Saturday Overnight Open Thread (2/22/20)

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The Saturday Night Joke

The Class Reunion

A widower and a widow attend their 60th class reunion, and a spark is rekindled. They have a lovely evening as a long ago spark is rekindled.

At the end of the night the widower asks "Dear lady, will you marry me?"

"Yes, yes I will!" she says enthusiastically.

The next morning the widower wakes up troubled. He can't quite remember if she said "Yes!" or "NO!"

Confused, he decides to call her to confirm what happened and he asks "Last night, did you say yes or no to marrying me?"

She replies "Oh I said yes! And I am so glad you called because I couldn't remember who asked me!"

H/T Hrothgar

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If you are a literal tree hugger. Be careful.

This Tree Is So Toxic, You Can't Even Stand Under It When It Rains
SIGNE DEAN21 FEB 2020
In 1999, radiologist Nicola Strickland went on a holiday to the Caribbean island of Tobago, a tropical paradise complete with idyllic, deserted beaches.

On her first morning there, she went foraging for shells and corals in the white sand, but the holiday quickly took a turn for the worse.


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Great news for you beer drinking Morons.

A DAILY tipple nearly doubles a man’s hope of hitting 90, a study says.

Those on half a pint of beer a day are 81 per cent more likely than teetotallers to reach a tenth decade.

Women who drink similar amounts increase by a third their chance of reaching that landmark.

Even blokes who consumed three nips of whisky or two pints daily — double the recommended NHS maximum — are two-thirds more likely to live to that ripe age when compared to abstainers.


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The world was saddened recently when Rush's drummer and lyricist, Neil Peart, passed away from brain cancer. What a fantastic and touching tribute. H/T Legally Sufficient


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Now that's a boat!!! And quite the Skipper. H/T Hrothgar

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Is he guilty of Valu-Rite lunch or Keto Diet?

A former American Airlines pilot says that a popular Keto diet is to blame for his “unfair” termination after he was unable to pass a breathalyzer test.

Andre Riley maintains his innocence, claiming that he “wasn’t drinking” but that a change in diet was responsible for the allegedly false negative. He had been with the airline since 2012 and was fired last year after the test was administered following a Las Vegas-to-Charlotte flight.

“I don’t want to be punished and take consequences for something that I didn’t do. That’s like admitting to a crime or going to jail even though I didn’t do it,” he said in an interview with Fox 13.

He is fighting the Department of Transportation and American Airlines, demanding his job back, but it may take a whole lot of time and effort.

“Once they forward it to the Department of Transportation you’re basically banned from being a flight attendant,” he said.


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I guess I wish I would have seen this article before my daughter was married this summer. The importance of dancing like an idiot.

One of the strangest but also most intriguing and redemptive things that humans get up to, in almost any culture one cares to study, is occasionally to gather in large groups, bathe in the rhythmic sounds of drums and flutes, organs and guitars, chants and cries, and move their arms and legs about in complicated and frenzied ways, losing themselves in the bewilderment of a dance. Dancing has a claim to be considered among the most essential and salutary activities we ever partake in. Not for nothing did Nietzsche, a painfully inhibited figure in day to day life, declare ‘I would believe only in a God who could dance’ (a comment that stands beside his equally apodictic pronouncement: ‘Without music, life would be a mistake.’

But dancing is at the same time an activity that many of us, arguably those of us who might most need to do it, are powerfully inclined to resist and deep down to fear. We stand on the side of the dance floor appalled at the possibility of being called to join in, we attempt to make our excuses the moment the music begins, we take pains that no one will ever, ever see our hips unite with a beat.


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MATERIAL WORLD - Why the Restoration Hardware Catalog Won’t Die - The surprising persistence of the mail-order business


When you enter the RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) megastore in New York City’s Meatpacking District, you might think it’s a place to buy furniture. Technically it is, with tens of thousands of square feet filled with dining-room sets and king-size beds and couches, upholstered in shades of gray and beige and beiger, and accessorized with plush rugs and metal-armed lamps. Or maybe you’ll mistake it for a hotel lobby, with its high ceilings, ample seating, and smiling concierge.

When you enter the RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) megastore in New York City’s Meatpacking District, you might think it’s a place to buy furniture. Technically it is, with tens of thousands of square feet filled with dining-room sets and king-size beds and couches, upholstered in shades of gray and beige and beiger, and accessorized with plush rugs and metal-armed lamps. Or maybe you’ll mistake it for a hotel lobby, with its high ceilings, ample seating, and smiling concierge.

But on either side of the store’s broad central path, you’ll see its true spiritual, if not practical, purpose: as a temple to the high-end furniture chain’s infamous “source books.” On twin circular tables large enough for an extended family’s Thanksgiving dinner (yours for $7,995 each), eight different editions sit in neat stacks and offer inspiration tailored to ski chalets, beach getaways, or nurseries for rich babies, depending on the tome. Bathed in golden light from enormous $12,000 chandeliers, the gods of direct-mail marketing beckon enticingly from their “carbonized split bamboo” altars.

The biggest of RH’s 2019 catalogs was 730 glossy pages—from a few feet away, you might think it’s the September issue of Vogue. The company would not reveal how much it spends on the lavish compendiums, but in 2012, an industry expert estimated that they would require a multimillion-dollar budget, with each individual book costing as much as $3 to print and ship—a figure that doesn’t include the tab for photography or page design. RH’s catalogs, and its price points, were similar to Pottery Barn’s and Crate & Barrel’s until the late aughts, when the source books and opulently appointed stores began to be introduced. Both are part of what longtime Chairman and CEO Gary Friedman has described as a strategy to project abundance and turn the heads of wealthy customers; apparently, it’s worked. In 2001, the company was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. While there have been bumps along the way, RH’s sales since then have increased dramatically, and in December its stock price hit an all-time high.

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Do you like to sing along to music? Don't always know the lyrics? Spotify is about to change that.

Spotify is finally giving you the tools to sing along without embarrassing yourself — or mumbling while you pretend you know the lyrics.

The streaming service is in the process of rolling out a new feature that displays the lyrics of a song as it plays, sort of like karaoke but without the drowned out vocals. There’s one catch, though: it appears that so far the functionality is only available to a limited number of users, according to AndroidPolice.


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Midwesterners.................



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The ONT Musical Interlude



On this day: 22 Feb 1989
A category for Heavy Metal was included at the Grammy Awards for the first time. Metallica performed on stage, but the award went to Jethro Tull. Many audience members booed. Meanwhile, Bobby McFerrin won Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for 'Don't Worry, Be Happy', Tracy Chapman is named Best New Artist and Tina Turner won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for 'Tina Live in Europe'. via thisdayinmusic.com

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On this day: 22 Feb 2016
American country music singer and songwriter Sonny James, best known for his 1957 hit, 'Young Love' died in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 87. Dubbed the Southern Gentleman, James had 72 country and pop chart hits from 1953 to 1983, including 23 No.1 Country hits. via thisdayincountry


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If he thought he was sober I would hate to see him when he's drunk. Our celebrating Genius Award Winner.

FEBRUARY 21--An Arizona man arrested for allegedly stealing a motorcycle from a Kawasaki dealership told police he was “celebrating 4 months of sobriety and decided he wanted” a chopper, according to court records.

Investigators say that Jackson Hanley, 29, was actually intoxicated when he walked into a Mesa dealership earlier this month and “grabbed a Kawasaki motorcycle and began pushing it down the street.”

Hanley, who rode his bicycle to Kelly’s Kawasaki, had his theft bid thwarted when a customer alerted an employee that a crime was in progress. Police were then summoned and Hanley was located about a mile away. “The defendant,” a cop noted, was found “resting on a fence with the bike slightly tipped over but still upright.”


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Comments

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1 And now for something completely different...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

2 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (JFzNN)

3 Hot blooded

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (HuH1F)

4 Nice

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (tT0V4)

5 ...a man with three buttocks!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

6 Check it and see

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:00 PM (HuH1F)

7 I've got a fever of 103 (point seven.)

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (HuH1F)

8 I'll tell you what won't happen.


Bloomberg funding Bernie in a GE.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (45Em2)

9 {{{{{Horde}}}}}

So......barky is endorsing fauxhontas?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (/UQ/R)

10
Breathes there the man with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my
OVERNIGHT THREAD YAAAAY
?

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:02 PM (Isn+8)

11 Hiya, I can be packed & ready in half an hour!

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:02 PM (xUVVX)

12 Been listening to a lot of Rush on youtube recently.


I forgot how good a drummer Peart was.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:03 PM (tT0V4)

13 11 Hiya, I can be packed & ready in half an hour!
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:02 PM (xUVVX)


Where we going?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:03 PM (aA3+G)

14 I got yer midwest nice...

Posted by: A lotta nerve at February 22, 2020 10:04 PM (JdcHc)

15 Evening all.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:05 PM (Y4EXg)

16 My daughter-in-law is a Nevada delegate for Bernie.

I am so proud.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:05 PM (xUVVX)

17 Evening Tony

Posted by: wing at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (JFzNN)

18 The convention is gonna be LIT!!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (tT0V4)

19 I will fetch the others.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (Ewo9R)

20 category for Heavy Metal was included at the Grammy Awards for the first time. Metallica performed on stage, but the award went to Jethro Tull.

You suck.

Posted by: Cannibal Corpse at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (ykYG2)

21 [I was going to sock Slayer, but even Slayer admit that 1989 wasn't their year either]

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 10:06 PM (ykYG2)

22 Lmao


Jethro ain't metal.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 10:07 PM (45Em2)

23 Love that photo/poster up top, Mis Hum. And the tune behind it.

One can dance like an idiot at the MoMes, correct? All is not lost!

Pray for our President and valiant warriors.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:08 PM (WFcrO)

24 ONT Hot 25?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at February 22, 2020 10:08 PM (7WaWV)

25 Chris Mathews shares his thoughts on tonight.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/359166/

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:08 PM (tT0V4)

26 Wow. More comment than you can shake a flamennwerfer at.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:08 PM (XVuno)

27 A pleasant evening to all Hordemates.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (TGayj)

28 "One can dance like an idiot at the MoMes, correct? "

Honestly?


It's kinda expected.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (tT0V4)

29 Or content.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (XVuno)

30 LS......you get the best stuff!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 10:10 PM (/UQ/R)

31 Yeah, content.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:10 PM (XVuno)

32 Hopefully that was a joke I missed.

Posted by: Ha at February 22, 2020 10:10 PM (45Em2)

33 A widower and a widow attend their 60th class reunion

That's not funny!

Wait... what's not funny?



My 50th HS reunion coming up this year. Those of us who are left. Kinda hate to think about going. Probably gonna be a bunch old folks. Except Steve. He never ages. A little gray at the temples, at the 40th, but otherwise looked just like he did in HS. (Don't want to see the portrait in the attic!)

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:11 PM (Isn+8)

34 Let that fire burn down a little bit, and then I will go get the marshmallows.


Everyone have their stick?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:11 PM (sy5kK)

35 Nobody played metal flute like Ian Anderson.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:11 PM (XVuno)

36 I'm trying to remember if Fields Of The Nephilim has anything good in 1988. but they're probably not metal.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (ykYG2)

37 Pro tip:

If you curse at an automated call screener long enough and violently enough, it puts you through to a real person that actually can help you with your complex problem!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (BiNEL)

38 funny joke

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (G546f)

39 " Nobody played metal flute like Ian Anderson."

Hey, I can pla.....


Oh, metal flute.


Never mind

Posted by: Mayor Pete at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (tT0V4)

40 When I was young, that boat pulling the giant tube and flipping everyone out would have been something I would have done and thought hilarious. Of course, even when I was younger, I would have known to tow out past the breakers at a snail's pace.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (MmFTx)

41 37 Pro tip:

If you curse at an automated call screener long enough and violently enough, it puts you through to a real person that actually can help you with your complex problem!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (BiNEL)


I learned something new.
I get to go home now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (aA3+G)

42 That was a funny joke, MisHum.
I can relate. I am always thinking about the hereafter. Every time I walk into a room, I think, "What am I here after?"

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (xUVVX)

43 My new favorite phrase is "We got pheasant for days".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

44 I'm visiting the Bay Area right now. I'm staying on the south side, but took a drive up to visit the USS Hornet Museum today. Gorgeous ship. Big, but it still felt a bit cramped with the narrow halls and "stairs", which were more like ladders with thin hand-rails.
On another note, I'm pleased to report that I never had to ask for a straw. ^_^

Posted by: junior at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (eo+0+)

45 7 I've got a fever of 103 (point seven.)
Posted by: Charles the Simple

that's not good

you take an anti pyretic for it?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (G546f)

46 Hello, Horde!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (X7cnY)

47 16 My daughter-in-law is a Nevada delegate for Bernie.

I am so proud.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:05 PM (xUVVX)


As proud as Spielberg when his daughter told the world last week that she is doing pron?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (sy5kK)

48 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (LaaND)

49 As said many times before


Election 2020:

[ ] Socialism

[ ] Not Socialism


Pick only one.

(we need tee shirts)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (tT0V4)

50 Love that Midwestern Nice. What a scream!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (WFcrO)

51 A DAILY tipple nearly doubles a man’s hope of hitting 90, a study says.

They've managed to prove once again sick people, who are less likely to make it to 90, don't drink very much.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (wGeit)

52 Spotify is finally giving you the tools to sing along without embarrassing yourself -- or mumbling while you pretend you know the lyrics.

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Shazam already scrolls lyrics as you listen.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (XVuno)

53 7 I've got a fever of 103 (point seven.)
Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:01 PM (HuH1F)


Did you go to either China, or a Foreigner concert recently?


And, did you get a t-shirt?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:15 PM (sy5kK)

54 37 Pro tip:
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (BiNEL)

Or, you could patiently say "Customer Service Representative" at each prompt.

Keeps your blood pressure down to a manageable level.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:15 PM (xUVVX)

55 Politician: "Don't tell my mom what I do. She thinks I play the piano in a whorehouse."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (Ewo9R)

56 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:13 PM (aA3+G)

Always glad to help, boss!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

57 Top 60? Hey, y'all!

Posted by: Boomer Redneque. Deplorable. Bitter. Clinging. MAGAbilly. Trump 2020! Because FUCK YOU again at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (KXHve)

58 Run away with who, exactly? And where?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (NWiLs)

59 "As proud as Spielberg when his daughter told the world last week that she is doing pron? "

She's only doing Solo Sex.

Lot's of folk do that.
Even without a camera watching.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (tT0V4)

60 I've got a fever of 103
Posted by: Charles the Simple 


Hot blooded?

Posted by: Foreigner at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (45Em2)

61 As proud as Spielberg when his daughter told the world last week that she is doing pron?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:14 PM (sy5kK)

I think Spielberg has more to crow about. He might get more than one grandchild out of the deal.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (xUVVX)

62 My 50th HS reunion coming up this year. Those of us who are left. Kinda hate to think about going. Probably gonna be a bunch old folks. Except Steve. He never ages. A little gray at the temples, at the 40th, but otherwise looked just like he did in HS. (Don't want to see the portrait in the attic!)
Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:11 PM (Isn+


Facebook has taken much of the fun out of reunions. I know how everyone has aged from high school. I know what they do (or did) for a living, whether or not they had children...

The reunion seems kind of pointless.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (wGeit)

63 28 "One can dance like an idiot at the MoMes, correct? "

Honestly?


It's kinda expected.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (tT0V4)


Until you do, they won't let you leave.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (sy5kK)

64 Every time I walk into a room, I think, "What am I here after?"


Walking out of the room and walking back in is the IT unplug/plug back in for your brain.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (MmFTx)

65 I've got a fever of 103
Posted by: Charles the Simple


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Do you do more than dance?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (XVuno)

66 > My new favorite phrase is "We got pheasant for days".

Ah, but can you say "Pheasant pluckers pluck pheasants" five times, really fast?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (Ewo9R)

67 63 28 "One can dance like an idiot at the MoMes, correct? "

Honestly?


It's kinda expected.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:09 PM (tT0V4)


Until you do, they won't let you leave.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:17 PM (sy5kK)


Watch out Virginia.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

68 Keeps your blood pressure down to a manageable level.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:15 PM (xUVVX)

My way is far more cathartic!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (BiNEL)

69 Hey wing, Teresa.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (Y4EXg)

70 foreigner blows the chunks all other bands already blew.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

71 {{{{WDS!!!!}}}}

How you doing, girl? Thanks for the compliment. I'm darn lucky to come across neat stuff. And I like to share!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (WFcrO)

72 Watch out Virginia.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)


Who's Virginia?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

73 Dude probably isn't lying.

You can use a cheap breathalyzer to check whether or not you are in ketosis.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (MMC4G)

74 The Safety Dance is still my favorite silly group dance. It was a hit when I was a freshman in college and I have never outgrown it.

