Monday Overnight Edition (3/6/17) Short Changed Edition

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Quotes of The Day


Quote I

If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. Ray Kroc

Quote II

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln

Quote III


Mondays are the potholes in the road of life. Tom Wilson


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Monday, ugh. Did you have a rough day? Did you take something for that headache? Was it aspirin? On this day in history: Aspirin is patented. Your humble Cob has been known to use the product.


The ONT has on occasion discussed tattoos. The conversation usually interesting. The newest tattoo trend is Freckle Tattoos.

Ink your arm, ink your back, hell ink your boobs. But your face, really?


The Obama administration can deny their evil doing until the cows come home. From the likes of Lois Learner targeting conservative groups to spying on American citizens and foreign leaders. Just ask Angela Merkel and James Rosen among others.

Clapper forgets as well how the NSA and the Obama administration spied on world leaders, starting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

President Barack Obama knew of the organization’s spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel -- and approved of the efforts, a National Security Agency official has reportedly told a German newspaper.

Good article exposing the criminal treachery of the Obama administration.

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Trump Derangement Syndrome on display.


Thank you worthless parents, putrid schools and biased media.


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Americans think our military is weak. Americans think we don't spend enough money on defense. Gallup Poll revelations.

A Gallup poll released Thursday found that 37 percent of Americans believe the United States is not spending enough on the military, with 28 percent saying defense spending levels are “about right” and 31 percent saying spending is too high.

Nearly half of those polled (45 percent) also said they believed the U.S. military is “not strong enough,” compared to 11 percent who said the military is “stronger than it needs to be.” This result tracks closely with a Gallup poll from February 2016 in which only 49 percent of those surveyed thought the U.S. military was the most powerful worldwide.

Gallup noted that the 49 percent figure was the lowest recorded number in the polling group’s 23 years of tracking.


The JEF is gone. Yet his Midas Shit Touch continues to be forefront and center in every aspect of life it seems.


When you comment, Please refrain from these politically incorrect words. After all, if it's good enough for a British University it should be good enough for you 'rons and 'ettes. Hate to see you banned for a workmanlike effort.

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The ONT Musical Interlude




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Suburbs appear to be dying. A house in the suburbs with white picket fence is no longer desired.

Business Insider reporters from the consumer, transportation, news, graphics, video, and innovation teams have explored this idea in a series of stories.

We're calling it the Death of Suburbia — because if the trends that they identified continue, the suburbs as we know them could be forever changed.

The line is blurring between city and suburb

Urban and suburban areas are becoming less distinguishable as modern populations value convenience and location over size.


KLEENEX ALERT

America loses a special Veteran. The touching story of Airman Kyle Smith and Bodza.

Kyle Smith and his dog Bodza, both members of the U.S. Air Force, had been through a lot together – so the man was there for his dying canine and stayed by his side until his very last breath. Bodza, the 11-year-old German shepherd, had worked as an explosive detection dog. He saved human lives by sniffing for bombs in countries like Iraq, Kyrgyzstan and Kuwait. The pooch started working with Smith in 2012, and the two clicked immediately. “I loved working with him because he taught me a lot — patience as a young handler, and how to understand that this job isn’t just about you,” the man told The Dodo. “He followed me around everywhere… and [told] me good night, every night.”


These Kids won't shortchange you.


If you're long on change or tips my Twitter feed Don't Tweet, not a problem, petmorons at the gmail thing.


Honesty is always the best policy. Except for our Genius Award Winner.


Love and dedication. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Markers.

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Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. The failure to plan on your part should not constitute and emergency on ours cause Management to drink heavily.

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1 th!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 09:53 PM (kP16F)

2 Oneth... Yaaaaas!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 09:54 PM (kP16F)

3 rd?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 09:55 PM (kP16F)

4 Coins - in my dreams.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 06, 2017 09:55 PM (tHwdc)

5 MH, thanks for the Ray Kroc quote! It reminded me to pick this movie up on April 18th... ;-)

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Founder-Blu-ray/156358/

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 06, 2017 09:55 PM (u8kLQ)

6 ONT Derangement Syndrome -- When TDS just ain't cutting it.

*carefully scrolls up, trying avoid any Lena shock treatment*

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 06, 2017 09:56 PM (xpfRn)

7 I can't tell you how many times I've dreams of scrabbling under furniture for spare change, while missing some important event. What could it mean?

LOL - rhetorical question,

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 06, 2017 09:56 PM (tHwdc)

8 Oh, that damn K-9 story... where do we get men and women like this, and how fortunate we are to have them... now to get some Kleenex for sure.

Posted by: GuyfromNH at March 06, 2017 09:57 PM (5zfq1)

9 My 5 y.o (or thereabouts) niece got artsy with the family dog recently. She then explained to her parents that the dog had tripped and fallen on the marker. This led to a discussion of Daddy Can Tell When You Are Lying.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 06, 2017 09:59 PM (bZ7mE)

10 top 10!

Posted by: TexasDan at March 06, 2017 10:00 PM (yL25O)

11 "The ONT has on occasion discussed tattoos"

You are an agent provocateur, MH.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 06, 2017 10:01 PM (tHwdc)

12
Where's the non-cis-manual transmission counterpart to that word list?

Womanly
Bitchy

Chairwoman
Bossy bitch

Meter maid
Greedy bitch

...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 06, 2017 10:01 PM (v1g1+)

13 What a nice ONT, MisHum.

I like my suburbs. I don't want to be citified.

Posted by: bluebell at March 06, 2017 10:01 PM (sBOL1)

14 Posted by: bluebell at March 06, 2017 10:01 PM (sBOL1)


That's because you're old

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 06, 2017 10:02 PM (voOPb)

15 In case any of the moron horde is in the Cleveland area this weekend, Cleveland Right to Life is hosting the 7th annual Bringing America Back to Life Convention. Details can be found here: www.bringingamericabacktolife.org. A couple of our featured speakers are Bobby Schindler (Terri Schiavo's brother) and Abby Johnson of Students for Life. This is the largest pro-life gathering outside of the DC March for Life. It would be great if some of you could make it.

Posted by: Obamaisacommunist at March 06, 2017 10:03 PM (FSETn)

16 Thanks, MisHum!

The Wendy's story is a keeper.

Posted by: ibguy at March 06, 2017 10:04 PM (vUcdz)

17 I am, you're right. Old and cranky and still preferring my suburbs.

Posted by: bluebell at March 06, 2017 10:04 PM (sBOL1)

18 Thanks for this ONT, MH. Much appreciated.

And bluebell, may every traffic light turn green as you approach, the cars on Whiele pull into the other lane as you pass, and sanctimonious bikers obey the traffic laws around you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 06, 2017 10:04 PM (u82oZ)

19 I swear I hear something off in the distance. It sounds like.. it sounds like the lamentation of their women. It's a long way to Berlin, but the impenetrable Atlantic wall has been breached. Their panic and desperation should only encourage us.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at March 06, 2017 10:05 PM (a3sfz)

20 Ah, Salty! I saw yesterday that you said your Constitution Bee was a success. Congrats!!

Posted by: bluebell at March 06, 2017 10:05 PM (sBOL1)

21 Hi all, nice spring day here, but windy.

Posted by: Farmer at March 06, 2017 10:05 PM (o/90i)

22 LOL at the markers.
Good doggie.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 06, 2017 10:06 PM (Om16U)

23 Distraught mother: "Help me! My toddler swallowed a quarter.

Muldoon: "Have you noticed any change in his bowel movements?"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 06, 2017 10:06 PM (NpWrD)

24 If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. Ray Kroc

In all my life I have not yet found anyone who would pay me for what I love to do.

Most customers would be happy if you just gave them the product you were trying to sell.

Freedom to do what you love doing is a wonderful thing.

Without money, you'll starve.

Do the math here ... Freedom to starve.

Story of my life.

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:07 PM (TEGr/)

25 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport

Posted by: Original Jake at March 06, 2017 10:07 PM (VBsKP)

26 By the way, I hate pennies.

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:07 PM (TEGr/)

27 I had freckles when I was younger. If I still do, I can't see them anymore.

Also, can you still say yes-man or must you use the more generic term, toady?

Posted by: huerfano at March 06, 2017 10:07 PM (jkkMG)

28 It's ONT time!

To carry over from the Ryan bill thing...

First, reading long documents on the computer gives me a sick headache.

Second, to make full sense of the Ryan bill, one would have to sit down with the final version of PPACA and cross-reference what he's talking about. I may or may not have a copy around here somewhere, which I may or may not look for.

Third, on EXTREMELY cursory examination, it seems to be a somewhat piecemeal approach. I was personally hoping for an outright repeal, with maybe some kind of transition period to give room to unfuck the Medicaid expansion (which, by the by, constitutes the overwhelming majority of "newly insured" under Obamacare). That might be in the bill, but I'd have to sit down and do a line by line. If anybody wants to cough up $300 an hour, I'm happy to do it.

Fourth, I am less than thrilled with the creation of the "Patient and State Stability Fund," with control delegated to federal agencies and guided by somewhat general and aspirational statements. It looks like a new subsidy program, partially designed as a half-ass high risk pool. We didn't ask for a new federal program, goddammit. Quit soaking State residents and let them establish their own high risk pools if they should decide to do so. The bastards steal our money then bribe us with it. But I digress. It also raises the concern of what kind of rulemaking would come out of CMS for the administration of the Fund. This is in large part where PPACA took us to Destination Fucked.

I may have some more random thoughts, but this is my quick first impression after a ten-minute skim.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:08 PM (0mRoj)

29 Baby Sister Update:

Spoke with Joyce yesterday: had left voicemail early afternoon, a few hours later, she called back - WooHoo!! Sounded good, but tired (Joyce had MN visitors in yesterday, which I think explains that).

Hubby texted this morning that her last radiation treatment is March 13. They have to wait a bit after that last treatment before they can run new scans to assess progress.

And as always, please pray for strength and courage for Joyce.

Posted by: ibguy at March 06, 2017 10:08 PM (vUcdz)

30 "Suburbs are dying "

Says those who really, really want you to live in a controlled environment...
That they control.

Oh, and the whole Richard Florida line of garbage has collapsed.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:08 PM (MINbv)

31 Karen Carpenter and Mama Cass had two of the best voices of that era.

I played both of those songs on 45s over and over.

For you youngsters, it's like pressing the "repeat" button.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 06, 2017 10:09 PM (EZebt)

32 Tom Wilson, the record producer?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Wilson_(record_producer)

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2017 10:09 PM (sdi6R)

33 Please leave the suburbs for the citified life. Traffis in my far out suburb will then suck much less.

Great ONT as always MisHum. Thank you.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 06, 2017 10:10 PM (ouURM)

34 Ibguy, thanks for the update. Sounds like things are pretty stable right now, which is good. God bless her.

Posted by: bluebell at March 06, 2017 10:11 PM (sBOL1)

35 dat's a truck load of content

Posted by: Original Jake at March 06, 2017 10:11 PM (VBsKP)

36 A politically incorrect moment: "MAN THE TORPEDOES, YOU HOMOS!"

Thank you. Carry on.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 06, 2017 10:11 PM (tHwdc)

37 Great ont MisHum. Thanks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 06, 2017 10:11 PM (KP5rU)

38 Their panic and desperation should only encourage us"

It does. As the beloved ewok posted, they're in this with us.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:11 PM (MINbv)

39 The problem with Obamacare is not the numbers; it is the philosophy.

Changing the numbers doesn't fix anything.

The problem with the GOP replacement is that it is the same philosophy as obamacare with different numbers.

Odd how republicans can't see that.

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:12 PM (TEGr/)

40 Thanks for the Karen Carpenter vid.

That girl could sing.

Posted by: tbodie at March 06, 2017 10:12 PM (S9U/P)

41 By the way, I hate pennies.

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:07 PM (TEGr/)


You suck, too!

Posted by: Penny at March 06, 2017 10:12 PM (tHwdc)

42 Was reading Rod Dreher's piece on Middlebury, and the assaults on Murray and Stanger (a Democrat btw). Stanger went to the ER. and in the piece she talks about what happened, she lets slip about how unaware Trump is about what darkness he had unleashed

lady professor, it wasn't Trump's voters who nearly killed you. it wasn't even the alt right who did it. all that's on *your* side.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 06, 2017 10:13 PM (wJa2e)

43 34 bluebell

Thank you!

Yeah, pretty much. After she's done with this initial run, they'll wait a month or so for her brain to calm down and the run scans to assess progress.

And then I suppose the fun begins (for certain values of "fun").

Posted by: ibguy at March 06, 2017 10:13 PM (vUcdz)

44 A White Picketers' Fence.

Sounds like a bunch of democrat snowflakes at another protest, somewhere.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 06, 2017 10:13 PM (v5iqM)

45 Most people can deal with adversity.

A lot of people have trouble with success.

Posted by: JAS at March 06, 2017 10:13 PM (4sHXv)

46 MH, Thanks for such a great ONT. I appreciate the Kleenex alert. Should have had one for the feel good story as well. Both stories were touching, sad, positive, and created a lot of dust in the room.

Posted by: JTB at March 06, 2017 10:13 PM (V+03K)

47 The world would a much different place today if Karen Carpenter had eaten that chicken sammich instead of Mama Cass...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 10:14 PM (kP16F)

48 That screamer - uh, is she mentally disabled, or is this really how Lefties protest. That is disturbing. She should be embarrassed. Everyone on her side should be embarrassed. And of course, her parents, who may have even encouraged that frightening protest theater.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 10:14 PM (NOIQH)

49 The problem with the GOP replacement is that it is the same philosophy as obamacare with different numbers.



Odd how republicans can't see that.

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:12 PM (TEGr/)

The GOPe see it just fine.

Posted by: davidt at March 06, 2017 10:14 PM (XoldI)

50 The English Language is Liberating; The Left want to Corrupt and Silence It

It is the civic heritage that has established as a global presence such concepts as everyone-including the government-being constrained by the law of the land, the sanctity of private property, worship, and speech being held sacrosanct, and ultimately that rare combination of freedom to choose combined with the wisdom to choose wisely. Those mores, folkways, and customs are transmitted through a language that has become the vehicle of such values: English.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=13121

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 06, 2017 10:14 PM (vBeA5)

51 39 Lee

Well, they *are* The Stupid Party, after all.

Posted by: ibguy at March 06, 2017 10:14 PM (vUcdz)

52 39,
Indeed. Let's not forget that Bob Dole was pushing an "alternative" to Hillarycare a quarter century ago...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:15 PM (MINbv)

53 I may have some more random thoughts, but this is my quick first impression after a ten-minute skim.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:08 PM (0mRoj)

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Thank you very much for taking a look and offering your cursory thoughts. I understand that you would have to have a full copy of CommieCare to reference in order to come to good conclusions.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 06, 2017 10:15 PM (ouURM)

54 Levin on Hannity. He's so bright, but damn, that guy stresses me out. Always feels like he's minutes from a heart attack or stroke. Sorry.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 10:15 PM (NOIQH)

55 Man on the street says the new version of Obamacare is not playing well with John Smith ( his Christian name) the chairman of the firemen and policemen's union. Apparently the polio victim coverage was not sufficient and the homosexuals were disappointed in their payments to the taxman. The workmanship of the bill is certainly impressive although the man-made nature of the bill assures that some working men and housewives are gonna be unhappy. Our forefathers would be quite disappointed in the citizens of America including truckers and waitresses, who have permitted the monstrosity that is government-run healthcare. Fortunately we picked the best man for the job. Hopefully our new President will assign sufficient manpower to his AG and right-hand man, ignore political sportsmanship and prosecute the sniveling half-man that perpetrated this nightmare. It's good to know that an actual American is manning the desk in the Oval Office again.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at March 06, 2017 10:15 PM (KgpWR)

56 re sunday's book thread:

there once was a man named muldoon,
who hailed from brigadoon.
if it's limericks ye need,
he's your man, indeed,
just knock on the door with the moon!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 06, 2017 10:15 PM (WTSFk)

57 Posted by: Penny at March 06, 2017 10:12 PM (tHwdc)

If you are my cousin :

How ya been?
Hows the boy? He should be in college by now?
Still single?
Gosh it has been a long time. You still workin'?

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:16 PM (TEGr/)

58 ... late but not never.

* clang *

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 06, 2017 10:16 PM (WTSFk)

59 And as always, please pray for strength and courage for Joyce.

Posted by: ibguy at March 06, 2017 10:08 PM (vUcdz)

I pray for all of you, ibguy. Thanks for the update!

Posted by: Penny at March 06, 2017 10:16 PM (tHwdc)

60 Generation Snowflake might prefer a cubicle in the city while they're young and single, but try raising a kid in one of those that charge more in rent than a mortgage in the burbs, and what if the building won't allow pets....

It's wishcasting by the Deep State Elite who want centralized populations and think every city is 1963 Greenwich Village.

Baby Boomers disparaged the suburbs too (Another Pleasant Valley Sunday) until they found their neighbors a bit intolerable when separated only by a few inches of sheet rock.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2017 10:16 PM (AOrEZ)

61 48 That screamer - uh, is she mentally disabled, or is this really how Lefties protest. That is disturbing. She should be embarrassed. Everyone on her side should be embarrassed. And of course, her parents, who may have even encouraged that frightening protest theater.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 10:14 PM (NOIQH)

What's that thing Uncle Palpatine always says...something about bringing shame to her ancestors...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:17 PM (0mRoj)

62 bluebell, Thanks.

It was great to see the honed presentations. We still use sweat equity to put on a classy and finally fast-moving show.

It's come a long way, and it was humbling to see how great it was, with electronic clickers, 20 seconds to answer tough questions, and even video presentations (James T. Kirk on the Constitution for a cringe-worthy moment!). It was like seeing your kid as an adult for the first time.

We still had the curse of the keynote speaker. Ours was late. I still had my backup speech in memory from a couple of years ago. My wife looked at me like I was crazy for wanting to overcome my shyness and talk on the Constitution and "We the People" (this years theme) to a pretty full ballroom in the KSU Alumni Center. I was not needed in the end.

Now that I am an elected official and not part of the official group, maybe I can be a judge next year, or, dare I say it, Keynote Speaker.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 06, 2017 10:17 PM (u82oZ)

63 47 The world would a much different place today if Karen Carpenter had eaten that chicken sammich instead of Mama Cass...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 10:14 PM (kP16F)

*mind blown*

I never saw the irony right there.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 06, 2017 10:17 PM (EZebt)

64 --
Thanks for the Karen Carpenter vid.



That girl could sing.

Posted by: tbodie at March 06, 2017 10:12 PM
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And waft away, in a slight breeze.

Posted by: a pretty bad joke at March 06, 2017 10:17 PM (vqzjE)

65 White fences are racist.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 06, 2017 10:17 PM (hVdx9)

66 I may have some more random thoughts, but this is my quick first impression after a ten-minute skim.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:08 PM (0mRoj)

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I gave it a cursory read. Looks like some tweaks to Medicaid but nothing that will reduce total Medicaid enrollment. Aliens will have to provide documentation before they receive benefits. Three month retroactive coverage eliminated. Might give some small savings around the edges.

The individual mandate and a lot of taxes are to be repealed. There are some positive incentives for HSAs.

Not sure what to make of this federal state-by-state risk pool fund. Could become a money pit.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 06, 2017 10:18 PM (NpWrD)

67 And as always, please pray for strength and courage for Joyce.
Posted by: ibguy at March 06, 2017 10:08 PM (vUcdz)



Continued prayer for mercy and healing for precious Joyce, and for strength and grace for you and your family, Ibguy.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

68 59 Penny

Thank you!

The BH and I are headed down there in a few weeks to spend time with her and the fam. P

There's a subtext in this whole ordeal regarding my niece; trying to decide if I want to share that yet. Likely be a wall o' text, but also perhaps instructive.

Posted by: ibguy at March 06, 2017 10:19 PM (vUcdz)

69 Kid could have drawn freckles on the pooch.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 06, 2017 10:19 PM (IqV8l)

70 >>What's that thing Uncle Palpatine always says...something about bringing shame to her ancestors...


As well it should.
I cannot imagine what would have happened to me if I had behaved like that in public at that age.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 10:19 PM (NOIQH)

71 Now that I am an elected official and not part of the official group, maybe I can be a judge next year, or, dare I say it, Keynote Speaker.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 06, 2017 10:17 PM (u82oZ)
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Wow, sounds like an unqualified success! That's awesome.

Perhaps the Horde could help you with your speech next year.

On second thought, perhaps not.

Posted by: bluebell at March 06, 2017 10:20 PM (sBOL1)

72 Levin is on fire! Either the MSM was right or they paving themselves that they have and continue to be f*%kn liars. Maybe both.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at March 06, 2017 10:20 PM (9xIiZ)

73 Re the screamer, what's odd is that anyone would think such behavior would have a salutary effect on others' political beliefs, or change someone's mind about something.

I think it is an attempt at intimidation, using the tactics of a toddler. Get very upset and hope for succor.

