BBC Confirms: Jeremy Clarkson to be Fired from Top Gear

End of the run.

I don't have a strong opinion on this. I do have a suspicion, though.

My suspicion is this: Despite the fact that I find myself nodding in agreement with Lord Hall's pronouncements that we must not have a different standard for those of high rank or public popularity, I believe that Britain does have precisely such double-standards, as does the BBC. The BBC, after all, let Jimmy Saville go around raping children for 40 years.

What I believe is that the left invokes General Principle and a Controlling Rule when it takes an unpopular position, claiming there are no exceptions to the rule.

The rule may be stern and unforgiving, the left tells us, but the rule is the rule, and society will fall if we admit exceptions to it.

It is only later, when the left wishes to spare one of its own from the stern application of the Controlling Rule that they suddenly inform you, "Oh well there are some exceptions here and there, you know."

When the Rule supports the Left, they invoke the Rule, and claim there are no exceptions possible in it; when the Rule runs against the Left, they start telling you that the Rule is cruel and senseless, unless it is supplemented by lots of humane Exceptions and Caveats.

In other words: They are always dishonest.

And make no mistake, the Left has it in for Jeremy Clarkson. He's said a few extremely minor racially "problematic" things, for which the vicious left has called for his head before.

So I can't fully disagree with the rule announced here: No exceptions. If you slap a producer (or whatever), you get fired.

But my very strong suspicion is that the next time a popular (within the left) BBC lefty gets in trouble for raping children, the BBC will say, "Well, you know Old Chap, in a Perfect World our presenters wouldn't be raping children, but in the real world, we have to expect a rape here or there..."

Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed after an "unprovoked physical attack" on a Top Gear producer, the BBC's director general has confirmed.

Tony Hall said he had "not taken this decision lightly" and recognised it would "divide opinion".

However, he added "a line has been crossed" and he "cannot condone what has happened on this occasion".

Clarkson was suspended on 10 March, following what was called a "fracas" with Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.

The row, which took place in a Yorkshire hotel, was said to have occurred because no hot food was provided following a day's filming.

An internal investigation began last week, led by Ken MacQuarrie, the director of BBC Scotland.

It found that Mr Tymon took himself to hospital after he was subject to an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack".

"During the physical attack Oisin Tymon was struck, resulting in swelling and bleeding to his lip."

...


"For me a line has been crossed. There cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another dictated by either rank, or public relations and commercial considerations."

Yes well in two months, when a lefty's job is threatened, we will hear no more about the urgent need of one unforgiving standard.

I Didn't Even Have to Wait Two Months: In fact, the BBC is already punishing the Jimmy Saville whistleblowers for, I assume, making life difficult for those of high rank within the organization.

Nobody from John Humphrys in the morning to Evan Davis at night dares mention a scandal at the BBC. It undermines their reporting of every abuse whistleblowers reveal. It reinforces the dirty common sense of British life that you must keep your head down if you want to keep your job.

The scandal is simply this: the BBC is forcing out or demoting the journalists who exposed Jimmy Savile as a voracious abuser of girls. As Meirion Jones put it to me: "There is a small group of powerful people at the BBC who think it would have been better if the truth about Savile had never come out. And they aim to punish the reporters who revealed it."

I can't really quote more because the rest of it is proving this allegation by telling the stories of the people who worked on the Savile story being forced out of their jobs. I'd have to quote too much to present the evidence.

But it is worth reading.

Posted by: Ace at 01:00 PM




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1 Something different.

Posted by: HH at March 25, 2015 01:01 PM (Ce4DF)

2 Clarkson is an American hating bastard, so I'm not too sad.

Posted by: EGGO at March 25, 2015 01:02 PM (KcNEo)

3 A favorite show at our house. We're sad.

Posted by: Becky at March 25, 2015 01:02 PM (kj0P/)

4 He really likes his hot chow.

Posted by: joncelli at March 25, 2015 01:02 PM (RD7QR)

5 Top Gear is ???

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 25, 2015 01:03 PM (R8hU8)

6 I must admit I have no idea who clarkson or top gear is. The BBC, yeah them I heard of. Hey how about them Knicks?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 01:03 PM (/tNwW)

7 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:04 PM (kff5f)

8 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:04 PM (kff5f)

9
Clarkson is an American hating bastard, so I'm not too sad.

That's fucking retarded. Clarkson practically is American in his outlook.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 01:05 PM (JtwS4)

10 Heh, Clarkson is the only reason to watch that show.


It won't last long without him.


Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 25, 2015 01:05 PM (xSCb6)

11 Jeremy Clarkson clasps his hands together, peers into the camera, and intones in his famous voice - "And here ladies and gentlemen is what the BBC is replacing me with. Someone with their mental capacity and but cuter than Hammond."

http://tinyurl.com/qz8dqyq

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:05 PM (VpkjW)

12 Don't let them fool you.

If Top Gear was anywhere near the draw that it used to be we would have even heard about this.

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at March 25, 2015 01:05 PM (VNgld)

13
What difference, at this point, does it make?1/1/1!?!?!?!?/?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 25, 2015 01:05 PM (HSmrB)

14
As James May said, those 3 come as a package so that's it for them most likely, probably will restart with 3 new hosts is my guess. That said, the US version of Top Gear with those 3 dudes is nowhere near as good or fun.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:05 PM (ODxAs)

15 When he was free with guns, bibles, and republicans comments back in the aughts his behavior wasn't a problem...

So as I said before, tears shed = zero

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 25, 2015 01:05 PM (KnbYp)

16 When the Rule supports the Left, they invoke the Rule, and claim there are no exceptions possible in it; when the Rule runs against the Left, they start telling you that the Rule is cruel and senseless, unless it is supplemented by lots of humane Exceptions and Caveats.

In other words: They are always dishonest.



It also means that they believe in the Rule of Expediency rather than the Rule of Law.

Posted by: rickl at March 25, 2015 01:06 PM (zoehZ)

17 The BBC leads the race toward Political Correctness.

Clarkson is complete anathema to that.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 01:06 PM (MMC8r)

18 It was never a big secret that Saville was a perv. Someone on twitter posted a text of a transcript between Savaille and another guest on a talk show who got into it . The other guy kept calling him a perv and saying everybody knows what you do. Saville kept threatening to sue him.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 25, 2015 01:06 PM (iQIUe)

19 You know who seemingly never crossed any lines at the BBC? Jimmy Savile, that's who.

Great company you got there folks. Happily the Brit taxpayer keeps you in business despite your near-criminal lack of interest in truth and justice.

Posted by: MTF, vote for someone the GOP insiders hate! at March 25, 2015 01:06 PM (LISuA)

20
The Brit's have Clarkson and the Duchess of Cambridge, and we have Mooch Obama and Barney Fag. I'm going with the British on this one.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at March 25, 2015 01:07 PM (P330y)

21 See if Clarkson would have changed his name to Abdul Abdel Al-Rahh he would still be employed. Can't discriminate a Muzzie don'tcha know

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:07 PM (l1zOH)

22 Oh, the transcript was during a break in the program. If it had happened live, it wd never have been aired.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 25, 2015 01:07 PM (iQIUe)

23 The Reliant episode damn near made me literally "ROFL" the first time I saw it.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 25, 2015 01:07 PM (xSCb6)

24 It also means that they believe in the Rule of Expediency rather than the Rule of Law.

The Rule of Men, not Laws.

Which sucks.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:08 PM (kff5f)

25 "As James May said, those 3 come as a package so that's it for them most likely, probably will restart with 3 new hosts is my guess. "


All three are free now, so, some mention of a program on ITV(?)

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 01:08 PM (LA7Cm)

26
I wondered how they'd come out on this because there are so many factors at play. Yes government broadcasting and yes liberal.

But also the BBC's biggest money maker with something like $350 mm in worldwide syndication.

(Which, btw, the stations not getting 3 promised shows want their money back and last I knew Hammond and May were refusing to go on without Jezza).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 01:08 PM (JtwS4)

27 The three presenters they had worked well together, we'll see if they can find a good replacement but I rather doubt it.

They'll probably replace him with a very PC lady and then I can stop watching the show.

Posted by: BuckIV at March 25, 2015 01:08 PM (CLfqv)

28 #11... aww... WANT WANT WANT!

Posted by: Former Mass Resident at March 25, 2015 01:08 PM (X9xhg)

29 "The Reliant episode damn near made me literally "ROFL" the first time I saw it. "



One of the all-time best.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 01:08 PM (LA7Cm)

30
Dont throw too many rocks. Michael Jackson would have kept doing his creepy shit if he had not died. And people still defend him while no one does Saville.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 25, 2015 01:08 PM (iQIUe)

31 Never seen it. Don't care.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 01:09 PM (S+el1)

32 And make no mistake, the Left has it in for Jeremy Clarkson. He's said a few extremely minor racially "problematic" things, for which the vicious left has called for his head before.

I don't know about minor. His "slope on the bridge" comment, as an Asian man walks across the bridge in frame would get most people canned.

Not to mention banned from this website.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:09 PM (jhqr1)

33 The BBC, after all, let Jimmy Saville go around raping children for 40 years.

This can never be repeated enough.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 25, 2015 01:09 PM (rwI+c)

34
Look at the History Boys. For some reason the brits think teen/adult homosexual acts arent that big of a deal.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 25, 2015 01:09 PM (iQIUe)

35 Hey thanks to whoever suggested watching "Last Man Standing" with Tim Allen (as the conservative father of teenaged daughters). Both wife and I laughed our asses off last night. If I get the chance I'm gonna binge watch this weekend.

On HuluPlus.

Posted by: Ugg Boots at March 25, 2015 01:09 PM (xQX/f)

36 "During the physical attack Oisin Tymon was struck, resulting in swelling and bleeding to his lip."

I lol'd

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:10 PM (x3YFz)

37 Heh, Clarkson is the only reason to watch that show.


It won't last long without him.


#oneweek
As was thought last thread, contracts are up March 31st.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 01:10 PM (MOr4F)

38 There was an epsidoe once where they took a truck - Ford F150 I think - around the English countryside. Clarkson - the "conservative" on the show - made a reference to trucks only being owned by guys who have sex with their sister in Alabama.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:10 PM (0LHZx)

39
Clarkson took shots at Bush (so have I btw), but he took shots at obama too. I don't think he is anti-American. He is a comic presenter.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:10 PM (ODxAs)

40 "During the physical attack Oisin Tymon was struck, resulting in swelling and bleeding to his lip."

I lol'd

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:10 PM (x3YFz)


He should have pulled a BJ Clinton, "Put some ice on it."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:10 PM (kff5f)

41 22 seasons is a good run. I'm glad I have all episodes recorded and can go back to watch. If he gets a new show, I hope Hammond and May join him.


As for his firing, maybe the BBC just got tired of his antics. But I understand what you're saying, Ace.

Posted by: DangerGirl, footloose and Partyfree at March 25, 2015 01:11 PM (5/lDN)

42 Yep, he wasn't too crazy about America or its citizens (his "Southern" accent was rubbish) but he took just as many potshots at British government. Personally I'll miss Top Gear; three British men driving around in vehicles we just don't see here in the States. And they were funny.

Clarkson was wrong, sure, I agree. He knew he was on thin ice with the BBC and I really don't think he cared.

Posted by: Vicki at March 25, 2015 01:11 PM (FUFh8)

43 36, hmmm.
First name that came to mind was Billy boy...

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 25, 2015 01:11 PM (KnbYp)

44 He took himself to the hospital because his lip was bleeding??? What a wuss. He needed someone to bust him in the chops.


As of this Clarson person, I had to "Bing" him. Never heard of him or the show.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2015 01:11 PM (wlDny)

45 31 Never seen it. Don't care.
_____________________

Thank God you took the time to comment.

Posted by: BuckIV at March 25, 2015 01:11 PM (CLfqv)

46 23 The Reliant episode damn near made me literally "ROFL" the first time I saw it.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 25, 2015 01:07 PM (xSCb6)

The Reliant Robin? I did ROFL. RIP Top Gear. You're destined to be Englandstan anyway.

Posted by: Pocket Trout at March 25, 2015 01:12 PM (jHvcP)

47 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:10 PM (0LHZx)


That's called a joke, Moo Moo.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 25, 2015 01:12 PM (xSCb6)

48 Double standard? He beat up the show's producer. This was a no-brainer. It would be impossible to defend allowing him to stay on the show. Making this some kind of political issue is nonsensical tribalism.

Posted by: Mark Twain at March 25, 2015 01:12 PM (ibvmu)

49 He should have pulled a BJ Clinton, "Put some ice on it."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:10 PM (kff5f)


or... I dunno... fight back?

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:12 PM (x3YFz)

50 How many shows can you get out of comparing the Prius, the Leaf and the Tesla?

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 25, 2015 01:12 PM (rwI+c)

51 Clarkson is an American hating bastard, so I'm not too sad.

Well, he has kind of a south park-ish sense of humor, so I'm not sure how much of that is genuine. He voices a similar level of contempt for his cohosts and that's pretty obviously staged.

Posted by: Methos at March 25, 2015 01:12 PM (ZbV+0)

52 Never watched TG. Not too big on BBC.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 01:12 PM (/HX7u)

53
That's called a joke, Moo Moo.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 25, 2015 01:12 PM (xSCb6)

_________

Oh. OK.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:12 PM (0LHZx)

54 Clarkson was wrong, sure, I agree. He knew he was on thin ice with the BBC and I really don't think he cared.
Posted by: Vicki at March 25, 2015 01:11 PM (FUFh

Ahh, the joys of growing old and being able to tell people, first you will fuck off and second you will get off my lawn.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:13 PM (l1zOH)

55 Who?

Posted by: The Prophet Some Dope at March 25, 2015 01:13 PM (hKyl0)

56 Crap, I was going to marathon Top Gear on Netflix at some point, but it looks like they dropped most of the seasons! Stupid BBC Netflix deal. Still four season tho. Super fun show in its prime.

The episode where they test drive the electric car was hilarious, if I recall. Incredibly un PC since no evils about sustainable cars must evar be spoken! Got into trouble over that one.

Posted by: LizLem at March 25, 2015 01:13 PM (yRwC8)

57 I have no idea who any of these people are or what the show is. I'm not proud of that; I'm not celebrating it. It's just the way it is. When you don't own a TV that works other than to play DVD or CDS lots of stuff just goes on by.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2015 01:13 PM (DXzRD)

58 48, the double standard is that when he was favored by the illiterati, he behavior was overlooked...

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 25, 2015 01:14 PM (KnbYp)

59 He was the best part of the show, like the PJ O'Rourke of automobilia. Sucks that he was also a prima donna. Hard to say whether he deserved to get sacked, but the show will be the worse without him. Even so, it'll be 100x better than the dismal, knuckle-dragger US version.

Posted by: red speck at March 25, 2015 01:14 PM (9/Ug/)

60 Is that shitty American version of Top Gear still around?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:14 PM (0LHZx)

61 ****Yep, he wasn't too crazy about America or its citizens (his "Southern" accent was rubbish) but he took just as many potshots at British government.****



Not that I've seen a ton of episodes, but I do recall Clarkson taking funny jabs at just about everyone.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 25, 2015 01:14 PM (xSCb6)

62 The Reliant episode damn near made me literally "ROFL" the first time I saw it.

Absolutely. I am stunned that thing was allowed on the roads. Apparently you could tip a Reliant taking a corner at 20mph!

I loved they kept flipping the thing over.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:14 PM (jhqr1)

63 The BBC creates princes - Jeremy will be fine. Britain, OTOH, not so much ...

Posted by: Pedantic Joe, Buff for life at March 25, 2015 01:14 PM (PhNHa)

64 Ahh, the joys of growing old and being able to tell people, first you will fuck off and second you will get off my lawn.

