Trump Unleashes Slate of Judicial Nominations; Promises New Nominees Will be Coming "Nearly Monthly"

Unfortunately, the fact of the Senate filibuster means most of these nominees will be held up forever.

Wait a tic-- they nuked that shit.

So this is better news, then.

The Trump administration has not put much focus into filling executive-branch openings. They’re not making the same mistake with the judiciary. The New York Times’ Adam Liptak reports that the White House will announce ten nominations to fill openings in appellate and district courts, and that the administration plans to make judiciary nominations a "near monthly" event...

Stack those courts, Mr. President.

Stack them like the wind.

Posted by: Ace at 12:53 PM




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1 foist!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 08, 2017 12:44 PM (XWkhW)

2 ha!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 08, 2017 12:45 PM (XWkhW)

3 California has just invented a new way to fuck itself in the ass:

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/
article/ Juvenile-fare-cheats-free-ride-BART-can-t-11127395.php

Juvenile fare cheats’ free ride: BART can’t cite them

"BART is poised to spend millions of dollars to halt fare cheating, but it turns out the transit agency is largely powerless to punish gate-jumping juveniles — thanks to a new state law.

Under the law, which took effect in January, “those under 18 years of age cannot be arrested or cited for fare evasion,” acting BART Police Chief Jeffrey Jennings wrote in a training bulletin to his officers on March 16.

The law, SB882 by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, was directed at keeping juveniles from racking up misdemeanor arrests on their records just for jumping fare gates.

The result: BART has yet to issue a single citation to a juvenile fare jumper this year.

BART says fare evaders are costing the system up to $25 million a year. The mob of 40-plus juveniles who took over a train car at the Coliseum Station on April 22 and robbed the passengers committed a host of crimes -- but it should be noted that they also all jumped the fare gates."

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The Dems pushed this through the legislature with their unstoppable super-majority.

The crazy part is that although the law was passed last year and came into effect in January, apparently no one even heard about it -- heck, police departments hadn't even heard about it -- until now!

So, basically, now, the state of California just bankrupted every public transit system in the state, since as of January all buses, trains and subways are FREE for minors, since there is no penalty for them not paying. And since students make up a significant portion of most riders on most public transit systems -- there goes half their revenue.

Oh wait, my crystal ball tells me -- three years from now, California will have yet another massive tax increase -- TO PAY FOR FAILING PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCIES!

Unexpected!

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (DQ4Fv)

4 #WINNING!

Posted by: garrett at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (6TO2h)

5 Yeah this has the potential to be great. We could totally take away the Left's ability to use the judiciary as a weapon.

Unfortunately, many of those names are gonna be people nominated by the dumb fucks in Congress. So expect more than a few milquetoast turds.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (4ErVI)

6 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at May 08, 2017 12:47 PM (GwIKd)

7 UNLEASH THE JUDGES!!!

Posted by: BignJames at May 08, 2017 12:47 PM (x9c8r)

8 And the Commiecrats will cry their crocodile tears. I so want to see smarmy Schumer have a breakdown.

Even Silly Susie Collins stayed firm on the Goresuch appointment, let alone Yertle the Turtle McConnell.

Even if Trump lets us down elsewhere, this alone is a major victory.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at May 08, 2017 12:47 PM (ujg0T)

9 Go, Donald, go! Stack the Federal courts with the youngest, most conservative justices you can find! Ram it home!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 12:47 PM (SRKgf)

10 Nine!!!

Posted by: Len Goodmen at May 08, 2017 12:48 PM (J+eG2)

11 "A Slate of Candidates?"

Could be worse.

Could be a Vox of Candidates.
_

thankyouthankyouthankyou

Posted by: BumperStickerist at May 08, 2017 12:48 PM (uBKPR)

12 Stack those courts, Mr. President.

Stack them like the wind.
Posted by: Ace


Stack them like Lincoln Logs, reaching higher than the Erector Set T-Rex!

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:48 PM (DQ4Fv)

13 Does wind stack?

Wait.

Oh, I get it.


I drink too much.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 08, 2017 12:48 PM (PFy0L)

14 Could be Trump's largest legacy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2017 12:48 PM (J+eG2)

15 Break like the wind.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 08, 2017 12:48 PM (IqV8l)

16 You want reason to be optimistic about the future of the country?

Imagine the Left being unable to rely on the Judiciary to get what it couldn't get through legislative means.

We could get very close to that after Trump gets all 100+ positions filled.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:48 PM (/prE6)

17 Just like the media, I think the majority of attorneys are 'moderate' or liberal. Hard to fill a large number of positions at the same time without having a couple of potential rotten eggs in the bunch.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 12:48 PM (Q0dwZ)

18 Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (DQ4Fv)


This just in: California has legalized murder by minors. California - leading the way!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 12:49 PM (SRKgf)

19 'So I stack,
like the wind

Stack like the wind'

Posted by: Christopher Cross at May 08, 2017 12:49 PM (6TO2h)

20 11 "A Slate of Candidates?"

Could be worse.

Could be a Vox of Candidates.
_

thankyouthankyouthankyou
Posted by: BumperStickerist at May 08, 2017 12:48 PM (uBKPR)

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

"As long as there are no binders."
-Leftist women everywhere

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:49 PM (/prE6)

21 Unfortunately, the fact of the Senate filibuster means most of these nominees will be held up forever.

Wait a tic-- they nuked that shit.

So this is better news, then.


Only if you consider John McStain having more TV time to rail about "extremist" judges to be better news.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 08, 2017 12:49 PM (X6fMO)

22 Stackable wind, now there's an invention that'll get you that "Fuck you Money" you've always dreamed of......

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 08, 2017 12:50 PM (jjaLl)

23 >>Could be Trump's slightly smaller than largest legacy.

Posted by: garrett at May 08, 2017 12:50 PM (6TO2h)

24 Could be a Vox of Candidates.

A Slick of Lawyers.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 08, 2017 12:50 PM (92Cj5)

25 The Trump administration has not put much focus into filling executive-branch openings.


They said that B4 and it is BS. The "focus" stops at the RINOs in the Senate.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2017 12:50 PM (mpXpK)

26 Look at the bright side, dack: HRC ain't doin' any nominatin'.

Posted by: RI Red. Still deplorable. at May 08, 2017 12:50 PM (vv2Vh)

27 21 Only if you consider John McStain having more TV time to rail about "extremist" judges to be better news.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 08, 2017 12:49 PM (X6fMO)

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

There are many reasons to dislike John McCain.

His deference to the executive in terms of appointments under a Republican president is not one of them.

He'll let them sail through.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:51 PM (/prE6)

28 >> Stackable wind, now there's an invention that'll get you that "Fuck you Money" you've always dreamed of......



There's a Brautigan Short Story where he goes to a SF Salvage Yard to buy a Trout Stream...good stuff.

Posted by: garrett at May 08, 2017 12:51 PM (6TO2h)

29 Chuck Schumer hardest hit!

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 08, 2017 12:51 PM (SIY7D)

30 Is RBG still converting oxygen into CO2?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 12:51 PM (oGRue)

31 A bitter blow to wise latinas everywhere.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 12:51 PM (eZ0Cd)

32 Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (DQ4Fv)


Here's another one: Bay Area demonstrators may be paid to protest, by employers

http://tinyurl.com/kddboth

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 12:51 PM (SRKgf)

33 30 Is RBG still converting oxygen into CO2?
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 12:51 PM (oGRue)



Also methionine and cysteine to H2S.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 12:52 PM (SRKgf)

34 And for this I am grateful that Trump, and not Her, is President.

Posted by: josephistan at May 08, 2017 12:52 PM (7HtZB)

35 31 A bitter blow to wise latinas everywhere.
Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 12:51 PM (eZ0Cd)

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

I bet that some actually wise Latinas will start showing up.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:52 PM (/prE6)

36 There is more to winning than sitting about nursing your abject defeatism.


Wait - winning has *nothing* to do with defeatism. Defeatism is for the guys who aren't closers. The guys without coffee. The losers.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Enhance Your Defeatism with a Dash of Despair from The Outrage Outlet! at May 08, 2017 12:52 PM (hLRSq)

37
Has a judge in Hawaii or Seattle or San Fran ruled that Trump can't make these appointments?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 12:52 PM (493sH)

38 Stack them like the wind?

Stack 'em like you are building skyscrapers.

Posted by: Holmes at May 08, 2017 12:52 PM (0bF2c)

39 You can pay people to get them to do things they don't want to do? They could get lettuce pickers this way.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 12:52 PM (eZ0Cd)

40
Imagine the Left being unable to rely on the Judiciary to get what it couldn't get through legislative means.

---

seems like they need only one judge to stop things

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 12:53 PM (oGRue)

41 I hope JackStraw is listening to the Barton Hall Show, today.

Posted by: garrett at May 08, 2017 12:53 PM (6TO2h)

42 37
Has a judge in Hawaii or Seattle or San Fran ruled that Trump can't make these appointments?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 12:52 PM (493sH)

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

*cracks knuckles*
"I'll find one."
-George Soros

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:53 PM (/prE6)

43 Ooops -- the entire "Global Warming" hoax debunked yet again for the fifteen-zillionth time:

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com
/2017/05/07/ booker-the-arctic-ice-panic/

"Ever since December temperatures in the Arctic have consistently been lower than minus 20 C. In April the extent of Arctic sea ice was back to where it was in April 13 years ago. Furthermore, whereas in 2008 most of the ice was extremely thin, this year most has been at least two metres thick. The Greenland ice cap last winter increased in volume faster than at any time for years.

As for those record temperatures brought in 2016 by an exceptionally strong El Nino, the satellites now show that in recent months global temperatures have plummeted by more that 0.6 degrees: just as happened 17 years ago after a similarly strong El Nino had also made 1998 the “hottest year on record”.

This means the global temperature trend has now shown no further warming for 19 years. But the BBC won’t be telling us any of this."

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:53 PM (DQ4Fv)

44 RBG's senior law clerks are and will continue to be the most powerful people no one's ever heard of.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 08, 2017 12:53 PM (ul9CR)

45 Stack them like the wind.

You can't stack the wind, because it's made of air, and you can't grasp hold of it because it's a gas. DUH!

Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at May 08, 2017 12:53 PM (vRcUp)

46 40
Imagine the Left being unable to rely on the Judiciary to get what it couldn't get through legislative means.

---

seems like they need only one judge to stop things
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 12:53 PM (oGRue)

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

Temporarily.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:53 PM (/prE6)

47 BART says fare evaders are costing the system up to $25 million a year. The mob of 40-plus juveniles who took over a train car at the Coliseum Station on April 22 and robbed the passengers committed a host of crimes -- but it should be noted that they also all jumped the fare gates."

--

Look, I know that you people hate these aspiring young xersons of kalor and don't like the idea of them turning their lives around, but you've just got to get over it. How else do you expect them to get back and forth from college and caring for their sick and elderly aunties and grandmothers?

Posted by: Barry Soetero at May 08, 2017 12:54 PM (fD1ST)

48 Does this mean we get to actually be relevant for a while?

Posted by: Slate at May 08, 2017 12:54 PM (z1jTR)

49 Next VOX:

Republicans are Gerrymandering the Courts!

-

Yglesias might write the piece.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at May 08, 2017 12:54 PM (uBKPR)

50 'And I've got
such a long way to go
To build a Border Wall
with Mexico'

Posted by: More Christopher Cross at May 08, 2017 12:54 PM (6TO2h)

51 32 Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (DQ4Fv)


Here's another one: Bay Area demonstrators may be paid to protest, by employers

http://tinyurl.com/kddboth
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Yeah, I saw that and posted it here a while ago. Unreal!

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:54 PM (DQ4Fv)

52 19 'So I stack,
like the wind

Stack like the wind'
Posted by: Christopher Cross at May 08, 2017 12:49 PM (6TO2h)

***********

gawd damn it. Now I've got that--song stuck in my head.

Posted by: Holmes at May 08, 2017 12:54 PM (0bF2c)

53 I was promised nood judges!

Posted by: Justin "Great Hair" Trudeau at May 08, 2017 12:54 PM (RD7QR)

54 Any one of them could consider nominating judges to be unconstitutional.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 12:55 PM (eZ0Cd)

55 Stackable wind, now there's an invention

--

where can we get some of that shit? subsidized of course...

Posted by: wind farmers of America at May 08, 2017 12:55 PM (oGRue)

56 "You can't stack the wind, because it's made of air, and you can't grasp hold of it because it's a gas. DUH!"

But, the wind is gender fluid.
Not based on chromosomes.

Posted by: Bill Nye, the Trans-Sci Guy at May 08, 2017 12:55 PM (J+eG2)

57 BART says fare evaders are costing the system up to $25 million a year.

Adults to start evading fares and identifying as 18-year-olds.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 08, 2017 12:55 PM (BWL+E)

58 Wall off the West coast.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 12:55 PM (eZ0Cd)

59 The crazy part is that although the law was passed last year and came into effect in January, apparently no one even heard about it -- heck, police departments hadn't even heard about it -- until now!

This part is bad. I mean, yeah, the rest is too, sure, but this is bad in general, not just in specific. "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" only works when the law is either A) at least semi-rational and/or 2) announced, posted, or otherwise promulgated.

The idea of secret laws... That is very very not good. (One of the great Roman legal innovations was posting the laws so that-- get this-- the plebs could see them. Before that, not so much.)

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 12:55 PM (u0s1P)

60 50 'And I've got
such a long way to go
To build a Border Wall
with Mexico'
Posted by: More Christopher Cross at May 08, 2017 12:54 PM (6TO2h)

********

Aaaaaaargh.

Posted by: Holmes at May 08, 2017 12:55 PM (0bF2c)

61 49 Next VOX:

Republicans are Gerrymandering the Courts!

