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Scout Attacked by a Tiger
Henri Rousseau

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 First!

Posted by: Flyguy at January 29, 2019 09:26 AM (3sOO0)

2 first?

and snipes all over...

Posted by: zombie Rachel Corrie at January 29, 2019 09:26 AM (8D42x)

3 Sniper, bottom left corner.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 29, 2019 09:26 AM (3sOO0)

4 Top 10! WHOOHOO!!

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at January 29, 2019 09:27 AM (APMW0)

5 Lunch!

Posted by: BignJames at January 29, 2019 09:27 AM (cxHbL)

6 Well thats bungle in the jungle and thats alright by me!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 29, 2019 09:27 AM (JFO2v)

7 Send in another scout!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 29, 2019 09:27 AM (xfb67)

8 off damn flat dirty sock...

at least It didn't ruin a first...

and, I don't care for this style at all.

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 29, 2019 09:27 AM (8D42x)

9 Weird painting.

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at January 29, 2019 09:27 AM (APMW0)

10 This is the scene where he finally gets pissed off and eats piglet and pooh.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 29, 2019 09:28 AM (gC2IV)

11 Man is born free, yet everywhere he is found in chains attacked by tigers.

He said that, right?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? Tune in January 25th! at January 29, 2019 09:28 AM (oZ6kz)

12 That is one strange looking horse.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 09:29 AM (/tuJf)

13 Everyone seen the short video of a dude riding an elephant through some tall grass and all of a sudden a tiger appears out of nowhere, jumps up and the video cuts out as you basically see the tiger's face right up in the camera?

Freaky how close those animals can get to you without knowing. My coworker went on a safari for his honeymoon and he talked about how crazy it was that the lions and other big cats just seemed to appear out of nowhere.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 29, 2019 09:30 AM (KUaJL)

14 That's bad news for the scout and his miniature friend on a miniature horse.

I wonder if miniature people have sources for miniature horses that the rest of us don't know.

Also, it looks like Rousseau has never seen a tiger in real life.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:30 AM (fuK7c)

15 A tiger? In Africa? Must've escaped from a zoo.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 29, 2019 09:30 AM (gC2IV)

16 10 This is the scene where he finally gets pissed off and eats piglet and pooh.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 29, 2019 09:28 AM (gC2IV)

Cutting a bitch is what tiggers do best

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 29, 2019 09:30 AM (KUaJL)

17 Which one do the snipers have orders to shoot?

Posted by: Miklos, they're EVERYWHERE at January 29, 2019 09:30 AM (zCyNd)

18 Is the Scout a Boy or a Girl?

Posted by: Confused at January 29, 2019 09:31 AM (DMUuz)

19 @15 beat me to it.

Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:31 AM (ZfRYq)

20 10 This is the scene where he finally gets pissed off and eats piglet and pooh.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 29, 2019 09:28 AM (gC2IV)

The old POUNCE! Highly dreaded by both poohs and pundits!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 29, 2019 09:31 AM (JFO2v)

21 OT:

I've started actually blogging at my own site.

I'm posting old movie threads as well as smaller thoughts on movies I've recently watched.

Most recent is Top Hat.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 09:32 AM (9kfJR)

22 Tigers are in India, right?

Posted by: dantesed at January 29, 2019 09:32 AM (88xKn)

23 Why are y'all conjecturing that this is Africa?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:32 AM (fuK7c)

24 Reboot The Classics - not a Muldoon limerick

A smiling young lady from Niger
Once went for a ride on a tiger
They returned from the ride
With the lady inside
And the smile on the face of the tiger!



(NOTE: This one always troubled me a ittle due to the re-use of the word tiger twice. But since it's a classic I'm going to let it slide)

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:32 AM (m45I2)

25 The tiger is about to step into the butter.

You'd think they'd learn.

Posted by: Little Black Sambo at January 29, 2019 09:32 AM (zCyNd)

26 I can't quite make out what is holding that spear.

Posted by: Vic at January 29, 2019 09:32 AM (mpXpK)

27 Scout attacked by a Tiger. It doesn't look like any of those.

Posted by: Archer at January 29, 2019 09:33 AM (gmo/4)

28 23 Why are y'all conjecturing that this is Africa?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:32 AM (fuK7c)

-------

Monty Python reference.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 29, 2019 09:33 AM (gC2IV)

29 It's no Rothko.

Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:33 AM (ZfRYq)

30 Most predators hit fast and hard and you never see them coming. They do this to minimize the chance of being injured themselves.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 29, 2019 09:33 AM (xfb67)

31 That horse has Praying Mantis front legs and somebody's on acid.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 29, 2019 09:33 AM (hjaPQ)

32 Bander you need to report to the re-education camp.

Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:34 AM (ZfRYq)

33 If this is plein-air painting, the artist is next.

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 09:34 AM (Bdeb0)

34 Looks worse embiggend.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 09:34 AM (RRfF8)

35 Scout needs a bow tie and an insouciant manner and or actual definition.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 29, 2019 09:34 AM (ZejZP)

36 4/10. Would hang in closet.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 09:34 AM (pUDQf)

37 22 Tigers are in India, right?
Posted by: dantesed at January 29, 2019 09:32 AM (88xKn)

Yep Tiggers roam the hundred acre woods

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 29, 2019 09:34 AM (JFO2v)

38 @30 also so they can, you know, catch their prey.

Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:34 AM (ZfRYq)

39 Speaking of art, are any of you familiar with the great William Shatner doing a musical rendition of Mark Antony's speech from Julius Caesar, inter-cut with mediocre 90s hip-hop? Because it's real.

https://youtu.be/73tjF0bzAi4

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 29, 2019 09:34 AM (I2dne)

40 Helping the Tiger merit badge? Result, failure.

Posted by: Archer at January 29, 2019 09:35 AM (gmo/4)

41 Why are y'all conjecturing that this is Africa?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:32 AM (fuK7c)


Black baby underneath the tiger's paw?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 29, 2019 09:35 AM (/qEW2)

42 If there was every a time for the sniper to show up...

Posted by: pincorrect at January 29, 2019 09:35 AM (3LmBI)

43 Horse mounted scout is about to find that his blade was not the winner of Forged in Fire.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

44

Camouflage - a limerick

Two men in the jungle one day
Hunting big cats or so they both say
One- "I spotted a leopard!"
Came the answer, intrepid
"Don't be silly, they all come that way!"

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:35 AM (m45I2)

45 I see adam schitt is getting worried that meuller is going to produce a big goose egg with his report. He is pi$$ed that Acting AG whittaker is talking about the probe nearing completion.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 29, 2019 09:35 AM (JUOKG)

46 Rousseau was ahead of his time in painting the first allegorical picture of Orange Man attacking Brown people.

Posted by: bluebell at January 29, 2019 09:36 AM (U5tDi)

47 Bungalow Bill Meets Karma Up-Close

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 09:36 AM (Bdeb0)

48 And the smile on the face of the tiger!



(NOTE: This one always troubled me a ittle due to the re-use of the word tiger twice. But since it's a classic I'm going to let it slide)
Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:32 AM (m45I2)

I keep trying to do it with tigger but....

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 29, 2019 09:36 AM (JFO2v)

49 People that can't really paint hide shit they can't paint behind leaves and bushes.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 09:36 AM (pUDQf)

50 Why are y'all conjecturing that this is Africa?"

Well, it's not Kansas anymore, Toto...


Morning, y'all! Chilly AM (43 on the back deck, so brrrrr...)

More coffeve!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 09:36 AM (6qErC)

51 Tiger may have Scout's head in his mouth.....I don't like Scout's chances.

Posted by: BignJames at January 29, 2019 09:36 AM (cxHbL)

52 >>I see adam schitt is getting worried that meuller is going to produce a big goose egg with his report. He is pi$$ed that Acting AG whittaker is talking about the probe nearing completion.

Going to make it a bit more awkward to justify the House continuing their "investigations" when Mueller says there is nothing more to investigate.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 09:37 AM (/tuJf)

53 52 >>I see adam schitt is getting worried that meuller is going to produce a big goose egg with his report. He is pi$$ed that Acting AG whittaker is talking about the probe nearing completion.

Going to make it a bit more awkward to justify the House continuing their "investigations" when Mueller says there is nothing more to investigate.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 09:37 AM (/tuJf)

==========

And yet, it won't stop them.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 09:37 AM (9kfJR)

54 I guess Boo Radley is running late.

Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:37 AM (ZfRYq)

55 I see adam schitt is getting worried that meuller is going to produce a big goose egg with his report. He is pi$$ed that Acting AG whittaker is talking about the probe nearing completion.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 29, 2019 09:35 AM (JUOKG)
++++++++++++
I think Mueller's report is going to be a smear job fraught with innuendo and assertion and speculation but without the goods. It will be politically very damaging and will provide the house with a pretext to impeach because of how "bad" P45 is, but I think it's gonna come up nada on criminality.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 29, 2019 09:38 AM (I2dne)

56 Scout Attacked by a Tiger

*******



He should have been prepared.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:38 AM (m45I2)

57 Erickson's problem in the sidebar-linked tweet is simple supply and demand. There is a real glut of Trans Cons on the market. Lots of supply, and no discernible demand.

I weep.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 29, 2019 09:38 AM (VaN/j)

58 Articles of impeachment arrive within 24 hours of RBG assuming room temperature or March 15 whichever comes first.

Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:38 AM (ZfRYq)

59 One- "I spotted a leopard!"
Came the answer, intrepid
"Don't be silly, they all come that way!"



I got a major linguistic breakthrough with this. (Not this limerick, this concept).

I used to see ads for a NYC restaurant called Il Gatto Pardo with a picture of a cheetah. I know that gatto is cat, so I figured that this meant spotted cat and then I realized that leopard is Leo Pard, the spotted lion.

Just thought I'd share.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:39 AM (fuK7c)

60 This was one of Nathan Phillips' squadmates in the marines. He was a good soldier and a good friend.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 29, 2019 09:39 AM (KUaJL)

61 55 I think Mueller's report is going to be a smear job fraught with innuendo and assertion and speculation but without the goods. It will be politically very damaging and will provide the house with a pretext to impeach because of how "bad" P45 is, but I think it's gonna come up nada on criminality.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 29, 2019 09:38 AM (I2dne)

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

The worst parts will get leaked.

Of course, they will amount to, "Trump shouldn't have hired Paul Manafort because he's slimy," but it'll be enough for Democrats to impeach anyway because their base and money demand it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 09:39 AM (9kfJR)

62 Scout Attacked by a Tiger


*********


He's now qualified for his Feline Alimentary Exploration merit badge.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:39 AM (m45I2)

63 Soros said:

I want to use my time tonight to warn the world about an unprecedented danger that's threatening the very survival of open societies.

..

Tonight I want to call attention to the mortal danger facing open societies from the instruments of control that machine learning and artificial intelligence can put in the hands of repressive regimes. I'll focus on China, where Xi Jinping wants a one-party state to reign supreme.

A lot of things have happened since last year and I've learned a lot about the shape that totalitarian control is going to take in China.

..

All the rapidly expanding information available about a person is going to be consolidated in a centralized database to create a "social credit system." Based on that data, people will be evaluated by algorithms that will determine whether they pose a threat to the one-party state. People will then be treated accordingly.

The social credit system is not yet fully operational, but it's clear where it's heading. It will subordinate the fate of the individual to the interests of the one-party state in ways unprecedented in history.

I find the social credit system frightening and abhorrent. Unfortunately, some Chinese find it rather attractive because it provides information and services that aren't currently available and can also protect law-abiding citizens against enemies of the state.

China isn't the only authoritarian regime in the world, but it's undoubtedly the wealthiest, strongest and most developed in machine learning and artificial intelligence. This makes Xi Jinping the most dangerous opponent of those who believe in the concept of open society. But Xi isn't alone. Authoritarian regimes are proliferating all over the world and if they succeed, they will become totalitarian.

---

.. There was a report the other day about a Chinese app that will tell you if you are near somebody of low social credit.
What's different about the 21th Century is that you don't have to wear a "star of David" to be discriminated against.
Most Chinese cities now have cameras with facial recognition running 24/7. While it isn't perfect, it's nearly impossible for a Western to hide there.

Posted by: SMOD at January 29, 2019 09:39 AM (QkjLD)

64 58 Articles of impeachment arrive within 24 hours of RBG assuming room temperature or March 15 whichever comes first.
Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:38 AM (ZfRYq)

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I can totally believe that.

"Panic! A president being impeached can't nominate judges, right? Right?!?!?!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 09:40 AM (9kfJR)

65 "Never get off the boat!"

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 09:40 AM (Bdeb0)

66 @64 and tell the man what he's won!

Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:41 AM (ZfRYq)

67 Just thought I'd share.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:39 AM (fuK7c)

What's Don Pardo?

Posted by: BignJames at January 29, 2019 09:41 AM (cxHbL)

68 Speaking of art, are any of you familiar with the great William Shatner doing a musical rendition of Mark Antony's speech from Julius Caesar, inter-cut with mediocre 90s hip-hop? Because it's real.

https://youtu.be/73tjF0bzAi4

-
Is there nothing that man can't won't do?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 29, 2019 09:41 AM (+y/Ru)

69 NYC restaurant called Il Gatto Pardo



You mean THAT Don Pardo??!!!

Posted by: Miklos with big announcer voice at January 29, 2019 09:41 AM (zCyNd)

70 Jeff Flake announcing he's not running for President in order to bash Trump.

Instead, he's taking a cushy CBS job in order to bash Trump.

Posted by: WisRich at January 29, 2019 09:41 AM (G0vdT)

71 rousseau was championed by the avant-garde artists of paris and late in life was feted at a dinner organized by picasso.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 29, 2019 09:41 AM (Pg+x7)

72 66 @64 and tell the man what he's won!
Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:41 AM (ZfRYq)

==========

*crosses fingers*

Please be ampersands, please be ampersands...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 09:41 AM (9kfJR)

73 Kamala running on The Purge platform.

Except every day.

And only some people get Purge privilege.

Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:42 AM (ZfRYq)

74 43
Horse mounted scout is about to find that his blade was not the winner of Forged in Fire.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:35 AM (fuK7c)


That would be a funny test of the swords.

And the final test, enter this ring and cut a live tiger in half!


Are you going to tie him down or something?


Well that wouldn't be much of a test now would it?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 29, 2019 09:43 AM (ymnmz)

75 Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 29, 2019 09:43 AM (ZejZP)

76 Don't get off the boat !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 29, 2019 09:43 AM (5fNnO)

77 I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, it looks like some cheesy graphic art logo. Ie. more of an eye catching logo than art. On the other hand, when you enlarge it, the three central figures are all creatively grotesque, and I like that. They seem to be balanced precariously on the grass rather than being on the ground, which is another odd effect I like.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 29, 2019 09:43 AM (/qEW2)

78 was feted at a dinner organized by picasso.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 29, 2019 09:41 AM (Pg+x7)


Who was never called an asshole.

Posted by: J. Richman and the Modern Lovers at January 29, 2019 09:43 AM (zCyNd)

79 64 58 Articles of impeachment arrive within 24 hours of RBG assuming room temperature or March 15 whichever comes first.
Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:38 AM (ZfRYq)

===========

I can totally believe that.

"Panic! A president being impeached can't nominate judges, right? Right?!?!?!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 09:40 AM (9kfJR)
------------

Which may explain why Mueller told Whitaker that his report is almost ready.

Posted by: WisRich at January 29, 2019 09:43 AM (G0vdT)

80 Willowed, RE: Obama's pallets of money to Iran.

The money did not belong to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

It belonged to the legitimate government of Iran.

Iran does not currently have a legitimate government, so it was being held in trust until such a government existed.

