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Charles Courtney Curran

The Guardian's theater critic just gave the current revival of the play, "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" four stars.

From UK Media Watch: Guardian reviews anti-Israel Guardian play...and approves!

Had the play instead been called My Name is Rachel and included stories of the 19 Israeli Rachels murdered by Hamas (whose tunnels Corrie was trying to shield when she herself was killed) and Fatah during the second Intifada then I doubt the play will have sold many seats.

Rachel Corrie is dead because of her own actions...dead because she was a Jew-hating leftist who got in over her head. I have no sympathy for her or her family, who have been using her death as a bludgeon with which to beat Israel on the world stage.

And my liberal friends and relatives wonder why I own guns....

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 1st?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 09:29 AM (lmYrx)

2 I'll call the others.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 09:29 AM (lmYrx)

3 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 09:30 AM (lmYrx)

4 Fox News is reporting the Vegas home of the shooter was burglarized???wtf?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 11, 2017 09:30 AM (9cW8G)

5 Lilies.....

Heh heh heh heh

...HW...

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 09:30 AM (8ikIW)

6 Lily, Lily, legs legs, Lily...

Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at October 11, 2017 09:32 AM (u0s1P)

7 I always like the look of those long dresses but I can't help but think if that boat sinks the two gals are going down with it.

Posted by: Big V at October 11, 2017 09:32 AM (MVE/7)

8 Fox News is reporting the Vegas home of the shooter was burglarized???wtf?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 11, 2017 09:30 AM (9cW8G)

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Was that wrong? Should we have not left the door open?

Posted by: FBI at October 11, 2017 09:32 AM (/0IRq)

9 This morning, I shall pour out a little buttermilk for Saint Pancake.

Posted by: Semper Why at October 11, 2017 09:32 AM (L8TEz)

10 "Oh, we'll have these for dinner, with green tea".

Posted by: Lotus eaters at October 11, 2017 09:33 AM (58eZn)

11 but I can't help but think if that boat sinks the two gals are going down with it.
Posted by: Big V

It looks like their wearing a Mae West under the dress.

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 09:33 AM (8ikIW)

12 Rachel Corrie is dead because of her own actions
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Is she the girl on the left?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 09:33 AM (lwiT4)

13 Not shown in the picture... the poor prole paddling through all that....

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 09:33 AM (zSVEm)

14 There are trees in this pic. Satisfied?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 11, 2017 09:33 AM (AM1GF)

15 Saint Pancake needs liberal syrup. Dilly dilly!

Posted by: Very Undude at October 11, 2017 09:33 AM (2X7pN)

16 Parasol or umbrella? The debate continues.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 11, 2017 09:33 AM (58eZn)

17 "(whose tunnels Corrie was trying to shield when she herself was killed)"


Brings a whole new meaning to the term "flatiron building", doesn't it?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 09:34 AM (hLRSq)

18 Does the left know Rachel was a flat-earther ?

Posted by: jsg at October 11, 2017 09:34 AM (EDSZI)

19 Fox News is reporting the Vegas home of the shooter was burglarized???wtf?



No different than the San Bernardino shooter. They they allowed the media in.

Here? Burglarized.

End result is the same. Unsecured crime scene.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 09:34 AM (lmYrx)

20 I always like the look of those long dresses but I can't help but think if that boat sinks the two gals are going down with it.

Would they even know how to swim? Maybe they would. That's something I take for granted, but was less common than now, like hygiene and literacy.

My guess is that if you didn't live near a large body of water you never learned-- and if you were upper-crust, maybe not even then.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at October 11, 2017 09:35 AM (u0s1P)

21 Those are the biggest waterlilies I've ever seen in my life. Look at the one to the right of the girl on the right. It's as big as her head.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

22 "It's good to be the idle rich".... ( channeling every annoyed Leftist...)

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 09:35 AM (zSVEm)

23 Gotta plead ignorance on this one. If anyone had old us that kind of thing was frowned upon. We left the last crime scene wide open and no one said a thing.

Posted by: FBI at October 11, 2017 09:35 AM (/0IRq)

24 I like this one. How do you row through so many lotus lillies?
- - -

Passing thought: Weinstein apparently went to Europe for treatment - is he fleeing charges, pulling a Polanski? Have to wonder if he expects more/worse to come out...

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 09:36 AM (W+vEI)

25 4 Fox News is reporting the Vegas home of the shooter was burglarized???wtf?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 11, 2017 09:30 AM (9cW8G)

I'm surprised it took this long - usually the FBI lets anyone wander in the next day after a mass shooting

Posted by: josephistan at October 11, 2017 09:36 AM (7HtZB)

26 That is quite lovely, thank you.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 11, 2017 09:36 AM (mf5HN)

27 Minus 10 points in the AOS HQ Style Guide for not using St. Pancake in the post.

Posted by: Blanco at October 11, 2017 09:37 AM (QGdDN)

28 Pretty yes, but with all the flowers in the boat, it's probably crawling with bugs now.

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 09:37 AM (8ikIW)

29 Those are the biggest waterlilies I've ever seen in my life. Look at the one to the right of the girl on the right. It's as big as her head.
Posted by: grammie winger
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Perhaps they are Lilliputians.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 11, 2017 09:37 AM (58eZn)

30 I've been on a pond just like that in a jon boat.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 11, 2017 09:38 AM (QQ+il)

31 Morning all....has the NFL flown off to Europe yet?

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 09:38 AM (Enq6K)

32 Caiman eyes breaking the surface at 1 O'clock.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 11, 2017 09:38 AM (mcI77)

33
Man oh man, I can't wait to get back to my cell. Juan just delivered my new cell phone. Pulled it right outta' his ass, just like that! Look out ladies, Carlos is back in business!


Posted by: Carlos Danger at October 11, 2017 09:39 AM (YNvhr)

34 Perhaps they are Lilliputians.

Nah, mutants. Toxic/nuclear chemical swamp. SyFy Movie teaser.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at October 11, 2017 09:39 AM (u0s1P)

35 Pretty yes, but with all the flowers in the boat, it's probably crawling with bugs now.
Posted by: Bruce
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Leeches.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 11, 2017 09:39 AM (58eZn)

36 21 Those are the biggest waterlilies I've ever seen in my life. Look at the one to the right of the girl on the right. It's as big as her head.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

( Not Real water lilies, grammie. They are prop lilies bought from Hobby Lobby... common practice then...)

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 09:39 AM (zSVEm)

37 People are not supposed to burglerize crime scenes. We thought this was known. Also, we ran out of yellow tape.

Posted by: FBI at October 11, 2017 09:39 AM (/0IRq)

38 Rachel could not be reached for comment, she was still feeling a bit under.

Under a bulldozer that is.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 09:39 AM (H0h6t)

39 I guess the FBI doesnt watch all those forensic crime scene shows on television. Too busy trying to sex up potential criminals and terrorists, or politicians and bureaucrats. But I repeat myself!

Posted by: Very Undude at October 11, 2017 09:39 AM (2X7pN)

40 Trying not to think of crazy conspiracies,trying ...

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 09:39 AM (rmVvL)

41 Do they actually crush the actress during the play? Because honestly, I'd buy a ticket for that.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 11, 2017 09:39 AM (QQ+il)

42 *** alert *** alert *** alert ***

on november 15, christie's, new york, is selling a newly discovered painting by leonardo da vinci. you can see a picture and interesting description of the history of the work at their website, christie's.com.

it's not the entire story, but most of it. i've followed the work for about ten years and it's interesting. it was purchased about 12 years ago at a regional american auction and a relatively unknown dealer recognized its possible leonardo authorship and shepherded its cleaning and researched the provenance bringing in top scholars. it is now accepted as authentic by a broad consensus of informed opinion.

go to christie's.com to check it out and if you're in new york in a few weeks, view the painting. there are only 20 accepted leonardo's and only one in the u.s.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 11, 2017 09:40 AM (AxFdW)

43

Lily's Dilemma - a limerick


Oh Lotus, whate'er shall I do?
I don't want to marry old Stu.
I prefer Harry Fanchon
With his big hillside mansion
I just want a groom with a view!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 09:40 AM (wPiJc)

44 Those lotus thingies are reminding me of the end of the BBC version of Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

/slinks off to hide in Nerd Box

Posted by: Sporkatus at October 11, 2017 09:40 AM (HtLSE)

45 Caiman eyes breaking the surface at 1 O'clock.
Posted by: Under Fire

With those Caiman eyes,
Now I've got you in my sights.....

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 09:40 AM (8ikIW)

46 Caiman eyes breaking the surface at 1 O'clock.
Posted by: Under Fire
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Lake Placid

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 11, 2017 09:40 AM (58eZn)

47 39 To be fair,the FBI crime lab is not all that anyway.Perhaps AtC will grace us with a rant about that...

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 09:41 AM (rmVvL)

48 Fox News is reporting the Vegas home of the shooter was burglarized???wtf?

The thieves were reasonably sure that he wasn't home.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 11, 2017 09:41 AM (QQ+il)

49 "Choot 'im, Lily! Choot 'im!"

Posted by: Troy Landry at October 11, 2017 09:41 AM (wPiJc)

50 I think I got an idea for a movie: Triffids versus Fatah.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 09:41 AM (H0h6t)

51 Was always disappointed that the late Alan Rickman wrote and produced a play called, "I Am Rachel Corrie." *sigh*
Why do they latch on to these activist fools as if they were saints/victims?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 09:41 AM (W+vEI)

52 New da Vinci pic? I'll start the bidding...50 $.... you never know...

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 09:41 AM (zSVEm)

53 And my liberal friends and relatives wonder why I own guns....

They quit asking about my Caterpillar.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 09:41 AM (H5rtT)

54 Minus 10 points in the AOS HQ Style Guide for not using St. Pancake in the post.

Gave the Horde the opportunity to type something besides first in the initial ten comments.

Posted by: Very Undude at October 11, 2017 09:42 AM (2X7pN)

55 Leeches.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

Filthy leeches....

...Humphrey Bogart...

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 09:42 AM (8ikIW)

56 Caiman eyes breaking the surface at 1 O'clock.
Posted by: Under Fire
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Lake Placid
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 11, 2017 09:40 AM (58eZn)

Anaconda.

Posted by: BignJames at October 11, 2017 09:43 AM (GiOiK)

57 Why do they latch on to these activist fools as if they were saints/victims?

Because they are lesser activists if no lesser fools, and having been told these are saints and having seen them praised wish too to be seen as saints.

Not really more complicated than that. Stunted hero worship in a vicious cycle based on lies.

Posted by: Sporkatus at October 11, 2017 09:43 AM (HtLSE)

58 Those are the biggest waterlilies I've ever seen in
my life. Look at the one to the right of the girl on the right. It's as
big as her head.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 09:35 AM (lwiT4)


Not so much "nenuphar" as "Chous d'eau"

Posted by: Kindltot at October 11, 2017 09:43 AM (O0+Rp)

59 Rachel Corrie was allergic to caterpillars.

Posted by: Roy at October 11, 2017 09:45 AM (7n4KQ)

60 I'd figure the play was a flop

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at October 11, 2017 09:45 AM (gB/gO)

61 "No different than the San Bernardino shooter. They they allowed the media in.
Here? Burglarized.
End result is the same. Unsecured crime scene."

Well look at it from the Burglar's eyes. It's not like the owner's going to come back and hunt you down, and the FBI has already told you there's a whole lot of cool stuff still in there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 09:45 AM (V2Yro)

62

Watch that senile old fraud bernie sanders LIE on Fake News:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwDrGKZo36w

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 09:45 AM (czg0O)

63 On this day in 1949, Daryl Hall of "Hall and Oates" fame was born, making him 68 years old today. Jiminy Christmas. 68?


Anyway, You Make My Dreams Come True. you're welcome.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EErSKhC0CZs


Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 09:45 AM (lwiT4)

64 I heard that play just fell flat.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 09:45 AM (tRaq7)

65 You don't even have to go as far as the FBI for criminal incompetence. Massachusetts was forced to nullify over 20,000 convictions because of one crime technician.

I wonder if the Vegas CSI show will now have a story similar to Paddock's? Grissom dare you?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 09:46 AM (H0h6t)

66 I heard that play just fell flat.

The characters were two dimensional.

Posted by: no good deed at October 11, 2017 09:46 AM (eIQHF)

67

Are we at the stage in this Fake News Wildfire Farce when we see "victims" cry President Trump "isn't doing enough" to help them?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 09:47 AM (czg0O)

68 Brits in general are very pro Palestinian,and that was before all the "Asians" came in...

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 09:47 AM (rmVvL)

69 Rachel Corrie pancake breakfast to raise awareness for Islamic feminism

Posted by: Chicago Vota at October 11, 2017 09:47 AM (OC/e1)

70 Parasol or umbrella? The debate continues.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 11, 2017 09:33 AM (58eZn)


Whichever. Artist do love to paint them for some reason.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 11, 2017 09:47 AM (EgwCt)

71 We control the whole planet's air traffic network, we've got a trillion bucks worth of satellites watching everything, roving orbit and geostationary.
AND YET.

Nobody knows where Whine Steen's airplane landed?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 09:47 AM (H5rtT)

72 Charles Courtney Curran was a very busy guy. Seems he really enjoyed painting pictures of women in bright settings, wearing diaphanous dress.

I'm perfectly alright with that. Try searching 'Charles Courtney Curran works'. As I said, they guy was busy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 11, 2017 09:47 AM (58eZn)

73 I felt the play fell a little flat myself.

Posted by: John Marston at October 11, 2017 09:47 AM (SkuXa)

74

Darly Hall is dead?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 09:47 AM (czg0O)

75 Swimming isn't even a given now. Lots of urban yoots never learn it. (I'm betting a lot of pajama boys don't either...)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 11, 2017 09:48 AM (AM1GF)

76 Those fair maidens' bass fishing trip is about to be interrupted by a large gator.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 09:48 AM (tRaq7)

77 42 *** alert *** alert *** alert ***

on november 15, christie's, new york, is selling a newly discovered painting by leonardo da vinci. you can see a picture and interesting description of the history of the work at their website, christie's.com.

it's not the entire story, but most of it. i've followed the work for about ten years and it's interesting. it was purchased about 12 years ago at a regional american auction and a relatively unknown dealer recognized its possible leonardo authorship and shepherded its cleaning and researched the provenance bringing in top scholars. it is now accepted as authentic by a broad consensus of informed opinion.

go to christie's.com to check it out and if you're in new york in a few weeks, view the painting. there are only 20 accepted leonardo's and only one in the u.s.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 11, 2017 09:40 AM (AxFdW)

That's amazing. It's a shame that it's being offered in the Post War & Contemporary Sale, and not in the Old Masters sale later this month. But it is on exhibition alongside the Old Masters sale from Oct. 28-30th. I might take a day off & go see it.

Posted by: josephistan at October 11, 2017 09:48 AM (7HtZB)

78 Oh good, I was only the 17th person to make that joke. Heh.

Posted by: John Marston at October 11, 2017 09:48 AM (SkuXa)

79 I wonder if next the UK Left will stage the Sad, Sad, Story of Horst Wessel.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 09:49 AM (V2Yro)

80 Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 09:36 AM (W+vEI)

I'd be surprised if he intends to come back. Especially since after a major California human trafficking bust a couple of months ago the investigators claimed they had found "names everyone would recognize" from Hollywood as being involved. To those wondering why Trump hasn't been more obviously pulling the rug from his enemies' feet, this may well be an example of exactly that. Hollywood, Hillary, and Obama all take major blows *while* cleaning up trafficking.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 11, 2017 09:49 AM (rp9xB)

81 When I surface those ladies will soil their thongs!

Posted by: Lurking Moose at October 11, 2017 09:49 AM (bc2Lc)

82 Di-aph-o-nous, adj. Insubstantial; flimsy; see-through.

Oh, he was "busy," all right.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 09:49 AM (H5rtT)

83 68 Brits in general are very pro Palestinian,and that was before all the "Asians" came in...
Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 09:47 AM (rmVvL)

Yeah, what's up with that?? Never have figured that one out...

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 09:49 AM (zSVEm)

84 If the water lilly is symbolic of the mish ...

(I'm not going to say vag, because we're not talking about the internal bit; I'd love to say lady garden, as Jeremy Clarkson does, but it's going to come up too many times in this sentence to have any flow; I'm talking about the complex of outer features that identify the path to pleasure and I don't want to use one of those harsh vile words for it so I'm going with mish. You gotta prollem wit dat?)

