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Saturday Overnight Open Thread (11/11/17) Veterans Day Edition-Thank You

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To all Veterans. Thank you!

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Janitors.


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1 st Hoo Rah

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 09:57 PM (v/pT6)

2 OohRah!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 11, 2017 09:57 PM (DMUuz)

3 Go Army!

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 11, 2017 09:57 PM (3C9q2)

4 It's Caturday-- release the kittehs of war!

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 11, 2017 09:58 PM (3C9q2)

5 100 Years Ago, America Entered The Great War

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the American entry to the "Great War", which to arch-Progressive and arch-Racist (but I repeat myself) Woodrow Wilson, was but an excuse to exercise absolute power over the United States of America...

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14077

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 11, 2017 09:59 PM (itfg0)

6 Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 11, 2017 10:01 PM (l9m7l)

7 Thank you to all Veterans.

And thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 10:01 PM (ycWCI)

8 Wow, that little girl sure can sing!

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 10:01 PM (v/pT6)

9 ONT Hot 25!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at November 11, 2017 10:01 PM (e9G8E)

10 That old Marine could probably still kick my ass.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at November 11, 2017 10:02 PM (7oUUT)

11

Thank you my fellow Vets and supporters for all you, we have done and will do. All give some, some give all.

Isaiah 6:8

We still run to the sound of the guns if needed.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 11, 2017 10:02 PM (T/KY7)

12 This year marks the 100th anniversary of the American entry to the "Great War", which to arch-Progressive and arch-Racist (but I repeat myself) Woodrow Wilson, was but an excuse to exercise absolute power over the United States of America...

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14077
Posted by: The Political Hat

TR has a lot to answer for, splitting the vote and letting that proto-fascist into the White House like that.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 10:03 PM (RFnEL)

13 This year we have much for which to be grateful.

Thank you Veterans for your service.

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 10:03 PM (v/pT6)

14 Among submariners, there is a custom. I give you a cephalopod, and you give me a cephalopod.

This is known as squid pro quo.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 11, 2017 10:03 PM (DMUuz)

15 That first pic looks dodgy... The M-60 is being fed from the right side!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at November 11, 2017 10:04 PM (e9G8E)

16 Can anybody decipher some of the medals and ribbons on that old Gyrene? I recognize the Purple Heart but boy... it sure looks like he's been to some hard places.

Posted by: GuyfromNH at November 11, 2017 10:05 PM (Gs5TH)

17 Marines, Viet Nam, M-60 gunner with a 1911 on his hip and his assistant gunner with another belt of 7.62mm ready to feed the beast.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 10:05 PM (/weDQ)

18 This is known as squid pro quo.
Posted by: Duncanthrax


Inky, dinky, that ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at November 11, 2017 10:05 PM (AoK0a)

19 Trump tweets:
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!

His best yet?

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 11, 2017 10:06 PM (pV/54)

20 VII Corps Artillery.
Jayhawk!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 11, 2017 10:06 PM (0tfLf)

21 Zettai, someone flipped the photo. The 1911 is on the left hip.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 10:07 PM (/weDQ)

22 I recognize the Purple Heart
Posted by: GuyfromNH at November 11, 2017 10:05 PM (Gs5TH)


x3

Posted by: hogmartin at November 11, 2017 10:07 PM (y87Qq)

23 Who's your buddy?
Who's your pal?
The guy with the M60.

Posted by: teej at November 11, 2017 10:07 PM (aENAX)

24 Phaser set to Ruffie.

Posted by: Sulu at November 11, 2017 10:08 PM (qCyRm)

25 To all of you who served, my family and I thank you.
Thank you for your service, we are forever in your debt.

Posted by: NC Ref at November 11, 2017 10:08 PM (E7zwb)

26 Sonobi lurks.

Posted by: torabora at November 11, 2017 10:08 PM (i6rqV)

27 15 That first pic looks dodgy... The M-60 is being fed from the right side!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at November 11, 2017 10:04 PM


The photo's been rotated 180.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 11, 2017 10:09 PM (DMUuz)

28 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at November 11, 2017 10:09 PM (khWYc)

29 There's a piece on the NYT (won't link) about what the world would have been like if there had been no Russian Revolution.

No Russian Revolution, no Lenin, no Hitler, no WW2, no Mao.

The Russian Revolution, and the way it played out, may very well be the greatest tragedy in the history of the world. Screwed up the entire 20th century. Screwed up the entire world.

Probably the only counter to that view was that if it had not happened, we would have found a different way to screw up the entire world that was just as effective. But I wonder.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 11, 2017 10:09 PM (V2Yro)

30 I hate to say it but as a veteran, it kind of pisses me off when people who never served say "thank you for your service". Most of them could have served but chose not to and left it to the very few of us who have. Just leave it alone. We don't need your validation. You are NOT part of the brotherhood.

Posted by: oldgeezer at November 11, 2017 10:11 PM (Cnt04)

31 Good evening all...

Posted by: IC at November 11, 2017 10:11 PM (gcme+)

32
I see a lot of mirror flipped photos like that. I don't know much about photography and media practices, but I wonder if there's a reason a lot of photos get flipped like that?

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 10:11 PM (8O3HH)

33
Phaser set to Ruffie.
Posted by: Sulu


Your Ruffie is orange.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 11, 2017 10:12 PM (IqV8l)

34 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 11, 2017 10:12 PM (eMKNe)

35 Can anybody decipher some of the medals and ribbons on that old Gyrene? I recognize the Purple Heart but boy... it sure looks like he's been to some hard places.
Posted by: GuyfromNH at November 11, 2017 10:05 PM (Gs5TH)

Silver Star (I might be wrong) and Purple Heart with two stars, which means three. This Marine is a Salty bastard.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Irish Enough (Ulster Scot) at November 11, 2017 10:13 PM (MkhHn)

36 I see a lot of mirror flipped photos like that. I don't know much about photography and media practices, but I wonder if there's a reason a lot of photos get flipped like that?
Posted by: publius



It's the way front facing cell phone selfies operate.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 11, 2017 10:13 PM (khWYc)

37 To it's everlasting shame, The City of Houston canceled it's Veterans' Day Parade.

They announced this only yesterday, giving the reason that Hurricane Harvey had pushed the 9/11 "Fun Run" back to today, and they couldn't host both at once.

They chose...poorly.

Yesterday morning, local talk radio host Michael Berry, (KTRH AM 740), took the reins.

Berry also owns a very large entertainment venue, the Redneck Country Club, in Stafford, TX, a suburb contiguous with Houston on the South West side.

He announced that his club, and the City of Stafford, would take up Houston's slack and hold the parade, in conjunction with the club's already planned celebration of the USMC Birthday, a Saturday observation in order to accommodate as many who wanted to attend.

In under twenty four hours, the parade got fully organized. Vintage cars. Mil-Surp vehicles. Veterans organizations in uniform, in step, in the parade. Extra BBQ pits and cooking teams. Enough to feed thousands, in fact. Marching bands. Parade Princesses.

And the Grand Marshall, "Mattress Mac", the owner of Gallery Furniture, one of the most generous businessmen this country has.

The parade is just now wrapping up, and the grounds of The Redneck Country Club are a sea of well fed patriots, loving one another, their respective Services, Texas, and the United States of America.

I'll try to find some links to news video.

But I wanted to get the story told, soon as I was able.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 11, 2017 10:13 PM (QzJWU)

38 I live in a smallish town in Central Washington State. On a gloomy, misty overcast day we celebrated Veteran's Day with a parade. We had a big crows who cheered. Yes, cheered, for the men and women marching. People saluted the flag,hand over heart. There were three gentlemen from a Civil War re-enactor's group. One in Gray with a Battle Flag. No one died, no one fainted. For damn sure no one protested. No cops in evidence as they already knew the parade would be peaceful. So glad I escaped from the festering cesspool that is Seattle.

Posted by: Winston at November 11, 2017 10:15 PM (VPjMH)

39 To all my fellow vets, past and future: It is a thin line we hold, but worth it without a doubt.

Posted by: RI Red - No step on Snek at November 11, 2017 10:15 PM (p0NWH)

40 The Russian Revolution was indeed a stain on the last 100 years and the world would certainly be in a better place if the Bolsheviks never came to power in 1917, but the Bolshies didn't start WW1 and that war was truly the one "great" event from which all the other tragedies flowed......

Posted by: JoeF. at November 11, 2017 10:16 PM (mc8++)

41 real heros! not those pantifa black skinny jeans losers

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 11, 2017 10:16 PM (bmkS9)

42 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/929393526709899265

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https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/929393973646577665

Posted by: kbdabear at November 11, 2017 10:16 PM (eh0Va)

43 The message from the janitors reminds me of a prank I pulled in the barracks in Germany. I took a 3 x 5 card and wrote in Magic Marker, "Please do not eat the big white mints - The Mgt". I then taped said card over the urinals in the men's restroom.

That card stayed there for two years. I took it down the night before I left.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 11, 2017 10:16 PM (IcT7t)

44 Posted by: Jim

So you're saying that Americans can spontaneously self-organize and pull off an event better than a gov committee can with a year to plan? This is my Claude Rains face.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 10:17 PM (RFnEL)

45 "thank you for your service"

It's extremely condescending. They didn't serve you, twit, and who are you to thank them?

Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 10:18 PM (YXJ+5)

46 Silver Star (I might be wrong) and Purple Heart with two stars, which means three. This Marine is a Salty bastard.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Irish Enough (Ulster Scot)


That's a man who prays before bed thanking God and his medics...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at November 11, 2017 10:18 PM (lLeln)

47 Silver Star (I might be wrong) and Purple Heart with two stars, which means three. This Marine is a Salty bastard.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Irish Enough (Ulster Scot) at November 11, 2017 10:13 PM (MkhHn)


Also looks like a Navy/Marine Corps Commendation medal (a.k.a. COM) with a valor device? I didn't know there was such a thing. Definitely a Silver Star though. The top ribbon on the left is 3 awards of the Combat Action Ribbon.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 11, 2017 10:18 PM (y87Qq)

48 One of my maternal uncles was drafted and sent to Vietnam as a Marine. He volunteered for two additional tours and made a career in the Corps. Put in his 20 years and retired, then drank himself to death after about seven or so years...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at November 11, 2017 10:18 PM (e9G8E)

49 My best man was memorialized today by his fellow Confederate re-inactors at his funeral.

Hope this shows up.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wJ6vDWTODI9dIwAC2

Posted by: Traveling Man at November 11, 2017 10:19 PM (R5lpX)

50 Reading the ribbon rack, not in order.

Vietnam ribbon with two stars it looks like, also the ROK PUC, the RVN PUC, Navy Unit Commendation with two stars, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, and some I have no idea.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 10:19 PM (/weDQ)

51
I was just looking. Many printmaking techniques will flip the original image. So that explains it. It would be quite common from photos to be printed that were mirror images of the actual scene.

Not I'm talking about old film techniques, not modern digital stuff.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 10:19 PM (8O3HH)

52 Guess I was on a banned proxy.

That is Sgt Major Rudy Weiners, who served from 1942 to 1967. Purple Hearts from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. There's also a Silver Star in there.

Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 10:20 PM (H0quv)

53 Jim, that's fantastic, thanks for sharing the story about the impromptu Vets'/USMC thing near Houston.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 11, 2017 10:20 PM (QDnY+)

54 It's Caturday-- release the kittehs of war!

Posted by: Basement Cat
________

Ask and ye shall ...

http://www.showcatsonline.com/x/cats-and-the-military.shtml

Posted by: FireHorse at November 11, 2017 10:20 PM (zkGZ8)

55 I hate to say it but as a veteran, it kind of pisses me off when people who never served say "thank you for your service". Most of them could have served but chose not to and left it to the very few of us who have. Just leave it alone. We don't need your validation. You are NOT part of the brotherhood.
Posted by: oldgeezer at November 11, 2017 10:11 PM (Cnt04)

------

I tried to enlist but sports injuries had me listed as 4F. I genuinely mean it when I thank someone for their service. I don't see how saying thanks would make anyone think they were "part of the club".

I am sorry that this bothers you.

Posted by: Side draft at November 11, 2017 10:20 PM (lFXN8)

56 "but the Bolshies didn't start WW1 and that war was truly the one "great" event from which all the other tragedies flowed......"

That is a good point. I remember a history professor (a good one) who would make the point that we talked about the consequences of WW2 all the time, and yet WW2 was just one of the consequences of WW1.

In the middle east, we're still dealing with the consequences of WW1 every day. It never ends.

It's as if European Culture, having finally achieved complete dominance over the entire world, chose to commit suicide in one grand gesture of pride and spleen.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 11, 2017 10:20 PM (V2Yro)

57 The commies biggest win here in the USA. Was their march through the institutions of govt. Their complete takeover of education was possibly our death.

Posted by: X-ray at November 11, 2017 10:21 PM (qCyRm)

58 And with that, off to bed and the welcoming arms of sleep.

Posted by: RI Red - No step on Snek at November 11, 2017 10:21 PM (p0NWH)

59 It's extremely condescending. They didn't serve you, twit, and who are you to thank them?
Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 10:18 PM (YXJ+5)

That's a bit brusque, don't you think? In the end veterans serve the country. What is the country? The place or the people?

Allow people to offer gratitude to the people who did the things that allow them to live as they wish.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 10:21 PM (ycWCI)

60 photo negative in the printer upside down reverses the image.

Posted by: CMU VET at November 11, 2017 10:23 PM (C+wjz)

61

Forget it Side draft, 99.9% of us, who aren't trolls or hemorrhoids, appreciate a quiet thanks when it comes, which is almost never.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 11, 2017 10:23 PM (T/KY7)

62 That is a good point. I remember a history professor (a good one) who would make the point that we talked about the consequences of WW2 all the time, and yet WW2 was just one of the consequences of WW1.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Pershing tried to warn them. He said that if they didn't push to Berlin, they'd be fighting the same war again in 20 years.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 10:23 PM (RFnEL)

63 Oft-times a photo will be flipped because it looks better that way. Until the eagle-eyed realize it.

Easy to get away with if there is no writing in the image. But harder when dealing with machines. For example the M-60 above. Or flipping a photo of an F-51D Mustang in Korea, only because the landing light is in the wrong wheel well and the pitch of the propeller blades was reversed gave it away.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 10:23 PM (/weDQ)

64 As we convert to communism what will be the cost? Russian killed about 60 million, in the Ukraine about 1 out of 3. In China some around 60 million died. Bodies showed up in yellow river for many year. Pol Pot killed every other person to create Cambodia.
Let's ask Bernie and Liz to put a price on the war.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 11, 2017 10:23 PM (bmkS9)

65
38 I live in a smallish town in Central Washington State. On a gloomy, misty overcast day we celebrated Veteran's Day with a parade. We had a big crows who cheered. Yes, cheered, for the men and women marching. People saluted the flag,hand over heart. There were three gentlemen from a Civil War re-enactor's group. One in Gray with a Battle Flag. No one died, no one fainted. For damn sure no one protested. No cops in evidence as they already knew the parade would be peaceful. So glad I escaped from the festering cesspool that is Seattle.
Posted by: Winston at November 11, 2017 10:15 PM (VPjMH)

In Greater Soviet of Washington State, Seattle comes to you!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 11, 2017 10:25 PM (e1mEI)

66 Jim.....thank you for that story

Oldgeezer and tbird......what do you want me to say? I am truly grateful for your service!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 11, 2017 10:25 PM (mMeIQ)

67 That's a bit brusque, don't you think?

Maybe, but I think it's a trite phrase, which liberals say to let themselves off the hook. "Hey, I did my part, I thanked him!" I don't know, it just irritates me. Now, a genuine "Thank you", I think, would go a lot further.

Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 10:25 PM (7ulel)

68 WWI / WW2 was the same contest, with a long half time.

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 11, 2017 10:25 PM (pV/54)

69
Is that bug juice on the gunner's helmet? Can't really make it out in the photo.

Posted by: otho at November 11, 2017 10:25 PM (qGuLD)

70 God Bless America!

Posted by: Fritz at November 11, 2017 10:26 PM (SxNLE)

71 <---- veteran. Army Reserve, 1988-2000.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 11, 2017 10:26 PM (KAi1n)

72
Well, some more special comments from Prince Chuckles. They've found a letter he wrote back in '86, hoping someone would stop the "Jewish lobby" in the US.

Chuckles said that all the problems in the ME were caused by the influx of European Jews. Just get the Jews out and the ME would be fine....

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 10:27 PM (8O3HH)

73 29 There's a piece on the NYT (won't link) about what the world would have been like if there had been no Russian Revolution.

No Russian Revolution, no Lenin, no Hitler, no WW2, no Mao.

The Russian Revolution, and the way it played out, may very well be the greatest tragedy in the history of the world. Screwed up the entire 20th century. Screwed up the entire world.

Probably the only counter to that view was that if it had not happened, we would have found a different way to screw up the entire world that was just as effective. But I wonder.
Posted by: Tom Servo



Had there been no WWI, there would be no Russian Revolution and Czar Nicholas would have descendants today. Alas, those evil Bolsheviks took care of that.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 11, 2017 10:27 PM (Mgwpr)

74 My little town is displaying flags all along the main street. It looks nice.

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 10:27 PM (pFB4a)

75 31-24 Final.


I am rung out. My neck is killing me.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at November 11, 2017 10:27 PM (60v4h)

76 In Greater Soviet of Washington State, Seattle comes to you!
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew

Turn over your underaged ficus comrade. It's for the greater good.

Posted by: Ed Murray at November 11, 2017 10:27 PM (RFnEL)

77 To end this Veterans Day: Daughter the Elder is expecting another baby and it's a boy. Daughter the Younger announced no babies for her. Both are still serving in the Air Force (or as some of you old vets would say: the chair force)

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at November 11, 2017 10:29 PM (losIw)

78

The Jewish Hobby Lobby? A menace!

Those schmucks drove the price of sequins through the roof, and don't get me started on colored sand! Oy vay!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 11, 2017 10:29 PM (T/KY7)

79 Hock Tan moves into the spotlight with $130bn Qualcomm bid
Broadcom chief executive has reputation for timing and operational efficiency


The folks at Qualcomm have no idea what is trying to descend upon them.
First, Hock Tan gives preference for office and lab space to the group with the highest profit margins.
Second, if you don't have at least a 20% profit margin, you don't work for Hock Tan any more.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at November 11, 2017 10:29 PM (e8kgV)

80
It's as if European Culture, having finally achieved complete dominance over the entire world, chose to commit suicide in one grand gesture of pride and spleen.
Posted by: Tom Servo


It's like the Krell who all died in one evening.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 11, 2017 10:29 PM (IqV8l)

81 That's a bottle of gun lube on the M-60 gunner's helmet...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at November 11, 2017 10:30 PM (e9G8E)

82 I am constantly under sniper fire!!!!!

Posted by: Hillary urinal cake at November 11, 2017 10:30 PM (rqHtf)

83 Ask and ye shall ...

http://www.showcatsonline.com/x/cats-and-the-military.shtml
Posted by: FireHorse at November 11, 2017 10:20 PM (zkGZ


Thank you! I also found the account of C-i-C Lincoln's rescuing three orphaned kittens when he went to visit Grant at City Point in 1865: http://tinyurl.com/ybx8mn8v

(Link is safe; it goes to the official website of Lincoln's birthplace)

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 11, 2017 10:30 PM (3C9q2)

84 This is a heartfelt THANK YOU to all that have served. From me WDS

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 11, 2017 10:30 PM (mMeIQ)

85 62 That is a good point. I remember a history professor (a good one) who would make the point that we talked about the consequences of WW2 all the time, and yet WW2 was just one of the consequences of WW1.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Pershing tried to warn them. He said that if they didn't push to Berlin, they'd be fighting the same war again in 20 years.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable



Didn't know Pershing said that but a French General said the exact same thing. He was off by a month. Can't recall his name.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 11, 2017 10:30 PM (Mgwpr)

86 That's a bottle of gun lube on the M-60 gunner's helmet...


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at November 11, 2017 10:30 PM


Ok. Thanks!

Posted by: otho at November 11, 2017 10:30 PM (qGuLD)

87 73
29 There's a piece on the NYT (won't link) about what the world would have been like if there had been no Russian Revolution.



No Russian Revolution, no Lenin, no Hitler, no WW2, no Mao.



The Russian Revolution, and the way it played out, may very well be
the greatest tragedy in the history of the world. Screwed up the entire
20th century. Screwed up the entire world.



Probably the only counter to that view was that if it had not
happened, we would have found a different way to screw up the entire
world that was just as effective. But I wonder.

Posted by: Tom Servo




Had there been no WWI, there would be no Russian Revolution and Czar
Nicholas would have descendants today. Alas, those evil Bolsheviks took
care of that.

Posted by: Puddleglum

Yeah, but that's like saying if there were no Industrial Revolution.... It's not like there was a single event that could have prevented it (or the Russian Revolution). There *is* a single event which could have prevented WWII, and that's the fucking French enforcing their own fucking Treaty of Versailles when Hitler remilitarized the Rhine in 1936 with less than a regiment of lightly-armed troops and the French had the best tank force in the world. They could've crushed the Bosch which would have led to a military coup against Hitler and that would have been that. I'd have more family members alive today. Thanks, Frogs. Kick a guy when he's down and add insult to injury, but fail to finish him off and let him get stronger.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 11, 2017 10:31 PM (KAi1n)

88 Trump live. Didn't say anything about LBFMs yet.

Very disappointed.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 11, 2017 10:31 PM (IWbvi)

89 Uhm that's not sniper fire. That's volley fire. You and Hanoi Jane deserve it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 10:31 PM (/weDQ)

90 Had there been no WWI, there would be no Russian Revolution and Czar
Nicholas would have descendants today. Alas, those evil Bolsheviks took
care of that.


Maybe cloning technology can help here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 11, 2017 10:31 PM (IcT7t)

91 Has anyone heard from WeirdDave re: WeirdSprog's birthday?

Posted by: hogmartin at November 11, 2017 10:31 PM (y87Qq)

92 88 Trump live. Didn't say anything about LBFMs yet.
Very disappointed.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 11, 2017 10:31 PM (IWbvi)

Possible tread winner!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 11, 2017 10:31 PM (T/KY7)

93 tbird......what do you want me to say? I am truly grateful for your service!

No, no, I was never in. Just voicing an opinion, is all.

Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 10:32 PM (YXJ+5)

94
Sulu also keeps a bottle of lube handy.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 10:32 PM (8O3HH)

95 Wonderful story, Jim. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks to all those who served and are serving. If you don't wish to be thanked or think I'm insincere, that's your problem, not mine. I am nonetheless truly grateful for your service and sacrifices of our veterans.

Thinking of my dad, gone a year, who served in the Army & my late uncle, his best friend, who fought in the Pacific in WW II but would never talk about it.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at November 11, 2017 10:32 PM (YidHP)

96
Posted by: oldgeezer at November 11, 2017 10:11 PM (Cnt04)


OK. I'll just shut the fuck up.

Posted by: NC Ref at November 11, 2017 10:32 PM (pAx+1)

97 Good evening Horde!

Blessings to all vets.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 11, 2017 10:32 PM (tr2D7)

98 Also looks like a Navy/Marine Corps Commendation medal (a.k.a. COM) with a valor device? I didn't know there was such a thing. Definitely a Silver Star though. The top ribbon on the left is 3 awards of the Combat Action Ribbon.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 11, 2017 10:18 PM (y87Qq)

I saw the Valor device, but often Marine and Army awards differ, so I was not certain at all of what it was, but the "V" means something.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Irish Enough (Ulster Scot) at November 11, 2017 10:33 PM (MkhHn)

99 A history teacher in High School (197 was a Korean war vet. He was a great guy but easy to steer off topic. One day we got him to give an hour lecture on how to find, defuse and make diy land mines. Well the diy ones he hunted for anyways.

Posted by: X-ray at November 11, 2017 10:33 PM (qCyRm)

100 Bob, yeah, that old Marine, nobody's going to mind his business.

Posted by: gNewt at November 11, 2017 10:33 PM (/h17O)

101 Thanks, Frogs. Kick a guy when he's down and add insult to injury, but fail to finish him off and let him get stronger.
Posted by: SFGoth

The Brits didn't help either. Too busy jacking off to their nihilism than to listen to some bulldog-faced "warmonger".

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 10:34 PM (RFnEL)

102 t-bird......really! You never served and left a comment like that? Check your man coat at the door dude

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 11, 2017 10:34 PM (mMeIQ)

103 Basement Cat @ 83 --

Thanks for the link! I never tire of learning about what a regular and nice person Lincoln was.

Posted by: FireHorse at November 11, 2017 10:35 PM (zkGZ8)

104 SFGoth has a point. There were actually several points at which a firm response to Hitler's early, unopposed triumphs might have triggered action against him. As in, there were actually plans to move against him, but they were premised on the western powers standing up to him. His victories in these confrontations eventually made him untouchable (and changed the minds or at least risk-tolerance practices of the military sorts who had been ready to move).