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (oW/8k)

75 So it turns out that Chris Mathews is really a Never-Bernier.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:19 PM (tT0V4)

76 Vtmom- Is that medicalese for Elijah Craig? If so, the answer's yes.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:19 PM (HuH1F)

77 75 So it turns out that Chris Mathews is really a Never-Bernier.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:19 PM (tT0V4)

-------

In France, a Nev-air Bear-nyay

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:19 PM (XVuno)

78 So it turns out that Chris Mathews is really a Never-Bernier.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:19 PM (tT0V4)

The thrill up his leg is gone.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:20 PM (xUVVX)

79 54 37 Pro tip:
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:12 PM (BiNEL)

Or, you could patiently say "Customer Service Representative" at each prompt.

Keeps your blood pressure down to a manageable level.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:15 PM (xUVVX)


Used to be some kind of web startup that would call the company you want to reach for you, and then navigate the phone tree until they reached a human, at which point they would call you. I have no idea if they're still around.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:20 PM (wGeit)

80 Ok horde, for ONE DAY ONLY! I will be a dim for the Washington primary. Really want to stick them with Bernie, but open to suggestions.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:20 PM (2ygtH)

81 I've somehow become the angel of death for my HS class. Classmates let me know of fellow passings and I have a monster email list I push the announcement out.

We've had three deaths in the last month.

We have grown old.

Is there some statistical evidence that if you make it to your late 60s there is a dropoff in death rate until late 70s/early 80s?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (Y4EXg)

82 70 foreigner blows the chunks all other bands already blew.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

^^^^THIS^^^^

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

83 76 Vtmom- Is that medicalese for Elijah Craig? If so, the answer's yes.
Posted by: Charles the Simple

No, bourbon would be an antiseptic

I meant an aspirin or similar
is it the flu?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (G546f)

84 Run away with who, exactly? And where?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (NWiLs)
* * * *

Does it matter? Okay, okay.... just imagine the best possible possibility. How's that?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (WFcrO)

85 Some rat in the swamp

Biden.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (u82oZ)

86 ...we take pains that no one will ever, ever see our hips unite with a beat.

Um, well, no, you see that hips not uniting with a beat thing is not overcome because I get up and gyrate.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:22 PM (Isn+8)

87 72 Watch out Virginia.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

Who's Virginia?
Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (t+qrx)


a young-to-middle aged Elizabeth Taylor.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:22 PM (sy5kK)

88
A DAILY tipple...

Somehow I read that as doing doubles every day triples the chance of a man hitting 90. I'm thinking does this apply to drinking or golf?
Or both!?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2020 10:22 PM (TGayj)

89 Is there some statistical evidence that if you make it to your late 60s there is a dropoff in death rate until late 70s/early 80s?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (Y4EXg)


I have heard once you reach your 80s there's a 50/50 chance you won't make it to your next birthday. So roughly one in a thousand will make it to ninety.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:22 PM (wGeit)

90 Left coast dawg= "I went to Wuhan and all I got is this lousy coronavirus."

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (HuH1F)

91
Folks being towed hitting wave - could watch that over and over. Just perfect.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (Isn+8)

92 I am a male Person of Pallor.


I dance like a male Person of Pallor.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (tT0V4)

93 I'm not afraid of looking like an idiot in public - I know I will

I'm afraid of everyone else judging me for looking like an idiot

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (G546f)

94 thanks, mishum.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (KP5rU)

95 How much money will Bloomberg spend until he gives up?

I'm sure tired of his non-stop commercials.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (xUVVX)

96 84 Run away with who, exactly? And where?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:16 PM (NWiLs)
* * * *

Does it matter? Okay, okay.... just imagine the best possible possibility. How's that?
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:21 PM (WFcrO)

Oh it definitely matters.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (NWiLs)

97 Does the telephone etiquette carry over to texts? My friend sent me pictures of a politician who looks similar to Nancy Pelosi, so i asked her why she texted me photos of that horrid woman.

Turns out it was Nita Lowey, a dem from New York who was politicking in Laredo, Tx. Why the hell is she in Laredo? Why is she pressing flesh and kissing babies there? And why did my dumbass friend grab her for a picture?

I'm genuinely dumbfounded.

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (mFoNl)

98 I read that as a daily Throuple.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (tT0V4)

99 The reunion seems kind of pointless.
Posted by: Ace's liver

---

Oh, not at all! Don't you just love being in a small group watching your classmates, with their spouses at their sides, nervously wondering if the gal standing next to them is gonna accidentally rat them out concerning some sketchy behavior back in the early 70s?

I live for that!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (Y4EXg)

100 Dance like an idiot at MoMe's? Hot damm. Do not bring the good booze as I will scarf it before commencing to get down.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (tAuzy)

101 I think I'll celebrate my sobriety by heading over to the Subaru dealership. *hic*

Posted by: Wine Mom at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (EgshT)

102 If the enemy nominee is Bloomberg, I hope Trump says (at one point) "Don't get short with me."

It's funny because I've been drinking too much.

Love you all, seriously, but not dangerously. Still very serious.

See you tomorrow, maybe.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (l9m7l)

103 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:25 PM (TdMsT)

104 As soon as the MSM realizes that Sanders' nomination is inevitable, they will stop pouring sewage on his head, & pronounce him the greatest statesman, & savior of the nation, since Abraham Lincoln.

Just watch. He's about to get an MSM 180-degree makeover.

Posted by: mnw at February 22, 2020 10:25 PM (Cssks)

105 And vmom- yes I took aspiring and I'm currently down to 102.4. Lauren the Gentle had this last night, whatever it is, and she's pretty good today. I hope I am tomorrow.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:25 PM (HuH1F)

106 Oh, not at all! Don't you just love being in a small group watching your classmates, with their spouses at their sides, nervously wondering if the gal standing next to them is gonna accidentally rat them out concerning some sketchy behavior back in the early 70s?

I live for that!
Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (Y4EXg)

Haven't been to a single class reunion.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:25 PM (NWiLs)

107 90 Left coast dawg= "I went to Wuhan and all I got is this lousy coronavirus."
Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (HuH1F)


CtS, that makes you a trend setter!

One step away from an authentic internet Influencer!

Can you smell the big bucks around the corner?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (sy5kK)

108 80 Ok horde, for ONE DAY ONLY! I will be a dim for the Washington primary. Really want to stick them with Bernie, but open to suggestions.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:20 PM (2ygtH)

Mail ballot last day. If Bernie is close or over to clinching a majority, vote next closest. If he's not, vote Bernie.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (1CjJc)

109 I would really love to go to a MoMe. But I have a crippling fear of crowds.

So, if someone wants to have a MoMe in a fallout shelter, I am in.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (l9m7l)

110 Hi Ladyl!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

111 Howdy all. I'm excited as I have two days off in a row, seldom happens. Hope AOP has a safe drive home.
And hey there WDS hope all is going well for your Colorado Mo mee. Can't make it this year but maybe when I retire.
Has anyone heard from slap lately? I emailed him yesterday but no response.

Posted by: Farmer at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (y5qNj)

112 Ladyl!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (Y4EXg)

113 Hi LadyL, Hi Insom.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (l9m7l)

114 12 Been listening to a lot of Rush on youtube recently.


I forgot how good a drummer Peart was.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice



I've been going over my Rush collection and listening them. Alex Lifeson has always been underrated as a guitarist. "Time Stand Still" is a beautiful song.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (O62M1)

115 95 How much money will Bloomberg spend until he gives up?

I'm sure tired of his non-stop commercials.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (xUVVX)


I think the idea is he wins if he can keep someone else from running away with it and get to a brokered convention. Money talks in those back rooms.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (wGeit)

116 Turns out it was Nita Lowey, a dem from New York who was politicking in Laredo, Tx. Why the hell is she in Laredo? Why is she pressing flesh and kissing babies there? And why did my dumbass friend grab her for a picture?

I'm genuinely dumbfounded.
Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (mFoNl)
* * * *

Great questions. Why the holy hell would anyone go to Laredo? Been there, did that. Somehow survived.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (WFcrO)

117 NaCly Dog

Also a good choice, I just think the old commie and his tarded followers would be comedy gold.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (2ygtH)

118 Haven't been to a single class reunion.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:25 PM (NWiLs)

Me either, the people I wanted to keep in contact with, I have, the rest I don't care.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (Rz2Nc)

119 106: me either insom, why should i pay money to fucking stand around with assholes i never had anything to do with? makes no sense.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (KP5rU)

120 So, if someone wants to have a MoMe in a fallout shelter, I am in.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:26 PM (l9m7l)


Anywhere you happen to be is a fallout shelter, if you carry around one of those Civil Defense signs. That's my philosophy. Says so right there on the sign.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (t+qrx)

121
Turns out it was Nita Lowey, a dem from New York who was politicking in Laredo, Tx. Why the hell is she in Laredo? Why is she pressing flesh and kissing babies there?

Posted by: Moki

=======

I can't speak for your dumbass friend, but that's mildly interesting. Nita Lowey is the Rep that Chelsea Clinton would hypothetically replace.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (G51Gf)

122 How much money will Bloomberg spend until he gives up?



I'm sure tired of his non-stop commercials.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:23 PM (xUVVX)


I have not yet begun to Jeb!

Posted by: Lil' Mikey at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (2N7oZ)

123 100 Dance like an idiot at MoMe's? Hot damm. Do not bring the good booze as I will scarf it before commencing to get down.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (tAuzy)



Whadda mean, Valu-Rite isn't top shelf liquor?

Posted by: every Moron at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (sy5kK)

124 " I would really love to go to a MoMe. But I have a crippling fear of crowds.

So, if someone wants to have a MoMe in a fallout shelter, I am in."

It's not a crowd

And it's not some sort of political rally.

It's an evening with friends.

And the room has corners.

With chairs.

And potted ferns to hide behind.

No need for fear.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:29 PM (tT0V4)

125 Hi TonyPete!

Insom!

Beckoning Chasm!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:29 PM (TdMsT)

126 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/vu8lawa

https://tinyurl.com/ruo5mgz

https://tinyurl.com/v4rz84z

https://tinyurl.com/rwpc7bs

https://tinyurl.com/wg8hlmq

https://tinyurl.com/rxzjyve

Posted by: kbdabear at February 22, 2020 10:29 PM (qAR6u)

127 119 106: me either insom, why should i pay money to fucking stand around with assholes i never had anything to do with? makes no sense.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (KP5rU)


My 30th took place in the gym. For that they charged $150. Eh... no.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (wGeit)

128 When it comes to booze there are no standards after the 3rd glass.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (tAuzy)

129 Docking the cruise liner: bow thrusters.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (SqnIg)

130 I would really love to go to a MoMe. But I have a crippling fear of crowds.

Come to the Texas one in Oct., you'll have 600 acres to accommodate your fears
until you realize that Morons don't bite or judge.

Posted by: Panhandler at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (S/rwf)

131
I can't speak for your dumbass friend, but that's mildly interesting. Nita Lowey is the Rep that Chelsea Clinton would hypothetically replace.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


That is interesting. Hmmmm.

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (mFoNl)

132 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:27 PM (l9m7l)

Hey BC!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:31 PM (NWiLs)

133 feel better, Charles the Simple

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:31 PM (G546f)

134 Dance like an idiot at MoMe's? Hot damm. Do not bring the good booze as I will scarf it before commencing to get down.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (tAuzy)


NZ Frank can teach male Morons how to do the haka (Maori war dance). Here's a video of ANZAC soldiers, sailors, and airmen performing the haka at the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres:

https://tinyurl.com/r9vkzod

It would be one way to put the fear of God in Blackface Northam.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 22, 2020 10:31 PM (pPNCa)

135 Hi LadyL!

VIA - it's not really crowds. It's not really friends. It's not about levels of comfort.

It's me.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:31 PM (l9m7l)

136
So it turns out that Chris Mathews is really a Never-Bernier.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

=======

Bigly. And Matt Taibbi is a Never-Chrisser.

There really isn't enough popcorn for this hot Establishment-on-Socialist action on the Dem side.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (G51Gf)

137 The reunion seems kind of pointless.
Posted by: Ace's liver


Well, I don't do social media, and I don't have any contact with folks between reunions, so it's always a surprise for me. (Have to cross back over an otherwise heavily burnt bridge just to do that, but I do.)

Plus, there's good booze. My classmates have had that right. At least, there was in the past. Maybe this year it will all be Boost and Geritol and Metamucil. (Searches for hip flask, just to be on the safe side.)

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (Isn+8)

138 119 106: me either insom, why should i pay money to fucking stand around with assholes i never had anything to do with? makes no sense.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (KP5rU)

Right? I can probably count on the fingers of one hand the people from my high school I'd have any interest in finding out about. The rest, meh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

139 135 Hi LadyL!

VIA - it's not really crowds. It's not really friends. It's not about levels of comfort.

It's me.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm

---

BC, just imagine us all with no pants on.


Wait a minute, bad example.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (Y4EXg)

140 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (XzT/D)

141 " It's not about levels of comfort.

It's me. "

If there is anything we can do to help, let us know.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (tT0V4)

142 Hey Insomniac! How about one of those awkward male hugs!

--Hug--

Then we step back and talk about man things! Like, um those sports things!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (l9m7l)

143 feel better, Charles the Simple
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:31 PM (G546f)
* * * *

Ditto!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (WFcrO)

144 Will there be music at the NoVamome?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (QzF6i)

145 No need for fear.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:29 PM (tT0V4)


VIA--you have no idea how kind the folks are at the Momes. And if you have an anxiety issue, someone will stay by your side to make sure you are doing okay and having a nice time.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

146 Phillip Haney didn't kill himself.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (oVJmc)

147 Hey Insomniac! How about one of those awkward male hugs!

--Hug--

Then we step back and talk about man things! Like, um those sports things!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (l9m7l)

----------

Take it outside, boys.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (XVuno)

148 Anyone who is lucky enough to go to the MoMe in Tx, please get on Insom's dance card. He's lovely to dance with.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (PkVlr)

149
I can't speak for your dumbass friend, but that's mildly interesting. Nita Lowey is the Rep that Chelsea Clinton would hypothetically replace.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (G51Gf)

sitting far away from New York, I thought that Chelsea was just going to be ordained one of the two Dem Senators, Gillibrand or Schumer, when one retired.

Chelsea has to be given an intermediate position as House member first?



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (sy5kK)

150 People don't run away unless they got some place to go.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (xUVVX)

151 Anyone who is lucky enough to go to the MoMe in Tx, please get on Insom's dance card. He's lovely to dance with.
Posted by: nurse ratched

---

Alright, I'm game but who leads?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (Y4EXg)

152 Anyone who is lucky enough to go to the MoMe in Tx, please get on Insom's dance card. He's lovely to dance with.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (PkVlr)

-------

I'll wear my steel-toed boots.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (XVuno)

153 144 Will there be music at the NoVamome?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) a

We can ask bluebell and weasel to sing, but remember he shoots and she shivs.

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (mFoNl)

154 142 Hey Insomniac! How about one of those awkward male hugs!

--Hug--

Then we step back and talk about man things! Like, um those sports things!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (l9m7l)

Uh, yeah, so how 'bout that, uh, sportsball team?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (NWiLs)

155 Docking the cruise liner: bow thrusters.

Meh. I just order French and Goldberg to man the oars. Ahoy!

Posted by: Little Admiral Kristol at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (EgshT)

156 Keeping people's ages in perspective is tricky.
One of my mom's docs in her last illness was a guy I hadn't seen since Jr. High.
Couldn't shake the visual of her being cared for by a 14 yr.old in chinos and a Madras shirt.

Then, I realized if I was old enough to be a grandmother, he was old enough to be a pulmonologist.

Posted by: Sal at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (bo8pf)

157
I read that as a daily Throuple.





Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:24 PM (tT0V4)


Daily? Even Secretariat got time off.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (5v5Zx)

158 It's only a hug. Dont judge, besides it only gay if you push back.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (tAuzy)

159 Walking out of the room and walking back in is the IT unplug/plug back in for your brain.
Posted by: no good deed


In that vein (graphic c/o PoliNation blog):
https://polination.files.wordpress.com/
2020/02/2020-reboot.jpg

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (Isn+8)

160 We can ask bluebell and weasel to sing, but remember he shoots and she shivs.
++++++I don't think you can dance to that.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (QzF6i)

161 138 119 106: me either insom, why should i pay money to fucking stand around with assholes i never had anything to do with? makes no sense.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:28 PM (KP5rU)

Right? I can probably count on the fingers of one hand the people from my high school I'd have any interest in finding out about. The rest, meh.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)


I went to my 10th high as a kite that was fun
Told a bunch of people to KMA

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (aA3+G)

162 @141 - thank you, VIA, it's hard to explain. Especially after some beers. And--

Sorry, too many beers, maybe at some point, I can try to explain--

But yea, lots of beers, too many infact.

