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Bronzino ugly.jpg

Portrait of Laura Battiferri
Agnolo Bronzino

I think Laura is neck and neck with yesterday's lovely contestant, but the artist seems a bit fishy to me....

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Hello.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at September 12, 2017 09:31 AM (rJUlF)

2 Great jumpin' horny toads!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at September 12, 2017 09:31 AM (rJUlF)

3 rd

Posted by: ALH at September 12, 2017 09:31 AM (MZwDv)

4 She's a beaut, all right.

Posted by: ALH at September 12, 2017 09:32 AM (MZwDv)

5 One wonders about the amount of inbreeding in the Battiferri family.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 09:32 AM (X6fMO)

6 I think Laura is neck and neck with yesterday's lovely contestant, but the artist seems a bit fishy to me


No, she is nowhere near as ugly as that thing yesterday.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 12, 2017 09:32 AM (mpXpK)

7 Is she flashing a gang sign?

Posted by: Cletus at September 12, 2017 09:32 AM (QQ+il)

8 Too many clothes.

Posted by: Ted Cruz at September 12, 2017 09:32 AM (5dOnv)

9 That's the "V" for Victory sign...is there a subliminal message here?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 09:33 AM (5y11N)

10 Is that a nose, or a log splitting wedge?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 09:33 AM (EyPfd)

11 Oh no. I sense a theme.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 12, 2017 09:33 AM (lwiT4)

12 A little early in the year to go skiing

Posted by: Rick in SK at September 12, 2017 09:33 AM (FZYNt)

13 Watching the 9 pm hour of ABC news coverage of Election 2016.

They has a sad now.

Posted by: ALH at September 12, 2017 09:34 AM (MZwDv)

14 This lady at least looks healthy.

But it isn't art, for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 12, 2017 09:34 AM (CPk08)

15 Wow, that's quite a nose.

Posted by: Adrian Brody at September 12, 2017 09:34 AM (4bKiB)

16 No, she is nowhere near as ugly as that thing yesterday.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 12, 2017 09:32 AM (mpXpK)


I don't know if anyone mentioned it, but I believe John Tenniel used that portrait as the inspiration for his illustration of the Duchess in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 09:35 AM (X6fMO)

17 Carrie: You have a great profile.

Bandit: Yeah, I do, don't I? Especially from the side.

Carrie: Well, at least we agree on something.

Bandit: Yeah. We both like half of my face.

Posted by: Rick in SK at September 12, 2017 09:36 AM (FZYNt)

18 Oh my. It appears that old Laura was the illegitimate daughter of a clergyman. Pope Paul 111 apparently made her legit. I don't know how that all works.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 12, 2017 09:37 AM (lwiT4)

19 Mornin' Horde. Today's model at least doesn't pass for "Miss Orcish Perfection 2017", though she certainly does have an unfortunate combination of features in play. Not quite Innsmouth look, though.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at September 12, 2017 09:37 AM (AM1GF)

20 Lurvely.

That hand looks . . . off.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:37 AM (UoSKV)

21 inconclusive elbows

Posted by: Rick in SK at September 12, 2017 09:37 AM (FZYNt)

22 Now there's a nose you could set your watch to...provided the sun hits it just right.

Posted by: Corona at September 12, 2017 09:38 AM (zIb93)

23
That's a tranny porn star.

#Like!

Posted by: Ted Cruz at September 12, 2017 09:38 AM (8O3HH)

24 Oh my. It appears that old Laura was the illegitimate daughter of a clergyman. Pope Paul 111 apparently made her legit. I don't know how that all works.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 12, 2017 09:37 AM (lwiT4)
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Papish jiggery-pokery, no doubt.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:38 AM (UoSKV)

25 Agnolo: "No --- dont look at me! A profile would be best..."

Posted by: Lizzy at September 12, 2017 09:39 AM (W+vEI)

26 .If the Fed was serious about reducing the debt they could start selling
some of the friggin vacant land they have all over the Country. While
it won't happen they could start selling off chunks and put those
proceeds against the debt. Some estimates put the value of the land the
Fed owns at over $100 Trillion.
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Someone long ago here pointed out why this will never happen is the same reason that there is so much federal land in the first place--because if that land was open for settlement, the central and western states would eventually have greater populations than the coastal states, reducing their power.

We can get it done if the dress it up as reparations--40 acres sold to the highest bidder and 40 acres given to a black slave descendant, land plots and recipients chosen by lottery.

Within 5 years, all that land will be in the hands of the industry and industrious anyway.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 12, 2017 09:39 AM (/9uFC)

27 Now put your left hand up to you mouth and stick out your tongue between your fingers.

Haha! Totally hot, right?

Posted by: Agnolo Bronzino at September 12, 2017 09:39 AM (8b+oT)

28 Cruz's "Like" is getting more news than the Menendez corruption trial. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 09:40 AM (5y11N)

29 Willowed from that last thread:

As of 2014, the net financial position of the US govt was -$11.5T.

That does not count the god-awful unfunded liabilities. That is just the sum of it's assets minus it's current liabilities.

State and local govt. together have a positive position of around $7T or some. The whole damn country, private and everything is supposed to sum to about $124T.

But that's just on paper. If one tried to sell all that at once, the price would go to zero.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 12, 2017 09:40 AM (8O3HH)

30 Looking around, I can see that Bronzino actually painted some nice-looking people, too.

Just throwing that out there, CBD.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:41 AM (UoSKV)

31 All this talk about money and debt this AM...what is this economics 101?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 09:41 AM (5y11N)

32 Ted Cruz introducing Senate bill to provide $45 Billion for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 09:41 AM (oVJmc)

33 iiintresting...she is pointing to a Petrarch's sonnet

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 09:41 AM (QC/4S)

34 20 Lurvely.

That hand looks . . . off.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:37 AM (UoSKV)


Renaissance painters (esp Italians) had a real thing for long tapered fingers.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 12, 2017 09:41 AM (CPk08)

35 Wouldn't want to be the mis-behaving kid in this broad's class.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 12, 2017 09:41 AM (BXf9o)

36 Does she graze off the tops of trellis's? I mean, look at that neck...

Posted by: mr wolf at September 12, 2017 09:41 AM (YkEgi)

37 That chick has quite a beak.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Reach for the Stars! Trump-Klingon Dictionaries are at the Outrage Outlet! at September 12, 2017 09:42 AM (hLRSq)

38 I don't really care if it's somebody famous, or just a rich hawkbilled fancypants lady, I don't care for portrait paintings.

It's like the walls of your house. Yes, it has paint on it, but it ain't art if it serves the purpose of decoration or feeding one's ego.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 09:42 AM (Pz4pT)

39 Bronzino was a Mannerist. Mannerism is a style that rose in the mid-16th century, after the High Renaissance played itself out. Mannerism takes the classical rules of art revived by the Renaissance and twists and plays with them. In a Mannerist work, there is always something "off" about it. The term comes from the idea that this art was stylish, chique for the new generation of taste-makers. Mannerism would eventually evolve into Baroque.

Bronzino was one of the style's standouts. He seemed to like hands. Here is one of his more famous works. The meaning of this one is quite arbitrary. While looking at this, keep in mind that Cupid is Venus' son.

http://tinyurl.com/ydys6c4f

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 09:42 AM (nwqNw)

40 She's like Sophia Loren compared to the one yesterday.

What is this, Paintings of Ugly Women Week?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 09:43 AM (ZM2xo)

41 She's as pretty as any of them,she just needs a nose job.
Kramer

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 09:43 AM (rmVvL)

42 Ted Cruz introducing Senate bill to provide $45 Billion for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 09:41 AM (oVJmc)


**head hits desk**

Why not 45 billion for PTSD caused by insufficient access to online porn, Ted?

As long as we're just throwing bucks around with no regard for where the money comes from.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 09:43 AM (X6fMO)

43 Renaissance painters (esp Italians) had a real thing for long tapered fingers.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 12, 2017 09:41 AM (CPk0
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Isn't there rather a wide space between those two fingers, though? Almost wide enough to paint a tree in there. Then, that would be art, right?

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:43 AM (UoSKV)

44 I think she is a raving beauty compared to The Duchess of Ugly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 09:43 AM (9tO1t)

45 Ha Cha Cha!

Posted by: Jimmy Durante at September 12, 2017 09:43 AM (mZuni)

46 38 I don't really care if it's somebody famous, or just a rich hawkbilled fancypants lady, I don't care for portrait paintings.

It's like the walls of your house. Yes, it has paint on it, but it ain't art if it serves the purpose of decoration or feeding one's ego.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 09:42 AM (Pz4pT)


It isn't art if it doesn't have trees, and that's all there is to it. Those rules were settled a long time ago.

A cabin is always nice, too.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 12, 2017 09:44 AM (CPk08)

47 If you like long necks, for your viewing pleasure. Also Mannerist, to stick with the era.

tinyurl.com/ycfw2yls

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 09:44 AM (nwqNw)

48 Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 09:42 AM (nwqNw)

Yeah, the Venus and Cupid Bronzino is a bit - creepy.

But people were talking about incest or near-incest pron in the last thread...

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 09:44 AM (ZM2xo)

49 Renaissance portraits are interesting, lots of allegory, almost like an essay about the sitter

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 09:44 AM (QC/4S)

50 What's the Cruze "like" story?

Posted by: Max Power at September 12, 2017 09:45 AM (QCc6B)

51 While looking at this, keep in mind that Cupid is Venus' son.

http://tinyurl.com/ydys6c4f
Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 09:42 AM (nwqNw)
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Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:45 AM (UoSKV)

52 It's like the walls of your house. Yes, it has paint on it, but it ain't art if it serves the purpose of decoration or feeding one's ego.
Posted by: BurtTC
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*glances at velvet Elvis*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 09:45 AM (9tO1t)

53 'Watson, you've penetrated my disguise!' Holmes ejaculated.

Posted by: AC Doyle at September 12, 2017 09:45 AM (bc2Lc)

54
As long as we're just throwing bucks around with no regard for where the money comes from.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 09:43 AM (X6fMO)

Er, joke.

I think I'm going to start using a sarc tag, since I think I'm not being as obvious as I should.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 09:46 AM (oVJmc)

55 Looks like she's flashing a gang sign. What is that? Crips? Bloods? Visalia Kings?

Posted by: red speck at September 12, 2017 09:46 AM (6Krd7)

56 just showing off that her fingers are not webbed; she is not the spawn of Dagon

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at September 12, 2017 09:46 AM (RKQ/v)

57 Mayim Bialik's Great Great Great Great Great Great

Great Great Grand Mom.

It's in the snoz.

Posted by: the guy across the street at September 12, 2017 09:46 AM (sf2BM)

58 Interesting portrait -- making an unfortunate nose the centerpiece. I seem to remember a lot of Italian portraits (of men) with astonishing noses in profile. Medicis?

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 12, 2017 09:46 AM (MIKMs)

59 Look at the spread on those fingers. This girl has breadth.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 09:47 AM (YV+SU)

60 From the last thread:

So then, where are the prosecutions?



People can keep saying these things all they want, until you get prosecutions, it's just rumor and conspiracy theory.



Sorry, that's the way it is.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 09:38 AM (Pz4pT)


Yes, when the State was involved, but the sentences were low.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 12, 2017 09:47 AM (mpXpK)

61 While looking at this, keep in mind that Cupid is Venus' son.



http://tinyurl.com/ydys6c4f

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 09:42 AM (nwqNw)

LOL, did he present it at Spanish court ?

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 09:47 AM (QC/4S)

62 Isn't there rather a wide space between those two fingers, though?

It is definitely a deliberate gesture, to spread the fingers that widely. As was noted above, the content is therefore significant to the painter and subject.

I think this is a magnificent bit of (human) portraiture: for all its obvious faults, one of the better ones CBD has posted.

Almost wide enough to paint a tree in there. Then, that would be art, right?

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:43 AM (UoSKV)


I will ignore the obvious provocation.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 12, 2017 09:47 AM (CPk08)

63 If we're in a Renaissance and weird mood, let's go full on: Hieronymus Bosch

Posted by: mr wolf at September 12, 2017 09:47 AM (YkEgi)

64 59 Look at the spread on those fingers. This girl has breadth.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Huma, you have been replaced

Posted by: Hillary at September 12, 2017 09:47 AM (FZYNt)

65 Probably Cherokee, has high cheekbones.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 09:48 AM (9tO1t)

66
Looks like she's flashing a gang sign. What is that? Crips? Bloods? Visalia Kings?

Posted by: red speck
_________________________

Van Buren boys...

Posted by: Kramer at September 12, 2017 09:48 AM (kKwi8)

67 Looks like she's flashing a gang sign. What is that? Crips? Bloods? Visalia Kings?

Posted by: red speck at September 12, 2017 09:46 AM (6Krd7)

Bronzinis

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 09:48 AM (QC/4S)

68 If we're in a Renaissance and weird mood, let's go full on: Hieronymus Bosch
=======================


The dishwasher guy?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 12, 2017 09:48 AM (lwiT4)

69 I will ignore the obvious provocation.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 12, 2017 09:47 AM (CPk0
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Ok, fine. There's probably enough room for a little cabin there, too.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:48 AM (UoSKV)

70 She's got a big nose!

HA!!!

