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Saturday Morning Coffee Break

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Happy Saturday you Morons! Let us review a few stories that didn't get too much and/or any attention here at the AoSHQ this past week. Just remember, no running with sharp objects, the 'ettes don't have cooties and play nice with one another.

  • The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.

  • We have mosquito issues where I live, but no thank you.

  • Bear spray doesn't belong in an oven.

  • Some people are just dicks.

  • Crazy and jealous, a deadly combination.

  • Who says cops don't have a soft spot?

  • Alligator the undertaker.

  • Naughty Limey.

  • Planning a trip to San Francisco? Here's a map for you.

  • Michael Avenatti's next client?


    Hey enjoy these stories or something else that tickles your fancy this morning. Enjoy the open thread.

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:00 AM




    Comments

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    1 Gold!

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:00 AM (YOIA1)

    2 Bingo!

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:01 AM (BqRqE)

    3 Oneth?

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:01 AM (HaL55)

    4 Silver ...

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:01 AM (BqRqE)

    5 Shazbot! Still, the power of cofveve compels me to be in the Top Five.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:01 AM (HaL55)

    6 They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (t+qrx)

    7 Good morning, maroons!
    Off to read the content, of all things.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (BqRqE)

    8 don't see 'espresso' so one americano please

    Posted by: krusty at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (2zCiZ)

    9 I laff at all uz also rans.... HA !

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (YOIA1)

    10 WTFO??

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:03 AM (JFO2v)

    11 No coffee but do have a cinnamon bagel

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:03 AM (ZCEU2)

    12 Fully caffinated.

    Still feeling lazy, though.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:03 AM (cfSRQ)

    13 Blackboard above is most amusing.

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:04 AM (YOIA1)

    14 6 hog martin

    Perhaps the cleverest song lyric ever written. Cole Porter notwithstanding.

    Posted by: mnw at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (Cssks)

    15 DO NOT mix meth and gaters!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (JFO2v)

    16 I had to cut down me coffee consumption. Isn't it sad?

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (YOIA1)

    17 9am on the dot. You could set your watch by MH.

    Set your watch - hahaha. Another anachronistic phrase. We don't wear watches and our cells set themcelves.

    We were driving along the other night, and as I fumbled with the compound lights on/off/dim/bright thing on the stick on the column, Milady said she kinda missed the automobile dimmer switch you stomped on with your left foot.

    I said, "Okay, Boomer."

    Posted by: mindful webworker - in the pick-m-up at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (s2OJe)

    18 Hot, black & bitter as my soul.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:06 AM (aA3+G)

    19 Ah, but what of the mackerel of the cornflake, eh ?

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 14, 2019 09:06 AM (JwHjN)

    20 AOSHQ watch is no atomic clock.

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:06 AM (YOIA1)

    21 If you're paddling upstream in a canoe, and a wheel falls off, how many pancakes fit in a doghouse?

    None! Because paste doesn't have bones.

    Now, rub my hairy legs, you cute kids!

    Posted by: Joe Biden, Office of the 2020 Democrat Presidential Candidate To-Be at December 14, 2019 09:07 AM (DMUuz)

    22 Posted by: mindful webworker - in the pick-m-up at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (s2OJe)

    OK, I chuckled at that one.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:07 AM (aA3+G)

    23

    'hello darkness...'

    Posted by: krusty at December 14, 2019 09:07 AM (2zCiZ)

    24 headache
    ugh
    making covfefe

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:07 AM (G546f)

    25 Ave NY divorce cost is $17k. Thats almost 800 blowjobs at the downtown rate.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:08 AM (JFO2v)

    26 Fully caffinated.

    Still feeling lazy, though.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:03 AM (cfSRQ)


    *27MC crackle*
    Saturday Morning Coffee Break reports Horde caffeinated and lazy in all respects.
    *zzzPOP*

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:08 AM (t+qrx)

    27 How many here have as much/more than the Naughty Limey's arsenal?

    In the movie "Richard Jewell", Jewell is asked by his lawyer to show him how many firearms he has before the FBI learns about it. He has some hunting rifles and handguns, which surprises the lawyer. My mom leaned over to me and said "Southerner! Big deal!" (she's from Arkansas and they hunted for food).

    Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 14, 2019 09:08 AM (Dc2NZ)

    28 20 AOSHQ watch is no atomic clock.
    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:06 AM (YOIA1)


    No shit

    Posted by: AoSHQ Hamsters at December 14, 2019 09:08 AM (aA3+G)

    29 I like flat white coffee
    apparently it's the thing in NZ btw

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (G546f)

    30 DO NOT mix meth and gaters garters!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM


    FIFY.

    Posted by: Hunter B. at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (DMUuz)

    31 17k for divorce ? Bargain !

    - divorced people across the US

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (YOIA1)

    32 Rats. Willowed. I was so proud of the copy-and-paste job I did on the tablet (and the thought behind the comment) that I'm reposting:
    387 Word is that 99.8% of FISA warrant request are
    granted. I don't think it's just to get Trump; I think the FISA system
    is ridiculous.
    Posted by: Older Than Dirt at December 14, 2019 08:55 AM (OFz7E)
    ********************
    And yet the FBI would not allow Colleen Rowley in Minneapolis to seek a warrant to find out why Saudi flight students had no interest in learning to take off or land a plane...only to fly it where they wanted to go.
    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (XxJt1

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (XxJt1)

    33 When I was stationed in Germany, my Opel had a pedal on the floor that was for the wipers to swipe once. Very convenient.

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 14, 2019 09:10 AM (qlZwr)

    34 SanFranpsycho - Do you use that for commuting around ?

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:11 AM (ZCEU2)

    35 The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.


    *******

    I think you misspelled cruck's.

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:11 AM (m45I2)

    36 I love that festive phallus owner Missus Gash (snicker) says the neighborhood vibe is, like, so uptight.

    Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at December 14, 2019 09:11 AM (Dc2NZ)

    37 pickup trucks kept those stomp dimmer switches about 10 years longer than anything else.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (DAWCP)

    38 No shit
    Posted by: AoSHQ Hamsters at December 14, 2019 09:08 AM (aA3+G)


    How apropos. Linked from the SF map article:

    Oracle's OpenWorld conference, which annually hosts 60,000 guests, will be leaving San Francisco after two decades, reportedly citing "poor street conditions" and high costs as the driving factors in the decision.

    Good.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (t+qrx)

    39 "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks filed for divorce Friday from her husband of 10 years, actor Geoffrey Arend.


    Hendricks filed the marriage dissolution documents in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.


    The 44-year-old Hendricks and the 41-year-old Arend have no children.


    I'm sure this is a very difficult time for her and I volunteer to console her for as long as it takes

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (7O2sI)

    40 So on loose threads, I think we should officially start continuing discussions from previous threads. I will begin a new ace tradition!!!

    ------------------
    This leads to the obvious question, Was the FBI involved in surveilling the campaign members of Trumps rivals? Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (JFO2v)
    -----------------

    I've been waiting for the answer to this question since Trump said he was spied on. Seems to be the only answer the country will need to make up its mind about everything.

    Mind you, it wouldn't be all Trump's rivals. Just the "outsiders" who couldn't be controlled. No need to surveil Heb. So keep an eye on who WASN'T on that list. For example, Ted Cruz?

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (7HyDs)

    41 Florida alligator has a bigger brain than Florida man.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (Z+IKu)

    42 I believe a large part of our obesity epidemic stems from modern automobiles. They're just too easy to drive compared to older ones that had manual trannys, windows you rolled up with your hand, and that high-beam stomper-button thingy. And vent windows. Those were nice. And radio antennas that you had to pull up by hand (AM band only, thank you). They were like an exercise machine that could go 100 mph.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:13 AM (HaL55)

    43 The crux of the biscuit...

    ******

    Sad news the old guy's shutting down his operation. One might say catapostrophic, even.

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM (m45I2)

    44 17000/800 = ?
    Anybody got a calculator?
    Asking for a friend.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM (BqRqE)

    45 to the quietman

    wondering where u were goin w that...but i concur.

    Posted by: krusty at December 14, 2019 09:15 AM (2zCiZ)

    46 There'll be some interesting decisions to make if Scotland wants to have another Independence Referendum. It would hurt the UK's pride for Scotland to leave; BUT since they have voted very liberal the last 2 or 3 decades, if they go Labour and the left won't have a chance of winning a general election in England for a generation or more.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:15 AM (DAWCP)

    47 Tom Steyer sez he wants to save/rule the world....I can't wait.

    Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 09:16 AM (X/Pw5)

    48 The real tragedy of the gator / friend of Hunter Biden is that the gator got caught up in the mess and destroyed for no reason.

    If you are stupid enough to do meth, do meth wrong, and have some gator clean up the mess someone should be thanking the gator.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:16 AM (HALdu)

    49 17000/800 = ?
    Anybody got a calculator?
    Asking for a friend.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM


    1/1024

    Posted by: Elizabeth Heckawi at December 14, 2019 09:16 AM (DMUuz)

    50 21.25, no calculator!

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:17 AM (7HyDs)

    51 So I'm reading along in the links and suddenly forgot who does the Saturday morning coffee break. Scanned the off-the-wall headlines again and knew instantly it had to be MisHum. Yep.


    It's amazing how much of someone's personality comes through here.

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:17 AM (XxJt1)

    52 Mind you, it wouldn't be all Trump's rivals. Just the "outsiders" who couldn't be controlled.

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (7HyDs)


    Would not be surprised if Gabbard has a minder right now that she's completely unaware of.

    Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:17 AM (oAXUX)

    53 Sad news the old guy's shutting down his operation. One might say catapostrophic, even.
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM


    And so another period of punctuation puns began.

    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (DMUuz)

    54 " ...
    ********************
    And yet the FBI would not allow Colleen Rowley in Minneapolis to seek a warrant to find out why Saudi flight students had no interest in learning to take off or land a plane...only to fly it where they wanted to go.
    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:02 AM (XxJt1

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (XxJt1) "


    That's the kind of thing that makes it hard for me to believe that any of the Current Unpleasantness is based in stupidity or carelessness or anything other than active, intentional malice toward America, its people, and what it stands for.

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (JwHjN)

    55 Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:13 AM (HaL55)


    Built the guns raising the 2 car garage door for mom

    Posted by: AoSHQ Hamsters at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (aA3+G)

    56 Off hamster sock

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (aA3+G)

    57 I'm again thanking me lucky charms that Partially Ingested Florida Man is no one I know.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (HaL55)

    58 44 17000/800 = ?
    Anybody got a calculator?
    Asking for a friend.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM (BqRqE)

    same as downtown about 25 bux

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:19 AM (JFO2v)

    59 " obesity epidemic"

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:13 AM (HaL55)

    How many "epidemics" do we have going on @any given time?

    Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 09:19 AM (X/Pw5)

    60 It's amazing how much of someone's personality comes through here.
    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:17 AM (XxJt1)


    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:20 AM (aA3+G)

    61 Happy Saturday Morons...

    Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at December 14, 2019 09:20 AM (+ldAm)

    62
    From the archives:

    On Punctuality - a limerick

    It's always' been my st'anding philo'sophy
    While working on my auto'biography
    Wh'en writing form's posses'sive
    I find it mo'st e'xpres'sive
    To mis'pla'ce all my s'pare apo'strophe's.

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:20 AM (m45I2)

    63 Sad news the old guy's shutting down his operation. One might say catapostrophic, even.
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM

    And so another period of punctuation puns began.
    Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (DMUuz)


    I'll notify the other punctuation pedant's.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:21 AM (t+qrx)

    64 Geez, twenty bucks for a beejer. That's a lot cheaper than getting married. And more reliable.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:21 AM (BqRqE)

    65 62
    From the archives:

    On Punctuality - a limerick

    It's always' been my st'anding philo'sophy
    While working on my auto'biography
    Wh'en writing form's posses'sive
    I find it mo'st e'xpres'sive
    To mis'pla'ce all my s'pare apo'strophe's.
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:20 AM (m45I2)

    brother can you spare an apostrophe?

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:21 AM (JFO2v)

    66 64 Geez, twenty bucks for a beejer. That's a lot cheaper than getting married. And more reliable.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:21 AM (BqRqE)

    getting married for sex is like buying a new car to save money on gas

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (JFO2v)

    67 37 pickup trucks kept those stomp dimmer switches about 10 years longer than anything else.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:12 AM (DAWCP)

    Simplified wiring or "wahring" in the South, by bundling everything on the multi function switch on the steering wheel stalk.

    Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (5nEDe)

    68 Built the guns raising the 2 car garage door for mom

    Yep, those too.

    I recall an episode of The Jetsons where Jane contracts a case of "push-button finger" that's all red and swollen from pushing all their modern buttons to do stuff. Prescient, that was.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (HaL55)

    69 Would not be surprised if Gabbard has a minder right now that she's completely unaware of.
    Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:17 AM (oAXUX)

    Oh yes. That explains why they planted the accusations about her working for Russia.

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (7HyDs)

    70 Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (XxJt1)

    She is DFL but looks halfway sane.

    Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 09:24 AM (5nEDe)

    71 So I see the Black Hebrew Israelite National Ballpark franks actually intended to shoot up the Jooz kiddy school next door!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:24 AM (JFO2v)

    72 If you are stupid enough to do meth, do meth wrong, and have some gator clean up the mess someone should be thanking the gator.
    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:16 AM (HALdu)


    Is the gator supposed to ignore some fresh meat floating in front of it? Where are those PETA pests for a situation deserving their irritating presence?

    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 09:26 AM (y7DUB)

    73 getting married for sex is like buying a new car to save money on gas
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (JFO2v)


    OK but where does the floorboard light switch fit into this metaphor?