Again, thank you.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (l9m7l)

163 Insom--can I have dance number 26?

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

164 I think you might have to do a B.A. Baracus to get BC to a MoMe.

Somebody just jam a needle of sedative in him and let him wake up 6 hours later at the MoMe.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (MMC4G)

165 Plus, there's good booze. My classmates have had that right. At least, there was in the past. Maybe this year it will all be Boost and Geritol and Metamucil. (Searches for hip flask, just to be on the safe side.)
Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (Isn+


I can just picture myself standing against the wall, eating to much food, not asking anyone to dance, and thinking "I've grown old without growing up."

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (wGeit)

166 LS....doing fine, thank you for asking and thank you for sharing. Hope you are well

Farmer.....Harry Reid

Hope all is going well for you! Last time I talked to Slap was three weeks ago

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (/UQ/R)

167
sitting far away from New York, I thought that Chelsea was just going to be ordained one of the two Dem Senators, Gillibrand or Schumer, when one retired.

Chelsea has to be given an intermediate position as House member first?



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

=======

It probably depends on which seat is vacated first, or who starts looking vulnerable.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (G51Gf)

168 128 When it comes to booze there are no standards after the 3rd glass.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (tAuzy)


But MoMe's start on the 4th glass.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (sy5kK)

169 Walking out of the room and walking back in is the IT unplug/plug back in for your brain.
Posted by: no good deed

In that vein (graphic c/o PoliNation blog):
https://polination.files.wordpress.com/
2020/02/2020-reboot.jpg
Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (Isn+
* * * *

LOL

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (WFcrO)

170 When you go to high school reunions, do you check out who looks older than you?

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (xUVVX)

171 Hey everybody!

I was out playing poker last night. I think Mike Bloomberg was seated at my no-limit hold'em table.

Why do I think that? Because this short guy, no matter what hand he got or what position he was in, would always do the same thing: grab his chips and say "I raise 1 meeeeelion dollars!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (L2ZTs)

172 148 Anyone who is lucky enough to go to the MoMe in Tx, please get on Insom's dance card. He's lovely to dance with.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:34 PM (PkVlr)

Ain't I, though?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (NWiLs)

173 " but remember he shoots and she shivs."

The only time I really remembered music was during the trampoline jump.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (tT0V4)

174 Nicole Wallace, LOLGFY

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (o1fzk)

175 Chelsea has to be given an intermediate position as House member first?



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

=======

It probably depends on which seat is vacated first, or who starts looking vulnerable.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (G51Gf)


Hellooooooo.

Posted by: AOC at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (wGeit)

176 Winnowed:

Into the Spiderverse was much more clever and fun than I expected from an extra-nerdy animated movie.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (LxTcq)

177 170
When you go to high school reunions, do you check out who looks older than you?

====Absolutely!

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (QzF6i)

178 Chelsea has to be given an intermediate position as House member first?



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

=======

It probably depends on which seat is vacated first, or who starts looking vulnerable.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 22, 2020 10:38 PM (G51Gf)


so, Chuck Schumer's seat, then.

Chuck has been crying and has a sad look in his face for a while now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (sy5kK)

179 163 Insom--can I have dance number 26?
Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

Looks like I'm gonna need a bigger dance card. More like a scroll...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (NWiLs)

180 163
Insom--can I have dance number 26?

Posted by: Ladyl

Just don't let them work up a number 6 dance on ya.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (2ygtH)

181 MisHum, thanks for the ONT.

You've played hold'em poker right? Do you have any nice casinos up in your area of Wisconsin?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

182 We can ask bluebell and weasel to sing, but remember he shoots and she shivs.
Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:35 PM (mFoNl)
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If I start to sing everyone will want to shiv me.

Posted by: bluebell at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (/669Q)

183 A MoMe is just the blog in real person to person time.

it is the best group of people you will ever meet.

NZFrank, I'll be expecting a dance!

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (EvnpL)

184 183 A MoMe is just the blog in real person to person time.

it is the best group of people you will ever meet.

NZFrank, I'll be expecting a dance!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (EvnpL)


Ben Had!!!

Dahlin!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

185 so, Chuck Schumer's seat, then.

Chuck has been crying and has a sad look in his face for a while now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:39 PM (sy5kK)

---------

I'm worried. These are often signs of an impending suicide.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (XVuno)

186 "Dance like there's no one watching.
Because they aren't.
They're looking at their cells."
-frequently cited wisdom at BluebirdOfBitterness.com

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (Isn+8)

187 183 A MoMe is just the blog in real person to person time.

it is the best group of people you will ever meet.

NZFrank, I'll be expecting a dance!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (EvnpL)

Everyone has a lot of pun.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (1CjJc)

188
The only time I really remembered music was during the trampoline jump.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Lol! I missed the trampoline, Mr. Moki has paid enough medical bills this year.

How is the move going?

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (mFoNl)

189 Right? I can probably count on the fingers of one hand the people from my high school I'd have any interest in finding out about. The rest, meh.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

I went to my 10th high as a kite that was fun
Told a bunch of people to KMA
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (aA3+G)
* * * *

I may go next year just so I can laugh at anyone who appears to take themselves seriously. Haven't made one yet so we will see.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (WFcrO)

190 170
When you go to high school reunions, do you check out who looks older than you?

Posted by: ALH



I find I'm checking out the underside of the table I WAS sitting at.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (2ygtH)

191 Arkancide will get Chelsea her seat. They've got it down to a science.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:41 PM (xUVVX)

192 3rd,4th 28th, no one should care. I am a fan of the Bacchus school of thought that booze can bring you closer to the Big Guy. Or the hot chick you would not normally talk to. Tomato, tomato.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:42 PM (tAuzy)

193 If I start to sing everyone will want to shiv me.
Posted by: bluebell at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (/669Q)

Don't know "everyone will want to shiv me." Can you hum a few bars?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:42 PM (NWiLs)

194 Dance like there's no one watching.

Amy Klobuchar tried that once.
Tragically, nine people went blind that evening.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:42 PM (L2ZTs)

195
If I start to sing everyone will want to shiv me.
Posted by: bluebell


Hey gorgeous!!!! How are you???

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (mFoNl)

196 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (XzT/D)


Let me know when ZOD PROLETARIAT gets here...

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (7s3Gx)

197 I can just picture myself standing against the wall, eating to much food, not asking anyone to dance, and thinking "I've grown old without growing up."
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (wGeit)


One of my favorite lines, from a journeyman MLB reliever, was "You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever!"

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (sy5kK)

198 Ben ,sure can we wrassle to see who leads?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (tAuzy)

199 196 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:33 PM (XzT/D)

Let me know when ZOD PROLETARIAT gets here...
Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (7s3Gx)

Soon he must face his mortal enemy: ZOD METRIC

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (NWiLs)

200 Happy Saturday, Horde! Teresa in Ft. Worth, how is your Mom doing? I am way too self-conscious to dance much, I need to be quite inebriated to make a fool of myself. Late at night, when hubby has retired, I'll crank up the tunes and "dancersize".

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (a4EWo)

201 Just watched the concluding episode of "Better Call Saul" and hope Vince Gilligan will do something all new, but in ABQ, and somehow connected.

What a writer. What a visionary storyteller.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (+fPHo)

202 NZFrank, I'll be expecting a dance!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (EvnpL)


Oh, I can't wait to see this.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (t+qrx)

203 I dunno if Italy will even be accepting tourists in 2 weeks when our trip is supposed to happen

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (G546f)

204 I'm afraid of everyone else judging me for looking like an idiot.


I have no room to judge I am about 75% idiot on a good day.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (MmFTx)

205 158 It's only a hug. Dont judge, besides it only gay if you push back.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:36 PM (tAuzy)

Or get a boner.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (NWiLs)

206 ZOD CPAP.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (XzT/D)

207 "How is the move going? "

Just killing time till closing.

We leave for South Carolina in about a week.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (tT0V4)

208 Hey gorgeous!!!! How are you???
Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (mFoNl)
---------

Hello dear girl! I'm doing fine, looking definitely ungorgeous in my fluffy bathrobe and bedroom slippers. About to go to bed.

Posted by: bluebell at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (/669Q)

209 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

I've never set foot in a casino. So I have no idea what games they play

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (aA3+G)

210 Ladyl, I'm asking you to take very special care of Nurse Ratched at the MoMe.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (EvnpL)

211 200 Happy Saturday, Horde! Teresa in Ft. Worth, how is your Mom doing? I am way too self-conscious to dance much, I need to be quite inebriated to make a fool of myself. Late at night, when hubby has retired, I'll crank up the tunes and "dancersize".
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (a4EWo)

You go full spandex and leg warmers?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (NWiLs)

212 74
The Safety Dance is still my favorite silly group dance. It was a hit
when I was a freshman in college and I have never outgrown it.

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 22, 2020 10:18 PM (oW/8k)


https://tinyurl.com/y5gatbhy

Posted by: Goldberry at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (l3+k2)

213 "I have no room to judge I am about 75% idiot on a good day."

Welcome to the club.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (tT0V4)

214 VIA, we will pray your journey is safe!!!

bluebell, I'm sure you rock fluffy slippers!! sweet dreams!!!

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (mFoNl)

215 >>201 Just watched the concluding episode of "Better Call Saul"

Just started watching this.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (XzT/D)

216 So I have no idea what games they play

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (aA3+G)

The rules are simple. You give them your money, and they pretend to like you.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (dLLD6)

217 210 Ladyl, I'm asking you to take very special care of Nurse Ratched at the MoMe.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:45 PM (EvnpL)


I absolutely will.

I promise!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

218 OMG OMG OMG

I'm texting Marine Ratched! He's been incommunicado for the last two weeks.

He sounds good. Thank you for your support, morons.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (PkVlr)

219 Tenacious socks are...um...impressive.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (dLLD6)

220 The rules are simple. You give them your money, and they pretend to like you.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (dLLD6)

So like a fraternity?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (NWiLs)

221 You all are seriously wonderful, and I love you all. I'm signing off now, seriously, because otherwise, I, um, would be like way drunk and all, and--

Sorry, not sure where the downside is (see the bit about being drunk). You folks are the best. You are all wonderful, wonderful folks, and if someone says "NO" just punch them in the gut and blame it on me.

As mentioned, I'd love to go to a MoMe. You folks are the best people I've ever met. And you could tell your great-grand-children--"The most boring person I ever met? There's no contest..." Because it would be me!

As mentioned, love you all, and see you tomorrow.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (l9m7l)

222 "The rules are simple. You give them your money, and they pretend to like you."

Are we back to discussing dating, again.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (tT0V4)

223 CHAVEZ. i have no idea.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (KP5rU)

224 CBD, ding ding ding

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (L2ZTs)

225 hogmartin, don't think I don't remember that you are an excellent dancer.

Do you want to tell NZFank or should we leave that to Weasel?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (EvnpL)

226 Is the TXMoMe in October? If it's not full already, I am putting in that trip as my requested birthday present from my family.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (MmFTx)

227 Hi Bluebell, my dear!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (TdMsT)

228 197 I can just picture myself standing against the wall, eating to much food, not asking anyone to dance, and thinking "I've grown old without growing up."
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 10:37 PM (wGeit)


One of my favorite lines, from a journeyman MLB reliever, was "You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever!"
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:43 PM (sy5kK)

Ha, I told my wife that same thing earlier today

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

229 The rules are simple. You give them your money, and they pretend to like you.


Posted by: Walter Mondale



Yep, easier to just walk in say, "Here's two hundred bucks, comp my drinks and laugh at my jokes."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (2ygtH)

230 Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (PkVlr)

You do know a shout out from the Horde is de rigeur!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (BiNEL)

231 204 I'm afraid of everyone else judging me for looking like an idiot.


I have no room to judge I am about 75% idiot on a good day.
Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:44 PM (MmFTx)


Feerless Leader! What is Your Command?

Posted by: Morons at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (sy5kK)

232 BeckoningChasm: I would really love to go to a MoMe. But I have a crippling fear of crowds.
So, if someone wants to have a MoMe in a fallout shelter, I am in.


Not a fan of crowds m'self. But fallout shelter would make me claustrophobic. I can see how it would limit the crowd size, though.

How about a little room off to the side of the MoMe, where the socially reticent -Chasm, me, and hasn't MP4 said something of the same? -can huddle off to the side, reading AoS on our cells and ignoring everyone, together.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 10:49 PM (Isn+8)

233 I look forward to cutting loose and being immature for a change.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:49 PM (NWiLs)

234 ZOD CPAP.

Euuuwww. Make sure you clean your equipment.

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 10:49 PM (7s3Gx)

235 204 I'm afraid of everyone else judging me for looking like an idiot.


I have no such fear.

It's already well established that I'm an idiot, so I can only improve my standing or, if I drink enough, just confirm what everyone already knew.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 10:50 PM (MMC4G)

236 I'm texting Marine Ratched! He's been incommunicado for the last two weeks.

He sounds good. Thank you for your support, morons.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 10:47 PM (PkVlr)

Send him a picture of some crayons.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:50 PM (NWiLs)

237 hogmartin, don't think I don't remember that you are an excellent dancer.

Do you want to tell NZFank or should we leave that to Weasel?
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (EvnpL)
-----------

Hmmmmm. Fasssssscinating. We shall have to have music at this MoMe.

Posted by: bluebell at February 22, 2020 10:50 PM (/669Q)

238 201 Just watched the concluding episode of "Better Call Saul"

Just started watching this.
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (XzT/D)

--------

Lenny from LaVerne and Shirley has a major role where you're unlikely to recognize him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (XVuno)

239 My son got married on a beach in Mexico. They set up a glass dance floor over the sand and had taped music that my daughter in law put together over speakers. Everyone just got up and danced away. Old people, young people, kids(until bedtime) just rocking to the beat. It is by far the most fun I have ever had at a party. Of course, several glasses of wine added to the experience.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (QzF6i)

240 Alright folk.....



G'night, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (tT0V4)

241 3rd,4th 28th, no one should care. I am a fan of the
Bacchus school of thought that booze can bring you closer to the Big
Guy. Or the hot chick you would not normally talk to. Tomato, tomato.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:42 PM (tAuzy)


Mr Magoo?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (5v5Zx)

242 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

My version, and sadly I cannot source it is
"You have to grow old...

But you don't have to grow up!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (BiNEL)

243
I can't dance. I can't talk. Only thing about me is the way I walk.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (rCwaK)

244 Feerless Leader! What is Your Command?


That's too much pressure. Um, whatever I do, do the opposite or be fruitful and multiply. Whichever of those suit you the best.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (MmFTx)

245 243
I can't dance. I can't talk. Only thing about me is the way I walk.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (rCwaK)

With a limp?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:52 PM (NWiLs)

246 Hmmmm. I am starting to get a little bell begin to ring in my dense noggin. Don't tell me Iike surprises.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 10:52 PM (tAuzy)

247 243
I can't dance. I can't talk. Only thing about me is the way I walk.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (rCwaK)


Oh my gosh--you have the sexiest Southern accent I've ever heard!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

248 I can't dance. I can't talk. Only thing about me is the way I walk.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (rCwaK)


Saturday Night Fever?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (5v5Zx)

249 bluebell, you better start scoping out places for the after party.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (EvnpL)

250 We leave for South Carolina in about a week.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
------

Where in SC?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (xSo9G)

251 372
WTF?
That's the 4th Amy Klobuchar ad I've seen in the last couple of days --- all during basketball games, I think.

In SW VA?
Odd.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (M/9m0)

252 Personally, I didn't like the last episode of season 4 of bcs. Kim realizing Saul is a sociopath as he walks away celebrating his scamming of the appeals board is b.s. That's not the Jimmy we know. Not the one who cared for his domineering, mentally ill, backstabbing brother, or even the one who chased down the young girl rejected by the scholarship committee. He's a grifter, but not a sociopath. Remember how he threw himself under the bus for the old ladies? That's Jimmy.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (87EdW)

253 Sharon, that reminds me:

For anyone who likes to buy avocados, please always check the tag on 'em from now on. If they're from Mexico, DON'T BUY THEM.

The drug cartels have muscled and murdered their way into the avocado biz in Mexico, big time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (L2ZTs)

254 I'm a women's man, no time to talk.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (XVuno)

255 Send him a picture of some crayons.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 10:50 PM (NWiLs)

Do not send the deluxe set of crayons, send the four color basic set because...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (BiNEL)

256 Saturday Night Fever?

Phil Collins

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (MmFTx)

257 Count De Monet: think of one of the most beloved, AND hated, singers of the 1980s. He leads the band that sang that song... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)

258 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2020 10:46 PM (dLLD6)

Cheaper to go to a dog pound

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (aA3+G)

259 Insom, no spandex and legwarmers, just jeans and a sweatshirt or sweater! It is about the only form of exercise that I get right now.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (a4EWo)

260 no good deed, There is no limit for the Tx MoMe. We have 600 acres.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (EvnpL)

261 no good deed beat me to it

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)

262 254 I'm a women's man, no time to talk.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (XVuno)

Staying alive!

