Mid-Morning Open Thread

Gerome Diogenes.jpg


Diogenes
Jean-Leon Gerome

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Hola amigos.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 26, 2019 09:30 AM (gC2IV)

2 ooh eye candy!

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 26, 2019 09:31 AM (dm05u)

3 I love lamp.

Posted by: Steve Carell at June 26, 2019 09:31 AM (PXLJQ)

4 The time before cardboard boxes.

Posted by: BignJames at June 26, 2019 09:31 AM (ykq7q)

5 That's an interesting igloo.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 26, 2019 09:31 AM (gC2IV)

6 I have met Diogenes, and I can confirm.

Posted by: bluebell at June 26, 2019 09:31 AM (aXucN)

7 it's D-Lamp with the corgis

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 26, 2019 09:31 AM (dm05u)

8 How come Alexa isn't working?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 09:31 AM (6qErC)

9 Is he holding a lamp or a box of dog treats?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 26, 2019 09:32 AM (gC2IV)

10 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 09:32 AM (9cans)

11 must be a lamp made out of peanut butter

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 26, 2019 09:32 AM (oAY8z)

12 Ten minutes later, he's still looking for the USB port...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 09:33 AM (6qErC)

13 That's when he gets up and right before he goes looking for coffee.

But he's never said anything about his dogs.

Posted by: Tami at June 26, 2019 09:33 AM (cF8AT)

14 Are they waited for him to die so they can tear his body apart and feast?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 26, 2019 09:33 AM (85Gof)

15 Ok God, I didn't find any righteous men, but I did find these dogs.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 26, 2019 09:34 AM (gC2IV)

16 For a minute there I thought it was San Francisco.

Posted by: Lewis Bowlby at June 26, 2019 09:34 AM (Lxxwf)

17 The mental health of the homeless is epic. This guy has a lit lamp in the daytime claiming to be looking for an honest man. Burn him!

Posted by: Archer at June 26, 2019 09:34 AM (gmo/4)

18 Lovely painting. Diogenes is pretty buff as well. He lived to the ripe old age of 89. Just goes to show that the simple life is the best life.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 26, 2019 09:34 AM (5vDKw)

19 Doggienes?

All dogs are honest.

Why is he putting his lamp under a bushel? Because Jesus hadn't been invented yet.

You know how I know that's not the AoSHQ barrel?

Don't mind me. I'm still back on the Morning Report.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for time travel toon at June 26, 2019 09:34 AM (z8tEv)

20 Can't be San Francisco; no poop.

Posted by: Archer at June 26, 2019 09:35 AM (gmo/4)

21 This looks like a little man living in a giant pot with a handle on it. medieval stuart little with micro-dogs, maybe?

Posted by: tom servo at June 26, 2019 09:35 AM (V2Yro)

22 "Dammit, Man, just get over it and call Steve! We need a fifth guy for the card game tonight!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 09:36 AM (Ct55T)

23 And the dogs are wondering what time is dinner?

Good painting, though. We never get to see Diogenes as a young-ish man; he's always been depicted as this ancient tottering along with his lamp.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 26, 2019 09:36 AM (ClOmq)

24 Doggehs!

Posted by: Hikaru at June 26, 2019 09:36 AM (4DfNe)

25 I never quite imagined him like that, but I love the painting.

Posted by: Caliban at June 26, 2019 09:36 AM (qEujL)

26 Wonder which of the dogs is his favorite. You know he probably has one.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 26, 2019 09:37 AM (ClOmq)

27 Heading to South Bend tomorrow. Anyone have any words of wisdom I can pass on to Mayor Pete? Actually we are going to the Senior US Open at Notre Dame and staying in a hotel in downtown SB. Don't plan on being downtown very long. Seems as if parts of my hometown have turned to shit!

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 26, 2019 09:37 AM (5vDKw)

28 Hi all,

I'm still kicking myself for insulting, however inadvertently, TJM and Bandersnatch in yesterday's news dump (me heaping shade on college degrees). So I'm going to go to lurking mode for awhile.

Sorry guys. I'll be in the box.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at June 26, 2019 09:37 AM (2BgZB)

29 That man really should put some clothes on.

Posted by: Milt Rombley at June 26, 2019 09:37 AM (hjaPQ)

30 I like the juxtaposition of the large round element with the heavy angular lines of the buildings and street. It also creates an optical illusion. While Diogenes is in the dead center of the work, the large open circle pushes him leftward. It's a very interesting effect.

Posted by: Kris at June 26, 2019 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

31 And don't you think it's a crime
when time, after time, after time
people livin' in the bottle

Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 09:37 AM (PxX58)

32 Alternate title: "Jimis Acostus After The Fall"

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 26, 2019 09:37 AM (LISuA)

33 oy - read a bit about the NRA just now. Looks like Wayne LaPierre is pissed that they tried to shut down his money scamming operations, and so now he's firing everyone who might possibly have opposed him, including Dana Loesch.

looks to me like the NRA is finished. just another scam run by a crook now.

Posted by: tom servo at June 26, 2019 09:38 AM (V2Yro)

34 Alternate titles:

"Diogenes Goes to the Dogs"


"Diogenes Goes to Pot"

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 26, 2019 09:38 AM (e1q4h)

35 Seems as if parts of my hometown have turned to shit!


Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 26, 2019

*
*
. . .
Happened to Noo Awlins a long time ago. I commiserate.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 26, 2019 09:38 AM (ClOmq)

36 Honesty is one of the few virtues I have left.

Posted by: Kevin C at June 26, 2019 09:38 AM (s87YM)

37 Pot head listening to Three Dog Night

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 26, 2019 09:39 AM (DjiZK)

38 He has some fine bitches.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 26, 2019 09:39 AM (oVJmc)

39 looks to me like the NRA is finished. just another scam run by a crook now.
Posted by: tom servo at June 26, 2019 09:38 AM (V2Yro)

So kinda like Congress?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 26, 2019 09:39 AM (85Gof)

40 Honesty is one of the few virtues I have left.

Posted by: Kevin C at June 26, 2019 09:38 AM (s87YM)

You and Bob Mueller?

Posted by: BignJames at June 26, 2019 09:39 AM (ykq7q)

41 He has some fine bitches."

But no britches...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 09:40 AM (6qErC)

42 So, Diogenes lived in LA?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 26, 2019 09:40 AM (m79Dg)

43 Yep, regretting joining the NRA. Sounds like another worthy organization being destroyed by an unscrupulous person.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 26, 2019 09:40 AM (5vDKw)

44 gee, what a cynic!

Posted by: Archer at June 26, 2019 09:40 AM (gmo/4)

45 Darnit! The sad-eyed puppy goes in the boot, while the homeless waif looks on. It is all backwards.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 26, 2019 09:40 AM (hSQmw)

46 41 He has some fine bitches."

But no britches...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 09:40 AM (6qErC)

But that cloak could be britches with a couple 'a stitches.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 09:41 AM (Ct55T)

47 Diogenes and his lamp would be banned by Twitter for being triggering.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 09:41 AM (ppgMG)

48 *looks at lineup for Dem TV stunt*
liar
scrunt
fukn liar
chief big liar
Mexican
Mexicanier
*huffs off to find hooker*

Posted by: diogenes at June 26, 2019 09:41 AM (JFO2v)

49 I don't see any tags on those dogs. How can we be sure they've had their rabies shots?

HUH?

Posted by: Joni Ernst at June 26, 2019 09:41 AM (hjaPQ)

50 gee, what a cynic!

Posted by: Archer at June 26, 2019 09:40 AM (gmo/4)

got me

Posted by: BignJames at June 26, 2019 09:41 AM (ykq7q)

51 Lapierre's taken the movement to a racket.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 26, 2019 09:41 AM (oVJmc)

52 The clowns at my apartment complex have at last shut off the water leak in my kitchen. Now they have to pull up a good part of the carpet, dry it all out, and replace the padding. "Why do you live there?" you ask, to which I reply, "I ask myself that every morning."

The place was unlivable last night. So they put me up in the model apartment. Good A/C, but the coffeemaker in the kitchen is either broken or some kind of stage prop. I packed up and went back to my place, and was able to have coffee and breakfast.


Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 26, 2019 09:42 AM (ClOmq)

53 *huffs off to find hooker*
Posted by: diogenes at June 26, 2019 09:41 AM (JFO2v)

I thought you already included Harris in that list...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 09:42 AM (Ct55T)

54 Is Shep Smith's recipe for "Barbecued Babies on a Spit" going to make the Food Thread?

Posted by: FireNWater at June 26, 2019 09:42 AM (S4rpa)

55 You and Bob Mueller?

Posted by: BignJames at June 26, 2019

Diogenes ain't gonna find Bob.

Posted by: Kevin C at June 26, 2019 09:42 AM (s87YM)

56 looks to me like the NRA is finished. just another scam run by a crook now.

-
Maybe they could call for climate change regulations.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 26, 2019 09:42 AM (+y/Ru)

57 D-Lamp: the homeless years.

Posted by: Ole, Evill twin of Sven at June 26, 2019 09:42 AM (vqIkG)

58 Diogenes is in the Barrel.

Posted by: RI Red at June 26, 2019 09:43 AM (39GWd)

59 the simple life is the best life

I'm not sure that I would characterize masturbating in the marketplace as "the simple life."

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 26, 2019 09:43 AM (H5knJ)

60 OK, I like it. Not so much as yesterdays, though.

The clever thing is that "Cynic" derives from the Greek word for dog. And Demosthenes was the most famous of that school.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 26, 2019 09:43 AM (VaN/j)

61 Diogenes was the founding father of Occupy Wall Street.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 09:43 AM (qQ7kL)

62 53 *huffs off to find hooker*
Posted by: diogenes at June 26, 2019 09:41 AM (JFO2v)

I thought you already included Harris in that list...
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 09:42 AM (Ct55T)

fixed
*huffs off to find black hooker*

Posted by: diogenes at June 26, 2019 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

63 the real Diogenes of Sinope seems like a pain in the butt global citizen activist honestly

I like ours better

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 26, 2019 09:44 AM (dm05u)

64
D-Lamp: the homeless years.
Posted by: Ole, Evill twin of Sven at June 26, 2019 09:42 AM (vqIkG)

------

So... yesterday.?

Posted by: fixerupper at June 26, 2019 09:44 AM (8XRCm)

65 Diogenes has a daily choice to make: should I sleep in my dirty bedsheet tonight or walk around naked while it's being washed?

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 09:44 AM (98WNR)

66 Isn't the NRA like a smaller version of the GOP selling out their core constituencies?

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 26, 2019 09:45 AM (y7DUB)

67 There's an nice balancing act between the three doggehs on the right and the large pot. The dogs are even the same color and tones as the pot, and their combined shape almost mirrors its form. The forth dog on the left blends into the street and background. I only see him because Diogenes is facing that way and the line of his sight and leg lead directly to it.

Posted by: Kris at June 26, 2019 09:45 AM (OyyDO)

68 I don't see NRA members going quietly into that good night. They've picked a notably independent and quarrelsome group to try to build their empire on.

If Lapierre stays, the org is probably finished.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 26, 2019 09:45 AM (oVJmc)

69 Morning y'all!

Big smooches. If someone you know is within kissing distance, get your ass outta that chair and go kiss them!!

Now, who did you kiss?
I kissed my slumbering man children.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 26, 2019 09:45 AM (PkVlr)

70 "That dog won't hunt!"

Posted by: Stuff Wilford Brimley Said on the Interwebs at June 26, 2019 09:46 AM (Ndje9)

71 Has no one else noticed the fourth doggo in the lower left?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 09:46 AM (Ct55T)

72 Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Says College Debt Kept Her From 'Pursuing Dreams'

-
Nuking Israel?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 26, 2019 09:46 AM (+y/Ru)

73 give me the skinny on the NRA power struggle

who're the bad guys and who're the good guys?

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 26, 2019 09:46 AM (dm05u)

74
So.... is the theme of the art this morning "hordlings you see in the painting"???


I see D-lamp, Diogenes, Nacl Dog, The Barrel, the corgis, Wolfus Aerelius....

who else?

Posted by: fixerupper at June 26, 2019 09:47 AM (8XRCm)

75 Commercial:

"Oh darn it! I'm all out of philosophy and the grad students bridge and choom night will be here this evening! What shall I do?"

"Has this ever happened to you? Having to host a group of intellectually pretentious jackanapes and find yourself short of needed thought?"

"Why yes, mysterious announcer voice, that it happening to me!"

"Then get Diogenes-In-A-Barrel! Bitter pronouncements delivered with disdain! Put that snotty PhD candidate in his place! Show them all the scorn which you hold them in for their moral failings!"

"What a great idea, mysterious announcer voice! I'll do that!"

"Remember Diogenes-In-A-Barrel! Nothing else will do!
And for small gatherings use Descartes in a cask."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Celebrate Independence Day With American Made Gripes from The Outrage Outlet! at June 26, 2019 09:47 AM (hLRSq)

76 From Twitter: AG Barr killing it:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?462117-1/attorney-general
-barr-speaks-us-attorneys

(remove space after "general")

Posted by: IrishEi at June 26, 2019 09:47 AM (NtglE)

77 CBD:

https://www.wga.hu/art/m/manet/2/2manet01.jpg

How about that for an art thread?

I don't request art generally, but I'm feeling very Latin and bloodthirsty recently.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 09:47 AM (9cans)

78 When's dinner?

Posted by: Barry from Jakarta at June 26, 2019 09:47 AM (Ndje9)

79 I like that painting. A guy living in a basket, adored by his four dogs. At least he has lots of friends!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 26, 2019 09:47 AM (LISuA)

80 71
Has no one else noticed the fourth doggo in the lower left?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019

*
*
. . .

He's lying doggo.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 26, 2019 09:47 AM (ClOmq)

81 Lapierre's taken the movement to a racket.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 26, 2019 09:41 AM (oVJmc)

What's aggravating is that many have been screaming this warning for years but most ignored it because the enemy of the NRA caused blinders to be placed on the members.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 09:48 AM (qQ7kL)

82 Start AG Barr clip around 7:00 mark

Posted by: IrishEi at June 26, 2019 09:48 AM (NtglE)

83 Diogenes lived during a time when everything looked like the cover of Zepplin's Houses of the Holy. - Bill S. Preston, Esquire!

