Overnight Open Thread (1-5-2014)

Quote of the Day I

In short, he puts it, "the West has maintained the dominant narrative of 'Russia in Crimea' whereas the true narrative is 'USA in Ukraine.'" That's despite the fact that Russia is, you know, in Crimea, and a good chunk of the rest of Ukraine besides, while, sure, the U.S. is currently sending dehydrated burritos to a legitimately elected government.

-- Patrick Bennan in Oliver Stone's Gonna Oliver Stone

Quote of the Day II

This presumption of guilt is absolutely crucial to collectivism.  The Left must teach its subjects to think of themselves as criminals.  That's the only way law-abiding people will endure levels of coercive power that would normally require specific accusations, a fair trial, and the possibility of appeals.  Social-justice "crimes" can be prosecuted without any of those things.  There is no appeal from the sentence, and no statute of limitations on the crimes, as any left-winger who thinks today's American citizens need to suffer for the historical offense of slavery will be happy to explain to you.  There's no evidence you can present in your defense, for the Left has read your mind, and knows better than you what demons lurk in its recesses.

This is one reason the Left dislikes the trappings of constitutional law and order.  The presumption of innocence is highly inconvenient for social crusades; it's the antithesis of collective political "justice."

-- John Hayward

WeaselZippers Hacked For Posting Top Secret, Racist #BlackBrunch Protest Manual

Lefties Spam Twitter With Lie That Officer Liu's Widow Asked Police Not to Turn Their Backs on de Blasio

The Bad 70s and 80s are Slowly Returning to NYC

The three-card-monte scammers are back as well as the squeegee men and now you have the Sunday sermon-hijackers.

Mexico Deported More People in 2014 Than the US Did

Mexico's Pistol-Packing Priest

"Four of my friends have been killed, and three of my trucks have been stolen," he said, explaining that his ministry to drug addicts and the sick takes him through the back roads of central Mexico, where it is wise, he said, to be armed. The youngest of 10 children in a wealthy family with a long history of military service and fine marksmanship, Gallegos boasts 'I can shoot five Pepsi cans from a wall in a few seconds, from 25 meters. I can't do it anymore, though. The bishop says it's bad for the image of the church. But what am I supposed to do? I can't help it people come to look me up, in stead of the bishop.'

mexpistolpriest

And the 2014 Blue Falcon Stolen Valor Award Goes to...

Frank Joseph Visconi of Tennessee whose obsessive persistence led him to spend eight years trying to get awards inserted into his service records until 6th Circuit Court of Appeals finally declared them false and dismissed his suit.

Visconi was actually an honorably-discharged Marine Vietnam Vet. He was a supply clerk (which we're sure you'll agree, is a much underappreciated field of endeavor). Visconi, in later years, began claiming combat awards including the Purple Heart, about which his story has changed. He attempted to get the awards inserted in his military records but failed, and failed spectacularly: on appeal, he actually brought the case to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which shot him down, noting that the Bronze Star and Purple Heart citations he provided were determined by the appropriate authorities to be, quote, "not authentic."

visconi_Frank

The NY Times smears Louisiana conservatives by saying they're all David Duke

Because Louisianans only discovered their love of lower taxes when David Duke proposed lowering them.

The second flaw is that, if you actually read beyond the lede, the article provides no evidence whatsoever that Louisiana embraced the uglier parts of Duke's 1991 platform. Instead, the article offers a single apples to oranges comparison, and then pretends that they're both the same fruit.  A mild fisking is now in order:

'Mr. Duke supported forcing welfare recipients to take birth control. Now there are near-perennial attempts by members of the Louisiana Legislature to give welfare recipients drug tests.'

Do you see any correlation whatsoever between forcing welfare recipients to take birth control (which could be construed as a eugenics thing because a disproportionate number of blacks are on welfare), versus mandating drug tests to ensure that Louisiana voters aren't subsidizing voluntary behavior that leads to an inability to work? I don't.

Powerline Fisks Pope Francis

Why does global warming make people say such dumb things.

The publication will be a reminder to American political conservatives that Pope Francis defies all attempt to label him as one thing or another. He is neither conservative, nor liberal, but he is Catholic.

But what he is not is a scientist. So he really ought to refrain from lecturing others on scientific matters.

The Democratic Party's Long Embrace of Al Sharpton

And Insty's thoughts on 'Shakedown' Sharpton:

IT WOULD BE CHEAPER TO HAVE HIM KILLED, AND IN MOST COUNTRIES THAT'S WHAT WOULD HAPPEN: How Sharpton gets paid to not cry 'racism' at corporations.

So I guess his loathsome existence is, in a way, proof of just how civilized we are.

Don Surber: I Had a Great Year

2014 was a great year for me. My closest sister died, and after 30 years, the Charleston Daily Mail fired me. Both events made my life better.

Viral Video Of Homeless Good Samaritan is a Hoax

Damn That Jimmy Carter!

historys_head_up_its_ass

The Best Mugshots of 2014

mug122 mug132

Meet 'Double Header': The Man With Two Penises

He also said his family were supportive during his 'hellish' teenage years, reassuring him that he was 'unique' and not a 'freak show'.

The man, believed to be American, previously revealed in an 'Ask Me Anything' thread that he has one pair of testicles which split into two fully-formed penises that are individually able to achieve erection and climax.

The Yahoo AoSHQ group - it's got electrolytes.

And my twitter thang.

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Comments

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1 Early OOT. First!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 05, 2015 09:13 PM (NeFrd)

2 Hello, ONT. Content time!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 09:16 PM (R6hsf)

3 Turd!

Posted by: ALH at January 05, 2015 09:17 PM (btTLZ)

4 Wow early

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:17 PM (A4oX7)

5 WZ must read

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:17 PM (A4oX7)

6 Is that Taxi Driver or someone copying it?

Posted by: Brutus at January 05, 2015 09:17 PM (pmzey)

7 This show you what happens when you elect a South American Marxist as pope.

Never liked the guy.

It was a little strange how Benedict
just up and quit, something is just not
right with this Pope.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 05, 2015 09:18 PM (gcTzl)

8 "The man, believed to be American, previously revealed in an 'Ask Me Anything' thread that he has one pair of testicles which split into two fully-formed penises that are individually able to achieve erection and climax."

I REALLY hope that surgical options are available to those those us who want and can afford that type of penile upgrade?!?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 05, 2015 09:19 PM (Am9Tn)

9 Whoa, I have to check out the story of the hot-chick mugshot.


Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 05, 2015 09:19 PM (AC0lD)

10 The Pope is strange. He wears funny clothes too. :]

Posted by: Brutus at January 05, 2015 09:20 PM (pmzey)

11 My work here is complete. And now I must shut it down, for tomorrow I drive 250 miles through the mountains to work. Hope the roads are clear. Stay safe y'all.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 05, 2015 09:20 PM (NeFrd)

12 Far out, man!

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:20 PM (MQEz6)

13 'Sup MO-rons!! What are we drinking?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 05, 2015 09:21 PM (60Vyp)

14 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 05, 2015 09:20 PM (NeFrd)

Be safe our punster

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:21 PM (A4oX7)

15 Wow, Barney Rubble got arrested? Wonder what he did?

Posted by: State drone at January 05, 2015 09:21 PM (9xjez)

16 the 90s are the new 70s

Posted by: n at January 05, 2015 09:22 PM (iBXmZ)

17 This show you what happens when you elect a South American Marxist as pope.



Never liked the guy.



It was a little strange how Benedict

just up and quit, something is just not

right with this Pope.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 05, 2015 09:18 PM (gcTzl)



I cannot stand the man. After John Paul II and Benedict XVI, how did we end up with is lefty cretin?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 05, 2015 09:23 PM (3UGBQ)

18 Commies interuoting brunch in Manhattan is one thing, Commies blocking bacon shipments is a very differnt thing altogether.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:23 PM (MQEz6)

19 Cool!

Posted by: killerdog at January 05, 2015 09:23 PM (fPIEX)

20 13 'Sup MO-rons!! What are we drinking?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 05, 2015 09:21 PM (60Vyp)

A nice Zin, bourbon later.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:24 PM (MQEz6)

21 The redhead prostitute twins are kinda hot....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 09:24 PM (R6hsf)

22 Holy early ONT, batman!

Evening horde. Back to work. I have decided that work is stupid.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at January 05, 2015 09:25 PM (e+1S5)

23 That's despite the fact that Russia is, you know, in Crimea, and a good chunk of the rest of Ukraine besides, while, sure, the U.S. is currently sending dehydrated burritos to a legitimately elected government.

Dunno. There was this revolution last year that deposed the previously legitimately elected government before the current mess.

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 09:26 PM (0NdlF)

24 Hehe...mugshot girl is from Raleigh.

Evening!

Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:26 PM (doBIb)

25 I don't know how I feel about Adam Carolla getting rid of Alison Rosen. I always thought she was the wittiest out of a very witty group. A lot of her wit was talked over just because of the style of the show. Apparently Carolla just didn't feel she worked as a side kick though I never got a hint of that on air.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 09:27 PM (3jmxp)

26 You lookin at ME?

Are You lookin at me?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 05, 2015 09:27 PM (XmOA9)

27 Where is trsblke's baby? I have the 11:05 pm slot called, but I'll be asleep by then.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 09:28 PM (dFi94)

28 Yay! Raleigh mugshots!

Hiya EC

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:28 PM (A4oX7)

29 Happy-ish Monday Evening all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at January 05, 2015 09:28 PM (P+IZm)

30 My 2015 White Privaledge Card arrived in the mail today.

It's a Platinum card which means I can deny justice to people of color anytime, anywhere with no extra fees.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:29 PM (MQEz6)

31 Wut up, MH?

Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:29 PM (doBIb)

32
re: the supposed penis man:

...but admits he can never reveal his identity because his life 'would never, ever be the same again'

and then this little factoid about the anonymous man:

'If Superman revealed to the world he was Clark Kent, he would never ever be left alone,' he explained

...

The bisexual man claims to have slept with more than 1,000 men and women



Yeah, way to be anonymous, you putz.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 09:29 PM (PtGcE)

33 Alison Rosen made a joke about killing Palin. Christopher Titus shared the joke but took ALL the heat because conservatives love her for some reason (I think she was on Red Eye twice).

Posted by: Pmzey at January 05, 2015 09:29 PM (pmzey)

34 Hello my precious poppets.

Spent the day doing compliance training instead of my actual effing job.

Hoping for a snow day tomorrow. If I am forced to go to work I'm declaring Nerf Jihad and there WILL be an office nerf war.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 05, 2015 09:29 PM (KH1sk)

35 The Pope knows nothing about global warming or economics. It's astounding to me that Argentina, which was one of the richest countries in the world until Peron wrecked the economy, continues to embrace statism under the guise of populism. Er, mi amigos, it's not working.

But Catholics are not obligated to agree with the Pope on everything, only articles of faith. I just dislike it because he's a powerful voice and he's using his pulpit largely to reinforce conventional leftist thinking, instead of bucking the tide the way Benedict did.

But that's to be expected from a Jesuit They used to be a conservative order until the 60's and Vatican II. The reason Catholic universities like Georgetown and Marquette no longer seem very Catholic is because they are Jesuit institutions.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 09:29 PM (+XMAD)

36 21 The redhead prostitute twins are kinda hot....
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015

So are the diseases

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:29 PM (A4oX7)

37 25 I don't know how I feel about Adam Carolla getting rid of Alison Rosen. I always thought she was the wittiest out of a very witty group. A lot of her wit was talked over just because of the style of the show. Apparently Carolla just didn't feel she worked as a side kick though I never got a hint of that on air.
Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 09:27 PM (3jmxp)


Yeah and four years later seems like a long time to decide that someone just isn't working as a sidekick. I suspect there's something else going on.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 05, 2015 09:30 PM (wqVD1)

38
I don't know the figure, maybe half?, but if you put something on TV, or in the newspaper, or on the internet, most people will believe it.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 09:31 PM (PtGcE)

39 Spent the day doing compliance training instead of my actual effing job.


Mine were all online courses where I could fast forward through. It was great shrinking a 2-hour training down to 3 minutes.

Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:31 PM (doBIb)

40 I just now noticed the mugshots.

What was Ace arrested for?

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 09:32 PM (+XMAD)

41
31 Wut up, MH?

Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:29 PM

Just enjoying Global Warming high of -2 today

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:32 PM (A4oX7)

42 36 21 The redhead prostitute twins are kinda hot....
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015

So are the diseases
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:29 PM (A4oX7)

Sounds like Ricardo hasn't seen Taxi Driver.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:33 PM (MQEz6)

43 "So are the diseases"


Heh.



Yeah.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 09:33 PM (R6hsf)

44 Bottom picture with Jodie Foster from "Taxi Driver".
Brain flash from '76. Weird...

Posted by: ChrisP at January 05, 2015 09:33 PM (UQus3)

45 hi all

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at January 05, 2015 09:34 PM (9GG/0)

46 The current Pope is a big fake-out.

The other Pope is still the real Pope. But do you see anything about him in the news? Nope. Great trick, eh? This other guy is like a body double, in function.

Don't tell the devil.

Oh, and good evening, early ONTers.

Posted by: mindful webworker - the ologian at January 05, 2015 09:34 PM (ACs58)

47 "Sounds like Ricardo hasn't seen Taxi Driver."



No I haven't....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 09:34 PM (R6hsf)

48 Posted by: Maetenloch at January 05, 2015 09:30 PM (wqVD1)

You and me both. I wonder if she still has her own podcast. That would be a sign of something more .

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 09:34 PM (3jmxp)

49 Heya chemjeff

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:34 PM (A4oX7)

50 The hot chick was arrested for drug possession. Sad, when she looks that cute and still has signs of life in her eyes.

I like girls that show signs of life.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 05, 2015 09:35 PM (AC0lD)

51 Can a man with two penises be said to be "blighted"? Wouldn't he be "blessed"?

Okay, Horde, what pet names would you give your penii?

Bang and Olufsen
Thing 1 and Thing 2
Master and Blaster

Wonder Twins, activate!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 05, 2015 09:36 PM (KH1sk)

52 Just enjoying Global Warming high of -2 today


We were up to 50 today. Warming up alright.

Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:36 PM (doBIb)

53 "Gallegos boasts 'I can shoot five Pepsi cans from a wall in a few seconds, from 25 meters. I can't do it anymore, though. The bishop says it's bad for the image of the church. But what am I supposed to do? "

I want this guy to be Pope.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 09:37 PM (+XMAD)

54
I like girls that show signs of life.

A pulse is nice, yes, but not necessary.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 09:37 PM (PtGcE)

55 The other Pope is still the real Pope. But do you see anything about him in the news? Nope. Great trick, eh? This other guy is like a body double, in function.

So is the real Pope on some Special Ops mission to Save the Lost or something?

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 09:38 PM (0NdlF)

56 @51 Scary Peace Sign?

Posted by: Pmzey at January 05, 2015 09:38 PM (pmzey)

57 "I want this guy to be Pope."


Official Papal name:

Pistol Packin' Pope Pious (and you better watch your ass)

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 09:39 PM (R6hsf)

58 EC glad the holidays are over.

Later this month an indoor range opens up 20 miles up the road. I'm excited.,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:39 PM (A4oX7)

59 Someday...a real rain will come.

Posted by: Travis Bickel at January 05, 2015 09:39 PM (EDYaR)

60 Bet the double header is a big time player with the ladies.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 05, 2015 09:39 PM (R5HRU)

61 So, if Boner is booted tomorrow, how should the Horde celebrate?

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:39 PM (MQEz6)

62 I was too young to know at the time, but was there a lot of hysteria about Taxi Driver back in the day when it was found to be an obsession of John Hinckley? I've assumed now, and I've thought about how it would play out in today's logic deprived world.

Posted by: Dave S. at January 05, 2015 09:40 PM (UvR6d)

63 A guy at my school had double penis'. They called him "Corn Fork".

Posted by: Pmzey at January 05, 2015 09:40 PM (pmzey)

64 "This other guy is like a body double, in function. "

Not a good theory, since Francis is considerably more leftist than Benedict. If he was Bennie's body double, his world view would be more similiar to Benedicts.

Nah. Francis is, I am sorry to say, a Jesuit doing and saying Jesuit things.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 09:41 PM (+XMAD)

65 58 EC glad the holidays are over.

Later this month an indoor range opens up 20 miles up the road. I'm excited.,
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:39 PM (A4oX7)




Me too. This Christmas was just stressful. I didn't enjoy it as much as I used to.


Awesome news on the range. Can you rent canoes and boats there too?


Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:41 PM (doBIb)

66 Of course, this was my favorite arrest last year - and she's kind of cute.

http://tinyurl.com/ongwoq9


Call
me old fashioned, but if you have a girlfriend like her, you pay for
her Deep Throat desensitizing spray. She can pay you back later.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 05, 2015 09:42 PM (AC0lD)

67 Being hacked by lefties is the internet equivalent to having your house be rolled with TP, and equally as juvenile.

Posted by: ALH at January 05, 2015 09:42 PM (btTLZ)

68 Must be pretty exhausting keeping two dicks happy.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:42 PM (MQEz6)

69 65 58
Awesome news on the range. Can you rent canoes and boats there too?

Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:41 PM (

It is funny that you asked that, across the street is the Red Ceda River......

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:43 PM (A4oX7)

70
Gabriel Malor gabrielmalor

I'm skeptical of the Boehner critics because I think catering to nutjobs will not advance conservatism. Yes, that's namecalling. I know.

NB: GM has long insisted he's not a "conservative" but a "Republican", so -- thanks for the free advice.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 09:43 PM (kdS6q)

71 Posted by: Dave S. at January 05, 2015 09:40 PM (UvR6

No not really. It was just part of the case .

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 09:44 PM (3jmxp)

72 68 Must be pretty exhausting keeping two dicks happy.



Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:42 PM (MQEz6)

I bet Sandra Fluke is up to the task.

Posted by: ALH at January 05, 2015 09:44 PM (btTLZ)

73 What up, fappers? Not being Catholic I don't give a shit what the pope says, any more than any other public figure.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 05, 2015 09:44 PM (mx5oN)

74 "This presumption of guilt is absolutely crucial to
collectivism. The Left must teach its subjects to think of themselves
as criminals. That's the only way law-abiding people will endure levels
of coercive power"

Oooh, that's a mighty good quote there. White guilt immediately leaps to mind.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at January 05, 2015 09:44 PM (rldyO)

75 Must be pretty exhausting keeping two dicks happy.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:42 PM (MQEz6)


he's ambidextrous

Posted by: n at January 05, 2015 09:45 PM (iBXmZ)

76 WZ is still down.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 05, 2015 09:45 PM (mx5oN)

77 69 65 58
Awesome news on the range. Can you rent canoes and boats there too?

Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:41 PM (

It is funny that you asked that, across the street is the Red Ceda River......
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:43 PM (A4oX7)




Perfect!

Posted by: EC at January 05, 2015 09:45 PM (doBIb)

78
What up, fappers? Not being Catholic I don't give a shit what the Pope says, any more than any other public figure.
Posted by: Insomniac




*cough* Bishop of Rome *cough*

Posted by: Martin Luther

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 09:46 PM (kdS6q)

79

NB: GM has long insisted he's not a "conservative" but a "Republican", so -- thanks for the free advice.

He's an obama voter.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 09:46 PM (PtGcE)

80 74 "This presumption of guilt is absolutely crucial to
collectivism. The Left must teach its subjects to think of themselves
as criminals. That's the only way law-abiding people will endure levels
of coercive power"

Oooh, that's a mighty good quote there. White guilt immediately leaps to mind.
Posted by: Aslan's Girl at January 05, 2015 09:44 PM (rldyO)

That idea was addressed in Atlas Shrugged IIRC.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 05, 2015 09:46 PM (mx5oN)

81 70
Gabriel Malor gabrielmalor

I'm skeptical of the Boehner critics because I think catering to nutjobs will not advance conservatism. Yes, that's namecalling. I know.

NB: GM has long insisted he's not a "conservative" but a "Republican", so -- thanks for the free advice.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 09:43 PM (kdS6q)

Gabe Gabing as only Gabe can.

