Trump on Track to Shed Almost 50% of EPA Staff by End of First Term

A good start, as one might say about lawyers.

The Environmental Protection Agency, seen by President Trump as a bloated bureaucratic whale, is on schedule to fulfill his promise to reduce its staff nearly in half by the end of his first term mostly through retirements, not cuts, according to officials.

The EPA Tuesday provided to Secrets its first year staff results which show that the agency is below levels not seen since former President Reagan’s administration.


And if just those slated to retire by early 2021 leave, Administrator Scott Pruitt and his team will have reduced a staff of nearly 15,000, to below 8,000, or a reduction of 47 percent.

Related: Climate "scientists" predicted this winter would be warmer than average and that the polar bear population would be decimated.

Instead, the winter is colder than average and polar bear populations are thriving.

Oh well -- climate science is not an exact science. Or even just a science.

It's new age Gaiaism with some graphs.

Both links swiped from Instapundit.


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1 Dang, it's cold.

Posted by: Polar bears at January 09, 2018 03:11 PM (5GcKk)

2 Climate science is really more of an art, I think, properly speaking. You know.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2018 03:11 PM (kNasr)

3 Climate science is really more of an art, I think, properly speaking.

If so, it's pomo performance art. In other words, it's not.

Posted by: pep at January 09, 2018 03:12 PM (5GcKk)

4 Has the EPA Hallway Pooper retired?

Posted by: rd at January 09, 2018 03:12 PM (4dz1m)

5 but ACE, they are GLORIOUS graphs, the prettiest graphs ever, I am serious, in history.....

//Michael Mann

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 03:12 PM (SzZnW)

6 I remember the ads pretending to show polar bears drowning. On ice flows. Where they hunt seals and lounge around.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2018 03:13 PM (ptqGC)

7 2 Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2018 03:11 PM (kNasr)

"art" in the sense of the chick who does menstrual painting right?

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 03:13 PM (SzZnW)

8 Shedding? Like dandruff?

Posted by: Grump928(C) proposes at January 09, 2018 03:13 PM (QQ+il)

9 But who will be paying into their pension funds if they all retire?

/sarc

Posted by: rd at January 09, 2018 03:13 PM (4dz1m)

10 Wait.... so 50% of the EPA is within 4 years of retirement age????

How the hell does THAT work?

Posted by: Don Q. at January 09, 2018 03:13 PM (NgKpN)

11 The last line to every chapter in Wolff's book is "Everyone clapped."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 09, 2018 03:13 PM (ATqpS)

12 It's 66 degrees today. Pool weather!

Posted by: nckate at January 09, 2018 03:14 PM (7mYn2)

13 CNN should send Jim Acosta to check on the polar bears. He could take Chris Cuomo with him. Do an in-depth study. Really in-depth. Like, live among them for a few days.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2018 03:14 PM (ptqGC)

14 Are you not entertained?

Donaldus Veridius Maximus

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 09, 2018 03:15 PM (cAXIk)

15 Oh well -- climate science is not an exact science. Or even just a science.

Which brings to mind the response of the Brazilian Olympics spokesperson when asked about the green water in the pools at the Rio Olympics:

"Chemistry is not an exact science."

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at January 09, 2018 03:15 PM (tMFgx)

16 3 CNN should send Jim Acosta to check on the polar bears. He could take Chris Cuomo with him. Do an in-depth study. Really in-depth. Like, live among them for a few days.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2018 03:14 PM (ptqGC)

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You forgot the go-pro cameras with the satellite uplink so we can observer the interactions.

Posted by: Blake at January 09, 2018 03:15 PM (WEBkv)

17 Sven, I was thinking more along the lines of Cecilia Gimenez. You remember her? The old lady in Spain who "fixed" the face of Jesus in the Ecce Homo painting.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2018 03:15 PM (kNasr)

18 and that the polar bear population would be decimated.

Again?!?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 09, 2018 03:16 PM (8gDQu)

19 Today is the first day since our snow "storm" that all the ice and snow have finally melted off the deck.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2018 03:16 PM (ptqGC)

20 A good start. I have a friend that works there, he is busy getting ready for retirement. I can see the EPA as a reference agency that employs around a couple of hundred real experts. Never let these guys enforce anything again.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 09, 2018 03:16 PM (YV+SU)

21 Oh well -- climate science is not an exact science. Or even just a science.

Actually it is a science, Chicken-Little science

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at January 09, 2018 03:16 PM (hikCO)

22 Not seen sincethe Reagan admin eh?Thise. bush's were some hardcore conservatives though....

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:16 PM (LiyEm)

23 Donaldus Veridius Maximus: North Victor

Posted by: Grump928(C) proposes at January 09, 2018 03:16 PM (QQ+il)

24 10 Posted by: Don Q. at January 09, 2018 03:13 PM (NgKpN)

It doesn't...exactly.

They likely have a boatload of quasi-contract people who rely on travel pay and per diem to make the job worthwhile....

add in buy outs, and people just rage quitting because their entire departments will be stalled or starved of funding and there you have it.

were I in Trump's shoes I would put all of the Gaia kult jobs on old T-2 tankers down in the Antarctic circle for "observational duties" 2 weeks on one week off forever.....

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 03:16 PM (SzZnW)

25 I just a felt a tingle go up my junk.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards now with TLJ review linkage at January 09, 2018 03:16 PM (xJa6I)

26 Reminds me of a "The Far Side" slide of polar bears and an igloo. Crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside. I do denounce myself, I just made the PSA Indian shed a tear.

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 09, 2018 03:16 PM (suO/a)

27 I really thought all the polar bears died.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2018 03:17 PM (KP5rU)

28 15,000 people crapping in the halls? OMG

Posted by: wth at January 09, 2018 03:17 PM (HgMAr)

29 17 Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2018 03:15 PM (kNasr)

"or that"

Jesus needs some Van Gogh mi amigo

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 03:17 PM (SzZnW)

30 I can see the EPA as a reference agency that employs around a couple of hundred real experts. Never let these guys enforce anything again.


This. Every state has it's own EPA. Let those who are affected make the regulations.

Posted by: Grump928(C) proposes at January 09, 2018 03:17 PM (QQ+il)

31 Has the EPA Hallway Pooper retired?

+++

Nah that asshole is still around

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at January 09, 2018 03:17 PM (1OqZF)

32 I really thought all the polar bears died.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2018 03:17 PM (KP5rU)
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That's understandable. They're white, you know, and sort of blend into the snow when people take pictures.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2018 03:17 PM (kNasr)

33 Sadly al lot of NOAA and NCAR climate scientists are based in Boulder, CO. We *are* having a warm winter so far.

Of course they are scientists so they don't let immediate surroundings sway nationwide data; must not break down into gales of laughter in midst of typing.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (eASYU)

34 Are we allowed to have ponds on our private property once again?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (ptqGC)

35 A good start, as one might say about lawyers.

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*points*

*laughs at Insomniac

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (8XRCm)

36 But without the EPA halls, where will they poop???

Apparently the same thing is happening in several agencies. Donald Trump is doing what Ronald Reagan only promised to do. Its going on pretty much under the radar though, because President Trump keeps releasing squirrels

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (39g3+)

37 This is awesome.

Posted by: rickl at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (xjiRE)

38 I really thought all the polar bears died.

Posted by: chavez the hugo


No, but when the wife finds out I listened to my brother and put the savings on Georgia, she's going to kill me...

Posted by: Polar bear hiding out on an ice floe at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (AM1GF)

39 No more champagne baths? Oh the horror, the horror!

Posted by: EPA Bureaucrat at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (QLvwG)

40 I love DJT - he fights!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (tr2D7)

41 Alternate Headline: EPA Craps Out.

Posted by: Grump928(C) proposes at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (QQ+il)

42 I want to see some of these EPA people in jail--for extortion, fraud, and treason.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 09, 2018 03:19 PM (r9UYA)

43 Brattleboro is proud to announce that City Government has passed an ordinance regarding citizens passing gas and the effects on temperature control. The new ordinance will measure and enforce the amount's on a daily basis with a fine for those who violate the limit. For more information go to the Brattleboro City Website. We are doing something about Glo0bal Warming.... Are You ???

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at January 09, 2018 03:19 PM (u54O2)

44 35 A good start, as one might say about lawyers.

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*points*

*laughs at Insomniac
Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (8XRCm)

We're keeping Insomniac and AtC

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards now with TLJ review linkage at January 09, 2018 03:19 PM (xJa6I)

45 More Please, Guv'Nah !

Posted by: Oliver Twist That Knife In at January 09, 2018 03:19 PM (VDRqr)

46 I can tell what the climate is going to be in 2100 by where my balls itch right now.

Posted by: Mega at January 09, 2018 03:19 PM (8DnWL)

47 39 Posted by: EPA Bureaucrat at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (QLvwG)

That was GSA, the Star Trek vids were IRS, the spoiling of the Colorado River was EPA>...


The US Civil Service, only the best and brightest folks.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 03:19 PM (SzZnW)

48 They're not inaccurate, they're just selectively correct.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 09, 2018 03:19 PM (RD7QR)

49 Someone's going to have to bring a few more reactors online so I can enjoy this to the extent to which it deserves to be enjoyed.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:20 PM (mf5HN)

50
Now.... I would be a very happy camper if they would rescind that whole "Safe Lead Paint Practices" bullshit.

How *I* am responsible for the mess Dutch Boy, Valspar, Sherwin Williams and Behr left is beyond me.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:20 PM (8XRCm)

51 Maybe downsize it to an office instead of an agency. EPO.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 09, 2018 03:20 PM (YV+SU)

52 @33 We *are* having a warm winter so far.

Awfully early for Coloradans (Coloradites?) to tempt the weather gods...

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2018 03:20 PM (hqZPQ)

53 F*ck the polar bears. Damned, dirty beasts.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 09, 2018 03:20 PM (5E5Ie)

54 16 3 CNN should send Jim Acosta to check on the polar bears. He could take Chris Cuomo with him. Do an in-depth study. Really in-depth. Like, live among them for a few days.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2018 03:14 PM (ptqGC)

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You forgot the go-pro cameras with the satellite uplink so we can observer the interactions.

___________

But I want the go-por's on the bears - I wish to see Jim Acosta's smug pi-hole react when the bear introduces him to True nature.

Posted by: fox at January 09, 2018 03:20 PM (hdFyL)

55 Climate Studies should be categorized under "Political Science".

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 09, 2018 03:20 PM (AM1GF)

56 So, will the EPA be forced to admit to the Gold King Mine flood/disaster?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2018 03:20 PM (ptqGC)

57 I hereby challenge him to double the rate, so the EPA is emptied by June 30.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 09, 2018 03:20 PM (7ZVPa)

58 44 Isn't ace himself a lawyer as well?

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:20 PM (LiyEm)

59 I really thought all the polar bears died.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

That was me...I hate you all

Posted by: zombie Lorax at January 09, 2018 03:21 PM (326rv)

60 Are we allowed to have ponds on our private property once again?

Yes. And farmers are allowed to plow. And dairymen are allowed to store milk without fire abatement systems. And the EPA isn't setting up lawsuits against its self to "settle" with activists. And so on.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:21 PM (39g3+)

61 Verily, the cold is a result of the warmth.

Posted by: Albert Gore, Savior at January 09, 2018 03:21 PM (FTPVM)

62 #Winning

Let's reduce it by half each year he's in office!!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 09, 2018 03:21 PM (W+vEI)

63 That was GSA, the Star Trek vids were IRS, the spoiling of the Colorado River was EPA>...


The US Civil Service, only the best and brightest folks.


Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 03:19 PM (SzZnW)


And me.

Posted by: Walter Peck at January 09, 2018 03:21 PM (QLvwG)

64 It may be a wee bit early (Jan 5th) to draw conclusions regarding average temperature for this winter.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 09, 2018 03:21 PM (5NMZN)

65 The problem with government jobs is that no one wants to work themselves out of a job.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 09, 2018 03:21 PM (olbr4)

66
"It's new age Gaiaism with some graphs."

You forgot to mention the weed.

Posted by: Too High at January 09, 2018 03:22 PM (/zwDg)

67 10 Wait.... so 50% of the EPA is within 4 years of retirement age????