Posted by: Archer at June 26, 2019 09:48 AM (gmo/4)

84 Has no one else noticed the fourth doggo in the lower left?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 09:46 AM (Ct55T)

The Blue Heeler?

Posted by: BignJames at June 26, 2019 09:48 AM (ykq7q)

85 Has no one else noticed the fourth doggo in the lower left?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 09:46 AM (Ct55T)

----

..... and the fifth dog pooping in the street.????

(adds BSG to the hordlings in the painting)

Posted by: fixerupper at June 26, 2019 09:48 AM (8XRCm)

86 Diogenes had guns

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 26, 2019 09:48 AM (dm05u)

87 Looks like Diogenes career has Kratered.

(save your snark, I realize it is a pithos comment - but I didn't see a reason to dolia it all up)

Posted by: Kindltot at June 26, 2019 09:49 AM (hSQmw)

88 And for small gatherings use Descartes in a cask."
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Celebrate Independence Day With American Made Gripes from The Outrage Outlet! at June 26, 2019 09:47 AM (hLRSq)

"I drink therefore I am"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 09:49 AM (Ct55T)

89 Mikey NTH, check out a post of mine from last night's ONT. Might be amused or scared.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 09:49 AM (ppgMG)

90 "Remember Diogenes-In-A-Barrel! Nothing else will do!
And for small gatherings use Descartes in a cask."
Posted by: Mikey NTH


"Hegel in a Hogshead" outshines these pathetic oof-brands.

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 26, 2019 09:49 AM (e1q4h)

91 Nice depth perception with the sharp details of the foreground edifice contrasted with the hazy background immediately beside it.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 26, 2019 09:49 AM (y7DUB)

92 give me the skinny on the NRA power struggle

who're the bad guys and who're the good guys?

-
It's Cynic/Eeyore Day here at the HQ so they're all bad guys.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 26, 2019 09:49 AM (+y/Ru)

93 I don't request art generally, but I'm feeling very Latin and bloodthirsty recently.

Check out the "new" Carravagio just sold, "Judith And Holofernes", where Judith is pictured as having just cut Holofernes neck. That's got some serious blood thirstiness to it.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 26, 2019 09:50 AM (LISuA)

94 At least he's got a pot to piss in.

Posted by: The Hoggster at June 26, 2019 09:50 AM (kR3UB)

95 Another one for the 'ettes, I see.

;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 26, 2019 09:50 AM (L+K8Q)

96
Yep, regretting joining the NRA. Sounds like another worthy organization being destroyed by an unscrupulous person.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 26, 2019 09:40 AM (5vDKw)






If memory serves, LaPierre was a lobbyist before taking over at NRA nearly 30 years ago. Being an unscrupulous scumsucker kind of goes with lobbyist territory, so it's not as if there's a big surprise.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 26, 2019 09:50 AM (veoSD)

97 There's a lot going on in that painting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 26, 2019 09:51 AM (KoKdw)

98 This isn't art.

That's not even a cabin.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at June 26, 2019 09:51 AM (CPk08)

99 Socratic six-pack FTW

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at June 26, 2019 09:51 AM (HMpDS)

100 I like it a lot. Morning.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 26, 2019 09:52 AM (8lGpb)

101 Barr on the 'pipes!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 26, 2019 09:52 AM (oVJmc)

102 Time to quote Twain again:

Mark Twain — ‘If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.’

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 26, 2019 09:52 AM (KoKdw)

103 I'm with can't resist. Everyone I know got out of the nra 20 plus years ago because lapierre was being lapierre even then.

Posted by: NCKate at June 26, 2019 09:52 AM (lknvV)

104 99 Socratic six-pack FTW
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at June 26, 2019 09:51 AM (HMpDS)

Seven Minute Syllogisms

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 09:52 AM (Ct55T)

105 it's D-Lamp with the corgis
Posted by: vmom


Those are some tall corgis.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 09:52 AM (l/Pix)

106 Diogenes has a daily choice to make: should I sleep in my dirty bedsheet tonight or walk around naked while it's being washed?
Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 09:44 AM (98WNR)

All he has to do is go over to the Olympic wrestling training area while it's washing. He can let it all hang out there. And get patchouli scented oil rub downs, too.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 26, 2019 09:52 AM (m79Dg)

107 I thought he was holding a bottle of tequila. Its a lamp.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 26, 2019 09:52 AM (8lGpb)

108 I wish you'd warned me ahead of time that being a commentor could cause homelessness.

Posted by: DaveA at June 26, 2019 09:52 AM (FhXTo)

109 93 I don't request art generally, but I'm feeling very Latin and bloodthirsty recently.

Check out the "new" Carravagio just sold, "Judith And Holofernes", where Judith is pictured as having just cut Holofernes neck. That's got some serious blood thirstiness to it.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 26, 2019 09:50 AM (LISuA)

==========

I did see that. I liked it. Of course, I like Caravaggio in general.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 09:53 AM (9cans)

110 Peel me a grape, bitch.

Posted by: Wayne LaPierre at June 26, 2019 09:53 AM (hjaPQ)

111 Judging by the bod, I automatically assumed the name of this painting was not "Hogg."

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 26, 2019 09:53 AM (JoUsr)

112 92 give me the skinny on the NRA power struggle


Roughly, Ollie North (and others) say Lapierre is living fat on the org, Lapierre bounces them all and counter-charges the same thing at them.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 26, 2019 09:54 AM (oVJmc)

113 "LaPierre" being froggish for "The Peter".

"Peter", being a euphemism for "dick"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 09:54 AM (Ct55T)

114 Interesting reading about Diogenes on wiki. A very modern pain in the ass. He would not be out of place today.

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 09:55 AM (C78No)

115 So that's what the barrel looks like. And it has dogs for company.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 09:55 AM (2LelM)

116
speaking of dogs
one part of my doggeh's job description is guard of the nappers
Anyone napping will have him.as sentry, helpfully barking at passing threats seen through the window

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (dm05u)

117 >>From Twitter: AG Barr killing it:

Do you know who that very tall US Attorney on the stage with Barr is?

The elusive John Huber.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (PxX58)

118 And for small gatherings use Descartes in a cask."
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Celebrate Independence Day With American Made Gripes from The Outrage Outlet! at June 26, 2019 09:47 AM (hLRSq)


I'm sure I have some Amontillado around here someplace. Maybe I buried it behind this wall.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (MwFQu)

119 Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 26, 2019 09:52 AM (m79Dg)

I heard "break dancing" was gonna be included in the next summer olympics....that still a thing?....someone yankin' my chain?

Posted by: BignJames at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (ykq7q)

120 Diogenes was a upper middle class kid who decided to rebel against the man. He considered himself a citizen of the world and though he was a 'philosopher' , it was his way or no way. There was no deep thought or discussions.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (qQ7kL)

121 Wow, a tun of dogs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (4bd7D)

122 117 >>From Twitter: AG Barr killing it:

Do you know who that very tall US Attorney on the stage with Barr is?

The elusive John Huber.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (PxX5

=========

So, he's come?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (9cans)

123 Yep, regretting joining the NRA. Sounds like another worthy organization being destroyed by an unscrupulous person.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 26, 2019 09:40 AM (5vDKw)






If memory serves, LaPierre was a lobbyist before taking over at NRA nearly 30 years ago. Being an unscrupulous scumsucker kind of goes with lobbyist territory, so it's not as if there's a big surprise.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


He's only the CEO.
The Board is who is allowing his shenanigans.
They could can him in a heartbeat.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (l/Pix)

124 From Twitter: AG Barr killing it:

Do you know who that very tall US Attorney on the stage with Barr is?



Steiner?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 09:57 AM (l/Pix)

125 121 Wow, a tun of dogs.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

*golf clap*

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 26, 2019 09:57 AM (dm05u)

126 Everyone I know got out of the nra 20 plus years ago because lapierre was being lapierre even then.

Well, I'm a lifetime member. One of Obama's very few legacies. Hope it turns around.

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 09:57 AM (QrTqV)

127 So I've seen an alternative to the NRA mentioned; gun owners of america or something?

Posted by: zeera with a new book, link in nic at June 26, 2019 09:58 AM (T9rmq)

128 Check out the "new" Carravagio just sold, "Judith And Holofernes", where Judith is pictured as having just cut Holofernes neck. That's got some serious blood thirstiness to it.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 26, 2019 09:50 AM (LISuA)

Yep the story is great. Newly found. And bloody horde worthy. I told CBD about it but as usual he ignored me for bogarting his thread. I would link it but having him appear through my USB in my bedroom to kick my ass is not an image i like to think about. So its been sold? Said it might bring 140 mil.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 26, 2019 09:58 AM (8lGpb)

129 I heard "break dancing" was gonna be included in the next summer olympics....that still a thing?....someone yankin' my chain?
Posted by: BignJames


I read that yesterday. Also, pink pussy hat fashion will be an event.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 09:58 AM (l/Pix)

130 John Huber has a new assignment: organizing US Attorney conferences.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 26, 2019 09:58 AM (LISuA)

131 The elusive John Huber.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (PxX5
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Yep. And that speech was given in DC. Wonder if Huber's been spending most of his time there now.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 26, 2019 09:59 AM (NtglE)

132 So I've seen an alternative to the NRA mentioned; gun owners of america or something?
Posted by: zeera


GoA, JPFO, local state affiliates.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 09:59 AM (l/Pix)

133 >>John Huber has a new assignment: organizing US Attorney conferences.

Barr appointed him to be a member of his US Attorney leadership team.

Just to organize conferences.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 10:00 AM (PxX58)

134 So its been sold? Said it might bring 140 mil.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 26, 2019 09:58 AM (8lGpb)

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The paper didn't say what the price was, only that the ever-popular "mystery buyer" kicked in a big check

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 26, 2019 10:00 AM (LISuA)

135 So, he's come?



He's not even breathing hard yet.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 10:00 AM (APv8N)

136 possible Caravaggio

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 26, 2019 10:00 AM (dm05u)

137 Say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at June 26, 2019 10:01 AM (L+K8Q)

138 Interesting reading about Diogenes on wiki. A very modern pain in the ass. He would not be out of place today.
Posted by: t-bird


Our Diogenes? Our Diogenes isn't a pita.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 10:01 AM (l/Pix)

139 Oh, shit; the dogs really aren't eating the dog-food anymore!

Posted by: The Uni-Party at June 26, 2019 10:01 AM (Ndje9)

140 Mystery buyer? Judging by her taste in art we know it ain't Michelle.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:01 AM (ppgMG)

141 Just to organize conferences.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 10:00 AM (PxX5

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He had some free time, after being relieved of the FISA investigation assignment.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 26, 2019 10:02 AM (LISuA)

142 >>Yep. And that speech was given in DC. Wonder if Huber's been spending most of his time there now.

Well Barr did say he has been focused on Hillary issues so I would imagine he spends a fair amount of time there.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 10:02 AM (PxX58)

143 How much is Mueller being paid to testify? What's the per diem?

Posted by: BignJames at June 26, 2019 10:02 AM (ykq7q)

144 Facebook is now just being vindictive. They're trying to give me seven MORE days in the slammer for the SAME post for which I already served three. I 'appealed' this blatant attempt at double-jeopardy but I'm still treated as blocked for the duration of the appeal.

Posted by: geewhiz at June 26, 2019 10:02 AM (8pHJf)

145 Amontillado?

Invite Hillary over to share a drink or two...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:03 AM (ppgMG)

146 I know you knew I knew that!

Posted by: IrishEi at June 26, 2019 10:03 AM (NtglE)

147 136 possible Caravaggio

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 26, 2019 10:00 AM (dm05u)

Pooper. Denier.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 26, 2019 10:03 AM (8lGpb)

148 117 >>From Twitter: AG Barr killing it:

Do you know who that very tall US Attorney on the stage with Barr is?

The elusive John Huber.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (PxX5

Is there something you're watching? I can't find

Posted by: Tami at June 26, 2019 10:03 AM (cF8AT)

149 So, D-Lamp is in the barrel and never escaped.

Now it can be told.

Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 10:04 AM (9VeU0)

150 >>Is there something you're watching? I can't find

Irish posted the link at #76

Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 10:04 AM (PxX58)

151 "Peter", being a euphemism for "dick"
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 09:54 AM


Depending on which way it's pointing.

Posted by: Peter North, occasional commenter & proud Canadian at June 26, 2019 10:05 AM (L+K8Q)

152
So I've seen an alternative to the NRA mentioned; gun owners of america or something?
Posted by: zeera


GoA, JPFO, local state affiliates.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 09:59 AM (l/Pix)






SAF, who is a big reason we finally started getting traction in court cases over the last 15 years. The NRA basically piggybacked onto the big SCOTUS cases like Heller and McDonald at the last minute. SAF did the heavy lifting.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 26, 2019 10:05 AM (veoSD)

153
107 I thought he was holding a bottle of tequila. Its a lamp.

tequila-shaped lamp is a close cousin to a grail-shaped beacon.

Posted by: Zoot at June 26, 2019 10:05 AM (sGtp+)

154 Facebook is now just being vindictive. They're trying to give me seven MORE days in the slammer for the SAME post for which I already served three. I 'appealed' this blatant attempt at double-jeopardy but I'm still treated as blocked for the duration of the appeal.
Posted by: geewhiz at June 26, 2019 10:02 AM (8pHJf)

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They "suspended" Candice Owens the other day.