If the water lilly is symbolic of the mish, what we have here is a lake of mishes, upon which floats a mish-shaped boat. Except instead of the man in the boat analogy to find one of the mish parts, we have two mish-bearing humans, each gathering mish plants to put in their mish laps.

Next to their mishes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 11, 2017 09:49 AM (gIRsn)

85 Caiman eyes breaking the surface at 1 O'clock.
Posted by: Under Fire
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Lake Placid
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 11, 2017 09:40 AM (58eZn)

Anaconda.
Posted by: BignJames
---------------

Piranha

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 11, 2017 09:50 AM (58eZn)

86 When I surface those ladies will soil their thongs!
Posted by: Lurking Moose

HA! Jokes on you, we're not wearing underwear

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 09:50 AM (8ikIW)

87 That's quite a cup factory they've got there.

[Do not Groodle 'Lily Cup']

Posted by: Joey 'Two Cups Short Of A Gallon' Biden at October 11, 2017 09:50 AM (q+aa6)

88 The play came off a little flat

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 11, 2017 09:51 AM (7ZVPa)

89 I think Bandersnatch just went mish-brained.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 09:51 AM (H0h6t)

90 Well if you have to plant evidence, having an unsecured crime scene makes sense. Comey's FBI knows what its doing.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 11, 2017 09:51 AM (YV+SU)

91 I think these women are about to lose all their guns in a tragic accident...

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 09:52 AM (1GJ2R)

92 75 Swimming isn't even a given now. Lots of urban yoots never learn it. (I'm betting a lot of pajama boys don't either...)
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 11, 2017 09:48 AM (AM1GF)


I was taught to swim by my Dad... he really Did just throw me in the river... it was deep.. he was nice enough to pull me out... some of my family stayed mad at him for a while.

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 09:52 AM (zSVEm)

93 I was told that I was sponsoring a revival....So, is she alive yet?

Posted by: Aunt Jemima at October 11, 2017 09:52 AM (326rv)

94 some of my family stayed mad at him for a while.
Posted by: kraken

For the throwing in or the pulling you back out?

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 09:53 AM (8ikIW)

95 If the water lilly is symbolic of the mish, what we have here is a lake of mishes, upon which floats a mish-shaped boat. Except instead of the man in the boat analogy to find one of the mish parts, we have two mish-bearing humans, each gathering mish plants to put in their mish laps.

Next to their mishes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 11, 2017 09:49 AM (gIRsn)


I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 09:53 AM (1GJ2R)

96 If the water lilly is symbolic of the mish, what we have here is a lake of mishes, upon which floats a mish-shaped boat. Except instead of the man in the boat analogy to find one of the mish parts, we have two mish-bearing humans, each gathering mish plants to put in their mish laps.

Next to their mishes.
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Just like Venetian Gondolas all require a strong manly pole to make them work.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 11, 2017 09:53 AM (YV+SU)

97
Whatever the false nose it wears - religious, racial or Leftist - Jew hate is baked into Europe's DNA.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 11, 2017 09:53 AM (BWL+E)

98 >>two mish-bearing humans, each gathering mish plants to put in their mish laps. Next to their mishes. Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 11, 2017 09:49 AM (gIRsn)

...and neither is well-rendered, with poor proportionality. They're somewhat mishshapen.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 09:53 AM (Bdeb0)

99 "Yeah, what's up with that?? Never have figured that one out..."

Because, very simply, the Brits and the French have always been just as culturally anti-semitic as the Germans ever were, and this goes way, way back. The great crime of Hitler in many of their eyes was that he took the hatred that they had always been politely hiding and put it right out in front, for everyone to see, where they had to disavow it and deny it.

They've never forgiven the jews for embarrassing them that way.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 09:54 AM (V2Yro)

100 94 some of my family stayed mad at him for a while.
Posted by: kraken

For the throwing in or the pulling you back out?
Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 09:53 AM (8ikIW)

Yeah,that's the thing...

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 09:54 AM (zSVEm)

101 83 The Jews played a bit rough with their occupation troops after WW2.The Jewish state of mind at that time was particularly focused on survival at any cost.

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 09:54 AM (rmVvL)

102
Is this what is called surrealism? The flowers are too big. The women too small.

Otherworldly. Alien.

Alien flowers.
Danger Will Robinson.


I was hoping for the cleansing fire of predestination.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 09:55 AM (m9X4Y)

103 Next to their mishes.

You win the Preliminary Stage of this thread, Bander.

Have a cigar.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 09:55 AM (tRaq7)

104 99 That too....

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 09:55 AM (rmVvL)

105 go to christie's.com to check it out and if you're in new york in a few weeks, view the painting. there are only 20 accepted leonardo's and only one in the u.s.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 11, 2017 09:40 AM (AxFdW)

this kind of work should go to a museum, I think;
purchased by one, I mean

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 09:55 AM (QC/4S)

106 "And my liberal friends and relatives wonder why I own guns...."

I have a sister in law, secular-married to my sister in law, who is so batshit liberal crazy as to wonder why I "need" guns.

Every time she asks me, I go buy another one.

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 11, 2017 09:55 AM (a9n6M)

107 Hot nurses here!

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at October 11, 2017 09:55 AM (bc2Lc)

108 Had the play instead been called My Name is Rachel and included stories of the 19 Israeli Rachels murdered by Hamas (whose tunnels Corrie was trying to shield when she herself was killed) and Fatah during the second Intifada then I doubt the play will have sold many seats.

hahah. I pride myself on my discernment when it comes to the media. I thought all these years she was standing in front of a house, I wasn't aware it was an operation to clear away pre-existing rubble and vegetation to find tunnels. I got snookered.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 11, 2017 09:55 AM (/qEW2)

109 I was told that I was sponsoring a revival....So, is she alive yet?
Posted by: Aunt Jemima at October 11, 2017 09:52 AM (326rv)

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On the side note, why wasn't the play named St. Pancake?

Posted by: auscolpyr at October 11, 2017 09:55 AM (suO/a)

110 101

83 The Jews played a bit rough with their occupation troops after WW2.The Jewish state of mind at that time was particularly focused on survival at any cost.
Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 09:54 AM (rmVvL)

I vaguely remember some things related to blowing up a hotel and Begin being involved.

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 09:56 AM (zSVEm)

111 Ha! Now that the Money Train has gone off the rails, Harvey Weinstein's 41 year old wife is leaving him.

Gomer Pyle sez "Suh PRAHZ, suh PRAHZ, suh PRAHZ!!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 09:56 AM (V2Yro)

112 Well if you have to plant evidence, having an unsecured crime scene makes sense. Comey's FBI knows what its doing.
Posted by: Puddin Head

A bag operation to remove unsightly blemishes and unwanted evidence.
The Narrative marches on!

Yes, citizens, we may NEVER KNOW THE MOTIVE!

Especially if the government has anything to do with it.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at October 11, 2017 09:56 AM (vcOmj)

113 oh, an it is not the only work by Leonardo in the US. There is one in DC's national Museum of Art

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 09:56 AM (QC/4S)

114 One would think that by now Harvey would have retired to Lake Flaccid.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 09:56 AM (H0h6t)

115 Clearly, privileged upper class. Our boat only had thole pins.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 11, 2017 09:57 AM (58eZn)

116 Ginevra de Benci

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 09:58 AM (QC/4S)

117 112 Well if you have to plant evidence, having an unsecured crime scene makes sense. Comey's FBI knows what its doing.
Posted by: Puddin Head

A bag operation to remove unsightly blemishes and unwanted evidence.
The Narrative marches on!

Yes, citizens, we may NEVER KNOW THE MOTIVE!

Especially if the government has anything to do with it.
------------------
Yep. Amazingly no one knows nothing. Couldn't we get these same results with half as much taxes?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 11, 2017 09:59 AM (YV+SU)

118 @83 Michener had a sub-plot in The Source on why the post-colonial British military were so pro-Palesinian, and it's Lawrencian, if you will.

The stereotypical Israeli of the late 1940's was a refugee eastern European.
The stereotypical Palestinian lad was a diaphonously-clad wisp of the desert.
If you were a late-middle-aged, staid Victorian with a taste for discipline and the lash, which way would you swing?

Well that was 60 years ago. Things have changed. Jews have gotten a lot suaver for one thing. But those with a taste for the boys, they still prefer the desert flowers.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 09:59 AM (H5rtT)

119 I vaguely remember some things related to blowing up a hotel and Begin being involved.
Posted by: kraken


The King David Hotel was bombed (terror bombed) by the Irgun, which was a very militant wing of the Jews in Palestine. Menachem Begin was part of the Irgun in those days, and who knows how directly it was involved.

The King David Hotel was where a lot of the British were staying, as part of the Mandate government. The Palmach was willing to wait for the British to withdraw, as promised. The Irgun didn't believe they would leave, and bombed the hotel and other places to force the British out.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at October 11, 2017 09:59 AM (vcOmj)

120 105: ..."should go to a museum"...

i wouldn't be surprised if it was purchased by a chinese collector. there are several building expensive collections of western art, e.g. one bought a van gogh still life a few years back for $60 million.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 11, 2017 10:00 AM (AxFdW)

121 The two women are probably thinking, "That asshole rowed us into this?"

Posted by: Diogenes at October 11, 2017 10:00 AM (y+BJh)

122 Weinstein is in the front paddling that boat. Those two women have no idea what they're in for. So many plants, nowhere to run.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 11, 2017 10:00 AM (/aIFg)

123 Rub-a-dub-dub!

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at October 11, 2017 10:00 AM (2Mnv1)

124 So is this more artsy or fartsy?

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 10:01 AM (6hLK2)

125 If the water lilly is symbolic of the mish, what we have here is a lake of mishes, upon which floats a mish-shaped boat. Except instead of the man in the boat analogy to find one of the mish parts, we have two mish-bearing humans, each gathering mish plants to put in their mish laps.

Next to their mishes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Nice try, but I'm pretty sure it's not "Lake Mishigan".

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 11, 2017 10:01 AM (AM1GF)

126 119

"....."

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at October 11, 2017 09:59 AM (vcOmj)

Thank you for the information.

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:02 AM (zSVEm)

127 Wow,Cook County repealed the soda tax.Cook County repealed a TAX!

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:02 AM (rmVvL)

128 Oh,linky

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/278005/

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:02 AM (rmVvL)

129 Coincidentally, I made pancakes for breakfast this morning. Should've made little dozer tread marks in them using chocolate chips.

Posted by: PabloD at October 11, 2017 10:02 AM (yap/i)

130 Good morning horde.

Just reading that McTurtle is giving the judicial blue slip the pink slip. He's also going to expedite the confirmation process.

Most excellent.

Posted by: WisRich at October 11, 2017 10:03 AM (G0vdT)

131 A play about a leftarded harridan SJW harpy...

*sigh* I miss the old days when plays were just entertainment.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 10:03 AM (tRaq7)

132 127

Wow,Cook County repealed the soda tax.Cook County repealed a TAX!
Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:02 AM (rmVvL)

Backing away from Peak Stupid.... pay attention, California!!

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:03 AM (zSVEm)

133 19 Fox News is reporting the Vegas home of the shooter was burglarized???wtf?



No different than the San Bernardino shooter. They they allowed the media in.

Here? Burglarized.

End result is the same. Unsecured crime scene.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 09:34 AM (lmYrx)

Straight-shootin', truth-tellin', professional, highly-competent investigators, duty bound and determined to find out the truth.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 10:03 AM (6hLK2)

134 wouldn't be surprised if it was purchased by a chinese collector. there are several building expensive collections of western art, e.g. one bought a van gogh still life a few years back for $60 million.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp

yes, sad. if this Leonardo one is locked up in some private collection, be a loss.

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:03 AM (QC/4S)

135 Americans are zealous about their moral causes. But they are so susceptible to bad ideas, so gullible, so willing to become emotionally attached to their ideals so that facts and moderation no longer matter, it defeats itself. Why can't they just sit around cafés and smoke cigarettes like some existentialist Frenchman in the '50s?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 11, 2017 10:03 AM (/qEW2)

136 A) The King David was The British Military Headquatrs in Palistine

B) A warning was phone into The King David Hotel to evacuate but was ignored

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 11, 2017 10:04 AM (9cW8G)

137 Wow,Cook County repealed the soda tax.Cook County repealed a TAX!

That tax had lost its fizz. And one thing people hate is when soda goes flat.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 10:04 AM (H0h6t)

138 ... incidentally, it's my understanding the people who discovered the leonardo sold it privately a few years ago (for under $100 million). if that's true, it's being sold by the people who bought it from them.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 11, 2017 10:04 AM (AxFdW)

139 Nice try, but I'm pretty sure it's not "Lake Mishigan".
Posted by: Brother Cavil

Hmmm. Maybe it is

The state's name, Michigan, is of French origins (form of the Ojibwe word) mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake".

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 10:04 AM (8ikIW)

140 "The stereotypical Israeli of the late 1940's was a refugee eastern European."

The Americans started coming a bit later.

My mother was a schoolgirl in Milwaukee in the late 40's.

The Milwaukee Superintendent of Schools was Golda Meir.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 10:04 AM (V2Yro)

141
One would think that by now Harvey would have retired to Lake Flaccid.


Posted by: Anna Puma

Indeed, I'm sure something like this is right at the root of his problem.
I have never known one of these insistent score-keepers who did not have some failing that kept them from healthy appreciation of straight sexuality.

This would not be a man with a fully functional pee-pee he could be proud of.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 10:04 AM (H5rtT)

142 Cook County Commission repeals soda tax because the beverage lobby paid the bribes the commissioners demanded.

This wasn't a tax, it was extortion.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:04 AM (m9X4Y)

143 Wow,Cook County repealed the soda tax.Cook County repealed a TAX!

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:02 AM (rmVvL)



The uproar was so loud even the political class (except for Toni Preckwinkle) couldn't ignore it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 10:05 AM (493sH)

144 Straight-shootin', truth-tellin', professional, highly-competent investigators, duty bound and determined to find out the truth.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 10:03 AM (6hLK2)


Miss me yet?

Posted by: Zombie J Edgar Hoover at October 11, 2017 10:05 AM (gwPgz)

145 zzzzZZZZzzzz

Posted by: J. Sessions at October 11, 2017 10:05 AM (mcI77)

146 Wow,Cook County repealed the soda tax.Cook County repealed a TAX!

Now, do they have to refund it, or does it just go into a secret pocket somewhere?

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 10:06 AM (8ikIW)

147 "yes, sad. if this Leonardo one is locked up in some private collection, be a loss."

It seems churlish to point out that's where it's been for about 500 years now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 10:06 AM (V2Yro)

148 Wow,Cook County repealed the soda tax.Cook County repealed a TAX!

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:02 AM (rmVvL)



The uproar was so loud even the political class (except for Toni Preckwinkle) couldn't ignore it
Posted by: TheQuietMan

next step - get rid of Cook County !



Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:06 AM (QC/4S)

149 ...and neither is well-rendered, with poor proportionality. They're somewhat mishshapen.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 09:53 AM (Bdeb0)


Girth will do that.

Or don't you know?

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 10:07 AM (1GJ2R)

150 yes, sad. if this Leonardo one is locked up in some private collection, be a loss."

It seems churlish to point out that's where it's been for about 500 years now.
Posted by: Tom Servo

correction : "If this Leonardo is locked up in some private collection, again, be a loss."

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:07 AM (QC/4S)

151 B) A warning was phone into The King David Hotel to evacuate but was ignored

Interesting. Do you feel the same way about IRA bombings?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 11, 2017 10:07 AM (gIRsn)

152 Why do they latch on to these activist fools...?


*****



The Irony of the Left - a limerick


We're diverse and as one we're united.
Single-minded free thinkers! Undivided.
As one we oppose
Just those foes we have chose
Free speech (except yours) is invited

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:08 AM (wPiJc)

153 MISHigan State! I'm so using that!

Posted by: Jim Harbaugh at October 11, 2017 10:08 AM (bc2Lc)

154 next step - get rid of Cook County !


Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:06 AM (QC/4S)



That would solve a lot of Illinois problems

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 10:08 AM (493sH)

155 Wow,Cook County repealed the soda tax.Cook County repealed a TAX!


We won!

Posted by: the Diabeetus at October 11, 2017 10:09 AM (EgwCt)

156 MISHigan State! I'm so using that!
Posted by: Jim Harbaugh at October 11, 2017 10:08 AM (bc2Lc)

----

That's what you get for trying that crap against Wisconsin last year, hah!

