Sunday Overnight Open Thread (10/13/19)

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THE QUOTES OF THE DAY


Quote I

“Don’t imagine that the child knows his or her future identity at age three, or ten, for that matter,” “Flash-freezing a child’s development through the introduction of drugs — pre-puberty, on and so on — seems to me, should be recognizably, not just wrong, but horrific.” Camille Paglia


Quote II

He’s got some responsibility, but not all. Right and wrong is wrong, that was wrong for that clerk to shoot my brother in the chest. Yes, he’s robbing them. Oh, well! Call the police, that’s what you’re supposed to do. You’re not supposed to take matters into your own hands.Sister of a Genius Award Winner. H/T Bitter Clinger


Quote III

“This is not decay. This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion & traditional values.” Attorney General William Barr


Quote IV


This is why the NBA, in the person of its severely alien-looking head honcho Adam Silver—who looks like Jiminy Cricket had sex with an AIDS-infected bagel, and they had a baby—recently bowed and apologized to China. Taki's Magazine


Quote V

“I think a lot of Americans see the $50,000 a month Hunter Biden was making and it doesn’t pass the smell test. I think most people do think there is corruption involved with Hunter Biden. I hope we do get to the bottom of that.”Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

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It appears that social media will be around for quite some time. Parents and teachers ought to teach their youngsters participating on social media has consequences. Sometimes it is just best to keep your mouth shut and your fingers off a keyboard.

The girl who created a viral TikTok video exposing how Panera makes its mac and cheese is going viral again–this time for tweeting that she lost her job because of it.

“I lost my job for this video,” Twitter user @BriiRamirezz, who goes by @briannaraelenee on TikTok, responded to @UberFacts tweet of the clip.

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It looks like Face Time, Skype and Webinars are about to become very popular in Sweden.

FLIGHT-SHAMING CATCHING ON IN EUROPE
There are a number of things that climate activists don’t want the rest of us to do, like eating meat and flying on airplanes. They seem to have decided that discouraging flying is a better bet than compulsory vegetarianism, so several European countries are moving in that direction.

In Sweden, the government “is considering making it mandatory for travel companies to declare the climate impact of their long-haul trips.”

The companies should inform customers of the climate impact of long-haul trips when advertising or selling tickets, the government said on Friday.

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If voting for Trump doesn't make me a racist. Perhaps my enjoyment of Sponge Bob Square Pants confirms your deepest fears. Good fvcking grief.

professor at the University of Washington wrote an academic article denouncing SpongeBob Squarepants as “violent,” “racist,” and “insidious.”

Yes, really.

Professor Holly Barker’s tirade against the yellow cartoon character was published by an academic journal called The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs.

In it, Barker argues that the show’s fictional location of Bikini Bottom is unfair because it is based on the nonfictional Bikini Atoll, a coral reef in the Marshall Islands used by the U.S. military for nuclear testing during the Cold War.

“The indigenous people of the area were relocated during the testing, which eventually rendered the area uninhabitable due to residual radiation,” writes Celine Ryan. “Barker finds it unjust that SpongeBob and his pals be allowed to “occupy” the area when the nonfictional indigenous people of the area do not have the option to return to their homeland.”


Taxpayers are employing this dingbat.

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Cash money talks and digitizing walks straight into the court room.

In my world, the virtual hasn't quite taken over the physical.

Tossing everything into a cloud doesn't necessarily engender quite the same sense of security and well-being as seeing, holding, and believing.

Today's witness is Jemima Kelly.

She's a writer for The Financial Times. Please don't let any personal thoughts about that get in the way of her story.

You see, she just experienced a little technological nightmare.

A cheery digital convert, she admits she often leaves the house without her wallet. But surely not without her iPhone.

Apple Pay is, after all, a contemporary joy. It's right up there with Tinder in its ability to make your life easier.

Kelly, indeed, hops on London buses and uses Apple Pay to tap her payment instead of buying a ticket the old-fashioned way.

Which, as she cheerily described, is easy unless a ticket inspector wanders by. Just after your iPhone's battery has died.

She couldn't prove that she'd paid, but gave her personal details and assumed there'd be a record of her probity on the transportation company's computers.

But then she was charged with, well, not providing proof of payment. Charged as in would be forced to go to court and to plead guilty or not guilty within 21 days.

A little draconian, you might think. Yes, the Brits look and act like nice people, but it's wise to remember that London seems to have more surveillance cameras than Amazon's Ring.

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Should there be compulsory school attendance? The case against it.

We should always be leery of laws passed “for our own good,” as if the state knows better. The history of compulsory schooling statutes is rife with paternalism, triggered by anti-immigrant sentiments in the mid-nineteenth century and fueled by a desire to shape people into a standard mold.

History books detailing the “common school movement” and the push for universal, compulsory schooling perpetuate the myths that Americans were illiterate prior to mass schooling, that there were limited education options available, and that mandating school attendance under a legal threat of force was the surest way toward equality.


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BYOB if you are planning on attending the Schild und Schwert (Shield and Sword) Festival in the town of Ostritz, Saxony

Law enforcement officials and citizens united to empty a German town’s supply of beer ahead of a music festival planned for this past weekend, over concerns that alcohol could increase the risk of violence among neo-Nazi attendees expected to arrive. With the support of a court-imposed alcohol ban, police successfully confiscated over 1,162 gallons of beer.

Around 600 people flocked to the Schild und Schwert (Shield and Sword) Festival in the town of Ostritz, Saxony, for the event that began on Friday, Newsweek reports. Locals, however, were prepared with a plan of their own.


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Gullible much? Feds hit GirlsDoPorn owners with criminal sex trafficking charges

Federal prosecutors have charged three men and a woman with sex trafficking charges for operating the popular porn site GirlsDoPorn. At least 22 women featured on the site have sued the site's owners, charging that the pornographers used lies and coercion to gain their participation.

The 22 women said they responded to ads for clothed modeling gigs. When they were asked to shoot porn instead, they initially resisted. But they went along with it after the company assured them that their videos would only be sold on DVD to customers outside the United States and would not be posted online. That turned out to be a lie, as their videos wound up on GirlsDoPorn, a website with plenty of American viewers.


"I was in a state of panic when I first found out," one of the alleged victims testified in court. "I couldn't believe it. I still can't believe it."


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How easy is it for a middle aged white woman to buy fentanyl on the streets of San Francisco? Pretty damn easy, just ask Heather Macdonald.

Heather Mac Donald has written one of the most important essays on homelessness in recent memory for City Journal. In it, she argues that we’ve misunderstood the homelessness problem as a problem of poverty when it is, in reality, a problem of family breakdown and the erosion of social norms. While I don’t agree with all of what she’s written, I admire her fieldwork. She interviewed homeless people in San Francisco and even bought fentanyl, the synthetic opiate that resulted in over 17,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States last year, to investigate how easy it was. Such fieldwork is rarer than it should be among journalists and advocates alike. I thought her contribution to the growing debate over homelessness, particularly in California but nationally and globally as well, was so important, I requested a telephone interview for Quillette. It has been edited for length.


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Any hope of working things out with the other side seem to fade further and further away.

A Democrat member of the Minnesota House of Representatives was among the far-left riffraff that harassed and intimidated Trump supporters as they left the Trump rally in Minneapolis Thursday night. Rep. Aisha Gomez (DFL) was seen consorting with a member of the antifa mob as he hurled profanities at Republicans as they drove by.

Hundreds of leftists gathered outside of the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis to scream at Trump’s supporters and tell them to go home.

Case II of things aren't going to turn out well.

Democrats like Hillary Clinton demonstrated this with her description of a good portion of Americans as “deplorables.”

Soledad O’Brien, who used to work for CNN, Al Jazeera and who has a show for Hearst Television, has now picked up on that theme, encouraging a discussion of how not just that President Donald Trump is a “racist” but his supporters are also “trash.”


That's Mr. Trash to you, Bitch.

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A triple play in California?

If you're a Californian, the days of travel-size shampoo, conditioner, and soap bottles seen in hotels are nearing an end. Come January 1, 2023, they'll be illegal.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1162 on Wednesday, sunsetting the small toiletry containers that some say are a noxious waste of single-use plastics. Establishments with more than 50 rooms must comply by 2023, while those with less than 50 rooms have until January 1, 2024.

A fine of $500 dollars will be assessed for the first violation and will increase to $2,000 for subsequent infractions. The law stipulates that a local agency may conduct inspections to ensure compliance.


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How do 'well to do' white privileged kids save the environment? Pick up trash along the highway? No. Majoring in STEM do make a difference? No Crawling on the street? Sure, why not.


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Victoria's Secret was always known for stunning models. Not so much anymore. At least Lena Dunham isn't modeling. Yet.

Victoria’s Secret has been desperately trying to cling to relevance in this era of mall closure around the world. It turns out that poorly-made, overpriced underwear isn’t all that attractive when it’s not next to the Orange Julius you’re going to stop at on your weekly shopping trip.

One recent criticism of the brand is that all their models are attractive, which is bad now because we want inspiring stories about trans runway models with no legs protesting the war on drugs or whatever. So Victoria’s Secret has hired their first size 14 model, Ali Tate Carter.

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THE ONT MUSICAL INTERLUDE


On this day: 13 Oct 2016
Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award. The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". via thisdayinmusic.com

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Born on this day: 13 Oct 1959
American singer, actress, doll designer Marie Osmond, who is part of The Osmonds family. She had the 1973 US No.5 & UK No.2 single 'Paper Roses'. She and her singer brother Donny Osmond hosted the television variety show Donny & Marie. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Obviously there is a better way to "Roll Back Prices". Genius Award Winner.

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Police in Columbus arrested an Edinburgh woman at Walmart after they say she burned priced tags on merchandise.

Officers were dispatched to the Walmart located at 735 Whitfield Drive on Sunday around 5 p.m.

Employees called police about a woman burning off price tags with a butane torch and then placing the merchandise in a bag.


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These parents ought to be proud of their son. A five year old is all heart. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

A 5-year-old boy in Pennsylvania is using his birthday wish to ask for thousands of toys that he can donate to the children's hospital that helped save him from cancer.

Weston Newsanger was treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital for rhabdomyosarcoma after his diagnosis in 2016.

Now marking two-years cancer-free, Weston decided to do something special for his birthday.

"I want to get Play-Doh and dinosaurs for the children of the hospital," he told his mom, Amy.

Over the past several weeks his family collected over 1,200 containers of Play-Doh, over 1,000 dinosaurs and hundreds of other toys for the children.


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Weekly commenter stats for week of 10-13-2019


Top 10 commenters:
1 [579 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera' [81.28 posts/day]
2 [463 comments] 'Christopher R Taylor'
3 [418 comments] 'Tom Servo'
4 [395 comments] 'Skip'
5 [362 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
6 [348 comments] 'Yudhishthira's Dice'
7 [346 comments] 't-bird'
8 [341 comments] 'Pig to man dreaming of lions'
9 [341 comments] 'Miklos, away with you'
10 [322 comments] 'JackStraw '

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [333 names] 'Miklos, away with you' [46.75 unique names/day]
2 [68 names] 'Duncanthrax'
3 [55 names] 'Axeman'
4 [42 names] 'Matt Plauer'
5 [31 names] 'mindful webworker - Columbus just got lucky'
6 [30 names] 'LeftCoast Dawg'
7 [30 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
8 [28 names] 'freaked'
9 [28 names] 'Galil'
10 [26 names] 'davidt'


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1 Good evening!

Posted by: ibguy at October 13, 2019 09:51 PM (EHVbt)

2 Evening Horde

Posted by: wing at October 13, 2019 09:52 PM (JFzNN)

3 Hunh - Just call me Sponge.

Good evening, Horde, and Thanks MiShum (however that's pronounced) for another stellar ONT.

The SW Ohio MoMe was a blast - it's always fun to meet The Morons IRL.

Thanks to Ben Had and Bluebell, we had some amazing swag to raffle off, raising almost $150 for the ACS Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (next Saturday)(and wehich becomes more ironic now):

https://tinyurl.com/yd65da8k

MIL Update: The good news is that she's scheduled for ankle surgery (both were broken in the accident, the maximum number available).

/sigh

So the Trauma NP comes in today and says "M, when you got here we noticed a wound on/in your chest that we initially thought was accident-related. But it's acting strangely for that, have you had it a while?"

MIL: Yes, about a year.

(Oy)

Trauma NP: Did you discuss this with your doc?

MIL: No, it just didn't seem very important.

(Me looking at mrs ibguy: what's the name of that river in Egypt?)

Trauma NP: Well, we got your records and you had a mammogram last year that came back fine, but we did an ultra-sound on this and there's a high suspicion that it's breast cancer.

MIL: Oh.

(Me to mrs ibguy: oh, *sh*t*).

So they're going to do a biopsy tomorrow to confirm, but we're not optimistic.

Also: T (boyfriend) appears to be sliding. Yesterday and today his family has waved us off when we stopped by (he's about 6 doors away in the ICU).

ALL prayers welcome for Marilyn and Tom.

Posted by: ibguy at October 13, 2019 09:54 PM (EHVbt)

4 4th

Posted by: RTW at October 13, 2019 09:54 PM (jJlJu)

5 That guy requesting an adventurous woman will probably get one.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 13, 2019 09:55 PM (w7KSn)

6 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 13, 2019 09:55 PM (7WaWV)

7 Top eleventy!!!!111!!!

Posted by: irright at October 13, 2019 09:55 PM (RVcmP)

8 That guy requesting an adventurous woman will probably get one.
Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 13, 2019 09:55 PM (w7KSn)


Probably wants to live in interesting times, too.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 13, 2019 09:57 PM (t+qrx)

9 ALL prayers welcome for Marilyn and Tom.

Posted by: ibguy at October 13, 2019 09:54 PM (EHVbt)

Of course.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2019 09:57 PM (ycWCI)

10 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2019 09:57 PM (ycWCI)

11 Blink an eye and poof there go your dreams of a first!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 09:59 PM (BiNEL)

12 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 09:59 PM (Y4EXg)

13 Yes, he's robbing them. Oh, well! Call the police, that's what you're supposed to do. You're not supposed to take matters into your own hands

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LOOKING FOR DEEPER POCKETS - a limerick

Her baby brother robbed a pizza shop
Though the clerk warned him to stop
Now she mourns for her honey
Cause she could've made more money
If only he'd been shot by a cop

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 10:00 PM (mvenn)

14 Going to be an early night.

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:00 PM (f7Tfe)

15 ONT! Thanks MH and evening Horde...

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at October 13, 2019 10:00 PM (+ldAm)

16 Is the Taki blog person an Asian? I hope so. That was as unnecessary a racist language rant I've read in a long time .

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 13, 2019 10:01 PM (2DOZq)

17 The homelessness issue is first and foremost a mental health issue, second it's a drug issue and it's universally a local city and state problem, and specifically a blue state/blue city problem.
You ever hear of homeless problems in Colstrip Montana?


And I've never quite understood why it was ever a federal problem, other than as an opportunity to slosh federal gravy through the blue state corruption sluices.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 13, 2019 10:01 PM (C4fv6)

18 Good news: Hunter Biden has stepped off that infamous Chinese board.

Bad news: Hunter took the board home and snorted cocaine off of it :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 10:01 PM (L2ZTs)

19 2019...Bob Dylan goes solar electric...!

Posted by: Tentotwo at October 13, 2019 10:02 PM (yhf6w)

20 Evening all.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2019 10:02 PM (axyOa)

21 I will never understand suits like the girls do GirlsDoPorn suit.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 13, 2019 10:02 PM (2DOZq)

22 Willowed from "Suicide is Painless" thread...

An Army veteran from Idaho, Jeremy Miller, is walking across America to raise awareness of suicide among military veterans. He started on the West Coast in May and is now in mid-Missouri headed toward St. Louis. His ultimate destination is Arlington National Cemetery. You can follow him at his Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/walkacrossamerica22/

If you check out his Facebook page you will see a lot of pictures and stories that may just restore your faith in America, and in humanity in general, at least a little....

Posted by: Secret Square at October 13, 2019 10:03 PM (9WuX0)

23 Levin doing an impeachment dissertation tonight. No guests

Posted by: Pete Seria at October 13, 2019 10:03 PM (7ZQe3)

24 ALL prayers welcome for Marilyn and Tom.

Posted by: ibguy at October 13, 2019 09:54 PM (EHVbt)

Prayers for both.

Thanks for the ONT Mis Hum.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 13, 2019 10:03 PM (f9A2A)

25 Just gotta say: Soledad OBrien can ESAD.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 10:04 PM (L2ZTs)

26 Lotta content MisHum. You need to tighten you truss.

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2019 10:04 PM (UUkQp)

27 Fall has finally arrived in NE GA. Thank you Lord!

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:04 PM (f7Tfe)

28

Lulz: the best we can get outta the Republican Cucks for Biden's crimes is a weak harrumph.

But they're spittin' mad at President Trump for breaking ties with the Kurd terrorists.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 10:04 PM (DJWMD)

29 26 Lotta content MisHum. You need to tighten you truss.
Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2019 10:04 PM (UUkQp)

I could cut back 10 - 12 links I guess

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

30 prayers for your family, ibguy.

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:05 PM (f7Tfe)

31 Boy I feel old. I actually remember watching Donnie and Marie.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 13, 2019 10:05 PM (dUJdY)

32 "Professor" Holly Barker. That's rich.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 10:05 PM (ZYB2s)

33 27 Fall has finally arrived in NE GA. Thank you Lord!
Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:04 PM (f7Tfe)

We've had fall and winter all weekend. Alternating about every 30 minutes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

34 MisHum @ 29- Just kidding. Good yob, mon.

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2019 10:06 PM (UUkQp)

35 I could cut back 10 - 12 links I guess
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

Won't we run out of things to discuss?

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:06 PM (f7Tfe)

36 {{{Ibguy}}}


Lil Bro--

Your family is going through a hard time right now. Prayers for all of you and of course for Marilyn and Tom...

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

37 Should there be compulsory school attendance?
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But, but...without it, children might not be inculcated with Math Ethnic Studies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:06 PM (hnyqs)

38

Is TJ Watt the brother of JJ Watt?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 10:06 PM (DJWMD)

39

That rock looks like a monster with the birds as its eyes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2019 10:06 PM (aKsyK)

40
I subscribe to anti-social media. We don't talk to each other and never say anything.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2019 10:06 PM (7rVsF)

41 We've had fall and winter all weekend. Alternating about every 30 minutes.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

How many inches of Global Warming?

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:07 PM (f7Tfe)

42 Is TJ Watt the brother of JJ Watt?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 10:06 PM (DJWMD)

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Yes.

Posted by: SMH at October 13, 2019 10:07 PM (RU4sa)

43 Porsche announced that the Macan will go all electric in 2023. Govts won't have to do much to ban things the left hates. MuhPrivateCompanies will be well ahead of the game.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 13, 2019 10:07 PM (FiUMj)

44 38: yes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 13, 2019 10:07 PM (KP5rU)

45 SMH!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 13, 2019 10:08 PM (KP5rU)

46 We've had fall and winter all weekend. Alternating about every 30 minutes.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

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This week according to my weather station, lowest temp was 21.8, highest temp was 63.9.

That's some supercharged climate change right there!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 13, 2019 10:08 PM (FiUMj)

47 chavez!

