Monday Overnight Open Thread (12/23/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"We do know that there is a miscommunication in this situation. We don't know the exact cause. We have narrowed it down to one of two things." Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran


Quote II

"I really believe folks are tired of it. They’re tired of the hours and hours and hours of time that has been spent on it, they’re tired of the millions of dollars that have been spent on it, and they want to move forward,"Rep. Jeff Van Drew (DR-NJ)


Quote III

“Frankly, Mr. Ward caused his own death by inexplicably taking a number of bizarre actions that confirmed in the deputies’ minds that he was an armed car-jacker, rather than the victim of that crime,” Harry Stern


Quote IV

“As this investigation makes clear, we remain focused on exposing border crime and combatting the cartels’ increasingly unabashed underground smuggling tactics.”Scott Brown, special agent in charge for HSI Phoenix


Quote V

“It’s not for me to make commentaries on what those outside of Australia think that Australia should do. We’ll do in Australia what we think is right for Australia. And that has always been my guiding principle.

“I’m not here to try to impress people overseas. I’m here to do the right job for Australians and put them first.” Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison

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How does the Pope square Matthew 28:19 & Mark 16:15 to his thoughts on evangelism?

The Pope's lengthy answer, reprinted in full at the bottom of this article, contained numerous notable remarks illustrating the Pope's views on evangelism, including:

[Speaking of having Jewish and Muslim friends]: "We are all the same, all children of God."

"It didn't occur to me, and it doesn't have to be like, saying to a boy or a girl: 'You are Jewish, you are Muslim: come, be converted!'"

"We are not in the times of the crusades."

"In front of an unbeliever the last thing I have to do is try to convince him. Never."

"But listen: Never, never bring the gospel by proselytizing."

"If someone says they are a disciple of Jesus and comes to you with proselytism, they are not a disciple of Jesus."

"The Church does not grow by proselytism."


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Don't believe in Grinch or Scrooge? Let me present you, drum roll please, Brody Middle School principal Thomas Hoffman.

Thanks to the Social Justice Grinch, a class of middle school students from Iowa almost missed out on a pizza party they’d worked hard to earn.

The story begins at Brody Middle School in Des Moines, where teacher Amy Benjamin recently pledged to reward her students for their good behavior by hosting an in-class pizza party for them.

There’s nothing unusual about that, right? It’s long been a tradition to reward students with pizza parties.

Come the day of the pizza party, Benjamin ordered the pizza, paid for it and signed the receipt. But before she could share the pizza with her students, something foul happened.

In a Facebook post published Thursday afternoon, not too long after this happened, one of the students’ parents, Neil Erickson, explained everything:
My son attends Brody Middle School here in Des Moines. His class earned a pizza party that I believe the teacher paid for. He has been excited for this for days…telling me about it and how they earned it. Well today was the day. The pizzas were delivered to the class…the teacher paid and signed the receipt. Principal walks into the classroom and says “I never approve pizza parties” or something to that affect. He took the pizzas from the kids and let them sit in the office for the teacher to pick up after school.
Now my son and his classmates lost the party they worked hard to earn and the pizza I'm sure is wasted now…and the teacher was left in tears. I just cant believe it!

UPDATE: The pizzas were not taken for staff to eat...they were boxed back up to rot so the teacher can take them home at the end of the day.

He wrote that before the pizza party could even begin, Brody Middle School principal Thomas Hoffman stormed into the classroom and seized the pizzas like a grinch. Like the Social Justice Grinch, to be more exact.


I think if the teacher had been Andrew Benjamin instead of Amy Benjamin the SJW misogynist Hoffman would have backed off.

When so many teachers are concerned about their paycheck and pension plans Ms Benjamin displayed that she cared about her students.

I hope that the adults in this particular school system relieves a certain principal of his duties, permanently.

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I'm confused. Are you?

A transgender woman facing disciplinary action over a T-shirt stating that she is still biologically a man has been accused of “hate speech”.

Debbie Hayton, a physics teacher in the Midlands, lives as a transgender women after changing her gender from male to female in 2012. But unlike many people in the trans-community, she does not believe her sex can be changed and is vocal about the fact that she will always biologically remain a man.


So he's a pretend chick with a dick and hateful?


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The Nanny State, Alive and well under President Trump.

By signing the $738 billion Defense Spending Bill, on Friday, President Donald Trump has raised the legal age for smoking to 21 nationwide — news that went largely unnoticed.

The new rules include cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

The smoking age hike had bipartisan support in the Senate, and was co-authored by Democrats Brian Schatz and Dick Durbin, and Republicans Mitt Romney and Todd Young, CNN reported.

Now that Trump’s signature is on the bill, the Food and Drug Administration has 180 days to update its regulations — and the new age requirement will go into effect 90 days later, ABC News reported.


Let me get this straight, an 18 year old can vote, join the military, die for our country, buy legal marijuana, marry. But by God he/she/it can't have a cigarette. SMH


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While we are on the subject of the Nanny State, Government officials want to ban Ham Radio.

HAM Radio has been around since the very beginning of radio, back in the 1890s. A loose-knit, but globe-spanning group, they are brought together by their common love for what they do. They are not a club, but comprise many clubs together. While mostly ignored and left to their devices, HAM Radio operators provide several essential services, such as providing military personnel in hazardous duty postings overseas a means of talking to their families. When other communications fail, it is the HAM Radio operators who provide emergency communications to the nations.

Yet HAM Radio may be in trouble. It appears that there are those in government service who don’t like the idea of a group of people who can do things the government can’t do for themselves; and HAM Radio operators have a long history of doing just that. When Admiral Byrd led his expedition to the South Pole, the Navy couldn’t maintain contact with him. But a HAM Radio operator by the name of Collins could, leading that HAM to create the Collins Radio Company to build his equipment and sell it to the Navy.

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The ONT PSATM


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(H/T LadyL)


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Even shysters attorneys are getting into the Christmas spirit.........

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The Ghost of Candidates Past


Speaking of candidates..............


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Instead of naming your vehicle Brad, Maybe you should name it Rosenberg, after the famed spies.

We're at a turning point for driving surveillance: In the 2020 model year, most new cars sold in the United States will come with built-in Internet connections, including 100 percent of Fords, GMs and BMWs and all but one model Toyota and Volkswagen. (This independent cellular service is often included free, or sold as an add-on.) Cars are becoming smartphones on wheels, sending and receiving data from apps, insurance firms and pretty much wherever their makers want. Some brands even reserve the right to use the data to track you down if you don't pay your bills.

When I buy a car, I assume the data I produce is owned by me - or at least is controlled by me. Many automakers do not. They act like how and where we drive, also known as telematics, isn't personal information.

Cars now run on the new oil: your data. It is fundamental to a future of transportation where vehicles drive themselves and we hop into whatever one is going our way. Data isn't the enemy. Connected cars already do good things like improve safety and send you service alerts that are much more helpful than a check-engine light in the dash.


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If you listened to last week's Democratic Candidate debate you thought we lived in the midst of hell. I hate to break it to them, we live in some pretty good times.

Let nobody tell you that the second decade of the 21st century has been a bad time. We are living through the greatest improvement in human living standards in history. Extreme poverty has fallen below 10 percent of the world’s population for the first time. It was 60 percent when I was born. Global inequality has been plunging as Africa and Asia experience faster economic growth than Europe and North America; child mortality has fallen to record low levels; famine virtually went extinct; malaria, polio and heart disease are all in decline.

Little of this made the news, because good news is no news. But I’ve been watching it all closely. Ever since I wrote The Rational Optimist in 2010, I’ve been faced with ‘what about…’ questions: what about the great recession, the euro crisis, Syria, Ukraine, Donald Trump? How can I possibly say that things are getting better, given all that? The answer is: because bad things happen while the world still gets better. Yet get better it does, and it has done so over the course of this decade at a rate that has astonished even starry-eyed me.


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The Circle of LifeCowardice.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Shooting that injured 13 at memorial party in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood 'an act of cowardice’

The violence began about 12:40 a.m. at a house party in the 5700 block of South May Street commemorating the birthday of a man who died in a previous shooting. Someone at the party opened fire, sending 13 people to area hospitals, according to Chicago police.

The injured ranged in age from 16 to 48, and a 16-year-old boy was one of those in critical condition, though it was later improved to “serious,” said Fred Waller, who heads the patrol division for Chicago police.


The ONT Christmas Music Interlude



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Touching


(H/T CBD)


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Always and I mean always celebrate the Sammich Artist. Genius Award Winner.

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Police arrested a woman after she allegedly tried to light her boyfriend on fire because he would not celebrate with her after she got hired at a Subway restaurant, according to court documents.

Kathy Jones, 46, now faces charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage.

According to the police report, Jones told officers she had two Smirnoff Ice alcoholic beverages and two "strong" mixed drinks that contained rum that night.

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Here, have my seat. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Jack and his family purchased seats In our upper class cabin for a flight home from New York, but when he got onboard, Jack went and found violet in economy and swapped seats with her.

He then sat on the row of seats directly next to the economy toilets and never made a peep or asked for anything the rest of the flight. No fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart, no one asked him too.


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Weekly commenter stats for week of 12-23-2019

Top 10 commenters:
1 [646 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz' [90.68 posts/day]
2 [465 comments] 'Insomniac '
3 [420 comments] 'rickb223'
4 [389 comments] 'Skip'
5 [349 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
6 [343 comments] 'Grump928(C)'
7 [341 comments] 'Commissar Hrothgar'
8 [322 comments] 'Easy Andy'
9 [314 comments] 'Tom Servo'
10 [312 comments] 'eleven'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [98 names] 'Miklos, speculatively' [13.76 unique names/day]
2 [45 names] 'Count de Monet'
3 [37 names] 'freaked'
4 [36 names] 'Notorious BFD'
5 [25 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
6 [25 names] 'Meade Lux Lewis'
7 [24 names] 'Grump928(C)'
8 [23 names] 'The ARC of History!'
9 [22 names] 'Truck Monkey'
10 [20 names] 'wth'

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Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 09:56 PM (EpeCy)

2 Good evening, ya'll!

Posted by: Bert G at December 23, 2019 09:56 PM (OMsf+)

3 Roomy

Posted by: Aviator at December 23, 2019 09:56 PM (p40Pc)

4 BOOM goes the ONT!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 23, 2019 09:56 PM (Dc2NZ)

5 Hello how are you?

Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 09:57 PM (EpeCy)

6 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at December 23, 2019 09:57 PM (JFzNN)

7 Pros never read the content first!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 23, 2019 09:57 PM (BiNEL)

8 Frohlich Weinachten, schweinhunds!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 09:58 PM (XVuno)

9 BOOM goes the ONT!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 23, 2019 09:56 PM (Dc2NZ)


I thought the style book called for "Boom Boom!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 23, 2019 09:58 PM (BiNEL)

10 Happy ONT y'all!

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 23, 2019 09:58 PM (a4qVe)

11 Merry Christmas!!!!


Great ONT, MisHum. Thank you so much for all you do!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:00 PM (TdMsT)

12 This has to be said.

Fvck this pope.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 23, 2019 10:00 PM (aS1PU)

13 I say make 18 the legal age across the board. Drinking, smoking, voting. Stop pushing back adulthood.

Are 18-year-olds still immature? Sure. Guess what, I still do stupid things at 29.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 23, 2019 10:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

14 5 Hello how are you?
Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 09:57 PM (EpeCy)


Not well.
Thanks for asking

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:01 PM (aA3+G)

15 Is this Pope even a Christian?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:01 PM (TdMsT)

16 Hostas? Is that a thing?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:01 PM (XVuno)

17 Not well.
Thanks for asking
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Have an anus chocolate.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 23, 2019 10:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

18 What's a hosta?

Posted by: Gref at December 23, 2019 10:02 PM (AMIL/)

19 Roughly half of all chicks have dicks. They grow up to be cocks.

Or roasters.

Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2019 10:02 PM (QLPEO)

20 Star Wars movies that have Palpatine ars just better than ones that don't. That's not my opinion, that's science.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 23, 2019 10:02 PM (CW8hn)

21 What's a hosta?
Posted by: Gref at December 23, 2019 10:02 PM (AMIL/)

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Five bucks, same as in town.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:02 PM (XVuno)

22 Not well.
Thanks for asking
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:01 PM (aA3+G)

Sorry to hear this. Hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:04 PM (EpeCy)

23 11 Merry Christmas!!!!


Great ONT, MisHum. Thank you so much for all you do!
Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:00 PM (TdMsT)

Thanks and Merry Christmas to you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

24
Ain't it funny
how time
slips awaaayyy!

Another day's suffering rewarded with an ONT cookie. Yay.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ♪ I'm off to read the content ♪ at December 23, 2019 10:04 PM (qpKia)

25 He's great and he does boffo box office, but I got to think that Tucker Carlson's days are numbered at FOX.
I'd be shocked he lasts the weekend.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 23, 2019 10:04 PM (o1fzk)

26 Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Shooting that injured 13 at memorial party in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood 'an act of cowardice'

The excellent Second City Cop blog had some pungent comments about this (the shooting took place in Englewood, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago):

why is there a party for a dead guy, who was shot and killed when he attempted to carjack a Concealed Carry Permit holder while he was already in another stolen car?

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And a shout out to aldercreature Coleman who actually said on camera that this isn't "representative" of Englewood. We don't know where you've been lately aldercreature, but this is EXACTLY representative of Englewood for our lifetimes, and we're nearing the half-century mark.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 23, 2019 10:04 PM (I2/tG)

27 Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:04 PM (EpeCy)


Several issues.
Oh well, this too shall pass

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

28 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:01 PM (aA3+G)

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Hope it passes quickly, MisHum.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:04 PM (XVuno)

29 18 What's a hosta?
Posted by: Gref at December 23, 2019 10:02 PM (AMIL/)

It's a deer's preferred landscaping plant.

Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:05 PM (EpeCy)

30 Hope things get better MisHum.

Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2019 10:05 PM (QLPEO)

31 Police arrested a woman after she allegedly tried to light her boyfriend
on fire because he would not celebrate with her after she got hired at a
Subway restaurant, according to court documents.




C'mon baby light my fire

C'mon baby light my fire
Try not to set me on fire

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 23, 2019 10:06 PM (WJUXr)

32 Quote V: Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison

Wonder what he thinks of Alexander Downer!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 23, 2019 10:06 PM (BiNEL)

33 willowed from the last thread:

477 411 No One, did you get your turducken?
Posted by: Ben Had at December 23, 2019 09:32 PM (SRQO0)

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Showed up today. Dry ice was gone, and the roast completely thawed. Costco refunded our money.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 23, 2019 09:52 PM (CAJOC)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 23, 2019 10:06 PM (CAJOC)

34 OH MH.. whatever is wrong hope it's over with quickly. We love you!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 23, 2019 10:07 PM (dUJdY)

35 Howdy y'all,

Quick catch up post:
1) Going through a divorce sucks
2) Friends are godsends
3) Prostate Cancer sucks
4) Friends are godsends
5) Hot flashes and fatigue suck..can't wait for the radiation to start.
6) Friends are godsends
7) EDKH
Morons are godsends

In case I'm out with friends over the next few days, Merry Christmas ya filthy animals!

Posted by: browndog at December 23, 2019 10:07 PM (gD6Ka)

36 Regarding the person masquerading as pope, does he even believe in God?

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 10:07 PM (+lVUW)

37 Jeez, Grump.

Leave some for the rest of us.

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 23, 2019 10:07 PM (K/Gmb)

38 It's a deer's preferred landscaping plant.

Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:05 PM (EpeCy)

With azaleas as number two!

Nothing like azalea fed venison...


or so I've been told

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 23, 2019 10:07 PM (BiNEL)

39 >>> 15 Is this Pope even a Christian?
Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:01 PM (TdMsT)

C'mon, you don't expect them to actually BELIEVE this stuff, do you?!

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Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 23, 2019 10:08 PM (0ReGO)

40 20 Star Wars movies that have Palpatine ars just better than ones that don't. That's not my opinion, that's science.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 23, 2019 10:02 PM (CW8hn)
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Palpatine's dry cackle warms the cockles of my heart.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 23, 2019 10:08 PM (Dc2NZ)

41 That principal is a complete and total asshole. What a fucking douchenozzle.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 23, 2019 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

42 15 Is this Pope even a Christian?

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He's not even the real pope. Benedict is.

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 23, 2019 10:08 PM (0ldxp)

43 I think going after David French personally is going to cost Tucker his job, which is a shame because French is a POS.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 23, 2019 10:08 PM (o1fzk)

44
Willowed

H7, Good to know there is another Don Camillo fan here, but I would have expected nothing less!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH


Don Camillo secrets himself in a Communist tour of the Soviet Union. He and Peppone are told by an expatriate about the nearby location of a mass grave of massacred Italian prisoners.

"Breaking into a run they came soon enough to the ditch and the great hedge. Don Camillo saw that the water in the ditch was thick ice. He dropped onto it and continued on his way towards the great oak, which seemed to reach through the intricacy of its bare branches up to the sky.

"Coming to the foot of the tree they climbed up the side of the ditch through an opening in the hedge into a large field with green shoots of corn. They were loath to contemplate the image of hopeless misery that lay before them.

"Don Camillo shook himself and, turning to the trunk of the big oak tree, removed with a trembling hand some of the great strands of ivy that covered it.

"When he found what he was looking for - etched into the bark was a cross and a date, 27.XII.1941, and a short word, 'Italia' - he gently replaced the tendrils of ivy.

"Peppone, who had removed his cap, stood contemplating the cornfield, thinking back to those rustic crosses which would have been placed there in remembrance and were now gone, and of the crumbling bones of his people buried now in the cold ground. And the wind-chill penetrated his heart.

"'Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetuus luceat eis...'

"Peppone came to and turning saw that at the foot of the oak tree, under the rude cross that Stephan had carved on it, Don Camillo was celebrating the Mass for the Dead.

"'Deus, cuius miseratione animae fidelium requiescunt: famulis et famulabus tuis, et omnibus hic et ubiqe in Christo quiescentibus, da propitius veniam peccatorum; ut a cunctis reatibus absoluti, tecum sine fine laetentur. Per eumdem Dominum...'

"The wind blew across the great desolate plain, and the tender seedlings of wheat throbbed with life.

"'My son, where are you?'

"Peppone remembered the despairing cry of the headline of a melancholy magazine story he had once seen...

"'Where are you, my son?'"

It's always dusty in the room when I read this.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:08 PM (7rVsF)

45 Palpatine's dry cackle warms the cockles of my heart.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 23, 2019 10:08 PM (Dc2NZ)

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Do it. DO IT!!!

Posted by: E. Palpatine at December 23, 2019 10:09 PM (XVuno)

46 >>> 42 15 Is this Pope even a Christian?

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He's not even the real pope. Benedict is.
Posted by: Pete Seria at December 23, 2019 10:08 PM (0ldxp)

That, too!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 23, 2019 10:09 PM (0ReGO)

47 Posted by: browndog at December 23, 2019 10:07 PM (gD6Ka)

Get well & Merry Christmas

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:09 PM (aA3+G)

48 Posted by: browndog at December 23, 2019 10:07 PM (gD6Ka)

I'd add "Losing a loved one to cancer sucks" to your list but other wise, spot on!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 23, 2019 10:09 PM (BiNEL)

49 At this point Palpatine is the hero of these dreary movies that won't go the fuck away.

Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2019 10:09 PM (QLPEO)

50 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 23, 2019 10:09 PM (BOpNY)

51 Soon next year there will be the annual comment count and some lucky commenter will have the honor of everybody wondering exactly what the hell that person does.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 23, 2019 10:09 PM (r+sAi)

52 But Daisy Ridley is cute.

Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2019 10:10 PM (QLPEO)

53 I read the Pope's interview, and it's clear from the context that he's against what he sees as a pushy sort of evangelization, the kind that the Babylon Bee often mocks. He isn't saying never spread the Gospel. Instead, he seems to be saying that you should first win them over through your actions, and then lead them to the Gospel once you've earned their trust.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 23, 2019 10:10 PM (SgjGX)

54 Our daughter's class earned a pizza party when she was in 6th or 7th grade. The pinch faced scolds claimed it wasn't fair to the poor underachievers. PTA met, voted and bluntly told the school "put the stupid little shits in detention to study about rewards for good work while the kids that worked for a reward get rewarded."

Pizza party went off as planned except the teacher didn't purchase the pizza, the pta did.

Posted by: BifBewalski at December 23, 2019 10:10 PM (VcFUs)

55 15 Is this Pope even a Christian?


No

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 23, 2019 10:10 PM (08AF/)

56 34 OH MH.. whatever is wrong hope it's over with quickly. We love you!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at December 23, 2019 10:07 PM (dUJdY)

I'll be fine
Thanks Jewells

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:10 PM (aA3+G)

57 I think going after David French personally is going to cost Tucker his job, which is a shame because French is a POS.

lol, good one.

Murdoch's shithead progeny know where their bread is buttered.

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 23, 2019 10:10 PM (K/Gmb)

58 The Pope is a front man for the Deep Church.

Posted by: davidt at December 23, 2019 10:10 PM (l3+k2)

59 Also, it's pretty clear now. Episodes I through IX are not the story of the Jedi. It's not the tale of Anakin or Luke or Rey.

It's the Palpatine show.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 23, 2019 10:11 PM (CW8hn)

60 Bringing back the Sheev.
Bringing back the Sheev.
The Mouse shall come rejoicing
Bringing back the Sheev.

Posted by: Jar Jar Abrams at December 23, 2019 10:11 PM (XVuno)

61 Has anyone heard from qdpsteve? Was wondering about his arm numbness.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 23, 2019 10:11 PM (a4qVe)

62
I long for the days when the Pope kept his mouth shut and let the Curia do the talking.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:11 PM (7rVsF)

63 It's always dusty in the room when I read this.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:08 PM (7rVsF)

Dayum H7, I had not read that for far too long, it is very dusty here right now!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at December 23, 2019 10:11 PM (BiNEL)

64 Evening Horde!

Oy! This Pope.

Grumble.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 10:12 PM (Y4EXg)

65 Has anyone heard from qdpsteve? Was wondering about his arm numbness.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 23, 2019 10:11 PM (a4qVe)

He appeared on the last thread.

Posted by: Vendette at December 23, 2019 10:12 PM (un8gM)

66 55 15 Is this Pope even a Christian?


No
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 23, 2019 10:10 PM (08AF/)

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Quick, man! Do bears still shit in the woods? An entire idiomatic expression hangs in the balance!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 23, 2019 10:13 PM (CAJOC)

67 Thanks Vendette, I've been buzzing in and out so I missed him.

Posted by: Cheribebe at December 23, 2019 10:13 PM (a4qVe)

68 Let me get this straight, an 18 year old can vote, join the military, die for our country, buy legal marijuana, marry. But by God he/she/it can't have a cigarette. SMH

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:55 PM

Not entirely true, in States with legal weed, the minimum age is also set at 21.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 23, 2019 10:13 PM (tVQUs)

69 51 Soon next year there will be the annual comment count and some lucky commenter will have the honor of everybody wondering exactly what the hell that person does.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 23, 2019 10:09 PM (r+sAi)

He comments. Duh.

Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:13 PM (EpeCy)

70 A transgender woman facing disciplinary action over a T-shirt stating that she is still biologically a man has been accused of "hate speech".

No, I'm not confused by this. He/she is a physics teacher, so "science" wins out even if he kinda wishes he'd been born a woman.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 10:13 PM (+lVUW)

71 Let me get this straight, an 18 year old can vote, join the military, die for our country, buy legal marijuana, marry. But by God he/she/it can't have a cigarette. SMH

Don't forget about:
- get an abortion
- get a "gender reassignment"

The former they can get without parental consent at age 14 IIRC, the latter they can apparently get at age 4 or so.

SMH is right...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 23, 2019 10:14 PM (Do5/p)

72 Posted by: Cheribebe at December 23, 2019 10:11 PM (a4qVe)

He appeared on the last thread.
Posted by: Vendette at December 23, 2019 10:12 PM (un8gM)

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How do you know? It might have been his Force Ghost, or some such shit.

Posted by: Jar Jar Abrams at December 23, 2019 10:14 PM (XVuno)

73 B
A
Humbug!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 10:14 PM (oL5ik)

74 Dammit. One more time:

B
A
Humbug!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 10:15 PM (oL5ik)

75 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 23, 2019 10:15 PM (arJlL)

76 Don't forget about:
- get an abortion
- get a "gender reassignment"

The former they can get without parental consent at age 14 IIRC, the latter they can apparently get at age 4 or so.

SMH is right...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 23, 2019 10:14 PM (Do5/p)

The latter is actually age 3 in at least one State.

Posted by: SMHurfperch at December 23, 2019 10:16 PM (tVQUs)

77 That guy in the Grandma got run over by a reindeer is Darryl Morgan, of Morgan & Morgan, professional ambulance chaser.
His wife & sons are all attorneys, too. They run commercials all day long on Atlanta TV.

Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:17 PM (EpeCy)

78 Hosta is a semi ugly leafy plant. Grows like weeds and is very hard to kill.
They need a good amount of water.
Reindeer grazing on them would only encourage them to grow back.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 23, 2019 10:17 PM (Tt761)

79 Let me get this straight, an 18 year old can vote, join the military,
die for our country, buy legal marijuana, marry. But by God he/she/it
can't have a cigarette. SMH


It's not about cigarettes. Or seatbelts. Or
assault weapons. Or light bulbs.

It never has been.


Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 23, 2019 10:17 PM (K/Gmb)

80 Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:17 PM (EpeCy)

So it wasn't a wild ass guess afterall?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

81 Oh Insom...

Hiya, Jt and everyone else!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:19 PM (TdMsT)

82 It's not about cigarettes. Or seatbelts. Or assault weapons. Or light bulbs.

It never has been.

Posted by: mikeyG is going into the chrysallis at December 23, 2019 10:17 PM

This is a story about control

Posted by: Janet Jackson at December 23, 2019 10:19 PM (Do5/p)

83 71 Let me get this straight, an 18 year old can vote, join the military, die for our country, buy legal marijuana, marry. But by God he/she/it can't have a cigarette. SMH

Don't forget about:
- get an abortion
- get a "gender reassignment"

The former they can get without parental consent at age 14 IIRC, the latter they can apparently get at age 4 or so.

SMH is right...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 23, 2019 10:14 PM (Do5/p)

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Yep.

Posted by: SMH at December 23, 2019 10:19 PM (RU4sa)

84 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

:0)

Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:20 PM (EpeCy)

85
As I noted on Insty, maybe those nonbelievers need to learn to say "no thank you", like a fucking grown-up. And if someone continues harassing them to convert, then learn to say "fuck you, leave me alone, asshole".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 23, 2019 10:20 PM (EGyGV)

86 I sure hope you feel better quickly, MisHum.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:20 PM (TdMsT)

87
B
A
Humbug!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 10:15 PM (oL5ik)


Jacob my boy, you're back!

Posted by: Zombie E Scrooge at December 23, 2019 10:21 PM (BiNEL)

88 Hello how are you?
Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 09:57 PM


* Catchy. Has potential. I could work with this. *

Won't you tell me your name?

Posted by: zombie Jim Morrison at December 23, 2019 10:21 PM (DMUuz)

89 81 Oh Insom...

Hiya, Jt and everyone else!
Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:19 PM (TdMsT)

--------

Insom's been sleeping poorly, what with those irritating preachy spirits showing up in the middle of every night.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:21 PM (XVuno)

90 Merry Christmas Eve eve.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at December 23, 2019 10:21 PM (xkSJa)

91 Quote III -- wow.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 10:21 PM (qtPxF)

92 62, I think the curia IS the problem. It is from "curia" that the word "Bureaucracy" is derived.....

Posted by: JoeF. at December 23, 2019 10:21 PM (o1fzk)

93 SMH is right...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 23, 2019 10:14 PM (Do5/p)

---

Yep.

Posted by: SMH at December 23, 2019 10:19 PM (RU4sa)


{{{SMH}}} is always right!

Posted by: Zombie E Scrooge at December 23, 2019 10:22 PM (BiNEL)

94
Oh Insom...

Hiya, Jt and everyone else!
Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:19 PM (TdMsT)





Oh, I see how it is. The rest of us are afterthoughts.

*pouts*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 23, 2019 10:22 PM (EGyGV)

95 Frankie wearing the Papal skin proclaims, Take your light, and hide it under a bushel, lest someone's feelings are hurt.



Y'know wot? "Reading the post" takes a lot longer when you follow every link and play every video.

Posted by: mindful webworker - not on top 10 socks again at December 23, 2019 10:22 PM (qpKia)

96 Hillary Clinton is the Tank Abrams of national elections.

Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:23 PM (EpeCy)

97 It still works!

Posted by: Zombie E Scrooge at December 23, 2019 10:23 PM (BiNEL)

98 Mickey Kaus, whose writing I generally like, has come up with a new, infuriating argument for voting against Trump - cowardice.

The problem isn't anything specific Trump's done. It's a simple social fact: If Trump wins in 2020, the country will be ripped apart. If Trump loses, that's unlikely to happen.

Yep, because the Left is insane, and has lost their minds, we should give the 2020 election to them, out of fear of what they'll do if they lose. If Trump supporters lose, they'll be reasonable, you see.

My initial response is: "that's what we have the National Guard and the Army for".

But then Kaus (who lives in Los Angeles), brings out the Big Threat:

You can take to the bank a secession movement in one-party California.

I think Kaus might be astonished to see how much bipartisan support there is for California succession - imagine how the political map of the United States would change without California (particularly since campaign contributions from California would then be illegal).

Of course, we'd want to keep the red parts of California (about half the state, geographically), as well as enough of the coast to retain Camp Pendelton and the Navy base at San Diego.

But even if you are a hard core Trump voter, you have to think about it, if you're a patriot. Do you want your country ripped apart?

FU, Mickey. If your argument is that the Right should cede the election because the Right isn't violent and irrational enough, well, that can be changed.

If Los Angeles burns down in response to Trump getting reelected, that's kind of your problem, isn't it? Not a lot of Trump voters in LA.

The entire article is here:

https://kaus.substack.com/p/the-flight-94-election

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 23, 2019 10:23 PM (I2/tG)

99 66 55 15 Is this Pope even a Christian?


No
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 23, 2019 10:10 PM (08AF/)

-----------------------------------------

Quick, man! Do bears still shit in the woods? An entire idiomatic expression hangs in the balance!
Posted by: No One of Consequence



Yes. Maybe. No. Or something...

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 23, 2019 10:23 PM (08AF/)

100 The de Monet clan assembles here about noon tomorrow. Am still prepping food and cleaning. I think I am moving slower than in years past. They may get unwrapped presents.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 23, 2019 10:23 PM (q1Pj5)

101
"It's not for me to make commentaries on what those outside of Australia think that Australia should do. We'll do in Australia what we think is right for Australia. And that has always been my guiding principle.

"I'm not here to try to impress people overseas. I'm here to do the right job for Australians and put them first."


HOW DARE YOU!!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:24 PM (7rVsF)

102 Won't you tell me your name?
Posted by: zombie Jim Morrison at December 23, 2019 10:21 PM (DMUuz)

Puddin Tame, ask me again & I'll tell you the same.

Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:24 PM (EpeCy)

103 why is there a party for a dead guy, who was shot and killed when he attempted to carjack a Concealed Carry Permit holder while he was already in another stolen car?


He was just getting his life together, or something.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 10:25 PM (+lVUW)

104 The Second Civil War (satire)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SmVdbxEoGs

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 23, 2019 10:25 PM (LxTcq)

105
I just noticed the Cobs can have curly quotes while the rest of us peons have to make do with straight quotes.

Dirty Lithuanian one-percenters.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:25 PM (7rVsF)

106 They call me John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.

Posted by: John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt at December 23, 2019 10:26 PM (q1Pj5)

107 Hiya Ladyl !

Posted by: JT at December 23, 2019 10:26 PM (arJlL)

108 He was just getting his life together, or something.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 10:25 PM (+lVUW)

I think choir practice was later that night!
Too bad he missed it.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:26 PM (BiNEL)

109 105
I just noticed the Cobs can have curly quotes while the rest of us peons have to make do with straight quotes.

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Just like there are Two Americas, there are Two HQs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:27 PM (XVuno)

110 I just noticed the Cobs can have curly quotes while the rest of us peons have to make do with straight quotes.

Dirty Lithuanian one-percenters.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:25 PM (7rVsF)

They know 'Steve' in tech support.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 23, 2019 10:27 PM (2B9A/)

111 "Frankly, Mr. Ward caused his own death by inexplicably taking a number of bizarre actions that confirmed in the deputies' minds that he was an armed car-jacker, rather than the victim of that crime"

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By this logic, if one would happen to end the mortal coil of the officers involved in this hit, they would be fully justified to say the exact same thing - namely, that the officers caused their own deaths by their bizarre actions.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 10:27 PM (Y4EXg)

112 106 They call me John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.
Posted by: John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt at December 23, 2019 10:26 PM (q1Pj5)


That's my name, too!

Posted by: John Jacob at December 23, 2019 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

113 Thanks for the ONT, btw.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 23, 2019 10:27 PM (2B9A/)

114 They know 'Steve' in tech support.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 23, 2019 10:27 PM (2B9A/)


AND, ,the COBs have the Polonium AoS Membership Card!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:28 PM (BiNEL)

115 The de Monet clan assembles here about noon
tomorrow. Am still prepping food and cleaning. I think I am moving
slower than in years past. They may get unwrapped presents.


Posted by: Count de Monet at December 23, 2019 10:23 PM (q1Pj5)

Do a scavenger hunt.

Posted by: Vendette at December 23, 2019 10:28 PM (un8gM)

116 I just noticed the Cobs can have curly quotes while the rest of us peons have to make do with straight quotes.

Dirty Lithuanian one-percenters.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:25 PM (7rVsF)


I can't even do italics on my iPad.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

117 The problem isn't anything specific Trump's done. It's a simple social fact: If Trump wins in 2020, the country will be ripped apart. If Trump loses, that's unlikely to happen.

If the country can be ripped apart by Trump's win in 2020, then it needs to be ripped apart. Trying to accommodate the nutjobs doesn't work, and never will. Better to suffer a little chaos in the near term and resolve this issue once and for all.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 23, 2019 10:29 PM (SgjGX)

118 The de Monet clan assembles here about noon
tomorrow. Am still prepping food and cleaning. I think I am moving
slower than in years past. They may get unwrapped presents.
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 23, 2019 10:23 PM (q1Pj5)

Play the Dirty Santa game.

Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:29 PM (EpeCy)

119 Getting hired at Subway when you're 46 doesn't seem like a great reason to celebrate to me.

Posted by: jsg at December 23, 2019 10:29 PM (HuzFH)

120
They call me John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.
Posted by: John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt at December 23, 2019 10:26 PM (q1Pj5)


Na, na, na, na, na, na, na.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:29 PM (7rVsF)

121
Mickey Kaus, whose writing I generally like, has come up with a new, infuriating argument for voting against Trump - cowardice.








Kaus is free to eat the peanuts out of my shit. I don't react well to some assmunch pointing a gun at my head and telling me how to vote.... or else.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 23, 2019 10:30 PM (EGyGV)

122 119
She was turning her life around?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 23, 2019 10:30 PM (Tt761)

123 last i saw, bears rape lenny in the woods.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 23, 2019 10:30 PM (KP5rU)

124 So, the guy will be fired. That makes everything ok, then.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 23, 2019 10:30 PM (2B9A/)

125 Insom's been sleeping poorly, what with those irritating preachy spirits showing up in the middle of every night.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:21 PM (XVuno)

They mock and torment rather than preach.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 10:30 PM (NWiLs)

126 OK, So I look at the excerpted statements by the Pope, treat these like pretty much every article written these days - chock full of lies and deliberate misrepresentations, then read the translated transcript.

Just like Trump's Ukraine call. Ignore the liars, read the transcript.

Though the Pope is rambling, he is aware of Election, in principle, but is unfamiliar with the Reformed Protestant Doctrines of Grace which fully describes Election.

What I believe the Pope is saying, is that you can't coerce people into saving faith. The Evangelicals (mostly the American Religion) who push the heresy of Free Will, believe that people can be emotionally manipulated into making a Choice for Christ. The Pope doesn't buy that at all - good for him.

This explains the proselytizing statement. Too many people think that the word means sharing your faith. Others view it as the crazy guy on the street corner with a full size wooden cross on his shoulder yelling at passers by that they will burn in Hell for their unrepentant sins. I'm guessing that the Pope believes that proselytizing is a form of sincere badgering of people to take on your faith.

How one squares this with The Great Commission is to understand that one is expected to proclaim the Good News. It is entirely possible to work the Gospel into a conversation; the Pope appears to be cautioning people into not harassing those who are not interested. In deed, our LORD told the disciples to "knock the dust off of their sandals" and to proceed to the next town if those who were given the Good News didn't care to hear it.

Since Faith comes by hearing the Word of God, the necessary first step is to actually proclaim the Word of God. The Pope is a bit more low key in this regard and says live your life a certain way so that others will question and give you opportunity to tell them.

The Billy Sunday/Charles Finney crowd says, emulate the world and entertain them with modified secular music, happy-happy sanguine pep-talks, and shower them with social programs. Somehow through this noise they are supposed to make the correct Free Will Choice.

The Reformers envisioned, proclaim the Gospel, let the Paraclete transform the heart and regenerate the spirit and draw the person to salvation (provided that they are of the Elect). Since Reformers don't know of the unregenerate who is the Elect and who are predestined to reprobation, just wisely proclaim the Good News.

Again, the Pope doesn't seem to understand regeneration, sanctification and justification (this is typical of Roman Catholics so he is playing to type). This also explains why Rome believes in faith plus works plus The Church.

Since The Church, Holy Tradition and works are such large functions of Roman salvation, it is easy to see how these same categories of elements, common to other monotheistic faiths, are separate vectors to heaven.

Mother Theresa also died and is burning in Hell now because she rejected the exclusive claims of Christianity in that salvation is in the authority of Scripture alone, saved through faith alone, by God's Grace alone through His Son's work alone, for the glory of God alone.

(sigh)

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 23, 2019 10:31 PM (lD3vL)

127 I can't even do italics on my iPad.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:28 PM (TdMsT)


Actually, you can, but it is a mortal pain in the you know what, involving at least four screen changes!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:31 PM (BiNEL)

128 AND, ,the COBs have the Polonium AoS Membership Card!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:28 PM (BiNEL)

They are Putin's puppets!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 23, 2019 10:31 PM (2B9A/)

129 Getting hired at Subway when you're 46 doesn't seem like a great reason to celebrate to me.
Posted by: jsg at December 23, 2019 10:29 PM (HuzFH)

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You misread. This wasn't a regular Subway. It was a Subway "restaurant."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:31 PM (XVuno)

130
The Pope, if ever a Christian, which I doubt, is now a servant of Darkness and probably spends most of his nights licking Satan's taint clean, when he isn't buggering babies. And animals. And baby animals.

He literally espouses Satan's Gospel in his every word and deed.

Posted by: Rose Tico's Pink Taco at December 23, 2019 10:32 PM (w3OLr)

131 They mock and torment rather than preach.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 10:30 PM (NWiLs)

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The middle one seems kind of nice.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:32 PM (XVuno)

132 Play the Dirty Santa game.

Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:29 PM (EpeCy)

I am not gonna look that up!

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 23, 2019 10:33 PM (q1Pj5)

133 The middle one seems kind of nice.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:32 PM (XVuno)

The final one is quieter.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 23, 2019 10:34 PM (2B9A/)

134
Actually, you can, but it is a mortal pain in the you know what, involving at least four screen changes!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:31 PM (BiNEL)


I tried it once and was unsuccessful!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

135 Happy ONT all!

I feel like driving to Iowa and delivery pizza. I dare the principle to stop the deserved pizza party.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 23, 2019 10:34 PM (Rz2Nc)

136 No, I'm not confused by this. He/she is a physics teacher, so "science" wins out even if he kinda wishes he'd been born a woman.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 10:13 PM (+lVUW)

He is not a "she", and is not in any way, shape or form a woman. He's just a crazy man pretending to be a woman.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 23, 2019 10:34 PM (/sgva)

137 Heavens to Murgatroyd, it's full of content.

Posted by: Infidel at December 23, 2019 10:34 PM (MTxDQ)

138 54 Our daughter's class earned a pizza party when she was in 6th or 7th grade. The pinch faced scolds claimed it wasn't fair to the poor underachievers. PTA met, voted and bluntly told the school "put the stupid little shits in detention to study about rewards for good work while the kids that worked for a reward get rewarded."

Pizza party went off as planned except the teacher didn't purchase the pizza, the pta did.
Posted by: BifBewalski


I can still remember when my older sister was in high school they were selling some crap for fundraising. One of the prizes for top sellers was a radio and she really wanted it. She worked her ass off selling candy or whatever, in order to get it and she accomplished her goal.
As an adult she was a very successful insurance salesman. Kids need to learn that working harder than the next guy pays off.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 10:34 PM (+lVUW)

139 Do a scavenger hunt.


Posted by: Vendette at December 23, 2019 10:28 PM (un8gM)

Good idea! They might yet find the missing Easter Eggs.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 23, 2019 10:34 PM (q1Pj5)

140
*marks down Blue Bird for auto da fe*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:34 PM (7rVsF)

141 Let nobody tell you that the second decade of the 21st century has been a bad time.

Knock on wood, y'know, but I note that by this time in the 20th century, they'd already had World War I. Might be a low bar, but for all that's happened, we've still done better in the 21st! So far.

Posted by: mindful webworker - look on the Sooner State of life at December 23, 2019 10:35 PM (qpKia)

142 The problem isn't anything specific Trump's done. It's a simple social fact: If Trump wins in 2020, the country will be ripped apart. If Trump loses, that's unlikely to happen.


Then some things are meant to happen. If the country can't survive one election, then it doesn't deserve to exist.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 23, 2019 10:35 PM (08AF/)

143 But then Kaus (who lives in Los Angeles), brings out the Big Threat:

You can take to the bank a secession movement in one-party California.


This thinking is purely emotional, i.e., irrational. What evil things has Trump done to California? Anyone?

If the nutty Californians would think for a change, they'd realize the 10th Amendment has been and will be their friend.

Posted by: Gref at December 23, 2019 10:35 PM (AMIL/)

144 So, the guy will be fired. That makes everything ok, then.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop
________

The cop, you mean? The one that killed a guy? That must have been harrowing for the cop. Thin blue line, man, thin blue line.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 10:36 PM (fn93D)

145 commemorating the birthday of a man who died in a previous shooting.

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That man was shot when the shooter thought that he was trying to carjack his car. I wonder why he thought that.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 23, 2019 10:36 PM (+y/Ru)

146 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:28 PM (BiNEL)

You know it Bro

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:36 PM (aA3+G)

147 I tried it once and was unsuccessful!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:34 PM (TdMsT)


It is actually relatively simple, but the number of steps involve makes it a non-starter for me. I don't even try anymore if I am on the iPad!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:36 PM (BiNEL)

148
This thinking is purely emotional, i.e., irrational. What evil things has Trump done to California? Anyone?

Got 304 electoral votes.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:36 PM (7rVsF)

149 That Mobile Alabama shooting by the cops is rage inducing. Sue like the wind. Pray the girl gets 100 million.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 23, 2019 10:36 PM (0Y+lE)

150 The cop, you mean? The one that killed a guy? That must have been harrowing for the cop. Thin blue line, man, thin blue line.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 10:36 PM (fn93D)

Did not watch the video (work) but it seems more than a bit insane.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 23, 2019 10:36 PM (2B9A/)

151 >>> 143 But then Kaus (who lives in Los Angeles), brings out the Big Threat:

You can take to the bank a secession movement in one-party California.


This thinking is purely emotional, i.e., irrational. What evil things has Trump done to California? Anyone?

If the nutty Californians would think for a change, they'd realize the 10th Amendment has been and will be their friend.
Posted by: Gref at December 23, 2019 10:35 PM (AMIL/)

Californians (not of the Moron variety) "think"???

Besides, if they admit the 10th is their friend, they might have to allow for it to be *our* friend. Can't have that!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 23, 2019 10:36 PM (0ReGO)

152 I always wanted to re-do real life Calvin Hobbes snowmen scenes..
I'm too old now.. and we got 50's for Christmas instead of snow anyway..
But.. I ain't complainin'.. this is nice.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 23, 2019 10:37 PM (CjFDo)

153 Kids need to learn that working harder than the next guy pays off.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 10:34 PM

Unless they plan on joining a union. In which case 'working harder than the next guy' means nothing, since everyone makes the same pay whether you give 100% or 10% effort.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 23, 2019 10:37 PM (Do5/p)

154 Hey everybody. Still alive. :-)

I keep talking up places in Northern Nevada to live in, but lately I've been checking their daily temps. Usually they're around 35-40, while here in SoCal, it's cold but still usually somewhere around 55-60.

Hmmmmm....

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 10:37 PM (L2ZTs)

155 94
Oh Insom...

Hiya, Jt and everyone else!
Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:19 PM (TdMsT)


Oh, I see how it is. The rest of us are afterthoughts.

*pouts*
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 23, 2019 10:22 PM (EGyGV)

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Tell me about it...

Posted by: The Professor and Mary Ann at December 23, 2019 10:37 PM (CAJOC)

156 7 Pros never read the content first!

This was the last comment when I starting listening to the music, following links, and...where was I again?

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2019 10:38 PM (xSo9G)

157 Kaus is free to eat the peanuts out of my shit. I don't react well to some assmunch pointing a gun at my head and telling me how to vote.... or else.

Mickey's a smart guy, but I'm not sure if he realizes that he is advocating turning the United States into a flat-out banana republic - votes will no longer matter, all that will matter is force and the willingness to use it.

