Cuba and Radicals [KT]

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Che and Fidel

Cuba

Quillette has a piece up by a Cuban journalist based in Brazil, Jorge C. Carrasco, entitled 60 Years On: Reflections on the Revolution in Cuba.

Sixty years ago, as thousands of Cubans celebrated the fall of Fulgencio Batista's regime, an atmosphere of hype and hatred was also overtaking Havana. Not many people foresaw what was to come, but on January 1, 1959, the Republic of Cuba was murdered. Few tears were shed for her at the time--some were too busy desperately packing their bags, while others were preoccupied with burning cars and smashing storefront windows. The institutions not destroyed by the previous dictatorship were savagely dismembered in the following months and years by the Castro regime. . .

Fidel Castro knew that Cubans in the 1950s would not receive him as some kind of redemptive socialist deity (as North Koreans had done with the Kim dynasty). So, instead, he demanded allegiance to the Revolution itself, the romantic idealism of which masked the pitilessness of the political system that had replaced the Republic Castro despised. . .

If you had a house, ate the State-rationed food, enjoyed access to free healthcare and education, then this was all thanks to the Revolution. And if you suffered or went hungry, or were persecuted and oppressed, if you denounced your "counter-revolutionary" neighbors and relatives to the secret police and pelted political dissidents and homosexuals with eggs, then this too was all for the Revolution. Every time a Cuban referred to the Revolution, instead of the Republic or the government or simply Cuba, he became more than a mere citizen--he became a soldier of revolutionary progress. Uncountable crimes were perpetrated and justified in the name of that single word.

Today, "Revolution" is a word empty of meaning for most Cubans. People prefer to call the regime "the system," or "the thing."

"The thing?" Interesting.

When he replaced his brother as Head of State in 2008, Raul Castro began a slow and insufficient process of reform that nevertheless significantly changed the lives of thousands of Cubans. . . But following the thaw in diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba, President Obama's visit to Havana, Trump's election, and the death of Fidel Castro, the moribund regime found itself more politically vulnerable than ever. Fearing that liberalization would awaken young Cubans and destroy the private kingdom the Castro family had built on the country's ruins, the regime's repression of dissidents, artists, and journalists exponentially increased. The arrival of the internet was delayed to prepare the conditions for online censorship and control over fledgling private initiatives was tightened. The system is once again being transformed from within in a desperate attempt to prevent the Revolution consuming itself. At the end of last year, the National Assembly approved new constitutional reforms intended to safeguard the Castro legacy for the revolutionary dynasty's descendants.

Castro is right to worry. . . .

This might be a good piece to share with a young Che fan you know. Might not help with fans of cop killers who fled to Cuba and such.

Cuba does not represent real socialism

I notice that recently even our favorite young socialist AOC has said that her socialist model would not follow that of Cuba or Venezuela. Her socialism would be more like the socialism of, you know, Sweden and countries like that. I got a kick out of IBD's editorial where they noted that she had accidentally endorsed Social Security privatization, minimum wage repeal and corporate tax cuts

WSJ ran a piece on how Sweden overcame socialism. Individual tax rates may still be high, but they are watching out for their corporations and reducing debt. Easier to change those kinds of things when your government is smaller, I think.

I wonder if she has checked into how her model countries are doing with their radical green agendas?

Other socialists of yesteryear

Maggie's Farm linked a piece on George Bernard Shaw, who was so enamored with socialism that he advocated genocide to advance it. Even after the horrors of the Nazi death camps were revealed.

David Bernstein had an update this week on Angela Davis. She was stunned when an award by a civil rights group was revoked because of her views on Israel.

Incidentally, David Harsanyi has written a piece on Davis, who was honored by the Women's March, and earlier with a Lenin Peace Prize in 1979. He has also noted on Twitter that:

In 1971, the CIA estimated that 5 percent of the entire Soviet Russian propaganda budget had been aimed at propping up Angela Davis -- 1 percent more than was being spent on propaganda about the Vietnam War.

Details are provided in the piece linked above.

Wonder how The USSR's spending on Davis compares to the amount Russia has spent recently on Facebook?

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1 Fidel is dead?....huh.

Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2019 11:36 AM (cxHbL)

2
Cuba isn't socialist - it is more a thugocracy like Zimbabwe and Venezuela where the Thug in Chief owns everything and hands out wealth to loyalists like riches party favors.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 11:38 AM (kJWoP)

3 Isn't that occasional cortex boyfriend?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 12, 2019 11:39 AM (CrsGI)

4 Power corrupts.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
People keep forgetting this, which is why we ride this merry go round.

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at January 12, 2019 11:39 AM (Nu6Gg)

5 /waves

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 12, 2019 11:39 AM (lLeln)

6 Huh. Even read the content.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 12, 2019 11:40 AM (lLeln)

7 A tour group from my HS went to the Soviet Union in '70.....Angela Davis was all over Soviet TV then.

Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2019 11:40 AM (cxHbL)

8 This is too deep and serious for my Saturday. Got to go to the store now....

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 11:40 AM (kufk0)

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People prefer to call the regime "the system," or "the thing."
"The thing?" Interesting.


It's clobberin' time!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2019 11:42 AM (aKsyK)

10 I try to be a "live and let live" type of person but not long ago an adult woman being baptized at our church was wearing a Che t shirt during the ceremony. Let's forgive the inappropriateness of wearing any t shirt at the baptism itself for a moment but Che, really?

I wanted to baptism her all right - by holding her head under the water in the baptismal font for, oh i don't know, maybe 15 minutes or so.

Good thing the confessional is close by.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 11:42 AM (9rIkM)

11 How we let a country 90 miles from us go commie is an epic failure for Eisenhower.

Posted by: steevy at January 12, 2019 11:44 AM (BXMxN)

12 "the thing"
That is where the word 'republic' comes from. The Latin is 'res publica', the public thing.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 12, 2019 11:47 AM (3DZIZ)

13 Socialism will always devolve into either a Thugocracy, OR it will implode due to trying to be a Democracy (where the Proletariat will vote itself free stuff).

This happens for a very simple reason.

Base Human Nature... the stuff programmed into us by God or Evolution, does not support Socialism. You must FORCE that nature out of the proletariat for Socialism to function, and you need some method of doing so.

So, either a strong man, or the fašade of Democracy.

Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2019 11:47 AM (NgKpN)

14 Cuba in a nutshell: The Castros got obscenely rich while the people subsisted in squalor.

No wonder Obama was so eager to reestablish ties. He never met a muzzie or commie tyrant he didn't like.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 11:48 AM (UGqF8)

15 We should have gone to war with the communists in Cuba back in the 1960's instead of the communists in Viet Nam.
Shorter supply lines.
Could have wrapped the whole thing up in a week.

Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin at January 12, 2019 11:48 AM (JJwQp)

16

Che and Fidel




Sitting in a tree ,K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 12, 2019 11:48 AM (TAmPV)

17 11 How we let a country 90 miles from us go commie is an epic failure for Eisenhower.
Posted by: steevy at January 12, 2019 11:44 AM (BXMxN

It was also when "Uncle Walter" first showed his true stripes.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 12, 2019 11:49 AM (MwFQu)

18 Cuba would have been better off with the Mob running it. Hyman Roth really dropped the ball.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 11:52 AM (UGqF8)

19 How we let a country 90 miles from us go commie is an epic failure for Eisenhower.
Posted by: steevy at January 12, 2019 11:44 AM (BXMxN

That's a little harsh, in my opinion. One could say the same thing about JFK and the democrats who let Khrushchev bully them into leaving Cuba alone.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 11:53 AM (kJWoP)

20 Commies are shit.

And Socialists are Commies.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 12, 2019 11:54 AM (m075u)

21
Could have wrapped the whole thing up in a week.

When have we heard that before.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2019 11:57 AM (aKsyK)

22
In regards to that cocksucker Che, it's instructive that he didn't lift a finger to try to bring about socialism in his native Argentina, but went around the world trying to force the socialism square peg into the round holes of nations like Cuba, the Congo and Bolivia.

Of course, the reason for that was simply that if he'd tried that in Argentina, he'd have been scooped up by the secret police in a heartbeat, because he was a fucking cowardly incompetent. He could only operate in fucked up countries like Cuba and the Congo. When he tried to operate in the marginally more competent nation of Bolivia, he quickly got himself whacked out. And he had only himself to blame.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 11:57 AM (eXA4G)

23 Castro wanted to launch nukes on us the minute the Soviets completed the island deployment. The Soviets actually had to talk him out of it.
Any of you who may have had a back yard nuke bunker know what I mean.
If you do remember those times, you are definitely age 29.

Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin at January 12, 2019 11:58 AM (JJwQp)

24 This might be a good piece to share with a young Che fan you know.

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Anybody have Alexandria Occasional-Cortex's email address?

Posted by: ShainS at January 12, 2019 11:59 AM (WqPYg)

25 12 "the thing"
That is where the word 'republic' comes from. The Latin is 'res publica', the public thing.
Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at January 12, 2019 11:47 AM (3DZIZ)

La Cosa Nostra is "our thing"

Posted by: Insomniac at January 12, 2019 11:59 AM (NWiLs)

26 willowed ... part 1 is also good

479
Chris Demuth interview

https://tinyurl.com/ydewdbb3

[419 405 s/b Steven Hayward]

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 12:01 PM (vWMNq)

27 My dad used to go into Cuba in the early 50's. He liked it.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 12:01 PM (hixLE)

28
When he tried to operate in the marginally more competent nation of Bolivia, he quickly got himself whacked out. And he had only himself to blame.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 11:57 AM (eXA4G)


They were able to whack him because Fidel provided the Bolivian secret police with his whereabouts.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 12, 2019 12:02 PM (TAmPV)

29 I remember they were selling the converted septic tanks aka nuclear shelters in the parking lot of FedMart. My dad almost bought one.

Posted by: Some guy at January 12, 2019 12:02 PM (EyFCU)

30 I'd also recommend babalublog.com

They have an article up now on:

"Trolling for communism: The New York Times' puff piece on Cuba's murderous Castro dictatorship"

From the title, you can deduce their sentiments.

Posted by: m at January 12, 2019 12:03 PM (eJj1Q)

31
Today, "Revolution" is a word empty of meaning for most Cubans. People prefer to call the regime "the system," or "the thing."
"The thing?" Interesting.







Because the bloodthirsty alien insinuates itself into the body and assimilates the cells. Producing an exact copy which is indistinguishable from the original, but is alien in motivation.

Spurting green slime, melting faces and sprouting of spider legs is just a part of the change phase.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 12:03 PM (eXA4G)

32 1 Fidel is dead?....huh.
..


Don't believe that BS!

Posted by: RBG at January 12, 2019 12:03 PM (MAstk)

33 24 Anybody have Alexandria Occasional-Cortex's email address?


There are a couple here:
https://ocasio2018.com/splash

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 12:04 PM (vWMNq)

34 Any of you who may have had a back yard nuke bunker know what I mean.

If you do remember those times, you are definitely age 29.
Posted by: navybrat
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Best hide and seek spot ever!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 12:06 PM (9rIkM)

35 Got a email from my local book store
Don't miss the vegan challenge wookshop tomorrow


Me a vegan?
Bwaaaa hhaaaaaa hhhaaaa

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 12:06 PM (/rm4P)

36 Don't believe that BS!
Posted by: RBG at January 12, 2019 12:03 PM (MAstk)

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Hey, I thought you were in training for this year's Ironman Triathlon.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 12:07 PM (UGqF8)

37
They were able to whack him because Fidel provided the Bolivian secret police with his whereabouts.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 12, 2019 12:02 PM (TAmPV)






While I wouldn't discount the possibility, I've never heard that before. It's well known that Che pissed off a lot of the Bolivian peasants by instigating Bolivian police reprisals, and I think that made it quite easy to track him down because the Bolivian peasantry didn't like the idea of foreign troublemakers stirring things up, so they began ratting him out.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 12:08 PM (eXA4G)

38 I'm not as versed in history as many of you. I've read that Castro supposedly survived a number of lame assassination attempts by the CIA or whomever (unless those were lies to promote his status).

Assuming we and/or the mob had successfully assassinated him, would it have really made any difference? Unless we took out his brother and other presumptives to the throne at the same time, I don't imagine it would have.