Posted by: SMH at October 13, 2019 10:08 PM (RU4sa)

48 It rained on the Gay Pride Parade.

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:09 PM (f7Tfe)

49 Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 13, 2019 10:07 PM (FiUMj)

Ve haff vays!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 10:09 PM (BiNEL)

50 I went to turn on the furnace for a bit this morning, just to take the chill out of the air, and the thermostat is broken.

No problem--I went and turned on the boiler that feeds the family room.

That's not working either. I hope it's just the pilot light.

The gas logs in the fireplace haven't been installed yet (Wednesday).

Help!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:10 PM (TdMsT)

51 Prayers of course Ibguy!

Also for an anonymous Moron that recently discovered his wife's cancer has returned.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 10:10 PM (Y4EXg)

52 Beautiful fall day here. Went to the pumpkin patch and picked out a few nice pumpkins. Came home and threw away all my dead summer plants. Cleaned out the back garden, watched the Chiefs lose, went to the bar and had a nice Bloody Mary, watched Dirty Dacncing for the umpteenth time. Life is good. Can't wait for Friday!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 13, 2019 10:10 PM (dUJdY)

53 Dems could ban air travel tomorrow and I'd bet 85% of union members who work for Boeing would still vote straight "D" next election.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 13, 2019 10:10 PM (FiUMj)

54
Who would've thought the Bengals could get worse without Marv Lewis?

Every team in the nfl is a fraud. Except of course, one team.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 10:10 PM (DJWMD)

55 hola chamucos y chamucas.

Posted by: chimichango at October 13, 2019 10:11 PM (B+t5k)

56 A fine of $500 dollars will be assessed for the first violation and will increase to $2,000 for subsequent infractions. The law stipulates that a local agency may conduct inspections to ensure compliance.
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Pretty sweet gig. Inspecting for tiny shampoo bottles. Good pay, fat pension. WTH, taxpayers have plenty of money.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:11 PM (hnyqs)

57 48: when you have one every fucking day, it's bound to happen. what is it with these deranged fucks and their idiotic, pointless parades of deviance?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 13, 2019 10:11 PM (KP5rU)

58 Blink an eye and poof there go your dreams of a first!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 09:59 PM


Do you want to be First on a thread, or first in our hearts?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 10:11 PM (DMUuz)

59 Evenin' fappers.

Hogmartin and I saw the 40th anniversary showing of "Alien" today. The picture and sound were much cleaner than I remembered, and I'm pretty sure they used a remastered version:

https://tinyurl.com/yyzftmln

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Living the Good Life in the Off-World Colonies at October 13, 2019 10:11 PM (vhcul)

60 We've had fall and winter all weekend. Alternating about every 30 minutes.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)


If you would only stop using plastic straws we wouldn't have this problem.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:12 PM (TdMsT)

61 Professor Holly Barker's tirade against the yellow cartoon character was published by an academic journal called The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs.

What do you expect from someone whose parents named her after a plant?

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 13, 2019 10:12 PM (+lVUW)

62 Astros making a game of this

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 13, 2019 10:12 PM (vttSw)

63 Ibguy and Tonypete
Prayers are up per your requests.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 10:12 PM (BiNEL)

64 Don't worry people. We're searching this little guy's social media history now.

We'll keep you posted.

Posted by: The deMoines Register at October 13, 2019 10:13 PM (vqIkG)

65 Do you want to be First on a thread, or first in our hearts?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 10:11 PM (DMUuz)


Decisions, decisions...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 10:13 PM (BiNEL)

66 That rock looks like a monster with the birds as its eyes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot,

******

I had the exact same thought. Conehead with steam coming out of his mouth.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 10:14 PM (mvenn)

67 I wonder how much graft is involved with the US involvement with the Kurds.

Posted by: davidt at October 13, 2019 10:14 PM (L2A48)

68 " It rained on the Gay Pride Parade"

The Weathergirls were there?

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 13, 2019 10:14 PM (vttSw)

69 Go ahead, and fix yourself a nice hot cup or bowl of Thorvald's Cream of Lutefisk soup, relax, and enjoy The ONT.

Thorvald's Cream of Lutefisk Soup. It's not just for breakfast anymore.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 10:14 PM (DMUuz)

70 Willowed from the prior thread:

Wall of text alert!

Searching through old texts got me to wanting to dig this one up. A good, collaborative effort from the horde. This is Buzzion's collection of the various posts from the mid morning thread the next day:

210 From the Don Lemon thread last night I compiled the posts of several morons and put it into one and put it on the ONT. But in case anyone missed it I present to you MORONS ON PARADE!

Now passing the reviewing stand, I don't know these people. Anyone in the booth? The program says "Ace of Spades HQ Blog Kazoo and Harmonica Marching Mand", but they don't seem to be marching, and it isn't much of a formation. Can't tell what they are playing but you have to admire their enthusiasm, especially the kazoo section. They are playing their hearts out.

Are they really in the parade? or have they infiltrated the event? Anyone know.

Wait, here comes security now. It looks like the band is forming up into a symbol.. wait... ok, no, we can't show you that on camera. Security is trying to get control off... there is fire! There is fire coming from the bagpipe sections, look out.... oh the humanity people are on fire!

What? Fire eaters? Spitting flaming vodka? Seriously? The flames have driven security back. Now the have unfurled a pirate flag. Who are these people?

Wait, they are getting out crossbows and longbows, and are starting to skuffle amongst themselves.

I heard one of them yell "Shit just got real."

Wait, I just heard another one yell:

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THINGS WERE ALREADY GETTING OUT OF HAND!


"Some of them seem to have donned Confederate uniforms, while others are wearing Union blue."


One of them just shouted 'Messenger Bags are gayer than Crocs' for some reason.


Another just yelled in response:

"I saw Messenger Bags open for the Green Crocs at the Pink Flamingo in 1986!"

'All the while there's a lone, naked, fat man sitting on a White Ottoman to the very left of the stage.

Is his inclusion symbolic?

Your guess is as good as mine, Bill.'

Wait, standing next to the man on the ottoman is another man... is he dressed as a dildo?! Orange, with jagged brown stripes across the front? What the f*ck is that!?!

I got nothing, Bill.

"Wait now someone is walking around passing out pudding cups. And they're all opening them, but I don't see any spoons. What are they...

Oh, God no. Cut to commercial! Cut to commercial!"

Now... they are setting fire to a skull (what did they cover it with?) and another is dressed like a robot and he is humping the air!

It's a complete madhouse down here. We need to get the national guard down here!
Posted by: buzzion at December 29, 2016 11:00 AM (cAnNx)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2019 10:14 PM (ycWCI)

71 Don't worry people. We're searching this little guy's social media history now.

We'll keep you posted.

Posted by: The deMoines Register at October 13, 2019 10:13 PM (vqIkG)


I'll bet that little brat didn't share a toy when he was three!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 10:14 PM (BiNEL)

72 I went to turn on the furnace for a bit this morning, just to take the chill out of the air, and the thermostat is broken.

No problem--I went and turned on the boiler that feeds the family room.

That's not working either. I hope it's just the pilot light.

The gas logs in the fireplace haven't been installed yet (Wednesday).

Help!!!
Posted by: Ladyl
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Low 40's predicted tomorrow night. Indoor temp now 72 deg and falling. Yup. Gotta go down and fire up the boiler tomorrow. Dammit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:15 PM (hnyqs)

73 Taki is Greek.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 13, 2019 10:15 PM (vttSw)

74 holy guacamoly

Posted by: chimichango at October 13, 2019 10:15 PM (B+t5k)

75 And that picture at the top is scary. I'm gonna have bad dreams.

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2019 10:15 PM (UUkQp)

76 Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:06 PM (f7Tfe)

Just ask face book or some other half ass website for content

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

77 Good baseball game going on. 2-2 bottom of 5th

Posted by: Pete Seria at October 13, 2019 10:15 PM (7ZQe3)

78 Geez, the parade thread is now almost three years old. Where the hell does the time go?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2019 10:15 PM (ycWCI)

79 So apparently the so-called "whistle blower" will not testify in either a closed session or in writing.


So what you essentially have is the democrats organizing a partisan *putsch to remove a President based on literally nothing and install a *junta

This crap has got to stop.

*Putsch and Junta construction courtesy of Fox2.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 13, 2019 10:16 PM (C4fv6)

80 "I think a lot of Americans see the $50,000 a month Hunter Biden was making and it doesn't pass the smell test. I think most people do think there is corruption involved with Hunter Biden. I hope we do get to the bottom of that." Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)


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Soon.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at October 13, 2019 10:16 PM (ZYB2s)

81 Cool Donnie Osmond fact:

He's afflicted with 'situs inversus' -- all of his internal organs and such are in a mirror___ position in his body -- heart on the right, liver on the left, etc...

His condition, which hasn't caused him any problems, was discovered incidentally during a bout with appendicitis...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 13, 2019 10:16 PM (7WaWV)

82 Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2019 10:14 PM (ycWCI)

Thanks you for that.
I am so tempted to say "Some things never change!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

83 But they went along with it after the company assured them that their videos would only be sold on DVD to customers outside the United States and would not be posted online.

OMG, they're even stupider than the Professor Holly from Washington.
"The naked pictures of you won't show up online, honest."

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 13, 2019 10:16 PM (+lVUW)

84 ibguy, prayers up for your mother in law and Tom. I hope your mom heals from all that is going on.

Posted by: Moki at October 13, 2019 10:17 PM (mFoNl)

85 Back of my house has nice southern exposure, so even on cold days, if it's sunny, the heater barely is used. Ahh but it must be hell in summer!! You'd think, but thanks to some well places deciduous trees, it's not too bad. You can make nature work for you nicely with a bit of planning.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 13, 2019 10:17 PM (FiUMj)

86 And I oop!

mirror-i m a g e!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 13, 2019 10:17 PM (7WaWV)

87 OMG, they're even stupider than the Professor Holly from Washington.
"The naked pictures of you won't show up online, honest."
Posted by: nerdygirl at October 13, 2019 10:16 PM (+lVUW)

Swearsies!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2019 10:17 PM (ycWCI)

88 Hogmartin and I saw the 40th anniversary showing of "Alien" today.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Living the Good Life in the Off-World Colonies at October 13, 2019 10:11 PM


Good training film for him when that boar comes at him, squinty eyes a'gleaming and tusks a'gnashing.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 10:18 PM (DMUuz)

89 77 Good baseball game going on. 2-2 bottom of 5th
Posted by: Pete Seria at October 13, 2019 10:15 PM (7ZQe3)

___

Who's winning

Posted by: Principal from Ferris Bueller at October 13, 2019 10:18 PM (FiUMj)

90 "This is why the NBA, in the person of its severely alien-looking head honcho Adam Silver--who looks like Jiminy Cricket had sex with an AIDS-infected bagel, and they had a baby..."

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lmao

Posted by: SMH at October 13, 2019 10:18 PM (RU4sa)

91
So apparently the so-called "whistle blower" will not testify in either a closed session or in writing.

Does this person even exist? How do we know? "Trust us!" say the Democrats.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2019 10:18 PM (7rVsF)

92 Zetai Rhosia @ 81- Yeah, but has Donnie grown a goatee yet?

Posted by: Eromero at October 13, 2019 10:18 PM (UUkQp)

93 Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at October 13, 2019 10:16 PM (ZYB2s)

Wait until

a) they find out how much swag he really took home and

2) they find out how much the Clinton Crime Syndicate has banked over the years!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 10:19 PM (BiNEL)

94 This is why the NBA, in the person of its severely alien-looking head honcho Adam Silver--who looks like Jiminy Cricket had sex with an AIDS-infected bagel, and they had a baby..."

___

Accusation of anti-Semitism in 5...4...3...

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 13, 2019 10:19 PM (FiUMj)

95 Sometimes a guy just wants to blow his whistle and be done with it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 10:19 PM (ZYB2s)

96 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 10:19 PM (BiNEL)


Wait?


I'll be dead & forgotten by then

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:20 PM (aA3+G)

97 Good training film for him when that boar comes at him, squinty eyes a'gleaming and tusks a'gnashing.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 10:18 PM (DMUuz)
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Will you be using motion trackers and flamethrowers?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Living the Good Life in the Off-World Colonies at October 13, 2019 10:20 PM (vhcul)

98 So, the good news is that the Antifa person killed by an SUV near Portland's Antifa bar on Friday is not going to be the next Charlottesville - right-wingers had nothing to do with it.

The actual truth is a lot stranger, and has a lot for the cops to unravel.

The apparent chronology is:

1) Antifa-dude and his two friends leave the Antifa bar at closing (midnight), and walk a couple of minutes away from the bar.
2) Antifa-dude gets hit and seriously injured by an SUV.
3) The dude's two Antifa friends pull out handguns, and start blasting away at the SUV.
4) The SUV crashes into the adjacent building (Oregon Democratic Party headquarters, ironically). The driver flees.
5) The two friends toss Antifa-dude into the back of a car, and drive to a hospital. The cops briefly detain the two friends, and then release them. The guy dies soon after getting to the hospital.

Despite having the SUV, the cops haven't been able to find the driver, who is probably on his way to California or Mexico by now.

It is still unknown whether there was any interaction between the Antifa people and the SUV driver prior to the incident, and whether the Antifa people opened fire prior to or after the SUV hit the guy. I'm sure they had valid Oregon Concealed Handgun Licenses. /s

The two "friends" possibly contributed to the guy's death - probably out of a desire to avoid contact with the authorities, they didn't call for an ambulance, but used their car to get to the hospital. Moving severe trauma cases when you don't know what you are doing is a major no-no.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 13, 2019 10:21 PM (I2/tG)

99 Had my hipster 30-something pothead 30 something nephew and his live-in girlfriend, a 20 something artist with a nose ring, over for dinner - and had a great time. I found out that my pothead nephew and his girlfriend absolutely hate PC, make fun of SJWs, and didn't throw up when I said I voted for Trump. I explained why, and they nodded instead of calling me a Nazi. My nephew told me he definitely wants to read more about Douglas Murray and Jordan Peterson.

I found them much more open to political debate than my boomer yellow Dog Dem brothers. It gives me hope for the future.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 10:21 PM (d6Ksn)

100 Just ask face book or some other half ass website for content
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:15 PM (aA3+G)


How was your week-end?

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:22 PM (f7Tfe)

101 No sympathy for genius award winner or his family.

All I can say without getting banned.

Posted by: JQ at October 13, 2019 10:22 PM (gP/Z3)

102 @91
I think the Whistle Blower exists in the same way that Russians fed information to Christopher Steel.

The Steele Dossier was typed up by Sidney Blumenthal's using the same IBM Selectric typewriter that the TANG documents were typed up on.

And more than likely the Whistleblower complaint was concocted by the same group of people using elements of the CIA and Deep State.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 13, 2019 10:22 PM (C4fv6)

103 You can make nature work for you nicely with a bit of planning.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker
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No trees, so I planted Virginia creeper at the base of the wall. https://tinyurl.com/y6e5hu4p

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:23 PM (hnyqs)

104 I'll be dead & forgotten by then

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:20 PM (aA3+G)


The judges rate this
[ ] False
[ ] True
[x] An ontological and irrefutable certitude

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 10:24 PM (BiNEL)

105 So Victoria's Secret has hired their first size 14 model, Ali Tate Carter.

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All ahead full.

Posted by: The Titanic at October 13, 2019 10:24 PM (ZYB2s)

106 Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:22 PM (f7Tfe)

Too shity & white. How was yours?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:24 PM (aA3+G)

107
Low 40's predicted tomorrow night. Indoor temp now 72 deg and falling. Yup. Gotta go down and fire up the boiler tomorrow. Dammit.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:15 PM (hnyqs)


I'm going to call an electrician and a a boiler guy tomorrow. Ugh.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:24 PM (TdMsT)

108 3) The dude's two Antifa friends pull out handguns, and start blasting away at the SUV.

4) The SUV crashes into the adjacent building (Oregon Democratic Party headquarters, ironically). The driver flees.


***

Purely coincidental the 'antifa bar' is by the Oregon Dem Party headquarters??

Posted by: davidt at October 13, 2019 10:24 PM (L2A48)

109
3) The dude's two Antifa friends pull out handguns, and start blasting away at the SUV.


Well, imagine that. These fascists are ARMED.
The Civil War is under weigh. Are You ready?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (DJWMD)

110 A friend of mine plays bass for Donny Osmond on his occasional tours. Says Donny is the nicest guy you'll ever meet.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (flINI)

111 ALL prayers welcome for Marilyn and Tom.

Posted by: ibguy at October 13, 2019 09:54 PM (EHVbt)

Prayers for both families and thier loved ones.

Posted by: tbodie at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (ZuWqx)

112
I found them much more open to political debate than my boomer yellow Dog Dem brothers. It gives me hope for the future.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 10:21 PM (d6Ksn)


This, dahlin, made my night.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (TdMsT)

113
107
Low 40's predicted tomorrow night. Indoor temp now 72 deg and falling. Yup. Gotta go down and fire up the boiler tomorrow. Dammit.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:15 PM (hnyqs)


I'm going to call an electrician and a a boiler guy tomorrow. Ugh.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:24 PM (TdMsT)


In college a house I was staying at had the furnace not working. Turned out the igniter was bad and it was a simple replacement and then it worked fine.

Posted by: buzzion at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (Z7lwY)

114 When they were asked to shoot porn instead, they initially resisted. But they went along with it after the company assured them that their videos would only be sold on DVD to customers outside the United States and would not be posted online.

OK, so they're not sluts. Just don't want Americans to know that they're sluts. Totally different.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (Rox1Z)

115 35 I could cut back 10 - 12 links I guess
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

Won't we run out of things to discuss?
Posted by: ALH at October 13,

Based on Buzzion's Parade, we morons talk about the same ten or 12 things every thread, or at least devolve to those same ten or twelve things. So we're good.

Posted by: Moki at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (mFoNl)

116 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:24 PM (aA3+G)

Got to sleep in on Saturday, which is a luxury I always appreciate.

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:27 PM (f7Tfe)

117 Good training film for him when that boar comes at him, squinty eyes a'gleaming and tusks a'gnashing.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 10:18 PM (DMUuz)
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Will you be using motion trackers and flamethrowers?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Living the Good Life in the Off-World Colonies at October 13, 2019 10:20 PM (vhcul)


I will go back for the cat.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 13, 2019 10:27 PM (t+qrx)

118
In college a house I was staying at had the furnace not working. Turned out the igniter was bad and it was a simple replacement and then it worked fine.
Posted by: buzzion at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (Z7lwY)


I think the furnace is okay. But the thermostat is dead.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

119 ...,Now... they are setting fire to a skull (what did they cover it with?) and another is dressed like a robot and he is humping the air!

It's a complete madhouse down here. We need to get the national guard down here!
Posted by: buzzion at December 29, 2016 11:00 AM (cAnNx)

This is why we keep the dead guy around.

Posted by: tbodie at October 13, 2019 10:27 PM (ZuWqx)

120 NBA Coach Steve Kerr.

*censored*

*censored*


Fun Facts: Steve's father, Malcom, was a professor in Beriut, Lebanon, where Steve was born in '65. When Steve was 18 and in college at ASU, his father, a professor teaching at American University in Beruit, and later became it's president, was murdered by Islamic Jihad. He said the incident was very traumatic.

Steve's grandfather Stanley was a former Baptist minister who relocated in Lebanon after serving to run a charity after WWI, to relocate people from the Armenian massacre. The Armenian massacre killed over 1.5 million people, mostly starved, shot or stabbed.