Posted by: ALF at September 12, 2017 09:48 AM (oVJmc)

71 63 If we're in a Renaissance and weird mood, let's go full on: Hieronymus Bosch
Posted by: mr wolf at September 12, 2017 09:47 AM (YkEgi)


The ergotamine is strong with that one.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 12, 2017 09:49 AM (CPk08)

72
Yes, it has paint on it, but it ain't art if it serves the purpose of decoration or feeding one's ego.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 09:42 AM (Pz4pT)








Michelangelo's David was commissioned by the Signoria of Florence specifically to represent the strength and vitality of the Florentine Republic. Considering that Florence at the time was just a small city-state, I think that qualifies as feeding one's ego.

I'm not going to metaphorically dig up Zombie Michelangelo Buonarroti and tell him that the David isn't art.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2017 09:49 AM (veoSD)

73
Lady GaGa's great, great, great, great, great grandmother.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2017 09:49 AM (veoSD)

74 Oh, by the way, many scholars classify Michelangelo's "Last Judgement" as Mannerist, not High Renaissance.

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 09:49 AM (nwqNw)

75 You could throw a block of cheese at that face and get back individually-wrapped slices.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 09:50 AM (oVJmc)

76 Those fingers.

Posted by: Cory Chase at September 12, 2017 09:50 AM (XFue2)

77 Oh, by the way, many scholars classify Michelangelo's "Last Judgement" as Mannerist, not High Renaissance.
Posted by: Kris
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I'll be the judge of that.

Posted by: Emily Post at September 12, 2017 09:50 AM (9tO1t)

78 'Battiferri' = 'Battery Park Ferry'?

Posted by: Statute of Liberty at September 12, 2017 09:50 AM (/qEW2)

79
See Cory Chase employ that finger spread maneuver to see what it's for.

#Like

Posted by: Ted Cruz at September 12, 2017 09:50 AM (8O3HH)

80 Whoa, she could put an eye out with that shnozzolla.

Morning.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 12, 2017 09:50 AM (nmr2M)

81 You know that giraffes have evolved so that they're able to eat foliage from the tops of trees where other herbivores cannot reach?

Posted by: Defenestratus at September 12, 2017 09:50 AM (a9n6M)

82 I can't stand it. After days of unending rain that sunshine out there is calling me. The only question is are the porch rocker cushions dry enough to sit on w/o getting boat-butt itch.


Gots to hit the rocker and brown. BBT

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 12, 2017 09:51 AM (mpXpK)

83 She's practicing her bowling grip.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 09:51 AM (oVJmc)

84 Honk Honk, what a beak on that Goose.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 12, 2017 09:51 AM (CMbMd)

85 58 Interesting portrait -- making an unfortunate nose the centerpiece. I seem to remember a lot of Italian portraits (of men) with astonishing noses in profile. Medicis?


Posted by: mustbequantum at September 12, 2017 09:46 AM (MIKMs)

Italians.

In the days before nose jobs.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 09:51 AM (ZM2xo)

86
She looks like the type that beats the servants with a cudgel. Avoid.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2017 09:51 AM (BWL+E)

87 How have we offended CDB? or is it the impending Halloween influence?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 12, 2017 09:51 AM (nmr2M)

88 83 She's practicing her bowling grip.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

or the shocker

Posted by: Rick in SK at September 12, 2017 09:51 AM (FZYNt)

89 I'm not going to metaphorically dig up Zombie Michelangelo Buonarroti and tell him that the David isn't art.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2017 09:49 AM (veoSD)

LOL, not if you like your nose the way it is. He didn't take criticism... well.

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 09:52 AM (nwqNw)

90 Michelangelo's David was commissioned by the Signoria of Florence specifically to represent the strength and vitality of the Florentine Republic. Considering that Florence at the time was just a small city-state, I think that qualifies as feeding one's ego.

I'm not going to metaphorically dig up Zombie Michelangelo Buonarroti and tell him that the David isn't art.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2017 09:49 AM (veoSD)


Buonarotti's David is definitely art, although poorly executed. Honestly, that is one of the the most inept stumps I have ever seen.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 12, 2017 09:52 AM (CPk08)

91
Jimmy Durante's great-great-great grandmother.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2017 09:52 AM (BWL+E)

92 He didn't take criticism... well.

Who's that Pope think he is?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 09:52 AM (oVJmc)

93 54
As long as we're just throwing bucks around with no regard for where the money comes from.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 09:43 AM (X6fMO)


In regards to paying off the national debt, along with a lot of other things, the U.S. has trillions of actual hard assets it has no business owning.

Time to get rid of them.

However, it would be impossible to sell substantial amounts of these assets without coming up with a creative way to deal with it.

I suggest a new agency, similar to Freddy Mac, that places realistic values on the assets, sells, holds and administers them for up to 100 years, but makes the capital available immediately for paying off debt.

Yes, it's a bit of transactional magic, but the theory is sound enough for the world to buy it. Money is made available but backed by hard assets.

Posted by: jwest at September 12, 2017 09:53 AM (Zs4uk)

94 sniper took the day off

Posted by: Rick in SK at September 12, 2017 09:53 AM (FZYNt)

95 Is she flashing a gang sign?
Posted by: Cletus



Something definitely fishy about the left hand.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 09:53 AM (FeRav)

96 "Honk Honk, what a beak on that Goose."

I hear that Stefi Graf is just a bit jealous.

Posted by: the guy across the street at September 12, 2017 09:53 AM (sf2BM)

97 When you have a nose this large you need extremely long fingers to find the booger bonanza. Darwin says so.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 09:53 AM (YV+SU)

98 18 Oh my. It appears that old Laura was the illegitimate daughter of a clergyman. Pope Paul 111 apparently made her legit. I don't know how that all works.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 12, 2017 09:37 AM (lwiT4)


See: Borgia (Pope Alexander VI)

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 09:53 AM (Enq6K)

99 The first baseball signal.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 12, 2017 09:53 AM (nmr2M)

100 Is she flashing a gang sign?
Posted by: Cletus
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Churchill's g-g-grandmother.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 09:53 AM (9tO1t)

101 75 You could throw a block of cheese at that face and get back individually-wrapped slices.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 09:50 AM (oVJmc)

I went to school with a girl of Italian ancestry who had a nose like that. She had a good sense of humor too. She used to say everyone in her family could slice tomatoes without a knife.

I haven't seen her since hs so I don't know if she ever got a nose job.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 09:54 AM (ZM2xo)

102 As long as we're just throwing bucks around with no regard for where the money comes from.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 12, 2017 09:43 AM (X6fMO)

Er, joke.

I think I'm going to start using a sarc tag, since I think I'm not being as obvious as I should.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 09:46 AM (oVJmc)


No no! Do not use the sarc tag!! That might deprive us of an unintentionally humorous MPx4 rant!

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 09:54 AM (Pz4pT)

103 99 The first baseball signal.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

She likes the high hard one?

Posted by: Rick in SK at September 12, 2017 09:54 AM (FZYNt)

104 Claudia Black?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2017 09:54 AM (Gv+zt)

105
103 99 The first baseball signal.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

She likes the high hard one?
Posted by: Rick in SK at September 12, 2017 09:54 AM (FZYNt)

Brush back at her nose.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 12, 2017 09:54 AM (nmr2M)

106 Oh my. It appears that old Laura was the illegitimate daughter of a clergyman. Pope Paul 111 apparently made her legit. I don't know how that all works.

Posted by: grammie winger
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There's a laying-on of hands involved. Let's call it 'Buying an indulgence'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (9tO1t)

107 Yes super-guitarist Steve Howe's son Virgil dead suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 42.

Damn. He and his father have a new album coming out too.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (ul9CR)

108 105
103 99 The first baseball signal.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

She likes the high hard one?
Posted by: Rick in SK at September 12, 2017 09:54 AM (FZYNt)

Brush back at her nose.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

Hit Batsman. Take your base

Posted by: Rick in SK at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (FZYNt)

109
From the Early Bitch Face Period of Renaissance art.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (BWL+E)

110 92 He didn't take criticism... well.

Who's that Pope think he is?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 09:52 AM (oVJmc)

LOL. People would take their complaints to the Pope because of Michelangelo's reputation. But since the Pope was such a fanboi, he didn't care. Complain too much however, and you'd be immortalized in one of his paintings, looking like an ass--literally.

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (nwqNw)

111 How have we offended CDB? or is it the impending Halloween influence?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 12, 2017 09:51 AM (nmr2M)
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I've noticed he has kind of a mean streak.

He must be upset that the Yankees are still, STILL, behind the Red Sox.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (UoSKV)

112 WEATHER IS NOT CLIMATE

*except for hurricanes

Posted by: Mega at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (e7+ao)

113 I suggest a new agency, similar to Freddy Mac, that places realistic values on the assets, sells, holds and administers them for up to 100 years, but makes the capital available immediately for paying off debt.

The return of the Trillion dollar coin!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (QQ+il)

114 I'm not a genius, but I don't think that's how you read a book.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (ATVNj)

115 Mother Goose?

Posted by: ALH at September 12, 2017 09:56 AM (MZwDv)

116 BTW, I'm happy to report that the large white pie in the front yard hasn't fallen...yet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 09:56 AM (9tO1t)

117 111 How have we offended CDB? or is it the impending Halloween influence?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 12, 2017 09:51 AM (nmr2M)
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I've noticed he has kind of a mean streak.

He must be upset that the Yankees are still, STILL, behind the Red Sox.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (UoSKV)

LMAO. I never could have seen that you could get to a baseball dig from that....but you did. Lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 12, 2017 09:57 AM (nmr2M)

118 Her nose is a dead ringer for the GPS antenna on my car. Maybe that's where the concept came from.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2017 09:58 AM (J2oJa)

119 114 I'm not a genius, but I don't think that's how you read a book.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (ATVNj)

She's not reading it. She's about to throw it at someone who said to her, "Jeez, take a look at that honker!"

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 09:58 AM (ZM2xo)

120 Well, Cannibal Bob, it's an art.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:58 AM (UoSKV)

121 Evelyn Wood and her first attempt at a Speed Reading Course.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 12, 2017 09:58 AM (ATVNj)

122 Proportions seem off.
She has linebacker shoulders but a pencil neck.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 09:58 AM (FeRav)

123 Hey....what happened to Jose? He peter out?

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 09:58 AM (Enq6K)

124 Yes, it has paint on it, but it ain't art if it serves the purpose of decoration or feeding one's ego.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 09:42 AM (Pz4pT)



Michelangelo's David was commissioned by the Signoria of Florence specifically to represent the strength and vitality of the Florentine Republic. Considering that Florence at the time was just a small city-state, I think that qualifies as feeding one's ego.

I'm not going to metaphorically dig up Zombie Michelangelo Buonarroti and tell him that the David isn't art.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2017 09:49 AM (veoSD)


Of course that's not the point I was making. So I shall limit it thusly: If you are a fopping rich dude or dame, and you want to pay some famous artist to paint your portrait, then that's the artist's day job, what he does to pay his rent. It's not really art.

Art is the stuff he does because he's inspired, REGARDLESS of whether his ego is involved, or the patron's ego is involved.

Further, I am well aware that if I suggest ALL portraits are not art, I am... well, painting with too broad a brush.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 09:58 AM (Pz4pT)

125 Hit Batsman Batsperson. Take your base
Posted by: Rick in SK
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Edited.
Expect a visit.

Posted by: Dept. of Re-education at September 12, 2017 09:59 AM (9tO1t)

126 I've noticed he has kind of a mean streak.

He must be upset that the Yankees are still, STILL, behind the Red Sox.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (UoSKV)

LOL!

*Settles back with bowl of popcorn*

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 09:59 AM (ZM2xo)

127
Has Cruz actually said anything about this yet? All I see is a spokesman said the offending tweet was removed and "reported".

The longer they wait to say anything......

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 12, 2017 09:59 AM (8O3HH)

128 10 Is that a nose, or a log splitting wedge?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 09:33 AM (EyPfd)

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It looks better from the top.

Posted by: Mr. Battiferi at September 12, 2017 09:59 AM (J2oJa)

129 I think I read somewhere that a nose like this was proof of ancient Roman lineage and was a sign of status.

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 10:00 AM (nwqNw)

130 Michelangelo's David was commissioned by the Signoria of Florence specifically to represent the strength and vitality of advertise the gay mecca that was the Florentine Republic.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur


FIFY.

Posted by: Shep Smith at September 12, 2017 10:00 AM (/qEW2)

131 Hey, does anybody know why CBD says the artist seems kind of fishy to him?

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:00 AM (UoSKV)

132 Sen. Max Baucus has announced that the time is now for socialized medicine, I.e., single payer.

Baucus says it's like gay marriage-- the opposition just disappeared.

I suspect he's right, too.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:00 AM (qyZxC)

133 I think I read somewhere that a nose like this was proof of ancient Roman lineage and was a sign of status.

==

ah, that's one way to look at it...

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 10:00 AM (QC/4S)

134 Hey....what happened to Jose? He peter out?
Posted by: Tami



He was chasing that ho, Irma, but had second thoughts when he saw she could suck water off a beach.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 10:00 AM (FeRav)

135 131 Hey, does anybody know why CBD says the artist seems kind of fishy to him?