Posted by: rhomboid at November 11, 2017 10:35 PM (QDnY+)

105 No, no, I was never in. Just voicing an opinion, is all.

How about shutting the fuck up, then? 'Course, I'm just voicing an opinion.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 11, 2017 10:36 PM (IcT7t)

106 a French General said the exact same thing. He was off by a month. Can't recall his name.

It was Ferdinand Foch. He said as the Treaty of Versailles was signed in June 1919, "This is not peace. It is an armistice for twenty years." (He was off by two months, but close enough).

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 11, 2017 10:36 PM (3C9q2)

107 Holy Bovine! Missouri, which I thought was going to 0fer in the SEC, is up 50-17 on Tennessee.

Butch is doomed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at November 11, 2017 10:37 PM (60v4h)

108 *taps chin*

When a total stranger says, "I forgive you" to a bank robber or murderer do those words have any weight to them as opposed to when a victim of such a crime says them? That stranger is just virtue signaling.

Too often those of us who did serve face a similar situation. Total strangers going "Thank you!" if you in passing mention that you served. It always leaves me scratching my head because I volunteered and served but didn't do anything spectacular and oh yeah who are you?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 10:37 PM (/weDQ)

109 How about shutting the fuck up, then? 'Course, I'm just voicing an opinion.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 11, 2017 10:36 PM (IcT7t)

I love you man!'

D-Bird and Old Scrote picked the wrong day to piss on my dead brothers.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 11, 2017 10:37 PM (T/KY7)

110 77 To end this Veterans Day: Daughter the Elder is expecting another baby and it's a boy. Daughter the Younger announced no babies for her. Both are still serving in the Air Force (or as some of you old vets would say: the chair force)
Posted by: GrandMa Bell



Hey, I was in the 'chair force'! I apologize for nothing! We had the best looking chicks, cable TV, comfortable 'barracks' (dorms really, like college), and good eats (by military standards). GO USAF!!! Basically my transition to civilian life was a quick one.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 11, 2017 10:37 PM (Mgwpr)

111 I love the pic of the Marines above.

If the platoon Corpsman had any sense of humor at all, and most of us did, I'd wager he was hollering at the smoker telling him to put that thing out -

* CAUSE THAT SHIT WILL KILL YOU!! *

Maniacal laughter follows.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 11, 2017 10:38 PM (tr2D7)

112 That elder Marine's got more medals than a French Army corporal!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at November 11, 2017 10:39 PM (e9G8E)

113 hate to say it but as a veteran, it kind of pisses me off when people who never served say "thank you for your service". Most of them could have served but chose not to and left it to the very few of us who have. Just leave it alone. We don't need your validation. You are NOT part of the brotherhood.
Posted by: oldgeezer at November




Yeah whatever.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 10:39 PM (vuY5x)

114 It's interesting watching the pushback against the Washington Post story by Roy Moore and his supporters.

We have seen this repeatedly - the mainstream media uncovers an old scandal involving a Republican candidate, holds on to the story, and releases it at a point to cause maximum political damage.

They don't do this to Democrats, for some reason.

We saw this with George W. Bush's old DUI arrest, which was released by the Washington Post four days before the election (and nearly elected Al Gore), and we saw it again with Trump and the Access Hollywood tape (released by the Washington Post a month before the election).

One reason why the Hillary campaign was so self-confident about winning is that they **knew** that the Access Hollywood tape was coming out, and figured that that would destroy Trump, and give Hillary a landslide victory.

The Washington Post basically serves as a wing of the Democratic Party in the timing of releasing these things.

So, they pull the same trick with Moore, after it is to late to replace him on the ballot, and figure that that will give them a Democratic senator in Alabama(!). Not surprising that there is some pushback.

Posted by: The Arc of History at November 11, 2017 10:39 PM (xnAyb)

115 32,
I see a lot of mirror flipped photos like that. I don't know much
about photography and media practices, but I wonder if there's a reason a
lot of photos get flipped like that?


Intentional for the look, unintentional because someone flipped the negative or the slide when printing the photo.

Posted by: geoffb at November 11, 2017 10:40 PM (zOpu5)

116 Too often those of us who did serve face a similar situation. Total
strangers going "Thank you!" if you in passing mention that you served.
It always leaves me scratching my head because I volunteered and served
but didn't do anything spectacular and oh yeah who are you?


I look back to those who served in less military friendly times. Those who were spit on when they returned home and called "murderers", "baby-killers", and such. I would rather a brief display of unearned gratitude from a stranger than have any veteran have to go through that crap again.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 11, 2017 10:40 PM (IcT7t)

117 Posted by: SFGoth at November 11, 2017 10:31 PM (KAi1n)

Interesting idea. So Thought experiment.

German military takes Hitler out. Germany is stabilized, but revitalized. Assuming one of the other lunatics does not gain control, you might well not have the final solution, hence no Israel as a reaction to it. Anti-semitism in the west would still be endemic and open.

What does Stalin do? Probably kills a lot more of his own people. He was a paranoid bastard. Does he turn his eyes from inward to the West?

How does America fare? The war did a lot to further transform the agrarian powerhouse into a more industrial one. Does Japan still kick things off? Do they still choose to attack America instead of British holdings (remember, in this timeline, the British are not under threat and still have their empire.) Or, when faced with unoccupied rivals all around, do they choose to find better things to do with their time- other than their Chinese and SE asian adventures that had already begun?

It is an interesting question.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 10:40 PM (ycWCI)

118 I saw the Valor device, but often Marine and Army awards differ, so I was not certain at all of what it was, but the "V" means something.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Irish Enough (Ulster Scot) at November 11, 2017 10:33 PM (MkhHn)


Turns out that yes, there is a combat 'v' device on the COM if it's awarded for, oddly enough, valor in combat.

I've never seen one with it in the wild, which isn't surprising given the particular community I was in. Mostly I've seen a COM as an end-of-tour award for Lieutenant Commanders+ and Senior Chiefs (Senior Chieves?)+ because they're too senior for another Navy Achievement Medal that junior people get for an EoT award.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 11, 2017 10:40 PM (y87Qq)

119 If you want to know how many of us veterans feel, read Mike Royko's column published years ago.

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=75888

Posted by: oldgeezer at November 11, 2017 10:40 PM (Cnt04)

120 i like to hear the thank you for your service, especially from young people. Someone raised them right. It gives me hope for our future.

Posted by: CMU VET at November 11, 2017 10:40 PM (C+wjz)

121 oldgeezer, which branch of the Armed Services did you serve in?

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 10:41 PM (pFB4a)

122 Isn't it precisely to avoid such misunderstandings that we have Veterans Day and Memorial Day, and official ceremonies

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 11, 2017 10:41 PM (pV/54)

123 Hey, I was in the 'chair force'! I apologize for nothing! We had the best looking chicks, cable TV, comfortable 'barracks' (dorms really, like college), and good eats (by military standards). GO USAF!!! Basically my transition to civilian life was a quick one.
Posted by: Puddleglum at November 11, 2017 10:37 PM (Mgwpr)


Thank you for your service! I was married to the US Army, that's why I made sure my daughters choose the Air Force (I could have supported them choosing the Navy too)

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at November 11, 2017 10:41 PM (losIw)

124

We served a Nation of Citizens. If a Citizen wants to say thank you, I appreciate that, don't dis them for their life taking a different path.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 11, 2017 10:43 PM (T/KY7)

125 27 15 That first pic looks dodgy... The M-60 is being fed from the right side!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at November 11, 2017 10:04 PM

The photo's been rotated 180.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 11, 2017 10:09 PM (DMUuz)

++++

Not rotated. A 180 rotate would make it upside down. As others have said, it was flipped. We are looking at it from the backside.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 11, 2017 10:43 PM (FUu/Z)

126
You know speaking of mirror image flipping, one thing that's sort of weird is when you look at your image on a monitor.

Your brain expects it to be a mirror image and its downright discombobulating sometimes. You wave your right arm, and it looks like the left arm. You notice something that needs adjusting and you go to the wrong side.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 10:43 PM (8O3HH)

127 What does Stalin do?
Posted by: Aetius451AD

In the bio by Edvard Radzinsky, he says that if Hitler didn't exist Stalin would have had to invent him because he was the perfect foil.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 10:43 PM (RFnEL)

128 So, they pull the same trick with Moore, after it is to late to replace him on the ballot, and figure that that will give them a Democratic senator in Alabama(!). Not surprising that there is some pushback.
Posted by: The Arc of History at November 11, 2017 10:39 PM (xnAyb)

------

---------

Let us not forget the stalwart contingent of "Republicans" and the GOPE RNC that that have bailed out and pulled funding from him.

This is an inside hit job.

Posted by: Side draft at November 11, 2017 10:44 PM (lFXN8)

129 This is an inside hit job.


It stinks of terrapin.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at November 11, 2017 10:45 PM (60v4h)

130 Late to the party tonight.

Thank you for a meaningful and thought-provoking ONT, MisHum.

To all here who serve or served: a very humble thank you.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at November 11, 2017 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

131 Also looks like a Navy/Marine Corps Commendation medal (a.k.a. COM) with a valor device? I didn't know there was such a thing. Definitely a Silver Star though. The top ribbon on the left is 3 awards of the Combat Action Ribbon.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 11, 2017 10:18 PM (y87Qq)


The V for valor device is authorized on the NCM if it's awarded for action against the enemy. The possibly fraudulent award of that device to then-CNO ADM Mike Boorda precipitated his suicide.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at November 11, 2017 10:46 PM (Bl5Zt)

132 I hate to say it but as a veteran, it kind of pisses me off when people who never served say "thank you for your service". Most of them could have served but chose not to and left it to the very few of us who have. Just leave it alone. We don't need your validation. You are NOT part of the brotherhood.
Posted by: oldgeezer at November 11, 2017 10:11 PM (Cnt04)


It's extremely condescending. They didn't serve you, twit, and who are you to thank them?
Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 10:18 PM (YXJ+5)

Some feel that way, some don't.

Allow a moment of peace and acceptance to the ones that don't feel that way.

Posted by: dDan at November 11, 2017 10:46 PM (hwYmz)

133 This is an inside hit job.
Posted by: Side draft

Wouldn't be surprised if Fusion GPS has a hand in it. Has the "victim" mentioned anything about golden showers yet?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 10:46 PM (RFnEL)

134 We don't need your validation. You are NOT part of the brotherhood.
Posted by: oldgeezer at November

Lighten up, brother.

I fully admit that it makes me feel awkward when someone thanks me for serving. But I just shrug and mumble something about it being my pleasure.

I've never found it condescending or self-serving. My discomfort comes from the knowledge that I never saw combat, while my baby brother served three tours in Iraq.

But I know that it's sincere, almost always. The exception being when it comes from a politician or the NFL.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Irish Enough (Ulster Scot) at November 11, 2017 10:46 PM (MkhHn)

135 Who's your buddy?
Who's your pal?
The guy with the M60.

Posted by: teej at November 11, 2017 10:07 PM (aENAX)


My cousin was an m-60 gunner in Vietnam in '67-'68. He used to say he was the dude with the big ass target on him.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 11, 2017 10:47 PM (aMlLZ)

136

Most of them aren't thanking you they are thanking us, all of us. Take it in that spirit.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 11, 2017 10:48 PM (T/KY7)

137 So.....I did get to go to a really incredible celebration of life today. People that I work for.....mother and grandmother passed three weeks ago two months shy of 100. Born in Arkansas, raised in Texas, married in New York, retired in Arizona and then moved to Colorado. Two children, four grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A feisty ginger that loved her family and it shows through the family I work for. Got a hole in one in her seventies and won an octogerian golf tournament when she was 93 and legally blind. Cheers to Georgia

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 11, 2017 10:48 PM (mMeIQ)

138 As to the Stafford, TX Veterans' Day Parade, held in response to Houston's cancelling thereof, here's a good story from yesterday.

It's about the organizers organizing, shot live in mid-organization.

http://tinyurl.com/yad5qobe


Enjoy!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 11, 2017 10:49 PM (QzJWU)

139 My cousin was an m-60 gunner in Vietnam in '67-'68. He used to say he was the dude with the big ass target on him.

I always thought it was the guy with AN/PRC-77 on his back.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 11, 2017 10:49 PM (IcT7t)

140
When would nuclear weapons have been invented if there had not been WWII?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 11, 2017 10:49 PM (IqV8l)

141 "One reason why the Hillary campaign was so self-confident about winning is that they **knew** that the Access Hollywood tape was coming out, and figured that that would destroy Trump, and give Hillary a landslide victory."

This was actually a BFD. I'd add that it was absolutely co-ordinated with the Hillary campaign -- Hillary laid the table during the prior debate -- and involved other arms of MSM who led a parade of accusers.

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 11, 2017 10:49 PM (pV/54)

142 "thank you for your service"

It's extremely condescending. They didn't serve you, twit, and who are you to thank them?
Posted by: t-bird at November




clarification please

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 10:50 PM (vuY5x)

143 I just say 'thank you' if someone thanks me for my service. Never saw combat and the only danger I had was disease in some third world crap hole. If you are given malaria pills and small pox vaccinations as part of your prep, that country your deploying to sucks. Never fired a shot in anger. Only at paper targets. And I never got shot at. Almost got blown up in London by the once IRA but that was just incidental.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 11, 2017 10:50 PM (Mgwpr)

144 Guess I should clarify. To me having complete strangers walk up and say "Thank you" does not annoy me but it also does not affect my feelings. Because I don't know the person, are they sincere or just faking it for appearances because it is now the 'accepted' thing to do?

Their affirmation of my service has no bearings on me. I served as well as I could. Sometimes it got hairy "wait we just lost an engine and still have five hours of jungle?" and sometimes it was boring "why am I shivering in this van?" Or after Katrina and Rita, I knew I was part of a big team doing something vital by helping with the relief efforts.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 10:51 PM (/weDQ)

145 "72
Well, some more special comments from Prince Chuckles. They've found a letter he wrote back in '86, hoping someone would stop the "Jewish lobby" in the US.

Chuckles said that all the problems in the ME were caused by the influx of European Jews. Just get the Jews out and the ME would be fine."

And in that, Prince Chuckles is notoriously similar to his Great Uncle Edward VIII, who nominally was forced to resign because of his stupid dalliance with Wallace Simpson, but behind the scenes was pushed out because he was extremely sympathetic to Hitler and his Nazi Party. As were a disturbing number of the English Upper Class.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 11, 2017 10:51 PM (V2Yro)

146 My cousin was an m-60 gunner in Vietnam in '67-'68. He used to say he was the dude with the big ass target on him.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 11, 2017 10:47 PM (aMlLZ)


Nah, that was the guy with the radio.
And the guy on either side.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 11, 2017 10:51 PM (IWbvi)

147 Were I to choose between russian hooker option and lbfm option I would probably go with the later.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 10:51 PM (vuY5x)

148 Prince Charles is a Moslem. I am convinced of this.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at November 11, 2017 10:52 PM (60v4h)

149 Good evening LadyL! I hope you had a great day.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 11, 2017 10:53 PM (tr2D7)

150 What is LBFM?

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 10:53 PM (pFB4a)

151 I saw this for the first time ever just today.

Moina Michael's reply -- from America

We Shall Keep The Faith
Oh! You who sleep in Flanders' Fields
Sleep sweet -- to rise anew;
We caught the torch you threw,
And holding high we kept
The faith with those who died.
We cherish, too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valour led.
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
But lends a lustre to the red
On the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders' fields.
And now the torch and Poppy red
Wear in honour of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught:
We've learned the lesson that ye taught
In Flanders' fields.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moina_Michael

Posted by: andycanuck at November 11, 2017 10:53 PM (mJ8mX)

152

Communism. Lost Moscow, won Washington. Go figure.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 11, 2017 10:53 PM (T/KY7)

153 Almost all of my thanking of Veterans has been done in a bar. Not face to face but telling the bartender "his next drink is on me". But I'm anti social so that's the way I roll.

Posted by: X-ray at November 11, 2017 10:53 PM (qCyRm)

154 >> to his Great Uncle Edward VIII

Yeah, I've read about his, later the Duke of Windsor's, Nazi sympathies.

I think I remember that Hilter talked about, once he had conquered Britain, of installing the Duke back as a puppet king or something.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 10:54 PM (8O3HH)

155 Prince Charles is a Moslem. I am convinced of this.
Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken

I thought he was a tampon.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 10:54 PM (RFnEL)

156 Puddlegum don't forget the square needle in the buttocks for the ISG shot. Or being handed a bottle of a big gun antibiotic to take one every day but then the USAF fails to tell you that the big gun antibiotic might eat your liver.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 10:54 PM (/weDQ)

157 In the bio by Edvard Radzinsky, he says that if Hitler didn't exist Stalin would have had to invent him because he was the perfect foil.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 10:43 PM (RFnEL)

In my mind, the two were natural enemies. One or the other was always going to betray- it was just a matter of which felt secure enough to do it first. Stalin was always more concerned though by his personal security. The round of military purges just before Barbarossa proves that he did not intend to do it for a good long while yet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 10:55 PM (ycWCI)

158 Prince Charles married his horse.

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 10:55 PM (pFB4a)

159 What is LBFM?

Little Brown Fornication Machines

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 11, 2017 10:55 PM (IcT7t)

160 good evening my friends

Posted by: Tickled Pink at November 11, 2017 10:55 PM (smD62)

161 Well, some more special comments from Prince Chuckles.

He'll never live down the phone call to Camilla in which he said he wished he were her tampon.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 11, 2017 10:55 PM (3C9q2)

162 159 Seriously? You're putting me on, right.

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 10:56 PM (pFB4a)

163 "How does America fare? The war did a lot to further transform the agrarian powerhouse into a more industrial one. Does Japan still kick things off? Do they still choose to attack America instead of British holdings (remember, in this timeline, the British are not under threat and still have their empire.) Or, when faced with unoccupied rivals all around, do they choose to find better things to do with their time- other than their Chinese and SE asian adventures that had already begun?

It is an interesting question. "

Along those lines - Suppose Germany doesn't start a war, but instead decides to forge a new pan-European alliance which they would control; they could gradually transfer all state functions over to the international body, and of course due to the wealth and diligence the German Government could actually control all of it, and slowly let all but the purely local functions of the national governments fade away.

But what to call it - European... confederation? no, that's not right, gotta be something better out there....

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 11, 2017 10:56 PM (V2Yro)

164 #65
You got that right. The saving grace in winter at least is that the DOT is so inept that they close the pass at the drop of a snowflake. The real snow kind. Even here, the politics and Seattle attitude is creeping in. I voted for a complete lunatic for city council, he lost, because he was a better choice than the wanna be SJW running against him.

Posted by: Winston at November 11, 2017 10:56 PM (VPjMH)

165 Chuckles said that all the problems in the ME were caused by the influx of European Jews. Just get the Jews out and the ME would be fine.

Get them out with a cleanser, Charles? After that they could just go back to being the Merry Middle East that they were for a thousand years.

Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 10:56 PM (7ulel)

166 >> russian hooker option

Well, if they looked like Oktyabrina Maximova (Book Girl), I'd go with it.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 10:56 PM (8O3HH)

167 159 Seriously? You're putting me on, right.
Posted by: ALH
---
Actually, he put it nicely. No kidding.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 11, 2017 10:56 PM (tr2D7)

168 What is LBFM?
Posted by: ALH at November




Use google or ask caligirl

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 10:57 PM (vuY5x)

169 I bet the Tampon Anti-Defamation League made a stink after that comment.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 10:57 PM (/weDQ)

170 Smoking is bad for you, mmmKay?

NSFW due to !anguage.

https://youtu.be/PtURv4sxU8s

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 11, 2017 10:57 PM (Nwg0u)

171 Oh, my

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 10:58 PM (pFB4a)

172 Could the M-60 gunner picture have been reversed somewhere along the line?

Posted by: Fox2! at November 11, 2017 10:58 PM (2xxe+)

173 117
Posted by: SFGoth at November 11, 2017 10:31 PM (KAi1n)



Interesting idea. So Thought experiment.



German military takes Hitler out. Germany is stabilized, but
revitalized. Assuming one of the other lunatics does not gain control,
you might well not have the final solution, hence no Israel as a
reaction to it. Anti-semitism in the west would still be endemic and
open.



What does Stalin do? Probably kills a lot more of his own people. He
was a paranoid bastard. Does he turn his eyes from inward to the West?



How does America fare? The war did a lot to further transform the
agrarian powerhouse into a more industrial one. Does Japan still kick
things off? Do they still choose to attack America instead of British
holdings (remember, in this timeline, the British are not under threat
and still have their empire.) Or, when faced with unoccupied rivals all
around, do they choose to find better things to do with their time-
other than their Chinese and SE asian adventures that had already begun?



It is an interesting question.





Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 10:40 PM (ycWCI)

==============
It depends on when: 1938: Yeah, you probably have a Germany reminiscent of pre WW1 Germany that's in the catbird seat in Europe. I think you have a Cold War situation between Germany and the Soviets, with the Soviets eventually funding insurgencies in France and the Balkans, which is where you get a possible flashpoint. Germany remains intact as a superpower in Europe.
1944: The Junta starts purging itself of any Nazi influence and tries to cut a separate peace with the Western Allies, offering up lots of senior Nazis to sweeten the pot. The Germans fall back to the Siegfried line fairly quickly and shift as much manpower as possible to the east. Sane military leadership, likely under Rommel, just might have stalled the Russian advance, possibly allowing them to be brought to the peace table. Germany winds up in a similar position to that post WW1, likely losing East Prussia though.

Posted by: Jackal at November 11, 2017 10:58 PM (o3+fQ)

174
LBFMs love you long time.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 10:59 PM (8O3HH)

175 "I think I remember that Hitler talked about, once he had conquered Britain, of installing the Duke back as a puppet king or something."

There was a reason the Brits made him Governor of Bermuda during the war, and after. Stick him out in the middle of the ocean, far away from everyone and everything important. Kind of a very fancy, well catered version of sending Napoleon to Elba.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 11, 2017 10:59 PM (V2Yro)

176 re:LBFM

Jeez. Every time I think there is nothing on the internet to shock me. Well, don't duckduckgo that one ladies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 10:59 PM (ycWCI)

177 Seriously? You're putting me on, right.

Posted by: ALH

---

Actually, he put it nicely. No kidding.


Yep. I would have phrased it the other way, but I've already had my outburst for the evening.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 11, 2017 11:00 PM (IcT7t)

178 LBFMs love you long time.

Until your money runs out. Cue up that street scene from Full Metal Jacket.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:00 PM (/weDQ)

179 LBFM was around well before the internets.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:00 PM (vuY5x)

180 149 Good evening LadyL! I hope you had a great day.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 11, 2017 10:53 PM (tr2D7)

Hi Tonyoete--It was a great day and evening. Hope yours was the same.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at November 11, 2017 11:01 PM (TdMsT)

181 I am sorry I asked! Some stuff is just nasty.

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 11:01 PM (pFB4a)

182 166 >> russian hooker option

Well, if they looked like Oktyabrina Maximova (Book Girl), I'd go with it.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 10:56 PM (8O3HH)


She could use a whole bunch of sammiches, but yeah.

Posted by: rickl at November 11, 2017 11:02 PM (sdi6R)

183 I am sorry I asked! Some stuff is just nasty.

That's why I know it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 11, 2017 11:02 PM (IcT7t)

184 Glad that Hillary is not CiC.

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 11:02 PM (pFB4a)

185 That's a man who prays before bed thanking God and his medics Corpsmen!...

Posted by: Fox2! at November 11, 2017 11:03 PM (2xxe+)

186 Anna Puma....when I tell someone thank you for their service, I am sincerely thanking them for their service. So thank you!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 11, 2017 11:03 PM (mMeIQ)

187

Hey now, LBFM's make fine long hair dictionaries. Most of the Chinese and Tagalog I know came from them!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Too Boo-Coo at November 11, 2017 11:03 PM (T/KY7)

188 "Whoa, you were in the military? What's that like?"
"Ever played Call of Duty?"
"Yeah!"
:: gets faraway look :: "I once played Call of Duty for, like, six hours straight on the mess decks."

Posted by: hogmartin at November 11, 2017 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

189 Actually Hillary! is CinC...

Cankles in Charge

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:03 PM (/weDQ)

190 It depends on when: 1938

We might stay in our Depression, then, and most (or all?) of the nuclear physicists and rocketry guys would stay in Germany.

Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 11:03 PM (pszv/)

191 Love you beautiful Veterans Thank you for your service


Posted by: lousagirl at November 11, 2017 11:03 PM (9plvG)

192 Posted by: Jackal at November 11, 2017 10:58 PM (o3+fQ)

Ok, the biggest question of Germany fending off a Soviet invasion is: how. They would be in exactly the same situation as the US was with the Soviets: extraordinary disparity in manpower. On the other hand, their military tech would be far in advance. But let's leave nuclear off the table for the moment.

