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Renoir umbrellas.jpg

The Umbrellas
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

And something special below the fold for all of you NY Yankees haters.

Yankees umbrella.jpg

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 looks good

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 12, 2017 09:30 AM (mpXpK)

2 The Weinstein Ladies?

Posted by: rockysan99 at October 12, 2017 09:30 AM (m7LQK)

3 It was a good contest. Yankee fans have a lot to root for.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Baseball Nut at October 12, 2017 09:31 AM (Ckg4U)

4 Renoir is great. Another good one, CBD. What's up ? I am getting nervous now...

Posted by: runner at October 12, 2017 09:31 AM (QC/4S)

5 Les Parapluies!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 12, 2017 09:31 AM (vg8iE)

6 Go roll yer hoop, ya wee bitch!!!

:::laughs wickedly:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 12, 2017 09:32 AM (EtE0a)

7 Renoir is one of those artists whose style is immediately recognizable. Still, he was the least popular of the Impressionists. Go figure.

Posted by: Kris at October 12, 2017 09:32 AM (nwqNw)

8 FBN: Ryan says he'll keep the house in session through Christmas to get tax reform done.

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 09:32 AM (Enq6K)

9
I like the umbrellas that are really deep and transparent. What are they called?

You can pretend you're in a submarine.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 09:32 AM (czg0O)

10 How do these umbrella things work again?

Posted by: Barack at October 12, 2017 09:32 AM (vg8iE)

11 When I look at this piece of art, the first thing that comes to mind is "felt".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Baseball Nut at October 12, 2017 09:32 AM (Ckg4U)

12 Umbrella Corporation runs the Yankees? I knew it!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 12, 2017 09:33 AM (AM1GF)

13 :::makes note on day planner to apologize for comment in poor taste in 14 years:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 12, 2017 09:33 AM (EtE0a)

14 bumbershoot week at the HQ.

I like the blues in this piece. It looks almost like it was done in pastels, very soft lines.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 12, 2017 09:33 AM (sGSvK)

15 Little girl with the hoop and stick. Toys were so simple in those days.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 12, 2017 09:33 AM (mpXpK)

16 7 Renoir is one of those artists whose style is immediately recognizable. Still, he was the least popular of the Impressionists. Go figure.
Posted by: Kris at October 12, 2017 09:32 AM (nwqNw)

He's no Meissonier.

Posted by: Zod at October 12, 2017 09:33 AM (Bdeb0)

17 Nice !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at October 12, 2017 09:33 AM (z3Hmr)

18 :::makes note on day planner to apologize for comment in poor taste in 14 years:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy


Affleck Rule. It's legit.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 12, 2017 09:33 AM (AM1GF)

19 Blue Movie - Jenna Jameson

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

20 I like the umbrellas that are really deep and transparent. What are they called?

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My coworker said they are called bubble umbrellas.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 12, 2017 09:34 AM (vg8iE)

21 I love love love the top picture! Wonderful!


The bottom picture, not so much. Phooey.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:34 AM (lwiT4)

22 Beautiful painting.

It would have to be hung in a bright yellow room, I would think, and that would make it just too optimistic for a gray rainy depression. Rather than cheering me up, it would have the opposite effect.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 12, 2017 09:34 AM (m9X4Y)

23 15 Little girl with the hoop and stick. Toys were so simple in those days.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

fidget spinner 1.0

Posted by: Rick in SK at October 12, 2017 09:35 AM (FZYNt)

24 he was the least popular of the Impressionists.

Posted by: Kris at October 12, 2017 09:32 AM (nwqNw)

Was that driven, at least in part, by his adherence to orthodoxy? In other words, was it political and social rather than artistic?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 09:35 AM (wYseH)

25

Bubble umbrellas?

Never knew that.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 09:35 AM (czg0O)

26 Meh. It's no Rothko.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 09:35 AM (NWiLs)

27 OK, I give up. What sport has umbrellas as part of the uniform?

Posted by: rickl at October 12, 2017 09:35 AM (xjiRE)

28 Graciously... Congratulations to the New York Yankees. It was a well-earned victory.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Baseball Nut at October 12, 2017 09:35 AM (Ckg4U)

29 *All* of them the same color? And the dresses too? What are the odds of that? Stop pulling my leg, Renoir.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 09:35 AM (/qEW2)

30 While these women all look similar, you can tell the one in the middle with the umbrella is a Yankees fan while the one in the foreground is a fan of the Tribe.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 12, 2017 09:36 AM (/tuJf)

31 Like this one, but everyone seems so...pensive. Is it the brie?

Posted by: Caliban at October 12, 2017 09:36 AM (DrC22)

32 Obama is in there somewhere trying to figure out how those darn umbrellas work.

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 09:36 AM (Enq6K)

33 Alternate title: Obama's nightmare.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at October 12, 2017 09:36 AM (DhTLV)

34 El Beisbol doesn't move the needle for me at all so, whatever.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 09:37 AM (NWiLs)

35 What makes this picture so delightful for me are the colors. I think my art-brain is simply wired for color, and nothing registers as beauty unless I perceive strong vibrant color. I don't even care that much about what the subject is. The painting has to hit my eye with color. I don't know if other people are like that too?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:37 AM (lwiT4)

36
And Don't Bring It To The Dinner Table- a limerick


You have to be nimble and quick
To work it just give it a flick
It's the latest toy sensation
(Sold more units than PlayStation&trade
We call it "A Hoop and A Stick"

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 09:38 AM (wPiJc)

37 I like Renoir as much as I detest Degas.

Posted by: runner at October 12, 2017 09:38 AM (QC/4S)

38 Nice

Posted by: WisRich at October 12, 2017 09:38 AM (G0vdT)

39 Meh. Composition don't look quite right. Needs some Muslims.

Posted by: Angela Merkel at October 12, 2017 09:38 AM (/qEW2)

40

Anyone else get a craving for a Table Talk blueberry pie?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 09:38 AM (czg0O)

41 A pic-a-nic basket?? I wonder what is inside?

:::drools:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 12, 2017 09:38 AM (EtE0a)

42 What's up with the US withdrawing from UNESCO?...this has the libs on social media frothing at the mouth...

Posted by: KWDreaming at October 12, 2017 09:38 AM (S6xeB)

43 Argle, bargle

Sold more units than PlayStation™

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 09:39 AM (wPiJc)

44 Graciously... Congratulations to the New York Yankees. It was a well-earned victory.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Baseball Nut at October 12, 2017 09:35 AM (Ckg4U)
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Sorry Slap. I thought you were going all the way this year. We'll probably bomb out tonight. Oh well, what can you do.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:39 AM (lwiT4)

45 How beautiful! You would think that with all that blue it would be depressing or dark, but it really looks bright. Look at the sky and you wonder if the umbrellas are up because the sun is so bright or if the rain just stopped and the sun came out. Great choice.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 09:39 AM (MIKMs)

46 Would this painting work as well if it was painted black?

Hung in a postmodern sterile room of stainless steel and white enamel.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 12, 2017 09:40 AM (m9X4Y)

47 My coworker said they are called bubble umbrellas.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 12, 2017 09:34 AM
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Yep, bubble umbrellas. Don't know why, but they always remind me of Twiggy. 'Memba her? Maybe there was a picture of Twiggy with a bubble umbrella once. They were popular back in her day.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 12, 2017 09:40 AM (HiDrR)

48 Fenelon, got willowed, but ...

If your son is doing well in his Latin class....it sure is a heck of a lot more valuable than some stupid environmental class, that's for sure. Hey, he can be a pharmacist some day !

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

49 They all have umbrellas because they're waiting to be interviewed by Harvey Weinstein.

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

50 Renoir is nice. Love the colors and the composition, but his faces seem kind of cartoonish.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man Kasich at October 12, 2017 09:42 AM (LISuA)

51 I love this Renoir. In fact, most of them. But the huge variety of blues set off by highlights of yellow and red is fascinating and, to me, very restful. I would love to have a print of this to learn from and just because it is so pleasant.

Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:42 AM (V+03K)

52 Beautiful. That's a lot of umbrellas. Somebody in that crowd surely went home with their eye poked out.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 12, 2017 09:42 AM (mQ0Mc)

53 >>> Little girl with the hoop and stick. Toys were so simple in those days.

It is a hula hoop, she just has the stick to chase away the pervs. Like the guy with the goatee.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 12, 2017 09:42 AM (EtE0a)

54 That's a Hudsucker Hoop. Renoir will be hearing from our attorneys.

Posted by: The Hudsucker Company at October 12, 2017 09:42 AM (bc2Lc)

55 It was a well-earned victory.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Baseball Nut at October 12, 2017 09:35 AM (Ckg4U)

It was fun baseball too.

They are both young teams...they'll be battling for a long time.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 09:42 AM (wYseH)

56 Is Jonny marching Home?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2017 09:43 AM (5y11N)

57 54 That's a Hudsucker Hoop. Renoir will be hearing from our attorneys.
Posted by: The Hudsucker Company

I never met a Hud I didn't like

Posted by: Barack Obama at October 12, 2017 09:43 AM (FZYNt)

58 Little girl looks sad.


I think it's because her parents gave her a bass drum with no head and only one drumstick.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 09:43 AM (wPiJc)

59 Renoir has a huge following but I'm not much of a fan. Too generic.

Posted by: kallisto at October 12, 2017 09:43 AM (n6gcM)

60 Looks crowded. I hope they watch their step otherwise they could all get tangled up.

Posted by: Bob Dylan at October 12, 2017 09:44 AM (/qEW2)

61 The Tribe top of the order hitters were just outduelled by CC. So sad our season ends without a victory in the WS, but we got beat fair and square.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 12, 2017 09:44 AM (LISuA)

62 CNN says Mandalay Bay security guard has been arrested as second shooter. First report seems rushed and inaccurate to me.

Posted by: KT at October 12, 2017 09:44 AM (BVQ+1)

63 "Sorry Slap. I thought you were going all the way this year. We'll probably bomb out tonight. Oh well, what can you do."
-Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:39 AM (lwiT4)

Thank you. I was sad, but the Larger Picture looms.

If you cannot be gracious in defeat, then you are a lesser man.

I know you know this, so this is in no way directed at you, Ma'am.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Baseball Nut at October 12, 2017 09:44 AM (Ckg4U)

64 Was that driven, at least in part, by his adherence to orthodoxy? In other words, was it political and social rather than artistic?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 09:35 AM (wYseH)

I don't know why. It can't be because of style. Berthe Morisot was the most popular. More than Monet. I don't think it was political. As far as I know, his beliefs lined up--more or less--with the rest of the Impressionists, except Pizarro.

Posted by: Kris at October 12, 2017 09:45 AM (nwqNw)

65 Wonder how Obama would have maneuvered through that crowd with his own umbrella. Talk about a nightmare!

Posted by: IrishEi at October 12, 2017 09:45 AM (HiDrR)

66 It was a good bas a ball game and now I have something to watch for the next week or so while I choke down my wife's left overs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2017 09:46 AM (5y11N)

67 Seen that DM story about Harvey Swinestein today? He says "I made a mistake, everybody makes mistakes."

A mistake? Deliberate behavior that is consistently engaged in over a period of decades is not a mistake.

Go away, Pervy. And not to Arizona. We have enough California crackpots here, we don't need to import more.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 12, 2017 09:46 AM (BXf9o)

68 That home plate ump sucked...but he sucked for both teams

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2017 09:47 AM (5y11N)

69 Little girl looks sad.

I think it's because her parents gave her a bass drum with no head and only one drumstick.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 09:43 AM (wPiJc)


If you blow it up, the girl actually looks like she has a faint smile. Woman on the left looks really melancholy.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 09:47 AM (/qEW2)

70 CNN says Mandalay Bay security guard has been arrested as second shooter. First report seems rushed and inaccurate to me.


Posted by: KT at October 12, 2017 09:44 AM (BVQ+1)
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What in the world??

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:48 AM (lwiT4)

71 51 I love this Renoir. In fact, most of them. But the huge variety of blues set off by highlights of yellow and red is fascinating and, to me, very restful. I would love to have a print of this to learn from and just because it is so pleasant.
Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:42 AM (V+03K)

I agree-I love Renoir after seeing an exhibition of his works that are at the Petit Palais. It seems like he actually liked the people he painted, which is a nice thought. I imagine a lot of artists had to paint portraits to keep food on the table, and resented those who commissioned their work. This is refreshing.

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 09:48 AM (V+V48)

72
Subtitle: The Day Renoir's Tube of Cobalt Blue Split Open

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2017 09:49 AM (58eZn)

73 "It was fun baseball too.
They are both young teams...they'll be battling for a long time.
"
-Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 09:42 AM (wYseH)

Cleveland has a Next-Year window before they lose their starting pitching to the rest of the League.

As a baseball fan, I enjoyed the contest. I will also enjoy the rest of the Post-Season.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Baseball Nut at October 12, 2017 09:49 AM (Ckg4U)

74 CNN says Mandalay Bay security guard has been arrested as second shooter. First report seems rushed and inaccurate to me.

Was just on cnn.com and saw no such thing. Are you using the fake link from the previous thread?

Posted by: GMan at October 12, 2017 09:49 AM (sxq57)

75 CNN says Mandalay Bay security guard has been arrested as second shooter. First report seems rushed and inaccurate to me.
Posted by: KT at October 12, 2017 09:44 AM
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I believe that story is from a fake CNN site---debunked in the EMT.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 12, 2017 09:49 AM (HiDrR)

76
This is what I get for asking for French impressionist painting with red umbrella. There's some really hot stuff out there. Women in short dresses with boots. Stylish and classy.

Some day maybe.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (EgwCt)

77 44 Grammie

(I was seriously willowed)

The family freed in Afghanistan were not missionaries! They were BACKPACKERS! Fools who walked right into the Taliban's welcoming embrace, & then screamed, "Free us! You lazy incompetent American govt!"