Posted by: bluebell

same reason you call a lesbian with big fingers "Well Hung"

Posted by: Rick in SK at September 12, 2017 10:01 AM (FZYNt)

136 I think I read somewhere that a nose like this was proof of ancient Roman lineage and was a sign of status.
Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 10:00 AM (nwqNw)
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And also a sign that the rest of you would be entering the room in about 2 minutes.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:01 AM (UoSKV)

137 Is this what is called an 'aquiline nose'?

I always thought it mean aristocrat.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at September 12, 2017 10:01 AM (m9X4Y)

138 131 Hey, does anybody know why CBD says the artist seems kind of fishy to him?

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"Branzino"

The best jokes are the ones you have to explain.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2017 10:01 AM (J2oJa)

139 I've noticed he has kind of a mean streak.

He must be upset that the Yankees are still, STILL, behind the Red Sox.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 09:55 AM (UoSKV)


If CBD has submitted any recipes for the cookbook, I expect to see 'Yankees suck' interspersed in the directions.

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:01 AM (Enq6K)

140
Her nose is so big Sonobi is actually hidden behind it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 10:01 AM (493sH)

141 bluebell, branzino is a fish, like sea bass

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 10:02 AM (QC/4S)

142
89 I'm not going to metaphorically dig up Zombie Michelangelo Buonarroti and tell him that the David isn't art.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2017 09:49 AM (veoSD)

LOL, not if you like your nose the way it is. He didn't take criticism... well.

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 09:52 AM (nwqNw)






Heh. 'zactly. Some of my favorite historical stories revolve around Michelangelo getting pissy when someone criticizes him or his work.

Example: when he was finishing the David, the gonfaloniere of Florence Pier Soderini (basically, the mayor), came into the workshop and admired the statue and was effusive with compliments. At least until he noted that there was only one flaw: the nose was too big.

Michelangelo just nodded angrily (probably hadn't been paid yet), grabbed his hammer and chisel and climbed the scaffolding, after palming some marble dust. Using his body to screen Soderini's view, Mike begins working.

Tap-tap-tap. *drops some dust* Tap-tap-tap. *drops some dust*

The chisel never came within an inch of the statue.

Mike climbs down to stand before Soderini, who grins and exclaims "See? I was right! It looks MUCH better!"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2017 10:02 AM (veoSD)

143 It's like the walls of your house. Yes, it has
paint on it, but it ain't art if it serves the purpose of decoration or
feeding one's ego.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 09:42 AM (Pz4pT)

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You will pry the painting of dogs playing poker from my cold dead hands! You will probably take my glow-in-the dark three wolves t-shirt as well.

Posted by: Penfold at September 12, 2017 10:02 AM (Fbt5B)

144 he artist seems a bit fishy to me....

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM


ISWYDT...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 12, 2017 10:02 AM (p+Wdc)

145 This painting is a mess. What's up with the shoulders?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 12, 2017 10:02 AM (67IiR)

146 132 Sen. Max Baucus has announced that the time is now for socialized medicine, I.e., single payer.

Baucus says it's like gay marriage-- the opposition just disappeared.

I suspect he's right, too.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:00 AM (qyZxC)


Ghouls.

But they're going to win.

They always do.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 12, 2017 10:02 AM (CMbMd)

147 If CBD has submitted any recipes for the cookbook, I expect to see 'Yankees suck' interspersed in the directions.
Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:01 AM (Enq6K)
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Oh, his recipes are being edited, rest assured.

Or so I've heard.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:02 AM (UoSKV)

148
131 Hey, does anybody know why CBD says the artist seems kind of fishy to him?



Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:00 AM (UoSKV)

He found out Bronzino was a Red Sox fan.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:02 AM (ZM2xo)

149 He was chasing that ho, Irma, but had second thoughts when he saw she could suck water off a beach.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 10:00 AM (FeRav)


Well done rickb!

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:03 AM (Enq6K)

150 141. THAT WAS ESPECIALLY SATISFYING AS IT DID NOT REQUIRE SIGNOR ROETHLISBERGGHI TO EXPLAIN IT.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 10:03 AM (Z+eeJ)

151 I deny paternity.

Posted by: Cyrano de Bergerac at September 12, 2017 10:03 AM (9tO1t)

152 bluebell, branzino is a fish, like sea bass
Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 10:02 AM (QC/4S)
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Ah, thank you runner.

I'm sure CBD will be glad that someone gets his little joke.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:03 AM (UoSKV)

153 She stayed with that African tribe that does the neck extension stuff didn't she? At least she didn't go to the one with the disks in their lips.

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 10:03 AM (cAnNx)

154 The State of Illinois just started taking $142 more out of my take-home pay.

Gotta pay those retiring patronage workers their enormous unfounded pensions, doncha know.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:04 AM (qyZxC)

155 I'm sure CBD will be glad that someone gets his little joke.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:03 AM (UoSKV)


That's what she said...

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:04 AM (Enq6K)

156 96 "Honk Honk, what a beak on that Goose."

I hear that Stefi Graf is just a bit jealous.
Posted by: the guy across the street at September 12, 2017 09:53 AM (sf2BM)

Steffi's legs make up for any deficits in the face.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 10:04 AM (D0r5+)

157 should be "unfunded"

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:05 AM (qyZxC)

158 In Renaissance portraiture, huge linebacker shoulders on a woman were a sign of ancient Roman lineage and noble birth

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 10:05 AM (QC/4S)

159 Methinks with those fingers Sonora Buttafucci could deliver some happy endings.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 10:05 AM (YV+SU)

160 Gotta pay those retiring patronage workers their enormous unfounded pensions, doncha know.
Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:04 AM (qyZxC)
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There's a lot of upkeep involved. Those license plates aren't gonna make themselves, you know.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:05 AM (UoSKV)

161 154 The State of Illinois just started taking $142 more out of my take-home pay.

Gotta pay those retiring patronage workers their enormous unfounded pensions, doncha know.

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I am altering our deal. Pray I don't alter it further.

Posted by: Illinois at September 12, 2017 10:06 AM (J2oJa)

162 bluebell, branzino is a fish, like sea bass
Posted by: runner



Sea Bass? I thought she was running in the 7th at Aqueduct?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 10:06 AM (FeRav)

163 That's what she said...
Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:04 AM (Enq6K)
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Oooh, Tami, lol!

Good thing he's not here.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:06 AM (UoSKV)

164 The statue on top of the Texas Capitol, a depiction of "Liberty", is also known informally as "Old Hatchet Face". I saw her when she was on the ground during the 1986 renovation, and it's a fair description.

I think the artist for this painting must have used the same model.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 10:06 AM (k1TUh)

165 123 Hey....what happened to Jose? He peter out?
_____________________________________

He's taking his time. It's a cultural thing. Irma and Harvey wouldn't understand.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 12, 2017 10:07 AM (ATVNj)

166 Sea Bass?
Posted by: rickb223
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There bass.

Posted by: Igor at September 12, 2017 10:07 AM (9tO1t)

167 Those fingers - imagine the break on her curve ball. (Oh, and Go Nats!)

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at September 12, 2017 10:07 AM (1qr88)

168 Sea Bass? I thought she was running in the 7th at Aqueduct?

Posted by: rickb223

the Colosseum

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 10:07 AM (QC/4S)

169 159 Methinks with those fingers Sonora Buttafucci could deliver some happy endings.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 10:05 AM (YV+SU)



She could wrap her hand around you twice.

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 10:07 AM (cAnNx)

170 Sen. Max Baucus has announced that the time is now for socialized medicine, I.e., single payer.

Baucus says it's like gay marriage-- the opposition just disappeared.

I suspect he's right, too.
Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:00 AM (qyZxC)


Why, it's almost as if politicians don't really mean any of the things they say, and they just stick their fingers in the wind, waiting for the breeze to let them know it's time to switch sides, usually after it becomes clear they won't lose an election by doing so.

Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:07 AM (Pz4pT)

171
Good thing he's not here.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:06 AM (UoSKV)


I fully expect to be banned soon.


Been nice knowing y'all.

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:08 AM (Enq6K)

172 165. Manana, padron.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 10:08 AM (Z+eeJ)

173 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2017 10:02 AM (veoSD)

There are a lot of Mike getting pissy stories out there. A favorite of mine was when he was painting the Last Judgement. One of the cardinals complained about all the nudity. Mike painted his portrait as donkey-eared Minos, the gatekeeper of Hell.

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 10:08 AM (nwqNw)

174 I fully expect to be banned soon.

Been nice knowing y'all.
Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:08 AM (Enq6K)
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Well, if that happens, you know who will be right behind you.

We can hang out together in banned camp.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:09 AM (UoSKV)

175 169 159 Methinks with those fingers Sonora Buttafucci could deliver some happy endings.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 10:05 AM (YV+SU)



She could wrap her hand around you twice.
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Well, as long she doesn't sneeze it might be nice.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 10:09 AM (YV+SU)

176 Jose, he no come to work today. He get muy borracho last night.

Posted by: Mrs. Jose at September 12, 2017 10:09 AM (J2oJa)

177 165 123 Hey....what happened to Jose? He peter out?
_____________________________________
He's taking his time. It's a cultural thing. Irma and Harvey wouldn't understand.

Manana! Manana!

Posted by: Jose "Slow Poke" Gonzelez at September 12, 2017 10:09 AM (k1TUh)

178 The State of Illinois just started taking $142 more out of my take-home pay.

Gotta pay those retiring patronage workers their enormous unfounded pensions, doncha know.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:04 AM (qyZxC)



And as more businesses and people leave the state what will be their response. More taxes. Tax us to death is their only solution.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 10:10 AM (493sH)

179 Gotta pay those retiring patronage workers their enormous unfounded pensions, doncha know.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:04 AM (qyZxC)


Those pensions are protected by the Illinois constitution. Your money, not so much.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2017 10:10 AM (BWL+E)

180 Is it me or do most of the women in these portraits possess manish facial features?

Posted by: steve walsh at September 12, 2017 10:10 AM (JfJ05)

181 Well, if that happens, you know who will be right behind you.

We can hang out together in banned camp.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:09 AM (UoSKV)


LOL! But the food will be fantastic!

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:10 AM (Enq6K)

182 174 I fully expect to be banned soon.

Been nice knowing y'all.
Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:08 AM (Enq6K)
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Well, if that happens, you know who will be right behind you.

We can hang out together in banned camp.



Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:09 AM (UoSKV)


Who's bringing the flute?

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 10:10 AM (cAnNx)

183 Those fingers - imagine the break on her curve ball. (Oh, and Go Nats!)
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher



She's a power forward on the Lady Papal Basketball Team. You should see her palm a basketball!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 10:10 AM (FeRav)

184 "We can hang out together in banned camp.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:09 AM (UoSKV)


LOL! But the food will be fantastic!"

Will there be free Wifi?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 10:11 AM (EyPfd)

185 I fully expect to be banned soon.

Been nice knowing y'all.
Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:08 AM (Enq6K)
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Well, if that happens, you know who will be right behind you.

We can hang out together in banned camp.



Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:09 AM (UoSKV)


Who's bringing the flute?
Posted by: buzzion



This one time at banned camp...

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 10:11 AM (FeRav)

186 180 Is it me or do most of the women in these portraits possess manish facial features?
Posted by: steve walsh at September 12, 2017 10:10 AM (JfJ05)

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Shut up, h8er

They identify as women.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2017 10:11 AM (J2oJa)

187 Who's bringing the flute?
Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 10:10 AM (cAnNx)
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I don't know, but I've got you down for the harp.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:11 AM (UoSKV)

188 154 The State of Illinois just started taking $142 more out of my take-home pay.

Gotta pay those retiring patronage workers their enormous unfounded pensions, doncha know.

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I am altering our deal. Pray I don't alter it further.

Posted by: Illinois at September 12, 2017 10:06 AM (J2oJa)
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Not to mention the lovely soda tax now in effect in Cook/Crook County Illinois - a penny per ounce adds up fast. Not to mention it is charged on sugar/corn syrup/diet drinks - basically anything besides water or 100% juice.

And the city of Chicago charges an extra tax on bottled water so you can't even get that without paying extra.

Michael Bloomberg (spit) is spending millions of dollars supporting this stupid tax and is going to attack any candidate who tries to primary the corrupt politicos who implemented this tax.

Posted by: Boots at September 12, 2017 10:11 AM (EBwPV)

189 Nice portrait. Interesting that her face is smooth as marble. Only the ear and hands give the appearance of flesh, the neck too. If you lined up subject w/La Streisand I bet Babs' beak would be more prominent.

Posted by: kallisto at September 12, 2017 10:11 AM (n6gcM)

190 Legitimizing the bastard offspring of renaissance bigshots was as routine back then as renewing your license plates is now.

Henry I of England (think Lion in Winter) told his illegitimate son that his 3 legitimate sons were the REAL bastards.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:12 AM (qyZxC)

191 Not really Laura. No hump.




Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at September 12, 2017 10:13 AM (HKM9P)

192 Carnivals used to charge 50 cents to look at what we see here every morning... and you had to stand under a smelly tent.... there must be a reason for our morning suffering..

