about two years old.

But I'm in a foreign country which only has six - count em': six - lines in and out.

Question to self: am I interested enough in ONT content (there's that word again!) to bookmark the page for viewing next time I rotate out on field leave?

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (o7l6R)

309 With me, it's real grits or nothing at all. Instant grits are terrible, and quick grits not much better. I want the real, cook me long time grits.

And since this was Her Grace's first taste, I wanted to do it right.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 10:52 PM (NMAzL)


When I come to visit y'all, I want shrimp and grits!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

310 291. Have a good time sounds cool. Big air battles in malta for world war 2
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:58 PM (Ae45Z)


Big Ottoman siege in Malta. 1565.

Ottomans lost, but barely.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (HJhxx)

311 WeirdDave, I have a reasonably modern system with Win 8.1, FF, cable modem that I use for streaming daily.

And today alone, AoS has 'hung' on me at least 3 times, including your gif thread below. If I had to guess, it's due to cherry py. I've customized scripts and ads to get the blog to run reasonably well on my system.

So your rant that it's the dummy users with THEIR ancient alien gods tech that prevents you from giffing away, that just ain't fair. In fact, it's the tech savvy users that blew up most of the original features of the comment system, making Pixy reduce it to a skeleton of itself. fwiw.

If the site wasn't my favorite, I'd quit the place. I adapt. I overcome. The juice is worth the heat.

And I thank you for your efforts.

Posted by: GunBreed at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (Z4rgH)

312 Eucalyptus trees are a treasured aspect of California's rich flammable tapestry of bio-diversity.

Posted by: Koalas for KamalaPAC at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (zCyNd)

313 Grits, I cook you long time.

Posted by: Thai hooker at November 15, 2018 11:00 PM (aKsyK)

314 I've read that the Native Americans (feather not dot) did in fact practice forest management where they lived, including controlled burns.

So it's really a form of chauvinism to say that it was pure virgin untrammeled wilderness before the white man arrived.
Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 10:46 PM (sdi6R)

This isn't the book thread but read the book 1491. It gives a very different view of the Indians in the new world. Spoiler, they basically terra formed both North and South America.

The follow on book, 1493 shows the transfer of plants across the globe.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 11:00 PM (QWpu1)

315 "Dear God, where did all those foot stools come from?"

Posted by: Tales of Fort St. Elmo at November 15, 2018 11:00 PM (HJhxx)

316 Also, in hardcover, there were Charlie Brown's Super Book of Questions and Answers. Yeah, Schulz didn't have much to do with those, other than pocket the royalties. Still. Those were some excellent introductions into biology, astronomy, and more.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 15, 2018 10:48 PM (ykYG2)


Somewhere, I have The Gospel According to Peanuts.

Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 11:00 PM (4HMW8)

317 I've read that the Native Americans (feather not dot) did in fact practice forest management where they lived, including controlled burns.

So it's really a form of chauvinism to say that it was pure virgin untrammeled wilderness before the white man arrived.
Posted by: rickl

Ohio was mostly red oak forest when the white guys showed up. That was the result of subsistence farming and burning off the forest to make new farmland when they exhausted the farmland they were using.

So the red oak forests were the result of all the Indian burning. For centuries. My nephew, who studied this in college, told me this.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (S6Pax)

318 >>When I come to visit y'all, I want shrimp and grits!

We need to go to Myrtle Beach, or around in Horry county, and let you experience a shrimp-o-bog.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (NMAzL)

319 Ottomans lost, but barely.
Posted by: Cicero
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That's why we have this nude fat guy sitting on us. Kinda disgusting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (xSo9G)

320 230 Rush spends a lot time in california, and a caller one day called him on it. Just like these talk radio hosts like hannity and gallagher, who bitch about taxes then live in Screw York
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:41 PM (Ae45Z)

Rush's show is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks whose HQ is in LA (Sherman Oaks). I always assumed his LA visits were business-related. And he doesn't seem to spend that much time there compared to South Florida.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:02 PM (w+Ped)

321 Calm good point on hannity. But do you thinks its hypocritical for conservative to live in high tax socialist cities?
Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 10:56 PM (Ae45Z)

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Given his job, and the staff and access to people he needs to do it well, no.

In a general sense, a fair number of commentors here live in blue cities/states. They do so because career, family, or just the fact that it is their home. So, no on hypocrisy there too.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 11:02 PM (ffYR/)

322 I missed a Falcon 9 launch this afternoon while I was at work. It was successful.

You can tell it was successful because you didn't see it on the news. If it blew up, it would have been the lead story.

It was the second flight for this booster and it landed safely on the droneship. It was less than three years ago that the first booster landed successfully. Today? Routine. Ho hum.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (sdi6R)

323 Eucalyptus trees are a treasured aspect of California's rich flammable tapestry of bio-diversity.
Posted by: Koalas for KamalaPAC

Those are stupid imports brought in to cover the land where redwoods used to grow, and were all cut down.
Redwood was used for millions of houses for clapboard siding. Redwood was just great for that.

They out to burn them out and replant redwoods.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (S6Pax)

324 That's why we have this nude fat guy sitting on us. Kinda disgusting.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (xSo9G)


The Ottomans today are a pale shadow of their glory days. Back then a fat naked guy would never get away with that kind of shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (HJhxx)

325 318 >>When I come to visit y'all, I want shrimp and grits!

We need to go to Myrtle Beach, or around in Horry county, and let you experience a shrimp-o-bog.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (NMAzL)


I'm in!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (TdMsT)

326
Ohio was mostly red oak forest when the white guys showed up. That was the result of subsistence farming and burning off the forest to make new farmland when they exhausted the farmland they were using.

Then they got replaced by white oaks by racist settlers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (LsBY9)

327 Rush spends a lot time in california, and a caller one day called him on it. Just like these talk radio hosts like hannity and gallagher, who bitch about taxes then live in Screw York
Posted by: Jonah at N




so what is your objection to them residing somewhere with high taxes?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM (MTjB1)

328
Southern breakfasts are heaven on Earth.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 11:04 PM (LsBY9)

329 Ohio was mostly red oak forest when the white guys showed up.


.....

White guys weilding herring, no doubt.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:04 PM (DEzr3)

330 Where is an acceptable place for a conservative to live?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (aKsyK)

331 Trying to watch the GIFs, but load time is still a thing. (Not complaining, because once loaded they play okay.)

I've made many GIFs over the years, mostly small and few frames, using my own software. Just recently, I used gif.com and created a GIF from the video of Hillary bus crashing in the parking garage. (Link in nic. Run to see it ICYMI)

That site didn't ask me about re-sizing or frames per second or any other mod, just "from here to here" in the video, and zap. I was surprised how big the final file was.

So, I think a lot of modern GIFs are made that way, big size, many frames, and so long load times. Many could be better.

Posted by: bifurcated mindful webworker - technically squeaking at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (kxbgi)

332 I am tired of all of this. None of it will ever get any better. All of it will get worse.

I do not see the point. Perhaps those of you wiser than I--which is most of you--can see a point in the distant future where sanity is the order of the day.
I don't see that here, on this planet. I do not see how it can possibly get better, yet I see a thousand paths were it can get worse.
Seriously, it's all going to end badly. Again...what is the point?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (l9m7l)

333 That's why we have this nude fat guy sitting on us. Kinda disgusting.

You know what you really want.

Posted by: Lena! at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (ykYG2)

334 What this whole conversation about comic strips makes me realize is that I don't remember when I stopped reading them. It's been at least several years and I used to really enjoy it. But I stopped subscribing and never looked back....

Posted by: Iris at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (6lKe4)

335 Here's a fun one: the worst fire in CO history was started by a forest Ranger who claimed it was an accident, but actually did it to put it out and "be a hero." I got to go through my second evacuation for that monster blaze. 120,000 acres, dozens of homes, thousands of evacuations, millions upon millions of dollars in property loss and firefighting costs.

Because the little bitch was a federal worker, the judge let her off easy - 12 years. Then, a liberal judge overturned that on appeal. She served two or three years. *spit*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (5aX2M)

336 I think I've furcated a bi woman before .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 11:06 PM (2DOZq)

337 These are the interesting times that Chinese guy talked about.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:06 PM (aKsyK)

338 There was a time when forests here in the Northeast were burnt, not only to clear the land for the plough, but also just for the ashes -- to make soap!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 15, 2018 11:06 PM (CLcKT)

339 291
At the airport, waiting to fly to Malta on a 4 day pass. I figure it'll
be warm, have the ocean nearby and tons of history packed within walking
distance, so it should be perfect.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 15, 2018 10:55 PM (ijaC6)

Malta Meal in the snack bar.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 15, 2018 11:06 PM (8iiMU)

340 324 That's why we have this nude fat guy sitting on us. Kinda disgusting.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:01 PM (xSo9G)

The Ottomans today are a pale shadow of their glory days. Back then a fat naked guy would never get away with that kind of shit.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 15, 2018 11:03 PM

I work with a couple of Turkish officers, and they are very proud of their history. The Turkish government invests quite a bit of money into former Ottoman countries to maintain monuments and such.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 15, 2018 11:06 PM (ijaC6)

341 I do not see the point. Perhaps those of you wiser than I--which is most of you--can see a point in the distant future where sanity is the order of the day.
I don't see that here, on this planet. I do not see how it can possibly get better, yet I see a thousand paths were it can get worse.
Seriously, it's all going to end badly. Again...what is the point?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (l9m7l)

.....

He is coming back. All will be made right.

Stay true to your principles and do what is right. This world is a trial.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:07 PM (DEzr3)

342 RIP Roy Clark

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:07 PM (Ae45Z)

343 The snow GIFs are spot on today's as the weather dudes completely missed out on our freezing rain and snow here in little ol' Souther Indiana. Doggah appreciates it though..

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at November 15, 2018 11:07 PM (+ldAm)

344 I just googled shrimp bog recipe. Oh. My. God.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 15, 2018 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

345 There was a great line of Ray's from Everybody Loves Raymond, when Ray found out he would be part of a Civil War battle reenactment, but that he would be playing the part of a Confederate soldier.

"Robert, ya gotta get me outta this. I can't eat grits and say 'y'all'!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:07 PM (miE9U)

346 And today alone, AoS has 'hung' on me at least 3 times, including your gif thread below. If I had to guess, it's due to cherry py. I've customized scripts and ads to get the blog to run reasonably well on my system.


Posted by: GunBreed at November 15, 2018 10:59 PM (Z4rgH)

Cherry Py runs on the server. It only creates the page that is sent to your browser. To speed posts up, Minx would have to use javascript or iframes to create a thumbnail/gallery type thing for images and videos.

Don't hold your breath.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (w+Ped)

347 341. Well said bitter

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (Ae45Z)

348 I get to have Thanksgiving this year with an actual family. It's been many years. I'm very thankful and grateful. But I'm still very disappointed in all of you....

Posted by: literally serious at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (1hhNr)

349 I don't see that here, on this planet. I do not see how it can possibly get better, yet I see a thousand paths were it can get worse.
Seriously, it's all going to end badly. Again...what is the point?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm

Your life is precious, like everyone's life should be. Your life, my life has intrinsic value of its own. It is a precious gift from the Creator.
Our struggles here on this broken world are just a pale shadow of the future new life.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (S6Pax)

350 Deplorable Ian, I hear the Malta Milk is especially tasty ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (miE9U)

351 Howdy, Emmie!

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:08 PM (SzQWn)

352 293 The other night my son wanted to watch the worst movie on Netflix. Our choice: "Dog Eat Dog" starring Nicholas Cage and Willem Dafoe.

Wow, what a stinking pile. When Cage's acting isn't the worst aspect of a movie, you know you've reached the bottom of the barrel.

Posted by: Average Guy


They were in another movie together, Wild At Heart (1990) with Laura Dern, who had one memorable line --

"I'm hotter than Georgia asphalt." mmmhmm.

2 out 5 stars

Posted by: GunBreed at November 15, 2018 11:09 PM (Z4rgH)

353 Quaker makes pretty good instant grits. Just be sure you get the original flavor.

Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (dczB+)

Publius would not tolerate this. Were I to bring instant grits into the house, it could be a deal-breaker.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:09 PM (NMAzL)

354

Southern breakfasts are heaven on Earth.

Yes. Yes, they are.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:09 PM (HaL55)

355 Willem Dafoe was in John Wick.

To this day, when I see him, I think of Platoon.
Great movie. I can still enjoy it even after all these years of crazy Charlie Sheen...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:09 PM (miE9U)

356 335. Same thing happened near Flagstaff. Female forest worker started fires on purpose

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:10 PM (Ae45Z)

357 Also, videos, at least, should not load completely until you click on them. GIFs load completely right away. I think.

With Opera browser, a GIF on a page, but which is not currently on-screen, is inactive. Not sure all browsers are that smart.

/end tech-o-babble

Posted by: bifurcated mindful webworker - technically squeaking at November 15, 2018 11:10 PM (kxbgi)

358 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (l9m7l)

The point is for you to find what brings you joy, and not focus on the rest.

Your point in particular is to create art. And observe all the beauty in the world... its natural beauty ( which TN is full of), the beauty of the sunrise, sunsets, kittens, babies giggling... none of which costs a dime and all of which is manna for one's soul.

Ignore politics and paint, dear one.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:10 PM (90KoH)

359 Southern breakfasts are heaven on Earth.

Yes. Yes, they are.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy


Breakfasts in China are something quite opposite. The Chinese have a strange notion of what makes a good breakfast.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at November 15, 2018 11:10 PM (S6Pax)

360 Mila Kunis has been known to start random forest fires, just on account of being so hot... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:10 PM (miE9U)

361 Where is an acceptable place for a conservative to live?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:05 PM (aKsyK)

Anywhere they want.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 11:11 PM (2DOZq)

362 Saw platoon on opening night in 1986. Lew me away. So real

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:11 PM (Ae45Z)

363 china sucks

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:11 PM (MTjB1)

364 >> I just googled shrimp bog recipe. Oh. My. God.

Every year years ago, we used to go to a state Farm Bureau convention that was held in Myrtle Beach area, and the first night opener was a big Shrimp-O-Bog. Giant cauldrons of shrimp bog. And pots of plain boiled shrimp as well.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:11 PM (NMAzL)

365 Jonah, I loved it too. Was blown away. Also one of the very few movies I've ever seen on a HUGE screen with complete surround sound, and surrounded by a packed audience. We were all blown away.

I remember how excited I was when I found it on sale at Target, on VHS, for $30. Picked up that baby fast.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:12 PM (miE9U)

366 I have a feeling that line of logic doesn't account for it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:28 PM (5aX2M)

Unfortunately, Satan protects his own spawn.

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 15, 2018 11:12 PM (u5LFV)

367 349. Also well said . Great to see good believers here tonight

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:12 PM (Ae45Z)

368 blown away! blown away!
"qdpsteve's phrase of the day"...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:12 PM (miE9U)

369 It's the phrase that pays!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:13 PM (miE9U)

370 I wonder what Maxine Water's Hair's bedtime is? One of my favorite parts of the day is her deranged postings about Foaddy-Fi. I love this place.

Posted by: jmel at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (OeWgo)

371 Full metal jacket was rough also

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (Ae45Z)

372 Willem Dafoe was in John Wick.
-----------

heh. I saw Dafoe in 'The Loveless'. Quite possibly the worst 'film' ever made. I also suspect that I am the only one who saw it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (CDGwz)

373 Night all

Posted by: Jonah at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (Ae45Z)

374 It's the phrase that pays!
Posted by: qdpsteve at N



well, that certainly raises all sorts of questions.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (MTjB1)

375 Y5! BRAVO

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (c1nDO)

376 So what would be a good ONT snack?



Crackers with Gif peanut butter?



Some Giffy Pop?





Posted by: Miklos, having munchies again at November 15, 2018 10:47 PM (zCyNd)

Ha! Good to see you, Miklos - I saw that your name dropped off the list of top sockpuppeteers, and I was concerned.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (NMAzL)

377 Jonah, true.
FMJ raised the bar for Vietnam movies.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:14 PM (miE9U)

378 Check email
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at N




there was no check there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (MTjB1)

379 WDS, how was Italy?

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (SzQWn)

380 So your rant that it's the dummy users with THEIR ancient alien gods tech that prevents you from giffing away, that just ain't fair. In fact, it's the tech savvy users that blew up most of the original features of the comment system, making Pixy reduce it to a skeleton of itself. fwiw.


I'm not bitching about the users. I'm bitching about the bitching. I have a really basic computer on my desk at the office. It can't run some stuff that I take for granted on my home system. But I know that, so when it happens, my reaction is "oh, right, can't do that here". I'm not going to bitch about it, because I know the fault is wit my computer, not with someone who developed a program that requires a better one. Gifs, embedded tweets and videos are basic elements of the internet, it's not like I'm trying to get them to render the graphics from RDR2 or something.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (JP6CH)

381 Southern breakfast....mmm.

Biscuits 'n gravy. Pretty sure that's what they serve in heaven, along with think cut bacon, cheese grits, hash brown casserole, fried apples, eggs over easy, and JFG coffee (black).