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:26 AM (t+qrx)

    74 57 I'm again thanking me lucky charms that Partially Ingested Florida Man is no one I know.
    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (HaL55)

    You sure don't get out much for being a Florida man


    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (aA3+G)

    75 Animal rights campaigners have held a funeral for all the turkeys killed at Christmas in a supermarket meat aisle.

    Customers at a branch of Sainsburys in Brighton, East Sussex, were confronted with an unusually sombre scene of black-clad mourners lining the aisle on Wednesday.

    I would have gone to dressing and cranberry isles and joined in the party.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (JFO2v)

    76 And here I was, thinking that the Oxford Comma, was what separated us, from the beasts, of the field,

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (HaL55)

    77 Usual Saturday morning with the Horde: Beejers, politics, punctuation and the Joooos.
    Mis Hum, you magnificent bastard!

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (BqRqE)

    78 46
    There'll be some interesting decisions to make if Scotland wants to have
    another Independence Referendum. It would hurt the UK's pride for
    Scotland to leave; BUT since they have voted very liberal the last 2 or 3
    decades, if they go Labour and the left won't have a chance of winning a
    general election in England for a generation or more.


    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:15 AM (DAWCP)

    ---
    This all comes down to who the EU hates more.

    Scotland is a burden on the UK. It's entirely reliant on welfare. If it leaves the UK, it would expect to get the EU to pick up the tab.

    The EU might be willing to do this because it would piss off the Brits.

    Problem: Spain also has a secessionist movement. If the EU greenlights Scotland, Catalonia will become even more violent.

    This in turn may cause other regions to attempt national break-ups. Maybe Bavaria or some of France's rural provinces? Northern Italty is tired of dealing with Rome's dysfunction as well. Belgium is bitterly divided and could easily break into two countries. The only reason it was kept together in the first place was to act as a buffer between France and Prussia/Germany.

    If the EU says "No, absolutely not," that will pretty much stop it from happening. I think the ability of members to veto things will also play a factor. France, Spain and Italy would all line up and say "hell no" to Scottish EU membership.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (cfSRQ)

    79 Good morning, MisHum and the rest of the Horde!

    Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 09:28 AM (TdMsT)

    80 44 17000/800 = ?
    Anybody got a calculator?
    Asking for a friend.
    Posted by: RI Red
    ---------
    Dunno the answer cause math and all but my friend has same question.

    Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at December 14, 2019 09:28 AM (+ldAm)

    81 You sure don't get out much for being a Florida man

    Eventually the law of averages is going to catch up to me.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:28 AM (HaL55)

    82 73 getting married for sex is like buying a new car to save money on gas
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (JFO2v)

    OK but where does the floorboard light switch fit into this metaphor?
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:26 AM (t+qrx)

    *fingers pretend to twist knobs*
    holdon I am adjusting the radio

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:28 AM (JFO2v)

    83 I'm using a family members computer that doesn't have my links or preferences stored, so I could do a test. I searched for "Ace of Spades" on both duckduckgo and on google. (I did NOT add the "HQ")
    on duckduckgo, this site is the #2 entry for any search for that name.
    On google, no mention of this site comes up until Page 8.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:29 AM (DAWCP)

    84 I'm again thanking me lucky charms that Partially Ingested Florida Man is no one I know.
    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:18 AM (HaL55)




    Were you concerned?

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:29 AM (HALdu)

    85 Let them have free shit.

    Posted by: Zombie Mary, Queen of Scots at December 14, 2019 09:29 AM (EgshT)

    86 If world domination is the object it is better to kill kids to stop future generations than adults who have done their share.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (ZCEU2)

    87 We have mosquito issues where I live, but no thank you.

    ********

    Public Health Campaign - a limerick

    There once was a man named Mabrito
    Whose farts could repel a mosquito
    The innovative mayor
    Sold the town's sprayer
    And bought a lifetime supply of burritos


    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (m45I2)

    88 I remember my dad parallel parking the '58 Pontiac Catalina in front of our house. No power steering and three on the tree. It was a real workout.

    Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (flINI)

    89 Love is grand.

    Divorce is seventeen grand.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (HaL55)

    90 holdon I am adjusting the radio
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:28 AM (JFO2v

    And now, bewbs.
    Thanks, rhennigantx!

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (BqRqE)

    91 Headlight wiring was long and circuitous (heh), the floor switch dimmer added to this problem. Headlights didn't have fuses in the wiring for safety reasons, rather the switch itself had a thermal breaker. Corrosion would cause the headlights to flicker on and off, a bit disconcerting at night. Does tend to increase alertness on the part of the driver.

    Headlight Relays fixed the problem, but I do like a floor switch for dimming headlights.

    Posted by: Common Tater at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (hptIz)

    92 Oh yes. That explains why they planted the accusations about her working for Russia.

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (7HyDs)


    Explains quite a few things, if you're willing to let your mind consider it. Most ain't willing.

    How many times do we see a politician suddenly get their mind right ? Think they got a talk.

    Miss Lindsey dialed his shit right down after Biden publicly threatened him with getting outed. Who do you think held the proof ? My bet is everyone's favorite college educated guys and gals with guns.

    Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (oAXUX)

    93 Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM (BqRqE)


    Why thank you.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (aA3+G)

    94 'Sup, y'all?

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (MVjcR)

    95 Working on the second pot already.

    Granddaughter #2 asked for some. I gave it to her. It's the least of my worries about her.

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (Y4EXg)

    96 87 We have mosquito issues where I live, but no thank you.

    ********

    Public Health Campaign - a limerick

    There once was a man named Mabrito
    Whose farts could repel a mosquito
    The innovative mayor
    Sold the town's sprayer
    And bought a lifetime supply of burritos


    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (m45I2)

    burritos translates roughly to little farts,

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (JFO2v)

    97 Heya, Weasel.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (t+qrx)

    98 Morning Ladyl! No tennis this morning ?

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (Y4EXg)

    99 Whose farts could repel a mosquito


    I can relate.

    Posted by: Eric Fartswell at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (EgshT)

    100 97 Heya, Weasel.
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (t+qrx)
    ------
    Howdy, amigo! How they hangin'?

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (MVjcR)

    101 Divorce is seventeen grand.


    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:30 AM (HaL55)

    ---
    Divorce doesn't solve problems.

    It just gives you new problems.

    What I don't get are people who get divorced and then remarry.

    As Johnson said, that's the triumph of optimism over experience.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (cfSRQ)

    102 burritos translates roughly to little farts,
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (JFO2v)




    Wouldn't that be burrita?

    There was a place called Theresa's Wet Burrita, did not last long.

    Hard to think of a worse restaurant name.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (HALdu)

    103 95 Working on the second pot already.

    Granddaughter #2 asked for some. I gave it to her. It's the least of my worries about her.

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (Y4EXg)

    and a hershey bar and a puppy

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (JFO2v)

    104 Sup, y'all?



    Mathematics

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (YOIA1)

    105 getting married for sex is like buying a new car to save money on gas 
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:23 AM (JFO2v) 

    OK but where does the floorboard light switch fit into this metaphor?

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:26 AM (t+qrx)

    ********

    At least the Blinker Fluid would not congeal due to sporadic use.

    Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (flINI)

    106 Weasel, you arrived just in time for bewbz. And commas.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (BqRqE)

    107
    98 Morning Ladyl! No tennis this morning ?
    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (Y4EXg)


    Hi TonyPete!

    Tennis at 10:00.

    Of course!

    Posted by: Ladyl at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (TdMsT)

    108
    Mathematics
    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (YOIA1)
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    I was told...

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (MVjcR)

    109 A nice thing about the Saturday Morning Coffee Break is checking comments first then reading the post is not so disrespectful of the post author. First we meet and greet and fill our mugs, then we can saunter through the weekend links at leisure.

    * fills mug, saunters back up to the post *

    Posted by: mindful webworker - a leisurely saunter is better than a panicked gallop at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (s2OJe)

    110 If Sophie Marceau was still the Princess of Wales Scotland would be crazy to leave.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (XVuno)

    111 106 Weasel, you arrived just in time for bewbz. And commas.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:34 AM (BqRqE)
    --------
    My timing is impeccable!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:35 AM (MVjcR)

    112 Muldoon is here. The day is complete.

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:35 AM (XxJt1)

    113 Hi Ladyl!!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:35 AM (MVjcR)

    114 102 burritos translates roughly to little farts,
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:32 AM (JFO2v)




    Wouldn't that be burrita?

    There was a place called Theresa's Wet Burrita, did not last long.

    Hard to think of a worse restaurant name.
    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:33 AM (HALdu)

    queef references always make me laugh

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:36 AM (JFO2v)

    115 Were you concerned?

    If you'd seen some of the dive joints where I've played gigs, you'd be concerned too.

    A few years back, my drummer calls me to come get him at a bar because his van broke down. I was frisked before they'd let me in. That was a first.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:36 AM (HaL55)

    116 Miss Lindsey dialed his shit right down after Biden publicly threatened him with getting outed. Who do you think held the proof ? My bet is everyone's favorite college educated guys and gals with guns

    Same thing with Weld claiming 4 or 5 Senators will vote to convict in an Impeachment vote. He's not listing the current consensus, he's giving them notice - "we've got the goods on you, nice Senate job you have there, would be a shame if something were to happen to it."

    Posted by: Common Tater at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (hptIz)

    117 Bring back princess Sophie! Stuarts forever !!

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (YOIA1)

    118 My wife and I were at a wedding where the couple wrote their own vows. Very pretty sentiments, but both promised to be with each other forever.

    My wife and I shared a look. "I think until death is long enough," I said.

    "Agreed," she replied. "We want to be happy in heaven."

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (cfSRQ)

    119 Scotland is a burden on the UK. It's entirely reliant on welfare.

    So the Scots are a bunch of lazy drunk lowlifes? I was hoping that was only 33% true.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (y7DUB)

    120 101 Divorce is seventeen grand.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain.

    ---
    Divorce doesn't solve problems.

    It just gives you new problems.

    What I don't get are people who get divorced and then remarry.

    As Johnson said, that's the triumph of optimism over experience.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd
    ------
    You obviously haven't meet my first wife.. Was closer to $60k by the time it's all said and done and frankly worth every penny even though I ate Mac n cheese with PBJ sammiches for a long time...

    Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (+ldAm)

    121 Going to a TexMex place for the semi-annual reunion of my trail buddies. A bunch of old reprobates that used to volunteer on a trail crew for "fun".

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (MVjcR)

    122 A few years back, my drummer calls me to come get him at a bar because his van broke down. I was frisked before they'd let me in. That was a first.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 09:36 AM (HaL55)

    I was there....if you didn't have a gun, they'd rent you one.

    Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (X/Pw5)

    123 Bring back princess Sophie! Stuarts forever !!
    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (YOIA1)

    --------

    Stuarts?

    Posted by: Boone at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (XVuno)

    124 Bear spray doesn't belong in an oven.

    ************

    The Right To Disarm Bears - a limerick

    In Montana, the pride of the nation
    There was a bear spray conflagration
    The firefighters came
    And put out the burning flames
    Thus preventing a grizzly situation

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (m45I2)

    125
    I'm using a family members computer that doesn't have my links or
    preferences stored, so I could do a test. I searched for "Ace of Spades"
    on both duckduckgo and on google. (I did NOT add the "HQ")
    on duckduckgo, this site is the #2 entry for any search for that name.
    On google, no mention of this site comes up until Page 8.


    Posted by: Tom Servo at December 14, 2019 09:29 AM (DAWCP)

    On Bing, Ace Of Spades Headquarters is number 1 entry.

    Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (9YBqo)

    126 According to Breitbart, several "moderate" dems especially run for their moderateness in Trump-won districts, will be voting to impeach the president, at the likely cost of their seat. I mention this, in the wake of Corbyn's resignation, to note that there really isn't such a thing. They are either stealth or overt marxists. See Clinton's gun control and Obamacare for further proof. Why are true "moderates" always fooled?

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (87EdW)

    127 Quack! What is "Google"?

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (XxJt1)

    128 So the Scots are a bunch of lazy drunk lowlifes? I was hoping that was only 33% true.
    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (y7DUB)

    ---------

    You've heard about the problem with Scotland, right?

    Posted by: Edward I Longshanks at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (XVuno)

    129 he's giving them notice

    Not Romney, though. No Kompromat needed. He's just a douche.

    Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (oAXUX)

    130 Weasel - I have been working on a roll playing game scenario and you need a bunker dug in with 3 feet of ramed earth on top of corrugated steel, sandbags around.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (ZCEU2)

    131 I don't think I've had a decent night sleep since November.

    Time to go freebase some coffee.
    Posted by: Puddleglum
    ----
    For me it was probably mid 2005...

    Posted by: lin-duh at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (UUBmN)

    132 and the Labours make sad crying sounds

    The FTSE 250 index of mid-sized UK firms surged 4 per cent to an all-time high on hopes that Mr Johnson will swiftly bring an end to the Brexit deadlock.

    Sterling jumped 2.1 per cent to 1.34 and hit 1.20 against the euro, its highest level against the single currency since the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (JFO2v)

    133 Muldoon is here. The day is complete finished.

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (m45I2)

    134 My timing is impeccable!
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:35 AM (MVjcR)


    Ah, that's another thing you can't do any more, check ignition with a timing light.

    Though with the possible of EMP hardening, electronic ignition control is vastly superior in every measurable metric to a distributor, so it's not a great loss.