Posted by: ShainS at January 12, 2019 12:08 PM (WqPYg)

39 Back in my High School days when The Bay of Pigs was a current event, I would have never, ever believed that in this time the US would be divided between the communist democrats and the not-communist opposition and that the not-communists would be loosing the arguments.

I snickered when Khrushchev boasted that he would bury US.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 12:08 PM (kJWoP)

40 Che was a psychopathic murderer, loved to watch people die, but then not like lots of other Leftist heroes.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 12:09 PM (/rm4P)

41
Got a email from my local book store
Don't miss the vegan challenge wookshop tomorrow


Me a vegan?
Bwaaaa hhaaaaaa hhhaaaa
Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 12:06 PM (/rm4P)






You should walk into the workshop eating a chicken wing. While wearing a tshirt saying "Meat is Murder. Tasty, tasty murder."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 12:09 PM (eXA4G)

42 Hey, just had a great idea to fund the wall...

Go down to the San Diego border where we already have one...

Open up a gate that leads to...

A Ninja Warrior Course!!! if you make it in the proper time frame, you can ASK for asylum! or guest worker status after a background check.

Televise it! and make people pay for advertising!


Its a winnah I tells ya.... a winnah!

Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2019 12:09 PM (NgKpN)

43 "Best hide and seek spot ever! "

Best place for your teenage pre-grunge rock bands to rehearse.

Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin at January 12, 2019 12:09 PM (JJwQp)

44 Any chance of modernizing this website? I love seeing what the Ace of Spades HQ team writes, but with 8GB of RAM (which used to be a ton) my browser frequently implodes when I load this page. I don't think it's me. I've tried multiple browsers and computers. A smaller main page with a link to the archives would do wonders for speed. Also, a responsive website that formatted for phones would result in many more eyes or page hits.

Posted by: Jeffrey at January 12, 2019 12:10 PM (FsRGZ)

45 I have found it interesting that socialists/marxists/statists believe that humans are too intellectually and/or morally inadequate to run their own lives, so their solution is to have humans run other people's lives.

How does that even work?

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2019 12:10 PM (4HMW8)

46 the horror of Cuba may just be the most unreported story of our times. People think of Cigars and old cars. Forget the hell generations went through. I hope Trump put the kibosh on the Obama Cuba arse kissing. We should have stamped that crap out a long, long time ago. That is on us.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 12:11 PM (n13/j)

47 Because the bloodthirsty alien insinuates itself into the body and assimilates the cells. Producing an exact copy which is indistinguishable from the original, but is alien in motivation.


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This sounds like it could be the definition of a modern-day NPC.

Posted by: ShainS at January 12, 2019 12:11 PM (WqPYg)

48 #2weeks

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 12, 2019 12:11 PM (FXbwN)

49 Any chance of modernizing this website?


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The modernized updated site will be ready in #twoweeks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 12:11 PM (UGqF8)

50 39 Back in my High School days when The Bay of Pigs was a current event, I would have never, ever believed that in this time the US would be divided between the communist democrats and the not-communist opposition and that the not-communists would be loosing the arguments.

I snickered when Khrushchev boasted that he would bury US.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 12:08 PM (kJWoP)

I grew up near a SAC Base in Central Calif. Home of B-52s and KC-135s...

Both of which deployed to Viet Nam. For some reason we never saw an anti war protest here.

Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2019 12:11 PM (NgKpN)

51 Any chance of modernizing this website? I love
seeing what the Ace of Spades HQ team writes, but with 8GB of RAM (which
used to be a ton) my browser frequently implodes when I load this page.
I don't think it's me. I've tried multiple browsers and computers. A
smaller main page with a link to the archives would do wonders for
speed. Also, a responsive website that formatted for phones would
result in many more eyes or page hits.
Posted by: Jeffrey

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Jeffrey, taunting the pixies is a mite reckless.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 12:13 PM (9rIkM)

52 Sounds about like Boulder.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 12, 2019 12:13 PM (+fPHo)

53 President Trump has shut down some of Barak's detente for Cuba

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 12:13 PM (/rm4P)

54 Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 12, 2019 12:11 PM (FXbwN)


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Hah!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 12:13 PM (UGqF8)

55 There are a couple here:
https://ocasio2018.com/splash

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 12, 2019 12:04 PM (vWMNq)


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Heh. I imagine somebody's already taken the infamous Che t-shirt and superimposed her mug onto it.


*searches*

That didn't take long: "She Guevara"

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7prefgp

Posted by: ShainS at January 12, 2019 12:14 PM (WqPYg)

56 Fidel is dead?

Nonsense. He's my sparring partner in our Muy Thai classes.

Posted by: RBG at January 12, 2019 12:15 PM (Qwtw1)

57 It has occurred to me, most Americans know very little about what happens south of our border. This includes me.

I "know" Mexico is overrun by drug lords, and everyone wears sombreros and eats salsa. I "know" Brazil has gals in skimpy outfits shaking their booty in ways that don't seem human. I "know" Cuba used to have cigars, and now it has a bunch of old Buicks lining the streets of its decrepit cities. Oh, and they have socialized medicine that's better than ours.

What occurs to me is, no matter how ignorant I am of what's happening south of our border, I tend to be very practical about what I DO know. And what I don't.

So yeah, I figure if I'm ignorant of our southern "neighbors," it's mostly because I have no reason not to be.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:16 PM (cY3LT)

58 Angela Davis should have been deported as an enemy of the state.

Posted by: HA at January 12, 2019 12:17 PM (MAstk)

59
39 Back in my High School days when The Bay of Pigs was a current event,
I would have never, ever believed that in this time the US would be
divided between the communist democrats and the not-communist opposition
and that the not-communists would be loosing the arguments.



I snickered when Khrushchev boasted that he would bury US.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 12:08 PM (kJWoP)



I grew up near a SAC Base in Central Calif. Home of B-52s and KC-135s...



Both of which deployed to Viet Nam. For some reason we never saw an anti war protest here.

Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2019 12:11 PM (NgKpN)
from what I hear, that CA is long gone. CA used to be Nixon Country, Reagan Country, hell a lot of them voted for Ford, trust me. It is lost just like VA. The thing now is to figure out what we can do about it. We as conservatives can only retreat so far, we can only give up so much territory. Not trying to be a jerk here, but they are on the warpath, they want Texas now. We can't all live in West Virginia and Wyoming.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 12:19 PM (n13/j)

60
Don't miss the vegan challenge wookshop tomorrow

you should show up with a cast iron skillet, a Coleman stove, & 10 pounds of bacon

just to see if the vegans are up to the "challenge"

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 12, 2019 12:19 PM (KCxzN)

61 Any chance of modernizing this website?
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This IS the modernized version of the website!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 12:19 PM (kufk0)

62 Cuban's are a bit better off recently. I believe mostly because China has been giving them stuff for offshore oil rights. And I suppose there was some cash inflow during King Putts terms.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 12:20 PM (jUcoH)

63 Angela Davis should have been deported as an enemy of the state.
Posted by: HA

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Or hung on a lamppost as a warning to others to underscore the penalty for committing treason.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 12:20 PM (9rIkM)

64 45 I have found it interesting that socialists/marxists/statists believe that humans are too intellectually and/or morally inadequate to run their own lives, so their solution is to have humans run other people's lives.

How does that even work?

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2019 12:10 PM (4HMW


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"Four legs good, two legs bad." [See Orwell, George and Farm, Animal]

Or, as Ayn Rand would say: Check Your Premises. [Hint: what they say they believe is not what they actually believe.]

Posted by: ShainS at January 12, 2019 12:20 PM (WqPYg)

65 Posted by: Jeffrey

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Jeffrey, taunting the pixies is a mite reckless.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 12:13 PM (9rIkM)


Some people around here get mighty defensive whenever there is criticism of the dumpster fire, which is the mu.nu environment.

I guess it's like going to your in-law's house, and pointing out their shag carpets and beanbag chairs are old, ugly, and so 70s. Your wife knows you are right, but she gets pissy that you pointed it out.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:21 PM (cY3LT)

66 Any chance of modernizing this website?



Absolutely ! #2weeks !

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 12:21 PM (bUjCl)

67 George Bernard Shaw

++++

He, along with other leading lights on the left, is part of their intellectual history and - importantly - their plan. There isn't any popular revolution but there does exist a body of work that collectively informs the more elite leftists of what the overall plan is, and that reaches back further than one might imagine.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at January 12, 2019 12:21 PM (z2W2E)

68 You should walk into the workshop eating a chicken wing. While wearing a tshirt saying "Meat is Murder. Tasty, tasty murder."
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 12:09 PM (eXA4G)

*******

My fav shirt shows a cow and the caption
"My food craps on your food!"

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 12:22 PM (0tfLf)

69 "Back in my High School days when The Bay of Pigs was a current event, I would have never, ever believed that in this time the US would be divided between the communist democrats and the not-communist opposition and that the not-communists would be loosing the arguments."

Correction: I would have never, ever believed that in this time the US would be divided between the communist democrats and the not-quite-as-communist opposition...

"I snickered when Khrushchev boasted that he would bury US."
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 12:08 PM (kJWoP)

Well, Khrushchev was wrong about his country doing it (except, of course, collusion /s), but someone using similar methods has already dug a 6 foot hole and is dragging the coffin toward it.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 12, 2019 12:23 PM (3sjI6)

70 does modernizing mean selling out like red dead state and losing 90 percent of their commenters?

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 12:23 PM (n13/j)

71
You should walk into the workshop eating a chicken wing. While wearing a tshirt saying "Meat is Murder. Tasty, tasty murder."
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 12:09 PM (eXA4G)

*******

My fav shirt shows a cow and the caption
"My food craps on your food!"
Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 12:22 PM (0tfLf)







Or the classic:

Vegetables are not Food
Vegetables are what Food eats
Fish are fast Vegetables
Fruit is just Vegetables that fool you by tasting good
Mushrooms are what happens to Vegetables after Food is done with it

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 12:24 PM (eXA4G)

72 Angela Davis should have been deported as an enemy of the state.
Posted by: HA at January 12, 2019 12:17 PM (MAstk)


Deported to where? Where is she from? I don't think we have any reciprocal agreements with hell.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:24 PM (cY3LT)

73 Posted by: Jeffrey at January 12, 2019 12:10 PM (FsRGZ)


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I use the ad blocker "uBlock Origin" on both my laptop and phone, and rarely have issues. [And don't feel guilty since I hit the tip jar on occasion.]

Posted by: ShainS at January 12, 2019 12:25 PM (WqPYg)

74 Der Trumpenfuhrer is en fuego on the twatters


(to string together a couple of provocative but humorous inside slang terms)

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2019 12:26 PM (QDnY+)

75
Angela Davis should have been deported as an enemy of the state.
Posted by: HA at January 12, 2019 12:17 PM (MAstk)


Deported to where? Where is she from? I don't think we have any reciprocal agreements with hell.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:24 PM (cY3LT)







On the other hand, she went on to become an irrelevant non-entity with a made-up job at UC Santa Cruz. The latest bit of commie awards-drama is a rather pathetic attempt to scrape the last bit of relevancy from the bottom of the barrel.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 12:27 PM (eXA4G)

76 Deported to where? Where is she from? I don't think we have any reciprocal agreements with hell.
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Any socialist state.

Venezuela preferably.

Or NORK.

Posted by: HA at January 12, 2019 12:28 PM (MAstk)

77 How does that even work?

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2019 12:10 PM (4HMW
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They call it the Vanguard of the Prolitariate. The elites who have seen the light and truly understand modern Marxism. They should be given all power to lead the masses forward to utopia.

It's that all power thing that trips them every time.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 12:28 PM (0tfLf)

78 Cuba does not represent real socialism

Of course not. Real socialism has never been tried. It's parallel to how Stalin "betrayed the revolution". (As Napoleon, Mao, Castro, and others did. Funny how Burke's and Plato's prediction keeps coming true.)

Unfortunately, I've seen an analogous argument made on our side, about free markets, or truly republican government. For that matter, GKC's silliest line ever made the same claim about Christianity. ("Found difficult and not tried.")