One would think that having been exposed to such lawlessness and slaughter of innocent people, Steve would have enough personal history and knowledge not to stand up for the Communist Chinese. Since 1949, the Chi-Comms have slaughtered around 70 million people, many just like Steve's dad who was shot in the back of the head by government killers.

One would be wrong.

*censored*

*censored*


I publicly thanked Howard Schultz last week for selling the Sonics and ridding Seattle of the NBA. The $7 billlion NBA is a tool of $40 billion NIKE. The NBA is a sales tool for NIKE, which answer to, and cover for, the Chi-Comms. Steve also openly attacked and slandered our current President, while in said Commieland.

*censored*

*censored*




Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2019 10:27 PM (sy5kK)

121 Situs inversus - there's a code for that.


ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.3
Situs inversus
Complete situs inversus with dextrocardia; Kartagener syndrome


Fun Facts:

Not all people with situs inversus have Kartagener syndrome, but those who do often have chronic lung problems and (if male) infertility due to swimmers not having any propulsion. Both the lung disease and the infertility are due to immotile cilia. Cilia are the little hairlike structures that line your airways and "sweep" mucus and debris up and out of the lungs. These same hairlike structures give sperm the wiggling tail that propels them in search of an egg to fertilize.

That is all.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 10:28 PM (mvenn)

122 Maggie's farm, with Ronno on one of the most famous Les Pauls ever.

Posted by: Tom M at October 13, 2019 10:28 PM (Va07A)

123 Based on Buzzion's Parade, we morons talk about the same ten or 12 things every thread, or at least devolve to those same ten or twelve things. So we're good.

Posted by: Moki at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (mFoNl)


Serious you guys, have you ever had a sense of deja vu when reading the comments?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 10:28 PM (BiNEL)

124 Purely coincidental the 'antifa bar' is by the Oregon Dem Party headquarters??
Posted by: davidt at October 13, 2019 10:24 PM (L2A4

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Weirder still is that Flatman's true name is Horst.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 10:28 PM (ZYB2s)

125

Which is more likely, next week?

a) another fake Whistleblower comes out
b) Rudy Guilliani's office and home gets raided
c) Horowitz's report will be another whitewash
d) All of the above

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 10:28 PM (DJWMD)

126 "Purely coincidental the 'antifa bar' is by the Oregon Dem Party headquarters??
Posted by: davidt "

*chin stroking emoji *

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 13, 2019 10:28 PM (vttSw)

127 Professor Holly Baker knows nothing of Bikini Bottoms. Probably takes a XXXXX plump.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 13, 2019 10:28 PM (+y/Ru)

128

Another view of the rock in the top pic:

https://tinyurl.com/y26jjhy5

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM (aKsyK)

129 119 ...,Now... they are setting fire to a skull (what did they cover it with?) and another is dressed like a robot and he is humping the air!

It's a complete madhouse down here. We need to get the national guard down here!
Posted by: buzzion at December 29, 2016 11:00 AM (cAnNx)

This is why we keep the dead guy around.

Posted by: tbodie at October 13, 2019 10:27 PM (ZuWqx)



I didn't write it. I might have contributed a line or 2 to it, but I just compiled it all into a cohesive story.

Posted by: buzzion at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM (Z7lwY)

130 Based on Buzzion's Parade, we morons talk about the same ten or 12 things every thread, or at least devolve to those same ten or twelve things. So we're good.
Posted by: Moki at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (mFoNl)

Don't forget the memes. If you have nothing to say, you can always quote an old movie.

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM (f7Tfe)

131 we morons talk about the same ten or 12 things every thread,

Posted by: Boobs! at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM (I2/tG)

132 I think the furnace is okay. But the thermostat is dead.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:27 PM



Have you considered hot-wiring it, like with a paperclip or some such?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM (7WaWV)

133 Marie Osmond seemed to young to sing that song.

On happy homefront news, the wife has a pontoon with more comfortable seats (and a bar), and the old pontoon is sold.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM (f9A2A)

134 Will you be using motion trackers and flamethrowers?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Living the Good Life in the Off-World Colonies at October 13, 2019 10:20 PM


Nope. This will be between hogmartin and the hog. On the surface, it might seem a mite unfair, the hog outweighing him by 2, 3, or even more times, armored with gristle, covered in bristles, and smelling ... rank.

But I, for one, have faith. He's faced similar odds before, in the dives of Groton, and emerged, if not victorious, at least alive, and there is some probability he will do so again.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM (DMUuz)

135 Soothsayer,

e) all of the above, plus Cory Booker turns out to actually be RuPaul without makeup

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM (L2ZTs)

136 Steve Kerr should have been named Juan at his baptism

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at October 13, 2019 10:30 PM (vttSw)

137

Have you considered hot-wiring it, like with a paperclip or some such?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM (7WaWV)


Of course! It's the first thing I tried!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:31 PM (TdMsT)

138 This is why the NBA, in the person of its severely alien-looking head honcho Adam Silver--who looks like Jiminy Cricket had sex with an AIDS-infected bagel

That's no way to talk about massa.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:31 PM (Rox1Z)

139 Greetings from Socorro, New Mexico. Heading back to the Old Dominion with a small truck load of furniture that was owned by Senator Grayson of Virginia (1740-1790).

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 13, 2019 10:31 PM (b1KZI)

140 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/yxebc5z9

https://tinyurl.com/y55uzdzc

https://tinyurl.com/y5489pzw

https://tinyurl.com/y2rymymq

https://tinyurl.com/y67ozeo8

Posted by: kbdabear at October 13, 2019 10:31 PM (qAR6u)

141 Nope. This will be between hogmartin and the hog. On the surface, it might seem a mite unfair, the hog outweighing him by 2, 3, or even more times, armored with gristle, covered in bristles, and smelling ... rank.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM (DMUuz)


So you've been to the Golden Gate on Rt. 12, then.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 13, 2019 10:31 PM (t+qrx)

142 Based on Buzzion's Parade, we morons talk about the same ten or 12 things every thread, or at least devolve to those same ten or twelve things. So we're good.

Posted by: Moki at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (mFoNl)

********

The deuce you say....

Posted by: Surprise Anal at October 13, 2019 10:31 PM (flINI)

143 test

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at October 13, 2019 10:31 PM (h1jJh)

144 Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM (f9A2A)


A happy wife is a happy wife

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:32 PM (aA3+G)

145 Is the photo on top the Hogwarts sorting hat in the drink?

Posted by: Quilp at October 13, 2019 10:32 PM (Bf3hj)

146 If it doesn't rain again tomorrow we're grilling hot dogs for supper.

Plan B is leftover ham with something.

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:32 PM (f7Tfe)

147 I think the furnace is okay. But the thermostat is dead.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

Replacing the thermostat is easy, my wife has done it. Wait, that doesn't sound right. It's an easy replacement.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 13, 2019 10:32 PM (f9A2A)

148 So Victoria's Secret has hired their first size 14 model, Ali Tate Carter.

[looks at pictures]

I'd do her in daylight.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 13, 2019 10:32 PM (7s3Gx)

149 This, dahlin, made my night.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (TdMsT)

Yep. You'd see them on the street - my nephew with long hair and skinny jeans and his girlfriend with the nosering - and think "Commies." And they're not -at all. They're not conservatives, but they want very much to do what's right and, most importantly, to hear all sides. And they know the Left won't let them do that. So I steered them to people I think are wise and will impart some wisdom and they were happy for the suggestions. I think - hope - that many more younger people are like them. They've seen the nastiest of SJWs and their common sense rejects them - but they don't know where to go from there.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 10:33 PM (d6Ksn)

150 I think the furnace is okay. But the thermostat is dead.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:27 PM


Pilot light lit? Batteries in thermostat (if it uses them) OK? Voltage to thermostat if hard-wired in?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:33 PM (Rox1Z)

151 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y2xhalpq

https://tinyurl.com/y3b3tz23

https://tinyurl.com/y4rhb37w

https://tinyurl.com/y49o7q3s

https://tinyurl.com/yylezay4

Posted by: kbdabear at October 13, 2019 10:33 PM (qAR6u)

152
Bye bye, belly fat!

Posted by: Marie Osmond, certified GILF at October 13, 2019 10:33 PM (f1Vqw)

153 That is all.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 10:28 PM



When I worked in the morgue, we had a case with 'transposition of the great vessels'... The pathologist showed me everything, but it all looked good to me!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 13, 2019 10:34 PM (7WaWV)

154 I dodged the wall of shame! Whew!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 10:34 PM (NWiLs)

155 142 ewwwwwww, go away!

Posted by: Moki at October 13, 2019 10:34 PM (mFoNl)

156 talking about the nba here is like yacht rock. should be flushed twice. the nba is a fucking commie waste of brain cells. jock sniffing bullshit. who cares.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 13, 2019 10:35 PM (KP5rU)

157 Last night, people were talking about Lynda Carter. Her appearance on an episode of Battle Of The Network Stars was mentioned.

Pic of that appearance that I think you'll all enjoy...

https://tinyurl.com/y2byrc2e

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 10:35 PM (L2ZTs)

158 Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 10:33 PM (d6Ksn)

Send them to AoSHQ

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:35 PM (aA3+G)

159
Steve Kerr should have been named Juan at his baptism
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo


Since he loves the Chinese so much, why not change his first name to Wang?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2019 10:35 PM (aKsyK)

160 I will never understand suits like the girls do GirlsDoPorn suit.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 13, 2019 10:02 PM (2DOZq)

Porn guys need to use the Otter defense: "You fucked up. You trusted us."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 13, 2019 10:35 PM (khqxN)

161 Fun Facts: Steve's father, Malcom, was a professor in Beriut, Lebanon, where Steve was born in '65. When Steve was 18 and in college at ASU


What?!?!? AS-Who? Holy Mother of Jesus, Steeeeeeeeeve Kerrrrrrrrrrr went to and played basketball at the University of Arizona, not Tempe Normal School!!!!!!

Posted by: Gref at October 13, 2019 10:36 PM (AMIL/)

162 Fall has finally arrived in NE GA. Thank you Lord!
Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:04 PM (f7Tfe)

....

We finally got it in East TN, too.

I bartended a corporate tailgate party at the UT football game and all the attendees were wrapping themselves up in shawls and blankets.

It was 58 degrees, I kinda felt like they were all a little melodramatic.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 10:36 PM (LQMoO)

163 Serious you guys, have you ever had a sense of deja vu when reading the comments?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at October 13, 2019 10:36 PM (ZuWqx)

164 Good training film for him when that boar comes at him, squinty eyes a'gleaming and tusks a'gnashing.
Posted by: Duncanthrax
-----------

Hunting those piglets down in Texas is different than in the swamps that run from Louisiana to Florida, and from Georgia up to North Carolina. The flora density of the swamps tends to be different.

I recollect a scene from 'Home From the Hill'... stand by.... ah... https://tinyurl.com/y5rmwbt7 F/F to 1:25

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:36 PM (hnyqs)

165 Of course! It's the first thing I tried!
Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:31 PM (TdMsT)


WHERE did you try shorting the system with a paper clip?

Start at the furnace. Does that fire it up? If so, the furnace is OK. If that works, short the system at the thermostat. Does that work? If so, the thermostat is the problem. If not, the wiring to the thermostat is the problem.

Attack this problem systematically, and you'll soon have the answer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:37 PM (Rox1Z)

166 Well, imagine that. These fascists are ARMED.

Before all this came out, the Antifa owner of the Antifa bar announced he hadn't seen Antifa-guy in the bar on Friday (he was a regular, of course), but that he had left the bar at 11, an hour before closing.

At the time, I thought: "My, it sure sounds as if the owner is trying to establish an alibi."

I wonder what else was going on that evening.

I bet having homicide deceives wandering around asking a lot of questions is not a happy time for Antifa-types.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 13, 2019 10:37 PM (I2/tG)

167 Serious you guys, have you ever had a sense of deja vu when reading the comments?
Posted by: Amy Schumer
---------
OM has informed us (from a tip?) 'Deja Lu'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:38 PM (hnyqs)

168
Attack this problem systematically, and you'll soon have the answer.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:37 PM (Rox1Z)


I can't start the furnace. The thermostat is dead.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:39 PM (TdMsT)

169 When I worked in the morgue, we had a case with 'transposition of the great vessels'... The pathologist showed me everything, but it all looked good to me!

*******

If the individual was born after about the early 1980's or so they quite likely would have had an arterial switch operation in the first few days after being born and had a reasonable chance to live a fairly normal life.

Prior to that the only surgeries for TGA were palliative, allowing survival, but with impaired ventricular function over time.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 10:39 PM (mvenn)

170 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:36 PM (hnyqs)

Swamp hunting requires a stick or 2 of TNT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:39 PM (aA3+G)

171 Who's winning

---

Not the Yankees

Posted by: Pete Seria at October 13, 2019 10:39 PM (7ZQe3)

172 If you can't trust a bunch of guys who lure you in with promises of a clothed photo shoot then impose on you to do pron, then who can you trust?

Posted by: Insomniac at October 13, 2019 10:39 PM (NWiLs)

173 Hunting those piglets down in Texas is different than in the swamps that run from Louisiana to Florida, and from Georgia up to North Carolina.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:36 PM (hnyqs)


So not like going down to the pond and chasing bluegills and tommycod. Got it.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 13, 2019 10:39 PM (t+qrx)

174 Steelers look pretty decent tonight. They can still snatch defeat from the jaws of victory but at least for the moment, they look ok.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2019 10:40 PM (E6z48)

175 I can't start the furnace. The thermostat is dead.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:39 PM (TdMsT)

---------

Is your refrigerator running?

Posted by: Heywood Jablome at October 13, 2019 10:41 PM (ZYB2s)

176 ber 13, 2019 10:27 PM

Pilot light lit? Batteries in thermostat (if it uses them) OK? Voltage to thermostat if hard-wired in?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:33 PM (Rox1Z)


Batteries in thermostat are brand new. I can't adjust the settings at all. For some reason the heat setting is at 50 degrees.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

177 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 10:36 PM (LQMoO)


If we're lucky we will get at least a week of Fall before Winter sets in.

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:41 PM (f7Tfe)

178 So you've been to the Golden Gate on Rt. 12, then.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 13, 2019 10:31 PM


It appears that 'nautical-themed' property may be for sale, although the listing says it "needs updating", in case you're looking for an investment opportunity.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 10:41 PM (DMUuz)

179 ladyl, your thermostat have a battery? mine does. maybe a stupid question.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 13, 2019 10:42 PM (KP5rU)

180 Oh apparently the transgender that Dave Chappelle made some jokes about in his last special (and the tranny found them funny and appeared to get along well with Chappelle) has gone and committed suicide.


And guess who the media and the twitter brigade want to blame?

Posted by: buzzion at October 13, 2019 10:42 PM (Z7lwY)

181 If you can't trust a bunch of guys who lure you in with promises of a clothed photo shoot then impose on you to do pron, then who can you trust?

How was I to know that if I did porn, it would end up on the Internet?

Posted by: Very Stupid Women! at October 13, 2019 10:42 PM (I2/tG)

182 If we're lucky we will get at least a week of Fall before Winter sets in.

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:41 PM

....

Ha! Right!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 10:42 PM (LQMoO)

183
Yep. You'd see them on the street - my nephew with long hair and skinny jeans and his girlfriend with the nosering - and think "Commies." And they're not -at all. They're not conservatives, but they want very much to do what's right and, most importantly, to hear all sides. And they know the Left won't let them do that. So I steered them to people I think are wise and will impart some wisdom and they were happy for the suggestions. I think - hope - that many more younger people are like them. They've seen the nastiest of SJWs and their common sense rejects them - but they don't know where to go from there.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 10:33 PM (d6Ksn)


I'm so glad you are mentoring them.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

184
I can't start the furnace. The thermostat is dead.

Have you tried to manually push in the Contactor?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 10:42 PM (DJWMD)

185 #nevertrustalibertarian

Posted by: Quilp at October 13, 2019 10:43 PM (Bf3hj)

186 Adam Silver looks like an albino Gray alien

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 13, 2019 10:43 PM (G546f)

187 DO NOT hot wire anything with a paper clip.
Ever.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 13, 2019 10:43 PM (w7KSn)

188 Prior to that the only surgeries for TGA were palliative, allowing survival, but with impaired ventricular function over time.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 10:39 PM



Yeah... It was an infant that didn't survive 24 hours... I think they tried something to keep the ductus arteriosus open, or something, to no avail...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 13, 2019 10:44 PM (7WaWV)

189 184
I can't start the furnace. The thermostat is dead.

Have you tried to manually push in the Contactor?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 10:42 PM (DJWMD)


No. I have no business going near the furnace unless it's to change the filter.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:44 PM (TdMsT)

190
I can't start the furnace. The thermostat is dead.
Posted by: Ladyl
--------

Have you tried shaking your fist at it and calling it vulgar names?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:44 PM (hnyqs)

191
If we're lucky we will get at least a week of Fall before Winter sets in.
Posted by: ALH


That will match the week of Spring we had earlier in the year.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2019 10:44 PM (aKsyK)

192 180 Oh apparently the transgender that Dave Chappelle made some jokes about in his last special (and the tranny found them funny and appeared to get along well with Chappelle) has gone and committed suicide.


And guess who the media and the twitter brigade want to blame?
Posted by: buzzion



They are blaming the black man? Racists!

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2019 10:44 PM (E6z48)

193 179 ladyl, your thermostat have a battery? mine does. maybe a stupid question.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 13, 2019 10:42 PM (KP5rU)


Yes. And it has brand new batteries.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

194 If you can't trust a bunch of guys who lure you in with promises of a clothed photo shoot then impose on you to do pron, then who can you trust?

Posted by: Insomniac at 10:39
________

Panera workers?

Posted by: FireHorse at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM (NH9pa)

195 DO NOT hot wire anything with a paper clip.
Ever.
Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 13, 2019 10:43 PM (w7KSn)


.22 LR fits the fuse receptacle, but don't.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

196 DO NOT hot wire anything with a paper clip.
Ever.
Posted by: navybrat
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A .22 cartridge?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM (hnyqs)

197 That was a single use only sock.

Posted by: tbodie at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM (ZuWqx)

198 Have you tried shaking your fist at it and calling it vulgar names?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:44 PM (hnyqs)

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Furnaces are easily intimidated but soon they'll be back, and in greater numbers.

Posted by: Obi Wan Baloney at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM (ZYB2s)

199 When they were asked to shoot porn instead, they initially resisted. But they went along with it after the company assured them . . . .


----

So, it was eventually consensual they're saying?


On a happier note - signed up to chaperone (Yeah!! I know!!) a group from Church at the March 4 Life Pilgrimage at the end of January in DC.