Posted by: Mathers at March 06, 2017 10:20 PM (mDmux)

74 "Urban and suburban areas are becoming less distinguishable as modern populations value convenience and location over size."

Hey, you know what the big cities have a lot of that there's much less of in the 'burbs?

Colossal black holes on the municipal balance sheet from unfunded, insolvent pension plans.

Ask someone way out in the Dallas suburbs right now if they'd rather be living smack dab in metro Big D, with the police pension time bomb detonating there.

Much of what impelled people out into the suburbs starting in the 1950s was the dysfunction of the corrupt big cities. The big cities are just as corrupt and dysfunctional now as then; it's just that the problems are currently mostly being papered over with promised and borrowed money. A situation that will not long endure.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 10:20 PM (noWW6)

75 63,
Really? That's one old joke...
(If Karen and Cass shared one sandwich they'd both be alive)

I guess I'm old...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:21 PM (MINbv)

76 The Clowns in the Woods have guns. I repeat the Clowns in the Woods have guns. This is not a drill. Reports out of Pittsburg have motherfuckin clowns in the motherfuckin woods strapped chasin da kids.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/03/04/armed- men-dressed-as-clowns-scare-children-in- west-mifflin/

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at March 06, 2017 10:21 PM (2qHjF)

77 Not sure what to make of this federal state-by-state risk pool fund. Could become a money pit.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 06, 2017 10:18 PM (NpWrD)

That's always the risk. The basic problem with all this is it does nothing to correct the structural problems we have with the delivery and pricing (especially pricing) of health care goods and services. The even more basic problem is that we will probably never EVER see a correction of these structural problems as a great many of them were created by the government in the first place.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:21 PM (0mRoj)

78 67 Ladylibertarian

And thank you, too, ma'am

Posted by: ibguy at March 06, 2017 10:21 PM (vUcdz)

79 SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/838802929729536000

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/838803047681777668

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/838803181274542080

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/838803342306467840

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/838803472522817536

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2017 10:21 PM (AOrEZ)

80 More SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/838803589283917824

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/838803723883249664

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/838803846805794818

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/838803982055272448

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2017 10:22 PM (AOrEZ)

81 Little Man Captain In The Boat

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 06, 2017 10:22 PM (JO9+V)

82 /Off with Penny sock

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If you are my cousin :



How ya been?

Hows the boy? He should be in college by now?

Still single?

Gosh it has been a long time. You still workin'?



Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:16 PM (TEGr/)

I'm not your cousin, but
I'm better than I've been in a long, long time
Stepson graduated from college with a psych degree 5 years ago, working in a garage, wants office work now
Widowed, but abstractly yearning
Out of work, but still in the game

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 06, 2017 10:22 PM (tHwdc)

83 Posted by: ibguy at March 06, 2017 10:08 PM (vUcdz)
I'm still praying for Joyce.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 06, 2017 10:23 PM (u8Ywb)

84 You know you have a great country when womyn's idea of a problem is someone using the word "sportsmanship".

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 06, 2017 10:23 PM (+lVUW)

85
Levin on Hannity. He's so bright, but damn, that guy stresses me out. Always feels like he's minutes from a heart attack or stroke. Sorry.
Posted by: Lizzy


He's had heart surgery at least once.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 06, 2017 10:23 PM (IqV8l)

86 The left media is telling us that he suburbs thing is over. Just a thinly disguised attempt to get people to move to dense leftist shitholes, where they will eventually vote like good leftists.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

87 And yes, that's all too common a "protest" - at least what I've seen over the past few years...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:23 PM (MINbv)

88 Yay! Paul Joseph Watson.

/zombie video. Also, did the girl kill herself? If she did not, she should probably not breed. just sayin'

Posted by: shibumi at March 06, 2017 10:23 PM (J5mC3)

89 >>I think it is an attempt at intimidation, using the tactics of a toddler. Get very upset and hope for succor.


It's to drown out everyone else. Just like what Charles Murray described w/the protesters at his speech, though at least they had planned chants in advance.


ER...also kinda reminds me of the Islamic Rage Boys Hitchens wrote about (e.g. crowds raging after news of Koran flushed at Gitmo): it's all about showing you how deep their rage and feelz are, a sort of interpretive dance of rage.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 10:23 PM (NOIQH)

90 Re. getting rid of the penny... here I've found that the round up/round down is pretty even and my anecdotal memory of is that I've had a bit more rounding down than up. (Although that might be me remembering the pleasantness of being rounded down rather than the rage dissatisfaction of rounding up.)

Posted by: andycanuck at March 06, 2017 10:24 PM (nlbfN)

91 The Clowns in the Woods have guns. I repeat the Clowns in the Woods have guns. This is not a drill. Reports out of Pittsburg have motherfuckin clowns in the motherfuckin woods strapped chasin da kids.

-
The clowns in the woods don't scare, it's the clowns in D.C. who worry me.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 06, 2017 10:24 PM (Nwg0u)

92 "A house in the suburbs with white picket fence is no longer desired."

==================

Why does the fence have to be 'white'?!

Take your privilege elsewhere sir.

Posted by: JC at March 06, 2017 10:24 PM (3GSgE)

93 91 The Clowns in the Woods have guns. I repeat the Clowns in the Woods have guns. This is not a drill. Reports out of Pittsburg have motherfuckin clowns in the motherfuckin woods strapped chasin da kids.

-
The clowns in the woods don't scare, it's the clowns in D.C. who worry me.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 06, 2017 10:24 PM (Nwg0u)

One you can shoot in self defense. The other, not so much.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:24 PM (0mRoj)

94 Oh, and a note to ace z kd's links are clickable...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:24 PM (MINbv)

95 83 CG

Thank you!

I can't say enough good things about The Horde: y'all are so quick to offer prayers and support, it's quite humbling.

Posted by: ibguy at March 06, 2017 10:24 PM (vUcdz)

96 The GOPe doesn't want to be blamed when 20 million Obamacare policy holders lose their insurance and CNN is showing all the people literally dying in the streets.

Posted by: JAS at March 06, 2017 10:25 PM (4sHXv)

97 Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 10:25 PM (D2vc1)

98 Malls aren't dying off because suburbia is dying, they're dying off due to Walmart and Target, Amazon, and the many times well deserved reputation as hangouts for teenage thugs

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2017 10:25 PM (AOrEZ)

99 "When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth."

I felt like there was a script idea there. An overtly spiritual zombie movie. When a person gets killed, as happens in a horror movie, the final judgement on their character will be whether or not the corpse gets back up again.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 06, 2017 10:25 PM (VdICR)

100 Thank you very much for taking a look and offering your cursory thoughts. I understand that you would have to have a full copy of CommieCare to reference in order to come to good conclusions.
Posted by: Flyboy at March 06, 2017 10:15 PM (ouURM)

Glad to do it. I may dig deeper into the bill anyway, since I'm kind of a nerd that way.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:26 PM (0mRoj)

101 86
Just a thinly disguised attempt to get people to move to dense leftist shitholes, where they will eventually vote like good leftists.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 10:23 PM (TdMsT)


The only good leftist...

*types*
*deletes*

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2017 10:26 PM (sdi6R)

102 86 The left media is telling us that he suburbs thing is over. Just a thinly disguised attempt to get people to move to dense leftist shitholes, where they will eventually vote like good leftists.
-------

Large companies such as caterpillar are having problems attracting milenials to work in places such as Peoria. They just opened up offices in Chicago. Milwaukee area businesses are having same problems

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 06, 2017 10:26 PM (voOPb)

103 We've got to keep the penny. How else are we supposed to pay Neil deGrasse Tyson's thoughts?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 06, 2017 10:26 PM (Nwg0u)

104 71 bluebell LOL.

I can see me now: "My good friend Charlie Brown's Dildo says this about the 4th amendment, and Masturbating Pete has this good point on Article II, section 8."

Uh, maybe not.

Have a great night. Work starts early tomorrow.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 06, 2017 10:26 PM (u82oZ)

105 Can't do much on the Kindle. One of these nights I shall do a wall of text on why the structure of healthcare at the provider level is broken and will not be fixed by Congress. Like trying to stuff a kitten back in a sack.

Later. Endeavor to persevere, y'all.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 06, 2017 10:27 PM (NpWrD)

106 96 The GOPe doesn't want to be blamed when 20 million Obamacare policy holders lose their insurance and CNN is showing all the people literally dying in the streets.

Posted by: JAS at March 06, 2017 10:25 PM (4sHXv)

8 million, tops. The other 12 million got pulled in by the Medicaid expansion. They don't have ZeroCare policies.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:27 PM (0mRoj)

107 The same problem with obamacare also applies to university tuition.

Just as a thought experiment, let us assume the price of private car/truck ownership is prohibitive for most middle class citizens. So, applying the philosophy of Obamacare and college tuition to the problem of car ownership we have to calculate the proper number for the federal subsidy for car ownership taking into account, income, age, and need. After suitable consideration by both political parties, and a bi-partisan consensus, we could then begin a temporary subsidy for people in rural/suburban communities to help them with their expenses of car owner ship. (Have you seen the prices for a new pickup?)

Within a very short time those modern pickup trucks what cost near 50K will soon be priced at four times that much for a plain half ton, four cylinder. And even more people then will not be able to afford even a simple vehicle even with a generous federal subsidy.

Soon, everyone will have to move to the cities where you don't need a car and can take government subsidized public transportation.

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:27 PM (TEGr/)

108 BTW, the cities can stay the hell out of my suburb and off my lawn. Cities are hives of diseased locusts waiting to spread out and always looking for new areas to destroy. And yes, I am old and cranky. Why do you ask?

(Sorry for folks in NYC and other such places but I really hate cities.)

PS: I like the look of picket fences but don't have to paint chain link.

Posted by: JTB at March 06, 2017 10:27 PM (V+03K)

109 ibn Qutayba: 'When an invading force takes a country, the elites and privileged befriend the enemy before other ranks. their prized status and pomp often force them to associate with their powerful enemy and yield to their authority in order to preserve their own standing . hence after any calamity that befalls a country, the elite class loses its national traditions and customs before others and accepts the alien ways as a new measure of status and prestige.'

tr.in Two Centuries of Silence, on Iran under the Arabs

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 06, 2017 10:27 PM (wJa2e)

110 The British university still beats the American ones in that it uses the proper "humanity" as the p.c. substitute for "mankind" instead of the hideous, made-up "humankind" of the North American fuckwit class.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 06, 2017 10:28 PM (nlbfN)

111 Oh someone must stop the Tweeting! Stop Trump's horrible, horrible Tweeting!

wait a minute...


(at)AndrewCMcCarthy


































While you weren't looking, Dem-media election-hacking narrative just collapsed

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at March 06, 2017 10:28 PM (KgpWR)

112 just knock on the door with the moon!
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 06, 2017 10:15 PM (WTSFk)

*****

Heh! Nice!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 06, 2017 10:28 PM (NpWrD)

113 Tonight I sleep in the BARREL!!


adieu, my friends. adieu...

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at March 06, 2017 10:29 PM (KgpWR)

114 the decline of the suburbs has been apparent for several years. an early indicator was the decline of shopping malls which for the first time have been failing, some selling for pennies on the dollar.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 06, 2017 10:29 PM (WTSFk)

115 66 Not sure what to make of this federal state-by-state risk pool fund. Could become a money pit.

Posted by: Muldoon


And I could be over the age of 10.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 06, 2017 10:29 PM (xpfRn)

116 There is a clown in the woods. For some people the clown is easy to see. Others don't see it at all. Some people say the clown is tame. Others say it's vicious and dangerous. Since no one can really be sure who is right, isn't it smart to be as strong as the clown? If there is a clown....

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2017 10:29 PM (sdi6R)

117 61. 'Shame to her ancestors, and disgrace upon her family.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 10:29 PM (zD3Is)

118 While the elite can live in million dollar apartments and their offspring can live in hipster neighborhoods on the allowances mommy puts in the ATM, most people will discover why people fled the cities to begin with, especially after their 10th encounter with the dindoo nuffins and police who doandoo nuffin about them.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2017 10:30 PM (AOrEZ)

119 ER...also kinda reminds me of the Islamic Rage Boys Hitchens wrote about (e.g. crowds raging after news of Koran flushed at Gitmo): it's all about showing you how deep their rage and feelz are, a sort of interpretive dance of rage.
---

I read something a while back that the sign of a mentally healthy person was the ability to control his/her emotions.

Posted by: shibumi at March 06, 2017 10:30 PM (J5mC3)

120 117 61. 'Shame to her ancestors, and disgrace upon her family.'
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 10:29 PM (zD3Is)

There it is! And yeah, she did that in spades.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:30 PM (0mRoj)

121 112:

trhanks, again, muldoon.

a true gent.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 06, 2017 10:30 PM (WTSFk)

122 Great ONT, MisHum. I will admit that I refrained from viewing the victim of TDS. I've seen enough of it in the last 3 months to last the rest of my life...

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

123 I keep hoping some Islamic scholar will be forced to footnote "boulder terlit hobo" in his/her thesis

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 06, 2017 10:30 PM (wJa2e)

124 Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 10:23 PM (NOIQH)

Your last paragraph describes my thinking pretty well.

Posted by: Mathers at March 06, 2017 10:31 PM (mDmux)

125 CNN is showing all the people literally dying in the streets.

-
If Shakespeare were writing today, the line would be, "'The first thing we do, let's kill all the reporters.''

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 06, 2017 10:31 PM (Nwg0u)

126 Tonight I sleep in the BARREL!!


adieu, my friends. adieu...


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at March 06, 2017 10:29 PM (KgpWR)

No barrel for you, my friend!
Hey, please email me at the hooya thingy, willya? tp4evr
I have a few more bits of advice. 'k?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 06, 2017 10:31 PM (tHwdc)

127 the decline of the suburbs has been apparent for several years. an early indicator was the decline of shopping malls which for the first time have been failing, some selling for pennies on the dollar.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 06, 2017 10:29 PM (WTSFk)

=====

The suburbs are thriving. The amount of retail business coming from them is dying.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 06, 2017 10:31 PM (ouURM)

128 mortimer, whoa.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 06, 2017 10:31 PM (wJa2e)

129 Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:08 PM (0mRoj)

Insomniac, thanks for your initial assessment.

I, too, want the darn thing just repealed with a fresh start involving absolute minimum government meddling, but that would take a lot of guts. Guts are in short supply in DC.

Posted by: Emmie at March 06, 2017 10:32 PM (xVuS6)

130 'Member wjen the USAID & US State Dept were caught red-handed funding illegal campaign activity by a 'non-partisan' NGO in Russia back in 2012?

I 'member. And pepperidge farms remembers.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 10:32 PM (zD3Is)

131 "While you weren't looking, Dem-media election-hacking narrative just collapsed"

I like Andrew McCarthy. I just don't want to have to go to National Review's site to read his stuff. Someone else (The Federalist?) hire the guy away from NR, pleeeeeeeeeze.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 10:32 PM (noWW6)

132 Nah. That's a little barrel...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:33 PM (MINbv)

133 Posted by: andycanuck at March 06, 2017 10:28 PM (nlbfN)


This coming from a country which calls ham bacon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 06, 2017 10:33 PM (voOPb)

134 When an invading force takes a country, the elites and privileged befriend the enemy before other ranks. their prized status and pomp often force them to associate with their powerful enemy and yield to their authority in order to preserve their own standing .

-
Ah, the Petain alternative.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 06, 2017 10:34 PM (Nwg0u)

135 "Urban and suburban areas are becoming less distinguishable as modern populations value convenience and location over size."
***************

PROPAGANDA

Posted by: gNewt at March 06, 2017 10:35 PM (Rzloy)

136


http://deadmalls.com/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 06, 2017 10:35 PM (IqV8l)

137 RE red dress

Her : "Does this red dress make my butt look big?"

Me : "Yes dear it does, but it is a nicely shaped big butt that goes well with the rest of you. Don't worry about it. Everyone will love the dress."

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:35 PM (TEGr/)

138 127,
Actually, "suburban" retail is doing very well. "Malls" not as well...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:35 PM (MINbv)

139
PS: I like the look of picket fences but don't have to paint chain link.
Posted by: JTB at March 06, 2017 10:27 PM (V+03K)

I am looking forward to moving to a conservative small town. Best place in the world to live.





Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

140 Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

Thanks.
I don't fault you
Hope another video made up for it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 06, 2017 10:36 PM (voOPb)

141
Soon, everyone will have to move to the cities where you don't need a car and can take government subsidized public transportation.

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:27 PM (TEGr/)

===

That's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 06, 2017 10:36 PM (EZebt)

142 "The suburbs are thriving. The amount of retail business coming from them is dying."

The suburban side streets around here are a constant daytime obstacle course of delivery trucks dropping off merchandise from online businesses.

All the way down to fresh groceries to the door, a business model that didn't work in dot-com-boom 1.0 (anyone remember Webvan?) but which is back, and apparently going gangbusters.

I wonder whether certain dead suburban malls might find resurrected life as JIT distribution hubs.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 10:37 PM (noWW6)

143 Hello mother
Hello father
How's my darling little brother?

Posted by: Hello Cardiff at March 06, 2017 10:38 PM (Rzloy)

144 Actually, "suburban" retail is doing very well. "Malls" not as well...
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:35 PM (MINbv)

=======

I thought I covered that with my comment?

Posted by: Flyboy at March 06, 2017 10:38 PM (ouURM)

145 There is a clown in the woods. For some people the clown is easy to see. Others don't see it at all. Some people say the clown is tame. Others say it's vicious and dangerous. Since no one can really be sure who is right, isn't it smart to be as strong as the clown? If there is a clown....

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2017 10:29 PM (sdi6R)

Good way to week out the kids on the blog.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 10:38 PM (D2vc1)

146 Interesting note: Wikileaks is supposedly doing a release tomorrow.

Posted by: shibumi at March 06, 2017 10:38 PM (J5mC3)

147 135 "Urban and suburban areas are becoming less distinguishable as modern populations value convenience and location over size."
***************

PROPAGANDA
Posted by: gNewt at March 06, 2017 10:35 PM (Rzloy)



Yes. It. Is.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

148 "isn't it smart to be as strong as the clown? If there is a clown...."

Well played, sir. Well played.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 06, 2017 10:38 PM (noWW6)

149 Shopping Malls just need to be repurposed a bit. If you could change maybe a third of the retail space to condos, you might be able to shift some of the other spaces to non failing businesses. Record stores are gone, but with a couple of hundred condos, a daycare center and a gym become more viable. The food courts should see more traffic.

Particularly in cold weather areas, you could go out your door into a climate controlled area for a walk, or go to the movies or dinner or whatever.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at March 06, 2017 10:38 PM (a3sfz)

150 Just as a thought experiment, let us assume the
price of private car/truck ownership is prohibitive for most middle
class citizens. So, applying the philosophy of Obamacare and college
tuition to the problem of car ownership we have to calculate the proper
number for the federal subsidy for car ownership taking into account,
income, age, and need. After suitable consideration by both political
parties, and a bi-partisan consensus, we could then begin a temporary
subsidy for people in rural/suburban communities to help them with their
expenses of car owner ship. (Have you seen the prices for a new
pickup?)



Within a very short time those modern pickup trucks what cost near
50K will soon be priced at four times that much for a plain half ton,
four cylinder. And even more people then will not be able to afford even
a simple vehicle even with a generous federal subsidy.



Soon, everyone will have to move to the cities where you don't need a
car and can take government subsidized public transportation.


Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:27 PM (TEGr/)


You do realize this argument was first made by Robert Malthus, in On Population, in 1795?

Except it was about subsidizing food for the poor.
This is why I rage

Posted by: Kindltot at March 06, 2017 10:39 PM (WQX/u)

151 142,
That's already happening. Delivery systems are taking over existing structures...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:39 PM (MINbv)

152 I am, you're right. Old and cranky and still preferring my suburbs.

Posted by: bluebell at March 06, 2017 10:04 PM (sBOL1)

Millennials and younger want to live in the city because they don't own cars and cannot drive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 10:39 PM (WDdjT)

153 Meter maid
Greedy bitch


All the meter "maids" in my city are guys (reason being the place is a sanctuary city and the illegals are less likely to try to rob a dude)-- does that make the meter persons greedy bastards?

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 06, 2017 10:39 PM (3C9q2)

154 I have a few comments on the banned terms.

Our forefathers isn't necessarily an ancestor. As An American Thomas Jefferson is one of our forefathers. But he isn't MY ancestor. A forefather can be an ancestor, but an ancestor is typically related.

They didn't like forefathers, but decided forename was okay. Who even uses that?

If the person at the desk is literally a man, aren't they the man at the desk? I would also call it a woman at the desk if it was correct.

Mankind isn't a particularly gendered term.

What do these assholes call the polo survivors who died of it? A polo victim that died still makes sense. a polo victim that lived also makes sense. A polo survivor that died is just stupid.