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:54 PM (xUVVX)

263 My version, and sadly I cannot source it is
"You have to grow old...

But you don't have to grow up!"
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (BiNEL)
* * * *

I say: with wisdom comes age!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (WFcrO)

264 >> Saturday Night Fever?

No, Phil Collins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGI2d31M7Ns

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (rCwaK)

265 {{{Hrothgar}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

266 I can't dance. I can't talk. Only thing about me is the way I walk.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear



Genesis.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (O62M1)

267 >>Lenny from LaVerne and Shirley has a major role where you're unlikely to recognize him.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (XVuno)

Wife called it. "Who *is* that guy?"

"Lenny."

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (XzT/D)

268 I Can't Dance was actually by Genesis.

But yeah, by 1991 they were basically just Phil Collins & Friends.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)

269
Mr Magoo?
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 10:51 PM (5v5Zx)


Ahh, Magoo, you've done it again!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8GTHXTEvIc

NZFrank, this is one of the top cartoons here in the late 60's - 70's.

Ironically, this is also the last known recording of Ace arriving at a MoMe.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (sy5kK)

270 What a week. Got my Medicare card (effective in June) so I'm officially an old person...and got good news from a blood test (not THAT one, this was for ovarian cancer); another bunch of tests in three months to make certain.
Plus I got to hang out with my older brother today, which is always fun.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (11H2y)

271 bluebell, you better start scoping out places for the after party.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (EvnpL)

And we need an update on how the bail bond fund is doing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (BiNEL)

272 264 >> Saturday Night Fever?

No, Phil Collins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGI2d31M7Ns
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 10:55 PM (rCwaK)

Um, no, it's definitely SNF. I have the CD. I like Disco. It's got a beat and you can dance to it.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 10:57 PM (xUVVX)

273 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 10:57 PM (BiNEL)

274 Phil Collins is an honorary Texan. Not bad for a limey wog.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (5v5Zx)

275 270 What a week. Got my Medicare card (effective in June) so I'm officially an old person...and got good news from a blood test (not THAT one, this was for ovarian cancer); another bunch of tests in three months to make certain.
Plus I got to hang out with my older brother today, which is always fun.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (11H2y)


Sent up a prayer that your test results are excellent.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (TdMsT)

276 Do we bring our preferred libations?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (QzF6i)

277 What a week. Got my Medicare card (effective in June) so I'm officially
an old person...and got good news from a blood test (not THAT one, this
was for ovarian cancer); another bunch of tests in three months to make
certain.

Plus I got to hang out with my older brother today, which is always fun.


Sounds like a great week. But what about that other blood test? Getting married or something?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (xkSJa)

278 Driving the Last Spike and Fading Lights on that Genesis album were very good tunes. I have fond memories from my time in the UK when I play that cd. It came out when I was stationed over there.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (O62M1)

279 All right, it's happening then, Ben Had. I was hoping to be a repatriated Texan, but I will come as a Maryland transplant.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 10:59 PM (MmFTx)

280 >>In SW VA? Odd.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 22, 2020 10:53 PM (M/9m0)

Stray voltage. She's done.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 10:59 PM (XzT/D)

281 Meme at FB of a pic of a cop pulling over a car and talking to the driver:

"Me: It's medicinal
Cop: Sir, first of all, that's a prostitute"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:00 PM (L2ZTs)

282 no good deed, just as long as ya can be here.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 11:00 PM (EvnpL)

283 got good news from a blood test (not THAT one, this was for ovarian cancer); another bunch of tests in three months to make certain.
Plus I got to hang out with my older brother today, which is always fun.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (11H2y)
* * * *

Congrats on not having ovarian cancer!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (WFcrO)

284 Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (11H2y)

I got my Medicare card this past week. I'm looking forward to retirement, too.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (xUVVX)

285 Cop: Sir, first of all, that's a prostitute"

Must have been Gavin Newsome's doctor who wrote the prescription.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (MmFTx)

286 Genesis.
Posted by: Puddleglum

---

Me, I'm just a lawnmower, you can tell by the way I walk.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (Y4EXg)

287 Do we bring our preferred libations?


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (QzF6i)


I read that as librarians Shush me, I've been bad!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (5v5Zx)

288 vivi, prayers for you.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (a4EWo)

289 ALH, this is actually from Saturday Night Fever and it's great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLPdjisny7I

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (L2ZTs)

290 232

I think are a number of us that already agreed to find a corner and look at our shoes if the blog posting rate is too slow to fully occupy us!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (BiNEL)

291 > Why the hell is she in Laredo?

Same reason a Dem does anything. Graft.


1) The weather sucks in New York in February.
2) She has a kid/friend/gigolo in Laredo.
3) Pressing the flesh lets her charge it off her vacation as a "campaign expenditure".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (Ewo9R)

292 >> Um, no, it's definitely SNF. I have the CD.

It may be some similar song. "I can't dance" is the 4th track on the Genesis album "We can't dance". Lyrics were written by Phil Collins. It was release in '91.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (rCwaK)

293 I Can't Dance was actually by Genesis.
-----

I Can Dance, was by Leo Sayer.

Irrelevant, of course, but it's all I got.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (CDGwz)

294 I wasn't even on the ballot in Nevada and got as many delegates as a bunch of the others. Pffft, this is gonna be cake...

Posted by: Michael Bloomberg at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (mhs6e)

295 First canvasser of the season this afternoon--Bernie door-knocker.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (XzT/D)

296 Watching Goon. Almost done.

Fucking love hockey movies!

Gaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!


My Everlast heavy bag is in for a world of hurt.

Like being at a Slayer show.

1-2-3! FUCK SHIT UP!!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (x8Wzq)

297 285 Cop: Sir, first of all, that's a prostitute"

Must have been Gavin Newsome's doctor who wrote the prescription.
Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:01 PM (MmFTx)


so, that prostitute comes with a government-paid house?

ok then, this socialism thing is sounding better and better!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (sy5kK)

298 275 - thanks Lady L; it was scary!
277 - nope, just the one test. I"m not getting married but it was the blood test I would have liked to have had to take, instead of the one to check for ovarian cancer.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (11H2y)

299
After watching all of twenty minutes of The Replacement Killers this evening before moving on to find something more interesting, I offer up these:

Krebs' Law: any movie character firing a weapon at full auto can't hit shit.

Krebs' Corollary: the higher the capacity of any full automatic weapon in a movie, the less likely it becomes that the character will hit anything worth hitting.

Long day ... have fun storming the castle, kiddos!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (pNxlR)

300 zanz can't dance.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (KP5rU)

301 Zod, I hope you had fun with that.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (MmFTx)

302 First canvasser of the season this afternoon--Bernie door-knocker.
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (XzT/D)


How many gunshots did it take to run 'im off?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)

303 298 275 - thanks Lady L; it was scary!
277 - nope, just the one test. I"m not getting married but it was the blood test I would have liked to have had to take, instead of the one to check for ovarian cancer.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:04 PM (11H2y)


But are you okay?

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

304 chavez, that was John Fogerty :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:05 PM (L2ZTs)

305 Why the hell is she in Laredo?
Same reason a Dem does anything. Graft.
1) The weather sucks in New York in February.
2) She has a kid/friend/gigolo in Laredo.
3) Pressing the flesh lets her charge it off her vacation as a "campaign expenditure".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:02 PM (Ewo9R)
* * * *

No, but seriously, why Laredo? None of those reasons are nearly good enough. Why not New Orleans? Even El Paso would be better than Laredo!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 11:05 PM (WFcrO)

306 Can't see the date without thinking, Happy Birthday, George Washington. Old habits die hard.

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2020 11:05 PM (jOEDM)

307 Night all. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 11:06 PM (QzF6i)

308 304: steve, yes it was.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:06 PM (KP5rU)

309 Was the Nevada primary today? I thought all elections were on Tuesdays.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:06 PM (xUVVX)

310 Have you seen the video of Emi Sunshine doing Over the Rainbow? Grace Vanderwaal doing her cover of Exxes and Os?

We had a block party today down the street today. I'm having fun drinking Yuengling and chatting with the neighbors and guests, and our DJ guy has some Van Morrison on. I spot one of the local kids, a girl, eight, off by herself dancing alone. To Van.

When we got to the 50-50 raffle, I won a prize in draw one. After the raffle Mr DJ said we have a person wants to sing a song, It's the Van fan.

I don't know what it was she sang, but she blew all 150 of us away. At first it sounded like nothing, maybe off pitch, her trying to read the lyrics off the iPad in front of her. But she went into a chorus part and went off just plain out-of-body, head back, eyes squeezed shut, up on her tiptoes, wailing.

After, I gave her my raffle winnings, envelope unopened, and told her and her mom to maybe use it for more voice lessons, said I'd seen plenty of great shows, but this one song, tonight, was something special. Wow.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 22, 2020 11:06 PM (+fPHo)

311 TonyPete -- regarding longevity:

At our fifty-year reunion, forty percent of the class had passed on. At our fifty-five year reunion, only one more classmate had died. In the three years since, only one more has died.

Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.

Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:07 PM (9Nrxu)

312 Young gal. "Here, you'd better keep this literature and give it to someone else."

Polite, earnest. "Can I ask if you're gonna vote?"

"Oh yes. Yes, I plan to."

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:07 PM (XzT/D)

313
After, I gave her my raffle winnings, envelope unopened, and told her and her mom to maybe use it for more voice lessons, said I'd seen plenty of great shows, but this one song, tonight, was something special. Wow.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 22, 2020 11:06 PM (+fPHo)


sonewhere between very cool and awesome on the scale.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (sy5kK)

314
295 First canvasser of the season this afternoon--Bernie door-knocker.
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (XzT/D)


I guess they withdrew the Bernie doorbell from the market, but then, who would actually want a doorbell that signals by saying, "Free Shit!" in Bernie's dulcet tones over and over again?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (pNxlR)

315 I'll be on Medicare in June but I"m going to be working until about a year after I die. My part time gig doesn't offer healthcare. I'm still grateful to have it; I was out of work for almost two years and that was a plenty scary time.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (11H2y)

316 Thanks for the ONT.

So Bernie pulled it off in Nevada. I think this is a good thing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (XyVor)

317 Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.
Posted by: French Jeton

--

Yeah - thanks. That seems to be my (anecdotal) experience too.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (Y4EXg)

318 233 as to opposed how you post here?

J/K be well Insom, you make me laugh.

Posted by: Farmer at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (y5qNj)

319 Legally Sufficient, Laredo is the biggest illegal crossing spot in TX. She was there to encourage freebies.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (EvnpL)

320 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (sy5kK)

He said it so well, but I'll reiterate, "Well done!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:10 PM (BiNEL)

321 >>a doorbell that signals by saying, "Free Shit!" in Bernie's dulcet tones over and over again?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (pNxlR)

Or the rattle of loose rubles in a soup-can.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:10 PM (XzT/D)

322
Krebs' Law: any movie character firing a weapon at full auto can't hit shit.

Krebs' Corollary: the higher the capacity of any full automatic weapon in a movie, the less likely it becomes that the character will hit anything worth hitting.

Long day ... have fun storming the castle, kiddos!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

That's why military rifles were changed to accommodate selective fire. Cause real life is just like that.

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (5RkWa)

323 Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.
Posted by: French Jeton

==

*snickers"

Posted by: COVID19 at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (G546f)

324 There was wine, there was whisky there was caviar, long tall glasses with wine up to h'yar.

Posted by: klaftern at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (RuIsu)

325 Surprised this song isn't posted here more often:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZJ4ESU52U

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (L2ZTs)

326 Has anyone else seen the fauxontos ad with barky endorsing her?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (/UQ/R)

327 312 Young gal. "Here, you'd better keep this literature and give it to someone else."

Polite, earnest. "Can I ask if you're gonna vote?"

"Oh yes. Yes, I plan to."
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:07 PM (XzT/D)


Luckily, there is one candidate whose supporters are more driven than Bernie's bros and sisters.

Because this enthusiasm is what wins elections.

And he is all ours.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (sy5kK)

328 You have a woman's hand my Lord.
Thank you I am aware of Mr Magoo. I was touching on the Bacchus theory that inebriation brings you closer to the gods. I'm more of a Odin guy meself. Is Drink Like Viking in the house?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM (tAuzy)

329 Misanthropic Humanitarian: I've never set foot in a casino. So I have no idea what games they play

Heh. Milady and I went out to Las Vegas for her nephew's wedding. Our three grown kids went - huge family turnout.

I gave the kids a mere $20 each to gamble. Don't know what they did with it. That's as gambly as I got.

The last morning, going to breakfast at a restaurant/casino early in the day, the casino was basically empty except for one guy at a one-armed bandit. Bent over, white-haired, scruffy beard, yellowed teeth, stinking, half-full drink glass, ashtray overflowing, plugging and plugging and plugging that slot machine.

Oh! the glamour!

That's my takeaway image for casinos in general and Las Vegas in particular.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM (Isn+8)

330 First canvasser of the season this afternoon--Bernie door-knocker.
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:03 PM (XzT/D)


Their vision is based on movement. If you stay absolutely still, they probably won't notice you.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM (t+qrx)

331 First canvasser of the season this afternoon--Bernie door-knocker.
Posted by: Zod
-------

I engage such as seriously as possible, take as much of their time as possible, and pose the pro's and con's of the other Dem candidates. Take Trump out of the discussion. Get them to acknowledge the strengths of the other Dems.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM (CDGwz)

332 Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.
Posted by: French Jeton

I wish when they post obituaries, they would say the cause of death.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (xUVVX)

333 Lovely tribute to Neal Peart by the army band. Watched it twice.

Posted by: Tuna at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (RueoN)

334 302- hey LadyL, I wouldn't say I was OK but at least it's not the Big Scary Thing.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:14 PM (11H2y)

335 A hit song with an actual cowbell:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqt_iZBvtCo

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:14 PM (L2ZTs)

336 Legally Sufficient, Laredo is the biggest illegal crossing spot in TX. She was there to encourage freebies.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (EvnpL)
* * * *

Thanks for the clarification, Ben Had. Used to live ioutside New Braunfels, and actually had biz in Laredo from time to time. Couldn't stand the place. It made no sense why anyone would go to Laredo, much less someone from the east coast.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 11:14 PM (WFcrO)

337 Good evening, y'all.

Posted by: Bert G at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (OMsf+)

338 The best thing about Casinos is the ready availability of good food.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (XyVor)

339 I did too Tuna......showed it to Mr. WDS as well

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (/UQ/R)

340 Do we bring our preferred libations?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 10:58 PM (QzF6i)

.....

I think it's BYOB from my conversations.

I'm sure you can find someone to share though.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (MMC4G)

341 Their vision is based on movement. If you stay absolutely still, they probably won't notice you.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM



LOL!

(I have no idea why I should find that so funny...)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (7WaWV)

342 Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.
Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:07 PM (9Nrxu)

There's a Monte Carlo simulation based on social security data actuarial tables that backs this up , I think the site is flowingdata.com.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:15 PM (BiNEL)

343 >>Their vision is based on movement. If you stay absolutely still, they probably won't notice you.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 11:12 PM (t+qrx)

If only. Canis Zod went crazy at the door.

Good dog.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (XzT/D)

344 But he can spend your money...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (HuH1F)

345 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZJ4ESU52U
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:11 PM (L2ZTs)

Good song, but Black Flag can get it done in about 57 seconds.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (Rz2Nc)

346 315 I'll be on Medicare in June but I"m going to be working until about a year after I die. My part time gig doesn't offer healthcare. I'm still grateful to have it; I was out of work for almost two years and that was a plenty scary time.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:08 PM (11H2y)


You are not alone, vivi.

I know somebody.

Except not out of work two years, because even for the grayhairs, there is employment around here. Now, affording to live here, that's another story.

Best wishes and prayers on your results.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (sy5kK)

347 Well if Obama is endorsing Fauxahontas is the King Shit Midas rule in effect?
Or was her candidacy already dead?

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

348 347 Well if Obama is endorsing Fauxahontas is the King Shit Midas rule in effect?
Or was her candidacy already dead?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

--------

It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Bones McCoy at February 22, 2020 11:17 PM (XVuno)

349 The donk establishment is funding Warren

to keep Bernie from consolidating

they haven't given up on the idea of screwing Bernie over

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:18 PM (rpxSz)

350 Or was her candidacy already dead?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

It's only mostly dead.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:18 PM (xUVVX)

351 Hello everyone. I've had two vodka tonics and am somewhat drunk.

Posted by: IC at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (sYDum)

352 Anyone else find it weird that almost everyone today can imitate the Saturday Night Fever dance moves.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (2DOZq)

353 won't manage a Bernie-beard by the Va. primary. Shaving is a tough habit to break.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (XzT/D)

354 350 Or was her candidacy already dead?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

It's only mostly dead.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:18 PM (xUVVX)


Have you seen the movie, "Weekend at Bernie's?"