Obama betrayed the Iranian people by giving their treasure to their oppressors.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at January 29, 2019 09:40 AM (J+mig)

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at January 29, 2019 09:43 AM (J+mig)

81 Best explanation ever.

So my house was broken into yesterday while I was at work. Don't worry, everyone is ok.

Fortunately, the alarm told me and I contacted the police. They apprehended a man with his 10 yr old daughter ransacking the house.

The bad news is, my neighbors took a vote and decided the girl was innocent and was only there because her dad brought her.

Now, I have to give her a room, feed her and pay for her to go to school.

Worse yet, since she would be abandoned if her dad goes to jail, he's been found innocent and I have to let him stay with the girl and feed him too.

If you think this is unfair, then you understand DACA.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 09:44 AM (RRfF8)

82 The Scout Lady or the Tiger?

Posted by: Miklos, back in school at January 29, 2019 09:44 AM (zCyNd)

83 Is there nothing that man can't won't do?"

It's a clip from a flik... kinda funny.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 09:44 AM (6qErC)

84 >>I can totally believe that.

>>"Panic! A president being impeached can't nominate judges, right? Right?!?!?!"

There is only one person who can make that call, Cocaine Mitch.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 09:44 AM (/tuJf)

85 79
Which may explain why Mueller told Whitaker that his report is almost ready.
Posted by: WisRich at January 29, 2019 09:43 AM (G0vdT)

===========

"You're funny. We're getting ACB on SCOTUS to replace RBG no matter what."
-Cocaine Mitch

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 09:44 AM (9kfJR)

86 It's an errand tiger, sent by grocery clerks to collect a bill.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 29, 2019 09:45 AM (gC2IV)

87 Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?



He spelt it tyger, and it's "dared frame thy...'"


Look, it's not the first time I've been a dick.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:45 AM (fuK7c)

88 63
Soros said:

Yes that had me scratching my head. What's his game here? I mean a social credit system as a means of control is his wet dream. All I can imagine is he has shorted the yuan or something.

Posted by: StefanH at January 29, 2019 09:45 AM (v5han)

89 Well thats bungle in the jungle and thats alright by me!
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 29, 2019 09:27 AM (JFO2v)


You wanna bungle in my jungle?
I'll take you on
Stampede your rumpa
And send you home.
You wanna rumble in space
I put my laser on stun.
And on the north pole, I'll ice you son.

Konichiwa, beyotches.

Posted by: Robyn at January 29, 2019 09:45 AM (/qEW2)

90
To The Nourishment of Our Bodies - a limerick

A young tiger mother they say
Raised her son in the best tiger way
"B'fore you eat that man's face
We first should say Grace
Bow your head, Junior, now let us prey!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:45 AM (m45I2)

91 If you think this is unfair, then you understand DACA.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 09:44 AM (RRfF8

Yup. Spot on.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 09:45 AM (pUDQf)

92 Found the kitteh! That was easy. This one must be for beginners.

Posted by: rickl at January 29, 2019 09:46 AM (xjiRE)

93 Morning y'all!

Go hit someone over the head with a frying pan.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 09:46 AM (MJhQ7)

94 soros is only sorry He doesn't solely own the machine lock stock and barrel

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 09:47 AM (gLMhO)

95 93 Morning y'all!

Go hit someone over the head with a frying pan.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 09:46 AM (MJhQ7

Mom??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 09:47 AM (pUDQf)

96 nurse, Yickes, what's up, You usually say, be kind to those not deserving?

so whutz up?

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 09:48 AM (gLMhO)

97 >>it's "dared frame thy...'" Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:45 AM (fuK7c)

...in the last stanza. It's "could" in the first.

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 09:48 AM (Bdeb0)

98 He spelt it tyger, and it's "dared frame thy...'"

Look, it's not the first time I've been a dick.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


*********



#BlakeLivesMatter

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:48 AM (m45I2)

99 but I do have a frying pan to share.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 09:48 AM (gLMhO)

100 Is that painting a metaphor for the left's attack on the Boy Scouts? Who knew Rousseau was a prophet.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 29, 2019 09:48 AM (3sjI6)

101 anyway, the scout doesn't seem to be great at his job, He's not even hiding although there is flora all around him.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 09:49 AM (gLMhO)

102 ...in the last stanza. It's "could" in the first.

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 09:48 AM (Bdeb0)



Huh. Never noticed that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:50 AM (fuK7c)

103 "So you're telling me I don't have to spend money to bash Trump and the Republican party. You'll actually pay me to do that? What a country!"

- Jeff Flake

Posted by: WisRich at January 29, 2019 09:50 AM (G0vdT)

104 You get away from that scout or I'll give you SUCH a pinch!

Posted by: Gay Scoutmaster at January 29, 2019 09:50 AM (gC2IV)

105 Look out for that tiger!

Posted by: sinalco at January 29, 2019 09:50 AM (yODqO)

106 103 "So you're telling me I don't have to spend money to bash Trump and the Republican party. You'll actually pay me to do that? What a country!"

- Jeff Flake
Posted by: WisRich at January 29, 2019 09:50 AM (G0vdT)

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"We'll pay you to advance conservative principles..."
-The Federalist

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 09:51 AM (9kfJR)

107 I can see the tiger but I don't know what the other figures are.

Posted by: Decaf at January 29, 2019 09:51 AM (hT1qM)

108 i don't know what i'm looking at......what's that black and white thing?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 29, 2019 09:51 AM (0O7c5)

109 Elin was right, Tiger really is a predator.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at January 29, 2019 09:51 AM (PlHj3)

110 Hi willow!

It's dark and cold and Tuesday.

And I don't wanna be nice today. I'd rather whack someone

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 09:51 AM (MJhQ7)

111 Miklos, thanks for the tip about goggles4u - checking it out now

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 09:51 AM (BJlbN)

112 RBG canceled two appearances in February, and there was lots of wrangling involving her and the SOTU address. Democrats don't want the optics of an empty seat (in addition to giving the president a platform before 15th Feb). Roberts is also concerned people are going to have some legitimacy questions should her health prove to not be what they say it is. This was part of the reason for DC activity yesterday.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 29, 2019 09:52 AM (VpIIl)

113 "Scout Attacked By a Tiger"?

I guess Atticus never gave her any advice about tigers before she left home. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 29, 2019 09:52 AM (7MRhd)

114 Needs more curry.

Posted by: The Tiger at January 29, 2019 09:52 AM (gC2IV)

115 What's different about the 21th Century is that you don't have to wear a "star of David" to be discriminated against.
Most Chinese cities now have cameras with facial recognition running 24/7. While it isn't perfect, it's nearly impossible for a Western to hide there.


Funny. Soros acknowledges that facial recognition would only work against a Westerner, not against the actual chinese, since they all rook arike.

Posted by: Robyn at January 29, 2019 09:52 AM (/qEW2)

116 Look, it's not the first time I've been a dick.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Whatever, mathnerd~!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 29, 2019 09:52 AM (ZejZP)

117 ok....i see it now....a person fell off a horse? the artist should stick with plants.....or practice more on animals and people......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 29, 2019 09:52 AM (0O7c5)

118 I must learn to refresh the front page. I thought Morning Report was still on top and left a comment there.

It was very important. Everyone go back and read it right away. Hahaha. Of course it wasn't. It was like this one, full of fluff and nonsense signifying I need another cuppa coffee.

Rousseau makes me feel like I need glasses. YMMV

Posted by: mindful webworker's critical ghost, hanging around at January 29, 2019 09:52 AM (RpdsG)

119 Soros went on to sharply criticize the "debt trap diplomacy" of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI):

It was designed to promote the interests of China, not the interests of the recipient countries; its ambitious infrastructure projects were mainly financed by loans, not by grants, and foreign officials were often bribed to accept them. Many of these projects proved to be uneconomic.

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I consider BRI to be hegemony thru infrastructure.
There was a report (discredited I think, but instructive none the less) about an African country (Kenya?) losing control of their port to the Chinese over debt.

Posted by: SMOD at January 29, 2019 09:52 AM (QkjLD)

120 On the fourth episode of Bibilica and they are tracking down a first edition of Kenji Miyazawa's Asura and Spring that has vanished from a locked library.

Next episode will be about A Clockwork Orange

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 29, 2019 09:53 AM (7MiSx)

121 110 Hi willow!

It's dark and cold and Tuesday.

And I don't wanna be nice today. I'd rather whack someone
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 09:51 AM (MJhQ7


Whack a fool Tuesdays. My favorite day!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 09:53 AM (pUDQf)

122

Greetings fappers and fappees.

This painting is a representation of the Clemson tiger devouring St. Nick Saban in the NatChamps.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 29, 2019 09:53 AM (HaL55)

123 Clemson pounces on Alabama.

Posted by: BignJames at January 29, 2019 09:53 AM (cxHbL)

124 Thanks to my chastisement I just went and read the whole Tyger poem again. Damn that's good.

https://bit.ly/2sWzFYo

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:53 AM (fuK7c)

125 Somebody shoulda told that scout to STAY OUT THE BUSHES!

Posted by: The Reverend Jesse Jackson at January 29, 2019 09:53 AM (hjaPQ)

126 It's dark and cold and Tuesday.



And I don't wanna be nice today. I'd rather whack someone


Posted by: nurse ratched

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Hey! You're outta line and stepping into my bidness. Capisce?

Posted by: Tony Soprano at January 29, 2019 09:54 AM (p+4lN)

127 NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Posted by: Atticus Finch at January 29, 2019 09:54 AM (NWiLs)

128 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 29, 2019 09:53 AM (HaL55)

Hey now!

Posted by: BignJames at January 29, 2019 09:54 AM (cxHbL)

129 78 richman "... who was never called an asshole."

a few weeks ago there was an art thread that asked about artists who'd done bad things and should that disqualify their art. an example is picasso who was denounced as a cruel mysogonist in a book by arianna huffington. she predicted his market would collapse and told everyone to sell their picasso's.

ha! i say ha! ha!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 29, 2019 09:54 AM (Pg+x7)

130 Is that Mowgli in the bushes, holding back and not helping?

Posted by: Sphynx at January 29, 2019 09:54 AM (rXie1)

131 nurse, I have a list that I can share.
Although that might out us as the gentler species of mankind.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 09:54 AM (gLMhO)

132 what's that black and white thing?



********


The culmination of 250 years of race relations in America ranging from the clash of Northern European settlers purchasing African tribesmen into bondage, to the three-fifths. compromise, on to the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation and eventually the March on Selma and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to today's urban/rural cultural divide.


Oh, you were referring to the painting? Never mind.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:54 AM (m45I2)

133 On the fourth episode of Bibilica and they are tracking down a first edition of Kenji Miyazawa's Asura and Spring that has vanished from a locked library.


Is this a television show or an internet thingie?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:54 AM (fuK7c)

134 @chrislhayes


The least sexy part of socialism is effective, efficient bureaucratic administration but the project lives or dies based on it.

Posted by: Tami at January 29, 2019 09:55 AM (cF8AT)

135 >>the Clemson tiger devouring St. Nick Saban in the NatChamps. Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 29, 2019 09:53 AM (HaL55)

"Don't 'roll,' Tide! Play dead. Play dead!"

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 09:55 AM (Bdeb0)

136 Is there nothing that man can't won't do?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 29, 2019 09:41 AM (+y/Ru)
+++++++++++++
I hope not. He keeps it real. Real weird.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 29, 2019 09:55 AM (I2dne)

137 Miklos, thanks for the tip about goggles4u - checking it out now

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 09:51 AM (BJlbN)

Just check the frame size-I got one that was too small.

They sent another, larger, free of charge.

Posted by: Miklos, not a paid spokesperson at January 29, 2019 09:56 AM (zCyNd)

138 Did Rousseau do the illustrations for the Little Golden Book edition of Little Black Sambo? Because the style looks really familiar.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 29, 2019 09:56 AM (qc+VF)

139 Most Chinese cities now have cameras with facial recognition running 24/7. "

So... London.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 09:56 AM (6qErC)

140 Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:54 AM (m45I2)


*claps*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:56 AM (fuK7c)

141 If you whack someone on the head with a frying pan in real life do they get a 10 inch bump on their head or is that just a cartoon thing?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:57 AM (m45I2)

142 134 @chrislhayes


The least sexy part of socialism is effective, efficient bureaucratic administration but the project lives or dies based on it.

Posted by: Tami at January 29, 2019 09:55 AM (cF8AT)

---------

I think I may have spotted a flaw in his plan.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 29, 2019 09:57 AM (gC2IV)

143 Willow,

You're sweet. It's your turn to have the blanket. Did you get my cookies?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 09:57 AM (MJhQ7)

144 @chrislhayes
The least sexy part of socialism is effective, efficient bureaucratic administration but the project lives or dies based on it.

Posted by: Tami at January 29, 2019 09:55 AM (cF8AT)

I liked it better when he was crying quietly into his sweater.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 29, 2019 09:57 AM (IqOTP)

145 "I see adam schitt is getting worried that meuller is going to produce a big goose egg with his report. He is pi$$ed that Acting AG whittaker is talking about the probe nearing completion.

Going to make it a bit more awkward to justify the House continuing their "investigations" when Mueller says there is nothing more to investigate.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 09:37 AM (/tuJf)"

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Not going to happen. There will be no report, Mueller will continue to investigate for as long as Trump is the president.

This is a parallel government, Mueller is in charge of the DOJ and the FBI.

Posted by: Decaf at January 29, 2019 09:57 AM (hT1qM)

146
"Never get off the boat!"

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 09:40 AM (Bdeb0)


But you said you wanted mangoes.

Posted by: Archer at January 29, 2019 09:57 AM (gmo/4)

147 Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 29, 2019 09:56 AM (qc+VF)

I'd have to see his pancake batter....or was it butter?

Posted by: BignJames at January 29, 2019 09:58 AM (cxHbL)

148 Whack a fool Tuesdays. My favorite day!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 09:53 AM (pUDQf)

Remember-Tuesday is Pants Day!

Posted by: Miss Miklos Manners at January 29, 2019 09:58 AM (zCyNd)

149 Tami, I really have no idea what that means.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 09:58 AM (gLMhO)

150 Bandersnatch, a TV series that came out in Japan a few years ago.

Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia's Case Files

And I am betting the book is still in the library or their book collecting friend in a drunken stupor is sitting on it without knowing what it is.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 29, 2019 09:58 AM (7MiSx)

151 Rousseau was the Grandma Moses of France.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 09:58 AM (VeUrT)

152 Articles of impeachment arrive within 24 hours of RBG assuming room temperature or March 15 whichever comes first.


Posted by: blaster at January 29, 2019 09:38 AM

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Agree. Their obvious ploy is that Trump can't appoint a new SCOTUS Judge because he is being impeached.


Anyone want to bet against that?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 29, 2019 09:58 AM (JUOKG)

153 nurse, the mail is delayed I suspect, but the blanket is fabulous, currently being washed dried and fluffed.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 09:59 AM (gLMhO)

154 If you whack someone on the head with a frying pan in real life do they get a 10 inch bump on their head or is that just a cartoon thing?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:57 AM (m45I2)

Cartoon thing

Posted by: Moe, Larry, and Curley at January 29, 2019 09:59 AM (zCyNd)

155 In the jungle the lion might be asleep, but the tiger sure as heck ain't.

A whim away, a whim away, a whim away, a whim away.