How the hell does THAT work?
Posted by: Don Q. at January 09, 2018 03:13 PM (NgKpN)

Because they're all lifers, doing the bear minimum to keep their job and nobody up to this point, has put any pressure to actually do work.

In short, Pruit is making their work life miserable, you know, like not allowing them to watching pron or playing solitare all day.

Posted by: WisRich at January 09, 2018 03:22 PM (G0vdT)

68 I think this summer when the global warming idiots take a ship up to prove how little arctic ice there is, this time nobody should rescue their icebound ship.

Every freakin' year like clockwork.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:22 PM (39g3+)

69

I saw this on the Daily Caller site too, earlier today, and I was giddy. Lots of headlines over there made me giddy today.

Good times.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 09, 2018 03:22 PM (fceHP)

70

Well they can't do anything about the colder winter but they can certainly off some of the polar bears that are making them look bad.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 09, 2018 03:22 PM (lKyWE)

71 How *I* am responsible for the mess Dutch Boy, Valspar, Sherwin Williams and Behr left is beyond me.

That's why I use a dropcloth.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2018 03:22 PM (hqZPQ)

72 Isn't ace himself a lawyer as well?

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:20 PM (LiyEm)


Actually, he's a shelf installer.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2018 03:22 PM (ptqGC)

73 the winter is colder than average and polar bear populations are thriving.
..............

This is not good. Not good at all.

Posted by: Nanook the Eskimo at January 09, 2018 03:22 PM (HgMAr)

74 I really thought all the polar bears died.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

What we should do is agree to this bit of tripe, and tell the left that it was due to consumption of sugary sodas.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 09, 2018 03:22 PM (326rv)

75 Someone's going to have to bring a few more reactors online so I can enjoy this to the extent to which it deserves to be enjoyed.


Engine room reports 105% on the reactor is possible... but not recommended.

Posted by: Grump928(C) proposes at January 09, 2018 03:22 PM (QQ+il)

76 *fappityfappityfapfapfap*

Posted by: The Krakenboner at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (87y4e)

77 47 The Star Trek vids were also Social Security,I watched them while I was unfortunate enough to have an appointment there....

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (LiyEm)

78 Not seen sincethe Reagan admin eh?Thise. bush's were some hardcore conservatives though....
Posted by: steevy

_______

I love that Trump has decided he's going to "dance with the one that brought him" rather than Bush that actually passed a huge amount of ridiculous environmental bullshit to appease a group that would always hate him.

Once you learn that most "environmentalists" are just Marxists, you start to understand it's stupid to try and appease them with half measures.

Trump just went full bore with energy production like every other sane country on the planet.

Show me one other country that leaves vast resources alone like we do. Even "socialist" countries have the sense to use those resources.

Posted by: Maritime at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (lKmt3)

79 Well they can't do anything about the colder winter but they can certainly off some of the polar bears that are making them look bad.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic


Bit of brown paint and a prosthetic hump: voila, grizzlies.

Posted by: pep at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (5GcKk)

80 What !!!? I mean Whoooo.

Posted by: Spotted Owl at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (olbr4)

81 Ohhhhhhhh, we're haaaaalllllfffwaaaaaayyyy thhheeeeerrreeee

Posted by: Bon Jovi at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (mynhJ)

82
I just did the math on how much these 16 consecutive days of twenty plus degrees (even more, many days) BELOW historical average temperatures cost.

Anyone have Al Gores address? I want to send him a fvcking bill.

And a link to Milankovitch cycles. Which in effect move my house closer to Canada by about half a mile a year.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (2FqvZ)

83 Climate science is really more of an art, I think, properly speaking. You know.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2018 03:11 PM (kNasr)

Agreed. In the sense that a mob accountant is an artist.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (wYseH)

84
I remember the ads pretending to show polar bears drowning. On ice flows. Where they hunt seals and lounge around.
Posted by: Jane D'oh


Everybody's seal surfin'
Seal sufin' USA

Posted by: Surfer Bear at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (IqV8l)

85 Polar bears and climate religionists Hardest Hit.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 09, 2018 03:24 PM (Ckg4U)

86
I think this summer when the global warming idiots take a ship up to prove how little arctic ice there is, this time nobody should rescue their icebound ship.


Cruise lines are starting to offer Northwest Passage cruises so.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 09, 2018 03:24 PM (lKyWE)

87 Damn you Ace! It IS warmer! We are fudging...er...updating the data as we speak.

Posted by: NASA 'scientist' at January 09, 2018 03:24 PM (4CCz5)

88 ...mostly through retirements


I guess I'm unclear as to how 'Let them hang around collecting their salary and then get a full retirement package' is actually any kind of solution to government employees.

Posted by: Methos and 83,742 other people want Last Jedi eliminated from star wars canon at January 09, 2018 03:24 PM (XQvuQ)

89 77 Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (LiyEm)

Wonderful, the average cost of that CosPlaying was 65,000 dollars a session....

I think the total cost was 4 million.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 03:24 PM (SzZnW)

90 @75 ... if I were doing the performance evaluations for EPA employees, I would end with "Personally, I give you one chance in three"

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2018 03:24 PM (hqZPQ)

91 Related: Climate "scientists" predicted this winter would be warmer than average and that the polar bear population would be decimated.

Instead, the winter is colder than average and polar bear populations are thriving.

Oh well -- climate science is not an exact science. Or even just a science.

It's new age Gaiaism with some graphs.

Both links swiped from Instapundit.


Posted by: Ace at 03:10 PM



They aren't admitting to the 32 year cycle of the Earth slowing, the Earth's core getting more dense (maybe simultaneously happening to the libs), and how gases and magnetic waves are being released to the oceans.

Could this be why the oceans are getting warmer and the "climate" is changing? More earthquakes these past 5 years, this one potentially a big spiked one.

Science, unless the narrative doesn't fit.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 09, 2018 03:25 PM (fceHP)

92 i thought incandescent light bulbs killed the polar bears? who did they kill then? roving bands of fiddle players? you don't see them anymore.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2018 03:25 PM (KP5rU)

93 . if I were doing the performance evaluations for EPA employees, I would end with "Personally, I give you one chance in three"

In a Scottish accent, of course.

Posted by: pep at January 09, 2018 03:25 PM (5GcKk)

94 who did they kill then? roving bands of fiddle players? you don't see them anymore.

Nor organ grinders. Who'd have thought it would be so selective.

Posted by: pep at January 09, 2018 03:26 PM (5GcKk)

95 Verily, the cold is a result of the warmth.
Posted by: Albert Gore



Verily, you are FoS.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2018 03:26 PM (UNMPM)

96 Scott Pruitt and Nikki Haley.

I have to admit, going in I would not have picked those two as the stars of the administration.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 03:26 PM (ul9CR)

97 And a link to Milankovitch cycles. Which in effect move my house closer to Canada by about half a mile a year.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (2FqvZ)

Huh? You're being kicked out of the US by the earth?!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 09, 2018 03:26 PM (4CCz5)

98 Agreed. In the sense that a mob accountant is an artist.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (wYseH)
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One thing I've learned from the daily art thread here is that art truly is in the eye of the beholder.

Science, art, accountant, artist, potato, potahto. Like that.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2018 03:27 PM (kNasr)

99 Scott Pruitt should win federal employee of the month.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2018 03:27 PM (sX1BW)

100 I guess I'm unclear as to how 'Let them hang around collecting their salary and then get a full retirement package' is actually any kind of solution to government employees.

Posted by: Methos and 83,742 other people want Last Jedi eliminated from star wars canon


If paying them 75% of their salaries to go work on their Seabase 2020 memorabilia collection gets them off the peoples' backs, it's a small price to pay...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 09, 2018 03:27 PM (AM1GF)

101 Like this will stop the papers claiming this is the warmest January on record. They're already written.

Posted by: jsg at January 09, 2018 03:27 PM (VDRqr)

102 35 A good start, as one might say about lawyers.

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*points*

*laughs at Insomniac
Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:18 PM (8XRCm)

Ahem.

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 09, 2018 03:27 PM (NWiLs)

103 It's not swiping, it's aiding in the wider dissemination of vital information necessary for the public good by use of attribution.

Make govspeak work for you.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (e1mEI)

104 96 Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 03:26 PM (ul9CR)

I wanted Nikki to run against Grammy H, and I think she would have won or exposed the left's racism.....

she will break your heart every time on cultural issues, but she is a fighter on fiscal and international ones.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (SzZnW)

105 That video of a skinny, old starving Polar Bear that was all over a few weeks ago, that made me chuckle. Not at the bear, that was kind of sad.

But people were presenting it a some kind of global warming argument: see, see, its killing bears!!!!

No, you colossal ignoramus. Animals starve when there's too many for their environment, not too few. There are more polar bears alive now than at any time in known memory or recorded existence. The arctic Indians are saying they have never, nor have their ancestors ever talked about so many bears.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (39g3+)

106 Which in effect move my house closer to Canada by about half a mile a year.

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Half a mile a year????

Thats like hyperdrive in geological terms.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (8XRCm)

107 92 i thought incandescent light bulbs killed the polar bears? who did they kill then? roving bands of fiddle players? you don't see them anymore.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2018 03:25 PM (KP5rU)

Global warming. They were pushed out by the mariachis.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (4CCz5)

108 Like this will stop the papers claiming this is the warmest January on record. They're already written.
Posted by: jsg at January 09, 2018 03:27 PM (VDRqr)
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They've learned from Jim Comey that it's best to write things two months ahead of when the evidence comes in. Just to stay on top of your workload, and stuff.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (kNasr)

109 OT: But just found out Sue Grafton died a couple weeks ago.

She was a good writer, sorry she didn't finish her 'alphabet' series. Got to 'y' though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards now with TLJ review linkage at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (xJa6I)

110 100 percent is a better idea, any chance Dept of Education next?

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (aC6Sd)

111 And a link to Milankovitch cycles. Which in effect move my house closer to Canada by about half a mile a year.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division

Huh? You're being kicked out of the US by the earth?!
Posted by: Cannibal Bob


It could be worse. Europe just traded San Marino to Asia for Singapore and two island nations to be named later.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (AM1GF)

112 I remember the ads pretending to show polar bears drowning. On ice flows. Where they hunt seals and lounge around.
Posted by: Jane D'oh


Where they are almost as good a swimmer as the killer whales.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (UNMPM)

113 73 the winter is colder than average and polar bear populations are thriving.
..............

This is not good. Not good at all.
Posted by: Nanook the Eskimo at January 09, 2018 03:22 PM (HgMAr)

Shut your blubber-hole, ya pussy.

Posted by: The Mighty Quinn at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (NWiLs)

114 i thought incandescent light bulbs killed the polar bears?

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No, they just killed the idea of lighting your house nicely for a couple of dollars.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (sX1BW)

115 What the fuck were 15,000 people doing at EPA? I can think of useful employment for maybe 350 tops there.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (3J/LN)

116 drought followed by record fires before winter rains bring the mud slides

But you can't beat the weather!

Posted by: California Dreaming at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (XTiHL)

117 I thought I read a post somewhere that allegedly Pruitt was in the running to replace Lemmon 714, Secret Agent as Atty Gen.

I hope he stays at EPA. My choice is J. Christian Adams.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (mbhDw)

118 It's a balmy 37 degrees here in Milwaukee and has been much warmer since Saturday. It feels more like early March. I was able to put my salt-encrusted car through a car wash on Sunday, although the line was around the block.

After frigid temps last week, this feels great! I'm all for your global warming! F the polar bears!

Posted by: Donna and V. ( sans ampersands at the present time) at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (ZM2xo)

119 I don't like some of the shit I'm reading about Trump caving on DACA.

Pruitt for AG.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (4ET6v)

120 It could be worse. Europe just traded San Marino to Asia for Singapore and two island nations to be named later.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (AM1GF)

Lol. Play 'em or trade 'em.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (4CCz5)

121 I have to admit, going in I would not have picked those two as the stars of the administration.

Quietly, behind the scenes, Ben Carson is doing the same thing at HUD. Cutting back, cleaning house, reducing its power and scope.