    *halfheartedly points timing light at Weasel*

    It's not the same.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (t+qrx)

    135 130 Weasel - I have been working on a roll playing game scenario and you need a bunker dug in with 3 feet of ramed earth on top of corrugated steel, sandbags around.
    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:39 AM (ZCEU2)
    -------
    Nice! I've been evaluating bunker design lately.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (LVQDm)

    136 Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:31 AM (oAXUX)

    Definitely. On the bright side I think at this point we have more people "considering" the truth than ever. So that's something.

    Pretty obvious the Left only needed eight years after Obama to turn us into their commie paradise and put the world at their feet. It was all going so well. They had their secret courts, surveillance state, controlled politicians, bureaucratic behemoth, big tech censorship, blowjob media, civilian security force street beaters, amped up police forces, "new world order" with China Russia Iraq NK as the big dogs to keep every other country in line, etc.

    In 2024, they would have installed someone to stage manage the rest, including the happy fun camps. Fuckers were *this* close. Lot of people have become aware of what they are since then.

    Posted by: ... at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (7HyDs)

    137 24 headache
    ugh
    making covfefe
    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:07 AM (G546f)

    Oh, my sympathies. This is the first morning in four days that I woke up without one. Thank you, Jesus!

    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 09:41 AM (OX9vb)

    138 "I believe a large part of our obesity epidemic stems from modern automobiles."

    Computer gaming and texting ... big problem, not just the sedentary hours, but the brain addiction to the (mostly useless/harmful) input.

    Even with that, what is really SAD (Standard American Diet) is "they" put us on a high carb low fat diet, pretty much backwards from what body and brain needs. For some reason I was slow on the uptake when GaINZZ was all the rage here at AoS ... but I'm catching up, doing the keto thing, some fasting, need to add some aerobics and under three minutes of more intense workout.


    Keto and fasting may be the answer to health care problems ... or some variations on that theme.

    Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2019 09:41 AM (Cus5s)

    139 Florida Alligator has a bigger brain than Al Sharpton.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 09:41 AM (Z+IKu)

    140 Same thing with Weld claiming 4 or 5 Senators will
    vote to convict in an Impeachment vote. He's not listing the current
    consensus, he's giving them notice - "we've got the goods on you, nice Senate job you have there, would be a shame if something were to happen to it."

    Posted by: Common Tater at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (hptIz)

    ---
    Disagree.

    Weld was talking out his ass.

    A GOPer who votes to convict is a walking corpse, and everyone knows it. That's why they keep hinting that if there was a *secret ballot* Trump would go down.

    Well, duh. If you can do things without consequence, a lot of crazy crap will happen.

    This is like Kavanaugh on steroids - the media and GOPe traitors want you to think Trump's fate hangs by a thread when it doesn't.

    Besides, what possible gain would those GOP senators gain from casting a pointless vote like that? It's like being down 49-7 in the 4th quarter and using your starting quarterback on a scramble so you lose him for the season.

    Making this even dumber is that we know Democrat senators are likely to vote to acquit. Manchin and Sinema are flirting with this, so it'll be "bipartisan" both ways.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:41 AM (cfSRQ)

    141
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (t+qrx)
    -----
    As a yout, I was helping a buddy adjust the timing on his car, and my hand touched the connection with the distributor cap. Hilarity ensued.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (MVjcR)

    142 136- exactly and obvious to anyone paying attention, yet they won again in 18 with "moderates" and continue the march.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (87EdW)

    143 Shit's starting to get real. The Dims are going full-bore crazy impeachment and Virginia's threatening to call out the National Guard to confiscate gunz.
    I wasn't expecting to live in interesting times.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (BqRqE)

    144 > Same thing with Weld claiming 4 or 5 Senators will vote to convict in an Impeachment vote.

    Weld's family has been Deep State since the 1600s.

    He likes to joke that his ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower because they sent the servants over first to get the house ready.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (WsmTT)

    145 A bunch of old reprobates that used to volunteer on a trail crew for "fun".
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (MVjcR)


    THAT must've been why I thought for the longest time that you were a fisheries and wildlife ranger or something. Rather than a freelance tree-herder.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (t+qrx)

    146 One might say catapostrophic, even.
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:14 AM (m45I2)

    that's really hard to say
    literally

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:43 AM (G546f)

    147 Nice! I've been evaluating bunker design lately.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (LVQDm)

    ---------

    France and Britain did some very interesting work opposite the Boche back in the teens.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 09:43 AM (XVuno)

    148 124 Bear spray doesn't belong in an oven.

    ************

    The Right To Disarm Bears - a limerick

    In Montana, the pride of the nation
    There was a bear spray conflagration
    The firefighters came
    And put out the burning flames
    Thus preventing a grizzly situation
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (m45I2)

    I cannot bear any more humor!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

    149 143 Shit's starting to get real. The Dims are going full-bore crazy impeachment and Virginia's threatening to call out the National Guard to confiscate gunz.
    I wasn't expecting to live in interesting times.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (BqRqE)
    -------
    I wasn't expecting a front row seat.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:44 AM (MVjcR)

    150 134 My timing is impeccable!
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:35 AM (MVjcR)

    Ah, that's another thing you can't do any more, check ignition with a timing light.

    Though with the possible of EMP hardening, electronic ignition control is vastly superior in every measurable metric to a distributor, so it's not a great loss.

    *halfheartedly points timing light at Weasel*

    It's not the same.
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:40 AM (t+qrx)

    I was a Texas a watched (listened) to Jack Rousch personally setting timing on one of his cars. 9000 rpm from a v8 makes your insides liquid.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:45 AM (JFO2v)

    151 I am 100% certain of a bet if any Republican Senator votes for impeachment they will not pass their next election by choice or votes.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:45 AM (ZCEU2)

    152 Anyone looking into a garden shed in St. Helens Oregon finding a stash of 57 firearms would immediate start shouting, "Dude! Is this proper storage? RUST IS YOUR ENEMY!"

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 09:45 AM (1glZx)

    153 Some people are just dicks.

    ************

    Sporting Dicks? Good! - a limerick

    There once was a woman named Stace
    For the holidays lit up her place
    The biggest dick on earth
    Had sufficient length and girth
    That the damn thing could be seen from outer space

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (m45I2)

    154 145 A bunch of old reprobates that used to volunteer on a trail crew for "fun".
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (MVjcR)

    THAT must've been why I thought for the longest time that you were a fisheries and wildlife ranger or something. Rather than a freelance tree-herder.
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (t+qrx)
    -------
    It was actually a very cool group that worked together for years, eventually doing a lot of dry laid stone work in the mid-Atlantic.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (MVjcR)

    155 > So the Scots are a bunch of lazy drunk lowlifes? I was hoping that was only 33% true.

    The batshit-crazy, claymore-swinging, blue-painted, badass Scots all left centuries ago. The Scots of today are the sheep who enjoy the taste of English cock.

    Same situation as the Scandinavian countries. Every male with a trace of testosterone left back in the Viking/Norman/Crusades era.



    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (WsmTT)

    156 I cannot bear any more humor!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

    --------

    Ursaphobe!

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (XVuno)

    157 Why are true "moderates" always fooled?

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (87EdW
    ---------------------------------------

    Because they aren't "moderates". Most of the dummies who get elected to these offices are recruited by others, party regulars who look for candidates they can run who can fool the voters.

    They have no principles at all, other than fooling the voters and doing what they are told to do by their real bosses, the party bosses.

    So if they are told to vote a certain way, they do it. They lose their seat, oh well, the party will find them a nice ghost payroller job in some unit of government somewhere. If they vote against their party bosses' wishes, they will be primaried by their own party, lose their seat anyway, and be unemployable.

    Posted by: Boots at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (oGBso)

    158 Weasel - with that bunker I said your front row seat would be safe for awhile anyway.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:47 AM (ZCEU2)

    159 Shit's starting to get real. The Dims are going
    full-bore crazy impeachment and Virginia's threatening to call out the
    National Guard to confiscate gunz.

    I wasn't expecting to live in interesting times.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (BqRqE)

    ---
    The Adjutant General in VA put out a statement saying no one has contacted him regarding law enforcement activation. Also included language acknowledging their members' support for 2A.

    A dumb legislator shot his mouth off and I doubt Gov. Blackface is going to push this any farther.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:47 AM (cfSRQ)

    160 Muldoon is on a tear today. That guy from Nantucket had better watch his ass.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 09:47 AM (XVuno)

    161 153 Some people are just dicks.

    ************

    Sporting Dicks? Good! - a limerick

    There once was a woman named Stace
    For the holidays lit up her place
    The biggest dick on earth
    Had sufficient length and girth
    That the damn thing could be seen from outer space
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (m45I2)

    thanks for not cocking that one up!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:47 AM (JFO2v)

    162 149 143 Shit's starting to get real. The Dims are going full-bore crazy impeachment and Virginia's threatening to call out the National Guard to confiscate gunz.
    I wasn't expecting to live in interesting times.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (BqRqE)
    -------
    I wasn't expecting a front row seat.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:44 AM (MVjcR)


    Hosers, I have a back stage pass


    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (aA3+G)

    163 My men's Bible study group had members that strongly supported restoration of felon's voting rights. Argument was debt paid. But was it? Part of the price was permanent abolition of said rights. And certain criminal outcome bells(rape, murder, etc.)can never be turning. Alas, Florida and now Kentucky have given the dems one more advantage. I suppose they'll cave on a 16 year old voting age next.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (87EdW)

    164 156 I cannot bear any more humor!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:43 AM (JFO2v)

    --------

    Ursaphobe!
    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 09:46 AM (XVuno)

    Major

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (JFO2v)

    165
    158 Weasel - with that bunker I said your front row seat would be safe for awhile anyway.
    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:47 AM (ZCEU2)
    -------
    Loading magazines here, Boss!!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (MVjcR)

    166 It was all going so well. They had their secret courts,

    That's the danger - the definition of "they".

    My review shows contributions to the current shit show by the Younger Bush, Elder Bush, and even Reagan via expanded policing in the war on drugs.

    And I don't see a single GOPer out there after Trump that will not get right back on board. The biggest difference I see is how we're going to get to Global Utopia - at a breakneck speed or a stately pace.

    I gotta' give it 'em. By giving the public two options, they really did pull off the con of all cons - that they were giving people a distinct choice.

    Time to work out. Off days in the middle of an outage are rare - and yesterday was a travel and work day. My ass is dragging.

    Posted by: Clayton Bigsby at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (oAXUX)

    167 The VA NG Adjutant General issued a statement:

    https://tinyurl.com/raqcptl

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (Y4EXg)

    168 I should be sweeping floors. But I keep hanging around, wiping the screen after the last limerick and waiting for the next.

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 09:49 AM (XxJt1)

    169 Oops sorry Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd .

    Beat me to it.

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:50 AM (Y4EXg)

    170 "It was unclear why a can of bear spray had been placed in the oven"

    Ben Hooper must have giggled over writing that one.

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 09:50 AM (1glZx)

    171 I wasn't expecting a front row seat.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:44 AM (MVjcR)

    Let me know if you need help digging your bunker.
    If I were you, I'd give your tree farm an innocuous name. Something like Lexington Acres.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:50 AM (BqRqE)

    172 > And certain criminal outcome bells(rape, murder, etc.)can never be turning.

    Rape, agreed. There are a fair number of murderers who never repeat their offense. It's just that one single person monumentally pissed them off enough that they killed them. They're not really that much of a danger to the general public.

    Now, serial killers and the like, or professional contract killers... those people are different.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 09:51 AM (WsmTT)

    173 Lexington Retirement Community

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:51 AM (YOIA1)

    174
    Let me know if you need help digging your bunker.
    If I were you, I'd give your tree farm an innocuous name. Something like Lexington Acres.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:50 AM (BqRqE)
    -------
    Thanks brother. Happy Place Farm.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:51 AM (MVjcR)

    175 Now, serial killers and the like, or professional contract killers... those people are different.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

    Tell me about it.

    Posted by: Zombie Jeffery Epstein at December 14, 2019 09:51 AM (Y4EXg)

    176 This is the first morning in four days that I woke up without one. Thank you, Jesus!
    Posted by: April

    that's an amazing feeling

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:51 AM (G546f)

    177 157- no, I get that. I meant the moderate voters, not the moderate candidates. Knowing what you know, why would anyone ever vote for that guy?

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:52 AM (87EdW)

    178 The Christmas season makes me feel sad when I drive around town in the morning and see all the inflatable yard decorations that have been turned off and allowed to deflate.

    Sad, pathetic bundles sprawled on front lawns like random Cartel victims.

    Ho Ho Ho indeed.

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 09:53 AM (1glZx)

    179 Crazy and jealous, a deadly combination.

    ********

    Dandruff Treatment - a limerick

    A woman took her suitors and she said
    I want you both to fight until you're dead
    The police were heard to say
    This type of sport's okay
    As long as no one loses their head

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:53 AM (m45I2)

    180 After they moved the dimmer switch to the steering column there were a lot of accidents when drivers got their foot caught in the steering wheel.

    Posted by: tmitsss at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (WYDJb)

    181 My men's Bible study group had members that strongly supported restoration of felon's voting rights. Argument was debt paid. But was it? Part of the price was permanent abolition of said rights.

    Did you point that out? Because that's pretty basic to understanding why committing a felony is really really bad.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (y7DUB)

    182 WeaselDog announces the arrival of the Amazon delivery van to her street.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (MVjcR)

    183 My men's Bible study group had members that strongly supported restoration of felon's voting rights. Argument was debt paid. But was it? Part of the price was permanent abolition of said rights. And certain criminal outcome bells(rape, murder, etc.)can never be turning. Alas, Florida and now Kentucky have given the dems one more advantage. I suppose they'll cave on a 16 year old voting age next.
    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (87EdW)




    The deal is a retreat in the greybar hotel and you lose your voting rights. Serving your time is half the punishment.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (HALdu)

    184 Oh sure. You know I'm no shrinking violet. But it passed anyway.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:55 AM (87EdW)

    185 Silly me, forget the corrugated steel, 10 - 12 in logs would do well with the packed earth on top, and they will be free.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 09:56 AM (ZCEU2)

    186 Loading magazines here, Boss!!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (MVjcR)

    ---
    Another amusing point RE: Virginia.