And third...

Posted by: Mel Gibson at March 25, 2015 01:14 PM (NF2Bf)

65
yes! the Reliant 3 wheeled car was hilarious.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:14 PM (ODxAs)

66 "14

As James May said, those 3 come as a package so that's it for them
most likely, probably will restart with 3 new hosts is my guess. That
said, the US version of Top Gear with those 3 dudes is nowhere near as
good or fun.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:05 PM (ODxAs)"

The US version of Top Gear might get better ratings next season when it has a new cast of three British guys.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 25, 2015 01:15 PM (KDbAT)

67 Jeremy Clarkson on punching out Piers Morgan

https://youtu.be/O435k1yfztw

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:15 PM (VpkjW)

68 The best episode, IMO, was when they tried to find out if the communists ever made a good car. It was quite good. I was gonna say "sublime" but that's pretentious.

Posted by: BuckIV at March 25, 2015 01:15 PM (CLfqv)

69 To be fair, there aren't a lot of jobs you can keep if you punch a co-worker.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:16 PM (eQBH3)

70 Shit wait, but first...!

Posted by: Mel Gibson at March 25, 2015 01:16 PM (NF2Bf)

71 the double standard is that when he was favored by the illiterati, he behavior was overlooked...

Like Dawkins when he switched from christians to muslims.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 01:16 PM (MMC8r)

72 He really loved Germany too. Those slights were the best ever. He will be missed.

Posted by: Pocket Trout at March 25, 2015 01:16 PM (jHvcP)

73 Will they still show reruns?
Because BBC America would go dark for 12hrs or so a day without his show.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2015 01:16 PM (TLTHv)

74 Bummer, and looks like my Top Gear viewership is coming to an end as well. Clarkson was the guy who held that show together. May and Hammond are great, but I don't think they can carry the entire show without the Shaved Orangutan. And it sounds like they don't even want to try.

Stupid BBC and their double standards.

Posted by: @JohnTant at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (PFy0L)

75 "The Reliant episode damn near made me literally "ROFL" the first time I saw it. "

Obligatory

http://tinyurl.com/oel6xtz

Posted by: Methos at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (ZbV+0)

76
If you bring me bologna when I ordered steak and fries, you will get slapped.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (iQIUe)

77 And third...
Posted by: Mel Gibson at March 25, 2015 01:14 PM (NF2Bf)

But, first you will blow me?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (l1zOH)

78 When he was favored by the elites, he was allowed to beat up the show's producer? Have any support for that? He crossed the line from bad words to beating the producer so bad he had to go to the hospital. This is not some lefty political thing. It's a performer who beat up one of his bosses and then got fired. It's very simple. But let's manufacture a big political issue anyway.

Posted by: Mark Twain at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (ibvmu)

79 so these two get into a fight?
is this a case of "he hit me second?"

if JC punched him in the mouth then hell yeah he should be fired

but the article does not give any details about what happned

Posted by: rain of lead at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (LMBva)

80 Alabama is filthy with sister-fuckers.

I read that somewhere on the internets.

Posted by: Garrett at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (SRUk5)

81 47 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:10 PM (0LHZx)


That's called a joke, Moo Moo.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 25, 2015 01:12 PM (xSCb6


Don't anybody have a cow over it.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (x7BO0)

82 @48 Double standard? He beat up the show's producer. This was a no-brainer. It would be impossible to defend allowing him to stay on the show. Making this some kind of political issue is nonsensical tribalism.
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The point isn't that Clarkson didn't deserve to be fired over it. The point is that the BBC is quite happy to let *other* people who deserve to be fired - such as pedophile rapist Jimmy Saville - continue on at their jobs.

Posted by: junior at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (UWFpX)

83
Kudos to Hammond and May for the solidarity, too.

May has had a couple of meh shows on his own and I think Hammond is a daytime TV start over there. It's the chemistry of the three of them that works.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (JtwS4)

84 the BBC doesn't just tolerate Extreme Perversion; they ADVOCATE for it



Posted by: John of Salisbury at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (8CdUx)

85
"Because if you think that, say, a Rupert Murdoch won't basically offer him (and Hammond and May) roughly the GDP of Lichtenstein to take their petrolhead party over to a rival net like Sky, you are not paying attention."
From Road and Track http://tinyurl.com/louyo5d

Posted by: Alexander The Mediocre at March 25, 2015 01:18 PM (755Id)

86 The best episode, IMO, was when they tried to find out if the communists ever made a good car. It was quite good. I was gonna say "sublime" but that's pretentious.

After the Reliant ep, that is my all time favorite.

Loved their "gear shifts feel like a midget is in the transmission with a sledgehammer." Or something like that. And that was the best model that only party apparatchiks got.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:18 PM (jhqr1)

87 Alabama is filthy with sister-fuckers.

Freaks.

Posted by: Couchfucker at March 25, 2015 01:18 PM (87y4e)

88 I don't know about minor. His "slope on the bridge" comment, as an Asian man walks across the bridge in frame would get most people canned. Not to mention banned from this website.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:09 PM (jhqr1)


SLOPE ON THE BRIDGE?!

Posted by: Al Sharpton at March 25, 2015 01:18 PM (/HX7u)

89 71, indeed. And I'm blaming my potato phone for misspellings...

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 25, 2015 01:18 PM (KnbYp)

90 57 I have no idea who any of these people are or what the show is. I'm not proud of that; I'm not celebrating it. It's just the way it is. When you don't own a TV that works other than to play DVD or CDS lots of stuff just goes on by.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2015 01:13 PM (DXzRD)

Buck up, Jed Clampet.

Posted by: Pocket Trout at March 25, 2015 01:18 PM (jHvcP)

91 To be fair, there aren't a lot of jobs you can keep if you punch a co-worker.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:16 PM (eQBH3)


boxer.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:18 PM (x3YFz)

92 Speaking of cars the Obama-Mobile is finally here:
http://www.cnet.com/news/ford-launches-car-that-prevents-you-from-speeding/

Posted by: Iblis at March 25, 2015 01:18 PM (9221z)

93 Workplace violence and racist remarks, hostile work environment not withstanding as a former US Marine from a youth of 17 to an adult of 21 Personally, I would be somewhat embarrassed to "take myself to the hospital with a fat lip from a slap" the phrase man up comes to mind.
But as stated the next time a lefty liberal gives someone a fat lip or a rape they will be exonerated and deified.
Clarkson was an ass, an entertaining ass but still an ass, I'll miss him.

Posted by: obsidian at March 25, 2015 01:18 PM (ARK2U)

94 It's hard to believe that actual Americans would toady for the BBC, but we've seen stranger things.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 25, 2015 01:19 PM (rwI+c)

95
Ahh, the joys of growing old and being able to tell people, first you will fuck off and second you will get off my lawn.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:13 PM (l1zOH)
...and blow me!

Posted by: Doctor Fish at March 25, 2015 01:19 PM (P330y)

96
Don't anybody have a cow over it.
Posted by: Hawkins1701 at March 25, 2015 01:17 PM (x7BO0

No use crying over spilled milk.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:19 PM (l1zOH)

97 or... I dunno... fight back?

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:12 PM (x3YFz)


I was talking about Clarkson.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:19 PM (kff5f)

98 I believe very strongly in "one unforgiving standard" for those whose politics we don't approve.

Well done, BBC!

Posted by: Lois Lerner at March 25, 2015 01:19 PM (LISuA)

99 When he was favored by the elites, he was allowed to beat up the show's producer? Have any support for that? He crossed the line from bad words to beating the producer so bad he had to go to the hospital. This is not some lefty political thing. It's a performer who beat up one of his bosses and then got fired. It's very simple. But let's manufacture a big political issue anyway.

Keeping in mind the UK is where some addled twits wanted people to use jazz hands instead of applauding because the clapping was a trigger or something...

We are only hearing a very sanitized version of what happened.

Posted by: @JohnTant at March 25, 2015 01:19 PM (PFy0L)

100 "boxer."

Indeed. Or Nolan Ryan.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:20 PM (eQBH3)

101 "May has had a couple of meh shows on his own..."

I liked his wine drinking show when he traveled the US in an RV. That one was all right. The others, yeah, they were meh.

Posted by: BuckIV at March 25, 2015 01:20 PM (CLfqv)

102 an adult of 21


Posted by: obsidian at March 25, 2015 01:18 PM (ARK2U)


lol. you have so much to learn, pup.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:20 PM (x3YFz)

103 78, I see you're new to Clarkson's history then.

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 25, 2015 01:20 PM (KnbYp)

104 http://www.cnet.com/news/ford-launches-car-that-prevents-you-from-speeding/

F*ck. That.

I don't speed, as a rule. Which means if I am, there's probably a reason. I do *not* need my car deciding that I just don't know what the speed limit is.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:20 PM (kff5f)

105 Wow. So, he gave a supposed "man" a fat lip after a punch for doing "nothing" and the "man" responded by going to the FUCKING HOSPITAL?

The last part calls into question the middle part completely. No man would go to the hospital for a fucking fat lip. A child would.

So, I gotta call bullshit on the whole shebang. I can't believe anything except for the fact they slipped up in admitting - their "victim" went to the hospital for a fat lip.

Man, Britain used to have grit. Oh well. Mom jeans for everybody I suppose.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at March 25, 2015 01:21 PM (zbqka)

106 Clarkson is a consumate asshole and America hater. Fuck that bastard with a ditch witch.

Posted by: maddogg at March 25, 2015 01:21 PM (xWW96)

107 How can anyone forget Top Gear Vietnam

https://youtu.be/O1zfuBgCUqY

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:21 PM (VpkjW)

108 Okay wait was he fired or just the contract not renewed? Or is the BBC putting him on suspension until the end of his contract and then not renewing?

I agree with everything ace wrote. *wipes nose*

Look, if you physically attack the boss, you get fired. This is not exactly controversial.

Then again, I figured, hey, raping children during the course of your employ got you fired, not put in charge of UN peace keeping forces so what do I know.

Posted by: alexthechick - Loganite. With Jazz Hands. at March 25, 2015 01:21 PM (mf5HN)

109 Totally aside from politics:

The BBC is forgetting that the on-screen "talent" holds all the cards.

The public watches the otherwise drear shows solely because of the charm and charisma of the stars appearing on the show. Without the charismatic stars, the show would flop and cease to exist.

So nobody cares if an off-screen producer got a bloody lip in a fight over mushy peas. What they care about is their beloved start disappearing from the screen.

Old-school Hollywood actors and rock 'n' roll superstars understood this -- and the sociopaths amongst them would push the limits, because they knew they were indispensable.

(If, as happened daily, Marilyn Monroe was late on the set for filming a Marilyn Monroe movie, what could they do -- fire her? Without her there's be no movie. If Led Zeppelin threw TVs out the window and got blowjobs from 14-year-old groupies, you couldn't replace them on the Led Zeppelin tour with, say, The Carpenters. "Now presenting, on the Led Zeppelin World Tour, our star attraction: Karen Carpenter!" I doesn't work that way.)

So when Top Gear loses 90% of its viewership and goes off the air, and BBC itself overall fades away as viewers transition to Internet-delivered entertainment, they have only themselves to blame.

Posted by: zombie at March 25, 2015 01:21 PM (K4YiS)

110 *sheds a tear knowing that never again will a piano be dropped upon an unsuspecting Morris Marina*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 01:21 PM (JtwS4)

111 If he was willing to hop across the pond for gobs of money, pairing him and Jay Leno on a car show in Hollywood could be interesting...

Someone on the ONT I think mentioned doing a road trip show in America with Jeremy, Anthony Bourdain, and PJ O'Rourke. That's so crazy that it just might be brilliant...

Posted by: LizLem at March 25, 2015 01:21 PM (yRwC8)

112 Everyone should be riding bicycles, anyway ...

Posted by: Adriane the Automobile Critic ... at March 25, 2015 01:21 PM (nSOh+)

113 Yeah, if he assaulted somebody he's got to go. I've never worked anyplace where you could keep your job after physically assaulting a coworker. But I'd be willing to bet that a popular lefty would be allowed to do some anger-management bullshit and a give a mealy-mouthed apology and come back to work.

Posted by: mikesixes at March 25, 2015 01:21 PM (2sK6E)

114 "38
There was an epsidoe once where they took a truck - Ford F150 I think -
around the English countryside. Clarkson - the "conservative" on the
show - made a reference to trucks only being owned by guys who have sex
with their sister in Alabama.





Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:10 PM (0LHZx)"

I own an F150 so I guess I will have to be careful that my sister and I are never in Alabama at the same time.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 25, 2015 01:22 PM (KDbAT)

115 He crossed the line from bad words to beating the producer so bad he had to go to the hospital. This is not some lefty political thing.
Posted by: Mark Twain


For fuck's sake, the producer got a fat lip, not brain damage and internal bleeding. Get a fucking grip.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 01:22 PM (JBzwC)

116 My favorite TG segment was the one where they had Hammond race a new beetle versus an old beetle. To make the one mile race competitive, they added one thing to the old beetle. A hook on the roof...so that it could be suspended a mile up from a helicopter.

Hammond lost.

Posted by: Methos at March 25, 2015 01:22 PM (ZbV+0)

117
He didnt have to go to the hospital. He was slapped and later he drove himself to the hospital.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 25, 2015 01:22 PM (iQIUe)

118
FYI - the producer comments to the firing where very gracious of Clarkson and said he didn't want it to end that way. Much more gracious than I would have been.

My favorite parts were always May and Clarkson constant ribbing of Hammond.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:22 PM (ODxAs)

119 O/T: Did sh%t just get real"

"The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit
against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of
failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The civil suit, filedWednesdayin theU.S. District Court
for the Southern District of Florida,argues that Clinton used her
private emails to sell access toother officials in return for donations
to the Clinton Foundation.It
alleges that, during her tenure, Clintonwithheld documents requested
under FOIA regarding State Department waivers given to businesses or
individuals doing business with Iran, possibly undermining U.S.-imposed
sanctions."

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2015 01:22 PM (TLTHv)

120 Without the charismatic stars, the show would flop and cease to exist.

Not as long as your television network has taxing power.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 25, 2015 01:23 PM (rwI+c)

121 I listen as often as I can to the WH press briefing - listening now...

Never, in the history of the universe has there ever existed a person more full of shit than Josh Earnest.

Never.

Even Obama is not as full of shit.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 25, 2015 01:23 PM (BZAd3)

122 Now you listen here, and you listen good:

TWO NAMES are enough to stop the consistent whining and moaning amongst the nonstop bitching, and make you (&(^%^s realize God has blessed you enough to just hop on in and start leading your own wagons of bands:

Clarence fucking Thomas.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 25, 2015 01:23 PM (aoLFh)

123 92 Speaking of cars the Obama-Mobile is finally here:
http://www.cnet.com/news/ford-launches-car-that-prevents-you-from-speeding/

Posted by: Iblis at March 25, 2015 01:18 PM (9221z)
=========================

Happily, we today announce new technology that will force drivers of Fords into the right-hand lane on highways, regardless of their personal desire to demonstrate moral superiority by holding up traffic flow. We call it the "Fuck Off Feature" and the technology is available today in all participating manufacturers models.

Posted by: Alliance Of German Car Manufacturers at March 25, 2015 01:23 PM (LISuA)

124 Personally, I would be somewhat embarrassed to "take myself to the hospital with a fat lip from a slap" the phrase man up comes to mind.

If there was any damage at all I'd go to the hospital. Not because I'm a pansy, but to get the damage on record in case I felt vindictive enough to go to court.

