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Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (12/6/17)

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Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“25 percent or more of American land, of America, is controlled by the federal government – by the federal government – and it’s inching closer and closer to 30 percent. This is how presidents try to make a, in part, a legacy for themselves. It’s an enormous amount of land. You look at some of these states out west – Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona – you know, you’re talking over 50 percent of the land mass, over 50 percent. That’s truly crazy – absolutely crazy.” Mark Levin


Quote II

No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. P.J. O'Rourke

Quote III

“Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?” Terry Johnson

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If I had the keys to the Rant Thread, this story would be first and foremost. Wisconsin citizens learn what it is like to live under an unchecked police state. How do you say Stasi in Sconie?

It's a long link, it's the complete WI DOJ Report. If you have time Read pages 77-86. It is frightening.


MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Justice is not recommended the filing of any criminal charges following its investigation of a leak of information collected during a now-closed secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign.

The Justice Department, led by Attorney General Brad Schimel, released results of its investigation Wednesday. Earlier this year, material from the investigation known as John Doe II appeared in The Guardian, a British publication. The reason for no criminal charges? The computers are missing.


The weaponization of a government agency against its citizens.


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Germany continues to be a mess. Pilots refuse to transport deported aliens.

Two years after German chancellor Angela Merkel opened up her nation’s doors to refugees, mostly Syrians coming in through the Balkan route, the far right appears to be rising in Germany, and Angela Merkel’s hold on the country seems to be slipping. But the country is not ready to turn its back on refugees just yet.

Through 2017, according to Deutsche Welle, German pilots refused to fly 222 chartered flights to repatriate Afghan asylum seekers rejected by German. Their refusal followed a controversial designation of Afghanistan as a “safe country of origin” (pdf), making asylum seekers lose their entitlement to be granted refuge outside the country. About 85 of the stopped flights were operated by Lufthansa or Eurowings. The majority of flights (140) were to take off from Frankfurt, the country’s main airport, and 40 others from Dusseldorf, where the #WelcomeUnited campaign, a protest against deportation of asylum applicants, routinely stages protests.

Workplace nullification. This will end well. If they truly believed in their cause they would resign.

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This story may be NSFW.

Do you like drinking coffee at Hillbilly Hotties in Everett, WA? The baristas still can dress scantily.

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman ruled in favor of seven baristas, who, along with the owner of a chain of coffee stands called "Hillbilly Hotties," had sued the city for enforcing ordinances that prohibit employees from being nearly naked on the job.

Pechman extended an injunction that blocks the ordinances while the baristas' case moves through court, allowing for the bikini-clad businesses to continue operations as usual.

*****

The ONT has pretty much left the Muller/Russia Collusion story alone. Ace has been on it like a dog on a bone.

I will be the first to admit, I thought Jeff Sessions would be a good A.G. when nameed to that position.I was wrong. And he has to go.

Americans are calling on the leaders of the US to clean up the FBI and DOJ. President Trump is meeting all his promises but his Attorney General Jeff Sessions is too weak to address the seriousness of this issue. He recused himself and is to blame for the Mueller investigation. He is either part of the deep state or incompetent, and both are reasons to remove him.

Sessions’ DOJ is corrupt. Every request for information related to the deep state is delayed or not provided. Criminals are running the FBI, DOJ and Mueller investigation. Congress to date has done little to nothing to address this problem. Speaker Ryan appears appalled by the presence of President Trump and his lack of actions or ability to address the corruption in the federal government make him an accomplice to the deep state’s destruction of American. Senate Leader McConnell is just as bad.

The WSJ, no cheerleader of President Trump has a problem with Robert Mueller.


So what the hell has Deputy Dawg been doing in office?


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Fat, drunk & lazy is no way to go through life. Pizza Hut to start delivering beer and/or wine with your pizza.

Pizza Hut customers can now get cold beer delivered alongside their food order. The Yum Brands company started Tuesday testing beer delivery in Phoenix.

The company told Fortune it plans to expand that into wine delivery—single servings and full bottles—in January. The beer and wine will be delivered in a custom cooler to ensure those six packs are ready to drink.

While beer and wine delivery pilot is beginning with just one downtown Phoenix location. But it has aspirations to expand quickly to other markets


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New Brighton, Minnesota. The City that Works for You

New Brighton, Minnesota is a community of 22,000+ residents located roughly 10 minutes North of the Twin Cities. New Brighton prides itself in its excellent schools, numerous lakes, parks and recreational facilities, beautiful housing, progressive business community, and countless clubs and organizations.

New Brighton’s greatest asset, however, is its people. Residents of New Brighton are warm and hospitable (with many actively involved in their community), making it a great place to live, work and play. New Brighton, MN


Well, the City may work for you but.......The Mayor is a Moon Bat.

I wouldn't want her working for me in the private sector I sure as hell wouldn't want her being my mayor.

But then again Quote of The Day IV

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. H.L. Mencken

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The ONT Musical Interlude


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So are you planning on moving? What are the reasons behind your move?

1) Climate?
2) Taxes & Regulations?
3) Family?
4) Zombie apocalypse survival?

America's top cities are not terrific places to be during a nuclear attack—many of them are likely to be on the first-strike target list, especially hubs for government, finance, or corporate infrastructure, or cities that just may be internationally famous (for symbolic value). Military bases are also a great big bullseye. But hold on: The federal government also considers things like airfields, ports, refineries, and energy centers to be targets.

“There is no safe place. There are only safer places,” says Robert Vicino, CEO and founder of the Vivos Group, a group that sells bunkers throughout the world.

Yes, survive the Zombie apocalypse. h/t Hank Curmudgeon


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So the progressive "Green Movement" has issues. Garbage piles up in front of "Green" school.

A trashy situation on Staten Island: Some residents are complaining about too much garbage being left outside the city's first green public school. NY1's Talia Kaplan filed the following report.

"I would describe this as disgusting. We have to look at this every day."

Peter Wright is fed up. His home looks out at P.S. 62, which routinely leaves huge piles of trash at the curb for the city's sanitation department to collect.

"Normally, there is about 40-50 bags per day out here," the Rossville resident said.

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Two wrongs do not equal a right. Or the latest scheme for universal income.

Robots are going to take your job and there’s nothing you can do about it. You need look no further than the trucking industry to find the writing on the wall, but what do we do when robots are better at the jobs we need? One solution is to give them the work and us the paychecks.

A universal basic income (UBI), wherein government provides a monthly stipend so citizens can afford a home and basic necessities, is something experts believe would directly address the issue of unemployment and poverty, and possibly even eliminate hundreds of other welfare programs. It may also be the only real solution to the impending automation bonanza.


The cliche, "Think outside of the box" really applies here. Jeez, man has never been through an industrial revolution or any other period in time where scientific advancements were made.

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So when you have a pimple to pop, leave the woodworking equipment alone. Genius Award Winner.

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One person can change the lives of thousands. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by The Bottle.

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1 Ho Ho Ho

Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:03 PM (XIpsB)

2 AHA!!

Posted by: Corona at December 06, 2017 10:03 PM (88+VL)

3 Gray bar ONT ho!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:04 PM (mB06r)

4 Shall we continue discussing David Lynch flicks, or wait until the Movie Thread?

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:05 PM (GsAUU)

5 By that green colour, yon bottle mayhaps contain absinthe of which dreams do come of the vivid and malevolent type so user beware for demons lurk there.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:05 PM (mB06r)

6 Fist!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 06, 2017 10:05 PM (e9G8E)

7 Excellent.

Posted by: American Phallic Society at December 06, 2017 10:05 PM (zCyNd)

8 Nice ONT, MisHum. You must have spent all day long working on it!

Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:05 PM (XIpsB)

9 6th?

Posted by: Chicago Vota at December 06, 2017 10:05 PM (sqnw6)

10 I think > 75% of Alaska's land is controlled by the Feds.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:06 PM (GsAUU)

11 We were talking carnivorous piano and "Naked Lunch" in the last thread.

I quit watching "Naked Lunch" after the typewriter that really really liked it when you typed on her I mean, it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 06, 2017 10:06 PM (6FqZa)

12 Be thankful Salvador Dali and David Lynch never collaborated.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:06 PM (mB06r)

13 8 Nice ONT, MisHum. You must have spent all day long working on it!
Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:05 PM (XIpsB)

You would be surprised what I do early in the morning and late at night.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2017 10:06 PM (3/sUh)

14 Nice ONT. Thank'ee kindly, MisHum.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 06, 2017 10:06 PM (DMUuz)

15 "Creative juices" AJA "Tincture of Harvey"

Posted by: Phylochemist at December 06, 2017 10:07 PM (zCyNd)

16 You would be surprised what I do early in the morning and late at night.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2017 10:06 PM (3/sUh)

Drinking coffee in the am and Valurite in the pm?

Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:07 PM (XIpsB)

17 That's absinthe in that bottle.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:08 PM (fA1SL)

18 No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. P.J. O'Rourke

--He is correct.

Unfortunately the Supreme Court banned IQ tests as a condition for employment.

Stefan Molyneaux correctly linked it to the higher education racket, because employers have been forced to use college education as a proxy for IQ.

And it's become an ever shittier proxy.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:08 PM (GsAUU)

19 Palpatine

*points to #5*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:09 PM (mB06r)

20 If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. P.J. O'Rourke

Ese, it says on your chart...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 06, 2017 10:09 PM (6FqZa)

21 19. I blame the booze.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:09 PM (fA1SL)

22 Now for some Japanese metal

https://youtu.be/_EeYxtAeaX4

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:10 PM (mB06r)

23 Was Snoopy's brother snoozing under that cactus?

Posted by: Eromero at December 06, 2017 10:10 PM (zLDYs)

24 I wonder how much coffee is at the hillbilly hotties?

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 06, 2017 10:10 PM (hMwEB)

25 Do you like drinking coffee at Hillbilly Hotties in Everett, WA? The baristas still can dress scantily.

--Now that was worth clicking.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:11 PM (GsAUU)

26 Creative juices gender fluid.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 06, 2017 10:12 PM (IqV8l)

27 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by The Bottle.

--Please, pass it.

My novel is in fits and starts right now.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:12 PM (GsAUU)

28 *pours bourbon*

A toast to the ONT, and all who inhabit here!

CHEERS!

*clink!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 10:12 PM (QzJWU)

29 According to Supreme Court precedent, of course you can work naked.


You must be standing on an American flag, though.

Posted by: Miklos, legal researcher at December 06, 2017 10:12 PM (zCyNd)

30 1 Ho Ho Ho
Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:03 PM (XIpsB)

--Now you have a machine gun?

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:13 PM (GsAUU)

31 Your story needs a pacifier?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:13 PM (mB06r)

32 Good a time as any:
Dear Santa: this year I've been very good, for some values if good. Please bring me an armoured train, a division of zombie Mongol mech infantry, and my own aidoru studio.
My counsel and I thank you in advance for your compliance. - Palpy

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:13 PM (fA1SL)

33 @12 Be thankful Salvador Dali and David Lynch never collaborated.
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I'm guessing that would have turned out kinda like those "You divided by zero, didn't you..." memes that I see from time to time.

Posted by: junior at December 06, 2017 10:13 PM (OqR9l)

34
My creative juices flow freely. It's my essence.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 10:14 PM (8O3HH)

35 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by The Bottle.


The Bottle leads inexorably to the Barrel.

Posted by: Miklos, the Poster's Progress at December 06, 2017 10:14 PM (zCyNd)

36 we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. P.J. O'Rourke

Sounds to me like P.J. O'Rourke doesn't like Hillary very much.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2017 10:14 PM (+lVUW)

37 I can tell you the sunset didn't look like that tonight. Maybe a month ago. We will see our first 30~F night here this winter tomorrow (hopefully). I may not be tired of #winning, but I am tired of the Indian summer.

Posted by: SkinnerVic at December 06, 2017 10:14 PM (nbwH3)

38 I've been spending some time in downtown Denver. I couldn't find the Tilted Kilt. So, I looked it up, and. . .
https://tinyurl.com/ybzwho4t

Colorado consumers have moved away from chain concepts and want more unique and locally based flavor.

Meaning, Denver is now too full of faggotty males and SJW females to support an establishment like Tilted Kilt anymore.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 06, 2017 10:14 PM (6FqZa)

39 Friday the Mega Millions is worth $100 million cash.*

*Before taxes and new relatives.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:14 PM (mB06r)

40 Dear logproof,
That's Santa Speak for Hey, How Are Yew!

Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:15 PM (XIpsB)

41 Mmmm, butter pecan ice cream.

Posted by: davidt at December 06, 2017 10:16 PM (yP91S)

42 40 Dear logproof,
That's Santa Speak for Hey, How Are Yew!
Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:15 PM (XIpsB)

--You've never watched Die Hard, have you?

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:16 PM (GsAUU)

43 Mike Fagan is a tea drinker.

Posted by: Chicago Vota at December 06, 2017 10:16 PM (sqnw6)

44 Friday the Mega Millions is worth $100 million cash.*

*Before taxes and new relatives.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:14 PM (mB06r)

I have some adorable urchins lined up.

Posted by: Arthur C. Clarke at December 06, 2017 10:16 PM (zCyNd)

45 That's in Die Hard? I haven't watched that in years.

Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:17 PM (XIpsB)

46 Mindhunter on Netflix is very interesting. My only problem is that it makes the FBI look like the good guys.Yeah...no.

Posted by: jmel at December 06, 2017 10:17 PM (OeWgo)

47 I wonder how Lynch ended up doing Dune.

Posted by: davidt at December 06, 2017 10:17 PM (yP91S)

48 Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:11 PM (GsAUU)

Once in awhile I do something right

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2017 10:17 PM (3/sUh)

49 47. Perfectly, that's how he did it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:17 PM (fA1SL)

50 How can this mutt stay in the service after a court-martial conviction? Oh wait, he's a Muslim 'chaplain'

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=76346

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:17 PM (mB06r)

51 ALH:

https://youtu.be/L0CL__Tvp-o

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:18 PM (GsAUU)

52 Evening all!

I read Derek Hunter's column on his mother from the sidebar. Very touching. Perhaps most of us love our mothers to the same degree as he did. I lost my mom a little over a year ago. She was everything a mom should be and more. As the oldest, I always felt I was her favorite but honestly, upon reflection, with seven other sibs and her working full time, I'm not sure she had enough time to have a favorite.

I do know she always could read my mind, especially as an adult. She was the first one I called when both my wife and my son passed. Each time, all I had to say to her was "Mom. . . .". She said the same thing both times - "Which one?" with all the tenderness a human could muster.

She talked me off the ledge when I needed it, gave me hell when I needed it, and said nothing when I needed that too.

Mom worked midnights as a labor and delivery nurse for 40 years. She imparted her wisdom to her children sitting at the breakfast table in her slip, half-asleep with a cold cup of coffee and a 2 inch ash on the tip of her cigarette.

How she could keep that ash from falling always amazed me. Still does.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 06, 2017 10:18 PM (tr2D7)

53 What with robots and AI, it's hard not to come to the conclusion that the Powers That Be are planning on a massive culling of the human race.

Eliminate a few billion useless eaters, and open up vast tracts of wilderness for vacation destinations.

Posted by: rickl at December 06, 2017 10:18 PM (sdi6R)

54 I'm willing to give Sessions until the release of the IG report.

His actions or inactions after it's release should determine his fate.

Posted by: MAGA at December 06, 2017 10:18 PM (LnOh3)

55 Thanks for the ONT.

I still love that the default for these people is that the government owns all the money in the world except what it allows you to keep. Dictatorships never go out of style, it seems.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 10:19 PM (ZgKFD)

56 a division of zombie Mongol mech infantry


Ha. My mecha-Tatar Pervitin Brigade says IT'S ON!!!

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, Khan of the Carpathians at December 06, 2017 10:19 PM (zCyNd)

57 Wave~~ bye to the greenback, the fin, the saw buck, the Benjamin, the C note, the grand.
Bye, bye ~~~

[Trump's pick for the fed] [Marvin] Goodfriend is concerned that the existence of cash makes it harder for the Fed to lower interest rates below zero. In the next crisis, he says, the Fed might want to push interest rates into negative territory to prod people to stop sitting on their money and do something with it, such as consumption or investment, that would get growth going again.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycymm4ll

Posted by: Step off on your good foot at December 06, 2017 10:19 PM (wp7uW)

58 "Green Movement," "Bowel Movement."

Tomayto, potahto.

Thanks, MisHum!!

Optimistic Baby Sister Update follows.

Posted by: ibguy at December 06, 2017 10:20 PM (vUcdz)

59 56. Tengri in a tank, man! Tatars on meth!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:20 PM (fA1SL)

60 Baby Sister Update

The Optune device was installed this morning; Hubby and Joyce's friends were trained on it.

She hates it.

But, I suspect that she'll get used to it, and learn to adapt.

She is *very* motivated.

[Horde: To my fellow Hordelings, thank you all in advance for your prayers and well-wishes for my sister and her family]

Posted by: ibguy at December 06, 2017 10:20 PM (vUcdz)

61 [Trump's pick for the fed] [Marvin] Goodfriend is concerned that the existence of cash makes it harder for the Fed to lower interest rates below zero.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 06, 2017 10:20 PM (6FqZa)

62 Bad actors with the leaked NSA cyber-kits, "About all that electronic money..."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:21 PM (mB06r)

63 Why do we even have a Federal Reserve?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 06, 2017 10:21 PM (6FqZa)

64 That's absinthe in that bottle.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:08 PM (fA1SL)

Or possibly very dilute antifreeze. Which probably tastes better.


On the job again, so I am here all night, barring work episodes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 10:22 PM (IcdaU)

65 Thanks, logproof. What was the villain's name? He was really good at playing the bad guy on this movie and Robin Hood with Kevin Costner.
Alan Rictor?

Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:22 PM (XIpsB)

66 [Horde: To my fellow Hordelings, thank you all in advance for your prayers and well-wishes for my sister and her family]
Posted by: ibguy at December 06, 2017 10:20 PM (vUcdz)

--You got it, brother!



Step in from the cold

Days of grace are dead ahead

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:22 PM (GsAUU)

67 What with robots and AI, it's hard not to come to the conclusion that the Powers That Be are planning on a massive culling of the human race.

Eliminate a few billion useless eaters, and open up vast tracts of wilderness for vacation destinations.


My boss sincerely believes that Bill Gates is trying to do just that via immunizations and GMOs.

How the logistics of that would work out I do not understand.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 06, 2017 10:22 PM (bZ7mE)

68 Tonypete, I miss my Mama too. Been 16 years.

Posted by: Eromero at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (zLDYs)

69

Precious. Bodily. Juices.

Taste my rainbow.

Posted by: Hitlery Cliton at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (T/KY7)

70
What with robots and AI, it's hard not to come to the conclusion that the Powers That Be are planning on a massive culling of the human race.

Eliminate a few billion useless eaters, and open up vast tracts of wilderness for vacation destinations.
Posted by: rickl


Where do robots like to go for vacations?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (IqV8l)

71 Posted by: Tonypete at December 06, 2017 10:18 PM (tr2D7)

I think a toast to Tonypete's mom is in order...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (wYseH)

72 Without resorting to a Nuclear explosion, does anyone here know how to make a Electro-Magnetic Pulse?

I am thinking it would be nice to do it when the robots come to kill me.


Posted by: JAS at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (7JbXq)

73 65 Thanks, logproof. What was the villain's name? He was really good at playing the bad guy on this movie and Robin Hood with Kevin Costner.
Alan Rictor?
Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:22 PM (XIpsB)

--Villain: Hans Gruber

Actor: Alan Rickman

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (GsAUU)

74 Tengri in a tank, man! Tatars on meth!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:20 PM (fA1SL)

Don't wanna cheat. I've also got some Gurkhas left from last year.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, Khan of the Carpathians at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (zCyNd)

75 ibguy, that Optune is high tech, huh?

prayers for your sis

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (hMwEB)

76 Why do we even have a Federal Reserve?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 06, 2017 10:21 PM (6FqZa)
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Andrew Jackson thought it was an unconstitutional, corporatist, fat cat scam.

Posted by: Step off on your good foot at December 06, 2017 10:24 PM (wp7uW)

77 65 Thanks, logproof. What was the villain's name? He was really good at playing the bad guy on this movie and Robin Hood with Kevin Costner.
Alan Rictor?
Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:22 PM (XIpsB)

Alan Rickman.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 10:24 PM (ZgKFD)

78
You guys will probably shoot me for bringing this up again, but back to the watt balance which will be used to define the kilogram. I said last night you wouldn't build one of these in your back yard.

I was wrong:

http://aapt.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1119/1.4929898

That's a paper on making a relatively cheap watt balance. Out of Lego parts.

It's accuracy will not be that of the NIST's latest watt balance (which will be used to define the standard kilogram for us in the US) by a long shot, but it's something cool you build for less than a $1K.

The paper will go through the theory, which is very interesting. It's two quantum effects that allow electrical power to be expressed entirely in terms of Planck's constant and some frequency measurements, plus some others. No other standard is needed.

This allows mass to be measured, once Planck's constant is known.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 10:24 PM (8O3HH)

79
Creative Juices = Precious Bodily Fluids

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 06, 2017 10:24 PM (EZebt)

80 71. Indeed.

* nods, downs vodka *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:24 PM (fA1SL)

81 "Why do we even have a Federal Reserve?"

To generate inflation.


Posted by: JAS at December 06, 2017 10:25 PM (7JbXq)

82 On the job again, so I am here all night, barring work episodes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 10:22 PM (IcdaU)

Or work barring episodes.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, Khan of the Carolina coast at December 06, 2017 10:25 PM (zCyNd)

83 Andrew Jackson thought it was an unconstitutional, corporatist, fat cat scam.
Posted by: Step off on your good foot at December 06, 2017 10:24 PM (wp7uW)

--A-Jax: the only presidency during which the federal government had no deficit

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:25 PM (GsAUU)

84 A "what the hell" decision led to both my marriage to my late first wife and to my present better half. Both were the right thing though that wasn't always obvious at times.

Posted by: geoffb at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (zOpu5)

85 I know dozens of American contract pilot's who fly those missions tomorrow.

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (yM/Yl)

86 The Sinicization of Neocolonialism

With Mugabe now having resigned, the old Marxist influence, being Soviet in nature, is being replaced with the long grasp of Communist China: The dragon has superseded the bear.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14171

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (itfg0)

87 So how much 'Spice' did Lynch toke for Eraserhead???

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (mB06r)

88 What a luscious ONT, MisHum! Thank you.

Continued prayers for Joyce, Ibguy.

Thoughts on the year anniversary of your sweet mom's passing, Tonypete.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (TdMsT)

89 78. * reads wall o'mensurial babble. *

'You're right.'

* empties pistol *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (fA1SL)

90 80 71. Indeed.

* nods, downs vodka *
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:24 PM (fA1SL)

--Rum and coke, here

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (GsAUU)

91 66 logprof

Thank you!

75 votermom

Yes, clinical trial. Avastin (her chemo) is pretty routine, and the Optune device is, as well. But the combo is something new.

Posted by: ibguy at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (vUcdz)

92 Genius Award fellow does not have a purty mouth, don't he?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (e9G8E)

93 Sounds to me like P.J. O'Rourke doesn't like Hillary very much.

Winning the Democrat primary is a sure sign.

Posted by: t-bird at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (xDk+1)

94 Just had a great Old Fashioned with precious bodily fluids.

Posted by: Chicago Vota at December 06, 2017 10:27 PM (sqnw6)

95
And I did not know this, but this Josephson and Quantum Hall Effect determination of electrical power has been the standard for calibration of electrical metrology since the mid '90s. No mechanical defintion and calibration of the watt has been needed since.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 10:27 PM (8O3HH)

96 87 So how much 'Spice' did Lynch toke for Eraserhead???
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (mB06r)

--and did he have any "sugar" with that spice?

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:28 PM (GsAUU)

97
Stuff like work, the mutts and Her Majesty have intruded recently and I haven't been reading everything the last few days. Any news from Slap? Knew he was going through a tough time and I've been concerned.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 06, 2017 10:28 PM (0pSdX)

98 95.
*reloads and tries again *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:28 PM (fA1SL)

99 64 That's absinthe in that bottle.

Thyme, fool.

Posted by: Jim Croce's ghost at December 06, 2017 10:28 PM (C2BKh)

100
I'm just covered with his disgusting essence. Help me.

Posted by: publius' ficus at December 06, 2017 10:28 PM (8O3HH)

101 Where do robots like to go for vacations?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (IqV8l)


It's called "The Scrapyard", the south side of Angel City, Luzon.

Posted by: zombie Tim Randall at December 06, 2017 10:28 PM (zCyNd)

102 Hand held emp gun...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Handheld-EMP-device/

Posted by: davidt at December 06, 2017 10:28 PM (yP91S)

103 The most satisfying thing about the Al Franken disaster isn't just that his political career is over, but so is his entertainment career as well.

The guy has no future.

I love it.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 06, 2017 10:28 PM (arhmY)

104 88 Ladyl (shortened?)

Thank you, dear lady!

Posted by: ibguy at December 06, 2017 10:28 PM (vUcdz)

105 I know dozens of American contract pilot's who fly those missions tomorrow.

I'd play it safe and not actually land there.

Posted by: t-bird at December 06, 2017 10:29 PM (JpBi9)

106 The Elephant Man is my favorite Lynch movie.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:29 PM (GsAUU)

107 This allows mass to be measured"

Does this make mass look big?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 06, 2017 10:29 PM (MINbv)

108 How she could keep that ash from falling always amazed me. Still does.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 06, 2017 10:18 PM (tr2D7)

Sounds like a great lady.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 10:29 PM (ZgKFD)

109 Without resorting to a Nuclear explosion, does anyone here know how to make a Electro-Magnetic Pulse?

I am thinking it would be nice to do it when the robots come to kill me.


Posted by: JAS at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (7JbXq)

I think you can take a piece of copper pipe, wrapped in a coating of high explosive, pass a yuuuge current through the copper, and then touch off the explosive.

You get to do it once, per pipe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 10:29 PM (IcdaU)

110 A toast to Tonypete's, Eromero's and all our wonderful moms.

Posted by: gNewt at December 06, 2017 10:29 PM (wp7uW)

111 That Baby Metal is pretty good.

Posted by: Thadious Perilopidous at December 06, 2017 10:29 PM (KdDCu)

112 104 88 Ladyl (shortened?)

Thank you, dear lady!
Posted by: ibguy at December 06, 2017 10:28 PM (vUcdz)


Yeah! You like my new haircut?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2017 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

113 No mechanical defintion and calibration of the watt has been needed since.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 10:27 PM (8O3HH)

I'll be the judge of that.

Posted by: James Watt at December 06, 2017 10:30 PM (zCyNd)

114 And there goes the last of the money, the final bit of the life-raft to go under the waves.

The future, always uncertain. Provided that it even exists.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 06, 2017 10:30 PM (l9m7l)

115 112 Ladyl

Quite comely!

Posted by: ibguy at December 06, 2017 10:31 PM (vUcdz)

116 Thank you Morons -

LadyL - new nic, same smashing 'ette?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 06, 2017 10:31 PM (tr2D7)

117 Ha. Don Surber has a post saying it is Trump's lawyers leaking the information about the biased investigators like Strzok, and he posts statements from Trump from earlier in the year saying that was something he was planning to do.

To me this casts doubt on JackStraw's claim that the leaks are due to the IG report.

Posted by: MAGA at December 06, 2017 10:31 PM (LnOh3)

118 With all money on digital the USG

Posted by: gNewt at December 06, 2017 10:31 PM (wp7uW)

119 81 "Why do we even have a Federal Reserve?"

To generate inflation.


Posted by: JAS at December 06, 2017 10:25 PM (7JbXq)

Even the Ottomans experienced inflation, and they had no Federal Reserve - or to be more fitting, I suppose, a Vizier's Reserve.

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at December 06, 2017 10:32 PM (riRH3)

120 The weatherman is saying a rain/snow mix.

I'll believe it when I see it.

Posted by: ALH at December 06, 2017 10:32 PM (XIpsB)

121 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 06, 2017 10:30 PM (l9m7l)

Free of charge:

www.woebot.io

Posted by: HHS at December 06, 2017 10:32 PM (zCyNd)

122 >> think you can take a piece of copper pipe, wrapped in a coating of high explosive, pass a yuuuge current through the copper, and then touch off the explosive.
----------------------

That's basically it. You get a coil of wire and pass a ginormous current through it. I mean something ridiculous that requires those high current capacitors that can support some YUGE discharge current (briefly).

Now, that makes a magnetic field. You then explosively compress that current loop and magnetic field. For the short term, you can think conservation of Magnetic flux (this hold on the short time scales).

Now, this makes a YUGE time varying magnetic dipole, which is what you want to make a YUGE EMP.

Posted by: publius' ficus at December 06, 2017 10:32 PM (8O3HH)

123 "Andrew Jackson thought it was an unconstitutional, corporatist, fat cat scam."

He was right about that.
When was the last time the USA had zero debt, foreign or otherwise?
Yep. Old Hickory.
Unpopular tho' he may be.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 10:33 PM (w7KSn)

124 81 "Why do we even have a Federal Reserve?"

To generate inflation.


Posted by: JAS at December 06, 2017 10:25 PM (7JbXq)


Which slowly but surely confiscates wealth from the middle class.

Posted by: rickl at December 06, 2017 10:33 PM (sdi6R)

125 116 Thank you Morons -

LadyL - new nic, same smashing 'ette?
Posted by: Tonypete at December 06, 2017 10:31 PM (tr2D7)


LOL

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2017 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

126
You like my new haircut?
Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2017 10:30 PM (TdMsT)


Eh, bobbed. Your old nic grew down to your butt. Looked better.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 06, 2017 10:34 PM (0pSdX)

127 90 80 71. Indeed.