It's like that, just a different Bernie.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (sy5kK)

355 I wish when they post obituaries, they would say the cause of death.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (xUVVX)

I think the convention is not do that because there are some scenarios where it is better that entire family NOT get informed about the hookers and blow in the obituary column!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (BiNEL)

356 318 233 as to opposed how you post here?

J/K be well Insom, you make me laugh.
Posted by: Farmer at February 22, 2020 11:09 PM (y5qNj)

Hey now!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (NWiLs)

357 If only. Canis Zod went crazy at the door.



Ah, the doggie doorbell. Our 7 month old puppy just gets so excited he pees whenever someone comes to the door. I think I prefer barking. He's getting better though. He's so stinkin' cute. It makes it easier to tolerate his puppy rudeness.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (MmFTx)

358 351: nothing wrong with that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (KP5rU)

359 Where are people hearing Obama and Dem establishment are going for Warren? It really sounds like rumors from her campaign.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (Rz2Nc)

360 350 Or was her candidacy already dead?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

It's only mostly dead.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:18 PM (xUVVX)

-----------

It's not dead. It's restin'.

Posted by: Bones McCoy at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (XVuno)

361 Mis Hum

There are casinos near you (Sevenwinds may be closest). I go for the buffets, never to gamble.

Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (9Nrxu)

362 Both my doctor and financial advisor told me that if you make it past sixty-five, you may very well have another twenty or thirty years left to go.
Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:07 PM (9Nrxu)


Sure. All the people with genetic problems and/or bad health habits are already dead.

Posted by: AOC at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (wGeit)

363 I think the standard "he died doing what he loved" covers that situation, Hrothgar.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (MmFTx)

364 I think the convention is not do that because there are some scenarios where it is better that entire family NOT get informed about the hookers and blow in the obituary column!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (BiNEL)

For some, that would be bagging rights.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (xUVVX)

365 "Pats seat' You come and sit down here next to me. We can people watch and guess what they do for fun.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (tAuzy)

366 Curious, and off topic, but is there a state that does not tax real estate?
My wife has shown me that, if both of us are retired, we cannot afford to both pay property tax and eat, assuming we can no longer work?
(And assuming we live til 90 some-odd).

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (5RkWa)

367 Surprised this song isn't posted here more often:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZJ4ESU52U

Dude, I survived "Maximum Louie Louie" in 1983. 63 hours, 800 versions. So many versions that they're still trying to track down where some of them came from.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/wrsjl96

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (xkSJa)

368 334 302- hey LadyL, I wouldn't say I was OK but at least it's not the Big Scary Thing.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:14 PM (11H2y)


Thank God.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (TdMsT)

369 351 Hello everyone. I've had two vodka tonics and am somewhat drunk.
Posted by: IC at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (sYDum)

---------

HELLO IC!!!

Posted by: Friends of Bill W. at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (XVuno)

370 For some, that would be bagging rights.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (xUVVX)

I'm guessing you meant "bragging" rights, but your answer is funnier.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (sy5kK)

371 270 What a week. Got my Medicare card (effective in June) so I'm officially an old person...and got good news from a blood test (not THAT one, this was for ovarian cancer); another bunch of tests in three months to make certain.
Plus I got to hang out with my older brother today, which is always fun.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 10:56 PM (11H2y)


Congratulations! When are you due?

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (wGeit)

372 What is there to talk about at a 50 year class reunion? Who has died? Grandkids? All your aches and pains? The old days you can barley remember? Mine is coming up in 5 years. Think I'll skip it. May have bought the farm by then anyways.

Posted by: Case at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (cyroy)

373 ok g'night morons

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (G546f)

374 Evasive.....there was an ad on tonight in CO with barky endorsing her!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (/UQ/R)

375 For some, that would be bagging rights.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (xUVVX)

BRAGGING. Missed a step.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (xUVVX)

376 So... two years from now. 2/22/2022. It's going to be 2's day. And it's on...

a Tuesday.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (Wge+f)

377 346- Dude, I live in NYC and the COL is off the chain. Without my part time gig, my side gigs, and my rent stabilized apartment - I'd never survive. I just hope nobody buys this building cause I've got nowhere else to go....I'm a native New Yorker and I don't drive, which limits my options.

Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (11H2y)

378 'Night, all.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (m7tTY)

379 Hey now!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (NWiLs)


Don't dream it's over.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:23 PM (TdMsT)

380 Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (5RkWa

I know Texas freezes property tax increases on the main categories of taxes after you turn 65.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (2DOZq)

381 Hey now!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 11:19 PM (NWiLs)





Don't dream it's over.


Good thing you two don't live together. That would be a crowded house.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (xkSJa)

382 >>I just hope nobody buys this building cause I've got nowhere else to go....I'm a native New Yorker and I don't drive, which limits my options.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (11H2y)

(shrugs)

You will become food.

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (XzT/D)

383 I think the standard "he died doing what he loved" covers that situation, Hrothgar.
Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:20 PM (MmFTx)

In Texas, I think they use the term "He died with his boots on!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (BiNEL)

384 LadyL. Snort* Good one

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 11:25 PM (tAuzy)

385 IC,

if you're tipsy, you have to start dancing!

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (PkVlr)

386 I know Texas freezes property tax increases on the main categories of taxes after you turn 65.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (2DOZq)

No school taxes after age 65 on your first acre of land in my county.
We are experiencing a Boomer boom because o f this.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (xUVVX)

387 Biden is pretty well finished

If he wins SC, it wont be decisive

and he's out of cash

and he's not even on the air in the Super Tuesday states

sorry Jill, no first lady gig

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (rpxSz)

388 Curious, and off topic, but is there a state that does not tax real estate?
My wife has shown me that, if both of us are retired, we cannot afford to both pay property tax and eat, assuming we can no longer work?
(And assuming we live til 90 some-odd).
Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:21 PM (5RkWa)

I can't think of any, some states have lower taxes than others. Do some research, find the right place for your financial situation. If you're living to 90, at some point you might be moving into an apartment or condo.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (Rz2Nc)

389 In Texas, I think they use the term "He died with his boots on!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


With his pants around them...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (2ygtH)

390 This Hyundai commercial may be one of the more annoying ones I have ever seen.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:26 PM (XyVor)

391 I went to my 40th reunion a couple of years ago. I don't know what happened to them but damn my classmates got old.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:27 PM (2DOZq)

392 355, they used to have a sort of code in the obituary columns to let you know how people died. If it was "after a long illness", it was usually cancer. "After a brief illness", it was fast-acting cancer. "Unexpectedly" or "suddenly". it was heart issue. "Complications" meant stroke.

It wasn't exact, but enough to go on.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:27 PM (o1fzk)

393 My wife has shown me that, if both of us are retired, we cannot afford to both pay property tax and eat, assuming we can no longer work?

I know some states will reduce property taxes. I think TX offers more on the homestead exemption.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (MmFTx)

394 > None of those reasons are nearly good enough.

2 would be. Grandkids in the area, maybe.

Probably also charging the campaign per diem for a hotel, while actually staying at her kid's place.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (Ewo9R)

395 "Unexpectedly" or "suddenly". it was heart issue.

---------

Or a bus.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (XVuno)

396 Evasive.....there was an ad on tonight in CO with barky endorsing her!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....ColoradoMorondevous2020 at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (/UQ/R)

Wow! So Biden is done, and she's done.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (Rz2Nc)

397 hitler was one hellava dancer. did that lederhosen proud.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (KP5rU)

398 It wasn't exact, but enough to go on.
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:27 PM (o1fzk)

What was 'botched robbery'?

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (U7voe)

399 In Britain, coroners often list "Death by Misadventure" if it was hookers and blow.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (o1fzk)

400 395 "Unexpectedly" or "suddenly". it was heart issue.

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Or a bus.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (XVuno)

Or Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (XyVor)

401 > If it was "after a long illness", it was usually cancer. "After a brief illness", it was fast-acting cancer. "Unexpectedly" or "suddenly". it was heart issue. "Complications" meant stroke.

"Died at home" often meant suicide, especially for a young person. If it was an actual accident, they'd generally say that.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (Ewo9R)

402 hitler was one hellava dancer. did that lederhosen proud.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (KP5rU)

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He was famous for his Horst Wessel Shuffle.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (XVuno)

403 In medieval Europe, a serf was a person who lived on the lord's land, and was suffered to do so as long as he paid his "rent."
In modern times, a man in the United States of America can live on his own land (that he bought, and paid for) as long as he can pay his property taxes.
In both cases, the end result is the same. Pay your taxes, or be removed by men with weapons.
Tell me what's changed?

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (5RkWa)

404 We have taken a morbid turn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (XyVor)

405 Sadly, to many obits today don't want to mention how people go.

A lot of people dying from overdoses, suicide and other unspeakable things.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (MMC4G)

406 Guns of Navarone is on.

Posted by: klaftern at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (RuIsu)

407 > In Britain, coroners often list "Death by Misadventure" if it was hookers and blow.

Tell me about it.

Or just listen to the Ted Nugent song.

Posted by: Brian Jones at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (Ewo9R)

408 That Rush made the room quite dusty. What a great song and a great cover! Thank you for that MisHum.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (CLteG)

409 ALH

My sister is a retired funeral director. She says the term used for suicides is "died, unexpectedly, at home." But, then, some people do just die unexpectedly at home.

Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (9Nrxu)

410 hitler was one hellava dancer. did that lederhosen proud.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:28 PM (KP5rU)



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He was famous for his Horst Wessel Shuffle.


Then there was his early work in rap music, literally decades before anyone else was doing it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 11:31 PM (xkSJa)

411 We were looking at Alabama as a place to relocate to before we decided to stay in Maryland. Man, their property taxes are low. The income tax isn't terrible either.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:31 PM (MmFTx)

412 We just finished watching "Miracle ", 40 years ago. Different than I recalled, but not much. I hope it is the most download movie tonight, and that someone asks Bernie what he thinks about that.

Posted by: Paladin at February 22, 2020 11:31 PM (7Wzft)

413 377 346- Dude, I live in NYC and the COL is off the chain. Without my part time gig, my side gigs, and my rent stabilized apartment - I'd never survive. I just hope nobody buys this building cause I've got nowhere else to go....I'm a native New Yorker and I don't drive, which limits my options.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (11H2y)


Yeah, Seattle area is getting ridiculous, but not even as expensive as San Fran.

NYC, whoa.

I remember many years ago, flying into NYC for business, and that was when the Saturday night stayover flights were a big thing, the tickets were so cheap that it even paid for a room and expenses for a day and was still cheaper.

I checked into the Sheraton on 57th. It was late, so I just ordered room service, a burger and a Coke.

It was, I think, 1983. The check for a burger and coke was $28. For a comparison, a McDonalds Quarter Pounder with cheese at the time was $1.09.

I got hassled when I turned in the expense account. The bookkeeper had never been west of Montana.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:32 PM (sy5kK)

414 Blanco Basura- had a friend who survived the change of a rock station to news-talk in 1971 in Warren Ohio. Top 500 songs of all time. Every one was Jerry Reed's When You're Hot You're Hot. He listened to the whole thing. They did their staton change thing, and then played When You're Hot You're Hot.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 11:32 PM (HuH1F)

415 Goebbels couldn't stop laughing when Der Fuerhrer did "Der Robot."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 11:33 PM (XVuno)

416 Tell me what's changed?
Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (5RkWa)

The oppressive uber state has better weapons and armored vehicles!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 22, 2020 11:33 PM (BiNEL)

417 382 >>I just hope nobody buys this building cause I've got nowhere else to go....I'm a native New Yorker and I don't drive, which limits my options.
Posted by: vivi at February 22, 2020 11:22 PM (11H2y)

(shrugs)

You will become food.
Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:24 PM (XzT/D)


I was going to make a Soylent Green reference too, but thought against it.

At first.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:34 PM (sy5kK)

418 qdpsteve: [ij]Surprised this song isn't posted here more often:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZJ4ESU52U

I saw The Kingsmen live at my buddy's college homecoming or something like that dance. They did Louie Louie just like it sounds on the 45.

My college had Zappa & the Mothers.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click me and win
at February 22, 2020 11:34 PM (Isn+8)

419 Well if Obama is endorsing Fauxahontas is the King Shit Midas rule in effect?
Or was her candidacy already dead?
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM (o1fzk)

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It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Bones McCoy at February 22, 2020 11:17 PM (XVuno)


She did give her campaign a little self-resuscitation with her 'Bloomberg and the NDAs' attack. That attack was right over the target. You could see Napoleon Soda blanch a little (because he can't blanch tall).

Posted by: RickZ at February 22, 2020 11:34 PM (Y8PSl)

420 No school taxes after age 65 on your first acre of land in my county.
We are experiencing a Boomer boom because o f this.
Posted by: ALH

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I will be leaving this tax ridden community/state in the near future to avoid just that thing. Two of my kids and two grandkids are in Tx. So.. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 11:34 PM (Y4EXg)

421 403 In medieval Europe, a serf was a person who lived on the lord's land, and was suffered to do so as long as he paid his "rent."
In modern times, a man in the United States of America can live on his own land (that he bought, and paid for) as long as he can pay his property taxes.
In both cases, the end result is the same. Pay your taxes, or be removed by men with weapons.
Tell me what's changed?
Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (5RkWa)


You have the idea of serfdom a little upside down. It's not that they were allowed to live on the lord's land if they paid rent - it's that they were not allowed to leave. The feudal duties they owed were usually in the form of labor - as a serf you had to work so many days a month on the lord's land, or hauling his goods, or threshing crops, or whatever. If you didn't you would be arrested or beaten.

That's a pretty big difference.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:34 PM (wGeit)

422 Goebbels couldn't stop laughing when Der Fuerhrer did "Der Robot."

.....

Was he into country music?

Perhaps he did some mein dancing?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 22, 2020 11:35 PM (MMC4G)

423 I live in one of the less taxed towns on MA

however, the taxes seem still quite high

when I first moved up north, I looked at a place in Bedford NY

nice place, a little expensive

taxes were close to 2K a month

back in car, head further north

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (rpxSz)

424
The oppressive uber state has better weapons and armored vehicles!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

An improved goon squad?

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (5RkWa)

425 mindful, kewl.

I've heard that when the Kingsmen would perform Louie Louie live, they would always take the volume level way down on Jack Ely's microphone, to the point that you could barely hear him, to add some authenticity.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (L2ZTs)

426 It is kind of fitting that Casino's which are kind of the epitome of Western consumerist culture would break so heavily for a candidate whose system would mean they would not exist.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (XyVor)

427 For a comparison, a McDonalds Quarter Pounder with cheese at the time was $1.09.

I got hassled when I turned in the expense account. The bookkeeper had never been west of Montana.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:32 PM (sy5kK)

Even a quarter pounder in NYC at the time was 3.09.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (2DOZq)

428 My high school had The Doors, The Turtles, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, among others.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (HuH1F)

429 So... two years from now. 2/22/2022. It's going to be 2's day. And it's on...

a Tuesday.
Posted by: ...
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Unless, one still uses the Julian calendar. In which case, Monday.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (xSo9G)

430 contemplating a midnight fridge run...

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:37 PM (XzT/D)

431 Blanco Basura- had a friend who survived the change of a rock station to
news-talk in 1971 in Warren Ohio. Top 500 songs of all time. Every
one was Jerry Reed's When You're Hot You're Hot. He listened to the
whole thing. They did their staton change thing, and then played When
You're Hot You're Hot.


That poor, poor man. Is he out of the asylum yet?
Side note: Local radio station here switched formats a few years ago. To make sure everyone knew something was happening they did 24 hours as an all Richard Cheese station.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 22, 2020 11:37 PM (xkSJa)

432 I wish when they post obituaries, they would say the cause of death.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (xUVVX)


blunt force trauma
choking
pneumonia complications
cows
bad life choices ending in a snow bank
bad life choices ending in a Jack in the Box drive-through
spelunking for car keys in a storm drain
swerving for a possum
staples. Honestly
surfeit of lampreys
heart failure
three pounds of Crisco, the back stairs, and an apple box full of lawn darts - no really, and we are still trying to figure out just what he thought he was doing
lock-out tag-out failure
failed jack
missing PTO guard
snow machine, barbed wire fence
dry wall screws



Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2020 11:37 PM (6rS3m)

433 Two of my kids and two grandkids are in Tx. So.. . . .



That's a great reason, Tonypete.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:37 PM (MmFTx)

434
That's a pretty big difference.
Posted by: Ace's liver

Is it? Where is the compact that allows me to give my lord so many days labor in lieu of taxes?
I may decide to donate labor.

