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EMT 03/19/17

You ever have the flu so hard it made your hair follicles and all your teeth hurt?

Good Lord but that was bad this past week.

I don't recommend it.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2017 05:56 AM (GPaiX)

2 Good Morning Morons. Today is Sunday, March 19, 2017. On this day in 1918 1918 Congress established time zones and approved daylight saving time as a cost savings measure in WWI. It saved nothing and still doesn't. This version was abandoned later because people hated it. Congress doesn't give a shit now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

3 Another WH security event yesterday.


http://tinyurl.com/kekz4jg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

4 Gainesville, GA teacher hit for $6M drug bust. (Probably exaggerated)


http://tinyurl.com/m9m84mo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

5 Plenty of fluids and rest is my suggestion

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2017 05:56 AM (GPaiX)

6 Rip Chuck Berry at 90. He was a great.


http://tinyurl.com/m5xcmzw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

7 G20 nations partially bow to Trump.


http://tinyurl.com/k32jfpr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

8 Hillary Clinton will never be President of the United States of America.

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 05:57 AM (GsAUU)

9 And Trump says Germany owes the US vast sums of money for "protection".


http://tinyurl.com/kgt34zl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

10 While Shit-for-brains was President we had 30 countries who refused to take back their illegals who were criminals so Choom released them to the streets. And did nothing. I do hope Trump changes this.


http://tinyurl.com/lmokrvu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

11 More shadenboner. Trump slashed Dept of Labor budget.


http://tinyurl.com/m8v5x94

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

12 Finally! Here is something Trump did that I disagree with. He is giving Flint, MI $100M (more) to deal with the mess their Democrat leadership made of their water.


http://tinyurl.com/kbrrjcr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

13 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/h66oy9k



That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

14 Hail Vic!

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 05:59 AM (GsAUU)

15 And Trump says Germany owes the US vast sums of money for "protection".


http://tinyurl.com/kgt34zl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

We spent trillions on defense of Germany just we could turn it over to a commie anyway.



Posted by: Tim in Illinois at March 19, 2017 06:00 AM (d76uN)

16
You ever have the flu so hard it made your hair follicles and all your teeth hurt?

Good Lord but that was bad this past week.

I don't recommend it.


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Wifey and I both are just getting over a week of that shit. I used to like the Alka-Seltzer cold and flu fizzie tablets but they have dine away with them and replaced it with powder. It isn't worth a shit. So use Daycare or NyQuil now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

17
Good Sunday morning, kids. Up for an hour to feed kittehs. Sleepy-Time coffee starting to kick in. Back to bed.

Later!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 19, 2017 06:01 AM (mbhDw)

18 9 And Trump says Germany owes the US vast sums of money for "protection".


http://tinyurl.com/kgt34zl
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

--Germany?!

Fuck Germany.

No country has lazed in the hammock under American protection more than Canada, and has been more smug about it.

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 06:03 AM (GsAUU)

19 15 Posted by: Tim in Illinois at March 19, 2017 06:00 AM (d76uN)


Momma always thought we should have never rebuilt Germany and let the Russians take Europe. Had the Berlin Wall been at the Channel, or Cornwall, the Western European attitude towards America and socialism might be very different had they had to endure 45 years of iron-fisted tyranny like the Eastern Bloc had to.

Oh well. Now to bed!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 19, 2017 06:04 AM (mbhDw)

20 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 19, 2017 06:06 AM (F5XBP)

21 Note; this is the good shit


http://tinyurl.com/ktwyto8


This is new shit


http://tinyurl.com/lmh9p2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 06:08 AM (mpXpK)

22 More shadenboner. Trump slashed Dept of Labor budget.

http://tinyurl.com/m8v5x94

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:58 AM (mpXpK)


But... but... How will we be able to issue clouds of niggling regulations and surf adult web sites when we're starved for money? For the children!

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 19, 2017 06:10 AM (QsIDL)

23 Just did 1.2 miles in eight minutes. I'mma go die now k?

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 19, 2017 06:10 AM (FqgrG)

24 Schlonged.

Posted by: Preezy 44 at March 19, 2017 06:19 AM (bc2Lc)

25 Just did 1.2 miles in eight minutes. I'mma go die now k?

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 19, 2017 06:10 AM (FqgrG)

Would have taken you 14 minutes or so to run two miles. You passed your U.S. Army PT Test.

Congrats.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at March 19, 2017 06:19 AM (d76uN)

26 The K-cup thingy broke a couple of weeks ago and we are still trying to master the art of French press coffee. Any recommendations from the horde?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 19, 2017 06:21 AM (JmsQ5)

27 "Just did 1.2 miles in eight minutes. I'mma go die now k?"

Bernard Montgomery took over a corps soon after Dunkirk. He was unhappy about the condition of some of the staff officers and decreed they all had to run or walk a 7 mile course once a week.

A fat old colonel came to Montgomery and said if he had to do the course he would die. Montgomery replied that if he was going to die it was better he die now when he was easy to replace instead of dying in battle, when things were chaotic. So the colonel could do the course and die. Apparently, he survived.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 19, 2017 06:23 AM (cafSR)

28 "... we are still trying to master the art of French press coffee. Any recommendations from the horde?"

Throw the damn thing in the trash.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 19, 2017 06:24 AM (cafSR)

29 26
The K-cup thingy broke a couple of weeks ago and we are still trying to
master the art of French press coffee. Any recommendations from the
horde?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 19, 2017 06:21 AM (JmsQ5)

Go back to cheap Mr Coffee 4-cup drip. Just as good and when it eventually tears up throw away and get another one.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 06:25 AM (mpXpK)

30 krak, do you have sidebar editing privileges? Can we get

Chuck Barry

changed to

Chuck Berry?

So a set-up DC mayor will quit coming to mind.

Posted by: m at March 19, 2017 06:25 AM (3jGss)

31 Good recommendations so far on the coffee making devices but Mrs. Kinetic is adamant. I told her yesterday that I was going to have to resort to making my own coffee with a drip device if we couldn't figure out the French press.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 19, 2017 06:31 AM (JmsQ5)

32 30 krak, do you have sidebar editing privileges? Can we get

Chuck Barry

changed to

Chuck Berry?

So a set-up DC mayor will quit coming to mind.
Posted by: m at March 19, 2017 06:25 AM (3jGss)

--Or Bathhouse Barry?

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 06:33 AM (GsAUU)

33
You ever have the flu so hard it made your hair follicles and all your teeth hurt?
____________________________

Well, sorta'. I've had a case of brown bottle flu so bad that my teeth itched and my hair was sore...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 19, 2017 06:38 AM (ok7Ab)

34 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 06:38 AM (J+eG2)

35 >>>12 Finally! Here is something Trump did that I disagree with. He is giving Flint, MI $100M (more) to deal with the mess their Democrat leadership made of their water.

http://tinyurl.com/kbrrjcr
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

I don't disagree that much with the federal aid. The water mess is a disaster; they've got to get this right; and the fix will be owed to Trump and America. Let's hope Flint will remember at voting time.

Posted by: m at March 19, 2017 06:38 AM (3jGss)

36 Morons of Long Standing, wasn't it a commenter named "somejoe" that had a Tourette's Syndrome predilection for posting "Stop punching down!!!" ad nauseam a few years ago?

Well, maybe not, but some clown posting as somejoe is at it in the ONT.

He shew his ass from Jump Street.

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 06:40 AM (GsAUU)

37 The federal budget slashing is awesome. Listened to a segment on NPR yesterday (it is really amusing if you put yourself in the right frame of mind). They were interviewing some "Economic Development" executive director that was running a $32M program in the Mississippi delta. His budget has been reduced to ZERO! They were spinning the whole thing to make it seem as if nothing could be done without the Feds bootstrapping various ecomomic development projects. I loved the line "$32M, that's as much as a mediocre shortstop makes in the majors". Like $32M is chump change.

The whining was epic!

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 19, 2017 06:41 AM (JmsQ5)

38 Couple of good articals from Jacobson at LI and McCartney at NR on the travel ban.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2017 06:43 AM (GPaiX)

39 Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 06:40 AM (GsAUU)

Me thinks CBD was tired of assing around. Just a guess.

Posted by: weirdflunky at March 19, 2017 06:45 AM (qmlhV)

40 Latest in the Fortress VIA rehab project.

Completely gutted the interior deck and subfloor area of the front bay window. Everything caulked weathertight, and the interior surfaces of the support structure lined with foam board, followed by re-insulating of the entire structure.with fiberglass. Deck subfloor of 1/2 inch plywood and the reclaimed 2-1/4 x 3/4 tongue and groove hardwood flooring is going in.