The bottom line is simple enough. ANY idea is going to end up corrupted, so long as people put it into effect. And that is the test. It's hard to find any idea which has anywhere near so bad a record as socialism, unless you count it's twin, equality.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 12, 2019 12:28 PM (VaN/j)

79 Probably would walk in with a cheesesteak, sauce and onions of course.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 12:28 PM (/rm4P)

80 I use the ad blocker "uBlock Origin" on both my laptop and phone, and rarely have issues. [And don't feel guilty since I hit the tip jar on occasion.]
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I do all my Amazon purchases with the link I have bookmarked from here so ace gets a piece of every purchase. I buy almost everything that I can't get at the grocery store or Costco on Amazon. Our local school also does an affiliate program so I know how much that can add up to if everyone did it!
(hint: it's more than a few hobo pelts)

Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 12:29 PM (kufk0)

81 BTW, I choose ace over the school to do my affiliate shopping...what does that say about me?

Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 12:30 PM (kufk0)

82 C'mon. Barry. Just do it. You know you want to. Release the photos of your secret meeting with Fidel. Be proud. Come out of your closet. No--I mean your other one.

Let your freak flag fly!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 12, 2019 12:31 PM (Ndje9)

83 Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:24 PM (cY3LT)


On the other hand, she went on to become an irrelevant non-entity with a made-up job at UC Santa Cruz. The latest bit of commie awards-drama is a rather pathetic attempt to scrape the last bit of relevancy from the bottom of the barrel.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 12:27 PM (eXA4G)


I sometimes wonder about those idiots who rose to prominence, decades ago, for things that any normal person would look back on, and say "what an idiot I was."

I think the process sorta freezes these people in time, and often prevents any growth into adulthood, and ever so possibly, wisdom.

Because a large percentage of average dopes, who embraced the idiocy of their youth... grow out of it! Some don't, but many, possibly most, do.

But not the celebrity types. They never seem to. They're always perpetually trapped in the glory of their youth, even while dealing with pancreatitis, liver spots, ear hair, and halitosis that would kill a skunk.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:32 PM (cY3LT)

84
BTW, I choose ace over the school to do my affiliate shopping...what does that say about me?
Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 12:30 PM (kufk0)




That mean ol' lin-duh hates kids!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 12:32 PM (eXA4G)

85 Was the dumpster fire comment a joke? Versus what, fakebook, discussting, etc. If someone came to my site and tried to net shame me, I would go back to the "you've got mail" days just to spite them.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 12:33 PM (n13/j)

86 That mean ol' lin-duh hates kids!
Posted by: IllTemperedCur
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true! especially the 3 in my house...hahaha!!

Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 12:34 PM (kufk0)

87 Deported to where? Where is she from? I don't think we have any reciprocal agreements with hell.
.....

Any socialist state.

Venezuela preferably.

Or NORK.
Posted by: HA at January 12, 2019 12:28 PM (MAstk)


That's just wishful thinking, obviously.

If/when we reach the point where we can start using our giant trebuchet, maybe we can just point it in that general direction. Whether she lands there or not, who cares.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:35 PM (cY3LT)

88 81 BTW, I choose ace over the school to do my affiliate shopping...what does that say about me?
Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 12:30 PM (kufk0)

Awww. Ewok love.

Posted by: m at January 12, 2019 12:36 PM (eJj1Q)

89
Still at it in Paris, milling around the Arc de Trump. Setting some trash cans on fire, yelling at the police.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 12, 2019 12:40 PM (jYje5)

90 Was Batista a brutal dictator, or even a dictator before Castro started the revolution? Its really common for winning revolutionaries are losers who still get to write histories to say that they were fighting the bad shit the existing leader was doing, when in reality that bad shit only happened as reaction to the terrorist acts the revolutionaries committed, especially when the revolutionaries were gaining ground.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 12:41 PM (jUcoH)

91 Che is smoking, SMOKING, a cigar in that pic.

Snowflakes and NPC's across the fruited plain would get the vapors at the sight.

By the way, Cuba is full of hookers who ply their trade to get hard cash and are overflowing with STD's.

Viva La Revolucion! just make sure you wear a raincoat or two.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 12, 2019 12:41 PM (Z+IKu)

92 Was the dumpster fire comment a joke? Versus what, fakebook, discussting, etc. If someone came to my site and tried to net shame me, I would go back to the "you've got mail" days just to spite them.
Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 12:33 PM (n13/j)


What makes you think this is an either/or situation?

The software environment here stinks. I don't know anything about website designs or how it could be fixed, but the software HERE, on this very site, is significantly worse than it was 10 or so years ago.

No one wants registered comments sections, that get traced back to the borg. But how's about some formatting that doesn't go haywire fourteen times a day, or makes comments look like they were translated to and from Chinese four times, and then put back into a poem structure that E.E. Cummings would think is odd.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:41 PM (cY3LT)

93 So back in the disco times when we danced the "Latin Hustle" we were really salsa-ing.

Posted by: kallisto at January 12, 2019 12:42 PM (DJFLF)

94 Uggh. Winning revolutionaries OR losers.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 12:42 PM (jUcoH)

95 Well, Khrushchev was wrong about his country doing it (except, of course, collusion /s), but someone using similar methods has already dug a 6 foot hole and is dragging the coffin toward it.

More like we dug the ditch, and we're now kneeling on the edge while the NPC jabs us in the back with the Barbed Cock of Bradley waiting for us to collapse from blood loss.

Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2019 12:43 PM (8erNz)

96 Deportation, like military tribunals, seems to be a favorite yet poorly understood wishcast item. These things not super duper strong neat tough punishments for reallly baaad people - they're specific processes for certain situations.


Well, at least military tribunals used to be that sort of thing. Seems they've been partially destroyed by SCOTUS lawlessness to the point where, in practice, there's not that much difference with regular civilian trials.


Actually has been some limited progress on deportations. Trump has succeeded in strong-arming several countries to take their deportees (their citizens), using the threat of ending/complicating visa issuance for their nationals. One of the interesting but quiet small successes amidst the very mixed landscape on the larger initiatives to restore rule of law.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2019 12:44 PM (QDnY+)

97
To complaints:

☑ Turn off JavaScript. Poor formatting is caused by that alone. Also, faster response time will result. You'll also be then able to use '&' and some other fancy stuff.

I use NoScript.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 12, 2019 12:45 PM (jYje5)

98 89
Still at it in Paris, milling around the Arc de Trump. Setting some trash cans on fire, yelling at the police.
Posted by: Newest Nic at January 12, 2019 12:40 PM (jYje5)


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Is milling even legal in France?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 12:45 PM (UGqF8)

99 Too late in life to be of any real use, I was advised to not listen to what women SAY-but to watch what they DO.
This advice also applies to Commies, Socialists and other assorted Democrats.

Posted by: AOC Cup at January 12, 2019 12:46 PM (NFEMn)

100 88 81 BTW, I choose ace over the school to do my affiliate shopping...what does that say about me?
Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 12:30 PM (kufk0)

Awww. Ewok love.
Posted by: m at January 12, 2019 12:36 PM (eJj1Q)

She's got a thing that's called Ewok love
She's got a line in the sky

Posted by: Insomniac at January 12, 2019 12:46 PM (NWiLs)

101 Off AOC cup sock

Posted by: JoeF. at January 12, 2019 12:47 PM (NFEMn)

102 C'mon. Barry. Just do it. You know you want to. Release the photos of your secret meeting with Fidel. Be proud. Come out of your closet. No--I mean your other one.

Let your freak flag fly!
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 12, 2019 12:31 PM (Ndje9)

You know, when I look at pictures of Justin Trudeau, I see a resemblance to Castro. Supposedly, his mother was a real slut that was enamored of cigar boy (not B. J. Clinton). But, when I look at pictures of Pierre Trudeau, I see a resemblance, too. We should dig up Fidel, take a DNA sample, then invade Canada, and take one from Trudope, just to be sure.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 12, 2019 12:48 PM (3sjI6)

103 Was the dumpster fire comment a joke? Versus what,
fakebook, discussting, etc. If someone came to my site and tried to net
shame me, I would go back to the "you've got mail" days just to spite
them.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 12:33 PM (n13/j)





What makes you think this is an either/or situation?



The software environment here stinks. I don't know anything about
website designs or how it could be fixed, but the software HERE, on this
very site, is significantly worse than it was 10 or so years ago.



No one wants registered comments sections, that get traced back to
the borg. But how's about some formatting that doesn't go haywire
fourteen times a day, or makes comments look like they were translated
to and from Chinese four times, and then put back into a poem structure
that E.E. Cummings would think is odd.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:41 PM (cY3LT)

I am more of a lurker than you are, I recognize your handle. And trust me, I know less about web software than you do. I just kind of like that the site is old school. Is it secure? The hell if I know, it is what it is. I figure I post at my own risk. The formatting is basic for sure, there are no real threads, but it has its own style.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 12:48 PM (n13/j)

104 99: I would say it applies to all politicians, and anyone you might have a business or social relationship with. But with women I think men need do be advised to "LOOK not just at their bodies but at how they treat others" course I'm an 'ette, so just going by what I hear from men who have been burned.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 12:49 PM (jUcoH)

105
As has been noted, comments on Trump's Twitter posts are always 100% unhinged anti-Trump hatred. Positive responses are obviously being suppressed. They aren't even trying to hide the bias. Blatantly suppressing comments is the step that precedes suspension of the account. I guess for the time being the corporate management thinks preserving access as red meat for Trump haters while utterly silencing his supporters is their best move.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 12, 2019 12:49 PM (t5m5e)

106 Is milling even legal in France?
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In certain specified areas, such as St. Tropez, milling is not only legal, but encouraged.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 12, 2019 12:49 PM (Hx3Yn)

107 I am more of a lurker than you are, I recognize your handle. And trust me, I know less about web software than you do. I just kind of like that the site is old school. Is it secure?

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Your credit card data and pr0n-viewing history are completely safe with the Horde.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 12:50 PM (UGqF8)

108 I like the software just fine the way it is.

Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin at January 12, 2019 12:50 PM (JJwQp)

109 Too late in life to be of any real use, I was advised to not listen to what women SAY-but to watch what they DO.
This advice also applies to Commies, Socialists and other assorted Democrats.
Posted by: AOC Cup at January 12, 2019 12:46 PM (NFEMn)

All of which are disproportionately women. I wonder if this fact means that women shouldn't be allowed to vote? Rhetorical question.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 12, 2019 12:50 PM (3sjI6)

110 makes comments look like they were translated to
and from Chinese four times, and then put back into a poem structure
that E.E. Cummings would think is odd.


Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:41 PM (cY3LT)

But that's what I love about this place!

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 12, 2019 12:50 PM (XKZwp)

111 Speaking of style, Breitbart really went to crap when they revamped their web page. It looks like they laidoff half their staff and sold the site to someone else.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 12:50 PM (kJWoP)

112 Well, at least military tribunals used to be that sort of thing. Seems they've been partially destroyed by SCOTUS lawlessness to the point where, in practice, there's not that much difference with regular civilian trials.

I do not pin that on SCOTUS. I pin that on a President who chose his advisors very poorly and those advisors who lawyered that President's wars like the JAGs were billing by the hour. It's hard to top Aspin or McNamara as worst SecDef of the post-WWII Era but Rumsfeld is well in contention.

As I've said before: we had perfectly good models for military tribunals. There was no reason the need should have been a surprise, and there's no reason it should have taken YEARS to put into practice.

Some two-star should have been handed the job and told "you've got sixty days to make it work". If that individual failed you fire him and give the next one thirty days.


Actually has been some limited progress on deportations. Trump has succeeded in strong-arming several countries to take their deportees (their citizens), using the threat of ending/complicating visa issuance for their nationals. One of the interesting but quiet small successes amidst the very mixed landscape on the larger initiatives to restore rule of law.

Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2019 12:51 PM (8erNz)

113 Your credit card data and pr0n-viewing history are completely safe with the Horde.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 12:50 PM (UGqF

whew! that is good to know.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 12:51 PM (n13/j)

114 And now another Castro is declaring for the Democrat nomination for President in 2020. Lots of mention of his mother, none of his father.

Callate, payaso.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 12, 2019 12:51 PM (MwFQu)

115 Whenever I see a photo of Castro I think of fascist/commie/ worthless imbecile Prime Minister Pretty Hair Empty Head.
And whenever I think of him, I get twitchy.

Canadian parliament has just passed a law allowing police to knock on my door and demand A BREATH SAMPLE IF I'VE HAD AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE IN THE LAST TWO HOURS.
I apologize for bursting in and screaming.