I also think he overestimates the extent to which the country will be "ripped apart" - if Antifa chooses to burn down all the blue central cities in the United States, as the cops stand aside, that isn't going to affect a very large part of the US.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 23, 2019 10:38 PM (I2/tG)

158 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:28 PM (BiNEL)

You know it Bro

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:36 PM (aA3+G)
]

BTW, another great, superb, and simply fantastic ONT for the ages tonight MH!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:38 PM (BiNEL)

159 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 23, 2019 10:31 PM (2B9A/)

Ivan Humanitarin has a nice Bot ring to it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

160 What's a hosta?

-
It's an asparagus flower.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 23, 2019 10:38 PM (+y/Ru)

161 *pouts*
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 23, 2019 10:22 PM (EGyGV)



Not at all, dear {{{IllTemperedCur}}}

Merry Christmas, dahlin.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

162 Kaus: The problem isn't anything specific Trump's done. It's a simple social fact: If Trump wins in 2020, the country will be ripped apart. If Trump loses, that's unlikely to happen.

I would have to see a few LA residents keep their promise to move to Canada. They won't move and they won't fight, because their outrage is a performance for their own benefit.

Trump 2020: Take it like a bitch.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 23, 2019 10:39 PM (LxTcq)

163 >>> 154 Hey everybody. Still alive. :-)

I keep talking up places in Northern Nevada to live in, but lately I've been checking their daily temps. Usually they're around 35-40, while here in SoCal, it's cold but still usually somewhere around 55-60.

Hmmmmm....
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 10:37 PM (L2ZTs)

Temps around 35-40? If you don't like it, take a road trip a few hours south to Vegas and play some poker!

Seriously, I bet you'd get used to it much faster than you expect.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 23, 2019 10:39 PM (0ReGO)

164
Pros never read the content first!

Read?!

(as dictated to my buxom, callipygic executive secretary)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:39 PM (7rVsF)

165 >>The Pope, if ever a Christian

I expect to be corrected (and Science hasn't developed a device capable of of measuring my expertise or ambient interest in the topic), but I think Catholics are Catholics, and Christians are Christians.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 10:39 PM (XzT/D)

166 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 10:37 PM (L2ZTs)

It's a dry cold!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:39 PM (BiNEL)

167
BTW, another great, superb, and simply fantastic ONT for the ages tonight MH!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:38 PM (BiNEL)


MisHum is the Cat's Meow, he is.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:39 PM (TdMsT)

168 I expect to be corrected (and Science hasn't developed a device capable of of measuring my expertise or ambient interest in the topic), but I think Catholics are Catholics, and Christians are Christians.
Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 10:39 PM (XzT/D)


Catholics are Christian.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 23, 2019 10:40 PM (SgjGX)

169 The family also disputed the sheriff's claims and said that the agents
never identified themselves as law enforcement and never told Rylee to
drop the gun.
***

High stress situations are risky even with trained personal. I'm guessing the 19 year old woman was nowhere near trained - having a bunch of armed men unexpectedly run into a house is likely to lead to bad outcomes....

We should be doing these things when the crime is worth that. I understand they screwed up in reviewing whether the person they wanted was in the house, let's ignore that for the moment...but what the hell was he wanted for? Murder? Rape? Or was it something where a squad car and a couple of uniformed clothes police politely knocking on the door should be enough?


Posted by: 18-1 at December 23, 2019 10:40 PM (WdocV)

170 Ivan Humanitarin has a nice Bot ring to it
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

Ivan the Terrible Humanitarian?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 23, 2019 10:40 PM (2B9A/)

171 77 That guy in the Grandma got run over by a reindeer is Darryl Morgan, of Morgan & Morgan, professional ambulance chaser.
His wife & sons are all attorneys, too. They run commercials all day long on Atlanta TV.
Posted by: ALH


There's a family like that here in Michigan. Whenever I see their commercials I think about this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YigOxfkTj4o

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 10:40 PM (+lVUW)

172 For Christmas, how about a cute girl in a Mrs. Claus outfit dancing around playing Beat Saber.

https://youtu.be/3phTdyYZX2k

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2019 10:40 PM (Z7lwY)

173 What evil things has Trump done to California?

Put up a fence, jeopardizing single-payer lawn care?

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2019 10:40 PM (VP1E6)

174 BBofFJ,
You get it...

Posted by: lin-duh at December 23, 2019 10:41 PM (UUBmN)

175 You can take to the bank a secession movement in one-party California.

Sounds like a great reason to vote Trump 2020.

The alternative is napalm the Constitution and embrace A Thousand Years of Darkness under a Demonic Party Tyranny.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 23, 2019 10:41 PM (lD3vL)

176 Rylee had a shotgun in her hand and pointed it at officers.
___

See, she should have just fired it through the door a few times.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 23, 2019 10:41 PM (WdocV)

177 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 10:37 PM (L2ZTs)


---------

Hey, what's happening on the national scandal beat, Jimmy?

Posted by: Perry White at December 23, 2019 10:41 PM (XVuno)

178 Helena, true thanks! :-)

Hrothgar, LOL/thanks :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 10:41 PM (L2ZTs)

179 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:38 PM (BiNEL)


Thank you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:41 PM (aA3+G)

180 You can take to the bank a secession movement in one-party California.

I'm... not seeing a problem with this? Just build a border wall to keep the crazies on that side.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 23, 2019 10:42 PM (6XLoz)

181 MisHum is the Cat's Meow, he is.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:39 PM (TdMsT)


And he has the Polonium AoS Membership card!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:42 PM (BiNEL)

182 That Mobile Alabama shooting by the cops is rage inducing. Sue like the wind. Pray the girl gets 100 million.

Posted by: squirrelly dan
________

I think common-sense gun control starts with disarming all police.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 10:42 PM (fn93D)

183 168 I expect to be corrected (and Science hasn't developed a device capable of of measuring my expertise or ambient interest in the topic), but I think Catholics are Catholics, and Christians are Christians.
Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 10:39 PM (XzT/D)

Catholics are Christian.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 23, 2019 10:40 PM (SgjGX)



That crap really pisses me off, when someone starts spouting it.

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2019 10:42 PM (Z7lwY)

184 it's a Christ mas Miracle!

(really)

as some of you will revall, i have GI issues that can leave me in a position where i need a facility NOW, to delay, no way to wait, NOW.

as such, i carry empty wine boxes in the crew cab part of my truck, and use them when Mother Nature is being demanding.

that way i can take care of business, then take the leftovers with me to dispose of properly, because, while i may be shitting in public (as discretely as possible) i am not a Fing vagrant.

the used box rides in the load bed until i either get home, or see a suitable dumpster somewhere.

i had one in the back of the trunk from about noon on, stopping at the VA, Home Despot, Trader Joes and Vons before getting home and starting dinner.

went out to get the last items from the cab, and went to toss the box.

some genius stole it.

so Merry Christmas you would be Grinch: you got Scrooged!

and yes, now i AM in the Christmas spirit, which is a rare thing.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 23, 2019 10:42 PM (BOpNY)

185 greetings to everyone. Merry Christmas to all.

hope I'm around in the new year to [transmission becomes scrambled and fades out]

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 23, 2019 10:43 PM (l9m7l)

186 Catholics are Christian.

--------

A Venn diagram is in order here.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:43 PM (XVuno)

187 181 MisHum is the Cat's Meow, he is.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:39 PM (TdMsT)

And he has the Polonium AoS Membership card!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:42 PM (BiNEL)


Isn't it wonderful to have friends in high places?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

188
Sorry, there are three and only three categories

Catholic
Schismatic
Pagan

/s

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:44 PM (7rVsF)

189 so Merry Christmas you would be Grinch: you got Scrooged!

and yes, now i AM in the Christmas spirit, which is a rare thing.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 23, 2019 10:42 PM (BOpNY)

Hah!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 23, 2019 10:44 PM (/sgva)

190 185 greetings to everyone. Merry Christmas to all.

hope I'm around in the new year to [transmission becomes scrambled and fades out]
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 23, 2019 10:43 PM (l9m7l)


Merry Christmas, BC!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:44 PM (TdMsT)

191 Catholics were almost the original Christians. Then they screwed it all up.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:44 PM (XVuno)

192 What I really like about the cops who shot that gal?

They think that we're supposed to believe that anyone who's kicking the door in and hollering, "cops" are actually, you know, cops.

Protecting and serving, all right.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 10:44 PM (WEBkv)

193 redc1c4 @ 184 --

That is a beautiful story!

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 10:45 PM (fn93D)

194 "The Church does not grow by proselytism."
***

One would figure the Red Pope would actually read a bible one of these days.

Speaking of which, when does the real Pope, Pope Benedict, get brought back from his vacation?


Posted by: 18-1 at December 23, 2019 10:45 PM (WdocV)

195 Wouldn't a radioactive membership card poison the holder?

Kind of a double edged sword.

Or is it a license to 'use' polonium against the AOSHQ enemies, both foreign and domestic?

I have notes, if so.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 23, 2019 10:45 PM (2B9A/)

196 I can't even do italics on my iPad.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:28 PM


Fortunately, italics aren't required to taunt, bait, or dare MisHum.

;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 23, 2019 10:45 PM (DMUuz)

197 and yes, now i AM in the Christmas spirit, which is a rare thing.




Posted by: redc1c4 at December 23, 2019 10:42 PM (BOpNY)

It's a wonderful life!

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 23, 2019 10:45 PM (q1Pj5)

198 Is the Pope Catholic?

Does a bear shit on a wifi enabled Gucci, solid gold toilet?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 23, 2019 10:46 PM (WdocV)

199 Fortunately, italics aren't required to taunt, bait, or dare MisHum.

;-)
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 23, 2019 10:45 PM (DMUuz)


Ha! I learned my lesson, I assure you!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

200 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 10:44 PM (7rVsF)

H7, I hope that one day, and that day may never come, I can buy you a drink (or three)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:46 PM (BiNEL)

201 For Christmas, how about a cute girl in a Mrs. Claus outfit dancing around playing Beat Saber.

https://youtu.be/3phTdyYZX2k


Holy crap, I had no idea we were doing stuff like that. Kids playing that must be completely unstimulated by the real world.

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2019 10:46 PM (VP1E6)

202

How 'bout those bunghole chocolates? Selling many?

Posted by: Rose Tico's Pink Taco at December 23, 2019 10:46 PM (w3OLr)

203 The crazy bitch who set her boyfriend alight was able to get hired by Subway because of the good economy so . . .

TRUMP'S FAULT!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 23, 2019 10:46 PM (+y/Ru)

204 As I noted on Insty, maybe those nonbelievers need to learn to say "no thank you", like a fucking grown-up. And if someone continues harassing them to convert, then learn to say "fuck you, leave me alone, asshole".
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


Sometimes people in my neighborhood come to my door to invite me to their church. I simply say, "That's okay, I already have a church. Thanks anyway." They leave. I've never had anyone be overly pushy about it. I've never even had anyone ask me which church I go to.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 10:46 PM (+lVUW)

205 Headline at the Onion:

"Diners eating Impossible Burger doused with beet juice by meat-rights activists"

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 10:47 PM (L2ZTs)

206 Wouldn't a radioactive membership card poison the holder?


***

If it is only radioactive on one side, not necessarily. Just be careful which way you face it in your wallet.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 23, 2019 10:47 PM (WdocV)

207 Then some things are meant to happen. If the country can't survive one election, then it doesn't deserve to exist.

Kaus I think massively overestimates the amount of disruption that will occur - when the Antifa guy got killed in a drunken argument in Portland, about fifty masked people showed up for his memorial service. The hard-core part of Antifa is rather small.

Besides, Trump's been President for four years - nobody has been thrown into a camp, people don't fear the 3 AM knock on the door, etc. From the standpoint of the average person, Trump's major effect is that the economy's improved.

The idea that a significant part of the American populace will explode in violent rage if Trump gets four more years seems overstated - look how anemic the response to the impeachment hearings has been.

Yeah, I'm going to stay out of downtown Portland on Election Day and the day following, but that doesn't mean that the foundations of the Republic are trembling.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 23, 2019 10:47 PM (I2/tG)

208 We are not re-enacting the Holy Wars tonight!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

209 They think that we're supposed to believe that anyone who's kicking the door in and hollering, "cops" are actually, you know, cops.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
________

My takeaway is that if someone breaks into your house and doesn't holler POLICE should be treated like police, too.

Thin blue line, etc.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 10:47 PM (fn93D)

210 But then Kaus (who lives in Los Angeles), brings out the Big Threat:

You can take to the bank a secession movement in one-party California.


I believe President Trump would love to be in a foreign trade situation with the nation of California. For example, he could impose killer tariffs on California produce and cut a deal with Mexico for replacements for some or most of it. And the price of Colorado river water and electricity from the US might get awfully high for California.

Posted by: Gref at December 23, 2019 10:48 PM (AMIL/)

211 We once left a purse with a blacksnake in it on a corner in town.

I often wonder how that went when whoever picked it up opened it.

Posted by: jsg at December 23, 2019 10:48 PM (HuzFH)

212 so Merry Christmas you would be Grinch: you got Scrooged!

and yes, now i AM in the Christmas spirit, which is a rare thing.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 23, 2019 10:42 PM (BOpNY)
------------------

Having experienced the "burning in the guts and need to find a can before now" I feel for you.

That said, Merry Christmas to whatever thief stole your shit.

Heh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 10:48 PM (WEBkv)

213 Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 23, 2019 10:45 PM (DMUuz)


Ha

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

214 13 I say make 18 the legal age across the board. Drinking, smoking, voting. Stop pushing back adulthood.

Are 18-year-olds still immature? Sure. Guess what, I still do stupid things at 29.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 23, 2019 10:00 PM (Dc2NZ)


Works for me. But I'd set a minimum age for enrolling in any class ending in "...Studies." Say, 120.

Posted by: Splunge at December 23, 2019 10:48 PM (dOV9E)

215 200+ comments and no mention of Happy Festivus? For shame...

Posted by: Airing of Grievances at December 23, 2019 10:48 PM (Do5/p)

216 It is interesting that the people eating Impossible Burgers and the people complaining about GMOs largely overlap...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 23, 2019 10:48 PM (WdocV)

217 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 23, 2019 10:43 PM (l9m7l)

Dammit BeckChas, you better show up in the New Year, because believe me, you don't want the Horde coming after you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:48 PM (BiNEL)

218 How 'bout those bunghole chocolates? Selling many?
Posted by: Rose Tico's Pink Taco

---

They sold an ass load of them!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 10:49 PM (Y4EXg)

219 >>"Diners eating Impossible Burger doused with beet juice by meat-rights activists"
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 10:47 PM (L2ZTs)

"Pay them, Lazlo."
"But Sire, we do not know if..."
"Pay them."

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 10:49 PM (XzT/D)

220 That principal in IA is reason enough for kids to hate school.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at December 23, 2019 10:49 PM (vc9hX)

221 8 hours of vintage department store Christmas music Customusic tapes posted over at the sidebar is terrible. I also can't stop listening to it. It's very listenable. Easy listening even. I told my sister yesterday that this link was a gateway drug to Lawrence Welk.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 23, 2019 10:49 PM (08AF/)

222 Ha! I learned my lesson, I assure you!
Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:46 PM


Try putting (without the spaces) [ i ] at the start of what you want to italicize and [ /i ] at the end.

No spaces!

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 23, 2019 10:50 PM (DMUuz)

223 How 'bout those bunghole chocolates? Selling many?
Posted by: Rose Tico's Pink Taco

---

They sold an ass load of them!
Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 10:49 PM (Y4EXg)

---------

Yeah. Coping with the unexpected demand almost rectum.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:50 PM (XVuno)

224 They sold an ass load of them!
Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 10:49 PM (Y4EXg)
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As I mentioned last night, I can't help but wonder how they made the mold for those things.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 10:50 PM (WEBkv)

225 211 We once left a purse with a blacksnake in it on a corner in town.

I often wonder how that went when whoever picked it up opened it.
Posted by: jsg at December 23, 2019 10:48 PM (HuzFH)


Dear sweet Jesus.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:50 PM (TdMsT)

226 208 We are not re-enacting the Holy Wars tonight!
Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

Crusades require pants.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 23, 2019 10:51 PM (2B9A/)

227 Catholics are Christian.

Then why did Rome torture and kill so many people of the Reformation? I don't get the Blue on Blue attacks.

If it wasn't for the crowd supporting Martin Luther, Rome would have gladly martyred him.

Furthermore, Rome and the Reformation are wildly different in doctrine and light years apart in practice. This isn't the forum for a food-fight on the particulars, its been going on for centuries and both sides are still standing. My point is simply, that in the Venn Diagram of faith, relatively little overlaps in terms of doctrine and practice.

Jesus is God, Virgin birth, Death and Resurrection - and that is about it.

The Pope rejects Christian claims to exclusivity, that is we have not only this Pope, but many Popes who hold the position that Sincerity in whatever faith you have is salvific. In other words, the official position of Rome is that there is such a thing as Christ-less Salvation, or that you don't need a saving faith in Jesus Christ in order to inherit the blessings of Heaven - just be sincere in your faith system.

I'm not sure what the threshold for sufficient sincerity is, but for those atheists whose god is the State, if they are sincere enough in their secular religion, they will be sharing quarters with Christians in God's Heaven.

That view is so estranged from orthodoxy that it would be a mockery to call that Christianity.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 23, 2019 10:51 PM (lD3vL)

228 people don't fear the 3 AM knock on the door

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 23, 2019 10:47 PM (I2/tG)


Ahem!

Posted by: P Manafort at December 23, 2019 10:51 PM (BiNEL)

229 That principal in IA is reason enough for kids to hate school.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33
________

I would mention by way of counterpoint the former beauty queen in Kentucky but I won't because that would be wrong.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 10:51 PM (fn93D)

230 Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 23, 2019 10:50 PM (DMUuz)


Does someone need a time out?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:51 PM (aA3+G)

231 Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight. First load of grandkids arrived and are now tucked in tight. We live on RR's shining hill, thanks to DJT. A Republic if we can keep it. Always remember that after the 2nd, the 9th and 10th are the most important. God bless America.

Posted by: parker at December 23, 2019 10:51 PM (mmH7U)

232 If the country gets ripped apart because Trump gets elected in 2020, it will be the left doing the ripping as they are now.

Posted by: davidt at December 23, 2019 10:51 PM (l3+k2)

233 223 How 'bout those bunghole chocolates? Selling many?
Posted by: Rose Tico's Pink Taco

---

They sold an ass load of them!
Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 10:49 PM (Y4EXg)

---------

Yeah. Coping with the unexpected demand almost rectum.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 10:50 PM (XVuno)


The cost of getting the molds done is so high that the profits are really shitty.

Posted by: Splunge at December 23, 2019 10:51 PM (dOV9E)

234
As a zoo vet tech, I've seen a lot of animal arses.

Those chocolates loom more like an otter's bung hole...

Posted by: Rose Tico's Pink Taco at December 23, 2019 10:51 PM (w3OLr)

235 Catholics were almost the original Christians. Then they screwed it all up.
***

Ehh.....the story of early Christianity is very complex....and if Islam had been a religion of peace...ever...we'd have still 5 major Christian leaders - in Rome, Antioch, Constantinople, Alexandria, and Jerusalem all with somewhat different views of what is "Catholic" and "Orthodox" and what is not...


Posted by: 18-1 at December 23, 2019 10:52 PM (WdocV)

236 Ahem!

Well, except for Mueller's jackbooted thugs, of course.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 23, 2019 10:52 PM (I2/tG)

237 Try putting (without the spaces) [ i ] at the start of what you want to italicize and [ /i ] at the end.

No spaces!
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 23, 2019 10:50 PM (DMUuz)

my attempt

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:52 PM (TdMsT)

238

How's my ass taste, bitches!

Posted by: Surprise Anal Otter at December 23, 2019 10:52 PM (w3OLr)

239 This Pope is a little weird, I'd say.

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2019 10:52 PM (aKxkI)

240 I did it!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:52 PM (TdMsT)

241 we'd have still 5 major Christian leaders - in Rome, Antioch, Constantinople, Alexandria, and Jerusalem

Ahem.

Posted by: The Third Rome! at December 23, 2019 10:53 PM (I2/tG)

242 239 This Pope is a little weird, I'd say.
Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2019 10:52 PM (aKxkI)


Not seeing it.

Posted by: Zombie Joe Stalin at December 23, 2019 10:53 PM (dOV9E)

243 Posted by: redc1c4 at December 23, 2019 10:42 PM (BOpNY)

It's a wonderful life!
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 23, 2019 10:45 PM (q1Pj5)

Eh, not so much.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 10:53 PM (oL5ik)

244 The problem isn't anything specific Trump's done. It's a simple social fact: If Trump wins in 2020, the country will be ripped apart. If Trump loses, that's unlikely to happen.

Yep, because the Left is insane, and has lost their minds, we should give the 2020 election to them, out of fear of what they'll do if they lose. If Trump supporters lose, they'll be reasonable, you see.


It's kind of like giving in to a two year old who has a screaming fit. Just not a good idea.

Also, I have zero respect for people who burn down their own cities. What kind of braindead scum destroys their own family members' neighborhood? Those people who riot, burn down stores and so on, their grandmas pay for it by living in neighborhoods that don't have stores.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 10:53 PM (+lVUW)

245 my attempt

Nice. You can also use s, b, and u.

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2019 10:54 PM (aKxkI)

246 New Christian songs.

Don't Tell It On the Mountain
Stayawaya, Lord, Stayawaya
Hide Your Light Under a Bushel

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 23, 2019 10:54 PM (+y/Ru)

247 The idea that a significant part of the American populace will explode in violent rage if Trump gets four more years seems overstated - look how anemic the response to the impeachment hearings has been.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 23, 2019 10:47 PM

Hell, there were more protests during the 8 years of Obama. The vast majority by the Left. Black Lives Matter were stirring up shit all across the country, blocking roads, pissing people off, destroying and looting (remember "space to destroy"?) pretty much every year he was in office.

Donald Trump is elected President and other than a bunch of babies crying and screaming at the sky, all that shit stopped.

Pretty much the only people who would "explode in violent rage" would be those who were paid to do so by George Soros.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 23, 2019 10:54 PM (Do5/p)

248 240 I did it!!!
Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:52 PM (TdMsT)

----------------

*scuffles psuedopod*

Darn it.

Posted by: Teh Barrel at December 23, 2019 10:54 PM (WEBkv)

249 Does someone need a time out?


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:51 PM


Nah, I think LadyL has returned to mellow.

;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 23, 2019 10:55 PM (DMUuz)

250 220 That principal in IA is reason enough for kids to hate school.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at December 23, 2019 10:49 PM (vc9hX)

Teachers, other kids, and school itself are all reasons to hate school.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 10:55 PM (oL5ik)

251 245 my attempt

Nice. You can also use s, b, and u.
Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2019 10:54 PM (aKxkI)


It's a pain on the iPad, I can do it![\b]

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

252 240 I did it!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:52 PM (TdMsT)

I told you it was possible, just not easy possible under iOS!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:55 PM (BiNEL)

253 Oops.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

254 >>for those atheists whose god is the State, if they are sincere enough in their secular religion, they will be sharing quarters with Christians in God's Heaven.