Yes, Ben Carson, the guy everyone loves to make fun of and hate here. The guy so dumb he was literally a Mayo Clinic brain surgeon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (39g3+)

122 Which in effect move my house closer to Canada by about half a mile a year.
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Which means that you shouldn't care about where it is in 20 years, by the 10-mile rule.

Posted by: Axeman at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (vDqXW)

123 >>drought followed by record fires before winter rains bring the mud slides

>>But you can't beat the weather!



And they are amazed. Every. Time.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (BkviO)

124 110 100 percent is a better idea, any chance Dept of Education next?
Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (aC6Sd)


If Pruitt can run a clinic with Betsy DeVos and Ben Carson, we might be on to something here...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (mbhDw)

125 Still not tired of the winning.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (xDKH6)

126 They should move the EPA office to like North Dakota or some place like that. See how many stay on.

It really is crazy the incestuous relationship groups like the EPA and Dept of Interiors have with left-wing activist groups like the Sierra Club.

I have a friend that works for a "Democrat" lobbying firm and just getting a govt agency to sign off on basic development (like a road to housing) was almost impossible under Obama.

Posted by: Maritime at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (lKmt3)

127 "Climastrology" or "climate scientology" are good ones.


I think one of the founders, original poobahs who helped set up EPA in the Nixon Admin. said last year that "we were done by the late 1980s" in terms of the actual critical environmental protection or restoration. He sensibly thought the agency had vastly outgrown/over-stepped its boundaries, and mostly outlived its necessity.


Would love to see der Trumpenfuhrer - along with the auto industry, if they're not all already borg-ified by the Gleichschaltung of the past 30 years - go after CAFE standards.


And has anyone less lazy than I and who slept last night looked to see what the Fed. Energy Reg. Comm. decision was about? I mean the so-what of it all. Rejected something from DOE/Perry related to oil and coal power generation.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (QDnY+)

128 100 percent is a better idea, any chance Dept of Education next?

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True. It wouldn't take long to increase the size of these agencies under the right circumstances. Still - I'll pocket the victory and hope for more.

Also, I'd move all EPA jobs to the artic - to save the polar bears.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (sX1BW)

129 107: I hate mariachis. Sound like a voodoo curse. Or some dipshit jingling a pocket full of change.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (KP5rU)

130 More good news. A top State Dept official in charge of the refugee program has been reassigned to work on FOIA requests.

https://tinyurl.com/y7mqth7r

Posted by: JackStraw at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (/tuJf)

131 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (39g3+)

Who is this -everyone here- group you speak of?

Posted by: Spotted Owl at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (olbr4)

132 121 I have to admit, going in I would not have picked those two as the stars of the administration.

Quietly, behind the scenes, Ben Carson is doing the same thing at HUD. Cutting back, cleaning house, reducing its power and scope.

Yes, Ben Carson, the guy everyone loves to make fun of and hate here. The guy so dumb he was literally a Mayo Clinic brain surgeon.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (39g3+)

Who was hating on him here?

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (NWiLs)

133 I was in Detroit last Friday--it was scrotum-tensingly cold. I know this because I was wearing a business suit. Though I probably should have kept my scrotum inside my suit during the interview.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (hqZPQ)

134 119 I don't like some of the shit I'm reading about Trump caving on DACA.

Pruitt for AG.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (4ET6v)


I think it was all a mind-fuck to destroy the Wolff crazy-Trump meme.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (mbhDw)

135 115 What the fuck were 15,000 people doing at EPA? I can think of useful employment for maybe 350 tops there.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (3J/LN)


Not much. thats hwy they didn't retire. great gig.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (4CCz5)

136 She was a good writer, sorry she didn't finish her 'alphabet' series. Got to 'y' though.

Apparently by J she really regretted starting the alphabet thing. That's 26 books about the same characters in the same setting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (39g3+)

137 If there's one thing I've learned, it's not to get worked up about ANYthing I read about Trump.

Watch his actions, not his Tweets and not what people write about him.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (ul9CR)

138 Got up to 40 today and feels like summer.

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:32 PM (LiyEm)

139 Yes, Ben Carson, the guy everyone loves to make fun
of and hate here. The guy so dumb he was literally a Mayo Clinic brain
surgeon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (39g3+)
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I really wanted a rocket engineer to be selected for the position.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 09, 2018 03:32 PM (5NMZN)

140 He's gonna drop out any day now and hand this thing to Hillary, I can feel it.

Posted by: Mega at January 09, 2018 03:32 PM (8DnWL)

141 I apologize for the math.

Posted by: Axeman at January 09, 2018 03:32 PM (vDqXW)

142 I don't like some of the shit I'm reading about Trump caving on DACA.

The media knows the only effective weapon they have left is demoralizing the base with disinformation. Remember all the BS about the tax bill that had to be disproven?

Posted by: Ian S. at January 09, 2018 03:32 PM (3J/LN)

143 I fear something awesome has happened, as if a million games of minesweeper cried out, and were suddenly silenced

Posted by: Obi-Winning Kenobi at January 09, 2018 03:32 PM (VDRqr)

144 Every day. Not tired of WINNING.

Trump is showing MAGA in more than I thought imaginable.

He keeps on delivering.

Thanks to him AND to Pruitt!

Thanks for appointing Pruitt!

Posted by: Minuteman at January 09, 2018 03:32 PM (A3b6q)

145 Which in effect move my house closer to Canada by about half a mile a year.
-----
Which means that you shouldn't care about where it is in 20 years, by the 10-mile rule.

Posted by: Axeman at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (vDqXW)


* quietly lol's in order to keep that [redacted fruity obscenity] away *

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 09, 2018 03:32 PM (2FqvZ)

146 Strangely, no winter at all here in Denver. Its still like early fall.

Posted by: son of sonobi at January 09, 2018 03:32 PM (2H0cC)

147 136 She was a good writer, sorry she didn't finish her 'alphabet' series. Got to 'y' though.

Apparently by J she really regretted starting the alphabet thing. That's 26 books about the same characters in the same setting.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (39g3+)

I'll believe it. Most authors want to move on from a character after a while.

Fans, however, usually are delighted to keep reading about their favorite characters. It's a puzzle/tension.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards now with TLJ review linkage at January 09, 2018 03:32 PM (xJa6I)

148 The EPA did a bang-up job with water quality in Flint, Michigan.

The EPA did a stellar job at the Gold King Mine on the Animas Rover in Colorado.

Who needs science when you have mottos!

Yeah, EPA!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (ATVNj)

149 What the fuck were 15,000 people doing at EPA?

It took 2000 just to confiscate the rainwater-collection barrels.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (ul9CR)

150 And they are amazed. Every. Time.
Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (BkviO)

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EPA - No. You cannot clear brush. You cannot plow firebreaks. You cannot to anything to impact the highly fragile ecosystem youve built your dream home in. It's ....... PRISTINE.


GOD - Hold my beer.... watch THIS fire.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (8XRCm)

151 Quietly, behind the scenes, Ben Carson is doing the same thing at HUD. Cutting back, cleaning house, reducing its power and scope.

Yes, Ben Carson, the guy everyone loves to make fun of and hate here. The guy so dumb he was literally a Mayo Clinic brain surgeon.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

__________

I hope there's a political future for ben carson. I still think Trump maybe should have put him on the ticket, but I guess it all worked out.

I will say though Ben Carson flubbed some pretty basic debate questions. But I love the symbolism of a black Republican neurosurgeon running for President.

Posted by: Maritime at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (lKmt3)

152 I think if Trump approves amnesty he should lose The Gorilla Channel. Its just that bad.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (4CCz5)

153 I used to see jokes in just about every thread about how stupid Ben Carson was and how much he sucked. He thought pyramids were to store grain hur hur hur, he said he didn't have enough experience for the job hur hur hur, what a doofus.

It just baffled me completely. Meanwhile he's quietly doing what everyone here claims they want done: reducing the power and size of federal government.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (39g3+)

154 133 I was in Detroit last Friday--it was scrotum-tensingly cold. I know this because I was wearing a business suit. Though I probably should have kept my scrotum inside my suit during the interview.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (hqZPQ)

I don't think hangin' brains is part of the standard interview advice.

Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (NWiLs)

155 More good news. A top State Dept official in charge of the refugee program has been reassigned to work on FOIA requests.



https://tinyurl.com/y7mqth7r

Posted by: JackStraw at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (/tuJf)

I suddenly have a burning need for State Dept. documents. It would not due at all for this person to have extra time on his hands.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (xDKH6)

156 she will break your heart every time on cultural issues, but she is a fighter on fiscal and international ones.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (SzZnW)


Grr.

I am a Haley fanboi and I grit my teeth when people say this, every time.

Show me the Haley weakness on cultural issues.

Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 03:34 PM (Z5y53)

157 150 And they are amazed. Every. Time.
Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (BkviO)

------

EPA - No. You cannot clear brush. You cannot plow firebreaks. You cannot to anything to impact the highly fragile ecosystem youve built your dream home in. It's ....... PRISTINE.


GOD - Hold my beer.... watch THIS fire.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (8XRCm)


Meanwhile the inevitable mudslides have killed a few people in CA.

But, mother earth is precious.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2018 03:34 PM (mbhDw)

158 More good news. A top State Dept official in charge of the refugee program has been reassigned to work on FOIA requests.





https://tinyurl.com/y7mqth7r



Posted by: JackStraw at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (/tuJf)

I
suddenly have a burning need for State Dept. documents. It would not due
at all for this person to have extra time on his hands.


Posted by: redbanzai at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (xDKH6)

Errr... it would also not DO at all.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 09, 2018 03:34 PM (xDKH6)

159 Attention: Alex the Chick: someone needs your lawyer help pro bono that he can trust. See the sock link.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2018 03:34 PM (QCX64)

160 What the fuck were 15,000 people doing at EPA? I can think of useful employment for maybe 350 tops there.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (3J/LN)


sending out dnc flyers for obama, for one thing
and watching porn

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (fceHP)

161 156 she will break your heart every time on cultural issues, but she is a fighter on fiscal and international ones.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 03:28 PM (SzZnW)

Grr.

I am a Haley fanboi and I grit my teeth when people say this, every time.

Show me the Haley weakness on cultural issues.
Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 03:34 PM (Z5y53)


I think she caved on the Confederate flag for sure. But I have no idea where she stands on homo marriage. Assume she is anti-abortion?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (mbhDw)

162 114 i thought incandescent light bulbs killed the polar bears?

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Only if you throw them really hard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (5E5Ie)

163
Would someone wake former Texas Governor Rick Perry up and show him this thread? Just how many DOE peeps can he toss out the window?

So far, business as usual.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (2FqvZ)

164 What the fuck were 15,000 people doing at EPA? I can think of useful employment for maybe 350 tops there.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (3J/LN)
.............

Somebody's got to hold down the 15,000 floating chairs we bought.

Posted by: Lisa Jackson at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (HgMAr)

165 Quietly, behind the scenes, Ben Carson is doing the same thing at HUD.
Cutting back, cleaning house, reducing its power and scope.
---
I actually completely forgot he was around.

Posted by: Methos and 83,745 other people want Last Jedi eliminated from star wars canon at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (XQvuQ)

166 The oceans are sinking!!

Seriously, there was an article on that a few days ago.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (xfb67)

167 26 Reminds me of a "The Far Side" slide of polar bears and an igloo. Crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside. I do denounce myself, I just made the PSA Indian shed a tear.
Posted by: auscolpyr at January 09, 2018 03:16 PM (suO/a)

I speak for all PSA Indians, and We are offended!

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (A3b6q)

168 #ButGorsuch

Fucking never Trumpers

Posted by: Max Power at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (Hucnr)

169 162 114 i thought incandescent light bulbs killed the polar bears?

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Only if you throw them really hard.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (5E5Ie)


If Uncle Fester can chew on them, I mean, c'mon people!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (mbhDw)

170 I hope he stays at EPA. My choice is J. Christian Adams.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (mbhDw)

My choice is Tomas de Torquemada

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (tMFgx)

171
The EPA did a bang-up job with water quality in Flint, Michigan.

-----------------------------

That was the responsibility and failure of the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality.

#Michigan-NO!

Posted by: RioBravo at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (5NMZN)

172 I don't like some of the shit I'm reading about Trump caving on DACA.

The media knows the only effective weapon they have left is demoralizing the base with disinformation. Remember all the BS about the tax bill that had to be disproven?
Posted by: Ian S.