-

Yglesias might write the piece.
Posted by: BumperStickerist at May 08, 2017 12:54 PM (uBKPR)

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

Who was it who said that Republicans had a good year in Senate races because of gerrymandering?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:55 PM (/prE6)

62 I'd like to see Congress impeach some of these out of control judges, so that Trump can put even more conservatives on the courts! Winning on top of Winning!

Posted by: Iblis at May 08, 2017 12:56 PM (9221z)

63 22 Stackable wind, now there's an invention that'll get you that "Fuck you Money" you've always dreamed of......

---

somehow i read that as "Fuck you monkey"

and i wondered why i'd never dreamt of it.

Posted by: wind farmers of America at May 08, 2017 12:56 PM (oGRue)

64 Adults to start evading fares and identifying as 18-year-olds. "

Chronological age is simply a social construct.

Posted by: Bill Nye, the Trans-Sci Guy at May 08, 2017 12:56 PM (J+eG2)

65 Stackable wind, now there's an invention

Just let me finish this transparent aluminum, laddie.

Posted by: Montgomery Scott at May 08, 2017 12:56 PM (X6fMO)

66 WND has the scoop of the century: Shep Smith is gay. Apparently he's ready to admit it.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (3J/LN)

67 Earwigs for ALL!

Posted by: garrett at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (6TO2h)

68 Gerrymandering Senate districts is difficult.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (eZ0Cd)

69 Oh wait, my crystal ball tells me -- three years from now, California will have yet another massive tax increase -- TO PAY FOR FAILING PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCIES!

Unexpected!

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (DQ4Fv)
..............

You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!

Posted by: wth at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (HgMAr)

70 68 Gerrymandering Senate districts is difficult.
Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (eZ0Cd)

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You pretty much have to move people out of a state.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (/prE6)

71 somehow i read that as "Fuck you monkey"

That was the B-side.

Posted by: Peter Gabriel at May 08, 2017 12:58 PM (X6fMO)

72 Time to expand the SCOTUS to 15 Justices, Mr. President.

Posted by: ShainS at May 08, 2017 12:58 PM (cQNgH)

73 I identify as a 67 year old. Can I get a check?

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 12:58 PM (eZ0Cd)

74 69 Oh wait, my crystal ball tells me -- three years from now, California will have yet another massive tax increase -- TO PAY FOR FAILING PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCIES!

Unexpected!

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (DQ4Fv)
..............

You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!
Posted by: wth at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (HgMAr)

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

No, cap and trade will do it!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:58 PM (/prE6)

75 Garett-!!!! I almost knew that!

Posted by: Holmes at May 08, 2017 12:58 PM (0bF2c)

76 Much like gif is pronounced with a hard 'g',
so is 'gerrymandering'

If you say 'jerrymandering', you're a commie.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at May 08, 2017 12:58 PM (uBKPR)

77 Gerrymandering Senate districts is difficult.
Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (eZ0Cd)

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

You pretty much have to move people out of a state.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (/prE6)



Illinois: We're on it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 12:59 PM (493sH)

78 BART says fare evaders are costing the system up to $25 million a year. The mob of 40-plus juveniles who took over a train car at the Coliseum Station on April 22 and robbed the passengers committed a host of crimes -- but it should be noted that they also all jumped the fare gates."


They were just training for the high hurdles.

H8ters.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 12:59 PM (SRKgf)

79 I feel boxed in an greyed out.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 08, 2017 12:59 PM (U6f54)

80 Look, I know that you people hate these aspiring young xersons of kalor and don't like the idea of them turning their lives around, but you've just got to get over it. How else do you expect them to get back and forth from college and caring for their sick and elderly aunties and grandmothers?
Posted by: Barry Soetero


Yes, they take care of sick and elderly aunties and grandmothers by body-slamming them to the concrete and them throwing them in the water to drown:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4482680/ Elderly-woman-body-slammed-hurled-pool.html

Oh wait -- that was someone else's elderly grandmother the youths almost killed. My bad! Carry on.

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:59 PM (DQ4Fv)

81 Giuliani made a point of having fare jumpers arrested, because they were often illegally carrying, or had outstanding warrants.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 08, 2017 12:59 PM (SIY7D)

82 Shoots, SCORE!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 08, 2017 12:59 PM (KlI/a)

83 65 Stackable wind, now there's an invention

Just let me finish this transparent aluminum, laddie.
Posted by: Montgomery Scott at May 08, 2017 12:56 PM (X6fMO)



Anti-gravity paint.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 01:00 PM (SRKgf)

84 "I identify as a 67 year old. Can I get a check?"

For now...yes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2017 01:00 PM (J+eG2)

85 53 I was promised nood judges!
Posted by: Justin "Great Hair" Trudeau at May 08, 2017 12:54 PM (RD7QR)

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come into our chambers

Posted by: Ruth BG, Sonia S & Elena K at May 08, 2017 01:00 PM (oGRue)

86 Why fill administrative positions in departments that need to be cut? I mean other than removing the deadwood that's there, but replacing those people would only be a short term solution. Who wants that job?

Posted by: Dentist's son at May 08, 2017 01:00 PM (dnQ19)

87 62
I'd like to see Congress impeach some of these out of control judges, so
that Trump can put even more conservatives on the courts! Winning on
top of Winning!

Posted by: Iblis at May 08, 2017 12:56 PM (9221z)

It has happened only once in modern history and that was when a black judge in FL was caught red-handed accepting bribes. And then he was elected as a congressman even though he had a felony conviction.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2017 01:00 PM (mpXpK)

88 Stack 'em high!

Not tired of #WINNING yet.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:00 PM (PY9jH)

89 "BART says fare evaders are costing the system up to $25 million a year. "

You think that's bad, just wait until you find out that some of them are streaming movies and TV shows on YouTube.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 08, 2017 01:00 PM (fD1ST)

90 Wait---is hockey on?

I was lurking and saw you bastards trashing Sid.

Posted by: Holmes at May 08, 2017 01:00 PM (0bF2c)

91 Stack them to the heavens!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at May 08, 2017 01:00 PM (xJa6I)

92 Stackable wind, now there's an invention

Just let me finish this transparent aluminum, laddie.
Posted by: Montgomery Scott at May 08, 2017 12:56 PM (X6fMO)


Anti-gravity paint.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 01:00 PM (SRKgf)


Spotted paint!

Posted by: Moe Howard at May 08, 2017 01:01 PM (X6fMO)

93 You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!
Posted by: wth at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (HgMAr)



But you have to invoke this Holy of Holies properly, viz.:

HIGH. SPEED. RAIL.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 01:01 PM (SRKgf)

94
According to wiki:

there are 20 vacancies on the United States Courts of Appeals,

101 vacancies on the United States district courts,

2 vacancies on the United States Court of International Trade

and 21 announced federal judicial vacancies that will occur before the end of Trump's first term.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 08, 2017 01:01 PM (HJ4Bx)

95 You can't stack the wind, because it's made of air, and you can't grasp hold of it because it's a gas. DUH!

Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at May 08, 2017 12:53 PM (vRcUp)


*inflates mattresses, makes a stack of them, thumbs nose at NDT*

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Enhance Your Defeatism with a Dash of Despair from The Outrage Outlet! at May 08, 2017 01:02 PM (hLRSq)

96 Take the supreme court up to 17.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:02 PM (eZ0Cd)

97 It has happened only once in modern history and that was when a black judge in FL was caught red-handed accepting bribes. And then he was elected as a congressman even though he had a felony conviction.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2017 01:00 PM (mpXpK)



Alcee Hastings.

Kamala Harris/Alcee Hastings 2020. You heard it here first. Their campaign slogan: why not the worst?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 01:02 PM (SRKgf)

98 'Oh wait, my crystal ball tells me -- three years from now, California will have yet another massive tax increase -- TO PAY FOR FAILING PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCIES'

Clearly, this clinches the case for the monorail

Posted by: phineas gage at May 08, 2017 01:02 PM (XsVWn)

99 It's clear that Donald Trump has no intention of listening to the people, and will instead put his cronies into the judicial system to guard against his impeachment. He's moving faster on this than anyone, which shows that he's really afraid of public opinion. Obama appointed judges much more slowly and with more deliberation, showing that he was honest about the process.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT. at May 08, 2017 01:02 PM (PFy0L)

100
obama seated over 300 judges, Bush about the same

That was over 8 years. So 150 judges per term, is my estimate, and those numbers above bear that out.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 08, 2017 01:02 PM (HJ4Bx)

101 You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!
Posted by: wth


And the best part is -- it will be free for anyone under 18, as well as for illegal aliens who "lost" their ID and claim to be under 18!

I say that as a bitter joke, but it is in fact true.

I know it's too early to get drunk, but where's that mezcal?

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 01:02 PM (DQ4Fv)

102 Stack 'em to the heavens,
Stack 'em to the heavens,
I could write a song about it,
Stack 'em to the heavens!

Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:03 PM (CMbMd)

103 98. Is there a chance the track will bend?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 08, 2017 01:03 PM (TwwWO)

104 74 69 Oh wait, my crystal ball tells me -- three years from now, California will have yet another massive tax increase -- TO PAY FOR FAILING PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCIES!

Unexpected!

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (DQ4Fv)
..............

You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!
Posted by: wth at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (HgMAr)

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

No, cap and trade will do it!

---

They'll just mandate that people have to ride the trains. To work, to school, to the camps...

Posted by: Ruth BG, Sonia S & Elena K at May 08, 2017 01:03 PM (oGRue)

105 monorail .... Monorail ... MONORAIL

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 08, 2017 01:04 PM (92Cj5)

106 WND has the scoop of the century: Shep Smith is gay. Apparently he's ready to admit it.

Between him and Barry Manilow, I may need to sit down.

Ricky Martin came out a while ago, right? That was another shocker.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:04 PM (u0s1P)

107 94
According to wiki:

there are 20 vacancies on the United States Courts of Appeals,

101 vacancies on the United States district courts,

2 vacancies on the United States Court of International Trade

and 21 announced federal judicial vacancies that will occur before the end of Trump's first term.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 08, 2017 01:01 PM (HJ4Bx)

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

Obama got the D.C. Court of Appeals. Trump will get everything else.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 01:04 PM (/prE6)

108 "I'm just a simple caveman; your world confuses me. I see little people talking in a box, and wonder how they got in there."

Posted by: Jonathan Gruber, Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer at May 08, 2017 01:04 PM (yqvys)

109 Nice news finally and it would not have worked if Reid had not Nuked the filibuster.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 08, 2017 01:04 PM (le7jz)

110 Alexis Breeze is stacked.

Posted by: garrett at May 08, 2017 01:05 PM (6TO2h)

111 Posted by: Barry Soetero

Yes, they take care of sick and elderly aunties and grandmothers by body-slamming them to the concrete and them throwing them in the water to drown:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4482680/ Elderly-woman-body-slammed-hurled-pool.html

Oh wait -- that was someone else's elderly grandmother the youths almost killed. My bad! Carry on.

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:59 PM (DQ4Fv)

Knowing Typical White Women (TM) like I do, I'm not surprised that she forced those future world leaders to action.

Posted by: Barry Soetero at May 08, 2017 01:05 PM (fD1ST)

112 I know it's too early to get drunk, but where's that mezcal?

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 01:02 PM (DQ4Fv)


As Grandfather Poppins sagely remarked, it is never too early to get drunk. It is only too early to leave work to get drunk.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 08, 2017 01:05 PM (X6fMO)

113 This means the global temperature trend has now shown no further warming for 19 years.

-----------

They say this on one hand (the researcgers climate researchers call it a GW "pause")...

...and yet every single year is always THE HOTTEST ON RECORD.

Hmm.

Posted by: Slate at May 08, 2017 01:05 PM (z1jTR)

114 74 69 Oh wait, my crystal ball tells me -- three years from now, California will have yet another massive tax increase -- TO PAY FOR FAILING PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCIES!

Unexpected!

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (DQ4Fv)



It poured like hell Saturday night here in SoCal. So my crystal ball tells me that Jerry Brown will next want to raise taxes ... for flood control. Or drought control. Or both.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 01:05 PM (SRKgf)

115 Much like gif is pronounced with a hard 'g',
so is 'gerrymandering'

If you say 'jerrymandering', you're a commie.


The G in .gif stands for "graphic."

Also. JERRY. JERRY.

Posted by: Laserbeak, star of Transformers: Dark of the Moon at May 08, 2017 01:05 PM (u0s1P)

116 'stack like the wind'

This court goes to eleven

Posted by: nigel tufnel at May 08, 2017 01:05 PM (XsVWn)

117 104
They'll just mandate that people have to ride the trains. To work, to school, to the camps...
Posted by: Ruth BG, Sonia S & Elena K at May 08, 2017 01:03 PM (oGRue)

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

"But it takes me longer to get to the train station and back than if I were to just go straight to work."
-Poor Republican peasant who lives outside of San Francisco

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (/prE6)

118 How old are the judges on the Ninth Circuit?

Posted by: Holmes at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (0bF2c)

119 They'll just mandate that people have to ride the trains.

Or at least pay for them.

I seem to recall Denver trying something like that with their bus system years ago...the argument was that everyone at least indirectly benefits from the busses, so everyone should directly pay for them via a general tax.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (PFy0L)

120 The GOPe damn well better push these through fast.


I am so very tired of everyone in DC sitting on their thumbs and lecturing we deplorables about how things work.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (NOIQH)

121 Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT. at May 08, 2017 01:02 PM (PFy0L)



I'm sorry but that is far too coherent to be Mary. I need a Presdent Ohbama our first precident of colors to make me think it's really Mary

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (493sH)

122 "I see little people talking in a box, and wonder how they got in there.""

Boxes are closed.


Moose at the front should have told you.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (J+eG2)

123 96 Take the supreme court up to 17.