My 29 yr old back will complain but I'll have to ride herd on 50 or so teenagers sleeping over at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Actually very much looking forward to it.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM (Y4EXg)

200
Have you tried shaking your fist at it and calling it vulgar names?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:44 PM (hnyqs)


Of course I did that. With a great deal of creativity.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

201

Furnaces, like Air Conditioner Condensers, have Capacitors that often fail.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 10:46 PM (DJWMD)

202 If we're lucky we will get at least a week of Fall before Winter sets in.

Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:41 PM

Residents of Dixiecwouldnt know what winter was if it bit them in the ass

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 10:46 PM (aA3+G)

203 .22 LR fits the fuse receptacle, but don't.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

196 DO NOT hot wire anything with a paper clip.
Ever.
Posted by: navybrat
-------

A .22 cartridge?
Posted by: Mike Hammer
------------

Great minds.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:46 PM (hnyqs)

204 That's Mr. Trash to you, Bitch c*nt.

FIFY

Posted by: kbdabear at October 13, 2019 10:46 PM (qAR6u)

205 Great minds.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:46 PM (hnyqs)


Spooky.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 13, 2019 10:47 PM (t+qrx)

206 Pic of that appearance that I think you'll all enjoy...
https://tinyurl.com/y2byrc2e
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 10:35 PM


Not Ansel Adams' best work, but the use of shadows is interesting, nonetheless.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 10:47 PM (DMUuz)

207 Yes, the involuntary castration by way of a .22 cartridge of a certain Darwin award winner is a great story to this day.
BUT, you say, he didn't die! Must die to be a Darwin award winner.
NAY, say I.
He can't procreate.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 13, 2019 10:47 PM (w7KSn)

208 I think the furnace is okay. But the thermostat is dead.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

Is the thermostat getting power? Usually they get fed 24 volts from a transformer located near the furnace. Sometimes, there is a switch to turn the furnace off, and that will kill power to the thermostat, too.

Check the breakers in your service panel, and make sure that none are in the "off" position that are not supposed to be.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 13, 2019 10:47 PM (khqxN)

209 185 #nevertrustalibertarian
Posted by: Quilp at October 13, 2019 10:43 PM (Bf3hj)


I'm going to go ahead and take that personally.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

210

Adam Silver tries baseball:

https://tinyurl.com/yxbys7ly

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2019 10:48 PM (aKsyK)

211 40% of trannies have attempted suicide.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 10:48 PM (LQMoO)

212 Pic of that appearance that I think you'll all enjoy...
https://tinyurl.com/y2byrc2e
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 10:35 PM

Well, that's certainly nice!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 13, 2019 10:48 PM (f9A2A)

213 Donna ampersand: that sounds about right. I have nieces and nephews in their 20s and they are much more sane than the ones in their 40s.

I have hope.

Posted by: Texican ette at October 13, 2019 10:49 PM (G+vyJ)

214 I can't start the furnace. The thermostat is dead.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:39 PM (TdMsT)


You don't understand. All the thermostat does (usually) is complete the circuit to the furnace.* (Think light switch.) If you short the circuit AT THE FURNACE, it will fire up if the furnace is OK.

* You can realize this is you look at the wires going into the thermostat - they're usually tiny, which indicates that they carry minimal voltage.

The thought process:

1. Is there gas at the furnace? I.e., is the pilot light lit?
2. If you short out the leads at the furnace, does it fire up? I.e., is the furnace functional?
3. If yes, then short out the leads at the thermostat, i.e., is the thermostat functional? If yes, the furnace will fire up.
4. If the furnace fires up, it's the thermostat that's not working. Check the connections, any battery, etc. If no it's the wiring between the thermostat and the furnace. Probably best to call a pro, unless your husband is handy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:49 PM (Rox1Z)

215 Duncanthrax, yup :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 10:49 PM (L2ZTs)

216 Evasive: no charge :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 10:50 PM (L2ZTs)

217 Yeah... It was an infant that didn't survive 24 hours... I think they tried something to keep the ductus arteriosus open, or something, to no avail...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto

*******

I've dealt with that scenario many a time. One key is early recognition of the problem. It can be diagnosed in utero by ultrasound, but only in skilled hands that know what they are looking for. After birth it becomes a race against time. If it's only the transposed arteries it can turn out well, but sometimes there are associated defects inside the heart as well.

We used "Big Blue Baby Boy" as a mnemonic. More common in boys than girls, Blue right from the moment of birth but without respiratory distress is transposition until proven otherwise.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 10:50 PM (mvenn)

218 You can realize this is you look at the wires going into the thermostat - they're usually tiny, which indicates that they carry minimal voltage.

Not voltage; current. Sorry, multitasking watching the playoff game.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:50 PM (Rox1Z)

219 Yes. And it has brand new batteries.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM



But did you replace the mercury in the switch?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 13, 2019 10:50 PM (7WaWV)

220 199 When they were asked to shoot porn instead, they initially resisted. But they went along with it after the company assured them . . . .


----

So, it was eventually consensual they're saying?



Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM (Y4EXg)


Yeah, sounds like the sex was consensual, but the "it will only be sold on dvd overseas and not available on the internet" were lies.


I wonder if one of the former beauty pageant contestants is one of them suing.

Posted by: buzzion at October 13, 2019 10:51 PM (Z7lwY)

221
4. If the furnace fires up, it's the thermostat that's not working. Check the connections, any battery, etc. If no it's the wiring between the thermostat and the furnace. Probably best to call a pro, unless your husband is handy.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:49 PM (Rox1Z)


The only way I have to turn on the furnace is the thermostat. Which doesn't allow me to adjust the temp above 50 degrees.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

222 I'm watching Mad Max Thunderdome. It is more surreal than I remember.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 13, 2019 10:51 PM (LxTcq)

223 ladyl, digital thermometer? if so, sounds like dirty contacts or something.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 13, 2019 10:51 PM (KP5rU)

224 40% of trannies have attempted suicide.

And it's all the fault of you straight people!

Posted by: Trannies! at October 13, 2019 10:52 PM (I2/tG)

225 LadyL - check that the spurving bearings are in a direct line with the panametric fan.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 10:52 PM (Y4EXg)

226 Porn guys need to use the Otter defense: "You fucked up. You trusted us."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
________

That belongs in a masthead.

Posted by: FireHorse at October 13, 2019 10:52 PM (NH9pa)

227 With a balky furnace, sometimes you just need to slap a hot iron on it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 10:52 PM (ZYB2s)

228 211 40% of trannies have attempted suicide.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 10:48 PM (LQMoO)


41%

Apparently they will freak out at you if you put a game on steam for sale at 41% off.

Posted by: buzzion at October 13, 2019 10:53 PM (Z7lwY)

229
225 LadyL - check that the spurving bearings are in a direct line with the panametric fan.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 10:52 PM (Y4EXg)


Huh????

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

230 Is the thermostat getting power? Usually they get fed 24 volts from a transformer located near the furnace.

The alternative, as in our case, is that thermostat is battery-powered. The original thermostat WAS power by a transformer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:53 PM (Rox1Z)

231 Of course I did that. With a great deal of creativity.
Posted by: Ladyl
------------

Well, it's a bit hackneyed in these parts, but, Colin Maud scene in 'The Longest Day':

https://tinyurl.com/y4a3okbt

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:53 PM (hnyqs)

232 I can't start the furnace. The thermostat is dead. 
Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:39 PM (Td

*******

Have you tried topping off the thermostat fluid?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 13, 2019 10:54 PM (flINI)

233 Huh????
Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:53 PM (TdMsT)


He means the blinker fluid might be low.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:54 PM (Rox1Z)

234 I'll do porn, but only if people in the United States can't watch it.

Posted by: Great Moral Distinctions! at October 13, 2019 10:54 PM (I2/tG)

235 We used "Big Blue Baby Boy" as a mnemonic. More common in boys than girls, Blue right from the moment of birth but without respiratory distress is transposition until proven otherwise.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 10:50 PM



This is why you're the doctor, and I was the bloke who had to clean the drain trap on the post table from time to time!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 13, 2019 10:54 PM (7WaWV)

236 Less than 5 minutes to go and a 2 TD lead for the Steelers. Mike Tomlin is the coach.
The Chargers have a chance.
A grilled cheese sandwich could out coach Tomlin.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2019 10:54 PM (E6z48)

237 Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 10:50 PM (mvenn)

Muldoon, just wondering something:

I was born in 59, two months ahead of schedule. I was 2 lbs. 8 oz when I was born. My twin, the first-born was slightly heavier, but she died 13 hours after birth. I don't know and was never told what she died of. I spent most of my first year in the hospital, but again, I was never told why. I had a body cast on for much of the time, but I don't think that's the reason why. Can you think of the reason why? Nobody never explained what the medical issues were - just that I was lucky to be alive.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 10:55 PM (d6Ksn)

238 Have you tried shaking your fist at it and calling it vulgar names?


*****


I tried that with transposition of the great arteries once, to no avail.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 10:55 PM (mvenn)

239 LadyL - check that the spurving bearings are in a direct line with the panametric fan.

Posted by: Tonypete
--------

Could be a scored gudgeon pin, or holed Welch plug. The latter usually leads to the former.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:56 PM (hnyqs)

240 41%

Apparently they will freak out at you if you put a game on steam for sale at 41% off.


And, remarkably, "gender-reassignment surgery" doesn't reduce that percentage in the slightest.

Posted by: Ignored Medical Facts! at October 13, 2019 10:56 PM (I2/tG)

241 https://tinyurl.com/y4a3okbt
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:53 PM (hnyqs)


Lol!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

242 The original thermostat WAS power by a transformer.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:53 PM (Rox1Z)


Sorry, I wasn't clear. All the functions of the thermostat used to be powered from a transformer. The connection to the furnace still is, but the thermostat itself (e.g., the display) is battery-powered.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:57 PM (Rox1Z)

243 I'll do porn, but only if people in the United States can't watch it.

Posted by: Great Moral Distinctions!
________

After all the horrible things this country has done CAN YOU BLAME THEM???

Posted by: WaterCow at October 13, 2019 10:57 PM (NH9pa)

244
239LadyL - check that the spurving bearings are in a direct line with the panametric fan.

Posted by: Tonypete
--------

Could be a scored gudgeon pin, or holed Welch plug. The latter usually leads to the former.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 10:56 PM (hnyqs)
]


See, nothing's changed since the first time you posted

Posted by: buzzion at October 13, 2019 10:57 PM (Z7lwY)

245
You can't start a furnace
You can't start a furnace without a spark
This gun's for hire

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 10:58 PM (DJWMD)

246 Could be a scored gudgeon pin, or holed Welch plug. The latter usually leads to the former.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

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Yes quite. I overlooked those obvious causal events.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 10:58 PM (Y4EXg)

247 243 I'll do porn, but only if people in the United States can't watch it.

Posted by: Great Moral Distinctions!
________

After all the horrible things this country has done CAN YOU BLAME THEM???
Posted by: WaterCow



HOW DARE YOU!!

Posted by: Scoldilocks, scowling at you at October 13, 2019 10:58 PM (E6z48)

248
You can't start a furnace
You can't start a furnace without a spark
This gun's for hire
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 10:58 PM (DJWMD)


I'm not dancing in the dark with you!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:58 PM (TdMsT)

249 And, remarkably, "gender-reassignment surgery" doesn't reduce that percentage in the slightest.


Why do we have teachers and doctors and politicians always pushing the transgender stuff when they know almost half will try to kill them selves at some point?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 10:59 PM (LQMoO)

250 187 DO NOT hot wire anything with a paper clip.
Ever.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 13, 2019 10:43 PM (w7KSn)


Oh, sure! Next, you tell me that I shouldn't test for live wire with my toun--

OWWW-F*&%^

Posted by: ElectroBOOM at October 13, 2019 10:59 PM (DTX3h)

251 I've picked up a fault in Ladyl's AE-35 unit.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at October 13, 2019 10:59 PM (ZYB2s)

252 How long before Greta Thunberg is doing pron?

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 10:59 PM (L2ZTs)

253 See, nothing's changed since the first time you posted
Posted by: buzzion at October 13, 2019 10:57 PM (Z7lwY)


Yeah..they'd better be careful. I hold grudges.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 11:00 PM (TdMsT)

254 249 And, remarkably, "gender-reassignment surgery" doesn't reduce that percentage in the slightest.


Why do we have teachers and doctors and politicians always pushing the transgender stuff when they know almost half will try to kill them selves at some point?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger



Because they are Depraved.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2019 11:00 PM (E6z48)

255 I have 2 kids both 20 something s they are both conservative. They both can't stand the sjw mindset. t
That makes me happy.

Posted by: usntakim at October 13, 2019 11:00 PM (0OmEj)

256 LadyL - check that the spurving bearings are in a direct line with the panametric fan.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 10:52 PM (Y4EXg)


But do not under any circumstances try to adjust the reciprocitor settings!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 11:00 PM (BiNEL)

257 I spent most of my first year in the hospital, but again, I was never told why.

******

In 1959 neonatology as a specialty was still in its infancy (heh). A 2-1/2 pound premature baby quite likely would have had immature lungs with surfactant deficiency (known at that time as hyaline membrane disease). The aggressive treatment of that with endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilator can cause substantial airway damage also known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, which in the 50's to 70's often required prolonged hospitalization for respiratory care. I saw some babies in the early 80's celebrate 18 month birthdays in the hospital. That almost never happens these days.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 11:00 PM (mvenn)

258 252; steve, who would watch? besides the biden family.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 13, 2019 11:01 PM (KP5rU)

259 252 How long before Greta Thunberg is doing pron?
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 10:59 PM (L2ZTs)

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She could work if cast as a dominatrix.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 11:01 PM (ZYB2s)

260 187 DO NOT hot wire anything with a paper clip.
Ever.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 13, 2019 10:43 PM (w7KSn)


You know, that's actually good advice if you don't know what you're doing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 11:01 PM (Rox1Z)

261 when they know almost half will try to kill them selves at some point?

What part of "it's all your fault" do you not understand?

Posted by: Transgender Activists! at October 13, 2019 11:01 PM (I2/tG)

262 I went to turn on the furnace for a bit this morning, just to take the chill out of the air, and the thermostat is broken.

Posted by: Ladyl at 10:10
________

Are you using nominal 1-inch planks? Because if you want an actual 1-inch board, you need to ask for five-quarter-inch.

Posted by: FireHorse at October 13, 2019 11:01 PM (NH9pa)

263 I should specify that the body cast was because I had a dislocated hip - but people don't die due to dislocated hips! I am assuming some respiratory issues with premature babies - but that's an assumption, it was never explained to me.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 11:01 PM (d6Ksn)

264 I wonder what else was going on that evening.

I have a pretty good idea what started this whole thing at the antifa bar. Someone made fun of someone's manbun.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 13, 2019 11:02 PM (+lVUW)

265 chavez and Cicero, LOL!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 11:03 PM (L2ZTs)

266 Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 11:00 PM (TdMsT)

You said you recently replaced batteries, have your tried reseating it?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 13, 2019 11:03 PM (f9A2A)

267 Thanks for answering my question, Muldoon.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 11:03 PM (d6Ksn)

268 Sorry, I wasn't clear. All the functions of the thermostat used to be powered from a transformer. The connection to the furnace still is, but the thermostat itself (e.g., the display) is battery-powered.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:57 PM (Rox1Z)


I think mine uses the batteries to keep the scheduling clock alive, but it still runs on 24V.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 11:03 PM (BiNEL)

269 Sorry, I wasn't clear. All the functions of the thermostat used to be powered from a transformer. The connection to the furnace still is, but the thermostat itself (e.g., the display) is battery-powered.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2019 10:57 PM (Rox1Z)

I have never owned a thermostat with digital display, or any kind of day/night setting either. KISS principle applies. Anything so vitally important as a furnace (leastwise in a cold climate), should be made as simple as it can possibly be, to reduce the number of possible failure modes. The old Honeywell Round thermostats, with the mercury switches in them, last essentially forever.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 13, 2019 11:04 PM (khqxN)

270 266 Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 11:00 PM (TdMsT)

You said you recently replaced batteries, have your tried reseating it?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 13, 2019 11:03 PM (f9A2A)

Um. I'm not sure what you mean.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

271 Pic of Donna in the body cast:
(also they apparently thought she was male)

https://tinyurl.com/y677rzpb

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 11:05 PM (L2ZTs)

272

On a happier note - signed up to chaperone (Yeah!! I know!!) a group from Church at the March 4 Life Pilgrimage at the end of January in DC.

My 29 yr old back will complain but I'll have to ride herd on 50 or so teenagers sleeping over at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Actually very much looking forward to it.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 10:45 PM (Y4EXg)


Watch out for drum-beating refrigeration repair veterans.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2019 11:06 PM (7rVsF)

273 "...thermostats, with the mercury switches in them, last essentially forever."

Mine is from 1949

Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 13, 2019 11:06 PM (w7KSn)

274 The old Honeywell Round thermostats, with the mercury switches in them, last essentially forever.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 13, 2019 11:04 PM



That's what I have!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 13, 2019 11:06 PM (7WaWV)

275 Um. I'm not sure what you mean.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

You took part of the unit off to replace batteries. Take that off again, clean any connectors, and put back on.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 13, 2019 11:07 PM (f9A2A)

276 And Hunter Biden was on the board of MBNA at only 21 yrs old as dad was working legislation for credit card companies.

I read it on TGP, so it must be true.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 13, 2019 11:07 PM (1g7ch)

277 Ladyl, have you checked the dilithium crystal in the transthermostat conduit?

Posted by: Monty Scott at October 13, 2019 11:07 PM (DMUuz)

278 Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 11:00 PM (mvenn)

IIRC one of "the" Kennedy babies died of hyaline membrane disease and you can be sure that they got topnotch care.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 11:07 PM (BiNEL)

279 This is why you're the doctor, and I was the bloke who had to clean the drain trap on the post table from time to time!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto


******

And yet here we are at AOSHQ, on equal dooting. Hell, I respect your input here more than I respect most of the doctors I have known. It's all good, brother!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 11:07 PM (mvenn)

280 Who was having thermostat/furnace problems last time?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2019 11:07 PM (ycWCI)

281 The old Honeywell Round thermostats, with the mercury switches in them, last essentially forever.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Same here, and, standing pilot lights, no igniters. I've had to replace only one thermocouple in decades.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 11:07 PM (hnyqs)

282 I have a pretty good idea what started this whole thing at the antifa bar. Someone made fun of someone's manbun.

LOL.

The Portland Police:

Investigators believe people have information about Saturday's incident and what they termed "the chain of events that preceded it."

Sounds like the cops think that this is more than a simple hit-and-run.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 13, 2019 11:08 PM (I2/tG)

283 3, 2019 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

You took part of the unit off to replace batteries. Take that off again, clean any connectors, and put back on.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 13, 2019 11:07 PM (f9A2A)


Okay. I'll try that right now.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 11:08 PM (TdMsT)

284 Donna, dislocated hip - were you born in breech position?

Posted by: VMom's phone at October 13, 2019 11:08 PM (G546f)

285 You took part of the unit off to replace batteries. Take that off again, clean any connectors, and put back on.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 13, 2019 11:07 PM (f9A2A)

And double check the polarity!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 11:08 PM (BiNEL)

286 Ladyl, have you checked the dilithium crystal in the transthermostat conduit?

Posted by: Monty Scott
________

I think Ladyl gave her all she's got.

Posted by: FireHorse at October 13, 2019 11:08 PM (NH9pa)

287 286 Ladyl, have you checked the dilithium crystal in the transthermostat conduit?

Posted by: Monty Scott
________

I think Ladyl gave her all she's got.
Posted by: FireHorse

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Golfclap - nicely done!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2019 11:09 PM (Y4EXg)

288 It's easy for Ladyl to fix her thermostat. All she needs is a DeLorean, some plutonium and to get the engine revving up to 55mph at midnight...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 11:10 PM (L2ZTs)

289 276 And Hunter Biden was on the board of MBNA at only 21 yrs old as dad was working legislation for credit card companies.