Posted by: Wurst Dan Hitler at January 12, 2019 12:51 PM (eAMlh)

116 Castro Fun Fact:

Fidel was once filmed performing a Breakfast Club dance tribute, but his tits were not spectacular.

Posted by: Fritz at January 12, 2019 12:52 PM (wxZSX)

117 It was already tenuous enough, but Reagan's victory over Soviet Communism untethered Democrats to go Full-Communist themselves. Although they still lie to voters, they no longer had to pretend to themselves.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 12, 2019 12:52 PM (Ndje9)

118 I know I sound like a broken record, but for those of you who have trouble with this site, try the Brave browser. No ads, &&&&&& galore, no weird formatting (unless I screw up). The only thing it can't do is play videos that are embedded in a tweet that is part of a post. I can live with that; if I want to see the video, I just click on the tweet and it takes me to that Twitter account and I can see it there.

I use Brave on my phone, ipad and computer with no problems. Caveat: they're all Apple products (yes yes I know I know), so I don't know how Brave works with PC/Android products.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 12:52 PM (U5tDi)

119
Is milling even legal in France? -----


It's their national pastime

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 12, 2019 12:52 PM (TAmPV)

120 111 Speaking of style, Breitbart really went to crap when they revamped their web page. It looks like they laidoff half their staff and sold the site to someone else.

The Breitbart site just shouts too much, and it has for a long time.

Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2019 12:53 PM (8erNz)

121
I've wondered for a while if there was a master plan for social media from the beginning -- that it was always intended to let it get popular and then do what they're doing now -- purge any non-statist voices.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 12, 2019 12:54 PM (t5m5e)

122 109: Yeah back when only men had the vote no commie/fascist like Wilson could have ever been elected -- oh wait.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 12:56 PM (jUcoH)

123 The Thing? How did this morph into a Bruce Jenner thread?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 12:56 PM (f9AnO)

124 I actually knew Angela Davis. She was quite a piece of work.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2019 12:57 PM (VNsf1)

125
We're only 10 years away from the US Navy commissioning a "USS Castro."


It could happen...


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 12:57 PM (74GXa)

126 know I sound like a broken record, but for those of
you who have trouble with this site, try the Brave browser. No ads,
galore, no weird formatting (unless I
screw up). The only thing it can't do is play videos that are embedded
in a tweet that is part of a post. I can live with that; if I want to
see the video, I just click on the tweet and it takes me to that Twitter
account and I can see it there.



I use Brave on my phone, ipad and computer with no problems.
Caveat: they're all Apple products (yes yes I know I know), so I don't
know how Brave works with PC/Android products.



Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 12:52 PM (U5tDi)

You Tweet! So you are all in on this millenial world. Why not just Uber to your next snapchat?

Posted by: Neo Luddite at January 12, 2019 12:58 PM (n13/j)

127 This G.B. Shaw quote is the battlecry of the Donk party:

Mussolini, Kemal, Pilsudski, Hitler and the rest can all depend on me to judge them by their ability to deliver the goods and not by ... comfortable notions of freedom.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 12:58 PM (f9AnO)

128 My 2020! campaign will be running Brave.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at January 12, 2019 12:58 PM (DMUuz)

129
hhmm, ya, Woodrow Wilson was a democrat, I think, back in the day when the democrat party was made up of racist white supremacists. I could be wrong about that.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 12:58 PM (kJWoP)

130 Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:41 PM (cY3LT)

I am more of a lurker than you are, I recognize your handle. And trust me, I know less about web software than you do. I just kind of like that the site is old school. Is it secure? The hell if I know, it is what it is. I figure I post at my own risk. The formatting is basic for sure, there are no real threads, but it has its own style.
Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 12:48 PM (n13/j)


Right, and it works just fine 90% of the time. So the complaints that I have, mostly come from when I use my work pooter to access the site. I don't have the ability to change the software settings on my machine, so it causes havoc sometimes, when I come here and try to post a comment. I have no idea what it's going to look like after I hit "post."

It's a mild complaint, really. I sure as hell don't want ANY sort of registration for commenting, but I do remember years ago, this site and others, it was possible to comment anonymously, and have some cleanliness to it.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:58 PM (cY3LT)

131
Fidel was once filmed performing a Breakfast Club dance tribute, but his tits were not spectacular.

Posted by: Fritz at January 12, 2019 12:52 PM (wxZSX)

In fairness Mollie Ringwald's tits weren't spectacular either

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 12, 2019 12:59 PM (TAmPV)

132 We're only 10 years away from the US Navy commissioning a "USS Castro."


It could happen...




Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 12:57 PM (74GXa)

Yeah and then give it to Cuba as reparations.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 12:59 PM (n13/j)

133
ugh Molly

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 12, 2019 12:59 PM (TAmPV)

134 Is milling even legal in France? -----


It's their national pastime

==


no none mills like the Italians

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 12:59 PM (bUjCl)

135 Your credit card data and pr0n-viewing history are completely safe with the Horde.

Posted by: Cicero
----
I've often said if my credit card is stolen I won't report it. The thief couldn't possibly spend as much as all the folks with their hands in my wallet.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 12:59 PM (9rIkM)

136 The NYT published a completely unsourced allegation today thatthe FBI suspected (suspects?) PDJT is a Russian agent.


Front page news.


You know what prompted this "investigation"? The Comey firing. That's right ladies and gents, firing an incompetent nutcase bureaucrat is enough to begin a treasonous political investigation, Round Two.

Fire them. Try them. Guantanamo them.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, having a glass of whine at January 12, 2019 01:00 PM (Z216Q)

137 "It doesn't take any intelligence to sneak up on a leaf." -- Larry Niven

Posted by: pawn at January 12, 2019 01:00 PM (uyViP)

138 We're only 10 years away from the US Navy commissioning a "USS Castro."

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The USS Angela Davis could be a munitions supply ship.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 01:00 PM (f9AnO)

139 We're only 10 years away from the US Navy commissioning a "USS Castro."
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 12:57 PM


Hopefully sooner.

Posted by: President Harris at January 12, 2019 01:01 PM (DMUuz)

140 You Tweet! So you are all in on this millenial world. Why not just Uber to your next snapchat?
Posted by: Neo Luddite at January 12, 2019 12:58 PM (n13/j)
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I don't tweet! I didn't say I did. I said I just click on the tweet in the post, which then takes me to the Twitter website, and I can play the video if I want.

I have zero social media and I'm too old and cranky to start now, thankyouverymuch.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 01:01 PM (U5tDi)

141
Abolish the fbi.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:01 PM (74GXa)

142 The USS Angela Davis could be a munitions supply ship.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 01:00 PM (f9AnO)

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Afros are dangerously flammable.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 12, 2019 01:01 PM (t5m5e)

143 Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:41 PM (cY3LT)



I am more of a lurker than you are, I recognize your handle. And
trust me, I know less about web software than you do. I just kind of
like that the site is old school. Is it secure? The hell if I know, it
is what it is. I figure I post at my own risk. The formatting is basic
for sure, there are no real threads, but it has its own style.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 12:48 PM (n13/j)





Right, and it works just fine 90% of the time. So the complaints
that I have, mostly come from when I use my work pooter to access the
site. I don't have the ability to change the software settings on my
machine, so it causes havoc sometimes, when I come here and try to post a
comment. I have no idea what it's going to look like after I hit
"post."



It's a mild complaint, really. I sure as hell don't want ANY sort
of registration for commenting, but I do remember years ago, this site
and others, it was possible to comment anonymously, and have some
cleanliness to it.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:58 PM (cY3LT)
I hear ya. Like I said before. I have no clue how I have avoided the barrel since I don't know what I am doing. I guess my software just matches up with it. It is interesting that you say the software has gotten worse over the years. I have read this site off and on for a long, long time. I wonder what has changed.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 01:02 PM (n13/j)

144 I actually knew Angela Davis. She was quite a piece of work.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2019 12:57 PM (VNsf1)
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You academics always stick together.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 01:03 PM (U5tDi)

145 "It doesn't take any intelligence to sneak up on a leaf." -- Larry Niven
Posted by: pawn at January 12, 2019 01:00 PM


Especially when the battery is depleted.

Posted by: Nissan at January 12, 2019 01:03 PM (DMUuz)

146 Speaking of style, Breitbart really went to crap when they revamped their web page. It looks like they laidoff half their staff and sold the site to someone else.
-------------------------------------------------
The Breitbart site just shouts too much, and it has for a long time.
Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2019 12:53 PM (8erNz)


I know people gotta make money, but any site that throws popups at me, coming from the side, dropping down as I scroll, I just don't want to linger very long.

I don't care if what they have to say is important and well written, I'm not going to spend much time there... and yeah, I suspect it's a site that has some folks lingering behind the scenes, who I may not want to be associated with.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 01:03 PM (cY3LT)

147 https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/425006-gabbard-hirono-clash-shocks-hawaii

Press circles the wagons around Hirono, questions Gabbard's sanity.

I especially like how Gabbard put air-quotes around 'liberal lion of the Senate' in her reference to Wet Oldsmobile Boy.

Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2019 01:03 PM (8erNz)

148 Well JEM I'm going off the actual history of the situation, wherein Rumsfeld bore no blame whatsoever, and the SCOTUS, in some of its most breath-takingly lawless moves (which is saying something), effed up the tribunals for the 9/11 folks. Bush v. Hamdan. One of Kennedy's most outrageous atrocities. Usurped the treaty power - that was novel, for a court at any level - and went Pure Orwell, claiming to argue that the plain meaning of treaty language was in fact the opposite of what it appeared.


Even the pathetic creature Roberts was moved to shake his tiny fists in his dissent and offer up the unintentionally ironic warning that "bait and switch" behavior by SCOTUS, such as that in the Hamdan ruling, threatened the very constitutional order - right, John, the "constitutional order" is something you understand and care about. Hilarious!


And Rumsfeld's only important error on the one theater was tolerating the idiocy of Casey and Chiarelli for more than a month.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2019 01:03 PM (QDnY+)

149 That's Doctor Angela Davis, you trash.

Posted by: Doctor Angela Davis at January 12, 2019 01:03 PM (HTHlp)

150 Hiya

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2019 01:03 PM (WsccZ)

151 Afros are dangerously flammable.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 12, 2019 01:01 PM (t5m5e)


The funny part is that Angela Davis could almost pass for white. She grew the enormous Afro in response. I used to see her inter alia at the pool, and when she got out she looked like a drowned rat. It was difficult to keep a straight face.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2019 01:04 PM (VNsf1)

152 Hiya
Posted by: JT at January 12, 2019 01:03 PM (WsccZ)


WHAT UP DUDE ?!!

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 01:04 PM (bUjCl)

153 I know people gotta make money, but any site that throws popups at me, coming from the side, dropping down as I scroll, I just don't want to linger very long.

You need a better adblocker.

But yeah, there's someone out there who could net a behavioral-science doctorate out of measuring time-needed-to-configurate-adblocker-to-obliterate-saturated-sites vs time an individual is willing to spend on those sites.

Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2019 01:05 PM (8erNz)

154
in b4 Richard Pryor?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:05 PM (74GXa)

155 I don't tweet! I didn't say I did. I said I just
click on the tweet in the post, which then takes me to the Twitter
website, and I can play the video if I want.



I have zero social media and I'm too old and cranky to start now, thankyouverymuch.





Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 01:01 PM (U5tDi)

same. But no worries if you do. Don't follow a luddite like myself unless that is your want. I talked to a girl the other day who said she has taken 4,000 ubers. Me, nary a one.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 01:05 PM (n13/j)

156 I have read this site off and on for a long, long time. I wonder what has changed.
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Windows keeps changing, and HTML is still evolving. We're up to HTML 5 now.

Every windows update I have to go test everything and find out what doesn't work anymore, and find a 'work-around' for the problem.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 01:05 PM (kJWoP)

157 But yeah, there's someone out there who could net a behavioral-science doctorate out of measuring time-needed-to-configurate-adblocker-to-obliterate-saturated-sites vs time an individual is willing to spend on those sites.
Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2019 01:05 PM (8erNz)
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Or you could just run the Brave browser and see none of that.