---

it only goes to 11

Posted by: Spinal Tap at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (oGRue)

124 Stack the benches.

I want to see new judges standing in the on deck circle waiting for retirements.

Split the Ninth Circus, and stack it with sane judges.

No more retired senior judges deciding cases.

Posted by: rd at May 08, 2017 01:07 PM (iT57s)

125 118 How old are the judges on the Ninth Circuit?
Posted by: Holmes at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (0bF2c)



Too old.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 01:07 PM (SRKgf)

126 'Oh wait, my crystal ball tells me -- three years from now, California will have yet another massive tax increase -- TO PAY FOR FAILING PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCIES'

---

wait till they extent the BART line to Tijuana

Posted by: Spinal Tap at May 08, 2017 01:07 PM (oGRue)

127
Speaking about rail... the Philadelphia train engineer who pushed the throttle up to 11 before rounding a bend and caused a horrific crash...killing a bunch...

The statue of limitations has just about expired, and he hasn't been charged.

Not that it has anything whatsoever to do with it, pinkie swear, but he's the ghey.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 08, 2017 01:07 PM (HTdUD)

128 Now someone needs to start creating vacancies on the courts.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:08 PM (eZ0Cd)

129 wait till they extent the BART line to Tijuana
Posted by: Spinal Tap at May 08, 2017 01:07 PM (oGRue)



To supplement the limo fleet they send their now?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 01:08 PM (SRKgf)

130 No more retired senior judges deciding cases.

That retired senior status is a bunch of shit. Either work for your paycheck or get the hell out.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 08, 2017 01:08 PM (92Cj5)

131 117 104
They'll just mandate that people have to ride the trains. To work, to school, to the camps...
Posted by: Ruth BG, Sonia S & Elena K at May 08, 2017 01:03 PM (oGRue)

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

"But it takes me longer to get to the train station and back than if I were to just go straight to work."
-Poor Republican peasant who lives outside of San Francisco

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (/prE6)

Republican, eh? I bet you don't even speak the new official language, "Sparabic".

Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:08 PM (CMbMd)

132 You funny talking stick characters tell of confusing spirits called premium and tax.

But there is one thing I do understand, it's that every person has a right to the life voodoo.

Posted by: Jonathan Gruber, Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer at May 08, 2017 01:08 PM (yqvys)

133 Now someone needs to start creating vacancies on the courts.


*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Death at May 08, 2017 01:08 PM (92Cj5)

134 Trump has a lot of work to do. Obama stuffed 329 judges into the system, including 2 supremes, 55 appeals and 268 district courts...

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at May 08, 2017 01:09 PM (t41dG)

135 I love big science and I cannot lie.

Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at May 08, 2017 01:09 PM (vRcUp)

136 Speaking about rail... the Philadelphia train engineer who pushed the throttle up to 11 before rounding a bend and caused a horrific crash...killing a bunch...

The whole idea of rails is so they don't crash, and computer controls and raragh i need some eye heroin

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:09 PM (u0s1P)

137 How old are the judges on the Ninth Circuit?

Posted by: Holmes at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (0bF2c)





Old enough to go hunting at a remote lodge out west.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:09 PM (PY9jH)

138 Hey,

as the namesake of "Gerrymandering" let me tell you, it's with a hard 'g'.

Posted by: Elbridge "Mander" Gerry at May 08, 2017 01:09 PM (uBKPR)

139 Jerry Brown will next want to raise taxes ... for flood control. Or drought control. Or both.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Next, California will coin the new word

Flought

which is a combination of a "flood" and a "drought."

The useful thing about floughts is that they're ALWAYS looming as the bugbear to fear: "Next year, we are likely to experience a flought! MOAR TAXES!!!"

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 01:09 PM (DQ4Fv)

140 break the ninth. sweet sweet revenge against a treasonous judiciary.

or charge teh treason judges with treason. FDR would've.

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at May 08, 2017 01:09 PM (55//3)

141 121 Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT. at May 08, 2017 01:02 PM (PFy0L)



I'm sorry but that is far too coherent to be Mary. I need a Presdent Ohbama our first precident of colors to make me think it's really Mary

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (493sH)


The original Mary sock could actually spell things.

Somewhere along the way, the joke turned from everything being about "President Of Color" to "Can't even spell 'hand' correctly".

Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:09 PM (CMbMd)

142 Most Judges own pillows.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:09 PM (eZ0Cd)

143 Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT. at May 08, 2017 01:02 PM

As is often the case, you again provide a breath of fresh flatulence into what is usually an atmosphere of consensual commonality of outlook.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 08, 2017 01:10 PM (DMUuz)

144 I remember some damn riot either in Oakland or San Fran and the bus drivers refused to drive their routes--so you were

SOL if you were trying to get out of there.

Posted by: Holmes at May 08, 2017 01:10 PM (0bF2c)

145 103 98. Is there a chance the track will bend?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 08, 2017 01:03 PM (TwwWO)

Not on your life, my Hindu friend!

Posted by: josephistan at May 08, 2017 01:11 PM (7HtZB)

146 >>Posted by: Death

Cheat death.

If you're a stuntman you cheat death, that's what you do.

Posted by: Stuntman at May 08, 2017 01:11 PM (/tuJf)

147 Better gerrymander than Gary, Indiana. Blech.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:11 PM (u0s1P)

148 BART will compensate by raising fares. They will punish the honest in order to reward thugs. That's California for you.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 08, 2017 01:11 PM (vRcUp)

149 I remember some damn riot either in Oakland or San Fran and the bus drivers refused to drive their routes--so you were

I wouldn't do it without combat pay, and someone riding shotgun.

Posted by: Death at May 08, 2017 01:11 PM (92Cj5)

150 "But it takes me longer to get to the train station and back than if I were to just go straight to work."
-Poor Republican peasant who lives outside of San Francisco

---

the camps are too good for people like this

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 01:11 PM (oGRue)

151 Captain Kirk was a stuntman?

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:12 PM (eZ0Cd)

152 wait till they extent the BART line to Tijuana

Posted by: Spinal Tap at May 08, 2017 01:07 PM (oGRue)
..........

Next stop, Donkey Bar! Woo-hoo!

Posted by: wth at May 08, 2017 01:12 PM (HgMAr)

153 If Shep Smith--a favorite of old women everywhere--is willing to come out as gay, then it must be a pre-emptive strike against plans to get rid of him....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 01:12 PM (7uYFy)

154 Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM

But if it saves one child's money ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 08, 2017 01:12 PM (DMUuz)

155 I remember some damn riot either in Oakland or San Fran and the bus drivers refused to drive their routes--so you were


You can't get that many people in an MRAP anyway.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 01:13 PM (SRKgf)

156 The nominees are all fat, middle-aged, white men.

Posted by: CNN at May 08, 2017 01:13 PM (vtcmf)

157
Spicer - The Obama administration not only renewed Flynn's clearance they approved it.

Hmm...I thought Barry warned Trump about Flynn.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 01:13 PM (493sH)

158 I thought Shemp came out like 2 years ago.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:13 PM (CMbMd)

159 152 wait till they extent the BART line to Tijuana

Posted by: Spinal Tap


Well, actually, the San Diego trolley system already goes all the way down to San Ysidro, from where you can walk across the border to Tijuana. So the SoCal version of BART already does that!

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 01:13 PM (DQ4Fv)

160 Good God but Lefties are retards."We could have been Canada."

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/264345/

Posted by: steevy at May 08, 2017 01:13 PM (r/0kC)

161 98. Is there a chance the track will bend?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 08, 2017 01:03 PM (TwwWO)



I'm on it!

Posted by: Uri Geller at May 08, 2017 01:14 PM (SRKgf)

162 I can't believe Shemp is ghey.

Posted by: Joe Buck at May 08, 2017 01:14 PM (eZ0Cd)

163 153 If Shep Smith--a favorite of old women everywhere--is willing to come out as gay
Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 01:12 PM


The deuce you say!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 08, 2017 01:14 PM (DMUuz)

164 >>I thought Shemp came out like 2 years ago.

Good thing. Before he came out his sexual preference was a real mystery.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 08, 2017 01:14 PM (/tuJf)

165 The buses went on strike while I was out there. When I got back from a cruise after saving my money I went down and bought a new motorcycle and didn't have to worry about it any more. Nothing like walking through the Alameda-Oakland tunnel on foot breathing all those noxious fumes.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 08, 2017 01:15 PM (mpXpK)

166 Honestly, Shep couldn't be more out short of entering wearing a feather boa and singing It's Raining Men!.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 08, 2017 01:15 PM (92Cj5)

167 148 BART will compensate by raising fares. They will punish the honest in order to reward thugs. That's California for you.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 08, 2017 01:11 PM (vRcUp)



No worse friend. No better enemy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 01:15 PM (SRKgf)

168 High Speed Cattle Cars. Because it's important that you get to the camps as fast as possible.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 01:15 PM (cGqiy)

169 Shep Smith is gay?!?

Probably coming out just so that he, too, can sue Ailes and/or O'Reilly for sexual harassment.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 01:15 PM (NOIQH)

170 166. Gold-plated anchor desk and candelabras ala Liberace coming soon.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 08, 2017 01:16 PM (TwwWO)

171 I can't believe Shemp is ghey.

Posted by: Joe Buck at May 08, 2017 01:14 PM (eZ0Cd)


*snort*

Posted by: Troy Aikman at May 08, 2017 01:16 PM (92Cj5)

172 Shep Smith is gay?!?

Probably coming out just so that he, too, can sue Ailes and/or O'Reilly for sexual harassment.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 01:15 PM (NOIQH)


I believe he minced out a while ago and stated that Ailes knew all along and never had a problem with it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 01:16 PM (493sH)

173 Or maybe Shep is coming out so that he can land the interview with Obama when Barack (finally) comes out. They could have quite the giggle-fest.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 01:16 PM (NOIQH)

174
I thought Shemp came out like 2 years ago.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:13 PM (CMbMd)


He's been out for a while. As big a shock as Ricky Martin and Barry Manilow.

If Choom Boy would come out, he'd be an even bigger hero to the progs. I don't know what he's waiting for. Maybe for Sushi to graduate high school.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:16 PM (PY9jH)

175 I will never come out of my coffin!!

Posted by: Zombie Liberace at May 08, 2017 01:16 PM (cGqiy)

176 I could use a good show tune right about now. Sigh.

Posted by: Skemp at May 08, 2017 01:16 PM (vtcmf)

177 They should all be 24 year old graduates of the Law School at Attila the Hun University.

What else needs to happen?

Oh yeah...

*pounds railroad spike through Anthony Kennedy voodoo doll*

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 08, 2017 01:17 PM (4ErVI)

178 Shemp came out during the 2000 election year when he was arrested for running over a women (ok just driver his mazda into her while she was standing in a parking space).

Posted by: auscolpyr at May 08, 2017 01:17 PM (suO/a)

179 There are a lot of judicial appointments coming up. Obama fairly packed the courts, but many more openings are happening every month. Supreme Court I'm guessing at least one by the end of the year, but then I predicted at least one Clinton will be pushing up daisies by 2018 as well so, who knows.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:17 PM (39g3+)

180

Spicer - The Obama administration took no steps to suspend Flynn's clearance.


But but but...Barry warned Trump

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 01:17 PM (493sH)

181 I don't care about Shep , no one on TV is gayer than Joe Buck. I mean, not only is he constantly gazing in awe at Troy Aikman* with barely concealed lust, he's named after the Jon Voight gay hustler character in Midnight Cowboy!


* he might be gay too.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 01:17 PM (7uYFy)

182 When Elon Musk completes the Hyperloop, he will accidentally forget to cap the southern end of the tube, so when you board in San Francisco, 20 minutes later the tube will launch you airborne over the border into Mexico!

I see this as a win-win situation.

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 01:17 PM (DQ4Fv)

183 115 Much like gif is pronounced with a hard 'g',
so is 'gerrymandering'

If you say 'jerrymandering', you're a commie.

The G in .gif stands for "graphic."

Also. JERRY. JERRY.

Posted by: Laserbeak, star of Transformers: Dark of the Moon at May 08, 2017 01:05 PM (u0s1P)

--

+1. Just like the G in fish.

Posted by: Barry Soetero at May 08, 2017 01:17 PM (fD1ST)

184 Shep Smith talks like a fag and his shit's all retarded.

Posted by: steevy at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (r/0kC)

185 Darned sock.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (fD1ST)

186 Well, actually, the San Diego trolley system already goes all the way down to San Ysidro, from where you can walk across the border to Tijuana. So the SoCal version of BART already does that!

Well, it's hard to call the Tijuana Trolley the 'SoCal equivalent of BART'. It's a streetcar line, the equivalent of SF Muni's Metro thingie or the Santa Clara County VTA's light rail (the 'socialist black hole' as some commenter somewhere - SJ Mercury site ten years ago? - called it, and no more perfect description has been found since.)

Google Maps probably chases more people off public transit than pissbums. Where you are, where you're going, driving 21 minutes. Biking 1hr3min. Public transit 2hr40min.

Posted by: JEM at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (TppKb)

187 182 When Elon Musk completes the Hyperloop, he will accidentally forget to cap the southern end of the tube, so when you board in San Francisco, 20 minutes later the tube will launch you airborne over the border into Mexico!

I see this as a win-win situation.
Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 01:17 PM (DQ4Fv)



I still prefer the San Ysidro trebuchet idea.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (SRKgf)

188 Fake Law is being brought to us by Obama appointees. Good to see PDT fighting back by appointing great conservative judges at all levels.

Now, Texas pols - get your act together so that we can see Judge Willett's name on the next list.