________

Let's be honest though, after that last meeting with Schumer, Trump was saying some pretty stupid shit about how we should take care of the DREAMERS.

I hope he doesn't cave unless you can show something long term like say ending chain migration.

If he basically gives a "clean" Dreamer bill for something worthless like more border agents, his base will leave him.

Posted by: Maritime at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (G/kZc)

173 They aren't admitting to the 32 year cycle of the Earth slowing, the Earth's core getting more dense (maybe simultaneously happening to the libs), and how gases and magnetic waves are being released to the oceans.

Could this be why the oceans are getting warmer and the "climate" is changing? More earthquakes these past 5 years, this one potentially a big spiked one.

Science, unless the narrative doesn't fit.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 09, 2018 03:25 PM (fceHP)



I was thinking about this the other day when the we can totally measure the depths of the oceans guys stuff was being batted about by the Horde.

We don't actually *know* what is in the center of the Earth. Now, we have very very very very strong evidence as to what it is but it's not like we've drilled down there and looked.

*Crystal Caves in Mexico what were found by accident interlude here*

We haven't been keeping records long enough to really know how the Earth's wobble works and what it does.

Look, I'll sum up. We know squat. And the Universe tends to smush like bug anyone who gets too uppity about what s/h/it thinks it knows.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (mf5HN)

174 I've heard 'Trump sold us out' a few times in the past.

I'll wait to see.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (oVJmc)

175 Most of the functions of the EPA outside of the social engineering crap are replicated by every state, every city over 25,000 or so and almost every county. Given that there should be no more than 105 employees.

One manager with one assistant for every state and 5 people to run herd on them. Instead of having the largest building on the mall they should have a few offices in said building. Maybe 5 with a single all inclusive restroom.

Posted by: DanMan at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (XTiHL)

176 154 133 I was in Detroit last Friday--it was scrotum-tensingly cold. I know this because I was wearing a business suit. Though I probably should have kept my scrotum inside my suit during the interview.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (hqZPQ)

I don't think hangin' brains is part of the standard interview advice.
Posted by: Insomniac - Meet the New Year, same as the old year at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (NWiLs)

Nipples, on the other hand... (don't worry, SFW)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnXPGF0pvJU

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (7HtZB)

177 Show me the Haley weakness on cultural issues.
Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 03:34 PM (Z5y53)

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So.... which flag is flying over the State Capitol again???

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (8XRCm)

178 http://bit.ly/2meKEcj

Somebody Has Already Been Killed Over The Dossier, Fusion GPS Lawyer Claimed

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (y3aQB)

179 Any chance we could do a GoFundMe to create a real Gorilla Channel? We don't actually have to create a Gorilla Channel, we could just use the money on hookers and blow and just splice all those Jane Goodall docs. Outsource to Korea and it would cheap.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (YV+SU)

180 What the fuck were 15,000 people doing at EPA?

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Well 150 are shitting in the hallways and 250 are cleaning the hallways.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (5NMZN)

181 112 I remember the ads pretending to show polar bears drowning. On ice flows. Where they hunt seals and lounge around.
Posted by: Jane D'oh


Where they are almost as good a swimmer as the killer whales.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (UNMPM)


Linnaean name: Ursus maritimus. Bear of the sea. Has been swimming 100 miles out to sea.

Oh, and about those photos showing the ice floes melting? Taken in summer - the Arctic is pitch black in the winter, and has only feeble sunlight in spring and fall.

So the photos unequivocally proved: some ice melts in the summer. Stop press.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (YqDXo)

182 I've gotten to the point where I'm fine keeping the "dreamers" AFTER the wall is built. Up to that point they're in a limbo and want to keep their nose clean and require zero taxpayer dollars. Or take jobs from Americans.

Huh. Guess there's no reason or any real way for them to stay...

Anyway, they can get an extension after the wall is built, but no sooner.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (ks6bw)

183
I actually know someone who works at the EPA. Old schoolmate. If you asked me his job title, I'd be damned if I could remember it.

But he has a JD. That I am sure of.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (mbhDw)

184 Quietly, behind the scenes, Ben Carson is doing the same thing at HUD.
Cutting back, cleaning house, reducing its power and scope.


This is, of course, the entire point of Trump's much-maligned Twitter presence. It keeps the media chasing his laser pointer while real work that the media might otherwise be demonizing gets done scot-free.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (3J/LN)

185 has been SEEN

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (YqDXo)

186 All right all right we'll give up on Climate Change.

But not the Food Pyramid!

Posted by: Scientists of Rock Ridge at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (BsGS1)

187 129 107: I hate mariachis. Sound like a voodoo curse. Or some dipshit jingling a pocket full of change.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (KP5rU)

I love traditional music like mariachi. Much better than any modern crapola I hear on pop radio.

Posted by: stace at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (6HFDU)

188
i thought incandescent light bulbs killed the polar bears? who did they
kill then? roving bands of fiddle players? you don't see them anymore.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2018 03:25 PM (KP5rU)


Speaking of, I want my damned incandescent bulbs back.

Also, I'm smacking myself in the head because I typed "flows" instead of "floes" up-thread.

Gah. Off to brave the Outside and Sam's Club.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (ptqGC)

189 So.... which flag is flying over the State Capitol again???

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (8XRCm)

The Baby Veronica case also pops to mind.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (xDKH6)

190 More campaign awesomness: When Trump went to Flint and passed out Trump brand bottled water. Hillary just plain passed out and didn't go.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 03:38 PM (ul9CR)

191 Actually, you need 15,000 people at EPA to concoct imaginary concepts like "environmental racism."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 09, 2018 03:38 PM (ATVNj)

192 Attention: Alex the Chick: someone needs your lawyer help pro bono that he can trust. See the sock link.
Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2018 03:34 PM (QCX64)


Necessity is a defense.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:38 PM (mf5HN)

193 Apparently by J she really regretted starting the alphabet thing. That's 26 books about the same characters in the same setting.

+++

Shoulda just done vowels

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at January 09, 2018 03:38 PM (1OqZF)

194 The oceans are sinking!!

Seriously, there was an article on that a few days ago.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (xfb67)

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Moar bullshit to explain why all that melting water bullshit wasn't causing the oceans to rise bullshit.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:38 PM (8XRCm)

195
Show me the Haley weakness on cultural issues.
Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 03:34 PM (Z5y53)



She was all in on pulling down Confederate momuments

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 09, 2018 03:38 PM (lKyWE)

196 I think we should help the Polar Bears.

Expand their range.

How about we deliver a shipful to the San Francisco Waterfront? Weren't they complaining about the out of control Sea Lions and Seals? We could solve the problem naturally!

Posted by: rd at January 09, 2018 03:38 PM (4dz1m)

197 I wonder if all those climate scientists at the EPA have gotten around to classifying the "golden showers" on that bed in Moscow as Waters of The United States?

Posted by: Comanche Voter at January 09, 2018 03:38 PM (Sda6L)

198 We don't actually *know* what is in the center of the Earth. Now, we have very very very very strong evidence as to what it is but it's not like we've drilled down there and looked.

Its actually not even that strong. We have strong supposition based on logic and numbers but no evidence whatsoever. Nobody has even gotten all the way through the crust... assuming there even IS a limit to what we call the crust. What's down there is a complete unknown.

Science does not use deductive reasoning where you eliminate all the things you can prove to be false until you end up with one inevitable, absolute true conclusion.

Science uses inductive reasoning wherein you examine all possibilities and likelihoods, based on the best information you have, and eventually come to a final conclusion of the most probable answer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:39 PM (39g3+)

199 197 I wonder if all those climate scientists at the EPA have gotten around to classifying the "golden showers" on that bed in Moscow as Waters of The United States?
Posted by: Comanche Voter at January 09, 2018 03:38 PM (Sda6L)


I refer to those as "Maxine."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2018 03:39 PM (mbhDw)

200 166 The oceans are sinking!!

Seriously, there was an article on that a few days ago.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (xfb67)

It's worse than you think! Trump just opened up most of the Continental Shelf to drilling. What happens when one of those irresponsible oil fiends drills a hole all the way through and the ocean drains like a giant bathtub? You won't be so happy with your President Trump then will you?

1 in 5. I bet I could get 1 in 5 Liberals to believe that scenario...

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at January 09, 2018 03:39 PM (tMFgx)

201 So Donald Trump is keeping another promise.

But he is totally going to betray his base on immigration.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Sleep Tight with A Comey Shred-N-Burn from the Outrage Outlet! at January 09, 2018 03:39 PM (hLRSq)

202 Instead, the winter is colder than average and polar bear populations are thriving.

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White privilege.

Posted by: ShainS at January 09, 2018 03:40 PM (mnAI8)

203 Will it really matter? The next Dim administration will just have a flood of hiring. Unless the rules are changed, really changed, to prevent and punish malfeasance by these asswipes, all we're doing is a delaying tactic.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 09, 2018 03:40 PM (xQfPr)

204 15,000 people are needed to declare everything is a wetland.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 09, 2018 03:40 PM (ATVNj)

205 What the fuck were 15,000 people doing at EPA?

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Causing a week day performance hit, from 9 - 3 pm, on PronHub servers.

Posted by: Jolo at January 09, 2018 03:40 PM (WrMOC)

206 I hope he stays at EPA. My choice is J. Christian Adams.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (mbhDw)

===============

J. Christian Adams would require Senate approval, which ain't happening anytime this year. Pruitt, OTOH, could be slipped in using the Vacancies Act.

Posted by: Jackal at January 09, 2018 03:40 PM (AlkIc)

207 1 in 5. I bet I could get 1 in 5 Liberals to believe that scenario...
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at January 09, 2018 03:39 PM (tMFgx)

Only 1?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 09, 2018 03:40 PM (KUaJL)

208 Correction:

She was all in on pulling down Confederate momuments THAT RACIST DEMOCRATS PUT UP IN THE 50's.

She should have emphasized that.

Posted by: rd at January 09, 2018 03:40 PM (4dz1m)

209 The oceans are sinking!!



Seriously, there was an article on that a few days ago.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 09, 2018 03:35 PM (xfb67)

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So that is how Obama fixed the problem of rising seas!

Posted by: RioBravo at January 09, 2018 03:40 PM (5NMZN)

210 This is all great but is there a way to keep these agencies from spooling right back up to pre-Trump levels once he is out ?

I'm talking Looooonnnnggggg game here

Posted by: jsg at January 09, 2018 03:41 PM (VDRqr)

211 Well 150 are shitting in the hallways and 250 are cleaning the hallways

-

Trump is stifling job creation!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 09, 2018 03:41 PM (ks6bw)

212 Climate science is really more of an art, I think, properly speaking. You know.





Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2018 03:11 PM


If the art in question is "pasty naked guy on an ottoman", you're on to something there.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 09, 2018 03:41 PM (p+Wdc)

213 Oh well -- climate science is not an exact science. Or even just a science.


No, Mr Spades!

Climate Science is a fluffy Pink Teddy Bear who holds you at night and whispers "I Wuv You" over and over as you dream.

Climate Science is a scoop of lime sherbet topped with crunchy fried Sugar Ants and Soy Bacon.

That, Mr Spades, that is what Climate Science is!

Good Day!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 09, 2018 03:41 PM (E3rQ4)

214 sending out dnc flyers for obama, for one thing

and watching porn

Starring in Star Trek fan-fiction videos!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2018 03:41 PM (QCX64)

215 Its actually not even that strong. We have strong supposition based on logic and numbers but no evidence whatsoever. Nobody has even gotten all the way through the crust... assuming there even IS a limit to what we call the crust. What's down there is a complete unknown.
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There is a great sea down there populated by dinosaurs. Did you miss Journey to the Center of the Earth? I was six and watched it three times until my mom called the theater and had them send me home. Jeebus. Probably the greatest movie ever made.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 09, 2018 03:41 PM (YV+SU)

216 right...but the winter in australia right now is a hot bitch.