He merits no attention.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:46 PM (MQEz6)

82 >>he's ambidextrous

ambedicktrous

Posted by: JackStraw at January 05, 2015 09:46 PM (g1DWB)

83
he's a log cabin republican -- which is to say he's a Democrat

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 09:47 PM (PtGcE)

84 Gabe's gotta Gabe

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:47 PM (A4oX7)

85 What's the status of WeaselZippers tonight? It won't load with noscript running and I'm afraid to turn it off.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at January 05, 2015 09:47 PM (zauWW)

86 Wow, Barney Rubble got arrested? Wonder what he did?
Posted by: State drone at January 05, 2015 09:21 PM (9xjez)


He went clubbin' on Betty.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 05, 2015 09:47 PM (W5DcG)

87 I don't know where I put it, but Leslie Fiedler's highly un-PC book, "Freaks" (written in the early '70's) tells about some 19th century guy who had 2 penises. Contempories attested that the man went to whorehouses and used one right after the other. They didn't say if he was charged double though.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 09:47 PM (+XMAD)

88 I figure the Crimea belongs to the Greeks anyhow.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo, reactionary at January 05, 2015 09:48 PM (AVEe1)

89 Thats awful close to the outfit I wore last week

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 09:48 PM (TETYm)

90 70
Gabriel Malor gabrielmalor

I'm skeptical of the Boehner critics because I think catering to nutjobs will not advance conservatism. Yes, that's namecalling. I know.

NB: GM has long insisted he's not a "conservative" but a "Republican", so -- thanks for the free advice.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 09:43 PM (kdS6q)


Is he on any medications? Because it reads like the sort of word-salad put out by prescription drug abusers.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausage Fingers at January 05, 2015 09:48 PM (MbqmP)

91 ... but then, it's not like the Greeks could afford the Crimea.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo, realist at January 05, 2015 09:48 PM (AVEe1)

92 70
Gabriel Malor gabrielmalor

I'm skeptical of the Boehner critics because I think catering to nutjobs will not advance conservatism. Yes, that's namecalling. I know.

NB: GM has long insisted he's not a "conservative" but a "Republican", so -- thanks for the free advice.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 09:43 PM (kdS6q)

Nutjobs being nonsupporters of homo "marriage" no doubt.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 05, 2015 09:48 PM (mx5oN)

93 61
So, if Boner is booted tomorrow, how should the Horde celebrate?

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:39 PM (MQEz6)

Are there any videos from the 'Wizard of Oz' where the Oompa Loompa's are crying?

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 05, 2015 09:48 PM (AC0lD)

94 Black Brunch Blatherings

A bunch of annoying 'protesters' decided to throw a temper-tantrum against the racist police state at the very core of White Supremacist hegemony: Brunch.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=7840

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 09:48 PM (0Ew3K)

95 37

Yeah and four years later seems like a long time to decide that someone just isn't working as a sidekick. I suspect there's something else going on.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 05, 2015 09:30 PM (wqVD1)

I agree 100%. I hadn't listened to today's show until I read the post above stating that Alison Rosen was gone from the show so I'm listening to it now. I don't know how to feel as her overt liberalism sometimes aggravated me but I think she's a nice person. I also suspect something else is going on with this decision, whether with her, Adam, or the both of them.

Posted by: Slappy at January 05, 2015 09:48 PM (Am9Tn)

96 The most special snowflake of all time

Without further comment, the most special snowflake of all time.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=7502

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 09:49 PM (0Ew3K)

97 94 Black Brunch Blatherings

A bunch of annoying 'protesters' decided to throw a temper-tantrum against the racist police state at the very core of White Supremacist hegemony: Brunch.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=7840
Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 09:48 PM (0Ew3K)

Like I said earlier, I don't hate them because they're black, I hate them because they're assholes.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 05, 2015 09:49 PM (mx5oN)

98 Alison Rosen's voice just plain irritates me.

Posted by: John Wayne's itchy trigger finger at January 05, 2015 09:49 PM (/iZEc)

99 96 The most special snowflake of all time

Without further comment, the most special snowflake of all time.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=7502
Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 09:49 PM (0Ew3K)

What the hell does any of that shit mean, other than the fact the author is seriously mentally ill?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 05, 2015 09:51 PM (mx5oN)

100 96 The most special snowflake of all time-----


It has me at 15% agender.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 09:53 PM (A4oX7)

101 A bunch of annoying 'protesters' decided to throw a temper-tantrum against the racist police state at the very core of White Supremacist hegemony: Brunch.

*snrk*

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 09:54 PM (0NdlF)

102 I'm still too addled by this chest cold to make sense of Malor's logic. There exist critics of Boehner. Catering to nutjobs won't advance conservatism. I agree with both. But where do the two meet?

Why won't Malor just come out and call critics of Boehner, mentally ill, and argue the point?

It sounds like Malor is making insinuations to scoring rhetorical points. But people who make insinuations to score rhetorical points are generally considered to be slimy propagandists - on the left, on the right, on any direction. Sometimes they're considered trolls. Especially when, like Mumr, they do it over and over again.

So where is Malor claiming the high ground to assert - well, anything?

I'll just pound another sudafed and think this over.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 09:55 PM (AVEe1)

103 Without further comment, the most special snowflake of all time.

Burn it with fire.

You think that Warhammer 40K is extreme, but then you see things like this ...

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 09:55 PM (0NdlF)

104 Certain questions come to mind.

Are they stacked side-by-side or upper-and-lower?

Can he fap both at once?

Can one be erect and the other flaccid?

Are both connected to the bladder? How's his aim at the urinal? Is that a two-handed job?

Are they both normal size or a pair of pencil dicks?

Did he ever do it with a girl with two vaginas?

Is he twice as dumb as men with just one?

When people ask, "How's it hanging?" does he say, "Both ways"?

Shel Silverstein: Stacy Brown Got Two (45 Vinyl)
http://youtu.be/32_BAH1d-H4

Posted by: mindful webworker - bi ologian at January 05, 2015 09:57 PM (ACs58)

105 Posted by: Slappy at January 05, 2015 09:48 PM (Am9Tn

Actually I thought she kept her liberalism in check considering that she had to sit through a lot of rants that contradicted her liberalism. I don't know why I got this feeling but think it may have been something to do with the razing she got from revealing her sex dream and that caused some kind of off air conflict.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 09:57 PM (3jmxp)

106 Malor Clowns gotta Malor.

Now that hes at the federalists he only comes occassionly to drop an upper decker and scurry off.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 05, 2015 09:58 PM (gcTzl)

107 98 Alison Rosen's voice just plain irritates me.

Posted by: John Wayne's itchy trigger finger at January 05, 2015 09:49 PM (/iZEc)

I've heard others say that, too, though I don't have an opinions one way or another. Her desire to pick supposed "news stories" with a Left-wing tilt to them occasionally aggravated me a little sometimes. The way Adam announced her departure today was pretty lame, though. After four years and you imply that it was a "trial" period?!? Four years?!? She also took her solo podcast with her from the Carolla Network. That makes it look like it might have been an acrimonious split (e.g., over money?).

Posted by: Slappy at January 05, 2015 09:58 PM (Am9Tn)

108 Caption: The precise moment Jodie Foster became a lesbian.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at January 05, 2015 09:58 PM (nFdGS)

109 15% agender

Translation: I have a penis, but I duct-tape it back.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausage Fingers at January 05, 2015 09:58 PM (MbqmP)

110
I take exception at characterizing what the protesters did as a temper tantrum. I also think calling these people protestors is inaccurate.

They're terrorists. Yeah they're not blowing people up (yet), but their mob tactics are meant to terrorize Other. So they're terrorists.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 09:59 PM (PtGcE)

111 CM, when do we raise the flag on the sexual revolution and go back to arranged marriages?

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 09:59 PM (TETYm)

112 So they're terrorists.

Imagine if a bunch of white people went to a diner & started yelling & chanting every time a black person tried to sit in the white section.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausage Fingers at January 05, 2015 10:00 PM (MbqmP)

113 More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=7502
Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 09:49 PM (0Ew3K)

What a sad girl. I predict a lonely and angry life.

Posted by: bossy barbara loves january at January 05, 2015 10:00 PM (U93Mr)

114 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 09:55 PM (AVEe1

I think Malor has a hard on against Cruz and Cruz is the default perceived leader of the internal revolt and thus those that agree with the 'nut case' Cruz are themselves 'nut cases'.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 10:01 PM (3jmxp)

115 99 96 The most special snowflake of all time

Without further comment, the most special snowflake of all time.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=7502
Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 09:49 PM (0Ew3K)

She says she's a Aromatic demisexual? OK, the left is just completely making shit up now. That has no more meaning than calling yourself a buttered scone or a purple toadstool.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:01 PM (+XMAD)

116 I noticed they didn't disturb the brunch at certain Irish and Italian joints in Queens, out along the LI Sound, and on Staten Island.

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 10:02 PM (TETYm)

117 Howdy, y'all!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2015 10:02 PM (T1005)

118 111 CM, when do we raise the flag on the sexual revolution and go back to arranged marriages?
Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 09:59 PM (TETYm)

When the Muslims take over.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:02 PM (+XMAD)

119 Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 09:59 PM (TETYm)

Come again?

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 10:02 PM (0NdlF)

120
It makes him feel superior to be the Voice Of Reason.

The kid is a snot.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 10:02 PM (PtGcE)

121 110
I take exception at characterizing what the protesters did as a temper tantrum. I also think calling these people protestors is inaccurate.

They're terrorists. Yeah they're not blowing people up (yet), but their mob tactics are meant to terrorize Other. So they're terrorists.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys &

MlK Jr. Would at least face jail time. He believed in his convictions. These fucking criminals have nothing to fear and are subsidized by tax dollars, IMHO

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 10:03 PM (A4oX7)

122
"Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III. Her parents divorced three years before she was born"

Huh?

"she was conceived when her mother was visiting her father for child support..."

Hope somebody had the sense to ask for a paternity test.

Also: *giggity*

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 10:03 PM (kdS6q)

123 120 who?

Posted by: John Wayne's itchy trigger finger at January 05, 2015 10:03 PM (/iZEc)

124 G'evening Cooth! How're you doing?

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 10:03 PM (0NdlF)

125 Just read the documents that WeaselZippers was taken down for posting.

Meh. It was better in the original German...

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 10:03 PM (0Ew3K)

126 105

Actually I thought she kept her liberalism in check considering that she had to sit through a lot of rants that contradicted her liberalism. I don't know why I got this feeling but think it may have been something to do with the razing she got from revealing her sex dream and that caused some kind of off air conflict.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 09:57 PM (3jmxp)

You're right. Her liberalism wasn't always out front and she didn't challenge Carolla too much but when they talked about certain political topics, she would be more vocal and aggravate me. Bald Bryan does sometimes, too. Nonetheless, she's definitely been a lot more quiet on the show the past few weeks or months, as she hasn't added a lot. This mostly started after her dog died and she struggled with her fertility issues.

As for your theory about her departure, that's not a bad one. I always wondered if some of the stuff discussed on the air caused problems between Alison and her husband (e.g., sex dream with David Alan Grier). But Adam saying that her departure was due to lack of chemistry, after four years, doesn't seem to be honest to me.

Posted by: Slappy at January 05, 2015 10:04 PM (Am9Tn)

127 I think the Hat could have gone all night without treating us to that special precious snowflake. Now I'll have nightmares thinking about the fact that this "thing" can vote!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 05, 2015 10:04 PM (fL/7/)

128 Posted by: bossy barbara loves january

Another cheesehead and you love January? Well, if you're here I suppose you might as well, because despise all my hoping and praying for global warming, it doesn't feel like San Diego here.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:04 PM (+XMAD)

129 MH: Tom Fuckin Milborn is at it again. What a shit spewing moron. Makes Shep look like a rocket surgeon.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:04 PM (ucDmr)

130 Instead of erectile dysfunction ads on the main page I'm getting Navajo cures for hearing loss involving shiny pebbles inserted into fleshy folds.

I wonder if Lena Dunham and Liz Warren share ancestry.

Posted by: BananaDream at January 05, 2015 10:05 PM (vLk7c)

131 Translation: I have a penis, but I duct-tape it back.
Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausage Fingers at January 05, 2015 09:58 PM (MbqmP)


Good thing you only have one.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 05, 2015 10:05 PM (W5DcG)

132 That has no more meaning than calling yourself a buttered scone or a purple toadstool.
Posted by: Donna V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:01 PM (+XMAD)


Dairy and gluten products are micro-aggression!

You are a cis-chromatic myco-phobe!

Posted by: Liberal arts major at January 05, 2015 10:05 PM (t//F+)

133 I take exception at characterizing what the protesters did as a temper tantrum. I also think calling these people protestors is inaccurate.

They're terrorists. Yeah they're not blowing people up (yet), but their mob tactics are meant to terrorize Other. So they're terrorists.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 09:59 PM (PtGcE)


You have a good point there. I think I might end up updating that post.

It's like the modern day equivalent of a Beer Hall Putsch... only more pathetic.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 10:06 PM (0Ew3K)

134
I won't say MLK was a good man but his grievances, at the time, were righteous.

These 'protestors' today are just plain old rabble.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 10:06 PM (PtGcE)

135 @127

I can buy the chemistry thing, like marriage, you sometimes stick it out and try to deal with it and paper it over until at the last you can't.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 05, 2015 10:07 PM (gcTzl)

136 Another mention of she whose initials are L.D? What do we have to do to make her go away?

Posted by: Paul Linnman and the Oregon DOT at January 05, 2015 10:08 PM (OXzvH)

137 Pronlm with double penis is holding both canteloupes.

Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2015 10:08 PM (+CE3n)

138 Donna

Yes -Zero degrees is a healthy kind of cold.

Sometimes you just have to embrace the suck

Posted by: bossy barbara loves january at January 05, 2015 10:09 PM (U93Mr)

139
you mean WZ is being punished?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 10:09 PM (PtGcE)

140 That has no more meaning than calling yourself a buttered scone or a purple toadstool.
Posted by: Donna V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:01 PM (+XMAD)

Dairy and gluten products are micro-aggression!

You are a cis-chromatic myco-phobe!

Posted by: Liberal arts major at January 05, 2015 10:05 PM (t//F+)


It gets worse than that.

Here is a "boy" (I think) who declares to be a "tampon-kin"

http://tinyurl.com/mkfdkue

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 10:09 PM (0Ew3K)

141 That's right ladies. You can have your fantasy threesome with me and not have to worry about one of the dudes getting weirded out by another dude there.

Posted by: Double Header at January 05, 2015 10:09 PM (z/Ubi)

142 Hey everybody.

So from what I hear, Twitchy is compiling a list of folks they want to see replace Boehner as Speaker. I don't think they're being too serious about it however. Here's their top 5 votegetters:

- Ronald Reagan's corpse
- That conservative guy Alec Baldwin played on '30 Rock'
- Chuck Norris
- Conan the Barbarian
- Scooby-Doo

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 10:10 PM (/7rmH)

143 138 Donna

Yes -Zero degrees is a healthy kind of cold.

Sometimes you just have to embrace the suck
Posted by: bossy barbara loves january at January 05, 2015 10:09 PM (U93Mr)

Another cheesehead, more for a momee

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 10:10 PM (A4oX7)

144 Sorry CM, that was for the hat's snowflake post.

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 10:10 PM (TETYm)

145 You aren't a special little snowflake unless you are dating a Babylonian god...

http://tinyurl.com/ox9fyg5

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 10:11 PM (0Ew3K)

146 Does double penis guy know which barrel is loaded? Or is it always a surprise?

Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2015 10:11 PM (+CE3n)

147 All Sharpton did was steal Jesse Jackson's scam. It worked for him for years. Just ask his son, the Budweiser distributor.

Posted by: tu3031 at January 05, 2015 10:11 PM (EDYaR)

148 Up what's, wagonjacks.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 10:11 PM (1Y+hH)

149 heiliogender, is that when you have the clap

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 10:12 PM (TETYm)

150 So, one dick pees while the other one does the chunky monkey with a Japanese porn star.

If he had a third one that could make sammiches, he'd be a god.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 10:12 PM (MQEz6)

151 This place seems in the doldrums tonight.

Come on folks, brighten up. Let's hear your stories of which liberal you personally screwed over the most in 2014!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 10:12 PM (/7rmH)

152 138: Barbara: it's minus 18 wind chill here in mid Wisconsin. Come on up and embrace the suck. I freeze my ass off in the garage having a smoke.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:12 PM (ucDmr)

153 Huh, with two, that'd be balanced for rotational purposes.

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 10:13 PM (0NdlF)

154 MKH has a video posted of Jen Psaki over at WarmingGas that may be the single worst few minutes of Psaki-Psak's tenure as State Department SpokesFlower. She is genuinely idiotic trying to explain why we can't even get the Cubans to do anything at all. Classic Jen. One for the highlight reel.

Posted by: MTF at January 05, 2015 10:13 PM (6um35)

155 Texas is going to get screwed in the near future thanks to the continued drop in oil prices. So much for selling my house for a big profit with the upcoming layoffs and sell off of real estate.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 10:13 PM (3jmxp)

156 I mean, is it a single trigger with a selector switch?

Or is it an old school double trigger?

Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2015 10:13 PM (+CE3n)

157 @147

I don't think Al stole it he merely started up his own franchise.

Jackson still has his own shakedown racket going.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 05, 2015 10:13 PM (gcTzl)

158 "This move is the helicopter"

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 10:14 PM (0NdlF)

159 146 Does double penis guy know which barrel is loaded? Or is it always a surprise?
Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2015 10:11 PM (+CE3n)

When I was a child in grade school, a teacher once said, " two heads are better than one"

This is not what I had in mind.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 10:14 PM (A4oX7)

160 He gave her both barrels. Through the door, per Biden.

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 10:14 PM (0NdlF)

161 Bossy Barbara, what part of Wisconsin are you from?

Posted by: grammie winger at January 05, 2015 10:14 PM (dFi94)

162 Chavez,
Why are you going out for a smoke? Is your wife a non-smoker and you're just a nice guy?

Posted by: bossy barbara loves january at January 05, 2015 10:15 PM (U93Mr)

163 So much for selling my house for a big profit with the upcoming layoffs and sell off of real estate.
Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 10:13 PM (3jmxp)

Like many other disasters lately, this one is already overblown.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 10:16 PM (1Y+hH)

164 It's like the modern day equivalent of a Beer Hall Putsch... only more pathetic.
Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 10:06 PM (0Ew3K)

Yeah, well, Ernst Roehm and the band of thugs who made up the SA would laugh their asses off at these SJW twinks.

I'm afraid of the media and rich evil Marxists like Soros. These characters in skinny jeans and stupid Guy Fawkes masks - not so much.

If the Revolution is relying on Special Snowflakes like the thing that calls itself an aromatic demisexual, well, these people can make nuisances of themselves at brunches and can bully and harass people online. But that's because our society allows them to. If a tipping point is ever reached and we get to the point of actual violence (with people fighting back instead allowing the violence like they did in Ferguson) - well, the Occupiers with their majors in Gender Studies and their silly Guy Fawkes masks won't last 5 minutes.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:16 PM (+XMAD)

165 Is Prince Andrew going to be in Taken IV?

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 10:16 PM (MQEz6)

166 Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2015 10:11 PM (+CE3n)

I'm ashamed to say I read more than I probably should have. Both guns are ready to fire and actually have to be for medical reasons every day or so I guess.

Some guys have all the luck!

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 05, 2015 10:16 PM (R5HRU)

167 152 138: Barbara: it's minus 18 wind chill here in mid Wisconsin. Come on up and embrace the suck. I freeze my ass off in the garage having a smoke.
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:12

Be a man in your castle and smoke in the basement

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 10:16 PM (A4oX7)

168 146 Does double penis guy know which barrel is loaded? Or is it always a surprise?

Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2015 10:11 PM (+CE3n)

The guy HAS to do porn at some point, right? It could be a porn re-imagining of the cheesy '70s flick starring Rosey Grier and Ray Milland, "The Thing with Two Heads."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thing_with_Two_Heads

Posted by: Slappy at January 05, 2015 10:16 PM (Am9Tn)

169 Daniel Bernath, not Frank Visconi, won the stolen valor tournament this year-http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=57404

Bernath won going away and was perfectly deserving, Visconi didn't even make the finals.

Posted by: 68W58 at January 05, 2015 10:16 PM (rYFmu)

170 You know how you can tell double penis guy is half-Jewish?

Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2015 10:17 PM (+CE3n)

171 I! See! Two! Dicks!

Posted by: Jean-luc PPicard at January 05, 2015 10:17 PM (t1dCc)

172 162: wife and I both smoke, just decided not to smoke in the house anymore. Cuts down on how much you smoke and,the joint doesn't smell like a bar anymore.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:17 PM (ucDmr)

173 146 Does double penis guy know which barrel is loaded? Or is it always a surprise?
Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2015 10:11 PM (+CE3n)

you raise an interesting issue, two dicks but he only has two balls? he is gonna have an ammunition problem.