All social media has dropped even any pretense that they are fair and equitable in their content enforcement.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 26, 2019 10:05 AM (8XRCm)

155 The NRA tried to assassinate me seven times. It's true, I saw it in the paper.

Posted by: David Hogg at June 26, 2019 10:05 AM (hjaPQ)

156 Is there something you're watching? I can't find
Posted by: Tami at June 26, 2019 10:03 AM (cF8AT)
~~~~~

From Twitter: AG Barr killing it--start at 7:00 mark:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?462117-1/attorney-general
-barr-speaks-us-attorneys

(remove space after "general")

Posted by: IrishEi at June 26, 2019 10:05 AM (NtglE)

157 155 The NRA tried to assassinate me seven times. It's true, I saw it in the paper.
Posted by: David Hogg at June 26, 2019 10:05 AM (hjaPQ)

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"Good enough for me."
-FISA court judge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:05 AM (9cans)

158 Sorry, not sorry, but anyone using anything associated with Facebook is, how shall I say, an idiot.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at June 26, 2019 10:06 AM (FTPVM)

159 Talk about some strategic bubbles.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yy4tprx3

Is this art?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:06 AM (ppgMG)

160 Link to Barr address:

https://tinyurl.com/y6xc5tzj

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 26, 2019 10:08 AM (hjaPQ)

161 > JPFO
One of the best things about JFPO is that their logo is guaranteed to severely traumatize the communists on So. Many. Levels.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 26, 2019 10:08 AM (Vy4a0)

162 Thanks Jack and Irish Ei.

Posted by: Tami at June 26, 2019 10:08 AM (cF8AT)

163 Huber is organizing conferences? He must not be very busy doing anything else then.

Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 10:09 AM (9VeU0)

164 No Bewbs !
No phones !
No motorcars
not a single luxury

Like Robinson Caruso

He's primitive as can be !

Posted by: JT at June 26, 2019 10:09 AM (NxkIM)

165 Everyone I know got out of the nra 20 plus years ago because lapierre was being lapierre even then.

Well, I'm a lifetime member. One of Obama's very few legacies. Hope it turns around.
Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 09:57 AM (QrTqV)

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Yes. This.

NRA right now is run by self serving microbes that are trying to enrich themselves at the expense of the organization.

That being said, it is for the most part, an effective counter to the zealots that would undo the second ammendment and disarm good people like you and me. Remember, the lefts issue isnt REALLY with guns. Its with GUNOWNERS.

They continue to get me support with me holding my nose, but the org has some reformin to do.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 26, 2019 10:09 AM (8XRCm)

166 Bagpipes?


There's always excessive drinking or slaughtering after bagpipes.

Posted by: DaveA at June 26, 2019 10:09 AM (FhXTo)

167 > The NRA tried to assassinate me seven times. It's true, I saw it in the paper.
Also, Ariana Grande totally wants me, but I'm saving my virginity for Justin Bieber.

Posted by: Also David Hogg at June 26, 2019 10:10 AM (Vy4a0)

168 Morning, horde. Not going to be around much today, I have to go pretend to be a victim for the airport fire department's EMT training.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 26, 2019 10:10 AM (Ez6QX)

169 Facebook is now just being vindictive. They're trying to give me seven MORE days in the slammer for the SAME post for which I already served three. I 'appealed' this blatant attempt at double-jeopardy but I'm still treated as blocked for the duration of the appeal.

Posted by: geewhiz at June 26, 2019 10:02 AM (8pHJf)




Then get off of Farcebook and tell them to go fuck themselves on your way out

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 26, 2019 10:10 AM (OLCnA)

170 Sorry, not sorry, but anyone using anything associated with Facebook is, how shall I say, an idiot.

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I wouldn't say idiot, but I don't get why the spell can't be broken. They are so far off the rails. How many more conservative-types need to be muzzled by this authoritarian a-holes before people say enough is enough? I dumped that crap 6 years ago. I never cared about anything less than I cared about FB. I can still email pictures to whomever I call family or friends. I can still email them about my life and ask about theirs. I don't need them, and at this point, I think it's really an addiction to those who won't let it go. You can't tell me it's the only avenue to stay in touch with those you want to stay in touch with.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 26, 2019 10:10 AM (JoUsr)

171 Talk about some strategic bubbles.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yy4tprx3

Is this art?
Posted by: Anna Puma

Yep !

Posted by: JT at June 26, 2019 10:11 AM (NxkIM)

172 Everyone I know got out of the nra 20 plus years ago because lapierre was being lapierre even then.



Well, I'm a lifetime member. One of Obama's very few legacies. Hope it turns around.


Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 09:57 AM


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Same here, Patron Life.


This whole episode reminds me of the meltdown the Wounded Warriors group had a few years back. They got way too much money in donations and it went to their heads and they started spending $$$$ on hotels, travel and restaurants and calling them conferences.


Thankfully those people are all gone now and WW is back on track. I hope the NRA pulls out of this the same way. Sometimes large organizations need a public purge to fix internal problems.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 26, 2019 10:11 AM (JUOKG)

173 This is an even better AG Barr:

https://tinyurl.com/y3frzxga

(2nd tweet video)

Posted by: Tami at June 26, 2019 10:11 AM (cF8AT)

174 Then get off of Farcebook and tell them to go fuck themselves on your way out
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 26, 2019 10:10 AM (OLCnA)

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Then they win.

Sorry Dude, but surrender isnt an option at this point.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 26, 2019 10:12 AM (8XRCm)

175 Willowed because of course it was:

What I dream of is just one of the critics having a rational suggestion for fixing the problem instead of just saying "we are all doomed and going to die soon" as that was an answer to anything.

Come up with a solution. Being an endless critic without one is simple.

Posted by: JackStraw

Look, this is simple, but nobody wants to confront it.

It's culture and character, and how they influence each other. When we had a culture that made requirements of character, such as respectfulness, self-discipline, and the like, the systems more or less worked. Once that was swept away, you might as well have poured sand into a V8 engine.

And that includes religion. Adams was right. The systems and ideals the Constitution reflect are based upon the predicate of a certain culture and moral character. Without those, it won't work. You can't have one without the other.

I say it's simple, but that just means the answer is simple to give. It is hardly simple to implement. But the clear fact is that we went from a given culture, to all cultures OK, to the original culture being suppressed. The consequences in government follow logically from that progression.

And there you have the parts you need to solve the problem. The trick is, figuring out how to either restore the previous culture, or rebuild a new one with the necessary characteristics. And that...is far from simple. Or easy. But it's also the only way.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, giving up on descriptives at June 26, 2019 10:13 AM (AM1GF)

176 Diogenes. From the Greek "genos" (descendant, child, see also "genetic") and "Dio" (as in Ronnie James). Roughly, "Son of Dio".

Posted by: Guy Who Pulls Etymology Out of His Ass at June 26, 2019 10:13 AM (Vy4a0)

177 So who is the NY states atty. get to arrest any Trump's if the NYPD pipe squad says no?

Posted by: DaveA at June 26, 2019 10:14 AM (FhXTo)

178 That's a very 18th-century-looking lamp. And I always expect Diogenes to be older and more grizzled looking, but hey, he had to start somewhere.

Posted by: Annalucia at June 26, 2019 10:14 AM (S6ArX)

179 Is this art?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:06 AM (ppgMG)


I think she's a Sea Monkey

Posted by: Kindltot at June 26, 2019 10:14 AM (hSQmw)

180 The benefit of owning weapons is owning them while no one knows you own them. Signing up for the Search and Destroy List always seemed an odd thing to do.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:14 AM (2LelM)

181 Diogenes was a upper middle class kid who decided to rebel against the man. He considered himself a citizen of the world and though he was a 'philosopher' , it was his way or no way. There was no deep thought or discussions.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 09:56 AM (qQ7kL)

"I'm a philosopher!"

Translation:

"I'm an unemployed mental masturbationist!"

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 26, 2019 10:14 AM (m79Dg)

182
Bloomberg "news" - Trump says the US should sue Farcebook and Googlag. I'd prefer carpet bombing

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 26, 2019 10:14 AM (OLCnA)

183 Then they win.

Sorry Dude, but surrender isnt an option at this point.
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You will be made to perform up to "standard" and to profess your love for the "job" you are made to perform.

Posted by: Tolerance Smolerance at June 26, 2019 10:15 AM (T/7Xt)

184 Then they win.

Sorry Dude, but surrender isnt an option at this point.

--

Not to argue the point, but no, they don't win.

If masses of people leave, their star power diminishes. And what's the point of staying when you live on eggshells waiting to say the wrong (conservative) thing? You think staying is going to change that? No. They are not going to suddenly let free speech reign for those they don't like. Now, more so than ever, the clamp is being applied to people like you and me. Let them die.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 26, 2019 10:15 AM (JoUsr)

185 Gotta say that painting is a gol dang masterpiece. That is what art at its be can be. Love this piece.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Hipless at June 26, 2019 10:15 AM (9dzlp)

186 I am wounded by the NRA thing.

We really need them. And we need them NOT to be an object of ridicule.

Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 10:15 AM (9VeU0)

187 176 Diogenes. From the Greek "genos" (descendant, child, see also "genetic") and "Dio" (as in Ronnie James). Roughly, "Son of Dio".
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So your saying Diogenes was Suave Rico?

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:16 AM (2LelM)

188 Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Says College Debt Kept Her From 'Pursuing Dreams'

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Nuking Israel?
*********
Shtupping her Brother?? oh Wait

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at June 26, 2019 10:17 AM (BqBId)

189 187>>>

You thought this was an art thread, but it was me, DIO!

ZA WARUDO!

Posted by: Hikaru at June 26, 2019 10:17 AM (4DfNe)

190 Then they win.

Sorry Dude, but surrender isnt an option at this point.
Posted by: fixerupper at June 26, 2019 10:12 AM (8XRCm



And how exactly are you going to win? The only way to beat them is to put them out of business

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 26, 2019 10:17 AM (OLCnA)

191 > Trump says the US should sue Farcebook and Googlag.
They need to be brought up on federal charges of conspiracy to violate civil rights. To hell with suing. I want to see criminal charges.



Posted by: Guy Who Pulls Etymology Out of His Ass at June 26, 2019 10:18 AM (Vy4a0)

192 Wow...50+ comments before a Barrel reference? It's like I don't even know you people anymore.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 26, 2019 10:18 AM (dkvcO)

193 Sea Monkey?

Well Lak-a-nookie does strange things to fellas.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:18 AM (ppgMG)

194 171
Talk about some strategic bubbles.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yy4tprx3



Is this art?

Posted by: Anna Puma



Yep !

Posted by: JT at June 26, 2019

*
*
. . .
I'd like a decal of that (just the model, not the logo) for the back of my car!

Does anybody sell color decals of mermaids, for example?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 26, 2019 10:18 AM (ClOmq)

195 191>>>

Trump puts too much faith in judicial supremacy.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 26, 2019 10:19 AM (4DfNe)

196 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang! Nice painting. One of my favs. It's like looking in a mirror!
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2019 10:19 AM (axyOa)

197 The National Security Agency collected records about U.S. calls and text messages that it wasn't authorized to obtain last year, in a second such incident, renewing privacy concerns surrounding the agency's maligned phone-surveillance program, according to government documents and people familiar with the matter.

The previously undisclosed error, which took place last October, occurred several months after the NSA said it had purged hundreds of millions of metadata records it had amassed since 2015 due to a separate overcollection episode. Metadata include the numbers and time stamps of a call or text message but not the contents of the conversation.

This feels like one of those "see it happened to Trump, so you can't blame Obama" memes

Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:19 AM (QkjLD)

198 > Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Says College Debt Kept Her From 'Pursuing Dreams'

Finds it hard to afford bomb belts on her limited budget?


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 26, 2019 10:19 AM (Vy4a0)

199 And how exactly are you going to win? The only way to beat them is to put them out of business
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 26, 2019 10:17 AM (OLCnA)

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They dont want your business.

They want you to shut up. Shutting yourself up gives them what they want. You post and argue and appeal and turn off their ads and they might kick you out anyway, but the "you cant fire me I quit" strategy is a losing one.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 26, 2019 10:20 AM (8XRCm)

200 So Eric Trump refuses to prosecute the leftwing woman who assaulted him.


JFC

Posted by: HA at June 26, 2019 10:21 AM (MAstk)

201 So Ilhan Omar is just a poor girl from a foreign family? Galileo!

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:21 AM (ppgMG)

202 Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Says College Debt Kept Her From 'Pursuing Dreams'

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I thought attending college was the dream. The thing to attain. Paying for the dream keeps you from the dream...or something?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 26, 2019 10:22 AM (JoUsr)

203 hi from NotHome

val d from Pennsylvania R party is an IDIOT

WTH with these rinos i swear

sent dic pic via FACEBOOK MESSENGER?!!

good god

Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 26, 2019 10:22 AM (VLfxt)

204 the "you cant fire me I quit" strategy is a losing one.


What then would be a winning strategy?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 10:22 AM (APv8N)

205 "I'm an unemployed mental masturbationist!"
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 26, 2019 10:14 AM

Oh. A bullshit artist!

Posted by: Roman Unemployment Clerk at June 26, 2019 10:22 AM (dkvcO)

206 The Seattle suburb, Medina, where Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates both live is running out of money

Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:22 AM (QkjLD)

207 This is from 2012.

The first pic is a FB post made by E. Jean Carroll.

Arrow over to the 2nd pic....and read her comment.

https://tinyurl.com/y5kcv2ro

Posted by: Tami at June 26, 2019 10:23 AM (cF8AT)

208 The early years of Diogenes' philosophical career, when he had to train the municipal K9's in how to evaluate the best things in life. Besides food, belly rubs, and nookie.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 26, 2019 10:23 AM (m79Dg)

209 198 > Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Says College Debt Kept Her From 'Pursuing Dreams'

Finds it hard to afford bomb belts on her limited budget?
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A Siad Barre klan refugee who was thrown out of her own country by her own countrymen should, maybe, not be a complete pain in the ass in her new digs? OTOH, her people do love dragging dead American soldiers around, so who knows?

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:24 AM (2LelM)

210 "...an unemployed mental masturbationist!"


***

Is that like a dickhead?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2019 10:24 AM (axyOa)

211 The Seattle suburb, Medina, where Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates both live is running out of money


Gates should just buy the town and make it his mill village.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 10:25 AM (APv8N)

212 Gotta say that painting is a gol dang masterpiece. That is what art at its be can be. Love this piece.

It really is. The whole story is right there.

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 10:25 AM (nIvDu)

213 What then would be a winning strategy?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 10:22 AM (APv8N)

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You argue, you appeal, you keep posting, you do it publicly, you explain your abscences. You try to illuminate whats going on to your friends and family.

Ive been in Facebook jail at least seven times.

You guys quit if if you want. For me... fuck that, Im not wired that way. To each his own.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 26, 2019 10:25 AM (8XRCm)

214 USAToday: What happened when this prison couldn't hire enough guards? It put gangs in charge

Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:25 AM (QkjLD)

215 Longer painting title: "Diogenes Living In A Pot Down By The River"

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 26, 2019 10:26 AM (aS1PU)

216 Y'all know why Diogenes is in the barrel, right?

Forgot to close his italics.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 26, 2019 10:26 AM (O8WFE)

217 Sooooo, can we assume that somebody has made a Barrel joke already? Let's just assume that.

Morning Horde. My office and all its accumulation of paper, crap, and stuff is being moved next week. Or maybe this week. I can't seem to get anybody to give me a straight answer on that. Oh, and be packed up and ready to go any time. Oh, and don't drop any of your deadlines. Oh, and here's some extra work. Were you planning on a vacation? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

So yes, I'm grumpy, and yes, this is why I drink. But hopefully you Hordelings are having a better day than that.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 26, 2019 10:26 AM (RD7QR)

218 Lost the Buzz ?

Ken Lerer steps down as BuzzFeed's chairman after decade in role

Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:26 AM (QkjLD)

219 The Seattle suburb, Medina, where Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates both live is running out of money

Funky Broke Medina

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 26, 2019 10:27 AM (O8WFE)

220 206 The Seattle suburb, Medina, where Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates both live is running out of money
...

Well Mr Climate Change, Bill Gates who wants his taxes raised should write a check and clear the towns deficit.

Mr. Climate Change also has *24 bathrooms* in his mansion. And I bet he owns other mansions too.

Posted by: HA at June 26, 2019 10:28 AM (MAstk)

221 214 USAToday: What happened when this prison couldn't hire enough guards? It put gangs in charge
Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:25 AM (QkjLD)

Ask Mexico how that's worked out. Well, for the Cartels it's worked out just great.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2019 10:28 AM (Kpl3J)

222 deBlasio's nightmare scenario:

Chinese buyers are pulling out of New York real estate in droves

Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:28 AM (QkjLD)

223 This is from 2012.
The first pic is a FB post made by E. Jean Carroll.
Arrow over to the 2nd pic....and read her comment.
https://tinyurl.com/y5kcv2ro
Posted by: Tami at June 26, 2019 10:23 AM (cF8AT)
~~~~~