This is unintelligible.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (XzT/D)

255 Forward slash (/), not backslash (\).

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (aKxkI)

256 247 Pretty much the only people who would "explode in violent rage" would be those who were paid to do so by George Soros.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 23, 2019 10:54 PM (Do5/p)

Oh, you have no idea what I am capable of.

Posted by: Pajama Boy at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (dOV9E)

Posted by: Pajama Boy at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (dOV9E)

258 bung

Posted by: Surprise Anal Otter at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (w3OLr)

259 Also, I have zero respect for people who burn down their own cities.

Posted by: nerdygirl
________

I used to agree that setting fire to one's own neighborhood was not productive, but a few weeks ago I started to rethink that opinion and now I'm not so sure.

Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (fn93D)

260 Boost your word power, Hordians!!

Today's word to know:

ultracrepidarian

... and if you look it up, you'll find it aptly describes many on the left.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (L2ZTs)

261 What kind of braindead scum destroys their own family members' neighborhood?

Well, it's not like Portland Antifa can trash rural Oregon - they'd be shot to pieces.

The reason why they trash things in Portland is that the political structure in Portland approves of Antifa, so there are few consequences to doing so.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (I2/tG)

262
I told you it was possible, just not easy possible under iOS!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 10:55 PM (BiNEL)


Dear Hrothgar--I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

263 Thank you, LadyL. I imagine Gainsborough would do your portrait well.

And thank you, Hrothgar. I need to practice pronouncing your name, so it won't be met with "Gesundheit!"

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 23, 2019 10:57 PM (l9m7l)

264 I call that a save, personally. That barrel smells like Hillary's feet. Do not want.

Posted by: Splunge at December 23, 2019 10:57 PM (dOV9E)

265 It is interesting that the people eating Impossible Burgers and the people complaining about GMOs largely overlap...
Posted by: 18-1 at December 23, 2019 10:48 PM (WdocV)

I am preparing to introduce the "Beyond Plant" burger. Why subject innocent plants to torture and dismemberment in order to feed people? A blend of bentonite, vermiculite, and crude oil ought to make nice patties that would fry up real tasty.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 23, 2019 10:57 PM (/sgva)

266 Hell, there were more protests during the 8 years of
Obama. The vast majority by the Left. Black Lives Matter were
stirring up shit all across the country, blocking roads, pissing people
off, destroying and looting (remember "space to destroy"?) pretty much
every year he was in office. [. . . ]

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 23, 2019 10:54 PM (Do5/p)

do you thing there was a drive to create chaos to create a Weimar moment, where everyone would vote for "stability" a temporary declaration of emergency would create?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 23, 2019 10:57 PM (1glZx)

267 "In front of an unbeliever the last thing I have to do is try to convince him. Never."

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That's all right, pop, I don't believe that you're a Christian, anyway.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 10:58 PM (WEBkv)

268
I used to agree that setting fire to one's own neighborhood was not productive, but a few weeks ago I started to rethink that opinion and now I'm not so sure.
Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (fn93D)


WaterCow!

Don't you DARE burn down your city.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:58 PM (TdMsT)

269 crap

Posted by: Kindltot at December 23, 2019 10:58 PM (1glZx)

270
Then why did Rome torture and kill so many people of the Reformation? I don't get the Blue on Blue attacks.

If it wasn't for the crowd supporting Martin Luther, Rome would have gladly martyred him.

Furthermore, Rome and the Reformation are wildly different in doctrine and light years apart in practice. This isn't the forum for a food-fight on the particulars, its been going on for centuries and both sides are still standing. My point is simply, that in the Venn Diagram of faith, relatively little overlaps in terms of doctrine and practice.



Oh so it was only the Catholics that killed the Protestants. It never ever went the other way at all. Nope never ever. Just that damn pope making other Christians die, and never did a Catholic get killed by the good and honest reformers. So you get your little slander in and "oh this isn't really the place to talk about such things."

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2019 10:58 PM (Z7lwY)

271
Ahem.

Posted by: The Third Rome! at December 23, 2019 10:53 PM (I2/tG)
***
Moscow's rise was largely in response to Byzantium's fall at the hands of Islam. The Patriarch of Constantinople was the most important leader of the Orthodox faith and with him under Muslim control, the Russians (and others) saw the need for a leader who was not.
Of course the Patriarch of Moscow was generally under the control of the ruler of Muscovy/Russia...but that was the same arrangement the Patriarch of Constantinople had anyway prior to the conquest by Islam....

Posted by: 18-1 at December 23, 2019 10:58 PM (WdocV)

272 AOP, for a sec I thought that said the "Robert Plant" burger. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 10:58 PM (L2ZTs)

273 Also, I have zero respect for people who burn down
their own cities. What kind of braindead scum destroys their own family
members' neighborhood? Those people who riot, burn down stores and so
on, their grandmas pay for it by living in neighborhoods that don't have
stores.



Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 10:53 PM (+lVUW)

Took some parts of DC 30-40 years to recover from the 1968 riots after MLK was assassinated.

Posted by: Vendette at December 23, 2019 10:58 PM (un8gM)

274 Oh, you have no idea what I am capable of.
Posted by: Pajama Boy at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (dOV9E)
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The drop seat in the onesie is a dead giveaway as to what you're capable of.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 10:59 PM (WEBkv)

275 Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 23, 2019 10:55 PM (DMUuz)

Cool,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 10:59 PM (aA3+G)

276 Hunter Biden's lawyers have been made to revel in discovery in his paternity suit with the Arkansas stripper that he is indeed the target of a DOJ criminal investigation into his Burisma dealings...this is huge and quite buried in a lot of legalese. It's the first real proof that the DOJ is indeed probing his relationship with Burisma, not just Mayor Rudy. And its going to lead to some sort of indictment - because DOJ prosecutors rarely waste their time on unfounded allegations.

Posted by: Boswell at December 23, 2019 11:00 PM (32YRo)

277 Don't you DARE burn down your city.

Posted by: Ladyl
________

Hi, Ladyl!!

I would never burn down my city. I'm just trolling. Everything is hypothetical and academic, sort of.

(I'm so glad this stint in CT is temporary. I don't think I have the hang of it!!)

Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 11:00 PM (fn93D)

278 The interdenominational wars begun, they have

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 11:00 PM (XVuno)

279 Oh so it was only the Catholics that killed the Protestants. It never ever went the other way at all.

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Damn straight.

Posted by: Gustavus Adolphus at December 23, 2019 11:00 PM (+y/Ru)

280 Dear Ladyl

Please to add close tags to your nic [ /i ] [ / u] [ / s] [ / b], you can thank me later!

It will frustrate the barrel, but I'd hate to see you embarrelled for a minor formatting error!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:01 PM (BiNEL)

281 It's the first real proof that the DOJ is indeed probing his
relationship with Burisma, not just Mayor Rudy. And its going to lead to
some sort of indictment - because DOJ prosecutors rarely waste their
time on unfounded allegations.
***

I saw this story and started hoping this is finally, finally the start of some real action against our/America's enemies and then I remembered....#twoweeks!

Posted by: 18-1 at December 23, 2019 11:01 PM (WdocV)

282 >>A blend of bentonite, vermiculite, and crude oil ought to make nice patties that would fry up real tasty. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 23, 2019 10:57 PM (/sgva)

Perhaps....'meat solids,' or something like that?

Posted by: Zod, Ambitious Soylent Marketing Managert at December 23, 2019 11:01 PM (XzT/D)

283 Don't use all the tags at once, though.

Last time somebody did, the hamsters went on strike!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 11:01 PM (L2ZTs)

284 280

Nuts, remove spaces

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:01 PM (BiNEL)

285
I would never burn down my city. I'm just trolling. Everything is hypothetical and academic, sort of.

(I'm so glad this stint in CT is temporary. I don't think I have the hang of it!!)
Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 11:00 PM (fn93D)


I know you have a good heart, {{{WaterCow}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (TdMsT)

286 AOP, for a sec I thought that said the "Robert Plant" burger. ;-)

You can have one of those, and eight hours later you're playing "Big Log".

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (xkSJa)

287 Oh, you have no idea what I am capable of.
Posted by: Pajama Boy at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (dOV9E)
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Cut me down and I will be gheyer than you can ever imagine.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (XVuno)

288 I used to agree that setting fire to one's own neighborhood was not productive, but a few weeks ago I started to rethink that opinion and now I'm not so sure.
Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (fn93D)

I think burning your own neighborhood down is brilliant! I hear George S. Is paying top dollar.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (Rz2Nc)

289 Mother Theresa also died and is burning in Hell now
because she rejected the exclusive claims of Christianity in that
salvation is in the authority of Scripture alone, saved through faith
alone, by God's Grace alone through His Son's work alone, for the glory
of God alone.



(sigh)



Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 23, 2019 10:31 PM (lD3vL)


Good to know you know for certain where she ended up.

Posted by: Vendette at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (un8gM)

290 testing

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (L2ZTs)

291 280 Dear Ladyl

Please to add close tags to your nic [ /i ] [ / u] [ / s] [ / b], you can thank me later!

It will frustrate the barrel, but I'd hate to see you embarrelled for a minor formatting error!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:01 PM (BiNEL)


Yes, Sir!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (TdMsT)

292 278 The interdenominational wars begun, they have
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 11:00 PM (XVuno)

And they better stop now.
Thank you very much

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (aA3+G)

293 Catholics were almost the original Christians. Then they screwed it all up.

Augustine and Thomas Aquinas had it figured out.
Give it a few millennia and it is hardly recognizable.

I can't say that the aftermath of the Reformation was a rousing success, leaving out the Anabaptists who trace their denominational lineage to John the Baptist, the mainline Protestant denominations all have their offshoots that are fully apostate (PC-USA, ELCA, etc.), and the non-denominationals with the snake-handling and Pet-a-Palooza public pet baptisms come to mind as a mockery and embarrassment to the faith.

I don't want people to think that Denominations determine one's Election - they clearly don't. Are there saved Roman Catholics? Yes. Does Roman Catholicism save you? Absolutely not.

Substitute "Roman Catholic" with any denomination and the answers are still the same.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (lD3vL)

294 I was watching Forensic Files re-runs last night about a northwestern firebug from the 90s who was a real go-getter: 75 or more significant fires in a year or two. He had a real work ethic.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 23, 2019 11:03 PM (H5knJ)

295 Blanco, LOL.
I like that song, btw, although it's so bass-y it can be tricky to find a set of speakers that can play it correctly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 11:03 PM (L2ZTs)

296 278 The interdenominational wars begun, they have


Methodist's are scum!!! KILL THEM ALL!! Don't get cocky, Mennonites! You're next!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 23, 2019 11:04 PM (08AF/)

297 And they better stop now.
Thank you very much
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (aA3+G)
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Maybe go to the old standbys? 9mm versus 45 acp?

Longbows versus crossbows?

MaryAnne versus Ginger?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 11:04 PM (WEBkv)

298 I think burning your own neighborhood down is brilliant! I hear George S. Is paying top dollar.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42
________

I'm getting time and a half through the end of the month for filling in at CT!!!!

Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 11:04 PM (fn93D)

299 *looks at map*

Which city should I raze first?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:05 PM (oL5ik)

300
I'm getting time and a half through the end of the month for filling in at CT!!!!
Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 11:04 PM (fn93D)


I TOLD you to hold out for double time!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

301 People confuse, "Church," with "Religion."

Posted by: davidt at December 23, 2019 11:05 PM (l3+k2)

302
Those Quaker bastards will kill us all in our beds!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 11:05 PM (7rVsF)

303 Mother Theresa also died and is burning in Hell now because she rejected the exclusive claims of Christianity in that salvation is in the authority of Scripture alone, saved through faith alone, by God's Grace alone through His Son's work alone, for the glory of God alone.

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Say what you will about Mofher Theresa, she was no looker.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 23, 2019 11:06 PM (+y/Ru)

304 I used to agree that setting fire to one's own neighborhood was not productive, but a few weeks ago I started to rethink that opinion and now I'm not so sure.
Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (fn93D)


Have you checked Wiki for the Molotov Cocktail entry?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:06 PM (BiNEL)

305 It's Christmas, maybe we can wait till the new year to have the Protestant and Catholic war?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 23, 2019 11:06 PM (Rz2Nc)

306
Fun Game: Name GMO products...

INSULIN

Posted by: Surprise Anal Otter at December 23, 2019 11:06 PM (w3OLr)

307 Headline at the Onion:



"Diners eating Impossible Burger doused with beet juice by meat-rights activists"

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 10:47 PM (L2ZTs)

Meh.

Posted by: FloridaWoman at December 23, 2019 11:06 PM (q1Pj5)

308 Which city should I raze first?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:05 PM (oL5ik)
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Sodom on the Bay, of course. Also known as "San Francisco."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 11:06 PM (WEBkv)

309 302
Those Quaker bastards will kill us all in our beds!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 11:05 PM (7rVsF)

They're just feeling their oats.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:06 PM (oL5ik)

310 Hey, don't leave us out of the Christian wars!

Posted by: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at December 23, 2019 11:07 PM (AMIL/)

311 >>I don't want people to think that Denominations determine one's Election - they clearly don't.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (lD3vL)

This is incorrect.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:07 PM (XzT/D)

312 301 People confuse, "Church," with "Religion."
Posted by: davidt at December 23, 2019 11:05 PM (l3+k2)

------

This is the kind of insightful superficial wisdom that keeps bringing me back to the HQ.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 11:07 PM (XVuno)

313 MisHum, I see by one of your links above that you saw the story I linked to last night re cops killing the actual victim of a carjacking.

I agree the owner did some stupid stuff, but it still looks an awful lot to me like the cops were out of control.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 11:07 PM (L2ZTs)

314 Have you checked Wiki for the Molotov Cocktail entry?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
________

Does that have an umbrella in it or is that the pills that AIDS people eat?

Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (fn93D)

315 As a former Catholic (but still fond although I am now evangelical) I gotta say Pope Frankie sucks.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (RfzVr)

316 My dog tags said Christian, the guy looked at me weird but put it on.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (aAlCl)

317 Chilled key lime pie.

This is acceptable.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (XzT/D)

318 Hey, don't leave us out of the Christian wars!

Posted by: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at December 23, 2019 11:07 PM (AMIL/)


Poseurs!

Posted by: Church of Scientology at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (q1Pj5)

319 305 It's Christmas, maybe we can wait till the new year to have the Protestant and Catholic war?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 23, 2019 11:06 PM

Actually, it's Festivus.

I think it's time for the Feats of Strength...

Posted by: Frank Costanza at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (Do5/p)

320 308 Which city should I raze first?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:05 PM (oL5ik)
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Sodom on the Bay, of course. Also known as "San Francisco."
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 11:06 PM (WEBkv)

That's a solid candidate right there.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (oL5ik)

321 Hey, don't leave us out of the Christian wars!
Posted by: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at December 23, 2019 11:07 PM (AMIL/)

---------

Get right in here, you big crazy magic underwear wearing palooka!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (XVuno)

322 Nah, Mormons are cool. Polyamory is totes cool and progressive!

Posted by: Puddleglum confuses stuff at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (08AF/)

323 The heck with close tags! Life is to be met head-on!

DUM VIVIMUS VIVAMUS

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 23, 2019 11:09 PM (DMUuz)

324 315 As a former Catholic (but still fond although I am now evangelical) I gotta say Pope Frankie sucks.


Posted by: cfo mom at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (RfzVr)



I say it as a Catholic that he sucks.

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2019 11:09 PM (Z7lwY)

325 I saw this story and started hoping this is finally, finally the start of some real action against our/America's enemies and then I remembered....#twoweeks!

Posted by: 18-1

I was a doubter - a big doubter that anyone would pay for the Ukrainian laundry operations and the Intel operations against Trump - and then Hunter the Imbecile showed up to completely fuck everyone's plan up - Obama must be cursing - this is why he tried to discourage Biden from getting into the race - Joe and his son are liabilities to everyone.

Posted by: Boswell at December 23, 2019 11:09 PM (32YRo)

326 319 305 It's Christmas, maybe we can wait till the new year to have the Protestant and Catholic war?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 23, 2019 11:06 PM

Actually, it's Festivus.

I think it's time for the Feats of Strength...
Posted by: Frank Costanza at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (Do5/p)

I've got a lot of problems with you people!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:09 PM (oL5ik)

327 Does that have an umbrella in it or is that the pills that AIDS people eat?

Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (fn93D)


It's the one that has a wick.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (BiNEL)

328 "Diners eating Impossible Burger doused with beet juice by meat-rights activists"

Posted by: qdpsteve

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My mother would have rushed around trying to collect it so she could put hard boiled eggs in it.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (Y4EXg)

329 Good to know you know for certain where she ended up.

"By their fruits you shall know them."

If a person preaches and believes a faith system that is alien to orthodoxy, can they still be saved?

My guess is no. To say that there is no level of apostasy, heresy or blasphemy to deny faith, is to say that faith is purely post-modern.

My take of the Scripture is that the Bible is a closed book to those who have not been regenerated and enlightened by the Paraclete. (1 Corinthians 2:14) The Paraclete is an equal member of the Trinity.

Now why would God enlighten those He has chosen for salvation with lies and gross distortions?

Because to say that Mother Theresa is in heaven given her rejection of the most fundamental doctrine of Scripture - that Jesus Christ is the only way - is to say that God lies about Himself and rewards those who perpetuate the lies.

And to say that it doesn't matter what you believe, then the Pope must truly be correct and salvation is merely being sincere, and the entirety of Scripture is lies and irrelevant.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (lD3vL)

330

My master Satan rewards me nightly.

Posted by: Frankie Buggers Hollywood at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (w3OLr)

331 >>308 Which city should I raze first?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:05 PM (oL5ik)

Baltimore. More broadly, Maryland.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (XzT/D)

332 Insom,

Feel free to destroy Seattle.

Good thing I was wearing my hiking boots. Stepped on a needle.

And there's tents on the sidewalks a block from my work. Downtown.

Nuke it. Please.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (PkVlr)

333 Just refreshed the page and I'm half the comments back in reading. Think I'll just fold for the night.

You know how I know that crabby Principal wasn't in the group that got the pizza party when he was in school?

Fadesszzz♠❚❙❙❘❘❘

Posted by: mindful webworker - wot's all this about crab pizza? at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (qpKia)

334 Watching the Vikes and the Packers. Does anyone else have an issue with this 'punching out the ball' by the DBs and creating a fumble? I think it is BS and should be a rule change.

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (377Zs)

335 qdpsteve, I am gonna be in your neck of the woods soon. If traveling to Long Beach by train would you suggest disembarking in Fullerton or going all the way to LAX?

Posted by: cfo mom at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (RfzVr)

336 I'm getting time and a half through the end of the month for filling in at CT!!!!
Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 11:04 PM (fn93D)

Congrats! I hope it doesn't put you into a higher tax bracket.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (Rz2Nc)

337 That's a solid candidate right there.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (oL5ik)
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After you're done, head south, catch me in Bakersfield and I'll buy you a beer.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 11:11 PM (WEBkv)

338
Meh. I don't get worked up by Francis. We've had 260-odd popes, not a few bad ones among them. We'll get through this one.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 23, 2019 11:11 PM (7rVsF)

339 It's Christmas, maybe we can wait till the new year to have the Protestant and Catholic war?
___

NO ONE EXPECTS ZEE SPANISH INQUISITION ON CHRISTMAS EVE EVE!


Posted by: ZEE SPANISH INQUISITION at December 23, 2019 11:11 PM (WdocV)

340 "By their fruits you shall know them."

-
So it's a go on razing San Francisco?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 23, 2019 11:11 PM (+y/Ru)

341 332 Insom,

Feel free to destroy Seattle.

Good thing I was wearing my hiking boots. Stepped on a needle.

And there's tents on the sidewalks a block from my work. Downtown.

Nuke it. Please.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (PkVlr)

*adds Seattle to the list*

Might as well get Olympia while I'm at it. Portland too, it's not all that far from there.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:11 PM (oL5ik)

342 I used to agree that setting fire to one's own neighborhood was not productive, but a few weeks ago I started to rethink that opinion and now I'm not so sure.
Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (fn93D)


WaterCow!

Don't you DARE burn down your city.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:58 PM (TdMsT)

I know a few neighborhoods in Oakland, Ca. that could use a good burning down.

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 23, 2019 11:12 PM (377Zs)

343 337 That's a solid candidate right there.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:08 PM (oL5ik)
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After you're done, head south, catch me in Bakersfield and I'll buy you a beer.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 11:11 PM (WEBkv)

*fistbump*

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:12 PM (oL5ik)

344 331 >>308 Which city should I raze first?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:05 PM (oL5ik)

Baltimore. More broadly, Maryland.
Posted by: Zod



Leave west of Frederick alone. That is fine redneck country!

Posted by: Puddleglum confuses stuff at December 23, 2019 11:13 PM (08AF/)

345 Feel free to destroy Seattle.

Good thing I was wearing my hiking boots. Stepped on a needle.

And there's tents on the sidewalks a block from my work. Downtown.

Nuke it. Please.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (PkVlr)
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Hmm, since he's razing, might also be persuaded to do some pillaging and carry off of the womenfolk, too.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 11:13 PM (WEBkv)

346 Sorry, but the Insom Nurse Ratched thing still strikes me as double plus awesome.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 23, 2019 11:13 PM (l9m7l)

347 and then Hunter the Imbecile showed up to completely fuck everyone's plan up
***

I am surprised that Hunter isn't giving his baby mommy as much of George Soros/Hu Jintao's money as she wants to just go away.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 23, 2019 11:13 PM (WdocV)

348 While we're talking about razing cities to the ground, Stockton, CA, please.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at December 23, 2019 11:14 PM (xkSJa)

349 Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:09 PM (oL5ik)

Insom, you couldn't smooth a silk sheet if you had a hot date with a babe... I lost my train of thought...

Posted by: Frank Costanza at December 23, 2019 11:14 PM (Do5/p)

350 Merry Christmas, TonyPete.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:14 PM (TdMsT)

351 Hmm, since he's razing, might also be persuaded to do some pillaging and carry off of the womenfolk, too.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 11:13 PM (WEBkv)

That's some serious multitasking, but doable.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:15 PM (oL5ik)

352 We're putting the Reagan, Thatcher, John Paul II band back together again but we need someone else in John Paul's slot.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 23, 2019 11:15 PM (+y/Ru)

353 CFO Mom, glad to hear you'll be nearby! Maybe we can get together, please let me know if you're interested. My email is QDPSJL at the gmail thingy. Would love to see ya!

And my advice is, by all means, disembark PRE-LAX or Union Station.

There's also Union Station which is still beautiful and interesting, but in an IMHO horrible area of LA (near Boyle Heights).