So, defense in depth? Preemptive defensive invasion/encirclement of the invasion? I do not know a lot about the US plans for a Soviet invasion of the West.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:04 PM (ycWCI)

193 I guess I have said my last 'thank you' , wouldn't want to offend anybody for the wrong reason. Who knew ?

Posted by: flat_foot at November 11, 2017 11:04 PM (k/iKZ)

194
Having someone thank me for my service is accepted in the manner it was intended.

It's nice, considering the shitstorm we endured during and after the Vietnam War.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 11, 2017 11:04 PM (S/hVx)

195

If you think LBFM is nasty, have you heard of X-

WHAAAACCCKKKKKK!

I see LadyL still has her USB blackjack...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Too Boo-Coo at November 11, 2017 11:05 PM (T/KY7)

196 And now the obligatory.....


Y5!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 11, 2017 11:05 PM (mMeIQ)

197 190 It depends on when: 1938

We might stay in our Depression, then, and most (or all?) of the nuclear physicists and rocketry guys would stay in Germany.
Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 11:03 PM (pszv/)

Yeah, without the "fuck it we need tanks" goose to the industrial base, would endless dickering by Roosevelt's team on the economy created one long night?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:05 PM (ycWCI)

198 *says nothing about Ewoks being short and fat*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 11, 2017 11:06 PM (I/iGu)

199 195

If you think LBFM is nasty, have you heard of X-

WHAAAACCCKKKKKK!

I see LadyL still has her USB blackjack...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Too Boo-Coo at November 11, 2017 11:05 PM (T/KY7)


I certainly do. Mind your manners, son.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at November 11, 2017 11:06 PM (TdMsT)

200 Westminster thank you.

It is the overuse that has deadened me you could say. Might as well ask how the weather is.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:06 PM (/weDQ)

201 If you think LBFM is nasty, have you heard of X-

WHAAAACCCKKKKKK!

I see LadyL still has her USB blackjack...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Too Boo-Coo at November 11, 2017 11:05 PM (T/KY7)

Not so much the concept, but that there is a lot of sites advertising the... 'service'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:06 PM (ycWCI)

202

Yesm!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Too Boo-Coo at November 11, 2017 11:06 PM (T/KY7)

203 How IS the weather Puma ?

Posted by: flat_foot at November 11, 2017 11:07 PM (k/iKZ)

204 I guess I have said my last 'thank you' , wouldn't want to offend anybody for the wrong reason. Who knew ?
Posted by: flat_foot




Amen.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 11, 2017 11:07 PM (khWYc)

205 It's nice, considering the shitstorm we endured during and after the Vietnam War.
Posted by: irongrampa

The way you Nam vets were treated was atrocious. All those draft dodgers should have their Medicare and prescription drug coverage revoked.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:07 PM (RFnEL)

206 Not rotated. A 180 rotate would make it upside down. As others have said, it was flipped. We are looking at it from the backside.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 11, 2017 10:43 PM


Since a film negative is, in essence, a two-dimensional object, In this instance, there's an x-axis and a y-axis. Either or both could be rotated 180 degrees.

Fun fact: The image on the film was 180 degrees upside down at the moment the shutter was tripped.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 11, 2017 11:07 PM (DMUuz)

207 Thanks to all you other Vets out there for your service. And thanks to all you non-Vets who actually take a moment to call or text someone who did. Miss my favorite uncle - Gary, one of a kind guy - who was a proud Vet himself but lost the battle back home. http://tinyurl.com/yd4dsfzc

Posted by: MSTisdale at November 11, 2017 11:07 PM (xHVD5)

208 Flat_Foot, thank you for asking. A bit chilly here.

And perhaps I should hie on off to write. Got at least one character fearful of causing a meltdown, another is afraid they will be pattern'd, and the others are walking on egg shells.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:08 PM (/weDQ)

209 Mitt Romney saying Moore needs to drop out. They know that is just literally handing the seat to the commies, right?

Posted by: Eli Cash at November 11, 2017 11:09 PM (67sg6)

210 Y5!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November



WDS!




Really enjoying being in your neck of the woods. Having met you in person easy to understand why they named your town after you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:10 PM (vuY5x)

211 Yeah, without the "fuck it we need tanks" goose to the industrial base, would endless dickering by Roosevelt's team on the economy created one long night?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:05 PM (ycWCI)


Without the threat of a European war, would he have gotten away with a third term?

Worst case scenario, FDR's pick for Veep in 1930 instead gets the Presidential nod and defeats Willkie...

Posted by: The Alternate History Hat at November 11, 2017 11:10 PM (itfg0)

212 "Ok, the biggest question of Germany fending off a Soviet invasion is: how."

I think one of the biggest lessons of WW1 & 2 is that an invasion with even a huge army can be quickly blocked if that army isn't heavily mechanized. And before the US pumped the Soviets full of tanks and equipment, the Red Army was little more than a mob of peasants with rifles, especially after Stalin purged the officer corps.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 11, 2017 11:10 PM (V2Yro)

213 Thank you for your writing. I can say that .. I am a writer too, of songs..does that count ?

Posted by: flat_foot at November 11, 2017 11:11 PM (k/iKZ)

214 Anna....it has never been nor will never be something that should be deadended to you. There are those of us that are truly thankful of your service and those that went before you.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 11, 2017 11:11 PM (mMeIQ)

215 Dammit. I wasn't paying attention and the dog hid the rawhide I gave him. He always puts it under furniture where he can't get at it.

I just found the one he hid just now and three other bones I have given him. Jeez. He is a lovable furball, but when I moved out of the last apartment, I found like 8 rawhide bones behind book shelves, under furniture, all over.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:12 PM (ycWCI)

216 Mitt Romney saying Moore needs to drop out. They know that is just literally handing the seat to the commies, right?...

I think my voting for Hillary answers this question.

Posted by: Mitt Romney at November 11, 2017 11:12 PM (qCyRm)

217 he Red Army was little more than a mob of peasants with rifles, especially after Stalin purged the officer corps.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Only about half of them even had rifles until we built them munitions factories. Brilliant move in retrospect.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:12 PM (RFnEL)

218 Romney and the rest of the GOP-e WANTS the dems to take this seat, because they see it as the best way they can teach a lesson to what they see as the moronic grass roots voters who refuse to listen to what their Betters in the GOP-e keep telling them to do.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 11, 2017 11:13 PM (V2Yro)

219 Mitt Romney wants to run for the Senate. He is trying to get back in the game.
Still a Loser.

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 11:13 PM (pFB4a)

220 Named the town after me

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 11, 2017 11:14 PM (mMeIQ)

221 Named the town after me
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November




Whole damn thing. Nice one too. Not like the one they named after that detroit guy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:15 PM (vuY5x)

222
One last comment about serving.

I firmly believe ANYONE who served in ANY capacity deserves to be honored for that service.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 11, 2017 11:16 PM (S/hVx)

223 117
How does America fare? The war did a lot to further transform the agrarian powerhouse into a more industrial one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 10:40 PM (ycWCI)



The New Deal asserted the primacy of the Federal government over the states, and also took steps to centralize control of the economy. The wartime mobilization cemented many of those things in place. By the 1950s, hardly anybody was talking about rolling back the New Deal. It had become the "new normal".

Posted by: rickl at November 11, 2017 11:16 PM (sdi6R)

224 well if it helps keep romney out of office I could piss on him.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:16 PM (vuY5x)

225 Detroit guy?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 11, 2017 11:16 PM (mMeIQ)

226 I'd read that the Nazis could have easily produced a nucular bomb before the US, but, dang it, the team working on it just kept having one setback after another for the duration of the war...


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at November 11, 2017 11:16 PM (e9G8E)

227 If you want to know how many of us veterans feel, read Mike Royko's column published years ago.

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=75888

Posted by: oldgeezer at November 11, 2017 10:40 PM (Cnt04)


Several columns have been written about subject.

One is @ the Modern War Institute website

https://mwi.usma.edu/thank-service-enough/

Posted by: dDan at November 11, 2017 11:17 PM (hwYmz)

228 One last comment about serving.

I firmly believe ANYONE who served in ANY capacity deserves to be honored for that service.
Posted by: irongrampa at November




manning, bergdahl?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:17 PM (vuY5x)

229 There were a few factors contributing to the failure of Barbarossa. Off the top of my head here are a few.

One was Adolf himself.
Kicking the invasion off that late was another.
Failure to have the infantry as mechanized as the panzer units meant the tactic of Kern unt Kessel failed because the infantry was too slow to respond when the panzers encircled large Russian formations. So the Russian forces slipped through to fight another day, assuming the NKVD did not shoot them for desertion.
Not taking Leningrad. That should have been done and then worry about starving Russians later. That siege ate up a lot of men and material. And it might have kept the Finns from The Continuation War.
Army Group South should have been given one mission, not two. Either the oil fields or Stalingrad. Not both.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:17 PM (/weDQ)

230 Detroit guy?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November




really bad joke.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:18 PM (vuY5x)

231 Mitt Romney and the rest of the Potemkin Republicans can DIAF. I'd rather see Kevin Spacey made a Boy Scout troop leader than see them win another election.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:19 PM (RFnEL)

232 Dr. Detroit?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:20 PM (ycWCI)

233 72
Well, some more special comments from Prince Chuckles. They've found a letter he wrote back in '86, hoping someone would stop the "Jewish lobby" in the US.

Chuckles said that all the problems in the ME were caused by the influx of European Jews. Just get the Jews out and the ME would be fine....
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 10:27 PM (8O3HH)


I guess Chuckie doesn't want Judaism to be included under the Faiths when he changes the title from "Defender of the Faith" to "Defender of Faiths"

Posted by: Buzzion - guess my sign at November 11, 2017 11:20 PM (cAnNx)

234 Having someone thank me for my service is accepted in the manner it was intended.

It's nice, considering the shitstorm we endured during and after the Vietnam War.


Posted by: irongrampa at November 11, 2017 11:04 PM (S/hVx)


I watched the hippy scumbags spit at and throw stuff at my cousins when they got back. I was pretty young, but its something I never forgot. I've pretty much learned to hate leftist protesters at a really early age.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 11, 2017 11:20 PM (aMlLZ)

235 224 well if it helps keep romney out of office I could piss on him.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:16 PM (vuY5x)


You might have to wait in line to do that.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at November 11, 2017 11:20 PM (TdMsT)

236 Over my little strawberry blond head (with the dog circus in tow)

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 11, 2017 11:20 PM (mMeIQ)

237 manning, bergdahl?
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:17 PM (vuY5x)


Not applicable. Dishonorable Discharge cancels it out.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 11, 2017 11:21 PM (y87Qq)

238 Is there really any meaningful pushback to the Moore story?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 11, 2017 11:21 PM (8+Ozj)

239 30 I hate to say it but as a veteran, it kind of pisses me off when people who never served say "thank you for your service". Most of them could have served but chose not to and left it to the very few of us who have. Just leave it alone. We don't need your validation. You are NOT part of the brotherhood.
Posted by: oldgeezer at November 11, 2017 10:11 PM (Cnt04)
-------------

45 "thank you for your service"
It's extremely condescending. They didn't serve you, twit, and who are you to thank them?
Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 10:18 PM (YXJ+5)
-----------------------------------------------

You're right. We should cancel all of the parades and ceremonies too --- or at least bar anyone who has not served from attending.
Come to think of it, having a special Veterans Day is "condescending." Let's abolish it. And Memorial Day too, while we're at it.

People really should not throw "thank yous" around. I confess that, having been raised poorly, I often thank waitresses or the kid packing my grocery bags, even though I know they're not doing me a personal favor. They're just doing their freaking job. And yet I persist.

Who do I think I am, anyway?!? How obnoxious my condescension must be! Alas, this twit is too old to change, try as I might.

Therefore, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
And screw you for being snotty.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 11, 2017 11:21 PM (0jtPF)

240 ...the GOP-e WANTS the dems to take this seat, because they see it as the best way they can teach a lesson to what they see as the moronic grass roots voters...

I think that's correct. It'll be interesting to see what Moore does after he wins and owes NRSC, McConnell, and even Trump exactly nothing. He'll be the freest free agent the swamp has ever seen.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at November 11, 2017 11:21 PM (7oUUT)

241 Westminster and Flat-Foot thank you again. Both of you are too kind.

And Flat, keep the verses rolling while I scribble.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:22 PM (/weDQ)

242 It's not unearned gratitude. Maybe you did not go to the front line or be put into some dangerous situation but that was the luck of the day. You volunteered, you were on call 24/7. You were one call away from hell's shit.

Those who serve and served deserve thanks for being there period.

Posted by: gNewt at November 11, 2017 11:22 PM (/h17O)

243
I very much hope that Lizzie manages to outlive Chuckles. They ought to just give it to William and Kate when she kicks off, by hook or by crook.

Of course, William might be as stupid as his jug-eared Dad, I don't know.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 11:22 PM (8O3HH)

244 55 I hate to say it but as a veteran, it kind of pisses me off when people who never served say "thank you for your service". Most of them could have served but chose not to and left it to the very few of us who have. Just leave it alone. We don't need your validation. You are NOT part of the brotherhood.
Posted by: oldgeezer at November 11, 2017 10:11 PM (Cnt04)

Oh fuck you.

Vets get privileges in hiring, education, medical care, and retirement taxes. The non-vet population pays for all these entitlement benefits. You take offense because 'brotherhood'?

The best of them never came back. That is what today is about. Not your pissy 'brotherhood'.

Posted by: old fart at November 11, 2017 11:22 PM (ONgqb)

245 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:17 PM (/weDQ)

Good points, all.

I would also add:
- use the people in the territories (who see you as liberators) and do not spend so much time and material pacifying the population. Defeat the bolsheviks, then worry about stupid shit.
- If you are going to attack late (the biggest mistake) at least get your guys cold weather gear.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:23 PM (ycWCI)

246 218 Romney and the rest of the GOP-e WANTS the dems to take this seat, because they see it as the best way they can teach a lesson to what they see as the moronic grass roots voters who refuse to listen to what their Betters in the GOP-e keep telling them to do.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 11, 2017 11:13 PM (V2Yro)


They couldn't be more freaking obvious about it if they tried.

Posted by: rickl at November 11, 2017 11:23 PM (sdi6R)

247 likely mentioned before, or discussed, but, as Pig aficionado, the gunner in the top photo has just fired his last round in the bitch.

that "clunk" sound when you pull the trigger is disconcerting, to say the least, even in peacetime.

where he is, i'd shit myself.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 11, 2017 11:23 PM (S7P+p)

248 Ok, the biggest question of Germany fending off a
Soviet invasion is: how. They would be in exactly the same situation as
the US was with the Soviets: extraordinary disparity in manpower. On the
other hand, their military tech would be far in advance. But let's
leave nuclear off the table for the moment.



So, defense in depth? Preemptive defensive invasion/encirclement of
the invasion? I do not know a lot about the US plans for a Soviet
invasion of the West.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:04 PM (ycWCI)

===========
Someone already mentioned this, but if the Soviets start a war in this context in say 1942 with a Wehrmacht dominated Germany post Hitler, I think you see something similar to the Winter War for the same reasons (I.e., shitty leadership due to the purges, perhaps even getting Zhukov), only against an opponent that can punch back HARD. The Germans likely would have been more pragmatic with the locals once they got into Russia: Instead of alienating pissed off Ukrainians and Belarussians, they would have allied with them. They would have stood a good chance against the Soviets.

Posted by: Jackal at November 11, 2017 11:23 PM (o3+fQ)

249 Of course, William might be as stupid as his jug-eared Dad, I don't know.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear

William seems to be a lot more level headed. I think it will pass directly to him, although I hope HM outlives Chuck just to new sure.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:24 PM (RFnEL)

250 One last comment about serving.

I firmly believe ANYONE who served in ANY capacity deserves to be honored for that service.
Posted by: irongrampa at November




manning, bergdahl?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:17 PM (vuY5x)


Traitors don't count.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 11, 2017 11:26 PM (aMlLZ)

251 Of course if Elizabeth II suggested to Charles he really should do one last gallop on a polo pony, we'll know she is rooting for William.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:26 PM (/weDQ)

252 Just had an epiphany - you don't suppose that the Moore thing came up as a way to get Donna Brazille off the stage?

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 11:26 PM (pFB4a)

253 Mitt Romney wants to run for the Senate. He is trying to get back in the game.

Still a Loser.

Posted by: ALH at November 11, 2017 11:13 PM (pFB4a)

Moore should respond to Romney: "Mitt, you are a loser. Who takes advice from losers?"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 11, 2017 11:26 PM (CpI2D)

254 "just to BE sure"
Not sure how autocucumber fucked that up.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:27 PM (RFnEL)

255 197 190 It depends on when: 1938

We might stay in our Depression, then, and most (or all?) of the nuclear physicists and rocketry guys would stay in Germany.
Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 11:03 PM (pszv/)

Yeah, without the "fuck it we need tanks" goose to the industrial base, would endless dickering by Roosevelt's team on the economy created one long night?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:05 PM (ycWCI)

++++

The depression wasn't ended by government spending on our military. It was ended by our military blowing the shit out of the rest of the world's industrial base (and the rest of the world helping out in blowing each other up). It gave us a hell of a leg up on the competition.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 11, 2017 11:27 PM (FUu/Z)

256
Traitors don't count.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division


Oh, shucks!

Posted by: Zombie Benedict Arnold at November 11, 2017 11:27 PM (IqV8l)

257 And screw you for being snotty.

I'm not talking about you or anyone else inside my computer. The only people I come in contact with say it with, I believe, insincerity. I mean them.

Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 11:27 PM (pszv/)

258 FYI, that national anthem sung by Lexi Walker (born 2002) now 15, then 11, was at Brigham Young University's annual Independence Day Stadium of Fire" celebration.

Posted by: ShainS at November 11, 2017 11:28 PM (BiLU+)

259 >> on a polo pony

That reminds me of a Honeymooners episode. Ralph was trying to act and Norton was helping with the lines. There was a line about "polo ponies" which Norton pronounced as one word "poloponies", pu-LAH -punnies.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 11:28 PM (8O3HH)

260 246 218 Romney and the rest of the GOP-e WANTS the dems to take this seat, because they see it as the best way they can teach a lesson to what they see as the moronic grass roots voters who refuse to listen to what their Betters in the GOP-e keep telling them to do.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 11, 2017 11:13 PM (V2Yro)

They couldn't be more freaking obvious about it if they tried.
Posted by: rickl at November 11, 2017 11:23 PM (sdi6R)

Rickl--I couldn't agree more. The GOPe is livid that the Deplorables cast GOPe candidates aside in the primary and, for once, voted for their own best interests. The mission of the GOPe now is to roust all true conservative candidates.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at November 11, 2017 11:30 PM (TdMsT)

261 Who wants to hear traitor Chelsea Manning's special Veterans Day message?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ycntgvrt

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at November 11, 2017 11:30 PM (e9G8E)

262 Adolf was a better general than his generals, at least he thought so.

If Army Group South had just seized the oil fields, what would have the Soviets done then? Beg the US for oil?

But Adolf's biggest mistake was declaring war on the US when he didn't need to under the Tripartite Pact.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:30 PM (/weDQ)

263 The depression wasn't ended by government spending on our military. It was ended by our military blowing the shit out of the rest of the world's industrial base (and the rest of the world helping out in blowing each other up). It gave us a hell of a leg up on the competition.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 11, 2017 11:27 PM (FUu/Z)


So... preemptive strike against the rest of the industrial world, which we will then rule as protectorates, their only exports then being hot women who've never been to an American college?

Heck, American men could all have their own multi-racial harem... DIVERSITY!!1!

Posted by: The Harem Hat at November 11, 2017 11:31 PM (itfg0)

264 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 10:37 PM (/weDQ)

Given that many of us were in the service when spitting on us was considered de rigueur in certain circles.

When we were advised to not wear our uniforms in our own country. (and we received a very heartfelt thank you in other countries.)

When the constant drum beat from the treasonous media was that we were baby killers and drug addicts and would kill and murder innocent people here.

So frankly if someone says "thank you for your service" I'm pleasantly surprised no matter their reasons.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 11, 2017 11:32 PM (ZHNfk)

265 Anna Puma pretty much with the Barbarossa diagnosis. I'd put all the weight on the Army Group South/Caucasus element, as *the* thing that could have turned it all. Oil. Hitler himself blurted out once that if he didn't take Grozny (Chechen capital, largest oil producing area north of the Caucasus range), the war was problematic.

Don't think we built the factories where the Soviets produced their rifles - Tula arsenal was moved, Izhevsk was never endangered, other places hosted make-shift plants. Though I am meaning to learn much more detail about our Lend-Lease aid to the USSR. So maybe I'm unaware of something similar to that.

Counter-factuals about Stalin, if no blitzkrieg, need to take into account the actual history prior to 6/22/41 on his side. Military modernization was getting under way, belatedly, and the officer corps had been devastated by purges. Things were in very bad shape. Stalin showed zero serious interest in using actual Soviet power, as opposed to int'l commie intrigues (which were essentially free, and easy), outside Soviet borders, prior to WWII. Military modernization was mostly defensive in nature, lots of resources into fortifications. If war hadn't literally forced him to adjust course, who knows how far the military purges would have gone.

He was focused on killing millions of his own citizens,crushing all institutions that might challenge him, and creating the insane mass terror he actually achieved by the time of the army purges, which were the last before the war.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 11, 2017 11:33 PM (QDnY+)

266

"The United States was never our enemy, and although we saw the world in different ways, we have had a long and profitable business relationship since the scourge of Communism was erased from the world." - Retirement Speech, 1967

Posted by: Adolf Hitler, Esq. at November 11, 2017 11:33 PM (T/KY7)

267 Harem?

I've got dibs on the Czech babes.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 11:33 PM (8O3HH)

268 262 Adolf was a better general than his generals, at least he thought so.

If Army Group South had just seized the oil fields, what would have the Soviets done then? Beg the US for oil?

But Adolf's biggest mistake was declaring war on the US when he didn't need to under the Tripartite Pact.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:30 PM (/weDQ)

He had so many mistakes, it is sometimes hard to choose between them. Yeah, that is a vast one too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:33 PM (ycWCI)

269 So... preemptive strike against the rest of the industrial world, which we will then rule as protectorates, their only exports then being hot women who've never been to an American college?

Heck, American men could all have their own multi-racial harem... DIVERSITY!!1!
Posted by: The Harem Hat

Common sense solutions for a better world. Are you available to replace Mattis for SecDef in The God-Emperor's second term?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:33 PM (RFnEL)

270 206 Not rotated. A 180 rotate would make it upside down. As others have said, it was flipped. We are looking at it from the backside.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 11, 2017 10:43 PM

Since a film negative is, in essence, a two-dimensional object, In this instance, there's an x-axis and a y-axis. Either or both could be rotated 180 degrees.

Fun fact: The image on the film was 180 degrees upside down at the moment the shutter was tripped.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 11, 2017 11:07 PM (DMUuz)

++++

It's only two dimensional if you don't flip it. That makes the two axises vertical and horizontal. But, if you stat thinking about looking at it from the back, the flip side, you are adding a 3rd dimension.

You can "rotate" a picture in either sense. But, there is a definition of terms in photo manipulation. Rotation refers to rotating in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 11, 2017 11:34 PM (pvjTE)

271 >>>There was a line about "polo ponies" which Norton pronounced as one word "poloponies", pu-LAH -punnies.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 11:28 PM (8O3HH)<<<

The poloponies of love?

Posted by: Steve Miller Band at November 11, 2017 11:35 PM (rqHtf)

272

Dibs on Slovenia hotties!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at November 11, 2017 11:35 PM (T/KY7)

273 I firmly believe ANYONE who served in ANY capacity deserves to be honored for that service.
Posted by: irongrampa

* * * *

HONORABLY served

Posted by: MSTisdale at November 11, 2017 11:35 PM (xHVD5)

274 116----I look back to those who served in less military friendly times. Those who were spit on when they returned home and called "murderers", "baby-killers", and such. I would rather a brief display of unearned gratitude from a stranger than have any veteran have to go through that crap again.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 11, 2017 10:40 PM (IcT7t)
-----------------------------------
AMEN.
My oldest bother is a Vietnam vet.
For those of us who witnessed those days, well....you nailed it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 11, 2017 11:36 PM (0jtPF)

275 Common sense solutions for a better world. Are you available to replace Mattis for SecDef in The God-Emperor's second term?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:33 PM (RFnEL)


Do I get to personally nuke The Hague?

Posted by: The Hague H-bombing Hat at November 11, 2017 11:37 PM (itfg0)

276 Therefore, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

And screw you for being snotty.
Posted by: {{{{Margarita DeVille}}}} at November 11, 2017 11:21 PM (0jtPF)



Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 11, 2017 11:37 PM (ZHNfk)

277 He was focused on killing millions of his own citizens,crushing all institutions that might challenge him, and creating the insane mass terror he actually achieved by the time of the army purges, which were the last before the war.
Posted by: rhomboid at November 11, 2017 11:33 PM (QDnY+)

One of the things Hitler was probably thinking: "Stalin is preparing." The thing is, I am not sure if he knew about the army purges (the most recent Military purge before Barbarossa went all the way down to the sergeant level, I believe- and it was not small.)

