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Sports "Journalist:" The American Flag Is "Political" And We Must Keep Politics Out of Sports By Not Showing the Flag

Professional jocksniffers are the worst jocksniffers.

I believe the statement he made is intended to be sarcastic/ironic. I think he's whining about people telling him "Keep politics out of sport," so now he's trying to mock those people by claiming the simple display of the American flag is "political."

Which is stupid. The flag has some political character, but it's anodyne and vague -- I wouldn't tell a sportscaster to keep his politics out of sports if he said something anodyne and vague like "We all would like to see all races advance" or that kind of thing.

That's not the sort of politics-in-sports people object to, of course. And nor should this twit (spelling error?) take issue with the flag.

But here's the latest bitchy buttercup, getting all buttery and cuppish.

This is how crazy 2017 has become. The American flag is now, according to one NBC Sports baseball writer, a political statement.

Delicate NBC snowflake Craig Calcaterra was triggered Sunday when a giant American flag covered the field at an Atlanta Braves game, with Old Glory gracing the Jumbotrons, and a stirring military flyover to cap it all.

"Will you keep politics out of sports, please. We like sports to be politics-free," Calcaterra tweeted.

Now when people tweeted back to him about hixr tizzy, he defended his claim, and made it sound like he was serious (and not just engaging in childish mocking) about the flag being political.

But I think this was just post hoc reasoning. I still think he was just being a little bitch in his first tweet:

"People often wrap themselves in the flag in order to achieve political ends ... Maybe a flag, in and of itself isn't always political. A two-acre flag with a military flyover is saying something very specific, however," Calcaterra tweeted.

@PastorKrahn tweeted, "@craigcalcaterra I think there was a time when love for country wasn't considered political. And a lot of people would like to return to that time."

Craig responded, "@PastorKrahn Getting there requires people to accept that those who question our leaders and do not support all military ventures can still be patriots."

So... he's admitting he has to "get" to that place of loving his country only after people "accept that those who question our leaders and do not still support all military ventures can still be patriots"?

By the way: Where was Calcaterra during Obama's endless Drone Strikes for Peace, or when Obama was presiding over the largest loss of American life in Afghanistan?

Was dissent the highest form of patriotism then? Or has it only regained its position as the highest form of patriotism since sometime between November 8, 2016 and January 9, 2017?

I also don't think he reads the newspapers much -- in the Republican Party, for example, there is a real debate over the Syria strike. There are also those in the Democrat Party praising it.

So opinions vary on this -- and there is no strong effort that I have seen to brand people who disagree as "not patriots" or whatever. The debate I'm seeing seems to be on the principles of the thing, and has not (yet) degenerated into simple attacks on an opponent's morality, character, and patriotism.

By the way, this bitchy buttercup did in fact confirm my hunch that he was attempting to "troll the stick-to-sports crowd" (that is, the people who say that when they pay to watch sports on ESPN, or make themselves available as passive advertising recipients for ESPN and the other networks, they want the their side of the bargain (the sports), not further advertising (the politics).

And also by the way, if you guessed this guy probably looked like Rick Wilson's younger, even sadder brother, you are an astute observer of the physical-psychological interplay in human development.


Posted by: Ace at 01:27 PM




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1 First

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:28 PM (/prE6)

2 said never during the Obama years

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:29 PM (FZYNt)

3 Especially during the Olympics

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 01:29 PM (7ZVPa)

4 So about the flags in the Olympics...

Posted by: HH at April 18, 2017 01:29 PM (DrCtv)

5 Wait, is this Monday again? Shit.

Posted by: Cheri at April 18, 2017 01:29 PM (oiNtH)

6 Flags have killed before

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:30 PM (FZYNt)

7 Sports writing shouldn't be a profession.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 18, 2017 01:30 PM (GgzGa)

8 willowed:

OT: Venezuela's oil industry is even more screwed than I thought.

http://gcaptain.com/banned-sea-venezuelas-crude-stained-oil-tankers/

The gist of this is the tankers get stained with crude at the export terminals because of pipeline leaks, then have to be cleaned by hand. There is no money to fix the terminals, the delays in sailings cost money that doesn't exist, everything is breaking down and apart, collapsing.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 01:30 PM (hLRSq)

9 I also don't think he reads the newspapers much -- in the Republican Party, for example, there is a real debate over the Syria strike. There are also those in the Democrat Party praising it.

Posted by: Ace at 01:27 PM

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

What's this? Reality?

Get out of here. It's the Internet. Reality ain't welcome here.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:31 PM (/prE6)

10 If displaying the flag is political, then so is banning it.

Duh.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 01:31 PM (hLRSq)

11 Getting there requires people to accept that those who question our leaders and do not support all military ventures can still be patriots

Unless the criticism is directed towards an Afurmatif Axshun Preznit. Then no criticism is tolerated.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 18, 2017 01:31 PM (i0ykY)

12 This from the people who bring you ESPN SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS!!!

Really, why are sportswriters such big lefty cocksuckers?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2017 01:32 PM (oVJmc)

13 America is under assault... from inside...

Patriotism is not part of the Globalist agenda, and so all of the symbols of Patriotism, must be abolished...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2017 01:32 PM (NgKpN)

14 Do I just think that this was posted yesterday or am I having chocolate induced delusions?

Posted by: Cheri at April 18, 2017 01:32 PM (oiNtH)

15 Top 20?

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 01:32 PM (Jcg9Q)

16 Have these people ever been to a sporting event?

Patriots games always honor the police, and Military. They also fire muskets when they score. I hear it's deafening in Atlanta.

They play the National anthem too! I suppose they want that banned also?

Posted by: SmileyNh at April 18, 2017 01:32 PM (zJycq)

17 I remember when there was music videos on MTV and sports on ESPN

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:32 PM (FZYNt)

18 13 America is under assault... from inside...

Patriotism is not part of the Globalist agenda, and so all of the symbols of Patriotism, must be abolished...
Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2017 01:32 PM (NgKpN)

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

"Nationalism caused World War II!"

"What about Socialism?"

"That had nothing to do with it!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:32 PM (/prE6)

19 So... he's admitting he has to "get" to that place of loving his country only after people "accept that those who question our leaders and do not still support all military ventures can still be patriots"?

Dissent is no longer racist, dissent is once more the core of patriotism. And we have always been at war with Oceania.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 01:33 PM (hLRSq)

20 "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

This quote is wrongly attributed to Sinclair Lewis, but whoever said it it's not really true in 2017

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2017 01:33 PM (fDdVG)

21 I should have said first res ponders.

Posted by: SmileyNh at April 18, 2017 01:34 PM (zJycq)

22 I know it's unrealistic for me to expect we're going to start ignoring these nobodies who spark swarms of outrage, but the reason they do it is... get this, not because they believe the crep they say, but because it benefits them to get the swarm of outrage.

Prediction: One-upping on this stuff is going to get even sillier.

What's the next holiday, Mother's Day?

Let's see the next lefty who claims Mother's Day is rayciss or something, and accuses the country of trying to politicize motherhood.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 18, 2017 01:34 PM (TOk1P)

23 Dysentery is the highest form of patriotism!

* stumbles *

* sharts *

Posted by: DistHillary at April 18, 2017 01:34 PM (j+dfT)

24 He's hoping his diatribe will get him a woman, or at least a blow-up doll.

Posted by: kathysaysso at April 18, 2017 01:34 PM (43OZ6)

25

Students At Pomona College: Truth Is A “White Supremacist Concept,” “Free Speech” A Tool Of “Bigotry”

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=334767

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 18, 2017 01:34 PM (IqV8l)

26 20 "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

This quote is wrongly attributed to Sinclair Lewis, but whoever said it it's not really true in 2017
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2017 01:33 PM (fDdVG)

Wrapped in an Anarchist flag, carrying a Crescent Moon...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2017 01:34 PM (NgKpN)

27
This leftist fascist idiot has accomplished his goal: To make millions of good people defend the flying of the US Flag.

Instead, we should be making this Shit defend his stupid position. Better yet, ignore this Shit.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 01:34 PM (SlZiq)

28 Wrapped in an Anarchist flag, carrying a Crescent Moon...
Posted by: Don Q.

with it's own hashtag

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:35 PM (FZYNt)

29 27
This leftist fascist idiot has accomplished his goal: To make millions of good people defend the flying of the US Flag.

Instead, we should be making this Shit defend his stupid position. Better yet, ignore this Shit.
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 01:34 PM (SlZiq)

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

Criticizing him is a violation of his first amendment rights, you know.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:35 PM (/prE6)

30 I think we blistered this guy pretty good yesterday. It was like shooting a squirrel with an elephant gun. Nothing left.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 18, 2017 01:35 PM (39cXK)

31 I'm sure he has a future calling world class cribbage tournaments where I hear Kaepernick is trying to break into the big leagues.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2017 01:35 PM (qt8uo)

32 They won't describe Mother's Day as racist. They'll say it's heteronormative or something.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2017 01:35 PM (fDdVG)

33 What's this? Reality?

Get out of here. It's the Internet. Reality ain't welcome here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison




Reality has no place in our internet society.
Posted by: The Citizens of Beserkley

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 01:35 PM (67teE)

34
Not having a flag displayed is just as "political" or even more so than having a flag displayed!





Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 01:35 PM (SlZiq)

35 I'm actually ok with my side 'owning' the flag.

Makes the oikophobes easier to find and it leaves them with no claims on old glory.

I always wondered why the South didn't try to claim the flag instead of making their own.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2017 01:35 PM (zsHGH)

36 Hey, Hollywood always tells us who the bad guy is - the one with the flag pin on his suit coat.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 01:36 PM (NOIQH)

37 They're going to rename it "Xther's Day"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2017 01:36 PM (fDdVG)

38 More proof that Ace doesn't read his own blog.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 18, 2017 01:36 PM (kTF2Z)

39 Look on the bright side ...

... if Progressives win and take over everything, it'll be All Flags All The Time. More Flags than Carter has little pills. And Pledges of Allegiance - several times a day. And Parades. More Parades than you can shake a stick at. Assuming you're permitted a stick.

You miss Civic Virtue ? You'll get so much Civic Virtue crammed down your pie-hole that you'll shit a Fountain of Community Pride to make the Bellagio jealous.

So ... you got that to look forward to, at least.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 18, 2017 01:36 PM (ATQUV)

40
Are we at the stage in this leftist propaganda farce when this nbc Shit says he got death threats?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 01:36 PM (SlZiq)

41
They won't describe Mother's Day as racist. They'll say it's heteronormative or something.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


CisMother

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 18, 2017 01:36 PM (IqV8l)

42 Calcaterra = Latin for "Dude, where's my balls?"

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 18, 2017 01:36 PM (ul9CR)

43 Let's see the next lefty who claims Mother's Day is rayciss or something, and accuses the country of trying to politicize motherhood.
Posted by: BurtTC

Don't worry, I am sure we will see at some point the argument made that assigning motherhood to women is gender and gay discrimination, blah, blah. Hallmark better come out with trans-gay-bi-questioning mother's day cards or else!!

Posted by: Cheri at April 18, 2017 01:36 PM (oiNtH)

44 Hitler didn't use the German flag to wrap himself in. He had to create a new one.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 18, 2017 01:37 PM (39cXK)

45 "Sports journalist" and "annoying little buttercup" go together like "peas and carrots" or "slice and dice" or "several insanely vile things they say on place like 4Chan, where I've totally never been".

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 18, 2017 01:37 PM (RD7QR)

46 38 More proof that Ace doesn't read his own blog.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 18, 2017 01:36 PM (kTF2Z)

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

"Who comes here for the comments?"
-Guy who can't stop commenting at greatest blog on Earth

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:37 PM (/prE6)

47 31 I'm sure he has a future calling world class cribbage tournaments where I hear Kaepernick is trying to break into the big leagues.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2017 01:35 PM (qt8uo)

Well Craig, thanks for that great political insight...

Now back to Transexual Curling... right here on... the Ocho!

Posted by: Craig's next job at April 18, 2017 01:37 PM (NgKpN)

48 >>By the way: Where was Calcaterra during Obama's endless Drone Strikes
for Peace, or when Obama was presiding over the largest loss of American
life in Afghanistan?

Was dissent the highest form of patriotism then? Or has it only regained
its position as the highest form of patriotism since sometime between
November 8, 2016 and January 9, 2017?







Exactly!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 01:37 PM (NOIQH)

49 "Sports journalist" and "annoying little buttercup" go together like "peas and carrots" or "slice and dice" or




Carrots in chili.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (67teE)

50 48 >>By the way: Where was Calcaterra during Obama's endless Drone Strikes
for Peace, or when Obama was presiding over the largest loss of American
life in Afghanistan?

Was dissent the highest form of patriotism then? Or has it only regained
its position as the highest form of patriotism since sometime between
November 8, 2016 and January 9, 2017?






Exactly!
Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 01:37 PM (NOIQH)

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

I think the safest implication is that this guy is very okay with Obama's actions in Libya and the subsequent slave markets.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (/prE6)

51
Rick cocksucker Wilson has the record for receiving fake death threats. Cocksucker Rick Wilson went right to the "my daughter and wife are getting threatened by the alt right!!" in about two minutes after he decided to shit all over conservatives.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (SlZiq)

52 They won't describe Mother's Day as racist. They'll say it's heteronormative or something.

Women only get ONE HOLIDAY A YEAR because America doesn't value womynz!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (oVJmc)

53 Carrots in chili.

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Heh

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (8XRCm)

54 Was it Breitbart and Bannon who said they came here for the comments

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (SIY7D)

55 >>Craig responded, "@PastorKrahn Getting there requires people to accept
that those who question our leaders and do not support all military
ventures can still be patriots."



Gonna make a wild-a$$ guess that this guy was all in when Barack Obama personally dropped in and double-tapped Osama bin Laden.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 01:39 PM (NOIQH)

56 They won't describe Mother's Day as racist. They'll say it's heteronormative or something.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2017 01:35 PM (fDdVG)


I'm much more open-minded when it comes to imagining how twisted they'll be with these things.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 18, 2017 01:39 PM (TOk1P)

57 54 Was it Breitbart and Bannon who said they came here for the comments
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (SIY7D)

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

I know that Breitbart said it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:39 PM (/prE6)

58 More proof that Ace doesn't read his own blog.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 18, 2017 01:36 PM (kTF2Z)

Wait - there's content? Why wasn't I told?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 01:39 PM (hLRSq)

59 >>Craig responded, "@PastorKrahn Getting there requires people to accept
that those who question our leaders and do not support all military
ventures can still be patriots."


...or racists? Wait, not racists anymore with Obama out of office.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 01:40 PM (NOIQH)

60 I can't believe people get paid to talk about sports, and spend more time talking about sports than the events themselves.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 01:40 PM (7ZVPa)

61 Murders increased in 2016. Half the increase was from just three cities: Chicago, Baltimore and Houston. Now what did these three cities have in common?

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 18, 2017 01:40 PM (SIY7D)

62
Who here, before this, ever thought the US flag was political??

We, the flag and us, were just sitting here minding our own beeswax and all of sudden a fascist on the Left is fake-offended!! Same old story.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 01:40 PM (SlZiq)

63 61 Murders increased in 2016. Half the increase was from just three cities: Chicago, Baltimore and Houston. Now what did these three cities have in common?
Posted by: Ignoramus

shitty NFL teams?

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:40 PM (FZYNt)

64 Of course he has asshole glasses. I'd be disappointed if he didn't.

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 01:40 PM (7HtZB)

65 52 They won't describe Mother's Day as racist. They'll say it's heteronormative or something.

Women only get ONE HOLIDAY A YEAR because America doesn't value womynz!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (oVJmc)

Breast Cancer gets a whole month...

Blacks get a month....

Men get.... what.... Steak and a BJ day? which has not been recognized by... anyone really?

Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2017 01:41 PM (NgKpN)

66 They won't describe Mother's Day as racist. They'll say it's heteronormative or something.
-------------------------------
Would cisnormativity come into play here?

Posted by: RioBravo at April 18, 2017 01:41 PM (SsblQ)

67 I propose that we outlaw Facebook and Twitter.

Anyone second that?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 01:41 PM (SRKgf)

68 Women only get ONE HOLIDAY A YEAR because America doesn't value womynz!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (oVJmc)


Who invented flags.

Betty Ross, that's who.

Which means they also have Flag Day. Why you gotta hate on wimminz, yo.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 18, 2017 01:41 PM (TOk1P)

69 I can't believe people get paid to talk about sports, and spend more time talking about sports than the events themselves.










Posted by: Las Vegas Sports Book at April 18, 2017 01:41 PM (LQN6G)

70
Now what did these three cities have in common?

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They all have Major League Baseball Teams.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:41 PM (8XRCm)

71 Yes, indeed, get rid of all national flags. Maybe have corporate flags and anthems. Then maybe we could come up with a corporate game with guys on roller skates and on motorcycles chasing a metal ball around a track. Yeah; that's the ticket.

Posted by: Strobe at April 18, 2017 01:41 PM (gbWkA)

72 54 Was it Breitbart and Bannon who said they came here for the comments
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (SIY7D)

I'm here for the gang bang.

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 01:42 PM (7HtZB)

73 >>They won't describe Mother's Day as racist. They'll say it's heteronormative or something.

I think the feminists whine that it is exclusionary of women who choose not to be breeders and also, patriarchal since women who have kids are more than just mothers.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 01:42 PM (NOIQH)

74 "Now what did these three cities have in common?"

Docks? Are you saying its the wharfrats? Because I always wanted to blame the wharfrats.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 01:42 PM (hLRSq)

75 Murders increased in 2016. Half the increase was from just three cities: Chicago, Baltimore and Houston. Now what did these three cities have in common?
Posted by: Ignoramus

--

Soccer. Time to ban it.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 01:42 PM (7ZVPa)

76 72 54 Was it Breitbart and Bannon who said they came here for the comments
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (SIY7D)

I'm here for the gang bang.
Posted by: josephistan

I was told there would be no math

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:42 PM (FZYNt)

77 Le Wheeeeeee~!

@SkyNewsBreak 3m

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says the Islamic State flag and jihadist propaganda found in home of suspect of foiled election attack

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 18, 2017 01:42 PM (GgzGa)

78 Murders increased in 2016. Half the increase was from just three cities: Chicago, Baltimore and Houston. Now what did these three cities have in common?
Posted by: Ignoramus

--

City flags.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (7ZVPa)

79 I'd like to see a cultural equivalent to last weekend's Beat-Down in Berkeley.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (oVJmc)

80 Buttercup/McMuffin 2020

Posted by: JT in KC at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (O4CF7)

81 61 Murders increased in 2016. Half the increase was from just three cities: Chicago, Baltimore and Houston. Now what did these three cities have in common?
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 18, 2017 01:40 PM (SIY7D)

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

They're all near guns. Am I right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (/prE6)

82 I was told there would be no math
Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:42 PM (FZYNt)

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Meth.

There will be no meth on the blog.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (8XRCm)

83 At one point that rocket surgeon claimed that those huge flags and the flyovers only started up post 9/11 which is rather news to me.

The thing is that it's not worth the bother arguing with him. He's not actually trying to have a conversation about what constitutes politics in sports and what obligation inurs to those on the Right who say leave politics out of sports to comprehend that those on the Left view the singing of the National Anthem and huge flags and the like as political and what responsibility flows to those on both sides to say hey this is the public sphere and both sides get to have a say in it.

He doesn't want that. He wants his view to be the only view and he's not interested in anything but that.

Why bother? If I want to be ranted at about how only one side is right ever, I'll just to yell at myself in the mirror.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 01:44 PM (mf5HN)

84
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says the Islamic State flag and jihadist propaganda found in home of suspect of foiled election attack...


but these Clousseaus still have no clues on motive...

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 01:44 PM (SlZiq)

85 I'd like to see a cultural equivalent to last weekend's Beat-Down in Berkeley.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (oVJmc)


The problem is you can't dance to it.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 01:44 PM (hLRSq)

86 Yes, indeed, get rid of all national flags.




Don't have borders, don't need flags.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 01:44 PM (67teE)

87
It certainly isn't nonpolitical like the hammer and sickle or crossed scimitars

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 18, 2017 01:44 PM (lKyWE)

88 82 I was told there would be no math
Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:42 PM (FZYNt)

----

Meth.