Fullerton is generally nice. If possible, you might also consider disembarking at the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs station, which isn't far from Orange County. It's close to both the law firm and the mental hospital where I used to work. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 23, 2019 11:15 PM (L2ZTs)

354 347 and then Hunter the Imbecile showed up to completely fuck everyone's plan up
***

I am surprised that Hunter isn't giving his baby mommy as much of George Soros/Hu Jintao's money as she wants to just go away.
Posted by: 18-1



She may be just pissed of at him and wants revenge.

Posted by: Puddleglum confuses stuff at December 23, 2019 11:15 PM (08AF/)

355 We're putting the Reagan, Thatcher, John Paul II band back together again but we need someone else in John Paul's slot.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 23, 2019 11:15 PM (+y/Ru)

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How about a kangaroo?

Posted by: A Priest, and A Rabbi at December 23, 2019 11:16 PM (XVuno)

356 Good thing I was wearing my hiking boots. Stepped on a needle.



Nuke it. Please.

Posted by: Nurse ratched



Nurse or anyone. Has any agency tested all those needles to see what diseases they carry? Or "No, the last thing we need is a fucking panic. People may treat the homeless badly."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 23, 2019 11:16 PM (LOq4H)

357 I know a few neighborhoods in Oakland, Ca. that could use a good burning down.

Posted by: JC. Just JC.
________

I used to think that Oakland could be burned to the ground because the Golden Seals moved to Cleveland, but Dave Meniketti still lives there so I've had to rethink my opinion.

Posted by: WaterCow at December 23, 2019 11:16 PM (fn93D)

358 >>And to say that it doesn't matter what you believe, then the Pope must truly be correct and salvation is merely being sincere, and the entirety of Scripture is lies and irrelevant.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM (lD3vL)

Preach, son.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:17 PM (XzT/D)

359 334 Watching the Vikes and the Packers. Does anyone else have an issue with this 'punching out the ball' by the DBs and creating a fumble? I think it is BS and should be a rule change.

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 23, 2019 11:10 PM

That's the Peanut Punch. First started and mastered years ago by Chicago Bears CB Charles 'Peanut' Tillman.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 23, 2019 11:17 PM (Do5/p)

360 I am surprised that Hunter isn't giving his baby mommy as much of George Soros/Hu Jintao's money as she wants to just go away.

Posted by: 18-1

I think that everyone on Biden's team thought they could just railroad the "Arkansas Trash" being the anointed ones they think they are...but when he was trapped in the paternity suit, they figured to buy her off...but she's a street girl and her lawyers smelled graft and corruption and a pay off...they are going to get it now.

Posted by: Boswell at December 23, 2019 11:17 PM (32YRo)

361 Well, I'm off.

Been fighting with OpenBSD, trying, and, finally, succeeding in configuring Alpine to work with my email providers.

later, all.

Oh, and, insom? When you're razing, any chance you could keep the noise down to a dull roar?

Thanks.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 11:17 PM (WEBkv)

362 I say it as a Catholic that he sucks.

But in this excerpt of his recent interaction, Frankie is spot-on in terms of articulating Rome's position on salvation and on witnessing.

It goes a very long way into understanding Rome's lengthy history of syncretizing Christianity with other religions such where Caribbean Catholicism includes voodoo and shamanism. Central American Catholicism worships Mary and assigns to her many attributes of deity. The list goes on.

Compromise seems to be a regular feature, and it can be explained easily by recognizing that Rome views sincerity far more than doctrinal purity.

The Pope says so in this article, and empiricism clearly confirms it as an integral part of Rome's faith system.

I'm not looking for a holy war, just stating the obvious that orthodoxy and Rome are light years apart on most issues.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 23, 2019 11:17 PM (lD3vL)

363 Posted by: Puddleglum confuses stuff at December 23, 2019 11:15 PM (08AF/)

There's a James Carville line there

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 11:18 PM (aA3+G)

364 Anti-Pope Frankie is becoming tiresome.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at December 23, 2019 11:18 PM (yQpMk)

365 She may be just pissed of at him and wants revenge.

Posted by: Puddleglum



The offer fell short of her expectations, based on Hunters bragging.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 23, 2019 11:18 PM (LOq4H)

366
OK... the boy knows I have a Jewish phobia about bills being paid on time.

So he decided to practical-joke me by saying that he found an eviction notice on the door days ago, and hid it from me.

It only held up for like two minutes, because once I demanded to see it, he couldn't produce it, and admitted the whole thing was a fabrication.

But, now I have to prank him back. In about two weeks, once he's forgotten about it, I'ma hit him where it hurts.

He loves his electronics. So, when he comes from home from school, the TVs, stereo, video games, assorted valuables, and handheld devices will all be missing, because we've been "robbed."

Sadly, this will also freak out out his angelic, innocent little sister, but I have to do it.

Tit-for-tat.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 23, 2019 11:18 PM (Adu0z)

367 Oh, and nurse? That's pretty scary, stepping on a needle like that.

Gives me the creeps.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 11:18 PM (WEBkv)

368 Trump 2020: Take it like a bitch.
Posted by: BourbonChicken


That's definitely a better slogan than "The No Malarkey Tour", which is only slightly better than "The Old Geezer Tour".

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 11:19 PM (+lVUW)

369 She may be just pissed of at him and wants revenge.

Still astonished that there hasn't been a confidential settlement yet.

Ted Kennedy was rumored to have paid out $12 million to women over the years.

She does have all the leverage - this proceeding is taking place in her home town in Arkansas.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 23, 2019 11:19 PM (I2/tG)

370 241 we'd have still 5 major Christian leaders - in Rome, Antioch, Constantinople, Alexandria, and Jerusalem

Ahem.
Posted by: The Third Rome! at December 23, 2019 10:53 PM (I2/tG)

"Moscow is the Third Rome and a Fourth there shall never be."

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at December 23, 2019 11:19 PM (vc9hX)

371 Thanks LadyL - Merry Christmas to you and yours too!

Enjoy the hell out of them this week.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 11:21 PM (Y4EXg)

372 That's definitely a better slogan than "The No Malarkey Tour", which is only slightly better than "The Old Geezer Tour".

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 11:19 PM

Reminds me of the very first concert I went to 20+ some years ago. Smashing Pumpkins. Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness tour.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 23, 2019 11:21 PM (Do5/p)

373 Gives me the creeps.

Try taking your kid to a sandbox in a public park in Portland.

Still no sign of a Portland Giuliani, through.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 23, 2019 11:21 PM (I2/tG)

374 If you live in a box, and no one gives a shit if you are alive or dead..


Are you still alive?

Posted by: Schrodinger's mikeyG at December 23, 2019 11:21 PM (K/Gmb)

375 My prediction - Hunter's lawyers settle in the multi-millions to make this go away....NOW!

It won't be Hunter pulling the strings now, but a lot of DNC people. Hope this stripper honey sleeps well tonight, because Epstein's fate may well be awaiting her....

Posted by: Boswell at December 23, 2019 11:22 PM (32YRo)

376 Merry Christmas and Blessed Chanukah to my fellow Christians and my Jewish friends. Happy NewYear to the rest, and burn your town down, Watercow!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 23, 2019 11:22 PM (Rz2Nc)

377 >>Sadly, this will also freak out out his angelic, innocent little sister, but I have to do it.
Tit-for-tat. Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 23, 2019 11:18 PM (Adu0z)

Interesting.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:22 PM (XzT/D)

378 Mis Hum.......Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for all of your hard work on the ONT for us and everything else. May you have a joyous Christmas and a blessed 2020!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 23, 2019 11:22 PM (/UQ/R)

379 I can't sleep! I've got to get up early. Ugh.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:22 PM (TdMsT)

380 Let me get this straight, an 18 year old can vote, join the military, die for our country, buy legal marijuana, marry. But by God he/she/it can't have a cigarette. SMH

......

Don't forget that they can chop their penis off and take hormone shots to grow fake soy tits.

They can also kill the unborn.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 23, 2019 11:22 PM (u9usb)

381 He loves his electronics. So, when he comes from home from school, the TVs, stereo, video games, assorted valuables, and handheld devices will all be missing, because we've been "robbed."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When?
________

Don't forget to poop in the middle of your living room floor to make the "robbery" look authentic.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 11:23 PM (fn93D)

382 That's definitely a better slogan than "The No Malarkey Tour", which is only slightly better than "The Old Geezer Tour".

-
If Joe runs again in 2024, his slogan could be "24 Skidoo."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 23, 2019 11:24 PM (+y/Ru)

383 378 Mis Hum.......Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for all of your hard work on the ONT for us and everything else. May you have a joyous Christmas and a blessed 2020!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 23, 2019 11:22 PM (/UQ/R)


Merry Christmas, WDS!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:24 PM (TdMsT)

384 >>I'm not looking for a holy war, just stating the obvious that orthodoxy and Rome are light years apart on most issues. Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 23, 2019 11:17 PM (lD3vL)

You are very sure of your position. Your lucky numbers are 7, 13, 22, 37.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:25 PM (XzT/D)

385 Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:25 PM (BiNEL)

386 I can't sleep! I've got to get up early. Ugh.

Posted by: Ladyl
________

Do you work for a company that's closing early on Christmas Eve but you work the later shift and they won't let you use any PTO so you have to go in three hours early tomorrow?

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 11:25 PM (fn93D)

387 If Joe runs again in 2024, his slogan could be "24 Skidoo."

Actually, his slogan will be: "Huh? Where am I?"

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 23, 2019 11:25 PM (I2/tG)

388 "Me and My Drum". Thank you Mis Hum for reminding me how fortunate I am and how much I need to pray for those who have struggles.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 23, 2019 11:25 PM (RfzVr)

389 Merry Christmas to anyone who has ever posted here, friend or foe.

Love you all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 23, 2019 11:25 PM (l9m7l)

390 Oh, and, insom? When you're razing, any chance you could keep the noise down to a dull roar?

Thanks.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 23, 2019 11:17 PM (WEBkv)

That's going to be a problem. Best I can do is keep razing hours limited to an 8AM to 10PM window.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:26 PM (oL5ik)

391 367 Oh, and nurse? That's pretty scary, stepping on a needle like that.

Gives me the creeps.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


It's ok. Folks who live here usually wear hiking boots or heavy shoes downtown. Plus you need the traction if you hit a turd on the sidewalk under the piles of wet leaves.

You get used to it.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 23, 2019 11:26 PM (PkVlr)

392 So. California secession would lead to offloading Clooney, Alec Baldwin, little Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rob Reiner, and a bunch more actors, from the U.S.
That would solve the problem of all those Hollywood douchebags who promised to go to Canada if Trump won, then reneged on the promise.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 11:26 PM (+lVUW)

393 {{{{Ladyl}}}}}

Merry Christmas!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 23, 2019 11:26 PM (/UQ/R)

394 It won't be Hunter pulling the strings now, but a lot of DNC people. Hope this stripper honey sleeps well tonight, because Epstein's fate may well be awaiting her....

Posted by: Boswell at December 23, 2019 11:22 PM (32YRo)



Personally, I think they need a new approach, I'm betting on a tragic car wreck!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:27 PM (BiNEL)

395 He said he wanted his f'ing buns toasted!!!!

Posted by: Subway Girl at December 23, 2019 11:27 PM (Vy7tf)

396 Do you work for a company that's closing early on Christmas Eve but you work the later shift and they won't let you use any PTO so you have to go in three hours early tomorrow?
Posted by: FireHorse

---

LadyL is long retired.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 11:27 PM (Y4EXg)

397 If the Pope is saying, don't misread the situation and try to force someone to believe through brute argument, then I agree with him.

The problem is that sometimes people need to be shown by forcible argument that faith is a viable option. Otherwise "The City of God" is moot.

So for me it's a matter of--don't misread the situation.
But I'm not sure that's what the Pope means.

I would have to hear him comment on Augustine to understand him.

Posted by: Caliban at December 23, 2019 11:27 PM (QE8X6)

398 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 23, 2019 11:22 PM (/UQ/R)



Thank you
Merry Christmas to you & yours

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 11:27 PM (aA3+G)

399 While we're talking about razing cities to the ground, Stockton, CA, please.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at December 23, 2019 11:14 PM (


I think Stockton has already self raised. Place is a dump!

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 23, 2019 11:28 PM (377Zs)

400 Your lucky numbers are 7, 13, 22, 37.


and the Powerball?

Posted by: Grump928(C) has pencil in hand at December 23, 2019 11:28 PM (yQpMk)

401 385 Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:25 PM (BiNEL)


You too, dear Hrothgar.

I'm playing in a special tennis thingy early in the morning before I leave town, and I fell asleep this afternoon. I'm afraid I won't sleep at all.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

402 Zombie William Tecumseh Sherman: RRRRRHHHAAAAH! I ... LIVE!

Me: I've brought you back and now you owe me.
California is full of democrats, and they said that they would like to cede.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 23, 2019 11:29 PM (LxTcq)

403 I think Stockton has already self raised. Place is a dump!

-
Gone full Detroit, huh?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 23, 2019 11:29 PM (+y/Ru)

404 . . . about razing cities to the ground, Stockton, CA, please.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

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Is there any other kind of razing?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 11:29 PM (Y4EXg)

405 Don't forget to poop in the middle of your living room floor to make the "robbery" look authentic.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 11:23 PM (fn93D)

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Good thought.

I'll make sure to eat some questionable meat the night before, and have him clean it up while I "talk" to the "police."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 23, 2019 11:29 PM (Adu0z)

406 >>sometimes people need to be shown by forcible argument

Your application for employment has been waitlisted.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:30 PM (XzT/D)

407 Personally, I think they need a new approach, I'm betting on a tragic car wreck!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Actually, the further it goes, the more Hunter starts looking good as the cut-out. Heh!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 23, 2019 11:30 PM (LOq4H)

408 Posted by: cfo mom at December 23, 2019 11:25 PM (RfzVr)

It's a nice video that strikes home

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 11:30 PM (aA3+G)

409 I'm playing in a special tennis thingy early in the morning before I leave town, and I fell asleep this afternoon. I'm afraid I won't sleep at all.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:29 PM (TdMsT)


May you clean their clocks with many vicious serves!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:30 PM (BiNEL)

410
Do you work for a company that's closing early on Christmas Eve but you work the later shift and they won't let you use any PTO so you have to go in three hours early tomorrow?
Posted by: FireHorse

What is this "work" you refer to?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:31 PM (TdMsT)

411 There are so many stars, so many unexplored places, so many worlds beyond the sun...there's a whole LIFE out there.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 23, 2019 11:31 PM (l9m7l)

412 What's shakin all? I finished Christmas shopping today and got the prime rib for Christmas Day, lamb for Christmas Eve. Holy moly I should have gone with turkey cuz Jule left it up to me that's a damn prime rib cost 90 bucks. Oh well it'll be better and cheaper than if we bought it in the restaurant. Merry Christmas all.

Posted by: Farmer at December 23, 2019 11:31 PM (Ih7TG)

413 May you clean their clocks with many vicious serves!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:30 PM (BiNEL)


Not if I don't SLEEP!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:31 PM (TdMsT)

414 Actually, the further it goes, the more Hunter starts looking good as the cut-out.


Sadly, the heroin was a bit purer than he thought.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has pencil in hand at December 23, 2019 11:32 PM (yQpMk)

415 >>It's ok. Folks who live here usually wear hiking boots Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 23, 2019 11:26 PM (PkVlr)

Remove your clothing. Do not remove the needle-shit boots.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:32 PM (XzT/D)

416 Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 23, 2019 11:30 PM (LOq4H)

If I were Hunter, I'd be sleeping with one eye open...

for the rest of my life.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:33 PM (BiNEL)

417 412 What's shakin all? I finished Christmas shopping today and got the prime rib for Christmas Day, lamb for Christmas Eve. Holy moly I should have gone with turkey cuz Jule left it up to me that's a damn prime rib cost 90 bucks. Oh well it'll be better and cheaper than if we bought it in the restaurant. Merry Christmas all.
Posted by: Farmer at December 23, 2019 11:31 PM (Ih7TG)


It's Christmas--price be damned! Enjoy every bite!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

418 Not if I don't SLEEP!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:31 PM (TdMsT)

.....

Have you tried having sex?

I'm usually asleep within 30 seconds of finishing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 23, 2019 11:33 PM (u9usb)

419 406 >>sometimes people need to be shown by forcible argument

Your application for employment has been waitlisted.
Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:30 PM (XzT/D)

Dude, Augustine, Aquinas, Pascal, CS Lewis, & more.

The brief is not for myself.

Posted by: Caliban at December 23, 2019 11:34 PM (QE8X6)

420 Have you tried having sex?

I'm usually asleep within 30 seconds of finishing.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 23, 2019 11:33 PM (u9usb)


A chance would be a fine thing.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:34 PM (TdMsT)

421 Not if I don't SLEEP!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:31 PM (TdMsT)


Deep breaths and melatonin!

Good luck tomorrow!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:36 PM (BiNEL)

422 A chance would be a fine thing.

Posted by: Ladyl


In this joint you'd be given more than a chance!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 23, 2019 11:36 PM (LOq4H)

423 What is this "work" you refer to?

Posted by: Ladyl
________

It's when you get in your car and listen to Glenn Beck on the radio, park, walk into a building, listen to millennials talk about culinary arts, politics and their day-to-day drama, then you get back in your car and listen to Buck Sexton on the radio, and they give you money every couple of weeks.

It's a great learning experience. I never knew there were so many rules pertaining to macaroni and cheese!

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 11:36 PM (fn93D)

424
If you've never considered giving yourself food-poisoning to prank your stepson, you're not pranking right.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 23, 2019 11:37 PM (Adu0z)

425
It's a great learning experience. I never knew there were so many rules pertaining to macaroni and cheese!
Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 11:36 PM (fn93D)


I vaguely recall something like that...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:37 PM (TdMsT)

426 Stockton is the setting of Fat City.

Quite possibly the shabbiest movie ever made.

Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2019 11:38 PM (QLPEO)

427 >>Dude, Augustine, Aquinas, Pascal, CS Lewis, & more. The brief is not for myself.
Posted by: Caliban at December 23, 2019 11:34 PM (QE8X6)

Dude's application was also waitlisted.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:38 PM (XzT/D)

428 Sadly, the heroin was a bit purer than he thought.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has pencil in hand at December 23, 2019 11:32 PM (yQpMk)


Maybe we really do need to close the border to that that black tar heroin?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:38 PM (BiNEL)

429 You guys still hashing out that whole religion thing?

Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2019 11:38 PM (QLPEO)

430 Good luck tomorrow!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:36 PM (BiNEL)


Thanks, Hrothgar. Is just a fun thing, but there will be some awesome players there.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:39 PM (TdMsT)

431 Dude's application was also waitlisted.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:38 PM (XzT/D)

Still waiting for your brief, cause there must be something more than shtick to the Great Zod.

Posted by: Caliban at December 23, 2019 11:39 PM (QE8X6)

432 >>429 You guys still hashing out that whole religion thing? Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2019 11:38 PM (QLPE

No.



Yes.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:40 PM (XzT/D)

433 It's when you get in your car and listen to Glenn Beck on the radio, park, walk into a building, listen to millennials talk about culinary arts, politics and their day-to-day drama, then you get back in your car and listen to Buck Sexton on the radio, and they give you money every couple of weeks.

Posted by: FireHorse

---

The funniest thing I ever heard a young co-worker utter was "I really like it here. They care about us and our career development."

We just laughed at the poor kid.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 11:40 PM (Y4EXg)

434 Nah. MisHum squashed it

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 23, 2019 11:40 PM (377Zs)

435 Maybe we really do need to close the border to that that black tar heroin?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


Seems like it might be a self correcting problem.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at December 23, 2019 11:40 PM (LOq4H)

436 429 You guys still hashing out that whole religion thing?
Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2019 11:38 PM (QLPEO)

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We almost have it sorted out.

Posted by: A Priest, A Rabbi, And A Kangaroo at December 23, 2019 11:41 PM (XVuno)

437 Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whfQf3Pd5bU&feature=emb_rel_pause

Posted by: SMH at December 23, 2019 11:41 PM (RU4sa)

438 Thanks, Hrothgar. Is just a fun thing, but there will be some awesome players there.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:39 P/i](TdMsT)


Sometimes, fun is very beneficial to the psyche!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:41 PM (BiNEL)

439 Still waiting for your brief, cause there must be something more than shtick to the Great Zod.
Posted by: Caliban at December 23, 2019 11:39 PM (QE8X6)

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There is. He fucks around alot, but there's more to it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 23, 2019 11:41 PM (Adu0z)

440 We almost have it sorted out.

Posted by: A Priest, A Rabbi, And A Kangaroo at December 23, 2019 11:41 PM (XVuno)


Not so fast there mates!

Posted by: Aussie Bartender at December 23, 2019 11:42 PM (BiNEL)

441 ---

The funniest thing I ever heard a young co-worker utter was "I really like it here. They care about us and our career development."

We just laughed at the poor kid.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 23, 2019 11:40 PM (Y4EXg)



The earnest innocence of young coworkers was always amusing.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:42 PM (TdMsT)

442 Sometimes, fun is very beneficial to the psyche!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:41 PM (BiNEL)


A life-saver for me. Literally.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:43 PM (TdMsT)

443 >>There is. He fucks around alot, but there's more to it. Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 23, 2019 11:41 PM (Adu0z)

Mrs. Zod approves.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:43 PM (XzT/D)

444 The earnest innocence of young coworkers was always amusing.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:42 PM (TdMsT)

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Eh, I always take the word of employers at face value.

Sometimes it's right, sometimes not.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 23, 2019 11:44 PM (Adu0z)

445 I'm done for the day, I really need to crash.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all whether you think you need it or not!
~H

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 23, 2019 11:45 PM (BiNEL)

446 I think Stockton has already self raised. Place is a dump!

It was always like that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at December 23, 2019 11:46 PM (xkSJa)

447 I am not of this earth

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 23, 2019 11:46 PM (l9m7l)

448 Good night, Hrothgar! Have a wonderful Christmas.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:46 PM (TdMsT)

449 >>The earnest innocence of young coworkers was always amusing. Posted by: Ladyl at December 23, 2019 11:42 PM (TdMsT)

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:47 PM (XzT/D)

450 {{{{Hrothgar}}}}



*Sends treats through the USB port for Conor T.*

Posted by: Vendette at December 23, 2019 11:47 PM (un8gM)

451 Santa's Helpers ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/u6s3nj9

https://tinyurl.com/valwh9u

https://tinyurl.com/vx8ucw5

https://tinyurl.com/t28jobp

https://tinyurl.com/wxdlq5l

Posted by: kbdabear at December 23, 2019 11:48 PM (qAR6u)

452 FWIW, I've been a ham radio operator for years and this is really nothing new. This latest one is just California being California - they see people doing something enjoyable that also helps people without government direction, so they go after it. The vast majority of states and municipalities are pretty supportive of radio clubs that do volunteer public service (disclaimer - I'm not a member of a public service club. Not my cup of tea).

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at December 23, 2019 11:48 PM (jbwND)

453 I probably won't be able to comment here tomorrow - so Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all 'rons and 'ettes.