I hate doing molding and drywall, but it is beginning to come together nicely.

Of course, some of the lessons have been rather painful or time consuming. For example, the bay windows come together at a 30 degree angle to each other. Well my manual miter saw only cuts between 45-90 degrees.. So I spent over two hours trying to noodle out how to cut a 15 degree cut on a saw that only does 45-90. And then it dawned on me. There is a detent on the saw for 75 degrees. And if you subtract 15 from 90, you come up with 75. And after that, off to the races we went.

Yeh, when it comes to angles, I'm a Moron.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 06:49 AM (J+eG2)

41 I remember a SomeJoe type nic from a ways back.

And the Punching down was a thing around here for a while.

Could be the same guy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 06:51 AM (J+eG2)

42 Yeh, when it comes to angles, I'm a Moron.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 06:49 AM (J+eG2)


I'm not bad at geometry ... but it doesn't matter. When it comes to trim and moldings - I absolutely HATE that shit.

I'd starve to death as a trim carpenter.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 19, 2017 06:53 AM (fiGNd)

43 My ding-a-ling, my ding-a-ling
Want you to play with my ding-a-ling.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 19, 2017 06:55 AM (ul9CR)

44 39 Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 06:40 AM (GsAUU)

Me thinks CBD was tired of assing around. Just a guess.
Posted by: weirdflunky at March 19, 2017 06:45 AM (qmlhV)

--What a maroon.

Hey, I don't pretend I shit pearls of wisdom here 24/7, but for "somejoe" to bash Morons --and I am not at all the only one, not to mention 'ettes-- who happen to be excited about sports every once in a while . . . well, way to be a ass-presenting, howling, blue-faced baboon.

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 06:56 AM (GsAUU)

45 12 Finally! Here is something Trump did that I disagree with. He is giving Flint, MI $100M (more) to deal with the mess their Democrat leadership made of their water.


My hope is that he's going to demand quantifiable results for the money.

Trump ain't no small-government conservative. But he is a businessman and not a politician. At the least, we can expect results now for our dough being spent.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 19, 2017 06:57 AM (ul9CR)

46 I don't disagree that much with the federal aid.

I do. Why does Indiana owe Flint, MI money to fix their own water ? They made the mess. Not us. We primaried a Republican senator, in part, for voting for shit like that.

BTW ... when we eat a tornado, which we often do ... I don't see why a Federal Fund is appropriate for that, either.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 19, 2017 06:58 AM (fiGNd)

47 Posted by: ScoggDog at March 19, 2017 06:53 AM (fiGNd)

I worked as a carpenter in my youth, and I found doing trim work to be satisfying but difficult. I think it requires talent...something I did not have.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2017 06:58 AM (rF0hx)

48 "I'm not bad at geometry ... but it doesn't matter. When it comes to trim and moldings - I absolutely HATE that shit.

I'd starve to death as a trim carpenter."


I'm slowly picking up some of the concepts, and am definitely improving at it.

And I have always liked to create things using my own hands.
But it's been a painful road, with seemly a lesson to be learned every step of the way.

Finally broke down and went to Harbor Freight (Yeh, I know. Cheap Chinese crap) and grabbed one of their pancake compressors with a coupon for $39.00, and a 34 degree, 15 gauge pneumatic nailer for about $60.00 with the 20% off coupon. Even if they both break down in 90 days, they will have paid for themselves in the elimination of having to swing a manual hammer driving fasteners into 70 year old plaster-board walls, with the subsequent damage from grant hammer strikes, and other problems cause by beating on walls with hammers.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:01 AM (J+eG2)

49
I don't disagree that much with the federal aid. The water mess is a disaster; they've got to get this right; and the fix will be owed to Trump and America. Let's hope Flint will remember at voting time.
Posted by: m at March 19, 2017 06:38 AM (3jGss)

If I recall correctly, the lead is even in the pipes that go to each house. What is the plan, to replace a bunch of old pipes? What a nightmare that's gonna be. I've been to Flint and the houses are old and not worth that much. We'd be way ahead to put them back on Detroit Water or even to abandon all those houses and move all those people.

I want to know the plan, and see if Democrats will still be in charge of the remediation. Their Congressman, Dan Kildee is a real POS.

Posted by: F.N.G. at March 19, 2017 07:04 AM (kiSdp)

50 CBD - When I started working carpentry I did think anyone can do this its easy, but as I got older see it does take a skill set. The old adage of everyone has a purpose in life I think is true. But you can learn to get by if you practice enough.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2017 07:07 AM (GPaiX)

51 I do. Why does Indiana owe Flint, MI money to fix their own water ? They made the mess. Not us. We primaried a Republican senator, in part, for voting for shit like that.

BTW ... when we eat a tornado, which we often do ... I don't see why a Federal Fund is appropriate for that, either.
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 19, 2017 06:58 AM (fiGNd)

Agree 100%

Posted by: F.N.G. at March 19, 2017 07:08 AM (kiSdp)

52 Harbor Freight (Yeh, I know. Cheap Chinese crap)


Folks made a big deal out of HF when we got one in our town. I went to check it out and spent 45 minutes walking around before leaving without buying a thing. It's like the "hardware" section of a dollar store on steroids.

I have heard that there is a Harbor Freight car computer reader (store brand?) that is a must-have though. Been meaning to stop by there again and look into that.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 19, 2017 07:08 AM (ul9CR)

53 Checking on our local media, the rape of the teenager at a Rockville High School be two other students is now being reported.

And believe it or not, the comments section contain information that the older of the two arrested students is an illegal immigrant, here from Honduras, and already under a deportation order.

In the words of Mr Universe...Can't stop the signal, Mal.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:09 AM (J+eG2)

54 I'm slowly picking up some of the concepts, and am definitely improving at it.

Trim work in a perfect world should be easy. Square corners, constant angles, and such. As you and I both know - the real world ain't so easy.

Good trim work is way too tedious for me. Same with drywall.

Make you a deal - you take care of the trim and drywall, and I'll frame and paint.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 19, 2017 07:09 AM (fiGNd)

55 I once had the flu so bad I woke myself up because I was yelling so loud.

The cat never got over it.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at March 19, 2017 07:10 AM (u/p7K)

56
I'm good at a of things but cutting trim is not one of them. I have taken to using a wet saw for cutting trim, which helps tremendously. Still not perfect, but that's why G-d created caulk.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 19, 2017 07:12 AM (ZFUt7)

57 "Folks made a big deal out of HF when we got one in our town. I went to check it out and spent 45 minutes walking around before leaving without buying a thing. It's like the "hardware" section of a dollar store on steroids. "

Pretty accurate assessment.

But, there are some items which are worth the price.

If you hit youtube, and search "Must have Harbor Freight tools", or "The Best of Harbor Freight", there are some real hidden gems in the selection to be had.

But there is a huge percentage which really is nothing but junk.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:13 AM (J+eG2)

58 A lot of carpentry is tricks how to do it the easy way, and know which tool to use to do it.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2017 07:14 AM (GPaiX)

59 Still not perfect, but that's why G-d created caulk.

Go to any "professional" job and look real close at the joints.

Those boys use a little caulking too. Just not as much ... because their shit is much, much tighter than mine. My trim shit status would be defined as "loose" on the Paul Anka scale.

And VIA ... he who does not own a Harbor Freight 12" Compound Mitre would cast the first stone. That ain't me. That thing's paid for itself over three deck remodels.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 19, 2017 07:15 AM (fiGNd)

60 "Make you a deal - you take care of the trim and drywall, and I'll frame and paint."

Sounds good, but not much framing to do, and I can swing a paintbrush far better then I can cut trim.

But with all the improvements, now Mrs VIA is making noises about renting the house out instead of selling it when we move.


Poopy never ends.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:16 AM (J+eG2)

61 "And VIA ... he who does not own a Harbor Freight 12" Compound Mitre would cast the first stone. That ain't me. That thing's paid for itself over three deck remodels."

Funny that you should mention that particular tool.


Been tossing the hairy eyeball on that recently.

Are you happy with yours?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:17 AM (J+eG2)

62 If you hit youtube, and search "Must have Harbor Freight tools", or "The Best of Harbor Freight", there are some real hidden gems in the selection to be had.


