EMT 12/30/18

Sorry about yesterday. I either slept through my alarm, or was abducted by aliens.

If this EMT doesn't get posted, I'm betting on aliens.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons today is Sunday, December 30, 2018. On this day in 1853 The United States purchased land from Mexico via the Gadsden Purchase to facilitate building the southern route of the Transcontinental railroad line.


Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

2 Morning!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 30, 2018 05:57 AM (8ikIW)

3 Glad you could make it Krak

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 05:57 AM (/rm4P)

4 Ah, fresh new thread. I'll call what few corgis remain in the ONT.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 30, 2018 05:57 AM (+F0Wk)

5 Trump says he is ready and waiting in the WH for Democrats to negotiate on the funding for the border wall and end the fake shutdown. I say he will wait a long time because the communists think they have a good issue here (they don't). And the public has finally wised up to the MFM so they will not help this time.


https://tinyurl.com/y8xzajmk

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

6 Utah has a new DUI law going into effect before New Year's that lowers the limit from the federally mandated (by Bill Clinton executive order) of 0.08 to 0.05. IIANM you can lower the limit below 0.08 but not raise it above. These were pushed through by MADD idiots who want to bring back prohibition. There is no scientific evidence to support either limit. The overwhelming majority of DUI accidents are cause by habitual drunks with a BAL above 0.20.


https://tinyurl.com/ycet6n49

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

7 Fox contributor and law professor explains why he thinks this could be a banner year for SCOTUS in restoring the Constitution as written instead of the penumbras and emanations the liberals have pushed through. I don't think so. He references Traitor Roberts in hear who has shown himself to like the clearly unconstitutiuonal nationalization of health care.


https://tinyurl.com/y8ms4r26

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

8 AL scorched OK to move on to the national championship against Clemson.


https://tinyurl.com/y8vmctgb

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

9 Amazing! The DC court of appeals has killed Obama's union packed NLRB ruling on joint employer rule. I say the NLRB should be eliminated. It has always been a Democrat packed POS even when Republicans are in charge.


https://tinyurl.com/ybpulypg

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

10 Looks like Sears will get a reprieve from folding and going under.


https://tinyurl.com/y82tdj7j

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

11 FL crushes WI in the Peach Bowl.


https://tinyurl.com/y97ra39w

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

12 Want to buy a pedigreed cat or dog from a pet store in CA? You won't be able to after Jan 1 when a stupid new communist law takes effect.


https://tinyurl.com/y9nbkzsk

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

13 Fox calls out the MFM for fawning over the Mooch's ugly clothing while dissing Melania's much nicer and tasteful stuff. But they don't say what it is all about. The MFM loves them some communists and hates Trump 'with a passion those fleas will not ever understand'.


https://tinyurl.com/yaj9uchx

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

14 Ramirez


https://tinyurl.com/ya5t9tjs


And that's it for today. My cable has been going in and out all night long and I had a devil of a time getting these links. Wifey said she would go down to the cable office this week. I tried to file for a service call using their internet site but they wanted a customer number which is about a 50 digit POS that is on your bill. We have direct pay so we get no bills. I am about fed up and ready to go to Hughes net. Its slower on the upload speeds but just as fast on the downloads as the shitty cable we have here.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

15 I had meant to save the links from yesterday that did not get used but I forgot and wrote over the file.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

16 FL crushes WI in the Peach Bowl.


They crushed MI.

Wi crushed Miami

Posted by: Bruce at December 30, 2018 06:02 AM (8ikIW)

17 Sorry about yesterday. I either slept through my alarm, or was abducted by aliens.

We can blame Trump. The MFM would.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

18 Salty brought up going to gym, I am working on a new Rock climbing gym, its going to have a 50 foot tall mountain, another on a 2nd floor half as high. Alas I thought we would be building those but they are already prefabricated. But its going to be awesome when its all done.

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 06:03 AM (/rm4P)

19 That was supposed to be Michigan.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

20
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 30, 2018 06:05 AM (LsBY9)

21 Raining and cold again here this morning.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

22 Vic,

It's always a good day when a Jim Harbaugh team loses.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 30, 2018 06:06 AM (PkVlr)

23 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 30, 2018 06:06 AM (Kxdvs)

24
Its slower on the upload speeds but just as fast on the downloads as the shitty cable we have here.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:01 AM


Most people rarely need the upload speed. I have FIOS 25/25 and whenever I speed check it the upload is never much more then 5.

Most likely you have an old copper wire based system and it has rain issues. Which was ComCast in my area. Pathetic whenever it would rain, and for days afterwards. You'd call customer support in India and some 'tard would press a button which would put a little current into the line to supposedly dry out the connections. Sometimes it would work. Most times not much.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 06:08 AM (jYje5)

25 Still trying to wind down from the Christmas holiday. Then some friends, who had been gone over Christmas have us over for dinner and drinks yesterday.

C'mon, ya gotta have some of this, and some dessert too!
I'm feeling lousy again this morning

Posted by: Bruce at December 30, 2018 06:08 AM (8ikIW)

26 We doan need no stinkin' Badgers...........crushed peaches with badger blood,,,drink up MEN.

Notre Dame didn't have a PRAYER since they went MARXIST Brothers .

Posted by: saf at December 30, 2018 06:09 AM (5IHGB)

27 Good morning Horde.
-------------------

My cable has been going in and out all night long

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

Do you have a combination modem/router?

I had trouble for some time with TWC, now Spectrum, for years. After several visits from the techs, I bought my own stand-alone modem for about $65 and added a $35 router from Wal-Mart.

Haven't had any trouble since.

Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:09 AM (GL/05)

28
Thanks for bringing the stuff for us, Vic.

Taking care of the dogs, then I'll make coffee for Her Majesty, then off to church.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 30, 2018 06:09 AM (LsBY9)

29 You'd call customer support in India and some 'tard would press a button which would put a little current into the line to supposedly dry out the connections.

It's probably like the "close door" button on an elevator.
The button is just for show

Posted by: Bruce at December 30, 2018 06:10 AM (8ikIW)

30 24 Most likely you have an old copper wire based system
and it has rain issues. Which was ComCast in my area. Pathetic whenever
it would rain, and for days afterwards. You'd call customer support in
India and some 'tard would press a button which would put a little
current into the line to supposedly dry out the connections. Sometimes
it would work. Most times not much.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 06:08 AM (jYje5)

We supposedly have fiber optics here but our cable system is a POS and always has been. There have been so many complaints the FCC came in one year and told them to get their shit together or lose their license. Their shit is still not together but they are a 'new' company now called "spectrum".

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:11 AM (mpXpK)

31 Newest Nic - I like the chess set willowed, but don't think OM would post it.

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 06:12 AM (/rm4P)

32 27 Do you have a combination modem/router?