And no, I don't have stock in Brave, but I kinda wish I did.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 01:06 PM (U5tDi)

158 When Trudeau met Obama in 2015, you had the American and Canadian governments headed by the children of Communists Frank Marshall Davis and Fidel Castro. It's quite an accomplishment, really.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 12, 2019 01:07 PM (Ndje9)

159 Abolish the fbi.

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And the other letters too! Literacy is a tool of the patriarchy!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 01:07 PM (f9AnO)

160 Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 12:58 PM (cY3LT)

I hear ya. Like I said before. I have no clue how I have avoided the barrel since I don't know what I am doing. I guess my software just matches up with it. It is interesting that you say the software has gotten worse over the years. I have read this site off and on for a long, long time. I wonder what has changed.
Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 01:02 PM (n13/j)


I don't remember how long ago it was, but something happened in the comments one day, I think somebody threw some sort of monkey wrench in the works, and it shut things down for a bit, or caused all sorts of formatting problems.

And ever since that day, the simple use of "special" symbols became more difficult. For a while, I think they were impossible, but obviously it's a running joke now. People who use ampersands, turn bolding and italics on and off.

Not that big a deal... until someone doesn't close the tag.

And for me, on my work machine, I can't get the spacing down. There's no real rhyme or reason to it, so I can hit the return button on my computer, once, twice, three times... I have no idea how many (if any) spaces will be in the comment.

It irritates the hell out of me. Maybe it shouldn't, but it does.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 01:08 PM (cY3LT)

161
I love going to websites and the screen fades immediately to show me this giant advert that completely blocks my view. When I try to scroll down it's like a pushy salesman blocking my exit.

Then, after several seconds of hunting around for a way to close the advert, I find it.

Then I make a note of Never going to that website again.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:09 PM (74GXa)

162 he Breitbart site just shouts too much, and it has for a long time.

Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2019 12:53 PM (8erNz)





I know people gotta make money, but any site that throws popups at
me, coming from the side, dropping down as I scroll, I just don't want
to linger very long.



I don't care if what they have to say is important and well written,
I'm not going to spend much time there... and yeah, I suspect it's a
site that has some folks lingering behind the scenes, who I may not want
to be associated with.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 01:03 PM (cY3LT)
I pretty much got over that site too. Damn the list is getting smaller. There is here, instapundit, and well, hmm. Drudge once in a while just to see that we are not in WW3.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 01:09 PM (n13/j)

163 I talked to a girl the other day who said she has taken 4,000 ubers. Me, nary a one.
Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 01:05 PM (n13/j)
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I don't have the Uber app, but I will confess that I've taken Uber 3 times, always with my husband, when we were out of town with no car.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 01:09 PM (U5tDi)

164 148 Well JEM I'm going off the actual history of the situation, wherein Rumsfeld bore no blame whatsoever, and the SCOTUS, in some of its most breath-takingly lawless moves (which is saying something), effed up the tribunals for the 9/11 folks.

No. You are ignoring the importance of TIME.

The Bush Administration completely upgeficked the tribunal thing. They fiddled with their dicks for MONTHS and YEARS, by the time they actually got something up and running everyone had decided they were not competent to handle it.

It was, like so many things Bush ("religion of peace", dude?) embarrassing (once again, my metric for the length of a successful War of Convenience is the Mexican War, there is no reason this country should accept one that runs on for decades.)

Like I said. tribunals 90 days from go to gavel. If you can't do that, based on 20th century history and practice, you've got no business even participating in the process.

Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2019 01:10 PM (8erNz)

165 ps: and a CIA Director who voted for Angela Davis. Again, quite an accomplishment for the Communists.

The Stalinist Hall put her on the ticket as a reward for blowing a judge's head off with a shotgun.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 12, 2019 01:10 PM (Ndje9)

166 I know people gotta make money, but any site that throws popups at me, coming from the side, dropping down as I scroll, I just don't want to linger very long.
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You need a better adblocker.

But yeah, there's someone out there who could net a behavioral-science doctorate out of measuring time-needed-to-configurate-adblocker-to-obliterate-saturated-sites vs time an individual is willing to spend on those sites.
Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2019 01:05 PM (8erNz)


Yep, I just use the standard AdBlocker here, on my home pooter. Opera browser.

Most sites load and appear just fine, and the ones that pop up the darkening screen that says "we see you have AdBocker turned on, turn it off if you wanna read our shite."

My response, "nah bro. I'm out."

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 01:12 PM (cY3LT)

167
or makes comments look like they were translated to and from Chinese four times






That's just normal Horde syntax.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2019 01:13 PM (eXA4G)

168 I talked to a girl the other day who said she has taken 4,000 ubers. Me, nary a one.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 01:05 PM (n13/j)

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I don't have the Uber app, but I will confess that I've taken Uber 3
times, always with my husband, when we were out of town with no car.



Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 01:09 PM (U5tDi)

I told someone I took a cab the other day and they laughed at me lol. But now you go for takeout and there are three uber orders in front of you. They uber their food right to them. It is a different time for sure. I am will likely get on board but again, I am no early adopter. I like my 2019 as much as anyone, as long as it is like the 70s and 80s.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 01:15 PM (n13/j)

169 There's a young woman in the coffee shop who's wearing a jacket that looks like it was cut out of a 60s shag carpet.
Is that a thing?

Posted by: Wurst Dan Hitler at January 12, 2019 01:15 PM (eAMlh)

170 In 1971, the CIA estimated that 5 percent of the entire Soviet Russian propaganda budget had been aimed at propping up Angela Davis -- 1 percent more than was being spent on propaganda about the Vietnam War.

So can the DoJ start an investigation into Russian collusion committed by Angela Davis and Jane Fonda?

*Ben Stein voice* Mueller? Mueller? Mueller?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 01:16 PM (/qEW2)

171 When Trudeau met Obama in 2015, you had the American and Canadian governments headed by the children of Communists Frank Marshall Davis and Fidel Castro. It's quite an accomplishment, really.
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 12, 2019 01:07 PM (Ndje9)


That's odd.

Almost as weird as, say, William Wallace fathering longest reigning kings in English history.

History is funny and shit.

Posted by: M. Gibson at January 12, 2019 01:16 PM (cY3LT)

172 Nood.

Posted by: HH at January 12, 2019 01:17 PM (mIJBI)

173 Seriously, do not watch this vid about how third world dairy farmers encourage cows to produce maximum milk.

https://youtu.be/n8PYozPB-8I

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 01:18 PM (f9AnO)

174 The Stalinist Hall put her on the ticket as a reward for blowing a judge's head off with a shotgun.
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 12, 2019 01:10 PM (Ndje9)


IIRC, she wasn't actually there, but I have not the slightest doubt that the allegations that she helped to provide the weapons are true. At the time she claimed to be George Jackson's paramour, as it were, although I think they'd never met outside of prison. That was, of course, before she decided to bat for the other team.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2019 01:18 PM (VNsf1)

175 Nood?

Those tomato slices are discolored. Something wrong with them.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 01:18 PM (kJWoP)

176 Any sheeple that believe in communism are irredeemably stupid and there is no hope.

Brennan is a commie because as a tall person willing to kill sheeple, he would be put in charge.

Posted by: Burger Chef at January 12, 2019 01:19 PM (RuIsu)

177 Seriously, do not watch this vid about how third world dairy farmers encourage cows to produce maximum milk.

https://youtu.be/n8PYozPB-8I

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 01:18 PM

Is that the one where the artificial inseminator has his/her arm buried up to the shoulder inside the cow to make sure that the precious bull fluid gets to exactly he right place to keep the cow pregnant?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 01:21 PM (kJWoP)

178 Uber is big with the young becuz of the heavy duty DUI laws. You can go out drink like it's the 70s then get safely deposited at home

Posted by: Naturalfake at January 12, 2019 01:22 PM (B8UZp)

179 But killing the disobedient and inefficient was only the first step in building a better society. Shaw also advocated for a far-reaching eugenics program. "f we desire a certain type of civilization and culture," he wrote, "we must exterminate the sort of people who do not fit into it."

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HIS MOST FAMOUS PLAY IS ONE IN WHICH A BACKWARDS, IGNORANT COCKNEY WOMAN COULD BE ELEVATED INTO SOMETHING HIGHER WITHOUT BEING EXTERMINATED.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at January 12, 2019 01:22 PM (/qEW2)

180 There's a young woman in the coffee shop who's wearing a jacket that looks like it was cut out of a 60s shag carpet.
Is that a thing?
Posted by: Wurst Dan Hitler at January 12, 2019 01:15 PM (eAMlh)
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I am sorry to say that it is. I didn't know that until I was down at my daughter's college campus this past fall and saw them all over.

She asked for one for Christmas. She didn't get it; I couldn't bring myself to do it because I know in a year everyone will be saying "ewwwww."

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 01:23 PM (U5tDi)

181 Oooh speaking of viva le revolution, lol Julian Castro officially announced he is running for el presidente in 2020! Beto will be so sad he has to run against an actual Latino.

Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 01:23 PM (TnaCl)

182 No, JEM, again, the actual history (not what you or I would do). The Congress and then SCOTUS effed with the process, effectively stopping them from happening when they would have. Oh yes, a giant mistake - that of *not* repudiating the SCOTUS' lawless intervention and usurpation of the treaty power.


A major erosion of the constitution and executive authority in that one. Trump has presided over even more such erosion, by submitting to what's become a farcical power grab by the judiciary.


And no, it's not "easy" to do something like repudiate an obviously lawless court - in fact that's the point, the whole legal cult is brain dead about substance and cannot imagine breaking from what is simply a de facto, and now disastrous, pattern, with no root in common sense or the constitution. But that's what the oath on the Bible is about. Mildly hopeful that with the ultimate black swan in office, and the judiciary dropping any pretense of even their make-believe lawful process and constitutionality, there might be the earthquake we've needed for decades.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2019 01:24 PM (QDnY+)

183 DUI's cost about as much as a cheapish proletarian wedding. Which is why lawyers and judges are not proletarians.

Posted by: Burger Chef at January 12, 2019 01:25 PM (RuIsu)

184 Any sheeple that believe in communism are irredeemably stupid and there is no hope.

An odd thing about Commmunism is that Marx traced alienation to modern workers only performing part of the task of manufacturing something, and instead held up the craftsmen of the Middle Ages as a model.

For some reason Reds don't talk about that much.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2019 01:26 PM (VNsf1)

185 Benicio del Toro and Owen Wilson are Che and Fidel!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 01:26 PM (kQs4Y)

186 It's funny that between GB Shaw and Margaret Sanger's times and now, the magnetic poles of enlightened elitists have reversed, so to speak. At first they wanted to kill off or sterilize minorities and third worlders. Now they want to kill off white people.

Leftists may not be able to agree on the details and do a 180 from time to time, but the one thing they seem to be a constant with them is that somebody needs to be exterminated for the revolution to succeed and humanity to flourish.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 01:27 PM (/qEW2)

187
You know why Uber is a hit?

Because it doesn't look/feel like you're in a cab. The cab "stigma" is not present with the Uber. It kinda feels like you're getting a ride from a friend.
That's half of it. The other half is the service is accomplished through an App, which is convenient and fits in perfectly with the younger people today. That Uber App is an extension of their Social Media lifestyle, which ties into my aforementioned point.

But the cost is pretty much the exact same as a cab.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:27 PM (74GXa)

188 You know what prompted this "investigation"? The Comey firing.

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Didja see Holy Jim's tweet today?

James Comey
@Comey
"I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made." - FDR

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 01:28 PM (f9AnO)

189 Ugh. "one thing that seems to be a constant with them".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 01:28 PM (/qEW2)

190 Benicio del Toro and Owen Wilson are Che and Fidel!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 01:26 PM (kQs4Y
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I hope the opening is like the one for the remade "Starsky and Hutch" where Owen Wilson looks straight at the camera with a goofy look when he got caught in the illegal gambling sweep.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 01:28 PM (U5tDi)

191 There's a young woman in the coffee shop who's wearing a jacket that looks like it was cut out of a 60s shag carpet.

Was it the mink or jaguar pattern?

Posted by: sensuous delight at January 12, 2019 01:29 PM (xlod1)

192 Is that the one where the artificial inseminator has his/her arm buried up to the shoulder inside the cow

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Worse

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 01:29 PM (f9AnO)

193
btw, ever call for a cab?

