Mid-Morning Open Thread

Seurat sailboat.jpg

La Seine à la Grande-Jatte
Georges-Pierre Seurat

I don't get the point...

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Nice

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2018 09:27 AM (EyPfd)

2 Lovely. Just want to sit under that tree watch it all, take a little nap.....

Jeff "Darth Sleepy" Sessions

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Sleep Tight with A Comey Shred-N-Burn from the Outrage Outlet! at January 10, 2018 09:27 AM (hLRSq)

3 I have spots before my eyes.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2018 09:27 AM (QQ+il)

4 I smell a Seurat.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 09:27 AM (/qEW2)

5 Was he running out of paint?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 09:28 AM (+Dllb)

6 Looks like a test for color blindness

Posted by: A dude in MI at January 10, 2018 09:28 AM (CDETr)

7 Someone is in need of cataract surgery.

Posted by: Pete at January 10, 2018 09:28 AM (1m4Wc)

8 Good Microsoft Paint work.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 10, 2018 09:29 AM (r9UYA)

9 Georges Seurat: he was to the low-res monitor what Babbage was to the computer.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 09:29 AM (/qEW2)

10 Willowed:

Addendum: Full admitting of your illegal status when joining the
military in a contractual agreement that you will advance no farther
than cleaning toilets and peeling potatoes, and, when you retire after
30 years of doing your job and having ZERO military or legal problems
(not so much as a speeding ticket), your discharge papers will include
full citizenship after that moment and no sooner.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 09:29 AM (ks6bw)

11 Your shit is all pixelated, man.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2018 09:30 AM (B+qrE)

12 I like his Sunday Afternoon painting the best.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 10, 2018 09:30 AM (rxtQa)

13 I don't get the point...

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM
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You should. There are enough of them.

Very pretty. Thank you.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2018 09:30 AM (ZkOQ/)

14 A thousand points of light....

Posted by: G. H. W. Bush at January 10, 2018 09:30 AM (vg8iE)

15 I believe that's the same setting as his most famous painting, Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Grand-Jatte. The one tree looks identical.

Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 09:30 AM (7HtZB)

16 What's the point of this painting?

Posted by: dantesed at January 10, 2018 09:30 AM (88xKn)

17 >>I don't get the point...



Must I connect the dots for you?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 10, 2018 09:30 AM (W+vEI)

18 Can you put up an un-pixelated version?

Posted by: DamnCat at January 10, 2018 09:31 AM (TVknX)

19 Moe's ache

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2018 09:31 AM (IqV8l)

20 I was teaching 4-year old urchin his letters yesterday. I used the dot-to-dot method as well. Maybe next week we'll do sailboats.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 09:31 AM (lwiT4)

21 These are very pointed comments.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Critic de Cinema Verite at January 10, 2018 09:31 AM (LISuA)

22
IT'S CAL WORTHINGTON AND HIS DOG, SPOT!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 10, 2018 09:32 AM (veoSD)

23 Don't stand
Don't stand,
Don't stand so close to me!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 10, 2018 09:32 AM (W+vEI)

24 Is that Jeff Sessions sculling up the Potomac away from DC?

Posted by: Under Fire at January 10, 2018 09:32 AM (r9UYA)

25 Kind of like sitting to close to a television

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 10, 2018 09:32 AM (7ZVPa)

26 Looks like a test for color blindness


Posted by: A dude in MI at January 10, 2018 09:28 AM (CDETr)
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You're right, it does.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 09:32 AM (lwiT4)

27 It is a little known fact about the pointillists that they encoded messages in certain pixels, to be decrypted by someone in the same terror cell who was entrusted with the same cypher.

In this GIF, Seurat is merely testing the delivery mechanism by asking for a good, crusty baguette. If this had been a real emergency he would have asked for bleu cheese on escargot.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 09:32 AM (MomVW)

28 Someone need to clean their inkjet printer head.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 10, 2018 09:32 AM (0ogQG)

29 I take your point.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 10, 2018 09:32 AM (/tuJf)

30 Is the woman on a log or in a canoe?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 09:33 AM (/qEW2)

31 ''I don't get the point...''

The point is the point is...

Posted by: Tuna at January 10, 2018 09:33 AM (jm1YL)

32
Fan of Seurat. Thanks for this'n.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2018 09:33 AM (mbhDw)

33 Is this the Gorilla Channel?

Posted by: PDT at January 10, 2018 09:33 AM (6dFYM)

34 It is a little known fact about the pointillists that they encoded messages in certain pixels, to be decrypted by someone in the same terror cell who was entrusted with the same cypher.

--

If you look at it through a mirror, it says "Paul is dead."

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 10, 2018 09:33 AM (7ZVPa)

35 Calm and relaxing. Soft colors and rounding points. Like the technique.

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 10, 2018 09:33 AM (suO/a)

36 Your shit is all pixelated, man."

And you talk like a *insert Brit slang for cigarette here*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 09:34 AM (7LY+6)

37 A Gentleman Wrong'd: A Phillipic

No matter how measly you feel, grouse
and thrash about being a real louse
it takes a real jimmy-dick
to say that a limerick
is all that's in Doc Muldoon's wheelhouse.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 10, 2018 09:34 AM (H5rtT)

38 Am I having a stroke? I don't smell toast or anything.

No, it's just the painting. That's a relief!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 09:34 AM (NWiLs)

39 >>''I don't get the point...''


Neither does Oblio.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 10, 2018 09:34 AM (W+vEI)

40 Do they use the brush-end of the paintbrush with this method? Or do they do the wooden end? I've done some painting in the past where I used the wood part and not the hair part for a particular effect. I'd be curious to know.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 09:34 AM (lwiT4)

41 Bernadette Peters in Sunday in the Park with George:

https://tinyurl.com/y6ujo59a

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 10, 2018 09:34 AM (kqsXK)

42
The point is the point is...

Me and my arrow

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2018 09:35 AM (IqV8l)

43 Really zoom in to see the details. Notice there's no black anywhere. Color theory at the time theorized that to create realistic and more natural shadows, don't use black, use the complimentary colors. You can see it especially in the tree trunks. He uses a pale yellow and orange for the lighted parts and mixes purple and blue in for the shadow.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2018 09:35 AM (nwqNw)

44 Bernadette Peters in Sunday in the Park with George:

She's got a few points I'd like to connect.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 10, 2018 09:35 AM (oVJmc)

45 >>40 Do they use the brush-end of the paintbrush with this method? Or do they do the wooden end?

Rattle can.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 10, 2018 09:36 AM (r9UYA)

46 Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 10, 2018 09:34 AM (H5rtT)


*****


Aww, thanks.



I think.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2018 09:36 AM (wPiJc)

47 theorized that to create realistic and more natural shadows, don't use black, use the complimentary colors."

So the homeopathy of painting?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 09:36 AM (7LY+6)

48 Bernadette Peters in Sunday in the Park with George:



https://tinyurl.com/y6ujo59a





Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 10, 2018 09:34 AM (kqsXK)
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Her boots - each one is different.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 09:36 AM (lwiT4)

49
45 >>40 Do they use the brush-end of the paintbrush with this method? Or do they do the wooden end?

Rattle can.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 10, 2018 09:36 AM (r9UYA)






With a sputtering, partially-clogged nozzle.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 10, 2018 09:37 AM (veoSD)

50 Notice there's no black anywhere.

That's racis'.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 10, 2018 09:37 AM (oVJmc)

51 13 I don't get the point...

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM
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You should. There are enough of them.

Very pretty. Thank you.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2018 09:30 AM (ZkOQ/)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THIS PAINTING IS AN EXAMPLE OF POINTILLISM AND CBD IS MAKING A PLAY ON WORDS BASED ON THIS STYLE OF ART!!!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at January 10, 2018 09:37 AM (NWiLs)

52 With a sputtering, partially-clogged nozzle.

But enough about Bernie.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 10, 2018 09:37 AM (gCJeK)

53 Coxswain's Lament - a limerick

Can I be briefly serious here folks?
'Cause I'm not usually one to make jokes
That oarsman's speech is loopy
And his face is kind of droopy
I do believe he's having a stroke

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2018 09:37 AM (wPiJc)

54 They had very poor resolution in those days.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2018 09:38 AM (c8EhQ)

55 May or may not be trees in there.
So, may or may not be Art.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 10, 2018 09:38 AM (H5rtT)

56 Really zoom in to see the details. Notice there's no black anywhere. Color theory at the time theorized that to create realistic and more natural shadows, don't use black, use the complimentary colors. You can see it especially in the tree trunks. He uses a pale yellow and orange for the lighted parts and mixes purple and blue in for the shadow.

That stuff amazes me. I'm a huge Andrew Wyeth fanboi. When you step right up next to his "flesh" tones, they're splatters of green and purple and things that are in no way fleshlike, but he understands that the eye is going to put it back together as skin.

Gah!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 09:39 AM (MomVW)

57 Her boots - each one is different.


Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 09:36 AM (lwiT4)


You would think I'd have noticed that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 10, 2018 09:39 AM (kqsXK)

58 Le singe est sur la branche!

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 10, 2018 09:39 AM (xBSm0)

59 54 They had very poor resolution in those days.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2018 09:38 AM (c8EhQ)

I thought everything was in black and white back then.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 09:39 AM (NWiLs)

60 Her boots - each one is different. "

Boots? Where?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 09:39 AM (7LY+6)

61 That is very blue water.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 10, 2018 09:40 AM (r9UYA)

62 You can clearly see the sniper hiding in the tree. Wearing white was probably a bad choice.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 10, 2018 09:40 AM (/tuJf)

63 Saw some points at the Art Institute of Chicago last week.

It had been a while since we had been there, and it appears they moved a lot of shit out to make way for the Asian and muslim art they are now showing.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 10, 2018 09:40 AM (t/7gr)

64 "Her boots - each one is different."

Meh, don't knock 'em.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at January 10, 2018 09:40 AM (gFe95)

65 Sniper's lament: "How do I select a point of impact?"

Posted by: Lizzy at January 10, 2018 09:41 AM (W+vEI)

66 Request to the Horde -

The vet is coming at noon today to do what needs be done for my 20 year old cat, Biggie. Would appreciate any prayers for his passing to be peaceful and that I don't lose the courage to do the right thing just because it seems like he is having a *good* day. Never had to make a decision like this before and it is gut wrenching.