That was my feeling, that there might be some needles in that haystack but I didn't feel like searching more for them at the time. Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely check that out before I go back!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 19, 2017 07:19 AM (ul9CR)

63 Never been to a HF, but if I wanted a tool that wasn't going to use much would see if they had it. I am on my 5th Bosch cordless drill. Number 4 was dropped 20 feet ( not by me) and worked for quite a while after but stopped not long ago.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2017 07:19 AM (GPaiX)

64 I helped put myself through college doing cabinets and trim. Always hated doing crown moulding on out-of-square old houses. I usually ended up with a jitterbug sander to get the joints just right.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 19, 2017 07:20 AM (WbjTz)

65 This is what I have been using to do all the simple miter cuts so far.

Bolted to the top of a Workmate folding table with bolts and wing nuts, for simple mounting and removal.

Slow, but it works.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:20 AM (J+eG2)

66 I guess a link would be helpful, yes?

http://tinyurl.com/lbe78e4

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:21 AM (J+eG2)

67 Are you happy with yours?

Yep ... shitcan the blade that comes with it.

Keep in mind - I bought mine a few years ago. Used it on a little bit of trim when I finished my basement, and the decks on three houses. Took a hink out of part of the rip-fence ... but it's worked fine for me. Not "sloppy" yet - although I certainly wouldn't try to make a living using it day after day.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 19, 2017 07:21 AM (fiGNd)

68 If your painting it just get it close, if its getting stained you try harder but even that can be fixed with all the putty out on the market.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2017 07:21 AM (GPaiX)

69 "No country has lazed in the hammock under American protection more than Canada, and has been more smug about it.
Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 06:03 AM (GsAUU)"

Canada has a similar problem to the US in that the media and bureaucrat types are in a different world. The average family is paying bills and taking the kids to hockey practice and seeing the same BS we do. I like my Canadian neighbors, except when the Leafs are in town. You just have to remember they are part French, so they can be a little, well, French, from time to time.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at March 19, 2017 07:22 AM (a3sfz)

70 Worse flu I ever had was about 30 years ago. The bad news, something was trying to come out of every opening I had for 2 days. And then 3 more days before I felt normal enough that I knew I would survive.
The good news, after 5 days of feeling like death might be better, I realized I hadn't smoked at anytime during those days. If I could do 5 days , I could do 6...and so on.

Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 07:22 AM (8ikIW)

71 Poopy never ends.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


I used to think, I've defecated so much, surely it's all gone by now. But next morning, there's always more. The government should commission a study on this.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 19, 2017 07:23 AM (W8bn5)

72 Okay, after some sleuthing (goog gravy, how hard it is to search for fucking comments here through engines), it was a ponderous, tiresome commenter named "someguy" who exhorted the Horde not to PUNCH DOWN! . . . seven years ago.

My memory is not 100%, but I just about nailed it, and I'm not yet convinced that "somejoe" is not "someguy" as of yet.

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 07:23 AM (GsAUU)

73 I bought a cheap band saw at HF and it cut exactly one post on a chain link fence before dying. Milwaukee is still the king.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 19, 2017 07:23 AM (WbjTz)

74 Peace out ... boy is up. He want's an ass-kicking in Hearts of Iron IV.

I will oblige him.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 19, 2017 07:24 AM (fiGNd)

75
I have also been known to break out the belt sander to make a couple degree 'adjustment' to trim. Not an elegant solution, but I'm not proud.

I mean we 'assume' walls are at perfect 90 degree angles, while the truth is they're probably not. Which is why we can't get two 45 degree angles to fit exactly.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 19, 2017 07:25 AM (ZFUt7)

76 Krak

A few years back I went to bed early because I felt like crap. Everything hurt, my hair hurt ,my teeth. I took some medicine, don't remember what I took, went to bed and got under the blankets. The weight of the blankets hurt.
I seriously thought that I was going to die. The alarm went off t at 5am the next morning and I felt fine. All I could think of was , what the hell was that?

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 19, 2017 07:27 AM (FIrEF)

77 10 While Shit-for-brains was President we had 30 countries who refused to take back their illegals who were criminals so Choom released them to the streets. And did nothing. I do hope Trump changes this.
____________________________

SCOTUS says you have to release or deport them once they've served their prison sentence.

Problem is, since their countries won't take them back, Obama just shrugged and said "okay, whatever." There was never any pressure applied to the countries who refused to repatriate their illegal alien criminals. The U.S. could refuse to issue new visas to them (which Obama declined to do), we could deny them aid, we could apply lots of types of pressure, but Obama wouldn't.

First thing Trump needs to do is let these a-hole countries (China, Cuba, etc.) know that if they continue refusing to take back their own criminals, no more visas will be issued to their students, wannabe tourists, etc., until they change their tune on the criminals.

A lot of these countries (especially China) depend on U.S. universities to educate their best students, so they won't like that. We have plenty of leverage, it's time to use it. The U.S. shouldn't be a dumping ground for other countries' criminals. It's long past time we put an end to this shit.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 07:27 AM (riF5p)

78 Often I use test pieces in out of square spots, take 2 scraps 6 inches long say and keep them to try out. Adjust according. Always work from dead corner out if possible.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2017 07:29 AM (GPaiX)

79 So I made a 6AM Walmart run and got, among other things, bananas, birthday cards and windshield wiper blades. Let there be no doubt. We live in the greatest country God ever saw fit to bring forth upon this Earth.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at March 19, 2017 07:29 AM (a3sfz)

80 Even new walls with drywall the build up of spackle in a corner will throw them out of perfect angle.

Posted by: Skip at March 19, 2017 07:30 AM (GPaiX)

81
"First thing Trump needs to do is let these a-hole countries (China, Cuba, etc.) know that if they continue refusing to take back their own criminals, no more visas will be issued to their students, wannabe tourists, etc., until they change their tune on the criminals.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 07:27 AM (riF5p)"

Three words: Lunar Penal Colony. Best case scenario is in a hundred years you get Sydney on the Sea of Tranquility. Worst case scenario, we nuke the moon.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at March 19, 2017 07:33 AM (a3sfz)

82 We did all pecan shelves and trim on a guy's round study. It was torture. Math got involved. I wonder about the trim in the Oval Office...

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 19, 2017 07:34 AM (WbjTz)

83 My memory is not 100%, but I just about nailed it, and I'm not yet convinced that "somejoe" is not "someguy" as of yet.

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 07:23 AM (GsAUU)

Going by nicks is okay to a point. Check the hash to. BEHhv has been around for a while using a variety of nicks.

What set this person off is hard to tell.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at March 19, 2017 07:35 AM (d76uN)

84 There isn't a single wall in this house that is a true 90 degree joint. So for the final twerking in, I have been using this thing. Don't let the Walmart link fool you. Cast iron, and blades sharp enough and precise enough to shave paper thin slices, and adjust in 1 degree increments.

Rough it in with the miter saw, and finish with this, the joints become damn near invisible.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:36 AM (J+eG2)

85 "I wonder about the trim in the Oval Office..."

ISWYDT


*Golf clap*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:37 AM (J+eG2)

86 >>>You ever have the flu so hard it made your hair follicles and all your teeth hurt?

Um, actually no. Not even with avian flu.

Posted by: a chicken at March 19, 2017 07:39 AM (W8bn5)

87 Fuck Germany.



No country has lazed in the hammock under American protection more than Canada, and has been more smug about it.

Posted by: logprof


Heh. I'm turning Germanese, I'm turning Germanese, I really think so. I think the whole NATO 'don't push Germany too hard about their 2% defense spending cuz, um, look at their armed up history' has in the past led to benign neglect of enforcing that particular rule.

But I blame Reagan. If it wasn't for his one simple trick Tear Down This Wall, the East Germans would still be making really bad judging calls at the Olympics instead of running Germany.

*slight sarcasm invoked*

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2017 07:40 AM (xpfRn)

88 I have been using this thing. Don't let the Walmart link fool you.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:36 AM (J+eG2


???? Consider me fooled.

Posted by: golfman at March 19, 2017 07:42 AM (k0S3A)

89 Last time I went to Wal-Mart in the wee small hours of the morning, there was a young lady passed out on one of the benches out front, with a tit hanging out of her club-going dress. Passersby were pointing and laughing.

If I had thought of it, I would have taken a picture for the People of Wal-Mart site.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 19, 2017 07:42 AM (ul9CR)

90 "???? Consider me fooled."

Damn links keep falling off.


http://tinyurl.com/lob9g2s

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:44 AM (J+eG2)

91
The French have watchlists, too:

A radicalised Muslim on a crime watchlist opened fire on three police officers at a road check before attacking a soldier at a Paris airport.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 19, 2017 07:45 AM (ZFUt7)

92 What set this person off is hard to tell.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois


I've seen him occasionally on other ONTs posting similar attacks on people talking about sports. I'm surprised he lasted this long.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 19, 2017 07:46 AM (W8bn5)

93 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:44 AM (J+eG2)

Now that looks pretty handy. Combine that with the scrap trials that Skip suggested, you will have joints that Norm would be proud of.