Posted by: kraken at September 12, 2017 10:13 AM (zSVEm)

193 Good thing he's not here.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:06 AM (UoSKV)


I fully expect to be banned soon.


Been nice knowing y'all.
Posted by: Tami
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That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works.

Those who have been in the service know that when one member of a troop screws up, the entire platoon might be doing push-ups in consequence.

Here, just one snarky comment about a cob might result in an en mass punishment. See: Yoko, Ottoman dude, Dutchess of Ugly

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 10:13 AM (9tO1t)

194 Not to mention the lovely soda tax now in effect in Cook/Crook County Illinois - a penny per ounce adds up fast. Not to mention it is charged on sugar/corn syrup/diet drinks - basically anything besides water or 100% juice.

And the city of Chicago charges an extra tax on bottled water so you can't even get that without paying extra.



If you get too cold
I'll tax the heat
If you take a walk
I'll tax your feet

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 10:13 AM (493sH)

195 The answer to "What Happened?" is contained here:
https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/275297/

The polls and the Hillary campaign used a voting model that assumed that the lower the education level of the voter, the lower the turnout percentage for them. Since Hillary voters were heavily skewed toward those with advanced degrees this skewed the polls for her.

In their, the polls, defense this turnout model had likely been correct in the previous two (or more) Presidential elections as the candidates that ran had little appeal to working class voters, many of whom have little time to stand in line to vote on a Tuesday and so have to have some good reason to do so.

Posted by: geoffb5 at September 12, 2017 10:13 AM (zOpu5)

196 And death to the Sonobi territorial incursion...

Posted by: kraken at September 12, 2017 10:13 AM (zSVEm)

197 Will there be free Wifi?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 10:11 AM (EyPfd)
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I hope so. Do you know how to do that? If so, you're invited too.

Who's bringing the ice cream?

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:14 AM (UoSKV)

198 Where's my movie? DC is guano.

Posted by: Hawkman at September 12, 2017 10:15 AM (bc2Lc)

199
173 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2017 10:02 AM (veoSD)

There are a lot of Mike getting pissy stories out there. A favorite of mine was when he was painting the Last Judgement. One of the cardinals complained about all the nudity. Mike painted his portrait as donkey-eared Minos, the gatekeeper of Hell.

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 10:08 AM (nwqNw)






And another of Mike's critics was painted into the Last Judgement as St Bartholomew (who was martyred by flaying), holding the skinners knife and a flayed skin. The skin has Michelangelo's face, in fact his only known self-portrait.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2017 10:15 AM (veoSD)

200 Here, just one snarky comment about a cob might result in an en mass punishment. See: Yoko, Ottoman dude, Dutchess of Ugly
Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 10:13 AM (9tO1t)
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Mr. Hammer, please, keep it down. Let's let sleeping cobs lie. We don't want to wake him up.

And for heaven's sake please plug in your laptop or phone or whatever's on low battery. You're making me nervous.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:15 AM (UoSKV)

201 Henry I of England (think Lion in Winter) told his illegitimate son that his 3 legitimate sons were the REAL bastards.

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Erm, the Lion in Winter was Hank the Deuce.

Henry I died without a legitimate heir, which sparked the period fondly known as The Anarchy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2017 10:15 AM (J2oJa)

202 Here, just one snarky comment about a cob might result in an en mass punishment. See: Yoko, Ottoman dude, Dutchess of Ugly

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 10:13 AM (9tO1t)


Will there be intermittent fasting?

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:15 AM (Enq6K)

203 Methinks with those fingers Sonora Buttafucci could deliver some happy endings.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2017 10:05 AM (YV+SU)

And have a prostate massage subspecialty.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 12, 2017 10:16 AM (6MRrv)

204 Baucus says it's like gay marriage-- the opposition just disappeared.


It hasn't disappeared, in fact, it's going to get Roy Moore elected to the Senate.

Like Roe v Wade, Kennedy just invented law to overturn 200+ years of US jurisprudence. His name is a stink in the nostrils of all Americans.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2017 10:16 AM (QQ+il)

205 And the city of Chicago charges an extra tax on bottled water so you can't even get that without paying extra.
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Pfft. Here in our uber-prog town, if a business fails, they have to buy a going-out-of-business permit. I could not make this up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 10:16 AM (9tO1t)

206 I hope so. Do you know how to do that? If so, you're invited too.

Who's bringing the ice cream?

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:14 AM (UoSKV)


Not me...I'm lactose intolerant. I'll bring bacon.

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:16 AM (Enq6K)

207
I heard there were big crowds at the Barnes and Noble in NYC for the release of the Beast's book Wot Hoppened? Oh dear Hillary you are so loved, please run for president again

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 10:17 AM (493sH)

208 Cicero

That occurred to me after I I hit post.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:17 AM (qyZxC)

209 Who's bringing the flute?

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 10:10 AM (cAnNx)

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I don't know, but I've got you down for the harp.



Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:11 AM


Ouch. That's gonna hurt.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 12, 2017 10:17 AM (p+Wdc)

210 Ouch. That's gonna hurt.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 12, 2017 10:17 AM (p+Wdc)
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I've got you down for the tuba.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:17 AM (UoSKV)

211 Will there be intermittent fasting?
Posted by: Tami
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Interspersed with bouts of explosive diarrhea.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 10:18 AM (9tO1t)

212 205 And the city of Chicago charges an extra tax on bottled water so you can't even get that without paying extra.
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Pfft. Here in our uber-prog town, if a business fails, they have to buy a going-out-of-business permit. I could not make this up.

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"Nosiree mister. You're staying in business until you have a permit. I'll be here tomorrow to make sure you're still selling shit."

Gub'mint.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2017 10:18 AM (J2oJa)

213 So our Dem mayor proposes the thing Dems do best. Stealing more of our money instead of properly using the money that has already been given to them. Wants to 'temporarily' raise our property taxes by 9% to help pay for Harvey recovery. Motherf'ers spent a billion dollars on a useless rail system that should have been used for flood control measures.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 10:18 AM (D0r5+)

214 210 Ouch. That's gonna hurt.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 12, 2017 10:17 AM (p+Wdc)
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I've got you down for the tuba.



Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:17 AM (UoSKV)



Do you know what the difference is between a tuba and a toilet?

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 10:19 AM (cAnNx)

215 Agnolo Bronzino?! Harrumph.
There are better portrait painters!

https://nmwa.org/explore/
artist-profiles/lavinia-fontana

Posted by: Lavinia Fontana at September 12, 2017 10:19 AM (2835Q)

216 " Will there be intermittent fasting?
Posted by: Tami "

And bottled water.

In case Shelvie sends himself to Banned Camp.


Like the last time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 10:19 AM (EyPfd)

217 Ouch. That's gonna hurt.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 12, 2017 10:17 AM (p+Wdc)

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I've got you down for the tuba.





Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:17 AM


Well at least that has small end. Must be all that legal leg work and recipe submission I did for y'all.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 12, 2017 10:19 AM (p+Wdc)

218 Pfft. Here in our uber-prog town, if a business fails, they have to buy a going-out-of-business permit. I could not make this up.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 10:16 AM (9tO1t)
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Wow. What if you're so far behind that you can't afford to go out of business? You'll be like Charlie riding the MTA.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:19 AM (UoSKV)

219 "Henry I of England (think Lion in Winter)"

That was Henry II, and he truly was one of England's greatest kings. Henry I was a son of William the Conqueror, and his death brought about the Anarchy. (ie, reference the novel and miniseries, "Pillars of the Earth")

Posted by: Jose at September 12, 2017 10:19 AM (k1TUh)

220 And for heaven's sake please plug in your laptop or phone or whatever's on low battery. You're making me nervous.

Posted by: bluebell
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Ah! Excellent suggestion...oh, wait, the power's been off since last night.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 10:20 AM (9tO1t)

221 Re... 213...

" Temporary tax..." snicker....

Posted by: kraken at September 12, 2017 10:20 AM (zSVEm)

222 "Not to mention the lovely soda tax now in effect in Cook/Crook County Illinois - a penny per ounce adds up fast. Not to mention it is charged on sugar/corn syrup/diet drinks - basically anything besides water or 100% juice.

And the city of Chicago charges an extra tax on bottled water so you can't even get that without paying extra. "

I used to enjoy going to Chicago in November or early December to Christmas shop. I haven't done that in at least 4 years, because of the whopping sales tax.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:20 AM (ZM2xo)

223 Wow. What if you're so far behind that you can't afford to go out of business? You'll be like Charlie riding the MTA.
Posted by: bluebell
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They're doing what Progs do, creating, then feeding on carcasses. Vultures.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 10:21 AM (9tO1t)

224 OT ( I suppose) but when I call my relative in Naples, I get a busy signal every time...

Posted by: kraken at September 12, 2017 10:22 AM (zSVEm)

225 221 Re... 213...

" Temporary tax..." snicker....
Posted by: kraken at September 12, 2017 10:20 AM (zSVEm)

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The Spanish-American War Telephone Excise Tax would like to have a word with you.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 12, 2017 10:22 AM (J2oJa)

226 204

RE: Moore in AL

He'll win the GOP primary for sure. The general election looks awfully close right now-- within 4 points. I'd hate to see the DEM win down there, of all places.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:23 AM (qyZxC)

227 Well at least that has small end. Must be all that legal leg work and recipe submission I did for y'all.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 12, 2017 10:19 AM (p+Wdc)
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💙 💚 💛 💜

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:23 AM (UoSKV)

228 Audrey Hepburn's nose wasn't demure and she was rail thin with canoe feet. Somehow it all worked. I prefer quirky beauty to cookie cutter dreck. So boring.

Posted by: kallisto at September 12, 2017 10:23 AM (n6gcM)

229 "OT ( I suppose) but when I call my relative in Naples, I get a busy signal every time..."

They're like what...five hours ahead of the East Coast?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 10:24 AM (EyPfd)

230 Ah! Excellent suggestion...oh, wait, the power's been off since last night.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, on low battery at September 12, 2017 10:20 AM (9tO1t)
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Oh no. Well, I hope you have backup batteries. You can't leave us here alone.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:24 AM (UoSKV)

231 Not me...I'm lactose intolerant. I'll bring bacon.

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:16 AM (Enq6K)

And I'll bring - more bacon. Because, really, what more do you need?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:25 AM (ZM2xo)

232 "Is this what is called an 'aquiline nose'?"

Yes, like the beak of an eagle (Aquila).

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Reach for the Stars! Trump-Klingon Dictionaries are at the Outrage Outlet! at September 12, 2017 10:25 AM (hLRSq)

233 Audrey Hepburn's nose wasn't demure and she was rail thin with canoe feet.



She was a poet and didn't know it?
Her feet were long fellows?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 10:25 AM (FeRav)

234 What a tall drink of water.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 12, 2017 10:25 AM (hyuyC)

235 219

I corrected that ALREADY. I COULD have claimed it was a typo, & been believed too, because I make a lot of those.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:25 AM (qyZxC)

236
Oh no. Well, I hope you have backup batteries. You can't leave us here alone.
Posted by: bluebell
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Bwahahahahah

Posted by: Hammer's UPS and laptop at September 12, 2017 10:25 AM (9tO1t)

237 We do not negotiate with terrorists, except for unions.

Posted by: IL at September 12, 2017 10:25 AM (/qEW2)

238 231 Not me...I'm lactose intolerant. I'll bring bacon.

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:16 AM (Enq6K)

And I'll bring - more bacon. Because, really, what more do you need?
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:25 AM (ZM2xo)

Beer brats.. bacon wrapped..

Posted by: kraken at September 12, 2017 10:25 AM (zSVEm)

239 "218 Pfft. Here in our uber-prog town, if a business fails, they have to buy a going-out-of-business permit. I could not make this up."

The Chinese did that for any businesses employing more than X number of people during one of their downturns, the government was scared of unemployment. Which led to the situation of more than a few business owners secretly wiring all of their funds to Macao and laundering them through the gambling houses there, while they drained all of their companies accounts of cash and bought as many supplies as they could on credit.

Then, the evening before that months payroll checks were to be handed out, the owners and top managers would all bug out for Macao (and presumably Singapore next) while the workers would try to cash their checks and would find out that ever account owned by the company had a zero balance, and everyone connected to management had disappeared. Oh, and there were no orders for any raw materials to be processed, because all the credit had finally been tapped out.

Kind of a real life "atlas shrugged" scenario.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 10:26 AM (k1TUh)

240 Banned camp is starting to sound delicious, to be honest.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:26 AM (UoSKV)

241 232 "Is this what is called an 'aquiline nose'?"

Yes, like the beak of an eagle (Aquila).

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Reach for the Stars! Trump-Klingon Dictionaries are at the Outrage Outlet! at September 12, 2017 10:25 AM (hLRSq)

Isn't it also called a Roman nose?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:26 AM (ZM2xo)

242 Oh. Power...then 'Boom' (literally). Still a few shorts out there.

Posted by: Hammer's UPS and laptop at September 12, 2017 10:26 AM (9tO1t)

243 In a crises, never let the opportunity to raise taxes go to waste.

Posted by: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) - Dumbass at September 12, 2017 10:27 AM (6MRrv)

244 Oh. Power...then 'Boom' (literally). Still a few shorts out there.
Posted by: Hammer's UPS and laptop at September 12, 2017 10:26 AM (9tO1t)
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Well, that's good. We don't want anyone running around naked.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:27 AM (UoSKV)

245 Oh. Power...then 'Boom' (literally). Still a few shorts out there.
Posted by: Hammer's UPS and laptop at September 12, 2017 10:26 AM (9tO1t)

Squirrel, meet transformer..