Posted by: cfo mom at January 10, 2018 09:41 AM (RfzVr)

67 Color theory at the time theorized that to create realistic and more natural shadows, don't use black, use the complimentary colors.


Meh. I'm a chiaroscuro man myself.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2018 09:41 AM (c8EhQ)

68 Oh, and what the hey - since I'm mentioning Broadway musicals, here's the late Anita Morris in Nine:

https://tinyurl.com/y8ow3k88

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 10, 2018 09:42 AM (kqsXK)

69 Meh. I'm a chiaroscuro man myself.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2018 09:41 AM (c8EhQ)

It's best thinly sliced, with some fresh mozzarella.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 09:42 AM (NWiLs)

70 ''Me and my arrow''

Strolling down the avenue....

Posted by: Tuna at January 10, 2018 09:42 AM (jm1YL)

71 Meh. I'm a chiaroscuro man myself."

Man, I could go for a good churro ...

wait, wat?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 09:42 AM (7LY+6)

72 Posted by: cfo mom at January 10, 2018 09:41 AM (RfzVr)

I'm so sorry. I had to do that for my first dog when she got Lyme disease.

**hugs and prayers**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 10, 2018 09:43 AM (kqsXK)

73 66 - it's always heartbreaking to lose a pet. Prayers for you.

Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 09:43 AM (7HtZB)

74 Posted by: cfo mom at January 10, 2018 09:41 AM (RfzVr)

Sorry you have to do that. It's very hard. Steel your resolve. It is for the best even if it doesn't feel that way.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 09:43 AM (NWiLs)

75 66, cfo mom, it is a hard decision to make. My prayers for your beloved kitty and for you. You will see each other again one day.

Posted by: IC at January 10, 2018 09:44 AM (D7Xl0)

76 The dhimms are pushing the Trump Dossier was not the reason for the Special Counsel. Did anyone actually say that? I thought that the FISA warrant was obtained because of the dossier, which led to the spying and unmasking of Trump campaign associates, which then led to the Special Counsel.

The dhimms are pretty good at confuzzlement.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at January 10, 2018 09:44 AM (2X7pN)

77 LMAO just heard on FNC that people are buying the wrong copy of fire and fury (about Allied bombings in World War II, not the Wolff book)

Posted by: logprof at January 10, 2018 09:44 AM (SBVRP)

78 I wonder what the elites in that villa are having for lunch?

Posted by: Under Fire at January 10, 2018 09:44 AM (r9UYA)

79 >>The vet is coming at noon today to do what needs be done for my 20 year old cat, Biggie. Would appreciate any prayers for his passing to be peaceful and that I don't lose the courage to do the right thing just because it seems like he is having a *good* day. Never had to make a decision like this before and it is gut wrenching.

I've been there. Don't ever second guess your choice. Nobody knows your pet as well as you do and after 20 years you know the right thing to do for him.

Very hard day, try to remember all the love you have shared.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 10, 2018 09:44 AM (/tuJf)

80 It's best thinly sliced, with some fresh mozzarella.
Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 09:42 AM (NWiLs)



David Brooks is having a nice slice of aged sopressata while being embarrassed for you.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2018 09:45 AM (c8EhQ)

81 77 LMAO just heard on FNC that people are buying the wrong copy of fire and fury (about Allied bombings in World War II, not the Wolff book)
Posted by: logprof at January 10, 2018 09:44 AM (SBVRP)

The author joked that maybe he should send some of the royalties to Trump.

Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 09:45 AM (7HtZB)

82 Oh my word. Stephen Hawking has jumped the global warming shark. He said Trump pulling the US out of the Paris accord will cause the Earth to heat up like Venus with 250 degree temperatures and sulfuric acid rain.

Drudge has a link to his *thoughts*.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 09:45 AM (+Dllb)

83 ''Me and my arrow''

Strolling down the avenue....



*****


Okay, I think I'm officially freaked out. Not twenty minutes ago as my wife and I watched our 70 lb Aussie and our daughter's 15 lb Maltese trot outside for their morning romp, I started singing "Me and My Shadow". I need to put more tape on my webcam.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2018 09:45 AM (wPiJc)

84 15 I believe that's the same setting as his most famous painting, Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Grand-Jatte. The one tree looks identical.
Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 09:30 AM (7HtZB)

There is a second painting of people on the opposite bank from the Gran-Jatte. Where "Sunday on the Island..." shows the leisure of the upper classes and well-off, the second, "Bathers at Asnieres", is supposed to be the leisure of the lower, working classes. It's supposed to show, according to some, the divide of the Classes by showing how and where they spend their free-time. Only the upper-classes can afford to be ferried to the nicer, shadier island, and it became a status symbol. The poorer are forced to be in the sun. On the far right, one of the youths is calling over to the Island. If you put the two works together, the backgrounds almost match.

Bathers at Asnieres
https://tinyurl.com/ybyq8nag

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2018 09:46 AM (nwqNw)

85 77 LMAO just heard on FNC that people are buying the wrong copy of fire and fury (about Allied bombings in World War II, not the Wolff book)
Posted by: logprof at January 10, 2018 09:44 AM (SBVRP)

Maybe those idiots will actually learn something.

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 10, 2018 09:46 AM (suO/a)

86 Request to the Horde -

The vet is coming at noon today to do what needs be done for my 20 year old cat, Biggie. Would appreciate any prayers for his passing to be peaceful and that I don't lose the courage to do the right thing just because it seems like he is having a *good* day. Never had to make a decision like this before and it is gut wrenching.
Posted by: cfo mom


It is never easy.
So sorry you have to deal with that.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 09:47 AM (uh5kC)

87 cfo mom - one of the hardest things you're ever called upon to do. But when you know, you know. Prayers.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 09:47 AM (lwiT4)

88 >>82 Oh my word. Stephen Hawking

Proof again that only the good die young.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 10, 2018 09:47 AM (r9UYA)

89 cfo mom -
Words fail.

Posted by: Adobe Juan Kenobe at January 10, 2018 09:47 AM (b94nr)

90 Meh. I'm a chiaroscuro man myself.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2018 09:41 AM (c8EhQ)


You and Xavier Cugat.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 10, 2018 09:48 AM (H5rtT)

91 Those are micro-dots full of encoded intelligence - Stop looking at the painting!

Bob, NSA

Posted by: Archer at January 10, 2018 09:48 AM (gbWkA)

92 ''The vet is coming at noon today to do what needs be done for my 20 year old cat, Biggie. Would appreciate any prayers for his passing to be peaceful and that I don't lose the courage to do the right thing just because it seems like he is having a *good* day. Never had to make a decision like this before and it is gut wrenching.'

20 years is a good life for the kitty. Part of owning a pet is knowing you'll have to the right thing when the time comes but knowing doesn't make it any easier to do. Have gone through it 3 times so I know how you feel. Prayers up for you.

Posted by: Tuna at January 10, 2018 09:48 AM (jm1YL)

93 I don't blame Stephen Hawking, I'm sure he's not aware what "he" is saying. I saw a thing at least ten years ago where he would look at a letter and a grad student would "complete his thought".

The man did some groundbreaking stuff, but I don't believe that he really has the ability to communicate anymore. It's his handlers' opinions you're reading.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 09:49 AM (MomVW)

94 Those are micro-dots full of encoded intelligence LSD! - Stop looking at the painting!

Bob, NSA
Posted by: Archer



Fixed.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 09:49 AM (uh5kC)

95 "59 I thought everything was in black and white back then."

Reminds me of my (now tall and strapping old enough to vote son) asking me a question when he was about four, that began "Mom, when you were a kid and the world was black and white..."

(we are an old movie and classic TV household, in many ways)

Posted by: barbarausa at January 10, 2018 09:50 AM (ru28e)

96 82 Oh my word. Stephen Hawking has jumped the global warming shark. He said Trump pulling the US out of the Paris accord will cause the Earth to heat up like Venus with 250 degree temperatures and sulfuric acid rain.

Drudge has a link to his *thoughts*.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 09:45 AM (+Dllb)

That's. Real. Retarded. Sir.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 09:50 AM (NWiLs)

97 I kind of like it, but it's too flimsy, amorphous, insubstantial. I prefer the one with the woman and the girl on the river bank. Lots of solid detail in that one.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 09:50 AM (/qEW2)

98 Can you put up an un-pixelated version?

This would kill a vector graphics machine, but it would be funny.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2018 09:51 AM (2z74n)

99 Suerat had a Photoshop filter..

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 09:51 AM (B8veG)

100 Scott Adams has a new blog post up and in it he argues that small business optimism should be the measure of presidential popularity.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Sleep Tight with A Comey Shred-N-Burn from the Outrage Outlet! at January 10, 2018 09:51 AM (hLRSq)

101 Who programs Stephen Hawking*s talking machine? How do you or anyone know what it *says* is really *his* thoughts?

Posted by: Archer at January 10, 2018 09:51 AM (gbWkA)

102 That Google AI hacked Hawking...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 09:52 AM (B8veG)

103 Let's say the earth heated up like Venus and had sulphuric acid rain.
How the hell would Stephen Hawking know?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 10, 2018 09:52 AM (H5rtT)

104 Anything with sailboats rules! Count me in with the people who love this one.

Posted by: Charlotte who lives on a sailboat in Florida at January 10, 2018 09:52 AM (2Pd3s)

105 Who programs Stephen Hawking*s talking machine? How do you or anyone know what it *says* is really *his* thoughts?


It seems to be accurate. After all, the cow does say "moo."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 10, 2018 09:52 AM (c8EhQ)

106 Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement. It really helps. It's hard, but I love him too much to let him suffer.

Posted by: cfo mom at January 10, 2018 09:52 AM (RfzVr)

107 Pointillism has evolved into modern art where multitudes of small individual objects or pictures are grouped together to form one large image. It is quite amazing IMO and shows the primary importance in light and shadow in the formation of an image.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 10, 2018 09:52 AM (rxtQa)

108 Who programs Stephen Hawking*s talking machine? How do you or anyone know what it *says* is really *his* thoughts?
Posted by: Archer at January 10, 2018 09:51 AM (gbWkA)

That is absolutely terrifying...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2018 09:52 AM (T28di)

109 77 LMAO just heard on FNC that people are buying the wrong copy of fire and fury (about Allied bombings in World War II, not the Wolff book)
Posted by: logprof at January 10, 2018 09:44 AM (SBVRP)

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That is precious! I can see libtard's heads exploding when they crack the book.