    Where are the VA NG's armories? Are they clustered in the northern suburbs?

    Nope. A cursory examination of the state's web site indicates that these are located in rather rural areas. Probably a high overlap with the sanctuary counties.

    A great way to provoke a coup is to order troops to fire on their kin and neighbors.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:56 AM (cfSRQ)

    187 WeaselDog announces the arrival of the Amazon delivery van to her street.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (MVjcR)


    I elected to use the last of the BRCC this morning an hour ago. Within the hour I got a delivery notification, telling me that the BRCC club fairy had just delivered another package.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:57 AM (t+qrx)

    188 183- yep. But, "I did my time" has turned into accepted wisdom to the contrary.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:57 AM (87EdW)

    189 I like flat white coffee

    apparently it's the thing in NZ btw
    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 09:09 AM (G546f)


    I have the DVD of Flat White's South Africa tour. Euroglider opened for them.

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 09:57 AM (1glZx)

    190 179 Crazy and jealous, a deadly combination.

    ********

    Dandruff Treatment - a limerick

    A woman took her suitors and she said
    I want you both to fight until you're dead
    The police were heard to say
    This type of sport's okay
    As long as no one loses their head
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 09:53 AM (m45I2)

    I think they were arrested for cock fighting.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:58 AM (JFO2v)

    191 I would be fine with Virgina using the guard to go after guns.

    Would be nice to have an example of exactly what the libs want to do and how they want to do it so everyone would be forced to decide where they want to come down on things like liberty and the Constitution.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 09:58 AM (HALdu)

    192 Note to self:
    Build bunker.
    Or garden shed.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 09:58 AM (BqRqE)

    193 My men's Bible study group had members that strongly supported restoration of felon's voting rights.


    I am fine with restoring rights after the entire debt is paid. You serve your sentence and complete parole without re-offending. Then, you can vote.

    Posted by: no good deed at December 14, 2019 09:58 AM (MmFTx)

    194 How many of those democrats in Trump-won areas will really be punished? I'm guessing only a few. They'll mostly be re-elected.

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 14, 2019 09:59 AM (H8QX8)

    195 Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (87EdW)

    The Dems that vote to impeach won't lose their seats in MI.

    Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 09:59 AM (+mbOC)

    196
    Another amusing point RE: Virginia.

    Where are the VA NG's armories? Are they clustered in the northern suburbs?

    Nope. A cursory examination of the state's web site indicates that these are located in rather rural areas. Probably a high overlap with the sanctuary counties.

    A great way to provoke a coup is to order troops to fire on their kin and neighbors.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:56 AM (cfSRQ)
    ------
    Precisely. This whole thing is completely retarded. I can tell you with 100% certainty, that outside a 20 or so mile radius of DC and a couple of other concentrated urban areas, people are NOT amused.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:59 AM (MVjcR)

    197 157- no, I get that. I meant the moderate voters, not the moderate candidates. Knowing what you know, why would anyone ever vote for that guy?

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 09:52 AM (87EdW)
    ----------------------------

    I know we joke around about Low Information Voters here on AosHQ, but most voters don't pay that much attention. Most eligible voters don't even vote.

    Posted by: Boots at December 14, 2019 10:00 AM (oGBso)

    198 As for the bear spray in the warming oven.

    I would be careful to declare that there was no malice involved or at least pranking.

    The thing that would make me think it was innocent is that it is unlikely any of the three roommates or their friends even knew there was a warming oven or how to use it.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:00 AM (HALdu)

    199 Mr. April bought a new truck recently. We just realized last week it has automatic brights. They brighten automatically, and dim automatically depending on how far ahead it sees taillights or opposing headlights. Huh.

    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (OX9vb)

    200 Mind you, it wouldn't be all Trump's rivals. Just the "outsiders" who couldn't be controlled. No need to surveil Heb. So keep an eye on who WASN'T on

    I would think that those with the power would want to surveil those insiders likely to win, too. Kompromat makes more effective "advisors" after all.

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (1glZx)

    201 Who says cops don't have a soft spot?

    **************

    You Are What You Eat - a limerick

    Every rookie cop learns from his mentor
    Dunkin' was the doughnut inventor
    It's the reason cops have got
    A definite soft spot
    It's known as a jelly filled center!

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (m45I2)

    202
    Y'all haf'na lived till you've tried a deep fried haggis and Mars Bar burrito on Sauchiehall Street @ 1 a.m ...just ask fer tha' CHUNDER WONDER wi' chips Jimmy.

    HOLD THE APOSTROPHES between you legs.............

    Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (5IHGB)

    203 I think it's interesting that the VA Nat Guard leader felt compelled to put out a statement.
    I read it as a RUFKM to the legislators.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (BqRqE)

    204 The bear spray in oven incident make me think twice about rooming with a masterbaker.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (JFO2v)

    205 Precisely. This whole thing is completely retarded. I can tell you with 100% certainty, that outside a 20 or so mile radius of DC and a couple of other concentrated urban areas, people are NOT amused.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:59 AM (MVjcR)

    *********

    Can confirm. Virginia is Virginia. Metro and suburban NoVa are decidedly NOT Virginia in any way, shape or form

    Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (flINI)

    206 WeaselDog announces the arrival of the Amazon delivery van to her street.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (MVjcR)

    I elected to use the last of the BRCC this morning an hour ago. Within the hour I got a delivery notification, telling me that the BRCC club fairy had just delivered another package.
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 09:57 AM (t+qrx)
    -----
    If it's not too personal, what's your favorite? I like Blackbeard's Delight but have been experimenting with Murdered Out.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (MVjcR)

    207 Mr. April bought a new truck recently. We just realized last week it has automatic brights. They brighten automatically, and dim automatically depending on how far ahead it sees taillights or opposing headlights. Huh.
    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (OX9vb)




    You should turn that off.

    Same with the active cruise control.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (HALdu)

    208 182 WeaselDog announces the arrival of the Amazon delivery van to her street.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 09:54 AM (MVjcR)

    or Timmy fell in the well again!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (JFO2v)

    209 If the law does not specify permanent loss of voting rights, why would they not be restored at the completion of a felon's sentence?

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (XxJt1)

    210 April, is there an option to turn that off? I don't think I would like this feature.

    Posted by: no good deed at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (MmFTx)

    211 Ask them if restoring a felon's rights also includes owning firearms.

    Why or why not?

    If someone is prohibited from voting, do you want them to own a gun?

    And if someone is probited from owning a gun

    Do you want them voting? Voting is way more dangerous than firearms. If you hadn't noticed.

    Observe how any discussion on this topic, firearms, or voting, will very conspicuously be absent, depending which side of the street they are working. That isn't by accident.

    Posted by: Common Tater at December 14, 2019 10:03 AM (hptIz)

    212 RI Red - empower the use of 'and', bunker under a obtuse looking garden shed. The rased off the ground 6" could be gun ports.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 10:03 AM (ZCEU2)

    213 If the law does not specify permanent loss of voting rights, why would they not be restored at the completion of a felon's sentence?
    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (XxJt1)



    You have that backwards, unless the law specifies that they will be restored why would you think they would be restored?


    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:04 AM (HALdu)

    214 212 would advise floor being 1" steel used to cover roads after excavation

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 10:04 AM (ZCEU2)

    215 One could certainly argue that I'm being unforgiving via a vis restoration simply because the likely political outcome is in opposition to my preference, hence my argument is self-serving. OTOH, one could counter that it is precisely that same argument that warrants no restoration. I'm typically voting for ?from my perspective) good policies based on informed views and prudent judgment. Felons otoh, by the very fact of being a felon, have demonstrated a lack of the prudent exercise of judgment essential to the responsible exercise of the franchise.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 10:04 AM (87EdW)

    216
    203 I think it's interesting that the VA Nat Guard leader felt compelled to put out a statement.
    I read it as a RUFKM to the legislators.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (BqRqE)
    ---------
    I don't know anything about the VA NG leader, but I can almost guarantee the rank and file VA guardsmen have a greater allegiance to their communities than to the retard governor.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:04 AM (MVjcR)

    217 RI Red - empower the use of 'and', bunker under a obtuse looking garden shed. The rased off the ground 6" could be gun ports.
    Posted by: Skip

    ---

    Make doubly sure it isn't the outhouse when rushing to occupy the bunker.

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 10:05 AM (Y4EXg)

    218 If it's not too personal, what's your favorite? I like Blackbeard's Delight but have been experimenting with Murdered Out.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (MVjcR)


    I honestly haven't tried many of the froofy ones. I use AK in the Bialetti, but the recurring shipment is just JB k-cups so I know I at least have something good if I'm too lazyin a hurry.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:05 AM (t+qrx)

    219 or Timmy fell in the well again!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (JFO2v)
    ------
    HA! I sometimes call her LassieDog!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:05 AM (MVjcR)

    220 If you are in Canada (the Barrie, ON, area specifically), stop by and meet Thor today! LOL, I have a cosplayer at the show - local cop who looks like he could rip you in half.

    Posted by: TheHoser at December 14, 2019 10:06 AM (IDjUx)

    221 Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:05 AM (t+qrx)
    -----
    Try Bb 's Delight. Dark roast.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:07 AM (MVjcR)

    222 I like the way you think, Skip!

    When we put on an addition a few years ago, we were actually planning to build into the hill a bit for a special room. Then the estimate came in.

    So, off to Lowe's for a shed.

    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 10:07 AM (BqRqE)

    223 210 April, is there an option to turn that off? I don't think I would like this feature.

    Probably. We didn't realize it had that. And it would be the same package that has active cruise control, so, yeah...we'll be reading the manual and making some adjustments. It was alarming.

    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 10:07 AM (OX9vb)

    224 April, is there an option to turn that off? I don't think I would like this feature.
    Posted by: no good deed at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (MmFTx)


    On the one's I've seen, it's the same as the automatic low beams. You choose always on, automatic, or off.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:08 AM (t+qrx)

    225 Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:04 AM (HALdu)


    Oh, idunno. Maybe something about having served your time, paid your debt to society. I still believe in people, for the most part.

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 10:08 AM (XxJt1)

    226 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 09:42 AM (WsmTT)

    Really? What a PoS Weld is, no wonder MA elected him.

    Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 10:09 AM (+mbOC)

    227 (Don't ask me why I started down this path, but now I have to finish.)

    Alligator the undertaker.

    ************

    Meth-alyzer - a limerick

    A Florida Man died met his death
    Not from gator bites, rather from meth
    The coroner at the scene
    Said we used our new machine
    And simply analyzed the gator's breath

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 10:09 AM (m45I2)

    228 Try Bb 's Delight. Dark roast.
    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:07 AM (MVjcR)


    You and Eris have both recommended that one.

    Have you had the AK? Are they similar?

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:09 AM (t+qrx)

    229 Of course, then there's the trade-off that whenever one goes back to read the content, the comments will be piling up.

    But I started reading the links and couldn't stop. Now I understand more of what was being said in the comments I did read. - heh

    Selected lines from the links read like bits of bad fiction winners (spoilers). The detective pondered, "Was the bear can an assassination attempt?"
    __♠__

    Fewer organisations and individuals are now caring about the correct use of the apostrophe in the English language.
    ' '
    ^
    __♠__

    Imagine buying a Raid can with my face on it!
    __♠__

    It was unclear why the can of bear spray had been placed inside the oven.
    __♠__

    She decided to make the "giant glowing dick" because she felt her neighborhood needed a little, uh, perking up.
    __♠__

    Pushing her ex-husband and her new boyfriend - both of whom desperately wanted to be with her - into fighting for her hand.
    (Correct response: Hey, bro, t'hell with this crazy beyotch. Let's go get some beers.)
    __♠__

    troopers are aware of the vehicle being spotted around Snohomish County
    (Hahaha. "Snohomish")
    __♠__

    I was wondering what happened to the alligator until I got to
    A necropsy revealed Ford's hand and foot inside the 11-foot-long alligator's stomach
    (Maaan! That alligator died for the meth head's sins.)
    __♠__

    The massive stash of weaponry could have caused mayhem it had fallen into the wrong hands.
    terrifying arsenal
    fearsome cache of weaponry

    BWAH HAHAHAA HAA laughing til sides ache
    keeping even registered firearms in a garden shed is considered to be insufficiently secure
    Okay, I'll grant 'em that one, I guess.
    __♠__

    Unclear on the concept award winner of the day, though:
    "No one ever really wants to poop on the street," Li said. "It's a result of the lack of facilities in the city."
    __♠__

    and finally...

    she's seeking a pro boner attorney
    (Article written by a cousin of Muldoon)
    ___
    Okay, weeded out all the pixy-choking characters. Sure hope I correctly closed all those italicans.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - the behinder I get at December 14, 2019 10:10 AM (s2OJe)

    230

    Have you had the AK? Are they similar?
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:09 AM (t+qrx)
    -----
    I have not. I also like Beyond Black. MO is really good, too!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:10 AM (MVjcR)

    231 Shelby Gash and dick decorations.

    You can't make that up.

    Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 10:10 AM (d0J2R)

    232 Muldoon! Another limerick, please. I can feel my B/P rising.

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 10:11 AM (XxJt1)

    233 "If the law does not specify permanent loss of voting rights, why would they not be restored at the completion of a felon's sentence"

    One problem is the conflation of "paying one debt to society" with merely sucking up three hots and a cot on the taxpayer dime.