Posted by: Tokens at January 29, 2019 09:59 AM (/qEW2)

156 SMOD -- It definitely sounds like China is getting in the way of Dr Evil's "investments"

Posted by: StefanH at January 29, 2019 09:59 AM (v5han)

157 148 Whack a fool Tuesdays. My favorite day!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 09:53 AM (pUDQf)

Remember-Tuesday is Pants Day!
Posted by: Miss Miklos Manners at January 29, 2019 09:58 AM (zCyNd


Holy crap! I forgot pants. This is just like a dream I had!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 09:59 AM (pUDQf)

158 Muldoon,

Depends on the frying pan. Cast iron would probably cause quite the goose egg. My non stick would just make noise.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 09:59 AM (MJhQ7)

159 Sambo's approach was better. Plus, pancakes!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at January 29, 2019 10:00 AM (xSo9G)

160 Depends on the frying pan. Cast iron would probably cause quite the goose egg. My non stick would just make noise.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 09:59 AM (MJhQ7)
++++++++++++++
But easier to clean if you do end up drawing blood. There are tradeoffs involved in any decision.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 29, 2019 10:00 AM (I2dne)

161 If you whack someone on the head with a frying pan in real life do they get a 10 inch bump on their head or is that just a cartoon thing?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:57 AM (m45I2)

Cartoon thing
Posted by: Moe,etc..

I do know a kid that did this to his brother when they were children.

which is why I have a thing against Larry and moe, maybe even curly to this day.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:00 AM (gLMhO)

162 134 @chrislhayes
I

The least sexy part of socialism is effective, efficient bureaucratic administration but the project lives or dies based on it.


Same old leftist excuse that Socialism works but it just hasn't been done right yet.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:00 AM (VeUrT)

163 The scout will have a severe flesh wound, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is about to leap out of the bushes and put the tiger in an arm bar until he submits and agrees to a life of peaceably eating kibbles and soy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 10:01 AM (fuK7c)

164 Muldoon:
(NOTE: This one always troubled me a little due to the re-use of the word tiger twice...)

Yeah, you can do that singin' the Blues, though.

But, what with that and rhyming of Nye-jer with Tye-ger, the judges may have to knock down some points. Classic. Sure.

dictionary.cambridge.org/pronunciation/english/niger

Posted by: mindful webworker's analytical ghost, hanging around at January 29, 2019 10:01 AM (RpdsG)

165 I admit to having stored my cat iron skillets somewhere , I really love cephalon at this point why not have the best of both worlds for a decent clean up duty?

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:02 AM (gLMhO)

166 In the jungle the lion might be asleep, but the tiger sure as heck ain't.

A whim away, a whim away, a whim away, a whim away.
Posted by: Tokens

In the jungle, the mighty jungle

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:02 AM (RRfF8)

167 >>The least sexy part of socialism is effective, efficient bureaucratic administration but the project lives or dies based on it.

It's almost like socialists have no idea what the whole representative democracy is all about.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 10:02 AM (/tuJf)

168 Rousseau was the Grandma Moses of France.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 09:58 AM (VeUrT)

Realize that post may be mistaken for snark on the quality of his work. Though not a big fan of his style I meant that he didn't start painting until he was in his 40s IIRC.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:03 AM (VeUrT)

169 What's the real driving force behind these idiots pushing ' properly done' socialism?

I mean, I get why the powerful people are pushing it. But these kids must believe something. Like free money for doing nothing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:03 AM (pUDQf)

170 Well, of course Scout was attacked, she was dressed like a ham! It's a good thing Boo Radley was there to save her.

Posted by: Pete in TX at January 29, 2019 10:03 AM (2RBkF)

171 Mornin' Horde. Art looks like an early '80s album cover.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 29, 2019 10:03 AM (AM1GF)

172 Jack I disagree, they represent well. themselves .

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:03 AM (gLMhO)

173 Wakes up.
Scratches.
Looks around.
Dang. This is a horrible painting.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: DIogenes at January 29, 2019 10:03 AM (0tfLf)

174 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Having a cup of tea while working on my book.

I'm too lazy to look it up - is this the same artist who did the famous picture of a tiger sneaking up on a fellow snoozing in the desert?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 29, 2019 10:04 AM (Ki5SV)

175 all people don't count, just themselves.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:04 AM (gLMhO)

176 Same old leftist excuse that Socialism works but it just hasn't been done right yet.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:00 AM (VeUrT)
+++++++++++++
Bullshit. Socialism - like all revolutionary utopian philosophies - depends on the perfectibility of man. Whether you think the end state is moral or not (I think it is not), it still depends on remaking man as a perfect creature. Therefore, it is impossible even if it is desireable.

Judeo-Christian civilization acknowledges the imperfection (and imperfectibility) of man, and our better political systems largely come out of that knowledge - which makes them workable and robust.

Socialism and its ilk are aberrant, impossible, immoral and dangerous. Putting the "right" person in charge will not change that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 29, 2019 10:04 AM (I2dne)

177 That tiger needs a nutshot.

Posted by: Rikki Tikki Tavi at January 29, 2019 10:04 AM (hjaPQ)

178 This gave me a chuckle:

@Twitter

One thing you'd Tweet your teenage self

3:06 PM - 28 Jan 2019


Stephen Miller @redsteeze

Learn to code

Posted by: Tami at January 29, 2019 10:04 AM (cF8AT)

179 For some odd reason, there are a group of Austrians at the Senate Intel Committee hearing.

Wonder what language they speak.

Posted by: Miklos, suddeutschesprecher at January 29, 2019 10:04 AM (zCyNd)

180 Willowed

I gave up in 2012. Granted, Mittens was a pretty lousy candidate, but re-electing the SCOAMF because America needed a Diversity hire was my signal that the country had become an irredeemable Idiocracy.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at January 29, 2019 09:40 AM (O7MnT)


I've come to believe that the best possible thing happened with the defeat of Mutt Rombley and McCain. Granted the Bathhouse Rat was the worst President we ever had but the country survived and now has a fighting chance of being put back on the rails. Either of those two RINO turds would have put us further behind the eight ball than we are now imo.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (y7DUB)

181 165 I admit to having stored my cat iron skillets somewhere , I really love cephalon at this point why not have the best of both worlds for a decent clean up duty?
Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:02 AM (gLMhO)


I prefer dog iron, but potayto putatas.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (pUDQf)

182 112
RBG canceled two appearances in February, and there was lots of
wrangling involving her and the SOTU address. Democrats don't want the
optics of an empty seat (in addition to giving the president a platform
before 15th Feb). Roberts is also concerned people are going to have
some legitimacy questions should her health prove to not be what they
say it is. This was part of the reason for DC activity yesterday.


Posted by: Marcus T at January 29, 2019 09:52 AM (VpIIl)


Well, lets see if they actually point a camera at the SCOTUS while seated at SOTU and if anyone in MSM makes any comments.

If there is a full media embargo of the RBG situation, we will have gone full Soviet.

Expect the worst.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (ymnmz)

183 Also, it looks like Rousseau has never seen a tiger in real life.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 09:30 AM (fuK7c)


Have you ever seen how the chinese depict lions? They were even able to successfully pass off a large dog as a lion in one of their zoos. Compared to that, Rousseau's image is photo realism. Or maybe they have seen lions but tiny aperture of their eyes causes some distortion of the image.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (/qEW2)

184 Sambo's approach was better. Plus, pancakes!"

*I do miss Sambo's*

So there.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (6qErC)

185 Go hit someone over the head with a frying pan.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 09:46 AM (MJhQ7

Oh boy, oh boy, violent antisocial behavior! *bounces up and down, claps hands gleefully*

Posted by: Insomniac at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (NWiLs)

186 A Baltimore scout, not a Texas scout.

Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (n13/j)

187 ... i.e., i've been on to huffington from the start. she comes in here and sprinkles the place with her powder and perfume, sticks a paper lantern over the light and lo and behold the place is turned into egypt nd she's the queen of the nile - and you know what i say? ha! ha! do you hear me? ha! ha! ha!.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 29, 2019 10:06 AM (Pg+x7)

188 I prefer dog iron, but potayto putatas.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (pUDQf)
+++++++++++
We're Pig Iron men.

Posted by: Chinese Industry During the Cultural Revolution at January 29, 2019 10:06 AM (I2dne)

189 Alabama does it cut down on kitchen cleanup as well ?

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:06 AM (gLMhO)

190 167 >>The least sexy part of socialism is effective, efficient bureaucratic administration but the project lives or dies based on it.

It's almost like socialists have no idea what the whole representative democracy is all about.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 10:02 AM (/tuJf)

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

Also, bureaucracies suck. They always, always become consumed with protecting themselves against any outside forces.

It's just another example of the great misunderstanding of human nature that leads people to wanting socialism in the first place.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 10:07 AM (9kfJR)

191 Posted by: Captain Hate at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (y7DUB)

I disagree but we will never really know. Nothing has been worse for our country than Obama. We have only begun to feel the consequences. More to come.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:07 AM (VeUrT)

192 Good grief, I hadn't heard this before: The FBI actually had two amphibious units in the water behind Stone's house.

Also saw on Twitter that they deployed more manpower to get Stone than they did to get Bin Laden.

And he gets released on his own recognizance.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 29, 2019 10:07 AM (NtglE)

193 If you whack someone on the head with a frying pan in real life do they get a 10 inch bump on their head or is that just a cartoon thing?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:57 AM


I've read that it's an effective cure for alcoholism. But I don't wanna spend the day looking up the cases, so don't ask. One was the founder of AA. I forget the other. But dried 'em up fast.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 29, 2019 10:07 AM (jYje5)

194 I've started actually blogging at my own site.

I'm posting old movie threads as well as smaller thoughts on movies I've recently watched.

Most recent is Top Hat.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 09:32 AM (9kfJR)


I read that. I'm guessing you don't care much for Busby Berkely.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 29, 2019 10:07 AM (Ki5SV)

195
Also, bureaucracies suck. They always, always become consumed with protecting themselves against any outside forces.

It's just another example of the great misunderstanding of human nature that leads people to wanting socialism in the first place.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 10:07 AM (9kfJR)
++++++++++++++
Bureaucracy is the most efficient known human system - it exists almost entirely on its own excrement.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 29, 2019 10:08 AM (I2dne)

196 >>We're Pig Iron men. Posted by: Chinese Industry During the Cultural Revolution at January 29, 2019 10:06 AM (I2dne)

I got pig iron, I got pig iron, I got all pig iron.

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 10:08 AM (Bdeb0)

197 Blaster (comment 54) killed the mockingbird before I did.

Posted by: Pete in TX at January 29, 2019 10:08 AM (2RBkF)

198 If you whack someone on the head with a frying pan in real life do they get a 10 inch bump on their head or is that just a cartoon thing?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:57 AM

I've read that it's an effective cure for alcoholism. But I don't wanna spend the day looking up the cases, so don't ask. One was the founder of AA. I forget the other. But dried 'em up fast.

I think one also needs to invest in a decent rug to hold them in.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:08 AM (gLMhO)

199 ... just sayin'.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 29, 2019 10:08 AM (Pg+x7)

200 Gateway Pundit has been pushing the conspiracy theory that Mexico (and their cartels) is now funding much of the Democrat Party.

It does fill in a lot of blanks.

Like how all through the year the news is full of reports of poor fundraising by the party, excessive debt.
But come November, they've outspent the republican in every single race.
Their absolute suicidal devotion to opposing the wall.

And let's not forget the owner of the New York Times is a wholly owned subsidiary of the cartels.

And make no mistake-- that money, if true, is flowing to Republicans as well.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 29, 2019 10:08 AM (TN1P5)

201 Is scout a dinosaur? This painting confuses me

Posted by: WhatWasMyName at January 29, 2019 10:08 AM (UNyae)

202 If there is a full media embargo of the RBG situation, we will have gone full Soviet.

Expect the worst.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (ymnmz)

They'll just air brush in Yagoda.

Posted by: Miklos, KGB bitchin' van artist at January 29, 2019 10:08 AM (zCyNd)

203 189 Alabama does it cut down on kitchen cleanup as well ?
Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:06 AM (gLMhO

I find Dominos does that best.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:08 AM (pUDQf)

204 194
I read that. I'm guessing you don't care much for Busby Berkely.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 29, 2019 10:07 AM (Ki5SV)

==========

Like 42nd Street?

It's fun.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 10:09 AM (9kfJR)

205 Uh, scout for the aliens? What the hell is that thing?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 29, 2019 10:09 AM (RD7QR)

206 i'd rather have a pan in front of me than a frontal panoptomy.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 29, 2019 10:09 AM (Pg+x7)

207 Alabama erg, that's terrible just terrible, delivery food.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:09 AM (gLMhO)

208 If there is a full media embargo of the RBG situation, we will have gone full Soviet.

Expect the worst.





Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM

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There already is a media embargo of the rgb situation. Fox news did not accidentally make up that obituary picture of her and run it live.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 29, 2019 10:10 AM (JUOKG)

209 Same old leftist excuse that Socialism works but it just hasn't been done right yet.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:00 AM (VeUrT)

What their pea brains can't comprehend is that it can't be done right. Every socialist government eventually decides that wealth redistribution is the ticket to their Earthly Paradise. When a government gives itself power over all wealth in an economy, it becomes an aristocracy, literally a small group that controls all of the wealth.

Creating an aristocracy in the name of material equality is an irreparable, contradictory, self-destruvtive act. Once that aristocracy exists, it behaves as any other, feathering its own nest, expanding its reach, solidifying its powers, and punishing its critics.

The system is broken as designed, and they are cultists treating it as an invincible dogma.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at January 29, 2019 10:10 AM (J+mig)

210
What's the real driving force behind these idiots pushing ' properly done' socialism?

I mean, I get why the powerful people are pushing it. But these kids must believe something. Like free money for doing nothing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:03 AM (pUDQf)







There's two strains of thought among the great unwashed socialist masses.

Gimme your shit, Kulak. Why should I work when you have all that money? (I actually have a tiny bit of respect for this strain. It's greed without apology.)

and

It's not faaaaaair that you have more money than other people. Life will be so much better for everyone if you just share. *tosses daisy petals in the air while rainbows rise in the distance*

This is just childish jibberish.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 29, 2019 10:10 AM (veoSD)

211 Well, lets see if they actually point a camera at the SCOTUS while seated at SOTU and if anyone in MSM makes any comments.

If there is a full media embargo of the RBG situation, we will have gone full Soviet.

Expect the worst.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (ymnmz)
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This is really not a big deal. SCOTUS judges have skipped the SOTU from time to time. Four actually missed Trump's first SOTU.

Posted by: WisRich at January 29, 2019 10:10 AM (G0vdT)

212 I mean, I get why the powerful people are pushing it. But these kids must believe something. Like free money for doing nothing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:03 AM (pUDQf)

And their chicks for free.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 29, 2019 10:10 AM (NWiLs)

213 RoyalOil -- It has also occurred to me lately that the Donor Class may be heavily influenced and infiltrated by the cartels. No joke.

Posted by: StefanH at January 29, 2019 10:11 AM (v5han)

214 >>192 Good grief, I hadn't heard this before: The FBI actually had two amphibious units in the water behind Stone's house.

One of these days, we're gonna see a "COPs-episode-in-reverse," where the burly feds bust down the trailer-park door to bring in a scroungy meth dealer, and are met with a barrage of deadly gunfire from an equally-sized gang of bloodthirsty mutant meth dealers.

"Whatcha gonna do," indeed...

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 10:11 AM (Bdeb0)

215 This is really not a big deal. SCOTUS judges have skipped the SOTU from time to time. Four actually missed Trump's first SOTU.

Posted by: WisRich at January 29, 2019 10:10 AM (G0vdT)

Depends on who. Thomas has never attended; RBG always has.