OH MY GAWD, TRUMP BOMBED GERMANY!!!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2018 09:53 AM (gC2IV)

110 ''Okay, I think I'm officially freaked out. Not twenty minutes ago as my wife and I watched our 70 lb Aussie and our daughter's 15 lb Maltese trot outside for their morning romp, I started singing "Me and My Shadow". I need to put more tape on my webcam.'

Moron ESP I call it.

Posted by: Tuna at January 10, 2018 09:53 AM (jm1YL)

111 I think poor Stephen Hawking died several years ago, and that what we are shown is a sad paper mache' and wax dummy wheeled around with an electronic script written by a group of left wing propagandists who've hijacked his body for their own purposes, probably financed by Soros.

I also wouldn't be surprised if his actual head is in cryo-storage somewhere. Be weird to see it turn up on top of some 20 foot tall KillBot someday.

What if the 22nd Century WWF staged smackdowns between the Head of Hawking and the Head of Reagan? Now that would be awesome.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 09:53 AM (V2Yro)

112 Federal agents raided twenty "birth hotels" on Tuesday night in the Los Angeles area.

The plush complexes double as "maternity hotels" for pregnant Chinese women who come to the US to give birth to their anchor babies.

Chinese women pay from $40,000 to $80,000 to come to the US to deliver their anchor babies.
It's an industry. -GP

Posted by: Under Fire at January 10, 2018 09:54 AM (r9UYA)

113 Buying the wrong book?

Bomber Harris, "you could 'ave floored me with a Blockbuster."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 09:54 AM (B8veG)

114 I think of the Pointellists as digital photography pioneers.

Posted by: Editor at January 10, 2018 09:54 AM (g+0hD)

115 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 09:45 AM (+Dllb)

It is his assistant that is probably the retarded SJW.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 10, 2018 09:54 AM (rxtQa)

116 Steganography

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2018 09:55 AM (IqV8l)

117 This is a very bright and warm painting. Nice for mid-January.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2018 09:55 AM (nwqNw)

118 I mean come on - the idea that anyone could live as long as Stephen Hawking is supposed to have lived with that disease is ridiculous. That's a dummy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 09:55 AM (V2Yro)

119 According to CNN it was 39 such "Maternity Hotels" who may now face charges of Visa fraud and tax fraud.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 09:55 AM (B8veG)

120 anybody know what ace's twitter handle is?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 09:56 AM (ny0bQ)

121 The man did some groundbreaking stuff, but I don't believe that he really has the ability to communicate anymore. It's his handlers' opinions you're reading.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 09:49 AM (MomVW)


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That wouldn't surprise me. There was another politicized opinion (a Roger Waters-esque take on the Palestinians) from a few years back.

And so now liberals are using his paralyzed husk as a ventriloquist's dummy, because that's the sort of people they are. Informal fallacy: argument from authority.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 09:56 AM (/qEW2)

122 A nice summer escape. The brightness of a summer afternoon. Very nice.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 09:56 AM (ATVNj)

123 109 77 LMAO just heard on FNC that people are buying the wrong copy of fire and fury (about Allied bombings in World War II, not the Wolff book)
Posted by: logprof at January 10, 2018 09:44 AM (SBVRP)

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That is precious! I can see libtard's heads exploding when they crack the book.

OH MY GAWD, TRUMP BOMBED GERMANY!!!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2018 09:53 AM (gC2IV)

And the Russians helped!

Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 09:56 AM (7HtZB)

124 *What the frack does Trump have against Dresden?*
-An American Liberal

Posted by: Archer at January 10, 2018 09:56 AM (gbWkA)

125 >>119 According to CNN it was 39 such "Maternity Hotels" who may now face charges of Visa fraud and tax fraud.

Love hotels.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 10, 2018 09:56 AM (r9UYA)

126 That is one of my favorite works.

You know, I've been thinking about taking a museum trip and was planning on NYC but now maybe I'll go to Chicago and go to the Art Institute and the Shedd Aquarium and all of that.

Not, you know, now. I may be dumb but I'm not stupid.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 10, 2018 09:57 AM (mf5HN)

127 Jeez. I sent an extremely important package next day air on Monday and it still hasn't been delivered.

FML for using the USPS instead of UPS.

Make the Post Office Great Again! Or at least adequate again.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 10, 2018 09:57 AM (ul9CR)

128 anybody know what ace's twitter handle is?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 09:56 AM (ny0bQ)


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@Aceofspadeshq

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 09:57 AM (/qEW2)

129 looks like a picture from an old newspaper found in hillarys' attic.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2018 09:57 AM (KP5rU)

130 Yes, an assistant "interprets" what Hawking is saying.

What he said- I would like some pudding.

Assistant's interpretation- AGW will kill us all!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2018 09:57 AM (gC2IV)

131 BREXIT'S GONE TOO FAR!!! THEY'RE FIRE BOMBING DRESDEN!!!

Posted by: Rob Crawford at January 10, 2018 09:58 AM (gFe95)

132 I kind of wish the artist had used some black. Black might have anchored it. To me, it just like floating pastels with no base.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 09:58 AM (lwiT4)

133 Who gives a cap what hawking thinks about climatology? Or international relations for that matter? Why not ask Henry Kissinger his opinion on perturbation techniques?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2018 09:58 AM (T28di)

134 Empress, how about the U-505 also? Chicago after all.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 09:59 AM (B8veG)

135
Who programs Stephen Hawking*s talking machine? How do you or anyone know what it *says* is really *his* thoughts?

And besides, it's 2018. Couldn't he get a model that sounds more like HAL9000 than Colossus?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2018 09:59 AM (IqV8l)

136 Sniper? I don't see any sni

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2018 09:59 AM (gC2IV)

137 Addendum: Full admitting of your illegal status when joining the military in a contractual agreement that you will advance no farther than cleaning toilets and peeling potatoes, and, when you retire after
30 years of doing your job and having ZERO military or legal problems (not so much as a speeding ticket), your discharge papers will include full citizenship after that moment and no sooner.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 09:29 AM (ks6bw)


I am going to kinda agree, and kinda disagree. I think that anyone who joins the US Military for a complete enlistment successfully should receive in exchange a US Citizenship. Yes, anyone. That includes people who came here illegally.

I am okay with that. Saying you have to be just a potato peeler and no speeding tickets is just piling on.

My wife, who is a legal immigrant, is most annoyed by the illegal immigrant because of the fact that at your naturalization ceremony, you have to take an oath that you will take up arms to defend this country. As a natural born citizen, I didn't have to do that (though I did.) An illegal immigrant never has to make that pledge. So - if they enlist (meeting all requirements) and successfully complete - a citizenship is a just reward.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2018 09:59 AM (Z5y53)

138 THEY'RE FIRE BOMBING DRESDEN!!!


And I've come unstuck in time.

Posted by: Billy Pilgrim at January 10, 2018 10:00 AM (MomVW)

139 Hawking's voder sounds more like a Cylon with a speech impediment.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:00 AM (B8veG)

140 Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 09:56 AM (7HtZB)

OT but did the Russians ever do bombing missions into Germany before the Germans retreated from Russia?

Some like to claim Russia really defeated the Germans but if it were not for the western allies bombing , Russia would have been sunk.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 10, 2018 10:00 AM (rxtQa)

141 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 09:57 AM (/qEW2)

Thanks

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:00 AM (ny0bQ)

142 cfo mom, it is way too hard.
Had to put down our old blind spaniel last year, because the day really came that is would have been for us and not him to keep accommodating his (accelerating) decline, and we STILL agonized that maybe one more day, maybe not today, is he ready.
I know we did the right thing for him then, and I still cry for him even though I know it was right.

I think the reason it is so hard is that it is a conscious decision to end a life, and that SHOULD be hard. It should and does require confronting inexorable things.

In my prayers.

the bridge is real

Posted by: barbarausa at January 10, 2018 10:00 AM (ru28e)

143 I need to put more tape on my webcam.

Posted by: Muldoon


It would help if you used duct tape instead of Scotch tape.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 10, 2018 10:00 AM (AM1GF)

144 Some like to claim Russia really defeated the Germans

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Those people are idiots and un-American bastards.

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 10:01 AM (sX1BW)

145 stephen hawking was really trying to communicate he wanted to watch road warrior again.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2018 10:01 AM (KP5rU)

146 119 According to CNN it was 39 such "Maternity Hotels" who may now face charges of Visa fraud and tax fraud.
__________________

There are places in FL that are heavily into the "birth tourism" scam too. There was a fairly well-publicized case a few years ago when some middle-eastern millionaire had his preggo wife, who was having a high-risk pregnancy with lots of complications, fly into Miami right before her due date to give birth in a hospital there. They wanted the kid to have dual citizenship, and they also wanted first-class medical care at U.S. taxpayer expense, which is what they got. They left the U.S. after the birth without paying any of the hospital bills.

Some FL politico, may have been Mario Rubio, made some public comments about how this type of taxpayer-ripoff has been going on for years but nobody ever does anything about it (isn't that YOUR job, Mario?), but of course, nothing was done.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 10, 2018 10:01 AM (fqUgw)

147 Hawkin voice should sound like the original Cylon Centurions

By your command.

Posted by: Archer at January 10, 2018 10:01 AM (gbWkA)

148 Empress, how about the U-505 also? Chicago after all.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 09:59 AM (B8veG)



Ohhh good point.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 10, 2018 10:02 AM (mf5HN)

149 Taking the band of urchins to Chicago, to the Museum of Science and Industry, which I think they will enjoy. They're too young for the Art Museum.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 10:02 AM (lwiT4)

150 Sniper? I don't see any sni

Posted by: Duke Lowell


Relax. He only has a paintball gun.

A tiny, tiny paintball gun.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 10, 2018 10:02 AM (AM1GF)

151 OK I like this painting, even though I only see three colors. White blue and some other color that I will guess is grass green.

Is this method called Pointalist or something? Its a pleasing technique in that it gives the "eye' something to think about as all the points of color assimilate into coherent picture. The implied detail that leaves are on the trees or the building in the background has windows and other textures lets you brain fill in the gaps where the detail is missing.