What a freakin' fruitcake.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 26, 2019 10:28 AM (NtglE)

224 222 deBlasio's nightmare scenario:

Chinese buyers are pulling out of New York real estate in droves
Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:28 AM (QkjLD)

"Bye bye, baizuo"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 26, 2019 10:28 AM (Ct55T)

225 I'm always confused when people here, commenters and cobs alike, say twitter is for retards and cucks and then post 400 links to twitter. Twitter thanks you for clicking. And clinking and clicking. Hell we still link hot air after bitching about them for a million years. Clicks pay the bills. Stop clicking.

Posted by: NCKate at June 26, 2019 10:29 AM (lknvV)

226
222 deBlasio's nightmare scenario:

Chinese buyers are pulling out of New York real estate in droves
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Given their thumb size, this act will hardly be noticed.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:29 AM (2LelM)

227 I heard "break dancing" was gonna be included in the next summer olympics.

Yes this is so. They needed something to replace mens prone smallbore, which they junked. Euros have developed an allergy to gunpowder. The surviving shooting sports will be the ones that can be trans -- itioned to laser, with timer- or pneumatically-simulated recoil, rebound, and elevation. For windage, looks like you'll need a little fog.

And speaking of little fxgs, care to venture what the break dance scoring judges will look like?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 26, 2019 10:29 AM (8ZmvG)

228 You argue, you appeal, you keep posting, you do it publicly, you explain your abscences. You try to illuminate whats going on to your friends and family.


I like your fighting spirit but other than getting your friends and family to agree that FB is doing wrong, how does that help the situation? I would think that in the end, you need to either reform, render impotent, or destroy your enemies.

I do sometimes despair that my consumer boycotts aren't doing much good either, but that's the only weapon that I feel I have.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 10:29 AM (APv8N)

229 Gotta say that painting is a gol dang masterpiece. That is what art at its be can be. Love this piece.

It really is. The whole story is right there.
Posted by: t-bird at June 26

****

Artist didn't include my guns or golf clubs.
No matter.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2019 10:30 AM (axyOa)

230 Gates should just buy the town and make it his mill village.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 10:25 AM (APv8N)


The End User Agreement where Gates agrees to pay all property taxes in exchange for all residents to knowingly and irrevocably become his serfs is a doozy!

Posted by: Carpe Manana at June 26, 2019 10:30 AM (PbH71)

231 221 214 USAToday: What happened when this prison couldn't hire enough guards? It put gangs in charge
...


Gangs are in charge of every prison.

Posted by: HA at June 26, 2019 10:30 AM (MAstk)

232 Fuckin' lantern! Batteries are dead again.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 26, 2019 10:30 AM (m79Dg)

233 Y'all know why Diogenes is in the barrel, right?

Forgot to close his italics.
Posted by: Guy Smiley

****

Jeez. One little mistake.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2019 10:31 AM (axyOa)

234 Well Mr Climate Change, Bill Gates who wants his taxes raised should write a check and clear the towns deficit.

--

Hasn't this dork been saying this for years? It's hilarious. Write the Beneficent People's Government a check, buddy! What's stopping you??

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 26, 2019 10:31 AM (JoUsr)

235 I won't be watching any of the fucking Olympics. It exists solely for the benefit of Communists and cocksuckers.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 26, 2019 10:31 AM (hjaPQ)

236 Facebook is an idiot site. As in full of sound and fury and signifying nothing. The very name is an invitation to narcissism. Quit using it and join the very quiet chorus of "I don't use social media, it's corrupted."

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at June 26, 2019 10:32 AM (FTPVM)

237 It's the kind of story that could sound true, but seems off.

That was the feeling I got last week, when a Washington Post article - "Horns are growing on young people's skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests" - appeared in my email inbox.

The report covers a 2018 study published in Scientific Reports, which used head X-rays of 1,200 chiropractic patients to claim that young adults aged 18 to 30 are growing bone masses on the backs of their skulls, a supposed phenomenon that The Washington Post described as "horns" (which are technically bone spurs called enlarged external occipital protuberances - EEOPs or EOPs).

A week before The Washington Post article, BBC Future published a feature story on "How modern life is transforming the human skeleton," which featured the same study from Scientific Reports.

The original study and both news stories - which have gone viral, picked up by dozens more outlets in recent days - link these alleged bone deformities to the use of mobile technology, specifically because users are bending "their heads forward to make sense of what's happening on the miniature screens," as the Post wrote.

Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:32 AM (QkjLD)

238 What a freakin' fruitcake.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 26, 2019 10:28 AM (NtglE)

After I posted that, I noticed two posts above her's is a suggestion to watch 'Law & Order reruns'.

Coffee everywhere!

Posted by: Tami at June 26, 2019 10:33 AM (cF8AT)

239 Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Says College Debt Kept Her From 'Pursuing Dreams'


She wanted a third husband but couldn't afford one?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 26, 2019 10:33 AM (COzlW)

240 I've spent some time in the Medina Starbucks. Most interesting person I've met was Tom Skerrit who also lives there.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2019 10:34 AM (axyOa)

241 Diogenes searching for one honest man, no?

He's the reason we have an oil shortage. Think how many times he had to refill that lamp, and for what?

Jerk.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 26, 2019 10:34 AM (z79tQ)

242 235 I won't be watching any of the fucking Olympics. It exists solely for the benefit of Communists and cocksuckers.
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The Olympics should reflect reality. A EU Team, a Chicom Team, an American Empire team and a bunch of country's to be invaded at a later date teams. Open Borders may turn out to be very violent.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:34 AM (2LelM)

243 And speaking of little fxgs, care to venture what the break dance scoring judges will look like?
Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 26, 2019 10:29 AM (8ZmvG)

Unemployed America's Got Talent judges?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 26, 2019 10:35 AM (m79Dg)

244 Mr. Climate Change also has *24 bathrooms* in his mansion.

Billy 24-Thrones

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 26, 2019 10:35 AM (O8WFE)

245 So which of the debates is tonight, the also-rans and never-weres or the ones with an actual chance of winning the nomination?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 26, 2019 10:35 AM (RD7QR)

246 Looks like SCOTUS will release all the big opinions tomorrow: Census & Gerrymandering.

SCOTUSblog is predicting Roberts will write the gerrymandering case.

I'm worried.

Posted by: WisRich at June 26, 2019 10:35 AM (G0vdT)

247
The previously undisclosed error, which took place last October, occurred several months after the NSA said it had purged hundreds of millions of metadata records it had amassed since 2015 due to a separate overcollection episode.

Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:19 AM (QkjLD)






"Error".

Kind of like the "error" that BATFEIEIO has made on multiple occasions when it fails to purge background check logs in violation of the law that created the background check in the first place.

Basically, any time info is revealed to the Feds, you can expect that they will store it for future use. Regardless of whether it's illegal for them to do so.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 26, 2019 10:35 AM (veoSD)

248 Get a job, sir!

Posted by: Max Power at June 26, 2019 10:36 AM (QCc6B)

249 Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:32 AM (QkjLD)

I believe that has been debunked.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Celebrate Independence Day With American Made Gripes from The Outrage Outlet! at June 26, 2019 10:36 AM (hLRSq)

250 care to venture what the break dance scoring judges will look like? "

The Dancing Itos?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 10:36 AM (6qErC)

251 Dang! Nice painting. One of my favs. It's like looking in a mirror!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2019 10:19 AM (axyOa)
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I know, right? I confirmed this for them up above.

Posted by: bluebell at June 26, 2019 10:36 AM (aXucN)

252 246 Looks like SCOTUS will release all the big opinions tomorrow: Census & Gerrymandering.

SCOTUSblog is predicting Roberts will write the gerrymandering case.

I'm worried.
Posted by: WisRich at June 26, 2019 10:35 AM (G0vdT)

==========

"Gerrymandering is a tax. We also provide no guidance on any future gerrymandering cases."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:36 AM (9cans)

253 People who incentivize college debt now call college debt a crisis.

People who incentivize illegal immigration now call illegal immigration a crisis.

The pattern. It burns.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 26, 2019 10:37 AM (Boy/L)

254 So I've seen an alternative to the NRA mentioned; gun owners of america or something?

Yes. Also look up the Second Amendment Foundation.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 26, 2019 10:37 AM (qc+VF)

255 200 So Eric Trump refuses to prosecute the leftwing woman who assaulted him.


JFC
Posted by: HA at June 26, 2019 10:21 AM (MAstk)

And we wonder why we always lose...

Posted by: Hikaru at June 26, 2019 10:37 AM (sm6Pk)

256 253 People who incentivize college debt now call college debt a crisis.

People who incentivize illegal immigration now call illegal immigration a crisis.

The pattern. It burns.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 26, 2019 10:37 AM (Boy/L)

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

Maybe they'll do housing next.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:37 AM (9cans)

257 So which of the debates is tonight, the also-rans and never-weres or the ones with an actual chance of winning the nomination?
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 26, 2019 10:35 AM (RD7QR)
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Supposedly NBC drew names out of a hat to decide who debates when.

Posted by: bluebell at June 26, 2019 10:37 AM (aXucN)

258 Facebook is an idiot site. As in full of sound and fury and signifying nothing. The very name is an invitation to narcissism. Quit using it and join the very quiet chorus of "I don't use social media, it's corrupted."

--

Thing is...I think a lot of conservatives are like me in the sense that we do not like being told what to do. Do not like being treated like children who are put in time-outs, experience temporary or permanent suspensions and other ridiculous, demeaning punishments simply for speaking. Ska-rew that. Why anyone would subject themselves to these social media power-weilding maniacs is beyond me. You don't dare tell me what to do, and I want nothing to do with your stupid, time-wasting, insipid product.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 26, 2019 10:38 AM (JoUsr)

259 on the wiki page, one story about Diogenes really amused me. It's said that Alexander the Great visited Diogenes when he was an old man in Corinth, and said to him "If I was not Alexander, I would wish to be Diogenes." Diogenes replied, "If I was not Diogenes, I would still wish to be Diogenes."

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2019 10:38 AM (Kpl3J)

260 So which of the debates is tonight, the also-rans and never-weres or the ones with an actual chance of winning the nomination?

Is this the one with the calliope music intro or the Psycho shower scene music intro?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 26, 2019 10:38 AM (Boy/L)

261 242 The Olympics should reflect reality. A EU Team, a Chicom Team, an American Empire team and a bunch of country's to be invaded at a later date teams. Open Borders may turn out to be very violent.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:34 AM (2LelM)

And a bunch of Russian Gangsters taking potshots at people's knees and feet just for shits and smirks (Russians don't giggle).

Posted by: Hikaru at June 26, 2019 10:38 AM (sm6Pk)

262 I know, right? I confirmed this for them up above.
Posted by: bluebell at June 26, 2019

****

I read that. That was nice of you to say.

***Blushes***

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2019 10:39 AM (axyOa)

263 So Eric Trump refuses to prosecute the leftwing woman who assaulted him.


JFC
Posted by: HA at June 26, 2019 10:21 AM (MAstk)

And we wonder why we always lose...

--

Yep. Thank you, sir. May I have another? That's what this response invites.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 26, 2019 10:39 AM (JoUsr)

264 And the Trump Tweets tonight will be glorious.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:39 AM (ppgMG)

265 My top trending article on LinkedIn:

"Economy hurt by anti-LGBT bias?"

IT.
NEVER.
FUCKING.
ENDS.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 26, 2019 10:39 AM (FiUMj)

266 "You argue, you appeal, you keep posting, you do it publicly, you explain your abscences. You try to illuminate whats going on to your friends and family.

Ive been in Facebook jail at least seven times.

You guys quit if if you want. For me... fuck that, Im not wired that way. To each his own."
Posted by: fixerupper at June 26, 2019 10:25 AM (8XRCm)

Yeah I've been using it since 2006, when I started college. It has become primarily how I communicate and keep in touch with all my school, social, and yes even republican friends. This is everyone I knows' watering hole for organizing social gatherings.

At worst I'll use the 'download' feature to create a new profile and re-friend all my friends (who I wanna keep). It will take time but as long as facebook keeps creating ways to ding my current account, starting from scratch before they really come at me may be the best bet.

Posted by: geewhiz at June 26, 2019 10:40 AM (8pHJf)

267 Warren Calls for Decriminalizing Illegal Border Crossing.

https://tinyurl.com/y3sv5n7o

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If she ends up the nominee...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:40 AM (9cans)

268 *pours one out for D-Lamp*

Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 10:40 AM (NWiLs)

269 263 Yep. Thank you, sir. May I have another? That's what this response invites.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 26, 2019 10:39 AM (JoUsr)

One side plays to kill.