Posted by: Miklos, slowly considering lunch at January 29, 2019 10:12 AM (zCyNd)

216 RoyalOil -- It has also occurred to me lately that the Donor Class may be heavily influenced and infiltrated by the cartels. No joke.
Posted by: StefanH at January 29, 2019 10:11 AM (v5han)
++++++++++
It worked well in their home country.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 29, 2019 10:12 AM (I2dne)

217 Also, bureaucracies suck. They always, always become consumed with protecting themselves against any outside forces.



It's just another example of the great misunderstanding of human
nature that leads people to wanting socialism in the first place.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 10:07 AM

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The only part of the Roman Empire that survived was the Bureaucracy. They just switched overlords and calmly went about their business.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 29, 2019 10:12 AM (JUOKG)

218 you whack someone on the head with a frying pan in real life do they get a 10 inch bump on their head or is that just a cartoon thing?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 29, 2019 09:57 AM

Everyone knows it's how you get people's memories back after contracting amnesia from a previous bump on the head.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:12 AM (VeUrT)

219 207 Alabama erg, that's terrible just terrible, delivery food.
Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:09 AM (gLMhO


DelMonicos doesn't deliver out here.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:12 AM (pUDQf)

220 Dims are boycotting Starbucks because a guy who no longer works there is running for president.

These people are not only dangerous fascists, they're also very dumb.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:13 AM (IB+YA)

221 insomniac,

if you don't know be by nowwww, you will never -never-know me

Posted by: chicks for free at January 29, 2019 10:13 AM (gLMhO)

222
What's the real driving force behind these idiots pushing ' properly done' socialism?

I mean, I get why the powerful people are pushing it. But these kids must believe something. Like free money for doing nothing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:03 AM (pUDQf)

I have a hard figuring out why it's so appealing to young people who are just starting out in life and have their whole future ahead of them. They should be optimistic about being able to make a good life for themselves. Socialism ought to be more appealing to middle aged losers like myself who can't get it together in real life.

Posted by: josephistan at January 29, 2019 10:13 AM (7HtZB)

223 214 >>192 Good grief, I hadn't heard this before: The FBI actually had two amphibious units in the water behind Stone's house.

One of these days, we're gonna see a "COPs-episode-in-reverse," where the burly feds bust down the trailer-park door to bring in a scroungy meth dealer, and are met with a barrage of deadly gunfire from an equally-sized gang of bloodthirsty mutant meth dealers.

"Whatcha gonna do," indeed...
Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 10:11 AM (Bdeb0)

I'm not sure who to root for in this scenario.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 29, 2019 10:13 AM (NWiLs)

224 One of these days, we're gonna see a "COPs-episode-in-reverse," where the burly feds bust down the trailer-park door to bring in a scroungy meth dealer, and are met with a barrage of deadly gunfire from an equally-sized gang of bloodthirsty mutant meth dealers.

"Whatcha gonna do," indeed...
Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 10:11 AM (Bdeb0)

Uh it happened last night in Houston.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:13 AM (VeUrT)

225 The only part of the Roman Empire that survived was the Bureaucracy. They just switched overlords and calmly went about their business.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 29, 2019 10:12 AM (JUOKG)

With cooler hats.

Posted by: Miklos the roamin' Catholic at January 29, 2019 10:13 AM (zCyNd)

226 Alabama, poor baby. in that case, I chose cast iron clean up at home.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:14 AM (gLMhO)

227 Best explanation ever. 

So my house was broken into yesterday while I was at work. Don't worry, everyone is ok. 

Fortunately, the alarm told me and I contacted the police. They apprehended a man with his 10 yr old daughter ransacking the house. 

The bad news is, my neighbors took a vote and decided the girl was innocent and was only there because her dad brought her. 

Now, I have to give her a room, feed her and pay for her to go to school. 

Worse yet, since she would be abandoned if her dad goes to jail, he's been found innocent and I have to let him stay with the girl and feed him too. 

If you think this is unfair, then you understand DACA.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 09:44 AM

===
Oh, so now you're against a path to ownership for undocumented purchasers?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 29, 2019 10:14 AM (TN1P5)

228 Once again (and for the next two days) I am asking for the horde's help.

My daughter's restaurant is competing in one of those internet polls for the "best diner in Michigan". Although these things are stupid, they do make a substantial difference in how much new business you see for months.

Please give us a hand by voting for "WestEnd Farm to Table" in the Jackson section of the poll. A handy link is below that should take you to the right place. You can vote every hour if you like - we would appreciate any help.

https://tinyurl.com/y95xkggv

Posted by: jwest at January 29, 2019 10:14 AM (/roJx)

229 There's two strains of thought among the great unwashed socialist masses.

Gimme your shit, Kulak. Why should I work when you have all that money? (I actually have a tiny bit of respect for this strain. It's greed without apology.)

and

It's not faaaaaair that you have more money than other people. Life will be so much better for everyone if you just share. *tosses daisy petals in the air while rainbows rise in the distance*

This is just childish jibberish.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 29, 2019 10:10 AM (veoSD)


Do you think that line of thinking comes from being given everything from an early age?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:14 AM (pUDQf)

230 I have a hard figuring out why it's so appealing to young people who are just starting out in life and have their whole future ahead of them. They should be optimistic about being able to make a good life for themselves. Socialism ought to be more appealing to middle aged losers like myself who can't get it together in real life.
Posted by: josephistan at January 29, 2019 10:13 AM (7HtZB)

___

The yuuutes of today are lazy as fuck. Socialism is perfect for them.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:14 AM (IB+YA)

231 Well, since none of you pussies is going to do anything about that tiger, I'll take care of this.

*breaks open Holland & Holland .416 Rigby, drops in a couple of shells, dons pith helmet*

Posted by: RBG at January 29, 2019 10:15 AM (CDGwz)

232 Either of those two RINO turds would have put us further behind the eight ball than we are now imo.
Posted by: Captain Hate at January 29, 2019 10:05 AM (y7DUB)


Agree. The left made a tactical blunder. They overeagerly assumed they had their supermajority, and now they could move unopposed towards making us a third world shithole oligarchy. But they boiled the frog too quickly and it jumped out.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 29, 2019 10:15 AM (/qEW2)

233 I have a hard figuring out why it's so appealing to young people who are just starting out in life and have their whole future ahead of them. They should be optimistic about being able to make a good life for themselves. Socialism ought to be more appealing to middle aged losers like myself who can't get it together in real life.
Posted by: josephistan at January 29, 2019 10:13 AM (7HtZB)
+++++++++++
I think the appeal is in security and risk. Socialism promises low-risk security to most, because decisions are shunted off on the technocratic core. Material comfort and no hard decisions.

It's a fiction, but I suspect that it is the appeal. I'm an older Millenial and a big chunk of my generation was raised in a *very* sheltered way. I suspect the appeal is in risk minimization blended with material comfort that socialism lies about being able to deliver.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (I2dne)

234 There already is a media embargo of the rgb situation"

Unpossible, as there is a never ending stream of pics and vids of her crossing the Potowmak, whilst lifting that barge and toting that bale...

/snort

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (6qErC)

235 The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. ---WC

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (VeUrT)

236 RoyalOil -- It has also occurred to me lately that the Donor Class may be heavily influenced and infiltrated by the cartels. No joke.
Posted by: StefanH at January 29, 2019 10:11 AM (v5han)

This needs to be investigated.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (J+mig)

237 11 Man is born free, yet everywhere he is found in chains attacked by tigers.

He said that, right?


Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? Tune in January 25th! at January 29, 2019 09:28 AM (oZ6kz)


"They gon' putcha BACK in chainsssss."

--Paste Eating Joe

Posted by: Hikaru at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (UnA8+)

238 I have a hard figuring out why it's so appealing to young people who are just starting out in life and have their whole future ahead of them. They should be optimistic about being able to make a good life for themselves. Socialism ought to be more appealing to middle aged losers like myself who can't get it together in real life.
Posted by: josephistan at January 29, 2019 10:13 AM (7HtZB

Exactly. It's a pretty lazy approach that should riddle one with shame and guilt. Makes me think they don't associate being a moocher with shame.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (pUDQf)

239 from the sidebar - The Twitter comments from the Erick Erickson's CNN kiss-ass tweet are excellent!

You Twitter-enabled morons have been very very busy I see...

I am lol'ing.




Oh little erick is trying so hard to remain mainstream. How cute #hack

Posted by: mikeyG at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (LL1Be)

240 235 The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. ---WC
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (VeUrT)

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

"Hmmmm?"
-The Castros

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (9kfJR)

241 Go hit someone over the head with a frying pan.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Now that's more like it !

Posted by: JT at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (yoMnW)

242 I have a hard figuring out why it's so appealing to young people who are just starting out in life and have their whole future ahead of them.
-----------

They have been inculcated their entire lives with the idea that capitalism is evil.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (CDGwz)

243
Do you think that line of thinking comes from being given everything from an early age?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:14 AM (pUDQf)







The second strain, absolutely. Along with a generous helping of Modern Education System brainwashing.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (veoSD)

244 dons pith helmet* "

Aw, pith off...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (6qErC)

245 220 Dims are boycotting Starbucks because a guy who no longer works there is running for president.
.....

Apparently he is a major shareholder.

I'll believe he's running when he dumps the shares.

Posted by: HA at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (MAstk)

246 >>I'm not sure who to root for in this scenario.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 29, 2019 10:13 AM (NWiLs)

It's like the Superbowl. You want the good guys to win, but nobody likes a blowout.

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (Bdeb0)

247 Posted by: jwest at January 29, 2019 10:14 AM (/roJx)

Barney's Family Diner seems to be in the lead.

I hate Barney, and all similarly colored singing cartoons.

Posted by: Miklos, I voted! at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (zCyNd)

248 "A tiger?"

"In Africa?"

Posted by: Sharkman at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (xgyDD)

249 jwest, I voted

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (BJlbN)

250 I can see the tiger but I don't know what the other figures are.

LUNCH !

Posted by: JT at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (yoMnW)

251 I have a hard figuring out why it's so appealing to
young people who are just starting out in life and have their whole
future ahead of them. They should be optimistic about being able to make
a good life for themselves. Socialism ought to be more appealing to
middle aged losers like myself who can't get it together in real life.

Posted by: josephistan at January 29, 2019 10:13 AM (7HtZB)



___



The yuuutes of today are lazy as fuck. Socialism is perfect for them.



Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:14 AM

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Until the free $hit runs out. See....Venezuela, then it's free willy.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (JUOKG)

252 Gateway Pundit has been pushing the conspiracy theory that Mexico (and their cartels) is now funding much of the Democrat Party.

Eh, it's Gateway Pundit, he's been demonstrated to be largely full of s**t. Besides, if anyone is bankrolling Team Donk it's the Chinese...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 29, 2019 10:18 AM (AM1GF)

253 238 Exactly. It's a pretty lazy approach that should riddle one with shame and guilt. Makes me think they don't associate being a moocher with shame.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:16 AM (pUDQf)

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It's all about fairness.

My generation seems to be consumed with the notion of fairness, and it's not fair that some people succeed wildly in capitalism while others don't.


"It's just not fair, daddy!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 10:18 AM (9kfJR)

254 Yeah, I think he should have fully awakened before stating to paint. Everything is just off. Have some covfefe man!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at January 29, 2019 10:18 AM (unIoc)

255 >>"They gon' putcha BACK in chainsssss."
--Paste Eating Joe

The Kamala-Joe faceoff (should there be one) will be one for the ages.

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 10:18 AM (Bdeb0)

256 Barney's Family Diner seems to be in the lead.

I hate Barney, and all similarly colored singing cartoons.
Posted by: Miklos, I voted! at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (zCyNd)


The funny thing is, after 40 years in this area I've never heard of Barney's Family Diner.

Posted by: jwest at January 29, 2019 10:18 AM (/roJx)

257 Some of the milenials I've worked with, who make good money and should have no reason to embrace socialism, still do. Why? Cuz fairness!!! They've been indoctrinated since Day 1 that everyone should be equal. That's a big driver of the move to the left

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:18 AM (IB+YA)

258 Funny. Soros acknowledges that facial recognition
would only work against a Westerner, not against the actual chinese,
since they all rook arike.

Posted by: Robyn at January 29, 2019 09:52 AM (/qEW2)
---------------------------------------------------------Well! How you doin!! I didn't know all the leprechauns and pale sheep buggers look different from one another.

Posted by: Fu Manchu at January 29, 2019 10:18 AM (G8lfi)

259 200
And make no mistake-- that money, if true, is flowing to Republicans as well.
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 29, 2019 10:08 AM (TN1P5)


I really think that is the Occam's Razor explanation at this point.

Posted by: rickl at January 29, 2019 10:18 AM (xjiRE)

260 Do you think that line of thinking comes from being given everything from an early age? "

Nah. It's wishful thinking, and is part and parcel of human history.

Well, that and envy, greed, lust, violence, and lust.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (6qErC)

261 The second strain, absolutely. Along with a generous helping of Modern Education System brainwashing.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (veoSD)

"Trust funds? No, taxing those would be WRONG!!!!11"

Posted by: Miklos, not that kind of baby at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (zCyNd)

262 The yuuutes of today are lazy as fuck. Socialism is perfect for them.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:14 AM (IB+YA)

I don't get that - I thought socialism put everyone to work in factories and such

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (BJlbN)

263 I always think my kitties are so sweet-kind-gentle and fluffy until I see them stalk a hummingbird.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (gLMhO)

264 Barney's Family Diner seems to be in the lead.

I hate Barney, and all similarly colored singing cartoons.

Posted by: Miklos, I voted!


Admit it, you'd watch "Barney meets the Ravage".

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (AM1GF)

265 88 63
Soros said:

Yes that had me scratching my head. What's his game here? I mean a social credit system as a means of control is his wet dream. All I can imagine is he has shorted the yuan or something.
Posted by: StefanH at January 29, 2019 09:45 AM (v5han)

He's an anarcho-capitalist. He wants open borders and the destruction of the state so that he is free to have his fiefdom. A one-party totalitarianism vitiates that project. When confused about Soros' motives, always look to what benefits Soros.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (RD7QR)

266 However, this trade is - and always has been - imbalanced.

China takes raw materials out of Africa, turns them into finished goods in China, and brings those finished goods back to Africa to sell to the masses. This is what they call trade.

This is the same recipe for disaster that Europeans used to enslave and under-develop Africa early on.

Posted by: SMOD at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (QkjLD)

267 I have a hard figuring out why it's so appealing to young people who are just starting out in life ...
Posted by: josephistan


Kids raised in the best time in human history have no understanding of the worst times. So why not fantasies of e'ry man a brother and unicorns and free shit parties?

What's it cost them to be permanent infants? Nothing, until everything.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (ZejZP)

268
Thanks CBD - I love Naive Art - Rousseau but especially the
artists from former Yugoslavia. There is one painting of The Last Supper outdoors that is fantastic. Cannot remember artists name.

Posted by: Glenn John at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (LilNs)

269
The least sexy part of socialism is effective, efficient bureaucratic administration but the project lives or dies based on it.



" We are losing popularity! Quick! Toss another 100 million OPM into the Socialist Efficiency Engine!"

Posted by: mikeyG at January 29, 2019 10:20 AM (LL1Be)

270 O/T - so I taped (but haven't watched) the first episode of I Am The Night, with Chris Pine. I see from a bit of info that he plays a reporter who hooks up with a mysterious girl surnamed "Hodel" who has come to LA to find out who she really is.

Which means this is based on the book Black Dahlia Avenger by Steve Hodel, who has advanced the theory that his father, Dr George Hodel, killed Elizabeth Short.

So I think the "reveal" will be that the mysterious girl Pine hooks up with will turn out to be the Dahlia's daughter. *spit*

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 29, 2019 10:20 AM (Ki5SV)

271 249 jwest, I voted
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:17 AM (BJlbN)


Thanks so much.