There will be no meth on the blog.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (8XRCm)

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

Well...I can see that there's nothing for me here.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:44 PM (/prE6)

89 Murders increased in 2016. Half the increase was from just three cities: Chicago, Baltimore and Houston. Now what did these three cities have in common?
Posted by: Ignoramus

--

Dead people.

Voting.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 01:44 PM (7ZVPa)

90 I believe the statement he made is intended to be sarcastic/ironic. I think he's whining about people telling him "Keep politics out of sport," so now he's trying to mock those people by claiming the simple display of the American flag is "political."

LOL. So ... any mention of the country, as a country is "political". All major leagues (American, National, etc.) hardest hit.

I guess this guy thinks the Olympics, Pan-Am games, World Championships ... are all verboten, too ... being "political". Actually, that part I wouldn't be sad to see go as those games are less about actual competition in sports than competition among countries.

Anyway, I can't see this mental midget being able to broadcast any sports, given his issues with the idea of a country even mentioned being off-limits. He has already volunteered to host the Abortion Games, though.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 18, 2017 01:44 PM (zc3Db)

91 Men get.... what.... Steak and a BJ day? which has not been recognized by... anyone really?
Posted by: Don Q. at April 18, 2017 01:41 PM (NgKpN)

Very popular among Seattle escorts, at least.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2017 01:45 PM (zsHGH)

92 There will be no meth on the blog.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (8XRCm)

Good thing. We're weird enough as it is without further damaging our brains by doing meth. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2017 01:45 PM (fDdVG)

93 82 I was told there would be no math
Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:42 PM (FZYNt)

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Meth.

There will be no meth on the blog.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (8XRCm)

Good. Can you imagine the Horde on meth?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 18, 2017 01:45 PM (0mRoj)

94 They all have Major League Baseball Teams.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:41 PM (8XRCm)



And they all have MLB teams in the American League. You know what means: they all have the effing DH rule.

How many people have to die before we rescind this lethal rule?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 01:45 PM (SRKgf)

95 There will be no meth on the blog.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (8XRCm)

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Well...I can see that there's nothing for me here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

looks like i picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:45 PM (FZYNt)

96 Meth.

There will be no meth on the blog.




Most people have 32 teeth. Some people only have 10.

It's simple meth.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 01:45 PM (67teE)

97 Calcaterra should be covering weightlifting championships with trans in the women's competition. Cracks me up! All the women competing were aghast at a trans woman winning the competition. Guess what ladies? It's because he's a MAN! I would venture a guess that he will win every competition.

Posted by: Cheri at April 18, 2017 01:46 PM (oiNtH)

98 Murders increased in 2016. Half the increase was from just three cities: Chicago, Baltimore and Houston. Now what did these three cities have in common?
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 18, 2017 01:40 PM (SIY7D)

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They're all near guns. Am I right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (/prE6)


I was gonna say, they all hosted the ice capades at some point in their history.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 18, 2017 01:46 PM (TOk1P)

99 Now what did these three cities have in common?

All run by Lefty fags?

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 01:46 PM (Jcg9Q)

100 Not having a flag displayed is just as "political" or even more so than having a flag displayed!

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word

Posted by: obamas lapel at April 18, 2017 01:46 PM (PNcou)

101 ... if Progressives win and take over everything, it'll be All Flags All
The Time. More Flags than Carter has little pills. And Pledges of
Allegiance - several times a day. And Parades. More Parades than you
can shake a stick at. Assuming you're permitted a stick.


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and the flags will all look like this:

http://www.cafepress.com/exjon/12656632

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 18, 2017 01:46 PM (1A/Z7)

102 Was it Breitbart and Bannon who said they came here for the comments


Breitbart did. Hilariously. I don't remember ever seeing Bannon here.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2017 01:46 PM (gIRsn)

103 Also banned from sports because too 'Merica and patriotic: hot dogs, apple pie, tailgating, beer hats, BBQ, fried pickles, peanut butter, hot wings, baseball, basketball, american football, lacrosse.

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 01:47 PM (hvf9s)

104 Breitbart did. Hilariously. I don't remember ever seeing Bannon here.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Bannon was created in a lab

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:47 PM (FZYNt)

105 I, for one, am against banning flags -- they're FUN!

Posted by: Dr. Sheldon Cooper at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (gbWkA)

106 103 Also banned from sports because too 'Merica and patriotic: hot dogs, apple pie, tailgating, beer hats, BBQ, fried pickles, peanut butter, hot wings, baseball, basketball, american football, lacrosse.
Posted by: LizLem

and hazing

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (FZYNt)

107 Also banned from sports because too 'Merica and patriotic: hot dogs, apple pie, tailgating, beer hats, BBQ, fried pickles, peanut butter, hot wings, baseball, basketball, american football, lacrosse.

Posted by: LizLem


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Whew, no women's beach volleyball on that list.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (7ZVPa)

108 Maybe have corporate flags and anthems. Then
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They can have flags, armies, and navies like the East India Company!

Posted by: RioBravo at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (SsblQ)

109 i guess the flag is political if a political party is against the flag.

as if one could even imagine such a thing...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (PNcou)

110 Also banned from sports because too 'Merica and patriotic: hot dogs, apple pie, tailgating, beer hats, BBQ, fried pickles, peanut butter, hot wings, baseball, basketball, american football, lacrosse.
Posted by: LizLem

and hazing
Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (FZYNt)

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Our new National Sports will be Soccer and The Ribbon On A Stick Thingy.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (8XRCm)

111 Oh I forgot to add NASCAR to my ban list! silly me.

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (hvf9s)

112 98 Murders increased in 2016. Half the increase was from just three cities: Chicago, Baltimore and Houston. Now what did these three cities have in common?
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 18, 2017 01:40 PM (SIY7D)

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

They're all near guns. Am I right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:43 PM (/prE6)


I was gonna say, they all hosted the ice capades at some point in their history.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 18, 2017 01:46 PM (TOk1P)

Figure skating: Not even once.

Posted by: Your Public Service Announcement at April 18, 2017 01:49 PM (RD7QR)

113 Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says the Islamic State flag and jihadist
propaganda found in home of suspect of foiled election attack
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the perp's motive, however, remains an apparently unsolvable mystery.



Posted by: redc1c4 at April 18, 2017 01:50 PM (1A/Z7)

114 Our new National Sports will be Soccer and The Ribbon On A Stick Thingy.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (8XRCm)



Don't forget hacky-sack, so much beloved in Berkeley.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 01:50 PM (SRKgf)

115 I make America bunch of flag waving patriots when you no longer have Boston, DC, Philadelphia, Miami, San Fransisco, and Los Angels.

You thank me then.

Posted by: Phat Boi at April 18, 2017 01:50 PM (HTdUD)

116 I'm surprised Calcaterra managed to find time to write about something other than the unspeakable horror that is Chief Wahoo long enough to shovel out some different proggy bullshit.

He used to be entertaining writing ShysterBall at The Hardball Times. At some point, he decided that what readers REALLY wanted wasn't amusingly snarky baseball commentary but instead his by-the-numbers leftism.

Posted by: radar at April 18, 2017 01:50 PM (hBpl8)

117 So, I've seen the cover of the next print edition of National Review. It's kind hardcore against climate alarmism.

I'm afraid my wife will either throw it away before I can see it or start an argument with me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:50 PM (/prE6)

118
Also banned from sports because too 'Merica and patriotic: hot dogs, apple pie, tailgating, beer hats, BBQ, fried pickles, peanut butter, hot wings, baseball, basketball, american football, lacrosse. Posted by: LizLem

Foam fingers

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 18, 2017 01:51 PM (lKyWE)

119 Houston had 302 murders in 2016 compared to 303 in 2015.
We were always between 250 and 300 except for the Katrina influx years. I know we had over 350 murders in 2006 and 2007.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 18, 2017 01:51 PM (39cXK)

120 Don't forget hacky-sack, so much beloved in Berkeley.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 01:50 PM (SRKgf)

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Really???

That's still a thing???


Hackeysack was a big deal when I was in college several decades ago.

I was actually sorta good at it.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:51 PM (8XRCm)

121 Foam fingers
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic

come over here for a sec

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at April 18, 2017 01:51 PM (FZYNt)

122 Once again, it isn't like this is some new thing that just started because of Trump. Who hasn't seen giant flags on baseball or football fields? The guy's a sports reporter which means he's heard the national anthem and "God Bless America" 10,000 times at games and suddenly, he's triggered by it?

Nah - he's just trying to get attention, in a pathetic way.

When the Blue Jays play in the states they always play both the Canuck and American anthem. Is that political? A reaffirmation of NAFTA? Or just, hell, what you do before baseball games?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 01:52 PM (s7vJs)

123 >>>Breitbart did.

Yeah, I went to his book signing for Righeous Indignation. He offered "I love your blog" and then quickly added "I only read the comments."

He wasn't being snarky or dismissive. He just had no filter. He'd later explain that he would always download all the comments on the site before an airplane trip, then read them on the flight. He liked them just as comments but also considered it important political research -- he said he read the comments to know the pulse of what the conservative movement was feeling.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:52 PM (8rNrN)

124 I have never had one, but fried pickles strike me as un-American.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2017 01:52 PM (gIRsn)

125 Our new National Sports will be Soccer and The Ribbon On A Stick Thingy.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (8XRCm)


And Bobbing for Apples, too. Lefties like anything that bans the use of the opposable thumb. It was the opposable thumb that allowed Man to advance and dominate the other species so all use of it in the future will need to be outlawed.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 18, 2017 01:52 PM (zc3Db)

126 Our new National Sports will be Soccer and The Ribbon On A Stick Thingy.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (8XRCm)

Gymnastics ribbons?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAQIjeSBFXk

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 01:52 PM (7HtZB)

127 peanut butter
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PB is OK since many people think it was created by a POC.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 18, 2017 01:52 PM (SsblQ)

128 122 Once again, it isn't like this is some new thing that just started because of Trump. Who hasn't seen giant flags on baseball or football fields? The guy's a sports reporter which means he's heard the national anthem and "God Bless America" 10,000 times at games and suddenly, he's triggered by it?

Nah - he's just trying to get attention, in a pathetic way.

When the Blue Jays play in the states they always play both the Canuck and American anthem. Is that political? A reaffirmation of NAFTA? Or just, hell, what you do before baseball games?
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 01:52 PM (s7vJs)

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

An indication that World War III will start because nationalism caused World War II.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 01:52 PM (/prE6)

129 Its worsethan you think. He was saying so in response to complaints that sports journalists are being too political. so he said "Yeah? yeah? What about the FLAAAAAAAAAAAGG!!?!?!?!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 01:53 PM (39g3+)

130 and as I've mentioned, he pitched me multiple schemes for a Breitbart/Ace site, either adding ace to the Breitbart blogs or doing some other cross-pollinization thing, in order to steal the commenters. (He was pretty upfront about this as well -- as I said, no filter.)

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:53 PM (8rNrN)

131 I make America bunch of flag waving patriots when you no longer have Boston, DC, Philadelphia, Miami, San Fransisco, and Los Angels.

You thank me then.

Posted by: Phat Boi at April 18, 2017 01:50 PM (HTdUD)

I probably will, Big Guy.

*no offense to THE Big Guy*

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 01:53 PM (Jcg9Q)

132 Look I am sure this chicken cattitorrie person was a spas and was always picked last.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 01:53 PM (KlI/a)

133 Now what did these three cities have in common?

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the federal government did not give them adequate funds to address poverty, affordable housing, education, sports programs for youths, drug diversion programs, j*bs training, green energy, senior citizens centers and other necessary programs...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 18, 2017 01:53 PM (1A/Z7)

134 So, I've seen the cover of the next print edition of National Review. It's kind hardcore against climate alarmism.

The expert climatologists have been warning us that the world as we know it will end in ten years. They have been saying this for thirty years.

Posted by: Las Vegas Sports Book at April 18, 2017 01:54 PM (LQN6G)

135 Also banned from sports because too 'Merica and patriotic: hot dogs, apple pie, tailgating, beer hats, BBQ, fried pickles, peanut butter, hot wings, baseball, basketball, american football, lacrosse. Posted by: LizLem

Foam fingers

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skimpily clad busty cheerleaders

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 01:54 PM (PNcou)

136 >>Also banned from sports because too 'Merica and patriotic: hot dogs,
apple pie, tailgating, beer hats, BBQ, fried pickles, peanut butter, hot
wings, baseball, basketball, american football, lacrosse.



Also, the national anthem and chants of "USA!USA!USA!"

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 01:54 PM (NOIQH)

137 I still haven't figured out what possessed Jason Whitock to write the article on the effects that Silicon Valley has had on sports reporting.

Whitlock had his start in Kansas City and wrote with regularity here for 10+ years. I always felt he had a real leftist bent. In fact, he ran with falsehoods on Rush Limbaugh when he tried to purchase the Rams in the KC Star.

Posted by: JT in KC at April 18, 2017 01:54 PM (O4CF7)

138 What a brilliant marketing strategy: piss off the majority of your audience, which just happens to be straight white males.

Does NBC care about making money off sports? Or have they seriously crossed the line where preaching ideology takes priority over profits? I can't believe anyone can be that stupid.

Posted by: Mike at April 18, 2017 01:54 PM (5OI/g)

139 Breitbart put a value on the Horde?

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (FZYNt)

140 The Yukon river has changed direction due to global warming.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (vRcUp)

141 86 Yes, indeed, get rid of all national flags.
Don't have borders, don't need flags.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 01:44 PM (67teE)


Never happen. We'll just have an Earth Flag. And an Earth Anthem. And an Earth Pledge. And we'll need an enemy. Mars is too close. Maybe Saturn.

We'll have bumper stickers. Earth - Love It or Leave It. Earth - Planet of the Xhes and Home of the Gays. Earth Corps - The Galactic 911.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (ATQUV)

142 The expert climatologists have been warning us that the world as we know it will end in ten years. They have been saying this for thirty years.

Posted by: Las Vegas Sports Book at April 18, 2017 01:54 PM (LQN6G)


Everybody knows that climatologists talk about the impending doom of Man in dog-years.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (zc3Db)

143 When the Blue Jays play in the states they always play both the Canuck and American anthem. Is that political? A reaffirmation of NAFTA? Or just, hell, what you do before baseball games?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 01:52 PM (s7vJs)

Honest question: you've never seen an NHL game?

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (Jcg9Q)

144 JT in KC

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I never did like Whitlock.

Everything about race first, leftism in general.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (8XRCm)

145
The Moronic Pulse

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (SlZiq)

146 >>> >>They won't describe Mother's Day as racist. They'll say it's heteronormative or something.

I fully expect every Mother's Day ad in the next five years to look like the "Women and Women First" booksellers in Portlandia. It will be hilarious. And sad. Sadlarious?

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (hvf9s)

147 "I'm surprised Calcaterra managed to find time to write about something other than the unspeakable horror that is Chief Wahoo long enough to shovel out some different proggy bullshit.

He used to be entertaining writing ShysterBall at The Hardball Times. At some point, he decided that what readers REALLY wanted wasn't amusingly snarky baseball commentary but instead his by-the-numbers leftism.
"
-Posted by: radar at April 18, 2017 01:50 PM (hBpl

Please post more often. I don't know what happened, except NBC.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (6gk0M)

148 Now what did these three cities have in common?

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Obvious. No high speed rail.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 01:56 PM (7ZVPa)

149 139 Breitbart put a value on the Horde?

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (FZYNt)

Yeah, but we escaped anyway.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 18, 2017 01:56 PM (RD7QR)

150 ...and I just answered my own question.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 01:56 PM (6gk0M)

151 >>>I still haven't figured out what possessed Jason Whitock to write the article on the effects that Silicon Valley has had on sports reporting.

Whitlock had his start in Kansas City and wrote with regularity here for 10+ years. I always felt he had a real leftist bent. In fact, he ran with falsehoods on Rush Limbaugh when he tried to purchase the Rams in the KC Star.


...

yeah. Definitely lefty. However, there are schisms in the left too. He may just be sick of these people.

Also, while Whitlock is a lefty, he has often been a smart contrarian, even if from the left. This is not the first time he's attacked the left or some cherished shibboleth of the left.

I may be misremembering, but I think I remember him knocking Race Hucksterism on several occasions.


Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:56 PM (8rNrN)

152 I miss Breitbart so much. I have a feeling that he read more than just the comments but loved the horde's infallible wit and snark.

Posted by: Cheri at April 18, 2017 01:56 PM (oiNtH)

153 >>>145
The Moronic Pulse

Vox moroni, vox dei.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:57 PM (8rNrN)

154 Now what did these three cities have in common?

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none won the super bowl last year. Just like you-know-who

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 01:57 PM (PNcou)

155 I have never had one, but fried pickles strike me as un-American.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2017 01:52 PM (gIRsn)



*douses you in bear bait*


Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 01:57 PM (mf5HN)

156 PB is OK since many people think it was created by a POC.
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we have to ban PB because there might be someone in the stands who is allergic to it.

and ban peanuts too, for the children.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 18, 2017 01:57 PM (1A/Z7)

157 Dude was probably a late twenty-something, Making a Name and when he finally got the NBC gig?

He "Knew The Deal".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 01:57 PM (6gk0M)

158
Does NBC care about making money off sports? Or have they seriously crossed the line where preaching ideology takes priority over profits? I can't believe anyone can be that stupid.


Posted by: Mike at April 18, 2017 01:54 PM (5OI/g)

They have a parent company to support them in their endeavors, however unprofitable.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 01:57 PM (Jcg9Q)

159 140 The Yukon river has changed direction due to global warming.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (vRcUp)

It's flowing back into Canada?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at April 18, 2017 01:58 PM (RD7QR)

160 Sports "Journalist:" The American Flag Is "Political" And We Must Keep Politics Out of Sports By Not Showing the Flag

The American flag is extremist and out of the mainstream, yet trannies and social justice are totes normal?

These people live in their own little bubble... and like a bubble about to burst this bubblegum crisis will continue to grow until is blows up all over every one...

Posted by: The AD Hat at April 18, 2017 01:58 PM (rUIbB)

161 Sadlarious?

Posted by: LizLem


Awesome. I am going to steal that!

Posted by: Cheri at April 18, 2017 01:58 PM (oiNtH)

162 Obvious. No high speed rail.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 01:56 PM (7ZVPa)

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Philly has high speed rail. It just can't stay on the rail at high speed....

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 01:58 PM (PNcou)

163 People like him are the reason I'm running electricity out to the flagpole so I can run a spotlight and fly Old Glory 24 / 7.

Effem. War.

Even if this is only a gentle psyop, war nonetheless.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at April 18, 2017 01:58 PM (KGH7Z)

164 the federal government did not give them adequate funds to address poverty, affordable housing, education, sports programs for youths, drug diversion programs, j*bs training, green energy, senior citizens centers and other necessary programs...
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 18, 2017 01:53 PM (1A/Z7)



No midnight basketball! Or midnight bail bondsmen!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (SRKgf)

165 Let's see. We can't fly the flag at sporting events and the teams' mascots have to be changed because it might offend a couple of the right people. Etc, etc, etc.

Gawd, I hate the left. They suck all the fun out of everything.

Posted by: Abby Normal at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (cQO95)

166 Also banned from sports because too 'Merica and patriotic:

Posted by: LizLem

Foam fingers

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skimpily clad busty cheerleaders
Posted by: buzzsaw90



WAR.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (67teE)

167 Incidentally, Breitbart is far from the only one who's praised/coveted the commenters here. Several big bloggers and pundits have too, and some of them have also contrasted you guys to their own commenters, saying unfavorable things about their own, and asking how I managed to get the good commenters.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (8rNrN)

168 ..."I may be misremembering, but I think I remember him knocking Race Hucksterism on several a couple of occasions."
-Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:56 PM (8rNrN)

Now you're good, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (6gk0M)

169 *douses you in bear bait*

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i am guessing that this is not fried pickles

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (PNcou)

170 Gawd, I hate the left. They suck all the fun out of everything.



They can suck the fun outta my dick.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (67teE)

171 >>> and as I've mentioned, he pitched me multiple schemes for a Breitbart/Ace site, either adding ace to the Breitbart blogs or doing some other cross-pollinization thing, in order to steal the commenters. (He was pretty upfront about this as well -- as I said, no filter.)