* nods, downs vodka *
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:24 PM (fA1SL)

--Rum and coke, here
Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:26 PM (GsAUU)

Tips glass with shot of whiskey towards Tonypete. My sincere condolences.

Posted by: tbodie at December 06, 2017 10:34 PM (FxM6p)

128 With all our money on digital the USG could wipe us out or make us a millionaire on a whim. Talk about control.


...and if you hit the space bar simultaneously with the mystery key your comment will post...ready or not

Posted by: gNewt at December 06, 2017 10:35 PM (wp7uW)

129 You like my new haircut?
Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2017 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

Eh, bobbed.


Flapper, meet fappers.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 06, 2017 10:35 PM (zCyNd)

130 Now for some Japanese metal

https://youtu.be/_EeYxtAeaX4

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 10:10 PM (mB06r)


A challenger appears...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE3BbTsKtsk

Posted by: Wall of Sound Hats at December 06, 2017 10:36 PM (itfg0)

131
Even the Ottomans experienced inflation

Especially that naked guy in the art thread.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 06, 2017 10:36 PM (IqV8l)

132 Even the Ottomans experienced inflation

Especially that naked guy in the art thread.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 06, 2017 10:36 PM (IqV8l)


That was more of an expansion.

Posted by: Larry Summers at December 06, 2017 10:37 PM (zCyNd)

133 To any fellow morons in Ventura County...be safe.

I used to live in Ventura and was married there..so beautiful and now heartbreaking to watch it destroyed.

Posted by: mpfs at December 06, 2017 10:37 PM (j35BV)

134 103
"The most satisfying thing about the Al Franken disaster isn't just that
his political career is over, but so is his entertainment career as
well.


The guy has no future.


I love it."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 06, 2017 10:28 PM (arhmY)


He'll land a fine position in the academe, NGO, non-profit or something within a year. On the left there's always a cushy place to the anointed to land.

Posted by: geoffb at December 06, 2017 10:37 PM (zOpu5)

135 129 You like my new haircut?
Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2017 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

Eh, bobbed.


Flapper, meet fappers.
Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 06, 2017 10:35 PM (zCyNd)


Well hello...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 06, 2017 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

136 I know I've watched too much Mister Metokur when the mention of 'inflation' immediately makes me think if degenerate autists:
https://youtu.be/UUd91j-jV4s

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:39 PM (fA1SL)

137 I used to live in Ventura and was married there


Are living and being married two different things?

Posted by: triumph of optimism at December 06, 2017 10:39 PM (zCyNd)

138 133 To any fellow morons in Ventura County...be safe.

I used to live in Ventura and was married there..so beautiful and now heartbreaking to watch it destroyed.
Posted by: mpfs at December 06, 2017 10:37 PM (j35BV)

--It's downright apocalyptic out there.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:39 PM (GsAUU)

139 Another high quality ONT. I shall bask in the content before saying anything stupid.

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:40 PM (Vb4BV)

140 He'll land a fine position in the academe, NGO, non-profit or something within a year. On the left there's always a cushy place to the anointed to land.
Posted by: geoffb at December 06, 2017 10:37 PM (zOpu5)

Yep. A month's vacation at the dude ranch in Kentucky where they pretend to fix sex offenders, and he will be pronounced "cured".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 10:40 PM (IcdaU)

141
Not to worry, California will grow back.
It always does.

Posted by: Thadious Perilopidous at December 06, 2017 10:40 PM (KdDCu)

142 137

Depends on your point of view.

Posted by: mpfs at December 06, 2017 10:40 PM (j35BV)

143 The great ending to The Elephant Man:

https://youtu.be/FBdxCJISe10

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:41 PM (GsAUU)

144 >>>63 Why do we even have a Federal Reserve?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 06, 2017 10:21 PM (6FqZa)





These "independant agencies" are the deadliest of the swamp monsters and the most difficult to kill...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 06, 2017 10:42 PM (e9G8E)

145 Yep. A month's vacation at the dude ranch in Kentucky where they pretend to fix sex offenders, and he will be pronounced "cured".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 10:40 PM (IcdaU)

The "dudes" will "fix" him sure enough.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Miklos PM, no drowsiness at December 06, 2017 10:42 PM (zCyNd)

146 logprof,

I thought the fires i lived through in San Diego were hell on earth.
I was wrong.

The fire in Ventura has exploded to about 100k acres. I haven't heard from friends and I hope they are in a shelter.

Posted by: mpfs at December 06, 2017 10:43 PM (j35BV)

147 >>The most satisfying thing about the Al Franken
disaster isn't just that his political career is over, but so is his
entertainment career as well.



The guy has no future.



I love it.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot
------------
That's not entirely true.

Posted by: Bus Station Glory Hole at December 06, 2017 10:44 PM (2cuLk)

148 Saguaro.

Bunch of pricks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 06, 2017 10:44 PM (zmvwV)

149 So if Al Franken resigns tomorrow, who will be the ugliest man in the Senate?

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:45 PM (Vb4BV)

150 Errr, independEnt...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 06, 2017 10:45 PM (e9G8E)

151 141
Not to worry, California will grow back.
It always does.


---------

These things have to happen every ten years or so. Clears out all the bad blood.

Posted by: Clemenza at December 06, 2017 10:45 PM (zmvwV)

152 Japanese metal to me is Loudness, Church of Misery, and Sigh.

Speaking of Japan, anyone try Japanese whiskey? I've been seeing it in stores but haven't tried it yet.

Posted by: Iasonas at December 06, 2017 10:45 PM (wVMAv)

153 So if Al Franken resigns tomorrow, who will be the ugliest man in the Senate?

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:45 PM (Vb4BV)


Diane Feinstein

Posted by: The Retching Hat at December 06, 2017 10:46 PM (itfg0)

154 Back on the desktop.

Hey! That's what Lisa Page texted to Peter Strzok!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 06, 2017 10:46 PM (QCX64)

155 He'll land a fine position in the academe, NGO, non-profit or something within a year. On the left there's always a cushy place to the anointed to land.
Posted by: geoffb


This part of being in national politics. Plenty of people ready to repay these guys with cushy jobs.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2017 10:47 PM (+lVUW)

156 So if Al Franken resigns tomorrow, who will be the ugliest man in the Senate?
Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:45 PM (Vb4BV)

John McCain and his sentient tumor. Ugly. Ugly inside and out.

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at December 06, 2017 10:47 PM (bZ4w4)

157 inflation on Deviant art


Is a NO!

Just No. Not even.

Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 06, 2017 10:48 PM (KdDCu)

158 DiFi came out against moving the embassy to Jerusalem today. Never mind that she voted for it in 1996.
These people are perfect idiots.
The whole Senate is a frikkin' lunatic asylum.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 10:48 PM (w7KSn)

159 I'd have to agree on GRanken finding some way to slither his way free. Is Weinstein in jail? For all the sound and fury, are any of these supposed icons of the liberal establishment and feminism in jail?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 10:48 PM (ZgKFD)

160 What did socialists use for illumination before candlelight?









Electricity.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 06, 2017 10:48 PM (tbOMB)

161 139 Another high quality ONT. I shall bask in the content before saying anything stupid.
Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:40 PM (Vb4BV)

--Go straight for the baristas.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:49 PM (GsAUU)

162 So if Al Franken resigns tomorrow, who will be the ugliest man in the Senate?

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:45 PM (Vb4BV)

Diane Feinstein

Posted by: The Retching Hat at December 06, 2017 10:46 PM (itfg0)


May I apply under emerita status?

Posted by: Bella Abzug at December 06, 2017 10:49 PM (zCyNd)

163 The fires in California remind me of the very close call we had here in FC CO a few years ago. But these Cali fires, and the ones a few months ago are terrifying.

Prayers to those people. Stay safe.

Posted by: Pug Mahon aka the Deplorable P.U.G. at December 06, 2017 10:49 PM (bZ4w4)

164 *types*
*deletes*

That entire John Doe outrage in Wisconsin should have led to a handful of demonrat prosecutors and their police and judicial collaborators swinging from lamp posts.

I am deathly serious.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 06, 2017 10:50 PM (QU+qf)

165 Hey! That's what Lisa Page texted to Peter Strzok!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 06, 2017 10:46 PM (QCX64)

No-that's what he suggested to Carter Page.

Posted by: Mikls who knows at December 06, 2017 10:50 PM (zCyNd)

166 161 --Go straight for the baristas.
Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:49 PM (GsAUU)


Good advice. I need some coffee, and a trip to Everett.

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:50 PM (Vb4BV)

167 Ibguy,

Prayers for Joyce and family and friends.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 10:51 PM (Ri/rl)

168 So if Al Franken resigns tomorrow, who will be the ugliest man in the Senate?

Posted by: Splunge


Who was that pig face guy. I think he isn't in anymore.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2017 10:52 PM (+lVUW)

169 158 DiFi came out against moving the embassy to Jerusalem today. Never mind that she voted for it in 1996.
These people are perfect idiots.
The whole Senate is a frikkin' lunatic asylum.
Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 10:48 PM (w7KSn)

They were fine as long as no one had the stones to do it. It keeps the nice Jewish lefties on the plantation and gives Billy Jeff a bargaining chip in his quest for a legacy (peace process in the middle east.)

Which brings up a question: What is Ike's legacy? The Interstate system. Functional. Useful.

Why can't more of these hamhanded morons concentrate on passing on useful legacies instead of the chimeric phantom of Middle Eastern 'Peace'- which is not peace at all, but an attempt to square the circle with peaceful Israel on one side, and a mob of bloodthirsty 12th century jackanapes on the other?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 10:52 PM (ZgKFD)

170 164 *types*
*deletes*

That entire John Doe outrage in Wisconsin should have led to a handful of demonrat prosecutors and their police and judicial collaborators swinging from lamp posts.

I am deathly serious.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 06, 2017 10:50 PM (QU+qf)


I agree 100%.

Posted by: rickl at December 06, 2017 10:52 PM (sdi6R)

171 Hadrian....emailed Slap on Monday but no response. Hesitate to call

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 06, 2017 10:52 PM (mMeIQ)

172

"I am not a man, I am an animal!"

Posted by: Hitlery Cliton at December 06, 2017 10:53 PM (T/KY7)

173 Even the Ottomans experienced inflation, and they
had no Federal Reserve - or to be more fitting, I suppose, a Vizier's
Reserve.
Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at December 06, 2017 10:32 PM (riRH3)


Inflation is caused by too much money chasing too few goods. It doesn't matter what the money is, SPAIN had inflation problems in the 16th and 17th centuries from the gold and silver coming from the Indies.

It is just that when you have a fiat currency it is incredibly easy to increase the money supply. Digital is even easier.

At least gold gives some sort of control

Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2017 10:53 PM (2K6fY)

174
That Japanese metal vid looks great. they have the look, and the movies, but they are tone deaf. No melody, just a cacophony of noise.

Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 06, 2017 10:53 PM (KdDCu)

175 Who was that pig face guy. I think he isn't in anymore.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2017 10:52 PM (+lVUW)

--------

Waxman. Obvious choice, but House of Reps, not Senate.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 06, 2017 10:54 PM (zmvwV)

176 83 Andrew Jackson thought it was an unconstitutional, corporatist, fat cat scam.
Posted by: Step off on your good foot at December 06, 2017 10:24 PM (wp7uW)

--A-Jax: the only presidency during which the federal government had no deficit

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:25 PM (GsAUU)

++++

Not true. The feds had no deficit under Coolidge and they paid off 25% of the then existing federal debt.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 06, 2017 10:54 PM (FUu/Z)

177 168 Who was that pig face guy. I think he isn't in anymore.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2017 10:52 PM (+lVUW)


The nostrils guy? Inspiration for one of the great Ace headlines? That would be Henry Waxman. He makes Franken look like Adonis.

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:54 PM (Vb4BV)

178 I was curious about H.L. Mencken, so I looked him up on wikipedia.

He strikes me as a bit of an asshole. LOL.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 06, 2017 10:54 PM (8iiMU)

179 171 Hadrian....emailed Slap on Monday but no response. Hesitate to call

I think he posted a 'Thanks. It's not good." this morning.

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at December 06, 2017 10:54 PM (AoK0a)

180 167 CaliGirl

Thank you so much!

Posted by: ibguy at December 06, 2017 10:55 PM (vUcdz)

181 'No melody, just a cacophony of noise.'

Just like the bacteria and parasites in my vajayjay...

Posted by: Hitlery Cliton at December 06, 2017 10:55 PM (T/KY7)

182 HI HI HELLO HELLO HI!

Just blew in - help me shut this door behind me. Brr.

Because I read more than I listen to news, I sometimes have to wonder how you say a name...

Like... Strzok. Really? Is he from the planet Preibus?

Posted by: mindful webworker says hi hi hello hello hi at December 06, 2017 10:56 PM (NU2/k)

183 The reason for no criminal charges? The computers are missing.

They shouldn't have bought those new InCommunicado brand computers. Wisconsin has announced, though, that they will launch an "Incognito Missing Thing" investigation into the missing things, whatever it is they are.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 10:56 PM (8gDQu)

184 174. Serbian turbofolk more your speed?

https://youtu.be/ignq296onLs

Mitar looks like a Montenegrin oompa-loompa, but the dude can sing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:56 PM (fA1SL)

185 is something experts believe would directly address the issue of unemployment and poverty
***
How would paying people to be unemployed decrease the number of unemployed people?

Given a choice of pizza and X-box or getting up and going to work all most everyone will choose some variant of the former...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2017 10:56 PM (Z8FFX)

186 178 I was curious about H.L. Mencken, so I looked him up on wikipedia.
He strikes me as a bit of an asshole. LOL.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 06, 2017 10:54 PM (8iiMU)


Yeah, maybe, a bit. But not worth dismissing, with no further attention, on that grounds. He wrote some great pieces in his time, and he had a way with words.

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:57 PM (Vb4BV)

187 Jackson is the President with no debt.
No deficits either, but no debt.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 10:57 PM (w7KSn)

188 36 we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. P.J. O'Rourke

Sounds to me like P.J. O'Rourke doesn't like Hillary very much.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2017 10:14 PM (+lVUW)

++++

O'Rourke voted for Hillary. #NeverTrump, don't you know.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 06, 2017 10:57 PM (FUu/Z)

189 Without resorting to a Nuclear explosion, does anyone here know how to make a Electro-Magnetic Pulse?

I am thinking it would be nice to do it when the robots come to kill me.


Posted by: JAS at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (7JbXq)

I think you can take a piece of copper pipe, wrapped in a coating of high explosive, pass a yuuuge current through the copper, and then touch off the explosive.

You get to do it once, per pipe.




Copper wire wrapped steel tube, with about a 2 in., smoothly machined inside diameter.

A rare-earth cylindrical magnet, machined about .01 smaller diameter than the tube's bore. Said magnet to be sleeved with a tightly fitted nylon tube with a .005 thickness.

The nylon-sleeved magnet is inserted into one (outside threaded) end of the wire wrapped tube, and the (inside threaded) firing chamber containing 1 oz. of C-4 is secured thereon. The C-4 to be initiated by a standard blasting cap, with wires led through a small hole at the rear of the chamber.

When fired, the rare-earth-magnet accelerates to a significant percentage of the C-4's +/- 24,000 ft. per second blast-wave front.

As it passes down the tube, an enormous EMP is generated in a wave along the longitudinal axis of the tube. Although the device is self-destroyed upon use, the pulse exists in the microsecond as the magnet flies down the bore, and before the tube explodes behind it's travel.

Popular Science featured this about 20 years ago, speculating that an enemy could scale one up to about an 8 in. bore and 30 ft. "barrel" length, and take out a major city's grid with one shot.

I'd think this 2" version would neatly take out an unfriendly road convoy, comms center or UAV control Conex.

Problem is, experimenting with one, even ONE test shot, would trip every dot-gov alphabet out there, and HELL would rain down on the home brewed mad scientist.

In other words, kids, don't try this at home!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 10:58 PM (QzJWU)

190
Boy, I had no idea this was going on. Since the mid '90s, the electrical industry has been defining electrical units differently, based on defining Planck's constant (and the electronic charge), and has been using this ever since, not true SI units.

That it, with a properly calibrated digital MM, you are measuring "conventional volts, amps, ohms, etc).

These differ from the SI equivalents by about 1 part in a billion or so. No practical different of any import save for the most sensitive measurements.

But that is something I did not know. By the upcoming 2018 rejiggering of SI units, SI will be brought into agreement with these.

This is something I didn't have a clue had happened. They didn't ask me.

But I had no idea.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 10:58 PM (8O3HH)

191 I shudder to think what's in that bottle of "creative juices."

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 06, 2017 10:58 PM (NWiLs)

192
Hesitate to call
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette


I understand and do not want to intrude. Thank you for trying.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 06, 2017 10:59 PM (kb66p)

193 189 Without resorting to a Nuclear explosion, does anyone here know how to make a Electro-Magnetic Pulse?

I am thinking it would be nice to do it when the robots come to kill me.


Posted by: JAS at December 06, 2017 10:23 PM (7JbXq)


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First, get a microwave oven.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 06, 2017 10:59 PM (zmvwV)

194
Have you ever noticed that when you are playing your music library and suddenly stop - just how quiet, suddenly, deathly, ominously quiet it becomes.

Even worse, you have your music cranked up and suddenly there is a pounding on your door - someone demanding you open the door!

Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 06, 2017 10:59 PM (KdDCu)

195 188 O'Rourke voted for Hillary. #NeverTrump, don't you know.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 06, 2017 10:57 PM (FUu/Z)


Age is kind to some, and cruel to others.

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:59 PM (Vb4BV)

196 186 178 I was curious about H.L. Mencken, so I looked him up on wikipedia.
He strikes me as a bit of an asshole. LOL.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 06, 2017 10:54 PM (8iiMU)

Yeah, maybe, a bit. But not worth dismissing, with no further attention, on that grounds. He wrote some great pieces in his time, and he had a way with words.
Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:57 PM (Vb4BV)


He was quite a bit of an asshole, though. He had a strong tendency to look down his nose at the common people, so in a way he presaged the modern intelligentsia.

Posted by: rickl at December 06, 2017 10:59 PM (sdi6R)

197 O'Rourke voted for Hillary. #NeverTrump, don't you know.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 06, 2017 10:57 PM (FUu/Z)

I find that shocking and appalling.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:00 PM (Ri/rl)

198 Go straight for the baristas.
Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 10:49 PM (GsAUU)

I've got some "how-to" advice-with photos!

Posted by: Al franken at December 06, 2017 11:00 PM (zCyNd)

199 The Peej, no fool like an old fool.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 11:00 PM (w7KSn)

200 First bikini barista is kinda cute. Others all have that "rode hard and put away wet" look to them. If I want a low-end strip club experience, I'll just go to one.

Yeah, Waxman was the ugliest Member of Congress in history.



Posted by: Lena Dunham's Ex-Dog at December 06, 2017 11:02 PM (dEU+X)

201 I shudder to think what's in that bottle of "creative juices."

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 06, 2017 10:58 PM (NWiLs)

Ficus extract.

Posted by: Streetcorner apothecary at December 06, 2017 11:02 PM (zCyNd)

202 DiFi came out against moving the embassy to Jerusalem today. Never mind that she voted for it in 1996.
***
The Democrats have moved so far left in the last 20 years it will make your head spin.

The scary thing is they got almost half the country to follow them.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2017 11:03 PM (Z8FFX)

203
Mitar Miric desperately needs dancing girls if he is going to do video.

Audio doesn't need dancing girls, but video does.



Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 06, 2017 11:04 PM (KdDCu)

204
The house dogs started complaining, not without reason, at 3:30 this morning. I never did get back to sleep after we brought them back in, so I am retiring for the evening. Good night, Horde.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 06, 2017 11:04 PM (q9Ovf)

205 Music when working - I've noticed I can reconcile accounts when listening to modern classical composers, but I do mu best statistical work when blasting EDM/house/techno. I drive best when the stereo is pumping out xardbas and/or Prodigy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:04 PM (fA1SL)

206 The complete WI DOJ Report, in non-searchable PDF format. How Clinton like.

Posted by: geoffb at December 06, 2017 11:05 PM (zOpu5)

207 He was quite a bit of an asshole, though. He had a strong tendency to look down his nose at the common people, so in a way he presaged the modern intelligentsia.

Posted by: rickl at December 06, 2017 10:59 PM (sdi6R)

Mencken mainly excoriated the "intelligentsia" of his day. His takedowns of academics remain epic. E.g. on Thorsten Veblen's Theory of Conspicuous Consumption.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 06, 2017 11:05 PM (zCyNd)

208 I drive best when the stereo is pumping out xardbas and/or Prodigy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:04 PM (fA1SL)


Yeah .... I think I saw you on one of those Liberty Mutual commercials.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 11:05 PM (8gDQu)

209 Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 10:58 PM (QzJWU)

As a 12 year old, I made an electric arc furnace, poking holes in opposite sides of a ceramic flower pot, taking the carbon rods out of two D cell "batteries," sharpening them in a pencil sharpener, wiring them up, connecting them to the mains, touching them to each other, and then carefully withdrawing them slightly to strike the carbon arc.

Surprisingly, I didn't electrocute myself, but if I did it today, I wonder if the broad band white noise from that arc would take our every WiFi for a considerable distance.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:05 PM (YqDXo)

210 First bikini barista is kinda cute. Others all have that "rode hard and put away wet" look to them. If I want a low-end strip club experience, I'll just go to one.
***
Can the trashy tattoo-on-women fad be over yet?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2017 11:05 PM (Z8FFX)

211 203. Dancing girls with Serbian turbofolk? Meet Goga and her Balkan cheerleader squad.
Seksi biznizmen:

https://youtu.be/AoOXyaPVVgI

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:06 PM (fA1SL)

212 The winds have really picked up again here in Ventura county. Not good news for the fires.

Posted by: IC at December 06, 2017 11:06 PM (oW6uJ)

213 210 Can the trashy tattoo-on-women fad be over yet?
Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2017 11:05 PM (Z8FFX)


Maybe, if we put Narcan in the water supply.

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 11:06 PM (Vb4BV)

214 171 Hadrian....emailed Slap on Monday but no response. Hesitate to call
I think he posted a 'Thanks. It's not good." this morning.
Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at December 06, 2017 10:54

Anyone else heard from Slap lately? I think I saw him post this morning, but I may be wrong.

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 06, 2017 11:07 PM (yJ1e6)

215 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 06, 2017 11:04 PM (q9Ovf)

Good night, sleep well.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:07 PM (Ri/rl)

216 32 Good a time as any:
Dear Santa: this year I've been very good, for some values if good. Please bring me an armoured train, a division of zombie Mongol mech infantry, and my own aidoru studio.
My counsel and I thank you in advance for your compliance. - Palpy
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 10:13 PM (fA1SL)
---------------------------------
Que dices?
No quieres helicoptero como Augusto?!?

Posted by: Papa Noel at December 06, 2017 11:07 PM (0jtPF)

217
Not to worry, the fires in California will go out when there is nothing left to burn.

Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 06, 2017 11:08 PM (KdDCu)

218 208. Heh.

* drifts Lada around a corner *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:08 PM (fA1SL)

219 First bikini barista is kinda cute. Others all have that "rode hard and put away wet" look to them. If I want a low-end strip club experience, I'll just go to one.

Kinda cute? She's very cute.

But you're right, the rest look like protected arthropod habitats.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:08 PM (YqDXo)

220 Seksi biznizmen:

https://youtu.be/AoOXyaPVVgI

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:06 PM (fA1SL)

" and Father, what did YOU do in the Balkan Wars?"

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 06, 2017 11:08 PM (zCyNd)

221 212 The winds have really picked up again here in Ventura county. Not good news for the fires.
Posted by: IC at December 06, 2017 11:06 PM (oW6uJ)

Are you safe? Those fires are terrifying. I have a friend that's a pioneer family in Oxnard, he has some homes in Ventura and I haven't heard if his property is okay.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:09 PM (Ri/rl)

222 216. In Kekistan, first you get the armoured train, then you get the zombie Mongol mech infantry, then you get the aidoru girls, and THEN you get the helicopter.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:10 PM (fA1SL)

223 Punisher Netflix series update: got to the episode with the drone, still loving it.

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 11:10 PM (Vb4BV)

224 Good night Hadrian

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 06, 2017 11:10 PM (mMeIQ)

225 Surprisingly, I didn't electrocute myself, but if I did it today, I wonder if the broad band white noise from that arc would take our every WiFi for a considerable distance.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:05 PM (YqDXo)



Bet it would!

And a 200 watt Linear Amp behind a CB radio will blank the ever lovin' hell out of a Wi-Fi network or device, too. For a radius of some hundreds of feet.

Makes a decent jammer to many common comms frequencies, period.

Components are cheap enough to be essentially disposable, and left behind with a stout rubber band holding down the "transmit" button.

Bit o' cover to help E&E.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 11:10 PM (QzJWU)

226
Not true. The feds had no deficit under Coolidge and they paid off 25% of the then existing federal debt.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 06, 2017 10:54 PM (FUu/Z)

--Yeah, I meant debt, not deficit.

America was in the black.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 11:10 PM (GsAUU)

227 * drifts Lada around a corner *


Ladas do that by themselves.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, Trabant fancier at December 06, 2017 11:11 PM (zCyNd)

228 Punisher Netflix series update: got to the episode with the drone, still loving it.
***
The notion that superheroes don't kill bad guys always perplexed me.

After the 100th time the Joker escaped and killed a few hundred people isn't the blame on Batman (and I guess the state of NY that won't execute the joker).

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2017 11:11 PM (Z8FFX)

229 IC at December 06, 2017 11:06 PM (oW6uJ)

Stay safe. Good luck.

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at December 06, 2017 11:11 PM (AoK0a)

230 so is the Godzilla of blowjobs here?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:11 PM (MTjB1)

231 220. As they say of Goga's musical genre 'by war criminals, for war criminals.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:12 PM (fA1SL)

232 Can the trashy tattoo-on-women fad be over yet?
Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2017 11:05 PM (Z8FFX)

They look skanky and that's just unsanitary.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:12 PM (Ri/rl)

233 The debt is the total of what we owe, total indebtedness.
The deficit is the difference between what we take in versus what we owe.
Like saying you have revenue but no profits.
Something like that.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 11:12 PM (w7KSn)

234
212 The winds have really picked up again here in Ventura county. Not good news for the fires.
Posted by: IC at December 06, 2017 11:06 PM (oW6uJ)

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Same here. Fabulous east San Gabriel Valley. Christmas decs are blowing around lik crazy right now.

Prayers for the Ventura County peeps.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 06, 2017 11:12 PM (zmvwV)

235

What's all this fuss about Jerusalem Artichokes causing movements! I've been eating Jerusalems for years, and they are a fine fiber source but moving? Not even!

Worrying about a Jerusalem Movement is a waste of worry energy and fake news! I say eat a good Jerusalem and the Movement will take care of itself!

Posted by: Emily Pelositella at December 06, 2017 11:12 PM (T/KY7)

236 The nostrils guy? Inspiration for one of the great Ace headlines? That would be Henry Waxman. He makes Franken look like Adonis.
Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 10:54 PM (Vb4BV)


--Priceless:

"Not the Orkin Man! Noooooo!"

https://youtu.be/rxFxbp1QDd0

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 11:12 PM (GsAUU)

237 I have not yet, begun to Grope!

Posted by: Al 'Hands' Franken at December 06, 2017 11:13 PM (8MK3R)

238 who cares what those baristas are serving, I wold even drink tea if they were nearby.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:13 PM (MTjB1)

239 THEN you get the helicopter.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:10 PM (fA1SL)

Fine. You get helis, I want Valkyries for close ground support.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, Strategic Valkyrie Command at December 06, 2017 11:13 PM (zCyNd)

240 Tonypete, that was a touching tribute to your mother. I lost mine in 1985 and I still miss her (and dad, who passed in 89) terribly.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 06, 2017 11:13 PM (P8951)

241 227. Superior Soviet automotive engineering - you don't even need a clutch.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:13 PM (fA1SL)

242
Welding arcs would wreak havoc with the local AM radio stuff around here. I've got an inverter based ESAB MIG unit, a big one, and that thing's switching frequency will really play hell with any radio plugged into the local service.

Some of it is radiated, but a lot gets on the local wiring. I have no idea what it would do to WIFI nearby.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 11:13 PM (8O3HH)

243 200
Yeah, Waxman was the ugliest Member of Congress in history.

Posted by: Lena Dunham's Ex-Dog at December 06, 2017 11:02 PM (dEU+X)
--------------------------------
Excuse me?

Posted by: Barbara Mikulski at December 06, 2017 11:14 PM (0jtPF)

244 "The weaponization of a government agency against its citizens" BY DEMOCRATS!

Never forget to identify for the morons not paying attention wh0 it is that is weaponizing gov't.

Posted by: Locke Common at December 06, 2017 11:14 PM (AuEzF)

245 Kinda cute? She's very cute.

Yep. Great ass.

But you're right, the rest look like protected arthropod habitats.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:08 PM (YqDXo)


If you took the horrible makeup and tattoo off the second one I think she would be pretty good looking, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 11:14 PM (8gDQu)

246 you know who should be 100% all in for the Jerusalem move? The native Americans and all first peoples.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:15 PM (MTjB1)

247 Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 11:10 PM (QzJWU)

You have to wonder if we use that principle to trigger IEDs in Wogland. Fourier components, FTW!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:15 PM (YqDXo)

248 So the black guy has to resign but the white guy gets to stay? Mmhmm.

Posted by: Urethra Franklin at December 06, 2017 11:15 PM (qYCgM)

249 Prayer for Joyce and also for the Rons and ettes in Southern Cal - may you and yours stay safe.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 06, 2017 11:16 PM (P8951)

250 If you took the horrible makeup and tattoo off the second one I think she would be pretty good looking, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 11:14 PM (8gDQu)

Maybe AOP could lend you a sandblaster.

Posted by: Miklos, a Molnar at December 06, 2017 11:16 PM (zCyNd)

251 Well, fack, fack, fackity fack. Went out to move some belongings from the Suburban into the sleeping shack, and found the right front tire flat. Ran over a board with a nail in it, right here on the lease. At least I know where the hole is. Come daylight, I can try to put a plug in it. Have my little compressor on board, and also a tire-plugging kit, I think.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (IcdaU)

252 you took the horrible makeup and tattoo off the second one I think she would be pretty good looking, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December




you are going to have to get in there and fuck it off of her.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (MTjB1)

253 Just watched Don Rumsfeld on Tucker, he rocked. He's all behind Trump which surprises me.

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (yJ1e6)

254 245 Kinda cute? She's very cute.

Yep. Great ass.

But you're right, the rest look like protected arthropod habitats.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:08 PM (YqDXo)

If you took the horrible makeup and tattoo off the second one I think she would be pretty good looking, too.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 11:14 PM (8gDQu)


Yep, but just generally, she a great-looking gal and looks like a sweetie.

For my part, I can't get past the tattoos. Sorry.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (YqDXo)

255 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (IcdaU)

If only you'd been on the Titanic!

Posted by: Miklos, a Molnar at December 06, 2017 11:18 PM (zCyNd)

256 253 Just watched Don Rumsfeld on Tucker, he rocked. He's all behind Trump which surprises me.
Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (yJ1e6)

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Awesome.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 06, 2017 11:18 PM (zmvwV)

257 you are going to have to get in there and fuck it off of her.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (MTjB1)


The concern: an arthropod habitat.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:18 PM (YqDXo)

258 So the black old guy has to resign but the white young guy gets to stay? Mmhmm.

Works either way.

Posted by: tbodie at December 06, 2017 11:18 PM (FxM6p)

259 238 who cares what those baristas are serving, I wold even drink tea if they were nearby.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:13 PM (MTjB1)

I just imagine them adjusting their thongs and then serving drinks and not washing their hands. No thank you.

But you're a dude so we think differently.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:18 PM (Ri/rl)

260 When I was getting begging letters from whatever conservative group that was using Ol' P.J. as the star headline beggar, I would rip up the pledge forms write "Go ask your friend Hillary because I'm not giving you a cent" and send them back in that postage paid envelope.

I haven't gotten any of those begging letters in a while.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2017 11:18 PM (2K6fY)

261 Scanned through a dozen pages of that Wisconsin situation, the one in which the leftist attorneys went after Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans.

The GAB twits sound like junior versions of Team Mueller.

No, I take that back. Team Mueller chit-chat probably sounds more moronic than that of the GAB lawyers.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 06, 2017 11:19 PM (U6f54)

262 219 First bikini barista is kinda cute. Others all have that "rode hard and put away wet" look to them. If I want a low-end strip club experience, I'll just go to one.

Kinda cute? She's very cute.

But you're right, the rest look like protected arthropod habitats.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:08 PM (YqDXo)

--Yeah, don't care for the tatts.

But the first was worth the click.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 11:19 PM (GsAUU)

263 I read that this guy actually performed during Trump's visit to Japan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct6BUPvE2sM

Warning: it takes a couple of days to recover from watching this.

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 11:19 PM (Vb4BV)

264 you are going to have to get in there and fuck it off of her.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (MTjB1)


Season 4, #6

Posted by: Dirty Jobs at December 06, 2017 11:19 PM (zCyNd)

265 @164

In due course. I think that's exactly where we are heading, whether one wants it to be or not. If the state, FBI, IRS are nakedly partisan/corrupt, you can expect to see them treated like it. In a country this heavily armed and free, the results wont be pretty.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at December 06, 2017 11:19 PM (H5knJ)

266 243 200
Yeah, Waxman was the ugliest Member of Congress in history.

Posted by: Lena Dunham's Ex-Dog at December 06, 2017 11:02 PM (dEU+X)
--------------------------------
Excuse me?
Posted by: Barbara Mikulski at December 06, 2017 11:14 PM (0jtPF)


Pffft.

Posted by: Rosa de Lauro at December 06, 2017 11:19 PM (YqDXo)

267 It's like Wisconsin was a dress rehearsal for what is happening to Trump on a much larger scale. May the result be for Trump what it was for Walker in Wisconsin.

it pisses me off that none of those bureaucratic thugs will face jail time for what they did.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 06, 2017 11:20 PM (P8951)

268 For my part, I can't get past the tattoos. Sorry.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (YqDXo)


I hate tattoos on women. I think it's a sin to mar a nice body with some mediocre artwork that never comes off.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 11:20 PM (8gDQu)

269 I just imagine them adjusting their thongs and then serving drinks and not washing their hands. No thank you.

But you're a dude so we think differently.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December




so how bout they stand there adjusting their stuff while I get my own coffee?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:20 PM (MTjB1)

270 But you're a dude so we think differently.
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Girls don't out gas.

Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 06, 2017 11:20 PM (KdDCu)

271 They call that non-nuclear EMP generation technique "explosively pumped flux compression".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosively_pumped_
flux_compression_generator

Now, we have these EMP warheads that can be mounted on cruise missiles and such. They use additional techniques to better couple the EMP pulse generated with the "loads" they wish to destroy.

IOW, additional things are done to tune the generated pulse to do the most damage

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 11:21 PM (8O3HH)

272 Just watched Don Rumsfeld on Tucker, he rocked. He's all behind Trump which surprises me.

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (yJ1e6)


I'm not surprised. Rumsfeld was always The Man. He's very much like Trump.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 11:21 PM (8gDQu)

273 195 188 O'Rourke voted for Hillary. #NeverTrump, don't you know.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 06, 2017 10:57 PM (FUu/Z)

Age is kind to some, and cruel to others.
Posted by: Splunge


Someone I know is a #NeverTrump. When Trump won he was shocked, insisting that the American economy was doomed. The stock market would go belly up. Businesses would invest in the future with Trump in charge. This guy was so sure about Trump being a disaster to the economy that he inherited some money and wouldn't invest it in anything.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 06, 2017 11:22 PM (+lVUW)

274 251 Well, fack, fack, fackity fack. Went out to move some belongings from the Suburban into the sleeping shack, and found the right front tire flat. Ran over a board with a nail in it, right here on the lease. At least I know where the hole is. Come daylight, I can try to put a plug in it. Have my little compressor on board, and also a tire-plugging kit, I think.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (IcdaU)

Do you not have a full sized spare?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 11:22 PM (ZgKFD)

275 But the first was worth the click.
Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 11:19 PM (GsAUU)


Definitely.

Overlooking her present employment, she's a real cutie who looks sweet and friendly, and for my money is in Cake Girl territory.

Posted by: Rosa de Lauro at December 06, 2017 11:22 PM (YqDXo)

276 243 200
Yeah, Waxman was the ugliest Member of Congress in history.
Posted by: Lena Dunham's Ex-Dog at December 06, 2017 11:02 PM (dEU+X)
--------------------------------
Excuse me?
Posted by: Barbara Mikulski at December 06, 2017 11:14

Wait, I'm a fashion model.

Rosa DeLaurea

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 06, 2017 11:22 PM (yJ1e6)

277 I'm getting the emergency alert on my phone for high winds.

Stay safe everyone in Southern California fire areas.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:22 PM (Ri/rl)

278 Shit, that was me.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:22 PM (YqDXo)

279 you know who should be 100% all in for the Jerusalem move? The native Americans and all first peoples.
***
We have good historical records of the Jews living in Jerusalem for thousands of years. The record of American Indians is much, much poorer.

Obviously there were people here before Columbus. But what tribe lived in what area is an open question. The Europeans documented various tribes conquering each other, and at times exterminating the defeated.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 06, 2017 11:22 PM (Z8FFX)

280 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:17 PM (IcdaU)

If only you'd been on the Titanic!

Posted by: Miklos, a Molnar at December 06, 2017 11:18 PM (zCyNd)


LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 11:22 PM (8gDQu)

281 263 I read that this guy actually performed during Trump's visit to Japan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct6BUPvE2sM

Warning: it takes a couple of days to recover from watching this.
Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 11:19 PM (Vb4BV)

--Duterte's serenade?

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 11:23 PM (GsAUU)

282 277 I'm getting the emergency alert on my phone for high winds.

Stay safe everyone in Southern California fire areas.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:22 PM (Ri/rl)


Me too. "Listen to authorities."

Good one.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:23 PM (YqDXo)

283
I'm not surprised. Rumsfeld was always The Man. He's very much like Trump.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 11:21 PM (8gDQu)

Rumsfeld always struck me as a 50's leader kind of guy- and that is a major compliment. Calm, competent, no tolerance for BS.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 11:23 PM (ZgKFD)

284 Well, I see that Feinstein is facing a challenger in her re-election. So I suppose that's why she's going hard left and "anti-Zionist" these days.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 06, 2017 11:23 PM (0jtPF)

285 Just watched Don Rumsfeld on Tucker, he rocked. He's all behind Trump which surprises me.

Posted by: Farmer
********************

Cool. I think Ari Fleisher has jumped off the Bush wagon also. Ari was pretty cool press person for Bush.

Posted by: gNewt at December 06, 2017 11:23 PM (wp7uW)

286 ***
We have good historical records of the Jews living in Jerusalem for thousands of years. The record of American Indians is much, much poorer.

Obviously there were people here before Columbus. But what tribe lived in what area is an open question. The Europeans documented various tribes conquering each other, and at times exterminating the defeated.
Posted by: 18-1 at December




which is all the more reason they should be supportive of the Jews.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:23 PM (MTjB1)

287 Dear Santa:

I don't expect a damn thing. I'm so far past giving a shit it isn't even funny. Anything you might happen to drop off would be appreciated but I won't be disappointed if you skip me entirely this year.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 06, 2017 11:23 PM (NWiLs)

288 ((insomniac))

Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at December 06, 2017 11:24 PM (0O7c5)

289 Dear Santa:

I don't expect a damn thing. I'm so far past giving a shit it isn't even funny. Anything you might happen to drop off would be appreciated but I won't be disappointed if you skip me entirely this year.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December




guess you are getting another shit in your sock.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:25 PM (MTjB1)

290 I just imagine them adjusting their thongs and then serving drinks and not washing their hands. No thank you.

Don't drink the drinks.

Simple, really.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:25 PM (YqDXo)

291 ((insomniac))
Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at December




that's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:26 PM (MTjB1)

292 Rumsfeld's known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns press conference may be my favorite press conference of all time - a genre I did not even realize existed until he came along.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at December 06, 2017 11:26 PM (H5knJ)

293 287. *doorbell rings chez insomniac. He opens it, elves in tracksuits rush in, armed with tire-irons. *

'Nicky don't like weisenheimers.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:26 PM (fA1SL)

294 ((yankeefifth))

Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at December 06, 2017 11:26 PM (0O7c5)

295 Dear Santa:

I don't expect a damn thing. I'm so far past giving a shit it isn't even funny. Anything you might happen to drop off would be appreciated but I won't be disappointed if you skip me entirely this year.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 06, 2017 11:23 PM (NWiLs)


Dear Santa,

Don't bother with me this year. The Donald is more than enough.

Thanks.

Jay

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:26 PM (YqDXo)

296 I just imagine them adjusting their thongs and then serving drinks and not washing their hands. No thank you.





which is precisely dear lady why we invented spanking.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:26 PM (MTjB1)

297 so how bout they stand there adjusting their stuff while I get my own coffee?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:20 PM (MTjB1)

That would work.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:27 PM (Ri/rl)

298 ((yankeefifth))
Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at December




LOL

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:27 PM (MTjB1)

299 Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December

Be sure to mention that you have been a very bad boy with some very good girls.


The old fucker likes that kind of shit.

Posted by: Santa Letters-$5 at December 06, 2017 11:27 PM (zCyNd)

300 Don't bother with me this year. The Donald is more than enough.



Thanks.



Jay

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:26 PM (YqDXo)
Christmas everyday!

Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at December 06, 2017 11:27 PM (0O7c5)

301 292 Rumsfeld's known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns press conference may be my favorite press conference of all time - a genre I did not even realize existed until he came along.
Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at December 06, 2017 11:26 PM (H5knJ)


Yup. I remember talking with some lefty who was mocking that statement. When I said it was one of the smartest things I'd ever heard from a politician, he was speechless.

Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 11:28 PM (Vb4BV)

302 I wish I had a picture to share of the snake tattoo on a stripper I was once in the acquaintance of... It was actually quite lovely considering it rather niceley concealed a hideous surgical scar the entire length of her leg, from hip to ankle!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 06, 2017 11:28 PM (e9G8E)

303 Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at December 06, 2017 11:26 PM (0O7c5)

How difficult are accommodations to find in Phoenix for spring training? How far in advance should we make arrangements? Any guidance would be appreciated.

The younger of the Guevara spawn will be off to college, and so for the first time we're empty nesters who can attend spring training.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:28 PM (YqDXo)

304 302. Distracted the eye from the bullet wounds, did it?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:29 PM (fA1SL)

305 293 287. *doorbell rings chez insomniac. He opens it, elves in tracksuits rush in, armed with tire-irons. *

'Nicky don't like weisenheimers.'
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:26 PM (fA1SL)

I was dead serious.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 06, 2017 11:29 PM (NWiLs)

306 How difficult are accommodations to find in Phoenix
for spring training? How far in advance should we make arrangements? Any
guidance would be appreciated.



The younger of the Guevara spawn will be off to college, and so for
the first time we're empty nesters who can attend spring training.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:28 PM (YqDXo)
get on it now.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at December 06, 2017 11:29 PM (0O7c5)

307
IOW, additional things are done to tune the generated pulse to do the most damage

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 11:21 PM (8O3HH)




I see you were highly attenuated to some of the critical steps I left out of my description.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 11:29 PM (QzJWU)

308 Yup. I remember talking with some lefty who was mocking that statement. When I said it was one of the smartest things I'd ever heard from a politician, he was speechless.
Posted by: Splunge at December




yeah, that happened lots with that speech. smart people who were too smart to realize the importance of what he said.




when tshtf we can use social media references mocking the speech as a test to determine who gets in the perimeter and who gets to stay outside and get eaten.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:29 PM (MTjB1)

309 299 Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December

Be sure to mention that you have been a very bad boy with some very good girls.


The old fucker likes that kind of shit.
Posted by: Santa Letters-$5 at December 06, 2017 11:27 PM (zCyNd)

That would be a lie.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 06, 2017 11:30 PM (NWiLs)

310 Problem is, experimenting with one, even ONE test shot, would trip every dot-gov alphabet out there, and HELL would rain down on the home brewed mad scientist.

In other words, kids, don't try this at home!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 10:58 PM (QzJWU)

You might get away with it, 50 miles out into the desert in Arizona or new mexico. Or put it on a yacht, and sail way out to sea. Put the device in a disposable rubber raft for the test. Or drive to Yellowknife, charter a floatplane, and get flown out 200 miles into the tundra on a "prospecting trip". I'd be pleased to go along, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:30 PM (IcdaU)

311 Yeah, age has not been kind to ORourke. even before the ever Trump business, he just hasn't been funny for a while. I prefer to remember the hilarious 80s PJ. In his heyday, he was as good as Steyn or Iowahawk .

funny about the old Reagan conservatives - some, like Laura Ingraham are Trump fans; others, like Noonan and ORourke, just can't get past their distaste for Trumps style

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 06, 2017 11:30 PM (P8951)

312 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:23 PM (YqDXo)

As if that would help.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:30 PM (Ri/rl)

313 305. 'So are we.' - Santa's 'little helpers'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:30 PM (fA1SL)

314 Yup. I remember talking with some lefty who was mocking that statement. When I said it was one of the smartest things I'd ever heard from a politician, he was speechless.
Posted by: Splunge at December 06, 2017 11:28 PM (Vb4BV)/i]

It really was. Leftists thought it was idiotic, but it was very insightful. The distinction between the known unknowns - things you don't know, but realize you need to know them - and the unknown knowns - things you know, but don't recognize their significance - and the unknown unknowns - things you don't know, but don't realize you need to know them - was brilliant.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:30 PM (YqDXo)

315 Rumsfeld is the only political figure I can think of with an operating understanding of FMEA.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 06, 2017 11:30 PM (zCyNd)

316 I find that shocking and appalling.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:00 PM (Ri/rl)

I think, him being a comic writer, he figured a Hillary presidency would be rich in material.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:31 PM (IcdaU)

317 Jay, my sister and I booked a hotel in Phoenix last month...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 06, 2017 11:31 PM (P8951)

318 Be well all, work beckons tomorrow.

I'm sorry to here about Toni. Best wishes to her and her husband.

And prayers up for all on Slap's prayer list and Slap himself. Be well you Morons, prayers are up from here.

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 06, 2017 11:32 PM (yJ1e6)

319 312 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:23 PM (YqDXo)

As if that would help.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:30 PM (Ri/rl)


Yep. Especially in California. The people running this state can't find their asses with both hands and a flashlight.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:32 PM (YqDXo)

320 313 305. 'So are we.' - Santa's 'little helpers'
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:30 PM (fA1SL)

Better make it fatal, ya sawed-off pointy-eared little bastards.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 06, 2017 11:32 PM (NWiLs)

321 While beer and wine delivery pilot is beginning with just one downtown Phoenix location. But it has aspirations to expand quickly to other markets

I will scroll up and catch up with the thread like a dutiful Moron, but I need to talk about this.

Those are not sentences. That is two sentence fragments with punctuation. Also, there's no way that changing the punctuation makes the two one proper sentence.

When did they stop teaching editing at editing school?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 11:32 PM (fuK7c)

322 get on it now.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at December 06, 2017 11:29 PM (0O7c5)


OK. Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:33 PM (YqDXo)

323 Mencken was imperfect, in modern context, but he was a real journalist. Compare him with the nancyboys today. He has some great quotes. One of my favorites I haven't been able to find, but it went something like "It's the Democrats job to fuck shit up, it's the Republicans job to keep it that way." Not much has changed apparently.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 06, 2017 11:33 PM (eakac)

324 Best Christmas cartoon?

'Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past From the Future.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:33 PM (fA1SL)

325 I just got another emergency alert for voluntary evacuations in Carpinteria. Not a good sign.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:34 PM (Ri/rl)

326 Yep. Especially in California. The people running this state can't find their asses with both hands and a flashlight.
Maybe they need a Map Room?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 06, 2017 11:34 PM (QCX64)

327 311 Yeah, age has not been kind to ORourke. even before the ever Trump business, he just hasn't been funny for a while. I prefer to remember the hilarious 80s PJ. In his heyday, he was as good as Steyn or Iowahawk .

-----

Agree completely. I used to be a big ORourke fan.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 06, 2017 11:34 PM (zmvwV)

328 325 I just got another emergency alert for voluntary evacuations in Carpinteria. Not a good sign.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:34 PM (Ri/rl)


Idea: send out an emergency alert to evacuate Compton, then ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:35 PM (YqDXo)

329 >>>304
302. Distracted the eye from the bullet wounds, did it?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:29 PM (fA1SL)


/Miraculously survived a motorcycle crash that killed the rider... Spent almost a year in hospital in a successful effort to save her leg -- her story was totally inspiring!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 06, 2017 11:35 PM (e9G8E)

330 When did they stop teaching editing at editing school?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 11:32 PM (fuK7c)

I would insist on better, I must say.

-ed.

Posted by: Ed Grimley at December 06, 2017 11:35 PM (zCyNd)

331 so should someone here have pull with the powers that be in Colorado could you let someone know that michael jackson and the 80s are not the same.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:35 PM (MTjB1)

332 You might get away with it, 50 miles out into the desert in Arizona or new mexico. Or put it on a yacht, and sail way out to sea. Put the device in a disposable rubber raft for the test. Or drive to Yellowknife, charter a floatplane, and get flown out 200 miles into the tundra on a "prospecting trip". I'd be pleased to go along, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:30 PM (IcdaU)




I think the only logical site for such an experiment, would be on a 20th floor of a building somewhere in the heart of San Francisco.

Just think, a couple million leftie snowflakes, sans power, sans devices, sans transportation, sans any functional municipal services, whatsoever.

It'd be a Petri Dish of what happens to folks at Peak Unpreparedness.

And one of you ONT screenwriters needs to pick this up and run with it, perhaps?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 11:36 PM (QzJWU)

333 "...alert for voluntary evacuations in Carpinteria. "

Aw, crap. A lovelier town you will never find.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 11:37 PM (w7KSn)

334 Ann Althopuse can be tiresome, but her take here (quoted at Instapundit) jives completely with my analysis of the situation:

"3. Franken seems to get off on the forcible intrusion on the woman. Trump seems to delight in the fact that women want him. Those are entirely different sexual orientations! Franken is the one on the rapist spectrum."

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 11:37 PM (ZgKFD)

335 Especially in California. The people running this state can't find their asses with both hands and a flashlight.

Thats because the flashlight is all the way up their ass!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 06, 2017 11:37 PM (T/KY7)

336
Those are not sentences.

---

Hemingway

Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 06, 2017 11:37 PM (KdDCu)

337 Hemingway

And that's when the fight started.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 11:39 PM (fuK7c)

338 I give my Romanian buddies shit about Christmas. I always ask, 'So, remind me - is it on Christmas Eve that you guys loot each other's houses or is it the night before? Or does it vary by family tradition?'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:39 PM (fA1SL)

339 Especially in California. The people running this state can't find their asses with both hands and a flashlight.



But the flashlights work off of solar power! Sustainable!!

Posted by: CARB at December 06, 2017 11:39 PM (zCyNd)

340

Thats because the flashlight is all the way up their ass!
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 06, 2017 11:37 PM (T/KY7)

--------

Now let's not judge about what people like to put up their ass.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 06, 2017 11:39 PM (zmvwV)

341 Ann Althouse is a weird bird. She can do the math, but never seems to grasp the significance of the result, so to speak.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at December 06, 2017 11:40 PM (H5knJ)

342 get on it now.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at December 06, 2017 11:29 PM (0O7c5)


It'd be especially fun for me because I've played on those spring training fields in AZ (and also FL) in tournaments in the fall, including the Maryville Park.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:40 PM (YqDXo)

343 Or does it vary by family tradition?'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:39 PM (fA1SL)

Depends on when you come to my house.

Posted by: Guccifer at December 06, 2017 11:40 PM (zCyNd)

344 336. He's the guy who keeps saying the same things over and over until you start to believe it means something. - paraphrasing Chandler

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:41 PM (fA1SL)

345 Yep. Especially in California. The people running this state can't find their asses with both hands and a flashlight.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:32 PM (YqDXo)



Actually, they can, and often, do.

And the regional Emergency Room Physicians then extract those flashlights, using forceps, advanced skills and the very well practiced suppression of laughter and disgust.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 11:41 PM (QzJWU)

346 Thats because the flashlight is all the way up their ass!
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 06, 2017 11:37 PM (T/KY7)


No. It's because they have their heads AND their flashlights up their asses, and are looking out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:41 PM (YqDXo)

347 Do you not have a full sized spare?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 11:22 PM (ZgKFD)

I sure do, and it even has air in it. But that means I have to jack the truck up, undo eight very tight lug nuts, and manhandle two heavy wheels. The plug can be done with the wheel on the vehicle. Mounting the spare is the backup plan.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:41 PM (IcdaU)

348 Jim, I wasn't rooting for you to drown when the hurricane was there, I would appreciate you not rooting for me to suffer as well on account of happenstance of where I live.

I swear this crap gets old... I have no use for any person who delights in the tragedies of others regardless of political inclination. I have no control over how many stupid people live around me or move here from other places. I don't deserve death fantasies, but, if that's your pleasure, fine, next time a hurricane comes your way, I will pray, fervently that the Lord remove this burr from my saddle and wash you away like so much inconsiderate rubbish.

I have a list. You are now on it. Congratulations.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 11:42 PM (w7KSn)

349 And that's when the fight started.
Shotgun fight?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 06, 2017 11:43 PM (QCX64)

350 333 "...alert for voluntary evacuations in Carpinteria. "

Aw, crap. A lovelier town you will never find.
Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 11:37 PM (w7KSn)

I imagine it's for the foothills, it reads east of Bailard Ave.

Bad sign.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:44 PM (Ri/rl)

351 I sure do, and it even has air in it. But that means I have to jack the truck up, undo eight very tight lug nuts, and manhandle two heavy wheels. The plug can be done with the wheel on the vehicle. Mounting the spare is the backup plan.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:41 PM (IcdaU)

I am sure that some of the delicate souls who promised to leave for Canada if Trump were elected will be happy to handle it for you.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 06, 2017 11:44 PM (zCyNd)

352 349. 'The hole in the front of his head was about the size of a pencil. The hole in the back of his head was big enough to put your fist in, even if you didn't want to put it there.' - paraphrasing W.S. Burroughs.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:45 PM (fA1SL)

353 >> Now let's not judge about what people like to put up their ass.

-------------------

That's what we do for a living, thank you very much.

Posted by: Consumer Reports Butt Plug Division at December 06, 2017 11:45 PM (8O3HH)

354 298 ((yankeefifth))
Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at December

LOL
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 06, 2017 11:27 PM (MTjB1)


Funny - I just watched game 7 of the 2016 World Series while eating dinner. (The 2017 World Series isn't yet available on MLB.TV.)

You know, because.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:46 PM (YqDXo)

355 No. It's because they have their heads AND their flashlights up their asses, and are looking out.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:41 PM (

They are complete idiots. Every time there's a bad fire, my husband gets mad and tells me they won't let you do control burns.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:46 PM (Ri/rl)

356 351 I sure do, and it even has air in it. But that means I have to jack the truck up, undo eight very tight lug nuts, and manhandle two heavy wheels. The plug can be done with the wheel on the vehicle. Mounting the spare is the backup plan.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:41 PM (IcdaU)


Just call Liberty Mutual and sashay around.

But if you do, turn in your man card, like the pajama boy in their poxy commercial. As if he ever had one.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:47 PM (YqDXo)

357 209 Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 10:58 PM (QzJWU)

As a 12 year old, I made an electric arc furnace, poking holes in opposite sides of a ceramic flower pot, taking the carbon rods out of two D cell "batteries," sharpening them in a pencil sharpener, wiring them up, connecting them to the mains, touching them to each other, and then carefully withdrawing them slightly to strike the carbon arc.

Surprisingly, I didn't electrocute myself, but if I did it today, I wonder if the broad band white noise from that arc would take our every WiFi for a considerable distance.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:05 PM (YqDXo)


One way to find out

Posted by: The FCC at December 06, 2017 11:48 PM (3/sUh)

358 @ navybrat. Didn't realize you were there in S.F., or I'd have issued an exemption and the secret code for an early escape.

Or, you can substitute any number of other liberal hellholes out there as the subject of an imaginary and (failed?) humorously presented scenario in which the Snowflakes in Snowflakesville are exceedingly challenged.

After all, this is AoS, and further, this is the ONT. Semi-offensive humor is, I'm told, as much a feature as a bug in this here domain.

Now, if you're actually and seriously more easily "triggered" than most, here, I'll keep that in mind and maybe....or maybe not, try to be more careful with my words.

Most likely, maybe not.

And if anyone keeps a list of ONT Snowflakes? (should be an oxymoron, that).... careful lest you find yourself placed highly thereon?

Otherwise?

*pours bourbon and slides glass over to navybrat*


Suck it up, laugh it off like a Moron or 'Ette ought to do, and keep the faith. Just like a bickering fambly at Thanksgiveforhannakwanzachristfestivus, we ARE family here, regardless.


*hoist bourbon*


Cheers, navybrat!


*clink*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 11:48 PM (QzJWU)

359
I live in the great northern forest where the wilderness grows wild with every tree disease known to foresters. Absolutely no management of the forest is done. When enough trees survive to reach marketable size, the woodsmen come in and harvest the marketable timber and leave the slash pile where it falls.

This is called 'slash and burn' without the burn.

My hovel had trees growing right up to the building. I had the big ones pulled down before they fell on the structure, and cleared out much of the rest by hand.

Every time the winds blow, the power goes out because the power company doesn't keep the right of way clear.

My worst fear is a wild fire.

Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 06, 2017 11:48 PM (KdDCu)

360 Funny - I just watched game 7 of the 2016 World Series while eating dinner. (The 2017 World Series isn't yet available on MLB.TV.)

You know, because.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:46 PM (YqDXo)

--Which is dumb, because it's great viewing.

I would re-watch it in condensed format, although Game 7 was anticlimax.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 11:51 PM (GsAUU)

361 They are complete idiots. Every time there's a bad fire, my husband gets mad and tells me they won't let you do control burns.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:46 PM (Ri/rl)


Lots of chi-chi liberals here have bought houses that back onto canyons that are overgrown with mesquite etc. and that run E-W.

I guess they don't have canyons in the Northeast, because when I look at those houses, I picture a Santa Ana roaring up that canyon toward the ocean, bringing 100 degree temps, 10% humidity, and a kick ass brush fire with it.

A friend of mine originally from the Northeast had to evacuate, and came within a block of having his house burnt to the ground a couple years ago.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:51 PM (YqDXo)

362 My worst fear is a wild fire.

Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 06, 2017 11:48 PM (KdDCu)

My worst fear is hearing the horrific song "Wildfire"

Posted by: Not a fan at December 06, 2017 11:51 PM (zCyNd)

363 Apology accepted.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 11:51 PM (w7KSn)

364 Just think, a couple million leftie snowflakes, sans power, sans devices, sans transportation, sans any functional municipal services, whatsoever.

It'd be a Petri Dish of what happens to folks at Peak Unpreparedness.

And one of you ONT screenwriters needs to pick this up and run with it, perhaps?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 11:36 PM (QzJWU)

You just know that if you did that, the only person to die would be some disabled veteran whose CPAP machine got zapped. The authorities would make it happen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:51 PM (IcdaU)

365 I would re-watch it in condensed format, although Game 7 was anticlimax.
Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 11:51 PM (GsAUU)


Yeah, but game 7 in 2016 was the height of drama.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:51 PM (YqDXo)

366 here's a song to alter your bad mood, Insomniac

https://tinyurl.com/y9jnpwrx


and i pray for your safety, California, lurkers, Morons and 'Ettes

Posted by: booknlass at December 06, 2017 11:52 PM (jx8uH)

367 I just saw photos that show our friend's house in Ventura has burned to the ground.

Posted by: mpfs at December 06, 2017 11:53 PM (j35BV)

368
Surprisingly, I didn't electrocute myself, but if I did it today, I
wonder if the broad band white noise from that arc would take our every
WiFi for a considerable distance.



Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:05 PM (YqDXo)




--
Bet it would!



And a 200 watt Linear Amp behind a CB radio will blank the ever
lovin' hell out of a Wi-Fi network or device, too. For a radius of some
hundreds of feet.



Makes a decent jammer to many common comms frequencies, period.



Components are cheap enough to be essentially disposable, and left
behind with a stout rubber band holding down the "transmit" button.



Bit o' cover to help EE.





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX
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LOL. You guys kill me.

Men: working on sciencey hardware things.

Women: do these socks match my outfit? And what coat would work today?

Posted by: Vyx at December 06, 2017 11:53 PM (aT+Bx)

369 and she ran calling wiiiiillldfiiiire

Posted by: Michael Murphy Bringing the Earworms at December 06, 2017 11:54 PM (fuK7c)

370 There's a long but pretty interesting (and funny) talk ORourke, Jonah Goldberg, Stephen Hayes, Rob Long, Jonathan Last and Tucker Carlson gave at some DC venue a few years back on fatherhood. they were touting a book of essays they had written on the subject.

that was before the Trump campaign, back when I still liked all of them. They were all amusing, but Tucker absolutely stole the show at the end. that surprised me, because at the time, I knew him mainly as the preppy guy who used to wear bow ties. Other surprising things about Tucker: he's from California (I was somehow sure he was an East Coast WASP), he got married young, has 4 kids, used to chew tobacco, and loves to hunt. never would have guessed it.

But they were all pretty chummy and seemed to be personal friends. Now, Tucker is riding high and the others (well, I don't know about Rob Long) are stuck in NeverTrump irrelevancy. Carlson criticized Bill Kristol's stupid Trump hatred on the air. I wonder if he's still buddies with the others.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 06, 2017 11:54 PM (P8951)

371 LOL. You guys kill me.

Men: working on sciencey hardware things.

Women: do these socks match my outfit? And what coat would work today?
Posted by: Vyx at December 06, 2017 11:53 PM (aT+Bx)


Pro tip: an electric arc furnace can melt anything. And I mean anything.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:55 PM (YqDXo)

372 Haven't checked for the latest from Ventura (finding good up to date info has been much more difficult than it should be - why TF do these fucking agencies like Ventura County FD put their fucking update briefings on Facebook? It's called the WEB. Put the fucking briefing on your fucking WEBsite, idiots. Don't force me to have any contact with idiotic poisonous private entities for PUBLIC business - capiche?


Well, anyway. Friend narrowly escaped the fire's path last night, and with winds mostly N/NW, he should be OK (plus the huge scorched area just north of him acting as a firebreak). He said the "air quality" was so bad he's not going outside.


Controlled burns. My favorite, all-time, was back in the 90s. The "controlled" burn near Los Alamos (the famous one, not the other one, near CaliGirl, that I love) got, well, out of control. Ended up burning down the town - the lab was OK. As I recall, a new Forest Service manager, from out of the area, wrong time of year, etc etc. Pretty amazing.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 06, 2017 11:55 PM (QDnY+)

373

Reading about the Kali fires, even more horrible than the last time, feeling helpless to aid Kali friends and morons.

If ya'll need anything, speak up, we are here for each other as always.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 06, 2017 11:55 PM (T/KY7)

374 A friend of mine originally from the Northeast had to evacuate, and came within a block of having his house burnt to the ground a couple years ago.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:51 PM (YqDXo)

Those houses are beautiful, nice views but I would never live in a canyon like that. Especially in LA with small winding roads. Tough to fight fires or evacuate in those conditions.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:55 PM (Ri/rl)

375 Mpfs, I'm sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 06, 2017 11:55 PM (P8951)

376 Heh...miklos asked what I did during the Balkan wars. I wish I'd had the 7.62x39 ammo, slivovitz, and accordion reed markets cornered. I'd have cleaned up no matter WHO came out on top.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:56 PM (fA1SL)

377 I just saw photos that show our friend's house in Ventura has burned to the ground.
Posted by: mpfs at December 06, 2017 11:53 PM (j35BV)

My condolences to your friend.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 11:56 PM (IcdaU)

378 excuse me: the leadershit of the state of #Failifornia couldn't find their ass if they sat on their hands.

that is all.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 06, 2017 11:57 PM (G6HF/)

379 The fires are horrific.
Might be even worse than Santa Rosa.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 11:58 PM (w7KSn)

380 Rhomboid,

Cal fire twitter has updates and here's a map for the Thomas fire.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yavxvrpb

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:58 PM (Ri/rl)

381
That reminds me. I want a plasma cutter. Those things will cut anything (metal) with the finest thin kerf. It's amazing, you just use compressed air and some fancy electronic driver to create a very high temp arc, 7000F. It's N2 in the air IIRC that can make a very hot arc.

It's very tiny, and just goes along and vaporizes a tiny little kerf, but with very little overall heat input to the rest of the metal.

Posted by: Consumer Reports Butt Plug Division at December 06, 2017 11:58 PM (8O3HH)

382 PJ was brilliant in the 80s/90s - dunno, maybe into the early 2000s as well. Used some of his phrases in memos, on "heavy" topics, to great effect.


His Hillary thing was/is idiotic, inexcusable, and incomprehensible. He just placed himself in the position of the dim, pernicious people he used to so brilliantly lampoon and eviscerate. Odd, and ..... SAD!


"The Sandinistas, like all revolutonaries, were learning the hard lesson that it was one thing to burn down the shithouse, another to install plumbing."

Posted by: rhomboid at December 06, 2017 11:58 PM (QDnY+)

383 I met PJ O'Rourke one time, right there in our home town, where he did a little commentary speech and some book signings. He was introduced by the local newspaper owner, "widely rumored" to be the subject of the joke of the extended newspaper parody that Lampoon did about Ohio and Ohio. The paper guy seemed like the biggest fuddy-duddy in the history of fudd, and PJ was all hep, wink and a nod, know what I mean? Everything was obvious.

Now PJ is out in the woods in N'Hampshuh, not wanting to rub elbows with the Wrong Sorts, and campaigning for Hillary. He never did write that history of his home town he was telling all the jokes about. The newspaper dweeb, in the mean time, kind of found himself, married a conservative hottie. and lives here. Tomorrow night I'll be at his house, supporting a fundraiser for horse therapy for PTS injured veterans, trying out some of his excellent Scotch collection.

It's funny how things can change, and in not all that long a time either.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 06, 2017 11:58 PM (H5rtT)

384 It's very tiny, and just goes along and vaporizes a tiny little kerf, but with very little overall heat input to the rest of the metal.
Posted by: Consumer Reports Butt Plug Division at December 06, 2017 11:58 PM (8O3HH)

The plasma cutter is my favorite thing in the shop. The mechanic shows me how it works with the computer. I think it's really cool.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:59 PM (Ri/rl)

385 Good morning horde!!!

Now I'm off to bed...

Posted by: Votermom's phone at December 06, 2017 11:59 PM (hMwEB)

386 Ronnie Spector just had a great Christmas show at City Winery here

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 07, 2017 12:00 AM (FHY7H)

387 Those houses are beautiful, nice views but I would never live in a canyon like that. Especially in LA with small winding roads. Tough to fight fires or evacuate in those conditions.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 11:55 PM (Ri/rl)


Yep, but it's even worse than that. Consider the San Gorgonio Pass. Why did they put the wind turbines there? Because the wind howls through the pass, that's why.

Now, a canyon is kind of a smaller version of the San Gorgonio Pass, yes? Which means that in a Santa Ana, hot dry winds will be howling through the canyon toward the ocean. One spark, and ... it's on!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:00 AM (YqDXo)

388 367 I just saw photos that show our friend's house in Ventura has burned to the ground.
Posted by: mpfs at December 06, 2017 11:53 PM (j35BV)
----------------------------
Awful. Just awful.
I pray they evacuated safely.
May God protect and comfort them.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 07, 2017 12:00 AM (0jtPF)

389 Burroughs shot his wife while playing "William Tell". So I suppose he knows from experience what a gunshot wound to the head looks like.Now there's a writer who always gave me the creeps.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 07, 2017 12:00 AM (P8951)

390 Pro tip: an electric arc furnace can melt anything. And I mean anything.
But not steel!!1!1!!

Posted by: rosie o'donut at December 07, 2017 12:01 AM (QCX64)

391 367 I just saw photos that show our friend's house in Ventura has burned to the ground.
Posted by: mpfs at December 06, 2017 11:53 PM (j35BV)

Oh my gosh, that's terrible. I'm so sorry. They must be devastated. Prayers for everyone in the path of all these fires.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2017 12:01 AM (Ri/rl)

392 They put their heart and souls into that house. Worked their asses off to clean it up, paint, remodel.

On a clear day the view to the Channel Islands was gorgeous.

Posted by: mpfs at December 07, 2017 12:02 AM (j35BV)

393 Apology accepted.


Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 11:51 PM (w7KSn)



Apology? Are you illiterate? Peace offering, yes. I've nothing here TO apologize FOR.

Frankly, it's the same song sung by good, stalwart AoS Hordelings in S.F., NYC, D.C. and any other "liberal" cities which become the butt of Moron level snark, humor or apoplectic imaginings of horrible things.

OF COURSE no one is actually scheming greedily to kill THOUSANS, MILLIONS...or even one.

So quit with the fucking pearl clutching and vapors when such jokes, jaunts, jibes and barbs cross over your Area of Operations.

For the record. I was born and raised in (mostly) San Diego, CA. Four years in Orange County. Two years in the S.F. Bay Area. I have the provenance and experience and fucking RIGHT to taunt my former homeland, and it's millions of ditzy denizens.

If you imagine yourself in the bullseye of such, then it it is YOU who stepped in front of the "X" ring. 'Cause I'm only aiming at the "X" ring, and was perfectly happy with it just as it was, before you stepped into the sight picture.

*pours 2nd bourbon, slides it over to Navybrat*


Second one ought to loosen you up a bit. I hope.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 12:02 AM (QzJWU)

394 Mpfs, navybrat, and all the California Horde - stay sharp, and hang tough. Twice in my life, I've lost everything to house fire. It's terrifying when the whole horizon is ablaze and you realize that Home - where we're supposed to be safe from the world - is either gone or is sure to kill you if you stay. And yet, the pull is there - everything you have and all it means to you is there.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:02 AM (fA1SL)

395 Walking In the Rain is so great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 07, 2017 12:03 AM (FHY7H)

396 Cali,
Don't screw around. If you don't feel safe get out.

Posted by: mpfs at December 07, 2017 12:03 AM (j35BV)

397 Is that a plasma-cutter in the 40W range?

Posted by: the sperminator at December 07, 2017 12:04 AM (QCX64)

398 That reminds me. I want a plasma cutter. Those things will cut anything
(metal) with the finest thin kerf. It's amazing, you just use compressed
air and some fancy electronic driver to create a very high temp arc,
7000F. It's N2 in the air IIRC that can make a very hot arc.



It's very tiny, and just goes along and vaporizes a tiny little
kerf, but with very little overall heat input to the rest of the metal.
---

Hahahaha.

This is an example of "Things Women Never Say."

Conversely, most men will never say "Those are really cute shoes."

Posted by: Vyx at December 07, 2017 12:04 AM (aT+Bx)

399 >>>On a clear day the view to the Channel Islands was gorgeous.

Posted by: mpfs at December 07, 2017 12:02 AM (j35BV)

Jersey and Guernsey? A clear day indeed!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 07, 2017 12:04 AM (e9G8E)

400 so the godzilla of blowjobs is not here?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:04 AM (MTjB1)

401 As a 12 year old, I made an electric arc furnace, poking holes in opposite sides of a ceramic flower pot, taking the carbon rods out of two D cell "batteries," sharpening them in a pencil sharpener, wiring them up, connecting them to the mains, touching them to each other, and then carefully withdrawing them slightly to strike the carbon arc.

Surprisingly, I didn't electrocute myself, but if I did it today, I wonder if the broad band white noise from that arc would take our every WiFi for a considerable distance.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:05 PM (YqDXo)
****************
Supercharge your arclight....take one wire from the wall socket to one of the carbons in the flower pot. Take the other wall socket wire to a pot of very salty water and then the wire to the other carbon rod. Plug in and use insulated tool to put carbons close and enjoy. Also about 12 y/o project.

Posted by: torabora at December 07, 2017 12:04 AM (6dFYM)

402 399
Hah!

Posted by: mpfs at December 07, 2017 12:04 AM (j35BV)

403 I'd have cleaned up no matter WHO came out on top.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 06, 2017 11:56 PM (fA1SL)

With my tobacco monopoly unaffected, not problem.

The Canadian UN soldiers were a reliable customer base for booze, too. But very picky about the cigarettes. No bootleg Marlboro crap for them. Also didn't care that Kents were better than cash in Romania.

Posted by: MolnarImpEx at December 07, 2017 12:05 AM (zCyNd)

404 Thanks CaliGirl, I have looked at the CalFire site. Have just found no place with up to date, detailed info for anyone who knows the area enough to need some detail.


Just visited my friend up there a few weeks ago, we went up/through Ojai for the first time (for me) in 30 years, over 150, the highway where crude oil seeps out along the side of the road. Ventura's a nice small city, downtown/main street's come back, of course the setting and climate are fantastic, and the growth hasn't yet changed the place that much once you get off the 101.


Sounds like Carpinteria, Camarillo, and the coastal area up towards SB - but not quite to it, hopefully - will burn tonight if they get the winds forecasted.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2017 12:05 AM (QDnY+)

405 the Station Fire, about 10 years years ago...

started out small, then went apeshit.

welcome to SoCal: Now, Go Home.

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

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 12:05 AM (G6HF/)

406 389. Oh, hands down, creepiest ever. 'You ever see a hot shot hit, kid? I saw the Gimp catch one in Philly. They rigged his room with a oneway whorehouse mirror and charged a sawski to watch. He never got the needle out of his arm. They don't, if the shot is right.....the look in his eyes when it hit.....kid, it was tasty.' Yeah - very, very dark.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:05 AM (fA1SL)

407 goodnight, and again, stay safe Southern Cal members of the horde.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 07, 2017 12:05 AM (P8951)

408 I know the point of Fredo is that he's stupid, but right now he's telling Anthony that the secret of fishing is saying the Hail Mary.

As a fisherman, this offends me.

(G II is on AMC right now).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 12:05 AM (fuK7c)

409 so does anyone have any suggestions for a dog that is not eating? by suggestions I mean things that the dog will find irresistible and gorge herself on.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:06 AM (MTjB1)

410 zzzzzzzzzzzzzzt zzzzzztz zzzzzzzzzzzzzztttzttttttttttttt

*looks away*

Posted by: carbon rod arc lamp at December 07, 2017 12:06 AM (6dFYM)

411 https://www.harborfreight.com/
welding/plasma-cutters/240-volt-i
nverter-plasma-cutter-with-digital-display-62204.html

699.00

Posted by: gNewt at December 07, 2017 12:06 AM (wp7uW)

412 Now, a canyon is kind of a smaller version of the San Gorgonio Pass, yes? Which means that in a Santa Ana, hot dry winds will be howling through the canyon toward the ocean. One spark, and ... it's on!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:00 AM (YqDXo)

I was watching KTLA today and they were speculating about sparks from one of the other fires in the valley? starting the fire in Bel Air.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2017 12:08 AM (Ri/rl)

413 everything you have and all it means to you is there.

----

Off site back up.

I have engineered, in my mind, a gasoline powered water pump using a large in-ground swimming pool as a reservoir that will put a water fog over my entire two acre lot.

For extra credit, I would include a water canon that would shoot a stream of water several hundred feet down into the canyon where the wildfire approaches.

Fire can't burn through a water fog, for as long as the swimming pool has water in it.

If I had the money. Which I don't.
There is never enough money.

Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 07, 2017 12:08 AM (KdDCu)

414 Hey uhm, if you're done with that dog drop um it off by the kitchen worker's entry. Thanks.

Posted by: B+arack Ob+mao at December 07, 2017 12:08 AM (6dFYM)

415 403. So, no market for my genuine Malrobo smokes? And I spent all that money on sawdust and makhorka......

Heh - cigs would be a good wartime industry. Didn't think of that - in eastern/southern europe, you no more notice smoking than a fish notices water.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:09 AM (fA1SL)

416 If she's still not eating tomorrow morning take her to the vet.

Posted by: gNewt at December 07, 2017 12:09 AM (wp7uW)

417 I know the point of Fredo is that he's stupid, but right now he's telling Anthony that the secret of fishing is saying the Hail Mary.


Al Neri: "Tell the Virgin Mary I said, 'Hey.' BLAM!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:09 AM (YqDXo)

418 Saw a kids playset melted with nothing burnt near it. The heat from the fire did that.

Posted by: B+arack Ob+mao at December 07, 2017 12:09 AM (6dFYM)

419 Every SF treatment of basic income comes to the conclusion that the optimal deployment ends up being lawless ghettos where people end up on some happy drug.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 07, 2017 12:10 AM (e1mEI)

420 416 If she's still not eating tomorrow morning take her to the vet.
Posted by: gNewt at December 07, 2017 12:09 AM (wp7uW)


Definitely. This is how we lost Max. One day he stopped eating, and couldn't be enticed with anything. A few days later, he was gone. Just like that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:10 AM (YqDXo)

421 Heh - cigs would be a good wartime industry. Didn't think of that - in eastern/southern europe, you no more notice smoking than a fish notices water.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:09 AM (fA1SL)

As one officer told me, "On duty-no smoking, no drinking. Off duty-only smoking, only drinking."

Posted by: MolnarImpEx at December 07, 2017 12:11 AM (zCyNd)

422 I never noticed Tucker Carlson until election night 2016.

and that was Hey, that guy's cute. and he seems as happy as I am that Trump's won.

I was still on FB then, and I joined a group called fans of Tucker Carlson or something like that.

now I just watch a recording of his show on youtube most nights. Thank God for him.

Posted by: booknlass at December 07, 2017 12:12 AM (jx8uH)

423 Yeah as Jay points out these canyons are just wind tunnels when the strong offshore winds arrive. Making fire a completely inexorable natural force.


I suppose there are examples up in the burn areas, but I know in other parts of SoCal, people who choose to build in remote, very fire-vulnerable locations can and do use all the tricks in the book of modern fire-resistant construction, and have survived some blazes.


I'm actually puzzled as to how many of the structures in Ventura, or earlier in Santa Rosa, caught fire. Built-up areas, apparently modern construction. Just can't figure how a house catches fire in that situation, absent abundant fuel (vegetation) right next to it.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2017 12:12 AM (QDnY+)

424 Peace offer accepted.

Posted by: navybrat at December 07, 2017 12:12 AM (w7KSn)

425 excuse me: the leadershit of the state of #Failifornia couldn't find their ass if they sat on their hands.

that is all.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 06, 2017 11:57 PM (G6HF/)


The interns asses, OTOH...

Posted by: The As-of-yet-unaccused Hat at December 07, 2017 12:12 AM (itfg0)

426 413. I grew up in the hills. Came late fall/ early winter, we had the fires. No, there's never enough money.
(I recall when they dynamited a flood-control berm to fill the runoff ditches trying to stop or slow down the fires. All they did was flood the ruins. Too little, too late.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:12 AM (fA1SL)

427 Gah...just saw a short interview with skier Lindsay Vonn on local news. Made it about her distaste for PDT and that she would refuse an invite to WH if she won a medal. While wearing a red bull toque.

Hey bint way to use the capitalism you just railed about. Hope you fall on your face

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 07, 2017 12:12 AM (mMeIQ)

428 Heh - cigs would be a good wartime industry. Didn't think of that - in eastern/southern europe, you no more notice smoking than a fish notices water.

In the USSR, as far as I could tell, the major currencies (apart from dollars, pounds sterling, and Deutsch marks) were Marlboros and jeans.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:13 AM (YqDXo)

429 At least fire can't melt steel.

Posted by: Rosie Rotunda at December 07, 2017 12:13 AM (zCyNd)

430 My worst fear is hearing the horrific song "Wildfire"
Posted by: Not a fan at December 06, 2017 11:51 PM

You the one who posted about horse d'oeuvres earlier?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at December 07, 2017 12:13 AM (2NqXo)

431 If she's still not eating tomorrow morning take her to the vet.
Posted by: gNewt at December




Thanks. We have already been to the vet. She has pneumonia. We have her on the usual meds. She has been drinking lots of water but not eating. We hit upon baby food this evening and that is going well so far. Looking for alternatives in the event she gets tired of baby food. We are probably going back to the vet tomorrow for appetite stimulants.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:14 AM (MTjB1)

432 If I had to live, or chose to live, in an area known for severe wildfires, I'd want to be my own fire department. Have a swimming pool, or a large cistern, always filled with water. Have a 2" gasoline fired water pump connected to spray bars on the ridge poles of all roofs. Also have a flock of lawn sprinklers arranged to wet down walls and foliage close to structures. All roof gutters arranged to drain back into cistern, and maybe a float valve in the cistern to accept make-up water from a well or the city mains if available. Fit the pump with a fuel tank large enough for it to run at least 24 hours. Metal roofs on all buildings, of course; no cedar shakes, however pretty they are.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 12:14 AM (IcdaU)

433
Gah...just saw a short interview with skier Lindsay Vonn on local news. Made it about her distaste for PDT and that she would refuse an invite to WH if she won a medal. While wearing a red bull toque.

Hey bint way to use the capitalism you just railed about. Hope you fall on your face
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette


Hoping for agony of de feet?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 07, 2017 12:14 AM (IqV8l)

434 But very picky about the cigarettes. No bootleg Marlboro crap for them.
Also didn't care that Kents were better than cash in Romania.

Was that because Canadian smokes were stronger than American ones? I've never smoked but I seem to recall a smoker (I can't recall whether American or Canadian) saying the Canadian ones -- Export 'A' or Player's -- were stronger.

I've read in reference to WW1 and 2 Germans that they preferred Turkish tobacco cigarettes to Virginian ones although I don't know if that's based solely on 'taste' or on nicotine fixes.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 07, 2017 12:14 AM (QCX64)

435 I those situations it seems 1/2 pnts of spirits would be good currency.

Posted by: gNewt at December 07, 2017 12:14 AM (wp7uW)

436 Definitely. This is how we lost Max. One day he stopped eating, and couldn't be enticed with anything. A few days later, he was gone. Just like that.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December




Thanks.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:15 AM (MTjB1)

437 Gah...just saw a short interview with skier Lindsay Vonn on local news. Made it about her distaste for PDT and that she would refuse an invite to WH if she won a medal. While wearing a red bull toque.

Hey bint way to use the capitalism you just railed about. Hope you fall on your face
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette




girl needs a spanking.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:15 AM (MTjB1)

438 What a stupid time to be alive...

https://twitter.com/hashtag/DentureDonald

Posted by: @ThePoliticalHat at December 07, 2017 12:15 AM (itfg0)

439 Looking for alternatives in the event she gets tired of baby food. We are probably going back to the vet tomorrow for appetite stimulants.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:14 AM (MTjB1)
***********************

Pumpkin pie filling.

Posted by: gNewt at December 07, 2017 12:16 AM (wp7uW)

440 428. My uncle was there during Brezhnev. Yeah - he might as well have been the Sultan of Brunei, what with a suitcase of Levi's and another full of Marlboros. A typical generous tip for wait staff and housekeepers was five or six cowboy-killers. A pack could get you 'police escort'. A pair of Levis.....he smirked when I asked what he got for that. Randy old bastard.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:17 AM (fA1SL)

441 At least fire can't melt steel..

Posted by: Amy Schumer at December 07, 2017 12:17 AM (QCX64)

442 Looking for alternatives in the event she gets tired of baby food. We are probably going back to the vet tomorrow for appetite stimulants.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:14 AM (MTjB1)


I hope your pup is OK.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:17 AM (YqDXo)

443 The cartons of Marlboro hard-packs were always a smart move when traveling to the former USSR. Usually ended up just giving them to NGO or embassy drivers, who were very stoked to get them.


But there was that one time when they served their intended purpose. The sentries at the post heading into South Ossetia, from Stalin's hometown, were friendly enough. But I was able to give them each a carton. They knew, coming from an American, they were the real thing. They were ecstatic.


Wonder if such things still carry much weight now? Early on, such luxuries were not common, but now I'd think things have changed.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2017 12:17 AM (QDnY+)

444 Y5.....an old senile cat

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 07, 2017 12:18 AM (mMeIQ)

445 Pumpkin pie filling.
Posted by: gNewt at December




srsly? Really do not care what I pump into her as long as we get the calorie train rolling again.




We already had the "we can do this the easy way or the hard way" conversation. One way or another you are going to ingest 1000 calories. Bitch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:18 AM (MTjB1)

446 I was watching KTLA today and they were speculating
about sparks from one of the other fires in the valley? starting the
fire in Bel Air.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2017 12:08 AM (Ri/rl)
---
highly unlikely, given the distance. much more likely: arson, vagrant/illegal alien encampment, cigarette butt from a passing car, really hot fragment from a catalytic converter (started a major fire a few years back off the 91 in the canyon into OC) etc.

the other Valley fires were well over 10 miles away. hell, i live between the two, and all we've gotten is micro ash, not even flakes.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 12:18 AM (G6HF/)

447 429 At least fire can't melt steel.
Posted by: Rosie Rotunda at December 07, 2017 12:13 AM (zCyNd)


Kinda makes you wonder how they cast it, amirite?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:18 AM (YqDXo)

448 I love DJT and Bibi Netanyahu (but, NO SPOONING). Today was a great day for both of them

God bless and protect our President.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 07, 2017 12:18 AM (zmvwV)

449 434. Taste. Virginia tobacco is kinda insipid in flavor. Turkish have the flavor but almost no nicotine.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:18 AM (fA1SL)

450 I hope your pup is OK.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December




Thanks. She will be.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:18 AM (MTjB1)

451 Y5.....an old senile cat
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December




quite a cat that cat.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:19 AM (MTjB1)

452 Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 07, 2017 12:08 AM (KdDCu)

I have 3 wells and a swimming pool. I have I think 7 fire hoses. I also have metal roofs.

My two biggest fears are fire and earthquakes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2017 12:19 AM (Ri/rl)

453 Off site back up.

I have engineered, in my mind, a gasoline powered water pump using a large in-ground swimming pool as a reservoir that will put a water fog over my entire two acre lot.

For extra credit, I would include a water canon that would shoot a stream of water several hundred feet down into the canyon where the wildfire approaches.

Fire can't burn through a water fog, for as long as the swimming pool has water in it.

If I had the money. Which I don't.
There is never enough money.

Posted by: Klyde Calmerov at December 07, 2017 12:08 AM (KdDCu)




You could do it on the cheap, just enough to protect your house and immediate grounds.

You know those cheap, inflatable rim, INTEX brand swimming pools they sell at WalMart? 'Bout $200 when on sale.

Start buying them, as you're able, till you have four to six of 'em in your storage.

Buy that Honda engine powered water pump.

Meetup with a contractor in the Commercial Fire Suppression business. Sprinkler rigs, like you see in the ceilings of businesses.

What you'd want to do, is build a pipe frame skeleton to sit over the outline of your house.

Probably between fifty and a hundred sprinkler heads.

You can build it, then unbolt it down in to quick-to-re-assemble sub assemblies. Those systems are made with metal collars with internal rubber seals, which simply bolt (tightly) onto the pipe sections. Easy peasy.

When fires threaten, erect the skeleton, break out and fill the pools, in a circle around your Honda powered pump.

Drain the pools sequentially, as needed.

You might lose the vegetation on your acreage. But you'd likely save the house and contents.

At least, I'd like to think so.

Having lived a good chunk of my life out there, I've seen what creosote bush and chaparral do when they burn and rampage.

Sincere prayers for all who've suffered, or are in the fire's path.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 12:20 AM (QzJWU)

454 With my tobacco monopoly unaffected, not problem.

Story time. Tobacco monopoly sounds like a sure thing, right?

I was in Belarus right after the USSR breakup. All the new countries had their own cute currencies because we're grownup countries now, Dad! Belarus' had bunny rabbits on it.

Of course, nobody outside accepted any of the currencies, so that whole part of the world ran on barter.

I was visiting the state monopoly cigarette manufacturer in Grodno. Their deal was roll tobacco into cigarettes. Tobacco doesn't grow in Belarus, so they had to barter with Moldova where tobacco grows.

Now, you can sort of see that working unless you're a communist. The cigarette company was under the agriculture ministry, Minzelhozprod, because tobacco is a thing that grows. Minzelhozprod decreed that agricultural companies could barter no more than 10% of their output.

That sort of makes sense in the "we need to keep food here" sense, but we're talking about cigarettes.

So the company would make cigarettes and barter 10% of them for raw tobacco. Rolling tobacco in paper is not a high value added proposition, so they'd only get so much. Then they'd make that many cigarettes and barter 10% of those for tobacco.

It took only a few iterations of that game to have a factory with 2,000 employees to be working at 2% capacity.

Cigarettes are the world's best product: addictive, subject to brand loyalty, and cheap to produce. The commies managed to fuck that up.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 12:20 AM (fuK7c)

455 Mine loved the pumpkin and it's easy to go down.
Maybe some Campbell's Noodle soup with mushed crackers. Mine loved that too.

Posted by: gNewt at December 07, 2017 12:20 AM (wp7uW)

456
Yeah, but game 7 in 2016 was the height of drama.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:51 PM (YqDXo)

--Oh hell yeah. That's the only reason I would rank this year's Series below lat year's. Games 1-6 this year were equal to last. I lost way too much sleep on them.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 12:20 AM (GsAUU)

457 We already had the "we can do this the easy way or the hard way" conversation. One way or another you are going to ingest 1000 calories. Bitch.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:18 AM (MTjB1)

Bacon? Cheese?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 12:21 AM (IcdaU)

458 Come on, guys. I've been seeing all sorts of jokes here about Peter Strzok's last name being pronounced "stroke", but not one of them has also made mention of his first name being Peter.

Peter. Stroke.

Seriously? It's like I don't even know you guys anymore!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at December 07, 2017 12:21 AM (H4W5N)

459 443. Dunno about value & etc. Offering tobacco is a very social thing, as you know. Given the poverty still in eastern Europe, I'd imagine for regular people a pack of Marlboro would be a luxury on a par with a pack of Davidoff cigarettes for us.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:21 AM (fA1SL)

460 AOP, your fire-resistant house is not too far off from the actual ones now built. Cistern/pool, pumps, sprinklers. Roof materials are all now fire-proof, as are exterior construction materials. There are other tricks, but I forget them.


Vegetation is always set-back, or cleared, at least 100 feet from a structure. Often a lot more. All pretty logical and common sense, as most things are.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2017 12:21 AM (QDnY+)

461 Mine loved the pumpkin and it's easy to go down.
Maybe some Campbell's Noodle soup with mushed crackers. Mine loved that too.
Posted by: gNewt at December




Thanks again.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:21 AM (MTjB1)

462 Y5....what is it with you and spanking tonight?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 07, 2017 12:22 AM (mMeIQ)

463 Y5,

I'm sorry your dog is sick. I would ask grammie winger tomorrow if she's around. She worked at a vet.

I would try chicken if she likes it. I'm not sure about dogs but if a cat is sick and cannot smell their food they won't eat. I've fed a sick cat baby food but I warmed it up a bit so the cat could smell it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2017 12:22 AM (Ri/rl)

464 Just call Liberty Mutual and sashay around.

But if you do, turn in your man card, like the pajama boy in their poxy commercial. As if he ever had one.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 11:47 PM (YqDXo)


That commercial with the kid with the flat is one of the funniest commercials on tv. I crack up every time I even think about it. I even get a kick out of the mom with the Liberty Mutual kid who needs an insurance company to learn how to change a tire to the other kid and his loser friend who don't know what a lug wrench is. I'm laughing right now!

With all the Liberty Mutual ads I think the roads could be made, instantly, 1000% safer just by taking away the licenses of all the Liberty Mutual customers.

The best one, without a doubt is "smash it into a tree" commercial:

You do all this research on the perfect car ... gas mileage. horsepower, torque ratios, ... 3 spreadsheets later you finally bring home the one ... THEN SMASH IT INTO A TREE!!

But, wait! That was just the setup:

Your insurance company is all too happy to raise your rates. Maybe ... you should have done a little more research on them.

ROFLMAO! Yeah ... this is the sort of chick I want to share insurance companies with ...

Who the hell thinks shit like this up? And who okays it for the air??

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 07, 2017 12:22 AM (8gDQu)

465 Sorry about the doggie. Is it the little one?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 07, 2017 12:23 AM (mMeIQ)

466 Bacon? Cheese?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December




Normally yes but not now. Vet thinks she has some nausea with the pneumonia. He also thinks the meds are upsetting her stomach so she does not want to eat things that will make her feel worse.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:23 AM (MTjB1)

467 test

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 07, 2017 12:23 AM (FHY7H)

468 Cigarettes are the world's best product: addictive, subject to brand loyalty, and cheap to produce. The commies managed to fuck that up.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 12:20 AM (fuK7c)


Ross Perot said that about PEMEX: "You drill for oil, catch what comes out, and sell it. Only Mexicans could lose money doing that."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:24 AM (YqDXo)

469 Palpatine, I've seen in more than one manga that American Spirit seems to be the cigarette brand that the Japanese associate with opulence and luxury.

That's what I smoke.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at December 07, 2017 12:24 AM (H4W5N)

470 I've read in reference to WW1 and 2 Germans that they preferred Turkish tobacco cigarettes to Virginian ones although I don't know if that's based solely on 'taste' or on nicotine fixes.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 07, 2017 12:14 AM (QCX64)

The Canucks were fixed on John Player. Would have no other.

Of course, the unlucky three comes form cigarettes and the First World War...

Posted by: Miklos, gray area customs broker at December 07, 2017 12:24 AM (zCyNd)

471 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938452375496527873

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938452457386139648

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938452550835212288

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938452646788325376

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938452791797993472

Posted by: kbdabear at December 07, 2017 12:24 AM (eh0Va)

472 All right - show of hands:
Who has smoked makhorka?
Who has smoked it more than once?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:24 AM (fA1SL)

473 That sucks, mpfs.

Have there been fatalities from these fires?

None mentioned on FNC.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 12:24 AM (GsAUU)

474 Sorry about the doggie. Is it the little one?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December




Big one. She has a very delicate constitution.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:24 AM (MTjB1)

475 Cigarettes are the world's best product: addictive, subject to brand
loyalty, and cheap to produce. The commies managed to fuck that up.

So you don't want to go to their brothels!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 07, 2017 12:25 AM (QCX64)

476

Sincere prayers for all who've suffered, or are in the fire's path.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 12:20 AM (QzJWU)

The firefighters set something that sounds just like that during the last fire above Santa Barbara on the Santa Ynez side of the mountain, the structure made it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2017 12:25 AM (Ri/rl)

477 Thanks, Palpatine, about the tobacco.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 07, 2017 12:25 AM (QCX64)

478 More Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938452886023008257

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938453019791896577

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938453143305768965

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938453243939688448

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938453358226092032

Posted by: kbdabear at December 07, 2017 12:25 AM (eh0Va)

479 Y5,

I'm sorry your dog is sick. I would ask grammie winger tomorrow if she's around. She worked at a vet.

I would try chicken if she likes it. I'm not sure about dogs but if a cat is sick and cannot smell their food they won't eat. I've fed a sick cat baby food but I warmed it up a bit so the cat could smell it.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December




Thanks. The baby food is going well so far. Have to be careful not to push it too hard so that she gets tired of the taste. Warming it up is a good suggestion. Only difficulty is I have to get 12 of those little jars in her to get her daily caloric needs.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:26 AM (MTjB1)

480 464 TPOP

Agreed.

OTOH, I *really* like the Farmer's Insurance commercials.

"We know a thing or two, because we've *seen* a thing or two."

Posted by: ibguy at December 07, 2017 12:26 AM (vUcdz)

481 That commercial with the kid with the flat is one of the funniest commercials on tv. I crack up every time I even think about it. I even get a kick out of the mom with the Liberty Mutual kid who needs an insurance company to learn how to change a tire to the other kid and his loser friend who don't know what a lug wrench is. I'm laughing right now!


So MOM has to call in a man to change the tire for her "boy," who isn't even ashamed that a) he can't change a tire, and b) Mommy has to make the arrangements for a MAN to come out and do it for him. So what exactly is his function on this planet?

If I were his dad, I'd come out instead, change the tire, and then go upside his head with the tire iron. Because.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:26 AM (YqDXo)

482 366 here's a song to alter your bad mood, Insomniac

https://tinyurl.com/y9jnpwrx


and i pray for your safety, California, lurkers, Morons and 'Ettes
Posted by: booknlass at December 06, 2017 11:52 PM (jx8uH)

--The novel I am writing, I want it to be sadz, but I write funneh better than sadz.

However, there are some very sad parts that I am trying to make into video. I am in touch with qdpsteve to make it happen.

Melancholy Morons, some of us are documenting the interior life we possess. Take heart, you are not alone.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 12:27 AM (GsAUU)

483 424 Peace offer accepted.



*pours Navybrat a full tumbler of the GOOD bourbon*

Fuckin' A. Now we can get back to our core mission.

Delivering misery to liberals, wherever they may be.

And solving many of the world's other problems here, such is our wont.


*CHEERS!*

*clink*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 12:27 AM (QzJWU)

484 Dunno about value & etc. Offering tobacco is a very social thing, as you know. Given the poverty still in eastern Europe, I'd imagine for regular people a pack of Marlboro would be a luxury on a par with a pack of Davidoff cigarettes for us.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:21 AM (fA1SL)


Forget Eastern Europe, at the price they have risen to here they are a serious luxury. And if you can actually find a place to smoke them, that's even more surprising.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 07, 2017 12:27 AM (8gDQu)

485 A pair of Levis.....he smirked when I asked what he got for that. Randy old bastard.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:17 AM (fA1SL)

The term is "arbitrage".

Posted by: Miklos, The Wall Street one at December 07, 2017 12:28 AM (zCyNd)

486 477. Glad to help. Long-time tobacco consumer, and I've tried them all.

American cigs are just about perfect - Virginia for smoothness, burley for nic punch, Turkish or Kentucky or Latakia or other for flavor. Turkish cigs are my favorites, but I end up chain smoking them from lack of nic-fix.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:28 AM (fA1SL)

487
(Franken)

He'll land a fine position in the academe, NGO, non-profit or something within a year. On the left there's always a cushy place to the anointed to land.
Posted by: geoffb at December 06, 2017 10:37 PM (zOpu5)

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 07, 2017 12:28 AM (t5m5e)

488 When I was getting begging letters from whatever conservative group that was using Ol' P.J. as the star headline beggar, I would rip up the pledge forms write "Go ask your friend Hillary because I'm not giving you a cent" and send them back in that postage paid envelope.

I haven't gotten any of those begging letters in a while.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2017 11:18 PM (2K6fY)

Heh. I had the distinct pleasure today of taking a call from the Nat'l Republican Congressional Committee, who were begging for money (natch). First, they asked me if I liked what all Trump was doing ("yes"), then they launched into the usual "we need to stop the Demoncrats blah blah blah and can we sign you up as one of the first to donate?"

I replied, politely but firmly, "NO. I only give to individual candidates. Thanks." Click.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 07, 2017 12:28 AM (QU+qf)

489 logprof, aware of only one fatality, from a road accident associated with the fire, yesterday. So far. Was astonished at the death toll in the Napa/Sonoma fires. Highly unusual. Key was timing, the fire appeared and roared into life in the middle of the night, no warning.


CaliGirl, speaking of earthquakes, today in the afternoon, when I'm searching, mostly in vain, for updated details that might give me an idea of my Ventura friend's situation - bam - short sharp earthquake.


So I laughed and thought - "the locusts can't be far behind".


Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2017 12:28 AM (QDnY+)

490 I sense a theme with tonight's compliance pics.

Posted by: a highly-observant Moron at December 07, 2017 12:28 AM (yr4gv)

491 the other Valley fires were well over 10 miles away. hell, i live between the two, and all we've gotten is micro ash, not even flakes.
Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 12:18 AM (G6HF/)

I think some of them may be arson, the firebugs like this weather.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2017 12:29 AM (Ri/rl)

492 And yeah, back in the day I smoked Marlboro Lights but I'd stock up on regular Marlboros at duty free to dispense as gifts.

That red and white box is so iconic.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 12:30 AM (fuK7c)

493 So I laughed and thought - "the locusts can't be far behind".

Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2017 12:28 AM (QDnY+)


They started arriving in the 1970s.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:30 AM (YqDXo)

494 "I love DJT and Bibi Netanyahu (but, NO SPOONING). Today was a great day for both of them 
God bless and protect our President."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 07, 2017 12:18 AM (zmvwV)
_______________________

Boy howdy yes indeed. His announcement today filled my heart with a feeling I've never had about a president. The man is a born leader, and I pray for his continued success but especially for his safety and that of his family.

And my...possible tankin' of Franken tomorrow, Conyers out, some other Dem perv outed, impeachment effort down in flames, Roy Moore gaining strength, Mueller's investigation exposed as a sham, and now the recognition and promise kept of Israel's capital...it's not that I'm tired of all this winning. I'm getting winded by it.

Continued prayers for the horde and California fire victims.

Posted by: fly gal at December 07, 2017 12:30 AM (ion+c)

495 485. Podruzhnivo mezhdunaronovo. Heh.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:30 AM (fA1SL)

496
If I were his dad, I'd come out instead, change the tire, and then go upside his head with the tire iron. Because.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


He may have two mommies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 07, 2017 12:30 AM (IqV8l)

497 (Franken)

He'll land a fine position in the academe, NGO, non-profit or something within a year. On the left there's always a cushy place to the anointed to land.
Posted by: geoffb at December 06, 2017 10:37 PM (zOpu5)

----

In order to collect on that future compensation, Franken has to do what he's told and step down. That's how the Party leaders keep their people in line.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 07, 2017 12:30 AM (t5m5e)

498 Known unknowns, etc was useful vocabulary before I read The Black Swan and Antifragile.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2017 12:31 AM (rnAwa)

499 Thanks. The baby food is going well so far. Have to be careful not to push it too hard so that she gets tired of the taste. Warming it up is a good suggestion. Only difficulty is I have to get 12 of those little jars in her to get her daily caloric needs.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:26 AM (MTjB1)

I wonder if some of those "supplement shakes" they pitch to seniors, like Ensure? would be palatable to the dog?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 12:31 AM (IcdaU)

500 Makhorka? Isn't that an island off the coast of Spain?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at December 07, 2017 12:31 AM (H4W5N)

501 He may have two mommies.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 07, 2017 12:30 AM (IqV8l)


Good point.

Then I'd go upside the heads of all THREE of them with the tire iron.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:31 AM (YqDXo)

502 Sorry Y5. Hope he eats and feels better soon. Hey! How about a pan of lasagna?

/jk

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 07, 2017 12:31 AM (mMeIQ)

503 Rhomboid,

I hope that wasn't a foreshock, that's all we need.

Knock on wood.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2017 12:31 AM (Ri/rl)

504 Three on a match? I don't see any sni

Posted by: andycanuck at December 07, 2017 12:31 AM (QCX64)

505 499. Had a very sick old dog. We fed her back to health with minced chicken and beef in sour cream and heavy cream sauce.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:32 AM (fA1SL)

506 hi logprof, no; we're not alone. it's the point of this here horde


Last night i decided to fill the prescription for an anti-depressant the doctor wrote about a month ago.

But even though I pay 100 a month payroll deduction for my insurance through one of my jobs, the generic was still 53 dollars. (original price close to 200.)

depressing. heh.

more than i can afford

Posted by: booknlass at December 07, 2017 12:33 AM (jx8uH)

507 504 Three on a match? I don't see any sni
Posted by: andycanuck at December 07, 2017 12:31 AM (QCX64)


It would be a great way to get rid of liberals.

"Hold on, Tristan, let me light these other two cigarettes first."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2017 12:33 AM (YqDXo)

508 Y5 - Hoping the dog comes around. Went through a similar thing 10 days or so ago. Our's seems to have recovered, but for a couple of days it was pretty grim.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 07, 2017 12:33 AM (5OO3x)

509 TPOP makes a good, and sad, point.


Levis in the USSR. Late 70s, I got over $200 (in rubles, at official rates) for one pair. Not even brand new. They knew what they were about. They immediately checked the bottom hem of each pant leg - that area shows the wear first/best.


One guy in the program brought almost nothing but new Levis, Marlboros, lady's hose, and Beatles records. He scored a few thousand rubles, and would usually eat at the tourist hotels instead of the cafeteria. He probably didn't speak 500 words of Russian, but he had a good time.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2017 12:34 AM (QDnY+)

510 I wonder if some of those "supplement shakes" they pitch to seniors, like Ensure? would be palatable to the dog?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December




GHeh. was thinking of pediasure. will give the adult version a try too. Thanks.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:34 AM (MTjB1)

511 Three on a match? I don't see any sni

Posted by: andycanuck at December 07, 2017 12:31 AM (QCX64)

You learn vell, but slow.

Posted by: Dr. Ruth Westsnipeheimer at December 07, 2017 12:34 AM (zCyNd)

512 Y5 - Hoping the dog comes around. Went through a similar thing 10 days or so ago. Our's seems to have recovered, but for a couple of days it was pretty grim.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December




Thanks. We are going all in.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:35 AM (MTjB1)

513 500. Heh. Nicotiana rustica, air-dryed and then the leaves are wetted, rolled, amd chopped up, stems and all.

It's green and sorta sawdust like. Awful stuff, dirt-cheap and very potent. Tobacco of choice for East Bloc since forever.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:35 AM (fA1SL)

514 Had a very sick old dog. We fed her back to health with minced chicken and beef in sour cream and heavy cream sauce.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December




boiled chicken is our usual go to but she did not go for it this time. Will give the cream a shot.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:36 AM (MTjB1)

515 Now I want coffee and a muffin.

Posted by: garrett at December 07, 2017 12:36 AM (JpH5f)

516 The Canucks were fixed on John Player. Would have no other.
The Navy Cut blue packages that I associate with that brand or the John Player Specials in the black pack with gold lettering? (That I just saw with a Bing image search.)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 07, 2017 12:36 AM (QCX64)

517 WDS!



Will give the lasagna a try.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:36 AM (MTjB1)

518
I like themes.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 12:36 AM (8O3HH)

519 Posted by: booknlass at December 07, 2017 12:33 AM (jx8uH)

Did you look online for coupons? Brand name meds have coupons sometimes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2017 12:36 AM (Ri/rl)

520 Y5!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 07, 2017 12:37 AM (mMeIQ)

521 Booknlass,

Also ask your Dr. for samples, tell him you cannot afford them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2017 12:37 AM (Ri/rl)

522 Last night i decided to fill the prescription for an anti-depressant the doctor wrote about a month ago.

But even though I pay 100 a month payroll deduction for my insurance through one of my jobs, the generic was still 53 dollars. (original price close to 200.)

depressing. heh.

more than i can afford
Posted by: booknlass at December 07, 2017 12:33 AM (jx8uH)

Do a Web search, and see if the same generic or equivalent can be found in a Mexican pharmacy, for cheap dollars. Some of those drugs are sold OTC in mexico.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 12:37 AM (IcdaU)

523 LOL:
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/makhorka

Posted by: andycanuck at December 07, 2017 12:38 AM (QCX64)

524 >>Do a Web search, and see if the same generic or equivalent can be found in a Mexican pharmacy, for cheap dollars.


Also, there's an App that shops for the cheapest script prices in your area. Sometimes the discounts it uncovers are unbelievable.

Posted by: garrett at December 07, 2017 12:39 AM (JpH5f)

525 John Player Specials


The guys were Army, not Navy. Based in Canuckland at Victoria.

Posted by: Dr. Ruth Westsnipeheimer at December 07, 2017 12:39 AM (zCyNd)

526 Thanks, sweet CaliGirl. I'll check it out. I didn't know that!

Posted by: booknlass at December 07, 2017 12:39 AM (jx8uH)

527 Y5......It was a joke.....we had a full pan of lasagna left over from thanksgiving

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 07, 2017 12:40 AM (mMeIQ)

528 Last night i decided to fill the prescription for an anti-depressant the doctor wrote about a month ago.

But even though I pay 100 a month payroll deduction for my insurance through one of my jobs, the generic was still 53 dollars. (original price close to 200.)

depressing. heh.

more than i can afford

Posted by: booknlass at December 07, 2017 12:33 AM (jx8uH)




My email is in my nic. Send me your numbers.

You go back to the pharmacy tomorrow, and I'll get on the phone with the clerk and cover it on the card.

Done deal. I got this.

I've got to work tomorrow, and will reply to your email with details as to my hours.

But for now, for tonight, you can go to sleep and NOT WORRY 'bout that 'scrip.

Morons. ONT. An Honor to be amongst ye all.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 12:40 AM (QzJWU)

529 Shit, they taught us how to change tires in driver's ed class in tenth grade.

I may be old, but it wasn't *that* long ago.

It was the South, though.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 12:40 AM (GsAUU)

530 Bander I'm impressed you were in Belarus. The most corrupt, most Soviet of the European "ex"-Soviet republics (well, for the first decade ..... the others have sort of caught up, as it were).


Was never there, but some of the cables out of Minsk were funny. The shit that was going on, wilder than anything during the Cold War.


Then again Belarus might have been the most ruined place on Earth by WWII. Stalin's Great Terror, followed by German invasion and horrific atrocities, followed by apocalyptic military slugfest while the Germans are being driven out, followed by more Soviet repression. A miracle the place had any inhabitants left at all by 1950.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2017 12:41 AM (QDnY+)

531 ok... There's sexy scantily clad ladies in a breastaurant and wearing bikini's to entire customers.

They're basically topless with tape over their nipples.


That's not a coffee shop. That's a strip club.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 07, 2017 12:42 AM (cAnNx)

532 529 Shit, they taught us how to change tires in driver's ed class in tenth grade.

I may be old, but it wasn't *that* long ago.

--------

Well, to be fair, that was a chariot wheel.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 07, 2017 12:43 AM (zmvwV)

533 That's not a coffee shop. That's a strip club.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 07, 2017 12:42 AM (cAnNx)

It is a GENTLEMAN'S coffee shop.

Posted by: Miklos, nothing if not a gentleman at December 07, 2017 12:44 AM (zCyNd)

534 >>That's not a coffee shop. That's a strip club.


Yu-huh.

You want me to swing by and pick you up first or just grab you a cup on my way?

Posted by: garrett at December 07, 2017 12:44 AM (JpH5f)

535 #525 Thanks. Just curious even though I'm not a smoker.

And it was funny seeing all the different cigarette packages because you don't get to see them any more all that much because of the various b.s. advertising bans.

It's fun to look for old beer labels too if you want to image search for those (contrasted with the morons' usual searches).

Posted by: andycanuck at December 07, 2017 12:45 AM (QCX64)

536 Well, to be fair, that was a chariot wheel.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 07, 2017 12:43 AM (zmvwV)

Give the man credit.

He had to INVENT the wheel first.

Posted by: Miklos, nothing if not a historian at December 07, 2017 12:45 AM (zCyNd)

537 536 Well, to be fair, that was a chariot wheel.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 07, 2017 12:43 AM (zmvwV)

Give the man credit.

He had to INVENT the wheel first.
Posted by: Miklos, nothing if not a historian at December 07, 2017 12:45 AM (zCyNd)

--C'mon guys, Vic is the go-to for these jokes.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 12:46 AM (GsAUU)

538 I'm out for the night, goodnight everyone.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 07, 2017 12:46 AM (Ri/rl)

539 Belarus. The most corrupt, most Soviet of the European "ex"-Soviet republics


Oh yeah. They're the only ones who wanted back to full Stalinism after the USSR, CIS, alphabets.

It was an astonishing time in ex-communism. Not just in Belarus but elsewhere in eastern Europe. You'd think liberty was a universal human value that everyone wants, but some people just wanted the certainty of knowing what the government would give them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 12:46 AM (fuK7c)

540 Thanks. We have already been to the vet. She has pneumonia. We have her on the usual meds. She has been drinking lots of water but not eating. We hit upon baby food this evening and that is going well so far. Looking for alternatives in the event she gets tired of baby food. We are probably going back to the vet tomorrow for appetite stimulants.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 12:14 AM (MTjB1)


At least around here, most vets sell Hills Prescription Diet in several different formulas, a couple of which are good at enticing dogs to eat without the extras (like onion extract) that a lot of baby foods contain. Urgent Care and AD come immediately to mind. They are also available online, and I don't think you really need a prescription to buy them.

Cheap sliced turkey (not the expensive stuff from the deli counter, the stuff you buy in the packaged luncheon meat section) has also worked for me (as a pill delivery system) in the past. This stuff has a little too much salt, but it isn't too fatty and usually my dogs will eat it even when their appetite is not 100%.

If you want to make the food yourself, skinless boneless poached/braised chicken (I generally use the thighs) chopped up and mixed with white rice can entice some dogs to eat. Maybe worth a try.

Pneumonia is usually treated with a course of antibiotics, and these can affect the digestive system to the point where the dog isn't that interested in eating. Probiotics and even plain yogurt can help counteract this, although the antibiotics will keep fighting the positive effects. See what your vet says about this. Cerenia is a specific treatment for nausea (kind of expensive), and metoclopramide (cheaper) helps the digestive system move things along which can help with appetite as well.

Also, if you have trouble getting your dog to take the pills, a lot of the antibiotics can be administered SubQ, which is definitely preferable to them missing a dose.

Hope your dog feels better soon.

Posted by: HTL at December 07, 2017 12:47 AM (s4eYP)

541 Then again Belarus might have been the most ruined place on Earth by WWII. Stalin's Great Terror, followed by German invasion and horrific atrocities, followed by apocalyptic military slugfest while the Germans are being driven out, followed by more Soviet repression. A miracle the place had any inhabitants left at all by 1950.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2017 12:41 AM (QDnY+)

I may have mentioned this one before...
Friend of mine was working in Estonia, and he and some friends were invited to a conference in Belarus. Their hosts took them a restaurant located in a railcar out in the woods, where they had a fine meal. The host asked them, "do you know where we are?" Upon hearing them answer in the negative, he said, "This is the very rail car in which was signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact", and pointing at my friend, he went on, "and you are in Ribbentrop's chair!" And then they all had a shot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 12:48 AM (IcdaU)

542 This is the very rail car in which was signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact", and pointing at my friend, he went on, "and you are in Ribbentrop's chair!" And then they all had a shot.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 12:48 AM (IcdaU)

----------

Molotov cocktails all around!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 07, 2017 12:49 AM (zmvwV)

543 534 >>That's not a coffee shop. That's a strip club.


Yu-huh.

You want me to swing by and pick you up first or just grab you a cup on my way?

Posted by: garrett at December 07, 2017 12:44 AM (JpH5f)



I prefer my strip clubs to serve beer.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 07, 2017 12:49 AM (cAnNx)

544 And it was funny seeing all the different cigarette packages because you don't get to see them any more all that much because of the various b.s. advertising bans.


Actually, many still exist, but only for export. You see them in places where old guys developed a taste for the exotic. Which meant no red stars.

Posted by: Miklos, nothing if not a historian at December 07, 2017 12:49 AM (zCyNd)

545 "and you are in Ribbentrop's chair!"


Oh, that is wicked cool.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 12:50 AM (fuK7c)

546 Ribbentrop. What a piece of shit. But I'd pay good money to sit in the fucker's chair.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 07, 2017 12:50 AM (zmvwV)

547 Denver has legal pot. Maybe some choom would give Y5's doggie the munchies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 12:51 AM (IcdaU)

548 The chicks in the coffee shop do indeed look a bit skanky.

The thong bikinis, to me, are simply not sexy.

And the tattoos....ugh.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 07, 2017 12:52 AM (8iiMU)

549 So some 16 year old that mom and dad left $60 for the weekend to get food is going to wind up ordering one large pepperoni and 3 cases of Budweiser.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 07, 2017 12:53 AM (cAnNx)

550 C'mon guys, Vic is the go-to for these jokes.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 12:46 AM (GsAUU)

The Horde have all agreed to avoid further comment on Vic's visionary, but ultimately unsuccessful, octagonal proof-of-concept.

Posted by: Miklos, nothing if not a historian at December 07, 2017 12:53 AM (zCyNd)

551
Instead of thongs, they should wear those C-string bottoms.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 12:53 AM (8O3HH)

552 The chicks in the coffee shop do indeed look a bit skanky.

The thong bikinis, to me, are simply not sexy.

And the tattoos....ugh.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 07, 2017 12:52 AM (8iiMU)

I would hesitate to ask for cream in my coffee. Or not.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 12:53 AM (IcdaU)

553 dear Jim, and Cali, your kindness makes me cry. good tears.

I mean, I know God cares, but I can feel Him through you.

thank you.

Posted by: booknlass at December 07, 2017 12:54 AM (jx8uH)

554 539. The Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic agree.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:54 AM (fA1SL)

555 I just saw the buns on the one in the pink bikini.

I'm a fan.

Posted by: garrett at December 07, 2017 12:55 AM (JpH5f)

556 So some 16 year old that mom and dad left $60 for the weekend to get food is going to wind up ordering one large pepperoni and 3 cases of Budweiser.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 07, 2017 12:53 AM (cAnNx)

The girl will end up with at least $20 left over, if she plays her cards right.


Paolo will bring the pizza.

Posted by: Miklos, less than entirely naive at December 07, 2017 12:55 AM (zCyNd)

557 >> I would hesitate to ask for cream in my coffee.

If this joint is owned by John Besh, indeed don't ask for any cream in the stuff.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 12:56 AM (8O3HH)

558 Just bought a shitload of Amazon Christmas gifts, Lord help me.

Posted by: Max Power at December 07, 2017 12:56 AM (QCc6B)

559 Romania - the utter poverty there would break the hardest of hearts:

https://youtu.be/tpzQMex6otE

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 12:57 AM (fA1SL)

560 Well, back on bottom, and turning to the right. Three more nights, and I should be on the road home again. And I just got here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 12:57 AM (IcdaU)

561 Romanians-interlopers!

Posted by: Al Sharpton, after some palinka at December 07, 2017 01:01 AM (zCyNd)

562 Mathis is a mad dog in bed.

Posted by: Shep Smith at December 07, 2017 01:01 AM (CRLBR)

563 AOP, that's excellent about the Molotov-Ribbentrop rail car.


But I am thereby forced to share something similar.


In Stalin's hometown of Gori, west of the Georgian capital, there is a Stalin museum. His birthplace - a small primitive house - is preserved/sheltered, out back. Also out back is his WWII command railroad car.


For a small fee, the grumpy babushka with the keys to the museum opened up for us (group of 3 foreigners).


Anyway, the rail car was cool. You Know Who's seat was at the head of a conference table. Can't recall if the others were labeled - but it would have been Zhukov, Voroshilov, Molotov, others. And of course we sat in their seats.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2017 01:03 AM (QDnY+)

564 If this joint is owned by John Besh, indeed don't ask for any cream in the stuff.


Have you tried my personal take on Creme brulee?

Posted by: John Besh at December 07, 2017 01:03 AM (zCyNd)

565 I wonder if some of those "supplement shakes" they pitch to seniors, like Ensure? would be palatable to the dog?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 12:31 AM (IcdaU)
---
most of those taste like liquefied dog shit, from what human patients have told me over the years...

try your local medical marijuana dispensary, and see if they have something that a dog might ingest. give him the munchies and you're golden.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 01:04 AM (ZMdl6)

566 561. My Romanian buddy is an MD - pediatrics. He sees hell every day of the week and earns about $400 a month for his troubles. Spends most of it on palinka, as a matter of fact.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:04 AM (fA1SL)

567 I like that Ozark Mountain Daredevils song.

Arkansas is the easternmost of the states I have not visited.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:06 AM (GsAUU)

568 555 I just saw the buns on the one in the pink bikini.

I'm a fan.
Posted by: garrett at December 07, 2017 12:55 AM (JpH5f)

--I like the one with the bandoleer and camo as well. No tats in the pic.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:06 AM (GsAUU)

569 The push by Senate Dem's to get Franken out of the Senate is a very cynical political ploy by the Dem's, most likely instigated by none other than Chuckie Schemer. Two weeks ago when the polls were showing that Jones would win, they were OK with it going to the ethics committee where the most Franken would have got would have been a slap on the wrist. Now that the polls are showing that Roy Moore may win, if they let Franken skate, they won't have a leg to stand on in regards to Moore if he's elected.
It's all kabuki.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 07, 2017 01:07 AM (gEvQ8)

570 Anyway, the rail car was cool. You Know Who's seat was at the head of a conference table. Can't recall if the others were labeled - but it would have been Zhukov, Voroshilov, Molotov, others. And of course we sat in their seats.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 07, 2017 01:03 AM (QDnY+)

Now I am thinking about the old Soviet joke:

Lenin, Stalin and Brezhnev are riding on a train...

Posted by: Miklos, from Karl marx U at December 07, 2017 01:07 AM (zCyNd)

571 567. Arkansas. I always enjoyed that state. My kids & I would go to Eureka Springs at least once a year. Terrain reminded me of home, it did.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:07 AM (fA1SL)

572 {{{booknlass}}}

Y5, I've found that all my dogs liked applesauce. On the cheap, it is full of vitamins and cheaper than baby food. May be the right smell and texture, as well.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:08 AM (Ckg4U)

573 570. Heh. Brezhnev turns up the gramophone and pulls down the shades.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:08 AM (fA1SL)

574 OK, I have an East Europe commie thing and I don't know that joke.

Enlighten me, please?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 01:10 AM (fuK7c)

575 >> Have you tried my personal take on Creme brulee?

Thanks, but I think I'll have to pass on that.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 01:11 AM (8O3HH)

576 "If you rock back and forth like this, it is the same as moving!"

Posted by: Miklos, from Karl marx U at December 07, 2017 01:11 AM (zCyNd)

577 Slapweasel!


My prayer list is but a fraction of yours.

But, you're on it.

Frequently.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 01:11 AM (QzJWU)

578 Moral dilemma.
Son leaves package of lemon Oreos on kitchen counter.
Should I eat a couple?

(Forget the fact that lemon Oreos are NOT really Oreos. Nothing I can do about abominable fraud.)

-Snarfing 2 or 3 or 4 without asking is theft, eh?
-OTOH, as a parent, is it not my responsibility, my sacred duty, to teach the boy prudence and the concept of 'attractive nuisance' lest he be a perpetual fool?


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 07, 2017 01:12 AM (0jtPF)

579 Slapweasel! Good to see you. I hope the situation with your parents is improving somewhat.


Jeeze, I just read that Jeb! Bush praised Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. Is that a sign of the End Times?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:12 AM (IcdaU)

580 Slapweasel!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 07, 2017 01:13 AM (e9G8E)

581 Thank you, Jim. I need to pray for others right now, or else I'll go a little 'batty'.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:13 AM (Ckg4U)

582 (((slapweasel))) big hug right back atcha

Posted by: booknlass at December 07, 2017 01:14 AM (jx8uH)

583 574. Their train stops. Lenin says tue problem is that the railway is not run by the workers and peasants. He has the engineer and other workers replaced with workers and peasants. Train moves again, then stops. Stalin says the train is in the hands of enemies of the people and has the engineer and his family shot, and the train moves again, then stops. Brezhnev pulls the shades and plays a recording of a train.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:14 AM (fA1SL)

584 Enlighten me, please?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 01:10 AM (fuK7c)

If you desire, it seems Palp and I have different punch lines.

Posted by: Miklos, from Karl marx U at December 07, 2017 01:15 AM (zCyNd)

585 Jeeze, I just read that Jeb! Bush praised Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. Is that a sign of the End Times?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:12 AM (IcdaU)

The "Please remember me!" times.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2017 01:15 AM (ZgKFD)

586 Y5, I've found that all my dogs liked applesauce. On the cheap, it is full of vitamins and cheaper than baby food. May be the right smell and texture, as well.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December




Thanks. Will add it to the menu.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 01:16 AM (MTjB1)

587 Dad thinks he is in a Frat House, minus the beer. He wants to stay up late and I can't sleep. He doesn't know any better.

If he goes back to Mom, he'll wind up in jail because she doesn't know how to shut up and he doesn't know exactly what he's doing.

Kindest man I've ever known is not the same. Ups and downs.

This, too, shall pass.

Thank You All for your Prayers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:17 AM (Ckg4U)

588
I guess Jeb! would have to praise it, since he himself called for it during his campaign. Well, what passed for one. Sure spent a lot of money, though.

At any rate, Jeb! would've done like they all have, promised to move it during the campaign, then not do it in office.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 01:17 AM (8O3HH)

589 The "Please remember me!" times.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2017 01:15 AM (ZgKFD)

Me busco esta palabra "relevencia" en Ingles.

Posted by: Jeb, of the Bushiest Bushes at December 07, 2017 01:17 AM (zCyNd)

590 Slap -

may you and your family be blessed with Strength & Courage ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at December 07, 2017 01:17 AM (AoK0a)

591 Thanks. Will add it to the menu.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 01:16 AM (MTjB1)

Well, if the dog refuses to eat it, at least you can, and not let it be wasted. The "puree of road kill", OTOH...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:18 AM (IcdaU)

592 584.
Miklos zapodoni shpion status:

[X] Confirmed
[ ] Other than confirmed

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:18 AM (fA1SL)

593 If you desire, it seems Palp and I have different punch lines.


I would like to hear the other punch line as well.

People don't get that people would get literally jailed or killed for just telling a joke, so it's not surprising that the versions of the joke would wander in the course of the telling.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 01:18 AM (fuK7c)

594 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 07, 2017 01:12 AM (0jtPF)

--Take a couple.

"I carried you around for nine months! I get Oreos"

BTW, a few years ago when Oreos turned 100 their special birthday cake flavored cookies were delicious. I won't make it to 200, but I hope they do it again for . . . 110.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:18 AM (GsAUU)

595 585 Jeeze, I just read that Jeb! Bush praised Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. Is that a sign of the End Times?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:12 AM (IcdaU)

The "Please remember me!" times.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 07, 2017 01:15 AM (ZgKFD)

--Jeb! the Blind Squirrel.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:19 AM (GsAUU)

596 Did you know that the IOC banning Russia from the Olympics because of their corruption in drug testing is proof of how awful nationalism is and the US better take that warning seriously.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 07, 2017 01:19 AM (cAnNx)

597 here, most vets sell Hills Prescription Diet in several different formulas, a couple of which are good at enticing dogs to eat without the extras (like onion extract) that a lot of baby foods contain. Urgent Care and AD come immediately to mind. They are also available online, and I don't think you really need a prescription to buy them.

Cheap sliced turkey (not the expensive stuff from the deli counter, the stuff you buy in the packaged luncheon meat section) has also worked for me (as a pill delivery system) in the past. This stuff has a little too much salt, but it isn't too fatty and usually my dogs will eat it even when their appetite is not 100%.

If you want to make the food yourself, skinless boneless poached/braised chicken (I generally use the thighs) chopped up and mixed with white rice can entice some dogs to eat. Maybe worth a try.

Pneumonia is usually treated with a course of antibiotics, and these can affect the digestive system to the point where the dog isn't that interested in eating. Probiotics and even plain yogurt can help counteract this, although the antibiotics will keep fighting the positive effects. See what your vet says about this. Cerenia is a specific treatment for nausea (kind of expensive), and metoclopramide (cheaper) helps the digestive system move things along which can help with appetite as well.

Also, if you have trouble getting your dog to take the pills, a lot of the antibiotics can be administered SubQ, which is definitely preferable to them missing a dose.

Hope your dog feels better soon.
Posted by: HTL at December




Thanks. We have her on an antibiotic Clavimos (sp?). Your suggestions on anti-nausea meds is much appreciated. We have always tricked our dogs into taking their meds with food but that is not working here so I have resorted to the pry the mouth open, drop the pill in, hold it closed until the swallow happens. Kind of like a low rent lion tamer.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 01:19 AM (MTjB1)

598 Well, if the dog refuses to eat it, at least you can, and not let it be wasted. The "puree of road kill", OTOH...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:18 AM (IcdaU)


We describe it it slightly different terms...

Posted by: Robbie Mook, in retrospect at December 07, 2017 01:19 AM (zCyNd)

599 Test for Miklos - what's the punchline for the Wireless Telegraph joke? No cheating.

(Is true test - all slavs know, all Russians know, all Eastern Europe knows.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:20 AM (fA1SL)

600 Y5 have you tried cheese?

Some dogs go crazy for cheese.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:21 AM (GsAUU)

601 ONT photo looks like an album cover from New Riders of the Purple Sage.

Panama Red!

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 07, 2017 01:21 AM (A7e51)

602 I mean, I heard the "yeah, but it Marcus Wolf's handwriting" joke from an East German whose uncle got jailed for telling it.

Or so he said. Ulf was the most charismatic liar I've ever met.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 01:21 AM (fuK7c)

603 587 Dad thinks he is in a Frat House, minus the beer. He wants to stay up late and I can't sleep. He doesn't know any better.

If he goes back to Mom, he'll wind up in jail because she doesn't know how to shut up and he doesn't know exactly what he's doing.

Kindest man I've ever known is not the same. Ups and downs.

This, too, shall pass.

Thank You All for your Prayers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:17 AM (Ckg4U)



Is your dad on any sort of medication? I've heard that the wrong doses can make people act really bizarre and out of character.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 07, 2017 01:22 AM (cAnNx)

604 593. "And the judge told his colleague, 'I can't tell you. The man who told me the anekdot got five years!' "

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:22 AM (fA1SL)

605 Panama Red!
Posted by: Claude Rains at December 07, 2017 01:21 AM (A7e51)

He'll steal your woman, then he'll rob your head.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:23 AM (IcdaU)

606 Y5 have you tried cheese?

Some dogs go crazy for cheese.
Posted by: logprof at December




Nope. We will add it to the menu as well. Since it is only for a short time period don't really care if she eats pate with hollandaise sauce so long as she gets her calories.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 01:23 AM (MTjB1)

607 Slap.....good to see you!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 07, 2017 01:23 AM (mMeIQ)

608 I really like what Trump said today, and I hope he can kick the State Department in the ass to get it done. The fact that Jerusalem has been the defacto seat of government for Israel since 1947 is the reality. It's time the rest of the freaking world woke up to that.
And the whole peace process charade has been going on since Jimmah Carter. The people who've been blocking it for the last 40 years have been the Palestinians, not the Israeli's. Maybe if we kick Abbas in the nuts a couple of times, he might, maybe, start to come around.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 07, 2017 01:23 AM (gEvQ8)

609 602. "And a weak voice from the back of the cell came out of the darkness. 'You think YOU are confused? I WAS the Minister of Agriculture. ' "

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:24 AM (fA1SL)

610 "Is your dad on any sort of medication? I've heard that the wrong doses can make people act really bizarre and out of character."
-Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 07, 2017 01:22 AM (cAnNx)

Mom went over that with his doctors. Both said there should be no reactions, such as violence or otherwise.

I need to make a list of them and check for myself. Mom is okay with the computer, but my Search-Fu is much better.

I have to pick up two more at Mom's tomorrow.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:25 AM (Ckg4U)

611 Then the parrot said , "So tell me, what did the chicken say?"

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at December 07, 2017 01:25 AM (AoK0a)

612 594
--Take a couple.

"I carried you around for nine months! I get Oreos"

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:18 AM (GsAUU)
-------------------------------
It was a hard, long labor too!

But no, I shall claim a Teaching Moment.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 07, 2017 01:26 AM (0jtPF)

613 Miklos zapodoni shpion status:


Miklos apparat was promised many convertible rubles if Trumski elected from manipulation of masses. Of this MikloTech social media algorithm is "Best Practice" award winner of PwC "Hot 50" democracy subversion apps.


Now KGB telephone say "press one for current operation" "press two for completed operation" and nobody answer if press 2. Fucking Buryat call center.

Posted by: Miklos, un-non-disgruntled at December 07, 2017 01:26 AM (zCyNd)

614 Yay, Jeb.

*clap*

You've... you've earned it. Just the one, though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 07, 2017 01:26 AM (6FqZa)

615 "I carried you around for nine months! I get Oreos"


Posted by: Stanley Ann Dunham at December 07, 2017 01:27 AM (zCyNd)

616 Thank you, westminsterdogshow, Adriane, Zettai Ryoiki and everyone.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:27 AM (Ckg4U)

617 oh no y5. have you tried roasted chicken from costco or the grocery store? what about steak? you can also give puppy garlic, which is a natural antibiotic. the homeopathic vet had our dogs on it.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 07, 2017 01:28 AM (hscyr)

618
BTW, a few years ago when Oreos turned 100 their special birthday cake flavored cookies were delicious. I won't make it to 200, but I hope they do it again for . . . 110.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:18 AM (GsAUU)




Krogers has returned the original Sunshine Hydrox to the shelves. Sold under the Leaf bakery name, but still "Hydrox".

Superior in every measure.

And any and every argument to the contrary, is but a weak admission to the truth of the aforementioned acclimation.

Children might prefer the sweeter, sugary taste of Oreo.

Adults, Morons and 'Ettes, surely prefer the deeper, richer, more complex and satisfying taste of the Original Hydrox cookie.

Which now again resides upon the Kroger's shelves.

Which were not engineered by Ikea, nor installed by an Ewok.

Hie thee forth to Krogers, and buy.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 01:28 AM (QzJWU)

619 James Comey knows all about the peter stroke.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 07, 2017 01:28 AM (6FqZa)

620 Nope. We will add it to the menu as well. Since it is only for a short time period don't really care if she eats pate with hollandaise sauce so long as she gets her calories.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 01:23 AM (MTjB1)

--A buddy of mine's Jack Russell et some chocolate (I forgot if M and Ms, chips, or something else) and the bitch got projectile diarrhea. I told him to give her cheese because I knew she loved it and that it would help plug her up.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:28 AM (GsAUU)

621 You've... you've earned it. Just the one, though.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 07, 2017 01:26 AM (6FqZa)

Maybe Ace could put up a smoldering shinbone.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:28 AM (IcdaU)

622 Clavamox

pet related package insert info here

https://www.drugs.com/vet/clavamox-tablets.html

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at December 07, 2017 01:30 AM (ZMdl6)

623 Pate with Hollandaise sauce sounds good.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 01:30 AM (fuK7c)

624 It was a hard, long labor too!

But no, I shall claim a Teaching Moment.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 07, 2017 01:26 AM (0jtPF)

--[wonders whether MDV is Catholic or not]

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:30 AM (GsAUU)

625 613. Buryat call-center down. All staff in hospital from drinking kolinska voda, blyat. But check na pochte.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:30 AM (fA1SL)

626 Pate with Hollandaise sauce sounds good.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 01:30 AM (fuK7c)

Liver sausage might tempt doggie, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:32 AM (IcdaU)

627 Apparently the last WWII head of state died just recently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThduzC0xfZQ

Posted by: The Unreigning Hat at December 07, 2017 01:33 AM (itfg0)

628 bebe! hope things are getting better ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at December 07, 2017 01:33 AM (AoK0a)

629 626. Good idea! Braunschweiger is cheap and tasty, too.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:33 AM (fA1SL)

630 He'll steal your woman, then he'll rob your head.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Somebody gets it!

Meanwhile, anyone else tired of all the creepy east asian fake russki crap? Find another shtick. Jerusalem is reborn today! Thank you, President D J Trump!

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 07, 2017 01:34 AM (A7e51)

631 (Is true test - all slavs know, all Russians know,


Proud Magyar look sideways all slav, also so-called Romanian interlopers and moldovan of czigany type, which is all beyond the mountains, and also distribute pissily used palinka water on Treaty of So-called Trianon

Posted by: St. Miklos, after his day at December 07, 2017 01:36 AM (zCyNd)

632 Great move by Trump. The "Peace Process" and "Two State Solution" bullshit has been going on too long.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:36 AM (Ckg4U)

633 624
--[wonders whether MDV is Catholic or not]
Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:30 AM (GsAUU)
---------------------
Yep!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 07, 2017 01:36 AM (0jtPF)

634 Well, in a few minutes, it will be Pearl Harbor Day here in the Mountain time zone.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:38 AM (IcdaU)

635 633 624
--[wonders whether MDV is Catholic or not]
Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:30 AM (GsAUU)
---------------------
Yep!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 07, 2017 01:36 AM (0jtPF)

--So I guess you're holding out on playing your Guilt Cards.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:38 AM (GsAUU)

636 630. Jerusalem was never dead. Therefore, it could not be 'reborn' today. TGE was the one to finally acknowledge reality, for which he is to be praised as a brave and honest man.
And eastern european stuff NEVER gets old.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:39 AM (fA1SL)

637 Slap: does your Dad get all his meds filled at ONE pharmacy? if so, go in and request, however forcefully you need to, with either Mom or the requisite red tape showing you have right to access under HIPPA in hand, and ask for a formal medication review for interactions, contraindications, etc.

if they refuse, contact the state Board of Pharmacy and file a complaint. unless you're living in some third world shithole, doing that should be legal requirement for any patient that asks for it, and something they should be doing anyway, every time they fill/refill a script.

if you AREN'T getting all his meds filled place, change that immediately.

#freeadvice, and worth what you're paying for it.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at December 07, 2017 01:39 AM (ZMdl6)

638 634 Well, in a few minutes, it will be Pearl Harbor Day here in the Mountain time zone.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:38 AM (IcdaU)

--Good gravy, 76 years.

Tempus fugit.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:40 AM (GsAUU)

639 631. Magyar look sideways because enormous nose block direct view!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:40 AM (fA1SL)

640 And eastern european stuff NEVER gets old.

Agreed. I'm hanging out in this thread for more anecdotes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 01:41 AM (fuK7c)

641 Meanwhile, anyone else tired of all the creepy east asian fake russki crap?


Caller from West of the Urals....

Posted by: Artur Bell at December 07, 2017 01:41 AM (zCyNd)

642 That pic at top of the thread is nice. I am guessing it is somewhere between Tucson and Yuma. Or maybe west of Wickenburg.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:41 AM (IcdaU)

643 -Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at December 07, 2017 01:39 AM (ZMdl6)

Thank you, Good Sir. I'll be on top of it, you can bet your ass.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:41 AM (Ckg4U)

644 the Top Pic is a NRPS album cover by Maxfield Parish

anyone need anything from Mexico?

Posted by: Henry at December 07, 2017 01:42 AM (ZMdl6)

645 >>He'll steal your woman, then he'll rob your head.


I named my White Ottoman 'Mescalito'.

Posted by: Fat Naked Guy at December 07, 2017 01:42 AM (JpH5f)

646 Only eastern European nations I've visited (travelling through on a dilapidated bus doesn't count) are Czechia, Slovakia, and Macedonia. So much left to explore.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:42 AM (GsAUU)

647 631. But, Magyar are not Gypsy, nor Thracian. They earn palinka and vodka and even slivo - paprika, like grace, covers a multitude of sins.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:43 AM (fA1SL)

648 Dog chow and meds:

My dog who had cancer - we had to get him to eat a lot more than usual to keep him from losing weight. We got a prednisone prescription. It's cheap and he ate like a champ while on it. Kept his weight up right until the end.

On the food front, in addition to his usual food, we gave him spam and mac and cheese, which he found irresistible.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at December 07, 2017 01:44 AM (H5knJ)

649 Oh, I forgot Croatia, although it was only Dubrovnik.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:44 AM (GsAUU)

650 ...and yes. He gets all his meds from CVS. I'v already told them that. They have alerts and I've already told Mom to "second-guess" with the Doctors for "oddball side-effect" one-offs.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:44 AM (Ckg4U)

651 I was telling Mrs. Old Blue that tomorrow was the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. I remembered, and it appears that some of you did as well. It profoundly changed world history then and for all of the years that followed it.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 07, 2017 01:45 AM (gEvQ8)

652 Just some tap dancing content filler, I don't want this counting against my permanent content batting average.

Visit to an East German fabric company.

Q: How do you treat waste water?

A: Well, it's true that if you look in the river you can tell whether we're dying red or green today, but you can't see the river from here.

Q: And air pollutants?

A: The smokestack is 50 meters high!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 01:45 AM (fuK7c)

653 640. Old man and grandson in year 2000. Boy says, 'In history books, I read about queues for bread. Grandpa, what was that?' Grandpa says, 'Long ago, at bakery, because bread was scarce, people would wait. First to arrive would be closest to the door, last farthest away. They would wait and buy bread one at a time until it was all gone.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:47 AM (fA1SL)

654 And by the way, the Eastern Orthodox Church is IN JERUSALEM.

Presbyterians, not so much.

Posted by: East Europe CCCrap, ab unit of Sberbank at December 07, 2017 01:47 AM (zCyNd)

655 ...and yes. He gets all his meds from CVS. I'v already told them that. They have alerts and I've already told Mom to "second-guess" with the Doctors for "oddball side-effect" one-offs.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:44 AM (Ckg4U)

Is it possible your Dad had a small stroke, or a TIA? Sometimes that can cause otherwise inexplicable behavior changes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:47 AM (IcdaU)

656 Eastern European, Near Asian, etc., whatever.

Bring it on. Bring it ALL on.

For one, it's entertaining. For another, it's often amusing. Further, it's usually VERY informative. And frequently, I'm sufficiently conversant with the presentation as to contribute to the discussion in a lightly meaningful way.

So, I have selfish reasons for it to continue, if not to increase.

Plus, I count Palp as a FRIEND, and will stand with him in the fight. ANY fight.

Between him, me and The Colenel, you might wanna look elsewhere for your entertainment?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 01:48 AM (QzJWU)

657 653. Grandpa continues. 'Sometimes, you would wait all day and night to buy bread. That was a bread-queue.' Grandson says, 'I understand. One more question, Grandpa - What was bread?'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:48 AM (fA1SL)

658 640. Old man and grandson in year 2000. Boy says, 'In history books, I read about queues for bread. Grandpa, what was that?' Grandpa says, 'Long ago, at bakery, because bread was scarce, people would wait. First to arrive would be closest to the door, last farthest away. They would wait and buy bread one at a time until it was all gone.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:47 AM (fA1SL)



..."what is bread?"




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 01:50 AM (QzJWU)

659 Grandpa - What was bread?'
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:48 AM (fA1SL)

Now, that one, I saw coming.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:50 AM (IcdaU)

660 -Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:47 AM (IcdaU)

No signs of a stroke. He's just frustrated with my Mother because she's frustrated with him.

He's simply slowly losing his mind, man.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:50 AM (Ckg4U)

661 "Sir" hell... i was junior enlisted.

it's a common problem: Mom and Dad go see this doc here, and get an Rx filled... then they go see that doc, and get one filled, etc...

they don't remember what is what, and who can blame them? i'm the biz, only take a few meds and I don't remember the exact names, albeit i know why i'm taking them, the dose, etc.

also check the med cabinet, or where ever they keep them all, take *everything* in for the review. chances are that they have outdated, superseded, or duplicate meds that they still have and might even be taking, either through confusion or "waste not, want not" mentality of "i paid for this shit, i ain't throwing it away"

best wishes, regardless.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 01:51 AM (ZMdl6)

662 Still no takers on the Wireless Telegraph joke?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:52 AM (fA1SL)

663 Thank you sincerely, redc1c4. I'm on that like stink on shit.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 01:54 AM (Ckg4U)

664 657 653. Grandpa continues. 'Sometimes, you would wait all day and night to buy bread. That was a bread-queue.' Grandson says, 'I understand. One more question, Grandpa - What was bread?'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:48 AM (fA1SL)



658 640. Old man and grandson in year 2000. Boy says, 'In history books, I read about queues for bread. Grandpa, what was that?' Grandpa says, 'Long ago, at bakery, because bread was scarce, people would wait. First to arrive would be closest to the door, last farthest away. They would wait and buy bread one at a time until it was all gone.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:47 AM (fA1SL)


..."what is bread?"




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 01:50 AM (QzJWU)




Not only "Q.E.D.", but Queue Eee FUCKIN' Dee".

Plus, whatever the Latin is for End of Discussion.

I'm LITERATE, but not EDUCATED.

But I do seem to get by.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 01:54 AM (QzJWU)

665 As a non-Eastern European it costs me nothing to ask.

Telegraph joke?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 01:55 AM (fuK7c)

666 "You have reached the Congressional Ethics Office. Thank you for your interest. Due to the holiday season we are experiencing an unusually high volume of calls. All of our customer service representatives are currently assisting other callers. Please stay on the line and your call will be answered in the order it was received."

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 01:55 AM (wPiJc)

667 Remember when 666 was a thing?

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 01:55 AM (GsAUU)

668 Still no takers on the Wireless Telegraph joke?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 01:52 AM (fA1SL)

I'm guessing it had wires until they got stolen? Wasn't there some Russian who the Soviets claimed had invented radio before Marconi?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:57 AM (IcdaU)

669 Wasn't there some Russian who the Soviets claimed had invented radio before Marconi?

No, that was the guy who invented baseball.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 01:58 AM (fuK7c)

670 No, that was the guy who invented baseball.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 01:58 AM (fuK7c)

Well, they had to broadcast the games, didn't they?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 01:59 AM (IcdaU)

671 For Bandersnatch-true story, no joke


At a Hungarian shoe factory in 1984, the director told a funny story about a shipment of shoes he had sent to Kiev.

As usual, the transport and distribution was not arranged by his factory, it was under a COMECON trade arrangement.

He discovered one day, after a week visiting a shoe fair in Spain, that his workers had filled 10,000 shoe boxes with left shoes, and the 10,000 left in his warehouse each had 2 right shoes.

He used the local version of telex to report to problem to the recipient at the state shoe store in Kiev. He was told that the 10,000 boxes of left shoes had already been sold, people waited in line for hours for "quality" Hungarian shoes.

The Hungarian factory director asked for help to expedite the boxes of right shoes.

"No problem. Everybody knows what they bought. Now they wait."

Posted by: Miklos tell story at December 07, 2017 02:01 AM (zCyNd)

672 Ha! I stumble in at midnight, post a bit of nonsense at random and hit the mark of the beast comment. I must be living right!


How are all you reprobates doing?

Sorry to hear about your pops, Slap.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:03 AM (wPiJc)

673 Thanks. We have her on an antibiotic Clavimos (sp?). Your suggestions on anti-nausea meds is much appreciated. We have always tricked our dogs into taking their meds with food but that is not working here so I have resorted to the pry the mouth open, drop the pill in, hold it closed until the swallow happens. Kind of like a low rent lion tamer.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 07, 2017 01:19 AM (MTjB1)


Clavamox is an amoxicillin-based antibiotic (they mix it with an additional ingredient which is supposed to make it more effective than just amoxicillin). I've used it before. Since you have already started with that antibiotic, I am pretty sure you have to finish the course (otherwise you risk the development of a resistant strain of bacteria). Yogurt should help with the digestive issues, though. If this should happen again, or if they feel they need to treat with a broader spectrum antibiotics, you might ask about adding Convenia, which is an injectable antibiotic that lasts 10-14 days and does not have the same effects on the digestion.

The Hill's Diet foods are the consistency of pate and you can take a little blob and toss it down their throat (even with a pill inside), which is handy.

Finally, I probably don't need to say it, but the most important thing is not food, but rather water/hydration. I once had a dog eat almost nothing for almost two weeks, but because she got enough fluids she pulled through. Sometimes if a dog is drinking but not drinking quite enough (due to feeling ill) they can get dehydrated and make themselve feel even worse (actually my wife did this to herself once as well, but that's another story), but can be perked up quite quickly with SubQ fluids. I am sure your vet will check for this, although it couldn't hurt to ask as well.

Posted by: HTL at December 07, 2017 02:03 AM (s4eYP)

674 Wireless Telegraph: on a train heading from Leningrad to Moskva. Train stops, peasant boards, sits across from dazzling urbanite, who reads a newspaper. Peasant asks, 'what are you reading, comrade?' Urbanite replies, 'newspaper article. New invention - wireless telegraph, as the headline says.' Peasant says, 'oh. I can't read. Tell me about it.' Leningrader says, 'well, it's a new invention - a telegraph with no wires. $

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 02:04 AM (fA1SL)

675 Uh oh, more shit coming out about Roman Polanski:

https://youtu.be/JO88pWIkuuM

A 10 year old?!

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 02:04 AM (GsAUU)

676 Thank You, Muldoon. I truly appreciate every bit of The Horde's Thoughts and Prayers. It buoys the Soul.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 02:06 AM (Ckg4U)

677 Jim Sunk New Dawn-

Last night I awoke with screaming pain in my surgically repaired right foot (again). Poured myself a tall whiskey (which sometimes is the only thing that helps) and opened up the HQ just in time to catch your parting comment about the weather change in TX and you sitting with a glass of bourbon trying to calm the screaming pain from the screws in your ankle.

Cheers, brother!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:07 AM (wPiJc)

678 A 10 year old?!
Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 02:04 AM (GsAUU)

Damned infidel granny-raper!

Posted by: mohammed at December 07, 2017 02:08 AM (IcdaU)

679 674. Cont'd. Peasant says, 'forgive me, but what is a telegraph? I've never heard of such a thing.' Leningrader says, 'imagine a giant dog. Its head is in Moskva, tail in Leningrad. I step on its tail in Leningrad, it barks in Moskva. And if we have a code we both know, you can scratch its head in Moskva and his tail wags in Leningrad, and we can send messages back ans forth that way.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 02:08 AM (fA1SL)

680 Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 01:55 AM (wPiJc)

Suggested correction:


"due to the high volume of congressional staff Christmas parties..."

And shouldn't the callers be directed to the OOCP (Office of Off-budget Congressional Payoffs)?

Posted by: Miklos, a mere constituent at December 07, 2017 02:08 AM (zCyNd)

681 For Bandersnatch-true story, no joke

Thank you, I love this shit.

FWIW, my East German fabric manufacturer story was no joke. I was the Q in the Q and A.

I lose heart sometimes about people forgetting this stuff. I'm teaching a German class at a local college and I try to keep politics out of it, but I decided to show them "Good Bye Lenin". I was going to talk about the movie and not so much about hating commies, but the little Polish girl in the class went all "I hate commies".

I said "you're way too young to remember any of that".

She said, "my father threw Molotov cocktails at the tanks".

So, there is some hope for these millennials.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 02:10 AM (fuK7c)

682 679. & 674.
Peasant says, 'I think I understand. So that is a telegraph. ' Leningrader says, ' Yes. That is the idea.' Peasant says, ' and a wireless telegraph is?' Leningrader replies, 'it is the same thing, but without a dog.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 02:11 AM (fA1SL)

683 Jim Sunk New Dawn-

Last night I awoke with screaming pain in my surgically repaired right foot (again). Poured myself a tall whiskey (which sometimes is the only thing that helps) and opened up the HQ just in time to catch your parting comment about the weather change in TX and you sitting with a glass of bourbon trying to calm the screaming pain from the screws in your ankle.

Cheers, brother!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:07 AM (wPiJc)




Two Morons with screws loose in the thread.

*Cheers!*


*clink!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 02:12 AM (QzJWU)

684 681. Poland Stronk! Eastern Europe is the last, best hope for the West. The sadness and irony contained in that statement defies description.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 02:16 AM (fA1SL)

685 Those comrades from Leningrad intelligentsia, jokes always crack me up! Also nomenklatura guys-barrels of laffs!

Like this time Beria say to Dzerzsinsky, Why the cars always black?


Then Beria shoot him, no punch line.

Posted by: Miklos Mikloshovich at December 07, 2017 02:17 AM (zCyNd)

686 685. Yeah. There is that. And why NKVD & KGB agents always travel in groups of three: Only one knows how to write, one knows how to read, and only one can be trusted to watch two intelligentsii.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 02:20 AM (fA1SL)

687 685. Furthermore: As Comrade Stalin said, 'Dark humor is like food. Not everyone gets it.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 02:21 AM (fA1SL)

688 OK, I really need to sleep but I love this subthread so I'm going to look up an old e-mail and tell it to you. BRB.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 02:24 AM (fuK7c)

689 Well... I can't copy and paste "The Cat Food" story, but it is likely that you've all heard it, anyway.

"...Food just for cats? What a country!"

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 02:24 AM (Ckg4U)

690 Two Morons with screws loose in the thread.

*Cheers!*

*clink!*


Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 02:12 AM (QzJWU)
---
glad my right ankle only had holes drilled in the bones to use the over-extended ligaments, etc, to lace it up into a half-assed ankle.

(that was good for about 10 years.)

Yeah, i can tell the weather too. where's MY drink, you bastages?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 02:25 AM (p87/x)

691 "it's even worse! they are out of bullets!"

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 02:27 AM (p87/x)

692 "it's even worse! they are out of bullets!"

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 02:27 AM (p87/x)

My all time favorite!

Posted by: Miklos Mikloshovich at December 07, 2017 02:28 AM (zCyNd)

693 WWIII breaks out. American and Soviet soldier meet and kill each other in battle, ascend to St. Peter together. St. Peter says that because they are both killers, they cannot go to Heaven, but because they are both victims, they have the privilege to choose their own Hell. 'Soviet Hell is eternal Soviet Union; American Hell is eternal America,' he explains.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 02:29 AM (fA1SL)

694 Here an interesting tidbit. Mining through financial data from Colorado hospitals, I picked our local hospital, a large community hospital in a town of roughly 100,000 people, serving a larger geographic area of roughly 200,000 people and taking the given numbers for 1) # of full time employee equivalents and 2) total hospital payroll wit benefits, did a calculation of average employee salary. ($/FTE)

I'll give you three guesses what the result was.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:30 AM (wPiJc)

695 684 681. Poland Stronk! Eastern Europe is the last, best hope for the West. The sadness and irony contained in that statement defies description.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 02:16 AM (fA1SL)



Agreed.

I read history. And current events. And everything in between.

Eastern Europe, U.S.A., U.K., Israel.

This is the Alliance.

We can enjoin the support, and support, the new Saudi leadership, IF proven reliable. Egypt, has already proven it's fealty, both publicly and ... under the radar.

We could enlist Libya, too. As a way to apologize for the horror of the Obama/Hitlery era.

Certain Far Eastern nations also figure into the mix.

But what is the PURPOSE of the allegiance of all of these nations?

First and foremost, to crush Iran.

It HAS to be done. Sooner, rather than later.

N. Korea... properly done, we press China to do the deed.

OUR trade with China > any China interest w/ the Norks.

Call their hand on this. NOW.

At the pace that Trump is setting of now, he's already among The Greats.

I'm rooting for him to be The Greatest.

Pray that it comes to pass.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 02:31 AM (QzJWU)

696 I'll give you three guesses what the result was.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:30 AM (wPiJc)

$111,000?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 02:32 AM (IcdaU)

697 Yeah, i can tell the weather too. where's MY drink, you bastages?

****

Pours a snifter of Crown Royal for redc


(What the hell is a snifter, anyway?)

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:33 AM (wPiJc)

698 back in the good old days, a Polish w*rker is allowed to go to America for the funeral of a relative.

he comes home, and everyone wants to know what it was like....

"unbelieveable" he says.

what, were there cars? oh yes he says, my great nephew picked me up himself...

so, was that it? no, he says...

well then, how did they live? my great nephew took me to his dacha.... He had a dacha? *everyone* had a dacha: it was a whole neighborhood of dachas. everyone has one.

well was that it? no, he says...

well, what happened next? we went in, and everyone was there, and there was a table full of every kind of food you could think of: meat, sausage, cakes, bread, vegetables, more than we could eat in a week.

well was that it? no, he says...

well, then what WAS so unbelievable?

they said that first we had to drink a toast to my arrival, and poured everyone a drink.

what's unbelievable about that?

they put the cap back ON the bottle after they poured!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 02:33 AM (p87/x)

699 I'll give you three guesses what the result was.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:30 AM (wPiJc)

I think you mentioned that before. I checked my state; no such data available.

I will make aguess though, 100k+

Posted by: Miklos , sometime economist at December 07, 2017 02:33 AM (zCyNd)

700 (What the hell is a snifter, anyway?)

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:33 AM (wPiJc)

A poofter's little sister?

Posted by: Miklos , sometime economist at December 07, 2017 02:35 AM (zCyNd)

701 693, cont'd. Soviet says, 'I am patriot. Soviet Hell for me.' American says, 'I am patriot. American Hell.' St. Peter explains, ' in Soviet Hell, you.must eat two buckets of shit every day. In American Hell, it ia only one.' Soviet says, 'never America, alive or dead. I choose.' American says, 'better one bucket a day than two. I choose American Hell. ' St

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 02:35 AM (fA1SL)

702 $111,000?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


*****


Not far off. $122,000. Either they're paying their janitorial staff really well or there are enough employed nurse practitioners and doctors to drag the average up. I would have guessed average somewhere around $80,000.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:35 AM (wPiJc)

703 And with that, I'm off to the snoozer.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 07, 2017 02:35 AM (QzJWU)

704 A poofter's little sister?


****

Okay. That's funny.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:36 AM (wPiJc)

705 G'Night, Jim!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 02:37 AM (Ckg4U)

706 (What the hell is a snifter, anyway?)

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:33 AM (wPiJc)
---
it's a large, pear shaped glass that you should fill almost to the rim, because i ain't sniffing Crown Royal, just drinking it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 02:37 AM (p87/x)

707 Not far off. $122,000. Either they're paying their janitorial staff really well or there are enough employed nurse practitioners and doctors to drag the average up. I would have guessed average somewhere around $80,000.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:35 AM (wPiJc)

I am assuming all staff who are not professionals are in a union? That is how they roll in Canada. And of course, the places are crawling with administrators.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 02:38 AM (IcdaU)

708 Too many scriptwriters in this place.

Palpatine is using their devious cliffhanger tactics.

Posted by: Miklos , sometime editor at December 07, 2017 02:38 AM (zCyNd)

709 Night, Jim!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 02:38 AM (IcdaU)

710 Translating on the fly, from a German I used to work with:

Story from the cold war.

Location: Russian-Norwegian border, close to the arctic circle. Ca. winter 1972. Conditions cold to witches' tits cold.

A colleague of mine, Robert, was then a non-com stationed there with the Russian border forces. The border was watched and mined. The garrison was a cross section of the Russian population, including Finns, Kazachs, heritage Germans, Mongols, etc.

In the middle of winter an alarm went off because a tracked vehicle hadn't come to replace the watch. In the meter deep snow were tank tracks leading through the minefield directly to the Norwegian border.

Apparently, as impossible as it is to believe, the entire watch along with their replacements had disappeared together with their vehicle in the direction of the class enemy. This group, btw, consisted of Finns, Germans, Kazachs, and Russians. Seven men in total.

[pause to keep translating and to keep you awake

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 02:39 AM (fuK7c)

711 it's a large, pear shaped glass that you should fill almost to the rim, because i ain't sniffing Crown Royal, just drinking it.
Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 02:37 AM (p87/x)

Snifters are for Brandy, who is a fine girl, he said, planting an earworm.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 02:40 AM (IcdaU)

712 glass that you should fill almost to the rim, because i ain't sniffing Crown Royal, just drinking it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 02:37 AM (p87/x)

Hell, we got a bunch of them things. Says "Mason" on the side though.

Posted by: Miklos, humming an old Spiritual at December 07, 2017 02:41 AM (zCyNd)

713 An AMerican, a British and a Soviet doctor are talking ...

American: The hardest operation in America is a heart transplant.

Brit: In Britain, our most difficult task is brain surgery.

Soviet: Those are simple. In Soviet Union, most difficult operation is a tonsillectomy.

American and Brit: A tonsillectomy? What are you talking about?

Soviet: Yes. Tonsillectomy is terrible surgery. We take it out through the rectum.

American and Brit: That's crazy. Why do you do a tonsillectomy through the rectum?

Soviet: Because, in Soviet Union, no one opens their mouth.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 07, 2017 02:42 AM (8gDQu)

714 that average salary sounds suspicious...

i'd want to see staffing levels, an org chart, and other details, because there's lots more bottom people than top, in most hospitals, among other things.

i doubt a community hospital in a town that size has a huge number of ICU beds, or specialized ones, or the whiz bang surgeries that require top gun crews (docs usually aren't on hosp payroll) so, unless they have way too many admin pukes, i'm confused.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 02:43 AM (p87/x)

715 I am assuming all staff who are not professionals are in a union? That is how they roll in Canada. And of course, the places are crawling with administrators.


*****


Well you are partly right. No union here. No SEIU, which is a big hospital employees union in Cali and other states. But this particular hospital is admin top-heavy. Their administrative costs are around 28% of total hospital revenue, compared to most of the other hospitals in the state in the range of 15-22%.

Except for the psychiatric hospital which run about 35% admin costs.

There are a bunch of these inpatient psychiatric-only facilities cropping up. They do some scary stuff.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:43 AM (wPiJc)

716 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 02:40 AM (IcdaU)

You would not be a good wife.

Posted by: Miklos, humming an old Spiritual at December 07, 2017 02:43 AM (zCyNd)

717 693 & 701. American & Soviet soldier in hell meet at the border. Recognizing each other, they speak. 'How is American Hell? ' asks the Soviet. 'I work all week, but have a small house and a little money left for other things. It's just like life before I was dead, except that I have to eat.a bucket full of shit every morning. And by you?'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 02:44 AM (fA1SL)

718 Well you are partly right. No union here. No SEIU, which is a big hospital employees union in Cali and other states. But this particular hospital is admin top-heavy. Their administrative costs are around 28% of total hospital revenue, compared to most of the other hospitals in the state in the range of 15-22%.

Except for the psychiatric hospital which run about 35% admin costs.

There are a bunch of these inpatient psychiatric-only facilities cropping up. They do some scary stuff.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:43 AM (wPiJc)

No administrator ever saw a problem that couldn't be solved by hiring him some assistants.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 02:46 AM (IcdaU)

719 Soviet: Because, in Soviet Union, no one opens their mouth.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 07, 2017 02:42 AM (8gDQu)

This joke will be added to the archive.

Posted by: Mitrokhin at December 07, 2017 02:46 AM (zCyNd)

720 i doubt a community hospital in a town that size has a huge number of ICU beds, or specialized ones


*****

Oddly enough, this hospital, being somewhat geographically isolated by the Rocky Mountains, does have a disproportionately high number of ICU beds, but also has a disproportionately high number of Family Medicine physicians on the medical staff (many of the ICU beds are on the Family Medicine service). And the hospital does employ a substantial number of the doctors, which is what I suspect is dragging the average salary up.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 02:47 AM (wPiJc)

721 717. Soviet soldier says, ' Soviet Hell is like Soviet life, but worse. Most days, we can barely get a single bucket of shit for four men, and sometimes, we don't even get that. '

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 02:48 AM (fA1SL)

722 ...20 years later my colleague Robert coincidentally meets another German heritage Russian, Mr. X, who was one of the 7. The following is the approximate dialogue:

Robert: So tell me, how long did it take to plan this escape?

X: Can't really say. Maybe 5 minutes.

Robert: What? 5 minutes?

X: Yeah, it all started with the two Finns saying they'd had it. Life in Russia is miserable anyway and what are we doing here. It's too stinking cold. Then the Kazakh said something similar. The sole Russian said nothing at all. Then we said to the driver, "hey turn right up there". That's all there was to it.

The Finns went to Sweden. The Germans went to Germany. And the Russian immediately married a Norwegian.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 02:49 AM (fuK7c)

723 I am looking at the discussion of staff costs for hospitals, and considering that above $400/month for an MD is mentioned for Romania, I know $1100/mo is normal in Hungary.

I know couples (both MDs) who fly from Budapest to the UK to work in the NHS 2-3 days every week because even that lousy money is worth it.

Something is wrong.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 07, 2017 02:51 AM (zCyNd)

724 The Finns went to Sweden. The Germans went to Germany. And the Russian immediately married a Norwegian.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 02:49 AM (fuK7c)

Reward for missing Kazakh

50 kopecks

substitute Uzbek not accepted

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 07, 2017 02:54 AM (zCyNd)

725 Reward for missing Kazakh

Yeah, I didn't notice until I was re-typing that that the Kazakh was unaccounted for.

Sneaky devils.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 02:56 AM (fuK7c)

726 Evening, Horde!

Thanks for the content. To those going through difficult times, sincere prayers up!

Inspired by Jim's earlier post with his description of the superior greatness of the Hydrox cookie (they are)...reminded me of this:

I like a good cigar, especially milder, Connecticut-wrapped leafs. Shopping the on-line stores, there's usually an inducing write-up on each brand- And the pitch can sometimes be pure gold!

The following plug was for a 'cheaper' brand:
"...Hand 'em out to freeloaders, burn one while mowing the lawn...hell, pull the wrappers off, douse with ranch dressing and enjoy a low-carb meal. At this price, you'll feel like you're playing with the House's money..."

Posted by: texcat at December 07, 2017 02:56 AM (wf3RQ)

727 Thriving rodent population to be controlled by genetically modified 'super rats'

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y92fbrhm

Posted by: Willard at December 07, 2017 02:57 AM (itfg0)

728 Reward for missing Kazakh

50 kopecks

substitute Uzbek not accepted
Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 07, 2017 02:54 AM (zCyNd)

Reminds me of old Russian comic strip about Army life: "Ksad Kazakh".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 02:57 AM (IcdaU)

729
I love Eastern European babes. Man. They make up over half of the models. Czech babes, Hungarian babes, etc. They are hotties.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 02:58 AM (8O3HH)

730 I woulda been first, but I stopped to read the content.


Howdy roonz and roonettez, what's shakin'?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 07, 2017 02:58 AM (vbvxt)

731 shortly after the death of the Warsaw Pact, a NATO general, a Russian General and a US ARNG general all assigned to an exercise in Eastern Europe, were talking during one of the many meetings to ensure everything went smoothly.

of course, a bit of dick measuring was to be expected:

they started arguing about who's troops were braver, and the Frog general (i said he was NATO) called up one of his Legionaries. "Jump off the balcony" he said, and the trooper said "Viva La France" and went over the edge. the Russian called up one of his troops, gave the same order, and with a "For the Motherland" away he went.

by this time, the ARNG general was in stitches, and said "you ain't seen nothing yet". He then called for the E-4 driver assigned to him, who had been hiding in the shadows whilst the meeting went on, scrounging the odd drink and hitting on the serving girls, to come over. the SP-4 came to attention and said "Yes Sir?" the general said, i want you to leap off the balcony."

the SP-4 took one quick look over the edge, noting the drop and the two bodies splattered below, and said "Fuck you, general sir, i ain't doing that shit."


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 02:59 AM (p87/x)

732 Hi GGE ... bout time for me to hit the hay.

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at December 07, 2017 03:00 AM (AoK0a)

733 Reminds me of old Russian comic strip about Army life: "Ksad Kazakh".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 02:57 AM (IcdaU)

Your nomination has been accepted and approved.

--Swedish Academy of Sciences and Environmentally Sustainable Punnery

Posted by: Al "Dy-no-mite" Nobel at December 07, 2017 03:00 AM (zCyNd)

734 "Fuck you, general sir, i ain't doing that shit."

God bless 'Murica.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 03:02 AM (fuK7c)

735 GGE!


'sup?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:02 AM (wPiJc)

736 I love Eastern European babes. Man. They make up over half of the models. Czech babes, Hungarian babes, etc. They are hotties.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 02:58 AM (8O3HH)

--Lost my virginity to one of them.

I'm not kidding.

No model, but . . . sexy.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:03 AM (GsAUU)

737 http://preview.tinyurl.com/y92fbrhm
Posted by: Willard at December 07, 2017 02:57 AM (itfg0)

What could possibly go wrong?

Here in Alberta, we have no rat problem. Alberta is officially rat-free, and there is a rat patrol to make certain of that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:03 AM (IcdaU)

738 "Ksad Kazakh".


*****

Snort!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:04 AM (wPiJc)

739 723. Of course something is wrong. I tell Ciprian to emigrate to Britain - he has good English - but he stays in the Romanian countryside because 'the people need him.' He doesn't starve, and can care for himself and his parents on his earnings. He'll never advance or become rich, but he's okay with that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 03:04 AM (fA1SL)

740 Heh. And they believed me when I claimed Kazakh. Fools!

One system down, one to go.

Posted by: George Soros aka Kazakh at December 07, 2017 03:05 AM (zCyNd)

741 Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at December 07, 2017 03:00 AM (AoK0a)



Hit it softly though.


Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:02 AM (wPiJc)



Muldoon, you magnificent b*stard, I've read your books! (I really have, you know. Loved the WW2 book, great stuff!)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 07, 2017 03:05 AM (vbvxt)

742 >>-Lost my virginity to one of them.

Good on ya'. I'm virtually shaking your hand, sir. Well done.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 03:08 AM (8O3HH)

743 I got the second story floor down and stained for the grand-daughter's dollhouse. If I can keep going at this pace I'll have the damn thing done in time...maybe. I have to put wallpaper on the walls and glue them in place, I have to build one mock wall (it's going to have the base boards and crown molding and a door frame with the door, but nothing else) for the bathroom but I can use what the dollhouse kit provided for the rest of it. I'm hoping to have the second story walls up by the end of the day tomorrow, then one last story of three rooms and the attic, and then the roof, and then the porch. Only thing is...lots of cedar shingles for the roof and porch.


I maybe should have started this project sooner...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 07, 2017 03:09 AM (vbvxt)

744 Good night, my ex-commie Hordelings. I usually just slink away but this has been one of my favorite ONTs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 03:10 AM (fuK7c)

745 I don't have a real Soviet era story, but in 1991, a mere two years after the wall came down, I traveled to Hungary as one of the first American military visits of an official nature. A group of American Army doctors and their wives traveled to Balaton and the Budapest for a military medical conference. We traveled in two double decker buses from Landstuhl. We were met at the Austria-Hungary border by a police escort which proceeded us down the narrow country highways to Lake Balaton. Our buses went right down the middle of the road while farm vehicles, tractors, flatbed trailers, etc. were flung off into the roadside barrows in our wake.

At Balaton we were housed in a former Hungarian military resort. Once of our docs got a splinter in his butt from the toilet seat in his room. One of the wives got inadvertently locked in her room because there was no lock release on the inside of the door (Hmmm?).

Fun time was had by all.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:10 AM (wPiJc)

746 Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:03 AM (GsAUU)

The old saying is, and I think still true-

If you want a girlfriend, go to Hungary.

If you want a wife, go to Poland.

Posted by: Miklos the agony aunt yenta at December 07, 2017 03:11 AM (zCyNd)

747 Here in Alberta, we have no rat problem. Alberta is officially rat-free, and there is a rat patrol to make certain of that.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:03 AM (IcdaU)

--You know why no rats?

Poulin Pest Control from Winnipeg.

No foolin' with Poulin.

https://youtu.be/bygkK8Kpd_o

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:11 AM (GsAUU)

748 US general/ Russian general/ height of the Cold War/military -diplomatic conference.

the usual dick measuring takes place, sans troops. they finally get around to who's troops eat better.

Russian: our troops get at least 1500 calories in both daily meals.

American: that's nothing! my troops get at least 3000 calories 3 times a day.

Russian: LIAR! No one can eat that many potatoes!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 07, 2017 03:12 AM (p87/x)

749 I've read your books! (I really have, you know. Loved the WW2 book, great stuff!)


***


Awww. Thanks.

It's good to "see" you around.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:12 AM (wPiJc)

750 Only thing is...lots of cedar shingles for the roof and porch.


I maybe should have started this project sooner...
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 07, 2017 03:09 AM (vbvxt)

If it would make the project go faster, you could flatten out some beer cans, and place metal roofing on the doll house. Tell granddaughter that insurance carrier nixed the cedar shakes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:12 AM (IcdaU)

751 G'Night, Bander!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 03:12 AM (Ckg4U)

752 Good night, my ex-commie Hordelings. I usually just slink away but this has been one of my favorite ONTs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 03:10 AM (fuK7c)

If you like, another time I can tell you about the Hungarian Army in the waning days of the Warsaw Pact.

They were not a threat to the US.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 07, 2017 03:13 AM (zCyNd)

753 Poulin:

http://www.poulins.ca/about-us

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:14 AM (GsAUU)

754 If you like, another time I can tell you about the Hungarian Army in the waning days of the Warsaw Pact.

You can tell it now if you wish. I'm not technically asleep, just close enough to make my apologies.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 03:15 AM (fuK7c)

755 742 >>-Lost my virginity to one of them.

Good on ya'. I'm virtually shaking your hand, sir. Well done.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 03:08 AM (8O3HH)

--Thank you!

She was from L'viv,/Lwow/Lvov (no way I'd call it Lemberg in front of her).

Oh, BONUS: She was a nurse

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:16 AM (GsAUU)

756 My only Soviet era stories consist of throwing bags of trash over the side and watching the Russian fishing trawler pick them up out of the water, getting into a...tussle...with some Rooskie submariners in Naples Italy (our anti-sub warfare bretheren were picking at them, telling them what great targets they make, and they got...annoyed), and drinking Jaegermiester to stupidity when the wall came down (we were inport in Naples yet again when that happened). Can't stand the smell of the stuff to this day.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 07, 2017 03:16 AM (vbvxt)

757 I've read your books! (I really have, you know. Loved the WW2 book, great stuff!)

What book might this be? I am planning to read V.D. Hanson's new one on WW II around the Generic Inclusive Solstice Observances.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, from Target Stores marketing at December 07, 2017 03:17 AM (zCyNd)

758 Used to work with a buncha Chinese who called my nickname 'eluosi ren.' Still, somehow, Slav though I be, I manage to win the love of a Texas-raised and Saigon-born angel, and her ARVN father, the Colonel. He said to me, 'Your people do not quit.' I replied, 'No, sir. Not when the stakes are high. We never quit, sir.' That was two years ago, and here we are. Persistence.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 03:17 AM (fA1SL)

759 Poulin Pest Control from Winnipeg.

No foolin' with Poulin.

https://youtu.be/bygkK8Kpd_o
Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:11 AM (GsAUU)

Heh. Video won't play here at the rig; internet is speed limited. I think Alberta is the only rat-free Province, and they are deadly serious about keeping it that way. Grain, you know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:17 AM (IcdaU)

760 It's good to "see" you around.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:12 AM (wPiJc)



Good to be seen, it means I'm still on the top side of the grass.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 07, 2017 03:17 AM (vbvxt)

761 They then bused us through the streets of Budapest for a luncheon with the Hungarian defense minister. We were running late, so maintained a rapid pace. Each bus had a Hungarian medical student as our tour guide. The spiel went something like:

"On your left, if you could have seen it as we whizzed by at a high rate of speed you might have noticed such-and-such Hotel, famous for such-and-such. And coming up on your...er...we just passed on your right is the former residence of suchity-such."

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:18 AM (wPiJc)

762 I kept wanting to make a response that was further up the thread.

I am terrified that I will tell a story to the person who told me. "He will love this story." If I didn't address the horde as a group I would do this once a week.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2017 03:19 AM (rnAwa)

763 What book might this be? I am planning to read V.D.
Hanson's new one on WW II around the Generic Inclusive Solstice
Observances.



Posted by: Miklos Molnar, from Target Stores marketing at December 07, 2017 03:17 AM (zCyNd)



"To Save Us All from Ruin". https://tinyurl.com/y8manp78 You will be astounded at how much we owe our freedom to hamsters.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 07, 2017 03:21 AM (vbvxt)

764 What do you get if you cross Kevin Spacey and Johnny Mathis? A Preying Mathis.

Posted by: Shep Smith at December 07, 2017 03:21 AM (CRLBR)

765 Poulin:

http://www.poulins.ca/about-us
Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:14 AM (GsAUU)

That was worth the read along with the genius marketing of the mound of dead rat-pics on the site!


Posted by: texcat at December 07, 2017 03:21 AM (wf3RQ)

766 What book might this be?


*****


Check Amazon for "To Save Us All From Ruin" a light-hearted novelization of my dad's WWII diary covering the Anzio beachhead, artillery counterbattery operations, hamsters...



...and pie.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:21 AM (wPiJc)

767 Heh. Video won't play here at the rig; internet is speed limited. I think Alberta is the only rat-free Province, and they are deadly serious about keeping it that way. Grain, you know.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:17 AM (IcdaU)

--The link is only their classic jingle, probably the most famous in Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg Goldeyes had a player named Poulin and when he went up to bat the jingle would play over the PA.

The second link tells the story of Poulin's founder.

it's pretty cool.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:22 AM (GsAUU)

768 We never established the rule when two people come up with a zinger independently and a few minutes apart.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2017 03:22 AM (rnAwa)

769 Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 03:15 AM (fuK7c)

I can give you a list of topics for later slow thread activation:

-Wine drinking habits of tank crews
-Why Russians travelled in threes (not KGB)
-development of palinka for use by cosmonauts
-why minefields on the Hungarian/Austrian border had an unusual pattern
-how many Hungarians flew fighter missions in Vietnam, and how many radar sites in Vietnam were Hungarian manned
-What the Russians took when they left, and what they left

etc, or in Hungarian stb.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 07, 2017 03:23 AM (zCyNd)

770 Oh I forgot about that, Muldoon. You were giving us "on this day"s from your Dad's diary.

Kudos for making it a book.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 03:23 AM (fuK7c)

771 I shall look forward to that, Miklos.

Beds for real now. Tchuess.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 07, 2017 03:25 AM (fuK7c)

772 Most excellent ONT, Mis Hum. A few comments as I go down the post:

The John Doe shit in WI -- I included this one on my list of 'the process IS the punishment' as Mark Steyn is fond of saying. Tom Delay ( JJ's contribution), the Tea Party, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich Sen. Stevens of Alaska, Sarah Palin as gubner, and of course the latest and greatest -- the Mueller Witch Hunt.

Beer delivery? I could envision using that service. The last time I had food delivery can be measured in decades though.

Zombie apocalypse? It's shorthand for TEOTWAWKI. Sure, they throw in some gore, but it is about a different kind of ravening horde. People fleeing the cities when society breaks down.

Finally, UBI. Yes, I think one day it will be necessary. That day is not now, or even soon. But we also still have an entire galaxy to explore and settle, so we ain't running out of tasks any time soon.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 07, 2017 03:25 AM (0ogQG)

773 You were giving us "on this day"s from your Dad's diary.

Kudos for making it a book.


*****


I like to think my dad would have enjoyed the book. A couple of my brothers really liked it. Another couple of them, not so much. Got offended for reasons they have never shared with me. Eff em.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:25 AM (wPiJc)

774 The second link tells the story of Poulin's founder.

it's pretty cool.
Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:22 AM (GsAUU)

I read that. Never knew that the Poulin company was responsible for Alberta achieving rat-free status. I wonder why they cannot similarly be eradicated from Saskatchewan and Manitoba?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:26 AM (IcdaU)

775 My dad never knew pie could be cut into more than four pieces.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:27 AM (wPiJc)

776 765 Poulin:

http://www.poulins.ca/about-us
Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:14 AM (GsAUU)

That was worth the read along with the genius marketing of the mound of dead rat-pics on the site!


Posted by: texcat at December 07, 2017 03:21 AM (wf3RQ)

--When I had my house there I had a problem with hornets in the basement starting to build a nest, and the occasional centipede.

I went to Poulin's, and I thought I would need some complicated, exotic solution, but they just sold me a ~12 bottle of powder and told me to spread it around entryways while steering clear of the fuckers.

A couple of days later, it was a Gettysburg of hornets around the floor.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:27 AM (GsAUU)

777 Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:18 AM (wPiJc)


Which Defense Minister was it? One (from the 90s) swears that he saw all the Warsaw Pact evidence of UFOs. He says they are here.

If it was that guy, must have been an interesting lunch.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 07, 2017 03:27 AM (zCyNd)

778 Which Defense Minister was it?


******

I have no earthly idea. Some dude at the front of the room at the head table.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:29 AM (wPiJc)

779 I read that. Never knew that the Poulin company was responsible for Alberta achieving rat-free status. I wonder why they cannot similarly be eradicated from Saskatchewan and Manitoba?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:26 AM (IcdaU)

--My only educated guess is more points of entry from the USA bringing the rodents in.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:30 AM (GsAUU)

780 My dad never knew pie could be cut into more than four pieces. Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:27 AM (wPiJc)

He has never been to Russian Hell.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 07, 2017 03:31 AM (rnAwa)

781 Okay here's my Slav joke.

An ex-colleague went to a conference in Finland and met a Russian veteran there.

He said: "In Russia, there are no ugly women --only not enough vodka!"

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:32 AM (GsAUU)

782 My dad never knew pie could be cut into more than four pieces.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:27 AM (wPiJc)

A man's gotta know his appetations.

Posted by: Clint Molnar at December 07, 2017 03:32 AM (zCyNd)

783 >> Oh, BONUS: She was a nurse

Oh my.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 03:33 AM (8O3HH)

784 Off to snooze. Teh Horde what ain't yet heard it must wait to learn of my first range-day with my - fingers crossed, inshallah, may it please Tengri - future father-in-law, and his reaction to my firing a CZ 52 on the same range where he used a 1911 A1. Also must these same wait to learn how he learned to love this most.perfect handgun round.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 03:34 AM (fA1SL)

785 783 >> Oh, BONUS: She was a nurse

Oh my.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 03:33 AM (8O3HH)

--Well, it was in Canada, so only about 70% the Oh my of a nurse in America.

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:34 AM (GsAUU)

786 Here in Alberta, we have no rat problem. Alberta is officially rat-free, and there is a rat patrol to make certain of that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:03 AM (IcdaU)


#VerminLivesMatter

Posted by: Master Splinter at December 07, 2017 03:36 AM (itfg0)

787 784 Off to snooze. Teh Horde what ain't yet heard it must wait to learn of my first range-day with my - fingers crossed, inshallah, may it please Tengri - future father-in-law, and his reaction to my firing a CZ 52 on the same range where he used a 1911 A1. Also must these same wait to learn how he learned to love this most.perfect handgun round.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 07, 2017 03:34 AM (fA1SL)

--You'll knock 'em dead!

Shadilay and good night!

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:36 AM (GsAUU)

788 I married an American nurse.


Oh my, indeed!!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:36 AM (wPiJc)

789 #VerminLivesMatter
Posted by: Master Splinter at December 07, 2017 03:36 AM (itfg0)

--Henry Waxman, official spokesrodent

Posted by: logprof at December 07, 2017 03:37 AM (GsAUU)

790 The former Hungarian defense Minister and UFO guy is Gyorgy Keleti, in office from July '94 to July '98.

Forgot his name, was always good for a quote or some good copy.


Posted by: Miklos Molnar, not from DDR at December 07, 2017 03:38 AM (zCyNd)

791 Thanks to all, again for the great content!

Thoroughly enjoyed the Bandersnatch, Molnar dialogue!



Posted by: texcat at December 07, 2017 03:38 AM (wf3RQ)

792 Once of our docs got a splinter in his butt from the toilet seat


Ha! The People's Socialist Wooden Toilet Seats!

One learns to be careful at an early age. Was secret of socialist success!

Tell the kids that today, they won't believe ya.

Posted by: Miklos Bacsi at December 07, 2017 03:42 AM (zCyNd)

793 >> so only about 70% the Oh my of a nurse in
>> America

Unfortunately, all the nurses I know and deal with are all married. My doc seems to have a thing about pretty nurses (don't know how he gets away with it this day and time), but they're all taken.

They're a lot of fun, and will cut up and carry on -- they know I'm harmless, somehow. I mean, I'm one of the biggest deviated perverts what's gonna answer to the Coca Cola Co, but yet they know I'm totally harmless.

I'm just all bark and no bite, I guess.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 03:43 AM (8O3HH)

794 All right. Sleep beckons. Road trip for work in the a.m. few short hours away.

Salutations sundry and all.

Endeavor to persevere.




Mmmmmm. Pie!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 07, 2017 03:45 AM (wPiJc)

795 Thanks to all, again for the great content!

Thoroughly enjoyed the Bandersnatch, Molnar dialogue!



Posted by: texcat at December 07, 2017 03:38 AM (wf3RQ)

Indeed, it has been an interesting ONT. I was on the point of saying to the directional driller that it's going to be a long night for me, seeing as I was up at the crack of ten this morning, and have to be on tour until six A.M., and then I looked at the time, and it is nearly 0200. So I am nearly 8 hours into my 12 hour tour. Looks like I can do it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:45 AM (IcdaU)

796 I'm just all bark and no bite, I guess.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 03:43 AM (8O3HH)

Don't put yourself down! Why, that post alone was hundreds, maybe thousands of bytes!

P.S Are you hiring?

Posted by: Sen. Stuart Smalley at December 07, 2017 03:47 AM (zCyNd)

797 I gotta put away some Christmas lights and dangle from some neck traction. Not necessarily in that order.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 07, 2017 03:48 AM (Ckg4U)

798 Good evening, prayers, and peace, Sir Slapper of Weasels.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 07, 2017 03:50 AM (zCyNd)

799 Ha! The People's Socialist Wooden Toilet Seats!

One learns to be careful at an early age. Was secret of socialist success!

Tell the kids that today, they won't believe ya.
Posted by: Miklos Bacsi at December 07, 2017 03:42 AM (zCyNd)

Nowadays, you pay extra for a nice oaken toilet seat. Most of them are plastic, or mdf board coated with melamine. Actually, one of the finest toilet seats I ever came to appreciate was one in the outhouse at a fishing camp in Ontario where I spent several winter months, and it was -40 nearly every day. They had placed an inch-thick layer of that soft, pebbly sort of styrofoam on the seat, and as soon as one's bare ass touched it, it reflected the warmth right back, and was toasty warm.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:51 AM (IcdaU)

800 So when you have a pimple to pop, leave the woodworking equipment alone.


That's so clever, he better be careful that his foot doesn't fall off.

Posted by: Shep Smith at December 07, 2017 03:56 AM (CRLBR)

801 >> P.S Are you hiring?

Well, Sen., if you were a little hottie Czech or Hungarian "actress", rocking the Naughty Nurse or Sexy Librarian "role", we'd be in business. Big Time. But you're not.

You're not good enough, you're not smart enough, and doggone it, people don't like you.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 03:56 AM (8O3HH)

802 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:51 AM (IcdaU)

There is a living force in all things. May I share this touching story with those who inquire into the nature of such transcendent experiences?

Posted by: The Dalai Lama at December 07, 2017 03:56 AM (zCyNd)

803 There is a living force in all things. May I share this touching story with those who inquire into the nature of such transcendent experiences?
Posted by: The Dalai Lama at December 07, 2017 03:56 AM (zCyNd)

Hello Dalai, you're lookin' swell, Dalai! But of course, Dalai!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:58 AM (IcdaU)

804 You're not good enough, you're not smart enough, and doggone it, people don't like you.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 03:56 AM (8O3HH)

You're right! Maybe a new sweater.

Posted by: Sen. Stuart Smalley at December 07, 2017 03:59 AM (zCyNd)

805
Speaking of infections, my father nearly lost his hand one time back in the late '80s. He was working on something, replacing a bearing in a grain dryer, that had a lot of nasty crud on it. Rotten grain residue.

He got a little puncture wound in the heel of his hand. Nothing, he thought, happens all the time. Well, that sucker got infected. He did it on a Friday, and by Sunday, that sucker was hurting like hell.

He waited to go to the doctor until Monday morning. When he got to the office, his doc looked it at, called the hospital and told them to prepare for emergency surgery.

My father said what the hell, and the doc told him you're about to lose your hand, and I'm taking you to the hospital right now. No, no time to go home and do anything, we've got to go right now.

He was within hours of losing that hand. They had to go in there and clean out the infection.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:03 AM (8O3HH)

806 Hello Dalai, you're lookin' swell, Dalai! But of course, Dalai!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:58 AM (IcdaU)

Many felicities upon yourself and your trumpet, O Armstrong of the Northlands.


I would warn you, that His Enlightened Holiness is only relatively immune to flattery. Therefore, on your deathbed, you shall receive total consciousness.

Posted by: Carl Spackler, for His Holiness at December 07, 2017 04:04 AM (zCyNd)

807 You're not good enough, you're not smart enough, and doggone it, people don't like you.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 03:56 AM (8O3HH)

publius, if your hash, 8O3HH, were a chemical formula, it would probably be called Hozone.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 04:05 AM (IcdaU)

808 Germany continues to be a mess. Pilots refuse to transport deported aliens.


I wonder what persuasion they are. We've made bad decisions wrt whom to train as pilots in the past. Or maybe the pilots are afraid of the cargo.

Posted by: Stepford Republican at December 07, 2017 04:07 AM (CRLBR)

809 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:03 AM (8O3HH)

So, a burr in the hand is worth....

Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at December 07, 2017 04:07 AM (zCyNd)

810 Night all.

Here is "Sheep Dip" by Lawnmower Deth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X38WZ8UFOyg

Posted by: The Gendered Hat at December 07, 2017 04:08 AM (itfg0)

811 Germany continues to be a mess. Pilots refuse to transport deported aliens.


There was that one pilot from GermanWings who crashed the plane on purpose.


Need the right man for the job...

Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at December 07, 2017 04:10 AM (zCyNd)

812 publius, if your hash, 8O3HH, were a chemical formula, it would probably be called Hozone.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 04:05 AM (IcdaU)


Hozone (from the Urban Dictionary) The phenomenon of morally-dubious females gathering around a man who is flashing large amounts of cash in a club

Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at December 07, 2017 04:12 AM (zCyNd)

813 Germany continues to be a mess. Pilots refuse to transport deported aliens.


There was that one pilot from GermanWings who crashed the plane on purpose.


Need the right man for the job...
Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at December 07, 2017 04:10 AM (zCyNd)

Germany has experience with building pilotless aircraft, and using them to transport payloads to other countries. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 04:14 AM (IcdaU)

814 >>who is flashing large amounts of cash

Uh oh. That's going to be a problem.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:15 AM (8O3HH)

815 How many angelic refugees could "dance" on the head of a "pin" designed according to von Braun?

Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at December 07, 2017 04:17 AM (zCyNd)

816 I'm out. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 07, 2017 04:20 AM (vbvxt)

817 Uh oh. That's going to be a problem.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:15 AM (8O3HH)

BTW, somebody linked to the NY Post earlier. In the sidebar was the sad news that one of those model/actresses that your friend follows has died at a tragically young age of 23.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 04:20 AM (IcdaU)

818 >> n the sidebar was the sad news that one of those model/actresses that your friend follows has died

------------

Oh no, I didn't see it, and don't see it in the sidebar.... who, how?

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:25 AM (8O3HH)

819 who is flashing large amounts of cash

Uh oh. That's going to be a problem.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:15 AM (8O3HH)

Got a color printer? Tell 'em its Romanian lei (geddit) or some such. If your appearance is appropriate, say it's Saudi oil bucks, plenty more where that came from. You are now in charge of your bad uncle's money, since he's under arrest back home in Saudi. Tell them to google it, instant credibility. Also tell the chicks they don't have to address you as Merciful Prince and Defender of the Crown, that's how the old folks do it. Read carefully-No spendy, flashy.

Posted by: Mornin' Miklos Mideastern marketing at December 07, 2017 04:25 AM (zCyNd)

820 Remember Pearl harbor.
Not sure if I am going to make it to work today, I am sure I had a low grade fever last night but don't think so now. And haven't worked outside all year but am today.

Posted by: Skip at December 07, 2017 04:26 AM (aC6Sd)

821 There was that one pilot from GermanWings who crashed the plane on purpose.

Need the right man for the job...
Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at December 07, 2017 04:10 AM (zCyNd)



Yup Andreas Lubitz. The mentally ill flying the mentally ill. Sounds appropriate.

Posted by: Stepford Republican at December 07, 2017 04:28 AM (CRLBR)

822 Oh no, I didn't see it, and don't see it in the sidebar.... who, how?
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:25 AM (8O3HH)

August Ames, how I don't know. I think she was Canadian.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 04:29 AM (IcdaU)

823 n the sidebar was the sad news that one of those model/actresses that your friend follows has died

--------------------------

Found it. August Ames. Damn. They *think* it was suicide. What happened? She warned another gal who was about to shoot with some dude who did gay shit. And that prompted the SJW brigade to call her a homophobe.

She apparently killed herself over that backlash against her.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:30 AM (8O3HH)

824 She apparently killed herself over that backlash against her.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:30 AM (8O3HH)

Bullied to death by the Lavender Mafia, more like it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 04:33 AM (IcdaU)

825 I'm late to the 'how to feed a sick dog' query.

My Mom told me a story from before I was born that she once kept a sick puppy alive with scrambled raw egg and milk.

The dog I had as a pal when I was a kid got a regular after Church Sunday treat, while we were eating breakfast, of scrambled raw egg and milk, with a touch of vanilla. She'd lap that up, always finishing with a look that said, 'Is that all there is? More, please.' Well, except for the 'please' part.

You might try soft scrambled eggs, too. Maybe with some chopped up cooked beef or something.

Posted by: RickZ at December 07, 2017 04:34 AM (tbr8L)

826 August Ames, how I don't know. I think she was Canadian.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 04:29 AM (IcdaU)


Pretty sure she was Canadian. A babe, or so I've heard. From a friend.

She warned a friend not to have sex with a gay dude? Damn good advice. The SJW types can have that notch on their bedposts. Another reason to hate them.

Posted by: Acme Office Sex Dungeon Outfitters at December 07, 2017 04:35 AM (ajiE5)

827
Just what the hell is it with Drudge? It's 50 acres on fire. Of brush. That's possibly .0000000001% of the land area of Los Angeles.

Posted by: Acme Office Sex Dungeon Outfitters at December 07, 2017 04:38 AM (ajiE5)

828 SyFy weirdness; they have a new show called Happy! Its weird. I like it though. Its got to be based on some adult comic, I presume?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 07, 2017 04:38 AM (eLdT9)

829
Reading more about her. She was booked to do a shoot (ie fuck) with some dude "actor". She found out, on her own, that he did/does gay shit, and thus cancelled. They got some other "actress" to replace her, and she warned that gal on Twitter.

Her complaint was they weren't telling her all the details, like he did gay shit, and she was pissed about that.

And that prompted the Lavender mafia to do a Twitter flood against her.

ANd yes, fscking some dude who has had gay sex is a very dangerous thing to do. And that brands her a hater.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:39 AM (8O3HH)

830 802 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 03:51 AM (IcdaU)

There is a living force in all things. May I share this touching story with those who inquire into the nature of such transcendent experiences?
Posted by: The Dalai Lama at December 07, 2017 03:56 AM (zCyNd)


Hey Dalai, uh, am I still gonna know peace when I die? There's no expiration on that, right?

Posted by: Carl the Groundskeeper at December 07, 2017 04:40 AM (+azJs)

831
ANd yes, fscking some dude who has had gay sex is a very dangerous thing to do. And that brands her a hater.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:39 AM (8O3HH)

One hopes she had a father, or a brother, or boyfriend who is prepared to go rogue.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 04:41 AM (IcdaU)

832 The Wisconsin John Doe #1 and #2 story is on Legal Insurrection, how is it different than the Russian collusion scam?

Posted by: Skip at December 07, 2017 04:42 AM (aC6Sd)

833 ANd yes, fscking some dude who has had gay sex is a very dangerous thing to do. And that brands her a hater.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:39 AM (8O3HH)


As someone said - to paraphrase - acceptance is no longer enough, participation is required.

Posted by: Acme Office Sex Dungeon Outfitters at December 07, 2017 04:44 AM (ajiE5)

834 Hey Dalai, uh, am I still gonna know peace when I die? There's no expiration on that, right?

Posted by: Carl the Groundskeeper at December 07, 2017 04:40 AM (+azJs)

Yes, my son if you turn away from your plans to kill all the gophers, or golfers (my English is not perfect, although everything else is).

Yes, you still have that going for you.

Posted by: The Dalai Lama at December 07, 2017 04:45 AM (zCyNd)

835 Funny thing is her real name sounds more like a porn stage name than her porn stage name.

And yeah, if the shoot involves swapping body fluids sans condom she has a right to know where the guy has been.

Posted by: Ace's liver at December 07, 2017 04:46 AM (+azJs)

836
Condom or not condom, it's her right to choose who she fucks for whatever reason. And an absolute right to know where the dude has been.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 04:49 AM (8O3HH)

837 Re: Porn star

It's your global warming rules, (D)s:

When the woman who makes her living having sex with hundreds of people who have had sex with hundreds of people says that it's dangerous to have sex with one gay dude, then it's dangerous.

She's the (literal) f*cking expert on the matter.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at December 07, 2017 04:58 AM (pgpCN)

838
Late 1960's - Our Bodies, Ourselves
2017 - Not Your Body, Bitch; Give It Up To the Gay Dude

Posted by: Acme Office Sex Dungeon Outfitters at December 07, 2017 05:00 AM (ajiE5)

839 Looked her up, very pretty woman, oh well you know being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry

Posted by: Skip at December 07, 2017 05:01 AM (aC6Sd)

840 Wow, she was a very attractive young lady.

Shame she didn't have the right to choose.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at December 07, 2017 05:03 AM (pgpCN)

841 I think when coffee is done just going to put it aside and not have any right now

Posted by: Skip at December 07, 2017 05:03 AM (aC6Sd)

842 My self esteem is damaged.

Posted by: Coffee at December 07, 2017 05:07 AM (zCyNd)

843
Oh, it's a fact, and hell the CDC and medical authority confirms it -- gay sex, specifically the gay butt stuff is what spreads AIDS and other STDs like wildfire.

But that is very politically incorrect to mention, so the media doesn't like to talk about it.

Gay dudes going around, both pitching and catching and being very promiscuous spreads disease like wildfire. So the odds of catching something from one of that population is much higher.

And that's what she (and all of them) know.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 05:09 AM (8O3HH)

844 Shame she didn't have the right to choose.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at December 07, 2017 05:03 AM (pgpCN)

Seems she didn't have the moral courage to stand up to the bullies, but then I think too many of the women who get into that racket are pretty fragile, emotionally.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 05:09 AM (IcdaU)

845
They never give the name of the gay actor. I wonder if it was the 'James Deen' porn guy. He's trouble. Abusive to women.

Posted by: Acme Office Sex Dungeon Outfitters at December 07, 2017 05:10 AM (ajiE5)

846 >> are pretty fragile, emotionally.

Yep. They said she was depressive. What it likely was all the Twitter bullying made her thing she was going to be a pariah and he career was over, and she'd be branded some homophobe H8R and spiralled into a suicidal state.

She was probably alone -- hell, if someone had just been with her. But I don't know the circumstances.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 05:13 AM (8O3HH)

847
She was probably alone -- hell, if someone had just been with her. But I don't know the circumstances.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 05:13 AM (8O3HH)


I read she was married.

"She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me," her husband, director Kevin Moore, told industry trade magazine Adult Video News (AVN), which first reported news of her death. "Please leave this as a private family matter in this difficult time."

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/porn-star-august-
ames-dead-23-article-1.3681554

Posted by: Acme Office Sex Dungeon Outfitters at December 07, 2017 05:16 AM (ajiE5)

848 Gay dudes going around, both pitching and catching and being very promiscuous spreads disease like wildfire. So the odds of catching something from one of that population is much higher.

And that's what she (and all of them) know.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 07, 2017 05:09 AM (8O3HH)

---

That's what's so infuriating about all of this nonsense. Cases of HIV/AIDS can be reduced to nothing in the next generation BUT it has to be treated like the disease it is and not the Social Badge of Courage that it's become.

IIRC deaths from AIDS (and HIV "injuries" if you compare non-fatal shootings to new HIV infections) and guns are nearly identical every year, but one is noble and wonderful and the other is literally Hitler.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at December 07, 2017 05:17 AM (pgpCN)

849 Seems she didn't have the moral courage to stand up to the bullies, but then I think too many of the women who get into that racket are pretty fragile, emotionally.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 07, 2017 05:09 AM (IcdaU)

---

This is where I want normal people to push back with their own argument, though.

Woman's right to choose = woman's f*cking right to choose.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at December 07, 2017 05:19 AM (pgpCN)

850
I remember another young porn babe who killed herself after getting in an auto accident. She had a broken nose and thought she was now ugly and would never work in porn again.

The life expectancy of folks in that sordid business is about two decades shorter than normal.

Posted by: Acme Office Sex Dungeon Outfitters at December 07, 2017 05:26 AM (ajiE5)

851 Per the CDC:

Gun deaths - 11,000

AIDS deaths - 7,000

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at December 07, 2017 05:30 AM (pgpCN)

852
Her last tweet: ''fuck y'all''
https://twitter.com/AugustAmesxxx

Nice pic of her there of ? questionable SFW status

Posted by: Acme Office Sex Dungeon Outfitters at December 07, 2017 05:38 AM (ajiE5)

853 Great content!

I want that bottle in the last picture.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 07, 2017 05:40 AM (hyuyC)

854 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 07, 2017 05:41 AM (hyuyC)

855 Mornin'

So are you planning on moving?

-Yes

What are the reasons behind your move?

-These two for starters:

1) Climate?
2) Taxes & Regulations?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 07, 2017 05:45 AM (ul9CR)

856 Googles wants me to "Skydive with Santa and boogie with elves"

"Boogie With Elves" would make a great song title. Dibs.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 07, 2017 05:47 AM (ul9CR)

857 PJ o Rourke have paper asshole

Posted by: Yor, the Hunter from the Future at December 07, 2017 05:50 AM (Jj+59)

858 856 Googles wants me to "Skydive with Santa and boogie with elves"

---

In reality, Google wants to measure, documnent, and sell the data regarding the amount of time you participate in each individual activity and document the colors you demonstrate a preference for.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at December 07, 2017 05:50 AM (pgpCN)

859 Family stirring. Have fun, Horde.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Getting the Banned Back Together at December 07, 2017 05:51 AM (pgpCN)

860 Anywhere you move to, even in Deep Red States, has infestations of the Left. They are everywhere, in government, in unaccountable coordination outfits (NGOs for Government), in media,and especially in schools.

A town below 50,000 has a chance, but local politics is where the action is. Above 50,000 there is a lot of "Federal help" that comes with problems.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 07, 2017 05:59 AM (hyuyC)

861 Well I'm moving from a purple area in deep blue NY to a purple area in purple Colorado. At least I'm bringing my red vote somewhere it might actually matter.

It's an upgrade. Plus way lower taxes.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 07, 2017 06:16 AM (ul9CR)

862 Feel like I have been hit by a truck, but Big grope Al going to pack it up today?

Posted by: Skip at December 07, 2017 06:18 AM (aC6Sd)

863 As the Ames tradgedy shows, you might not care about the gay magia but the gay mafia cares about you.

She was already a fragile person and probably saw this as the end of her career

Shame.

Very pretty and young.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 07, 2017 06:23 AM (i6gZM)

864 From what I'm seeing this morning, Frankengroper may not be stepping down. Hey, it took a lot of work to steal that seat. He doesn't want to give it up.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 07, 2017 06:25 AM (ul9CR)

865

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 07, 2017 06:27 AM (mPeei)

866 865 Hillary Clinton

Ah, the really scary one has arrived. A great Old One from the outer cosmos.

Everyone make a saving throw for sanity.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 07, 2017 06:28 AM (hyuyC)

867 Mornin horde

Posted by: wing at December 07, 2017 06:28 AM (RSMz4)

868 >>From what I'm seeing this morning, Frankengroper may not be stepping
down. Hey, it took a lot of work to steal that seat. He doesn't want to
give it up.




Apparently Franken has his "right as an entertainer" to jam his tongue down a staffer's throat, so why would he resign?

Seriously, he said that to a staffer who resisted his sloppy, wet kiss.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 07, 2017 06:29 AM (W+vEI)

869 >>Woman's right to choose = woman's f*cking right to choose.

You've seen the videos by that trans guy who says he's a girl claiming that it's out of bounds that other men don't want to date a trans like him. Yes, how dare you reject my penis, straight boy?!?


We're at the point where "every choice is valid" is morphing into "you must partake in every available choice."

Tolerance --> Participation.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 07, 2017 06:35 AM (W+vEI)

870
As the Ames tradgedy shows, you might not care about the gay magia but the gay mafia cares about you.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 07, 2017 06:23 AM (i6gZM)


Cares about you? Not in the least. They want, in fact now INSIST, that everyone participates in the same suicidal behavior that will put them in an early grave.

That's how you 'normalize' abhorrent behavior. Which is the goal.

Does the wife or even her husband get any say in a matter which could destroy his or her health or life? No. You must comply.

Fvcking freaks.

Posted by: Acme Office Sex Dungeon Outfitters at December 07, 2017 06:35 AM (ajiE5)

871 Just looked outside and there is a dusting of snow on the patio and driveway.

Posted by: Bruce at December 07, 2017 06:45 AM (8ikIW)

872 I was talking about Scott Joplin's song 'The Entertainer.' To say otherwise is racist.

Posted by: Al Franken at December 07, 2017 06:47 AM (bc2Lc)

873 I was talking about Scott Joplin's song 'The Entertainer.' To say otherwise is racist.
Posted by: Al Franken

Oh, I thought you meant the Billy Joel song



I am the entertainer
Been all around the world
I've played all kinds of palaces
And laid all kinds of girls
I can't remember faces
I don't remember names
Ah, but what the hell
You know it's just as well
Cause after a while and a thousand miles
It all becomes the same

Posted by: Bruce at December 07, 2017 06:50 AM (8ikIW)

874 Just looked outside and there is a dusting of snow on the patio and driveway.
Posted by: Bruc

Are you in Texas? I flew in from Raleigh last night and had an early am call - there was snow. I'm sure the sun will burn it off quick. But, Texas.

Posted by: Jean at December 07, 2017 06:54 AM (yM/Yl)

875 Are you in Texas? I flew in from Raleigh last night and had an early am call - there was snow. I'm sure the sun will burn it off quick. But, Texas.
Posted by: Jean

Northern Illinois. We had 60 degree temps last week. The cold came and I guess some surfaces are now cold enough to hold it. Winter is here

Posted by: Bruce at December 07, 2017 06:56 AM (8ikIW)

876 JJ is awake and NOOD!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 07, 2017 06:57 AM (8ikIW)

877 I wasn't planning on moving, until I read this thread. Now, I think I'm going to Everett, WA. For the coffee.

Posted by: George LeS at December 07, 2017 08:20 AM (+TcCF)

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