The other plays to be killed last.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 26, 2019 10:40 AM (sm6Pk)

270 The Olympics probably shouldn't be nation-based. The way the system is now, to increase interest I think, many athletes are excluded from completion because their country has too many good ones in that event. While Jamaica sends a bobsled team.

Maybe there should just be an international qualifying standard. If Botswana can't get a butterflyer into the Summer Olympics because the US sends twenty, tough noogies.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 10:40 AM (APv8N)

271 245 So which of the debates is tonight, the also-rans and never-weres or the ones with an actual chance of winning the nomination?
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 26, 2019 10:35 AM (RD7QR)


They say random drawing put together the matchups. Warren is top of the leaderboard for tonight's debate. She is in it with Beto and Booker and a bunch of other losers.

Tomorrow has 4 of the top 5. I predict it will be Hickenlooper's breakout though.

Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 10:40 AM (9VeU0)

272 Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Says College Debt Kept Her From 'Pursuing Dreams'

Finds it hard to afford bomb belts on her limited budget?


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia



Not being able to afford bomb belts on $174,000/yr = 1st world problems.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 10:41 AM (l/Pix)

273 "Economy hurt by anti-LGBT bias?"

WHAT anti-LGBT bias? I've seen more unicorns and yetis.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 26, 2019 10:41 AM (Boy/L)

274 Can we please get on with the national divorce? I'm not capable of another 20 years of this horseshit.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 26, 2019 10:41 AM (1dH2d)

275 272 Not being able to afford bomb belts on $174,000/yr = 1st world problems.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 10:41 AM (l/Pix)

When you're required to send 3/4 of it back to al-Shabaab...

Posted by: Hikaru at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (sm6Pk)

276 China bans all meat from Canada alleging forged customs certificates

Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (QkjLD)

277 I love Facebook and Twitter and Google. I bathe in their reality.

Posted by: Mental Illness and Societal Collapse at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (FTPVM)

278 Warren Calls for Decriminalizing Illegal Border Crossing.

https://tinyurl.com/y3sv5n7o

____

Wait it's still illegal? Coulda fucking fooled me.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (FiUMj)

279 Does anyone truly believe Ilhan Omar paid for her own schooling? She checks a LOT of boxes... She probably made money while attending.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (flINI)

280 My top trending article on LinkedIn:

"Economy hurt by anti-LGBT bias?"

IT.
NEVER.
FUCKING.
ENDS.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 26, 2019 10:39 AM



Can they name one example or is it just feelzzzz?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (OLCnA)

281 Call went well. Things are moving forward, incrementally, but forward. If things proceed and work out this could be a good gig. Hopefully will be no more than a few weeks before things further develop. I'll keep y'all posted. Appreciate the prayers and burnt offerings.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (NWiLs)

282 http://bit.ly/2WZF25P
********
AG Bill Barr Playing the Bagpipes "Yes, this is real.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (BqBId)

283 Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (NWiLs)
*******
GOOD!!

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at June 26, 2019 10:43 AM (BqBId)

284 The Chinese embassy in Canada announced the move in a statement Wednesday, saying the decision had been sparked by the discovery of "ractopamine residues" in a batch of pork sent by Canadian company Frigo Royal on June 3.


Damn. Illegal Pigs.

Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:43 AM (QkjLD)

285 Linked In not really concerned with the hundreds and hundreds of examples of bias against white Christian men.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 26, 2019 10:43 AM (1dH2d)

286 I predict a shortage of pork products in China soon.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 10:44 AM (APv8N)

287 China bans all meat from Canada alleging forged customs certificates

China accuses others of forgery.

The 21st century is turning into 100 years of Monty Python skits.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 26, 2019 10:44 AM (Boy/L)

288 I am no longer on any social media and my life is immeasurably better as a result.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 26, 2019 10:44 AM (flINI)

289 284 Damn. Illegal Pigs.
Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:43 AM (QkjLD)

Could have force-fed them to the Uighurs.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 26, 2019 10:44 AM (sm6Pk)

290 273 "Economy hurt by anti-LGBT bias?"

WHAT anti-LGBT bias? I've seen more unicorns and yetis.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 26, 2019 10:41 AM (Boy/L)

___

Exactly. Every company is bending over backwards to hire/promote LBGTQXYZABC. And yet they're still whining.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 26, 2019 10:44 AM (FiUMj)

291 281 Call went well. Things are moving forward, incrementally, but forward. If things proceed and work out this could be a good gig. Hopefully will be no more than a few weeks before things further develop. I'll keep y'all posted. Appreciate the prayers and burnt offerings.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (NWiLs)

==========

Oooo...money.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:44 AM (9cans)

292 Hobo in a box with dogs.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 26, 2019 10:44 AM (t6MX/)

293 Master Race Olympics?

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:44 AM (2LelM)

294 You know why I quit Facebook?

When Facebook went ferreting on my computer to suggest new friends to add. FB did really dig through my computer and browsing history to suggest people who know nothing of my posting here.

So screw Facebook. It's bad enough to have Bob in there ferreting things out.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:45 AM (ppgMG)

295 287 China bans all meat from Canada alleging forged customs certificates

China accuses others of forgery.

The 21st century is turning into 100 years of Monty Python skits.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 26, 2019 10:44 AM (Boy/L)

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

China's making enemies in the middle of a trade war with the US that the rest of the world thinks is dumb.

This...does not seem smart.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:45 AM (9cans)

296 Can they name one example or is it just feelzzzz?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (OLCnA)

___

The "evidence" is that LGBTQXYZABC123 people have a higher unemployment rate than normies. Hence: discrimination.

It couldn't possibly be any other factor. Nope. It's H8ERS keeping the poor babies down.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 26, 2019 10:46 AM (FiUMj)

297 288 I am no longer on any social media and my life is immeasurably better as a result.
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Did that after about six weeks on Fascist Book. Talk about a pongee stick site.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:46 AM (2LelM)

298 This smart military blog is my daily dose of social media.

Other than the problem with pants, it's a pretty good place.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 26, 2019 10:46 AM (1dH2d)

299

26,609.03 +60.81 (+0.23%)
As of 10:46AM EDT. Market open.

Posted by: DJIA Deathwatch at June 26, 2019 10:46 AM (APv8N)

300
I heard a story about a Christian woman on the US soccer team considered on of the best at her position who in 2017 wouldn't wear a rainbow uniform because she said it was against her Christian beliefs so she was kicked off the team. Oh that anti-LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ bias

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 26, 2019 10:46 AM (OLCnA)

301 253 People who incentivize college debt now call college debt a crisis.

People who incentivize illegal immigration now call illegal immigration a crisis.

The pattern. It burns.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 26, 2019 10:37 AM (Boy/L)

Creating a crisis to that they can "solve" it in a manner that bolsters their political ideology.

The first is designed to cram even more people through the colleges to get their leftie indoctrination. The second, to bring in more people that will vote nearly 3/4 Democrat once legalized.

It's all about creating a permanent Democrat majority by hook and by crook.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 26, 2019 10:46 AM (J+mig)

302 whoohoo!

Insom! I keep telling you things are going to go your way........congrats!

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 26, 2019 10:46 AM (d7Ww2)

303 Jamie Dimon rips the student debt crisis as a disgrace

JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon says we need to "fix the broken parts" of student lending in the United States, according to Yahoo Finance.

"What we've done is a disgrace and its hurting America," JP Morgan's chief executive officer told Yahoo Finance in an interview Tuesday.

He must be loving this. A financial problem that has none of his fingerprints.

Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 10:46 AM (QkjLD)

304 The media is full of this talk about the Big Debate, and all the candidates the Dem's have. But none of them will dare to mention what I think is obvious to most, if not all of us - that this huge, chaotic production and process could easily turn into a 200 car pileup on the I-95, with nothing left at the end except smoking wreckage.

There's a reason that back in the smoke-filled room days, parties liked to keep these things on a very tight leash.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2019 10:47 AM (Kpl3J)

305 Time for another planned deportation operation. Keep planning them and finding the leaks. In fact, every pro-America plan should be implemented with leak detection.

Keep finding the traitors and/or implementing the plans. Win-win.

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 10:47 AM (QrTqV)

306 Beijing Dominos will have to scramble to substitute Canadian Bacon with Chinese Mystery Meat Product #1.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:47 AM (ppgMG)

307 China's making enemies in the middle of a trade war with the US that the rest of the world thinks is dumb.

It's all part of the Huawei drama.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 26, 2019 10:47 AM (Boy/L)

308 304 The media is full of this talk about the Big Debate, and all the candidates the Dem's have. But none of them will dare to mention what I think is obvious to most, if not all of us - that this huge, chaotic production and process could easily turn into a 200 car pileup on the I-95, with nothing left at the end except smoking wreckage.

There's a reason that back in the smoke-filled room days, parties liked to keep these things on a very tight leash.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2019 10:47 AM (Kpl3J)

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

I remember the media talking about the 16 person race for the Republican nomination in 2016 with a different tenor.

Or is that just me?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:47 AM (9cans)

309 307 China's making enemies in the middle of a trade war with the US that the rest of the world thinks is dumb.

It's all part of the Huawei drama.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 26, 2019 10:47 AM (Boy/L)

==========

Of course, but it just feels like China's in the middle of a crisis and they're managing it really poorly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:48 AM (9cans)

310 Beijing Dominos will have to scramble to substitute Canadian Bacon with Chinese Mystery Meat Product #1.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:47 AM (ppgMG)

+++++++

Chinese Uyghur meat?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 26, 2019 10:48 AM (flINI)

311 Yeah I'm not on any social media. I was never on Twatters or Instagram to begin with. I had (or I guess have) a FB account but haven't touched it in years. Only social media I'm on is LinkedIn and that's for business opportunities, I've got a lot of work that way. And LI, for the most part is still business-y. You have to wade through some SJW nonsense like the anti-LGBT garbage, but it's still good for me.

The rest of it....burn it all down.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 26, 2019 10:48 AM (FiUMj)

312 Other than the problem with pants, it's a pretty good place."

Personally, I have no problem with pants. In fact, I have several in the closet over there...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 10:49 AM (6qErC)

313 China bans all meat from Canada alleging forged customs certificates

How can ye have any pudding if you don't jeet your meat?

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 10:49 AM (QrTqV)

314
Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Says College Debt Kept Her From 'Pursuing Dreams'

She's dreaming of a white Christmas.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 26, 2019 10:49 AM (aKsyK)

315 substitute Canadian Bacon with Chinese Mystery Meat Product #1."

Meow.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 10:49 AM (6qErC)

316 There's a reason that back in the smoke-filled room days, parties liked to keep these things on a very tight leash.
Posted by: Tom Servo

They should have it like March Madness. All the candidates in brackets, debate one on one, single elimination, winner to the net wound.

Posted by: Bruce at June 26, 2019 10:50 AM (vd8XM)

317 Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Says College Debt Kept Her From 'Pursuing Dreams'

____

I thought her dream was gaining power in order to destroy America. Dream achieved!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 26, 2019 10:50 AM (FiUMj)

318 Looks like Queens is the new Moscow on the Hudson. Moscow circa 1950.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 10:50 AM (qQ7kL)

319 Of course, but it just feels like China's in the middle of a crisis and they're managing it really poorly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:48 AM (9cans)

They're a lot less stable than they look. The trade war could really hurt them. They need our market far more than we need theirs.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 26, 2019 10:50 AM (J+mig)

320 Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Says College Debt Kept Her From 'Pursuing Dreams'

--

As she says...sitting in the US House of Representatives. She's really been kept "from pursuing dreams." Evidence abounds.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 26, 2019 10:50 AM (JoUsr)

321 Beijing Dominos will have to scramble to substitute Canadian Bacon with Chinese Mystery Meat Product #1.

Talk about forged certificates, what about every menu in China? "It's, umm, beef. Trust us."

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 10:50 AM (QrTqV)

322 Appreciate the prayers and burnt offerings.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (NWiLs)

Nice, dude.


Summer of Insomniac.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 26, 2019 10:51 AM (t6MX/)

323 A competitor has been grabbing bunches of people in my department for about a year. I finally decided to apply at a position at this place just to see what was enticing them so much (I've heard great things about pay, but I don't know if I can believe it).

Well, I got a response and a telephone interview next week.

From what I've heard, I could potentially be looking at a position with a 30% increase in pay with quarterly bonuses.

Fingers crossed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:51 AM (9cans)

324 Hikaru, it was a fun season at first, but I'm getting really tired of Jojo's Bizarre Presidency: Wall Is Unbuildable

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at June 26, 2019 10:52 AM (oZ6kz)

325 China's making enemies in the middle of a trade war with the US that the rest of the world thinks is dumb.

This...does not seem smart.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:45 AM (9cans)


It would seem counterproductive, but China has had a tiff with Canada over that executive that was arrested there, correct? The one from Huawei?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Celebrate Independence Day With American Made Gripes from The Outrage Outlet! at June 26, 2019 10:52 AM (hLRSq)

326 304 The media is full of this talk about the Big Debate, and all the candidates the Dem's have. But none of them will dare to mention what I think is obvious to most, if not all of us - that this huge, chaotic production and process could easily turn into a 200 car pileup on the I-95, with nothing left at the end except smoking wreckage.

I have actually seen and heard stories on leftist media that Dem officials are worried that these debates will be a disaster.

Hard to predict what will happen as more than one of these 0 percenters is going to try to make their mark.

And Biden will be Biden.

Looks like except for a way outlier poll Warrren has overtaken Bernie for the #2 spot.

And of course all the polls are crap anyway.

Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 10:52 AM (9VeU0)

327 You don't dare tell me what to do, and I want nothing to do with your stupid, time-wasting, insipid product.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 26, 2019 10:38 AM (JoUsr)


My oldest daughter hooked up my wife on it when I refused to do so. It has become an addiction, it really has. I now have a lot more free time to spend doing things I want to do, so there's that.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at June 26, 2019 10:52 AM (kUmUV)

328 I try to not eat anything from China if I can help it.

Ironic since I love and eat Chinese take out all the time.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 10:52 AM (qQ7kL)

329 They're a lot less stable than they look. The trade war could really hurt them. They need our market far more than we need theirs.
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They have around 300M who have tasted some freedom and material stability. Then there is the other 1.1B who have not. Maybe a crappy TV won't keep the peasants down on the farm?

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:52 AM (2LelM)

330 326 Hard to predict what will happen as more than one of these 0 percenters is going to try to make their mark.

And Biden will be Biden.

Looks like except for a way outlier poll Warrren has overtaken Bernie for the #2 spot.