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:38 PM (5RkWa)

435 406 Guns of Navarone is on.
Posted by: klaftern at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (RuIsu)

what channel, I love that movie

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:38 PM (rpxSz)

436 Kindltot, my fave: all of the above

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:38 PM (L2ZTs)

437 Numerous Donks and their enablers, Chris Matthews, Snakehead Carville, Nichole Wallace etc., are in full panic mode that Batshit Bernie is winning. But not severely conservative, severely principled, severely Republican Joe Walsh.

Joe Walsh@WalshFreedom
Trump believes he's above the law. Bernie believes in free college. Trump would censor CNN. Bernie would enact Medicare for all. Trump is corrupt as the day is long. Bernie is naive.

Come on. That's not even close. Anything is better than a lawless individual in the White House.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 11:39 PM (+y/Ru)

438 There's one piece of good news: I can go to a class next month to get my international certification. So if Bernie wins and nostril fucks the US oil industry into oblivion, I can work overseas.

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:39 PM (U7voe)

439 I think my all-time fave cause of death?

Someone once stuffed an umbrella almost all the way up his rectum.

Then another guy snuck up on him, and pressed the 'open' button.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (L2ZTs)

440 > Trump would censor CNN.

How would Trump "censor CNN"?

Posted by: Brian Jones at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (Ewo9R)

441 Sadly, to many obits today don't want to mention how people go.
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"Nagged to death."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (xSo9G)

442 >>432 I wish when they post obituaries, they would say the cause of death. Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (xUVVX)

"Shucking. Jiving."

Posted by: Zod at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (XzT/D)

443 Your movement has been advocating for socialism for, what, since before WWII and you are actually horrified Bernie might win the nomination, not because he is a vessel for a brutal, ideological system devoid of any humanity, but because he might lose a nationwide race.

Reap as ye have sewn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (XyVor)

444 I got hassled when I turned in the expense account. The bookkeeper had never been west of Montana.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:32 PM (sy5kK)

I meant EAST of Montana.

Geesh.

And geography was one of my better subjects.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (sy5kK)

445 Joe Walsh@WalshFreedom
Trump believes he's above the law. Bernie believes in free college. Trump would censor CNN. Bernie would enact Medicare for all. Trump is corrupt as the day is long. Bernie is naive.

Come on. That's not even close. Anything is better than a lawless individual in the White House.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 11:39 PM (+y/Ru)

I don't get this mindset. How does a person get to a point in their life where this sounds reasonable?

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (U7voe)

446 423 I live in one of the less taxed towns on MA

however, the taxes seem still quite high

when I first moved up north, I looked at a place in Bedford NY

nice place, a little expensive

taxes were close to 2K a month

back in car, head further north
Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:36 PM (rpxSz)


Property taxes are the only bright spot in the CA tax wasteland. We pay 10%+ sales taxes, and our income taxes are high. We're always in the top five for total taxation.

But property taxes are low. I pay about $330/month on a house that's worth north of a half mil.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (wGeit)

447 "Cremated to death"

"Annoyed to death"

"Just needed killin'"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (L2ZTs)

448 "Shot by a jealous husband, at the age of 99."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (Ewo9R)

449 He was famous for his Horst Wessel Shuffle.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (XVuno)


The Compiegne Jig, a 1940 hit.

Posted by: RickZ at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (Y8PSl)

450 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2020 11:39 PM

Does that mean he's not in the Tea Party any more?

Posted by: Bert G at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (OMsf+)

451 How would Trump "censor CNN"?
Posted by: Brian Jones at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (Ewo9R)

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Get back in the pool, loser.

Posted by: M. Jagger & K. Richards at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (XVuno)

452 Which Joe Walsh is that?

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (wGeit)

453 Tell me what's changed?
Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:29 PM (5RkWa)



Different billing department?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (sy5kK)

454 surfeit of lampreys


Ngaio Marsh?

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (TdMsT)

455 How would Trump "censor CNN"?
Posted by: Brian Jones at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (Ewo9R)

You weren't there, man! You don't KNOW!

Posted by: Jim Acosta at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (U7voe)

456 Jos Walsh is mentally unstable.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 22, 2020 11:43 PM (2DOZq)

457 Sadly, to many obits today don't want to mention how people go.
---------

"Nagged to death."
Posted by: Mike Hammer

----

Died of embarrassment?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 11:43 PM (Y4EXg)

458 434
That's a pretty big difference.
Posted by: Ace's liver

Is it? Where is the compact that allows me to give my lord so many days labor in lieu of taxes?
I may decide to donate labor.
Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:38 PM (5RkWa)


Is there a gang of ruffians waiting for you to try to leave so they can beat you and drag you back?

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:43 PM (wGeit)

459 My mom's best friend wrote the obituary for my brother because none of us could do it. He lead an interesting life and died young. He was only 28 and fresh out the Army after serving as Green Beret. She warned us that someone would probably want to do a human interest piece after the obit was published. I thought someone might call the house. Oh no, some bastard showed up on the front porch asking if he could write a story on the day of the funeral. My husband ran him off before my mom saw him.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:44 PM (MmFTx)

460 I don't get this mindset. How does a person get to a point in their life where this sounds reasonable?
Posted by: Vanya
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Damaged psyches. Years of non-stop indoctrination.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:44 PM (CDGwz)

461 @411 There are no property taxes on your home or the property you live on in Alabama after you turn 65.

Posted by: Case at February 22, 2020 11:44 PM (cyroy)

462 "Cucked to death"

"Frozen in concrete"

"Tried to microwave a microwave"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:44 PM (L2ZTs)

463 you know, the squad may have backed Bernie to get rid of Nanzi

Bernie will probably pull the House down

Nanzi retires and the crazies take over

not a bad strategy but I doubt those 4 clods could think that far ahead

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:44 PM (rpxSz)

464 12 Been listening to a lot of Rush on youtube recently.


I forgot how good a drummer Peart was.


Listen on good headphones. Peart was like a carpenter who finished areas no one would ever see because HE knew they were there. His fills are just ridiculous. Listen closely to The Spirit of the Radio on Exit... Stage Left. Neil was putting in a clinic that night.

Posted by: GT at February 22, 2020 11:45 PM (dy/m/)

465 Meme at FB:

Bernie T-shirts on sale now!

https://tinyurl.com/sw7r7w9

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2020 11:46 PM (L2ZTs)

466 We were looking at Alabama as a place to relocate to before we decided to stay in Maryland. Man, their property taxes are low. The income tax isn't terrible either.
Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:31 PM (MmFTx)


Dude. Alabama?

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (xUVVX)

467 452 Which Joe Walsh is that?
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM



I don't hear any Funk 49.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (sy5kK)

468
I don't get this mindset. How does a person get to a point in their life where this sounds reasonable?

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (U7voe)


Trump said a mean thing on twitter!!

Posted by: buzzion at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (Z7lwY)

469 > surfeit of lampreys

> Ngaio Marsh?

Henry I of England.

Although the Intarwebs tell me that Marsh did have a book called that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (Ewo9R)

470
Aces liver-
That would be reasonable if you were making a living from your property.
I assume you're not.
Justify non-commercial property tax.
I've seen old tax bills. They'd tax your chickens, tax your farm goods, tax your industrial tools... but not your comb, your saddles, your bed.
How is property tax different?

Posted by: MarkY at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (5RkWa)

471 surfeit of lampreys


Ngaio Marsh?
Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:42 PM (TdMsT)


Henry I

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (6rS3m)

472 Bernie T-shirts on sale now!


the ONLY thing he doesn't want to give away for free

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (rpxSz)

473 But property taxes are low. I pay about $330/month on a house that's worth north of a half mil.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (wGeit)

You consider that low property tax?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (Rz2Nc)

474 Dude. Alabama?

What? I didn't say Oklahoma.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (MmFTx)

475 neal peart was the best technical drummer ever. the best part he also wrote the lyrics.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (KP5rU)

476

Posted by: Kindltot at February 22, 2020 11:37 PM (6rS3m)

You forgot the main killer of Rednecks. It always starts with, "Hey Bubba, watch this!"

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (xUVVX)

477 "Nagged to death."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 22, 2020 11:40 PM (xSo9G)


His 'honey-do' list was barely touched.

Posted by: RickZ at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (Y8PSl)

478 > Dude. Alabama?

Got a cousin who retired to Mississippi. Likes it there fine.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (Ewo9R)

479 Yoooooo. Did anyone ever watch The Unit(no homo)? I'm watching an episode that basically talks about the deep state.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (IYHxL)

480
Although the Intarwebs tell me that Marsh did have a book called that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (Ewo9R)


Like all of Marsh's work, quite dated, but an excellent read.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:49 PM (TdMsT)

481 463 AOC can't remember not to wear expensive sequined dresses on The View much less organize the overthrow of Pelosi. The only one who might be capable of that is Pressley

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (pOSLv)

482 473 But property taxes are low. I pay about $330/month on a house that's worth north of a half mil.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (wGeit)

You consider that low property tax?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (Rz2Nc)


The property taxes in and around Columbus are shocking.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (TdMsT)

483 470
Aces liver-

How is property tax different?

Because the California Association of Realtors is the top non-union lobby in CA, among other reasons.

Posted by: GT at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (dy/m/)

484 Trump said a mean thing on twitter!!
Posted by: buzzion at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (Z7lwY)

I don't understand it. Maybe it's my background, but I say worse things basically weekly than Trump has ever said. Nothing he's ever said has ever offended me.

I guess that's the truth: The ruling class in this country is so weaksauce that they'd literally rather throw the election to a Communist than have their ideological chains yanked by an outsider.

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (U7voe)

485 Yoooooo. Did anyone ever watch The Unit(no homo)? I'm watching an episode that basically talks about the deep state.
Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (IYHxL)

If you don't want to watch it, you can also read Eric Haney's book Inside Delta Force. A lot of the episodes are ripped straight from it.

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (U7voe)

486 property taxes are $2300 per year, here. $1800 of that is for school. fuckers.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (KP5rU)

487 Vanya,

I told a co worker that Liz claiming american indian heritage to get ahead in life is more offensive than anything PDT has ever tweeted.

you cannot imagine the pearl clutching. seriously.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (PkVlr)

488 479 Yoooooo. Did anyone ever watch The Unit(no homo)? I'm watching an episode that basically talks about the deep state.
Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (IYHxL)

That was the one with President AllState, no?


Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (XyVor)

489 some parts of AL are nice

I remember a place called Homewwod, outside of Birmingham

nice place

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (rpxSz)

490
Dude. Alabama?
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:47 PM (xUVVX)

Ever been there?

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (U7voe)

491 Homewood, sorry

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (rpxSz)

492 486: My property tax is about 20k...NJ

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (pOSLv)

493 $1800 of that is for school. fuckers.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (KP5rU)

Considering the state of public education, you're not getting a good return on that money.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (xUVVX)

494 479 Yoooooo. Did anyone ever watch The Unit(no homo)? I'm watching an episode that basically talks about the deep state.
Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (IYHxL)


the army (?) show from about 10 years ago?


the one that starred the black announcer guy from Allstate Insurance?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 11:54 PM (sy5kK)

495 > $1800 of that is for school. fuckers.

Like it's not bad enough that they're teaching our kids to be communists. They're actually billing us for it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:54 PM (Ewo9R)

496 493: exactly. total bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 22, 2020 11:54 PM (KP5rU)

497 The property taxes in and around Columbus are shocking.
Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (TdMsT)

That's locally voted for, you all could stop that whenever you wanted. Our local elections are hilarious, it's all about what kind of equipment they own and know how to use. Our township trustees know there place, clear roads in winter, repair road in good weather. Deviate from that and we'll find someone else that knows there place.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:54 PM (Rz2Nc)

498 473 But property taxes are low. I pay about $330/month on a house that's worth north of a half mil.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (wGeit)

You consider that low property tax?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42

---

I do! I mean, it's my own fault, I chose to live where I do. But that sounds good to me.

In contrast, I had an 300 acre farm in PA and taxes were less than $2000/yr.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 22, 2020 11:55 PM (Y4EXg)

499 Yes, it's late, sorry for the misspellings.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:55 PM (Rz2Nc)

500 My property taxes are ridiculous when you consider we get nothing for them

but it really safe here, 0 crime

last stolen car was like 19 years ago

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:56 PM (rpxSz)

501 you cannot imagine the pearl clutching. seriously.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 11:52 PM (PkVlr)

I guess not.

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:56 PM (U7voe)

502 I'm reminded by the gov. that they "only" tax at 1% (plus fire, police, school, community development). Well, it's 10% of my mortgage payment! Weasels, they're all weasels...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 22, 2020 11:56 PM (2ygtH)

503 Dude, Alabama?

Hey, at least we can wear a MAGA hat here.

Posted by: Case at February 22, 2020 11:57 PM (cyroy)

504 Nothing he's ever said has ever offended me.


I've noticed instead of insulting large swathes of the country, Trump mostly insults individuals. The exception being the media.

Posted by: no good deed at February 22, 2020 11:57 PM (MmFTx)

505 473 But property taxes are low. I pay about $330/month on a house that's worth north of a half mil.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:41 PM (wGeit)

You consider that low property tax?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (Rz2Nc)


0.8%? Yeah, I think that's pretty low.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:58 PM (wGeit)

506 > Like all of Marsh's work, quite dated, but an excellent read.

I've never read any of her stuff, though I've always found her name interesting.

I'll check it out. Dated is okay with me.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 22, 2020 11:58 PM (Ewo9R)

507 492 486: My property tax is about 20k...NJ
Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (pOSLv)

yeah, my taxes in the Berkshires are 13K a year

nice house on 40 acres

why I don't move

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:59 PM (rpxSz)

508 Ever been there?
Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (U7voe)

Yes. It's a pretty state, it looks a lot like Georgia.

It's more their football team. Big rivalry with Georgia.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:59 PM (xUVVX)

509 479 Yoooooo. Did anyone ever watch The Unit(no homo)? I'm watching an episode that basically talks about the deep state.
Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at February 22, 2020 11:48 PM (IYHxL)

For a successful mission, he gave Jobu cigar and rum.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:00 AM (NWiLs)

510 It's more their football team. Big rivalry with Georgia.
Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:59 PM (xUVVX)

Ahhhh, now it makes sense.

Posted by: Vanya at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (U7voe)

511

Burl Ives tortured someone to death by strapping him to a manchineel tree in Wind Across the Everglades.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (aKsyK)

512 507 492 486: My property tax is about 20k...NJ
Posted by: CN at February 22, 2020 11:53 PM (pOSLv)

yeah, my taxes in the Berkshires are 13K a year

nice house on 40 acres

why I don't move
Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2020 11:59 PM (rpxSz)

Did that come with a mule?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (NWiLs)

513 For a successful mission, he gave Jobu cigar and rum.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:00 AM (NWiLs)


Dear God in Heaven, I never made that connection before now.

What the hell?

LOL.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (XyVor)

514 by: Brian Jones at February 22, 2020 11:30 PM (Ewo9R)


***SNORT****

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 23, 2020 12:02 AM (aA3+G)

515 the government should not be running schools. next fucker that says it's for the children, gets a lifetime in hell.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 23, 2020 12:02 AM (KP5rU)

516 497 The property taxes in and around Columbus are shocking.
Posted by: Ladyl at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (TdMsT)

Mrs. REDACTED lived in Columbus about 50 years ago

used to go through there on the way home

would always stop at Katzingers deli

great pickles

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:03 AM (rpxSz)

517 Did that come with a mule?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (NWiLs)

***SNORT****

Posted by: ALH at February 23, 2020 12:03 AM (xUVVX)

518 Alabama is a beautiful state.
They are the butt of jokes in the south, undeserved.

My Mama came from Georgia. When I told Alabama jokes she'd tell me to quit that. But she laughed.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:04 AM (5RkWa)

519 Did that come with a mule?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (NWiLs)

you're talking to him, why ?

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:04 AM (rpxSz)

520 I can hear a fox screaming in my back yard. Must be mating season.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (MmFTx)

521 515 First government school took the kids from their parents at rifle-point. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (HuH1F)

522 My Mama came from Georgia. When I told Alabama jokes she'd tell me to quit that. But she laughed.
Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:04 AM (5RkWa)

Tell me an Alabama joke.