Posted by: George Tirebiter at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (/zyrl)

189 "But it takes me longer to get to the train station and back than if I were to just go straight to work."
-Poor Republican peasant who lives outside of San Francisco

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 01:06 PM (/prE6)


"Sacrifices must be made for the common good. Your attitude is typically selfish. Now get out of my way."

- Wealthy Democratic politician getting into his police-escorted limousine

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (BWL+E)

190 I nominate me and Alexthechick.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (CLKfs)

191 "* he might be gay too."

Can't you see the likenesses of Aikman and Buck on top of a gay wedding cake

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (SIY7D)

192 Hope he packs those courts tighter than Andrew Sullivan's magnificent glutes.

Posted by: MacGruber at May 08, 2017 01:19 PM (C278+)

193 Most significantly, many members of the 9th circuit court are retiring or leaving the court, which could make real difference in a long-extremist district.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:19 PM (39g3+)

194 Shemp also hates having to wait on his cocktail. Grabbed a waitress by the arm a while back and told her to "Hurry up with my f*cking cocktail!"

What a shrewish little drama queen.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:19 PM (PY9jH)

195 How long before a black-robed leftist issues a temporary injunction against the Texas sanctuary law?

Further motivation to speed up the stacking process.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 08, 2017 01:19 PM (XsVWn)

196 185
Darned sock.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (fD1ST)



Wow, that's frugal, good for you! A penny saved is a penny earned!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 08, 2017 01:19 PM (jjaLl)

197 "Nearly Monthly"
-----
We got this.

Posted by: Tampon Obsessed Idiots at May 08, 2017 01:19 PM (8b+oT)

198 If Choom Boy would come out, he'd be an even bigger hero to the progs. I don't know what he's waiting for. Maybe for Sushi to graduate high school.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:16 PM (PY9jH)

It's comical that it's so obvious how he's mostly just wanting to be sure he can check off another "first ___" box.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 08, 2017 01:19 PM (fD1ST)

199 190 I nominate me and Alexthechick.
Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (CLKfs)

Heh. I like the idea of the Ravage acting as baliffs in a federal court...

Posted by: Jackal at May 08, 2017 01:20 PM (x97mi)

200 190 I nominate me and Alexthechick.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (CLKfs)

Well, you'll need to find a box big enough to put her chair on.

Or a really small desk.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 08, 2017 01:20 PM (4ErVI)

201 190. Seconded.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 08, 2017 01:20 PM (TwwWO)

202 Dammit...
:::jams ice pick in his ears:::
Just when Mana Mana went away...

Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 01:20 PM (2hqkh)

203 I had no idea he was Shrewish.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 08, 2017 01:20 PM (92Cj5)

204 I bet Shep sexually harasses male underlings.

Posted by: steevy at May 08, 2017 01:20 PM (r/0kC)

205 You know what will solve this problem? High Speed Rail!

Posted by: wth

And there should be Midnight Basketball courts actually on the High Speed Rail!

Posted by: tu3031 at May 08, 2017 01:20 PM (qJhUV)

206 'Grabbed a waitress by the arm a while back and told her to "Hurry up with my f*cking cocktail!"'

I said the same thing to the stewardess on the giant flying bird.

Posted by: Jonathan Gruber, Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer at May 08, 2017 01:20 PM (yqvys)

207 >>>Shemp also hates having to wait on his cocktail. Grabbed a waitress by
the arm a while back and told her to "Hurry up with my fucking
cock, tail!"



Fun with commas....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 08, 2017 01:21 PM (jjaLl)

208 200 Booster seat.

Posted by: steevy at May 08, 2017 01:21 PM (r/0kC)

209 Shemp also hates having to wait on his cocktail. Grabbed a waitress by the arm a while back and told her to "Hurry up with my f*cking cocktail!"

What a shrewish little drama queen.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:19 PM (PY9jH)


He heard cock and tail and got overly excited about getting his hands on it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 01:21 PM (493sH)

210 Now, Texas pols - get your act together so that we can see Judge Willett's name on the next list.

Why are, per Alter, the Abbotts and Cornyns against Willett?

Posted by: JEM at May 08, 2017 01:21 PM (TppKb)

211 Can't you see the likenesses of Aikman and Buck on top of a gay wedding cake
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 08, 2017 01:18 PM (SIY7D)

Buck's actually a (slightly) better baseball announcer than he is at football because his Boy Troy ain't around to distract him....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 01:21 PM (7uYFy)

212 It thought Shep came out when I did. The first time 10 years ago.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at May 08, 2017 01:21 PM (qeUgm)

213 Or a really small desk.

Tiny Desk! Because it's fun to flip you desk in disgust, but it's a pain to clean up.

Tiny Desk!

Posted by: MST3K Season 11 at May 08, 2017 01:21 PM (u0s1P)

214 Shemp just hates waiting on his f*cking Cosmo. I'll bet he lusts after TFG, too.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:21 PM (PY9jH)

215 Midnight Basketball in Space. We have the technology.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:21 PM (eZ0Cd)

216 >>I bet Shep sexually harasses male underlings.


He dates them, but that's not sexual harassment if you're a Lefty.

http://gawker.com/
shepard-smith-s-office-romance-a-26-year-old-fox-staff-1451438005

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 01:22 PM (NOIQH)

217 I love a parade.

Posted by: Shemp at May 08, 2017 01:22 PM (vtcmf)

218 Just like the G in fish.
Posted by: Barry Soetero


I think ghotinet stockings are sexy!

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 01:22 PM (DQ4Fv)

219
198 If Choom Boy would come out, he'd be an even bigger hero to the progs. I don't know what he's waiting for. Maybe for Sushi to graduate high school.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:16 PM (PY9jH)

It's comical that it's so obvious how he's mostly just wanting to be sure he can check off another "first ___" box.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 08, 2017 01:19 PM (fD1ST)


I think the ship has sailed on that. The pop-culture zeitgeist moved from gay to trans at least 2 years ago and hasn't looked back since.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:22 PM (CMbMd)

220 I wonder what Macron will give his lovely wife for Mother's Day?

Posted by: Shemp at May 08, 2017 01:23 PM (vtcmf)

221 Booster seat.

I have one to donate.

And a whole stack of the official US history of WWII. If you can get through three 2-inch thick volumes of the official pitch on ETO logistics, you can sit on them.

Posted by: JEM at May 08, 2017 01:23 PM (TppKb)

222 Lucky for us, the only thing the Left hasn't been able to get their grubby little paws on is the 2nd Amendment. Just like the nuclear deterrent, I think it has prevented another Civil War . For now.

Posted by: Zombie Liberace at May 08, 2017 01:23 PM (cGqiy)

223 High, wide, deep and solid without Souters or Kennedys.

Who can recite Goldwater on the meaning of Liberty.

Posted by: 80's music fan at May 08, 2017 01:23 PM (0XvG0)

224 The most important thing is for all of you to remember that you're not me, and the me that is me isn't really me, either.

BTW, did you see how I called the French election the day before it happened when the dude was up 20 points or so?

F*cking nailed it.

Posted by: Barry Soetero at May 08, 2017 01:23 PM (fD1ST)

225 That story a few weeks ago I posted about the woman and her boyfriend who shot her dog in the head and put it on FB? She committed suicide over the weekend.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 08, 2017 01:23 PM (zRZaJ)

226 >>>>They say this on one hand (the researcgers climate researchers call it a GW "pause")...

...and yet every single year is always THE HOTTEST ON RECORD.

Hmm.
.
.
.All courtesy of comparing apples to grapes. NASA uses measuring devices that measure temperature down to the 1/100th of a degree which was impossible to measure with that kind of accuracy as few as 20 years ago. As a matter of fact measuring temps since 1880 until about 1950 or so was pretty much done as a whole degree. If the person looked at the thermometer and saw it was closer to 80 than 79 then the temp that got recorded was 80 and not 79 1/2.

That let's NASA claim that XX year was the hottest on record when it was only 1/100th of a degree hotter than the year before and they get to completely ignore anything before about 1990 in their data. They are making wild claims on data that is pretty much worthless to anyone except them.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 08, 2017 01:23 PM (le7jz)

227 On the Nork EMP scare in the sidebar, is it now thought that they have the H-bomb? Because that's what is required for an EMP. I thought they barely had fission?

Posted by: Chris M at May 08, 2017 01:24 PM (eAZVt)

228 They can ban any weapon that was ever used in a war.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:24 PM (eZ0Cd)

229 Trump has A.D.D., but I'm thinking judges immediately trying a coup a few weeks into office will make these nominations a priority now with Trump and not something he'll lose interest in.

If Trump accomplishes nothing else but a halfway decent attempt to put conservative judges on the bench, he will have been well worth the price of admission.

Unfortunately, our nation has been ruled by dictators in black robes for several generations now.

Posted by: Maritime at May 08, 2017 01:24 PM (4uW0e)

230 That story a few weeks ago I posted about the woman
and her boyfriend who shot her dog in the head and put it on FB? She
committed suicide over the weekend.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 08, 2017 01:23 PM (zRZaJ)


Good.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:24 PM (PY9jH)

231 >>f Choom Boy would come out, he'd be an even bigger hero to the progs. I
don't know what he's waiting for. Maybe for Sushi to graduate high
school.


Probably that and a plan in place for Michelle.

Has to be sure she gets the Hillary Pity Party treatment and gets a Senate seat or some big TV gig as a reward. Michelle has to save face.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 01:24 PM (NOIQH)

232 37
Has a judge in Hawaii or Seattle or San Fran ruled that Trump can't make these appointments?
_____________________

I'm finishing up my ruling right now.

Finally, it's my turn!

Posted by: Lefty judge who hasn't had his photo in the paper yet at May 08, 2017 01:25 PM (riF5p)

233 >>>
If Choom Boy would come out, he'd be an even bigger hero to the progs. I
don't know what he's waiting for. Maybe for Sushi to graduate high
school.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:16 PM (PY9jH)



It's comical that it's so obvious how he's mostly just wanting to be sure he can check off another "first ___" box.
.
.
.He had better hurry up as I suspect that the democrats are going to run one of the openly gay Reps in 2020. They don't have anyone else except hillary.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 08, 2017 01:25 PM (le7jz)

234 >>...She
committed suicide over the weekend.

Well, hard to feel any sympathy over that.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 01:25 PM (NOIQH)

235 220 I wonder what Macron will give his lovely wife for Mother's Day?


Posted by: Shemp at May 08, 2017 01:23 PM (vtcmf)

One MILLION Muslims!

And that's just for Mother's Day.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:25 PM (CMbMd)

236 Michelle has to save face.


Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 01:24 PM (NOIQH)


And what a face.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:25 PM (PY9jH)

237 Do we actually know for as a documented fact that Obama spent a month or so in Tahiti? How do we know he really wasn't at a hospital somewhere having some medical issue treated?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 01:25 PM (7uYFy)

238 >>Michelle has to save face.

She'd be better served getting a new one.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 08, 2017 01:26 PM (/tuJf)

239 I think the ship has sailed on that. The pop-culture zeitgeist moved from gay to trans at least 2 years ago and hasn't looked back since.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:22 PM (CMbMd)



Barry: Just call me Betty Obama

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 01:26 PM (493sH)

240 Because that's what is required for an EMP. I thought they barely had fission?

Posted by: Chris M


I think the very next test was going to prove they had H-bomb capability. But I think China told them to bag it.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 08, 2017 01:26 PM (HTdUD)

241 237 He was on Tahiti for a edical procedure,asshole expansion.

Posted by: steevy at May 08, 2017 01:26 PM (r/0kC)

242 * he might be gay too.

-----

I'm not gay! Just because I spent the better part of my life wearing tights, showering with other buff men, and having my hands 1/2 inch away from the junk of the guy bent over in front of me...

Posted by: Troy Aikman at May 08, 2017 01:26 PM (7HtZB)

243 I wonder what Macron will give his lovely wife for Mother's Day?

I'd rather hit Mme Macron than a lot of women 25 years younger. She's maintained herself well.

The thing that's impressive about this is that, given that it's France, there's no evidence neither one of the two has been diddling elsewhere. Which is pretty impressive.

Posted by: JEM at May 08, 2017 01:26 PM (TppKb)

244 They are making wild claims on data that is pretty much worthless to anyone except them.

There's also a problem with some measuring stations. Many were put way far away from people and parking lots and other signs of civilization (which could taint the data), but are closer to signs of habitation than before.

And there's the whole "adjustment" thing and I don't think eye heroin is strong enough

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:26 PM (u0s1P)

245 Late to the thread. Somebody made a maze out of the stacked wind bales.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (7ZVPa)

246 233 >>>
If Choom Boy would come out, he'd be an even bigger hero to the progs. I
don't know what he's waiting for. Maybe for Sushi to graduate high
school.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:16 PM (PY9jH)



It's comical that it's so obvious how he's mostly just wanting to be sure he can check off another "first ___" box.
.
.
.He had better hurry up as I suspect that the democrats are going to run one of the openly gay Reps in 2020. They don't have anyone else except hillary.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 08, 2017 01:25 PM (le7jz)

Cory Booker will come out just in time so they can run a Cory Booker/Kamala Harris ticket.

Probably with Harris at the top of the ticket, though.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (CMbMd)

247 The North Korean EMP thing cracks me up.

Which is more likely:
1) Norks have developed a super secret EMP rocket that fires up and explodes at a certain height
2) Norks screwed up again and their rocket blew up mid-flight

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (39g3+)

248 230 That story a few weeks ago I posted about the woman
and her boyfriend who shot her dog in the head and put it on FB? She committed suicide over the weekend.
___________________

Tried to feel sorry for her, but could not. She was obviously a troubled soul, but killing that poor terrified dog that had only tried to help her was disgusting.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (riF5p)

249 Gerrymandering Senate districts is difficult.
Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM (eZ0Cd)

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

You pretty much have to move people out of a state.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:57 PM


Or 'move' them in. Actually, we do both (e.g. California).