Of course you have; we all have. The worst people imaginable are hired to be dispatchers. Rude? Curt? Holy cats, it takes a special kind of miserable...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:29 PM (74GXa)

194 It irritates the hell out of me. Maybe it shouldn't, but it does.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2019 01:08 PM (cY3LT)

No worries. people like consistency. you don't want to post and not know if it will go haywire.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 01:29 PM (n13/j)

195 I saw Magnetic Poles open for the Warsaw Village band at the Polka Club in 2010.

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 01:29 PM (bUjCl)

196 Let's forgive the inappropriateness of wearing any t shirt at the baptism itself for a moment but Che, really?
....
Good thing the confessional is close by.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 11:42 AM (9rIkM)
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Wear a Pinochet t-shirt to that kid's birthday party.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 01:30 PM (kQs4Y)

197 uber is a hit because we have a generation that will never get around to learning to drive because it is icky and their social anxiety prevents it

Posted by: NCKate at January 12, 2019 01:30 PM (JyTrc)

198 But the cost is pretty much the exact same as a cab.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:27 PM (74GXa)

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I've ridden in lots of cabs and lots of Ubers. Uber is much cheaper.

Example: O'Hare to the Loop by cab: $45
Same trip by Uber is less than $30.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 01:30 PM (UGqF8)

199
James Comey
@Comey
"I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made." - FDR


I've always hated you

Posted by: Lady Liberty at January 12, 2019 01:31 PM (TAmPV)

200 James Comey
@Comey I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. - FDR

I am sure that in his hubris he interprets his enemy as trump. I interpret it as his enemy is the American people. Who is right?!!!

Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 01:31 PM (TnaCl)

201
The cab companies here are all Russian or Armenian mob

Posted by: Lady Liberty at January 12, 2019 01:32 PM (TAmPV)

202 Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2019 01:24 PM (QDnY+)

What we are seeing is the results of a major flaw in the Constitution.

There really is no check nor balance for an out of control court. The courts themselves have declared what powers they have, and the rest of the government has just gone along with them for so long, that it is (like the Brit Government) now established law based on tradition.

Anytime you give a group the ability to define their own power and authority, it will inevitably grow, just due to human nature.

Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2019 01:33 PM (NgKpN)

203 There's a young woman in the coffee shop who's wearing a jacket that looks like it was cut out of a 60s shag carpet.

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Well, it is Januhairy.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 01:33 PM (f9AnO)

204 I've ridden in lots of cabs and lots of Ubers. Uber is much cheaper.

Example: O'Hare to the Loop by cab: $45
Same trip by Uber is less than $30.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 01:30 PM (UGqF
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It's been years since I've ridden in a cab but for sure Uber around here is cheaper.

Most recent example: four of us, with luggage, 29-mile trip at 1:30 am, via Uber: $76. In a nice, clean minivan.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 01:33 PM (U5tDi)

205 Is that the one where the artificial inseminator has his/her arm buried up to the shoulder inside the cow

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Worse

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 01:29 PM

*types*
*deletes*
Not gonna comment. Wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 12, 2019 01:34 PM (kJWoP)

206
Ah, but Airport rides are an exception.

Therein lies the rub: Cab companies hated Uber because they weren't paying the high hackney/livery fees.

I don't know if that's changed. But Logan Airport (BOS) has very high fees for Cabs leaving the airport. Dropoffs don't have the fees. Or didn't the last time I took a ride to the airport.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:34 PM (74GXa)

207 There really is no check nor balance for an out of control court.

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They're more a secular priesthood than a legitimate legal body now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 01:34 PM (f9AnO)

208 Until recently rideshare drivers weren't allowed to pick up passengers at Ontario Airport here in SoCal. One cab company had a monopoly. What a scam that was. A cab ride from ONT to my house cost nearly $60 when the Uber from my house to ONT cost $28.

People were taking the cab from the airport to the nearest hotel and then catching an Uber for the rest of the trip.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 01:36 PM (UGqF8)

209 I don't know if that's changed. But Logan Airport (BOS) has very high fees for Cabs leaving the airport. Dropoffs don't have the fees. Or didn't the last time I took a ride to the airport.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:34 PM (74GXa)
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I fly in and out of Logan every year. You have to pay when you leave the airport no matter what. Private vehicle, cab, Uber, whatever. Even if you are just dropping off or picking up someone without ever parking. It's ridiculous. Even here in DC they don't do that.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 01:36 PM (U5tDi)

210 uber is a hit because we have a generation that will
never get around to learning to drive because it is icky and their
social anxiety prevents it

Posted by: NCKate at January 12, 2019 01:30 PM (JyTrc)
Some truth there, and imo un American. Back in my day (t.m.) everyone got their license at 16 or they were in traction at the hospital or something.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 01:36 PM (n13/j)

211 Cab cos in my little town were all kinds of upset that the citi fathers allowed uber airport pickups; to placate them somewhat, the city fathers shoved uber/lyft stations to the very end of taxi stations at each terminal.

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 01:37 PM (bUjCl)

212 Uber/Lyft is much cheaper unless the driver decides to price gouge. They can gouge on holidays like New Years or for people stranded at an airport at 2 am who need a ride. Otherwise, it really does beat cab fare.

But the fact you can hail a driver from anywhere, the cars are required to be clean and nice, the best drivers have little packs of things in the back to use at your convenience, you can somewhat check their profile before you accept a ride from them, and they have broken the cab monopoly, are all good things.

Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 01:38 PM (TnaCl)

213 Cabs and cabbies invited Uber and Lyft upon themselves.
Rude, stupid, smells bad, don't know where anything is, cars' suspension is non existent, little English spoken.
Medallion owners get soaked.
Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of guys. They operated their business model like a crime syndicate.

Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin at January 12, 2019 01:39 PM (JJwQp)

214 I thought there is an automatic price increase in for rush hours/holidays for Uber ?

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 01:39 PM (bUjCl)

215 Maybe the only time a "revolution" can work is if you get a weird combination of factors as with the American revolution.

A bunch of different communities, formed at different times for different reasons but facing a common enemy, and because they were separate communities and valued their independence they created more of a pact than unite behind one charismatic leader. Whenever the rebels align behind one guy like Castro or Lenin, it's guaranteed that the position will be occupied by a power hungry shitstain, not by people who are wracking their brains trying to figure out a system to prevent that.

Until such odd circumstances arise again, things will only get worse, country by country.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 01:40 PM (/qEW2)

216 214 I thought there is an automatic price increase in for rush hours/holidays for Uber ?
Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 01:39 PM (bUjCl)

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Yes, but Uber makes the adjustment. The driver has no control over the rate.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 01:40 PM (UGqF8)

217 Our local airport cabbies created demand for limo's on the high end, and Uber on the low end.

Posted by: Burger Chef at January 12, 2019 01:42 PM (RuIsu)

218
Therein lies the rub: Cab companies hated Uber because they weren't paying the high hackney/livery fees.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:34 PM (74GXa)


This is why I think Micheal Cohen is a stupid douchebag. He gets caught monkeying around in taxi medallions at a time when Uber is busy putting taxi companies out of business.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 12, 2019 01:42 PM (TAmPV)

219 >>Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of guys. They operated their business model like a crime syndicate.

There's a reason for that. In many large metro areas they are a crime syndicate.

Uber is great. Simple to use and much cheaper than cabs.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2019 01:42 PM (/tuJf)

220 213 Cabs and cabbies invited Uber and Lyft upon themselves.
Rude, stupid, smells bad, don't know where anything is, cars' suspension is non existent, little English spoken.
Medallion owners get soaked.
Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of guys. They operated their business model like a crime syndicate.
Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin at January 12, 2019 01:39 PM (JJwQp)


I wonder how Uber fares (?) in London, whose cab drivers have to prove they have "the knowledge," i.e., know the locations of practically everything in the city, who are generally polite, and who keep their cabs clean.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2019 01:43 PM (VNsf1)

221
You know why Uber is a hit?

Because it doesn't look/feel like you're in a cab. The cab "stigma" is not present with the Uber. It kinda feels like you're getting a ride from a friend.


Do you ride in the front seat with Uber/Lyft?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2019 01:43 PM (aKsyK)

222 Cuber.

Posted by: Zombie JFK at January 12, 2019 01:44 PM (Tyii7)

223 Yes, but Uber makes the adjustment. The driver has no control over the rate.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 01:40 PM (UGqF

yes, that is what I am saying - there is an algorithm that increases rates based on ...stuff. Like hours, demand and so on.

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 01:44 PM (bUjCl)

224 I take Uber downtown 4 or 5 times a week.
Round trip is cheaper than what I would pay to park my own car all day, plus I can have a few pops and not have to worry about the gendarmes...

Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin at January 12, 2019 01:45 PM (JJwQp)

225 We went to Cuber to hunt pigs.

Posted by: Zombie JFK at January 12, 2019 01:46 PM (Tyii7)

226 Frontpage: "In 1970, Soledad Prison guard John Mills was killed, a crime for which three convicts, George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo and John Cluchette (subsequently known as the "Soledad Brothers"), were held responsible. Jackson, a BPP member like Davis, was her lover, and the two maintained a secret marriage while Jackson was in prison. A deadly plot was hatched to get Jackson out of jail for which Davis bought an arsenal of weapons just two days prior to the slaughter. On August 7, 1970, George Jackson's 17-year-old brother, Jonathan, charged into a Marin County courtroom and took several people hostage, including Judge Harold Haley, the prosecuting assistant DA, and two jurors. The assailants taped a sawed-off shotgun (owned by Davis) to Haley's chin. In the ensuing escape attempt, a shootout took place during which Haley's head was blown off, and Jonathan Jackson was killed. A week after the horrific event, an arrest warrant charging Davis with murder and kidnapping was issued.
Davis had already fled the state, using a series of aliases and disguises to avoid detection. Two months later, she was arrested in New York City by the FBI. Her trial took place in 1972, after more than a year of delays caused by the disqualification of several judges and a change of venue. The prosecution advanced its case based on love letters found in Jackson's cell after he was killed during another escape attempt (in that incident, Jackson bound three security guards and slit their throats). Davis had kept constant company with Jonathan Jackson in the days leading up to the attempted kidnappings.
Davis, acting as her own attorney, spoke for 80 minutes, giving her version of the events. She claimed her interest in George Jackson was based on an effort to "free all oppressed men and women and the Soledad brothers," that she spent considerable time with Jonathan Jackson because she was fearful of being attacked by "extremists" after she lost her job at UCLA, and that she purchased guns because, growing up, her father taught her to be fearful of racial violence. She claimed Jonathan stole the guns from her, and that her love for George happened after her own incarceration, "because like him, I was a political prisoner." After that speech, Davis never testified again. Because she acted as her own attorney, her testimony was never subjected to cross-examination.
Davis was subsequently implicated by more than 20 witnesses in the plot to free George Jackson. In turn, Davis's defense team presented several alibi witnesses, almost all of whom were fellow Communist friends. They testified Davis was in LA at the time of the kidnapping and murder of Haley."

And John Brennan thought she should be the vice-president.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 12, 2019 01:46 PM (Ndje9)

227 215 Maybe the only time a "revolution" can work is if you get a weird combination of factors as with the American revolution.

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I've always thought the key thing about the American revolution's success is that it wasn't a revolution in the classic sense.

A revolution is the upending of the existing power structure. See, the French, Russian and even Cuban revolutions. All tend to lead to bloody reprisals and factionalism, and eventually a terror-enforced compliance with the whims of the new regime.

In America, the societal power stayed in the same hands. Established elites kept their property and positions. Only compulsory ties with England were severed. A few Tories headed off to Canada, but not that many.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 01:46 PM (UGqF8)

228 Quite some Sandy Ocasio-Cortez cartoon:

https://tinyurl.com/y7xka85f

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 01:47 PM (AllCR)

229 I wonder how Uber fares (?) in London, whose cab drivers have to prove they have "the knowledge," i.e., know the locations of practically everything in the city, who are generally polite, and who keep their cabs clean.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2019 01:43 PM (VNsf1)
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Uber does great in London. That's one of the places where I've taken them. My in-laws live there and don't have a car so they take them quite often. Sometimes it's even cheaper than taking the tube when you have three or four people.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 01:47 PM (U5tDi)

230 Journalists have always been on Russia's payroll.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 01:48 PM (yQpMk)

231 I wonder how Uber fares (?) in London, whose cab drivers have to prove they have "the knowledge," i.e., know the locations of practically everything in the city, who are generally polite, and who keep their cabs clean.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2019 01:43 PM (VNsf1)

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Last time I took a cab from Heathrow to Leicester Square it cost $140. Most expensive cab ride of my life.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 01:48 PM (UGqF8)

232 Uber and Lyft benefitted greatly from the Obama Economy. There were so many idle people used to micro-sized jobs that they basically monetized a black market segment.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2019 01:48 PM (DVPgb)

233 In America, the societal power stayed in the same hands. Established elites kept their property and positions. Only compulsory ties with England were severed. A few Tories headed off to Canada, but not that many.