He probably thought that speed was of the essence in order to attack the Soviets before they were ready, when- if he had just waited- Stalin might have left himself in an even worse spot for defending against an invasion the following year.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:37 PM (ycWCI)

278 Looking back at a discharge certificate from the 80's - the govt wisely used our SSN's as our service numbers - forward thinking in action. Can't display my discharge, dog tags, etc lest someone grab my ID. Nice work, gov.


Posted by: MSTisdale at November 11, 2017 11:37 PM (xHVD5)

279 I haven't read all the comments yet. To all of the Moron Veterans. Thank you for your service. America owes you a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. Sadly, far too many Americans don't even know that what you have done for them is what is making them free to be total jackasses.
For what it's worth. USN. Radioman 3rd class. 1970 - 1974. I served proudly, and I am still proud of my service today.
Happy Veterans Day!

Posted by: Old Blue at November 11, 2017 11:37 PM (gEvQ8)

280

Well, off to service, er, thank for her service the LBFM.

She was a Philippine Army MP Officer. Go ahead, be condescending to her...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Too Boo-Coo at November 11, 2017 11:38 PM (T/KY7)

281 Poloponies clip:

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

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 11:39 PM (8O3HH)

282 Aestius, if one book I read about Admiral Canaris and Abwehr is true they helped kick off Stalin's purge of the Soviet military.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:39 PM (/weDQ)

283 Do I get to personally nuke The Hague?
Posted by: The Hague H-bombing Hat

I think the honorable thing to do is to let Baron press the button. Imagine the smile on a child's face as he wipes tens of thousands of commie parasites off the face of the Earth.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:40 PM (RFnEL)

284
And I think I'd go for some Thai babes in the harem too, but I'm sort of afraid. I'd have to check under the hood real good.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 11:41 PM (8O3HH)

285 So we have been shopping for beds. Made the mistake of going to the sleepnumber store. Now Mrs.YankeeFifth has decided what she wants.

For fun I googled the Hilton Bed. You have an option to get the entire Hilton Bed, wheets, pillows, sham, everything, $2500. Well, frame is another $100. Were it up to me that would seem like the reasonable thing to do. One box to check and I am done.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:41 PM (vuY5x)

286 Human males and their breeding urges, give cats a bad name. Nyah.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:42 PM (/weDQ)

287 282 Aestius, if one book I read about Admiral Canaris and Abwehr is true they helped kick off Stalin's purge of the Soviet military.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:39 PM (/weDQ)

Title? Could be interesting. The amazing thing about the army purge is that Stalin went so deep that he could not have done a better job of laying the groundwork for the germans.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 11, 2017 11:42 PM (ycWCI)

288
Funny, it never dawns on me to qualify HOW you serve. I simply take it for granted the serving will be honorable.

Consider it a family fault, handed down through generations.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 11, 2017 11:43 PM (S/hVx)

289 Well, off to service, er, thank for her service the LBFM.

She was a Philippine Army MP Officer. Go ahead, be condescending to her...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Too Boo-Coo at November




Well, hard not to talk down to someone who is 5' in 6" heels.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:43 PM (vuY5x)

290 I've had this joke for years, that if Hitler had the sense the good Lord gave a pissant, we'd all be speaking Yiddish now. To maintain German leadership in mathematics and physics, he'd have had to abandon The Solution. Wouldn't have hurt his position in the arts and medicine, either. But, "purity."

The trouble with "Thank you for your service" is that it is formulaic and glib. To an extent, formulas and glibness make the world go 'round. Have a nice day -- what could be less offensive? Yet, there you are. Once a thing catches on, you start getting sick of it right away. Even, or especially, if it relates to something important. Stupid people are going to say it to you.

I notice fewer winter "White Sales" (!), and not as many used car specials on presidents' birthdays that have had to move over for other holidays. And now we see special shopping opportunities on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, "in honor of those who served." Certainly none of that is intended as a tawdry bastardization of good men dying too young. But, it works out.

It goes with the territory. The coked-up fags of the promotions industry will use Christ Jesus to sell Easter suits, and you'll all hate me if I criticize your Christmas shopping. You can have nice things, but you're forced to share them with the whole class, even the shit-knuckled nose pickers.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 11, 2017 11:43 PM (H5rtT)

291 45 "thank you for your service"

It's extremely condescending. They didn't serve you, twit, and who are you to thank them?

Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 10:18 PM (YXJ+5)

====

257 And screw you for being snotty.

I'm not talking about you or anyone else inside my computer. The only people I come in contact with say it with, I believe, insincerity. I mean them.

Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 11:27 PM (pszv/)

++++

That "twit" didn't sound like you were talking to someone out there in real life, that sounded like you were addressing someone right here. You know, one of the people in your computer.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 11, 2017 11:44 PM (pvjTE)

292 Funny, it never dawns on me to qualify HOW you serve. I simply take it for granted the serving will be honorable.

Consider it a family fault, handed down through generations.
Posted by: irongrampa at November




well, it is an interesting question. it is possible someone served honorably before being dishonorable.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:44 PM (vuY5x)

293 Imagine the smile on a child's face as he wipes tens of thousands of commie parasites off the face of the Earth.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:40 PM (RFnEL)


I'm sorry, it's just a little dusty in here.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 11, 2017 11:45 PM (y87Qq)

294 My cousin, a Warrent Officer and helicopter pilot, was killed in Vietnam Nam in 1968. He was 21. He was an only son.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at November 11, 2017 11:45 PM (TdMsT)

295 Actually, in 1941, the Soviets had tons of tanks. Fast, lightly-armored and lightly-gunned tanks with poor communication options. Most of them ended up as scrap iron on the steppes.

However, there were just enough of the recently introduced T34s and KV1s to help winter stop the Nazis at the gates of Moscow, along with some recently arrived British Valentines and Matildas.

The Russians didn't care for US or British tanks much and used them comparatively rarely relative to the number shipped. What they did need, and received by the boatload, were American *trucks*. Over 400,000 trucks and keeps, used for everything from basic logistics to mobile rocket launchers to transporting troublesome ethnic groups to Siberia.

Posted by: Grouchy Dino at November 11, 2017 11:46 PM (/0wL4)

296 45 "thank you for your service"

It's extremely condescending. They didn't serve you, twit, and who are you to thank them?

Posted by: t-bird at November




Well, you should consider that they are thinking you for your service for and to the republic, not to them. you know, you should think about things before you spout off sometimes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:46 PM (vuY5x)

297 well, it is an interesting question. it is possible someone served honorably before being dishonorable.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:44 PM (vuY5x)

I suspect the definitive answer to this question is one Benedict Arnold. Who served honorably until he decided to betray West Point to the Brits.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 11, 2017 11:46 PM (2xxe+)

298 I suspect the definitive answer to this question is one Benedict Arnold. Who served honorably until he decided to betray West Point to the Brits.
Posted by: Fox2! at November




yep, interesting.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:47 PM (vuY5x)

299 that sounded like you were addressing someone right here.

Ah, got it. Nope, that wasn't who I was addressing. Sorry to have started that.

Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 11:47 PM (pszv/)

300 That old Devil Dog is not to be trifled with dive bubble and jump wings Force Recon. Nice fruit salad as well. And thanks for all you morons and ettes who signed that blank check.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at November 11, 2017 11:48 PM (WN2A5)

301 278 Looking back at a discharge certificate from the 80's - the govt wisely used our SSN's as our service numbers - forward thinking in action. Can't display my discharge, dog tags, etc lest someone grab my ID. Nice work, gov.


Posted by: MSTisdale at November 11, 2017 11:37 PM (xHVD5)


Of course, when Social Security began, the government swore up and down that the SSN would never become a national identity number.

Posted by: rickl at November 11, 2017 11:48 PM (sdi6R)

302 So... preemptive strike against the rest of the industrial world, which we will then rule as protectorates, their only exports then being hot women who've never been to an American college?

Heck, American men could all have their own multi-racial harem... DIVERSITY!!1!

Posted by: The Harem Hat at November 11, 2017 11:31 PM (itfg0)

++++

You keep up with that crazy talk and I might just have to vote for you.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 11, 2017 11:49 PM (FUu/Z)

303 "thank you for your service"

It's extremely condescending. They didn't serve you, twit, and who are you to thank them?

Posted by: t-bird at November 11, 2017 10:18 PM (YXJ+5)
*********************

I know where you are coming from. I thanked an ex-AF lady. Her response was, "it's just a job".

I still thank the good men and women for their service.

Posted by: gNewt at November 11, 2017 11:49 PM (/h17O)

304 Anna, the Germans did indeed try to do a poison letter thing against Tukachevsky, with an "intelligence report" they made sure got into Soviet hands. Doubt that it was the trigger, though. Don't think it was even used in the "trial", such as it was, by the military presidium of the supreme court of the RSFSR, of Tukachevsky and the others.

The Army was just the last institution that needed to be cowed and devastated to satisfy Koba's paranoid security needs. Almost every other sector of society had already been thrashed. All the Corleone family business within the Party had been completed, and several other targets pretty much exhausted (engineers, scientists). It was the military's turn.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 11, 2017 11:49 PM (QDnY+)

305 >> Nyah.

I learned a new Japanese word.

And don't blame me, I was born this way.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 11, 2017 11:50 PM (8O3HH)

306 285 So we have been shopping for beds. Made the mistake of going to the sleepnumber store. Now Mrs.YankeeFifth has decided what she wants.

For fun I googled the Hilton Bed. You have an option to get the entire Hilton Bed, wheets, pillows, sham, everything, $2500. Well, frame is another $100. Were it up to me that would seem like the reasonable thing to do. One box to check and I am done.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:41 PM (vuY5x)



Ask Jeff Sessions what he uses. You'll never sleep better.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at November 11, 2017 11:50 PM (cAnNx)

307 Hai, Horde.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 11, 2017 11:50 PM (6FqZa)

308 Aestius

Spying for the Fuhrer: Hitler's Espionage Machine. Christer Jorgensen. Chartwell Books. 2014

https://www.amazon.com/Spying-Fuhrer-Hitlers-Espionage-Machine/dp/0785830871

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:50 PM (/weDQ)

309 278
Looking back at a discharge certificate from the 80's - the govt wisely
used our SSN's as our service numbers - forward thinking in action.
Can't display my discharge, dog tags, etc lest someone grab my ID. Nice
work, gov.

Posted by: MSTisdale
When I went to post my winner certificate in the final APFT from Signal Officer Basic Court (score = 322 :->, I saw it had my SSN, so I had to cover that up before scanning. Also, my discharge papers have it too, so I had to black that out before getting my vet's MMJ discount. :->>>

Posted by: SFGoth at November 11, 2017 11:52 PM (KAi1n)

310 Gee, I have always thought saying "thank you for your service" to a vet was a way of expressing my sincere gratitude to them. Being condescending was the last thing on my mind. Now I'm not sure what to say. Should we not say anything at all to vets? that doesn't seem right either- just ignoring them.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at November 11, 2017 11:53 PM (P8951)

311 Fuck you country music, if you really think you hurt my feelings well I'll see you next Tuesday you fucking asshole shit on your fan losers

Posted by: lousagirl at November 11, 2017 11:53 PM (9plvG)

312 Poloponies clip

Somebody needs a lesson in Greek military history.

Posted by: Zombie Thucydides at November 11, 2017 11:53 PM (3C9q2)

313 268 Aetius451AD

On of my favorite historians, Ronald Lewin, wrote a great book on that: Hitler's Mistakes (1984).

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 11, 2017 11:53 PM (hyuyC)

314 Country music is Morrissey for Americans.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 11, 2017 11:53 PM (6FqZa)

315 holy crap, I just found out Chuck Mosley from Faith No More died today

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 11, 2017 11:54 PM (6FqZa)

316 307 Hai, Horde.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

BANZI!

Posted by: old f at November 11, 2017 11:54 PM (ONgqb)

317 Greek?

Were they Peloponnesian Poloponies? Or just Paoloponies?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:54 PM (/weDQ)

318 >>>Ask Jeff Sessions what he uses. You'll never sleep better.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at November 11, 2017 11:50 PM (cAnNx)<<


Jeff Sessions, the Larry Slumbers Summers of the PDT administration.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at November 11, 2017 11:54 PM (rqHtf)

319 Fuck you country music, if you really think you hurt my feelings well I'll see you next Tuesday you fucking asshole shit on your fan losers

Posted by: lousagirl
**************************

What?

Posted by: gNewt at November 11, 2017 11:55 PM (/h17O)

320 Death to all but metal
\m/

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:55 PM (RFnEL)

321 Ignore the grumps and continue to offer thanks.

I would bet that 99.99% of veterans take the "thank you" as meaning an appreciation that you helped defend this country from our enemies. Period. End of transmission.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 11, 2017 11:55 PM (ZHNfk)

322 Up too late, good night.

All honorable Veterans served the nation and it's Constitution. Some more than others.

Bless them all.


Have a serene night.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 11, 2017 11:55 PM (hyuyC)

323 Just heard on the radio that at the time of JFK's assassination there were 16,000 US troops in Viet Nam.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 11, 2017 11:56 PM (IqV8l)

324 Posted by: Donna

- - - - -

Don't listen to the old Cranky Grandpa's out there who take offense to every blade of grass trampled. Thank-away to the Vets, the ones that matter appreciate it deeply regardless of the source.

Posted by: MSTisdale at November 11, 2017 11:56 PM (xHVD5)

325 Sessions:

Vegetative
Attorney
General
In
Name
Alone


Posted by: an indifferent penguin at November 11, 2017 11:57 PM (rqHtf)

326 would "thank you to your service to the country" be better? Trying not to be a twit.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at November 11, 2017 11:58 PM (P8951)

327 Wow so thank you for your service is bad
Well fuck you and fuck you and fuck you

Posted by: lousagirl at November 11, 2017 11:58 PM (9plvG)

328 Posted by: gNewt at November 11, 2017 11:55 PM (/h17O)

Faith Hill and what's his name-her husband- call for common sense restrictions on guns-implying the only reason people use guns is to hunt?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 11, 2017 11:59 PM (8+Ozj)

329 Sessions:

Vegetative
Attorney
General
In
Name
Alone


Posted by: an indifferent penguin

Are you descended from William Shakespeare?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:59 PM (RFnEL)

330 Gnewt see the disrespect the cma did to President Trump

Posted by: lousagirl at November 11, 2017 11:59 PM (9plvG)

331 Well time to go write. I now have enough royalties to afford a Subway meal next month. So better go write some more.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07769T9FZ

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 12, 2017 12:00 AM (/weDQ)

332 Really...again t-bird? You are what? Making fights against those of us that are thankful. And you have never served? NO BALLS ICEMAN!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 12:00 AM (mMeIQ)

333
I still remember the serial number on my first rifle. And the M14 assigned me in Europe.

Rhomboid, if you're here, I've been racking my brain about the manufacturer of the carbine issued to me at Belvoir. I looked up the manufacturers during the war and cannot determine if IH made anything but Garands.

So strange, I have the clearest memory of sitting on my cot looking the thing over and seeing IH on it.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 12, 2017 12:00 AM (S/hVx)

334 Two-three people make a crappy comment and turn a really nice thread on its head.

Posted by: gNewt at November 12, 2017 12:00 AM (/h17O)

335 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 11, 2017 11:50 PM (/weDQ)

Thanks Anna. I'll check it out some time.

So, we have chewed over what Germany should have done. But what about the Japanese in our alternate history? What should they have done?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:01 AM (ycWCI)

336 This Moore thing - including the instantaneous, parallel reactions of Beltway GOP, to the jaw-dropping Romney thing, is really astounding. Even by the standards of the last 10 years.

Have to believe the talk about not seating Moore if he wins is just chin music. The GOP is relying on the grassroots revolt just losing steam as it confronts its powerlessness to change anything, much as with the Tea Party revolt. Not seating Moore would be a huge energy injection to their enemies just as a primary/election cycle kicks off.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 12, 2017 12:01 AM (QDnY+)

337 Now let's not underestimate Mr. Sessions just yet.

Would we really want a intrusive and overactive AG like Holder?

Wasn't that most of our fear and hatred of him?

Plus there's still plenty of time to dot all the i's and cross the t's on an indictment THAT WILL STAND UP IN COURT on Hillary and Bill and their crew of criminals.

He's been in office less than a year. (remember he couldn't really do anything until confirmed and he's trying to act using Democrat Agents scattered through out the organization)

2018 is the time to pass judgment on both Trump and Sessions.

We don't know what they know. Neither do we know what is going on that we can't see or hear about.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 12:02 AM (ZHNfk)

338 Two-three people make a crappy comment and turn a really nice thread on its head.

Never Mind The Bollocks

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 12, 2017 12:02 AM (6FqZa)

339 lousagirl, cma is not country, it's plastic, Hollywood, manufactured crap.

Posted by: gNewt at November 12, 2017 12:03 AM (/h17O)

340
But what about the Japanese in our alternate history? What should they have done?
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Not allow Perry to enter?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 12, 2017 12:03 AM (IqV8l)

341 I'd like to associate myself with the remarks of my distinguished colleague, lousagirl, in regard to the mind-boggling "controversy" over offering thanks to military veterans. And I yield the balance of my time and the floor, Mr. President.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 12, 2017 12:04 AM (QDnY+)

342 Y5.....why I am getting pissy with t-bird tonight.....he never served

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 12:04 AM (mMeIQ)

343 The Democrat who's running against Moore sounds like a real piece of work, aside from his views on no restrictions to abortion. He's embarrassed by his state? Unless you vote Democrat without a through who would anyone vote for such a person. It's quite different than saying "Some things n our state need to be fixed."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 12:05 AM (8+Ozj)

344 >>>Are you descended from William Shakespeare?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 11, 2017 11:59 PM (RFnEL)<<<

Heh. Definitely no.

Some other clever Moron called him a VegetativeAttorneyGeneralInNameOnly the other day.

I just tweaked it a bit, so the last word would begin with an "A".

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at November 12, 2017 12:05 AM (rqHtf)

345 Perry going to Japan made as much sense as Nixon going to Beijing. It seemed a good move at the time.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 12, 2017 12:05 AM (/weDQ)

346 337 Now let's not underestimate Mr. Sessions just yet.

Would we really want a intrusive and overactive AG like Holder?

Wasn't that most of our fear and hatred of him?

Plus there's still plenty of time to dot all the i's and cross the t's on an indictment THAT WILL STAND UP IN COURT on Hillary and Bill and their crew of criminals.

He's been in office less than a year. (remember he couldn't really do anything until confirmed and he's trying to act using Democrat Agents scattered through out the organization)

2018 is the time to pass judgment on both Trump and Sessions.

We don't know what they know. Neither do we know what is going on that we can't see or hear about.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 12:02 AM (ZHNfk)



Overactive? No. But how about just active?

Besides in strengthening Asset Forfeiture.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at November 12, 2017 12:05 AM (cAnNx)

347 I just tweaked it a bit, so the last word would begin with an "A".
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at November 12, 2017 12:05 AM (rqHtf)

'Vagino' sounds like a feminine hygiene product Dean Martin might have done commercials for.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:06 AM (ycWCI)

348 Ya know what I always say Thank You for your service to Veterans I come in contact with and they are just the best people I ever meet.
So I will continue to say Thank you for your service everytime I meet a Veteran

Posted by: lousagirl at November 12, 2017 12:07 AM (9plvG)

349 335 Aetius451AD

The Japanese High Command knew they would lose a war with the US. Yet national pride and self-preservation from junior officers living on rage led to the decision.

The Japanese should have controlled the excesses in the Military, which would have required direct intervention from the Throne, with no certainty it would work.

A withdrawal from non-Manchurian China and the resumption of trading in oil with the US would have been the smart move.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 12, 2017 12:07 AM (hyuyC)

350 Trump; I'm praying for the long game, he keeps on ticking off wins despite Session, Exxonerson, Mattis, and the rest.

I can't help but think he has a plan that is working but it's not a transparent plan.

Posted by: gNewt at November 12, 2017 12:07 AM (/h17O)

351 Ah yes, those benighted days of the distant past when agencies and institutions would foolishly use the SS number as an account identifier.
What simpletons we were, way back in those days. It is to laugh.

I'm not eligible for Medicare. Not for a month or so yet. But, I signed up, like they tell you to, morning noon and night and by the bushel in the mail.
I got two things out of that: a bill that made me gasp, and my new card.
Guess. Go ahead, guess what my new account number is.
And then I immediately got a followup to tell me that my account number will be changed sometime in the next year to avoid displaying the SS number, and that I will have to contact all my providers to notify them.

This is going to be great. I can tell already!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 12, 2017 12:07 AM (H5rtT)

352 Hey everybody, again. ;-)

Massive heart attack is back!

https://tinyurl.com/yb6d7pva

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 12, 2017 12:08 AM (eMKNe)

353 IG, I'm here, and still haven't bestirred myself to go review the record, but 93.78% sure that IH made M1 Garands, post-war, and was not among the contractors making M1 carbines. However, if you saw the name, that means on the receiver (the upgraded adjustable sights on the carbine pretty much obscure the manufacturer's stamp on most receivers). I dunno, maybe they did a contract for receivers.

Much more likely you were looking at a Garand "tractor-gun", and your memory has transposed IH onto a carbine you were looking at another time, or maybe the same day?


Posted by: rhomboid at November 12, 2017 12:08 AM (QDnY+)

354 Japan should have continued to strengthen the Co-Properity Sphere.

If they had not attacked sovereign US soil and killed US Servicemen in an unwarranted sneak attack, they could have gone for another year and built up their military and their influence in East Asia.

We almost couldn't pry them out when they had only partially dug in. Imagine what it would have been like if they'd had more time to build defenses and stock pile supplies?

Yamamoto knew before the attack that it was a major f**k up but he could not prevail against the Militarists. And so the attack was ordered.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 12:08 AM (ZHNfk)

355 I just find it hard to believe we've sunk so far that Trump fulfils his promises, gets sh!t done, and defeats an actual caliphate but his approvals are still in the 40s.

But feeeeeeeelz!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 12, 2017 12:09 AM (6FqZa)

356 If the Japanese had done such things as hanging all the senior officers who mutinied in Kwangtung. Along with executing the assassins of people like Inoue things might have been different.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 12, 2017 12:09 AM (/weDQ)

357 Y5.....why I am getting pissy with t-bird tonight.....he never served
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November




works for me. bring it sister.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 12:09 AM (vuY5x)

358 IMO.....the best country is early 90's when it transitioned from twangy old sound to new but before it became too pop-blended: Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Mark Chesnutt, Randy Travis, Reba, George Strait, Ronnie Milsap, etc etc. Still enjoy the hell out of those ol' mem'ries of two-steppin' with real cowgirls who drove pickups but looked damn good in sun dresses with boots. Y'all still wear those?

Posted by: MSTisdale at November 12, 2017 12:10 AM (xHVD5)

359 >>>'Vagino' sounds like a feminine hygiene product Dean Martin might have done commercials for.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:06 AM (ycWCI)<<<

When the mish hits your eye,
Like a big yeasty pie,
That's Vagino.

Posted by: zombie Dean Martin at November 12, 2017 12:10 AM (rqHtf)

360 I don't believe any polls on Trump's approval numbers.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 12:10 AM (8+Ozj)

361 what's the word? Thunderbird . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 12, 2017 12:10 AM (6FqZa)

362 Little Brown Fornication Machines
Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 11, 2017 10:55 PM (IcT7t)


Those publishing house mergers have gotten so rampant, I missed when that one happened.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 12:10 AM (2K6fY)

363 Well we are done digging on this one. I get to go home tomorrow. A few hour's work, and then I can try to sleep for most of the night, and get on the road in the morning.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 12:11 AM (CpI2D)

364 So, we have chewed over what Germany should have done. But what about the Japanese in our alternate history? What should they have done?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:01 AM (ycWCI)

Easy don't attack Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, The US wouldn't declare war.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 12, 2017 12:11 AM (dKiJG)

365 Dang.

Anna Puma and Bitter Clinger and Rhomboid and Aetius451AD all here, and my favorite topics being argued.

Alas, I have to hit the rack to carry out my obligations in a safe manner.

Be well. There will be another time.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 12, 2017 12:12 AM (hyuyC)

366 Buzzion....lol!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 12:12 AM (mMeIQ)

367 oh, I'm back from the north-Denver Catholic singles meet up. Not a high turnout and I was definitely one of the youngest there (at 44).

Did get to talking with one of the next-youngest singles... who was 50something. She liked me. She told me she wished I was ten years older :^/

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 12, 2017 12:12 AM (6FqZa)

368 363 Well we are done digging on this one. I get to go home tomorrow. A few hour's work, and then I can try to sleep for most of the night, and get on the road in the morning.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 12:11 AM (CpI2D)

Drive safe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:13 AM (ycWCI)

369 Hey and I didn't start lecturing everyone about the Umayyads even once!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 12, 2017 12:13 AM (6FqZa)

370 Be well. There will be another time.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 12, 2017 12:12 AM (hyuyC)

Have a good night, man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:13 AM (ycWCI)

371 Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 12, 2017 12:07 AM (H5rtT)

I know. Nothing like the Gov shutting the barn door on the fleeing horse, right?