Posted by: auscolpyr at October 11, 2017 10:10 AM (suO/a)

157 i don't mind if it goes into a private collection at all. i only hope it stays in america.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 11, 2017 10:10 AM (AxFdW)

158 Ooh what I would do to those lilies!

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at October 11, 2017 10:11 AM (tbOMB)

159 Wow,Cook County repealed the soda tax.Cook County repealed a TAX!

Now, do they have to refund it, or does it just go into a secret pocket somewhere?
Posted by: Bruce



The money collected last week was spent last month.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 10:11 AM (lmYrx)

160 Monsters!

Posted by: Wilford Brimley at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (PuUUx)

161 When it comes to The Palestine, I don't think we need get all wrapped up over 'oo fire-bombed 'oo.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (H5rtT)

162 how am I gonna see it if it's in a private collection ???? invite myself to tea ?

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (QC/4S)

163
Harvey Weinstein said as he enter his sex rehab clinic, He knows that he can beat it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (493sH)

164 Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:08 AM (wPiJc)

Well done.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (tbOMB)

165 Las Vegas massacre gunman had a NORMAL brain: Autopsy finds 'no abnormalites'

No Toomah!

Posted by: Under Fire at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (mcI77)

166 155 Not funny joke is not funny.Fuck the state deciding what is healthy and taxing what they decide is not.

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (rmVvL)

167 how am I gonna see it if it's in a private collection ???? invite myself to tea ?
Posted by: runner

FBI is guarding it. Just walk in.

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (8ikIW)

168 California has a soda tax, I think. LOL

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (QC/4S)

169 159
Wow,Cook County repealed the soda tax.Cook County repealed a TAX!

Now, do they have to refund it, or does it just go into a secret pocket somewhere?
Posted by: Bruce



The money collected last week was spent last month.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 10:11 AM (


Illinois accounting... flights of fancy, wishful thinking, and obfuscation.

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:13 AM (zSVEm)

170 Except Jewish immigration to Palestine also predates World War II. One of the 'triggers' for the 1929 Hebron Massacre was the immigration of Ashkenazi Jews from Europe.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-hebron-massacre-of-1929

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 10:13 AM (H0h6t)

171 If your careful with a Weedless Johnson Silver Minnow you can catch big pike waiting in ambush from lilies. They'll wreck your sun dress though.

Posted by: DaveA at October 11, 2017 10:13 AM (FhXTo)

172 155 Wow,Cook County repealed the soda tax.Cook County repealed a TAX!


We won!
Posted by: the Diabeetus at October 11, 2017 10:09 AM (EgwCt)


Never mattered to me, sweetie.

Posted by: Hoochie Mama with the EBT card at October 11, 2017 10:13 AM (7n4KQ)

173 Not funny joke is not funny.Fuck the state deciding what is healthy and taxing what they decide is not.

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (rmVvL)



Yeah, it was all about health. At least we won't have to see those Michael Bloomberg commercials lecturing us about it anymore

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 10:14 AM (493sH)

174 163


Harvey Weinstein said as he enter his sex rehab clinic, He knows that he can beat it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (493sH)

Harvey, with his love missile, in the greenhouse.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 11, 2017 10:14 AM (tbOMB)

175 The Israel state at the beginning had a distinct socialist slant. This is understandable since a lot of the intellectuals were socialists in Europe before the war, and distinctly were anti-Nazi after the war.\

At what point did the state decide that was a bad path, and at what point did the European leftists decide Israel was an anathema?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 11, 2017 10:14 AM (O0+Rp)

176 The US didn't make it to the world soccer playoffs?!!

Posted by: Metrosexuals Everywhere at October 11, 2017 10:15 AM (E8UjU)

177 "Just reading that McTurtle is giving the judicial blue slip the pink slip. He's also going to expedite the confirmation process."


I thought he had been doing that all along and that senators are most unhappy that they cannot control who gets onto the district courts in their states (and the circuits their states are part of).

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 10:15 AM (hLRSq)

178 At what point did the state decide that was a bad path, and at what point did the European leftists decide Israel was an anathema?
Posted by: Kindltot

that whole notion of self defense

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:15 AM (QC/4S)

179 176 The US didn't make it to the world soccer playoffs?!!
Posted by: Metrosexuals Everywhere


Soccer has playoffs?

Posted by: Roy at October 11, 2017 10:15 AM (7n4KQ)

180 Except Jewish immigration to Palestine also predates World War II.


Well, yeah, Zionism as a movement of that name was a late 19th century idea. I'd say 1890ish but someone will cheat and use google and say that's wrong.

It started as a back to the land movement more than as a quest for statehood and a homeland, though.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 11, 2017 10:16 AM (gIRsn)

181 Leftists decided to not support Israel after the USSR switched sides on the matter.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 10:16 AM (H0h6t)

182 Depression is no longer the top concern for college seniors. 60 percent of college seniors now suffer from severe anxiety so says local commie news.

I wonder if their degree in pottery and a six figure loan hanging over their heads might be contributing to that severe anxiety?

Posted by: Under Fire at October 11, 2017 10:17 AM (mcI77)

183

After A Day On The Water, Woo Hoooooo - a limerick

The girls in the boat gave a squeal
As the in-rushing water got real
The cause for their sinking?
Well, at this point I'm thinking
A bad batch of spray-on Flex-Seal™

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:17 AM (wPiJc)

184 Re: Cook County soda tax, from Washington Post:

"Shortly after that, the county proposed making the tax a line item at the point of sale, much like sales taxes are assessed currently. But local governments are not allowed to tax transactions that are paid for using federal nutrition benefits, which meant the county had to exempt more than 870,000 people from paying the tax - a last minute change that dented revenue expectations."

Regulations are now so extensive they interfere with tax collections. Amazin.

Posted by: RioBravo at October 11, 2017 10:17 AM (SsblQ)

185
153 MISHigan State! I'm so using that!

Posted by: Jim Harbaugh at October 11, 2017 10:08 AM (bc2Lc)


The Spartans still beat you last Saturday.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 10:17 AM (hLRSq)

186 I personally have always been a strong advocate of a strong Israel... not for any religious angle, but rather a pragmatic secular reason... a great counterweight to Muslim aggressive behavior.

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:18 AM (zSVEm)

187 and a six figure loan hanging over their heads might be contributing to that severe anxiety?
Posted by: Under Fire

And how much to spend on going to a spring break destination and get stupid for a week

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 10:18 AM (8ikIW)

188 Pic is very green. I like green, but not that green. Too olive-y.

( ) Would hang in house
(X) Would not hang in house

No, not me. The picture. Wise guys.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 11, 2017 10:18 AM (HiDrR)

189 Damn woodpeckers are eating my house.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:19 AM (m9X4Y)

190 You have a gingerbread house?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 10:19 AM (H0h6t)

191 The real debate on Zionism was going on just before WWI. The damnedest places were being put forward as official Homelands for the Jews, and a lot of them were in Africa. You find evidence of big and secretive Jewish landings in several countries, either laying a groundwork, hedging a bet, or getting ready to take advantage of the real estate market, depending on how anti-Semite your attitude is. Churchill was all over this Jewish Question thing.

Most people, I think, including a lot of Germans and such who didn't want Jews around, thought that "solving the Jewish Question" meant finding a place they could all go. Not that you'd have to force them, or anything. So that's the Question that the Solution was for.

And a lot of people who opposed physical Zionism, in those days, didn't want the Jews to go, because it would centralize all that nefarious capital and cut other imperial powers out of it. Kipling's "The Fifth River" is only ghastly if you know what we know, which he of course never would know.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 10:19 AM (H5rtT)

192 "... invite myself to tea?"

i knew some art historians in college who thought all art should be in museums or held by the state where they, the anointed, would get to see it. screw 'em.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 11, 2017 10:20 AM (AxFdW)

193 Leftists decided to not support Israel after the USSR switched sides on the matter.

==

I think it was around the time of Nasser and the Suez Canal Crisis ?

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:20 AM (QC/4S)

194 168 California has a soda tax, I think. LOL
Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:12 AM (QC/4S)


But better weather.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 10:20 AM (VuJJJ)

195 I saw Flights of Fancy, Wishful Thinking, and Obfuscation open for Peter, Paul and Mary in '69 at 3M Arena.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:20 AM (wPiJc)

196 Damn woodpeckers are eating my house.





Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:19 AM (m9X4Y)

Shoot, shovel, shutup.

Posted by: Roland THTG at October 11, 2017 10:20 AM (QM5S2)

197 Depression is no longer the top concern for college seniors. 60 percent of college seniors now suffer from severe anxiety so says local commie news.

I wonder if their degree in pottery and a six figure loan hanging over their heads might be contributing to that severe anxiety?

Posted by: Under Fire at October 11, 2017 10:17 AM (mcI77)



Why should they worry? Once they graduate with a degree in Genderqueer, Interspecies Vogon Poetry the jobs will knock on their doors

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 10:21 AM (493sH)

198 189 Damn woodpeckers are eating my house.

That's why the Good Lord invented pellet guns and bird nets.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 11, 2017 10:21 AM (mcI77)

199 ... art is to be lived with, and eventually most of the best art ends up in museums anyways.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 11, 2017 10:21 AM (AxFdW)

200 This Hollywood Harvey scandal has to end with someone with some connection to it --large or small--committing suicide, or otherwise dying "mysteriously."
It just has to happen at some point.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 11, 2017 10:21 AM (7uYFy)

201 188 Pic is very green. I like green, but not that green. Too olive-y.

( ) Would hang in house
(X) Would not hang in house

No, not me. The picture. Wise guys.
Posted by: IrishEi at October 11, 2017 10:18 AM (HiDrR)
It ain't easy being green, and by the way, being Irish, no love for the green.
Unless you are Ulster Irish ( which I am, in some vague past way... I DO like orange, but your reference to hanging evokes some ancestral uneasiness for me).

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:21 AM (zSVEm)

202
180 Except Jewish immigration to Palestine also predates World War II.


Well, yeah, Zionism as a movement of that name was a late 19th century idea. I'd say 1890ish but someone will cheat and use google and say that's wrong.

It started as a back to the land movement more than as a quest for statehood and a homeland, though.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 11, 2017 10:16 AM (gIRsn)







If memory serves, Theodore Herzl was briefly even looking at Patagonia as a new Jewish homeland.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 11, 2017 10:22 AM (veoSD)

203 "... invite myself to tea?"

i knew some art historians in college who thought all art should be in museums or held by the state where they, the anointed, would get to see it. screw 'em.
====

no, not like that. If a museum has enough funds it should purchase, and too bad if it goes to China as a trophy. That is all.

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:22 AM (QC/4S)

204 So the commander and XO of the USS John McCain were dismissed. If I've got this correctly, the two naval officers who couldn't steer very well were dismissed from command of a ship named after a naval officer who couldn't fly very well.

Kinda thing.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 10:22 AM (Bdeb0)

205 Soccer has playoffs?

Yep. In International Soccer Football Kickball, you can lose and still advance.

It is a silly game best suited for children.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 10:22 AM (tRaq7)

206 Don't forget that Rachel Corrie was a proud graduate of Evergreen State College, and possibly the definitive precursor to all those lovely students matriculating there today.

One must wonder if anything good has ever come out of that pesthole.

Posted by: Tonestaple at October 11, 2017 10:23 AM (ctOlR)

207 Damn woodpeckers are eating my house.


I was trying to do the tap, tap, tapping upon my chamber door but nothing rhymes with woodpecker.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:23 AM (m9X4Y)

208 College is mostly seen as one last great fling at their parents expense before adulthood.That's the problem.

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:23 AM (rmVvL)

209
So the commander and XO of the USS John McCain were dismissed. If I've got this correctly, the two naval officers who couldn't steer very well were dismissed from command of a ship named after a naval officer who couldn't fly very well.

Hahahaha!

Very Johnny Carsonesque, right there.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:24 AM (czg0O)

210 >>nothing rhymes with woodpecker. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:23 AM (m9X4Y)

Homewrecker.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 10:24 AM (Bdeb0)

211 When PDT won the election my woodpecker punched a hole in our roof.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 11, 2017 10:24 AM (mcI77)

212 I like the tree in the distance behind the lady in white's hat - nice touch.

The women sit there calmly, placidly, in the midst of all of this wild, anarchic growth. Probably one of the best things I've seen here.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 11, 2017 10:24 AM (/qEW2)

213 But better weather.

===

They lack "change of seasons", like Florida.

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:24 AM (QC/4S)

214
Where's Ed McMahon when you need him for a "Heyy-Ohhh!"?!?!?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:24 AM (czg0O)

215 Soccer has playoffs?
Posted by: Roy at October 11, 2017 10:15 AM (7n4KQ)

The US has a soccer team?

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 11, 2017 10:24 AM (a9n6M)

216
.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:24 AM (czg0O)

217 207
Damn woodpeckers are eating my house.


I was trying to do the tap, tap, tapping upon my chamber door but nothing rhymes with woodpecker.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:23 AM (m9X4Y)

You can kill them, and hang their corpses as an object lesson to their homeys...

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:24 AM (zSVEm)

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:24 AM (QC/4S)

219 Museums only display about 10% of their holdings. Most winds up in storage, only to be sold at auction later. And Old Masters are among the least desired works by museums today. I'd rather a work of art be seen & loved by one person in a private collection than locked away in a museum basement.

Posted by: josephistan at October 11, 2017 10:25 AM (7HtZB)

220 One must wonder if anything good has ever come out of that pesthole.
Posted by: Tonestaple

I would think that after the bulldozer, there was all sorts of stuff coming out of various holes.

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 10:25 AM (8ikIW)

221

Runner. Barrel.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 11, 2017 10:25 AM (AM1GF)

222 204 Nah,ship was named after his father or grandfather.Both very competent.

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:25 AM (rmVvL)

223

You put your italiacs in my peanut butter!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:25 AM (czg0O)

224 runner to the Barrel !

Posted by: swimmer at October 11, 2017 10:25 AM (QC/4S)

225 Woodpeckers are called "carpenter birds" in Spanish.

If he breaks out a crowbar, shoo him away.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 11, 2017 10:25 AM (O0+Rp)

226 And the only paying part of that degree is the Vogon poetry...

"Oh freddled gruntbuggle"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 10:25 AM (H0h6t)

227 >>210 >>nothing rhymes with woodpecker. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:23 AM (m9X4Y)

Voortrekker.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 10:26 AM (Bdeb0)

228 225 Woodpeckers are called "carpenter birds" in Spanish.

If he breaks out a crowbar, shoo him away.
Posted by: Kindltot at October 11, 2017 10:25 AM (O0+Rp)

Maybe he'll join a union and pull a slow down.

Posted by: josephistan at October 11, 2017 10:26 AM (7HtZB)

229 The US didn't make it to the world soccer playoffs?!!
Posted by: Metrosexuals Everywhere at October 11, 2017 10:15 AM (E8UjU)

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Go figure. Soccer team not going to the world cup of their respective sport but the Rugby team is.

Posted by: auscolpyr at October 11, 2017 10:26 AM (suO/a)

230 200 This Hollywood Harvey scandal has to end with someone with some connection to it --large or small--committing suicide, or otherwise dying "mysteriously."
It just has to happen at some point.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 11, 2017 10:21 AM (7uYFy)

Fleur-di-lis again, Detective Exley.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 10:26 AM (VuJJJ)

231 Damn,Meteor is on and I missed half of it.Hell of a cast in this flick.

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:26 AM (rmVvL)

232
You think Woodpeckers and Termites have a thing going on, like a contractor sub-contractor type of relationship?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:27 AM (czg0O)

233 227 >>210 >>nothing rhymes with woodpecker. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:23 AM (m9X4Y)

Voortrekker.
Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 10:26 AM (Bdeb0)

You ARE good!!

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:27 AM (zSVEm)

234 this auto correct is killing me

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:27 AM (QC/4S)

235 The peckers are stashing their nuts.

It's been a big nut season in these parts.

Jokes, write thyselves.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 11, 2017 10:27 AM (ul9CR)

236 >>225 Woodpeckers are called "carpenter birds" in Spanish.


Get an ICE hat and you'll never see the little homewrecker again.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 11, 2017 10:27 AM (mcI77)

237 There is one problem with your little tautology, the destroyer USS John S. McCain is not named for the Senator. The ship is named for the Senator's grandfather and father who both saw combat in World War II.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 10:27 AM (H0h6t)

238 >>>>189 Damn woodpeckers are eating my house.



That's why the Good Lord invented pellet guns and bird nets.
.
.
.Every specie of wood pecker in the US is protected under Federal law so be careful on how you deal with them.