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (DEzr3)

382
RIP Roy Clark.

Dueling banjos. Roy and Buck Trent squared off on Hee Haw one time. Note this is two banjos, not the usual banjo vs. guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8rUZfQJjPY

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (NMAzL)

383 Night, Jonah.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:16 PM (5aX2M)

384

Breakfasts in China are something quite opposite. The Chinese have a strange notion of what makes a good breakfast.

I've heard similar things about the British, too.

Many's the time I've regaled the Horde with the tale of Aunt Lilly (a hunting buddy's great aunt) who'd get up around 0400 and start cooking our breakfast. The heavenly smell would get us up, no alarm needed.


It was a big ol' table so full of eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, coffee and our previous day's rabbit fried up like chicken. We ate like we'd be walking in fields all day long. Damn, that lady could cook.

Good times.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:16 PM (HaL55)

385 Y5! BRAVO
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at N



thank you, thank you. you are too kind.


you should know that i have figured out how to do the whole westminsterdogshow but am not doing it out of consideration for everyone here who is hanging out on their granpads and jitterbugs.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:17 PM (MTjB1)

386 Unfortunately when I see Dafoe all I can see is his cross dressing role in Boondock Saints. That was one ugly human.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 11:17 PM (2DOZq)

387 WDS, how was Italy?
Posted by: Infidel at N



you should be asking italy how wds was. you have noticed that since she got back they have been making noise about leaving the eu.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:18 PM (MTjB1)

388 God, I had to leave Platoon during the scene where the guy is beating the crippled retarded guy. Ran outside and threw up. Didn't see the rest.

Upsets me still, just thinking about it. Brains flying all around, jeebus.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:18 PM (90KoH)

389 I remember that YD.........*>spit as well. Wasn't there some thing about a break up with a "girlfriend" as well?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 11:19 PM (c1nDO)

390 Y5, lol. I been busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:19 PM (SzQWn)

391 388 God, I had to leave Platoon during the scene where the guy is beating the crippled retarded guy. Ran outside and threw up. Didn't see the rest.

Upsets me still, just thinking about it. Brains flying all around, jeebus.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:18 PM (90KoH)

That scene is rough.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:21 PM (w+Ped)

392 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (DEzr3)

Sounds like a Cracker Barrel Old Timers breakfast!

I don't like gravy, grits, cornbread, OR sweet tea.

Go on ahead and try to take my Southern Card, I dare ye.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (90KoH)

393 We used to have biscuits and gravy with fried fish my brother and I caught at sunrise, eggs and oj with my grandpa on Vashon Island. Best grandpa ever

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (PkVlr)

394 Hi Infidel!

Hi Emmie!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (c1nDO)

395 Hurricane season isn't over until the end of November...

Just sayin'!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 15, 2018 11:23 PM (CLcKT)

396 Platoon was my least favorite 'Nam film. The part where all the dinks turn out to be chorus girls, who sing the whole Star Wars Christmas Special backward? Who needs it.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical ballls at November 15, 2018 11:23 PM (H5knJ)

397 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (90KoH)

I don't understand sausage gravy, but, also, not from the south.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:23 PM (w+Ped)

398
Sawmill gravy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:24 PM (NMAzL)

399 Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:21 PM (w+Ped)

It sure is.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:24 PM (90KoH)

400 I don't like gravy

...

I don't understand these words in this combination.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (DEzr3)

401 Sounds like a Cracker Barrel Old Timers breakfast!

I don't like gravy, grits, cornbread, OR sweet tea.

Go on ahead and try to take my Southern Card, I dare ye.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (90KoH)

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I'm 50% with you. I like the gravy on biscuits, and cornbread done right. No use for grits and sweet tea.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (ffYR/)

402 Had sausage gravy on biscuits with my company on Sunday am. yum.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (SzQWn)

403 @258 Thank you. I will try.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (l9m7l)

404 Infidel....awesome!

Looks like you have been very busy. Hope things are going okay!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (c1nDO)

405 cross dressing role in Boondock Saints. That was one ugly human.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 15, 2018 11:17 PM (2DOZq)

Wasn't he cross dressing in "The Last Temptation of Christ"?

Posted by: Average Guy at November 15, 2018 11:26 PM (LMcFk)

406 I don't like gravy .

Burn the witch!

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 11:26 PM (QWpu1)

407 Not really, but heads up and one foot in front of the other.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:26 PM (SzQWn)

408 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 15, 2018 11:19 PM (c1nDO

--------

Ex-husband. Terry The Bitch Barton initially claimed she was burning letters from the guy, and accidentally started it that way.

Later investigators and interrogators ascertained that this was bullshit. That she did it on purpose so she could put it out and be a big hero. Total psycho dumbass.

They made a shady deal with her to get sentenced by the judge, because a jury would've thrown the whole damn book at her, and she was one of their own.

Then they shipped out another judge on appeal who overturned the original judge on an even shadier conflict-of-interest justification (he had been evacuated lime everyone else in the middle of the state).

The whole thing just reeked.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (5aX2M)

409 Had sausage gravy on biscuits with my company on Sunday am. yum.
Posted by: Infidel
-----------

Kinda rough way to treat company.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (xSo9G)

410

I don't understand sausage gravy, but, also, not from the south.

Hmm, usually it's the red-eye gravy that non-Southerners don't get. Who makes gravy with coffee? Why, we do.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (HaL55)

411 We used to have biscuits and gravy with fried fish
my brother and I caught at sunrise, eggs and oj with my grandpa on
Vashon Island. Best grandpa ever

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:22 PM (PkVlr)


Did you ever read Onions in the Stew by Betty MacDonald? It is about her living on Vashon Island during WW2. Her husband worked for Boeing.

She also wrote The Egg and I, about being a farm wife on a chicken farm above Port Orford in the early 30's

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (mUa7G)

412
Your point in particular is to create art. And observe all the beauty in the world... its natural beauty ( which TN is full of), the beauty of the sunrise, sunsets, kittens, babies giggling... none of which costs a dime and all of which is manna for one's soul.

For some reason that sentence reminded me of Edward G. Robinson's final scene in Soylent Green.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:28 PM (aKsyK)

413 Sorry, meant @358.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:28 PM (l9m7l)

414 why eat grits when you can make hash browns? grits, we used that shit for machining delicate metal parts.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:28 PM (KP5rU)

415 she loved it. She also has a great place for target practice.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:29 PM (SzQWn)

416 398
Sawmill gravy.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

Everytime I see this term, I think:
A: What makes gravy "sawmill"?
B: of my father in law complaining that Cracker Barrel's sawmill gravy tastes like it's made with real sawdust

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 15, 2018 11:29 PM (ijaC6)

417 Autocucumber:

Shipped = shopped

Lime = like

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:29 PM (5aX2M)

418 Hmm, usually it's the red-eye gravy that non-Southerners don't get. Who makes gravy with coffee? Why, we do.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (HaL55)

Just googled that. Sounds awesome.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:29 PM (w+Ped)

419 Oh, and Korean breakfast can include rice, kimchi soup and some sort of noodle or stewed seaweed dish.

Nom nom nom.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 11:30 PM (mUa7G)

420 I was the last democrat swinging some real meat that found its way into a woman...!

Posted by: LBJ at November 15, 2018 11:30 PM (yhf6w)

421 you have to wonder how many morons are stuck on the gif thread trying to comment.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:30 PM (MTjB1)

422
She also wrote The Egg and I, about being a farm wife on a chicken farm above Port Orford in the early 30's
Posted by: Kindltot


Living next door to Ma and Pa Kettle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (aKsyK)

423 Just googled that. Sounds awesome.
Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:29 PM (w+Ped)

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It is, over fresh baked biscuit halves.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (ffYR/)

424 yeah asians have no idea what the fuck breakfast is supposed to be. more like lunch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (MTjB1)

425 Evening ONT'ers. The bifurcated thread does not bother me. I clicked on the sidebar link about Brazil's new foreign minister. Sounds like a true Moron, in the good sense of the word.

And in the sidebar to the Grauniad story, is a link to a story about Alberta's rat patrol, whose task it is to keep Alberta rat-free. And they get 'er done. Alberta has zero breeding populations of rats. That is a big deal, you know. And they have a photo of the head rat hunter, taken in the town of Langdon. I know folks from Langdon. Nice little place, now sadly becoming a bedroom community to Calgary.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (fDU8w)

426 420 I was the last democrat swinging some real meat that found its way into a woman...!
Posted by: LBJ at November 15, 2018 11:30 PM (yhf6w)

Piker.

Posted by: BJ Clinton at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (w+Ped)

427 I don't like gravy .

Is English your second language? Because that phrase doesn't make any sense. Is it a direct translation of an idiom from your native language? What does it mean?

Posted by: Weirddave at November 15, 2018 11:32 PM (JP6CH)

428 403 @258 Thank you. I will try.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 15, 2018 11:25 PM (l9m7l)

Biggest takeaway there is to focus only on things that make you happy, or at least make you feel better. Give a bare minimum of attention to anything else.

And appreciate the heck out of whatever you come across that does that for you. Savor it at night. Go over your day and instead of focusing on the bad, latch on to everything/the one thing that was good and think about how much you appreciate that.

You get more of what you focus on, my son, so focus on the GOOD.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:32 PM (90KoH)

429

Just googled that. Sounds awesome.

It goes great over a big ol' slice of breakfast ham.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:32 PM (HaL55)

430 Sausage gravy (sawmill style) on biscuits....yes please
Red eye gravy with country ham n biscuits....I believe I will
White pepper gravy on chicken fried steak....uh, extra, yes
Brown gravy on mashed taters....bring it, leave the gravy boat
Turkey gravy on, well, your entire Thanksgiving meal..o yeah

Gravy as a beverage. Sure, why not.

Leftover sawmill gravy for wall spackle....excellent.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:33 PM (DEzr3)

431
It is, over fresh baked biscuit halves.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (ffYR/)

It's going on my must-try list next to shakshuka.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:34 PM (w+Ped)

432 Kindlot

I will look it up! My grandfather homesteaded on Vashon. Thank you!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:34 PM (PkVlr)

433 you happy, or at least make you feel better. Give a bare minimum of attention to anything else.

And appreciate the heck out of whatever you come across that does that for you. Savor it at night. Go over your day and instead of focusing on the bad, latch on to everything/the one thing that was good and think about how much you appreciate that.

You get more of what you focus on, my son, so focus on the GOOD.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at N



going to be a lot of porn watching there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:34 PM (MTjB1)

434 sawmill gravy can be used for plumber's putty.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:35 PM (KP5rU)

435 Snow flurries in North Georgia.

It's really cold here, too, but all we're getting is rain.
Posted by: ALH at November 15, 2018 09:59 PM (dczB+)

Alla samey here in Alberta. Light rain, just above freezing. I'll take it, thanks. You don't have to shovel rain.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 11:35 PM (fDU8w)

436 334 What this whole conversation about comic strips makes me realize is that I don't remember when I stopped reading them.

Iris, I quit comic strips for the most part around 2004, when I dumped my local rag subscription. I followed a couple of them online for a while, but it wasn't the same. No big loss I guess.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 15, 2018 11:35 PM (Z4rgH)

437 110 Say, do we have any Morons in the Phoenix area? I'm going to be there Thanksgiving week.

You'll discover the answer within the first five minutes of driving here...

Posted by: Final Arbiter of Reality at November 15, 2018 11:35 PM (3pGfC)

438 408
Ex-husband. Terry The Bitch Barton initially claimed she was burning letters from the guy, and accidentally started it that way.

Later investigators and interrogators ascertained that this was bullshit. That she did it on purpose so she could put it out and be a big hero. Total psycho dumbass.

They made a shady deal with her to get sentenced by the judge, because a jury would've thrown the whole damn book at her, and she was one of their own.

Then they shipped out another judge on appeal who overturned the original judge on an even shadier conflict-of-interest justification (he had been evacuated lime everyone else in the middle of the state).

The whole thing just reeked.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:27 PM (5aX2M)



Government employees really do seem to believe that they should not be bound by the same laws as we peasants. And they close ranks to protect their own.

You want a civil war? This is how you get a civil war.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 11:35 PM (sdi6R)

439 going to be a lot of porn watching there.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:34 PM (MTjB1)

Watching' porn here, Boss!

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:36 PM (w+Ped)

440 Y'all crack me up. Gravy just doesn't do much for me.

It is probably more accurate to say that I prefer to eat the things that one usually puts gravy on with All The Butter.

Mashed potatoes? BUTTER, and some Moar Butter.

Biscuits? Butter with a side of butter, please.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:36 PM (90KoH)

441 everyone in phoenix is a moron but only a couple of them hang out at the hq.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:36 PM (MTjB1)

442 so you know if Trump would give me a 00 designation I will take care of the fence climbers.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (MTjB1)

443 440: tammy, sound like our daughter. "i'll have butter with a side of butter, please." never touched gravy in her life.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (KP5rU)

444 >>I don't like gravy, grits, cornbread, OR sweet tea.

I'm going to pretend I didn't read that...

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (NMAzL)

445

BALTIMORE (AP) - A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron's pro-Nazi and pro-Trump outburst during a Wednesday night production of "Fiddler on the Roof" sent panicked people running for the exits.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (aKsyK)

446 Butter is good.

It can make all the food the doctor says you should eat good if you will simply boil the ever-living sh*t out of it, toss it with a stick of butter and salt and pepper the hell out of it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (DEzr3)

447 chavez, she sounds like a sensible young lady!




Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (90KoH)

448 by gravy y'all mean some sort of sauce made from cooked meat and flour and not cum, right?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (MTjB1)

449 All this breakfast food talk, and nary a mention of avocado toast.

Posted by: Miklos,, unsurprised at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (zCyNd)

450 447: yes, she is.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (KP5rU)

451 Yankeefifth

Really?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:40 PM (PkVlr)

452 Crossing the streams. Hash browns and gravy is a favorite dish.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 11:40 PM (QWpu1)

453 Really?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at N



shouldn't you be getting spanked somewhere?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (MTjB1)

454 449 All this breakfast food talk, and nary a mention of avocado toast.
Posted by: Miklos,, unsurprised at November 15, 2018 11:39 PM (zCyNd)

Avacado toast is not a thing.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (w+Ped)

455 Okay, here's a question for the Horde that I wouldn't ask anywhere else, because I know you guys will have the correct answer:

Does anyone know what specifically caused Melania Trump to demand Mira Ricardel's removal from the WH?

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (miE9U)

456 Crossing the streams. Hash browns and gravy is a favorite dish.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 11:40 PM (QWpu1)

It's people like you what cause poutine.

Posted by: Miklos, taking a pass at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (zCyNd)

457

Yes to the butter.

Tami, one can also put the butter in with the gravy. Luv that on mashed potatoes.

And biscuits are the best vehicle for butter known to man.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (HaL55)

458 I am looking up corn pone recipes.

Odd that so many of them are actually my cornbread recipe without baking soda

Guess I will have to try spooning that on top of a pot of stew to see what it does.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (mUa7G)

459 Biggest takeaway there is to focus only on things that make you happy, or at least make you feel better. Give a bare minimum of attention to anything else.

And appreciate the heck out of whatever you come across that does that for you. Savor it at night. Go over your day and instead of focusing on the bad, latch on to everything/the one thing that was good and think about how much you appreciate that.

You get more of what you focus on, my son, so focus on the GOOD.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:32 PM (90KoH)

Rons would be smart to listen and put this wise advise into practice. Y'all may even attract something beautiful and new into your lives.

No not porn and no fapping methods, both of which people need to quit cold turkey.

Posted by: literally serious at November 15, 2018 11:42 PM (1hhNr)

460 445

BALTIMORE (AP) - A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron's pro-Nazi and pro-Trump outburst during a Wednesday night production of "Fiddler on the Roof" sent panicked people running for the exits.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (aKsyK)


"Pro-Trump?"

*cough* bullshit *cough*

Ten million quatloos says it was an SJW drama queen.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 11:43 PM (sdi6R)

461 No not porn and no fapping methods, both of which people need to quit cold turkey.
Posted by: literally serious at N




who goes to the internets for masturbation methods?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:43 PM (MTjB1)

462 Avacado toast is not a thing.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (w+Ped)

Excellent news.

*takes swig of vodka from the breakfast bottle*

Posted by: Miklos, carbo loading at November 15, 2018 11:43 PM (zCyNd)

463 I had a dish at a Tex-mex place the other day that was an avocado, cut in half, stuffed with chicken and cheese, breaded and deep fried.

It was pretty damned good.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:44 PM (DEzr3)

464 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (NMAzL)

Oh, and pimento cheese.