Posted by: golfman at March 19, 2017 07:47 AM (k0S3A)

94 71 Posted by: Joe Biden

Joe, now that you have a lot of extra time on your hands, here's a helpful internet link, which I ran across the other day:

https://www.pastemagazine.com/

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2017 07:48 AM (xpfRn)

95 At FRC Robotics competition in Portsmouth, VA. My son's team is currently in 4th place. Good luck team 2890!

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at March 19, 2017 07:49 AM (AbWVb)

96 Finally! Here is something Trump did that I disagree with. He is giving Flint, MI $100M (more) to deal with the mess their Democrat leadership made of their water.
http://tinyurl.com/kbrrjcr
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

I thought President Trump was all for cutting foreign aid to 3rd world shit holes run by commie dictators?

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 19, 2017 07:49 AM (5VlCp)

97 "VA. My son's team is currently in 4th place. Good luck team 2890!"

Good luck!!




Is this the Love Robot competition?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:51 AM (J+eG2)

98 The French have watchlists, too:

A radicalised Muslim on a crime watchlist opened fire on three police officers at a road check before attacking a soldier at a Paris airport.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum


Ugh. I hate it when they do 'radicalised' instead of 'radical'.

Hope he got his 72.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 19, 2017 07:51 AM (W8bn5)

99 radicalised Muslim on a crime watchlist opened fire on three police officers at a road check before attacking a soldier at a Paris airport.
__________________

If Obama were still president this would be when he'd say "we have no credible threat to the US at this time". Then a week or two would pass and............

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 19, 2017 07:51 AM (FqgrG)

100 Two 17 and 18-year-old illegal alien students brutally raped the 14-year-old victim. One rapist, Henry Sanchez, 18, originally from Guatemala. The second rapist, Jose Montano, 17, a native of El Salvador.

They were in 'High School'.

Ninth grade. Three more years to go.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 19, 2017 07:51 AM (ZFUt7)

101 We had that crap several weeks ago krak, even my toe nails hurt. On the home improvement front I figured out that laminate flooring isn't as easy as it is looks.

Posted by: conielu at March 19, 2017 07:52 AM (ylpXB)

102 I for got when, a few days/weeks ago, someone here posted a 5 step plan to replace Ocare. It looked like a plan that would take all of the gubmint crap out of it. I thought I had copied it, but alas, I cannot find it.
Does anyone's memory remember?

Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 07:52 AM (8ikIW)

103 While Shit-for-brains was President we had 30 countries who refused to take back their illegals who were criminals so Choom released them to the streets. And did nothing. I do hope Trump changes this.


http://tinyurl.com/lmokrvu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)


He campaigned on this...said we would stop issuing visas to countries that refused to take their criminals back.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 19, 2017 07:53 AM (bQLQX)

104 Deport the 18 year old to the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 19, 2017 07:54 AM (FqgrG)

105 The Flint MI thing is another campaign promise fulfilled kind of thingy, as he visited there during his run.

He's kinda big on keeping promises, even bad ones. I'll cut him some slack on this one.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2017 07:54 AM (xpfRn)

106 "Two 17 and 18-year-old illegal alien students brutally raped the 14-year-old victim. One rapist, Henry Sanchez, 18, originally from Guatemala. The second rapist, Jose Montano, 17, a native of El Salvador.

They were in 'High School'.

Ninth grade. Three more years to go."

That is the event I was talking about earlier.

Local news makes no mention of their immigration status.
But in the News website, the comments are certainly mentioning it.

Oddly refreshing to see that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:55 AM (J+eG2)

107 Just did 1.2 miles in eight minutes. I'mma go die now k?

I get winded if I do that in my car.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 07:56 AM (oVJmc)

108 WaPo is pushing Al Franken as a serious thinker and a rising star.

We can only hope.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 19, 2017 07:59 AM (FqgrG)

109
On the home improvement front I figured out that laminate flooring isn't as easy as it is looks.
Posted by: conielu 

I did a very slightly below grade room with a tongue and groove laminate floor. It was pretty simple. Used a wet saw for cutting, which made that part simple.

I don't particularly care for the result. Wish I had bought a thicker type.

The grain is beautiful, a close match to the actual hardwood in rest of house, but it's just too damn thin.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 19, 2017 08:00 AM (ZFUt7)

110
AND . . . I'm back. Damn! Nothing like a cup of coffee to put you to sleep for two hours.

And as to the budget slashing, the more they whine the more we win. Sadly, only the GOP-e has the power to pass it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 19, 2017 08:02 AM (mbhDw)

111 I for got when, a few days/weeks ago, someone here posted a 5 step plan to replace Ocare. It looked like a plan that would take all of the gubmint crap out of it. I thought I had copied it, but alas, I cannot find it.
Does anyone's memory remember?
Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 07:52 AM
~~~~~
I think it was J.J. Very simple plan that gets government completely out of the system.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 19, 2017 08:02 AM (HiDrR)

112 I think it was J.J. Very simple plan that gets government completely out of the system.

Posted by: IrishEi

Thanks. I'll ask again tomorrow AM when he is up and about.

Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 08:03 AM (8ikIW)

113 AND . . . I'm back. Damn! Nothing like a cup of coffee to put you to sleep for two hours.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 19, 2017 08:02 AM
~~~~~

Holy crap! Speak of the devil and here he is!

Posted by: IrishEi at March 19, 2017 08:03 AM (HiDrR)

114 Two 17 and 18-year-old illegal alien students brutally raped the 14-year-old victim. One rapist, Henry Sanchez, 18, originally from Guatemala. The second rapist, Jose Montano, 17, a native of El Salvador.

Wouldn't surprise me if the first thing said to the victim wasn't an attempt to comfort, but a scolding "don't you DARE become anti-illegal-immigrant just because a few bad apples raped you".

There are rape victims in Europe who work in refugee shelters who are told not to report the rapes.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 19, 2017 08:05 AM (W8bn5)

115 Turns out I am doing it wrong so operator error..... What can I say, I'm a mechanic not a carpenter.

Posted by: conielu at March 19, 2017 08:06 AM (ylpXB)

116 just because a few bad apples raped you

You know who else was 'just a bad apple'?

Just how many millions was his final body count?

No -- you punish evil, early and often.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 19, 2017 08:09 AM (ZFUt7)

117
I for got when, a few days/weeks ago, someone here posted a 5 step plan to replace Ocare. It looked like a plan that would take all of the gubmint crap out of it. I thought I had copied it, but alas, I cannot find it.
Does anyone's memory remember?
Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 07:52 AM
_____________________________________

I'm sure it was Chelsey that posted it. She's a serious thinker and really should be president one day...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 19, 2017 08:10 AM (ok7Ab)

118 113 Holy crap! Speak of the devil and here he is!
Posted by: IrishEi at March 19, 2017 08:03 AM (HiDrR)

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

As to my O'care repeal and replace:

1 - FULL REPEAL of all 2,000+ pages but. . .
2 - Sunset coverage of all insured for 12-18 months
3 - At minimum, reinstate the status quo as of March 2010 but ideally allow insurance companies and other financial institutions to draft new policies based on market dynamics
4 - Allow freedom to sell to anyone any policy in any state. No more forced monopolies
5 - TORT REFORM, Malpractice abuse drives costs up.
6 - Monitoring (reform?) of Medicare/Medicaid fraud waste and abuse.

5 and 6 are additions. The free market, when allowed to do its thing with minimal to zero interference from the government will amaze and astound.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 19, 2017 08:10 AM (mbhDw)

119 Portland Oregon is trying a pilot program to address its homeless problem: they are placing tiny modular homes in the backyards of willing residents, and allowing the homeless to live there.

Portland has bought four of the modular homes for the project (you must look at the photo of these shacks). The city paid a reported $365k in tax money, plus a charitable donation ($ amount undisclosed) for just 4 of these things (which seems like a huge waste of taxpayer money, since the things look like do-it-yourself garden sheds that somebody could build for less than $1k. Bet the manufacturer is a relative/big donor of one of the Dim city council members).

The homeowners signing up to have these things set up in their backyards are certain that it will be a great solution to Portland's homeless problem -- because the homeless people will appreciate the tiny homes! Bwahahaha.

The homeless are supposed to pay 30% of the rent for the tiny homes, with the government picking up the rest. After 5 years, the ownership of the shack transfers to the homeowner (the person in whose yard it is placed), and the HO can then rent it out to any tenants s/he pleases.