Posted by: kraken at September 12, 2017 10:27 AM (zSVEm)

246 "Isn't it also called a Roman nose?"

That's Roamin' nose.

As it's roaming' all over her face

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 10:28 AM (EyPfd)

247 Banned camp is starting to sound delicious, to be honest.
Posted by: bluebell
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Little known fact- I've been ensconced at Camp Banhammer for a couple of years now. I just manage to sneak out under the wire for a little while each day.

Posted by: Hammer's UPS and laptop at September 12, 2017 10:28 AM (9tO1t)

248 He'll win the GOP primary for sure. The general election looks awfully close right now-- within 4 points. I'd hate to see the DEM win down there, of all places.


There isn't a single state-wide elected Democrat in Alabama. Zero. Nada.

The seat stays Republican.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2017 10:28 AM (QQ+il)

249 239

The Chicoms have an app for that, though-- summary execution.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:28 AM (qyZxC)

250 My nephew's wife looks strikingly like Audrey Hepburn - without the big feet and nose.

She's very nice too.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:28 AM (ZM2xo)

251 Isn't it also called a Roman nose?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:26 AM (ZM2xo)


I think so. All of the invasions never stamped that feature out. It's the eternal nose.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Reach for the Stars! Trump-Klingon Dictionaries are at the Outrage Outlet! at September 12, 2017 10:29 AM (hLRSq)

252 Who knew that if you searched the inner webs search engines for Banned Camp, that you would get hits.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 10:29 AM (EyPfd)

253 I find this commentary...insensitive.

Posted by: Jimmy Durante at September 12, 2017 10:30 AM (9tO1t)

254 And I'll bring - more bacon. Because, really, what more do you need?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:25 AM (ZM2xo
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Vodka? Gin?

Posted by: Hillary=> at September 12, 2017 10:30 AM (LISuA)

255 I find this commentary...insensitive.
Posted by: Jimmy Durante
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Me too.

Posted by: Barbara Streisand at September 12, 2017 10:30 AM (9tO1t)

256 What an unfortunate profile this woman has.

Posted by: Babs Streisand at September 12, 2017 10:30 AM (vg8iE)

257 221 Re... 213...

" Temporary tax..." snicker....
Posted by: kraken at September 12, 2017 10:20 AM (zSVEm)


Like Herpes, its the gift that you keep giving

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 12, 2017 10:31 AM (jxbfJ)

258 Little known fact- I've been ensconced at Camp Banhammer for a couple of years now. I just manage to sneak out under the wire for a little while each day.
Posted by: Hammer's UPS and laptop



Which, in what came to be called, "Hammer Time!"

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2017 10:31 AM (FeRav)

259 I'm no art connoisseur, but I do admire Michelangelo's taste in cocks.

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 12, 2017 10:32 AM (/qEW2)

260 Little known fact- I've been ensconced at Camp Banhammer for a couple of years now. I just manage to sneak out under the wire for a little while each day.
Posted by: Hammer's UPS and laptop at September 12, 2017 10:28 AM (9tO1t)
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Has anyone here tried to fix that?

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:32 AM (UoSKV)

261 And the city of Chicago charges an extra tax on bottled water so you can't even get that without paying extra. "

I used to enjoy going to Chicago in November or early December to Christmas shop. I haven't done that in at least 4 years, because of the whopping sales tax.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:20 AM (ZM2xo)


You gotta hand it to them. Since most bottled water is just rainwater that gets a bit of a filter, these Chicago goons have come THIS close to taxing the sky.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:33 AM (Pz4pT)

262 You gotta hand it to them. Since most bottled water is just rainwater that gets a bit of a filter, these Chicago goons have come THIS close to taxing the sky.
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Pikers. All of them.

Posted by: Maryland Rain Barrel Taxation Authority at September 12, 2017 10:33 AM (vg8iE)

263 She looks fine!

Posted by: Sarah Jessica Parker at September 12, 2017 10:34 AM (6MRrv)

264 Sacre Bleu, what a nez!

Posted by: Gerard Depardieu at September 12, 2017 10:34 AM (QQ+il)

265 204
Baucus says it's like gay marriage-- the opposition just disappeared.





It hasn't disappeared, in fact, it's going to get Roy Moore elected to the Senate.


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I don't believe the polls on issues like this, where the media has a relentless bias. When they ask "Do you support gay marriage?" what people hear is "Do you support gay marriage or do you want us to ruin your life, hater?"

Posted by: zmdavid at September 12, 2017 10:34 AM (xqRaG)

266 252 Who knew that if you searched the inner webs search engines for Banned Camp, that you would get hits.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 10:29 AM (EyPfd)


You NEVER search a term from this site. Don't you know that by now?!

Posted by: Tami at September 12, 2017 10:34 AM (Enq6K)

267 Definitely showing off the old Roman nose there. Girl's got quite a schnozz, but to be honest, I've seen a lot more hideous people in my day.

Hell, I've dated worse.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 12, 2017 10:35 AM (X52ZZ)

268 Like many, Cleveland State Universitys Turning Point USA chapter wanted to recognize the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. So members of the pro-capitalist student group gathered Sunday evening to chalk a memorial onto the sidewalks of the public universitys campus, an exhibit that included an American flag with the words No day shall erase you from the memory of time under it.

However, the artistic memorial didnt last long. Hours after it was created, the university removed it. An image tweeted by Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, shows a maintenance employee washing away the memorial with a power washer this morning.

When we asked why he was destroying our tribute to the victims of 9/11, [the employee] informed us that he had been ordered to do so by the universitys Director of Facilities Maintenance, Shehadeh Abdelkarim, Roberts said.

Roberts added the employee also told her the memorial was being erased because there is no chalk allowed on campus.

Weasel Zippers

Shehadeh Abdekarim? Please

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 10:35 AM (5y11N)

269 Bob Corker on retirement
Do not let the door hit you in the arse
smarmy Bob Corker Adios

Posted by: Schloss owner operator at September 12, 2017 10:35 AM (S1WrL)

270 Small, ineffective schnoz.

Posted by: Gonzo at September 12, 2017 10:36 AM (vg8iE)

271 A girl after my own heart.

Posted by: Cyrano DeBergerac at September 12, 2017 10:37 AM (6MRrv)

272 Tennessee can do much better than Corker.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2017 10:37 AM (QQ+il)

273 My nephew's wife looks strikingly like Audrey Hepburn - without the big feet and nose.

She's very nice too.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:28 AM (ZM2xo)


I went most my life not realizing Audrey and Katherine are NOT sisters. I am equally shocked to hear about Audrey's feet. Somehow I never noticed they were not fabulous, like the rest of her...

Ok, I just looked. Yeah, she's got some clodstompers on her. But the nose? Damn near perfect, if you ask me.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:37 AM (Pz4pT)

274 How do you breathe through that thing?

Posted by: Just The Punchline at September 12, 2017 10:39 AM (6MRrv)

275 Like many, Cleveland State Universitys Turning Point USA chapter wanted to recognize the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. So members of the pro-capitalist student group gathered Sunday evening to chalk a memorial onto the sidewalks of the public universitys campus, an exhibit that included an American flag with the words No day shall erase you from the memory of time under it.

However, the artistic memorial didnt last long. Hours after it was created, the university removed it. An image tweeted by Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, shows a maintenance employee washing away the memorial with a power washer this morning.

When we asked why he was destroying our tribute to the victims of 9/11, [the employee] informed us that he had been ordered to do so by the universitys Director of Facilities Maintenance, Shehadeh Abdelkarim, Roberts said.

Roberts added the employee also told her the memorial was being erased because there is no chalk allowed on campus.

Weasel Zippers

Shehadeh Abdekarim? Please
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Funny this should come up.

I was in a Six Sigma Green Belt class earlier this year. One of the participants was an employee of CSU Environmental Services. In the course of the class, one had to take a problem from their workplace and Six Sigma it.

According to the guy in the class and the data he presented, CSU's maintenance process were really AFU - things not getting done, long time to get things done, requests being ignored, etc.

But I see they were able to expedite the scrubbing of this memorial. Interesting.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 12, 2017 10:39 AM (vg8iE)

276 Trump just caved on The Wall. Says he wont push it in exchange for DACA. Man, the transfornation to full Democrat was swift. Look for single payer and gin ban within 18 months.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 10:39 AM (TWxYm)

277 Err gun ban lol

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 10:39 AM (TWxYm)

278 Uma Thurman?

Posted by: SFGoth at September 12, 2017 10:40 AM (fhf0R)

279 Call me big nose one more time and I'll take you to the fuckin cleaners!

Posted by: Michael Palin at September 12, 2017 10:40 AM (/0IRq)

280 I didn't find a sniper, but I'm pretty sure I found an Adam's apple.

Posted by: MacGruber at September 12, 2017 10:40 AM (S+el1)

281 273 My nephew's wife looks strikingly like Audrey Hepburn - without the big feet and nose.

She's very nice too.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:28 AM (ZM2xo)


I went most my life not realizing Audrey and Katherine are NOT sisters. I am equally shocked to hear about Audrey's feet. Somehow I never noticed they were not fabulous, like the rest of her...

Ok, I just looked. Yeah, she's got some clodstompers on her. But the nose? Damn near perfect, if you ask me.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:37 AM (Pz4pT)



Bunch of Dicks* around here.



*Dick Morris'. WTF are you doing looking at her feet.

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 10:40 AM (cAnNx)

282 Err gun ban lol

That joke sucked the first time.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2017 10:41 AM (QQ+il)

283 I was wracking my brain to remember some English lady who always was photographed in profile (I think she insisted on it) with a nose like that.

Edith Sitwell

And I agree about Claudia Black. Her high-bridged nose put her looks into gorgeous. I think there is a difference between a long nose (that can look like it is meeting the chin) and a high-bridged one.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 12, 2017 10:41 AM (MIKMs)

284 Inspiring.

Posted by: Drinking Bird at September 12, 2017 10:41 AM (bc2Lc)

285 Err gun ban lol

Not gin? Oh, thank me!!

Posted by: Sir Hillary at September 12, 2017 10:42 AM (6MRrv)

286 Obergefell will be overturned. It might not be until after the shooting starts, though.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 12, 2017 10:42 AM (398bZ)

287 Something about her face I don't trust.

Posted by: Pinocchio at September 12, 2017 10:42 AM (/qEW2)

288 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 12, 2017 10:28 AM (ZM2xo)


I went most my life not realizing Audrey and Katherine are NOT sisters. I am equally shocked to hear about Audrey's feet. Somehow I never noticed they were not fabulous, like the rest of her...

Ok, I just looked. Yeah, she's got some clodstompers on her. But the nose? Damn near perfect, if you ask me.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:37 AM (Pz4pT)

Bunch of Dicks* around here.


*Dick Morris'. WTF are you doing looking at her feet.
Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 10:40 AM (cAnNx)


...Is my point!!

I never bothered to notice her feet before. But I just did a pic search, and yeah, her feet are rather mannish.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:42 AM (Pz4pT)

289 She is a VAST improvement over yesterday.

Posted by: Eromero at September 12, 2017 10:43 AM (zLDYs)

290 You gotta hand it to them. Since most bottled water is just rainwater
that gets a bit of a filter, these Chicago goons have come THIS close to
taxing the sky.


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What ? It's rain water ? But it says Aquafina !

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 10:44 AM (QC/4S)

291 Henry I was a son of William the Conqueror, and his death brought about the Anarchy. (ie, reference the novel and miniseries, "Pillars of the Earth")
Posted by: Jose at September 12, 2017 10:19 AM (k1TUh)

Another good book about this period is the historical fiction novel "While Christ and His Saints Slept". It really gets into the dysfunction of this family, but you really feel for King Stephen. He portrayed as too good a man to be king.

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 10:44 AM (nwqNw)

292 I never bothered to notice her feet before. But I just did a pic search, and yeah, her feet are rather mannish.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:42 AM (Pz4pT)
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Probably from all the years of ballet. It really does a number on feet.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:44 AM (UoSKV)

293 >>>Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 10:35 AM (5y11N)

The Long March. It's not just for Marxists. This is the "soft jihad" part.

Posted by: CAIR at September 12, 2017 10:44 AM (/qEW2)

294 Three words: "Zippy the Pinhead" or perhaps in this instance: "Zippy the Pinhead's Ugly Sister"

Posted by: Publius Redux at September 12, 2017 10:45 AM (Fb9aZ)

295 Re: Cook Co. Soda Tax... I can't wait to see how that money is wasted/stolen/mis-appropriated/re-appropriated...
The Machine grins in anticipation.