Yep. We had a war of independence, not a revolution.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 01:49 PM (yQpMk)

234 An odd thing about Communism is that Marx traced alienation to modern workers only performing part of the task of manufacturing something

He learned all that by sitting in a Paris coffee shop. Come to think of it, nothing has changed...

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2019 01:49 PM (DVPgb)

235
Do you ride in the front seat with Uber/Lyft?

Uber drivers will say sit wherever you'd like.
The whole demeanor is opposite of a typical cabbie.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:50 PM (74GXa)

236 I like the way Uber and Lyft lets you "rate" drivers.
And they get to "rate" you, the passenger, as well.

Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin at January 12, 2019 01:50 PM (JJwQp)

237 What we are seeing is the results of a major flaw in the Constitution.

There really is no check nor balance for an out of control court. The courts themselves have declared what powers they have, and the rest of the government has just gone along with them for so long, that it is (like the Brit Government) now established law based on tradition.

Anytime you give a group the ability to define their own power and authority, it will inevitably grow, just due to human nature.
Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2019 01:33 PM (NgKpN)


I'm no expert, but I've seen Vic post a number of times on this. Congress has the power to change the composition of circuit courts re number of judges, or just get rid of some of them entirely. It's not a Constitutional problem, just Congress being complicit yet again in the erosion of our sovereignty, using judges as a stalking horse, shrugging their shoulders and saying "whelp, there's nothing we can do. Someone filed some stupid suit and a Federal Judge made a shitty ruling about it".

The GOPe Congress had their fig leaf taken away when they had a majority in both houses and failed to enact what they'd promised during the Obama years. They still have that figleaf in the the case of the courts.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 01:52 PM (/qEW2)

238 Wife I think panicked a little with the snow alert so we went grocery shopping today. Found out on radio maybe a inch but at least shopping is done.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 01:52 PM (/rm4P)

239 Quite some Sandy Ocasio-Cortez cartoon:

Brutal, yet accurate caricature. Which makes me glad I'm not in the public eye.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2019 01:52 PM (/D1gp)

240 And now I'm wondering when our war of Independence became the American Revolution. Was it called that contemporaneously, or is this Soviet claptrap?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 01:53 PM (yQpMk)

241 Does Uber allow concealed shivs? Asking for a friend...

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always asks... at January 12, 2019 01:53 PM (Tyii7)

242 It's not a Constitutional problem, just Congress being complicit yet again in the erosion of our sovereignty, using judges as a stalking horse, shrugging their shoulders and saying "whelp, there's nothing we can do. Someone filed some stupid suit and a Federal Judge made a shitty ruling about it".


Exactly. Party power, or ideological power if you prefer, has replaced Institutional Power and branch jealousy. The Court is the weakest of the branches, having neither purse nor sword. That it runs roughshod over the other branches wishes is because those are not really their wishes.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 01:56 PM (yQpMk)

243
I was wondering if they called the Civil War the Civil War as they were fighting.


And did they call it the 100 Years War from the get-go, or...?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:56 PM (74GXa)

244
Uber and Lyft benefitted greatly from the Obama
Economy. There were so many idle people used to micro-sized jobs that
they basically monetized a black market segment.
Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2019 01:48 PM (DVPgb

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The inevitable backfiring of the command economy: people making a living on their own, free of government control. Little surprise that lefty jurisdictions have outlawed Uber and Lyft.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2019 01:57 PM (13CQC)

245 I like the way Uber and Lyft lets you "rate" drivers.
And they get to "rate" you, the passenger, as well.


A group of us just used Uber in a city in Spain. Very good experiences. The software and system is fantastic. Prices up front, you can see where your cabbie is on a map, estimates on when he'll be there. Very, very good. The Un-Taxi.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2019 01:57 PM (Bvcbh)

246 Uber drivers will say sit wherever you'd like.
The whole demeanor is opposite of a typical cabbie.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 01:50 PM (74GXa)

I've only ridden in one of these (Lyft) twice.
Both times I sat in front.
One driver was really chatty, the other was quiet.
They both had much nicer cars than me.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 01:58 PM (BJlbN)

247 Like the War of Jenkins Ear, I always wanted to call the post 9/11 actions Beamer's War, since he was one of the first to fight back.


Let's Roll.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 01:58 PM (yQpMk)

248 Does Uber allow concealed shivs? Asking for a friend...
Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always asks.


I believe there is dress code, yes.

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 01:59 PM (bUjCl)

249 Yes they did call the civil war that in 1861-65, President Lincoln says that inhis Gettysburg address.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 02:00 PM (/rm4P)

250 And did they call it the 100 Years War from the get-go, or...?

Well, yeah, that's how they knew when to stop.

Similarly, the Israelites (and Romans) had an inkling when Jesus was coming...

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2019 02:00 PM (IPZPl)

251 if I ever drove for Uber/Lyft I would get a concealed carry regardless of the rules.
Better fired than fired upon.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 02:01 PM (BJlbN)

252 I bet the Hundred Years war wasn't called that until the 101st year not to mention the 106th year.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 02:02 PM (/rm4P)

253 At least the Seven Years War was time-limited.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 02:03 PM (yQpMk)

254 I'd like to think socialism has been discredited, but we now have several governors and a few congress critters openly calling themselves socialists.

It's too bad there are no frontiers left for my kids to run to.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at January 12, 2019 02:03 PM (fgIHt)

255 >> if I ever drove for Uber/Lyft I would get a concealed carry regardless of the rules.
Better fired than fired upon.

That's one of the beauties of Uber, the drivers don't carry any money or at least just their own money. I remember cabs in Boston getting robbed frequently because they were always carrying cash from their fares.

There's no reason to rob an Uber driver over any other person walking the streets.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2019 02:04 PM (/tuJf)

256 250 And did they call it the 100 Years War from the get-go, or...?

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They probably said it would be over by Christmas when they started

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 02:04 PM (BJlbN)

257 >>> And did they call it the 100 Years War from the get-go, or...?

False, the Hundred Years War actually lasted 116 years!

Posted by: Your friendly fact checker in the media at January 12, 2019 02:05 PM (TnaCl)

258 George Washington started the French and Indian War.


♫ ..The More you Know... ♫

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 02:07 PM (yQpMk)

259 Quite some Sandy Ocasio-Cortez cartoon:

https://tinyurl.com/y7xka85f
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 01:47 PM (AllCR)



That has her horse toothed, crazy eyed look down perfectly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 12, 2019 02:07 PM (SiINZ)

260 The SYW really just got played out and most of the opponents just ran out of money to continue.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 02:07 PM (/rm4P)

261 My favorite Uber story is the one about the female uber driver who picked up a woman from the airport who was headed to the apartment of the driver's boyfriend for a romantic weekend visit.

Much drama LOL

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 02:07 PM (BJlbN)

262 Bill Gates owns the copyright on the 106 years war.

Posted by: Burger Chef at January 12, 2019 02:08 PM (RuIsu)

263 The inevitable backfiring of the command economy: people making a living on their own, free of government control. Little surprise that lefty jurisdictions have outlawed Uber and Lyft.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2019 01:57 PM


We can't have the money going into the wrong pockets; the only way to control that is control.

Posted by: Bill de Blase-io at January 12, 2019 02:08 PM (DMUuz)

264 Nor did they call it the North vs the South.

A) The Union states were in the United States. They did not stop calling it the United States, or United States Army just because there was a war. People call them the North, the Federals, the Union, but never the United States, which is odd.

The "South" was called the Confederate States of America. Many Southern states such as Missouri, Maryland, West Virginia, Deleware, and Kentucky did not join the CSA. Civil war makes no sense at all, it was not a civil war. One part of the nation wanted to leave and the other wanted to stop that action.,

Most civil wars are a battle to take power in a single nation.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 02:08 PM (n13/j)

265 253 At least the Seven Years War was time-limited.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 02:03 PM (yQpMk)

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The Thirty Years War couldn't even get started until the Hapsburgs had stockpiled enough cash and weapons to last for the entire duration.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 02:09 PM (UGqF8)

266 261 - never heard of that one, too funny.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 02:09 PM (/rm4P)

267 I fly in and out of Logan every year.
Posted by: bluebell

So THAT'S how your mind got poisoned !

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2019 02:09 PM (WsccZ)

268 Couldn't take an Uber if it requires aps on a phone. Don't have an aps on my phone, Don't want any aps on my phone, so I guess I'll have to use the dirty, expensive cabs.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 02:09 PM (AllCR)

269
We can't have the money going into the wrong pockets; the only way to control that is control.

Posted We can't have the money going into the wrong pockets; the only way to control that is control.

Posted by: Bill de Blase-io at January 12, 2019 02:08 PM (DMUuz)
by: Bill de Blase-io at January 12, 2019 02:08 PM (DMUuz)

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*People* making their own economic decisions??? We can't have that!

Posted by: The People's Republic of Anywhere at January 12, 2019 02:10 PM (13CQC)

270 Couldn't take an Uber if it requires aps on a phone. Don't have an aps on my phone, Don't want any aps on my phone, so I guess I'll have to use the dirty, expensive cabs.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 02:09 PM (AllCR)

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Just be aware that most cabs have a $50 surcharge if you vomit in them.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 02:10 PM (UGqF8)

271 268 Couldn't take an Uber if it requires aps on a phone. Don't have an aps on my phone, Don't want any aps on my phone, so I guess I'll have to use the dirty, expensive cabs.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 02:09 PM (AllCR)

this is what teens are for
KTE ordered my Lyft that time my car wasn't working

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 02:11 PM (BJlbN)

272 In keeping with the gardening theme, Che and Fidel were planted.

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2019 02:11 PM (WsccZ)

273 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 02:10 PM (UGqF

No surcharge if you puke in an Uber ride?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 02:11 PM (AllCR)

274 Great video.. love salsa music and especially salsa dancing

Posted by: Johnny O'clock at January 12, 2019 02:12 PM (KdryZ)

275 but with 8GB of RAM

Somewhere you're doing it wrong.
I've got palemoon with 2 windows and >dozen tabs using 930mb now.
Maybe try a blocker.

Posted by: DaveA at January 12, 2019 02:12 PM (FhXTo)

276 I was grumbling about hubby coughing and sneezing all night
my karma is a stuffed nose headache now

*guzzles disgusting herbal.tea*

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 02:12 PM (BJlbN)

277
Couldn't take an Uber if it requires aps on a phone.
Don't have an aps on my phone, Don't want any aps on my phone, so I
guess I'll have to use the dirty, expensive cabs.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 02:09 PM (AllCR
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I have some older relatives like that who occasionally need transportation when no youngun is available for duty.

Fun fact: anyone can order you an Uber. If Grandma or Auntie Em needs an Uber, one of us punches one up for her and tells her exactly what the car looks like, the license plate, and the name of the driver, and tells her exactly when it will be there. The only thing she needs is a phone so she and I can communicate.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2019 02:13 PM (13CQC)

278 George Washington started the French and Indian War.




Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 02:07 PM (yQpMk)

He certainly played a part in it. But heed my advice, don't ever read Joseph Ellis on this. I shocks me that people think his book "His Excellency" is a good book on Washington. Better to go with Flexner or even Southall Freeman. I am not saying Ellis can't write, he did well with Founding Brothers., But his Washington book was a hit piece imo, and just look at Ellis's bio. I won't explain it here.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 02:13 PM (n13/j)

279 This IS the modernized version of the website!!!

Chiseling movie review onto a stone tablet was cramping the bosses wrists.

Plus the shelves couldn't hold more than 5 comments.

Posted by: DaveA at January 12, 2019 02:13 PM (FhXTo)

280 turn off JavaScript if you have trouble loading the hq

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 02:15 PM (BJlbN)

281 FWIW, Wurst Dan Hitler is me. That nic was on my tablet and I forget to change it.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 12, 2019 02:15 PM (MkcN1)

282

No surcharge if you puke in an Uber ride?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 02:11 PM (AllCR

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There is. I know someone who paid it. (laughs) honestly, it wasn't me.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2019 02:15 PM (13CQC)

283 For that matter, GKC's silliest line ever made the same claim about Christianity. ("Found difficult and not tried.")


I assumed he was poking at the experimenters not the procedures.

