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Before The Shot
Norman Rockwell

That scale caught my eye. My grandfather was a pediatrician and had one in his office. When he retired he gave it to my parents and it was in our house for years. I have it now, and while it was painted several times and kept in a high-humidty environment, it still works well!

I am tempted to take it apart, strip the paint, and restore it to the original finish, whatever that was.

Is that a metaphor for Trump and America?

Posted by: CBD at 09:45 AM




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1 My dr's scale looks like that, sort of

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:36 AM (hMwEB)

2 Goal !!!!

Posted by: Ferris Bueller at May 19, 2017 09:36 AM (c6/9Q)

3 What does "Podiatry" mean?

Posted by: The Kid at May 19, 2017 09:36 AM (RD7QR)

4 Oh sure. As soon as I post downstairs. Sigh.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 19, 2017 09:36 AM (lwiT4)

5 You were going to strip the paint of a painting?

Posted by: Lord Chancellor johnd01 at May 19, 2017 09:37 AM (ukNFU)

6 First and I love Norman Rockwell and the innocence of this particular painting.

Nowadays I'd have to think "pedo doc"

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:37 AM (hMwEB)

7 "Wait a minute - the Hollywood Upstairs School of Medicine? Doctor Nick Riviera?"

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet presents Ace and the Scream Machine at the County Fairgrounds at May 19, 2017 09:37 AM (hLRSq)

8 of = off

Posted by: Lord Chancellor johnd01 at May 19, 2017 09:37 AM (ukNFU)

9 too funny ! VM gets gold today

Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 09:37 AM (c6/9Q)

10 Ooooo, I like this one.

Posted by: Harry Reid at May 19, 2017 09:37 AM (0mRoj)

11 I just left a voicemail on my idiot congressman's phone.

Effing coward won't even let humans answer.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:37 AM (hMwEB)

12 "University of American Samoa?"

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 09:38 AM (0mRoj)

13 Also, I have fond and not-so-fond memories of doctors' offices like that. Guess I'm getting old.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at May 19, 2017 09:38 AM (RD7QR)

14 The last person who used the scale weighed approximately 185 pounds. They never zeroed it out after use.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 19, 2017 09:38 AM (4AVeu)

15 Rockwell is such a joy to look at. Even his serious paintings are beautiful.

Posted by: Kris at May 19, 2017 09:38 AM (nwqNw)

16 Just ordered a pair of really good dog clippers. Now I have to watch youtube how-tos.
Poor puppy doesn't know what he's in for...

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:39 AM (hMwEB)

17 Love this one.

Posted by: Hairy Reed at May 19, 2017 09:39 AM (TRzoP)

18 Good news - my 2 day headache seems to be abating.
This was a mild one really. (Thank you God)

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:39 AM (hMwEB)

19 I gave a copy of his maternity waiting room scene to my brother when his first son was born.

Posted by: Kris at May 19, 2017 09:40 AM (nwqNw)

20 Love this painting. And how cool that you have your grandfather's medical scale, CBD.

You want to know how I think? I'd be thinking hmmm, if I scraped off all the old paint from this scale, I bet I'd find that I lost a few pounds.

The eternal optimist, I am.

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2017 09:41 AM (sBOL1)

21 These days I have all my medical work done at a kiosk in the mall.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 19, 2017 09:41 AM (TRzoP)

22 18 Good news - my 2 day headache seems to be abating.
This was a mild one really. (Thank you God)
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:39 AM (hMwEB)

Do you take Imitrex?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 09:41 AM (Dd0xD)

23 The good old days - when a shot like that would clear that shit right up.

Posted by: Roy at May 19, 2017 09:41 AM (7n4KQ)

24 after that baby giraffe was born, to weigh it, one of the attendants weighed himself on a bathroom scale, then picked up baby giraffe and jumped on that scale again. and that is how they did it. very scientific.

Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 09:41 AM (c6/9Q)

25 Great pick!

My dad was a doctor, so instead of staying home from school when I was sick, I got to stay in the room next to his office at the medical center - and I had a nurse! Throat cultures were fun, because it was like doing an experiment w/dad - watch him wipe the petri dish, put it in the fridge and then we'd later check to see if something grew. The one downside: getting shots from dad. The ultimate betrayal!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2017 09:41 AM (NOIQH)

26 I love how he's investigating that diploma so carefully. Taking his mind off the shot? Love this.
Every doctor I have ever visited has a scale like this. We have one from the old first aid room at our office that's now in the main floor ladies' room. It has to be at least 40 years old.

Posted by: Jaclyn at May 19, 2017 09:41 AM (kYmaP)

27 I plowed through JJ's morning headlines, and was about to comment that something must be very wrong if I was up and commenting before the art thread.

Then I reloaded, and all was artfully right with the world again.

Good morning, holiday campers!

Worst of last night's storms were N & S of our little bit of heaven on earth here in NE OK. We just got rain, hearty wind, and brilliant lightning show.

Hope fellow Oklahomans along I-40 & wherever survived the storms and possible twisters, as well as any other Morons in Spring's path.

Posted by: mindful webworker - but where's my COFFFFEEEE? at May 19, 2017 09:42 AM (3oX+R)

28 Please post more of this type of art...

Posted by: Harry Reid at May 19, 2017 09:42 AM (lWCRE)

29 11 I just left a voicemail on my idiot congressman's phone.

Effing coward won't even let humans answer.

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I think mine uses a call center in Bangalore.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (TRzoP)

30 >>Just ordered a pair of really good dog clippers. Now I have to watch youtube how-tos.
Poor puppy doesn't know what he's in for...

Oh, my hubby does that for our dog - it's not so bad. I'm assuming you got the clippers w/a guard so that you can't clip off too much nail?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (NOIQH)

31 Do you take Imitrex?
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 09:41 AM (Dd0xD)

No, just ibuprofen.

And Vicks vapor rub under my nose because it seems to center on sinus area. Don't know if it's placebo but it helps.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (hMwEB)

32 https://goo.gl/jsm0VR

Steyn sticks the knife in, read to the end

Posted by: JEM at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (TppKb)

33 Demerol?

Posted by: BignJames at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (x9c8r)

34 Is this art? Or just a well drawn sunday comics type cartoon? Rothko would never stoop to this level.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (vRcUp)

35 Mentioned the other day that our German shep Jakob had lymphoma. He's had a few good days, but now is having trouble with some functions. He's going on the sad ride this morning. What a good dog...really top-notch. It was a joy to know him.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (p0fBx)

36 "Hey. This certificate says you used to be a priest in Boston?"

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (4AVeu)

37 24 after that baby giraffe was born, to weigh it, one of the attendants weighed himself on a bathroom scale, then picked up baby giraffe and jumped on that scale again. and that is how they did it. very scientific.
Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 09:41 AM (c6/9Q)

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That's how I weigh my cat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (TRzoP)

38 14 The last person who used the scale weighed approximately 185 pounds. They never zeroed it out after use.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 19, 2017 09:38 AM (4AVeu)

Actually the scale arrow should be at a down angle . He painted it as straight and balanced.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (Dd0xD)

39 Hope fellow Oklahomans along I-40 & wherever survived the storms and possible twisters, as well as any other Morons in Spring's path.
Posted by: mindful webworker - but where's my COFFFFEEEE? at May 19, 2017 09:42 AM (3oX+R)

You're in Oklahoma? Do you have a surrey with a fringe on top?

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 09:44 AM (0mRoj)

40 totally captured the linoleum....i love the mitten on the floor.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at May 19, 2017 09:44 AM (0O7c5)

41 Not a tree in sight.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 19, 2017 09:44 AM (TRzoP)

42 Harry Reid just creamed himself

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 19, 2017 09:44 AM (FZYNt)

43 He's going on the sad ride this morning. What a good dog...really top-notch. It was a joy to know him.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (p0fBx)
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Worst ride in the whole wide world. Prayers for you, to make it through the day.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 19, 2017 09:45 AM (lwiT4)

44 Oh, my hubby does that for our dog - it's not so bad. I'm assuming you got the clippers w/a guard so that you can't clip off too much nail?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (NOIQH)

Oh, not nail clippers (I was going to also but they were on backorder).

I meant hair clippers. A poodle grooming is averages around $90 here, and the clippers are slightly less than twice that.
I figure if I learn this it pays off for itself in a couple of months.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:45 AM (hMwEB)

45 Take the shot!

Posted by: Sniper at May 19, 2017 09:46 AM (4AVeu)

46 Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (hMwEB)

If it's a migraine you should ask your doctor about imitrex. If it's sinus, you should try the over the counter antihistamine sprays they know have.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 09:46 AM (Dd0xD)

47 Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (p0fBx)

I am so sorry
Hugs to you & everyone

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:46 AM (hMwEB)

48 The one downside: getting shots from dad. The ultimate betrayal!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2017 09:41 AM (NOIQH)

Heh....

My dad was the best shot-giver in the entire world. I have no idea why, because his practice was strictly to hospital patients...no office hours...so he had very little opportunity to get good at it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2017 09:46 AM (rF0hx)

49 That's how I weigh my cat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (TRzoP)

that thing was 150 lb after birth,give or take a few....wonder how they would weigh it in about 3 or 4 months...

Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 09:47 AM (c6/9Q)

50 Thanks, Grammie..it's tough, for sure. I read something that helped: we're saving him from cancer. That little phrase made so much sense, and makes it easier somehow.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:47 AM (p0fBx)

51 Actually the scale arrow should be at a down angle . He painted it as straight and balanced.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (Dd0xD)
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Aha! That's my problem! The scale actually starts at 185 instead of zero!

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2017 09:47 AM (sBOL1)

52 This is one of those Rockwell drawings that is only what it is. There's nothing more than a well-depicted scene of a boy about to get his butt stabbed.

I think Rockwell is popular with teh Horde because we invest his pictures with our own nostalgia. Consider that at the time he was drawing it was simply contemporary scenes.

He was progressive (in the good ways) in his day. He painted against racism, for free speach and for the four freedoms (a ghastly FDR redefinition).

Interestingly, he was from Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the setting for Alice's Restaurant and also home to uber-hippie Arlo Guthrie.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2017 09:47 AM (gIRsn)

53 I remember our family doctor giving me a lollipop if we didn't cry when we got a shot. He also gave me one if my mom didn't cry when she got a shot too!

Posted by: Strobe at May 19, 2017 09:47 AM (gbWkA)

54 "*snicker!* That little boy has his butt hanging out!"
-me, seeing this the first time, at about the kid's age

Posted by: mindful webworker - nyah nyah hah haaah at May 19, 2017 09:47 AM (3oX+R)

55 Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:45 AM (hMwEB)
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Make sure you have a good guard on your clippers, or a setting that doesn't go too close to the skin. Also, be careful around the anal area - it's easy to nick. Also keep your dog well-brushed so as to avoid matting. It's very easy to cut the skin if there are mats.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 19, 2017 09:48 AM (lwiT4)

56 29 11 I just left a voicemail on my idiot congressman's phone.

Effing coward won't even let humans answer.

-------

I think mine uses a call center in Bangalore.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (TRzoP)

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Hello, my name Peggy. Please to tell how I to be help you?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 19, 2017 09:48 AM (kTF2Z)

57

HUMA!!! GET YOUR NARROW ASS IN HERE DAMN IT!!

Listen!

Go tell your sick scrawny-ass bastard of a husband that if he knows what's good for him he'll plead guilty and shut the fuck up about it! Then bring me another slow gin fizzy! Hurry the hell up too, these feet ain't gonna' rub themselves!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 19, 2017 09:48 AM (HSmrB)

58

Please do not let Harry Reid see this picture.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2017 09:48 AM (mbhDw)

59 Thanks VM...the prayers help, for sure. I'm of the mind that I will see all my dogs, at the resurrection of all good things. Our Lord is kind and gracious.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:49 AM (p0fBx)

60
Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (p0fBx)

So Sorry, lizabeth, but your dog knows that you love him and you'll be with him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 09:49 AM (qES5k)

61 Sidebar about the hot computer:

Take it apart, and clean all the dust from it. A small vac, with attachments, soft brush, and canned air is usually all that is required.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 19, 2017 09:49 AM (OWWcB)

62 53 I remember our family doctor giving me a lollipop if we didn't cry when we got a shot. He also gave me one if my mom didn't cry when she got a shot too!
Posted by: Strobe

that was not a lollipop mom got....

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 19, 2017 09:49 AM (FZYNt)

63 3 What does "Podiatry" mean?
Posted by: The Kid at May 19, 2017 09:36 AM (RD7QR)


"Um, kid, that says 'pederasty.' "

Dr. H. Reid.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2017 09:49 AM (mbhDw)

64 Please post more of this type of art...
Posted by: Harry Reid at May 19, 2017 09:42 AM (lWCRE)

Hahah!! I knew it was coming...

Posted by: Max Power at May 19, 2017 09:49 AM (QCc6B)

65 58

Please do not let Harry Reid see this picture.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2017 09:48 AM (mbhDw)

*scrolls up*

Too late.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 09:49 AM (0mRoj)

66 My father had diabetes and had to give himself a shot every day . Can't imagine that was pleasurable ,though I guess you get used to it.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 09:49 AM (Dd0xD)

67 Went to a Strawbs concert and Arlo showed up unannounced.
Good times.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (QM5S2)

68 Ah, Rockwell! Nothing better to close out a week in a good mood, in my mind.

Yes, a good mood, even with all the news.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (AM1GF)

69 62 53 I remember our family doctor giving me a lollipop if we didn't cry when we got a shot. He also gave me one if my mom didn't cry when she got a shot too!
Posted by: Strobe

that was not a lollipop mom got....
Posted by: Rick in SK at May 19, 2017 09:49 AM (FZYNt)

All-day sucker.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (0mRoj)

70 I was always the one that had to hold the kids down.

My wife wouldn't do it.

Hated it.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (XsVWn)

71 HUMA!!! GET YOUR NARROW ASS IN HERE DAMN IT!!

Listen!

Go tell your sick scrawny-ass bastard of a husband that if he knows what's good for him he'll plead guilty commit suicide and shut the fuck up about it! Then bring me another slow gin fizzy! Hurry the hell up too, these feet ain't gonna' rub themselves!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 19, 2017 09:48 AM (HSmrB)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (493sH)

72 the past is literally another country

Posted by: Lord Sir x at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (nFwvY)

73
Speaking of arts and farts, time to head into the studio.

Later, kids.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (mbhDw)

74 Thanks, Fen. It's nice to think he knows nothing of this, and he's always liked going to the vet. He's calm now, and that makes it easier.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (p0fBx)

75 Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (p0fBx)

He likes going to the vet? What an amazing dog. I'm glad he's calm.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 09:51 AM (qES5k)

76 You can get a good deal of money for some of that old medical equipment.

The traditional medicine cabinets are a particularly hot item.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 09:52 AM (XsVWn)

77 grammie, thanks, sounds like you are the voice of experience with dog grooming.

the one I got comes with some good guide combs (color coded so even I can't confuse them!) so I'm hopeful I can do it

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:53 AM (hMwEB)

78 Yep..he's always liked it. He's a people-dog, and knows he gets treats there.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:53 AM (p0fBx)

79 Thanks, Grammie..it's tough, for sure. I read something that helped: we're saving him from cancer. That little phrase made so much sense, and makes it easier somehow.
Posted by: lizabth

It will be a long ride home without him. Last summer my dog, my best friend died at the vets (he had collapsed that afternoon).
I'm a grown man, 60 years old

I cried all the way home. What is it about dogs?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 19, 2017 09:53 AM (RFeQD)

80 Went to a Strawbs concert and Arlo showed up unannounced.
Good times.


I don't know what a Strawb is, but Arlo is awesome.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2017 09:53 AM (gIRsn)

81 This is one of those Rockwell drawings that is only what it is. There's
nothing more than a well-depicted scene of a boy about to get his butt
stabbed.

====


I disagree. The boy is reading doc's diploma, ergo will become one himself - perhaps someone's memory of how he decided to become a doctor...standing on a chair, getting a tetanus shot...

Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 09:53 AM (c6/9Q)

82 the past is literally another country

Posted by: Lord Sir x at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (nFwvY)




In today's warped world the doctor would be a black lesbian and the poor kid would getting forced to get gender reassignment surgery.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 19, 2017 09:54 AM (493sH)

83 54 "*snicker!* That little boy has his butt hanging out!"
-me, seeing this the first time, at about the kid's age


____________________________________
You know what would be totally metaphysical? Rather than a certificate, what ff the boy was looking at a photo on the wall of a boy with his pants partially down in a doctor's office as he prepared to give him a shot?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 19, 2017 09:54 AM (4AVeu)

84 Condolensces, lizabth. That is never easy...

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2017 09:54 AM (NOIQH)

85 I remember getting a smallpox shot at school.
No candy or lollipops.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:54 AM (hMwEB)

86 Jack Sock, you get migraines?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:55 AM (hMwEB)

87 @79...oh yes, yes indeed. We've had to put two other German Sheps down over the years, and it is always difficult. The first was the worst.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:55 AM (p0fBx)

88 the past is literally another country
Posted by: Lord Sir x

And so is the future.

The Undiscovered Country.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 19, 2017 09:55 AM (RFeQD)

89 I wonder when Rockwell made that painting-- because I don't ever remember my pediatrician making kids drop trou to get a shot. He always gave kids shots in the upper arm-- and we're talking Eisenhower-era Salk vaccine and tetanus shots, back before disposable needles. I still remember the old glass syringes with needles that had to be removed and then sterilized or replaced; the doc's autoclave was as much a part of his office as the scale and the teddy bear wallpaper in the exam room.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 19, 2017 09:55 AM (3C9q2)

90 Weiner is pleading guilty of sexting a minor.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 19, 2017 09:55 AM (aBzZU)

91 Posted by: Rick in SK at May 19, 2017 09:49 AM (FZYNt)

All-day sucker.
Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (0mRoj)

Come on guys. ;^) Strobe has a nice memory and the doctor really did give he and his mother a lollipop. I think the fact that he gave the mother a lollipop shows that he had a sense of humor.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 09:56 AM (qES5k)

92 Thanks, Lizzy...the only thing worse would be watching him deteriorate from the cancer. Just can't do that to him.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:56 AM (p0fBx)

93 >>>He's going on the sad ride this morning.

Our vets will come to the house. Makes such a difference.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 09:57 AM (DNeh8)

94 VM,
You have a grooming table? They aren't necessary but they do save your back and it's easier to do the grooming with one.

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 19, 2017 09:57 AM (kufk0)

95 Good news - my 2 day headache seems to be abating.
This was a mild one really. (Thank you God)
Posted by: @votermom

Have you ever tried to self-medicate with a B-complex vitamin? The B-vitamins are a precursor to a vaso-dialator, and using them may decrease blood pressure (artery constriction) in the brain and reduce pain.