Posted by: ALH at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (xUVVX)

523 I 0.8%? Yeah, I think that's pretty low.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:58 PM (wGeit)

We pay about 1200 a year for a property worth a little less than yours, 7% sales tax (which pisses me off) and gas tax is much less than CA. But, if you like it and are happy, I respect that, it is a beautiful state. Enjoy it!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (Rz2Nc)

524 Burl Ives tortured someone to death by strapping him to a manchineel tree in Wind Across the Everglades.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 23, 2020 12:01 AM (aKsyK)

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeered him to death

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:06 AM (rpxSz)

525 520 I can hear a fox screaming in my back yard. Must be mating season.
Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (MmFTx)

I just had a vision of an anthropomorphic fox standing on his hind legs screaming among some trees: 'I'm Horny!!!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 23, 2020 12:06 AM (XyVor)

526 nothing wrong with alabama. or, the south.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 23, 2020 12:06 AM (KP5rU)

527 I don't understand it. Maybe it's my background, but I say worse things
basically weekly than Trump has ever said. Nothing he's ever said has
ever offended me.



I guess that's the truth: The ruling class in this country is so
weaksauce that they'd literally rather throw the election to a Communist
than have their ideological chains yanked by an outsider.


Considering the language in the average movie, I'd say the "offended" people are play-acting so they'll have something to complain about.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 23, 2020 12:07 AM (xkSJa)

528 523 I 0.8%? Yeah, I think that's pretty low.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 22, 2020 11:58 PM (wGeit)

We pay about 1200 a year for a property worth a little less than yours, 7% sales tax (which pisses me off) and gas tax is much less than CA. But, if you like it and are happy, I respect that, it is a beautiful state. Enjoy it!
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (Rz2Nc)


Oh, I'm sure you can find lower. Most people pay more, though, either in taxes or "county fees".

I'd be out of CA like a shot if not for family.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (wGeit)

529 I briefly forgot how much the 10% sales tax on groceries pissed me off when we lived in Montgomery, but that may be just in that county.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (MmFTx)

530 I can hear a fox screaming in my back yard. Must be mating season.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:05 AM (MmFTx)


You sure that's not Neil Cavuto watching a Trump rally on his cell phone?

Posted by: RickZ at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (Y8PSl)

531 526 nothing wrong with alabama. or, the south.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 23, 2020 12:06 AM (KP5rU)


The humidity.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (wGeit)

532 Aetius451AD, that's hilarious! It's kind of scary if you don't know what it is. Sometimes they sound like kids screaming.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:09 AM (MmFTx)

533 They finally put a tax on the ballot a few years ago here in MA

usually just pass them through the state gov

tax on booze

failed 2-1

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:10 AM (rpxSz)

534 Nothing wrong with Tx or Ut either. If the plan comes together I would buy bare land in both. Just so I have a mailing address in both states

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:11 AM (tAuzy)

535
Tell me an Alabama joke.
Posted by: ALH

Guy walks into a store. Says, "I'd like a moon pie and an RC."
Guy behind the counter says, "I bet you're from Alabama, aren't you son?"
Guy gets irate. "if I was to walk in here and ask for crawfish etouffee, would you assume i was from Louisiana?"
"I dunno, son, it never come up."
If I was to walk in here and ask for a whole fried chicken, would you assume I was from Georgia?"
"Dunno son, it never come up.!"
"Then how come I walk in here and ask for a moonpie and an RC, you immediately assume I'm from the great state of Alabama?"
"Cause this here's a hardware store, son...."

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:13 AM (5RkWa)

536 Aetius451AD, that's hilarious! It's kind of scary if you don't know what it is. Sometimes they sound like kids screaming.

Could just be a lost and confused furry.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at February 23, 2020 12:13 AM (xkSJa)

537 The humidity.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (wGeit)

yeah, I can't even go back down south because of the heat and humidity

here, we get maybe a couple weeks of 80's in July and that's it

most of the time 75 in the summer

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:13 AM (rpxSz)

538 The humidity.

Yeah, but the bass fishing is great!

Posted by: Case at February 23, 2020 12:13 AM (cyroy)

539 I want land in Alaska.
And a cabin.

I'll figure out the rest.
Or not.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 12:14 AM (PkVlr)

540 Could just be a lost and confused furry.

BRB, making sure all the doors are locked.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:14 AM (MmFTx)

541 Can... barely... type... so tired... channeling Shatner. ...

Z-zzzzz

Posted by: mindful webworker's cell sux at February 23, 2020 12:14 AM (jY84E)

542 I don't understand it. Maybe it's my background,
but I say worse things basically weekly than Trump has ever said.
Nothing he's ever said has ever offended me.



I guess that's the truth: The ruling class in this country is so
weaksauce that they'd literally rather throw the election to a Communist
than have their ideological chains yanked by an outsider.

Posted by: Vanya at February 22, 2020 11:50 PM (U7voe)

Obama was "unpresidential" all the time. And he was a mean fucker who lied and insulted people constantly. But they pretend somehow that he was dignified and all this other blatantly false crap that we're supposed to go along with like we are about tucked men sharing ladies rooms with 12 year old girls.

In October 2016 he told Trump to "stop whining" about rigged elections. They just reported it straight.

What? That's okay because he didn't "tweet" it? It's such a joke. It's all so fucking ridiculous and phony. Besides, the first Dem candidate that gets a childish "sick burn" on Trump is gonna be celebrated like the arrival of the Twelfth Imam.

Posted by: ... at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (Wge+f)

543 We lived in Columbus Ohio for about 25 years. It's an awful place, very Dem friendly, horrible school system. Our kids went to Catholic school and our grandkids are in the Worthington school system. We left 3 years ago when we bought the rv and are now residents of South Dakota. No state income tax. Our car and rv are tagged there and we vote there and a p.o. box is our permanent address. We get to Columbus maybe once a year to see family. I don't miss it.

Posted by: Abby at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (SM/op)

544 540 The screaming is coming from inside the house....

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (tAuzy)

545 I wish when they post obituaries, they would say the cause of death.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:13 PM (xUVVX)

---
it's always the same cause: being alive.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% mortality rate.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (LaaND)

546 Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:13 AM (5RkWa)

Norm MacDonald does a 5 minute long classic version of this joke.

Posted by: ... at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (Wge+f)

547 Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% mortality rate.
Posted by: redc1c4 at February 23, 2020 12:15 AM (LaaND)


life is terminal

Posted by: REDACTED at February 23, 2020 12:16 AM (rpxSz)

548 I can hear a fox screaming in my back yard. Must be mating season

Unluckily for the fox, it's otter mating season.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 23, 2020 12:18 AM (ykYG2)

549 No mention of Nora Jones? It's a wonderful escape. Just sing me a song and let me close my eyes.

Posted by: pawn at February 23, 2020 12:18 AM (PveK5)

550 Oh, I'm sure you can find lower. Most people pay more, though, either in taxes or "county fees".

I'd be out of CA like a shot if not for family.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (wGeit)

I'd move to CA. If it wasn't for politics, but then a lot of people leaving or wanting to leave would stay. I also double checked, our property taxes are 1800 a year now, wife handles that stuff. $1200 was in 2010.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:19 AM (Rz2Nc)

551 Norm MacDonald does a 5 minute long classic version of this joke.

I stoled it from Lew Grizzard.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:20 AM (5RkWa)

552 It's woodpecker

knock your brains out on nurse ratched's house and make her batshit crazy

season.

I swear, these bastards are going to get me arrested.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 12:20 AM (PkVlr)

553 Maximizing Retirement.


If you're in a house that's worth a lot of money, and you own it outright or have major equity in it, maybe give this a try?

Fix it up and sell it off. Do your homework, and find a realtor who can get it at the top of the market.

Determine where you wanna live. Cost of living, etc. It all matters.

Look to invest the proceeds from the sale of your house into as many Rental Units as you can afford to squeeze into your portfolio. AVOID being a slumlord. Buy good, solid, middle-class or better properties. Set aside 3% of gross rents for maintenance.

Buy for yourself either a nice RV, or a yacht that suits your live-aboard needs. Why these options?

No property tax (CA taxes 'em though). No lawns to mow.

Keep re-investing rental profits into more rental units. Goal is to have a liveable income from a status of having 75% occupancy rate.

Rents go up a few percentage points per year, keeping up with inflation. *and* your properties are appreciating, all the while.

Contract a property management company to run the things, if you're not up to the challenge.

Finally.

When you've enjoyed all the "retirement" that you can stand, after maybe 10 years of rental ownership, sell the whole portfolio to an institutional investor.

The proceeds of such ought to damn well cover the final times of a Moron or 'Ette.

You know, parties, debauchery, The Villages, all that.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 12:21 AM (QzJWU)

554 > I want land in Alaska.
> And a cabin.

https://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/landsales

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 23, 2020 12:22 AM (Ewo9R)

555 Nurse.
Cabelas sells a scoped, suppressed, hypersonic pellet rifle for less than $300.
SSS!
Shoot, Shovel, Shut up.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:23 AM (5RkWa)

556 Yes, that is annoyingly loud, nurse ratched.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:23 AM (MmFTx)

557 548 I can hear a fox screaming in my back yard. Must be mating season

Unluckily for the fox, it's otter mating season.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 23, 2020 12:18 AM (ykYG2)


Usually at my house when there's screaming there's no mating for awhile.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:24 AM (wGeit)

558 I want land in Alaska.
And a cabin.

I'll figure out the rest.
Or not.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 12:14 AM (PkVlr)

I know someone that has lots of acreage in Alaska for sale, very expensive. Not certain if they ever decided to break it up into smaller bits yet.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:24 AM (Rz2Nc)

559 Maybe a fake owl on the eaves would help deter them.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:25 AM (MmFTx)

560 I stoled it from Lew Grizzard.
Posted by: MarkY
-------

Funny dude. Died way too soon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 23, 2020 12:26 AM (CDGwz)

561 The best woodpecker sounds are when they find something metal on your house.

Posted by: ... at February 23, 2020 12:26 AM (Wge+f)

562 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

you're killing me here.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 23, 2020 12:26 AM (PkVlr)

563
Re: the fox mating.
Twice in the last two weeks, I've gone outside with the big searchlight and a small caliber to protect our cat... who ended up being in the house!
Foxes make weird noises.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:26 AM (5RkWa)

564 Funny dude. Died way too soon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 23, 2020 12:26 AM


I'm convinced he came back.

Think about it: if Lewis Grizzard was to be reincarnated, who and what would he come back as?

I think this is reincarnated Lewis Grizzard: https://tinyurl.com/sr8m4ba

Posted by: Bert G at February 23, 2020 12:29 AM (OMsf+)

565 Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above
Don't fence me in
Let me ride in the wide open country I love
Don't fence me in
Let me be by myself in the evening breeze
And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees
Send me off forever, but I ask you please
Don't fence me in

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:31 AM (NWiLs)

566 Love that Jethro Tull song

Posted by: Mike at February 23, 2020 12:33 AM (WWn8/)

567
https://youtu.be/imZjCbRuZ3c

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:33 AM (5RkWa)

568 I think this is reincarnated Lewis Grizzard: https://tinyurl.com/sr8m4ba
Posted by: Bert G
----

Well, yeah, powerful resemblance.

Mrs. H went to high school with him.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 23, 2020 12:33 AM (CDGwz)

569

Just saw a Bloomberg ad on MeTV. It was a black man who had been in prison. He says Mike will reform the criminal justice system.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 23, 2020 12:34 AM (aKsyK)

570 550 Oh, I'm sure you can find lower. Most people pay more, though, either in taxes or "county fees".

I'd be out of CA like a shot if not for family.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:08 AM (wGeit)

I'd move to CA. If it wasn't for politics, but then a lot of people leaving or wanting to leave would stay. I also double checked, our property taxes are 1800 a year now, wife handles that stuff. $1200 was in 2010.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:19 AM (Rz2Nc)


Oh, the weather's nice. But the politics is a killer. We're on the verge of a complete breakdown in order - shopkeepers in SF no longer bother to call the cops when people come in and take inventory without paying. The cops won't do anything, and if they did do something the DA wouldn't charge. The results are pretty predictable.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:34 AM (wGeit)

571 569

Just saw a Bloomberg ad on MeTV. It was a black man who had been in prison. He says Mike will reform the criminal justice system.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 23, 2020 12:34 AM (aKsyK)


How is that going to fly when so many people are on him for "stop & frisk"?

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:34 AM (wGeit)

572 Just give me a shack and plenty of quiet time to write my manifesto.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:35 AM (NWiLs)

573 So.....is it acceptable to bring girlfriends to MoMes?

I'm considering making a vacay with gf out of the road trip with the MoMe mixed in.

I hope nobody will make fun of her, she says things like "supposably" that make her an easy target for smart people, but I find it endearing.

I love to listen to her chatter about things.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:35 AM (MMC4G)

574 573 So.....is it acceptable to bring girlfriends to MoMes?

I'm considering making a vacay with gf out of the road trip with the MoMe mixed in.

I hope nobody will make fun of her, she says things like "supposably" that make her an easy target for smart people, but I find it endearing.

I love to listen to her chatter about things.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:35 AM (MMC4G)

We'll need some candid photos as part of the rigorous pre-screening process.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 23, 2020 12:37 AM (NWiLs)

575 Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 12:21 AM (QzJWU)

Good advice, as always, Jim. My wife had rentals, sold them all and invested, never will have rentals again. Low end rentals bad, high end rentals good. Selling the high end house was funny. The realtor called with an offer, wife and I were in New Orleans so we couldn't sign, the buyers we're heading out to Aspen for a few weeks. We just put it off for a month until everyone was back in town.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:38 AM (Rz2Nc)

576 >I hope nobody will make fun of her, she says things like "supposably" that make her an easy target for smart people, but I find it endearing.



I work with someone who mangles the language

the other day she said something was 'pernament'
she says supposably too
instead of being careful she says 'I was cautioned'

I can't say anything about it because it's widely believed at work that I have anger issues

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 23, 2020 12:40 AM (iTXRQ)

577 Bitter , I am bringing the bride on the honeymoon so it should be acceptable or there might be trouble. " shifty eyes,licks lips nervously ".

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:40 AM (tAuzy)

578 ..So.....is it acceptable to bring girlfriends to MoMes?

..I'm considering making a vacay with gf out of the road trip with the MoMe mixed in.

I hope nobody will make fun of her, she says things like "supposably" that make her an easy target for smart people, but I find it endearing.

I love to listen to her chatter about things.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:35 AM (MMC4G)



She'll fit right in. The MoMeet will likely adopt her.

You?

Work on the puppy-eyed look, would be my advice?


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 12:41 AM (QzJWU)

579 She is also an English language mangler
Drives me mad till I have to laugh .
.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:43 AM (tAuzy)

580 My aunt and my father-in-law both mangle proper nouns. It's adorable.

Posted by: no good deed at February 23, 2020 12:43 AM (MmFTx)

581 Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 12:41 AM (QzJWU)

....

Ha!

You guys always give such a warm, fuzzy feeling.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:44 AM (MMC4G)

582 Oh, the weather's nice. But the politics is a killer. We're on the verge of a complete breakdown in order - shopkeepers in SF no longer bother to call the cops when people come in and take inventory without paying. The cops won't do anything, and if they did do something the DA wouldn't charge. The results are pretty predictable.
Posted by: Ace's liver at February 23, 2020 12:34 AM (wGeit)

Yes, read about that here (Ohio), places will shutdown.

My wife is currently vacationing out that way, San Jose, she knows the way.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:45 AM (Rz2Nc)

583 My wife (now of 42 years) had only read some words, and never heard them pronounced. One time, she mentoned the outside of a building, which she pronounced "fuckaid." You can imagine the hilarity that ensued (entirely one-sided," Then there was the time she called something "ptch white." But she's come a long way. But still amusing.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:45 AM (HuH1F)

584 Pitch white.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:46 AM (HuH1F)

585
I love to listen to her chatter about things.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

I don't know about the MoMes, but I have a wife that is brilliant, but undereducated.
She knows the words, but has rarely heard half of them.
How can you not like someone like that?
She's read then all, and has established her own pronunciation. Kinda like when you watch a movie of a book you love, and they pronounce the words or names differently.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:46 AM (5RkWa)

586 Charles took me a while, facard?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:48 AM (tAuzy)

587 Facade.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:49 AM (HuH1F)

588 I love to listen to her chatter about things.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:35 AM (MMC4G)

She sounds lovely, I'm certain it'll be just fine.

I like my wife's voice too, I just find it odd when she begins conversations with "you didn't listen to a word I said".

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 12:50 AM (Rz2Nc)

589 By the way, NZ Frank. I'd love to meet you sometime after all, I see to recall you have an M2.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:51 AM (HuH1F)

590 ..I don't know about the MoMes, but I have a wife that is brilliant, but undereducated.

She knows the words, but has rarely heard half of them.

How can you not like someone like that?

She's read then all, and has established her own pronunciation. Kinda like when you watch a movie of a book you love, and they pronounce the words or names differently.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:46 AM (5RkWa)



No mockery. She sounds a treasure.