Can't wait to see how this works out.

https://tinyurl.com/nxugqoo

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:11 AM (riF5p)

120 Posted by: m at March 19, 2017 06:38 AM (3jGss)

I have to agree. At this point it is irrelevant who caused this disaster, it needs to be fixed. This is one of the functions of government and they need to make this right.

Posted by: Bill R. at March 19, 2017 08:12 AM (hGsGk)

121 WaPo is pushing Al Franken as a serious thinker and a rising star.

We can only hope.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens


The left *ALWAYS* focuses on the wrong thing. Sometimes this is effective for stirring shit up: as with Michael Brown, focus on race, not on what he actually did. But sometimes this cognitive impairment can hurt them. In this case they think, "Trump won because he was a celebrity. Let's push Oprah and Franken". They don't realize it's because of what Trump was *supporting*, not because he was a celebrity.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 19, 2017 08:13 AM (W8bn5)

122 5 and 6 are additions. The free market, when allowed
to do its thing with minimal to zero interference from the government
will amaze and astound.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton

Thanks JJ. My congress critter is looking for input. I wanted to get something like this to him

Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 08:13 AM (8ikIW)

123 WP promoting Al Franken as the rising star of the Democratic party...

Oh by the way he has a new book coming out: "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate" Required reading in every school in America....

Posted by: Colin at March 19, 2017 08:14 AM (DLV/d)

124 Al Franken is the tomato can they are setting up to get pounded in 2020.

Posted by: blaster at March 19, 2017 08:17 AM (HV1LS)

125 Unbelievable. Vatican to hold islamic prayer for the first time:
http://tinyurl.com/n83f9j5

"For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the
Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis
to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Francis
issued the invitation to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit last week to Jordan,
Israel, and the Palestinian Authority."

Posted by: JC at March 19, 2017 08:17 AM (3GSgE)

126 "Two 17 and 18-year-old illegal alien students brutally raped the 14-year-old victim. One rapist, Henry Sanchez, 18, originally from Guatemala. The second rapist, Jose Montano, 17, a native of El Salvador.

They were in 'High School'.

Ninth grade. Three more years to go."

That is the event I was talking about earlier.

Local news makes no mention of their immigration status.
But in the News website, the comments are certainly mentioning it.

Oddly refreshing to see that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:55 AM (J+eG2)



I'm sure the MFM (if they even mention it) will blame Trump for all of it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 19, 2017 08:20 AM (auHtY)

127 >>>5 and 6 are additions. The free market, when allowed

to do its thing with minimal to zero interference from the government

will amaze and astound.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton

Thanks JJ. My congress critter is looking for input. I wanted to get something like this to him
.
.
.One can hold up Lasik eye surgery on how the Medical Community can be made very cost effective and bring prices down.

Granted that is one limited area, but it proves that getting all of the Insurance and red tape out of way does lead to lower prices and better outcomes.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 19, 2017 08:20 AM (le7jz)

128 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:11 AM (riF5p)

I see that the happy couple that volunteered for the backyard neighbors is "privileged".

This should work out beautifully for all involved.

Posted by: weirdflunky at March 19, 2017 08:20 AM (qmlhV)

129 "Two 17 and 18-year-old illegal alien students brutally raped the 14-year-old victim. One rapist, Henry Sanchez, 18, originally from Guatemala. The second rapist, Jose Montano, 17, a native of El Salvador.

They were in 'High School'.

Ninth grade. Three more years to go."

That is the event I was talking about earlier.

Local news makes no mention of their immigration status.
But in the News website, the comments are certainly mentioning it.

Oddly refreshing to see that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2017 07:55 AM (J+eG2)


Montgomery County is the bluest of blue areas. This story is causing some cognitive dissonance. It is being reported on local TV.

There will be more Trump voters in MoCo next time.

Posted by: blaster at March 19, 2017 08:23 AM (HV1LS)

130 Granted that is one limited area, but it proves that
getting all of the Insurance and red tape out of way does lead to lower
prices and better outcomes.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

That's what i thought. Around here, No. Ill, there are all sorts of hoops to jump through to get a new hospital approved. Many of the big and soon to be bigger hospitals wanted to open one up in the area, but only one was allowed to.
I don't see a reason why we can't have one on every corner as long as the free market makes them money.

Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 08:23 AM (8ikIW)

131
I hope bears are still shitting in the woods, because 'is the Pope Catholic?' is no longer apparent.

But keep feeding the alligator, Francis.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 19, 2017 08:23 AM (ZFUt7)

132 Portland Oregon is trying a pilot program to address its homeless problem: they are placing tiny modular homes in the backyards of willing residents, and allowing the homeless to live there.




Hey kids, do you want to bring crime literally into your backyard well now here's your chance!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 19, 2017 08:24 AM (auHtY)

133 JC- didn't Perez pass away not too long ago?

Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2017 08:25 AM (uv6MB)

134 "For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
_________________________

Is a muzzy going to read the part of the koran that says Jesus Christ was not the Son of God? Or is he just going to read the verses that say that Christians and Jews ("people of the book") are infidels who should be subjugated and murdered?

And is Francis going to nod and smile when the muzzy claims the Vatican for allah?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:26 AM (riF5p)

135 Unbelievable. Vatican to hold islamic prayer for the first time:
http://tinyurl.com/n83f9j5

"For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the
Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis
to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.


There is a concept in Catholicism called "sedevacantism" (the seat is vacant), that when a Pope becomes heretical, there really is no pope heading the RCC (similar to the time in between when a Pope dies or resigns and a new Pope is selected).

Will that option be implemented now?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 19, 2017 08:26 AM (W8bn5)

136 Portland Oregon is trying a pilot program to address its homeless
problem: they are placing tiny modular homes in the backyards of willing
residents, and allowing the homeless to live there.


I'm sure that the people living in these modular homes will be also next to impossible to evict if they start to be a problem .

Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 08:26 AM (8ikIW)

137 Remember Trump showing up in Flint with truckloads of Trump bottled water and passing them out?

Hillary wasn't going to go, but then she had to go, but by then Trump had completely owned the optics.

It was the campaign in a nutshell. Hillary wanted to lie around on her drunken fat ass and sleep for three days.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 19, 2017 08:28 AM (ul9CR)

138
WaPo is pushing Al Franken as a serious thinker and a rising star.


The doofus who couldn't push a cogent and coherent question out of his mouth if his life depended on it? Bwahahahaha!

"Democracy Dies In Dumbness"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 19, 2017 08:28 AM (v1g1+)

139 >>>Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:11 AM (riF5p)

What could possibly go wrong?
:::fantasizes homeowner sipping latte mocchiato in kitchen watching homeless guy shit in backyard:::

Prediction: tiny houses get trashed or homeless sues naive homeowner or both

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 19, 2017 08:29 AM (ll+00)

140 And is Francis going to nod and smile when the muzzy claims the Vatican for allah?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:26 AM (riF5p)

Ummmmmmm...yes. Yes he will because Frankie is a soulless, spineless commie bastard.

Why doesn't Frankie go to Medina and celebrate Mass for all the Christians in SA?

Yeah right. More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 19, 2017 08:29 AM (5VlCp)

141 Hillary wasn't going to go, but then she had to go, but by then Trump had completely owned the optics.

It was the campaign in a nutshell. Hillary wanted to lie around on her drunken fat ass and sleep for three days.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 19, 2017 08:28 AM (ul9CR)



Why was she not up 50 points?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 19, 2017 08:29 AM (auHtY)

142 It was the campaign in a nutshell. Hillary wanted to lie around on her drunken fat ass and sleep for three days.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?

Hey, I only wanted to sleep for 2 and a half days. Get your facts right.

HRC

Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 08:30 AM (8ikIW)

143 Portland Oregon is trying a pilot program to address its homeless
problem: they are placing tiny modular homes in the backyards of
willing residents, and allowing the homeless to live there.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:11 AM

Sounds like a good idea for the hollywood progs with all that extra land their mansions sit on. should be able to put up two or three per mansion.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 19, 2017 08:30 AM (FIrEF)

144 I shoulda won by fifty points on vagina alone.

But the glass ceiling, ceiling fan, spinning.... spinning.....

*hic*

Posted by: Hilary Clinton at March 19, 2017 08:32 AM (FqgrG)

145 Al Franken is the tomato can they are setting up to get pounded in 2020.

Posted by: blaster


Trump = Gallagher

Franken = watermelon

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 19, 2017 08:32 AM (W8bn5)

146 From the looks of the sheds the homeless will be living in, no possible way they last five years.

5 months maybe. 5 years? No way.