Sportsmanship and fairness aren't the same thing. if they want something that IS the same thing, they should use fair play. Sportsmanship is something that a player provides while playing. Fairness, especially now, is something imposed from on high. A referee doesn't provide any sportsmanship to a match, he's their to look out for fairness.

I'm not calling a taxman a tax officer. Taxmen already have too much power, we shouldn't use language to make them feel even more powerful.


Posted by: DaveM at March 06, 2017 10:40 PM (FNtbC)

155 142. That would make logistics tricky for my heavy mechanized infantry and armored trains.....

I disapprove.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 10:40 PM (zD3Is)

156 I had an SG like the molester John Phillips is wearing in that clip. Two members of the Houstons gang broke into my house and took the SG and a 1961 blonde body, blonde neck Strat. Fuckers cold turkeyed in the Austin Co. jail but they had fenced the guitars and amps.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 06, 2017 10:40 PM (DkCL7)

157 "Urban and suburban areas are becoming less distinguishable as modern populations value convenience and location over size."

Funny that, since it's still pretty easy to guess which is the shithole and which isn't, with a few exceptions.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 10:41 PM (D2vc1)

158 You can have my suburb when you pry it from my cold dead hand.

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2017 10:42 PM (sdi6R)

159 The left is not the boss of me. I say whatever the hell I want to.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

160
You do realize this argument was first made by Robert Malthus, in On Population, in 1795?

Except it was about subsidizing food for the poor.
This is why I rage

Posted by: Kindltot at March 06, 2017 10:39 PM (


No, I didn't realize that.
But I have gotten used to the idea of always being a couple of centuries late to the argument.

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:42 PM (TEGr/)

161 The suburbs thing reminds me of the other line of carp - that millennials aren't buying cars.
Turns out they are (in fact beating out boomers in the Cali market last year).

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:44 PM (MINbv)

162 What do these assholes call the polo survivors who died of it? A polo victim that died still makes sense. a polo victim that lived also makes sense. A polo survivor that died is just stupid.

Beaten with a mallet or trampled by the pony?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:44 PM (0mRoj)

163 (anyone remember Webvan?)

Those shysters cost me a lot of money.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 06, 2017 10:44 PM (EZebt)

164 Just because: Hitchens on Rage Boys, which does apply to that screamy gal:

Over the last few years, there have been innumerable opportunities for
[Islamic Rage Boy] to demonstrate his piety and his pissed-offness. And the cameras
have been there for him every time. Is it a fatwah? Is it a
copy of the Quran allegedly down the gurgler at Guantanamo? Is it some
cartoon in Denmark? Time for Rage Boy to step in and for his visage to
impress the rest of the world with the depth and strength of Islamist
emotion.



Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 10:45 PM (NOIQH)

165 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 06, 2017 10:45 PM (IcT7t)

166 Thanks for the ONT Misanthropic Humanitarian.

Karen Carpenter was who I wanted to be when I was a kid. I remember watching a best friend dance with her dad to "close to you" once.

It seems to me Cass Elliot's daughter made a documentary about her mom, asserting that Cass's death was heart-related.

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 10:45 PM (8mO0Q)

167 Small towns are where it's at. Or a nice piece of land on the outskirts. The latter is the plan with me & my angel. And travel trailers for her relatives - so they should have their own place when they visit, and I can tow them out to the county road when I've had enough of their bullshit.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 10:46 PM (zD3Is)

168 Beaten with a mallet or trampled by the pony"
Stomped like a divot...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:47 PM (MINbv)

169 166 Thanks for the ONT Misanthropic Humanitarian.

Karen Carpenter was who I wanted to be when I was a kid. I remember watching a best friend dance with her dad to "close to you" once.

It seems to me Cass Elliot's daughter made a documentary about her mom, asserting that Cass's death was heart-related.
Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 10:45 PM (8mO0Q)

After a ham sandwich obstructs your airway long enough, your heart will indeed stop beating.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 06, 2017 10:47 PM (0mRoj)

170 Does anybody want to blackwash this fence?

Posted by: PC Tom Sawyer at March 06, 2017 10:47 PM (8iiMU)

171 168. Battered like a bishop.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 10:48 PM (zD3Is)

172 Notice how the same sort of people who scream about the cruelty of industrial poultry raising are the same ones who want to cram your family into a 250 square foot urban apartment because there you'll be easier to pluck?

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 06, 2017 10:48 PM (lsthc)

173 No, I didn't realize that.

But I have gotten used to the idea of always being a couple of centuries late to the argument.
Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:42 PM (TEGr/)


No one reads Malthus. They merely quote lefties who cherry picked specific phrases out of context back in the 60's trying to prove only socialism would save us.
The whole "tragedy of the commons" is about the breakdown of community contracts under stress, and it actually addresses concerns about the effects of enclosure.
And the corn laws and homesteading. And the false promises of the progressives to make everyone equal if they give up their freedoms and submit, and then wind up both poor and enslaved.

"To
prevent the recurrence of misery, is, alas! beyond the power of man. In
the vain endeavour to attain what in the nature of things is
impossible, we now sacrifice not only possible but certain benefits. We
tell the common people that if they will submit to a code of tyrannical
regulations, they shall never be in want. They do submit to these
regulations. They perform their part of the contract, but we do not,
nay cannot, perform ours, and thus the poor sacrifice the valuable
blessing of liberty and receive nothing that can be called an
equivalent in return."

Posted by: Kindltot at March 06, 2017 10:48 PM (WQX/u)

174 Large companies such as caterpillar are having problems attracting milenials to work in places such as Peoria. They just opened up offices in Chicago. Milwaukee area businesses are having same problems

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 06, 2017 10:26 PM (voOPb)

What they eventually do is drive up housing prices and cost of living to the same unaffordable level as San Francisco. The techie hipsters don't want to live in "boring" cul-de-sac neighborhoods in Mountain View or Mill Valley, they want hip San Francisco with the latest designer brews and "exotic" foods. The result is that the people who work for The City can't afford to live there and must commute from Modesto and Santa Rosa.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2017 10:50 PM (AOrEZ)

175 166
It seems to me Cass Elliot's daughter made a documentary about her mom, asserting that Cass's death was heart-related.
Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 10:45 PM (8mO0Q)


Yes, it was a heart attack. The thing about choking on a ham sandwich is an urban legend.

Apparently they found a half-eaten sandwich in her room. She probably ate part of it, then went to bed, where she died in her sleep.

I love the Mamas & Papas, and Cass seemed like she would have been fun to hang out with.

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2017 10:50 PM (sdi6R)

176 If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. Ray Kroc

Depends on what you're doing. Not accurate as a blanket statement, at least from my experience.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 10:50 PM (D2vc1)

177 Tuesdays are the curbs you hit dodging Mondays potholes...

Posted by: jackin It in San Diego at March 06, 2017 10:50 PM (U5Xeq)

178 30 "Suburbs are dying "

Says those who really, really want you to live in a controlled environment...
That they control.


...And who really, really want to make you dependent on their centralized services so you'll continue to vote for them.

Posted by: Average Guy at March 06, 2017 10:51 PM (LMcFk)

179 "To
prevent the recurrence of misery, is, alas! beyond the power of man."

We just weren't socialist enough !

/

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 10:51 PM (MINbv)

180 here's a link to the little biography about Cass.

https://tinyurl.com/hmt7qbv

biographysub. link.

obesity caused the heart trouble, but no sandwich in the trach.

SAD

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 10:52 PM (8mO0Q)

181 Large companies such as caterpillar are having problems attracting milenials to work in places such as Peoria.

Millenials are stupid. Instead of contributing to and building up a community they want to be handed a hip environment. Nitwits.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 06, 2017 10:52 PM (lsthc)

182 "To
prevent the recurrence of misery, is, alas! beyond the power of man."




The poor you will always have with you.

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:53 PM (TEGr/)

183 mamas and papas SWEET.......

Posted by: jackin It in San Diego at March 06, 2017 10:53 PM (U5Xeq)

184 huMANity -- giggle

Posted by: Marooned at March 06, 2017 10:53 PM (KdYVH)

185 The American suburbs as we know them are dying
Ashley Lutz

++++

The author of the piece is indeed a Lutz. Let's look at her major points.

The line is blurring between city and suburb
It's always been a blur. The suburbs form outside the city center as people look to get away from big city life, while still being close enough to commute to work in the city. Meanwhile, The city continues to grow outward as real estate is at a premium. It was always blurry.

McMansions are out
People tend to buy as much house as they can afford. Housing is cyclical. A 4 year trean in the prices of mansions is not a sign the suburbs are dying. When the economy goes back into an upward swing, mansion prices will follow.

Suburban malls are in crisis
Yes, the online economy continues to play havoc with bricks and mortar stores. Many of the store will indeed die out. This will happen in both urban and suburban areas. Therefore demonstrating zero difference between the two.

Companies are packing up and heading to the city
A few corporations, the number of which can literally be counted on one had, deciding to move their corporate headquarters to urban centers is trivial. It proves nothing and does not demonstrate that suburbs are dying.

The roads that connect suburbs to city are falling apart
As are the roads inside urban areas. It is a part of a strategy by big government to divert roads funds from road maintenance to mass transit projects. They continue to look for ways to force the American public out of their cars and onto mass transit. The strategy is failing.

Golf courses are shutting down
Yawn.

Casual dining is in crisis
The restaurant industry is a cyclical as the housing industry. When the economy picks back up, people will have more disposable income and they will start eating out more again.


Sorry lefty douchebags; the liberal fantasy of forcing everyone out of the suburbs into urban hellholes will remain a pipe dream for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 06, 2017 10:54 PM (R+30W)

186 Outside a small town is my goal. Somewhere where I can yell and nobody can hear me.

Ideally, somewhere that's at least 100 miles outside of every major city on I-35 from DFW to SA.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 10:54 PM (D2vc1)

187 177. I never could get the hang of Thursdays. - Arthur Dent

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 10:54 PM (zD3Is)

188 Large companies such as caterpillar are having problems attracting milenials to work in places such as Peoria.

You'd have trouble recruiting me to work in Illinois.

Posted by: Jean at March 06, 2017 10:55 PM (zZb/S)

189 145 There is a clown in the woods. For some people the clown is easy to see. Others don't see it at all. Some people say the clown is tame. Others say it's vicious and dangerous. Since no one can really be sure who is right, isn't it smart to be as strong as the clown? If there is a clown....

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2017 10:29 PM (sdi6R)

How do you kill a Circus?






Go for the juggler.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at March 06, 2017 10:55 PM (OsvtN)

190 Well, maybe make it at least 50 miles, depending on where.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 10:55 PM (D2vc1)

191
172 Notice how the same sort of people who scream about the cruelty of industrial poultry raising are the same ones who want to cram your family into a 250 square foot urban apartment because there you'll be easier to pluck?
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 06, 2017 10:48 PM (lsthc)


You nailed it.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

192 So I should say that Liberace was a 'same-sex?'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 06, 2017 10:55 PM (oVJmc)

193 The writers of those "Death of Suburbia" show their Acela Corridor provincialism in the belief that cities are a million people packed into 80 square miles.

Most cities west of the Mississippi are more like Houston and Phoenix, like what Gertrude Stein accurately described Los Angeles as "One Hundred Suburbs in Search of a City"

And old cities in the Midwest like Detroit, St Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh have lost half their peak populations and are still losing population.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2017 10:55 PM (AOrEZ)

194 Companies are packing up and heading to the city


I believe it is company headquarters that are moving to the big cities. The industrial work is not going to move because of the cost of land, and taxes.

Posted by: Name Less Lee at March 06, 2017 10:55 PM (TEGr/)

195 If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. Ray Kroc

Depends on what you're doing. Not accurate as a blanket statement, at least from my experience.
Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 10:50 PM (D2vc1)


I found that if you puke before going to work every day, you should get a new job because if you don't you won't live to spend that glorious salary

Posted by: Kindltot at March 06, 2017 10:56 PM (WQX/u)

196 He who controls the language, controls the masses! This is how we got "social security", "healthcare", and "marriage equality"...

Languages will evolve and change over time all on their own, but this ain't it!

I'd learnt at college that contrary to all the theories regarding language change, the greatest force for change in language historically has been foreign kings not quite fluent in the language of their new subjects...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 10:56 PM (kP16F)

197 187 177. I never could get the hang of Thursdays. - Arthur Dent
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 10:54 PM (zD3Is)



Just eat the peanuts and DONT PANIC.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

198 What they eventually do is drive up housing prices and cost of living to the same unaffordable level as San Francisco. The techie hipsters don't want to live in "boring" cul-de-sac neighborhoods in Mountain View or Mill Valley, they want hip San Francisco with the latest designer brews and "exotic" foods. The result is that the people who work for The City can't afford to live there and must commute from Modesto and Santa Rosa.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2017 10:50 PM (AOrEZ)

===

I worked in a Silicon Valley 1988-1992 and lived in SF. Those years there was zero traffic, no one I worked with lived in the city. They were happy to come up and party on weekends, but they thought it was a little odd for me to live so far from work.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 06, 2017 10:57 PM (EZebt)

199 Casual dining is in crisis

Doesn't seem like it around here. Nearly every happy hour and after is hopping, every day, far as I can tell from my driving around.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 10:57 PM (D2vc1)

200 178. Yep. East Bloc stack-a-prole apartment buildings with centrally controlled heat. In Romania, there were times when they shut off the heat in the cities in 'solidarity' with the peasants who had nothing but a fireplace or a woodstove.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 10:57 PM (zD3Is)

201 I love the Mamas & Papas, and Cass seemed like she would have been fun to hang out with.
Posted by: rickl

me too! and both she and Karen Carpenter had voices that were accessible, which I could imagine possessing and sing with. Alto voices.

Did you ever watch that film of the Monterey Jazz Festival where Janis performed "Ball and Chain" and Cass reacted to it in the audience? fun stuff.

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 10:57 PM (8mO0Q)

202 Michelle had a soft, lovely voice to match her soft lovely face also San Fran.
Utube vid of Dedicated to the One I Love has some nice close-ups of her.
Ouch.
Night all.

Posted by: teej at March 06, 2017 10:58 PM (Jd44p)

203 197. I love that. Six pints of bitter - muscle relaxant.... yeah, that would work.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 10:59 PM (zD3Is)

204 Banned words shemale, asswipe, retard, flesh eating bacteria, brain farts,quasi intellectuals,

Posted by: jackin It in San Diego at March 06, 2017 11:00 PM (U5Xeq)

205 Never get drunk and pass out around a kid with markers!

Posted by: Spuds Mackenzie at March 06, 2017 11:00 PM (pTY38)

206 Is there a politically correct term for cockholster?

Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 11:01 PM (HV1LS)

207 The Russians are here,
and everywhere


RUN !!!!!

Posted by: Original Jake at March 06, 2017 11:03 PM (VBsKP)

208 Instead of contributing to and building up a community they want to be handed a hip environment. Nitwits.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner

my 9 year old great-nephew said the other day that he would take his grandma and grampa's house "if they didn't want it"--they're in their early 50's working like devils to keep it all going, with 3 kids still home, the oldest out of the nest but always needing bailed out, the next one going to college next fall...but at least their house is out in the country, down a lane. magnifico.

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:03 PM (8mO0Q)

209 Never get drunk and pass out around a kid with markers!
Posted by: Spuds Mackenzie at March 06, 2017 11:00 PM (pTY3

um, you a girl dog?

go back and check the pic

Posted by: Original Jake at March 06, 2017 11:03 PM (VBsKP)

210
>>>Is there a politically correct term for cockholster?

Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 11:01 PM (HV1LS)<<<

Cockpurse?

Probably. Holster is likely too offensive because it reminds people of evil guns.

Posted by: Spuds Mackenzie at March 06, 2017 11:03 PM (pTY38)

211 Is there a politically correct term for cockholster?
Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 11:01 PM (HV1LS)

======

Congressman or Senator. Take your pick.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 06, 2017 11:03 PM (ouURM)

212 204. Proglodyte - my definition is first in Urban Dictionary, by the way - Snowflake, Princess, Sugar-tits, bloody-handed Bolshevik. ....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:04 PM (zD3Is)

213 Large companies such as caterpillar are having problems attracting milenials to work in places such as Peoria.

-
Maybe they could attract millenials if they created sodomy rooms.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 06, 2017 11:04 PM (Nwg0u)

214 186 Outside a small town is my goal. Somewhere where I can yell and nobody can hear me.

Ideally, somewhere that's at least 100 miles outside of every major city on I-35 from DFW to SA.
Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 10:54 PM (D2vc1)

Fort Stockton springs to mind...

**ducks and runs**

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at March 06, 2017 11:04 PM (Saqzi)

215 As useful as tits on a Spud!

Posted by: andycanuck at March 06, 2017 11:04 PM (nlbfN)

216 According 2014 JD Power sales data and census population data, cars per 1,000 people sold by cohort were:

GenY = 47.5 (Units sold = 3.7 million)
GenX = 67.1 (Units sold = 3.3 million)
Boomers = 67.2 (Units sold = 5.1 million)

Unless the sales figures changed significantly in 2015 and last year, that is a big difference. I suppose it depends on how one defines the groups and refers to "buy more cars"

Most reports I have perused from 2016 trumpeting GenY car buying exceeding that for Boomersin Cali and elsewhere do not make any analysis of per capita purchasing rates.

[Data from CityCommentary as self-corrected from original post]

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:05 PM (OmhcY)

217 206
Is there a politically correct term for cockholster? Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 11:01 PM (HV1LS)

Dija know "vagina" is the Latin for "sheath"?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 11:05 PM (kP16F)

218 199 Casual dining is in crisis

Doesn't seem like it around here. Nearly every happy hour and after is hopping, every day, far as I can tell from my driving around.
Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 10:57 PM (D2vc1)



Went out for dinner two Saturday's ago with my son's family and his in-laws. Almost none of the restaurants in his area had any reservation time available and there was at least a two to three hour wait at every restaurant in the area.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 06, 2017 11:06 PM (TdMsT)

219 212, cont'd. Wanker, normie, Belgian.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:06 PM (zD3Is)

220 Large companies such as caterpillar are having problems attracting milenials to work in places such as Peoria.
----------------------------------------------

Millenials are stupid. Instead of contributing to and building up a community they want to be handed a hip environment. Nitwits.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 06, 2017 10:52 PM (lsthc)
*************************

And libs still don't understand why corporate headquarters and operating facilities are moving south.

Posted by: gNewt at March 06, 2017 11:06 PM (Rzloy)

221 Hmm, interesting. Looks like big storms headed our way in N & Central IL soon.

Posted by: Farmer at March 06, 2017 11:06 PM (o/90i)

222 What do these assholes call the polo survivors who died of it? A polo victim that died still makes sense. a polo victim that lived also makes sense. A polo survivor that died is just stupid.

I think the real question is, "Who the hell gets polio anymore?"

Those who did get it, and survived, tended to be victims in every sense of the word since they didn't return to normal - far from it.

Sportsmanship and fairness aren't the same thing. if they want something that IS the same thing, they should use fair play. Sportsmanship is something that a player provides while playing. Fairness, especially now, is something imposed from on high. A referee doesn't provide any sportsmanship to a match, he's their to look out for fairness.

I disagree with your contention that "fairness" is imposed from on high, but the rest of your comment is exactly correct. Sportsmanship and fairness are two totally different concepts.

I'm not calling a taxman a tax officer. Taxmen already have too much power, we shouldn't use language to make them feel even more powerful.


Posted by: DaveM at March 06, 2017 10:40 PM (FNtbC)


I call taxmen "scumbags". I call those who impose the taxes even worse. And there aren't even words for Benedict Roberts.

Clearly this British university has lost its mastery of the English language. I would consider that stupid, error-ridden language policy to be grounds for revoking whatever academic accreditations they have.

And I still find it amusing that English speakers, having one of the only gender-free languages around, are still obsessed with any hint of gender in a word. To prefer the term "chair" to "chairman" is peak silliness. Yeah, I don't mind using "chair" as an informal shortcut but that's about it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 11:07 PM (zc3Db)

223 221: Here too Farmer. Soon.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 06, 2017 11:07 PM (KP5rU)

224 Automotive news data center, 2016.
Numbers seem to add up...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 11:08 PM (MINbv)

225 Dogs fed and closed up for the night. Too little sleep the last few days and a busy weekend. G'night, Horde. Up at 5:00 to start it all again.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 06, 2017 11:09 PM (lsthc)

226 I like rainy days. It's Tuesdays that get me down.

Posted by: eleven at March 06, 2017 11:09 PM (qUNWi)

227 Hmm, interesting. Looks like big storms headed our way in N & Central IL soon.
Posted by: Farmer at March 06, 2017 11:06 PM (o/90i)

Already went thru a nasty one tonight

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 06, 2017 11:09 PM (voOPb)

228 Did Monday suck? Today I spent most of my time learning why CORS is keeping my javascript from working correctly and it's going to be a pain in the ass to fix.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 06, 2017 11:10 PM (w+Jhj)

229 Here too Farmer and Chavez. tornado watch until 4 am.

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:10 PM (8mO0Q)

230 212, cont'd. Mooks, mugs, pugs, thugs, cut-throats..