Posted by: jwest at January 29, 2019 10:20 AM (/roJx)

272 Well, that and envy, greed, lust, violence, and lust.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (6qErC)

You said "lust" twice.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 29, 2019 10:20 AM (NWiLs)

273 *breaks open Holland & Holland .416 Rigby, drops in a couple of shells, dons pith helmet*

Posted by: RBG at January 29, 2019 10:15 AM (CDGwz)

Pith helmet!?

Thath dithguthting!

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at January 29, 2019 10:20 AM (J+mig)

274 257 Some of the milenials I've worked with, who make good money and should have no reason to embrace socialism, still do. Why? Cuz fairness!!! They've been indoctrinated since Day 1 that everyone should be equal. That's a big driver of the move to the left
----------------------------
I blame Harry Potter.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:20 AM (2LelM)

275 >>Gateway Pundit has been pushing the conspiracy theory that Mexico (and their cartels) is now funding much of the Democrat Party.

Eh, it's Gateway Pundit, he's been demonstrated to be largely full of s**t. Besides, if anyone is bankrolling Team Donk it's the Chinese...

One of the interesting things that has come from the El Chapo trial is the enormous amount of bribery that he engaged in with the Mexican government and military at multiple levels. The former Mexican president was accused of taking a $100 million bribe.

With that kind of money flowing around I would be surprised if some of it didn't make it's way north of the border.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 10:21 AM (/tuJf)

276 Does "West End Farm to Table" have TIGER or HORSE on the menu? Memshab wants to know.

Posted by: saf at January 29, 2019 10:21 AM (5IHGB)

277 I don't get that - I thought socialism put everyone to work in factories and such"

Well, if by "everyone" you mean "you", 'cause I'm soopersmart and will be in charge.

/

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:21 AM (6qErC)

278 I'm on board with the theory of cartels having bought our govt

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:21 AM (BJlbN)

279 Speaking of "I VOTED"....opened the mail over the weekend, and what do we have? A ballot measure in February. And I', like WTF? We just had an election 3 months ago, you couldn't have had that on then as well? Instead let's spend a fuckton of money holding this election in February instead. After all all, it's not your money county.

Shit like this just drives me insane.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:21 AM (IB+YA)

280 Why are some assuming this is Africa?
It could very well be India...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 29, 2019 10:21 AM (wYseH)

281 The feline family of animals.... always with murder in their hearts.... there's a book of the Bible that talks about them, I think...

Posted by: kraken at January 29, 2019 10:22 AM (5ew1h)

282 You said "lust" twice."

*wait for it....*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:22 AM (6qErC)

283 Chinese social credit system -- a system where the words and actions of an individual are evaluated to determine their usefulness to society and the state.

It's sort of like a "ratio" but it is used everywhere in society, not just on Twitter.

Posted by: SMOD at January 29, 2019 10:22 AM (QkjLD)

284 The bad news is, my neighbors took a vote and decided the girl was innocent and was only there because her dad brought her.

-
An interesting Evil Lives Here was on ID the other night. A daughter of Ervil LeBaron was featured. Ervil was a self-proclaimed prophet of a Mormon polygamist splinter group who raised his many children in complete isolation so she, and the others, believed all the whackadoodle. One of their beliefs was in blood atonement. Yeah, Jesus died for your sins but some sins are so bad it takes more. It takes blood atonement. If you are one of the particularly bad, you'll burn in Hell for eternity unless one of the anointed kills you in which case you're Heaven bound. So you're really doing them a favor by sending them to .45 Heaven. Well, that's all well and good until Ervil kicks the bucket and a power struggle doctrinal disagreement about which of the prophets many sons becomes the new prophet and that creates a huge demand for the helping hand of blood atonement. This girl, age 15, is a true believer even if she does take a quick peek at Gilligan's Island every now and then against the rules, so when one of her favorite brothers, who is also very young, is assigned to help a heretic into Heaven and is reluctant to do so, she convinces him to do it because, dog gone it!, it's the right thing to do plus if he doesn't, he'll get the helping hand. So he kills the target but also accidentally kills a small child and is consumed with guilt. Soon it's her turn to grease the skids for an heretic uncle. She appears at his door but he is kind to her and she can't do it. Now she's convinced she'll burn in Hell and stands a good chance of a high velocity stairway to Heaven herself. Eventually, her guilt-stricken brother convinces her that dad wasn't all that much of a prophet and she goes to the police.

She was just born under a bad sign.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 29, 2019 10:22 AM (+y/Ru)

285 Gillum who was just found to have violated FL Ethics rules, has been hired by CNN.

Posted by: HA at January 29, 2019 10:22 AM (MAstk)

286 China takes raw materials out of Africa, turns them into finished goods in China, and brings those finished goods back to Africa to sell to the masses. This is what they call trade.

This is the same recipe for disaster that Europeans used to enslave and under-develop Africa early on.

Posted by: SMOD


It will, of course, come complete with Chinese assets being nationalized after a time, just like happened to Western concerns repeatedly.

I'm not sure there's enough popcorn in the world to watch China get bogged down in a dozen brushfire wars in Africa.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 29, 2019 10:22 AM (AM1GF)

287 It's almost like socialists have no idea what the whole representative democracy is all about.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 10:02 AM (/tuJf)

Or how unions prevent the firing of lazy and incompetent government employees.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2019 10:22 AM (nPGq2)

288 Am I slow today or is this thread moving really fast?

I was going to go back and read the news, but I'm hypnotized by this thread, even scanning quickly with moderate comprehension.

* slaps self *

More coffee!

Posted by: mindful webworker's overwhelmed ghost, hanging around at January 29, 2019 10:23 AM (gOHef)

289 262 The yuuutes of today are lazy as fuck. Socialism is perfect for them.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:14 AM (IB+YA)

I don't get that - I thought socialism put everyone to work in factories and such
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (BJlbN)

____

Not the new and improved socialism. Remember Julia? She didn't work in a factory bro!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:23 AM (IB+YA)

290 CBD, I guess it could be, but I always correlated India with vast desert, having never really taeken the time to look at its geography.

but (movies)

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:23 AM (gLMhO)

291 The attraction to Socialism by the yuuutes is laziness. But I think it is also a problem caused by their parents (us?) -- generally speaking we worked our asses off to give them a good life so they didn't have to "go without". Not it is an expectation.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 29, 2019 10:23 AM (jxbfJ)

292 263
I always think my kitties are so sweet-kind-gentle and fluffy until I see them stalk a hummingbird.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (gLMhO)

This. Or drop a half dead lizard at Heidi's feet as a gift....i swear Patch wants to eat me sometimes. "if i was only little bigger"....

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at January 29, 2019 10:24 AM (unIoc)

293 I don't get that - I thought socialism put everyone to work in factories and such
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:19 AM (BJlbN)

In the Socialism of the Future, everybody gets to work in HR.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 29, 2019 10:24 AM (NWiLs)

294 Poor Scout. We hardly knew ye.

Posted by: red speck at January 29, 2019 10:24 AM (6Krd7)

295 Remember Julia? She didn't work in a factory bro!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:23 AM (IB+YA)

Not after she lost her face in that espresso machine accident.

Posted by: Miklos, who notes that SBUX Howie called AOC "Un-American" at January 29, 2019 10:24 AM (zCyNd)

296 enormous amount of bribery that he engaged in with the Mexican government and military at multiple levels"

Indeed. It's been an interesting show...

FWIW, I do see it as a comparison between what one might call "good business/good government" in the West vs. a "free for all" approach. Frankly, many of the "bribes" and influence purchasing are seen as "OK" in many parts of the world - including most of Mexico.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:24 AM (6qErC)

297 Crap. In after all the good To Kill a Mockingbird references and Monty Python jokes.
I feel like such a slacker.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (p+Wdc)

298 Socialism supported by capitalism is what they want. That can only exist for a finite period of time.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (VeUrT)

299 I'm on board with the theory of cartels having bought our govt
Posted by: votermom


Ditto. Explains everything from drugs to sanctuary states to being so against the border wall.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (lyaJC)

300 Cannibal, as long as we are on the right side of their nature, even momentarily we are safe in that moment.

Fill the cat bowl correctly, and all bets are off.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (gLMhO)

301 I'm on board with the theory of cartels having bought our govt

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books!


Do you include the media cartels, the tech cartels, the academic cartels...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (AM1GF)

302 Huge breakthrough with my cat what lives under the deck this weekend. After one and a half years of feeding and talking to Scruffy, Scruffy all of a sudden lets me pet him and scratch him. Now its a pron movie every time I come out to feed or have a smoke. Scruffy and I are blood brothers now. My wife was so moved she cried. So far Scruffy is having nothing to do with her, but there is hope. It is very satisfying hand taming a stray cat.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (2LelM)

303 293 In the Socialism of the Future, everybody gets to work in HR.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 29, 2019 10:24 AM (NWiLs)

Except the IT people, who are the ones who seem most confident about their place in the Inner Party, for some reason.

Posted by: Hikaru at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (UnA8+)

304 Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:23 AM (gLMhO)

India has pretty much everything when it comes to geography!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (wYseH)

305 and_OR

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (gLMhO)

306 Well I did not expect that, still a satisfying conclusion.. wait a minute why is there someone in dark slacks and men's shoes lurking behind a utility pole near their shop when they close?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (7MiSx)

307 267 I have a hard figuring out why it's so appealing to young people who are just starting out in life ...
Posted by: josephistan "

There's also this - people want religion, they're born with that hole in our hearts, thinking their must be something bigger, grander, nobler that we can dedicate our lives to.

Having worked hard to do away with the Judeo-Christian ethic that was responsible for the creation and growth of Western Civilization hasn't ended that drive - but it's left it nowhere to go save for the Cult of the State. And of course there are no lack of would-be High Priests who love to see followers flock to them, eager to follow anything they say without question.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (Kpl3J)

308 Socialism supported by capitalism is what they want. That can only exist for a finite period of time.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation



"Don't Cry For Me Venezuela"

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (lyaJC)

309 What is happening fellow living youngsters?

Posted by: THE Notorious R.B.G. at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (flINI)

310 I have 2 kids. I can already tell at a young age one will be Alex P. Keaton and one will be an ACO type. Same parents, same environment, same everything. It's all a coin toss how they turn out politically.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (IB+YA)

311 You also don't see a drive for excellence or exceptionalism in these kids. Success must be punished (taxed). Excelling is privilege and must be derided.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (jxbfJ)

312 I see adam schitt is getting worried that meuller is going to produce a big goose egg with his report. He is pi$$ed that Acting AG whittaker is talking about the probe nearing completion.

Trump Jr. and several right-leaning journalists are actively calling out Schitt as the guy who leaked while Trump Jr. was testifying. It turns out he kept leaving for a "bathroom break" and minutes later CNN would have a new EXCLUSIVE. These people suck at opsec.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (ZGrMX)

313 Why are some assuming this is Africa?
It could very well be India...


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 29, 2019 10:21 AM (wYseH)


There are no tigers in Africa.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (ptqGC)

314 bribes" and influence purchasing are seen as "OK" in many parts of the world - including most of Mexico.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:24 AM (6qErC)

"Most". You said "most".

Posted by: Miklos, mas que la mayoria at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (zCyNd)

315 Socialism supported by capitalism is what they want. That can only exist for a finite period of time.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (VeUrT)

Eventually the workers get tired of pulling the wagon and get in the wagon. Then nobody's pulling and everyth___ starts breaking down.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (J+mig)

316 Do you include the media cartels, the tech cartels, the academic cartels...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (AM1GF)

yes

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (BJlbN)

317 Why are some assuming this is Africa?
It could very well be India...



I asked the same and was chastised for missing a Monty Python reference.

Which, technically, I'm still missing because these puny beasts are big on the poo flinging and not so much on the here's the url to what you forgot.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (fuK7c)

318 So, how many album covers for Asia did this Rousseau guy do?

Posted by: red speck at January 29, 2019 10:27 AM (6Krd7)

319
Not the new and improved socialism. Remember Julia? She didn't work in a factory bro!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:23 AM (IB+YA)






Didn't Julia write code?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 29, 2019 10:27 AM (veoSD)

320 298 Socialism supported by capitalism is what they want. That can only exist for a finite period of time.
-----------------
That is Fascism, which is the default position for all of Europe. EU is nothing more than the Fourth Reich.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:27 AM (2LelM)

321 And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Posted by: Archer at January 29, 2019 10:27 AM (gmo/4)

322 315 Socialism supported by capitalism is what they want. That can only exist for a finite period of time.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (VeUrT)

Eventually the workers get tired of pulling the wagon and get in the wagon. Then nobody's pulling and everyth___ starts breaking down.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (J+mig)

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

Venezuela failed as a socialist state because America stopped buying their oil.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 10:27 AM (9kfJR)

323 >>It is very satisfying hand taming a stray cat.

My mom has taken in a bunch over the years. She currently has two that will only come to her, they run from everyone else.

I've warned her that she is playing with fire and that cats are Satan's minions on earth but she's a thrill seeker.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 10:27 AM (/tuJf)

324
Kids raised in the best time in human history have no understanding of the worst times. So why not fantasies of e'ry man a brother and unicorns and free shit parties?
---------

They've never been exposed to the things that their elders have. Korean war, Berlin wall, Hungarian uprising, Polish Spring, Castro with missiles, Kruschev pounding the lectern, etc., etc.

And they have not been taught about those things in school. Hell, their teacher don't know about.

The civics and sociology courses that we took don't exist anymore, at least not in the form that we knew.

One 40 something said to me, "All that I need to know about history, I learned from Howard Zinn."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at January 29, 2019 10:27 AM (xSo9G)

325
Trump Jr. and several right-leaning journalists are actively calling out Schitt as the guy who leaked while Trump Jr. was testifying. It turns out he kept leaving for a "bathroom break" and minutes later CNN would have a new EXCLUSIVE. These people suck at opsec.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (ZGrMX)

dood, he just kept having to take a schitt

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:27 AM (BJlbN)

326 We've had micro examples of Mexico in the USA.

Chicago in the 30's and Vegas in the 70's. It took a concerted effort by one or two dedicated men to turn it around.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:27 AM (VeUrT)

327 Wow this painting really inspires me. Wait, something like,


Tiger Tiger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;


Yes! That's really good! Maybe I'll misspell "tiger" or something to make it cooler. OK, I'll go walk the dog and try to think up some more lines. Jonah you genius!

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (v5han)

328 CBD, I see you are going to make me feel the need to study , sigh.

why should I have to study to comment!

fine,bings india geographic data.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (gLMhO)

329 wait a minute why is there someone in dark slacks and men's shoes lurking behind a utility pole near their shop when they close?


"slacks"? Ain't one of ours.

Posted by: Miklos, largely robed at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (zCyNd)

330 I'm sure Mexican cartels bribe American politicians. But I don't think they give two fucks about illegals or amnesty. They just want to keep the money flowing.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (IB+YA)

331 There was a cartel member convicted in federal court in Chicago who CLAIMED that the federal government (then under Obama) had made a deal to pick the winner of the cartel beauty contest and the FBI/DOJ would now work to take out all losing rivals.

Posted by: SMOD at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (QkjLD)

332 Welp, the internet here keeps going out. Guess I'll be forced to finish laundry.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (ptqGC)

333 a Monty Python reference.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 10:26 AM (fuK7c)

That's a tiger, not a sparrow.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (wYseH)

334 300
Cannibal, as long as we are on the right side of their nature, even momentarily we are safe in that moment.



Fill the cat bowl correctly, and all bets are off.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (gLMhO)

No kidding Willow, Patch (Maine Coon) wants "his window" opened in the morning. He yowls for me to follow him into the front room, and i ignore him for about an hour. If he could open it himself.... yeah.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (unIoc)

335
Venezuela failed as a socialist state because America stopped buying their oil.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 29, 2019 10:27 AM (9kfJR)







So it IS the gringo's fault. I hope y'all are properly ashamed of yourselves.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (veoSD)

336 Is scout a dinosaur? This painting confuses me
Posted by: WhatWasMyName at January 29, 2019 10:08 AM (UNyae)

Two scouts.
Scout 1 is on his back about to get tiger toothmarks.
Follow the spear blade and shaft up to it falling from the hold of Scout 2, who is falling off of his rearing black horse.