Posted by: mnw at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (my9nQ)

78 Thanks to all for the good wishes for my kidney surgery. It went very well. But I didn't anticipate how much it would take out of me. This is the first time I had invasive surgery and it is leaving me moving kind of slow. (Cue the theme from Petticoat Junction.) The upside is it allows Mrs. JTB to get indulge all her mother hen instincts making sure I don't do something stupid.

Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (V+03K)

79 I'd definitely hang this one in the house.

My favorite Renoir though is Nude in Sunlight. I especially like the criticism from the art critics of the day that described it as a painting of a rotting corpse. I don't think they appreciated Impressionists at that time.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (Uysai)

80 \CNN says Mandalay Bay security guard has been arrested as second shooter. First report seems rushed and inaccurate to me.
Posted by: KT at October 12, 2017 09:44 AM


Fake news, fake site, literally nobody else reporting it should be first clue. Proposed and disposed in EMT.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (AM1GF)

81 62 CNN says Mandalay Bay security guard has been arrested as second shooter. First report seems rushed and inaccurate to me.

Posted by: KT at October 12, 2017 09:44 AM (BVQ+1)


Wut!?

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (Enq6K)

82 Nice painting for a dreary, drizzling day like today

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 09:51 AM (7HtZB)

83 Subtitle: The Day Renoir's Tube of Cobalt Blue Split Open

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2017 09:49 AM (58eZn)
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Throw in some Cadmium Yellow and you've got yourself a picture.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:51 AM (lwiT4)

84
Prediction : Rain

Posted by: Météo-France at October 12, 2017 09:51 AM (7Cr6v)

85 FBN: Ryan says he'll keep the house in session through Christmas to get tax reform done.

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 09:32 AM (Enq6K)


Ha! Pull the other one Ryan!

Posted by: blaster at October 12, 2017 09:51 AM (6mJ8T)

86 Yankees = the other "Evil Empire"...When was the last Yankees/Dodgers series?....been a while.

Posted by: BignJames at October 12, 2017 09:51 AM (GiOiK)

87 The painting has to hit my eye with color. I don't know if other people are like that too?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:37 AM (lwiT4)

Yup.

I appreciate a lot of art, but some of it from an intellectual perspective. This kind of stuff is more visceral, probably because color perception is so basic.

[and I will graciously ignore your uncalled-for criticism of the NY Yankees]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 09:51 AM (wYseH)

88 That umbrella burns.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 12, 2017 09:52 AM (72PAC)

89 The woman in the center facing left: is she opening her umbrella or closing it?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 09:52 AM (/qEW2)

90 72. Yeah. Not a lot of nuance to this one. All his attention went to the faces.

Posted by: kallisto at October 12, 2017 09:52 AM (n6gcM)

91 Any pile of umbrellas that big has to have Catherine Deneuve in it somewhere.

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

One of those things you muse over on winter nights, like, what if Garcia had ten fingers, is -- Deneuve had a sister. Prettier and more talented than Catherine Deneuve, who I paid import-movie prices to watch puke in The Last Metro -- and she was burned to death screaming in a fucking Renault.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 12, 2017 09:52 AM (H5rtT)

92 Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (V+03K)
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Glad to hear your surgery went well, JTB. Ask them for the good drugs. The ones on the pump.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:52 AM (lwiT4)

93 to continue my willowed comment from previous thread:

Regarding Malaria's being rented out to Weinstein :

Do you really honestly believe that Barky and Mooch didn't know? The POTUS with every intelligence, military and LE agency at his command knew NOTHING about Weinstein's freakiness?

Malia supposedly lost her SS protection during that internship. And even if she had them, are you saying that she would have rejected Weinstein's sex-for-fame deal because "morals and scruples" and shit?

Why is everyone so willing to defend the Obama dynasty's crypto-Muslim "honor"? Did I miss a memo about the last 8 years?

Were the millions in cold cash sent to Iran not enough proof?


They don't think like you. Their value system consists of trading their humanity for fame, power and money. The only reason that half of these people are making noise now is either to get paid or defend their personal wealth.

Their consciences are burnt charcoal. They are fully convinced that they are better than us. They have no idea how to earn money. They barter with what they have: sex, power, control, family, children.

These people are NOT LIKE YOU.



Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 12, 2017 09:53 AM (2wRtc)

94 78 Thanks to all for the good wishes for my kidney surgery. It went very well. But I didn't anticipate how much it would take out of me. This is the first time I had invasive surgery and it is leaving me moving kind of slow. (Cue the theme from Petticoat Junction.) The upside is it allows Mrs. JTB to get indulge all her mother hen instincts making sure I don't do something stupid.
Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (V+03K)

I missed that-prayers up for you and Mrs. JTB as we speak. I'm glad it went well, and that your lovely wife gets the opportunity to show you how much she loves you!

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 09:53 AM (V+V48)

95 If Facebook really wanted to fight 'fake news' they could flag sites like the hoax CNN site AS hoax sites when people post them.

But they don't do that. Hmmm.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 12, 2017 09:53 AM (oVJmc)

96 [and I will graciously ignore your uncalled-for criticism of the NY Yankees]


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 09:51 AM (wYseH)
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That's very kind of you sir. Seeing's how much I hate the....... Oh, sorry. Almost got carried away there for a minute.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:54 AM (lwiT4)

97 I love this one, CBD - thank you! The top picture, that is. I like most of Renoir's things, and the colors are really pretty.

The bottom thing, whatever it is, doesn't show up on my computer, for which I'm grateful.

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

98 The Open Letter from Professor (and LtC) Hetherington on standards at West Point in the sidebar is well worth reading. As if we needed reminding, but our core institutions are rotten.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 12, 2017 09:55 AM (LISuA)

99 Posted by: mnw at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (my9nQ)

It's really too bad that Pasargadae and Persepolis are in Iran. I can see the attraction of visiting just for those, Isfahan too.

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

100 97 I love this one, CBD - thank you! The top picture, that is. I like most of Renoir's things, and the colors are really pretty.

The bottom thing, whatever it is, doesn't show up on my computer, for which I'm grateful.

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

How are you dear lady?

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 09:55 AM (V+V48)

101 The woman in the center facing left: is she opening her umbrella or closing it?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 09:52 AM (/qEW2)

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.....yes

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 09:56 AM (8XRCm)

102 Prediction: rain pluie'

Posted by: Météo-France at October 12, 2017 09:56 AM (7Cr6v)

103 [and I will graciously ignore your uncalled-for criticism of the NY Yankees]


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 09:51 AM (wYseH)
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That's very kind of you sir. Seeing's how much I hate the....... Oh, sorry. Almost got carried away there for a minute.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:54 AM (lwiT4)

I think good natured hatred of rival sports teams is a great things.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2017 09:56 AM (5y11N)

104 Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (V+03K)

Glad to see you!

Enjoy the mothering while it lasts....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 09:56 AM (wYseH)

105 JTB! So good to see you here. I'm glad your surgery went well, and you just take your time recovering. Hang out with us, and let Mrs. JTB fuss over you all she wants.

Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 09:56 AM (UoSKV)

106 grammie, looking forward to tonight's Cubs and Nats game. Yesterday's game was thrilling. I am sure you were disappointed but the drama sure has increased. May the best team win.

Ahem! GO NATS!!

Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:56 AM (V+03K)

107 The Open Letter from Professor (and LtC) Hetherington on standards at West Point in the sidebar is well worth reading. As if we needed reminding, but our core institutions are rotten.
Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 12, 2017 09:55 AM (LISuA)

PC shit in the Military is a cancer

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2017 09:57 AM (5y11N)

108 The Weinstein Ladies?
Posted by: rockysan99 at October 12, 2017 09:30 AM (m7LQK)

------

Weird Al needs to do a parody of Pep Boys "West End Girls" as "Weistein Girls".


It would be a hilarious video.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 09:57 AM (8XRCm)

109 The bottom thing, whatever it is, doesn't show up on my computer

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

Sorry about that.

Tomorrow I will make it bigger.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 09:58 AM (wYseH)

110 Ahem! GO NATS!!
Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:56 AM (V+03K)
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*fistbump*

Both grammie and I will be wailing and gnashing our teeth through the whole thing, I fear.

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

111 I went to a game in Yankee Stadium back in the 80's. Spent the whole time in the bathroom because I'm afraid of heights and we had to go on a catwalk or something to get to our seats. Longest 9 innings of my life.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (lwiT4)

112
I think good natured hatred of rival sports teams is a great things.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2017 09:56 AM (5y11N)


As a Philadelphia sports fan what size battery being tossed crosses the line between good natured and mean spirited?

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (EgwCt)

113 Hi moki! I'm fine - and hoping to send an email with an attachment your way today. You got time? Be honest.


Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (UoSKV)

114 So I'm seeing pictures of the completed border wall prototypes. They're big and beautiful just like Trump said they would be.

Posted by: WisRich at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (G0vdT)

115
The upside is it allows Mrs. JTB to get indulge all her mother hen instincts making sure I don't do something stupid.

Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (V+03K)







Considering she's married to a Moron, I'd say she has her work cut out for her.

Get well, my friend.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (veoSD)

116 I will make it bigger.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 09:58 AM (wYseH)

That usually happens when the Yankees win right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (5y11N)

117 I saw a post yesterday that had a very plausible hypothesis that the country music festival wasn't the intended target. The shooter was still in preparation for his big event, which is why the tannerite was still in the car and not rigged for detonation. The security guard interrupted his preparations -- he saw him through the camera and thought the jig was up, shot him, and then spent the next few minutes getting ready to hit the target of opportunity (breaking windows, loading magazines into weapons, etc.). Apparently the security guard went up for another room where the door was ajar. And we still don't know what the big event he was preparing for is -- what was scheduled in that plaza at a later date?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (jK8Z7)

118 Both grammie and I will be wailing and gnashing our teeth through the whole thing, I fear.



Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 09:58 AM (UoSKV)
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I have to go out and buy extra gin. And another thing of Depends.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:00 AM (lwiT4)

119 Mrs. JTB to get indulge all her mother hen instincts

She's kicking you in the surgery scar and telling you you're worthless?

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 10:00 AM (NWiLs)

120 112
I think good natured hatred of rival sports teams is a great things.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2017 09:56 AM (5y11N)

As a Philadelphia sports fan what size battery being tossed crosses the line between good natured and mean spirited?
Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (EgwCt)

Car battery

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 10:01 AM (7HtZB)

121 As a Philadelphia sports fan what size battery being tossed crosses the line between good natured and mean spirited?
Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (EgwCt)

Very much depends on who is Right Field

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2017 10:01 AM (5y11N)

122 Re: on Malia being an "intern" at Weinstein Co.

You haven't thought through how deep the rot goes. I doubt that Malia was ever required to show up, beyond doing lunch a few times with starstruck fans of her Daddy. The only reason that she was placed there was so that Weinstein and Co. could have a very easy and secure back door way of funneling cash to the Dem party structure behind the scenes, whenever they needed to.

Malia was just a convenient placeholder. But it was never about her actually doing a job, or even showing up.

We think about rules for jobs like all of the little people do - you have to show up, you're supposed to do something. But the Obama's and the Weinstein's of this world know that none of these rules were ever meant to apply to them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2017 10:01 AM (V2Yro)

123 One of her eyes is about an inch higher than the other.

If you look at it one way, its seems fine, another way she's disfigured.

Posted by: irright at October 12, 2017 10:01 AM (85f6P)

124 Thanks to all for the good wishes for my kidney surgery. It went very well. But I didn't anticipate how much it would take out of me. This is the first time I had invasive surgery and it is leaving me moving kind of slow. (Cue the theme from Petticoat Junction.) The upside is it allows Mrs. JTB to get indulge all her mother hen instincts making sure I don't do something stupid
.
Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (V+03K)


Good to hear JTB! And let Mrs. JTB do what she does well. Think of all the sammiches you'll get!

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

125 Their consciences are burnt charcoal. They are fully convinced that they are better than us. They have no idea how to earn money. They barter with what they have: sex, power, control, family, children.

These people are NOT LIKE YOU.



Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 12, 2017 09:53 AM (2wRtc)

You are 100% right, and we would do well to remember this.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 10:02 AM (NWiLs)

126 108 please don't debase that great tune of the 80s. Isn't it bad enough that wretch defiled the plant kingdom?

Posted by: kallisto at October 12, 2017 10:02 AM (n6gcM)

127 I imagine Trump has ordered our embassy to Jerusalem several times but each time the NSC and State "loses" the paperwork. Probably an ongoing joke every Monday.
Can't imagine a stronger proof of realignment than Jerusalem and can't imagine more swamp people demanding it not happen. Likely see all federal employees cut by one third before swamp creatures allow the Israelis to have their own Country.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at October 12, 2017 10:02 AM (BC2wK)

128 Tomorrow I will make it bigger.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Again, we have given up Phrasing and gone straight through to Just The Punchline.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 12, 2017 10:03 AM (H5rtT)

129 >>Ahem! GO NATS!! Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:56 AM (V+03K)

Zod approves of this message. Way to go, Stras--well done.

BTW, Zod will be the guy in section 201 tonight with the Ben's Chili stain on his "Embrace Hate" sweatshirt.

Posted by: Zod at October 12, 2017 10:03 AM (Bdeb0)

130 Both grammie and I will be wailing and gnashing our teeth through the whole thing, I fear.

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

I was sitting in a pub (called The Shakespeare), drinking a fine English beer, being rude to my tablemates and watching the Nats/Cubs game over my shoulder. I saw the Grand Slam....


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 10:03 AM (wYseH)

131 re: Philadelphia sports fans, I remember a story from the 70's, I think - "they're so mean they even booed Santa Claus, and pelted him with iceballs!!!"

a Philadelphia fan reportedly replied "well santa claus was drunk, and he looked pretty seedy too."

that's a tough crowd.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2017 10:04 AM (V2Yro)

132 I'm getting the feeling Houston will take it all.

Posted by: kallisto at October 12, 2017 10:04 AM (n6gcM)

133 I saw the Grand Slam....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 10:03 AM (wYseH)
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Why you gotta be so mean?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:04 AM (lwiT4)

134 Thank you so much for the good news JTB and Mrs. Some really hard times for Morons right now and a ray of light gives us hope.