When they were eating my cedar shake shingle house in New England I went the chemical route. Pepper spray worked fine but you had to sneak up on them. Hit them a time or two and they moved on.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 11, 2017 10:27 AM (+Dllb)

239 two naval officers who couldn't steer very well were dismissed from
command of a ship named after a naval officer who couldn't fly very
well.

Just God damn lucky they weren't on the USS Gabrielle Giffords.
Littorally.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 10:28 AM (H5rtT)

240 Really bad effects though...

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:28 AM (rmVvL)

241
What are non-italics called, anyway?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:28 AM (czg0O)

242 Really is a good nut season this year. Too bad I'm deathly allergic to tree nuts.

But I'll gather up walnuts and hickory nuts for the friends and fam.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 11, 2017 10:28 AM (ul9CR)

243 213 But better weather.

===

They lack "change of seasons", like Florida.
Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:24 AM (QC/4S)

We have a change of seasons. You just have to expand your perspective on what that actually means.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 10:28 AM (VuJJJ)

244 Depression is no longer the top concern for college seniors. 60 percent of college seniors now suffer from severe anxiety so says local commie news.



I don't doubt it. They live in a world where they're supposed to have indiscriminant sex and be good with that, or not, if they decide not and press charges, with any "gender," they're prohibited from any religion, have no moral authority, have to seek fulfullment through a career that they probably aren't prepared for, can't create a 'carbon footprint," are told to eat organically and smoke copious amounts of weed while avoiding traditional roles.


I've been using the Livestrong app to track my food and the "community" is rife with teenagers wanting to be 90 lbs and vegan. Seems like that would be accomplished only through drugs and mental illness.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 10:28 AM (6oU5/)

245 You think Woodpeckers and Termites have a thing going on, like a contractor sub-contractor type of relationship?

---

Carpenter ants in this latitude.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:28 AM (m9X4Y)

246
227 >>210 >>nothing rhymes with woodpecker. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:23 AM (m9X4Y)

Voortrekker.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 10:26 AM (Bdeb0)


Black & Decker

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (hLRSq)

247 Is there ANY bird species NOT protected under some Federal Law??

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (zSVEm)

248 Rachel Corrie was a product of...


...drumroll...







Evergreen State College.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (Bl5Zt)

249 242 Really is a good nut season this year. Too bad I'm deathly allergic to tree nuts.

But I'll gather up walnuts and hickory nuts for the friends and fam.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 11, 2017 10:28 AM (ul9CR)

But at least you aren't allergic to Deez Nutz!

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (VuJJJ)

250 >>237 There is one problem with your little tautology, the destroyer USS John S. McCain is not named for the Senator. The ship is named for the Senator's grandfather and father who both saw combat in World War II.Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 10:27 AM (H0h6t)

Silence, woman!

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (Bdeb0)

251 I think most soccer fans in the US pretty much hate the country anyway so are probably pleased our team didn't make it."Take that TrumpHitler!"

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (rmVvL)

252 Maybe he'll join a union and pull a slow down.
Posted by: josephistan at October 11, 2017 10:26 AM (7HtZB)


Yup. The solution here is to card-check the little bugger.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (O0+Rp)

253 What are non-italics called, anyway?
=====

Rather ironically, Roman.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 11, 2017 10:30 AM (MIKMs)

254 So my doctor put me back on blood pressure meds, it's a different one, and since I started it yesterday I feel so tired and sleepy.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 11, 2017 10:30 AM (hMwEB)

255 two naval officers who couldn't steer very well were dismissed from
command of a ship named after a naval officer who couldn't fly very
well.



The steerage failed, actually. However, the navy dismisses the co and exo because that's the tradition going back into pre-history.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 10:30 AM (6oU5/)

256 Brian Dennehy cameo as the Cat D7 is stellar.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 11, 2017 10:30 AM (leCj4)

257
Roman, eh?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:30 AM (czg0O)

258 Is there ANY bird species NOT protected under some Federal Law??
Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (zSVEm)


Starlings, I think.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 11, 2017 10:31 AM (O0+Rp)

259 *levels a Seburo MN-23 at Zod*

Listen pipsqueak... its bad enough having a crazy chick in a toy tank ruining our gig. Now back off.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 10:31 AM (H0h6t)

260 Pileated woodpeckers are pretty cool, though.

Woody's tribe.

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:31 AM (zSVEm)

261 Here's a comment that somebody posted at Twitchy - which is to say, I think it's far too thoughtful and astute in its original environment and might do better here:


The champions of communism, socialism and fascism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty for anyone not pledged to the cult Liberalism. They call themselves Democrats, yet they yearn for a dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent in every way imaginable..

They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden yet the results are simply more unsustainable debt that will eventually enslave our progeny. They plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office, every man but one a subordinate clerk in a giant bureau. Modern ctrl-left Progressive Liberalism is a serious and dangerous mental disorder


Obvious stuff, but some good turns of phrase- credit to one "Dusty Thompson".

Posted by: Sporkatus at October 11, 2017 10:31 AM (HtLSE)

262 And the McCain was named after Wackobird's dad, not Wackobird.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 10:31 AM (6oU5/)

263 200 This Hollywood Harvey scandal has to end with someone with some connection to it --large or small--committing suicide, or otherwise dying "mysteriously."
It just has to happen at some point.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 11, 2017 10:21 AM (7uYFy)

When the story broke there was mention of personal assistants who "disappeared." I thought something sinister was being implied.

Posted by: josephistan at October 11, 2017 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

264 Damn, I'm an hour late to the thread. I'm guessing all the "the performances were flat" jokes have already been taken?

Posted by: BurtTC at October 11, 2017 10:32 AM (TOk1P)

265 247 Is there ANY bird species NOT protected under some Federal Law??
Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (zSVEm)

Bird Law in this country is not governed by reason.

Posted by: Charlie Kelly, Esq. at October 11, 2017 10:32 AM (7HtZB)

266

Did you see the latest Fake News from the National Laughingstock?

Wacko Wapo has tallied over 1300 whoppers told by President Trump since the election.

Tell me these people aren't Big Brother's Frankenstein.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:32 AM (czg0O)

267 We have a change of seasons. You just have to expand your perspective on what that actually means.

Mostly we just have Tourist Season, which makes little sense because we can't shoot them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 10:32 AM (tRaq7)

268 When the story broke there was mention of personal assistants who "disappeared." I thought something sinister was being implied.

Posted by: josephistan at October 11, 2017 10:31 AM (7HtZB)



You think he had one rubbed out?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 10:32 AM (493sH)

269 Now I know where I've seen Bernie Sanders before!
He was Meathead's Mom on All in the Family.
'Splains a lot.

Posted by: Burger Chef at October 11, 2017 10:33 AM (RuIsu)

270 264
Damn, I'm an hour late to the thread. I'm guessing all the "the performances were flat" jokes have already been taken?
Posted by: BurtTC at October 11, 2017 10:32 AM (TOk1P)

Yep, all used up... early run on them...

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:33 AM (zSVEm)

271 >>However, the navy dismisses the co and exo because that's the tradition going back into pre-history. Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 10:30 AM (6oU5/)

Nope. The navy dismissed them so that Zod could manipulate a boring fact of nomenclature into a literary funny.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 10:33 AM (Bdeb0)

272 264 Damn, I'm an hour late to the thread. I'm guessing all the "the performances were flat" jokes have already been taken?

Yep, but a pancake makeup riff is still available.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 11, 2017 10:33 AM (ul9CR)

273 There is one problem with your little tautology

So is a tautology with a problem a slack-ology?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wro3bqi4Eb8

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 10:33 AM (H5rtT)

274 I think most soccer fans in the US pretty much hate the country anyway so are probably pleased our team didn't make it."Take that TrumpHitler!"
Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (rmVvL)

Soccer, the sport that was going to make the USA into a world contender. I wonder what the USA-Soccer is going to blame this time.

Posted by: auscolpyr at October 11, 2017 10:33 AM (suO/a)

275 Is there ANY bird species NOT protected under some Federal Law??
Posted by: kraken

I believe starlings are not. They are not indigenous.
Heh...

Posted by: Bruce at October 11, 2017 10:33 AM (8ikIW)

276 The US didn't make it to the world soccer playoffs?!!

My only interest in soccer is when the US makes it to the World Cup, and there's a chance we could win the damn thing. But we usually lose to Ghana or someplace.

Still, whenever we the Cup is great-- "Hey, this thing you-all love and we don't care about? We're better at it than you."

See also Rights, Bragging, and Olympics, The.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at October 11, 2017 10:33 AM (u0s1P)

277 You think he had one rubbed out?

Or did he rub one out on one?

Posted by: GMan at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (sxq57)

278 Don't you harm those birds!Unless you build a wind turbine subsidized by us and kill huge numbers...
The US Government

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (rmVvL)

279 Nothing rhymes with woodpecker.


*****


Something Rhymes With Everything - a limerick

A home-wrecker, crested woodpecker
Pecked the house of my friend, Chubby Checker
The Feds say I can't kill him
So instead I shall drill him
With my batt'ry-powered cordless Black & Decker

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (wPiJc)

280 Okay, tautology has been used... is solipcism still in play???

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (zSVEm)

281 Weinstein's wife leaving him.

The payout on that one should be sufficient enough that she could possibly retire from being a gold digger.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (4ErVI)

282

The US didn't make it to the world soccer playoffs?!!



Good.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (czg0O)

283 264 Damn, I'm an hour late to the thread. I'm guessing all the "the performances were flat" jokes have already been taken?

Posted by: BurtTC at October 11, 2017 10:32 AM (TOk1P)


It wasn't an uplifting story. Pretty depressing actually.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (hLRSq)

284 Mostly we just have Tourist Season, which makes little sense because we can't shoot them.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 10:32 AM (tRaq7)

-----
There's got to be a Yakov Smirnov joke in there somewhere.

Posted by: auscolpyr at October 11, 2017 10:35 AM (suO/a)

285

How do you stop a Jewish girl from having sex?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:35 AM (czg0O)

286 josephistan: well put. and our system of charitable donations of art getting tax write offs has built america's great museums. it's effective, too, in distributing art - most european countries have major museums in the capital cities only. we have wonderful public collections across the land. note that trump's taxa reform maintains the charitable donations. if it was dropped, museums collections would be frozen as is.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 11, 2017 10:35 AM (AxFdW)

287 Wacko Wapo has tallied over 1300 whoppers told by President Trump since the election.

Tell me these people aren't Big Brother's Frankenstein.


Someone seriously autistic needs to go down the list and refute it. I have to say my own powers of sperg pale before such a task.

Posted by: Sporkatus at October 11, 2017 10:35 AM (HtLSE)

288 Something Rhymes With Everything - a limerick



A home-wrecker, crested woodpecker

Pecked the house of my friend, Chubby Checker

The Feds say I can't kill him

So instead I shall drill him

With my batt'ry-powered cordless Black Decker

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (wPiJc)
=====
You terrify me.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 11, 2017 10:35 AM (MIKMs)

289 285 Marry her!

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:35 AM (rmVvL)

290
Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (wPiJc)


---

You are a genius.

Posted by: auscolpyr at October 11, 2017 10:36 AM (suO/a)

291 I think most soccer fans in the US pretty much hate the country anyway so are probably pleased our team didn't make it."Take that TrumpHitler!"
Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (rmVvL)


Around these parts, soccer has been kind of a big deal for decades.

Old fashioned midwesterners. I don't know about the coasts, if they adopted the sport more recently, and thus infected it with their coastal crep.

Come to St. Louis. Big Catholic high schools have been breeding world class soccer players for a long long time. Back in the day I was a pretty darned good player... and had zero chance of making my high school team.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 11, 2017 10:36 AM (TOk1P)

292 Ben Affleck now accused of groping.

The catholic church style downfall of Hollywood begins - and I cannot wait to see it all burnt to cinders.

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 11, 2017 10:36 AM (a9n6M)

293 The champions of communism, socialism and fascism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty for anyone not pledged to the cult Liberalism. They call themselves Democrats, yet they yearn for a dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent in every way imaginable..

They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden yet the results are simply more unsustainable debt that will eventually enslave our progeny. They plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office, every man but one a subordinate clerk in a giant bureau. Modern ctrl-left Progressive Liberalism is a serious and dangerous mental disorder


Further proof, as if we needed any, that everything is backwards, especially politics.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 10:36 AM (tRaq7)

294 An orange woodpecker did perch
On my thinking stoop, crafted of birch
Here to teach, when the rhyme
Can't be found half the time
Move the words, don't be left in the lurch!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 11, 2017 10:36 AM (AM1GF)

295 Muldoon, fortunately, is on the side of the angels.... maybe...

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:36 AM (zSVEm)

296 At WZ. San Fran Nan doesn't like the immigration bill, and is threatening to shut down the government.

So... were are ruled by:

1. Various judges, specifically in Hawaii
2. Congressional minority party
3. Minority party

Does that sound about right?

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 10:37 AM (aT+Bx)

297 How many soccer players does it take to change a lightbulb?

Two . One to screw in the bulb and one to flop.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 11, 2017 10:37 AM (Uysai)

298 Obvious stuff, but some good turns of phrase- credit to one "Dusty Thompson".
Posted by: Sporkatus at October 11, 2017 10:31 AM (HtLSE)


If you have an hour and want to listen to a podcast, Ralph Raico gave a speech (he was the master of 1 hour speeches by the way) about the history of liberalism, and how it has been mislabled and the label itself taken over

He has trenchant things to say about John Stewart Mill

https://mises.org/library/ralph-raico-liberalism-defined

Posted by: Kindltot at October 11, 2017 10:37 AM (O0+Rp)

299
Someone seriously autistic needs to go down the list and refute it.

Why?

It's all lies. Why waste time and lend credibility to Liars?


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:37 AM (czg0O)

300 Paddocks girl friend has been placed on the no fly list this morning by the FBI.

Things that make you go hmmmmmm........

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 11, 2017 10:37 AM (+Dllb)

301 Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM

strike 'cordless' out of the last line and it's perfect.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:37 AM (m9X4Y)

302 Weinstein's wife leaving him.

The payout on that one should be sufficient enough that she could possibly retire from being a gold digger.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (4ErVI)



What would make you think she's a gold digger? I mean just look at them. They look like a Hollywood couple right out of the movies. Esmeralda and Quasimodo

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 10:37 AM (493sH)

303 San Fran Nan doesn't like the immigration bill, and is threatening to shut down the government.

I thought that shutting down the government was the worst thing ever and it was just like 9/11 all over again?

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 10:38 AM (1GJ2R)

304 So Trump tweet's that it's good that Goodell is forcing players to stand.

Goodell says "Hey wait, we didn't say that", basically giving the green light to players.

The NFL is committing seppuku. Trump gave them the knife.

Posted by: WisRich at October 11, 2017 10:38 AM (G0vdT)

305 Wacko Wapo has tallied over 1300 whoppers told by President Trump since the election.

Any as big as "if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor?"

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 11, 2017 10:38 AM (ul9CR)

306 Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (wPiJc)

I used Black & Decker earlier.

With ampersands.
&&&&&&&&&&&

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 10:39 AM (hLRSq)

307
I thought that shutting down the government was the worst thing ever and it was just like 9/11 all over again?

--

Only if it's done by Republicans.

However, if Democrats do it for Illegal Children, it is the most compassionate, wonderful thing to do.



Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 10:40 AM (aT+Bx)

308 I hadn't been keeping track of the USS McCain situation - steerage failure? Really?

We've got a whatever billion dollar ship, brand new, and the picture we get of the cause of the wreck is Mickey Mouse standing there with the steering wheel in his hands, disconnected from everything, while he jumps up and down with little exclamation points over his head?

THAT is the explanation????

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 10:40 AM (V2Yro)

309 Yep, all used up... early run on them...

Moose out front should've told you.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 10:40 AM (tRaq7)

310 You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' in a rhythm Ampersand

Am -am-am-am -ampersand

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 11, 2017 10:40 AM (ul9CR)

311

See what I mean?

The alt-left Democrats don't just want amnesty for all the "dreamers" here now, they want Amnesty-in-Perpertuity for all "dreamers" now and in the future.

In other words, No Borders, and citizenship for everyone.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:40 AM (czg0O)

312 Bandwidth?

Dont understand your IRA thing?