OTOH, I do love collard greens ( I really love a mix of mustard and turnip greens the best) ham biscuits, cheese straws, filed peas, fried chicken.

And a big pot of pinto beans and ham hocks with a side of fried potatoes and onions is my idea of heaven.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:44 PM (90KoH)

465 wifes brother always has fresh shrimp. never have we had to endure grits with them.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:44 PM (KP5rU)

466 Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 11:43 PM (sdi6R)

Who would try that in Baltimore? Hell, I'm surprised they would even allow a production of Fidder on the
Roof in the first place.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (w+Ped)

467 Say, do we have any Morons in the Phoenix area? I'm going to be there Thanksgiving week.
Posted by: Emmie at November 15, 2018 10:17 PM (4HMW

There's a bunch of them: Phoenixgirl, Osprey, Cannibal Bob, Tilikum, and Blanco Basura, to name a few. Some of them mostly lurk, now. I am usually there January through March myself.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (fDU8w)

468 Biscuits 'n gravy. Pretty sure that's what they serve in heaven, along with think cut bacon, cheese grits, hash brown casserole, fried apples, eggs over easy, and JFG coffee (black).
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:15 PM (DEzr3)

===

And raisin toast with blackberry jam.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (EZebt)

469

Ack! I stabbed my hand making avocado toast!

Posted by: Joy Behar at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (NMAzL)

470 Thank you for the bifurcation, WD. I don't think I could handle all those gifs.

Posted by: Surfperch's Phone at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (gh7cp)

471 #70 #BREAKING: Officials say at least 631 people are missing in deadly Camp Fire in Northern California; death toll at 63
Pacific Gas and Electric is fucked.
Posted by: Mark1971 at November 15, 2018 10:07 PM (xPl2J)

They should countersue the shit out of the state for not allowing brush clearance, logging, and controlled burns.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (Evws/)

472 Does anyone know what specifically caused Melania Trump to demand Mira Ricardel's removal from the WH?

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My (vague) understanding is that Melania was pissed off at her for short-sheeting her staff on arrangements for travel, accommodations, security, etc. It sounded to me like the lady had a bone to pick with FLOTUS, and was being passive aggressive about it, and maybe just pushed it too far.

Or maybe her husband asked her to provide a justification for him to release an unwanted employee. Who knows?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (5aX2M)

473 cheese straws, filed peas, fried chicken.

What do you file peas under?

Posted by: Miklos, butter bean counter at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (zCyNd)

474 Yankeefifth,

Probably need a spanking.

I've been baaaaaad

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (PkVlr)

475 Does anyone know what specifically caused Melania Trump to demand Mira Ricardel's removal from the WH?
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (miE9U)


Rumor is that there is resistance to Melania's choices for personal staff and it might come from that area and be ascribed to personal animus.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (mUa7G)

476 lol, baltimore? it was fiddy cent on the roof

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (MTjB1)

477 And biscuits are the best vehicle for butter known to man.

Posted by:BackwardsBoyat November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (HaL55)

A great sourdough boule is mighty good with butter!

But I would not complain about a biscuit hot out of the oven!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (wYseH)

478 Ack! I stabbed my hand making avocado toast!
Posted by: Joy Behar at November 15, 2018 11:45 PM (NMAzL)


Then Joy licked her own blood, and LOVED the flavor. She couldn't stop it! She bled herself dry and full and dry again over and over and over, licking and tasting and swallowing and licking again!! It went on for days and days!!!

And that's how Joy Behar became a vampiress... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (miE9U)

479 And biscuits are the best vehicle for butter known to man.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:41 PM (HaL55)

Ain't they just?

My most favorite dessert lately is biscuits with butter and blackberry jam, lawsy.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (90KoH)

480 need a spanking.

I've been baaaaaad
Posted by: Nurse ratched at N




we're here for you

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (MTjB1)

481 I asked publius what kind of cheese you put in cheese grits. He said, "Shredded." "Yes, but what kind?" "I dunno, CHEEEEESE!"
I can't even. Help me!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (NMAzL)

482 Corn on the cob.

I'm just sayin', it was born for butter baby!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:48 PM (DEzr3)

483 Posted by: Miklos, butter bean counter at November 15, 2018 11:46 PM (zCyNd)

Good lord! FIELD peas, sorry about that!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:48 PM (90KoH)

484 did you see how ricardel dressed? no way melania was going to let that hot mess interfere with her glitzkrieg.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:48 PM (MTjB1)

485 Miley,

It's just cheese. All cheese is medium cheddar

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:49 PM (PkVlr)

486 nobody in the "press" was interested in melania before, so, fuck them now. hillary fired and destroyed more peoples' careers the first day than melania ever will. white house travel staff?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:49 PM (KP5rU)

487 "I dunno, CHEEEEESE!"
I can't even. Help me!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (NMAzL)

Use Cheetos. Play dumb. He'll get right.

Posted by: Miklos, kitchen disciplinarian at November 15, 2018 11:49 PM (zCyNd)

488 Put some of Y5's "gravy" on it and I re know you'll have de-filed peas.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (DEzr3)

489

A new study suggests a majority of women who date men really like a guy with with facial hair ... but not too much.

The study surveyed about 8,500 women.

Researchers found a majority of the women preferred men with 10 days' worth of facial hair growth, which they described as "light to heavy stubble."

Next in order of preference were men with full beards, then those with light stubble.

Men who were clean-shaven were ranked as the least attractive by study participants.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (aKsyK)

490 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (wYseH)

Oh now you've took and done it. I was just telling mama the other day I was craving some good CA sourdough.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (90KoH)

491 A great sourdough boule is mighty good with butter!

But I would not complain about a biscuit hot out of the oven!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 15, 2018 11:47 PM (wYseH)

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Top those 4 biscuit halves with sausage gravy, and you will have a ribsticker of a breakfast that will last you until dinner.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (ffYR/)

492 she looks hideous.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:51 PM (SzQWn)

493 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (DEzr3)

LOL!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:51 PM (90KoH)

494 I'd read that the row between Ricardel and the First Lady started over seating on an aircraft on her recent trip to Africa...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 15, 2018 11:51 PM (CLcKT)

495 Men who were clean-shaven were ranked as the least attractive by study participants.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (aKsyK)

Beards have their uses.

Posted by: Clean-shaven Barry O at November 15, 2018 11:51 PM (zCyNd)

496 Men who were clean-shaven were ranked as the least attractive by study participants.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at N



say what you will but the guys shaving their balls are only doing it for other guys.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:52 PM (MTjB1)

497 We must all be spanked!

Posted by: Zoot at November 15, 2018 11:53 PM (Evws/)

498 Why? Because almost every other comic strip was either an old-fashioned joke factory (Nancy), or a low-budget-looking action-violence movie in storyboard form (Steve Canyon).

In Peanuts, all you had were these plainly drawn children, in a plainly drawn setting, discussing things like philosophy... yearnings... depression... emotions... failure... all the "big topics."

It wasn't just about the punchlines, although Schulz did try to deliver on those as well, at least some of the time.
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 10:34 PM (miE9U)

Actually, those old adventure-serial comics, like Steve Canyon and Terry and the Pirates, were very well drawn, probably better than most superhero comics. The faces of the characters, both the heroes and the baddies, had character.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 15, 2018 11:54 PM (fDU8w)

499 I do not even understand how a woman as unkempt and completely lacking in polish as that woman is, got anywhere near being an assistant to a FLOTUS.

Any FLOTUS, let alone a model and NY socialite married to a fucking billionaire.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:54 PM (90KoH)

500 29 deg. and windy outside. Bitter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (CDGwz)

501 And then the oral sex!

Posted by: Zoot at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (Evws/)

502 Heh.

Ricadel was born Mira Radielovic (Croatian).

Looks like she irritated the wrong Slovene.

Posted by: Miklos, from the North Balkans at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (zCyNd)

503 Men who were clean-shaven were ranked as the least attractive by study participants.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (aKsyK)

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Meh. I shave. Always have, because I don't want to look like a Moslem.

Then, every low-t hipster homo grew out their facial hair and started oiling it up with boutique products from Birchbox for "Men" as a way to divert attention from their femininity, and provided extra incentive for me to shave daily.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (5aX2M)

504 489
Men who were clean-shaven were ranked as the least attractive by study participants.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (aKsyK)


So much for American men circa 1910-1970.

Posted by: rickl at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (sdi6R)

505 Don't be bitter, Mike. There's nothing you can do about the weather.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (Evws/)

506 never too much snow or cold.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (MTjB1)

507 I'm not usually the most up to date with technology but even I can deal with the GIFs. Love the cat ones, BTW. Got rid of the string and dixie cups a couple of years ago.

I do remember when 300 baud and an acoustic coupler was hot stuff and there was one nasty printer that did 100 baud. God! There was time for a short beer waiting for each page to finish. It would have been quicker to use clay tablets.

Posted by: JTB at November 15, 2018 11:56 PM (758Rh)

508 I used to have a Steve Canyon lunch box.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

509 I do like stubble, but you need to be smooth shaven under certain circumstances IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:56 PM (90KoH)

510 Geez. I thought you meant 'shaven balls' when discussing 'clean shaven' and a poll/study about attractiveness!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 15, 2018 11:57 PM (Evws/)

511 Miley,



It's just cheese. All cheese is medium cheddar

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:49 PM (PkVlr)

Thank you for breaking the code.
Now I have another question. I was looking at a recipe for Cajun fried chicken. You mix the dry spices and a few drops of hot sauce and spread them over the cut-up chicken pieces. They can sit in the fridge for a day, to penetrate the meat. Then this recipe says to place those pieces into a fresh bowl and pour a cup of buttermilk over them. Then take them out of the buttermilk, place in a new bowl and toss with flour.
My question is this - what's the point of essentially rinsing them in buttermilk?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:57 PM (NMAzL)

512 AOP, true, they were very well-drawn.

A lot of people don't know, Schulz and Stan Lee were contemporaries and, I believe, friends (at least professionally).

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:57 PM (miE9U)

513 i shave when i feel like it. give a shit what the fuck is the style this morning. fuckin g.q. homos.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 15, 2018 11:57 PM (KP5rU)

514 never too much snow or cold.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (MTjB1)

This.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 15, 2018 11:58 PM (QWpu1)

515

A great sourdough boule is mighty good with butter!



But I would not complain about a biscuit hot out of the oven!


Funny you should mention sourdough bread. B'Gal mentioned that she'd never eaten it before, so I got a small loaf from the Publix bakery. She didn't care for it much, but I thought it was pretty good. First time I'd had their sourdough bread.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 15, 2018 11:58 PM (HaL55)

516 485 Miley,

It's just cheese. All cheese is medium cheddar
Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 15, 2018 11:49 PM (PkVlr)


All cheese is Tillamook Medium Cheddar.

Posted by: Splunge at November 15, 2018 11:59 PM (Vb4BV)

517 Also, if you've read about Charles Schulz as I have, and seen some of his personal sketches, particularly the ones he did in the 1940s...

Schulz could draw *very* realistically, and in the style of the classic action comics. He also praised those artists' abilities, when he taught art classes off and on throughout the 1970s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 15, 2018 11:59 PM (miE9U)

518 nobody in the "press" was interested in melania before, so, fuck them now. hillary fired and destroyed more peoples' careers the first day than melania ever will. white house travel staff?
Posted by: chavez the hugo
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My favorite Clinton WH figure is Craig Livingston. No one knows who hired him, it seems.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 15, 2018 11:59 PM (CDGwz)

519 Heh, Lou Grant on Gunsmoke.

Posted by: Infidel at November 15, 2018 11:59 PM (SzQWn)

520 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 15, 2018 11:57 PM (NMAzL)

Damn coonasses got it backwards. Must be some fucked up ancient Frog bullshit.

You soak it in the buttermilk overnight, or at least for a few hours.

Season the flour with the spices.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 15, 2018 11:59 PM (90KoH)

521 never too much snow or cold.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 15, 2018 11:55 PM (MTjB1)

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Ehhh, I grew up in Chicago. Had enough. Enjoy it it in your place though.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (ffYR/)

522 Miley,

The buttermilk sticks to the seasoned flour, then the new flour sticks to the buttermilk.

Make sure your oil is the right temp. I


Mmmmmmmmmm

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (PkVlr)

523 Is the sky still blue, I haven't seen it in over a week?

Posted by: Smoked Surfperch, Inhaling an Unhealthy Amount of the Oaken Goodness at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (gh7cp)

524 My question is this -- what's the point of essentially rinsing them in buttermilk?
It removes the tannin.
.
.
Actually, I don't know but that sounds good, right?

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (Evws/)

525 514; snow and cold keeps the riff raff from taking over your town. they move on to warmer pastures after the first subzero windchills around here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (KP5rU)

526 520: tammy has it right.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:01 AM (KP5rU)

527 Heh, Lou Grant on Gunsmoke.
I saw the old Commie in a Hallmark (style or original?) movie just yesterday. And, yes, he's still alive.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2018 12:01 AM (Evws/)

528 Love the GIFs. Made me laugh. Not a lot to laugh about here with the fires. Makes me miss tornadoes. At least those come and go.

Posted by: LadyTheo at November 16, 2018 12:01 AM (X+6iw)

529


Miley, so the flour will stick to it. That also might tone down the hot sauce a bit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 16, 2018 12:02 AM (HaL55)

530 Well, this is an odd ONT...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 16, 2018 12:02 AM (d6Ksn)

531 have been trying to get Mrs. YankeeFifth to let me try my sleeping bags out on the deck but we have not had cold enough weather to get into an argument over it.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 16, 2018 12:02 AM (MTjB1)

532
snow and cold keeps the riff raff from taking over your town. they move on to warmer pastures after the first subzero windchills around here.
Posted by: chavez the hugo


Yep, no riff raff in Chicago.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:02 AM (aKsyK)

533 Buttermilk also gives it a little tang.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 16, 2018 12:03 AM (DEzr3)

534 Splunge,

Truer words have never been spoken

All hail Tillamook

You ever been to the factory?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2018 12:03 AM (PkVlr)

535 Low carb eating is especially challenging in the Bay Area. We have sourdough. Even the legendary Acme bakery offers a "Sweet Batard" and a "Sour Batard." Their New York Rye is just stunning. Then there's the Cranberry Walnut.

Argh, off to eat another sausage. At least I got a fresh shipment of the Cajun article from Louisiana today.

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2018 12:04 AM (Vb4BV)

536 snow and cold keeps the riff raff from taking over your town. they move on to warmer pastures after the first subzero windchills around here.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (KP5rU)

I hoping this is the case for my home state of Montana.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 16, 2018 12:04 AM (QWpu1)

537 530: donna! damn straight. i'm about ready to check out for the night.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:04 AM (KP5rU)

538 534 Splunge,
Truer words have never been spoken
All hail Tillamook
You ever been to the factory?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2018 12:03 AM (PkVlr)


No, I didn't even know you could do that. Is it fun? Do you get lots of samples?

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2018 12:04 AM (Vb4BV)

539 525
514; snow and cold keeps the riff raff from taking over your town. they
move on to warmer pastures after the first subzero windchills around
here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM (KP5rU)
Unfortunately, the riff raff in Madison sticks around.

I read the powers that be dumped a bunch of Syrian "refugees" in Idaho - way to punish the deplorables. Can't imagine they'll be happy with the climate there.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (d6Ksn)

540 Heard from an FB friend, Cher is 'melting down' because of Trump's upcoming visit.

I responded, it isn't hard to make Cher melt down these days, as she's now mostly plastic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (miE9U)

541 532: we aint as phisticated as chicago. pretty small demographic here to peddle guns and drugs.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (KP5rU)

542 And Miley, if you like a crispy crust that sticks to the chicken really well and forms a bond with the skin, then after you finish the breading process, leave it sitting on a wire rack for about 20-30 minutes before you fry it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (DEzr3)

543 Splunge,

YES!!!!!!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (PkVlr)

544 Point of order on legal distinction: all pyromaniacs are arsonists, but not vice versa. Arson for profit or terrorism is usually treated more harshly than pyromania.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 15, 2018 10:53 PM (5aX2M)

If an arsonist starts a fire that causes a death, or more than one, that arsonist is guilty of murder, and regardless of motive, should be put to death by being soaked in gasoline, set alight, and then fed blazing through a wood chipper.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (fDU8w)

545 Upcoming visit to California, that is.

Also it's no wonder Cher is emotionally fragile anyway. She just celebrated her 93rd birthday... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:06 AM (miE9U)

546


I do chicken into flour (nekkid), then into egg/buttermilk dredge, back in the flour then into the frying pan.
Usually with just some salt, black and white pepper in the flour to taste.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (HaL55)

547 snow and cold keeps the riff raff from taking over your town. they move
on to warmer pastures after the first subzero windchills around here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:00 AM


Nah... Then they just hunker down and call in reinforcements!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (CLcKT)

548 set alight, and then fed blazing through a wood chipper.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (fDU8w)

Look, Mama! He's so sparkly!