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:53 PM (8rNrN)


Awwww that's kind of sweet!

I'm pondering now what Ace being added to Breitbart might have looked like had Andrew survived. Also if the great writer migration from Breitbart in last year's election would have happened were he still at the helm. And if Ace would have been one of them. So many what ifs and parallel universes there...

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (hvf9s)

172 If refusing to salute the flag, taking a knee instead, is a political statement, then displaying the flag in a patriotic manner is also political.

The fact is that there are some kinds of political statements, like a declaration of love for one's country, are acceptable in polite company. It is the default. Almost to a person, if you ask an American, "Do you love your country?", they will proudly say "Yes!". For those who want to put out a political statement that America should not be loved, they need to choose their forum more carefully. It is acceptable in the university quad. It is not acceptable at a sporting event, unless those running the event want to lose their customers.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (R+30W)

173 and as I've mentioned, he pitched me multiple schemes for a Breitbart/Ace site, either adding ace to the Breitbart blogs or doing some other cross-pollinization thing, in order to steal the commenters. (He was pretty upfront about this as well -- as I said, no filter.)

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:53 PM (8rNrN)


I believe we discussed the value each commenter would add to the sales price and I decided I was worth at least, at the very least, a whole 0.000083 cents.

At least.

Someone had a picture of him at an airport with tablet in hand and the site pulled up on the screen.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (mf5HN)

174
PB is OK since many people think it was created by a POC.

It becomes oppressive if you combine it with chocolate though

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (lKyWE)

175 I have never had one, but fried pickles strike me as un-American.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2017 01:52 PM (gIRsn)

Fried jello was the winning new food at the Texas State Fair last year.

It sucked and was a complete waste of 8 bucks.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (Jcg9Q)

176 -Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (8rNrN)

Because we "Police Our Own". To our own detriment, at times.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (6gk0M)

177 Incidentally, Breitbart is far from the only one who's praised/coveted the commenters here. Several big bloggers and pundits have too, and some of them have also contrasted you guys to their own commenters, saying unfavorable things about their own, and asking how I managed to get the good commenters.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (8rNrN)

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Soooooooo.........

.... does this mean you're not going to yell at us any more????


Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (8XRCm)

178 Vox moroni, vox deli.

#FTFY!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (1A/Z7)

179 ..."I may be misremembering, but I think I remember him knocking Race Hucksterism on several a couple of occasions."

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Race Bannon's adopted black brother?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (PNcou)

180 Honest question: you've never seen an NHL game?

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (Jcg9Q)

No, I haven't. Do the Canucks and Yanks fight it out in the stands while their anthems are playing or boo or what?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 02:01 PM (s7vJs)

181 I always thought jocksniffing sportswriters were the kinds of fellas that liked to talk trash, snap towels and rub icy-hot on their genitalia as a goof. Who knew they were so bitchy?

Posted by: Fritz at April 18, 2017 02:01 PM (2Mnv1)

182 2017 only had been deemed crazy in the liberals' minds.

Posted by: bretzysdude at April 18, 2017 02:02 PM (rIbZN)

183 Several big bloggers and pundits have too, and some of them have also contrasted you guys to their own commenters, saying unfavorable things about their own, and asking how I managed to get the good commenters.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (8rNrN)

I suspect the ban on wearing pants had much to do with it.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 02:02 PM (s7vJs)

184 On Whitlock, I don't follow sports or especially sports journalists (If I watch a game, why do I have to watch fat guys talking about it later?), but my first encounter with him was linking him on the blog for saying something I agreed with, some center-right thing knocking the left or grievance politics or racial hucksterism. that sort of thing.

I thought, wrongly, he was of the right, but commenters told me was consistently a churlish lefty.

Anyway, so I did add that to my mental dossier on him, and I believe commenters (who would know much more about it than me).

But I wanted to note that, that my first memory of this guy's mere existence was about an article he wrote that knocked the left.

Like I said: He does have a contrarian streak.



Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:02 PM (8rNrN)

185 Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (8XRCm)

We're all waiting for a 20% raise.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2017 02:02 PM (fDdVG)

186 This d-bag is part of Mike Florio's crew (Pro Football Talk). And I am serious when I write that Florio has more than anyone else been responsible for the big leftward move in sports reporting. He laces SJW comments in everything and lazy sports outlets (e.g. ESPN) have been using Florio's sites for content for years.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 18, 2017 02:02 PM (OD2ni)

187 We're all waiting for a 20% raise.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2017 02:02 PM (fDdVG)



Or at least ampersands.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:03 PM (SRKgf)

188 Vox moroni, vox deli.





Vox deli? Pastrami on rye please.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:04 PM (67teE)

189 Huff Po is upset that Victoria's Secret thinks that hot women are hot.

http://tinyurl.com/knfa4fo

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 02:04 PM (7HtZB)

190 -Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:02 PM (8rNrN)

Good nose because he's willing to mix-it-up, but he's a Lefty.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:04 PM (6gk0M)

191 Someone on the radio this morning was bemoaning the Millennials plight and what implications it has for us.

His main point was that this generation, up to early 30s or so, has pretty much grown up only hearing one side of the issues. This tends to warp thinking and robs them of an important counter when it comes to looking at, er, extreme positions. In other words, the capacity to self-moderate is lacking in that generation. So hence we're seeing really far out crap being taken as mainstream by the Left...since their logic chains usually lead them there absent any moderation or other perspectives.

So this guy has been marinating in the left's fever-swamp for a long time, which has the effect of robbing him of the ability to even think through these kinds of things. To the extent he can, he's only able to apply clumsy moral equivalencies to the issues, instead of actually thinking through the differences. Ergo, a flag = partisan politics.

TLDR - he's an idiot.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 18, 2017 02:04 PM (PFy0L)

192 >>>180 Honest question: you've never seen an NHL game?

i went to one NHL game.

They told me "watching it live is better, because you can follow the action. It's exciting!"



I have to turn in my man card now because So Bored.

But I'm always bored at live events, to be honest. I wound up demolishing a relationship with a girl I liked an awful lot because I couldn't sit still through this classical music concert she had her heart set on.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:04 PM (8rNrN)

193 Because we "Police Our Own". To our own detriment, at times.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (6gk0M)

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We're like the NHL....... well.... like they used to be.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:04 PM (8XRCm)

194 Honest question: you've never seen an NHL game?

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 01:55 PM (Jcg9Q)

No, I haven't. Do the Canucks and Yanks fight it out in the stands while their anthems are playing or boo or what?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 02:01 PM (s7vJs)

Don't know about that, but then again I'm a Wingnut.

Before each and every game both the American and Canadian national anthems are played. Not sure which one goes first or why, but they do.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:05 PM (Jcg9Q)

195 >>> Foam fingers
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skimpily clad busty cheerleaders
Posted by: buzzsaw90
WAR.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (67teE)

Don't worry, it's just the elbows what are banned.

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 02:05 PM (hvf9s)

196 We're all waiting for a 20% raise.

That's so pecuniary.

I came here for the boobs. I believe I was promised boobs.

*drums fingers on desk*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2017 02:05 PM (gIRsn)

197 We're all waiting for a 20% raise.

---


#2000weeks

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (PNcou)

198 "Venezeula...everything is breaking down and apart, collapsing."

Sean Penn, Danny Glover, and other vacuum skulled hollywood nitwits unavailable for comment.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, still a Tigers fan at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (1aMQH)

199 Oh I forgot to add NASCAR to my ban list! silly me.
Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 01:48 PM (hvf9s)

I will now tell my only NASCAR joke, which NASCAR enthusiasts do not love.

NASCAR, what do it stand fer?

Non Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (kXoT0)

200 Slapweasel-

Calcaterra is a lawyer by trade. He had his own little baseball blog, ShysterBall. It was fairly popular as a lighthearted fan take that also incorporated a fair bit of sabermetrics while they were first becoming prominent. He then was picked up by a bigger group blog, The Hardball Times. At this point, aside from bitching about the Indians name/mascot and supposed racist stereotypes of Latin players as "lazy", he didn't inject politics much.

Once he was hired by NBC, he started going into prog overdrive. This was near the beginning of the Obama administration, which he frequently slobbered over. At that point, I stopped reading.

Posted by: radar at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (hBpl8)

201 >>>.... does this mean you're not going to yell at us any more????


I think it's the yelling that keeps you guys interesting. Like in a zombie movie -- it's the notion that you could all be attacked at any moment that enlivens you with the energy of adrenaline and survival instinct.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (8rNrN)

202 Incidentally, Breitbart is far from the only one who's praised/coveted the commenters here. Several big bloggers and pundits have too, and some of them have also contrasted you guys to their own commenters, saying unfavorable things about their own, and asking how I managed to get the good commenters.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (8rNrN)



You let us say fuck and discuss whatever the hell comes into our heads at any given moment and only yell at us when we really really really really really super extra deserve it and not when we deserve it all those other times.


Plus, you know, the no pants thing. That's a major part too.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (mf5HN)

203 Several big bloggers and pundits have too, and some of them have also contrasted you guys to their own commenters, saying unfavorable things about their own, and asking how I managed to get the good commenters.

Posted by: ace



Honestly? Because you don't ride us like an ex-wife.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (67teE)

204 IMHO, The quality of comments has an inverse relationship to the anonymous factor.

Personally I've never said anything here abusive or out of line, but living where I do in a deep blue part of a blue state, I keep my politics close to the vest. Expressing conservative opinions tied to meatspace me could make life difficult.

For all I know there might be some neighbors of mine commenting here but the anonymous nics will never give them away.



Posted by: Boots at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (EBwPV)

205 But I'm always bored at live events, to be honest. I wound up demolishing a relationship with a girl I liked an awful lot because I couldn't sit still through this classical music concert she had her heart set on.



Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:04 PM (8rNrN)

Well I understand the classical concert thing. Kudos to you for even considering it.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (Jcg9Q)

206 The lovely Trish Regan has some sort of gold metal clasp that is blinding my eyes. I do so wish she would remove it!


Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at April 18, 2017 02:07 PM (8iiMU)

207 Before each and every game both the American and Canadian national anthems are played. Not sure which one goes first or why, but they do.
Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:05 PM (Jcg9Q)

I would reckon in Canada, they play theirs first, while in Ammurica, they play ours first, but, then I ain't no protocol expert like Moochie O.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at April 18, 2017 02:07 PM (kXoT0)

208 Several big bloggers and pundits have too, and some of them have also contrasted you guys to their own commenters, saying unfavorable things about their own, and asking how I managed to get the good commenters.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (8rNrN)


Well, clearly, go to bed early, get up late, maintain your anonymity, and whatever you do, don't follow any silly trends in web software. Vintage is always cool.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2017 02:07 PM (wB8Tg)

209 "Also, while Whitlock is a lefty, he has often been a smart contrarian, even if from the left. This is not the first time he's attacked the left or some cherished shibboleth of the left."


Whitlock had one of the best takes on the Mizzou "hunger strike" BS from a couple of years ago. I do think he is a liberal, but starting to see the damage that the SJW's are wreaking, especially to his own party.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 18, 2017 02:08 PM (OD2ni)

210 >>>
Well I understand the classical concert thing. Kudos to you for even considering it.

it was so long. So long.

I really wish I could have kept it together though. I was giving off a lot of "I hate this" body language. Made it crap for her. Wish I could have just meditated or daydreamed or something.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:08 PM (8rNrN)

211 NASCAR, what do it stand fer?

Non Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (kXoT0)

What are we chopped liver?????

Posted by: Beer Pong at April 18, 2017 02:08 PM (hvf9s)

212 I wound up demolishing a relationship with a girl I liked an awful lot because I couldn't sit still through this classical music concert she had her heart set on.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:04 PM (8rNrN)

My first "Serious" girlfriend was an Opera Major and singer in College...She dragged ...urhh..took me to an Opera once...Oh that relationship ended well? LOL

After all everyone here knows what a classy guy I am? LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:08 PM (KlI/a)

213 ..."Once he was hired by NBC, he started going into prog overdrive. This was near the beginning of the Obama administration, which he frequently slobbered over. At that point, I stopped reading."
-Posted by: radar at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (hBpl

Thank you for confirming my "bias"...lol.

I still read "The Hardball Times" nearly every day.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (6gk0M)

214 It is plain that displaying a flag, any flag, is a political act, and different people will react to political statements in different ways. I for one am not interested in any type of tone policing. The emotional labor required to educate people is immense and is additional weight that is put on those who are already forced to defend their human rights.

Please, respect our right to complain about political acts, so that we can have a constructive dialogue about public policy and baseball. The crisis affecting our nation deserves this. We all deserve this. Baseball deserves this, because otherwise it is just one more phallocentric exaltation of the patriarchy we can no longer afford to support.

Posted by: Editrix von Wellesley at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (CPk08)

215 Still trying to grapple with the concept of some other site wanting US.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (PNcou)

216 185
Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (8XRCm)



We're all waiting for a 20% raise.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 18, 2017 02:02 PM (fDdVG)

I'd settle for beer being delivered to my desk on Fridays at 3pm, or a work-at-home / no pants day. And Ace can keep the Christmas Gift of United Airlines vouchers.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (jxbfJ)

217 I think it's the yelling that keeps you guys interesting. Like in a zombie movie -- it's the notion that you could all be attacked at any moment that enlivens you with the energy of adrenaline and survival instinct.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (8rNrN)


The great thing is, this is kind of self-sustaining. A lot of people have taken up that cause.

Even me a few times.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (wB8Tg)

218 Several big bloggers and pundits have too, and some of them have also contrasted you guys to their own commenters, saying unfavorable things about their own, and asking how I managed to get the good commenters.

I used to bemoan the almost total lack of comments on my blog and wonder how you managed to pull together such an interesting and wise group of wise crackers together (other than myself).

The I realized... it was because of you, Ace. Your writing, your style, your humor, your commentary on events, your responses and wit. That's what pulled people in here. What created Ace of Spades HQ was you, and you alone. Your ability and writing and mind are not just irreplaceable, but irreproducable. People came here because of you and formed a community because of your genius and humor.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (39g3+)

219 >>Plus, you know, the no pants thing. That's a major part too.
>>Honestly? Because you don't ride us like an ex-wife.


Heh, all of this, plus no comment registration thingy like disqus so that we can post as BEN ROETHLISBERGER, Mary Cloggenstein, etc. - encourages the silly.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (NOIQH)

220 Well, clearly, go to bed early, get up late, maintain your anonymity, and whatever you do, don't follow any silly trends in web software. Vintage is always cool.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2017 02:07 PM (wB8Tg)

Yeah, make me comment with Discus, or Fakebook, or Twatter, I be gone.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (kXoT0)

221 Vox moroni, vox dei.
Posted by: ace


Wait, we're Mormons now?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 18, 2017 02:10 PM (GgzGa)

222 "I think it's the yelling that keeps you guys interesting. Like in a zombie movie -- it's the notion that you could all be attacked at any moment that enlivens you with the energy of adrenaline and survival instinct."
-Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (8rNrN)

LMFA- *banned*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:10 PM (6gk0M)

223 I love classical music, opera not so much but I could be won over, I think.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 18, 2017 02:10 PM (zsHGH)

224 four things make this place great:

the style guide, The Barrel, Pixy and, most importantly, Minx 0.7 alpha!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 18, 2017 02:10 PM (1A/Z7)

225 I love going to hockey games & the orchestra.

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 02:10 PM (7HtZB)

226 I think it's the yelling that keeps you guys interesting. Like in a zombie movie -- it's the notion that you could all be attacked at any moment that enlivens you with the energy of adrenaline and survival instinct.
Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (8rNrN)

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Heh...

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:10 PM (8XRCm)

227 After all everyone here knows what a classy guy I am? LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:08 PM (KlI/a)

So you gave her a teeth cleaning on your first date?

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:10 PM (Jcg9Q)

228
Vox moroni, vox dei.


I love it when Ace speaks French! (No homo).

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (SlZiq)

229 "Wait, we're Mormons now?"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 18, 2017 02:10 PM (GgzGa)

Don't Piss Him Off.

*puts on underwear*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (6gk0M)

230 Well I understand the classical concert thing. Kudos to you for even considering it.

it was so long. So long.



A girlfriend once talked me into attending a performance of a Wagner opera (I've forgotten which one).

FIVE FUCKING HOURS of yodeling.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (SRKgf)

231 I'm confused. Was the sports guy being sarcastic, or was he serious and then tried to walk it back?


Wait, never mind. I just realized I don't give a shit.

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (CLKfs)

232
I feel Gomez Adams now.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (SlZiq)

233 The I realized... it was because of you, Ace. Your writing, your style, your humor, your commentary on events, your responses and wit. That's what pulled people in here. What created Ace of Spades HQ was you, and you alone. Your ability and writing and mind are not just irreplaceable, but irreproducable. People came here because of you and formed a community because of your genius and humor.

Plus him and some of the Co-bloggers give hand jobs if you ask politely.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut IN at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (CPk08)

234 The one thing I don't think I could stand would be opera.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt, nervous that the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs lost four in a row at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (8iiMU)

235
My first "Serious" girlfriend was an Opera Major and singer in College...She dragged ...urhh..took me to an Opera once...Oh that relationship ended well? LOL

After all everyone here knows what a classy guy I am? LMAO
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:08 PM (KlI/a)

I wasn't a voice major, but I took a number of voice classes and opera classes as my fine arts electives, and wound up performing in several productions. I would keep my "opera whore" makeup on after a show to go to frat parties, since I was a little sister of one of them. I figured it was a nice blending of the two...

Posted by: moki at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (V+V48)

236 Vox moroni, vox dei.
Posted by: ace

Are those good websites?

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (Jcg9Q)

237 Wish I could have just meditated or daydreamed or something.


I rarely recommend marijuana as a life choice, but this seems like a circumstance in which it would have been apt.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (gIRsn)

238 Because you don't ride us like an ex-wife.

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if the ex had ridden me more, she wouldn't be the ex...


Posted by: redc1c4 at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (1A/Z7)

239 NHL games - I saw TGO play several times live. OUTSTANDING!!! Maybe you just went to a crap game with crap teams.

Posted by: Strobe at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (gbWkA)

240 and asking how I managed to get the good commenters.

Posted by: ace

--

We can say almost anything, and don't have to register on fascistbook.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (7ZVPa)

241
Roman Moroni never forgets a farrrrgin face!

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (SlZiq)

242 And what Christopher Taylor said at #218

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (NOIQH)

243 But I'm always bored at live events, to be honest. I wound up demolishing a relationship with a girl I liked an awful lot because I couldn't sit still through this classical music concert she had her heart set on.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:04 PM (8rNrN)


You really need an introverted girl. Because you're a homebody.

Also the whole fugitive-secret-lair thing.

Mind you, that's the problem with introverts, they never meet each other.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (wB8Tg)

244 I would reckon in Canada, they play theirs first, while in Ammurica, they play ours first, but, then I ain't no protocol expert like Moochie O.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at April 18, 2017 02:07 PM (kXoT0)
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It's either vice versa or else the other way round.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 18, 2017 02:12 PM (SsblQ)

245 Yeah, make me comment with Discus, or Fakebook, or Twatter, I be gone.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (kXoT0)



Yep. Same here. I've punted sites for implementing that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:12 PM (SRKgf)

246 Heh, all of this, plus no comment registration thingy like disqus so that we can post as BEN ROETHLISBERGER, Mary Cloggenstein, etc. - encourages the silly.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (NOIQH)

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Yep.

What other blog let's "Masturbatin' Pete" fly as a handle??

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:12 PM (8XRCm)

247 Classical concerts are more powerful and engaging than people give them credit for, but it does have to be the right kind of piece. Organ Concerto, Symphony for the New World, 1812 overture, that kind of thing. If its just some random piece or something too modernist, its going to just be boredom or pain.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:12 PM (39g3+)

248 I think its the yelling that keeps you guys interesting.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 18, 2017 02:12 PM (OD2ni)

249 So you gave her a teeth cleaning on your first date?
Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:10 PM (Jcg9Q)

I was still in College...I just turned on the charm...Cough Cough.

Actually I think I had just gotten into Dental School. But I did let her play with my tool

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:12 PM (KlI/a)

250 and asking how I managed to get the good commenters.