A) all I did was 2 undisputed facts about the King DavisvHitel
B) I dont accept the comparison between the IRA and the Jewish population in what was then Palistine

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 11, 2017 10:40 AM (9Yb6N)

313 >>A home-wrecker, crested woodpecker
Pecked the house of my friend, Chubby Checker
The Feds say I can't kill him
So instead I shall drill him
With my batt'ry-powered cordless Black & Decker
Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (wPiJc)

The German policeman said "Lecker!
Vee have a legal verbrecher!
"He's mordert a Specht,
with rot-kopf bedecked,
His punishment? Stale Butterkeker!"


Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 10:40 AM (Bdeb0)

314 How do you stop a Jewish girl from having sex?



Marry her?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 10:40 AM (lmYrx)

315 An orange woodpecker did perch
On my thinking stoop, crafted of birch
Here to teach, when the rhyme
Can't be found half the time
Move the words, don't be left in the lurch!

Posted by: Brother Cavil


*****


Heh. ISWYDT

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:40 AM (wPiJc)

316 With my batt'ry-powered cordless Black Decker

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (wPiJc)

That reminds me, I wonder if we'll get a Shelvey update today

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 11, 2017 10:41 AM (hMwEB)

317
What would make you think she's a gold digger? I mean just look at them. They look like a Hollywood couple right out of the movies. Esmeralda and Quasimodo

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 10:37 AM (493sH)

She fell in love with him because of his kindness, fidelity and respectful manner with the ladies.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 10:41 AM (ZM2xo)

318 Headline at FOX:

"Trump Spikes Football
President crows as NFL boss Goodell cries 'uncle', says payers
should stand for national anthem"

He doesn't just win, he rubs the loser's nose in the shit.

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 10:41 AM (3myMJ)

319 hadn't been keeping track of the USS McCain situation - steerage failure? Really?

We've got a whatever billion dollar ship, brand new, and the picture we get of the cause of the wreck is Mickey Mouse standing there with the steering wheel in his hands, disconnected from everything, while he jumps up and down with little exclamation points over his head?

THAT is the explanation????
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 10:40 AM (V2Yro)


Yep... Steamboat Willie at the helm...

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:41 AM (zSVEm)

320 Why?

It's all lies. Why waste time and lend credibility to Liars?

Mostly, so that there's a handy link for anybody trying to use it as a cudgel. I can't remember whose law says that the effort required to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude higher than the effort generating it, but it's true... however, it would still be useful to be able to say so with an even weightier mass of words than the original.

Or you can ask the person to pull an example, refute, and send them back to the well until they get tired. Either or.

Posted by: Sporkatus at October 11, 2017 10:41 AM (HtLSE)

321 According to ZeroHedge:

1. Paddocks Reno home was broken into this weekend

2. Paddock used the Mandalay Bay freight elevators.


So....

1. Planting evidence?

2. Help from a Mandalay insider?

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 10:41 AM (aT+Bx)

322 >>>Mostly we just have a Tourist Season, which makes little sense because we can't shoot them.

Well, you could but I don't recommend it.

Posted by: zombie Stephen Paddock at October 11, 2017 10:41 AM (3QAtO)

323 Posted by: josephistan at October 11, 2017 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

Did the report say male or female? If male I would suspect shallow graves somewhere, especially with his mob background. If female, I wonder if he maybe *sold* to traffickers (with his rapacious appetite there's almost no way he wasn't buying).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 11, 2017 10:41 AM (rp9xB)

324 "At WZ. San Fran Nan doesn't like the immigration bill, and is threatening to shut down the government."

So the Democrats want to shut down the government over something that is not the budget and is pretty popular with many people who vote?

My Lord, this is so much winning. Please, more.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 10:41 AM (hLRSq)

325

That's what this "dreamer" shit is all about: Amnesty NOW and Amnesty FOREVER for Anyone.

It is not about amnesty for the illegals who are here now. It is about all the future illegals.

Republicans are in on this scam, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:42 AM (czg0O)

326 305 Wacko Wapo has tallied over 1300 whoppers told by President Trump since the election.

Any as big as "if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor?"
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 11, 2017 10:38 AM (ul9CR)

3000% reduction in premiums!

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 10:42 AM (VuJJJ)

327 Heh. ISWYDT

Posted by: Muldoon


I figured you would, couldn't resist...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 11, 2017 10:42 AM (AM1GF)

328 We've got a whatever billion dollar ship, brand new, and the picture we get of the cause of the wreck is Mickey Mouse standing there with the steering wheel in his hands, disconnected from everything, while he jumps up and down with little exclamation points over his head?

Let me guess, no lever to pull full reverse either?

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 10:43 AM (1GJ2R)

329 They said it can't be done
So tell me if this is one
Is the word syringe
Close enough to orange?

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 11, 2017 10:43 AM (Uysai)

330 I used Black & Decker earlier.

With ampersands.
&&&&&&&&&&&

Posted by: *Mikey NTH

*****

Ah, but of course. Credit where credit is due.

h.t. Mikey NTH

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:43 AM (wPiJc)

331 Sean Astin had a good rant about Weinstein.

Said he was also a bully I think.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 11, 2017 10:43 AM (hMwEB)

332 It's NOT Frankenstein.

It's Frankensteen!

Posted by: JAS at October 11, 2017 10:43 AM (UnDQI)

333 325
325
That's what this "dreamer" shit is all about: Amnesty NOW and Amnesty FOREVER for Anyone.

It is not about amnesty for the illegals who are here now. It is about all the future illegals.

Republicans are in on this scam, too.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:42 AM (


Well, the Elites will go to great pains to ensure a plentiful supply of serfs to do their scut work... the natives have proved to be intractable in most instances.

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:44 AM (zSVEm)

334
Come to St. Louis. Big Catholic high schools have been breeding world class soccer players for a long long time. Back in the day I was a pretty darned good player... and had zero chance of making my high school team.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 11, 2017 10:36 AM (TOk1P)

I didn't know that. I thought beisball reigned supreme in St. Louis - the one city where it still does.

(Well, maybe, LA too since the Dodgers draw crowds and NFL teams do not. But the biggest sport there seems to be groping starlets.)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 10:44 AM (ZM2xo)

335 Let me guess, no lever to pull full reverse either?

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 10:43 AM (1GJ2R)

----

The rearview mirrors haven't been installed yet.

Posted by: auscolpyr at October 11, 2017 10:44 AM (suO/a)

336 Let me guess, no lever to pull full reverse either?

Engine room telegraphs being this magic instant and total control over movement thing is one of my favorite Hollywood idiocies.

Posted by: Sporkatus at October 11, 2017 10:45 AM (HtLSE)

337 In South Carolina there is a town on the border of Dorchester and Orangeburg counties.

The name of the town is Dorange.

I know, it's a proper noun, but it is what it is.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 10:45 AM (1GJ2R)

338 .
I'm waiting for the orange/Assange rhythm and blues. See Rohrabacher.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 11, 2017 10:45 AM (MIKMs)

339 Boris Becker.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 11, 2017 10:45 AM (/qEW2)

340 How many soccer players does it take to change a lightbulb?

Two . One to screw in the bulb and one to flop.


There was a video out there on that Intarwebz thingy a few years back of some soccer official using some spray paint for something at a game. He sprayed some on one of the player's shoes and the player collapsed and started writhing on the ground as though his foot had been cut off.

I cannot find that video anywhere anymore. It was perfect.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 10:45 AM (tRaq7)

341 nothing rhymes with woodpecker. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:23 AM (m9X4Y)



Voortrekker.



Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 10:26 AM (Bdeb0)





Black Decker

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the
Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM
(hLRSq)


Horny lecher.

Posted by: Country Singer at October 11, 2017 10:45 AM (uiwCw)

342 China may have had something to do with the steering failure,just sayin'...

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 10:46 AM (rmVvL)

343 Engine room telegraphs being this magic instant and total control over movement thing is one of my favorite Hollywood idiocies.

Posted by: Sporkatus at October 11, 2017 10:45 AM (HtLSE)

Yes but...

I am guessing that the freighter didn't just dart out in front of them.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 10:46 AM (1GJ2R)

344 Well, the Elites will go to great pains to ensure a plentiful supply of
serfs to do their scut work... the natives have proved to be intractable
in most instances.
---

illegals= lifelong democrat voters= dems in power for all eternity

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 10:46 AM (aT+Bx)

345

Crap.

Barrel is unseasonably warm this time of year.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 10:47 AM (1GJ2R)

346 In my theater days I was invited by my acting teacher to her production of this play at Cornell. I was not going to go but I was specifically asked to attend.

It was a small theater and it was full so I ended up sitting on the steps right on the first row. That prevented me from sneaking out.

They should have called it "I am Saint Corrie". The unadulterated crap that is in that play is astounding. True leftists have raised her up to a figure that is heroically standing up to the evil in the world and self-sacrificing herself in the name of justice and righteousness.

It is so bad that there was a local spat over whether the play should even be put on since it would be akin to blasphemy. No really, it happened.

It is nothing but an actress doing monologues of letters she has written.

All it does is re-enforce the lefts narrative about Israel. Israel=Evil, Palestinians=Peace loving unicorn riders.

Save your sanity and brain cells.

Posted by: jmm at October 11, 2017 10:47 AM (rbSvZ)

347
Ah, but of course. Credit where credit is due.

h.t. Mikey NTH

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:43 AM (wPiJc)



But you are the man with the rhymes.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 10:47 AM (hLRSq)

348 Have you paid your master today?

Posted by: Sonobi at October 11, 2017 10:47 AM (72PAC)

349 Black Decker

Posted by: *Mikey NTH

--
Pecker Wrecker.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 10:47 AM (lmYrx)

350

All policies these D & R Shits are pushing for lead to a One World Corporate Fascist Government.

Never forget that.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:47 AM (czg0O)

351 Damn woodpeckers are eating my house.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:19 AM (m9X4Y)


Check Amazon. They sell all sorts of bird repealing shiny stuff. I made my own out of twisted sheet metal. Like a 12" X 1" long corkscrew.

Apparently woodpeckers are easily distracted, like leftists, and won't hang around.

Had a neighbor who was getting nailed so bad he replaced his beautiful redwood siding with ugly red cement board.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 11, 2017 10:47 AM (EgwCt)

352 A Song. With Orange.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejRfbIXuNCM

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 10:48 AM (H5rtT)

353
Just God damn lucky they weren't on the USS Gabrielle Giffords.
Littorally.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 10:28 AM (H5rtT)







The biggest problem with that ship is the terrible plumbing problems.

There's a hole in the head.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 11, 2017 10:49 AM (veoSD)

354
It took, what, a year for those Europeons to start calling themselves EU Citizens?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:49 AM (czg0O)

355 Paddocks girl friend has been placed on the no fly list this morning by the FBI.

Things that make you go hmmmmmm........


Hmmm is right! Vewy, vewy intarestin'

Posted by: number 4 at October 11, 2017 10:49 AM (RzUqr)

356
The 'North American Union' is not too far into our future.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:49 AM (czg0O)

357 I am guessing that the freighter didn't just dart out in front of them.

Of course it did. Flashed into existence, actually. We've been continuing the Philadelphia Experiment research on unsuspecting freighters for years now.

Little known fact, by which I mean now I've told you I have to kill you.

Posted by: Sporkatus at October 11, 2017 10:50 AM (HtLSE)

358 Maybe someone was right when they said the Hollywood scandal would grow and engulf others:

"Hilarie Burton: Ben Affleck groped me on 'TRL' when 'I was a kid'"

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 10:50 AM (3myMJ)

359
Do these fake wooden owls work against woodpeckers?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:50 AM (czg0O)

360 I hadn't been keeping track of the USS McCain situation - steerage failure? Really?

There is an elaborate on-going investigation. The results will be given to Congress at the end of November. However, the McCain's steering failed. And yeah, they are also looking into if there is a culture that ignores problems or overrides mechanical problems for mission expediency.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 10:50 AM (6oU5/)

361 Come to St. Louis. Big Catholic high schools have been breeding world class soccer players for a long long time. Back in the day I was a pretty darned good player... and had zero chance of making my high school team.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 11, 2017 10:36 AM (TOk1P)

I didn't know that. I thought beisball reigned supreme in St. Louis - the one city where it still does.

(Well, maybe, LA too since the Dodgers draw crowds and NFL teams do not. But the biggest sport there seems to be groping starlets.)
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 10:44 AM (ZM2xo)


Roughly similar, I think, to the way they do football in Texas. Everyone makes their kids get up early in the morning, take vacations around their kids' soccer schedules...

Well, I'm exaggerating when I say everyone, but it's really huge here still.

Baseball... yeah, professionally, that's what we do (not this year, of course), but the amateurs, it's soccer.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 11, 2017 10:51 AM (TOk1P)

362 Apropos to nothing, my mom could do the most spot-on Woody Woodpecker laugh.

Funny, the things that make you miss people.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 11, 2017 10:51 AM (AM1GF)

363 To scare away woodpeckers, buy a life size plastic owl and put him where the birds can see him.

They're available on Amazon.

Posted by: ALH at October 11, 2017 10:52 AM (uLuPn)

364 re: woodpeckers, my understanding is that they don't typically start dicking with you until there's already a bug problem (though possibly undiagnosed)... so solving that first, then getting rid of them is wisest. They're like chronic headaches indicating a tumor.

Posted by: Sporkatus at October 11, 2017 10:52 AM (HtLSE)

365 "Paddocks girl friend has been placed on the no fly list this morning by the FBI."

I think she's on the "travel watch" list, which is different from he "no fly" list.

Unless that's one and the same list with different names because the media sucks, it's hard to keep up.

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 10:52 AM (3myMJ)

366 84 If the water lilly is symbolic of the mish ...

If the water lilly is symbolic of the mish, what we have here is a lake of mishes, upon which floats a mish-shaped boat. Except instead of the man in the boat analogy to find one of the mish parts, we have two mish-bearing humans, each gathering mish plants to put in their mish laps.

Next to their mishes.


It's like a mishy Mandelbrot set. A mishelbrot, if you will.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 11, 2017 10:52 AM (v3pYe)

367 The 'North American Union' is not too far into our future.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:49 AM (czg0O)

----------------------
About time we annexed Canada.

Posted by: RioBravo at October 11, 2017 10:52 AM (SsblQ)

368 346 ... They should have called it "I am Saint Corrie". The unadulterated crap that is in that play is astounding. True leftists have raised her up to a figure that is heroically standing up to the evil in the world and self-sacrificing herself in the name of justice and righteousness


They must have confused her with a real hero - Corrie ten Boom.

Posted by: number 4 at October 11, 2017 10:52 AM (RzUqr)

369 "hadn't been keeping track of the USS McCain situation - steerage failure? Really? "

Oddly enough, in a former life I was often stationed in aft steering during maneuvering and refueling events as part of the Aft Steering team.

My self, an electrician and a qualified helmsman, with the helmsman wearing sound powered phones connected to the bridge and maneuvering circuit.

I would assume that going through the congested Straits would have required the setting of Navigation Detail, as well as the manning of aft steering, at a minimum. And with a recent report of a steering casualty, the likelihood of steering being manned approaches 100%.

And in case of loss of steering control from the bridge, verbal rudder orders are passed down on the phone, or simple course orders are passed down.

Ain't buying the loss of steering as the root cause, or even secondary or tertiary contributor to that collision.

Posted by: Mr Universe at October 11, 2017 10:54 AM (EyPfd)

370 >>>I think she's on the "travel watch" list, which is different from he "no fly" list.
Unless that's one and the same list with different names because the media sucks, it's hard to keep up.

Not the same. Travel watch is also called selectee list.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 11, 2017 10:54 AM (SUuNs)

371 They sell all sorts of bird repealing shiny stuff. I made my own out of twisted sheet metal. Like a 12" X 1" long corkscrew.

*****

I made some out of Coke cans, (cut off the ends, unroll can into a rectangle, bend the two bottom corners in opposite directions, hang with a fishing swivel- flaps quite nicely in the breeze.

Actually though have had better luck using the owl figurines (pest repellants) with the head that rotates in the wind. About $30 each. Kept the peckers off the house this year, though we could still hear them over in the woods.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:54 AM (wPiJc)

372 There are gators under the lily pads.

Happy day after Rapey Tuesday, all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 10:55 AM (PY9jH)

373 @362 Some of these kids are awful young, is all I'm sayin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc0Uytp0R3c

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 10:55 AM (H5rtT)

374 "They're like chronic headaches indicating a tumor."

it's not a tumah

Posted by: Arnold at October 11, 2017 10:55 AM (EyPfd)

375 About time we annexed Canada.


Posted by: RioBravo at October 11, 2017 10:52 AM (SsblQ)


Operation Leafblower is a go!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 10:55 AM (hLRSq)

376 This world really has me feeling flat today.

**sigh**



Posted by: dananjcon at October 11, 2017 10:56 AM (WLK0w)

377 I want to point out a relatively explosive revelation - shooter's use of the service elevator at the hotel.

They say no cameras in hallway. I don't know that I believe that but could be. But they say only in elevators. That makes me believe there is video of him using the service elevator. And that is probably restricted by card key - so they are going to have a record of whose card key it was.