    One idiot with a stolen car can do hundreds of thousands of dollars damage to public utilities, private property and never pay a dime in restitutuon to property owners or the taxpayer. And no insurance, natch.

    As an aside I read the police blotter frequently. I see lots and lots of DUI, driving while license suspended, driving while license revoked, driving while barred, etc.

    In about 99% of the arrest records, I never see them charged with an additional "driving without insurance", it strains credulity to believe that anyone is scrupulously maintaining their liability policy while driving without a license or registration. Further, I believe the insurance co. automatically yanks the policy anyway.

    The only time I see the no insurance charge applied appears to be when actual property damage occurs, say hitting a parked car. Given the po-po predilection for charging as many offenses as possible, the dearth of "no insurance" tickets is puzzling. There is a reason for it, but I'm at a loss to explain why.

    Posted by: Common Tater at December 14, 2019 10:11 AM (hptIz)

    234 222 I like the way you think, Skip!

    When we put on an addition a few years ago, we were actually planning to build into the hill a bit for a special room. Then the estimate came in.

    So, off to Lowe's for a shed.
    Posted by: RI Red at December 14, 2019 10:07 AM (BqRqE)

    A she shed?

    Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:11 AM (NWiLs)

    235 Really? What a PoS Weld is, no wonder MA elected him.
    Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 10:09 AM (+mbOC)


    And the Rear Admiral considers him the type of leader the country deserves.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 10:11 AM (y7DUB)

    236 Florida Manwich.

    Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 14, 2019 10:12 AM (Ndje9)

    237 What is White Coffee?

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 10:12 AM (ZCEU2)

    238 April, is there an option to turn that off? I don't think I would like this feature.
    Posted by: no good deed at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM (MmFTx)

    --------

    What's not to like about it? I have adaptive high beams (that's what they call it) and its a great feature.

    The one that needs a permanent disabling option is that awful start-stop feature that shuts down the engine whenever the car isn't moving. Blecch.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 10:12 AM (XVuno)

    239 Oh, idunno. Maybe something about having served your time, paid your debt to society. I still believe in people, for the most part.
    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 10:08 AM (XxJt1)



    That is a different question altogether.

    You were wondering why the assumption would be that it was permanent unless it was specified.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:12 AM (HALdu)

    240 If the EU says "No, absolutely not," that will
    pretty much stop it from happening. I think the ability of members to
    veto things will also play a factor. France, Spain and Italy would all
    line up and say "hell no" to Scottish EU membership.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at December 14, 2019 09:27 AM
    (cfSRQ)



    Scotland could just claim new Acts of Dissolution and declare itself "New Darien" and see just how well that would go.

    (and since I am being so freakin' clever this morning, did anyone catch my proposed name for Italian Exit from the EU as "Risorgimento"?

    Of course, if just Norther Italy secedes, then it might be called "disorgimento"

    Maybe they could joint Austria.)

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 10:12 AM (1glZx)

    241 Shelby Gash and dick decorations.

    You can't make that up.
    Posted by: jsg at December 14, 2019 10:10 AM (d0J2R)


    I saw Shelby Gash and the Dick Decorations open for Dick Dale and the Deltones at the Rendezvous Ballroom in 1961.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:12 AM (t+qrx)

    242 BRCC: I get Silencer Smooth, because I like light roast. It is aptly named--very smooth.

    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 10:13 AM (OX9vb)

    243 You should turn that off.

    Same with the active cruise control.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:02 AM

    Wife has that active cruise control on her car. I hate it. And there's no way to turn it off.

    Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 10:13 AM (Dhht7)

    244 ho lee fook Bloomberg supporter dancing

    https://tinyurl.com/qtlroda

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 10:13 AM (JFO2v)

    245 242 BRCC: I get Silencer Smooth, because I like light roast. It is aptly named--very smooth.
    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 10:13 AM (OX9vb)
    ----
    Thanks April. I will mention that to WeaselWoman.

    Posted by: Weasel at December 14, 2019 10:14 AM (MVjcR)

    246 Probably. We didn't realize it had that. And it would be the same package that has active cruise control, so, yeah...we'll be reading the manual and making some adjustments. It was alarming.
    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 10:07 AM (OX9vb)



    The cool new cars all have that stuff. Every time I rent a car I need five minutes to run through the command screens to turn off the annoying driver assist technologies.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:14 AM (HALdu)

    247 Morning from Smyrna TN

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 14, 2019 10:15 AM (8X9tr)

    248 ^^^ "Off to Lowes for a shed"

    They have heated toilets?



    Lowes have SHED CANADA from their portfolio Boo Hoo only half a dozen competitors left.
    where will I NOT buy my crappy new appliances??? BAD BOYS (canuck in j/k).

    Canadian Tire doesn't sell TYRES fuVk wads.

    Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 10:15 AM (5IHGB)

    249 Naughty Limey.

    *************

    No Czechs - a limerick

    A weapon collector named Flash
    The cops confiscated his stash
    Knives, swords and a machette
    Several guns. A Bouncing Betty
    And a pretty large stack of cache

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 10:15 AM (m45I2)

    250 What's not to like about it? I have adaptive high beams (that's what they call it) and its a great feature.
    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 10:12 AM (XVuno)


    I don't like it when I'm coming up to a T-intersection on country roads - it glares cross traffic because it can't detect their headlights. But I just switch it off then, same as I'd do if I didn't have the adaptive high beams. So, nothing lost. And it's nice to have it come on when I'd forget it otherwise.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:15 AM (t+qrx)

    251 After they moved the dimmer switch to the steering column there were a lot of accidents when drivers got their foot caught in the steering wheel.
    Posted by: tmitsss
    ---
    Don't know why I found that so amusing.

    April,
    You can turn off that auto bright/dimming feature. My new suv did the same thing and I hated it. Turned it off...problem solved, sort of. My husband liked it so I may get in one day and it's back on...

    Posted by: lin-duh at December 14, 2019 10:16 AM (UUBmN)

    252 Wife has that active cruise control on her car. I hate it. And there's no way to turn it off.
    Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 14, 2019 10:13 AM (Dhht7)




    Definitely sucks.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:16 AM (HALdu)

    253 Maybe they could joint Austria.)
    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 10:12 AM (1glZx)

    --------

    It's been a while since Austria headed up an empire. I wonder if there's some Hapsburg heir around who could be convinced to get back into the game.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 10:16 AM (XVuno)

    254 Morning from Smyrna TN
    Posted by: Nevergiveup

    ----

    Howdy. Coffee's done - grab yourself a cup.

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 10:16 AM (Y4EXg)

    255 227 (Don't ask me why I started down this path, but now I have to finish.)

    Alligator the undertaker.

    ************

    Meth-alyzer - a limerick

    A Florida Man died met his death
    Not from gator bites, rather from meth
    The coroner at the scene
    Said we used our new machine
    And simply analyzed the gator's breath
    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 10:09 AM (m45I2)

    Bad Farside Knockoff
    *pic of gator farm install by crack house*
    Urban Renewal

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 10:17 AM (JFO2v)

    256 OK, B'Gal's up.


    Y'all try to behave.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 14, 2019 10:17 AM (HaL55)

    257

    Have "EYE SIGHT" on my vehicle BLOODY EXCELLENT.

    Posted by: saf at December 14, 2019 10:17 AM (5IHGB)

    258 I don't mind the auto high beams. What I mind is that it's part of the package that has auto cruise control and auto "collision prevention" or whatever they call it--that kind of thing, I want to control myself.

    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 10:17 AM (OX9vb)

    259 what was that.0 oily stuff Russkies would fill barrels with to store firearms in?

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 10:17 AM (G546f)

    260 Howdy. Coffee's done - grab yourself a cup.
    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 10:16 AM (Y4EXg)


    I could use a second cup right about now. Sigh

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 14, 2019 10:18 AM (8X9tr)

    261 The only time I see the no insurance charge applied appears to be when actual property damage occurs, say hitting a parked car. Given the po-po predilection for charging as many offenses as possible, the dearth of "no insurance" tickets is puzzling. There is a reason for it, but I'm at a loss to explain why.

    Its racist.

    Illegal aliens can't buy insurance, even if they could, their culture doesn't value insurance.

    Using r/K strategy thinking, or Ice People vs Sun People, however you want to call it, generally speaking there are cultures and tribes that can process abstracts such as "preparing for future events". These are Ice People , who when it is time to buy nails, buys a box of them so that there will be nails for some future unspecified project where Sun People buy (or steal) only enough nails for the job at hand.

    Ice People know the value of insurance, as it is also a way to protect your wealth. Sun People don't feel a need to protect the few things they own, don't feel any financial responsibility to others, and consider themselves bullet-proof.

    They don't have insurance because they don't see a need for it, and these cultures wear a certain uniform of skin that makes criticizing the culture the same as criticizing the skin - which is "racism".

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:18 AM (lD3vL)

    262 what was that.0 oily stuff Russkies would fill barrels with to store firearms in?
    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 10:17 AM (G546f)




    kulak chum?

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:18 AM (HALdu)

    263 FISA

    The reason the bar is so low to get a FISA warrant is, the gd law was designed to use AGAINST REAL SPYS, FOREIGN AGENTS, & TERRORIST SUSPECTS! Think Alger Hiss & Osama bin Laden-- not gd Carter Page!

    The deep state happily misused the FISA court warrant process because it was convenient to do so. And in the light of Carter Page, the fn FISA law sure as hell DOES need to be changed bigtime.

    So the big winners from this FISA abuse will be: the next Alger Hiss & the next OBL.

    Posted by: mnw at December 14, 2019 10:18 AM (Cssks)

    264
    259 what was that.0 oily stuff Russkies would fill barrels with to store firearms in?
    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 10:17 AM (G546f)

    --------

    I'm guessing vodka?

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 14, 2019 10:18 AM (XVuno)

    265 259 what was that.0 oily stuff Russkies would fill barrels with to store firearms in?
    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 10:17 AM (G546f)

    kusak fat??

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 10:19 AM (JFO2v)

    266 Read the duel link - the men were both Lithuanian ex-cons so I'm guessing it had a lot more to do with that gang culture thing than with her being a femme fatale
    although she.looks pretty

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 10:19 AM (G546f)

    267 It's definitely covfefe time.

    Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 10:19 AM (NWiLs)

    268 kulak not kuzak

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 10:20 AM (JFO2v)

    269 "Meth is hard."--Florida Manwich

    Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 14, 2019 10:20 AM (Ndje9)

    270 Read the duel link - the men were both Lithuanian ex-cons so I'm guessing it had a lot more to do with that gang culture thing than with her being a femme fatale
    although she.looks pretty
    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 10:19 AM (G546f)




    Men have done and will continue to do a lot of stupid tings for a pretty woman.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:20 AM (HALdu)

    271 @102
    Rusty TacoPho King

    Posted by: JR at December 14, 2019 10:21 AM (sjfCD)

    272 Planning a trip to San Francisco? Here's a map for you.

    *********

    They're No Longer Homeless - a limerick

    San Francisco said "What the heck!
    Our city's already a wreck
    So we're setting up safe spaces
    In your homes and private places
    Why, you'll even have poop on your deck!"

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 10:21 AM (m45I2)

    273 Every time I rent a car I need five minutes to run through the command screens to turn off the annoying driver assist technologies.
    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:14 AM (HALdu)


    Rentals ought to have a Big Red Switch to turn it all off, but when it's all dialed in, the adaptive high beams, adaptive cruise, lane assist, and all that are pretty nice things to have. On your car. Once you've had a chance to tune them. If I drove someone else's for a few hours, with all their preferred settings, it would piss me off right away.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:22 AM (t+qrx)

    274
    Rusty TacoPho King

    Posted by: JR at December 14, 2019 10:21 AM (sjfCD)




    Heh

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:22 AM (HALdu)

    275 cosmoline?

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 10:23 AM (G546f)

    276 webworker

    Where are your beloved emojis?

    Posted by: mnw at December 14, 2019 10:23 AM (Cssks)

    277 Thanks, Muldoon.

    *toddles off to vacuum cleaner, smiling*

    Posted by: creeper at December 14, 2019 10:23 AM (XxJt1)

    278 cosmoline?
    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 10:23 AM (G546f)


    Ah! Thank you.

    *adds cosmoline, stirs coffee*

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:24 AM (t+qrx)

    279 tmitsss #180: After they moved the dimmer switch to the steering column there were a lot of accidents when drivers got their foot caught in the steering wheel.

    I grinned.

    Maybe not threadwinner, but old car stuff subthread winner at least.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - gum in the ashtray and the lighter doesn't heat up but the USB charger works at December 14, 2019 10:24 AM (s2OJe)

    280 >>The reason the bar is so low to get a FISA warrant is, the gd law was designed to use AGAINST REAL SPYS, FOREIGN AGENTS, & TERRORIST SUSPECTS! Think Alger Hiss & Osama bin Laden-- not gd Carter Page!


    The bar to open a counterintelligence investigation is very low. The bar to get a FISA, particularly on an American citizen, is not.

    That's what makes this whole thing much worse. They actively went out of their way to lie numerous times to the FISC using fake information that they claimed was verified

    The implication in a FISA warrant is that you have proof that the target is in the employee of a foreign government. A spy. They knew from day 1 Page wasn't a spy for Russia because he was a spy for the US. They lied.

    Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2019 10:25 AM (ZLI7S)

    281 WHAT IF

    we banned ALL forms of government surveillance?

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 10:26 AM (G546f)

    282 (and finally)


    Michael Avenatti's next client?