Just a thought to help. I am not a doctor.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 19, 2017 09:57 AM (RFeQD)

96 I remember getting a smallpox shot at school.
No candy or lollipops.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:54 AM (hMwEB)



Now kids are just getting shot at school. Progress, comrades

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 19, 2017 09:58 AM (493sH)

97 Obi-Won Kenobi, "A simpler artist for a simpler time. Before the dark times."

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2017 09:58 AM (gDqaC)

98 I don't ever remember my pediatrician making kids drop trou to get a shot. He always gave kids shots in the upper arm-- and we're talking Eisenhower-era Salk vaccine and tetanus shots


It's not a vaccination (I got the kind that left a scar on the upper arm, too). The kid's getting penicillin for his syphilis and that has to go right in the butt muscle.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2017 09:58 AM (gIRsn)

99 I guess I'm an old fart. I very much getting a shot in the butt.
Twice!

Hey you l'il bastards! Git off my lawn!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 19, 2017 09:58 AM (J+Qkj)

100 Just a thought to help. I am not a doctor.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 19, 2017 09:57 AM (RFeQD)



But you play one in a painting?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 19, 2017 09:58 AM (493sH)

101 I cried all the way home. What is it about dogs?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 19, 2017 09:53 AM (RFeQD)

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They can look into your soul, know all your faults, and love you anyway.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 19, 2017 09:58 AM (kTF2Z)

102 Posted by: Basement Cat at May 19, 2017 09:55 AM (3C9q2)

My understanding is that certain antibiotics are given in the fundament, or at least were until very recently.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 09:59 AM (sEDyY)

103 Good Lord, looks like the Leiberman rumors are true. I just don't get it.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 19, 2017 09:59 AM (zRZaJ)

104 Our vet probably would, but it seems easier to handle, to us, bringing them in. And leaving the body.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 10:00 AM (p0fBx)

105 Another wonderful painting by Rockwell. Never get tired of them. This could be any GP's office from my childhood in the 1950s. And it shows the difference from then. When it was published this was a humorous vignette for adults. Now the first thought too damn many people have is: perversion. I'm not nostalgic for the hell of it but I know when the culture has devolved in my lifetime.

Posted by: JTB at May 19, 2017 10:00 AM (V+03K)

106 I think the fact that he gave the mother a lollipop shows that he had a sense of humor.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

am I the only one who remembers Forrest Gump's mom with the doctor?

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 19, 2017 10:00 AM (FZYNt)

107
I shall rename this painting 'BOHICA'

A clever young lad known as Ken
At the doctor's (I can't say quite when)
Did that age old clinic dance
"Look away, drop your pants!
And bend over, here it comes again!"

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 10:00 AM (wPiJc)

108 86 Jack Sock, you get migraines?
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:55 AM (hMwEB)

No but I deal with people who do and Imitrex is the medication I see prescribed frequently. I did though used to get sinus headaches until I started using an antihistamine nasal spray , Astepro , daily.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 10:00 AM (Dd0xD)

109 I don't know what a Strawb is, but Arlo is awesome.


Posted by: Bandersnatch

Strawbs were a bluegrass band that bounced around for a long time.
Dave Cousins was the picker, and could play a mean electric banjo.

This was back in the confusion that was the '70s.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 19, 2017 10:01 AM (QM5S2)

110 the kid has been partyin' raw for the past four days & is getting a B12 shot so he can keep on going....

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 19, 2017 10:01 AM (ZQfW9)

111 It will be a long ride home without him. Last summer my dog, my best friend died at the vets (he had collapsed that afternoon).
I'm a grown man, 60 years old

I cried all the way home. What is it about dogs?



Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 19, 2017 09:53 AM (RFeQD)
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It's the only time in my life I ever saw my dad cry...he was in his late 60s at the time. He still misses that dog and it was nearly 10 years ago.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 19, 2017 10:01 AM (vg8iE)

112 And that scale was most likely made in Rutland, VT by the Howe Scale Company or in St. Johnsbury, VT by the Fairbanks Scale Company.

Posted by: Captain Ned at May 19, 2017 10:01 AM (WI6nT)

113 @101...yeppers. Who else gives you such a greeting EVERYTIME you walk in the door?

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 10:01 AM (p0fBx)

114 I once read a book about the differences between beauty and the sublime that used Byzantine art as its case study. Beauty is quantifiable; it follows set rules. In the West, these are the Classical guidelines. The sublime is deeper. It is how the artwork transcends its material boundaries and becomes more. This is very personal to the viewer. Rockwell's art is beautiful, but he also can be sublime. To many here, it is obvious that Rockwell reaches you in a deeply personal way. I'm glad. Enjoy the hell out of it. Get in your comfy chair, with your favorite beverage and soak it in.

Posted by: Kris at May 19, 2017 10:02 AM (nwqNw)

115 Posted by: JTB at May 19, 2017 10:00 AM (V+03K)

Never has occurred to me when I see that picture-perversion- because I seem to remember sometimes getting a shot in the rear and that's all I got from the doctor except a lollipop.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 10:02 AM (qES5k)

116 Was hoping for Trump to be Andrew Jackson in taking on the entrenched "elite" in DC. Now I'm thinking the British had the better idea in 1814.

Posted by: gm at May 19, 2017 10:02 AM (K0tm3)

117 Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:45 AM (hMwEB)
~~~~~

Good luck. Only experience I have with clippers is when a friend and I tried to give her little brother a crew cut. Poor kid went to school the next day with big bandages on his head covering all the bald spots we made. Didn't talk to us for months.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 19, 2017 10:02 AM (HiDrR)

118 Harry Reid had this painting hanging in his Senate office for decades.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 19, 2017 10:03 AM (vmkEw)

119 It actually makes me laugh because I think the boy is earnestly reading the diploma because he figures the shot might hurt a bit-something to distract him

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 10:03 AM (qES5k)

120 I've always interpreted this painting as the kid making sure this doctor is qualified to poke him with a sharp piece of metal.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 10:03 AM (Dd0xD)

121 Harry Reid had this painting hanging in his Senate office for decades.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 19, 2017 10:03 AM (vmkEw)

You are familiar with Harry Reid's office ? interesting...

Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 10:03 AM (c6/9Q)

122 Some injections are still given in the glutes, like Toradol.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 10:04 AM (0mRoj)

123 Hahaha!! On NextDoor a neighbor posted a serious concern about a flash of blue light she and her husband saw in the daytime sky. Other neighbors chimed in to say they saw the same thing.

I responded thusly:

"I'm not saying it was aliens . . . but it was aliens!" - Giorgio Tsoukalos



Am getting lit up with favorable reactions for posting that. This place - AoSHQ - rubs off in the real world.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 19, 2017 10:04 AM (JO9+V)

124 runner #24: after that baby giraffe was born, to weigh it, one of the attendants weighed himself on a bathroom scale, then picked up baby giraffe and jumped on that scale again....

That's how I weigh our cats.

The dog can be forced to stand on the vet's scale... usually... he doesn't like it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - nyah nyah hah haaah at May 19, 2017 10:04 AM (3oX+R)

125 Lollipops are no longer offered when a child gets an immunization. Cost prohibitive under Obamacare.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 10:04 AM (wPiJc)

126 120 I've always interpreted this painting as the kid making sure this doctor is qualified to poke him with a sharp piece of metal.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 10:03 AM (Dd0xD)

He's going to be butthurt about it no matter what.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 10:04 AM (0mRoj)

127 You can get a good deal of money for some of that old medical equipment.

The traditional medicine cabinets are a particularly hot item.

Posted by: phineas gage


An antique store near me had an old dentist's chair at one point. I actually considered snagging it at the time to turn into a computer chair.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 19, 2017 10:05 AM (AM1GF)

128 >>>
Good luck. Only experience I have with clippers is when a friend and I tried to give her little brother a crew cut. Poor kid went to school the next day with big bandages on his head covering all the bald spots we made. Didn't talk to us for months.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 19, 2017 10:02 AM (HiDrR)>>>

Didn't you use a guard?? Was thinking about trying my hand at it on my boys.

Posted by: gm at May 19, 2017 10:05 AM (K0tm3)

129 Mom, the doctor gave me a shot in the arm. Why did he have my pants down?

Posted by: illiniwek at May 19, 2017 10:05 AM (TmCOq)

130 Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 10:03 AM (Dd0xD)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 10:05 AM (qES5k)

131 'I don't ever remember my pediatrician making kids drop trou to get a shot.'

Not supposed to use gluteus maximus due to risk of damaging sciatic nerve.

For IM injections, usually vastus lateralis, deltoid, or gluteus medius--big fleshy muscles, easy targets.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 10:05 AM (XsVWn)

132 125 Lollipops are no longer offered when a child gets an immunization. Cost prohibitive under Obamacare.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 10:04 AM (wPiJc)

They should give out those fentanyl lollipops.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 10:06 AM (0mRoj)

133 Lollipops are no longer offered when a child gets an immunization. Cost prohibitive under Obamacare.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 10:04 AM (wPiJc)


They get a copy of one of Barry's books instead

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 19, 2017 10:06 AM (493sH)

134 An antique store near me had an old dentist's chair at one point. I actually considered snagging it at the time to turn into a computer chair.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 19, 2017 10:05 AM (AM1GF)
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I'd be afraid it would come with a ghost dentist who stood behind you running a ghost drill all day and night.

No thanks.

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2017 10:06 AM (sBOL1)

135 I'm of the mind that I will see all my dogs, at the resurrection of all good things. Our Lord is kind and gracious.
Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:49 AM (p0fBx)


Prayers for you and your beloved dog-- I've been through the "last trip to the vet" three times with three much-loved cats (the fourth died in my arms suddenly at home; as hard as that was, she at least spared me the trip to the vet's office). It is never easy, even when you have a kindly and understanding vet who is as gentle and caring as possible with your pet.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 19, 2017 10:07 AM (3C9q2)

136 This place - AoSHQ - rubs off in the real world.

****


That's exactly what they said about Anthony Weiner!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 10:07 AM (wPiJc)

137

The scale story is neat.

Rockwell never gets old. They are always so pleasant.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2017 10:07 AM (fceHP)

138 'running a ghost drill'

Probably one powered by a foot-pump

Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 10:08 AM (XsVWn)

139 I'd be afraid it would come with a ghost dentist who stood behind you running a ghost drill all day and night.

What if it was a friendly ghost dentist who gave you ghost nitrous oxide whenever you wanted it?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2017 10:08 AM (gIRsn)

140 Rule of scales: if they work, don't screw with them, unless you really know exactly what you are doing.

Mechanical scales aren't that complicated, but it is really easy to screw them up.

Or maybe I just have a gift.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 19, 2017 10:09 AM (CPk08)

141 On the literary front, today is the deadline for the Amazon UK Storyteller contest.

It must be published via KDP today. Must be at least 5,000 words long. Published in English. Never published anywhere else. Entered in the KDP Select programme. And have in the meta-field - StorytellerUK2017

My little entry is available for sale*. For those who have read it, reviews would be appreciated to add momentum to it. Thanks.

http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B071NQQMPK

*Making progress on sequel story.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2017 10:09 AM (gDqaC)

142 137

The scale story is neat.

Rockwell never gets old. They are always so pleasant.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2017 10:07 AM (fceHP)

*looks down nose*

You're just blinded by your provincial, misguided love for maudlin representations of so-called Americana. Philistine.

*sniffs condescendingly*

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 10:09 AM (0mRoj)

143 What if it was a friendly ghost dentist who gave you ghost nitrous oxide whenever you wanted it?

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Even worse. I'd hit that so hard they'd find my corpse looking like that damn "space jockey" from Alien.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 19, 2017 10:10 AM (AM1GF)

144 Thanks, BC. Sorry for your losses.

These creatures...there's something so innately good about loving them. And we care for them the best we can, knowing we will almost always outlive them.

It's almost a good, clean sorrow...without regret, remorse. I don't know if that makes sense.

We were just so fortunate to know him, care for him, and now, see him out well.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 10:10 AM (p0fBx)

145
Some injections are still given in the glutes, like Toradol.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 10:04 AM (0mRoj)






Gamma globulin. Had to get that one before being stationed in Egypt. Felt like having a softball shoved into my asscheek.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 19, 2017 10:11 AM (XWkhW)

146 Didn't you use a guard?? Was thinking about trying my hand at it on my boys.
Posted by: gm at May 19, 2017 10:05 AM
~~~~~

Nope. This was way back when I was in high school---and I'm 29, just like Ace.

About 20 years ago the Flowbee (clippers that attached to a vacuum) became popular for home haircuts. A neighbor used it on her kids and they looked like little Russian prisoners because their hair was all one length all over their heads--same length over their ears, nape of neck as on the top of their head. Gotta use different size guards for different areas. Not as easy as it seems unless the kids want a total buzz cut.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 19, 2017 10:11 AM (HiDrR)

147 Lollipops are no longer offered when a child gets an immunization. Cost prohibitive under Obamacare.
Posted by: Muldoon
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A nice little packet of dried arugula.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 19, 2017 10:11 AM (eeTCA)

148 Gamma globulin. Had to get that one before being stationed in Egypt. Felt like having a softball shoved into my asscheek.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 19, 2017 10:11 AM (XWkhW)

Where can I get one of these. Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 19, 2017 10:11 AM (KUaJL)

149 Kid's thought bubble: "Where's Granada?"

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 10:12 AM (wPiJc)

150 Insomniac: You're in Oklahoma? Do you have a surrey with a fringe on top?

I used to have a van with a shag rug. And I once knew a hippy furry -- she had fringe all over.




I was thinking the other day, watching the sky, that the song Oklahoma had a line that showed it wasn't really written by a real Okie.

"every night my honey lamb and I
sit around and talk
and watch a hawk
making lazy circles in the sky"

Hawks climb fast and speed away in straight lines, as a rule. They only circle when fighting crows.

♬ "every night my honey lamb and I
to enjoy our cultures
we watch the turkey vultures
making lazy circles in the skyyyy..." ♬

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at May 19, 2017 10:12 AM (3oX+R)

151 Speaking of arts and farts, time to head into the studio.

Later, kids.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2017 09:50 AM (mbhDw)

Stu....stu....studio!!!

Posted by: J.J. Collins at May 19, 2017 10:13 AM (Jcg9Q)

152 89 I wonder when Rockwell made that painting-- because I don't ever remember my pediatrician making kids drop trou to get a shot. He always gave kids shots in the upper arm-- and we're talking Eisenhower-era Salk vaccine and tetanus shots, back before disposable needles.

The pediatrician my mom took us to used rectal thermometers ( late 1960's ; early 1970') and whenever we had check-ups or a sick visit, he'd check our butts.

A couple of years ago, when my mother saw his obituary in the paper and read it aloud, my first thought was, "Good! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!"

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at May 19, 2017 10:13 AM (oQQwD)

153 Rockwell never gets old. They are always so pleasant.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette
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They're crap.

Posted by: Jackson Pollock at May 19, 2017 10:14 AM (OdK9v)

154 I have one of those doctors scales that I acquired at a yard sale for a buck or two back in the day. It is accurate, you can calibrate it with known weights (as well as a null calibration at zero) and it will be working long past the time those electronic scales give up the ghost.

I imagine the scale (like the large firearm collection I lost in a boating accident in the mojave desert) is impervious to EMF pulses.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 19, 2017 10:14 AM (ARzf8)

155 Is there a Rockwell painting titled "After the Shot " ? Wonder what that one would depict...

Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 10:14 AM (c6/9Q)

156 I'd be afraid it would come with a ghost dentist who stood behind you running a ghost drill all day and night.



No thanks.





Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2017 10:06 AM


*sings*

"Son, be a dentist....you have a talent for causing things pain..."

*hears own voice; stops singing*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 19, 2017 10:14 AM (p+Wdc)

157 Hello everyone.

I'm checking in to follow up on my post from the last thread. Spent over an hour on the hotline. I think I have at least a direction, though it's not where I thought I'd be going at this point in my life.

The hotline gave me some local providers I could connect with to get more help, so I'll be doing that this afternoon.

Thank you again - it's still feeling raw to me but I at least have something I can do that may help.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks, AKA Worthless Imbecile at May 19, 2017 10:15 AM (PFy0L)

158 That kid looks a little too eager....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 19, 2017 10:15 AM (7uYFy)

159 I imagine the scale (like the large firearm collection I lost in a boating accident in the mojave desert) is impervious to EMF pulses.
Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 19, 2017 10:14 AM (ARzf

Awesome! Then you can accurately track your weight loss as you starve to death!

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 10:15 AM (0mRoj)

160 Rockwell is one of those technicians that is really good at depicting the fine points of mammalian behavior. I just wish he painted more actual art. I pine for culture.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 19, 2017 10:15 AM (CPk08)

161 *hears own voice; stops singing*
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 19, 2017 10:14 AM (p+Wdc)
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Can't be worse than the sound of a dentist's drill.

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2017 10:15 AM (sBOL1)

162 Gamma globulin. Had to get that one before being stationed in Egypt. Felt like having a softball shoved into my asscheek.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 19, 2017 10:11 AM


Heh. I remember that one from just before Haiti. Our tough-as-nails 1SG was in line with us saying "sir....I really hate needles, sir...." LOL

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 19, 2017 10:16 AM (p+Wdc)

163 It's almost a good, clean sorrow...without regret, remorse. I don't know if that makes sense.

We were just so fortunate to know him, care for him, and now, see him out well.


It makes sense to me. Although I grieved for my cats, it really was a clean sorrow-- unlike some humans I've known, my cats never did anything you could call spiteful or malicious. So I remember them for all the good times they had in their own catly ways as well as for the good times I had with them.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (3C9q2)

164 154; that's good. you will know your weight when you are fighting the zombie apocalypse. always stay at prime fighting weight.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (KP5rU)

165 Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks, AKA Worthless Imbecile at May 19, 2017 10:15 AM (PFy0L)

Make sure you follow up and get the help you need. Don't let anything get in the way. Hang in there. It's shitty, I know, but hang in there.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (0mRoj)

166 Remember getting a shot in the butt in Navy boot camp in 1971. They called it bicillin. Made it hard to walk for a couple days.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (IqV8l)

167 lizabth:

So very sorry again about Jakob. And yes, you are absolutely saving him from cancer, that hated scourge.
Glad he will be in your loving arms.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (HiDrR)

168 Thank you again - it's still feeling raw to me but I at least have something I can do that may help.
Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks, AKA Worthless Imbecile at May 19, 2017 10:15 AM (PFy0L)
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Thank you! I've been very worried about you. Would you email me at chocolate is my spirit animal at gmail? Only if you don't mind doing so.