And yet I've been forced into professional proximity with too many credentialed cretins with impeccable verbal skills, and not the brainpower with which to ignite a fart.

Bring her with you to the TxMoMeet. We'll all be the better for you being there.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 12:53 AM (QzJWU)

591
I love to listen to her theories about things.

I just get her started and then sit back and listen. She makes me smile a lot.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 23, 2020 12:55 AM (MMC4G)

592
Jim
We won't do the Tex Mo Meet.
There's some interest in a MidWest MO meet. Perhaps then.
We're gonna go to Nawlins for our first vacay in about 5 years next month. And that's for a family thang.
Small biz is a trial.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 12:58 AM (5RkWa)

593 Mrs. Simple is probably the smartest person I know. Why she's with me, I have no idea. She deserved beter.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:58 AM (HuH1F)

594 Charles love to meet also. Why yes I do have an M2 in the bigger Browning calibre.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 12:59 AM (tAuzy)

595 Bitter Clinger. Mark Y.


Y'all be at the Tx Mo Meet. Bring your ladies.

Why?

They're from my roots. I had to learn it all the hard way, from scratch. Up from nothing, with no more edumakashun than High School.

I've fumbled my way through more than a word or six.

Which is why I'm a better writer that talker, and always have been.

Still, at the Mo Meets? Your ladies will shine![/] I've absolutely no doubt whatsoever.

Just please be sure they groom your respective pelts, first, too?

Me, I'll just pick up a fresh pelt from the cleaners.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 01:00 AM (QzJWU)

596 Thank God for close tags.

I'm clearly not firing on all cylinders, here. And another long day on the road for work, tomorrow.

But, glutton for punishment, and near barreling.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 01:03 AM (QzJWU)

597 You misunderstand Jim. We run a small biz. We can't get away.
Not that we don't want to.
It's truly a big damn deal to get away.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 01:03 AM (5RkWa)

598 NZ Frank- I've looked into a pedestal-mounted 1917 (semi-auto) for my WWII Jeep. I probably won't ($$) But it calls out for one.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:05 AM (HuH1F)

599 My wife is smarter and a better person than me. She loves me, and gets me, too. I'm rather lucky that way.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 01:06 AM (Rz2Nc)

600 Take her Charles take her roughly and now. You won't regret it and she needs a new daddy.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 01:08 AM (tAuzy)

601 Mrs. Simple is probably the smartest person I know. Why she's with me, I have no idea. She deserved beter.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 12:58 AM (HuH1F)

I know the feeling. I just figure she's studying me, to see what dumb ass thing I do next.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 01:09 AM (Rz2Nc)

602 I'm convinced that God commanded men to observe tafillah, and not women, not because men were special but because men were more fallen. Women pray and look out for others. Men have to be TOLD to.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:12 AM (HuH1F)

603 Southern states whining bout property yaxes n' taxes.....(spits)

trying to build a decent long house on wheels to beat feet outa Cali where Taxing to death is a 2020 campaign logo.


and the Getty Boy wants doctors to be able to write prescriptions for housing.....(the BIG one is pending shortly fer sure.) Hey doc?? how bout a prescription to euthanize most politicians in Sacto?

Nothing like a good start if ever was....

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:13 AM (kFkpX)

604 ..You misunderstand Jim. We run a small biz. We can't get away.
Not that we don't want to.
It's truly a big damn deal to get away.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 01:03 AM (5RkWa)



Oh, you have NO idea of what you've just done.

You've called for and cause a Major Mo Meet to be soon summed from the aether, and to constitute itself near to your town, organize itself within the bounds of your commerce, and otherwise just dump itself upon your lap at the most inconvenient and inopportune time.

You'd might as well just fess up and tell us the "where", so we can figure the "when".

You see, we do have a particular talent, a unique skill set. We will track you. We will find you. And we will Mo Meet you.

*presses "end" on phone*

You know what to do, Horde. You. Know. What. To. Do.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 01:13 AM (QzJWU)

605 Trust me Frank, I do, but at 29+ and 10 more, it's getting harder (or not, IYKWIM) I didn't really thinl I'd get this old.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:15 AM (HuH1F)

606
Yeah, Jim.
You come on heah, and organize that thang!
It will be done, I'm sure. But I ain't gonna do it

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 01:17 AM (5RkWa)

607 Oh, and Frank, read #3 and#6 and #7. Gonna hafta wait a coupla days. Hah.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:17 AM (HuH1F)

608 Night all

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2020 01:18 AM (5RkWa)

609 No worries.Your jeep will talk to you and tell what you should do.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 01:19 AM (tAuzy)

610 Read connect and comments, I know amateur, but I'm an old fart. I rarely comment but I just want to say this place is informative, imaginative, and fun. The most amusing place on the web.

Posted by: parker at February 23, 2020 01:19 AM (0RwPz)

611 Well that was F**kin awkward to even read....let alone comprehend.....but people come and people go ....so

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:22 AM (kFkpX)

612 Get well Charles. Nighty night from me.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 23, 2020 01:23 AM (tAuzy)

613 Parker, I selectively comment. Everyone here is more witty than I. But please, add your voice. And it IS the best place on the web.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:24 AM (HuH1F)

614 Speakin of jeeps.....stop me if I've shared the tail of my 1st daily driver....... a 42 Willy's

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:24 AM (kFkpX)

615 Goodnight good people!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 23, 2020 01:26 AM (Rz2Nc)

616 it's a very bushy tale.......

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:30 AM (kFkpX)

617 Mine's a 47 but it's like Washington's axe. There's nothing original. The frame is WWII, with the machine gun mount. Original L4 ? engine, blah blah blah Body's a 47 with the tailgate, though. My daughter bought it off the intrnet when she was 18. She just turned 35. The $2000 rebuild only cost me $10,000, so I consider it a bargain. Ahem.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:32 AM (HuH1F)

618 NZFrank, feeding the M2 is costly, no? I mean if it's being used much.

Range where I volunteer occasionally gets ships' companies doing their qualifications, and they bring M2s. Of course the things completely obliterate the target stands (just wood stakes sitting in a metal base, intended for paper targets on cardboard backers). One day a lieutenant apologized to a couple of us ROs, we were laughing and said "that's what you're here for!".

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 01:34 AM (El6T/)

619 With the passing of the greatest generation (there too), it's probably faded away, but "Willys" was the Russian word for jeep, of course picked up during WWII with the zillion jeeps provided under Lend-Lease.

I've noticed that Russian WWII films often are quite accurate in showing jeeps as the primary small vehicle for officers and others. So they must have a stock of them restored for movie use.

In the late '70s I saw a US jeep caisson that was being used as the trailer for a big tank of a beverage being sold in a park (kvas). Quite a thing.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 01:38 AM (El6T/)

620 617

If I was not just a stupid 20 sumthin in the early 80's, who sold it to a rancher in Pasa Robles for what I paid for it in 1975 (1,100.00) cuz money was tight....did a frame up restore....and hung on to it....be worth 40,000.00 on today's market....yep.

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:39 AM (kFkpX)

621 40th anniversary of "The Game".

Many of the proper vintage won't even require any explanation of *which* game that was.

Younger folks might wonder where the "USA!" chant first became popular, and why.

I had heard the result on the radio before the delayed replay on TV was broadcast. Watched the replay with two friends - they didn't know.

I kept it to myself. I remember, with the tension building in the 2nd half of the 3rd period, that I sort of forgot that I already knew who won, and got caught up with my friends' excitement and worry that the Soviets would tie the score.

Amazing time.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 01:44 AM (El6T/)

622 Well, we did a frame-up resto- except for the body. ALMOST everything else was replaced- frame, steering wheel, steering box, brakes (upgraded to 10"), transmission, seat frames, radiator, windshield and glass, rear end. It's easier to say what wasn't replaced.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:46 AM (HuH1F)

623 Oh, and of course springs and shocks.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 23, 2020 01:48 AM (HuH1F)

624 ..Yeah, Jim.

You come on heah, and organize that thang!

It will be done, I'm sure. But I ain't gonna do it.



The Horde will self-organize, and do it.

It is the way of our people.

Morons like me, do out best to throw some support into the effort, fund it where possible, and cheerlead it into success, otherwise.

Our record speaks of success.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2020 01:50 AM (QzJWU)

625 619

Willy's a Russian name? Not even dude...WTF???

Willy's Overland was an american car company that went into competition for the Army contract with Ford and a couple of other small timers to produce a 1/4 ton general purpose transport vehicle.

Russian......sorry

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 01:50 AM (kFkpX)

626 As I said, the Russians used "Willys" to refer to the jeep, which they received in their thousands and relied on during the war. Didn't say it was a Russian word or name, obviously.

Any more than "Studebaker" - also the word used for heavy trucks, for the same reason - was a Russian name.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 23, 2020 02:12 AM (El6T/)

627 GAZ dude.....GAZ

They made the GAZ, GAZ-21, Yugo and other stalwart screaming hunks of Russkie automotive.....huh.....well.....

junk......and you usually had to wait 5 to 10 years to take delivery on one of these beauties if you were living in Mother Russia

Dah

Posted by: Nightwatch stone axe smith at February 23, 2020 02:18 AM (kFkpX)

628 Latinx ralley to bernie sanders in nevada caucuses thanks to AOC spanish language campaigning for him. AOC is laying the ground work for presidential run in 2024 if bernie doesn't make it.

Posted by: raimondo at February 23, 2020 02:25 AM (liNK+)

629 thanks to AOC spanish language campaigning

What "Spanish language campaigning"?

I don't think AOC actually knows Spanish, other than kitchen Spanish. I've certainly never heard her give a speech in Spanish.

Her father was born in the Bronx, and her mother strikes me as the sort of upwardly-mobile parent who would insist that English be spoken in the house, so her kids could get ahead.

AOC is laying the ground work for presidential run in 2024 if bernie doesn't make it.

That would be just hilarious.

Bernie's going to get slaughtered in the general election, so therefore AOC's political star is on the rise.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 23, 2020 02:41 AM (I2/tG)

630 The commies will be all out to steal the EC vote tallies. $10 million will not be enough. $1 billion might be.

Posted by: parker at February 23, 2020 02:49 AM (0RwPz)

631 Feel the burn.

Posted by: USNtakim at February 23, 2020 02:51 AM (0OmEj)

632 Bernie's going to get slaughtered in the general election, so therefore AOC's political star is on the rise.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 23, 2020 02:41 AM (I2/tG)


If AOC survives the primary then the election. She's got Dems running against her in the primary as well as Republicans in the general. She had a cake walk her first go 'round as Crowley didn't take her seriously and did not really campaign. (He even sent a surrogate Spanish speaker to one 'debate' and not bothering to show up himself, that's how serious he took AOC.) Then, in the general, she was up against someone who was just a name on the ballot as he didn't campaign, either. This time, she's going to actually have to campaign and I don't think those campaign stops are going to be super friendly after the Amazon fiasco, along with her idiotic statements overall.

Let's just say I hope she's a shooting star that burns up in the 'campaign' atmosphere and fades quick. Her supporting radical Dem candidates against Dem incumbents won't endear her to the Party, either, which means no DNC campaign money. Napoleon Soda sure ain't gonna give her any money.

I'm not saying her seat is flippable, but it could happen as NYC is fed up with progressive laws like the No Bail Law and the sanctuary bullshit. Plus, Trump has really long coattails.

Posted by: RickZ at February 23, 2020 02:56 AM (Y8PSl)

633 Sleepy, pleasant dreams to all. Prosper and learn to reload. For me that means 38/357, and 308.

Posted by: parker at February 23, 2020 02:59 AM (0RwPz)

634 OK, who from the Horde lives in New Orleans?

https://tinyurl.com/uthy3zc

Posted by: Bert G at February 23, 2020 03:12 AM (OMsf+)

635 Well shit -- Betelgeuse didn't go supernova (this time). After a period of getting unusually dimmer, it has begun brightening again, a cycle it repeats about every 430 days.

When this puppy blows, it will as bright as the full moon in our skies for months or years. Astronomers expect ole Beetlejuice to go nova sometime within the next 100k years, but if it don't get its ass in gear I'm gonna miss it.

Sad.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 23, 2020 03:21 AM (Bj+ND)

636
Astronomers expect ole Beetlejuice to go nova sometime within the next 100k years, but if it don't get its ass in gear I'm gonna miss it.

Sad.
Posted by: GnuBreed

======

Take heart, the Earth is 4.5 billion years old and you are living during the 8 where Donald trump is president.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 23, 2020 03:28 AM (G51Gf)

637 A tweet from Cap'n "Cuck" Kristol:

Occasionally my fellow Americans disappoint me.

We are not worthy of him, are we?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 23, 2020 03:36 AM (I2/tG)

638 Take heart, the Earth is 4.5 billion years old and you are living during the 8 where Donald trump is president.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 23, 2020 03:28 AM (G51Gf)


I want both, dammit. Besides, just think -- With our nights well lit, criminals will have a harder time doing burglaries, and the Dems would blame Trump for both causing the supernova and ruining criminal careers.

On the brighter side, Bill Kristol has the sadz because of Bernie's NV win, and is faced having to support the commie. lolgf Bill.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 23, 2020 03:40 AM (Bj+ND)

639 Trump will beat commie Bernie like a rented mule.

Posted by: Vic at February 23, 2020 03:45 AM (mpXpK)

640 Hope.

Posted by: The Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistic Appreciation Association, AoSHQ Coven at February 23, 2020 03:48 AM (DMUuz)

641
On the brighter side, Bill Kristol has the sadz because of Bernie's NV win, and is faced having to support the commie. lolgf Bill.
Posted by: GnuBreed

=======

Now that right there lights up my sky.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 23, 2020 03:50 AM (G51Gf)

642 Atung! Attention morons AOC will win NY 14. Fox news sent reporter into AOC's district to talk to her constituents who opposed her re-election. They couldn't find any! Numerous corporate stooges running against her in primary will split what few votes against her their will be. Oh! and she has over $4 million dollars from small donations and more coming in all the time!
A message if you know your enemy and yourself as QOC does you will not fear the out come of a hundred battles. If you know neither like morons here you will always lose. Most school rooms in heavily latinx districts have picture of AOC on the wall not drumpf! The young latinas love her.

Posted by: raimondo at February 23, 2020 04:37 AM (liNK+)

643

So it's now obvious that pete buttsex didn't even come close in Iowa.



Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 23, 2020 04:46 AM (n/O3c)

644

Bernie Sanders' campaign slogan is
"Aperture To Believe In"?

As in anal aperture, I guess.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 23, 2020 04:48 AM (n/O3c)

645
Oh wait, my mistake.

The slogan is "A Future To Believe In."

A fyoo-chah tah bahleev in.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 23, 2020 04:49 AM (n/O3c)

646
We now live in a country when a major political party's nominee for president could be a candidate who is running to the Left of Jill Stein.


*Jill Stein in 2016

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 23, 2020 04:52 AM (n/O3c)

647 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 23, 2020 05:03 AM (arJlL)

648
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 23, 2020 05:15 AM (/aKd3)

649 How is everyone this fine morning?

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 05:30 AM (ZCEU2)

650
g'mornin, Skip

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 23, 2020 05:31 AM (/aKd3)

651 Looks like someone is getting paid overtime.

Posted by: jsg at February 23, 2020 05:35 AM (fy8qB)

652 Coffee first, but want to make apple pancakes or maybe a Dutch Baby.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 05:42 AM (ZCEU2)

653 The American Communist Party usually backs the Democrat candidate for President. I am sure they would be very happy with commie Bernie.

Posted by: Vic at February 23, 2020 05:46 AM (mpXpK)

654 Sadly Crazy Uncle Joe is a distant second in Nevada, and only tied for first in SC polling.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2020 05:46 AM (ZCEU2)

655 EMT up

Posted by: Vic at February 23, 2020 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

656 350 Or was her candidacy already dead?

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2020 11:16 PM

It's only mostly dead.

Posted by: ALH at February 22, 2020 11:18 PM

So if he is endorsing her, I guess that makes Obama her "Miracle Max".

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 23, 2020 01:19 PM (gWGi6)

657 Scary Stories around the Fire,Indoors with the doors locked and the windows closed and the shades drawn

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 24, 2020 05:12 PM (wGqjj)

658 @ 91

I used to use my own bags at stores. Then I heard Illinois was going to tax bags so we started collecting them. We have a gazillion but apparently Illinois isn't going to tax them in the near future.

We use them to collect dog poop and as garbage bags. So we need some. I wasn't about to pay for the damn things. Funny thing all these idiots so why not stop plastic bags when you bend them at grocery stores then they buy more for the garbage it actually increases the sale of plastic bags. Idiots.4

Posted by: Farmer at February 25, 2020 12:48 AM (EOupA)

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