    **********

    Damsel In This Dress - a limerick

    WANTED: A lawyer for divorce
    (But I can't afford to pay you of course)
    Must be real, and not a phony
    And must get me alimony
    And it's a bonus if you're hung like a horse!

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 10:27 AM (m45I2)

    283 http://bit.ly/34gp9vu
    *******
    Opponents warn of staff exodus as US breaks up lands bureau

    Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 10:28 AM (BqBId)

    284 Of course, if just Norther Italy secedes, then it might be called "disorgimento"

    Maybe they could joint Austria.)
    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 10:12 AM (1glZx)

    TheTyrol was taken from Austria to reward Italy for attacking Austria-Hungaryduring WWI.

    Posted by: Elmer at December 14, 2019 10:28 AM (qyH+l)

    285 FISA was of course always considered a good tool for law enforcement until.......

    Posted by: Kurt at December 14, 2019 10:29 AM (lt82u)

    286 "Opponents of the Trump administration's plan to break up the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the country's public lands bureau are warning of a brain drain, saying many staffers who are being reassigned are opting to quit rather than move out West."

    Downside not recognized.

    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 10:32 AM (Y4EXg)

    287 https://tinyurl.com/qsk6aza When Regulation Becomes a Power Play

    Posted by: jeff carter at December 14, 2019 10:35 AM (c73GF)

    288 The VA NG Adjutant General issued a statement:



    https://tinyurl.com/raqcptl
    Posted by: Tonypete at December 14, 2019 09:48 AM (Y4EXg)



    Today's vocabulary expanding word is "Contumacious"

    As in: The State of Virginia declared its Western areas Contumacious when they failed to support its vote of secession.

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 10:36 AM (1glZx)

    289 Empress. I want to know where this mall is

    https://preview.tinyurl.com/uqhk988

    Posted by: Anna Puma at December 14, 2019 10:37 AM (iIEts)

    290 215 One could certainly argue that I'm being unforgiving via a vis restoration simply because the likely political outcome is in opposition to my preference, hence my argument is self-serving. OTOH, one could counter that it is precisely that same argument that warrants no restoration. I'm typically voting for ?from my perspective) good policies based on informed views and prudent judgment. Felons otoh, by the very fact of being a felon, have demonstrated a lack of the prudent exercise of judgment essential to the responsible exercise of the franchise.
    Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2019 10:04 AM (87EdW)

    So, your position is that our legal system is infallible and all convictions are justified? And that all laws are rational and proper? And that anyone falling afoul of the Law should be de-personed as an American, with no possibility if rehabilitation? Why not just shoot them, one and all, instead of sentencing them?

    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 10:38 AM (ECrgQ)

    291 Muslim migrants attempt to disrupt Austrian Parade of St. Nicholas. Hilarity ensues.

    Link to Citizen's Free Press.

    https://tinyurl.com/smdnxyv

    Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 14, 2019 10:38 AM (Rz2Nc)

    292 Opponents of the Trump administration's plan to break up the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the country's public lands bureau are warning of a brain drain, saying many staffers who are being reassigned are opting to quit rather than move out West."

    So they're saying only qualified people live in DC?

    LOLGFY

    Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 10:39 AM (2DOZq)

    293 A Damsel in 'Dis Dress
    And the lawyer she found for her divorceWas a woman with the face of a horseShe couldn't get laid
    There was no way to paidOur damsel filed bankruptcy of course

    Posted by: Gork at December 14, 2019 10:39 AM (VmQ66)

    294
    What is White Coffee?

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 10:12 AM (ZCEU2)


    Racist and colonial imperialism of black coffee

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 10:39 AM (+2o5B)

    295 Muslim migrants attempt to disrupt Austrian Parade of St. Nicholas. Hilarity ensues.



    Link to Citizen's Free Press.



    https://tinyurl.com/smdnxyv

    Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 14, 2019 10:38 AM (Rz2Nc)


    Krampus for the win

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 10:40 AM (+2o5B)

    296 281 WHAT IF

    we banned ALL forms of government surveillance?

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 10:26 AM (G546f


    What a wonderful place to live.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:42 AM (aA3+G)

    297 Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 10:38 AM (ECrgQ)

    Is it your position that something has to be 100% infallible before a consequence can be implemented?

    Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 10:42 AM (2DOZq)

    298 we banned ALL forms of government surveillance?


    You would still have Google.

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:43 AM (lD3vL)

    299 What a wonderful place to live.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:42 AM (aA3+G)

    Organized crime agrees with you.

    Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 10:43 AM (2DOZq)

    300 > Muslim migrants attempt to disrupt Austrian Parade of St. Nicholas. Hilarity ensues.

    Don't mess with the Krampuses (Krampi?).

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 10:44 AM (WsmTT)

    301 San Francisco had another record breaking year in 2019 with 26.5 million visitors (up 2.5%)
    And tourist revenue up 3.5%

    Posted by: Kurt at December 14, 2019 10:45 AM (lt82u)

    302 WHAT IF

    we banned ALL forms of government surveillance?

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at December 14, 2019 10:26 AM (G546f


    What a wonderful place to live.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2019 10:42 AM (aA3+G)
    ********
    Because Then there would be terrorists attacks & it would all come but ON STEROIDS

    Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 10:45 AM (BqBId)

    303 Muslim migrants attempt to disrupt Austrian Parade of St. Nicholas. Hilarity ensues.



    Link to Citizen's Free Press.



    https://tinyurl.com/smdnxyv

    Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 14, 2019 10:38 AM (Rz2Nc)


    Krampus for the win
    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2019 10:40 AM (+2o5B)




    Kramps

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:45 AM (HALdu)

    304 Organized crime agrees with you.

    IOW, The Deep State, which is the the most powerful and omnipresent form of organized crime.

    In the meantime, we still have plenty of OC syndicates operating, often at times, hand-in-hand with our nation's government.

    Why do you think the drug cartels flourish in the US and so many government officials do everything in their power to stymie any law enforcement efforts against them?

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:46 AM (lD3vL)

    305 I gotta get me some Krampusses!....

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 10:46 AM (Z+IKu)

    306 292 Yeah, who would you rather have running land management? Let's say an ag graduate from Topeka who grew up on a farm, or somebody who has risen to GS12, even with his major in 17th century French poetry.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 10:46 AM (C1Lsn)

    307 San Francisco had another record breaking year in 2019 with 26.5 million visitors (up 2.5%)
    And tourist revenue up 3.5%
    Posted by: Kurt at December 14, 2019 10:45 AM (lt82u)

    That's what happens when you include the new homeless as visitors.

    Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 10:47 AM (2DOZq)

    308 For many years Dennis Prager has argued with Leftists who rail against big corporations that it's big governments that imprison populations not corporations. But maybe now those corporations like Google would have a hand in population round ups.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 10:48 AM (ZCEU2)

    309 So, your position is that our legal system is infallible and all convictions are justified? And that all laws are rational and proper? And that anyone falling afoul of the Law should be de-personed as an American, with no possibility if rehabilitation? Why not just shoot them, one and all, instead of sentencing them?
    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 10:38 AM (ECrgQ)




    So no vote = unpersoning?

    Do they not have access to their Constitutional rights?

    If your vote is important to you don't go committing felonies.

    Do you think anyone ever planning a crime ever worried that they might lose their vote?

    Ever?

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:48 AM (HALdu)

    310 Is it your position that something has to be 100% infallible before a consequence can be implemented?
    Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 10:42 AM (2DOZq)

    No. You were making a sweeping generalization, so I made one, too. Your position is that ALL felons are bad and there is NO redemption. What about the victims of revenge red flag laws who fights back? What about the citizens of VA if the idiot governor decides to do a gun grab? What about someone doing 90 in a 55, ffs? And on, and on, and on.

    Jesus gives redemption to those who turn their life around, and yet you refuse to extend redemption to your fellow citizens. Interesting.

    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 10:48 AM (ECrgQ)

    311 So, your position is that our legal system is infallible and all convictions are justified? And that all laws are rational and proper?

    Storing gasoline, even if only for a minute in a glass container is a federal felony: 10 years and $10k.

    You lose your guns, your freedom and the voting franchise.

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:49 AM (lD3vL)

    312 Opponents warn of staff exodus as US breaks up lands bureau
    Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 10:28 AM (BqBId)

    I thought that was one if it's selling points.

    Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 14, 2019 10:49 AM (Rz2Nc)

    313 Storing gasoline, even if only for a minute in a glass container is a federal felony: 10 years and $10k.

    You lose your guns, your freedom and the voting franchise.
    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:49 AM (lD3vL)




    That is an argument agains stupid laws and abusive government, not for restoring voting rights to felons.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:50 AM (HALdu)

    314 It appears that Brave browser has gone to a Chrome-based platform. Not sure that a privacy platform is using Google tech is too comforting.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 10:50 AM (psL96)

    315 Do they not have access to their Constitutional rights?
    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:48 AM (HALdu)


    No, they don't.

    What was the question again?

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:50 AM (t+qrx)

    316 San Francisco had a record breaking year in which 2.5 million tons of excrement were deposited on the public streets and no limbs were lost from MERSA infections by the overpaid crews who removed it.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 14, 2019 10:50 AM (Z+IKu)

    317 But maybe now those corporations like Google would have a hand in population round ups.

    For centuries, the Roman Catholic Church colluded with the various monarchies. You lose your soul if you don't confess your sins crimes to what is effectively an agent for the government.

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:51 AM (lD3vL)

    318 SanFran's issue is from here onward not last year. Reputation takes some time to grow or be destroyed, a big multi million convention held for last 20 years there just decided to bail out of prearranged plans.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 10:51 AM (ZCEU2)

    319 SF found a way to get rid of one turd, unfortunately.

    Posted by: Colin Kaepernick at December 14, 2019 10:52 AM (Ffwmb)

    320 Did Florida Man endanger the alligator? If not metabolized, was the meth still present in this system when he was eaten? Enquiring minds want to know.

    Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 14, 2019 10:52 AM (NVYyb)

    321 Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 10:50 AM (psL96)
    *******
    Dissenter?

    Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 10:52 AM (BqBId)

    322 Do they not have access to their Constitutional rights?
    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:48 AM (HALdu)

    No, they don't.

    What was the question again?
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:50 AM (t+qrx)





    So nothing in the Bill of Rights pertains to them once they get out of jail? No fourth, no fifth, nothing?

    They have Constitutional rights, just not all of them.

    They are certainly not unpersoned.

    How many of the people that might have their voting rights restored under this push have never even voted?



    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:53 AM (HALdu)

    323 We call them "renegade apostrophes" in our household.

    We hates 'em.

    Posted by: Emmie at December 14, 2019 10:53 AM (87gB3)

    324 Not sure that a privacy platform is using Google tech is too comforting.

    -------

    Yeah....no

    Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 14, 2019 10:53 AM (NVYyb)

    325 That is an argument agains stupid laws and abusive government, not for restoring voting rights to felons.
    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:50 AM (HALdu)

    And there are many, many people who are felons due to stupid laws and abusive government. And you are permanently excluding all victims of such.

    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 10:53 AM (ECrgQ)

    326 So nothing in the Bill of Rights pertains to them once they get out of jail? No fourth, no fifth, nothing?

    They have Constitutional rights, just not all of them.

    They are certainly not unpersoned.
    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:53 AM (HALdu)


    How many Constitutional rights do you get to lose before you can be considered unpersoned?

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:54 AM (t+qrx)

    327 That is an argument agains stupid laws and abusive government, not for restoring voting rights to felons.

    You don't fight with the army you want, you fight with the army you have.

    As it stands, we have a government that shows absolutely no sign of weakening stupid laws or abusive government, rather one that weakens moral laws (stealing, murder, rape, drugs) and dreams up even more ways to criminalize traditional behavior.

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:55 AM (lD3vL)

    328 Here's one about giving up rights. I'm afflicted with a lot of arthritic pain, and a medical marijuana card has been suggested. I then get my 2A rights infringed upon. So, not being one to trade freedom for a little comfort, it's aspirin and Aleve. Folks in worse shape than me suffer because of a law.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 10:55 AM (C1Lsn)

    329 Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 10:53 AM (ECrgQ)

    You know there is a process for individuals to request restoration of their voting rights correct?

    Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 10:55 AM (2DOZq)

    330 just ban surveillance on citizens

    LEOs could still obtain warrants for searches

    let cia keep spying on foreigners

    break up the fbi

    Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 10:55 AM (G546f)

    331 The Godzilla Christmas Tree was in the Aqua City Odaiba center int Tokyo.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:56 AM (HALdu)

    332 You lose your guns, your freedom and the voting franchise.
    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:49 AM (lD3vL)

    ---------

    Not to mention, Asset Forfeiture!

    Posted by: Seigneur Jeff B. Sessions at December 14, 2019 10:56 AM (NVYyb)

    333 How many of the folks advocating for restoration of voting rights are also advocating for restoration of 2nd amendment rights?

    Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 10:56 AM (X/Pw5)

    334 How many Constitutional rights do you get to lose before you can be considered unpersoned?

    Lets see, you want to fly commercial...

    At the minimum, you hand over your first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth, ninth, tenth and fourteenth amendment Rights.

    Are you unpersoned?

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:57 AM (lD3vL)

    335 personally I feel.that once a felon has served his time, all his rights should be restored

    Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 10:57 AM (G546f)

    336 Let's all pretend that "Kurt" is not BSG.

    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 10:57 AM (YOIA1)

    337 123 Bring back princess Sophie! Stuarts forever !!
    Posted by: runner at December 14, 2019 09:37 AM (YOIA1)

    --------

    Stuarts?
    Posted by: Boone at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (XVuno)

    I think the current Stuart claimant is an Italian Count.