As a law-abiding CCW holder, I have to be careful about only going hands-on in the right situations. For the other situations, go to court for redress.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:24 PM (jhqr1)

125 I don't speed, as a rule. Which means if I am,
there's probably a reason. I do *not* need my car deciding that I just
don't know what the speed limit is.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:20 PM (kff5f)


heh you too? I got like a bazillion tickets and then after my insurance company had a come-ta-geezus with me (that was about 15 years ago) I decided to keep it no more than 4 over the limit, if that.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:24 PM (x3YFz)

126 The existence of the Saville example does not prove some pervasive double standard.

Posted by: Mark Twain at March 25, 2015 01:24 PM (ibvmu)

127 @109 and BBC itself overall fades away as viewers transition to Internet-delivered entertainment, they have only themselves to blame.
----------------------

Not that the BBC will care. Government subsidies, and all that.

Posted by: junior at March 25, 2015 01:25 PM (UWFpX)

128 "111
If he was willing to hop across the pond for gobs of money, pairing him
and Jay Leno on a car show in Hollywood could be interesting...



Someone on the ONT I think mentioned doing a road trip show in
America with Jeremy, Anthony Bourdain, and PJ O'Rourke. That's so crazy
that it just might be brilliant...

Posted by: LizLem at March 25, 2015 01:21 PM (yRwC"

That is one of the best TV ideas I have heard in a very long time.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 25, 2015 01:25 PM (KDbAT)

129 it's not about Clarkson


it's about the hypocrisy and Overall Sh(ttiness of the BBC



Posted by: John of Salisbury at March 25, 2015 01:25 PM (8CdUx)

130
Okay wait was he fired or just the contract not renewed? Or is the BBC putting him on suspension until the end of his contract and then not renewing?

Fired. Mid-season.


Look, if you physically attack the boss, you get fired. This is not exactly controversial.

He physically attacked a minion. To the degree the circumstances are known. They shouted at each other for a while and the minion got a puffy lip.

This is where I harken back to Ace's "manly virtues" threads of late, that we've lost the ability to simply have a dust-up and move on.

This is also me having a possible complete double-standard because I looove Clarkson. A lot.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 01:25 PM (JtwS4)

131 >>> TWO NAMES are enough to stop the consistent whining and moaning amongst the nonstop bitching, and make you (&(^%^s realize God has blessed you enough to just hop on in and start leading your own wagons of bands: Clarence fucking Thomas.


Not for long, if we have our way! *rubs hands with glee*

Posted by: Hollyweird, prepping an Anita Hill documentary hit piece at March 25, 2015 01:25 PM (yRwC8)

132 I listen as often as I can to the WH press briefing - listening now...




Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 25, 2015 01:23 PM (BZAd3)


Why do you do that to yourself?

Did you misplace the ballpeen hammer with which to smash your testicles?

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:25 PM (x3YFz)

133 Clarkson was on his last strike and he knew it, so the BBC is just following that to its natural conclusion.

Like May said today, there was Top Gear before them and there will be after. Just perhaps not with the trio in it and the same format.

That said, bring on Excellent Cog on Netflix or something. (and if you're looking for where Top Gear went from Netflix and Prime, its on Hulu Plus. Bet they're pissed they payed for exclusivity now!)

Posted by: Gaff at March 25, 2015 01:26 PM (jPS2y)

134 Anna -

the killer hides the potassium in a banana split while convincing the dieting victim her cravings for chocolate can be satisfied with the banana ...

Just describe the taste of the banana split and no visits by the FBI, but maybe by Mooch's Fat Free Army goons ...

Posted by: Adriane the Potassium Critic ... at March 25, 2015 01:26 PM (nSOh+)

135 Piss off, Joe.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 25, 2015 01:26 PM (rwI+c)

136 I see our lame trool is still posting outside their depth.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:26 PM (VpkjW)

137 Tinfoil hat on...

This is part of BBC's plan to get rid of the show. A TV show about how cool cars are is bad business for Global Warming Alarmists. Firing Clarckson will lead to less viewers and eventually cancelling the show altogether.

Tinfoil hat off...

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:26 PM (0LHZx)

138 but in the real world, we have to expect a rape here or there
-------------

And that's why we put the spike on all those Rotherham stories


Posted by: BBC Management, Producers & Staff at March 25, 2015 01:26 PM (i4eXO)

139 Posted by: Mark Twain at March 25, 2015 01:24 PM (ibvmu)


Saville wasn't the only 'Saville'. Understand?? There were several Savilles

Posted by: John of Salisbury at March 25, 2015 01:26 PM (8CdUx)

140 >>Not that the BBC will care. Government subsidies, and all that.

There's a TV tax on every household that funds BBC, right?
They'll go on and on, just like PBS, regardless of viewership.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2015 01:26 PM (TLTHv)

141 #115

I think the producer already had the brain damage.

Posted by: OCBill at March 25, 2015 01:27 PM (F7PsT)

142 Just google Justice Thomas and look at the pictures, we all know that's your "learning style."

Posted by: twoslaps at March 25, 2015 01:27 PM (aoLFh)

143 I love the tribalism here. Clarkson was conservative, so he must be ok and his behavior acceptable and the BBC must have been in the wrong. "Don't bother me with the facts, just tell me the tribe the parties are from."

Posted by: Mark Twain at March 25, 2015 01:27 PM (ibvmu)

144 This is where I harken back to Ace's "manly virtues"
threads of late,


Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 01:25 PM (JtwS4)


where I come from, we call it: "NCO bizness"

and it takes place out of sight.

Two enter, one leaves, and it's done.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:27 PM (x3YFz)

145
The public watches the otherwise dreary shows solely because of the charm and charisma of the stars appearing on the show.

Yes. I don't technically give a crap about cars. I like my car and I hope it keeps working. I don't want to talk about your car or other cars.

So these three guys took a subject about which I am wholly uninterested and made it something that I've watched every episode of since the first time I saw it years ago.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 01:27 PM (JtwS4)

146 The irony burnssss usssss.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 25, 2015 01:27 PM (rwI+c)

147 126 The existence of the Saville example does not prove some pervasive double standard.
Posted by: Mark Twain at March 25, 2015 01:24 PM (ibvmu)

_________

Right you are:

Give someone a fat lip - fired

Rape children for 40 years - not fired

Crazy to even suggest a double standard.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:28 PM (0LHZx)

148 104 http://www.cnet.com/news/ford-launches-car-that-prevents-you-from-speeding/

F*ck. That.

I don't speed, as a rule. Which means if I am, there's probably a reason. I do *not* need my car deciding that I just don't know what the speed limit is.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:20 PM (kff5f)

I'm surprised that's taken this long.

When all cars become self-driving, the next move will be to prevent people from being able to manually control them at all.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at March 25, 2015 01:28 PM (x7BO0)

149 Clarkson doesn't hate America. He loves his country. He jabs at America because he loves Brittan. That's it. He comes here often and has great times, mostly, and makes fun of the same things most others make fun of.....rednecks.

He's anti battery car, anti global warming worship and hates paying massive taxes, so that makes him a bit of a conservative.

I'm hoping the other 2 stand by their guns and leave the show if Clarkson is canned. The show will largely suck without him anyway.

Posted by: Sponge at March 25, 2015 01:28 PM (F4u7C)

150 At least he went out with a bang, and not a whimper.

Teen Fired From "Fuck Ass" Pizza Job Over Twitter Before She Even Starts

http://preview.tinyurl.com/oo8yjfr

Posted by: flounder at March 25, 2015 01:28 PM (FHh8u)

151 and Clarkson deserved to be shitcanned for violating rule #1:

No witnesses.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:28 PM (x3YFz)

152 Fen's Law: The Left believes none of the things it lectures the rest of us about.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has gone to Plaid! at March 25, 2015 01:28 PM (hLRSq)

153 >>I don't speed, as a rule-----

So you travel exactly the speed limit or set the cruise 5 over?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:28 PM (l1zOH)

154 Adriane, thanks. Mulling it over and it may fit into the overall theme.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:28 PM (VpkjW)

155 @92 Speaking of cars the Obama-Mobile is finally here:
http://www.cnet.com/news/ford-launches-car-that-prevents-you-from-speeding/
---------------------

We'll know that we're really in trouble when this is offered as an option on Mustang GTs.


On another note, the article quotes a Ford spokesperson as saying that this technology was introduced in response to what Europeans said they wanted in a car.

Seriously!?

Posted by: junior at March 25, 2015 01:29 PM (UWFpX)

156 Hecturd,

Somewhere out there is a plate of cock with your name on it growing cold. Step to.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 25, 2015 01:29 PM (JBzwC)

157
Not as long as your television network has taxing power

Top Gear is syndicated all over the world. It's the BBC's biggest revenue producer.

Was.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 01:29 PM (JtwS4)

158 Not as long as your television network has taxing power.

I am 95% sure you have a voluntary fee (subscription) to get access to the BBC in Britain.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:29 PM (ODxAs)

159 The Top Gear US is a franchise of the BBC - not gonna happen. The Sr Producer wasn't his boss - that's a glorified go-fer in TV-land. Jezza's anti-Americanism was part of his sctick, and to me at least somewhat acceptable in light of his contrarian role in a culture that is dominated Hollywood pop exports and obsession with the U.S. He has always been considered a conservative by uk standards and was hated by the left there who had been calling for his head forever. He was on his last straw and blew it in a drunken haze.

Posted by: Pedantic Joe, Buff for life at March 25, 2015 01:29 PM (PhNHa)

160 When all cars become self-driving, the next move will be to prevent people from being able to manually control them at all.
Posted by: Hawkins1701 at March 25, 2015 01:28 PM (x7BO0)



And don't forget federally mandated "Snapshot" devices!

Posted by: Flo from PROGRESSIVE Insutance at March 25, 2015 01:29 PM (vgIRn)

161 I've seen the show several times. I would call it a stretch to call Clarkson a conservative. A prick, yeah. A conservative, not so much.

Posted by: maddogg at March 25, 2015 01:29 PM (xWW96)

162 Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:24 PM (x3YFz)

Yeah. It's amazing how few speeding tickets you get when you don't speed.

And, honestly, here in TX "don't speed" means "don't go appreciably faster than the greater of a) the speed limit or b) the rest of traffic." So typically I go about 7 over- and usually get passed quite frequently.

But if I'm going fast enough that I'd get a ticket- there's a very good reason.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:29 PM (kff5f)

163 Posted by: Mark Twain at March 25, 2015 01:27 PM (ibvmu)


what you "love" is animal vagina

Posted by: John of Salisbury at March 25, 2015 01:30 PM (8CdUx)

164
Jeremy Clarkson on punching out Piers Morgan

https://youtu.be/O435k1yfztw

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:15 PM (VpkjW)








And in turn, noted gun control fanatic Piers Morgan likes machine guns just fine.....as long as he can use one to brutally murder Jeremy Clarkson.

http://tinyurl.com/p29wt2j

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 25, 2015 01:30 PM (SpnVI)

165 Is this the plot of 'the slap'?

Posted by: Lea at March 25, 2015 01:30 PM (lIU4e)

166 It is too bad - this season had seemed better than the last few, regaining some of the chemistry between The Orangutan, Hamster and Captain Slow.
For those of you saying Clarkson was an America hater, have you watched any of the show? He took shots at everyone!

Two of my favorite moments: when they were having the British guys face off against their German counterparts they went "Where England and Germany traditionally go to solve their differences: Belgium". And when they had their Australian counterparts show up for a show they had them picked up in a Paddy Wagon so they would feel more " at home". Good stuff.

Posted by: Pilot141 at March 25, 2015 01:30 PM (cBvzT)

167 Sven, do you want to buy an Airbus type company's driverless car that depends upon up to date GPS and road information?

I can see so much fail due to getting lost or driving into the barriers or road workers...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:31 PM (VpkjW)

168 see the update. it's amazing.

Posted by: ace at March 25, 2015 01:31 PM (PA7DS)

169 He physically attacked a minion. To the degree the circumstances are known. They shouted at each other for a while and the minion got a puffy lip.

This is where I harken back to Ace's "manly virtues" threads of late, that we've lost the ability to simply have a dust-up and move on.

This is also me having a possible complete double-standard because I looove Clarkson. A lot.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 01:25 PM (JtwS4)



So it's okay to physically strike a minion? What about co-worker on the same level? What level of authority above you is acceptable to strike?

When, exactly and specifically, is it acceptable for one person in a work place to lay hands upon another person in anger?

That is not rhetorical.

Posted by: alexthechick - Loganite. With Jazz Hands. at March 25, 2015 01:31 PM (mf5HN)

170 I am 95% sure you have a voluntary fee (subscription) to get access to the BBC in Britain.

Indeed. It *is* still legal to not have a TeleDistanceViewer in your home.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 25, 2015 01:31 PM (rwI+c)

171 http://www.cnet.com/news/ford-launches-car-that-prevents-you-from-speeding/

Threatening the municipal revenue stream of every community in the country.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 01:31 PM (MMC8r)

172 143,
? Que?

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 25, 2015 01:31 PM (KnbYp)

173 Posted by: flounder at March 25, 2015 01:28 PM (FHh8u)

Heard about that when it happened.

Unfortunately, the little twit probably doesn't have the maturity to understand why what just happened was bad.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:32 PM (kff5f)

174 Did you misplace the ballpeen hammer with which to smash your testicles?
Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:25 PM (x3YFz)`

My wife took care of that years ago. That's why I can do that now.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 25, 2015 01:32 PM (BZAd3)

175 I"m quite partial to the episode where the boys built their own caravans and took them camping. Jezza's take on very tall modernistic design and the Hamster's folding multi-room caravan was hilarious. The episode from this season with the ambulances was ROFL. Not too many shows have that quality anymore.

Posted by: Magnolia at March 25, 2015 01:32 PM (XKOpk)

176 >>I don't speed, as a rule-----

So you travel exactly the speed limit or set the cruise 5 over?


I do speed as a rule, but sensibly.

For limits under 25: pretty much exactly the speed limit.
Over 25, but less than 60: 5mph over.
60+: 10mph over.

If this optical speed limiter gets mandated, I see a whole bunch of vandalized speed limit signs in our future. 55 -> 95. 30 -> 80.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:32 PM (jhqr1)

177 The entertainment industry is full of sociopaths. Really, think about it.

Rock starts, TV stars, movie stars.

A bunch of them are just plain obnoxious.

Clarkson was funny, but then so is Alec Baldwin at times. And he's a major jerk, and has shit-canned his own career.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...lost in a dream at March 25, 2015 01:32 PM (RFeQD)

178 OT:

Anyone of you many authors out there have a tip on a good "Self-Publishing" House that helps you out for a reasonable fee, and also allows you to keep 100% control of your Work? I have a friend who wants to self-publish his memoirs but he doesn't like the contracts he is seeing from the larger Self-Publishing Houses.

Thank you in advance for your tips.



Oh, and Fuck Obama sideways with a flaming aircraft carrier.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2015 01:32 PM (72D6h)

179 174 Did you misplace the ballpeen hammer with which to smash your testicles?
Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:25 PM (x3YFz)`

Plus - it really is good comedy.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 25, 2015 01:32 PM (BZAd3)

180 WE will all have self driving cars take us to where our government betters believe we should be..... for our own good. This includes the new FEMA Fun Camps..... and I think you people that are chosen know why you need to go to these camps. Ok Citizens... enough Tom Foolery. Back to your assigned chores.

Posted by: Genghis Cohen at March 25, 2015 01:33 PM (fLKzW)

181 Yeah. It's amazing how few speeding tickets you get when you don't speed.



And, honestly, here in TX "don't speed" means "don't go appreciably
faster than the greater of a) the speed limit or b) the rest of
traffic." So typically I go about 7 over- and usually get passed quite
frequently.



But if I'm going fast enough that I'd get a ticket- there's a very good reason.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:29 PM (kff5f)


I have like a zillion LE/PD buddies scattered around the nation and that coupled with a quick spin up on fines and what/when/where led me to believe that getting to the local eating establishment 30 seconds early ain't worth the $$$ risk.


Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:33 PM (x3YFz)

182 Two of my favorite moments: when they were having the British guys face off against their German counterparts they went "Where England and Germany traditionally go to solve their differences:



France.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 01:33 PM (RxCPm)

183 So, a network which is funded by force (fining people for possessing televisions and imprisoning them if they fail to pay) fires a man who attempts to use force to obtain a hot meal.

Yet, they claim everyone must be held to the same standard.

Posted by: Thatch at March 25, 2015 01:33 PM (xwAcF)

184 >>>>So typically I go about 7 over- and usually get passed quite frequently.
-------

Here, 7 mph over is pushing it be prepared to be stopped. 5 you're good, 6 so-so.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:33 PM (l1zOH)

185
Its not tribalism, most of us agree you can't beat up coworkers and keep your job. We just disagree that he was an America hater.

BTW, I am becoming a current version Amerika hater.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:33 PM (ODxAs)

186 Yet, they claim everyone must be held to the same standard.
Posted by: Thatch at March 25, 2015 01:33 PM (xwAcF

So, what's your point?

Posted by: Typical Leftist Retard at March 25, 2015 01:34 PM (l1zOH)

187 ***"The existence of the Saville example does not prove some pervasive double standard."***


You're correct that it doesn't prove it. It only epitomizes it.


Now fuck right off, troll.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 25, 2015 01:34 PM (xSCb6)

188 Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:28 PM (VpkjW)

: -))

As much as I crave chocolate, I can see it working!!!

back to work ...

Posted by: Adriane the Potassium Critic ... at March 25, 2015 01:34 PM (nSOh+)

189 I love the tribalism here. Clarkson was conservative, so he must be ok
and his behavior acceptable and the BBC must have been in the wrong.
"Don't bother me with the facts, just tell me the tribe the parties are
from."


Your analysis is backwards. I'm assuming the producer was a lefty because BBC, so I don't really have a problem with him getting a beatdown.

Posted by: Methos at March 25, 2015 01:34 PM (ZbV+0)

190 "For me a line has been crossed. There cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another dictated by either rank, or public relations and commercial considerations."

Except for shagging the kiddies. That's TRADITION!

Posted by: The Beeb at March 25, 2015 01:34 PM (h6Mpm)

191 In fact, the BBC is already punishing the Jimmy Saville whistleblowers for, I assume, making life difficult for those of high rank within the organization.

Okay, so according to the BBC, the order is this:

1) Punching a guy
2) Whistleblowing against the BBC
...
...
...
3947) Raping girls.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:35 PM (kff5f)

192 Allen: that is not to say that I haven't done over 130 in the Acura on a stretch of abandoned road.

Did it once. Adrenaline and holy....

... then the inner physicist tapped me on the shoulder and reminded me what happens if (insert random variable).

once. It was worth it. Not worth repeating ; )

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:35 PM (x3YFz)

193 On the highway, I'll do 10-15 more than the speed limit. I have a good radar detector, which while not 100%, helps out a lot. In 20+ years of driving I've had 2 speeding tickets.

Fuck Ford.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:35 PM (0LHZx)

194 Ah, punishing the Saville whistleblowers! Classic move there, BBC.

Now that's something Obama likes to do, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2015 01:35 PM (TLTHv)

195 The Vietnam motorcycle special and the Burma lorry special was pretty damn funny as well. I even have "i' am the Stig" shirt.

Posted by: Magnolia at March 25, 2015 01:35 PM (XKOpk)

196 >>> On another note, the article quotes a Ford spokesperson as saying that this technology was introduced in response to what Europeans said they wanted in a car.

Does the car completely sputter and blow up on the Autobahn? "No speed limit found...does not compute..." *starts smoking*

Posted by: LizLem at March 25, 2015 01:35 PM (yRwC8)

197 where I come from, we call it: "NCO bizness"and it takes place out of sight.Two enter, one leaves, and it's done.
Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:27 PM (x3YFz)


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


Yup. Happened to me once. Went behind the motor pool accepting the fact that I was going to get the shit beaten out of me by a much bigger person, BUT, that much bigger person didn't show. To this day I can't figure that one out.

Posted by: Al Sharpton at March 25, 2015 01:35 PM (/HX7u)

198
I just remember the episode where they used a Rolls Royce (I believe, maybe a Bentley) as their demolition derby car.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:35 PM (ODxAs)

199 169, sure, if you're wearing the right sweater. It's a blow against the patriarchy...

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 25, 2015 01:35 PM (KnbYp)

200 Clarkson's a quote factory and he makes all the right people mad.

Back in the day, there was a show called 'Top Gear', and it had a competent bunch of presenters - Quentin Willson, Tiff Needell, etc. They were better drivers and perhaps more accurate when it came to the material, but the Beeb decided to retool the show from scratch and came up with the very showy and dramatic 'Top Gear' we've had for the past decade.

It's been a huge success. It's also hugely expensive to produce and the whole concept is a giant poke in the eye to the greenies at the Beeb and the rest of the craven British political/corporate culture that's busy spreading 20mph speed limits around the country (yes, really).

So the problem for Clarkson and crew if they all in fact walk away from Auntie Beeb's very deep (and taxpayer-funded) purse is finding someone else who'll put a lot of money behind a product that's going to be catching flak from day one.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2015 01:36 PM (o+SC1)

201 Not as long as your television network has taxing power.

I am 95% sure you have a voluntary fee (subscription) to get access to the BBC in Britain.


They literally have vehicles that drive around with equipment designed to detect televisions. That way you can't get around the TV tax.

http://goo.gl/UE0z32

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:36 PM (jhqr1)

202 Dumbshit sock off

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 01:36 PM (/HX7u)

203 The episode where they paid tribute to "Ground Force" was good.


Clarkson trimming a tree with a shotgun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 01:36 PM (LA7Cm)

204 I simply LOVE the self appointed arbiters of the speed laws who take up residence in the left hand lane doing the speed limit. They are, to me, what RPG's were made for.

Posted by: Genghis Cohen at March 25, 2015 01:36 PM (fLKzW)

205 192 Allen: that is not to say that I haven't done over 130 in the Acura on a stretch of abandoned road-----

HS with my buddy's 240Z

Posted by: Typical Leftist Retard at March 25, 2015 01:37 PM (l1zOH)

206 Saville was the right sort of BBC man, don't you know.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:37 PM (eQBH3)

207 Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2015 01:32 PM (72D6h)

There's one through Amazon that a lot of people like (I don't remember the name).

I'm looking at one called BookBaby that looks like it suits my needs better.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:37 PM (kff5f)

208 Sven, do you want to buy an Airbus type company's driverless car that depends upon up to date GPS and road information?

First day I used a Garmin I'm in North Carolina, heavy rain, low visibility. Pulled into a marina. For the next 200 feet it's telling to turn left -- right into a 10 foot deep lagoon.

Posted by: Ugg Boots at March 25, 2015 01:37 PM (xQX/f)

209 off smelly leftist retard sock

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:37 PM (l1zOH)

210 I don't know whether to be sad or proud that I could not pick any of these people out of a lineup if my life depended on it.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 25, 2015 01:37 PM (rwI+c)

211
When, exactly and specifically, is it acceptable for one person in a work place to lay hands upon another person in anger?

When I really, really like the guy who did the slapping. I copped to my double standard.

And, I don't know. Top Gear isn't a normal office environment. They drove a Toyota pick up truck to the literal North Pole. They sleep rough in jungles. It's a manly show.

I wasn't saying workplace violence is totes cool. Just that it could have been handled among men.

(For the record, Clarkson reported himself to management; it wasn't slap boy).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 01:38 PM (JtwS4)

212 The real question (from a point of chivalry), would be who was significantly bigger and/or stronger of the two. If the slappee was significantly bigger and/or stronger, than hitting back would be extremely unmanly.
Of course, that doesn't apply where lethal force enters the equation, but let's take a hypothetical.
In this hypothetical I am a 6'1"-6'2" male who weighs around 255 pounds, in decent physical shape.A 140 pound pajama boy punches me in the mouth, and even draws blood. In this case, I would think the manly thing is to go get the matter taken care of medically, and if I want to retaliate, to consider a lawsuit. A lawsuit is a more or less equal contest by and large. By contrast, losing my shit and pummeling Pajama Boy when I outweigh him by a good hundred and tenpounds or morewould (and should) be frowned on by every member of the Horde.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Piratical Giant Plush Porcupine at March 25, 2015 01:38 PM (k8xvx)

213 Perhaps instead of Ace of Spades HQ we can consider Patton's Cowardly Slappees as a new name?

Queen of Pinkos?

Posted by: twoslaps at March 25, 2015 01:38 PM (aoLFh)

214 They literally have vehicles that drive around with equipment designed to detect televisions. That way you can't get around the TV tax. http://goo.gl/UE0z32
Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:36 PM (jhqr1)


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


Germany had them too. Spooky.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 01:38 PM (/HX7u)

215 see the update. it's amazing.
Posted by: ace at March 25, 2015 01:31 PM (PA7DS)


Ah, yes, the BBC getting rid of the whistleblowers.

No good deed goes unpunished.

Don't kill the messenger.

Etc. etc. etc.

It's very much human nature to blame the person pointing out the problem for pointing it out. I mean, after all, if you didn't point it out, no one would have noticed, and then no one would have noticed we didn't point it out and how dare you!

Posted by: alexthechick - Loganite. With Jazz Hands. at March 25, 2015 01:38 PM (mf5HN)

216 Clarkson, May, and Hammond are going to become super rich when they sign up with Murdock's Sky (we'd get it on Fox), ITV (it'd syndicate here), or as much rumored Netflix.

Top Gear with them was TV's best show, hands down. 350 million people worldwide are said to have regularly viewed it.

Posted by: Truth at March 25, 2015 01:38 PM (L8EjI)

217 46 23 The Reliant episode damn near made me literally "ROFL" the first time I saw it.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 25, 2015 01:07 PM (xSCb6)

That one was hilarious. Another really memorable one was when they decided to get campers and go "caravanning" for a weekend. If I remember correctly, they ended up burning one of the campers down. I also really liked a lot of their overseas specials. They went to some stunningly beautiful locations.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at March 25, 2015 01:38 PM (KkVB6)

218 Anyone of you many authors out there have a tip on a good "Self-Publishing" House that helps you out for a reasonable fee, and also allows you to keep 100% control of your Work? I have a friend who wants to self-publish his memoirs but he doesn't like the contracts he is seeing from the larger Self-Publishing Houses.

Thank you in advance for your tips.



Oh, and Fuck Obama sideways with a flaming aircraft carrier.
Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2015 01:32 PM (72D6h)


Not quite a tip, but go check out the Mad Genius Club authors (i.e. madgeniusclub.com). They live in the space between traditional publishers and self-publishing. Read a few months' worth of their back posts . . . they talk about self-pub a lot.

Posted by: The Beeb at March 25, 2015 01:38 PM (h6Mpm)

219 "On another note, the article quotes a Ford
spokesperson as saying that this technology was introduced in response
to what Europeans said they wanted in a car.



Seriously!?



Posted by: junior at March 25, 2015 01:29 PM (UWFpX)"

In a place where the speed limit is either 85 mph or nonexistent, this would not be such an obnoxious feature.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 25, 2015 01:39 PM (KDbAT)

220
Jerry Seinfeld has his car show which isnt bad. It seems like he really wants to get back in show biz, his wife included. I think he is nuts. When he announced that he was mildly autistic, he was a real whore.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 25, 2015 01:39 PM (iQIUe)

221 135, wtf??

Posted by: Pedantic Joe, Buff for life at March 25, 2015 01:39 PM (PhNHa)

222 Yup. Happened to me once. Went behind the motor pool
accepting the fact that I was going to get the shit beaten out of me by
a much bigger person, BUT, that much bigger person didn't show. To this
day I can't figure that one out.

Posted by: Al Sharpton at March 25, 2015 01:35 PM (/HX7u)


long story with tons of background but I was an E-3 and the Chief of maintenance (O-6) took me out behind some AGS equipment.

What was said there was said there and It's just between me and him but I walked away with a new appreciation of breathing, and that lesson (I would like to think) provided the fuel for me to be a good NCO in similar situations later on.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:39 PM (x3YFz)

223 "Fifth Gear," JEM (if you haven't corrected that yet).

The Ford "no speeding" car is being slightly over-described - it automatically overrides if you go full-throttle, and you can turn off the limiter with a button.

I'm not surprised there's a demand for that, though it's still kind of dumb. In the US we have a lot of leeway on speed limits - close is usually good enough. Brits, for example, complain a lot about being ticketed for 1-2 mph over. An automated system would probably appeal to some of them (despite the limited usefulness when speedos aren't that accurate, and that people will start putting up fake signs everywhere if this becomes popular).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2015 01:40 PM (bLnSU)

224 You see, if you sensor me, "derp derp he's off topic" then you prove points made by better women than me.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 25, 2015 01:40 PM (aoLFh)

225 Does the car completely sputter and blow up on the Autobahn? "No speed limit found...does not compute..." *starts smoking*
Posted by: LizLem at March 25, 2015 01:35 PM (yRwC

__________

Thanks for the fight against "global warming", statist busybodies who are working to save the children and the like, less than 50% of the Authobhan is speed limitless.

And there is a growing movement to make 130 KM/H the limit nationwide. Within 10 years that will most likely be the case.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:40 PM (0LHZx)

226 we didn't point it out and how dare you!
Posted by: alexthechick - Loganite. With Jazz Hands. at March 25, 2015 01:38 PM (mf5HN)

Which reminds me of one of my favorite cartoons, "I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was going to blame you"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:40 PM (l1zOH)

227 /loathsome British collectivist media entity sock off

Posted by: filbert at March 25, 2015 01:40 PM (h6Mpm)

228 On the highway, I'll do 10-15 more than the speed limit. I have a good radar detector, which while not 100%, helps out a lot. In 20+ years of driving I've had 2 speeding tickets.

Do you live in an area where the cops are still wearing their grand-pappy's uniform? Because if not they probably have laser speed detectors. Your radar detector is about as useful as a magic rock.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:41 PM (jhqr1)

229 It's not just the left, the syndrome seems coded into human behavior.

In business, when they want to do pretty much anything, management loves to quote their rules. When they want to do something that they have rules against, the rule is quietly ignored.

Posted by: West at March 25, 2015 01:41 PM (1Rgee)

230 Obviously, I don't think workplace violence is acceptable, but there is point where "working out things in a manly fashion" has to be balanced with a sense of justice and fair play.
A man shouldn't beat on those smaller and weakerthan himself unless his life or good health is at stake.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Piratical Giant Plush Porcupine at March 25, 2015 01:41 PM (k8xvx)

231
Rumors are Sky, ITV and Netflix interested in the trio.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:41 PM (ODxAs)

232 Bounce now rubble, I SAID BOUNCE.

Flounder around the hope scraps of knowledge overfloweth from my abounding cups.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 25, 2015 01:41 PM (aoLFh)

233 I don't know whether to be sad or proud that I could not pick any of these people out of a lineup if my life depended on it.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 25, 2015 01:37 PM (rwI+c)


same.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:42 PM (x3YFz)

234 You see, if you sensor me, "derp derp he's off topic" then you prove points made by better women than me.
Posted by: twoslaps at March 25, 2015 01:40 PM (aoLFh)


Captain, sensors detect a post, but cannot detect content.