And Methodists.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:10 PM (zD3Is)

231 Dogs walked as well.
Night y'all!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 06, 2017 11:10 PM (MINbv)

232 201
Did you ever watch that film of the Monterey Jazz Festival where Janis performed "Ball and Chain" and Cass reacted to it in the audience? fun stuff.
Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 10:57 PM (8mO0Q)


I think you mean the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, and I've been saying for years that it was musically superior to Woodstock in every way.

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2017 11:10 PM (sdi6R)

233 I loved the sound of the Momas and Papas and Karen Carpenter. I was part of a folk music group in HS and we played several M and P songs. Karen's voice was so lovely and expressive. It's a real shame she died so young. Imagine if she had done albums from the Great American Songbook of standards. (The Carpenters also had a hell of a good live show. Richard Carpenter's talents as a musician, arranger and general entertainer were underestimated.)

Posted by: JTB at March 06, 2017 11:11 PM (V+03K)

234 229: stay safe everybody.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 06, 2017 11:11 PM (KP5rU)

235 yes, Monterey Pop. you're right! love that film

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:12 PM (8mO0Q)

236 Birth of a warthog in the wild caught on film.

http://tinyurl.com/htc8oe7

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 06, 2017 11:12 PM (Nwg0u)

237 > Clapper forgets as well how the NSA and the Obama administration spied on world leaders, starting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

Uh, that is precisely the NSA's job.

Posted by: ArthurK at March 06, 2017 11:12 PM (2Sbr5)

238 Hmm, interesting. Looks like big storms headed our way in N & Central IL soon.
Posted by: Farmer at March 06, 2017 11:06 PM (o/90i)
Already went thru a nasty one tonight
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 06, 2017 11:09

I can hear it in the distance.

Posted by: Farmer at March 06, 2017 11:12 PM (o/90i)

239 Oh, and the water heater in one of my rentals is going south, so I'll probably be ponying up for a new one soon.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 06, 2017 11:13 PM (w+Jhj)

240 217 Once in Latin III while composing a story in round robin fashion, the bell rang. Mr. Frazier got a devilish smile on his face and finished the story for us:

"He thought to kill her, but instead sheathed his sword."

I forget how you say nudge nudge, wink wink in Latin.

Posted by: Fritz (not Fritz) at March 06, 2017 11:13 PM (IIOyJ)

241 212. Cont'd. But 'bead-fumbler' is right out - I'm gonna have to convert soon, and let's not make it any more difficult than it is already.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:13 PM (zD3Is)

242 could someone explain why we give a fook about N Korea?

If they get uppity we'll just drop 50 nukes above it and give them a big fuck you

Posted by: Original Jake at March 06, 2017 11:13 PM (VBsKP)

243 I call taxmen "scumbags".

They weren't loved in Roman Judaea, either.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 06, 2017 11:14 PM (6FqZa)

244 Oh, and the water heater in one of my rentals is going south, so I'll probably be ponying up for a new one soon.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 06, 2017 11:13 PM (w+Jhj)


Just put the old tank on the roof and tell them their hot water is now "solar".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 11:15 PM (zc3Db)

245 Posted by: Farmer at March 06, 2017 11:12 PM (o/90i)

I think there is a tree down at end of driveway.
But it's raining to beat the band

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 06, 2017 11:15 PM (voOPb)

246 Large companies such as caterpillar are having problems attracting milenials to work in places such as Peoria.
---------------------------------------------------------
There's probably cheap office space in Youngstown, OH.

Of course most industry groups routinely report that members cannot find sufficiently trained workers either. No one is qualified to work the machinery. Apparently they no longer have training departments.

And regional airlines can't find enough pilots to start at $20,000 per year. There's supposedly a shortage of over 10,000 pilots.

Ans so it goes...

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:15 PM (OmhcY)

247 I worked in a Silicon Valley 1988-1992 and lived in SF. Those years there was zero traffic, no one I worked with lived in the city. They were happy to come up and party on weekends, but they thought it was a little odd for me to live so far from work.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 06, 2017 10:57 PM (EZebt)

Well, now of course they have the "Google Buses" which are presented to the public as "saving the environment while attracting talent with the glamour of San Francisco"

They get to present a "socially conscious" face to the public while the real reason is that expansion of their Peninsula campuses would require vast expansion of unproductive parking spaces rather than office space.

They also get productive time out of OT exempt techies who have to log in and start working as soon as they plop their ass in the bus seat rather than sit in 90 to 120 minute traffic jams in their cars

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2017 11:17 PM (AOrEZ)

248 Dija know "vagina" is the Latin for "sheath"?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 11:05 PM (kP16F)


How new are you?

Do you think we have never spoken of EVERY. SINGLE. WORD. EVER. used to describe the hoohah?

Heck we even invented some of them.

Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 11:17 PM (HV1LS)

249 They weren't loved in Roman Judaea, either.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 06, 2017 11:14 PM (6FqZa)


Was that because they were rapacious and in the pay of Rome, or because they usurped the taxing functions of the religious hierarchy?

I always kind of wondered at that.

That and how you actually went about tax farming.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 06, 2017 11:17 PM (WQX/u)

250 236
Birth of a warthog in the wild caught on film.


http://tinyurl.com/htc8oe7Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 06, 2017 11:12 PM (Nwg0u)



Does that warthog still have climb up to its mother's brood pouch for weaning?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 11:17 PM (kP16F)

251 193:And old cities in the Midwest like Detroit, St Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh have lost half their peak populations and are still losing population.
Posted by: kbdabear



And the towns that surrounded those cities are dead. My hometown (north of Pittsburgh) might have a population of 20000. When I left the area in the late 80s, the population was 32,000 more or less.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 06, 2017 11:17 PM (uhqGQ)

252 246. By the many arms of Vishnu, we are ready! - Tens of millions of Indian dudes

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:18 PM (zD3Is)

253


I'm goin' up the country, babe, don't you wanna go?
I'm goin' up the country, babe, don't you wanna go?
Take you to some place I've never been before
I'm goin', I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine
I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine
We can jump in the water, stay drunk all the time
Gonna leave this city, got to get away
Gonna leave this city, got to get away
All this fussin' and fightin', man, you know I sure can't stay
Now, baby, pack your leavin' trunk, you know you got to leave today
Now just exactly where we goin' I can't say, but
We might even leave the U.S.A.
'Cause it's a brand-new game that I just want to play

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 06, 2017 11:18 PM (IqV8l)

254 Hmm, interesting. Looks like big storms headed our way in N & Central IL soon.
Posted by: Farmer at March 06, 2017 11:06 PM (o/90i)

The southern tall of this massive front is moving through my area in South Tulsa, close to Jenks, Oklahoma. Strong winds and heavy rain right now.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 06, 2017 11:18 PM (kXoT0)

255 New test

Posted by: Flyboy at March 06, 2017 11:19 PM (ZTjS9)

256 New pass

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:19 PM (OmhcY)

257 "Any time you're sharing...classified info, you're talking about espionage. This is the stuff that movies are made out of."
_Jay Sekulow

Posted by: gNewt at March 06, 2017 11:19 PM (Rzloy)

258 Fort Stockton springs to mind...

**ducks and runs**

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at March 06, 2017 11:04 PM (Saqzi)

Ok, I'll bite...what's wrong with Fort Stockton?

Besides being too far west.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 11:19 PM (D2vc1)

259 #254, sigh, tail not tall.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 06, 2017 11:19 PM (kXoT0)

260 249. Talk to me after I've pacified the lands in rebellion. Might have a job for you.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:20 PM (zD3Is)

261
Birth of a warthog in the wild caught on film.

A-10 assembly line?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 06, 2017 11:21 PM (IqV8l)

262 yes Sherry, the middle of that front just crossed the mississippi and will be over me in 30 minutes or so.

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:22 PM (8mO0Q)

263 248
Dija know "vagina" is the Latin for "sheath"?


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 11:05 PM (kP16F)


How new are you?


Do you think we have never spoken of EVERY. SINGLE. WORD. EVER. used to describe the hoohah?


Heck we even invented some of them.


Dija know the Romans actually pronounced it something like "wah-GHEE-nah"? ; )

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 11:22 PM (kP16F)

264 G'evening y'all! Thanks MH for a great ONT!



So I had a really cool thing happen right before my eyes tonight. Was reffing a girls HS game in central NC (ok Trump country)....before the game they announce players and they all come out to the middle of the field with the ref crew. Then the National Anthem is supposed to play. Except tonight the sound system wasn't working so no Anthem.



So the ladies suggested they just sing it a capella. I held everyone there and they just started singing. The crowd picked up too and we all sang it together. There were a couple times that the teams kinda slowed down and I had to remind them of the next line but altogether just a really great time. I do love my job!!! Most of the time..... :eyeroll:



And to be fair, this also happened a couple years ago in 99pct Obama country. Surprised the F*^K outta me.

Posted by: NC Ref at March 06, 2017 11:22 PM (SpeiC)

265 And regional airlines can't find enough pilots to start at $20,000 per year. There's supposedly a shortage of over 10,000 pilots.

Ans so it goes...

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:15 PM (OmhcY)

I wouldn't fly a plane for $20000 a year, even if I could fly one. $120000, maybe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 11:22 PM (WDdjT)

266 Just looked at the radar. Yikes! That moving front runs from Texas to Canada.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 06, 2017 11:22 PM (ZO497)

267 Heck we even invented some of them.
Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 11:17 PM (HV1LS)


Does "mish" come from "godemichet"?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 06, 2017 11:23 PM (WQX/u)

268 "Just put the old tank on the roof and tell them their hot water is now "solar".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair"

You jest, but it happens that there are pipes running up there where my dad many years ago tried to put in a solar "pre-heater" for the water. It didn't work as well as he'd hoped, I seem to remember.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 06, 2017 11:23 PM (w+Jhj)

269 "Just looked at the radar. Yikes! That moving front runs from Texas to Canada.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Due to pass through here tomorrow afternoon, but not to include thunderstorms.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 06, 2017 11:24 PM (w+Jhj)

270 And regional airlines can't find enough pilots to start at $20,000 per year. There's supposedly a shortage of over 10,000 pilots.

400 bucks a week to fly a plane? Geez people should be lining up for that.

/s

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 11:24 PM (D2vc1)

271 I think there is a tree down at end of driveway.
But it's raining to beat the band
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 06, 2017 11:15 PM (voOPb)

The top 20' of a 100+' aspen tree decided it didn't want to be up there and landed on our cabin last week. The rain from the "atmospheric river" decided it wanted to hang out in our cabin, so it made itself at home, ruining the brand new maple floor in the sleeping loft. Meanwhile, the little trickle of a creek decided it wanted to be a mighty river, and rose 7+ feet to take out our bridge and part of our fence.

Fun times, fun times.

Posted by: Average Guy at March 06, 2017 11:24 PM (LMcFk)

272 I wouldn't fly a plane for $20000 a year, even if I could fly one. $120000, maybe.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 11:22 PM (WDdjT)
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Average salary for US commercial pilot is about $75,000/yr. 10% make over $120,000/yr per quick web check.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:25 PM (OmhcY)

273 And regional airlines can't find enough pilots to start at $20,000 per
year. There's supposedly a shortage of over 10,000 pilots.




If airlines are only paying pilots $20,000 per year that's just one more reason for me to drive to where I'm going.

Posted by: NC Ref at March 06, 2017 11:25 PM (SpeiC)

274 267. Nope. Teh Ewok misinterpreted a contraction of 'missionary' and thus a meme was born.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:25 PM (zD3Is)

275 I've heard it said often that Trump is the dog that caught the car. I would say that's a better fit for congress. They campaigned on repealing Obamacare, never expecting Trump would win and they'd be a majority with no excuse not to repeal.

Posted by: gewa76 at March 06, 2017 11:25 PM (B6OKy)

276 "They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad ..."

-- T-Bone Walker

Posted by: ShainS at March 06, 2017 11:27 PM (mt8X9)

277 Bedtime. Have fun ya'll.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 06, 2017 11:27 PM (w+Jhj)

278 Due to pass through here tomorrow afternoon, but not to include thunderstorms.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
------------

I'm counting on our cohorts west of here to suck all of the energy out of it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 06, 2017 11:27 PM (ZO497)

279 Dija know the Romans actually pronounced it something like "wah-GHEE-nah"?

I like-a women with a shaved vazhin.

Posted by: Borat Sagdiyev at March 06, 2017 11:28 PM (B6OKy)

280 If airlines are only paying pilots $20,000 per year that's just one more reason for me to drive to where I'm going.


Posted by: NC Ref at March 06, 2017 11:25 PM (SpeiC)

IIRC the copilot of that plane that crashed on approach to Buffalo some years back wasn't even making that much.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 11:29 PM (D2vc1)

281 Is being able to "fly" everything in Microsoft Flight Simulator enough to qualify for the regional airline pilot job?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 11:29 PM (kP16F)

282 And regional airlines can't find enough pilots to start at $20,000 per year. There's supposedly a shortage of over 10,000 pilots.
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Another factor contributing to the extreme shift in income distribution in the country over the past 30 years. Liberals aren't wrong about everything. US capitalists are giving capitalism an ugly image.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:29 PM (OmhcY)

283 >>>> the little trickle of a creek decided it wanted to be a mighty river, and rose 7+ feet to take out our bridge and part of our fence.
Posted by: Average Guy

Sorry to hear of your trouble. your cabin sounds dreamy tho.

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:29 PM (8mO0Q)

284 Insty links a piece by Richard Fernandez (Belmont Club) which may be a bit twee (not sure that is proper usage but seems like a fit) that contains this bit:

Trump's response to the finger-lopping campaign was not to respond proportionately but to attack Obama himself.

Well, yeah. This goes along with my theory that the recent article front page of the NYT about the furor bunker was not admitting but bragging, and that this was a big mistake.

From one of Trump's (co-written) books - Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and in Life - it has little bullet points from the chapters. These are some bullet points from the chapter entitled "Revenge:"

o When somebody screws you, screw them back in spades.

o When someone attacks you publicly, always strike back.

o Go for the jugular so that people watching will not want to mess with you.

Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 11:30 PM (HV1LS)

285 Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 06, 2017 11:23 PM (w+Jhj)

In Israel they have mandates about a lot of the construction having to have solar water heaters (pretty much just tanks on the roof with the water running through some solar heated piping - they've been doing this for decades) but even with all the intense sun they get there everyone still pays for electric water heaters ... because the solar stuff just doesn't work well. Sure, in the summertime even the cold water in the ground pipes is pretty warm, but in the winter ... no go with the solar bullshit. And people just like to have hot water when they want it (even though they have to wait some time for the electric heaters to get a tank warmed up).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 11:30 PM (zc3Db)

286 Average salary for US commercial pilot is about $75,000/yr. 10% make over $120,000/yr per quick web check.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:25 PM (OmhcY)

Seems like pretty shabby compensation for a job with so much responsibility, and so much expensive training to even get considered for hire.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 11:30 PM (WDdjT)

287 Only John Elway can beat the band.

Am I allowed to say that?

Posted by: eleven at March 06, 2017 11:30 PM (qUNWi)

288 The southern tall of this massive front is moving through my area in South Tulsa, close to Jenks, Oklahoma. Strong winds and heavy rain right now.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning!

Be well Sherry. Just wind here, the rain hasn't hit yet. It looks like a big un.

Stay safe.

Posted by: Farmer at March 06, 2017 11:30 PM (o/90i)

289 Ft. Stockton: in the middle of west Texas. A long drive to anywhere.


Posted by: JAS at March 06, 2017 11:31 PM (4sHXv)

290 Sherry...take care m'dear.

Posted by: eleven at March 06, 2017 11:32 PM (qUNWi)

291 Oh, well. I'm gonna dance a while:

https://youtu.be/zxXfHxceMg4

Info on Kekistan, the history of our proud people, and our goals:https://youtu.be/AbtixMoSKsg

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:32 PM (zD3Is)

292 Thunder just started. there's a tall, tall tree, a maple, next to my little house that just rains down twigs and branches.

Here we go. it'll be fine, I'm sure.

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:33 PM (8mO0Q)

293 I hate Mondays.

Posted by: Brenda Spenser at March 06, 2017 11:33 PM (4sHXv)

294 Ft. Stockton: in the middle of west Texas. A long drive to anywhere.




Posted by: JAS at March 06, 2017 11:31 PM (4sHXv)

Yeah saw that. Too far out.

So far the ideal spot for me might be a place southwest of DFW, west of Waco/Killeen/San Marcos, west of 281.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 11:34 PM (D2vc1)

295 Be well Sherry. Just wind here, the rain hasn't hit yet. It looks like a big un.

Stay safe.
Posted by: Farmer at March 06, 2017 11:30 PM (o/90i)

Will do. Have an F5 rated storm shelter bolted to the floor in its own closet next to the master bedroom closet in the master bath. I also subscribe to a service that will call me to tell me to take shelter.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 06, 2017 11:34 PM (kXoT0)

296 The Borg are invading Earth...

http://bit.ly/2mZMj4V

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 06, 2017 11:34 PM (vBeA5)

297 Average salary for US commercial pilot is about $75,000/yr. 10% make over $120,000/yr per quick web check.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:25 PM (OmhcY)


Buddy of mine is a captain in the majors and makes the big money flying wide bodies.

But he started at a regional. They get paid hourly. And only for the time in the air - sitting at the gate, or on the tarmac, they aren't getting paid. First couple of years he was only making about $30k. That was some number of years ago, but not ALL that long ago. Starting pay at regionals is likely in the 40s.

Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 11:35 PM (HV1LS)

298 Well peeps about to leave work and hit the gym.

Later all.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 06, 2017 11:36 PM (D2vc1)

299 294. Not quite in your area, but take a look at Fentriss and environs. A 'ron could do worse.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:36 PM (zD3Is)

300 In Israel they have mandates about a lot of the construction having to have solar water heaters (pretty much just tanks on the roof with the water running through some solar heated piping - they've been doing this for decades) but even with all the intense sun they get there everyone still pays for electric water heaters ... because the solar stuff just doesn't work well. Sure, in the summertime even the cold water in the ground pipes is pretty warm, but in the winter ... no go with the solar bullshit. And people just like to have hot water when they want it (even though they have to wait some time for the electric heaters to get a tank warmed up).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 11:30 PM (zc3Db)

At my house here in Arizona, I put in a 40 gallon electric water heater. In the summer, the water comes out of the mains warm enough to shower in. In the winter it's cooler, but by no means icy. With a roof-top solar water heater, a couple of small point-of-use instant water heaters might make more sense than a large tank-type one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 11:36 PM (WDdjT)

301 a storm shelter bolted to the floor in its own closet next to the master bedroom closet in the master bath. I also subscribe to a service that will call me to tell me to take shelter.

Wow Sherry! that's impressive self care right there. so cool!

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:36 PM (8mO0Q)

302 El Paso is halfway between Houston and Los Angeles.

Ft Stockton is halfway between Houston and El Paso.

At least it feels that way.

Posted by: eleven at March 06, 2017 11:37 PM (qUNWi)

303 Wow Sherry! that's impressive self care right there. so cool!
Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:36 PM (8mO0Q)

Thanks, when building a house in Oklahoma, it only makes sense to put in a storm shelter for yourself and for resale. In Moore, Oklahoma, it's mandatory.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 06, 2017 11:39 PM (kXoT0)

304 The other consideration, is that rookie pilots on the feeder routes, work the worst hours in the business, and have sleep deficits second only to M.D.s in their Residencies.

Oh, and they often sleep in "crash pads", which are usually suburban houses equipped with four to six bunk beds per bedroom, that the aircrews use as a cheaper alternative to hotels.

Once they build up enough hours and seniority to get onto at least regional jets for a major carrier, life begins to improve, quickly.

But your average turboprop pusher is just barely making it in life, hoping to fight and claw his or her way into the cockpits of bigger iron.

Always, bigger iron.

The pilot of a B-747 or Airbus A-380 on International Routes, is easily a quarter mil a year earner.

But note, those are the absolute top tier, end of career, glory routes before those pilots are forced to age-out in retirement at 65, I believe.

Pity, the cabin crews also get the International Routes via seniority and hours.

And now you know why Granny Saggytits brought you your drink in row 54.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 06, 2017 11:39 PM (v5iqM)

305 First couple of years he was only making about $30k. That was some number of years ago, but not ALL that long ago. Starting pay at regionals is likely in the 40s.
Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 11:35 PM (HV1LS)
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$20- $40 per hour. No more than decades ago.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:39 PM (OmhcY)

306 299. Hell, Gonzales is a nice little town. Plenty down that way. Avoid Seguin. All these towns are yours, but attempt no landing there. The armpit of Texas, it is.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:40 PM (zD3Is)

307
Suburban life is just fine, our neighborhood is terrific.

At some point I've used (and continue to use) all the proscribed words in that list. People who have a problem with that may take a rolling fuck in a flying donut.