Posted by: Democrat Strategists at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (DMUuz)

250 I don't care about Shep , no one on TV is gayer than Joe Buck. I mean, not only is he constantly gazing in awe at Troy Aikman* with barely concealed lust, he's named after the Jon Voight gay hustler character in Midnight Cowboy!

* he might be gay too.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 01:17 PM (7uYFy)


I must admit I do not understand the hatred Joe Buck gets for his national work.

But then, I remember him growing up as a broadcaster, doing Cardinal baseball games alongside his dad.

If anything, he's dull/boring, but I've learned that has almost nothing to do with the individual sportscaster on Fox, and almost entirely do to with Fox's absolute iron control over what their broadcasters are allowed to say, and not allowed to say.

So yeah, Joe Buck is going. But whatever you're reading into the glances you see between him and Troy Aikman (or whomever), I guarantee there's a producer in his ear screaming at him to long more longingly at his broadcast partner.

Sexual preference has nothing to do with it, because the terrible way Fox chooses to broadcast their games, NO preference on the part of the broadcasters are allowed to get on the air.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 08, 2017 01:28 PM (TOk1P)

251 How do we know he really wasn't at a hospital somewhere having some medical issue treated?

DROP TROU, BARRY! SHOW US YOU STILL HAVE ONE!

Posted by: JEM at May 08, 2017 01:28 PM (TppKb)

252 All courtesy of comparing apples to grapes.

Well that, and they not only doctored old temperature records downward, their data is very carefully massaged. Rural areas are adjusted up to be closer to urban heat islands, the location of the weather stations is often in hot spots, and the southern hemisphere STILL has only a tiny handful of stations, like a couple on each continent.

So its just all BS. Danish Meteorological Institute recently put out data that trashes their hysteria.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:29 PM (39g3+)

253 Can we start up our prepper thread again? We only had a few then it went bye bye.

Posted by: NCKate at May 08, 2017 01:29 PM (VM5D5)

254 >>The thing that's impressive about this is that, given that it's France,
there's no evidence neither one of the two has been diddling elsewhere.
Which is pretty impressive.


Uh.

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/861075343976919041

Consider the source, but the Macron leaks have not been fully reviewed...

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 01:30 PM (NOIQH)

255 Cory Booker will come out just in time so they can run a Cory Booker/Kamala Harris ticket.

Probably with Harris at the top of the ticket, though.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (CMbMd)

Oh my!

Posted by: That Gay Star Trek Dude Who Identifies as an Oriental at May 08, 2017 01:30 PM (fD1ST)

256 Cory Booker will come out just in time so they can run a Cory Booker/Kamala Harris ticket.

Probably with Harris at the top of the ticket, though.
Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (CMbMd)

ISWYDT. And it's FABULOUS.

Posted by: Justin "Great Hair" Trudeau at May 08, 2017 01:30 PM (RD7QR)

257 190 I nominate me and Alexthechick.

---

do judicial robes come in size Frodo?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 01:30 PM (oGRue)

258 EMMIE - are you here? I took a look at the sofa you are considering, and I have two cents worth of an opinion.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 08, 2017 01:30 PM (lwiT4)

259 Oops! English version:

http://gotnews.com/
breaking-macronleaks-show-emmanuelmacron-gay-mailing-list-top-aides-buying-drugs-online/

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 01:30 PM (NOIQH)

260 Late, but did anyone notice/ask why are flags at half-staff today?

Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 01:31 PM (2hqkh)

261

Yuge!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 08, 2017 01:31 PM (fceHP)

262 >>Late, but did anyone notice/ask why are flags at half-staff today?

VE Day?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 08, 2017 01:32 PM (/tuJf)

263 From what I've seen, the NORKs nukes have low yields. And they may not be small enough to put on a rocket. And their rockets have issues.

But you can't ignore Fat Boy as a threat, unfortunately. That's be negligent. And his actions have adverse regional effects.

So, he must either learn to behave or be eliminated. I think the Chinese get this

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 08, 2017 01:32 PM (SIY7D)

264 I don't care about Shep , no one on TV is gayer than Joe Buck. I mean, not only is he constantly gazing in awe at Troy Aikman* with barely concealed lust, he's named after the Jon Voight gay hustler character in Midnight Cowboy!

* he might be gay too.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 01:17 PM (7uYFy)


I don't know. It's pretty clear that Aikman is pulling for the Cowboys. In all seriousness, Buck isn't that bad an NFL announcer, but he really doesn't like the game in the way he clearly loves baseball.
And as a baseball announcer he HATES the Yankees.



I must admit I do not understand the hatred Joe Buck gets for his national work.

But then, I remember him growing up as a broadcaster, doing Cardinal baseball games alongside his dad.

If anything, he's dull/boring, but I've learned that has almost nothing to do with the individual sportscaster on Fox, and almost entirely do to with Fox's absolute iron control over what their broadcasters are allowed to say, and not allowed to say.

So yeah, Joe Buck is going. But whatever you're reading into the glances you see between him and Troy Aikman (or whomever), I guarantee there's a producer in his ear screaming at him to long more longingly at his broadcast partner.

Sexual preference has nothing to do with it, because the terrible way Fox chooses to broadcast their games, NO preference on the part of the broadcasters are allowed to get on the air.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 08, 2017 01:28 PM (TOk1P)

Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 01:32 PM (7uYFy)

265 260 Late, but did anyone notice/ask why are flags at half-staff today?
Posted by: IP


VE Day, I assume. In honor of those who died in WWII.

Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 01:32 PM (DQ4Fv)

266 247 The North Korean EMP thing cracks me up.

Which is more likely:
1) Norks have developed a super secret EMP rocket that fires up and explodes at a certain height
2) Norks screwed up again and their rocket blew up mid-flight
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (39g3+)

If that test was a dry run of an EMP weapon, Lil Kim would have crowed about it. He's too arrogant and too stupid to know that it would put a giant target on him.

Posted by: Jackal at May 08, 2017 01:32 PM (x97mi)

267 Tried to feel sorry for her, but could not. She was obviously a troubled soul, but killing that poor terrified dog that had only tried to help her was disgusting.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (riF5p)

I know.. I felt no sympathy then and feel none now.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 08, 2017 01:33 PM (zRZaJ)

268
Late, but did anyone notice/ask why are flags at half-staff today?


Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 01:31 PM (2hqkh)
===============

i would imagine for Kyle Milliken, Navy Seal who was just killed in Somalia.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 08, 2017 01:33 PM (lwiT4)

269 Stack the Federal courts with the youngest, most conservative justices

Hanging,
Decimation,
Cat-o-nine-tails
The Rack (no not that one)
Hanging,

You typed Hanging twice - I like Hanging.

Posted by: DaveA at May 08, 2017 01:33 PM (FhXTo)

270 Are you in Iowa?

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:33 PM (eZ0Cd)

271 The North Korean EMP thing cracks me up.

Which is more likely:
1) Norks have developed a super secret EMP rocket that fires up and explodes at a certain height
2) Norks screwed up again and their rocket blew up mid-flight

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (39g3+)


I'm still of the opinion we're being sold a bill of goods on all of this nonsense.

When the Trump Admin announces that we're sending 100 billion bushels of wheat, we'll know.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 08, 2017 01:33 PM (TOk1P)

272 VE Day?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 08, 2017 01:32 PM (/tuJf)
====================

That could very well be too. If so, I hope they lower the flag for Kyle Milliken at another time.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 08, 2017 01:34 PM (lwiT4)

273 271 The North Korean EMP thing cracks me up.

Which is more likely:
1) Norks have developed a super secret EMP rocket that fires up and explodes at a certain height
2) Norks screwed up again and their rocket blew up mid-flight

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (39g3+)


I'm still of the opinion we're being sold a bill of goods on all of this nonsense.

When the Trump Admin announces that we're sending 100 billion bushels of wheat, we'll know.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 08, 2017 01:33 PM (TOk1P)

Meh, Trump strikes me more as the type who would launch a first trike to defang any EMP capability.

Posted by: Jackal at May 08, 2017 01:35 PM (x97mi)

274 Shemp was gay? 'Mo too?

Posted by: Larry Fine at May 08, 2017 01:35 PM (qeUgm)

275 Why are, per Alter, the Abbotts and Cornyns against Willett?

Not sure. I think each has his own personal favorite that they want to go first.

Posted by: George Tirebiter at May 08, 2017 01:35 PM (/zyrl)

276 Wow,just saw a ad with Chick Todd for his show.LOL what an asshole"politics needs a referee and we aren't afraid to blow the whistle"

Posted by: steevy at May 08, 2017 01:35 PM (r/0kC)

277 Every day is VD day!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at May 08, 2017 01:35 PM (7HtZB)

278 North Korea has for decades gotten away with basically blackmailing the USA into sending them goodies by pretending they're going to war. We'll see how gullible or stupid Trump is. Somehow I don't think he's gonna fall for it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:35 PM (39g3+)

279 Can we start up our prepper thread again? We only had a few then it went bye bye.

How prepper do you want to get?

We have a big wheelie-bin in the side yard left over from the change of garbage companies a few years back, stocked with water and packaged food and batteries and various other stuff and (ahem) some cash. There's enough room left to stick a decent-size late-model Chinese tent in there, which I should do. The main threat around here (aside from the Democrat state government) is earthquakes.

Posted by: JEM at May 08, 2017 01:35 PM (TppKb)

280 Yep - happy VE Day, everyone.


Looking forward to watching the Victory Day activities in Moscow tonight (tomorrow, there). Russian TV always has lots of interesting features, documentaries, and interviews on the war around this event.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 08, 2017 01:36 PM (L7t0A)

281 Posted by: BurtTC at May 08, 2017 01:28 PM (TOk1P)

I don't know. It's pretty clear that Aikman is pulling for the Cowboys. In all seriousness, Buck isn't that bad an NFL announcer, but he really doesn't like the game in the way he clearly loves baseball.
And as a baseball announcer he HATES the Yankees.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 01:32 PM (7uYFy)

He claims he's totally neutral, and says you can tell because he gets equal hate mail from both sides after he does a game, claiming he's pulling for the other team.

Really, I do think it's Fox, and all Fox. They control what gets said.

So if there ARE anti-Yankee comments made, it's because a producer is demanding he say it.

Really.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 08, 2017 01:36 PM (TOk1P)

282
Cory Booker will come out just in time so they can run a Cory Booker/Kamala Harris ticket.

Probably with Harris at the top of the ticket, though.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 08, 2017 01:27 PM (CMbMd)



So Booker is a bottom

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 01:36 PM (493sH)

283 Joe Buck did a great prank call for the Howard Stern show. He called a sports talk show as just another listener and asked the two hosts why they hated Joe Buck so much. Hilarity ensued.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 01:36 PM (cGqiy)

284 "Wow,just saw a ad with Chick Todd for his show.LOL what an asshole"politics needs a referee and we aren't afraid to blow the whistle""

Chuck.

That's not a whistle that you're blowing.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 08, 2017 01:37 PM (J+eG2)

285 Are you in Iowa?

Posted by: Boss Moss
_________


Yea, is it just an Iowa thing?

Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 01:37 PM (2hqkh)

286 But I don't recall flags being lowered, for this, or for VJ Day.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 08, 2017 01:37 PM (L7t0A)

287 Barry: Just call me Betty Obama

Watch out, he's a sorcerer. He'll make your clothes red!

Posted by: The Mayor at May 08, 2017 01:38 PM (u0s1P)

288 There's nothing listed for today on the halfstaff web page.

Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 01:38 PM (2hqkh)

289 286 But I don't recall flags being lowered, for this, or for VJ Day.

Posted by: rhomboid
________________

There are all sorts of men at half-staff when I celebrate Va-Jay-Jay Day!

Posted by: Lena Dunham, Naked at May 08, 2017 01:38 PM (j+dfT)

290 Homosexuality is not nearly as popular and beloved as Hollywood would have you believe. Especially in the black and Latino communities.

If the Dems ever fielded an out of the closet homosexual for President, the secret ballot would be a rude awakening.

Sort of like 2008 when ultra liberal California outlawed gay marriage on the ballot.

Posted by: Maritime at May 08, 2017 01:39 PM (4uW0e)

291 just saw a ad with Chick Todd for his show.LOL what an asshole"politics needs a referee and we aren't afraid to blow the whistle"

Yeah they're running MSNBC ads on the on demand Forged in Fire shows. I don't think they comprehend their demographic there. Chris Matthews has one, too.

Matthews is a drunken blowhard, but Chuck Todd is literally the hack who admitted he was one in a series of emails begging the Hillary election team to vet and edit his work. The fact he even still has a job astounds me beyond speech.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:39 PM (39g3+)

292 Sheriff Deputy killed last Monday in line of duty.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:39 PM (eZ0Cd)

293 Heh. SNL did a bit on the Mika/Joe love affair. It's actually hilarious, and the actress who spoofed Mika was spot on.

At Newsbusters.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:40 PM (PY9jH)

294 George Will has joined MSNBC..finally, he can stop pretending.

Posted by: IC at May 08, 2017 01:40 PM (a0IVu)

295 stack those courts like Amy Schumer's breakfast pancakes.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 08, 2017 01:40 PM (iED2r)

296 Todd spent eight years blowing Obama's whistle

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 08, 2017 01:41 PM (iED2r)

297 290 Homosexuality is not nearly as popular and beloved as Hollywood would have you believe. Especially in the black and Latino communities.

If the Dems ever fielded an out of the closet homosexual for President, the secret ballot would be a rude awakening.

Sort of like 2008 when ultra liberal California outlawed gay marriage on the ballot.

Posted by: Maritime at May 08, 2017 01:39 PM (4uW0e)

--

Goodness no. Look at some of the reports on violence and murders against The Gheys and Crossdressers.