And of course all the polls are crap anyway.
Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 10:52 AM (9VeU0)

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Inslee will stab someone and scream, "I lowered America's carbon footprint! Vote for me!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:53 AM (9cans)

331 On the subject of Chinese trade shenanigans, if you were considering getting an Internet-enabled appliance by Midia? Don't. They send information back to Chinese servers. No I don't know why or what. I only know this because a friend of mine's been hacking a pressure cooker and finding all sorts of interesting things in the code.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, giving up on descriptives at June 26, 2019 10:53 AM (AM1GF)

332 > They say random drawing put together the matchups. Warren is top of the
leaderboard for tonight's debate. She is in it with Beto and Booker
and a bunch of other losers.

I'm really looking forward to Trump's threat to live-tweet his take on the debate.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 26, 2019 10:53 AM (Vy4a0)

333 Of course, but it just feels like China's in the middle of a crisis and they're managing it really poorly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:48 AM (9cans)


China is usually in a crisis - entering, enjoying, leaving, getting ready for one....

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Celebrate Independence Day With American Made Gripes from The Outrage Outlet! at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (hLRSq)

334 Ironic since I love and eat Chinese take out all the time.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 10:52 AM (qQ7kL)


I am pretty sure they source the cats locally.

Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (9VeU0)

335 Call went well. Things are moving forward, incrementally, but forward. If things proceed and work out this could be a good gig. Hopefully will be no more than a few weeks before things further develop. I'll keep y'all posted. Appreciate the prayers and burnt offerings.
Posted by: Insomniac


Did a chicken for you last night.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (l/Pix)

336 That's a really big gourd.

Posted by: garrett at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (zZ+vp)

337 I have ZERO sympathy for student loan peeps. Have you seen a dorm on a college campus recently? It's a fucking 5 star resort with pools, workout rooms, game rooms. Plus every dorm is decked out with the latest i-dadget, video games, etc. And the food is on par with top end restaurants, all organic this, GMO free that. Gone are the days of Ramen.

I was in college 20ish years ago and I didn't even have cable TV for crying out loud.

So yeah fuck you if you have $100K in student debt. I don't care.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (FiUMj)

338 🎆
My "art" webwork offering of the day, linked in nic. (Try the donation buttons, they're delicious.)

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A boy and his firecracker

Posted by: mindful webworker - fireworks webwork at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (z8tEv)

339 334 Ironic since I love and eat Chinese take out all the time.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 10:52 AM (qQ7kL)

I am pretty sure they source the cats locally.

Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (9VeU0)

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And yet they still can't quite capture the authentic flavor from home.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (9cans)

340 74 fixerupper

And today's special guest stat, NaCly Dog as the third dog on the right.

Have a great day storming the castle, everyone. Stay blessed, happy, and with a quick comeback (not to be confused with a 2 x 4).

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 26, 2019 10:55 AM (u82oZ)

341
I am pretty sure they source the cats locally.
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And they are sustainable.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:55 AM (2LelM)

342 335 the prayers and burnt offerings.
Posted by: Insomniac


Did a chicken for you last night.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (l/Pix)

==========

You have a hex on your glove or something?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:55 AM (9cans)

343 >>I only know this because a friend of mine's been hacking a pressure cooker and finding all sorts of interesting things in the code.

A few years ago this statement would have sounded crazy. Now it sounds ... no, it still sounds crazy.

What sort of secrets is someone hoping to learn from kitchen appliances?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 10:55 AM (PxX58)

344 Talk about bringing the whoop-a$$. One ship sinking by the stern and it looks like another is about to get a bomb in the waterline.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y29rwy8a

Great day for America.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:55 AM (ppgMG)

345 >>On the subject of Chinese trade shenanigans, if you were considering getting an Internet-enabled appliance


Huawei, too.

Posted by: garrett at June 26, 2019 10:56 AM (zZ+vp)

346 As she says...sitting in the US House of Representatives. She's really been kept "from pursuing dreams."


Perhaps she dreamed of being a poet.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 10:56 AM (APv8N)

347 343 >>I only know this because a friend of mine's been hacking a pressure cooker and finding all sorts of interesting things in the code.

A few years ago this statement would have sounded crazy. Now it sounds ... no, it still sounds crazy.

What sort of secrets is someone hoping to learn from kitchen appliances?
Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 10:55 AM (PxX5

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

Step 1) Collect all the data.

Step 2) ?

Step 3) World domination.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 10:56 AM (9cans)

348 I try to not eat anything from China if I can help it.

I just found a source for local fresh meat (Shady Maple, East Earl) in order to avoid Chinese-owned Smithfield and all the rest in that Wal-Mart family.

Less chemicals, less China, less mystery.

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 10:56 AM (Ydn2k)

349 Mr. Climate Change also has *24 bathrooms* in his mansion.

-
He must be full of shit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 26, 2019 10:56 AM (+y/Ru)

350 It exists solely for the benefit of Communists and cocksuckers.

You sure as hell are not far off the mark, and I have dealt up-close and personal with several of their sport mafias. Imagine if you will the worst you can imagine about the NRA, with diverted funds, luxury junkets, odd ad and PR budgets -- and then recall that USOC's committee was booted from the NRA for being just too damn much. Honest to Christ, you name the game, and "Sport" brings out the absolute worst in people.

Seems like the ancient times now, but I remember when social conservatives did not like having sports and game-playing around. An excuse for gambling and idling, some called it. A foot in the door for Bismarckian state-worship, others averred. Denounced from pulpits, back when there were pulpits. Some will deny this. They are lying communists.


The Russian-communist bloc showed up at the 1948 Olympics as observers, observed very carefully, and then participated in 1952, sweeping all the world before their juggering naut. Thus began Olympics as boomers know them.

Sorry, I can't account for the cocksuckers. Others may fill us in.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 26, 2019 10:56 AM (8ZmvG)

351 Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Says College Debt Kept Her From 'Pursuing Dreams'

She's dreaming of a white Christmas.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr


That's cultural appropriation!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (l/Pix)

352 It would seem counterproductive, but China has had a tiff with Canada over that executive that was arrested there, correct? The one from Huawei?
..

Yep


That's what it's all about.

Posted by: HA at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (MAstk)

353 hacking a pressure cooker "

*looks over at old school cookware*

That slow cooker always looked suspicious!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (6qErC)

354 341
I am pretty sure they source the cats locally.
--------------------
And they are sustainable.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:55 AM (2LelM)

But with forged doguments.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (t6MX/)

355 Did a chicken for you last night.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (l/Pix)

Whachoo mean "did"?

Posted by: BignJames at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (ykq7q)

356 If the big debate turns into an all out brawl I think it's too bad Michelle Obama will not be on stage.
I for one would enjoy seeing her rip Creepy Joe's limbs and beat him to death with his own leg.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (JgA4k)

357 I knew we should have gotten a live chicken.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (oZ6kz)

358 337 I have ZERO sympathy for student loan peeps. Have you seen a dorm on a college campus recently? It's a fucking 5 star resort with pools, workout rooms, game rooms. Plus every dorm is decked out with the latest i-dadget, video games, etc. And the food is on par with top end restaurants, all organic this, GMO free that. Gone are the days of Ramen.
----------------------
Toured JMU with my son last year. They had 27 different restaurants on campus. I told my son in my day you had one cafeteria that was open only six hours a day. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The food was edible but not good. He just looked at me puzzled.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (2LelM)

359 > He must be loving this.

Of course he is. Obama bailed him and his buddies out from under the looming student debt crisis by buying all the student loan debt under the guise of "keeping the Greedy Bankers from Exploiting Our Chilluns", when what was actually going on was "shielding the Greedy Bankers from the consequences of their actions and shifting the debt burden to the taxpayers".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (Vy4a0)

360 271 245 So which of the debates is tonight, the also-rans and never-weres or the ones with an actual chance of winning the nomination?
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 26, 2019 10:35 AM (RD7QR)

They say random drawing put together the matchups. Warren is top of the leaderboard for tonight's debate. She is in it with Beto and Booker and a bunch of other losers.

Tomorrow has 4 of the top 5. I predict it will be Hickenlooper's breakout though.
Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 10:40 AM (9VeU0)

Is Hickenlooper less insane than the rest or is he the flavor of the week?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (RD7QR)

361 She's really been kept "from pursuing dreams."

If you were her brother and a little insecure, you might be hurt that she "settled" by marrying you.

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 10:58 AM (Ydn2k)

362 I was in college 20ish years ago and I didn't even have cable TV for crying out loud.


My freshman dorm at Alabama didn't have air conditioning.

And get off my lawn!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 10:58 AM (APv8N)

363 I hear Beto wants to lay another tax on Americans to 'take care' of American military veterans.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:58 AM (ppgMG)

364 Huawei, too."

I'm fine, thanks.

How are you?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 10:58 AM (6qErC)

365 Just wait till you see what they did with the BI-athlon, dearies. It's gonna be bi-fabulous!

Posted by: Pete Buttplug at June 26, 2019 10:59 AM (O8WFE)

366 357 I knew we should have gotten a live chicken.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (oZ6kz)

The MSM was busy with it.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 26, 2019 10:59 AM (RD7QR)

367 On the subject of Chinese trade shenanigans, if you were considering getting an Internet-enabled appliance

Huawei, too.

Posted by: garrett at June 26, 2019 10:56 AM (zZ+vp)

Just say no to Internet-enabled appliances as a rule. There's no benefit and a gazillion ways it could be used for nefarious purposes.

Not to mention that millions of devices, always-on, running on default settings will make for unprecedented botnets....

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 26, 2019 10:59 AM (J+mig)

368 Thanxs CBD.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2019 10:59 AM (axyOa)

369 I knew we should have gotten a live chicken.

To read the entrails? Messy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 10:59 AM (ppgMG)

370 Every time I think the Dem candidates can't say anything stupider, they do. News item - a would be illegal immigrant and his young daughter drowned yesterday trying to swim across the Rio Grande.

Beto came out and said, oh so sadly, that Trump was personally responsible for those deaths.

So anyone who doesn't embrace Open Borders, No limits, is now personally responsible for every criminal action anyone else takes, even if they're outside of this country. Brilliant, Beto. Just brilliant.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2019 11:00 AM (Kpl3J)

371 Tomorrow has 4 of the top 5. I predict it will be Hickenlooper's breakout though.
Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 10:40 AM (9VeU0)

Is Hickenlooper less insane than the rest or is he the flavor of the week?
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 26, 2019 10:57 AM (RD7QR)


I think Hickenlooper is at least as insane as the rest, and he's probably high.

He's my ironic Dem candidate. Don't you feel the Hickenloopermentum?

Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 11:00 AM (9VeU0)

372 337 I have ZERO sympathy for student loan peeps. Have you seen a dorm on a college campus recently?

Yep. I live a stone's throw from CSU. They live like kings.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 26, 2019 11:00 AM (O8WFE)

373 There should bring back debtors prisons.

( I realize temporary debt is what makes the world go round but I hate irresponsibility and entitlement)

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 11:01 AM (qQ7kL)

374 Just say no to Internet-enabled appliances as a rule. There's no benefit and a gazillion ways it could be used for nefarious purposes.

Not to mention that millions of devices, always-on, running on default settings will make for unprecedented botnets....
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est

But, when the phone call comes in, how will I know if my refrigerator is running?

Posted by: Bruce at June 26, 2019 11:01 AM (vd8XM)

375 I'm late, are we still talking about the art?

I really like the composition, the big circle and the triangle of dogs, the guy slightly off center. And I like the portrayal of the guy, that's your good post-Renaissance we've figured out how to paint people stuff. (OK, 1860 is probably pre-Raphaelite, I try to learn things on this blog).

I am a little surprised by the Frank Lloyd Wright building in the background on the right.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 26, 2019 11:01 AM (fuK7c)

376 I only know this because a friend of mine's been hacking a pressure cooker and finding all sorts of interesting things in the code.

A few years ago this statement would have sounded crazy. Now it sounds ... no, it still sounds crazy.

What sort of secrets is someone hoping to learn from kitchen appliances?
Posted by: JackStraw


Why would a pressure cooker need code?
Step 1 - Fill
Step 2 - Lock down lid
Step 3 - Put on heat
Step 4 - Set timer on stove

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 11:01 AM (l/Pix)

377 373 There should bring back debtors prisons.

( I realize temporary debt is what makes the world go round but I hate irresponsibility and entitlement)
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 11:01 AM (qQ7kL)

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People shouldn't be held responsible for their actions. Unless it's a sin against progressivism. Then they must be destroyed completely.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 11:01 AM (9cans)

378 > I have ZERO sympathy for student loan peeps.

Doesn't matter how much "sympathy" you have. Those debts aren't ever going to be paid. The only question is how long we let them remain as a giant booger on the economy before ripping off the bandaid.
I have zero sympathy for people who bought too much house because they'd been convinced that "house flipping" was the road to riches. Yet those people are allowed to discharge the debt in bankruptcy.
I have a little more sympathy for people who took out big loans to start high-risk businesses (such as restaurants), but not a lot more. Yet those people can also discharge their loans in bankruptcy.
Why are you holding an 18 year old student to a higher moral standard than a 45 year old house-flipper or a 35 year old wannabee restauranteur?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 26, 2019 11:01 AM (Vy4a0)

379 Toured JMU with my son last year"

It's the poster child for "overdone" campus. Seriously. Nicer than most Marriotts...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:02 AM (6qErC)

380 Beto came out and said, oh so sadly, that Trump was personally responsible for those deaths.



Beto is personally responsible for inviting them in.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 11:02 AM (APv8N)

381 I hear Beto wants to lay another tax on Americans to 'take care' of American military veterans.

Ah, good. Another "program" which must be funded, staffed, and administered.

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 11:02 AM (jhfGG)

382 But, when the phone call comes in, how will I know if my refrigerator is running?

Posted by: Bruce at June 26, 2019 11:01 AM (vd8XM)

Open the door...is the light on?

Posted by: BignJames at June 26, 2019 11:02 AM (ykq7q)

383 Whachoo mean "did"?
Posted by: BignJames


Burnt offering. Grill got away from me.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 11:02 AM (l/Pix)

384 ACE needs to get on this right now!

In less than a month, the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing will come around. We need to be ahead of the curve in predicting the LEft's reaction to this-- who will say the dumbest shit? How many will link it to racism/white supremacy/colonialism? Will there be marches? Demands for Lunar Reparations?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 26, 2019 11:03 AM (oVJmc)

385 What sort of secrets is someone hoping to learn from kitchen appliances?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 10:55 AM (PxX5

Our day approaches, my brothers! Be strong, and prepare!!!