I had trouble for some time with TWC, now Spectrum, for years. After
several visits from the techs, I bought my own stand-alone modem for
about $65 and added a $35 router from Wal-Mart.



Haven't had any trouble since.



Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:09 AM (GL/05)

No I have always had my own modem and router since it was originally installed. The assholes tried charging me $5/month for it last year and I told them it was my modem and they could kiss my ass. When they looked up the number they said they could not find it in their records but wanted to charge me anyway.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:14 AM (mpXpK)

33 How long have you had that particular modem?

This is what I got... https://amzn.to/2EWQhHB

Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:16 AM (GL/05)

34 Newest Nic - I like the chess set willowed, but don't think OM would post it.

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 06:12 AM


I don't know, it's kinda safe for work. Boots, thigh high stockings, cowboy hats...

It looks like it was an actual setup that someone made. I can't find the story behind it, though.

(I'll repeat the link)
https://tinyurl.com/WhatAChessBoard

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 06:17 AM (jYje5)

35 On my old XP computer I had a link to the modem address and could look at the signal strength I had coming in upstream and down stream of the modem and router. The signal goes to shit two or three times a day now. They have a line amplifier going bad somewhere and I suspect I am not the only one in the neighborhood having problems. But most of the people here have switched over to satellite for TV and never notice it.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:17 AM (mpXpK)

36 Forgot to add. Is it a modem/router combo? I read that those are never as good a setting up separately.

Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:18 AM (GL/05)

37 33
How long have you had that particular modem?



This is what I got... https://amzn.to/2EWQhHB





Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:16 AM (GL/05)

I have an earlier version of that modem. It is a Motorola surfboard. I have had it for probably 10 years when they finally got cable internet here.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:18 AM (mpXpK)

38 The problem isn't the modem. And unfortunately you can't just change the modem. If you get a new modem the cable people have to change your address before you can get anything.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:20 AM (mpXpK)

39 Good morning to Krak and everyone and thanks for the links, Vic.

Starting the percolator soon. Yesterday was a tea-only day which I do once in a while. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder and right now I'm having very warm thoughts about that first cup.

Posted by: JTB at December 30, 2018 06:21 AM (bmdz3)

40 I forgot that I need to make up my pill caddy for today and haven't done it yet. Need to go do that. BBL

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:22 AM (mpXpK)

41 Same as the one I replaced, I'm guessing.

For signal monitoring check out Netspotapp.com . There's a free edition for Windows if you scroll down.

Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:23 AM (GL/05)

42
It looks like the Philly area won't beat the record for yearly rainfall this year. It's real close. "Only" twenty inches more inches fell then an average year.

http://jcweather.com/100rainytd.php

(I got three inches a couple nights ago, but they only recorded another half an inch, which I think is bullshit.)

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 06:25 AM (jYje5)

43 Temperatures here fairly mild, saying 62 and sunny NYD, that will be nice.

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 06:26 AM (/rm4P)

44 Newest Nic - The story is they take temps and precipitation for area at Philly international, but we get so many micro climates the actual numbers are all over the place.

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 06:28 AM (/rm4P)

45 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 30, 2018 06:28 AM (JFO2v)

46 Where's the EMT? I hope Krakatoa is OK.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 30, 2018 06:30 AM (T9f3V)

47 If you get a new modem the cable people have to change your address before you can get anything.
Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:20 AM (mpXpK)

Provisioning, I think they call it. Took about 5 minutes on the phone.

I just know my speeds would vary from 60 meg down to 2. I blamed the cabling in our 40 YO neighborhood. I blamed TWC throttling.

Switched modems and haven't looked back. 87 meg right now.

Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:31 AM (GL/05)

48 20 ... Hadrian, I found another benefit to your music collection. When played softly in the background it makes a great addition when reading LOTR. And the lovely sounds help me avoid distractions.

Posted by: JTB at December 30, 2018 06:31 AM (bmdz3)

49 46 Where's the EMT? I hope Krakatoa is OK.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 30, 2018 06:30 AM (T9f3V)

You're soaking in it.

Posted by: m at December 30, 2018 06:31 AM (Kj9vA)

50
I'm wondering if increased rainfall doesn't fit into their 'Global Warming' scenario and they're under-reporting. I've read that Washington, DC -- only 80 miles away -- is having a record breaking year for rain.

The ground is so saturated that they're calling for flood watches on days when only an inch is predicted.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 06:33 AM (jYje5)

51 The ground is so saturated that they're calling for flood watches on days when only an inch is predicted.
Posted by: Newest Nic

I think the the flood watches takes the place of
"OMG, 2 INCHES OF SNOW, WE"RE ALL GONNA DIE"

in warmer weather

Posted by: Bruce at December 30, 2018 06:35 AM (8ikIW)

52 Skip and Newest...


https://bit.ly/2BMxZoI. 59 inches here.

63 inches across the river in Camden.

Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:36 AM (GL/05)

53 47 Provisioning, I think they call it. Took about 5 minutes on the phone.



I just know my speeds would vary from 60 meg down to 2. I blamed the cabling in our 40 YO neighborhood. I blamed TWC throttling.



Switched modems and haven't looked back. 87 meg right now.

Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:31 AM (GL/05)

Our cable people no longer have a public phone to report shit. You either have to report problems via their web site or in person.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:37 AM (mpXpK)

54 G'morning, all.

Departing shortly to drive down to Conway, S.C. to visit with good friends.


Followed by several days in Charleston, to visit with the original Village Idiot, whom I apprenticed under (AKA, my best friend).

Will be in and out of the blog for a week or so.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 30, 2018 06:39 AM (cqNba)

55 IIRC you said Spectrum? I've been dialing the same local number for 30 years. It now rings in a different place but it's still in service.

Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:40 AM (GL/05)

56 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 30, 2018 06:39 AM (cqNba)

Wave as you pass us here along 95.

Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:41 AM (GL/05)

57 My modem has a bank lights on the front that show incoming and outgoing signal. It is working right when the entire bank is illuminated solid. When the bottom two lights are out there is inadequate signal coming in to drive the modem. So you can readily see when the cable is screwed up.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:41 AM (mpXpK)

58 Morning Mouth Breathers

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 30, 2018 06:41 AM (nw6G5)

59 55
IIRC you said Spectrum? I've been dialing the same local number for 30
years. It now rings in a different place but it's still in service.

Posted by: golfman at December 30, 2018 06:40 AM (GL/05)

The phone book no longer has a listing here for cable except a national number you can use to order a cable installation. It has no number to report problems.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:43 AM (mpXpK)

60
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 30, 2018 06:45 AM (KCxzN)

61
I had an issue with my fiber optic line. It slowly got worse, day after day. They had to come out with the bucket truck and dismantle some assembly. They told me 'ants' got into something, it happens all the time. It sounded like bullshit, but I wasn't about to climb the pole and look around myself.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 06:46 AM (jYje5)

62 16 FL crushes WI in the Peach Bowl.