    Posted by: Elmer at December 14, 2019 10:58 AM (qyH+l)

    338 And there are many, many people who are felons due to stupid laws and abusive government. And you are permanently excluding all victims of such.
    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 10:53 AM (ECrgQ)




    Then work on the stupid laws.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 10:58 AM (HALdu)

    339 How many of the folks advocating for restoration of voting rights are also advocating for restoration of 2nd amendment rights?

    If you can't be trusted in public with a gun, you shouldn't be trusted to even be free.

    Even felons should have the God-Given Right to self-defense.

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:58 AM (lD3vL)

    340 How many of the folks advocating for restoration of voting rights are also advocating for restoration of 2nd amendment rights?
    Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 10:56 AM (X/Pw5)


    *raises hand*

    Unless it's a specific condition of the sentence.

    It would be nice if there were a way for convicted felons who have served the terms of their sentence to not be completely and utterly unemployable in legitimate business ever until the end of time too, if we're asking for ponies and cupcakes here.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:59 AM (t+qrx)

    341 You know there is a process for individuals to request restoration of their voting rights correct?
    Posted by: Easy Andy at December 14, 2019 10:55 AM (2DOZq)

    Yes. But what was being argued was that all rights should be PERMANENTLY revoked. No restoration.

    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 10:59 AM (ECrgQ)

    342 Like all here, I'd like for Congress to clean out the weeds of Federal code. But, they'll never do it unless presented with a specific plan. Sounds like a great job for Don Jr.!

    Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 14, 2019 11:00 AM (NVYyb)

    343 https://lokinet.org/
    ******
    Use this too

    Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 11:00 AM (BqBId)

    344 How many Constitutional rights do you get to lose before you can be considered unpersoned?
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:54 AM (t+qrx)




    They were in jail. Some get executed. Those would both seem worse and more unpersoning for most than losing their voting rights.

    I do not think taking away someone's right to vote is an inconsequential or trivial thing, however, I do not have an issue with it when it is identified before someone commits a crime.

    I am all in for eliminating laws and increasing freedom.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:01 AM (HALdu)

    345 part of my platform is that the government will have a maximum of 100 laws, each law not to exceed 2 pages (single space 10 pt Helvetica)

    If you want to introduce a new law, you must repeal an old one

    it's the Marie Kondo legislature reform

    Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 11:01 AM (G546f)

    346 If you can't be trusted in public with a gun, you shouldn't be trusted to even be free.

    Even felons should have the God-Given Right to self-defense.
    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:58 AM (lD3vL)

    AMEN!!

    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 11:01 AM (ECrgQ)

    347 I then get my 2A rights infringed upon. So, not being one to trade freedom for a little comfort, it's aspirin and Aleve. Folks in worse shape than me suffer because of a law.
    Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 10:55 AM (C1Lsn)


    Yeah, that's definitely an issue, Bill.

    Here in Colorado, I've wondered if legalizing marijuana was partly a way to manufacture reasons to confiscate firearms.

    I have not partaken and have 2A reasons not to.

    Posted by: Emmie at December 14, 2019 11:02 AM (87gB3)

    348 i guess this is what life is like when you aren't on the ONT until 0300 local, and drink most of the bottle of rum...

    not sure i like it... now i gotta spend the whole day doing shit and dealing with people, instead of sleeping like a sane person.

    you Fing day walkers are weird.

    Posted by: redc1c4 at December 14, 2019 11:02 AM (Zo3HG)

    349 I am all in for eliminating laws and increasing freedom.

    You do realize that in this day and age, it is necessary to define what you mean by "freedom".

    It has been deconstructed by our Maxist friends to be nothing more than an emotional trigger word.

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 11:03 AM (lD3vL)

    350 Jesus gives redemption to those who turn their life around, and yet you refuse to extend redemption to your fellow citizens. Interesting.
    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 10:48 AM (ECrgQ)


    This sounds like an argument a fuckface like Colbert would make.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 11:03 AM (y7DUB)

    351 Trump has a galactic sized ego. This was once a character flaw, but mellowed with age and some wisdom, and hitched to a higher calling, it's now a ginormous asset

    Trump wants to go down as the most significant POTUS ever. He wants to get impeached, then vindicated by a Senate trial and a landslide election

    He'll be unleashed in a second term.

    Posted by: Ignoramus at December 14, 2019 11:03 AM (4KJaE)

    352 It would be nice if there were a way for convicted felons who have served the terms of their sentence to not be completely and utterly unemployable in legitimate business ever until the end of time too, if we're asking for ponies and cupcakes here.
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:59 AM (t+qrx)

    That guarantees a constant flow of new offenders for the prison industrial complex. Money must be made. /sarc, on that last sentence.

    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 11:04 AM (ECrgQ)

    353 "He who is not angry whereas he has cause to be, sins. For unreasonable patience is the hotbed of many vices, it fosters negligence and incites not only the wicked, but even the good to do wrong. "

    -Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae

    Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at December 14, 2019 11:04 AM (rLZe7)

    354 I am all in for eliminating laws and increasing freedom.

    You do realize that in this day and age, it is necessary to define what you mean by "freedom".

    It has been deconstructed by our Maxist friends to be nothing more than an emotional trigger word.

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 11:03 AM (lD3vL)




    I have been arguing for a long time that words have meaning and you can find those meanings in the dictionary.

    You know what I mean.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:04 AM (HALdu)

    355 wait no, it's Kondo Legis reform

    Kondo legislature reform is the one where nominations are held thru a lottery of all voting age citizens, candidates are allowed one website to explain why they want or don't want the job, and no campaigning is allowed

    Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 11:06 AM (G546f)

    356 If you want to introduce a new law, you must repeal an old one

    Yeah, we are at the point that driving over the speed-limit in a school zone will score you several crimes:

    1) speeding
    2) enhanced speeding (because school or construction zone)
    3) reckless driving
    4) endangerment to a child
    5) failure to observe traffic signs

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 11:06 AM (lD3vL)

    357 Jesus gives redemption to those who turn their life around, and yet you refuse to extend redemption to your fellow citizens. Interesting.
    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 10:48 AM (ECrgQ)

    This sounds like an argument a fuckface like Colbert would make.
    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 11:03 AM (y7DUB)

    So you disagree? You refuse redemption for your fellow citizens?

    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 11:06 AM (ECrgQ)

    358 Deep State #343: https://lokinet.org/

    Looking at the page. What is this for? What's a "Censorship Resistant Website"?

    Posted by: mindful webworker - cartoonist drawing a blank at December 14, 2019 11:07 AM (s2OJe)

    359 Redemption is a founding value of this country. Every immigrant from time immemorial came here because they wanted to leave whatever disaster existed at "home" and our country offers opportunity. Every life is redeemed here. But does that mean those people who abuse their fellow citizens get to vote. Seems oddly specific.

    Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 14, 2019 11:08 AM (NVYyb)

    360 Stuarts?
    Posted by: Boone at December 14, 2019 09:38 AM (XVuno)

    I think the current Stuart claimant is an Italian Count.
    Posted by: Elmer at Decemb


    The Paolo, he ready and able (bodied) !

    Posted by: The Paolo at December 14, 2019 11:08 AM (YOIA1)

    361 I find it curious that the cities with street people shitting on the streets use language such as "we must create safe spaces for them".

    For crying out loud, does it get any safer than knowing you. can shit on the sidewalk without consequences?

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 11:08 AM (m45I2)

    362 You do realize that in this day and age, it is necessary to define what you mean by "freedom".

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 11:03 AM (lD3vL)

    ---
    freedom is when you have nothing more to lose...

    Posted by: Janis Joplin at December 14, 2019 11:08 AM (Zo3HG)

    363 So you disagree? You refuse redemption for your fellow citizens?
    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 11:06 AM (ECrgQ)


    Laws of men aren't the laws of God. You know that but you're blurring them together.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 11:09 AM (y7DUB)

    364 freedom is when you have nothing more to lose...
    Posted by: Janis Joplin at December 14, 2019 11:08 AM (Zo3HG)




    Smart celebrities know to keep their mouths shut.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:09 AM (HALdu)

    365 Poop!

    Posted by: Fritz at December 14, 2019 11:09 AM (zD38/)

    366 Government is a necessary evil. Best to have as little as possible.

    - Shit Jefferson Said, unabridged edition, 1st printing

    Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 14, 2019 11:09 AM (1g7ch)

    367 Those that have taken away others rights somehow have theirs restored forthwith.

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 11:10 AM (ZCEU2)

    368 Laws of men aren't the laws of God. You know that but you're blurring them together.
    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 11:09 AM (y7DUB)


    Let's consider as a ground rule that many of the laws of men are actually unmitigated shit.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 11:10 AM (t+qrx)

    369 Laws of men aren't the laws of God. You know that but you're blurring them together.
    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 11:09 AM (y7DUB)




    What he said

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:10 AM (HALdu)

    370 Rentals ought to have a Big Red Switch to turn it all off, but when it's all dialed in, the adaptive high beams, adaptive cruise, lane assist, and all that are pretty nice things to have. On your car. Once you've had a chance to tune them. If I drove someone else's for a few hours, with all their preferred settings, it would piss me off right away.
    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 10:22 AM (t+qrx)


    I drove halfway across the country, in MY new car, with all that googah automatically turned on.

    The lane assist thing with try to nudge you back into the lane you started in... when you're merging onto a highway. The brake alert will yell at you, when you ALREADY have your foot on the brake, for a car that is slowing down in front of you.

    And don't get me started on the "you seem to need a coffee break" alert. Really? REALLY??

    Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 11:11 AM (hku12)

    371 Posted by: mindful webworker - cartoonist drawing a blank at December 14, 2019 11:07 AM (s2OJe)
    ******
    The Guy Code Monkey Z who runs 8chan now 8kun recommended using this on 8Kun & everywhere

    Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 11:11 AM (BqBId)

    372 356 I helped a friend move a disabled car. He got in front with another car so we could safely coast it down a hill, using the other car as a brake if need be. Cop pulls up due to no lights on the disabled car, and the ticket (from a new guy) included "coasting in neutral". Had to look up that one,and sure enough, it was on the books.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 11:11 AM (C1Lsn)

    373 Ok I'm going out to do real world stuff in case I'm accused of declining to argue further because I'm out of ammo...

    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 11:13 AM (y7DUB)

    374 So you disagree? You refuse redemption for your fellow citizens?
    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 11:06 AM (ECrgQ)

    Laws of men aren't the laws of God. You know that but you're blurring them together.
    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 11:09 AM (y7DUB)


    Oh Boy! Theology Time!

    Two Kingdom Model.

    Redemption of Sin is to satisfy the demands of a Holy God for transgressing His Law. Transgression of any of the Law is the same as against all of the Law, such that the penalty is not only temporal death, but spiritual death. The Cross brings the repentant sinner back to spiritual life.

    I'm not sure of any secular court that can do that.

    Also, while stealing is a crime against God and Man, the penalty of that crime with God is spiritual in nature, and as Paul writes in Romans 13, the government bears the sword to administer temporal judgment on the thief.

    Two wildly different courts, two profoundly different domains.





    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 11:14 AM (lD3vL)

    375 Laws of men aren't the laws of God. You know that but you're blurring them together.
    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 11:09 AM (y7DUB)

    Okay, let he or she who isn't a convicted felon only because they were not caught breaking an unjust law, cast the first stone. Shall we go there?

    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 11:15 AM (ECrgQ)

    376 Still touchy to walk around so I'm more or less stuck here

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 11:15 AM (ZCEU2)

    377 373 Milk, bread, maybe coffee,but toilet paper and ammo, never.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 11:15 AM (C1Lsn)

    378 Ok I'm going out to do real world stuff in case I'm accused of declining to argue further because I'm out of ammo...
    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2019 11:13 AM (y7DUB)


    Good idea to leave the marker so it doesn't look like you just bailed. I wish there were a shorthand for this.

    Have a good day.

    Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2019 11:15 AM (t+qrx)

    379

    The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900.

    It is also where Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic presidential candidate, will dine privately with donors following a Sunday fundraiser hosted by Craig and Kathryn Hall, the winery's billionaire owners, according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press.

    https://outline.com/JLnvZc

    Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 14, 2019 11:15 AM (aKsyK)

    380 That is one large Christmas decoration!

    https://bit.ly/2EeamqG

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:16 AM (+y/Ru)

    381 And don't get me started on the "you seem to need a coffee break" alert. Really? REALLY??

    What are you driving?

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 11:16 AM (lD3vL)

    382 Everyone is a unconvicted felon eh?

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 11:16 AM (ZCEU2)

    383 The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900.

    It is also where Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic presidential candidate, will dine privately with donors following a Sunday fundraiser hosted by Craig and Kathryn Hall, the winery's billionaire owners, according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press.

    https://outline.com/JLnvZc
    Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 14, 2019 11:15 AM (aKsyK)




    Hate their politics but they make great wine.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:16 AM (HALdu)

    384 They don't have insurance because they don't see a
    need for it, and these cultures wear a certain uniform of skin that
    makes criticizing the culture the same as criticizing the skin - which
    is "racism".
    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:18 AM (lD3vL)


    About 5 y ears ago Paraguay's national legislature passed a law making it mandatory for drivers to carry auto insurance. Up to that time it was optional.

    There was a huge cry about it and it was determined by the nation's supreme court that under their constitution the national legislature did not have the power to mandate purchase of insurance and declared the law to be invalid.

    This caused a huge cry from the people who opted early to get insurance and they took that through the courts as well, to which the courts basically told them, " please explain how you were harmed in voluntarily buying insurance"

    I don't believe governments can mandate purchase of anything. Forcing citizens under their control to buy insurance, or seatbelts, or even pictures of their leader that they must display prominently lest anyone forget who is their master, is a violation of basic rights and freedom.