And, as always, thanks for the ONT, Mis Hum.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at December 23, 2019 11:49 PM (d6Ksn)

454 The funniest thing I ever heard a young co-worker utter was "I really like it here. They care about us and our career development."

We just laughed at the poor kid.

Posted by: Tonypete
________

I'm amused by the coworkers who put up good numbers for their work but come across as total jerks -- badmouthing management, etc. -- and then gripe about not getting promoted.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 11:49 PM (fn93D)

455 I am not of this earth
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 23, 2019 11:46 PM (l9m7l)

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Nor am I. Soon, I will shed this detestable flesh-suit, spread my leathery wings, and soar into a flaming crack in the earth to once again kneel at the feet of my Infernal Master.

It will be glorious.

Posted by: Ruth Bader Ginsberg at December 23, 2019 11:49 PM (Adu0z)

456 More Santa's Helpers ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/uz9r8py

https://tinyurl.com/rzqz9vl

https://tinyurl.com/vvlfglf

https://tinyurl.com/tga2zsf

https://tinyurl.com/wzet5os

Posted by: kbdabear at December 23, 2019 11:50 PM (qAR6u)

457 347 and then Hunter the Imbecile showed up to completely fuck everyone's plan up
***

I am surprised that Hunter isn't giving his baby mommy as much of George Soros/Hu Jintao's money as she wants to just go away.
Posted by: 18-1


Probably expects daddy to fix this for him like everything else in his life.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 11:51 PM (+lVUW)

458 Is it stupid to put up a Christmas stocking for your dog and then filling it with chews, toys and treats like Santa came?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 23, 2019 11:52 PM (u9usb)

459

People learn pretty quick to wear the plug into work...

Posted by: Workplace Anal Otter at December 23, 2019 11:52 PM (w3OLr)

460 447 I am not of this earth
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 23, 2019 11:46 PM (l9m7l)

I feel you. And not in some "too good for this world" way, more like an "I don't belong here and never will" way.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 23, 2019 11:52 PM (oL5ik)

461 >>to once again kneel at the feet of my Infernal Master. It will be glorious. Posted by: Ruth Bader Ginsberg at December 23, 2019 11:49 PM (Adu0z).

The prodigal daughter, a lifetime wasted with riotous living.

Kneel.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:53 PM (XzT/D)

462 Is it stupid to put up a Christmas stocking for your dog and then filling it with chews, toys and treats like Santa came?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger
________

Depends how old your dog is.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 11:53 PM (fn93D)

463 Is it stupid to put up a Christmas stocking for your dog and then filling it with chews, toys and treats like Santa came?

Have done so for close to 50 years, those when a I had a fur family, and occasionally at shelters when I did not.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 23, 2019 11:53 PM (w3OLr)

464 Government officials want to ban Ham Radio


No, that is NOT what the article says. What it DOES say is that gov't will, once again, be charging the citizen to use their own land (the ones held in public trust) in a way that makes their hobby largely useless in all those circumstances where it makes a difference.

You can do HAM radio all you want. You just can't put out re-transmitters that will help you help gov't do its primary jobs better.
We can't have anyone supplanting gov't help, now, can we?

Posted by: GWB at December 23, 2019 11:53 PM (j50YY)

465 Study: Poor men love big breasts, the rich prefer them smaller

https://tinyurl.com/uzr27u4

I guess I've been revealing my financial standing....

Posted by: kbdabear at December 23, 2019 11:54 PM (qAR6u)

466 462 Is it stupid to put up a Christmas stocking for your dog and then filling it with chews, toys and treats like Santa came?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger
________

Depends how old your dog is.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 11:53 PM (fn93D)


Lol

And


No

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 11:54 PM (aA3+G)

467 It was always like that.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at December 23, 2019 11:46 PM (xkSJa)
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Believe it or not, at one time Stockton was a very nice place.

Posted by: Linn Ridge, Russian bot. This means War. at December 23, 2019 11:54 PM (MIUG6)

468
Probably expects daddy to fix this for him like everything else in his life.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2019 11:51 PM (+lVUW)

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It's truly pathetic. Not that I've never turned to Dad for help. But really? You're a 50 year old man who can't take care of himself?

Hunter's not just doing graft, like Ace accuses him of.

The guy can't keep up with his drug-debts, his alimony, and love-children.

He's actually dependent on daddy. As a middle-aged man. It's just sorry.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 23, 2019 11:55 PM (Adu0z)

469 >>462 Is it stupid to put up a Christmas stocking for your dog and then filling it with chews, toys and treats like Santa came? Posted by: Bitter Clinger

Nope.

Posted by: Zod at December 23, 2019 11:55 PM (XzT/D)

470 Is it stupid to put up a Christmas stocking for your dog and then filling it with chews, toys and treats like Santa came?

If the dog can reach it before you give it to them, yes.

Cause then Fido will dig through the rest of the stockings looking for more, eating all the chocolate they find along the way.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at December 23, 2019 11:55 PM (xkSJa)

471 Study: Poor men love big breasts, the rich prefer them smaller

https://tinyurl.com/uzr27u4

I guess I've been revealing my financial standing....
Posted by: kbdabear at December 23, 2019 11:54 PM (qAR6u)


I am dirt poor.

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 23, 2019 11:55 PM (377Zs)

472 Believe it or not, at one time Stockton was a very nice place.
By 1972 it was a dump. Fat City was a distant memory, even then.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at December 23, 2019 11:57 PM (xkSJa)

473 I found our something when I was at the vatican back in September. Benedict lives on the grounds, has his own set of apartments. He is effectively a prisoner. He isn't allowed to leave for the rest of his life.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 23, 2019 11:58 PM (PHotS)

474 Depends how old your dog is.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 23, 2019 11:53 PM (fn93D)


As long as he still barks at Santa, it's perfectly fine.

Posted by: GWB at December 24, 2019 12:00 AM (j50YY)

475
Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 23, 2019 11:58 PM (PHotS)

-------

Awful. I still believe he was ousted for opposing pederasty and other crimes.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 12:00 AM (Adu0z)

476 No
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 23, 2019 11:54 PM (aA3+G)

Conor says listen to MidHum!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 24, 2019 12:00 AM (BiNEL)

477 Study: Poor men love big breasts, the rich prefer them smaller
I just like 'em in pairs.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at December 24, 2019 12:01 AM (xkSJa)

478 Argh. Wifi is acting up. *slaps router*

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2019 12:01 AM (NWiLs)

479 476

Beware of strong drink!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 24, 2019 12:02 AM (BiNEL)

480 Merry Christmas to Conor, too.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2019 12:02 AM (TdMsT)

481 You all heard about the Amish nymphomaniac?

Yep.

She had two Mennonite.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 12:03 AM (QzJWU)

482 481 You all heard about the Amish nymphomaniac?

Yep.

She had two Mennonite.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 12:03 AM (QzJWU)

Boooooooo!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2019 12:03 AM (NWiLs)

483 Was just reading some reviews of the new movie, Cats, online.

Turns out critics are competing to see who can write the most scathing review of it. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 24, 2019 12:03 AM (L2ZTs)

484
*Watches 'The Burning Bed'*

*Eyes pack of matches*

Posted by: Insomniac's WiFi at December 24, 2019 12:04 AM (Adu0z)

485
Do very rich men prefer non-existent asses as well?

Posted by: Brie Larson at December 24, 2019 12:04 AM (NMAzL)

486 484
*Watches 'The Burning Bed'*

*Eyes pack of matches*
Posted by: Insomniac's WiFi at December 24, 2019 12:04 AM (Adu0z)

Suck it up and go order me a sammich from GrubHub.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2019 12:05 AM (NWiLs)

487 Lucy has a stocking filled with little mice filled with catnip. Since she's a junkie, she smells it and tries to get the stocking off the wall all while knocking ornament off the tree.

Better than tv.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 24, 2019 12:05 AM (PkVlr)

488
Do very rich men prefer non-existent asses as well?
Posted by: Brie Larson at December 24, 2019 12:04 AM (NMAzL)

------

How the fuck do you think you keep getting work?

Posted by: Very Rich Men at December 24, 2019 12:05 AM (Adu0z)

489 Grownups lie, man. I don't know many constellations, but I know Orion. Grownups say those two are his shoulders, that line of three is Orion's Belt, those two are feet, and that line is his sword.

Well I was just outside looking at Orion. That's his dick. That's Orion's Dick. Grownups lie.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 24, 2019 12:06 AM (gd9RK)

490 Not gonna hang around for amateur Calvinball theology night.
You all are blessed.

Posted by: Kazi at December 24, 2019 12:06 AM (0x00j)

491 488
Do very rich men prefer non-existent asses as well?
Posted by: Brie Larson at December 24, 2019 12:04 AM (NMAzL)

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How the fuck do you think you keep getting work?
Posted by: Very Rich Men at December 24, 2019 12:05 AM (Adu0z)

Sure ain't her personality.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2019 12:06 AM (NWiLs)

492 {{{Vendette}}}

Conor T says thanks, and we both hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 24, 2019 12:06 AM (BiNEL)

493 Study: Poor men love big breasts, the rich prefer them smaller

***

Let me throw out a counter argument.

Culturally big breasts were a thing into the 90s. The women everyone wanted to be with were Pam Anderson and Jenna Jameson. Then culture started to get into androgyny and trannysim and our female stars now tend to have more boyish figures - look at Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus or Taylor Swift..


Richer people follow culture changes a lot more closely then poorer people do...



Posted by: 18-1 at December 24, 2019 12:07 AM (WdocV)

494 I just like 'em in pairs.
___

Upstairs or....downstairs too?

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at December 24, 2019 12:08 AM (WdocV)

495 Merry Christmas to Conor, too.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 24, 2019 12:02 AM (TdMsT)

You guys are spoiling Conor...

And he loves it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 24, 2019 12:08 AM (BiNEL)

496 >> Well I was just outside looking at Orion.

Enjoy it while you can. Betelgeuse may be about to soon blow.

Or not. Sometime within the next 100,000 years.

Posted by: Brie Larson at December 24, 2019 12:08 AM (NMAzL)

497 Posted by: 18-1 at December 24, 2019 12:07 AM (WdocV)

Personally, I think the old ways are best!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at December 24, 2019 12:09 AM (BiNEL)

498 Sure ain't her personality.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2019 12:06 AM (NWiLs)

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Or her acting talent.

Posted by: Very Rich Men at December 24, 2019 12:10 AM (Adu0z)

499 When the religious knock on your door, put on your darkest sunglasses, and tell 'em you're in the Jehovah's Witness Protection Program.

They'll understand.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 12:10 AM (QzJWU)

500
Well,

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7819837

Just spread wide open. The line between porn and "fashion" is getting thinner and thinner.

Posted by: Brie Larson at December 24, 2019 12:11 AM (NMAzL)

501 You guys still hashing out that whole religion thing?

Posted by: eleven at December 23, 2019 11:38 PM


I think it's down to: "How many Morons can dance on the head of a 9mm crossbow bolt with Ginger?"

Posted by: Bert G at December 24, 2019 12:11 AM (OMsf+)

502 our female stars now tend to have more boyish figures - look at Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus or Taylor Swift..
----

...Greta Thunberg

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at December 24, 2019 12:11 AM (CDGwz)

503 496 >> Well I was just outside looking at Orion.

Enjoy it while you can. Betelgeuse may be about to soon blow.

Or not. Sometime within the next 100,000 years.
Posted by: Brie Larson at December 24, 2019 12:08 AM (NMAz

Hey, somebody ask Dr. Strange! Heading to Vegas and want to get some sure money down.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 24, 2019 12:12 AM (EnQC8)

504 Argh. Wifi is acting up. *slaps router*

Posted by: Insomniac
________

Ditto. That explains my having a new hash every three hours.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 24, 2019 12:12 AM (fn93D)

505 Posted by: Bert G at December 24, 2019 12:11 AM (OMsf+)

***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2019 12:12 AM (aA3+G)

506 ...Greta Thunberg
___

SOON!

Posted by: Pedo Bear Bill Clinton at December 24, 2019 12:13 AM (WdocV)

507 >>499 When the religious knock on your door, put on your darkest sunglasses, and tell 'em you're in the Jehovah's Witness Protection Program.

Zod has turned away many at the door. But convinced proselytizers? Never. A faith-story is always worth a listen.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 12:13 AM (XzT/D)

508 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at December 24, 2019 12:11 AM (CDGwz)

Boyish figure and bitch faces

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2019 12:13 AM (aA3+G)

509 477 Study: Poor men love big breasts, the rich prefer them smaller
I just like 'em in pairs.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

----

So, like martinis then?

One is not near enough and three is way too many.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 24, 2019 12:14 AM (Y4EXg)

510 ..our female stars now tend to have more boyish figures - look at Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus or Taylor Swift..
----

...Greta Thunberg

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at December 24, 2019 12:11 AM (CDGwz)



Twiggy.


So I'm old. Sue me.

Not you, Insomniac. You're a lawyer, and would likely WIN.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 12:14 AM (QzJWU)

511
When the religious knock on your door, put on your darkest sunglasses, and tell 'em you're in the Jehovah's Witness Protection Program.

They'll understand.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

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Dude, I had some dedicated JWs in my town. They would come by every week for a couple months, because I could talk about the Old Testament, and they were INTO that, and I was polite to them. Eventually, they figured out that I was a Torah-believing Jew, and never, ever going to convert.

Never came back after that.

Had a similar thing happen with Mormons, but they gave up sooner.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 12:15 AM (Adu0z)

512 499 When the religious knock on your door, put on your darkest sunglasses, and tell 'em you're in the Jehovah's Witness Protection Program.

They'll understand.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 12:10 AM (QzJWU)

I just put on my Wayfairer sunglasses, and my Trilby hat, and tell them

I'm on a mission from God.

Posted by: Don Q-Bot at December 24, 2019 12:17 AM (NgKpN)

513 Boyish figure and bitch faces
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
=====

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Peter Butterjug at December 24, 2019 12:18 AM (xSo9G)

514 77 That guy in the Grandma got run over by a reindeer is Darryl Morgan, of Morgan & Morgan, professional ambulance chaser.
His wife & sons are all attorneys, too. They run commercials all day long on Atlanta TV.
Posted by: ALH at December 23, 2019 10:17 PM (EpeCy)

They started in Florida. Saw the first billboard in ATL a couple of years ago. Democrat operatives with a shingle.

Posted by: Apollo at December 24, 2019 12:18 AM (paKN2)

515 "Hi! Mr....Zod?"
"You pronounced it correctly."
"Hi, Mr. Zod. My name is Stacey, and this is my friend, John."
"Hi Stacey. Hello, John."
"Hi! We're here because we'd like to share some good news with you this morning..."
"Well. I always have time for good news..."

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 12:21 AM (XzT/D)

516 Dude, I had some dedicated JWs in my town. They would come by every week for a couple months, because I could talk about the Old Testament, and they were INTO that, and I was polite to them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
________

I had a JW come to my door every month or two. I was always nice. I never took him up on his invitations to go to his church, but he kept coming back. We'd chat cordially, he'd give me his pamphlets, I'd thank him and throw them out after he left. He was a decent enough guy.

I never understood people who would brag about being dicks to Jehovah's Witnesses.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 24, 2019 12:22 AM (fn93D)

517
I think it's down to: "How many Morons can dance on the head of a 9mm 45 ACP crossbow bolt with Ginger Mary Anne"?
Posted by: Bert G at December 24, 2019 12:11 AM (OMsf+)

Posted by: Apollo at December 24, 2019 12:22 AM (paKN2)

518 Well, I have read all the content and all the comments and I think that both I, and the Horde are drunk. See you all on the flip side.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 24, 2019 12:22 AM (RfzVr)

519 ..I just put on my Wayfairer sunglasses, and my Trilby hat, and tell them

I'm on a mission from God.

Posted by: Don Q-Bot at December 24, 2019 12:17 AM (NgKpN)



The Revival Church Scene from that movie is just about the most howl-laughter-worthy bit of cinema, ever.

And yes, I would GO to THAT church!

*break*


Conversely. There is a large, semi-mega-church along Interstate 45, about 35 miles North of Galveston. Went to a Christmas Eve service there, 'cause the 90 minute drive to 2nd Baptist West Campus was just toooo much that year.

Walked out halfway through the "service".

The Vegas Dancing Girls were for me, just a bridge too far.

Puts complaining about Pope Commie into perspective. It CAN be worse!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 12:23 AM (QzJWU)

520 518 Well, I have read all the content and all the comments and I think that both I, and the Horde are drunk. See you all on the flip side.
Posted by: cfo mom at December 24, 2019 12:22 AM (RfzVr)

I'm stone cold sober, which I recognize is a deep personal failing on my part.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2019 12:24 AM (NWiLs)

521 Conversely. There is a large, semi-mega-church along Interstate 45, about 35 miles North of Galveston. Went to a Christmas Eve service there, 'cause the 90 minute drive to 2nd Baptist West Campus was just toooo much that year.

Walked out halfway through the "service".

The Vegas Dancing Girls were for me, just a bridge too far.

Puts complaining about Pope Commie into perspective. It CAN be worse!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 12:23 AM (QzJWU)

Vegas dancing girls?

Church of Elvis?

Posted by: Don Q-Bot at December 24, 2019 12:25 AM (NgKpN)

522 >>I never understood people who would brag about being dicks to Jehovah's Witnesses.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 24, 2019 12:22 AM (fn93D)

I've found that the folks quick to ridicule X will, without missing a beat, defend their membership in Y.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 12:26 AM (XzT/D)

523 522 >>I never understood people who would brag about being dicks to Jehovah's Witnesses.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 24, 2019 12:22 AM (fn93D)

I've found that the folks quick to ridicule X will, without missing a beat, defend their membership in Y.
Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 12:26 AM (XzT/D)

But Z? right out!

Posted by: Don Q-Bot at December 24, 2019 12:26 AM (NgKpN)

524 Nipples make the breast . Just saying.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 24, 2019 12:27 AM (2DOZq)

525 I'm stone cold sober, which I recognize is a deep personal failing on my part.

Posted by: Insomniac
________

I thought being stone cold sober was good, until a few weeks ago. Not I'm not so sure.

Posted by: WaterCow at December 24, 2019 12:27 AM (fn93D)

526 I never understood people who would brag about being dicks to Jehovah's Witnesses.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 24, 2019 12:22 AM (fn93D)

I'm going to be a dick to just about anyone who knocks on my door, uninvited, early on a Saturday morning.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2019 12:27 AM (NWiLs)

527 I'm going to be a dick to just about anyone who knocks on my door, uninvited, early on a Saturday morning.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2019 12:27 AM (NWiLs)

Why?

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 24, 2019 12:28 AM (2DOZq)

528 Reading about the woman who applied at Subway, I was older than that when I was laid off and applied at Subway and they never called me back.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at December 24, 2019 12:29 AM (dwojT)

529 527 I'm going to be a dick to just about anyone who knocks on my door, uninvited, early on a Saturday morning.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2019 12:27 AM (NWiLs)

Why?
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 24, 2019 12:28 AM (2DOZq)

I thought that was fairly self-explanatory.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2019 12:30 AM (NWiLs)

530 Nipples make the breast . Just saying.
Posted by: Easy Andy


This guy knows tits.

Posted by: eleven at December 24, 2019 12:31 AM (QLPEO)

531
Posted by: FireHorse at December 24, 2019 12:22 AM (fn93D)

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I think it's just because people HATE being bothered at home, on their small amount of free-time.

But Democrat operatives in Colorado are much, much worse than any JW. JWs a welcome relief compared to the canvassers.

I had one WALK INTO MY FUCKING HOME a couple years ago. I heard him approach before he knocked and, receiving no response, WALKED INTO MY FUCKING HOME, so I was standing by the pistol, and explained to him that the only reason he was still drawing air was that I'd seen his gay little campaign gear through the peephole, and knew he was a simple idiot, and not a criminal.

I also called and wrote to the campaign, and explained that recruiting braindead potheads with no idea about property rights was unwise.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 12:32 AM (Adu0z)

532 Obama and Govenor Cousin Edwin the Second the "Honorable" have been disasters to this state's economy, and it's going to continue until 2023. At which point it's going to be beyond the event horizon. And I'm stuck here because if I move my older sibling is going to visit my 84 year old mom two or three times a year instead of every weekend like I do.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at December 24, 2019 12:33 AM (dwojT)

533 I'm going to be a dick to just about anyone who knocks on my door, uninvited, early on a Saturday morning.

Posted by: Insomniac
________

That's a given. Same with telemarketers who wake me up.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 24, 2019 12:33 AM (fn93D)

534 I'm admittedly not the nicest guy, but I'm pretty curt with anyone who shows up at the door uninvited. That sidewalk ain't an invitation.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 24, 2019 12:34 AM (H5knJ)

535 Too many people have abused basic hospitality and politeness for us to really continue with them. Ugh.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at December 24, 2019 12:35 AM (dwojT)

536 .."Hi! Mr....Zod?"
"You pronounced it correctly."
"Hi, Mr. Zod. My name is Stacey, and this is my friend, John."

"Hi Stacey. Hello, John."

"Hi! We're here because we'd like to share some good news with you this morning..."

"Well. I always have time for good news..." It is always the right time to Kneel, before Zod!"

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 12:21 AM (XzT/D)



Very seldom that one must needs edit the tale from an interplanetary gawd, but I'll write it off to data-scrambling due to impending supernovas.

Too, it would be epic to have their reaction to the "Kneel Before Zod!" line recorded on the "Ring" doorbell app.

/2nd break.


Used to get a lot of local black folks from a Missionary Baptist Church making the rounds.

Turns out that this neighborhood of 33 homes, USED to be the site of a run-down tenement slum of collapsing "temporary" apartments, built in the '40s to accommodate Galveston Shipyard workers in the War Effort, then.

New homes here, built in '07 and '08. The place has, shall we say..changed? Just a bit. Just a wee bit.

But those people at my door were treated with all the same respect and courtesy as the JWs and others who knock doors.

Except for the "electricity" sales people. I'll query them as to sine wave or square wave sales offerings, and they look at me like a three eyed catfish.

And I can make it even worse, from there.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 12:35 AM (QzJWU)

537 "We'd like to talk with you about your relationship with Jesus Christ."
"Hm. Well. Did his attorney send you?"
"Uhh...no."
"His wife?"
"No sir."
"Alright, come on in. Don't mind the dog, she loves people. Coffee?"

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 12:36 AM (XzT/D)

538 I always try to be polite to canvassers, because I did so much of it myself.

Phone pests, not at all. I'm supposedly on the "do not call" list, but that seems to be worthless.

Posted by: mnw at December 24, 2019 12:41 AM (Cssks)

539 .."We'd like to talk with you about your relationship with Jesus Christ."
"Hm. Well. Did his attorney send you?"
"Uhh...no."
"His wife?"
"No sir."
"Alright, come on in. Don't mind the dog, she loves people. Coffee?"