Posted by: zombie Mr. Spock at March 25, 2015 01:42 PM (h6Mpm)

235 TFG Leaves Audience Standing For 8 Minutes After WH Speaker Introduces Him Asking Them To Stand And Clap.




He loves you!! He really, really loves you!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 25, 2015 01:42 PM (fWAjv)

236 Do you live in an area where the cops are still wearing their grand-pappy's uniform? Because if not they probably have laser speed detectors. Your radar detector is about as useful as a magic rock.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:41 PM (jhqr1)

__________

I call it a a radar detector. But obviously they're all radar and laser detectors. How far along the spectrum are you, just out of curiosity?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:43 PM (0LHZx)

237 Texas is great. 5 miles over and you can be going 90.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:43 PM (eQBH3)

238 Hey Merovign and AlextheChick, short story wrote last week, after another rewrite, going to send off to someone who has several books and short stories published to see what they think about it whilst asking if they know of anyone looking for such a story.

Sound like a decent plan?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:43 PM (VpkjW)

239 the BBC is already punishing the Jimmy Saville whistleblowers

Father Maxi: This sex abuse scandal is terrible! We've got to do something about it!

Clergy: Grubble grubble grubble!

Lone clergyman: Yeah! We've got to get these kids to shut up!

Father Maxi: Yeah, we...NO! We need to stop priests from molesting boys!

Clergy: Grubble grubble grubble!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 01:44 PM (2Ojst)

240 Chique - if you are around, Jonah Goldberg sort of evisorated Cooke on the Corner today. I'm slowly coming to the conclusion (and late to the party) that Cooke isn't nearly as intellectual as he thinks he is. He too often tries to appeal to the intellectual crowd - but in the process just gets his facts wrong or comes off as condescending. He simply does not have the knowledge and intellectual fire power that KW or JG have to pull it off.

I first noticed it with his defense of the 2nd A - as good as it has been - he caveats it with acknowledging it is not his preferred choice. See I'm really against more guns, but the 2nd A and all. So I guess partial credit for recognizing that there is a 2nd A - but he seemingly cannot accept the reasons for the 2nd A.

A little OT - but I do not care about the BBC.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015 01:44 PM (gmeXX)

241 "TFG Leaves Audience Standing For 8 Minutes After WH Speaker Introduces Him Asking Them To Stand And Clap. "

So can we get a Hitler crowd picture of the event showing one guy sitting/not clapping?

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:44 PM (eQBH3)

242 Good, Anna, also keep up your list of buyers. Unfortunately places like TOR don't have time to offer direction if they don't want something, but some publishers will give you a lead.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2015 01:44 PM (bLnSU)

243 TFG Leaves Audience Standing For 8 Minutes After WH Speaker Introduces Him Asking Them To Stand And Clap.




He loves you!! He really, really loves you!!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 25, 2015 01:42 PM (fWAjv)


See! They ARE barking trained seals!

"Obama!"
"Arf Arf Arf Clap Clap!!!"
"Obama's Not Here!"
"Arf Arf Arf Clap Clap!!!"

Posted by: filbert at March 25, 2015 01:44 PM (h6Mpm)

244 Do you live in an area where the cops are still wearing their grand-pappy's uniform? Because if not they probably have laser speed detectors. Your radar detector is about as useful as a magic rock.

My new (6 months old) radar/laser detector has already paid for itself.

And I don't drive no piddling 10-15 over posted, either, I break 100 3 - 10 times a week in the car.

On the bike, well, not counting.

Posted by: West at March 25, 2015 01:45 PM (1Rgee)

245 You see, if you sensor me, "derp derp he's off topic" then you prove points made by better women than me.

Posted by: twoslaps at March 25, 2015 01:40 PM (aoLFh)


Sensor you? This isn't Star Trek, pal.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has gone to Plaid! at March 25, 2015 01:45 PM (hLRSq)

246 48 What an ironic nom de plume you have there. Use heavy doses of the n word lately? I guess there's nothing political about banning Huckleberry Finn.

Posted by: Wendy at March 25, 2015 01:45 PM (bpemY)

247 "TFG Leaves Audience Standing For 8 Minutes After WH Speaker Introduces Him Asking Them To Stand And Clap. "

Quick! To the self-care room!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 01:45 PM (2Ojst)

248 Obviously, I don't think workplace violence is
acceptable, but there is point where "working out things in a manly
fashion" has to be balanced with a sense of justice and fair play.

A man shouldn't beat on those smaller and weakerthan himself unless his life or good health is at stake.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker - Piratical Giant Plush Porcupine at March 25, 2015 01:41 PM (k8xvx)


The older you get, the more likely it is that the "event" ends with a hole in the desert. Fightin is for the young. Us old farts don't care enough or can't be offended. we only get violent in quickfastandinahurry and then it's just a matter of not leaving evidence.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:45 PM (x3YFz)

249 "Texas is great. 5 miles over and you can be going 90"


Driving back from far West Texas last on I20. Speed limit 80 or 85, cant' remember and we were passed the whole way back. All day long.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 25, 2015 01:45 PM (LA7Cm)

250 From the sidebar:

"Researchers concluded that men who are nice to women are, in fact, actually sexist because they are tricking them into accepting the patriarchy."

http://tinyurl.com/ppkzsx4

Posted by: #WrongHousePawsUpDon'tShoot at March 25, 2015 01:45 PM (s/gWD)

251 Clarkson was a great humorous commentator and gave all nationalities a fork at one time or another.

It was a show that held the interest of young and old car buffs and will be missed greatly.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 25, 2015 01:46 PM (l3vZN)

252 A fracas, in a hotel, and a swollen lip?

Sounds like rape to me.

Posted by: Roy at March 25, 2015 01:46 PM (VndSC)

253 TFG Leaves Audience Standing For 8 Minutes After WH Speaker Introduces Him Asking Them To Stand And Clap.


Surely their love can fill more than eight minutes.

Heck, Kim Jong Il could have done twelve.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 01:46 PM (MMC8r)

254 "Researchers concluded that men who are nice to women are, in fact, actually sexist because they are tricking them into accepting the patriarchy misguidedly thinking it will get them laid."

FTFY

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 01:46 PM (2Ojst)

255 WOT? No gravy?!

KAPOWIE

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at March 25, 2015 01:46 PM (4cJjO)

256
218 Anyone of you many authors out there have a tip on a good "Self-Publishing" House that helps you out for a reasonable fee, and also allows you to keep 100% control of your Work? I have a friend who wants to self-publish his memoirs but he doesn't like the contracts he is seeing from the larger Self-Publishing Houses.

Thank you in advance for your tips.



Oh, and Fuck Obama sideways with a flaming aircraft carrier.
Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2015 01:32 PM (72D6h)


Check out createspace.com

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at March 25, 2015 01:46 PM (BLFGI)

257 Thanks Merovign, I figure this story clocking in at about a thousand words might be a more salable product on first go then shopping the 8,000 word story.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:47 PM (VpkjW)

258 Josh Earnest, "Handover of Afghanistan to the Taliban and ISIS proceeds apace."

Not quite a direct quote, but very close.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 25, 2015 01:47 PM (BZAd3)

259 I call it a a radar detector. But obviously they're all radar and laser detectors. How far along the spectrum are you, just out of curiosity?

Laser detectors have to be hit by the laser. At 200 yards or so the laser spread is 5". So unless they're aiming the laser at your windshield (they're not*), it doesn't work.

*They're aiming at your license plate.

As to my Autism level. I'm a programmer. We're all on the spectrum to one degree or another. I have no problem looking people in the eye and I don't scream or hand flap.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:47 PM (jhqr1)

260 Us old farts don't care enough or can't be offended. we only get violent in quickfastandinahurry and then it's just a matter of not leaving evidence.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:45 PM (x3YFz)


Forget "old farts." I've always been of the opinion that by the time it's worth a fight, it's worth killing (yes, literally- if I'm not willing to kill over it, I'll do anything in my reasonable power to avoid a fight). Once I believe something is worth killing over, then if we're *fighting* I've failed.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:48 PM (kff5f)

261
"Researchers concluded that men who are nice to women are, in fact, actually sexist because they are tricking them into accepting the patriarchy."


Smack A Bitch For Feminism!

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 01:48 PM (MMC8r)

262 237 Texas is great. 5 miles over and you can be going 90.
Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:43 PM (eQBH3)

_________

Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and SD are close with 80 MPH limits.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:48 PM (0LHZx)

263 and I don't scream or hand flap.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:47 PM (jhqr1)

No sweater for you!

Posted by: #WrongHousePawsUpDon'tShoot at March 25, 2015 01:48 PM (s/gWD)

264 @235 TFG Leaves Audience Standing For 8 Minutes After WH Speaker Introduces Him Asking Them To Stand And Clap.
-----------------------

Stalin used to have to tell people when to stop clapping. Anyone who stopped before that instruction was sent to the Gulag.

Posted by: junior at March 25, 2015 01:48 PM (UWFpX)

265 So quick run down for clarity here: Corkscrew some defenseless kids, get promotions, accolades and a private umbrella. Slap fight some nancing sissy boy and your sack goes into the wringer.

The pyres call to me. Feed me, Seymour.

Posted by: Todd Bridges, first to go bad, last to go down at March 25, 2015 01:48 PM (vmAFq)

266 Do you live in an area where the cops are still wearing their grand-pappy's uniform? Because if not they probably have laser speed detectors. Your radar detector is about as useful as a magic rock.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:41 PM (jhqr1)


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


I live in OK. Speeding is expected. It goes so far that if around 2-3am, if your not driving 5-10 mph over the speed limit on the freeway, you're automatically suspicioned for driving drunk.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (/HX7u)

267 Detectors are illegal in Virginia, and they have detectors of their own to see if you're running one.

Another fact about the Old Dominion, driving over 80 is reckless driving, which is a criminal, not civil, offense. That applies to 20mph over the limit as well.

Bear that in mind when travelling I-95 or I-81.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (l3vZN)

268 If you can safely walk away from anything that might end badly, do so.

This includes factors like jail time, job loss, financial loss, lost teeth and broken ribs.

47 trips around the sun and I can count on 1 hand the times...

...fewer the better.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (x3YFz)

269 Jeremy was/is a newspaper columnist - his record is out there. The three are already quite wealthy - it's what the BBC does (a class above the royals, even) ...

Posted by: Pedantic Joe, Buff for life at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (PhNHa)

270 Forget CreateSpace. One Moron author used them for their first book. Paid money for editorial support. And the book came out with some real grammatical howlers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (VpkjW)

271 Announcement later today on how Bergdahl will be charged...


And the Obama 8 min delay - they were waiting for him to show up and celebrate "his" accomplishment, Obamacare (5 years old!), right?
What a dick.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (TLTHv)

272
Your comments are triggering anxiety in me.

In lieu of comments, please use mental telepathy to express yourselves.

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (ko4zy)

273
I looked it up, you have to pay a license fee to get BBC in Britain.

Many people say they are going to withhold it based on this event.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:50 PM (ODxAs)

274
235 TFG Leaves Audience Standing For 8 Minutes After WH Speaker Introduces Him Asking Them To Stand And Clap.
***********************************************
OMG, Clapping??! What, no jazz hands?

Posted by: OK, thanks, bye at March 25, 2015 01:50 PM (UiOkZ)

275 "Researchers concluded that men who are nice to women are, in fact, actually sexist because they are tricking them into accepting the patriarchy."

I honestly can't imagine living in a world where I thought that every nice thing people did was driven by some evil agenda.

Getting to work this morning, I stopped for about 20 seconds to hold the door for a young woman walking up behind me. She thanked me and said, "You didn't have to do that."

I didn't say it, but I thought, "Yeah... I kinda did."

But I'm sure I was just trying to oppress her.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:50 PM (kff5f)

276 261: LOL
file under: Things Tina Turner never said
1) Smack A Bitch For Feminism.
2) Hit me again Ike and make it dirty this time.

Posted by: Fatty Arbuckle, crusher of whores at March 25, 2015 01:50 PM (vmAFq)

277 Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force on Wednesday took delivery of the biggest Japanese warship since World War Two, the Izumo, a helicopter carrier as big as the Imperial Navy aircraft carriers that battled the United States in the Pacific.

Good.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 01:50 PM (/tNwW)

278 My radar detector is used by the USAF and I spend more in one trip to the dry cleaners than you make in a year.

Posted by: Mr. Mooie Mooie at March 25, 2015 01:50 PM (l1zOH)

279 Bear that in mind when travelling I-95 or I-81.

Or the 8 lane death trap called the Beltway.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 01:50 PM (S+el1)

280 My new (6 months old) radar/laser detector has already paid for itself.

And I don't drive no piddling 10-15 over posted, either, I break 100 3 - 10 times a week in the car.

On the bike, well, not counting.


Get the Waze app. It's a crowd-sourced real-time traffic data tool. People report cops running speed traps and the app warns you ahead of time.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:50 PM (jhqr1)

281
How many muslims were on the germanwings flight?

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (ko4zy)

282 If you can safely walk away from anything that might end badly, do so.

This includes factors like jail time, job loss, financial loss, lost teeth and broken ribs.

47 trips around the sun and I can count on 1 hand the times...

...fewer the better.
Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (x3YFz)


This strategy also lets you plot suitable revenge in the quiet of your study, with the appropriate adult beverage at your elbow, and without having to take the prescription meds which would make drinking that adult beverage far too dangerous.

Posted by: filbert at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (h6Mpm)

283 Detectors are illegal in Virginia, and they have detectors of their own to see if you're running one.


-----

If the cops have something that can detect me doing something that can be used to incriminate me, do I not have a due process right to detect that they have it?

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (gmeXX)

284 #80, there is a reason for that....

The Alabama Rule of Virgins: If'n she ain't good enough for her own family to screw, she ain't good enough for our family to screw.

Posted by: MJN1957 at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (r0S86)

285 Your comments are triggering anxiety in me.

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (ko4zy)

That's just spaz hands. A little Demerol will quiet it down.

Posted by: #WrongHousePawsUpDon'tShoot at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (s/gWD)

286 261


"Researchers concluded that men who are nice to women are, in fact,
actually sexist because they are tricking them into accepting the
patriarchy."



Smack A Bitch For Feminism!

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 01:48 PM (MMC8r)

BumperStickerist is slipping.

Posted by: flounder at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (FHh8u)

287 Detectors are illegal in Virginia, and they have detectors of their own to see if you're running one.


Trace Buster-Buster-Buster!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (2Ojst)

288 you're automatically suspicioned for driving drunk.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (/HX7u)


I'd hazard that you'll never be pulled over for doing the speed limit.

no LE on earth is going to do that.

myriad reasons why.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (x3YFz)

289 Clarkson clocked Piers Morgan twice. He gets a lot of grace for just that.

Also, do not sock Mark Twain you asshole.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 25, 2015 01:52 PM (AwFAz)

290
Here's what's gonna happen to the taliban bergdahl: Nothing. A discharge; probably not even classified as 'dishonorable.'

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 01:52 PM (ko4zy)

291 His "slope on the bridge" comment, as an Asian man walks across the bridge in frame would get most people canned.

Not to mention banned from this website.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:09 PM (jhqr1)


Doubtful.

See: "Nip Sip, comments by, call sign of".

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at March 25, 2015 01:52 PM (fwARV)

292 Regarding the British rape rings and the police's blind eye toward them, I'd like to paraphrase Jeremy Clarkson, who said "How do Americans sleep at night knowing this is happening" in reference to post-Katrina New Orleans:

How does Jeremy Clarkson sleep at night knowing this is happening?

Hey Jeremy...fuck you and the car you borrowed and rode in on.

Posted by: keninnorcal at March 25, 2015 01:52 PM (On0/h)

293 283 Detectors are illegal in Virginia, and they have detectors of their own to see if you're running one.


-----

If the cops have something that can detect me doing something that can be used to incriminate me, do I not have a due process right to detect that they have it?
Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (gmeXX)

Fire off a chaff rocket, maybe? I wonder if that's illegal too.