Posted by: weirdflunky at March 19, 2017 08:33 AM (qmlhV)

147 Al Franken actually makes Hillary look warm and appealing.

Go with it, Dems.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 08:33 AM (oVJmc)

148 From the looks of the sheds the homeless will be living in, no possible way they last five years.



5 months maybe. 5 years? No way.

Posted by: weirdflunky

Especially when the first meth lab goes kaboom.

Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 08:34 AM (8ikIW)

149 What could possibly go wrong?

:::fantasizes homeowner sipping latte mocchiato in kitchen watching homeless guy shit in backyard:::



Prediction: tiny houses get trashed or homeless sues naive homeowner or both

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 19, 2017 08:29 AM (ll+00)


Cue up In Living Color - This Ol' Box with Anton Jackson. Don't forget your pickle jar now, ya hear!

https://youtu.be/1BNgRpRuWGs

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 19, 2017 08:34 AM (JO9+V)

150 Hey kids, do you want to bring crime literally into your backyard well now here's your chance!
______________________

Portland homeowner, proud of his tolerant, inclusive, "free to be you and me" moral superiority, gets his morning cup of coffee and walks out onto his backyard deck to gaze upon the sunrise and the modular home in which his new, formerly-homeless tenants live.

As he steps outside, he feels a sharp prick and looks down to see a bloody syringe under his bare foot. His looks around and sees that his deck is littered with empty bottles of booze and other garbage, and stained with various substances. He slinks back into his house, bolts the back door, and tells himself that if he just doesn't think about it, it will all go away . . . .

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:36 AM (riF5p)

151 Portland! Send them to me! I will force my subjects to house them.

Posted by: Angela Merkel at March 19, 2017 08:36 AM (W8bn5)

152 "136 Portland Oregon is trying a pilot program to address its homeless
problem: they are placing tiny modular homes in the backyards of willing
residents, and allowing the homeless to live there. "

Holy smoke. The idiots that agree to that arrangement better double bolt their doors and windows and have a good alarm system. I hope the homeless wont be knocking on the doors of their hosts asking to use the bathroom facilities.

OMG. What a stupid idea.

Posted by: Tuna at March 19, 2017 08:36 AM (jm1YL)

153 What are they gonna do when the shed starts leaking?

The toilet backs up?

It gets too cold to stay in because the insulation is crap or the heater quits?


Umm, I don't think Mr. and Mssssssssssss. Homeowner have thought this out.

Posted by: weirdflunky at March 19, 2017 08:37 AM (qmlhV)

154 Otoh, I'm sure the neighbors are just tickled.

Posted by: weirdflunky at March 19, 2017 08:38 AM (qmlhV)

155 Al Franken: Mondale 2020

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 08:39 AM (oVJmc)

156 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:11 AM (riF5p) Bubba ( Heat of the Night cop) tried that in Fresno Ca. several years ago. The homeless encampment was getting out of hand so he had a " Tuff Shed" facility built at taxpayer expense. Needless to say it remained vacant because he provided security and that was a bridge too far the homeless crowd. "Under the thumb of the Man" or some such nonsense.

Posted by: conielu at March 19, 2017 08:39 AM (ylpXB)

157 Instead of a grass lawn, some people have their property covered with rocks. Portland will now see what its like to have them covered with human feces. OWS lives.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 19, 2017 08:40 AM (W8bn5)

158 How exactly are these homeless gonna get the money to pay their share of the rent?

How are they gonna get to their "job"?

Posted by: weirdflunky at March 19, 2017 08:40 AM (qmlhV)

159 The homeless are building a privacy fence!

Posted by: Portlandia SJW at March 19, 2017 08:41 AM (bc2Lc)

160 Somehow I don't think there's going to be an excess of volunteers for that, even in Portland. After the first rape it'll be scrapped and various isms or phobias will be blamed.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 19, 2017 08:41 AM (FqgrG)

161 Instead of a grass lawn, some people have their property covered with rocks. Portland will now see what its like to have them covered with human feces. OWS lives.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 19, 2017 08:40 AM (W8bn5)

Hahaha...yup. It will be like having your own pet urban outdoorsman. You can take him for walks just remember to pick up after him with the little baggies and scooper. And get his shots and a flea dip too.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 19, 2017 08:42 AM (5VlCp)

162 It will be very interesting to see how many people sign up for this housing in Portland. I am sure the politicians will be first in line to put one of these shacks in their back yard.
Better yet, put them by the curb on the city owned easement.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 19, 2017 08:43 AM (FIrEF)

163 The Pope is inviting Islamic prayers into the Vatican? Does he get the concept of worshiping false gods, little g? Does he get the concept of misleading the flock into thinking that denying that Christ was crucified and resurrected, is an okay thing to proclaim from a Christian church?


I do not want to be disrespectful or to offend. But I would urge my Catholic brothers and sisters to look to the Word of God for truth, and not to this Pope. I do not think any good thing is coming from Rome. Hold fast to the Truth. God's word is Truth. Rely on the Holy Spirit, and not on this man called Francis.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 19, 2017 08:43 AM (lwiT4)

164 two free books (actually one is a complete trilogy so it's really 4 free books) from storyteller Henry Vogel.

One of the freebies is for hordlings.

I've reviewed his stuff - he's a great story teller.

link in nic

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 19, 2017 08:43 AM (Om16U)

165 "Becca and Kelly Love were some of the first to express interest.

Becca, a social worker, and Kelly, a counselor, see the impacts of sky-high rents first-hand in their jobs working with low-income students at Portland Community College. They live in North Portland, an area struggling with homelessness.

"Just because you don't have housing, it doesn't make you a bad person or more likely to be a bad tenant. In fact, you'd be a better tenant because you'd appreciate it," said Becca Love. "We've been trying to think of a way to help out in our community because we do have privilege ... but we didn't know what to do."


Even *if* Kelly is a dude, this is a Portlandia sketch.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 08:44 AM (oVJmc)

166
It will be very interesting to see how many people sign up for this
housing in Portland. I am sure the politicians will be first in line to
put one of these shacks in their back yard.
Better yet, put them by the curb on the city owned easement.



Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 19, 2017 08:43 AM (FIrEF)


Where the homeless can conveniently relieve themselves in the gutter. It's all pipes!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 19, 2017 08:44 AM (JO9+V)

167 Holy smoke. The idiots that agree to that arrangement better double bolt their doors and windows and have a good alarm system. I hope the homeless wont be knocking on the doors of their hosts asking to use the bathroom facilities.

OMG. What a stupid idea.
__________________________

The shacks are supposed to be fully plumbed, but the articles don't say where the water supply is. Are they going to be hooked up to the homeowner's water, and if so, how is the HO supposed to keep tabs on that? The potential here for all sorts of problems is obvious, but the geniuses at the city seem to be oblivious.

They also don't seem to understand how they are incentivizing the homeless to come to Portland. They have already spent a bunch of taxpayer money buying new shelters for the homeless, and they have changed the local law so that now it is not illegal for the homeless to sleep in the streets. And they just can't understand why more homeless people keep coming to Portland . . . .

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:44 AM (riF5p)

168 How exactly are these homeless gonna get the money to pay their share of the rent?

And who will evict them??

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 08:44 AM (oVJmc)

169 Wonder if a neighbor can sue one who agrees to the stupid idea if there are breakins in the neighborhood?

There is a fairly new high rise full of super expensive condos in downtown Columbus. Unfortunately, it is close to an underpass that a bunch of homeless(bums) cal home. I rember reading that the condo residents were a smidge upset that they kept finding piles of human turds on the sidewalk in front of the building every morning.

Posted by: Tuna at March 19, 2017 08:45 AM (jm1YL)

170 Oh geez...

The Conservative Treehouse has the police report on the 14 year old Montgomery County rape. Sick bastards -- deportation isn't sufficient. Three decades in solitary, then deportation.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 19, 2017 08:46 AM (ZFUt7)

171 Composting shitter's full!

Posted by: Homeless Cousin Eddie at March 19, 2017 08:46 AM (JO9+V)

172
"Just because you don't have housing, it doesn't make you a bad person or more likely to be a bad tenant. In fact, you'd be a better tenant because you'd appreciate it," said Becca Love.
______________________

LOL. Yeah, I loved that part. Because people always appreciate it when the government gives them free or heavily subsidized shit.

Just look at Section 8 housing! It's always the nicest, best-kept neighborhood in any city, because the residents are always so grateful to have a place to live!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:46 AM (riF5p)

173 They have already spent a bunch of taxpayer money
buying new shelters for the homeless, and they have changed the local
law so that now it is not illegal for the homeless to sleep in the
streets. And they just can't understand why more homeless people keep
coming to Portland . . . .