Posted by: n at January 05, 2015 10:18 PM (iBXmZ)

174 "So from what I hear, Twitchy is compiling a list of folks they want to see replace Boehner as Speaker. I don't think they're being too serious about it however."

Twitchy == Salem Communications == GOPe operatives.

Michelle Malkin sold Twitchy to them a bit over a year ago.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 05, 2015 10:18 PM (noWW6)

175 Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 10:16 PM (1Y+hH)

I'm afraid not. Lot of projects have ceased in Houston.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 10:18 PM (3jmxp)

176 141 That's right ladies. You can have your fantasy threesome with me and not have to worry about one of the dudes getting weirded out by another dude there.
Posted by: Double Header at January 05, 2015 10:09 PM (z/Ubi)

Er, except that you're into men too.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 05, 2015 10:18 PM (mx5oN)

177 170 You know how you can tell double penis guy is half-Jewish?

One's kosher for the Jewish ladies.

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 10:19 PM (0NdlF)

178 If I was two-dick guy, I'd have a sense of humor about it. For example, name one dick Sargent and the other York. It would be my own personal tribute to "Bewitched."

Posted by: Slappy at January 05, 2015 10:19 PM (Am9Tn)

179 Texas isn't going to get screwed. The drop in crude prices means the refineries pay less for their raw material. And shipping costs are less for the cattle and farm and lumber parts of the state.

Only people getting screwed are the rigs.

Now, if Texas could revamp / rebuild those refineries . . . that'd be nice . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 10:19 PM (AVEe1)

180 174 "So from what I hear, Twitchy is compiling a list of folks they want to see replace Boehner as Speaker. I don't think they're being too serious about it however."

Twitchy == Salem Communications == GOPe operatives.

Michelle Malkin sold Twitchy to them a bit over a year ago.
Posted by: torquewrench at January 05, 2015 10:18 PM (noWW6)

Noted for future reference,

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 10:19 PM (MQEz6)

181 I will defend Ace and All the morons and ettes, and The Right Scoop and Sooper Mex, and especially Weasel Zippers to the death.
Break open the Valu-Rite, things are gonna get ugly and hobo-skinnin' time is just around the corner.
Ok, now to be serious.
I saw a post yesterday, or this morning that makes the whole thing clear.
The gist of it was, I am color-blind in my hatred of stupidity, laziness, and Hobo-ness in general. It does not matter what color you might be, I can hate you all equally.
Ahhh, I feel somewhat better, thank you

Posted by: Tom_Ohio at January 05, 2015 10:20 PM (Zz48T)

182 When two penis guy got circumcised was it a twofer?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:20 PM (ucDmr)

183 170 You know how you can tell double penis guy is half-Jewish?
Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2015 10:17 PM (+CE3n)

There's cheese on only one piece of meat?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 05, 2015 10:20 PM (mx5oN)

184 It gets worse than that.

Here is a "boy" (I think) who declares to be a "tampon-kin"

http://tinyurl.com/mkfdkue
Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 10:09 PM (0Ew3K)

Ahh, I can't get upset about every silly asshat out there. There have always been fools in every age. Our age allows them to flourish and multiply. It's the fools who have actual power who concern me.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:21 PM (+XMAD)

185 Drudge is reporting that phone lines are jammed with constituents demanding no vote for Boehner... dare I hope?

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at January 05, 2015 10:21 PM (rldyO)

186

Old meme: Galileo is a blasphemer!

New meme: Global warming is science!


No offense to my Catholic friends, just funning. d;^)>

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 10:21 PM (1Y+hH)

187 Tampon-kin? He has tampon relatives?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 05, 2015 10:21 PM (mx5oN)

188 That homeless guy buying food for others was a hoax? I thought it sounded like bullshit but I kind of hopes it was real. Probably because Christmas peace and love etc etc...

This description of the black brunch secret papers is funny although the most telling part was "comrads". Commies.

Posted by: Lea wonders why Marco Polo is only ten episodes at January 05, 2015 10:22 PM (/bd0t)

189 Sounds trollish, Hat. It *is* the Internets.

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 10:22 PM (0NdlF)

190 Chavez, then the weather will make it a quick one. I agree with MH, smoke in the basement and get a smoke eater but if it helps you cut back and you want you, go for it.


Posted by: bossy barbara loves january at January 05, 2015 10:22 PM (U93Mr)

191 That one chick was cute. I bet her daddy was proud of her getting her first mug shot.

Posted by: Eromero at January 05, 2015 10:22 PM (go5uR)

192 Dicks!
Posted by: Jean-luc PPicard at January 05, 2015 10:17 PM (t1dCc)



Hollowpoint and Ragnar are here?

Posted by: Buzzion at January 05, 2015 10:23 PM (z/Ubi)

193 I saw Mr. 'I want to remain anonymous' doing Shakespeare in the park. Did a helluva Richard the Second. He also played Coriolanus and the Vagina Monologues simultaneously, but it was somewhat of a stretch. too avant garde for my taste.

Posted by: retropox at January 05, 2015 10:23 PM (Ugowx)

194 Twitchy may be GOPe, but they sure don't seem to have a lot of love for Boehner.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 10:23 PM (/7rmH)

195 163 So much for selling my house for a big profit with the upcoming layoffs and sell off of real estate.
Posted by: Bob Belche

I don't know how to process this.
I like paying $2 for gas but my fracking stocks are all in the tank.

Posted by: bossy barbara loves january at January 05, 2015 10:23 PM (U93Mr)

196 How do you subtly let all the attractive women you meet know you have 2 dicks?

Do you ask them to tell you something surprising about them first and then share your special gift?

Do you put it on your Facebook page? Carry around pictures?

My six pack is coming along well and I don't know how I can tastefully show it off without just lifting my shirt and going "See this!"

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 05, 2015 10:25 PM (AC0lD)

197 SpaceX is preparing for the first launch of 2015, scheduled for 6:20 am EST. The webcast will begin at 6:00.

It will be a Dragon resupply mission to the ISS, so there is a 1 second launch window. If they run into any problems that cause a hold, it will force a scrub for the day.

While the Dragon mission is the primary objective, what makes this launch especially interesting is that once the first stage separates, they will attempt to land it on a floating platform. In almost 60 years of orbital flights, this has never been done before.

They have previously made controlled soft landings on the ocean surface, but those stages sank and were not recovered. This will be the first try to actually recover a stage. Eventually they plan to fly the stages back to the launch site and bring them down on dry land, but they have to show that they are capable of making pinpoint landings first.

https://tinyurl.com/k24knmb

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2015 10:25 PM (sdi6R)

198 Is that a rhinoceros in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?

Posted by: Mae West at January 05, 2015 10:25 PM (+CE3n)

199 Barbara been doing it for about three years now, it helps when you stay at hotels where it is forbidden to smoke in the room. Cost me $250.00 in Vegas last October because I smoked on the balcony. They consider that part of the room.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:25 PM (ucDmr)

200
Posted by: Bob Belche

I don't know how to process this.
I like paying $2 for gas but my fracking stocks are all in the tank.
Posted by: bossy barbara loves january at January

Our little town has several frac plants.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 10:26 PM (A4oX7)

201 ...'of course, I have to have my cock rings custom made.'

Posted by: Two Dick Ice Breakers at January 05, 2015 10:27 PM (+CE3n)

202 So if the Chamber of Commerce doles out money only to pro-immigration candidates, where do they get said money? From all businesses or just large ones?

Posted by: Elliot m at January 05, 2015 10:27 PM (vPhnb)

203 the double-dick guy's outlay for condoms is unsustainable without federal subsidy

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 05, 2015 10:28 PM (FGEvF)

204 Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 10:16 PM (1Y+hH)

I'm afraid not. Lot of projects have ceased in Houston.
Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 10:18 PM (3jmxp)


Yes, I have ties there. The only problem with this cycle is this:

Many govts, which control most of the world market, can't slow their production and stay afloat. They have accelerated the downswing and will flatten the upswing. The hard part is telling how fast the rebound will happen this time. I'm hopeful for a bottom within about 4 months, but how long before the rebound?

I don't think Texas will be in trouble for more than 18-24 months. That's a snapshot take, subject to change at any moment.

There have been quite a few of these cycles and their history is good reading for those interested in the opportunities presented.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 10:28 PM (1Y+hH)

205 154
MKH has a video posted of Jen Psaki over at WarmingGas that may be the
single worst few minutes of Psaki-Psak's tenure as State Department
SpokesFlower. She is genuinely idiotic trying to explain why we can't
even get the Cubans to do anything at all. Classic Jen. One for the
highlight reel.

Posted by: MTF at January 05, 2015 10:13 PM (6um35)

------
Good God, she is awful. To be fair, she doesn't get a lot of good news to work with either.

Posted by: Dave S. at January 05, 2015 10:29 PM (UvR6d)

206 Hey fappers!

Had my first day on the job at my new company and it was kind of...AWESOME!

Usually, I kind of suffer through and take with a grain of salt the whole corporate "vision and values" spiel but I'll have to say that it's really hitting me where *I* have come to live both professionally and personally and has me looking forward to gaining a lot.

Sorry to be so pumped but my boyfriend is going to have to hear a lot worse and deal with *pirouetting* and *prancing* until I just start knocking over furniture!

Posted by: Deety at January 05, 2015 10:29 PM (gSkMY)

207 I have friends in Houston in the energy biz -- layoffs have already started. It's batten down the hatches time and try to survive till oil prices go back up.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 10:30 PM (ZPrif)

208 Hasn't happened here that I know of, but on another blog where midwesterners and east coasters were bitching about the cold, a Californian had to chime in to remind everyone that she was nice and warm and wearing shorts....

Californians love pulling that shit. My friends and relatives out there couldn't wait for the shitty weather reports from the Midwest in January. They'd be on the phone telling me "Ah, I'm sitting in the backyard now under the lemon tree....I hear it's a little chilly out there, is that right?"

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:31 PM (+XMAD)

209 Why you NEVER want to invest in anything Russian.

http://tinyurl.com/mslv8xo

Who wants to bet:
(1) this guy has a bullet in his head by now;
(2) all his money just got deposited into Putin's personal Swiss accounts.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 10:32 PM (/7rmH)

210 208: Donna: A hail and hearty "Fuck Off" would have been my reply.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:32 PM (ucDmr)

211 Hey fappers!

Had my first day on the job at my new company and it was kind of...AWESOME!

Usually, I kind of suffer through and take with a grain of salt the whole corporate "vision and values" spiel but I'll have to say that it's really hitting me where *I* have come to live both professionally and personally and has me looking forward to gaining a lot.

Sorry to be so pumped but my boyfriend is going to have to hear a lot worse and deal with *pirouetting* and *prancing* until I just start knocking over furniture!
Posted by: Deety at January 05, 2015 10:29 PM (gSkMY)




avoid disappointment at all costs.

Posted by: n at January 05, 2015 10:32 PM (iBXmZ)

212 Rather live in my cold wisconsin than fucking fruit loop California.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 10:34 PM (A4oX7)

213 Congrats Deety.

I hope I find the same luck.

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 10:34 PM (MDgS8)

214 "layoffs have already started."


Afraid of that. Like above, -$2 gas is awesome but it's bringing some pain too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 10:35 PM (tJe1X)

215 The private energy industry is more nimble than ever at adjusting to conditions. It's the govt entities that always screw up the market.

Consumers are the same, human nature does not change. We will drive more now, for example. Think about all the knock-on effects of that on various businesses.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 10:35 PM (1Y+hH)

216
212 Rather live in my cold wisconsin than fucking fruit loop California.


Don't forget our nuts.

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 10:35 PM (0NdlF)

217 Yeah, I don't mind winter for the most part*, so the warm weather gloaters don't bother me.

*Then again, I live in Pennsylvania, not Minnesota.

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2015 10:36 PM (sdi6R)

218 MH: I wouldn't be able to live in Cali without a steady diet of percodan or grain alchohol.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:37 PM (ucDmr)

219 Californians love pulling that shit. My friends and relatives out there couldn't wait for the shitty weather reports from the Midwest in January.

The best part is when the out-of-state implants acclimate to California and mutter about the cold.

That's when they know they've been Californicated.

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 10:37 PM (0NdlF)

220 Donna, it's easy to throw that crap right back in their faces:


"Oh, I hear the Cali (insert as appropriate) wildfires / mudslides / sinkholes / race riots / cliff homes falling into the ocean / beaches with Mexican sewage washing up are wonderful this time of year! Oh, I bet you're mighty happy with that new tax increase, too!"

Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 10:37 PM (nL0sw)

221 Hmpf. I was working in Houston for an oil company (tech side) in the late 1990s last time there was an oil slump.

The oil / exploration side took a hit. The chemical side (refining the oil) was fine. The tech side - well, we didn't get our bonus, but then the smart people left.

Houston is a big city. There's lots that gets done there.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 10:38 PM (AVEe1)

222 218 MH: I wouldn't be able to live in Cali without a steady diet of percodan or grain alchohol.
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:37 PM

With enough opiates anything is possible

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 10:39 PM (A4oX7)

223 Just getting here, but doesn't NYC in the 70's looks remarkably like Austin yesterday?

Posted by: shredded chi at January 05, 2015 10:39 PM (3mOji)

224 Here's a pretty cool animated video about tomorrow's SpaceX launch, made by some Chinese video buffs. There are a couple of flaws, but it's very good overall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfMuvsC9k2U

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2015 10:40 PM (sdi6R)

225 What Houston learnt under Kathy Whitmire was that putting all the chips on oil was a loser.

Houston under Bob Lanier diversified; became a trade hub, an information hub, a chemical hub.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 10:40 PM (AVEe1)

226 MKH has a video posted of Jen Psaki over at WarmingGas that may be the
single worst few minutes of Psaki-Psak's tenure as State Department
SpokesFlower.
-----------------
I find it amusing that she flips through her notebook..., as though she is looking for an answer, though she clearly never reads anything in there. Here's link

http://tinyurl.com/pz7zsnf

Posted by: Calvin at January 05, 2015 10:40 PM (l1zOH)

227 Oh, I bet you're mighty happy with that new tax increase, too!"
Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 10:37 PM (nL0sw)

That's what shuts them up. They're willing to put up with the brushfires and earthquakes and mudslides because of the warm weather, but the cost of living is even starting to annoy the libs I know out there.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:40 PM (+XMAD)

228
Yes, Big Oil is a boom and bust business, who knew???

Small oil is much more volatile.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 10:40 PM (1Y+hH)

229 Good Job Deety.

Two things I like where I work, people actually smile, and I am left alone by the managers to do my job.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 05, 2015 10:40 PM (t//F+)

230 Ha, I guess the C could stand for Californian instead of Conservative.

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 10:40 PM (0NdlF)

231 Just watched the Dallas/Detroit game in 30-minute format on the NFL channel. I'm glad I did.

The Lions were in total freefall when the picked up PI call occurred. To say that one no-call with eight minutes left -- in the midst of a complete meltdown complete with multiple turnovers, a shanked punt, allowed fourth down conversions and so on -- cost Detroit that game is like saying a butterfly fart in Japan causes global warming.

What a bunch of pussies.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 05, 2015 10:42 PM (bS6uW)

232 When did Cali start going off the rails?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:42 PM (ucDmr)

233 Does anybody remember which recent episode of Carolla's podcast where a caller riled Alison Rosen about contraception? I didn't catch all of it and wonder if her obstinate attitude then was the last straw.

Today Carolla announced she got booted off the show, essentially for being a wallflower.

Posted by: It's about pride at January 05, 2015 10:43 PM (FGEvF)

234 What a bunch of pussies.

Well.....except that it cost Detroit the game.

But okay........

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 10:43 PM (MDgS8)

235 Hail Hydra!

Posted by: Mrs. Double-Header at January 05, 2015 10:43 PM (t1dCc)

236 61 So, if Boner is booted tomorrow, how should the Horde celebrate?
Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:39 PM (MQEz6)

Drink bourbon and weep tears of joy. I mean, duh.

Posted by: joncelli at January 05, 2015 10:43 PM (Apv0k)

237 232 When did Cali start going off the rails?
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:42 PM (ucDmr)

Good question. The 90's? Hard to believe now that they elected Reagan.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:43 PM (+XMAD)

238 Had people recommending Black Mirror, not sure why they didn't mention the bit about the pig.

Joe Rogan @joerogan
"@thebenshow: Thanks for all the Black Mirror recommendations. Any other pig fucking videos I should be aware of? Jesus" My thoughts exactly

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 10:44 PM (ZPrif)

239 And there was absolutely no explanation for it.

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 10:44 PM (MDgS8)

240 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 10:40 PM (AVEe1)

No matter what spin you put on it , Houston (Texas) is in for a period of pain until oil prices recover to what I refer to as the sweet spot.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 10:44 PM (3jmxp)

241 232 When did Cali start going off the rails?
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:42 PM (ucDmr)



I make it about 1970. It was those shitheads in the Haight-Ashbury who rocketed the state to prominence in popular culture, and every worthless asshole in the country suddenly felt the siren call.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:45 PM (oKE6c)

242 I lived in Bay Ridge in the 70s. Safest place in the city - the mob didn't poop where they ate, and wouldnt abide petty crime in their neighborhood.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts etc. at January 05, 2015 10:45 PM (yxw0r)

243 Good question. The 90's? Hard to believe now that they elected Reagan.

Baffling.

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 10:45 PM (MDgS8)

244 The private energy industry is more nimble than ever at adjusting to conditions. It's the govt entities that always screw up the market.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 10:35 PM (1Y+hH)


Venezuela is clearly rocking, Maduro is going to China to look for backing for his economy.
I am surprised he is leaving the country, it would be the best time for his opponents to lock the doors behind him.

http://tinyurl.com/m95hlgc

Posted by: Kindltot at January 05, 2015 10:45 PM (t//F+)

245 When did Cali start going off the rails?
Posted by: Chavez t
-----------------

In the 20's, but the downhill slide post-Reagan was abrupt.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:45 PM (l1zOH)

246 When did Cali start going off the rails?

The first time I figured something was wrong in (at least Southern) Cali, that no-one was ever going to fix, was when I saw "Falling Down", in 1993ish.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 10:46 PM (AVEe1)

247 My thoughts exactly
Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 10:44 PM (ZPrif)

Didn't watch another episode after that one... The first one.

Posted by: John Wayne's itchy trigger finger at January 05, 2015 10:46 PM (/iZEc)

248 BTW, my rant about Californians does not include the Cali Morons and ettes here. There's some good folk there -but they're hopelessly outnumbered.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:46 PM (+XMAD)

249 The bisexual man claims to have slept with more than 1,000 men and women 

Yeah, way to be anonymous, you putz. 
Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls
------------------
As guys are wont to do, he's exaggerating. It's more like 500.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 05, 2015 10:46 PM (3mOji)

250 Just getting here, but doesn't NYC in the 70's looks remarkably like Austin yesterday?

Interesting....in what way?

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 10:47 PM (MDgS8)

251 Good question. The 90's? Hard to believe now that they elected Reagan.

Posted by: Donna V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:43 PM (+XMAD)

No, no, it started long before that. The tumor was palpable by the 1990s, but the first transformed cells arrived ca. 1970.

As indicated above, the problem was the Haight-Ashbury (1967 ff.) and Berkeley. For the latter, see the pernicious effect of the University of Wisconsin in Madison on Wisconsin politics.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:47 PM (oKE6c)

252
Bad call complaints are part the denial stage in grieving over a loss. It gives the loser a reason to come back and try to rectify the injustice.

I've been there.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 10:47 PM (1Y+hH)

253 Yeah, Houston is much more than energy. But energy still is very important. LA is much more than Hollywood. NY is much more than finance. Houston is more than energy. But it's still the energy capital of North America.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 10:47 PM (ZPrif)

254 If the Revolution is relying on Special Snowflakes like the thing that calls itself an aromatic demisexual, well, these people can make nuisances of themselves at brunches and can bully and harass people online. But that's because our society allows them to. If a tipping point is ever reached and we get to the point of actual violence (with people fighting back instead allowing the violence like they did in Ferguson) - well, the Occupiers with their majors in Gender Studies and their silly Guy Fawkes masks won't last 5 minutes.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V.
This a thousand times!