I read it on TGP, so it must be true.
Posted by: Burnt Toast



In defense of Hunter, he was high the whole time.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2019 11:10 PM (E6z48)

290 Watch out for drum-beating refrigeration repair veterans.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2019 11:06 PM (7rVsF)

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lol

Posted by: SMH at October 13, 2019 11:10 PM (RU4sa)

291 The old Honeywell Round thermostats, with the mercury switches in them, last essentially forever.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 13, 2019 11:04 PM (khqxN)


Where's the replacement market for that kind of design?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 11:10 PM (BiNEL)

292 Also look for a reset jumper or switch. Some digital controls can be reset. Taking out the batteries sometimes is not sufficient.

Posted by: usntakim at October 13, 2019 11:11 PM (0OmEj)

293
I have numerous nephews and a daughter.

I've a bit of a Spongebob officianado. It's anything but racist. If any character on the show has "white privilege" it would be the liberal scold character Squidward.

He's a symphony fan, tries to organize a Union and strike, enjoys his organic food and won't eat burger, and is always contentious towards the other characters.

Like a modern liberal, nobody likes him, especially the viewer because he's such an elitist douche.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 11:12 PM (LQMoO)

294 LadyL when your car starts making funny noises make sure you get a horde diagnosis

Posted by: Sock Monkey...part IV at October 13, 2019 11:12 PM (O/WIZ)

295 I'm hungry for a crabby patty.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2019 11:13 PM (aKsyK)

296 Are you using nominal 1-inch planks? Because if you want an actual 1-inch board, you need to ask for five-quarter-inch.
Posted by: FireHorse at October 13, 2019 11:01 PM


Good thing ace doesn't transit The ONT.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2019 11:13 PM (DMUuz)

297 were you born in breech position?

*******

Once more, unto the breech dear friends

Posted by: /King Henry the Obstetrician at October 13, 2019 11:13 PM (mvenn)

298 Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 11:05 PM (L2ZTs)

Ha! Well, not exactly - my baby pictures are of a pretty pathetic looking baby in an incubator and one leg up in the air. I look like "WTF is this?"

Good thing I remember nothing from that time! The person I really feel bad for is my mom. My sister (5 years older) said my mom went to the hospital every single day to visit me. And she had two older children and had to take them on the bus with her because we had only one family car and my dad took it to work. I think of my mom walking to the bus stop everyday with two little kids in tow to visit me - and, God almighty, thank you, Mom.

I never thought to thank her for that or imagine how awful it must have been for her - and now she's long dead, it's too late to thank her and I feel sad about that.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 11:13 PM (d6Ksn)

299 Alexa, fix the thermostat.

I'm sorry, LadyL, I can't do that - you have been buying too many Trump campaign items online.

Posted by: VMom's phone at October 13, 2019 11:13 PM (G546f)

300
I want Plankton to win.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 13, 2019 11:13 PM (DJWMD)

301
The only way I have to turn on the furnace is the thermostat. Which doesn't allow me to adjust the temp above 50 degrees.
Posted by: Ladyl


=========

Whoa, hello, dear! Late to the thread, but I have a thermostat problem, too.

Mine was flashing like insanity and I couldn't turn the heat up. I took a little video of it, posted it on Twitter and tagged Honeywell, and they saw me (they have people monitoring their social media accounts 24/7) and they walked me, well, through the same routine I'd found online and failed on. We finally concluded that I need a new thermostat.

So I got one at Home Depot today. Only reason it's not installed is that I got it home and it turns out I need AAA batteries, which I'll get tomorrow.

I'll post my results tomorrow.

KAG!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 13, 2019 11:14 PM (13CQC)

302 Have you tried slapping hot iron to your furnace?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 13, 2019 11:14 PM (2DOZq)

303 Donna, I can understand.

My mom tells me I had to have hernia surgery on my very first birthday, in 1967. Glad I don't have any memory of that whatsoever.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 11:15 PM (L2ZTs)

304 Stillers!

Posted by: Les Kinetic at October 13, 2019 11:15 PM (4ZE6o)

305 I actually have a collection of thermostats, removed from renovated houses. The decorative pieces are quite nice.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 11:15 PM (hnyqs)

306 Sounds like the cops think that this [squished antifa] is more than a simple hit-and-run.
Posted by: The ARC of History!


I was going with love triangle.
youtube.com/watch?v=Y5fBdpreJiU

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 13, 2019 11:15 PM (ykYG2)

307 In the heat of battle with the furnace, my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as
far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master.

Posted by: Ralphie Parker, 10 years old, Cleveland St at October 13, 2019 11:15 PM (q1Pj5)

308 >>>Professor Holly Barker's tirade against the yellow cartoon character was published by an academic journal called The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs.


Barker should get with the nut who thought that teletubbies were promoting homo life styles.


They can smoke some crack / meth and compare notes.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 13, 2019 11:15 PM (1g7ch)

309 284 Donna, dislocated hip - were you born in breech position?
Posted by: VMom's phone at October 13, 2019 11:08 PM (G546f)

No idea. I only know that the doctor said to my mom when she was delivering "You're having twins!" And my mom thought "Holy shit!" There were no ultrasounds in those days. She had no clue.

And she had twins and one died and one was severely ill. Tough times for my parents.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 11:16 PM (d6Ksn)

310 I dunno, those teletubbies were weird

Posted by: VMom's phone at October 13, 2019 11:17 PM (G546f)

311 307,

I love that movie.

My dad (a retired sailor) had that talent also.

Posted by: SMH at October 13, 2019 11:17 PM (RU4sa)

312
Okay. I'll try that right now.
Posted by: Ladyl

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As I recall, part of that battery-changing routine was to make sure the unit is OFF before you pop the new batteries back in. (This didn't help me, btw; I really needed a new unit.)

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 13, 2019 11:17 PM (13CQC)

313 Hunter Biden is 49.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at October 13, 2019 11:17 PM (4ZE6o)

314 Steelers win in LA! I do admire the LA Chargers fans. They wore Steelers jerseys and waved Terrible Towels all during the game. A sign of respect or something.

Are there any Chargers fans in LA? 80% of the stadium were Steelers fans.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2019 11:17 PM (E6z48)

315 LadyL when your car starts making funny noises make sure you get a horde diagnosis
Posted by: Sock Monkey
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Probably squirrels in the torque converter. It happens.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 11:18 PM (hnyqs)

316 Darn it, a MisHum ONT did it to me again.

I'm out good people...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 11:18 PM (BiNEL)

317 I've a bit of a Spongebob officianado. It's anything but racist. If any character on the show has "white privilege" it would be the liberal scold character Squidward.

He's a symphony fan, tries to organize a Union and strike, enjoys his organic food and won't eat burger, and is always contentious towards the other characters.

Like a modern liberal, nobody likes him, especially the viewer because he's such an elitist douche.

-
Mr. Krabs is a capitalist.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 13, 2019 11:18 PM (+y/Ru)

318 Niters, Hrothgar.

See you Friday!

Posted by: SMH at October 13, 2019 11:18 PM (RU4sa)

319 I have to be at work at 5 am tomorrow.

Good night, horde.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 11:19 PM (d6Ksn)

320 It's okay. I'm used to it by now. Happens in the real world too. Guess I'll stick to goofy puns and limericks.

Later all.

Endeavour to persevere.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 13, 2019 11:20 PM (mvenn)

321 In the heat of battle with the furnace, my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master.

Posted by: Ralphie Parker
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I recall the curses filtering up through the register.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2019 11:20 PM (hnyqs)

322 So, am I here now? am I here now? am I here now?

There is no shame in being on the sockpuppet list, especially when it only takes less than four socks a day. Right? Right.

That pic up top, it's just like the view out my front window. Except for those jagged rock things. And the ocean and foaming waves. And the seabirds. And the beach. Also, it's night here now. But otherwise, just the same.

Yes, he's robbing them. Oh, well!

She seems nice.

[fired for] exposing how Panera makes its mac and cheese

She seems nice.

Professor Holly Barker's tirade against the yellow cartoon character

She seems nice.

Soledad O'Brien... President Donald Trump... supporters are... "trash."

She seems nice.

Edinburgh woman at Walmart... burned priced tags

She seems nice.

I don't see why guys complain about the dating scene these days with all these nice girls around!

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at October 13, 2019 11:20 PM (qBbz7)

323 how could greta do porn? any dude that would hit that died around the nuremburg disturbance. gonna need a shitload of fluffers to pull that off.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 13, 2019 11:20 PM (KP5rU)

324 I dunno, those teletubbies were weird


The Smurfs lived in a commune, led by the wise, old bearded chairman. Each Smurf with his own job assigned by the collective.

If a Smurf left the collective, the evil outside world enemy sought to capture them to make gold out of them.

Pure Commie propaganda.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 11:21 PM (LQMoO)

325 She lives in a pineapple under involuntary 24-hr. psychiatric observation.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 13, 2019 11:21 PM (Ndje9)

326 Based on Buzzion's Parade, we morons talk about the same ten or 12 things every thread, or at least devolve to those same ten or twelve things. So we're good.

Posted by: Moki at October 13, 2019 10:26 PM (mFoNl)



I talk about half that many things. Over and over and over again. Very loudly. And if someone actually tries to answer a question I ask them, I usually cut them off. We're still good, right?

Posted by: Sean Hannity at October 13, 2019 11:22 PM (sy5kK)

327 Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 11:16 PM (d6Ksn)

They did a wonderful job with you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 11:22 PM (aA3+G)

328 "He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master. "

Heh. He must have been separated from my father at birth.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at October 13, 2019 11:22 PM (7s3Gx)

329 Speaking of imitation, was Marie Osmond lip-synching, y'think?

Posted by: mindful webworker - clisk at your own ricks at October 13, 2019 11:23 PM (qBbz7)

330 They did a wonderful job with you
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 11:22 PM (aA3+G)

You're very kind.

I think of what an impossible little shit I was when I was a teen - how ungrateful - and I wish I had more time to make it up with my mom.

When she died, she knew I was there and loved her. I hope that was enough.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 11:24 PM (d6Ksn)

331 125

Which is more likely, next week?

a) another fake Whistleblower comes out
b) Rudy Guilliani's office and home gets raided
c) Horowitz's report will be another whitewash


As it is currently middle 8th, Yankees and Astros tied 2-2, using a baseball theme, this is known as the rare triple-play.

Posted by: Sean Hannity at October 13, 2019 11:24 PM (sy5kK)

332 Evenin' Horde.

Survived my sojourn in the belly of the beast last night (concert at Slim's, in San Francisco). The somewhat inebriated older dude next to me, sitting on the wrought iron railing, with a 10 foot drop down to the stairs behind him, kept me on my toes, lest I had to prevent disaster. Fortunately, the dude kept his feet wrapped around the balusters and remained vertical.

An older lady was not so lucky: she was right in front of the stage, and had some medical emergency which required that she be dragged, unconscious, out of the venue during the encore. When we left she was propped up on a bench and being watched over by the Slim's staff, still unconscious but breathing, at least. I presume medical help was summoned. Hope she's OK.

A young lass with a blue mullet (not as bad as you might think) was wearing a T-shirt that said "Ignore Unsolicited Advice". I wasn't quite sure what to do with that advice.

$8 for a beer was a bit steep, but you'll pay more for popcorn in a movie theater.

The show was great, but weird Kiwi songbirds may not be for everyone. Pre-show they projected Ferngully onto a screen while playing Cocteau Twins, which was something, I guess.

Posted by: Average Guy at October 13, 2019 11:24 PM (BaHwF)

333 322:I don't see why guys complain about the dating scene these days with all these nice girls around!


HOW DARE YOU!!!

Posted by: Scoldilocks, Mascot of the Anointed at October 13, 2019 11:24 PM (E6z48)

334 I bought a case of Diet Coke (decaf) today, and there was a Chick Tract inside. I've got nothing against Chick, but I am surprised that Coca-Cola's QA hasn't caught the inside guy who's doing this.

This issue of the pamphlet is called "Doom Town," about Sodom and Gomorrah, so it's pretty much like the televised Democrat/CNN LGBTQ Town Hall the other night, except for the ending. The art is better than I remember from the last time I saw one of these. Too bad a sodomite didn't buy this case of pop.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 13, 2019 11:26 PM (mk9aG)

335
So I got one at Home Depot today. Only reason it's not installed is that I got it home and it turns out I need AAA batteries, which I'll get tomorrow.

I'll post my results tomorrow.

KAG!
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 13, 2019 11:14 PM (13CQC)


I can't adjust the heat setting on mine. It's stuck at 50 degrees, so it's not kicking on the furnace. I bought a new one today, now I just have find someone to install it.

And I have a little boiler for just the family room. It's not working either. So I have to call a boiler guy.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 11:27 PM (TdMsT)

336 This issue of the pamphlet is called "Doom Town," about Sodom and Gomorrah, so it's pretty much like the televised Democrat/CNN LGBTQ Town Hall the other night, except for the ending. The art is better than I remember from the last time I saw one of these. Too bad a sodomite didn't buy this case of pop.
Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 13, 2019 11:26 PM (mk9aG)

I saw the Doomtown Rats open for Tin Lizzie at the Paramount in '88.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 13, 2019 11:29 PM (khqxN)

337 Why do we have teachers and doctors and politicians always pushing the transgender stuff when they know almost half will try to kill them selves at some point?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


The ones that shock me are the doctors who are going along with gender reassignment, or whatever, for children. That's just batshit crazy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 13, 2019 11:30 PM (+lVUW)

338 "You're not supposed to take matters into your own hands."

This woman fails to understand the concept of free citizens. The power is *ALREADY* in ~our~ hands. WE bestow it on the police so they can do full time what is our citizen responsibility anyway.

It was the DUTY of that clerk to remove your brother from the general populace, so he could do no more harm to society. Your brother made the choice of -how- when he decided to commit an armed robbery.


The loss of that attitude - the CITIZEN is responsible for making his community safe - is what has doomed our Republic. We must recover it, or the world will face a new Dark Age.

Posted by: GWB at October 13, 2019 11:30 PM (QTm+F)

339 LadyL.

In some older HVAC systems, the 24 volt thermostat powers a small heater relay. When the metal disk in the relay pops from hot to cold status, it activates the 120 volt and 240 volt systems, such as furnace and air handler fans. Your problem may be the relays.

Off to bed, I am a Morning Report reader.

Posted by: CapeFear at October 13, 2019 11:30 PM (4PDMt)

340 Yup, memories of being a premature baby would not be good. Evidently i spent 2 months or so in the hospital the docs didn't expect i would make it. 1968 sub 2 lbs baby's did not survive. They diagnosed me with cp as a toddler chalking it up to birth trauma and viral infections. They were wrong. My final diagnosed condition sca 14 was not even known about until 2000 or so. Medicine has come a long way. We are lucky to be alive now. Still there is more to discover and learn.

Posted by: usntakim at October 13, 2019 11:30 PM (0OmEj)

341

For various business/personal reasons the CPA always defers taxes to Oct 15.

Just wrote the check.

Did I mention I'll take early retirement and 62.5 Social Security in 5 years and move overseas?

Posted by: Rose Taco at October 13, 2019 11:30 PM (w3OLr)

342 Has buzzion been inducted into the AoSHq HOF?

Posted by: Sock Monkey...part IV at October 13, 2019 11:32 PM (O/WIZ)

343 252 How long before Greta Thunberg is doing pron?
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 10:59 PM (L2ZTs)


Judging from that scowl, she's been a mattress actress a couple of years now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2019 11:33 PM (sy5kK)

344 Has anyone verified if Holly Barker is real? Quite possible these days, but it could be a moron prank that the publishers and reviewers fell for hook line and sinker.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 13, 2019 11:33 PM (cDw3P)

345 Posted by: usntakim at October 13, 2019 11:30 PM (0OmEj)

That's why I can't agree when people say "Oh, if only I had been born in the 19th century!" Or the 18th or whatever they think the Golden Age was.

If I had been born earlier than I was - even 10 years earlier - I probably wouldn't have survived.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 11:33 PM (d6Ksn)

346 "I think most people do think there is corruption involved with Hunter Biden. I hope we do get to the bottom of that."


I hope it means the people finally see just how corrupt the entire world is and 1) decide to pull America's horns back in (mostly) and 2) come to see how right the Founders were and help restore our wonder Republic.

But, I'm not holding my breath about Biden, OR the rest of it.

Posted by: GWB at October 13, 2019 11:33 PM (QTm+F)

347 252 How long before Greta Thunberg is doing pron?
Posted by: qdpsteve


Naughty nurse becomes scoldy nurse. How dare you! Come over here so I can spank your bare butt! Now! And turn off the lights, you're destroying the earth!!

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 13, 2019 11:34 PM (+lVUW)

348 174 Steelers look pretty decent tonight. They can still snatch defeat from the jaws of victory but at least for the moment, they look ok.
Posted by: Puddleglum at October 13, 2019 10:40 PM (E6z4


With their 3rd string QB.

They crushed the Chargers tonight.

But then again, just about everyone crushes the Chargers this year.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2019 11:34 PM (sy5kK)

349 Pure Commie propaganda.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger
________

Have you ever watched Speedy Gonzales through a world-historic lens?

Faceless corporation has all the cheese. The means of production and distribution for society are, of course, in the imperialist United States.

The corporation hires an animal, invariably a cat, as security. The cat is from the proletariat but is selling his services to the ruling class.

Our hero, clad in a partisan red neckerchief, faces the danger of the cat to re-appropriate the cheese to his fellow mice in Mexico. It's not stealing, you see, as the pre-Revolutionary owners of the factory currently control the cheese which they themselves acquired through theft -- the theft of the labor of the working class which they oppress.

Notice how the heroic mouse doesn't seek to harm the cat but instead tries first to reason with him.

The story could be set anywhere, but the creators chose Mexico as a tribute to Leon Trotsky.

Posted by: FireHorse at October 13, 2019 11:35 PM (NH9pa)

350 Rose Taco.

Just pushed the button myself. Almost forgot this year. I'll mail my check Tuesday. They dont get my money a day earlier than I have to. Retired from the green eye shade trade 10 years ago.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...accountant in recovery at October 13, 2019 11:35 PM (O/WIZ)

351 "The companies should inform customers of the climate impact of long-haul trips when advertising or selling tickets"


They could post it in #s of polar bears killed or something. "This is a 2 bear trip," "this is a 4 bear trip." You know, like they do with stars for quality.

Posted by: GWB at October 13, 2019 11:37 PM (QTm+F)

352 Now it's really goodnight. I have to get up at 3:45! Sweet dreams, horde.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 11:37 PM (d6Ksn)

353 LeftCoast and nerdygirl, sounds like you both have experience in the industry! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 11:37 PM (L2ZTs)

354 "This woman fails to understand the concept of free citizens."

This woman fails to understand the gravity of the crime of armed robbery. To her, and to far too many thugs like her, sticking people up is just a normal, fun, exciting thing to do. In my shithole city, the thugs start robbing and carjacking as early as in their preteens. Their debased thug culture celebrates this lifestyle. I hope every violent criminal thug in America gets shot.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 13, 2019 11:38 PM (mk9aG)

355 Who moved my cheese?

Posted by: Speedy Gonzales at October 13, 2019 11:39 PM (aKsyK)

356 If I had been born earlier than I was - even 10 years earlier - I probably wouldn't have survived.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 13, 2019 11:33 PM (d6Ksn)

Heh.

Story of my life.