They crushed MI.

Wi crushed Miami
Posted by: Bruce at December 30, 2018 06:02 AM (8ikIW)

An extremely important distinction for us M haters.

Posted by: clutch at December 30, 2018 06:48 AM (kiSdp)

63 The last straw for me to switch from cable to dish was the lady at the cable office telling me that my cable was so crappy was because it was cold outside.

frozen electrons I guess

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 30, 2018 06:49 AM (nw6G5)

64 It's always a good day when a Jim Harbaugh team loses.
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 30, 2018 06:06 AM (PkVlr)

You hate him all the way out there, too? That's pretty notorious.

Posted by: clutch at December 30, 2018 06:49 AM (kiSdp)

65
The phone book no longer has a listing here for cable except a national number you can use to order a cable installation. It has no number to report problems.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:43 AM


I've found that if they have an on-line presence with the ability to click some boxes and terminate service, you'll suddenly discover they have some support. But they don't want you to use the service unless you're so pissed off you're gonna cancel.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 06:49 AM (jYje5)

66 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 30, 2018 06:50 AM (jI3MC)

67 61


I had an issue with my fiber optic line. It slowly got worse, day
after day. They had to come out with the bucket truck and dismantle some
assembly. They told me 'ants' got into something, it happens all the
time. It sounded like bullshit, but I wasn't about to climb the pole and
look around myself.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 06:46 AM (jYje5)

Ants got into my little brother's light switch in his shed at his lake house. They ate the damned thing to pieces. Had to rip the switch out and replace it.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:51 AM (mpXpK)

68 Notre Dame didn't have a PRAYER since they went MARXIST Brothers .
Posted by: saf at December 30, 2018 06:09 AM (5IHGB)

University of Negligent Death did not belong in the playoffs. Jawja should have been in.

Posted by: clutch at December 30, 2018 06:51 AM (kiSdp)

69 65 I've found that if they have an on-line presence
with the ability to click some boxes and terminate service, you'll
suddenly discover they have some support. But they don't want you to use
the service unless you're so pissed off you're gonna cancel.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 06:49 AM (jYje5)

They have an online service for problems but you must have your account number. I don't have that.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:52 AM (mpXpK)

70 The ground in the DC area really is saturated. I'm surprised some big trees haven't toppled. Everyone's yards squish when you walk on them. Even so, declaring a flood warning whenever we get half an inch seems part of the alarmist approach to weather reporting. Surprised they haven't started naming the watches and warnings.

Posted by: JTB at December 30, 2018 06:54 AM (bmdz3)

71 50
I've read that Washington, DC -- only 80 miles away -- is having a record breaking year for rain.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 06:33 AM (

They haven't washed away yet, so more rain needed.

Posted by: clutch at December 30, 2018 06:54 AM (kiSdp)

72 frozen electrons I guess
Posted by: weirdflunky

Also something something metric system

Posted by: Bruce at December 30, 2018 06:54 AM (8ikIW)

73
I was so pissed off at how poorly Hulu was running with a near constant dropped connection that I went to their website and started the cancellation process. After a couple of confirmation clicks and an "Are you sure?" they suddenly had a box pop up and asked if I'd like a free month while they tried to figure out the problem.

I took the deal. It's a little better but still less then perfect.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 06:56 AM (jYje5)

74 I was so pissed off at how poorly Hulu was running with a near constant dropped connection that I went to their website and started the cancellation process. After a couple of confirmation clicks and an "Are you sure?" they suddenly had a box pop up and asked if I'd like a free month while they tried to figure out the problem.

I took the deal. It's a little better but still less then perfect.
Posted by: Newest Nic

After cussing the Roku device a couple of times, I finally got a range extender that mostly solved the problem. Unless ATT is working slow that day

Posted by: Bruce at December 30, 2018 06:58 AM (8ikIW)

75
After cussing the Roku device a couple of times, I finally got a range extender that mostly solved the problem. Unless ATT is working slow that day

Posted by: Bruce at December 30, 2018 06:58 AM


I have a couple of apps for my phone for checking signal strength and connection speed. So if I'm sitting down and watching Hulu and it begins to fart out I pick up my phone and double check my connection. It's always them. I never have the problem streaming with Amazon movies or music.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 07:02 AM (jYje5)

76
They have an online service for problems but you must have your account number. I don't have that.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 06:52 AM


Verizon emails me a bill every month with my account number on it. I'm on auto-pay and I never open the message. Don't you get something similar?

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 07:06 AM (jYje5)

77 National Bacon Day.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2018 07:09 AM (PF4TZ)

78 National Bacon Day.
Posted by: Infidel

That isn't every day?

Posted by: Bruce at December 30, 2018 07:12 AM (8ikIW)

79 So is slapweasal ok or ...? I keep getting confused with weasel From the cook book.

Posted by: Unlurking at December 30, 2018 07:14 AM (nc0mi)

80 27 Verizon emails me a bill every month with my account
number on it. I'm on auto-pay and I never open the message. Don't you
get something similar?

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 07:06 AM (jYje5)

I have verizon for the phone and I use those service cards you get from Walmart. Spectrum is the cable company and they haven't sent a bill in years since I have been on auto-pay.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 07:16 AM (mpXpK)

81 At least that is what wifey says as she handles the bills.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 07:17 AM (mpXpK)

82 Yes, I hate the Maize and Blue too. And I find it interesting that there aren't any UM fans defending them here at HQ.

Just confirms my suspicions. But how about that Urban Meyer. WTF is with that guy?

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at December 30, 2018 07:18 AM (Jj+59)

83 I talked to Slap last night.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2018 07:21 AM (PF4TZ)

84 83 I talked to Slap last night.
Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2018 07:21 AM (PF4TZ)

How are you doing, Infidel?

Posted by: m at December 30, 2018 07:23 AM (Kj9vA)

85 'The overwhelming majority of DUI accidents are cause by habitual drunks with a BAL above 0.20.'

That is true and often they have multiple DUIs and / or no license. Likely to be illegal to, but that is certainly not a requirement. Jail is too cruel for these poor souls though, it dims their spark of humanity.

Posted by: freaked at December 30, 2018 07:24 AM (UdKB7)

86 I'm gettin' BAUD wif all this dongle tawk..........

switch to CIRCLE JERK.com

Posted by: saf at December 30, 2018 07:24 AM (5IHGB)

87 freaked, Any change in Scout?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 30, 2018 07:26 AM (V3fhb)

88 Thanks for asking, m. I'm shitty and can't seem to get out of this funk. Realizing my brother won't talk to me is horrible. But I guess that gives me the chance to get rid of stuff. I now have to lock the door from the garage to the house. I just want t his year over and my house sold.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2018 07:27 AM (PF4TZ)

89 'Any change in Scout?'