You mean this isn't the line for the buffet?!

Posted by: Joey 'Two Spoons' Biden at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (869hn)

251 A girlfriend once talked me into attending a performance of a Wagner opera (I've forgotten which one).

FIVE FUCKING HOURS of yodeling.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (SRKgf)

They don't sell booze at operas, do they?

(I've never been to one)

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (Jcg9Q)

252 I think it's the yelling that keeps you guys interesting. Like in a zombie movie -- it's the notion that you could all be attacked at any moment that enlivens you with the energy of adrenaline and survival instinct.

---

after 20 years of marriage, it seems unnatural to NOT have that feeling.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (PNcou)

253 I couldn't sit still through this classical music concert she had her heart set on.

It was test. A trial run, if you will. You failed.

Not saying that's a bad thing.

Posted by: pep at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (NrQPT)

254 I really wish I could have kept it together though. I was giving off a lot of "I hate this" body language. Made it crap for her. Wish I could have just meditated or daydreamed or something.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:08 PM (8rNrN)


Should have went in for a mish grab.

#OpportunityWasted

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (ATQUV)

255 You know who else liked operas? Well Wagnerian ones.

Posted by: Strobe at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (gbWkA)

256 They don't sell booze at operas, do they?

(I've never been to one)
Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (Jcg9Q)

Most sell wine or champagne during the intermissions.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (kXoT0)

257 lets just ban sports and sportswriters. it's all racist bullshit anyway. easy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (KP5rU)

258 230
Well I understand the classical concert thing. Kudos to you for even considering it.



it was so long. So long.





A girlfriend once talked me into attending a performance of a Wagner opera (I've forgotten which one).



FIVE FUCKING HOURS of yodeling.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (SRKgf)

Amazing what us guys will do under the pretenses of getting a "tickle" afterwards.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (jxbfJ)

259 Still trying to grapple with the concept of some other site wanting US.

It is plain to see that many of the horde are smart and knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects.

Sometimes it is difficult for an individual to identify his or her own sense of self worth as having 'value'.

Take pride in who you are. You are important and make a valuable contribution.

Posted by: Brenda, from Human Resources at April 18, 2017 02:14 PM (LQN6G)

260 What other blog let's "Masturbatin' Pete" fly as a handle??
Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:12 PM (8XRCm)

he hasn't posted in a while. Did he finally go blind?

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 02:14 PM (7HtZB)

261 Still trying to grapple with the concept of some other site wanting US.
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (PNcou)



I think it's the hitting refresh like a rat hitting the button for the crack more so than the, you know, content of the comments.


Bander, fiiiiiiiiiiiiine since I feel slightly bad about dousing you with bear bait.

Boobs.

http://bit.ly/2oJ32MH

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:14 PM (mf5HN)

262 They don't sell booze at operas, do they?

(I've never been to one)
Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (Jcg9Q)


Wine, beer and generally lesser quality scotch, usu.

Load up and take a nap.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut IN at April 18, 2017 02:14 PM (CPk08)

263 202 Incidentally, Breitbart is far from the only one who's praised/coveted the commenters here. Several big bloggers and pundits have too, and some of them have also contrasted you guys to their own commenters, saying unfavorable things about their own, and asking how I managed to get the good commenters.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (8rNrN)


You let us say fuck and discuss whatever the hell comes into our heads at any given moment and only yell at us when we really really really really really super extra deserve it and not when we deserve it all those other times.


Plus, you know, the no pants thing. That's a major part too.
Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:06 PM (mf5HN)





Exhibit A...

Posted by: moki at April 18, 2017 02:14 PM (V+V48)

264 Wagner = cacophony. fucking awful.

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2017 02:14 PM (c6/9Q)

265 >>I think its the yelling that keeps you guys interesting.


Posted by: Amy Schumer


I DON'T GET IT!?!

Posted by: BEN ROESTHILBERGER at April 18, 2017 02:15 PM (NOIQH)

266 229 "Wait, we're Mormons now?"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 18, 2017 02:10 PM (GgzGa)

Don't Piss Him Off.

*puts on underwear*

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that better be magic underwear

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:15 PM (PNcou)

267 A girlfriend once talked me into attending a performance of a Wagner opera (I've forgotten which one).



FIVE FUCKING HOURS of yodeling.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (SRKgf)


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Mrs Fixer drug me off when we were dating to go see "Out of Africa".

Holy crap. I musta passed some kinda test.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:15 PM (8XRCm)

268 >>>The I realized... it was because of you, Ace. Your writing, your style, your humor, your commentary on events, your responses and wit. That's what pulled people in here. What created Ace of Spades HQ was you, and you alone. Your ability and writing and mind are not just irreplaceable, but irreproducable. People came here because of you and formed a community because of your genius and humor.

thanks but that's not it. Originally, yeah, a certain type of mind was attracted to this site. However, at some point you realize that commenters do half of the work for you (or more, on bad days), and that it's the commenters themselves writing most of the blog (blog plus comments).

At that point it's a self-sustaining thing -- commenters come here to see the other commenters, and the only way I can lose them is if I do something catastrophically stupid and drive most of them away. If I just lose a few, that's too bad, but it's not enough to drive away most commenters (and many readers).

A lot of times I just put up crap posts because 1, I'm lazy, and 2, it's obligatory shit I don't care about but must link, and 3, it's hard to have an opinion on everything, but a lot of it is 4, I'm kind of just expecting the commenters will make their own conversation and content whatever I write so it really doesn't matter that much if I write something good or not.

And seriously, after 11 years, I'm kind of all out of original observations and jokes. Even the stuff I've repeated to death I just don't feel like repeating any further. I can't keep making the observation that politics has become the religion of the godless. It's still true, but I can't say it for the 100th time.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:16 PM (8rNrN)

269 They don't sell booze at operas, do they?

(I've never been to one)
Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (Jcg9Q)



No, unfortunately.

I actually like classical music, and even some operas, but I needed a chiropractor to stand up after sitting with my knees against my chest for five hours. The only comparable thing was riding the shinkansen in Japan.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:16 PM (SRKgf)

270 "...and asking how I managed to get the good commenters."

Because you let us make up all sorts of goofy fantasy worlds here. Such as the Empress and her Ravage. That Buzzion is dead. The Outrage Outlet is an actual store.

And because there are different sorts of threads. Art. Gardening. Chess. Pets.

It attracts an eclectic crowd.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 02:16 PM (hLRSq)

271 Someone had a picture of him at an airport with tablet in hand and the site pulled up on the screen.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (mf5HN)


I saw that pic here, IIRC. What five, six years ago?

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 18, 2017 02:16 PM (/U083)

272 They don't sell booze at operas, do they?

(I've never been to one)
Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (Jcg9Q)

Yes, but they charge stadium prices. $9 for a Miller Lite.

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 02:16 PM (7HtZB)

273 You know who else liked operas? Well Wagnerian ones.

Posted by: Strobe at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (gbWkA)


Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 02:17 PM (hLRSq)

274
I had a sister who was 'borderline' everything. But she made a lot of friends who were also 'borderline' everything. One friend in particular had a husband who had instantaneous 'will call' ticket availability at any Philly sporting event. Said secret was passed to me for reasons unknown.

I found the sports only mildly entertaining. But the young women who watched as I whispered the super secret formula to get into any sporting event showed their appreciation in many ways that Peter North would nod approvingly at.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 18, 2017 02:17 PM (HTdUD)

275 I went with a girl at her insistence to see two hours of meaningless dialogue entitled Steel Magnolias. Fortunately, I was drunk at the time, so I mostly napped.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 02:17 PM (7ZVPa)

276 he hasn't posted in a while. Did he finally go blind?
Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 02:14 PM (7HtZB)

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I think him going all in on AntiTrumpenfuher has something to do with it.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:17 PM (8XRCm)

277 >>> My first "Serious" girlfriend was an Opera Major and singer in College...She dragged ...urhh..took me to an Opera once...Oh that relationship ended well? LOL After all everyone here knows what a classy guy I am? LMAO Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:08 PM (KlI/a)


Heh. Heathens, the lot of you! I am very, VERY lucky that I found a blue collar guy that loves Opera and classical music. HAve been to both together a few times. For Valentines Day this year, the movie part of dinner and a movie was a musical, and it was his idea to watch it! Yet he can build a house from the ground up and diagnose what is wrong with a car just by hearing it. My own version of Mike Rowe, were Mike Rowe six inches shorter than me and balding.

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 02:17 PM (hvf9s)

278 I don;t like Opera. When you can't understand the words, its less annoying, but if you can, its almost always the worst kind of crappy soap opera stupidity. Seriously, its like a 2 page story that takes 2 hours to tell because of all the music. And the songs are mostly:

I love her
I love her
How I love her
How will I tell her that I love her?

I love her, I love her, I love her, I love her

(repeat first verse 2 times)

(repeat chorus 15 times)

Its even worse than most "worship music" at churches.

There are exceptions. Gilbert and Sullivan are quite clever and fun. But mostly its crap and I am not fond of operatic singing. Something i noticed a while back is that a lot of the really big singers, the huge stars..... are off key often. Not by a lot, just enough.

I don't mind individual songs from Operas, but the whole thing is like a cupcake wrapped in bacon, deep fried, and served in a bathtub of sugar. A little is okay, but this is just too much and awful to begin with.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:17 PM (39g3+)

279
This is why you need to start a youtube channel and start peddling AoS Merch.

It's an untapped goldmine!

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 02:17 PM (SlZiq)

280 >> asking how I managed to get the good commenters.


I can't quit you, Ace.

Posted by: hornyfemaledolphin at April 18, 2017 02:17 PM (hMW5D)

281 240: I know lots of us used to frequent HotAir, but at least I was perturbed by AllahP's frequent whining and the decline in quality posts and then was completely run off when it switched to Facebook.

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2017 02:17 PM (CLKfs)

282 I came here for Haiku. and now no more Haiku. sad.

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2017 02:18 PM (c6/9Q)

283 Mrs Fixer drug me off when we were dating to go see "Out of Africa".

Holy crap. I musta passed some kinda test.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:15 PM (8XRCm)


The test was: will he sit through an epic drama with f*cking Meryl FUCKING Streep Oh Wasn'T Sophie's Choice Just So FUCKNG BLAAAAAAhrrrrrGGGG

I actually like Opera,. I like (some) Wagner. But "Out of Africa" made me want to throw things, assault strangers and cut myself even more than usual.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut IN at April 18, 2017 02:18 PM (CPk08)

284 The flag at a sporting event is innocuous, like ads on a subway.

A sportscaster spewing politics is obnoxious, like a bum who goes into a harangue on the subway between stations, because he knows you're trapped for the duration.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (vRcUp)

285 And seriously, after 11 years, I'm kind of all out of original observations and jokes. Even the stuff I've repeated to death I just don't feel like repeating any further. I can't keep making the observation that politics has become the religion of the godless. It's still true, but I can't say it for the 100th time.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:16 PM (8rNrN)



Refusing to continue beating the composite electrons that made up the atoms that used to make up that dead horse is a violation of the Moron Way.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (mf5HN)

286 I used to read most of Calcaterra's stuff but stopped when he started interjecting politics daily into his posts. The Chief Yahoo thing someone else mentioned was a constant from him, but when he moved into non-stop social commentary, and I think at one point last year he wrote some impassioned nonsense about how sports can't be separate from politics, I gave up completely.

Posted by: Cantankerous at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (jOSqt)

287 One world order, yeah right.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (Ot7+c)

288
We learned it from you, Dad. we learned it from you!

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (SlZiq)

289 AoSHQ - Come for the Comments, Stay for the Comments.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (hMW5D)

290
We take our cues from you, Ace.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (SlZiq)

291 a friend of mine told me "You should do top ten lists like you used to do."

I told him that honestly, I had a formula for those, plus some jokes I had in my head for a long time, but I used those jokes all up, and the formula got so old I couldn't use it anymore.

You just run out of stuff.

Any post that contains the words "I've said this before, but...." is kind of a tell that you're out of observations, and most of my posts say that now.

I'm not trying to be lazy, but --- hey. I have a limited number of cool thoughts and I think I finished up with most of them around 2007.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (8rNrN)

292
Gosh I hate Haiku
It should be banned from the blog.
Ace needs to ban it.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (8XRCm)

293 FIVE FUCKING HOURS of yodeling.

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she couldn't handjob you the whole time? Seems to me SHE failed the test.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (PNcou)

294 The I realized... it was because of you, Ace. Your writing, your style, your humor, your commentary on events, your responses and wit. That's what pulled people in here. What created Ace of Spades HQ was you, and you alone. Your ability and writing and mind are not just irreplaceable, but irreproducable. People came here because of you and formed a community because of your genius and humor.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor



Slow golf clap. Threadwinner.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:20 PM (67teE)

295 Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:16 PM (8rNrN)

It's been my belief all along that you have a couple professional comedians practicing their craft here, whether you know it or not.

I can't get thru the day (or usually even a thread) without almost being reduced to tears from laughter over something somebody posted.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:20 PM (Jcg9Q)

296 When was the last time we had a Top 10 List?

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2017 02:20 PM (hMW5D)

297 There is one way to fuck up a Blog...This is what ya do

1) Roll down the Window ( on your bike)
2) Throw out your left arm but with a limp wrist
3) Then take a 180 Degree Left turn against Traffic
4) while yelling " Taking a Johnson"!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:20 PM (KlI/a)

298 "Are we at the stage in this leftist propaganda farce when this nbc Shit says he got death threats?"

Why yes we are...went to calcawhatevah's "personal" writing blog, and it's right there.

Lot of ridicutarded leftist drivel all over that site. Which is a real shockah.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, still a Tigers fan at April 18, 2017 02:20 PM (1aMQH)

299 So ... funny story ...

... I was trying to find old articles from a guy with the pen-name of Ace. He wrote for Penthouse, I think - but his OpEds were extremely good.

That's how I found this place. Going on five years ago.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 18, 2017 02:20 PM (ATQUV)

300 And how many blogs are run by an Ewok that has a genuine golden Hobo Cull that he received from Donald Trump after being strapped to the front of Trump's RV for a week?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 02:20 PM (hLRSq)

301 Craig, clearly you were always picked last (if at all) for any sports activities during recess. This has apparently left an indelible mark on your fragile psyche. You should get over it, dear.

Posted by: the Butcher at April 18, 2017 02:20 PM (AGJqR)

302 275 I went with a girl at her insistence to see two hours of meaningless dialogue entitled Steel Magnolias. Fortunately, I was drunk at the time, so I mostly napped.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 02:17 PM (7ZVPa)

I actually wound up in a production of Steel Magnolias - an all-female play - for a girl. I went with her to her audition for the show, and at one point the director said "We need a dog barking here." So I volunteered to bark, and she cast me as the voice of the dog. The girl I went to the audition with didn't get any role.

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 02:20 PM (7HtZB)

303 And seriously, after 11 years, I'm kind of all out of original observations and jokes. Even the stuff I've repeated to death I just don't feel like repeating any further. I can't keep making the observation that politics has become the religion of the godless. It's still true, but I can't say it for the 100th time.

Posted by: ace


I can't blame you. The desire to not repeat an observation for the billionth time frequently keeps me quiet in threads, because really, how many times can you point out the same fact that explains many of the follies of what's left of our culture without sounding like a broken record?

So I branched out into limericks and one-liners. Which may have improved my comment quality.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 18, 2017 02:20 PM (9krrF)

304 A girlfriend once talked me into attending a performance of a Wagner opera (I've forgotten which one).

FIVE FUCKING HOURS of yodeling.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (SRKgf)
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It could have been worse. She could have made you sit through the entire Ring Cycle.

You got off easy.

Posted by: Boutros Boutros-Ghali at April 18, 2017 02:21 PM (sBOL1)

305 >>You just run out of stuff.


This has never happened to me.

Posted by: Peter North at April 18, 2017 02:21 PM (hMW5D)

306 It makes its own gravy, ace. I know this from fifteen years of running a Fantasy League where I have to keep them entertained.

League Rules are debated, players are debated, my attitude is debated.

...and I can lose people.

If it weren't for the League Members, we'd have no competition. If it weren't for my posts, we'd have a boring League.

Shit gets old and you can only say the same things for maybe seven years before you're out into The Wild Blue Yonder.

...but sports and politics changes every year.

Thank God!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:21 PM (6gk0M)

307 thanks but that's not it. Originally, yeah, a certain type of mind was attracted to this site. However, at some point you realize that commenters do half of the work for you (or more, on bad days), and that it's the commenters themselves writing most of the blog (blog plus comments).

Sure, I get that. After 10 years on my blog I really just don't give a crap any more. You burn out after a while, especially if you post too often. And yeah I know you will throw something against the wall realizing the commenters will run with it and make it something.

But the group you gathered here is because of your writing. Without your writing and humor (you still have it, you just don't feel it like you used to)... the commenters wouldn't be like this. You pulled us in and we stay because of the community.

And you still belt out a home run a couple times a week even when you're burnt out and not feeling it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:21 PM (39g3+)

308 It attracts an eclectic crowd.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the
Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 02:16 PM
(hLRSq)

An electric crowd?

Posted by: Mr. Magoo at April 18, 2017 02:21 PM (8iiMU)

309 And seriously, after 11 years, I'm kind of all out of original observations and jokes. Even the stuff I've repeated to death I just don't feel like repeating any further. I can't keep making the observation that politics has become the religion of the godless. It's still true, but I can't say it for the 100th time.


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Time for the Dread Pirate Roberts option?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:21 PM (PNcou)

310 I always belt out the Canadian anthem along with ours at hockey games.

It's a fun one to sing.

You have to give it that Canadian ahk-sent. Oh Cah-nah-dah, glorious and free...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 18, 2017 02:21 PM (ul9CR)

311 Die Meistersinger is ok.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 18, 2017 02:21 PM (vRcUp)

312 People came here because of you and formed a community because of your genius and humor.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

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Suck up, angling for ampersands.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 02:22 PM (7ZVPa)

313 Yes, but they charge stadium prices. $9 for a Miller Lite.

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 02:16 PM (7HtZB)

Holy Mother of God.

For that price I want to see somebody slammed into the boards.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:22 PM (Jcg9Q)

314 Seriously, its like a 2 page story that takes 2 hours to tell because of all the music. And the songs are mostly:

I love her
I love her
How I love her
How will I tell her that I love her?

I love her, I love her, I love her, I love her

(repeat first verse 2 times)

(repeat chorus 15 times)



A friend once characterized opera as some 300 lb. chick singing

"Is he my brother? Yes he's my brother" over and over.

I once attended a performance of Fidelio. The music was beautiful, but the plot was incredibly lame (I know, the plot is just a vehicle to showcase the music, but ...). Cross-dressers abound, and no one figures it out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:22 PM (SRKgf)

315 >>a Breitbart/Ace site, either adding ace to the Breitbart blogs or doing
some other cross-pollinization thing, in order to steal the commenters.

Breitbart's site, like a lot of other conservative sites, was invaded by extremists from both sides. The comments are uuuugly and completely out of control.

Posted by: BEN ROESTHILBERGER at April 18, 2017 02:22 PM (NOIQH)

316 They don't sell booze at operas, do they?



(I've never been to one)

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (Jcg9Q)





No, unfortunately.



I actually like classical music, and even some operas, but I needed a
chiropractor to stand up after sitting with my knees against my chest
for five hours. The only comparable thing was riding the shinkansen in
Japan.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:16 PM (SRKgf)

They do, actually. So , don't fret, go enjoy !

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2017 02:22 PM (c6/9Q)

317
Ever work with a firm/company full of jerks and idiots?

The Boss, in those cases, is always a jerk.

And when you cross paths with well-adjusted, honest employees, the boss is almost always the same.

Employees and Bosses are usually simpatico. Bloggers and their commenters are usually mirrors of each other. That's why lgf ended up with Shit. and hotair is full of Republican jerkoffs.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 02:22 PM (SlZiq)

318 292
Gosh I hate Haiku
It should be banned from the blog.
Ace needs to ban it.

Heh heh.

icwudt

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 18, 2017 02:22 PM (ul9CR)

319 Because you let us make up all sorts of goofy fantasy worlds here. Such as the Empress and her Ravage. That Buzzion is dead. The Outrage Outlet is an actual store.