Posted by: Snicklefritz at January 05, 2015 10:48 PM (Moh0M)

255 For the latter, see the pernicious effect of the University of Wisconsin in Madison on Wisconsin politics.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:47 PM (oKE6c)

Yeah, I can see your point. If all of Wisconsin was like Dane County, it would be friggin' unbearable.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:49 PM (+XMAD)

256 236 61 So, if Boner is booted tomorrow, how should the Horde celebrate?
Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:39 PM (MQEz6)

Drink bourbon and weep tears of joy. I mean, duh.
Posted by: joncelli at January 05, 2015 10:43 PM (Apv0k)


By mocking those that doubted it. I don't have a lot of hope that it will happen but the "never try" brigade are fucking annoying pathetic shits.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 05, 2015 10:49 PM (4d8z8)

257 Except that it was a good call that was simply erased from the record.


For no reason.

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 10:49 PM (MDgS8)

258 243 Good question. The 90's? Hard to believe now that they elected Reagan.

Baffling.

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 10:45 PM (MDgS



Not at all. Is it baffling that Utah elects conservatives? California was conservative until the 70s. Recall Reagan was elected governor in 1966, and re-elected in 1970, which is about the point at which the rot really began to set in. Before then CA was as conservative as UT or AZ.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:50 PM (oKE6c)

259 For the latter, see the pernicious effect of the University of Wisconsin in Madison on Wisconsin politics.

Neville Walker was fighting against that; until now that he's decided he wants the state quiet for the next two years: http://tinyurl.com/pvhr6fd

He won't get quiet, of course.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 10:50 PM (AVEe1)

260 Like above, -$2 gas is awesome but it's bringing some pain too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 10:35 PM (tJe1X)



In late 2012 or early 2013, Texas A&M had the foresight and integrity to actually put a warning out to prospective students that the job market was rapidly becoming saturated with petroleum engineers, that a downturn was inevitable (though they state it as "projections and expectations" were "not particularly encouraging"), and that they should take that into serious consideration before deciding on PE as a major.


http://tinyurl.com/pv3w76u

Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 10:51 PM (nL0sw)

261 Before then CA was as conservative as UT or AZ.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:50 PM (oKE6c)

Then Jerry Brown.

Posted by: KG at January 05, 2015 10:51 PM (Vzxhp)

262 I am surprised he is leaving the country, it would be the best time for his opponents to lock the doors behind him.

http://tinyurl.com/m95hlgc

Posted by: Kindltot at January 05, 2015 10:45 PM (t//F+)

Yes, unless he's not making a trip, he's escaping. There has been a cascade because the govts can't adjust and keep paying their bills. Iraq is cranking out almost 3 mm barrels a day, they haven't done that since 1979.

They all have to pump heavily into the oversupply. Guess what, some of the frac'ers are doing the same. They have forward contracts at set prices and they are filling them quickly.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 10:51 PM (1Y+hH)

263 Before then CA was as conservative as UT or AZ.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:50 PM (oKE6c)


Even into the late 1980s, the only non-conservative parts were LA & the Gay Bay.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausage Fingers at January 05, 2015 10:52 PM (MbqmP)

264 I left CA in 1973. I felt like it was going south then because it was getting too crowded. But it wasn't until visits there in the 90s that I realized how bad it had gotten. WA state is now just as bad, but can't convince my boyfriend to leave.

Posted by: notsothoreau at January 05, 2015 10:52 PM (Lqy/e)

265 When did Cali start going off the rails?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:42 PM (ucDmr)


Complicated question.

One could argue it was due to the Great Depression which saw an influx of Democrats. California was majority/plurality GOP before that.

However, the GOP held on to power up to 1958 (The GOP held the Governorship for 56 of 60 years at that point, the state Senate for about 60 years, and generally either held power in the Assembly or shared it with pro-business Democrats).

In 1958, the Dems gained power in the legislature (and since then lost the Senate only once and Assembly only twice).

However, the state was still pretty reliable for Republicans in Presidential elections and also the U.S. Senate (GOP held at least one Senate seat from 1958 to 1968, 1976-1992, and both from 1960-196.

But the biggest blow was the early '90's. All the illegal aliens from amnesty started the huge growth in the Hispanic population, the recession destroyed a lot of businesses, the end of the cold War killed off all the defense contractors (which turned the L.A. suburbs from Republican to Democrat), &c.

It has only accelerated since then.

In 1988, California was a given for GOP Prez. nominee Bush and Sen. Pete Wilson's reelection. In 1992, the GOP lost both Senate races and the Presidential race as well.

Prop. 209 in 1996 was the last hurrah for the right in California. Only two statewide GOPers won reelection in '98 (one of whom resigned soon after), and none in 2002. Aside from Schwartzenegger (who won because he was a celebrity), the only GOPer to win was a rich dude who won the Insurance Commissioners race in 2006 against the incumbant but termed out Lt. Gov. Bustamante who was highly unpopular.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 10:52 PM (0Ew3K)

266 Then Jerry Brown.


Posted by: KG at January 05, 2015 10:51 PM (Vzxhp)

Yep, but put that in context. He was trading on the family name. His father, Pat Brown, had been a successful and (conservative) Democrat governor. I'd vote for zombie Pat Brown today. Think Scoop Jackson Democrat.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:53 PM (oKE6c)

267
the cat dragged in Deety!

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 10:53 PM (PtGcE)

268 In the 70s NYers, were shit kickers and slutty hippies.

Posted by: dogfish at January 05, 2015 10:54 PM (1vYi0)

269 >>As guys are wont to do, he's exaggerating. It's more like 500.
Posted by: shredded chi

He is counting left dick and right dick separately.

Posted by: Aviator at January 05, 2015 10:54 PM (3rrMW)

270
When did Cali start going off the rails?
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo



Except for the period from 1995 to 1996, the California Assembly has been in Democratic hands since the 1970 election. The California Senate has been in Democratic hands continuously since 1970.

Wikipedia

So, 1970. But the downward slope increased after the 80s amnesty and replacement migration began in earnest.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 05, 2015 10:54 PM (kdS6q)

271
Firehorse was here last week.

Waterhouse has been MIA for a long time.

Tami never stopped by for Christmas. Rushbabe, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 10:54 PM (PtGcE)

272 261: They keep electing that turd burglar. Brilliant electorate there. People with common sense have no chance.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:55 PM (ucDmr)

273 California will crash very hard.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 10:55 PM (MQEz6)

274 Yep, but put that in context. He was trading on the family name.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:53 PM (oKE6c)

You would know more than me, I'm a young'un. Wasn't he the one who started the public sector unions?

Posted by: KG at January 05, 2015 10:55 PM (Vzxhp)

275 When did Cali start going off the rails?

The first time I figured something was wrong in (at least Southern) Cali, that no-one was ever going to fix, was when I saw "Falling Down", in 1993ish.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 10:46 PM (AVEe1)


That movie is a perfect parable for California.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 10:55 PM (0Ew3K)

276 236
61 So, if Boner is booted tomorrow, how should the Horde celebrate?

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 09:39 PM (MQEz6)



Drink bourbon and weep tears of joy. I mean, duh.

Posted by: joncelli at January 05, 2015 10:43 PM (Apv0k)

------
Also, reading Gabe's tweets between sips.

Posted by: Dave S. at January 05, 2015 10:56 PM (UvR6d)

277 Even into the late 1980s, the only non-conservative parts were LA the Gay Bay.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausage Fingers at January 05, 2015 10:52 PM (MbqmP)

Actually, that's true even now. If you look at an electoral map, most of the state is red, i.e., anti-Red. Only SF and LA show up as Red tumors, and now SD, traditionally very conservative, is starting to go Red as Commies and fruits flee the hellholes they've produced in SF and LA.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:56 PM (oKE6c)

278 Sunday hijackers, Al Sharpton, lefty talking heads --
All signs that shame needs to make a comeback in our culture.

And not that fake lefty shame where you feel guilt for stuff you never did (like own slaves) and have no guilt about evil things you actually do (like promulgate destructive lies).

Posted by: Mindy at January 05, 2015 10:56 PM (n50AE)

279 Yeah, we'll see where this Mexican oil standoff goes. Saudis are compliant to sit on their billions and wait it out. Wait for N.A. production to start dropping and prices to go back up. There's some point where American oil production buoys and the Saudis get their nut too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 10:57 PM (tJe1X)

280 Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:47 PM (oKE6c)

I would imagine that the presence of Hollywood in the state doesn't help. It's LA's big industry and although there were always some radicals in the mix, they were counterbalanced by conservatives and by studio moguls who made films which celebrated America. That all changed when the studio system was overthrown and Hollywood fully embraced the counterculture.

I suppose you could think of it as two blots - one in Berkeley and SF, the other in Hollywood, expanding and gradually taking the state over.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:58 PM (+XMAD)

281 241 232 When did Cali start going off the rails?
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:42 PM (ucDmr)


I make it about 1970. It was those shitheads in the Haight-Ashbury who rocketed the state to prominence in popular culture, and every worthless asshole in the country suddenly felt the siren call.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:45 PM (oKE6c)


Obligatory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_WG3d3GL8

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2015 10:58 PM (sdi6R)

282 Is that Mugatu and a street walker in the background?

Posted by: dogfish at January 05, 2015 10:58 PM (1vYi0)

283 You would know more than me, I'm a young'un. Wasn't he the one who started the public sector unions?


Posted by: KG at January 05, 2015 10:55 PM (Vzxhp)

Yes, IIRC he was the one who first certified the public sector unions for the state, just like that shithead JFK did for the Feds.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:58 PM (oKE6c)

284 I don't know how to process this.
I like paying $2 for gas but my fracking stocks are all in the tank.
Posted by: bossy barbara loves january at January 05, 2015 10:23 PM

Howdy all on the ONT.

Same problem here. Drop in oil prices saves me cents on gas, but my stocks drop 500-1000 a day when they do. Yikes!

Posted by: Farmer at January 05, 2015 10:59 PM (o/90i)

285 There's some point where American oil production buoys and the Saudis get their nut too.
Posted by: Ricardo
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Just have to drive year-old Lambos, McLaurens, Bugattis in the meanwhile.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 10:59 PM (l1zOH)

286 272 261: They keep electing that turd burglar. Brilliant electorate there. People with common sense have no chance.
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 10:55 PM (ucDmr)

Almost threw stuff at the tv, black lives matter leaders griping about the Mall of America and the Malls position.

Going to break the law? Do the crime do the time.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 11:00 PM (A4oX7)

287 Cali is so sad. Such a pretty place. Spent a lot of time there in the 1980s and they are all good memories.

Went back for the first time in 2012 and all those old memories came rushing back.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:00 PM (tJe1X)

288 Deety! So nice to see you!

And I rejoice with you! Your situation sounds lovely!

!!!!!

Posted by: Mindy at January 05, 2015 11:00 PM (n50AE)

289 Obligatory:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_WG3d3GL8

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2015 10:58 PM (sdi6R)

That asshole has SO much to answer for.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:00 PM (oKE6c)

290 Gold has ticked up

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:01 PM (l1zOH)

291 Oh no..

Two police officers shot in the Bronx:

http://tinyurl.com/mfqrh7k

Posted by: Thrawn at January 05, 2015 11:01 PM (d7XFS)

292 California acts as if the nice weather here comes from lots of laws and high taxes.

This place is tortured by a refusal to accept reality.

It's an outright refusal to open your eyes and stop being stupid.

One day the Mexicans are just going to take it and no one will do a thing about it.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 11:01 PM (MQEz6)

293 Before then CA was as conservative as UT or AZ.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:50 PM (oKE6c)

Even into the late 1980s, the only non-conservative parts were LA & the Gay Bay.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausage Fingers at January 05, 2015 10:52 PM (MbqmP)


The way Republicans won statewide was via the "fishhook". They'd get all the inland counties, and then "fishhook" up through San Diego and Orange County, finishing up with the L.A. Suburbs.

For the longest time, outside of L.A. County, there was only one Dem Congressman in all of Southern California (the Dem was Brown in San Bernardino).

To a large degree, the state is controlled by San Fransisco, and supported by L.A.'s electoral strength.

This is why I supported the "Six Californias" initiative. It would have created three new states with GOP registration plurality, and protected most of California from San Fransisco.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2015 11:01 PM (0Ew3K)

294 Cali was an amazing place post-war. The huge ramp up of the defense industry brought all these bright young engineer types from the east and midwest. And they built a remarkable infrastructure with tremendous foresight, building out capacity to last for decades.

And then the Left took over and looked at that amazing infrastructure and said, cool, we don't have to worry about this for decades, we can spend the money on useless crap instead of planning for the future. So they did.

It's an amazing story of wasted inheritance.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:01 PM (ZPrif)

295 One of these days I gotta get myself organizized.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 05, 2015 11:02 PM (fIv/H)

296 286: Lawless entitled pieces of shit. Encouraged by our brain dead president and his DOJ. May they all rot in the hell they created.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 11:03 PM (ucDmr)

297 "Just have to drive year-old Lambos, McLaurens, Bugattis in the meanwhile."



Hey, hard times all around.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:03 PM (tJe1X)

298 291

Aww... shit.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 05, 2015 11:03 PM (3mOji)

299 One of these days I gotta get myself organizized.
Posted by: Dr. Varno
---------------

In the end, entropy will win.

It's the law,

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:03 PM (l1zOH)

300 I've been in the Bay Area for 21 years. Trying to figure out how I can move away now that I've got a wifey, but to find a job elsewhere in this economy and give up the one I have which has excellent benefits even though the pay is only average for around here... it's a toughie.

I'm hoping she can find a job soon, buy us some time because housing is eating into me.

Posted by: KG at January 05, 2015 11:03 PM (Vzxhp)

301 I'm not a huge fan of cops but cops being shot is No Bueno.

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 11:04 PM (MDgS8)

302 they still speak english in CA?

Posted by: LIV in Baltimore at January 05, 2015 11:04 PM (sEUh+)

303 Visited Cali once. Absolutely loved it, too bad the politics there absolutely blow.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 05, 2015 11:04 PM (R5HRU)

304 291
Expect more stories like that, for the rest of His Dishonourable tenure.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 11:05 PM (AVEe1)

305 At what point do cops revolt against deBlasio?

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 11:05 PM (MDgS8)

306 Weasel Zippers back up.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 05, 2015 11:05 PM (3mOji)

307 In the end, entropy will win.

thus spake Kratothustra

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 11:06 PM (AVEe1)

308 "Two police officers shot in the Bronx:"


I'm sure this in nothing.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:06 PM (tJe1X)

309 Steve Sailer, a lifelong Californian, has written about the transformation of Cali from a Heinlein hippie engineer post-war paradise to it's modern dysfunction. Post-war boom had a lot of germanic midwest engineer types head west. They built a remarkable society that ran amazingly well for a couple generations, envy of the world, and then things fell apart.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:06 PM (ZPrif)

310 124
G'evening Cooth! How're you doing?

Posted by: CM at January 05, 2015 10:03 PM (0NdlF)


Runnin' late on an early ONT!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2015 11:06 PM (T1005)

311 I remember when I read "Travels With Charley" (which turned out to be mostly fiction) by leftist John Steinbeck and was startled when Steinbeck said that when he was growing virtually everyone he knew was a diehard Republican and he would have stayed one had he remained there. He was talking about Salinas and Monterey.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 11:06 PM (+XMAD)

312 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:01 PM (l1zOH)

I told you and I told you "Buy GOLD!", but would you listen, noooo!

Posted by: GG Liddy at January 05, 2015 11:07 PM (fL/7/)

313 309: Fucking Nazis.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 11:07 PM (ucDmr)

314 WZ was attacked by black nationalists

Bill posted yesterday about a manual being used by the "BlackBrunch" protesters who were walking into random diners so they could berate white people. This morning they launched a DDoS attack on the site because of it. The server company had never seen an attack like this and couldn't stop it but Bill came through after working on it for at least 10 hours.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 05, 2015 11:07 PM (AVEe1)

315 Oh no..

Two police officers shot in the Bronx:

http://tinyurl.com/mfqrh7k

Posted by: Thrawn at January 05, 2015 11:01 PM (d7XFS)



Scanner link: http://tinyurl.com/pmp7vm2

Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 11:07 PM (nL0sw)

316 they still speak english in CA?

Posted by: LIV in Baltimore at January 05, 2015 11:04 PM (sEUh+)


Pulse "dos" para Inglés

Posted by: Slowpoke Rodriguez at January 05, 2015 11:07 PM (0Ew3K)

317 According to The Daily News, cops injuries are "non life threatening".

Posted by: tu3031 at January 05, 2015 11:07 PM (EDYaR)

318 294 Cali was an amazing place post-war. The huge ramp up of the defense industry brought all these bright young engineer types from the east and midwest. And they built a remarkable infrastructure with tremendous foresight, building out capacity to last for decades.
And then the Left took over and looked at that amazing infrastructure and said, cool, we don't have to worry about this for decades, we can spend the money on useless crap instead of planning for the future. So they did.

It's an amazing story of wasted inheritance.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:01 PM (ZPrif)



It is, and it breaks my heart. At one point California was described as the "science state," because it had so many scientists and engineers. Now it's the "welfare state," because we're stuck with 30% of the welfare recipients in the nation. We're also now 49/50 in educational results (thanks, teachers' unions and Mexicans!).

It's a damning indictment of leftist politics. If you can fuck up California, with all it had going for it, you can fuck up anywhere.

I try to convey to my kids how amazingly far things have degenerated in my lifetime by telling them, "Suppose 30 years from now there are telethons to raise money for Bill Gates, who was destitute. You'd be thinking, 'How the fuck did THAT happen?' That's exactly how I feel about California and its problems today."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:08 PM (oKE6c)

319
283 You would know more than me, I'm a young'un. Wasn't he the one who started the public sector unions?


Posted by: KG at January 05, 2015 10:55 PM (Vzxhp)
Yes, IIRC he was the one who first certified the public sector unions for the state, just like that shithead JFK did for the Feds.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 10:58

Where were the unions in MI when it became a right to work state? As a WI resident right to work isn't in my top 5 things to implement. But I believe that it would help us be more competitive.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 11:08 PM (A4oX7)

320 According to The Daily News, cops injuries are "non life threatening".

Good.

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 11:08 PM (MDgS8)

321 Posted by: Farmer at January 05, 2015 10:59 PM (o/90i)

Royalty checks for nat gas and oil are down significantly also.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 11:08 PM (1Y+hH)

322 Posted by: Farmer at January 05, 2015 10:59 PM (o/90i)

Royalty checks for nat gas and oil are down significantly also.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 11:08 PM (1Y+hH)

323 >>>Oh no..



Two police officers shot in the Bronx:



http://tinyurl.com/mfqrh7k



Posted by: Thrawn at January 05, 2015 11:01 PM (d7XFS)<<<

Aw dammit. I wish I could just get back to the good old days of leaving the wealthy neighborhoods unplowed under feet of snow and dropping poor unsuspecting groundhogs to their deaths.

Posted by: Kaiser Warren Wilhelm at January 05, 2015 11:08 PM (t1dCc)

324 Any more info out there on the cops

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 11:08 PM (TETYm)

325 WZ was attacked by black nationalists
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More likely by Fellow Travelers

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:10 PM (l1zOH)

326 WZ was attacked by black nationalists


Frankly, I'm amazed they had the cognitive skills to do that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:10 PM (oKE6c)

327
306 Weasel Zippers back up.
Posted by: shredded chi at January 05, 2015

Yay!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 11:10 PM (A4oX7)

328 >>I told you and I told you "Buy GOLD!", but would you listen, noooo!
Posted by: GG Liddy


^^^^^^^^^^
This

Posted by: Glen Beck at January 05, 2015 11:10 PM (3rrMW)

329

speaking of entropy...

Remember Entropy? He hasn't been around for a long time.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 11:11 PM (PtGcE)

330 California will crash very hard.
Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 10:55 PM (MQEz6)


I thought they were claiming a balanced budget.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 05, 2015 11:11 PM (W5DcG)

331 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 05, 2015 11:11 PM (UVfht)

332 What is Weasel Zippers?

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 11:11 PM (MDgS8)

333 Frankly, I'm amazed they had the cognitive skills to do that.
Posted by: Jay
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If you read their 'Manual', you would see that they don't.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:11 PM (l1zOH)

334 Any more info out there on the cops

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 11:08 PM (TETYm)


Two NYPD officers have been shot in the Bronx, emergency response officials say.