Hrothgar is facing a tragic and challenging time. For those of a praying disposition, the Horde needs a lot of prayers right now.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 10:04 AM (MIKMs)

135 Tin foil hat time. Would the deep state cook up conflicting fake stories about Mandalay Bay in order to confuse the situation further?

Posted by: Max Power at October 12, 2017 10:04 AM (QCc6B)

136 I saw the Grand Slam....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 10:03 AM (wYseH)

You were in a Denny's?

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 10:05 AM (NWiLs)

137 The woman in the center facing left: is she opening her umbrella or closing it?

****

Neither.


Does This Bustle Make My Assassination Look Big? - a limerick

In the midst of the pandemonium
She killed a top-hatted Estonian
She muttered, "What the heck?"
Poked a brolly in his neck
After soaking the tip in polonium

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 10:05 AM (wPiJc)

138 I was sitting in a pub (called The Shakespeare), drinking a fine English beer, being rude to my tablemates and watching the Nats/Cubs game over my shoulder. I saw the Grand Slam....


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 10:03 AM (wYseH)


Grammie's gonna put a hex on you. Don't run, you'll just die tired.

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:05 AM (Enq6K)

139 Oh, de Weinstein Ladies sing this song
Doo dat, doo dat...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 12, 2017 10:06 AM (H5rtT)

140 Hrothgar is facing a tragic and challenging time.
==================================


Yes, he certainly is. I cannot begin to imagine his pain.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:06 AM (lwiT4)

141 Why you gotta be so mean?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:04 AM (lwiT4)

I'm not being mean. God intended baseball playoff series to go five (or seven) games. I am simply reveling in the success of God's plan.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 10:06 AM (wYseH)

142 My favorite Renoir though is Nude in Sunlight. I especially like the criticism from the art critics of the day that described it as a painting of a rotting corpse. I don't think they appreciated Impressionists at that time.
Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (Uysai)

The Impressionists were revolutionary, inspired heavily by Manet. Before them art was naturalist. The Academy prized idealism above all. To the powers-that-were they were the exact opposite. They were the next generation after the Marxists and socialist revolutions. The culture-brokers probably saw their un-idealistic styles as another counter-culture (which they were) and against everything civilized society should be. What's interesting is that for the most part, they were pretty bourgeois and considered themselves ultra-realists.

Posted by: Kris at October 12, 2017 10:06 AM (nwqNw)

143 I have to go out and buy extra gin. And another thing of Depends.


Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:00 AM (lwiT4)

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Hillary?! What did you do with Grammie???

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 12, 2017 10:06 AM (vg8iE)

144 We cannot allow Bad Santa to prevail. Think of the children!

Posted by: kallisto at October 12, 2017 10:06 AM (n6gcM)

145 The little girl with a hoop is a Replicant.

you can see it in her eyes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2017 10:06 AM (V2Yro)

146 I'm getting the feeling Houston will take it all.
Posted by: kallisto


This is absolutely true. Fly to Vegas today and put your child's college fund on the 'Stros to win in 4.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at October 12, 2017 10:06 AM (BC2wK)

147 I have always liked Renoir. The Luncheon of the Boating Party is one of my favorites.

Oh, and Fuck the Yankees.

Posted by: Timon at October 12, 2017 10:07 AM (NTM5E)

148 >>135 Tin foil hat time. Would the deep state cook up conflicting fake stories about Mandalay Bay in order to confuse the situation further?
Posted by: Max Power at October 12, 2017 10:04 AM (QCc6B)

When the consequences for being caught doing so appear to be nearly nonexistent, one couldn't blame them for at least spitballing a few over beers.

Posted by: Zod at October 12, 2017 10:07 AM (Bdeb0)

149 Grammie's gonna put a hex on you. Don't run, you'll just die tired.
Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:05 AM (Enq6K)

If Grammie is gonna put a hex on him, please let me know in advance so i am not sitting to close to him...I hear Grammie's aim is not as good as it used to be

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2017 10:07 AM (5y11N)

150 Grammie's gonna put a hex on you. Don't run, you'll just die tired.

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:05 AM (Enq6K)
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'ats right Tami. Never get between a Cubs fan and a play-off game.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:07 AM (lwiT4)

151 >>111 I went to a game in Yankee Stadium back in the 80's. Spent the whole time in the bathroom because I'm afraid of heights and we had to go on a catwalk or something to get to our seats. Longest 9 innings of my life. Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (lwiT4)

Seems like every time I went there I sat behind one of those danged columns. You know, before they renovated the place.

Posted by: Caliban at October 12, 2017 10:07 AM (DrC22)

152 141 Why you gotta be so mean?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:04 AM (lwiT4)

I'm not being mean. God intended baseball playoff series to go five (or seven) games. I am simply reveling in the success of God's plan.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 10:06 AM (wYseH)

This has got to cause even the most faithful to question whether God is benevolent or malign.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 10:07 AM (NWiLs)

153 113 Hi moki! I'm fine - and hoping to send an email with an attachment your way today. You got time? Be honest.


Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (UoSKV)

Please. Please send it. I am mired in church turf wars, that I want no part of. Editing and trying recipes would be a welcome relief.

For the record, these Lutherans are making me think twice about my resolve to curb my cussing.

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 10:08 AM (V+V48)

154 Is the girl holding a noose? I think it is a noose. RAYCISSSSSSS!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 10:08 AM (BoMuO)

155 89 The woman in the center facing left: is she opening her umbrella or closing it?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 09:52 AM (/qEW2)

She's signalling the sniper up in the tree.

Posted by: Random Lurker Commenter at October 12, 2017 10:08 AM (dab45)

156 In the midst of the pandemonium
She killed a top-hatted Estonian
She muttered, "What the heck?"
Poked a brolly in his neck
After soaking the tip in polonium
Posted by: Muldoon
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This, folks, is how it is done.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2017 10:08 AM (leCj4)

157 Weird Al needs to do a parody of Pep Boys "West End Girls" as "Weistein Girls".

It would be a hilarious video.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 09:57 AM (8XRCm)



The musical group that wrote "West End Girls" is called the Pet Shop Boys. The Pep Boys is a chain of auto repair stores.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 10:08 AM (/qEW2)

158 The woman in the center facing left: is she opening her umbrella or closing it?

Well, her last name is Schrodinger, so...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 10:08 AM (tRaq7)

159 Never get between a Cubs fan and a play-off game.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:07 AM (lwiT4)

Well, the odds of that ever happening have been rather long for..oh...about 100 years.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 10:08 AM (wYseH)

160 I hear Grammie's aim is not as good as it used to be

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2017 10:07 AM (5y11N)
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Especially with this rotator cuff injury. And the cataracts. And the sciatica.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:09 AM (lwiT4)

161 Hrothgar is facing a tragic and challenging time. For those of a praying disposition, the Horde needs a lot of prayers right now.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 10:04 AM (MIKMs)


Sorry if this has already been discussed but anything new on his son?

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:09 AM (Enq6K)

162 Don't you start with me Dildo.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:09 AM (lwiT4)

163 147 I have always liked Renoir. The Luncheon of the Boating Party is one of my favorites.

Oh, and Fuck the Yankees.
Posted by: Timon at October 12, 2017 10:07 AM (NTM5E)

If you are in the DC area, the Phillips Collection has an exhibit on that painting and the background of the people portrayed in it. I think it runs through November.

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 10:09 AM (V+V48)

164 I was sitting in a pub (called The Shakespeare), drinking a fine English beer, being rude to my tablemates and watching the Nats/Cubs game over my shoulder. I saw the Grand Slam....


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 10:03 AM (wYseH)
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Michael Taylor seems like a nice kid. He was as surprised as anybody by that grand slam!

My husband and I were at the last Nats regular season game, and we were sitting in the right field section, behind Bryce Harper. The section next to us was behind Michael Taylor, and there was a family in the front row, dad, mom, 2 kids, all sporting Taylor jerseys (probably the only ones in the park) and with a banner that said "Michael Taylor for President" on it. They would stand and hold the banner whenever he was at bat, or coming back out to center field. No idea why, and I don't think they were related, because the family was white and Taylor is black. It was cute though.

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

165 162 Don't you start with me Dildo.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:09 AM (lwiT4)

And this is yet another example of why the Horde is special.

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 10:10 AM (V+V48)

166 161 Hrothgar is facing a tragic and challenging time. For those of a praying disposition, the Horde needs a lot of prayers right now.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 10:04 AM (MIKMs)


Sorry if this has already been discussed but anything new on his son?
Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:09 AM (Enq6K)

He's dead.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 10:10 AM (NWiLs)

167 This has got to cause even the most faithful to question whether God is benevolent or malign.

Well everybody knows he's a Cubs fan, and look how he treats them.

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

168 yeah I got sucked in by that second shooter story for an hour or so last night. That's a heck of a lot of work to put into a hoax, whoever did it.

as far as the intended target for the tannerite - Paddock didn't get very far by aiming a few bullets at that huge fuel storage tank out at the airport - but if he could have gotten a car load of tannerite out next to it the results could have been... interesting.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2017 10:11 AM (V2Yro)

169 146. Not in 4 though.

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

170 Congrats, CBD. Sabathia pitched one helluva game.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Baseball Nut at October 12, 2017 10:11 AM (Ckg4U)

171 Don't you start with me Dildo.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:09 AM (lwiT4)
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He's being an extra-big PITA today, isn't he? Well, he'll get smacked down soon enough. Enjoy it while you can, Dildo, it ain't gonna last.

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

172 For the record, these Lutherans are making me think twice about my resolve to curb my cussing.

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 10:08 AM (V+V4
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Right there with ya, moki.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:11 AM (lwiT4)

173 we were sitting in the right field section, behind
Bryce Harper.

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

Well, that's a problem.

Maybe he should be in the field instead of the stands drinking beer and jeering the opposing players.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 10:12 AM (wYseH)

174 Is the girl holding a noose? I think it is a noose. RAYCISSSSSSS!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy
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And a cudgel.
Obviously, it is at once both a metaphor, and a condemnation of French colonialism.

Posted by: Howard Zinn at October 12, 2017 10:12 AM (7Cr6v)

175 Oh my goodness, just saw the comment about Hrothgar's son. I knew Hrothgar was worried about him last night, but I didn't know the follow-up. Oh dear God.

Prayers, prayers, and more prayers. I can't even begin to imagine.

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

176
The musical group that wrote "West End Girls" is called the Pet Shop Boys. The Pep Boys is a chain of auto repair stores.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 10:08 AM (/qEW2)

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Yeah yeah yeah..... havent had enough cofffee.... pedant.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 10:12 AM (8XRCm)

177 Enjoy it while you can, Dildo, it ain't gonna last.

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

It lasted longer than the Red Sox' season.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 10:13 AM (wYseH)

178 Sorry if this has already been discussed but anything new on his son?

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:09 AM (Enq6K)
================================


Hrothgar was on earlier this morning and said that his son had been killed in a freak accident. He has a wife and two children.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:13 AM (lwiT4)

179 CNN says Mandalay Bay security guard has been arrested as second shooter. First report seems rushed and inaccurate to me.


Fake news site. Debunked in EMT.

Posted by: Clearly at October 12, 2017 10:13 AM (QTiMi)

180 Prayers, prayers, and more prayers. I can't even begin to imagine.

Shit. Prayers up, Hrothgar.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 10:13 AM (tRaq7)

181 175 Oh my goodness, just saw the comment about Hrothgar's son. I knew Hrothgar was worried about him last night, but I didn't know the follow-up. Oh dear God.

Prayers, prayers, and more prayers. I can't even begin to imagine.
Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 10:12 AM (UoSKV)

Mine added. Mercy, it has been a rough year.

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 10:13 AM (V+V48)

182 @135
there's a commenter on CTH who points out this very thing. ISIS claims him, and the next thing we see is a photo that makes him appear to be drunk on alchohol. We're told of his many medications/screaming at night but it is obvious the attacker was not someone who was crazy/strung out. They don't correct the timeline until a citizen journalist confronts them publicly, etc. etc. etc.

Posted by: artemis at October 12, 2017 10:14 AM (AwPyG)

183 This, folks, is how it is done.

Posted by: Mike Hammer

AOS. Come for the dirty in-jokes.
Stay for the Estonian polonium pandemonium encomium.
In chromium.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 12, 2017 10:14 AM (H5rtT)

184
Enjoy it while you can, Dildo, it ain't gonna last.


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What other blog do you get to read words like in that order..... and they mean something entirely different.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 10:14 AM (8XRCm)

185 Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 10:10 AM (NWiLs)


Oh dear God.....all thoughts and prayers to Hrothgar and his family.


Horrible news

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:14 AM (Enq6K)

186 And this is yet another example of why the Horde is special.
Posted by: moki
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It may be that 'special' should be in quotes. Somehow, this comment seems ironic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2017 10:15 AM (7Cr6v)

187 62 CNN says Mandalay Bay security guard has been arrested as second shooter. First report seems rushed and inaccurate to me.

Posted by: KT at October 12, 2017 09:44 AM (BVQ+1)


We got a report of that on the ONT. If you're looking at the "cnn-internationaledition" website, it's complete bullshit.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at October 12, 2017 10:15 AM (Bl5Zt)

188 Hrothgar was on earlier this morning and said that his son had been killed in a freak accident. He has a wife and two children.

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Damn. I cant even.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 10:15 AM (8XRCm)

189 I do love baseball. Drama. Excitement. Never know what could happen with each pitch. (Thanks Michael Taylor.) And the closest thing I have heard to a political comment was the radio announcers talking about what a POS umpire Lance Diaz is.