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (sBOL1)

169
WOW!!

Just got at text from my sister. She was at a NRA dinner last night, bought a $20 ticket and won a DPMS Oracle AR 15, camo back pack, some ammo and an extra 30rd mag.

I'm taking her with me latter to buy some power-ball tickets...

Posted by: Kudzu King at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (HSmrB)

170 Last butt-shot that I got, I was aboard a ship in the mid-Atlantic. I was rolling up my sleeve, and the nurse said, "No...the trousers."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (OdK9v)

171 For RedMIndBlueState

https://youtu.be/bOtMizMQ6oM

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (gDqaC)

172 For those interested in Winston Churchill. The Kindle Daily Deals has a bunch of books by or about him. They are offering the 4 volume History of the English Speaking People at 2.99 per volume. And they have the 6 volume (I think it's 6) Martin Gilbert biographies for 2.99 per volume or less. If I needed these books I would snap them up at that price (already have them or the equivalent). I find Churchill the writer to be fascinating.

Posted by: JTB at May 19, 2017 10:18 AM (V+03K)

173 Ah yes, gamma globulin. MCRD San Diego, 1985. Best part was after when asshole Drill Instructor did the whole sit down stand up sit down stand up routine for about 15 minutes. Loads of fun.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 19, 2017 10:18 AM (kTF2Z)

174 Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks, AKA Worthless Imbecile at May 19, 2017 10:15 AM (PFy0L)

cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2017 10:18 AM (rF0hx)

175 "Last butt-shot that I got, I was aboard a ship in the mid-Atlantic."

It's not gay if you're underway!

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 10:18 AM (0mRoj)

176 "Is that a metaphor for Trump and America?"

yes

Trump needs to get back to the original framework and put a new skin on America.

That could be an extended metaphor for his rehab work on old buildings that need all new glass and other external surface repairs. That can all be done while the renters stay at work in the building (mostly) as they move through the floors.

To get the permits trump has to grease all the palms of the grifters (GOPe). He needs a few more architects to organize the draining of the swamp part, but he has swamp creatures in his inner circles.

Trump could use his actual success of rehabbing large buildings to build an allegory of rebuilding the nation, keeping its original themes. A well planned allegory would build the vision he needs for himself, and for the citizenry.

"Drain the Swamp" is important to building higher, but he needs the vision of the finished edifice to be more complete than just MAGA. America First as a sovereign state respecting our heritage ... get some visionaries to paint that image for US.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 19, 2017 10:18 AM (TmCOq)

177 Dershowitz Questions Purpose of Special Counsel What Is the Crime?

Host Anderson Cooper and Dershowitzs fellow panelists Jeffrey Toobin and Carl Bernstein argued the investigation should proceed, but Dershowitz insisted there wasnt a criminal statute about what Trump and his campaign have been accused.

Lets assume that thats true show me the criminal statute, he said. I still sit here as a civil libertarian. I dont want us ever to become what Stalinist Russia became when Stalin was told by Lavrentiy Beria, Show me the man and Ill find you the crime. What is the crime?



Cooper said the question wasnt whether or not it was illegal collusion or just collusion but if it occurred, to which Dershowitz said that wasnt something over which Mueller would have jurisdiction.

that is a political issue, but that doesnt give Mueller jurisdiction, he added. Mueller has no jurisdiction to explore whether he made political mistakes, did terrible things, engaged in wrongdoing. Only criminal acts.

BREITBART

Spot on

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2017 10:18 AM (KlI/a)

178 "so I remember them for all the good times they had in their own catly ways as well as for the good times I had with them."

Yes..exactly! It hurts today, but I know it won't hurt forever. The good memories overcome the sorrow with pets, pretty quickly. We'll be smiling about him before too long, as we do with our other pets who've died.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 10:19 AM (p0fBx)

179 Oh look, it's the Harry Reid portrait hanging in the Senate.

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 19, 2017 10:19 AM (6n332)

180 I find Churchill the writer to be fascinating.

Posted by: JTB at May 19, 2017 10:18 AM (V+03K)

Ever read "The River War?"

Good stuff.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2017 10:19 AM (rF0hx)

181 Just got at text from my sister. She was at a NRA dinner last night, bought a $20 ticket and won a DPMS Oracle AR 15, camo back pack, some ammo and an extra 30rd mag.

I'm taking her with me latter to buy some power-ball tickets...

Posted by: Kudzu King at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (HSmrB)


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You're not taking me *anywhere* I dont want to go.

**releases BCG**

Posted by: Kudzu Kings Sister at May 19, 2017 10:20 AM (8XRCm)

182 I got a steroid injection in the Butt- Tocks a month ago.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 10:20 AM (Dd0xD)

183 Thanks so much Irish....you really helped me the other day. Appreciate it!

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 10:20 AM (p0fBx)

184 Weighing Heavy On My Mind - a limerick

The broken scales of kindly old Doc Palance
No longer made a proper tare allowance
He din't know what to think
So he shared it with his shrink
She said, "You're fundamentally unbalanced!"

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 10:21 AM (wPiJc)

185 Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks, AKA Worthless Imbecile at May 19, 2017 10:15 AM (PFy0L)

That's good.

In the previous thread I suggested you pamper yourself today. Eat a big fat juicy steak. Watch a silly comedy.

Hugs

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 10:21 AM (hMwEB)

186 >>... They are offering the 4 volume History of the English Speaking People at 2.99 per volume.


Oooh, thanks!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2017 10:21 AM (NOIQH)