Plus. (you'll love this) Look closely, and you'll see that you still have to give them your SSN cause some places aren't geared to do otherwise.

So what's the freaking Point? I still get bills and statements in the mail that show my full account number for any enterprising mailman/thief to steal.

Dumb. Asses.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 12:14 AM (ZHNfk)

372 Should have posted this earlier, from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer:

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 12:14 AM (RFnEL)

373 See you l8tr Salty Dawg.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 12, 2017 12:14 AM (/weDQ)

374 Looking back at a discharge certificate from the 80's - the govt wisely used our SSN's as our service numbers - forward thinking in action. Can't display my discharge, dog tags, etc lest someone grab my ID. Nice work, gov.

Posted by: MSTisdale


The problem with identity theft is that companies are allowed to issue loans and do business with people on the flimsiest of credentials and then, somehow, we are held responsible for the irresponsibility of those companies.

I remember, back when online sales first became a thing, that I was astounded at how much easier it was to charge something online than it was in person. And then all the stories about identity theft (and how people were given credit and stuff in other people's names with nothing more than a few numbers presented) started piling up.

It still astounds me that vendors and lenders can be totally irresponsible and the victims of that irresponsibility are held liable (and even if they aren't they are still found publicly "guilty" by the credit report services) for it. It's insane, really.

But ... now we're in the days when I can't carry around $10,000 of my own money without a note from my mother proving that it isn't "drug money" or funds for some other type of illicit activity. I'm no longer allowed to carry around my own cash.

So, I guess the insanity has completely woven itself through our system. Better than just a half-assed job, I guess ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 12, 2017 12:15 AM (8gDQu)

375 Vagino should be a tattoo for girls that only do anal to save on condom expenses.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 12:15 AM (vuY5x)

376 Time for me too.


Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 12, 2017 12:15 AM (S/hVx)

377 ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 12:14 AM (RFnEL)

Amen.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:15 AM (ycWCI)

378 Heck, American men could all have their own multi-racial harem... DIVERSITY!!1!

Posted by: The Harem Hat at November 11, 2017 11:31 PM (itfg0)

++++

You keep up with that crazy talk and I might just have to vote for you.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 11, 2017 11:49 PM (FUu/Z)


Also, everyone get a chance to pilot one of those "free helicopter rides" we will benevolently provide all the conquered commies...

Posted by: Start up the rotors... at November 12, 2017 12:16 AM (itfg0)

379 Have a good night, IG.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:16 AM (ycWCI)

380 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 12, 2017 12:10 AM (6FqZa)

What's the price? thirty twice.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 12:16 AM (ZHNfk)

381 oh boy, is it festivus aleady? is it ok if i thank IG for his service, and for bolstering our spirits? or will someone try to stick the festivus pole where the sun don't shine?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 12:16 AM (o6JGi)

382 *Funny* how when the hand-wringing starts about bombing Japan, there's no mention of such atrocities as the Battle of Manila, Bataan, et al. Anyone who does even the most basic factual research on what went down in the Pacific theater should ask why those weren't dropped sooner, not why.

Posted by: MSTisdale at November 12, 2017 12:16 AM (xHVD5)

383 Y5.....you know me....I always bring it

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 12:17 AM (mMeIQ)

384 Good night irongrampa!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 12, 2017 12:17 AM (6FqZa)

385 Fuck this shit everybody is just fucking assholes I thanked you for your service because I truly meant it my brother served in Iraq and Afghanistan and I was feeling greatful to our Veterans, really getting sick of snark and ugliness and bull fucking shit.

Posted by: lousagirl at November 12, 2017 12:17 AM (9plvG)

386 Drive safe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:13 AM (ycWCI)

Thank you. It's only about 160 miles, so no biggie.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 12:18 AM (CpI2D)

387 NaCly Dog with most of the answer to Aetius (about Japan avoiding the Big One).

As counter-factuals go, this is a comparatively clear/easy one. Right up until November '41 - just as the Dai Ichi Kido Butai departed Hokkaido waters for Hawaii - there was a live US proposal on Japanese moves in China (we'd call these "confidence-building measures" today) that many in the Japanese leadership wanted to accept, or at least work with. As NaCly Dog implied, these dealt with China outside Manchuria.

Here's the key twist. Unless Japan disgorged French Indo-China - which was the proximate cause for the oil embargo - Japan needed oil. So - take the Dutch East Indies, and present-day Brunei - but don't attack US forces. The Pearl Harbor attack was literally designed to pre-empt interference with the southern offensive. No need (as subsequent events confirmed, to the extent that can be done). Absent an attack on Hawaii or US forces in the Philippines, good luck to FDR getting us into a war with Japan.

And good luck to any US attempt to interfere with Japan's seizure of Indonesia, Borneo, Malaysia, and Singapore. With the land-based airpower they had in the region and (at that time) basically superior navy and naval air, Japan could probably have easily weathered any US effort to thwart the southern offensive. And devastated the US military even more than it was up to the fall of '42, probably the low-point in our weakness in the Pacific.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 12, 2017 12:18 AM (QDnY+)

388 382 *Funny* how when the hand-wringing starts about bombing Japan, there's no mention of such atrocities as the Battle of Manila, Bataan, et al. Anyone who does even the most basic factual research on what went down in the Pacific theater should ask why those weren't dropped sooner, not why.
Posted by: MSTisdale at November 12, 2017 12:16 AM (xHVD5)

This. The Japanese were pretty brutal to the 'conquered.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:18 AM (ycWCI)

389 oh, I'm back from the north-Denver Catholic singles meet up. Not a high turnout and I was definitely one of the youngest there (at 44).

Did get to talking with one of the next-youngest singles... who was 50something. She liked me. She told me she wished I was ten years older :^/
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November




Well between bingo and the early bird special surprised anyone was there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 12:18 AM (vuY5x)

390 Night all God Bless and keep you

Posted by: lousagirl at November 12, 2017 12:18 AM (9plvG)

391 Good night IG

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 12:19 AM (RFnEL)

392 So tempted to get the Hilton bed on principle.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 12:19 AM (vuY5x)

393 Welp, it's cold and flu season again.

There's a comic strip at FB by an apparently young Korean-American artist, Dami Lee. I like her stuff. Anyway this is funny IMHO:

https://tinyurl.com/y6wvdspw

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 12, 2017 12:19 AM (eMKNe)

394 Thank you. It's only about 160 miles, so no biggie.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 12:18 AM (CpI2D)

Heh.

I was talking to some friends from Europe in a game online, and I was trying to explain to them the distances involved for the drive for oh say, the drive from Dallas to El Paso. I do not think they quite got the idea.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:20 AM (ycWCI)

395 Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 12:14 AM (RFnEL)

Nice prayer.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 12:20 AM (8+Ozj)

396 Posted by: lousagirl at November 12, 2017 12:17 AM (9plvG)

Easy. Easy. Breathe Deep. Calm. Calm.

Those who would complain still deserve the thanks.

Perhaps they've had too many thanks that sounded hollow.

Perhaps they think of those who aren't here to be thanked.

I'll thank them and then drive on. Don't mean nothing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 12:20 AM (ZHNfk)

397 For fun I googled the Hilton Bed. You have an option to get the entire Hilton Bed, wheets, pillows, sham, everything, $2500. Well, frame is another $100. Were it up to me that would seem like the reasonable thing to do. One box to check and I am done.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 11, 2017 11:41 PM (vuY5x)


You know, a decent foam-core futon is about $300 for the queen size. The frame is a bit more, but I built one for my bed for under $100 in materials and cussing.

If you like a firm bed, it fits the bill.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 12:20 AM (2K6fY)

398 BTH....when is your next date?

You want to come to chez WDS for Thanksgiving? Y5 will be here and maybe PW

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 12:21 AM (mMeIQ)

399 Not Veteran material. But I did do some nasty crap today. I put a new pump in my daughters septic system.

And thanks for your service to all of you that have dealt with worse sh#t. And way more deadly outcomes to protect my family's freedoms.

Posted by: X-ray at November 12, 2017 12:22 AM (qCyRm)

400 You know, a decent foam-core futon is about $300 for the queen size. The frame is a bit more, but I built one for my bed for under $100 in materials and cussing.

If you like a firm bed, it fits the bill.
Posted by: Kindltot at November




Well, that does seem interesting but not worth the gamble. Would kill for a great night of sleep. Would kill serially to avoid suffering the misery of causing Mrs.YankeeFifth to sleep poorly.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 12:23 AM (vuY5x)

401 DawgehShow - I'll see what my parents are doing. They might want me home in Houston to check out their new terlit. (No, seriously)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 12, 2017 12:23 AM (6FqZa)

402 The Japanese were pretty brutal to the 'conquered.'
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Maybe we should have nuked some Kraut cities too. The Japanese aren't supine gammas rolling over for the mohammedans.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 12:23 AM (RFnEL)

403
What this about Paris Hilton in bed?

Did she put out another sex tape? Link?

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 12, 2017 12:24 AM (8O3HH)

404 Anyone who does even the most basic factual research on what went down in the Pacific theater should ask why those weren't dropped sooner, not why.

Posted by: MSTisdale at November 12, 2017 12:16 AM (xHVD5)


Well ... we had been firebombing the shit out of their wood cities for some time before. We knew how to fight a war, back then.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 12, 2017 12:24 AM (8gDQu)

405 Waves at bebe!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 12:25 AM (mMeIQ)

406 Maybe we should have nuked some Kraut cities too.

From what I read, they pretty much did nuke Dresden.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 12, 2017 12:25 AM (6FqZa)

407 387
NaCly Dog with most of the answer to Aetius (about Japan avoiding the Big One).



As counter-factuals go, this is a comparatively clear/easy one.
Right up until November '41 - just as the Dai Ichi Kido Butai departed
Hokkaido waters for Hawaii - there was a live US proposal on Japanese
moves in China (we'd call these "confidence-building measures" today)
that many in the Japanese leadership wanted to accept, or at least work
with. As NaCly Dog implied, these dealt with China outside Manchuria.



Here's the key twist. Unless Japan disgorged French Indo-China -
which was the proximate cause for the oil embargo - Japan needed oil. So
- take the Dutch East Indies, and present-day Brunei - but don't attack
US forces. The Pearl Harbor attack was literally designed to pre-empt
interference with the southern offensive. No need (as subsequent events
confirmed, to the extent that can be done). Absent an attack on Hawaii
or US forces in the Philippines, good luck to FDR getting us into a war
with Japan.



And good luck to any US attempt to interfere with Japan's seizure of
Indonesia, Borneo, Malaysia, and Singapore. With the land-based
airpower they had in the region and (at that time) basically superior
navy and naval air, Japan could probably have easily weathered any US
effort to thwart the southern offensive. And devastated the US military
even more than it was up to the fall of '42, probably the low-point in
our weakness in the Pacific.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 12, 2017 12:18 AM (QDnY+)

============
Bingo. Ultimately, the Japanese completely misread the domestic political situation in the US: They didn't NEED to attack Pearl Harbor, we were not getting involved if we weren't attacked. Period.

Posted by: Jackal at November 12, 2017 12:25 AM (o3+fQ)

408 After much refwection, I sorry I call Donard old.

Posted by: Kim Jong at November 12, 2017 12:25 AM (6II4w)

409
So tempted to get the Hilton bed on principle.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 12:19 AM (vuY5x)

When I drove home from Arizona last week, I stayed at Motel 6 in Pocatello, ID. They were renovating rooms, and a pile of old beds was just lying out there in the parking lot.Betcha if you went there, you could snag one for nothing, Y5.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 12:25 AM (CpI2D)

410 You know, the hippies of the 60s thought manners and etiquette were phony. you were supposed to be honest at all times and let it all hang out. well, how has that worked out for us? American society is cruder and ruder than it was 60 years ago, and leftists gathered in parks to scream at the sky and let it all hang out.

Being a polite person means that you thank people when you mean it - and sometimes when you don't, like when your aunt gives you an ugly Christmas sweater, because you recognize its right to express gratitude for something someone took the trouble to buy for you. It's not about your feelings.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at November 12, 2017 12:26 AM (P8951)

411 You want to come to chez WDS for Thanksgiving? Y5 will be here and maybe PW
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November




Going to be the high point of the society season. Everyone who is anyone will be there. Everyone on Westminster parades past WDS's house to pay tribute. Some minor euro royalty is bringing Paris Hilton as a date.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 12:26 AM (vuY5x)

412 Prince Ludwig, bomb wasn't ready for the krauts (Trinity was July '45, krauts surrendered May 8/9). Otherwise would have been used. Recall that Truman was in Potsdam with the others discussing Europe and finishing off Japan when he got the coded message "the baby is born". Stalin got his own message, through his own channel.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 12, 2017 12:26 AM (QDnY+)

413 When I drove home from Arizona last week, I stayed at Motel 6 in Pocatello, ID. They were renovating rooms, and a pile of old beds was just lying out there in the parking lot.Betcha if you went there, you could snag one for nothing, Y5.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November




LOL

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 12:27 AM (vuY5x)

414 The Sessions appointment - from the recusal on - seems to have been a huge mistake. He does nothing. He is invisible. And now it looks like his seat will, in the least, be tarnished to the point where we cannot count on it. Sessions better come through with something to make this all worth while.

Posted by: Eli Cash at November 12, 2017 12:27 AM (67sg6)

415 Lol.....AOP!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 12:27 AM (mMeIQ)

416 346 I gotta say, this Attorney Generalin' is much easier than Senatorin'.

Lots more zzzzz time available.

Posted by: Rip van Sessions at November 12, 2017 12:28 AM (0ogQG)

417 From what I read, they pretty much did nuke Dresden.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

I think the radiation might be a factor. They were both brutal bastards just 2 generations ago. Now, the Japanese might be weird but they're not culturally suicidal, but the Germans...

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 12:28 AM (RFnEL)

418 waves back at wds!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 12:28 AM (AqP+r)

419 Everyone on Westminster parades past WDS's house to pay tribute.

I'll need some time to build a big papier-mache porta potty. In the Byzantine style

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 12, 2017 12:28 AM (6FqZa)

420 Bebes!

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 12:28 AM (vuY5x)

421 17 Marines, Viet Nam, M-60 gunner with a 1911 on his hip and his assistant gunner with another belt of 7.62mm ready to feed the beast.

Hue, I do believe

Posted by: bill-o at November 12, 2017 12:30 AM (b7p1b)

422 Y5!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 12:31 AM (AqP+r)

423 Actually when you look at Japanese demographics they are committing suicide. they're not marrying and having kids....

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at November 12, 2017 12:31 AM (P8951)

424 Seriously, on the bed angle, Y5, do you have a "foam shop" in your neck of the woods? I had a super-single waterbed, and the water mattress was beginning to leak, so I shitcanned it, and went to a local foam shop, and got a mattress made. Two inches of memory foam laminated to four inches of regular urethane foam, about $300. It's very comfortable, and easier to get out of the bed, because it doesn't collapse completely when I'm sitting on it.

Worth every penny.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 12:33 AM (CpI2D)

425 The Sessions appointment - from the recusal on - seems to have been a huge mistake. He does nothing. He is invisible. And now it looks like his seat will, in the least, be tarnished to the point where we cannot count on it. Sessions better come through with something to make this all worth while.


Posted by: Eli Cash at November 12, 2017 12:27 AM (67sg6)


At this point him leaving a flaming bag of dog shit on Clinton's front steps would be more than he's been doing.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 12, 2017 12:33 AM (aMlLZ)

426 Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Mark Chesnutt, Randy Travis, Reba, George Strait, Ronnie Milsap, etc<<<

They are still working but not promoted by the slick new progressive country.

Posted by: gNewt at November 12, 2017 12:34 AM (/h17O)

427 30 I hate to say it but as a veteran, it kind of pisses me off when people who never served say "thank you for your service". Most of them could have served but chose not to

And then there are we who wanted very much to serve but were not able to (medical reasons in my case). Please be gracious and get the chip off your shoulder.

Posted by: bill-o at November 12, 2017 12:35 AM (b7p1b)

428
388 382 *Funny* how when the hand-wringing starts about bombing Japan, there's no mention of such atrocities as the Battle of Manila, Bataan, et al. Anyone who does even the most basic factual research on what went down in the Pacific theater should ask why those weren't dropped sooner, not why.
Posted by: MSTisdale at November 12, 2017 12:16 AM (xHVD5)

This. The Japanese were pretty brutal to the 'conquered.'
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:18 AM (ycWCI)








Indeed. Fact is, the Japanese slaughtered at least twice as many as the Nazis did, and in ways that would make a serial killer puke. Not because of a lack of supervision, but as a function of national policy.

There's that scene in the recent Godzilla remake where Ken Watanabe pulls out his father's Hiroshima watch and basically tries to shame the American admiral when they're talking about nukes. That shit pissed me off. I expected that the admiral should have repeatedly nut-punched Watanabe while screaming "Nanking", "Bataan", and "Unit 731".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 12, 2017 12:35 AM (eXA4G)

429 Bebe....
Y5 moves to Colorado.....and where does he move?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 12:36 AM (mMeIQ)

430 Actually when you look at Japanese demographics they are committing suicide. they're not marrying and having kids....
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V.

I've been meaning to do a blog post on this for a while. There is no Japanese "demographic problem". They're a large population living on a resource-poor archipelago, this is natural selection at work. In a few generations, the Japanese population will be smaller but more genetically fit. And most importantly, it will still be Japan.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 12:36 AM (RFnEL)

431 And as BTH was getting at, German cities got plenty of love from the Allies.

The cult of Hiroshima used to be mocked by many in Japan, but it's never received the scorn and refutation it deserves elsewhere.

It was a bomb, just a big one. Nothing magic about it. Not really, in context, a game-changer (as the utterly ruthless but rational Japanese army leadership sincerely reported to the throne following the attack). Casualty figures naturally are unreliable due to war-time chaos and destruction, but Tokyo's losses March 8/9 are in the same league as Hiroshima, and double that of Nagasaki. And that was just one raid. The major Japanese and German cities endured dozens of raids, many massive.

In its absurdity *and* moral imbecility, the faux controversy over the atomic bombings was really the model for all contemporary idiocy of that sort. If the emperor and his key adviser hadn't seized on the bombings as a rationale for surrender - as opposed to a reason for surrender, which from a military perspective they weren't - then Japan would have suffered a true holocaust, with vastly higher numbers of casualties and a much steeper climb to recovery.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 12, 2017 12:37 AM (QDnY+)

432 417 From what I read, they pretty much did nuke Dresden.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

I think the radiation might be a factor. They were both brutal bastards just 2 generations ago. Now, the Japanese might be weird but they're not culturally suicidal, but the Germans...
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November


They might not be culturally suicidal. But they are demographically suicidal.

Posted by: Buzzion - guess my sign at November 12, 2017 12:38 AM (cAnNx)

433 I've been meaning to do a blog post on this for a while. There is no Japanese "demographic problem". They're a large population living on a resource-poor archipelago, this is natural selection at work. In a few generations, the Japanese population will be smaller but more genetically fit. And most importantly, it will still be Japan.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 12:36 AM (RFnEL)

Interesting point. I was thinking about that myself. This is kind of natural selection. The people who have children now, will raise kids who have children, so on and so forth. Barring some great catastrophe, one would think they should survive.

On a business trip, all of the guys I met seemed pretty vital and normal (well, except for that one guy.) And the women... I am a sucker for delicate women. Of course, I am also a sucker for firebreathers, so it was a mixed bag.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:40 AM (ycWCI)

434 It didn't occur me to serve in the armed forces. When I was the right age, I don't even think many women were serving. That doesn't mean I can't think a veteran for their service. Last year on Veteran's Day I thanked someone I knew who had been an Iraqi war vet as well as Vietnam War Vet. This year I thanked a man sitting in a restaurant booth behind me and the man was wearing a WWII vet hat. He would have been the age of my father.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 12:40 AM (8+Ozj)

435 I'm watching a Spanish infomercial for a local car dealer, with plenty of expensive cars for sale.

Scrolling continuously along the bottom in Spanish is "no license, no insurance, no credit, no problem." Sheesh.

And of course the chick on here is smokin' hot. Great curves.

Posted by: Shep S. at November 12, 2017 12:41 AM (Jcg9Q)

436 The discussion on the previous thread got me thinking about classic trek. I am watching City on the Edge of Forever.

I love that Kirk's first response to a time portal is:
"Spock, couldn't we go back in time and prevent this mundane problem?!"

That, boys and girls, is a vital culture. Maybe foolish, sometimes wrong, but wanting to DO things.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:44 AM (ycWCI)

437 I don't believe any polls on Trump's approval numbers
+1

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 12, 2017 12:46 AM (3C9q2)

438 238 Is there really any meaningful pushback to the Moore story?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 11, 2017 11:21 PM (8+Ozj)

++++

There's what Moore himself said about each woman.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/how-roy-moore-
answered-each-accusers-allegations/article/2640367

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at November 12, 2017 12:47 AM (pvjTE)

439 I thanked a National Guard Sgt for his thirty and got a "no problem" and a slight grin.

Who knows where he served, how he served or if he just did his weekends and once a year 2 weeks and that's all.

DOESN'T. MATTER.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 12:47 AM (ZHNfk)

440 Here is a young lady getting hammered by firing a T-Gewer (WWI Anti-tank rifle) and really enjoying it

https://youtu.be/_ovHGvT4f9k

(the one with the Lewis gun made her happy too)

Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 12:48 AM (2K6fY)

441 My OTA TV picks up two Spanish language channels selling vehicles 24/7. Several of the dealerships represented are long time and well established.
There are no English language equivalents.

Posted by: gNewt at November 12, 2017 12:48 AM (/h17O)

442 There's a famous clip from City on the Edge of Forever where Kirk and Joan Collins walk in front of "Floyd's Barbershop". It was the one from Andy Griffith.

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

443 Fenelon, good to see you.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 12:49 AM (2K6fY)

444 Thank you to all my fellow vets.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 12, 2017 12:49 AM (0OmEj)

445 Hey and I didn't start lecturing everyone about the Umayyads even once!

Crap, another awards show to ignore.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 12:50 AM (IcT7t)

446 425
The Sessions appointment - from the recusal on - seems to have been a
huge mistake. He does nothing. He is invisible. And now it looks like
his seat will, in the least, be tarnished to the point where we cannot
count on it. Sessions better come through with something to make this
all worth while.





Posted by: Eli Cash at November 12, 2017 12:27 AM (67sg6)


It has been noted and reported that there are unusually large numbers of sealed indictments hanging in both the DC and NoVA districts. The speculation has been that Mueller has a bunch lined up.

I would like to think a few are from ol' Jeff''s shop, but then I am periodically optimistic.

Posted by: Miklos, a Molnar at November 12, 2017 12:50 AM (zCyNd)

447 (the one with the Lewis gun made her happy too)
Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 12:48 AM (2K6fY)

Pretty girl. 13.2mm on looking the rifle up on the wikipedia.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 12:51 AM (ycWCI)

448 429 Bebe....
Y5 moves to Colorado.....and where does he move?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 12:36 AM (mMeIQ)

well, from i saw earlier, he moved to westminster dog show. i didn't even know there was a town named after you in co

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 12:51 AM (JF37b)

449 I hear that Kim Jong Un has small hands.

Posted by: M. Rubio at November 12, 2017 12:53 AM (zCyNd)

450 Westminster CO was my stompin grounds my freshman year of HS...

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 12, 2017 12:53 AM (0OmEj)

451 Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 12:49 AM (2K6fY)

Thank you. I was supposed to be taking this week off-but then I reflectively clicked on ASHQ and here I am. :^) Well, I did pretty well. I made it up to Saturday night w/out posting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 12:54 AM (8+Ozj)

452 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 12:54 AM (8+Ozj)

You can't quit us. We're addictive.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 12:54 AM (ZHNfk)

453 Re: "Thank-you for your service"

My family roots identify ancestors fighting America's battles all the way back to the French and Indian wars. We don't view it as 'service' but, rather as a responsibility - an obligation of citizenship. We enlisted - waiting to be 'drafted' was for the few slackers.

For me the issue was never 'if' but when and where: 1960's, Viet Nam. Yes, I came back to insult and ridicule - and simple nods of recognition from the family. I don't feel that I belong to any special 'brotherhood' - not even (especially not even) within my own family.

I don't need to be thanked for my 'service', nor do I need special perks or rewards for simply performing a duty. But, I understand that many feel the need within themselves to offer it. I see no need to reject those offers nor to insult them. They don't - and will never - understand my background and I am not inclined to lecture them.

I have, however, found a way to respond that does not make either of us uncomfortable. When I am thanked my response is "The honor was mine." - and I leave it there.

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at November 12, 2017 12:55 AM (DX1E8)

454 Does anyone have any idea how to knock out a cold before it really gets underway?. I can feel one starting which worries me because I need to perform a show on Tuesday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 12:55 AM (8+Ozj)

455 I made it up to Saturday night w/out posting.

Not all fasts go as planned.