No room in my life for PC or fools.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 06, 2017 11:41 PM (X35Yt)

308 Sorry to hear of your trouble. your cabin sounds dreamy tho.
Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:29 PM (8mO0Q)


It is

I must say, so far State Farm has lived up to their slogan.

Posted by: Average Guy at March 06, 2017 11:41 PM (LMcFk)

309 Here we go. it'll be fine, I'm sure.
Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:33

Be well, IIRC you are south of me in IL? Just wind here so far, but it's picking up.

Posted by: Farmer at March 06, 2017 11:41 PM (o/90i)

310 $20- $40 per hour. No more than decades ago.
Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:39 PM (OmhcY)
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And 20,000 to 40,000 per year at the regionals. Not 40-80K as per std. equivalence.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:41 PM (OmhcY)

311 Why malls are dying, and the answer is easy. Those stores that are "mall" stores are dying. Sears, Macy's, Penny's and others are closing stores at a faster and faster rate. Then, the stores that make up the interiors of the malls are dying, American Apparel, Gap, American Eagle, Aeropostale and others are either shutting down or closing stores.

When those closing happens, it means empty space in the malls and triggering of lease clauses that lower the other retailers' rents, and in some cases giving those retailers an "out" of their lease.

Add to the problem that when those malls go to fill those vacancies, the new national retailers usually have criteria that includes one of their competitors being in that mall. It's not public criteria, but an in-house criteria that is used because it's a pretty easy decision to go where your direct competition is since you are going for the same shopper. With that competing retailer shuttering its doors at that location, it makes it an easy "no" on that site for the new retailer.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 06, 2017 11:41 PM (1JnAL)

312 Five power poles snapped off 2 miles due south of me. I still have power.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 06, 2017 11:42 PM (kXoT0)

313 306. As I think of it, avoid Nixon well. Give those shale-towns a pass altogether.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:43 PM (zD3Is)

314 Malls suck. So there's also that.

Posted by: eleven at March 06, 2017 11:44 PM (qUNWi)

315 Five power poles snapped off 2 miles due south of me. I still have power.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 06, 2017 11:42 PM (kXoT0)

May this storm pass you by, and leave you and yours without losses.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 11:44 PM (WDdjT)

316 In Az and parts south it seems a standard water heater installed in the attic would cut the energy bill in the summer with minimum increase in the winter.

Posted by: gNewt at March 06, 2017 11:44 PM (Rzloy)

317 I AM A HOUSEWIFE! And I object to being renamed as a mere consumer!

Posted by: Alana at March 06, 2017 11:44 PM (yTY87)

318 May this storm pass you by, and leave you and yours without losses.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 11:44 PM (WDdjT)

Thanks.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 06, 2017 11:45 PM (kXoT0)

319 312. Hang in there. We had a nasty line of tornados thru here last week..... shook the whole building something fierce, and I nearly considered evacuation with self and Marlowe teh Housecat.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 06, 2017 11:46 PM (zD3Is)

320 With a roof-top solar water heater, a couple of small point-of-use instant water heaters might make more sense than a large tank-type one.

AZ, not really-ish. The water is so hard most on demand heaters clog after a few years...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at March 06, 2017 11:46 PM (AoK0a)

321 296 The Borg are invading Earth...

http://bit.ly/2mZMj4V
Posted by: The Political Hat

What the? a black cube coming out of a black hole over El Paso?

I lived in Abq for 5 years, and drove down to Los Cruces and up to Santa Fe and then Farmington monthly for my job. went through White Sands only once. I'm glad I saw it; It was otherworldly.

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:46 PM (8mO0Q)

322 I AM A HOUSEWIFE! And I object to being renamed as a mere consumer!

Posted by: Alana at March 06, 2017 11:44 PM (yTY87)


This snotty British university thinks it's nicer to imply that you don't do any actual work, but just buy shit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 06, 2017 11:47 PM (zc3Db)

323 Country Boy. Give Kerrville a try.

VERY conservative place. Highest per-capita of .mil retirees in all of Texas.

Beautiful Texas Hill Country. Great deer hunting.

Insanely good twisty roads all over the Hill Country. Roadsters or Motorcycles....bliss.

Big enough to have city amenities. Far enough from San Antonio to not be sucked in. Ditto, Austin.

Check it out, amigo.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 06, 2017 11:47 PM (v5iqM)

324 "HuMANity" and "HuMAN" Resources both contain the toxic word. And you can't fool us with "ForeNAMe" either by spelling the poison backwards. That's just evil.

Posted by: geoffb5 at March 06, 2017 11:48 PM (d3wbb)

325 From GAB, if Comey is not asked to leave, NYPD sources plan to release info from Little Antknee's laptop.

https://twitter.com/Thomas1774Paine/status/838897100784033793

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 06, 2017 11:48 PM (kXoT0)

326 In Az and parts south it seems a standard water heater installed in the attic would cut the energy bill in the summer with minimum increase in the winter.

Posted by: gNewt at March 06, 2017 11:44 PM (Rzloy)

Modern water heaters are so well insulated that the heat lost to the room (which would have to be handled by air conditioning), is almost imperceptible. Touch the housing, and it is cool. Water heaters eventually fail, and then leak. I wouldn't want that in an attic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 11:48 PM (WDdjT)

327 48 That screamer - uh, is she mentally disabled, or is this really how Lefties protest. That is disturbing. She should be embarrassed. Everyone on her side should be embarrassed. And of course, her parents, who may have even encouraged that frightening protest theater.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 10:14 PM (NOIQH)

I hope her first interview post college starts with that looping in the background. The interviewer pays no attention to it, until the very end. Then turns it to her just in time for a two fingered salute and accompanying lyrics.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 06, 2017 11:50 PM (brIR5)

328 ...Water heaters eventually fail, and then leak. I wouldn't want that in an attic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 11:48 PM (WDdjT)
***********************

Drain pan similar to those under A/C evaporators.

Posted by: gNewt at March 06, 2017 11:51 PM (Rzloy)

329 whoa! the little city where i live just set off the tornado sirens so i'm down in my basement, which i had to go out the front door and down a little hill to the back of the house then in through a door in the back. through the rain and wind. but power's still on. and here comes the hail

Posted by: booknlass at March 06, 2017 11:52 PM (8mO0Q)

330 AZ, not really-ish. The water is so hard most on demand heaters clog after a few years...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at March 06, 2017 11:46 PM (AoK0a)

Water here in AJ is nowhere near as hard as my well water at home in Alberta.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 11:53 PM (WDdjT)

331 In Az and parts south it seems a standard water heater installed in the attic would cut the energy bill in the summer with minimum increase in the winter.
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In Mexico they are often on the roof. Not sure about the new subdivision (yankee-style) homes.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:53 PM (OmhcY)

332 Modern water heaters are so well insulated that the heat lost to the room (which would have to be handled by air conditioning), is almost imperceptible. Touch the housing, and it is cool. Water heaters eventually fail, and then leak. I wouldn't want that in an attic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 11:48 PM (WDdjT)



My water heater is in the attic.

But, it sits in a molded plastic catch-pan, with a 1 in. I.D. drain pipe that leads directly to one of the plumbing vents leading to the roof.

Heater leaks, the water just goes down the sanitary lines.

Oh, and my attic is part of the house's HVAC envelope. 8 inches of sprayed foam insulation under the roof deck, and the walls full to the sheetrock, with the same.

Used to be likewise under the house, but tearing out the subfloor after Hurricane Ike, too the insulation with it.

So for now, R-30 fiberglass down there. Till I can afford to bring in the sprayer for an 8 in. layer of closed cell, under the house.

Energy bills here are....low.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 06, 2017 11:54 PM (v5iqM)

333 Drain pan similar to those under A/C evaporators.

Posted by: gNewt at March 06, 2017 11:51 PM (Rzloy)

I have a drain pan under mine. Put the heater up on a short platform so I could get a nice grade on the line running from the drain pan to outdoors.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 06, 2017 11:55 PM (WDdjT)

334 Oh, and they often sleep in "crash pads", which are usually suburban
houses equipped with four to six bunk beds per bedroom, that the
aircrews use as a cheaper alternative to hotels.





HA! Just a couple weeks ago I found their website advertising those. I'd like to rent a BR or two for peeps that are only there one or two weeks out of the month! I also used to rent a room to a long-haul truck driver that made cross country runs...only home one week per month. But he paid the whole month's rent. That's my kinda tenant lol......

Posted by: NC Ref at March 06, 2017 11:56 PM (SpeiC)

335 Drain pan similar to those under A/C evaporators.
Posted by: gNewt
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This discussion could go on and on. An advantage of the heater being within the living space, or basement, is that radiated (lost) heat from the tank will be captured within the house.

I would think the best arrangement would be an attic exchanger, which could be switched in and out of the supply to the heater. The exchanger need be nothing more than lengths of copper pipe. Probably have to be drained down during the winter. Just depends.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 06, 2017 11:56 PM (ZO497)

336 I'm back.

Sometimes I manage to eat halfway well. Dinner tonight: Medium-well grilled filet seasoned with soy sauce and vulcan fire salt, with my homemade Peruvian-inspired guajillo steak sauce. And on the side, spicy ramen with chimichurri. Yum.

http://tinyurl.com/zhx9pfr

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 06, 2017 11:57 PM (u8kLQ)

337 Sub-urbia is just what it sounds like. Similar to Obamacare-lite, or socialism-lite, just less of a bad thing. Not living in a city of any size is where the freedom is.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at March 06, 2017 11:57 PM (1L9V9)

338 Maybe someone has said this already, but Karen Carpenter died because she couldn't make friends with a sandwich, not because she choked on one (Mama C). Karen's heart gave out due to the stress of the extreme anorexia she put her body through and the overuse of drugs such as ipecac which in large constant doses does a real number on your heart muscle.

As someone trained in both contemporary and classical music, I was often asked whose voice I could have if I could choose anybody, living or dead. Sometimes I'd give my answer before they finished the question. Karen Carpenter. Period. No question. There was a richness and emotion in her voice that is unmatched still. I so wish we could have been blessed with seeing her talent grow old.

Posted by: dwagyak at March 06, 2017 11:58 PM (6U3zR)

339 Oh, and my attic is part of the house's HVAC envelope. 8 inches of sprayed foam insulation under the roof deck, and the walls full to the sheetrock, with the same.
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Is that sprayed directly onto the underside of roof decking?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 06, 2017 11:58 PM (ZO497)

340 So I should say that Liberace was a 'same-sex?'


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 06, 2017 10:55 PM (oVJmc)

At least he was the same sex he was born as.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 06, 2017 11:59 PM (tHwdc)

341 Re suburbia:

I grew up, and still live, in one of the nation's earliest "planned city" suburbs, and I still like it a lot.

Yet at the same time, I wouldn't mind trying... exurbia. As I've mentioned, I wouldn't mind going to Lake Havasu City or northern Nevada.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 06, 2017 11:59 PM (u8kLQ)

342 Karen's heart gave out due to the stress of the extreme anorexia she put her body through and the overuse of drugs such as ipecac which in large constant doses does a real number on your heart muscle.

As someone trained in both contemporary and classical music, I was often asked whose voice I could have if I could choose anybody, living or dead. Sometimes I'd give my answer before they finished the question. Karen Carpenter. Period. No question. There was a richness and emotion in her voice that is unmatched still. I so wish we could have been blessed with seeing her talent grow old.
Posted by: dwagyak at March 06, 2017 11:58 PM (6U3zR)

Yes, she died because one reporter called her "pudgy" and another referenced her age and "puppy fat" and it stuck in her mind and took over.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 07, 2017 12:00 AM (kXoT0)

343 . Not living in a city of any size is where the freedom is.
Posted by: Lurking Moron
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Probably something less than 20,000 population.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2017 12:00 AM (ZO497)

344 our water heater is outside on the back steps...

let it leak.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 07, 2017 12:00 AM (VrRgm)

345 343: Hammer 2100 people here. Is good. Not far from anything I need.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2017 12:02 AM (KP5rU)

346 I would think the best arrangement would be an attic exchanger, which could be switched in and out of the supply to the heater. The exchanger need be nothing more than lengths of copper pipe. Probably have to be drained down during the winter. Just depends.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 06, 2017 11:56 PM (ZO497)

Well, I am optimizing this AZ house for Winter occupancy, and also for low capital cost for appliances and fixtures. It will mostly sit empty over summers. All electric, no gas. Electric baseboard heaters for room heat, no furnace or heat pump. Window-shaker A/C for occupied rooms as required. Electric range. No dishwasher, although I will rough in for one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2017 12:03 AM (WDdjT)

347 Sherry, yup.

It also didn't help that Richard was (at least supposedly) a world-class control freak.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:03 AM (u8kLQ)

348 Well I know one thing, I use every banned word in that list. The left can eat me.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 07, 2017 12:03 AM (aMlLZ)

349 I've always found it interesting that Richard Carpenter has almost never worked with any major artists outside of his sister Karen. You would think with the Carpenters' track record, Richard could have gone on to produce a lot of other albums, but he didn't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:04 AM (u8kLQ)

350 Is that sprayed directly onto the underside of roof decking?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 06, 2017 11:58 PM (ZO497)


Yep. And with properly engineered HVAC duct and return so as to keep that space dehumidified, as well.

It does not stay as cool as the rest of the house.

But when it's 100 degrees in a Texas Gulf Coast summer, my attic is only in the low 80s.

And that's with the AC set for 75 in the house.

I kind of like this setup.

My attic gives me about 200 sq. ft. of decked storage, too.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2017 12:04 AM (v5iqM)

351 And regional airlines can't find enough pilots to start at $20,000 per year. There's supposedly a shortage of over 10,000 pilots.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 06, 2017 11:15 PM (OmhcY)

20K for the skills and certifications required with the responsibilities?

Commuter train operators average around 64K nationally while only requiring a high school diploma, some training, and keeping the union dues current in case the shit hits the fan after the stoned operator didn't see the obstruction on the tracks because he was texting or playing Roofbot on his phone

Posted by: kbdabear at March 07, 2017 12:07 AM (AOrEZ)

352 348; Me too, Berserker. I'm not changing for any snowflake. They can kiss my hillbilly ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2017 12:07 AM (KP5rU)

353 Wikipedia also says that in 1984, Richard Carpenter married Mary Rudolph... his cousin.

Ah geez. That whole family had issues, apparently.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:08 AM (u8kLQ)

354 Is there a politically correct term for cockholster?

Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 11:01 PM (HV1LS)

Normally, one does not fire the weapon when holstered...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 12:08 AM (tHwdc)

355 20K for the skills and certifications required with the responsibilities?
Posted by: kbdabear at March 07, 2017 12:07 AM (AOrEZ)
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After 10 years though they can make well over $40,000. Even more as a captain with that experience. And sometimes they can get per diem too!

Posted by: RioBravo at March 07, 2017 12:10 AM (OmhcY)

356 Is there a politically correct term for cockholster?
Posted by: blaster at March 06, 2017 11:01 PM (HV1LS)


- Dicksling?
- Bullet condom?
- Phallophilic respository?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:10 AM (u8kLQ)

357 Well, I am optimizing this AZ house for Winter occupancy, and also for low capital cost for appliances and fixtures. It will mostly sit empty over summers. All electric, no gas. Electric baseboard heaters for room heat, no furnace or heat pump. Window-shaker A/C for occupied rooms as required. Electric range. No dishwasher, although I will rough in for one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2017 12:03 AM (WDdjT)
***************************

What about those Mitsubishi wall mount HVACs?

I have full HVAC but supplement overnight with a wallshaker (I like that). No use cooling the whole unused house and it cuts the bill.

Posted by: gNewt at March 07, 2017 12:11 AM (Rzloy)

358 186 Outside a small town is my goal. Somewhere where I can yell and nobody can hear me.

Ideally, somewhere that's at least 100 miles outside of every major city on I-35 from DFW to SA.
Posted by: Country Boy


We live in a tiny enclave of township land surrounded by the city. Not as bad as it sounds. City cut a deal with township a couple of decades ago to get the golf course (and its PGA tax revenue) annexed. No zoning changes. Got 1.5 acres, tall dense trees and the back boarders Metro Park (the wooded part). We're set back 120' from the road. Not the sticks, but not half bad.

Park visitors do call 911 on me when I test fire new loads behind the garage (especially the 338 Win Mag). Often enough that the City PD, Park Rangers, and County Sheriff have sorted out responsibilities. Heh.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at March 07, 2017 12:12 AM (di1hb)

359 In some nations, (France and Iceland come to mind first) coining new words is restricted and regulated by the government... In the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, well established words of foreign origin were officially replaced by constructions in the native language!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 07, 2017 12:12 AM (kP16F)

360 Normally, one does not fire the weapon when holstered...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 12:08 AM (tHwdc)



Ah, y'might wanna scroll way upthread for the discussion of sheathing one's sword, at least as proffered in various Latin classes attended by some of Ye Horde.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2017 12:13 AM (v5iqM)

361 Zettai, LOL.

Meanwhile, I recently learned that the Spanish word for "internet" in Mexico is... internet. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:14 AM (u8kLQ)

362 After 10 years though they can make well over $40,000. Even more as a captain with that experience. And sometimes they can get per diem too!

Posted by: RioBravo at March 07, 2017 12:10 AM (OmhcY)

That's still egregiously underpaid. I have to believe the airlines know that if their pet Congressmen are taken care of, they'll get a steady supply of pilots from third world airlines where 20K is a fortune and the American regional usually still has the same number of parts on the plane when he landed as when he took off.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 07, 2017 12:16 AM (AOrEZ)

363 Well, wish me luck, people.

Tomorrow I actually have, for the first time in a *long* time, a job interview. It's not with a nearby college either (though it is nearby).

Let's hope they think my legs are sexy enough to be a drag waitress... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:17 AM (u8kLQ)

364 What about those Mitsubishi wall mount HVACs?

I have full HVAC but supplement overnight with a wallshaker (I like that). No use cooling the whole unused house and it cuts the bill.

Posted by: gNewt at March 07, 2017 12:11 AM (Rzloy)

I think I have seen those, or similar, in motel rooms. Noisy, as indeed the window-shaker air conditioners are. The baseboard electric heaters are silent; work by convection. I managed to snag a brand new one, still in the box, for $20 at a yard sale. 5500 watt, 240 volt.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2017 12:17 AM (WDdjT)

365 Mondays are the potholes in the road of life.

Tom Wilson


"The road to hell is paved with...

Yikes. Me."

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at March 07, 2017 12:18 AM (uSlc8)

366 Me too, Berserker. I'm not changing for any snowflake. They can kiss my hillbilly ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2017 12:07 AM (KP5rU)


Yeah I looked at every word, and was thinking yeah and the problem is? Its why I have zero leftists in my life. Nobody corrects my life. They can kiss my ass if they think I'm going to conform to their bullshit.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 07, 2017 12:19 AM (aMlLZ)

367 Reading at Hot Air that at The Walking Dead, by this time, even their shark has jumped the shark.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:20 AM (u8kLQ)

368 Miserable Monday. I don't want to live in the suburbs, I want to live far away from freaking noisy people. And freaking noisy morning people.

I did once dream that if I won one of those huge lotteries I might buy one of those disused malls and close off part of it and bribe the local bureaucrats to make it residential, rent the rest out and live at the quiet end. I like high ceilings.

Ain't eatin' nothing, sick from distraction and lack of sleep. Did I mention how much I hate having neighbors? Can't afford to move and have to stay close to the hospital anyway.

Re: Doing what you love - if you're lucky, you love what makes you money. If not, it's bad advice.

And good luck with the weather, booknlass.

Imma *try* to get some sleep now, damit.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 07, 2017 12:20 AM (wB8Tg)

369 ""I did once dream that if I won one of those huge lotteries I might buy one of those disused malls and close off part of it and bribe the local bureaucrats to make it residential, rent the rest out and live at the quiet end. I like high ceilings.""



I wouldn't rent out jack shit. It would have a moat, really high walls, and frigging force field That sucker would be planet berserker.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 07, 2017 12:23 AM (aMlLZ)

370 That's still egregiously underpaid. I have to believe the airlines know that if their pet Congressmen are taken care of, they'll get a steady supply of pilots from third world airlines where 20K is a fortune and the American regional usually still has the same number of parts on the plane when he landed as when he took off.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 07, 2017 12:16 AM (AOrEZ)



This is most emphatically, Not True.

Between the Pilot's Unions, APAOA, FAA and the airlines' lawyers... this does not happen.

Flight Universities, such as Embrey-Riddle, are pumping out as many pilots as they can.

But the low entry pay, and horrid conditions for recently minted IFR, Commercial, Multi-Engine and ATP Pilots, (all of which are required ratings), results in a horrid attrition of pilots who would otherwise ascend through the ranks.

It really is a choke point in the pilot's career funnel.

The USAAF and USN, used NCO pilots to good effect in WWII.