187 Thank you again - it's still feeling raw to me but I at least have something I can do that may help.
Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks, AKA Worthless Imbecile at May 19, 2017 10:15
~~~~~

Thanks for keeping us in the loop, John. So glad that you called the hotline and will be praying for much success with the new direction. The Horde needs good people like you!

Posted by: IrishEi at May 19, 2017 10:21 AM (HiDrR)

188
The last hypo I got in the gluteus was antibiotics for a very nasty bacterial infection I got from a tick bite.

Posted by: Kudzu Kings Sister at May 19, 2017 10:22 AM (8XRCm)

189 I just left a voicemail on my idiot congressman's phone.

Effing coward won't even let humans answer.
--------------------------------------
All the humans are busy making personal fund raising calls.

Posted by: RioBravo at May 19, 2017 10:23 AM (OmhcY)

190
*grumble grumble grumble*

sock

Posted by: fixerupper at May 19, 2017 10:23 AM (8XRCm)

191
>>That's how I weigh my cat.
Posted by: Cicero


That's how I weigh my dog, but the scale keeps maxing out.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 19, 2017 10:23 AM (OZmbA)

192
The last hypo I got in the gluteus was antibiotics for a very nasty bacterial infection I got from a tick bite.

Posted by: Kudzu Kings Sister
__________________________

I remember that...

Posted by: Kudzu King at May 19, 2017 10:23 AM (HSmrB)

193 Good luck Witchdoktor.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2017 10:24 AM (gDqaC)

194 I read the "History of the English Speaking People", but I remember it as one volume. Don't know what I missed.

Anyway, I was hoping it would be the story of how the English language arose from Pictish mists, but it struck me as essentially a propaganda tract about how America should hold together with the British Empire so that we can defeat evil together when it becomes necessary.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2017 10:24 AM (gIRsn)

195 Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks, AKA Worthless Imbecile at May 19, 2017 10:15 AM (PFy0L)

Good; I'm so glad you checked back in and they gave your some direction. Going forward is something; It's not like staying immobile in the black hole. Take care of yourself!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 10:24 AM (qES5k)

196 So I have seen a bunch of one star reviews for Alien: Covenant.

And a bunch of four star reviews.

Boths star levels based upon the franchise's return to the style and plot-lines tht worked

Posted by: Sharkman at May 19, 2017 10:24 AM (CoI9f)

197 Some injections are still given in the glutes, like Toradol.



Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 10:04 AM (0mRoj)


Just got one a month ago, for back pain I was having. I remember many years ago when I was a little one, you got some injections for who know what, at school..along with the inoculations.Probably first grade....Probably don't give them in schools anymore?

Posted by: Colin at May 19, 2017 10:24 AM (qw8SI)

198 Mid morning all.

Hope all is well.

*scrolls up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 19, 2017 10:25 AM (2x9LM)

199 So I have seen a bunch of one star reviews for Alien: Covenant.

And a bunch of four star reviews.

Boths star levels based upon the franchise's return to the style and plot-lines that worked in the first two movies.

I'M IN!!!

Posted by: Sharkman at May 19, 2017 10:25 AM (CoI9f)

200 182 I got a steroid injection in the Butt- Tocks a month ago.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 10:20 AM (Dd0xD)



Dec durabolin?
Are you a bodybuilder?

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 19, 2017 10:25 AM (rNxNN)

201
Remember getting a shot in the butt in Navy boot camp in 1971. They called it bicillin. Made it hard to walk for a couple days.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (IqV8l)





I'm going to resist the urge to take a swing at this heaping pile of hanging curves.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 19, 2017 10:25 AM (XWkhW)

202 Clean-up on aisle 196.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 19, 2017 10:26 AM (CoI9f)

203 That's how I weigh my dog, but the scale keeps maxing out.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 19, 2017 10:23 AM (OZmbA)

You're gonna have to get a bigger scale. You already have about the smallest dog there is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2017 10:26 AM (0deF2)

204 Rockwell is one of those technicians that is really good at depicting the fine points of mammalian behavior. I just wish he painted more actual art. I pine for culture.

-
I got your culture right here. They're rebooting Dynasty, this time with more ghey sex. See Drudge.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 19, 2017 10:26 AM (Nwg0u)

205 Clean up?

You dropped it, you own it...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2017 10:26 AM (gDqaC)

206 The depiction of the boy's bum is particularly enthralling.

Posted by: Hairy Reid at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (ul9CR)

207 Well, Jeebus, Witchdoktor. I'd guess many of us have been there. Glad someone here helped.

Wish I could say more. Hang on.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (CPk08)

208 Did Yahoo news get punked or is the Air force crazy?

"3 Attack Planes the Air Force Will Test to Replace the A-10 Warthog"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l8pgnw2


Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (r5KeJ)

209 So I have seen a bunch of one star reviews for Alien: Covenant.

No. 1 Son is a nerd and a fanboy. He watched all four Aliens in preparation for the advent of the new one.

His report: "You are not prepared for how terrible this movie is."

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (gIRsn)

210 Alien: Covenant

Is that a movie or a video game?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 19, 2017 10:28 AM (JoVnU)

211 Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 19, 2017 10:29 AM (p+Wdc)

212 And a minute earlier, may question was answered.

I have a talent.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 19, 2017 10:29 AM (JoVnU)

213 Remember getting a shot in the butt in Navy boot camp in 1971. They called it bicillin. Made it hard to walk for a couple days.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 10:17 AM (IqV8l)


All remember that line of guys with those guns that shot something into your arm under pressure...left a welt for a few days. I don't know if they are used anymore.??..This was before I was sent overseas.

Posted by: Colin at May 19, 2017 10:29 AM (qw8SI)

214 Did Yahoo news get punked or is the Air force crazy?

"3 Attack Planes the Air Force Will Test to Replace the A-10 Warthog"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l8pgnw2


Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (r5KeJ)

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Might as well start building P47s again.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 19, 2017 10:29 AM (8XRCm)

215 I'm going to resist the urge to take a swing at this heaping pile of hanging curves.....

----

200 sailors leave, 100 couples come back

Posted by: Tommy Malloy at May 19, 2017 10:29 AM (suO/a)

216 I got your culture right here. They're rebooting Dynasty, this time with more ghey sex. See Drudge.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 19, 2017 10:26 AM (Nwg0u)


First someone covers Toto (!! covering Toto? ) and now Dynasty is worth a reboot?

Is the f'n well that dry?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 19, 2017 10:29 AM (CPk08)

217 Search says this painting was on the cover of the March 15, 1958 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

We took the Post and I always liked it for the cartoons. So, I would've been 5 when I (probably) first saw this.

Even though I'm only 29 now.

Posted by: mindful webworker - like leap year's day babies we are at May 19, 2017 10:29 AM (3oX+R)

218 Anybody who looks at this painting and their first thought is "Heh, heh, pedophile with young victim!" or "Heh, Harry Reid, Searchlight Strangler!" should probably engage in some self-reflection.

Let's just say, you don't come here for the bear hunting, do you?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 10:29 AM (wPiJc)

219 All I need to know about Alien Covenant: they send a faygeleh couple on a colonization mission.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 10:30 AM (0mRoj)

220 While he may be a nice guy to drink a beer with, I don't think that Joe The Sniveling Whiner Leiberman will be worth 2 shits as FBI director. I want someone who has a throbbing hard on to root out corruption and charge those who have committed crimes against our country, like Cankles the wretched bag of pus.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at May 19, 2017 10:30 AM (uBQPh)

221 208 Did Yahoo news get punked or is the Air force crazy?

"3 Attack Planes the Air Force Will Test to Replace the A-10 Warthog"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l8pgnw2


Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (r5KeJ)

I'm going to take "the Air Force is crazy" on this one.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at May 19, 2017 10:31 AM (RD7QR)

222 208 Did Yahoo news get punked or is the Air force crazy?

"3 Attack Planes the Air Force Will Test to Replace the A-10 Warthog"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l8pgnw2


Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (r5KeJ)

A light prop plane couldn't have the survivability of the A-10, and can't carry the friggin' Avenger cannon that makes the Warthog so deadly.

Posted by: josephistan at May 19, 2017 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

223 "cats never did anything you could call spiteful or malicious"

Played with moles, mice and chipmunks to death.

Got old, lost teeth. Brought in baby bunny. Nothing like a screaming bunny at 3:00 AM. With my help bunny got away. Cat caught bunny twice. I was screaming run-serpentine.

Posted by: Ok at May 19, 2017 10:32 AM (OE5e7)

224 >>>I want someone who has a throbbing hard on

:::backs away, picks up coffee and moves to different table:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 10:33 AM (DNeh8)

225 Buzzsaw, I would call BS on that 'article.

The AT-6 and A-29 were developed to provide Afghanistan with a low cost COIN bird by the USAF. The whole program devolved into a mess of legal fights and a halving of the small order. Both designs are derivatives of two different Pilatus turboprops.

As for the Scorpion, no one wants a re-heated Alpha Jet for CAS.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2017 10:33 AM (gDqaC)

226 208 Did Yahoo news get punked or is the Air force crazy?

"3 Attack Planes the Air Force Will Test to Replace the A-10 Warthog"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l8pgnw2


Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (r5KeJ)

The military unfortunately has a habit of fixing things that ain't broke and not fixing things that are broke. Ma Deuce being an exception.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 10:33 AM (Dd0xD)

227 When I was little, my pediatrician's nurse, Miss Blue, gave all the shots and whatnots. That way kids hated her and not the doctor. Smart man....


And I love Rockwell!

Posted by: Tami at May 19, 2017 10:33 AM (Enq6K)

228 All I need to know about Alien Covenant: they send a faygeleh couple on a colonization mission.

--

Clones, they were going to do cloning and use the axlotl tanks.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 19, 2017 10:34 AM (JoVnU)

229
I got your culture right here. They're rebooting Dynasty, this time with more ghey sex. See Drudge.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not


More? How much was in the original?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 10:34 AM (IqV8l)

230 All I need to know about Alien Covenant: they send a faygeleh couple on a colonization mission.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 10:30 AM (0mRoj)

Coming soon: "Alien, Co-Tenant". A pervy ex-politician shares a luxurious rental home with an alien. He brings home little kids to rape, and his roomie takes care of the evidence.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2017 10:34 AM (0deF2)

231
Did Yahoo news get punked or is the Air force crazy?

"3 Attack Planes the Air Force Will Test to Replace the A-10 Warthog"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l8pgnw2


Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (r5KeJ)






Neither. This has been in the works for at least 2 years, but not as a direct replacement for the 'Hog, but as a dedicated COIN attack aircraft. Which incidentally, would likely also extend the life of the A10, because it would lighten the workload, allowing the A10s to focus more on their original mission.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 19, 2017 10:35 AM (XWkhW)

232 "Leiberman "

Revenge on the Dems that screwed-him-over? That would be good.

Posted by: Ok at May 19, 2017 10:35 AM (OE5e7)

233 one of the attendants weighed himself on a bathroom scale, then picked up baby giraffe and jumped on that scale again. and that is how they did it. very scientific.


*****


I use that technique with my chihuahua. I hold him in my arms and step on the scale. It usually reads around 315 lbs.

I eyeball him and figure that he goes about 185, so I write down my own weight at a nice slim 130.


Works like a charm.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 10:35 AM (wPiJc)

234 180 ... CBD, Thanks for the Rockwell this morning. He is always a good way to start the day.

I haven't read "The River War" yet but will download it this morning. I appreciate the recommendation.

In addition to the e-books I mentioned, The site Artofmanliness has a series of essays about Churchill that were very well done. Good insights and lots of quotes from The Man.

Posted by: JTB at May 19, 2017 10:35 AM (V+03K)

235 The only shot I remember getting as a kid was the smallpox vaccine, but mostly because of the little plastic cup with holes in it that they taped to my arm so I wouldn't scratch it. Kinda like a miniature cone of shame.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 19, 2017 10:35 AM (HiDrR)

236 220 While he may be a nice guy to drink a beer with, I don't think that Joe The Sniveling Whiner Leiberman will be worth 2 shits as FBI director. I want someone who has a throbbing hard on to root out corruption and charge those who have committed crimes against our country, like Cankles the wretched bag of pus.
Posted by: Bonecrusher at May 19, 2017 10:30 AM (uBQPh)


I forget who took him down brilliantly: "As a religious Jew, abortions should be forbidden on the sabbath,"

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 19, 2017 10:36 AM (CPk08)

237 Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (r5KeJ)
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The link goes to a menu so I did not see their article but USAF is defining requirements of A-X which would be fill the role of the A-10.

There is a second program (I assume that is what the article is about with 3 planes) for a Light Attack Demonstration Program which would not be an "A-10 replacement."

This would be the third iteration of LAD since 2001, I believe. This LAD-type requirement has been lingering around since at least 1983.

Posted by: RioBravo at May 19, 2017 10:36 AM (OmhcY)

238 214 Did Yahoo news get punked or is the Air force crazy?

"3 Attack Planes the Air Force Will Test to Replace the A-10 Warthog"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l8pgnw2


Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (r5KeJ)

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Might as well start building P47s again.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 19, 2017 10:29 AM (8XRCm)

Apparently it is a thing. At least for a lightweight long loiter platform. Not sure if they are actually trying to replace and retire the A10.

Idiots if so.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 19, 2017 10:36 AM (2x9LM)

239 They get a copy of one of Barry's books instead

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 19, 2017 10:06 AM (493sH)

Giving away bound toilet paper?

Interesting.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 19, 2017 10:37 AM (8iiMU)

240 I saw the first Alien Covenant trailer and saw them hitting tropes with every scene. In particular the 'homage' with the cowboy hat and realized this movie will stink. Because that hat screamed "I'm pandering!" far more loudly than The Force Awakens did as an apology movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2017 10:37 AM (gDqaC)

241 Mentioned the other day that our German shep Jakob had lymphoma. He's had a few good days, but now is having trouble with some functions. He's going on the sad ride this morning. What a good dog...really top-notch. It was a joy to know him.
Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (p0fBx)

lizbath, I lost a golden to lymphoma several years ago. We noticed symptoms of not wanting to eat, and then trouble walking. She went downhill extremely fast after diagnosis, she became totally unable to walk within a few days. You are saving your beloved pet from the stress of not being able to get up, hold their bladder, etc.

Very hard thing to do(we were lucky, our vet came to our home), but courageous and caring on your part.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 19, 2017 10:37 AM (62eBc)

242 46 Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 09:43 AM (hMwEB)

If it's a migraine you should ask your doctor about imitrex. "

yes, definitely do! It might not keep the migraines away entirely, but it lessens the severity.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at May 19, 2017 10:39 AM (ZM2xo)

243 With my help bunny got away. Cat caught bunny twice. I was screaming "run-serpentine!"


****


Which explains why the bunny ran straight into the gaping maw of a nearby bull snake and was swallowed whole.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 10:39 AM (wPiJc)

244 Is the f'n well that dry?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 19, 2017 10:29 AM (CPk0

That's pretty much the story of America right there.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 10:39 AM (Jcg9Q)

245
You can tell the age of someone by their small pox shot scar. Well, generation at least.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2017 10:39 AM (ODxAs)

246 The sad ride is the hardest. thing. ever.

RIP to your little buddy and peace be with you.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 19, 2017 10:39 AM (ul9CR)

247 If you want a flying bomb truck with a long loiter time that is not an A-10, then build more A-1 Skyraiders.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2017 10:40 AM (gDqaC)

248 they did a good Alien video game. Isolation.

reckon I will play that instead.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 19, 2017 10:41 AM (SQB03)

249 The USAF fighter mafia brass has been on a jihad to kill the A10 for 25 years. This crap pops up every year.

Yeah, I get it. It's old tech that can only survive and function in a "niche" environment where we own the skies and the MANPAD threat is low...sorta like the "niche" environment in which we've been fighting continuously for the last 16 goddamn years.

I'd say that makes it old technology that needs to be embraced and expanded upon.

Posted by: Jaws at May 19, 2017 10:41 AM (oOw3I)

250 31,
"Do you take Imitrex?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 09:41 AM (Dd0xD)



No, just ibuprofen.



And Vicks vapor rub under my nose because it seems to center on sinus area. Don't know if it's placebo but it helps."

For anything sinus related, headache, cold, flu etc. I always take a big bowl and fill it with boiling water at the kitchen table. Put a bath towel over my head and lean over the bowl breathing in the hot steamy air through my nose and blow out through my mouth to make more steamy air. I adjust gaps in the towel coverage and how far I am from the water to keep the heat as hot as I can stand. Doing this a couple times a day seems to speed up relief especially the congestion which in my case makes my teeth hurt along with the headache. I used to add some Vicks to the water but it works well without it.

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 19, 2017 10:42 AM (d3wbb)

251 As tough as it is to have a beloved pet put to sleep, it's worse to watch them suffering.

I remember an old lady in our neighborhood who refused to have her Welsh terrier put to sleep when he was 17 and really sick - could barely walk and his breathing was labored, because "she just couldn't do without him." Well, he ended up dying anyway and went though much more pain and suffering than was necessary.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at May 19, 2017 10:42 AM (ZM2xo)

252 So on the subject of dogs, my little guy has for some reason been terribly anxious when i leave for work in the morning the past month or so. He trembles on the couch when I put my shoes on, and when I get home, the dog towels & things I have hanging on the front door have been pulled down & the doormat has been clawed & chewed - he's destroyed two of them so far, one was heavy rubber. Yesterday he chewed up the tongue on my boots by the door. i've had him for two years now, but this is the first time he's behaved like this. Why would he be so anxious now? What can I do about it?

Posted by: josephistan at May 19, 2017 10:42 AM (7HtZB)

253 You can tell the age of someone by their small pox shot scar. Well, generation at least.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk


This was a plot point in the Outlander novels, when the main character (time traveled from 1949 to 18th century Scotland) got nicked for witchcraft as a result of a combination of anachronistic medical knowledge, envy/politics, and "the Devil's mark"...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 19, 2017 10:42 AM (AM1GF)

254
The military unfortunately has a habit of fixing things that ain't broke and not fixing things that are broke. Ma Deuce being an exception.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 10:33 AM (Dd0xD)







Unfortunately, Ma Deuce ISN'T an exception. The Army had briefly adopted two different replacements over the last 10 years or so, before cancelling them in favor of buying new M2s.

The big complaint against the two replacements was the cyclic rate, which was about half that of the M2.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 19, 2017 10:43 AM (XWkhW)

255 Did Yahoo news get punked or is the Air force crazy?

"3 Attack Planes the Air Force Will Test to Replace the A-10 Warthog"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l8pgnw2


Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 19, 2017 10:27 AM (r5KeJ)



Yahoo "news" is nothing but raging lefty propaganda and usually just links to Huff Po crap

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 19, 2017 10:43 AM (493sH)

256 You can tell the age of someone by their small pox shot scar. Well, generation at least.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2017 10:39 AM (ODxAs)
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Don't say that. I don't think mine is visible anymore.

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2017 10:43 AM (sBOL1)

257 Blue Lights in the Sky, Anthony Weiner, Cats eating Rabbits, Air Force Bombers, JOE LIEBERMAN!!!

Posted by: GODSAIDMANSAID.COM at May 19, 2017 10:43 AM (y5sPI)

258 "It was a counterintelligence investigation before now, it seems to me now to be considered a criminal investigation," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) declared outside of the meeting.

Tick...tick...tick...

Posted by: Bill Wynn at May 19, 2017 10:44 AM (LM/hL)

259 According to Zip the senate dems have said they will not vote for Liebermann. In a way this is nice. Trump can now *really* play hardball, if he chooses, and can meet any dem complaints with "I offered you one of tours and you turned me down. Now you get my guy."

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 10:44 AM (sEDyY)

260 You can tell the age of someone by their small pox shot scar. Well, generation at least.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2017 10:39 AM (ODxAs)

you mean if it's faded or not ?

Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 10:45 AM (c6/9Q)

261
Posted by: josephistan

______________________________

I heard you were looking to get hitched and have kids...

Posted by: josephistan dog at May 19, 2017 10:45 AM (HSmrB)

262 Yesterday he chewed up the tongue on my boots by the
door. i've had him for two years now, but this is the first time he's
behaved like this. Why would he be so anxious now? What can I do about
it?

Posted by: josephistan at May 19, 2017 10:42 AM (7HtZB)

Try leaving the TV or radio on when you leave. Also, one of these might help....thunder shirt. Used for anxiety of any kind.

http://tinyurl.com/ku7vyx6

Posted by: Tami at May 19, 2017 10:45 AM (Enq6K)

263
josephistan, try leaving some music on to see if that helps. my guess is it is the isolation, yes it can develop over time.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2017 10:45 AM (ODxAs)

264 Our vet probably would, but it seems easier to handle, to us, bringing them in. And leaving the body.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 10:00 AM (p0fBx)

Lost a much loved kitty about a month ago. I had him cremated.

Posted by: BignJames at May 19, 2017 10:45 AM (x9c8r)

265 Posted by: josephistan at May 19, 2017 10:42 AM (7HtZB)

Doggie Day Cares are popular, if you can afford it.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 10:46 AM (3myMJ)

266 According to Zip the senate dems have said they will not vote for Liebermann. In a way this is nice. Trump can now *really* play hardball, if he chooses, and can meet any dem complaints with "I offered you one of tours and you turned me down. Now you get my guy."
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 10:44 AM (sEDyY)

PDT does not need any democratic votes to confirm a new FBI Director if all the Rs hold

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2017 10:47 AM (KlI/a)

267 you mean if it's faded or not ? <<<<<<<<<

no, just if they have one. They change the shot later so it didn't leave a scar.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2017 10:47 AM (ODxAs)

268 Tick...tick...tick...

Posted by: Bill Wynn at May 19, 2017 10:44 AM (LM/hL)

and then what ?


Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 10:47 AM (c6/9Q)

269 Looking at the Alien Covenant movie I ask myself, "isn't this essentially the same story?"

Posted by: MAGA at May 19, 2017 10:47 AM (LQ1Q3)

270 I see yer hiny all bright and shiny you better hide it before I bite it!!!


Posted by: Harry Reid at May 19, 2017 10:47 AM (WLK0w)

271 Posted by: Bill Wynn at May 19, 2017 10:44 AM (LM/hL)

This still won't get Hillary into the Oval Office, so eat your liver.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 10:48 AM (3myMJ)

272 What can I do about it?
Posted by: josephistan at May 19, 2017 10:42 AM (7HtZB)

Crate him. Take the time to begin giving him a safe "den" to stay in during the day by having him go into it , get a treat, then come out. Start with ten minutes , then increase it in increments. Finally have him sleep in it overnight in your bedroom while you are close by.

Finally, start leaving him in it for an hour or so when you leave(go do errands or whatever), then finally leave him in it.

Many dogs cannot handle having an entire house to "guard". They need the security of having a small comfy den to stay in . Crates are not cruel, they are the opposite, they are , done right and not used for punishment, their safe place. Make sure it's not too big in that he feels he should pee , etc. in it.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 19, 2017 10:48 AM (62eBc)

273
The USAF fighter mafia brass has been on a jihad to kill the A10 for 25 years. This crap pops up every year.

Yeah, I get it. It's old tech that can only survive and function in a "niche" environment where we own the skies and the MANPAD threat is low...sorta like the "niche" environment in which we've been fighting continuously for the last 16 goddamn years.

I'd say that makes it old technology that needs to be embraced and expanded upon.

Posted by: Jaws at May 19, 2017 10:41 AM (oOw3I)







Problem is, that environment is dangerous enough that faster, more advanced aircraft are still going to suffer loss rates far above the norm for other types of air combat. Which means the AF brass won't want to risk their shiny, new, and expensive, F35 AT ALL.

And the CAS mission dies on the vine.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 19, 2017 10:48 AM (XWkhW)

274 Posted by: Bill Wynn at May 19, 2017 10:44 AM (LM/hL)

You're the kind of scumbag person that hoped tens of thousands of American soldiers would have been killed in the Iraq invasion just so you can be proven right.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 10:48 AM (Dd0xD)

275 Tick...tick...tick...
Posted by: Bill Wynn

and then what ?

Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 10:47 AM (c6/9Q)
------------------------------------------------------

TOCK! TOCK! TOCK!

Posted by: RioBravo at May 19, 2017 10:49 AM (OmhcY)

276 235,
"The only shot I remember getting as a kid was the smallpox vaccine, but
mostly because of the little plastic cup with holes in it that they
taped to my arm so I wouldn't scratch it. Kinda like a miniature cone
of shame."

I remember the day everyone in my elementary school had to go to the gym where we lined up and got our shots of the brand new Salk vaccine for polio. That makes me pretty old I guess. Everybody, no exceptions, and no parents screaming for their kids to not get it. Nobody wanted their kids in an iron lung for life. Schools also did a yearly TB test.

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 19, 2017 10:50 AM (d3wbb)

277 TOCK! TOCK! TOCK!

Posted by: RioBravo at May 19, 2017 10:49 AM (OmhcY)

RING!

Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 10:50 AM (c6/9Q)

278 and then what ?

Repent, harlequin.

Posted by: The Tock-Tock Man at May 19, 2017 10:50 AM (u0s1P)

279 >>His report: "You are not prepared for how terrible this movie is."

Bummer.

Re: Dynasty on CW - I suppose they're not capable of understanding this, but redoing this with main characters in their mid-20's just doesn't work. Would you rather watch a story about Rupert Murdoch, or one about his half-assed sons when they were still in their 20's?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2017 10:50 AM (NOIQH)

280
TOCK! TOCK! TOCK!

Posted by: RioBravo
________________________

lol

Posted by: josephistan dog at May 19, 2017 10:50 AM (HSmrB)

281 Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2017 10:47 AM (KlI/a)

I know the Rs have majority, but you just never know when the RINOs will betray (probably safer to assume they will). I guess I'm sort of hoping that Trump wants to play hardball as opposed to him actually wanting Lieberman in the position.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 10:51 AM (sEDyY)

282
PDT does not need any democratic votes to confirm a new FBI Director if all the Rs hold

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2017 10:47 AM (KlI/a)








*snort*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 19, 2017 10:51 AM (XWkhW)

283 Tick...tick...tick...

Posted by: Bill Wynn at May 19, 2017 10:44 AM (LM/hL)


Still using a wristwatch? Glad it's keeping good time. Maybe you can now cover your ear with your cupped hand and listen to the ocean.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 10:51 AM (qES5k)

284 grrr. can't think of a word.

When a family or a country goes though severe budget cuts there is an adjective for that sort of economic suffering.

Starts with an r.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 10:52 AM (yL25O)

285 I can remember taking the polio vaccine orally. Smallpox was in the arm along with other vaccinations. Later, when I was in the service, vaccinations, were still given via individual injections, no injection guns...MAN, I'm old.

Posted by: Strobe at May 19, 2017 10:52 AM (gbWkA)

286 Cooper said the question wasnt whether or not it was illegal collusion or just collusion but if it occurred, to which Dershowitz said that wasnt something over which Mueller would have jurisdiction.

that is a political issue, but that doesnt give Mueller jurisdiction, he added. Mueller has no jurisdiction to explore whether he made political mistakes, did terrible things, engaged in wrongdoing. Only criminal acts.

-------

Oh, don't worry he'll find some crimes committed alright. Aure they will have nothing to do with Russia but an improper financial transfer

Posted by: MAGA at May 19, 2017 10:52 AM (LQ1Q3)

287 I know a Thunder shirt wouldn't work on him, he hates wearing sweaters & the like. I just wonder why now after 2 years is he behaving like this?

Posted by: josephistan at May 19, 2017 10:52 AM (7HtZB)

288 It should be repeated as often as possible.

Anthony Wiener was Chuck Schumer's protege.
Anthony Wiener was Chuck Schumer's protege
Anthony Wiener was Chuck Schumer's protege....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 19, 2017 10:52 AM (7uYFy)

289 258 "It was a counterintelligence investigation before now, it seems to me now to be considered a criminal investigation," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) declared outside of the meeting.

Tick...tick...tick...

Posted by: Bill Wynn at May 19, 2017 10:44 AM (LM/hL)


Got the taste of Chuck Schumer's penis out of your mouth yet?

Posted by: GODSAIDMANSAID.COM at May 19, 2017 10:52 AM (y5sPI)

290 You can tell the age of someone by their small pox shot scar. Well, generation at least.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2017 10:39 AM (ODxAs)
---------

Don't say that. I don't think mine is visible anymore.

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2017 10:43 AM (sBOL1)




Thanks for saying that so I didn't have to.
What was that vaccine shot that left left the little red scar? We called it a 'strawberry' as a kid.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 19, 2017 10:52 AM (rNxNN)

291
It is kinda funny sometimes that younger people see us olders at some summer sleeveless event and all think we were in some kind of club marked with these circular scars.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2017 10:53 AM (ODxAs)

292 Tick...tick...tick...



Posted by: Bill Wynn at May 19, 2017 10:44 AM (LM/hL)





Still using a wristwatch? Glad it's keeping good time. Maybe you can
now cover your ear with your cupped hand and listen to the ocean.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 10:51 AM (qES5k)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !

Sick Burn,By Fenelon !

Posted by: runner at May 19, 2017 10:53 AM (c6/9Q)

293 In regards to Weiner planning to plead guilting to sending nude photos of himself to underage girls, a former secret service officer who was arrested in 2015 for sending naked pics of his junk to underage girls in numerous states , was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison.

The SS officer was a guard at the White House and was sending pics while on duty.

Let's see what Weiner gets, as a serial offender.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 19, 2017 10:54 AM (62eBc)

294 My only recollection is getting vaccinations in the shoulder, which occurred in school not at the doctor's office.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 19, 2017 10:54 AM (hJrjt)

295 I guess I'm sort of hoping that Trump wants to play hardball as opposed to him actually wanting Lieberman in the position.

My hope is that since Leiberman's been around forever, he might know where some metaphorical bodies are buried and be out for revenge.

It's a faint hope, but a fun one. I actually think it'll be someone else, but really-- who knows? It could be a feint, Trump could change his mind, all kinds of things could happen.

Except Hillary Clinton will never be President. That's one thing that will never ever happen.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 19, 2017 10:54 AM (u0s1P)

296 "3 Attack Planes the Air Force Will Test to Replace the A-10 Warthog"

uh, yeah, right. if it's any of those things yoI'd better just tell boeing to find Heinemann's Skyraider drawings and hang a T56 on the nose.

Or just buy something from the Russians.

These toys don't count.

Posted by: JEM at May 19, 2017 10:54 AM (TppKb)

297 All I need to know about Alien Covenant: they send a faygeleh couple on a colonization mission.

Posted by: Insomniac


Ridiculous. So much so that when I saw the first trailer in the theater a few months ago I blurted out:

"Are the ghey couple going to adopt a zenomorph to propagate the species?"

Being in a theater in Seattle, there followed a most uncomfortable silence which was only broken by Wonder Woman Gal Gadot's making an appearance on screen.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 19, 2017 10:54 AM (CoI9f)

298 256 You can tell the age of someone by their small pox shot scar. Well, generation at least.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2017 10:39 AM (ODxAs)


My class year. Half the student had the scar, half didn't. We fell on either side of when they stopped doing it.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 10:54 AM (yL25O)

299 I remember the day everyone in my elementary school had to go to the gym where we lined up and got our shots of the brand new Salk vaccine for polio.
Posted by: geoffb5 at May 19, 2017 10:50 AM
~~~~~

We got the polio vaccine orally. Little red drop of something on a sugar cube.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 19, 2017 10:55 AM (HiDrR)

300
I know a Thunder shirt wouldn't work on him, he hates wearing sweaters & the like. I just wonder why now after 2 years is he behaving like this?

Posted by: josephistan
____________________________

See #261...