Posted by: TrivialPursuer

I don't know about these shelters, but I've read that the typical drug using homeless person hates the shelters because they got rules.
The damn MAN is everywhere.

Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 08:46 AM (8ikIW)

174 Prediction: tiny houses get trashed or homeless sues naive homeowner or both

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 19, 2017 08:29 AM (ll+00)

If you can read the comments in the Portland paper about the above...Most writers think its a joke...Are the county commissions going to do it on their property? How about your HO insurance...I can see the insurance companies so happy to see this.../sarc Are all the Portland liberals going to allow this on their property, of course not.


Posted by: Colin at March 19, 2017 08:48 AM (DLV/d)

175 "They also don't seem to understand how they are incentivizing the homeless to come to Portland."

Any city run by Democrats usually turns to shit.

Posted by: Tuna at March 19, 2017 08:48 AM (jm1YL)

176 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:44 AM (riF5p)

Living here in, as JJ would say, Hymietown, I declare this to be a feature and not a bug. Portland, please take all our homeless. I will spring for bus fare!

Posted by: Publius Redux at March 19, 2017 08:49 AM (UOr6C)

177 How about your HO insurance...I can see the
insurance companies so happy to see this.../sarc Are all the Portland
liberals going to allow this on their property, of course not.




Posted by: Colin

I keep seeing the HO as HOA. Can you imagine an area with a HOA that tells you how many bushes you are allowed around your house allowing this?

Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 08:49 AM (8ikIW)

178 Cue up In Living Color - This Ol' Box with Anton Jackson. Don't forget your pickle jar now, ya hear!

https://youtu.be/1BNgRpRuWGs


Posted by: Count de Monet at March 19, 2017 08:34 A

Holy crap, I never saw that one. It is f'ng hilarious, once you start watching that don't stop until you see the whole 5 minutes

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 19, 2017 08:50 AM (FIrEF)

179 LOL. Yeah, I loved that part. Because people always appreciate it when the government gives them free or heavily subsidized shit.

Just look at Section 8 housing! It's always the nicest, best-kept neighborhood in any city, because the residents are always so grateful to have a place to live!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2017 08:46 AM (riF5p)




And when Barry was shipping Section 8 out to the burbs to "diversify" them why those burbs got so diversified with a level of crime they never had to deal with before

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 19, 2017 08:50 AM (auHtY)

180 Saw "Passengers" last night.

Basically, a girly desert island romance set in space.

Mrs naturalfake enjoyed it. for what it was, I thought it was okay.

And man, did they spend big dollars on it. Everything looks great. Well acted.

Being a Hollywood romance, there aren't a lot of surprises. But, I think that's just part of the charm for the ladies- sort of like sitting down to a nice cup of hot chocolate.

SJW types got their panties in a wad over the plot mechanisms that led to the desert island situation. And that led to a lot of online screaming apparently.

It does ask some moral questions, but hey, Hollywood romance!!! And the SJWs must not have actually watched the movie because choices are given in the end.

Anyway, one for the ladies. Not horrible for the guys.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 19, 2017 08:51 AM (9q7Dl)

181 OK. Kelly is NOT a dude.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 08:52 AM (oVJmc)

182 125 Unbelievable. Vatican to hold islamic prayer for the first time:
http://tinyurl.com/n83f9j5

Posted by: JC at March 19, 2017 08:17 AM (3GSgE)

I'm de-lurking briefly to say, I noticed this article was written on June 8, 2014.
Yep, 2014.

So, not current, it would seem.

Posted by: Ritabootoo at March 19, 2017 08:52 AM (yebHB)

183 >>>They also don't seem to understand how they are incentivizing the homeless to come to Portland.

I don't think homeless are rational actors like that. It's not that it incentives other homeless to come; it's that it misunderstands homelessness.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 19, 2017 08:52 AM (ll+00)

184 Great. A meth lab in every backyard.

Posted by: Portland Fire & Rescue at March 19, 2017 08:53 AM (bc2Lc)

185 We've been trying to think of a way to help out in our community because we do have privilege ... but we didn't know what to do.

OMG. They deserve everything that comes to them as a result of their stupidity.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 19, 2017 08:54 AM (VRsLi)

186 >>>170 Oh geez...

The Conservative Treehouse has the police report on the 14 year old Montgomery County rape. Sick bastards -- deportation isn't sufficient. Three decades in solitary, then deportation.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 19, 2017 08:46 AM (ZFUt7)

Yeah, sorry I read it. There's a big warning on it.

Posted by: m at March 19, 2017 08:54 AM (3jGss)

187 Paul Ryan on Fox News Sunday. On now in Pennsylvania.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 19, 2017 08:55 AM (ZFUt7)

188 If a person forces themselves (it really does take a strong constitution) and watches a couple of the MSM outlets, especially CNN and MSNBC, you will see that the reality that the MSM is describing is not the reality that most people, the ones not on mind altering drugs, are experiencing. Worse, they are refusing to acknowledge that the reality that most people are experiencing even exists. Worse yet, they are insisting - across the board - that we come around to accepting the reality that they are pitching. Bill Maher's fantasy interview with Fake Jake Tapper is an example - which was breathtaking in its disconnectedness with this reality.

I honestly don't think this will end well.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean (Aware and I WILL NOT COMPLY!) at March 19, 2017 08:55 AM (Gh3fw)

189 nood book

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 19, 2017 08:55 AM (e/R3e)

190 Get ready: From the Portland Tribune: I'm really hating any newspaper with the name Tribune at the end...

It's Sunday, March 19, Earth Hour (turn your lights off between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. to aid the planet)

Posted by: Colin at March 19, 2017 08:55 AM (DLV/d)

191 Will the little house have garages so the homeless can park their shopping carts at the end of a hard day?

What about the homeowner's children? What if a child is assaulted by the homeowner's backyard guest?

Geez, what a effing stupid idea.

Posted by: Tuna at March 19, 2017 08:56 AM (jm1YL)

192 Ok, so any Catholics going sedevacantist? What would it take?


Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 19, 2017 08:57 AM (W8bn5)

193 119 Portland Oregon is trying a pilot program to address its homeless problem: they are placing tiny modular homes in the backyards of willing residents, and allowing the homeless to live there.

---

HAHAHAHA

Those homeowners are gonna be "woke" to what squatters rights are after they try to evict one of their new homeless neighbors.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 19, 2017 08:59 AM (Om16U)

194 books

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 09:00 AM (mpXpK)

195 163 Posted by: grammie winger at March 19, 2017 08:43 AM (lwiT4)


Imam: Pope, say "owa-tagoo-siam" three times at the altar. It's the Muslim prayer for peace and friendship.
Pope: "Owa-tagoo-siam, Owa-tagoo-siam, Owa-tagoo-siam." Thank you, Imam. I'm sure the Lord will hear it.

Translation of prayer: "We surrender to Islam!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 19, 2017 09:01 AM (mbhDw)

196 Go back to cheap Mr Coffee 4-cup drip. Just as good and when it eventually tears up throw away and get another one.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2017 06:25 AM (mpXpK)


Good advice. My regular Mr Coffee machine, which uses paper filters, is over 30 years old. Still puts out the hot coffee.

Posted by: RickZ at March 19, 2017 09:02 AM (L0PQJ)

197 Go back to cheap Mr Coffee 4-cup drip. Just as good and when it eventually tears up throw away and get another one.

Percolator. 1950s Pyrex with the glass basket floor and metal filter. 6 cups of morning goodness by the time breakfast is ready. Rinse/repeat the next morning.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 19, 2017 09:07 AM (VRsLi)

198 >>>192 Ok, so any Catholics going sedevacantist? What would it take?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 19, 2017 08:57 AM (W8bn5)

Sorta did that by being an Episcopalian.

Posted by: m at March 19, 2017 09:11 AM (3jGss)

199
President Trump surprises supporters with invite to Mar-a-Lago. http://bit.ly/2nFPuz2

There were some people with flags waving at the motorcade and one car came back to invite them.
Seven people go to meet POTUS. So cool.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 19, 2017 09:11 AM (Om16U)

200 I got here late and don't know if this has already been mentioned, but the Russian parliament wants to investigate U.S. media operations in Russia:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/n6ekd9q

It's in retaliation for a bill introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen to launch an investigation of Russian broadcaster RT.

Most of the commenters are all like, "Right on! Have at it!"

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2017 09:32 AM (sdi6R)

201 Les Kinetic -

French press needs coarse grounds, experiment on the best temp of water (off-boiling is the general rec) and how long you let sit before pressing.

After pressing I woukd rec transferring right away to a different container (serve or put in a thermos) so it doesn't get stronger.