It's not clear what led to the shooting on East 184th Street in the Fordham section shortly after 10:30 p.m.

Police Were Disrespectful to Turn Backs at NYPD Funerals: Mayor

The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and are expected to be OK, the officials said.

The shootings happened just hours after the mayor and the police commissioner held a joint news conference to tout record low crime levels, with overall crime down 4 percent from last year. But shootings were up 13 percent, which NYPD officials admitted were "an area of concern."

http://bit.ly/1Bt4IJA

Posted by: The Reportin' Hat at January 05, 2015 11:12 PM (0Ew3K)

335 Frankly, I'm amazed they had the cognitive skills to do that.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:10 PM (oKE6c)

There are software tools out there in the seedier side of the internet that practically automate such attacks. So, I can see it happening.

Posted by: KG at January 05, 2015 11:12 PM (Vzxhp)

336 Is the shooter down, or do we have a manhunt

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 11:12 PM (TETYm)

337 OK, I've got to get the arrangement of Copperhead Road by Steve Earle down, mutiltasking here.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 05, 2015 11:13 PM (1Y+hH)

338 Florida, California, same shit, different toilet. No fucking thanks.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 11:13 PM (ucDmr)

339 Entropy got pissed off about some philosophical difference with AOSHQ.


Can't remember what.

We're too something or something.

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 11:13 PM (MDgS8)

340
Hello my precious poppets.

Spent the day doing compliance training instead of my actual effing job.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 05, 2015 09:29 PM (KH1sk)









Heh.

At one company I worked at, HR wanted me to run through a full week of management compliance training, but the rabidly right-wing Director I reported to said "fuck that". Literally.

He pissed them off something fierce because he needed me working my actual fucking job. And considering that every one of the HR jackasses were "xxxx Studies" majors, we had a good laugh over it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 05, 2015 11:13 PM (krgKs)

341 I thought they were claiming a balanced budget.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 05, 2015 11:11 PM (W5DcG)

Hollywood accounting. They learned from the best.

Posted by: KG at January 05, 2015 11:14 PM (Vzxhp)

342 A co-worker of mine, PhD in Analytical Chemistry, not stupid, is firmly convinced CA has budget problems because taxes are too low.

It does not matter how fast you can beat the mouse to the cheese.

What matters is the meme that controls your mind.

Calfornia is controlled by cults.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 11:14 PM (MQEz6)

343 Two cops shot by armed robber sparking massive manhunt

Two police officers were shot by an armed robber who fled the scene and is at large in the Bronx Monday night, sources said.

The officers from the 46th precinct pulled over a car in the in the Tremont section of The Bronx at around 10:30 p.m. but the suspect sped away and crashed, according to law enforcement sources.

The gunman then got out of the car and opened fire on the officers. One cop was struck one in the arm and another in the back.

The suspect then fled on foot sparking a huge police manhunt.

Both officers were both taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and are expected to survive.

http://bit.ly/14fIg9X

Posted by: The Reportin' Hat at January 05, 2015 11:14 PM (0Ew3K)

344 Manhunt for the shooter now.

Posted by: Snicklefritz at January 05, 2015 11:14 PM (Moh0M)

345 Is the shooter down, or do we have a manhunt

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 11:12 PM (TETYm)



Listening to the scanner, it sounds like a hunt is on. Looking for a black Honda or Toyota Camry, driver matches shooter's description (which I haven't heard).

Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 11:14 PM (nL0sw)

346 The Post says armed robbery. Cops made a traffic stop, guy came out firing. One cop hit in the arm, one in the back. Shooter got away. Manhunt in the Bronx

Posted by: tu3031 at January 05, 2015 11:15 PM (EDYaR)

347 I thought they were claiming a balanced budget.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 05, 2015 11:11 PM (W5DcG)


It's bullshit, for several reasons.
First, the spending cuts are minimal. (E.g., Brown made a BFD out of cutting $20 million for cell phones; the annual state budget is $100 billion.)Second, Brown also shifted a lot of expenses (such as housing Democrats criminals) off the state's books, and onto those of local governments, which are hurting. On the bright (?) side, local governments, unlike states, can declare bankruptcy. Hi there, Vallejo!
Third, and most importantly, the state is estimated to be ca. $500 billion in hock on pension benefits. Balancing the budget means ... we're not adding any more debt; we still need to figure out how to pay the debt we have. Brown changed the slope, but the intercept is the same.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:16 PM (oKE6c)

348 Now hearing male Hispanic arrested, unsure if suspect, as when the cops got to him he wasn't wearing clothing matching the description. In fact, he was wearing no clothing at all.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 11:16 PM (nL0sw)

349 Time for bed. Good night, horde. I hope the NY cops are not too badly injured and that they catch the swine who shot them.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 11:17 PM (+XMAD)

350 So the shooter matches the description of a prior armed robbery?

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 11:17 PM (TETYm)

351 California committed suicide in its response to the Santa Barbara oil spill in 1969.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 11:17 PM (MQEz6)

352 Yeah, Silicon Valley still survives as the legacy of what the post-war generation built in Cali. It's not all gone. But the post-war generation, Cali was a self-selected population of the best and brightest as so many young, ambitious scientists and engineer types headed West.

It is heart-breaking that Cali now competes with Alabama and Mississippi on measures of dysfunction.

The weather and the coast and the endowments like Silicon Valley do mean that Cali can recover if they choose sanity. Big if, though.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:18 PM (ZPrif)

353 >>>Two police officers were shot by an armed robber who fled the scene and is at large in the Bronx Monday night, sources said.<<<




He's a good boy. A very good boy. He's turning his life around. He was gonna take me and his babies to brunch tomorrow.

Posted by: cop shooter/armed robber's mother at January 05, 2015 11:18 PM (t1dCc)

354 In fact, he was wearing no clothing at all.
Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 11:16 PM (nL0sw)

Huh? It's not exactly warm in NYC in January.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 11:18 PM (+XMAD)

355 332 What is Weasel Zippers?

Posted by: eleven at
------------------
just a damned good news aggregate site.
You'll read about some stuff there first, but not with Ace's biting commentary.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 05, 2015 11:18 PM (3mOji)

356 He's a good boy. A very good boy. He's turning his life around. He was gonna take me and his babies to brunch tomorrow.
Posted by: cop shooter/armed robber's mother at January 05

Blue lives don't matter. Obviously.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 11:19 PM (A4oX7)

357 Just found out at Twitter from Matt Welch of Reason that he grew up in Lakewood Village, walking distance from me, and went to the same high school (Lakewood HS). Nice.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:19 PM (/7rmH)

358 Eleven

WeaselZippers dot us

Great response pic up right now.

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 11:19 PM (TETYm)

359 just a damned good news aggregate site.
You'll read about some stuff there first, but not with Ace's biting commentary.



Posted by: shredded chi at January 05, 2015 11:18 PM (3mOji)


Thanks..

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 11:19 PM (MDgS8)

360 It is heart-breaking that Cali now competes with Alabama and Mississippi on measures of dysfunction.



The weather and the coast and the endowments like Silicon Valley do
mean that Cali can recover if they choose sanity. Big if, though.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:18 PM (ZPrif)

Alabama is dysfunctional too?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:20 PM (oKE6c)

361 WZ was attacked by black nationalists


Frankly, I'm amazed they had the cognitive skills to do that.
--
Yeah, bet it was some occutard keyboard warriors.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:20 PM (ZPrif)

362 Is it a reasonable analogy or not, Serious You Guys, to suggest that CA is Detroit writ large, just a decade or two behind?

Posted by: Piercello at January 05, 2015 11:20 PM (JybVy)

363 I am not the naked man you were looking for.

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 11:20 PM (TETYm)

364 Donna, I'm just typing what I'm hearing on the scanner.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 11:20 PM (nL0sw)

365 Thanks for the history lessons re: California, I never really knew wtf happened out there. I am off to bed still have a job yet, have to be up early.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 11:20 PM (ucDmr)

366 Crazy town in the world.


An 'ette said the other day, the way to herd cats is a can opener, I think that is the problem. K street is the can opener for the GOPe. Society is crumbling. What the fk are we supposed to do? This will not end well.

Posted by: Infidel at January 05, 2015 11:21 PM (CupaF)

367 Yeah. What's wrong with Alabama?

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015 11:21 PM (TETYm)

368 358 Eleven

WeaselZippers dot us

Great response pic up right now.
Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2015

Word

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 11:21 PM (A4oX7)

369 Donna, I'm just typing what I'm hearing on the scanner.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 11:21 PM (nL0sw)

370 "Now hearing male Hispanic arrested,"


"White" hispanic in 3-2-1..........

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:21 PM (tJe1X)

371 WZ still down for me. It's still weaselzippers dot us right?

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at January 05, 2015 11:21 PM (e+1S5)

372 BTW, the entire Black Brunch manual can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/nkrpfea

Posted by: The Reportin' Hat at January 05, 2015 11:21 PM (0Ew3K)

373 Great response pic up right now.
Posted by: Jean
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Whoa

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:22 PM (l1zOH)

374 I only wanna know two things

1. Did tsrblke have his baby yet? and

2. Is Boehner gonna get bounced

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 11:22 PM (zOTsN)

375 As goes Cali, so goes the rest of this country I'm afraid. Fuckin idiots never learn.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at January 05, 2015 11:22 PM (ucDmr)

376 WZ pic : http://tinyurl.com/y647dzu

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:22 PM (l1zOH)

377 373 Great response pic up right now.
Posted by: Jean
--------------
Whoa
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05

Now the background music, I get knocked down, but I get back up again

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 11:23 PM (A4oX7)

378 WZ still down for me. It's still weaselzippers dot us right?

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at January 05, 2015 11:21 PM (e+1S5)


They have some anti-DDoS thing running, which might block some people who have tweaked settings on their browser.

Posted by: The URL Hat at January 05, 2015 11:23 PM (0Ew3K)

379 "An 'ette said the other day, the way to herd cats is a can opener,"


That was an awesome quote. Forget now who did it, but awesome.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:23 PM (tJe1X)

380 Description follows: Hispanic male, medium build, brown hair, brown eyes, one dick. Suspect is armed and sought in connection with armed robbery and shooting of two police officers.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 11:23 PM (MQEz6)

381 Silly me, turned to FoxNews to see if they were covering the breaking news shooting and .... got a replay of O'Reilly's interview with David Duke.

FoxNews pretty much shuts down at 11 pm and on weekends.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:24 PM (ZPrif)

382 Nite Chavez

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 11:24 PM (A4oX7)

383 http://weaselzippers.us/

Posted by: andycanuck at January 05, 2015 11:24 PM (L6/+u)

384 Thanks all....

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 11:24 PM (MDgS8)

385 WZ is up for me, but some DDOS protection made me wait a few seconds while it verified I wasn't part of the DDOS.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:25 PM (ZPrif)

386
Is it a reasonable analogy or not, Serious You Guys, to suggest that CA is Detroit writ large, just a decade or two behind?

Posted by: Piercello at January 05, 2015 11:20 PM (JybVy)

Detroit? I wouldn't say so. Detroit is truly in a universe of it's own.

Posted by: KG at January 05, 2015 11:25 PM (Vzxhp)

387 One dick??? So the guy isn't named Jose then.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 05, 2015 11:25 PM (L6/+u)

388 >>>They have some anti-DDoS thing running, which might block some people who have tweaked settings on their browser.

Odd that it would catch me, I'm just using a standard ipad and safari. Not smart enough to do much to the settings. Oh well, I don't go there much anyway.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at January 05, 2015 11:25 PM (e+1S5)

389 WZ was attacked by black nationalists
Frankly, I'm amazed they had the cognitive skills to do that.
--
Yeah, bet it was some occutard keyboard warriors.
Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:20 PM (ZPrif)


Yakub invented the original internet.

http://bit.ly/1f87aMg

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 05, 2015 11:26 PM (W5DcG)

390 Detroit? I wouldn't say so. Detroit is truly in a universe of it's own.
Posted by: KG
----------------------------

St Louis is closing though.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:26 PM (l1zOH)

391 Yep, "White Male Hispanic" just went across the scanner.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 11:27 PM (nL0sw)

392 >>>Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 11:21 PM

are you over at TAH? If so, congrats. You got hat tipped on the first page.

Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at January 05, 2015 11:27 PM (e+1S5)

393 362 Is it a reasonable analogy or not, Serious You Guys, to suggest that CA is Detroit writ large, just a decade or two behind?
Posted by: Piercello at January 05, 2015 11:20 PM (JybVy)



I don't think so, frankly. California has so much going for it that I don't think it'll ever be like Detroit. An acquaintance once asserted that, because as he said it's got the sunshine and the beach. "Oh, so like Baja, then?" I replied. End of discussion.

I think the worst case scenario is in broad strokes it will resemble Baja California. It'll have predominantly Mexican peasants, but with gated or otherwise exclusive liberal enclaves in some areas (Hi, Barbra!), and feral blacks running wild in others.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:27 PM (oKE6c)

394 I like the top pic on WZ. The big fu Bird. At least a few minutes ago.

Posted by: Infidel at January 05, 2015 11:28 PM (CupaF)

395 Jay Guevara and others: There are still heavily conservative enclaves in California. Orange County for one. I've read Thousand Oaks is also quite con-friendly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:28 PM (/7rmH)

396 I think the worst case scenario is in broad strokes it will resemble Baja California. It'll have predominantly Mexican peasants, but with gated or otherwise exclusive liberal enclaves in some areas (Hi, Barbra!), and feral blacks running wild in others.

Word.

Posted by: eleven at January 05, 2015 11:29 PM (MDgS8)

397 Posted by: DC in River City, now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho at January 05, 2015 11:27 PM (e+1S5)


Thanks! I send tips to Lilyea when I run across them. I used to be a regular over at BlackFive as well and was a Cob on the now-defunct MilitaryPundits.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 05, 2015 11:29 PM (nL0sw)

398 372 BTW, the entire Black Brunch manual can be found here:
http://tinyurl.com/nkrpfea
Posted by: The Reportin' Hat at January 05, 2015 11:21 PM (0Ew3K)



Reflect for a moment on how much the Reds must hate the Internet.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:30 PM (oKE6c)

399 "Yep, "White Male Hispanic" just went across the scanner."


Didn't we all know it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:30 PM (tJe1X)

400 Cali climate is so perfect it will always have wealthy enclaves. And Silicon Valley still is producing great gobs of wealth. Just a question of how much of a peasant horde can be sustained as the middle class get pushed out to Phoenix.

It's still a great place to be rich.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:30 PM (ZPrif)

401 so the document the black nationalist dont want you to see

they call each other "comrade"

they are black commies

wonder if they are connected to Mrs De Blasio

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 11:30 PM (zOTsN)

402 399 "Yep, "White Male Hispanic" just went across the scanner."


Didn't we all know it.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:30 PM (tJe1X)

F*cking Zimmerman clan

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 11:31 PM (A4oX7)

403 402 399 "Yep, "White Male Hispanic" just went across the scanner."


Didn't we all know it.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:30 PM (tJe1X)

F*cking Zimmerman clan
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 05, 2015 11:31 PM (A4oX7)

Were the cops wearing hoodies?

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 11:32 PM (MQEz6)

404 anyone who has been to Spain knows the white hispanic is BS


Fookin everyone is white in Spain, 'cept the African immigrants, they are black

Posted by: LIV in Baltimore at January 05, 2015 11:32 PM (sEUh+)

405 395 Jay Guevara and others: There are still heavily conservative enclaves in California. Orange County for one. I've read Thousand Oaks is also quite con-friendly.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:28 PM (/7rmH)



Oh, absolutely, although Orange County is not nearly as heavily conservative as it used to be. For example, UC Irvine now has a serious infestation of Muslims. But there are conservative Alamos to be found along the coast, to be sure. The inland parts of the state are pretty staunchly conservative. I gather that Washington and Oregon have similar patterns: the cities are Red-infested, but the rest of the state is pro-American.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:33 PM (oKE6c)

406 They're terrorists. Yeah they're not blowing people
up (yet), but their mob tactics are meant to terrorize Other. So they're
terrorists.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys Girls at January 05, 2015 09:59 PM (PtGcE)


They are Brownshirts, even if they wear stylish clothing. Thugs, in other words.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2015 11:33 PM (m3SdM)

407 Hmm. That took longer than I thought. Of course I'm only in here every now and then. The Magic Word having been posted (401)..., the once-a-month posting from Mickey Spillane's 'One Lonely Night' :

"I killed more people tonight than I have fingers on my hand. I shot them in cold blood and enjoyed every minute of it. I pumped slugs in the nastiest bunch of bastards you ever saw and here I am calmer than I've ever been, and happy too. They were Communists, Lee. They were red sons of bitches who should have died long ago..."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:33 PM (l1zOH)

408 302
they still speak english in CA?

Posted by: LIV in Baltimore at January 05, 2015 11:04 PM (sEUh+)


Un poquito....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 05, 2015 11:34 PM (T1005)

409 Not only is the Country spinning out of control, so is my job. Sheesh. Happy fkn winter.

Can't wait til spring when it warms up and gets worse.

Posted by: Infidel at January 05, 2015 11:34 PM (CupaF)

410 She says she's a Aromatic demisexual? OK, the left
is just completely making shit up now. That has no more meaning than
calling yourself a buttered scone or a purple toadstool.





Posted by: Donna V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 05, 2015 10:01 PM (+XMAD)


Aromatic demisexual: benzene, and not hard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2015 11:34 PM (m3SdM)

411 302

they still speak english in CA?



Posted by: LIV in Baltimore at January 05, 2015 11:04 PM (sEUh+)



Que?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:35 PM (oKE6c)

412 they call each other "comrade"

Well, yeah, I can't figure out how to type in cyrillic on my iPad, you racist jerk.

Posted by: Chernyi Tovarich at January 05, 2015 11:35 PM (MbqmP)

413 407 Hmm. That took longer than I thought. Of course I'm only in here every now and then. The Magic Word having been posted (401)..., the once-a-month posting from Mickey Spillane's 'One Lonely Night' :
"I killed more people tonight than I have fingers on my hand. I shot them in cold blood and enjoyed every minute of it. I pumped slugs in the nastiest bunch of bastards you ever saw and here I am calmer than I've ever been, and happy too. They were Communists, Lee. They were red sons of bitches who should have died long ago..."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:33 PM (l1zOH)



Spillane 2016.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:35 PM (oKE6c)

414 24.5 months to go,

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 11:36 PM (MQEz6)

415 As I've said before, and as much as I still like living in SoCal, I'd like to go to northern Nevada.

Not a lot of people there, but I'm beginning to think that's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:37 PM (/7rmH)

416 24.5 months to go,

Hooray!

Posted by: Ready For Hillary at January 05, 2015 11:37 PM (MbqmP)

417 She says she's a Aromatic demisexual.

Aromatic Demisexual = smelly, ugly feminist who never gets fucked.

Posted by: madamemayhem at January 05, 2015 11:37 PM (WPm3x)

418 (Hoping no one catches on to the additional fact that prostitution is legal in Winnemucca)

;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:38 PM (/7rmH)

419 Cochran is supposed to supply baby updates on tsrblkes wife. Has anyone heard?

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 11:39 PM (zOTsN)

420 California is stuffed to the gills with hot Asian babes.

It's a strong magnet.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 11:39 PM (MQEz6)

421 (Hoping no one catches on to the additional fact that prostitution is legal in Winnemucca)

;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:38 PM (/7rmH)


Elko bro,

Posted by: LIV in Baltimore at January 05, 2015 11:40 PM (sEUh+)

422 Yeesh, that black commie manual was lame. Sounds like the block commies could use some white interloper help in organizing and planning. Maybe a ghost-writer.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:40 PM (ZPrif)

423 "Has anyone heard?"



No.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:40 PM (tJe1X)

424 The guy HAS to do porn at some point, right? It
could be a porn re-imagining of the cheesy '70s flick starring Rosey
Grier and Ray Milland, "The Thing with Two Heads."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thing_with_Two_Heads

Posted by: Slappy at January 05, 2015 10:16 PM (Am9Tn)


They could make the hero a drug-addled hippie, and call the movie "The Head With Two Things."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2015 11:40 PM (m3SdM)

425 I was just thinking the same thing. Do we have a new moron?
I know they induced me and I didn't deliver until a week later.