Posted by: josephistan dog at May 19, 2017 10:55 AM (HSmrB)

301 thanks for the Rockwell. He remains a giant among American painters. The Whitney (yes, the Whitney!) years ago did a wonderful retrospective that had every single one of his Saturday Evening Post covers, plus some of his preliminary sketches and studies and a few of the paintings from which the covers derived (and which, in one case, was a good as a Vermeer or other Northern European masters).
He was a wonderfully compassionate and keen observer of human nature, especially our better angels. His universal appeal and understanding was confirmed by the response of a couple near me. They both wore leather jackets and studs, ripped jeans and whatnot. He had a mohawk; she had a nose ring. And he laughed and pointed to one painting and nudged his girlfriend - "look, they screwed up the message on the telephone! HAHAH."

Love this one because the doctor told the kid to read the diploma on the wall so he wouldn't notice Doc approaching with a big ol' needle.

That's the genius of Rockwell.

Posted by: vivi at May 19, 2017 10:55 AM (11H2y)

302
Let's see what Weiner gets, as a serial offender.
Posted by: Jen the original


Elected Mayor of NYC

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 10:55 AM (IqV8l)

303 Tick...tick...tick...
Posted by: Bill Wynn

Well, don't just stand there!. Get the tweezers and get the damn thing out safely. I wouldnt want you to get Lyme; It's no fun.

I'm sure the hordec could play with this one liner all day if we had time. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 10:55 AM (qES5k)

304 When a family or a country goes though severe budget cuts there is an adjective for that sort of economic suffering.

Starts with an r.

Posted by: TexasDan


*****


Um...


Ruh-roh?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 10:55 AM (wPiJc)

305 When a family or a country goes though severe budget cuts there is an adjective for that sort of economic suffering.

Starts with an r.

ReWynning?

Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 10:56 AM (3myMJ)

306 Elected Mayor of NYC
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 10:55 AM (IqV

LOL.....you're probably right.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 19, 2017 10:57 AM (62eBc)

307 I know the Rs have majority, but you just never know when the RINOs will betray (probably safer to assume they will). I guess I'm sort of hoping that Trump wants to play hardball as opposed to him actually wanting Lieberman in the position.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


You know what I want? I want that "special counsel" to be checking EVERYTHING. I want eventually to see Trump meeting with the GOPe worst to show that "everything" and inform them that that "everything" will be acted upon...unless, of course, they toe the line. In which case the "everything" which would otherwise result in them adorning prison cells or lampposts would quietly sit in secured folders, to be released should something...unfortunate happen.

That's what I want.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 19, 2017 10:57 AM (AM1GF)

308 Another thing, if the USAF really did believe the A-10 was out of date; then why did that service drop a few billion dollars on modernizing the active fleet with new wings, new wiring for current generation smart munitions, and a glass cockpit that will enable the A-10C to keep flying for another decade.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2017 10:57 AM (gDqaC)

309 The husband--a protege of Chuck Schumer --of Hillary Clinton's close "aide" is in deep legal hot water and no reporters stick microphone's in either Schumer's or Clinton's stupid faces to ask them what they think.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 19, 2017 10:57 AM (7uYFy)

310 Posted by: geoffb5 at May 19, 2017 10:50 AM (d3wbb)

I think that lack of epidemics, which is good and sort of the point, has fed the anti-vax thing. Very few people remember the fear and grief of losing children, friends, etc. to the diseases now inoculated against so they don't understand how awful it was. They hear the horrors of supposed vaccine reactions with no counter-balance of historical stories and no understanding of how quickly that can all come back.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 10:57 AM (sEDyY)