Regionals could pay a good, non-college pilot $40k, with no higher career path, and get a raft of tremendous pilots to secure those routes.

The current system is failing, and killing them.

And sometimes, us.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2017 12:23 AM (v5iqM)

371 i'm back in the house, safe and sound. rain and thunder still, but I called the public safety building and although she had an attitude, the woman at the other end told me the tornado watch was over.

so all is well. sleep tight, Merovign. tomorrow is a day.

Posted by: booknlass at March 07, 2017 12:23 AM (8mO0Q)

372 I once had a pure white cat named Georgie. For several years, when the kids were still into it, we dyed Easter eggs. And every year, the minute we were done dying eggs,.Georgie was dyed every color in the package. Have you ever seen a tie dyed cat? Georgie would stomp around in a huff for the next few days. (But it was sure fun ) ( and no cat was ever injured in this annual rite -- except for her pride.)

Posted by: Deplorable lady with a deplorable basket of deplorable cats at March 07, 2017 12:24 AM (Exqwe)

373
Wikipedia also says that in 1984, Richard Carpenter married Mary Rudolph... his cousin.

Run run Rudolph!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 07, 2017 12:25 AM (IqV8l)

374 Merovign...



Consider east of the fault line! Escape CA! I live 15 min from RDU airport but can be out in the country in just 5 minutes. Plus there's good jobs nearby!

Posted by: NC Ref at March 07, 2017 12:26 AM (SpeiC)

375 Bertram, LOL.

"Who's that kid with the three eyes and four ears??"

"Oh, that's Richard and Mary's daughter..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:27 AM (u8kLQ)

376 I wouldn't rent out jack shit. It would have a moat, really high walls, and frigging force field That sucker would be planet berserker.
Posted by: Berserker
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And just think, your own escalators. How cool would that be?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2017 12:27 AM (ZO497)

377 The former food court would make a hell of a feasting hall...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 07, 2017 12:29 AM (kP16F)

378 Sherry, that linked speculation about Weiner's laptop and Comey had one thing that caught my eye - Sheriff Clark to replace Comey @ the FBI.


Yes. I approve that one.


Comey is clearly unfit for his position, that's easy. And Clark's character and personality are probably suitable for the main task at hand throughout the Beltway: restoring integrity.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2017 12:29 AM (QDnY+)

379 Consider east of the fault line! Escape CA! I live 15 min from RDU airport but can be out in the country in just 5 minutes. Plus there's good jobs nearby!
Posted by: NC Ref
...........

Nothing like an old tobacco barn to perk up your day.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2017 12:29 AM (ZO497)

380 I like to think that if I won enough money, I would purchase a plot of land in northern NV and build a nice home for myself, a home for my sister/bro-in-law/nephew and niece, and a third home for my other sister and bro-in-law.

Kind of a private gated community. Of course there would also be plenty of grassy space.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:29 AM (u8kLQ)

381
And just think, your own escalators. How cool would that be?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2017 12:27 AM (ZO497)



Trump has his own escalator.

See how that turned out for him?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2017 12:30 AM (v5iqM)

382 The former food court would make a hell of a feasting hall...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki
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Can we fling the bones to the dogs?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2017 12:30 AM (ZO497)

383 If I won the lottery, I would buy a mall. Fill it up with old muscle cars, and tear ass around inside the place like Jake and Ellwood. Also, machine gun nests, manned by fucking robots.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2017 12:32 AM (KP5rU)

384 Ah, y'might wanna scroll way upthread for the
discussion of sheathing one's sword, at least as proffered in various
Latin classes attended by some of Ye Horde.





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2017 12:13 AM (v5iqM)

Ooooooh, Latin! Well then, aren't we fawncy! I did read about wageena.
You learn something every day, right?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 12:32 AM (tHwdc)

385 i wish you a massive pile of luck tomorrow qdpsteve.

Posted by: booknlass at March 07, 2017 12:33 AM (8mO0Q)

386 Hi ont, just a thought. Why is it ok for cnn to tape the Trump Whitehouse from long range with video and photos, and every picture I saw was in crosshairs ?
I mean when Sara Palin used a map to target representatives Who were rinos, the msm freaked the fudge out??
And it was just a stupid ad drawing of targeted house seats?!

Posted by: lousagirl at March 07, 2017 12:33 AM (9plvG)

387 Time for the old folk. Noting going on for tomorrow, if I hide well enough. I mean to do just that.

Stay strong through the maelstrom coming, it's gonna get frantic for a bit.

Just remember, y'all are Americans so that head is held HIGH, with good reason now.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 07, 2017 12:33 AM (X35Yt)

388 281 Is being able to "fly" everything in Microsoft Flight Simulator enough to qualify for the regional airline pilot job?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 06, 2017 11:29 PM (kP16F)

I'm old enough to remember when airline pilots got their experience flying fighters or bombers in WW II, Korea, or Vietnam


Posted by: kbdabear at March 07, 2017 12:33 AM (AOrEZ)

389 booknlass, thanks! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:33 AM (u8kLQ)

390 From one of Trump's (co-written) books - Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and in Life - it has little bullet points from the chapters. These are some bullet points from the chapter entitled "Revenge:"



o When somebody screws you, screw them back in spades.



o When someone attacks you publicly, always strike back.



o Go for the jugular so that people watching will not want to mess with you.



Okaaaaay! That is way better than:
--Get in their faces
--Punch back twice as hard
--Bring a gun to a knofe fight

Sharp, targeted take-down vs. blunt-force mob attack.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2017 12:34 AM (NOIQH)

391 Night irongrandpa, God Bless!

Posted by: lousagirl at March 07, 2017 12:35 AM (9plvG)

392 No man with an escalator needs to be justified.

Posted by: Hazel Motes at March 07, 2017 12:35 AM (ZO497)

393 Iron Mike, you test fire rifle loads in your yard? What distance is the target?


You'd think that after a few calls, whoever is responsible for the park would put up a sign saying "Loud firearm noises from adjoining properties are normal, and do not require a call to emergency services", or something like that.


Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2017 12:35 AM (QDnY+)

394 I'm old enough to remember when airline pilots got their experience flying fighters or bombers in WW II, Korea, or Vietnam
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Carrier take-off, landings... night carrier landings.

Posted by: Hazel Motes at March 07, 2017 12:36 AM (ZO497)

395 @273 If airlines are only paying pilots $20,000 per year that's just one more reason for me to drive to where I'm going.
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That'd almost certainly be starting out, for pilots that are doing short commuter flights. Once you get a little experience under your belt, you quickly graduate to a better paying route/company.

Posted by: junior at March 07, 2017 12:37 AM (nsZ+m)

396 @273 If airlines are only paying pilots $20,000 per year that's just one more reason for me to drive to where I'm going.
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That'd almost certainly be starting out, for pilots that are doing short commuter flights. Once you get a little experience under your belt, you quickly graduate to a better paying route/company.
Posted by: junior


No raise for me...

Posted by: Harrison Ford at March 07, 2017 12:38 AM (u8kLQ)

397 You'd think that after a few calls, whoever is responsible for the park would put up a sign saying "Loud firearm noises from adjoining properties are normal, and do not require a call to emergency services", or something like that.

Posted by: rhomboid
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I think that it was at Camp LeJeune that I saw signs along the road "Live Artillery Fire Passing Overhead".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2017 12:39 AM (ZO497)

398 Used to fly a lot, last few years, blessedly free of air travel.


Can't recall if anyone sitting next to me ever got it when I would say "Navy pilot" after a hard landing.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2017 12:39 AM (QDnY+)

399 goodnight Irongrampa! sleep well.

I better go to dreamville now too. got the tutoring gig in the morning.

nite, all.

Posted by: booknlass at March 07, 2017 12:39 AM (8mO0Q)

400 @359 In the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, well established words of foreign origin were officially replaced by constructions in the native language!
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In Japanese, foreign loan-words have an entirely different set of symbols used for the syllables.

Posted by: junior at March 07, 2017 12:39 AM (nsZ+m)

401 Consider east of the fault line! Escape CA! I live 15 min from RDU airport but can be out in the country in just 5 minutes. Plus there's good jobs nearby!

Posted by: NC Ref at March 07, 2017 12:26 AM (SpeiC)


Well, I can't afford to stay, and I certainly can't afford to go.

But if I were rich and buying a disused mall, it wouldn't be here, too many people and way too many politicians.

And if we did have one, it wouldn't be cheap.

P.S. The Fault Line is *WAY* West of here. People have funny ideas about California, it's a big place.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 07, 2017 12:39 AM (wB8Tg)

402
Can't recall if anyone sitting next to me ever got it when I would say "Navy pilot" after a hard landing.
Posted by: rhomboid
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OTOH, the fact that they could make a comment meant that it was a good landing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2017 12:41 AM (ZO497)

403 Contrary to the post above identifying the axe in the M&P video as an SG, it's actually an ES-335.

Posted by: Blackstone at March 07, 2017 12:41 AM (vrBaR)

404 I was present on a SouthWest Airlines flight when the announcer said "please stay seated while the pilot taxis what's left of the plane to the terminal."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 07, 2017 12:43 AM (wB8Tg)

405 Mike H., now *that* is a cool sign!


I've mentioned before how the rumble of artillery is a nice aspect of playing golf at the Camp Pendleton course (along with the rattlesnakes in warm weather).


Years back, when I think the Marines used to practice that sort of thing more, there were a time or two that I was a passenger in a car on I-5, passing through Pendleton on the coast, and a full-scale amphibious exercise was on. Plenty of ships off shore, armor rumbling along dirt roads paralleling the freeway kicking up dust, Hueys with Marines hanging on lines crossing the freeway from the beach side.


And lots of motorists pulling over to the shoulder to see their tax dollars at work.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2017 12:43 AM (QDnY+)

406 Wikileaks has painted themselves into a corner. Either the dump tomorrow will expose the Deep State and change the world forever or they will lose about 90% of their supporters for audaciously hyping a nothingburger for a month. We'll know in about 8 hours...

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at March 07, 2017 12:44 AM (TixTl)

407 "Also, machine gun nests, manned by fucking robots"

Staffed by robots. Don't want to offend the robots, which apparently can multitask.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at March 07, 2017 12:45 AM (VSenK)

408 "Also, machine gun nests, manned by fucking robots"

Staffed by robots. Don't want to offend the robots, which apparently can multitask.
Posted by: Bacon Jeff


What are we, chopped liver?!?

Posted by: Super-intelligent gerbils at March 07, 2017 12:46 AM (u8kLQ)

409 OTOH, the fact that they could make a comment meant that it was a good landing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2017 12:41 AM (ZO497)



Any landing you can walk away form is a good one.....

Posted by: NC Ref at March 07, 2017 12:46 AM (SpeiC)

410 Of course at the Miramar course (less scenic than Pendleton but still nice), depending on the day, you get frequent fly-overs of F-18s and Ospreys.


But favorite Marine course was Awaze Meadows on Okinawa - perched atop the island, you could look down on Buckner Bay to one side, and the east coast on the other. And something like $7 for 18, with a CAC card.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2017 12:47 AM (QDnY+)

411 I'd read Harrison Ford is behind the stick again... If he crashes into a public golf course again I hope he replaces his divot this time!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 07, 2017 12:49 AM (kP16F)

412 Is it a good sign or a bad sign when, boarding your plane, you find out the in-flight movie is "Sully"?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:49 AM (u8kLQ)

413 Can't recall if anyone sitting next to me ever got it when I would say "Navy pilot" after a hard landing.

Posted by: rhomboid



I did once tell a Delta pilot: "Hard Pass, four wire"

He about swallowed his face.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2017 12:51 AM (v5iqM)

414 A friend did an extra tour because the market was flooded with USAF and USN pilots.

Posted by: gNewt at March 07, 2017 12:51 AM (Rzloy)

415 Col. Jessup - succinct idea of what Wikileaks has teased, in 30 words or less?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2017 12:51 AM (QDnY+)

416 Interesting...

What if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Had Swapped Genders?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h679u73

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 07, 2017 12:52 AM (vBeA5)

417 I always wondered about trying to find some massive old building somewhere and do crazy shit with it.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 07, 2017 12:53 AM (aMlLZ)

418 "The USAAF and USN, used NCO pilots to good effect in WWII."

Which was such a different era socially and legally in America that we might as well be talking about life in another galaxy.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 07, 2017 12:54 AM (noWW6)

419 Which was such a different era socially and legally in America that we might as well be talking about life in another galaxy.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 07, 2017 12:54 AM (noWW6)



No argument there, amigo.

But also, we shouldn't lose the memory of that as an important compass point, in order to navigate ourselves back to some semblance of sanity, too.

Yeah, we "can't go back home". But we can know where it was, on a map.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2017 12:58 AM (v5iqM)

420 Went to the Oregon coast yesterday to visit the stepson. Drove out to look at a house and ran into snow. (Didn't find the house either but may have ruled it out) Ran into more snow than I wanted to see going home, but made it okay.

Went to the WA Coast today. Saw three Trump signs on the way. Talked to an ex-Texan that said the county had gone Republican and it was unusual. We have a possible house in the area and ruled out four others. It's all motivation to get our house on the market. I think it will go quickly when we do.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 07, 2017 12:59 AM (Lqy/e)

421
Is it a good sign or a bad sign when, boarding your plane, you find out the in-flight movie is "Sully"?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 12:49 AM (u8kLQ)



My Dad is a pilot. Growing up, when we were on flights in rough weather he loved making pilot / airline crash jokes. FML. Loved that movie tho. That's an E-ticket ride....I'd fly with Captain Sully.....

Posted by: NC Ref at March 07, 2017 01:00 AM (SpeiC)

422 "I always wondered about trying to find some massive old building somewhere and do crazy shit with it."

There was an ugly event out here recently, where someone had bought a large elderly warehouse in Croakland and made the thing over into a weird hybrid by way of artists collective by way of live-in residences by way of music gig space.

So they'd packed a lot of people and a lot of flammable stuff into a setup never designed even for occupancy, and were often throwing raves and whatnot inside.

Sure enough, during one of their mongo parties, the place took fire. No suppression systems, no alarms, no emergency exits, wooden stairs burning and collapsing. With a whole lot of panicked partygoers trapped inside. Bad bad news.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 07, 2017 01:03 AM (noWW6)

423 Sully is a high-hour F-4 Phantom pilot, and high-hour sailplane pilot, well before his accumulation of a career's worth of hours in the office of various commercial mid-size aircraft.

If you want someone to fly an extreme aerobatic routine with an Airbus A-320, you call a guy like Sully.

His glide into the Hudson was but the glorious expression of his extensive experience at the controls. To us, extraordinary. To him, flying.

He flew[ it all the way to contact with the water. And even after, was Pilot in Command, till he was as sure as he could be that the cabin was vacant of humans, besides himself.

Airbus, hell. I'd go up with him in anything Captain Sullivan chose to fly, on any given day he chose to fly.

Q.E.D.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2017 01:09 AM (v5iqM)

424 My last flight was a month ago. I flew from Anchorage to the monumental metropolis that is Kenai. Walked up to the gate, and the agent said "Are you Tami?"

"Yep."

He handed me a square of cardboard with a number on it that had clearly been used plenty of times, and said it was my boarding pass.

I walked downstairs into the gate, and when the guy said "Anybody going to Kenai?" I got on board.

I love intrastate.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 07, 2017 01:10 AM (cm1Bl)

425 torquewrench, I remember that story from a few months ago in Oakland.

The owner of that decrepit place needs to go to jail. I really got sick of his "I dint know nuttin" shtick after a few days. Give me a break.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 01:15 AM (u8kLQ)

426 There was an ugly event out here recently, where someone had bought a large elderly warehouse in Croakland and made the thing over into a weird hybrid by way of artists collective by way of live-in residences by way of music gig space.

So they'd packed a lot of people and a lot of flammable stuff into a setup never designed even for occupancy, and were often throwing raves and whatnot inside.

Sure enough, during one of their mongo parties, the place took fire. No suppression systems, no alarms, no emergency exits, wooden stairs burning and collapsing. With a whole lot of panicked partygoers trapped inside. Bad bad news.


Posted by: torquewrench at March 07, 2017 01:03 AM (noWW6)


yeah that's insane. I would do crazy shit with it, not stooopid shit. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 07, 2017 01:18 AM (aMlLZ)

427 TCN.

I just had to turn down a Fairbanks job, till same time next year.

Official offer letter, contract and all.

Would you kindly write my at the addy in my nic? I want to do that contract next year, but have questions for you, ma'am.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2017 01:19 AM (v5iqM)

428 Berserker, out here in SoCal, in Buena Park, just a few years ago an actual cracker/cookie factory owned by Nabisco was torn down.

The building was massive, but looked a *lot* older by the time it was torn down, than it actually was. Built in 1965 but by 2010, it was beyond ready to return to the earth. Nabisco must have really ran it down over the years.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 01:20 AM (u8kLQ)

429 @ qdptsteve.


I knew that building.

I used to live at the intersection of Orangethorpe, and South Gilbert.

Before that, in Fullerton, off of Commonwealth.

Back then though, Knotts did not have a fence around the property. I watched their replica of Independence Hall being built.

And the time frame was in the mid '60s.

Yeah, I have issues with people on my lawn.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2017 01:26 AM (v5iqM)

430 Berserker, out here in SoCal, in Buena Park, just a few years ago an actual cracker/cookie factory owned by Nabisco was torn down.

The building was massive, but looked a *lot* older by the time it was torn down, than it actually was. Built in 1965 but by 2010, it was beyond ready to return to the earth. Nabisco must have really ran it down over the years.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 01:20 AM (u8kLQ)


yeah there was a massive sunshine biscuits factory around here. It got torn down eventually. That place was epic huge, there's still railroad tracks going to the property. That would have been cool, but the foot print was so big the land was probably worth millions.

They sold the school I went to from grade 1-6. It was really old, built in the earlier 1900s. A big square 3 floor all brick building. Probably around 60-70ft wide, 40-50 feet deep. They turned it into retirement condos. I would have liked to know what they sold it for. That place would have been intense.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 07, 2017 01:28 AM (aMlLZ)

431 Hey y'all.

It's a good thing I'm a night owl.

No damn ways I'd be able to sleep at night with these cats.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 01:29 AM (CRotO)

432 Jim, oh yeah. You could see it from Interstate 5.

Being next to the 5 apparently made the building rather dirty, I always remember it looking a bit squat and ugly. Although I've read that production levels and employee morale there were really high during Nabisco's salad days.

Buena Park is an interesting community. Some parts of it are beautiful, some of it is... just plain icky.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 01:29 AM (u8kLQ)

433 yeah that's insane. I would do crazy shit with it, not stooopid shit. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 07, 2017 01:18 AM (aMlLZ)

I know a guy who lives in a former automobile factory in Joliet, Illinois. Building is circa 110 years old, and the original freight elevator still works. He has a lot of cars, and car parts stored in there. Amazing place. Amazing guy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2017 01:29 AM (WDdjT)

434 I'm to snoozeville, y'all.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2017 01:32 AM (v5iqM)

435 AOP, oh man.

At the California mental hospital I used to work at, they still had some of their original buildings, including their original *crematorium.* Built in 1914.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 01:33 AM (u8kLQ)

436 Niters, Jim. : )

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 01:35 AM (CRotO)

437 They sold the school I went to from grade 1-6. It
was really old, built in the earlier 1900s. A big square 3 floor all
brick building. Probably around 60-70ft wide, 40-50 feet deep. They
turned it into retirement condos. I would have liked to know what they
sold it for. That place would have been intense.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 07, 2017 01:28 AM (aMlLZ)

I was a kind of leasing agent for an independent living facility that had been converted from a school. Awesome spaces.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 01:36 AM (tHwdc)

438 Goodnight Jim!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 01:36 AM (u8kLQ)

439 Hey Miley!

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 01:37 AM (CRotO)

440 Hi SMFH! How you doin'?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 01:39 AM (tHwdc)

441 Goodnight, Jim!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 01:39 AM (tHwdc)

442 i 'member when there was still agriculture in Buena Park and Anaheim, around Dingyland... and no fences on Knott's.

not to mention cows in Cerritos.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 07, 2017 01:41 AM (VrRgm)

443 Doing good, girl.

My daughter's bf just got a job with Google.

Saw him off to Cali this afternoon.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 01:41 AM (CRotO)

444 Isn't she going with, SMFH? That must be rough.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 01:42 AM (tHwdc)

445 Isn't she going with, SMFH? That must be rough.
---
not to worry: lots of single guys at Ft Hood...



/me ducks

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 07, 2017 01:44 AM (VrRgm)

446 No damn ways I'd be able to sleep at night with these cats.
Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 01:29 AM (CRotO)

How many? What are they doing?
I'm a cat afficianado. I knew one that would spend 5 minutes raceing around about 1/2 way up the walls at 2am. Silly cat never told me why. Never caught a mouse that way, anyways.