7% of the population is committing 50% of the crimes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 08, 2017 01:41 PM (fD1ST)

298 George Will has joined MSNBC..finally, he can stop pretending.


Posted by: IC at May 08, 2017 01:40 PM (a0IVu)


Finally. I look forward to him scolding Joe Scarborough for wearing denim on air.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:41 PM (PY9jH)

299 295 stack those courts like Amy Schumer's breakfast pancakes.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo
___________

stack those courts like Amy Schumer's breakfast pancakes!

Posted by: Fareed Zakaria at May 08, 2017 01:41 PM (j+dfT)

300 In the event of an EMP, your car's computer will shut down and that means you ain't driving it anywhere.

Unless you have a spare motherboard somewhere and it's properly protected against EMP's.

Which 99.9% of people won't.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 08, 2017 01:42 PM (ul9CR)

301 "Stacking" the courts may be the only option - since the judiciary has thrown away its integrity and legitimacy.


Just another legislature - or constellation of legislatures - with little accountability, that has finally realized it can (for a while) essentially take over the country and rule it.


I don't think anything done now will result in a return to anything like a legitimate, substantive judiciary.


The majority opinions, if they're written by non-authoritarian sorts, may be well reasoned, and actually substantively sound (in terms of common sense, the constitution, etc.). But just watch the "dissents". They'll be as idiotic as many of the rulings we've had for decades now.


Meaning, as just another political branch - just with different mechanics and timelines - the judiciary will only be a few appointments away from the mess it is now. Forever. "Rule of men, not law" is the norm in history, around the world - the US managed a unique, brief departure from that, but rebuilding it now seems unlikely.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 08, 2017 01:42 PM (L7t0A)

302 is it possible that Trump preps the lawfare battlefield with lots of new judges, THEN drains the swamp and locks some of these traitors up?

I'd really like to believe that

Posted by: Grad School Fool at May 08, 2017 01:42 PM (swEzU)

303 He claims he's totally neutral, and says you can tell because he gets equal hate mail from both sides after he does a game, claiming he's pulling for the other team.

Really, I do think it's Fox, and all Fox. They control what gets said.

So if there ARE anti-Yankee comments made, it's because a producer is demanding he say it.

Well a lot of people hate The Yankees, and Joe Buck is a National League guy so it makes sense, but I will agree he probably tries not to look biased. But the way baseball is set up--particularly big market teams like the Yankees with their own network--is that fans hear the home town homer announcers for 162 games and then have to watch the national announcers for the playoffs.

Really.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 08, 2017 01:36 PM (TOk1P)

Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 01:42 PM (7uYFy)

304 Opened Sky Magazine on a recent flight. Right to a full page on Amy Schumer, her BFF Lena Dunham, and her cranky/creepy Uncle Chuck.

As if I needed any help getting airsick.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:43 PM (PY9jH)

305 299 295 stack those courts like Amy Schumer's breakfast pancakes.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo
___________

stack those courts like Amy Schumer's breakfast pancakes!

Posted by: Fareed Zakaria at May 08, 2017 01:41 PM (j+dfT)



stack those courts like Amy Schumer's breakfast pancakes!


Wait ...

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 08, 2017 01:43 PM (92Cj5)

306 Unless you have a spare motherboard somewhere and it's properly protected against EMP's.

Or you have an older car without that crap.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:43 PM (39g3+)

307 Michelle has to save face.

She'd be better served getting a new one.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 08, 2017 01:26 PM (/tuJf)


Ain't enough Bondo in the world....

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Enhance Your Defeatism with a Dash of Despair from The Outrage Outlet! at May 08, 2017 01:43 PM (hLRSq)

308 Crappy old cars wouldn't have a computer. Ignition is electronic though.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:43 PM (eZ0Cd)

309 Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:40 PM (PY9jH)

I thought Kate McKinnon's Mika was a bit over the top and missed the mark, but that reaction shot from "Barnacle" cracked me up.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 08, 2017 01:43 PM (ul9CR)

310 Joe Buck should never be let into a ball park again for the rest of his midget life.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 08, 2017 01:44 PM (lwiT4)

311 305 299 295 stack those courts like Amy Schumer's breakfast pancakes.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo
___________

stack those courts like Amy Schumer's breakfast pancakes!

Posted by: Fareed Zakaria at May 08, 2017 01:41 PM (j+dfT)


stack those courts like Amy Schumer's breakfast pancakes!


Wait ...
Posted by: Amy Schumer
_____________

Wait . . .

* chuckles to her self *

Posted by: Doris Kearns Goodwin at May 08, 2017 01:44 PM (j+dfT)

312 Or you have an older car without that crap.

Yep. Or motorcycle.

Or at the least, a bike.

I'm too old for skateboards.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 08, 2017 01:45 PM (ul9CR)

313 Found it. Damn...

http://tinyurl.com/kza764u

Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 01:45 PM (2hqkh)

314 I thought Kate McKinnon's Mika was a bit over the top and missed the mark, but that reaction shot from "Barnacle" cracked me up.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 08, 2017 01:43 PM (ul9CR)


She has Mika's mannerisms down to a "T." The cutesy faces, mumbling, eye-rolls, leaning back in her chair, etc.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:45 PM (PY9jH)

315 fans hear the home town homer announcers for 162 games and then have to watch the national announcers for the playoffs.

One of the reasons I like the MLB package is that on our smart TV I can call up which announcing team I'll hear for a game. Some of them are MUCH better than others (Phillies, Mets, Giants, Padres for example).

But I think people hearing their homer announcers kind of spoils them for a more neutral broadcast team. When they don't hear pro-Yankees on every play, it feels like the guys are mean to the Yankees.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:45 PM (39g3+)

316 'The North Korean EMP thing cracks me up. '

If they did fire off such a device, it would likely detonate over their country and knock out their grid.

Of course, it might be hard to notice the difference.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 08, 2017 01:45 PM (XsVWn)

317 Didn't Reid remove the filibuster for judges ?

Posted by: gene at May 08, 2017 01:46 PM (phpFE)

318 To me, George Will was always the hands-down winner of the Most Punchable Face contest.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 08, 2017 01:46 PM (XsVWn)

319 North Korea at night already looks like someone set off an EMP.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:46 PM (eZ0Cd)

320 But the whole EMP thing, people forget that there's a certain range that electronics would be wiped out. It's not infinite.

A EMP capable of knocking out an entire country's electronics probably also took most of it out in a nuclear blast.

Posted by: Maritime at May 08, 2017 01:47 PM (4uW0e)

321 Or you have an older car without that crap.

Winning!

Posted by: Cuba at May 08, 2017 01:47 PM (u0s1P)

322 278
North Korea has for decades gotten away with basically blackmailing the
USA into sending them goodies by pretending they're going to war. We'll
see how gullible or stupid Trump is. Somehow I don't think he's gonna
fall for it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:35 PM (39g3+)

Could be why the Chinese are taking the stance they are?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 08, 2017 01:47 PM (jxbfJ)

323 "Who was it who said that Republicans had a good year in Senate races because of gerrymandering?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 08, 2017 12:55 PM (/prE6)"

That would be Toure' back in 2013.

Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at May 08, 2017 01:47 PM (8Ktf0)

324 I also read that planes will fall from the sky in an EMP attack.

I guess that's also because of onboard computers shutting down, and I wonder why there's no way around that?



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 08, 2017 01:47 PM (ul9CR)

325 Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge, was shot to death this past week in what officials
say was a jail break by a man who had just been sentenced to 45 years in
prison.



Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 01:48 PM (2hqkh)

326 @315 Red Sox announcers are nothing more than cheerleaders. Most teams are that way. Name me some "neutral" announcers.

Posted by: gene at May 08, 2017 01:48 PM (phpFE)

327 304 Opened Sky Magazine on a recent flight. Right to a full page on Amy Schumer, her BFF Lena Dunham, and her cranky/creepy Uncle Chuck.

As if I needed any help getting airsick.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:43 PM (PY9jH)

You have to pay for your meals, pay for checked bags, but that crap you get for free.

Posted by: josephistan at May 08, 2017 01:48 PM (7HtZB)

328 I think drawing Senatorial Districts to gain an advantage is deplorable.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:48 PM (eZ0Cd)

329 300 In the event of an EMP, your car's computer will shut down and that means you ain't driving it anywhere.

Unless you have a spare motherboard somewhere and it's properly protected against EMP's.

Which 99.9% of people won't.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 08, 2017 01:42 PM (ul9CR)

I forget the specifics, but thee's actually been some testing done on that. It was found that the worst case scenario would be causing the car to stall and quit running. The test car cranked with little trouble afterwards. Your average car ECM is fairly well protected against EM interference.

Posted by: Jackal at May 08, 2017 01:48 PM (x97mi)

330 That would be Toure' back in 2013.

You mean Peter Niblet? Not sure if that's in the Style Guide yet.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:49 PM (u0s1P)

331 Toure' was commenting that the reason red state Senators were feeling pressure from Obamacare is because those seats were gerrymandered.

Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at May 08, 2017 01:49 PM (8Ktf0)

332 I wish there was some means of punishing the rogue justices that pervert established law to nix the travel bans. It is really dangerous.

Posted by: pissed off oddnot at May 08, 2017 01:49 PM (g1MTt)

333 But I think people hearing their homer announcers
kind of spoils them for a more neutral broadcast team. When they don't
hear pro-Yankees on every play, it feels like the guys are mean to the
Yankees.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:45 PM (39g3+)
========================

Most clips on YouTube of the final out of the 10th inning of Game Seven feature the voice of local radio announcer Pat Hughes, not that miniature pony, Joe Buck.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 08, 2017 01:49 PM (lwiT4)

334 Speaking of the judiciary, your Judicial Coup update:


[X] Intact
[ ] Reversed


May 8? When was the first EO on admissions signed? Even if the SCOTUS reverses the 9th and the comical "courts" that issued their orders, the executive's plenary authority to regulate admissions based on national interests was effectively usurped, for months.


A precedent (not judicial - political and practical) was set. Given the age, irresponsibility, intellect, and character of so many sitting judges, it is not unlikely that many of them will be unable to pass up even 2-4 months of heady executive power and acclaim from the fascist media mob in the future, whatever SCOTUS does on the immigration EO.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 08, 2017 01:49 PM (L7t0A)

335 I think if you watch the Stern interview of Buck you wouldn't hate him as much. I avoided saying you would like him because that's just a bridge too far for some.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 01:49 PM (cGqiy)

336 Global Warming

http://tinyurl.com/k2wdepl

Posted by: DaveA at May 08, 2017 01:50 PM (FhXTo)

337 also read that planes will fall from the sky in an EMP attack.

I guess that's also because of onboard computers shutting down, and I wonder why there's no way around that?





Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 08, 2017 01:47 PM (ul9CR)


An honest question - aren't airliners protected from lightning strikes?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Enhance Your Defeatism with a Dash of Despair from The Outrage Outlet! at May 08, 2017 01:50 PM (hLRSq)

338 Name me some "neutral" announcers.

None of them are completely so, but in general, the guys who do national games rather than work for a club are more so.

A EMP capable of knocking out an entire country's electronics probably also took most of it out in a nuclear blast.

A weapon able to knock out the entire USA would probably kill most of the planet anyway

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:50 PM (39g3+)

339 I also read that planes will fall from the sky in an EMP attack.

I guess that's also because of onboard computers shutting down, and I wonder why there's no way around that?


Not literally fall straight down-- they'll have forward momentum, and are aerodynamic enough to glide for a bit, but I'm sure it wouldn't be at all enjoyable, even if they can get the engines re-started.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:51 PM (u0s1P)

340 One of the reasons I like the MLB package is that on our smart TV I can call up which announcing team I'll hear for a game. Some of them are MUCH better than others (Phillies, Mets, Giants, Padres for example).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
_______

Check out KC's Denny Matthews, now in his 49th season. Low key.

Earlier this year, afternoon shadows were interfering with the batters' ability to pick up the pitches. Matthews: "The hitters are now having to flail at a memory."

Posted by: Doris Kearns Goodwin at May 08, 2017 01:51 PM (j+dfT)

341 Fwiw, I've read that cars will probably need to have the ignition switch turned and the car restarted before they can be driven after an EMP. I'll see if I can find the study.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 08, 2017 01:51 PM (fD1ST)

342
Isn't the best EMP device a nuclear warhead?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 08, 2017 01:51 PM (lKyWE)

343 Red Sox announcers are nothing more than cheerleaders. Most teams are that way. Name me some "neutral" announcers.
Posted by: gene at May 08, 2017 01:48 PM (phpFE)

Don't laugh , but the team of announcers on YES, the Yankees' network, play it pretty straight. But the team's radio announcers are outrageous hyper-cheerleaders...

Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 01:51 PM (7uYFy)

344 324 I also read that planes will fall from the sky in an EMP attack.

I guess that's also because of onboard computers shutting down, and I wonder why there's no way around that?



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 08, 2017 01:47 PM (ul9CR)

I doubt it. A modern airplane is basically a giant Faraday cage. It might fry comms or the radar. But drop out of the sky, probably not.

Posted by: Jackal at May 08, 2017 01:51 PM (x97mi)

345 "She has Mika's mannerisms down to a "T.""

I agree. Exaggerated for comic effect.

The guy doing Joe wasn't nearly as good. Needed swarmy, lots of swarmy

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 08, 2017 01:51 PM (SIY7D)

346 Posted by: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Gaaaaa. Sock fail.
____________

"Gaaaaa. Sock fail."