I think that we are now starting to drill down on the accomplice theory.

If he had an accomplice, then it makes the "he just snapped" explanation a lot harder. Unless of course he paid somebody $10k for a card and said don't ask questions. Which is entirely possible.

Like I said, it isn't like the motto of Las Vegas is "if you see something, say something."


Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 10:56 AM (1GJ2R)

378 341 nothing rhymes with woodpecker. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:23 AM (m9X4Y)



Voortrekker.



Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 10:26 AM (Bdeb0)





Black Decker

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the
Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM
(hLRSq)

Horny lecher.
Posted by: Country Singer at October 11, 2017 10:45 AM (uiwCw)

Pud shmecker

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 10:56 AM (VuJJJ)

379 Be off me you Serenity sock

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 11, 2017 10:56 AM (EyPfd)

380 I am guessing that the freighter didn't just dart out in front of them.

----

Actually, the way I understand it, the Navy ship was crossing in front of the merchant vessel. The container ship altered course to starboard, hitting the Fitzgerald on the starboard side.

The Merchant vessel has the right of way under those conditions, but when the merchant ship altered course to starboard, they caused the two ships to collide. Had the Merchant ship turned to port, it would have passed behind the Fitzgerald.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:56 AM (m9X4Y)

381 To scare away woodpeckers, buy a life size plastic owl and put him where the birds can see him.
Posted by: ALH


******


This ^^^^

Also, change locations of the owl occasionally.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:56 AM (wPiJc)

382 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 10:56 AM (PY9jH)

383 Corrie Ten Boom. A real saint. Her body did not decay.

Posted by: JAS at October 11, 2017 10:57 AM (UnDQI)

384 372 There are gators under the lily pads.

Happy day after Rapey Tuesday, all.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 10:55 AM (PY9jH)

A/k/a Afterglow Day

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 10:57 AM (VuJJJ)

385 Funny how Hump Day follows Rapey Tuesday.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 10:58 AM (PY9jH)

386 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.

==

...said no one ever !

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:58 AM (QC/4S)

387 341 nothing rhymes with woodpecker. Posted
Voortrekker.

Black Decker

Horny lecher.


Lech Walensa

Posted by: Anachronda at October 11, 2017 10:58 AM (sGtp+)

388 So Ben Affleck is a groper too? Doesn't he have some other addiction? Gambling or alcohol or something? And Weinstein's soon to be ex-wife is gorgeous..what the hell did she see in that fat repulsive pig? Can't just be money...power?

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 10:59 AM (a0IVu)

389 woodpeckers, my understanding is that they don't typically start dicking with you until there's already a bug problem

-----

That is what I'm afraid of.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 10:59 AM (m9X4Y)

390
All day yesterday on Fake News, I shit you not:

Breaking News
Source Close to WH: Trump's Remark About Tillerson and IQ Not A Joke


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 10:59 AM (czg0O)

391 What the heck, sir!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 10:59 AM (wPiJc)

392 woodpecker ?

darn hacker !

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:59 AM (QC/4S)

393 >>San Fran Nan doesn't like the immigration bill, and is threatening to shut down the government.



LOL! Wouldn't that make her a "terrorist?"
She's pissed because Trump made her and Schumer believe they talked him out of the border wall. They've been Lucy so long it must really, really sting to suddenly be Charlie Brown.

Please, Nancy, keep threatening, and please shut down the government! I'm sure that like Roger Goddell you're be covered in glory in no time.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 11:00 AM (W+vEI)

394 And Weinstein's soon to be ex-wife is gorgeous..what the hell did she see in that fat repulsive pig? Can't just be money...power?

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 10:59 AM (a0IVu)


Sure it can.....

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 11:00 AM (Enq6K)

395
Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.



==



...said no one ever !

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 10:58 AM (QC/4S)


I'm thinking of something along the line of The Producers.


"Springtime for Hillary in Chappaqua"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 11:00 AM (PY9jH)

396 Shave my neck fur.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 11:00 AM (wPiJc)

397 And Weinstein's soon to be ex-wife is gorgeous..what the hell did she see in that fat repulsive pig? Can't just be money...power?

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 10:59 AM (a0IVu)


Pervy was able to make people do stuff. His wife was a dress designer. He could make famous people wear her clothes.

Or take them off, depending on need.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 11:01 AM (1GJ2R)

398 The only reason I can think of for obfuscation by the police (if that's happening) would be to hide information FROM an accomplice still being hunted.

Unless someone is trying to say the FBI and police are accomplices, which sounds insane. It they were, the story would look perfect, not scattered.

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 11:01 AM (3myMJ)

399 Next to their mishes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 11, 2017 09:49 AM

And this the thoughtful art criticism for which I return to the HQ on a daily basis.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 11, 2017 11:01 AM (VC4bd)

400 Posted by: JAS at October 11, 2017 10:57 AM (UnDQI)

I was told that the tree planted in her honor at Yad V'Shem died the same day she did and had to be replaced, which is why the one we saw was small. She wasn't young when WWII started, much older than I had thought just from stories, and sounds like a real firecracker throughout her life.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 11, 2017 11:01 AM (rp9xB)

401 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.

The Schlonging of the Shrew

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 11, 2017 11:01 AM (ul9CR)

402 >>386 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.

Hillary And The Amazing Technicolor Schlonging.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 11:01 AM (Bdeb0)

403 383 Corrie Ten Boom. A real saint. Her body did not decay.

The Hiding Place should be required reading for some of these entitled whiners screaming for safe spaces on campuses (and other places for that matter).

Posted by: number 4 at October 11, 2017 11:01 AM (RzUqr)

404
blast that rector !

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 11:01 AM (QC/4S)

405 Paddocks girl friend has been placed on the no fly list this morning by the FBI

Proof positive that she just landed in Unsexistan with Weinstein.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 11:01 AM (H5rtT)

406 New report: there was a maintenance man on the 32nd floor when Paddock started shooting.

From the Toronto Sun:

"The security guard had been responding to a door alarm on the floor when
he heard an odd drilling sound, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill told KNPR
on Tuesday. That was when Paddock fired hundreds of rounds at the guard
and a maintenance man, McMahill said."

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 11:02 AM (aT+Bx)

407 Ain't buying the loss of steering as the root cause, or even secondary or tertiary contributor to that collision.



Posted by: Mr Universe at October 11, 2017 10:54 AM (EyPfd)

Just telling what the investigators have been given. Remember, this is on the the heels of the GDMA investigation where we found that Fat Leonard had half the brass committing fraud on his behalf. Oh, and remember that Ray Maybus had the mission goals of naming ships after Harvey Milk, trannies, and women on subs while decimating the actual f-ing ships.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 11:02 AM (6oU5/)

408
Harvey Weinstein produces...

Bruce Jenner in....


MISHIN IMPOSSIBLE

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 11:02 AM (czg0O)

409 She claims that nothing rhymes with woodpecker.
We've given her a few examples. But heck, her
Imagination also should have realized
That a sentence splitting solution could be devised.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 11, 2017 11:02 AM (/qEW2)

410 Is there a new Vegas timeline yet to go with the revised cast of characters?

Posted by: RioBravo at October 11, 2017 11:02 AM (SsblQ)

411 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.

****


Bye, Bye Bernie?

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 11:03 AM (wPiJc)

412 397 And Weinstein's soon to be ex-wife is gorgeous..what the hell did she see in that fat repulsive pig? Can't just be money...power?


Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 10:59 AM (a0IVu)




$$$$$. Which is why she's getting out now before he's broke from the pay-offs. She'll be wanting a bulk settlement before he's a pauper.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 11:03 AM (6oU5/)

413 There's no way on earth Weinstein's wife didn't know what he was doing. Same with Hillary.

All they care about is wealth and power. They don't care about the victims of their perv husbands.

I feel sorry for Jennifer Garner. Apparently, she takes their children to church and tries to give them a normal, loving home.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 11:03 AM (PY9jH)

414
>>San Fran Nan doesn't like the immigration bill, and is threatening to shut down the government.

Please, Nancy, keep threatening, and please shut down the government! I'm sure that like Roger Goddell you're be covered in glory in no time.


Of course, CNN & MSNBC will claim Republicans shut it down to kill minorities.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 11, 2017 11:03 AM (IqV8l)

415 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.


******


Hello, Bollard

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 11:03 AM (wPiJc)

416 Ain't buying the loss of steering as the root cause, or even secondary or tertiary contributor to that collision.

Posted by: Mr Universe at October 11, 2017 10:54 AM (EyPfd)

My SWAG is that they were hacked and the USN is deathly afraid to admit that they have no idea how it happened.

Posted by: joncelli, giving his careful prosthesis at October 11, 2017 11:03 AM (RD7QR)

417 BTW, remember when Trump met with Sid and Nancy and they came out saying there will not be a wall and everyone's hair was on fire about how Trump had betrayed everyone just like we knew he would and he got rolled by the Democrats and now your daughter will have to be an MS-13 bride?

Yeah, good times, then.

Me? I was suggesting maybe they got rolled by him.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 11:03 AM (1GJ2R)

418 >>And Weinstein's soon to be ex-wife is gorgeous..what the hell did she
see in that fat repulsive pig? Can't just be money...power?


Speculation is that be bankrolled her clothing line as well as ensured that all of the actresses wore her dresses on the red carpet.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 11:04 AM (W+vEI)

419
I feel sorry for Jennifer Garner.

------

What happened to Jennifer Garner??

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 11:04 AM (8XRCm)

420 I'm amused by the cops, who the democrats have been making war on, being responsible for getting and leaking the Weinstein tape.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 11:05 AM (6oU5/)

421
What happened to Jennifer Garner??



Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 11:04 AM (8XRCm)


She's married to, and separated from, that pig Ben Affleck.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 11:05 AM (PY9jH)

422 Springtime for Hillary in ChappaquaRykers ..."

Posted by: Jane D'oh

hmmm

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 11:05 AM (QC/4S)

423 MISHIN IMPOSSIBLE
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 11:02 AM (czg0O)

------

*very very slow rolling golf clap

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 11:06 AM (8XRCm)

424 OT / If a gun was shot at some distance, would you hear the initial shot and then quickly followed by what seemed to be an echo of that shot? And would you see a flash of light?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 11:06 AM (lwiT4)

425 LOL. Pic out of Harvey Weinstein at Women's March out.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 11:06 AM (6oU5/)

426 Is there a new Vegas timeline yet to go with the revised cast of characters?
--

We're doing some market testing on new characters.

Right now, we've cast "unnamed maintenance man" in a role, and added "freight elevator" as well.

However.... "freight elevator" might be problematic, since Steve Wynn said that in HIS hotel you need to be escorted by an employee to use said "freight elevator"

We are working on the "security" videos, and our CGI guys are putting an unidentifed employee in the elevator with Paddock, so we've got that covered. Time stamping fake footage is a bitch though, so we're not sure when we can release it.

Posted by: The Narrative at October 11, 2017 11:06 AM (aT+Bx)

427 7 I always like the look of those long dresses but I can't help but think if that boat sinks the two gals are going down with it.

I would make a valiant attempt to remove the dress of at lease one of them. Maybe the one on the right... on the other hand the one on the left might not be wearing any knickers, for coolness. Just a hunch.

Posted by: Rvd at October 11, 2017 11:07 AM (Vi4HO)

428 >>Of course, CNN MSNBC will claim Republicans shut it down to kill minorities.


I have faith in Trump's ability to mock them for it using the Dems' own quotes from the govt. shutdown under Obama. They have reliably taken the bait so many times before...

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 11:07 AM (W+vEI)

429 382 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 10:56 AM (PY9jH)

Thinking of names:

Diddler on the Hoof
The Sound of Losing
Seven Bribes for Seven Brothers

Posted by: joncelli, giving his careful prosthesis at October 11, 2017 11:07 AM (RD7QR)

430 She's married to, and separated from, that pig Ben Affleck.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 11:05 AM (PY9jH)

-----

Ah.... yes.

I thought she might have been wrapped up in the Weinstein imbroglio. I always liked Jennifer.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 11:07 AM (8XRCm)

431 I still can't wrap my mind around the security guard being shot, and the po-po not responding for 10 (?) minutes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 11:07 AM (PY9jH)

432 *de-lurks*
Someone please let JJ Sefton know that i love his morning report. Often depressing but always correct.
Thanks JJ!! And i can tell how much work it is to put that together every morning.
*re-lurks*

Posted by: Lurking Queen at October 11, 2017 11:07 AM (5oWLH)

433
Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay hotel, Las Vegas Police and the FBI are so inept and so corrupt, they can't even get their stories straight.

The whole investigation is ruined. We will never know the truth.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 11:08 AM (czg0O)

434 Shorter Hillary! and Barry and Mooch statements:

"We're appalled....that Harvey was caught."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 11:08 AM (PY9jH)

435 Ain't buying the loss of steering as the root cause, or even secondary or tertiary contributor to that collision.



Posted by: Mr Universe at October 11, 2017 10:54 AM (EyPfd)



My SWAG is that they were hacked and the USN is deathly afraid to admit that they have no idea how it happened.

Posted by: joncelli, giving his careful prosthesis at October 11, 2017 11:03 AM (RD7QR)


Just plain incompetence as a result of inadequate training. Surface warfare officers used to go through an extensive time at SWO school. Now the Navy just hands them some computer-based training on CDs, resulting in what is known in the fleet as "SWO in a box".

Posted by: Country Singer at October 11, 2017 11:08 AM (uiwCw)

436 Hi Muldoon, how was your day, dear?

Posted by: ALH at October 11, 2017 11:09 AM (uLuPn)

437 What happened to Jennifer Garner??

IIRC, her most recent movie had a Christian theme.

Oh, and just wait until some boy-child actors start spilling the beans about how they got passed around to the various pervs in Hollyweird.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 11:09 AM (tRaq7)

438 Corrie Ten Boom. A real saint. Her body did not decay.



The Hiding Place should be required reading for some of these
entitled whiners screaming for safe spaces on campuses (and other places
for that matter).





Posted by: number 4 at October 11, 2017 11:01 AM (RzUqr)
========================

A remarkable women with an amazing story about an amazing God. I believe she is recognized by the Jewish people as a Righteous Gentile.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 11:09 AM (lwiT4)

439 There's no way on earth Weinstein's wife didn't know what he was doing. Same with Hillary.

All they care about is wealth and power. They don't care about the victims of their perv husbands.
---

Rationalization.

"These women exaggerate."

"He's an important donor who gives a lot of money."

"Actresses aren't truthful."

"Victims were jealous of his power"

"I've never seen him behave that way, so it can't be true"

"He's a good husband and father"


Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 11:10 AM (aT+Bx)

440 What happened to Jennifer Garner??


Her dad got hold of her credit card.
As a matter of fact, she's his middle daughter.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 11:10 AM (H5rtT)

441 Is there a new Vegas timeline yet to go with the revised cast of characters?
--

We're doing some market testing on new characters.


The "likable bumbling drunk" who sees things but never gets a clue is always good for some comedy relief

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 11, 2017 11:10 AM (1kkde)

442 JJ-


Lurking Queen likes your Morning Report.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 11:11 AM (wPiJc)

443 Jennifer Garner gave Affleck another chance. They began attending church together, and spending time together as a family.

He just couldn't fake it, and lost interest. Went back to gambling and partying. He's been seeing a female writer for SNL.

I "learn" all this stuff at the hair salon. *hee*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 11:12 AM (PY9jH)

444 Someone please let JJ Sefton know that i love his morning report. Often depressing but always correct.

Who will volunteer to take this message to the front?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 11, 2017 11:12 AM (1kkde)

445 Right now, we've cast "unnamed maintenance man" in a role, and added "freight elevator" as well.

Yes I forgot about maintenance guy. Security guy who was a hero for stopping the massacre for going longer - wait, I am sorry, I mean randomly going down the hall and got shot and then shot at with 200 rounds - oh, wait, he's a hero because he kept unnamed maintenance guy from going down the hall - except maybe maintenance guy was shot at too?