    It is as bad as the company town forcing everyone to buy their groceries at their price with their script, or your boss requiring you to buy your tools to work from the company store at their mandated prices.

    Insurance originally was a way to protect the driver himself against damage and injury, and in a way to protect himself from being sued for claims of damage against others.
    What it is now is a mandated bond to allow driving privileges, and creates a secondary crime out of government fiat. It is used to protect other people who don't comply with the law.

    I do not like my chains.

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 11:17 AM (1glZx)

    385 http://bit.ly/2Pk2LNC
    *******
    What is Loki

    Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 11:18 AM (BqBId)

    386
    Okay, let he or she who isn't a convicted felon only because they were not caught breaking an unjust law, cast the first stone. Shall we go there?


    Paul wrote Romans 13 while rotting in Nero's Prison.

    Thoughts?

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 11:18 AM (lD3vL)

    387 do the crime
    do the time
    afterwards, you get to be a citizen again
    unless you are unreformable
    in case you are either in jail forever or decapitated

    Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 11:18 AM (G546f)

    388 Everyone is a unconvicted felon eh?
    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 11:16 AM (ZCEU2)

    I think the statistic was three per day.

    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 11:19 AM (ECrgQ)

    389

    The NHS is "over-diagnosing" children having medical treatment for gender dysphoria, with psychologists unable to properly assess patients over fears they will be branded "transphobic", former staff have warned.

    https://tinyurl.com/ror3owd

    Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 14, 2019 11:19 AM (aKsyK)

    390 Everyone is a unconvicted felon eh?

    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 11:16 AM (ZCEU2)

    Are your mattress tags in place?

    Posted by: BignJames at December 14, 2019 11:19 AM (X/Pw5)

    391 Storing gasoline, even if only for a minute in a glass container is a federal felony: 10 years and $10k.

    You lose your guns, your freedom and the voting franchise.
    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 10:49 AM (lD3vL)

    Yikes

    Posted by: clutch at December 14, 2019 11:20 AM (+mbOC)

    392 387 do the crime
    do the time
    afterwards, you get to be a citizen again
    unless you are unreformable
    in case you are either in jail forever or decapitated
    Posted by: votermom planning her campaign platform at December 14, 2019 11:18 AM (G546f)

    I'm good with this.

    Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 14, 2019 11:20 AM (ECrgQ)

    393 Have to wonder if the British missed out on all the nazi paperclip scientists so they decided to grab the concentration camp docs to run the NHS.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:20 AM (HALdu)

    394 389 No surprise there. This generation of children is f**ked. It's going to be tragic.

    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 11:20 AM (OX9vb)

    395 And don't get me started on the "you seem to need a coffee break" alert. Really? REALLY??
    -----------------------
    What are you driving?
    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 11:16 AM (lD3vL)


    Honda Accord. It doesn't really bother me, I just yell at the thing and say "No! I don't need no stinkin' coffee," or "I already have coffee you stupid car!!"

    Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 11:21 AM (hku12)

    396 The UK is going to be a muslim transtopia

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:21 AM (HALdu)

    397 > I have been arguing for a long time that words have meaning and you can find those meanings in the dictionary.


    Just don't use Merriam-Webster, because that one has been taken over by "woke" millenial communists. War is peace. Ignorance is strength. Freedom is slavery.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 11:22 AM (WsmTT)

    398 DO NOT mix meth and gaters!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (JFO2v)

    Meth kills.

    Posted by: the zombie gator at December 14, 2019 11:22 AM (Ol3ZL)

    399 Oh goody. Legal arguments.

    We're going to fix the world, here on the ol' AoSHQ.

    Laws are stupid. There. I said it.

    Are we done now?

    Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2019 11:23 AM (hku12)

    400 Step Mom of the Year Doctor Jill Biden was on MSNBC. As a mom, she knows Hunter is innocent. Moms know these things

    Posted by: Ignoramus at December 14, 2019 11:23 AM (4KJaE)

    401 Just don't use Merriam-Webster, because that one has been taken over by "woke" millenial communists. War is peace. Ignorance is strength. Freedom is slavery.
    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 11:22 AM (WsmTT)



    I have one of those old paper dictionaries.

    Who would have ever guessed it would become some secret sacred tome to be secreted away by monks until the day when man was ready to receive and apply its wisdom.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:24 AM (HALdu)

    402 nood

    Posted by: JoeF. at December 14, 2019 11:25 AM (CqE5x)

    403 > Are your mattress tags in place?

    Bad example. That law only applies to mattress manufacturers and dealers.

    If I remember right, it was enacted because mattress makers were using...questionable...materials to stuff mattresses.


    "Hey boss, got a new truckload of skid row shower drain hair in."

    "Great. Send it over to the crib mattress line. They're running low."



    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 14, 2019 11:25 AM (WsmTT)

    404 400 Yeah, and choosy mothers choose Jif.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 11:25 AM (C1Lsn)

    405 DO NOT mix meth and gaters!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 14, 2019 09:05 AM (JFO2v)




    Technically I think the issue was mixing meth with meth.

    Bartender I want a snort of meth with a meth chaser. Meth for everyone!

    Things Hunter Biden would say.

    Posted by: not so at December 14, 2019 11:26 AM (HALdu)

    406 Didja see that NYC is regulating cab drivers to ask for and use passengers' preferred pronouns?

    https://bit.ly/2qNHIJI

    Mine is Muhammad Is a Homo.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2019 11:26 AM (+y/Ru)

    407 I don't believe governments can mandate purchase of anything. Forcing citizens under their control to buy insurance...

    In principle I would agree with you.

    In the case of states like Michigan that had or still have a form of "No Fault Insurance", I understood it to mean that it didn't matter who caused the wreck, each party had to deal with their own transportation. I'm not sure how that works with damaging other property like smashing into homes, maiming people or taking out stretches of guard rail.

    The reality is, we keep uninsured/underinsured insurance because a $130k Mercedes Benz GLS-63 is over the ability to pay of most drivers on the road.

    In states like Texas, the mandate is not to necessarily buy insurance, but to prove that you have Financial Responsibility to certain dollar amounts in the event that you cause injury or damage.

    There are ways to do that such as show letters of credit for that dollar amount, or have that money in escrow.

    Society has decided that we want people responsible for the damage they do, this is why so many people are against illegal aliens operating motor vehicles - because they do not have an desire or ability to take responsibility for any injury or damage they do.

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 11:26 AM (lD3vL)

    408 SCOTUS and case law amply provides that our government cannot compel citizens to purchase anything. That is why Democrat's in Congress structured the ACA as they did. They attempted to somewhat argue that case in NFIb v Sebelius , but even Roberts shot that part down. But he did turn it into a "tax" which is perhaps one of the worst written pieces of exploitable jurisprudence in our history.

    Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at December 14, 2019 11:26 AM (rLZe7)

    409 382 Everyone is a unconvicted felon eh?
    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 11:16 AM (ZCEU2)

    These days, probably.

    Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2019 11:27 AM (NWiLs)

    410 freedom is when you have nothing more to lose...


    *******


    I've been hearing this construct a lot, and I get where it comes from, but freedom is not the same as liberty. "Nothing left to lose" includes the loss of any meaningful human relationships, Nothing-left-to-lose freedom is destructive and self-centered, "I no longer give a shit".

    Liberty on the other hand is aspirational and best when shared with someone. Liberty is the freedom to stand on your convictions amongst other people, and has an element of risk involved, i.e. loss of that liberty.

    I know not course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty!

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 11:27 AM (m45I2)

    411 I know not WHAT course...

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 11:28 AM (m45I2)

    412 I think the current Stuart claimant is an Italian Count.
    Posted by: Elmer at December 14, 2019 10:58 AM (qyH+l)
    -----
    Franz, Duke of Bavaria

    Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 14, 2019 11:31 AM (3Z6pZ)

    413 351 Trump has a galactic sized ego. This was once a character flaw, but mellowed with age and some wisdom, and hitched to a higher calling, it's now a ginormous asset

    Trump wants to go down as the most significant POTUS ever. He wants to get impeached, then vindicated by a Senate trial and a landslide election

    He'll be unleashed in a second term.

    Posted by: Ignoramus at December 14, 2019 11:03 AM (4KJaE)


    Yeppers. What this Ignoramus said. And good morning morons.

    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2019 11:33 AM (VqhL9)

    414 The NHS is "over-diagnosing" children having medical treatment for gender dysphoria, with psychologists unable to properly assess patients over fears they will be branded "transphobic",
    Posted by: Bertram Cabot


    ********

    You don't need to go to Britain to find that. See The
    American Academy of Pediatrics position statement on gender disorders in youth.

    Posted by: Muldoon at December 14, 2019 11:35 AM (m45I2)

    415 Everyone is a unconvicted felon eh?
    Posted by: Skip at December 14, 2019 11:16 AM (ZCEU2)

    These days, probably.
    Posted by: Insomniac

    We're working on it.---Virginia Governor Ralph Northam

    Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 14, 2019 11:37 AM (UNthw)

    416 And don't get me started on the "you seem to need a coffee break" alert. Really? REALLY??

    The 06 Pontiac GTO had one of those.
    It would also beep when you went over 100.

    Posted by: DaveA at December 14, 2019 11:46 AM (FhXTo)

    417 Mr. April bought a new truck recently. We just realized last week it has automatic brights. They brighten automatically, and dim automatically depending on how far ahead it sees taillights or opposing headlights. Huh.
    Posted by: April at December 14, 2019 10:01 AM (OX9vb)

    That was a feature on Cadillacs at least as early as 1955. I had a '56 once, and it had it. The photocell, mounted in a streamlined pod on top of the dash, could only sense oncoming headlights, though. No tail lights.

    I would want to be sure that any car I own had a manual override for the automatic dimmers, though.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 11:50 AM (Ol3ZL)

    418 I am fine with restoring rights after the entire debt is paid. You serve
    your sentence and complete parole without re-offending. Then, you can
    vote.
    =====

    +five years after completion of all paroles. Upon affirmative petition, then voting rights should be restored. I don't think life sentences for felonies unless specifically violent should be a bar to restoration of voting rights.

    Specifically violent felonies are probably a different category altogether.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at December 14, 2019 11:51 AM (MIKMs)

    419
    Society has decided that we want people
    responsible for the damage they do, this is why so many people are
    against illegal aliens operating motor vehicles - because they do not
    have an desire or ability to take responsibility for any injury or
    damage they do.

    Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 14, 2019 11:26 AM (lD3vL)


    I would expect that it is not actually "society" (which, to pointedly ask, where is Society's address, its supporters and its shoe size?) that supports the drive for universal insurance are politicians who are buying votes using other people's (read: your) money, by protecting the voters from a designated enemy (read: uninsured people they can't sue for damages) and insurance companies that see a huge increase in volume and a broad socialization of their own financial risk.

    If you want to protect yourself buy your own damned insurance. If you want to buy insurance for illegals who can't drive do it directly (but I know you are against it because you said you hated doing that)

    BUT YOU ARE ADVOCATING MY EXTORTION TO MAKE YOUR LIFE MORE COMFORTABLE IN THE NAME OF FAIRNESS.

    Please don't be so superior while advocating my robbery to make your life more convenient.

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 14, 2019 11:51 AM (1glZx)

    420 Opponents warn of staff exodus as US breaks up lands bureau
    Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at December 14, 2019 10:28 AM (BqBId)

    That is exactly what is supposed to happen. Deep State roaches clinging to that iron rice bowl.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 12:01 PM (Ol3ZL)

    421 Shiff and Nadler will be on tomorrow's Sunday morning shows.

    Chris Wallace has Comey. Heh

    Posted by: Ignoramus at December 14, 2019 12:04 PM (4KJaE)

    422 It appears that Brave browser has gone to a Chrome-based platform. Not sure that a privacy platform is using Google tech is too comforting.
    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2019 10:50 AM (psL96)

    This happened over a year ago, IIRC. I don't believe Gurgle has any active role in the function of the Chrome browser engine.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 12:05 PM (Ol3ZL)

    423 I helped a friend move a disabled car. He got in front with another car so we could safely coast it down a hill, using the other car as a brake if need be. Cop pulls up due to no lights on the disabled car, and the ticket (from a new guy) included "coasting in neutral". Had to look up that one,and sure enough, it was on the books.
    Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 14, 2019 11:11 AM (C1Lsn)

    Willowed, I know, but that "offense" is on the books in a lot of jurisdictions, especially where hills are commonplace. Goes back about a century, now, but it used to be a thing to "save gas" by coasting downhill in neutral, even shutting down the engine. Truckers called it "Georgia Overdrive". Thing is, one no longer has engine braking available, and the vehicle's brakes (especially back in the day) were not necessarily up to the task of maintaining safe speed on a long downgrade, or making an emergency stop in such conditions. It was truly an unsafe mode of operation.

    Speaking to your instance, though, it was a bullshit charge. A smart cop would have just said, "get that broke-down car onto the shoulder, and call a wrecker now."

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2019 12:19 PM (Ol3ZL)

    424 @356 "Yeah, we are at the point that driving over the speed-limit in a school zone will score you several crimes:

    1) speeding
    2) enhanced speeding (because school or construction zone)
    3) reckless driving
    4) endangerment to a child
    5) failure to observe traffic signs
    "

    And don't tell me that those "safe driving discounts" based on your car narcing on you aren't a pilot program for something that will, someday soon, be imposed by mandate.

    Posted by: Inside the Panopticon at December 14, 2019 02:48 PM (koNhm)

    425 Had been seeing it as MORNONS.

    Looked closer today

    Happy Saturday you Morons!

    Posted by: Hanuman at December 14, 2019 03:28 PM (uDHmt)

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