Zod, I listen to the games on radio. But if Charlie and Dave mention a rowdy fan in section 201, I'll know who it is. :-)

Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 10:16 AM (V+03K)

190 Horrible news
Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:14 AM (Enq6K)

Yeah. I can't imagine. It makes me sick to my stomach.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 10:16 AM (NWiLs)

191 Life changes in an instant.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2017 10:18 AM (7Cr6v)

192 Armed with blue umbrellas French women protect their men from the hordes of Islam.

Posted by: colfax mingo at October 12, 2017 10:18 AM (0n18S)

193 AOS. Come for the dirty in-jokes.
Stay for the Estonian polonium pandemonium encomium.
In chromium.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 12, 2017 10:14 AM


... and Sonobi!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 12, 2017 10:19 AM (ctuyM)

194 Hrothgar also said that he will be taking a break from the blog, understandably. I hope he knows how much we all care for him. I wish there were something we could do, or send, or something. I'm at a loss.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:19 AM (lwiT4)

195 Hrothgar was on earlier this morning and said that his son had been killed in a freak accident. He has a wife and two children.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:13 AM (lwiT4)


I'm just stunned....I don't have words.

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:20 AM (Enq6K)

196 >>184 Enjoy it while you can, Dildo, it ain't gonna last. Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 10:14 AM (8XRCm)

Preferred the original, unpunctuated version. It seemed a little more hardbitten and snarly.

Add two commas, and it scans like some avuncular Jeeves-to-Wooster guidance.

Posted by: Zod at October 12, 2017 10:20 AM (Bdeb0)

197 8 FBN: Ryan says he'll keep the house in session through Christmas to get tax reform done.

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 09:32 AM (Enq6K)


In other words, BOHICA for the New Year.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 10:21 AM (mcI77)

198 Heartbreaking news about Hrothgar and his family. God I can't even.... They will be in my prayers.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at October 12, 2017 10:21 AM (zRZaJ)

199 I just found Hrothgar's comment from this morning:
*********
17 OT, and I don't give a damn.

Thanks to all you responded to my prayer request last night, but things did not go well. My son died in a freak accident while on the job.

Any prayers you can spare for me, my son's soul, his surviving family (wife and two teenage kids) and my remaining children and grandchildren will be appreciated.

I thank Ace and the COBs for keeping this bastion of decent people alive and well.

I will probably not be back for a while, a long while, but don't worry about me. I can barely write this but I feel I owe to you all!

Be safe!

Hrothgar
Posted by: Hrothgar at October 12, 2017 07:07 AM (gwPgz)

Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 10:21 AM (UoSKV)

200 If you are in the DC area, the Phillips Collection has an exhibit on that painting and the background of the people portrayed in it. I think it runs through November.

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 10:09 AM (V+V4

I'm in Baltimore so it's not far. Thanks for the info. I went to their site and the description of the painting is very interesting along with the X-ray that show the changes Renoir made. Neat stuff.

Posted by: Timon at October 12, 2017 10:22 AM (NTM5E)

201 What's bearded guy on the left looking at?

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 10:22 AM (mcI77)

202 Thanks for posting that bluebell. Damn...

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at October 12, 2017 10:23 AM (zRZaJ)

203 Thank you so much for the good news JTB and Mrs. Some really hard times for Morons right now and a ray of light gives us hope.

Hrothgar is facing a tragic and challenging time. For those of a praying disposition, the Horde needs a lot of prayers right now.
Posted by: mustbequantum


Hrothgar, wierdflunky & Grump. Prayers for all of them.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 10:23 AM (gR+IE)

204 Did Trump really shoot 73 on a par-72 course? Lindsey Graham says yes

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at October 12, 2017 10:24 AM (Nwg0u)

205 I was all set to make the super grry hands at you CBD but that Yankees umbrella is fine. I thought it was going to be Yoko.

I do love Renoir.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 10:24 AM (mf5HN)

206 Too much tragedy, death, pain and evil.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 10:24 AM (NWiLs)

207 Well shoot, rickb, what's up with weirdflunky and Grump?

Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 10:25 AM (UoSKV)

208 Didn't Hrothgar also lose his wife not too long ago?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:25 AM (lwiT4)

209 Breaking news.. Trump hinted at this good news in yesterday's speech..

Taliban hostage family freed by Pakistani troops

Pakistani soldiers have freed a North American family of five who were being held hostage by the Afghan Taliban.
Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife Caitlan Coleman were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012. They had three children while in captivity.
They were rescued after a US tip-off during an operation near the Afghan border, the Pakistani army said.
US President Donald Trump said it was a "positive moment" for US-Pakistan ties.
"Ms Coleman gave birth to the couple's three children while they were in captivity," Mr Trump said in a White House statement. "Today, they are free."
He added: "The Pakistani government's co-operation is a sign that it is honouring America's wishes for it to do more to provide security in the region.

http://tinyurl.com/y8gtpxkd

It shows respect, IMHO.. They had zero respect for the feckless Obama admin.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 12, 2017 10:25 AM (so+oy)

210 Add two commas, and it scans like some avuncular Jeeves-to-Wooster guidance.

Posted by: Zod

True, but on the other potted plant, remove just two and you have a plot precis for a Weinstein movie. You could even put a panda in it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 12, 2017 10:26 AM (H5rtT)

211 Hrothgar also said that he will be taking a break from the blog, understandably. I hope he knows how much we all care for him. I wish there were something we could do, or send, or something. I'm at a loss.



Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:19 AM (lwiT4)


Isn't there anybody on the Yahoo group, a cob or someone IRL who could get an address? I'd gladly kick in for something.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2017 10:26 AM (X6fMO)

212
It may be that 'special' should be in quotes. Somehow, this comment seems ironic.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2017 10:15 AM (7Cr6v)

I wrote it that way so that you could use your own interpretation.

Personally, I do believe the Horde is special-a wonderful mix of personalities and backgrounds that come together and banter and pray and care for one another.

That doesn't preclude them being..."special" as well.

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 10:26 AM (V+V48)

213 The news about Hrothgar's son is just devastating. Prayers.

Posted by: KT at October 12, 2017 10:26 AM (BVQ+1)

214 Is the girl holding a noose? I think it is a noose. RAYCISSSSSSS!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


It's a toy hoop. There is a Renoir entitled "Girl with Hoop."
http://tinyurl.com/y9mpnz2c

Posted by: Timon at October 12, 2017 10:26 AM (NTM5E)

215 What is amazing about this group of morons is that I don't know any of you personally (probably), I don't even know your real names, but when tragedy strikes, or great things happen one of the first things I feel compelled to do is tell the horde. This is a big family of anonymous strangers. Praying for Hrothgar.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 10:26 AM (BoMuO)

216 Hold those kids close. Life is so very brutal.

Posted by: Max Power at October 12, 2017 10:27 AM (QCc6B)

217 Praying for you and yours, Hrothgar.

Posted by: deplorable Texican (ette) at October 12, 2017 10:27 AM (CjE8v)

218 Just like family, sarcasm is lost on some of us. I know it is a hoop Timon.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 10:28 AM (BoMuO)

219 This is a big family of anonymous strangers. Praying for Hrothgar.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 10:26 AM (BoMuO)
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Yes it is. You're right.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:28 AM (lwiT4)

220 Didn't Hrothgar also lose his wife not too long ago?
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:25 AM (lwiT4)
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Yes, grammie, he did. I think within the last year or two.

Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 10:28 AM (UoSKV)

221 I thought it was going to be Yoko.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 10:24 AM (mf5HN)

Mixing Renoir and Yoko would be profane. Even I wouldn't do that.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 12, 2017 10:29 AM (wYseH)

222 So now the Mighty and Powerful Houston Astros, who after handily defeating the lowly Boston Terd-Sox, are going to dispense with the friggen overpaid NY friggen Yankees in similar fashion.

Yankees are like hemorrhoids:
If they come down and go back, they are merely a nuisance; If they come down and stay down, they are a constant source of irritation.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at October 12, 2017 10:29 AM (r+mGZ)

223 206 Too much tragedy, death, pain and evil.
Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 10:24 AM (NWiLs)

This is why I need art. May you all find your escape.

Posted by: Kris at October 12, 2017 10:29 AM (nwqNw)

224 Hrothgar also said that he will be taking a break from the blog, understandably. I hope he knows how much we all care for him. I wish there were something we could do, or send, or something. I'm at a loss.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:19 AM (lwiT4)


We share space on this planet, all seven billion of us. Most of whom, obviously, we'll never meet, never know at all, never experience each other's highs and lows in this world.

We have a weird connection here on this site, and when a tragedy such as this occurs, we feel it, because we care. We love each other. Even if we will never see each other in person.

God is amazing, and we know that. He works through, in some small way, on this silly site. Hopefully that will be a comfort to Hrothgar, as he and his family go through this.

I hope all of us can experience some peace in knowing this.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 12, 2017 10:29 AM (TOk1P)

225 That's not a hoop. That's a French diaphragm.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 12, 2017 10:29 AM (H5rtT)

226 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at October 12, 2017 10:24 AM (Nwg0u)

I don't particularly understand golf, but I assume that's impressive for a guy his age. It's easy to forget how old he really is since he runs everyone around him into the ground while appearing to carry the schedule with ease. No wonder progs think he's on something since none of them can imagine working that hard. Honestly, neither can I, but I am definitely "low energy".

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 12, 2017 10:29 AM (rp9xB)

227
**fistbumps BurtTC

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 10:30 AM (8XRCm)

228 Heartbreaking news about Hrothgar and his family. God I can't even.... They will be in my prayers.


So very, very sorry to hear about this. Praying for Hrothgar and his family.

Posted by: Number 4 at October 12, 2017 10:30 AM (RzUqr)

229 Is the Yahoo group an actual thing? Cause I have been on here a couple of years and I always assumed the Group was a running joke because of the goofy picture.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 10:30 AM (BoMuO)

230 I have always liked Renoir.
The Luncheon of the Boating Party is one of my favorites.


Oh, and Fuck the Yankees.


I am unfamiliar with Renoir's "Fuck the Yankees,"
however, if someone has a link to a good full-color facsimile,
I think I might like to buy a framed copy and hang it behind the couch.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 12, 2017 10:31 AM (H5rtT)

231 Yankees are like hemorrhoids:
If they come down and go back, they are merely a nuisance; If they come down and stay down, they are a constant source of irritation.
Posted by: Bonecrusher at October 12, 2017 10:29 AM (r+mGZ)
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I will overlook the earlier part of your comment, in which you (no doubt mistakenly) impugned the Red Sox, and I will say that the part of your comment above can also be, in fact SHOULD be, applied to Yankees FANS as well.

One in particular.

Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 10:31 AM (UoSKV)

232 Oh I like this one a lot. The woman with the basket looking vaguely toward the camera is the bargirl from the Manet painting with the mirror behind it. She's taken all of the dye out of her hair (like Lilly, from Lilly, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts).

She's looking vaguely toward the camera because Renoir is dead at this point and she can't really see him, just senses him. The little girl with the hoop and the stick is looking right at us because she can in fact see dead people.

Indeed, the little girl will grow up to be a fetching beauty and the unheralded true cause of WWI, with more death to her credit than Helen of Troy.

The guy with the umbrella and the beard, top left, will go on to play Kinsey in Mad Men.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 12, 2017 10:32 AM (gIRsn)

233 220 Didn't Hrothgar also lose his wife not too long ago?
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 10:25 AM (lwiT4)
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Yes, grammie, he did. I think within the last year or two.

Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 10:28 AM (UoSKV)


Well this just gets worse and worse. Poor thing...

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:32 AM (Enq6K)

234 Well said Burt. If anyone DOES figure out a way to get in touch with Hrothgar and do something please post it. Repeatedly. since many of us are not on here all the time and may miss it.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at October 12, 2017 10:32 AM (zRZaJ)

235 That's absolutely horrible for Hrothgar. Prayers.

Also for wierdflunky, Grump and Fen's son. Prayers for all of them.

Posted by: GMan at October 12, 2017 10:32 AM (sxq57)

236 Well shoot, rickb, what's up with weirdflunky and Grump?

Posted by: bluebell



Grump928's mom was visiting his brother in Dallas and tripped & fell and broke her hip. She is supposed to have emergency surgery but they are worried due to her age and existing health.

And from weirdflunky:

An update from earlier this week-

I decided to postpone the procedure to remove my kidney stone until next week if I can make it till then.

I've come home to bury my father today. He will be missed.


My sincere thanks to all the horde for your thoughts and prayers this week. This has been a week to forget.
Posted by: weirdflunky

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 10:32 AM (gR+IE)

237
I was all set to make the super grry hands at you CBD but that Yankees umbrella is fine. I thought it was going to be Yoko.

I do love Renoir.

Posted by: alexthechick
___________________________

I love to watch you when you make with the grry hands, but next time, could you tilt your head slightly to the left. I think that would be cute...


Posted by: Bob from NSA at October 12, 2017 10:33 AM (icJfM)

238 Kinda like the painting, though a bit too busy which is probably one of the points of the exercise. Still can focus on just the woman sans cover who seems to be menaced by the bearded dandy behind her. And the yellow bonnet on the redhead adds a splash of color.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 10:33 AM (QvC3K)

239 Just like family, sarcasm is lost on some of us. I know it is a hoop Timon.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 10:28 AM (BoMuO)

No you didn't Racist.

Posted by: Timon at October 12, 2017 10:34 AM (NTM5E)

240 Thanks, rickb. Sorry to hear all that about Grump's mom, and about weirdflunky's dad (and weirdflunky himself). Sheesh, what a week.

And Fen, did something new happen with your son? I'm feeling dreadfully behind here.

Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 10:34 AM (UoSKV)

241 May God give Hrothgar strength for his son's family.

Posted by: DRG at October 12, 2017 10:35 AM (qEhxI)

242 Twitter attempts to join Harveywood gang rape of Rose McGowan.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2017 10:35 AM (mhhUf)

243 We share space on this planet, all seven billion of us. Most of whom, obviously, we'll never meet, never know at all, never experience each other's highs and lows in this world.

We have a weird connection here on this site, and when a tragedy such as this occurs, we feel it, because we care. We love each other. Even if we will never see each other in person.

God is amazing, and we know that. He works through, in some small way, on this silly site. Hopefully that will be a comfort to Hrothgar, as he and his family go through this.