311 It is kinda funny sometimes that younger people see us olders at some summer sleeveless event and all think we were in some kind of club marked with these circular scars.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2017 10:53 AM
~~~~~

Think I was about 25 before I realized that my Dad's scar wasn't a "shrapnel wound from the war."

Posted by: IrishEi at May 19, 2017 10:58 AM (HiDrR)

312 The husband--a protege of Chuck Schumer --of Hillary Clinton's close "aide" is in deep legal hot water and no reporters stick microphone's in either Schumer's or Clinton's stupid faces to ask them what they think.
Posted by: JoeF. at May 19, 2017 10:57 AM (7uYFy

It was just sex, and no one's business. I believe that was the Billy Jeff defense.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 19, 2017 10:59 AM (62eBc)

313 You know what I want? I want that "special counsel" to be checking EVERYTHING. I want eventually to see Trump meeting with the GOPe worst to show that "everything" and inform them that that "everything" will be acted upon...unless, of course, they toe the line. In which case the "everything" which would otherwise result in them adorning prison cells or lampposts would quietly sit in secured folders, to be released should something...unfortunate happen.

That's what I want.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 19, 2017 10:57 A

And I want all the memos and notes Comey took after his meetings or phone calls with the Clinton's, Obama, Lynch , Holder and any politician or reporter he spoke to....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 19, 2017 10:59 AM (7uYFy)

314 that will enable the A-10C to keep flying for another decade.

because no one's committed money to do the right thing and build another 400.

Posted by: JEM at May 19, 2017 11:00 AM (TppKb)

315 Starts with an r.
Posted by: TexasDan


*****

recessionary
retribution
red-lined
redistribution (of wealth)
retroactive
retrogressive
rigamarole

???

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:00 AM (wPiJc)

316 A "Dark Crystal" prequel is in the works, too. Probably with ghey Skeksis sex.

Posted by: josephistan at May 19, 2017 11:00 AM (7HtZB)

317 I doubt Weimer will be elected Mayor. People remember this kind of thing. Even liberal New Yorkers think he's sleaze.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 11:01 AM (qES5k)

318 yep. I remember stories about kids in iron lungs and crutches. All gone, thanks to an old white guy. I guess that's an okay kind of cultural appropriation.

Posted by: vivi at May 19, 2017 11:01 AM (11H2y)

319 Someone might have said this already, but:

The original finish on a doctor's scales would be enamel, much like you'd find on a white refrigerator. It was meant to be sanitary. You can clean it with virtually anything: alcohol, bleach, ammonia (not at the same time), etc.

Getting it restored would be cool, indeed, if it was your grandfather's.

Posted by: RobM1981 at May 19, 2017 11:01 AM (VVBN7)

320 Starts with an r.
Posted by: TexasDan


*****

Help us out.


Sounds like...?

In the sense of ...?

Like something to do with...?

Reminds me of...?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:01 AM (wPiJc)

321
This MMOT brought to you by the letter r.

http://tinyurl.com/hf9l8j4

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 19, 2017 11:02 AM (ODxAs)

322 "It was a counterintelligence investigation before now, it seems to me now to be considered a criminal investigation," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) declared with his dick-shaped mouthoutside of the meeting.

FIFY

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 19, 2017 11:03 AM (ul9CR)

323 josephistan, some suggestions from PetMD on separation anxiety

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lzmafsd

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 19, 2017 11:03 AM (hMwEB)

324

Can you spot the Politically Incorrect issues in the painting?

Don't let the SJW's get a hold of it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2017 11:03 AM (fceHP)

325 doubt Weimer will be elected Mayor. People remember this kind of thing. Even liberal New Yorkers think he's sleaze.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 11:01 AM (qES5k)

I agree. He's too icky. But the original plan laid out by his mentor , Chuck Schumer, was that Wiener would either be mayor or eventually replace Schumer as senator. Or Governor, on his way to , perhaps, the presidency. That was the original road map.
I'm not kidding.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 19, 2017 11:04 AM (7uYFy)

326 Jen...sorry for your loss. It is so hard, but worse seeing them suffer when there is no cure, like with lymphoma. Jake had a few good days, then the same thing...his legs seemed to weaken. He started having real trouble going poo, because of that.

Posted by: lizabth at May 19, 2017 11:04 AM (p0fBx)

327 So much as I think single-engine close air support is a bad idea I would like nothing better than to see Skyraiders flying to the 22nd century.

So dust off those drawings update those flight controls, we need a glass cockpit T56 FBW Skyraider tomorrow...

Posted by: JEM at May 19, 2017 11:05 AM (TppKb)

328 Artisanal 'ette- Not an H1B doctor?

Posted by: Strobe at May 19, 2017 11:05 AM (gbWkA)

329 doubt Weimer will be elected Mayor. People remember this kind of thing. Even liberal New Yorkers think he's sleaze.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 11:01 AM (qES5k)

I don't put anything past those NYC dickwads.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:05 AM (Jcg9Q)

330 What's the one my generation has on back of our shoulder a little bigger than the size of a dime? I thought that was smallpox vax?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 19, 2017 11:05 AM (ul9CR)

331 Trump needs to call out Graham or McCain by name. i don't know exactly how, but he needs to do this. He needs somehow to sic their own constituents on them.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 19, 2017 11:06 AM (7uYFy)

332 Artisanal 'ette- Not an H1B doctor?
Posted by: Strobe at May 19, 2017 11:05 AM (gbWkA)


heh, hadn't thought of that one

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2017 11:06 AM (fceHP)

333 What's the one my generation has on back of our shoulder a little bigger than the size of a dime?


******


Tracking chip insertion scar.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:06 AM (wPiJc)

334 What's the one my generation has on back of our shoulder a little bigger than the size of a dime? I thought that was smallpox vax?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 19, 2017 11:05 AM (ul9CR)

A chip?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 19, 2017 11:06 AM (7uYFy)

335 ???

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:00 AM (wPiJc)


Yeah it's driving me nuts.

I remember it used in the context of what ..was it Belgium? Hungary? did--some European country actually faced their problems and fixed them and came out the other side.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 11:06 AM (yL25O)

336 Loved the "Spad"!

Posted by: Strobe at May 19, 2017 11:07 AM (gbWkA)

337 Yeah it's driving me nuts.

I remember it used in the context of what ..was it Belgium? Hungary? did--some European country actually faced their problems and fixed them and came out the other side.
Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 11:06 AM (yL25O)


regression?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2017 11:07 AM (fceHP)

338 starts with an 'r'

reassessment
reconsideration
reconciliation
retirement

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 19, 2017 11:08 AM (jQxab)

339 So dust off those drawings update those flight controls, we need a glass cockpit T56 FBW Skyraider tomorrow...

and if I were boeing there are stupider things I could be planning for...

Posted by: JEM at May 19, 2017 11:08 AM (TppKb)

340 austerity

sorry, doesn't start with r.

I spent the better part of an hour literally crawling under a data center yesterday.

Still recovering.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 11:09 AM (yL25O)

341 recapitalization?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:09 AM (wPiJc)

342 >>Tick...tick...tick...

Posted by: Bill Wynn



Ben Wittes, is that you?!?!?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2017 11:09 AM (NOIQH)

343 R squared
Random walk
Rate of return
Rate of return regulation
Ratings
Rational expectations
Rationality
Rationing
Real balance effect
Real exchange rate
Real interest rate
Real options theory
Real terms
Recession
Reciprocity
Redlining
Reflation
Regional policy
Regression analysis
Regressive tax
Regulation
Regulatory arbitrage
Regulatory capture
Regulatory failure
Regulatory risk
Relative income hypothesis
Rent
Rent-seeking
Replacement cost
Replacement rate
Repo
Required return
Rescheduling
Reservation wage
Reserve currency
Reserve ratio
Reserve requirements
Reserves
Residual risk
Restrictive practice
Returns
Revealed preference
Ricardian equivalence
Ricardo, David
Risk
Risk averse
Risk management
Risk neutral
Risk premium
Risk seeking
Risk-free rate

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2017 11:10 AM (fceHP)

344 Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:05 AM (Jcg9Q)

The "NY Post" had a filed day for weeks mocking him.. So many puns it was one wiener/hot dog joke after another. So many I thought Muldoon had accepted a PT job there. ;^) . They''ll do it again if he gets put up for Mayor or any other political office in NY although I'm sure he'll be dicking someone somewhere (Figuratively, I mean) But hooray, the best laid plans of Schumer and Hillary for Weiner went awry.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 19, 2017 11:10 AM (qES5k)

345 Rhrot Rho

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:11 AM (Dd0xD)

346 REASSIGNMENT!!!

Posted by: Chelsea Manning at May 19, 2017 11:12 AM (vRcUp)

347 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 19, 2017 10:57 AM (AM1GF)

Works for me. Somebody needs to remind them that "getting elected" isn't their actual job description just the hiring process and that the laws *are* supposed to apply to them too.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 11:12 AM (sEDyY)

348 reorganizing


reconquista?


Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:12 AM (wPiJc)

349 Yeah it's driving me nuts.

I remember it used in the context of what ..was it Belgium? Hungary? did--some European country actually faced their problems and fixed them and came out the other side.
Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 11:06 AM (yL25O)


take a gander

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2017 11:13 AM (fceHP)

350 The sad thing is Weiner would probably be a better Mayor than DeBlasio.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:13 AM (Dd0xD)

351 323 - Thanks VM!

Posted by: josephistan at May 19, 2017 11:14 AM (7HtZB)

352 Romphim.

Posted by: Barry Manilow at May 19, 2017 11:14 AM (vRcUp)

353 It was Austerity I was thinking of.

Apologies for the "R"ed herring.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 11:14 AM (yL25O)

354 reconquista?


Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:12 AM (wPiJc)

...

WAIT THAT'S IT

Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 11:15 AM (yL25O)

355 Ben Wittes, is that you?!?!?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2017 11:09 AM (NOIQH)

No, that's a banned commenter who doesn't respect Ace's rules.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2017 11:15 AM (rF0hx)

356 austerity


*****


Missus Muldoon and I go through this exercise periodically. Invariably the word we were trying to find does not start with the letter we thought it would.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:15 AM (wPiJc)

357 It was Austerity I was thinking of.

Apologies for the "R"ed herring.
Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 11:14 AM (yL25O)



Rotfl

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2017 11:15 AM (fceHP)

358 I recall that Fen, and I certainly hope you're right. We're at that point though where if we assume the worst about our enemies, we'll usually be right.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:15 AM (Jcg9Q)

359 Requiem


Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 19, 2017 11:16 AM (jQxab)

360 Too bad we can't combine the payload & cannon of an A-10, with the loiter of a prop plane. Maybe stick a few miniguns on the side, too. An A-10 Gunship.

Posted by: josephistan at May 19, 2017 11:16 AM (7HtZB)

361 Todays programs has been brought to you by ...

your tax dollars, suckas.

Posted by: Sesame Street at May 19, 2017 11:16 AM (vRcUp)

362 Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:15 AM (wPiJc)

You have no idea how grateful I am to hear that it isn't just me. So frustrating when that happens.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 11:16 AM (sEDyY)

363 Morning all. Trump impeached yet?

Posted by: It's Me donna at May 19, 2017 11:17 AM (O2RFr)

364 and if I were boeing there are stupider things I could be planning for...

You know how to fly a taildragger, right? You've got three shots to hit the numbers in a full stall, or we send you back to infantry.

Guess that approach doesn't work now...

Posted by: JEM at May 19, 2017 11:18 AM (TppKb)

365 Missus Muldoon and I go through this exercise periodically. Invariably the word we were trying to find does not start with the letter we thought it would.

--

I am reassured to read that as I just spent several minutes attempting to spell gnaw, with a 'k'. It should be knaw, but it is not. I don't know why. Maybe it is a foreign word like que which is pronounced 'kay' and does not mean to line up.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 19, 2017 11:18 AM (jQxab)

366 The sad thing is Weiner would probably be a better Mayor than DeBlasio.
\
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:13 AM (Dd0xD)




A pervert named Anthony Weiner
Liked showing young ladies his weiner
He like showing his weiner
Cuz it was his weiner
Would you like to see Anthony's weiner?

Weiner!

Posted by: naturalfake at May 19, 2017 11:19 AM (NyJwR)

367 I hate gnats.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:19 AM (Dd0xD)

368 350 The sad thing is Weiner would probably be a better Mayor than DeBlasio.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:13 AM (Dd0xD)

Watch DeBolshevik run for President in 2020 now.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 19, 2017 11:20 AM (y5sPI)

369 Beckel out at Fox again? Anyone hear what happened? Heard he made a "racially insensitive" remark. He's always been a loose cannon.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 19, 2017 11:20 AM (zRZaJ)

370 Austerity - it's what's for breakfast.

My co-worker (of Greek descent- parents still live in Greece) was glued to his news feeds yesterday (in his spare moments) as the Greek parliament passed new austerity measures. Lots of unrest.

Looks like pension cuts, repeal of tax cuts, in order to free up some bailout funds from the EU.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:20 AM (wPiJc)

371
I am reassured to read that as I just spent several minutes attempting to spell gnaw, with a 'k'. It should be knaw, but it is not. I don't know why. Maybe it is a foreign word like que which is pronounced 'kay' and does not mean to line up.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 19, 2017 11:18 AM (jQxab)




It's knarly that 'quinoa' is spelled & pronounced the way it is.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 19, 2017 11:21 AM (rNxNN)

372 Missus Muldoon and I go through this exercise periodically. Invariably the word we were trying to find does not start with the letter we thought it would.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:15 AM (wPiJc)

...

I have a theory. About everything, pretty much, but my theory about why this happens is that the brain actually has the word stored in the wrong place.

It can't be a coincidence that we all focus on the first letter and are completely convinced we have the right one.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 11:21 AM (yL25O)

373 Beckel out at Fox again? Anyone hear what happened? Heard he made a "racially insensitive" remark. He's always been a loose cannon.
Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 19, 2017 11:20 AM (zRZaJ)

You have a link for that?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 19, 2017 11:21 AM (KlI/a)

374 Subpoena
Vacuum
Tooter

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:22 AM (Dd0xD)

375 Too bad we can't combine the payload & cannon of an xA-10, with the loiter of a prop plane.

If the AF and the ground-pounders and Congress hadn't filled the place with urine we might have had a 130%-scale Grumman Mohawk.

Posted by: JEM at May 19, 2017 11:22 AM (TppKb)

376 So what do you all think about the Weiner thing? Is this to shut him up re Hillary?

Posted by: It's Me donna at May 19, 2017 11:22 AM (O2RFr)

377 CBD - I believe that those old scales were enamel (the old-fashioned, porcelain, sprayed-on and baked kind) over cast iron. To restore, it may require a double step procedure to take off any non enamel substances/paints it has been covered with and then "re-enamel" it with porcelain- which is a bit of a specialty procedure - you should fine re-enamel experts near you and find out. Used one once to re-enamel an old claw foot tub - came out glorious.

Here is one outfit in Illinois that still does this stuff:

http://www.customceramic.com/

Posted by: Publius Redux at May 19, 2017 11:22 AM (Fb9aZ)

378 In all fairness, there is an 'r' in 'austerity'


It just identified as first.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 19, 2017 11:22 AM (wPiJc)

379 What's the end game for the Left here?

Trump dies in office: Pence is president.

Trump is impeached and convicted: Pence is president.

Trump resigns: Pence is president.

Trump is assassinated: Pence is president.

So, if Pence is president everyone is happy and we can get back to normal, right?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 19, 2017 11:22 AM (BWL+E)

380 Beckel out at Fox again? Anyone hear what happened? Heard he made a "racially insensitive" remark. He's always been a loose cannon.
Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 19, 2017 11:20 AM (zRZaJ)


can't believe he was even allowed back

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2017 11:23 AM (fceHP)

381 I hate gnats.


So what else is gnu?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2017 11:23 AM (gIRsn)

382 Watch DeBolshevik run for President in 2020 now.




Dwayne Johnson will crush the the Bolsevik.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 19, 2017 11:23 AM (jQxab)

383 Beckel out at Fox again? Anyone hear what happened? Heard he made a "racially insensitive" remark. He's always been a loose cannon.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 19, 2017 11:20 AM (zRZaJ)

Cannot stand the guy.

Posted by: BignJames at May 19, 2017 11:24 AM (x9c8r)

384
Too bad we can't combine the payload & cannon of an A-10, with the loiter of a prop plane. Maybe stick a few miniguns on the side, too. An A-10 Gunship.

Posted by: josephistan at May 19, 2017 11:16 AM (7HtZB)







Funny you should mention that. As I recall, there was a proposal to set up some V-22 Ospreys as mini-gunships, with 2 or 3 miniguns out one side of the fuselage. Imagine that with a Mk19 grenade launcher as well.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 19, 2017 11:24 AM (XWkhW)

385 I hate gnats.


So what else is gnu?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2017 11:23 AM (gIRsn)



Gnuthin'

Posted by: naturalfake at May 19, 2017 11:24 AM (NyJwR)

386 Trump assailed, stock market goes down hard.

Trump survives one more day, market up.

What can it mean?

Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 11:24 AM (3myMJ)

387 I thought Beckel was at CNN these days.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2017 11:25 AM (gIRsn)

388 Since I've always been late to the recent DOOM threads by our blog master, instead of commenting too late there, I'll just be ignored here instead.

What JJ said/Rush said, mostly. With some twists.

As appalling and outrageous as it is that a special counsel is appointed now, to "investigate" what is almost certainly nothing (and is, at most, something tiny), while the unprecedented, brazen lawlessness of the last 8 years remains untouched, the bigger problem has nothing to do with the whole fauxtoversy.

The limp, and pathetic, performance of Congress - and the passivity of the WH in the face of that - there is the real peril.

The failure to exploit the political momentum of the country's first rebellion election. The CR expiration, and the Dems' jaw-dropping politically insane threat to "shut down" govt. to prevent action on border security - the congressional GOP's acquiescence to that, and even more so Trump's - to anyone who understands the mechanics/politics of how things work/don't work in the Beltway .... very alarming.

Meanwhile, the necessity (not importance, necessity) of prosecuting the crimes of the last 8 years - above all the breath-taking violations of Clinton at State (Espionage Act, Public Records Act, $$$ corruption, obstruction of justice), and more recently the B-movie jaw-dropper of abuse of the intel apparatus for political purposes - hangs over Trump and Sessions.

Dereliction and laziness and mediocrity over years has brought us to where we are. Not prosecuting the mega-scandals would be a ratchet turn far larger than any single one anyone living has witnessed.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 19, 2017 11:25 AM (QDnY+)

389 So, if Pence is president everyone is happy and we can get back to normal, right?

No, you've got it wrong.... Pence is impeached then Ryan, then Hatch, then Tillerson....Voila! Hillary!

Posted by: It's Me donna at May 19, 2017 11:25 AM (O2RFr)

390 I opined long ago that I believed Trump would not run for reelection. I think he will work as hard as he can these next four years but say fuck it and fuck you in 2020.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:26 AM (Dd0xD)

391 Bob Beckel always reminded me of a low-level union boss in a cheap suit.

Does he wear a diamond pinky ring?

Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 11:26 AM (3myMJ)

392 Dwayne Johnson will crush the the Bolsevik.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse


He's going to win. Mostly because celebrity is the new political currency and has been since 2008.

Damned shame that the GOPe doesn't understand that. ...

Then again, Johnson's win in 2020 will be a victory of the Deep State, so I guess hand-jobs all around in the one-party swamp.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 19, 2017 11:26 AM (udajc)

393 Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 11:21 AM (yL25O)

I could buy that. In my case at least, my brain is stuffed with trivia and *none* of it is stored neatly so mis-filed info happens a lot.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 11:27 AM (sEDyY)

394 'Tick...tick...tick...'

Bill Wynn, do you live in Vermont?

I seem to recall a poster at Polipundit that used the exact same post format as this.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 11:27 AM (XsVWn)

395 "Warthog" in action:

tinyurl.com/moadjng

Posted by: Fritz at May 19, 2017 11:27 AM (2Mnv1)

396 Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 19, 2017 11:26 AM (udajc)

What party would the Rock run under? I don't think he would win the GOP primary.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:27 AM (Dd0xD)

397 No, you've got it wrong.... Pence is impeached then Ryan, then Hatch, then Tillerson....Voila! Hillary!

Posted by: It's Me donna at May 19, 2017 11:25 AM (O2RFr)


Then someone (not you) has a very feeble grasp of the Constitution. Then again, the Left regards it as a mere scrap of paper anyway.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 19, 2017 11:28 AM (BWL+E)

398 Bob Beckel

Made an "insensitive" racial remark to an African American employee so out... Not that I would miss him because i don't watch that crap....

Posted by: It's Me donna at May 19, 2017 11:28 AM (O2RFr)

399 What party would the Rock run under? I don't think he would win the GOP primary.
Posted by: Jack Sock


Either or none. He will win.

It's a lock unless he has some weird ass conviction like posting child pr()n on a blog. Like the painting upstairs.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 19, 2017 11:29 AM (udajc)

400 Robert E. Lee statue in New Orleans is being taken down right now. Police snipers have been stationed on a nearby roof. Yes, the SJWs are willing to kill to do this.

Posted by: Fuck Mitch Landrieu at May 19, 2017 11:30 AM (smnj+)

401 379 What's the end game for the Left here?

Trump dies in office: Pence is president.

Trump is impeached and convicted: Pence is president.

Trump resigns: Pence is president.

Trump is assassinated: Pence is president.

So, if Pence is president everyone is happy and we can get back to normal, right?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 19, 2017 11:22 AM (BWL+E)
---------

You're not thinking like a lefty.

* Moeller comes out with indictment of Trump right before 2018 Election.
* Dem's take the House, put Nancy back as Speaker.
* Dem's impeach both Trump and Pence. Why Pence?
Because Russia!
* Rino's in Senate go along with Dem's to impeach.
* Nancy Becomes President and Names Hillary VP.
* Nancy Resign's and Hillary is POTUS.
* Viola! Easy peasy.

Posted by: WisRich at May 19, 2017 11:31 AM (hdpay)

402 'I think that lack of epidemics, which is good and sort of the point, has fed the anti-vax thing.'

It's all coming back, very soon. One of the least-reported aspects of the illegal invasion is the public health risk.

There was a reason European immigrants were carefully examined at ports of entry.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 11:32 AM (XsVWn)

403 Robert E. Lee statue in New Orleans is being taken down right now. Police snipers have been stationed on a nearby roof. Yes, the SJWs are willing to kill to do this.

Posted by: Fuck Mitch Landrieu at May 19, 2017 11:30 AM (smnj+)

Add New Orleans PD to the pig club now.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:33 AM (Jcg9Q)

404 Will Juan Williams be the permanent liberal on Five of Nine?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 11:34 AM (IqV8l)

405 Rino's in Senate go along with Dem's to impeach.
* Nancy Becomes President and Names Hillary VP.
* Nancy Resign's and Hillary is POTUS.
* Viola! Easy peasy.

Well according to the Presidential succession they would have to go through all 15 Cabinet officials first....

Posted by: It's Me donna at May 19, 2017 11:34 AM (O2RFr)

406 Well according to the Presidential succession they would have to go through all 15 Cabinet officials first....
Posted by: It's Me donna at May 19, 2017 11:34 AM (O2RFr)

I'm pretty sure my civics class taught me that Speaker is second in line, right behind VP.

Posted by: WisRich at May 19, 2017 11:35 AM (hdpay)

407 391 Bob Beckel always reminded me of a low-level union boss in a cheap suit.

Does he wear a diamond pinky ring?
Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 11:26 AM (3myMJ)
===

I'll tell you what though. I bet his suit wasn't as cheap and bad fitting as mine!

Posted by: John My Dad Was a Mailman Kasich at May 19, 2017 11:36 AM (BDZWU)

408 Can't Trump nominate Lindsey Graham as ambassador to Outer Mongolia?

Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 11:36 AM (XsVWn)

409 Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 11:32 AM (XsVWn)

Agreed. I am, perhaps, more aware of plague than many n the US because it is a problem in Colorado (though isolated cases usually, nothing like epidemics) so I notice when it gets mentioned. India and China *still* have plague epidemics that brutalize a region before being gotten under control, but most Americans don't even know plague still exists in the rest of the world. And that's just one example of what is out there.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 11:36 AM (sEDyY)

410 "Problem is, that environment is dangerous enough that faster, more advanced aircraft are still going to suffer loss rates far above the norm for other types of air combat. Which means the AF brass won't want to risk their shiny, new, and expensive, F35 AT ALL.

And the CAS mission dies on the vine."

Oh no, of course not. The big idea is for F-35's to do air-to-mud from a safe 35,000 ft using JDAMs and other priced PGMs. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Jaws at May 19, 2017 11:36 AM (oOw3I)