Posted by: #WrongHousePawsUpDon'tShoot at March 25, 2015 01:52 PM (s/gWD)

294 >>> "Researchers concluded that men who are nice to women are, in fact, actually sexist because they are tricking them into accepting the patriarchy."

Oh for the love of...I suppose they think the default state for men is to club a woman, then drag her to his cave by her hair? Since human decency and manners = patriarchy.

Or that "men who are nice to women" is code for "men that I'm not attracted to personally, that are suspiciously nice to me for some reason, even though they should know they don't have a shot."

Posted by: LizLem at March 25, 2015 01:52 PM (yRwC8)

295 Senate Democrats are moving to block a new proposal that would enable Congress to reimpose economic sanctions on Iran if it cheats on a nuclear agreement with the West that is expected to be finalized in the coming days, according to sources in and outside of Congress with knowledge of the situation.

No matter how much the dems bluster and protest, they will NEVER vote against this asshole in the White House and anyone who thinks so, I have this Bridge in Brooklyn I can sell ya cheap

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 01:53 PM (/tNwW)

296 This strategy also lets you plot suitable revenge in
the quiet of your study, with the appropriate adult beverage at your
elbow, and without having to take the prescription meds which would make
drinking that adult beverage far too dangerous.

Posted by: filbert at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (h6Mpm)


Get out of my head!

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:53 PM (x3YFz)

297
suspicion

why does that looked weird to me?

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 01:53 PM (ko4zy)

298 I looked it up, you have to pay a license fee to get BBC in Britain.

Many people say they are going to withhold it based on this event.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:50 PM (ODxAs)


Then the TV Police will hunt them down.

The license fee is not optional in the UK unless something drastic has changed very recently.

It's a pretty sweet deal for the BBC: do whatever the hell they want, cover it up (because they basically ARE the media), and keep sucking on the public funding teat.

Posted by: filbert at March 25, 2015 01:53 PM (h6Mpm)

299 270 Forget CreateSpace. One Moron author used them for their first book. Paid money for editorial support. And the book came out with some real grammatical howlers.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (VpkjW)


Great advice. Talked with OSP after his experience with them. Formatted and edited ourselves, didn't pay for any extra services and were happy. Thanks for bringing that up, again, great advice!!

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at March 25, 2015 01:53 PM (BLFGI)

300 And I don't drive no piddling 10-15 over posted, either, I break 100 3 - 10 times a week in the car.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:50 PM (jhqr1)

______

You're awesome!! And manly too!!

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (0LHZx)

301 Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 01:53 PM (ko4zy)

I dunno.

Are you drunk?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (kff5f)

302 283 Detectors are illegal in Virginia, and they have detectors of their own to see if you're running one.


-----

If the cops have something that can detect me doing something that can be used to incriminate me, do I not have a due process right to detect that they have it?
Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015


They have that covered by posting signs at all the major border crossings stating the law.

The good news is that we only have one locality, Arlington, where speed cameras are used.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (l3vZN)

303 Detectors are illegal in Virginia, and they have detectors of their own to see if you're running one.


-----

If the cops have something that can detect me doing something that can be used to incriminate me, do I not have a due process right to detect that they have it?
Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (gmeXX)

Fire off a chaff rocket, maybe? I wonder if that's illegal too.
Posted by: #WrongHousePawsUpDon'tShoot at March 25, 2015 01:52 PM (s/gWD)

I use WAZE which is very helpful

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (/tNwW)

304 I'd hazard that you'll never be pulled over for doing the speed limit.

no LE on earth is going to do that.

myriad reasons why.


You're LEO, right? You know that if a cop suspects a car's driver of something, they just have to follow them for a mile or so to get them breaking some law. Even a lane wobble is sufficient to pull someone over.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (jhqr1)

305 If the cops have something that can detect me doing something that can be used to incriminate me, do I not have a due process right to detect that they have it?
Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (gmeXX)

Fire off a chaff rocket, maybe? I wonder if that's illegal too.


---

Certainly frowned upon.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (gmeXX)

306 281
How many muslims were on the germanwings flight?
Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM

Types
Deletes
Types
Deletes, oh never f*cking mind

Posted by: Mr. Mooie Mooie at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (l1zOH)

307
I think I detest bergdahl's father as much as the son.

CNN is talking about this now. Announcement from Ft Bragg will be made at 1530 hours.

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (ko4zy)

308 272


Your comments are triggering anxiety in me.



In lieu of comments, please use mental telepathy to express yourselves.

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 01:49 PM (ko4zy)

Does fapping count?

Posted by: flounder at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (FHh8u)

309 "Researchers concluded that men who are nice to
women are, in fact, actually sexist because they are tricking them into
accepting the patriarchy."






Posted by: LizLem at March 25, 2015 01:52 PM (yRwC


brought to you by grant money you paid for in tax dollars and by the letter "Q"

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (x3YFz)

310 When I really, really like the guy who did the slapping. I copped to my double standard.

And, I don't know. Top Gear isn't a normal office environment. They drove a Toyota pick up truck to the literal North Pole. They sleep rough in jungles. It's a manly show.

I wasn't saying workplace violence is totes cool. Just that it could have been handled among men.

(For the record, Clarkson reported himself to management; it wasn't slap boy).
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 01:38 PM (JtwS4)


First, thank you for answering.

II. Yeah, I get the double standard and you admit to it so that's okay then. I'm not being snarky, everyone has double standards and owning up to it is the key.

(whatever three is in German like I'm going to look it up): If slap boy didn't report it, then how was that not handled like men? Clarkson was an asshat and slap/slugs the guy but the guy doesn't go up the food chain about it. Sounds like he was going to let it go, you know, like men.

Now, if this guy and Clarkson had words and then Clarkson said come find me when the shoot is over and then they got into it, that's different. That's not at a work location and outside of work hours. That it was on location and during filming hours makes it a terminating offense in my mind.

Story time that explains my bias: A week or so after I started my last job, I was at a cocktail party for some work thing. That's where I met my direct boss's wife. Nice lady and we were chit chatting and I was trying to memorize the sound of her voice so I would know to put her through when she called when she very casually dropped in "I hope you're tougher than his last girl, she got so mad when he threw that stapler remover at her." I blinked very hard, my boss was glaring at his wife and she went on like nothing happened.

I went into the office the next work day and asked the office manager if that happened. Dead. Silence. Then I asked if that was why she quit. Dead. Silence.

I was all oh that's true then. I then made very very very clear my position that if he ever did anything like that to me, my first call was to the cops to file charges, the second was to the bar association to report it, the third was to unemployment to open a claim since I was being forced to leave due to an untenable work environment and the fourth was to their biggest competitor to start the suit against them because they had actual knowledge of his propensity to attempt to cause physical harm to his female employees.

Needless to say, that got the point across and he and I worked together quite well. I did, however, refuse to be alone in a room with him with a closed door.

Posted by: alexthechick - Loganite. With Jazz Hands. at March 25, 2015 01:55 PM (mf5HN)

311 off slimy mooie mooie sock

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:55 PM (l1zOH)

312 Even a lane wobble is sufficient to pull someone over.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (jhqr1)


With all the potholes up here in NJ, sometimes I look like I am driving tanked.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 01:55 PM (/tNwW)

313 I recently began to watch SKY News (the UK version of FOX) and it is simply AMAZING how much pedophilia there is there.

It seemed like every week from about the beginning of the year until now there has been a major new story about a pedo being caught or convicted.

Recently there was a story about "Asian" men grooming hundreds of young girls and women to be there sex slaves/prostitutes. The local authorities knew about this and kept a lid on it because they wanted to be culturally sensitive. Well, they just found about another one of these grooming clubs or gangs in another town run by "Asian" men, nobody in power did anything, cultural diversity, etc.

There was a huge story about a child sex ring in the Parliament. The sick fucks would have an underling henchman/pimp go into housing projects and kidnap or lure young boys and girls into a van and spirit them of to a house in the country where these sick fucks went to get creepy and work out a deal on the budget.

Gary Glitter was sent to jail for probably the rest of his life. (I don't know who Gary Glitter is but he was big star there.)

There was some weather guy (the US version of Willard Scott or Al Roker) who got a heavy sentence for raping dozens of women and young girls over the last 40 years or something.

Recently it came out that a member of the House Of Lords was given a knightship or some stupid Brit honor even though Margaret Thatcher knew that he was a pedo.

A famous radio personality (the UK Casey Kasem) got a long sentence for numerous sex assaults and child raping.

Apparently, once one become a celeb in the UK one of the perks is that one gets to go on decade long bacchanals of rape and sex abuse.

Posted by: CozMark at March 25, 2015 01:55 PM (BjOkm)

314 If the cops have something that can detect me doing something that can be used to incriminate me, do I not have a due process right to detect that they have it?
Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015


They have that covered by posting signs at all the major border crossings stating the law.


------

How does that help?

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015 01:55 PM (gmeXX)

315 Or that "men who are nice to women" is code for "men that I'm not attracted to personally, that are suspiciously nice to me for some reason, even though they should know they don't have a shot."

Posted by: LizLem at March 25, 2015 01:52 PM (yRwC

This is the is the science stud who did the study.

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jin-goh/49/aba/bb0

Posted by: #WrongHousePawsUpDon'tShoot at March 25, 2015 01:56 PM (s/gWD)

316 You're LEO, right? You know that if a cop suspects a car's driver of something, they just have to follow them for a mile or so to get them breaking some law. Even a lane wobble is sufficient to pull someone over.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (jhqr1)

__________

Or just pull you over right away and make shit up for the reason. But that never happens since all cops are upstanding honest citizens.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:56 PM (0LHZx)

317 OT: I'm in a small mountain town today trying a nothing case. It's global warmening out there like confetti on New Year's Eve. I don't anticipate lengthy testimony but who knows how long the jury will be out? I hate driving these narrow mountain roads during global warmening, particulary at night.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 25, 2015 01:56 PM (lKSyl)

318 Jeremy was/is a newspaper columnist - his record is out there. The
three are already quite wealthy - it's what the BBC does (a class above
the royals, even) ...>>>
The mentions on the show of the cars they own. Indicated to me they are not in great need of payed employment.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 25, 2015 01:56 PM (aVYsC)

319 You're awesome!! And manly too!!

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo


Seriously Moo? Because I questioned your Radar/Laser detector's functionality?

You're pretty bitchy, dude.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:56 PM (jhqr1)

320 301 Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 01:53 PM (ko4zy)

I dunno.

Are you drunk?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (kff5f)

I have my suspicions.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 25, 2015 01:57 PM (fWAjv)

321 Does fapping count?
Posted by: flounder at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (FHh8u

Jazz hands baby, jazz hands

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:57 PM (l1zOH)

322 You're LEO, right? You know that if a cop suspects a
car's driver of something, they just have to follow them for a mile or
so to get them breaking some law. Even a lane wobble is sufficient to
pull someone over.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (jhqr1)


no one has the time to do that.

There's enough asshattery occurring that you don't have to go out of your way to find it.

And try explaining to the shift sergeant why you followed a car for 20 minutes out of your zone because the driver *might* do something wrong.

Doesn't happen.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:57 PM (x3YFz)

323
I'm with ya Filbert. Its just different than here, where we pay for PBS leftism without even a chance to withdraw or revolt. Actually to be more accurate, our children and grandchildren will be paying the debt portion of PBS for a long time.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:58 PM (ODxAs)

324 I'd hazard that you'll never be pulled over for doing the speed limit.no LE on earth is going to do that.myriad reasons why.
Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:51 PM (x3YFz)


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


I said suspicion. They pull in behind a car doing the speed limit or less and follow them for awhile.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 01:58 PM (/HX7u)

325 ""Researchers concluded that men who are nice to women are, in fact, actually sexist because they are tricking them into accepting the patriarchy."

Nice guys are just guys who lie to get in your pants.

-Stuff women learn at 15.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:58 PM (eQBH3)

326 "Researchers concluded that men who are nice to women are, in fact, actually sexist because they are tricking them into accepting the patriarchy misguidedly thinking it will get them laid."
prevent them from losing everything they fucking own when the whore decides to start fucking random gym rats again.


FTFY

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 01:46 PM (2Ojst)


FIXED.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2015 01:58 PM (72D6h)

327
Seriously Moo? Because I questioned your Radar/Laser detector's functionality?

You're pretty bitchy, dude.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 01:56 PM (jhqr1)

___________

You're further along the spectrum than you think you are.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 25, 2015 01:58 PM (0LHZx)

328 oh, and if you do follow that car for 20 minutes and he fails to signal, good luck on explaining to the judge when you appear why his defense attorney is accusing you of targeting his client.

ya gettin' my drift here?

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:59 PM (x3YFz)

329 My take from that encounter AlextheChick, the wife was not happy with hubby's antics at all, was being ignored, and decided to flank him. And of course good for you. Is that why you wore the lion-tamer outfit to work, the one with the whip on hip?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 01:59 PM (VpkjW)

330 "You're pretty bitchy, dude. "

To be fair, he's been lactating for like 5 years.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:59 PM (eQBH3)

331 Does fapping count?
Posted by: flounder at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (FHh8u)


Psychic rape.

Oh how I wish I were joking.

Posted by: alexthechick - Loganite. With Jazz Hands. at March 25, 2015 01:59 PM (mf5HN)

332 Doesn't happen.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:57 PM (x3YFz)


Does, actually.

I speak from first-hand experience.

Remember the whole "teetotaler" thing?
Yeah, I've been pulled over for "drunk driving" by a bored cop.

The back-up he called when he wanted to arrest me laughed out loud (apparently he knew my parents), and convinced the dude that would be stupid.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:00 PM (kff5f)

333 From some source the BBC licence fee is 145.50 pounds per year. And you have to pay it.

Socialism run amok.

Posted by: Truth at March 25, 2015 02:00 PM (L8EjI)

334 no one has the time to do that.There's enough asshattery occurring that you don't have to go out of your way to find it.And try explaining to the shift sergeant why you followed a car for 20 minutes out of your zone because the driver *might* do something wrong.Doesn't happen.
Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:57 PM (x3YFz)


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Geez, T9. Sit back and think a minute. If the person is drunk, it's not going to take 20 minutes to figure that out.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 02:00 PM (/HX7u)

335 Apparently, once one become a celeb in the UK one of the perks is that one gets to go on decade long bacchanals of rape and sex abuse.
Posted by: CozMark at March 25, 2015 01:55 PM (BjOkm)

*briefly ponders changing citizenship*

Posted by: Harry Reid, changing membership from NAMBLA to UKMBLA at March 25, 2015 02:00 PM (yRwC8)

336 They have that covered by posting signs at all the major border crossings stating the law.


------

How does that help?
Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015

Damned if I know the technical points of the law, I just know the state had to put them up in order for the courts to enforce it.

A larger question to me was, how could they make a simple radio receiver illegal? At the bottom of it , that is all a radar detector is.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 25, 2015 02:00 PM (l3vZN)

337 Nice guys are just guys who lie to get in your pants.

-Stuff women learn at 15.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:58 PM (eQBH3)


Obviously I was reared incorrectly.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:01 PM (kff5f)

338 And the Obama 8 min delay - they were waiting for him to show up and celebrate "his" accomplishment, Obamacare (5 years old!), right?



And still doesn't work!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 02:01 PM (RxCPm)

339 Nice guys are just guys who lie to get in your pants.
-Stuff women learn at 15.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:58 PM (eQBH3)


So I should just be a dick, I guess. Since that seems to be what gets women all jazzed up.