Posted by: Wild Bill Hickock at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (aVmAZ)

337 Didn't Julia write code?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 29, 2019 10:27 AM


Graphic artist, I believe. If on a scale of 100 in difficulty, coding is 100, graphic artist is a 10.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (jYje5)

338 That is Fascism, which is the default position for all of Europe. EU is nothing more than the Fourth Reich.

Without the snazzy uniforms and parades. Plus telling women to kill their babies and importing barbarians.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 29, 2019 10:29 AM (7MiSx)

339 crap, I see green stuff

damn it.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:29 AM (gLMhO)

340 It's not just the laziness and "but it's fair" that has the young fools fired up for socialism-- it's that they all think they'll be the ones in charge.

Recall the biggest driver of hatred for the Covington boys was adults lashing out at them as stand-ins for the popular people back in their high schools.

They want socialism so they can put them GD jocks and cheerleaders in their place

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 29, 2019 10:29 AM (TN1P5)

341 299 I'm on board with the theory of cartels having bought our govt
Posted by: votermom

Ditto. Explains everything from drugs to sanctuary states to being so against the border wall. "

I wouldn't say they've "bought" them, lets just say they have a very good working relationship with the GOP-e. The true leftists are actually a little bit too stupid to realize that the real game is always about turning a very nice profit on the trade. But never forget that the GOP-e wants to keep illegals flowing into the country even more than the Dem's do.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2019 10:29 AM (Kpl3J)

342 "Most". You said "most".

Well, 99.999999% isn't "all", so there.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:29 AM (6qErC)

343 I have 2 kids. I can already tell at a young age one will be Alex P. Keaton and one will be an ACO type. Same parents, same environment, same everything. It's all a coin toss how they turn out politically.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker


Start now fucking over the ACO type, just like socialism would.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:29 AM (lyaJC)

344 aha I see a thau desert!

I can picks and be choosy as I need.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:30 AM (gLMhO)

345 Venezuela failed as a socialist state because America stopped buying their oil.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
-----------

Imagine Norway, with no oil and gas, and no place to invest their money other than Norway-like states.

*splat*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at January 29, 2019 10:30 AM (xSo9G)

346 O/T - so I taped (but haven't watched) the first episode of I Am The Night, with Chris Pine. I see from a bit of info that he plays a reporter who hooks up with a mysterious girl surnamed "Hodel" who has come to LA to find out who she really is.

Which means this is based on the book Black Dahlia Avenger by Steve Hodel, who has advanced the theory that his father, Dr George Hodel, killed Elizabeth Short.

So I think the "reveal" will be that the mysterious girl Pine hooks up with will turn out to be the Dahlia's daughter. *spit*

-
I watched and thought it was pretty good but I don't think she's the Black Dahlia's daughter. I think she's Hoedel's daughter. And granddaughter. It's a Chinatown thing.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 29, 2019 10:30 AM (+y/Ru)

347 When thinking about bureaucracy, always remember: "Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy": In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 29, 2019 10:30 AM (RD7QR)

348 Without the snazzy uniforms and parades. Plus telling women to kill their babies and importing barbarians."

So, Rome?

Gibbon was right.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:30 AM (6qErC)

349 Graphic artist, I believe. If on a scale of 100 in difficulty, coding is 100, graphic artist is a 10.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 29, 2019 10:28 AM (jYje5)

#learntoetchasketch

Posted by: Miklos, with a draft at January 29, 2019 10:30 AM (zCyNd)

350 Anybody know who Ace is talking about in the top sidebar?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 29, 2019 10:31 AM (/Fvo6)

351 Conspiracy !!conspiracy !! I see a conspiracy

Posted by: Kurt at January 29, 2019 10:31 AM (pfgwn)

352 Except the IT people, who are the ones who seem most confident about their place in the Inner Party, for some reason.

Posted by: Hikaru at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (UnA8+)

Well, who else is going to install software? You don't have permissions!

Posted by: espanostifer at January 29, 2019 10:31 AM (it2Pk)

353 I also taped I Am the Night
I really don't know the details of Bkack Dahlia - will I be able to enjoy this series?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:31 AM (BJlbN)

354 So it IS the gringo's fault. I hope y'all are properly ashamed of yourselves.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur



I'll pencil it in on my calendar for June 8th, 2031 from 3:30 to 3:31.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:31 AM (lyaJC)

355 302 Huge breakthrough with my cat what lives under the deck this weekend. After one and a half years of feeding and talking to Scruffy, Scruffy all of a sudden lets me pet him and scratch him. Now its a pron movie every time I come out to feed or have a smoke. Scruffy and I are blood brothers now. My wife was so moved she cried. So far Scruffy is having nothing to do with her, but there is hope. It is very satisfying hand taming a stray cat.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (2LelM)


That's why cats are awesome! Dogs just give you love for being alive. Cats are like women. You have to work your ass off.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:31 AM (pUDQf)

356 I thought Julia was a web designed. Which I guess is graphic artist like. In either case it's the socialist 27 year old's dream situation. Cushy office job, free health care (including abortion) from the govt, subsidized govt apartment, free public transportation, paid off student loans. And all funded by evil 1%ers. How do you compete with that?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:31 AM (IB+YA)

357 All keychains are in the mail guys! More supplies on the way to make more stuff, rear mirror charms, more keychains, bookmarks. Thanks again!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 29, 2019 10:32 AM (kG5hP)

358 The real history of Venezuela is about Indios versus Euros. The Indios and half breeds have been chasing out the Euros for three generations. They operate under Socialism, but its all about race there. Have two friends whose families left in the sixties. The reason was the same in both cases - a stranger in their house with a machete. After that happens several times its time to find greener pastures.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:32 AM (2LelM)

359

jwest. I could uh, you know,, "fix" that poll for ya if you want....

Posted by: Bob from NSA at January 29, 2019 10:32 AM (GEhPL)

360 Please forgive the paste/comment ratio here...

229 There's two strains of thought among the great unwashed socialist masses.

Gimme your shit, Kulak. Why should I work when you have all that money? (I actually have a tiny bit of respect for this strain. It's greed without apology.)

and

It's not faaaaaair that you have more money than other people. Life will be so much better for everyone if you just share. *tosses daisy petals in the air while rainbows rise in the distance*

This is just childish jibberish.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 29, 2019 10:10 AM (veoSD)


Do you think that line of thinking comes from being given everything from an early age?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:14 AM (pUDQf)


Not a particularly original idea, but I think between these two comments, you have the explanation for the fact that socialism appeals to both ends of the economic spectrum but no such to the middle. The "FSA" flavor is a response to a background of extreme need and the "share with me" flavor comes from a background of having been handed everything without working for it.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 29, 2019 10:32 AM (qc+VF)

361 Imagine Norway, with no oil and gas, and no place to invest their money other than Norway-like states.

*splat*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at January 29, 2019 10:30 AM (xSo9G)

You mean Minnesota?

Posted by: Miklos Nice at January 29, 2019 10:32 AM (zCyNd)

362
That's why cats are awesome! Dogs just give you love for being alive. Cats are like women. You have to work your ass off.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:31 AM (pUDQf)

aha so he gets it, and sometimes we're worth it.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:32 AM (gLMhO)

363 Well let's see how episode 4 pans out. This episode's book is A Clockwork Orange. An exclusive all girls high school. And an honor student accused of shoplifting.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 29, 2019 10:33 AM (7MiSx)

364 343 I have 2 kids. I can already tell at a young age one will be Alex P. Keaton and one will be an ACO type. Same parents, same environment, same everything. It's all a coin toss how they turn out politically.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker


Start now fucking over the ACO type, just like socialism would.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:29 AM (lyaJC)

___

I do subtly. Like she asked me if I could cut her an apple. And I did, but I took one of the slices for myself. And she's like daddy!!!! That's mine. And I said, well that was an apple cutting tax, and just walked away.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:33 AM (IB+YA)

365 Gimme your shit, Kulak. Why should I work when you have all that money? (I actually have a tiny bit of respect for this strain. It's greed without apology.)

Posted by: IllTemperedCur


It'll still get their asses kicked.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:33 AM (lyaJC)

366 Norway is weird in that their entire economy is based on oil and gas yet they're all about being green and shit as well.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:34 AM (IB+YA)

367 That's why cats are awesome! Dogs just give you love for being alive. Cats are like women. You have to work your ass off.
--------------------------
Yep. Scruffy, like my NJ cat Bud, is gigantic with a shovel head. He is awesome.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:34 AM (2LelM)

368 I think socialism appeals to fear - insecurity - ppl who've never experienced adversity are susceptible

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:34 AM (BJlbN)

369 lol, india even has snow by the border in Kashmir.

I hate cbd for making me have to change what I thought to reality.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:34 AM (gLMhO)

370 312 I see adam schitt is getting worried that meuller is going to produce a big goose egg with his report. He is pi$$ed that Acting AG whittaker is talking about the probe nearing completion.

Trump Jr. and several right-leaning journalists are actively calling out Schitt as the guy who leaked while Trump Jr. was testifying. It turns out he kept leaving for a "bathroom break" and minutes later CNN would have a new EXCLUSIVE. These people suck at opsec."

actually they couldn't care less about opsec, because they don't have to. Schitt has now openly admitted it was him and laughed about it. Guess what - the only possible sanctions against him are those that the House itself might impose. You think Nancy Pelosi will do that? HA! No other branch of govm't has any authority over a House member while Congress is in session. The dems can leak, and lie, and break every law in the book, and they have total immunity, and they know it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2019 10:34 AM (Kpl3J)

371 I really don't know the details of Bkack Dahlia "

Murder in L.A. 20 something girl was found in a park, cut in half...

Media went nuts 1940's style.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:34 AM (6qErC)

372 Big cats are dangerous but a little pussy never hurt anyone.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at January 29, 2019 10:34 AM (Y7Tmy)

373 They dont want the China/Cuba/Venezuela type socialism

They want the Sweden/Denmark/Netherlands kind.

complete with euthanasia for all
cuz the Dutch sure do love them some killin'
You cant sit still for too long in Holland
they'd have an IV drip in you in no time

Posted by: McCool at January 29, 2019 10:34 AM (sZaoP)

374 The funny thing is, after 40 years in this area I've never heard of Barney's Family Diner.

Posted by: jwest at January 29, 2019 10:18 AM (/roJx)

Probably just a falafel truck, parked in a pile of rubble.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2019 10:34 AM (nPGq2)

375 Hmm. Well above freezing, but snow falling heavily, big fluffy flakes. And, there's a flock of turkeys out grazing in the back yard. Odd juxtaposition.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at January 29, 2019 10:35 AM (xSo9G)

376 . And I said, well that was an apple cutting tax, and just walked away.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:33 AM (IB+YA)

The "Mommy tax" is infamous in our house

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:35 AM (BJlbN)

377 Recall the biggest driver of hatred for the Covington boys was adults lashing out at them as stand-ins for the popular people back in their high schools.

They want socialism so they can put them GD jocks and cheerleaders in their place
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 29, 2019 10:29 AM (TN1P5)

___

Yep. It's not Chad and Stacy leading the charge for socialism, that's for fucking sure.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:35 AM (IB+YA)

378 I do subtly. Like she asked me if I could cut her an apple. And I did, but I took one of the slices for myself. And she's like daddy!!!! That's mine. And I said, well that was an apple cutting tax, and just walked away.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker


Boom! Cut it in 8ths. Take six slices and give two to wife, Alex Keaton type, and yourself.

Explain fairness.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:35 AM (lyaJC)

379 >>352 Except the IT people, who are the ones who seem most confident about their place in the Inner Party, for some reason. Posted by: Hikaru at January 29, 2019 10:25 AM (UnA8+)

They have already Learned To Code.

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (Bdeb0)

380
I have 2 kids. I can already tell at a young age one will be Alex P.
Keaton and one will be an ACO type. Same parents, same environment, same
everything. It's all a coin toss how they turn out politically.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker


I have always wondered about that. I get that certain people are born to be a certain way. But I find it interesting that so many libs come out of conservative households. This has to be the case because there are so many freaking libs. Sure most come from libs and the dreaded moderates. But conservatives always talk about the liberal kids and family members.
I just wonder what the kids were taught growing up. I wonder how conservatism, patriotism, etc was presented. In my family, there was all types of rebellion, but not as far as becoming a lib.

Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (n13/j)

381 I really don't know the details of Bkack Dahlia "

Murder in L.A. 20 something girl was found in a park, cut in half...

Media went nuts 1940's style.
Posted by: Anon a mouse


Never solved. Cold case.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (lyaJC)

382 I thought Julia was a web designed. Which I guess is graphic artist like. In either case it's the socialist 27 year old's dream situation. Cushy office job, free health care (including abortion) from the govt, subsidized govt apartment, free public transportation, paid off student loans. And all funded by evil 1%ers. How do you compete with that?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:31 AM


Web designer, that's right. Which, with tools available nowadays there's little if any coding required. It's more of plopping images into locations on a template. Maybe creating a new image. More graphic arts then coding.

On a 100 scale, right around the same number, a 10.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (jYje5)

383 Socialism appeals to cowards who would attempt to trade their freedom for the illusion of security. They are deserving of the backhand of contempt. Nothing more.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (/Fvo6)

384 When a woman's body is found on a street cut in two, well I think the newspapers had a reason to go bonkers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (7MiSx)

385 112 RBG canceled two appearances in February, and there was lots of wrangling involving her and the SOTU address. Democrats don't want the optics of an empty seat (in addition to giving the president a platform before 15th Feb). Roberts is also concerned people are going to have some legitimacy questions should her health prove to not be what they say it is. This was part of the reason for DC activity yesterday.


Posted by: Marcus T at January 29, 2019 09:52 AM (VpIIl)


Coke and morphine.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (Y7Tmy)

386
They have already Learned To Code.
Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (Bdeb0..

hahaha

Posted by: h1b at January 29, 2019 10:37 AM (gLMhO)

387 They want socialism so they can put them GD jocks and cheerleaders in their place
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 29, 2019 10:29 AM (TN1P5)


What's Hogg's excuse?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:37 AM (VeUrT)

388 Senate Intel Committee hearing-

Burr is as bad as expected.

And apparently only he and Warner get briefings from ODNI.

Posted by: Miklos, needing spittoon at January 29, 2019 10:37 AM (zCyNd)

389 Well, since none of you pussies is going to do anything about that tiger, I'll take care of this.



*breaks open Holland Holland .416 Rigby, drops in a couple of shells, dons pith helmet*





Posted by: RBG at January 29, 2019 10:15 AM (CDGwz)


All you need is some tuna fish sandwiches.

Posted by: Calvin, Age 6 at January 29, 2019 10:37 AM (QLvwG)

390 They want the Sweden/Denmark/Netherlands kind. "

No, they want what they THINK is the Northern Yurropean kind - 'cause they were there as tourists/students, and it's so much better than, you know, Texas...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:37 AM (6qErC)

391 Houston PD won't release IDs for dead shooters, says "may" release details "in next few days."

It's going to go into the Friday news dump for sure.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 29, 2019 10:37 AM (+fPHo)

392 They want socialism so they can put them GD jocks and cheerleaders in their place
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 29, 2019 10:29 AM (TN1P5)


What's Hogg's excuse?
Posted by: Can't resist temptation


His skinny ass was shoved in too many lockers.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:37 AM (lyaJC)

393 I watched and thought it was pretty good but I don't think she's the Black Dahlia's daughter. I think she's Hoedel's daughter. And granddaughter. It's a Chinatown thing.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 29, 2019 10:30 AM (+y/Ru)


Could be. The real Dr Hodel's daughter (Tamara, I think) did accuse her father of incest, though I believe the case was thrown out of court.