I hope all of us can experience some peace in knowing this.
Posted by: BurtTC




^^^^^^^^^^^^
This should be a permanent sidebar item. Very eloquent.
Thank you.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 10:35 AM (gR+IE)

244 *schedules Bob for an EMU in a box delivery*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 10:35 AM (QvC3K)

245 To: All Academy Members

Re: Our Harvey

We have called this emergency meeting to discuss the Most Important Issue of Our Time:

How to give ourselves awards for our courage in dealing with Harvey's Forty Year-casting call for his remake of "La Cage Aux Foilage".

It's hard being the Conscience of America, but if all Hollywood pitches in, this will be the Greatest Awards Season Ever!

Suggestions should be forwarded to Woody, Bill or myself.

Sincereishly,

Posted by: Roamin' Polanski, Artiste' at October 12, 2017 10:35 AM (Ndje9)

246 In light of a 100+ win team not making it to the World Series, there are (and have been for some time) some sports writers who would like to see two trophies given out in baseball.

A trophy for the teams with the best regular season records in both leagues, and a World Series Trophy.

The argument was first broached when the Montreal Expos had the best record (74-40) in baseball during the baseball strike in 1994-1995 and never received any recognition for it. (By the way, they did have a phenomenal team, but money uber alles in baseball, baby!)

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 10:36 AM (wo3jg)

247 Dear God. Just checked in and learned of Hrothgar's son.

My heart is broken for him. I cannot even imagine.

All my prayers, sweet man.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 10:36 AM (PY9jH)

248 Les Parapluies!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 12, 2017 09:31 AM (vg8iE)




de Cherbourg? Oh wait this isn't the movie thread

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 12, 2017 10:37 AM (493sH)

249 What a sucky mess of a painting. His lighting is all effed up.

Posted by: Dang at October 12, 2017 10:37 AM (8b+oT)

250 For the record, these Lutherans are making me think twice about my resolve to curb my cussing.

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 10:08 AM (V+V4


========

Is that really a big deal in Lutheran culture? I'd find that odd because, you know, Martin Luther.

I always thought the denomination that leaned most Victorian was the SBC. You know, no dancing, no drinking. "Don't smoke, don't chew, don't go with girls who do."

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 10:38 AM (/qEW2)

251 Just like family, sarcasm is lost on some of us. I know it is a hoop Timon.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 10:28 AM (BoMuO)

No you didn't Racist.



I will atone for my obvious racism by performing 3 kneelings and saying 10 hail Sharptons

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 10:38 AM (BoMuO)

252 246 There were teams having great years,players having maybe historic seasons but they walked away.Permanently soured me on the game.Tony Gwynn night have hit .400 for instance.

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 10:38 AM (rmVvL)

253
Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife Caitlan Coleman were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012. They had three children while in captivity.

They decided to have a family while in captivity?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2017 10:38 AM (IqV8l)

254 >>The little girl with the hoop and the stick is looking right at us because she can in fact see dead people. Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 12, 2017 10:32 AM (gIRsn)

She can indeed see the dead, but Renoir has made doing so more difficult. Renoir was a known cat-eater, and eating cat-meat can make a person invisible (in both life and death), and so she's actually sensing his essence, but not seeing it.

Posted by: Zod at October 12, 2017 10:39 AM (Bdeb0)

255 Kinda like the painting, though a bit too busy which is probably one of the points of the exercise.

I think so. I get the feel of movement and crowds and people pressing past each other's hustles and bustles.

It's as crowded as a subway and someone is going to get groped.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 12, 2017 10:40 AM (gIRsn)

256 And we still don't know what the big event he was preparing for is -- what was scheduled in that plaza at a later date?
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2017 09:59 AM (jK8Z7)
__________________

If he was planning for a later date, then why haul all the guns and ammo to the suite? Every day he was there, he ran the risk of being discovered. Hotel people can and do go into your room when you're not there, even when you have hung the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 12, 2017 10:40 AM (BXf9o)

257 Backpacking in Afghanistan with your wife???

Dude, you would have been safer walking through Compton at night.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 10:40 AM (QvC3K)

258 Great baseball day yesterday !! Hope today's is as good.

Posted by: Astute Dude at October 12, 2017 10:41 AM (IkSJe)

259 I really like this one, CBD. Renoir is another favorite.

To anyone else who is a fan of Renoir, you should make your way to the Barnes Gallery in Philadelphia, which has the largest Renoir collection in the world (IIRC).

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 10:41 AM (W+vEI)

260 In light of a 100+ win team not making it to the World Series, there are (and have been for some time) some sports writers who would like to see two trophies given out in baseball.

A trophy for the teams with the best regular season records in both leagues, and a World Series Trophy.

The argument was first broached when the Montreal Expos had the best record (74-40) in baseball during the baseball strike in 1994-1995 and never received any recognition for it. (By the way, they did have a phenomenal team, but money uber alles in baseball, baby!)
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 10:36 AM (wo3jg)


Two years ago the Cardinals had an historic first half, looking like they would break their team record for wins in a season... which I think it 105.

They limped down the stretch and made it to 100. Best in baseball that year. Then were promptly dispatched by the Cubs in the division series. As we all know now, the Cubs were up and comers, not ready that year, but finally won it all last year.

It's always been true that the regular season is only ONE test of a championship team. It's the endurance part. You have to have the horses to win the sprints of the playoffs/World Series as well. Or else go home.

Too bad for the Indians. What a marvelous year they had. Looks like they were damaged by injuries though.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 12, 2017 10:41 AM (TOk1P)

261 They decided to have a family while in captivity?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2017 10:38 AM (IqV8l)

Gotta fill up the time somehow.

Posted by: Kris at October 12, 2017 10:42 AM (nwqNw)

262 Renoir was known as the "Monsieur who couldn't paint wet people and went to great lengths to avoid them".

Posted by: True Facts Russian News at October 12, 2017 10:42 AM (q+aa6)

263 It just stopped raining. I'd like to see a painting from five minutes later.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 10:42 AM (Uysai)

264 Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife Caitlan Coleman were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012. They had three children while in captivity.

They decided to have a family while in captivity?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2017 10:38 AM (IqV8l)


Knowing the Taliban, probably forced sex at gunpoint.

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:42 AM (Enq6K)

265 A trophy for the teams with the best regular season records in both leagues, and a World Series Trophy.


Yeah, the team with the best record gets a set of steak knives.

Posted by: Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glenross at October 12, 2017 10:43 AM (gIRsn)

266 Go roll yer hoop, ya wee bitch!!!



:::laughs wickedly:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 12, 2017 09:32 AM (EtE0a)

Adds name to list of people who desperately need to have their asses kicked.

Posted by: Clearly at October 12, 2017 10:43 AM (QTiMi)

267 I will atone for my obvious racism by performing 3 kneelings and saying 10 hail Sharptons

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 10:38 AM (BoMuO)

Say a few "Our Obamas" and all will be forgiven :-)

Posted by: Timon at October 12, 2017 10:43 AM (NTM5E)

268 DAYUM women used to be so curvy back in the day. What happened?

Posted by: Sponge at October 12, 2017 10:43 AM (Pi667)

269 246 In light of a 100+ win team not making it to the World Series, there are (and have been for some time) some sports writers who would like to see two trophies given out in baseball.

A trophy for the teams with the best regular season records in both leagues, and a World Series Trophy.

The argument was first broached when the Montreal Expos had the best record (74-40) in baseball during the baseball strike in 1994-1995 and never received any recognition for it. (By the way, they did have a phenomenal team, but money uber alles in baseball, baby!)
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 10:36 AM (wo3jg)

The NHL does that - they award the President's Trophy to the team with the best record each year.

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 10:43 AM (7HtZB)

270 It's as crowded as a subway and someone is going to get groped.

Not through a bustle you won't.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 10:43 AM (tRaq7)

271 To be fair, Twitter is only holding her down and keeping her from screaming, while Harveywood rapes her.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2017 10:43 AM (mhhUf)

272 I think every time a team wins a baseball game they should receive a trophy. 4ft high, gold plated, because it is a great accomplishment and why should the winner of one game at the end of the season get all of the glory. Since we don't want the losing team to feel bad, they should also get a 4ft high trophy plated in gold, because they worked really hard, too, and they only lost because of chance, maybe the light got into the outfielder's eyes. We don't want to deny them the opportunity of a trophy because of that.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 10:44 AM (BoMuO)

273 DAYUM women used to be so curvy back in the day. What happened?

Posted by: Sponge


They decided corsets sucked.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 12, 2017 10:44 AM (AM1GF)

274 I just finished that SF book by Krakatoa's brother. It was quite good.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 12, 2017 10:44 AM (mpXpK)

275 What happened?
Posted by: Sponge at October 12, 2017 10:43 AM (Pi667)

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We let them vote. Then they gave up the corset.


Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 10:45 AM (8XRCm)

276 They decided to have a family while in captivity?

I could be wrong but I thought I heard heard she was raped several times by her captors.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at October 12, 2017 10:45 AM (zRZaJ)

277 I just finished that SF book by Krakatoa's brother. It was quite good.

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Vesuvius??

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 10:46 AM (8XRCm)

278 It's always been true that the regular season is only ONE test of a championship team. It's the endurance part. You have to have the horses to win the sprints of the playoffs/World Series as well. Or else go home.
____________________________________________

True, but by the same token, sometimes it's not about play as much as it is who can you trade for during the season. Many times the team that plays in April looks nothing like the team that plays in October.

But, then again, the business of professional baseball includes the business of professional baseball.

All teams have an equal shot a buying and trading players (or so they say.)

The last weekend in July is often more determinative of a team's world series chances than the first four months of play.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 10:46 AM (wo3jg)

279 "Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife Caitlan Coleman"

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and guess these two were lefties. And obama didn't give a shit about them. Think they have been "mugged by reality"?

Posted by: FBI Guy at October 12, 2017 10:46 AM (eAZVt)

280 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 10:40 AM (QvC3K)

*Pregnant* wife. Who does that? I sure hope this isn't another Bergdahl situation.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 12, 2017 10:47 AM (rp9xB)

281 259. Visited its original location. Words fail. The one image that sticks is the Matisse lunette commissioned for the site.

Posted by: kallisto at October 12, 2017 10:47 AM (qV5PD)

282 >>To be fair, Twitter is only holding her down and keeping her from screaming, while Harveywood rapes her.


Wanna bet it's really about her calling out Ben Affleck who has a big movie coming out?

I imagine they'd really, really like to keep this contained to just Weinstein and McGowan is encouraging a larger discussion/outing of other creeps.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 10:47 AM (W+vEI)

283
Dear Lord. I just saw all the tragic news here.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 10:47 AM (czg0O)

284 Re: the Alzheimers drugs being distributed to the Congress (Drudge link from JJ's morning news)

Does anyone doubt those are for Nancy Pelosi?

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 12, 2017 10:47 AM (LISuA)

285 280 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 10:40 AM (QvC3K)

*Pregnant* wife. Who does that? I sure hope this isn't another Bergdahl situation.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 12, 2017 10:47 AM (rp9xB)

Who does that? Leftists.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 10:48 AM (NWiLs)

286 I hope all of us can experience some peace in knowing this.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 12, 2017 10:29 AM (TOk1P)
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BurtTC, that was a lovely thing to say. And very true.

Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 10:48 AM (UoSKV)

287 If I remember the senate under Wilson held open over christmas and ran some dodgy and nasty legislation through when the majority gave up and went home to family.

Why do I fear this today?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 12, 2017 10:48 AM (ZWEKT)

288 279 "Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife Caitlan Coleman"

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and guess these two were lefties. And obama didn't give a shit about them. Think they have been "mugged by reality"?


No. Anyone that would hike in Afghanistan is brain damaged.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 10:48 AM (mcI77)

289 True, but by the same token, sometimes it's not about play as much as it is who can you trade for during the season. Many times the team that plays in April looks nothing like the team that plays in October.

But, then again, the business of professional baseball includes the business of professional baseball.

All teams have an equal shot a buying and trading players (or so they say.)

The last weekend in July is often more determinative of a team's world series chances than the first four months of play.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 10:46 AM (wo3jg)


That aspect does sour me to the playoffs. Some teams are obviously in a position to spend more, and some are just smarter about acquiring talent down the stretch. I don't care for it, but as you say it IS another measure of a team's abilities.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 12, 2017 10:48 AM (TOk1P)

290 I'm going to go out on a limb here, and guess these two were lefties. And obama didn't give a shit about them. Think they have been "mugged by reality"?


Same here. There aren't any interesting places to go hiking here in the States? I can hear them bragging to their Birkenstock Buddies, "Ooh, guess where we're going hiking?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 10:49 AM (tRaq7)

291 I saw a post yesterday that had a very plausible hypothesis that the country music festival wasn't the intended target. The shooter was still in preparation for his big event, which is why the tannerite was still in the car and not rigged for detonation. The security guard interrupted his preparations -- he saw him through the camera and thought the jig was up, shot him, and then spent the next few minutes getting ready to hit the target of opportunity (breaking windows, loading magazines into weapons, etc.). Apparently the security guard went up for another room where the door was ajar. And we still don't know what the big event he was preparing for is -- what was scheduled in that plaza at a later date?
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Trump was going to Vegas.
Isis hit.

that's what they don't want you to know . . .

Posted by: NOT NSA or CIA or FBI at October 12, 2017 10:49 AM (YMIRE)

292 I hope all of us can experience some peace in knowing this.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 12, 2017 10:29 AM (TOk1P)
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BurtTC, that was a lovely thing to say. And very true.

Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 10:48 AM (UoSKV)


Thanks to you and the others who had kind things to say. Just speaking from the heart... which I don't always do around here. But should.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 12, 2017 10:50 AM (TOk1P)

293 So the Taliban is like FARC in other words?

Clara Rojas while being held captive for over six years gave birth to a boy. FARC dumped the kid into Bogota's foster care system.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 10:50 AM (QvC3K)

294 284 Re: the Alzheimers drugs being distributed to the Congress (Drudge link from JJ's morning news)

Does anyone doubt those are for Nancy Pelosi?

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 12, 2017 10:47 AM (LISuA)

There is no need to fear Alzheimer's in Congress.

Ow! My head.