Posted by: Dr. Drake Remoray at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (V3U1L)

217 The US Civil Service, only the best and brightest folks.


Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 03:19 PM (SzZnW)


This is probably a bad time to announce that I just got hired as a GS employee, lol.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (uiwCw)

218 181 112 I remember the ads pretending to show polar bears drowning. On ice flows. Where they hunt seals and lounge around.
Posted by: Jane D'oh


Where they are almost as good a swimmer as the killer whales.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2018 03:29 PM (UNMPM)

Linnaean name: Ursus maritimus. Bear of the sea. Has been swimming 100 miles out to sea.

Oh, and about those photos showing the ice floes melting? Taken in summer - the Arctic is pitch black in the winter, and has only feeble sunlight in spring and fall.

So the photos unequivocally proved: some ice melts in the summer. Stop press.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (YqDXo)

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Yep. That bear wasn't stranded, he was resting/hitching a ride.

Posted by: Jackal at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (AlkIc)

219
Anyway, they can get an extension after the wall is built, but no sooner.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 09, 2018 03:37 PM (ks6bw)

Trump's request is for a piddling $18 billion over ten years to build a wall on half of the border.

Posted by: stace at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (6HFDU)

220 I hate mariachis. Sound like a voodoo curse.

I like mariachi music, but not for very long. One dinner at a restaurant is pretty much my limit. Its all pretty much the same damn thing.

But folk music of all sorts is fine in small doses.

Or when reimagined with brilliance like these guys:

https://youtu.be/j1aIk80J4TQ

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (39g3+)

221 Its actually not even that strong. We have strong supposition based on
logic and numbers but no evidence whatsoever. Nobody has even gotten
all the way through the crust... assuming there even IS a limit to what
we call the crust. What's down there is a complete unknown.
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Well, not completely

Posted by: Lucifer and Srutr fighting over property lines at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (XQvuQ)

222 http://bit.ly/2mjDwMh

Andrew Klavan : When Hollywood kicked me out

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (y3aQB)

223 We can turn Virginia red again at this rate.

Posted by: Liv Ullmann's smegma at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (xZc4z)

224 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:39 PM (39g3+)

*sniff* I watched Journey to the Center of the Earth. It's all caverns with monsters who have big pointy teeth- and James Mason.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (ycWCI)

225 Thanks for that link, JackStraw. Sort of my old stomping grounds. Or at least dealt with it (PRM) bureau quite a bit. But it was exclusively about US aid to refugees overseas, not the refugee admissions issue.


Note the felicitous name of the NGO official who's worried the refugee program will continue to be "destroyed" (chuckle) - Hans van de Weerd.


Actually, (((((JJ))))) and other MOT might be interested if they don't know already, Int. Rescue Committee got its name and its start in the very noble effort of getting more Jooos into the US from Europe in the 1930s.


They famously got a little fast and loose with some documentation to - literally, as it of course turned out - rescue Jews. So when I had meetings on quarterly reports and such with them, I'd usually start by asking - "so are these numbers real, or did you make them up???". All in good fun, and they enjoyed the humor. And they did excellent work in very bad situations overseas.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (QDnY+)

226 She was all in on pulling down Confederate momuments THAT RACIST DEMOCRATS PUT UP IN THE 50's.



She should have emphasized that.

Posted by: rd at January 09, 2018 03:40 PM (4dz1m)

That is mostly false statement.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (xDKH6)

227 Protect America's Waterways! Defund the EPA!

Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (lKs2v)

228 What happens when one of those irresponsible oil fiends drills a hole all the way through and the ocean drains like a giant bathtub?

You counterdrill holes in China and let it flow out into space. Duh.

Posted by: pep at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (5GcKk)

229 Compared to the last week it feels almost spring

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 03:43 PM (aC6Sd)

230 What the fuck were 15,000 people doing at EPA?
..........

Besides groping themselves?

Posted by: wth at January 09, 2018 03:43 PM (HgMAr)

231 133 I was in Detroit last Friday--it was scrotum-tensingly cold. I know this because I was wearing a business suit. Though I probably should have kept my scrotum inside my suit during the interview.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2018 03:31 PM (hqZPQ)

Now now, the guy who interviewed you might have been dazzled by the way you thought out of the box. Or the pants, in this case.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 09, 2018 03:43 PM (RD7QR)

232 The Earth's Core is a rich, creamy Nougat.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2018 03:44 PM (BkviO)

233 There is a great sea down there populated by dinosaurs. Did you miss Journey to the Center of the Earth? I was six and watched it three times until my mom called the theater and had them send me home.

That's actually a really good book. Jules Verne. The film was a blast, even if a bit silly

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:44 PM (39g3+)

234 I dunno, I saw this one sick polar bear that was dying from global warming so all the other ones must be too.

Posted by: Dr. Drake Remoray at January 09, 2018 03:44 PM (V3U1L)

235
We haven't been keeping records long enough to really know how the Earth's wobble works and what it does.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (mf5HN)


No, actually we do. The Earth currently wobbles to the determinant of the Northern Hemisphere. Sending more solar energy to the more water laced Southern Hemisphere. Which does not heat as well as land masses. When the Earth stops wobbling and begins the slow return to the north the north is already in an Ice Age.

It's kinda cool to see how they reposition the sign posts where the sun positions itself on the same day, at the same time every year to determine this. Almost out of sight to the south. Year after year, decade after decade, and will continue for tens of thousands of years.

Like I mentioned, Milankovitch cycles. The left is not going to tell you about them, because actual science is involved.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 09, 2018 03:44 PM (2FqvZ)

236 A strategic move to cull and control Government workers would be to return to the Civil Service Exam. That would likely weed out about a third of current employees.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 09, 2018 03:44 PM (YV+SU)

237 How many polar bears has All Gore's house murdered ?

Posted by: jsg at January 09, 2018 03:44 PM (VDRqr)

238 sreiously though...that was a crap ton of cold I had to deal with the last two weeks. I didn't bother to fix my furnace and had to rely on the hvac to keep house warm in 5 degree nights.

Posted by: Dr. Drake Remoray at January 09, 2018 03:45 PM (V3U1L)

239 The Earth's Core is a rich, creamy Nougat.

You know...

what the heck is nougat, other than really tasty?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:45 PM (39g3+)

240 It's time to relieve all of these agencies of their weapons. The EPA, HUD, Dept of Ed do not need weaponized departments. We have departments assigned to protect those bureaucrats and we have agencies to physically enforce the law.
Take up their guns and allow those agents to apply with the Border Patrol.

Posted by: gNewt at January 09, 2018 03:45 PM (L8slQ)

241 This is probably a bad time to announce that I just got hired as a GS employee, lol.

Moron & 'ette infiltration of the civil service can only be good. Imagine a Justice Department run by alexthechick.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 09, 2018 03:45 PM (3J/LN)

242 I think the Earth's core is a mass of strings like the inside of a golf ball. Or it's bubblegum.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 03:45 PM (ul9CR)

243 228 What happens when one of those irresponsible oil fiends drills a hole all the way through and the ocean drains like a giant bathtub?

You counterdrill holes in China and let it flow out into space. Duh.
Posted by: pep at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (5GcKk)

But then we'll be out of water! It is a catastrophe!

We need to go back to a more simpler way of life where me and my friends stay right where we are and 90% of humanity is living like North Koreans. It's the only responsible way!

-Typical leftist.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 09, 2018 03:45 PM (ycWCI)

244
Earths core is molten iron.

Has to be to generate the Van Allen Belts.


But dont tell the EPA. They'll want to ban ocean water to keep the core from rusting away.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:45 PM (8XRCm)

245 "The EPA did a bang-up job with water quality in Flint, Michigan."

That was the bang-up job by the Flint Water Dept. going off of the Detroit Water Department aqueduct and using their own plant, but not adding the chemical necessary to keep lead from pipes and solder from leaching into the water supply.

And then some of the brainiacs forged their water testing reports to cover everything up.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Sleep Tight with A Comey Shred-N-Burn from the Outrage Outlet! at January 09, 2018 03:45 PM (hLRSq)

246 We haven't been keeping records long enough to really know how the Earth's wobble works and what it does.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (mf5HN)



Easy.

The Earth is filled with jelly cuz jam don't shake like that.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 09, 2018 03:45 PM (E3rQ4)

247 It's new age Gaiaism with some graphs.

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I believe Tom Nichols is an expert in that.

Posted by: ShainS at January 09, 2018 03:45 PM (mnAI8)

248 There are days I get stuck listening to mariachi music all day, personally it all sounds the same, same band, same song 8 hrs long.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (aC6Sd)

249 "The oceans are sinking!!



Seriously, there was an article on that a few days ago.


Posted by: sniffybigtoe"

Just where are they supposed to go? It's not like they sit on quick sand or a giant tar pit.

Posted by: Ripley at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (MxEKc)

250 Abolish Civil Service. Back the Patronage System.

Posted by: Grump928(C) proposes at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (QQ+il)

251 Wouldn't it be great to drill all the way to China? You could jump in the hole at L.A. and come flying out of the ground at Beijing!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (5E5Ie)

252 173 They aren't admitting to the 32 year cycle of the Earth slowing, the Earth's core getting more dense (maybe simultaneously happening to the libs), and how gases and magnetic waves are being released to the oceans.

Could this be why the oceans are getting warmer and the "climate" is changing? More earthquakes these past 5 years, this one potentially a big spiked one.

Science, unless the narrative doesn't fit.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 09, 2018 03:25 PM (fceHP)


I was thinking about this the other day when the we can totally measure the depths of the oceans guys stuff was being batted about by the Horde.

We don't actually *know* what is in the center of the Earth. Now, we have very very very very strong evidence as to what it is but it's not like we've drilled down there and looked.

*Crystal Caves in Mexico what were found by accident interlude here*

We haven't been keeping records long enough to really know how the Earth's wobble works and what it does.

Look, I'll sum up. We know squat. And the Universe tends to smush like bug anyone who gets too uppity about what s/h/it thinks it knows.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (mf5HN)

Climate Scientist don't even know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

And Mr. Owl's studies haven't been properly peer reviewed. It is commonly understood that his data was flawed due to a change in experimental techniques while conducting the study.

Posted by: Minuteman at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (A3b6q)

253 Moron & 'ette infiltration of the civil service can only be good. Imagine a Justice Department run by alexthechick.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 09, 2018 03:45 PM (3J/LN)

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YOU get a stepstool and YOU get a stepstool and YOU get a stepstool....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (8XRCm)

254 248 There are days I get stuck listening to mariachi music all day, personally it all sounds the same, same band, same song 8 hrs long.

So it's like listening to Springsteen.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (ul9CR)

255 Earths core is molten iron.

Has to be to generate the Van Allen Belts.


A better way of putting that is

The earth's core is almost certainly molten iron because we don't know of any other manner that the Van Allen Belts could be formed. But without empirical observation we don't know.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:47 PM (39g3+)

256 Protect America's Hallways! Defund the EPA!

Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 03:47 PM (lKs2v)

257
Did you miss Journey to the Center of the Earth? I was six and watched it three times until my mom called the theater and had them send me home. Jeebus. Probably the greatest movie ever made.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 09, 2018 03:41 PM (YV+SU)


Arlene Dahl had some nice cans

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 09, 2018 03:47 PM (lKyWE)

258 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (5E5Ie)

Um. . . I don't think so. Any physicists want to take this?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 09, 2018 03:47 PM (ny0bQ)

259
Milankovitch cycles also explains why Australia is having record breaking temperatures. It's gonna be a great place to retire to if you like record breaking temperatures in summer.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 09, 2018 03:47 PM (2FqvZ)

260 Wouldn't it be great to drill all the way to China? You could jump in the hole at L.A. and come flying out of the ground at Beijing!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (5E5Ie)

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But.... there would be no gravity to pull you through the hole.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:47 PM (8XRCm)

261 254 Exactly

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 03:47 PM (aC6Sd)

262 At Mexican restaurants I always ask the Mariachi bands to play One Ton Tomato. When they look at me funny I sing it for them:

He's a one ton tomato
Oh he's a one ton tomato
ONE TON TOMAAAATO
yes he's a one ton tomato...

Posted by: wth at January 09, 2018 03:47 PM (HgMAr)

263 A strategic move to cull and control Government workers would be to return to the Civil Service Exam.



Are they hiring hunters for the cull?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2018 03:47 PM (V+bdf)

264 What's black and white and red all over?

http://bit.ly/2qKHMt9

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 09, 2018 03:47 PM (+y/Ru)

265 So.... which flag is flying over the State Capitol again???

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (8XRCm)


The 'Merican flag.

Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 03:48 PM (Z5y53)

266 A strategic move to cull and control Government
workers would be to return to the Civil Service Exam. That would likely
weed out about a third of current employees.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 09, 2018 03:44 PM


I'd love to believe the exam wouldn't be called racist and banned by some idiot in a black robe before ever being administered.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 09, 2018 03:48 PM (p+Wdc)

267 There are days I get stuck listening to mariachi music all day, personally it all sounds the same, same band, same song 8 hrs long.

Basically yeah it is. I do not understand how Mexicans can listen to it all day long every day. I guess its more just a background sound that's comforting like the ocean or something than really liking the music.

But I think a lot of rap and country are the same way, personally. Basically the same song over and over.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:48 PM (39g3+)

268 What's black and white and red all over?

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Our last President???

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:48 PM (8XRCm)

269 I'd love to see a man on the street interview in urban areas and college campuses asking people to point out on a globe where the north pole is.

And then which direction is north from where they are standing at that instant.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 09, 2018 03:48 PM (ks6bw)

270 264 What's black and white and red all over?

I thought it was gonna be Obama.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 03:49 PM (ul9CR)

271 OT_Van Jones endorses Oprah for President, Says she's "Queen Of The Universe". Why do people feel a need to use ridiculous hyperbole to refer to entettainers. Haver Weinstein wasn't God. There's no Queen of the Universe. The closest that might come to that is that Mary called by Roman Catholics the Queen of Heaven. Anyway, besides her dippy new age spirituality and her cuddling up to Weinstein Oprah's now exploring the "beauty of Islam" Really? Give a break

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2018 03:49 PM (8+Ozj)

272
Wouldn't it be great to drill all the way to China? You could jump in the hole at L.A. and come flying out of the ground at Beijing!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (5E5Ie)






The Fa Gao is a lie.

Posted by: GlaDOS at January 09, 2018 03:49 PM (veoSD)

273 Wouldn't it be great to drill all the way to China?
You could jump in the hole at L.A. and come flying out of the ground at
Beijing!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (5E5Ie)

Wouldn't gravity stop you at dead center?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 09, 2018 03:49 PM (aVYsC)

274 Arlene Dahl had some nice cans

Sadly the only one to get nekkid was Pat Boone.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:49 PM (39g3+)

275 244
Earths core is molten iron.

Has to be to generate the Van Allen Belts.


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Is that anything like the Foreigner Belt?
https://tinyurl.com/y7me62rp

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2018 03:49 PM (7HtZB)

276 157
150 And they are amazed. Every. Time.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (BkviO)



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EPA - No. You cannot clear brush. You cannot plow firebreaks. You
cannot to anything to impact the highly fragile ecosystem youve built
your dream home in. It's ....... PRISTINE.





GOD - Hold my beer.... watch THIS fire.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:33 PM (8XRCm)





Meanwhile the inevitable mudslides have killed a few people in CA.



But, mother earth is precious.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2018 03:34 PM (mbhDw)


I try to remind my children that everything on this planet and in the cosmos is trying to kill you and eat you. Cold hard fact of nature. If you do nothing. You will die of thirst, hunger or the elements. And if anything out in the world see's that you are week, it will hasten your death.
And once you die, fungus spore molds and animals of some sore will eat you.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 09, 2018 03:49 PM (ymnmz)

277 YOU get a stepstool and YOU get a stepstool and YOU get a stepstool....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM


And YOU get a Ravage, and YOU get a Ravage.....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 09, 2018 03:50 PM (p+Wdc)

278 257
Did you miss Journey to the Center of the Earth? I was six and watched it three times until my mom called the theater and had them send me home. Jeebus. Probably the greatest movie ever made.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 09, 2018 03:41 PM (YV+SU)


Arlene Dahl had some nice cans
-------------------
Yes she did. Gotta love those rocket ship bras they wore back then. Freaking torpedoes.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 09, 2018 03:50 PM (YV+SU)

279 I think you would fall till you hit center and speed would send you slightly past then start back towards the center going past again but not as much, but eventually you would be stuck in the center and you would have to climb out.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 03:50 PM (aC6Sd)

280 Watching cspan negotiations on daca....im getting worried.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 09, 2018 03:50 PM (Gat5I)

281 266 A strategic move to cull and control Government
workers would be to return to the Civil Service Exam. That would likely
weed out about a third of current employees.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 09, 2018 03:44 PM

I'd love to believe the exam wouldn't be called racist and banned by some idiot in a black robe before ever being administered.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 09, 2018 03:48 PM (p+Wdc)

This. While it's a good idea, the words "disparate impact" would be immediately deployed if it were ever implemented

Posted by: Bon Jovi at January 09, 2018 03:50 PM (mynhJ)

282 >>>Basically the same song over and over.


James Taylor and Phillip Phillips say hello.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 09, 2018 03:50 PM (ppaKI)

283 Is that anything like the Foreigner Belt?

LOL-that was Peak Carl.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 03:50 PM (ul9CR)

284 I'm guessing the civil service exam is no more because rayciss.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 09, 2018 03:51 PM (ks6bw)

285 203 Will it really matter? The next Dim administration will just have a flood of hiring. Unless the rules are changed, really changed, to prevent and punish malfeasance by these asswipes, all we're doing is a delaying tactic.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 09, 2018 03:40 PM (xQfPr)

========

I would love to see something like a Trump Amendment passed where, for every $1 in new spending, $2 of old spending has to be cut.

Would never happen of course; just dreaming here.

Posted by: ShainS at January 09, 2018 03:51 PM (mnAI8)

286 True cartists are delighted with the cold and snow. It lends an ambience and contrast to their "Black Muscle Car Donuts On A Lawn, Freshly Covered With Snow" oeuvre.

Posted by: Quint, Amity Gazette art critic and sushi purveyor at January 09, 2018 03:51 PM (ctuyM)

287 The Confederate Flag (spare me the terminology lesson I grew up in SC okay?) was put over the State House in 1965 by Democrat governor Fritz Hollings.

It was taken off the dome by Davind Beasley, a Republican. And then moved to a museum by Haley, a Republican.

Not feeling a weakness on "cultural" issues.

Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 03:51 PM (Z5y53)

288 >>What the fuck were 15,000 people doing at EPA?

Screwing you and every other taxpayer in the squeakhole.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 09, 2018 03:51 PM (r9UYA)

289 Wouldn't gravity stop you at dead center?
Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 09, 2018 03:49 PM (aVYsC)

----

Its a hole.

No planet in it.

No gravity.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:52 PM (8XRCm)

290 Daca now then phaae 2 later.
And of course phase 2 never comes.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 09, 2018 03:52 PM (Gat5I)

291 I rarely make comments about Global Cooling/Warming/Climate Change/Disruption because it's not even poor science, it's bad theology.

Or as Wolfgang Pauli put it:

"Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!"

Posted by: Minuteman at January 09, 2018 03:52 PM (A3b6q)

292 Yep. That bear wasn't stranded, he was resting/hitching a ride.
Posted by: Jackal at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (AlkIc)


He was probably sizing up the photographer for lunch.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2018 03:52 PM (YqDXo)

293 "Wouldn't it be great to drill all the way to China?

You could jump in the hole at L.A. and come flying out of the ground at

Beijing!



Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (5E5Ie)

Wouldn't gravity stop you at dead center?


Posted by: Buzzsaw"

No, it would stop you as you emerge on the other side and you would reverse direction come back to where you started. Then repeat the cycle. For eternity.

Posted by: Ripley at January 09, 2018 03:52 PM (MxEKc)

294 The closest that might come to that is that Mary called by Roman Catholics the Queen of Heaven.


I do not ever recall hearing Mary called that.

Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 03:53 PM (lKs2v)

295 Tax cuts and the repeal of net neutrality slaughter billions. Cutting the EPA staff by 50% will cause the axis of the Earth to flip and gravity to increase by 15%.

Science bitchez!!!! Trump will kill us all!!

Posted by: This.....is CNN at January 09, 2018 03:53 PM (1vn8j)

296 The Confederate Flag (spare me the terminology
lesson I grew up in SC okay?) was put over the State House in 1965 by
Democrat governor Fritz Hollings.



It was taken off the dome by Davind Beasley, a Republican. And then moved to a museum by Haley, a Republican.



Not feeling a weakness on "cultural" issues.

Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 03:51 PM (Z5y53)

Others here do not share your opinion.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 09, 2018 03:53 PM (xDKH6)

297 No, it would stop you as you emerge on the other side and you would reverse direction come back to where you started. Then repeat the cycle. For eternity.
Posted by: Ripley at January 09, 2018 03:52 PM (MxEKc)

------

Ummmmm...... no.

Posted by: Sir Isaac Newton at January 09, 2018 03:53 PM (8XRCm)

298 289 Wouldn't gravity stop you at dead center?
Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 09, 2018 03:49 PM (aVYsC)

----

Its a hole.

No planet in it.

No gravity.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:52 PM (8XRCm)


Gauss's law.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2018 03:54 PM (YqDXo)

299 Yep. That bear wasn't stranded, he was resting/hitching a ride.
Posted by: Jackal at January 09, 2018 03:42 PM (AlkIc)

He was probably sizing up the photographer for lunch.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


"As soon as he puts down his camera to change lenses...."

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2018 03:54 PM (V+bdf)

300 255 Earths core is molten iron.

Has to be to generate the Van Allen Belts.

A better way of putting that is

The earth's core is almost certainly molten iron because we don't know of any other manner that the Van Allen Belts could be formed. But without empirical observation we don't know.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:47 PM (39g3+)

=================

Given Earth's known density, yes, a rotating molten Ni/Fe outer core surrounding a solid Ni/Fe inner core is most likely. Ditto for other terrestrial bodies like Mercury and Ganymede (likely with a higher Sulfur fraction) as well as Mars and Venus in the past. However, it's not the only way known: Most of your true gas giants (Saturn, Jupiter) are theorized to have a solid metallic Hydrogen inner core and a liquid metallic Hydrogen outer core. For ice giants like Uranus and Neptune, its stil somewhat of a mystery, though I have seen theories implicating things like exotic ices amongst other things.

Posted by: Jackal at January 09, 2018 03:54 PM (AlkIc)

301 There are days I get stuck listening to mariachi music all day, personally it all sounds the same, same band, same song 8 hrs long.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (aC6Sd)
**********

You need another pitcher of margaritas and those mariachis will sound just fine.

Posted by: gNewt at January 09, 2018 03:54 PM (L8slQ)

302 @296. Others are wrong.

Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 03:54 PM (Z5y53)

303 Yep. That bear wasn't stranded, he was resting/hitching a ride

-

How dare you assign your cultural norms to those animals!

(read in an uptalk so it sounds like a question)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 09, 2018 03:54 PM (ks6bw)

304
I do not ever recall hearing Mary called that.
Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 03:53 PM (lKs2v)


Catholics do

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 09, 2018 03:55 PM (lKyWE)

305 And of course phase 2 Phas3 never comes.
Posted by: #neverskankles at January 09, 2018 03:52 PM


FIFY

Posted by: AoSHQ Meme Center at January 09, 2018 03:55 PM (ctuyM)

306 DACA brings in more, thats why they also don't want to end chain migration, its the same play they pulled on President Reagan

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 03:55 PM (aC6Sd)

307 Government won't really change until those that abuse their office face real penalties, i.e. jail sentences and pension forfeit.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 09, 2018 03:55 PM (ppaKI)

308 There are days I get stuck listening to mariachi music all day, personally it all sounds the same, same band, same song 8 hrs long.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (aC6Sd)
**********

You need another pitcher of margaritas and those mariachis will sound just fine.
Posted by: gNewt



Salt, lime, & a bottle of mescal.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2018 03:55 PM (V+bdf)

309 Flash Gordon was King of the Impossible.

Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 03:55 PM (Z5y53)

310 or maybe that polar bear was just having fun. science babies.