I'll probably watch tonight after I finish typing up all of this new writing I've been doing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 29, 2019 10:37 AM (Ki5SV)

394 384 When a woman's body is found on a street cut in two, well I think the newspapers had a reason to go bonkers.
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It had to be a Samurai that did the deed.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:37 AM (2LelM)

395 It's all about fairness.

-
He who surrenders freedom for fairness will get neither freedom nor fairness.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 29, 2019 10:38 AM (+y/Ru)

396 I think socialism appeals to fear - insecurity - ppl who've never experienced adversity are susceptible
Posted by: votermom
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People who have never learned personal responsibility. They've also never learned that there are substantial rewards that go with that burden.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at January 29, 2019 10:38 AM (xSo9G)

397 socialism appeals to people that believe OTHER people services grow on trees.

Posted by: h1b at January 29, 2019 10:38 AM (gLMhO)

398 391 Houston PD won't release IDs for dead shooters, says "may" release details "in next few days."

It's going to go into the Friday news dump for sure.
-------------------------
Give it 24 hours and the Feds will identify the bad guys as Mexicans. Its Houston Jake.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:38 AM (2LelM)

399 I also taped I Am the Night
I really don't know the details of Bkack Dahlia - will I be able to enjoy this series?
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:31 AM (BJlbN)



I have no idea. The Dahlia case fascinates me, but whether this series is any good, God knows.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 29, 2019 10:38 AM (Ki5SV)

400 aha so he gets it, and sometimes we're worth it.
Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:32 AM (gLMhO


Sometimes, yes. I'm still working on the equations to prove that all good women are taken though.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:39 AM (pUDQf)

401 When a woman's body is found on a street cut in two, well I think the newspapers had a reason to go bonkers."

Sure, but the name "Black Dahlia" is a media creation. Her name was Elizabeth Short.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:39 AM (6qErC)

402 >>397 socialism appeals to people that believe OTHER people services grow on trees.
Posted by: h1b at January 29, 2019 10:38 AM (gLMhO)

Amity Schlaes' 'The Forgotten Man' is instructive.

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 10:39 AM (Bdeb0)

403 Scout Attacked by a Tiger


If this movie poster is any indication, I can see why the sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird bombed at the box office.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 29, 2019 10:39 AM (UGqF8)

404 Capitalism exists in every socialist state in the form of the black market. That is human nature.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:39 AM (VeUrT)

405 In my family, there was all types of rebellion, but not as far as becoming a lib.
Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (n13

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I was sufficiently "rebellious" that some kind of Hannibal Lecter type security scenario was likely called for... but I never once considered a political position to the left of Reagan, not even as a boy, and moved considerably to the right from there.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 29, 2019 10:39 AM (o4kib)

406 Learn to code?

It is not problem!

Full tuition include immunity agreement!


Posted by: Awan Brothers Distance Learning, LLC at January 29, 2019 10:39 AM (zCyNd)

407 . And I said, well that was an apple cutting tax, and just walked away.



Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:33 AM (IB+YA)



The "Mommy tax" is infamous in our house

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:35 AM (BJlbN)

Lest we forget the Halloween Candy Safety Sorting Tax and Daily Storage Tax.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 29, 2019 10:40 AM (QLvwG)

408 Houston PD won't release IDs for dead shooters, says "may" release details "in next few days."
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Protecting white Catholic yutes, no doubt.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at January 29, 2019 10:40 AM (xSo9G)

409 If you learn to code you can emigrate to India.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:40 AM (2LelM)

410 "RoyalOil -- It has also occurred to me lately that
the Donor Class may be heavily influenced and infiltrated by the
cartels. No joke.

Posted by:StefanH
It worked well in their home country.

Posted by Mannix

lots of drug cash to be spread around (tax free) ... and cartels can murder ... "silver or lead", they even post it on billboards so their servants know to obey.


The "higher powers" (e.g. banksters that are 2Big2Fail/Jail) may not get their hands dirty directly, but the chaos is helpful for their destruction of American sovereignty. They need the chaos and a drugged/perverse America as they establish their NWO. This was the "critical theory" idea, to break up American families and so on.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 29, 2019 10:40 AM (Cus5s)

411 Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (n13/j)

____

My parents are veeeeeery conservative. I turned out like them, but my sister is a batshit crazy loon leftie. I married a right-ish woman who was raised by parents who owned a VW bus in the 60s and voted for Obama twice..

Go figure.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:40 AM (IB+YA)

412 Give it 24 hours and the Feds will identify the bad guys as Mexicans. Its Houston Jake.

and I will beat Nancy's head with that story for a week.

Posted by: Donny Two Scoops at January 29, 2019 10:41 AM (sZaoP)

413 I had asked for other peoples Christmas gift giving that my name not appear on the wall of shame ever .

but you guys are fibbers. I saw my name again.

so I now realize tricky gifts are just for the kids.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:41 AM (gLMhO)

414 Her name was Elizabeth Short.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:39 AM (6qErC)


She's a lot shorter now!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 29, 2019 10:41 AM (QLvwG)

415 400 aha so he gets it, and sometimes we're worth it.
Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:32 AM (gLMhO


Sometimes, yes. I'm still working on the equations to prove that all good women are taken though.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


no. there are still some out there. they just lurk.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 10:41 AM (d7Ww2)

416 His skinny ass was shoved in too many lockers.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:37 AM (lyaJC)

My understanding is that he was part of the 'cool kids' and did some bullying, I could be completely misinformed.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:41 AM (VeUrT)

417 368 I think socialism appeals to fear - insecurity - ppl who've never experienced adversity are susceptible."

Sad truth is, there has always been a large portion of humanity that prefers slavery, because it's easy and it doesn't take any effort. (Other than having to make a show of doing what you're told to do while Massa is watching)

Free societies with an independent citizenry appear to be rare blips that emerge every few centuries in rare societies that have very high senses of individuality, duty, and honor. But they never last for more than a few generations before regressing to the mean.

I understand monarchy now, I didn't used to. It's a step up from pure dictatorship by force only, which is the default model. (and what dying societies always fall into, see NK, Venezuela, Syria) In fact, a society can fall even further than that - see Libya or Afghanistan, which might as well be called MadMaxistan these days.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2019 10:41 AM (Kpl3J)

418 411
Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (n13/j)



____



My parents are veeeeeery conservative. I turned out like them, but
my sister is a batshit crazy loon leftie. I married a right-ish woman
who was raised by parents who owned a VW bus in the 60s and voted for
Obama twice..



Go figure.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:40 AM (IB+YA)
My parents are RINOs at best. Sister is full on libtard. I am the lone wolf conservative/constitutionalist.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 29, 2019 10:42 AM (jxbfJ)

419 When a woman's body is found on a street cut in two, well I think the newspapers had a reason to go bonkers.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 29, 2019 10:36 AM (7MiSx)



I have been "working" on The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of for nigh over the last 10 years. If I ever finished, the next three Theda Bara Mysteries I wanted to do were -

Ten Thousand Midnights, about the death of Virginia Rappe and the murder of William Desmond Taylor;


- the fourth book about Peg Entwistle, who threw herself off of the "Hollywood" sign;


- and the Dahlia case.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 29, 2019 10:42 AM (Ki5SV)

420 Senate Intel Committee hearing-
Burr is as bad as expected.
And apparently only he and Warner get briefings from ODNI.

Posted by: Miklos, needing spittoon at January 29, 2019 10:37 AM


I kinda had a suspicion he'd get reamed. The fact that he defended Lon Horiuchi of Rudy Ridge infamy made my radar go up. Funny thing is both the left and the right hated Ruby Ridge and Waco, but perhaps for different reasons.

Or maybe the left really at heart appreciates the value of the Fourth Amendment.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 29, 2019 10:42 AM (jYje5)

421 >>And apparently only he and Warner get briefings from ODNI.

Gang of 8. This is relevant to when Clapper also briefed the Gang of 8 about Russian attempts to infiltrate the Trump campaign.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 10:43 AM (/tuJf)

422 She's a lot shorter now!
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 29, 2019 10:41 AM (QLvwG)

I larfed

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:43 AM (BJlbN)

423 Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:40 AM (IB+YA)

The common factor in these kid stories:

Conservative- boy

Leftist - girl

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:43 AM (VeUrT)

424 People who have never learned personal responsibility. They've also never learned that there are substantial rewards that go with that burden.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at January 29, 2019 10:38 AM (xSo9G)

I would rephrase as potential substantial rewards. There are no guarantees that shouldering the burden, busting your ass, doing what you're supposed to do will actually pay off.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 29, 2019 10:43 AM (NWiLs)

425 Thanks for the prayers


The fellow from my congregation, "D" had his long interview yesterday. He felt it went well and I'm sure the prayers helped a lot. However, there are other people being interviewed so if you can pray that God would open a way for him it would be much appreciated. He's had awful things going on since the Summer and really needs a job.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 29, 2019 10:43 AM (AllCR)

426 You look at me and you start to laugh
You wont laugh when you're cut in half
-GWAR

Posted by: espanostifer at January 29, 2019 10:44 AM (it2Pk)

427 This learn to code thing is funny to me because coding in and of itself is not that hard, nor that lucrative. Anyone can learn to "code". What not everyone can do is learn to integrate systems, learn to elicit requirements from clients, learn to communicate with end users and understand their needs, figure out big picture stuff, and most importantly do the business side of tech. That's where the money is.

On the hierarchy of IT, coding is pretty low down on the totem pole. You'll have a few super star programmers/developers in an organization. But other than that, it's not all that glamorous.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:44 AM (IB+YA)

428 Socialism is probably more prone to success (accounting for different values of 'success') in a rentier economy rather than a diversified economy that presents the kinds of challenges that reward entrepreneurialism.

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 10:44 AM (Bdeb0)

429 Give it 24 hours and the Feds will identify the bad guys as Mexicans. Its Houston Jake.

I sense a whole lotta Republican 'pouncing' in the near future...

Maybe with a little 'seizing'..

Posted by: McCool at January 29, 2019 10:44 AM (sZaoP)

430 When a woman's body is found on a street cut in two, well I think the newspapers had a reason to go bonkers."

I think the theory that it was the doctor sounds pretty convincing. He was a known jock-sniffer of surrealist artists. There are photos of him with Dali in his home. The murder scene was staged to resemble known surrealist paintings with women separated across the torso.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 29, 2019 10:44 AM (qc+VF)

431 prayers up for D, fen

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 29, 2019 10:44 AM (BJlbN)

432 The common factor in these kid stories:

Conservative- boy

Leftist - girl

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:43 AM (VeUrT)

___

My wife: Girl + conservative

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:44 AM (IB+YA)

433
What's Hogg's excuse?
Posted by: Can't resist temptation

His skinny ass was shoved in too many lockers.
Posted by: rickb223


Do they still have lockers?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 29, 2019 10:44 AM (aKsyK)

434 Tiger Tiger. burning bright, In the forests of the night...

Posted by: Blake at January 29, 2019 10:44 AM (xSo9G)

435 It's going to go into the Friday news dump for sure.
-------------------------
Give it 24 hours and the Feds will identify the bad guys as Mexicans. Its Houston Jake. "

*Probably*. But there are some real vicious black gangs there too, plenty of them leftovers of the batch that migrated from N.O. after Katrina.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2019 10:45 AM (Kpl3J)

436 I worked in a factor. I was just a number.

Posted by: Shayla at January 29, 2019 10:45 AM (UGqF8)

437 My understanding is that he was part of the 'cool kids' and did some bullying, I could be completely misinformed.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation


The skin head cuban chick definitely was. She copped to it. Which is why she was memory holed.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:45 AM (lyaJC)

438 She's a lot shorter now!
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 29, 2019 10:41 AM (QLvwG)

omg.. I feel bad I laughed at that.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 29, 2019 10:45 AM (kG5hP)

439 Insomniac, I do think though, when socialists keep trying to wreck the economy has something to do with the failures afterwords.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:45 AM (gLMhO)

440 "Learn to code" is the modern variation on that blunt, unforgiving Puritan command to those who'd prefer to live off the work of others: "Root, hog, or die."

Posted by: Zod at January 29, 2019 10:46 AM (Bdeb0)

441
If you want to see a different side of India then look up photos of the city of Dharamsala in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. In the old filmi movies the young and rich were always going to Simla (or Shimla). Filmi = "bollywood".

Posted by: Glenn John at January 29, 2019 10:46 AM (LilNs)

442 Do they still have lockers?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Older schools do since they built them into the walls. Not sure about newer schools.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:47 AM (lyaJC)

443 The skin head cuban chick definitely was. She copped to it. Which is why she was memory holed."

Yeah, she got dropped in a hurry...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:47 AM (6qErC)

444 Probably*. But there are some real vicious black gangs there too, plenty of them leftovers of the batch that migrated from N.O. after Katrina.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2019 10:45 AM (Kpl3J)

But for the most part, they would rather live in prison than go out shooting. Mexicans / Central Americans shoot without thinking.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:47 AM (VeUrT)

445 My batshit left sister wasn't always like that. She did the inverse of the Churchill quote. Started out middle of the road and then as she got older went further left. Which is weird.

She works for an eeeeevil investment bank. Her husband (who is also a leftie but a reasonable one) works in tech. Together they bring in at least $500K a year. Maybe more in a good year. So I think they have the white person guilt and figure if they support basthit leftist politicians it will absolve them.

That or she's insane. Who knows?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:48 AM (IB+YA)

446 439 Insomniac, I do think though, when socialists keep trying to wreck the economy has something to do with the failures afterwords.
Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:45 AM (gLMhO


Like hoping that the cool kid who gets all the girls at school has an unfortunate loss of bodily function, they simply want people to fail because they can't win.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:48 AM (pUDQf)

447
Socialism is the concept of robbing Peter to pay Paul, earning Paul's vote in the process, until inevitably all the Peters are gone.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 29, 2019 10:49 AM (jYje5)

448 There is going to be a movie about the Mumbai hotel terrorist attack. Looks pretty good,

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 29, 2019 10:49 AM (VeUrT)

449 Like hoping that the cool kid who gets all the girls at school has an unfortunate loss of bodily function, they simply want people to fail because they can't win.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


I guess the whole "A rising tide floats all boats" is right out then.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 10:50 AM (d7Ww2)

450 Himachal Pradesh, yes it is pretty. and I don't knowhow I didn't retrieve any memory of Himalayas while thinking India.

my brain is a vast storage of mistepping synapses.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:50 AM (gLMhO)

451 When a woman's body is found on a street cut in two, well I think the newspapers had a reason to go bonkers.

---------

Today's special! Hollywood starlets, half off! Today only, no rainchecks!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 29, 2019 10:51 AM (gC2IV)

452 It's funny watching the media and the Dems running around with their hair on fire over Schultz possibly running and splitting the vote to hand the election to Trump--as though that's the only way Trump's going to get re-elected.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 29, 2019 10:51 AM (NFEMn)

453 But for the most part, they would rather live in prison than go out shooting. Mexicans / Central Americans shoot without thinking."