Not a lot. Still on the raw meat and rice diet, with a scoop of Dinovite for the last five days or so. He loves the food and I have never seen him get so excited at dinnertime, but there has been no dramatic change yet. I got him a thunder shirt too, which surprisingly he seems to like wearing.

If I leave his cone off overnight though when I can't watch him he will start chewing on his back again. He seems healthy and happy otherwise.

Posted by: freaked at December 30, 2018 07:33 AM (UdKB7)

90 some of the wireless internet service providers are pretty good now it seems. I'm trying to set up a couple directional signal antennas to go to a separate location, but found these things can go like 15 miles, line of sight, and almost as fast as fiber. "HTC" has wireless in SC but some said service is meh. (from just a quick Google)


But yeah, surely Vic, you could find/request your account number, and update that modem. You deserve a nice clean connection. Cable should have no problem delivering.



Posted by: illiniwek at December 30, 2018 07:36 AM (Cus5s)

91 Infidel, take care of yourself, and maybe there will be a chance for you to reunite with your brother sometime.

I liked this, from Hadrian in the Chess Thread:

199
Infidel, sorry to hear of this. But no one is irredeemable, including your brother.

Posted by: m at December 30, 2018 07:38 AM (Kj9vA)

92 I came home sicker than a dog yesterday from a funeral for my 41 year old cousin. She had been fighting cancer since 2010. Did some research on cancer cure spending and it's something like 100 billion a year worldwide. I can't think of a more worthwhile cause and will contribute to the ACS in her name today.

Posted by: freaked at December 30, 2018 07:39 AM (UdKB7)

93 90 But yeah, surely Vic, you could find/request your account number, and update that modem. You deserve a nice clean connection. Cable should have no problem delivering.





Posted by: illiniwek at December 30, 2018 07:36 AM (Cus5s)

wifey is going down to see them in person next week.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 07:41 AM (mpXpK)

94 Good Sunday morning horde.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 30, 2018 07:42 AM (lwiT4)

95 But I am loving my new indoor grill toy. I went back to the grocery store this morning at 2 am when I could get into the parking lot and got some stuff I forgot yesterday and I also picked up a couple of steaks to try on it.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 07:44 AM (mpXpK)

96 Thanks m. I know he's not irredeemable, it's the gf who dad's best friend and current PR named the retired whore. That is where all this is coming from. He's being manipulated. I'm sure she thinks there is a big pay day coming. Reality says different.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2018 07:44 AM (PF4TZ)

97 Now that I think about it I wish I had got a couple of potatoes for fries.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 07:44 AM (mpXpK)

98 pjmedia/saudi consulate may have helped man charged in fatal hit-and-run in portland escape u.s.
Being a Saudi national here on a visa is a get out of jail free card, literally.

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 07:45 AM (/rm4P)

99 Newspapers across the country have been hit with the ryuk ramsomeware. Sad. No Sunday funnies today.

Posted by: freaked at December 30, 2018 07:45 AM (UdKB7)

100 maybe you could get them to recommend the best modem, or someone here that would know. she could take it in with her, they could get it switched over .. then just plug it in when she gets home?


Ten year old modem sounds like your weak link to me. Unless you're still running a 386 and a 40MD hard drive? ha

Posted by: illiniwek at December 30, 2018 07:46 AM (Cus5s)

101
But I am loving my new indoor grill toy. I went back to the grocery store this morning at 2 am when I could get into the parking lot and got some stuff I forgot yesterday and I also picked up a couple of steaks to try on it.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 07:44 AM


Do you have the one with the drip tray underneath that you fill with water? That's such a great idea. It keeps the odor level and smoke way down.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 07:47 AM (jYje5)

102 Time to go to the store, Vic.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2018 07:47 AM (PF4TZ)

103 100 Ten year old modem sounds like your weak link to me. Unless you're still running a 386 and a 40MD hard drive? ha


Posted by: illiniwek at December 30, 2018 07:46 AM (Cus5s)

The problem is NOT the modem.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 07:47 AM (mpXpK)

104 101 Do you have the one with the drip tray underneath
that you fill with water? That's such a great idea. It keeps the odor
level and smoke way down.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 07:47 AM (jYje5)

It has a drip tray but you don't add water to it. I clean it out after each use. And I don't have any smoke so far. I've done three hamburgers and one hotdog so far. Will do a steak this evening.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 07:49 AM (mpXpK)

105 In Bibi Netanyahu's Holiday Address, he said to Christians worldwide that Biblical prophecies are being fulfilled at lightning speed:

https://tinyurl.com/y9lebq6a

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 30, 2018 07:55 AM (lwiT4)

106
I made a sous vide salmon steak last night. Then fired up the indoor grill, slathered it with olive oil, then seared the heck out of the salmon for about a minute.

No standing outside in the cold.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 07:57 AM (jYje5)

107 I killed the thread.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 30, 2018 07:57 AM (lwiT4)

108 Oh - Newest Nic is still alive. That's a good sign.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 30, 2018 07:57 AM (lwiT4)

109 That's a hell of a lot of cooking for something you can eat raw.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 30, 2018 08:03 AM (Wlzky)

110
Oh - Newest Nic is still alive. That's a good sign.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 30, 2018 07:57 AM


Yup doing some research on this writer for The Federalist who recently died. If she recently flew (which indications are) then her fellow seat passengers left and right will be notified by the CDC. The airlines are required to record seating arrangements for just such a purpose.

But letting disease ridden, un-vaccinated people across our southern border? You're a h8er for even considering limiting their movement.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 08:04 AM (jYje5)

111 grammie, Bibi is such a happy warrior. Thank you for that.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2018 08:04 AM (PF4TZ)

112 "The problem is NOT the modem.Posted by: Vic


ok, well I hope they or someone can resolve it. Seems crazy you have had so much trouble with your connection for so long.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 30, 2018 08:06 AM (Cus5s)

113 110 another reason not to fly

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 08:10 AM (/rm4P)

114 another reason not to fly

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 08:10 AM


I may never fly again:

Because of concerns about disease transmission aboard
aircraft, CDC has developed recommendations to ensure a standard approach to management of airline contacts. This report presents a case of air-travel-associated meningococcal disease and presents guidelines for the management of persons potentially exposed to meningococcus during air travel.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 08:12 AM (jYje5)

115 105 / 841(ONT) Laura Loomer is saying Twitter no longer translates Hebrew type as they formerly did.
Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 05:36 AM

Twitter isn't about to help Bibi spread his message

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 08:14 AM (/rm4P)

116 "I'm betting on aliens."

So are we!