Posted by: tbodie at October 13, 2019 11:39 PM (TUUTu)

357 Just pushed the button myself. Almost forgot this year. I'll mail my check Tuesday. They dont get my money a day earlier than I have to. Retired from the green eye shade trade 10 years ago.
Posted by: Sock Monkey...accountant in recovery at October 13, 2019 11:35 PM (O/WIZ)

But, if you owe taxes you owe interest and penalties even if you file for an extension.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 13, 2019 11:40 PM (f9A2A)

358 I hope every violent criminal thug in America gets shot.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at 11:38
________

I'm doing my part in Mexico.

Posted by: Slowpoke Rodriguez at October 13, 2019 11:40 PM (NH9pa)

359

I took a four bear trip to see Three Dog Night.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2019 11:41 PM (aKsyK)

360
Who cut the cheese?

Oh, wait... sorry...

Posted by: Rose Taco at October 13, 2019 11:41 PM (w3OLr)

361 Finally had a Win 10 update that messed something up. On only one of my three Win 10 machines, the latest update switched my power scheme from "Always On: Destroy Gaia," to "Balanced: Fall Asleep At The Worst Possible Time." Glad it was something so minor.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 13, 2019 11:43 PM (mk9aG)

362 276 And Hunter Biden was on the board of MBNA at only 21 yrs old as dad was working legislation for credit card companies.

I read it on TGP, so it must be true.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 13, 2019 11:07 PM (1g7ch)



I've read that elsewhere. Hunter got paid $350,000 a year, according to what I read.


Who, pray tell, gets paid $350,000 for doing essentially nothing, at 21 years of age?

Maybe a successful singer with a big hit, or a gifted athlete signing to a professional contract after making their mark in a college sport.

But a coke head with no discernible skills?


Of course Chelsea Clinton got paid $600,000 from MSNBC, without producing a single story for them.


So I guess I kinda answered my own question.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2019 11:44 PM (sy5kK)

363 Jinx, Safe journey. Why are you transporting the aforementioned historical furniture?

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at October 13, 2019 11:44 PM (bmdz3)

364 professor at the University of Washington wrote an academic article
denouncing SpongeBob Squarepants as 'violent,' 'racist,' and 'insidious.'



Paging Doctors Boghossian, Pluckrose and Lindsay; Doctor Peter Boghossian, Dr Helen Pluckrose or Dr James Lindsay, please respond by the white courtesy phone.


Posted by: Kindltot at October 13, 2019 11:44 PM (xG/b0)

365 Of course Chelsea Clinton got paid $600,000 from MSNBC, without producing a single story for them.

---------

The difference is, Chelsea Doody never cared much about money.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 13, 2019 11:45 PM (ZYB2s)

366 I took a four bear trip to see Three Dog Night.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2019 11:41 PM (aKsyK)

Gotta ask. Who Let the Dogs Out?

Posted by: tbodie at October 13, 2019 11:46 PM (TUUTu)

367 185 #nevertrustalibertarian
Posted by: Quilp at October 13, 2019 10:43 PM (Bf3hj)


I always thought librarians were trust worthy and helpful.

They find those research books immediately, if you only ask them.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2019 11:46 PM (sy5kK)

368 They could post it in #s of polar bears killed or something. "This is a 2 bear trip," "this is a 4 bear trip." You know, like they do with stars for quality.
Posted by: GWB


My dog is wondering what i'm laughing at.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 13, 2019 11:47 PM (+lVUW)

369 Soledad O'Brien, who used to work for CNN, Al Jazeera and who has a show
for Hearst Television, has now picked up on that theme, encouraging a
discussion of how not just that President Donald Trump is a "racist" but
his supporters are also "trash."


And I thought I hid it so well.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at October 13, 2019 11:49 PM (xkSJa)

370 I wonder how much graft is involved with the US involvement with the Kurds.
Posted by: davidt at October 13, 2019 10:14 PM (L2A4


Ummmm, I think part of the problem Xenophon's army had was that it couldn't afford the bribe for passage past the Kardochi . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at October 13, 2019 11:50 PM (xG/b0)

371

What the heck is Hearst Television?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2019 11:50 PM (aKsyK)

372 Populist party wins again in Poland!

Democracy is therefore under threat, obviously.

Critics fear the faction could reverse country's recent democratic achievements, including by hampering judiciary and marginalizing minorities.

Poland is 97% Polish. It's like they have only one set of talking points to trot out.

There are deplorables everywhere!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 13, 2019 11:50 PM (I2/tG)

373 Probably squirrels in the torque converter. It happens.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Squirrel's around here don't mess with the engine they just hot wire the dang thing and use it for a beer and nuts run.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel cop at October 13, 2019 11:51 PM (O/WIZ)

374 This woman fails to understand the gravity of the crime of armed robbery. To her, and to far too many thugs like her, sticking people up is just a normal, fun, exciting thing to do. In my shithole city, the thugs start robbing and carjacking as early as in their preteens. Their debased thug culture celebrates this lifestyle. I hope every violent criminal thug in America gets shot.
Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand


She seems to think that the victims have no right to protect themselves from an armed criminal committing a violent felony. The victims are supposed to stand around waiting to see if he will actually shoot them.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 13, 2019 11:52 PM (+lVUW)

375 Posted by: FireHorse at October 13, 2019 11:35 PM (NH9pa)

.....

Interesting. I'd never consider that angle.

I have watched Scooby Doo with the understanding that Scooby is actually a human, male character suffering from deep hallucinations from the use of LSD and that the other characters only represent fractioned personality projections of his subconscious mind.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 11:54 PM (LQMoO)

376 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 13, 2019 11:54 PM (L2ZTs)

377 Greetings everyone. Off to bed, myself (no accompaniment, not even a cat).

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at October 13, 2019 11:54 PM (l9m7l)

378 The ones that shock me are the doctors who are going along with gender reassignment, or whatever, for children. That's just batshit crazy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 13, 2019 11:30 PM (+lVUW)


That's because of the Transgender Clause in the Hypocrite Oath.

Posted by: RickZ at October 13, 2019 11:55 PM (Y8PSl)

379 Why do we have teachers and doctors and politicians always pushing the transgender stuff when they know almost half will try to kill them selves at some point?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

Because to actually deal with mental illness is a long and difficult process .

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel cop at October 13, 2019 11:55 PM (O/WIZ)

380 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 13, 2019 11:54 PM (LQMoO)

GreatvDane self-Identification

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 13, 2019 11:56 PM (aA3+G)

381 Hrothgar is correct. The battery just runs the clock. The funace is controlled by the 24 V AC from a transformer usually near the furnace. If you take a paperclip and run it over the wire terminals inside the termostat, you may see a tiny spark.

The red wire usually is the "hot" one and when shorted to the others will turn on the various fuctions like fan, etc, If not then the transformer is either dead or diconnected. Don't worry you can't rreally hurt anything as the voltage is low and current limited.

Check you breaker box to make sure there is power to the furnace.

Posted by: pawn at October 13, 2019 11:56 PM (PveK5)

382 Kartagener syndrome

Germans go to Kartagener. The Colombian Peso has a good exchange value against the Euro, and they can switch from Lufthansa to the Avianca plane in Florida.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 13, 2019 11:58 PM (xG/b0)

383 Don't forget the memes. If you have nothing to say, you can always quote an old movie.
Posted by: ALH at October 13, 2019 10:29 PM

I think the furnace is okay. But the thermostat is dead.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 13, 2019 10:27 PM


Look around, can you form some sort of rudimentary lathe?

Posted by: Guy Fleegman at October 14, 2019 12:01 AM (r6GXX)

384 From the gun thread:"News outlets report that gun enthusiasts are
cooperatively stockpiling common calibers of ammunition in
carefully-hidden five-gallon plastic buckets around the nation.
Thousands of them, according to reports..."





Posted by: Zod at October 13, 2019 07:50 PM (hgpSN)


Use things like mortar buckets. (That's buckets that tile mortar comes in, not buckets that mortar rounds come in.) They have a nice seal on the inside specifically to keep moisture in (or out). And they seal nice and tight.

Posted by: GWB at October 14, 2019 12:02 AM (QTm+F)

385 Great Dane self-Identification


Ha!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 14, 2019 12:03 AM (LQMoO)

386 "Hey Vern, I see your problem....you've got a s-s-s-s-sh---or--tt!!"

Posted by: pawn at October 14, 2019 12:03 AM (PveK5)

387
But, if you owe taxes you owe interest and penalties even if you file for an extension.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42

My check is for$913. I make quarterly estimated payments to avoid the failure to pay penalty. Under $1000 liabilty no penalty (simplified explanation). Interest rate is minimal.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel cop at October 14, 2019 12:06 AM (O/WIZ)

388 They hired Hunter Biden 'cuz he was Romney's kid.

Posted by: klaftern at October 14, 2019 12:10 AM (RuIsu)

389 Squirrel's around here don't mess with the engine they just hot wire the dang thing and use it for a beer and nuts run.
Posted by: Sock Monkey
---------

We laugh but...
"Newer Cars' Soy-Based Wiring Insulation
It seems that making insulation out of an edible substance makes it more appealing to pests."
https://tinyurl.com/yxp5xmkt


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2019 12:11 AM (hnyqs)

390 Posted by: klaftern at October 14, 2019 12:10 AM (RuIsu)

Hold on a moment. I thought Romney fathered a dog

Now I'm confused

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 14, 2019 12:11 AM (aA3+G)

391 The ones that shock me are the doctors who are going along with gender reassignment, or whatever, for children. That's just batshit crazy.



There's lots of cash to be made off of this little scheme. Consultations, operations, complications from operations, hormone meds, other meds... it's a cash cow for the medical field.

Posted by: shibumi at October 14, 2019 12:11 AM (2KYgn)

392 The red wire usually is the "hot" one
---------

Ignore the LED display rapidly counting down to zero.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 14, 2019 12:12 AM (hnyqs)

393 A guy like Romney has a lot of free time. Less than me, though.

Posted by: klaftern at October 14, 2019 12:14 AM (RuIsu)

394 We laugh but...
"Newer Cars' Soy-Based Wiring Insulation
It seems that making insulation out of an edible substance makes it more appealing to pests."
https://tinyurl.com/yxp5xmkt

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc

Little terrorists did chew up a MAF sensor in a truck I owned

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel cop at October 14, 2019 12:14 AM (O/WIZ)

395
What the heck is Hearst Television?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
---------

I can answer that.

Posted by: Linda Vaughn at October 14, 2019 12:15 AM (hnyqs)

396
Little terrorists did chew up a MAF sensor in a truck I owned
Posted by: Sock Monkey.
--------

Probably the pumpkin spice in the insulation.

Posted by: Linda Vaughn at October 14, 2019 12:16 AM (hnyqs)

397 My check is for$913. I make quarterly estimated payments to avoid the failure to pay penalty. Under $1000 liabilty no penalty (simplified explanation). Interest rate is minimal.
Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel cop at October 14, 2019 12:06 AM (O/WIZ)

Ok, I did wonder about the quarterly estimated taxes. Not certain how filing late would save any money though. We file quarterly estimates. If I recall correctly, you have to be within 10% as if I know what the market will do.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 14, 2019 12:16 AM (f9A2A)

398 Evasiveboat42

It's based in part on your previous years tax liabilty. Keep the tax owed under $1000 will generally avoid the failure to pay penalty which is the one that hurts. I dont file my taxes at the last moment to save money. I file them in October because I'm a procrastinator and an accountant in recovery

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel cop at October 14, 2019 12:22 AM (O/WIZ)

399 Squirrels are nothing compared to Norwegian Wood Rats

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel cop at October 14, 2019 12:25 AM (O/WIZ)

400 DO NOT hot wire anything with a paper clip.

Ever.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 13, 2019 10:43 PM (w7KSn)

I was sad when the gum manufacturers stopped using foil paper to wrap the individual sticks of gum.

But then the auto manufacturers went to using the push-in fuses instead of the barrel ones, and it didn't matter anymore.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2019 12:25 AM (xG/b0)

401 drat

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2019 12:26 AM (xG/b0)

402 401: Nice save

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 14, 2019 12:28 AM (awQLR)

403 If I recall correctly, you have to be within 10% as if I know what the market will do.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42

110% of the previous years tax liability will avoid the penalty if that's been an issue in the past.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel cop at October 14, 2019 12:31 AM (O/WIZ)

404 It's based in part on your previous years tax liabilty. Keep the tax owed under $1000 will generally avoid the failure to pay penalty which is the one that hurts. I dont file my taxes at the last moment to save money. I file them in October because I'm a procrastinator and an accountant in recovery
Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel cop at October 14, 2019 12:22 AM (O/WIZ)

Yes ,estimated based on previous year. We had a previous tax person that filed for extension. We were nailed hard for penalties. The tax firm paid them, wrote a letter to the IRS, a few years later the IRS refunded the penalty to us, we did the right thing and gave the money to the tax firm since they had already reimbursed us. Yes, we use someone else now. The Trump tax cuts have also hit us hard.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at October 14, 2019 12:36 AM (f9A2A)

405 Yankees v. Nationals for the Series?

Posted by: Fox2! at October 14, 2019 12:36 AM (MwFQu)

406
Twilight Zone with Kojak vs the evil doll is on MeTV. Talking Tina.

Posted by: Marie Osmond, certified GILF at October 14, 2019 12:37 AM (f1Vqw)

407 Look around, can you form some sort of rudimentary lathe?

Posted by: Guy Fleegman


DANG! I was waiting to get caught up on comments to say that. [salutes Guy]

Posted by: mindful webworker - never gum up never surrealist at October 14, 2019 12:38 AM (qBbz7)

408 Gotta ask. Who Let the Dogs Out?
Posted by: tbodie

Why do you ask?

Posted by: The cat at October 14, 2019 12:40 AM (O/WIZ)

409 394 We laugh but...
"Newer Cars' Soy-Based Wiring Insulation
It seems that making insulation out of an edible substance makes it more appealing to pests."
https://tinyurl.com/yxp5xmkt

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc

Little terrorists did chew up a MAF sensor in a truck I owned
Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel cop at October 14, 2019 12:14 AM (O/WIZ)

I have twice had a squirrel volunteer to lubricate the serpentine belt on a BMW 3 liter in-line 6. The service department was not amused in the least.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 14, 2019 12:40 AM (MwFQu)

410 Twilight Zone with Kojak vs the evil doll is on MeTV. Talking Tina.
Posted by: Marie Osmond

----

If you EVER get the chance, you gotta see an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour where Darren McGavin has his car stolen just after he's killed his wife and stuffed her body in the trunk... and the guy who runs the car-theft chop-shop is Telly Savalas, and he takes the car back to McGavin, who then tries to get the thieves to steal it again.

It's TV gold. It's genius!

Posted by: RKae at October 14, 2019 12:41 AM (vRlG4)

411 Newer Cars' Soy-Based Wiring Insulation
It seems that making insulation out of an edible substance makes it more appealing to pests.

----

I had some goddamn rats eat their way into my air-duct system, and it cost me $1600 to get it fixed.

Could'a done it in an afternoon FOR FREE 30 years ago, but now our dashboards are booby-trapped with airbags, so we're screwed.

I want my '62 Skylark back!

What we have now IS NOT PROGRESS!

Posted by: RKae at October 14, 2019 12:43 AM (vRlG4)

412 Acronym For The Day:

BLIP

Bar Life Is Paradise

;-)

Posted by: The Last To Post at October 14, 2019 12:44 AM (sV8fw)

413 karma is a stone bitch,

https://pluralist.com/sean-buchanan-killed-
by-illegal-immigrant-miguel-ramirez-
valiente/49999/

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 14, 2019 12:46 AM (tjNqg)

414

Tough Shit, Motherfucker.

Posted by: Rose Taco at October 14, 2019 12:48 AM (w3OLr)

415
I've seen that Hitchcock episode, and it is indeed a classic.

Kojak hadn't started shaving his head completely in this TZ episode.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2019 12:49 AM (f1Vqw)

416
The doll won't die! It won't die!!!

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2019 12:50 AM (f1Vqw)

417
I want my '62 Skylark back!



What we have now IS NOT PROGRESS!



Posted by: RKae at October 14, 2019 12:43 AM (vRlG4)


I heard quoted a survey of traffic fatalities and injuries post-adoption of the car airbags.
The upshot was that airbags did decrease injuries and fatalities for drivers and passengers, but this is linked to an increase of injuries of fatalities for pedestrians and other people outside of the car.

On review the explanation was that the feeling of safety by all this preventative muck causes people to drive a bit more carelessly.

"Imagine." as the explanation went, "that you have this one foot spike sticking out of the middle of your steering wheel ready to spit you if you hit anyone. Will you drive more or less carefully with that in your face?"

Posted by: Kindltot at October 14, 2019 12:50 AM (xG/b0)

418 Top of the 10th, 2 out, men on 1sty and 2nd. Score 2 all.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 14, 2019 12:52 AM (MwFQu)

419 Sorry, top of the 1th.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 14, 2019 12:52 AM (MwFQu)

420 I just lost 100 points in the Chinese social media score just by posting here! So much for train travel between Beijing and Shanghai. Guess I'll just have to suffer here in Ft Worth.

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at October 14, 2019 12:53 AM (SH7Tr)

421 Well, I am going to hit the sack. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 14, 2019 12:54 AM (khqxN)

422 Astros win!

walk off HR bottom of the 11th.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 14, 2019 12:58 AM (sy5kK)

423
arma is a stone bitch,

https://pluralist.com/sean-buchanan-killed-
by-illegal-immigrant-miguel-ramirez-
valiente/49999/
Posted by: redc1c4

=======

The only way that story could be better would be if the victim lived long enough to find out who killed him.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2019 01:02 AM (13CQC)

424 https://pluralist.com/sean-buchanan-killed-
by-illegal-immigrant-miguel-ramirez-
valiente/49999/
Posted by: redc1c4 at October 14, 2019 12:46 AM (tjNqg)


TinyURL is your friend, for Chrissake.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2019 01:02 AM (Rox1Z)

425 when you are driving a car with a steering wheel air bag, do NOT hold the wheel with the traditional 10-=2 grip, and your fingers wrapped around the rim.

unless, of course, you want dual broken wrists and other assorted trauma when the bag goes off.

this dawned on me years ago, and was proven a few year later when some moron made a blind turn in front of me and i T-boned the shit out of them.

i was holding about 4-7, with my fingers cupped on the rim, able to move it, but not wrapped around it or locked in place..

airbag went off, blew my hands down and away, and i had one small abrasion on my left wrist as a souvenir.

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 14, 2019 01:05 AM (tjNqg)

426 According to the findings of a new Hill-HarrisX poll, a shocking 32 percent of black male voters would prefer to vote for Donald Trump over a generic Democrat opponent in the 2020 presidential election.


From a poll at BigLeaguePolitics.com


Now, it also said that black women only support him at 7%.

I believe that Trump got overall about 8% of the black vote in 2016.

But 32% of black men is a big swing to reelecting him.


As the article concludes: no wonder why they are doing everything to destroy him!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 14, 2019 01:07 AM (sy5kK)

427 TinyURL is your friend, for Chrissake.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 14, 2019 01:02 AM (Rox1Z)

---
unless, of course, you got a root kit virus in the past, following a blind link here.

my way shows you where you are going, and you have multiple ways to get there once you do.

but your objection is noted.