Posted by: klaftern at September 12, 2017 10:45 AM (RuIsu)

296 Bet she sings great.

Posted by: Bob Dylan at September 12, 2017 10:45 AM (6MRrv)

297 Corey Chase also has big feet....maybe,I don't know,I never noticed..
Ted Cruz

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 10:46 AM (rmVvL)

298
Caitlyn would be a vast improvement over the Ugly Duchess. Lou Grant in a dress as well.

And you know what they say about women with big noses..............

Actually, what do they say about them? I don't really know. Something rigs a bell, but I can't place it....

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 12, 2017 10:46 AM (8O3HH)

299 And you know what they say about women with big noses..............
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I dunno. What do they say about women with big fat asses?

Posted by: Lena Dunham at September 12, 2017 10:47 AM (vg8iE)

300 Sacre Bleu!! What a honker.

Posted by: Gerard Depardieu at September 12, 2017 10:47 AM (6MRrv)

301 276 Trump just caved on The Wall. Says he wont push it in exchange for DACA. Man, the transfornation to full Democrat was swift. Look for single payer and gin ban within 18 months.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 10:39 AM (TWxYm)

I'm getting nervous.

Posted by: WisRich at September 12, 2017 10:47 AM (G0vdT)

302 Re: Cook Co. Soda Tax... I can't wait to see how that money is wasted/stolen/mis-appropriated/re-appropriated...
The Machine grins in anticipation.

Posted by: klaftern at September 12, 2017 10:45 AM (RuIsu)



I'm sure people are either not buying as much or buying it in other counties. It never brings in as much money as they anticipate because people will try to get around it as best they can. So they'll increase the tax in a couple of years

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 10:48 AM (493sH)

303 You gotta hand it to them. Since most bottled water is just rainwater
that gets a bit of a filter, these Chicago goons have come THIS close to
taxing the sky.


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What ? It's rain water ? But it says Aquafina !
Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 10:44 AM (QC/4S)


Penn and Teller:

https://vimeo.com/193125042

Language warning, obviously. Skip to about 16:40 if you want the bottled water part.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:48 AM (Pz4pT)

304 >> Corey Chase also has big feet....maybe

Boob job is a bit unfortunate, as well. Not bad, but soemtimes they get that unfortunate nipples pointing in different directions effect. Sort of looks like retard eyes looking in different directions.

El Cheapo bad boob jobs are a real problem with these babes.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 12, 2017 10:49 AM (8O3HH)

305 Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 10:35 AM (5y11N)

Weasel Zippers commenter Mandy Manners has dug up a bunch of stuff about the islamic center that guy is head of. Known for supporting terrorism under the guy he took over from.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 12, 2017 10:49 AM (rp9xB)

306 >>>But I just did a pic search, and yeah, her feet are rather mannish.

I'm sorry, but that claim doesn't pass the smell test. Case dismissed.

Posted by: Justice Tarantino at September 12, 2017 10:49 AM (/qEW2)

307 Now, now, now . . . she is just fine and probably a very sweet girl.

Posted by: Owen Wilson at September 12, 2017 10:50 AM (6MRrv)

308 ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland judge ordered the state bar to open an investigation Monday into the three lawyers who helped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delete her private emails.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said the complaints lodged against David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were egregious and the state bar couldn't dismiss them as frivolous.

"There are allegations of destroying evidence," Judge Harris said at a hearing Monday morning.

He said the state's rules require the bar to conduct investigations no matter who raises the complaint and can't brush aside accusations.

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at September 12, 2017 10:50 AM (e8kgV)

309 I never bothered to notice her feet before. But I just did a pic search, and yeah, her feet are rather mannish.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:42 AM (Pz4pT)
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Probably from all the years of ballet. It really does a number on feet.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:44 AM (UoSKV)


They're gunboat length. Ballet didn't cause that.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:51 AM (Pz4pT)

310
I find this commentary...insensitive.
Posted by: Jimmy Durante
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Me too.
Posted by: Barbara Streisand


I knew you were going to say that.

Posted by: The Mule at September 12, 2017 10:51 AM (IqV8l)

311 "Weasel Zippers commenter Mandy Manners has dug up a bunch of stuff about the islamic center that guy is head of. "

Mandy should be an official internet detective.

Some of the stuff she finds is incredible.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 10:51 AM (EyPfd)

312 >> I dunno. What do they say about women with big fat asses?

(Normal) men really don't make passes at women with big fat asses.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 12, 2017 10:51 AM (8O3HH)

313 So the Klingons are deplorables in the new Trek? Does that mean the Federation is the Clinton Foundation?

Good thing the pilot for The Orville was great. Too bad it's on FOX.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 12, 2017 10:51 AM (3J/LN)

314 244 Oh. Power...then 'Boom' (literally). Still a few shorts out there.
Posted by: Hammer's UPS and laptop at September 12, 2017 10:26 AM (9tO1t)
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Well, that's good. We don't want anyone running around naked.


In this case, it's probably Barbuda shorts, the less-well-known cousin to the famous Bermuda shorts.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 12, 2017 10:52 AM (v3pYe)

315 Trump just caved on The Wall. Says he wont push it in exchange for DACA. Man, the transfornation to full Democrat was swift. Look for single payer and gin ban within 18 months.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 10:39 AM (TWxYm)


Say hello to one term if it's true.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 10:52 AM (493sH)

316 She must have been known for tickling a man's belly while pleasuring him!

Posted by: Very Undude at September 12, 2017 10:52 AM (8nAzo)

317 (Normal) men really don't make passes at women with big fat asses.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 12, 2017 10:51 AM (8O3HH)

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That's why you're a hater and that's why I now fuck horses exclusively.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at September 12, 2017 10:52 AM (vg8iE)

318 310 Posted by: The Mule at September 12, 2017 10:51 AM (IqV8l)

I see what you did there.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 12, 2017 10:53 AM (sGtp+)

319
Look for single payer and gin ban within 18 months.
Posted by: #neverskankles


I'll make some in the bath tub.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2017 10:53 AM (IqV8l)

320 >> I dunno. What do they say about women with big fat asses?

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Make the rocking world go round

Posted by: auscolpyr at September 12, 2017 10:54 AM (suO/a)

321 Look for single payer and gin ban within 18 months.
Posted by: #neverskankles

I'll make some in the bath tub.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2017 10:53 AM (IqV8l)

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I'm soaking in it.

Posted by: Hillary! at September 12, 2017 10:54 AM (vg8iE)

322
Here in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner wants a "temporary" property tax increase to pay for city equipment damaged by Harvey. Homeowners trying to get back on their feet and their houses repaired will be asked to "contribute" an average of $150.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2017 10:55 AM (BWL+E)

323
I like my naughty nannies of the Cory Chase variety.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 12, 2017 10:55 AM (8O3HH)

324 They're gunboat length. Ballet didn't cause that.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:51 AM (Pz4pT)
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Whoa. I just looked it up and supposedly she wore size 10.5. I'm the same height as she was and I wear size 9, and that's big enough. Yikes.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:55 AM (UoSKV)

325 " >> I dunno. What do they say about women with big fat asses?

-----

Make the rocking world go round"

Heh.

Posted by: The Kardashian Big Ass Gene at September 12, 2017 10:55 AM (EyPfd)

326
Homeowners trying to get back on their feet and their houses repaired will be asked to "contribute" an average of $150.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2017 10:55 AM


"Asked"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2017 10:56 AM (IqV8l)

327 Trump just caved on The Wall. Says he wont push it in exchange for DACA. Man, the transfornation to full Democrat was swift. Look for single payer and gin ban within 18 months.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 10:39 AM (TWxYm)


Say hello to one term if it's true.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 10:52 AM (493sH)

A) Link?
B) It's GOOD he will not trade it for DACA

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 10:56 AM (5y11N)

328
Just imagine what Tarantino would've done if could've directed her.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 12, 2017 10:57 AM (8O3HH)

329 Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 10:52 AM (493sH)

Neverskankles means their name. He's never been a fan of Trump and, now that Hellary is almost certainly permanently out of the picture, is very quick to come running with anything that may make Trump look bad. It's very worthwhile to give any of his claims the 24 hour treatment.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 12, 2017 10:57 AM (rp9xB)

330 ""Asked"


Yeh, that word they are using.

I don't think it means what they think it means.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 12, 2017 10:57 AM (EyPfd)

331 328 A scene with her crushing tomates...

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 10:58 AM (rmVvL)

332 Neverskankles means their name. He's never been a fan of Trump and, now that Hellary is almost certainly permanently out of the picture, is very quick to come running with anything that may make Trump look bad. It's very worthwhile to give any of his claims the 24 hour treatment.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 12, 2017 10:57 AM (rp9xB)

Exactly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 10:59 AM (5y11N)

333 322
Here in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner wants a "temporary" property tax increase to pay for city equipment damaged by Harvey. Homeowners trying to get back on their feet and their houses repaired will be asked to "contribute" an average of $150.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2017 10:55 AM (BWL+E)


Yes because even after all of the hurricane damage, homeowners have all this extra cash on hand they'd just love to donate.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at September 12, 2017 10:59 AM (bjWNl)

334 "I'm getting nervous."

Just quit worrying and know that Trump's campaign motto in 2020 is gonna be "No This Time I really, really, mean it, I really AM gonna build that wall!!"

And nothing is going to happen after that, either. Just accept it, it goes down easier that way.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 10:59 AM (k1TUh)

335 A scene with her crushing tomates...

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 10:58 AM (rmVvL)


Stomping grapes with me.

Posted by: Lucy Ricardo at September 12, 2017 10:59 AM (6MRrv)

336 Trump just caved on The Wall. Says he wont push it in exchange for DACA. Man, the transfornation to full Democrat was swift.

How so? If it means he won't accept DACA to get the wall, that's exactly what we want.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 12, 2017 11:00 AM (3J/LN)

337 They're gunboat length. Ballet didn't cause that.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:51 AM (Pz4pT)
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Whoa. I just looked it up and supposedly she wore size 10.5. I'm the same height as she was and I wear size 9, and that's big enough. Yikes.

Posted by: bluebell at September 12, 2017 10:55 AM (UoSKV)


As I'm sure you know, 9 is average for women.

And I'm not necessarily believing 10.5 for her.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 11:00 AM (Pz4pT)

338 Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 10:48 AM (Pz4pT)

Hilarious !!!

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 11:00 AM (QC/4S)

339 275 But I see they were able to expedite the scrubbing of this memorial. Interesting.

Yeah, well, when I was a teacher's aide for the EE department at USU back in the early '80s, a bunch of us had to move a collection of heavy filing cabinets around the offices of the administration building. Because one of the people involved was the wife of the dean of the EE department.

Universities have ways of getting things done quickly when they are sufficiently motivated.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 12, 2017 11:00 AM (sGtp+)

340 Here in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner wants a "temporary" property tax increase to pay for city equipment damaged by Harvey. Homeowners trying to get back on their feet and their houses repaired will be asked to "contribute" an average of $150.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2017 10:55 AM (BWL+E)

Yes because even after all of the hurricane damage, homeowners have all this extra cash on hand they'd just love to donate.
========

Perfect opportunity for the torch and pitchfork mob to show up to deal with this fucker. No one would care under these circumstances. Dare the fuckers to raise the taxes.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 12, 2017 11:00 AM (vg8iE)

341 If I had a time machine I would go back and find the bastard responsible for that "roman" nose and put a bullet in his fucking head.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at September 12, 2017 11:01 AM (aMlLZ)

342 I would like to know what she is point to on the page with those two fingers.

Posted by: Ripley at September 12, 2017 11:01 AM (fVGR3)

343 315 Trump just caved on The Wall. Says he wont push it in exchange for DACA. Man, the transfornation to full Democrat was swift. Look for single payer and gin ban within 18 months.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 10:39 AM (TWxYm)

You've been on a mission to get people to turn on Trump while claiming you were a big supporter once. Sell that to someone else.

What the WH said is they would not use the DACA legislation as a bargaining chip for the Wall funding.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 11:01 AM (D0r5+)

344 >>Here in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner wants a "temporary" property tax increase to pay for city equipment damaged by Harvey.


Wasn't there a Harvey aid bill passed by Congress?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 12, 2017 11:01 AM (W+vEI)

345 The usual suspects ae getting nervous.Whatever.Trump is far better than Hillary and any of the other GOP assholes she would have beaten handily anyway.

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 11:02 AM (rmVvL)

346 Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at September 12, 2017 11:01 AM (aMlLZ)

Did you inherit it?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 12, 2017 11:02 AM (rp9xB)

347 Trump just caved on The Wall. Says he wont push it in exchange for DACA. Man, the transfornation to full Democrat was swift.

How so? If it means he won't accept DACA to get the wall, that's exactly what we want.
Posted by: Ian S. at September 12, 2017 11:00 AM (3J/LN)

Actually I just read the statement and it was NOT by PDT but some legislative assistant and it did not really rule anything in or out or make any suggestion about what kind of DACA legislation PDY favors.

Much to do about nothing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 11:03 AM (5y11N)

348 Here in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner wants a "temporary" property tax increase to pay for city equipment damaged by Harvey.
=====

What do they call people who raise prices in the face of disaster? Profiteers?

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 12, 2017 11:03 AM (MIKMs)

349 As I'm sure you know, 9 is average for women.



And I'm not necessarily believing 10.5 for her.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 11:00 AM (Pz4pT)


Phrasing?