And Mandalay Bay is now saying "that timeline the sheriff gave you, well, we may not totally agree with it."

Cops under fire saving people? Good job.

Investigating and telling the truth? Shitshow.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 11:13 AM (1GJ2R)

446
Posted by: Lurking Queen at October 11, 2017 11:07 AM (5oWLH)

--------

You can post
You can rhyme
Post a quick pun anytime

Ooh, see that girl
Watch that scene
C'mon in... see the Lurking Queen


~ABBA

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 11:13 AM (8XRCm)

447 >>IIRC, her most recent movie had a Christian theme.


Yeah, guess she figured out that starring in indie films that mock middle America as racist simpleton aren't all that appreciated by her fans. See "Butter."

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 11:13 AM (W+vEI)

448 I've always thought Jennifer Garner seemed to most 'normal' among that hollyweird set. Solid upbringing is my guess. Hope she gets herself and the kids as far away from that cesspool as possible.

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (a0IVu)

449 Anyone hear about the new movie- Weekend At Sessions?

Posted by: Under Fire at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (mcI77)

450 Huh. Black MS man burned a white cheerleader alive in her car. He claims he thought she was already dead, so I guess it's not too bad.

Now imagine....nah.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (PY9jH)

451 Here's a serious question:

Imagine you're a young actress in Hollywood just starting off. You know there are 1000 more girls who are just as pretty and talented as you. You're trying to get hired for an important role in a movie.

Is it worth watching some fat fucker take a shower, give him a massage or even have sex with him?

Fame and fortune on one side, obscurity and waiting tables on the other.

I'm not a woman, so I can't answer this question.

Posted by: jwest at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (coYZ7)

452 449
Anyone hear about the new movie- Weekend At Sessions?





Posted by: Under Fire at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (mcI77)
lemme guess..a slumber party?

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (a0IVu)

453 "These women exaggerate."

"He's an important donor who gives a lot of money."

"Actresses aren't truthful."

"Victims were jealous of his power"

"I've never seen him behave that way, so it can't be true"

"He's a good husband and father"


Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 11:10 AM (aT+Bx)

------

"Conservatives Do it All the Time"

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (8XRCm)

454 20
I always like the look of those long dresses but I can't help but think if that boat sinks the two gals are going down with it.



Would they even know how to swim? Maybe they would. That's
something I take for granted, but was less common than now, like hygiene
and literacy.



My guess is that if you didn't live near a large body of water you
never learned-- and if you were upper-crust, maybe not even then.

Posted by: Lance McCormick

It's a myth that people in bygone days were less literate than today. They were probably more literate. They had more time to read and write, and less distractions based on electricity. Writing was an art form -- both use of the word linguistically and actually hand-writing it. For whom do you think Shakespeare's bell tolled?

Posted by: SFGoth at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (dZ756)

455 Dont understand your IRA thing?

A) all I did was 2 undisputed facts about the King DavisvHitel
B) I dont accept the comparison between the IRA and the Jewish population in what was then Palistine



One of your undisputed facts was that they telephoned a bomb warning which was ignored. This seems to have an exculpatory intent. It wasn't the bad kind of terrorism because we phoned in a bomb warning.

It just reminded me that the IRA phoned in warnings of some of their terror bombings, too.

I guess the better question is, why do you think it an important fact that they called in a bomb threat?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (gIRsn)

456 439 There's no way on earth Weinstein's wife didn't know what he was doing. Same with Hillary.

All they care about is wealth and power. They don't care about the victims of their perv husbands.
---

Rationalization.

"These women exaggerate."

"He's an important donor who gives a lot of money."

"Actresses aren't truthful."

"Victims were jealous of his power"

"I've never seen him behave that way, so it can't be true"

"He's a good husband and father"




More likely the wives are thinking: "That muthafuvker better not fuvk up what I go going or I'll make sure the media has everything!"

Posted by: Diogenes at October 11, 2017 11:15 AM (y+BJh)

457 The hills are alive with the screams of Ambassador Stevens!

- from I'm with Her, the Musical!

Posted by: zombie Oscar Hammerstein at October 11, 2017 11:15 AM (sNESL)

458 1
I still can't wrap my mind around the security guard being shot, and the po-po not responding for 10 (?) minutes.
--

They've now put an unnamed maintenance man with the security guard.

What did he do?

Was he shot?

Was he there when security guard was shot?

This seems to be the current story:

Security guard is on the floor to check open door.

Maintenance man is there as well.

Security guard approaches Paddock door

Security guard gets shot.

Security guard retreats.

Security guard does not radio for help.

Security guard does nothing.

What does maintenance man do?

Where is he through all of this?

Jesus, the Security guard: "Miguel, I've been shot."

Miguel the Maintenance Man: "I see that."

Jesus: "I'm just going to stay here for a while and rest. I'm in shock."

Miguel: "That's a good idea. I have to go change a light bulb on another floor."

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 11:16 AM (aT+Bx)

459 Jennifer Garner is from WV.

Her code name on ALIAS was "Mountaineer."

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 11, 2017 11:16 AM (ul9CR)

460 There's no way on earth Weinstein's wife didn't know what he was doing. Same with Hillary

She's such a beautiful woman. There's a picture of the 2 of them at some event. She's wearing some kind of long coat and looks lovely. Him? if you look closely there's stuff spilled on his shoes, dirt on his pants and crumbs, maybe dog hair on his shirt. Just so gross looking - blech!!!

Posted by: number 4 at October 11, 2017 11:16 AM (RzUqr)

461 Oh, and just wait until some boy-child actors start spilling the beans about how they got passed around to the various pervs in Hollyweird.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 11:09 AM (tRaq7)


Seems unlikely. Corey Feldman won't say, says he will get sued, he is probably right about that.

Terry Crews says some bigwig grabbed his junk at a party LAST YEAR and he says he is afraid to say who it was. Terry Crews is afraid to say.


Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 11:16 AM (1GJ2R)

462 Latest fad amongst the Democratic leadership...Dementia!

Covers a multitude of sins.

Posted by: ALH at October 11, 2017 11:17 AM (uLuPn)

463 451, Posted by: jwest at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (coYZ7)

For some the end justifies the means so yeah, they would totally do it for a leg up in the industry. Those actresses who grew up in the industry with famous parents probably did not think anything of it I would imagine.

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:17 AM (a0IVu)

464 Zod

The USS John S. McCain[i/] is named for his grandfather and father, both 4 star admirals in the United States Navy. One was an aviator, commanding the CV Task Force in WWII, the other a submariner that rose to command the Pacific Fleet.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 11, 2017 11:17 AM (hyuyC)

465 *re-lurks*
Posted by: Lurking Queen at October 11, 2017 11:07 AM

It's too late. You delurked. You breathed the air. You're one of us now.

If memory serves, the Empress usually has a fruit basket ready for these occasions.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 11, 2017 11:17 AM (VC4bd)

466 >>And my liberal friends and relatives wonder why I own guns....


Because they claim to be worldly and sophisticated and travelled and "it can't happen here" because, gee whiz, everybody thinks just like them. They are sure of that. Except for those knuckle dragging right wingers.

Posted by: Daybrother at October 11, 2017 11:17 AM (Oz6ib)

467 I started to watch the festivities for the home opener of the Las Vegas Golden Knights NHL team last night. It was put together as a sort of tribute to the first responders and survivors (and I suppose the victims) of the shooting (a mere 10 days earlier). At best I would say it was awkward. But my gut reaction is that it came across almost unseemly.

Introducing the starting line-up each player accompanied a first responder (cops, firemen, EMTs, doctors, nurses). Photo montage of groups of people (ER staff, Cops, Hotel staff) saying "We are Vegas" in unison.

"VEGAS STRONG" and "YAY US", and "THE BEST OF HUMAN NATURE"

I sort of get all of that, but it struck an odd note.

Others may have seen it differently.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 11, 2017 11:17 AM (wPiJc)

468 For the 9/11 Scene:

"I Feel Dizzy, oh so Dizzy"

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 11, 2017 11:17 AM (ul9CR)

469 Yikes. Saved by a close tag in the nic. Whew. My last trip to the Barrel was not fun at all.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 11, 2017 11:18 AM (hyuyC)

470 Jesus got shot?

Posted by: Rick in SK at October 11, 2017 11:18 AM (FZYNt)

471 Utah Police Officer Who Violently Arrested Nurse Fired from His Job
-BB

Alternate title: Jack booted thug doesn't receive a pension now.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 11, 2017 11:18 AM (mcI77)

472 She's such a beautiful woman. There's a picture of
the 2 of them at some event. She's wearing some kind of long coat and
looks lovely. Him? if you look closely there's stuff spilled on his
shoes, dirt on his pants and crumbs, maybe dog hair on his shirt. Just
so gross looking - blech!!!

Posted by: number 4 at October 11, 2017 11:16 AM (RzUqr)
-------------------------------
While we may agree with the overall picture presented here we must take some exception with details and the tone used to convey them.

Posted by: Dogs of Hollywood. LLC at October 11, 2017 11:18 AM (SsblQ)

473
The left is really going after old Suckerberg and Farcebook for its part in the whole Russia thing. CNBC has had at least a story a day on it. I love when the left starts eating its own

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 11:19 AM (493sH)

474 Security guard does not radio for help.
--

Yesterday the story was the Security Guard did call for help using the inhouse hallway phone, and his radio, but the timestamps for the call don't agree with what the police are saying.

Time stamps on hotel video, don't agree with what the police timeline says happened.

Everything is so muddled now, we'll never know who to believe.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 11:19 AM (m9X4Y)

475 429 382 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 10:56 AM (PY9jH)

Thinking of names:

Diddler on the Hoof
The Sound of Losing
Seven Bribes for Seven Brothers
Posted by: joncelli, giving his careful prosthesis at October 11, 2017 11:07 AM (RD7QR)

Miserable Lez

Posted by: josephistan at October 11, 2017 11:19 AM (7HtZB)

476 VEGAS STRONG

That's inspiring as hell

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 11, 2017 11:19 AM (1kkde)

477 Please, everyone knew, the women were happy to screw the fat fuck for career advancement, the dems were on board so that he'd treat them well and give them money,the wife was on-board for money and power. Anyone who thinks otherwise is naive at best.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 11:20 AM (6oU5/)

478 Miserable Lez

Posted by: josephistan at October 11, 2017 11:19 AM (7HtZB)

=========

WINNER!!!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 11, 2017 11:20 AM (vg8iE)

479 Is it worth watching some fat fucker take a shower, give him a massage or even have sex with him?



Fame and fortune on one side, obscurity and waiting tables on the other.



I'm not a woman, so I can't answer this question.
----

As a female, it seems to me that it's very easy for some women to have sex with men for financial reasons.

I kind of see it as a conservative vs. liberal, religious vs. atheist issue.

If you're an ambitious liberal woman with no moral compass and no belief in any God but money, sure, sex with a fat fuck is not off the table.

That being said, I do think there were young women who were victimized by this guy, women who were basically thrown into a situation they could not handle.

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 11:20 AM (aT+Bx)

480 >>464 Zod

The USS John S. McCain[i/] is named for his grandfather and father, both 4 star admirals in the United States Navy. One was an aviator, commanding the CV Task Force in WWII, the other a submariner that rose to command the Pacific Fleet. Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 11, 2017 11:17 AM (hyuyC)

Zod thanks you for your valuable addition to the Timeless Ziggurat of Corrective Minutiae.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 11:20 AM (Bdeb0)

481 If memory serves, the Empress usually has a fruit basket ready for these occasions.

Plus a nice little potted plant that insists upon being called "Aubrey 3."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 11:20 AM (tRaq7)

482 475 429 382 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

The Cvnt for Red October Surprise

Posted by: Rick in SK at October 11, 2017 11:20 AM (FZYNt)

483 >>Is it worth watching some fat fucker take a shower, give him a massage or even have sex with him?


Eh, you're assuming the woman had a choice laid out to her up front and had time to decide. If you read Ronan Farrow's article, you'll see the choice many times was more along the lines of: Do I suck the d*** of the man who, in the middle of a meeting, has grabbed my head and crushed it into his exposed crotch while I'm saying "No, no, no..."?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 11:20 AM (W+vEI)

484 It's cute. My husband is so much more appalled at Weinstein than I am. I think this crap goes on regularly and that these 'starlets' know the deal.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 11:21 AM (6oU5/)

485 Yesterday the story was the Security Guard did call for help using the
inhouse hallway phone, and his radio, but the timestamps for the call
don't agree with what the police are saying.



Time stamps on hotel video, don't agree with what the police timeline says happened.



Everything is so muddled now, we'll never know who to believe.
---

We've got our people on the CGI department working on this.

And if not, well, we might have to figure out a way to start a war to get this out of the news.

Posted by: The Narrative at October 11, 2017 11:21 AM (aT+Bx)

486 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.

Posted by: Jane D'oh

Beastly Woman

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:21 AM (a0IVu)

487 247 Is there ANY bird species NOT protected under some Federal Law??
Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 10:29 AM (zSVEm)

--------------

Grackles.

Kill them. Kill them all.

Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 11:22 AM (ZAAkQ)

488 I just realized the FUPA missed an opportunity after the LV shooting. She could have claimed Chubble was walking in front of the casino when all Hades broke out.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 11, 2017 11:22 AM (mcI77)

489 Late to the party, but I like this picture a lot. The flowers , the ladies' dresses, and of course, la parapluie.

Posted by: bluebell at October 11, 2017 11:22 AM (UoSKV)

490 "For some the end justifies the means so yeah, they would totally do it for a leg up in the industry. Those actresses who grew up in the industry with famous parents probably did not think anything of it I would imagine."
Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:17 AM (a0IVu)


The basic premise of the deal has been the same since time began. People are saying how hot Harvey's wife is. Does anyone believe she saw this bloated piece of shit from across the room and fell in love? She wanted more than just a three picture deal, but she's got to put up with him everyday instead of just once or twice.

Women exchange sex for security every day. That's nature.

Posted by: jwest at October 11, 2017 11:23 AM (coYZ7)

491 Wonder if Weinstein kept it to the over-18's, or if any former Disney stars have anything to say.

Miley Cyrus has been silent. Or "Miley Ray Cyrus" as I guess she's now calling herself.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 11, 2017 11:24 AM (ul9CR)

492 448 I've always thought Jennifer Garner seemed to most 'normal' among that hollyweird set. Solid upbringing is my guess. Hope she gets herself and the kids as far away from that cesspool as possible.

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (a0IVu)


There's another one but I can't think of her name. She and her husband moved the family out of that cesspool.


She and what's her name from NCIS (Kate) had (or have) a cop show. She plays a cop and 'Kate' plays the medical examiner. WTH was the name of that show...and that actresses name?

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 11:24 AM (Enq6K)

493 It's a myth that people in bygone days were less
literate than today. They were probably more literate. They had more
time to read and write, and less distractions based on electricity.
Writing was an art form -- both use of the word linguistically and
actually hand-writing it. For whom do you think Shakespeare's bell
tolled?


Posted by: SFGoth at October 11, 2017 11:14 AM (dZ756)

I have in my hands my late grandfather's school book from 1920.

I have shown it to school kids who are gobsmacked at the "difficulty" of it. One section is on patriotism, and understanding the words in "America," another section is on the fall of the Alamo, by Joseph A. Altsheler:

The young students are asked to learn the following names and words: Cos, Duque, Morales, Romero, Sesma, Gaona, Deguelo, Santa Ana, Alamo. They are also taught that "Thermophylae had its messenger! The Alamo had none." is inscribed on the building.

It's stunning to compare and contrast this small school book with what passes for "learning" now. And my grandfather had to leave school young to work, after his father died. Became a home builder and electrician, and worked at Cape Canaveral.


"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 11:24 AM (PY9jH)

494
Eh, you're assuming the woman had a choice laid out to her up front and had time to decide. If you read Ronan Farrow's article, you'll see the choice many times was more along the lines of: Do I suck the d*** of the man who, in the middle of a meeting, has grabbed my head and crushed it into his exposed crotch while I'm saying "No, no, no..."?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 11:20 AM (W+vEI)

I think they were fully aware of the deal. The execution may have been grosser than they expected, but I don't think a single one of them didn't know what the barter terms were. After all, to get to the point where they were meeting with Weinstein, they'd probably done the same on the way up the ladder.


Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 11:25 AM (6oU5/)

495 The basic premise of the deal has been the same since time began. People are saying how hot Harvey's wife is. Does anyone believe she saw this bloated piece of shit from across the room and fell in love? She wanted more than just a three picture deal, but she's got to put up with him everyday instead of just once or twice.