Posted by: Miklos, with a look of innocent joy at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (zCyNd)

549
I read the powers that be dumped a bunch of Syrian "refugees" in Idaho - way to punish the deplorables. Can't imagine they'll be happy with the climate there.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V


Somalis seem to have settled into Maine and Minnesota.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (aKsyK)

550 Buttermilk will tenderize the chicken.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (90KoH)

551 Looks like "The Connors" is going down in flames.

Not only has ABC only ordered ONE more episode for this season, but the cast is taking pay cuts.

"Only $89,000 an episode?!? I'll starve to death!!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (miE9U)

552
e.g., i.e., fuck you


-- Ray "Bones" Barboni

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (pNxlR)

553 Somalis seem to have settled into Maine and Minnesota.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (aKsyK)
I knew about Minnesota (damn Scandi Vikings fans!), but not Maine.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (d6Ksn)

554 Low carb eating is especially challenging in the Bay Area. We have sourdough. Even the legendary Acme bakery offers a "Sweet Batard" and a "Sour Batard." Their New York Rye is just stunning. Then there's the Cranberry Walnut.

Argh, off to eat another sausage. At least I got a fresh shipment of the Cajun article from Louisiana today.
Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2018 12:04 AM (Vb4BV)

Got that right Splunge. If I'm not buyin' it, I'm bakin' it (but not sourdough, yet). Average Wife is half Italian, so we also get a plethora of pasta. Fortunately I appear to be genetically blessed to handle a high-carb diet, but I do balance it out with plenty of protein and fats.

Posted by: Average Guy at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (LMcFk)

555 Buttermilk also gives it a little tang.


Tang?

So that's how you make Orange Chicken!

Posted by: Miklos, third shift sous-chef at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (zCyNd)

556 You're right, Donna. It is kinda weird to be discussing the weather on the ONT.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2018 12:09 AM (Evws/)

557
I knew about Minnesota (damn Scandi Vikings fans!), but not Maine.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V


And I forgot to mention Columbus, OH as well.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:10 AM (aKsyK)

558 You can also whip an egg into the buttermilk.

Also, add some celery seed to the spices in the flour.

Then one time you could brine your chicken in some pickle juice for a few hours. Garlic stuffed pickle juice is even better.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (90KoH)

559 California utilities to do fire hazard mitigation?



they did on the ranch i grew up on. pge would sub out the small
stuff and their own crews would do the large stuff on the back of the
property.

Posted by: concrete girl at November 15, 2018 10:49 PM (9ORmh)

They did until the ecofascists and environazis screamed about the spotted owls and various other bugs, etc. Protect the wildlife!!!!!

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (u5LFV)

560 Tang?

So that's how you make Orange Chicken!
Posted by: Miklos, third shift sous-chef at N




she meant whang

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (MTjB1)

561 If an arsonist starts a fire that causes a death, or more than one, that
arsonist is guilty of murder, and regardless of motive, should be put
to death by being soaked in gasoline, set alight, and then fed blazing
through a wood chipper.



Sounds good, I like spicy food!

Posted by: Woody Woodchipper at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (0bu2O)

562 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:05 AM (fDU8w)

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Troof.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (5aX2M)

563 You whip an egg in the buttermilk and drink it all up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:12 AM (aKsyK)

564 Most of the gifsd idn't work for me but the obes which did were good. The kitten with the toy soldiers is adorable, though, and I would like to have seen the surfing bird. Thanks, Weirddave

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:13 AM (AllCR)

565
They did until the ecofascists and environazis screamed about the spotted owls and various other bugs, etc. Protect the wildlife!!!!


Sure, then fry them to a crisp ... if you haven't pureed them in your windmills first.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 16, 2018 12:13 AM (pNxlR)

566 A statement from the Reaper...
I understand it appears as if I have been willfully negligent in my duties as of late, especially when it portends to aging politicians, John McCain being the exception. Allow me to ease your concerns. I have on the winter docket a strong harvest itinerary that is sure to be a crowd pleaser and a thinning of the herd not seen in years. I have coupled together illness, disease, accidents, and vengeance as my frontal assault leaves few standing in a shock and awe wave that rocks the very core of the elitist structure of government. Trust me...and you know you can. Have I ever NOT let you down?

Posted by: The Grim Reaper... at November 16, 2018 12:13 AM (yhf6w)

567 559 They did until the ecofascists and environazis screamed about the spotted owls and various other bugs, etc. Protect the wildlife!!!!!
Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2018 12:11 AM (u5LFV)


Yup, I remember reading about this decades ago, that the green types had prevailed in their argument that the forest should be left alone to go through its normal cycle of accumulating dry ground brush and then burning every so often.

It has worked out about as well as the other ideas of the Left.

Posted by: Splunge at November 16, 2018 12:13 AM (Vb4BV)

568 The Bay Area truly does have the best gawt damned sourdough in the world. Bar none.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:14 AM (90KoH)

569

OK Hordelings, it's Bedtime for Bonzo, although I could go for a midnight snack first. Y'all are just a terrible influence on me.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 16, 2018 12:14 AM (HaL55)

570 i live in a village of 2000. not a lot of opportunity for the shit you are all talking about. not a whole bunch of money to be made plying grievances here. nobody gives a fuck about your "grievances."

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:14 AM (KP5rU)

571 Also, I am one of ten people on the East Coast who did not see "Frozen" (Cuts down on your Disney films when you don't have kids the correct age to see them) so I don't know what she's really supposed to be singing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:15 AM (AllCR)

572

Crisco, maybe a little pepper to make things frisky and go to it!

Posted by: The Chicken Fucker at November 16, 2018 12:15 AM (mlRfA)

573 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:12 AM (aKsyK)

No, damn it, that's for beer, not buttermilk.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:15 AM (90KoH)

574 chavez, you are in Nevada, correct?

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:16 AM (miE9U)

575 not a whole bunch of money to be made plying grievances here. nobody gives a fuck about your "grievances."

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:14 AM (KP5rU)

"Two lawyers can make a living in a town where one can't"

-Mark Twain

Posted by: Miklos, re-confliction expert at November 16, 2018 12:16 AM (zCyNd)

576 574: nope. bumfuck, wisconsin. voted 94% republican in the last election. our son lives in vegas. i'm a backwards, mouth breathing, redneck. i'm good.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:18 AM (KP5rU)

577 chavez, also sounds nice (but cold). :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:19 AM (miE9U)

578 BALTIMORE (AP) - A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron's pro-Nazi and pro-Trump outburst during a Wednesday night production of "Fiddler on the Roof" sent panicked people running for the exits.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (aKsyK)

Anyone here willing to bet that the asshole is NOT a leftist?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:19 AM (fDU8w)

579 575: lawyers have all left town. couldn't make a fucking living here. damn shame.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:19 AM (KP5rU)

580 577; it's cold. but, i pick my battles.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:20 AM (KP5rU)

581 Anyone here willing to bet that the asshole is NOT a leftist?

*from Insty*

NEW: The man has been identified by Baltimore police as Anthony M. Derlunas, 59. AND GET THIS: He told police he was yelling "Heil Hitler, Heil Trump" because of his *hatred* for Trump. Said the last scene of the first act reminded him. (Also said he'd been drinking heavily.)

Posted by: Miklos, wager declined at November 16, 2018 12:21 AM (zCyNd)

582 Anyone here willing to bet that the asshole is NOT a leftist?Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:19 AM (fDU8w)


I'd be willing to out don money -if I had any-that he's not a Trump supporter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:22 AM (AllCR)

583 508 ... "I used to have a Steve Canyon lunch box."

Bertram, I had a Roy Rogers lunch box. Roy and Dale were on the lid and Nellie Belle the jeep was on the other side.

But Steve Canyon was a really cool comic strip along with The Phantom. My favorite was Prince Valiant: Viking ships, King Arthur, swords and axes, and Aleta was a hottie. Also, Prince Valiant had by far the best art work, especially the Sunday paper ones in color. That was some serious, detailed illustration.

Posted by: JTB at November 16, 2018 12:23 AM (758Rh)

584 All imported by Trump!!1!



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 15, 2018 10:57 PM (LsBY9)

Yup! Way back in the 1870's!

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2018 12:23 AM (u5LFV)

585 First?

Posted by: Roger Ramjet at November 16, 2018 12:23 AM (NtIho)

586 582-I see that he wasn't a Trump supporter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:24 AM (AllCR)

587 adios morons. be well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 16, 2018 12:24 AM (KP5rU)

588 Thank you all for the fried chicken tips. I can see that people have preferred methods. I enjoyed some Bojangles last week, and it was juicy and the flavor went right into the meat. I liked the idea of the dry rub, right on the skin, for 24 hours. But I'd expected that the spices would be in the buttermilk and it would marinate in that. I'm guessing that marinating too long in buttermilk would give the chicken a squishy texture.

The recipe I found had no egg at all.
I'm wondering if I could do the dry rub AND add spices to the flour, both. I like it hot.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:24 AM (NMAzL)

589 Somalis seem to have settled into Maine and Minnesota.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2018 12:07 AM (aKsyK)

Alberta has a bunch of the useless fuckers, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:26 AM (fDU8w)

590 Pssst - publius is in the other room, trying to get the TV box to work. I just wanted to tell you guys that he's adorable. Mum's the word.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:26 AM (NMAzL)

591 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:24 AM (NMAzL)

Of course you can. More spice is always best!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:28 AM (90KoH)

592 sent panicked people running for the exits.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:38 PM (aKsyK)

Anyone here willing to bet that the asshole is NOT a leftist?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:19 AM (fDU8w)

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This is why I'm afraid of crowds... I'm not afraid of some (probably fake) Nazi possible terrorist. I can probably handle him. If not, then oh well... it's been a good run anyway.

But a stampeding crowd? That's real danger. Just climb up on a seat, I guess. It's all you can do.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:28 AM (5aX2M)

593 Also, I am one of ten people on the East Coast who
did not see "Frozen" (Cuts down on your Disney films when you don't have
kids the correct age to see them) so I don't know what she's really
supposed to be singing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:15 AM (AllCR)

I, too, am one of those ten people!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:28 AM (NMAzL)

594 You're right, Donna. It is kinda weird to be discussing the weather on the ONT.
Posted by: andycanuck
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Yeah, well, pretty windy and cold here. The power just did a reset.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:29 AM (CDGwz)

595 The spice would sit on top of the buttermilk if you did it that way, dry rub is probably fine, but I would think it'd make it tougher. I suppose it depends on the spices?

I'd say the hot sauce would give it the best flavor as far as penetrating the meat.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:30 AM (90KoH)

596 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:28 AM (NMAzL)


We can form a club. I don't even know the basic story except that it's about sisters and I guess they live someplace cold.. Can't even recall the last Disney film which I saw.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:32 AM (AllCR)

597 Read at FB that Jim "Can't Shut Up" Acosta is now whining like a miserable bitch at Twitter about how destroyed his career will now be, thanks to Trump having his sorry fudge-covered ass thrown out of the WH briefing room.

Here's really, really hoping that in 5 years he's homeless and living under a bridge, preferably one where he gets raped often by a murderous 400-pound tranny named "Tiny."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:32 AM (miE9U)

598 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:26 AM (NMAzL)

I always suspicioned he was adorable.

I'm guessing you are a perfect match!

God bless you both real good.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:32 AM (90KoH)

599
But a stampeding crowd? That's real danger. Just climb up on a seat, I guess. It's all you can do.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
---------

Probably better to avoid the hajj at Mecca.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:33 AM (CDGwz)

600 I haven't seen Frozen either.

I admit I'm lonely and bitter enough to often feel like everything Disney is a giant club that I'm not allowed into.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:34 AM (miE9U)

601 188 Wild fires would be a very effective form of terrorism.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 15, 2018 10:32 PM (DEzr3)

The Japanese thought so in WWII. They sent fire balloons on the jet stream hoping to start wildfires in the Pacific Northwest/British Columbia/Yukon/Alaska and points east and south. .

Posted by: Fox2! at November 16, 2018 12:34 AM (MwFQu)

602 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:34 AM (miE9U)

Why?!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:35 AM (90KoH)

603
Her Grace has given meaning to my life. She is the purpose of me.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 16, 2018 12:35 AM (NMAzL)

604 I'm gonna love him up real good, Tammy.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (NMAzL)

605 Fenelon -Prayers needed for a second cousin, being ordained Sunday...as a Presbyterian.

I suppose it was inevitable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (CDGwz)

606 She's singing "Let it go" as she eschews her old life for that of an ice witch. "Fuck it all" works both with the meter of the song and thematically with the subject.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (JP6CH)

607 Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 16, 2018 12:35 AM (NMAzL)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (90KoH)

608 I have a 4: year old granddaughter..... my vision of hell is being forced to watch " Frozen" for all eternity......

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:38 AM (ffWPP)

609 The Japanese thought so in WWII. They sent fire balloons on the jet stream hoping to start wildfires in the Pacific Northwest/British Columbia/Yukon/Alaska and points east and south. .
Posted by: Fox2! at November 16, 2018 12:34 AM (MwFQu)

I think they actually managed to start a few fires, but they never amounted to much.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:38 AM (fDU8w)

610 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (CDGwz)

Is your friend of the PCUSA or the more conservative branch=not that it matters to their sense of excitement.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:39 AM (AllCR)

611 Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 16, 2018 12:35 AM (NMAzL)

As God intended.



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:39 AM (90KoH)

612 Tammy, good question :-)

I admit it goes way back. I got bullied and my parents' way of dealing with it, rather than teaching me to fight back, was to teach me to be avoidant.

So when I graduated HS and all the other kids got to go to Grad Night at Disneyland... my parents told me no, you can't go. (Didn't help that my crush in my senior year, who hated my guts, loved Disneyland and was going.)

Interestingly, since then, for whatever reason, whenever anyone in my family goes to DL, I don't get invited. Don't ask me why, my name just never comes up. It's weird but it happens. Even today, my 13-year-old niece would much rather go to Knott's than Disneyland. (Although I admit she's told me she'll go with me to either one, someday.)

Anyway, I admit a lot of it is leftover bitterness about high school and being unpopular with women. I know it's not rational.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:39 AM (miE9U)

613 609 The Japanese thought so in WWII. They sent fire balloons on the jet stream hoping to start wildfires in the Pacific Northwest/British Columbia/Yukon/Alaska and points east and south. .
Posted by: Fox2! at November 16, 2018 12:34 AM (MwFQu)

I think they actually managed to start a few fires, but they never amounted to much.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:38 AM (fDU8w)

Godzirra!!!

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:40 AM (ffWPP)

614 Posted by: Weirddave at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (JP6CH)

I'm sure that it worked wonderfully for people who had seen "Frozen"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:40 AM (AllCR)

615 See there what two Dixie cups and a string will getcha?

Good lord, I have no idea how that happened.

I'm sure user error had nothing to do with it,

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:41 AM (90KoH)

616 Weirddave-

Could you maybe do a bivalve ONT?

It is oyster season.

Posted by: Miklos, one mother of a shucker at November 16, 2018 12:42 AM (zCyNd)

617 I'm sure that it worked wonderfully for people who had seen "Frozen"
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:40 AM (AllCR)

Did "Frozen" manage to properly explain how the Ice Age was a product of man-caused Global Warming?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:43 AM (fDU8w)

618 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:39 AM (miE9U)

No it's not rational, but the things that hurt the most seldom are.

Why don't you just carry your bad self to Disneyland, then??

I used to go by myself all the time. It's awesome.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:43 AM (90KoH)

619 Fuckin A. Y'all know that show Two and A Half Men?

I saw ads for this show for maybe fifteen years? It was on forever, I know that... I think it got canceled a couple years ago.

I just watched an episode for the first time. It was the entertainment equivalent of eating a light bulb full of muriatic acid and pigshit.

If this was that successful, something is very wrong.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:43 AM (5aX2M)

620 I think they actually managed to start a few fires, but they never amounted to much.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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I've always wondered why those mass candle-balloon events don't result in fires.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:44 AM (xSo9G)

621 It is oyster season.
Posted by: Miklos, one mother of a shucker at November 16, 2018 12:42 AM (zCyNd)

I thought you weren't supposed to eat oysters in months that have an "r" in them?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:44 AM (fDU8w)

622 Tammy, no I could do that. I've considered it even.
As I said, it helps that my niece will go with me. I probably will eventually go with her, one of these days. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:46 AM (miE9U)

623 I thought you weren't supposed to eat oysters in months that have an "r" in them?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:44 AM (fDU8w)

Not mountain oysters, silly.