Posted by: The Supreme Appliance at June 26, 2019 11:03 AM (Kpl3J)

386 I see Gillette has a new razor out with a heat blade and it glows orange like the Eye of Sauron.

Can I have a heat axe instead along with the attached Zaku?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 11:03 AM (ppgMG)

387 But, when the phone call comes in, how will I know if my refrigerator is running"

It's calling from inside the crisper drawer?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:03 AM (6qErC)

388 Open the door...is the light on?
Posted by: BignJames

I did, but there was Prince Albert in the can

Posted by: Bruce at June 26, 2019 11:03 AM (vd8XM)

389 Did a chicken for you last night.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (l/Pix)

Between that and BackwardsBoy's squirrel he torched this morning, I think I got the extra power I needed.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 11:03 AM (NWiLs)

390 What did the Canadian cow say?

Eet Mor Pou-teen

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 26, 2019 11:03 AM (O8WFE)

391 I was in college 20ish years ago and I didn't even have cable TV for crying out loud.
So yeah fuck you if you have $100K in student debt. I don't care.


Posted by: Lurking Lurker

Are you sure you don't want to put up a GoPayMe so we can help you out?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (8ZmvG)

392 the prayers and burnt offerings.
Posted by: Insomniac


Did a chicken for you last night.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM (l/Pix)

==========

You have a hex on your glove or something?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Got busy with the beer. Forgot about the chicken.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (l/Pix)

393 and finding all sorts of interesting things in the code.

Some examples would be interesting. Is there a 'Jihadi Override' in there?

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (NAs56)

394 > We need to be ahead of the curve in predicting the LEft's reaction to this-
I'm looking forward to seeing the phrase "the fragile lunar ecology" again.
Yeah, so fragile that it's nonexistent.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (Vy4a0)

395 Think the chinks haven't developed something in one discrete surface-mount chip ? I bet we have. Be a damn shame if some high-placed official liked to talk shop to impress his old lady while she made his favorite roast.
Posted by: Reality at June 26, 2019 11:01 AM (Ywu4d)

The trend is to put all sensors and logic on one chip, and enable only the functionality you need for the device in software. Economies of scale. It's a short hope away from abusing those HW platforms, and security costs that consumers are not willing to pay.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (t6MX/)

396 How many will link it to racism/white supremacy/colonialism"

Whitey's on The Moon.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (6qErC)

397 That scene from Heavy Metal is coming true.

"How do I know I won't come home one day to find you screwing the toaster?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (ppgMG)

398 384 ACE needs to get on this right now!

In less than a month, the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing will come around. We need to be ahead of the curve in predicting the LEft's reaction to this-- who will say the dumbest shit? How many will link it to racism/white supremacy/colonialism? Will there be marches? Demands for Lunar Reparations?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 26, 2019 11:03 AM (oVJmc)

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Mealy mouthed press statements about how "all of humanity reached the moon," and we shouldn't make the accomplishment about men or America.

You know, the same reason they didn't show the American flag in First Man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (9cans)

399 Initially zoomed out on my small phone screen, it looked like he was holding a bottle of Jack Daniels in that painting.

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (3Q4Q0)

400 So the Mueller shit show still isn't over? Wonderful. Will he just be making a statement or will he be taking questions?

Posted by: Cheri at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (oiNtH)

401 Short hop, stupid autocuck.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 26, 2019 11:05 AM (t6MX/)

402 379 Toured JMU with my son last year"

It's the poster child for "overdone" campus. Seriously. Nicer than most Marriotts...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:02 AM (6qErC)


Toured JMU with my son, also. They claim a 60% female student population but that day it seemed like about 90%. (were I a young man looking to go to school, this would not necessarily be a drawback).

They seem to have geared the school to a more female mood. They have lots of help stations. And the curriculum seems to be based on not being too hard.

Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 11:05 AM (9VeU0)

403 I think that people are hacking internet connected appliances less to get information from them as to make them parts of a botnet they can use to inject malware in other devices and for denial type attacks.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 11:05 AM (APv8N)

404 Wasn't Diogenes a general as well as a orator? Or am I thinking of Demosthenese?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 26, 2019 11:05 AM (xJa6I)

405 386>>>

This is a gub-loving blog.

Take a Wing Zero with twin buster rifles.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 26, 2019 11:05 AM (4DfNe)

406 The U.S. Attorney's Conference opened with a performance from the Emerald Society Pipe Band, consisting of men in kilts marching while playing bagpipes and drums. Barr sat on stage observing the performance until the music suddenly stopped. He then rose from his chair and briefly walked back stage to retrieve a set of his own bagpipes.

He began to play "Scotland the Brave," as the performers joined in with drums and pipes.

Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 11:05 AM (QkjLD)

407 Anyway, great art today.

May be away from blog for a bit, work is getting busy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 26, 2019 11:05 AM (xJa6I)

408 >>Why are you holding an 18 year old student to a higher moral standard than a 45 year old house-flipper or a 35 year old wannabee restauranteur?



Sorry. The University has the collateral and the means to service the debt.

Posted by: garrett at June 26, 2019 11:05 AM (zZ+vp)

409 Why would a pressure cooker need code?
Step 1 - Fill
Step 2 - Lock down lid
Step 3 - Put on heat
Step 4 - Set timer on stove
Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 11:01 AM (l/Pix)

I work with computers and I ask this kind of question all the time. We're making too many things that have needless electronics, and especially network connections. It's just adding new problems, complexity, and vulnerability to things that would function just fine without it.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (J+mig)

410 391 I was in college 20ish years ago and I didn't even have cable TV for crying out loud.
So yeah fuck you if you have $100K in student debt. I don't care.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker

I remember we had cable with one of those push button boxes, and you could figure out which two of the buttons you could push at the same time to see the porn channel with only a little bit of static interference at the top.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (Kpl3J)

411
Did a chicken for you last night.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 10:54 AM


Phrasing

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (aKsyK)

412 scene from Heavy Metal"

Underrated flick.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (6qErC)

413 IoT = Skynet.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (4DfNe)

414 So the Mueller shit show still isn't over? Wonderful. Will he just be making a statement or will he be taking questions?



Taking the fifth, more or less.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (APv8N)

415 Burnt offering. Grill got away from me.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 11:02 AM (l/Pix)

I hope you chased it down and caught it before it could inflict even more damage. And if those things go feral, look out!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

416 Just say no to Internet-enabled appliances as a rule. There's no benefit and a gazillion ways it could be used for nefarious purposes.

Not to mention that millions of devices, always-on, running on default settings will make for unprecedented botnets....
Posted by: Cato


Decepticons.

I laughed. My wife laughed. The toaster laughed.

I shot the toaster.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (l/Pix)

417 What sort of secrets is someone hoping to learn from kitchen appliances?

If it's in your home network, everything in your home network is probably going to China. All your files, banking data, browsing history, etc. The appliance is just how they get unfettered access.

Posted by: Bert G at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (tOP4K)

418 WitchDoktor, I didn't see that fracas but I value your comments here. as one who did get a degree in, er, Emperor Justinian.

mind you, a degree in the effects of overweening government , Iranian wars, and bubonic plagues hasn't turned out to be as useless as I had hoped.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 26, 2019 11:07 AM (/DuNp)

419 397 That scene from Heavy Metal is coming true.

"How do I know I won't come home one day to find you screwing the toaster?"
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (ppgMG)

Or the Internet joke. "My wife asked why I needed another new gun. Deceptions, I said. She laughed. The toaster laughed. I shot the toaster. Good times."

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 26, 2019 11:08 AM (J+mig)

420 He began to play "Scotland the Brave," as the performers joined in with drums and pipes.
Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 11:05 AM (QkjLD)


They aren't flamethrower bagpipes, so he is a cuck RINO.

Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 11:08 AM (9VeU0)

421 I like the season ending episode of one of the seasons of Silicon Valley. Their start up company had a snafu with their hardware and capacity and they were going to lose a huge contract with a client if they couldn't find a solution. They were going to steal from the University but that fell through. Finally they hooked up to all the internet connected refrigerators ( internet fridge was a subplot) in the country .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 11:08 AM (qQ7kL)

422 You know, if the real Diogenes did what they say he did, i.e. lived in a barrel, walked around butt naked, carried a lamp around in daylight hours, etc., he was probably mentally ill.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 26, 2019 11:08 AM (dIJ/u)

423 I shot the toaster"

But did you shoot the deputy?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (6qErC)

424 I shot the toaster.
Posted by: rickb223

but did you shoot the microwave?

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (d7Ww2)

425 I think that people are hacking internet connected appliances less to get information from them as to make them parts of a botnet they can use to inject malware in other devices and for denial type attacks.

Posted by: Grump928(C)


Largely. But also they could connect to other devices to distribute malware. The instance I brought up is connecting to Tencent, which is basically Internet China, a ludicrously huge outfit. Several of their products have been busted for spoofing malware detection software to give false negatives. No end to the possibilities here.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, giving up on descriptives at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (AM1GF)

426 420 He began to play "Scotland the Brave," as the performers joined in with drums and pipes.
Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 11:05 AM (QkjLD)

They aren't flamethrower bagpipes, so he is a cuck RINO.
Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 11:08 AM (9VeU0)

===========

He didn't shoot Comey on stage. Full cuck.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (9cans)

427 418 WitchDoktor, I didn't see that fracas but I value your comments here. as one who did get a degree in, er, Emperor Justinian. "

Now that would be fascinating. I think Theodora is one of my favorite historical characters.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (Kpl3J)

428 Late to the thread, dammit! Oh well.

I like Jean-Leon Gerome's work for the detail, appropriate color, and, usually, the drama in his scenes. This one is no exception. However, I find the pale area of buildings on the right to be distracting. It's like someone tacked on a bit of a Remington painting of the dusty west.

Diogene's abode reminds me of a room I had during college when money was VERY tight.

Posted by: JTB at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (bmdz3)

429 Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (l/Pix)

Damnit, you beat me to it thanks to my slow Android keyboard.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (J+mig)

430 421 I like the season ending episode of one of the seasons of Silicon Valley. Their start up company had a snafu with their hardware and capacity and they were going to lose a huge contract with a client if they couldn't find a solution. They were going to steal from the University but that fell through. Finally they hooked up to all the internet connected refrigerators ( internet fridge was a subplot) in the country .
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 11:08 AM (qQ7kL)

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That show's pretty funny.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (9cans)

431 426>>>

A real man kills with punches alone.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (4DfNe)

432 I have ZERO sympathy for student loan peeps.

-
The ironic thing is that if they do have to repay those loans they took out to study Advanced Honkey Hating, they'll get an education.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (+y/Ru)

433 Damnit, you beat me to it thanks to my slow Android keyboard.
Posted by: Cato


Yours was better though.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 11:10 AM (l/Pix)

434 a degree in the effects of overweening government , Iranian wars, and bubonic plagues "

The more things stay the same...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:10 AM (6qErC)

435 Missed JJS's linkage this morning so let me just add my voice to the chorus of LOL Get Fucked, Willard Rmoney.

Fast is over after 5-1/2 days. Dropped 11-pounds (don't gasp, that's only around 5% of my body weight), A1C down to 6.4 (was 7.6) and blood sugar at 115 (was 159). Not bad. Now, on to a strict low-carb/keto/paleo regimen to continue the GAINZZZZ.

Posted by: DocJ at June 26, 2019 11:10 AM (0cjfZ)

436 400 So the Mueller shit show still isn't over? Wonderful. Will he just be making a statement or will he be taking questions?
Posted by: Cheri at June 26, 2019 11:04 AM (oiNtH)

I think I saw he'll be taking questions and fellatio from the Democrats, but mostly questions.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 26, 2019 11:10 AM (RD7QR)

437 429 Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (l/Pix)

Damnit, you beat me to it thanks to my slow Android keyboard fingers.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (J+mig)

Fixed.

Posted by: Cato's Android at June 26, 2019 11:11 AM (t6MX/)

438 424 I shot the toaster.
Posted by: rickb223

but did you shoot the microwave?
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (d7Ww2)

It was in self-defense.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 11:11 AM (NWiLs)

439 412 scene from Heavy Metal"

Underrated flick.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (6qErC)

The Trial scene is one of my favorite all time movie scenes.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 26, 2019 11:11 AM (J+mig)

440 412 scene from Heavy Metal"

Underrated flick.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (6qErC)

It's a one way ticket to midnight.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 26, 2019 11:11 AM (xJa6I)

441 The Hill has a headline that Trump is convening a social media summit in July but there are no details.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 26, 2019 11:12 AM (PxX58)

442 430 421 I like the season ending episode of one of the seasons of Silicon Valley. Their start up company had a snafu with their hardware and capacity and they were going to lose a huge contract with a client if they couldn't find a solution. They were going to steal from the University but that fell through. Finally they hooked up to all the internet connected refrigerators ( internet fridge was a subplot) in the country .
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 26, 2019 11:08 AM (qQ7kL)

===========

That show's pretty funny.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 11:09 AM (9cans)
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Binged watched it on flight back from Europe a few years ago. Never had watched up to that point. Thought it was great.

Posted by: WisRich at June 26, 2019 11:12 AM (G0vdT)

443 434 a degree in the effects of overweening government , Iranian wars, and bubonic plagues "

The more things stay the same...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:10 AM (6qErC)

Seriously, there was a Byzantine strategos considering these problems once too.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 26, 2019 11:12 AM (RD7QR)

444 440 412 scene from Heavy Metal"

Underrated flick.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (6qErC)

It's a one way ticket to midnight.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 26, 2019 11:11 AM (xJa6I)

You got any of that Plutonian nyborg left?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 11:12 AM (NWiLs)

445 442 Binged watched it on flight back from Europe a few years ago. Never had watched up to that point. Thought it was great.
Posted by: WisRich at June 26, 2019 11:12 AM (G0vdT)

=========

It's best in its early seasons. I haven't thought about it since the end of the most recent season, though.

We always got HBO exclusively for Game of Thrones, so I wonder if I'll even see Silicon Valley's last season.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 11:13 AM (9cans)

446 Posted by: SMOD at June 26, 2019 11:05 AM (QkjLD)
******
I posted the Pic, it is way upthread

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at June 26, 2019 11:13 AM (BqBId)

447 You got any of that Plutonian nyborg left?
Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 11:12 AM (NWiLs)

"And one moving violation."