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I love that there is virtually no bottom. Too low you cannot go in quest of being funny.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:22 PM (PNcou)

320 Kill the Rabbit! Classic. See, this is how most of us were introduced into classical music and culture as children, bugs bunny! Classical music and cartoon violence. Not that crap that passes for cartoons for kids today. I think I was around 10 years old before I realized some of the songs on Popeye the sailor were British military marches.

Posted by: Strobe at April 18, 2017 02:22 PM (gbWkA)

321 That guy is sure doing a lot to help out his brand, which was previously struggling due to political tilting

Posted by: Lurker primus at April 18, 2017 02:23 PM (DhPrq)

322 At that point it's a self-sustaining thing -- commenters come here to see the other commenters, and the only way I can lose them is if I do something catastrophically stupid and drive most of them away.


Which makes the way I found this place kind of amusing. BFF with whom I've shared political stuff for decades sent me links to posts here occasionally starting in '06/'07.

When I observed that you had good insights and humor he said I really should make reading here a habit, but "for the love of God, don't read the comments".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2017 02:23 PM (gIRsn)

323 An electric crowd?


Posted by: Mr. Magoo at April 18, 2017 02:21 PM (8iiMU)


You should see us on disco night.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 02:24 PM (hLRSq)

324 I really don't know why anyone bothers listening to or reading sports writers and personalities. Inane blathering. It's pathetic. I can see enjoying watching a game but it's gotten ridiculous.

Fans should demand this ass hole lose his job. Otherwise, you get more of his bullshit from him and others.

Posted by: Dang at April 18, 2017 02:24 PM (8b+oT)

325 Several big bloggers and pundits have too, and some of them have also contrasted you guys to their own commenters, saying unfavorable things about their own, and asking how I managed to get the good commenters.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 01:59 PM (8rNrN)
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Aside from everything else that has been said, I also like that you and the cobs come down here into the comments and play with us. And you all are fun.

(What I just wrote may have been said already, but in true AoS commenter fashion I have not read all the comments yet, nor did I finish reading the post. But I usually do!)

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 02:24 PM (sBOL1)

326 "Refusing to continue beating the composite electrons that made up the atoms that used to make up that dead horse is a violation of the Moron Way."
-Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (mf5HN)

We Make Horsepaste.

We wear no pants.

We Police Our Own.

We make no apologies.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:24 PM (6gk0M)

327 I went to a family reunion once & they tried to get me to watch an opera. Bunch of fat Italian people shrieking & trying to stab each other. Of course, every family reunion of mine is like that.

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 02:24 PM (7HtZB)

328 Because you let us make up all sorts of goofy fantasy worlds here. Such as the Empress and her Ravage. That Buzzion is dead. The Outrage Outlet is an actual store.

---

I love that there is virtually no bottom. Too low you cannot go in quest of being funny.

Posted by: buzzsaw90


Find me another blog with its own cast of characters and internal tropes like the HQ is. You couldn't. That's half the charm.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 18, 2017 02:25 PM (9krrF)

329 295: Yep! For instance, 297 has me crying.

Posted by: LASue at April 18, 2017 02:25 PM (CLKfs)

330
1. Say something stupid, provocative, and divisive.
2. Backlash occurs.
3. Say you're receiving death threats.
4. Be the "victim"

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 02:25 PM (SlZiq)

331 she couldn't handjob you the whole time?

Even with a fistfull of astroglide, that's gonna chafe after 5 hours.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:25 PM (39g3+)

332 That guy is sure doing a lot to help out his brand, which was previously struggling due to political tilting


Posted by: Lurker primus
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I'd like to know who the team owners think is paying to see the games.

Posted by: Dang at April 18, 2017 02:25 PM (8b+oT)

333 Baseball deserves this, because otherwise it is just one more phallocentric exaltation of the patriarchy we can no longer afford to support.

Posted by: Editrix von Wellesley at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (CPk0

they have pitchers and catchers and balls and men swinging big bats....know what I mean....

Posted by: monty python guy at April 18, 2017 02:25 PM (s7vJs)

334
When I observed that you had good insights and humor he said I really should make reading here a habit, but "for the love of God, don't read the comments".
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2017 02:23 PM (gIRsn)


Back then, there was some troll that had his comments changed to various forms of sexual deviancy. I was just reading the blog then, a lurker, and I admit, I blushed a few times at some of the stuff.

But now, eh. No big.

Posted by: moki at April 18, 2017 02:25 PM (V+V48)

335 That guy is sure doing a lot to help out his brand, which was previously struggling due to political tilting
Posted by: Lurker primus at April 18, 2017 02:23 PM (DhPrq)

Yeppers. When America, the very fount of baseball, Mom, and apple pie has just elected Trump and baseball is your raison d'etre, it might just make some facking sense to just stick to baseball, after all, itsa been berry good to chu, Calcified brain.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at April 18, 2017 02:25 PM (kXoT0)

336
NHL games - I saw TGO play several times live. OUTSTANDING!!! Maybe you just went to a crap game with crap teams.
Posted by: Strobe at April 18, 2017 02:11 PM (gbWkA)

I was never a hockey fan until Wayne Gretzky started playing for the Kings Went to see them play a few times and have been a hockey fan ever since

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 18, 2017 02:26 PM (lKyWE)

337
Very muslimesque, isn't it?

Muslims do murder.
Muslims then cry "victim" and pretend everyone is out to get them.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 02:26 PM (SlZiq)

338 I came here for the hot puh-puh-puh-puh-puh-...
appliance repair advice.

Posted by: Porky Pig at April 18, 2017 02:26 PM (869hn)

339 I'm not trying to be lazy, but --- hey. I have a limited number of cool thoughts and I think I finished up with most of them around 2007.

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You come up with a clowns and flaming blind kids debate review every decade and i'm your bitch.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:26 PM (PNcou)

340 I'm not trying to be lazy, but --- hey. I have a limited number of cool thoughts and I think I finished up with most of them around 2007.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (8rNrN)


When the audience has an attention span of five minutes, you can repeat parts of your set.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2017 02:26 PM (wB8Tg)

341 I always belt out the Canadian anthem along with ours at hockey games.

It's a fun one to sing.

You have to give it that Canadian ahk-sent. Oh Cah-nah-dah, glorious and free...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 18, 2017 02:21 PM (ul9CR)

The Canadian national anthem is one of my favorite songs. It's inspiring.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:26 PM (Jcg9Q)

342 I only have two words for the buttercup/snowflake crowd....and they aren't "Happy Motoring"

Posted by: jpintx at April 18, 2017 02:26 PM (eY2fu)

343 1. Give faux-edgy, anodyne posts
2. Sell out to TownHall
3. ???
4. Profit!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 18, 2017 02:27 PM (9krrF)

344 Gosh I hate Haiku

It should be banned from the blog.

Ace needs to ban it.



Heh heh.



icwudt





Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?


you two are asking for a paining

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2017 02:27 PM (c6/9Q)

345 When I observed that you had good insights and humor he said I really should make reading here a habit, but "for the love of God, don't read the comments".
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2017 02:23 PM (gIRsn)



Yeah, that turned out terribly for you, didn't it?

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:27 PM (mf5HN)

346
The other thing that goes on here... it's capitalism... it's competition. Who can crack the funniest joke? Who can top the last pun? Who can add the funniest line to the end of a five line stanza?

Who can wryly observe, in regards to United Air Lines, that John McCain has more experience being forcibly evicted from an airplane than most people on the planet?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 18, 2017 02:27 PM (HTdUD)

347 When I observed that you had good insights and humor he said I really should make reading here a habit, but "for the love of God, don't read the comments".
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 18, 2017 02:23 PM (gIRsn)
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When I first started reading here, I couldn't bring myself to read the comments either. It took a while.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 02:27 PM (sBOL1)

348 I always saw Ace's place being mentioned at Tepid Air, so I came over to invert-o-mo-gate one day.

And I wandered into a thread where everyone was using socks. It must have been All Socks Day or something.

Normally that random thread I poked my nose into would not have been a good introduction to this blog, but it fit my sense of humor, so I was hooked. And quickly realized this place was far better than Tepid Air (and that was long before their commenting change.)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 18, 2017 02:27 PM (ul9CR)

349 Gaslight is on TCM right now.

Posted by: steevy at April 18, 2017 02:27 PM (r/0kC)

350 Perhaps this is poetic justice regarding jock-sniff SJWs - but ESPN is planning another massive round of layoffs - not clear whether this will affect ESPN 8 (the "Ocho") coverage of Dodgeball - "but it just might, Cotton McKnight, it just might!"


Posted by: Publius Redux at April 18, 2017 02:28 PM (Fb9aZ)

351 Gretzky the King made me a hockey fan but it didn't stick.

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2017 02:28 PM (fYChk)

352 Leftist hate this country always have always will.
After 9-11 they were beside themselves with grief over all the flags.
SCREW EM

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at April 18, 2017 02:28 PM (nQHw/)

353 That Hockey game last year in Canada where the pa cut out and they finished the Star Spangled Banner almost made me cry listening to it.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2017 02:28 PM (Ot7+c)

354 I read the comments here from the beginning,but I still don't remember exactly how I got here...

Posted by: steevy at April 18, 2017 02:28 PM (r/0kC)

355 Are we at the stage in this leftist propaganda farce when this nbc Shit says he got death threats?

Oh he probably did. Its not exactly a challenge to get death threats online, I used to get them on an EverQuest site dedicated to playing Wizards. People are just loopy.

Suck up, angling for ampersands.

I was hoping for a "get out of barrel free" card, honestly

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:28 PM (39g3+)

356 They do, actually. So , don't fret, go enjoy !
Posted by: runner at April 18, 2017 02:22 PM (c6/9Q)



This was in Europe, and it was as dry as a Methodist conclave.

I know. I looked.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:29 PM (SRKgf)

357 Because you let us make up all sorts of goofy fantasy worlds here. Such as the Empress and her Ravage. That Buzzion is dead. The Outrage Outlet is an actual store.

And because there are different sorts of threads. Art. Gardening. Chess. Pets.

It attracts an eclectic crowd.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 02:16 PM (hLRSq)


This.

Where else, but on a blog of my own, could I post a picture of a Ziegfeld Girl from 1907 and say, "I think this is a pretty girl. I think you'll like her, too," and get positive replies?

This place is a godsend, Ace, and I'm glad you're still running it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 18, 2017 02:29 PM (X6fMO)

358 The Canadian national anthem is one of my favorite songs. It's inspiring.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile

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Oh yeah, Canada?

Posted by: Dang at April 18, 2017 02:29 PM (8b+oT)

359 Yeah, the socks kinda tie the whole room together.


That and the Monkey Fucking Tips.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2017 02:29 PM (hMW5D)

360 Last year when the NFL anthem thing was in full swing and baseball was still heading for the World Series, a baseball player opined that you would never see that anti-American stuff in baseball because neither the management nor the fans would put up with it.

I guess we are about to see if that's true...

Leftists ruin everything they touch, no wonder they liked sh*t midas so much.


Posted by: Boots at April 18, 2017 02:29 PM (EBwPV)

361 You know the American flag is a world political statement, suck it Leftists

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2017 02:29 PM (Ot7+c)

362 Ace is a rare host, he knows it's not all about him, and he's OK with that.
Plus, gallows humor.
Plus, a lot of very very funny commenters.
But I miss EoJ

Posted by: artemis at April 18, 2017 02:30 PM (AwPyG)

363 I "waded into" LIVE AUDIENCES and actually fought people.

I dipped my toe in this bitch so slowly that people had thought I had been commenting for years.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:30 PM (6gk0M)

364 Leftists ruin everything they touch, no wonder they liked sh*t midas so much.


Posted by: Boots at April 18, 2017 02:29 PM (EBwPV)\

Exactly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:30 PM (KlI/a)

365 Gretzky the King made me a hockey fan but it didn't stick.

Posted by: eleven
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So now you don't give a puck?

Posted by: Dang at April 18, 2017 02:30 PM (8b+oT)

366 Back then, there was some troll that had his comments changed to various forms of sexual deviancy. I was just reading the blog then, a lurker, and I admit, I blushed a few times at some of the stuff.



MUMR. "I braid my pubes because pretty"

Like to wrecked the truck from laughing when I read that.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:31 PM (67teE)

367 The only sport I want to watch is the one where the guy who owns the league pays hookers to strut around in Nazi shit.

I'm talking F1, of course.

In point of fact I jest, there are many more interesting forms of racing to watch, though that doesn't go as far as NASCAR for me.

But F1 politics is always entertaining.

Posted by: JEM at April 18, 2017 02:31 PM (TppKb)

368 Used to go to Bruins games with an ex, and they were fun!
Hockey is everything that soccer isn't.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 02:31 PM (NOIQH)

369 Honestly I came here for the Lace Wigs and Things Thomas Jefferson Said.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:31 PM (39g3+)

370 Baseball deserves this, because otherwise it is just one more phallocentric exaltation of the patriarchy we can no longer afford to support.

Posted by: Editrix von Wellesley at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (CPk0



A wise man once said that everything in life comes down to putting something into a hole.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 18, 2017 02:32 PM (SRKgf)

371 I read the comments here from the beginning,but I still don't remember exactly how I got here...
Posted by: steevy at April 18, 2017 02:28 PM (r/0kC)



Yup, I have no idea how I ended up here either.

The other day I was typing up something about hey let's remember what we were all saying in 2004 about the Permanent Republican Majority and was all oh holy shit that was 13 years ago.

Then I wondered about my life and all of my terrible life choices and then I ate some mini Reese's and all was well again.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:32 PM (mf5HN)

372 The I realized... it was because of you, Ace. Your writing, your style, your humor, your commentary on events, your responses and wit. That's what pulled people in here. What created Ace of Spades HQ was you, and you alone. Your ability and writing and mind are not just irreplaceable, but irreproducable. People came here because of you and formed a community because of your genius and humor.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:09 PM (39g3+)

Hear, hear!

*breaks into a cold sweat thinking of ace quitting us*

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 02:32 PM (s7vJs)

373 >>Hockey is everything that soccer isn't.


Wow. Well nutshelled.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2017 02:32 PM (hMW5D)

374 This was in Europe, and it was as dry as a Methodist conclave.



I know. I looked.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Bummer ! as kids would say.

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2017 02:32 PM (c6/9Q)

375 I read the comments here from the beginning,but I still don't remember exactly how I got here...

Posted by: steevy


Were you in a tub of icewater when you first remember reading?

If so, I have some bad news for you...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 18, 2017 02:32 PM (9krrF)

376 The crack cocaine for me here is to have others react to my posts, or score a threadwinner comment.

that is what is best in life!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:32 PM (PNcou)

377 I dipped my toe in this bitch so slowly that people had thought I had been commenting for years.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:30 PM (6gk0M)

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Yeah... when I first came here I lurked for quite a while. I realized that people here have their shit together, know whats what, and will absolutely not tolerate a fool.

And then.... my first post. ....... not *one* of you fuckers even noticed it.....

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:32 PM (8XRCm)

378 Because you let us make up all sorts of goofy fantasy worlds here. Such as the Empress and her Ravage. That Buzzion is dead.

The Outrage Outlet is an actual store.




Wait! WTF? It's not an actual store? FML.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:33 PM (67teE)

379 Dang -- you made me lol in public.

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2017 02:33 PM (fYChk)

380 Hockey is everything that soccer isn't.


Posted by: Lizzy

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In soccer, the players pretend to be hurt. In hockey, losing a tooth doesn't even slow down a power play.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 02:33 PM (7ZVPa)

381 Feel Good News of the day and staying in the theme of the thread:

The long-reported layoffs at ESPN will reportedly take place over the next month. That, according to sports media reporter Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:33 PM (KlI/a)

382 I went with a girl at her insistence to see two hours of meaningless dialogue entitled Steel Magnolias. Fortunately, I was drunk at the time, so I mostly napped. Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 02:17 PM (7ZVPa)

I finally saw the original play a few years ago, did not realize how religious the Daryl Hannah character originally was. They cut all that out for the movie, surprise surprise.

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 02:33 PM (hvf9s)

383
The Canadian national anthem is one of my favorite songs. It's inspiring. Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile

The lyrics seem to fit with modern Canada

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 18, 2017 02:33 PM (lKyWE)

384 Hockey is soccer on a smaller field with fighting, on skates. Its actually interesting, but sometimes I wonder if there really is a puck out there or if its all pantomime and sleight of hand.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:33 PM (39g3+)

385 AceofSpadesHQ is everything HotAir isn't.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 18, 2017 02:33 PM (hMW5D)

386 I read the comments here from the beginning,but I still don't remember exactly how I got here...
Posted by: steevy at April 18, 2017 02:28 PM (r/0kC)


Yup, I have no idea how I ended up here either.




I do. Purged from LGF.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:34 PM (67teE)

387 And then.... my first post. ....... not *one* of you fuckers even noticed it.....

Posted by: fixerupper


Wait, who are you again?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 18, 2017 02:34 PM (9krrF)

388 >>> They don't sell booze at operas, do they?
(I've never been to one)
Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:13 PM (Jcg9Q)

They do, actually, what do you think the 20 minute intermissions are for but to shell out money for booze! Same goes for musicals.

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 02:34 PM (hvf9s)

389 The fact is that there are some kinds of political statements, like a declaration of love for one's country, are acceptable in polite company. It is the default. Almost to a person, if you ask an American, "Do you love your country?", they will proudly say "Yes!". For those who want to put out a political statement that America should not be loved, they need to choose their forum more carefully. It is acceptable in the university quad. It is not acceptable at a sporting event, unless those running the event want to lose their customers.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 18, 2017 02:00 PM (R+30W)

If people are given the resources to learn and either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs as manifest by an intemperate display of a flag, then hostility may be warranted. If people continue to support racist politicians or pay for speakers that prop up speech that will lead to the harm of others, then it is critical to take the appropriate measures to hold them accountable for their actions.

It is important to note that our preference for education over beration regards baseball fans who may be ignorant NASCAR yobs who have not been given the chance to learn. Rather, we are not referring to those who have already had the incentive to learn and should have taken the opportunities to do so. Paid professional lecturers, politicians and baseball players are among those who should know better.

So fuck you.

Posted by: Editrix von Wellesley at April 18, 2017 02:34 PM (CPk08)

390 I encourage all fans of bad movies to go see RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop tonight. I watched it last Thursday & I was in tears laughing.

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 02:34 PM (7HtZB)

391 A wise man once said that everything in life comes down to putting something into a hole.

I'm not sure Tiger Woods qualifies as a wise man.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:35 PM (39g3+)

392 Gretzky the King made me a hockey fan but it didn't stick.

If Gretzky was the King, then Orr was a God.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 18, 2017 02:35 PM (qJhUV)

393 And me. In the barrel

Posted by: Editrix von Wellesley at April 18, 2017 02:35 PM (CPk08)

394 Sippican Cottage>Maggie's>Ace

That's how I got here.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2017 02:35 PM (hMW5D)

395 Honestly I came here for the Lace Wigs and Things Thomas Jefferson Said.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:31 PM (39g3+)


I believe proper AoS usage is Shit Thomas Jefferson Said.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 18, 2017 02:35 PM (X6fMO)

396 354 I read the comments here from the beginning,but I still don't remember exactly how I got here...

---

Came for the Antony Weiner roasting stayed for the commenters. Getting banned was an awful week for me.

And the longer you stay, the more inside jokes you get.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:35 PM (PNcou)

397
Don't fit with modern Canada

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 18, 2017 02:35 PM (lKyWE)

398 In a stunning confluence of topics, apparently Craig Calcatera and all his closest friends refer to Craig's anus as 'Joy Lane'.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2017 02:35 PM (kfcYC)

399 Editrix von Wellesley..... please report to the barrel.

Editrix von Wellesley..... to the barrel please..

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:35 PM (8XRCm)

400 *hands Editrix von Wellesley his fake, hand-made get out of the barrel card*

Maybe they won't look too closely at it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:36 PM (39g3+)

401 In soccer, the players pretend to be hurt. In hockey, losing a tooth doesn't even slow down a power play.



Yeah. Loss of chiclets doesn't even get a whistle.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:36 PM (67teE)

402 -Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:32 PM (8XRCm)

That is The One Thing you have to "get over"...lol. I can make a post that is serendipity coated in manna and when it gets ignored, I move on.