Posted by: Dr. Drake Remoray at January 09, 2018 03:55 PM (V3U1L)

311 Might not be so bad to get stuck there if sweaty Hillary Swank was there.

Posted by: wth at January 09, 2018 03:55 PM (HgMAr)

312 Look, I'll sum up. We know squat. And the Universe tends to smush like bug anyone who gets too uppity about what s/h/it thinks it knows.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (mf5HN)


exactly, the more we learn, the less we know

but, it's funny the left, like I said, because it doesn't fit their narrative, that they aren't bringing up this 32-year cycle that real scientists that are studying this are looking at. They even admit they don't know.

But, the left *know*.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 09, 2018 03:56 PM (fceHP)

313 Well it did hit 53 here today. It had not made it over 20 for the last 5 days and we had wind warnings during most of that.

I am hoping that killed off all the dang fire ants that made mowing so exciting last year.

Posted by: Big V at January 09, 2018 03:56 PM (MVE/7)

314 Gotta love those rocket ship bras they wore back then. Freaking torpedoes.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 09, 2018 03:50 PM


The original Silly Cone implants.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 09, 2018 03:56 PM (p+Wdc)

315
I saw Exotic Ices open for Divinyls at the Spectrum. People were afraid to touch themselves.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 09, 2018 03:56 PM (2FqvZ)

316 Border security will mean drones and other bullshit like that.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 09, 2018 03:56 PM (Gat5I)

317 309 Flash Gordon was King of the Impossible.
Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 03:55 PM (Z5y53)

/raises an eyebrow....

Posted by: Ming, the Merciless at January 09, 2018 03:57 PM (NgKpN)

318 Once you learn that most "environmentalists" are just Marxists that hate!!!hate!!!hate!!! America, you start to understand it's stupid to try and appease them with half measures.

Trump just went full bore with energy production like every other sane country on the planet.

Posted by: Maritime at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (lKmt3)

FIFY

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 09, 2018 03:57 PM (5Yee7)

319 Leftists think Polar Bears lounge around and drink coca cola. These are the same twits that wrote the line in Jurassic Park about how herbivores are safe and won't hurt you. They only know animals from on their phone and at the zoo.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:57 PM (39g3+)

320
I do not ever recall hearing Mary called that.
Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 03:53 PM (lKs2v)

EWTN has called her that. It's a fairly common description on some RC theology sites I'm not trying to get into a theological debate on the role of Mary. Obviously Protestants and Catholics differ on this-I'm just saying that that is the closest thing I can think of to Van Jones description.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2018 03:57 PM (8+Ozj)

321 "236 A strategic move to cull and control Government workers would be to return to the Civil Service Exam."

Particularly if it was 50% about actual job knowledge and 50% civics and Constitution.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at January 09, 2018 03:57 PM (oVWx5)

322 At an average salary of $100,000, that' about $700 million less in payroll.

Of course, every one of the people leaving EPA will be getting 80% of their previous earnings in retirement pay, plus gold plated healthcare and regular increases.

So, we're still fucked. But just a little less.

Posted by: Jwest at January 09, 2018 03:57 PM (/roJx)

323 304
I do not ever recall hearing Mary called that.
Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 03:53 PM (lKs2v)


Catholics do
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 09, 2018 03:55 PM (lKyWE)



I am a Catholic. And going by my memory I do not recall it being a term used. I'm not saying it isn't, but not a regular statement.

Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 03:57 PM (lKs2v)

324
There are days I get stuck listening to mariachi music all day, personally it all sounds the same, same band, same song 8 hrs long.

So it's like listening to Springsteen.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (ul9CR)






Oh, snap.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM (veoSD)

325 YOU get a stepstool and YOU get a stepstool and YOU get a stepstool....
Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (8XRCm)



Oh hell no. Hell. No. I'm not letting people have step stools all willy nilly.

Story time!

Once upon a time at the Old Firm, we moved from a grand old converted Victorian to a nice, but boring, set of offices across town.

The first day there, the Big Boss realized that when I kept looking at the plans and saying "but I can't reach those shelves" what I meant was "but I can't reach those shelves" and he sent the office runner off to buy me a step ladder. A nice one, with three steps and a nice curved bar on the top to which I could hold and try not to fall off.

Bitches kept coming in and trying to borrow my step ladder so I hid it and I doled out the use of the step ladder on a do I deem you worthy scale. That scale was, naturally, maintained at my whim.

Except for the Big Boss's paralegal who knew that by hidden I mean I kept it behind the door with a jacket hung off it and she would just come in and get it as she pleased.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM (mf5HN)

326 294 You know the full Spanish name for Los Angeles?

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM (LiyEm)

327 "All Smiles and Mariachi"

https://youtu.be/5x8jxYJ26lI

I sort of think it's about a male prostitute, but who knows. Pleasant song, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM (ks6bw)

328 @296. Others are wrong.

Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 03:54 PM (Z5y53)

The other possibility is that you are wrong.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM (xDKH6)

329 Posted by: redbanzai at January 09, 2018 03:53 PM (xDKH6)

I share it.

Posted by: Spotted Owl at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM (olbr4)

330 316 Border security will mean drones and other bullshit like that.

I live 5 minutes from the Canadian border. The Border Patrol planes, helicopters and drones seemingly fly non-stop, 24-7. Can't even go for a nice quiet hike in the woods too close to the border or you'll have to listen to them, endlessly circling. It's annoying as hell.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 03:59 PM (ul9CR)

331 Look, I'll sum up. We know squat.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM


Well, Ace knows squat.

Posted by: GAINZZ Thread Brah at January 09, 2018 03:59 PM (ctuyM)

332 It came up on radio news this morning and again on way home,
Mueller wants to interview President Trump and I think its a no lose gambit for Mueller, PresidentTrump backs down the media will all claim hes hiding, he goes through and its a continuation of the Russian collusion crap and it will show there must be something there.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 03:59 PM (aC6Sd)

333 There are days I get stuck listening to mariachi music all day, personally it all sounds the same, same band, same song 8 hrs long.
Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 03:46 PM (aC6Sd)

Mariachi isn't a radio thing. Probably conjunto or tejano. It does all sound the same after a few songs, but then so do the identical-sounding pop princesses with the nasal voices of 12 year olds on top 40 radio.

Posted by: stace at January 09, 2018 03:59 PM (6HFDU)

334 Look, I'll sum up. We know squat.

Things are way more complicated and stranger than we can ever know completely. We can know enough to function, like how Newton's 3 laws aren't technically 100% accurate but work well enough to use safely.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:59 PM (39g3+)

335 In a vacuum you would get to the other side (or close) and oscillate back and forth. With air you would accelerate to terminal velocity and not make it much past center. (and you'd be dead from the air pressure and temperature before you got there)


Posted by: irright at January 09, 2018 03:59 PM (pMGkg)

336 Off endangered bird of prey Sock.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 09, 2018 03:59 PM (olbr4)

337 When I graduated from college in '85 my first software engineering job was with Computer Sciences Corporation doing government contract work for the EPA in Las Vegas. Virtually every EPA employee was some academic, usually a PhD, sitting around gabbing all day -- a couple of them would regularly interrupt me trying to do my work just to shoot the crap, and I had to tolerate it because they were the customer.

Their biggest hysteria and area of research there and then, and what they wanted so badly to scare people with, was naturally-occurring radon under homes giving people cancer and killing them.

Posted by: ShainS at January 09, 2018 04:00 PM (mnAI8)

338 >>Well, Ace knows squat.


I fear the squat.

Posted by: Ace's Underoos at January 09, 2018 04:00 PM (BkviO)

339 326 294 You know the full Spanish name for Los Angeles?
Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM (LiyEm)



Smoke filled hell hole of corruption?

Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 04:00 PM (lKs2v)

340 Two things I hate - bureaucrats and Bruce Springfag.

Posted by: Weasel at January 09, 2018 04:00 PM (Sfs6o)

341 I was raised Catholic and I don't recall ever hearing her referred to as Queen of Heaven.

I can still recite the Hail Mary from memory though.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 04:00 PM (ul9CR)

342 FBN says a deal is just about done on daca.
Bienvenidos a Mexico del Norte amigos.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 09, 2018 04:01 PM (Gat5I)

343 You know the full Spanish name for Los Angeles?
Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM


Si.

El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles.

Posted by: Obi Juan Sonobi at January 09, 2018 04:01 PM (ctuyM)

344 Epa=enviromental polica agency

Posted by: me at January 09, 2018 04:01 PM (oZM/7)

345 Smoke filled hell hole of corruption?
Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 04:00 PM (lKs2v)

En Espaniol porfa Vore

Posted by: Pug Mahon in the Upside Down at January 09, 2018 04:01 PM (sGSvK)

346 Of course, every one of the people leaving EPA will be getting 80% of their previous earnings in retirement pay, plus gold plated healthcare and regular increases.

That's another battle and I hope its one that gets fought, but I seriously doubt it.

Congress cutting pensions back and destroying public employee unions would be a huge, huge huge benefit to the United States. Incredibly vast and important.

But I never see that happening. Not this side of being forced to by incredibly horrendous circumstances and overall collapse.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 04:01 PM (39g3+)

347 Drones aren't b.s.; topography means that for some portions of the border sensors and drones - backed by mobile response resources - will suffice to provide a high level of security. Common-sensical.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 09, 2018 04:02 PM (QDnY+)

348 Crack in the World (1965)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059065/

Posted by: Grump928(C) proposes at January 09, 2018 04:02 PM (QQ+il)

349 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM (mf5HN)

Here are the links to Earth slowing, causing more earthquakes, according to data analysis, in case anyone is interested

I love it.

The first two are Forbes, the last the white paper. You would have seen these on Drudge I think a ways back.

https://tinyurl.com/yd2t3xdb

https://tinyurl.com/yavlmcrc

https://tinyurl.com/ydxsrxzh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 09, 2018 04:02 PM (fceHP)

350 Its like Trump is actually doing what the "TrueCons" told us they would do when asking for our money but would mumble shit about "what's possible" and later "Overton Window" after they used that money to get elected.

Trump's 2020 motto: Just Do It!

Posted by: DanInMN at January 09, 2018 04:02 PM (6Hvz5)

351 Smoke Filled Hell Hole of Corruption...my favorite Megadeth album!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 04:02 PM (ul9CR)

352 @335 With air you would accelerate to terminal velocity and
not make it much past center. (and you'd be dead from the air pressure
and temperature before you got there)

Is there any way we can install one of these things at the Mexican border?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2018 04:02 PM (hqZPQ)

353 I am a Catholic. And going by my memory I do not
recall it being a term used. I'm not saying it isn't, but not a regular
statement.

Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 03:57 PM (lKs2v)

I *may* have vaguely heard that term in the prayer that is a litany of "[name w/optional descriptor], pray for us."
In any event, I don't think that is an official job position in heaven.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 09, 2018 04:03 PM (8iiMU)

354 And polar bears have been known to swim from Greenland to Iceland, aided by ice floes.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2018 04:03 PM (QCX64)

355 You know the full Spanish name for Los Angeles?
Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM (LiyEm)

------

El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles del Rio Porciuncula ?????


Just a guess.

Posted by: Sir Isaac Newton at January 09, 2018 04:03 PM (8XRCm)

356
Posted by: Grump928(C) proposes at January 09, 2018 04:02 PM


** swoons **

Posted by: The Scorpion at January 09, 2018 04:03 PM (ctuyM)

357 Look, I'll sum up. We know squat.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:36 PM

Well, Ace knows squat.
Posted by: GAINZZ Thread Brah



Ace knows shelving.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2018 04:03 PM (V+bdf)

358
crap

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 04:03 PM (8XRCm)

359 Either its a I heart radio thing or like Sirius, there are occasional breaks for commercials in English, now sometimes its just over the waves radio I think.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 04:03 PM (aC6Sd)

360 Congress cutting pensions back and destroying public employee unions would be a huge, huge huge benefit to the United States. Incredibly vast and important

-

I agree with another moron who believes when politicians say working poor / blue collar workers they mean government employees.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 09, 2018 04:03 PM (ks6bw)

361 345 Smoke filled hell hole of corruption?
Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 04:00 PM (lKs2v)

En Espaniol porfa Vore
Posted by: Pug Mahon in the Upside Down at January 09, 2018 04:01 PM (sGSvK)



My apologies.

LA Smoke Filled Hellhole De Corruption.

Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2018 04:03 PM (lKs2v)

362 El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciúncula

Posted by: Grump928(C) proposes at January 09, 2018 04:03 PM (QQ+il)

363 @328 sure it's possible.

But facts are facts. You can look them up.

Jefferson Davis was a Democrat. Let them carry that flag.

Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 04:04 PM (weV3+)

364
You know the full Spanish name for Los Angeles? Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM (LiyEm)

It's long and starts out with El Pueblo if I remember correctly

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at January 09, 2018 04:04 PM (lKyWE)

365 Drones wont do fuck all. We need a wall and an end to chain migratuon. Anything less is a capitulation.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 09, 2018 04:04 PM (Gat5I)

366 Drones aren't b.s.; topography means that for some portions of the border sensors and drones - backed by mobile response resources - will suffice to provide a high level of security. Common-sensical.
Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at January 09, 2018 04:02 PM (QDnY+)

My suggestion for those areas was to have fire watch towers spaced sufficiently to monitor that area with the assistance of drones .

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 09, 2018 04:04 PM (olbr4)

367 Effin pixy

El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciúncula

Posted by: Grump928(C) proposes at January 09, 2018 04:04 PM (QQ+il)

368 Yes, Ben Carson, the guy everyone loves to make fun of and hate here. The guy so dumb he was literally a Mayo Clinic brain surgeon.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:30 PM (39g3+)


I think most of the Horde has great respect for Dr. Carson; I certainly do. I just think he was not the right guy to be POTUS at this time in history. We needed a guy with the killer instinct that loves America and that's what we got with President Trump.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 09, 2018 04:04 PM (5Yee7)

369 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM (mf5HN)
***********************

Big Boss should have put those shelves a little higher and given you a seven step ladder.

Posted by: gNewt at January 09, 2018 04:04 PM (L8slQ)

370 77 47 The Star Trek vids were also Social Security,I watched them while I was unfortunate enough to have an appointment there....
Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (LiyEm)

I could never figure out what the hell Patty Duke had to do with Star Trek.

Posted by: Hikaru at January 09, 2018 04:05 PM (WDCYi)

371 344
Epa=enviromental polica agency



Posted by: me at January 09, 2018 04:01 PM (oZM/7)


EPA= The Green Police
Best Superbowel (not a typo) commercial ever. Yeeeesh

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 09, 2018 04:05 PM (ymnmz)

372 341 I was raised Catholic and I don't recall ever hearing her referred to as Queen of Heaven.

I can still recite the Hail Mary from memory though.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 04:00 PM (ul9CR)

Queen of Heaven and Earth, or Queen of the Universe. The 5th Glorious Mystery of the Rosary.

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2018 04:05 PM (7HtZB)

373 Their biggest hysteria and area of research there and then, and what they wanted so badly to scare people with, was naturally-occurring radon under homes giving people cancer and killing them.
Posted by: ShainS at January 09, 2018 04:00 PM (mnAI


now it's mobile phones

arms length from bed at night!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 09, 2018 04:05 PM (fceHP)

374 You know the full Spanish name for Los Angeles?

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM
............

Smell A

Posted by: Manuel Labor at January 09, 2018 04:05 PM (HgMAr)

375 370 77 47 The Star Trek vids were also Social Security,I watched them while I was unfortunate enough to have an appointment there....
Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:23 PM (LiyEm)

I could never figure out what the hell Patty Duke had to do with Star Trek.
Posted by: Hikaru at January 09, 2018 04:05 PM (WDCYi)

I banged her.

Posted by: James T. Kirk at January 09, 2018 04:05 PM (7HtZB)

376 Welp, I sent a USPS package next day air that was supposed to be delivered by 3:00 pm Eastern. It's 4:10 and still not delivered.

Maybe Trump can Make the Post Office Great Again?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 04:06 PM (ul9CR)

377 Steve Bannon nood

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2018 04:06 PM (7HtZB)

378 bannon is out at breitbart

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 09, 2018 04:06 PM (Gat5I)

Posted by: Sam the Gardener at January 09, 2018 04:07 PM (pMGkg)

380

NOOdle

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 09, 2018 04:07 PM (fceHP)

381 Bruce Springfag.
Posted by: Weasel at January 09, 2018 04:00 PM

I prefer Bruce Shitstain but either works

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 04:07 PM (aC6Sd)

382 My suggestion for those areas was to have fire watch towers spaced sufficiently




so .50 cal belt fed Ma Dueces could effectively cover the terrain with overlapping fields of fire.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2018 04:07 PM (V+bdf)

383 #368 I think most of the Horde has great respect for Dr. Carson; I certainly do. I just think he was not the right guy to be POTUS at this time in history. We needed a guy with the killer instinct that loves America and that's what we got with President Trump.

Seconded.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 09, 2018 04:07 PM (ul9CR)

384 -
--
I could never figure out what the hell Patty Duke had to do with Star Trek.

Posted by: Hikaru at January 09, 2018 04:05 PM (WDCYi)



I banged her.

Posted by: James T. Kirk at January 09, 2018 04:05 PM
----------------------

Are you my real daddy?

Posted by: Sam the Gardener at January 09, 2018 04:07 PM (pMGkg)

385 Posted by: Walter Peck at January 09, 2018 03:21 PM (QLvwG)

Golf clap.

Posted by: Darles Chickens at January 09, 2018 04:07 PM (rkIFo)

386 La ciudad de los ángeles de humo y espejos.

Posted by: gNewt at January 09, 2018 04:07 PM (L8slQ)

387 Their biggest hysteria and area of research there and then, and what they wanted so badly to scare people with, was naturally-occurring radon under homes giving people cancer and killing them.
Posted by: ShainS at January 09, 2018 04:00 PM (mnAI

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And to fix your Radon problem.... we'll install a glorified fart fan for the low price of $2500.00

Posted by: fixerupper at January 09, 2018 04:08 PM (8XRCm)

388 crap
That's what the fired EPA employee said walking through the hallway on his way out the door.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2018 04:08 PM (QCX64)

389 Whenever a member of my medical team tells me a certain behavior is not good and to cut it out, I ask them to quantify, in years, how it will shorten my life. They generally just shake their heads and make notations in my chart.

Posted by: Weasel at January 09, 2018 04:08 PM (Sfs6o)

390 Here are the links to Earth slowing, causing more earthquakes, according to data analysis, in case anyone is interested

I love it.

The first two are Forbes, the last the white paper. You would have seen these on Drudge I think a ways back.

https://tinyurl.com/yd2t3xdb

https://tinyurl.com/yavlmcrc

https://tinyurl.com/ydxsrxzh
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 09, 2018 04:02 PM (fceHP)



Ohhhh thank you!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 09, 2018 04:09 PM (mf5HN)

391 go to south carolina every year. never thought about what flag they were flying over the capitol. they could be flying the jolly roger for all i know.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2018 04:09 PM (KP5rU)

392 An example of questionable policy in Russia today ...

MOSCOW -- A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalin's crimes angered state officials is due to begin enforced psychiatric testing this week amid fears he will be falsely declared insane, his lawyer said on Tuesday.


An example of questionable policy in USA today ...

Dem to introduce 'Stable Genius Act' requiring presidential candidates to take mental exam


... are Democrats cool with the idea of acting like Russians ?


Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at January 09, 2018 04:10 PM (e8kgV)

393 go to south carolina every year. never thought about what flag they were flying over the capitol. they could be flying the jolly roger for all i know.


The Republicans took down the flag of the Confederacy from the capital years ago. The one that the Democrats put up there.

Haley took it down from the Confederate War Memorial on the Capital Grounds.

Posted by: Grump928(C) proposes at January 09, 2018 04:11 PM (QQ+il)

394 @328 sure it's possible.



But facts are facts. You can look them up.



Jefferson Davis was a Democrat. Let them carry that flag.

Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2018 04:04 PM (weV3+)

Facts are facts. And fact is, Haley has a paper thin understanding of Southern history and, in particular, of the causes of the Civil War. Without this understanding, she makes false equivalences more than occasionally.


She is a liberal on some other important social issues.I was not impressed at all with her time as governor but will say she has found a niche kicking butt in the U.N.

Posted by: redbanzai at January 09, 2018 04:11 PM (xDKH6)

395 You know the full Spanish name for Los Angeles?

el Inodoro del Diablo?

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 09, 2018 04:11 PM (xBSm0)

396 Nood but about (yawn) Bannon.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2018 04:11 PM (QCX64)

397 359 Either its a I heart radio thing or like Sirius, there are occasional breaks for commercials in English, now sometimes its just over the waves radio I think.
Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2018 04:03 PM (aC6Sd)

Yeah, I was thinking broadcast only but I guess you can get anything off satellite and streaming now.

Posted by: stace at January 09, 2018 04:12 PM (6HFDU)

398 What cultural issues will Nikki let you down on?>

Your entire race and party are calumnied as being haters and KKK members, knowing you would never have been elected by the margins you were if this were true do you:

a) laugh and say "The Republican Party elected me, I agree what Roof did is reprehensible and I assure you we will be seeking the death penalty"

or

b) wait until the whole thing blows over

or

c) join BLM and Fergsuon Riot Inc in decrying the Confederate Flag and probably if still in power tear down monuments?

yeah Nikki, whom I donated to she went more with B than A.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 04:18 PM (SzZnW)

399
How dare you assign your cultural norms to those animals!

(read in an uptalk so it sounds like a question)
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Like This?


Eskimo thighs, https://goo.gl/YzVsSW

Posted by: Gary Larson at January 09, 2018 04:21 PM (suO/a)

400 and I give her B more than C because she was not there to follow through on tearing down monuments.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2018 04:21 PM (SzZnW)

401 ciudad el fumar y el stinko

Posted by: jakee308 at January 09, 2018 04:42 PM (ny0bQ)

402 Re: the whole confed flag and BLM

There was/is no way to win for a conservative honorary white woman.

She took the best course available. IMO

I was mad too but got over it when she stood up in the UN and told those anti semitic weasels they were going to pay.

That a girl.
Niki Haley for Prezzy 2024 (may I be around to vote)
Cause the Left's Heads will all explode

Posted by: jakee308 at January 09, 2018 04:46 PM (ny0bQ)

403 You know the full Spanish name for Los Angeles?
Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2018 03:58 PM (LiyEm)
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El Los Angeles-o?

Posted by: Axeman at January 09, 2018 05:17 PM (vDqXW)

404 Help out the skinny polar bears by tossing them a few climate "scientists."

Does eating a junk scientist count as eating junk food?

Posted by: Kenneth Abbott at January 09, 2018 05:17 PM (J0+px)

405 60 Are we allowed to have ponds on our private property once again?

Yes. And farmers are allowed to plow. And dairymen are allowed to store milk without fire abatement systems. And the EPA isn't setting up lawsuits against its self to "settle" with activists. And so on.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 09, 2018 03:21 PM (39g3+)


And Timmy will go to sleep
In his own little room again

Posted by: lizardbrain - now with extra class at January 09, 2018 05:23 PM (zqw2D)

406 Be still, my heart.

Posted by: West at January 09, 2018 07:13 PM (EFzdp)

407 Cuts are better. Odds are there are people retirement age at the epa who still actually care about the agency's purpose. The younger they get, the higher the odds that they only care about The Cause.

Posted by: DaveM at January 09, 2018 09:09 PM (WWC3Y)

408 The bad thing is that the vast majority leaving through attrition are the most reasonable of them. The more radical, insane, and indoctrinated are the youngest who are NOT retiring or moving on to other careers.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at January 09, 2018 09:38 PM (af5xa)

409 My sources at the White House tell me that Trump is growing disenchanted with The Gorilla Channel (not enough violence in the Romancing the Bone series) and now wants The Polar Bear Channel.

Posted by: FIIGMO at January 09, 2018 10:28 PM (E+qJE)

410 Can we just zero out the budget for the whole EPA and it will sort itself out.

Same treatment for a whole bunch of the 3 letter alphabet soup agencies. Like cancer they will just grow back if not eradicated.

Posted by: Braden Lynch at January 10, 2018 02:19 AM (pRnlX)

411







EPA should also be forced to take carbon dioxide off ts list of "POLLUTANTS"







Posted by: Hangtown Bob at January 10, 2018 10:20 AM (uiIpX)

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