No wonder the gentleman is a dying breed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2015 02:01 PM (zF6Iw)

340 Islam wants women wearing black sacks from head to toe.

SJW Feminism wants men to castrate themselves.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 02:01 PM (VpkjW)

341
Not as long as your television network has taxing power.

I am 95% sure you have a voluntary fee (subscription) to get access to the BBC in Britain.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 25, 2015 01:29 PM (ODxAs)







The Limeys have an annual TV tax that is mandatory if you own a TV. They actually have TV Police who go around with detection equipment to find TV tax scofflaws.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 25, 2015 02:02 PM (SpnVI)

342 So I guess I'm justified if I might think that a woman who smiles at me is a whore? Since it's all base motives and cultural oppression and stuff.

Or is it that a woman can smile because she's a victim?

Or, more likely, women are forced to smile by the patriarchy, right?

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 02:02 PM (MMC8r)

343 Stupid non-working line-out function.

Bah.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2015 02:02 PM (c/+kD)

344 Damned if I know the technical points of the law, I just know the state had to put them up in order for the courts to enforce it.

A larger question to me was, how could they make a simple radio receiver illegal? At the bottom of it , that is all a radar detector is.

-----

I don't know the answer - my gut simply says that if the COPS have a right to detect something - I have a right to detect if they are detecting.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015 02:02 PM (gmeXX)

345 Nice guys are just guys who lie to get in your pants.



-Stuff women learn at 15.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:58 PM (eQBH3)


honesty is the best policy. My most effective pick up line evar:

(Disclaimer: your use of this pickup line does not indenture T9 LLC/ Enterprises/ Squirrel Combat Training/ WTFwasThat?! in any way or make them liable in any fashion)

"You're cute, what's your name?"

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:02 PM (x3YFz)

346 Chaff rockets:

Certainly frowned upon.
Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (gmeXX)

Little baby HARMs plus a sort of reverse Paveway rocket which may exist but:


Crowd funding!

Posted by: #WrongHousePawsUpDon'tShoot at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (s/gWD)

347 WH Again Stands By Claim Yemen Is Model Of Counterterrorism Success Despite Reports US-Backed President Has Fled Country

This is the second time in three days the White House has made the buffoonish claim that Obama was right when he called Yemen the model of success.

Weasel Zippers

I will give these progressive fascists credit for sticking to the game plan: never retreat, never apologize, never admit a mistake. And the LIV and the MSM fall for it like like dumb blonde for a fast car

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (/tNwW)

348 >>"Researchers concluded that men who are nice to

women are, in fact, actually sexist because they are tricking them into

accepting the patriarchy."


And when men DON'T act like the Neanderthal caricatures we've created for them we have nothing to sit around and bitch about with our fellow Women's Studies class friends. WHY DO YOU DENY IS OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE OUTRAGE??!!???

Posted by: Feminysts at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (TLTHv)

349 340 Islam wants women wearing black sacks from head to toe.
----------------

That beats wearing a gay sweater.

Posted by: Roy at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (VndSC)

350 Shut up, all of you.

Moo Moo could by and sell you all.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (MMC8r)

351 @313 Apparently, once one become a celeb in the UK one of the perks is that one gets to go on decade long bacchanals of rape and sex abuse.
---------------------

What makes you think that it's exclusively a UK thing? I've seen enough hints to make me suspect that even the underage stuff is far more widespread in the US than anyone wants to admit.

Posted by: junior at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (UWFpX)

352 Psychic rape.
Oh how I wish I were joking.
Posted by: alexthechick


Man! That was good!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (RxCPm)

353 So I should just be a dick, I guess. Since that seems to be what gets women all jazzed up.

No wonder the gentleman is a dying breed.

Don't you remember waaaay back in high school that the "bad" boys always got the hottest girls?

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (S+el1)

354 TangoNine, are you still in the doghouse after those comments you made online about your wife?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (VpkjW)

355 330
"You're pretty bitchy, dude. "



To be fair, he's been lactating for like 5 years.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:59 PM (eQBH3)

Nice.

Posted by: flounder at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (FHh8u)

356 Islam wants women wearing black sacks from head to toe.
----------------

That beats wearing a gay sweater.
Posted by: Roy at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (VndSC)


Kudos for that one. well done. well played

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:04 PM (/tNwW)

357 Use it wisely.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:04 PM (x3YFz)

358 "Obviously I was reared incorrectly."


Well, here's the thing. There's a difference between a guy who happens to be nice, and a "nice guy".

Nice guys are calculating in their "niceness."

Think of it as the difference between a girl who is actually sweet and innocent and a girl who plays sweet and innocent while doing shenanigans behind the scenes.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 02:04 PM (eQBH3)

359 321 Does fapping count?
Posted by: flounder at March 25, 2015 01:54 PM (FHh8u

Jazz hands baby, jazz hands
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 25, 2015 01:57 PM (l1zOH)

That would be Jizz Hands.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 02:05 PM (2Ojst)

360 RIP one of the best shows on TV. I loved the episode where Clarkson and May developed a bicycle safety campaign. "Work harder. Buy a car."

Posted by: Peregrine Took says screw the BBC at March 25, 2015 02:05 PM (dhU0M)

361 Check out the reports of what happened - it was not during filming but hours later at a hotel after the stars had spent a couple hours drinking - still unacceptable considering he was already on probation.

Posted by: Pedantic Joe, Buff for life at March 25, 2015 02:05 PM (PhNHa)

362 TangoNine, are you still in the doghouse after those comments you made online about your wife?


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (VpkjW)


i've lost track of why I'm in the doghouse. But yes.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:06 PM (x3YFz)

363 Yeah, Virginia is the #1 worst state to get caught speeding in - per pop mechanics, i think.

Moo moo; suck it. I'll wave to you in my rear view mirrors.

Posted by: West at March 25, 2015 02:06 PM (1Rgee)

364 343 Stupid non-working line-out function.

Bah.
Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2015 02:02 PM (c/+kD)

Heh. No worries, I got the gist. Tough, though, since you were so subtle.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 02:06 PM (2Ojst)

365
>>> "I hope you're tougher than his last girl, she got so mad when he threw that stapler remover at her."

Oh my god! Crazy that she would tell you that.

I had a boss that got madd and threw some books at the wall once, but not at a person. Although at the same job, one of my bosses (can't remember if it was the same guy) hit me in the back of the head with a football. That one was an accident though. I think. It hurt though.

Posted by: Lea at March 25, 2015 02:06 PM (lIU4e)

366 Thanks for the tips, AllenG and The Beeb.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2015 02:07 PM (72D6h)

367 I will give these progressive fascists credit for sticking to the game plan: never retreat, never apologize, never admit a mistake. And the LIV and the MSM fall for it like like dumb blonde for a fast car
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (/tNwW)

That was what triggered my comment earlier about Earnest's award winning full-of-shitness.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 25, 2015 02:07 PM (BZAd3)

368 And try explaining to the shift sergeant why you followed a car for 20 minutes out of your zone because the driver *might* do something wrong.

Doesn't happen.


At 30 mph, one mile is 2 minutes.

My wife had a cop pull her from a car because he "smelled alcohol." She and her friends are LDS tee-totallers. Not one of them have had alcohol in their lives.

He made her stand in the cold for ten minutes without a jacket, barked at her for having her hands in her pockets, then made her take a breathalyzer. 0.0 BAC.

Then instead of apologizing, he told her she was lucky he was letting her go, because he smelled alcohol.

I'm telling you it happens.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 02:07 PM (jhqr1)

369 330 "You're pretty bitchy, dude. "

To be fair, he's been lactating for like 5 years.
Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:59 PM (eQBH3)

DAYUM! That's gonna leave a mark!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 02:07 PM (2Ojst)

370 whatever three is in German like I'm going to look it up

^^^

That would be drei. Pronounced like the word dry, but with more emphasis on the d sound.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at March 25, 2015 02:08 PM (KkVB6)

371 We'll see if May and Hammond can carry the show. Clarkson being an ass was a good part of what made it great.

Posted by: DaveA at March 25, 2015 02:08 PM (DL2i+)

372 Think of it as the difference between a girl who is actually sweet and innocent and a girl who plays sweet and innocent while doing shenanigans behind the scenes.

Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 02:04 PM (eQBH3)


You know the definition of a "good Catholic girl"?
One that hasn't been caught.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 02:08 PM (S+el1)

373 "Bumperstickerist is slipping"

and he can't get up.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at March 25, 2015 02:08 PM (0MJOU)

374 No wonder the gentleman is a dying breed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2015 02:01 PM (zF6Iw)


So there I was, in Ithaca, NY (I know, I know), walking into Target.

I saw this 1,000 year old woman behind me with a walker. I stopped and held the door for her because gentleman.

As she passed, she looked me in the eyes and said, 'what, you don't think I can open my own fucking door?'

Gentlemen are dying because women are killing them.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at March 25, 2015 02:09 PM (fwARV)

375 Hi.

I just popped in to say something smart but very vulgar.

**Ahem**

Einstein buggered a goat. A boy goat.








I got nuthin'.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 25, 2015 02:09 PM (0cMkb)

376 I'm telling you it happens.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 02:07 PM (jhqr1)


------

I don't believe you. Cops never lie - or beat people for no reason - or fabricate evidence. The state is always benevolent.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015 02:09 PM (gmeXX)

377 There's a difference between a guy who happens to be nice, and a "nice guy".

...
...
...

This is girl logic, isn't it? 'Cause, I gotta say, I always considered myself "a nice guy." I was unaware there was a distinction there.

As to the girl who *pretends* to be sweet and innocent... I don't have much experience with those. For one thing- major nerd + shy + introvert is not a good way to meet girls of any variety. For another, by the time I *did* meet girls, they weren't bothering to hide that stuff (at least, not from their peers, even if they still tried to hide it from teachers/parents).

And, of course, I was always the guy who was "too good a friend" or "like a brother."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:09 PM (kff5f)

378 You're further along the spectrum than you think you are.

I guess I should get that checked out.

Thanks for the heads up!

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 02:09 PM (jhqr1)

379 >>As she passed, she looked me in the eyes and said, 'what, you don't think I can open my own fucking door?'

Wow, that's cold.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2015 02:10 PM (TLTHv)

380

351
@313 Apparently, once one become a celeb in the UK one of the perks is
that one gets to go on decade long bacchanals of rape and sex abuse.

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


What makes you think that it's exclusively a UK thing? I've seen
enough hints to make me suspect that even the underage stuff is far more
widespread in the US than anyone wants to admit.


Posted by: junior at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (UWFpX)


I never said it was exclusively a UK thing. It is surely happening here - Jerry Sandusky - but what is remarkable about it is that this sort of thing has been going on for sometimes decades and people who could have stopped it did nothing or actively tried to keep it from being exposed.

Posted by: CozMark at March 25, 2015 02:10 PM (6QN3y)

381 Islam wants women wearing black sacks from head to toe.

SJW Feminism wants men to castrate themselves.



Guess who will win?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 02:10 PM (RxCPm)

382 I'm telling you it happens.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 02:07 PM (jhqr1)


well, I got pulled over once and was a given a field sobriety test.

in uniform.

wasn't drinking, but lucky me: I found the one "motivated" cop training a rookie and 1 of my two rear license plate lights had died.

no shit.

So yeah, random shit happens.

And I made that bitch's life hell.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:11 PM (x3YFz)

383 As she passed, she looked me in the eyes and said, 'what, you don't think I can open my own fucking door?'

That's when you snatch her walker and run.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 02:11 PM (2Ojst)

384 From Newsmax, about AoSHQ:

"Everything about the 'smart but very, very vulgar' Ace of Spades, as writer Elizabeth Scalia described it, is foreboding."

Uh oh, forbiding is code for patriarchy! Need to add jazz hands to the skull and crossbones.

Posted by: LizLem at March 25, 2015 02:11 PM (yRwC8)

385 May and Hammond cannot carry the show themselves. I know. I've watched "Man Lab" and Hammond's Big Machines or whatever it was called.


The thing about Clarkson is that he likes the topic and he's bright.

Clarkson has a series of documentaries available on YouTube. His piece on 'The Greatest Raid' is terrific as is his entry for "The Great Britain'. Well written, well presented. Surprisingly so.

-

Posted by: BumperStickerist at March 25, 2015 02:11 PM (0MJOU)

386 Live coverage of the Delta IV launch has started.

http://www.ulalaunch.com/webcast.aspx

Posted by: rickl at March 25, 2015 02:12 PM (zoehZ)

387 >>There's a difference between a guy who happens to be nice, and a "nice guy".


>>That is girl logic, isn't it?

Think it's like the difference between genuinely friendly vs. fake car salesman friendly.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2015 02:12 PM (TLTHv)

388
Doesn't happen.

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 01:57 PM (x3YFz)

Does, actually.

I speak from first-hand experience.

Remember the whole "teetotaler" thing?
Yeah, I've been pulled over for "drunk driving" by a bored cop.

The back-up he called when he wanted to arrest me laughed out loud (apparently he knew my parents), and convinced the dude that would be stupid.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:00 PM (kff5f)









A couple of years ago I watched a CA CHP zoom past a bunch of us on the freeway (the gaggle was going about 68ish), pull over into the right lane and start to slow down. I was first in the gaggle, and I knew damned well he was trolling, so I stayed behind him for about 5 miles.

65

60

55

When the CHP started pushing 50, the guy behind me had enough, signaled correctly, passed me and the CHP at about 60-65. Violated NO laws in doing so.

The CHP pounced on him like Rosie O'Donnell on a Krispy Kreme.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 25, 2015 02:12 PM (SpnVI)

389 As she passed, she looked me in the eyes and said, 'what, you don't think I can open my own fucking door?'

"Apologies, crone, I thought you were a lady."

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (jhqr1)

390 i've lost track of why I'm in the doghouse. But yes.


T9, something to do with "thick" thighs/calves.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (RxCPm)

391
Needless to say, that got the point across and he and I worked together quite well. I did, however, refuse to be alone in a room with him with a closed door.

Well, that's real hostile environment workplace violence. You took (not surprisingly) the exact correct stance.

Drei, btw. Eins, Zwei, Drei.

Now that you point out that I pointed out that slap boy did not report it, I guess the "among men" portion should/could have decided it's not a firing offence. It is also worth noting for the prosecution side that Clarkson is 6'5".

And maybe a hothead. He has punched Piers Morgan in public. I believe most of the Horde applauds him for that.

I was literally sexually harassed before that was a word. Shared a hotel room with a gay higher up. He got really drunk, put on (straight) pron and crawled into bed with me. I just pushed him away, said "no" and never told anyone 'til long after I'd left the company. (Told the story to an ex coworker much later, she said my actual girl boss expected something like that to happen).

Even in today's environment I don't know if I'd take action on that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (JtwS4)

392 Bergdahl to be brought up on desertion charges.It's long enough past the election.

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (KETbL)

393 Think it's like the difference between genuinely friendly vs. fake car salesman friendly.


Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2015 02:12 PM (TLTHv)


life coach friendly. /shudder

getitoffgetitoffgetitoff!

Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (x3YFz)

394 Think it's like the difference between genuinely friendly vs. fake car salesman friendly.

I guess I can see that.

We just always called it "fake."

Here I was having an existential crisis. One of my identity markers my entire life has been "nice guy."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (kff5f)

395 Ace isn't really vulgar anymore(read the archives) .We are though.

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:14 PM (KETbL)

396 So yeah, random shit happens.

I suppose so.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 25, 2015 02:14 PM (jhqr1)

397 394 Think it's like the difference between genuinely friendly vs. fake car salesman friendly.

I guess I can see that.

We just always called it "fake."

Here I was having an existential crisis. One of my identity markers my entire life has been "nice guy."
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (kff5f)

Learn to embrace your inner asshole. Metaphorically, that is.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 02:14 PM (2Ojst)

398 The CHP pounced on him like Rosie O'Donnell on a Krispy Kreme.


I will leave that mental image just hanging there while I email short story off and then mail a package.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 25, 2015 02:14 PM (VpkjW)

399 Bergdahl to be brought up on desertion charges.It's long enough past the election.

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (KETbL)
Another Obama success story!