Especially when there's bacon.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 12:55 AM (IcT7t)

456 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 12:54 AM (ZHNfk)

There ought to be a 12 step program for ASHQ. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 12:56 AM (8+Ozj)

457 Does anyone have any idea how to knock out a cold before it really gets
underway?. I can feel one starting which worries me because I need to
perform a show on Tuesday.


I know a few people who swear by Zicam.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 12:56 AM (IcT7t)

458 455
I made it up to Saturday night w/out posting.

Not all fasts go as planned.

Especially when there's bacon.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 12:55 AM (IcT7t)

The food thread tends to be high calorie. And bacon-y.

Posted by: Weight non-Watcher at November 12, 2017 12:56 AM (zCyNd)

459 old geezer, I'm not sure of how to respond to your comment -- Is it okay for my mom, the widow of a 20 year veteran, to say "Thank you for your service" to anyone wearing a uniform? Cuz she does.

I guess that offends you. So be it. She ain't stopping her habit on your behalf. I've even told her that there are *some* who object to it.

It didn't even slow her down. And we live in an area with 2 military bases.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 12, 2017 12:57 AM (0ogQG)

460 Now, the Japanese might be weird but they're not culturally suicidal, but the Germans...

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 12:28 AM (RFnEL)


Exactly... just ask my 2D waifu!!1!

Posted by: Typical Young Japanese Male Fapping To Idols at November 12, 2017 12:58 AM (itfg0)

461 And it is demographic suicide. Yeah ok they are on an island with limited resources and space. But their birth rate is extremely low. Which means eventually they may hit the point they don't have a population to support their economy. And when they reach that point what will they do? Shrink their economy? Finally start having kids which it might be too late at that point? Or do they follow that European model and start bringing in people and proceed to commit the cultural suicide to go along with the demographic one?

Posted by: Buzzion - guess my sign at November 12, 2017 12:59 AM (cAnNx)

462 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 12:55 AM (8+Ozj)

Take some vitamin C (not the recommended dose but about 5 times that)

Then get some halls honey lemon drops.

That's what I do when I get a scratchy throat and feel an increase in phelgm in the throat.

Works so far. Of course staying away from sources of infection always helps. (children, door knobs, other people hacking away)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:00 AM (ZHNfk)

463 I don't seek out perks or rewards. Sure if they are offered I'm truly grateful. No need to thank me for my service but if you do I appreciate the gesture. I don't look down on anyone that did not serve however I do look up to anyone who did.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 12, 2017 01:01 AM (0OmEj)

464 460
Now, the Japanese might be weird



Japan does dominate the global tentacle pron market. I wonder what the staistical code is in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule...

Posted by: Import broker at November 12, 2017 01:02 AM (zCyNd)

465 457 I know a few people who swear by Zicam.


Posted by: Blanco Basura


Zicam is a homeopathic 'remedy'; I suggest anyone with a lick of common sense to look up homeopathy from a skeptical point of view first before laying down hard cash for one.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 12, 2017 01:02 AM (0ogQG)

466 Fenelon, Dad swears by Zinc Gluconate lozenges, I like hot lemon and water to chase it, and lots of it, and aspirin is always a good addition.

Keep warm, bleach the bathroom (I have no idea why that works) and take a long hot-hot bath to sweat it out followed by sleeping with as many covers on as you can stand and telling your beloved others to graunch off.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 01:03 AM (2K6fY)

467 Zicam is a homeopathic 'remedy'; I suggest anyone
with a lick of common sense to look up homeopathy from a skeptical point
of view first before laying down hard cash for one.
Posted by: GnuBreed at November 12, 2017 01:02 AM (0ogQG)


But it is proven, the less I take the better it works!

Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 01:03 AM (2K6fY)

468 When the time comes the leftists won't even get coffins much less flags, at best they will get dogshit covering their faces, that's the most that they deserve.

Posted by: JoshO at November 12, 2017 01:04 AM (Z/ntx)

469 455 I made it up to Saturday night w/out posting.
Not all fasts go as planned.
Especially when there's bacon.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 12:55 AM (IcT7t)

ooooh bacon

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:05 AM (JF37b)

470 The universal Hungarian remedy for any kind of cold, flu, etc. is garlic and brandy (taken separately). Tea is considered beneficial but optional, depending on brandy intake.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at November 12, 2017 01:06 AM (zCyNd)

471 Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 01:06 AM (8+Ozj)

472 In Japan, it's a mutual disregard. A large number of both genders seem to regard sex/procreation as a burden and not worth the effort.

They will regret this attitude when they get older and lonelier.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:06 AM (ZHNfk)

473 Which means eventually they may hit the point they don't have a population to support their economy. And when they reach that point what will they do? Shrink their economy?
Posted by: Buzzion - guess my sign

The productivity of the average Japanese worker (forgive the Marxian term) has been skyrocketing over the last 20 years due to AI and automation. The only real economic problem they face is an upside down entitlements system (which every developed nation is facing) that they have decided is better to face as a unified Japanese people rather than importing 3rd world savages.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 01:08 AM (RFnEL)

474 453---When I am thanked my response is "The honor was mine." - and I leave it there.
Posted by: Lurking Cynic at November 12, 2017 12:55 AM (DX1E
-----------------------------
Beautiful response.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 12, 2017 01:08 AM (0jtPF)

475 Bebe...go figure... .the whole town is named after me and that is where the Y5s settled?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 01:10 AM (mMeIQ)

476 Bebe...go figure... .the whole town is named after me and that is where the Y5s settled?

Dude knows quality people live there.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 01:11 AM (IcT7t)

477 "30
I hate to say it but as a veteran, it kind of pisses me off when people
who never served say "thank you for your service". Most of them could
have served but chose not to and left it to the very few of us who have.
Just leave it alone. We don't need your validation. You are NOT part of
the brotherhood."
Yes This!
You are not morally a Citizen if you didn't serve.
but if you still want to thank a vet the way to do
so is to fight the democrats and rinos at every turn, their supporters
too, never miss the chance to poke holes in their bullshit and make them
look stupid in public or private or internet. Don't let them throw away
the nation we all love and vets fought for.

Posted by: JoshO at November 12, 2017 01:11 AM (Z/ntx)

478 I'm glad Obama beat John McCain.
I'm glad Obama beat Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Sandy at November 12, 2017 01:11 AM (aE2DP)

479
MeTV is running an Outer Limits episode starring Robert Duval. Alien mind control. 4 soldiers are shot in the head, they mysteriously survive, and their IQs become very high. They find they all have mysterious brain wave patterns...........it's aliens.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 12, 2017 01:12 AM (8O3HH)

480 467 But it is proven, the less I take the better it works!


Posted by: Kindltot


Heh, you got it. Homeopathy's big claim to fame is further you dilute the original 'formula', the stronger it's effect. You touched a piece of zinc to a pint of water? Bad. Dilute that solution 20 million times; now we're talkin'. Dilute it 40 million times? Whoa, that's extra potent! You see, the water 'remembers' its origins.

No shit, folks -- As Dave Barry would say, I ain't making this up.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 12, 2017 01:13 AM (0ogQG)

481 I just had an offer accepted on a condo. I'm gonna be a homeowner! Yay, me!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at November 12, 2017 01:13 AM (H4W5N)

482 What a great Veterans' Day ONT. I might not be the only one logging on, eager to express gratitude, but disuadded. I cried.

I was born in 1960, so I watched what they wanted shown about Nam on tv. I watched the ping pong ball lottery, knowing potential draftees. I watched the horrible way the whole damn thing was run, the nasty celebrity undermining and the despicable way people were treated upon return. I saw them try to do this in the Iraq war, too. But while they tried to show us being the bad guys, they found atrocities of war that they couldn't handle.

It just breaks my heart that vets can't feel that, "Thanks" might not be heartfelt. Please know that from most of us, it is.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:14 AM (GzDYP)

483 USN.....still in Colorado?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 01:14 AM (mMeIQ)

484 478
I'm glad Obama beat John McCain.

I'm glad Obama beat Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Sandy at November 12, 2017 01:11 AM (aE2DP)

I would have beaten Obama if I really wanted to!

Posted by: *hic!* at November 12, 2017 01:14 AM (zCyNd)

485 Bebe...go figure... .the whole town is named after me and that is where the Y5s settled?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November




Well do morons have a choice?




Were I not going to your house for Thanksgiving I would have told everyone I was in and out of Westminster all weekend this weekend. However, I am not saying that.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:15 AM (vuY5x)

486
I have, however, found a way to respond that does not make either of us uncomfortable. When I am thanked my response is "The honor was mine." - and I leave it there.

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at November 12, 2017 12:55 AM (DX1E



Well said.

This man is my brother! (from anuthah muthah, etc.)

I didn't go to combat in my USAF service. But did have to draw my weapon and aim it with deadly intent, twice. (USAF cop)

Fortunately, in both instances, the miscreant rightly discerned my lethal intentions, and complied with commands.

Wise for them, given that I was on the base rifle & pistol team, and on the list as an alternate for the Air Training Command team. (I was ace on the S&W Model 15, .38 spl. revolver, but *hated* the worn-out M-16 A1 rifles we were issued in those Carter era days.)

And frankly, having served IN the Carter era, IS my tale of military hardship, woe and suffering.

Post Vietnam, and pre-Grenada. Just such low point in all of the services.

In the match of Carter vs. the Rabbit, I was cheering for the Rabbit.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at November 12, 2017 01:15 AM (QzJWU)

487 481 I just had an offer accepted on a condo. I'm gonna be a homeowner! Yay, me!
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at November 12, 2017 01:13 AM (H4W5N)

Congrats!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:15 AM (ycWCI)

488 Yup, Castle rock...

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 12, 2017 01:16 AM (0OmEj)

489 Heh, you got it. Homeopathy's big claim to fame is further you dilute the original 'formula', the stronger it's effect. You touched a piece of zinc to a pint of water? Bad. Dilute that solution 20 million times; now we're talkin'. Dilute it 40 million times? Whoa, that's extra potent! You see, the water 'remembers' its origins.

No shit, folks -- As Dave Barry would say, I ain't making this up.
Posted by: GnuBreed

Mitchell and Webb did that homeopathy bit:
https://youtu.be/HMGIbOGu8q0

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 01:16 AM (RFnEL)

490 Does anyone have any idea how to knock out a cold
before it really gets underway?. I can feel one starting which worries
me because I need to perform a show on Tuesday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 12:55 AM (8+Ozj)
Here in Canada there is a product called ColdFX, which, in my personal experience, if I take it at the first suspicion of a cold, will ward it off. Supposedly boosts the immune system, based on ginseng. Once a cold gets going, though, it is useless.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 01:16 AM (CpI2D)

491 .it's aliens.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 12, 2017 01:12 AM (8O3HH)

Finally!! Somebody actually says ITS ALIENS!!

Posted by: Discovery Channel at November 12, 2017 01:16 AM (zCyNd)

492 Thanks, Aetius!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at November 12, 2017 01:17 AM (H4W5N)

493 And it is demographic suicide. Yeah ok they are on an island with limited resources and space. But their birth rate is extremely low. Which means eventually they may hit the point they don't have a population to support their economy. And when they reach that point what will they do? Shrink their economy? Finally start having kids which it might be too late at that point? Or do they follow that European model and start bringing in people and proceed to commit the cultural suicide to go along with the demographic one?

Posted by: Buzzion - guess my sign at November 12, 2017 12:59 AM (cAnNx)


What do you think the nekomimi robot waifus are for?

Posted by: 猫耳Mode at November 12, 2017 01:17 AM (itfg0)

494 MeTV is running an Outer Limits episode starring Robert Duval. Alien mind control. 4 soldiers are shot in the head, they mysteriously survive, and their IQs become very high. They find they all have mysterious brain wave patterns...........it's aliens.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November




So not magic bullets?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:17 AM (vuY5x)

495 PW......yea! So happy for you!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at November 12, 2017 01:17 AM (mMeIQ)

496 487
481 I just had an offer accepted on a condo. I'm gonna be a homeowner! Yay, me!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at November 12, 2017 01:13 AM (H4W5N)



Congrats!



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:15 AM (ycWCI)

Your fees and dues are already overdue. And don't even think about a flag.

Posted by: your HOA at November 12, 2017 01:18 AM (zCyNd)

497 One thing about cures of questionable provenance: Mindset is important.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:18 AM (ycWCI)

498 You are not morally a Citizen if you didn't serve.

wow. seriously? that wasn't my dad's attitude, and he was a poster boy for the Marines until the day he died.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:18 AM (JF37b)

499 Your fees and dues are already overdue. And don't even think about a flag.
Posted by: your HOA at November




yep, roll that rainbow right back up.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:18 AM (vuY5x)

500 Will Zicam work against the bubonic plague? I was thinking of exhuming my grandmother for tea time.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 12, 2017 01:19 AM (oiItG)

501 You are not morally a Citizen if you didn't serve.


Horseshit!

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 12, 2017 01:19 AM (0OmEj)

502 Dammit, I do that every time.

Posted by: Country Boy at November 12, 2017 01:19 AM (Jcg9Q)

503 You are not morally a Citizen if you didn't serve.

wow. seriously? that wasn't my dad's attitude, and he was a poster boy for the Marines until the day he died.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November




he is trolling.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:19 AM (vuY5x)

504 he is trolling.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:19 AM (vuY5x)

You can tell by the bridge headgear.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:21 AM (ycWCI)

505 497
One thing about cures of questionable provenance: Mindset is important.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:18 AM (ycWCI)

Especially the mindset of the provenor.

Posted by: Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy and many dubious fortunes at November 12, 2017 01:21 AM (zCyNd)

506 73 Which means eventually they may hit the point they don't have a population to support their economy. And when they reach that point what will they do? Shrink their economy?
Posted by: Buzzion - guess my sign

The productivity of the average Japanese worker (forgive the Marxian term) has been skyrocketing over the last 20 years due to AI and automation. The only real economic problem they face is an upside down entitlements system (which every developed nation is facing) that they have decided is better to face as a unified Japanese people rather than importing 3rd world savages.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 01:08 AM (RFnEL)


But for how long does that stay true? Do they eventually hit the point where they don't even have the workers to keep the automation running?

Posted by: Buzzion - guess my sign at November 12, 2017 01:21 AM (cAnNx)

507 Yes This!
You are not morally a Citizen if you didn't serve.
but if you still want to thank a vet the way to do
so is to fight the democrats and rinos at every turn, their supporters
too, never miss the chance to poke holes in their bullshit and make them
look stupid in public or private or internet. Don't let them throw away
the nation we all love and vets fought for.
Posted by: JoshO at November




so obviously stupid you should be ashamed to ever use the nic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:22 AM (vuY5x)

508 Thanks, Westy!

And "your HOA" @ 1:18... Boo! It's not like I'm an NFL player or something. I'm still allowed to be a patriot!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at November 12, 2017 01:22 AM (H4W5N)

509 Actually, I've found Zicam to work pretty well. The zinc increases the libido too, for what it's worth.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 12, 2017 01:22 AM (oiItG)

510 You are not morally a Citizen if you didn't serve.

You do know there are those who wished to serve, but were not able to do so for various reasons, right? Shall we condemn them for being denied the privilege?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 01:22 AM (IcT7t)

511
You can tell by the bridge headgear.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:21 AM (ycWCI)


Maximum height 11' 8''?

Posted by: Low Bridge ahead at November 12, 2017 01:23 AM (zCyNd)

512 Actually, I've found Zicam to work pretty well. The zinc increases the libido too, for what it's worth.

And there you have it, hard evidence.

Maybe I should rephrase that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 01:23 AM (IcT7t)

513 he is trolling.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:19 AM (vuY5x)


Are you sure he is not trying to revive the active/passive citizen debate of the 1791 Estates general that led to the Sans-culotte riots . . .

nah, right. He's trolling

Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 01:24 AM (2K6fY)

514 So, were there any founding fathers that did not serve in our military?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:24 AM (vuY5x)

515 Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 12, 2017 01:19 AM (0OmEj)

I'm taking all of the comments about the intent of those who show their appreciation and the idea that someone isn't a citizen because they didn't serve is just anti-American in my view as an indicator that the commenter is feeling survivors remorse, missing those who gave all and wishing it were not so and resenting those who are alive.

It happens. It's a common psychological occurrence.

I wish them well but wish they would keep their grief to themselves instead of taking it out on the innocent.

But still, I understand. All that lives will die. And that's a fact. How and when are the only factors within our control and even then not always. Be grateful you live in a country that allows you as much choice as you can take hold of.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:24 AM (ZHNfk)

516 504 he is trolling.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:19 AM (vuY5x)
You can tell by the bridge headgear.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 20

That explains the smell.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:24 AM (JF37b)

517 And there you have it, hard evidence.

Maybe I should rephrase that.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 01:23 AM (IcT7t)

Sure:

"Evidence of the hard"

"Evidence, which is hard"

"Evidence of...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:25 AM (ycWCI)

518 Kindletot @513:

Nah, he's just read 'Starship Troopers' too many times.

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at November 12, 2017 01:25 AM (DX1E8)

519 hardi-har-har?

Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 01:25 AM (2K6fY)

520 >> So not magic bullets?

Alien bullets. Duval just found the ore from which the bullets were made. Meteorite. Alien life form inside.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at November 12, 2017 01:25 AM (8O3HH)

521 Wanna talk 'hard' evidence?

You should have seen the hard evidence that Viagra worked. OMG. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 12, 2017 01:26 AM (eMKNe)

522 514 So, were there any founding fathers that did not serve in our military?

Sorry ... Too busy inventing stuff and stuffing French ladies.

Posted by: Benjamin Franklin at November 12, 2017 01:26 AM (oiItG)

523 514
So, were there any founding fathers that did not serve in our military?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:24 AM (vuY5x)


John Adams, T. Jefferson, etc.

Patrick Henry was a chickenhawk.

Posted by: A Peoples' History at November 12, 2017 01:26 AM (zCyNd)

524 That explains the smell.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:24 AM (JF37b)

No. That is just the poor personal hygiene. I mean, there is a stream right there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:26 AM (ycWCI)

525 So, were there any founding fathers that did not serve in our military?

Sorry ... Too busy inventing stuff and stuffing French ladies.
Posted by: Benjamin Franklin at November



You are so morally not a citizen, but you are a moron.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:27 AM (vuY5x)

526 Starship Troopers was the epitome of the active-passive citizen debate.

Much as Time for the Stars discussed as a side note the obligations of the citizen under classic liberalism and natural law philosophy.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 01:27 AM (2K6fY)

527 You are so morally not a citizen, but you are a moron.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:27 AM (vuY5x)

Change the masthead!

"Personally endorsed by Ben Franklin!"

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:27 AM (ycWCI)

528 I have a new plan for my life that will take care of all these problems.

I am going to talk to people only by phone, email or internet. I will not speak to anyone in public or face to face anywhere.

That way everyone will be happy.

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 12, 2017 01:28 AM (3myMJ)

529 489 Mitchell and Webb did that homeopathy bit:

https://youtu.be/HMGIbOGu8q0

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable


Yeah, that's a good representation. Thanks for your service

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 12, 2017 01:28 AM (0ogQG)

530 Posted by: JoshO at November









so obviously stupid you should be ashamed to ever use the nic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:22 AM (vuY5x)

Maybe he's Joshin'.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at November 12, 2017 01:28 AM (zCyNd)

531 Sorry ... Too busy inventing stuff and stuffing French ladies.
Posted by: Benjamin Franklin

So you didn't face bullets but you faced the pox for your country. And not just any pox, but French pox.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 01:28 AM (RFnEL)

532
I have a new plan for my life that will take care of all these problems.



I am going to talk to people only by phone, email or internet. I will not speak to anyone in public or face to face anywhere.



That way everyone will be happy.


Well, we appreciate it.

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at November 12, 2017 01:29 AM (IcT7t)

533 Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, Denver's newest homeowner at November 12, 2017 01:30 AM (H4W5N)

534 Yep ... Heinlein had a way to make one think. Always amazes me to hear him described as some kind of Nazi. He offered a host of ideas but rarely supplied his own answers - except by inference.

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at November 12, 2017 01:30 AM (DX1E8)

535 512 And there you have it, hard evidence.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 01:23 AM (IcT7t)

you said hard. heh.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:30 AM (JF37b)

536 Well, we appreciate it.
Posted by: Bob from the NSA at November 12, 2017 01:29 AM (IcT7t)

How ya doin' Bob? We miss you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:31 AM (ycWCI)

537 533 Good night, everyone!
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, Denver's newest homeowner at November 12, 2017 01:30 AM (H4W5N)

Night man. And Congrats again.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:31 AM (ycWCI)

538 We wish to categorically deny any and all allegations that the poster "Josh0" is in any way affiliated with our organisation.


Posted by: Macedonian Troll Farms, Societe Anonyme at November 12, 2017 01:31 AM (zCyNd)

539 I've got a beautiful 28 degrees here tonight so far. How about you all?

#LookingForNiceRetirementPlaces

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:32 AM (GzDYP)

540 Congratulations, PW! Man's home is his castle!

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 12, 2017 01:33 AM (3myMJ)

541 We wish to categorically deny any and all allegations that the poster "Josh0" is in any way affiliated with our organisation.


Posted by: Macedonian Troll Farms, Societe Anonyme at November




well in his defense he has been working 5 holes for 10 hours and he was on his break.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:33 AM (vuY5x)

542 A balmy 42 here in Lexington. After the 26 of last night, it is positively tropical!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:33 AM (ycWCI)

543 Night all,

Thank a vet (my wife thanked me this morning. iykwim.)

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 12, 2017 01:33 AM (0OmEj)

544 "I've got a beautiful 28 degrees here tonight so far. How about you all?"


18 here.

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 12, 2017 01:35 AM (3myMJ)

545 Should Trump troll John McCain about enjoying his time in Hanoi or would that be in poor taste?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 12, 2017 01:35 AM (oiItG)

546 543 Night all,

Thank a vet (my wife thanked me this morning. iykwim.)

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 12, 2017 01:33 AM (0OmEj)

Night man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:35 AM (ycWCI)

547 Posted by: A Peoples' History at November 12, 2017 01:26 AM (zCyNd)

you do realize that that is also a term used to denote an older gay male who prefers younger ones?

Like Kevin Spacey.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:36 AM (ZHNfk)

548 I'm just saying that if you see the word homeopathy or homeopathic anywhere on the label of the product you pick up in a store,

Throw the bottle in one direction, your wallet in the opposite, and follow your heart.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 12, 2017 01:36 AM (0ogQG)

549 I've got a beautiful 28 degrees here tonight so far. How about you all?



#LookingForNiceRetirementPlaces
Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:32 AM (GzDYP)


Makes the Metric system seem enticing, doesn't it?

night all.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 12, 2017 01:36 AM (2K6fY)

550
well in his defense he has been working 5 holes for 10 hours and he was on his break.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:33 AM (vuY5x)

I've been working the one hole for 10 hours.

I get no breaks.

Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield, reincarnated as a Nevada whore at November 12, 2017 01:36 AM (zCyNd)

551 Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 12, 2017 01:33 AM (0OmEj)

Good night and Thank you, you lucky guy!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:36 AM (GzDYP)

552 Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:35 AM (ycWCI)

What? She gave you a handshake and a pat on the back?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:37 AM (ZHNfk)

553 545 Should Trump troll John McCain about enjoying his time in Hanoi or would that be in poor taste?
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 12, 2017 01:35 AM (oiItG)

I had a joke, but it was definitely in poor taste, even for McCain.

I had a second one, but it was also in poor taste, dammit.

How about: How they hanging, John?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:37 AM (ycWCI)

554 oo, wrong addresseeosted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 12, 2017 01:33 AM (0OmEj)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:39 AM (ZHNfk)

555 Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:37 AM (ycWCI)

Q. So John what did you do in Hanoi? Just hang around?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:39 AM (ZHNfk)

556 544 "I've got a beautiful 28 degrees here tonight so far. How about you all?"

18 here.


57 at house of mouse

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:40 AM (AqP+r)

557 554 oo, wrong addresseeosted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 12, 2017 01:33 AM (0OmEj)
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:39 AM (ZHNfk)

Hah. That could have gone poorly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:40 AM (ycWCI)

558 "I've got a beautiful 28 degrees here tonight so far. How about you all?"


18 here.


Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 12, 2017 01:35 AM (3myMJ)


It was a chilly 70 degrees here today...

Posted by: The Desert Hat at November 12, 2017 01:41 AM (itfg0)

559 Watching "Shore Leave". Ensign Barrows could give me a back rub anytime.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:41 AM (ycWCI)

560 Should Trump troll John McCain about enjoying his time in Hanoi or would that be in poor taste?
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie

I think he should keep it subdued, like:

Hey @senMcCain who has 2 thumbs and no terminal illness...

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 01:41 AM (RFnEL)

561 I think he should keep it subdued, like:

Hey @senMcCain who has 2 thumbs and no terminal illness...
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 01:41 AM (RFnEL)

Hah!