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 12:36 AM (XzT/D)




You could've tag-lined that as "Hunter Biden", and not have had to edit a word.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 12:42 AM (QzJWU)

540 I take exception to "our female stars".

Posted by: Ricky at December 24, 2019 12:44 AM (ePWRo)

541 Except for the "electricity" sales people. I'll query them as to sine wave or square wave sales offerings, and they look at me like a three eyed catfish.

Posted by: Jim
________

Ha! Reminds me of years ago, a window salesman pitched my Dad, told him about the savings on heat the new windows would bring. Dad said, "I won't see any savings." Salesman said, "You'll save so much per month! Guaranteed!!"

Dad said, "I'll accept that number. Your windows cost this much, and my house has ten of them. So my total cost is x. That's 300 times my monthly savings. My break-even point is 25 years out. I'm 70 years old. I won't see any savings."

Salesman: "Thanks for your time. Have a nice day."

Posted by: FireHorse at December 24, 2019 12:46 AM (fn93D)

542
The guy even had the nerve to say "Take it easy, I heard you step up to the door, and I thought you should hear about so-and-so for city council."

Idiot. I hope nobody else ended up shooting him, but I wouldn't be surprised if it happened.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 12:48 AM (Adu0z)

543 they look at me like a three eyed catfish.

I think they have those in Pripyat.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 24, 2019 12:48 AM (oL5ik)

544 ..I always try to be polite to canvassers, because I did so much of it myself.

Phone pests, not at all. I'm supposedly on the "do not call" list, but that seems to be worthless.

Posted by: mnw at December 24, 2019 12:41 AM (Cssks)



First year I was selling roofing, I knocked on doors after a local hailstorm or other weather event.

By time I'd been in the business 18 months, I never knocked on a door, again.

Credibility, incredible referrals and a gold-plated track record with a BBB Pinnacle Award company ensured my phone never stopped ringing.

Canvassers work hard, and courtesy is a given.

I don't give them much more than 20 seconds of said courtesy, though.

My responses are polite, explanatory and complete. It is up to them to grasp those three things in that first twenty seconds.

And my phraseology is such, that their training to discover the "false objection" and etc., is completely akilter.

I am inside their OODA loop from the first "Hello."

But I'll still offer 'em a bottle of cold water on a hot summer's day.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 12:48 AM (QzJWU)

545 "We'd like to talk with you about your relationship with Jesus Christ."
"Hm. Well. Did his attorney send you?"
"Uhh...no."
"His wife?"
"No sir."
"Alright, come on in. Don't mind the dog, she loves people. Coffee?"




LOL!

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at December 24, 2019 12:49 AM (dwojT)

546 Canvassers are not enthusiastic about the instantly-converted joining them on their door-to-door mission, on the spot.

"Huh. Let's BOTH go tell my neighbor about the Washington Times newspaper."

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 12:55 AM (XzT/D)

547
I never thought of salesmen as "canvassers," though I suppose they are.

Here, it's always roofing guys, because of our hail. Occasionally, it's window salesmen.

When I think of canvassers, it's political guys, and they are ALWAYS Democrats. Never, ever, have I seen a Republican one. That might explain why this place is Calirado now.

Sign the EJEXIT petition today, before it happens to your state.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 12:57 AM (Adu0z)

548 537 Good one

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 12:58 AM (ZCEU2)

549 "Honey? I'll be right back. This man is a fisher of men, and I'm gonna...well...gaff them. Or, kinda thing. Something. Be back in an hour or so."

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 12:58 AM (XzT/D)

550 Except for the "electricity" sales people. I'll query them as to sine wave or square wave sales offerings, and they look at me like a three eyed catfish.

And I can make it even worse, from there.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 12:35 AM (QzJWU)

It canon make a difference. O gaugersxare cautioned about mixing postwar transformers, new solid state power supplies, and postwar and modern locomotives. Interesting and expensive things can happen. .

Posted by: Apollo at December 24, 2019 12:59 AM (paKN2)

551 secession for CA? Right. About the same time that "civil war" many here talk about happens. Just after all those dim "celebrities" move to Canada cuz of der Trumpenfuhrer. Didn't look at the offending Kaus item, but gathered enough from the reactions to it. Pretty silly.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 24, 2019 01:03 AM (El6T/)

552 O gaugersxare

now there's a new one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 24, 2019 01:04 AM (V2Yro)

553 549 "Honey? I'll be right back. This man is a fisher of men, and I'm gonna...well...gaff them. Or, kinda thing. Something. Be back in an hour or so."
Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 12:58 AM (XzT/D)

Ha

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2019 01:04 AM (aA3+G)

554
secession for CA?

-------

No. Absolutely not.

Read the Amendment.

They are to be ejected, and reverted to a particularly prejudicial form of harsh Territorial law, administered by the military.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 01:05 AM (Adu0z)

555 You know catch and release is not very effective when they've been gaffed.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 24, 2019 01:05 AM (gd9RK)

556 >>before it happens to your state.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 12:57 AM (Adu0z)

Virginia. Learn from the tragedy of Zod's once-great commonwealth.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:07 AM (XzT/D)

557 Lovely photo up top

Posted by: sinalco at December 24, 2019 01:07 AM (yODqO)

558 .
They started in Florida. Saw the first billboard in ATL a couple of years ago. Democrat operatives with a shingle.
Posted by: Apollo at December 24, 2019 12:18 AM (paKN2)

Just hope they don't make it to UA. We have enough trouble with "call me Alabama"'and his billboards touting large jury awards. Doesn't mention how much they actually settled for, and how much he skimmed off the top, after expenses.

Did see RFI Jr shilling for them a couple of times, trying to Roundup some business.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 24, 2019 01:08 AM (paKN2)

559 >>555 You know catch and release is not very effective when they've been gaffed.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 24, 2019 01:05 AM (gd9RK)

They're not meant to be released. That's the whole point.

Allow Zod to interrogate you about your relationship with Jesus Christ. Over coffee. Right now.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:09 AM (XzT/D)

560 O gaugers. People who collect and operate 0 gauge trains. Unlike the Half-0.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 24, 2019 01:10 AM (paKN2)

561 Ultimately, random public contact sales is a manifestly thankless and difficult job.

But often, a job of great value and future growth.

First motorcycle insurance I'd ever bought was from an Allstate booth, inside the Sears Department Store at Ingraham Park Mall, San Antonio, TX.

Stayed with that same Agent, through a couple of successive bikes and cars.

By that time, he had his own storefront agency on the North West side of town.

When I bought my first house, it was literally just down the street from his Agency. And he wrote the policy for that one, too.

We can make fun and mockery of outside sales reps and their canvassers. I've been both. So I don't mind making *some* fun of my former profession.

They're not saints, but they're sure as hell not demons.

Think about that the next time you're bothered by their efforts.

Perspective?

They're not on the corner with carboard sign.

And it takes just a bit of guts to press those doorbells, knowing that the odds are against you on an aggregate basis.

But you're not gambling the odds. You're betting on the 2% who defy the odds.

Press enough doorbells, and you're a winner.

THAT is the moral of the story, friends.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 01:10 AM (QzJWU)

562 Allow Zod to interrogate you about your relationship with Jesus Christ. Over coffee. Right now.


Dear Zod. You may interrogate. I enjoy this sort of thing. But coffee left the station long ago and we're in a Bourbon hour.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 24, 2019 01:11 AM (gd9RK)

563 An O-gauge currently sits in demurrage under the Zod Christmas tree. Hopper full of Hershey Almond Bites.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:11 AM (XzT/D)

564 ..It canon make a difference. O gaugersxare cautioned about mixing postwar transformers, new solid state power supplies, and postwar and modern locomotives. Interesting and expensive things can happen. .

Posted by: Apollo at December 24, 2019 12:59 AM (paKN2)



I do not blame the electrical company for what was clearly a Train-ing deficiency.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 01:14 AM (QzJWU)

565 ..Allow Zod to interrogate you about your relationship with Jesus Christ. Over coffee. Right now.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:09 AM (XzT/D)



Where I get the sense that Zod is the direct lineage of the Centurion that recognized the Authority of Christ as described in Matthew 8:9.

And you really, really want to read this one in the King James.

Everything else.. isn't.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 01:19 AM (QzJWU)

566 ..Dear Zod. You may interrogate. I enjoy this sort of thing. But coffee left the station long ago and we're in a Bourbon hour.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 24, 2019 01:11 AM (gd9RK)




This is rendered accurately, in the New Dawn translation.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 01:21 AM (QzJWU)

567 >>Where I get the sense that Zod is the direct lineage of the Centurion that recognized the Authority of Christ as described in Matthew 8:9.

Zod says Go, and he goes. Zod says Come, and he comes. Zod says Ditch, and he digs.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:22 AM (XzT/D)

568 After careful thought on this enormous impeachment circus I have come to the following conclusions:

1) McConnell is absolutely right to insist on the 1998 Clinton rules that were agreed to by 100 to 0 which leaves Schumer with a fistful of penis (being generous here. IRS most likely the size on an acorn)

2) The fact that Palsi is dragging her feet proves she herself knows these phony articles are shit and the excuse for the delay are beyond obvious to normal Americans. Not many people understand the inside baseball excuses she is giving and will see this as a failure.

3) Having rushed articles only to then slam on the breaks proves she either has no intention of transmitting the articles to the Senate or is delaying in hope of something or somebody ANYTHING will suddenly "be found" that Mueller, SDNY, the entire Democrat caucus, the Deep State and the media had missed this whole time. Doubtful to say the least

4) Schumer and Pelosi can demand anything they want. Mitch has already instructed them to shit in their hats and I believe he will stand firm on this.

5) Finally, Trump, his legal team and several key members of Congress know the Dems have nothing left but fishing expeditions. As such, claiming executive privilege at this point only forces the dems to beg a judge to compel any witnesses or docs to be heard/revealed....which do nothing to bolster any of the articles anyway as THERE WAS NO CRIME

The current GFY strategy is a winning one. The onus is on the hapless dems and their tank is dry. The more they flounder around and float monumental stupid Ideas like impeaching a second time or "amending" the first two articles only shows the public their true ugliness.

People are worn down with all of this and want it to stop.

The Democrats strategy of annoying the fuck out of the electorate will not end well.

Posted by: Getcha Pull at December 24, 2019 01:25 AM (aR6C/)

569 ..Zod says Go, and he goes. Zod says Come, and he comes. Zod says Ditch, and he digs.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:22 AM (XzT/D)



Zod is Palpetine?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 01:25 AM (QzJWU)

570 NOOD

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:25 AM (XzT/D)

571 Have the usual small oval loop of O-gauge set up around the tree. I had intended to restore/have restored one car or other item to full working condition every year.


Uh - I didn't achieve that. But I could start again this year. Have 4 cars with lighting working [including the locomotive]. The airport searchlight works. I think the switches only need some new wire and basic soldering to work again. Of course there are several cars without electrified features, they work fine, and are actually in excellent condition.


I think they stopped making the old kind of O-gauge track a few years back, and I don't like the new kind [takes more space].


Anyway, hearing the distinctive hum of that locomotive when the juice goes on, and hearing the cars move down the track [amazing how model trains have a signature sound every bit as distinct as real trains], are a amazing instant trip back to good times as a kid.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 24, 2019 01:26 AM (El6T/)

572 ..People are worn down with all of this and want it to stop.

The Democrats strategy of annoying the fuck out of the electorate will not end well.


Posted by: Getcha Pull at December 24, 2019 01:25 AM (aR6C/)




Find a way to add "punish the media" to this, and we're talking 57 state landslide.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 01:28 AM (QzJWU)

573 Zod is also in a Bourbon hour.

There is no nood.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 24, 2019 01:28 AM (gd9RK)

574 >>571 Have the usual small oval loop of O-gauge set up around the tree.

Ditto. Sall good, as the kids say. Loud, clanky, familiar.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:28 AM (XzT/D)

575 AOP

Conservative orgs & political campaigns pass my name around, apparently.

me: "OK, stop. First, don't read at me! LISTEN to your sales target. Don't they teach you that? Are you a volunteer, or are you getting paid?"

The Bush43 campaign once persuaded me to try to improve their phone bank volunteers:

"Now, please put 'the script' in the waste basket. Your goal is to engage with the people you're calling, & you're gonna get a TON of rejection. Expect that. If they don't hang up on you, then try to be conversational. Endeavor not to sound like a trained seal, right?"



Posted by: mnw at December 24, 2019 01:30 AM (Cssks)

576 Posted by: rhomboid at December 24, 2019 01:26 AM (El6T/)

My late F-I-L was a big time model railroader. 2 big set ups , 1 in WI the other AZ

He could forget everything with his sets
I miss him and his hobby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2019 01:30 AM (aA3+G)

577 >>Zod is Palpetine?

No. Palpatine is recuperating in W. Va.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:31 AM (XzT/D)

578 The media are currently taking a beating in the eye if the public. Their ratings are in the toilet.

The real punishment comes after Durham.

Posted by: Getcha Pull at December 24, 2019 01:32 AM (aR6C/)

579 Linda Sarsour:
I just watched Watchmen Season 1. Wow.

The terrorists win I guess.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 24, 2019 01:33 AM (LxTcq)

580 I never understood people who would brag about being dicks to Jehovah's Witnesses.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 24, 2019 12:22 AM (fn93D)

I prefer the Mormons. They are easy to tie into knots. They, at least, have some arguments, although they are pretty thin.

The JW's? All you need to do is ask them if they already have the 144,000, and if so, why would I join up only to be annihilated?

Maybe not terrifically kind, but the ignorance it takes to believe this stuff.....

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 24, 2019 01:34 AM (vVOK2)

581 ..My late F-I-L was a big time model railroader. 2 big set ups , 1 in WI the other AZ

He could forget everything with his sets
I miss him and his hobby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2019 01:30 AM (aA3+G)



The zen-like engagement of any-scale model railroaders and any-class precision rifle shooters, differs only in the particular equipment and scope of real-estate necessary to the engagement of their respective interests.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 01:34 AM (QzJWU)

582 Does everybody get that disgusting "can of cranberry sauce" ad at the bottom of Ace's threads? "Urologists say..." etc?

Or have I fallen into a Groundhog Day alternate reality thing?

Posted by: mnw at December 24, 2019 01:37 AM (Cssks)

583 >>Maybe not terrifically kind, but the ignorance it takes to believe this stuff.....Posted by: tcn in AK at December 24, 2019 01:34 AM (vVOK2)

Too right.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:37 AM (XzT/D)

584 Trump tapped into what most blue collars think of the media and probably that alone gave him the win in2016

What has happened since then? The media got worse, like an abusive husband saying to his spouse "see what you made me do?".

I am willing to bet that the media themselves have galvanized President Trumps support.

I knew from that first time I saw him slap down that ass clown from CNN (there are many I know. I forget which one) on live TV I was voting for him

Posted by: Getcha Pull at December 24, 2019 01:37 AM (aR6C/)

585 >>I am willing to bet that the media themselves have galvanized President Trumps support.
Posted by: Getcha Pull at December 24, 2019 01:37 AM (aR6C/)

Perhaps. I remain skeptical about his chances.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:40 AM (XzT/D)

586 >>>>Perhaps. I remain skeptical about his chances.


All this glee about the Dems shooting themselves in the foot, have a hard time believing it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 24, 2019 01:43 AM (aA3+G)

587 577 >>Zod is Palpetine?

No. Palpatine is recuperating in W. Va.
Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:31 AM (XzT/D)

Has anybody ever met in person or emailed or spoke to Uncle Palp on the phone? Serious question btw

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 24, 2019 01:48 AM (8j6Fo)

588 Has anybody ever met in person or emailed or spoke to Uncle Palp on the phone? Serious question btw
Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 24, 2019 01:48 AM (8j6Fo)

I recall Miley said she has or had his e-mail.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 24, 2019 01:50 AM (tVQUs)

589 Their last ditch effort to somehow force Mcgahn to testify (about MUELLER not Ukraine) was filed at 4 PM. The deadline was 5 PM

they have nothing and yes I believe they have shot themselves in face. Point blank

Posted by: Getcha Pull at December 24, 2019 01:51 AM (aR6C/)

590 I've never even read the bible and I could pope better than this pope

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at December 24, 2019 01:52 AM (h1jJh)

591 >>I could pope better than this pope
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at December 24, 2019 01:52 AM (h1jJh)

Me too.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 01:53 AM (XzT/D)

592 Thanks Surf.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 24, 2019 01:53 AM (8j6Fo)

593 All of the glee against the CNN and related MSN media is truthfully, merited.

Problem is, the throttle has to remain pressed to the floorboard, all the way to the close of polls on 3 Nov 2020.

The attention span of the non attentive public at large runs about half as long as an average Wendy's commercial.

But if the lens and mirror of Media Inequities is held up like a Bat Signal in the Sky till November, then good shit will follow.

THEY accuse Trump of listening to the last advisor who has his attention.

*they* are projecting this upon the public at large.

Who will be listening and watching as to the last and largest Bat Signal shone upon the Media Cloud, in their field of view.

We have to win the battle of Louder and Brighter.

Contrary to the size of the MSM, this is a battle we can win.

Think of Foghorn Leghorn lifting the tail of the Dawg, and smacking the hell out of the Dawg with the paddle.

MSM is the dawg.

BE the Paddle.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 01:54 AM (QzJWU)

594 I think Trump's chances are exceptionally good, prohibitively so barring a major black swan [and even then - the Dems are a sad lot].


The country's chances [of real, substantial improvement, restoration of any sort of civic culture or const. order, that kind of thing], on the other hand, still doubtful. The miseducation of several generations, the collapse of standards, the prosperity etiolating a particularly unimpressive collection of generations. Big, big headwind.


The very continued existence of the Dems - or most of the GOP - pretty much reflect the fundamental rot.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 24, 2019 01:54 AM (El6T/)

595 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oVKtxHTcnho

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 24, 2019 01:55 AM (8j6Fo)

596 Has anybody ever met in person or emailed or spoke to Uncle Palp on the phone? Serious question btw
Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 24, 2019 01:48 AM (8j6Fo)

------

Look... I don't know if Palpatine is real or not.

But I want to believe.

My adorable stepdaughter has a doll named Sabrina, who travels the world at night and sends her notes in my handwriting from exotic locales. Envelopes and stamps and everything.

She knows it's *probably* hinky, but she still loves it.

Don't ask too many questions.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 01:57 AM (+QOsc)

597 If it was shtick- it was at least good shtick.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 24, 2019 01:58 AM (ycWCI)

598 Wwow. i see Blue Bird really let his Four-Square Fundy Calvinist Freak flag fly tonight (or whatever the hell he is). It's like a visit from Jack Chick tonight.

Sadly, what he knows about Catholicism and (actual) Orthodoxy (which are almost the same) would about fit onto the fingernail of my little finger.

Oh well. I have already prayed for him, that he might be struck with repentance and conversion, and enlightenment. I have alo asked St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Theresa of Calcutta, and the Blessed Virgin Mary to likewise pray for him.

Heh.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 24, 2019 02:00 AM (QU+qf)

599 Well played.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 24, 2019 02:01 AM (ycWCI)

600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hom0fYd5uX4

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 02:02 AM (XzT/D)

601
They are to be ejected, and reverted to a particularly prejudicial form of harsh Territorial law, administered by the military.
___

What is the military punishment for pooping in the middle of a grocery store?

Posted by: Obligatory at December 24, 2019 02:04 AM (WdocV)

602 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xhDMp_WNje8

lel

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 24, 2019 02:05 AM (8j6Fo)

603 >>pooping in the middle of a grocery store?
Posted by: Obligatory at December 24, 2019 02:04 AM (WdocV)

He was dissatisfied with the condition of the restroom.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 02:05 AM (XzT/D)

604 ..What is the military punishment for pooping in the middle of a grocery store?

Posted by: Obligatory at December 24, 2019 02:04 AM (WdocV)



Field Day.

If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 02:06 AM (QzJWU)

605 Evenin', Horde.

A little music from Future Islands:

https://youtu.be/-5Ae-LhMIG0

The video is not what you'd expect from your typical alt/indie rock band.

Posted by: Average Guy at December 24, 2019 02:09 AM (BaHwF)

606 Wait for it....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ub3Cm0V_Z8w

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 24, 2019 02:11 AM (8j6Fo)

607 Does everybody get that disgusting "can of cranberry sauce" ad at the bottom of Ace's threads? "Urologists say..." etc?



Or have I fallen into a Groundhog Day alternate reality thing?

Posted by: mnw at December 24, 2019 01:37 AM (Cssks)

Nope, I'm seeing it too.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 24, 2019 02:14 AM (9Om/r)

608 I have java blocked on ace's place. Takes care of ads.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 24, 2019 02:15 AM (ycWCI)

609 Cram goats makes me laugh

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NEAKGdl0aH8

Posted by: squirrelly dan at December 24, 2019 02:17 AM (8j6Fo)

610 ..The video is not what you'd expect from your typical alt/indie rock band.


Posted by: Average Guy at December 24, 2019 02:09 AM (BaHwF)



Picture 'bout all of that but with me wearing a loud Aloha shirt and sans cowboy hat.

And the fact that my horsemanship is pretty much of the "pack trail' variety. If you know what that is from Colorado hunts, you're in the groove.

Point being though.

I've been in a Hard Core Texan groove since the late '70s. Aloha shirts and all.

Texans are an accepting bunch, and I feel at home here.

That and the fact that I can put bullets into whatever target is offered, seems to meet with their approval.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 02:19 AM (QzJWU)

611 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBTB5qTsqCU

Played on a loop by Zod's 'terp in Eeerock back when. You're welcome, habibis.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 02:19 AM (XzT/D)

612 Presents wrapped!

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 24, 2019 02:20 AM (q1Pj5)

613 That is an off-putting ad, and I see it too.

But, it's not as bad as the same caption that says "Did this fall your butt? ONE CLEAR SIGN that YOU might be dying!"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 02:20 AM (+QOsc)

614 Well, I am going to hit the sack. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 24, 2019 02:22 AM (/sgva)

615 Did this fall your butt?

...

If anything falls off you ass that is not supposed to, it is probably a bad sign.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 24, 2019 02:22 AM (ycWCI)

616 Night AOP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 24, 2019 02:23 AM (ycWCI)

617 The cranberry ad, horrible.

The Cranberries though, put out some music.

RIP, Ms. O'Riordan.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 02:23 AM (QzJWU)

618 This autocucumber is killing me, over here. Totally mangling my posts

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 02:24 AM (+QOsc)

619 618 This autocucumber is killing me, over here. Totally mangling my posts
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 02:24 AM (+QOsc)

Mine are just being sloppy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 24, 2019 02:26 AM (ycWCI)

620 Wwow. i see Blue Bird really let his Four-Square
Fundy Calvinist Freak flag fly tonight (or whatever the hell he is).
It's like a visit from Jack Chick tonight.



Sadly, what he knows about Catholicism and (actual) Orthodoxy (which
are almost the same) would about fit onto the fingernail of my little
finger.



Oh well. I have already prayed for him, that he might be struck
with repentance and conversion, and enlightenment. I have alo asked St.
Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Theresa of Calcutta, and the Blessed
Virgin Mary to likewise pray for him.




Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 24, 2019 02:00 AM (QU+qf)

Sorry, I'm wide awake.

This place is filled with people from Calvinists to Atheists.
Eleanor, a lot of Protestants don't believe in praying to Saints because they believe that once you're in heaven you don't have an idea of what's going on down on Earth.

Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2019 02:27 AM (un8gM)

621 Mine are just being sloppy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 24, 2019 02:26 AM (ycWCI)

-------

Yeah, I never really know, TBH.

Sometimes the damn Android drops/changes words, sometimes the damn Wild Turkey does it, so they both always have plausible deniability.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 02:30 AM (+QOsc)

622 >>Sorry, I'm wide awake. This place is filled with people from Calvinists to Atheists.
Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2019 02:27 AM (un8gM)

I put "atheist goat" in YouTube search. Nothing worthwhile.

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 02:30 AM (XzT/D)

623 Sometimes the damn Android drops/changes words, sometimes the damn Wild Turkey does it, so they both always have plausible deniability.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at December 24, 2019 02:30 AM (+QOsc)

AutoTurkey. I like it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 24, 2019 02:30 AM (ycWCI)

624 ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBTB5qTsqCU


Win, lose or draw, Zod is fucked.

But at least he dies happy.

(the brunette is EPIC, and I would die happy, too)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 02:32 AM (QzJWU)

625 I put "atheist goat" in YouTube search. Nothing worthwhile.


Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 02:30 AM (XzT/D)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ONSC3OeHbA

Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2019 02:34 AM (un8gM)

626 This place is filled with people from Calvinists to Atheists.
Eleanor, a lot of Protestants don't believe in praying to Saints because they believe that once you're in heaven you don't have an idea of what's going on down on Earth.
Posted by: Vendette at December 24, 2019 02:27 AM (un8gM)


I think it's more that protestants believe in the priesthood of all believers; no intermediaries (priests nor saints) necessary between the believer & God.

Posted by: Average Guy at December 24, 2019 02:34 AM (BaHwF)

627 Is the theology of Calvinism pretty much the same as the rules of Calvinball?

'Cause I wanna hear the expository sermon based off of that bit of scriptural heresy?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 02:35 AM (QzJWU)

628 Merry Christmas Eve, you night owls. Time for some shuteye.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 24, 2019 02:36 AM (q1Pj5)

629 Heh.

Vendette, you cut off my "heh" at the bottom of my post. There was a reason I put it there. (i.e., feel the needle? )

Tell me about protestants. I grew up Episcopalian (back when that meant something), most of my relatives were Southern Baptist. My Mom liked to tell me how my Dad's parents (who were super-strict Methodists, back in the day) would've disowned my brother and me for converting to Catholicism.

Protestant beliefs are as manifold as protestants themselves, and I love them all. Except for the ones who think they are Jack Chick. Them, I just pray (and ask the saints to intercede) for them!



Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 24, 2019 02:36 AM (QU+qf)

630 ..I think it's more that protestants believe in the priesthood of all believers; no intermediaries (priests nor saints) necessary between the believer & God.

Posted by: Average Guy at December 24, 2019 02:34 AM (BaHwF)



We share a common theology. But I love all my truly believing Catholic brothers and sisters, all the same.

Long as well all pray together in Jesus Name, I'll allow for the differences along the ay.

It's HIS job to sort it all out in the end.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 02:38 AM (QzJWU)

631 >>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ONSC3OeHbA

"What are the animals in the truck, Susan?"
"Goats."
"That's right! And what are they doing?"
"Explaining."
"Hmm. Really? What are they explaining?"
"They're explaining to the man in brown shorts that he can fuck off and die, it's their truck now."

Posted by: Zod at December 24, 2019 02:39 AM (XzT/D)

632 I'm to sleep, too.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.

Y'all pray and meditate on that a bit.

And play ALL the Christmas Hymns.

Be Lifted.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 02:41 AM (QzJWU)

633 Night Jim.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 24, 2019 02:43 AM (ycWCI)

634 It's HIS job to sort it all out in the end.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 24, 2019 02:38 AM (QzJWU)


Agreed, Jim.

Believe what you believe, with conviction commensurate with your understanding, but with humility.



Posted by: Average Guy at December 24, 2019 02:54 AM (BaHwF)

635 Y'all are entertaining, as expected. Felize Navidad

Posted by: Sock Monkey...living in the hinterlands at December 24, 2019 03:04 AM (uU54q)

636 Sponge?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 24, 2019 03:05 AM (BOpNY)

637 i'm sick.

i'm tired.

i'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.

FML.

hasta, y'all.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 24, 2019 03:06 AM (BOpNY)

638 Night red, hope things get to getting better.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 24, 2019 03:07 AM (ycWCI)

639 I think it's more that protestants believe in the priesthood of all believers; no intermediaries (priests nor saints) necessary between the believer & God.
Posted by: Average Guy at December 24, 2019 02:34 AM (BaHwF)

Oddly enough, Catholics believe that as well.

Jesus left disciples to care for His people when He left us.

Not a lot of distinction there. We are baptized priest, prophet and king, along with Christ. There are fewer things that separate us than bring us together.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 24, 2019 03:42 AM (vVOK2)

640 637 i'm sick.

i'm tired.

i'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.

FML.

hasta, y'all.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 24, 2019 03:06 AM (BOpNY)

Same here.

102 for three days. At some point, that brain smashed against the skull is going to bust through, I can just feel it.

And the fever dreams! Gah.

And then I take ibuprofen and sweat out, soaking the bed....

Okay, TMI. And a bit too much kvetching.

This virus can leave just about any old time.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 24, 2019 03:49 AM (vVOK2)

641 Mornin', all

Merry Christmas Eve!

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 24, 2019 03:55 AM (x7w//)

642 red and tcn, hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 24, 2019 03:57 AM (x7w//)

643 It is horrible to be that sick

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:10 AM (ZCEU2)

644 MLii hope its a easy morning for you

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:11 AM (ZCEU2)

645 To eat breakfast, or not to eat breakfast, that is the question.

Helped my former boss out for a couple of hours, been up and out since midnight, but back home now.

Waiting on coffee.

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 24, 2019 04:12 AM (x7w//)

646 Thanks, Skip. I have to leave early as I still have a few paper drops to do on my way in to my real job.

I only work til 11 today, should be a quiet morning .

How is your dad?

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 24, 2019 04:16 AM (x7w//)

647 Posting with a brand new phone. And already I hate this keyboard.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 24, 2019 04:18 AM (I99aF)

648 I work with many guys wo don't eat anything in the mornings until the usual company lunch break at 10am. I often have two beakfasts and a break at 8:30 -9.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:18 AM (ZCEU2)

649 I haven't been over, should see him today, so assuming no news is good.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:19 AM (ZCEU2)

650 Good Morning Morons today is Tuesday, December 24, 2019. On this date in 1814 representatives of England and the United States signed the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:20 AM (mpXpK)

651 I'm usually in too much of a hurry to make anything on weekdays.

Peanut butter toast or a quick bowl of cereal or oatmeal.

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 24, 2019 04:20 AM (x7w//)

652 But he's home from hospital?

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 24, 2019 04:21 AM (x7w//)

653 AOC defends being a communist and says if Trump thinks I'm crazy then that's a good thing. The problem you ignorant scrunt is almost the entire country thinks you are crazy.


https://tinyurl.com/rb7pmvr

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:21 AM (mpXpK)

654
She also says the US is a Fascist country. Well then why don't you pack your bags and get the f*ck out. I really don't think that she knows what Fascism is.


https://tinyurl.com/wfzhjvz

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:22 AM (mpXpK)

655 My complaint on the keyboard is its smaller than my fast fingers needs. Often drag across keys I don't want then I don't read what I type before hitting post.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:22 AM (ZCEU2)

656 Latino judge gives a Latino teen a whopping 30 days in jail for murder.


https://tinyurl.com/tlsadd4

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:22 AM (mpXpK)

657
House communists threaten to impeach Trump continuously if needed.


https://tinyurl.com/snlblht

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:23 AM (mpXpK)

658 When you hear the communists like PeeLousy claiming that Trump's economy is only benefiting the rich know that it is an outright lie.


https://tinyurl.com/v7z23ru

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:23 AM (mpXpK)

659 Nancy Peelousy wants the Republicans in the Senate to have the same lopsided rules for impeachment the House had.


https://tinyurl.com/rwvswo8

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:24 AM (mpXpK)

660
VA residents need to ban urban Democrats from making laws. They now want to ban suburban single family homes.


https://tinyurl.com/tan8hm9

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:24 AM (mpXpK)

661 AOC nut-bags are blaming Australia wildfires on Global Warming.


https://tinyurl.com/s84ggsz

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:25 AM (mpXpK)

662 Trump rips 'extreme leftists' who control the MFM.


https://tinyurl.com/ss5lg5f

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:25 AM (mpXpK)

663 Vic they don't know what Fascism or Communism is. They would be willing to kill off another million to give it another try. It just might work next time.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:25 AM (ZCEU2)

664 Nation of Islam says Jews are Godless bloodsucking parasites. About that you would expect from these loons who worship a death cult.


https://tinyurl.com/sfx2dq2

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:26 AM (mpXpK)

665 Joe 'plugs' now wants to unionize McDonald's. Someone needs to tell this brainless AH that it is not up to him.


https://tinyurl.com/uaxnyvn

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:26 AM (mpXpK)

666
Ah, the ONT shift change!
Mornin', deplorables.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 04:26 AM (nwvnP)

667 Illegal alien sexually assaulted a 4th grade girl in SC. I say apply the 100 year rule. What would people have done 100 years ago? And what would that be? They have plenty of trees in SC. If not you can always use a lamp post.


https://tinyurl.com/ww8wlwp

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:27 AM (mpXpK)

668 RAMIREZ (repeat)


https://tinyurl.com/vn6u5bc


And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:27 AM (mpXpK)

669 >> Vic they don't know what Fascism or Communism is. They would be willing to kill off another million to give it another try. It just might work next time.
Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:25 AM (ZCEU2)

They know they will do it right!

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 24, 2019 04:27 AM (x7w//)

670 >>Joe 'plugs' now wants to unionize McDonald's. Someone needs to tell this brainless AH that it is not up to him.


Cuz that'll help customer service improve.

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 24, 2019 04:28 AM (x7w//)

671 Just installed a new keyboard that's much more like the one on my old phone. Better now.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 24, 2019 04:29 AM (I99aF)

672 Ugh. Can't sleep

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 24, 2019 04:31 AM (PkVlr)

673 Coffee's done, i'm heading out.

Those of you who are celebrating today, i wish for you a relaxing day with your family and friends. Don't eat too many cookies!

Later, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 24, 2019 04:32 AM (x7w//)

674 665 Joe 'plugs' now wants to unionize McDonald's. Someone needs to tell this brainless AH that it is not up to him.

https://tinyurl.com/uaxnyvn
Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 04:26 AM (mpXpK)

He is a lunatic. Also dangerous.
That speech is on the level of someone running for a very small-city city council.
Thanks for the link, Vic.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2019 04:33 AM (oGFm1)

675 Was supposed to be out another 2 hours, should have know better.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:35 AM (ZCEU2)

676 648 I work with many guys wo don't eat anything in the mornings until the usual company lunch break at 10am. I often have two beakfasts and a break at 8:30 -9.
Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:18 AM (ZCEU2)

I think you're making the right choice. Also, fun for us to hear about.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2019 04:38 AM (oGFm1)

677 Going for ham and cheese omelet soon,have a big tub of blueberries but going to make chocolate blueberry Kodiak muffins and cheese cake so maybe blueberry topping.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:42 AM (ZCEU2)

678 Hiya- Merry Christmas !

Posted by: JT at December 24, 2019 04:50 AM (arJlL)

679 Merry Christmas, JT!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 24, 2019 04:51 AM (PkVlr)

680
I love a good omelet. Tha Navy had John Wayne omelets - every conceivable leftover, cheese, bacon on the side and fresh baked bread.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 04:51 AM (nwvnP)

681 Got it on the first time attempt today JT?

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:52 AM (ZCEU2)

682 Got it on the first time attempt today JT?
Posted by: Skip

I said hiya earlier in the ONT.

That's why I added Merry Christmas ; that and its Christmas Eve.

Posted by: JT at December 24, 2019 04:55 AM (arJlL)

683 Not sure my mom ever made omelets for us, really think it was new to me whan I got to the USAF. We had scrambled or easy over always.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 04:57 AM (ZCEU2)

684
Hhm. I don't recall omelets at home either. We had chickens, and dad preferred over easy, so...

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 05:01 AM (nwvnP)

685 Like most days at this time I would be heading off and complaining I rather go back to bed, well today nothing is stopping me .

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 05:07 AM (ZCEU2)

686 We never had omelettes either. Breakfasts were always scrambled eggs are pancakes.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 05:10 AM (mpXpK)

687 Have a big cup of coffee, I'll drink that and decide.

Gooshy ever figure out that truck cab?

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 05:10 AM (ZCEU2)

688 I can't say that the aftermath of the Reformation
was a rousing success, leaving out the Anabaptists who trace their
denominational lineage to John the Baptist, the mainline Protestant
denominations all have their offshoots that are fully apostate (PC-USA,
ELCA, etc.), and the non-denominationals with the snake-handling and
Pet-a-Palooza public pet baptisms come to mind as a mockery and
embarrassment to the faith.






Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 23, 2019 11:02 PM (lD3vL)

The snake handling is actually directly biblical (Mark 16:1. The pet baptism not so much.



Regardless, the Pope is wrong about evangelism and about exclusivity. Muslims and Jews are not saved by Jesus own words (No man comes unto the Father but by me). Neither are Hindus and Buddhists or any other belief system. The Bible says it is the duty of Christians to live a life that is an example and to tell people of God's love through Jesus Christ.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 24, 2019 05:13 AM (nAiE/)

689 Heh. Quick google search, "What Makes a Good Union Organizer" coughs up this:

"A good union organizer has a combination of industry knowledge, management skills, and a background with unions."

Joe Biden doesn't even rate that.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2019 05:17 AM (oGFm1)

690 688 Regardless, the Pope is wrong about evangelism and
about exclusivity. Muslims and Jews are not saved by Jesus own words (No
man comes unto the Father but by me). Neither are Hindus and Buddhists
or any other belief system. The Bible says it is the duty of Christians
to live a life that is an example and to tell people of God's love
through Jesus Christ.


Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 24, 2019 05:13 AM (nAiE/)

The current Pope is wrong about just about everything.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 05:17 AM (mpXpK)

691 The Pope is a dope. But, we've had worse. We will get past this idiot and, much like the Trump effect, I suspect things will swing a bit farther back toward orthodoxy.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 24, 2019 05:21 AM (vVOK2)

692 so the donks want to impeach Trump again.
because they done so well this last time?

Posted by: Case at December 24, 2019 05:22 AM (YdAj9)

693
I showed a pic of the truck to a number of people, no one had a clue, and they all thought it was weird.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 05:22 AM (nwvnP)

694 Could have been a one off design, or even as I thought a commercial option but not too many takers. Even in pick up trucks a real crew cab isn't 1 in a few hundred.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 05:26 AM (ZCEU2)

695 I think my WWII vet FiL would have been happy with my coffee this morning, I use to say you could float a iron wedge in his.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 05:28 AM (ZCEU2)

696
True, but it seems like putting the passengers under the driver is a little extreme. It's a very strange truck.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 05:31 AM (nwvnP)

697

lol. navy coffee is closely related to battery acid.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 05:32 AM (nwvnP)

698 Told the story often that I didn't start the coffee habit until maybe the last year of enlistment, and even then slowly.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 05:36 AM (ZCEU2)

699 Well, finally off to bed. Being sick makes my schedule all wonky. And my brain, but mostly my schedule.

Maybe I'll even sleep.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 24, 2019 05:36 AM (vVOK2)

700 tcn rest is never too much when sick

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 05:40 AM (ZCEU2)

701
Really? Seemed like everybody drank it. Primary job of the messenger of the watch was making coffee runs for the control room. Every station had a cup holder and a butt kit (ashtray) conviently placed, except the diving officer. who had to use a cup holder that was behind him, or just use the flat panel where the emergency rudder control was.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 05:42 AM (nwvnP)

702
Is there a free place to post pictures, no registration or anything? I'd like to post a pic of that truck.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 05:44 AM (nwvnP)

703 I wass only a rare coffee drinker from teenage years, more milk and sugar than coffee. On all nighter on the flight line was desperate to stay awake. Someone suggested getting coffee out of the machine so I did, a number of times. That night was the start, think I still remember maybe within the next few days in chow hall thinking I'm going to get a cup of coffee with this breakfast.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 05:46 AM (ZCEU2)

704
Vending machine is just evil.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 05:49 AM (nwvnP)

705 Thanks for the news, Vic, and Merry Christmas Eve to all.

Washing the floor, soon to put the glassware and Christmas dishes in the dishwasher and get the table set. I pre-made a lot of stuff so I just have to throw it in the oven with the ham.

I make Grammy W's bourbon cranberries every year now - my husband looooves them with ham. So thanks for that recipe, Grammy!I

I hope everyone has a great day!

Posted by: Gem at December 24, 2019 05:49 AM (65i3Q)

706
insert "coffee" where appropriate.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 05:51 AM (nwvnP)

707 You too, Gem !

Merry Christmas !

Posted by: JT at December 24, 2019 05:51 AM (arJlL)

708 673 Don't eat too many cookies!

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 24, 2019 04:32 AM (x7w//)

I'm not exactly following that advice very well.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2019 05:52 AM (oGFm1)

709 I use Postimage, it was easy to sign up and free. But haven't had much luck posting that here yet, Pixy adds hyphens between pot and showing up. But do use it at the forum I go to very often.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 05:52 AM (ZCEU2)

710
Bourbon cranberries...I hope Knob Creek was involved.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 05:52 AM (nwvnP)

711 What a beautiful morning to go out and be kind to people, wether they need some kindness in their lives or not. When I get off work Mrs. E and I will go directly to the river to hunt for the next 2 days, so we will be away from you crowd. Merry Christmas to you all and I will see you Thursday night. May GOD Bless and Keep you until that time.

Eromero-o-o!

Posted by: Eromero at December 24, 2019 05:52 AM (UUkQp)

712
Skip, I'll check that out and then take a nap. Merry Christmas, y'all.

Posted by: Gooshy at December 24, 2019 05:54 AM (nwvnP)

713 This is my great grandmother's spinning wheel, sadly obviously been refinished wrecking it as a antique but still a family heirloom.
https://post___.cc/BXvbGs3d

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 05:56 AM (ZCEU2)

714 Skip, I was drinking 10 to 15 cups of coffee a day when I retired from the Navy. Nowadays it's 1 or at most 2. Mrs. E says I am nicer.

Posted by: Eromero at December 24, 2019 05:56 AM (UUkQp)

715 https://post___.cc/BXvbGs3d

Skip, just capitalize the I and M and G:

https://postIMG.cc/BXvbGs3d

Posted by: m at December 24, 2019 05:58 AM (oGFm1)

716 Pixy adds the underline after the post.
Try coping and removing it, someone said that works but not positive.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 05:58 AM (ZCEU2)

717
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 24, 2019 05:58 AM (DUIap)

718 https://postIMG.cc/BXvbGs3d

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 05:59 AM (ZCEU2)

719 You have a beautiful curio cabinet in that picture. Looks like it goes on and on.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2019 06:00 AM (oGFm1)

720 718 I did copy and paste to another of my browsers and it did work. Why I have no idea.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 06:00 AM (ZCEU2)

721 Thats at my aunts house

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 06:01 AM (ZCEU2)

722 It is wide, my aunt has a lot of antiques and a few old dolls

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 06:03 AM (ZCEU2)

723 At least now I know how to post here, if I remember.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 06:05 AM (ZCEU2)

724 "great grandmother's spinning wheel"

That goes back a ways!

Posted by: m at December 24, 2019 06:06 AM (oGFm1)

725 I'm not going to get this exactly right, but it's something like: Pixy disables lowercase "i and m and g," when those letters are typed in a row, so that people can't put annoying gifs and such into the comments box. If the URL you're typing has those same letters in a row, just uppercase them and the URL will post fine.
Anyway, that version of the explanation helps me remember the solution.

Posted by: m at December 24, 2019 06:10 AM (oGFm1)

726 Morning!
Reading the above on how cars spy on you, my 2016 SUV with all the electronic stuff and screen and ... had the battery go bad a year into ownership.
You would think that it would be able to give a message on the screen, the dash, an idiot light that it was going bad?
Nope, the car just acts strangely and the electronics go out and the come back on while driving.
Wife couldn't figure out what the heck was going on. Reading the owners manual gave no info.
I went our to start it the next day, battery was dead.
Yeah, charge me 1000 bucks for the super duper all knowing electronicical computer in my car. I love it!

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2019 06:10 AM (vd8XM)

727 "Frankly, Mr. Ward caused his own death."

Fuck you, you ignorant thugs. Frankly.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at December 24, 2019 06:11 AM (H8QX8)

728 JJ is posting NOOD already!

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2019 06:13 AM (vd8XM)

729 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 24, 2019 06:14 AM (u82oZ)

730 My truck gave the warning for weeks though I didn't pay attention to it low battery power warning, it was my alternator that was the problem. I will sit and listen to the radio at lunch without starting the truck and thought that was the cause.

Posted by: Skip at December 24, 2019 06:16 AM (ZCEU2)

731 Morning all

Chestnuts roasting on a open fire

Posted by: Ben Had at December 24, 2019 06:21 AM (2TTOn)

732 +JJ up

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2019 06:23 AM (mpXpK)

733 Daily Caller website link freezes up computer. Unusable platform.

Posted by: torabora at December 24, 2019 08:04 AM (Y274z)

734 The impending death of ham radio as reported in the link is bullshit. It started a couple of months ago (before wildfire season in Cali) when a bootleg ham repeater operator was discovered in a state-owned radio tower site and was given the option of moving or paying commercial rent on the space he was taking up.

Unfortunately the letter he was sent by a bureaucrat used inartful language and K6UDA (the Buzzfeed of the ham world) made a video on Youtube that was full of misrepresentations, and announced that CA wanted to 'fire' ham operators from emergency service.

What he DIDN'T mention is that ALL of the repeater operators (at least, the ones who don't have, you know ... permission ... to use the sites) can have those fees waived by documenting they have a bona fide relationship with an official emergency communications organization.

Posted by: The Packetman at December 24, 2019 08:07 AM (G+vPL)

735 Someone tell JJ comments are not working

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 24, 2019 09:00 AM (CjFDo)

736 MALMEDY and ST VITH were not "small outlying villages" of Bastogne.

There was a whole big World War Two other than the one conquered-up by Everybody's Favo-Rite Division.

Who the hell writes this shit, "Mile-Niles"?

You can go straight to Christmas Hell, butthole. Jesus Christ Almighty.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 24, 2019 09:08 AM (oRpiG)

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