Posted by: President Richard Punch at January 10, 2018 10:02 AM (ymnmz)

152 119 According to CNN it was 39 such "Maternity Hotels" who may now face charges of Visa fraud and tax fraud.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 09:55 AM (B8veG)

Sounds more like American Express fraud.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:02 AM (NWiLs)

153 I connected the dots and got a picture of some fat white chick in a bikini.

Posted by: Joey 'Two Points' Biden at January 10, 2018 10:03 AM (U6zMh)

154 2 Oh my word. Stephen Hawking has jumped the global warming shark. He said Trump pulling the US out of the Paris accord will cause the Earth to heat up like Venus with 250 degree temperatures and sulfuric acid rain.

Drudge has a link to his *thoughts*.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 09:45 AM (+Dllb)



Hawking's right!

Just as soon as Earth's atmosphere becomes over 90+% Carbon Dioxide.

Sure to happen a-a-a-a-any day now.



Yeah. That's probably not really Hawking with that bit of horse-assery.

Someone has hijacked the ghost in the machine. so to speak.


Posted by: naturalfake at January 10, 2018 10:03 AM (9q7Dl)

155 And besides, it's 2018. Couldn't he get a model that sounds more like HAL9000 than Colossus?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr



You gotta love the Big Bang Theory characters when they make fun of his talkie machine sounds.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:03 AM (uh5kC)

156 Nice painting, if a little pixy infested.
It reminds me of retirement. Sitting in the sun on a riverbank watching the bodies of your enemies drift by.

Posted by: Winston at January 10, 2018 10:03 AM (wgCUV)

157 The Soviet Air Force had indigenous designs for bombers, but all were twin engine jobs. Even US Lend-Lease only included such planes as the B-25 and not the B-24.

And the Tu-4 only arose post war because the Soviets copied the Boeing B-29 from three that landed while Russia was still neutral against Japan.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:04 AM (B8veG)

158 It's a schooner.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 10, 2018 10:04 AM (rnAwa)

159 grammie, taking them to the Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd if you have the time is a great trip.

Dammit, now I want actual pizza, not that flat stuff with ketchup on it.

*bounds off so super innocently*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 10, 2018 10:04 AM (mf5HN)

160 I loved the Museum of Science and Industry.

could spend days there.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:04 AM (ny0bQ)

161 Tiny sailboat is tiny.

Posted by: Fritz at January 10, 2018 10:04 AM (2Mnv1)

162 It's a schooner.

Posted by: BourbonChicken


It is not a schoona!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 10, 2018 10:05 AM (AM1GF)

163 140 Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 09:56 AM (7HtZB)

OT but did the Russians ever do bombing missions into Germany before the Germans retreated from Russia?
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The Pe-8, Russia's only long range bomber in WWII, bombed Berlin in 1941, but that was just a one time morale boosting bombing. It was mostly used to bomb German-held territory in Russia & eastern Europe.

Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 10:05 AM (7HtZB)

164
Did he do a second painting with the spots between the spots in this one so that when you overlay them it's complete?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 10, 2018 10:05 AM (BWL+E)

165 158 It's a schooner.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 10, 2018 10:04 AM (rnAwa)

Better a schooner than a later.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:05 AM (NWiLs)

166 Well yes Russia did defeat Germany.

The geography did, General Winter, just as it did with Napoleon. Became a grave for armies.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:06 AM (B8veG)

167 What Hawking's autocorrect voice software said: Trump pulling the US out of the Paris accord will cause the Earth to heat up like Venus with 250 degree temperatures and sulfuric acid rain.

What Hawking actually intended to say: Trump will be pulling Paris Hilton out of a Honda Accord, which will heat up his penis to 250 degrees like he was on some f**king acid in the rain.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 10:06 AM (ATVNj)

168 >>>>>I am going to kinda agree, and kinda disagree. I think that anyone who
joins the US Military for a complete enlistment successfully should
receive in exchange a US Citizenship. Yes, anyone. That includes
people who came here illegally.



I am okay with that. Saying you have to be just a potato peeler and no speeding tickets is just piling on.



My wife, who is a legal immigrant, is most annoyed by the illegal
immigrant because of the fact that at your naturalization ceremony, you
have to take an oath that you will take up arms to defend this country.
As a natural born citizen, I didn't have to do that (though I did.) An
illegal immigrant never has to make that pledge. So - if they enlist
(meeting all requirements) and successfully complete - a citizenship is a
just reward.
.
.
.Illegals can't legally join the Military. Congress would have to change Military law to allow for that as you have to be eligible for employment in the US to start the application process to join the Military.

And when they did join up illegally and we found out, we discharged them and turned everything over to INS. I personally can't say if they were deported or not, but we did notify the Feds and gave them everything we had.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 10:06 AM (+Dllb)

169 "Taking the band of urchins to Chicago, to the Museum of Science and Industry, which I think they will enjoy. They're too young for the Art Museum."

Except for the Art Museum's section of medieval weapons and armor. Kids always seem to enjoy that.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at January 10, 2018 10:06 AM (gFe95)

170 Tiny sailboat is tiny."

Size doesn't matter!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:06 AM (7LY+6)

171 Thank you CBD. Seurat is one of my favorite painters. He has a painting at the National Gallery that is always a pleasure to see. I especially like to get close then back away. Seurat was a genius.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 10, 2018 10:06 AM (hyuyC)

172 164
Did he do a second painting with the spots between the spots in this one so that when you overlay them it's complete?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 10, 2018 10:05 AM (BWL+E)

It's a Magic 3D painting. You have to focus your eyes just so...

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:06 AM (NWiLs)

173 LMAO just heard on FNC that people are buying the
wrong copy of fire and fury (about Allied bombings in World War II, not
the Wolff book)

Posted by: logprof at January 10, 2018 09:44 AM (SBVRP)


Wanna bet they won't read either just have a copy to be outraged

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2018 10:06 AM (493sH)

174 atc - I think their mom and dad took them to the Shedd Aquarium. I wouldn't mind going to the Museum of Natural History though. All kinds of culturally inappropriate Indians and stuffed critters.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 10:06 AM (lwiT4)

175 Schooner or later, you know I'm going to ketch you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 10:07 AM (MomVW)

176 Safe for O/T comment now that we're well past 100 comments. Creeping Sharia: Arabic and Somali were top languages spoken by "refugees" entering U.S. in 2017.

http://bit.ly/2D05OoL

Posted by: SandyCheeks at January 10, 2018 10:07 AM (ihzOe)

177 >>>>I loved the Museum of Science and Industry.

could spend days there.
.
.
.My favorite spot in Chicago. Went there a few times when we were stationed at Great lakes.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 10:07 AM (+Dllb)

178 How big can an aquarium in a shed be?

Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 10:07 AM (7HtZB)

179 For context: Pointillism, also called Divisionism (what Seurat called it), is contemporary of Impressionism. While Impressionists like Monet were interested in light and texture, Seurat was interested in color and how the individual hues affected each other.

Posted by: Kris at January 10, 2018 10:07 AM (nwqNw)

180 Why not ask Henry Kissinger his opinion on perturbation techniques?

OK, I had to look that one up. Never heard the word before. I'll have to figure out a conversation to drop it into.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 10, 2018 10:08 AM (kqsXK)

181 Pe-8, forgot about that. Remembered the Pe-2.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:08 AM (B8veG)

182 http://bit.ly/2ErL32n

Fusion GPS Admits They Used John McCain to Pass Anti-Trump Dossier to Obama-Era Intel Agencies

BUT BUT BUT He is a war Hero

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 10, 2018 10:09 AM (y3aQB)

183 Go 'way! Perturbatin'!

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:09 AM (NWiLs)

184 Not a lawyer, only spend time with them here at the HQ. So need some help. What are the chances that this lawsuit goes anywhere? Trump deflamation suit. Goes to LI.
https://tinyurl.com/ycemu7zw

Posted by: never enough caffeine at January 10, 2018 10:09 AM (N3JsI)

185 175 Schooner or later, you know I'm going to ketch you.
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Ha ha ha. I luff your sailing puns. You keel me.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 10:10 AM (ATVNj)

186 I am okay with that. Saying you have to be just a potato peeler and no speeding tickets is just piling on.



My wife, who is a legal immigrant, is most annoyed by the illegal
immigrant because of the fact that at your naturalization ceremony, you
have to take an oath that you will take up arms to defend this country.
As a natural born citizen, I didn't have to do that (though I did.) An
illegal immigrant never has to make that pledge. So - if they enlist
(meeting all requirements) and successfully complete - a citizenship is a
just reward.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2018 09:59 AM (Z5y53)


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The piling on is sort of the point in my eyes. It is an exchange for the more difficult/legal approach.

If they prefer, the lifetime of taters and no speeding tickets can be avoided via going through the proper naturalization channels and requirements like your wife.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:10 AM (ks6bw)

187 It wasn't just General Winter, the Rooskies threw tremendous amounts of men and materiel at the Hun. They absorbed losses that would be intolerable in a civilized society.

None of it was just us, or just the Brits, or just the Rooskies, or just the anyone else....