--Molly Ivins

Posted by: Furious George at May 08, 2017 01:52 PM (j+dfT)

347 As Maritime says, EMP has a limited range. Though I'm not sure what is known, with confidence, about propagation of the effects from high-altitude detonations. Believe EMP was "discovered" via the Mike shot (H-bomb) in the Pacific test range, which affected things in Hawaii. That's a good distance, and it was a near-surface or surface shot, I believe.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 08, 2017 01:52 PM (L7t0A)

348 >>"Wow,just saw a ad with Chick Todd for his show.LOL what an
asshole"politics needs a referee and we aren't afraid to blow the
whistle""



"Dangit, Chuck! My 'journalists are like fireman, we run to - not away from - the action' was just starting to get traction!!!"

--- Katy Tur, bravest of brave

Posted by: Lizzy at May 08, 2017 01:52 PM (NOIQH)

349
Could be why the Chinese are taking the stance they are?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed


Mini-Kim has repeatedly shat on China via NoKo's state propaganda outlets. Second, he killed his brother who was acting as china's backup Kim, in case they needed to hit the reset button.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (GgzGa)

350 I doubt it. A modern airplane is basically a giant Faraday cage. It might fry comms or the radar. But drop out of the sky, probably not.

I read it in a prepper magazine so I figured it wasn't true. Those mags are full of disinfo.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (ul9CR)

351 341 Fwiw, I've read that cars will probably need to have the ignition switch turned and the car restarted before they can be driven after an EMP. I'll see if I can find the study.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 08, 2017 01:51 PM (fD1ST)

Yeah, that's what i've heard. You just crank the car, thats it.

Posted by: Jackal at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (x97mi)

352 Fwiw, I've read that cars will probably need to have the ignition switch turned and the car restarted before they can be driven after an EMP. I'll see if I can find the study.

How about remote keyless entry? If it fries the fob, you're SOL until/unless you get a spare, then?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (u0s1P)

353 Wasn't there some kind of Telegraph EMP problem in the old west?

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (eZ0Cd)

354 Most clips on YouTube of the final out of the 10th inning of Game Seven feature the voice of local radio announcer Pat Hughes, not that miniature pony, Joe Buck.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 08, 2017 01:49 PM (lwiT4)




Buck was brutal against the Cubs (probably due to his Cardinals heritage) I saw a number of 'Buck you, Joe'
t-shirts during and after the World Series

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (493sH)

355 You typed Hanging twice - I like Hanging.
Posted by: DaveA at May 08, 2017 01:33 PM (FhXTo)

Me too!

Posted by: Roy Bean at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (decDW)

356 I don't hate Joe Buck, I just don't think he's as good at his job as both he and Fox Sports thinks he is.

You know what I never could understand was the horror over Neutron Bombs. They were the ones that killed all the people and left the buildings standing (not exactly true, but more so than a hydrogen bomb, at least).

I mean, the point of a weapon is to kill the enemy. If you can build one that does so without breaking their stuff, that's objectively better. Its cheaper to use, damages the nation (and hence, civilians) less, and is less overall destructive. How is that evil?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:54 PM (39g3+)

357 Buck was brutal against the Cubs (probably due to his Cardinals heritage) I saw a number of 'Buck you, Joe'

t-shirts during and after the World Series

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (493sH)
==================

Yeah, he was horrible. And he would. not. shut. up. ever.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 08, 2017 01:55 PM (lwiT4)

358 Sheriff Deputy killed last Monday in line of duty.

Posted by: Boss Moss


The sheriff yeah, but I did not kill no deputy.

Posted by: Zombie Bob Marley at May 08, 2017 01:55 PM (HTdUD)

359 Like it matters. The Court System is already packed. Any conservative legislation is moot until ratified by SCOTUS. The massively inflated stimulus has been omnibused for so long it's a permanent annual fixture. I won, Me and my family got rich on the back of the taxpayer, and the Union is f^cked forever.

Posted by: Harry Reid at May 08, 2017 01:55 PM (DpOmP)

360 How about remote keyless entry? If it fries the fob, you're SOL until/unless you get a spare, then?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (u0s1P)


I have a door key also.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Enhance Your Defeatism with a Dash of Despair from The Outrage Outlet! at May 08, 2017 01:56 PM (hLRSq)

361 "Stackable wind, now there's an invention."

So was "Stranded Wind," http://tinyurl.com/m6u845k A political invention for power and profit.

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 08, 2017 01:56 PM (d3wbb)

362 356. It negated the Soviet numerical superiority in armor and men. Therefore, unspeakably evil.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 08, 2017 01:56 PM (TwwWO)

363 238
>>Michelle has to save face.



She'd be better served getting a new one.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 08, 2017 01:26 PM (/tuJf)

I *hear* they can do wonders with anal bleaching these days.

Posted by: Kim Jong Un at May 08, 2017 01:56 PM (GX63o)

364 I have a door key also.
________


Old Skool!

Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 01:56 PM (2hqkh)

365 You typed Hanging twice - I like Hanging.

Posted by: DaveA at May 08, 2017 01:33 PM (FhXTo)



Me too!

Posted by: Roy Bean at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (decDW)



Love it!!!

Posted by: David Carradine at May 08, 2017 01:56 PM (jjaLl)

366 How many times do these same people have to "come out"? Until everyone is deemed sufficiently enthusiastic enough for them?

Posted by: washrivergal at May 08, 2017 01:56 PM (hiHQz)

367 Airliners have a ton of back up systems that I'm sure are protected from an EMP even if the main electronics are disabled.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 01:57 PM (cGqiy)

368 Buck was brutal against the Cubs (probably due to his Cardinals heritage)

Well, Cubs fans certainly thought so. Others? Not so much. I just wish he wasn't so fond of the sound of his own voice.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 01:57 PM (39g3+)

369 Buck was brutal against the Cubs (probably due to his Cardinals heritage) I saw a number of 'Buck you, Joe'

----

He loathes the Royals more than any other team.

His coverage of both KC World Series was terrible.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 08, 2017 01:57 PM (8XRCm)

370 Sploooooge!

Posted by: Mr. Sticky at May 08, 2017 01:57 PM (0x/TW)

371 I have a door key also.

Right, so you can get in, but the car needs to detect the fob before you can start it, right? Or am I wrong?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:58 PM (u0s1P)

372 You typed Hanging twice - I like Hanging.
Posted by: DaveA at May 08, 2017 01:33 PM (FhXTo)

Me too!

Posted by: Roy Bean at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (decDW)


I'm in for a good hanging!

Posted by: David Carradine's Strectched Neck at May 08, 2017 01:58 PM (qzf/J)

373 Stretched even.

Posted by: RickZ at May 08, 2017 01:58 PM (qzf/J)

374 I doubt it. A modern airplane is basically a giant Faraday cage. It might fry comms or the radar. But drop out of the sky, probably not.

Posted by: Jackal

They have a 'fourth' wire built into modern aviation equipment to pull any charge away and dump it. Harmlessly.

I could tell you how I know this...

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 08, 2017 01:58 PM (HTdUD)

375 I don't have the door clicker thingy. Seems pointless.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 01:58 PM (eZ0Cd)

376 "Neutron bombs" - like so many other things - was never properly understood as a concept.


"Enhanced-ration/reduced-blast" was the actual term, which nicely described the point of the design.


The flux of harmful prompt radiation was maximized for the lowest feasible % of energy released as heat, which is the basis of "explosions", which is the basis of blast.


Just a less generally-damaging way to maximize killing radiation to penetrate Soviet armor and irradiate exposed troops while doing less general damage to West German territory.


Of course anything to do with radioactivity, much less military uses thereof, engages the pre-literate unscientific instincts that still control most of the population.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 08, 2017 01:59 PM (L7t0A)

377 339
I also read that planes will fall from the sky in an EMP attack.



I guess that's also because of onboard computers shutting down, and I wonder why there's no way around that?



Not literally fall straight down-- they'll have forward momentum,
and are aerodynamic enough to glide for a bit, but I'm sure it wouldn't
be at all enjoyable, even if they can get the engines re-started.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:51 PM (u0s1P)

Don't you guys remember the hysteria surrounding "Y2K" millenial bug with computers? How everything was supposed to come to a grinding halt on 1/1/2000 because of the old computer coding? Everybody's bank account would be erased and planes were supposed to fall from the sky, raining toads and locusts, etc.People really thought the world was going to come to an end, it was pretty funny.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at May 08, 2017 01:59 PM (cB6N/)

378 You typed Hanging twice - I like Hanging.

Posted by: DaveA at May 08, 2017 01:33 PM (FhXTo)



Me too!



Posted by: Roy Bean at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (decDW)



I'm in for a good hanging!

Posted by: David Carradine's Strectched Neck
__________


I had heard you weren't the only thing stretched...

Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 01:59 PM (2hqkh)

379 Fwiw, I've read that cars will probably need to have the ignition switch turned and the car restarted before they can be driven after an EMP. I'll see if I can find the study.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

________

If an EMP wiped out the car's ECM, it's just not going to run no matter what you do with it. Pretty much every car over the last 25+ years would be inoperable. A car with a carburetor and no computer would probably be fine.

Again, if something like that happens, you're probably going to be more worried about the radioactive fallout killing you as you would have been really close to a nuclear blast.

Posted by: Maritime at May 08, 2017 01:59 PM (4uW0e)

380 Right, so you can get in, but the car needs to detect the fob before you can start it, right? Or am I wrong?
Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:58 PM (u0s1P)

-----

Alot of vehicles need the security chip in the fob to start.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 08, 2017 01:59 PM (8XRCm)

381 Oh wait, my crystal ball tells me -- three years from now, California will have yet another massive tax increase -- TO PAY FOR FAILING PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCIES!

Unexpected!
Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (DQ4Fv)

Yeah our light rail fiasco here doesn't enforce those who just get on and ride without a ticket. I mean pobre and diversity and homeless and shit so just FREE! Yay!

Posted by: Some moron at May 08, 2017 01:59 PM (AM6Wh)

382 Love it!!!


Posted by: David Carradine


But I don't want to wear a Batman costume.

Posted by: Butters for TeamFullBush at May 08, 2017 01:59 PM (FhXTo)

383 The Left and MSM is saying that this morning's Trump tweet on Yates was witness tampering.

Impeach!

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 08, 2017 01:59 PM (SIY7D)

384 344
I doubt it. A modern airplane is basically a giant
Faraday cage.

Posted by: Jackal at May 08, 2017 01:51 PM (x97mi)

Somebody say CAGE MATCH?

Posted by: United Airlines at May 08, 2017 02:00 PM (jxbfJ)

385 I don't know, maybe how to survive for a month on your own. The natural disaster prep is for what, 72 hours? Most people should be able to do that. But probably not. Faraday cages, food stores, etc.

Posted by: NCKate at May 08, 2017 02:00 PM (VM5D5)

386 A car with a carburetor and no computer would probably be fine.

----

New battery and starter solenoids would be in order.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 08, 2017 02:00 PM (8XRCm)

387 Most clips on YouTube of the final out of the 10th inning of Game Seven feature the voice of local radio announcer Pat Hughes, not that miniature pony, Joe Buck.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 08, 2017 01:49 PM (lwiT4)

Buck was brutal against the Cubs (probably due to his Cardinals heritage) I saw a number of 'Buck you, Joe'
t-shirts during and after the World Series

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (493sH)


I suspect that has a LOT more to do with the bias of Cubs fans than it does Buck's bias.

And again, as stated up above, if you're not used to YOUR team being in postseason, you may not be familiar with how the national broadcasters do the games.

That being said, there's not much more annoying than Cubs broadcasters, so really, that's part the problem right there.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 08, 2017 02:00 PM (TOk1P)

388 Right, so you can get in, but the car needs to detect the fob before you can start it, right? Or am I wrong?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:58 PM (u0s1P)


It starts with the key being turned. Some ideas really do not need to be improved on.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Enhance Your Defeatism with a Dash of Despair from The Outrage Outlet! at May 08, 2017 02:00 PM (hLRSq)

389 People really thought the world was going to come to an end, it was pretty funny.

That was hilarious to watch. My brother was in IT at the time and they knew it was coming, had it worked out, and solved before the press even started talking about it. It was the most overhyped stupidity ever. For crying out loud, Clinton activated the national guard for the 1st.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 02:01 PM (39g3+)

390 Did no one get "stack like the wind" as a Three Amigos reference?

Posted by: TexasDan at May 08, 2017 02:01 PM (TwiVy)

391 Right, so you can get in, but the car needs to detect the fob before you can start it, right? Or am I wrong?

I have remote key whatever, and the battery (mostly) died recently, so until I swapped it for the spare (which I put in a safe place-- so safe, I'd forgotten), it was a paint in the anatomy. Slide the key out, use that to open the door, slide it back in, and then touch the fob to the starter, wait for the green light, and then start it. (And apply the brake as normal).

If the battery was completely dead (or missing), would it have even started?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 02:01 PM (u0s1P)

392 352 Fwiw, I've read that cars will probably need to have the ignition switch turned and the car restarted before they can be driven after an EMP. I'll see if I can find the study.

How about remote keyless entry? If it fries the fob, you're SOL until/unless you get a spare, then?
Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 01:53 PM (u0s1P)

I doubt the induced current from a EMP in such a small device would be enough to fry it. The current level is related to the circuit's (PCB traces and wire length) physical size. Might need a battery pull, though.

Posted by: Jackal at May 08, 2017 02:01 PM (x97mi)

393 385
I don't know, maybe how to survive for a month on your own. The natural
disaster prep is for what, 72 hours? Most people should be able to do
that. But probably not. Faraday cages, food stores, etc.

Posted by: NCKate at May 08, 2017 02:00 PM (VM5D5)

My plan is to go lord of flies before 71 hours. Nobody will expect it.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 08, 2017 02:01 PM (GX63o)

394 Y2K was an excuse for IT departments to get big budgets

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 08, 2017 02:02 PM (SIY7D)

395
Trish Regan is so damn gorgeous.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 02:02 PM (493sH)

396 390. We all got it. It's in English, as well, as long as we're pointing out the obvious. :-)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 08, 2017 02:02 PM (TwwWO)

397 389
People really thought the world was going to come to an end, it was pretty funny.