Posted by: hambone at March 07, 2017 01:47 AM (Pby3z)

447 Goodnight everybody, thanks for the great chat tonight!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2017 01:51 AM (u8kLQ)

448 "From one of Trump's (co-written) books - Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and in Life - it has little bullet points from the chapters. These are some bullet points from the chapter entitled "Revenge:" "

Trump has spent his life in New York real estate, which means that he has had run ins with the kind of people in Mario Puzo's novels, particularly when he was starting out.

Crossing someone who has learned how to deal with The Outfit probably isn't a good strategy.

Posted by: Random Stuff at March 07, 2017 01:52 AM (xnAyb)

449 Got workmen coming early tomorrow, best I get to sleep. Goodnight qdpsteve, SMFH, Horde!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 01:53 AM (tHwdc)

450 Apparently Wikileaks is releasing decryption for "Vault 7".

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 07, 2017 01:58 AM (vBeA5)

451 I was a kind of leasing agent for an independent living facility that had been converted from a school. Awesome spaces.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 01:36 AM (tHwdc)

I had a first sergeant who was planning to convert an old school into a very large home for him and his wife.

Also, this is just fucking awesome.
http://twistedsifter.com/2011/04/ cement-factory-conversion-ricardo-bofill-barcelona/

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 07, 2017 01:58 AM (Tnhbr)

452 "I had a first sergeant who was planning to convert an old school into a very large home for him and his wife. "

Remember, Titan I missile silos are still available in central Washington.

Posted by: Random Stuff at March 07, 2017 01:59 AM (xnAyb)

453 The Ghost Ship fire in Oakland referenced earlier cost, what, 36 lives? Most were visitors there for a rave. Some were residents. Young adults who didn't quite get the "adult" part of the equation. Living the sweet bohemian life without a care in the world. Sad.

Posted by: Average Guy at March 07, 2017 02:00 AM (LMcFk)

454 444 Isn't she going with, SMFH? That must be rough.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 01:42 AM (tHwdc)

---

She has her job here...three months of training for him, then driving around in a Google car mapping stuff.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:01 AM (CRotO)

455 "Young adults who didn't quite get the "adult" part of the equation. Living the sweet bohemian life without a care in the world. Sad."

When you're 18, you aren't going to check a building to see if you can get out if a fire happens.

It's the sort of thing you learn with experience.

Posted by: Random Stuff at March 07, 2017 02:02 AM (xnAyb)

456 Posted by: hambone at March 07, 2017 01:47 AM (Pby3z)

---

Two, hambone.

Shadow is two years old, and hates the outside more than AtC.

She got carsick on the way to my house (15 minute drive). She has yet to forgive me.

Henry is a few months old, and he's my...shadow.

He is currently curled up at my feet.

I'll get some pics of them eventually...

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:05 AM (CRotO)

457 She has her job here...three months of training for him, then driving around in a Google car mapping stuff.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:01 AM (CRotO)

Spying on people, basically. Google Street View basically enables you to sit in your armchair in your underwear, and see stuff (and other people, and their stuff) that you would otherwise have to dress and get out of the house to do.

Google is evil.. But maybe you daughter's BF will be a whistle-blower, and help take them down.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2017 02:14 AM (WDdjT)

458 Google is evil.. But maybe you daughter's BF will be a whistle-blower, and help take them down.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2017 02:14 AM (WDdjT)

---

Gee.

I haven't thought of that...

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:17 AM (CRotO)

459 Shadow is two years old, and hates the outside more than AtC.
She got carsick on the way to my house (15 minute drive). She has yet to forgive me.

Henry is a few months old, and he's my...shadow.
He is currently curled up at my feet.

Well, that sounds quite peaceful for the moment. Mine are long gone, but fondly remembered.

Zoomer was the 2am wall-racer. Thud was her brother, that enjoyed making leaping 4 point landings on each step, while both coming down AND UP the wooden 2nd storey stairs. Amazing amount of noise he made for 1 fuzzy cat. He was very proud of how much noise he made.

Posted by: hambone at March 07, 2017 02:19 AM (Pby3z)

460 Spying on people, basically. Google Street View basically enables you to sit in your armchair in your underwear, and see stuff (and other people, and their stuff) that you would otherwise have to dress and get out of the house to do.

---

Hate to break it to ya, AOP, but we humans are some voyeuristic mofos.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:20 AM (CRotO)

461 Hambone: An Honored Army Mule

http://olive-drab.com/od_army-horses-mules_lastpack.php

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:26 AM (CRotO)

462 Hate to break it to ya, AOP, but we humans are some voyeuristic mofos.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:20 AM (CRotO)

Yeah. And Google caters to that. And caters to the Deep State. And the Chicoms.

I don't condemn your daughter's BF for seizing an opportunity in this economy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2017 02:26 AM (WDdjT)

463 And I am out for the night. Going for a Jeep ride into the desert tomorrow. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2017 02:28 AM (WDdjT)

464 Yeah. And Google caters to that. And caters to the Deep State. And the Chicoms.

I don't condemn your daughter's BF for seizing an opportunity in this economy.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2017 02:26 AM (WDdjT)

---

Yep.

I've learned to keep my trap shut regarding anything political around her.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:28 AM (CRotO)

465 Have fun, AOP.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:29 AM (CRotO)

466 On March 11, the ACLU is holding a Resistance Training.

https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/attend-march-11

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 07, 2017 02:32 AM (vBeA5)

467 Apparently Wikileaks is releasing decryption for "Vault 7".

The .7z zip file is available now (and mine will finish downloading in 15min), they're supposedly putting out the passphrase tomorrow at 9AM Eastern.

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 02:33 AM (TppKb)

468
The .7z zip file is available now (and mine will finish downloading in 15min), they're supposedly putting out the passphrase tomorrow at 9AM Eastern.
Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 02:33 AM (TppKb)


Which file location are you downloading from?

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 07, 2017 02:34 AM (vBeA5)

469 Do not use the word homosexual. Use sodomite, pervert or faggot.
They all possess a certain ring to them.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 07, 2017 02:35 AM (lQqij)

470 Upon retirement of the colors and guidons, "Trotter" from the 35th QM Pack Company and "Hambone" from the 4th Field Artillery Battalion (Pack), were brought before the commanding general, and each was given a citation.

Ha! Glad to read that Hambone got a citation, and hopefully a long, leisurely remainder to his life.

Mules have a strange history in America:
http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/
farming/animals/father-of-the-american-mule/

Posted by: hambone at March 07, 2017 02:38 AM (Pby3z)

471
"On March 11, the ACLU is holding a Resistance Training.
"

Beware the stretchy bands!

And the Mafia.



Posted by: Harry Reid at March 07, 2017 02:40 AM (W6Ch1)

472 My last unit:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/4fsb.htm

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:41 AM (CRotO)

473 4th SB currently supports this unit:

http://www.carson.army.mil/4id/unit-pages/1sbct.html

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:42 AM (CRotO)

474 Which file location are you downloading from?

They put out a tweet with a link to a .torrent:

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/838910359994056704

The .torrent pulls down a .7z archive.

My VPNed VirtualBox sandbox VM just finished pulling it down.

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 02:44 AM (TppKb)

475 Which file location are you downloading from?

They put out a tweet with a link to a .torrent:

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/838910359994056704

The .torrent pulls down a .7z archive.

My VPNed VirtualBox sandbox VM just finished pulling it down.
Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 02:44 AM (TppKb)


Not getting any connections on torrent here, though...

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 07, 2017 02:46 AM (vBeA5)

476 As well it should.
I cannot imagine what would have happened to me if I had behaved like that in public at that age.


Posted by: Lizzy at March 06, 2017 10:19 PM (NOIQH)


My Mom told me, when I was well into my 30s, I'm never too old to be put across her knee. Then again, my Mom was a serial child abuser because I was not only a free range kid, but a latch key kid as well (before 'latch key kid' became a thing). Mom would leave me a list of things to do when I got home from home school (such a slave driver!) above and beyond my homework including food prep for dinner, like putting potatoes in the oven to bake. I managed to do all that and still find time to play with my dog.

Mom related this story to me years later: There was this one time she came home from work and called my name; I was around 10-years-old. I didn't answer so she went looking for me. She found me in my room, with my .22 bolt action rifle disassembled and being cleaned. She later told me she turned around and walked away, leaving me alone, because I 'was doing something useful'.

In today's world, Mom would have been in jail and I would have been in foster care.

Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 02:47 AM (Yq/oF)

477 Not getting any connections on torrent here, though...

Curious, as I had 60 peers and 600kb/sec download, and I'm seeding, so...

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 02:48 AM (TppKb)

478 Back from the gym. Did I miss anything?

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 07, 2017 02:49 AM (Jcg9Q)

479 Glenn Reynolds weighed in on the Trump "tapping" thing.

My current thoughts: there's something there, but Trump was wrong to phrase it as "tapp the phone at Trump Towers".

It has been pointed out that the Obama camp denials were carefully wordsmithed. E.g. The Obama camp has not said "no spying occurred", they said something like "Obama never ordered any spying" or "It was Obama's policy never to interfere with the Justice Department." Oh yeah? Did the Obama Justice Department go to FISA, did spying occur, and if so was Obama aware of it?

http://usat.ly/2mc7OiS

Posted by: mr_jack at March 07, 2017 02:49 AM (M59SC)

480 Heh RickZ,

You too, huh?

*fistbump*

The key around my neck felt like a stone some days.


Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:49 AM (CRotO)

481 Hey Country Boy.

How's life treatin' ya?

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:50 AM (CRotO)

482 Back from the gym. Did I miss anything?

Waiting on the Wikileaks Vault 7 passphrase tomorrow AM.

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 02:50 AM (TppKb)

483 Mules are pretty amazing creatures, but I can't imagine how tough it must be to use them as military pack animals.

They're smart enough to figure out that going certain places is dangerous, and when they have thus figured that out, they are in no hurry to go.

And if someone tries to chivvy them into doing something they don't want to do, they will BITE. Hard. Or kick. Hard. And since they're smart, they will wait till inopportune times to do these things.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 07, 2017 02:51 AM (noWW6)

484 Hey Country Boy.

How's life treatin' ya?

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:50 AM (CRotO)

Other than losing my overtime, about the same. No road trips for a while unless something changes.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 07, 2017 02:55 AM (Jcg9Q)

485 You doin' ok, young lady?

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 07, 2017 02:55 AM (Jcg9Q)

486 "They're smart enough to figure out that going certain places is dangerous, and when they have thus figured that out, they are in no hurry to go."

---

Yet, Hambone* had no fucks to give. WW1 hardly fazed him, and he retired in peace.



*The history of Hambone is etched into memory, courtesy of many promotion and SotM boards.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:56 AM (CRotO)

487 On the whole idea of converting old spaces, I did walk past a retired city firehouse in SF that was for sale by the city's real property disposal agency. I had meant to call them up and try to con my way inside for a tour, but life got in the way.

I did get up on tiptoes and look through the dusty windows to where the fire engines had once parked on the ground floor, and it sure looked as though there was still a pole to slide down from the floors above. Hopefully whomever it was who bought the place kept that.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 07, 2017 02:57 AM (noWW6)

488 Doing good, CB. Could be worse.

Getting used to being a cat lady.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:57 AM (CRotO)

489 Doing good, CB. Could be worse.

Getting used to being a cat lady.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:57 AM (CRotO)

Lol, guess I'm about to live the life of a recluse for a while myself.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 07, 2017 02:58 AM (Jcg9Q)

490 Andrew C. McCarthy at National Review:

"Here's the most interesting part: Now that they've been called on it, the media and Democrats are gradually retreating from the investigation they've been touting for months as the glue for their conspiracy theory. It's actually quite amusing to watch: How dare you suggest President Obama would ever order surveillance! Who said anything about FISA orders? What evidence do you lunatic conservatives have -- uh, other than what we media professionals been reporting -- that there was any investigation of the Trump campaign?"

http://bit.ly/2mXWQ0l

Posted by: mr_jack at March 07, 2017 02:59 AM (M59SC)

491 I uh I uh I uh I uh I uh I uh I'm putting in 20, 30 hours a week just to keep up. It's like I never left.

Posted by: Jug Earred Fuck at March 07, 2017 02:59 AM (VdICR)

492 I'm kitty-sitting my daughter's feline "kids".

For a few weeks.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:59 AM (CRotO)

493 I'm kitty-sitting my daughter's feline "kids".

For a few weeks.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:59 AM (CRotO)

Well hopefully they won't drive you to introduce them to waterboarding.

And on that note, I'm whipped. Off to bed.

'Night SMFH, 'night all.

Posted by: Country Boy - etc. etc. at March 07, 2017 03:03 AM (Jcg9Q)

494 Sweet dreams, CB.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 03:06 AM (CRotO)

495 Eared.

One r.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 03:08 AM (CRotO)

496 I am not an expert on Mules or Horses. But the ones that were used in war lived with the guys fighting. Which may partially explain Sgt. Reckless.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hdqbk5j

Posted by: Willy J. at March 07, 2017 03:08 AM (W6Ch1)

497 Hambone lived with the troops.

He was very much a soldier.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 03:10 AM (CRotO)

498 SGT Reckless,

A true hero indeed.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 03:18 AM (CRotO)

499 One of the auto-completes was "jug-eared Judas". From the show Gotham.

To me, that will be his name from now on.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 07, 2017 03:22 AM (VdICR)

500 Now you've gotten me intersted in mule history.
I've never been aquainted with one.

"Considered as an indicator of social status during David and Solomon's time, mules were ridden only by royalty."

http://www.mulemuseum.org/
history-of-the-mule.html

Posted by: hambone at March 07, 2017 03:23 AM (Pby3z)

501 "Hambone lived with the troops.



He was very much a soldier."

My first thought was of Sgt
Reckless when I read how hard it would be to get mules to do things in
war. The fact that back when soldiers relied on mules and horses they
also spent all their time with them probably helped get shit done. The animals bonded with the soldiers and vice versa.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 07, 2017 03:26 AM (W6Ch1)

502 You too, huh?

*fistbump*

The key around my neck felt like a stone some days.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 02:49 AM (CRotO)


I actually liked the 'alone' time after school; I still like quiet alone time which is one reason I'm here on the ONT. After the bustle and hubbub of school, it was quiet and I got to play with my dog. Problem is, kids today do not know how to entertain themselves (without electronic devices). If I ever uttered the phrase, 'I'm bored', Mom would find something unpalatable for me to do, like clean my room or, worse, the dreaded garage. I was never bored 'out loud'. If Mom ever got that 'look', I knew it was time for me and the dog to go outside. 'Braveheart' springs to mind: FREEDOM!

Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 03:31 AM (Yq/oF)

503 Mornin'

Academics restage Trump-Clinton debates with gender roles reversed, with surprising results. There's a short video clip in the article that'll leave you wanting more. I really would love to watch the whole thing. Have to give some credit to the lefties who conceived this project for continuing even though they didn't get the results they were expecting.

Fascinating:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h679u73

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 03:40 AM (ul9CR)

504 Morning all, my Friday afternoon, headed down the Mt for some lunch.

Posted by: NativeNH at March 07, 2017 03:43 AM (9IGV1)

505 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 07, 2017 03:54 AM (HDU3V)

506 I actually liked the 'alone' time after school; I still like quiet alone time which is one reason I'm here on the ONT. After the bustle and hubbub of school, it was quiet and I got to play with my dog. Problem is, kids today do not know how to entertain themselves (without electronic devices). If I ever uttered the phrase, 'I'm bored', Mom would find something unpalatable for me to do, like clean my room or, worse, the dreaded garage. I was never bored 'out loud'. If Mom ever got that 'look', I knew it was time for me and the dog to go outside. 'Braveheart' springs to mind: FREEDOM!
Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 03:31 AM (Yq/oF)

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Try being the oldest with a very bratty brother and sister, who you had to babysit.

Not. Fun.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 03:56 AM (CRotO)

507 Napoleon crossed the St Benard pass on a mule, not as David painted.

Posted by: Skip at March 07, 2017 03:57 AM (HDU3V)

508 "If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours."
Ray Kroc

--------

"She is poisoning the world with her hamburgers, and we can't even get a lousy beer."
Goose Gossage

Posted by: Al Bundy at March 07, 2017 04:01 AM (/TBrq)

509 Been jonesing all night in the Cat, thinking about mixing a Manhattan when I get home, about 8:00. The little woman will lose her shit, I guess that's the price of sin. I usually don't drink much during the winter my hours aren't conducive do it.

Posted by: NativeNH at March 07, 2017 04:05 AM (dzDHc)

510 Ugh....looks like I've gotta head up to (undisclosed land of his childhood) to settle some family business. Gotta take the train, to boot, and regret my son will miss the trip.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 04:06 AM (zD3Is)

511 510. And in winter, too....brrrr!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 04:08 AM (zD3Is)

512 Lol SMFH. My big sis had to babysit me, too. Until I had to babysit her. She got into all sorts of trouble & I had to be ready to call for help if needed.

I loved it when she got a job and it was just me & our dog at home for the afternoon.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 07, 2017 04:09 AM (GzDYP)

513 WikiLeaks is teasing a big drop at 9am ET.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 04:14 AM (ul9CR)

514 Trump debates: FAB had a rictus grin every time Trump made a good point.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 07, 2017 04:15 AM (VdICR)

515 Try being the oldest with a very bratty brother and sister, who you had to babysit.

Not. Fun.
Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 03:56 AM (CRotO)


I was that bratty little brother. It was a LOT of fun from my perspective .

Posted by: Not a stalker at all! at March 07, 2017 04:16 AM (EEEjQ)

516 423 Sully is a high-hour F-4 Phantom pilot, and high-hour sailplane pilot, well before his accumulation of a career's worth of hours in the office of various commercial mid-size aircraft.


After mastering the "Lead Sled", deadsticking a commercial transport into the river is easy.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 07, 2017 04:16 AM (brIR5)

517 I know my brother and sister weren't all that heartbroken when I graduated and went into the Army.

They each had their own bedroom from that point on.

Brats.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:17 AM (CRotO)

518
453 The Ghost Ship fire in Oakland referenced earlier cost, what, 36 lives? Most were visitors there for a rave. Some were residents. Young adults who didn't quite get the "adult" part of the equation. Living the sweet bohemian life without a care in the world. Sad.
Posted by: Average Guy at March 07, 2017 02:00 AM (LMcFk)


Our daughter had been in that building back when she was in Oakland ('10-'13). She said there were many others like it in which the "arts community" resided because studio space was tough to afford.

Her general tone in discussing the matter was that "someone higher up" was to blame because the "arts community" members' needs weren't being met. She's thirty-three years old, but going on five when it comes to understanding how adults must function sometimes.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot at March 07, 2017 04:17 AM (v1g1+)

519 Fascinating:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h679u73

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 03:40 AM (ul9CR)


That is fascinating. A good read on a thought experiment turned into a play. Thanks.

For those of the TL;DR camp, passivity in a presidential candidate is not good and 'roaming the stage' full of confidence wins, even in the female version of Trump. It really upended many audience members' preconceived notions about what they witnessed and thought of the original live debate.

Well worth the time to read.

Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 04:18 AM (Yq/oF)

520 I was that bratty little brother. It was a LOT of fun from my perspective .
Posted by: Not a stalker at all! at March 07, 2017 04:16 AM (EEEjQ)

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Until it isn't fun anymore...

*eg*

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:18 AM (CRotO)

521 490 Andrew C. McCarthy at National Review:

Outstanding article. A refreshing blast of Real News.

Precise cuts with Occam's Razor.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 04:21 AM (ul9CR)

522 Meh. Being the brat wasn't bad. But we all have to grow up eventually.
I'm still waiting to do so...

Posted by: Your Crazy Uncle at March 07, 2017 04:24 AM (EEEjQ)

523 Heh...hypothetically, there ought to be nothing at all suspect about a Sith Lord travelling with matched black leather luggage he won't let out of his sight, riding on a one-way ticket to the middle of nowhere in the dead of winter.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 04:24 AM (zD3Is)

524 Thing is, I've re-watched all 3 Presidential debates since the election, when passions of the moment like ZOMG TRUMP GRABBED A PUSSY had faded, and the media narrative that Trump got clobbered in all 3 of them is just a myth. Even the first one, supposedly his worst, was close to a draw. And I thought he schlonged her in the 2nd and 3rd.

Clinton didn't suddenly become a great candidate on the debate stage. She was the same awful candidate as always: cold, wooden, over-rehearsed, rictus smile, spouting globalist talking points.

And Trump was just Trump, as always. She was so bad he almost won by default, though he did have some strong moments scattered throughout the debates while she had none.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 04:29 AM (ul9CR)

525 "Alone time". Hoo boy have I got a job for you

Posted by: NativeNH at March 07, 2017 04:30 AM (dzDHc)

526 Try being the oldest with a very bratty brother and sister, who you had to babysit.

Not. Fun.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 03:56 AM (CRotO)


I can only imagine. I was the only child of three. My brother is 13 years older than me, my sister 9 years older than me. By the time I was 10, both were out of the house.

Oh, and I was the bratty 'baby' brother.