Posted by: John McCain at October 12, 2017 10:51 AM (mcI77)

295
I always thought the denomination that leaned most Victorian was the SBC. You know, no dancing, no drinking. "Don't smoke, don't chew, don't go with girls who do."
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 10:38 AM (/qEW2)

I was born and raised Southern Baptist, with a bit of Orthodox Jew thrown in. Living overseas, you go to church wherever you can find one-particularly in the Middle East. We started going to a Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod, doncha know) here in NoVa, because the parking lot wasn't full of Obama/Coexist stickers. But they foolishly made me a ministry lead, and I have to go to meetings. And...Plus sized women in their Mickey Mouse Sweater Vests (to steal from Iowahawk) are fierce about their ministry turf and defend it with the passion of CBD finding ways to taunt bluebell about the Red Sox. They also try to encroach on other's turf, and get shirty about it. Baptist just bless your heart. These women take a casserole spoon to it.

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 10:52 AM (V+V48)

296
We're compassionate humans that know Islam is totes the Religion of Peace. We'll be totes fine hiking around Afghanistan honey.

Totes.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 10:52 AM (8XRCm)

297 This year has seen so many hard times for so many people..sigh..I am ready for 2018. May it bring us all much peace.

Posted by: IC at October 12, 2017 10:52 AM (a0IVu)

298
These people who get abducted by the Taliban aren't "backpacking" or "hiking." That's a Lie.

They go there to be Amateur Ambassadors of Peace. They go there for political reasons. They go there to "reach out" to the "misunderstood" and repair the damage done, in their view, by the Western Christian Capitalists.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 10:52 AM (czg0O)

299 As for you Yankee fans, you better hope your big horse comes alive in the next round, or you'll be done soon enough.

It's funny, I didn't watch any of the game yesterday, but had the MLB site open, with the live update function. That's a weird way to watch baseball, but the only option I have sometimes.

Better than radio, I think. It's quiet, of course, but there was something poignant about "watching" the last strike of that game. Sad and quiet (yeah, I was hoping the Indians would win).

Posted by: BurtTC at October 12, 2017 10:53 AM (TOk1P)

300 >>Visited its original location. Words fail. The one image that sticks is the Matisse lunette commissioned for the site.

Me, too! The way the paintings were displayed was overwhelming and fabulous.

The story of how the collection ended up at the new site is sad and upsetting - an interesting dilemma of private ownership vs. public desire to share the collection with the world. So wish Barnes had planned it better. There's a documentary called "The Art of the Steal" about it, which is biased toward keeping paintings at original site. Even if you don' side with them, seeing how the vultures on the other side (including PA governor, the DA, the local paper, etc.) behaved in order to manage it is unsettling.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 10:53 AM (W+vEI)

301 What a year!

Not only did I get dispatched to Washington for Clinton in 2016, I've been doing some private sector work involving some guy named Weinstein.

I am so in demand.

I oughta have my own reality tv show.

Posted by: The Schlong at October 12, 2017 10:53 AM (wo3jg)

302 The security guard who was shot in Vegas, Jesus Campos, is not registered as a security guard in Nevada (which requires guards to be licensed and registered with the state). So either the guard was using a different name, or he's not operating legally.

Is that why Mandalay Bay security didn't call Vegas police sooner?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 12, 2017 10:54 AM (BXf9o)

303 Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife Caitlan Coleman



I just read she was 5 months pregnant when they were captured.


She gave birth to that child (boy) while in captivity...then a second boy and a girl this past summer. They don't address anything about the other two children.

In another article it says this:

In December, the militants released a video of the family. In it, Coleman refers to "the Kafkaesque nightmare in which we find ourselves" and urges "governments on both sides" to reach a deal for their freedom. She then adds: "My children have seen their mother defiled."

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:54 AM (Enq6K)

304 302 The security guard who was shot in Vegas, Jesus Campos, is not registered as a security guard in Nevada (which requires guards to be licensed and registered with the state). So either the guard was using a different name, or he's not operating legally.

Is that why Mandalay Bay security didn't call Vegas police sooner?


Just doing a job an American won't do?

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 10:55 AM (mcI77)

305
Take their backpacks away from them. Sad.

Posted by: Not Donald at October 12, 2017 10:55 AM (EgwCt)

306 Hrothgar, so sorry for your tragic loss. Prayers sent.

Posted by: PaleRider at October 12, 2017 10:56 AM (84F5k)

307 Backpacking in Afghanistan?

Almost as wise as traveling to North Korea to swipe propaganda posters.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 10:56 AM (wo3jg)

308 >>She gave birth to that child (boy) while in captivity...then a second
boy and a girl this past summer. They don't address anything about the
other two children.



Do they say who fathered the two children during captivity?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 10:57 AM (W+vEI)

309 Cocks not Glocks
-WZ

Good God.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 10:57 AM (mcI77)

310 Hrothgar:
Any prayers you can spare for me, my son's soul, his surviving family (wife and two teenage kids) and my remaining children and grandchildren will be appreciated.
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Will do.

Posted by: simplemind at October 12, 2017 10:57 AM (ZiBxu)

311 I would risk a SEAL team with air support for their children. Because no kid deserves such a fate. The parents I'll have to think on since they are supposed to be the adults.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 10:57 AM (QvC3K)

312 The security guard who was shot in Vegas, Jesus Campos, is not registered as a security guard in Nevada (which requires guards to be licensed and registered with the state). So either the guard was using a different name, or he's not operating legally.

Is that why Mandalay Bay security didn't call Vegas police sooner?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 12, 2017 10:54 AM (BXf9o)


You smell that, son? That's the smell of lawsuits. Nothing else in the world smells like that smell.

Goodbye Mandalay Bay. Hope the new owners are more security cautious.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 10:58 AM (EgwCt)

313 These people who get abducted by the Taliban aren't "backpacking" or "hiking." That's a Lie.

They go there to be Amateur Ambassadors of Peace. They go there for
political reasons. They go there to "reach out" to the "misunderstood"
and repair the damage done, in their view, by the Western Christian
Capitalists.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 10:52 AM (czg0O)

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^^^THIS^^^

The self-important arrogance and ignorance of these people is simply unconscionable.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 10:58 AM (MIKMs)

314 OMG Twitter, you suspend Rose McGowan but not Donald Trump!? Blow me too please.

Posted by: Paul Fieg at October 12, 2017 10:58 AM (SkuXa)

315 What kind of idiots go backpacking in various and sundry Wackedoutastans? She was pregnant??

There are no words.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 12, 2017 10:58 AM (VIWDj)

316 Do they say who fathered the two children during captivity?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 10:57 AM (W+vEI)


Not specifically but read the last sentence of my post.

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:59 AM (Enq6K)

317 She then adds: "My children have seen their mother defiled."

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Not. Like. Us.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 12, 2017 10:59 AM (iaA+i)

318 300. All those donk players shafted the AA university that was supposed to get the collection.

Posted by: kallisto at October 12, 2017 10:59 AM (qV5PD)

319
While I have a huge degree of sympathy and anger for the atrocities committed against you and an your wife....

...I also have to ask... 'WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING TAKING YOUR PREGNANT WIFE HIKING THRU TALIBAN HELD TERRITORY???"

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 10:59 AM (8XRCm)

320 >>Not specifically but read the last sentence of my post.

Ugh. Not surprising, though...

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 11:00 AM (W+vEI)

321 Twitter is losing money fast. wave enough money at them and they're your huckleberry office poinsettia.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 12, 2017 11:00 AM (s+88b)

322 She then adds: "My children have seen their mother defiled."
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" the most beautiful sound in the world is the Muslim call to prayer"

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 12, 2017 11:01 AM (iaA+i)

323 Cocks not Glocks
-WZ

Good God.
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And that's their response to a woman wanting to defend herself against a rapist. Make of that what you will.

Posted by: John Marston at October 12, 2017 11:01 AM (SkuXa)

324 303 In December, the militants released a video of the family. In it, Coleman refers to "the Kafkaesque nightmare in which we find ourselves" and urges "governments on both sides" to reach a deal for their freedom. She then adds: "My children have seen their mother defiled."

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 10:54 AM (Enq6K)


Did they let her keep her children, or take them away to be raised Muslim in a Muslim household?

Posted by: Hikaru at October 12, 2017 11:01 AM (CMbMd)

325 246 In light of a 100+ win team not making it to the World Series, there are (and have been for some time) some sports writers who would like to see two trophies given out in baseball.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 10:36 AM (wo3jg)

In Euro soccer, the team with the best record is the champion and there are no playoffs. Baseball used to work like that before the NL/AL merger.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 12, 2017 11:02 AM (rX06+)

326 Posted by: JTB at October 12, 2017 09:50 AM (V+03K)

Glad to hear that it went well, Rest up and allow Mrs. JTB to be a mother hen.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2017 11:02 AM (iVOAv)

327 I restored a 1940s Zentith radio and have it in the garage man cave. Perfect for listening to baseball games. Clarity is almost spooky, they have some of the microphones in the crowd too, something about live broadcast can be very relaxing.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 12, 2017 11:03 AM (VIWDj)

328 Just doing a job an American won't do?
Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 10:55 AM (mcI77)
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I don't know, but it's certainly possible. Las Vegas hotels routinely hire illegal aliens to work as maids, cooks, etc.

If this Campos guy was an illegal alien, and that's why Mandalay Bay Security didn't call police as soon as Paddock started shooting in the hotel, that's obviously going to be a major problem.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 12, 2017 11:03 AM (BXf9o)

329 277 Vesuvius??

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 10:46 AM (8XRCm)


LOL,
http://tinyurl.com/ya73omkp

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 12, 2017 11:03 AM (mpXpK)

330
She then adds: "My children have seen their mother defiled."

The mother probably brought it on herself. Dressing all sensual and sexual and stuff.

Posted by: Donna Koran at October 12, 2017 11:03 AM (EgwCt)

331 If he was planning for a later date, then why haul
all the guns and ammo to the suite? Every day he was there, he ran the
risk of being discovered. Hotel people can and do go into your room
when you're not there, even when you have hung the "Do Not Disturb" sign
on the door.





Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 12, 2017 10:40 AM (BXf9o)

It makes no sense that he would have the explosives and not have them rigged. It is plausible that he intended to rig the bomb(s) over the next few days, but his preparations were interrupted by the security guard. That's why the security guard was shot before the attack -- because the attack was a target of opportunity, not the original target.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2017 11:04 AM (jK8Z7)

332 Here is an uplifting story.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/278155/

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 11:04 AM (rmVvL)

333 " the most beautiful sound in the world is the Muslim call to prayer prey"

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 12, 2017 11:01 AM (iaA+i)

You misheard. FTFY.

Posted by: Donna Koran at October 12, 2017 11:05 AM (EgwCt)

334 mohamed was satan. islam is satanism.

Posted by: FBI Guy at October 12, 2017 11:05 AM (eAZVt)

335 330
She then adds: "My children have seen their mother defiled."

The mother probably brought it on herself. Dressing all sensual and sexual and stuff.
Posted by: Donna Koran at October 12, 2017 11:03 AM (EgwCt)

On one hand, no. On the other hand, if you throw yourself into a den of wolves, expect to be eaten.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 11:05 AM (NWiLs)

336 From the photo the children look 100% Caucasian so I'm guessing not result of rape. The Caucasian gene is non dominant.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 11:06 AM (Uysai)

337 'WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING TAKING YOUR PREGNANT WIFE HIKING THRU TALIBAN HELD TERRITORY???"
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Taliban are good religious Muslims who love their children too.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 12, 2017 11:06 AM (iaA+i)

338 In Euro soccer, the team with the best record is the champion and there are no playoffs. Baseball used to work like that before the NL/AL merger.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 12, 2017 11:02 AM (rX06+)

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In a true round robin season with equal number of H/A games versus opponents there should not be a need for playoffs. However, the Aviva Premier League (English Rugby) is the exception.

Posted by: auscolpyr at October 12, 2017 11:06 AM (suO/a)

339 330
She then adds: "My children have seen their mother defiled."
_____________________________________________

Harvey Weinstein was in Afghanistan?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 11:06 AM (wo3jg)

340
"Is that why Mandalay Bay security didn't call Vegas police sooner?"

I think a lot of senior staff at the Mandalay Bay are starting to figure out that they waited a bit too long to try and protect their phoney baloney jobs.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2017 11:07 AM (k1TUh)

341 >>On the other hand, if you throw yourself into a den of wolves, expect to be eaten. Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 11:05 AM (NWiLs)

Or, if not eaten, raised. And subsequently chastised for your table manners.

Posted by: Zod at October 12, 2017 11:07 AM (Bdeb0)

342 So ... these backpackers to Afghanistan. Have they been cured of their Pollyanna liberalism, or have they come down with a case of Stockholm Syndrome?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 11:07 AM (/qEW2)

343 Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2017 11:04 AM (jK8Z7)

That's one reason they report he had plans to escape.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 11:08 AM (Uysai)

344 McGowan has some serious crazy eyes.

Posted by: FBI Guy at October 12, 2017 11:08 AM (eAZVt)

345 .......or have they come down with a case of Stockholm Syndrome?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 11:07 AM (/qEW2)

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Pretty sure they had that virus before departing.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 11:08 AM (8XRCm)

346 Obviously Caitlyn's husband never bothered to learn history or it was removed from the syllabus, but January 6th 1842 was a very bad day for the British Empire in Afghanistan.

Out of 4,500 soldiers and 12,000+ civilians that included children, only a Dr. Brydon managed to make it to British lines in Jalalabad.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 11:09 AM (QvC3K)

347 Trump getting ready to sign Healthcare EO. Entire cabinet is there.

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 11:09 AM (Enq6K)

348 >>344 McGowan has some serious crazy eyes.
Posted by: FBI Guy at October 12, 2017 11:08 AM (eAZVt)

She's the reincarnation of Maud Gonne.