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 25, 2015 02:15 PM (R8hU8)

400
>>>This is girl logic, isn't it?
RE 'nice guys'. Its a new term for an old thing (ie, somebody who is fake, imo), but I hate it because people seem to apply it to everyone broadly. Which is irritating.

There are plenty of people who pretend to be something they are not to get what they want, though (men and women). You just have to be discerning in picking them out and avoiding them.

Posted by: Lea at March 25, 2015 02:15 PM (lIU4e)

401 As to the girl who *pretends* to be sweet and innocent... I don't have much experience with those. For one thing- major nerd + shy + introvert is not a good way to meet girls of any variety. For another, by the time I *did* meet girls, they weren't bothering to hide that stuff (at least, not from their peers, even if they still tried to hide it from teachers/parents). And, of course, I was always the guy who was "too good a friend" or "like a brother."
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:09 PM (kff5f)


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


I always tried to be somewhat badass, but once girls got to know me they always said that I was really a nice guy. I don't know anything about what goes on in a woman's mind, but they eventually wanted to fuck my brains out.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 02:15 PM (/HX7u)

402 Well, that escalated quickly. Ciao.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2015 02:16 PM (bLnSU)

403 392 Bergdahl to be brought up on desertion charges.It's long enough past the election.

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (KETbL)


Presidential Pardon?

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 02:16 PM (S+el1)

404 Top Gear is similar to South Park in which they are equal opportunity offenders. Top Gear is finished. It would be stupid for the BBC to carry on with it. He probably deserved to get sacked but still kind of sad. It was a damn funny show. Plus, they test drove cars that are damn near hard to find in this country. Mclarens and Bugattis come to mind but there were plenty of others.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at March 25, 2015 02:16 PM (6dT9k)

405 @388 - I'll happily pass CHP at the speed limit if he's going slower, and I've never gotten tagged for doing so.

Of course, you'd better have a full suite of working taillights, reg tag up to date, etc.

I once passed a local cop at 15 over the limit on a stretch of freeway, and he was unhappy enough about it to pull me over but didn't write a ticket.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2015 02:16 PM (o+SC1)

406 Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 02:15 PM (/HX7u)

That might be the weirdest humblebrag I've ever read, lol.

Posted by: LizLem at March 25, 2015 02:16 PM (yRwC8)

407 Bergdahl's lawyer says he's being charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Josh Earnest says that releasing the Taliban five has proven to be an excellent strategy, as Obama's strategies go.

No link.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 25, 2015 02:16 PM (BZAd3)

408 He HATED environmentalists, if you watch the show in which they had the plugin cars and how they had to find a plug to recharge the cars. They were forced to spent a day in a town they did not want too, the show will be missed.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 25, 2015 02:17 PM (CxEX+)

409 407 Link in the sidebar.

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:17 PM (KETbL)

410 I was literally sexually harassed before that was a word. Shared a hotel room with a gay higher up. He got really drunk, put on (straight) pron and crawled into bed with me. I just pushed him away, said "no" and never told anyone 'til long after I'd left the company. (Told the story to an ex coworker much later, she said my actual girl boss expected something like that to happen).

Even in today's environment I don't know if I'd take action on that.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (JtwS4)

No one F*cks with you if you are wearing one of these:

http://tinyurl.com/qy3bpwk

Posted by: #WrongHousePawsUpDon'tShoot at March 25, 2015 02:17 PM (s/gWD)

411
bergdahl will be convicted of leaving his post -- and that will be the end of it

History will show that 'he left his post.' That's all.

You'll hear a lot of harrumphs at how seriously this conviction is, but it's all bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer's imaginary twitter feed at March 25, 2015 02:17 PM (ko4zy)

412 OT: Bergdahl to be charged for desertion. Guess Dear Leader couldn't find any more use of him.

Posted by: Soona at March 25, 2015 02:17 PM (/HX7u)

413 From the sidebar:
Bergdahl announcement soon. Lawyer says client charged with desertion and misbehaviorbefore enemy.

Okay...

I get the desertion. What is "misbehaviorbefore enemy?" (I assume that's supposed to be "misbehavior before (a/the) enemy.")

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:18 PM (kff5f)

414 Einstein buggered a goat. A boy goat.

Boy goat. Boy goat. Boy goat.

Posted by: Tongue twister exercise at March 25, 2015 02:18 PM (W5DcG)

415 Bergdahl's lawyer says he's being charged with desertion

and misbehavior before the enemy.



Farted in their general direction?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 25, 2015 02:18 PM (RxCPm)

416 Bergdahl to be brought up on desertion charges.It's long enough past the election.

Posted by: steevy at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (KETbL)


File him under People That Can Never Walk Into A Bar Again right after the assholes who shot Marcus Luttrell's dog, DASY (oh and btw here are their names in case you should... I dunno... ever have what we here call 'an opportunity'):

Alfonso Hernandez
Michael Edmonds




Posted by: TangoNine at March 25, 2015 02:18 PM (x3YFz)

417 I was literally sexually harassed before that was a word. Shared a hotel room with a gay higher up. He got really drunk, put on (straight) pron and crawled into bed with me. I just pushed him away, said "no" and never told anyone 'til long after I'd left the company. (Told the story to an ex coworker much later, she said my actual girl boss expected something like that to happen).

Even in today's environment I don't know if I'd take action on that.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 25, 2015 02:13 PM (JtwS4)


Obligatory:

http://tinyurl.com/ylh2lch

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 02:18 PM (2Ojst)

418 I get the desertion. What is "misbehaviorbefore enemy?" (I assume that's supposed to be "misbehavior before (a/the) enemy.")
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 25, 2015 02:18 PM (kff5f)

Wearing white after Labor Day?

Posted by: #WrongHousePawsUpDon'tShoot at March 25, 2015 02:19 PM (s/gWD)

419 As if Plebe Summer weren't tough enough, the U.S. Naval Academy's incoming freshmen are about to get a salty Marine Corps colonel as their dean of students.

The Brigade of Midshipmen will welcome Col. Stephen Liszewski on board as the 86th commandant this summer, only the second devil 'dant to serve at Annapolis, the academy announced Wednesday.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:19 PM (/tNwW)

420 Don't you remember waaaay back in high school that the "bad" boys always got the hottest girls?

Posted by: wrg500 at March 25, 2015 02:03 PM (S+el1)


Oh, of course. And that's simply biology; women gravitating to the alpha male.

It merely irks me at times.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2015 02:19 PM (zF6Iw)

421 Psychic rape.

-
Was it good for you, too, baby?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 25, 2015 02:19 PM (lKSyl)

422 New one.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 02:19 PM (2Ojst)

423 Will (did?) Bergdahl still get back-pay?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 25, 2015 02:20 PM (TLTHv)

424 "As to the girl who *pretends* to be sweet and innocent..."


I once had a girl blow me under the bleachers while her steady boyfriend (who had never even touched her tits) waited for her to come back from the bathroom.

But I always considered myself nice.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2015 02:21 PM (9ZZd+)

425 What is "misbehaviorbefore enemy?" (I assume that's supposed to be "misbehavior before (a/the) enemy.")


-----

Shooting them.

Posted by: SH at March 25, 2015 02:21 PM (gmeXX)

426 New Ace.

Posted by: HH at March 25, 2015 02:21 PM (Ce4DF)

427 This is the same BBC that has openly admitted they avoid negative stories about Muslims because they are scared shitless of being attacked by Islamic terrorists.

Posted by: Hamilton at March 25, 2015 02:21 PM (tR8og)

428 Fredo will NEVER apologize for the absurd spectacle and the outrageous statements by rice that bergdhal served with Honor and Distinction. And the MSM will bury his trial as deep as they can.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2015 02:21 PM (/tNwW)

429 Those Rotherham-type stories from the UK and Scandinavia (I know, I know) enrage me. I can't for the life of me understand how groups of angry parents aren't stringing up those sickos from the lampposts. Or burning down the local town halls.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at March 25, 2015 02:21 PM (44OyV)

430 @404 - The Green-SJW Axis has been out for Clarkson's scalp for over a decade. The show is offensive to the core of their very existence, and Clarkson seems to like to get on their nerves.

Even BBC management seemed to regard the show as something close to bestiality, but they were craven enough to support it because it made them shitloads of money.

I hope whoever this bunch signs up with, first off buys the writing and production team too because they are (fisticuffs aside) a large part of what's made the show work, and that they all get clear contractual language that they get to shoot greens on sight.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2015 02:22 PM (o+SC1)

431 The story I hear about Top Gear is that the trio is going to work a deal and do a new Top gear on SKY.

Earlier today I saw James May on SKY being accosted outside his house. He basically said, Clarkson is a "knob" but he likes working with him and can't see the show working without JC, JM, and RH. Apparently, in May's mind, he's ready already gone. And then he said something about having to end the interview so that he could put his Ferrari up for sale on ebay.

Posted by: CozMark at March 25, 2015 02:22 PM (6QN3y)

432 I would be nonplussed if someone said that to me about opening a door. Chances are the woman was either a feminist or she had some anger about having to use a walker and took it out on you. Some people who are "disabled" are very sensitive about people doing things for them they can do themselves. But it was thoughtful of you and it was just rude of her.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2015 02:22 PM (DXzRD)

433 I wonder how many officers are going to be purged over the Bergdahl deal.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 25, 2015 02:22 PM (BZAd3)

434 @429 - said from the day Rotherham broke that the correct response to this would have been fathers with firearms, but modern Britain produces too many girls who have neither.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2015 02:23 PM (o+SC1)

435 And maybe a hothead. He has punched Piers Morgan in public."

And that's pretty much when the cloak of invisibility started to slip.

Look, it's no secret in the Automotive world that Clarkson is a rather large, obnoxious, dare I say "bully" - and it's just as well known that he's a great on air talent.

The key takeaway from this is that as long as he mouthed the correct mockery, his sins were completely overlooked.

That's why I'm "Meh"

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 25, 2015 02:23 PM (KnbYp)

436 @380 I never said it was exclusively a UK thing. It is surely happening here - Jerry Sandusky - but what is remarkable about it is that this sort of thing has been going on for sometimes decades and people who could have stopped it did nothing or actively tried to keep it from being exposed.
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Which is exactly what happened with Filner and Sandusky here in the US.

Even after Filner was finally outed, an informal survey of California Democrats found roughly half of them holding the position that nothing ought to be done about him.

Posted by: junior at March 25, 2015 02:23 PM (UWFpX)

437 I can't for the life of me understand how groups of angry parents aren't stringing up those sickos from the lampposts.

Where are the soccer hooligans when you need them?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 25, 2015 02:24 PM (W5DcG)

438 @435 - "Women ask me why I hit him. Men ask me where I hit him" - Clarkson on Piers Morgan.

Posted by: JEM at March 25, 2015 02:29 PM (o+SC1)

439 @429 Those Rotherham-type stories from the UK and Scandinavia (I know, I know) enrage me. I can't for the life of me understand how groups of angry parents aren't stringing up those sickos from the lampposts. Or burning down the local town halls.
--------------------------

After the Rotherham scandal broke wide open, one of the victims happened to come across one of the men who had abused her, and angrily confronted him.

The cops arrested her.

Posted by: junior at March 25, 2015 02:30 PM (UWFpX)

440 432 I would be nonplussed if someone said that to me about opening a door. Chances are the woman was either a feminist or she had some anger about having to use a walker and took it out on you. Some people who are "disabled" are very sensitive about people doing things for them they can do themselves. But it was thoughtful of you and it was just rude of her.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2015 02:22 PM (DXzRD)

You win the internetz today for properly using the word "nonplussed."

Posted by: Insomniac at March 25, 2015 02:33 PM (2Ojst)

441 @439....Yeah, formerly "Great" Britain. I forgot that self-defense is illegal over there.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at March 25, 2015 02:36 PM (44OyV)

442 When I was doing bidness in the UK back in the 80's, the fellow who wrote the series Rock Follies and Follies of '77 published a book describing the insularity, arrogance and lack of accountability even back then.

"The BBC," one interview subject explained, "can never forgive someone they've wronged."

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at March 25, 2015 02:38 PM (XO6WW)

443 I stood up to give my seat on a bus at Disney after a long day to a GrandMother and I got nothing but grief from her, "do I look that old to you and I can stand Blah blah blah" she was British. No I did not sit back down and her husband explained to her that he was just being nice.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 25, 2015 02:48 PM (CxEX+)

444 "339
Nice guys are just guys who lie to get in your pants.

-Stuff women learn at 15.



Posted by: Lauren at March 25, 2015 01:58 PM (eQBH3)



So I should just be a dick, I guess. Since that seems to be what gets women all jazzed up.



No wonder the gentleman is a dying breed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2015 02:01 PM (zF6Iw)"

Being a gentleman, having a job and not having a criminal record worked when the way to get into a woman's pants was to favorably impress her father so that he would consent when you asked for his daughter's hand in marriage.
When the decision is made by the young ladies, different standards are applied. For whatever reason, women are attracted to bad boys. So, yes, being a dick is likely to be a more successful strategy than being a considerate, decent, productive member of society. It seems to be hard wired into the human brain.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 25, 2015 02:48 PM (KDbAT)

445 Insomniac-

Hooray for me! :^)

Thank goodness I won the ASHQ internet award for something, because I surely won't ever win it for faultless grammar, perfect syntax and typo free posts.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2015 02:50 PM (DXzRD)

446 James May changed his Twitter profile to Former BBC PRESENTER.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 25, 2015 02:51 PM (CxEX+)

447 OT Sidebar : Free Republic rated ahead of the HQ?

When did we fall into a wormhole and travel back to 1999?

Posted by: Jaws at March 25, 2015 02:58 PM (WKNX4)

448

Absolutely. I am stunned that thing was allowed on the roads. Apparently you could tip a Reliant taking a corner at 20mph!

I loved they kept flipping the thing over.>>>>>>

I'm living in the UK now and I have seen a few of those. One was driven by a very large man and his very large wife. They balanced the thing out while driving but I really wanted to see them get in or out of the car. The other was on a highway and I was really frightened for the person.

Posted by: Ann in the UK at March 25, 2015 03:07 PM (FMSzY)

449 alexthechick: thanks for getting it about Clarkson. ;-)

I'll just never understand the POV that says if you're wealthy, successful and good at business, you should be allowed to be abusive to your employees.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 25, 2015 03:13 PM (elbY7)

450

I am 95% sure you have a voluntary fee (subscription) to get access to the BBC in Britain.>>>>

You're kind of right. im not aware that you can turn off the BBC. It comes with all satellite packages and the free TV service. They do ask you online if you have a license but don't ask for verification. It's almost an honor system.

Posted by: Ann in the UK at March 25, 2015 03:25 PM (FMSzY)

451 They should have just fined Clarkson 100K pounds, used it to pay off the producer, and gotten back to making a hugely profitable show.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 25, 2015 03:33 PM (IdCqF)

452 Technically, he was abusive to his senior, but still, a bullshit move. Of course, Europe is so emasculated that the sensible response (give me a fat lip, I give you bruised testicles) was never considered.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at March 26, 2015 12:08 AM (XO6WW)

453 Clarkson is an American hating bastard, so I'm not too sad.

That's fucking retarded. Clarkson practically is American in his outlook.

Except that he consistently insults, belittles, mocks and complains about everything American. Have you ever actually watched the show?

Posted by: Bud at March 26, 2015 01:27 AM (lspi3)

454 >>>

No, there are many types of producers on TV shows - this guy wasn't an executive producer so Clarkson was his boss. Clarkson did own the rights to the show before he and Andy Willem sold them to the BBC.

Posted by: Ann in the UK at March 26, 2015 11:51 AM (FMSzY)

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