Women exchange sex for security every day. That's nature.
Posted by: jwest at October 11, 2017 11:23 AM (coYZ7)


And do you think Melania married that Orange Klown for anything but money and security??

Posted by: MSM at October 11, 2017 11:25 AM (7uYFy)

496 She and what's her name from NCIS (Kate) had (or
have) a cop show. She plays a cop and 'Kate' plays the medical
examiner. WTH was the name of that show...and that actresses name?





Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 11:24 AM (Enq6K)
Angie Harmon?

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:25 AM (a0IVu)

497 487

Grackles.

Kill them. Kill them all.

Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 11:22 AM (ZAAkQ)


A perfect example of Toxic Masculinity.

Posted by: Justin Trudeau at October 11, 2017 11:25 AM (mcI77)

498 She and what's her name from NCIS (Kate) had (or have) a cop show. She plays a cop and 'Kate' plays the medical examiner. WTH was the name of that show...and that actresses name?

Golden Girls?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 11, 2017 11:26 AM (1kkde)

499 Bye, Bye Benghazi

Carou-selling Influence to the Highest Bidder

A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the White House

Posted by: josephistan at October 11, 2017 11:26 AM (7HtZB)

500 Seems that Pervy's kink was degradation. He really got off on that aspect.

If you read what Asia Argento said about it, she felt so horrible about it that she couldn't bring herself to report it.

I am not sure how much of the stories are true - I think Pervy should go by Obama Title IX rules: he is accused, so he is guilty, and he doesn't get any lawyers.

But, I have to wonder about the mechanics of some of the stories. Like how exactly a male forces oral sex on a woman, I just don't see how that works. And Lauren Sivan, he has her in a hallway, then goes over to a plant? She doesn't just walk away? I mean, it takes some amount of time to do that.



Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 11:26 AM (1GJ2R)

501 1st. Rachel, patroness of pancakes.

Posted by: whitecollar redneck at October 11, 2017 11:26 AM (1BPsW)

502 It wasn't an uplifting story. Pretty depressing actually.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 10:34 AM (hLRSq)

Rachel Corrie wasn't graded at Evergreen State College. That happened later.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at October 11, 2017 11:26 AM (O848g)

503 336 Sporkatus

Except with the new gas turbine engines coupled with controllable-pitch propellors you can stop a Spruance, Tico, or Burke class ship from flank speed to dead in the water in that ship's length. 30+ knots to DIW in 563 feet.

Well, if everything works. Believe me, the entire ship shudders during the emergency All Back Full.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 11, 2017 11:27 AM (hyuyC)

504 Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 11:06 AM (lwiT4)

For one bullet:

1. see flash
2. hear bullet
3. bullet strike
4. hear echo

At full auto it would be extremely confusing and it could definitely sound like multiple shooters with so many tall buildings around. Given the muzzle velocity on some of his weapons, you could probably get multiple bullets fired before the first echo would be heard. Let's assume the muzzle velocity was 2500-3000 fps on the weapons. Speed of sound is roughly 1125 fps.

Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin at October 11, 2017 11:27 AM (wwd4n)

505 Sasha Alexander?

Posted by: JAS at October 11, 2017 11:27 AM (UnDQI)

506 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.

-
Cabernet!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at October 11, 2017 11:27 AM (Nwg0u)

507 >>Women exchange sex for security every day. That's nature.


Certainly. An example of this is documentary producer Sheila Nevins. She readily admits to sleeping with bosses in order to succeed.

However, Weinstein was not the guy who says "I want to make you a big star, all you have to do is X" There was no transaction, he got off on the power of forcing and taking.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 11:27 AM (W+vEI)

508 Rachel, patroness of pancakes.

==

crepes

Posted by: runner at October 11, 2017 11:28 AM (QC/4S)

509 Angie Harmon?

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:25 AM (a0IVu)


Yes! That's her. Married to Jason Sehorn.

Rizzoli and Isles

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 11:28 AM (Enq6K)

510 And do you think Melania married that Orange Klown for anything but money and security??
Posted by: MSM at October 11, 2017 11:25 AM (7uYFy)


Of course not. Girls in Melania's league get billionaires. That's how the world works.

Posted by: jwest at October 11, 2017 11:28 AM (coYZ7)

511 Rizzoli Isles is the show Tami is talking about, I think.

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:28 AM (a0IVu)

512 Time stamps on hotel video, don't agree with what the police timeline says happened.



Everything is so muddled now, we'll never know who to believe.


Mais oui, I have le Claude-Rains Face that a computer communication net might not have time-stamps that agree on both ends. That never happens.

The good news? Nothing you ever say here can be used against you in The Trials That Are To Come. They'll never pin the time-stamp on you.

Right, Bob?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 11, 2017 11:28 AM (H5rtT)

513 Starsky and Hutch?


No wait, Rizzoli and Aisles. Both of whom I'd have to be surgically removed from.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 11:28 AM (tRaq7)

514 >>> And Lauren Sivan, he has her in a hallway, then goes over to a plant? She doesn't just walk away? I mean, it takes some amount of time to do that.

Depends on how much practice you have playing Ooky Cookie.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 11, 2017 11:28 AM (SUuNs)

515 Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 11:22 AM (ZAAkQ)


I literally call them Angry Birds. Almost every picture of them has them looking royally pissed off.

Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin at October 11, 2017 11:28 AM (wwd4n)

516 And do you think Melania married that Orange Klown for anything but money and security?

Donald has said that Melania doesn't take advantage like some women would.

I think she is genuinely in love with him. That's the vibe I get.

Posted by: ALH at October 11, 2017 11:29 AM (uLuPn)

517 >>>Ben Affleck now accused of groping

Well, he has been known as a strong defender of Islam in the past, whenever debate about the issue came up on talk shows, etc.

I wonder if this is why so many liberals defend Islam. The men think it will grant them more groping rights. The women think "Well, I'm already being groped. I'll bet they're probably much nicer".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 11, 2017 11:29 AM (/qEW2)

518
trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport

Posted by: original jake at October 11, 2017 11:29 AM (JpC9S)

519 And Lauren Sivan, he has her in a hallway, then goes over to a plant? She doesn't just walk away? I mean, it takes some amount of time to do that.
=======

If I understand it correctly, he was blocking her only way out. But so what if he was? It was in a public place. She could have screamed or something. It's not like he had her cornered in a dark alley somewhere with no witnesses.

But these are strong, strong, independent women who can take care of themselves. They remind us of it all the time.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 11, 2017 11:29 AM (vg8iE)

520 Rachel couldn't run in that long dress, and tragedy ensued.

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 11:29 AM (3myMJ)

521 Of course not. Girls in Melania's league get billionaires. That's how the world works.

Posted by: jwest at October 11, 2017 11:28 AM (coYZ7)
I would say PDT was way better looking than Weinstein when he and Melania met..

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:30 AM (a0IVu)

522 .
Rizzoli and Isles. Female detective and medical examiner. Don't know how I know that one because I have never watched a full episode.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 11, 2017 11:30 AM (MIKMs)

523 It's a myth that people in bygone days were less literate than today. They were probably more literate.

I think we're talking past each other. I was using in a general "percentage of the population can read" sense-- lower classes, with no education? Nah. Upper classes, yes.

Of the educated classes, I bet they were more studied and familiar with the Western canon on even we are.

That being said, I assume the printing press made literacy much more common among the masses, and then the computer and Internet did similar. But this is getting to angels on the heads of a pin, unless I'm misunderstanding.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at October 11, 2017 11:30 AM (u0s1P)

524 Of course not. Girls in Melania's league get billionaires. That's how the world works.

More like men in Donald's league get women like Melania.

Posted by: ALH at October 11, 2017 11:31 AM (uLuPn)

525 84 If the water lilly is symbolic of the mish ...


In the Pink Panther, Clouseau has a run in with "The Lotus-Eater" while at a brothel.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at October 11, 2017 11:31 AM (DhTLV)

526 At full auto it would be extremely confusing and it
could definitely sound like multiple shooters with so many tall
buildings around. Given the muzzle velocity on some of his weapons, you
could probably get multiple bullets fired before the first echo would be
heard. Let's assume the muzzle velocity was 2500-3000 fps on the
weapons. Speed of sound is roughly 1125 fps.

Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin at October 11, 2017 11:27 AM (wwd4n)
==========================

Thanks. I did hear a shot and saw a flash almost at the same time, quickly followed by what seemed an echo. I looked across the street at the high school and I saw them secure the doors. I saw a cop go by, but he didn't stop. He live 4 doors down, so if he's not worried, I guess I'm not worried either. Thanks.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 11:31 AM (lwiT4)

527 512 Time stamps on hotel video, don't agree with what the police timeline says happened.



Everything is so muddled now, we'll never know who to believe.

Mais oui, I have le Claude-Rains Face that a computer communication net might not have time-stamps that agree on both ends. That never happens.

The good news? Nothing you ever say here can be used against you in The Trials That Are To Come. They'll never pin the time-stamp on you.

Right, Bob?


Right.

Posted by: Bob from NSA Checking His Cesium Clock Standard at October 11, 2017 11:31 AM (mcI77)

528 Go.

Rilla.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 11, 2017 11:31 AM (tRaq7)

529
Everything is so muddled now, we'll never know who to believe.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 11, 2017 11:19 AM (m9X4Y)
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OKC redux?

Posted by: auscolpyr at October 11, 2017 11:32 AM (suO/a)

530 Yesterday the story was the Security Guard did call for help using the inhouse hallway phone, and his radio, but the timestamps for the call don't agree with what the police are saying.

Time stamps on hotel video, don't agree with what the police timeline says happened.


Heard something about errors in the timing on the hotel systems. Entirely plausible. I mean the comments here happen 6 minutes in the past. Not being snarky, time is a bitch on those kinds of systems, daylight time isn't always automatic for example.

BUT - the timing differences should be consistent on the same system. Comments here are ALWAYS 6 minutes in the past. So if the phone system is out of whack, you make a call now, see what the timestamp is, and you adjust the record.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 11:32 AM (1GJ2R)

531 And do you think Melania married that Orange Klown for anything but money and security??Posted by: MSM at October 11, 2017 11:25 AM (7uYFy)


Perhaps not, but if you can you're better off marrying some rich guy for money than some loser for his pecs. At least in the end you get security. It's not until you have security either by being educated and hardworking or some other way that it's smart to trade in a husband with money and/or a good education and career for the energetic young mute I'd keep in the poolhouse.There's a new neighbor down the street who has married and reproduced with a younger hotter fireman. He's as dumb as a rock, she's not. But she's worried constantly about her kids because she's always working and they're half rock-dumb.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 11:32 AM (6oU5/)

532 Angie Harmon?



Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:25 AM (a0IVu)

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


I think I heard somewhere that she is a conservative.


Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 11:33 AM (lwiT4)

533 nood

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 11:33 AM (a0IVu)

534 Confidence is a very strong attraction for women. Trump has it in spades. I assume Weinstein also though there is a thin line between confidence and predator.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 11, 2017 11:33 AM (Uysai)

535 "Time stamps on hotel video, don't agree with what the police timeline says happened."

I'd trust the phone over the video. Time stamps on video machines are off all the time.

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 11:33 AM (3myMJ)

536 279 Nothing rhymes with woodpecker.

Brooklyn Decker

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at October 11, 2017 11:34 AM (DhTLV)

537 Of the educated classes, I bet they were more studied and familiar with the Western canon on even we are.

-------

I disagree.

Even taken one of those "8th grade tests from 1884" on line.??? Those things are hard.

I also would point to letters written home by Civil War Soldiers. The mastery of the language, vocabulary and sentence structure is way better than anything the public school system churns out today. Some of them are truly poetic.

I would put a one room country school 8th grade class from that era up against any public shool middle school class from today on just about any topic.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 11:34 AM (8XRCm)

538 >>I think they were fully aware of the deal. The execution may have been
grosser than they expected, but I don't think a single one of them
didn't know what the barter terms were. After all, to get to the point
where they were meeting with Weinstein, they'd probably done the same on
the way up the ladder.



I get it, it's not like the casting couch was unknown. However, after reading about Harvey's predatory, abusive behavior, I am less inclined to pass it off as women getting what they deserved because they likely expected transactional sex at some point in exchange for stardom.

As for Sivan, I would factor in the shock (think I would freeze - like, WTF, is this really happening?) as well as knowing what pissing off Weinstein could do. That's the thing - it wasn't just have sex or don't, it was have sex or I'll destroy you and you'll never work here again. There are women who understood that, rebuffed him, and left Hollywood. But let's not ignore that the offers cam not only with promises, but threats.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 11:35 AM (W+vEI)

539 Thoroughly Maudlin Hillie.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 11:35 AM (Bdeb0)

540
Nothing rhymes with woodpecker.


-----

Could wreck her

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 11:35 AM (8XRCm)

541
"The young students are asked to learn the following names and words: Cos, Duque, Morales, Romero, Sesma, Gaona, Deguelo, Santa Ana, Alamo. They are also taught that "Thermophylae had its messenger! The Alamo had none." is inscribed on the building.

It's stunning to compare and contrast this small school book with what passes for "learning" now. And my grandfather had to leave school young to work, after his father died. Became a home builder and electrician, and worked at Cape Canaveral."

We remember that people used to poke fun at those who only had an 8th grade education - the sad fact is that someone who made it through the 8th grade in the 1920's probably had a much more comprehensive education than most with Bachelor's degrees have today.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 11:35 AM (k1TUh)

542
And do you think Melania married that Orange Klown for anything but money and security?
=====

It might have been a big plus for DJT, but I really think he can be very charming when he needs/wants to be. I'm not a personal fan, but I can see the charm and enthusiasm overcoming reluctance to be part of public life. He really can get the job done and a lot of it is his personal charisma.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 11, 2017 11:36 AM (MIKMs)

543 "Hilarie Burton: Ben Affleck groped me on 'TRL' when 'I was a kid'"

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 10:50 AM (3myMJ)

That Aflac duck looks pretty rapey, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at October 11, 2017 11:37 AM (O848g)

544 The only person who knows if she married Donald trump for something other than money and security is Melania Trump. I am not a super model, but Trump has grown on me' I think there are other reasons to marry him than financial security.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 11, 2017 11:38 AM (iVOAv)

545 I was onboard the USS wasp for the initial acceptance/ sea trials. You would be amazed at the maneuvers even a large ship can make. (never on the bridge or in engineering. I was always in computing spaces or in cic)

Posted by: USNtakim at October 11, 2017 11:39 AM (0OmEj)

546 "Hilarie Burton: Ben Affleck groped me on 'TRL

What is TRL?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 11, 2017 11:43 AM (iVOAv)

547 Fox News is reporting the Vegas home of the shooter was burglarized???wtf?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 11, 2017 09:30 AM (9cW8G)

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Check your cards, ladies and gentlemen. If you guessed "burglary," please ask a hostess to direct you to window #2 for your payout.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football - Forever at October 11, 2017 11:44 AM (0jCTy)

548 Burglary-Yep, something the corrupted FBI didn't want to get out about the shooter's connections

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 11, 2017 11:45 AM (iVOAv)

549 382 Someone needs to make a musical about Hillary.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 10:56 AM (PY9jH)


Dirty Deeds done not so dirt cheap.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2017 11:47 AM (r5KeJ)

550 P.S I think that "clown"s is a foolish word to describe Trump. Do I think he says stupid things sometimes? Yes. That doesn't make him a klown.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 11, 2017 11:47 AM (iVOAv)

551 Seems unlikely. Corey Feldman won't say, says he will get sued, he is probably right about that.

Terry Crews says some bigwig grabbed his junk at a party LAST YEAR and he says he is afraid to say who it was. Terry Crews is afraid to say.


Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 11:16 AM (1GJ2R)

That dynamic may be changing, though. First a trickle, then a flood.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at October 11, 2017 11:52 AM (O848g)

552 If GorillaPundit starts wearing a PussyHat ... we'll now know why.

Posted by: ShainS at October 11, 2017 01:19 PM (eNTYE)

553 I found the actor's performances to be flat and two dimensional.

Posted by: Stan at October 11, 2017 01:28 PM (x3LPQ)

554 Two bints in a boat...too much effort..signed H W.

Posted by: saf at October 11, 2017 03:44 PM (cS/ge)

555 My name is Rachel Corrie and I'm feeling a little flat.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 05:29 AM (FggAv)

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