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 12, 2017 11:04 AM (6MRrv)

350 I believe Laura is pointing out the chapter wherein a good bodice ripping strikes her fancy.

Posted by: Fritz at September 12, 2017 11:04 AM (2Mnv1)

351 Does anyone know what exactly our esteemed Speaker of the House is actually doing? He seems to be blocking all sorts of legislation on our side. So what is he actually doing?

Posted by: blaster at September 12, 2017 11:05 AM (lALnC)

352 "say hello to one term if it's true".

Really? Who's going to challenge him and be credible on immigration - Bob Corker? Paul Ryan? Kunt Kasich?

After his less than stellar 2016 attempt, do you see any kind of groundswell of support building for Cruz? *even though I have always liked him a lot)

and it's a foregone conclusion that the Dems are gonna nominate a fullblown communist next time, if not Sanders, then a Sanders disciple like Kamela Harris.

So who is going to knock Trump off his perch - Seriously?

Trump could cook and eat a whole litter of cute little puppies on live TV and he's still gonna be re-elected.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 11:05 AM (k1TUh)

353 Today's pic is WAY better than time traveling Charles Krauthammer.

She at least has an interesting profile, like a bird of prey.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 12, 2017 11:05 AM (xJa6I)

354 >>> If I had a time machine I would go back and find the bastard responsible for that "roman" nose and put a bullet in his fucking head.

I've survived worse, Sonny.

Posted by: Noah at September 12, 2017 11:05 AM (U0v/A)

355 Does anyone know what exactly our esteemed Speaker of the House is actually doing? He seems to be blocking all sorts of legislation on our side. So what is he actually doing?

Posted by: blaster at September 12, 2017 11:05 AM (lALnC)

=======

Why, P90X if you must ask. The guys on Grindr just love ripped abs!

Posted by: Pauli Girl on the DL at September 12, 2017 11:06 AM (vg8iE)

356 I like pies.

Posted by: Cory Chase at September 12, 2017 11:07 AM (XFue2)

357 I'm going to the New York Comic Con next month, and there are two panels I'd like to attend, but both are at the same time. One is with the stars of Archer, and includes a sneak peak at the new season, and the other is the same deal, but with the new Netflix Punisher series. Which should I attend?

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 11:07 AM (7HtZB)

358 A) Link?
B) It's GOOD he will not trade it for DACA

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 10:56 AM (5y11N)


Add that I think I will wait a couple of days because all of this "Trump is betraying us!" stuff seems get debunked in that time period.

There are way too many people with their own agendas saying too many things that are not true for me to take anything at face value.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Reach for the Stars! Trump-Klingon Dictionaries are at the Outrage Outlet! at September 12, 2017 11:08 AM (hLRSq)

359 357 I'm going to the New York Comic Con next month, and there are two panels I'd like to attend, but both are at the same time. One is with the stars of Archer, and includes a sneak peak at the new season, and the other is the same deal, but with the new Netflix Punisher series. Which should I attend?

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 11:07 AM (7HtZB)



Bet there will be less bashing of conservatives at The Punisher.

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 11:08 AM (cAnNx)

360 As I'm sure you know, 9 is average for women.



And I'm not necessarily believing 10.5 for her.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 11:00 AM (Pz4pT)


Phrasing?
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 12, 2017 11:04 AM (6MRrv)


I am drop dead serious when I say it never occurred to me to consider that other meaning.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 11:09 AM (Pz4pT)

361 A member of Lafayette College's student government recently resigned because it included "conservative students" in a report on "inclusive dialogue."


"how dangerous and violent it is to equate the marginalization of students of color (or other groups) to conservative students who 'feel' marginalized,"

My marginalization is better than your marginalization.

I don't know what drugs this guy is using, but he should definitely share .. to bring about world peace.

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at September 12, 2017 11:09 AM (e8kgV)

362 Actually I just read the statement and it was NOT by PDT but some legislative assistant and it did not really rule anything in or out or make any suggestion about what kind of DACA legislation PDY favors.

Much to do about nothing
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 11:03 AM (5y11N)

He's methodically throwing away his leverage on getting the wall/boarder security. If he's not willing to hold the Debt ceiling, budget, DACA hostage for it, where exactly does he think he's going to get the votes?

Of course, that assumes he was serious about the wall in the first place. If not, then he's a one termer.

Posted by: WisRich at September 12, 2017 11:09 AM (G0vdT)

363 "So what is he actually doing?"

I think I can answer your question visually.

Touch the tip of your right thumb to the tips of your first two fingers, and hold that position. Now hold your arm straight in front of you, and then drop your hand to your waist. Then raise your arm again, then drop it again. Repeat as necessary.

That's what the esteemed Speaker of the House is doing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 11:09 AM (k1TUh)

364 Add that I think I will wait a couple of days because all of this "Trump is betraying us!" stuff seems get debunked in that time period.

There are way too many people with their own agendas saying too many things that are not true for me to take anything at face value.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Reach for the Stars! Trump-Klingon Dictionaries are at the Outrage Outlet! at September 12, 2017 11:08 AM (hLRSq)

I found..it was not PDT but some legislative Aid and it was a nothing statement that ruled nothing in or out. And absurd to use to attack PDT unless you have this big huge ax to grind

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 11:10 AM (5y11N)

365 357 I'm going to the New York Comic Con next month, and there are two panels I'd like to attend, but both are at the same time. One is with the stars of Archer, and includes a sneak peak at the new season, and the other is the same deal, but with the new Netflix Punisher series. Which should I attend?
Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 11:07 AM (7HtZB)

Archer.

Posted by: Cory Chase at September 12, 2017 11:10 AM (XFue2)

366 He's methodically throwing away his leverage on getting the wall/boarder security. If he's not willing to hold the Debt ceiling, budget, DACA hostage for it, where exactly does he think he's going to get the votes?

Of course, that assumes he was serious about the wall in the first place. If not, then he's a one termer.
Posted by: WisRich at September 12, 2017 11:09 AM (G0vdT)

Did you actually read the statement or just venting?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 11:11 AM (5y11N)

367 363 "So what is he actually doing?"

I think I can answer your question visually.

Touch the tip of your right thumb to the tips of your first two fingers, and hold that position. Now hold your arm straight in front of you, and then drop your hand to your waist. Then raise your arm again, then drop it again. Repeat as necessary.

That's what the esteemed Speaker of the House is doing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2017 11:09 AM (k1TUh)



I was going to say, make a fist put it near your face and move it towards your mouth and then back, while when you move it towards press your tongue against the opposite cheek and repeat.

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 11:12 AM (cAnNx)

368 Yeah, but what is she reading? That's the only important question.

Posted by: sinalco at September 12, 2017 11:12 AM (sNYFR)

369 348,
"What do they call people who raise prices in the face of disaster? Profiteers?"

Gougers.

Posted by: geoffb5 at September 12, 2017 11:13 AM (zOpu5)

370 Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 11:10 AM (5y11N)

Thanks. So in other words "the usual nonsense."

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Reach for the Stars! Trump-Klingon Dictionaries are at the Outrage Outlet! at September 12, 2017 11:13 AM (hLRSq)

371 Ive never been a Trimp fan? LoL. I was a yuuge fan. But I will not blindlyfollow him when he is wrong. The wall was his number 1 issue. And he just pissed it away.

But i know, better than Hillary right?

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 11:13 AM (TWxYm)

372 Yeah, but what is she reading? That's the only important question.

What happened by Hillary Clinton... Found it in the bargain bin

Posted by: It's me donna at September 12, 2017 11:13 AM (O2RFr)

373 Bannon has endorsed Takanian in his NV Senate primary challenge to the execrable GOP RINO incumbent.

So I may send Danny a check. He seems to be getting viable.

Nice GOP Senators you got there, Nevada and Arizona! Be a shame if anything happened to them in the primary.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 11:13 AM (qyZxC)

374 Um yeah,troll.

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 11:14 AM (rmVvL)

375 That's a roaming nose.

Posted by: Al Molinaro at September 12, 2017 11:14 AM (bc2Lc)

376
I wonder what kind of videos Ryan #Likes?

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 12, 2017 11:14 AM (8O3HH)

377 Did you actually read the statement or just venting?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 11:11 AM (5y11N)

Venting. But I'm also not blind to what's happening in DC. Trump has started his move towards the Dem's. Was the debt deal a "one off". Likely not. R's.

I can see Trump making a dozen's of excuses why we don't need the wall anymore and it'll be all BS.

Posted by: WisRich at September 12, 2017 11:14 AM (G0vdT)

378 Will there be chicks that dress up like Lana Kane at the Archer panel?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at September 12, 2017 11:15 AM (r5KeJ)

379 365 357 I'm going to the New York Comic Con next month, and there are two panels I'd like to attend, but both are at the same time. One is with the stars of Archer, and includes a sneak peak at the new season, and the other is the same deal, but with the new Netflix Punisher series. Which should I attend?
Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 11:07 AM (7HtZB)

Archer.
Posted by: Cory Chase at September 12, 2017 11:10 AM (XFue2)

Will you & your stepdaughter be attending?

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 11:15 AM (7HtZB)

380 Ive never been a Trimp fan? LoL. I was a yuuge fan. But I will not blindlyfollow him when he is wrong. The wall was his number 1 issue. And he just pissed it away.

But i know, better than Hillary right?

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 11:13 AM (TWxYm)



Thanks for confirming your essential unreliability. LOL.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Reach for the Stars! Trump-Klingon Dictionaries are at the Outrage Outlet! at September 12, 2017 11:15 AM (hLRSq)

381 Sonobi delenda est !

Posted by: Cato the Elder at September 12, 2017 11:15 AM (QC/4S)

382

"how dangerous and violent it is to equate the marginalization of students of color (or other groups) to conservative students who 'feel' marginalized,"


He lets slip the truth that it's all a really just byzantine maze designed to silence political opposition.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 11:15 AM (oVJmc)

383 376
I wonder what kind of videos Ryan #Likes?

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 12, 2017 11:14 AM (8O3HH)



Lotta free time on those flights back to Wisconsin every week.

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 11:15 AM (cAnNx)

384 The House passed bill that includes $15.25 billion in aid for hurricane Harvey damage. Is it wrong to assume that some portion of that $15 billion can likely be used by Houston to replace whatever so that they don't need to implement a temporary (LOL) property tax?

Talk about opportunistic price gauging, Mr. Houston Mayor!!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 12, 2017 11:15 AM (W+vEI)

385 I wonder what kind of videos Ryan #Likes?

==

his own

IYKWIM

Posted by: Cato the Elder at September 12, 2017 11:16 AM (QC/4S)

386 Talk about opportunistic price gauging, Mr. Houston Mayor!

Dem. or Rep,?!

Posted by: It's me donna at September 12, 2017 11:16 AM (O2RFr)

387 Posted by: WisRich at September 12, 2017 11:09 AM

I believe that is a legitimate concern but he is still pursuing funding for the Wall contrary to the misinformation always provided by neverskankles.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 11:16 AM (D0r5+)

388 CAto, shmato

Posted by: runner at September 12, 2017 11:17 AM (QC/4S)

389 When did the 'conservative' position become raising the debt limit long-term vs. short term?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 11:17 AM (oVJmc)

390 "What do they call people who raise prices in the face of disaster? Profiteers?"

Gougers.


Posted by: geoffb5 at September 12, 2017 11:13 AM (zOpu5)

Graying Cougars? Granny Cougars?

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 12, 2017 11:17 AM (6MRrv)

391 Venting. But I'm also not blind to what's happening in DC. Trump has started his move towards the Dem's. Was the debt deal a "one off". Likely not. R's.

I can see Trump making a dozen's of excuses why we don't need the wall anymore and it'll be all BS.
Posted by: WisRich at September 12, 2017 11:14 AM (G0vdT)

The Debt ceiling was going up, it always does
He shot one across the bow of the RINOs and they needed it
And he has NEVER said we don't need the Wall, quite the contrary.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 11:17 AM (5y11N)

392 The Beak That Launched A Thousand Ships

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 11:17 AM (2wRtc)

393 Yeah,he's going to move towards the party that says vile things about him constantly.Trump is known for his forgiving nature.

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2017 11:18 AM (rmVvL)

394 392 The Beak That Launched A Thousand Ships


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 11:17 AM (2wRtc)



Her sneeze would generate quite the breeze for the sails to catch.

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 11:19 AM (cAnNx)

395 >>>>He's methodically throwing away his leverage on getting the wall/boarder
security. If he's not willing to hold the Debt ceiling, budget, DACA
hostage for it, where exactly does he think he's going to get the votes?



Of course, that assumes he was serious about the wall in the first place. If not, then he's a one termer.
.
.
.Newsflash, he was never going to get the wall. As soon as ryan and mccain started $hitting all over him in public I knew that it was never going to happen.

Right now Trump is fighting his own party and they will refuse to give him anything and ryan has veto authority over any bill that comes up, so there will never be a wall as long as ryan is there. Things may change after next November though.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 12, 2017 11:19 AM (+Dllb)

396 392 The Beak That Launched A Thousand Ships


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 11:17 AM (2wRtc)


Beak, or Space Catapult?