Posted by: Miklos, mere minutes from the Big Water at November 16, 2018 12:47 AM (zCyNd)

624 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:37 AM (CDGwz)

Meant your second cousin.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:47 AM (AllCR)

625 I've always wondered why those mass candle-balloon events don't result in fires.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:44 AM (xSo9G)

I guess because the balloon remains aloft until the candle goes out? And the descent time of the balloons is long enough for the smouldering ember of the wick to extinguish, too?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:47 AM (fDU8w)

626
Is your friend of the PCUSA or the more conservative branch=not that it matters to their sense of excitement.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Second cousin.
PCUSA

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (xSo9G)

627 Yud, and now you understand why I have so little regard for Chuck Lorre, who became a billionaire selling that pigshit. I'm turned off from watching pretty much any of his shows forever because of it. When "Mom" turned out to actually have some shows with halfway decent plots, character and situations, and even some VALUES thrown in, I was shocked.

And then Lorre lectures about Trump on his stupid production card at the end. Just STFU, sleaze merchant.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (miE9U)

628 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:46 AM (miE9U)

Teenagers prefer Knotts and Magic Mountain. They want coasters!

If I were still in your neck of the woods, I'd go with you. Maybe we can go next time I visit!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (90KoH)

629 Not mountain oysters, silly.
Posted by: Miklos, mere minutes from the Big Water at November 16, 2018 12:47 AM (zCyNd)

Pro tip: avoid the Rocky Mountain clams.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:49 AM (fDU8w)

630 Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:38 AM (ffWPP)

I have heard from some people with grandchildren that their grandkids want to watch that movie all the time. I'm trying t figure out which Disney movie being seen all the time would be my version of hell but I can't recall any Disney films right now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 12:50 AM (AllCR)

631 Tammy, sounds great. I'm in! :-) You have my email address right?

And, I can understand preferring Knott's. It's not nearly as huge (or expensive) as Disneyland, it's closer to me, parking is less of a hassle, and you can do enjoy most of what it offers in just one day.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:50 AM (miE9U)

632 I guess because the balloon remains aloft until the candle goes out? And the descent time of the balloons is long enough for the smouldering ember of the wick to extinguish, too?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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I suppose.

At any rate, now I need to try and find the details on the Jap 'terror' balloons.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:50 AM (xSo9G)

633

Steve, you just need to brush up on your inorganic chemistry.

Then manufacture a metric shit-ton of explosives, set your charges, and blow every one of them motherlovers straight to Hell.

Ugghhhh, some people might find it a wee bit extreme. As an alternative I suppose you can just go with your niece sometime...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 16, 2018 12:50 AM (UFLLM)

634 Second cousin.
PCUSA
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (xSo9G)

Could be worse. Could be CPUSA.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 12:51 AM (fDU8w)

635 Just woke up from a nap and discovered ont squared. So math. I will go back to sleep. I hate math beyond add, subtract, multiple, divide. See you on the sunny side.

Posted by: colfax mingo at November 16, 2018 12:51 AM (tCvhJ)

636 Second cousin.
PCUSA

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (xSo9G)

Worse than Whiskypalian?

Posted by: Miklos, agnostic on this topic at November 16, 2018 12:51 AM (zCyNd)

637 Here's Acosta's execrable tweet that I saw on FB:

"The revocation of my White House press credential not only destroys my ability to perform my current job; it will follow me for the rest of my career. My reputation and my future career prospects have all been significantly harmed"

Excuse me while I roll on the floor laughing at this idiot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:53 AM (miE9U)

638 In Vino, no it sounds great. Now all I need is the address of that girl who rejected me back in 1983... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:53 AM (miE9U)

639 Second cousin.
PCUSA

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:48 AM (xSo9G)

Worse than Whiskypalian?
Posted by: Miklos
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You got me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:54 AM (xSo9G)

640 Miklos: what's Sarah Palin got to do with any of this? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:54 AM (miE9U)

641 608
I have a 4: year old granddaughter..... my vision of hell is being forced to watch " Frozen" for all eternity......

Posted by: kraken at November 16, 2018 12:38 AM (ffWPP)
I feel the same way about "Madagascar." The first time I saw it with my little niece and nephew, I thought it was cute. Not after they wanted to watch it for the 100th time.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 16, 2018 12:54 AM (d6Ksn)

642 Now all I need is the address of that girl who rejected me back in 1983... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:53 AM (miE9U)

So you want Big Mike Avenatti to pay a little visit, eh?

Posted by: Miklos, just guessing at November 16, 2018 12:55 AM (zCyNd)

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 16, 2018 12:55 AM (UFLLM)

644 Miklos, I hear he's hard up for money these days :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:55 AM (miE9U)

645 The show that I and my sisters drove my parents crazy with?

"The Brady Bunch." Now that I'm older I can understand better...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:56 AM (miE9U)

646 489

A new study suggests a majority of women who date men really like a guy with with facial hair ... but not too much.

The study surveyed about 8,500 women.

Researchers found a majority of the women preferred men with 10 days' worth of facial hair growth, which they described as "light to heavy stubble."

Next in order of preference were men with full beards, then those with light stubble.

Men who were clean-shaven were ranked as the least attractive by study participants.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:50 PM (aKsyK

- study of women's preferences
- believing what women say instead of their actions

Reverse that order and that is what women really prefer.

Posted by: literally serious at November 16, 2018 12:56 AM (nMXlE)

647 Geeze. Both the dog and cat are nagging me to call it a night.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at November 16, 2018 12:57 AM (CDGwz)

648 Thanks for the tip, qdp.

Chuck Lorre.

Note: Avoid Chuck Lorre like he was a plague-rat. That was... awful. Normally when I see a crappy sitcom, I just change it. But this thing was like a head on train crash I couldn't look away from. I actually wanted every single character to be horsewhipped.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 12:57 AM (5aX2M)

649 "The revocation of my White House press credential not only destroys
my ability to perform my current job; it will follow me for the rest of
my career. My reputation and my future career prospects have all been
significantly harmed"
Unfortunately, it doesn't - he's a "martyr" on the Left and will undoubtedly get a nice book deal and offers elsewhere. Being anti-Trump will not destroy any journalist's career - and Acosta knows it.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 16, 2018 12:57 AM (d6Ksn)

650 Miklos: what's Sarah Palin got to do with any of this? ;-)

Sarah Palin>Michael Palin

"Two Fingers of Four Roses with Sarah Palin" premiering 2019

Posted by: Miklos, just suggesting at November 16, 2018 12:58 AM (zCyNd)

651 422
She also wrote The Egg and I, about being a farm wife on a chicken farm above Port Orford in the early 30's
Posted by: Kindltot

Living next door to Ma and Pa Kettle.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 15, 2018 11:31 PM (aKsyK)
"Tugboat Annie" Foss was a contemporary. She inspired a great film series.

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at November 16, 2018 12:58 AM (yScAF)

652 where are the GIFs?

i want to talk about the GIFs....

this is wrong.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2018 12:59 AM (Dagiw)

653 Yud, my favorite Chuck Lorre moment?

- Charlie Sheen was a raging crazy coke hound in Hollywood about 10 years back. Remember that? Lorre said, hey, I'm not gonna break up a winning formula. Charlie's personal life is his personal life.

- Charlie calls Chuck Lorre a name. Two seconds later, Charlie is fired by Chuck Lorre.

Moral of the story: Chuck Lorre is a screaming hypocritical liberal POS who should burn in hell.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:59 AM (miE9U)

654 #14
I recently had that problem with my phone. Would run very hot and go through charge absurdly fast. It turned out to be the MoviePass app. Since it had become useless I uninstalled it, even though my subscription was supposed to be through the end of this month.
Lo and behold, after a reboot my phone was fixed. I t was expecting to need a new phone, something I can ill afford right now, even if I settled for something that wouldn't an upgrade.
So review the apps you've installed on the Fire and consider uninstalling them one by one on a temporary basis to see if any of them have gone rogue. Check to see if any updates are pending first, since the problem may be known and corrected in a newer version.

Posted by: epobirs at November 16, 2018 12:59 AM (AJKgl)

655 Donna, I know. Like all bullies, Acosta is just humongously pissed because he's lost his ability to bully Trump and Sarah Sanders at these conferences.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 01:00 AM (miE9U)

656 Isn't that where Ma and a Kettle got started> Darn cute movie.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 01:01 AM (90KoH)

657 The show that I and my sisters drove my parents crazy with?



"The Brady Bunch." Now that I'm older I can understand better...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:56 AM (miE9U)aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa---lol!

i know where the "Brady Bunch" house is, and can lead you there, if you're in the AO.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2018 01:01 AM (Dagiw)

658 Night all. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 16, 2018 01:02 AM (ffYR/)

659 Second cousin.
PCUSA

I will pray for your second cousin.

Here is a little prayer "
We give you thanks to you, Lord God that in your great love, you sent Jesus your only begotten to take the form of a servant for us all , becoming obedient even to death on a cross, and so you gave us an example of servanthood. Increase within your servant being ordained on Sunday, the gift of the Holy Spirit that they may be faithful to their promises and constant in their discipleship of loving service. May they be modest and humble, gentle and strong, that having the assurance of faith, rejoicing in hope and grounded in love that they may share in the ministry of Jesus Christ to the glory of God the Father and lift up Jesus and others wherever they are going to serve.


If you want to send me their first name to FenelonDirection18 at sign g mail.com so I can pray for them by name, I will be glad to do so

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 01:02 AM (AllCR)

660 why does quoting on this platform have to be such a shit show?

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2018 01:02 AM (Dagiw)

661 redc1c4, thanks!
I know it's barely recognizable any more, and that the inside looks nothing like the set on the show did.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 01:03 AM (miE9U)

662 naow?

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2018 01:03 AM (Dagiw)

663 I don't usually watch Tucker Carlson's show, but if he can get Jim Acosta to show up and do a segment, I'll watch.

Of course Acosta wouldn't do it, he's a sniveling coward.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 01:04 AM (miE9U)

664 I know it's barely recognizable any more, and that the inside looks nothing like the set on the show did.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 01:03 AM (miE9U)

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outside is fairly close, and the new owners (a reality channel) swear they are oing to restore it to its "glory"...


Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2018 01:04 AM (Dagiw)

665 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 16, 2018 12:54 AM (d6Ksn)

I think that's funny. My only nephew (my BIL's son) is 24 years old but I never saw any Disney films with him, my sister has no kids and I will probably not live to have any grandchildren so I find this kind of thing amusing

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 01:05 AM (AllCR)

666 naow?

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2018 01:05 AM (Dagiw)

667 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 12:59 AM (miE9U)

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Well, it's never a great idea to be a shit-talking crackhead to your boss. But it's also not a great idea to hire shit-talking crackheads.

I'm not surprised these two Rhodes scholars made a product of this quality.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2018 01:05 AM (5aX2M)

668 BOOM!





Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2018 01:06 AM (Dagiw)

669 Yud, yup.

And redc1c4 gets the flaming hot prize!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 01:06 AM (miE9U)

670

The Tugboat Annie series of films won many AVN awards for plot, costuming, and 27-way midget/zoo animal/industrial machinery gang bangs.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 16, 2018 01:06 AM (UFLLM)

671 The comic strip article on the other ONT was outstanding.

Posted by: rickl at November 16, 2018 01:06 AM (sdi6R)

672 redc's new nic is Nick

Posted by: Miklos, apropos, non? at November 16, 2018 01:07 AM (zCyNd)

673 A link describing the Japanese fire balloons. They did manage to kill a mother and children in Oregon, who came upon a fallen balloon, and messed with it, setting off the explosive charges.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yatsufay

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 01:08 AM (fDU8w)

674 Miklos, not beelzebub? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 01:08 AM (miE9U)

675 and 27-way midget/zoo animal/industrial machinery gang bangs.

That right there is what makes this site so great. You're just not gonna get this kind of comment anywhere else on the world wide intertubes, folks.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 01:09 AM (90KoH)

676 Miklos, not beelzebub? ;-)

I only know that he's reputed to be a man of wealth and taste....

Posted by: Miklos, speak of the at November 16, 2018 01:10 AM (zCyNd)

677 Tammy, true!

Also, just got a text from Lena Dunham. She wants to know where she can get in on the midget/zoo/machinery action... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 01:11 AM (miE9U)

678 649 "The revocation of my White House press credential not only destroys
my ability to perform my current job; it will follow me for the rest of
my career. My reputation and my future career prospects have all been
significantly harmed"
Unfortunately, it doesn't - he's a "martyr" on the Left and will undoubtedly get a nice book deal and offers elsewhere. Being anti-Trump will not destroy any journalist's career - and Acosta knows it.


Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 16, 2018 12:57 AM (d6Ksn



What a pathetic load of garbage. Ask the average American if acting the way Acosta does in his job would allow them to keep a job, and if they would ever be able to find another job in that career ever again. "Wah you can't do it, it will ruin my reputation" is bullshit.

Posted by: buzzion at November 16, 2018 01:12 AM (cAnNx)

679 I bet she does! Someone warn the zoo animals!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 01:12 AM (90KoH)

680

Steamboat Willie, by Walt Disney, invented twerking.
You can look it up.

Posted by: Dark Light, Day of Confusion at November 16, 2018 01:13 AM (hrcfq)

681 Orange man says Commiefornia takes bad care of it's forests and now it's got the vapors... some shithead fire fighter named Rice. He wouhe would not have a fire to fight if the state would take care of it's forests.

Posted by: torabora at November 16, 2018 01:14 AM (snTmr)

682 Weirddave, did you leave a comment on the comic strip article? There was a comment by "Dave" which I upvoted.

Anywho, I'm off to bed now. 'Night, all.

Posted by: rickl at November 16, 2018 01:17 AM (sdi6R)

683 The toilet paper deal on the INTERNET was hilarious!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2018 01:22 AM (0tfLf)

684 The various national and state forestry services have certainly jacked things up over the years, but not all of these fires are anywhere near forested land.

The area of Malibu that just burned up is hills with tall dry grass, and narrow canyons. Both are terrible places to be in a fire, and those hills are especially fire prone. They burn fairly regularly.

Within the next year or two, torrential rains will hit the burnt areas, that will cause horrific mudslides. Happens every time after a bad fire season.

It's almost like there are reliable weather patterns or something.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 16, 2018 01:27 AM (90KoH)

685 A belated Happy Birthday to BTH!!


Word (to AOP?) : one eats oysters ONLY in a month with an "r".

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at November 16, 2018 01:34 AM (QU+qf)

686 Time for the old folk. Snowing heavily right now, 9-10" predicted. We're too far north to be hit with sleet or rain, so it's all snow.

In the midst of all the crap going on, just remember we are Americans, so you hold that head HIGH and PROUD.

It's what Americans do, by birthright.


Goodnite, good people. Be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 16, 2018 01:36 AM (S/hVx)

687 Word (to AOP?) : one eats oysters ONLY in a month with an "r".
Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at November 16, 2018 01:34 AM (QU+qf)

OK. Good thing I didn't have any oysters in Augurst, then.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 01:38 AM (fDU8w)

688 Tammy, said the same yesterday. SoCal wildfires tend to be brush/chaparral, the fires are normal for eons before the non-native "Native" Americans' ancestors ambled in from Asia, and while mitigation is possible and is regularly implemented (set-backs, clearing, construction materials/design), it's just part of life in the region.

Non-indigenous trees (including eucalyptus and Mexican fan palms, tho the latter may be native, forget) are particularly nasty accelerators, wherever they are.

Would think forestry practices are mostly players in less populated areas.

Bottom line: CA policies can reliably be assumed to be stupid, weather is not effing effected by human activity, but weather and nature drive the train.

Posted by: Rhomboid at November 16, 2018 01:42 AM (NyQaH)

689 Watterson is a really talented artist.

As a human being he's a dick.

I'd bet if he had his way no one would be allowed to make money off their talent. Capitalism would be banned and artistic talent would die on the vine because of 'muh principles'

Like I said a dick.

He'd be a sjw twitter posse leader if he wasn't such a recluse.

Rather than have his vanity and ego subsumed by someone else's talent at marketting he'd rather throw his creation in a dumpster and that's almost what he did.

Like I said a really talented artist with a gift for defining and exposing the human condition.

But he's still a dick.

Posted by: jakee308 at November 16, 2018 01:45 AM (ukGwT)

690 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun and supportive chat tonight!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 16, 2018 01:45 AM (miE9U)

691 Well, getting sleepy here; time for bed.

Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2018 01:46 AM (fDU8w)

692 AOP, "Operation Elephant", I think - so, "Zujiroshi".

In southern OR, there's a state park that includes the spot where a submarine-launched plane dropped incendiaries. The pilot was alive, and attended the monument commemoration.

Watching sumo on TV right now. Only one obvious foreigner among the guys. Lots of cool rituals. Still have only a vague understanding of the rules, but never knew there was so much hand work, grabbing, slapping, a lot like football linemen when the bal is snapped.