Oh, I've learned a couple of bits of WWII arcana on this trip which I'll share if we're still talking about the war.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 10:10 AM (MomVW)

188 I use both hands.

Posted by: Henry Kissinger at January 10, 2018 10:10 AM (IqV8l)

189 Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 10:10 AM (ATVNj)

I thought it was kinda tacky.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2018 10:10 AM (T28di)

190 How big can an aquarium in a shed be?

Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 10:07 AM (7HtZB)

TARDIS technology

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2018 10:11 AM (493sH)

191 atc - I think their mom and dad took them to the Shedd Aquarium. I wouldn't mind going to the Museum of Natural History though. All kinds of culturally inappropriate Indians and stuffed critters.
Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 10:06 AM (lwiT4)


We used to go there all the time and it's just so wonderful.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 10, 2018 10:11 AM (mf5HN)

192 LMAO just heard on FNC that people are buying the

wrong copy of fire and fury (about Allied bombings in World War II, not

the Wolff book)



Posted by: logprof at January 10, 2018 09:44 AM (SBVRP)

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I wonder how many of them believe Trump is an idiot.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:11 AM (ks6bw)

193 >>>>Fusion GPS Admits They Used John McCain to Pass Anti-Trump Dossier to Obama-Era Intel Agencies



BUT BUT BUT He is a war Hero
.
.
.He knew what it was, where it came from, and more importantly, who funded it. I would not bet against him having a hand in starting the whole thing along with the DNC and hillary. He hates Trump and has hated him from the day he announced he was going to run.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 10:11 AM (+Dllb)

194 Chicago Museums - do they still let you go in the German Submarine? That impressed the heck out of me when I was a kid.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 10:12 AM (V2Yro)

195 What are the chances that this lawsuit goes anywhere?

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no chance

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 10:12 AM (sX1BW)

196 Oh, I've learned a couple of bits of WWII arcana on this trip which I'll share if we're still talking about the war.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 10:10 AM (MomVW)


Basil Fawlty: Whatever you do, don't mention the war!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2018 10:12 AM (493sH)

197 the Rooskies threw tremendous amounts of men political opponents and materiel at the Hun.
__________________________________

FIFY

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 10:12 AM (ATVNj)

198 McCain can go horsefuck. Slimy little seditious piece of shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:12 AM (NWiLs)

199 alexthechick - you still here? Did you see that the founder of AWANA died over the weekend? He was 99. I can't remember what his name is, but I owed him a lot. My kids owe him a lot. My grandkids owe him a lot.


As many bones I have to pick with AWANA (KJV? Really?) he left a wonderful legacy.


Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 10:13 AM (lwiT4)

200 193 >>>>Fusion GPS Admits They Used John McCain to Pass Anti-Trump Dossier to Obama-Era Intel Agencies
_____________________________________

The Senate should censure him.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 10:13 AM (ATVNj)

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:13 AM (ks6bw)

202 That painting is like a low-res Monet

Posted by: Eisenhorn at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (PmDx1)

203 201
Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:13 AM (ks6bw)

Well said.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (NWiLs)

204 Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2018 10:10 AM (T28di)

We're spinnakering out of control.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (ny0bQ)

205 Huh. I think that's the first time I've ever accidentally pressed "post" on an empty text field before. Sort of surprised it went through.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (ks6bw)

206 202 That painting is like a low-res Monet
Posted by: Eisenhorn at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (PmDx1)

I'm out of Monet. Flat baroque.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (NWiLs)

207 Fillipino nationals were wardroom stewards in the US Navy and could earn US citizenship after serving three years honorably.

Posted by: Archer at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (gbWkA)

208 What an ugly painting.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (zRZaJ)

209 What are the chances that this lawsuit goes anywhere?

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no chance

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While the suit probably has no chance, that doesn't mean it wasn't worthwhile to file. The publicity and politics surrounding the filing may prove to have some value and merit. And perhaps there may be some discovery information obtained - though I doubt it is able to proceed that far.

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (sX1BW)

210 Rasmussen has a new poll on Trump and Winfrey. According to them she is up by 10 over Trump in a head to head match up.

Looks like it's gonna be an early night for Trump in November 2020.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 10:15 AM (+Dllb)

211 Sort of. 15% surprised, tops.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:15 AM (ks6bw)

212 These people are probably just saying "Alexa, order Fire and Fury."

Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 10:15 AM (7HtZB)

213 He knew what it was, where it came from, and more
importantly, who funded it. I would not bet against him having a hand in
starting the whole thing along with the DNC and hillary. He hates Trump
and has hated him from the day he announced he was going to run.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 10:11 AM (+Dllb)


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The brain rot will be helpful in time. EVERYTHING will be McCain and only McCain, so no one else needs to be investigated. Case closed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:16 AM (ks6bw)

214 Aaaaah, Suerat!


Posted by: Radar O'Reilly at January 10, 2018 10:16 AM (Fb9aZ)

215 205 Huh. I think that's the first time I've ever accidentally pressed "post" on an empty text field before. Sort of surprised it went through.
Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (ks6bw)

I always assume it's desocking or close tags to avoid the Barrel.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2018 10:16 AM (T28di)

216 >>He hates Trump and has hated him from the day he announced he was going to run.

He will never be President and Trump will be a two termer. He will die thinking about Trump winning and the McCain legacy being tarnished once again. Karma.

I hope he dies soon and his replacement is put in stat.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 10, 2018 10:17 AM (r9UYA)

217 Well said.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (NWiLs)


---

If I'm honest, I should probably take that approach more often.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:17 AM (ks6bw)

218 These people are probably just saying "Alexa, order Fire and Fury."

Siri...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:17 AM (7LY+6)

219 Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:12 AM (NWiLs)

's okay. He soon have to explain to higher Power.

ALL OF THE BAD HE'S DONE.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:17 AM (ny0bQ)

220 If I'm honest, I should probably take that approach more often.
Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:17 AM (ks6bw)

Heh. Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:17 AM (NWiLs)

221 Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (ny0bQ)
____________________________________

It's time we let the heeling begin.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 10:17 AM (ATVNj)

222 I always assume it's desocking or close tags to avoid the Barrel.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2018 10:16 AM (T28di)


---

That's a good idea. Mine was just a misplaced pointer and worn out touchpad, but I'll remember it works like that if I ever see the barrel looming.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:18 AM (ks6bw)

223 Que Seurat seurat.

Whatever the point will be.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:18 AM (ny0bQ)

224 McCain can go horsefuck. Slimy little seditious piece of shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:12 AM (NWiLs)


**fist bump**

I'd love to see Trump twitter-stomp a mudhole into that ambulatory cock-drippings' ass.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 10, 2018 10:18 AM (kqsXK)

225
Looks like it's gonna be an early night for Trump in November 2020.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 10:15 AM (+Dllb)

Now replace the F. Off responses with +1 trump and see where your numbers are.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2018 10:18 AM (T28di)

226 I'm not a particular fan of Seurat but this one is at least warm and bright and pleasant to view. But I always feel like I can learn something about use of color, both the tones chosen and their placement to be effective. Not to mention the patience it would take to apply the paint.

Posted by: JTB at January 10, 2018 10:19 AM (V+03K)

227 >>He knew what it was, where it came from, and more importantly, who funded it. I would not bet against him having a hand in starting the whole thing along with the DNC and hillary. He hates Trump and has hated him from the day he announced he was going to run.

Time reinsert my all time favorite conspiracy theory. If you take a look at the same group of people from both parties who always seem to end up, unexpectedly, on the same side of issues that don't seem to be in favor of people who believe in America first or however you want to phrase it, they are almost all members of or affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations.

That includes McCain, Soros, Hillary and on and on and on.

And if you look at what the CFR wants it tracks perfectly with the things these people support like open borders, illegal immigration, world government over individual nations, etc.

They simply answer to a different authority.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 10, 2018 10:19 AM (/tuJf)

228 Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 10:17 AM (ATVNj)

I like the cut of your jib

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:19 AM (ny0bQ)

229 Didja see this?

RASMUSSEN POLL SHOCK: OPRAH 48% TRUMP 38%...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)

230 Oh Bander, *sigh* I was being a bit silly. I actually once read for pleasure the US Army War College book on the Eastern Front. Oi. And in other posts have discussed many of the multiple screw-ups the Germans performed before and during Barbarossa.

So what of Italy shall you discuss? How at the end of the conflict in 1945 as the Allies tried to negotiate for the last Germans to surrender things like towns the Americans went through they had to obey the German MPs? Or something about Monte Casino?

The sheer misery of fighting mountain to mountain? Or trying to cross an open valley? There is a Bill Mauldin cartoon of some dogfaces looking out across such a vista and one exclaims while pointing "we was there and they were here."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:19 AM (B8veG)

231 If I hacked Stephen Hawking's vocoder I can have him say anything.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2018 10:19 AM (QQ+il)

232 Chicago Museums - do they still let you go in the German Submarine? That impressed the heck out of me when I was a kid.
Posted by: Tom Servo



They used to have one (circa '69), that the periscope looked out over Lake Shore Drive.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:20 AM (uh5kC)

233 231 If I hacked Stephen Hawking's vocoder I can have him say anything.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2018 10:19 AM (QQ+il)

I. Would. Like. A. Bee. Jer.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:20 AM (NWiLs)

234 Just received copy of Fire and Fury delivered to the law office.

How was I supposed to know it was also a low-budget XXX movie from 1977 featuring John Holmes and Marilyn Chambers?

Now I need to hire a new secretary.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 10:21 AM (ATVNj)

235 Too much pastel. It's shit.

Posted by: Thomas Kinkade at January 10, 2018 10:21 AM (r9UYA)

236 Basil Fawlty, "So you want the Colditz Salad or some Eva Prawns?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:21 AM (B8veG)

237 >>If I hacked Stephen Hawking's vocoder I can have him say anything.

Luke, I am your father.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 10, 2018 10:21 AM (/tuJf)

238 Que Seurat seurat.

Whatever the point will be.
Posted by: jakee308



Ol Black Jack Seurat?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:22 AM (uh5kC)

239 Illegals can't legally join the Military. Congress would have to change Military law to allow for that as you have to be eligible for employment in the US to start the application process to join the Military.

If we need to change the law, then change the law. I am okay with the tradeoff.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2018 10:22 AM (Z5y53)

240 66 Request to the Horde -

The vet is coming at noon today to do what needs be done for my 20 year old cat, Biggie. Would appreciate any prayers for his passing to be peaceful and that I don't lose the courage to do the right thing just because it seems like he is having a *good* day. Never had to make a decision like this before and it is gut wrenching.
Posted by: cfo mom at January 10, 2018 09:41 AM (RfzVr)

You have my prayers and sympathies. We had to put down our 14-year-old dog the day before Christmas Eve so I know how you feel. Remember that you gave your cat a long and happy life.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 10, 2018 10:22 AM (RD7QR)

241 RASMUSSEN POLL SHOCK: OPRAH 48% TRUMP 38%...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)


OH NOES!!!! Another early night for Trump

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2018 10:22 AM (493sH)

242 137 ...
I am going to kinda agree, and kinda disagree. I think that anyone who joins the US Military for a complete enlistment successfully should receive in exchange a US Citizenship. Yes, anyone. That includes people who came here illegally.
...
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2018 09:59 AM (Z5y53)


No. Hell no.