That was hilarious to watch. My brother was in IT at the time and
they knew it was coming, had it worked out, and solved before the press
even started talking about it. It was the most overhyped stupidity
ever. For crying out loud, Clinton activated the national guard for the
1st.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 02:01 PM (39g3+)

I worked for a company where the owner had ordered a truckload of MREs, had bought tins of seeds for people to grow, put a 10' fence around the company's property and invited employees and their immediate families to come stay and be safe.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 08, 2017 02:03 PM (jxbfJ)

398 Y2K? I mostly just remember a "No Return Policy" on generators starting in late 1999...

Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 02:03 PM (2hqkh)

399
I think the main auto problem after an EMP would be as you exit the car. Car is now carrying a huge static charge. You step on ground, bring human body near cars carriage. Zap - you're the path to ground.

It might knock you down. But you get up. You're never gonna keep me down.



/ sneaky earworm planted

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 08, 2017 02:03 PM (HTdUD)

400 If the battery was completely dead (or missing), would it have even started?
Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 02:01 PM (u0s1P)

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The security ships in the fob dont rely on the watch battery for power.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 08, 2017 02:03 PM (8XRCm)

401 I think most prepper stuff is ludicrious and hysterical (in the sense of freaking out) but its wise to have stuff set aside in case of a disaster or emergency. By definition they are unexpected and unpredictable, so being ready now is better than "oh crap the lights and water went out and giant frog aliens are invading."

Granted, some disasters are more likely than others.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 02:03 PM (39g3+)

402 Again, if something like that happens, you're probably going to be more worried about the radioactive fallout killing you as you would have been really close to a nuclear blast.

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no, just the cars

Posted by: Jay Leno at May 08, 2017 02:04 PM (oGRue)

403 That was hilarious to watch. My brother was in IT at the time and they knew it was coming, had it worked out, and solved before the press even started talking about it. It was the most overhyped stupidity ever.

That was hilarious, but there were legitimate issues that were addressed, right? Like, if everyone had blown it off, there would've been *some* problems?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 02:04 PM (u0s1P)

404 394
Y2K was an excuse for IT departments to get big budgets

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 08, 2017 02:02 PM (SIY7D)

As an IT worker, I wonder why you say that as a bad thing?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 08, 2017 02:04 PM (jxbfJ)

405 I worked for a company where the owner had ordered a truckload of MREs, had bought tins of seeds for people to grow, put a 10' fence around the company's property and invited employees and their immediate families to come stay and be safe.

On the bright side, MREs to eat! They are actually pretty tasty if you don't have to survive on them for weeks at a time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 02:05 PM (39g3+)

406 My contempt for Joe Buck had nothing to do with bias. If anything, I think he was leaning Cubs.


My contempt has to do with the fact that HE WOULD NOT SHUT HIS MOUTH. There could be a pivotal play on the field, and he'd miss it entirely because he was yammering on and on about the curse , or Harry Carey or something. He was doing filler, when he should have been calling the game.


I remember a home run that he completely passed on, because he was too busy listening to his own dulcet tones.


If you can't call a game, get out of the booth.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 08, 2017 02:05 PM (lwiT4)

407 That was hilarious, but there were legitimate issues that were addressed, right? Like, if everyone had blown it off, there would've been *some* problems?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 02:04 PM (u0s1P)



The world would have been pulled into a time tunnel and we would have been back in 1900.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 02:05 PM (493sH)

408 Some ideas really do not need to be improved on.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Enhance Your Defeatism with a Dash of Despair from The Outrage Outlet! at May 08, 2017 02:00 PM (hLRSq)


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What. We like selling selling $250.00 keys.

Posted by: GMC Servic Dept. at May 08, 2017 02:05 PM (8XRCm)

409 The Left and MSM is saying that this morning's Trump tweet on Yates was witness tampering.

Impeach!
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 08, 2017 01:59 PM (SIY7D)

What did Trump say? That Yates "acted stupidly?"
or that if Trump had a daughter, "She wouldn't look like Yates?"

Posted by: JoeF. at May 08, 2017 02:06 PM (7uYFy)

410 It might knock you down. But you get up. You're never gonna keep me down.

Oh, Danny boy....

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 08, 2017 02:06 PM (PFy0L)

411 MREs to eat!
_______


Meals Ready to Eat to eat?

Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 02:06 PM (2hqkh)

412 On the bright side, MREs to eat! They are actually pretty tasty if you don't have to survive on them for weeks at a time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 02:05 PM (39g3+)


MREs sound heavenly!

Posted by: The Donner Party at May 08, 2017 02:06 PM (qzf/J)

413 Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 08, 2017 02:01 PM (GX63o)

Why wait that long? 24 hours would really be unexpected and why take chances. You don't want to be eaten do ya?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 02:06 PM (cGqiy)

414 Like, if everyone had blown it off, there would've been *some* problems?

Oh it would have been bad if they had done nothing, but that's like saying it would be bad if the sanitation workers didn't clean the water before sending it back out. I mean, its their job, its what they do all day. Y2K in the news was like it was impossible to fix, nobody knew about it until too late and it was time to crack open the heads of your neighbors and eat the goo inside.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 02:06 PM (39g3+)

415 My contempt has to do with the fact that HE WOULD NOT SHUT HIS MOUTH. There could be a pivotal play on the field, and he'd miss it entirely because he was yammering on and on about the curse , or Harry Carey or something. He was doing filler, when he should have been calling the game.





He needed to mention 108 years a few billion more times

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 08, 2017 02:07 PM (493sH)

416 Neutron bombs are horrible and inhumane. The warlike Republicans introduced them because they like nothing more than killing people. Well, and the Jews were in on it too.

* listens to whispering *

Oh, never mind.

Posted by: Jimmy Carter, Sanctimonious Twit at May 08, 2017 02:07 PM (j+dfT)

417 The security chips in the fob dont rely on the watch battery for power.

Ah, okay. I'm a little sensitive based on the First World Problem I had to deal with for an entire week or so.

My plan is to go lord of flies before 71 hours. Nobody will expect it.

Too lazy to look for the Saturday Night Live sketch. Will Farrell and what'shername doing a fluffy morning show, then the power goes out...

SNL has only ever ben intermittently funny at best, but that sketch? Gold. Solid gold.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 02:07 PM (u0s1P)

418 until too late and it was time to crack open the heads of your neighbors and eat the goo inside.



I'll stick to MRE's thanks..

Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 02:07 PM (2hqkh)

419 Drop an EMP on that place in North Korea that still has power.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 08, 2017 02:08 PM (eZ0Cd)

420 411 MREs to eat!
_______


Meals Ready to Eat to eat?
Posted by: IP at May 08, 2017 02:06 PM (2hqkh)

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he like to eat

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 08, 2017 02:08 PM (oGRue)

421 They have a 'fourth' wire built into modern aviation equipment to pull any charge away and dump it. Harmlessly.

I could tell you how I know this...
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 08, 2017 01:58 PM (HTdUD)

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

Ah! So similar to a lightning rod! Makes sense.

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

If an EMP wiped out the car's ECM, it's just not going to run no matter what you do with it. Pretty much every car over the last 25+ years would be inoperable. A car with a carburetor and no computer would probably be fine.

Again, if something like that happens, you're probably going to be more worried about the radioactive fallout killing you as you would have been really close to a nuclear blast.

Posted by: Maritime at May 08, 2017 01:59 PM (4uW0e)

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

Yeah, you'd need to be awfully close to actually "fry" an ECM. In such a case, you have MUCH MUCH larger worries. An EMP like what we're worried about from the Norks probably wouldn't have such an effect.

Posted by: Jackal at May 08, 2017 02:08 PM (x97mi)

422 NOOD.

Posted by: Lord Chancellor johnd01 at May 08, 2017 02:08 PM (ukNFU)

423 RAFF IT UP, LOUNDEYE!

EVEN NOW WE GET LEADY TO RAUNCH NEWEST MISSILE -

'HAPPY DEMOCLATIC SHINING PEOPLE'S SKY PENIS MK II'

AND NOW WE NOOK YOU FOX NEWS!!!

BYE BYE GAY SHEP SMITH!!!

Posted by: Kim Jong Un at May 08, 2017 02:08 PM (C52a9)

424 Bones reminds me even more of Julian Beck portraying Rev. Henry Kane in Poltergeist II

Posted by: phineas gage at May 08, 2017 02:09 PM (XsVWn)

425 There could be a pivotal play on the field, and he'd miss it entirely because he was yammering on and on about the curse , or Harry Carey or something. He was doing filler, when he should have been calling the game.

Yeah exactly, he still does it. Its annoying as hell. I don't mind it when Smoltz does it because he's not just really smart (surprisingly) but he knows the game and has great stuff to say. Joe Buck knows the game, but not from the inside and just goes on and on and on. He does, literally, miss entire plays, even major ones.

I mean, I know, he had decades of experience, but a guy like Vin Scully could tell a story and tell everything that's going on on the field and do an ad at the same time, without sounding like he even noticed how hard it was.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 08, 2017 02:09 PM (39g3+)

426 no, just the cars

Posted by: Jay Leno at May 08, 2017 02:04 PM (oGRue)


Millions of twisty Passats, all alike....

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 08, 2017 02:09 PM (u0s1P)

427 I had to cancel any New Years Eve plans because I had to be at the office sober at 5:00 am to run some system tests.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 08, 2017 02:09 PM (cGqiy)

428
I have to say this as a systems programmer in the 90's. Y2K was an actual software problem, but it was known years in advance, and dealt with years in advance.

But on New Years Eve I still spent some time listening to any news from Australia, as they turned over hours before us. Nothing happened so I shrugged.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 08, 2017 02:09 PM (HTdUD)

429 More Cali nonsense: the Cali legislature is concerned that when poor people go to the beach they can't afford the high hotel rates along the coast. They are working on a legislative fix to this (a dump motel has to stay a dump motel).

Just a couple weeks ago they raised the Cali gas tax by 12 cents a gallon. F'ing clueless they are.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at May 08, 2017 02:13 PM (PvCxa)

430 Y2K was an excuse for IT departments to get big budgets


It worked for us. Worked for IT in a bank. Doubled my salary with all the OT.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 08, 2017 02:14 PM (qJhUV)

431 "In the event of an EMP, your car's computer will shut down and that means you ain't driving it anywhere."

This is bullshit. People think EMPs are magic electronics destroyers, but they actually do barely anything. Much worse is just a plain old H-bomb.

Posted by: Chris M at May 08, 2017 02:16 PM (eAZVt)

432 327 304 Opened Sky Magazine on a recent flight. Right to a full page on Amy Schumer, her BFF Lena Dunham, and her cranky/creepy Uncle Chuck.

As if I needed any help getting airsick.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 08, 2017 01:43 PM (PY9jH)

You have to pay for your meals, pay for checked bags, but that crap you get for free.
Posted by: josephistan at May 08, 2017 01:48 PM (7HtZB)



And it's a ripoff.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 02:19 PM (SRKgf)

433 429 More Cali nonsense: the Cali legislature is concerned that when poor people go to the beach they can't afford the high hotel rates along the coast.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at May 08, 2017 02:13 PM (PvCxa)



But OTOH they save a lot on sun blocker, so there's that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 08, 2017 02:20 PM (SRKgf)

434 Make more vacancies on the federal bench! How? By impeaching sitting judges for "official misconduct". What is that, one may ask: It is anything that 50% + 1 vote in the House says it is AND what 60 or 66 Senators say it is. The bar to impeach and remove a sitting federal judge can not be higher than that for removing the POTUS.
I would state that ignoring what is clearly written in the Constitution, such as the 2nd and 10th Amendments, constitutes official misconduct. Inventing rights that are not listed in the Constitution also fall into the impeachable category.
It is way past time to reign in our out of control federal judiciary.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at May 08, 2017 02:21 PM (uBQPh)

435 This is bullshit. People think EMPs are magic electronics destroyers, but they actually do barely anything. Much worse is just a plain old H-bomb.

Posted by: Chris M


I'll take an H-bomb at 50 miles attitude, thank you very much. Compared to one at 2,000 feet.

But I kinda remember the story of Br'er rabbit. Rabbits love thickets. He pleaded, 'Please don't throw me in the briar patch' to the fox. Of course the fox did, and the rabbit escaped. So I can see some, 'Please don't hit us with an EMP!' in all this talk.

So if Phat Boi wants to try an experiment with an H-bomb at 50 miles attitude, he better be aware that he opened up the nuclear genie in the bottle and that what comes flying back at him is programmed to turn cities into 20 feet of rubble. Not fry his iPhone.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 08, 2017 02:28 PM (HTdUD)

436 test

Posted by: Starboardhelm at May 08, 2017 02:51 PM (hOtJL)

437 3 Re: juvenile gate jumpers on BART ride free
Posted by: zombie at May 08, 2017 12:46 PM (DQ4Fv)

Maybe they could pay the fare after they're done robbing the other passengers.

California obviously doesn't need federal transportation money if they can forgo these funds.

While Democrats coddle the entire criminal rainbow, this sounds like more of the get-out-of-jail free movement for illegal aliens.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 08, 2017 03:05 PM (Ndje9)

438 How do we nominate Alexthechick and BCochran for the federal judiciary?

Posted by: An Observation at May 08, 2017 03:18 PM (97cO9)

439 This make me hard. Yes I'm late to the party, but let's start fu...I mean winning again.

Posted by: Memories at May 08, 2017 04:12 PM (mwcEF)

440 >>>Stack them like the wind.

That's nice.

Posted by: m at May 08, 2017 04:48 PM (VgThI)

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