Posted by: Infidel at January 05, 2015 11:41 PM (CupaF)

426 they are black commies



Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 11:30 PM (zOTsN)

Actually, it makes sense for blacks to be commies. If I were hanging out with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, I'd suggest the three of us go all-in on an investment, and split the profits equally, because I'd ... uh ... be a little light. Black commies figure they'll be rounded up, so supporting Communism is rational for them.
The part I can't figure is why The Tribe produces so many commies (e.g., Soros, Steyer, the Pritzkers, Burkle, etc.). They'll be rounded down, and surely have the cognitive gifts to realize that. Do they not care, or do they figure that they'll slip the punch if the commies ever seize power?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:41 PM (oKE6c)

427 "Maybe a ghost-writer."



Like? Bill Ayers?



The Hell you say.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:41 PM (tJe1X)

428 Does anyone remember laughter?

Posted by: Jimmy Plant at January 05, 2015 11:41 PM (fIv/H)

429 422 Yeesh, that black commie manual was lame. Sounds like the block commies could use some white interloper help in organizing and planning. Maybe a ghost-writer.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:40 PM (ZPrif)



You mean ... like an overseer?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:42 PM (oKE6c)

430 I grew up mostly in Southern Ca, (San Diego and Orange County) in the '60s n' '70s. Delayed-enlisted in the USAF in '75, and was outta there in '76.

Even then, it was evident that the libtard invasion was well underway. Still, I don't think anyone really understood how pervasive the virus would be, and how deeply set the rot it produced.

I've visited plenty since then, and though I still yearn to live on a 50' ketch in a nice marina on Shelter Island..... I never will, because the place has been entirely screwed up for now for a good thirty years.

San Diego's ruination was the loss of the Naval Training Center near downtown. Then the city got their grubby hands on all that prime real-estate, and ...... squandered it.

Moreover, even though the property is still there, the loss of Miramar as a Naval Air Station still bites....the Marines make good use of it, but it's just not Fightertown, any more. Blame that on all the suburbanites who crowded up against a known noisemaker, and then bitched about that same noise and safety matters.

Same thing happened to El Toro, up the coast a bit. And the loss of Mare Island Naval Shipyard is a case of strategic treason in every sense of the word. Don't even get me started about giving Long Beach to the Chicoms. I'd have a firing squad on standby for the perpetrators of that one.

The list goes on and on and on.

Point is, never trust "Liberals". They have no Liberty in them, only a Dark Statist cancer where a soul would normally live.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 05, 2015 11:42 PM (RzZOc)

431 breaking now
two more cops shot in new York
one in the back

they are both expected to make it

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 05, 2015 11:42 PM (/2Qtx)

432 "(Hoping no one catches on to the additional fact that prostitution is legal in Winnemucca)
"



Wait. Wut?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:42 PM (tJe1X)

433 They protested and interrupted Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2015 11:43 PM (MQEz6)

434 I've been wondering if moving to Paraguay would be a smart move.

I know, dictatorial government, people speaking Spanish, entrenched crazy, a history of vile criminals being encouraged to run around free, out of control patronage and drug smuggling gangs rumored to be hand in hand with the political class, but really, Oregon still has positive things to offer as well.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 05, 2015 11:43 PM (t//F+)

435 LIV in Baltimore, Elko's in eastern Nevada. Have a hunch it's where you can find a lot of the naughty Mormon men from next door in Utah. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:43 PM (/7rmH)

436 four cops shot in NYC tonight or two?

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 11:43 PM (zOTsN)

437 431 unless you already know

new York is going to burn soon

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 05, 2015 11:43 PM (/2Qtx)

438 RK: Have you ever been to Candelaria?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 05, 2015 11:44 PM (l3vZN)

439 436 just two
I just got online and saw it

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 05, 2015 11:44 PM (/2Qtx)

440 415 As I've said before, and as much as I still like living in SoCal, I'd like to go to northern Nevada.

Not a lot of people there, but I'm beginning to think that's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:37 PM (/7rmH)



We've thought of fleeing, but can't just now for family reasons. But if we ever do, and some asshole reporter shows up to write a feature on how great life is wherever we go, I plan on burying him in my backyard.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:44 PM (oKE6c)

441 Ricardo: not Clark County, but a few northern and eastern counties in Nevada have legal prostitution.

Hey, an industry's an industry...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:44 PM (/7rmH)

442 The White Death is upon us! Flee for you lives! Its Arctic Armageddon!!! Solid matter is falling from the skies!

Posted by: buzzion at January 05, 2015 11:44 PM (zt+N6)

443 "four cops shot in NYC tonight or two?"


Two as I understand it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:44 PM (tJe1X)

444 I feel bad for those cops and the morons that live there but I am grateful beyond measure that we left the NYC area and moved to Texas

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 11:45 PM (zOTsN)

445 Jay, LOL.

LA Times editor, circa 2025: "Dammit, we've sent nine reporters to Sparks and Fallon and they've all disappeared!! WTF is going on?!?!?..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:45 PM (/7rmH)

446 Elko's in eastern Nevada. Have a hunch it's where you can find a lot of the naughty Mormon men from next door in Utah. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:43 PM (/7rmH)


No prostitution in Wendover, NV? That is closer to SLC

Posted by: LIV in Baltimore at January 05, 2015 11:46 PM (sEUh+)

447 "RK: Have you ever been to Candelaria?"


Texas or Mexico. First, yes. Second, just watched it with binocs.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:46 PM (tJe1X)

448 Wait, two or four?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 05, 2015 11:47 PM (ZPrif)

449 LIV, hmm...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_brothels_in_Nevada

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:48 PM (/7rmH)

450 Blame that on all the suburbanites who crowded up against a known
noisemaker, and then bitched about that same noise and safety matters.



Targets for strafing practice.


I was surprised on moving back here to find NAS Miramar was now MCAS Miramar, and MCAS El Toro was long gone.


Those greasy developers have had their bulging eyes on Camp Pendleton since forever, but thank God, haven't been able to pry it away from the Feds. So far.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:48 PM (oKE6c)

451 No matter what spin you put on it , Houston (Texas)
is in for a period of pain until oil prices recover to what I refer to
as the sweet spot.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 05, 2015 10:44 PM (3jmxp)


Same is true for Calgary. I have one more well to sit, then it's anybody's guess when the next one come along. At least I am debt-free, and have money in the bank. I can weather a dry spell for a few months.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2015 11:48 PM (m3SdM)

452 "Ricardo: not Clark County, but a few northern and eastern counties in Nevada have legal prostitution."




Oh, no, Clark County is no go. I got that. No problem. The "ranches" out in the hinterlands, heh.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:48 PM (tJe1X)

453 Candelaria TX. Is there a back way up north once you get to the end of that 80 mile dead end up the river valley?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 05, 2015 11:48 PM (l3vZN)

454 445 Jay, LOL.

LA Times editor, circa 2025: "Dammit, we've sent nine reporters to Sparks and Fallon and they've all disappeared!! WTF is going on?!?!?..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:45 PM (/7rmH)



"I dunno. I'm just raising award-winning roses here."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 05, 2015 11:49 PM (oKE6c)

455 Alberta - Auto du jour. Belongs to acquaintance
http://tinyurl.com/oylp6z7

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:49 PM (vPh3W)

456 Jay, all of which are named Audrey and in the backyard shouting "feed me!!"
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:50 PM (/7rmH)

457 An Escort! Nice, Mike

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 05, 2015 11:50 PM (l3vZN)

458

Kaiser Wilhelm is my prime suspect..

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 05, 2015 11:51 PM (PtGcE)

459 "Candelaria TX. Is there a back way up north once you get to the end of that 80 mile dead end up the river valley?"



There is but it's gravel/dirt road for 30 miles or so. And then gravel/dirt road for another 20 or so from the town east before you hit two-lane black top. No gas or water or anything else. Hour or more then to town.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 05, 2015 11:52 PM (tJe1X)

460 people here in Houston don't expect the price to stay low for more than 12 to 18 months. Real estate is already dropping though

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 11:53 PM (zOTsN)

461 Same problem here. Drop in oil prices saves me cents on gas, but my stocks drop 500-1000 a day when they do. Yikes!



Posted by: Farmer at January 05, 2015 10:59 PM (o/90i)


Buy more oil stocks; drive down your dollar-cost average. Unless you need to sell your securities now, you loss is only a paper loss. Sooner or later, your stocks will rise again, unless you are heavy into under-capitalized juniors that can't weather a dry spell.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 05, 2015 11:54 PM (m3SdM)

462 RK, thanks.... I might put that on the list.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 05, 2015 11:54 PM (l3vZN)

463 whats stupid is that the price per barrel has just dropped and Thune is talking about raising the gas tax

and when the price goes up again in a year or so are they going to get rid of the tax?

what is it with these people?!

Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 11:55 PM (zOTsN)

464 what is it with these people?!
Posted by: ThunderB
-----

An insatiable need for revenues..., to buy votes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:57 PM (vPh3W)

465
463 whats stupid is that the price per barrel has just dropped and Thune is talking about raising the gas tax and when the price goes up again in a year or so are they going to get rid of the tax? what is it with these people?!
Posted by: ThunderB at January 05, 2015 11:55 PM (zOTsN)


Opposing raising the gas tax is just a stunt you stupid tea party trucons try an push. You won't succeed so just shut up and take it.

Posted by: Hollowhead at January 05, 2015 11:57 PM (zt+N6)

466 Fox is terrible with breaking news. I saw on Twitter that two police were shot tonight & NYPD Twitter at 10:55. O'Reiily rerun was on FNC & nothing on news crawl. CNN may suck with shows but this is one more time I'll take CNN first.

Two police officers were expected to live, shot trying to prevent a robbery.

Posted by: Carol at January 05, 2015 11:58 PM (sj3Ax)

467 The number of cops shot is the same as my number of johnsons.

Posted by: Mr. Double-Header at January 05, 2015 11:59 PM (t1dCc)

468 Hey, guys. Fell on, (not off), my roof yesterday.

I'm "typing" from an Xbox, so it takes a long time.

My back and ribs are "the suck", but they have been worse.

That took fifteen minutes to "type".

Details to follow when I can sit in a chair.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 12:00 AM (16bOT)

469 oops. that was for post 448.

Posted by: Mr. Double-Header at January 06, 2015 12:00 AM (t1dCc)

470 God forbid working people keep a little change in their pocket

Posted by: ThunderB at January 06, 2015 12:01 AM (zOTsN)

471 That took fifteen minutes to "type".
-------------

If only you had an additional appendage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2015 12:01 AM (vPh3W)

472 Slap why on earth were you on your roof!?

Posted by: ThunderB at January 06, 2015 12:01 AM (zOTsN)

473 did you go to the doctor?

Posted by: ThunderB at January 06, 2015 12:02 AM (zOTsN)

474 Slap - You sure it wasn't a piece of exercise gear? Don't answer that. Sorry to hear it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2015 12:03 AM (vPh3W)

475 How do you fall ON a roof?
Leave it to a Moron...

Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 12:03 AM (3mOji)

476 "whats stupid is that the price per barrel has just dropped and Thune is talking about raising the gas tax"

Tom Corbett just ran for re-election in PA as the Republican who raised the gas tax in the name of "fiscal responsibility". Tossed out on his ear by the voters.

These clowns never ever learn.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2015 12:04 AM (noWW6)

477 441 Ricardo: not Clark County, but a few northern and eastern counties in Nevada have legal prostitution.

Hey, an industry's an industry...
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:44 PM (/7rmH)

And you get to walk away, with your house

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2015 12:04 AM (A4oX7)

478 472
I assume, taking down some of his 3million Christmas lights.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 12:04 AM (3mOji)

479 Slap why on earth were you on your roof!?

Read it again. He was apparently some distance above his roof. I'm going out on a limb here, but I would guess he was being exaulted by angels, & flown to safety, when he was dropped, like a waterhead who bit his nurse.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 06, 2015 12:05 AM (MbqmP)

480 well I thought a true moron was allowed to leave their lights up until the fourth of July

Posted by: ThunderB at January 06, 2015 12:05 AM (zOTsN)

481 MH, yep.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2015 12:05 AM (/7rmH)

482 First Monday of 2015 ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/552173202798288896

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/552173468364845057

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/552173740508065793

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/552221284835536897

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/552221511546048512

Posted by: kbdabear at January 06, 2015 12:06 AM (GrXXa)

483 468 Hey, guys. Fell on, (not off), my roof yesterday.

I'm "typing" from an Xbox, so it takes a long time.

My back and ribs are "the suck", but they have been worse.

That took fifteen minutes to "type".

Details to follow when I can sit in a chair.
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015

Wet shingles?
Pitch of roof?
Xmas lights?
Dam glad you are ok

Ps hope my spelling is up to snuff

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2015 12:06 AM (A4oX7)

484 453 Candelaria TX. Is there a back way up north once you get to the end of that 80 mile dead end up the river valley?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat
------------------
Planning out your summer trip, Jinx?

Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 12:06 AM (3mOji)

485
Fell on, (not off), my roof yesterday.

Oh no. I won't ask you questions because it's a pain to answer them.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:07 AM (PtGcE)

486 Mike Hammer,
What is wrong with these republicans starting, before new members are sworn in, today Thune- talking about increasing gas tax?
I was POd & changed my registration from R to Unenrolled when Steele was RNC head & thought I had changed back to R until November 4 when I looked at voter list as poll worker checked me off.
I'm going to stay one of those Independents.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:07 AM (sj3Ax)

487 Alberta - Auto du jour. Belongs to acquaintance

http://tinyurl.com/oylp6z7

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 05, 2015 11:49 PM (vPh3W)


Cute little thing it is. That'd be a British Ford, right? Some of the old Anglias with the tiny little 4 cylinder flattie were kinda cute, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2015 12:08 AM (m3SdM)

488 So, so sorry, Slap. Where were you that you fell onto your roof?

Pain meds on hand and ingested? Alcohol? MMJ?

Posted by: L, elle at January 06, 2015 12:08 AM (2x3L+)

489 I really came to ONT to mention NYPD shooting again & how bad Fox is, again.

Did Trsblke post about baby yet?

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:09 AM (sj3Ax)

490 I'm going to stay one of those Independents.
Posted by: Carol
----------------

As I have been for over 20 years. Here, we are called 'Unaffiliated'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2015 12:09 AM (vPh3W)

491

yeah, we're U for Unenrolled here in MA

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:10 AM (PtGcE)

492 Cute little thing it is. That'd be a British Ford, right? Some of the old Anglias with the tiny little 4 cylinder flattie were kinda cute, too.
Posted by: Alberta
-------------

Jinx picked it right at 457. 1973 Escort

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2015 12:11 AM (vPh3W)

493
it should be Unsatisfied

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:11 AM (PtGcE)

494 "Planning out your summer trip, Jinx?"


He can do it. Fill the gas tank. Drive south. Turn west and head north. The return trip is going to be hinky with dirt roads and stuff. Will he back in civilization and motel range soon? Yeah. Might pack some sammiches and a Jerry can, but, not required.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2015 12:11 AM (tJe1X)

495 I'm going to quit reading. Laughing is *bad*.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 12:12 AM (16bOT)

496 OK, off to bed. I'll set my alarm for 5:45 to hopefully watch SpaceX make history.

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2015 12:12 AM (sdi6R)

497 Yup, I'm out. Headed for central GA tomorrow. 4 1/2 hr. drive.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 06, 2015 12:13 AM (vPh3W)

498 Cold beer, you gotta watch out for that sort of thing. It is important not to laugh with sore ribs.

I was in the elevator at work talking to a co-worker about her rabbit skin fringe on her hood and I mentioned the lady at the state fair on year that made stuffed toy rabbits out of rabbit furs.
I mentioned that it was really one of those uncomfortable "it-puts-the-lotion-on-the-skin moments" and then realized that all the upper executive types that were going to a higher floor were eying me funny.
I cannot keep my mouth shut. Ever.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 06, 2015 12:13 AM (t//F+)

499 I hope the SpaceX scientists have two pole dancers, one on each side, during their press conference

Posted by: ThunderB at January 06, 2015 12:13 AM (zOTsN)

500 Hey, guys. Fell on, (not off), my roof yesterday.
I'm "typing" from an Xbox, so it takes a long time.
My back and ribs are "the suck", but they have been worse.
That took fifteen minutes to "type".
Details to follow when I can sit in a chair.
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 12:00 AM

Hope you are OK. You sure you don't need to go to the ER?

Posted by: Farmer at January 06, 2015 12:14 AM (o/90i)

501 And you get to walk away, with your house
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2015 12:04 AM (A4oX7)

******

Yep. In Pahrump and the like you aren't paying so you can just get the rocks off. It's so you can say "That was great, thanks. Goodbye."

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at January 06, 2015 12:14 AM (o/3Hk)

502 have we ever heard more about Dirty Harry's injuries. I'm looking forward to seeing his cadaver like expression

Posted by: ThunderB at January 06, 2015 12:15 AM (zOTsN)

503
497 Yup, I'm out. Headed for central GA tomorrow. 4 1/2 hr. drive.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January

Be safe, be well,Mr. Hammer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2015 12:17 AM (W6Tct)

504 Slap.....next time, check with me first. I'm in roofing sales, commercial & residential.

I might not be able to get there to help, but I can damn sure help steer you the right way, if you'll send me photos and such.

Plus, I can generate an exact diagram of your roof, from here, via satellite image. It's called an Eagle View, and will give the exact square footage, pitch, linear feet of ridge, perimeter, valleys and flats. Only thing it won't do, is size and count up your various roof accessories, such as plumbing vents, ridge vents or turbines, etc.

Plus, I can connect you to a superior contractor in your area. And if you want to do it yourself, I can point you out to the best materials out on the market.

As always, my addy is in my nic. Feel free to shoot me a mail, when you feel up to it.

Heal quickly, amigo!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2015 12:18 AM (RzZOc)

505 ThunderB, it's too bad we can't refer ol' Hairy to the Hospital of the Sisters of the Moron Horde.

"Oooh, looks like you're suffering from some terrible spinal injuries. This sledgehammer should fix 'em right up!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2015 12:18 AM (/7rmH)

506 502 have we ever heard more about Dirty Harry's injuries. I'm looking forward to seeing his cadaver like expression
Posted by: ThunderB at January 06

You can't use my nic on him.
Posted by: Senator Allen Cranston

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2015 12:19 AM (W6Tct)

507 504 Slap.....next time, check with me first. I'm in roofing sales, commercial & residential.

I might not be able to get there to help, but I can damn sure help steer you the right way, if you'll send me photos and such-----

Jim & The Shingleleros

Come up my way and scare away the whore storm chasers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2015 12:22 AM (W6Tct)

508 Brietbart is reporting that Steve Webster out of Florida is going to run against Boehner

Posted by: ThunderB at January 06, 2015 12:24 AM (zOTsN)

509
Boehner's ass will be saved by a straw candidate.

Unless the R's band together in a unified effort behind a single candidate, Boner will survive.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:27 AM (PtGcE)

510 468
Hey, guys. Fell on, (not off), my roof yesterday.



I'm "typing" from an Xbox, so it takes a long time.



My back and ribs are "the suck", but they have been worse.



That took fifteen minutes to "type".



Details to follow when I can sit in a chair.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 12:00 AM (16bOT)


Thankful it wasn't worse.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 12:28 AM (T1005)

511 509
Boehner's ass will be saved by a straw candidate.
------
Heard you can use them to build homes in an earlier thread

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2015 12:29 AM (W6Tct)

512 Be well all, I have an early morning meeting. You rock.

T

Posted by: Farmer at January 06, 2015 12:29 AM (o/90i)

513 Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 12:00 AM (16bOT)

so sorry to hear that!

perhaps we should call an ambulance

http://tinyurl.com/ceq55kv


Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at January 06, 2015 12:30 AM (9GG/0)

514 Ricardo: not Clark County, but a few northern and eastern counties in Nevada have legal prostitution.

Hey, an industry's an industry...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 05, 2015 11:44 PM (/7rmH)


In Nevada, brothels are illegal in the two urban counties of Washoe (Reno) and Clark (Vegas).

For the rest of the counties, it is up to them. Of the remaining counties, three outlaw brothels (Carson City and Douglas, on Lake Tahoe, and Lincoln, which is due north of Vegas).

The minimum age for brothel workers is set by the county, and is 21 in all but one (Mineral), which sets it at 18.