Huge security risk. Huge morale problem. Huge discipline problem.

Not in my, squad you don't.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 10, 2018 10:22 AM (di1hb)

243 241 RASMUSSEN POLL SHOCK: OPRAH 48% TRUMP 38%...
____________________________________

Covfefe!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 10:23 AM (ATVNj)

244 As a 17 Charlie, Potato Skin Removal and Disposal, I am offended.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 10, 2018 10:23 AM (rnAwa)

245 Italy always joins the winning side. They switched sides in WWI and II.

Our bases in Germany are US bases, because we conquered that country. Our bases in Italy are Italian, because we liberated them.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2018 10:24 AM (Z5y53)

246 I'm not a big fan of pointallist impressionism like this but I do like what they were trying to accomplish using color. Instead of trying to create broad strokes, they were attempting to create each individual point of color that the eye collects, like a TV screen, blending into a whole.

Its an interesting experiment, but hardly justifies a whole movement of art.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:24 AM (39g3+)

247 Churchill on Italy declaring war, "Only fair since we had them last time."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:25 AM (B8veG)

248 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 10, 2018 10:22 AM (di1hb)

I was just going to say . .

However there are positions in the rear and elsewhere as support that could be filled by such.

Helps with the numbers. Need lots of supervision.

At least they'd get an education while paying for it.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:25 AM (ny0bQ)

249 >>>>He will never be President and Trump will be a two termer. He will die
thinking about Trump winning and the McCain legacy being tarnished once
again. Karma.



I hope he dies soon and his replacement is put in stat.
.
.
.I suspect the end is near for him. He has not been in the news and has been completely gone from the Senate and all of his Committee meetings since the middle of December.

The last I read he is still in rehab from his latest cancer treatments.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 10:25 AM (+Dllb)

250
Basil Fawlty, "So you want the Colditz Salad or some Eva Prawns?"


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:21 AM (B8veG)


Would you like to order some hors d'oeuvres? Hors d'oeuvres which must be obeyed at all times! Sorry

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2018 10:25 AM (493sH)

251 As a 17 Charlie, Potato Skin Removal and Disposal, I am offended.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 10, 2018 10:23 AM (rnAwa)


This has my coworkers wondering what I'm finding so funny that I'm about to choke.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 10, 2018 10:25 AM (uiwCw)

252 Well yes Russia did defeat Germany.

The geography did, General Winter, just as it did with Napoleon. Became a grave for armies.



And Japan not attacking in the East, allowing Zhukov to move the Siberian divisions to the Western Front.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2018 10:25 AM (QQ+il)

253 I would only worry if trump were ahead of Oprah in the "polls". Her up by 10 is just business as usual.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2018 10:26 AM (T28di)

254 231 If I hacked Stephen Hawking's vocoder I can have him say anything.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2018 10:19 AM (QQ+il)

it's been done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD91A6JUi7o

Posted by: x at January 10, 2018 10:26 AM (nFwvY)

255 >>>BUT BUT BUT He is a war Hero

He's trying to destroy this country. That kind of nullifies any service he's done in the past.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 10:26 AM (/qEW2)

256 Our bases in Germany are US bases, because we conquered that country. Our bases in Italy are Italian, because we liberated them. Sofia Loren and Gina Lollabrigida.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 10:26 AM (ATVNj)

257 No no no. No illegals in the military. Barfley Manning was enough of a security threat.

But its only a support position. Wrong. Admin clerk processing deployment orders.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:26 AM (B8veG)

258 No. Hell no.

Huge security risk. Huge morale problem. Huge discipline problem.

Not in my, squad you don't.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 10, 2018 10:22 AM (di1hb)


Actually, yeah, in your squad. Foreign nationals are allowed to enlist. It's the law.

I think someone who has a whole lot on the line - like US citizenship - is likely to be better for discipline. That isn't just an idle thought. That is experience.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2018 10:27 AM (Z5y53)

259 Say a prayer for Mr. McCain.

I'll leave it to your conscience how you word that prayer.


Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:27 AM (ny0bQ)

260 If I hacked Stephen Hawking's vocoder I can have him say anything.

-
I flew in from Cambridge this morning and, boy, are ny arms tired!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 10:27 AM (+y/Ru)

261 He's trying to destroy this country. "

My .02, but he's not - overtly - rather, he's all about pimping himself out for the press/newz...

He's a MAVERICK, dontchaknow?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:27 AM (7LY+6)

262 m so sick and tired of these rulings that say we can't allow X to happen because someone might be harmed. Fuck that. People are harmed every day by laws. I have to drive 60 MPH. That harms me in that it takes me more time to get to work instead of driving 80. Or what about the fact I have to pay 1/3 of my income to taxes. Doesn't that harm me? Every fucking law on the books harms someone. But God forbid an illegal is harmed....we can't possibly have that

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 10, 2018 10:28 AM (Tg7ri)

263 Didja see this?

RASMUSSEN POLL SHOCK: OPRAH 48% TRUMP 38%...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)


You mean a year and a half out with no one doing anything more than using name-recognition? Great speculation-bait for both the talk shows, talk radio-ers, and bloggers, but otherwise utterly forgettable.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Sleep Tight with A Comey Shred-N-Burn from the Outrage Outlet! at January 10, 2018 10:28 AM (hLRSq)

264 They actually redid the entire U505 exhibit and did a spectacular job of it. It is entirely indoors now. Worth a look if your ever there again.

Posted by: H Badger at January 10, 2018 10:28 AM (RvXGY)

265 OH MY GAWD, TRUMP BOMBED GERMANY!!!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2018 09:53 AM (gC2IV)


dammit, another keyboard needs drying out

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 10, 2018 10:28 AM (suO/a)

266 I'll leave it to your conscience how you word that prayer. "

Bless his heart...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:28 AM (7LY+6)

267 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 10:26 AM (/qEW2)

I guess you missed the sarcasm ! & didn't his Senate Life Partner Graham say he was coming back to D.C. after New Years ??

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 10, 2018 10:29 AM (y3aQB)

268 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:26 AM (B8veG)

digging latrines
cleaning latrines
burning residue from latrines

mowing lawns at HQ
The list is endless.

Hey. just have them stand in a corner for hours.

Teaches patience discipline obedience anger control

It's all good.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:29 AM (ny0bQ)

269 >>>>Well yes Russia did defeat Germany.



The geography did, General Winter, just as it did with Napoleon. Became a grave for armies.





And Japan not attacking in the East, allowing Zhukov to move the Siberian divisions to the Western Front.
.
.
.Japan was over extended on the Russia front. They fought a few battles against the Russkies and found out they were completely outclassed in weaponry, especially Tanks. They then quit attacking and just sat there for the next four years until the Allies defeated Germany.

Little know fact but the vast majority of the Japanese Empires Army was not engaged in Combat during WWII. The majority of their Army just walked into China and took over after a few battles.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 10:29 AM (+Dllb)

270 Illegals can't legally join the Military. Congress would have to change Military law to allow for that as you have to be eligible for employment in the US to start the application process to join the Military.

I'd be fine with that, assuming they can otherwise pass muster.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:30 AM (39g3+)

271 Huh. I think that's the first time I've ever accidentally pressed "post" on an empty text field before. Sort of surprised it went through.
Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 10:14 AM (ks6bw)

I always assume it's desocking or close tags to avoid the Barrel.
Posted by: Warai-otoko



I always get "You should really try to type something" and it never posts a blank space.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:30 AM (uh5kC)

272 The Italian Campaign - for 70 years we've pretty much airbrushed the picture of what a clusterfark the Anzio campaign was. Totally screwed up and thousands of men killed because of incompetent leadership.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 10:30 AM (V2Yro)

273 The only time you have a shit burning detail is when you are deployed because the infrastructure for flushing toilets doesn't exist or has been blown up. Been there, done that, and it wasn't fun. And no never got a t-shirt.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:31 AM (B8veG)

274 Ol Black Jack Seurat?

No-Time Toulouse.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 10, 2018 10:32 AM (kqsXK)

275 Totally screwed up and thousands of men killed because of incompetent leadership.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 10:30 AM (V2Yro)


Well that and German artillery.

But mostly German artillery.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2018 10:32 AM (Z5y53)

276 http://bit.ly/2FpdBuK

Unstable Yale Psychiatrist Who Labeled Trump Unstable Recants Armchair Diagnosis

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 10, 2018 10:32 AM (y3aQB)

277 Its in the Daily Mail, but apparently South Korean officials are crediting President Trump with the NK being willing to come to talks with SK.

http://tinyurl.com/ya2nsfdc

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:33 AM (39g3+)

278 No-Time Toulouse."

El Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:33 AM (7LY+6)

279 wasn't shit burning what started the 1918 epidemic on military bases?

Posted by: x at January 10, 2018 10:33 AM (nFwvY)

280 Luke, I am your father.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 10, 2018 10:21 AM (/tuJf)


Nerd here, heehee, just, ah need to correct that.

"No, I am your father"

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 10, 2018 10:33 AM (suO/a)

281 Just received copy of Fire and Fury delivered to the law office.

-
Fitty Cent says it's all true.

TheBeat w/Ari Melber@TheBeatWithAri
Since last year, @50cent has been saying Trump never wanted to be President. Now, in 'Fire and Fury' a series of interviews suggests exactly that:

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 10:33 AM (+y/Ru)

282 Its in the Daily Mail"

I'll take "story to never appear in the MSM for 1,000, Alex"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:33 AM (7LY+6)

283 Unstable Yale Psychiatrist Who Labeled Trump Unstable Recants Armchair Diagnosis

They better, since that violates their ethical guidelines and rules

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:33 AM (39g3+)

284 Ol Black Jack Seurat?


---------------------------
No-Time Toulouse.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 10, 2018 10:32 AM (kqsXK)


Meh. Show me the Monet.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2018 10:34 AM (9chmE)

285 Illegal invaders in the military? Yeah sure, we're doing everything else Rome did leading to its downfall, why not go whole hog...

/starts throwing things

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 10, 2018 10:34 AM (AM1GF)

286 don't dali around.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:34 AM (ny0bQ)

287 Our bases in Germany are US bases, because we conquered that country. Our bases in Italy are Italian, because we liberated them.