411 Posted by: It's Me donna at May 19, 2017 11:34 AM (O2RFr)

Speaker of the House is 2nd in line.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:36 AM (Dd0xD)

412 Really can't stand The Five.

It's enough to make me miss O'Reilly.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 11:37 AM (XsVWn)

413 399 What party would the Rock run under? I don't think he would win the GOP primary.
Posted by: Jack Sock

Either or none. He will win.

It's a lock unless he has some weird ass conviction like posting child pr()n on a blog. Like the painting upstairs.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 19, 2017 11:29 AM (udajc)

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

I doubt that he'd mount a primary challenge against Trump. Primaries against sitting president almost never go anywhere, but celebrity, so who knows?

If he were to go Democratic, it'd be interesting. He's minority, but very masculine. He's very pro-American, and I doubt that he'd toe much of the progressive line.

Would his celebrity drown out everyone else like Trump did in his primary, or was it Trump's particular brand of brashness mixed with his celebrity that did it? I don't know.

I don't see an independent run working out very well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:37 AM (elLTo)

414 403 Robert E. Lee statue in New Orleans is being taken down right now. Police snipers have been stationed on a nearby roof. Yes, the SJWs are willing to kill to do this.

Posted by: Fuck Mitch Landrieu at May 19, 2017 11:30 AM (smnj+)

Add New Orleans PD to the pig club now.
Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:33 AM (Jcg9Q)

Gooood. Join the dark side. We have cookies. And freedom.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 11:37 AM (0mRoj)

415 Lieberman is a terrible idea in my opinion.

Heaven forbid the Republican Senate and Republican President appoint a Republican FBI Director.

Posted by: Maritime at May 19, 2017 11:38 AM (Pa8uy)

416 OT, to make everyone feel a bit better about their lives:

I'm in the most bizarre situation at my part time job. I was friends with my male supervisor and his lover who works in my department. The lover and I had a falling out last fall, and I distanced myself from him, but the supervisor and I have continued our friendship.

In a moment of abject stupidity yesterday, I tried to see if the situation could be rectified with the lover. The conversation went very badly, and ended with the lover telling me in a very aggressive manner than I am not allowed to spend any time with the supervisor outside of work. I felt extremely threatened. This is someone who knows where I live, knows my vehicle and, in the kind of work we do, could easily injure me. I've been told to go to HR, but I feel that will have a negative impact on me. I am probably going to tell my friend the supervisor what happened, and explain that I feel his lover is emotionally unstable. Since I know he won't hide the fact that the supervisor spends time with me occasionally (twice in seven months) that I feel that is putting me at personal risk.

Sigh.

See? Life isn't so bad, is it?

Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:38 AM (BPeNq)

417 Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 11:36 AM (XsVWn)

That's mean. To the Mongolians. They like the US because we kept them from starving after they told the USSR to pound sand.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 11:38 AM (sEDyY)

418 'plague still exists in the rest of the world'

Pockets of Yersinia pestis still linger in this country.

And as far as bacterial pathogens like that go, this time around we'll have virtually no effective antibiotics.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 11:38 AM (XsVWn)

419 Vaccines are a turning point in human history.

I need to sit down with Mom and have her relate again for the record what it was like when my eldest brother got polio, how their polio insurance ('til it ran out) made a difference in treatment, about his hanging out with other kids who were in iron lungs, and how he got past it. He lived, until cancer and med malpractice got him last year.

My folks were especially relieved when the vaccine came along.

Posted by: mindful webworker - in the smallpox vac scar on the arm club at May 19, 2017 11:39 AM (3oX+R)

420 'That's mean. '

Yeah, you're right. Nothing against Mongolia. Ulan Bator is actually one of the fastest growing cities in Eurasia.

Maybe we can send Lindsey to Yemen.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 11:40 AM (XsVWn)

421 Beckel out at Fox again? Anyone hear what happened? Heard he made a "racially insensitive" remark. He's always been a loose cannon.
Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 19, 2017 11:20 AM (zRZaJ)
Cannot stand the guy.
Posted by: BignJames at May 19, 2017 11:24 AM (x9c8r)

Yup....Bob was the inspiration for the "Flounder" character in "Animal House".

Fat, drunk and a liberal is no way to go thru life Bob.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 19, 2017 11:40 AM (5VlCp)

422 403
Robert E. Lee statue in New Orleans is being taken down right now.
Police snipers have been stationed on a nearby roof. Yes, the SJWs are
willing to kill to do this.



Posted by: Fuck Mitch Landrieu at May 19, 2017 11:30 AM (smnj+)



Add New Orleans PD to the pig club now.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:33 AM (Jcg9Q)
Why? Because they are there to try to protect people? People that may not agree with the actions being taken?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2017 11:40 AM (jxbfJ)

423 So "The Rock" is a Republican, right?

I remember in like the early 2000s when he was a minor celebrity he got heat for going to a GOP Convention and he said he agreed with the conservative philosophy.

Don't know if he's changed?

I'll say this, I'm not a fan of his work, most of his movies are shit, but he's an incredibly likable actor.

Posted by: Maritime at May 19, 2017 11:40 AM (Pa8uy)

424 Ask not what party the Rock would run under.
Ask, rather, what party has run under a rock.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 19, 2017 11:41 AM (H5rtT)

425 415 Lieberman is a terrible idea in my opinion.

Heaven forbid the Republican Senate and Republican President appoint a Republican FBI Director.
Posted by: Maritime at May 19, 2017 11:38 AM (Pa8uy)

I won't give up on Trump if Lieberman is the choice but man will that be a huge disappointment.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:41 AM (Dd0xD)

426 Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:38 AM (BPeNq)

Let me see if I'm following. You're a chick. The supervisor is gay. His gay lover is your coworker. The gay coworker wants you to say away from the gay supervisor or he'll scratch your eyes out. What the actual fuck?

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 11:43 AM (0mRoj)

427 Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:38 AM (BPeNq)

By lover you mean boy toy?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:43 AM (Dd0xD)

428 I won't give up on Trump if Lieberman is the choice but man will that be a huge disappointment.
Posted by: Jack Sock

______

Trump officially said he's a finalist, I'm hoping this is a "Mitt Romney" type stunt to just look like he's open minded.

The idea of putting McCain and Kristol's best buddy into a position that could destroy the Trump Presidency makes me shudder.

Posted by: Maritime at May 19, 2017 11:44 AM (Pa8uy)

429 Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:33 AM (Jcg9Q)
Why? Because they are there to try to protect people? People that may not agree with the actions being taken?


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2017 11:40 AM (jxbfJ)

Protecting the fascists. Do you think the cops would be there if someone was trying to protect the statue?

Anybody who would challenge and try to stop these scum would be shot.

You're ok with that?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:44 AM (Jcg9Q)

430 324




Can you spot the Politically Incorrect issues in the painting?



Don't let the SJW's get a hold of it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2017 11:03 AM (fceHP)

***
The doctor is depicted as a man - that's problematic because it is sexist.
The boy is depicted as identifying as male, straight and is white - that is problematic because it is raaaaaaacist, homophobic and anti transgender ( a trifecta!)
And finally, the biggest problem is that the visit is not being paid for by universal health insurance - an obvious violation of this child's rights.

Posted by: Publius Redux at May 19, 2017 11:44 AM (Fb9aZ)

431 The national GOP has avoided politics for years. That's their "strategy". Mouth the right platitudes to lazy/uninformed constituents in mostly gerrymandered districts. Avoid almost all serious or partisan agitation directly against the Dems. Do literally nothing once handed power.

Recall that - in two consecutive mid-terms, the first of which was part of the greatest partisan power shift in our history (a true wave) - the Beltway GOP was, literally, dragged cursing and spitting into actually adopting some sort of substantive platform on the actual issues that drove the political angst/anger/panic of their part of the electorate. Those two instances were almost implausibly stark illustrations of what I'm talking about.

The CR "process" is the concrete expression of the GOP's strategy of avoiding politics at all costs. Of course this relieves the Dems, who are not shy about using the most degraded, damaging sort of demagoguery (with their media arm embracing/expanding it), of politics as well.

To illustrate. How many of the vulnerable Dems Senators from Trump states who are up this cycle had to sweat a "shut down" drama centered on the Dems' opposition to the wildly overwhelmingly popular issue of border security?

Oh, right. None. Because the congressional GOP wanted to avoid it, and the WH - incredibly - just mumbled and went along with it.

Trump got where he was through the best sort of politics - articulating yuuge unaddressed problems and promising action. He'd better rediscover politics, and quick.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 19, 2017 11:44 AM (QDnY+)

432 Posted by: mindful webworker - in the smallpox vac scar on the arm club at May 19, 2017 11:39 AM (3oX+R)

You definitely should. Younger parents need to know what it was like to face losing your children like that. My F-i-l was in an iron lung at three from polio. You can bet we made sure the kids got vaccinated.

I was wondering recently if part of the baby boom wasn't just "the returning military" as is commonly same d, but also that the children born from that *survived* in numbers never seen before because of the introduction of vaccines.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 11:45 AM (sEDyY)

433

Illegal aliens in San Francisco have reportedly begun abstaining from food stamps in the belief it will help them avoid being detecting by the Trump administration.
In fact, so many residents have turned against food stamps that “the city is concerned.”

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 11:46 AM (IqV8l)

434 Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:38 AM (BPeNq)

dysfunction is contagious....

Sadly, there is no inoculation for it, you must just quartantine it.... and often treat it like a cancer and cut it from your life.

Posted by: Don Q. at May 19, 2017 11:46 AM (NgKpN)

435 Posit:

The activist left is convinced that Trump has done something impeachable. The leadership of the Democratic Party has egged this on.

When nothing comes of the investigation to impeach the president ("oh, but if you look at this interaction through a prism, you can see Trump and Putin making out!"), will the activist left be more or less willing to volunteer for sitting Democratic politicians?

Could this backfire so badly that the almost inevitable primary campaigns against red state Democratic senators get even more likely? Could those fights become even more bitter? ("You let Trump get away with murder!")

Food for thought.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:46 AM (elLTo)

436 So the media is all breathless with the story that Comey tried to hide in the curtains at a meeting to avoid Trump. This is coming from Comeys "friend" that released the contents of the memo... Makes Trump sound like a stalker... I guess this is where the booger on the curtains meme came from here...

Posted by: It's Me donna at May 19, 2017 11:46 AM (O2RFr)

437
#426

Time has passed us by. It is a Brave New World out there.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 19, 2017 11:46 AM (jQxab)

438 Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:38 AM (BPeNq)
Let me see if I'm following. You're a chick. The supervisor is gay. His gay lover is your coworker. The gay coworker wants you to say away from the gay supervisor or he'll scratch your eyes out. What the actual fuck?
Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 11:43 AM (0mRoj)

Yup....get as far away from these people as you can. I try to avoid all homos whenever possible as they are a plague on happiness and well being with drama coming out of their ear holes, especially in today's toxic environment where they are just looking for an excuse to call in the Gaystapo.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 19, 2017 11:47 AM (5VlCp)

439 Let me see if I'm following. You're a chick. The supervisor is gay. His gay lover is your coworker. The gay coworker wants you to say away from the gay supervisor or he'll scratch your eyes out. What the actual fuck?

Yes. Anecdotally, the gay lover probably suffers from Histrionic Personality disorder
---
By lover you mean boy toy?

Um... supervisor is very well off financially, and lover is ten years younger...but.... imho, the pot belly and dental issues make boy toy a hard sell


Also.. I found out that the lover has sexually harassed another male co-worker who had to threaten him with violence to get him to back off.

However, no one will go to HR since the place is closing in September, AND the supervisor is a super guy.

Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:47 AM (BPeNq)

440 433

Illegal aliens in San Francisco have reportedly begun abstaining from food stamps in the belief it will help them avoid being detecting by the Trump administration.
In fact, so many residents have turned against food stamps that "the city is concerned."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 11:46 AM (IqV8l)

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

Heh.

Is Sacramento already trying to figure out where to spend any saved money?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:47 AM (elLTo)

441 436 So the media is all breathless with the story that Comey tried to hide in the curtains at a meeting to avoid Trump. This is coming from Comeys "friend" that released the contents of the memo... Makes Trump sound like a stalker... I guess this is where the booger on the curtains meme came from here...
Posted by: It's Me donna at May 19, 2017 11:46 AM (O2RFr)

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

Comey's so brave.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:48 AM (elLTo)

442 429
Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:33 AM (Jcg9Q)

Why? Because they are there to try to protect people? People that may not agree with the actions being taken?





Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2017 11:40 AM (jxbfJ)



Protecting the fascists. Do you think the cops would be there if someone was trying to protect the statue?



Anybody who would challenge and try to stop these scum would be shot.



You're ok with that?





Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:44 AM (Jcg9Q)

Unless I woke up in a society ruled by Animal Farm rules where all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others -- Yes I am. Here is why:
First, let me state that I totally disagree with the destruction and removal of the Civil War statues.

But, that does not mean these people are not entitled to the same protections that you and I are. So just because you disagree with someone, even if they are behaving within the boundaries of the law, they are not allowed to be protected by LEO? Seriously?
The removal of these statues needs to be fought. But fought in City Hall, the State House, Court House and the ballot box.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2017 11:49 AM (jxbfJ)

443 Come on now, the New Orleans PD cemented their place in the pantheon of public service with those videos of them looting a Wal-Mart during Katrina.

Their place of honor is secure.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 19, 2017 11:49 AM (QDnY+)

444 Mom had polio. She made sure we had all our vax. I remember the horrible stories my grandma told me about epidemics.

Posted by: Infidel at May 19, 2017 11:49 AM (ie8tB)

445 Yup....get as far away from these people as you can. I try to avoid all homos whenever possible as they are a plague on happiness and well being with drama coming out of their ear holes, especially in today's toxic environment where they are just looking for an excuse to call in the Gaystapo.
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Yeah, "run away" is what I've done for seven months, and I'm going to have to break off the relationship with the supervisor, who I like.

However, he's an enabler and tolerates the bad behavior of his lover.

Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:50 AM (BPeNq)

446 Clock boy's lawsuit against the TX school district and the City of Irving, TX, has been dismissed by a federal judge, who said Clock boy did not allege any facts that show he was the victim of any racial or religious discrimination.

Clock boy has until June 1 to re-file. No doubt he will correct his mistakes, and allege all sorts of discriminatory bullshit in his next try.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4522560/Federal-judge-dismisses-clock-boy-lawsuit.html

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 19, 2017 11:50 AM (riF5p)

447 I'm disgusted the Republican Congress has not gone after food stamp abuse in general.

The statistics I've seen thrown around are like 1 in 5 Americans are on that program.

Seems like just about every fast food restaurant says "We Accept EBT!"

Its ridiculous. There needs to be something like welfare reform from the 90's where this is a temporary assistance.

Bring back the soup kitchens, if people can't buy their own food, I want it to be inconvenient and humiliating.

Posted by: Maritime at May 19, 2017 11:50 AM (Pa8uy)

448 Illegal aliens in San Francisco have reportedly begun abstaining from food stamps in the belief it will help them avoid being detecting by the Trump administration.
In fact, so many residents have turned against food stamps that "the city is concerned."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 11:46 AM (IqV8l)

...

I bet Mexico is concerned too. Is less money being sent back home as a result?

Posted by: TexasDan at May 19, 2017 11:50 AM (yL25O)

449 There was a reason European immigrants were carefully examined at ports of entry.


Well then get my name right. It's Andolini. I'm *from* Corleone.

Posted by: Vito Bandersnatch at May 19, 2017 11:51 AM (gIRsn)

450 446 Clock boy's lawsuit against the TX school district and the City of Irving, TX, has been dismissed by a federal judge, who said Clock boy did not allege any facts that show he was the victim of any racial or religious discrimination.

Clock boy has until June 1 to re-file. No doubt he will correct his mistakes, and allege all sorts of discriminatory bullshit in his next try.


Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 19, 2017 11:50 AM (riF5p)

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He'll put the old suit in a new case and re-submit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:51 AM (elLTo)

451 However, no one will go to HR since the place is closing in September, AND the supervisor is a super guy.
Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:47 AM (BPeNq)

Actually... its the BEST time to file an HR complaint... because if they don't do anything? Lawsuit city...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 19, 2017 11:52 AM (NgKpN)

452 447 I'm disgusted the Republican Congress has not gone after food stamp abuse in general.

The statistics I've seen thrown around are like 1 in 5 Americans are on that program.

Seems like just about every fast food restaurant says "We Accept EBT!"

Its ridiculous. There needs to be something like welfare reform from the 90's where this is a temporary assistance.

Bring back the soup kitchens, if people can't buy their own food, I want it to be inconvenient and humiliating.
Posted by: Maritime at May 19, 2017 11:50 AM (Pa8uy)

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Make food stamps eligible for use with just lintels and potatoes. Make someone prove that they don't have clean tap water in order to buy any drinks, and then it's plain gallons of water.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:52 AM (elLTo)

453 Has this been mentioned?

Fed Judge dismisses clockboy's lawsuit against the school and city of Irvine, Texas stating that there was no "racial or religious" discrimination.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 19, 2017 11:52 AM (d76uN)

454 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2017 11:49 AM (jxbfJ)

We are living in Animal Farm, and the fascists/brownshirts/Bolsheviks are more equal than us.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 11:52 AM (0mRoj)

455 WE demand that Trump be impeached and Presdent Obama or Hilllary Clinto be our Pressdent. Looks like we be no better the Russia and Puutin !!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 19, 2017 11:53 AM (WmgTn)

456 MidwayUSA's running another 33% off sale on Glock mags. One day only.

You can never have too many hi-cap's.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 19, 2017 11:53 AM (OzBAs)

457 dysfunction is contagious....


Sadly, there is no inoculation for it, you must just quartantine it.... and often treat it like a cancer and cut it from your life.
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Agree 100%


Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:54 AM (BPeNq)

458 455 WE demand that Trump be impeached and Presdent Obama or Hilllary Clinto be our Pressdent. Looks like we be no better the Russia and Puutin !!!!!!!
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 19, 2017 11:53 AM (WmgTn)

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"After the election, I'll be more flexible."
-BHO to some random dude.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:54 AM (elLTo)

459 Lintels and potatoes?
Don't stand in the doorway!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 19, 2017 11:54 AM (H5rtT)

460 But, that does not mean these people are not entitled to the same protections that you and I are. So just because you disagree with someone, even if they are behaving within the boundaries of the law, they are not allowed to be protected by LEO? Seriously?
The removal of these statues needs to be fought. But fought in City Hall, the State House, Court House and the ballot box.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2017 11:49 AM (jxbfJ)

Oh, ok, so these people can just show up and tear down whatever they want, and they're operating within the boundaries of the law?? Are you fucking serious??

And I say again.....if people had shown up to PROTECT the statue, would there be snipers on the roof to protect them???

You really think this stuff can be stopped at the ballot box in these blue cities and states?

These are our enemies. More and more cops are proving to be our enemies. Wake the fuck up already.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:54 AM (Jcg9Q)

461 Yeah, "run away" is what I've done for seven months, and I'm going to have to break off the relationship with the supervisor, who I like.
However, he's an enabler and tolerates the bad behavior of his lover.
Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:50 AM (BPeNq)

Yup....be nice, be polite but get away and cut off all contact even if he is a friend.

If he, your friend, chose wonder boy as a "lover" he is not only a sodomite but he has bad taste and no self esteem.

Don't look back.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 19, 2017 11:54 AM (5VlCp)

462
The removal of these statues needs to be fought. But fought in City Hall, the State House, Court House and the ballot box.

Stern letter to follow.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 11:54 AM (IqV8l)

463 Unless I woke up in a society ruled by Animal Farm rules where all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others --

Man ... do I have some really bad news for you ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 19, 2017 11:55 AM (yOf1t)

464 I like to carefully scrutinize all those medical certificates too. I think my gastroenterologist has a dog obedience certificate just to see if anyone notices (gastros tend to have a very juvenile, Moron-level sense of humor). I count up the number of caeduceus (stick, two wings, two snakes) vs. staff of Asclepius (stick with one snake wound around it, no wings). The latter is the actual symbol of medicine, since ol' Asclepius said he could cure snakebite. The caeduceus is the symbol of Mercury, and as I cheerfully point out, the god of liars and thieves.

I am then diagnosed as being a niggling pedant.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at May 19, 2017 11:55 AM (KaVj+)

465 461 Yeah, "run away" is what I've done for seven months, and I'm going to have to break off the relationship with the supervisor, who I like.
However, he's an enabler and tolerates the bad behavior of his lover.
Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:50 AM (BPeNq)

Yup....be nice, be polite but get away and cut off all contact even if he is a friend.

If he, your friend, chose wonder boy as a "lover" he is not only a sodomite but he has bad taste and no self esteem.

Don't look back.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 19, 2017 11:54 AM (5VlCp)

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You could always leave a flaming bag of dog poop on the lover's door.

If you're trying to be an adult, that is.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:55 AM (elLTo)

466 Lintels and potatoes?
Don't stand in the doorway!
Posted by: Stringer Davis


Meh. Just use some lamb's blood.

Posted by: Moses at May 19, 2017 11:55 AM (udajc)

467 Polliwog #432: I was wondering recently if part of the baby boom wasn't just "the returning military" as is commonly same d [?], but also that the children born from that *survived* in numbers never seen before because of the introduction of vaccines.

Interesting thought! There was also great change in sanitation, food supply, general health care especially of infants. But vaccines especially.

And penicillin. Mom's older brother, when they were teens, dove into a pond and got a stick through the eye. Died a few days later of untreatable infection. That would be around 1932.

"Penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming. People began using it to treat infections in 1942." -Wikipedia FWIW

Posted by: mindful webworker - getting older every second at May 19, 2017 11:56 AM (3oX+R)

468 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2017 11:49 AM (jxbfJ)

You totally missed his point. You don't need snipers to pick off people who may try to stop the removal of the statue. It's not done when envirofacists try to stop a construction crew or Anarchists march on businesses.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 11:56 AM (Dd0xD)

469 The removal of these statues needs to be fought. But fought in City Hall, the State House, Court House and the ballot box.

Stern letter to follow.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2017 11:54 AM (IqV8l)

And hashtag campaign. That'll get 'em!!!

Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 11:57 AM (Jcg9Q)

470

I gotta say. I almost feel bad for Weiner. What a fall from grace. Some one will make a play out of this. I think he is in danger of killing himself

Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2017 11:57 AM (tWydE)

471 Oh ... Hi peeps !!!

This working all day at work shit sucks balls.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 19, 2017 11:57 AM (yOf1t)

472 >>I'll say this, I'm not a fan of his work, most of his movies are shit, but he's an incredibly likable actor.