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 26, 2019 11:13 AM (J+mig)

448 Mental illness.

1959: I think the toaster is spying on me!

2019: Silicon Valley wouldn't do anything to hurt me.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 26, 2019 11:13 AM (+y/Ru)

449 He then rose from his chair and briefly walked back stage to retrieve a set of his own bagpipes.


Son.Of.
A.
Bitch.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 26, 2019 11:13 AM (8ZmvG)

450 I laughed. My wife laughed. The toaster laughed.

I shot the toaster.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (l/Pix)


We were in the produce section of the local Safeway the other day. I asked Mrs. Muse if there were any problems with the GMO tomatoes they had on sale.

"No, we're perfectly safe", one of the tomatoes said.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 26, 2019 11:14 AM (dIJ/u)

451 Don't worry, Charlie. I've got an angle.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 11:14 AM (NWiLs)

452 444 440 412 scene from Heavy Metal"

Underrated flick.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (6qErC)

It's a one way ticket to midnight.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 26, 2019 11:11 AM (xJa6I)

You got any of that Plutonian nyborg left?
Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 11:12 AM (NWiLs)

Oh yeah man, but just one bag

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 26, 2019 11:14 AM (xJa6I)

453 scene from Heavy Metal"

Underrated flick.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 26, 2019 11:06 AM (6qErC)

The Trial scene is one of my favorite all time movie scenes.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est


I'm telling you, I've got an angle...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, giving up on descriptives at June 26, 2019 11:14 AM (AM1GF)

454 I have a cousin who plays bagpipes, says the technique is primarily to take a huge breath of air and then blow until you pass out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2019 11:15 AM (Kpl3J)

455 Regarding the NRA, IOC, DOJ, etc., etc.:

1. An organization at rest will become disease-ridden with Democrats.

2. As will an organization in motion.

Posted by: Sir Isaac Newton at June 26, 2019 11:15 AM (C78No)

456 Tarna always did funny things to my wang but I think the Harry Canyon story in Heavy Metal was my favorite story.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 26, 2019 11:15 AM (xJa6I)

457 Happy Day After Rapey Tuesday, all.

There's a lot of dogs in that painting.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 26, 2019 11:15 AM (ptqGC)

458 Barr learned to play the pipes to drown out the screams of his victims.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 26, 2019 11:15 AM (oVJmc)

459 Actually it is a Video

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at June 26, 2019 11:15 AM (BqBId)

460 Trump's act is wearing thin.

Posted by: Mental Illness and Societal Collapse at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (FTPVM)

461 458 Barr learned to play the pipes to drown out the screams of his victims.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 26, 2019 11:15 AM (oVJmc)

===========

"I was promised a go-along get-along Establishment guy! Impeach!"
-Mitt Romney

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (9cans)

462 460 Trump's act is wearing thin.


He'll never play the big rooms.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (oVJmc)

463 Posted by: Mental Illness and Societal Collapse at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (FTPVM)

Go get your shine box

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (3gwtv)

464 There's a lot of dogs in that painting.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 26, 2019 11:15 AM (ptqGC)


And yet not playing poker.

Posted by: blaster at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (9VeU0)

465 STERRRRRRNNNNN!!!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (NWiLs)

466 I thought Heavy Metal was a comic book for stoners.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (fuK7c)

467 The Trial scene is one of my favorite all time movie scenes.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 26, 2019 11:11 AM (J+mig)

STERNNNNNNN

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (9Om/r)

468 Tarna always did funny things to my wang but I think the Harry Canyon story in Heavy Metal was my favorite story.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo


Look, I'm not saying she was bad at her job, but if she'd spent less time feeling herself up she coulda saved those folks, I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, giving up on descriptives at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (AM1GF)

469 460 Trump's act is wearing thin.
Posted by: Mental Illness and Societal Collapse at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (FTPVM)

Walls are closing in.
Gonna be an early night.

Posted by: DocJ at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (0cjfZ)

470 Binged watched it on flight back from Europe a few years ago. Never had watched up to that point. Thought it was great.
Posted by: WisRich at June 26, 2019 11:12 AM (G0vdT)


SV was a great show. They even got the technobabble down pretty good. What Pied Piper was working on sounded almost plausible.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (dIJ/u)

471 How much for the Grecian in an Urn?

Posted by: saf at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (5IHGB)

472 You got any of that Plutonian nyborg left?
Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 11:12 AM (NWiLs)

Oh yeah man, but just one bag
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 26, 2019 11:14 AM (xJa6I)

Nose diiiiive!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (NWiLs)

473 What's Trump's act?

Posted by: Cheri at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (oiNtH)

474 I double dog dare CBD to post a Dogs Playing Poker thread.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (ptqGC)

475 I thought Heavy Metal was a comic book for stoners.

And a floor wax

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (ppgMG)

476 OT, a wooden arm was found in Northamptonshire in England, down a well. dated to slightly before Claudius' invasion.

I guess the Romans restricted the right to keep and bear arms

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (/DuNp)

477 Walls are closing in.
Gonna be an early night.
Posted by: DocJ at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (0cjfZ)


It's the end of the line.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (dIJ/u)

478 476 OT, a wooden arm was found in Northamptonshire in England, down a well. dated to slightly before Claudius' invasion.

I guess the Romans restricted the right to keep and bear arms
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (/DuNp)

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Boo! Hiss!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Pre-Order Crystal Embers Today! at June 26, 2019 11:18 AM (9cans)

479
What's Trump's act?

Posted by: Cheri at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (oiNtH)


Destroying Barry's booming economy. Duh!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 26, 2019 11:18 AM (ptqGC)

480 What's Trump's act?
Posted by: Cheri at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (oiNtH)

At Caessar's Palace. It's the best.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 26, 2019 11:18 AM (3gwtv)

481 Tarna was the most true to the Heavy Metal graphic comics. Kind of a crappy story but incredible art. And I think Tarna herself clearly qualifies as Art. like in the swimming scene. Now that's art.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2019 11:18 AM (Kpl3J)

482 Tomato? Phrasing? Art?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6g5e7fq

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 11:19 AM (ppgMG)

483 The chicken jokes are oddly apropos. WSJ headlines this morning a federal "probe" (heh) into collusion (heh) of all major poultry producers to fix chicken prices way too high.

I immediately remembered when Perdue was well-represented in a previous administration, and the whole federal gummint was suddenly anti-cowboy, anti-beef, anti-grazing. The Prez being a man who takes hunnert-dolla steaks well done, I suspect the cattle drovers may be getting some payback.

Anyway, they're all RINO clucks.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 26, 2019 11:19 AM (8ZmvG)

484 Robot: Earth women who experience sexual ecstasy with mechanical assistance always tend to feel guilty!

Posted by: bananaDream at June 26, 2019 11:19 AM (l6b3d)

485 We were in the produce section of the local Safeway the other day. I asked Mrs. Muse if there were any problems with the GMO tomatoes they had on sale.

"No, we're perfectly safe", one of the tomatoes said.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 26, 2019 11:14 AM (dIJ/u)


I saw Talking Tomatoes open for The Talking Heads, and they really juiced the crowd.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 26, 2019 11:19 AM (Z4rgH)

486 Bada-Boom!

Posted by: Cheri at June 26, 2019 11:19 AM (oiNtH)

487 476 OT, ...

By 476, none of us has any idea what the topic was.

Posted by: t-bird at June 26, 2019 11:20 AM (wPON6)

488 What? No love for Den?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 26, 2019 11:20 AM (ppgMG)

489 nood OM

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 26, 2019 11:20 AM (Z4rgH)

490 Hanging's too good for him! Burning's too good for him! He should be chopped into little bitty pieces and buried alive!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 26, 2019 11:20 AM (NWiLs)

491 469 460 Trump's act is wearing thin.
Posted by: Mental Illness and Societal Collapse at June 26, 2019 11:16 AM (FTPVM)

Walls are closing in.
Gonna be an early night.
Posted by: DocJ at June 26, 2019 11:17 AM (0cjfZ)

Nevertheless, the act is wearing thin. Maybe change it up with some less twitterish bullshit.

Posted by: Mental Illness and Societal Collapse at June 26, 2019 11:20 AM (FTPVM)

492 Underrated flick.


You know what film is underrated as a snapshot social commentary? Fritz the Cat.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 11:20 AM (APv8N)

493 Im not going to the fucking White House, Rapinoe said in a video interview with Eight By Eight Magazine.

Good because you belong in the Out House you scant

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 26, 2019 11:21 AM (3gwtv)

494 How much for the Grecian in an Urn?
Posted by: saf


What's the Grecian's formula?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 26, 2019 11:21 AM (l/Pix)

495 Back under the stair, Dunce.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 26, 2019 11:21 AM (APv8N)

496 279 Does anyone truly believe Ilhan Omar paid for her own schooling? She checks a LOT of boxes... She probably made money while attending.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 26, 2019 10:42 AM (flINI)

Yeah, that's weird. How does a politically active, Muslim, Somali refugee, not get a full ride to at least like Cornell or Brown. You think Oberlin would have been all over her.

Either she was unaware she could check the AA box or has SAT scores approaching full retard level that can't even meet the lower standards. Probably that last one. Though maybe she always was a big North Dakota State fan.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at June 26, 2019 11:21 AM (hdzef)

497 Since Joe Scarborough and his chirping parrot are on the Trump's a Rapist train, can we once again remind everyone that Joe had a pretty young intern who died mysteriously in his office?


One might even say she was....MURDERED.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 26, 2019 11:21 AM (ptqGC)

498
384 ACE needs to get on this right now!

In less than a month, the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing will come around. We need to be ahead of the curve in predicting the LEft's reaction to this-- who will say the dumbest shit? How many will link it to racism/white supremacy/colonialism? Will there be marches? Demands for Lunar Reparations?


the more important question is "will CuriousMarc and his buddies get their Apollo Mission Computer running in time?"

Posted by: Anachronda at June 26, 2019 11:21 AM (sGtp+)

499 Speaking of Crazy . . .

The Hill
@thehill
MSNBC's Chris Hayes says he fears Trump will launch military strike during 2020 debate http://hill.cm/A0enZjX

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 26, 2019 11:21 AM (+y/Ru)

500 >>>Look, I'm not saying she was bad at her job, but if she'd spent less time feeling herself up she coulda saved those folks, I'm just sayin'.

She's a very focused dresser, undresser and bather. Her me-time was very important.

Posted by: bananaDream at June 26, 2019 11:22 AM (l6b3d)

501 primarily to take a huge breath of air and then blow until you pass out.

I don't understand why you're leaving the whole armpit thing out of this.

"No true Scotsman..."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 26, 2019 11:22 AM (8ZmvG)

502
"No, we're perfectly safe", one of the tomatoes said.

Not a killer tomato?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 26, 2019 11:22 AM (aKsyK)

503 I see Soros is still hiring lame-assed trolls.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 26, 2019 11:22 AM (ptqGC)

504 give me the skinny on the NRA power struggle

who're the bad guys and who're the good guys?

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It's Cynic/Eeyore Day here at the HQ so they're all bad guys.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 26, 2019 09:49 AM (+y/Ru)


I'll try. The BOD of the NRA is elected by the membership and the Executive VP is appointed by the BOD. The BOD candidates are nominated by a committee of the BOD, so it tends to be quite clubbish in nature. That said, a lot of BOD candidates are from outside the group, notably Carrie Lightfoot, owner of the Well Armed Woman , who had never owned a gun ten years ago .
Lapierre has been involved in the NRA for thirty plus years , and has been the EVP for , I think something like 25 years. He's been reappointed by the BOD and he has made sure he had friendlies on the nominating committee so that the BOD( which is ridiculously oversized) would continue that appointment. When the former ED of the NRA stepped down due to age two years ago, Ollie North, who was a BOD member, was asked to take the job, which he did. The power struggle started between North and Lapierre when the NY AG decided to go after the NRA for using funds from the tax exempt NRA Foundation to support the NRA itself, which if proven true, could be a big problem. The accusations from the NY AG is that the amount is $5M. North accused LaPierre of misusing NRA foundation funds, etc. and LaPierre accused North of conflict of interest as he still had a television show being produced by the same advertising company that produces NRA TV, ads, etc. It gets more murky at that point, with both sides accusing each other of profiteering off the organization, North claiming the NRA has lost it's roots as an organization teaching gun safety, etc into a political organization , LaPierra citing the need for political involvement by the NRA to defend the second amendment, etc.

I was at the actual membership meeting in April at the convention and a lot of the members are vocal supporters of LaPierre. Richard Childress had to read North's resignation letter and you could tell he was really uncomfortable with how this went down. Now Chris Cox has been suspended by the BOD , accused of siding with North.

I have no idea what is going to happen. I will tell you that Mr.Jen and I are endowment life members of the NRA, and I was rather pissed to get a robomailing yesterday telling me my membership was going to expire and did I want to upgrade to a patron membership or some such thing. Such a waste of money to be sending us that junk. Not sure who I am writing to about this, but I will be sending a letter. The BOD is the problem, IMO, with all of the troubles with the NRA.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 26, 2019 11:24 AM (f8X1c)

505 Huh. Hanover Fiste became Squidward. Time does funny things.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, giving up on descriptives at June 26, 2019 11:28 AM (AM1GF)

506 Thanks Jen. I don't see anything grossly inaccurate in your take there.
I'm occasionally annoyed at how many dyed-in-wool lifelong supporters don't go back far enough to remember the Neal Knox days, and the grand compromise that brought in Charlton Heston and those smooth operators.

There is very old, very vituperative conflict between "NRA Competitions" as a national governing body, and all the many more-or-less legit lobbying functions on the other side of the house. NRA too often treats the competitors as a nuisance (LaPierre is disdained for his disdain); on their behalf, they'll "whine" that they were formed to get the government to run rifle matches, not to run them themselves. That's a very natural friction, but it comes and goes and does generate heat. The outsiders and camp followers never hear the legitimate in-fighting, and when news of it floats up, it's always "NRA torn apart by conflict, about to dissolve."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 26, 2019 11:33 AM (8ZmvG)

507 I love Gerome's work.

Posted by: vivi at June 26, 2019 11:42 AM (11H2y)

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