FP coffee is the most caffeinated way to brew coffee afaik, btw.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 19, 2017 09:53 AM (Om16U)

202 Oh one last thing on French Press - use a plastic or wood stirrer to stir the water after pouring it in.
I used a chopstick.
A metal spoon can cause the glass to crack.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 19, 2017 09:55 AM (Om16U)

203 I have to say I like my cheesy Hamilton Beach dual coffee maker. Has a little basket that works great with little filters for single cups. Just had to rig the idiot sensor float so it will brew.

French Press, kinda suck balls to clean, gets old. Like percolated coffee but the same issue of cleaning. Drip is good because I am lazy.

Posted by: The Garbone at March 19, 2017 10:06 AM (9dH/8)

204 Re: HF tools:

Here's another vote for the 12" sliding miter saw. Built a deck with it, plus at least a dozen other smaller projects. The laser is crap, but otherwise it is very nice and reasonably accurate.

A few others worthy of mention:
7.5 amp electric planer
44" top and bottom boxes. Great quality. An absolute -steal-
22-piece screwdriver set (not the black handle ones, but the multi-color ones.)
3-ton low profile floor jack
Hydraulic transmission jack (800 lb)

-C

Posted by: Cnation at March 19, 2017 10:17 AM (Go0mQ)

205 Coffee drip and presses are a pain to clean.
Get another K cup, it's a better machine.
Save yourself from the drudgery of soggy grounds.
You can get K55 for less than 30 UK pounds.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 19, 2017 10:30 AM (fqERy)

206 French Press isn't that hard to clean.

Add some water, dump in paper towel-lined colander or strainer.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 19, 2017 10:41 AM (Om16U)

207 Mr. Coffee for the win. $30 and it makes excellent coffee for four or five years (my experience) until one day it doesn't. I then go to Wal Mart and spend another $30 dollars for a new one.

Complexity does not make coffe better.

Posted by: Soona at March 19, 2017 10:50 AM (LZi/r)

208 Coarse grind and a dark roast for the French press and boiling water. 3-4 minutes and if you don't have foam after the press, your coffee is stale.

Posted by: Karmic Justice at March 19, 2017 10:56 AM (FTPVM)

209 I also recommend cowboy coffee

Posted by: Karmic Justice at March 19, 2017 11:00 AM (FTPVM)

210 70 Worse flu I ever had was about 30 years ago. The bad news, something was trying to come out of every opening I had for 2 days. And then 3 more days before I felt normal enough that I knew I would survive.
The good news, after 5 days of feeling like death might be better, I realized I hadn't smoked at anytime during those days. If I could do 5 days , I could do 6...and so on.
Posted by: Bruce at March 19, 2017 07:22 AM (8ikIW)


Interesting. My worst case of the flu was also about 30 years ago. I've had some very bad health problems since, including a bout of septic shock, but I still remember that case of the flu.

Posted by: Michael the Deplorable TEXIT at March 19, 2017 11:05 AM (nvMvs)

211 K-cup is great for convenience but the k-cup prices are too expensive for a coffee guzzler like me.
I use a Bialetti stovetop and save a lot of money buying decent whole bean coffee and grinding it in a cheap grinder.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 19, 2017 11:06 AM (Om16U)

212 Yes. It was no fun and took a couple of weeks to fully recover. Best wishes for a speedy one.

Posted by: ChupaMe at March 19, 2017 11:09 AM (vE2qF)

213 I use Great Value K pods. 48 for $15.
Dark French roast and Donut Shop blends.
They both taste better then Starbucks or Green Mountain pods for less than half the cost. So easy.so good.

Note: Am not a coffee snob

Posted by: Under Fire at March 19, 2017 11:11 AM (fqERy)

214 Regarding Flint and the federal government. Don't forget the EPA was complicit in covering up and hiding the lead contamination problem in Flint. Criminal charges have been brought against some officials I don't know if any of the federal ones have been charged. So yes the federal government is partially responsible for helping to fix this mess since they contributed to it.which as we all know means us taxpayers.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 19, 2017 11:12 AM (iGslk)

215 I have a Frehling french press which is all stainless steel. It's very easy to disassemble for cleaning, but I only do that every week or two. Usually I just rinse it out and put it in the dishrack.

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2017 11:14 AM (sdi6R)

216 This flu variant is an escapee from a North Korean bio-warfare lab.

They succeeded in inserting the DNA responsible for cobra venom into the influenza virus.

So the little bugs are dishing out tiny drops of snake poison all through your body.

Fact.

Posted by: Whitehall at March 19, 2017 11:15 AM (cl2uD)

217 Columnist Jimmy Breslin dead at 86.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 19, 2017 11:41 AM (fqERy)

218 211 K-cup is great for convenience but the k-cup prices are too expensive for a coffee guzzler like me.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 19, 2017 11:06 AM (Om16U)


We rarely drink coffee at home so we love our Keurig. It does a find job for us the 3-4 times a week we use it.

There's a part of me that would love to get into the various ways of making fine coffee, but we drink coffee so rarely and my experience in expensive restaurants serving exquisite coffees is that the difference between wonderful coffee and tolerable coffee is not worth the difference in price and time.

Everyone else's mileage will likely vary. I can tell the difference between bad coffee and good coffee but if there's a gene for appreciating great coffee, I apparently lack it.

I envy those of you who are able to experience great coffee.

Posted by: Michael the Deplorable TEXIT at March 19, 2017 11:55 AM (nvMvs)

219 My boss buys store-brand ground coffee and makes it in an electric drip maker. I drink it at work and it's fine.

At home, I use a french press and buy whole bean.

But my taste buds are not all that great, and I honestly can't tell much difference. But it's fun to make it my way, and since I only drink a cup or two per day at home, it's not that much extra expense.

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2017 12:03 PM (sdi6R)

220 Go cards!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 19, 2017 12:09 PM (/DaxJ)

221 I've been a carpenter / contractor / cabinetmaker for almost forty years, and can promise you that, with few exceptions, you get what you pay for when buying tools. Bosch hand-held jigsaws are the gold standard; I paid $140 in 1984 dollars for my first one, and used it hard and often until it died in 2006. Paid $140 in '06 dollars for the one I'm using now. It runs like a sewing machine and with the right blades can cut almost as fast as a circular saw. You'll never regret buying the best first. I can also recommend, without reservation, the Bosch 10" sliding compound miter saw. Ditto the Metabo 6" angle grinder; there's a reason angle grinders are generically referred to as a "Metabo", like bandaids, tampax, and windex. However, I did buy a HF 4-1/2" angle grinder for $15 (about 1/10 the cost of the Metabo), and it's much lighter and easier to use. For light-duty, imprecise work, the HF tool is a great deal, and cheap enough to buy two (thin cutoff blade in one, flap disc in the other).

A lot of the power tools I use are old-school but I saw no reason to replace them for the latest laser-guided plastic crap from China, to wit: Rockwell all-metal 315 circular saw (also have several plastic-and-metal Porter-Cable 315-2 saws), Rockwell 127 Door plane (which no one has ever improved upon), various Rockwell/PC routers (also have a Milwaukee which is a great tool, esp the one-hand grip), a souped-up Rockwell 10" contractor's table saw which is now halfway to a Unisaw (paid $600 in 1982 money, but it's been a workhorse), and a bunch of others. I'm in love-love-love with my Dewalt 12v Li-Ion 3/8" drill and 1/4" impact driver; if you don't own an impact driver and spend any time with tools in-hand, get one.

My hand tools (planes, chisels, squares, etc.) are mostly garage sale finds, but topline stuff; Starrett and old Lufkin squares, e.g. Handplanes are all Stanley ('sweetheart" logo) from the 1920s or older (Stanley Rule and Level), from #3 to #8, plus some block and low-angle block planes. Paid $30 for the #3, lots less for the rest. Chisels, etc., are old Buck Bros, Stanley, TH Witherby, Butcher's, and others, bought for a quarter here, a buck there. Look for plane irons and chisels that rust to a black, not red; this is indicative of the
hardwood charcoal used in the steel production of the New England toolmakers. I buy paint-covered putty knives for a quarter, and often find great steel and Brazilian rosewood handles under the schmutz.

OK, I'll stop now.


Posted by: Cowboyneal at March 19, 2017 12:22 PM (NSG6X)

222 211 K-cup is great for convenience but the k-cup prices are too expensive for a coffee guzzler like me.

You don't have to use the pods... You can use your own coffee....

Posted by: It's Me donna at March 19, 2017 12:43 PM (O2RFr)

223 I had the flu so bad my reputation suffered.

Posted by: Jacketch at March 19, 2017 02:10 PM (5Tn5R)

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