Plus (IIRC) that's a pretty heavily Mex/Central American section of town...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 29, 2019 10:51 AM (6qErC)

454 373 They dont want the China/Cuba/Venezuela type socialism

They want the Sweden/Denmark/Netherlands kind. "

What they don't realize is that it's the people. If you have the kind of population that Sweden/Denmark/Netherlands have, any kind of government would work. On the other hand, its very notable that the Arab countries have tried Monarchy, Capitalism, Tribalism, Socialism, Communism, and every other ism there is. The only times they have even approached having stable governments is when they're subsidiary outposts of some much larger Empire. (Persian, Byzantine, Ottoman, British)

Some peoples have the ability to govern themselves, some don't.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2019 10:51 AM (Kpl3J)

455 I guess the whole "A rising tide floats all boats" is right out then.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 10:50 AM (d7Ww2)

When anger issues trump common sense.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:52 AM (pUDQf)

456 If a Dem is going to win, I'd prefer it be Schultz over any of the other freaks running.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:52 AM (IB+YA)

457 455 I guess the whole "A rising tide floats all boats" is right out then.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 10:50 AM (d7Ww2)

When anger issues trump common sense.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:52 AM (pUDQf)

Like whacking random people on the head with a frying pan.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 29, 2019 10:52 AM (NWiLs)

458 455 I guess the whole "A rising tide floats all boats" is right out then.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 10:50 AM (d7Ww2)

When anger issues trump common sense.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

that's what the frying pan is for then........

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 10:52 AM (d7Ww2)

459 Not doing a thesis. But curious as to "sister batshit crazy" and the conservative horde. You the oldest. Youngest. Middle. And where the sibling falls. Was the oldest rebellious with right leaning parents. Vice versa? Just curious

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at January 29, 2019 10:53 AM (LHbxl)

460 Hi Insom!!!!


Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 10:53 AM (d7Ww2)

461 There has to be more to Schultz running. Perot showed that, no matter how wealthy and famous you are, you need a national party to support you.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at January 29, 2019 10:53 AM (wGbBR)

462 Heh. Warped minds think alike.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 29, 2019 10:53 AM (NWiLs)

463 A Free Man is a man of constant worry. A Socialist Man is a man of constant worry without the agency to do anything about it. Don't see the advantage with the later.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:53 AM (2LelM)

464
Socialism is the concept of robbing Peter to pay Paul, earning Paul's vote in the process, until inevitably all the Peters are gone.
Posted by: Newest Nic


That's why I am opposed to socialism.

Posted by: Shep Smith at January 29, 2019 10:54 AM (aKsyK)

465 Helloooo nurse!

*eyes frying pan warily*

Posted by: Insomniac at January 29, 2019 10:54 AM (NWiLs)

466 Tipsy Tuesdays! Now with 68% more frying pans!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:54 AM (pUDQf)

467 They want the Sweden/Denmark/Netherlands kind.

___

What they don't realize is that without the US, those countries couldn't do their socialism. We are the economic engine of the world that allows Sweden and Co. to live comfortably.

I always ax people who cite Sweden to give me 5 examples of a Swedish tech/medical breakthrough over the past 20 years. I still have yet to get an answer.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:54 AM (IB+YA)

468 464
Socialism is the concept of robbing Peter to pay Paul, earning Paul's vote in the process, until inevitably all the Peters are gone.
Posted by: Newest Nic

That's why I am opposed to socialism.
Posted by: Shep Smith at January 29, 2019 10:54 AM (aKsyK


Shep is still doing phrasing, I see.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 29, 2019 10:54 AM (pUDQf)

469 I'd like to nominate Puddin Head's Taming of Scruffy as a top comment for this thread.

Posted by: mindful webworker's easily-moved ghost, hanging around at January 29, 2019 10:55 AM (RpdsG)

470 463 A Free Man is a man of constant worry. A Socialist Man is a man of constant worry without the agency to do anything about it. Don't see the advantage with the later.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:53 AM (2LelM)

The socialist is a creature that thinks he can trust a group of all-powerful experts to take his worries away.

A saner person worries what the experts will do with absolute power, and how it will affect them.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at January 29, 2019 10:55 AM (J+mig)

471 456 If a Dem is going to win, I'd prefer it be Schultz over any of the other freaks running.
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Not going to happen. After Obama destroyed the party they knew only hate would keep it together. A white man who is reasonable doesn't stand a chance getting nominated. At the moment the elderly white women of the party are running left as fast as they can to avoid being crushed.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:56 AM (2LelM)

472 In fact, a society can fall even further than that - see Libya or Afghanistan, which might as well be called MadMaxistan these days.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2019 10:41 AM (Kpl3J)

Hey!

Posted by: Somalia at January 29, 2019 10:56 AM (aVmAZ)

473 459 Not doing a thesis. But curious as to "sister batshit crazy" and the conservative horde. You the oldest. Youngest. Middle. And where the sibling falls. Was the oldest rebellious with right leaning parents. Vice versa? Just curious
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at January 29, 2019 10:53 AM (LHbxl)

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Two of us, I'm oldest.

She wasn't rebellious, there wasn't much to rebel against, we had a pretty good childhood. My parents were very laid back with the rules and shit.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:56 AM (IB+YA)

474 >>*eyes frying pan warily*

Ask not for whom the frying pan swings.

It swings for thee.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 10:56 AM (/tuJf)

475 Not doing a thesis. But curious as to "sister batshit crazy" and the conservative horde. You the oldest. Youngest. Middle. And where the sibling falls. Was the oldest rebellious with right leaning parents. Vice versa? Just curious
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal


Oldest. 10 yr gap. Parents hard right.
Kids? Both hard right.
Me? Judge Bork was a flaming liberal.
Sister? Reagan was a liberal.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 29, 2019 10:56 AM (lyaJC)

476 thought it was a dog..then I embiggened it and its a weird horse. And no tigers in Africa right? Must be someplace in the tropics.

Posted by: IC at January 29, 2019 10:56 AM (a0IVu)

477 467
They want the Sweden/Denmark/Netherlands kind.



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What they don't realize is that without the US, those countries
couldn't do their socialism. We are the economic engine of the world
that allows Sweden and Co. to live comfortably.



I always ax people who cite Sweden to give me 5 examples of a
Swedish tech/medical breakthrough over the past 20 years. I still have
yet to get an answer.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:54 AM (IB+YA)


Don't those two countries basically subsidize their social programs by dropping boat loads of offshore oil drilling owned by the Govt?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 29, 2019 10:56 AM (ymnmz)

478 382 Web designer, that's right. Which, with tools available nowadays there's little if any coding required. It's more of plopping images into locations on a template. Maybe creating a new image. More graphic arts then coding.

'sides which, if there's any coding required, she can bat her eyes at the creepy guy in the corner that also knows how to fix the copier.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 29, 2019 10:57 AM (sGtp+)

479 469 I'd like to nominate Puddin Head's Taming of Scruffy as a top comment for this thread.
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I second that vote (for obvious narcissistic reasons).

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 10:57 AM (2LelM)

480 I always ax people who cite Sweden to give me 5 examples of a Swedish tech/medical breakthrough over the past 20 years. I still have yet to get an answer.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:54 AM (IB+YA)

Ikea shelving?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2019 10:57 AM (nPGq2)

481 What they don't realize is that without the US, those countries couldn't do their socialism. We are the economic engine of the world that allows Sweden and Co. to live comfortably.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 10:54 AM (IB+YA)

We make it possibly by subsidizing their defense. Their anemic contributions to NATO mean more to spend on social projects.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at January 29, 2019 10:57 AM (J+mig)

482 Ask not for whom the frying pan swings.

It swings for thee.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 29, 2019 10:56 AM (/tuJf)


ha.

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 10:58 AM (gLMhO)

483 nood punk monkey

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 29, 2019 10:58 AM (d7Ww2)

484 Churchill "What did you do with the Kulaks?"


Stalin "We killed them."


That is all anyone needs to know about socialism.


Posted by: Archer at January 29, 2019 10:58 AM (gmo/4)

485 I'd like to nominate Puddin Head's Taming of Scruffy as a top comment for this thread.
Posted by: mindful webworker's easily-moved ghost, hanging around at January 29, 2019 10:55 AM (RpdsG)

Ok, but you got the order backwards. He's my trained servant.

Posted by: Scruffy at January 29, 2019 10:59 AM (aVmAZ)

486 Don't those two countries basically subsidize their social programs by dropping boat loads of offshore oil drilling owned by the Govt?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 29, 2019 10:56 AM (ymnmz)

Norway does. Sweden has no oil, AFAIK. But they do have iron and other minerals, and timber.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 29, 2019 10:59 AM (nPGq2)

487 The Swedish Armed Forces have four main tasks:[5]
To assert the territorial integrity of Sweden



well that won't DO!

Posted by: willow at January 29, 2019 11:00 AM (gLMhO)

488
We make it possibly by subsidizing their defense. Their anemic contributions to NATO mean more to spend on social projects.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at January 29, 2019 10:57 AM (J+mig)

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Yep, that too.

It's like when people say CA is the 5th largest economy. Yeah great, an economy that has someone else (fed govt) paying for your defense, airports, infrastructure, etc.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 29, 2019 11:00 AM (IB+YA)

489 Norway does. Sweden has no oil, AFAIK. But they do have iron and other minerals, and timber.
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They have oodles of blonde nut crackers. They will do well.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 11:00 AM (2LelM)

490 'Morning, Horde. Slept in. Can anyone tell me if Fen mentioned how her friend D's interview went. Looking for confirmation of my feeling things went well.

Posted by: creeper at January 29, 2019 11:01 AM (ey3Yt)

491 Not doing a thesis. But curious as to "sister batshit crazy" and the conservative horde. You the oldest. Youngest. Middle. And where the sibling falls. Was the oldest rebellious with right leaning parents. Vice versa? Just curious

I'm the youngest of two. Older sister. Father was very conservative; mother was go-along-to-get-along. Sister definitely rebelled when she left for college. She worked in public education until she got fed up with the BS and has been moving rightward since. I started and remained conservative.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 29, 2019 11:02 AM (qc+VF)

492
Yep, that too.

It's like when people say CA is the 5th largest economy. Yeah great, an economy that has someone else (fed govt) paying for your defense, airports, infrastructure, etc.
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They also have the most poor people in America and consume the largest amount of Federal welfare than any other state by a mile. Its basically a reverse colonialization of American taxpayers that float their boat.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 11:02 AM (2LelM)

493 We make it possibly by subsidizing their defense. Their anemic contributions to NATO mean more to spend on social projects."

It was comical when Macron started to talk about how the EU needed its own army. Only took a couple of days before that idea got laughed down. What would they have, Spanish Generals, French Troops, and Italian Equipment?

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2019 11:03 AM (Kpl3J)

494 It was not long ago when conservatives used Sweden as a cautionary tale. It is sad that we have fallen so far that some on both sides of the aisle see a model of some kind.

Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2019 11:03 AM (n13/j)

495 I would rephrase as potential substantial rewards. There are no guarantees that shouldering the burden, busting your ass, doing what you're supposed to do will actually pay off.
Posted by: Insomniac
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I meant 'rewards' more in the context of personal integrity and character, as opposed to material things.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at January 29, 2019 11:03 AM (xSo9G)

496 Insom, inside, was a dying man
He went all the places that crying can
Then cheered by a nurse
And forgetting the worst
Surprise! She swings a mean frying pan

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 29, 2019 11:04 AM (fuK7c)

497 Thx for the replies. I tend to think the oldest is one way or the other. Not extreme. But firm. Not a middle roader.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at January 29, 2019 11:04 AM (LHbxl)

498
It was comical when Macron started to talk about how the EU needed its own army. Only took a couple of days before that idea got laughed down. What would they have, Spanish Generals, French Troops, and Italian Equipment?
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Merkel and Macron just signed a alliance agreement. Their bet is EUing will make them great. If Italy leaves, maybe not so much.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 11:04 AM (2LelM)

499 459 Not doing a thesis. But curious as to "sister batshit crazy" and the conservative horde. You the oldest. Youngest. Middle. And where the sibling falls. Was the oldest rebellious with right leaning parents. Vice versa? Just curious

five of us, then two more after i went to college. one brother (among the five), so i watched a lot of love boat growing up.

this conversation once actually happened when i came home from college:

dad: you tell your sister! she needs to vote for one of the major parties instead of throwing her vote away.
me: oh? who did you vote for?
sister: i voted communist.
dad: see! see!
me: but, dad, i voted libertarian!

that sister is older. then me, another sister, the brother, and the remaining sisters. older sister leftie. me rightie. penultimate younger sister totally whacky (claims to be a pagan, started a pagan church, managed to get herself voted out of her own church). rest of them middling.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 29, 2019 11:05 AM (sGtp+)

500 It was comical when Macron started to talk about how
the EU needed its own army. Only took a couple of days before that idea
got laughed down. What would they have, Spanish Generals, French
Troops, and Italian Equipment?

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

Merkel and Macron just signed a alliance agreement. Their bet is
EUing will make them great. If Italy leaves, maybe not so much.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 11:04 AM (2LelM)

They have been pushing this a good 20 years. I hope Italy pulls out, let the French and Germans cling together and shout all is well.

Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2019 11:06 AM (n13/j)

501 They have been pushing this a good 20 years. I hope Italy pulls out, let the French and Germans cling together and shout all is well.
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The real test of strength will be Greece or Italy returning to the Drachma or Lira and inflating themselves into independence. This is easier for Greece to do than Italy. Painful at first, but within two years their people will be in charge of their own country. Those Germans won't stop taking vacations in Greece.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 11:08 AM (2LelM)

502 that sister is older. then me, another sister, the
brother, and the remaining sisters. older sister leftie. me rightie.
penultimate younger sister totally whacky (claims to be a pagan, started
a pagan church, managed to get herself voted out of her own church).
rest of them middling.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 29, 2019 11:05 AM (sGtp+)
wow, we are just boring righties.

Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2019 11:09 AM (n13/j)

503 younger sister totally whacky (claims to be a pagan, started
a pagan church, managed to get herself voted out of her own church).
rest of them middling.
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That would make a great novel.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 11:10 AM (2LelM)

504 I wouldn't consider France to be a hard lock for the EU, given Macron's abysmal popularity and the constant riots. The country's a wet fart from its next Bastille Day.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at January 29, 2019 11:11 AM (J+mig)

505 Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 11:08 AM (2LelM)

I never liked the whole scheme. Sure I get they were trying to prevent a WW1 type situation and some integration is good I guess. But the modern push for a United States of Europe was always a power play by France and Germany. They wanted to punch above their weight and go toe to toe with the dreaded Yanquis. They never cared about Italy and certainly not about Greece. It amazes me how countries can sell their independence so cheap.

Posted by: Quint at January 29, 2019 11:12 AM (n13/j)

506 That would make a great novel.
Posted by: Puddin Head
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"Call me Ishmael..."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at January 29, 2019 11:13 AM (xSo9G)

507 (claims to be a pagan, started a pagan church, managed to get herself voted out of her own church).

Okay, now that's a funny story! And I thought my sister was something. Actually she's conservative, well spoken, intelligent - she's just lived a life that should end up on the Hallmark channel, including at one point being on the run from a murderous and insane soon to be ex-husband, in a stolen corvette, while the IRS was also chasing her for a $700,000 tax lien. That's what ya call being on the lam.

By the way, she's back on top again. soon to be 5th husband owns about 20 large apartment buildings in Phoenix. I gotta get her to let me write it up, sell it to Hallmark.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2019 11:13 AM (Kpl3J)

508 By the way, she's back on top again. soon to be 5th husband owns about 20 large apartment buildings in Phoenix. I gotta get her to let me write it up, sell it to Hallmark.
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How will it end? A Trailer in the desert full of cats or the Belle of the Country Club and Board Member of some Corporation?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 29, 2019 11:17 AM (2LelM)

509 How will it end? A Trailer in the desert full of cats or the Belle of the Country Club and Board Member of some Corporation?"

One wonders, one really does.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 29, 2019 11:22 AM (Kpl3J)

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