Posted by: The Nevada Hat at January 06, 2015 12:31 AM (0Ew3K)

515 Jim from Galveston, Texas,
I clicked your email link in sig & got 404 error. Maybe it was meant only for Slap but I was going to add to my email addresses in case I need it.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:33 AM (sj3Ax)

516 This man cave artist will be regarded as Michelangelo by many morons here I expect
http://tinyurl.com/p8245n3

Posted by: keena at January 06, 2015 12:34 AM (RiTnx)

517 Hey, MH - ever drink Leinenkugel? Or even heard of it?
I got a sixer this evening from my neighbor.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 12:35 AM (3mOji)

518 Good Night, Farmer!

I'm going to sleep soon, despite humidifier my eyes are burning from heat. It's in teens here last time I looked.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:36 AM (sj3Ax)

519 sweet dreams Carol

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at January 06, 2015 12:37 AM (9GG/0)

520 Carol,

Try deleting everything before the j, and it should work.

Pixy sometimes adds things to the links.

Posted by: Piercello at January 06, 2015 12:37 AM (JybVy)

521 Carol. j_seigler AT

hot mail dot com

(some assembly required, batteries not included)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2015 12:37 AM (RzZOc)

522 517
Hey, MH - ever drink Leinenkugel? Or even heard of it?

I got a sixer this evening from my neighbor.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 12:35 AM (3mOji)


They have it in the local Lucky's. Doesn't look terribly appealing.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 12:39 AM (T1005)

523 ChemCheff,
Not quite yet, but soon.
Are you back to being a regular here? I missed you all summer.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:39 AM (sj3Ax)

524 520
Carol,



Try deleting everything before the j, and it should work.



Pixy sometimes adds things to the links.

Posted by: Piercello at January 06, 2015 12:37 AM (JybVy)


Hamster lint.

How'd you do at rebuilding the mill?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 12:40 AM (T1005)

525 I'm going to stay one of those Independents.


Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:07 AM (sj3Ax)


I'm actually looking at the American Conservative Party...

But need to check into them a LOT more...

Posted by: Big Bad Wolf at January 06, 2015 12:40 AM (qh617)

526 517 Hey, MH - ever drink Leinenkugel? Or even heard of it?
I got a sixer this evening from my neighbor.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 12:35 AM (3mOji)


Lenny's! Not a bad brew for a mass-produced one. Just had two of the sunset wheat's with my bowl of venison chili and corn bread! A little sweet for me, I like a traditional Heifeweisen...

Had the Summer Shandy and I like that when it is hot outside (beer with a strong lemon). It is the only citrusy beer I have ever liked.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 06, 2015 12:41 AM (uSAVP)

527 Prayer for our dear pray-er and brother ColdBeer/Slap

Loving God, we lift up our brother ColdBeer/Slap to you. You know his real name and his heart. Heal him from the top of his head t o the soles of his feet, Grant hims your strength and patience and bless him with people nearby who can help and aide him in ways needed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:43 AM (DXzRD)

528 517 Hey, MH - ever drink Leinenkugel? Or even heard of it?
I got a sixer this evening from my neighbor.
Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 12:35 AM (3mOji)

Made right down the road from me. When I was a drinker I enjoyed their Bock Beer put out near Easter. Never ll that much impressed with their regular laged. They are making more flavors. Enjoy!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2015 12:43 AM (W6Tct)

529 BB Wolf,
You must live in a state that recognizes it as a party.
Massachusetts is D, R, or Unenrolled (Independent).

I'm curious, please post what you find since you're looking at their info.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:44 AM (sj3Ax)

530 Murders in Eastern Kentucky are almost never solved.

All of the DNA is the same and there are no dental records!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 06, 2015 12:45 AM (uSAVP)

531 I don't follow Gabriel Malor's Tweets, so what I would like to know is does he consider any critic of Boehner a "nut job" or is it particular critics of Boehner?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:45 AM (DXzRD)

532 They have it in the local Lucky's. Doesn't look terribly appealing.

Posted by: cthulhu at
------------------
He called from the beer aisle and asked if I wanted anything.
"Sure. Thanks. Anything but Bud Light. Maybe some kind of winter brew or seasonal ale. Surprise me."

He brings me a $10 sixer of "cranberry ginger shandy"

To say I'm surprised is an understatement - it tastes like a fruity fart. And that's being mean to farts.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 12:45 AM (3mOji)

533 Hahaha! Cranberry beer. That's retarded, sir.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 06, 2015 12:47 AM (uSAVP)

534 He brings me a $10 sixer of "cranberry ginger shandy"

To say I'm surprised is an understatement - it tastes like a fruity fart. And that's being mean to farts.
Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 12:45 AM (3mOji)

We are the #1 cranberry state, so I suppose you have to fuck beer up with them

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2015 12:48 AM (W6Tct)

535 523
ChemCheff,

Not quite yet, but soon.

Are you back to being a regular here? I missed you all summer.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:39 AM (sj3Ax)

well, regular enough on the ONT I think. only when the roar dies down to a mild hum.

sorry I wasn't around this summer.

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at January 06, 2015 12:48 AM (9GG/0)

536
Jim.... God Bless you!
Thank God you're not funny... lol.
My power was out when I woke-up, so I decided to make the morning "worth something".
Iclimbed-up on the roof to take-down the outlining lights. It was 55 freaking degrees!
I had a couple-of hours before this Arctic stuff.
*slip*

Back-and-ribs... tenderized.

Sad part? Not one light has been removed.

Good part? I got down and inside before I knew I was screwed.

Please, God. I don't want to pay for a Doctor!!!

Please let me be 25 again!!!...lol

I feelokay...minus the occasional cough.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (b)T(/b) at January 06, 2015 12:48 AM (16bOT)

537 cranberry beer? blasphemy!

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at January 06, 2015 12:48 AM (9GG/0)

538 529 BB Wolf,
You must live in a state that recognizes it as a party.
Massachusetts is D, R, or Unenrolled (Independent).

I'm curious, please post what you find since you're looking at their info.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:44 AM (sj3Ax)


What!!! They don't still recognize the Whig Party???

One of the things that is killing US Politics IMO, is the LEGAL and financial advantages they give the two parties... as it blocks out other voices as being a viable alternative....

Posted by: Big Bad Wolf at January 06, 2015 12:49 AM (qh617)

539
Visited the New Glarus Brewery while passing through on the way to the WI Dells a few years ago. Fat Squirrel Brown Ale is da bomb!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 06, 2015 12:49 AM (uSAVP)

540 539
Visited the New Glarus Brewery while passing through on the way to the WI Dells a few years ago. Fat Squirrel Brown Ale is da bomb!
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January

Owners are uber lefties

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2015 12:52 AM (W6Tct)

541 "How'd you do at rebuilding the mill?"

Up and running, more or less. I didn't go for a complete disassembly (zero dials on the axes, spindle, and power train were left alone), but everything else received a stern talking to.

I think I've figured out about how much resistance to leave in the ways. The handles turn, perhaps a bit stiffly, and the head moves easily enough. Still tweaking bolts and set screws here and there.

There is a little more backlash than I'd like in the x-axis wheel, but it is manageable.

The column is now trammed to within about .002", I think, although I am still getting used to using my dial indicator out on the end of an arm. The front of the table seems to be reading about .008" lower than the back, but I am not really that confident in the measurement as yet, so I am not too worried.

Collets and the bulk of the tooling will arrive tomorrow. This may help with my measurement issues, as the provided chuck appears to have significant runout.

Then the fun begins. 8-)

Posted by: Piercello at January 06, 2015 12:52 AM (JybVy)

542 527
Prayer for our dear pray-er and brother ColdBeer/Slap



Loving God, we lift up our brother ColdBeer/Slap to you. You know
his real name and his heart. Heal him from the top of his head t o the
soles of his feet, Grant hims your strength and patience and bless him
with people nearby who can help and aide him in ways needed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:43 AM (DXzRD)


Amen.

And might I add "....and, Lord, thank you for granting him additional wisdom and caution without injuring him too badly."

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 12:54 AM (T1005)

543 "I was too young to know at the time, but was there a lot of hysteria about Taxi Driver back in the day when it was found to be an obsession of John Hinckley? I've assumed now, and I've thought about how it would play out in today's logic deprived world. "

No. Just a lot of jokes about Jodie Foster.

1981 was before really accessible home videotapes. You couldn't go out and watch the eeeeevillll Reagankiller movie if you wanted to.

BTW I am deeply disturbed that those 1970s women are immediately recognizable as clowns, but that dude looks like he walked out of last year's Esquire. Photoshop?

Posted by: Chris Balsz at January 06, 2015 12:55 AM (8rRE+)

544 The bad part is, I can taste a decent beer back there somewhere.
And I know exactly where he was - choices abound. Newcastle, Fat Tire, Blue Moon, Pete's Wicked, heck even Sam Adams if nothing else. He might not have been like a deer in the headlights. I've only I very seen him drink bud light of Fireball (both with a passion).
I think he was trying to Fook with me. Karma is a bitch though.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 12:55 AM (3mOji)

545 Slap-

Feel better soon! Hope all of your parts are still where they are supposed to be in the morning, with nothing worse than a sprained dignity.

Posted by: Piercello at January 06, 2015 12:56 AM (JybVy)

546 Good night morons. Be well.

Slap of cold beer fame, get well.
Here's hoping trsblke has a healthy baby soon

Goodnight again

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 06, 2015 12:56 AM (W6Tct)

547 good night MH

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at January 06, 2015 12:58 AM (9GG/0)

548 Slap, and any Moron contemplating a roofward journey.

They cost too much for a one-time use, but in the industry, we use Cougar-Paw roofing boots. The sole is pretty much 1/4" of wetsuit neoprene, and grips the aggregate of an asphalt shingle better than any other shoe. The soles tear off with Velcro, and replacement soles run about $16-$18. The boots themselves will set you back about $130-$140.

So, you don't wanna buy Cougar-Paws? Next best thing is a crepe soled shoe, with a very flat sole. Maximum contact area, soft enough to set down over the aggregate and "grip", more or less.

Fancy tennis shoes with highly sculpted soles, have almost no contact area. The parts that touch the roof might be grippy enough. But sooner or later, you're gonna fall down n' go boom.

Boat shoes with gummy soles work great as far as grip. But, watch the twisty ankles on those, especially on steeper roofs. You'll likely just step right outta your shoe, then.

Any roof greater than a 5/12 pitch is nothing to take lightly. 6/12 is marginal. 7/12, time to call the pros.

Don't know the pitch of your roof? Download "Pitch Gauge" for your smart fone (apple or android).... it's freeware. Rock with it.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2015 01:00 AM (RzZOc)

549 But need to check into them a LOT more...

Posted by: Big Bad Wolf at January 06, 2015 12:40 AM (qh617)



I'm a member. What else do you need to know? :-D

Posted by: Country Singer at January 06, 2015 01:01 AM (nL0sw)

550
From my back, upon my bed...
Good Night!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (b)T(/b) at January 06, 2015 01:03 AM (16bOT)

551 Crap, it's after 0100 here. I need to get some sleep. See y'all later!

Posted by: Country Singer at January 06, 2015 01:04 AM (nL0sw)

552 1981 was before really accessible home videotapes. You couldn't go out and watch the eeeeevillll Reagankiller movie if you wanted to.

The first movies I remember being available on home video: "10", "Poltergeist" and "Blade Runner." And they were something like $80 each.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2015 01:05 AM (/7rmH)

553 Posted by: Piercello at January 06, 2015 12:37 AM (JybVy)

I'll try, Thank You!

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 01:08 AM (sj3Ax)

554 ColdBeer1,
I hope you're better tomorrow!

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 01:10 AM (sj3Ax)

555 541
"How'd you do at rebuilding the mill?"



Up and running, more or less. I didn't go for a complete
disassembly (zero dials on the axes, spindle, and power train were left
alone), but everything else received a stern talking to.



I think I've figured out about how much resistance to leave in the
ways. The handles turn, perhaps a bit stiffly, and the head moves
easily enough. Still tweaking bolts and set screws here and there.



There is a little more backlash than I'd like in the x-axis wheel, but it is manageable.



The column is now trammed to within about .002", I think, although I
am still getting used to using my dial indicator out on the end of an
arm. The front of the table seems to be reading about .008" lower than
the back, but I am not really that confident in the measurement as yet,
so I am not too worried.



Collets and the bulk of the tooling will arrive tomorrow. This may
help with my measurement issues, as the provided chuck appears to have
significant runout.



Then the fun begins. 8-)

Posted by: Piercello at January 06, 2015 12:52 AM (JybVy)


I still haven't trammed the table, and don't expect to do a lot in that regard until I build a brace to keep the thing from flopping side-to-side. I've used the 1/2" mill and collet more than anything else, on substances from brass to purpleheart. I need to tune the freakin' gibs like nobody's business, 'cause I can shove the table and watch it wiggle. The supplied chuck is Teh Suckage.
But I'm going at this from a different direction than you probably are....I'm looking to gain overall familiarity with tools, methods, and materials -- and gradually work my way into precision. Part of this is a desire to work with exotic materials in novel ways....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 01:10 AM (T1005)

556 Well I just about did the splits. Front to back, not side to side thank God.

Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2015 01:13 AM (zt+N6)

557 Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 01:10 AM (T1005)



Oh, and I'm headed down to ATX-West in a month (Automation Technology Expo), where -- hopefully -- I'll be buying a bunch of the guts to CNC the thing. And maybe more things.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 01:14 AM (T1005)

558 556
Well I just about did the splits. Front to back, not side to side thank God.

Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2015 01:13 AM (zt+N6)



Did you yell "go, team!!!"?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 01:15 AM (T1005)

559
531 I don't follow Gabriel Malor's Tweets, so what I would like to know is does he consider any critic of Boehner a "nut job" or is it particular critics of Boehner?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:45 AM (DXzRD)


Since Gabe is "big government, yay amnesty, shut up h8ters GOPe all the way through, how dare you question the worth of a presidential poll 2 years out from the election," its any critic.

Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2015 01:16 AM (zt+N6)

560 Chemjeff,
I honestly prefer slower threads & mostly have stayed away from ONT because comments here makes Aces's blog & of course Ace & most of the COBs. It's hard to,read all comments on OznT & keep up.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 01:16 AM (sj3Ax)

561 I guess I'll be shoveling snow again this morning.

It looks like the flakey stuff, but about 4 inches.

Oh joy!

Posted by: seamrog at January 06, 2015 01:17 AM (6S4lg)

562
558 556 Well I just about did the splits. Front to back, not side to side thank God. Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2015 01:13 AM (zt+N6) Did you yell "go, team!!!"?
Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 01:15 AM (T1005)


No, more like damn dog wanting to go look at the cat on the fence. Slightly sloped portion of the parking lot where there is some natural drainage. So while most of the lot was dry before the snow fell, this little bit wasn't. So the nice fluffy snow with no grip stepping right on the hidden ice underneath = left leg kicked out down to right knee in half a second.

Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2015 01:19 AM (zt+N6)

563 Cthulhu & Piercello.....


Two sites for y'all to get to know. Both are friends of mine, and they're both stand up guys. Tell 'em I sent ya.

First is Og, the Neanderpundit.

http://neanderpundit.com/

You know those assembly line robots that look so cool doing their thing? He was in at the beginning of those, and is responsible for more of the programming than you might imagine. Including some current Smith & Wesson slides.

Next, is Steve, at Tools of Renewal.

http://toolsofrenewal.com/

You're gonna get a lot of The Gospel there, without apology. But, scroll back in the archives, and you're also going to meet a brother in tools there with you, who has earned through sweat and diligence, a lot of knowledge as a rookie machinist. You'd be WISE to e mail him, and correspond. He has connections to some of the best machine tool (and accessory) sources out there, as well as knowledge of some great machinists forums.

Me, I'd be happy with barely enough UniMat mini-mill, to finish out some 80% AR lowers. Maybe dovetail in some pistol-sights.

On that, I know my limitations.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2015 01:21 AM (RzZOc)

564 Freedom Works is on Twitter with 10 biggest Boehner screwing US. I like Twitter for breaking news.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 01:23 AM (sj3Ax)

565 Well, goodnight everybody. Once again, great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 06, 2015 01:26 AM (/7rmH)

566 "I'm looking to gain overall familiarity with tools, methods, and materials -- and gradually work my way into precision. Part of this is a desire to work with exotic materials in novel ways...."


I am taking a very similar approach, I am just starting (probably) from a higher precision baseline. 8-)

A lot of the fun here is in getting a "feel" for what a thousandth of an inch looks and feels like. It's actually bigger than I thought it would be.

I don't yet know whether I will brace my column (insert Beavis here), but I did find that I was able to reduce some of the "bounce" in the head by tightening the three large allen screws that mate the column-supporting casting onto the larger base casting. But for all I know, some of that bounce is coming from slop in the fit of the z-axis gib.

Lots of entertaining parameters to chase on this beast. Heh.

I'll be playing mostly with aluminum, although I may try some harder things too, and there will probably be a fair bit of precision wood work done as well.

Maybe I'll test it on some of my purpleheart stock as well...

Posted by: Piercello at January 06, 2015 01:27 AM (JybVy)

567 Carol yeah I don't like the super fast threads either, but I feel kinda at home here on the ONT

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at January 06, 2015 01:27 AM (9GG/0)

568 @548 - ours is 5/12, just got done taking down the decorations I'd had on a sled up on the roof.

Didn't really like that arrangement, though it didn't move at all through a couple of the strongest winds we've had in four or five years.

If the wife wants rooftop decorations next year think I'm gonna cut some mounting lugs out of 2.5 x 2.5 x .25 angle and lagscrew them down to the trusses (hope I can find them...) and make a platform to mount the inflatable stuff on to bolt to the lugs.

Posted by: JEM at January 06, 2015 01:29 AM (o+SC1)

569 Thanks Jim, just saw your post.

I've been reading Steve for almost as long as I've been reading Ace (about a decade now, I guess), and I have a feeling I've encountered Og somewhere on the intertubes before, albeit without having known about that part of his background. Then again, I myself am new to the game.

So much knowledge, so many wonderful people, and so little time...

Posted by: Piercello at January 06, 2015 01:34 AM (JybVy)

570 JEM. If you must shoot some roof penetrations for that angle, use Sonnenborn NP-1 sealant, or Tremco Dymonic. Use nothing else.

They come in standard caulking tubes, so nothing exotic. But, that's the only thing that the asphalt in your shingles won't burn through. Silicone? It'll last three weeks, then it's done.

Frankly, I'd advise against any needless roof penetrations. And Christmas décor is exactly that. Needless. It's a want. It's a "would be nice". It is not a NEED.

The thousands of dollars of interior damage that can occur from one roof leak.....need I say more?

Oh, and one thing I forgot. If you're going to do that angle iron, you're gonna have to kneel on the roof to get it done.

Get an old upholstered cushion. Get rid of the upholstery, and get the foam therein. Kneel or sit on the foam. You won't move an inch, you won't slide off.

I'll send you my invoice for that pro-tip. It's worth a good chunk of your insurance deductible.

KIDDING! (about the invoice, not the value of the tip)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2015 01:38 AM (RzZOc)

571 563
Cthulhu Piercello.....





Two sites for y'all to get to know. Both are friends of mine, and they're both stand up guys. Tell 'em I sent ya.



First is Og, the Neanderpundit.



http://neanderpundit.com/



You know those assembly line robots that look so cool doing their
thing? He was in at the beginning of those, and is responsible for more
of the programming than you might imagine. Including some current
Smith Wesson slides.



Next, is Steve, at Tools of Renewal.



http://toolsofrenewal.com/



You're gonna get a lot of The Gospel there, without apology. But,
scroll back in the archives, and you're also going to meet a brother in
tools there with you, who has earned through sweat and diligence, a lot
of knowledge as a rookie machinist. You'd be WISE to e mail him, and
correspond. He has connections to some of the best machine tool (and
accessory) sources out there, as well as knowledge of some great
machinists forums.



Me, I'd be happy with barely enough UniMat mini-mill, to finish out some 80% AR lowers. Maybe dovetail in some pistol-sights.



On that, I know my limitations.





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2015 01:21 AM (RzZOc)


I'm a big fan of the old dictum: "Stupid people don't learn; regular people learn from their mistakes; smart people learn from the mistakes of others." So when people talk about machining, I listen. But I'm really working at cross-purposes in a lot of ways.

Just as a for-instance.....I've decided that I need to rig a fence on my micro-mill. The idea being that I could gain some measure of repeatability on a CNC'd widget that insists on starting at X0, Y0, Z0. I can then blue a section of the fence and scribe a cross, mount a new tool and center it on that cross, send it up a ways on Z, put in the workpiece against the fence, toss a 1-2-3 block with a post-it hanging off its top on top of the workpiece, then jog Z lower until the post-it wiggles. I now have an X, Y, Z that is a known offset from the surface and edge of the workpiece.