Posted by: Zod at October 12, 2017 11:09 AM (Bdeb0)

349 Trump getting ready to sign Healthcare EO. Entire cabinet is there.
Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 11:09 AM (Enq6K)

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He has a pen. And Twitter.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 11:10 AM (8XRCm)

350 It makes no sense that he would have the explosives and not have them rigged. It is plausible that he intended to rig the bomb(s) over the next few days,
________________

It's possible he was planning for some other event, I'm just saying that he was taking a lot of risks doing it that way. The longer he stayed in that room with all the guns and ammo, and making all the drilling noise, the greater the chances of being discovered.

So far, not much of what has been disclosed makes a whole lot of sense. There are clearly a lot of pieces of this puzzle still missing (or being deliberately hidden from the public).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 12, 2017 11:10 AM (BXf9o)

351 >>Out of 4,500 soldiers and 12,000+ civilians that included children, only a Dr. Brydon managed to make it to British lines in Jalalabad.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 11:09 AM (QvC3K)

Jan Morris' recounting of that in "Heaven's Command" is superb.

Posted by: Zod at October 12, 2017 11:11 AM (Bdeb0)

352 McGowan has some serious crazy eyes.
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They go well with the shaved head.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 12, 2017 11:11 AM (iaA+i)

353 Afghanistan has a lot of Aryan genes floating in the DNA swirl so it is very possible to get fair skinned children off the goat humpers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 11:11 AM (QvC3K)

354 339 330
She then adds: "My children have seen their mother defiled."
_____________________________________________

Harvey Weinstein was in Afghanistan?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 11:06 AM (wo3jg)

Yes, his name is actually "Harvey Weinstan." It's been a typo all these years.

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 11:11 AM (7HtZB)

355 Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 12, 2017 11:00 AM (s+88b)

They've pretty openly declared themselves to be Planned Parenthood's lackey by demonetizing Lila Rose if she didn't remove specific posts, and removing Blackburn's ad. McGowan may have actually broken the rules, she was flailing pretty wildly for a bit (not that I blame her), but since no one really knows what the rules are (because Twitter won't say even when claiming you broke them) she might not have either.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 12, 2017 11:12 AM (rp9xB)

356 Breitbart article 'Affleck known as the buttman'.

There are some articles I just don't want to read.

Posted by: IC at October 12, 2017 11:12 AM (a0IVu)

357
These people who get abducted by the Taliban aren't "backpacking" or "hiking." That's a Lie.

They go there to be Amateur Ambassadors of Peace. They go there for
political reasons. They go there to "reach out" to the "misunderstood"
and repair the damage done, in their view, by the Western Christian
Capitalists.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter


Otto Warmbier

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2017 11:13 AM (IqV8l)

358 334 mohamed was satan. islam is satanism.

Posted by: FBI Guy at October 12, 2017 11:05 AM (eAZVt)

Close. Mohammed was a man, who listened to a demon disguised as an angel preaching a false gospel.

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 11:13 AM (7HtZB)

359 The 2nd (and last) time I dropped acid (college, sophomore year), I was looking out from the 3rd floor balcony/common area of my dorm at the surrounding area and it looked very matte, so much that I said "wow, the whole area looks like a Renoir painting." No, I did not jump. I'd have sooner eaten raw asparagus. (Ewwwww) (Footnote, acid just isn't my thing. Too heavy mentally with mostly distorted visuals but no hallucinations, melting, etc. I'd much rather do lots of THC, or mushrooms for the sort of speedy, extroverty effect.)

Posted by: SFGoth at October 12, 2017 11:13 AM (dZ756)

360
McGowan has some serious crazy eyes.

Posted by: FBI Guy
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I'd hit it....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at October 12, 2017 11:13 AM (icJfM)

361 352 McGowan has some serious crazy eyes.
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They go well with the shaved head.
Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 12, 2017 11:11 AM (iaA+i)
_________________

You know she recently had cancer and chemo, right?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 12, 2017 11:13 AM (BXf9o)

362 Afghanistan has a lot of Aryan genes floating in the DNA swirl so it is very possible to get fair skinned children off the goat humpers.

Posted by: Anna Puma


Afghanistan is the home of Aryan genes. A fact inconvenient to certain fringe philosophies...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 12, 2017 11:13 AM (AM1GF)

363 >>Taliban are good religious Muslims who love their children too.


Heh. Rent Afghani movie "Osama" sometime...

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 11:14 AM (W+vEI)

364 "And...Plus sized women in their Mickey Mouse Sweater Vests (to steal from Iowahawk) are fierce about their ministry turf and defend it with the passion of CBD finding ways to taunt bluebell about the Red Sox."

in my town here in East Texas, there's a case going that is right out of a Madea movie. Black Baptist Church, a black woman who is also a City Councilwomen is facing charges of assault, because of a fistfight she got into with one of the other female members of the Altar Guild, over who would put flowers up next Sunday.

Fistfight, in the Pastor's private office. In front of the Pastor. Both women in their 60's, and quite large. Oh lordy lord, what a scene!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2017 11:14 AM (k1TUh)

365 ...oh thank God for nic closers. I really don't need a trip to the Barrel today.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 12, 2017 11:14 AM (AM1GF)

366 One thing I have noticed about the Trump Presidency is that substantive things happen on Thursdays rather than after regular business hours on Friday.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 11:14 AM (MIKMs)

367 356 Breitbart article 'Affleck known as the buttman'.

There are some articles I just don't want to read.
Posted by: IC at October 12, 2017 11:12 AM (a0IVu)

Affleck's first role was in Kevin Smith's (another Miramax product) "Mallrats" where the running joke was that he liked to pick up vulnerable girls & screw them in a very uncomfortable place (Not the back of a VW).

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 11:15 AM (7HtZB)

368 Breitbart article 'Affleck known as the buttman'.
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Didn't Jennifer Lopez have a "song"-like thing called Booty?

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 12, 2017 11:15 AM (iaA+i)

369 Posted by: SFGoth at October 12, 2017 11:13 AM (dZ756)

How 'bout DMT and salvia? I've heard the latter is the stuff of nightmares, but most of the stories I've heard are idiot college students taking it like a party drug.



Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin at October 12, 2017 11:15 AM (wwd4n)

370 >>You know she recently had cancer and chemo, right?


Oh, geez, did not know that. Or are you thinking of Shannen Doherty?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 11:15 AM (W+vEI)

371 There are some articles I just don't want to read.
Posted by: IC at October 12, 2017 11:12 AM (a0IVu)

----

Southpark- Ben "Ass"fleck

Posted by: auscolpyr at October 12, 2017 11:16 AM (suO/a)

372 (Not the back of a VW).

----

*snort*

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 11:16 AM (8XRCm)

373 Doesn't everyone play grab was and tickle crack with random women? That's what uncle Harv taught me.

Posted by: Ben Affleck at October 12, 2017 11:16 AM (SkuXa)

374 I really don't need a trip to the Barrel today.

A day without teh Barrel is like a day without an infectious disease.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 11:16 AM (tRaq7)

375 "What the heck am I gonna do with all this left over blue paint?"

Posted by: Agent Cooper at October 12, 2017 11:17 AM (UfYsr)

376 342 So ... these backpackers to Afghanistan. Have they been cured of their Pollyanna liberalism, or have they come down with a case of Stockholm Syndrome?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 11:07 AM (/qEW2)


She did refer to her captivity as a 'kafkaesque nightmare'.....

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 11:17 AM (Enq6K)

377 123 One of her eyes is about an inch higher than the other.

If you look at it one way, its seems fine, another way she's disfigured.


And if you can cross your eyes and focus independently, she looks like a 3D Cyclops.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 12, 2017 11:17 AM (sGtp+)

378 Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 11:14 AM (W+vEI)

The girl pretending to be a boy so *somebody can get work in an all female household so they don't starve to death?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 12, 2017 11:17 AM (rp9xB)

379
What Ben??

Cant fill a vagina with your tiny little penis.?

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 11:17 AM (8XRCm)

380 >>The girl pretending to be a boy so *somebody can get work in an all female household so they don't starve to death?

The end gave me nightmares...

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 11:18 AM (W+vEI)

381 If Hillary gives the Weinstein donations to charity what charity will/did she choose? A Clinton Foundation of some sort? Some Lefty cause? Some pass through group like Tides?

Posted by: geoffb at October 12, 2017 11:18 AM (zOpu5)

382 381, Posted by: geoffb at October 12, 2017 11:18 AM (zOpu5)

Planned Parenthood I reckon.

Posted by: IC at October 12, 2017 11:19 AM (a0IVu)

383 Taxes finished ... Hurray!

yeah I know it's October ... auto extension gets deadline extended to Oct. 15.
Still pay by April 15, but it is handy for the procrastinator.

so who is this Weinstein in the news? Second Gunman on the grassy knoll? We're nuking Japan again? Hard to keep up. heh

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2017 11:19 AM (/aIFg)

384 369
Posted by: SFGoth at October 12, 2017 11:13 AM (dZ756)



How 'bout DMT and salvia? I've heard the latter is the stuff of
nightmares, but most of the stories I've heard are idiot college
students taking it like a party drug.









Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin

Never did DMT and no reason to now. As for salvia, I tried smoking it once, but it tasted like raw asparagus so I couldn't get past the 2nd toke. Nope, for me it's THC. That's my DoC. Sometimes I feel like having a really good scotch or Irish whiskey, but my drinking days are behind me as I slam into 50.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 12, 2017 11:20 AM (dZ756)

385 MSN seems to be running some clickbait story about how the Vikings were secretly Muslim or some crap like that...

Posted by: Hikaru at October 12, 2017 11:21 AM (CMbMd)

386 Honey, we can either backpack in Afghanistan or go to the cocktail reception at Harvey Weinstein's to see Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby.

Your call.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 11:21 AM (wo3jg)

387 Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 11:18 AM (W+vEI)

I didn't watch. Figured there was no way that situation could end well and didn't want to know the details. Sounds like I made the right decision.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 12, 2017 11:21 AM (rp9xB)

388 You know she recently had cancer and chemo, right?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer
===
No. Why should I ?

I didn't even know who she was until I read about the Weinstein thing. Sorry to hear that.
But head shaving is also an anti Trump thing. And she's still in Hollywood and taking shots at Kurt Schlichter.
John McCain has cancer too. So s he get apass?

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 12, 2017 11:21 AM (iaA+i)

389 383 Taxes finished ... Hurray!
___________________________

Silly rabbit.

Taxes are NEVER finished.

Posted by: Death at October 12, 2017 11:21 AM (wo3jg)

390 Oh, geez, did not know that. Or are you thinking of Shannen Doherty?
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 11:15 AM (W+vEI)
____________

Oops, you're right. I always get those two mixed up.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 12, 2017 11:22 AM (BXf9o)

391 Fat ass backpacker husband had hella neck beard when they started their journey. I'm thinking true believer.

Posted by: NCKate at October 12, 2017 11:22 AM (Dh4lS)

392 Fistfight, in the Pastor's private office. In front of the Pastor. Both women in their 60's, and quite large. Oh lordy lord, what a scene!
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2017 11:14 AM (k1TUh)

I think if two women are having a fistfight in front of the pastor in his office chances are there is some jealousy over the pastor going on. I hope it's "just" that and not an affair.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2017 11:22 AM (iVOAv)

393 McGowan was with Alyssa Milano in that TV witch series, wasn't she? They show re-runs on one of the channels at the gym and its fairly amusing.

Posted by: IC at October 12, 2017 11:23 AM (a0IVu)

394 327 I restored a 1940s Zentith radio and have it in the garage man cave. Perfect for listening to baseball games. Clarity is almost spooky

Best sounding radio I ever listened to was a 5 tube job donated to a thrift store that a friend of mine worked at. It sounded magnificent and I've never heard another radio that sounded so purty.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 12, 2017 11:23 AM (v3pYe)

395 Taxes are NEVER finished. Posted by: Death at October 12, 2017 11:21 AM (wo3jg)
=====

TAXES ARE NEVER FINISHED. Per DEATH (h/t Pratchett)

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 11:23 AM (MIKMs)

396 So when do the commercials of the celebrities reminding people that they're not supposed to corner women whip it out and beat off into potted plants start appearing before movies? Because apparently they're unaware that its not normal behavior.

Posted by: buzzion at October 12, 2017 11:23 AM (cAnNx)

397 Posted by: SFGoth at October 12, 2017 11:20 AM (dZ756)

I just stick to the bottle myself (can't pop hot on a piss test). I've heard that taking THC in edibles is a hell of a ride.

Is there such a thing as a difference between strains? I've suspected a long time it's marketing bullshit that the dispensaries do. If the psychoactive chemical is just THC, how would one strain differ from another? At most the % content would just effect the intensity of the high, not the characteristics.

Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin at October 12, 2017 11:24 AM (wwd4n)

398
my drinking days are behind me as I slam into 50.

Posted by: SFGoth
__________________

CACKLE-CACKLE-CACKLE-CACKLE-CACKLE,,,

wow...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at October 12, 2017 11:24 AM (icJfM)

399 Head shaving is an anti Trump thing? Hadn't heard that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2017 11:24 AM (iVOAv)

400 383 Taxes finished ... Hurray!

yeah I know it's October ... auto extension gets deadline extended to Oct. 15.
Still pay by April 15, but it is handy for the procrastinator.


Got mine done a coupla days ago. Beat ya; neener neener.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 12, 2017 11:24 AM (sGtp+)

401 385 MSN seems to be running some clickbait story about how the Vikings were secretly Muslim or some crap like that...
Posted by: Hikaru at October 12, 2017 11:21 AM (CMbMd)

Because they are dumbasses who didn't listen in Western Vic 101-Vikings were captured by Ottomans during raids there, and became the Janissary guards. It was considered a huge honor, and the sultans loved them because they were huge, fierce, and red-headed. There are a number of red headed Saudis now, who are treated with great deference, because they are direct descendants of the Janissaries.

But Western civ is stupid and racist, so we shouldn't ever study it.