When the two posts surrounding yours are so much sweeter? You get over things really quickly.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:36 PM (6gk0M)

403 I just come here to see how close I can get to the barrel without being sucked in.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 02:36 PM (7ZVPa)

404 Leftists ruin everything they touch, no wonder they liked sh*t midas so much.


Posted by: Boots at April 18, 2017 02:29 PM (EBwPV)\


Everybody must be equally miserable and squalid.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 02:36 PM (hLRSq)

405 See, no other blog has a Barrel.

Mind you, they usually don't need one. But still.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 18, 2017 02:37 PM (9krrF)

406 12 This from the people who bring you ESPN SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS!!!

Really, why are sportswriters such big lefty cocksuckers?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Some are just lefty big cocksuckers.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2017 02:37 PM (kfcYC)

407 I made so much money following the advice of the Intrade! guy, I decided to retire and settle down.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2017 02:37 PM (hMW5D)

408 360 Last year when the NFL anthem thing was in full swing and baseball was still heading for the World Series, a baseball player opined that you would never see that anti-American stuff in baseball because neither the management nor the fans would put up with it.

I guess we are about to see if that's true...


Posted by: Boots at April 18, 2017 02:29 PM (EBwPV)

Not much they can do about a dickwad sportswriter.

When you watch the playoffs or just about any game really, you see the guys from the DR and Korea and Japanese standing respectfully at attention or singing along with the American guys on the team.

Those players aren't like Colin Kaeperdick. The Hispanic ones often grew up in a shack using a tree branch as a bat. They know how friggin' lucky they are...

Or in other words,

"Beisbol been berry berry good to me."

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 02:37 PM (s7vJs)

409 That is the Second Danger.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:37 PM (6gk0M)

410 I do. Purged from LGF.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:34 PM (67teE)

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For me, purged from Tepid Gas by Doughboy. Right before the 2012 election.

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at April 18, 2017 02:37 PM (5Rrw1)

411 I think "bitchy buttercup" sums it up even better than "special snowflake".

This description/title needs to go viral and follow these idiots wherever they go, henceforth.

Posted by: RM at April 18, 2017 02:37 PM (U3LtS)

412
I personally brought Johnson of Charles a couple or ten million hits. The NYT linked 'my' story while polishing his shaft. There's a whole story there about what I did, what he did. Water over the damned.

I came here when I saw Ace bitchin' 'bout getting the sudden shaft from Johnson of Charles and strode into the comments and said WTF? It was insane.

Still is, thank God.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 18, 2017 02:38 PM (HTdUD)

413 A wise man once said that everything in life comes down to putting something into a hole.

I'm not sure Tiger Woods qualifies as a wise man.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:35 PM (39g3+)

I plugged a few holes along the way and I did it my way!

Posted by: Wilt at April 18, 2017 02:38 PM (KlI/a)

414 65 52 They won't describe Mother's Day as racist. They'll say it's heteronormative or something.

Women only get ONE HOLIDAY A YEAR because America doesn't value womynz!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2017 01:38 PM (oVJmc)

Breast Cancer gets a whole month...

Blacks get a month....

Men get.... what.... Steak and a BJ day? which has not been recognized by... anyone really?
Posted by: Don Q.

I don't need a steak that bad. I

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2017 02:38 PM (kfcYC)

415 I got tired of thinking up euphemisms for the word revolution.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 02:39 PM (7ZVPa)

416 I made so much money following the advice of the Intrade! guy, I decided to retire and settle down.




Bob the Enzyte guy has his shit wired tight.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:39 PM (67teE)

417 Johnson of Charles

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You know what you find under a pony tail....right?

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:39 PM (8XRCm)

418 410 I do. Purged from LGF.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:34 PM (67teE)


I purged myself from LGF. That was one of the few sane things I have done on the innernut.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 18, 2017 02:39 PM (CPk08)

419 and then I ate some mini Reese's and all was well again.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:32 PM (mf5HN)

I believe this is called, "low hanging fruit."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 18, 2017 02:39 PM (rF0hx)

420 There has been some awesome classical moments on this blog.

One of my favorites about 10 years ago was from a troll whose nic I can't remember. He would come up and try to rile the horde and of course he was called every inventive name you can think of. Our gaydar was screaming and he swore up and down that he liked girls. One day quite unprompted, he let us all know that he love performing "fellatio" on his girlfriend. Hilarious! You can imagine the comments that followed that boo-boo. He quite suddenly went away.

Posted by: Cheri at April 18, 2017 02:39 PM (oiNtH)

421 Wow, rumors that Bill O'Reilly's show is finished. Better get that Factor gear while you can.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (OD2ni)

422 >>> When was the last time we had a Top 10 List?

years ago. I did some "The Netroots Are So White" and "Keith Olbermann's Staff is so White" top tens. But then it was like years and years before those.

Posted by: ace at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (8rNrN)

423 "In soccer, the players pretend to be hurt. In hockey, losing a tooth doesn't even slow down a power play."

The Wings and the Avalanche used to have some epic throwdowns with even the goalies coming to center ice and tangling.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (hLRSq)

424 AtC reminded me I have a whole bag of Easter candy in the drawer.

Posted by: steevy at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (r/0kC)

425 Lucky for me I never made it in under the wire to 'register' to comment at LGF so I avoided that banhammer.

But Allahpundit had a funny blog back in the day with lots of pictures and captions, I remember specifically around the 2004 election and he made endless fun of John Kerry and his ditzy wife. There were some hilarious photos of Kerry posing with corn in the Midwest, showing he was a man of the corn or something.





Posted by: Boots at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (EBwPV)

426 FYN(Stupid)Q

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (B+qrE)

427 You know what you find under a pony tail....right?




An asshole.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (67teE)

428 I believe this is called, "low hanging fruit."
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 18, 2017 02:39 PM (rF0hx)

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Especially if she can reach it.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (8XRCm)

429 I just live in hope I got ace to chuckle at least once. Whatever meager gifts I may have, humor is not one. Mostly I just try to riff off whatever other people are doing here, awkwardly, like Urkel at a football game

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (39g3+)

430 I remember how I got here. I had been a daily commenter at Lucianne ever since the site started. Then in the run up to the 2012 Presidential election, the site turned on anyone who was not fervently and completely in Romney's camp. Long time posters were banned for simply saying they did not think Romney could win or even lesser sins. So I got to this site since I hated the way Lucianne's site was going. I haven't been back there since.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at April 18, 2017 02:41 PM (kXoT0)

431 Displaying the American flag in fucking America, is only political if you are Un-American.

Posted by: Henri, le Chat Noir at April 18, 2017 02:41 PM (QQ+il)

432
Last year when the NFL anthem thing was in full swing and baseball was still heading for the World Series, a baseball player opined that you would never see that anti-American stuff in baseball because neither the management nor the fans would put up with it.

If you're talking about the guy who plays for the Mariners he caught a ton of crap for saying it

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at April 18, 2017 02:41 PM (lKyWE)

433 also, le sigh.

Posted by: Henri, le Chat Noir at April 18, 2017 02:41 PM (QQ+il)

434 427 You know what you find under a pony tail....right?




An asshole.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (67teE)


racist.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 18, 2017 02:41 PM (CPk08)

435 My first posts here were all either song links or Zombie Hamilton socks.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2017 02:41 PM (hMW5D)

436 Friend of the Blog Rick Wilson

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at April 18, 2017 02:42 PM (QQ+il)

437 One of my favorites about 10 years ago was from a troll whose nic I can't remember. He would come up and try to rile the horde and of course he was called every inventive name you can think of. Our gaydar was screaming and he swore up and down that he liked girls. One day quite unprompted, he let us all know that he love performing "fellatio" on his girlfriend. Hilarious! You can imagine the comments that followed that boo-boo. He quite suddenly went away.

Posted by: Cheri at April 18, 2017 02:39 PM (oiNtH)


I remember that!

I wasn't commenting in those days, but I think I broke radio silence to say something along the lines of, "We believe you. It's not a cock. It's just the biggest clit you've ever sucked."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 18, 2017 02:42 PM (X6fMO)

438 The Wings and the Avalanche used to have some epic throwdowns with even the goalies coming to center ice and tangling.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (hLRSq)

I'll never forget the 1987 Flyers-Canadiens playoff game when both locker rooms emptied out during the pre-game skate & had a melee.

Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 02:42 PM (7HtZB)

439 I got tired of thinking up euphemisms for the word revolution.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 02:39 PM (7ZVPa)

Yep

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2017 02:42 PM (c6/9Q)

440 and then I ate some mini Reese's and all was well again.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:32 PM (mf5HN)

I believe this is called, "low hanging fruit."

--

this is no way to refer to the Empress' tits

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:43 PM (PNcou)

441 SO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:43 PM (KlI/a)

442 Some will bitch about anything at the WH...not enough minorities at the Easter egg roll yesterday....some say.

Next time they need quotas I guess....you, no, not you, yes your black, okay, no, go away you white boy, next....

Got this from the website that features news of the goings on at the WH>.

Posted by: Colin at April 18, 2017 02:43 PM (XA7nv)

443 I think the first time anyone responded to me or noticed I was posting was when I was ranting about what a brutal, sand-coated rape of Two Towers Jackson had done in the movie.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:43 PM (39g3+)

444 The Wings and the Avalanche used to have some epic throwdowns with even the goalies coming to center ice and tangling.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet! Flavored Tinfoil in May! at April 18, 2017 02:40 PM (hLRSq)

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Claude Lemieux gooning Chris Draper into the corner and putting him in the hiospital started that whole donnybrook.

Then Claudie boy French turtles up and wont stand up for hisself.

Lottsa blood hosed off the ice that series.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:43 PM (8XRCm)

445 I can't remember the post that brought me here, but I remember the thread:

"Bad Valentine's Day Candy Hearts"

It was in 2012 or 2013 and the comments hurt my stomach, I was laughing so hard.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:43 PM (6gk0M)

446 A wise man once said that everything in life comes down to putting something into a hole.

----

Old medicine man once told me, "Navajo boy comes out of the womb and spends the rest of his life trying to get back in."

Posted by: Eagle Warrior from Tuba City at April 18, 2017 02:43 PM (LQN6G)

447 "But Allahpundit had a funny blog back in the day with lots of pictures and captions, I remember specifically around the 2004 election and he made endless fun of John Kerry and his ditzy wife. There were some hilarious photos of Kerry posing with corn in the Midwest, showing he was a man of the corn or something. "

Allah Is In the House was hilarious. He definitely lost his edge when he went to HA.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 02:44 PM (s7vJs)

448 And I remember who responded: Emma Peel, that minx in the leather pants.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:44 PM (39g3+)

449 421 Wow, rumors that Bill O'Reilly's show is finished. Better get that Factor gear while you can.

---

Buy "Killing the O'Reilly Factor" Today!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:44 PM (PNcou)

450 True that F-1 plays and displays the driver and constructors winning flag and national anthems

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2017 02:44 PM (Ot7+c)

451 "And seriously, after 11 years, I'm kind of all out of original observations and jokes..."

You can always review movies...that are out of original observations and jokes.

Posted by: Victory Cabbage at April 18, 2017 02:44 PM (yqvys)

452 C'mon, the Great Classic was the Kaboom thread.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 02:44 PM (s7vJs)

453 The Canadian national anthem is one of my favorite songs. It's inspiring.
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Oh, Canucks, did that anthem Neuter Bill pass Parliament?

Posted by: RioBravo at April 18, 2017 02:44 PM (SsblQ)

454 Palin-Steele was trool performing 'fellatio' on girlfriend.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 18, 2017 02:44 PM (HTdUD)

455 My first post ended up in the barrel. It was quite an initiation.

Posted by: runner at April 18, 2017 02:45 PM (c6/9Q)

456 *grumble* tankers and fences *grumble* tankers and fences *grumble*

Posted by: Little Green Manbuns at April 18, 2017 02:45 PM (vtcmf)

457 I would criticize NBC sports-writer-cum-douchebag Craig Calcaterra for having a red, white & blue ball, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't have any balls.

So I'm conflicted.

Posted by: GuardAmerican at April 18, 2017 02:45 PM (GBnWt)

458 The Wings and the Avalanche used to have some epic throwdowns with even the goalies coming to center ice and tangling.

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Flyers and the Canadians had an all out brawl in the playoffs....before the game began. No refs on the ice.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:45 PM (PNcou)

459 134 So, I've seen the cover of the next print edition of National Review. It's kind hardcore against climate alarmism.

The expert climatologists have been warning us that the world as we know it will end in ten years. They have been saying this for thirty years.
Posted by: Las Vegas Sports Book

Promises, promises. The world as I know it ended years ago.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at April 18, 2017 02:45 PM (kfcYC)

460 Frut Hung Lo?

I beat him good.

Monkey steals the peach.

Posted by: Kung Fu Grip at April 18, 2017 02:45 PM (869hn)

461 The closest thing to AoSHQ comments is the comments over at http://www.michellesmirror.com/

It's a mostly female version of the horde, deliciously catty and snarky.


Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 02:45 PM (NOIQH)

462 451 "And seriously, after 11 years, I'm kind of all out of original observations and jokes..."

You can always review movies...that are out of original observations and jokes.
Posted by: Victory Cabbage at April 18, 2017 02:44 PM (yqvys)

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That's my territory now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 02:46 PM (/prE6)

463 The Wings and the Avalanche used to have some epic throwdowns with even the goalies coming to center ice and tangling.




THAT'S when you know it's a donnybrook.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:46 PM (67teE)

464 C'mon, the Great Classic was the Kaboom thread.

Oh, no.

Dominic Strauss-Kahn and the rape series.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2017 02:46 PM (B+qrE)

465 464 C'mon, the Great Classic was the Kaboom thread.

Oh, no.

Dominic Strauss-Kahn and the rape series.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2017 02:46 PM (B+qrE)

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

Dr. Emma Tiller, PhD

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 02:47 PM (/prE6)

466 I never tire of the Morons and their monkeyshines.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 18, 2017 02:47 PM (QQ+il)

467 apparently that millennial kid that was fired won in court against Glenn Beck so he's countersuing for... something. Just ugly all around.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:47 PM (39g3+)

468 "My first post ended up in the barrel. It was quite an initiation."
-Posted by: runner at April 18, 2017 02:45 PM (c6/9Q)

On one of my first few posts, I used a "*****" delineation between the quote and post.

It Blew Out The Margins.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:47 PM (6gk0M)

469 I remember how I got here. I had been a daily commenter at Lucianne ever since the site started. Then in the run up to the 2012 Presidential election, the site turned on anyone who was not fervently and completely in Romney's camp. Long time posters were banned for simply saying they did not think Romney could win or even lesser sins. So I got to this site since I hated the way Lucianne's site was going. I haven't been back there since.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at April 18, 2017 02:41 PM (kXoT0)


I remember that. Got banned also. Never realized exactly what it was. Don't really care. Never went back.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at April 18, 2017 02:47 PM (/U083)

470 446 A wise man once said that everything in life comes down to putting something into a hole.

----

Old medicine man once told me, "Navajo boy comes out of the womb and spends the rest of his life trying to get back in."
Posted by: Eagle Warrior from Tuba City

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Now could you please answer my damn question?

Posted by: TwoDogs Fukking at April 18, 2017 02:47 PM (kfcYC)

471 >>> Buy "Killing the O'Reilly Factor" Today!
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:44 PM (PNcou)

Haha. Whodunnit, ratings or his divorce allegations or Ailesgate?

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 02:47 PM (hvf9s)

472 Posted by: E Depluribus Unum

Ahhhh, Palin-Steele. What a maroon.

Posted by: Cheri at April 18, 2017 02:48 PM (oiNtH)

473 Hey, what about me?

Posted by: DOCTOR Amy Bishp at April 18, 2017 02:48 PM (vtcmf)

474 It's a mostly female version of the horde, deliciously catty and snarky.

But do they have a fashion post?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:48 PM (39g3+)

475 If it hasnt been put out there yet:
Paging Rick Monday...
https://youtu.be/73_wd91qk50

Posted by: Rex B at April 18, 2017 02:48 PM (pwpl3)

476 ugh

Posted by: DOCTOR Amy Bishop at April 18, 2017 02:48 PM (vtcmf)

477 Oh, no.

Dominic Strauss-Kahn and the rape series.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2017 02:46 PM (B+qrE)


The ONT that discussed pets and peanut butter, and of which there is little record of the interesting bits, IIRC.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 18, 2017 02:48 PM (CPk08)

478 When the two posts surrounding yours are so much sweeter? You get over things really quickly.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:36 PM (6gk0M)


If by get over, you mean seethe in bitter rage and add a page in the Book of Grudges and plot revenge, then, yes, yes, you get over things really quickly.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:48 PM (mf5HN)

479 Craig responded, "@PastorKrahn Getting there requires people to accept that those who question our leaders and do not support all military ventures can still be patriots."

Which he discovered somewhere around January 20, 2017.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2017 02:49 PM (B+qrE)

480 "453 The Canadian national anthem is one of my favorite songs. It's inspiring."


I liked the Soviet national anthem, but only when sung by Nikolai Volkov. And followed by the Iron Sheik yelling "Iran Number 1, Russia Number 1"

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 18, 2017 02:49 PM (OD2ni)

481 Come on people, what about the Paul Anka integrity kick? You young punks and your Kaboom

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:49 PM (39g3+)

482 Daughter just texted me pictures of Trump's plane, with accompanying helicopters, flying into Kenosha. Of all days that I'm not there. Wouldn't you know it - Tuesday is usually my day. Darn. The kids got a kick out of it at least.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:49 PM (lwiT4)

483 Khrushchev was right. They are burying us from within.

Posted by: LGoPs at April 18, 2017 02:49 PM (kXoPF)

484 Buy "Killing the O'Reilly Factor" Today!
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:44 PM (PNcou)

Haha. Whodunnit, ratings or his divorce allegations or Ailesgate?
Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 02:47 PM (hvf9s)

Apparently the vimen are coming out of the woodwork accusing him of being a pig...I hate the guy so i don't give a shit...but I hate to see the Left get a scalp.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:49 PM (KlI/a)

485 On one of my first few posts, I used a "*****" delineation between the quote and post.

It Blew Out The Margins.
Posted by: Slapweasel



That happens if you run it out too far.

Mine was copy and pasting the entire thread. 200+ comments.
Damn finger & phone.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:49 PM (67teE)

486
I have two favorite threads.

One that started out as I dont remember what, but ended up as "just the punchline" thread. Hilarious.

The other was when Ace got in trouble with Anne Althouse over nuttin.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:50 PM (8XRCm)

487 But do they have a fashion post?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 02:48 PM (39g3+)
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Ooh, is this our cue to start talking about dresses and shoes? Because I loved loved loved Melania's pink dress yesterday, and the fact that she wore flat shoes.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 02:50 PM (sBOL1)

488 I think my first post was 2006 or 2007. not sure. Definitely was posting in 2007.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2017 02:50 PM (wB8Tg)

489 That's my territory now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 02:46 PM (/prE6)

So you gonna live blog a movie sometime like the Boss did?

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:50 PM (Jcg9Q)

490 oreally to resurface at msnbc? seems like a fit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 18, 2017 02:50 PM (KP5rU)

491 >>But do they have a fashion post?

It was a site predicated on mocking Michelle Obama's fashion choices and the Obama administration

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 02:50 PM (NOIQH)

492 I posted, very lightly, at Hot Air before the transition to Facebook commenting.

I also posted very occasionally, under another name, here.

I only really got into regular commenting a few months ago, although I've been reading Ace since 2009.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 02:50 PM (/prE6)

493 The Wings and the Avalanche used to have some epic throwdowns with even the goalies coming to center ice and tangling.



Hockey fights haven't been the same since the NHL put in that wussy "third man in" rule.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 18, 2017 02:51 PM (qJhUV)

494 If what we can see from the outside is any clue, must of been a whole lotta hide the weenie going down at Fox back in the day.