Posted by: Rhomboid at November 16, 2018 01:49 AM (NyQaH)

693 #471 Agreed tree huggers

Posted by: torabora at November 16, 2018 01:49 AM (snTmr)

694 I only know that he's reputed to be a man of wealth and taste....

Posted by: Miklos, speak of the at November 16, 2018 01:10 AM (zCyNd)

---
only by those that don't actually know me.

:p

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2018 01:52 AM (Dagiw)

695 One of the weirder CA torrential rain incidents is when a hillside in Burbank collapsed that was part of a cemetery. Coffins were dumped onto the 134 Freeway.

Posted by: epobirs at November 16, 2018 02:06 AM (AJKgl)

696 I know you may feel different but caving in to kids that want to obsess over some film isn't doing them or you any good.

Sure you feel okay about it. What's the harm?

The harm is they're obsession or addiction is being fed by allowing them to view it over and over and over again.

You're not teaching them restraint and you're feeding instant gratification cycles that someone or some situation will call a halt to and they they're going to take all the tantrum they've stored up and spew it out during that situation. And it's going to cost them and they won't know why.

Next you are surrendering your own autonomy and taste to a bunch of what 5 year olds? That's not good for you. It shows you'd rather give in that do the right thing but the hard thing.

And that's the other thing you're teaching them. If they piss and moan often enough they'll get their way.

They're well on the road to living in your basement and not being able to hold a job.

I'm serious. There's more but you get the idea.

Posted by: jakee308 at November 16, 2018 02:08 AM (ukGwT)

697 Well, I'm home and severely jet lagged.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at November 16, 2018 02:11 AM (nBr1j)

698 In the last week or so my, three-ish year old, Kindle Fire has suddenly
started losing it's charge really fast. As in, with the wi-fi off it
goes from 100% to zero in a couple hours.



Has anyone else had the same problem?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


If you are still here:



All of these devices have the same problem. LiOH batteries have a set number of charges/discharges before they start getting weak and go out entirely. My original Samsung Gal Tab III has the same problem. If I use it I have to have it continuously plugged in. My new 8" Samsun has the same problem now, but it has just started getting weaker.


But the real crappy thing is that even though the batteries are considered "consumables" there is no way to change them without totally dismantling the device down to scratch. So these devices have a built in use life and then fail.


And that should be unacceptable in a device that costs around $300. But you had best back up all your files to your computer before it fails completely. Then you can restore them to a new device and start over.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 16, 2018 02:11 AM (mpXpK)

699 697 Well, I'm home and severely jet lagged.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at November 16, 2018 02:11 AM (nBr1j)

The ONT will do you good!

Posted by: m at November 16, 2018 02:17 AM (VmWui)

700 Northernlurker, that's what, 9 hour time difference between home and east Africa? Usually going west, chasing the sun, is at least simpler than the other direction.

Difference of just 7 hours to Japan, west, had the least jet lag evah. Just stretch your day for a few days, done.

Posted by: Rhomboid at November 16, 2018 02:18 AM (NyQaH)

701 Third time to Kyoto, space of 10 years. Wow. Place has visibly grown. But issue is, the crowds of tourists are now a serious problem,for those who don't love masses of people everywhere.

November is one of the high seasons (foliage), so there's that, but word is it rarely gets slow any more. China's economic (and political, at least regarding travel by individuals) changes mean a gazillion new visitors to all major sites in Japan.

Good for Japanese travel/hospitality industry, but a bummer for quality of experience.

Like Disneyland - so crowded, I literally don't go there any more, per Yogi's aphorism.

Posted by: Rhomboid at November 16, 2018 02:26 AM (NyQaH)

702 I am watching AMC right now and they have on my favorite movie (ok top 5 but ask me tomorrow) shawshank redemption.

Why does the prison break movie have such pull in our culture?

If it does not have such pull why does its theme repeat so often?

What is the count of monte cristo about?

You already know the answer as by Grace all are redeemed.
We want to know freedom but the sacrifice required is yesteryear.

We want to know the story of the wrongly accused but no one is waiting to ascend the cross.
We all know it is unfathomable.

You want to know what will change things I understand this.
We will have to wait and see.

Why do why cherish the prison break story and jail/execute transgressors ?

# homework question

Posted by: 20181116 at November 16, 2018 02:29 AM (KKP6T)

703 Welcome home, Northernlurker!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at November 16, 2018 02:49 AM (QU+qf)

704 684: It's almost like there are reliable weather patterns or something.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor



HERETIC!!!

Posted by: Al Gore, The Worlds Druid Priest at November 16, 2018 02:57 AM (WNAuL)

705 #340 Would antifa/BLM/SJW tear those monuments down? Ottomans made bank off the slave trade.

Posted by: torabora at November 16, 2018 03:00 AM (snTmr)

706 HA!!! Ms. Lovely First Lady Trump is rocking this ship of fools and the appropriate heads are exploding. Glorious day in all this corruption amongst us.

Posted by: Summer of Love at November 16, 2018 03:10 AM (FJrl0)

707 What is Melanie doing?

Made mistake of going to Yahoo just to get some financial news, was assaulted with idiotic headline "Even Melanie realizes irony of her fight against bullying" or some such idiocy.

Posted by: Rhomboid at November 16, 2018 03:20 AM (7BfV0)

708 I don't see any gifs.

Posted by: Guy who says I don't see any gifs at November 16, 2018 03:26 AM (ixSSc)

709 MelaniA

iPad does stupid "corrections"

Posted by: Rhomboid at November 16, 2018 03:27 AM (7BfV0)

710 No comment *hiding facial expression*

All that's left is my ritually strickenning (sp?).
Shall we get on with it?

Posted by: 20111816 at November 16, 2018 03:36 AM (KKP6T)

711 So guessing this is the Sargasso Sea of the HQ, before Skip, but after left coast Morons go dark.

Being many hours west of the left coast at the moment, it's early evening to me.

Posted by: Rhomboid at November 16, 2018 03:58 AM (7BfV0)

712 I am up as usual, but had another hour according to the alarm

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:03 AM (T4oHT)

713 702
People don't want to be locked up, but that plight is still fascinating

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:06 AM (T4oHT)

714 I'm still up. At work. 0410 here.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 16, 2018 04:07 AM (WNAuL)

715 Good thing for reading material is American Thinker and Greatness post new arrivals at this time. Any other is older news, still important as I didn't see it. Would appreciate any other site tips of new articals.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:10 AM (T4oHT)

716 I think one could even make a top 10 prison movie list there are so many.
The Great Escape
Stalag 17
Shawshank Redemption

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:18 AM (T4oHT)

717 A Kamala smackdown:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycyck4vb

That's at Power Line, a good site to check in on.

Posted by: m at November 16, 2018 04:25 AM (VmWui)

718 Wind is howling outside.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:27 AM (T4oHT)

719 Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and Power Line are my favourites, John Hinderaker at Power Line often sits in for Laura Ingram show.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:29 AM (T4oHT)

720 719 Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and Power Line are my favourites, John Hinderaker at Power Line often sits in for Laura Ingram show.
Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:29 AM (T4oHT)

All good stuff. Power Line has a nice blogroll ("Our Favorites") that I would trust.

Posted by: m at November 16, 2018 04:33 AM (VmWui)

721 I am sure Kameltoe is running for President in 2020

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:33 AM (T4oHT)

722 I listen to talk radio at lunch, which can vary in time from 10 am to 12 noon. At 10am it's locally Dom Giordano, Laura Ingram or Mike Gallagher all whom I can listen to.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:36 AM (T4oHT)

723 Ok, I have sausages, might as well get up.
I think cheese omelet and English muffin to go with that.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:37 AM (T4oHT)

724 I just noticed that Power Line's blogroll doesn't have Ace of Spades HQ. I emailed them a request to add it.

Posted by: m at November 16, 2018 04:38 AM (VmWui)

725 Got a wintery mix going on, not rain not snow, but this will be a commuter mess for sure.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:46 AM (T4oHT)

726 I do use blog rolls to look around, that how I found this many years ago from Legal Insurrection's.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 04:48 AM (T4oHT)

727 The first GIF in part I called this to mind. I think this is a bit different from what my father knew. He was WWII, USN. But there are many variants. I read it goes back to WWI, Royal Navy Air Service. (I note that the Quote Unf*ker didn't remove the "fucks".)

Oh, they sent for the Navy to come to Tulagi,
The gallant Navy agreed.
With one thousand sections in different directions,
My God, what a fucked-up stampede.

Fuck 'em all, fuck 'em all
The long and the short and the tall.
Fuck all the admirals who give us the flak;
They don't give a shit if we ever come back.
So we're saying goodbye to them all,
As over the gangplank we crawl.
There'll be no promotion this side of the ocean,
So cheer up, my lads, fuck 'em all.

They say there's a convoy that's leaving New York,
Bound for those Blighty shores;
Heavily laden with tanks and with planes,
Shit for old Adolf, of course.

Fuck 'em all, fuck 'em all
The long and the short and the tall.
Fuck all the captains and all the mates too,
Fuck the engineers and the whole God-damn crew.
So we're saying goodbye to them all,
As back to our rustpots we crawl.
We'll start a commotion that side of the ocean,
So cheer up, my lads, fuck 'em all.

They sent for the nurses to come overseas,
The reason was perfectly clear:
To make a good marriage and push a good carriage
While fucking all hands, my dear.

Fuck 'em all, fuck 'em all
The long and the short and the tall.
Fuck all the blond cunts and all the brunettes;
Don't be too choosey, just fuck all you gets.
So we're saying goodbye to them all,
As over back to our rustpots we crawl.
You'll et no erection at short-arm inspection,
So cheer up, my lads, fuck 'em all.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at November 16, 2018 04:51 AM (VaN/j)

728 The trouble with the latest Hillary story is that we've seen this too many times. It's like an old serial. We all know she escapes at the last minute.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at November 16, 2018 04:54 AM (VaN/j)

729 >>>728 The trouble with the latest Hillary story is that we've seen this too many times. It's like an old serial. We all know she escapes at the last minute.
Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at November 16, 2018 04:54 AM (VaN/j)

But in the event of a televised debate between Hillary! and Kamala? No escape.

Posted by: m at November 16, 2018 04:56 AM (VmWui)

730
Has the smoke from the California wildfires cooled the planet? It was supposed to change from snow to rain early yesterday afternoon and rise into the mid-30's overnight.

It didn't. Still 32 degrees here. Still snowing. The weather folks done fvcked up good.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 05:04 AM (e7O7B)

731 Hey skip,

I normally peruse in the morning but I can easily check my list of 5 hookmarks.

I thought maybe the obsession with prison breaks is because of the Bible. I thought if i imagined a world without the Bible
...
Just for a second...
Islam ... Old Testament ... kings and witches...
I was thinking maybe it is it so sexy. I'm not certain though and it was an honest question I was hoping food for.

Thanks g

Posted by: 20181116 at November 16, 2018 05:06 AM (Qy9+s)

732 just about the best thing i've read on trump, over at instapundit a link to:

"our loud, brash, american president: 'another damn analysis of trump'" by gnardopolo.

well written and well written.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 16, 2018 05:06 AM (Pg+x7)

733 ... (and i like gifs.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 16, 2018 05:07 AM (Pg+x7)

734 732 just about the best thing i've read on trump, over at instapundit a link to:

"our loud, brash, american president: 'another damn analysis of trump'" by gnardopolo.

well written and well written.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 16, 2018 05:06 AM (Pg+x7)

Link:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycy3bmqg

Posted by: m at November 16, 2018 05:08 AM (VmWui)

735 734 m:

thank you for the link. i don't know hoe to do that.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 16, 2018 05:11 AM (Pg+x7)

736 Front page Thornton is pretty good ... 4th paragraph is a hoot . Some good pull quotes but I suck at those.

Checking the ledeen one.

Posted by: 20181116 at November 16, 2018 05:11 AM (Qy9+s)

737 735 734 m:

thank you for the link. i don't know hoe to do that.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 16, 2018 05:11 AM (Pg+x7)

You betcha.
Here are the TinyURL instructions. It takes some practice.

https://tinyurl.com

Posted by: m at November 16, 2018 05:17 AM (VmWui)

738 I see Muller hasn't sentenced Flynn yet.

Last I heard he hasn't even produced a pre-sentencing report for the judge which means Flynn isn't getting sentenced anytime soon.

Like Josuha, I wonder what he's up to.

I also see he going after Jerome Corsi and Roger Stone for lying, what lie?

This shit is reaching satanic levels.

It's a good thing Trump listened to General Kelly and didn't dump all of the evidence of how crooked and corrupt this shit is before the election, might have influenced a few races, wouldn't want that.
/Sarc

We ain't voting our way out of our predicament, OBVIOUSLY!

Oh well, Ben Franklin had it right, A Republic If You can Keep It.

Sorry Ben.

Oh well, coffee's on...

What fresh hell awaits us this day?


Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 05:22 AM (qxq6t)

739 ... pt. 2: if you have a chance and some time as it's a fairly long article, read that piece on bill watterson and charles schulz linked ib the ont. instapundit ran a link and i read it there a few days ago and i was going to mention it here but then i thought, eh.

i admire both cartoonists, watterson for his expansion of the comic strip & schulz for how much he gets from so little. but i think i fall on the side of schulz - not for his commercialism, but for his responsibilities to his craft and audience.

i'm reminded of the great barry sanders' abrupt retirement. i respect his following his personal ethos above fame and fortune, but he broke a contract and let down his many fans.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 16, 2018 05:25 AM (Pg+x7)

740 That article on comic strip writers was interesting

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 05:27 AM (T4oHT)

741 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 05:39 AM (cqNba)

742 My tablet when I highlight a url link gives option to copy or web search. Some reason if go for web search it changes browsers. Don't know what it would do if I used only 1

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 05:42 AM (T4oHT)

743 #732-musical jc- I loved that article! So absolutely right about us. There's Obama -a poseur eating arugula and there's Trump burping and having two scoops. Which best describes us? Clearly.

Posted by: AnnaS at November 16, 2018 05:43 AM (l4l/z)

744 Good Morning.
Finished the leaves yesterday, more or less, as about an inch and a half of snow was starting.
For once though the weather forecasters were spot on, when they forecasted it 2 hours before it started.

Damn, they're good!

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 05:48 AM (8ikIW)

745 #738 Kreplach--I would have to agree: "We ain't voting our way out of our predicament, OBVIOUSLY!" One side can just find all the votes they need in some trunk or garage.

Posted by: AnnaS at November 16, 2018 05:48 AM (l4l/z)

746 So during the intermission at Fiddler on the Roof, a drunk shouts 'Heil Hitler...Heil Trump'


Can you spot the conflict of editorialization vs facts, both of which are in this article?


https://tinyurl.com/yboylpgp

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 05:49 AM (cqNba)

747 Morning all.

Haven't had rain for 3 days now and I can finally get something done.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2018 06:00 AM (wXDpy)

748 Leaves are a multi week operation here, I have said on the garden thread in years past is a 40 hr a year job here.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 06:00 AM (T4oHT)

749 @745
Here's the problem with all of this, I wouldn't be upset with the GOP going the way of the DoDo's if it meant a new party would rise to take it's place but they have used their power and position to prevent any group from either taking control from within or challenging them from without while at the same time ceding irreclaimable ground to the Democrats who have become evil and satanic.


Putting us perilously close to we the people being subsumed beneath the zombie hoards.

The GOP has pretty much been wiped out on the coasts, California may be down to just a handful of representatives in California, NY, NJ and the rest of the NE this election and are making strong inroads in the MidWest so that the house reverts to Democrat control for generations similar to the period from '35 to '94 where the Donks had, with the exception of 4 years, uniterruppted control of the house for 60 years.

And now with their outright election fraud being taken out for a spin this election cycle, the Trump years are looking more and more like a last gasp, a dead cat bounce, the final shudder of the corpse of America before all is lost.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 06:03 AM (qxq6t)

750 Leaves are a multi week operation here, I have said on the garden thread in years past is a 40 hr a year job here.
Posted by: Skip

We try to keep up with them when we mow. This year I've been on the disabled list, and the guy we hired to mow and such doesn't do the job the way my wife likes it to look.
So, maybe next year she'll think my suggestion that we get a riding mower is a good one.

Maybe

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 06:05 AM (8ikIW)

751 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 16, 2018 06:09 AM (hyuyC)

752
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 06:10 AM (LsBY9)

753 So, maybe next year she'll think my suggestion that we get a riding mower is a good one.



Maybe

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 06:05 AM (8ikIW)

For years I mowed by push mower, got exercise but took a couple of hours. Now with my JD, I can finish it off in less than an hour. Also good at blowing leaves. The dealer told me not to by a mulching mower because they plug up when your mowing wet grass/leaves. So I just run over them, blow them into a row and mulch with the 20 year old Toro mulcher. (I hate raking)

Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2018 06:11 AM (r+UEC)

754
Yes, Salty. We, not they, are masters of our lives, our happiness, our duties and our relaxation.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 06:12 AM (LsBY9)

755 I haul leaves by a tarp to back, about 3 at a time , then ride tractor around chopping them up, the 3 tarps get down to about 3 trips with cart to the compost bin. I do this about 10 times or more.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 06:13 AM (T4oHT)

756 @752
We are getting closer to the day when every conservative must decide what the form an nature of their Benedict Option.