Posted by: Hikaru at September 12, 2017 11:19 AM (CMbMd)

397 McConnell weak sauce " Your debt deal wasn't such a good deal."


No shit, McTurtle.
Only took you a week to figure that out, huh?

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 11:19 AM (2wRtc)

398 396. Nasal Gold Mine.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 11:20 AM (Z+eeJ)

399 McConnell weak sauce " Your debt deal wasn't such a good deal."


No shit, McTurtle.
Only took you a week to figure that out, huh?
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 11:19 AM (2wRtc)

I think that was directed at the Dems, and the deal is not as good for them as THEY think.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 11:20 AM (5y11N)

400 He lets slip the truth that it's all a really just byzantine maze designed to silence political opposition.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 11:15 AM (oVJmc)


Roman, not Byzantine.

Oh crap. Sorry. Thought you were referring to her nose. Well, whatever....

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 12, 2017 11:20 AM (CPk08)

401 371 Ive never been a Trimp fan? LoL. I was a yuuge fan. But I will not blindlyfollow him when he is wrong. The wall was his number 1 issue. And he just pissed it away.

But i know, better than Hillary right?
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 11:13 AM (TWxYm)

I'm no Trump fan but you need to quit providing misinformation. You definitely have an agenda.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 11:20 AM (D0r5+)

402 390 "What do they call people who raise prices in the face of disaster? Profiteers?"

Gougers.


Posted by: geoffb5 at September 12, 2017 11:13 AM (zOpu5)

Graying Cougars? Granny Cougars?
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 12, 2017 11:17 AM (6MRrv)

I have all 3 of those niches covered.

Posted by: Cory Chase at September 12, 2017 11:21 AM (XFue2)

403 CBD, what did we do to you? How did we displease you or make you angry to inflict these ..."paintings" on us?

I clicked on Ace yesterday for the art thread, saw that monstrosity, and left. And now this.

You are a cruel, cruel man.

(Still love ya to bits, but really, can we have something pretty, please?????)

Posted by: moki at September 12, 2017 11:21 AM (V+V48)

404 If Ryan's constituents love him, because they are purple, how can he be removed as speaker?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2017 11:22 AM (/qEW2)

405 "What do they call people who raise prices in the face of disaster? Profiteers?"



Politicians

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 12, 2017 11:22 AM (493sH)

406 Roman, not Byzantine.

Oh crap. Sorry. Thought you were referring to her nose. Well, whatever....
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 12, 2017 11:20 AM (CPk0

It's all good. There's enough nose there to cover the Western & Eastern Empires.

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2017 11:22 AM (7HtZB)

407
Posted by: #neverskankles
==

A few more posts and we will know what your nick was before the election.

Nevertrumpers are emotional 9 year olds.


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 11:22 AM (2wRtc)

408 CBD, what did we do to you? How did we displease you or make you angry to inflict these ..."paintings" on us?

All power corrupts.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2017 11:23 AM (/qEW2)

409 Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 12, 2017 11:20 AM

The Byzantines identified as Romans, so you're good.

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 11:23 AM (nwqNw)

410 But Trump has not singlehandedly made all of my limited government dreams come true!

Posted by: Unicornless Joe, who failed civics class at September 12, 2017 11:24 AM (PMkYS)

411 406. Bitch has a team of Tyrolean and Polish miners working in shifts to keep the magic nose goblins at manageable levels. Brings in Cornish miners as meeded for the deeper work.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 11:24 AM (Z+eeJ)

412 Amazing how so many here are like Obama sycophants who could never see any flaws in their messiah.

Trump is selling us out on everything of importance. There will be no wall. Ocare is here to stay. Spending is not getting cut. We eill het some token tax cut, maybe.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 11:25 AM (TWxYm)

413 There was an episode of Batman the Animated series where two rich socialites, a young man and woman, become friends with The Penguin just for the sport of laughing behind his back. He was a weird outcast who thought he could be like them. Even as a kid I saw what uniquely awful people they were. Maybe the villain will heist a huge diamond, but I respect the goal of becoming rich.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 12, 2017 11:25 AM (rnAwa)

414 >>>Touch the tip of your right thumb to the tips of your first two fingers, and hold that position. Now hold your arm straight in front of you, and then drop your hand to your waist. Then raise your arm again, then drop it again. Repeat as necessary.

Should we hydrate while doing this? I don't want to pass out in my cubicle.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 12, 2017 11:25 AM (67IiR)

415 All power corrupts.


Absolutely.

Posted by: Rocky Balboa at September 12, 2017 11:25 AM (6MRrv)

416 409. Ya know who identified as the Third Rome, dontcha?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 11:25 AM (Z+eeJ)

417 The mask is falling...soon we will all be Nazis

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 12, 2017 11:26 AM (5y11N)

418 I think that was directed at the Dems, and the deal is not as good for them as THEY think.
===

Yeah. It's like every other choice Trump is faced with: they all suck and he can only hope to achieve maximum advantage in at least one of them.

Maybe Mitch should work on getting Team Invertebrate to ooze onto the Trump train instead of Monday Morning Quarterbacking.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 11:26 AM (2wRtc)

419 386 Talk about opportunistic price gauging, Mr. Houston Mayor!

Dem. or Rep,?!
Posted by: It's me donna at September 12, 2017 11:16 AM (O2RFr)


I believe he's a Dem. He also advised residents to not listen to the lying Repubs who were warning people to evacuate.

Posted by: Emmie at September 12, 2017 11:26 AM (ZapPq)

420 Here in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner wants a "temporary" property tax increase to pay for city equipment damaged by Harvey.
=====

What do they call people who raise prices in the face of disaster? Profiteers?

Posted by: mustbequantum


Ah, you see, if you are merely dealing with a capitalist who raises prices, you have several options:
i) go somewhere else
ii) plan ahead so as to avoid the need of going to him
iii) do without (if possible)


This is government. When it goes bad, you are still coerced into dealing with it. This is infinitely worse than dealing with one guy who decides to raise prices.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2017 11:27 AM (/qEW2)

421 Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 11:25 AM (TWxYm)

There you go. People don't agree with your misinformation so now they are cultists. Watch out, a trump soldier is behind you ready to take you guns. Run!!

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 12, 2017 11:28 AM (D0r5+)

422 nood

Posted by: Max Power at September 12, 2017 11:28 AM (QCc6B)

423 Hang that painting in the nursery and the children will be emotionally scarred for life.

Posted by: Strobe at September 12, 2017 11:28 AM (gbWkA)

424 Trump is selling us out on everything of importance.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 11:25 AM (TWxYm)


Nonsense.

You come back here someday with this much vitriol for the House and Senate leadership, and you might be taken seriously.

Maybe.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 12, 2017 11:28 AM (Pz4pT)

425
The mask is falling...soon we will all be Nazis
Posted by: Nevergiveup


I want to be a Pizza Supremecist

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2017 11:29 AM (IqV8l)

426 Damn that Donald Trump for voting against OCare repeal in the Senate!

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 11:29 AM (cAnNx)

427
The mask is falling...soon we will all be Nazis
---

Well, if you're a white Christian conservative man, you already are.

We're just waiting for them to declare all white Christian conservative women Nazis.

Now, a fun fact I learned in the comments at JihadWatch: according to the Suras, mohammad, along with being a pedophile, is identified as being WHITE.

Which might be fun to use in anonymous facebook arguments.

/if all white men are hitler, then mohammad was hitler too?

Posted by: shibumi at September 12, 2017 11:29 AM (aT+Bx)

428 Here in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner wants a "temporary" property tax increase to pay for city equipment damaged by Harvey.

=====


What do they call people who raise prices in the face of disaster? Profiteers?


Posted by: mustbequantum
=======


Awesome point. Kudos!

"Mr. Mayor, why are you planning to loot our property after the hurricane?"

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at September 12, 2017 11:29 AM (2wRtc)

429 Damn, I went to Walmart and forgot to look for Hillary's book. They didn't have hundreds of copies by the entrance, or I would have remembered. Maybe check BN this afternoon.

Posted by: Colin at September 12, 2017 11:29 AM (WFtr7)

430 427. Heh....the anzar battalions of the waffen ss thought so.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 11:30 AM (Z+eeJ)

431 The House passed bill that includes $15.25 billion in aid for
hurricane Harvey damage. Is it wrong to assume that some portion of that
$15 billion can likely be used by Houston to replace whatever so that
they don't need to implement a temporary (LOL) property tax?
=====

I am ruefully chuckling that the mayor must beg for his very own money. You know those federal and state funds require audits and nitpicky stuff like that. How much did Nagin get out of Katrina?

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 12, 2017 11:31 AM (MIKMs)

432 Posted by: #neverskankles at September 12, 2017 11:13 AM (TWxYm)

Dude, my memory extends past last week. You took Trump as better than the alternative, and then have had you hair on fire constantly about one *untrue* thing or another ever since.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 12, 2017 11:32 AM (rp9xB)

433 shibumi: the suras barely say anything about Mo. the hadith is what describes his physical appearance

but yeah, white, and a ginger at that.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at September 12, 2017 11:32 AM (N5FGX)

434 I think she's rather attractive myself, and is obviously proud of her nose since she had herself painted in profile.

Posted by: TB at September 12, 2017 11:34 AM (wNx6K)

435
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at September 12, 2017 11:32 AM
---

You are 100% right. I got my suras and hadiths mixed up. Here's the copy from the JihadWatch post:

Legs were white: Sahih Bukhari 4:56:767; Sahih Muslim 8:3325

Thighs were white: Sahih Bukhari 1:8:367, See Also Sahih Muslim 19.4437

Shanks were white: Sahih Bukhari 1:8:367, See Also Sahih Muslim 19.4437

Armpits were white: Sahih Bukhari 8:78:631, See Also Sahih Bukhari
9.086.108:1:1, Sahih Bukhari 9.089.286:1:1, Sahih Bukhari 9.089.305:1:1,
Sahih Bukhari 3.047.769:1:1, Sahih Muslim 20.4511:1, Sahih Muslim
20.4509:1; Sahih Bukhari 5:59:612, See Also Sahih Muslim 31:6092, Sahih
Muslim 31:6092; Sunan Abu Dawud 3:898

Forearms were white: Sahih Muslim 4:1014

Abdomen was white: Sahih Bukhari 9:90:342, See Also Sahih Bukhari 4:52:90; Sahih Muslim 19:4442

Cheeks were white: Sahih Muslim 4:1208; Sunan Abu Dawud 3:991; Sunan Abu Dawud 3:1002

Complexion was white: Sahih Muslim 30:5777, See Also Sahih Muslim 30:5786

General appearance was white: Sahih Bukhari 1:3:63; Sahih Bukhari
2:17:122; Sahih Bukhari 4:56:744; Sahih Muslim 30:5778, See Also Sahih
Muslim 30:5778

Posted by: shibumi at September 12, 2017 11:35 AM (aT+Bx)

436 I read an article about sales tricks a little while ago, I forget in what context.

But here are a couple that apply to the Trump deal with the Dems.

People are more willing to buy when they got something free.

And they are more willing to work with you once they have done something for you.

Trump made Pelosi and Schumer deal with him. He gave them something free - their first ask on the deal, 3 months. And here is the thing - the Dems were asking for something smaller than the Republicans were willing to do - they wanted 18 months of CR and debt ceiling increase!

Now they have made a deal with him, they can no longer go on the "we are so totally principled that we could never deal with Not Our President!"



Posted by: blaster at September 12, 2017 11:37 AM (lALnC)

437 The State of Illinois just started taking $142 more out of my take-home pay.

Gotta pay those retiring patronage workers their enormous unfounded pensions, doncha know.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2017 10:04 AM (qyZxC)

The time to sell out and leave the State is now. Before every other productive person decides to do it, and property values go in the toilet.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2017 11:40 AM (EkNES)

438 Trump made Pelosi and Schumer deal with him. He gave them something free - their first ask on the deal, 3 months. And here is the thing - the Dems were asking for something smaller than the Republicans were willing to do - they wanted 18 months of CR and debt ceiling increase!

Now they have made a deal with him, they can no longer go on the "we are so totally principled that we could never deal with Not Our President!"





Posted by: blaster at September 12, 2017 11:37 AM (lALnC)



Only problem I see with that is the Dems don't care about being hypocrites and they know the media will cover for them.

Posted by: buzzion at September 12, 2017 11:42 AM (cAnNx)

439 416 409. Ya know who identified as the Third Rome, dontcha?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 12, 2017 11:25 AM (Z+eeJ)

Heh. But in reality, a lot of people claimed to be the new Rome. Russia, Napoleonic France, Jacobin France, Mussolini, as well as the Third Reich. Even America was the new Rome (Republic).

Posted by: Kris at September 12, 2017 11:44 AM (nwqNw)

440 BurtTC is just trolling, right?

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at September 12, 2017 12:07 PM (Fp1nn)

441 At the Archer panel you can ask questions about Alton Brown.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at September 12, 2017 12:07 PM (s8BBa)

442 Um yeah,troll.


Banned troll.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 12, 2017 12:08 PM (QQ+il)

443 Securing the National Security Council will make the nation less secure.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 12, 2017 01:04 PM (oVJmc)

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