Posted by: Boots at April 18, 2017 02:51 PM (EBwPV)

495 Ace had a nuttin incident with Althouse?

Posted by: eleven at April 18, 2017 02:51 PM (fYChk)

496 "If by get over, you mean seethe in bitter rage and add a page in the Book of Grudges and plot revenge, then, yes, yes, you get over things really quickly."
-Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:48 PM (mf5HN)

There are several posters here who seethe and plot revenge against my backhanded, swarthy and sly commentary.

I dealt with it live, I can deal with it here.

...Ma'am!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:51 PM (6gk0M)

497 Ooh, is this our cue to start talking about dresses
and shoes? Because I loved loved loved Melania's pink dress yesterday,
and the fact that she wore flat shoes.





Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 02:50 PM (sBOL1)
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We're meeting someone tomorrow for dinner who is from an Arab country. I have no idea what to wear. I guess my mini-skirt is out.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (lwiT4)

498 The other was when Ace got in trouble with Anne Althouse over nuttin.

I believe it was from that episode that the Weekly Standard referred to us as the "notoriously rowdy" comments.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (B+qrE)

499 Khrushchev was right. They are burying us from within.
Posted by: LGoPs at April 18, 2017 02:49 PM (kXoPF)

When the Romans were attacking Jerusalem, us Jews were killing each other inside over intra-Tribal feuds.

Some things never change

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (KlI/a)

500 292


Gosh I hate Haiku

It should be banned from the blog.

Ace needs to ban it.



Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:19 PM (8XRCm)

Haiku fans, unite!Tell that rude fixerupper -
Crap, I forgot what.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (8iiMU)

501 You may just think you wrote the greatest, wittiest post ever posted here and its ignored. Its sort of like throwing putty at the wall, sometimes it sticks and sometimes it just falls off. Don't worry about it, it happens to everyone.

Posted by: Colin at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (XA7nv)

502 this is no way to refer to the Empress' tits
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 02:43 PM (PNcou)


The truth hurts.

Though my back doesn't. Weirdly, I don't have back pain from The Rack though I assume that's because I have the congruently sized ass to balance it out.

Sigh.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (mf5HN)

503 Money is political.

Just keep the discussion of money out of sports.

Good luck with that.

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at April 18, 2017 02:53 PM (e8kgV)

504 We're meeting someone tomorrow for dinner who is from an Arab country. I have no idea what to wear. I guess my mini-skirt is out.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (lwiT4)


Depends. I have met some Saudi girls who were not at all shy in that regard.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 18, 2017 02:53 PM (CPk08)

505 489 That's my territory now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 02:46 PM (/prE6)

So you gonna live blog a movie sometime like the Boss did?
Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:50 PM (Jcg9Q)

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

I don't have the keys to the blog. I have to send everything to Oregon Muse who pasts for me.

If I ever get the keys, I'd do it, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 02:53 PM (/prE6)

506 We're meeting someone tomorrow for dinner who is from an Arab country. I have no idea what to wear. I guess my mini-skirt is out.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (lwiT4)
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Wear what you like, grammie. This is America. And I can't imagine you wearing anything scandalous anyway.

Speaking of which, did you wear the white shoes for Easter? I'll bet you looked smashing.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 02:53 PM (sBOL1)

507 Oh, pixy...

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 18, 2017 02:53 PM (8iiMU)

508 I dealt with it live, I can deal with it here.

...Ma'am!
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:51 PM (6gk0M)



Mmmmhmmmm.

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:54 PM (mf5HN)

509 ...and yeah. I have "That Way" about me. Just like that last post, Empress.

*backs away slowly*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 02:54 PM (6gk0M)

510 The Wings and the Avalanche used to have some epic throwdowns with even the goalies coming to center ice and tangling.



Hockey fights haven't been the same since the NHL put in that wussy




"first knee on the ice ends the fight" rule.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:54 PM (67teE)

511 If leftist sportswriters had their way, we'd all stand and sing "Imagine" before the game.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 02:54 PM (s7vJs)

512 Any news on the special election in Georgia? TIA

Posted by: MAC-SOG at April 18, 2017 02:54 PM (QPdNE)

513 We're meeting someone tomorrow for dinner who is from an Arab country. I have no idea what to wear. I guess my mini-skirt is out.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (lwiT4)


http://bit.ly/2o0nbPE

I'd be impressed.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2017 02:54 PM (wB8Tg)

514 I believe it was from that episode that the Weekly Standard referred to us as the "notoriously rowdy" comments.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (B+qrE)

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Yup.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:55 PM (8XRCm)

515 I hate the guy so i don't give a shit...but I hate to see the Left get a scalp.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:49 PM (KlI/a)

Exactly!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 18, 2017 02:55 PM (rF0hx)

516 479 Craig responded, "@PastorKrahn Getting there requires people to accept that those who question our leaders and do not support all military ventures can still be patriots."

Can we go back to Obama and Libya on this?

I'll accept going back to Bush and Iran 2003.

If you'll accept going back to LBJ and Vietnam 1964.

There was a case for opposing Truman in Korea 1950.

And a bigger one for opposing Polk in Mexico 1846.

Lesson, as I need to say every now and then: a war of convenience is accepted by the American people if completed quickly, aggressively, and successfully.

To be brutal: 50K dead in a two-year successful war is preferable to 50K dead in a six-year skedaddle.

Posted by: JEM at April 18, 2017 02:55 PM (TppKb)

517 If leftist sportswriters had their way, we'd all stand and sing "Imagine" before the game.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 02:54 PM (s7vJs)

They do that an NY Jets Games

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 02:55 PM (KlI/a)

518 512 Any news on the special election in Georgia? TIA
Posted by: MAC-SOG at April 18, 2017 02:54 PM (QPdNE)

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Nothing until exit polls (if media are doing it), and that doesn't come until the polls close at 7(?) local time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 02:55 PM (/prE6)

519 >>> The closest thing to AoSHQ comments is the comments over at http://www.michellesmirror.com/
It's a mostly female version of the horde, deliciously catty and snarky. Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 02:45 PM (NOIQH)

Is it bad I basically just go to Drudge and here for my political news and that's it? 2016 and the great conservative culling of NeverTrump killed my ability to go anywhere else. Glad to hear Michelle's Mirror could rebrand and keep going after we got a new FLOTUS. Good for them. Twitchy actually has decent commenters too, but I can't think of any other sites that do.

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 02:56 PM (hvf9s)

520 I didn't realize how much the blog meant to me until the day Maetenloch retired from doing the overnight thread. This place helps keep the sanity, esp. during the Democratic lean years. I appreciate Ace, OregonMuse, TheJamesMadison especially.

Posted by: goodluckduck at April 18, 2017 02:56 PM (yqvys)

521
There is only one reason why Oreilly Factor would be defunct:

Catheter and Reverse Mortgage advertisers refuse to sponsor the show.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 02:56 PM (a6O80)

522 516 479 Craig responded, "@PastorKrahn Getting there requires people to accept that those who question our leaders and do not support all military ventures can still be patriots."

Can we go back to Obama and Libya on this?

I'll accept going back to Bush and Iran 2003.

If you'll accept going back to LBJ and Vietnam 1964.

There was a case for opposing Truman in Korea 1950.

And a bigger one for opposing Polk in Mexico 1846.

Lesson, as I need to say every now and then: a war of convenience is accepted by the American people if completed quickly, aggressively, and successfully.

To be brutal: 50K dead in a two-year successful war is preferable to 50K dead in a six-year skedaddle.

Posted by: JEM at April 18, 2017 02:55 PM (TppKb).

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

Don't forget the War of 1812.

New England almost seceded over that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 02:56 PM (/prE6)

523 We're meeting someone tomorrow for dinner who is from an Arab country. I have no idea what to wear. I guess my mini-skirt is out.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (lwiT4)

http://bit.ly/2o0nbPE

I'd be impressed.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2017 02:54 PM (wB8Tg)

I was gonna say shorts and a Confederate Battle Flag tanktop, but I like your idea much better.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:56 PM (Jcg9Q)

524 Speaking of which, did you wear the white shoes for Easter? I'll bet you looked smashing.





Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 02:53 PM (sBOL1)
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No, on the white shoes. Oh my gosh I found the cutest little shoes - coral and yellow and pink and orange. It sounds like vomit, I know, but they are really cute and springy. Kitten heel sandal-type. I wore an orange layered ruffle shirt and white skinny ankle pants. I looked awesome.

Can you say that about an Easter outfit?

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:56 PM (lwiT4)

525 415 I got tired of thinking up euphemisms for the word revolution.

LOL- yep, so true!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 18, 2017 02:56 PM (ul9CR)

526 Though my back doesn't. Weirdly, I don't have back pain from The Rack

Posted by: alexthechick - most delicatest flowerest of innocent virtuest at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (mf5HN)


That's because you are so young!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2017 02:57 PM (wB8Tg)

527 520 I didn't realize how much the blog meant to me until the day Maetenloch retired from doing the overnight thread. This place helps keep the sanity, esp. during the Democratic lean years. I appreciate Ace, OregonMuse, TheJamesMadison especially.
Posted by: goodluckduck at April 18, 2017 02:56 PM (yqvys)

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Damn...and I just started, too.

Thanks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 02:57 PM (/prE6)

528
And there's only one reason why sponsors will abandon O'Reilly Factor:

The fascist left put the pressure on them to do so. It's not difficult to spook business owners (or Republicans) with fake pc bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 18, 2017 02:57 PM (a6O80)

529 http://bit.ly/2o0nbPE

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Oh my. Did I mention we're bringing Mother along?


Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:58 PM (lwiT4)

530 We're meeting someone tomorrow for dinner who is from an Arab country. I
have no idea what to wear. I guess my mini-skirt is out.



Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (lwiT4)




Wear whatever you would for any other guest. It is for the guest to
accommodate to you, not the other way around, with the exception of
being polite and courteous, which I'm sure you would be under any
circumstance.

Posted by: LGoPs at April 18, 2017 02:58 PM (kXoPF)

531 Y'all are entertaining as usual, but I think I need some sleep before I go to my dead end job tonight.

Later peeps.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 18, 2017 02:58 PM (Jcg9Q)

532 501 You may just think you wrote the greatest, wittiest post ever posted here and its ignored. Its sort of like throwing putty at the wall, sometimes it sticks and sometimes it just falls off. Don't worry about it, it happens to everyone.


Posted by: Colin at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (XA7nv)


Yeah. It's funny - once I wrote a comment that I thought was so hilarious that I could hardly type it, I was laughing so hard.

Nobody said a word about it. But later in the thread I made what I thought was a pretty mundane observation, and something like 4 people were like "what Donna ampersands said!!"

You never know what will get noticed and what will get lost in the shuffle around here.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 02:58 PM (s7vJs)

533 511 If leftist sportswriters had their way, we'd all stand and sing "Imagine" before the game.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 02:54 PM (s7vJs)



The tone surrounding the current discourse is becoming increasingly hostile. NBC sports is an institution whose aim is to educate. baseball fans who watch NBC comehail from a variety of diverse backgrounds. With this diversity comes previously-held biases that are in part the products of home environments. NBC sports forces us to both recognize and grow from these beliefs, as is the mark of a good baseball game. However, as sports fans, it is important to recognize that this process does not occur without bumps along the way. It is inevitable that there will be moments in this growth process where mistakes will happen and controversial statements will be said. However, we argue that these questionable claims should be mitigated by education as opposed to personal attacks.

So fuck you and your pig ignorant Nascar Trump sh*t.

Posted by: Editrix von Wellesley at April 18, 2017 02:58 PM (CPk08)

534 423 "In soccer, the players pretend to be hurt. In hockey, losing a tooth doesn't even slow down a power play."

The Wings and the Avalanche used to have some epic throwdowns with even the goalies coming to center ice and tangling.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Join the Conspiracy of the Month Club at the Outrage Outlet!

On a televised NHL game I saw a guy get a skate in the face, 78 or so stitches and came back the next period and played the rest of the game. They use the little stitches if its in the face apparently. They don't miss a shift for a tooth. happened the other night.

That's why hockey is the best professional sport. That and the fact that the team coming from behind pulls the goalie for an extra man making exiting down to the last second. It may even be as exciting as running out the clock in football or fouling your way from two points down to ten in basketball. Blecchh.

Posted by: TwoDogs Fukking at April 18, 2017 02:59 PM (kfcYC)

535 "Nothing until exit polls (if media are doing it), and that doesn't come until the polls close at 7(?) local time."


Jeff B tweeted that early results will look good for Osoff because it will be EV numbers only which always favor Dems. Makes sense.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 18, 2017 02:59 PM (OD2ni)

536 Can you say that about an Easter outfit?
Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:56 PM (lwiT4)
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Of course you can! Sounds really pretty, and the shoes do too. I have a pair of colorful ones too and I love them, just don't have occasion to wear them much.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 02:59 PM (sBOL1)

537 women who have kids are more than just mothers.

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I wonder if it ever occurred to them that the same holds true for men.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 18, 2017 02:59 PM (vg8iE)

538 When the Romans were attacking Jerusalem, us Jews were killing each other inside over intra-Tribal feuds.


Not to mention burning the stored grain to force a fight rather than a siege.

Smart.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 18, 2017 02:59 PM (QQ+il)

539 513 We're meeting someone tomorrow for dinner who is from an Arab country. I have no idea what to wear. I guess my mini-skirt is out.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:52 PM (lwiT4)


If it's a picnic...

Posted by: TexasDan at April 18, 2017 02:59 PM (yL25O)

540 This dude is mocking Apollo Creed's shorts.

Posted by: Orson at April 18, 2017 02:59 PM (mMtrW)

541 Carmelo Anthony has been dogged by cheating rumors for years and sources say he d justify it to his friends by saying, La La is married, Im not.

Sounds like a swell guy?

Wait till he hear's from La La's Jooo Lawyer. LMAO


Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 18, 2017 03:00 PM (KlI/a)

542 >>2016 and the great conservative culling of NeverTrump killed my ability to go anywhere else.


No kidding! Only a few sites worth visiting.
Bookworm is still awesome, but not a lively commenting place...http://www.bookwormroom.com/

Posted by: Lizzy at April 18, 2017 03:00 PM (NOIQH)

543 My favorite poster is torquewrench.

Bar None.

Dude is a Vox Day-type separatist, but it falls in-line with the National Divorce.

He's got all sorts of reminder data that shakes cobwebs.

I wish I kept a diary like that.

Well, I do, except it is for baseball.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:00 PM (6gk0M)

544 Shoot, have been on and around this site since I swear when lurchy "reporting for doody" was getting beat. Got here via HotAir or lgf.

Have run under a few monikers, have seen many come and go.

What has been consistent from the jump is the ruthless, grim, steely eyed, grinding pursuit of the humor. And it has paid off. In Spades, naturally.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, still a Tigers fan at April 18, 2017 03:00 PM (1aMQH)

545 We're meeting someone tomorrow for dinner who is from an Arab country. I have no idea what to wear. I guess my mini-skirt is out.

Posted by: grammie winger

Wear whatever you would for any other guest. It is for the guest to accommodate to you, not the other way around, with the exception of being polite and courteous, which I'm sure you would be under any circumstance.
Posted by: LGoPs



Thong and a bikini top. Fuck the diaperheads. This is America.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 03:01 PM (67teE)

546 Though my back doesn't. Weirdly, I don't have back pain from The Rack


You have minions to hold them up for you.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 18, 2017 03:01 PM (QQ+il)

547 Though my back doesn't. Weirdly, I don't have back pain from The Rack

I never really thought about that until I had a girlfriend who had er, a large bosom and found out that she'd recently had breast reduction surgery because they were hurting her back and literally got in the way while playing the piano. I saw before pics and she looked like she was smuggling hippo babies.

Lot of weight on the chest to hold up, especially for a little thing just over 5'. She used to put her feet on top of mine at restaurants because they wouldn't reach the floor. Too bad her soul and heart wasn't as cute as her exterior :/

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 03:01 PM (39g3+)

548 We've traded Colin Kaepernick to the Calgary Stampeders who play under the Canadian flag. Let's see if he notices.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 18, 2017 03:02 PM (e1mEI)

549 Oh my. Did I mention we're bringing Mother along?

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:58 PM (lwiT4)


Well, you could get this for her:

http://bit.ly/2oSIrG9

Mind you, my family isn't very traditional, so I'm not sure what *your* mother would like.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 18, 2017 03:02 PM (wB8Tg)

550 That's because you are so young!

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it'll be different when she hits 30

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 03:02 PM (PNcou)

551 Cubs Gear, Grammie.

*Period*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:02 PM (6gk0M)

552 Wish I could stay, but time to run.

See you all tomorrow.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 18, 2017 03:03 PM (X6fMO)

553 it'll be different when she hits 30
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 03:02 PM (PNcou)
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Like 'ettes ever hit 30.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 03:03 PM (sBOL1)

554

Whatever happened to that Splurwing Plover (sp?) guy?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 18, 2017 03:03 PM (HSmrB)

555 Don't forget the War of 1812.

New England almost seceded over that.


1812 was Napoleon saving American hubris from British nemesis.

We fucked up. We fucked up big time. And the only reason we're still an independent nation is that the Brits were preoccupied with Boney.

We deserve to be a part of Canada, but Napoleon saved us.

Posted by: JEM at April 18, 2017 03:03 PM (TppKb)

556 G'Night Mary Poppins' and Country Boy!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:03 PM (6gk0M)

557 If it's a picnic...

Posted by: TexasDan at April 18, 2017 02:59 PM (yL25O)
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Hmmm. That might work.... Food for thought, anyway.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:04 PM (lwiT4)

558 Easter dinner at family we had a young man from Kenya who had been here for 11 years after living there for 13. Didn't say a whole lot but wasnt expecting anything special

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2017 03:04 PM (Ot7+c)

559
You never know what will get noticed and what will get lost in the shuffle around here.

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yeah, i need to be better at giving credit for the LOLs

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 03:04 PM (PNcou)

560 >>> The other was when Ace got in trouble with Anne Althouse over nuttin.
Posted by: fixerupper at April 18, 2017 02:50 PM (8XRCm)

Teabagging is no laughing matter!

Posted by: Anderson "Silver Foxx" Cooper at April 18, 2017 03:04 PM (hvf9s)

561 "You may just think you wrote the greatest, wittiest post ever posted here and its ignored. Its sort of like throwing putty at the wall, sometimes it sticks and sometimes it just falls off. Don't worry about it, it happens to everyone"

True. Sometimes someone will put up a great post and I feel bad that it isn't acknowledged. But if we all started to do that it would spin out of control very quickly, like participation trophies.

Posted by: RM at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (U3LtS)

562 *Warms-up Cerberus in the bullpen for Alexthechick's eventual onslaught*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (6gk0M)

563 Ah geez daughter just sent me a video of Air Force One going overhead. The kids are squealing in the background. And here I sit. With you. No offense.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (lwiT4)

564 Thong and a bikini top. Fuck the diaperheads. This is America.

******

Oh. So this is a Horde meetup?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (qt8uo)

565 Thong and a bikini top. Fuck the diaperheads. This is America.

They're entertaining a foreign guest. Thong and bikini top with a tie!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (4WhSY)

566 Ace nailed it pointing out this is just liberal signaling that patriotism is now reflected in bitching about everything and linking to "this administration." Of course that wasn't patriotism for the last 8 years but this is what we get when we put infants in positions of public display.

Posted by: MSTisdale at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (g9d8D)

567 555
1812 was Napoleon saving American hubris from British nemesis.

We fucked up. We fucked up big time. And the only reason we're still an independent nation is that the Brits were preoccupied with Boney.

We deserve to be a part of Canada, but Napoleon saved us.
Posted by: JEM at April 18, 2017 03:03 PM (TppKb)

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The War of 1812 really came to a close when Napoleon lost to Britain and Britain no longer needed to impress America citizens.

Militarily, it was more of a wash than anything else. Yeah, the British burned D.C., but they didn't hold it. Most of the land trading went around Maine, and we held our own in the great lakes battles (thank you, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (/prE6)

568 That's why hockey is the best professional sport. That and the fact that the team coming from behind pulls the goalie for an extra man making exiting down to the last second. It may even be as exciting as running out the clock in football or fouling your way from two points down to ten in basketball. Blecchh.

---

true sudden death overtime. Screw the shootouts!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (PNcou)

569 We deserve to be a part of Canada, but Napoleon saved us.

And I will note that my belief in this is strong enough that I said a thanks to that effect when at the Invalides.