Posted by: The Democrat Party, K. DrLeon, Dir. of Condolences at December 30, 2018 08:16 AM (Ndje9)

117 Thank you, Vic's News Service!

Posted by: Emmie at December 30, 2018 08:21 AM (4HMW8)

118 I have verizon for the phone and I use those service cards you get from Walmart. Spectrum is the cable company and they haven't sent a bill in years since I have been on auto-pay.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 07:16 AM (mpXpK)

How do you know what the monthly bill is?

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 30, 2018 08:21 AM (f3oO4)

119 Most of these bowl games have little credibility as any decent player who has a chance at the NFL sits out for fear of injury. And I don't blame them one bit.

And what kind of bowl game puts two 6-6 teams against each other. What a joke!

Sorry for the rant so early in the a.m.

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 30, 2018 08:22 AM (7ZQe3)

120
That's a hell of a lot of cooking for something you can eat raw.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 30, 2018 08:03 AM


Don't be deceived about the effort involved. I take a frozen salmon, wrapped, and toss it into the sous vide, set the temp, press start, and ignore it. Total time: about one minute.

About an hour later I extract the bag, open it up, and toss salmon onto preheated, pre-oiled grill. Total time: about one minute.

I find being incredibly lazy can still result in good food, with a pleasant looking char on it.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 08:22 AM (jYje5)

121 "another reason not to fly "


Just in case long lines, disarming, and the TSA isn't enough.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 30, 2018 08:23 AM (jI3MC)

122 Bedbugs in movie theaters.

Meningococcus on planes.

Wonder how what's next?

Posted by: SMH at December 30, 2018 08:25 AM (RU4sa)

123
34 degrees and snowing here. Just the way I like snow.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 08:26 AM (jYje5)

124 116 "I'm betting on aliens."

So are we!
Posted by: The Democrat Party, K. DrLeon, Dir. of Condolences at December 30, 2018 08:16 AM (Ndje9)


"Whose anus?! Your anus!!"

- - Occupy Asteroid Belt

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 30, 2018 08:29 AM (/9p9e)

125 Top 50 conservative websites for 2018 on pjmedia.
"Other sites, like Ace of Spades HQ, were not included because they are not ranked at SimilarWeb and Alexa."
So sorry. Maybe next year you can join the weakly standard on this list.

Posted by: rosencrantz and guildenstern at December 30, 2018 08:29 AM (VWE5i)

126 Just saw Ace gets honorable mention for the top conservative sites but Hot Gas got #18? How is that even possible? Don't you need readers to achieve that?

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 30, 2018 08:30 AM (7ZQe3)

127 That's not alien--it's quite familiar!

Posted by: The Democrat Party, K. DeLeon, Dir. of Condolences at December 30, 2018 08:31 AM (Ndje9)

128 Fresh coffee vs. Niquil cold medicine: which will win?

G'mornin' all.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 30, 2018 08:31 AM (kQs4Y)

129 125 Top 50 conservative websites for 2018 on pjmedia.
"Other sites, like Ace of Spades HQ, were not included because they are not ranked at SimilarWeb and Alexa."
So sorry. Maybe next year you can join the weakly standard on this list.
Posted by: rosencrantz and guildenstern at December 30, 2018 08:29 AM (VWE5i)


I ripped Paula Bolyard a new one for our omission and for the inclusion of Fudge Report and Tepid Flatus. But I apologized later since I don't think she is the collator of the report itself but merely the messenger.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 30, 2018 08:32 AM (/9p9e)

130 The overwhelming majority of DUI accidents are cause by habitual drunks with a BAL above 0.20.

Just more reason to do weed.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 30, 2018 08:32 AM (lD3vL)

131
Ace is ranked at Alexa. Number eleven. I think PJ Media are a bunch of hacks.

Basic research. Basic. You had one job.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 08:33 AM (jYje5)

132 Fake news. We know what's what.

Posted by: freaked at December 30, 2018 08:34 AM (UdKB7)

133
The funny thing is Ace is ranked #11 and LFG (stet) is #24 at Alexa. For 'conservative' sites.

The last conservative fled out the door with a bicycle riding Charles of Johnson chasing after them with a broom -- what a decade ago?

Insert Mark Twain comment about lies and statistics here ______.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 08:37 AM (jYje5)

134 op 50 conservative websites for 2018 on pjmedia.

"Other sites, like Ace of Spades HQ, were not included because they are not ranked at SimilarWeb and Alexa."

So sorry. Maybe next year you can join the weakly standard on this list.

Posted by: rosencrantz and guildenstern at December 30, 2018 08:29 AM (VWE5i)

Ace got top mention in the article at PJ media, mentioned twice before the bloody list. Most of those sites are pretty good, but I know I have read this jonx since 2003. I can't remember the last time I woke and and said, "I have to go check Luccianne or The Liberty Daily. Not bashing them, just saying.

Posted by: Quint at December 30, 2018 08:38 AM (n13/j)

135 The latest Economist/YouGov.com poll found that 84 percent believe illegal immigration is a problem for the United States.

That mean 16% are total fukn idiots!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 30, 2018 08:39 AM (JFO2v)

136 "I have to go check Luccianne or The Liberty Daily. Not bashing them, just saying.

Dittos with Drudge. Nothing but links to Enemedia Propaganda.

If I wanted that, I would make my browser's home page be yahoo or msn.com

All of the disposable "news" a person can want.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 30, 2018 08:41 AM (lD3vL)

137 Saw Black Mirror "Bandersnatch" last night-

Technologically, it's a cool achievement. You do get to make choices for the main character.

They ease you into the idea with trivial choices like;
"Sugar Puffs or Frosted Flakes?" for breakfast and you're given 5-10 seconds for that decision.

To later decisions like "Kill Dad or Yell at him?" where you're given maybe 3-4 seconds to choose.

The story is less of an achievement as they really didn't seem to know how to end it. It just sort of ended.

I've read there are five different possible outcomes, so maybe we got the lamest outcome possible.

I might try it one more time and simply take the most extreme choice each time, as extreme and "feel bad" stories is what "Black Mirror" is all about. Maybe I'll get decent ending. Not sure though as it felt like a waste of time when it was over.



For a fun time at the Movies, check out "Aquaman".

It's pretty much a perfect comic book movie. Lots of fun. Brisk direction. Fairly tight script. Good committed comic book acting. Crazy sea life centered production design.

See on the biggest screen you can in 3D.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 30, 2018 08:42 AM (CRRq9)

138 Meh, I wrote off pjmedia back in '16, and never got back in the habit.

Except for Insty, their stuff won't even appear unless I enable a dozen or so sources of javascript, so fuggem. Homie don't play that.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 30, 2018 08:42 AM (jI3MC)

139 >>Insert Mark Twain comment about lies and statistics here ______.