That day may be here.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 06:13 AM (qxq6t)

757 Is this the Watterson/Schulz article several commenters have mentioned? It's from 2015, in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/selling-newspaper-comic-strip/

Posted by: m at November 16, 2018 06:14 AM (VmWui)

758 So, does Floriduh have any other election deadlines to meet blow right past today?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 06:14 AM (cqNba)

759 "I haul leaves by a tarp to back, about 3 at a time , then ride tractor around chopping them up, "

Damn....how many tarps do you go through each year?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 06:16 AM (cqNba)

760
Our 150-year-old house in Ohio was surrounded by huge, old trees that dumped tons of leaves in the Fall. I had a riding mower for the 3 acres and would mulch all the leaves, much to Her Majesty's disgust. She felt I ought to rake, blow and grind them up in a chipper (the worst power equipment purchase I ever made). Of course, she wasn't the one who was doing it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 06:17 AM (LsBY9)

761 For years I mowed by push mower, got exercise but took a couple of hours. Now with my JD, I can finish it off in less than an hour. Also good at blowing leaves. The dealer told me not to by a mulching mower because they plug up when your mowing wet grass/leaves. So I just run over them, blow them into a row and mulch with the 20 year old Toro mulcher. (I hate raking)
Posted by: Colin

That sounds like my plan too. Plus, I figure while I'm doing mowing etc, my wife can do all the other stuff she likes to do out there like, weed, trim, etc.
I'm not kidding, she actually likes that stuff

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 06:18 AM (8ikIW)

762 The things that the commenters at Zip's place come up with.

Remember Billy Idol?

https://tinyurl.com/ydas5gyz

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 06:20 AM (cqNba)

763 Hit the rack prior to the ONT and awoke to Giffing Bifurcating Rainbow Knitters.

Need eye wash!

Posted by: Smaug at November 16, 2018 06:21 AM (T3zWB)

764 Our 150-year-old house in Ohio was surrounded by huge, old trees that dumped tons of leaves in the Fall.

We used to have about 20 old oaks, hickory, and some fruit trees. Lost some due to storm damage and oak wilt. We used to be able to burn, which was fun the first time. By the 3rd or 4th, it's a PITA too

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 06:21 AM (8ikIW)

765 And great ONT content. Thanks WD.

Posted by: Smaug at November 16, 2018 06:21 AM (T3zWB)

766 Is it a good thing, or a bad thing if you're less popular than Donald Trump?

https://tinyurl.com/y772quwj

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 06:23 AM (cqNba)

767 My neighbor has a rider with a huge tank like thing on the back. Picks up the leaves really good. Don't know that much about it, but its probably a big vacuum mulcher. Now after last night they are all covered in 3 inches of snow, out of sight, out of mind.

Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2018 06:23 AM (r+UEC)

768 Actually just bought a new tarp this year, the original came with the house in 1993. Old one was rectangular, new is square and smaller because of that. The blue flexible roof tarps are pretty tough..

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 06:25 AM (T4oHT)

769 Don't know that much about it, but its probably a big vacuum mulcher.

I've seen the ones that are advertised. They probably work great, except trying to figure out a storage are for them. Plus, some of those run a thousand bucks

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 06:26 AM (8ikIW)

770 When I was very young we could burn the leaves, everyone did it. Loved the smell. Now the police, fire dept., and everyone who is important would write you tickets. Got to protect the environment and prevent GW you know.

Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2018 06:27 AM (r+UEC)

771 754 Hadrian the Seventh

Well said.

And our wives have some part ownership of our happiness, but it helps to remember those long years in a Capuchin monastery, only knowing about women what you read in Cosmopolitan, for perspective.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 16, 2018 06:27 AM (hyuyC)

772 So cameltoe calls ICE the KKK!

fukn scrunt whore bitch

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 06:28 AM (JFO2v)

773 Actually just bought a new tarp this year, the original came with the house in 1993. Old one was rectangular, new is square and smaller because of that. The blue flexible roof tarps are pretty tough..
Posted by: Skip

When we still burned we used the blue tarps to drag leaves to the burn area. The tarps looked like cheesecloth after 15 years of use.

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 06:28 AM (8ikIW)

774 Still getting a wintery mix, started my truck to melt ice on windshield.

768 cont.- really need a new leaf blower, first one died 2 years ago so last year did it all by rake. Then of course some years ago started leaf collecting, it snowed and ground stayed covered until spring.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 06:29 AM (T4oHT)

775 Good Morning Horde
Happy Friday

Posted by: wing at November 16, 2018 06:30 AM (JFzNN)

776 Morning all
It's Friday so that means even less Federal workers at work LOL.

Ah what a life

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 06:31 AM (m8J9w)

777 Well hitting that snow covered road. Be careful out there.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 06:31 AM (T4oHT)

778 Still getting a wintery mix, started my truck to melt ice on windshield.

I saw some winter driving tips. One of them was "your car doesn't need a to warm up!! Just start the engine, put on your seat belt, and drive"

I'm pretty sure whoever wrote this doesn't actually live in an area with winter weather

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 06:33 AM (8ikIW)

779
This is my No-Music Friday, where I don't listen to any of my music, work on my playlists, look for new things to acquire or even touch a CD.

It came about because I found out, rather to my surprise, that the Catholic Friday-fast-and-abstinence rule wasn't abolished, just modified. Some other act of penance can be substituted. And, living on the Gulf Coast, seafood is so delicious that eating it is no act of atonement. But not listening to my music is.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 06:33 AM (LsBY9)

780 cont.- really need a new leaf blower, first one died
2 years ago so last year did it all by rake. Then of course some years
ago started leaf collecting, it snowed and ground stayed covered until
spring.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2018 06:29 AM (T4oHT)


Bought a Hitachi blower this fall, really nice. Sounds like a chainsaw, because it has a trigger which reeves up the motor, will blow just about anything around.

Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2018 06:34 AM (r+UEC)

781
Burning leaves was a neighborhood event in my little town. "Come on, let's go over to Mr. _____'s. He's burning leaves! Yeah!"

All of us kids would gather around the fire and run through the cloud of smoke. Hours of entertainment.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 06:35 AM (e7O7B)

782
It's Friday so that means even less Federal workers at work LOL.

Ah what a life

Posted by: Nevergiveup


"Oh, we're up at noon and in at work at one.
"Take an hour's lunch and then at two we're done."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 06:35 AM (LsBY9)

783 Bought a Hitachi blower this fall, really nice. Sounds like a chainsaw, because it has a trigger which reeves up the motor, will blow just about anything around.
Posted by: Colin

i bought a Stihl about 10 years ago after screwing around with an electric for years. Other then putting a new plug in it in the spring, it's been (Knock on wood) great

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 06:36 AM (8ikIW)

784 " will blow just about anything around."

Have you named it "Sandra Fluke"?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 06:36 AM (cqNba)

785 Colin

Those high-speed blowers are very helpful when burning prairie. You can stop a fire from spreading, or use it to help form a back-burn.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 16, 2018 06:37 AM (hyuyC)

786 Local power company offering a big rebate (government I'm sure) if you buy an all electric car. I wonder how they are in snow, cold, ice.

Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2018 06:38 AM (r+UEC)

787 So I see that tonight's topic on one of the entertainment shows is how during this season, Malls are happy hunting grounds for child predators.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 06:38 AM (cqNba)

788 Bruce

That is good advice if your car is in a garage.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 16, 2018 06:38 AM (hyuyC)

789 All of us kids would gather around the fire and run through the cloud of smoke. Hours of entertainment.
Posted by: Gradually

When we could still burn, it was a 3 to 4 hour burn time. My wife would tend the fire, and I would keep moving the leaves closer to the pit. Sitting in a chair upwind and consuming adult beverage on a nice October/November day was fun.

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 06:39 AM (8ikIW)

790
I wonder how they are in snow, cold, ice.

They don't move or even start, but they lecture you that you shouldn't be driving anyway.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 06:39 AM (LsBY9)

791 That is good advice if your car is in a garage.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Ha! That's for sure.

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 06:40 AM (8ikIW)

792 I saw some winter driving tips. One of them was "your car doesn't need a to warm up!! Just start the engine, put on your seat belt, and drive"

I'm pretty sure whoever wrote this doesn't actually live in an area with winter weather
Posted by: Bruce


Switch your battery cables so your heater comes on instead of your ac.
Don't forget to put antifreeze in your oil so it doesn't freeze up
Switch out the summer air in your tires for winter air
Use hot water on your windshield to help the ice melt faster.

Facebook Life Hacks

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 06:42 AM (9vbJt)

793 If a Man Show tribute, in slow motion, with a French singer, is your thing: https://youtu.be/1gxf6flnvNA

It would be better in real-time motion, IMHO.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 16, 2018 06:42 AM (hyuyC)

794
That is good advice if your car is in a garage.

Posted by: NaCly Dog


We had no garage in Ohio. It was my job to go out and get the car warmed up; no way Her Majesty was going to put her magnificent ass on a cold seat.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2018 06:43 AM (LsBY9)

795 So I see Acenture employees demanding the quit consulting for Border Patrol and ICE.

I bet the numbnut mutha fukr live in communities where HOA presidents have people shot for trimming trees back too much.

However, they have now problem letting 30 million illegals destroy our health, schools, and lives.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 06:43 AM (JFO2v)

796 We had no garage in Ohio. It was my job to go out and get the car warmed up; no way Her Majesty was going to put her magnificent ass on a cold seat.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Back in their youth, a friend of mine and his wife would play a game of cribbage every night. Loser had to go start the cars in the morning

Posted by: Bruce at November 16, 2018 06:45 AM (8ikIW)

797 I read where some are demanding that if the wall is ever built (which they don't want) that gates be installed to let the animals get back and forth. Mama and poppa deer might get separated you know.

Posted by: Colin at November 16, 2018 06:46 AM (r+UEC)

798 Have a great day everyone.

While carrying that Torch for a Vibrant America, don't forget to appreciate the beauty all around you. Or think of wives on trampolines in a wet T-shirt. Even your own wife. Maybe even embrace the power of &.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 16, 2018 06:46 AM (hyuyC)

799 Use hot water on your windshield to help the ice melt faster.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 06:42 AM (9vbJt)


Saw a chic flat-out crack a windshield like that once.

Posted by: Miss Atlanta Lively at November 16, 2018 06:49 AM (udOi9)

800 Well, I made it out of the office at about 6:30 last night, managed to get one of my two possible getaway drivers get me out of here.

But I didn't get home.

And now I'm back in the office, having to wear the same clothing as yesterday, 2 hours away, and now there's a 3 hour delay on top of it.

I don't have to start working until 11:30.

Argh.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 06:51 AM (UnA8+)

801 772 So cameltoe calls ICE the KKK!

I like the part in her inquisition where she kept insisting that the victim should empathize with her deluded emotional fantasy.

"Don't you agree that the preception..."

It is tough enough to deal with reality as it happens, but now we are required to crawl into their dark, twisted, fucked-up minds and see men as women, MS-13 as helpless victims to White Privilege, childhood sex fantasies as rape, forest mismanagement as climate change, Hillary as President and now ICE as KKK/ISIS/Stasi.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 06:52 AM (boNFp)

802 #749 Kreplach, my husband would agree with you, he thinks it's too late to save us. I am such a Pollyanna I believe that the vast portion of America is Gnardo Polo's definition...And that sleeping giant will rise up at some point and say "enough of this shit!"

Posted by: AnnaS at November 16, 2018 06:52 AM (l4l/z)

803 Use hot water on your windshield to help the ice melt faster.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 16, 2018 06:42 AM (9vb

Slap hit iron to it!

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 06:52 AM (APnjM)

804 I had to laugh at the Micosoft news feed headline:

Ocasio-Cortez arrival in Congress. Treated like an intern, clothes criticized. Awww, poor baby. I bet no youngish looking new Congressperson ever had that happen/s, What about Elise Stephanik (sp) of NY. She's about the same age. The idolization of Cortez is ridiculous.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 06:53 AM (AllCR)

805 that gates be installed to let the animals get back and forth. Mama and poppa deer might get separated you know.

You sure they don't mean MS-13?

Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2018 06:53 AM (DCYln)

806 So the newest of the Navy's Littoral Combat Ships will be commissioned at the Naval Academy this weekend.

To quote the local NewsBunny..

This immense ship performs search and Rescue missions, and can carry weapons.


Da Fuqua?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 06:53 AM (cqNba)

807 * hot

Stupid autocorrect

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 06:53 AM (APnjM)

808 2 hours away = 2 hours early.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 06:53 AM (UnA8+)

809 Here in IL I hear more people talking about leaving because of all the new taxes Pritzker is going to impose, but there's usually a caveat: they feel they can't leave until their kids finish school (if they live in a decent, middle class school district). I can see not wanting to leave during the junior or senior year of high school, but is changing schools really such a traumatic thing that it has to keep the parents chained to a job or location they hate for years on end? I don't have too much personal experience with this; I spent all my HS years in the same small town and my daughter changed school districts between 8th and 9th grade and it didn't seem to bother her too much. She graduated over a year ago so this is not an issue for us but does anyone else have any perspective on this matter?

Posted by: Secret Square at November 16, 2018 06:54 AM (9WuX0)

810 Secret square, what new taxes?

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 06:56 AM (APnjM)

811 I read where some are demanding that if the wall is ever built (which they don't want) that gates be installed to let the animals get back and forth. Mama and poppa deer might get separated you know.

This is what happens when delusional, perverted, emotionally stunted, mentally retarded psychopaths into the room when adult decisions are being made.

FWIW, I didn't know the KKK/ISIS has it out against the deer population.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 06:57 AM (boNFp)

812 Increased income taxes for sure, still don't know how much, possibly new gas taxes and, according to rumor, a possible vehicle mileage tax.

Posted by: Secret Square at November 16, 2018 06:59 AM (9WuX0)

813 #801 I too noticed kamaltoes "the perception" meme. She had no real basis for comparing ICE to KKK so she fell back on "the perception." What a clever girl!

Posted by: AnnaS at November 16, 2018 06:59 AM (l4l/z)

814 "Please pray for me"

An Upper Room devotional

https://tinyurl.com/y9jacfwq

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 07:00 AM (AllCR)

815 but is changing schools really such a traumatic thing that it has to keep the parents chained to a job or location they hate for years on end?

Posted by: Secret Square at November 16, 2018 06:54 AM (9WuX0)


Talk to the millions of military brats who routinely switch schools, if not countries, every two or three years. That whole 'don't want to move when the kids are in high school' is bullshit. If high school is the best years of your life, then you have no life.

Posted by: RickZ at November 16, 2018 07:01 AM (Y8PSl)

816 795 So I see Acenture employees demanding the quit consulting for Border Patrol and ICE.

I bet the numbnut mutha fukr live in communities where HOA presidents have people shot for trimming trees back too much.

However, they have now problem letting 30 million illegals destroy our health, schools, and lives.
_________________

It would be funny if every a-hole who protests border security or ICE would be contacted by the government and told that they must now sponsor a certain number of illegal aliens for life.

Since they're inviting the poor third-world foreigners here, they are going to be responsible for providing for them financially. And if they commit crimes, they are going to be responsible for that too. They must financially compensate the victims, and if the victim(s) is/are dead, they must compensate the family. And if one (or more) of the illegal alien(s) on their sponsor list infects other people with Honduran flu or TB or some other disease, they're going to be financially responsible for all those medical expenses as well.

These "no borders" imbeciles think that the huge expenses of these "migrants" are going to be borne by somebody else. But they're the ones advocating for this invasion, so they should be the ones paying for it -- directly, and for the remainder of their sorry, hypocritical lives.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 16, 2018 07:01 AM (fqUgw)

817 ...but there's usually a caveat: they feel they can't leave until their kids finish school

look up: Stockholm Syndrome

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 07:02 AM (boNFp)

818 #811 I have believed for some time that there are actually NO adults making decisions in the room when California is conjuring up the new rules daily.

Posted by: AnnaS at November 16, 2018 07:02 AM (l4l/z)

819 does anyone else have any perspective on this matter?

Yes, it was traumatic, but so is going off to college. It can also be the start of something great.

Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2018 07:03 AM (NpvYf)

820 809

I think property taxes are truly evil! It is confiscation of wealth, not income. Once you pay off a house you should own it free and clear. Property taxes may not seem like much but 3% taxes mean the government is making you buy back the house from them every 20 to 24 years!