Nice!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:42 AM (ycWCI)

562 The snoozer calls, and I cannot refuse.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 12, 2017 01:43 AM (QzJWU)

563 Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 01:41 AM (RFnEL)

"High five, John!"

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:43 AM (ZHNfk)

564 490 Does anyone have any idea how to knock out a cold
before it really gets underway?. I can feel one starting which worries
me because I need to perform a show on Tuesday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 12, 2017 12:55 AM (8+Ozj)


Airborne. Foolproof. I get the lemon-lime version, drop it into cranberry juice, et voila: a healthy cocktail.

Posted by: Shopgirl: Congrats Alex Gordon, Wilson Defensive PoY at November 12, 2017 01:43 AM (IpsQV)

565 Posted by: Jim at November 12, 2017 01:43 AM (QzJWU)

Night, John.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:44 AM (ycWCI)

566 Hmmm, Bebe. 57 sounds toasty warm, right about now.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:45 AM (GzDYP)

567 57 at house of mouse





Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:40 AM (AqP+r)

-5 C here, NW of of Rotten Monkey House, Alberta. Which is not too bad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 01:45 AM (CpI2D)

568 How ya doin' Bob? We miss you.

Working lots of overtime lately. The new boss has got us tapping into lots of human traffickers. Nice to get after real bad guys for a change.

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at November 12, 2017 01:45 AM (IcT7t)

569 Trump his should make a joke that he is as serious about the norks as mccain and dole in an arm wrestling contest, or something.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:45 AM (vuY5x)

570 Working lots of overtime lately. The new boss has got us tapping into lots of human traffickers. Nice to get after real bad guys for a change.
Posted by: Bob from the NSA at November 12, 2017 01:45 AM (IcT7t)

Keep up the 'good' work, Bob.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:46 AM (ycWCI)

571 It was a chilly 70 degrees here today...
Posted by: The Desert Hat at November 12, 2017 01:41 AM (itfg0)

We got to 50. Sunny and nice.

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 12, 2017 01:46 AM (3myMJ)

572 "I've got a beautiful 28 degrees here tonight so far. How about you all?"



18 here.



Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 12, 2017 01:35 AM (3myMJ)



It was a chilly 70 degrees here today...


I was in shorts today, 84 is still too warm for regular pants.

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at November 12, 2017 01:46 AM (IcT7t)

573 And sock failed the temp check.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 01:47 AM (IcT7t)

574 539 I've got a beautiful 28 degrees here tonight so far. How about you all?

#LookingForNiceRetirementPlaces
Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:32 AM (GzDYP)
-------------------------------
28 degrees where I am too.
I do not approve.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 12, 2017 01:47 AM (0jtPF)

575 566 Hmmm, Bebe. 57 sounds toasty warm, right about now.
Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:45 AM (GzDYP)

i'm cold. i know, i can hear you rolling your eyes, lol. sitting here with a coffee, enjoying the christmas lights.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:48 AM (AqP+r)

576 Working lots of overtime lately. The new boss has got us tapping into lots of human traffickers. Nice to get after real bad guys for a change.
Posted by: Bob from the NSA at November 12, 2017 01:45 AM (IcT7t)


F**k...

Posted by: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at November 12, 2017 01:48 AM (itfg0)

577 McCain managed to piss away all the cred he had from his days as a POW.

Even John Glenn didn't manage to ruin his astronaut cred until the very end with his trade of going into space for his no vote on Bill Clinton's impeachment trial.

It's a shame when heroes fall. And especially for so petty a payment.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:48 AM (ZHNfk)

578 Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:36 AM (GzDYP)

63 here in Ft. Worth tonight. Does that help?

Posted by: Country Boy at November 12, 2017 01:49 AM (Jcg9Q)

579 569
Trump his should make a joke that he is as serious about the norks as
mccain and dole in an arm wrestling contest, or something.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 01:45 AM (vuY5x)

Easier to troll lil' Kim.
Trumpy says, ''you must be THIS TALL'' to sign agreement sparing yourself and your country...

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at November 12, 2017 01:49 AM (zCyNd)

580 Working lots of overtime lately. The new boss has got us tapping into lots of human traffickers. Nice to get after real bad guys for a change.
Posted by: Bob from the NSA

I'm a totally heterosexual guy who loves guns and boobies, but I think this whole thing over Hollywood and their "proclivities" is totally overblown. It's time to move on already.

Posted by: Spevin Kacey at November 12, 2017 01:49 AM (RFnEL)

581 The new boss has got us tapping into lots of human traffickers. Nice to get after real bad guys for a change.
Posted by: Bob from the NSA at November 12, 2017 01:45 AM (IcT7t)

Bil was into that fight while the JEF was in charge. Sadly, wasn't able to get much done. I wonder if he's sad he retired.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:50 AM (GzDYP)

582 572. I was in shorts today, 84 is still too warm for regular pants.
Posted by: Bob from the NSA at November 12, 2017 01:46

which hawaiian island is bob on?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:50 AM (AqP+r)

583 I mean every word I say. Fuck all your selfish asses, you as much as democrats are why this country is falling apart. Keep thinking "looking out for your own" means just your family. Keep patting yourselves on the back, keep telling yourselves how clever you are for having never served. You are every bit the parasite as the democrats are, you just smile as you drink the nation's life blood"You do know there are those who wished to serve, but were not able to do
so for various reasons, right? Shall we condemn them for being denied
the privilege?" Yea, like all six of you eat shit for trying to pull privilege on anyone, otherwise a pat on the back and "nice try"

Posted by: JoshO at November 12, 2017 01:50 AM (Z/ntx)

584 Chuck Yeager is still alive. He is 94.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 01:51 AM (ycWCI)

585 I love it when it's cold or rainy outside and I'm all snugly in my house and then the furnace kicks on.

Aahhhh. Civilization American Style.

We're the envy of the world. Even Europe which has a very high standard of living can't come close.

So when they yell and shout how "hyperpower" we are and arrogant and cowboys. just say "F**k Yeah. Bitches".

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:52 AM (ZHNfk)

586 530 WTF? I guess Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson weren't citizens???

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 01:52 AM (9TR2V)

587 Even John Glenn didn't manage to ruin his astronaut cred until the very
end with his trade of going into space for his no vote on Bill Clinton's
impeachment trial.


Thank you! I felt like I was the only one who got that. And they pulled that shit after forcing Story Musgrave to retire due to "old age".

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 01:52 AM (IcT7t)

588
It's a shame when heroes fall. And especially for so petty a payment.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:48 AM (ZHNfk)

Custom quotes available!

Posted by: Clay Feet Replacements, Inc. at November 12, 2017 01:52 AM (zCyNd)

589 Trumpy says, ''you must be THIS TALL'' to sign agreement sparing yourself and your country...

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at November 12, 2017 01:49 AM (zCyNd)

I absolutely love this.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:53 AM (GzDYP)

590 John Wayne wasn't a citizen?
Fulton Sheen wasn't?

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 01:54 AM (9TR2V)

591 It's a crying (screaming?) shame that the Left has so poisoned our 'common' life that humor is impossible.
Because Trump is genuinely funny.
That "short and fat" tweet was a hoot.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 12, 2017 01:54 AM (0jtPF)

592 Trump's not a citizen???

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 01:54 AM (9TR2V)

593 582
572. I was in shorts today, 84 is still too warm for regular pants.

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at November 12, 2017 01:46



which hawaiian island is bob on?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:50 AM (AqP+r)

It isn't an ''island'' per se. He means it's 84 inside the secret volcano control center.

Posted by: Miklos knows at November 12, 2017 01:54 AM (zCyNd)

594 Posted by: JoshO at November 12, 2017 01:50 AM (Z/ntx)

Somebody didn't take their meds tonight.

Posted by: Country Boy at November 12, 2017 01:55 AM (Jcg9Q)

595 Judge Judy isn't a citizen?

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 01:55 AM (9TR2V)

596 63 here in Ft. Worth tonight. Does that help?
Posted by: Country Boy at November 12, 2017 01:49 AM (Jcg9Q)

Yes! Thanx. California born ODDad actually said to me yesterday, "Texas?"

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:56 AM (GzDYP)

597 OK, JoshO, I can see you won't be here for long. In the meantime, *plonk*.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 01:56 AM (IcT7t)

598 Ace isn't a citizen???

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 01:57 AM (9TR2V)

599 594 Somebody didn't take their meds tonight.
Posted by: Country Boy at November 12, 2017 01:55 AM (

it's been longer than just tonight.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:57 AM (AqP+r)

600 He is not Judge Judy and executioner!

Posted by: PC Danny Butterman at November 12, 2017 01:57 AM (RFnEL)

601 Note the words and phrasing that JoshahOle is using.

Sounds to me that he's gotten lost on his way to Huffpo.

GFY JoshahOle

Come out and play with the big boys.

Spout off your nonsense like you're some brave soul when all you spew is words. Not even words but digital bits.

Anyone can be a hero facing digital bits spewed by a digital bitch.

Show up at a MoMee and start your sh*t. See how far that gets you. About to the door and maybe the parking lot, I'd guess.

you in your jammies? Is that your Mom I hear upstairs telling you to knock it off and get to bed?

Better tuck in cause you know what she'll do next.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 01:57 AM (ZHNfk)

602 594
Posted by: JoshO at November 12, 2017 01:50 AM (Z/ntx)



Somebody didn't take their meds tonight.

Posted by: Country Boy at November 12, 2017 01:55 AM (Jcg9Q)


Or took somebody else's.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at November 12, 2017 01:57 AM (zCyNd)

603 582
which hawaiian island is bob on?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:50 AM (AqP+r)
-------------------------------------
Nah. He's in a cubicle at Ft. Meade MD, with the thermostat cranked up to 85.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 12, 2017 01:58 AM (0jtPF)

604 I'm starting a drive to earn Ace his citizenship.
Someone go down to a recruiter this week and sign him up for a stint in the Marines
*At least in the Seabees he'd learn how to build a decent shelf*

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 01:59 AM (9TR2V)

605 i'm cold. i know, i can hear you rolling your eyes, lol. sitting here with a coffee, enjoying the christmas lights.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 01:48 AM (AqP+r)

No eye rolling here, except at that Joshing guy. Jealous that you've got lights up, tho. Enjoy!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 01:59 AM (GzDYP)

606 583 JoshO, here's a bag of dicks.

Thank you for your chewing.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 12, 2017 02:00 AM (0ogQG)

607 601 Hahaha yee-uhh!!!

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:00 AM (9TR2V)

608
"WTF? I guess Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson weren't citizens???
"
Certainly contributors, worthy of merit, but no, not citizens by any reasonable definition.

Posted by: JoshO at November 12, 2017 02:00 AM (Z/ntx)

609 That "short and fat" tweet was a hoot.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 12, 2017 01:54 AM (0jtPF)

It's a War Crime! Geneva Conceptions!!

Posted by: Rep. Frederica Wilson at November 12, 2017 02:00 AM (zCyNd)

610 Nah. He's in a cubicle at Ft. Meade MD, with the thermostat cranked up to 85.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 12, 2017 01:58 AM (0jtPF)


He's in cubicle 85. Underground level 6.

Posted by: Ahmed from NSA at November 12, 2017 02:02 AM (zCyNd)

611 608 So Jefferson was a usurper of the Presidency?
*Guess we have to give the Louisiana Purchase back*

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:03 AM (9TR2V)

612 Well, I'm calling it for the night.

God bless the good ship America and all who serve on her. We're taking on water but hopefully Capt. Trump can get us to port before we go under.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 02:04 AM (RFnEL)

613 611
608 So Jefferson was a usurper of the Presidency?

*Guess we have to give the Louisiana Purchase back*

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:03 AM (9TR2V)

C'est vrai!

Posted by: Napoleon XIV, legal heir at November 12, 2017 02:04 AM (zCyNd)

614 611 608 So Jefferson was a usurper of the Presidency?
*Guess we have to give the Louisiana Purchase back*
Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:03 AM (9TR2V)

We'll throw in the Gadsden purchase and Seward's folly for $29.95!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:05 AM (ycWCI)

615 Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 02:04 AM (RFnEL)

Night, Man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:05 AM (ycWCI)

616 Still waiting on the question of whether Trump is a citizen or not
Heinlien wrote FICTION

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:06 AM (9TR2V)

617 We're taking on water but hopefully Capt. Trump can get us to port before we go under.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at November 12, 2017 02:04 AM (RFnEL)

Umm. That's not water...

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 02:06 AM (GzDYP)

618 616 Still waiting on the question of whether Trump is a citizen or not
Heinlien wrote FICTION
Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:06 AM (9TR2V)

You won't be saying that when the bugs bomb Buenos Aires.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:07 AM (ycWCI)

619
We'll throw in the Gadsden purchase and Seward's folly for $29.95!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:05 AM (ycWCI)

*quickly searches Ebay for beads, Dutch origin, probably 17th century*

Posted by: Century 17 at November 12, 2017 02:07 AM (zCyNd)

620 I've come to realize that the UN does serve a purpose.

It isolates and localizes scum that we'd otherwise have to comb the jungles for and it gets them out of their country where they can cause so much more trouble.

Of course then there's France.

France has been f**king Western Civilization for 2 millennia.

I mean are they still mad at Julius Caesar? Is that it?

It's the French that have been at the center of every screwed up war that America has fought since the 18th century. And they still try to claim we owe them for the Revolution.

What a joke. They only backed us to stick it to the Brits. They figured we'd get screwed and then they could take the whole western half of the continent.

Fooled their Froggy asses!

F**k the French. And the Canadians too as honorary Frenchmen.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 02:07 AM (ZHNfk)

621 ODD, christmas lights:

http://tinypic.com/r/wkmd5s/9

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 12, 2017 02:08 AM (JF37b)

622 614 Yeah we gotta see if we can get France to refund the $15 million it originally cost us
Trump may need it to move out of the White House
I must subscribe to Josh's newsletter for his ideas intrigue me

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:09 AM (9TR2V)

623 614
We'll throw in the Gadsden purchase and Seward's folly for $29.95!
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:05 AM (ycWCI)
-------------------------
Screw that! Let's give 'em Puerto Rico!
I'm sure the French could spiff it up.
Just look at what they did with Haiti!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 12, 2017 02:09 AM (0jtPF)

624 F**k the French. And the Canadians too as honorary Frenchmen.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 02:07 AM (ZHNfk)

Awww, they're not so bad. They are just still pissed about Alesia. Caesar just out fought them with a crazy plan that no one in their right mind could think would work.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:09 AM (ycWCI)

625 530 WTF? I guess Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson weren't citizens???
Posted by: MAxIE at November




You may have misinterpreted something there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 02:10 AM (vuY5x)

626 620 Careful talking crap about your near-future landlords

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:10 AM (9TR2V)

627 F**k the French. And the Canadians too as honorary Frenchmen.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 02:07 AM (ZHNfk)

You'll regret that when we start the poutine embargo.

Posted by: America's hat at November 12, 2017 02:11 AM (zCyNd)

628 620 F**k the French. And the Canadians too as honorary Frenchmen.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead)


I thought that was just the Quebecians. The smart ones fled to Cajun Louisiana.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 12, 2017 02:11 AM (0ogQG)

629 Certainly contributors, worthy of merit, but no, not citizens by any reasonable definition.
Posted by: JoshO at November




So cough up your definition.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 02:11 AM (vuY5x)

630 Sir we have a force of 200k coming up from our rear, we will be ground against the city!

Ok. Lets build a second set of fortifications and fight between the two! They'll never see that coming.

Yes, Sir!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:11 AM (ycWCI)

631 BTW, the old greasemonkey script for ignoring users on AoSHQ still works. I did add the following line near the top:

// @include http://acecomments.mu.nu/*

You can still find it at:

http://userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/review/142617

Installing and editing are an exercise left to the reader. You'll need to have javascript on to make it work, unfortunately.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:11 AM (IcT7t)

632 625 Josh has brought laser-like precision from the fog of my previous ignorance

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:12 AM (9TR2V)

633 Installing and editing are an exercise left to the reader. You'll need to have javascript on to make it work, unfortunately.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:11 AM (IcT7t)

I prefer to see the shit I am standing in.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:13 AM (ycWCI)

634 So cough up your definition.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 02:11 AM (vuY5x)

He might get stuck at ''reasonable".

Posted by: M. Molnar at November 12, 2017 02:13 AM (zCyNd)

635 632 625 Josh has brought laser-like precision from the fog of my previous ignorance
Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:12 AM (9TR2V)

He splits atoms with his mind. I am sure they can use him on the fusion project, barring the whole fusion-fission thing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:14 AM (ycWCI)

636 Bebe, that's gorgeous. Thank you. Much prettier than the led dot things that some neighbors are sporting. I think that they are tacky and lazy.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 02:14 AM (GzDYP)

637 I love it when lames put me on their ignorescript. That way I can continuously roast them and they're completely clueless about what's happening

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:14 AM (9TR2V)

638 630
Sir we have a force of 200k coming up from our rear, we will be ground against the city!



Ok. Lets build a second set of fortifications and fight between the two! They'll never see that coming.



Yes, Sir!



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:11 AM (ycWCI)

"They've got us right where we want 'em! Fire in all directions!"

Posted by: L. B. ''Chesty" P. at November 12, 2017 02:15 AM (zCyNd)

639 Not quite as bad as the rotating projections, tho.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 02:16 AM (GzDYP)

640 you know it is taking a long time for that definition to get here.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 02:16 AM (vuY5x)

641 A force of 200K coming up my rear?
Hope they're all looking for auditions!

Posted by: MAxIE Takei at November 12, 2017 02:17 AM (9TR2V)

642 641 A force of 200K coming up my rear?
Hope they're all looking for auditions!
Posted by: MAxIE Takei at November 12, 2017 02:17 AM (9TR2V)

Yes.
No.
No.
No.
No
Yes.
No.
No
No
No.
Yes!!!!!!

Posted by: That Roman princess from History of the World Pt. 1 at November 12, 2017 02:18 AM (ycWCI)

643 640 "Well, you see Heinlien said..." QUACK

Posted by: MAxIE Takei at November 12, 2017 02:18 AM (9TR2V)

644 640
you know it is taking a long time for that definition to get here.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 02:16 AM (vuY5x)

No complaints until you know the galaxy of origin.

Posted by: Garmin parsecs at November 12, 2017 02:19 AM (zCyNd)

645 I prefer to see the shit I am standing in.

Your choice. It does lend itself to clarity. I just don't really care what the loser has to say any more.

If I see someone quoting him and it looks like he might be coherent, I'll re-evaluate. Until then...

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:19 AM (IcT7t)

646 Posted by: Garmin parsecs at November 12, 2017 02:19 AM (zCyNd)

Mom turned off the WiFi.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at November 12, 2017 02:19 AM (ZHNfk)

647 Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:19 AM (IcT7t)

Valid point. We shall be your canaries in the coal mine then...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:20 AM (ycWCI)

648 Maybe Trump not being a citizen is the reason for his poor polling numbers.
Hahaha Hillary couldn't even beat a non-citizen

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:20 AM (9TR2V)

649 Ignoring assholery comments? Where's the fun in that?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 02:21 AM (GzDYP)

650 648 Maybe Trump not being a citizen is the reason for his poor polling numbers.
Hahaha Hillary couldn't even beat a non-citizen
Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:20 AM (9TR2V)

Well, she has trouble beating a set of stairs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:21 AM (ycWCI)

651 If only Josh had slipped this bombshell to the DNC perhaps our nation could have been saved

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:22 AM (9TR2V)

652 Valid point.

Well, that's a first.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:22 AM (IcT7t)

653 650 Yeah stairs are America's silent killers

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:22 AM (9TR2V)

654 so does JoshO know his service as a comfort troll does not confer citizenship upon him?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 02:22 AM (vuY5x)

655 654 so does JoshO know his service as a comfort troll does not confer citizenship upon him?
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 02:22 AM (vuY5x)

Comfort woman? Nah, those ladies have more class...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:23 AM (ycWCI)

656
Valid point. We shall be your canaries in the coal mine then...



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:20 AM (ycWCI)

Better canaries than me. Oops, about to slip down...

Posted by: Lee Dorsey at November 12, 2017 02:24 AM (zCyNd)

657 Paolo earned his citizenship an inch at a time

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:24 AM (9TR2V)

658 Ace isn't a citizen???

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 01:57 AM (9TR2V)


Ace was born on the moon of Endor!

*waves forged Imperial birth certificate*

Posted by: Emperor Palpatine at November 12, 2017 02:24 AM (itfg0)

659 Better canaries than me. Oops, about to slip down...
Posted by: Lee Dorsey at November 12, 2017 02:24 AM (zCyNd)

Nice! I had to look that one up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:25 AM (ycWCI)

660 Johnny Unitas wasn't a citizen?
He had a crewcut you could set your watch to

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:26 AM (9TR2V)

661 649
Ignoring assholery comments? Where's the fun in that?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 02:21 AM (GzDYP)

I hate that. Jerks.

Posted by: Assholery at November 12, 2017 02:26 AM (zCyNd)

662 658 So is this a sanctuary blog?
*Driver's licenses for everybody!!!*

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:27 AM (9TR2V)

663 662 I thought that would be funny but being a CA. resident I just made myself sad

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:28 AM (9TR2V)

664 Ace was born on the moon of Endor!

*waves forged Imperial birth certificate*
Posted by: Emperor Palpatine at November 12, 2017 02:24 AM (itfg0)

What's the best treatment for a fine leather saddle? Answer me!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:28 AM (ycWCI)

665 664 A beautiful woman in silk panties
What do I win?

Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:30 AM (9TR2V)

666
What's the best treatment for a fine leather saddle? Answer me!



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:28 AM (ycWCI)

Who cares? Bareback.

Posted by: the Kevster at November 12, 2017 02:30 AM (zCyNd)

667 Posted by: MAxIE at November 12, 2017 02:28 AM (9TR2V)

Coming from the soon to be sanctuary state of VA, I feel ya brother!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 02:30 AM (GzDYP)

668 I hate that. Jerks.


Posted by: Assholery


Nah, you're cool.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:31 AM (IcT7t)

669 Posted by: Assholery

Nah, you're cool.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:31 AM (IcT7t)

Thanks. Somehow, I feel at home here.

Posted by: Assholery at November 12, 2017 02:32 AM (zCyNd)

670 well JoshO either volunteered or his family traded him for magic beans.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 02:33 AM (vuY5x)

671 665
664 A beautiful woman in silk panties


Hey! Give those back!

Posted by: the Shepster at November 12, 2017 02:34 AM (zCyNd)

672 Hey! Give those back!
Posted by: the Shepster at November 12, 2017 02:34 AM (zCyNd)

You have plenty of spares.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:35 AM (ycWCI)

673 "well JoshO either volunteered or his family traded him for magic beans."
-Posted by: yankeefifth at November 12, 2017 02:33 AM (vuY5x)

He just doesn't like having the taste slapped out of his mouth for being a half-assed pile of ignorance and vitriol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 02:36 AM (Ckg4U)

674 SNL tries to be relevant, skewers Dems for a change:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBUxNeXgC70feature=youtu.be

It's pretty obvious the audience was not comfortable with this.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:37 AM (IcT7t)

675 672
Hey! Give those back!

Posted by: the Shepster at November 12, 2017 02:34 AM (zCyNd)



You have plenty of spares.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:35 AM (ycWCI)

How well do you know Anderson? Like he couldn't wear his mommy Gloria's, but no....

Posted by: the Shepster at November 12, 2017 02:38 AM (zCyNd)

676 ...either that, or he's passed-out in a puddle of slobber and urine.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 02:38 AM (Ckg4U)

677 Today my husband and I took our six member jazz band to one of the very nice assisted living retiring residence homes in the area to play for their "Honoring Our Veterans" program, (for which we have played the last couple of years). Just about a hundred little old folks in a large reception area: splendid bunting, a presentation of the flags, the pledge of allegiance. Lots of widows, a few widowers, as is common in those residences, a dozen or so veterans, ---a couple of WWII veterans amongst them ---and a smattering of children and grandchildren visitors were in attendance.

A 60 yr old veteran who "had come up" through the ranks to achieve officer status and made a career of the military gave a speech about his experience---amid a solemn and yet festive ceremony of honor.

As people filed in we had played (and the audience sang) the "old tunes, the grand tunes": Yankee Doodle Dandy, American Patrol, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, America the Beautiful, etc. and after the speakers had finished everybody except the most frail stood as we played and sang (as far as I could tell "from the bottom of our hearts"), "The Star Spangled Banner." The thin voices of the aged were supported by those of the younger guests and attendants and led by the sweet, clear sounds of the horns and the persistence of the beat from the banjo and Sousa Phone, as is the form of a jazz band.

We closed with Amazing Grace. Everyone looked one year older. It was lovely.

Posted by: Anne R. Abler at November 12, 2017 02:39 AM (gRjsG)

678 The soldier kissing his son, wearing the 4th ID patch. My old unit. Iron Horse, Ivy Division. Spent a lot of time at old Fort Carson. Had a reunion with my old cohort unit last year at Carson. 1/68 Armor, "Fight Like Hell" showed us around. Brought back lots of memories, the good, the bad, and how the hell did we survive that.

Posted by: morigu at November 12, 2017 02:40 AM (8bzCU)

679 Posted by: Anne R. Abler

For a Jazz band, you guys rock!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:41 AM (IcT7t)

680 We closed with Amazing Grace. Everyone looked one year older. It was lovely.
Posted by: Anne R. Abler at November 12, 2017 02:39 AM (gRjsG)

God bless you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:41 AM (ycWCI)

681
We closed with Amazing Grace. Everyone looked one year older. It was lovely.

Posted by: Anne R. Abler at November 12, 2017 02:39 AM (gRjsG)

Amen. And thank you for that service.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at November 12, 2017 02:41 AM (zCyNd)

682 677 wish I could have seen that. woulda been misty eyed to say the least.

Posted by: morigu at November 12, 2017 02:43 AM (8bzCU)

683

"so does JoshO know his service as a comfort troll even at Level 70 of "Call of Duty" does not confer citizenship upon him?"


... Enquiring Minds Want To Know ...

Posted by: Arbalest - GNAMM Survivor at November 12, 2017 02:44 AM (FlRtG)

684 683




"so does JoshO know his service as a comfort troll even at Level 70 of "Call of Duty" does not confer citizenship upon him?"





... Enquiring Minds Want To Know ...



Posted by: Arbalest - GNAMM Survivor at November 12, 2017 02:44 AM (FlRtG)

I'll be the judge of that.

Posted by: Hawaiian judge at November 12, 2017 02:46 AM (zCyNd)

685 ..."We closed with Amazing Grace. Everyone looked one year older. It was lovely."
-Posted by: Anne R. Abler at November 12, 2017 02:39 AM (gRjsG)

Thank you for being there. It does sound lovely!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 02:48 AM (Ckg4U)

686 Trump's tweets are the best thing about America since....Reagan and Appetite for Destruction.

Posted by: Sandy at November 12, 2017 02:48 AM (aE2DP)

687 Gee, I slip over to the sample lab to log my last four samples, and you have a troll-skewering in here. And i missed it all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 02:50 AM (CpI2D)

688
Trump's tweets are the best thing about America since....Reagan and Appetite for Destruction.


Stolen from another forum:

"Twitter is Trump's laser pointer, and the press are all cats."

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:50 AM (IcT7t)

689 "Trump's tweets are the best thing about America since....Reagan and Appetite for Destruction."
-Posted by: Sandy at November 12, 2017 02:48 AM (aE2DP)

He's One in a Million.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 02:51 AM (Ckg4U)

690 687 Gee, I slip over to the sample lab to log my last four samples, and you have a troll-skewering in here. And i missed it all.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 02:50 AM (CpI2D)

You did not miss much. Just the usual.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:52 AM (ycWCI)

691 ""Twitter is Trump's laser pointer, and the press are all cats.""
-Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:50 AM (IcT7t)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 02:52 AM (Ckg4U)

692 ...how the hell did we survive that.
Posted by: morigu at November 12, 2017 02:40 AM (8bzCU)

Because we love you and need you.

Thank you.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 02:52 AM (GzDYP)

693 Yeah, Alberta... this is just "sport" for The Horde.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 02:53 AM (Ckg4U)

694
"Twitter is Trump's laser pointer, and the press are all cats."


Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:50 AM (IcT7t)

FWIW, McCain has been twitter-trashing Trump, apparently while Trump was with vets in Vietnam.

Posted by: M.Molnar at November 12, 2017 02:53 AM (zCyNd)

695 690
687 Gee, I slip over to the sample lab to log my last four samples,


He he hee hee

So that's what they call it in Alberta... "logging samples"

Posted by: your friend, Don Ameche at November 12, 2017 02:56 AM (zCyNd)

696 Good night, good people.

And you guys, too.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:56 AM (IcT7t)

697 McCain is a very bitter and ugly man. If he had a soul he'd spend his last few years getting right with God. But he doesn't have one so he spends his days in the Senate destroying the country with the other chimpanzees.

Posted by: Sandy at November 12, 2017 02:56 AM (aE2DP)

698 Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:56 AM (IcT7t)

Night BB.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 02:56 AM (ycWCI)

699 Go NAVY!

Posted by: sinalco at November 12, 2017 02:57 AM (yODqO)

700 G'Night, Blanco.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 02:58 AM (Ckg4U)

701 696
Good night, good people.

And you guys, too.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 12, 2017 02:56 AM (IcT7t)

Sleep peacefully in your bed, citizen. Rough Morons stand ready to do violence on your behalf, kinda.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at November 12, 2017 02:59 AM (zCyNd)

702 Goodnight everyone! Sleep well, do well! Or do somethin'.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 03:02 AM (GzDYP)

703 night, Blanco.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 03:02 AM (CpI2D)

704 "Sleep peacefully in your bed, citizen. Rough Morons stand ready to do violence on your behalf, kinda."
-Posted by: Miklos Molnar at November 12, 2017 02:59 AM (zCyNd)

Those dudes aren't Proper Morons until they come correct and stop looking down on those who would otherwise be solemnly appreciative for doing what I couldn't. Not wouldn't, but Could Not.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 03:03 AM (Ckg4U)

705 702 Goodnight everyone! Sleep well, do well! Or do somethin'.
Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 12, 2017 03:02 AM (GzDYP)

Night, ODM.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:04 AM (ycWCI)

706 G'Night, OldDominionMom!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 03:04 AM (Ckg4U)

707 Good night? It's early Happy Hour here in American Samoa! Here, have some nice kava-kava.

Posted by: Kimo, you're friendly bartender and Sumo aspirant at November 12, 2017 03:13 AM (zCyNd)

708 707 Good night? It's early Happy Hour here in American Samoa! Here, have some nice kava-kava.
Posted by: Kimo, you're friendly bartender and Sumo aspirant at November 12, 2017 03:13 AM (zCyNd)

Sure! I am game.

*takes drink*

What is it?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:15 AM (ycWCI)

709
*takes drink*



What is it?



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:15 AM (ycWCI)

Organic. Fair trade. GMO and gluten free. All that crap.

Posted by: Kimo, you're friendly bartender and Sumo aspirant at November 12, 2017 03:18 AM (zCyNd)

710 Sure! I am game.



Who's game?

Buy you drink?, are you new here?, I am quite famous...and fabulous....

Posted by: Sheppy the Shep! I can dance the kava-kava! at November 12, 2017 03:20 AM (zCyNd)

711 From wiki on Kava:


However, it can be stated that in general noble kava produces a state of calmness, relaxation and well-being without diminishing cognitive performance.[6][37][38] Kava may produce an initial talkative period, followed by muscle relaxation and eventual sleepiness.[39]

As noted in one of the earliest Western publications on kava (1886): "A well prepared Kava potion drunk in small quantities produces only pleasant changes in behavior. It is therefore a slightly stimulating drink which helps relieve great fatigue. It relaxes the body after strenuous efforts, clarifies the mind and sharpens the mental faculties".[40]

So it is like good Vodka?


Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:22 AM (ycWCI)

712 Who's game?

Buy you drink?, are you new here?, I am quite famous...and fabulous....

Posted by: Sheppy the Shep! I can dance the kava-kava! at November 12, 2017 03:20 AM (zCyNd)

Shep, you do not have near enough red hair or big enough bosoms to be asking me that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:22 AM (ycWCI)

713 ''However, it can be stated that in general noble kava produces a state of
calmness, relaxation and well-being without diminishing cognitive
performance.''



Hell,who wants that kind of crap? Sounds like yoga without the pants.

Posted by: James B. Beam, out on bail at November 12, 2017 03:24 AM (zCyNd)

714 Shep, you do not have near enough red hair or big enough bosoms to be asking me that.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:22 AM (ycWCI)

I'll invite my friend Kathy Griffen! Drink quickly.

Posted by: Shep looks fetching in a grass skirt! at November 12, 2017 03:27 AM (zCyNd)

715 I'll invite my friend Kathy Griffen! Drink quickly.
Posted by: Shep looks fetching in a grass skirt! at November 12, 2017 03:27 AM (zCyNd)

Objection! Bosoms are not in evidence.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:28 AM (ycWCI)

716 Plus, she smells like screeching and despair.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:29 AM (ycWCI)

717 So it is like good Vodka?







Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:22 AM (ycWCI)

We are currently considering including a ''good" vodka in our 2018 product line. Our price point is the average of MD 2020 and Night Train in selected markets.

Would you care to participate in our Customer Experience Survey Program?

Posted by: Val-u-Rite Brands, Inc. at November 12, 2017 03:32 AM (zCyNd)

718 We are currently considering including a ''good" vodka in our 2018 product line. Our price point is the average of MD 2020 and Night Train in selected markets.

Would you care to participate in our Customer Experience Survey Program?
Posted by: Val-u-Rite Brands, Inc. at November 12, 2017 03:32 AM (zCyNd)

Maybe, do you still package in the handy plastic, no shatter container?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:33 AM (ycWCI)

719 716
Plus, she smells like screeching and despair.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:29 AM (ycWCI)


"smells"
Will not ask how you know that. Do not elaborate.

Posted by: Miklos searches for brainbleach at November 12, 2017 03:35 AM (zCyNd)

720
Maybe, do you still package in the handy plastic, no shatter container?



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:33 AM (ycWCI)

Yes Sir, and brown paper bags are still complimentary.

Posted by: Val-u-Rite Brands, Inc. at November 12, 2017 03:37 AM (zCyNd)

721 "smells"
"Will not ask how you know that. Do not elaborate."
-Posted by: Miklos searches for brainbleach at November 12, 2017 03:35 AM (zCyNd)

You do not need "Smellavision" to sense the waft of that particular Ignorant.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 03:38 AM (Ckg4U)

722 "smells"
Will not ask how you know that. Do not elaborate.
Posted by: Miklos searches for brainbleach at November 12, 2017 03:35 AM (zCyNd)

Well, as opposed to strawberries and sunrise, as I told an ex-girlfriend.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:38 AM (ycWCI)

723 Yes Sir, and brown paper bags are still complimentary.
Posted by: Val-u-Rite Brands, Inc. at November 12, 2017 03:37 AM (zCyNd)

Excellent. Put me down for the full boat.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:38 AM (ycWCI)

724 *puts up sign*
55 gallon drum Brain Bleach $500
1000ft of Mental Floss $100


----
Finally found that Yuriko is actually entered into Amazon's Pen and Publish contest. So those who read the story, review please?

Now back to writing while watching Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 12, 2017 03:39 AM (eBz9f)

725 Now back to writing while watching Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 12, 2017 03:39 AM (eBz9f)

*salutes with glass of rye whiskey*

I am watching the TOS: Obsession.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:40 AM (ycWCI)

726
Well, as opposed to strawberries and sunrise, as I told an ex-girlfriend.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:38 AM (ycWCI)

Might one inquire as to the time interval between such comment and immanence of the change to ''ex'' status?

Posted by: Miklos, Brand Manager at November 12, 2017 03:41 AM (zCyNd)

727 I've been flipping between "Kelly's Heroes" and Arizona Fall League baseball.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 03:41 AM (Ckg4U)

728 Vampire cloud + Congress = Good idea?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 12, 2017 03:42 AM (eBz9f)

729 I am out for the night. Be well, Morons.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 03:43 AM (CpI2D)

730 Might one inquire as to the time interval between such comment and immanence of the change to ''ex'' status?
Posted by: Miklos, Brand Manager at November 12, 2017 03:41 AM (zCyNd)

I am like cat-nip to damaged ladies. She was a beautiful person, but did not see herself as so.

She got married a few years ago.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:43 AM (ycWCI)

731 729 I am out for the night. Be well, Morons.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 12, 2017 03:43 AM (CpI2D)

Night, AOP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:43 AM (ycWCI)

732 G'Night, AOP.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 03:44 AM (Ckg4U)

733 728 Vampire cloud + Congress = Good idea?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 12, 2017 03:42 AM (eBz9f)

Excellent idea. But the poor cloud may go hungry as the are all bloodless pedants.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:44 AM (ycWCI)

734 723
Yes Sir, and brown paper bags are still complimentary.

Posted by: Val-u-Rite Brands, Inc. at November 12, 2017 03:37 AM (zCyNd)



Excellent. Put me down for the full boat.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:38 AM (ycWCI)

Welcome!
Please print, sign, and return the attached waivers, disclaimers, and proof of insurance.

Posted by: Val-u-Rite Btands, Inc. at November 12, 2017 03:45 AM (zCyNd)

735 727
I've been flipping between "Kelly's Heroes" and Arizona Fall League baseball.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 03:41 AM (Ckg4U)

Arizona Fall League? Always with the negative waves....

Posted by: Oddball at November 12, 2017 03:47 AM (zCyNd)

736 "Arizona Fall League? Always with the negative waves...."
-Posted by: Oddball at November 12, 2017 03:47 AM (zCyNd)

They go in the counter-clockwise direction when they do "The Wave"?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 03:51 AM (Ckg4U)

737 Either that, or the crowd all stands and "The Wave" means that sections sit-down as it comes around.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 03:53 AM (Ckg4U)

738 733
728 Vampire cloud + Congress = Good idea?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 12, 2017 03:42 AM (eBz9f)



Excellent idea. But the poor cloud may go hungry as the are all bloodless pedants.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:44 AM (ycWCI)

Can we book this for my show? I mean, I can bleed from all kinds of places!

Posted by: Meager Kelly! on TV! at November 12, 2017 03:56 AM (zCyNd)

739 Can we book this for my show? I mean, I can bleed from all kinds of places!
Posted by: Meager Kelly! on TV! at November 12, 2017 03:56 AM (zCyNd)

Your blood might be a bit thin, Ms. Kelly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:57 AM (ycWCI)

740 I am proud to say we had no wars under Presdent Obama like we did with Bush and now that clown Trump !!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro at November 12, 2017 03:58 AM (u54O2)

741 740 I am proud to say we had no wars under Presdent Obama like we did with Bush and now that clown Trump !!!!!!
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro at November 12, 2017 03:58 AM (u54O2)

Mary! no ONT would be complete without you!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 03:59 AM (ycWCI)

742 740
I am proud to say we had no wars under Presdent Obama like we did with Bush and now that clown Trump !!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro at November 12, 2017 03:58 AM (u54O2)

So right!!!
And Mary, tell them about all the GMO that man Trump is putting into the water. THAT WE DRINK!!!

Posted by: Very Concerned Women of Brattleboro at November 12, 2017 04:03 AM (zCyNd)

743 So right!!!
And Mary, tell them about all the GMO that man Trump is putting into the water. THAT WE DRINK!!!
Posted by: Very Concerned Women of Brattleboro at November 12, 2017 04:03 AM (zCyNd)

As opposed to the one I urinated in... several times tonight.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 04:04 AM (ycWCI)

744 Ha!
Tyrus, of the Greg Gutfeld Show, just had the best reax to the VA/NJ elections: a golf clap ("You won an election you were supposed to win.")

Posted by: Shopgirl: Congrats Alex Gordon, Wilson Defensive PoY at November 12, 2017 04:09 AM (IpsQV)

745 ("You won an election you were supposed to win.")

Posted by: Shopgirl: Congrats Alex Gordon, Wilson Defensive PoY at November 12, 2017 04:09 AM (IpsQV)

You betcha! *hic*
Say that again. *hic*

Posted by: Hillary! at November 12, 2017 04:12 AM (zCyNd)

746 Okay... I'm headed to the basement to fix-up the Christmas lights.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 04:22 AM (Ckg4U)

747 Obama was an eight year hiatus in the war on women.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at November 12, 2017 04:24 AM (V+hGe)

748 746
Okay... I'm headed to the basement to fix-up the Christmas lights.



G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!



*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 12, 2017 04:22 AM (Ckg4U)

Basement Christmas light displays are the best!!!

Posted by: lives in Mom's basement at November 12, 2017 04:26 AM (zCyNd)

749 747
Obama was an eight year hiatus in the war on women.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at November 12, 2017 04:24 AM (V+hGe)

What's an Obama?

Posted by: DJT at November 12, 2017 04:29 AM (zCyNd)

750 Have a good night Slap.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 04:30 AM (ycWCI)

751 Vampire cloud + Congress = Good idea?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 12, 2017 03:42 AM (eBz9f)


Ewww... I'd rather drink Spock's blood than that swill.

Posted by: Mr. Dikironium at November 12, 2017 04:30 AM (V+hGe)

752 751
Vampire cloud + Congress = Good idea?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 12, 2017 03:42 AM (eBz9f)




I propose a Tzompantli.

Posted by: Miklos, who identifies az Aztec at November 12, 2017 04:34 AM (zCyNd)

753 Have a good night everyone.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 12, 2017 04:47 AM (ycWCI)

754
With the election of Hillary Clinton the glass ceiling would be shattered and 'third wave' feminist women would begin displacing men in positions of power.

But something happened.

So 'third wave' feminist women, after a pause for Russia, Russia, Russia, are seeking to displace men in positions of power by pulling the nasty little casting couch rug out from under them. No man is safe, including the gays. It's open season, no bag limit.

That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 12, 2017 04:52 AM (ajiE5)

755 Sooo...here's a gripe: SpikeTV used to always run all of Band of Brothers on Veteran's Day & Memorial Day. But, no more.

Did they find out that too many conservatives loved that series?

Posted by: Shopgirl: Congrats Alex Gordon, Wilson Defensive PoY at November 12, 2017 05:03 AM (IpsQV)

756 With the election of Hillary Clinton the glass ceiling would be shattered and 'third wave' feminist women would begin displacing men in positions of power.

But something happened.

So 'third wave' feminist women, after a pause for Russia, Russia, Russia, are seeking to displace men in positions of power by pulling the nasty little casting couch rug out from under them. No man is safe, including the gays. It's open season, no bag limit.

That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 12, 2017 04:52 AM (ajiE5)


The irony is if she had just listened to and obeyed her husband when it came to political and campaign matters, she might have very well have won.

But hey, you be you Skankles...

Posted by: The "Ironic" Hat at November 12, 2017 05:06 AM (itfg0)

757 Did they find out that too many conservatives loved that series?
Posted by: Shopgirl

Too busy filling the schedule with all day "Cops" marathons

Posted by: Bruce at November 12, 2017 05:13 AM (8ikIW)

758 The irony is if she had just listened to and obeyed her husband when it came to political and campaign matters, she might have very well have won.

But hey, you be you Skankles...

Posted by: The "Ironic" Hat at November 12, 2017 05:06 AM (itfg0)


You're right. He should have been in a little more emphatic in his 'man-slaining' to her.

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 12, 2017 05:14 AM (ajiE5)

759 Sooo...here's a gripe: SpikeTV used to always run all of Band of Brothers on Veteran's Day & Memorial Day. But, no more.

Did they find out that too many conservatives loved that series?

Posted by: Shopgirl: Congrats Alex Gordon, Wilson Defensive PoY at November 12, 2017 05:03 AM (IpsQV)

Streaming services like Amazon, Netflix etc are changing the market. Movies are contracted to them to provide to subscribers for a set period of time for a set dollar figure. Which protects both parties actually. Say, Kevin Spacey just had a blockbuster movie which just came out. All of his old stuff would gain a little more value in the next rental period. Instead, it's now going to plummet.

If Band of Brothers had a actor in it who recently gained some acclaim the new rental price might have been higher than previously and Spike may not have wanted to pay the higher number.

It might now be available on Netflix or Amazon. Who know their subscriber base by now ( we watch them, but they're also watching what we watch, too) and are willing to pay the extra bucks for the next year or so.

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 12, 2017 05:25 AM (ajiE5)

760 Night all.

Here is the album Flood by Boris:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZDstZ1-EAI

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 12, 2017 05:27 AM (itfg0)

761 Even in NYS its wise to be armed, despite what the beloved Governor Cuomo says...He won't come and defend you, that's for sure.

Rochester, NY, A mandoing repairs outside a city home late Friday night shot a man who attempted to rob him at gunpoint, according to police.

Posted by: Colin at November 12, 2017 05:28 AM (2DARA)

762 You're welcome. Buy any moron a beer at the VFW hall.


I will make some phone calls today to some Vietnam vets I know.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at November 12, 2017 05:31 AM (b+Bm9)

763 America, home of the free because of the 1 percent why serve. Think about that. ONE percent of the population. Thank you to all Veterans.

Posted by: Eromero at November 12, 2017 05:42 AM (zLDYs)

764 Good morning.

Posted by: teej at November 12, 2017 05:42 AM (aENAX)

765 And if Shopgirl is still around, consider yourselves surrounded by Royals fans.

Posted by: teej at November 12, 2017 05:48 AM (aENAX)

766 Just made it

Posted by: Skip at November 12, 2017 05:54 AM (aC6Sd)

767 Now the Vietnam veterans are getting up in years....And Trump was in Hanoi this past week. Maybe some future President will be in Pyongyang, who knows.

Posted by: Colin at November 12, 2017 05:54 AM (2DARA)

768 And a shout out to one of my all time favorites around here who, to our great loss, now pretty much exclusively lurks.
Nam Grunt, hope you got to fire up the grill yesterday.

Posted by: teej at November 12, 2017 05:55 AM (aENAX)

769 765 And if Shopgirl is still around, consider yourselves surrounded by Royals fans.
Posted by: teej at November 12, 2017 05:48 AM


teej! This is great news...makes me feel very welcomed.

I've been watching Band of Brothers clips over at YT.

Posted by: Shopgirl: Congrats Alex Gordon, Wilson Defensive PoY at November 12, 2017 06:07 AM (IpsQV)

770 Nood emt

Posted by: Bruce at November 12, 2017 06:24 AM (8ikIW)

771 From HeyJackass:

Winter arrived earlier than some bros at a free kegger on St. Patrick's Day. Since nothing puts a damper on the stupidity better than some unseasonable cold and snow, ERs around town should see less stretcher traffic than is typical for this time of year.

Global Warming shouldn't be welcomed in Chicago....

Posted by: Colin at November 12, 2017 06:41 AM (2DARA)

772 2 questions:

1. Was the Recon guy a Top or a Gunny?

2. What does he think of Goodell dumping on the flag we died for on Suribachi?

Posted by: an ol exJarhead at November 12, 2017 08:10 AM (r5ls2)

773 Re: "Thanks for your service."

Not everybody can or should serve.

But more gratitude is a good thing.

Thanks, vets!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at November 12, 2017 09:24 AM (Ndje9)

774 67 That's a bit brusque, don't you think?

Maybe, but I think it's a trite phrase, which liberals say to let themselves off the hook. "Hey, I did my part, I thanked him!" I don't know, it just irritates me. Now, a genuine "Thank you", I think, would go a lot further.
==========================
I worked in the government in DC and worked with a lot of with vets. If you aren't a vet (and I am not), you don't have the experience (like basic training), and you haven't lived the life. In short, you are not of the brotherhood and vets see most of us non-vets as apart from them.

Posted by: smilin jack at November 12, 2017 10:39 AM (zMj9Z)

775 If I see a young man in uniform I will sometimes say "Thank you for serving." I don't say: "Thank you for your service" which to me sounds a little too much like thanking your waiter.

Probably the chief regret of my life is never having enlisted. I came of age in the early 1980s at a time when college bound kids who did not come from military families simply went to college and registered for Selective Service. I do recall dropping off the registration and, if it means anything in the cosmic scheme of things, do recall being sincere that if my Uncle Sam ever sent me an invitation I would surely go without complaint.

Then post grad school and career and no real question ever being asked of me to serve or not to serve. In that time and place, no one just "interrupted" their education to enlist.
I see it differently now, but that is just the when and were of that place and time, living as a young professional in the Northeast.

One of my fraternity brothers, a real exception, had enlisted in the Marine Corps before his Senior year. Great guy. I eventually found out he became part of the White House honor guard --I don't know what he did around that particular gig.

When the Towers came down I was very conflicted. A very real part of me wanted to simply enlist there and then. Quite seriously. I was also on the cusp of 40, married, trying to start a business and a family, feeling very responsible to dig my wife and I out of a financial hole I had mostly built to that time. So I did what was expected of me, which is to say I simply did nothing except live my life as a civilian.

I have done a lot of things I'm proud of, including raising two very fine boys who are becoming very fine young men. West Point is an option for one of them, though Mom may need more work on that.

Never having served is something that does bother me, though I think of it as a kind of unfortunate circumstance of time and place of birth rather than a personal moral failing. I'm at peace with that distinction.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at November 12, 2017 11:26 AM (14ufb)

776 I turned 18 in 1969 and got a guaranteed-to-be-called draft number 56. Not coming from a military background, I went to college and figured I would be drafted when I graduated, but Nixon ended the draft in January 1973, and I never was called.

However, it never leaves me that someone else with number 56 in 1969 went in my place.

Posted by: smilin jack at November 12, 2017 12:05 PM (zMj9Z)

777 Test

Posted by: Side draft at November 12, 2017 10:15 PM (lFXN8)

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