And then insert Groucho Marx comment about joining clubs here _______.


Morning, all!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 30, 2018 08:42 AM (W+vEI)

140 Ho?w far is the TXMOME from Brownsville

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2018 08:43 AM (PF4TZ)

141 118 How do you know what the monthly bill is?

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 30, 2018 08:21 AM (f3oO4)

I assume with all the taxes and fees it is still running abut $55/month. Wifey keeps track of the checking account where it gets debited to.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 08:43 AM (mpXpK)

142 I'm late because of LSD Rager Alien Buttsex Party!

Or I couldn't get untied in the bathhouse, I forget.

Maybe they both were the same.

My head hurts.

Posted by: Don Lemonparty at December 30, 2018 08:44 AM (w3OLr)

143 It looks like the Philly area won't beat the record for yearly rainfall this year. It's real close.

That's interesting. The eight rainiest years on record since we moved here. Global Dampening.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2018 08:45 AM (CE5C/)

144 If this EMT doesn't get posted, I'm betting on aliens.




Al Sharpton: Them Greek homo aliens stole our EMT!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2018 08:45 AM (SiINZ)

145 "I have to go check Luccianne or The Liberty Daily. Not bashing them, just saying.



Dittos with Drudge. Nothing but links to Enemedia Propaganda.



If I wanted that, I would make my browser's home page be yahoo or msn.com



All of the disposable "news" a person can want.





Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 30, 2018 08:41 AM (lD3vL)

I am pretty much off Drudge and I have read him since way before Monica. I check him once a day to make sure we are not in WW3 and that is about it. His build him up to then tear him down game with President Trump was pretty much the last straw. If I check it, it is like a reflex you can't control. It is like clicking Hot Air and still knowing it is a waste of time and will only last a few minutes.

Posted by: Quint at December 30, 2018 08:45 AM (n13/j)

146 Bedbugs in movie theaters.


Someone ought to make a horror movie exclusively for those theaters, titled-

"Bedbug!!!"

In 3D BEDBUG-O-VISION!!!!

You'll feel the horror...



Sort of like "The Tingler" from the 50s.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 30, 2018 08:46 AM (CRRq9)

147 That mean 16% are total fukn idiots!

It would be interesting to see what that 16% thinks feels is a problem.

I'm guessing that the 16% in question are illegal aliens, those who have overstayed their visas or those who are here visiting who soon will be overstaying their visas or are part of the daisy-chain immigration scam.

If not, say "healthcare", they can be shown (though I doubt that one could permeate their ignorance) that immigration exacerbates any perceived "healthcare", "environment", "education", "welfare", "corruption", "racism", "rape culture", "income disparity", "Trump", "religious" whatever problem.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 30, 2018 08:47 AM (lD3vL)

148 >>Ho?w far is the TXMOME from Brownsville

Posted by: Infidel

About 500 miles.

Posted by: Aviator at December 30, 2018 08:48 AM (e7Ngv)

149 The overwhelming majority of DUI accidents are cause by habitual drunks with a BAL above 0.20. 

Just more reason to do weed. 

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 30, 2018 08:32 AM (lD3vL)

Except...that statistic is total bullshit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 30, 2018 08:48 AM (wYseH)

150 500 wow, where is it Dallas?

Posted by: Quint at December 30, 2018 08:49 AM (n13/j)

151
I do Drudge everynight!

He likes me to wear a Trump mask, twisted little bitch that he is...

Posted by: Don Lemonparty at December 30, 2018 08:49 AM (w3OLr)

152 >>His build him up to then tear him down game with President Trump was pretty much the last straw.


I know he hates Trump, which has no doubt contributed to the change in tone for the past few years, but. . . think maybe he's now getting compensate for links?

There was some scuffle with WashPost where they labeled him fake news and then he kindly showed them how much freakin' traffic he generates for them with his links. Total guess, but it's weird how much he (and Insty, unfortunately) link to the WashPost.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 30, 2018 08:50 AM (W+vEI)

153 Ancient Astronaut Theorists say, "Yes!"

*dramatic music plays*

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at December 30, 2018 08:50 AM (NjJUT)

154 Hi, don't know how to get in touch with ACE HQ so I'll leave my issues here. Maybe I will get an answer.
First-why is your site "not secure"?
Second- for the last week or so this site has stopped work?
Quite annoying. Whaddz up with the site, people at Ace of Spades?

Posted by: the voice at December 30, 2018 08:50 AM (NLEnr)

155 It is like clicking Hot Air and still knowing it is a waste of time and will only last a few minutes.

Hotair, theblaze, nationalreview, cnn, msnbc, msn, espn, etc. like many other failed sites has joined spam, pr0n, and virus domains in my router's blacklist.

Don't want to accidentally have anything in the compound give them clicks.

They have nothing but disinformation, hate and stupidity to add to life.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 30, 2018 08:51 AM (lD3vL)

156 Not joking around, but I think driving while texting or surfing on you phone is a huge problem, likely worse than DUI because the numbers have to be 50 x as many, if not more. Not taking away from DUI for sure, but why won't the cops get serious about this scourge. Nine times out of ten, you see a swerving car, there is some jerk tapping away on his dumbass phone.

Posted by: Quint at December 30, 2018 08:51 AM (n13/j)

157 Mornin' Horde. Vic, if you have a 10 year old modem, your service is going to suck thanks to the changes in standards for those things. If you don't have DOCSIS 3.0 (no I will NOT bother the Horde by trying to explain that) it's not going to give you best service.

Yeah, probably a scam, but it is what it is.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at December 30, 2018 08:52 AM (lLeln)

158
That's interesting. The eight rainiest years on record since we moved here. Global Dampening.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2018 08:45 AM


Now if someone were to come out with a theory that particulate matter in the atmosphere from increased coal-burning in China was the cause of our increased rainfall, I wouldn't dismiss it.

But something the hell is going on.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 08:52 AM (jYje5)

159 Nine times out of ten, you see a swerving car, there is some jerk tapping away on his dumbass phone.
Posted by: Quint


And I have NEVER seen or heard of cops doing anything about it, no matter the laws. (Though mostly because, well, how do you report it without...?)

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at December 30, 2018 08:53 AM (lLeln)

160 Aviator,
It's funny cause my first instinct was to say about 7.5 hours. I guess it's a Texas thing to give "distance" in "time".
It's about an hour from Dallas depending on where your coming from...Dallas is a BIG city.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 30, 2018 08:54 AM (kufk0)

161 JJ Sefton, if you are the same person who posts under that nic at PJMedia, would you please post this in the comments at the top-ranked conservative sites article I'm linking here (I have not been able to post there):

https://pjmedia.com/trending/top-conservative-websites-for-2018/

Ace of Spades is ranked at SimilarWeb.
https://www.similarweb.com/website/ace.mu.nu

Posted by: m at December 30, 2018 08:54 AM (Kj9vA)

162 Not joking around, but I think driving while texting or surfing on you phone is a huge problem, likely worse than DUI because the numbers have to be 50 x as many, if not more. Not taking away from DUI for sure, but why won't the cops get serious about this scourge. Nine times out of ten, you see a swerving car, there is some jerk tapping away on his dumbass phone.