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 07:03 AM (JFO2v)

821 Secret Square, Illinois has a flat income tax. I read that he wants to do away with it? Make it "graduated".

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:03 AM (APnjM)

822 'does anyone else have any perspective on this matter?'

My dad was AF and I went to a dozen different schools. I didn't like leaving my friends but it seems to have had no ill effect other than I don't know anyone from my school days.

Posted by: f'd at November 16, 2018 07:04 AM (UdKB7)

823 Looks like it might be a moonscape, but apparently it's Alabama hills :

https://earthporn.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 07:06 AM (AllCR)

824 I too noticed kamaltoes "the perception" meme. She had no real basis for comparing ICE to KKK so she fell back on "the perception." What a clever girl!

Posted by: AnnaS at November 16, 2018 06:59 AM


You hear words like that and you have to figure someone is blowing smoke up your ass. So you punt, as in, "I'm not certain I understand the question, is there some way you can rephrase that?"

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 07:06 AM (e7O7B)

825 "Come on, let's go over to Mr. _____'s. He's burning leaves! Yeah!"

Was your neighbor Mr. Marley, by chance?

Posted by: t-bird at November 16, 2018 07:06 AM (g0Lfb)

826 " didn't like leaving my friends but it seems to have had no ill effect other than I don't know anyone from my school days."

Air Force brat here.

We survived because there was nobody telling us how traumatized we were.

Normalization is usually referred to in a negative manner.

But, there are positive aspects to it as well.

For military brats of the time before wokeness, it was normal to change schools multiple times.

And, we knew that we would survive.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 07:07 AM (cqNba)

827 Yes, he does want a graduated income tax but that will require a state constitutional amendment, which would have to be voted on by the public. He might be able to get around it by raising the overall rates but allowing lots of exemptions/deductions at the lower income levels.

Posted by: Secret Square at November 16, 2018 07:07 AM (9WuX0)

828 795 So I see Acenture employees demanding the quit consulting for Border Patrol and ICE.

What Acenture employees?

The America-hating, White-Male Hating, God Hating, "studies" majors activist malcontents that just happen to coincide with the current Fifth Column agenda item to get enemedia exposure?

How many of those are there? A dozen?

We shouldn't amplify the noise made by lunatics.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 07:08 AM (boNFp)

829 Accenture - if it's Partners saying that - bad news. For the firm. If anybody else at the firm- who cares.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:08 AM (APnjM)

830 but is changing schools really such a traumatic thing that it has to keep the parents chained to a job or location they hate for years on end?

Posted by: Secret Square at November 16, 2018 06:54 AM


I remember a massive influx of 'new' students to my school in the 7th to 9th grade -- coming from Catholic school predominately. They fit right in, adjusted quickly.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 07:08 AM (e7O7B)

831 826 For military brats of the time before wokeness, it was normal to change schools multiple times.

And, we knew that we would survive.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 07:07 AM (cqNba)

And you got multiple opportunities to completely re-invent your persona, so you'd know how to get a social leg up on everybody else.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 16, 2018 07:09 AM (UnA8+)

832 Mornin', y'all. I'm already back in the office.

<sigh>
<heads to coffee machine for another cup>

Posted by: Bert G at November 16, 2018 07:09 AM (tOP4K)

833 818 #811 I have believed for some time that there are actually NO adults making decisions in the room when California is conjuring up the new rules daily.
Posted by: AnnaS at November 16, 2018 07:02 AM (l4l/z)

Progressivism is take the childish approach to every subject.

Taxes People with more candy should (be made to) share with me

Guns Bang Bang is scary and I do not want to be scared ban huns

Healthcare My tummy hurts go to mommy or school nurse (oh yeah I did find the hidden herseys Christmas candy and ate the whole bag) and they will fix it

Trains Trains are fun I rode the train at Six Flags and a train like that would be fun to ride to work

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 07:09 AM (JFO2v)

834 Pritzger can't impose a graduated tax without amending the state constitution, so that will take some time(2020 earliest possible vote on the thing by citizens). Gas tax increase is a given. Mileage tax isn't going anywhere.

Posted by: lizabth at November 16, 2018 07:10 AM (RFh5Y)

835 If changing schools is so damn traumatic, we should not see invading caravans during the school year.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 07:11 AM (cqNba)

836 I think I just lost a client.

Turned down some work in Mexico - they won't be calling back.

This day is gonna' be great. I can feel it.

Posted by: Miss Atlanta Lively at November 16, 2018 07:11 AM (udOi9)

837 'But, there are positive aspects to it as well. '

I think so. I met a pretty wide variety of people thru my school years. Also experienced good schools and bad. I do know that schools on military bases used to put up with a lot less crap from the kids.

Posted by: f'd at November 16, 2018 07:11 AM (UdKB7)

838 836 I think I just lost a client.

Turned down some work in Mexico - they won't be calling back.

This day is gonna' be great. I can feel it.
Posted by: Miss Atlanta Lively at November 16, 2018 07:11 AM (udOi9)

It aint over till it is over. Pick up the phone is 30 days and say hi to your contact!

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 07:12 AM (JFO2v)

839 You hear words like that and you have to figure someone is blowing smoke up your ass. So you punt, as in, "I'm not certain I understand the question, is there some way you can rephrase that?"
______________

Or you could just say: "In my opinion, that perception is caused by the highly distorted and blatantly political ideology of Democrat-controlled media outlets and idiot politicians like yourself who continually refer to ICE employees as raaaaacists and bigots and Nazi brownshirts and white nationalists. Perhaps if you imbeciles toned down your insane rhetoric, your feeble-minded followers would adjust their inaccurate perceptions to something more in line with actual reality."

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 16, 2018 07:13 AM (fqUgw)

840 'Exit tax' on folk selling pricey property in IL probably will pass. Progressives LOVE that one.

Posted by: lizabth at November 16, 2018 07:14 AM (RFh5Y)

841 Transportation and transit are the lifeblood of our city,tweeted DemocraticRep Adriano Espaillat. 3 inches of snow have crippled #NYC and this is unacceptable.

TFF Ever notice how Big Govt lovers get so depressed when their Big Govt fails. But...I bet they vote for more taxes and govt!

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 07:15 AM (JFO2v)

842 @840 that won't fly - all those asshats own tons of pricey property.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:16 AM (APnjM)

843 " He called me googly-eyes"

Biggest manufactured failure of an opportunity to teach a life lesson that words only have the power which we allow them to have.

Mom could have simply said that the boy was a jerk, and not let words get to the daughter.

But NO.........we gotta have a campaign teaching that only with the help of thousands of others can we defend ourselves from the attack of the wordz.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 07:17 AM (cqNba)

844 Mist are ex give employees moving South.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:18 AM (APnjM)

845 After the recount tallies are in, Republican Ron DeSantis leads his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum by 33,683 votes for the Florida Governors race, which has now all but been decided in favor of the Republican candidate

For the U.S. Senate seat, Scott leads Nelson by 12,603 that race now goes to a manual recount.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 07:18 AM (JFO2v)

846 Most r x...

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:18 AM (APnjM)

847
I too noticed kamaltoes "the perception" meme. She had no real basis for comparing ICE to KKK so she fell back on "the perception." What a clever girl!

Posted by: AnnaS at November 16, 2018 06:59 AM


Given that he being questioned was, in effect, interviewing for a job, I'm guessing that he suppressed what ought to have been his preferred response, "I do not intend to dignify your clumsy and ridiculous assertion with an answer - ask your next question."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 16, 2018 07:19 AM (pNxlR)

848 Hanging chads!!

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:19 AM (APnjM)

849 'Exit tax' on folk selling pricey property in IL probably will pass. Progressives LOVE that one.

Posted by: lizabth at November 16, 2018 07:14 AM


Yeah, they have something like that in 'Jersey. If you don't pay it the IRS nabs it right out of your checking account. Know someone that happened to. State and Federal government and the IRS are all in bed together. Waiting for you with an empty tube of lube.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 07:19 AM (e7O7B)

850 does anyone else have any perspective on this matter?'

For me, moving in the middle of a fourth grade only had the problem that the new school was full of idiots, I was bused because the presence of a White Male among illegal aliens and Cushites was supposed to dramatically drive up their academic and culture life.

I ended up skipping a few grades because of the mismatch. So a 4th grader among an unknown crowd of 6th graders. Socially difficult.

Moved again, without warning to the opposite side of the country after Sophomore year. New people, totally different culture - same age difference. I was legally able to drive after graduating.

And yes, I am messed up misanthropic malcontent. I ended up running a computer department at a Dallas engineering firm two days after HS graduation.

I blame it on no matter where I go to school, I'm surrounded by cretins and mouth breathers. All the cool kids were home schooled or went to private school.

The mere fact that someone condemns their children to government schooling should be a sign of prima facia evidence of child-abuse or have the notoriety of a scarlet letter.

If the kids were properly home-schooled, which would give them a huge head-start over the other reprobates in their age group, it wouldn't matter where the parents lived.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 07:20 AM (boNFp)

851 Yeah, they have something like that in 'Jersey. If you don't pay it the IRS nabs it right out of your checking account.
Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 16, 2018 07:19 AM (e7O7B)


That's shitty - the Fed should not be enforcing State taxes.

Posted by: Miss Atlanta Lively at November 16, 2018 07:21 AM (udOi9)

852 I've heard horror stories about buying and selling real property in NJ

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:22 AM (APnjM)

853
To quote the local NewsBunny..

This immense ship performs search and Rescue missions, and can carry weapons.


Yup, Sugar Tits, there are steak knives on board ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 16, 2018 07:23 AM (pNxlR)

854 'Exit tax' on folk selling pricey property in IL probably will pass. Progressives LOVE that one.

Its a direct tax on the ignorant and gullible middle class. People who have money management skills have their real-estate held by trusts.

Trusts don't get whacked with "exit taxes".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 07:24 AM (boNFp)

855 The mere fact that someone condemns their children to government schooling should be a sign of prima facia evidence of child-abuse or have the notoriety of a scarlet letter.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 07:20 AM (boNFp)

I'm an AF brat....DoD schools were the best schools I attended.

Posted by: BignJames at November 16, 2018 07:25 AM (cxHbL)

856 I had no idea the Navy was authorized Steak Knives.

Posted by: Miss Atlanta Lively at November 16, 2018 07:26 AM (udOi9)

857 Given that he being questioned was, in effect, interviewing for a job, I'm guessing that he suppressed what ought to have been his preferred response,

That is the "can you eat a feces sandwich and still smile?" test.

Apparently you need that in DC - unless you are a Demoncat where any question that doesn't comport with your ideology can be responded to with a smirk, snark and even given the bird.

Given the trajectory of our culture, I'm waiting for cursing and throwing a chair to be an acceptable response.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 16, 2018 07:28 AM (boNFp)

858 But NO.........we gotta have a campaign teaching that only with the help of thousands of others can we defend ourselves from the attack of the wordz.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 07:17 AM (cqNba)

Notice how the war on wordz always ends in violence. Those spoken to demand a physical action with the full force of Big Govt to the speaker.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 07:29 AM (JFO2v)

859 I can see not wanting to leave during the junior or senior year of high
school, but is changing schools really such a traumatic thing that it
has to keep the parents chained to a job or location they hate for years
on end?


I went to to six different schools during grade school, junior high and high school. I changed schools right before my senior year. The hardest transition was into 9th grade jr high - not knowing anyone at that age was awkward.


I moved twice after that, in sophomore year and senior year. It was a smooth transitions, and I managed to become HS valedictorian.


I really wouldn't sweat it. Kids adapt. My granddaughter switched from public school to charter school last year. She cried for two weeks, and now she absolutely loves it.


Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 07:29 AM (lwiT4)

860 How the hell have 63 people died in CA in the fires? Don't they know to get out of the way? I don't get it. Fire Fighter deaths I understand, but normal people? WTF

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 07:30 AM (m8J9w)

861 " He called me googly-eyes"

I hate that commercial, for all it *really* represents.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2018 07:31 AM (oVJmc)

862 Could be that the kid really does have googly-eyes. Anybody ever think of that ?

Posted by: Miss Atlanta Lively at November 16, 2018 07:32 AM (udOi9)

863 Stacey Abrams campaign and legal team is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governors race that could leave the states Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.

This scrunt should know better than most that it is time to go home since the FAT Lady has sung

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 07:32 AM (m8J9w)

864 Something keeps crashing my browser. WD!!!

Posted by: f'd at November 16, 2018 07:33 AM (UdKB7)

865 Besides, families aren't a democracy. Moms and Dads should be in charge of big decisions like that. Do what's best for your family and the kids will come along.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 07:33 AM (lwiT4)

866 860 How the hell have 63 people died in CA in the fires? Don't they know to get out of the way? I don't get it. Fire Fighter deaths I understand, but normal people? WTF
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2018 07:30 AM (m8J9w)

How many idiots died in Katrina waiting on a rescue? Darwinism is a bitch to the stoopid!

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 16, 2018 07:33 AM (JFO2v)

867 E

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:33 AM (APnjM)

868 Nice devotional from "Our Daily Bread"

Thanks for who God is:

https://odb.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2018 07:33 AM (AllCR)

869 Ok that did not work

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:34 AM (APnjM)

870 "Could be that the kid really does have googly-eyes. Anybody ever think of that ?"

Yeh, that would push me right over the edge.

Posted by: Zombie Joseph Merrick at November 16, 2018 07:34 AM (cqNba)

871 'This scrunt should know better than most that it is time to go home since the FAT Lady has sung'

That sow has wasted who knows how much tax money on trying to steal the election. Somebody should soowie her.

Posted by: f'd at November 16, 2018 07:36 AM (UdKB7)

872 Thanksgiving next week... that came up fast

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:37 AM (a36X1)

873 I have my coffee and CFA biscuit, but I'm missing the seasoning that is the TMR.

Frere JJ, frere JJ....

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 16, 2018 07:37 AM (UIwcO)

874 Wonder what he's hiding?

https://tinyurl.com/ycd3v7vq

Posted by: Zombie Joseph Merrick at November 16, 2018 07:38 AM (cqNba)

875 JJ wakes up at 4 eastern to give us the report and analysis.

Posted by: runner at November 16, 2018 07:38 AM (a36X1)

876 By, that's one misshapen sock.

Maybe I should change it, yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2018 07:38 AM (cqNba)

877 This thread makes me feel so bi...

furcated.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 07:41 AM (n9EOP)

878 "The mere fact that someone condemns their children to government schooling should be a sign of prima facia evidence of child-abuse or have the notoriety of a scarlet letter. "

Well, then, I guess I qualify for one because we did homeschool our daughter for several years, but when I suddenly lost my job and both of us had to go back to work (because the job I got after that paid less than half what I made before), we had to put her in the local public school. We looked into Catholic school but none would take her because of her disability (autism). I guess we're just scummy child abusers too, eh? I understand not wanting to put your kid in government school, believe me -- we didn't want to either, but sheesh, there are times when it just can't be avoided.

Posted by: Secret Square at November 16, 2018 07:43 AM (9WuX0)

879 @802
Your husband is correct.

What we are seeing play out, almost to a tee is the late is the politcal and cultural realities of the late 19th and early 20th century with a healthy dollop of the 60's and 70's racialism and radicalism thrown in for good measure.

I'm operating under the understanding that all is lost and I have a few years to collect as many palm sized smooth stones as possible and find a landing pad before the TSRHTF.


Because political assignations, riots and civil unrest are right around the corner.




Posted by: Kreplach at November 16, 2018 07:43 AM (qxq6t)

880 time to get JJcated

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at November 16, 2018 07:43 AM (n9EOP)

881 A church pastor was trying to rescue residents and church members from the wildfires, when all of the sudden buildings and businesses started exploding all around them. The group managed to make it to his church, where they huddled together and prayed.

The town was leveled. The church was untouched, even the leaves were left on the trees.

https://tinyurl.com/y9bemwob

Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 07:44 AM (lwiT4)

882 "A church pastor was trying to rescue residents and church members from the wildfires, when all of the sudden buildings and businesses started exploding all around them."

I would think that the high death toll from the CA fires is not just because people were "too stupid" to get out of the way but because the fires have spread so quickly that they physically could NOT get out of the way in time.

Posted by: Secret Square at November 16, 2018 07:47 AM (9WuX0)

883 Wonder what he's hiding?

https://tinyurl.com/

Posted by: Zombie Joseph Merrick at November 16, 2018 07:38 AM

At least he's consistent.

Refuses to do his job no matter what that entails.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 16, 2018 07:51 AM (UIwcO)

884 Posted by: grammie winger at November 16, 2018 07:44 AM (lwiT4)


....

Amazing!

I wonder if God is punishing California.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 16, 2018 07:55 AM (UIwcO)

885 nood !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 16, 2018 07:56 AM (tSXzq)

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