Technically speaking, they were Axis Powers.
So, conquered them too.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:34 AM (uh5kC)

288 This is magnificent art. Nice trees. Cute little cabin on the left.

Excuse me. I need a moment to myself.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 10, 2018 10:35 AM (CPk08)

289 Operation Shingle did become a shit sandwich.

The Germans in Italy used the geography to very good advantage to stymie the Allied offensive.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:35 AM (B8veG)

290 158 It's a schooner.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 10, 2018 10:04 AM (rnAwa)

You know what? There is no Easter Bunny!! Over there, that's just a guy in a suit!

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at January 10, 2018 10:35 AM (tMFgx)

291 Symie? Wasn't that one of the little rascals?

They were on the Germans side?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:36 AM (ny0bQ)

292 A good pun theme is like Manet from heaven.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2018 10:36 AM (9chmE)

293 Since last year, @50cent has been saying Trump never wanted to be President. Now, in 'Fire and Fury' a series of interviews suggests exactly that:
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


how embarrassing for Hillary. an abrasive dude who didn't give a shit won it on his first try.

Posted by: x at January 10, 2018 10:36 AM (nFwvY)

294 Oh, under current law, DACA recipients can enlist. Legally.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2018 10:36 AM (Z5y53)

295 These types of Hawaiian and California judge rulings are a preview of what building the wall will be like. Endless lawsuits and injunctions. Which is why I think Dems might just say yeah have your wall money, knowing fully well it will never actually be built.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 10, 2018 10:36 AM (3Z9Px)

296 You mean under Gaylord's DACA EO they can enlist...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:37 AM (B8veG)

297 Since last year, @50cent has been saying Trump never wanted to be President. Now, in 'Fire and Fury' a series of interviews suggests exactly that:
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks



Funny way to not want a job: beat all comers.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:37 AM (uh5kC)

298 Yeah sure, we're doing everything else Rome did leading to its downfall, "

Ohh, someone else is up on their Gibbons!!!!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:37 AM (7LY+6)

299 295 These types of Hawaiian and California judge rulings are a preview of what building the wall will be like. Endless lawsuits and injunctions. Which is why I think Dems might just say yeah have your wall money, knowing fully well it will never actually be built.
Posted by: #neverskankles at January 10, 2018 10:36 AM (3Z9Px)

In which case the American people and everyone involved in building the wall just needs to give these judges the finger and carry on.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 10, 2018 10:37 AM (72PAC)

300 297 Since last year, @50cent has been saying Trump never wanted to be President. Now, in 'Fire and Fury' a series of interviews suggests exactly that:
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks



Funny way to not want a job: beat all comers.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:37 AM (uh5kC)

He's going to resign and appoint Hillary as his successor. Any day now. Yup, any day now...

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:37 AM (NWiLs)

301 Funny way to not want a job: beat all comers.
Posted by: rickb223

why you want to hurt me?

Posted by: Peter North at January 10, 2018 10:37 AM (FZYNt)

302 301 Funny way to not want a job: beat all comers.
Posted by: rickb223

why you want to hurt me?
Posted by: Peter North at January 10, 2018 10:37 AM (FZYNt)

Penis envy.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:38 AM (NWiLs)

303 RASMUSSEN POLL SHOCK: OPRAH 48% TRUMP 38%...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)


========

Even if it were true, if she runs she'd have to take some firm positions instead of the vague crap in her speech. Then her popularity would fold quicker than an inflatable Lena Dunham doll with a puncture. My gut feeling (though I've never watched her) is that she probably loves to be loved. Always puffing up and gushing over her guests. So she probably does not desire the contention and strife of a campaign. She's not a bloodthirsty warrior like Hillary.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 10:38 AM (/qEW2)

304 How many divisions does the 9th circuit court have?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:38 AM (ny0bQ)

305 Oh and David Kramer, the McCain who traveled to the UK to get the Russia dossier was a GHW Bush appointee to the State Dept as a Russia/Ukraine expert and then became the president of Freedom House which is a CFR affiliate.

Both Bush the elder and Jr and Kramer are members of the CFR.

All a really big coincidence I'm sure.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 10, 2018 10:39 AM (/tuJf)

306
These types of Hawaiian and California judge rulings are a preview of
what building the wall will be like. Endless lawsuits and injunctions.
Which is why I think Dems might just say yeah have your wall money,
knowing fully well it will never actually be built.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 10, 2018 10:36 AM (3Z9Px)


In which case, putting it on the Messican border is probably the wrong place. Or more accurately, let's have more than one wall. One on the Messican border, one on the Californica border (extend it up all the coast if you like), and one around that silly island where everyone gets leied.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2018 10:39 AM (9chmE)

307 Trivia from the Italian campaigns in WW2, a story not many know: Over 1000 people (probably many more, since records were scrubbed) were killed by mustard gas in the City of Bari, Italy, in 1943. It came about because of a German bombing raid, BUT - what happened is that the Luftwaffe blew up what they thought was just an American cargo ship in Bari Harbor, and had no idea it was secretly loaded with 2,000 American mustard gas bombs.

The ship's captain had wanted to ask the harbormaster to unload his ship quickly, but he was prevented from calling attention to his cargo by Army security regulations, so it sat in the harbor unguarded for several days as many other ships were unloaded first.

The Luftwaffe attack should have been opposed by fighters, but the American command had pulled out all of the air support because they didn't think the Luftwaffe was a threat in that part of Italy anymore. So the attack was unopposed, a pure turkey shoot for the German pilots.

Men were pulled from the harbor suffering horrible blistering burns and many died from lung burns. Doctors had no idea what they were treating and the army forbid telling any of them what had actually happened because the information was classified. So almost none of the victims received proper treatment in time, and most died.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 10:39 AM (V2Yro)

308 Technically speaking, they were Axis Powers.
So, conquered them too.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:34 AM (uh5kC)


Ceptin when they weren't. They were with the Axis when the Axis were winning. When the Allies were winning, they hung Mussolini from a lamp post and secretly made an armistice with the Allies.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2018 10:39 AM (Z5y53)

309 >>These types of Hawaiian and California judge rulings are a preview of what building the wall will be like.


the judge has made his ruling. let him enforce it from the other side of the wall.

Posted by: x at January 10, 2018 10:40 AM (nFwvY)

310 Ohh, someone else is up on their Gibbons!!!!
Posted by: Anon a mouse


Euell? Here, eat a pine cone.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:40 AM (uh5kC)

311 Ohh, someone else is up on their Gibbons!!!!
Posted by: Anon a mouse

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Is that a new replacement for the punk chimp and GorillaPundit?

Posted by: josephistan at January 10, 2018 10:41 AM (7HtZB)

312 270 Illegals can't legally join the Military. Congress would have to change Military law to allow for that as you have to be eligible for employment in the US to start the application process to join the Military.

I'd be fine with that, assuming they can otherwise pass muster.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:30 AM (39g3+)


What other laws are you fine with people breaking and getting a blanket waiver on and being eligible to enlist?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 10, 2018 10:41 AM (di1hb)

313 Euell? Here, eat a pine cone."

Nah. Grape Nuts, anyone?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:41 AM (7LY+6)

314 Ceptin when they weren't. They were with the Axis when the Axis were winning. When the Allies were winning, they hung Mussolini from a lamp post and secretly made an armistice with the Allies.

Posted by: blaster


Sorry. You shoot at me one time, I don't give a shit what you claim.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:41 AM (uh5kC)

315 "287 Our bases in Germany are US bases, because we conquered that country. Our bases in Italy are Italian, because we liberated them.

Technically speaking, they were Axis Powers.
So, conquered them too."

Hey, thassa not Right! We quit a longa time before you a conquer us!!!

Posted by: The Italian Army at January 10, 2018 10:41 AM (V2Yro)

316 310 Ohh, someone else is up on their Gibbons!!!!
Posted by: Anon a mouse


Euell? Here, eat a pine cone.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:40 AM (uh5kC)

Mmm...tastes like wild hickory nuts.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:42 AM (NWiLs)

317 313 Euell? Here, eat a pine cone."

Nah. Grape Nuts, anyone?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:41 AM (7LY+6)

Aquarium gravel? No thanks.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:42 AM (NWiLs)

318 Unstable Yale Psychiatrist Who Labeled Trump Unstable Recants Armchair Diagnosis

-
Psychiatric Association Warns Against Diagnosing Public Figures Like Trump Without Medical Exam

Bandy X. Lee examplifies modern education. Credentials without qualifications. Unjustified self esteem incapable of surviving outside the bubble. Denial of reality while disparaging people who actual live in the real world.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 10:42 AM (+y/Ru)

319 Funny way to not want a job: beat all comers.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:37 AM (uh5kC)


========

It's not impossible. He might be like Brian in Life of Brian who did not want to be the Messiah.

But if that were the case his post-election behavior makes no sense. He seems to be doing much better than expected. The only limitations on him are the other two branches of government and the holdovers in the executive branch. If he didn't want it, he wouldn't be doing so well.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 10:43 AM (/qEW2)

320 The missus and I enjoyed (more) Gustav Klimpt (and Rodin) yesterday.
We saw most of his collection also in Vienna last year.
Klimpt was a bit of a wild man.
He was a fatality from the great influenza outbreak of 1918.

Posted by: navybrat, enjoying covfefe at January 10, 2018 10:43 AM (w7KSn)

321
"A pussy willow makes a nice breakfast!"

- - The 2,000 Year Old Man

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2018 10:43 AM (mbhDw)

322 The Germans in Italy used the geography to very good advantage to stymie the Allied offensive.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:35 AM (B8veG)

----

Cassino, what a waste.

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 10, 2018 10:43 AM (suO/a)

323 It's not a tumah!!

Posted by: Juan McVain at January 10, 2018 10:43 AM (8TdcF)

324 Dot-matrix art. This would be fun to look at on a hot day though. Kind of a nice cool breeze weather picture. I'd give it about a 6.

Posted by: goon at January 10, 2018 10:43 AM (EaQ6/)

325 It's not impossible. He might be like Brian in Life of Brian who did not want to be the Messiah.


How then shall we fuck off, oh Lord?