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 11:24 AM (V+V48)

402 I wish someone in our church would start a fist fight. At least I'd know they're still alive.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 11:24 AM (lwiT4)

403 I didn't even know who she was until I read about the Weinstein thing. Sorry to hear that.
But head shaving is also an anti Trump thing. And she's still in Hollywood and taking shots at Kurt Schlichter.
John McCain has cancer too. So s he get apass?
Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 12, 2017 11:21 AM (iaA+i)
_____________

Nope, I was wrong. I was confusing her with Shannen Doherty, who she replaced on some t.v. show. Doherty shaved her head because her hair was coming out due to the chemo. It wasn't a political statement, or an indication that she was crazy, just sick. McGowan shaved her hair for some stunt.

Sorry for the confusion (mine).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 12, 2017 11:25 AM (BXf9o)

404 Is that a diaphragm for Yankees' fans because they're such huge pussies? (Guess what word I wanted to use instead of 'pussies' except it's a killing-word at the HQ.)

Posted by: andycanuck at October 12, 2017 11:26 AM (mJ8mX)

405 best part of Mallrats was when Ben's hands are grasping the bars of a cell, and are covered by larger hands tattooed L.O.V.E.

watch out for yer corn hole, Ben.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 12, 2017 11:26 AM (s+88b)

406 Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 11:24 AM (lwiT4)

They're alive if you can see their lips moving when they sing. ;^) Fistfights in church are not a good thing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2017 11:26 AM (iVOAv)

407 Best sounding radio I ever listened to was a 5 tube job donated to a thrift store that a friend of mine worked at. It sounded magnificent and I've never heard another radio that sounded so purty.
____________________________________________

I have an old Grundig in a wood cabinet and a Grundig shortwave with plastic/metal frame. I think the wood doesn't interfere with reception as much as modern plastic and metal radio frame do.

Just my opinion.

Posted by: Death at October 12, 2017 11:26 AM (wo3jg)

408 Added Heaven's Command to Amazon wish list.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 11:26 AM (QvC3K)

409 "298
These people who get abducted by the Taliban aren't "backpacking" or "hiking." That's a Lie.

They go there to be Amateur Ambassadors of Peace. They go there for political reasons. They go there to "reach out" to the "misunderstood" and repair the damage done, in their view, by the Western Christian Capitalists. "

This is why I have little to no sympathy for these people. They are expecting their Liberal Bona Fides to trump the real world. I suspect that if they are ever freed, they will go on attacking the West because feelz.

Posted by: BeckoniningChasm at October 12, 2017 11:27 AM (l9m7l)

410 McGowan was long time girlfriend of Marilyn Manson. Never heard her criticize his treatment of his groupie girls. He has some stories.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 11:27 AM (Uysai)

411
MSN seems to be running some clickbait story about how the Vikings were secretly Muslim or some crap like that...
Posted by: Hikaru at October 12, 2017 11:21 AM


Did they "take a knee?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2017 11:27 AM (IqV8l)

412 Fistfight, in the Pastor's private office. In front of the Pastor. Both women in their 60's, and quite large. Oh lordy lord, what a scene!
Posted by: Tom Servo



Why am I getting a picture of Tyler Perry's Madea in my mind's eye?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 11:28 AM (gR+IE)

413 They're alive if you can see their lips moving when they sing.
=====================================


Yeah, sometimes I wonder about that too.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 11:28 AM (lwiT4)

414 Western Vic 101-


I just saw that typo-heh. He probably was around to see that though...

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 11:28 AM (V+V48)

415 Trump finally gets to the EO signing.

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 11:28 AM (Enq6K)

416 is Marilyn Manson okay? he puts on some elaborate Spinal Tap tier rigs for his concerts. one of them broke and injured him recently.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 12, 2017 11:29 AM (s+88b)

417 416 is Marilyn Manson okay?
___________________________________________

Okay in what sense?

I mean, he's Marilyn Manson.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Death at October 12, 2017 11:30 AM (wo3jg)

418 Rand Paul is calling this EO 'the biggest free market reform of Obamacare.'


Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 11:30 AM (Enq6K)

419 Pence speaking now....

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 11:31 AM (Enq6K)

420 is Marilyn Manson okay?

Chuck's daughter?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 11:31 AM (tRaq7)

421 412 Fistfight, in the Pastor's private office. In front of the Pastor. Both women in their 60's, and quite large. Oh lordy lord, what a scene!
Posted by: Tom Servo



Why am I getting a picture of Tyler Perry's Madea in my mind's eye?
Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 11:28 AM (gR+IE)

Heh. That was my first thought too.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 11:31 AM (NWiLs)

422 Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 11:28 AM (gR+IE)

Worse, I keep reading it as "firefight" in the pastor's office.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 12, 2017 11:31 AM (rp9xB)

423 414 I just saw that typo-heh. He probably was around to see that though...

Posted by: moki at October 12, 2017 11:28 AM (V+V4


?????

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 12, 2017 11:32 AM (mpXpK)

424 Can we trade Mitch McConnell for those three children? Throw in Jimmy Carter for free.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 11:32 AM (QvC3K)

425 418 Rand Paul is calling this EO 'the biggest free market reform of Obamacare.'
__________________________________________

Two points.

1. Win

2. Ning.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 11:32 AM (wo3jg)

426 Trump up now...

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 11:32 AM (Enq6K)

427 I have to admit the irony in Manson getting knocked out by a giant prop gun a week after bitching that Columbine "ruined" his career is.... Well it's something.

Posted by: John Marston at October 12, 2017 11:32 AM (SkuXa)

428 Now talking about Coleman release in Pakistan....

Posted by: Tami at October 12, 2017 11:33 AM (Enq6K)

429 409
They go there to be Amateur Ambassadors of Peace. They go there for political reasons. They go there to "reach out" to the "misunderstood" and repair the damage done, in their view, by the Western Christian Capitalists
Posted by: BeckoniningChasm at October 12, 2017 11:27 AM (l9m7l)


Thought-provoking observation, BC.

Posted by: Emmie at October 12, 2017 11:33 AM (ZapPq)

430 424 Can we trade Mitch McConnell for those three children? Throw in Jimmy Carter Kimmel for free.

FIFY

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 11:33 AM (wo3jg)

431 Polliwog'ette I also read it as firefight

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 11:34 AM (QvC3K)

432 Worse, I keep reading it as "firefight" in the pastor's office.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette



Man! When church ladies throw down....

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 11:34 AM (gR+IE)

433 401 Because they are dumbasses who didn't listen in Western Vic 101-Vikings were captured by Ottomans

The Ottomans; they were XFL, right?

Posted by: Anachronda at October 12, 2017 11:34 AM (v3pYe)

434 They go there to be Amateur Ambassadors of Peace. They go there for political reasons. They go there to "reach out" to the "misunderstood" and repair the damage done, in their view, by the Western Christian Capitalists
Posted by: BeckoniningChasm at October 12, 2017 11:27 AM (l9m7l) .

-------

That philosophy leave me a bit flat.

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at October 12, 2017 11:34 AM (8XRCm)

435 What the 'ell?

Trump, by executive fiat, just pre-empted state regulation of health insurance?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 12, 2017 11:35 AM (m9X4Y)

436 LOVE the Renoir! Amazing blues. Just beginning to clean LA grime off of everything I own, so gross. Listening to Laura Ingraham for the first time, so far I like her!

Posted by: Peaches at October 12, 2017 11:36 AM (14URa)

437
a federal judge in Hawaii just blocked President Trump's EO

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 11:36 AM (czg0O)

438 Has anybody seen that Vegas security guard who was shot, Jesus Campos, interviewed on t.v.?

The GoFundMe page that has been set up for him does not include a photo of him, and according to a Yahoo article, it's because they want to "protect his privacy."

I haven't seen any photos of him in news stories online, and now we're learning that there is no Jesus Campos listed in the Nevada security guard registry. (Nevada law requires security guards working in the state to be licensed and registered).

Kind of curious, isn't it?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 12, 2017 11:36 AM (BXf9o)

439 MSN seems to be running some clickbait story about how the Vikings were secretly Muslim or some crap like that...

Posted by: Hikaru at October 12, 2017 11:21 AM

Did they "take a knee?"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2017 11:27 AM (IqV8l)

Pussies.

Posted by: zombie Caractacus at October 12, 2017 11:36 AM (mJ8mX)

440 Man! When church ladies throw down....

________________________________________

The power of Christ compels you!

*pew*

The power of Christ compels you!

*pew*

The power of Christ compels you!

*pew*

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 11:36 AM (wo3jg)

441 The Janissaries of the Ottoman Empire were an interesting group, which as you say nobody studies anymore because nobody studies history. It wasn't just that they were physically quite imposing, being descended from Viking raiders. But the biggest problem the Ottoman's faced was how to hang onto power over the middle east, which has ALWAYS been a miserable place to try and govern.

So their solution was to develop an elite fighting force, with all of the best weapons they could buy, which had NO ties to any tribes or nationalities or regions anywhere in the Empire. And that also gave them no reason to ever join a rebellion, since there was no one who would ally with them.

They were the Sultan's personal fighting force, they would gladly go out and thump ANYBODY the Sultan told them to go after, and their loyalty was absolutely guaranteed.

Not a bad setup, gives some insights on how the Ottoman's managed to get 400 years of peace out of the middle east.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2017 11:36 AM (k1TUh)

442 The morning monkey is late.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 11:36 AM (gR+IE)

443 Trump, by executive fiat, just pre-empted state regulation of health insurance?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 12, 2017 11:35 AM (m9X4Y)


-------

Tried to warn the Democrats not to go down the Emperor with a pen and a phone path.

Precedent is a bitch.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 11:37 AM (8XRCm)

444 Peaches! You have arrived, I take it?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 11:37 AM (tRaq7)

445 @429 - that's not my statement--I agree with it--but I was quoting and shouldn't get the credit.

Posted by: BeckoniningChasm at October 12, 2017 11:37 AM (l9m7l)

446 Boy, when you've got Rand Paul on your side it's got to be good.

Signing EO to take action to increase competition etc.

Posted by: Prez-Duke-two-scoops at October 12, 2017 11:37 AM (s9DTK)

447
btw, I guarantee you the federal judge who will eventually (and soon) blocks this EO will be....

a Bush-appointed judge. Why? Because cuck, that's why.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 11:37 AM (czg0O)

448 Tom Servo, the Cossacks served the same purpose for the Tsars.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 12, 2017 11:38 AM (QvC3K)

449
So the Fake News and alt-left can say: A "Republican" judge upholds obamacare.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 11:38 AM (czg0O)

450 usually it sucks down here but when Saint Pancake arrived we used her as rolling paper for Hell's biggest doobie.

that was sweet.

Posted by: the demons at October 12, 2017 11:38 AM (s+88b)

451 Gorilla up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 12, 2017 11:38 AM (mpXpK)

452
Or: a "Republican" judge "saves" obamacare

A hero.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 11:39 AM (czg0O)

453 birds are flying off in the jungle ... trees are shaking ... some grunting ... but the gorilla has not shown himself ... somethings coming

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2017 11:39 AM (/aIFg)

454 I wish someone in our church would start a fist fight. At least I'd know they're still alive.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 12, 2017 11:24 AM (lwiT4)


There's a funny scene in Acts where Paul brings up the subject of resurrection, which causes a riot to break out between Saduccees and Pharisees. Reminded me of Animal House "Fooood fiiiiight!".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 11:40 AM (/qEW2)

455 Tom Servo: importing Balkan groups to keep the Middle East down has a long history. the Byzantines did that too. they never quite figured out how to make it work though. the Ottomans did.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 12, 2017 11:41 AM (s+88b)

456
Posted by: Death
_________

Won't you spare me over for another year....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at October 12, 2017 11:42 AM (icJfM)

457 444 Peaches! You have arrived, I take it?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 11:37 AM (tRaq7)

Been a Hoosier since Sunday evening. It's really amazing. Out on my little street it looks like Desperate Housewives, all cookie cutter and perfect. Our the back to the protected habitat giant pond, looks like God's back yard. I'm loving it and the cats are getting happier by the day. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at October 12, 2017 11:42 AM (14URa)

458 Janisaries? I thought it was the Mamlukes?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 11:43 AM (FggAv)

459 Reminded me of Animal House "Fooood Jooooooo fiiiiight!".
Fixed.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 12, 2017 11:43 AM (mJ8mX)

460 Are States still required to comply with Obamacare mandated coverage? If so, allowing across state lines business won't make that big of a difference at this time. The money saver was carriers being able to sell policies from one state that had less regulation to another state that had more. If they are still bound by Obamacare that requires coverage for mammograms as an example, then the cost savings are minimal.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 11:44 AM (Uysai)

461 Posted by: the demons at October 12, 2017 11:38 AM (s+88b)

There's a play about her: My Name is Rachel Corrie.

(Gag)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 11:45 AM (FggAv)

462 Viking Janissaries. Huh. I think mebbe coupla you fellas mixed up your Ball Ticks with your Ball Cans.

Vikings traded in the Bosporus on a yearly basis. There has been the suggestion that they put wheels, or wheeled sledges, on ships to make the portage down east Europe. Lots of jewelry ("jewellery") and artifacts ("artefacts") from Muslim regions have been found in burial hoards before.

G'way. Click - baitin'.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 12, 2017 11:49 AM (H5rtT)

463 Signing ceremony..

http://tinyurl.com/y94yarza

Rand Paul - you can tell he's a maverick because he's wearing a black suit with brown cowboy boots!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 12, 2017 11:50 AM (so+oy)

464
Any time I want to see impressionism, I just take off my glasses.

Posted by: Frankly at October 12, 2017 11:50 AM (WAoZO)

465 Mamluks were similar, but they controlled Egypt through much of the middle ages. Lasted until Napoleon's troops invaded and showed them what 19th century weaponry looked like compared to 15th century hardware.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2017 11:56 AM (k1TUh)

466 I think a lot of senior staff at the Mandalay Bay are
starting to figure out that they waited a bit too long to try and
protect their phoney baloney jobs.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2017 11:07 AM (k1TUh)

No harrumphs?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2017 12:13 PM (jK8Z7)

467 Go Astros. Go Altuve.

Yep, I'm a Yankee, Red Sox hater for this season.

Posted by: jazzuscounty at October 12, 2017 03:40 PM (4EWz6)

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Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat