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Delicate Snowflakes: Please Don't Call Us "Snowflakes." It Damages Our Mental Health.

You're kidding me, right?

Being called a "snowflake" is damaging to mental health, young people say. Figures show that the majority of young people think the term is unfair - and even more think it could have a negative effect of its own.

The "snowflake generation" is a disparaging term now commonly used to refer to young people, who are perceived to be over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement.

But research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 per cent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied, while 74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people's mental health.

The figures also show that young people are more likely to have experienced stress, anxiety and depression in the last year.

Almost half of adults between 16 and 24 said they had experienced stress or anxiety, compared to just over a third of all UK adults.

Young adults were also more likely to be uncomfortable talking about a mental health problem, with one in three saying this compared to 27 per cent of all adults.

13 per cent also said they were experiencing a problem but had not sought help, compared to seven per cent of all adults.

How about "Generation Sissy"? How's that grab you, neurotic histrionic headcase pussies?

By the way, it's obviously not just young people. Progressives tend to imitate the young -- you know, the young are famously wise and sound in judgment -- and older progressives, who were already neurotic and mentally unbalanced, are now parading around their mental problems instead of trying to conceal them.

For example: this woman may not be "old" exactly, but she is too old to pretend to be young:



Even worse is the definitely old lily-white mayor of New Brighton, MN, who does her best impersonation of a neurotic tween girl with raging and sudden hormonal surges when her claim that all white people have "white privilege" is challenged.


Small Dead Animals notes the Social Justice Warrior playbook, beginning with random accusations and ending with neurotic and hyperemotional performative outrage. And points out that this lunatic mayor, Val Johnson, executes that playbook perfectly.

From Instapundit. I don't want to oversell it but it is a must-read and must-watch.

Open thread. Be young at heart, not young at brain and emotional self-control. I think that's what I'm trying to say.

Posted by: Ace at 07:39 PM




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1 I'm melting!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 05, 2017 07:38 PM (gC2IV)

2 Oh, what a world!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 05, 2017 07:38 PM (gC2IV)

3 Is "He /She /It Who has Sand in the Vagina" an acceptable substitute for Snowflake?

Posted by: Gunslinger at December 05, 2017 07:39 PM (R2gO3)

4 Corgis called.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 05, 2017 07:39 PM (gC2IV)

5 The New Brighton mayor isn't a serious person. She's an idiot.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at December 05, 2017 07:40 PM (XlbwU)

6 I'm here

Posted by: Top Ten at December 05, 2017 07:40 PM (EzdLW)

7 wow, nice backlash, you ultra super extreme rightwingers

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 07:41 PM (TlvUt)

8 I call them, in no certain order...

cucks
assholes
asswipes
dicks
cunts
morons
imbeciles
snowflakes

Posted by: Shep Smith at December 05, 2017 07:41 PM (SapVv)

9 Jeff Flake feelz same same.

Posted by: Yor, the Hunter from the Future at December 05, 2017 07:41 PM (Jj+59)

10 it sucks, I think islamaphobe is a compliment. But I enjoy not being beheaded so I can't say it outloud. You could say I'm islamaphobic.

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 07:42 PM (TlvUt)

11 Val's a rockstar now.

Posted by: Top Ten at December 05, 2017 07:42 PM (EzdLW)

12 Jukin: "Mind if I call you special snowflake?"

Special Snowflake: "My name is Caitlin."

Jukin; " OK, special snowflake."

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2017 07:42 PM (3BFzK)

13 Feeling better today, Ace? The content is a rollin'.

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 05, 2017 07:42 PM (2WfB0)

14 It's so odd how cucks who be all like "america is a nation of ...oh I don't know, that whole village of Juarez Mexico we'll give amnesty next week to" really never struck me as ones to be all that celebratory towards america...just as bitches who scream about patriarchy and misgendering are fleshy bloblets of cat urine.;

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 07:43 PM (TlvUt)

15 Well, instead of snowflakes we could just call them pussies.

Posted by: Aviator at December 05, 2017 07:43 PM (2cuLk)

16 All, and I mean all, of this bullshit is because we had to raise everybody's self esteem in the 90s. The participation trophy was the immediate result of that. The special snowflake is the long term result.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2017 07:44 PM (3BFzK)

17 Ace, check out the Village Voice report on Matt Lauers 2008 roast. They all knew about Lauer.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at December 05, 2017 07:44 PM (XlbwU)

18 Well, it's either snowflake or candy ass fucktarded excuse for a human being. Snowflake is shorter, but a bit less satisfying.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 05, 2017 07:44 PM (tMFgx)

19 All, and I mean all, of this bullshit is because we had to raise everybody's self esteem in the 90s. The participation trophy was the immediate result of that. The special snowflake is the long term result.

+++++++++++

I don't know. Is this self-esteem or millions and millions of govt funded leftism inculucations throughout education?

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 07:44 PM (TlvUt)

20 Only 1:20 into it and the girl rebutting her is Italian. When did they become white?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 07:46 PM (fuK7c)

21 "The 'snowflake generation' is a disparaging term..."

Why yes. Yes it is. Is anyone at all denying that? And that's the very point. We mean to insult them as outlandishly as possible without using profanity.

That they're triggered by it is 100% validation that they've earned the term. At this point we need to start distributing scarlet letter "S"s to them so everyone knows who to avoid in advance.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 05, 2017 07:46 PM (H8S+R)

22 New nightmare that Pooky is having: He's deployed, knows that the AF is getting rid of him as soon as he comes back home, wakes up in the psych ward not knowing what his, mine or Pookette's names are. Getting him to calm down after that one is hard.



So, tell me about the trauma of your Starbucks order being done wrong, snowflakes!

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 05, 2017 07:46 PM (5ruQG)

23 She was only upset because her premise wasn't being accepted. Kudos to that lady who wouldn't accept the premise and I thought it really funny how the guys just sat there in silence.

Posted by: Flmomof4 at December 05, 2017 07:46 PM (bEXWJ)

24 Local radio station played that mayor audio.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 07:46 PM (IqV8l)

25 to the snowflakes, sincerely - suck it up, buttercup

don't like it? go kick rocks, maybe you'll learn to grow a pair. or keep trying to sweep away your tears in the rain of reality

Posted by: Bored383 at December 05, 2017 07:47 PM (70HTk)

26 Generation Tippy Cup....

one day they'll be adults, probably by about 2045.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 07:47 PM (SzZnW)

27 "74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people's mental health."

Thank you, 74%, for proving the term apt.

Posted by: JPS at December 05, 2017 07:47 PM (aCtGR)

28 Ok wrong thread

Posted by: Flmomof4 at December 05, 2017 07:47 PM (bEXWJ)

29 And the guys just sit there.... and let the Mayor vent???

WTF?

Whipped....

Posted by: Don Q. at December 05, 2017 07:47 PM (NgKpN)

30 Val Johnson.

Yer face looks like twenty pounds a chewed bubble gum.

Disgusting fatbody.



I'm trying to help.


Basically, she feels she can't hold her head up in progressive circles because nobody has arranged yet to flood her town with Somalis and MS-13 gang members. The thought of the ruin the third world savages will bring on her townspeople does not make her shake, though, for some reason. Only the thwarting of her childish virtue-shaming horseshit gets her blubber oscillating.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 05, 2017 07:48 PM (id1J9)

31 >>>13 Feeling better today, Ace? The content is a rollin'.


thanks for asking. But no, I'm tired like I have mono. (Note, I do not have mono, and am also exaggerating, because I like whining about minor health bothers.)

Posted by: A Dumpster Fire Caused by the Explosion of a Bus Filled with Clowns at December 05, 2017 07:48 PM (8rNrN)

32 Incidentally, I know some pretty badass early-20s types. Many from the military but by no means all. I think the high-visibility crybullies are really giving a lot of their peers a bad rap.

Posted by: JPS at December 05, 2017 07:48 PM (aCtGR)

33 jeffflake, snowflake...tomato, tomahto

Posted by: LASue at December 05, 2017 07:48 PM (Mjus2)

34 But research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 per cent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied, while 74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people's mental health.


Like I give a shit about their mental health.


Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2017 07:48 PM (vVRlw)

35 see the first ever flaming skull in the sidebar.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 07:48 PM (8rNrN)

36 21 "The 'snowflake generation' is a disparaging term..."

Why yes. Yes it is. Is anyone at all denying that? And that's the very point. We mean to insult them as outlandishly as possible without using profanity.

That they're triggered by it is 100% validation that they've earned the term. At this point we need to start distributing scarlet letter "S"s to them so everyone knows who to avoid in advance.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 05, 2017 07:46 PM (H8S+R)

More.... there is freedom of Speech... they do not get to control what we call them...

Just like the stupid He / She/ Shit thing... (and yes, that's what I call anyone who does not want to be called he or she....).

There is no RIGHT not to be offended...

Posted by: Don Q. at December 05, 2017 07:49 PM (NgKpN)

37 Is there any generation that one should be proud to be a part of these days? From the Boomers on, if you just go by the stereotypes of the generations, they all seem fairly loathsome.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 07:49 PM (pvjTE)

38 OMG, mayor's last words in the video are "I'm passionate about hearing all sides".

I am all out of evens.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 07:49 PM (fuK7c)

39 Ok was right thread

Posted by: Flmomof4 at December 05, 2017 07:49 PM (bEXWJ)

40 as I said in a post at Insty's last night "Dear Prudence, I never thought it'd happen to me-I overslept and was running 15 minutes late when a 50 year old co-worker said "nut the f*c* up and work your a** off or get fired son" I followed his advice a month later and got promoted, married and am pondering kids...."

//Sleepless in My Footies

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 07:49 PM (SzZnW)

41 LOL

Meanwhile, 4 white guys sitting there saying to themselves, "I'm not stepping into this mess, nope, nope, nope."

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 05, 2017 07:50 PM (wfDW1)

42 Flaming skull sidebar? Oh my.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2017 07:50 PM (I/iGu)

43 When I was 7 or 8, I got stung badly by paper wasps on my right arm- I ran into the house screaming and crying. Mom was out shopping, Dad asked what was wrong, them smacked me on the ass pretty smartly- said next time I screamed like that, I better be missing the damn arm.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 05, 2017 07:50 PM (sqpGi)

44 >>> Incidentally, I know some pretty badass early-20s types. Many from the military but by no means all. I think the high-visibility crybullies are really giving a lot of their peers a bad rap.

of course, but statistically, this is the most neurotic, mental-health-issue-plagued go-to-pieces-over-anything generation in history. And as this is (was) the wealthiest country in history, I do mean that this is the most sissy generation in world history. No other country offers (offerED, maybe) a soft enough life for this level of sissiness to exist.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 07:50 PM (8rNrN)

45 Delicate Snowflakes: Please Don't Call Us "Snowflakes." It Damages Our Mental Health.



Pro tip on adulting: A piece of advice my father gave me when I wanted something from the universe:

"Want in one hand; shit in the other. See which one fills up the fastest".

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2017 07:50 PM (vVRlw)

46 HA HA HA HA HA!!!! That's brilliant satire! Now that Medusa has folded, nice to see someone picking up the slack.

But one thing - Medusa really nailed the "Is this real" thing. This one, where the article condemns calling Snowflakes "snowflakes" because it makes their widdle souls melt, is too over the top at the get to be remotely plausible.... But it is a solid effort otherwise.

Keep it up, it's great work. Heh.

Posted by: Andrew X at December 05, 2017 07:50 PM (LHS8g)

47 Also, recurrent acute mono is a thing, kinda related to chronic fatigue, but different, and yeah, sorta rare.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2017 07:51 PM (I/iGu)

48 37 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 07:49 PM (pvjTE)

While admittedly biased as a member, I think the worst you can say of Gen X is we were cynical at 12 and understood we lacked the numbers to drag the boomers towards sanity and were too silent as Donkey Party debauched US morals.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 07:51 PM (SzZnW)

49 Two guys with guns took someone out of the store while I was watching! They were ICE!! That's horrible!

Oh wait, no they were just Russian mafia, and they executed him in the alleyway. Whew, no problem then.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 07:51 PM (39g3+)

50 The figures also show that young people are more likely to have experienced stress, anxiety and depression in the last year.

Wait until they enter the work force.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 07:51 PM (YqDXo)

51 New nightmare that Pooky is having: He's deployed, knows that the AF is getting rid of him as soon as he comes back home, wakes up in the psych ward not knowing what his, mine or Pookette's names are. Getting him to calm down after that one is hard.

So, tell me about the trauma of your Starbucks order being done wrong, snowflakes!
Posted by: pookysgirl at December 05, 2017 07:46 PM (5ruQG)

Yup. Last year my own SonOReno was diagnosed as having bi-piolar disorder after having a major psychotic break that saw him arrested and naked and out of his mind in jail cell before being transferred to psych ward. Better now and compliant on his meds. These fucking snowflakes don't even know real what mental health issues are.

Posted by: SteveOReno at December 05, 2017 07:52 PM (2sCft)

52 I'm not mean. You're just a sissy.

Posted by: Happy Bunny at December 05, 2017 07:52 PM (df+Zi)

53 Why is there a flaming skull in the sidebar but not at the top of any post? Never saw that before.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 05, 2017 07:52 PM (vWMNq)

54 Second look at Carrington Event II as a way of adding chlorine to the gene pool without demolishing as much physical plant as SMOD ?


Shocked Face is worn out, tossed out the burnt-out Outrage-O-Meter months ago; all I'm left with is a sick certainty that This Will Not End Well, along with wishing it would just kick the hell off already while I can still get around okay and see my front sight clearly. Is that too much to ask ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 05, 2017 07:52 PM (Ktb8D)

55 research by insurance firm Aviva

An insurance company did the survey. Aviva's twitter feed is right now is all about getting people to wear rainbow colored laces to "support LGBT". Trying to get sports teams in the UK to wear them.

Posted by: Top Ten at December 05, 2017 07:52 PM (EzdLW)

56 Its kind of funny watching the left try to use the term "snowflake" like a 5 year old trying to use "inarticulate" as an insult.

Me: I wish people would stop misusing the word "fascist," it has a specific, historical meaning that has its horror diluted by abuse.
Leftist: HA SNOWFLAKE, TRIGGERED!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 07:52 PM (39g3+)

57 >>>Wait until they enter the work force.


hahahahaha! shyeah right. Good one!

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 07:53 PM (8rNrN)

58 Stop with the safe spaces and triggering bullshit.

Allow truly free speech.

Then we'll stop with "snowflake."

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 07:53 PM (GsAUU)

59 44 Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 07:50 PM (8rNrN)

They are the most neurotic pampered Generation yet Ace, BUT the kids entering Junior High now will make the Ethan Krupp types seem like Captain America....

They are overweight, overwrought, and severely under-educated.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 07:53 PM (SzZnW)

60 Well....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Y&t=5s

Posted by: RinAsia at December 05, 2017 07:53 PM (7JyFB)

61 Why is there a flaming skull in the sidebar but not at the top of any post? Never saw that before.


Coach told us at #35 that it's the first ever.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 07:53 PM (fuK7c)

62 I'm available.

Posted by: Generation Candyass at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (bc2Lc)

63 >>>Why is there a flaming skull in the sidebar but not at the top of any post? Never saw that before.

because I already had this thread up.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (8rNrN)

64 Please Don't Call Us "Snowflakes."

Ok shitheads

Posted by: freaked at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (UdKB7)

65 The figures also show that young people are more likely to have experienced stress, anxiety and depression in the last year.

No, the figures show that young people claim to have experienced all this because Johnny took Alice to the Snowball winter dance instead of me, and that bitch doesn't even have any boobs yet!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (39g3+)

66 Who will hang their shelves?

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (QmIMb)

67 Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (3BFzK)

68 pookysgirl

I advanced your prayer wheel setting to All Ahead Flank. Prayers for you all ascending.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (hyuyC)

69
They are overweight, overwrought, and severely under-educated.
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 07:53 PM (SzZnW)

And WAAYYYY over medicated....

Posted by: Don Q. at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (NgKpN)

70 I asked that very question yesterday, Ace

(re the flaming skull sidebar)

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (wfDW1)

71 Vox Day has a couple of books about these retards and how they always double down on their idiocy and how to fight back against.

Of course, in the old days you just socked them in the mouth. As Iron Mike said, everyone has a plan until they get hit in the mouth.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (4ErVI)

72 >>>They are overweight, overwrought, and severely under-educated.

well put.

apparently under-challenged as well, because no one facing real challenges has to invent so much imaginary drama.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 07:55 PM (8rNrN)

73 Toughen up, buttercup!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 07:55 PM (hMwEB)

74 I dont think that flaming skull is going to burn.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 07:55 PM (RrhD2)

75 Com'ere honey, your margins are much too tight.

Posted by: Charlotte Sizemore at December 05, 2017 07:55 PM (Yti03)

76 I don't consider myself to be a snowflake and I'm depressed that they weren't ICE. Can I sue Shannon Stirone for causing my barely adequate psychic defenses to crumble?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 07:55 PM (/qEW2)

77 Snowflake! Snowflake!
Wood Eye! Wood Eye!
Hare Lip! Hare Lip!

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 07:55 PM (wjmTS)

78 Sidebar Skull!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 05, 2017 07:55 PM (WbIyz)

79 HOW ARE YOU SNOWFLAKES?

https://youtu.be/Kn9Xsmj942E

Posted by: C.A.T.S. at December 05, 2017 07:55 PM (GsAUU)

80 bitches, you already be cray

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 07:56 PM (TlvUt)

81 Soon we will have 911 responders who arrive in literal "Wahhhmbulances" stocked with dolls, play-dough, crayons, and Safe-Space tape to handle these neurotics.

I can see this when Obamacare is replaced with Single-Payer.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 05, 2017 07:56 PM (H8S+R)

82 "But you just don't KNOW about your white privilege! You don't KNOW what it's like to be black."

Huh?

You just don't KNOW what it's like to be of normal weight.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 07:56 PM (YqDXo)

83 >>Sidebar Skull!


You could roast a Gorn on that thing!

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 07:56 PM (QmIMb)

84 The best way to understand the mayoress' meltdown is to replace the words "white privilege" with "original sin". That is what she is on about and she can't understand why anyone would reject redemption.

Sad.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at December 05, 2017 07:56 PM (3DZIZ)

85 69 Posted by: Don Q. at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (NgKpN)

The best of them are so beautiful it makes my heart hurt....

but yeah the academy medicates them at the drop of a hat and the meds they prescribe are disqualifiers for Military Service....

it's insane less than 35% of applicants can even get to the point they can sign a contract with the force now.....

when I was a kid 85% were physically good to go.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 07:56 PM (SzZnW)

86 hugs and best wishes, pookysgirl. I hope he's ok

Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 07:57 PM (EzdLW)

87 pookysgirl

I advanced your prayer wheel setting to All Ahead Flank. Prayers for you all ascending.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 07:54 PM (hyuyC)

Yes, this. You and yours are in my prayers, pookysgirl.

Posted by: SteveOReno at December 05, 2017 07:57 PM (2sCft)

88 While admittedly biased as a member, I think the worst you can say of Gen X is we were cynical at 12 and understood we lacked the numbers to drag the boomers towards sanity and were too silent as Donkey Party debauched US morals.
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 07:51 PM (SzZnW)


Yep. Problem is, now we lack the numbers to drag the Millenials to sanity either.

Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 07:57 PM (EzdLW)

89 If they were really just snowflakes, they would melt. I think they are more like lumps of coal.

Lump of Coal!
Lump of Coal!

OR, Lumps of Sh!T? Could be a meme, eh?

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 07:57 PM (wjmTS)

90 >>You don't KNOW what it's like


"...to Love somebody
the way I Love You"

Posted by: Andy Gibb at December 05, 2017 07:57 PM (QmIMb)

91 When I'm sent to mandatory diversity training from HR, "white privilege" is one of my cue words to take out my phone and start playing Candy Crush.

My attendance may be mandatory, but my participation is not.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at December 05, 2017 07:57 PM (CfIM/)

92 57 >>>Wait until they enter the work force.


hahahahaha! shyeah right. Good one!

+++++++
+++++++

H1-B replacement workers be all like "I am sorry but american workers are not competent like we are" as this is actually what I've been told by bindis on twitter.

so yeah, get a college degree, go in debt for life, and american biz be all like...sorry suckers...cuckerberg needs a new yacht!

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 07:57 PM (TlvUt)

93 SJWs always lie and are mentally ill.

Posted by: Monk at December 05, 2017 07:57 PM (g4lFK)

94 72 Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 07:55 PM (8rNrN)

Obama is fond of "the arc of history" bullshit, well "the arc of politics" says that their preferred leadership will speed up that genuine existential crisis their lives are screaming for....

whether an outbreak, EMP, or WMD strike Donkey works overtime to give their life future meaning.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 07:58 PM (SzZnW)

95 Fuck you!

War!

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 07:58 PM (GsAUU)

96 These people are mentally unbalanced.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 05, 2017 07:58 PM (4umxo)

97

They call me MISTER SNOWFLAKE!

Posted by: Mister Snowflake at December 05, 2017 07:58 PM (IqV8l)

98 Sounds terrifying, pookysgirl; prayers for both of you !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 05, 2017 07:58 PM (Ktb8D)

99 I was there when there was a flaming skull in the sidebar.

Posted by: Brian Williams at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (tbOMB)

100 All, and I mean all, of this bullshit is because we had to raise everybody's self esteem in the 90s.

Yeah. WHY did we have to raise everybody's self-esteem? Isn't self-esteem internal to the person, who feels he's earned it? How do you confer self-esteem on someone who hasn't done anything to earn it?

Deprecating losers serves a purpose: to motivate to do better next time. Ask any football coach.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (YqDXo)

101 Don't go outside ... it's crazy out there!

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (wjmTS)

102 While admittedly biased as a member, I think the worst you can say of Gen X is we were cynical at 12 and understood we lacked the numbers to drag the boomers towards sanity and were too silent as Donkey Party debauched US morals.

+++++++++

Gen X is cool AF. Some of us were cynical but I think we all bounced back to realize how lucky we were. Well, until mom and dad took in 50,000,000 migrants and gave them work preference over us. That hurt. Oh well, there's always opiods.

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (TlvUt)

103 "A gang of 10 MS-13 members brutally murdered a Maryland man by stabbing more than 100 times, beheading and dismembering him, and cutting out his heart, Maryland detectives say.

ICE Agents were unable to arrest the men however, because they all had restaurant jobs."

Posted by: Mayor Hickenlooper at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (Ndje9)

104 Minnesota politics fucking suck.

Posted by: thathalfrican - the calm before the storm at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (IYHxL)

105 So Disney is apparently about to buy Fox. Probably been in the works for a while. I have to wonder if the other and left swing at Fox was too appease Disney. AND, did Disney and Fox inadvertently set off Gropocalpse by getting rid of OReilly and Eric Bolling?

Posted by: Knaws at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (I9L3a)

106 And WAAYYYY over medicated....
Posted by: Don Q.



No. Way overmedicated would take them 20 minutes to walk a 200 yard long hallway.

On the prison farm, we called it the "thorazine shuffle".

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (vVRlw)

107 That privledge that white woman speaks about has nothing to do with being white. But everything to do with being a woman.

*drops mic and exits*

Posted by: Monk at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (g4lFK)

108 88 Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 07:57 PM (EzdLW)

Gen Tippy Cup is the Boomers' final gift of crap to the American Republic.....they learned from Gen X that you cannot allow free thought or critical cross x in education so the Boomers removed it.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (SzZnW)

109 Mx. Snowflake, the Ephors have found you wanting, please step this way.
*points to cliff*

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (5wCUq)

110 X'ers pushin' off on boomers. Honey, I got some help for you.

Posted by: Charlotte Sizemore at December 05, 2017 08:00 PM (Yti03)

111 63 because I already had this thread up.


Thanks for the explanation ... I still don't get it but I'm quite slow. I was annoyed that I could only see the skull from the main page.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 05, 2017 08:00 PM (vWMNq)

112 They call me MISTER SNOWFLAKE!
Posted by: Mister Snowflake at December 05, 2017 07:58 PM (IqV8l)



They call me DOCTOR SNOWFLAKE!

Posted by: DOCTOR AMY BISHOP, SNOWFLAKE AT LARGE at December 05, 2017 08:00 PM (YqDXo)

113 So if she is so down with the white priv nonsense when does she resign because she cant possibly go on...

Posted by: E.T. at December 05, 2017 08:00 PM (P1GJy)

114 103 Holy cow, did they think he was a vampire?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:00 PM (hMwEB)

115 The generation I admire is my parents, they are 83 -85. Live in retirement park in Florida. They are all patriotic with most having served during world war 2 and Korea. Many openly support Trump with MAGA hats and bumper stickers on golf carts. Had a nice chat with a survivor of Bataan Death March at a community fish fry a couple years ago. Snowflakes are a waste of oxygen and their parents should be fined.

Posted by: dailydish at December 05, 2017 08:00 PM (g5vXL)

116
Yeah. WHY did we have to raise everybody's self-esteem?

------

So grade school teachers wouldn't have to work so hard?

Posted by: josephistan at December 05, 2017 08:01 PM (ANIFC)

117 Gen X always disliked Boomers...but at least boomers had ok music. Not as good as our stuff but better than =whatever it is the millenials do.

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 08:01 PM (TlvUt)

118 >>>70 I asked that very question yesterday, Ace

(re the flaming skull sidebar)

...

well a lot of good stuff was being pointed out in the comments but I wasn't reading them, because I am only conscious and working due to my superhuman willpower and nigh-maniacal devotion to Justice.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 08:01 PM (8rNrN)

119 43
When I was 7 or 8, I got stung badly by paper wasps on my right arm- I
ran into the house screaming and crying. Mom was out shopping, Dad asked
what was wrong, them smacked me on the ass pretty smartly- said next
time I screamed like that, I better be missing the damn arm.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 05, 2017 07:50 PM (sqpGi)

*Screams*

Posted by: Michelle Fields at December 05, 2017 08:01 PM (yP91S)

120 The looks on the men in the town council of New Brighton were priceless - sitting in silence. Val Jo no doubt already hit those poor guys around with the "Male Privilege" tears and shaking.

Posted by: Smitty27 at December 05, 2017 08:01 PM (xHVD5)

121 The small Flaming Skull of Sidebar is very classy & Professional... I certainly like it!

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 08:01 PM (wf3RQ)

122 Well, until mom and dad took in 50,000,000 migrants and gave them work preference over us. That hurt. Oh well, there's always opiods.
Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (TlvUt)

--The 1965 Immigration Act is on the "Greatest" Generation, not so much the Boomers.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:02 PM (GsAUU)

123 Being called a "snowflake" is damaging to mental health, young people say.

I once had an undergrad bleating to me about something inconsequential - I don't recall what, because I wasn't listening. When he finally quit, I told him "You're going to make a fine adult."

He almost visibly shrunk.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 08:02 PM (YqDXo)

124 Flaming skulls belong in the posts. Sidebars are for pussies.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:02 PM (wjmTS)

125 Choom and a mob of commie mayors convened to flap their yaps about commitment to AGW scam.

Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2017 08:02 PM (3U3MX)

126 You love me!. You really, really love me!!!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at December 05, 2017 08:02 PM (3BFzK)

127 So I guess they're signing off on "juiceboxers"?

Posted by: golfman at December 05, 2017 08:02 PM (48QDY)

128 The Arc of History bends to an event horizon of poverty, tyranny, and murder from which neither light nor hope can escape..

Posted by: Grump928(C) feels optimistic at December 05, 2017 08:02 PM (WbIyz)

129 >>I am only conscious and working due to my superhuman willpower and nigh-maniacal devotion to Justice.


You should try Supplements.

...or Beet Juice?

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (QmIMb)

130 121 The small Flaming Skull of Sidebar is very classy & Professional... I certainly like it!
Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 08:01 PM (wf3RQ)

--I wanna know when we'll see Puddingskull again.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (GsAUU)

131 Meanwhile, 4 white guys sitting there saying to themselves, "I'm not stepping into this mess, nope, nope, nope."
Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 05, 2017 07:50 PM (wfDW1)


And also thinking, "God I hope their cycles never synchronize or life here won't be worth living."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (YqDXo)

132 Regarding the Flaming Skull in the sidebar, what if Mueller knew exactly what he was doing? What if he knew Flynn would have an easy out from his plea?

Something is going on here. This is all happening so fast and Trump seems to be preternaturally calm even for him.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (/tuJf)

133 >>>So Disney is apparently about to buy Fox. Probably been in the works for a while. I have to wonder if the other and left swing at Fox was too appease Disney.

the disney deal, if it goes through, will be for the movie and tv entertainment divisions, not the news or broadcast (tv station) divisions. Disney cannot buy those due to the rule against having two tv channels in the same market.

Disney is, I think, trying to acquire the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four, owned by Fox.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (8rNrN)

134 Yeah. WHY did we have to raise everybody's self-esteem?

Teen suicide rate, feels, they are anxious, blah blah.

It was never really explained, just presumed and parents were all too eager to make sure their perfect princess or good boy was getting the Very BestЭ so they went along with it. Got angry if you questioned it. My baby won't have to do without all the things my awful parents wouldn't/couldn't let me have like a phone in my room and a car when I was 16 and a stereo and....

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (39g3+)

135 If you embiggen, the small flaming skull becomes humongous. Just saying. Einstein put it best, it's all relative.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (wjmTS)

136 128 Posted by: Grump928(C) feels optimistic at December 05, 2017 08:02 PM (WbIyz)

Obama bent the arc of history b/c from what I gathered the catcher in a relationship is happiest the closer the thrusting appendage is to a "j."

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:04 PM (SzZnW)

137 122 Well, until mom and dad took in 50,000,000 migrants and gave them work preference over us. That hurt. Oh well, there's always opiods.
Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 07:59 PM (TlvUt)

--The 1965 Immigration Act is on the "Greatest" Generation, not so much the Boomers.

+++++++++
++++++++

well, clintoids ran with that. Of course, even reagan and Bush the elder thought that US citizenship was a lolipop to give to 3rd worlders because magic dirt. Why are we giving asylum to errr-rrrryone?

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 08:04 PM (TlvUt)

138 At 26 I was; married, in the Army, a father and overseas. Panama Canal Zone. 1976

Posted by: Phildirt at December 05, 2017 08:04 PM (QUoHK)

139 " Snowflakes are a waste of oxygen and their parents should be fined."

Sounds good, if by "fined" you mean "sentenced to 20 years Corrective Labor on a pig farm in Missouri".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 05, 2017 08:04 PM (Ktb8D)

140 If you embiggen, the small flaming skull becomes humongous. Just saying. Einstein put it best, it's all relative.


Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (wjmTS)


Flaming skull is a grower, not a shower.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 08:05 PM (yzxic)

141 eanwhile, 4 white guys sitting there saying to themselves, "I'm not stepping into this mess, nope, nope, nope."

+++++++++

hope at least one was going "more trump, more trump" as a mantra

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 08:05 PM (TlvUt)

142 60
Well....



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Yt=5s

Posted by: RinAsia at December 05, 2017 07:53 PM (7JyFB)

Well worth the price of admission.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 05, 2017 08:05 PM (vWMNq)

143 Can you even raise the self esteem of a Kaboom Kid?

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:05 PM (QmIMb)

144 While admittedly biased as a member, I think the worst you can say of Gen X is we were cynical at 12 and understood we lacked the numbers to drag the boomers towards sanity and were too silent as Donkey Party debauched US morals.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 07:51 PM (SzZnW)

++++

Gen X is the slackers, right? And, your description sounds kind of like a slacker's excuse.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:05 PM (pvjTE)

145 Global Warming!

Posted by: Snowflake at December 05, 2017 08:05 PM (yP91S)

146 And the guys just sit there.... and let the Mayor vent???

WTF?

Whipped....
Posted by: Don Q. at December 05, 2017 07:47 PM (NgKpN)

The one guy tentatively raising his hand... and then loudly told "NO." Pretty funny.

Posted by: LASue at December 05, 2017 08:06 PM (Mjus2)

147
Teen suicide

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (39g3+)


Don't do it

Posted by: Big Fun at December 05, 2017 08:06 PM (GsAUU)

148 138 Posted by: Phildirt at December 05, 2017 08:04 PM (QUoHK)

My son was born when I was 27, my wife was 26 and in the Army at Ft Bliss as a Spec 4.

I was working running a gas station on base and as a cargo handler on a flight line.

Tippy Cup needs a hunger we can't gift them.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:06 PM (SzZnW)

149 This is local news - someone stabbed a woman several times (she survived) a few weeks ago.

Today Mexican border guards stopped the guy who did it as he was trying to sneak into Mexico (he's from Central America) without a visa. CBP sent him back here to PA to face charges.

Hurray for Mexican border security!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:06 PM (hMwEB)

150 I can't bear to listen to shit like this. I couldn't make it past "Ok, we all have white privilege. We don't know what it's like to not have it".

It makes me want to go there and tell them,
we all know what it's like to have human privilege and we don't know what it's like to not have it. It causes us to be better off than animals because we use our intelligence and moral instincts to create civilized, technologically advanced societies. But it also causes us to feel guilt and responsibility. This is burdensome. Wouldn't it be nice to romp around like a mindless animal? Our privilege also exposes the basic injustice of life. Why should humans be the only creatures lucky enough to receive the gifts of morality and intellect? Why not some rabid red-butted screeching baboon? It makes me feel so guilty. I just want to exterminate all humans to atone for our superiority, and allow rabid red-butted screeching baboons to take over the world.

I just hate these people. They think they should be offed. I agree. I'll buy them the razor blades and ship them free of charge. They are termites, slowly attempting to destroy civilization, rather than helping the people they pretend to be championing.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 08:07 PM (/qEW2)

151 I'm going to come right out and say it: I am a snowflake compared to my dad, who grew up during the Great Depression. And my dad was a snowflake compared to his father, who was born in a grass dugout on the plains of OK.

Or, I'm a pussy, sissy, what have you, compared to the generations that preceded me.

I know how good I've got it but, I also know that I didn't have time nor was I allowed to sit around worrying about my "feelings" because I was/am too busy working.

So, get over it, you pussy snowflakes.

Posted by: blake at December 05, 2017 08:07 PM (WEBkv)

152 H1-B replacement workers be all like "I am sorry but american workers are not competent like we are" as this is actually what I've been told by bindis on twitter.

HAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!

Posted by: Rob Crawford at December 05, 2017 08:07 PM (fVubI)

153 Gen X was promised Friends when we graduated college not the Wire. Oh well, always opiods.

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 08:07 PM (TlvUt)

154 144 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:05 PM (pvjTE)

Yup...of course 1994 happened in part because of us and the WW2 gen combining against the boomers....

We did have slackers, the enraging thing is even our slackers work harder than most 20 somethings do now.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:07 PM (SzZnW)

155 149 This is local news - someone stabbed a woman several times (she survived) a few weeks ago.

Today Mexican border guards stopped the guy who did it as he was trying to sneak into Mexico (he's from Central America) without a visa. CBP sent him back here to PA to face charges.

Hurray for Mexican border security!
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:06 PM (hMwEB)


--So many layers of irony . . .

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:07 PM (GsAUU)

156 Excuse me madam mayor. I have been taping this psychotic break you just had and am asking the proper authorities to put you on a 72 hour psyche evaluation. That should help your next political run.

You are welcome.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2017 08:08 PM (3BFzK)

157 I wonder how many of these people had their minds permanently damaged by anti-depressants. They've been shoveling that shit down their throats since they were young and it is hard to believe there aren't permanent side effects.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 08:08 PM (4ErVI)

158 Teen suicide rate, feels, they are anxious, blah blah.

It was never really explained, just presumed and parents were all too eager to make sure their perfect princess or good boy was getting the Very Best so they went along with it. Got angry if you questioned it. My baby won't have to do without all the things my awful parents wouldn't/couldn't let me have like a phone in my room and a car when I was 16 and a stereo and....
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (39g3+)


Yet the teen suicide rate is, I believe, at an all-time high. As for feeling anxious, that's called ... adolescence.

And regarding giving them everything, then they'll have nothing to work for later. In fact, their later lives will probably be a let down.

I see HS students here drive up to school in late model BMWs and Mercedes Benzes. Pretty hard to buy one of those if you're working as a barista.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 08:08 PM (YqDXo)

159 It's ok, Shannon. They were just some gang members kidnapping the guy. Not ICE. You can go back to your soy latte.

Posted by: LASue at December 05, 2017 08:08 PM (Mjus2)

160 152 H1-B replacement workers be all like "I am sorry but american workers are not competent like we are" as this is actually what I've been told by bindis on twitter.

HAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!

++++++++++++++

yeah, debating immigration usually goes zero to supremacist by the outsiders in about 2 tweets.

I get the feeling that they're being spoonfed anti-american lies of muh redneck trailer park whites can't think good.

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 08:09 PM (TlvUt)

161 Gen X always disliked Boomers...but at least boomers had ok music. Not as good as our stuff but better than =whatever it is the millenials do.


Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 08:01 PM


I've always been puzzled by the Boomer/Gen X category dividing line. It doesn't really add up, considering the X vs boomer thing.

Posted by: doctor evil at December 05, 2017 08:09 PM (qGuLD)

162 151 Posted by: blake at December 05, 2017 08:07 PM (WEBkv)

How could we not be.

The WW2 Gen was SINCERELY happy to have suet sandwiches in their youth for God's sake....the thing is America's rage to succeed has waned every decade we have walked from contact with direct Great Depression survivors.

They are damn near all gone now, and Americans have not known sincere total want for half a century.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:09 PM (SzZnW)

163 The men in that video were all like, "get a load of those hysterical females".

I couldn't quite see them rolling their eyes, but I would have been if I was in the room.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 08:09 PM (sdi6R)

164 Disney is, I think, trying to acquire the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four, owned by Fox.


Simpson's. They want to own everything at Universal Orlando except Harry Potter.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at December 05, 2017 08:09 PM (fVubI)

165 When I was a kid I never knew anyone with a peanut allergy or a gluten problem. I never even heard about those things. Probably because they died in infancy.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 08:09 PM (4ErVI)

166 the disney deal, if it goes through, will be for the movie and tv entertainment divisions, not the news or broadcast (tv station) divisions. Disney cannot buy those due to the rule against having two tv channels in the same market.

Disney is, I think, trying to acquire the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four, owned by Fox.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (8rNrN)

++++

Fox is also keeping it's sports stuff.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:10 PM (FUu/Z)

167 Yup...of course 1994 happened in part because of us and the WW2 gen combining against the boomers....

____________


of course, the floodgates to 3rd world were opened when the dnc realized the'd lost landlslides in past decades and clinton only got a plurality of votes in both of his elections

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 08:10 PM (TlvUt)

168 Something is going on here. This is all happening so fast and Trump seems to be preternaturally calm even for him.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (/tuJf)


I noticed that, too. One of his recent tweets where he wrote "Fear not" kind of stood out.

Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 08:10 PM (EzdLW)

169 Of course I had to re-watch the Heathers funeral scene:

https://youtu.be/xvaq2KIcL9Y

LMAO

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:10 PM (GsAUU)

170 I must belong to the forgotten generation, because I don't even know what it's called. The one before the Boomers. Shit, I can even vaguely remember the end of WWII. Remember my uncle who died when his plane went down in 1945. I guess I am a man without a generation.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:11 PM (wjmTS)

171 The other thing abut "self-esteem" education as an exercise in insanity is this.

My great grandfather a World War One veteran explained to me as a child that "Honor and Self-Esteem are Gifts one Earns and Gives One's Self"...

you can no more Gift someone self-esteem than they can force you to love them in sincerity.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:11 PM (SzZnW)

172 " The Arc of History bends to an event horizon of poverty, tyranny, and murder from which neither light nor hope can escape..
Posted by: Grump928(C)"


Truer words have never been said.

And yet, about 240 years ago, some great men broke that cycle ... any wonder that forces all over the world have been trying to extinguish it ever since ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 05, 2017 08:11 PM (Ktb8D)

173
Generation landslide closed the gap between em.


https://youtu.be/8d-385LOD-U


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 08:11 PM (IqV8l)

174 I don't know if Giglio applies if the material is not sought by the defense (ie. because of a plea deal). But it seems like it should.

Posted by: LASue at December 05, 2017 08:11 PM (Mjus2)

175 I can't bear to listen to shit like this. I couldn't make it past "Ok, we all have white privilege. We don't know what it's like to not have it".

It makes me want to go there and tell them,


I want to tell this blimp "You have FEMALE privilege, and you don't know what it's like not to have it."

A case in point: we had a woman going door to door with some political petition. We ignored her ringing the doorbell, so she walked over, cupped her hands, and peered into a bedroom.

Now if a MAN had done that, he'd have been busted in a heartbeat, probably had his balls beaten off by the cops, and end up having to register as a sex offender for the rest of his days.

As it was, I just told her to eff off.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 08:11 PM (YqDXo)

176 Guess my point is that this generations shit doesn't matter much, except in a general way. There are a**sholes born every day, and a few good men and women too.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:12 PM (wjmTS)

177 wow, more wildfires. surely not manmade at all.

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (TlvUt)

178 Trump not being impeached is like the Holocaust or Armageddon, or burning the socks in the oven. We can not let republicans vote in California because stockings. The muslims are snowmen and their women are poo flingers. Huma shoes.

Posted by: Nanzy Polasy at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (3BFzK)

179 >>>Something is going on here. This is all happening so fast and Trump seems to be preternaturally calm even for him.

John Kelly built a Faraday cage around the White House.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (RrhD2)

180 Those wildfires in CA are the result of all the flaming skulls.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (wjmTS)

181 Fun fact: Jeff Flake was born in Snowflake, AZ. No Iam not kidding.

Posted by: Cheri at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (6Yx65)

182 35 see the first ever flaming skull in the sidebar.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 07:48 PM (8rNrN)


I noticed that. I thought, "Hey, I don't remember seeing a flaming skull in the sidebar before."

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (sdi6R)

183 Madam Mayor has old matron privilege. No one will tell her to shut up because she reminds them of grannie.

Posted by: LASue at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (Mjus2)

184 177 Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (TlvUt)

It's all the lightning storms....in the dead of winter....

in the mountains....

"yeah"

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (SzZnW)

185 off sock

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (qGuLD)

186 170 I must belong to the forgotten generation, because I don't even know what it's called. The one before the Boomers. Shit, I can even vaguely remember the end of WWII. Remember my uncle who died when his plane went down in 1945. I guess I am a man without a generation.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:11 PM (wjmTS)

++++

I think they call that one The Silent Generation.

So, you know, shut up.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (pvjTE)

187 ALL YOUR SAFE SPACE ARE BELONG TO US

Posted by: C.A.T.S. TRUMP at December 05, 2017 08:14 PM (GsAUU)

188 Part of the process of maturation is facing hardship, disagreement, failure, alienation, mockery, punishment, and pain. In youth, all those things are very small, limited, and hedged around with protection by adults in an normal child's life.

If you eliminate all those things from someone's life as a young person they will never be ready for the real, full sized, hard-hitting, unhedged real thing when they are adults. By facing a little heartbreak as a child, you learn to face the real thing as an adult. By facing a little pain as a child, you learn to face real pain as an adult.

You learn your limits, you learn how you can get through it, you learn to empathize, you learn about healing, and you learn about what your place in the world is, relative to the rest. That helps you grow in wisdom as you age, so that you can be productive and useful as an adult.

I get the fears and concerns of parents wanting their darling to never be hurt. I understand the awful sick feeling in your gut that your angel was made fun of or hurt themselves on the monkey bars. But they have to go through that or they'll never be able to deal with adult life.

We do not and will not ever live in a world where bad things go away. No matter how much you try to "be the change you want to see" or "envision the future" or whatever motivational bullcrap, we will not create utopia. Pain, sorrow, loss, and fear will always be among us.

Failing to train your young people to face that and make it through is much, much worse than the trails and traumas of facing each hurt you couldn't keep them from.

That skinned knee helps them deal with cancer later on. That rejection by a girl they like helps them deal with being dumped on Christmas eve by your fiance later on. Little hurts give us an innoculation to the big ones: not immunity, but the ability to fight our way through.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:14 PM (39g3+)

189 The men in that video were all like, "get a load of those hysterical females".

Thought bubbles: "How did we let it come to this?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 08:14 PM (YqDXo)

190
I must belong to the forgotten generation, because I don't even know what it's called. The one before the Boomers. Shit, I can even vaguely remember the end of WWII.

Is that the "quiet generation?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 08:14 PM (IqV8l)

191 When you raise children to think that everything comes to you from someone else who just hands it to you, you raise them to be incompetent boobs who cannot take care of themselves.

I noticed it in college (40-some-odd-years ago, which is odd, because I'm 29), when kids were away from home for the first time and had to do their own laundry, or feed themselves somewhere other than the food service building.

It got worse recently, when I worked at the soap factory. Bunch of kids who had gone to college and gotten degrees in things like photography or women's studies, and had huge bills to pay and were working for nearly minimum wage without benefits because they were simply unhireable. They hated being at work five days a week, and almost never got the full 40 in. Then they would find some silly excuse to quit, and heaven only knows what they found elsewhere.

Not everyone can marry a millionaire, sweetie. At some point you have to put on the big girl panties and go make a living.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 05, 2017 08:14 PM (7UW64)

192 --I wanna know when we'll see Puddingskull again.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (GsAUU)

I'd vote for seeing PuddingSkull in the sidebar. Festive and tasteful for the Holiday Season...

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 08:15 PM (wf3RQ)

193 178 Posted by: Nanzy Polasy at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (3BFzK)

Man Nanzy you've gotten if anything MORE coherent....it must be the wine a Rose I suppose?

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:15 PM (SzZnW)

194 Disney is, I think, trying to acquire the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four, owned by Fox.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 08:03 PM (8rNrN)
*****************


The old man knows his kids can't handle the whole business. He's going to trim it down and make them the trust fund babies that they are.

Posted by: Charlotte Sizemore at December 05, 2017 08:15 PM (Yti03)

195 So, you know, shut up.

*puts on dark glasses*

Sez who?

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:15 PM (wjmTS)

196 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 08:11 PM (YqDXo)

Several months ago a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses were moving through the neighborhood. I greeted them at the door in my boxers holding a can of beer. It was 9:00 am.

They didn't stay around for hardly thirty seconds.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 08:15 PM (4ErVI)

197 Val Johnson is a goddamn nutcase. I'm glad that other woman put her in her place.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:15 PM (NWiLs)

198 184 177 Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (TlvUt)

It's all the lightning storms....in the dead of winter....

in the mountains....

"yeah"

++++

30 mph windgusts cause powerlines to make fire miles from start of fires....cough cough !$!$

Posted by: porg herder at December 05, 2017 08:15 PM (TlvUt)

199 186
I think they call that one The Silent Generation.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (pvjTE)


The really funny thing is that most of the legendary rock stars of the 60s were members of the Silent Generation.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 08:16 PM (sdi6R)

200 Klondike bar or no Klondike bar?

Posted by: Weasel at December 05, 2017 08:16 PM (Sfs6o)

201 Was Giglio that really bad movie with Bennifer?

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:16 PM (GsAUU)

202 That skinned knee helps them deal with cancer later on. That rejection by a girl they like helps them deal with being dumped on Christmas eve by your fiance later on. Little hurts give us an innoculation to the big ones: not immunity, but the ability to fight our way through.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:14 PM (39g3+)


Part of it is that people don't have big families any more.

For your first one, you sterilize the faceplug. For the second one, you spit on it after it falls on the floor and wipe it on your shirt. For the third one, you tell them to go play in traffic.

Seriously, nobody has the time or inclination to swaddle every kid all day every day if you have more than two.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 05, 2017 08:16 PM (7UW64)

203 Fags?
Pussies?
Candyasses?
Wimps?
Crybabies?

The choices are many.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:16 PM (NWiLs)

204 Delicate Snowflakes: Please Don't Call Us "Snowflakes." It Damages Our Mental Health.

Bring back hysterical paralysis!! All it would take is one popular director making a movie with a hipster soundtrack showing how cool it is to convince yourself you're paralyzed and before you know it we won't hear from another snowflake again.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 08:16 PM (8gDQu)

205 John Kelly built a Faraday cage around the White House.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 08:13 PM (RrhD2)

I have been thoroughly entertained today...Well done, sir!

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 08:17 PM (wf3RQ)

206 Ruthless, if you were born between '40 and 45 you are a War Baby.

Posted by: Charlotte Sizemore at December 05, 2017 08:17 PM (Yti03)

207 It never occurs to them to stop acting out like aggrieved special snowflakes, I am sure.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 05, 2017 08:17 PM (tbOMB)

208 190
I must belong to the forgotten generation, because I don't even know what it's called. The one before the Boomers. Shit, I can even vaguely remember the end of WWII.

Is that the "quiet generation?"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 08:14 PM (IqV8l)

--No, called the "Greatest" Generation [quotes are indeed snarky].

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:17 PM (GsAUU)

209 Spent a weekend on the island of Giglio, which is not far from Rome. Still remember the unbelievable seafood ravioli at the little restaurant on the waterfront - most amazing texture I've ever experienced in food.


Remember we had a room looking right out on the little harbor (would have had a spectacular view of the Costa Concordia capsizing just off-shore - that's where that happened).


But mostly remember we didn't get out of the room much. Uh huh.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 08:18 PM (QDnY+)

210 Little hurts give us an innoculation to the big ones: not immunity, but the ability to fight our way through.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:14 PM (39g3+)

Very thoughtful comment and very well said. Thank you.

Posted by: SteveOReno at December 05, 2017 08:18 PM (2sCft)

211 Not everyone can marry a millionaire, sweetie. At some point you have to put on the big girl panties and go make a living.
Posted by: tcn in AK at December 05, 2017 08:14 PM (7UW64)

I suppose I could make a living in big girl panties, but I'd feel dirty.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:18 PM (NWiLs)

212 OK, we silent generations folks know when we are not welcome. The gin is all gone and I am going to make something to eat and read a book. Have fun yu'all.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:18 PM (wjmTS)

213 Oh, wait! A War Baby. That sounds cool.

FU. War! I'm with that.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:19 PM (wjmTS)

214 Went to read the wikipedia link on Giglio ...

Could not quite get my head around what actually happened but it seemed fairly trivial compared to 8 years of Obama and Holder.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 05, 2017 08:19 PM (vWMNq)

215 Little hurts give us an innoculation to the big ones: not immunity, but the ability to fight our way through.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:14 PM (39g3+)


So the Chinese were doing it all wrong with the Death By A Thousand Cuts?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 08:19 PM (8gDQu)

216 That Giglio link in the sidebar is awesome.

The Left would melt.

And it's Affleck's worst movie!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 08:19 PM (oVJmc)

217 >>Not everyone can marry a millionaire, sweetie. At some point you have to put on the big girl panties and go make a living.


...and don't forget to wipe down The Pole before you leave the stage.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:20 PM (QmIMb)

218 My daddy was born in 1929. Too young to fight in WWII, but by the time he was 16, he was a welder in the shipyards in Seattle, so he did his part.

Then, the wrong age to fight in Korea, but he still did service.

I was raised that, if something needed to be done, you did it, whether you knew what you were doing or not. You'd find out, either the good way or the not so good way.

I still feel guilty having someone else change the oil in my car.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 05, 2017 08:20 PM (7UW64)

219 For your first one, you sterilize the faceplug. For the second one, you spit on it after it falls on the floor and wipe it on your shirt. For the third one, you tell them to go play in traffic.

I think there's something to that. Parents never get the chance to apply the lessons they learn about kids to later ones because they stop having later ones. Overpopulation. So expensive. I'm tired. I need more me time. It will stretch me out too much and make me fat. We want to focus on the kids we have without the distraction. On and on.

So yeah, the first kid syndrome is all they get.

Plus, the rejection of the old. My parents don't know how to raise kids. Everything is new now. We're using a scientific modern method to raise children, nobody does that any more.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:20 PM (39g3+)

220 yeah Pooky's Girl the nightmares are hard.....

I woke up a few nights ago in terror because I dreamt I finally got to go home to Ohio and the entire state was empty....

not a single soul in any of the 88 counties other than the wife and I....

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:20 PM (SzZnW)

221 Friend just texted me from Ventura. He's packed up and ready to roll, fire is 1/2 mile away, but wind is favorable, blowing it away from his location.


COAlex lives in that area. Assume he's OK. Would be nice if he'd check in some time. Not sure if something happened, though there was one jaw-droppingly idiotic and insulting comment from a regular on an ONT once .....

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 08:21 PM (QDnY+)

222 Pussies?
Candyasses?
Wimps?
Crybabies?

The choices are many.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:16 PM (NWiLs)


When I was a little kid, my uncle used to call me a Candy Rabbit if I whined. I hated that term. It had the desired effect and made me buck up and carry on.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at December 05, 2017 08:21 PM (T71PA)

223 213 Oh, wait! A War Baby. That sounds cool.

FU. War! I'm with that.
Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:19 PM (wjmTS)

--Must link this:

https://youtu.be/ADtag-iI8ag

\m/

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:21 PM (GsAUU)

224 Hoo boy. I'll be spending Christmas night with a house full of prog Snowflakes, the head one being husband's oldest niece who now works at....wait for it.....

UC BERKLEY. She's a student mediator, whateverthef*ck that is.

Should be fun.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:21 PM (ZRC8N)

225

Was that Ken Burns crying about white privilege?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2017 08:21 PM (SiINZ)

226 224 Hoo boy. I'll be spending Christmas night with a house full of prog Snowflakes, the head one being husband's oldest niece who now works at....wait for it.....

UC BERKLEY. She's a student mediator, whateverthef*ck that is.

Should be fun.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:21 PM (ZRC8N)

That means she's the Head Snowflake

Posted by: josephistan at December 05, 2017 08:22 PM (ANIFC)

227 When I was a little kid, my uncle used to call me a Candy Rabbit if I whined. I hated that term. It had the desired effect and made me buck up and carry on.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at December 05, 2017 08:21 PM (T71PA)


That was kind of my point above about deprecating losers. Don't like being deprecated? Then don't do shit that results in deprecation.

Simple, really.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 08:22 PM (YqDXo)

228 I don't know if Giglio applies if the material is not sought by the
defense (ie. because of a plea deal). But it seems like it should.


I would think that a thing like that would be required to be disclosed to the defense as it may effect the case vs. pleading out. If not outright exculpatory evidence, it would at least be a large consideration re: fighting the case if one of the primary investigators showed a bias pernicious enough to get them thrown off the case.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 08:23 PM (oVJmc)

229
I've always thought that Gen X starts with the space age, around 60 to 61. The Boomer gen extends well into the 60's, "officially", but culturally and socially, doesn't make a lot of sense, considering how things panned out in the 70's. *shrug*

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 08:23 PM (qGuLD)

230 She's a student mediator, whateverthef*ck that is.

Hooker.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 08:23 PM (YqDXo)

231 Ruthless, you're right that the generation before the Boomers is known as the Silent Generation.

Have you read "The Fourth Turning"? I can't recommend it highly enough.

There are good people and bad people in every generation, without exception. Painting any generation with a broad brush is silly, and inaccurate.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 08:23 PM (sdi6R)

232 Snowflakes suck dogs butt.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at December 05, 2017 08:23 PM (r+mGZ)

233 Judge rules that Everett, WA bikini barristas cannot be forced to adhere to a dress code. Honorary moron?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 05, 2017 08:24 PM (tbOMB)

234 That was kind of my point above about deprecating losers. Don't like being deprecated? Then don't do shit that results in deprecation.

Simple, really.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 08:22 PM (YqDXo)


I didn't do anything but still got deprecated. They were all jealous of my power.

Posted by: GOTO command at December 05, 2017 08:24 PM (8gDQu)

235 227 When I was a little kid, my uncle used to call me a Candy Rabbit if I whined. I hated that term. It had the desired effect and made me buck up and carry on.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at December 05, 2017 08:21 PM (T71PA)

That was kind of my point above about deprecating losers. Don't like being deprecated? Then don't do shit that results in deprecation.

Simple, really.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 08:22 PM (YqDXo)

*rubs chin thoughtfully*

The effectiveness of that depends on the why it's being said to you, and the context.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:24 PM (NWiLs)

236 That was kind of my point above about deprecating losers. Don't like being deprecated? Then don't do shit that results in deprecation.

Simple, really.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December




well that is the point of pc, you cannot ridicule the stupid. white privilege is even worse because it means white people do not even get to say anything.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 08:24 PM (MTjB1)

237 Drunk white granny privilege needs to be medicated and put in a rubber room.

Posted by: Cheri at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (6Yx65)

238 That mayor shows why the word cunt was invented.

Posted by: Afroman at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (B198M)

239 Judge rules that Everett, WA bikini barristas cannot be forced to adhere to a dress code. Honorary moron?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 05, 2017 08:24 PM (tbOMB)

I so want to copy that business model!

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (wf3RQ)

240 229 Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 08:23 PM (qGuLD)

"officially" Gen X starts in 61 and ends in 81 or so.....

I am from 1972 or right in the middle.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (SzZnW)

241 213 Oh, wait! A War Baby. That sounds cool.

--

You son of a gun.


(historical note, son of a gun originally referred to a baby born at sea back when wives could accompany naval officers. The woman would give birth between the broadside guns since it's a low traffic area)

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (hMwEB)

242 "Stop interrupting me!"

How about you stop defaming me?

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (NWiLs)

243 "Young adults were also more likely to be uncomfortable talking about a mental health problem, with one in three saying this compared to 27 per cent of all adults."

One in three is 33.3 percent. Which is 6.3 percent more than 27 percent.

Not a real big difference, until you go "a ginormous 1 in 3" vs. "a paltry 27 percent".

Stoopit. Or misleading. Or both.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, pointing and laughing. at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (7flPD)

244 Well, things aren't looking too cheerful for my husband this season.

He's in ATL with his mother who, at 93, is finally starting to get wobbly and dotty. Her sister lives in the same retirement facility and isn't doing too great, either.

My parents have both been gone for a while, and the reality of having both of his gone is hitting him hard. He's trying to spend what time he can with his mom and aunt, while trying to deal with his business that is very busy right now.

Meanwhile, his siblings continue to try to be as oblivious as possible.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (ZRC8N)

245 Nietzche: if you are unwilling to endure your own suffering even for an hour, and continually forestall all possible misfortune, if you regard as deserving of annihilation, any suffering and pain generally as evil, as detestable, and as blots on existence, well, you have then, besides your religion of compassion, yet another religion in your heart (and this is perhaps the mother of the former)-the religion of smug ease. Ah, how little you know of the happiness of man, you comfortable and good-natured ones!for happiness and misfortune are brother and sister, and twins, who grow tall together, or, as with you, remain small together!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (q6C1L)

246 240 229 Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 08:23 PM (qGuLD)

"officially" Gen X starts in 61 and ends in 81 or so.....

I am from 1972 or right in the middle.
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (SzZnW)

We're pretty close in age. You're right about the cynical at 12 thing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (NWiLs)

247 Seems like the white employees of New Brighton, MN can make a claim of 'hostile work environment.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 08:27 PM (oVJmc)

248 Stoopit. Or misleading. Or both.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, pointing and laughing. at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (7flPD)

That's the point of most statistics.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at December 05, 2017 08:27 PM (T71PA)

249 Lewandowski putting Flynn under the wheels.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 08:27 PM (RrhD2)

250 Not a real big difference, until you go "a ginormous 1 in 3" vs. "a paltry 27 percent".

Stoopit. Or misleading. Or both.
Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, pointing and laughing. at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (7flPD)

Innumeracy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:27 PM (NWiLs)

251 Hoo boy. I'll be spending Christmas night with a house full of prog Snowflakes, the head one being husband's oldest niece who now works at....wait for it.....

UC BERKLEY. She's a student mediator, whateverthef*ck that is.

Should be fun.

I feel you. My oldest niece is piece of work. She graduated from UC Berkley with degree in Sociology. Cost her upwards of $200K. Now getting masters at University of Michigan for another $100K. What does she want to do: study and help illegal immigrants who arrived here riding "the beast" trains from Central America. Fuck. Her liberal parents couldn't be more proud of her. The same parents that roll their eyes at my Guns & Ammo and Sniper magazines on my coffee table.

Posted by: SteveOReno at December 05, 2017 08:28 PM (2sCft)

252 244 Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (ZRC8N)

Sorry to hear it D'oh, you have my sympathy and empathy.....

Ms 10077 and I are down to one parent, my father.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:28 PM (SzZnW)

253 "officially" Gen X starts in 61 and ends in 81 or so.....

I am from 1972 or right in the middle.
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (SzZnW)


That's the second generation that I've been included in that I am definitely NOT part of.

Others claim that boomers include birth years up to '64 ... which is just as retarded as it gets.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 08:28 PM (8gDQu)

254 ...and don't forget to wipe down The Pole before you leave the stage.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:20 PM (QmIMb)


Does it have to be a Pole? How about a Dane?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2017 08:29 PM (SiINZ)

255
War Child

https://youtu.be/3avz7f1lqEU

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 08:29 PM (IqV8l)

256 You son of a gun.


(historical note, son of a gun originally referred to a baby born at sea back when wives could accompany naval officers. The woman would give birth between the broadside guns since it's a low traffic area)
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (hMwEB)


--Dammit, stop making me link!

https://youtu.be/kqfJm5ScdtM

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:29 PM (GsAUU)

257 Women were occasionally on board warships, usually the gunner's wife or some such warrant officer. Often they were difficult to distinguish from the men or so chunky and coarse they were not very female.

Women were considered unlucky aboard a ship (not to mention highly disruptive to a ship full of lonely, horny guys at sea for months at a time) but these wives weren't really considered women in that sense.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:29 PM (39g3+)

258 246 Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (NWiLs)

Being bombarded with biased lies on Reagan is part of why I am a devout rabid Republican.

I was quite mouthy about Carter to the teachers as well.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:29 PM (SzZnW)

259 224 Hoo boy. I'll be spending Christmas night with a house full of prog Snowflakes, the head one being husband's oldest niece who now works at....wait for it.....

--
You gonna wear some MAGA gear Jane?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:30 PM (hMwEB)

260 239 Judge rules that Everett, WA bikini barristas cannot be forced to adhere to a dress code. Honorary moron?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 05, 2017 08:24 PM (tbOMB)

I so want to copy that business model!
Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (wf3RQ)

I did too, until my small business loan application was rejected. Apparently a business plan for a bikini funeral home drawn up on a bar napkin was "unserious" or something.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 05, 2017 08:31 PM (tMFgx)

261 Jackstraw - I would love to hear more of your thoughts on what you think might be going on right now with sidebar flaming skull story....

Posted by: Delicate Jeffflake at December 05, 2017 08:31 PM (+5mLF)

262 258 246 Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (NWiLs)

Being bombarded with biased lies on Reagan is part of why I am a devout rabid Republican.

I was quite mouthy about Carter to the teachers as well.
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:29 PM (SzZnW)

I was a Reagan kid too. I knew almost instinctively that Mondale was full of shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:31 PM (NWiLs)

263 "officially" Gen X starts in 61 and ends in 81 or so.....

I am from 1972 or right in the middle.


Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM


Really? Coz I kept hearing/reading that it starts in the mid 60's, which never really added up. I dunno why some people decided to extend the boomer thing all the way into the mid or late 60's, other than thinking "1960's. That's obviously boomer territory." Anyone born in that decade was barely there. 1961 makes a lot more sense for Gen X..

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 08:31 PM (qGuLD)

264 We do name draws for gifts in my husband's family, and one of the snowflake nephews, a GA Tech engineering grad, is about as liberal as they come.

His wish list is for a donation in his name to one of his favorite charities, because he's "downsizing" his apartment.

His causes are:

Sierra Club
EFF (whatever that is)
Deworm the World Initiative (again, have no idea)
Planned Parenthood
ACLU
Mozilla

My husband said he may make a donation to a Right to Life group in his nephew's name.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:32 PM (ZRC8N)

265 I remember in 6th grade, my teachers all gathered around the TV in the morning when class was supposed to have started, watching the election final results for the Carter win and cheering.

I recall thinking that seemed kind of inappropriate and taking up school time for no good reason, but not exactly knowing why.

Yes, kids, back in the old days, you didn't get the results right away, it was the next morning. That was better, because nobody's vote was influenced by how the election was trending.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:32 PM (39g3+)

266 You know what's better than white privilege? Cock privilege! Toxic masculinity, Baby!

Also, the video? Somebody needs to slap a bitch.

Posted by: Fritz at December 05, 2017 08:33 PM (RtQsb)

267 OK, that's it. Last drop of gin is gone, so I am outahere. Funny how my tendency to comment is positively related to the amount of gin consumption? Huh! Maybe we could posit a theory that without Valu-Rite there would be no Horde, no AOSHQ? Frightening thought. Can't imagine it.

Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:33 PM (wjmTS)

268 253 "officially" Gen X starts in 61 and ends in 81 or so.....

I am from 1972 or right in the middle.
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (SzZnW)

That's the second generation that I've been included in that I am definitely NOT part of.

Others claim that boomers include birth years up to '64 ... which is just as retarded as it gets.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 08:28 PM (8gDQu)

++++

Gen X follows the Boomers, so it you were born in that era, you are one or the other. Unless... We come up with a new generation just for you.

Can't say I blame you. I don't want to admit to being a part of any of these generations.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:33 PM (pvjTE)

269 as to the sidebar, no i dont think the giglio/brady standard applies to a plea bargain situation. us v ruiz is the recent case. there are some disclosure requirements, but not like in an actual trial.

Posted by: jason_farnon at December 05, 2017 08:33 PM (t4QFH)

270 264 We do name draws for gifts in my husband's family, and one of the snowflake nephews, a GA Tech engineering grad, is about as liberal as they come.

His wish list is for a donation in his name to one of his favorite charities, because he's "downsizing" his apartment.

His causes are:

Sierra Club
EFF (whatever that is)
Deworm the World Initiative (again, have no idea)
Planned Parenthood
ACLU
Mozilla

My husband said he may make a donation to a Right to Life group in his nephew's name.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:32 PM (ZRC8N)

The Human Fund - Money for people

Posted by: josephistan at December 05, 2017 08:34 PM (ANIFC)

271 267 OK, that's it. Last drop of gin is gone, so I am outahere. Funny how my tendency to comment is positively related to the amount of gin consumption? Huh! Maybe we could posit a theory that without Valu-Rite there would be no Horde, no AOSHQ? Frightening thought. Can't imagine it.
Posted by: Ruthless at December 05, 2017 08:33 PM (wjmTS)

We'd still be here, we just wouldn't be as laid back.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:34 PM (NWiLs)

272 My husband said he may make a donation to a Right to Life group in his nephew's name.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:32 PM (ZRC8N)

NRA life membership.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 05, 2017 08:34 PM (tbOMB)

273 "officially" Gen X starts in 61 and ends in 81 or so.....

Whew- I sneak into Gen X. Always felt way more affinity for Gen X than the booms.

There's a great book, "Gen X Saves the World" that is well worth the read.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, pointing and laughing. at December 05, 2017 08:34 PM (7flPD)

274 263 Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 08:31 PM (qGuLD)

They changed it about eight years back IIRC.....

I think they artificially made up to 64 Boomers to aid in the image of "too huge to ignore" the temptation being of course to make the 1945-51 huge bump an entire 20 year run.

I don't remember Vietnam much at all but my first TV memory is the fall of Phnom Penh, I HATED watching us flee the embassy....

when Reagan renewed our foreign strength I was thrilled.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:34 PM (SzZnW)

275 Bang Your Head

Posted by: Metal Health at December 05, 2017 08:34 PM (2wRtc)

276 273 "officially" Gen X starts in 61 and ends in 81 or so.....

Which I find strange because Gen Xers are the children of Boomers, and '61 doesn't really fit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:35 PM (NWiLs)

277 You gonna wear some MAGA gear Jane?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:30 PM (hMwEB)


I'm pretty sure my son will piss off everyone when he walks in wearing whatever Mattis slogan or other veterans' tshirt he wears. I may bring smelling salts.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:35 PM (ZRC8N)

278
see the first ever flaming skull in the sidebar.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2017 07:48 PM (8rNrN)








Has the blog burst into flames like a napalm-soaked, over-insured bodega yet?

Folks, the smoking lamp is OUT.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2017 08:35 PM (eXA4G)

279 I am from 1972 or right in the middle.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (SzZnW)



We're pretty close in age. You're right about the cynical at 12 thing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (NWiLs)


Yep, same here.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 08:36 PM (yzxic)

280 12 years of age meant Jimmuh in his prime presidenting years. I don't think I would call it cynicism, but I remember being aware of a "This is not right" vibe coming from most adults, and us kids definitely talked about it amongst ourselves. Unsettled? Yes. Cynicism came later, though.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at December 05, 2017 08:36 PM (JyFLk)

281 Remember the Oregon guy who was fined $500 for proving the traffic cams were ripping people off?

The state just admitted that they violated his 1st amendment rights and refunded the fine.

http://tinyurl.com/y864uaol

They're hoping this makes his federal civil rights lawsuit go away but... I hope not.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:36 PM (39g3+)

282
Bang Your Head

Against the wall.

https://youtu.be/Wm0uOgh-Ttk

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 08:36 PM (IqV8l)

283 I'm pretty sure my son will piss off everyone when he walks in wearing whatever Mattis slogan or other veterans' tshirt he wears. I may bring smelling salts.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:35 PM (ZRC8N)

Revive them so they can look at it and faint again. I like it!

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:36 PM (NWiLs)

284 We do name draws for gifts in my husband's family, and one of the snowflake nephews, a GA Tech engineering grad, is about as liberal as they come.

What? I am assured here on a regular basis that STEM folkks are all conservative!

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 08:37 PM (bZ7mE)

285 Jane - prayers for you and your husband.

Posted by: Cheri at December 05, 2017 08:37 PM (6Yx65)

286 Shannon Stirone? Basic Instinct, right? Happy to interrogate her again...

Posted by: FBI at December 05, 2017 08:38 PM (ynvNW)

287
His wish list is for a donation in his name to one of his favorite charities, because he's "downsizing" his apartment.

His causes are:


Give him cash, so 'he can do it.'

Chances are he'll blow the money and no lib causes are furthered.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 08:38 PM (oVJmc)

288 Grey Fox

STEM Profs spend time writing grants for GOV money. I tried to get a NIH grant for my 3 solvent stills as "Still Life". Did not happen.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 08:39 PM (hyuyC)

289 They changed it about eight years back IIRC.....

I think they artificially made up to 64 Boomers to aid in the image of "too huge to ignore" the temptation being of course to make the 1945-51 huge bump an entire 20 year run.

I don't remember Vietnam much at all but my first TV memory is the fall of Phnom Penh, I HATED watching us flee the embassy....

when Reagan renewed our foreign strength I was thrilled.


Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:34 PM


Ah.... I see. The extended run of years for boomer gen did seem rather odd and artificially or arbitrarily propsed.

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 08:39 PM (qGuLD)

290 276 Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:35 PM (NWiLs)
Yeah...

Dad was born in 42, mom '45 so I guess in theory 63 would be ideally the earliest they should have (and in fact mom did) spawn.....

anyway it is largely an artificial construct IMHO of marketing and poli sci majors.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:39 PM (SzZnW)

291 A flaming skull in the sidebar is going to upset the balance of the universe, like Conyers grabbing mish in a house of worship.

Posted by: Fritz at December 05, 2017 08:39 PM (RtQsb)

292 My first TV memories are of a moon rocket launch, no idea which one. I was very young.

Personally I think Gen X are baby boomer kids, which makes their start at the very end of the Boomer gen not make a whole lot of sense. I think there's a gap, a generation between Boomer/X that is ignored and prefers it that way. Kids that grew up watching hippies be morons and repelled by their antics. Kids who thought the disco generation was disgusting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:39 PM (39g3+)

293 I don't remember Vietnam much at all but my first TV memory is the fall of Phnom Penh, I HATED watching us flee the embassy....

when Reagan renewed our foreign strength I was thrilled.


Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:34 PM (SzZnW)


Are we long-lost brothers or something? My earliest TV memory is the Saigon embassy evacuation: https://tinyurl.com/y9yasffp

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 08:39 PM (yzxic)

294 Bannon looking fat at Moore rally. Smoothies not working. Sad!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 08:40 PM (RrhD2)

295 I have come to the conclusion the only response to such folk's blathering is: "Shut up, idiot."

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at December 05, 2017 08:40 PM (lLeln)

296 They're hoping this makes his federal civil rights lawsuit go away but... I hope not.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:36 PM (39g3+)
---
Oregon seems to have no problem violating civil rights because they penalized the cake company into bankruptcy and never once considered rights of conscience.

If you're going to make Jefferson's letter the model of church and state, make sure you read to the next statement and the first clause within the statement which says the "wall" observes the "rights of conscience".

Posted by: The Federal Bureau of Doing Stuff at December 05, 2017 08:40 PM (vDqXW)

297 264 We do name draws for gifts in my husband's family, and one of the snowflake nephews, a GA Tech engineering grad, is about as liberal as they come.

---

Oh, you should get him Hans Schantz books - The Hidden Truth and A Rambling Wreck (this second book is set in Georgia Tech)
It's a scifi-ish kind of story and is explicitly anti-Liberal.
If you get the Kindle version it won't clutter anything up.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:41 PM (hMwEB)

298 I don't remember Vietnam much at all but my first TV memory is the fall of Phnom Penh, I HATED watching us flee the embassy....

when Reagan renewed our foreign strength I was thrilled.


Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:34 PM (SzZnW)

Are we long-lost brothers or something? My earliest TV memory is the Saigon embassy evacuation: https://tinyurl.com/y9yasffp
Posted by: Country Singer


Lucky. Mine's Nixon's resignation.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at December 05, 2017 08:41 PM (lLeln)

299 The reason I so distinctly remember it is because of how pissed off my dad was watching the reporting.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 08:41 PM (yzxic)

300 273 "officially" Gen X starts in 61 and ends in 81 or so.....

Which I find strange because Gen Xers are the children of Boomers, and '61 doesn't really fit.


Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:35 PM


Personally, I think there is another gen that has been overlooked that slots in between boomer and X. Different from boomers and different from X.

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 08:41 PM (qGuLD)

301 Banana Splits Guy

Was Bannon well spoken? Was he swaying the audience?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 08:41 PM (hyuyC)

302 279 I am from 1972 or right in the middle.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:25 PM (SzZnW)



We're pretty close in age. You're right about the cynical at 12 thing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:26 PM (NWiLs)

Yep, same here.
Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 08:36 PM (yzxic)


--Count me in.

My novel will be a slice of life of Gen Xers: parents divorcing, the music, the thought, the struggles, cynicism, romance, and then becoming parents. It's a tough slog, but I'll get it done in time.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:41 PM (GsAUU)

303 >>>My first TV memories are of a moon rocket launch, no idea which one. I was very young.<<<

Add to that combat in Vietnam and I think it was Cronkite, but I'm not quite sure.

Posted by: Fritz at December 05, 2017 08:42 PM (RtQsb)

304 I don't recall my first TV exposure. Probably was Saturday morning cartoons.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:42 PM (NWiLs)

305 Jane - prayers for you and your husband.

Posted by: Cheri at December 05, 2017 08:37 PM (6Yx65)


Thanks. His mother was the evilest MiL in the history of the world for many years, but in the last several mellowed out and even told me she loved me. I think she feels guilty for how awful she was toward me for so long.

I'm fond of the old girl, and I feel sorry for my husband. He never understood my grief when I lost my dad so suddenly 22 years ago, and my mother 8 years ago. They both loved my husband dearly and treated him like the son they never had.


Anyhow, it sucks especially when people are fading during the holidays. Mother died during our son's first week at Parris Island, and I couldn't even speak with him and he couldn't attend her funeral, and FiL died during son's second week in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:42 PM (ZRC8N)

306 293 Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 08:39 PM (yzxic)

I was up in Alberta, and I asked my grandfather....

why is the flag running or something like it so the story goes....

He said, "we are quitting Asia"....

it stuck with me, I hated the democrats the more I learned how much they undermined our nation at war.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:43 PM (SzZnW)

307

JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States.

Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis.

The school with 98 percent African-American enrollment is set to be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year, in a move proposed by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and staff members.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 08:43 PM (IqV8l)

308 Traffic cams are one of those things I viscerally loathed as soon as I heard about them.

Other things I had the same reaction to:

Obamacare
The "Personal Responsibility" tax
Hillary Clinton

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 08:43 PM (4ErVI)

309 Ugh, all this TV privilege! When I was growing up I had to look through our kitchen window into the neighbor's living room window to watch any tv!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (hMwEB)

310 @26- "Generation tippy cup...

Please tell me that got at least an early nomination for thread winner.

Posted by: teej at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (5cCew)

311 >>>Was Bannon well spoken? Was he swaying the audience?

It is a rally, not a lot of fence sitters out there. He is not a very dynamic speaker and does not move naturally, but like I said he is playing to a rally.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (RrhD2)

312 Or course, if '61 is the first year of Gen X....

then the first Gen X president was the mincing jackass Earflaps McWorthless that just got flushed.

Oh gaaaaaaaad. That's troubling.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, pointing and laughing. at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (7flPD)

313 Meanwhile, his siblings continue to try to be as oblivious as possible.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:26

Best wishes Jane, been there done that. Keep on supporting him, he will need it. You are good folks.

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (yJ1e6)

314 logprof

I've though of short stories of how a plucky group of patriots, of every color and binary in gender, are teamed up to find the worst of the Deep Staters Communists, and how they ending them.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (hyuyC)

315 Gen X follows the Boomers, so it you were born in that era, you are one or the other. Unless... We come up with a new generation just for you.

Can't say I blame you. I don't want to admit to being a part of any of these generations.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:33 PM (pvjTE)


Gen X doesn't directly follow the Boomers. There was a good bit of time in between. My gang were un-named in the generational discussions. The Boomers were a good bit before me and the Xers were a good bit after me. When I was growing up there was more interest in naming the decades than naming the generations - which made a lot more sense, anyway.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (8gDQu)

316 Of course, I'm only 29 years old and timeshare a time machine.

Posted by: Fritz at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (RtQsb)

317 297 264 We do name draws for gifts in my husband's family, and one of the snowflake nephews, a GA Tech engineering grad, is about as liberal as they come.

---

Oh, you should get him Hans Schantz books - The Hidden Truth and A Rambling Wreck (this second book is set in Georgia Tech)
It's a scifi-ish kind of story and is explicitly anti-Liberal.
If you get the Kindle version it won't clutter anything up.
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:41 PM (hMwEB)

Let me know where he lives so I can kick his ass.

Posted by: George P. Burdell at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (GsAUU)

318 If being called a snowflake is damaging to your mental health...I'm sorry to inform you that you are already a lunatic. Carry on...

Posted by: Orson at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (iwDK0)

319 294 Bannon looking fat at Moore rally. Smoothies not working. Sad!
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 08:40 PM (RrhD2)


Ok, he's fat. Breitbart was a little on the chubby side. So? The two of them are the most effective I have ever seen, for this modern fight of the ordinary citizen against the entrenched establishment. That's about the least "Sad!" thing I can imagine.

Posted by: Perry Mason at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (Vb4BV)

320 Jane D'oh

Is your foot finally better? I hope so.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (hyuyC)

321 307 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 08:43 PM (IqV8l)

so cheating will be encouraged as will drug use....

"excellent"

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:45 PM (SzZnW)

322 308 Traffic cams are one of those things I viscerally loathed as soon as I heard about them.

Red light cameras are a bullshit revenue scheme. Cities have been busted shortening the light change times to increase the numbers of infractions and therefore the automated tickets. Plus the companies that furnish these things often have a percentage of revenue deal with the municipal government. It's just fuckery from start to finish.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:45 PM (NWiLs)

323 #17 - "Mental Health Issues" excuses all behavioral choices.

Use it frequently, especially when your behavior is exceptionally illegal, anti-social or pathetic.

Posted by: The Big Book of Sorry-Ass Excuses at December 05, 2017 08:45 PM (sNwPN)

324 Wow that's big. Sidebar story. Mueller looking at sanctions and Flynn walks Scott free. Maybe.

Posted by: Simplemind at December 05, 2017 08:45 PM (ZuGkg)

325 >>Jackstraw - I would love to hear more of your thoughts on what you think might be going on right now with sidebar flaming skull story....

I really don't know. But I do know that Mueller isn't an idiot and he has the entire DOJ to fall back on for legal expertise. The idea that Flynn's plea might be in jeopardy because of Strzok has been bothering me all day and I'm just a random idiot on the internet, surely this occurred to Mueller. He's known about Strzok's problem since at least August if not before.

And after months of virtual silence all of a sudden information is pouring out and it seems like some big players are being exposed. Strzok wasn't operating on his own, he was put on all these various assignments and he has been tied to McCabe's hip for a long time. And I'm pretty sure Comey is being looked at as well. Nobody's really talking about McCabe right now but if they got Strzok I think they also have McCabe and who knows who else?

Yea, I do believe some of it is because of the impending OIG report but again, I don't think Mueller is blind to that investigation either.

I don't know what is going on but it feels too planned to me, including Trump's relatively mild reaction almost like none of this is coming as a surprise to him and his tweets sometimes are almost too prescient.

Hey, it's all good. I think Mueller's investigation is imploding and Flynn might eventually walk. It just seems almost scripted to me at this point.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2017 08:45 PM (/tuJf)

326 Oh, you should get him Hans Schantz books - The Hidden Truth and A Rambling Wreck (this second book is set in Georgia Tech)

It's a scifi-ish kind of story and is explicitly anti-Liberal.

If you get the Kindle version it won't clutter anything up.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:41 PM (hMwEB)


Thanks! I'm going to pass this on to my husband, too.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:45 PM (ZRC8N)

327 Impossibly effective fictional lawyer sock off.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 08:46 PM (Vb4BV)

328 310 Posted by: teej at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (5cCew)

Eh, I am "word smythe emeritus"....

that is an oldie I deployed back during the 2008 run I think.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:46 PM (SzZnW)

329 Actually sorry that was the Shared Responsibility Tax otherwise known as the mandate.

Shared Responsibility my ass when half the country isn't ever going to have to pay it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 08:46 PM (4ErVI)

330 I just checked my copy of Strauss & Howe's "The Fourth Turning", and they have Generation X starting in 1961.

(The book was published in 1997, and they call it "The 13th Generation". "Generation X" apparently hadn't been coined at that point.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 08:47 PM (sdi6R)

331 We live in interesting times. Sidebar skull times.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 08:47 PM (Vb4BV)

332 Gigli (= lilies) was the Affleck movie. Not that I ever watched it. I just like reading reviews that trash bad movies, similar to how I like reading blogs that trash bad politics. I can't bear much exposure to either the movies or the politics.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 08:47 PM (/qEW2)

333 Plus the companies that furnish these things often have a percentage of revenue deal with the municipal government. It's just fuckery from start to finish.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 05, 2017 08:45 PM (NWiLs)

I am pretty sure in face colander times, those won't survive.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 05, 2017 08:47 PM (tbOMB)

334 teej

You going to Phoenix? We can't.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 08:47 PM (hyuyC)

335 Jane D'oh



Is your foot finally better? I hope so.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (hyuyC)


Nope. Doc told me last week another 4-6 more weeks in the cast.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (ZRC8N)

336 Personally I think Gen X are baby boomer kids, which makes their start at the very end of the Boomer gen not make a whole lot of sense. I think there's a gap, a generation between Boomer/X that is ignored and prefers it that way. Kids that grew up watching hippies be morons and repelled by their antics. Kids who thought the disco generation was disgusting.


Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:39 PM


Agreed. That whole stretch that was dominated culturally by the young from around the mid 70's to mid or late 80's can't be easily squeezed into boomer or X. It's not everything, but the whole punk and post punk thing was a pretty big fuck you to boomers and probably too volatile to be gen X.

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (qGuLD)

337 Holy freakin...

Evan McMullin was making fun of people who mocked Flake's donation to a Democrat. So I asked him:

Which principles are those he's standing up for? Tax and spend leftism? Late term abortion?

Exactly what conservative principles do you even have left??


And McMullin's response was... I'm not making this up:

Those are conservative principles you confused Trumpkin. It's not your party.

http://tinyurl.com/y9c2tsqt

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (39g3+)

338 308 Traffic cams are one of those things I viscerally loathed as soon as I heard about them.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 08:43 PM (4ErVI)

++++

I don't mind red light cameras as long as they are setup to emphasize safety instead of revenues. No short yellows designed to result in more red light infractions. That's how the dishonest jurisdictions up revenues while decreasing safety.

Speed cameras are pure evil.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (FUu/Z)

339 330 Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 08:47 PM (sdi6R)

Eh "maybe" WWE was using "D-generation X" as a wagging tail indicator Gen X was already in use by 1997.

The Xmen comics were referring to Generation X by 1990 IIRC.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (SzZnW)

340 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (SHOba)

341 Jane D'oh

Now that is sad. I hope your husband is now more supportive. And that the time passes quickly.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 08:49 PM (hyuyC)

342 Of course, generations blend into each other gradually. There is no hard and fast demarcation between when one generation ends and the next one begins.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 08:50 PM (sdi6R)

343 260 Apparently a business plan for a bikini funeral home drawn up on a bar napkin was "unserious" or something.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 05, 2017 08:31 PM (tMFgx)


Yeah, nothing drawn on a napkin ever gets taken seriously.

Posted by: Arthur Laffer at December 05, 2017 08:50 PM (Vb4BV)

344 And McMullin's response was... I'm not making this up:



Those are conservative principles you confused Trumpkin. It's not your party.



http://tinyurl.com/y9c2tsqt

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (39g3+)


F*ck that walking thumb in particular.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:50 PM (ZRC8N)

345 Gen X doesn't directly follow the Boomers. There was a good bit of time in between. My gang were un-named in the generational discussions. The Boomers were a good bit before me and the Xers were a good bit after me. When I was growing up there was more interest in naming the decades than naming the generations - which made a lot more sense, anyway.


Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM


Word.

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 08:50 PM (qGuLD)

346 314 logprof

I've though of short stories of how a plucky group of patriots, of every color and binary in gender, are teamed up to find the worst of the Deep Staters Communists, and how they ending them.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (hyuyC)

--Go for it!

The world needs more material like that.

My novel is probably going to be almost zero anything explicitly political . . . but with a lot of conservative undercurrents.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:50 PM (GsAUU)

347 >>Speed cameras are pure evil.


I never leave the house without a gorilla mask.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:50 PM (QmIMb)

348 Several months ago a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses were moving through the neighborhood. I greeted them at the door in my boxers holding a can of beer. It was 9:00 am.

They didn't stay around for hardly thirty seconds.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 08:15 PM (4ErVI)

---

I always try to keep some pamphlets from our church on hand to pass around and immediately begin discussing with them before inviting them to join us this Sunday.

Tremendous fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - carried over to a good chunk of the Russian population via Mongol rape at December 05, 2017 08:51 PM (y8m+O)

349
(The book was published in 1997, and they call it "The 13th Generation". "Generation X" apparently hadn't been coined at that point.
Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 08:47 PM (sdi6R)


Ahem.

Posted by: Douglas Coupland at December 05, 2017 08:51 PM (GsAUU)

350 While admittedly biased as a member, I think the worst you can say of Gen X is we were cynical at 12 and understood we lacked the numbers to drag the boomers towards sanity and were too silent as Donkey Party debauched US morals.
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 07:51 PM (SzZnW)
--------------------------------
It would be nice if more of you Gen Xers could vote like adults though, wouldn't it?

The supposedly left-wing Boomers had the sense to reject McGovern soundly even when they were 18-24 yrs old. And they voted against Obama in both 2008 and 2012, the only age demo to do so.

I wonder why you think GenX is more sane or less morally debauched than the Boomers. I mean the REAL ones, not the media caricatures.

I also wonder if Millennials are really as pathetic as they are made out to be. Maybe they are like the Boomers in that their whole generation is being defined by a super-loud minority.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 05, 2017 08:51 PM (0jtPF)

351 "That whole stretch that was dominated culturally by the young from around the mid 70's to mid or late 80's can't be easily squeezed into boomer or X."

Interesting theory. And I am in that cohort.

Gen Best, yo.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, pointing and laughing. at December 05, 2017 08:51 PM (7flPD)

352 Dan Bongino was on Tucker earlier, and said anyone on either side of the aisle who isn't scared to death of a weaponized FBI, should be.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:51 PM (ZRC8N)

353 >>>Ok, he's fat. That's about the least "Sad!" thing I can imagine.

Bannon is an apocalyptic disruptive fatty. I enjoy chuckling at his failures. Like his Smoothie diet. No wonder he is so jealous of McMaster.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 08:52 PM (RrhD2)

354 309 Ugh, all this TV privilege! When I was growing up I had to look through our kitchen window into the neighbor's living room window to watch any tv!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (hMwEB)

++++

Heh. When I was an underage teen, we used to get a case of beer and make camp in the woods next to a drive-in. No sound, but we could get shitfaced while watching whatever was playing.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:52 PM (pvjTE)

355 Have we had any millenials come in and whine that we're being too mean to millenials? These threads usually bring out one of those.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 05, 2017 08:52 PM (z/Ubi)

356 The Giglio stuff sounds like it could prompt a judicial decision that Mueller's prosecution is out of control.

It would be a travesty if Mueller were to succeed railroading Flynn simply because he's utterly destroyed his ability to fight for his rights.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 08:53 PM (oVJmc)

357 I don't mind red light cameras as long as they are setup to emphasize safety instead of revenues.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (FUu/Z)


But they're illegal. There's a reason why a cop has to stop you and check your driver's license in order to issue you a ticket. If those cameras were legal then cops wouldn't have to stop anyone but would just note the license plate and mail a ticket to the owner. But they can't ... because it's illegal. If it were legal cops would have been doing that for decades.

Furthermore, this is all obvious because the tickets issued by the red-light cameras and speed cameras aren't even moving violations. They are just ticketing the car and then fining the owner ... which is nothing but legalistic bullshit. But they do that so that people will just pay the fine, be happy they aren't getting points and then try to forget it. But these remote ticketing schemes are all illegal and any court with integrity (not that we have any of those left) would throw them all out.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 08:53 PM (8gDQu)

358 337
And McMullin's response was... I'm not making this up:

Those are conservative principles you confused Trumpkin. It's not your party.

http://tinyurl.com/y9c2tsqt
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (39g3+)


Ask him if One World Government is a "conservative principle".

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 08:53 PM (sdi6R)

359 353 >>>Ok, he's fat. That's about the least "Sad!" thing I can imagine.

Bannon is an apocalyptic disruptive fatty. I enjoy chuckling at his failures. Like his Smoothie diet. No wonder he is so jealous of McMaster.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 08:52 PM (RrhD2)


You omitted some words in between. You know, the ones that made my argument; the ones that the last sentence were actually tied to. Why did you do that?

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 08:53 PM (Vb4BV)

360 I always try to keep some pamphlets from our church on hand to pass around and immediately begin discussing with them before inviting them to join us this Sunday.

Tremendous fun.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - carried over to a good chunk of the Russian population via Mongol rape at December 05, 2017 08:51 PM (y8m+O)
------
I ask them if they would like to meet WeaselDog as she barks and snarls at the door.

Posted by: Weasel at December 05, 2017 08:54 PM (Sfs6o)

361 AYFKM, people?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 05, 2017 08:54 PM (a61qO)

362 Mom and dad were really careful about what TV we could watch and when. We were allowed to watch shows on TV, and when they were done, the TV was shut off. I remember when Electric Company was first announced in the TV Guide asking if I could watch it.

Is that even on the air any more? That was a great show.

When I was an underage teen, we used to get a case of beer and make camp in the woods next to a drive-in.

Yeah my brothers used to sneak out and cross the onion fields to the local drive in and watch naked girls on the screen. Who needs sound when you have boobs?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:54 PM (39g3+)

363 I don't mind red light cameras as long as they are setup to emphasize safety instead of revenues. No short yellows designed to result in more red light infractions. That's how the dishonest jurisdictions up revenues while decreasing safety.



All of those no turn on red cameras are a complete scam to rake in money

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2017 08:54 PM (SiINZ)

364 The "snowflake generation" is a disparaging term now commonly used to refer to young people, who are perceived to be over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement

========

The "religion of pieces" is a disparaging term now commonly used to refer to Muslim people, who are perceived to be over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement.

There seems to be a lot of this going around nowadays. Now affecting +1 billion, plus a handful of grievance studies majors on US campuses.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 08:54 PM (/qEW2)

365 My parents charged an hour of reading for every 15 minutes of TV during the week.

Homework reading was not valid.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:54 PM (QmIMb)

366 Evan McMullin, another sterling example of our Intelligence Community.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 08:54 PM (oVJmc)

367 355 Have we had any millenials come in and whine that we're being too mean to millenials? These threads usually bring out one of those.
Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 05, 2017 08:52 PM (z/Ubi)

___________

If we switched to a cursive font we'd eliminate most of them. It'd be like a secret code.

Posted by: Lily(former Bronco Superfan) now of AoSHQ assassin in the night at December 05, 2017 08:55 PM (vfC/C)

368 350 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 05, 2017 08:51 PM (0jtPF)

The majority of the staff where I work are under 30....

the cutoff line is 25 here in Butte.

If you are over 25 you are recognizable as something approaching a traditional American if under 25 you are likely a snowflake.

I am unsure how a nation that had young men running farms at 15-17 years old in the 19-teens managed in a hundred years to morph the age of majority to 26 years old but here we sit.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:55 PM (SzZnW)

369 Ask him if One World Government is a "conservative principle".

I'm surprised he responded at all. Usually those blue check guys ignore anyone too lowly to have a confirmed account.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:55 PM (39g3+)

370 Wow. The rare side bar flaming skull.

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 08:55 PM (LnOh3)

371
Dan Bongino was on Tucker earlier, and said anyone on either side of the
aisle who isn't scared to death of a weaponized FBI, should be.
---

I saw that as well, but I disagree to some extent.

The FBI has been weaponized politically. By Democrats.

So anyone who is a Democrat doesn't have to worry.

It's the non-Democrats that are screwed. Look at the current investigations and tell me I'm wrong.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 08:56 PM (aT+Bx)

372 Note to self: Stay away from New Brighton, MN land of carrots in chili and endless trembling jello salads.

Posted by: Fewenuff at December 05, 2017 08:56 PM (gHE26)

373

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 05, 2017 08:51 PM (0jtPF)

Thank you.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 08:56 PM (IqV8l)

374 Those are conservative principles you confused Trumpkin. It's not your party.

http://tinyurl.com/y9c2tsqt
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (39g3+)

--And I thought my estimation of McMuffin could not get lower.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:56 PM (GsAUU)

375 "Red light cameras that are set up to emphasize safety" sounds like the profitable all-items recycling programs.

Can anyone show me evidence of a single one?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - carried over to a good chunk of the Russian population via Mongol rape at December 05, 2017 08:56 PM (y8m+O)

376 If we switched to a cursive font we'd eliminate most of them. It'd be like a secret code.

Posted by: Lily(former Bronco Superfan) now of AoSHQ assassin in the night at December 05, 2017 08:55 PM (vfC/C)


LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 08:56 PM (8gDQu)

377 362 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:54 PM (39g3+)

Ah but Mr Taylor in Fairborn Ohio we had an X-rated Drive In theater directly next to the Skating Rink and the final approach glidepath for WPAFB's runway.....

it was "educational"

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:57 PM (SzZnW)

378 Da, tovarisch, ya russkie bot. Yobe tvoyu mat na pamyatnikye tvoyova otsa. .

Posted by: no good deed at December 05, 2017 08:57 PM (eIQHF)

379 367
If we switched to a cursive font we'd eliminate most of them. It'd be like a secret code.
Posted by: Lily(former Bronco Superfan) now of AoSHQ assassin in the night at December 05, 2017 08:55 PM (vfC/C)


That's the fault of the educational system, not the Millennials per se.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 08:57 PM (sdi6R)

380 >>the cutoff line is 25 here in Butte.


If you have an entire 25 chromosomes they make you the Mayor!

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:57 PM (QmIMb)

381
Is your foot finally better? I hope so.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 08:44 PM (hyuyC)

Nope. Doc told me last week another 4-6 more weeks in the cast.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (ZRC8N)









Like I recommended a couple of days ago, whacking people with your cane as they walk by in abject terror will go a long ways towards brightening your mood.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2017 08:57 PM (eXA4G)

382
"Snowflakes"

"Your label doesn't upset us - snowflakes join together and unite to form snowballs! Snowballs join together and unite to form snow forts! Snow forts over time unite even more and become ice forts! And ice forts are strong and impregnible, because they're formed from snowflakes - like us!"

"And then the sun -- and global warming, by the way -- melts the ice forts ... "

* pauses * "Mommmmm! He called us 'snowflakes'!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 08:58 PM (pNxlR)

383 >>the cutoff line is 25 here in Butte.


25 Permanent Teeth?

Prom Queen

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:58 PM (QmIMb)

384 Call me that again and I'll hit you with my participation trophy!

Posted by: Special Snowflake at December 05, 2017 08:58 PM (O5Q3r)

385 It's an interesting moment, isn't it? Our enemies aren't even trying at the moment. I suppose they will be later, when they decide what they are, but not now.

Egg McMuffin: Basically admitting he's a Democrat (see quotes earlier in this thread)
Nancy Pelosi: Making her earlier self seem sane (R tax bill worst ever to go through Congress, anyone who supports it should move out of CA)
NeverTrumpers (many): Admitting they are Democrats.
Snowflakes: So incoherent, they barely qualify as an enemy, more the sort of half-passed-out drunk you used to step over in the Bowery

Not sure what exactly is going on, but it's something

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 08:59 PM (Vb4BV)

386 336 Personally I think Gen X are baby boomer kids, which makes their start at the very end of the Boomer gen not make a whole lot of sense. I think there's a gap, a generation between Boomer/X that is ignored and prefers it that way. Kids that grew up watching hippies be morons and repelled by their antics. Kids who thought the disco generation was disgusting.


Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:39 PM


Agreed. That whole stretch that was dominated culturally by the young from around the mid 70's to mid or late 80's can't be easily squeezed into boomer or X. It's not everything, but the whole punk and post punk thing was a pretty big fuck you to boomers and probably too volatile to be gen X.
Posted by: otho



A Generation within a Generation? Interesting. My favorite rock band as a teen was RUSH. Punk was ok, but didn't influence me too much. 80's era teen here.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 08:59 PM (eLdT9)

387 The supposedly left-wing Boomers had the sense to reject McGovern soundly even when they were 18-24 yrs old.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 05, 2017 08:51 PM (0jtPF)

--I don't think 18 year-olds could vote for or against McGovern in 1972.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 08:59 PM (GsAUU)

388 It's like Mueller never watched My Cousin Vinnie

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 08:59 PM (LnOh3)

389 'Silverbow Snowflake' would make a good country song.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:59 PM (QmIMb)

390 Oldie but goodie sven.

NaCly, that's the first I've heard about where our boys are headed.
Fiesta Bowl?

Naw. I can't afford that.

I will be in your town for 3 nights in Feb. Staying at Holiday Inn across from campus. Classes and testing for superpave certification.
Won't have much time but I'm sure I can find an hour or two ones of those nights.
I'll let you know the dates.

Posted by: teej at December 05, 2017 09:00 PM (5cCew)

391 380 Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:57 PM (QmIMb)

You laugh but it is true....

the HOSPITAL ran out of liquid nitrogen yesterday.....

this town would make Corky Thatcher king for a decade.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:00 PM (SzZnW)

392 in Fairborn Ohio we had an X-rated Drive In theater directly next to the Skating Rink

I can't even figure out how that works. Movies you won't let anyone under 18 in to see... but broadcast on a sheet 30 feet tall in the open air???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 09:00 PM (39g3+)

393 >>>You omitted some words in between. You know, the ones that made my argument; the ones that the last sentence were actually tied to. Why did you do that?

I do not consider Fat Bannon effective. He is disruptive, that is why he was fired.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 09:00 PM (RrhD2)

394
The WW2 Gen was SINCERELY happy to have suet sandwiches in their youth for God's sake....the thing is America's rage to succeed has waned every decade we have walked from contact with direct Great Depression survivors.

They are damn near all gone now, and Americans have not known sincere total want for half a century.
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:09 PM (SzZnW)
--------------------------------
And this is what gets me about the snowflakes whining. If I don't work, I don't eat and it's been like that for mumblemumblemumble years. Yet, I know I've got it good, because I've got food on the table, a nice cozy house and a loving wife. And, I also don't have time to complain, because, again, I need to work.

Yet, these boneheads complain and don't get that having the time to complain is the ultimate luxury. Generations past just didn't have time for such nonsense because they couldn't spare the time, what with having to put food on the table and all.

Posted by: blake at December 05, 2017 09:00 PM (WEBkv)

395 389 Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:59 PM (QmIMb)

"We're all on the same team here in scenic Silverbow County....HOME OF THE BERKELEY PIT*!"

*a trillion dollar superfund boondoggle

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:01 PM (SzZnW)

396
--I don't think 18 year-olds could vote for or against McGovern in 1972.
Posted by: logprof


The voting age in Kentucky was 18.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 09:01 PM (IqV8l)

397 Regarding Disney and Fox:

Fox owns the distribution rights to Star Wars, later called episode 4 A New Hope. Any dvd or bluray sales of episode 4, Fox gets a chunk of that.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 05, 2017 09:02 PM (6n332)

398 396 The voting age in Kentucky was 18.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 09:01 PM (IqV8l)


Bourbon accelerates maturity; Jagermeister retards it.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 09:03 PM (Vb4BV)

399 >>You laugh but it is true....


Dude.


Butte's no secret.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:03 PM (QmIMb)

400 Call me that again and I'll hit you with my participation trophy!

You know I don't consider myself an especially tough guy. I don't work out, box, jog, I am not some martial artist or anything. I've never been in the military, my health would have washed me out anyway.

But some people, when they hit you? You barely notice. I had one kid get mad at me and punch me in the stomach over and over again, he was like a year younger than I.

I barely noticed, it was like he was faking it. But he was all into it, hard as he could manage.

I am pretty sure I can take a snowflake's punch.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 09:03 PM (39g3+)

401 Skating away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSYH0_YQE54

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 05, 2017 09:03 PM (vWMNq)

402 I got 3 words for the snowflakes: I. don't. care.

You're called "snowflakes" because each one of you is unique and beautiful and complete like your mommy thinks you are.

But you melt with the slightest heat--but united, you freeze the ground and bring on winter.

This is really an extreme form of what I see as liberal mindset. In my theory liberalism is self-flattery. Thus, liberals have long just dodged any negative attribute. They were not greedy, greedy is bad. They were not careless, careless sounds bad. They were enlightened, because everything they heard about enlightened sounded pretty good on you, so, yes, they'll take that.

And they attributed positive things to themselves, but the difference was that they wanted to avoid negative descriptions by at least not seeing themselves that way, and acting a little less that way to prove it to themselves.

However, I've been noticing that the cycle of denial can accelerate. I think this has to do with value of victimization. Whatever negatives you describe them with is really not something they have to worry about; you're just a hater. And your bad opinion of them is just hate.

You like Trump. He's a hater. You shouldn't like Trump and so that you do just shows how off the rungs you are--and how hateful you are--because you chose his white supremacy over not being a hater.

The idea is to reflexively emphasize the horror that is you, so that they can all the quicker discount anything negative feedback.

This is that again. I'm calling them "snowflakes" because I like to hate on people. It's nothing they're doing. It's all about what a moral outrage I am.

The zero-analysis discipline of zero-tolerance, combined with group-think, combined with an ever-accelerating cycle of deflection.

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 09:03 PM (vDqXW)

403 394
Generations past just didn't have time for such nonsense because they couldn't spare the time, what with having to put food on the table and all.
Posted by: blake at December 05, 2017 09:00 PM (WEBkv)


There are rich people and poor people in every generation, including during the Depression.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 09:04 PM (sdi6R)

404 I really don't know. But I do know that Mueller
isn't an idiot and he has the entire DOJ to fall back on for legal
expertise. The idea that Flynn's plea might be in jeopardy because of
Strzok has been bothering me all day and I'm just a random idiot on the
internet, surely this occurred to Mueller. He's known about Strzok's
problem since at least August if not before.



And after months of virtual silence all of a sudden information is
pouring out and it seems like some big players are being exposed. Strzok
wasn't operating on his own, he was put on all these various
assignments and he has been tied to McCabe's hip for a long time. And
I'm pretty sure Comey is being looked at as well. Nobody's really
talking about McCabe right now but if they got Strzok I think they also
have McCabe and who knows who else?



Yea, I do believe some of it is because of the impending OIG report
but again, I don't think Mueller is blind to that investigation either.



I don't know what is going on but it feels too planned to me,
including Trump's relatively mild reaction almost like none of this is
coming as a surprise to him and his tweets sometimes are almost too
prescient.



Hey, it's all good. I think Mueller's investigation is imploding and
Flynn might eventually walk. It just seems almost scripted to me at
this point.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2017 08:45 PM (/tuJf)
Thanks for your thoughts....I appreciate your insight on this Mueller investigation - you keep me hopeful that it will all end well for Trump, et al.

Posted by: Delicate Jeffflake at December 05, 2017 09:04 PM (+5mLF)

405 Evan McMullin, another sterling example of our increasingly inaccurately named Intelligence Community.

FIFY.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at December 05, 2017 09:04 PM (lLeln)

406 Bannon vaporized Romney at this rally. It was really a pleasure to listen to.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at December 05, 2017 09:04 PM (AZD0r)

407
The voting age in Kentucky was 18.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 09:01 PM (IqV8l)


As it was everywhere for federal elections, starting with the 1972 election.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 09:04 PM (pNxlR)

408 392 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 09:00 PM (39g3+)

so it was like this....

There were thirty foot tall fences that tempested the view BUT we were an athletic lot in Fairborn....

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/18601

"TRUE STORY"

it was a zoning kerfuffle and every once in a bit the USAF chopper jocks would hover over the Haddix Apartments to watch....

it must have been like "Close Encounters of the 69th Kind"

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:04 PM (SzZnW)

409 'Silverbow Snowflake' would make a good country song.
Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:59 PM

Or a My Little Pony character.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 05, 2017 09:04 PM (a61qO)

410 I don't remember my first TV exposure either. Maybe a rerun of "Underdog".

What I do remember is that the first ever video game I played on the home TV was Pong!

Top that, Millenials.

Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 09:05 PM (EzdLW)

411 Those are conservative principles you confused Trumpkin. It's not your party.

http://tinyurl.com/y9c2tsqt
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (39g3+)

-----

Funny CRT being called a Trumpkin.

Next step for you is White Nationalist.

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 09:06 PM (LnOh3)

412 Call me that again and I'll hit you with my participation trophy!

Posted by: Special Snowflake at December 05, 2017 08:58 PM (O5Q3r)
---
All snowflakes are special, snowflake.

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 09:06 PM (vDqXW)

413 Ah, 26th Amendment was 1971.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:06 PM (GsAUU)

414 357 I don't mind red light cameras as long as they are setup to emphasize safety instead of revenues.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (FUu/Z)

But they're illegal. There's a reason why a cop has to stop you and check your driver's license in order to issue you a ticket. If those cameras were legal then cops wouldn't have to stop anyone but would just note the license plate and mail a ticket to the owner. But they can't ... because it's illegal. If it were legal cops would have been doing that for decades.

Furthermore, this is all obvious because the tickets issued by the red-light cameras and speed cameras aren't even moving violations. They are just ticketing the car and then fining the owner ... which is nothing but legalistic bullshit. But they do that so that people will just pay the fine, be happy they aren't getting points and then try to forget it. But these remote ticketing schemes are all illegal and any court with integrity (not that we have any of those left) would throw them all out.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 08:53 PM (8gDQu)

++++

No, they're no illegal. The way they get around it is they have a cop review any infraction before the citation issues. They do send it to the registered owner of the vehicle, and then they let the owner off if the owner id's someone else who was driving.

Not sure how they resolve it if the guy who got ratted out disputes it. I suppose they could try to go by the photo of the driver once they have it narrowed down.

Have you ever seen a red light citation from a camera system? I have. It was a fleet vehicle, so the company id'd the driver who was driving the vehicle at the time of the citation. It had multiple pictures, including the driver. The company told the employee they were id'ing him, so he should expect something in his mail.The employee in question just paid it, since he didn't want to screw with his job.

Accidents caused by someone running a red are some of the most destructive and deadly kinds of accidents. As long as they have the lights setup to emphasize safety and have checks built in to protect those that are falsely accused, they are a good thing.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 09:07 PM (pvjTE)

415 One issue with "millenials" is that there is a big difference between the older cohort and the younger. My father has taught high school for about thirty-seven years now, and he told me a couple years ago that there was a very big difference in attitude and culture between the older millenials such as myself and the kids he was teaching then. My brother, whose commentary on his own generation I linked to last week, remarks that there had been a huge shift in the military between when he went in (around the beginning of Obama's first term) and the recruits he tries to whip into shape now.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 09:07 PM (bZ7mE)

416 392 in Fairborn Ohio we had an X-rated Drive In theater directly next to the Skating Rink

I can't even figure out how that works. Movies you won't let anyone under 18 in to see... but broadcast on a sheet 30 feet tall in the open air???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor



In the mid-late 80s, the drive in outside of New Castle, PA (Union Township) mainly showed porn.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 09:07 PM (eLdT9)

417 it must have been like "Close Encounters of the 69th Kind"


Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:04 PM (SzZnW)


Heh, sort of like this gem that used to operate near my alma mater (the comment tells you all you need to know):
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/54631

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 09:08 PM (yzxic)

418 Next step for you is White Nationalist.

Hes right though, I'm not a Republican. I have been one for about 30 hours one primary so I could vote in it in Oregon. Then I switched back to independent.

What I do remember is that the first ever video game I played on the home TV was Pong!

Yeah dad brought home that console one day when I was in high school. Played it quite a bit, but those games were actually really hard.

Man I spent so much money on arcades. Its crazy how fast those quarters disappeared.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 09:08 PM (39g3+)

419 But research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 per cent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied, while 74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people's mental health.

========

The important questions: is the term being unfairly applied? Why trust the opinions of the people being criticized, most of whom are not experts in mental health?

How are we defining mental health? Is resiliency a characteristic? Is objective self assessment a characteristic?

These people are already mentally unhealthy. Calling them out merely exposes this fact. If I shine a light under a rock, it doesn't create the disgusting creatures there, it just exposes them. So the epithet doesn't have a "negative effect". That's just emotional blackmail. It may be the first step to recovery.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 09:09 PM (/qEW2)

420 410 I don't remember my first TV exposure either. Maybe a rerun of "Underdog".

What I do remember is that the first ever video game I played on the home TV was Pong!

Top that, Millenials.
Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 09:05 PM (EzdLW)

--River Raid was the shit.

When I was in middle school there was word that a dude got it for his birthday or Christmas, but his dad played it so much that he fried the chip in the cartridge.

Damn, I miss those 2600 games.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:09 PM (GsAUU)

421 Teacher (Benefit)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoI8meVAySE

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 05, 2017 09:10 PM (vWMNq)

422 The linchpin of this mess is John P Carlin. He must certainly know everything considering he was the Assistant AG for National Security during the Obama admin spying on the Trump campaign and then resigned abruptly in Oct 2016.

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 09:10 PM (LnOh3)

423 A Generation within a Generation? Interesting. My favorite rock band as a teen was RUSH. Punk was ok, but didn't influence me too much. 80's era teen here.


Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 08:59 PM


I think so. That, or a completely different and as yet unnamed gen. I'm not suggesting that one had to be "into" punk to be a part of it. Just that it is a massive indicator of that gen, and an pervasive influence culturally.

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 09:10 PM (qGuLD)

424 416 Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 09:07 PM (eLdT9)

417 Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 09:08 PM (yzxic)

It's good to know I was not alone in my municipal debaucheries....

I knew who Nina Hartley was at 15 for God's sake.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:10 PM (SzZnW)

425 Silverbow Snowflake is Ace's Grindr Handle.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:10 PM (QmIMb)

426 Sven, math is hard for them.

Closet Cases of the Neurotic Kind.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 05, 2017 09:10 PM (HpeUK)

427 CIA director Mike Pompeo handles Leon Panetta.

https://twitter.com/DaveNYviii/status/937217209511931904

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2017 09:10 PM (rnAwa)

428 this town would make Corky Thatcher king for a decade.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:00 PM (SzZnW)

That's the Down's guy from the tv show, right?

I remember he was the butt of a lot of jokes back in the day. They were funny too, but I imagine it wouldn't go over well today.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 09:11 PM (4ErVI)

429 365 My parents charged an hour of reading for every 15 minutes of TV during the week.

Homework reading was not valid.
Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 08:54 PM (QmIMb)

===

Was their theory that 15 minutes of TV deleted an hour of book learning from your brain? Seems like a steep price. Just one episode of Star Trek would be 4 hours of reading!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2017 09:11 PM (EZebt)

430 I remember watching the Moon Landing. And my mother watching 'Dark Shadows.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 09:11 PM (oVJmc)

431 Say, why aren't there more Millennials here? If this site had existed when I was shaking off my high school leftism-by default, I'd have been on it like Rosie O'Donnell on a fritter with SSRIs in it.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 09:11 PM (Vb4BV)

432 426 Posted by: Anna Puma at December 05, 2017 09:10 PM (HpeUK)

"Math is an artifical construct used by older Americans to enslave us"

//Ethan Krupp-BARN!

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:12 PM (SzZnW)

433 >>I think so. That, or a completely different and as yet unnamed gen. I'm not suggesting that one had to be "into" punk to be a part of it. Just that it is a massive indicator of that gen, and an pervasive influence culturally.



Nah - A HUGE portion of the Punk Movement was completely American. DIY Music. Simple. Honest.
Some of it as good as Rock and Roll gets.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:12 PM (QmIMb)

434 Jesus, didn't anybody tell you folks that Butte is just a refueling and rest stop area on the way to the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park?

Posted by: Fritz at December 05, 2017 09:12 PM (RtQsb)

435 428 Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 09:11 PM (4ErVI)

"Every generation needs a hero coach!"

//C Thatcher esq Life Goes On

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:13 PM (SzZnW)

436 And EVERYTHING would have went through his office: FISA warrant requests, unmasking requests, classified investigations, etc.

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 09:13 PM (LnOh3)

437 Say, why aren't there more Millennials here?

Blogs are for old people. You have to like, read and stuff.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 09:13 PM (39g3+)

438 These lilies want their lives to be a bumper lane bowling league.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at December 05, 2017 09:13 PM (hUqh+)

439 434 Posted by: Fritz at December 05, 2017 09:12 PM (RtQsb)

My livelihood relies on it.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:13 PM (SzZnW)

440 Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2017 08:45 PM (/tuJf)

Im pretty sure Snoozy McSnoozerson is gonna come out if this as either a feckless GOPe tool or one of the greatest tacticians of the war on he deep state. I have my doubts about the latter. Only time will tell. But I do know that the longer Mueller and his minions are allowed to run free, the harder it will be to hold them accountable.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 05, 2017 09:13 PM (UaOJc)

441 I'm whining here... spent 3 hours at the hospital with mom trying to figure why her eye suddenly shut 2 months ago. Kudos to the neurologist though, she was awesome and demanded a CT scan right now! So... 3 hours later after bloodwork and CT we are waiting. Either a small stroke or a blood vessel pressing on the optic nerve. I've been battling a stomach virus of some type for 3 days and felt like shit. Only starting to feel human this evening. It's turned bitter cold. Almost 70 degrees Sunday now it feels like the fucking North Pole out there.

Blech... can I just hibernate now?

Posted by: Jewells45can handle your jewels at December 05, 2017 09:14 PM (CNHr1)

442 >>Was their theory that 15 minutes of TV deleted an hour of book learning from your brain? Seems like a steep price. Just one episode of Star Trek would be 4 hours of reading!


Their theory was that for every 1/2 hour of brain numbing you would pay 2 hours of staying out of their fucking hair.

...and they would scold me for reading at the dinner table. So that was out.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:14 PM (QmIMb)

443 433 Nah - A HUGE portion of the Punk Movement was completely American. DIY Music. Simple. Honest.
Some of it as good as Rock and Roll gets.
Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:12 PM (QmIMb)


Not American, but I once went to see the Clash, for grins, and it was one of the best concerts I ever went to, leaving some favorite bands out of the picture.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 09:14 PM (Vb4BV)

444 in Fairborn Ohio we had an X-rated Drive In theater directly next to the Skating Rink and the final approach glidepath for WPAFB's runway.....

it was "educational"
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:57 PM (SzZnW)


Must not be any X-rated drive-ins near NAS Whidbey Island. Navy pilots have to use their imaginations in the sky.

Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 09:14 PM (EzdLW)

445 Say, why aren't there more Millennials here? If this site had existed when I was shaking off my high school leftism-by default, I'd have been on it like Rosie O'Donnell on a fritter with SSRIs in it.

There are a number of us here. We just know better than to get in the way when the horde is in a good lather.

Besides, I suspect that most of us are too fond of our own generation either.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 09:15 PM (bZ7mE)

446 But research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 per cent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied, while 74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people's mental health.

Do these snowflakes know they're proving they're snowflakes?

Posted by: t-bird at December 05, 2017 09:15 PM (TUE05)

447 Nah - A HUGE portion of the Punk Movement was completely American. DIY Music. Simple. Honest.
Some of it as good as Rock and Roll gets.


Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:12 PM


Fuck yeah. It's always baffled me that it's a cultural/gen factor that appears to be overlooked or hand waved away in the classification pigeon holes.

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 09:15 PM (qGuLD)

448 444 Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 09:14 PM (EzdLW)

Wasn't the pilot a chick?

It may have been "simple longing..."

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:15 PM (SzZnW)

449 I would have given anything to see The Minutemen back in the day.

Husker Du, too.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:15 PM (QmIMb)

450 445 There are a number of us here. We just know better than to get in the way when the horde is in a good lather.
Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 09:15 PM (bZ7mE)


Best. Stealth. Millennial. Nick. Ever.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 09:16 PM (Vb4BV)

451 431 Say, why aren't there more Millennials here? If this site had existed when I was shaking off my high school leftism-by default, I'd have been on it like Rosie O'Donnell on a fritter with SSRIs in it.
Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 09:11 PM (Vb4BV)



There are actually quite a few of the older "millennials" if you want to get down to the supposed start of that generation. I apparently count in that. There are a few others that are younger that pop up from time to time.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 05, 2017 09:16 PM (z/Ubi)

452 431 Say, why aren't there more Millennials here? If this site had existed when I was shaking off my high school leftism-by default, I'd have been on it like Rosie O'Donnell on a fritter with SSRIs in it.
Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 09:11 PM (Vb4BV)


Would they stick around for the abuse we heap upon them?

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:16 PM (/A+Cl)

453 Cora Segal needs to belly flop on Ethan Krupp.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 05, 2017 09:16 PM (HpeUK)

454 Those are conservative principles you confused Trumpkin. It's not your party.

http://tinyurl.com/y9c2tsqt
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (39g3+)



According to McMuffin donating money to liberal Democrats is upholding conservative principals. War is peace. Freedom is slavery.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2017 09:16 PM (SiINZ)

455 Dharma for One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-lU1IPjRbk

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 05, 2017 09:17 PM (vWMNq)

456 If I even get a whiff of SJW I'm outta there. FTP

Posted by: torabora at December 05, 2017 09:17 PM (6dFYM)

457 I once went to see the Clash, for grins, and it was one of the best concerts I ever went to, leaving some favorite bands out of the picture.

Pete Townshend loved the Clash, he considered them the future of rock and roll.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 09:17 PM (39g3+)

458 According to McMuffin donating money to liberal
Democrats is upholding conservative principals. War is peace. Freedom is
slavery.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2017 09:16 PM (SiINZ)


And ultimately, "Arbeit Macht Frei".

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 09:17 PM (yzxic)

459 I saw Husker Du once. I was a late Boomer who came of age in the 70s, but liked 60s music more, but also dabbled in punk a little.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 09:18 PM (sdi6R)

460 Don't know about anyone else but all these first tv memories are showing my age.
I was almost nine the first time The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan.
Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese were doing baseball's game of the week.
Before that was The Lone Ranger and Sky King.
All black and white of course.

Posted by: teej at December 05, 2017 09:18 PM (5cCew)

461 Best. Stealth. Millennial. Nick. Ever.

I guess that there are a lot of people who don't realize that Grey Fox is a species name, as distinct from a Red Fox.

Also, I started getting grey at 17 years old, so...

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 09:18 PM (bZ7mE)

462 River Raid was the shit.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:09 PM (GsAUU)


River Raid! My favorite 2600 game.

I seem to remember what I thought (at the time) was a cool TV ad for it.

brb, gonna look for it on Youtube

Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 09:18 PM (EzdLW)

463 Yeah, nothing drawn on a napkin ever gets taken seriously.
Posted by: Arthur Laffer at December 05, 2017 08:50 PM (Vb4BV

Tell us about it.

Posted by: B-52 Design Team at December 05, 2017 09:19 PM (brIR5)

464 teej

Cactus Bowl. December 26th. Against UCLA, again.

EMAW & EWAW.

Feb. I'll carve out some time. We can have some good times.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 09:19 PM (hyuyC)

465 >> I saw Husker Du once.


Awesome. Bob Mould just wailin' away on a flying V...his tunes rocked so hard.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:20 PM (QmIMb)

466 You could read a book about television and meet the requirement.

My parents would've freaked to know some of the junk I read as a teen.

A month or so ago I was digging through some old boxes and found several Doomsday Warrior novels I had back in the 1980s. I can't even remember how they survived several migrations, but there they were. Ryder Stacey for the win. The series took place in a post-apocalyptic America and the main hero was Ted Rockson, a mutant American and hero fighting the occupying Soviet forces. The main bad guy was a KGB Colonel named Killov who popped pills and dreamed of destroying the world with nuclear fire. The hints that he was the anti-Christ were about as subtle as a knee to the crotch.

Those books were absolutely loaded with gore and pornographic sex.

I read Mack Bolan too and those got really violent. I remember one dealt with the remnants of the Khmer Rouge and there was a death march or something with people being set on fire. Really brutal stuff.

No one ever asked what I was reading or anything. I guess they considered a book in the boy's hands is good enough.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 09:20 PM (4ErVI)

467 As long as they have the lights setup to emphasize safety and have checks built in to protect those that are falsely accused, they are a good thing.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 09:07 PM (pvjTE)


You and I are not going to agree on this. I think they are illegal and I don't support their use anywhere. Period. They are the real beginnings of a serious surveillance state and I cannot abide that, at all. And that is not even taking into account that no government can be trusted to not use them to increase revenues (even at the cost of accidents and other harm to drivers).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 09:21 PM (8gDQu)

468 Probably not many who care, but...

"River raid, river raid! Can you make it!"

Still a pretty cool ad, imho

https://youtu.be/9U1WIYf3lq4

Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 09:21 PM (EzdLW)

469 I feel you. My oldest niece is piece of work. She graduated from UC Berkley with degree in Sociology. Cost her upwards of $200K. Now getting masters at University of Michigan for another $100K.
Posted by: SteveOReno at December 05, 2017 08:28 PM (2sCft)


Torment the bitch. Tell her that grad students in serious subjects (*cough*STEM*cough*) don't pay to attend grad school, they GET paid, albeit not much.

Why, she might ask? Because grad students in STEM conduct research that is of value to others. Unlike, e.g., research in sociology.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:22 PM (YqDXo)

470 I have some young relatives I would love to direct to this site, but I just can't bring myself to subject them to the mind-rape.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:22 PM (/A+Cl)

471 466 Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 09:20 PM (4ErVI)

Mack Bolan was ok, but I loved "Phoenix Force" the multi-national Stony Man team....

of particular interest was when they fought the Ton Ton Macout, Katzenblgen shot two Voodoo guys with an Uzi....

Keiho O'hara was killed that mission IIRC.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:22 PM (SzZnW)

472 --River Raid was the shit.

When I was in middle school there was word that a dude got it for his birthday or Christmas, but his dad played it so much that he fried the chip in the cartridge.

Damn, I miss those 2600 games.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:09 PM (GsAUU)

RiverRaid really was great. My neighbor was a dentist in the navy, said they had it on a carrier he was on, and they got it to 99999.

apparently it rolled over to 0 and restarted.

Prior to RiverRaid was Star Master for me.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:22 PM (yL25O)

473 We need to put this girl in a room with Val Johnson, sit back and watch what happens. Woooo doggie!


Black Woman Destroys Black Privilege Myth
(You'll def. want to hear what she says about white men)

https://tinyurl.com/yaev96v2

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla or Professor Chaos at December 05, 2017 09:22 PM (ok8/5)

474 >>>A HUGE portion of the Punk Movement was completely American. DIY Music. Simple. Honest.

Fun to walk up to a club and see the band out front smoking or skating or fucking around. Or be in the club and realize the guy standing next to you is the guy getting ready to get on stage.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 09:23 PM (RrhD2)

475 P-Rock had it all. Country, Blues, Rockabilly, Reggae. All of it cheap and accessible.

Heck, if you really liked a band you could write them and there was a good chance you could talk them into playing your town if you had a place they could crash after the show!

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:23 PM (QmIMb)

476 My oldest niece is piece of work. She graduated from UC Berkley with degree in Sociology. Cost her upwards of $200K. Now getting masters at University of Michigan for another $100K.

Its not conceivable that any education could possibly be worth that. NO DEGREE is worth that kind of money.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 09:23 PM (39g3+)

477 >>But I do know that the longer Mueller and his minions are allowed to run free, the harder it will be to hold them accountable.

Really? You think this is reflecting well on him and his team so far?

Whether wittingly or unwittingly he is exposing the corruption not just of this investigation but what really went down during the Clinton email investigation. We are learning every day more and more about what really went on then, how the Russia investigation started and we are seeing many of the same players in this investigation. If you wanted to do a better job of exposing everything without looking like you were what would you be doing differently?

Strzok is toast. McCabe likely as well. The OIG has them cold. Probably a bunch of others. I'll be astonished if a new look at the Clinton email scam doesn't occur now. And I bet Flynn's lawyer, Manafort's lawyer and the others are contacting the court right now to complain that evidence was withheld from them.

I'm not seeing a lot of win for Mueller.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2017 09:24 PM (/tuJf)

478 Jewells45can handle your jewels

Your urban heat island is sheer luxury to those of us on the frozen plains to your west.

Seriously, hope you feel better soon.

How did the tulip give-away work?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 09:24 PM (hyuyC)

479 472 Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:22 PM (yL25O)

The Activision Space Shuttle Simulator was my fave...

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:24 PM (SzZnW)

480 *White Privilege, not black!

Dammit!
lol

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla or Professor Chaos at December 05, 2017 09:24 PM (ok8/5)

481 I read Mack Bolan too and those got really violent. I
remember one dealt with the remnants of the Khmer Rouge and there was a
death march or something with people being set on fire. Really brutal
stuff.



No one ever asked what I was reading or anything. I guess they considered a book in the boy's hands is good enough.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 09:20 PM (4ErVI)


As a kid I was a big fan of Mack Bolan along with the others of that genre: Able Team, Phoenix Force, and Stony Man. I'd also pilfer my Dad's "Longarm" westerns for, uh, certain sections of inspiring text.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 09:24 PM (yzxic)

482 "I was raised that, if something needed to be done, you did it, whether you knew what you were doing or not. You'd find out, either the good way or the not so good way.

I still feel guilty having someone else change the oil in my car.
Posted by: tcn in AK at December 05, 2017 08:20 PM (7UW64)"


OMG, this, x a very large number.

"Failure is not an option ".

"There is no try, there is only do, or not do".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 05, 2017 09:24 PM (Ktb8D)

483 468 Probably not many who care, but...

"River raid, river raid! Can you make it!"

Still a pretty cool ad, imho

https://youtu.be/9U1WIYf3lq4
Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 09:21 PM (EzdLW)

--Wow, I'd never seen that ad.

The game ruled, though. The best tactic was to slurp up as much fuel from the fuel tank before blowing it up to get the points (get you minds out of the gutter, Morons ).

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:25 PM (GsAUU)

484 460 Don't know about anyone else but all these first tv memories are showing my age.
I was almost nine the first time The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan.
Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese were doing baseball's game of the week.
Before that was The Lone Ranger and Sky King.
All black and white of course.
Posted by: teej at December 05, 2017 09:18 PM (5cCew)


(ahem) Although I was a little booper, I dimly remember our family being invited over to a neighbor's place to watch the first color TV in the neighborhood, so we could watch "Bonanza."

The picture wasn't really in color. It was kind of in black, white, and purple, but we thought it was cool.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:25 PM (YqDXo)

485 444 in Fairborn Ohio we had an X-rated Drive In theater directly next to the Skating Rink and the final approach glidepath for WPAFB's runway.....

it was "educational"
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 08:57 PM (SzZnW)

Groton, CT, the screen was visible from the highway.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:25 PM (yL25O)

486 Oh, you should get him Hans Schantz books - The Hidden Truth and A Rambling Wreck (this second book is set in Georgia Tech)

It's a scifi-ish kind of story and is explicitly anti-Liberal.

If you get the Kindle version it won't clutter anything up.

====
I read the first one. Liked it.
Agree.

Posted by: Simplemind at December 05, 2017 09:26 PM (ZuGkg)

487 Torment the bitch. Tell her that grad students in serious subjects (*cough*STEM*cough*) don't pay to attend grad school, they GET paid, albeit not much.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:22 PM (YqDXo)


Intriguing. I am starting to explore grad school options (math). At the closest university to my home, I have heard that it is cheaper to get a doctorate than a master's. I wonder if one is better than the other for my job prospects.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:26 PM (/A+Cl)

488 P-Rock had it all. Country, Blues, Rockabilly, Reggae. All of it cheap and accessible.

Heck, if you really liked a band you could write them and there was a good chance you could talk them into playing your town if you had a place they could crash after the show!


Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:23 PM


Yep.... and LOL... yep!

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 09:26 PM (qGuLD)

489 @461 grey fox

Got me beat by 9 years
Wow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 09:26 PM (3/sUh)

490
"Math is an artifical construct used by older Americans to enslave us"

Gravity was invented to keep the poor man down.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 09:26 PM (IqV8l)

491 'They paved Paradise and put up an X-Rated Drive In' doesn't fit the scheme, sadly.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:27 PM (QmIMb)

492 465 >> I saw Husker Du once.


Awesome. Bob Mould just wailin' away on a flying V...his tunes rocked so hard.
Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:20 PM (QmIMb)

--*SIGH* I was too young when Husker Du broke up.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:28 PM (GsAUU)

493 The messages to the dumb insubordinate Yates "celebrating" her lawless refusal to enforce the travel EO are an eye-popping reminder of the breadth of our predicament (all focus is on Weissman's message, but there are several others).


Many career DOJ sorts high-fiving her for defying a lawful EO that is absolutely routine and unobjectionable, and to which no serious constitutional or legal objections have ever been raised. "Professional" "career" people.


Just as with the courts, the rot is immense, probably beyond fixing. Rule of law, as a concept or ethic, is simply alien to an enormous swathe of people who are supposed to make it a reality. They're all just little benevolent dictators, ignorant, self-righteous, and without effective opposition.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 09:28 PM (QDnY+)

494 485 Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:25 PM (yL25O)

Ah the 70s and 80s.....

Tell us again Generation Tippy Cup how the nation was controlled by evangelicals so bad it made Handmaiden's Tale inspirational reading....

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:28 PM (SzZnW)

495 Yeah, I didn't think our record was anywhere near good enough for the Fiesta but couldn't think of another down there.

If only we hadn't lost our starting qb so early. Then our second stringer shortly thereafter. Then our third stringer.

Ah well. "If wishes was fishes we'd all be castin' nets."

Posted by: teej at December 05, 2017 09:28 PM (5cCew)

496 Would they stick around for the abuse we heap upon them?
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:16 PM (/A+Cl)


You don't understand the psychology, at least male psychology. Being crapped upon just increases the motivation to perform so as to be accepted. See, e.g., every drill instructor or football coach on earth.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:28 PM (YqDXo)

497 TV memories. Like how pissed I was that JFK funeral preempted cartoons?
Kid World Problem.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 05, 2017 09:29 PM (e1mEI)

498 470 I have some young relatives I would love to direct to this site, but I just can't bring myself to subject them to the mind-rape.
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:22 PM (/A+Cl)


I keep saying that it's wrong to paint any generation with a broad brush. There are heroes and zeroes in every generation.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 09:29 PM (sdi6R)

499 Strzok is toast. McCabe likely as well. The OIG has them cold. Probably a bunch of others. I'll be astonished if a new look at the Clinton email scam doesn't occur now. And I bet Flynn's lawyer, Manafort's lawyer and the others are contacting the court right now to complain that evidence was withheld from them.

I'm not seeing a lot of win for Mueller.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2017 09:24 PM (/tuJf)

++++

This also makes it much easier for Trump to pardon Flynn. Especially if Trump waits until the day before Flynn is supposed to report for prison. That would be after whatever cooperating Flynn has to do is over. Trump can just point to all this and say it was an injustice.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 09:29 PM (FUu/Z)

500 I think Youth of Today was from Connecticut. Maybe Insted?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 09:29 PM (RrhD2)

501 487 Intriguing. I am starting to explore grad school options (math). At the closest university to my home, I have heard that it is cheaper to get a doctorate than a master's. I wonder if one is better than the other for my job prospects.
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:26 PM (/A+Cl)


Depends on the job. Math is really specialized. Chances are a PhD is better, but you need a vision of where you are headed, jobwise, to decide, and that might well help in choosing a school, a thesis topic, and a thesis supervisor (or whatever it's called). If you're going to be, say, a quant, talk to some of them first.

I met an interesting pair of twin quant women once.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 09:29 PM (Vb4BV)

502 The game ruled, though. The best tactic was to slurp up as much fuel from the fuel tank before blowing it up to get the points (get you minds out of the gutter, Morons ).
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:25 PM (GsAUU)

My folks brought up a box of old crap from the basement--I actually have the instruction booklet from River Raid sitting under my desk right now.

...

The Activision Space Shuttle Simulator was my fave...
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:24 PM (SzZnW)

Huh. I missed that one.

The indy car race game that used the paddles was also good iirc. But the bomber game was way past what I could handle as a kid, always frustrated me.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:30 PM (yL25O)

503 STEM: Those subjects the left is always blaming the right bumpkins about lagging behind the rest of the world in the most sexist and racist of subjects.

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 09:30 PM (vDqXW)

504 Gravity was invented to keep the poor fat man down.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 09:26 PM (IqV8l)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:30 PM (YqDXo)

505 Unfortunately Husker Du only played the sketchiest of venues near my hometown. No way 15 year old g was getting a lift to any of those clubs.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:30 PM (QmIMb)

506 You don't understand the psychology, at least male psychology. Being crapped upon just increases the motivation to perform so as to be accepted. See, e.g., every drill instructor or football coach on earth.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:28 PM (YqDXo)


Ah. Carry on, then.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:31 PM (/A+Cl)

507 NaCly... eh.. not very well. I though people would jump all over that shit. Was kind of a disappointing afternoon. This is my second time with these sponsors and I think it's my last. Several people were disappointed. I made back my booth fee and a very small profit so in a nutshell, it wasn't worth it.

Posted by: Jewells45can handle your jewels at December 05, 2017 09:31 PM (CNHr1)

508
I have some young relatives I would love to direct to this site, but I just can't bring myself to subject them to the mind-rape.


We LIKE mind-rape.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 09:31 PM (oVJmc)

509 502 Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:30 PM (yL25O)

https://youtu.be/Rec8tfQ78qc

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:32 PM (SzZnW)

510 Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 09:15 PM (bZ7mE)

Best. Stealth. Millennial. Nick. Ever.


That is a deceptively good nic. What we women call an older man with gray hair. Silver fox or Gray Fox. And you used the british form of gray, so you were shaping up to be a gorgeous Brit. But now, the jig is up.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla or Professor Chaos at December 05, 2017 09:32 PM (ok8/5)

511 503 STEM: Those subjects the left is always blaming the right bumpkins about lagging behind the rest of the world in the most sexist and racist of subjects.
Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 09:30 PM (vDqXW)


Yet, somehow, inexplicably, we garner the vast majority of Nobel Prizes in those subjects.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:32 PM (YqDXo)

512 Have a serene evening everyone.

May tomorrow be sunnier that today. If you are cold and in bad weather, you are improperly dressed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 09:33 PM (hyuyC)

513 470 I have some young relatives I would love to direct to this site, but I just can't bring myself to subject them to the mind-rape.
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:22 PM (/A+Cl)

Come on, Yoko and Lena are not THAT bad...

Well, maybe they are.

And Ottoman Fat guy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 09:33 PM (ZgKFD)

514 My River Raid cartridge is in storage while we reorganize the basement.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 09:34 PM (oVJmc)

515 I keep saying that it's wrong to paint any generation with a broad brush. There are heroes and zeroes in every generation.
Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 09:29 PM (sdi6R)


These youngsters are heros, but their lives will probably not be enriched by learning what a sybian is or what docking is. You know, the kind of stuff you wish you'd never looked up on Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:34 PM (/A+Cl)

516 502 The game ruled, though. The best tactic was to slurp up as much fuel from the fuel tank before blowing it up to get the points (get you minds out of the gutter, Morons ).
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:25 PM (GsAUU)

My folks brought up a box of old crap from the basement--I actually have the instruction booklet from River Raid sitting under my desk right now.

...

The Activision Space Shuttle Simulator was my fave...
Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:24 PM (SzZnW)

Huh. I missed that one.

The indy car race game that used the paddles was also good iirc. But the bomber game was way past what I could handle as a kid, always frustrated me.
Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:30 PM (yL25O)

--Back in '04 my brother bought me as a birthday gift one of those retro joystick games that had 4 2600 games in it. It had Circus Atari, Missile Command, Yars' Revenge, and I can't recall the other (I still have it, but the batteries melted and I can't get it to start again). He had also dug up the mini-comic book that came with the original Yars' Revenge we bought back in the '80s. Such an awesome game that was.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:34 PM (GsAUU)

517 What is the possibility that Trump or someone close to him is getting "updates" from a friendly source within Mueller's team?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 05, 2017 09:34 PM (mc8++)

518 I thought Grey Fox was older than me and I... well, I've been 29 for awhile.

Mostly because he frequently schools me on Hebrew and the classics.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 09:35 PM (6FqZa)

519 Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:32 PM (SzZnW)

that does not ring a bell... huh. I got all the catalogs.

Including Banana Republic, which had really cool crap when it was a catalog.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:35 PM (yL25O)

520 Ah. Carry on, then.
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:31 PM (/A+Cl)


Ah, seriously, attend a football game, or even a practice.

"IF YOU DON'T GO OUT THERE AND BLOCK THAT GUY, I'LL BENCH YOUR ASS AND PUT IN SOMEONE WHO WILL! NOW GET OUT THERE AND HIT SOMEBODY!"

Typically bellowed in a foghorn voice that people in the next zip code can hear.

And what happens next? Does the target start blubbing?
No. The guy makes his block.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:35 PM (YqDXo)

521 517 What is the possibility that Trump or someone close to him is getting "updates" from a friendly source within Mueller's team?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 05, 2017 09:34 PM (mc8++)

High.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 05, 2017 09:36 PM (4ErVI)

522 Depends on the job. Math is really specialized.

Can confirm.

To be blunt, math is hard. So when you get into math, you have to specialise just to understand the corner you're working on.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 09:36 PM (6FqZa)

523

I'm not seeing a lot of win for Mueller.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2017 09:24 PM (/


Despite my Eeyorism , it is my firm belief that Trump is completely clean. That is, he has been meticulous in following the law about everything.

My guess is that Mueller is finding that out and it's probably driving him crazy. Mueller lives in the Swamp and knows the vast quantity of criminality going on in DC and that he has overlooked for years and I wouldn't doubt he had been a part of.

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 09:37 PM (LnOh3)

524 Thanks, Splunge. I do know already that college instruction will at least be my fall-back. I can probably keep working at that until I am 85.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:37 PM (/A+Cl)

525 He had also dug up the mini-comic book that came with the original Yars' Revenge we bought back in the '80s. Such an awesome game that was.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:34 PM (GsAUU)

...

Well, now you've gone to far. Yar's Revenge was the biggest disappointment of my young life, at the time.

The cover art on that thing was otherworldly, and I was so, so incredibly stoked for the game.

Never could get over the disappointment of the graphics of the thing.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:37 PM (yL25O)

526 Going gray early.

I took an astronomy class in high school and the teacher was a guy in his late 20s, early 30s who was all gray. He said he started turning gray pretty early on. But he was a handsome dude, you could practically hear all the girls in the class sigh when he walked in.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 09:37 PM (39g3+)

527 To be blunt, math is hard. So when you get into math, you have to specialise just to understand the corner you're working on.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 09:36 PM (6FqZa)


True of STEM generally.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:38 PM (YqDXo)

528 519 Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:35 PM (yL25O)

I had aspirations of being an astronaut until I was 13.

It was released IIRC in '83.

http://www.8-bitcentral.com/reviews/2600spaceShuttle.html

I got the first patch but not the commander's patch.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:38 PM (SzZnW)

529 Jay G, I believe you.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:38 PM (/A+Cl)

530 One time I looked into a Math Science masters degree. There are a few colleges that offer them.

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 09:39 PM (LnOh3)

531 Yet, somehow, inexplicably, we garner the vast majority of Nobel Prizes in those subjects.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:32 PM (YqDXo)
---
Not to mention that the lib rebel-culture made "school sucks" more mainstream in our culture, like the sentiment in Itchycoo Park, "Why go to learn the words of fools?"

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 09:39 PM (vDqXW)

532 >>>you could practically hear all the girls in the class sigh when he walked in.

At least until they saw his pubes.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Ho Ho Hoing to the Holidays at December 05, 2017 09:39 PM (RrhD2)

533 502 Huh. I missed that one.

The indy car race game that used the paddles was also good iirc. But the bomber game was way past what I could handle as a kid, always frustrated me.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:30 PM (yL25O)


I saw the adverts for the shuttle game but never played it. I guess I've got the ROM for it somewhere in my archives.

Yeah, Indy 500 was a fun game and, unlike the regular paddles, the driving paddles actually worked well.

My current TV doesn't have an RF input (or composite, for that matter) so I've not fired up the VCS (or Atari Flashback) in a while. I did pick up a DVD recorder from Goodwill for $6 a few days ago in the hopes that it'll allow me to convert those to *component* for which I do have a TV input. Guess I'll find out this weekend.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at December 05, 2017 09:39 PM (5sQ8t)

534 I *loved* Yar's Revenge. Because I got to use a keypad as an ancillary piece of gear. Just like being in the cockpit of a star fighter from the comfort of my beanbag chair.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 09:39 PM (yzxic)

535 To be blunt, math is hard. So when you get into math, you have to specialise just to understand the corner you're working on.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 09:36 PM (6FqZa)


I heard that in a Barbie voice. Heh.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:40 PM (/A+Cl)

536
Well, now you've gone to far. Yar's Revenge was the biggest disappointment of my young life, at the time.

The cover art on that thing was otherworldly, and I was so, so incredibly stoked for the game.

Never could get over the disappointment of the graphics of the thing.
Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:37 PM (yL25O)

--It was the '80s!

Remember the packaging for the mini-Autobots that depicted them in furious action, when Bumblebee and Seaspray could not even bend their knees????

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (GsAUU)

537 "President Donald Trump told Arab leaders on Tuesday
that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem,
a decision that breaks with decades of U.S. policy and risks
fueling violence in the Middle East." (Reuters)


Violence in the Middle East?! WTF?! Sounds unpossible. I mean, ARAB violence?? When was the last time THAT happened?


Thus is "news" "reported".


But the panic among the dumb, dumb, Beltway "peace process" community would almost be worth being in that stupid place to enjoy first-hand.






Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (QDnY+)

538
However, I've been noticing that the cycle of denial can accelerate.
I think this has to do with value of victimization. Whatever negatives
you describe them with is really not something they have to worry about;
you're just a hater. And your bad opinion of them is just hate.
---

Basically, the entire "self esteem movement" has caused a generation to be mentally ill and, as a consequence, they have no coping skills. At all.

Look at the election. People freaking out because Hillary lost. Really? REALLY? Generally speaking, outside of those in the military, a president doesn't have that much impact on your life. Yet young people were melting down as if they had to kill Old Yeller.

Also.. I've just started a really interesting book on resiliency. One of the first things they talk about is that the concept of "victim" and an external locus of control makes it much harder to be resilient. Those who are not resilient have a much harder time coping with the ups and downs of life.

Snowflakes is a compliment. They're tall, old, fat spoiled toddlers.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (aT+Bx)

539 That mayor in the video is probably Trigglypuff's mom

Posted by: weew at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (6EH85)

540 497 TV memories. Like how pissed I was that JFK funeral preempted cartoons?
Kid World Problem.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew



The Watergate hearings preempted Capt. Kangaroo for me. I was an unhappy wee one!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (eLdT9)

541 Math Science

Missing an ampersand ?

I mean, there *are* branches of math which scientists have to use a lot. Mostly statistics, also some differential-equations. Linear algebra in rocketry.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (6FqZa)

542 TV memories. Like how pissed I was that JFK funeral preempted cartoons?
Kid World Problem.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 05, 2017 09:29 PM (e1mEI)

One of my first memories was at 2 and 1/2 - the day Kennedy was shot. Of course, I didn't understand it. I knew something was very wrong and my parents were upset. I remember the black and white TV being on and I felt the bad vibes...

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (wf3RQ)

543 My brother and I would spend hours playing the 2600 Donkey Kong. You know, the two screen Lego looking Kong one. And by hours I mean 12 hour marathon sessions going into 4 am.

We had such a supply of games, all blipping and blooming.

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 09:42 PM (LnOh3)

544 541 Math Science

Missing an ampersand ?

I mean, there *are* branches of math which scientists have to use a lot. Mostly statistics, also some differential-equations. Linear algebra in rocketry.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (6FqZa)

------

Nope, actual Math Science.

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 09:43 PM (LnOh3)

545 President Donald Trump told Arab leaders on Tuesday
that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem


Whoa. It's actually happening?

I've seen lots of candidates promise this and it's always, ALWAYS been a load of bullshit.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 09:43 PM (6FqZa)

546
White Privilege

*types*
*ponders*
*deletes*

"I think there is a yogurt left," he said.

*goes to the kitchen and stands in front of the open refrigerator door.*

"Little children starving in Africa. I'd better not eat that last yogurt. Better save it," he mused.

Posted by: Gilbert Lackawanna Esq. at December 05, 2017 09:43 PM (KdDCu)

547 @526
I took an astronomy class in high school and the teacher was a guy in his late 20s, early 30s who was all gray. He said he started turning gray pretty early on. But he was a handsome dude, you could practically hear all the girls in the class sigh when he walked in.
-------------------

I've got a friend of mine who was solid grey by mid-30s. He dies his hair black, now.

When I was an LDS missionary (age 19-21), I knew at least a couple of fellow missionaries who started losing their hair. And by "losing their hair", at least one of the guys had the word 'bald' in his nickname.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2017 09:44 PM (47Q3v)

548 543 Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 09:42 PM (LnOh3)

Tecmo Bowl was like that when the NES came to be....

I used to play either the Bear or 49ers and my Brother would play the Colts or the redskins....

and much fun was had


Posted by: sven10077 at December 05, 2017 09:44 PM (SzZnW)

549 Heh, in the '80s there were all those damn muzzie plane hijackings that hijacked the Saturday 'toons.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:44 PM (GsAUU)

550 May be a type of Applied Mathematics.

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 09:44 PM (LnOh3)

551 525 Well, now you've gone to far. Yar's Revenge was the biggest disappointment of my young life, at the time.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2017 09:37 PM (yL25O)


Bite your tongue! Yar's Revenge is awesome. You want disappointment? I give you the 2600 port of Pac-Man. Now, *that* was a crushing disappointment.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at December 05, 2017 09:45 PM (5sQ8t)

552 I've seen lots of candidates promise this

I'm getting the impression that if President Trump promises something... it happens.

Something for world leaders to ponder.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 09:45 PM (39g3+)

553 We are the knights who say... SNOWFLAKE!

No! Not the knights who say snowflake!

The Same!

Those who hear them seldom live to tell the tale!

We shall say 'snowflake!" again to you if you do not appease us!

Posted by: weew at December 05, 2017 09:45 PM (6EH85)

554 I mean, there *are* branches of math which scientists have to use a lot. Mostly statistics, also some differential-equations. Linear algebra in rocketry.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (6FqZa)


Not so much statistics - depends on the field - but vector calculus and differential equations, definitely.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:46 PM (YqDXo)

555 @552 I'm getting the impression that if President Trump promises something... it happens.

Something for world leaders to ponder.
----------------

Well, for the next 3-7 years.

The problem, as always, is whether his successor chooses to honor those promises as well.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2017 09:47 PM (47Q3v)

556 Saturday Supercade:

https://youtu.be/JpUTGqAlskg

Memories

Misty water colored memories . . .

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:47 PM (GsAUU)

557 I mean, there *are* branches of math which scientists have to use a lot. Mostly statistics, also some differential-equations. Linear algebra in rocketry.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (6FqZa)


Linear algebra is at the heart of the matrix mechanics formulation of quantum mechanics, i.e., the form most often used today.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 09:48 PM (YqDXo)

558 From those zany guys at zero ->

...Mueller's special counsel is stacked with investigators who have donated to Obama, Clinton or other Democrat causes. As Jessica McBride reported in Heavy:

Andrew Weissmann: Weissmann is a Barack Obama and Democratic campaign donor, according to federal records. Weissmann, who led the Enron investigation, previously gave $2,300 to Obamas first presidential campaign in 2008 and $2,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2006
_ Jeannie Rhee: donated $5,400 to Hillary Clinton in 2015 and 2016, according to FEC records. The records show she gave $2,500 each to Obama for America and Obama Victory Fund 2012 in 2011
_ Andrew Goldstein: According to Fox News, Goldstein contributed a combined $3,300 to Obamas campaigns in 2008 and 2012
_ Greg Andres: FEC records show that Andres has donated at least $2,700 to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
_ James Quarles: Donated thousands of dollars to the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He has also donated money recently to other Democrats, including Friends of Chuck Schumer and two other Democrats. He has a lengthy donation history dating back years. He did donate to two Republicans over the years, however.
_ Elizabeth Prelogar: A former law clerk to Justics Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagen, gave $250 to Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to FEC records. She also gave $500 total to Obama for America and the Obama Victory Fund 2012.
_ Brandon Van Grack: gave small amounts to ActBlue, an effort to raise money for Democrats, and to a Democratic candidate for Congress in 2012. In 2008, he gave about $286 to Barack Obama.
_ Rush Atkinson: donated $200 to Clintons campaign in 2016.
_ Kyle Freeny: In 2012, Freeny gave $300 to Obama. In 2008, Freeny also gave $250 to Obama, FEC records show.

Posted by: Value Rite Minded at December 05, 2017 09:49 PM (Yti03)

559 541 I mean, there *are* branches of math which scientists have to use a lot. Mostly statistics, also some differential-equations. Linear algebra in rocketry.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (6FqZa)


And "pretend we know statistics" statistics in the social sciences.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 09:49 PM (Vb4BV)

560 I tend to favor discrete math. "Concrete Mathematics", etc.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 09:49 PM (/qEW2)

561 IT WAS FUNNY UNTIL WE STARTED WITH MATH AGAIN!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at December 05, 2017 09:49 PM (wf3RQ)

562 >>Linear algebra is at the heart of the matrix mechanics formulation of quantum mechanics, i.e., the form most often used today.


It's ALL ball bearings these days!

What do you need, a refresher course?

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:49 PM (QmIMb)

563 BTH, guess we'll see - but "word" is it's being announced tomorrow. Technically it will just be complying with long-standing law, and ending the annual national security waiver that various presidents have issued since the law passed.


Back in the day - and in a very different situation in the region - I thought it was a dumb idea (not importantly dumb, just dumb, as it gained nothing). Plus I knew (from the inside) the origins and motivation of the legislation, which was cheap posturing of the worst kind.


But now? Whatever. Given the tectonic changes in the region, this move will likely provoke little excitement. And be a very deserved slap at the Palestinians, of course. Not that there's any practical point to that, but again whatever.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 09:50 PM (QDnY+)

564 Steve, LOVE discrete math and number theory! The most fun I've had in college!

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 09:50 PM (/A+Cl)

565 Not so much statistics - depends on the field

Most of my Loving Of Science With Barry White Tapes takes place with genetics and exoplanets.

Especially planet-hunting these days is done by comparing observed data against a model. Checking for transits, and the shift in the star's radiation from a "hot jupiter" pulling at it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 09:51 PM (6FqZa)

566 537 "President Donald Trump told Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem"
Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (QDnY+)


When, exactly, was the last President with enough balls to say that, to that audience?

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 09:51 PM (Vb4BV)

567 Heh, I'll un-mute Hannity any time Dana Loesch is on.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:51 PM (GsAUU)

568 Got here late. Anyway. They don't like being called "nannystaters" or "dogooders" either. Guess how I know?

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 09:51 PM (+lVUW)

569 Look at the election. People freaking out because Hillary lost. Really? REALLY? Generally speaking, outside of those in the military, a president doesn't have that much impact on your life. Yet young people were melting down as if they had to kill Old Yeller.

Snowflakes is a compliment. They're tall, old, fat spoiled toddlers.
Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 09:41 PM (aT+Bx)
---
Johnathan Haidt said something like that colleges are cultivating neurosis in millennials. Neurotics can unlearn their pattern of behavior of not thinking about how something affects them all the time. To try to see things from other people's perspectives and think about how somebody else might have meant it in a different way.

Colleges are teaching kids just the opposite, how to get incensed at "microagressions" (that would barely even be noticed).

Furthermore, you might be missing the value of the secular utopia. Each president (supreme leader) that feeds into that illusion of deliverance, allows them to feel hope that they will be delivered from the pains of this world. Free college when they can't afford it, passage to the restroom of their choice.

Counter to this, each president which does not feed into the narrative, robs them of their feeling of deliverance.

In a bizarre way, I think that's why Trump so threatens the reactive-cycle people, is that any hindrance given to anybody that wants to be delivered by the government, breaks the dream. So if you don't want to fulfill the wishes of Dreamers, if you want to turn away immigrants hoping for something in the US, you are ruining the fabric of Hope, of all the somnambulists staggering forward for deliverance.

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 09:52 PM (vDqXW)

570 Feds file charges against Steinle murderer.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 05, 2017 09:53 PM (tbOMB)

571 566, I bet the Arab leaders hate the idea---but they respect ( and probably fear) Trump. Contrast to Cock Curious.....

Posted by: JoeF. at December 05, 2017 09:53 PM (mc8++)

572 568 Got here late. Anyway. They don't like being called "nannystaters" or "dogooders" either. Guess how I know?
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 09:51 PM (+lVUW)


How do they feel about "Social Justice Warrior?" I keep hoping they'll embrace it, thinking it a compliment.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 09:54 PM (Vb4BV)

573 YOU HAVE NO PLACE TO HIDE STREAM YOUR CRYING

Posted by: C.A.T.S. TRUMP at December 05, 2017 09:54 PM (GsAUU)

574 >>I'll un-mute Hannity any time Dana Loesch is on.


un-mute / Un-Zip

potato / potato

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 09:54 PM (QmIMb)

575 I'll un-mute Hannity any time Dana Loesch is on.


un-mute / Un-Zip

potato / potato
Posted by: garrett at December




you mean the beet bitch?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 09:55 PM (MTjB1)

576 Damn I hate this 3rd period 1 goal go into a defensive shell shit.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2017 09:55 PM (/tuJf)

577 ruining the fabric of Hope, of all the somnambulists staggering forward for deliverance.

Posted by: Axeman <<<


Right on.

Posted by: Value Rite Minded at December 05, 2017 09:55 PM (Yti03)

578 Heh, I'll un-mute Hannity any time Dana Loesch is on.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 09:51 PM (GsAUU)

Dana sent me a new NRA sticker that I received in the mail T.O.D.A.Y. !

My Christmas list is complete (except the part where she wasn't in the package)...

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 09:56 PM (wf3RQ)

579 So I guess now we have math on this blog.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 09:56 PM (sdi6R)

580 The thing is, being partisan isn't necessarily a problem for an investigator. If I donate money to candidate A, that doesn't mean I cannot properly investigate candidate B.

The problem is that these guys have wrapped themselves up in a cloak of self righteousness and declared President Trump the most evil man conceivable, a monster of pure hate that they must at all costs defeat.

And that's where you can't trust their work any longer: when it becomes an inquisition driven by religious zeal. Now you're not objectively seeking the truth, you're trying to find any excuse whatsoever to destroy the hated enemy by any means.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 09:56 PM (39g3+)

581 They respect him because they fear him, they fear him because he is fearless.

Posted by: Value Rite Minded at December 05, 2017 09:57 PM (Yti03)

582 The snowflake article was hilarious b/c it confirmed these people really are snowflakes, b/c calling them that hurts their mental health. If they weren't snowflakes, calling them that wouldn't matter. Heck, if someone called me snowflake, I'd think it was a term of endearment.

If being called a snowflake hurts you, then you need to toughen up. Maybe bootcamp.

Society bending over backwards for these people is ridiculous and hurts us all. Are they gonna ruin the word snowflake like they did gay. This is all such manufactured BS and victimhood.

Pretty darn tired of it.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla or Professor Chaos at December 05, 2017 09:57 PM (ok8/5)

583 Got here late. Anyway. They don't like being called "nannystaters" or "dogooders" either. Guess how I know?


Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 09:51 PM


How? Those fuckers infuriate me. These hypocrites are all for taxing the shit out of tobacco, banning smoking everywhere, raising liquor prices and imposing outrageous closing times/lock out laws. They think they're Che Guevara but act like Ned Flanders.

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 09:58 PM (qGuLD)

584 Trump goes to Saudi Arabia and gives them the business; he goes to the UN and tells them how its gonna be. Obama gave speeches overseas were he lectured his country.
I like Trump more each day....

Posted by: JoeF. at December 05, 2017 09:58 PM (mc8++)

585 So, does Ace leave flaming skull aflame all night? Like that TV station that showed a yule log in a fireplace all night on Christmas Eve.

Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 09:58 PM (EzdLW)

586 So I guess now we have math on this blog.
Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2017 09:56 PM (sdi6R)


Math lurks on this blog. And then...pounces!
It blind-sides the best of threads.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla or Professor Chaos at December 05, 2017 09:59 PM (ok8/5)

587 How do they feel about "Social Justice Warrior?" I keep hoping they'll embrace it, thinking it a compliment.
Posted by: Splunge


I haven't used that one. I'll have to give it a try.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 09:59 PM (+lVUW)

588 Call them Generation Clusterfuck

Posted by: KLH at December 05, 2017 09:59 PM (KDIiN)

589 you mean the beet bitch?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 09:55 PM (MTjB1)

--Was that her or Mary Katherine Ham?

I only saw that beet ad two times or so.

Posted by: C.A.T.S. TRUMP at December 05, 2017 09:59 PM (GsAUU)

590 /ALL YOUR SAFE SPACE sock

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:00 PM (GsAUU)

591 Trump goes to Saudi Arabia and gives them the business; he goes to the UN and tells them how its gonna be.

He went to NATO and told them they were freeloading chumps and they coughed up more money.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:00 PM (39g3+)

592 Neurotics can unlearn their pattern of behavior of not thinking about how something affects them all the time. To try to see things from other people's perspectives and think about how somebody else might have meant it in a different way. <<<


The United States Armed Forces can provide the reality adjustment they need.

Posted by: Value Rite Minded at December 05, 2017 10:00 PM (Yti03)

593 Embassy in Israel. Winning

Posted by: SAtoshinakamoto at December 05, 2017 10:01 PM (Mjus2)

594 So, just a garden variety mob kidnapping (and assumed execution off camera), rather than ICE Agents grabbing an Un-Documented Alt-Citizen???

Well, that's a relief!!!

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2017 10:01 PM (BfOXk)

595 The political flavor of the Mueller people - or Strzok, or McCabe - doesn't really interest me.


What does interest me is the appointment of a special counsel contrary to the governing statute - no predicate crime or evidence thereof. Also of interest - that the entire thing was, at best, a counter-intel matter, not a criminal one, that it was close to ludicrous even in that mode, and of course that having no basis in facts, that it was not quickly concluded and forgotten.


Also interesting: massive systematic unprecedented violations of the Espionage Act going unpunished, ditto for Federal Records Act, and probably several laws on conflict of interest. And likely *criminal* misbehavior on the law enforcement side that allowed this.


Also interesting: deceptive/abusive behavior by investigators. Absence of over-sight by Rosenstein, plus his initial failure of judgment and duty by creating the office in the first place.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 10:01 PM (QDnY+)

596 ONT

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:01 PM (yzxic)

597 So, does Ace leave flaming skull aflame all night? Like that TV station that showed a yule log in a fireplace all night on Christmas Eve.
Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 09:58 PM (EzdLW)

All skull flames are considered eternal...for the benefit of moronkind.

Posted by: AoSHQ Lighting & Pyrotechnics at December 05, 2017 10:01 PM (wf3RQ)

598 Rangers!

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2017 10:02 PM (/tuJf)

599 The pre-school daughter of a family friend announced one day that her teacher told her she was a snowflake (as in a unique and special person; this was before it came to mean psychologically fragile).

My lefty sis-in-law promptly corrected her, telling her she could not be a snowflake because she was black.

The same sis-in-law thinks other people are racists.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 10:02 PM (/A+Cl)

600 585 So, does Ace leave flaming skull aflame all night? Like that TV station that showed a yule log in a fireplace all night on Christmas Eve.
Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 09:58 PM (EzdLW)

--Best yule log video is Animal Planet's Super Cute Yule Log.

Adorbs.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:02 PM (GsAUU)

601 Johnathan Haidt said something like that colleges are cultivating
neurosis in millennials. Neurotics can unlearn their pattern of behavior
of not thinking about how something affects them all the time. To try
to see things from other people's perspectives and think about how
somebody else might have meant it in a different way.
---

Not being able to see things from someone elses perspective and exploding over everything is not going to turn out well in the workplace.

Case in point: I was putting something together for a client, and working on three almost identical documents simultaneously. I forgot to transfer some edited material in one of the documents and used the wrong graphic.

One of the people working on it pointed both things out and I corrected them. In the text example, it was simply my mistake, since I was working on three similar documents at the same time. As for the image, I just couldn't find the one I was supposed to use.

It was settled... immediately. I explained what happened, and made the corrections. There were meltdowns, no accusations, no hurt feelings, no "she's out to get me" or "he's so unreasonable."Just "hey, why didn't you put this in?" I missed it, and explained that. He realized I simply made a mistake and had no other devious intention, and I could see his point of view. And we moved on. I can only imagine how that small scenario would have played out with one, or even two snowflakes.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 10:02 PM (aT+Bx)

602 When I was an LDS missionary (age 19-21), I knew at least a couple of fellow missionaries who started losing their hair. And by "losing their hair", at least one of the guys had the word 'bald' in his nickname.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2017 09:44 PM (47Q3v)


Oh man, that is rough on a guy. Especially so young. Do you think it was the stress of the job, or just genetics.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla or Professor Chaos at December 05, 2017 10:03 PM (ok8/5)

603 When I was an LDS missionary (age 19-21), I knew at least a couple of fellow missionaries who started losing their hair. And by "losing their hair", at least one of the guys had the word 'bald' in his nickname.

Posted by: junior
------------

Were they using a lot of bicycle transport? It's a meaningful question, really.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 10:05 PM (5IJky)

604 I am literally shaking at the stupidity in that video.

I am now going to go to my city council's website and watch videos from the past year of meetings to make sure this bullshit isn't happening on my dime.

Posted by: Eli Cash at December 05, 2017 10:06 PM (67sg6)

605 My lefty sis-in-law promptly corrected her, telling her she could not be a snowflake because she was black.

The same sis-in-law thinks other people are racists.



Omg. What a shrew. I hope someone took her to the wood shed. What is wrong with people?!


Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla or Professor Chaos at December 05, 2017 10:07 PM (ok8/5)

606 Heh, in the '80s there were all those damn muzzie plane hijackings that hijacked the Saturday 'toons.
---------------------------

LOL yeah. And how many of us who watched them were on the four on 9/11 thinking they should "keep quiet while they go to the airport".

Posted by: Mega at December 05, 2017 10:08 PM (rv0Fo)

607 Bumping this b/c it is so refreshing....and calming. I want her to be my friend.

Black Woman destroys White Privilege Myth.

https://tinyurl.com/yaev96v2




Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla or Professor Chaos at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (ok8/5)

608 Real socialism where work is voluntary and everything is free (you don't have to work for it). So why work?

Seems like that would be a flaw.

Posted by: Gilbert Lackawanna Esq. at December 05, 2017 10:17 PM (KdDCu)

609 Trump goes to Saudi Arabia and gives them the business; he goes to the UN and tells them how its gonna be.


Short version, for Theresa May et al.: "The tail don't wag the dog."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:24 PM (YqDXo)

610 I am literally shaking at the stupidity in that video.

NOW you see why I rip on people from Minnesota (except, e.g., Minnfidel). I hear this kind of shit ALL THE TIME from ex-Minnesota residents who now infest my beloved California.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:25 PM (YqDXo)

611 I don't mind red light cameras as long as they are setup to emphasize safety instead of revenues.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 08:48 PM (FUu/Z)

But they're illegal. There's a reason why a cop has to stop you and check your driver's license in order to issue you a ticket. If those cameras were legal then cops wouldn't have to stop anyone but would just note the license plate and mail a ticket to the owner. But they can't ... because it's illegal.

AIgnore the mail sent to you and tell them you have never seen it, if they even ask. They rely on voluntary payment.

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at December 05, 2017 10:55 PM (CL76w)

612 I think there are plenty of grounds for motions to dismiss in the Flynn case. If he doesn't move on them, it would indicate he's part of the set-up.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2017 11:13 PM (AwPyG)

613 Then call them "Generation Cupcake."

Posted by: anonymous at December 06, 2017 12:40 AM (v5uOx)

614 I think

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 06, 2017 01:21 AM (mpXpK)

615 Damn, place is deader than biden's nuts.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 06, 2017 03:16 AM (aMlLZ)

616 I read this as encouraging. About a quarter of 16-24 year olds may be worth a fart. That's far higher than I'd have guessed.

Generation Pussy.

Posted by: George LeS at December 06, 2017 07:16 AM (+TcCF)

617 I lived in New Brighton about 25 years ago. It was about 97% white. Driving through recently, I'd say that it's dropped down to about 93% white. Why these white people are even having a discussion about white privilege in this city is mind-boggling. It has no effect on their constituents.

What I want to know is, who elected this ratbag, Leftist nutjob as mayor? New Brighton isn't a rich suburb of Minneapolis, but it is solidly middle class. And if they are so uninformed that they'd vote this Leftist freak into office, this country is well and truly screwed.

Val was the fat, ugly little girl with a bad personality in elementary school who was always picked on. That is who Leftists are: the freaks from school who are now exacting revenge upon the society that "wronged" them.

Posted by: Warmongerel at December 07, 2017 02:00 AM (bWYWd)

618 As a former leftist and now an American-Constitutionalist, today's left is disgusting and disturbing.

In the big picture the Left are the snowflake form of radical Islam. Both are prone to violence. Both are religious sects of fanatic true believers with the Left's worship of "Big Government" the analog of Islam's worship of Muhammad-Allah.

Both control their hordes of useful-idiots - ummah with unquestionable dogma - PC and Quran/Hadith. ANTIFA are to Globalism/Leftism as the Taliban or ISIS are to Islamism.

Both want America, the land and resources not American-Constitutionalism. Both will use "any means necessary" to take what they believe is theirs.

The enemy of their enemy is their friend.



Both Leftism and Islam are globalist-totalitarians.

Posted by: DrDean at December 07, 2017 11:16 AM (KiUxL)

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