One time, my sister went to visit a friend whose dad was a Navy captain living in MoQs. They had white furniture in the sunroom. I was around four or five, and my sister had to drag me with her. So, being a precocious (yeah, I'm going with that) little boy, I immediately began jumping across that white furniture, leaving small footprints all over it. Both my sister and her friend were aghast, and feared what her dad would say or do when he saw what I had done. Now the captain had three or four daughters and no sons. So when he saw what I had (innocently) done, all he said was, 'That's a boy!' Shocked both my sister and her friend.

Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 04:31 AM (Yq/oF)

527 Heh.
You don't seen like a "cat lady" to me.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Posted by: Digs Rile, Cats dr99 at March 07, 2017 04:32 AM (EEEjQ)

528 LOL RickZ.

My dad is a retired Chief.

Understood.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:34 AM (CRotO)

529 Heh, Digs.

I guess I have a ways to go...

btw, this is Henry:

http://tinypic.com/m/jr8hfq/1

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:39 AM (CRotO)

530 Yeah, I'm not looking forward to this at all. Not just the travel - which I don't mind, really; it is a pleasure and education to see the world - but the delays. All that time spent waiting, waiting.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 04:39 AM (zD3Is)

531 Rick,
Navy Chiefs were cut from a different cloth back then.
Patience was a built in virtue.

I can almost picture you jumping on that couch while he was working down at NOB...

Posted by: Leonard Smalls at March 07, 2017 04:41 AM (EEEjQ)

532 My dad is a retired Chief.

Understood.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:34 AM (CRotO)


Same here. Dad retired as a CPO after 22 years (1940-62). His retirement was put on hold for a month or two thanks to The Cuban Missile Crisis.

Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 04:41 AM (Yq/oF)

533 Dropping Marlowe off with my angel - I think he likes her better than he likes me, and I don't blame him at all. She calls him 'miao-miao,' and babbles at him in her native language, which he seems to understand, as the fat bastard never fails to purr like a finely-tuned engine every time she talks to him.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 04:45 AM (zD3Is)

534 My dad was in from 1960-1983.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:45 AM (CRotO)

535 Awww...

Do you have that terrorist cat at home, too? That thing was cool. For a cat.

Posted by: Leonard Smalls at March 07, 2017 04:46 AM (EEEjQ)

536 He's a sweetheart, not a terrorist.

Plus he is so fun to watch.

He's currently asleep in my lap.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:48 AM (CRotO)

537 Jumping on the sofa was a no-go...

Mom and Dad did not hesitate to get the belt.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:52 AM (CRotO)

538 533 Dropping Marlowe off with my angel - I think he likes her better than he likes me, and I don't blame him at all. She calls him 'miao-miao,' and babbles at him in her native language, which he seems to understand, as the fat bastard never fails to purr like a finely-tuned engine every time she talks to him.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 04:45 AM (zD3Is)

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Henry is the same with me...heh.

He's only a few months old, but he has a huge purr engine.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:55 AM (CRotO)

539 536 He's a sweetheart, not a terrorist.

Plus he is so fun to watch.

He's currently asleep in my lap.
Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:48 AM (CRotO)
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The scars on my hand would argue that he might be a vicious attacker - at the very least he is a killer.
I could use him as a mouser under the house. The dog has turned into a lazy bastard that prefers to sleep rather than hunt.

Posted by: Leonard Smalls at March 07, 2017 04:55 AM (EEEjQ)

540 Henry is still a kitten, so...

He has yet to scratch me.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:58 AM (CRotO)

541 As far as being a killer...duh.

That's what I expect.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:59 AM (CRotO)

542 538. There's no telling how old Marlowe is - he just walked in to my HQ one day and made himself at home. Fat sombitch likes his sardines and is very particular about his schedule. Cats are a true joy - they don't work for your affection, as a dog will - it's given or not based on their own free will.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 05:00 AM (zD3Is)

543 Jumping on the sofa was a no-go...

Mom and Dad did not hesitate to get the belt.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 04:52 AM (CRotO)


I wasn't allowed to jump on the furniture, either. I have no memory of that escapade. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

I even had to train my dog not to jump on the furniture as it was 'Mom's rule'. She only hopped on the furniture if we left her alone in the house for a bit. We'd put the key in the front door and hear the THUMP of her jumping down. She knew she wasn't supposed to be up there and when we walked in, she would be sitting on the floor, innocently wagging her tale. When I felt the sofa where she had been (it was still warm), she'd get a look of, 'Oh crap. Busted!' But I couldn't do anything or get angry because she was already off the couch. She was a funny, sweet, spoiled dog who knew the rules of the house but would break them when she got a chance. As far as knowingly breaking house rules, I'm not sure if she wore off on me or I wore off on her.

Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 05:04 AM (Yq/oF)

544 Just up - anyone need a friendly lurker's appendix?

Posted by: Parker at March 07, 2017 05:17 AM (pwf3P)

545 Heh.
Jumping on the furniture...

I don't recall ever doing that, but on Thursday evening, Mom had "bowling night" and my brother would take all the mattresses off our beds & the couch cushions, and anything else he could find, stack it up, and we would have wresting night.
He would literally throw my little ass off the second floor onto a pile of pillows like he was Rik Flair.

By 9:30 or 10, we had the house back in order...

Good times...

Posted by: Wahoo McDaniel at March 07, 2017 05:17 AM (EEEjQ)

546 I still have my appendix, thanks.

Don't need another one.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 05:18 AM (CRotO)

547 Heh Wahoo,

We would do stuff like that also.

Turn the living room into a one big cage match.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 05:19 AM (CRotO)

548 I'm sure Henry is a tiger when he dreams.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 07, 2017 05:20 AM (VdICR)

549 Nearly all Hillarys can stand adversity, but if you want to test a her character, make her President.

Posted by: Abraham Lincoln at March 07, 2017 05:20 AM (vRcUp)

550 543. Always in the market for opportunities. Tell me a bit about the merchandise....why're you looking to sell?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 05:22 AM (aou87)

551 With all due respect, Abe, fuck that noise.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 05:23 AM (CRotO)

552 548. Obligatory Tom Waits: Innocent When you dream:

https://youtu.be/Md7iv0Rg1LU

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 05:26 AM (aou87)

553 Hell, BC, he thinks he's a tiger when he's awake.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 05:27 AM (CRotO)

554 547 Heh Wahoo,
We would do stuff like that also.
Turn the living room into a one big cage match.
Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 05:19 AM (CRotO)


It amazes me that we didn't kill ourselves.
Wrestling nights, fireworks, jarts fercryingoutloud! - don't even get me started on bike ramps...

Hell, I'm only 50, I tripped over the vacuum last night and I think I cracked a rib when I hit the floor. I can't even take a deep breath without tearing up in pain. Fuck being old...

Posted by: Wahoo McDaniel at March 07, 2017 05:33 AM (EEEjQ)

555 ibguy, I'm a heathen but I sent all the healing thoughts I could muster to your baby sister. She is lucky to have you for a big brother.

'Mornin', Horde.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 07, 2017 05:36 AM (T5o9s)

556 For morons with a few nickles left to rub together, sailplanes are a great hobby. Just don't go all the way and buy one, with a trailer, and a truck to tow it ...

Wife kiboshed my fun once we started having kids, but I can relive it vicariously through one of you.

Posted by: Jean at March 07, 2017 05:37 AM (zZb/S)

557 Many folks believe old Abe failed that test ...

Posted by: Jean at March 07, 2017 05:38 AM (zZb/S)

558 'sup creeper.

My bro was the baby.

My sis and I were sometimes...cruel...when out of ear and eye sight of our folks.

But woe to any motherfucker who messed with any of us.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 05:38 AM (CRotO)

559 Fuck being old...

Posted by: Wahoo McDaniel at March 07, 2017 05:33 AM (EEEjQ)


I've always said, 'I hate being old. But it sure beats the alternative!'

A corollary to that is baldness: Better gray than nay!

Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 05:39 AM (Yq/oF)

560 554. Reminds me of the time - your story and name do - when I was 10 or so and snuck up on my stepfather and hit him across the back with a folding chair. It was afterwards that the deep magic of professional wrestling was explained to me......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 05:46 AM (aou87)

561
I've always said, 'I hate being old. But it sure beats the alternative!'

A corollary to that is baldness: Better gray than nay!
Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 05:39 AM (Yq/oF)


Yeah - my saying is "at least I'm six feet on this side of the grass!"

I don't want to even talk about getting the gray - my beard is getting grayer every day.
I hope you're doing well, btw. Good to see you.

Posted by: Wahoo McDaniel at March 07, 2017 05:50 AM (EEEjQ)

562 Hay, SMFH.

ibguy's tale struck a chord here. My big brother, an island of stability in a roaringly dysfunctional family, left us too early. Siblings carry a part of our lives with them.

Carry on, Joyce.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 07, 2017 05:50 AM (T5o9s)

563 It was hillarious listening to Mark Levin destroy the dissembling media over Turmp's spying allegations last night.

Even though Trumps not his cup of tea, Mark sliced like a fucking hammer on his behalf.

He especially destroyed the prick Stelter from CNN.


Posted by: Kreplach at March 07, 2017 05:51 AM (+lv+r)

564 heh.

http://www.americanthinker.com/cartoons/

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 05:51 AM (CRotO)

565 Somehow, I can just imagine the Horde, deep in our cuos, singing 'Innocent When You Dream,' 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary, ' and a dozen other bar and drinking songs as we're marched off to the paddywagons....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 05:53 AM (aou87)

566 561. My angel makes dye my whiskers - we use the same dye, in fact, although I confess the silver in her hair is beautiful to me, as it makes me cherish her all the more. But I'm weird that way, says she.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 05:56 AM (aou87)

567 I don't want to even talk about getting the gray - my beard is getting grayer every day.
I hope you're doing well, btw. Good to see you.


Posted by: Wahoo McDaniel at March 07, 2017 05:50 AM (EEEjQ)


No beard but I have a mustache that is whiter than Santa's beard.

As for gray hair, I've earned every damn one of those gray hairs.

Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 06:03 AM (Yq/oF)

568 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 07, 2017 06:11 AM (J+eG2)

569 Morning all.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 07, 2017 06:12 AM (QLsqE)

570 Chicago Tribune has found a reason to impeach Trump....Tweets about the beloved Obama, and his wiretap accusations...that should go nowhere.

Posted by: Colin at March 07, 2017 06:14 AM (izi2Z)

571 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 07, 2017 06:15 AM (u82oZ)

572 Tis Tuesday

https://youtu.be/uejh-bHa4To

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 06:17 AM (GwOXV)

573 Anna Puma!

How are the WIZZOs in your neck of the world?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 07, 2017 06:19 AM (u82oZ)

574 The cloud of suspicion over Russian interference in the American
presidential election has widened, with new demands from congressional
Republicans as well as Democrats for a special counsel's investigation,
akin to the Watergate inquiry that forced the 1974 resignation of
Richard Nixon..

MSM, especially the Chicago and Baltimore papers are looking and looking a way to impeach and somehow get Hillary in the oval office.

Posted by: Colin at March 07, 2017 06:19 AM (izi2Z)

575 Train leaves at 9:30 local time.....hanging out at an all-night coffee house where I'm known and the chick behind thw counter - an anthropology major - never fails to make a perfect cup of joe, and always looks the other way when I fortify it with bourbon.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 06:21 AM (gJ0eu)

576 570. The man's a genius - a few taps on his smartphone, and the 'national dialogue' shifts from ' Trump is a Rooshian agent' to increasingly desperate and patently untrue denials of abuse by Barry of the intelligence agencies.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 06:24 AM (gJ0eu)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 07, 2017 06:25 AM (mpXpK)

578 Dunno, don't have a Golf model to stuff a GIB in.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 06:25 AM (GwOXV)

579 1) Have Sessions recuse himself.
2) McCarthyism
3) ???
4) Madame President!


1) Have Sessions recuse himself.
2) McCarthyism
3) Deny wiretapping Trump tower with carefully worded message
4) Wait what?
5) No.
6) This isn't how it's supposed to work.
7) No!
NONONONONONONONONO!
9) SHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHIT!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 07, 2017 06:26 AM (VdICR)

580 SF testing self driving buses...self driving long haul trucks are next...what happens to all the jobs lost over the next 10 years...Oh, that's right, they are all going to become code writers for high tech companies.

Posted by: Colin at March 07, 2017 06:26 AM (izi2Z)

581 MSM, especially the Chicago and Baltimore papers are looking and looking a way to impeach and somehow get Hillary in the oval office.

Posted by: Colin at March 07, 2017 06:19 AM (izi2Z)


But lefties are Constitution-challenged. HCWNBPOTUS even if Trump was removed from office. Pence would become president and if Pence was somehow prevented from taking the presidential oath of office, Lyin' Ryan would become president. No matter what they 'feel', a Democrat is not going to be president before 2021. These lefty dolts simply do not understand the presidential line of succession.

Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 06:26 AM (Yq/oF)

582 1) Have Sessions recuse himself.

2) McCarthyism

3) Deny wiretapping Trump tower with carefully worded message

4) Wait what?

5) No.

6) This isn't how it's supposed to work.

7) No!

NONONONONONONONONO!

9) SHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHIT!

Posted by: BourbonChicken

Ha!! I'm picturing "accidentally" opening up a porn site at work, and then the pop ups start.

Posted by: Bruce at March 07, 2017 06:29 AM (8ikIW)

583 Mondays are the potholes in the road of life. Tom Wilson



Tuesdays are Monday's ugly step-sister. Cicero Kid.

Mornin'. Rain and gloomy here in N. Indiana. We have seen the sunshine exactly 7 days out of the last two months.

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at March 07, 2017 06:29 AM (etPyC)

584 These lefty dolts simply do not understand the presidential line of succession.

Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 06:26 AM (Yq/oF)

For sure, last week I was talking to a young guy (college) and he insisted that Hillary was third in line for the presidency, because she was almost elected president...

Posted by: Colin at March 07, 2017 06:31 AM (izi2Z)

585 "For sure, last week I was talking to a young guy (college) and he insisted that Hillary was third in line for the presidency, because she was almost elected president..."

As I was telling Little VIA in the car yesterday, if the much bragged about by the Left's uprising ever actually goes hot, the first to go down will be the college students.

Except for the military Vets who after completing an enlistment have gone on to college.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 07, 2017 06:35 AM (J+eG2)

586 Morning, all. Still feeling bad about the loos of Robert Osborne. He was the only host there really worth a damn; everyone else I've seen appears to treat the hosting job as just another checkbox on their resume. You could tell that Osborne not only loved the movies he was presenting, but he'd watched and enjoyed them multiple times.

Ben Mankiewicz has the name and, occasionally, the enthusiasm. But he doesn't have the warmth that Osborne had.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 07, 2017 06:36 AM (X6fMO)

587 Morning Hoard!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 07, 2017 06:36 AM (OxI/Y)

588 586 Morning, all. Still feeling bad about the loos of Robert Osborne. He was the only host there really worth a damn; everyone else I've seen appears to treat the hosting job as just another checkbox on their resume. You could tell that Osborne not only loved the movies he was presenting, but he'd watched and enjoyed them multiple times.

Ben Mankiewicz has the name and, occasionally, the enthusiasm. But he doesn't have the warmth that Osborne had.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 07, 2017 06:36 AM (X6fMO)

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^This

He will be missed.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 06:38 AM (CRotO)

589 I see that April, the very preggers giraffe is doing....well.....not too much except chewing her cud.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 07, 2017 06:38 AM (J+eG2)

590 For sure, last week I was talking to a young guy (college) and he insisted that Hillary was third in line for the presidency, because she was almost elected president...


Posted by: Colin at March 07, 2017 06:31 AM (izi2Z)


Lefties are the new Alexander Haig.

After Reagan was shot, Haig rushed to a podium and declared: "As of now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending the return of the vice president." Haig added, re presidential succession that "Constitutionally you have the president, vice-president and then the secretary of state..." Nothing like bumping yourself up two spaces in the order of succession. Lefties want to create their own line of succession, one with Hillarity! firmly ensconced as 'next in line' which, when you think about it, is just like her rigged candidacy.

Posted by: RickZ at March 07, 2017 06:40 AM (Yq/oF)

591 Wow, Osborne passed away. Yeah, he had the right chemistry for what he did. It was a joy for him to share his excitement with the viewers.

Ben has the marquee appeal due to family name, much like Barrymore. It might be better if he dropped the jeans look while at it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 06:41 AM (GwOXV)

592 It's been 5 years and 1 day since Neptunus Lex crashed and died in a Kfir at Fallon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 07, 2017 06:42 AM (u82oZ)

593 Except for the military Vets who after completing an enlistment have gone on to college.





Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 07, 2017 06:35 AM (J+eG2)

That was me in college. I was a few years older than most in my classes and far more mature. I had a friend, who was the same as me, and we talked about how stupid some of the younger 18-20 year olds were. I was considered the old man in the classes at 23.

Posted by: Colin at March 07, 2017 06:42 AM (izi2Z)

594 Posted by: Colin at March 07, 2017 06:42 AM (izi2Z)

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Try being in your early 40s.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 06:43 AM (CRotO)

595 Interesting article on the death of the suburbs.

I'm seeing that here in Louisville - granted, not exactly the biggest of cities in the first place. But it seems people are going in one of two directions ... either closer in - or farther out. Guessing their politics isn't an exact science - but way better than an educated guess.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 07, 2017 06:44 AM (fiGNd)

596 "It's been 5 years and 1 day since Neptunus Lex crashed and died in a Kfir at Fallon."

I remember going to the site that morning........

And it was like a knife to the gut.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 07, 2017 06:44 AM (J+eG2)

597 Heya Anna and Scoggdawg.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 06:44 AM (CRotO)

598 Same here - vet embedded with a bunch of snot nosed freshmen.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 07, 2017 06:44 AM (OxI/Y)

599 Have a serene day, everyone.

Work preps commence.

May every traffic light turn green as you approach.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 07, 2017 06:45 AM (u82oZ)

600 'Sup SMFH. How's my favorite Uber driver ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 07, 2017 06:45 AM (fiGNd)

601 Worked out with the ladies though.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 07, 2017 06:45 AM (OxI/Y)

602 Heh.

Still vertical.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 06:46 AM (CRotO)

603 602. When do you sleep, ma'am? Or is it a case of 'not sleeping, but rather, waiting'?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 06:49 AM (gJ0eu)

604 Lefties are the new Alexander Haig.

Maybe. I take a slightly more misanthropic view.

Learned that word right here at AoSHQ. I think from SMFH.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 07, 2017 06:49 AM (fiGNd)

605 F-21A Kfir in kit form

http://www.arcair.com/Fea1/701-800/Fea798-Kfir-Kewin/00.shtm

Today need to unearth my spare house keys since the one I used broke off inside the deadbolt yesterday as I was going to work. Failing such a retrieval, taking the deadbolt out and finding a place to fab up a key from it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 06:49 AM (GwOXV)

606 That whole death knell of the suburbs meme is constantly being put out by Progressive Urban Planners, convinced that we need to go Small and Vertical in family packaging.

They are not reporting on the trend.
They are trying to create the trend.




F'em.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 07, 2017 06:50 AM (J+eG2)

607 They are not reporting on the trend.
They are trying to create the trend.


I dunno' ... I do see a lot of people saying that even the suburbs are too crowded and going farther out into the county.

We're looking. But then again - we might get snatched up and moved to another part of the country anyway.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 07, 2017 06:53 AM (fiGNd)

608 603 602. When do you sleep, ma'am? Or is it a case of 'not sleeping, but rather, waiting'?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 07, 2017 06:49 AM (gJ0eu)

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When the cats do.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 06:56 AM (CRotO)

609 And it's about that time.

Laters y'all.

Posted by: SMFH at March 07, 2017 06:57 AM (CRotO)

610 Nood

Posted by: Tonypete at March 07, 2017 06:57 AM (OxI/Y)

611 "I dunno' ... I do see a lot of people saying that even the suburbs are too crowded and going farther out into the county. "

Your statement actually supports what I am saying.

The conventional wisdom is that everyone is striving for the intimacy and richness of the urban lifestyle.

And that in order to fully enjoy that vibrancy and cultural diversity, they are willing to surrender the dream of fewer people per acre, and the large yard, in order to really live the South Park Sodosopa lifestyle.

And the documented trend is the opposite.

If the suburbs are taking on the urban flavor, people are migrating further out to get to the desired lesser density levels.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 07, 2017 07:01 AM (J+eG2)

612 Nood. JJ up!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 07:04 AM (/B2KC)

613 Banned words: Shouldn't humanity be hupersonity, or just huity, in the spirit of changing chairman to chair? Also, "homosexual" LITERALLY MEANS "same-sex," you morons (frothing and beginning to spit). "Homo" is Greek for "same." Englishpersons used to be educated about these things. (Weeps.)

Posted by: Crabby Old Bat at March 07, 2017 12:59 PM (ZVKoE)

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