He's a very likable person. If he did run he would be hard to beat.
Regardless of past affiliations with the GOP, I'm sure he would be reliably Left given he is such a creature of Hollywood (and RINO'ish like Arnold if he bothered to run as GOP candidate).

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2017 11:58 AM (NOIQH)

473 *sticks head in*


Whew, funky! Smells like burnt wiring and armpits...


*runs away*

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 19, 2017 11:58 AM (jjaLl)

474 "There needs to be something like welfare reform from the 90's where this is a temporary assistance."

What's now able to be clearly seen in retrospect is that the 1990s Clintonian "welfare reform" was a Potemkin village.

Welfare rolls briefly went down. But at the same time, there was an explosion in applications for long-term disability benefit. And the vast majority of those applications were approved, because the Clinton admin had changed the guidelines used by the administrative-law judges who hear those cases.

Then a few years later on, the welfare rolls exploded again. Without any of the flood of people who'd gone on disability coming back off of disability. The public fisc is shouldering more social-relief expenditure than ever before, despite the purported "reforms".

So we got that going for us, which is nice.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2017 11:59 AM (ujwCG)

475

My mothers older brother got strep

Turned into scarlet fever

Had to go to the "sick house"

Burned all his stuff

Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2017 11:59 AM (tWydE)

476 Animal Farm
Brave New World

I'm thinking more The Godfather

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 19, 2017 11:59 AM (Nwg0u)

477 476 Animal Farm
Brave New World

I'm thinking more The Godfather

I prefer Animal House...

Posted by: It's Me donna at May 19, 2017 11:59 AM (O2RFr)

478 476 Animal Farm
Brave New World

I'm thinking more The Godfather
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 19, 2017 11:59 AM (Nwg0u)

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Pippi Longstockings?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:59 AM (elLTo)

479 Before his fall, Weiner was a funny, engaging guy. Made lots of self-deprecating dick jokes.

He could have been mayor of NYC.

By being the butt of scandal jokes during the last election, he stole attention away from the early favorite, Colleen Quinn, which is how we got DeBlasio

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 19, 2017 12:00 PM (+7/1f)

480 I think he is in danger of killing himself

-
Carlos Dangertohimself.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 19, 2017 12:01 PM (Nwg0u)

481 Oh, don't get me started on food stamps...
I have an ex that was getting over $500 monthly. So much left over she was selling the remainder for cocaine.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 19, 2017 12:01 PM (rNxNN)

482 479 Before his fall, Weiner was a funny, engaging guy. Made lots of self-deprecating dick jokes.

He could have been mayor of NYC.


Dude tapped Kirsten Powers ... you gotta' give him that.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 19, 2017 12:01 PM (yOf1t)

483 I think he is in carlos danger of killing himself

Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2017 11:57 AM (tWydE)




Posted by: Grinning Idiot Who Thinks He's Clever at May 19, 2017 12:02 PM (jjaLl)

484 479 Before his fall, Weiner was a funny, engaging guy. Made lots of self-deprecating dick jokes.

He could have been mayor of NYC.

By being the butt of scandal jokes during the last election, he stole attention away from the early favorite, Colleen Quinn, which is how we got DeBlasio
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 19, 2017 12:00 PM (+7/1f)

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He was also a nasty partisan who wasn't afraid to go very low when attacking political opponents.

It's hard to mind that when it's effective from a guy on your side, but I'd rather have the other side's guys like that out of the game.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 12:02 PM (elLTo)

485 NOTHING about the way this has been done has been legal, ethicsl, or transparent, including the instance in which Landrieu sent masked goons to tear the Battle of Liberty Place monument down at 3 am.

The park in which the PGT Beauregard monument stood tried to assert its property rights to that statue. PGT didn't belong to the city. Landrieu steamrolled in and ripped it out anyway.

The Louisiana Legislature is attempting to pass a bill to protect these monuments and the City of New Orleans is conducting this blitzkrieg of destruction before they can do so.

Posted by: Fuck Mitch Landrieu at May 19, 2017 12:02 PM (smnj+)

486 I don't get all that worked up about statues or renaming shit. I think it's silly, but whatevs. The City Council voted to remove the stuff in NO. If you disagree, write your Councilman or whatevs. If you don't live there, who cares?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 12:03 PM (DNeh8)

487 Lentil was a horrible movie.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 19, 2017 12:03 PM (vtcmf)

488 478 476 Animal Farm
Brave New World

I'm thinking more The Godfather
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 19, 2017 11:59 AM (Nwg0u)

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Pippi Longstockings?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:59 AM (elLTo)

Yeah..... but I'm feeling more like 'Second Hand Lions'.... just instead of a kid, I'm taking care of an 88 year old Mom (who, is often like a Kid)...

And don't have a brother here to help....

Posted by: Don Q. at May 19, 2017 12:03 PM (NgKpN)

489 Posted by: mindful webworker - getting older every second at May 19, 2017 11:56 AM (3oX+R)

Yes antibiotics at the same time almost certainly had a huge effect. Scarlet fever that had killed and handicapped so many is now unknown because we treat strep before it gets that far.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 19, 2017 12:03 PM (sEDyY)

490 Before his fall, Weiner was a funny, engaging guy. Made lots of self-deprecating dick jokes.

He could have been mayor of NYC.

Dude tapped Kirsten Powers ... you gotta' give him that.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 19, 2017 12:01 PM (yOf1t)

She, or some other hot chick, once said that Weiner had been the only man to ever dump them. It seemed to have shocked them at the time. Found that mildly amusing.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 12:03 PM (Jcg9Q)

491 "The big idea is for F-35's to do air-to-mud from a safe 35,000 ft using
JDAMs and other priced PGMs. What could possibly go wrong?"

The grunts clearly prefer the A-10 to just about anything else for CAS, but if they can't get an A-10 assigned, they want something that holds enough gas to be able to loiter for a good long time.

The pudgy draggy short-legged Faceplant isn't going to be able to do that. Not unless every F-35 loitering CAS mission has a nearby tanker orbit.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2017 12:03 PM (ujwCG)

492 1 Yeah, "run away" is what I've done for seven months, and I'm going to have to break off the relationship with the supervisor, who I like.
However, he's an enabler and tolerates the bad behavior of his lover.
Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 11:50 AM (BPeNq)


Yup....be nice, be polite but get away and cut off all contact even if he is a friend.


If he, your friend, chose wonder boy as a "lover" he is not only a sodomite but he has bad taste and no self esteem.


Don't look back.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 19, 2017 11:54 AM (5VlCp)


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You could always leave a flaming bag of dog poop on the lover's door.


If you're trying to be an adult, that is.
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Yes, the supervisor has issues of his own, and the only reason that his lover is still employed is that people in my department will not report him.

As for the flaming dog poop... LOL.

The lover has turned miserable and hateful, and I don't even want to be around that.

Posted by: shibumi at May 19, 2017 12:03 PM (BPeNq)

493 Not sure if this went through or not. Dr says he doesn't think Rev has just Vertigo. We are on our way to a brain scan. Please pray. I'm a wreck. Thanks.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 19, 2017 12:04 PM (lwiT4)

494 Stringer Davis #459:
Lintels and potatoes?
Don't stand in the doorway!


That was weak... but much better than any acknowledgement of the tpyo that I had come up with.

*tips Stetson*

"I'd like to buy a different vowel...!"

Posted by: mindful webworker - getting older every second at May 19, 2017 12:04 PM (3oX+R)

495 408 Can't Trump nominate Lindsey Graham as ambassador to Outer Mongolia?
Posted by: phineas gage at May 19, 2017 11:36 AM (XsVWn)


What have the Outer Mongolians ever done to us?

Posted by: rickl at May 19, 2017 12:05 PM (xjiRE)

496 He'll put the old suit in a new case and re-submit.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:51 AM (elLTo)

ISWYDT

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 12:05 PM (0mRoj)

497 I gotta say. I almost feel bad for Weiner. What a fall from grace. Some one will make a play out of this. I think he is in danger of killing himself

Have you seen the documentary "Weiner"? It's fascinating in a makes you skin crawl way.

It's about his run for mayor. He's already been run out of Congress for a sexting scandal, but the NY libs still love him. I think there's an intervening sext scandal, but he's made all of the promises that he's put that behavior behind him.

Huma, poor Huma, stands by her man. Weiner allows the documentary filmmakers to pretty much embed in the campaign and home life. He's making up ground in the polls, he has a legit shot of being Mayor of NYC.

Then he does it again and gets caught again. His hard core volunteers are shattered. Huma has a look of utter devastation.

Even the filmmakers ask him, "if you knew this was going on why did you let us film it?"

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 19, 2017 12:06 PM (gIRsn)

498 OK, catching up. Beckel is a racist, a random gay person is emotionally unstable, Joe Lieberman sucks but is probably more trustworthy than the GOPe, Weiner is being a weenie again, the Left is doing it's favorite thing, acting like commie agitators and removing symbols it doesn't like.

Welp, biz as usual, humdrum stuff.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 12:06 PM (3myMJ)

499 Prayers for a good outcome, grammie.

Posted by: Infidel at May 19, 2017 12:06 PM (ie8tB)

500 I don't get all that worked up about statues or renaming shit. I think it's silly, but whatevs. The City Council voted to remove the stuff in NO. If you disagree, write your Councilman or whatevs. If you don't live there, who cares?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 12:03 PM (DNeh

Because you have to stop this shit in it's tracks before it gets out of control. It's already out of control and is spreading like a virus.

Remember, this ball really started rolling in South Carolina with Nikki (Jeb Bush with tits) Haley and the Confederate flag bullshit.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 12:06 PM (Jcg9Q)

501 454
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2017 11:49 AM (jxbfJ)



We are living in Animal Farm, and the fascists/brownshirts/Bolsheviks are more equal than us.

Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 11:52 AM (0mRoj)

But we should turn on the cops for this?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2017 12:06 PM (jxbfJ)

502 496 He'll put the old suit in a new case and re-submit.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:51 AM (elLTo)

ISWYDT
Posted by: Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 19, 2017 12:05 PM (0mRoj)

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At least SOMEONE did.

I thought it was hilarious.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 12:06 PM (elLTo)

503 PS if you can see the sniper, he's not really there to snipe if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 12:07 PM (DNeh8)

504 lizabth, I am sorry for you.

Posted by: Linda Roberts at May 19, 2017 12:07 PM (PIMf2)

505 Oh, and Rockwell started that kid young.

Wifebeater shirt.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 12:07 PM (3myMJ)

506 413 399 What party would the Rock run under? I don't think he would win the GOP primary.
Posted by: Jack Sock

Either or none. He will win.

It's a lock unless he has some weird ass conviction like posting child pr()n on a blog. Like the painting upstairs.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 19, 2017 11:29 AM (udajc)

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I doubt that he'd mount a primary challenge against Trump. Primaries against sitting president almost never go anywhere, but celebrity, so who knows?

If he were to go Democratic, it'd be interesting. He's minority, but very masculine. He's very pro-American, and I doubt that he'd toe much of the progressive line.

Would his celebrity drown out everyone else like Trump did in his primary, or was it Trump's particular brand of brashness mixed with his celebrity that did it? I don't know.

I don't see an independent run working out very well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 11:37 AM (elLTo)


Rock would absolutely run as a Dem.

Pretty sure he's all in on LGBT issues.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 19, 2017 12:07 PM (y5sPI)

507 Please pray. I'm a wreck. Thanks.

On the way.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 19, 2017 12:07 PM (vtcmf)

508 The Louisiana Legislature is attempting to pass a bill to protect these monuments and the City of New Orleans is conducting this blitzkrieg of destruction before they can do so.
Posted by: Fuck Mitch Landrieu at May 19, 2017 12:02 PM (smnj+)


It never ceases to amaze me when all these Concerned Conservatives so confidently tell me that ... when the chips are down ... law enforcement can be counted on to defend the Constitution.

They'll do as their told - to whomever they're told to do it to - as long as they keep drawing a check.

Let's buy 'em some crew served weapons and MRAPs.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 19, 2017 12:07 PM (yOf1t)

509 Posted by: Fuck Mitch Landrieu at May 19, 2017 12:02 PM (smnj+)

But the Banana guy says it's no big deal and calm down.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 12:08 PM (Dd0xD)

510 506
Rock would absolutely run as a Dem.

Pretty sure he's all in on LGBT issues.
Posted by: Hikaru at May 19, 2017 12:07 PM (y5sPI)

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But how down is he with hating the military, spreading the wealth, and punishing Americans with bad think?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 12:08 PM (elLTo)

511 485
NOTHING about the way this has been done has been legal, ethicsl, or
transparent, including the instance in which Landrieu sent masked goons
to tear the Battle of Liberty Place monument down at 3 am.



The park in which the PGT Beauregard monument stood tried to assert
its property rights to that statue. PGT didn't belong to the city.
Landrieu steamrolled in and ripped it out anyway.



The Louisiana Legislature is attempting to pass a bill to protect
these monuments and the City of New Orleans is conducting this
blitzkrieg of destruction before they can do so.

Posted by: Fuck Mitch Landrieu at May 19, 2017 12:02 PM (smnj+)

And looking on the bright side of this: If they are removing all signs of the Civil War, then slavery never happened right?
(Note the sarcasm above.)

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2017 12:09 PM (jxbfJ)

512 I'm gonna go pig out at a Chinese buffet. Back shortly.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 12:09 PM (Jcg9Q)

513 Hmm, trying to remember some other country who destroyed their past history. . . . .

Posted by: Infidel at May 19, 2017 12:09 PM (ie8tB)

514 503 PS if you can see the sniper, he's not really there to snipe if you know what I mean.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 12:07 PM (DNeh

Yeah SWAT changes their job description once they are seen.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 12:10 PM (Dd0xD)

515 512 I'm gonna go pig out at a Chinese buffet. Back shortly.
Posted by: Country Boy at May 19, 2017 12:09 PM (Jcg9Q)

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That doesn't seem good for the GAINZ...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 12:10 PM (elLTo)

516 * KLAXON SOUNDS *

This thread is officially superseded.

Git along, little dawgies!


I think an earlier comment of mine maybe didn't get posted:

God bless German shep Jakob with peace - and his humans, too.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at May 19, 2017 12:10 PM (3oX+R)

517 Anthony liked texting his schlong
He didn't consider it wrong
the powers that be
did not agree
and his prison term will be long

Posted by: Bonecrusher at May 19, 2017 12:10 PM (uBQPh)

518 508
The Louisiana Legislature is attempting to pass a bill to protect
these monuments and the City of New Orleans is conducting this
blitzkrieg of destruction before they can do so.

Posted by: Fuck Mitch Landrieu at May 19, 2017 12:02 PM (smnj+)



It never ceases to amaze me when all these Concerned Conservatives
so confidently tell me that ... when the chips are down ... law
enforcement can be counted on to defend the Constitution.



They'll do as their told - to whomever they're told to do it to - as long as they keep drawing a check.



Let's buy 'em some crew served weapons and MRAPs.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 19, 2017 12:07 PM (yOf1t)

The point I've been trying to make (not very well I guess) is in this specific instance -- the cops AREN'T the enemy here.
The n'er do wells in City Hall, the SJWs who are championing the effort to destroy historical monuments (and history itself) and the politicians behind it all -- THEY ARE THE ENEMY.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 19, 2017 12:11 PM (jxbfJ)

519
Rock would absolutely run as a Dem.

Pretty sure he's all in on LGBT issues.
Posted by: Hikaru


____

Our current President is also.

He waved a gay pride flag at the GOP Convention.

Just sayin

Posted by: Maritime at May 19, 2017 12:11 PM (Pa8uy)

520 The usual path is, you run for president the first time to get people used to thinking of you as presidential material. You run to win the second time.

So, Rock could primary against Trump next time to make his bones, and then run as a seasoned pol 4 years later as Trump leaves in glory.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 12:11 PM (3myMJ)

521 But how down is he with hating the military, spreading the wealth, and punishing Americans with bad think?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 12:08 PM (elLTo)

It's almost better for them if he doesn't care. He'd be the perfect figurehead candidate. You thought Obama was reliant on the teleprompter? All he'd have to do is give canned speeches that don't say anything too controversial and let the rest of the leftist machine work it's evil magic while the media gives him cover.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 19, 2017 12:12 PM (KUaJL)

522

Weiner was on the path to NY senator and or mayor of NYC

Plus a big job in Hillary's administration

If Weiner didnt blow himself up, shed be POTUS

Posted by: ThunderB at May 19, 2017 12:12 PM (tWydE)

523 But the Banana guy says it's no big deal and calm down.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 12:08 PM (Dd0xD)


Some people are deeply and personally invested in sustaining the notion that the existing system is working.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 19, 2017 12:12 PM (yOf1t)

524 Not sure if this went through or not. Dr says he doesn't think Rev has just Vertigo. We are on our way to a brain scan. Please pray. I'm a wreck. Thanks.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 19, 2017 12:04 PM (lwiT4)

Done, hang in there grammie!

Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 12:12 PM (3myMJ)

525 >>>But the Banana guy says it's no big deal and calm down.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 19, 2017 12:08 PM (Dd0xD)

Should I light my hair on fire and run in circles when I don't live in New Orleans?

Fuck, it's Friday, take a break from drama queening every now and then.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 12:13 PM (DNeh8)

526 Can we get that statue of racist FDR pulled out of Washington DC?

payback baby

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 19, 2017 12:14 PM (h/uSM)

527 "Weiner. What a fall from grace. Some one will make a play out of this. I think he is in danger of killing himself"

He'll hang to life like a leech as long as his weiner works.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 12:14 PM (3myMJ)

528 I don't think the celebrity President thing is healthy, if I had my way, Trump would be the last one.

I know the Reagan example comes up, but the guy had been a 2 term Governor first. And Trump had extensive business experience before branding a TV show.

Going directly from actor to President is messed up.

Posted by: Maritime at May 19, 2017 12:14 PM (Pa8uy)

529 The interview I saw with the Rock had him saying maybe to running for something. Said absolutely nothing about running for President.

Fake news unless someone heard him say he was thinking of running for President.

Congress? Sure, go for it.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 19, 2017 12:14 PM (OzBAs)

530 529 The interview I saw with the Rock had him saying maybe to running for something. Said absolutely nothing about running for President.

Fake news unless someone heard him say he was thinking of running for President.

Congress? Sure, go for it.
Posted by: Chupacabra at May 19, 2017 12:14 PM (OzBAs)

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

The Rock as a legislator?

That'd be interesting...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 19, 2017 12:15 PM (elLTo)

531 We don't live in your house, Banana Splits Guy, so I guess if it burns down you'd better not come whining and drama queening to us about it.

And by the way, fuck you.

Posted by: Fuck Mitch Landrieu at May 19, 2017 12:17 PM (smnj+)

532 Fuck, it's Friday, take a break from drama queening every now and then.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 12:13 PM (DNeh


Why should they ? You never take a break from trying to ridicule if not dismiss any opinion regarding the possibility of corrupt law enforcement ... at the Federal or State level.

What's your connection ? Nobody White Knights this hard without a connection.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 19, 2017 12:17 PM (yOf1t)

533 My view is anyone Constitutionally permitted to be a Congresscritter should knock themselves out and run, if that's what they want.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 19, 2017 12:17 PM (OzBAs)

534 And the Rock picks up Lindsey Graham by his undies, atomic wedgies him and throws him out the Capitol Doorway where he rolls down the steps, bloodied like a second tier prizefighter after 12 rounds.

Might be worth it.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 19, 2017 12:17 PM (3myMJ)

535 After Trump and Rock, WWF participation will be mandatory for presidential candidates.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 19, 2017 12:17 PM (h/uSM)

536 >>>We don't live in your house, Banana Splits Guy, so I guess if it burns down you'd better not come whining and drama queening to us about it.

And by the way, fuck you.

Deal on the first but not on the second.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 12:19 PM (DNeh8)

537 >>>What's your connection ? Nobody White Knights this hard without a connection.

I said I don't get all that worked up about this. Insufficient levels of anxiety is proof of a "connection"? Okee!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 12:21 PM (DNeh8)

538 The Rock as a legislator?

That'd be interesting...

---

he could filibust some heads

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 19, 2017 12:22 PM (h/uSM)

539 Can we get that statue of racist FDR pulled out of Washington DC?
payback baby
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 19, 2017 12:14 PM (h/uSM)

Great idea! Hate that bastard.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 19, 2017 12:23 PM (5VlCp)

540 #461: You could send the offending sodomite a peace offering, like say a bag of dicks?

Posted by: Bonecrusher at May 19, 2017 12:25 PM (uBQPh)

541 https://bagofdicks.com/

Posted by: Bonecrusher at May 19, 2017 12:25 PM (uBQPh)

542 I said I don't get all that worked up about this. Insufficient levels of anxiety is proof of a "connection"? Okee!
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 12:21 PM (DNeh


Deny it all you want ... I'm not the first to connect the dots. Anytime someone theorizes on any kind of FBI or other such cover up ... you are always "all in" on squashing that shit. Same with any serious questioning about the loyalties of those types of agencies.

I just wondered where your motivation came from. You are most definitely motivated ... more than a typical "The System Is Working" Law and Order Republican.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 19, 2017 12:29 PM (yOf1t)

543 Have fun with your dots, I guess.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 19, 2017 12:31 PM (DNeh8)

544 "If you can read this, you may feel a slight pinch."

Posted by: Golem14 at May 19, 2017 12:54 PM (TuG4U)

545 299,
"We got the polio vaccine orally. Little red drop of something on a sugar cube."

We got that too year(s?) later, that was the Sabin polio vaccine.

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 19, 2017 12:59 PM (d3wbb)

546 I am tempted to take it apart, strip the paint, and restore it to the original finish, whatever that was.

Is that a metaphor for Trump and America?


No. It is a scale.

Posted by: John at May 19, 2017 01:21 PM (jBXA8)

547 I've got a scale just like that that at the museum, it too still works. when I do school tours kids are always wanting to weigh themselves.

Posted by: Farmer at May 19, 2017 02:12 PM (o/90i)

548 My pediatrician had his office in his house and he had a scale just like this one. When I was 5 I split open my chin and Mom raced me to his house. He came out in a white coat over his pajamas. He gave me 4 stitches with no local anesthesia (Mom had to hold me down). His waiting room had those view finders where you looked at scenic cards and they looked like they were in 3D.

Re Weiner...who said his conduct was "... morally wrong as it was unlawful." Strange turn of phrase. How does this logic apply to, say, abortion?

Re a Really Super Nice Gay Supervisor with a Nut Job Lover: I'm guessing he's into bondage. Also, if he is blind to what's happening to his employees he's probably not such a super good supervisor. Walk away...it's not worth the trouble. There are a lot of dicks in the world who thrive on finding and pressing emotional buttons, and it's best to ignore them.Unless you're like me and get right back in their face and point out how weak and insecure they are....

Phew! this lurker had to blow off a little end-of-week steam.

Posted by: Liz953 at May 19, 2017 07:05 PM (frv51)

549 My pediatrician had his office in his house and he had a scale just like this one. When I was 5 I split open my chin and Mom raced me to his house. He came out in a white coat over his pajamas. He gave me 4 stitches with no local anesthesia (Mom had to hold me down). His waiting room had those view finders where you looked at scenic cards and they looked like they were in 3D.

Re Weiner...who said his conduct was "... morally wrong as it was unlawful." Strange turn of phrase. How does this logic apply to, say, abortion?

Re a Really Super Nice Gay Supervisor with a Nut Job Lover: I'm guessing he's into bondage. Also, if he is blind to what's happening to his employees he's probably not such a super good supervisor. Walk away...it's not worth the trouble. There are a lot of dicks in the world who thrive on finding and pressing emotional buttons, and it's best to ignore them.Unless you're like me and get right back in their face and point out how weak and insecure they are....
"Dude, don't blame me because you only have one testicle."

Phew! this lurker had to blow off a little end-of-week steam.

Posted by: Liz953 at May 19, 2017 07:12 PM (frv51)

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