Posted by: DaveA at January 12, 2019 02:16 PM (FhXTo)

284 KTE ordered my Lyft that time my car wasn't working

Now that's an idea. My kid has an I-phone 8. I have a slide open phone.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 02:18 PM (AllCR)

285 It is interesting that the fate of this continent was mostly decided in battles of a couple of hundred musket men.

Nine thousand men on the Plains of Abraham decided that England, not France, would be paramount in North American.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 02:18 PM (yQpMk)

286 And did they call it the 100 Years War from the get-go, or...?

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Tragic scrivener's error. They meant to name it the 10 Years War.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 02:20 PM (f9AnO)

287 So if George Bernard Shaw was a eugenicist, is the left going to leave it at "well, you know, everyone had their blind spots"? You know, how they did with Robert E. Lee and Washington?

Maybe they'll do the literary equivalent of trying to erase Lee from history. Ban all Shaw's published plays from libraries, tear down any statues of him, get rid of all films and performances of his plays.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 02:22 PM (/qEW2)

288 Nine thousand men on the Plains of Abraham decided that England, not France, would be paramount in North American.



..and we had to live with awful cuisine for at about 150 years...till Greeks and Italians arrived...

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 02:22 PM (bUjCl)

289 *for about

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 02:22 PM (bUjCl)

290 ..and we had to live with awful cuisine for at about 150 years...till Greeks and Italians arrived...



More kidney pie, Sir?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 02:22 PM (yQpMk)

291 More kidney pie, Sir?


*pokes with fork and knife

er, waiter, this looks like...rock

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 02:24 PM (bUjCl)

292 wait, what am I saying ! Louisiana cooking !

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 02:26 PM (bUjCl)

293 Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 12, 2019 01:46 PM (Ndje9)

They had the records from the Hertz rental car that she had rented the van that was used in the courthouse kidnapping/murder/escape attempt. They had the testimony of a gas station attendant that she had filled up the rental van herself. There is no doubt she was there. She had driven the kid brother around for days in Mexico to convince him to pull the escape attempt. So much attention from a woman, what kind we don't know. She provided the weapons. She fled the area in disguise. She should have spent her life in prison. California is such a disgrace.

Posted by: GorillaPundit's zookeeper at January 12, 2019 02:30 PM (6HWvp)

294 Zombie German WWI U-Boat riding from the depths off France.

https://bbc.in/2M70XEp

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 02:31 PM (f9AnO)

295 292 wait, what am I saying ! Louisiana cooking !
Posted by: runner at January 12, 2019 02:26 PM (bUjCl)

And now Acadian Driftwood by The Band is running through my brain.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 12, 2019 02:34 PM (MkcN1)

296 Morris Dees is hanging up his pussy hat over anti-Jewish pussies:

Southern Poverty Law Center drops
@womensmarch

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 02:36 PM (f9AnO)

297 I'll jut put this prayer request here now and post it again for the prayer list on Wednesday. A poster named bensdad00 who usually posts on the book or chess thread, had a defibillator and pacemaker installed yesterday. He was out of good work for a year before the surgery was done. Please pray that the surgery "takes" and that through it he receive healing and strength so he can go back to his accustomed work routine. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 02:38 PM (AllCR)

298

Little Lupe Occupied-Cervix's nickname is now officially 'The Thing's Handmaiden!'

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 12, 2019 02:38 PM (+wjl1)

299 You mean the SPLC is actually doing something right-something they haven't done since Dees did some good work for civil rights back in the 60's?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 02:40 PM (AllCR)

300 You mean the SPLC is actually doing something right-

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Stopped clock, twice a day century.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 02:44 PM (f9AnO)

301 Zombie German WWI U-Boat riding from the depths off France.

https://bbc.in/2M70XEp
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at January 12, 2019 02:31 PM (f9AnO)


France Surrenders!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 12, 2019 02:44 PM (SiINZ)

302 184---Marx traced alienation to modern workers only performing part of the task of manufacturing something, and instead held up the craftsmen of the Middle Ages as a model.

For some reason Reds don't talk about that much.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2019 01:26 PM (VNsf1)
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A lot of Reds DO talk about that.
Think about all of the localist, artsy-craftsy, "fair trade," organic movements on the Left.

Of course, the back-to-nature, home/handmade, anti-industrial, anti-tech, sentiment is by no means confined to the Left. There have always been agrarian Romantics on the Right too. I know many.

The difference between the leftist pre-modernists and the conservative ones is that the latter just want a world in which it is possible to live a more pre-modern life if you choose to.

The former, OTOH, want the whole world to change. They want EVERYONE to live that way and they want a mysterious Santa Claus in the sky to assure the absence of all pre-modern miseries. Oh, and they want a cell phone.
IOW, they are idiots.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 12, 2019 02:48 PM (Rxduq)

303 Of course not. Real socialism has never been tried. It's parallel to how Stalin "betrayed the revolution". (As Napoleon, Mao, Castro, and others did. Funny how Burke's and Plato's prediction keeps coming true.)

Unfortunately, I've seen an analogous argument made on our side, about free markets, or truly republican government. For that matter, GKC's silliest line ever made the same claim about Christianity. ("Found difficult and not tried.")


I have sympathy for that GKC quote. Christianity is simply not doable. Only a legalist would say so. But it's not strictly speaking immoral. I think that socialism advances ideas that are immoral and incoherent, encouraging our vilest instincts, which is why it falls apart and differs from why a strict moral system can't be followed and may discourage people in the end.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 02:50 PM (/qEW2)

304 Mark Steyn takes on Beto's dental cleaning and Cher's online freak out about the shutdown. Steyn is a treasure:


https://tinyurl.com/y7v4fudt

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 02:56 PM (AllCR)

305
nood

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 12, 2019 02:59 PM (j7IKP)

306 I'd like to find a place near me that can repair electric clocks. One night around Christmas I went downstairs and it was making a buzzing noise and had lost 1/2 hour. I immediately unplugged it.

Today I've been searching around the internet for information on it. Scroll down. It's the General Electric "New Hostess" model, probably postwar. My parents were married in 1947, so that's the right time frame.

https://www.drivingfordeco.com/tag/telechron/

Sure, I could throw it in the trash and go to Wal-Mart and buy a new Chinese-made clock for $20. But I'd rather get this one working again if possible. It's been the kitchen clock for most of my life.

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 03:00 PM (sdi6R)

307
Today I've been searching around the internet for information on it. Scroll down. It's the General Electric "New Hostess" model, probably postwar. My parents were married in 1947, so that's the right time frame.


Piece of junk only lasted 71 years.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 12, 2019 03:03 PM (TAmPV)

308 Rickl, I wish you luck in fixing it! Hopefully someone can help you. I have an electric engineer in the fam, and they have been a godsend in fixing our stoves and microwaves and the like. Could we buy new ones? Sure. But why when is a simple internal problem that adds years to the life of the appliance? Hoping your clock is the same.

Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 03:06 PM (TnaCl)

309 There is a YouTube video about repairing a model that is nearly identical (the case and hands have a different appearance), but it is not very helpful as it has no narration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iObCz3Q2O-k

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 03:07 PM (sdi6R)

310 communism isn't socialism it is state run capitalism cuba and venezuela are not the same as denmark sweden and other european socialist countries. educating people here is like trying to teach pigs to fly!

Posted by: ramondo at January 12, 2019 03:15 PM (fQBoe)

311 Flawless, lol to your dry humor! nothing lasts like the older stuff.

Can I just say that I am so glad that Tulsi Gabbard announced yesterday she is running? Indian and wahmen. Has stolen some of the thunder from Julian Castro announcing today. I bet his team was ticked! They thought they would be first out of the 2020 gate.

Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 03:21 PM (TnaCl)

312 Posted by: ramondo at January 12, 2019 03:15 PM (fQBoe)

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And none of it works, NPC bot.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 12, 2019 03:22 PM (ffYR/)

313 communism isn't socialism it is state run capitalism


You know so little, Pepe Parrot.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 03:25 PM (yQpMk)

314 Henry david thoreau said it best about capitalism when asked about the rail roads being built on peoples lands. I observe a few people ride ;but most are run over. Good book to read "the social history of the machine gun." Mother jones was a person just a magazine.

Posted by: ramondo at January 12, 2019 03:25 PM (fQBoe)

315 Nothing says economist quite like being a poet.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 03:26 PM (yQpMk)

316 The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was governed by the Communist Party.

Seems like a distinction without a difference to me.

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 03:29 PM (sdi6R)

317 In most revolutions the moderates are killed off first. that is why the communist cell was invented to survive taking heavy casualties. In our revolution we only lost dr. warren at bunker hill. Which is why dr, samuel johnson when asked by boswell what he thought about the american revolution said "I observe those who scream the loudest about freedom and liberty are the slave holding southerners!"

Posted by: ramondo at January 12, 2019 03:33 PM (fQBoe)

318 At least the Seven Years War was time-limited.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 02:03 PM (yQpMk)

Like a Seven Year WARranty.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 12, 2019 03:36 PM (NFEMn)

319 You do realize that Dr. Johnson was a Super Tory, right?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 03:36 PM (yQpMk)

320 The refugees are coming from guatamala el salvador and honduras not nicuragua because they were able to figt off ollie north and the c.i.a. drug cartels and their drug gangs.

Posted by: ramondo at January 12, 2019 03:37 PM (fQBoe)

321 You're high right now, aren't you Joe?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 03:38 PM (yQpMk)

322 319 are you saying dr. johnson was wrong and the slave holding southerners were not screaming for freedom and liberty at least for themselves if not others? Neil young's alabama says it best with his ohio a strong second with spreegsteen's born in the isa a close third. 5th dimensions version of save the country is really good too!

Posted by: ramondo at January 12, 2019 03:43 PM (fQBoe)

323 are you saying dr. johnson was wrong


I'm noting that Dr. Johnson disliked Americans because we rejected his beloved monarchy. He was certainly not one to miss a chance to drop an insult on any American. Which you would know if you knew any history at all, Parrot.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 03:46 PM (yQpMk)

324 On the other hand, Dr Johnson was right to note that most ideas are not the result of reason but rather a matter of contagion, as you prove daily.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 03:47 PM (yQpMk)

325 Liberty without justice is anarchy.

Posted by: ramondo at January 12, 2019 03:54 PM (fQBoe)

326 Those who make peaceful change impossible make violent revolution inevitable. Both the senate and electoral college are anti democratic institutions and so far the people have tolerated vote suppression ;but how much longer will they tollgate some americans being prevented from voting?

Posted by: ramondo at January 12, 2019 03:58 PM (fQBoe)

327 Ramondo, we are a constitutional republic not a democracy. Eliminate the electoral college, we become the United States of California, New York, Texas and Florida. The other states and their needs and desires can go hang.

Besides, if you are still angry over Hilary losing the popular vote, I thought it was known that the margin of voter fraud via illegals in CA and NY puts her and Trumps popular vote tally about equal. Unless you are going to argue with me that voter fraud is crazy.

Posted by: LizLem at January 12, 2019 04:05 PM (TnaCl)

328 Those who make peaceful change impossible make violent revolution inevitable.


Pablum and babble.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 04:16 PM (yQpMk)

329 Both the senate and electoral college are anti democratic institutions

Precisely so, because the Founders knew that "democracy" meant mob rule.

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 04:28 PM (sdi6R)

330
Tollgates are a toll of the white male patriarchy. VIVE la FREE PARKING!!

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 12, 2019 04:29 PM (TAmPV)

331 When does the inevitable revolution come to Cuba?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 04:37 PM (yQpMk)

332 Both the senate and electoral college are anti democratic institutions



Precisely so, because the Founders knew that "democracy" meant mob rule.

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 04:28 PM (sdi6R)
Democracy = Two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinnerLiberty = The right of the sheep not to be on the menu.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 04:37 PM (n13/j)

333 The senate and electoral collage was to appease the slave states as was the 2 amendment foe warming the slave patrols.

Posted by: ramondo at January 12, 2019 05:54 PM (fQBoe)

334 The senate and electoral collage was to appease the slave states


You really know nothing about the United States.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2019 07:13 PM (yQpMk)

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