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 14, 2019 01:09 AM (tjNqg)

428
TinyURL is your friend, for Chrissake.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

========

It pasted perfectly for me!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2019 01:09 AM (13CQC)

429 karma is a stone bitch,

https://pluralist.com/sean-buchanan-killed-
by-illegal-immigrant-miguel-ramirez-
valiente/49999/

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 14, 2019 12:46 AM (tjNqg)


That's even funnier if you read the local MSM story about that accident. I read a local ABC News article (linked below) and there was one YUUGE glaring omission. Care to take a guess what the local news left out of the story?

Go here to compare and contrast.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5s8ccrt

Fake News lies by commission AND omission.

Posted by: RickZ at October 14, 2019 01:15 AM (Y8PSl)

430 @293. Word!
As a mom who watched every sponge bob episode countless times, it is a lovely cartoon for kids with a good message. And interviews with it's now deceased creator show he's just a good guy. The only asshole is Squidward who is the liberal SJW prototype. And SB and Patrick always defeat him.

Did you check out the chick prof who wrote that trash? She looks just like I'd guess, and ugly white SJW woman.

Why do we even pay any attention to these idiots? Media?

Posted by: keena at October 14, 2019 01:17 AM (RiTnx)

431 413 karma is a stone bitch,


geez, gotta say that I am not feeling bad about this guy who got killed by the criminal illegal that got off by the lefty district attorney.

Trump tried, indirectly, to do his best to save the guy's life. It kind of reminds me of Russian Roulette.

What will be interesting is the response from his church congregation and his wife? Will they see the errors in their ways, or do they want more illegals, who have committed additional felonies, to be accountable?

Or is it all still #OrangeManBad all down the line?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 14, 2019 01:18 AM (sy5kK)

432
Speaking of Hitchcock, tonight is the hilarious episode where this somewhat prudish, prim and proper Englishwoman goes on holiday in France. She decides to take a bath in her hotel, which in a separate bath room on the hall with her room.

She gets out and goes back to her room. The knob falls off in her hand as she closes the door, and then she realizes she's stepped into the wrong room, noticing a man sleeping the bed.

She's mortified and afraid of scandal. He hides in the closet, then under the bed. She then discovers the man is dead, and that makes the situation even more frantic.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2019 01:24 AM (f1Vqw)

433 houston wins 3-2 in the bottom of the 11th with a solo homer.

On to The Bronx!

Posted by: Fox2! at October 14, 2019 01:25 AM (MwFQu)

434 Cali speed reels from 800 ft. above Sacramento...
north to south mid day , secured parking lot at Capitol State parking lot.......Gov. Newsom entering...Up Armored Black SUV.....heading south on I-5 to Getty Museum in SOCAL to



KISS THE RING

that's right boys and girls.......bought and paid for, little miss Getty Whore....can't bag on BATH HOUSE BROWN anymore

Posted by: Nightwatchdrone at October 14, 2019 01:29 AM (kFkpX)

435 and the gun take away begins with this little bitch

Posted by: Nightwatchdrone at October 14, 2019 01:36 AM (kFkpX)

436 I started in this week on the next Big Project around the house. I am ripping out the lawn and planting new grass.

I'll do half now and the other half in the spring. Doing it that way so I can move tractors and such around without turning new grass into a mud pit.

Finished up the first 8000 sq ft this morning (plowed, disked, raked, seeded, buried, rolled, top covered, fertilized, and watered) in the back yard. That's a little under a quarter of the whole shebang. Next is one of the side yards and a bit more in back by the patio and spa. Less tractor and more hand tools for that.

My back is calling me names.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at October 14, 2019 01:38 AM (di1hb)

437 I've been pondering that story about the man killed by the illegal driver - the victim had foolish ideas, but he didn't deserve to die for them. Look at him with 5 kids - he loved children, he believed in dedicating himself to a family, he was a good man who just had piss poor ideas about governance. There are a lot of "good" people who should never be allowed to have any say in how we're governed, because they're incapable of understanding the harsher things about this world that one has to know if one is to govern.

It may be that our whole experiment with "democracy" will turn out to be a big mistake.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2019 01:41 AM (V2Yro)

438 Deep...DEEP sigh and a pull on the scotch got nothing past this...jus shakin me head...jus shakin me head.



night all

Posted by: Nightwatchdrone at October 14, 2019 01:43 AM (kFkpX)

439 @361
I've had exactly the same issue with Win10. I don't hate windows 10.......yet, everythign is going fine on my laptop then windows forces me to do a dreaded update. I dont' want to. It doesnt care that I don't want to.

Said update goes in....laptop goes to sleep even tho its set to NEVER go to sleep.
So I gotta go digging through the advanced settings and the balanced setting is causing the problem.

I really thought my laptop (which is a cheap ACER) was dying. I was hitting the power button for literally 15 secs and nothing would happen.
Fucking windows updates Gah!

Posted by: bh guy who hates windows update at October 14, 2019 01:44 AM (RfmMM)

440 Behold the UW prof who hates Sponge Bob for his racism

https://tinyurl.com/yy333pmc

Surprised?

Posted by: keena at October 14, 2019 01:45 AM (RiTnx)

441 So this one time, back in the 2010s, I shoved a social media thread up my ass, and pulled it out and it smelled like shit.

Half of my followers liked the shit and the other half called me on the shit.

Shit.

Posted by: Fritz at October 14, 2019 01:46 AM (kLDv+)

442 Behold the UW prof who hates Sponge Bob for his racism

https://tinyurl.com/yy333pmc

Surprised?
Posted by: keena at October 14, 2019 01:45 AM (RiTnx)

Is that a man or a woman?

Posted by: Surfperch at October 14, 2019 01:48 AM (tVQUs)

443 the victim had foolish ideas, but he didn't deserve to die for them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2019 01:41 AM (V2Yro)


Very sanctimonious and mouthy about those ideas.

Better him than somebody else. Don't care about the wife and kids. He advocated for his own death. Me uncaring? Yeah, so sue me.

Posted by: RickZ at October 14, 2019 01:48 AM (Y8PSl)

444 gawd, I just watched the body cam video of the Ft. Worth cop who shot a woman inside her own house. My god what a total fuck up that is! Thing is, that Barny Fife is going to get cops killed down the road, both because of direct revenge shooting, and also because this kind of thing is so outrageous that it's going to force police chiefs to order their officers to *never* fire the first shot, on penalty of being charged with murder.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2019 01:49 AM (V2Yro)

445
karma is a stone bitch,

https://pluralist.com/sean-buchanan-killed-
by-illegal-immigrant-miguel-ramirez-
valiente/49999/


Posted by: redc1c4 at October 14, 2019 12:46 AM (tjNqg)


yeah I just keep hearing the lyrics to Slayer's Die by the sword running through my head.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2019 01:52 AM (9Om/r)

446
On of the updates here on my latest machine turned the "Fast Shutdown" option on without my knowing it. This is another name for a "hybrid shutdown". Userland shuts down and the kernel gets into a state before the userland has been started. It then hibernates.

It does not flush the hard disk write buffers, letting the disks get into an inbetween state. If you boot any other OS or even another instance of Windows, it will cause disk corruption.

It did that with me, and corrupted 3 or 4 partitions.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2019 01:53 AM (f1Vqw)

447 Better him than somebody else. Don't care about the
wife and kids. He advocated for his own death. Me uncaring? Yeah, so
sue me.

Posted by: RickZ at October 14, 2019 01:48 AM (Y8PSl)

Fuck yeah better him than somebody else.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2019 01:54 AM (9Om/r)

448
Aren't we supposed to get something from James O'Keeffe tomorrow? An expose of CNN.

I'm a bit underwhelmed by him overall.

Generally lot of chit-chat from someone who isn't in management who winds up getting canned, and then it's business as usual for the lefty organization.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2019 01:56 AM (13CQC)

449 @446.
And I thought the Mysterious Sleeping Laptop was bad. Wow.
Wouldn't you think Microsoft would test this stuff out before they unleash it?
Seriously.

Posted by: bh guy who hates windows update at October 14, 2019 01:58 AM (RfmMM)

450
the body cam video of the Ft. Worth cop

Posted by: Tom Servo

=======

He saw a human being in a house. What other choice did he have than to shoot it, I ask you?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2019 01:59 AM (13CQC)

451 437
Giving up on the United States FORM of Democracy is really
well
I just deleted 2 paragraphs so as not to get banned



you better figure it out.......quickly

Posted by: Nightwatchdrone at October 14, 2019 02:00 AM (kFkpX)

452 Fuck yeah better him than somebody else.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2019 01:54 AM (9Om/r)


You just know if some other poor working slob with a wife and kids and had died in that crash, that asshole would have been protesting any arrest/conviction/deportation of the illegal perp because diversity and because he's an asshole. But mostly because he's an asshole (now properly deceased).

No fucking sympathy from me whatsoever.

Posted by: RickZ at October 14, 2019 02:00 AM (Y8PSl)

453
Windows is getting so damned complex, running on so many different types of systems with countless different configurations that testing for every possible combination is impossible.

The fast shutdown thing wouldn't be a problem if one had only the one install of Windows and wasn't multibooting. You'd think they would put something in to catch that, but MS has never been one to try to place nice with other OSes. Of course, here, it's not even playing nice with itself in other installs.

This resetting of sundry settings seems to happen randomly. Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't, depending on countless factors.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2019 02:04 AM (f1Vqw)

454 450

"those police officers acted stupidly......

"If I had a son, he would look like Trevon.....

make sure you check the TABS where this s^^t all started


You and BERRY play golf much?....hope not....

Posted by: Nightwatchdrone at October 14, 2019 02:06 AM (kFkpX)

455 He saw a human being in a house. What other choice did he have than to shoot it, I ask you?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2019 01:59 AM (13CQC)

Glad I was out back takin a dump

Posted by: Bowser at October 14, 2019 02:11 AM (SxBH1)

456 You just know if some other poor working slob with a
wife and kids and had died in that crash, that asshole would have been
protesting any arrest/conviction/deportation of the illegal perp because
diversity and because he's an asshole. But mostly because he's an
asshole (now properly deceased).



No fucking sympathy from me whatsoever.

Posted by: RickZ at October 14, 2019 02:00 AM (Y8PSl)


yeah, exactly. A two-fer in the win column.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 14, 2019 02:12 AM (9Om/r)

457
Then there was the infamous 1809 update, Fall of 2018. The latest is 1903, and there's another one coming about right now.

Anyway, there was a bug in the 1809 upgrade install that would *delete* user data files in the home directory. It had something to do with some OneDrive setting and affected way less than 1%.

Now, during the beta testing, the Windows INsider preview program as they call it now, that bug was encountered and reported. Multiple times.

Somehow, those bug reports were ignored. They released and it started hitting users big time. They had to pull the upgrade until they got it fixed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2019 02:13 AM (f1Vqw)

458 Ft worth cop should see some real prison time. If it were any one of us we would be screwed. Cop needs a god scewing for murder. Bad bad shoot.

Posted by: usntakim at October 14, 2019 02:14 AM (0OmEj)

459 448 blonde morticia; What to do want? The one end all be all sniper bullet? O' Keefe is a good foot soldier, support him.

Posted by: George at October 14, 2019 02:20 AM (tbWBf)

460
O' Keefe is a good foot soldier, support him.
Posted by: George

=======

I know he is, but I think he over-promises. Maybe tone down the "blockbuster" talk, because he's never gotten something like a policy meeting where they're actually plotting to take down Trump; just some engineer riffing in the employee cafeteria.

I think the best expose so far -- from a source that I don't think is known yet -- is that Google all-hands meeting right after Trump was elected. All those C-level fucks caught with their diapers around their ankles.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2019 02:31 AM (13CQC)

461 Didn't click the link, have to go to bed.

But public compulsory schooling was never anything more than a sop to the unions.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 14, 2019 02:33 AM (AZ3YB)

462 Catching up late. I would add a postscript to WeirdDave's excellent "Suicide is Painless" thread earlier, if I may.

We think of suicide as a single act at a single time--the act of swallowing the pills, or jumping off the bridge, or what have you. This is not always the form suicide takes. In fact, there are suicides that go unrecognized, disguised as deaths from heart disease, or complications of diabetes, or other such.

These are the slow-motion suicides. Sometimes folks just start losing interest in the things that keep them going. They stop looking after themselves, believing it isn't worthwhile. They stop seeing to their personal affairs, thinking it's pointless. Bit by bit, the basics of life fall away, until eventually they die of this or that, often on the streets or in some shelter.

Make no mistake, these are every bit the suicides the folk who hang or shoot themselves are. These people gave up on life, but for whatever reason couldn't take the single act, so they dragged it out. It's likely they never realized that's what they were doing. It's a damned subtle way to end yourself.

I should know. When my treatment for depression started last year, one of the realizations that hit like a truck was that I had been doing exactly this to myself for God only knows how long. I still am, though I struggle to overcome it. I fear I will eventually lose this battle; either the damage done already will take its toll, or one day I will simply give up entirely, the weight of previous choices becoming so hard to overcome that my already-weak spirit will simply collapse entirely.

This may be the hardest form to counteract, even if you recognize it. Stopping a simple act is one thing, but how do you counteract the way a person lives their entire life? How do you get a person who believes they aren't worthwhile to start living as if they were? I have no answers. I probably never will, at least while I draw breath. If I had those answers I would not be the miserable wretch that I am.

Just...understand. This is what some of us do. It's a lot less about you than you may think. It's not your fault. If we were healthy we wouldn't do this. We are sick, mentally and spiritually, and science has fewer answers than it would admit.

That's all I've got. Sorry it's not more or happier. But I don't really do "happy" these days.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at October 14, 2019 02:45 AM (D5yyd)

463 Brother C...drop me a line sometimes it helps to chat in a forum other than the grey boxes.


Jsims59tils. at geeee mail dot com

Posted by: The cat at October 14, 2019 02:52 AM (O/WIZ)

464 Off kitty sock


* chases sock around room

Posted by: Sock Monkey. at October 14, 2019 02:53 AM (O/WIZ)

465

*tap tap


Hmm ...always the last one. I ain't cleaning up after the rest of you!

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian at October 14, 2019 03:25 AM (O/WIZ)

466 Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian

Look at all the dust. You have job security,

Can't sleep, alas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 03:26 AM (u82oZ)

467 Slow night, probably only need a broom.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 03:28 AM (dyO5W)

468
I bet having homicide deceives wandering around asking a lot of questions is not a happy time for Antifa-types.

======
If they find anything that reflects badly on Antifa rest assured that it will be most thorough suppresed.

I read somewhere (how's that for documentation) that surrounding communities will refuse to send their cops to assist Portland in any future troubles for fear that if things go south their people will be thrown under the bus.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at October 14, 2019 03:29 AM (IWA6/)

469 Mornin', all

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 03:29 AM (dyO5W)

470 Can't sleep, alas.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Ditto...the problem tomorrow will be that I won't be able to wake up

* grabs mop*

Dang these folks sure make a mess. Well, at least there wasn't any suprise anal

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian at October 14, 2019 03:40 AM (O/WIZ)

471 Dang these folks sure make a mess. Well, at least there wasn't any suprise anal

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian at October 14, 2019 03:40 AM (O/WIZ)

The bar doesn't close 'til 4 a.m. Plenty of time, so keep those butt cheeks clenched.

Posted by: RickZ at October 14, 2019 03:44 AM (Y8PSl)

472 2:45, par for the course.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 03:45 AM (dyO5W)

Posted by: RickZ at October 14, 2019 03:45 AM (Y8PSl)

474
I read somewhere (how's that for documentation) that surrounding communities will refuse to send their cops to assist Portland in any future troubles for fear that if things go south their people will be thrown under the bus.
Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad

I heard somewhere that a mayorial canidate in Portland had the elimination of the Police as one of her policy planks. She was the frontrunner I believe. Apparently they have a term limit in Portland so the current douchebag is done. The Clark county Sheriff responded to her statement and informed her that the Sheriff's department wouldn't be covering their ass.

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian at October 14, 2019 03:48 AM (O/WIZ)

475 Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian

Hard to clean with you back to the wall.

I'm going to turn in. Blessings on you and the rest of the Horde.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 03:49 AM (u82oZ)

476 Last call. Drink em up

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian, bartender , bouncer at October 14, 2019 03:51 AM (O/WIZ)

477 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2019 03:51 AM (arJlL)

478 Hey Insanity,if your still here, how are things with your mom?

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian, bartender , bouncer at October 14, 2019 03:53 AM (O/WIZ)

479 Serious you guys, have you ever had a sense of deja vu when reading the comments?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 13, 2019 10:28 PM (BiNEL)


It usually means they've changed something in The Matrix.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2019 03:55 AM (Z4rgH)

480 It usually means they've changed something in The Matrix.
Posted by: GnuBreed

My tv blipped awhile back. Of course that could have just been the squirrels bombing the antenna.

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian, bartender , bouncer at October 14, 2019 04:00 AM (O/WIZ)

481 Sock monkey, not great mind-wise. Went up north this weekend again. She didn't remember that it is a long drive. (Went weekend before also). Helped her pack her overnite bag and talked about staying overnite, what we would be doing, but she was surprised we weren't going back home same day.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 04:04 AM (dyO5W)

482 So a adventure

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2019 04:07 AM (ZCEU2)

483 Most of the time there is no longer a two or three-step thought process, you know what I mean?

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 04:08 AM (dyO5W)

484 Skip, to say the least!

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 04:09 AM (dyO5W)

485 Ican relate. Paterfamilias spent the last 2 years of his life living with my wife and I. I watched him enter into the final stage of Alzheimer's. It was the toughest thing I've ever had to do. That being said it was a huge blessing in my life. I would do it again without hesitation. My older brother spent a little bit of time with him but my other 2 siblings were no where to be found. Persevere my grey box friend. It's a good thing you're doing. I put my email out for Brother C a few posts earlier. Feel free to drop me a line. One of the things that helped in my journey was talking with other people dealing with the same situation.

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian, bartender , bouncer at October 14, 2019 04:13 AM (O/WIZ)

486 Did I comment about the library books? She still loves to read. Granted she can read the same book 2 weeks later and not realize it! The last two books she had, i noticed one had a loose page. She said it was like that when she started reading. Hmmm, maybe. Thought to myself I'd hand it to librarian upon return so it could be repaired. The day she started the next book, 1st thing she did was tear out the title page! "Well what else will I use to mark where i stop reading?" was her response to WHAT ARE YOU DOING? The library was our most frequent outing.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 04:17 AM (dyO5W)

487 Sock monkey, thanks. The situation family-wise is similar. I will make note of the email, you are correct about a venue to talk. There is nothing I can do to change the situation, but talking (and laughing, and crying) with someone you can compare notes with, it sure helps.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 04:23 AM (dyO5W)

488 Get a real book marker when give her the book

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2019 04:26 AM (ZCEU2)

489 Ft. Worth cop violated basic Trigger Discipline, by not "indexing" his finger along the frame above the trigger guard.

With his finger ON the trigger, the adrenaline dump of seeing a person in the "open door" welfare check house, coupled with the muscle tensing act of yelling commands, created just enough muscular contraction throughout his whole body, that the already "fight or flight" grip he had on the gun, transmitted to the trigger finger, and BANG, happened before he even realized it.

Failure to comply with procedure. Failure to exercise proper trigger discipline. Unintended discharge due to failure to manage and control his own actions and reactions.

Manslaughter, straight up. Felony Murder if the jury is so inclined, but not Pre-Meditated Homicide.

If the cop wants the minimally injurious outcome to his life and future, he'll use my explanation in his own words, OWN his mistakes, turn in his badge and gun and resign his commission.

Only this might sway a jury to show mercy, I think.