Why is this a big deal? 'Cause I do a bunch of carving on wood that has been sanded smooth, and doesn't have precise dimensions.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 01:38 AM (T1005)

572 Maybe I'll test it on some of my purpleheart stock as well...

Posted by: Piercello at January 06, 2015 01:27 AM (JybVy)


I milled some purpleheart and nearly cut myself on the edge. Totally did not expect that.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 01:40 AM (T1005)

573 Piercello.

No problem, amigo. Suffice to say that Og is one of Steve's primary mentors?

I've had the pleasure of hanging out and shooting with Og, as well as fine dining with him in Chicago.

Haven't got to the range with Steve, but have BBQ'd with him in Babalu Blog (Val Prieto's) backyard in Miami.

Good times.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2015 01:41 AM (RzZOc)

574 man I love my research students.
I am running some jobs on my server, and when I noticed that my job wasn't running, I discovered my research student is running a job. at 1 am, before even school starts.

he is getting a good recommendation letter.

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at January 06, 2015 01:42 AM (9GG/0)

575 568
@548 - ours is 5/12, just got done taking down the decorations I'd had on a sled up on the roof.



Didn't really like that arrangement, though it didn't move at all
through a couple of the strongest winds we've had in four or five years.



If the wife wants rooftop decorations next year think I'm gonna cut
some mounting lugs out of 2.5 x 2.5 x .25 angle and lagscrew them down
to the trusses (hope I can find them...) and make a platform to mount
the inflatable stuff on to bolt to the lugs.



Posted by: JEM at January 06, 2015 01:29 AM (o+SC1)


If you hook your support over the ridge of the roof, you should be able to get plenty of stability without penetrating your roofing.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 01:43 AM (T1005)

576
And now, for your late night viewing pleasure, a selection of X-2 Mill videos:

3/8" steel, 3/8" end mill, 0.03" per pass, 12"/min, 16 minutes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY_wGvhM8A4

Machining front cocking serrations on a Ruger P95
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s5QkspyhQw

X2 cutting steel 35mm cutter 0.65mm deep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp4k-VEuMOg

Note that the mills seem to be modified a bit.

FWIW, I think the X2 is a neat mill, but it needs a bit of modification to be really useful. A 1/4" endmill, probably the largest size that should be used with the 350W motor on the X2, should run about 4500 RPM when milling aluminum, so one of the belt drive kits is a good choice.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 06, 2015 01:46 AM (FlRtG)

577 I think I'm out. It's been a pleasure, gentlemen.

Posted by: Piercello at January 06, 2015 01:47 AM (JybVy)

578 Is this a record for the earliest ONT DOA?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2015 01:49 AM (RzZOc)

579 oh I don't know. there have been some holiday ones that didn't go very long.

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at January 06, 2015 01:50 AM (9GG/0)

580 I've climbed on hundreds, (literally), of roofs to pressure-wash siding.

I had the boots for the job.

I got unlucky and I wasn't looking whereI was going.

Momentum *slid* me for one second.

Rips hit the apex as I hit the roof.

I slid. I pulled something in my back before I stopped.

My "Bad"?- I didn't want to pull down the gutter. I thought I could catch mybalance.

Pants ripped, shit happens.

I'm really hurt, but I'llbe fine.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 01:51 AM (16bOT)

581 Holiday threads?

What. BahHumbugmus?

/sarc


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2015 01:52 AM (RzZOc)

582
Don't mind me. Just trying to configure up a new cookie manager.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 06, 2015 01:52 AM (kdS6q)

583 hmmmmmmmm
"I'm really hurt" and "I'll be fine" don't really go together :/

please take care of yourself, take some meds or something

and don't forget to call the ambulance

http://tinyurl.com/l6z44qn

Posted by: chemjeff manspreading on the sofa at January 06, 2015 01:53 AM (9GG/0)

584 Stupid Xbox bullshit. I can't even see my spelling/syntax on the previous line.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 01:56 AM (16bOT)

585 Slap.

One second is an eternity on a roof, when you're sliding.

I'm just glad that OH SHIT THAT HURTS! is the worst that you suffered.

Was wearing Cougar Paws on a 20 yr old shingled roof.....and surfed all the way to the gutter before they grabbed.

Puckered up so tight, it was week before I could hammer in a Fleet Enema, just to loosen up.

I would have been bulletproof on Folsom St. in San Fran, that's for damned sure.

Roofs, even for professionals, can be some scary shit.

I pray you heal quickly.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2015 01:56 AM (RzZOc)

586 580
I've climbed on hundreds, (literally), of roofs to pressure-wash siding.



I had the boots for the job.



I got unlucky and I wasn't looking whereI was going.



Momentum *slid* me for one second.



Rips hit the apex as I hit the roof.



I slid. I pulled something in my back before I stopped.



My "Bad"?- I didn't want to pull down the gutter. I thought I could catch mybalance.



Pants ripped, shit happens.



I'm really hurt, but I'llbe fine.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 01:51 AM (16bOT)


I hope you're well-medicated and suitably iced and/or heated in the right spots.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 01:56 AM (T1005)

587
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 01:51 AM (16bOT)

I'm really hurt, but I'llbe fine.


It sounds like the proper medication is a 5-pack.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 06, 2015 02:00 AM (FlRtG)

588 Ya know, I'm off to the snoozer, too.

But before I go, I just want to say:

But DAMN, I'm glad to be among a bunch of guys who know tools, guns, work, wimmins, blood, sweat and tears.

I'm not a SEAL. I'm not MacGyver (but close), and I'm not an M.D. Hell, I've only spent one night in a Holiday Inn Express, and my I.Q. only went up 0.002 points.

But, I can pretty much do everything on Heinlein's list. And some of you bastards put me to shame on that. Which really, doesn't bring me shame, but rather, makes me proud that I'm hanging around with the right guys, after all.

I don't mind not being the baddest MoFo on the blog. It gives me the time and space to take notes though, and to practice.

And, to raise a bourbon to my friends.

CHEERS!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


and with that, I'm off to the snoozer. Hasta la nite nite, y'all!

Posted by: Jim at January 06, 2015 02:03 AM (RzZOc)

589 I've been here before. -"back-stuff".
It hurts. Nothing got broken.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 02:03 AM (16bOT)

590 later, jim!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 02:06 AM (16bOT)

591 good night Jim

Posted by: chemjeff at January 06, 2015 02:07 AM (9GG/0)

592 When my across-the-street neighbor was getting his re-roof, I went over to bullshit with him in the street in front of his house. The crew was sheeting (over 1950s skip-sheeting) up to a hip, and one person was running down the hip cutting off the overlap -- so there were these pieces of plywood with a triangular side loose on the roof. The foreman was walking by and stepped on a big one, and it went.




He surfed that bad boy from nearly the top of the roof down to the edge and over, dropped about 8 feet, and landed on top of a short decorative wall with his feet on either side, which broke the plywood in half. Without missing a beat, the foreman stepped back over the wall, walked over to the ladder, went up it, and started screaming at the hip-trimmer.....which is about when I resumed breathing. I've seen some pretty amazing stuff at Cirque du Soleil, but sliding off a roof and cushioning your fall by straddling a wall on plywood......that was really something.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 02:09 AM (T1005)

593 wow

Posted by: chemjeff at January 06, 2015 02:12 AM (9GG/0)

594 I have Advil, but the beer is downstairs. No soup for me.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 02:12 AM (16bOT)

595 594
I have Advil, but the beer is downstairs. No soup for me.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 02:12 AM (16bOT)


*Shoves beer into USB port*

Hopefully Pyramid "Outburst" Imperial IPA works.....at least it doesn't have cranberries....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 02:15 AM (T1005)

596 Speaking of guys who know a thing or two, it's been ages since I've seen Purp around. Anyone have a backchannel to him?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 02:17 AM (T1005)

597 I can (and do - for a living) do just about anything when it comes to building / repairing / remodeling a house.
Roofs are one thing I just don't like. I don't mind my own so much because it's a long, low hopped ranch - probably a 4/12?
I'll tapdance on it. Any higher or steeper? Call a buddy in & work out a trade for electrical work.

Hope you're back to "normal" real soon, Slap.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 02:20 AM (3mOji)

598 You know what this thread needs?
Late night, I can't sleep baby updates.

Minor setback. Wife's epidural gave our for some reason no one could figure out (night staff nets you nurse anesthetists not docs.)
So after a period of her in tears they redid the epidural, bit to do so we also had to restart the induction.
And with water broken we're up against a clock that expires soon. Well see if this goes normal or C-section route soon I think.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 06, 2015 02:22 AM (2s7md)

599 Thanks for the update, taserbike - prayers going out.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 02:24 AM (3mOji)

600 tsrblke hope everything goes well!!!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 06, 2015 02:27 AM (9GG/0)

601 Thanks, Shredded Chi.

Thankss, also for the non-cranberried USB-beer, Cooth!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 02:27 AM (16bOT)

602 Posted by: shredded chi at January 06, 2015 02:24 AM (3mOj
Thanks. Second epidural worked wife is sleeping though stuff again.
We're almost back to where we stopped. Nurse and doc after hashing out timelines trying to avoid the C-section.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 06, 2015 02:28 AM (2s7md)

603
Severely O/T:

The term and abbreviation "SCOAMF"; where did it originate?

My recollection is that it started here at Ace. Is it possible that it started elsewhere?

I ask because I see that it is used by the current Day-by-Day cartoon: http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/

It looks like Ace's influence has grown.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 06, 2015 02:29 AM (FlRtG)

604 598
You know what this thread needs?

Late night, I can't sleep baby updates.



Minor setback. Wife's epidural gave our for some reason no one could
figure out (night staff nets you nurse anesthetists not docs.)

So after a period of her in tears they redid the epidural, bit to do so we also had to restart the induction.

And with water broken we're up against a clock that expires soon. Well see if this goes normal or C-section route soon I think.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 06, 2015 02:22 AM (2s7md)


Keep the faith, tsrblke!!!! And stand by her like a Moron!

Hopes and prayers for a happy and undramatic result!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 02:30 AM (T1005)

605 Thanks all
Back to pretending to sleep.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 06, 2015 02:33 AM (2s7md)

606 603


Severely O/T:



The term and abbreviation "SCOAMF"; where did it originate?



My recollection is that it started here at Ace. Is it possible that it started elsewhere?



I ask because I see that it is used by the current Day-by-Day cartoon: http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/



It looks like Ace's influence has grown.



Posted by: Arbalest at January 06, 2015 02:29 AM (FlRtG)


IIRC, it was a commenter here -- who may have brought it from somewhere else. Ace, himself, was lobbying for "TFG" for a time.

We did have a Moron in good standing (Stevie?) who would call ONTs to order each night by reminding us.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 02:34 AM (T1005)

607 Okay... thanks to everyone!

i'm actually sleepy.

G'Niht, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at January 06, 2015 02:37 AM (16bOT)

608

A Bing search points to Ace o' Spades as the origin.

Urban Dictionary merely lists "conservative and Libertarian blogs"

Dad29 (who?) points to AOSHQ:
http://dad29.blogspot.com/2011/09/acronym-scoamf.html

RS McCain points to Ace:
http://theothermccain.com/2011/09/05/scoamf-nation/

An early use, but not the first:
http://minx.cc:1080/?post=320622

Posted by: Arbalest at January 06, 2015 02:43 AM (FlRtG)

609 yeah I think SCOAMF started here.

anyway good night all

and good luck tsrblke and the mrs. and the baby!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 06, 2015 03:17 AM (9GG/0)

610 I ask because I see that it is used by the current Day-by-Day cartoon: http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/

Day By Day is definitely aware of the HQ. Pudding dipping was mentioned before.

Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2015 03:28 AM (zt+N6)

611 610
I ask because I see that it is used by the current Day-by-Day cartoon: http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/



Day By Day is definitely aware of the HQ. Pudding dipping was mentioned before.

Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2015 03:28 AM (zt+N6)


I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that one of the more well-known commenters was Chris Muir.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 03:32 AM (T1005)

612 The local news here in DC is on the ball. They will militantly chase down every single invading snowflake!! We might get an inch. On the bright side, channel 7 has the best looking morning news babes.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at January 06, 2015 04:07 AM (20X6f)

613 612 The local news here in DC is on the ball. They will militantly chase down every single invading snowflake!! We might get an inch. On the bright side, channel 7 has the best looking morning news babes.
Posted by: puddleglum@work at January 06, 2015 04:07 AM (20X6f)


See comment 442

Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2015 04:11 AM (zt+N6)

614 WE'RE LOOKING AT A DONNER PARTY SITUATION!!!

5 flurries have been sighted.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at January 06, 2015 04:14 AM (20X6f)

615 614
WE'RE LOOKING AT A DONNER PARTY SITUATION!!!



5 flurries have been sighted.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at January 06, 2015 04:14 AM (20X6f)


BRINGIN' THE STEAK SAUCE!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 04:15 AM (T1005)

616 The DC School System are a bunch of heartless bastards!! WE NOW HAVE 20 SNOWFLAKES!!! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!

Posted by: puddleglum@work at January 06, 2015 04:17 AM (20X6f)

617 616
The DC School System are a bunch of heartless bastards!! WE NOW HAVE 20 SNOWFLAKES!!! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!

Posted by: puddleglum@work at January 06, 2015 04:17 AM (20X6f)


BRINGIN' MOAR STEAK SAUCE!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 04:19 AM (T1005)

618 I like how they keep showing heavy snow fall on I-68. That's in Western MD, in the mountains. No where near the Beltway. Its kind of funny.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at January 06, 2015 04:21 AM (20X6f)

619 Channel 7 WJLA in DC has some VERY attractive news babes; in the morning anyway.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at January 06, 2015 04:26 AM (20X6f)

620 Oh no! The sky is crying bitter icy tears! And yet we are Code Green!

Code Soylent Green....

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 06, 2015 04:43 AM (KH1sk)

621 598
You know what this thread needs?

Late night, I can't sleep baby updates.



Minor setback. Wife's epidural gave our for some reason no one could
figure out (night staff nets you nurse anesthetists not docs.)

So after a period of her in tears they redid the epidural, bit to do so we also had to restart the induction.

And with water broken we're up against a clock that expires soon. Well see if this goes normal or C-section route soon I think.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 06, 2015 02:22 AM (2s7md)

Hang tough man. Nurses screwed up Gingy's pain meds with Big and she got through it straight, which led her to believe she could do the same with Little. Little was (in her words) SOOO much worse than big, but she had opted out of pain management. She did that shit COLD (Any wonder why I admire her so much?), and right when Little (9lb12oz) crowned, she grabbed my lower lip(I might be exaggerating this part a little) and screamed at me "HE'S GOT YOUR BIG! FAT! MELON! HEAD!!!" And then she shit all over the delivery room.
Life man, it's a miracle.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 06, 2015 04:48 AM (KAmzK)

622 WeirdDave, she is about to wrap your lower lip over your head all over again. Delete key, man!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 06, 2015 04:59 AM (KH1sk)

623 Suddenly... a banana!

Posted by: The Banana Hat at January 06, 2015 05:11 AM (0Ew3K)

624 621
598

You know what this thread needs?


Late night, I can't sleep baby updates.





Minor setback. Wife's epidural gave our for some reason no one could

figure out (night staff nets you nurse anesthetists not docs.)


So after a period of her in tears they redid the epidural, bit to do so we also had to restart the induction.


And with water broken we're up against a clock that expires soon. Well see if this goes normal or C-section route soon I think.



Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at January 06, 2015 02:22 AM (2s7md)
Hang
tough man. Nurses screwed up Gingy's pain meds with Big and she got
through it straight, which led her to believe she could do the same with
Little. Little was (in her words) SOOO much worse than big, but she had
opted out of pain management. She did that shit COLD (Any wonder why I
admire her so much?), and right when Little (9lb12oz) crowned, she
grabbed my lower lip(I might be exaggerating this part a little) and
screamed at me "HE'S GOT YOUR BIG! FAT! MELON! HEAD!!!" And then she
shit all over the delivery room.
Life man, it's a miracle.


Posted by: Weirddave at January 06, 2015 04:48 AM (KAmzK)


From what I can see, the utterance of "you did this to me", or equivalent, is part of of what makes one a birth-parent.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 06, 2015 05:13 AM (T1005)

625 http://tinyurl.com/kggdhwk

Posted by: The Banana Hat at January 06, 2015 05:21 AM (0Ew3K)

626 SpaceX is live.

http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2015 05:56 AM (sdi6R)

627 SpaceX launches always have me on the edge of my seat.

T-5 minutes.

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2015 06:07 AM (sdi6R)

628 Morning' all.

So....no new baby Moron yet?

Hang in there.


And Baltimore schools have a two hour delay.
For a dusting of snow.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 06, 2015 06:09 AM (DoX/w)

629 Hold called at 1:21. That means a scrub for the day, since the launch window was instantaneous.

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2015 06:12 AM (sdi6R)

630 NASA TV said there was a problem with the second stage's engine actuators, which control the thrust vector.

Next attempt is 5:09 am EST on Friday, assuming they can fix the problem by then.

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2015 06:18 AM (sdi6R)

631 I read the above post as "bringing in the streak sauce" (Yes; I know about the Donner Party)
During the first snow fall of the the year some college students at Princeton used to take off their clothes and streak and play in the flakes. The Admin shut that down because the young people were getting hypothermia.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 06:24 AM (DXzRD)

632 "During the first snow fall of the the year some college students at Princeton used to take off their clothes and streak and play in the flakes. The Admin shut that down because the young people were getting hypothermia."

A wise person once said: I'm not suggesting that we kill all the stupid people. Let's just remove all the warning labels, and let nature run its course.

However, to be fair, I almost lost a shipmate right in front of an entire Command during a ships party.
Dunking booth, late fall, shorty wet suit, etc.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 06, 2015 06:27 AM (DoX/w)

633 Hey tsrblke, you're committed now. Just hang in there. Keep us updated and best of luck and God's help for you and the better half and you bambino!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 06, 2015 06:31 AM (60Vyp)

634 Thx for the update, trsblke. Prayers continuing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 06:32 AM (DXzRD)

635 Looks like WZ is back up. Have to do with that until Vic shows up.

Good morning fellow slackers and mouth breathers!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 06, 2015 06:35 AM (60Vyp)

636 633 Hey tsrblke, you're committed now. Just
hang in there. Keep us updated and best of luck
and God's help for you and the better half and
you bambino!

629 Hold called at 1:21. That means a scrub for
the day, since the launch window was
instantaneous.


Pro tip: NEVER read from the bottom of the page up.

Seriously though, tsrblke, prayers and best wishes to you the Mrs., and the new baby!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 06:42 AM (C10Bt)

637 Did the blog just die?

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 06, 2015 06:56 AM (aLfY1)

638 I guess so

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 06, 2015 07:00 AM (aLfY1)

639 I wondered if it died or not.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 07:02 AM (C10Bt)

640 637 Did the blog just die?

It's not quite dead yet.


Best wishes tsrblke. I know you are holding your breath.

Posted by: freaked at January 06, 2015 07:02 AM (JdEZJ)

641 nood.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 07:03 AM (C10Bt)

642 Now it be ded.

Posted by: freaked at January 06, 2015 07:06 AM (JdEZJ)

643 The Ukrainian Government is not a legitimately elected government. Their parliament is a "rump parliament", and has not stood for reelection since the US backed coup toppled the actual legitimately elected government. That parliament has been meeting without most of the representatives who belonged to the party of the ousted president. They have also been meeting with a mob out in the streets that has felt free to threaten parliamentarians that didn't take positions that they liked. So calling that the legitimately elected government is a joke.

Posted by: Fr. John Whiteford at January 06, 2015 08:07 AM (z95BI)

644
But what (Pope Francis) is not is a scientist. So he really ought to refrain from lecturing others on scientific matters.

Oh, come on. Popes lecturing on science has been a thing for hundreds of years!

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at January 06, 2015 09:16 AM (1hM1d)

645 Why is the neocon Nuland still in charge of screwing up Ukraine? Hasn't she done enough damage already? April Glaspie would be an upgrade.

Posted by: bjk at January 06, 2015 09:24 AM (DOgiJ)

646 WABC TV's current report on the Bronx shooting.

http://tinyurl.com/qjqgzzb

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