Posted by: Quint at December 30, 2018 08:51 AM (n13/j)



THIS. I have seen cars almost sideswipe other cars because the asswipe the wheel is staring at his/her phone. And even if you beep them they don't look up.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2018 08:55 AM (SiINZ)

163 is build him up to then tear him down game with President Trump was pretty much the last straw.





I know he hates Trump, which has no doubt contributed to the change
in tone for the past few years, but. . . think maybe he's now getting
compensate for links?



There was some scuffle with WashPost where they labeled him fake
news and then he kindly showed them how much freakin' traffic he
generates for them with his links. Total guess, but it's weird how much
he (and Insty, unfortunately) link to the WashPost.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 30, 2018 08:50 AM (W+vEI)

That is not surprising. He used to be known for bringing UK papers to American audiences. I dont' think there is worse than the washington compost.

Posted by: Quint at December 30, 2018 08:55 AM (n13/j)

164 156 agree

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 08:55 AM (/rm4P)

165 500 mi. Guess that changes travel plans from driving to flying.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2018 08:55 AM (PF4TZ)

166 129 125 Top 50 conservative websites for 2018 on pjmedia.
"Other sites, like Ace of Spades HQ, were not included because they are not ranked at SimilarWeb and Alexa."
So sorry. Maybe next year you can join the weakly standard on this list.
Posted by: rosencrantz and guildenstern at December 30, 2018 08:29 AM (VWE5i)


I ripped Paula Bolyard a new one for our omission and for the inclusion of Fudge Report and Tepid Flatus. But I apologized later since I don't think she is the collator of the report itself but merely the messenger.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 30, 2018 08:32 AM (/9p9e)

Oh, I see that you are the same JJ Sefton. Fingers crossed!

Posted by: m at December 30, 2018 08:56 AM (Kj9vA)

167 Why is everyone always picking on me?

Posted by: Al Iens at December 30, 2018 08:56 AM (DMUuz)

168 Book thread is up.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 30, 2018 08:57 AM (kQs4Y)

169 Except...that statistic is total bullshit.

It might be, but saying "weed" is easier than recognizing that far too many OBWs (occupants behind the wheel) especially in the Austin area are stoked up on Ambien, anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, cocktails of all sorts of psychotropics, along with weed and booze.

I would say that at least half of this area's driving population at any given time would fail OSHA medication screen to operate a forklift.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 30, 2018 08:58 AM (lD3vL)

170

Speaking of DUI, welcome back to again to Uncle Palp and wishing him a speedy recovery. He made an appearance last night in the chess thread.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2018 08:58 AM (SiINZ)

171 >>Aviator,

It's funny cause my first instinct was to say about 7.5 hours. I guess it's a Texas thing to give "distance" in "time".

It's about an hour from Dallas depending on where your coming from...Dallas is a BIG city.

Posted by: lin-duh galt
Yeah, that's true. Probably because a trip may be a 100 miles of interstate or 100 miles of country road here.

Posted by: Aviator at December 30, 2018 08:58 AM (e7Ngv)

172 Had some people over last night and didn't get to bed until midnight. I feel like shit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 30, 2018 08:59 AM (dUJdY)

173 >>It's funny cause my first instinct was to say about 7.5 hours. I guess it's a Texas thing to give "distance" in "time".


Or a Western state thing

After we moved from CO to New England my son mentioned wanting to visit a place and said, "It's only 3 hours away, mom!" Heh - 3 hours in NE can be 3-4 states depending on where you start/finish. "Ask me how I know you're not from around here."

Posted by: Lizzy at December 30, 2018 08:59 AM (W+vEI)

174 Yeah, probably a scam, but it is what it is.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at December 30, 2018 08:52 AM (lLeln)

Vic, back when I had cable this is exactly what happened to me, and Comcast never notified me of their upgrade. A new modem cleared it up, but I was so ticked at Comcast I dropped them anyway

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 30, 2018 08:59 AM (f3oO4)

175 131
Ace is ranked at Alexa. Number eleven. I think PJ Media are a bunch of hacks.

Basic research. Basic. You had one job.
Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 08:33 AM (jYje5)

At Alexa, what's at no. 11 is mu.nu, which probably is almost entirely Ace--and PJMedia could probably choose to lump all sites on the mu.nu domain together (like they've lumped PJMedia and Instapundit together, saying they're on one domain). But there's nothing off at all about Ace's listing on SimilarWeb, and that should be enough to get Ace listed in the article listing.

Posted by: m at December 30, 2018 09:01 AM (Kj9vA)

176 but why won't the cops get serious about this scourge.

Propose a plan.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 30, 2018 09:03 AM (lD3vL)

177 It is like clicking Hot Air and still knowing it is a waste of time and will only last a few minutes.



Hotair, theblaze, nationalreview, cnn, msnbc, msn, espn, etc. like
many other failed sites has joined spam, pr0n, and virus domains in my
router's blacklist.



Don't want to accidentally have anything in the compound give them clicks.



They have nothing but disinformation, hate and stupidity to add to life.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 30, 2018 08:51 AM (lD3vL)

good call. I would do that too if I knew how. only reflex clicks are Drudge and tepid flatus. And the later is a complete waste of time. I am pretty much over it, just a reflex click over the years. It has been garbage since Malkin left. The others I never click anyway.

Posted by: Quint at December 30, 2018 09:03 AM (n13/j)

178
I remember when Chernobyl blew it's top, radiation sensors in countries to the west of the USSR started going off first - away from prevailing winds.

Why?

Because the radioactive particles went 23/24th of the way around the world before dropping from the sky. So to blame China for increased rainfall on the USA east coast isn't too much of a stretch. I've read that they fire up a brand new coal fired plant a couple times a week.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 09:03 AM (jYje5)

179
but why won't the cops get serious about this scourge.



Propose a plan.





Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 30, 2018 09:03 AM (lD3vL)

Pull them over and give them a large ticket for the fist offense. They are everywhere, not hard to find.

Posted by: Quint at December 30, 2018 09:04 AM (n13/j)

180 Lizzy you moved? Yup, we go by hours here, not miles. Here to Denver, 3 1/2 in summer and no traffic.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2018 09:05 AM (PF4TZ)

181 Gulliani is sure looking and sounding disheveled.

Posted by: Infidel at December 30, 2018 09:08 AM (PF4TZ)

182
Nine times out of ten, you see a swerving car, there is some jerk tapping away on his dumbass phone.

Posted by: Quint



And I have NEVER seen or heard of cops doing anything about it, no
matter the laws. (Though mostly because, well, how do you report it
without...?)