Posted by: JEM at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (TppKb)

570 We've traded Colin Kaepernick to the Calgary Stampeders who play under the Canadian flag. Let's see if he notices.





Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 18, 2017 03:02 PM (e1mEI)

I've been traded, whoops, wrong Colin, I guess. just kidding, Kaepernick is no relation. Besides I'm white.

Posted by: Colin at April 18, 2017 03:06 PM (XA7nv)

571 Easter dinner at family we had a young man from Kenya

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Interesting. We went traditional and had ham.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 03:06 PM (7ZVPa)

572 I wrote a comment that I thought was so hilarious that I could hardly type it, I was laughing so hard.
Nobody said a word about it.


Yep. And I've seen comments from others on here that just flat out busted my gut and not a peep from teh Horde. I guess timing is everything.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 18, 2017 03:07 PM (vtcmf)

573 Cubs Gear, Grammie.



*Period*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:02 PM (6gk0M)
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BINGO ! Why didn't I think of that in the first place?? Now to decide which shirt. I have eight. Not counting sweatshirts which I don't think I should wear to a nice restaurant.

Thanks Slap - you're a lifesaver!

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:07 PM (lwiT4)

574 OT
2 Be just flew over Mom's place, heading for Wright Pat for the 75th anniversary celebration of Doolittle's Raid

Posted by: Edd Zachary at April 18, 2017 03:07 PM (r1QH4)

575 The other place I go is a forum, posters do come and go for infractions just like here. It is sad to see anyone go.

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2017 03:07 PM (Ot7+c)

576 Easter dinner at family we had a young man from Kenya
--
"Interesting. We went traditional and had ham."
-Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 03:06 PM (7ZVPa)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:07 PM (6gk0M)

577 B1
Dam cucumber

Posted by: Edd Zachary at April 18, 2017 03:08 PM (r1QH4)

578 Screw the shootouts!

* * * * *

Hockey does indeed have the best end-of-game (as long as it's close) excitement. I would say basketball is the 180 degree, exact opposite of that - with the refs calling every brush of hand a foul and everyone standing around while free throws are taken. Blech is right.

Posted by: MSTisdale at April 18, 2017 03:08 PM (g9d8D)

579 My friends, we have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House...


It's not as if his comrades like Bill Ayers will induce a hatred of the flag...

Posted by: John McCain at April 18, 2017 03:08 PM (DpOmP)

580 572 I wrote a comment that I thought was so hilarious that I could hardly type it, I was laughing so hard.
Nobody said a word about it.

Yep. And I've seen comments from others on here that just flat out busted my gut and not a peep from teh Horde. I guess timing is everything.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 18, 2017 03:07 PM (vtcmf)

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Also...how do you respond to such comments?

We don't have many comments that amount to "lol". We'd rather add our own brand of funny to a string than just congratulate each other.

You're most likely being read, at least. That's what I've come to acknowledge.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 03:08 PM (/prE6)

581 "Thanks Slap - you're a lifesaver!"
-Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:07 PM (lwiT4)

I'm okay, I guess.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:08 PM (6gk0M)

582 The War of 1812 had very justifiable reasons. The British were openly preying on American ships, kidnapping Americans to fill their watch list, and basically treating us like trash to be used at will. They'd fire a cannon at a US merchant vessel and just take whoever they wanted.

I know, the British were fighting a world war of survival against basically the entirety of Europe, they needed sailors badly and because the life of a regular sailor on a man-o-war was hellish, they'd escape to the USA whenever possible. But they weren't very picky about who was a "deserter" and would always claim the people volunteered.

People go to war over that kind of thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 03:08 PM (39g3+)

583 Don't forget the War of 1812.

New England almost seceded over that.

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If only!

Posted by: NFL at April 18, 2017 03:09 PM (PNcou)

584 True. Sometimes someone will put up a great post and I feel bad that it isn't acknowledged. But if we all started to do that it would spin out of control very quickly, like participation trophies.


Thread Winner!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 18, 2017 03:09 PM (QQ+il)

585 565 Thong and a bikini top. Fuck the diaperheads. This is America.

They're entertaining a foreign guest. Thong and bikini top with a tie!
Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (4WhSY

*******

But what will the 'ettes be wearing?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 18, 2017 03:09 PM (qt8uo)

586 True. Sometimes someone will put up a great post
and I feel bad that it isn't acknowledged. But if we all started to do
that it would spin out of control very quickly, like participation
trophies.





Thread Winner!



Posted by: Grump928(c)

LOL



Posted by: runner at April 18, 2017 03:10 PM (c6/9Q)

587 Easter dinner at family we had a young man from Kenya

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Interesting. We went traditional and had ham.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada




*snort

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 03:10 PM (67teE)

588 Militarily, it was more of a wash than anything else

It was a world when this post would not be seen by some goatherd in East Bumfuckistan until April, 2018.

Many things were happening independently of one another, without input from those commanding elsewhere, and the end result was inconclusive on this side. The Brits had to prioritize the little Corsican, and couldn't commit here until he was done there.

Posted by: JEM at April 18, 2017 03:10 PM (TppKb)

589
I wrote a comment that I thought was so hilarious that I could hardly type it, I was laughing so hard.

Nobody said a word about it.

Yep. And I've seen comments
from others on here that just flat out busted my gut and not a peep
from teh Horde. I guess timing is everything.


You ever see something that's truly LOL style funny, and then notice a rather large gap after it was posted until the next comment?

That's the acknowledgement.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2017 03:10 PM (4WhSY)

590 I'm guilty of laughing uproariously at a post then not acknowledging it, we really should do that more often. A lot of you people are just flat out gut-busting and we ought to be more willing to straight up praise it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 03:10 PM (39g3+)

591 Ever open up your fridge to grab some pop and something smells bad and you can't find what it is? Yeah. Like that. Eww.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:11 PM (lwiT4)

592 436 Friend of the Blog Rick Wilson
Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at April 18, 2017 02:42 PM (QQ+il)



Will someone pull this post because ace insulted him?

Posted by: buzzion at April 18, 2017 03:11 PM (z/Ubi)

593 Nothing until exit polls (if media are doing it), and that doesn't come until the polls close at 7(?) local time.

-
Georgia, Georgia
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 18, 2017 03:11 PM (Nwg0u)

594 "True. Sometimes someone will put up a great post and I feel bad that it isn't acknowledged. But if we all started to do that it would spin out of control very quickly, like participation trophies."
-Posted by: RM at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (U3LtS)

Nailed It.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:11 PM (6gk0M)

595 I came to aos from the nuke the moon guy when he linked to ace and a video of a pedestrian that cheated death when two cars collided at an intersection. That was way back when ace was more than a political blog during the week.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (39cXK)

596 548 We've traded Colin Kaepernick to the Calgary Stampeders who play under the Canadian flag. Let's see if he notices.



Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 18, 2017 03:02 PM (e1mEI)

Well, they've had BLM marches in Toronto so I guess the cops up there must be all oppressive and shooty too, right?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (s7vJs)

597 The best response I ever got was about people in Toronto putting flowers and memorials next to a road kill along a highway.

Posted by: Colin at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (XA7nv)

598 463
The Wings and the Avalanche used to have some epic throwdowns with even the goalies coming to center ice and tangling.






THAT'S when you know it's a donnybrook.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 02:46 PM (67teE)
Sorry - but nothing, and I mean nothing compares to the Rangers Devils battles which stretch back to bad blood from the 90s - my favorite? The epic, four minute long, multi-player brawl that erupted at :01 of a game in 2012- as the ref was dropping the puck. Fan-f*cking-tastic.worth a re-watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MFRpipkQu8

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (Fb9aZ)

599 And also by the way, if you guessed this guy probably looked like Rick Wilson's younger, even sadder brother, you are an astute observer of the physical-psychological interplay in human development.

Low-T brony.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (oVJmc)

600 572
I wrote a comment that I thought was so hilarious that I could hardly type it, I was laughing so hard.
Nobody said a word about it.

* * * * * *

But of course you don't need validation from some random board to confirm your sense of humor, right? You shouldn't. I can make people bust a gut sometimes but that doesn't make me funny as a general rule - it's all a matter of timing. You should actually take it as a badge of pride that you didn't get any comments - your humor is obviously so sharp that most don't appreciate it. Right?

Posted by: MSTisdale at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (g9d8D)

601 LOL.

We are all such assholes.

It's awesome.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (8iiMU)

602 Nailed It.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:11 PM (6gk0M)
=======================

Martin Luther posts here?

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (lwiT4)

603 One of the horde that I could never understand was Wicked Pinto. There must have been background jokes or something that I never knew about. Anyone know what happened to him?

Posted by: Cheri at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (oiNtH)

604 594 "True. Sometimes someone will put up a great post and I feel bad that it isn't acknowledged. But if we all started to do that it would spin out of control very quickly, like participation trophies."
-Posted by: RM at April 18, 2017 03:05 PM (U3LtS)

Nailed It.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:11 PM (6gk0M)

Nice reply.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (39cXK)

605 Re: War of 1812

It is extremely unlikely that Britain would have even wanted to try to re-incorporate the United States into British North America (with the exception of some border adjustments, access to St Lawrence R., etc.)

What did become at stake as a result of our military incompetence were the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Loss of the war would have likely resulted in its reversion to Spanish control. Britain and its allies did not recognize the transfer to France (under occupational duress) and the subsequent sale to the U.S.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (SsblQ)

606 We don't have many comments that amount to "lol". We'd rather add our own brand of funny to a string than just congratulate each other.

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I just imagine the seething hatred from you all that you didn't think up my last witticism. your unstated envy is my ambrosia

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 03:13 PM (PNcou)

607 >>> I wore an orange layered ruffle shirt and white skinny ankle pants. I looked awesome. Can you say that about an Easter outfit? Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 02:56 PM (lwiT4)

Of course you can!! Glad you looked great. I broke out my maroon tights for Easter with a pale green dress, and a scarf with both colors in it.

And yes Melania looked amazing in the dress for the Easter Egg roll! Maybe her arms weren't as worthy of praise to the press like Michelle's would have been *eyeroll* but she was smashing.

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 03:13 PM (hvf9s)

608 605 Re: War of 1812

It is extremely unlikely that Britain would have even wanted to try to re-incorporate the United States into British North America (with the exception of some border adjustments, access to St Lawrence R., etc.)

What did become at stake as a result of our military incompetence were the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Loss of the war would have likely resulted in its reversion to Spanish control. Britain and its allies did not recognize the transfer to France (under occupational duress) and the subsequent sale to the U.S.
Posted by: RioBravo at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (SsblQ)

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

If William Hull hadn't turned completely incompetent at Detroit, there's a solid chance that Canada would be the northern part of the United States.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 03:13 PM (/prE6)

609 Nailed It.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:11 PM (6gk0M)

Nice reply.


I think I've been breathing some odd gas and missed all of this...

Posted by: JEM at April 18, 2017 03:14 PM (TppKb)

610 Ever open up your fridge to grab some pop and something smells bad and you can't find what it is? Yeah. Like that. Eww.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:11 PM (lwiT4)
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I know how to fix that!

Drink water from the tap instead of pop.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 03:14 PM (sBOL1)

611 From the OP article: "For one, if we removed everything that offends leftists in the public square, it would be a bland, barren scene."

No, I disagree. There would be the same stuff that started up in Barry's first term: Old recycled Soviet style propaganda crap like marches during half time celebrating the great leap forward in healthcare and peace in our time with Cuba. Leftists are never satisfied with simply the removal of things that offend them. Everything that does not promote their social and political activist goals are acively offensive.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at April 18, 2017 03:14 PM (fo0go)

612 I dunno. Every once in a while if I encounter some particularly well-crafted funneh, I try to acknowledge the source in some fashion.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 18, 2017 03:14 PM (vtcmf)

613 The merchants of New England were being slaughtered by the blockades during the War of 1812, so yeah they hated it. but the business owners weren't the ones being "impressed" by the British either, so they didn't really give a crap about the fate of a few sailors. The English didn't want the war, either, but they had to respond. They couldn't have America siding with the French, and it gave them the perfect excuse to block American supply ships to France, which they'd had to let go through before.

Mostly the British people felt the American sailors were being wronged, and weren't real supportive of the war.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 03:14 PM (39g3+)

614 True. Sometimes someone will put up a great post
and I feel bad that it isn't acknowledged. But if we all started to do
that it would spin out of control very quickly, like participation
trophies.





Thread Winner!



Posted by: Grump928(c)

LOL

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WORD

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 18, 2017 03:14 PM (PNcou)

615 610 Ever open up your fridge to grab some pop and something smells bad and you can't find what it is? Yeah. Like that. Eww.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:11 PM (lwiT4)
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I know how to fix that!

Drink water from the tap instead of pop.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 03:14 PM (sBOL1)

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Why drink water when I still have perfectly good whiskey?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 18, 2017 03:15 PM (/prE6)

616 Drink water from the tap instead of pop.





Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 03:14 PM (sBOL1)
=======================

See, I knew somebody would come up with a solution. Thanks bluebell.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:15 PM (lwiT4)

617 607; they are still knob gobbleing mooch and that sissified puke of a beard she has on yahoo daily.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 18, 2017 03:15 PM (KP5rU)

618 You ever see something that's truly LOL style funny, and then notice a rather large gap after it was posted until the next comment?

That's the acknowledgement.
Posted by: Blanco Basura



Basking in the glow.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 03:15 PM (67teE)

619 We don't have many comments that amount to "lol". We'd rather add our own brand of funny to a string than just congratulate each other.

--

I have made some funny comments, and two posts later someone tops me with something uproariously funny. I don't mind, I'm here to laugh.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 18, 2017 03:15 PM (7ZVPa)

620 "Martin Luther posts here?"
-Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:12 PM (lwiT4)

Jesus Christ, Himself could post here and it may be "passed-over" for someone talking about not wearing pants while reloading.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:15 PM (6gk0M)

621 One of the horde that I could never understand was Wicked Pinto. There must have been background jokes or something that I never knew about. Anyone know what happened to him?

I think he waxed a little too wicked a few times.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 18, 2017 03:16 PM (39g3+)

622 Yup I think you're right Slap.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:16 PM (lwiT4)

623 Jesus Christ, Himself could post here and it may be "passed-over" for someone talking about not wearing pants while reloading.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T)

ahem

Posted by: The Penis of Jehovah at April 18, 2017 03:16 PM (FZYNt)

624 Ban the flag at sports events..????

What the hell... someone should kick that commie right in his kitten!

Posted by: Mr. Magoose at April 18, 2017 03:17 PM (0dmP2)

625 I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 18, 2017 03:17 PM (Nwg0u)

626 "I think I've been breathing some odd gas and missed all of this..."

My last post should clear it up.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:17 PM (6gk0M)

627 And yes Melania looked amazing in the dress for the Easter Egg roll! Maybe her arms weren't as worthy of praise to the press like Michelle's would have been *eyeroll* but she was smashing.
Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 03:13 PM (hvf9s)
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I hope her longer dresses will be ushering in a new trend. I actually found a tea-length dress for Easter and I got lots of compliments on it. They're hard to find. At my age, I don't want to show my knees and believe me, no one wants to see them.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 03:17 PM (sBOL1)

628 There is a Nood, not sure how long ago it was put up as the AoSHq clock isa mess

Posted by: Skip at April 18, 2017 03:18 PM (Ot7+c)

629 At my age, I don't want to show my knees and believe me, no one wants to see them.
Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 03:17 PM (sBOL1)
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29 ?

Posted by: RioBravo at April 18, 2017 03:18 PM (SsblQ)

630 591 Ever open up your fridge to grab some pop and something smells bad and you can't find what it is? Yeah. Like that. Eww.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:11 PM (lwiT4)

Yes, usually I find a surprise head of broccoli. I hate that.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 18, 2017 03:19 PM (u8Ywb)

631 Jesus Christ, Himself could post here and it may be "passed-over" for someone talking about not wearing pants while reloading.


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there was that one day i didn't wear pants...

and it wasn't for passover

Posted by: Jesus Chris at April 18, 2017 03:19 PM (PNcou)

632 grammie, I'm an expert at getting out of housework. I'm supposed to be folding clothes and putting away dishes from Easter (which I was supposed to do yesterday). What I'm doing: painting my toenails and commenting here.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 03:19 PM (sBOL1)

633 I actually found a tea-length dress for Easter and I got lots of compliments on it. They're hard to find.
=====================


Yes they are! What happened to them? Did they suddenly decide to not make them anymore? I'm short, so if I need a formal dress, tea length does just fine. Otherwise if I have to get a regular long dress, it's alteration time. More money.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:19 PM (lwiT4)

634 NOOD.

Posted by: Lord Chancellor johnd01 at April 18, 2017 03:20 PM (ukNFU)

635 True. Sometimes someone will put up a great post
and I feel bad that it isn't acknowledged. But if we all started to do
that it would spin out of control very quickly, like participation
trophies.





Thread Winner!



Posted by: Grump928(c)

LOL

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WORD
Posted by: buzzsaw90




Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 18, 2017 03:20 PM (67teE)

636 Every once in a while if I encounter some particularly well-crafted funneh, I try to acknowledge the source in some fashion.

-
The best is when some moron riffs on something some other moron said.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 18, 2017 03:20 PM (Nwg0u)

637 What I'm doing: painting my toenails and commenting here.





Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 03:19 PM (sBOL1)
==========================

Monthly pedicure. Then I can concentrate more heavily on my commenting.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2017 03:21 PM (lwiT4)

638 Here's what The Horde is good at, however.

We will "miss" Condolences and Prayer Requests, at times, but we always "catch-up".

I've got thirty Prayer Requests written down. Ten of them I received from Fenelon, who "updated me" on them.

Blessed be the horde, as we love and live. Our prayers echo throughout this sanctum for those we love.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 18, 2017 03:23 PM (6gk0M)

639 True. Sometimes someone will put up a great post and I feel bad that it isn't acknowledged. But if we all started to do that it would spin out of control very quickly, like participation trophies.

Posted by: RM


And sometimes it's not even the thing you try to be clever with that has the staying power. Witness the Face-Sized Spider, the death of buzzion, etc.

I mean, I try to be profound and intelligent, and what was my lasting impact? A moment of despair after MisElection 2012 when I pronounced: "Let it burn..."

Just roll with it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at April 18, 2017 03:23 PM (9krrF)

640 >>> I hope her longer dresses will be ushering in a new trend. I actually found a tea-length dress for Easter and I got lots of compliments on it. They're hard to find. At my age, I don't want to show my knees and believe me, no one wants to see them.

Posted by: bluebell at April 18, 2017 03:17 PM (sBOL1)

Yes! Or that gorgeous green dress she wore to meet the Queen of Jordan, I covet. It had the perfect style of neckline for me. Loved it.

Posted by: LizLem at April 18, 2017 03:26 PM (hvf9s)

641 "...in order to steal the commenters. (He was pretty upfront about this as well -- as I said, no filter.)"

Posted by: ace


Would have worked for awhile. Unfortunately the quality of commenting dropped off pretty quickly at Breitbart. It is now on par with Jarles Chonson's site before the end or infowars. Not always and not on every article, but enough.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at April 18, 2017 03:28 PM (fo0go)

642 You ever see something that's truly LOL style funny, and then notice a rather large gap after it was posted until the next comment?

That's the acknowledgement.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


That's when you know it is being cut and pasted and sent around the world.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 18, 2017 03:28 PM (HTdUD)

643 Commenter Johnson is right!

Posted by: Olsen Johnson at April 18, 2017 03:36 PM (IqV8l)

644 Oh my. Did I mention we're bringing Mother along?

Posted by: grammie winger


The proper way to receive Arab guests is to wear a pith helmet and affect a British accent.
You're welcome.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at April 18, 2017 04:09 PM (fo0go)

645 I'm here for the gang bang.


Posted by: josephistan at April 18, 2017 01:42 PM (7HtZB)


Thats only during ONT hours, moose in the gimp suit out front should have told ya.

Posted by: Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable! at April 18, 2017 04:11 PM (XRxxn)

646 Strip him of his citizenship and deport him.

Posted by: Frank Tauss at April 20, 2017 03:05 PM (c7PCO)

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