So many cops did this with revolvers that could be "cocked" into Single Action mode, resulting in a "hair trigger", that many departments ordered "Double Action Only variants thereof.

Having watched that video, the cop did not INTEND to shoot, at all. It's the shouted commands, the chest wall tightening, and resultant overall muscle contractions, that overcame the pistol's mere few pounds of trigger resistance, till it could resist no more.

"bang".

Keep your booger hook offa the bang switch, Horde.

You know when it's Shooty / Non Shooty time. And what to do, accordingly.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 14, 2019 04:27 AM (QzJWU)

490 Keep her reading! My dad was reading when he first moved in. It seemed to help keep his mind engaged. The last year + it was old western movies. I think I have about 75 John Wayne DVDs. We could watch the same one a couple times a day. I can qoute a few of the Duke's movies line for line.

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian, bartender , bouncer at October 14, 2019 04:28 AM (O/WIZ)

491 Yeah. Except she has those! I am still thrown by these things even though i know most of the time her thought processes are lacking. I realize that is my failing, and it slaps me in the face every so often!

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 04:32 AM (dyO5W)

492 re CA's insane new law (BIRM) about single use shampoo bottles in motels --

I've stayed in quite a few motels over the years, though mostly in the South. I can recall exactly ONE place that had a dispenser mounted in the shower; the rest used the small bottles.

And that brings me to my main point -- I bet Gavin has a buddy in the dispenser selling/filling business, and ole Gav probably is getting a cut of profits.

Let's see here, if my calcs are right there about 3 million hotel/motel rooms in the US, though I couldn't find an exact stat on that. Meh. Close enough.

That's a lotta dispensers, boys and girls.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2019 04:32 AM (Z4rgH)

493 She goes thru 2 books a week. Likes the Jack Reacher novels.

Westerns? Oh, yeah. She only watches Grit TV. We do watch old movies, also. Now that the weather is changing, there will be more of that.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 04:34 AM (dyO5W)

494 Let's see here, if my calcs are right there about 3 million hotel/motel rooms in the US, though I couldn't find an exact stat on that. Meh. Close enough.

That's a lotta dispensers, boys and girls.
Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2019 04:32 AM (Z4rgH)

Whats the reason for the dispensers? Are the plastic bottles a environuisance? Think of how much packing waste there will be in all those dispensers..so much styrofoam

Posted by: A dude in MI at October 14, 2019 04:36 AM (SxBH1)

495 ..That's a lotta dispensers, boys and girls.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2019 04:32 AM (Z4rgH)



The sanitation companies such as San-Tex who did the urinal mints, rubber screens and such, were all bought out by giants in the Rental Uniform Industry, mostly in the '90s, early '00s.

ARAMARK is the giant, and buys a shit-ton of Made in China garments for their uniform rental side of the house.

CINTAS is next, but a more Patriotic, Cincinnati based giant.

UniFirst and G&K constantly vie for 3rd.

Can't speak to G&K, but UniFirst has nothing BUT U.S. and U.S. territory manufactured uniforms. (NYSE: UNF)

The Uniform Giants are the MASTERS of the Route Sales delivery business mode. It was childs play for them to subsume all off the "sanitation" companies into their route sales models.

So?

Watch for the Uniform Giants to step into he market for "refilling" those in-bath dispenser systems.

And. Follow. The. MONEY.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

in late from work/ time to zzzz

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!

Posted by: Jim at October 14, 2019 04:40 AM (QzJWU)

496 Does she get agitated at night? Dad had classic sundowners. I learned to redirect and try to keep him engaged. It helped sometimes. Movie suggestion Rooster Cogburn and the Lady. Katherine Hepburn is a great foil to the Duke

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian, bartender , bouncer at October 14, 2019 04:45 AM (O/WIZ)

497 Ohhhh, so fur sales are banned starting 2023 in Leftifornia

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2019 04:51 AM (ZCEU2)

498 494 Whats the reason for the dispensers? Are the plastic bottles a environuisance? Think of how much packing waste there will be in all those dispensers..so much styrofoam

Posted by: A dude in MI at October 14, 2019 04:36 AM (SxBH1)


Yup, that's the claimed reason. But as Jim and I said, it's all about the money. China is probably gearing up to sell in this market as we speak. Lotsa loot to be made in a regulation like this 'un.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 14, 2019 04:51 AM (Z4rgH)

499 Not so much agitated, more confused. Sometimes she will insist it's time for bed directly after supper. And if she wakes at night she won't believe it's not the start of the day. And, sometimes she wakes up an hour after she goes to sleep and dresses to go downstairs for breakfast

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 04:51 AM (dyO5W)

500 Sometimes she will be agreeable and listen to what i tell her, but other times it's, "you must be crazy, cant you see it's morning?" As she looks outside into the dark, she'll say it must be storming out.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 04:54 AM (dyO5W)

501 You're absolutely right about laughing and crying. It's ok to cry, that's your mom. Work real hard to recognize the things that are so frustrating is the disease and not her. Laughing is good medicine. I worked really hard to get my dad to laugh. It helped me to keep things in perspective.Going to climb up in the tree and try to entice sleep. I don't check my email frequently but I will make an effort . Hang in there. You and your mom are on my prayer list.

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian, bartender , bouncer at October 14, 2019 05:00 AM (O/WIZ)

502 Sleep well, sock monkey. And, thanks!

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 05:02 AM (dyO5W)

503 Prayers with you MLii

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2019 05:03 AM (ZCEU2)

504 I swear the prayers are what is getting me through this, Skip! Thanks.

Must get on the road. I'm slacking for a Monday.

Have a great day all, hope it's a sunny one in your world.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 05:05 AM (dyO5W)

505 Sometimes she will be agreeable and listen to what i tell her, but other times it's, "you must be crazy, cant you see it's morning?" As she looks outside into the dark, she'll say it must be storming out.
Posted by: My life is insanity

One of the hardest things I had to learn was to not argue. I tried redirecting instead. Towards his end he would frequently wake me up in the middle of the night. It's not easy to not argue when your tired and grumpy.

Posted by: Sock Monkey....AoSHq custodian, bartender , bouncer at October 14, 2019 05:05 AM (O/WIZ)

506 Damn! Frost on the windshield.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 05:17 AM (/6i9I)

507 Looks like I'm rearranging stuff in the garage today.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 05:19 AM (/6i9I)

508 >>One of the hardest things I had to learn was to not argue.

Yes! I do have this tendency to need to be right, or have things done 'correctly'. Another of my failings!

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 05:21 AM (/6i9I)

509 Ok, truck is warming up. I am out. See you all tomorrow, God willing.

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 14, 2019 05:23 AM (/6i9I)

510 G'morning, all.

Need to call the vet first thing. Piggy is sick. He won't eat. Since eating is about all they do, that's not good.

Posted by: creeper at October 14, 2019 05:33 AM (JKTNb)

511 Good morning! Currently 40 on the way to 75 with a few clouds and a 7 knot breeze this afternoon. I may get something in my eye and not see being at work after lunch.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 14, 2019 05:35 AM (JgJV1)

512 ibguy, I'm concentrating hard on Marilyn and Tom. And you, too.

Missed the cancer walk this year. Thanks for leaving the link in your nick. I think you're over your goal now.

Posted by: creeper at October 14, 2019 05:41 AM (JKTNb)

513 Speaking of Donny & Marie (or Sonny & Cher), do you remember the way the distaff side could be snarky and the male side was expected to be the butt of the jokes?

Did you notice that the distaff side could use "female logic", which was not Aristotelian logic?

Now we have the Democrats using "female logic" constantly. Trump is an Aristotelian. But he is not as tolerant as Donny or Sonny. But being POTUS is not being the male star of a comedy, variety show either.

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at October 14, 2019 06:05 AM (EMi53)

514 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 14, 2019 06:12 AM (Z7b/F)

515 There's a nice article on AT this morning about George Gershwin, so I fired up "Rhapsody in Blue".


Did you know Gershwin was only 38 when he died?

Posted by: creeper at October 14, 2019 06:16 AM (JKTNb)

516 Mornin yall. Is it Friday yet?

Posted by: freaked at October 14, 2019 06:25 AM (Tnijr)

517 Good Morning Glories!

Cooler weather for the past couple of days and some rain.

My treadmill died, have a new one on order. It's available in 2 colors - pink and black. I picked black, maybe the hubs will get on it. He sure wouldn't if I bought the pink one.

Posted by: ALH at October 14, 2019 06:25 AM (f7Tfe)

518 Good Morning ONT Morons; today is Monday, October 14, 2019. On this day in in 1066 the Battle of Hastings pretty much decided the fate of England. The Normans saw their chance with England divided in a war of session to the throne they first hit at Hastings. The fighting for England continues but was over fairly quickly. William 'the conqueror' was crowned King on Christmas day that same year.


Ramirez


https://tinyurl.com/y3zfod7l


And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:26 AM (mpXpK)

519 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:27 AM (u82oZ)

520 Did you know Gershwin was only 38 when he died?


Posted by: creeper at October 14, 2019 06:16 AM (JKTNb)

He died of a malignant brain tumor. With today's medicine they may have been able to save him.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:30 AM (mpXpK)

521 Is this Ilhan Omar, in full face, at the Trump rally in Minnesota. At eight seconds in video. She claims she was in Morocco but this sure looks like her:https://twitter.com/JohnNizich/status/1183653152286920704?s=20

Posted by: Jane at October 14, 2019 06:30 AM (K58zD)

522 Thank you, Vic. Much appreciated.

Just an aside to you. We joke about you being Noah's Engine Room Assistant, or ancient of days. But Ben Had is proud to say she is older than you.

So you two young whippersnappers, kindly get off my lawn.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:32 AM (u82oZ)

523 497 Ohhhh, so fur sales are banned starting 2023 in Leftifornia
Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2019 04:51 AM (ZCEU2)

Fur Red Flag laws will be fun enforcing.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 06:32 AM (JFO2v)

524 I have a LOT of his stuff done by Arthur Fiedler who also is no longer with us.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:32 AM (mpXpK)

525 Is this Ilhan Omar, in full face, at the Trump rally in Minnesota. At eight seconds in video. She claims she was in Morocco but this sure looks like her:https://twitter.com/JohnNizich/status/1183653152286920704?s=20
Posted by: Jane


Saw where people on Facebook were saying it was her.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 14, 2019 06:32 AM (Z7b/F)

526 {{{creeper}}}

Good morning. I am making progress on my wife accompanying me to our MiniMoMeet.

I trust you are full of vim and vigor, and have a smashing day.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:34 AM (u82oZ)

527 522 So you two young whippersnappers, kindly get off my lawn.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:32 AM (u82oZ)

That is a long time AOS meme. And no I was not around for the Battle of Hastings.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:34 AM (mpXpK)

528 Is this Ilhan Omar, in full face, at the Trump rally in Minnesota. her:https://twitter.com/JohnNizich/status/1183653152286920704?s=20
Posted by: Jane at October 14, 2019 06:30 AM (K58zD)

Yes it's her. She lies without compunction and, she knows, without consequence.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at October 14, 2019 06:34 AM (H8QX8)

529 Vic.

Sigh. Gershwin. Taken too soon.

I was in a little theater remake of "Of Thee I Sing" as a callow youth. He could really make good music.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:36 AM (u82oZ)

530 I am suffering this morning. No coffee and no breakfast. I have a doctor's appointment this morning and blood-work which requires fasting. One of these day after I'm dead they will develop a lipid test that does not require fasting.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:36 AM (mpXpK)

531 A convicted pedophile from Indiana was busted for trying to have sex with a 14-year-old girl after walking 351 miles to meet her.

Thot this was kind of funny.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 06:37 AM (JFO2v)

532 Vic, along those lines I was playing a lot of Leroy Anderson. He could do more with 4 minutes of music than anyone I know.

I sent his "Home Stretch" to Ben Had, as commentary on the approaching MoMeet.

I think that music would be excellent to play as part of an UNREP breakaway.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

533 rhennigantx

Not 500 miles?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

534 Vic, hope the numbers come out great, and you can enjoy coffee and breakfast soon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

535 531
A convicted pedophile from Indiana was busted for trying to have sex
with a 14-year-old girl after walking 351 miles to meet her.



Thot this was kind of funny.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 06:37 AM (JFO2v)

The recidivism rate for people convicted of pedophilia runs between 10 and 50 percent. The rate varies so much because which ever ax grinding group who does the study does it differently. It is probably MUCH higher than 50%

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:41 AM (mpXpK)

536 I have to get Monday work preps underway.

Have a blessed day, everyone.

May no YOLO Darwin Award candidate approach your vehicle.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:42 AM (u82oZ)

537 533 rhennigantx

Not 500 miles?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

If it would have been a 10 YO he would have made the extra miles.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 06:43 AM (JFO2v)

538 532
Vic, along those lines I was playing a lot of Leroy Anderson. He could do more with 4 minutes of music than anyone I know.



I sent his "Home Stretch" to Ben Had, as commentary on the approaching MoMeet.



I think that music would be excellent to play as part of an UNREP breakaway.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:39 AM (u82oZ)


Wasn't he the one who did Sleigh Ride. That is one of my favorite Christmas songs.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:44 AM (mpXpK)

539 Vic, Yes.

GTG.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:45 AM (u82oZ)

540 ha!

It may not be necessary to take steps that might reveal the whistleblowers identity to do that, and were going to make sure we protect that whistleblower.

So the whistle blowed or not!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 06:45 AM (JFO2v)

541 534
Vic, hope the numbers come out great, and you can enjoy coffee and breakfast soon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

Well the appointment is for 0915. Allowing for a 1 hour wait I should be able to have lunch by noon.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:46 AM (mpXpK)

542 Vic, came back to give you a link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4xy07BuIq0

Hope the margins are safe. The portrait at 1:57 is how I imagine Ben Had at work.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:49 AM (u82oZ)

543 I suspect JJ will have a lot of Sanders links today. Economists are saying rich people would have a 97.5% tax rate under his stuff.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:50 AM (mpXpK)

544 Vic, may you get in and out fast. Prayers ascending if needed. really gtg.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:50 AM (u82oZ)

545 542
Vic, came back to give you a link:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4xy07BuIq0



Hope the margins are safe. The portrait at 1:57 is how I imagine Ben Had at work.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 14, 2019 06:49 AM (u82oZ)

Doesn't matter about margins, I can't do videos from U-tube without a lot of mods to my windows programs.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:51 AM (mpXpK)

546 G'mornin' Horde !

in & out ...

coffee in hand, off to LaCrosse to see the docs for test, bbl


if available, prayers appreciated.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 14, 2019 06:51 AM (wscsn)

547 543 I suspect JJ will have a lot of Sanders links today. Economists are saying rich people would have a 97.5% tax rate under his stuff.
Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:50 AM (mpXpK)

It is amazing how many people think that taxing 400 or 500 people is a real policy that can work. Hell, just kill them and take their money.

Every day I am more convinced that taxing income and investment has ZERO to do with funding Big Govt.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 06:54 AM (JFO2v)

548 When ever they schedule me for these tests I wish they could schedule them real early in the morning. But every damn doc we have in this town does rounds at the hospital in the early morning and doesn't open their office until later. Too bad they don't use an independent lab to do the tests.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:54 AM (mpXpK)

549 The UN is running out of money and may have to do away with water coolers.

Posted by: freaked at October 14, 2019 06:55 AM (Tnijr)

550 Anyone attempting to split China in any part of the country will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones, Xi said Sunday

You have to break a few eggs.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 06:58 AM (JFO2v)

551 548 When ever they schedule me for these tests I wish they could schedule them real early in the morning. But every damn doc we have in this town does rounds at the hospital in the early morning and doesn't open their office until later. Too bad they don't use an independent lab to do the tests.
Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 06:54 AM (mpXpK)

I just ask my doc for orders and go to a lab. Most open at 0600 or so.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 07:00 AM (JFO2v)

552 549 The UN is running out of money and may have to do away with water coolers.
Posted by: freaked at October 14, 2019 06:55 AM (Tnijr)

And may have to limit rape trips for troops to disaster areas.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 07:01 AM (JFO2v)

553 Good morning. Reading about the shampoo crisis in California. I know some folks who have a motel. They got rid of the individual soaps and shampoos for dispensers, and it didn't take a law. About once a week some fool would throw an empty pack or bottle in the toilet. They only flush so far, and then cause stoppage.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 14, 2019 07:03 AM (C1Lsn)

554 Ask not for whom the whistle blows... and don't dare ask the name of the blower.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at October 14, 2019 07:04 AM (H8QX8)

555
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 14, 2019 07:04 AM (ceIDk)

556 551
I just ask my doc for orders and go to a lab. Most open at 0600 or so.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 07:00 AM (JFO2v)

I thought about that and did a quick search for independent labs. The closest one is in Florence, SC about 40 miles away depending on which part.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 07:04 AM (mpXpK)

557 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a controversial bill into law that mandates all public colleges in California supply students with the abortion pill.

Why do not we tell people the truth??? If you have sex you will get pregnant! It seems to me the safe sex industry is a lie.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 07:07 AM (JFO2v)

558 ^^ "Do you want to be first on a thread or first in our hearts?"


humpph "PANTS NOT AN OPTION?"

Posted by: saf at October 14, 2019 07:07 AM (5IHGB)

559 Vic you must live in the woods.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 07:08 AM (JFO2v)

560 559
Vic you must live in the woods.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 07:08 AM (JFO2v)

We have to order sunshine from Amazon and have it delivered.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 07:16 AM (mpXpK)

561 Mike Hammer # 103.

Please name 3 Virginia Creepers!...................

Posted by: saf at October 14, 2019 07:16 AM (5IHGB)

562 "The UN is running out of money and may have to do away with water coolers.

Posted by: freaked:

Have they considered cutting out expensive and climate destroying air travel? Teleconferencing is perfect for large, meaningless meetings, plus translating would be easier.

Posted by: Ripley at October 14, 2019 07:18 AM (MxEKc)

563 553
Good morning. Reading about the shampoo crisis in California. I know
some folks who have a motel. They got rid of the individual soaps and
shampoos for dispensers, and it didn't take a law. About once a week
some fool would throw an empty pack or bottle in the toilet. They only
flush so far, and then cause stoppage.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 14, 2019 07:03 AM (C1Lsn)


When my wife worked in maintenance at the plant I work at she used to get sent to unstop toilets in the women's bathrooms because some idgit had tried to flush their panties down the toilet.

Posted by: Vic at October 14, 2019 07:19 AM (mpXpK)

564 Vic you must live in the woods.
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 14, 2019 07:08 AM (JFO2v)


I choose to read this in the imperative, rather than an observation. It's funnier that way.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 14, 2019 07:20 AM (t+qrx)

565 "Have they considered cutting out expensive and climate destroying air travel? "

well, sorta:

'The United Nations has begun a series of cutbacks at its New York headquarters, starting with the heating being turned down, the diplomats bar shuttering early at 5pm and meetings canceled along with diminished first class global travel budgets.'

Posted by: freaked at October 14, 2019 07:24 AM (Tnijr)

566 So no more happy hour at the UN.

Posted by: freaked at October 14, 2019 07:25 AM (Tnijr)

567 WOT!!! There's PORN on the INTERNET?


I tho't AMAZONS in PRIME were the new Victoria Secrets models....................................sashays off fer a bib bacon butt'eh.

Posted by: saf at October 14, 2019 07:34 AM (5IHGB)

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