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at December 30, 2018 08:53 AM (lLeln)

My guess is they are afraid to act because so many do it. Just as an example, the PGA Tour banned cell phone pics and recording at tournaments for years, then they finally gave up and allowed them. The reason was simple, no one was obeying the rule and it would be too much of a pain in the ass to enforce it. Funny thing about laws. If the majority are breaking a law, it makes it very difficult to enforce and get people to support your crack down.

Posted by: Quint at December 30, 2018 09:09 AM (n13/j)

183
''I never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me as a member.''

- Sigmund Freud, Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious/The History of the Psychoanalytic Movement

''I sent the club a wire stating, PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER.''
- Groucho Marx, Groucho and Me

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 30, 2018 09:09 AM (jYje5)

184 Wonder what the driving time to flight distance cut off is.
For example I wanted to fly to Baltimore, how long would it take as I could drive there in 2 hrs.

Posted by: Skip at December 30, 2018 09:17 AM (/rm4P)

185 Driving from Austin to Houston is about 3-3.5 hours. Flying is less than 30 minutes. Time getting in and out of the airport with parking, TSA, and cut off times probably 2-3 hours.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 30, 2018 09:21 AM (kufk0)

186 I see that Vape Store Guy has been linked at Drudge.

I know that I've said and done some mighty stupid and embarrassing things in my life, but at lease none of them have gone viral. So far.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2018 09:22 AM (sdi6R)

187 185
Driving from Austin to Houston is about 3-3.5 hours. Flying is less than
30 minutes. Time getting in and out of the airport with parking, TSA,
and cut off times probably 2-3 hours.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 30, 2018 09:21 AM (kufk0)

The last business trip I made where I flew was from here to Pittsburgh. The trip back took about 20 hours. I could have drove it less than 12. I swore I would never take another airplane trip anywhere. And this was before 9-11. it can only have gotten worse.

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 09:24 AM (mpXpK)

188
I see that Vape Store Guy has been linked at Drudge.



I know that I've said and done some mighty stupid and embarrassing
things in my life, but at lease none of them have gone viral. So far.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2018 09:22 AM (sdi6R)

A) it is a weird world we live in, anyone can become (in)famous just like thatB) that level of hysteria is new and not rare, troubling.

Posted by: Quint at December 30, 2018 09:25 AM (n13/j)

189 The only time it didn't take me hours to fly locally was in 2007 when I flew to Dallas to get my new Tahoe and drive it back to Austin. I had no luggage, husband dropped me at the curb 30 minutes before take off, pretty much walked right onto the plane, then after landing, walked out of the door and my ride was waiting. Took less than 1.5 hours. Couldn't do the same thing today in under 3 hours which is about what it takes to drive it....

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 30, 2018 09:39 AM (kufk0)

190 but why won't the cops get serious about this scourge

Pull them over and give them a large ticket for the fist offense. They are everywhere, not hard to find.

Hawkspawn got pulled over for texting and driving in NYC, and got a substantial ticket. He was using his phone to navigate. Not texting or typing at all. Cop didn't want to hear it. So, they'll write the ticket, if you happen to be driving in NYC with a Wyoming tag.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 30, 2018 09:47 AM (KCxuz)

191 I'm reading up on Ultima Thule, an unofficial name for the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(48695_2014_MU69

The spacecraft New Horizons, which flew by Pluto in 2015, will fly past it on January 1. Since the spacefrast was still healthy after the Pluto flyby, Ultima Thule was chosen as a secondary target.

It is the first object selected for a flyby that was discovered after the spacecraft was launched. Think about that.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2018 10:06 AM (sdi6R)

192 Mornin' Horde!It breaks my rum and saltwater saturated heart that Michigan got crushed!!(sarc)
Everyone have a great New Year!!
PS: I wonder is the scotch soaked bitch has stricken the number 45 out of her consciousness? Jus' Wunderin'........

Posted by: missguided sailorguy at December 30, 2018 10:12 AM (Q5R7z)

193 "Spacefrast"? WTF? I can't blame autocorrect for that, because a) I don't have autocorrect, and 2) it's not even a word.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2018 10:14 AM (sdi6R)

194 As little as I pay attention to the MSM, I cannot help knowing that 800,000 federal workers are going into the New Year without a paycheck, many working for free to keep the federal govt going.


I know this is supposed to break my heart but I can't help wondering what hell all those people do? How many are IRS employees tasked with taking a huge chunk of my earnings and how many are involved distributing it to people that hate me? And would any of them give a damn if I wasn't getting a paycheck? And couldn't we do without at least 20% of them no matter what they do?


I suppose that isn't the reaction the MSM wants me to have.

Posted by: Ripley at December 30, 2018 10:37 AM (NbRJx)

195 194
As little as I pay attention to the MSM, I cannot help knowing that
800,000 federal workers are going into the New Year without a paycheck,
many working for free to keep the federal govt going.


I
know this is supposed to break my heart but I can't help wondering what
hell all those people do? How many are IRS employees tasked with taking a
huge chunk of my earnings and how many are involved distributing it to
people that hate me? And would any of them give a damn if I wasn't
getting a paycheck? And couldn't we do without at least 20% of them no
matter what they do?


I suppose that isn't the reaction the MSM wants me to have.


Posted by: Ripley at December 30, 2018 10:37 AM (NbRJx)

They are not working for free. They will be paid. They have been paid every time they have had one of these phony shut downs. It is just another paid vacation for them

Posted by: Vic at December 30, 2018 10:39 AM (mpXpK)

196 but why won't the cops get serious about this scourge



Pull them over and give them a large ticket for the fist offense. They are everywhere, not hard to find.



Hawkspawn got pulled over for texting and driving in NYC, and got a
substantial ticket. He was using his phone to navigate. Not texting or
typing at all. Cop didn't want to hear it. So, they'll write the
ticket, if you happen to be driving in NYC with a Wyoming tag.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 30, 2018 09:47 AM (KCxuz)

yeah that last part was probably the clincher. Last time I was in NYC people did not drive. Classic joke, "no one drives in NYC or owns a car, because there is way too much traffic". But no joke, at least back in the day, over half the cars were cabs. At least it seemed that way to a tourist.

Posted by: Quint at December 30, 2018 10:40 AM (n13/j)

197 In one of Woody Allen's movies, there was a scene with him attempting to drive. The joke was that he technically knew how, but drove so infrequently that he may as well have been a beginner.

Posted by: rickl at December 30, 2018 10:52 AM (sdi6R)

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