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:43 AM (NWiLs)

326 Mmm...tastes like wild hickory nuts."

Ah.....

nevermind.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:43 AM (7LY+6)

327 Ohh, someone else is up on their Gibbons!!!!

Posted by: Anon a mouse





Euell? Here, eat a pine cone.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:40 AM (uh5kC)



Mmm...tastes like wild hickory nuts.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 10, 2018 10:42 AM (NWiLs)


Tastes like WHOSE nuts now??

Posted by: Zombie Andy Jackson at January 10, 2018 10:44 AM (9chmE)

328 "It's not impossible. He might be like Brian in Life of Brian who did not want to be the Messiah."

Brian: "You are ALL individuals!!!"

Crowd, in unison: "Yes. We are all individuals."

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 10:44 AM (V2Yro)

329 So what of Italy shall you discuss?

I have two (2) things, but I shall discuss only one now so that I have content for the future.

I got taken on a base tour by the commandant of the Lancieri di Montebello, an ancient cavalry unit which today runs both mounted and armored cavalry. (He showed us all the horse stuff, not so much the armored shooty stuff). The HQ is strictly British equestian, it's amazing.

Anyway, this unit has about the most tradition in the Italian army, going back to I think the 1870s. Took its name from a battle to overthrow the Austro-Hungarians back in '59.

So, the cool thing I learned: when the Nazi effort in Italy was collapsing they were going to infest Rome and fight a nasty defensive battle there. My guide tells me that the Lancieri were the first Italian unit to openly fight the Nazis. I saw the front lawn at the Hippodrome where they got together and said hells no. And they and another unit did keep the Nazis out of Rome.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 10:44 AM (MomVW)

330 Busy. Too busy. makes me nervous. guy musta been OCD.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2018 10:44 AM (4CCz5)

331 Take Wolff and stand him next to Trump.

Now. Which one looks like a business man, a winner, a take charge kind of guy, someone you'd have a beer with?

I rest my case.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:44 AM (ny0bQ)

332 Cassino, what a waste.
Posted by: auscolpyr


Most casinos are.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:45 AM (uh5kC)

333 What other laws are you fine with people breaking and getting a blanket waiver on and being eligible to enlist?

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Sounds like people are ok with changing the law to allow for this.

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 10:45 AM (sX1BW)

334 Oh my word. Stephen Hawking has jumped the global
warming shark. He said Trump pulling the US out of the Paris accord will
cause the Earth to heat up like Venus with 250 degree temperatures and
sulfuric acid rain.

Drudge has a link to his *thoughts*.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 09:45 AM (+Dllb)


He ought to talk to the governor of Washington state. Only 59 or is it 58 days left to save the planet!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2018 10:45 AM (493sH)

335 This is art work you find in hospital rooms.

Posted by: Walter White at January 10, 2018 10:45 AM (g4lFK)

336 Mmm...tastes like wild hickory nuts."



And man! Are those wild hickories happy!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:46 AM (uh5kC)

337 335 This is art work you find in hospital rooms.

Posted by: Walter White at January 10, 2018 10:45 AM (g4lFK)

Psych ward.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2018 10:46 AM (4CCz5)

338 335 This is art work you find in hospital rooms.
Posted by: Walter White at January 10, 2018 10:45 AM (g4lFK)

Get back in the lab.

Posted by: The Chicken Man at January 10, 2018 10:46 AM (72PAC)

339 He ought to talk to the governor of Washington state. Only 59 or is it 58 days left to save the planet!!!"

The oceans are gonna boil by 2000....

Whoops.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:46 AM (7LY+6)

340
Symie? Wasn't that one of the little rascals?

They were on the Germans side?


Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:36 AM (ny0bQ)



Yup, Alfalfa was a gruppenfuhrer.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2018 10:46 AM (493sH)

341 Question: if the 9th circuit and that judge in Hawaii can basically make rulings based strictly on their political beliefs what are their limits? Are there any limits?

Posted by: Northernlurker-ish at January 10, 2018 10:46 AM (nBr1j)

342 332 Cassino, what a waste.
Posted by: auscolpyr


Most casinos are.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:45 AM (uh5kC)


Especially when you play 4 assault monte.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 10, 2018 10:47 AM (CPk08)

343 For further reading on the mustard gas attack at Bari Italy Tom Servo alludes to, there is a book on the matter.

Disaster at Bari by Glenn B. Infield. 1971. Ace Books.

The attack happened on the night of Dec. 2, 1943. 100 tons of mustard agent had been loaded aboard the American merchant ship SS John Bascom. This was to serve as a just in case Hitler tried the poison gas gambit. The ship was hit during the attack and sank. The mustard agent in liquid form mixed with the water and oil in the bay with deadly results.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:47 AM (B8veG)

344 What other laws are you fine with people breaking and getting a blanket waiver on and being eligible to enlist?

The old chestnut about some ne'er-do-well being in front of the judge and the choice between enlisting or going to jail?

Not just made up for TV.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2018 10:47 AM (Z5y53)

345 Cassino, what a waste.

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 10, 2018 10:43 AM (suO/a)

It wasn't as good as Goodfellas but it wasn't a total waste

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2018 10:47 AM (493sH)

346 341 Question: if the 9th circuit and that judge in Hawaii can basically make rulings based strictly on their political beliefs what are their limits? Are there any limits?
Posted by: Northernlurker-ish at January 10, 2018 10:46 AM (nBr1j)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Silly serf.

Posted by: Random Hawaii Judge #7 at January 10, 2018 10:47 AM (72PAC)

347 Paintings are always more impressive when you see them in person and that seems especially true of Seurat and other Impressionists. With Seurat being able to examine the paint dots (not strokes) up close and then backing up to see it from a distance increases your enjoyment of his work. He's not a favorite by a long shot (I like van Gogh and Renoir much more) but I appreciate his work.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 10, 2018 10:47 AM (ZM2xo)

348 Question: if the 9th circuit and that judge in Hawaii can basically make rulings based strictly on their political beliefs what are their limits? Are there any limits?

-----------

Yes, but those limits do not impose themselves.

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 10:48 AM (sX1BW)

349 I can understand the "trump didn't want to be president" angle from a Cincinnatus perspective. Sure, he doesn't want to be president, but he dang well is going to do it because no one else decent will.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2018 10:48 AM (T28di)

350 Oh my word. Stephen Hawking has jumped the global

warming shark. He said Trump pulling the US out of the Paris accord will

cause the Earth to heat up like Venus with 250 degree temperatures and

sulfuric acid rain.

Drudge has a link to his *thoughts*.




Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 09:45 AM (+Dllb)


I still operate from the assumption that Hawking is a hoax. He's a more or less blithering idiot, who "writes" things, says things, because somebody has a fancy Speak n' Spell machine connected to his poopy diapered ass.


I await evidence to the contrary.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2018 10:48 AM (9chmE)

351 322 The Germans in Italy used the geography to very good advantage to stymie the Allied offensive.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:35 AM (B8veG)

----

Cassino, what a waste.
Posted by: auscolpyr at January 10, 2018 10:43 AM (suO/a)


Exceedingly horrendous generalship. John Lucas was a complete fuck-up but the incompetent egomania of Mark Clark really wasted thousands of lives needlessly,

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2018 10:48 AM (mbhDw)

352 Are there any limits?"

Not according to the previous administration...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 10:48 AM (7LY+6)

353 So the ruling is basically saying a president doesn't have the authority to NOT extend a previous president's executive order. In other words, it's unconstitutional for Trump to do nothing and let an existing p[program expire, LOL. Should we start bets on what SCOTUS voting will be?


I'm predicting 7-2, with a realistic shot at 9-0.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (3Z9Px)

354 Euell Gibbons died today of natural causes.

- Walter Cronkite

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

355 Country Singer, I saw yesterday about the new job. Major congratulations!!

Posted by: JTB at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (V+03K)

356 grammie, I did not see that. What an amazing legacy he left.

I'm just going to ignore the whole NIV heresy.

Story time! Freshman year of college (reminder, I attended religious colleges for undergrad), our NT survey prof had everyone fill out a form saying which version of the Bible did they use primarily. He then assigned everyone verses to learn in the other version. Why? Because then you had to learn them, not just repeat them by rote.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (mf5HN)

357 Cassino, what a waste.

Posted by: auscolpyr





Most casinos are.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:45 AM (uh5kC)



Hellllooooooooo!

Posted by: Dougie Jones at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (9chmE)

358 "Since last year, @50cent has been saying Trump never wanted to be
President. Now, in 'Fire and Fury' a series of interviews suggests
exactly that:


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks"

If true, then Hillary lost to somebody that didn't even want to win? She is even more pathetic than we thought.

They are not helping their cause with this lie.

Posted by: Ripley at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (MxEKc)

359 Symie? Wasn't that one of the little rascals?

They were on the Germans side?


Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:36 AM (ny0bQ)



Yup, Alfalfa was a gruppenfuhrer.
Posted by: TheQuietMan



Buckwheat will come!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (uh5kC)

360 I'm predicting 7-2, with a realistic shot at 9-0.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (3Z9Px)


Oh baby ... gimme' some of the under on that.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 10:50 AM (fiGNd)

361
My comment at 351 was about the Italian campaign overall. And the battle for Monte Cassino would not have been necessary had we exploited the situation at Salerno and especially Anzio.

Tragic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2018 10:50 AM (mbhDw)

362 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

Actually, we all dies of natural causes.

Our heart stops pumping blood.

For various and sundry reasons but that's the bottom line.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:50 AM (ny0bQ)

363 http://bit.ly/2DgqDKw

Fusion GPS Testimony Shows FBI Believed Dossier Without Verification

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 10, 2018 10:51 AM (y3aQB)

364 >>351
322 The Germans in Italy used the geography to very good advantage to stymie the Allied offensive.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:35 AM (B8veG)

Edited to read: The Germans in Italy used the geograhy *and the completely pointless and highly counterproductive rubbling of the Cassino monastery* to very good advantage to stymie the Allied offensive.

Posted by: Zod at January 10, 2018 10:51 AM (Bdeb0)

365 Nothing good.

Posted by: Cameron Frye at January 10, 2018 10:52 AM (pMGkg)

366 One nice thing about being stationed in Gaeta Italy for seven years was the opportunities to travel around the countryside and sight see.

Cassino was not too far from our house, and an easy day trip.

Hell, we sometimes went to the chinese restaurant there in town for dinner, after Mrs VIA hit the shoe outlet about half way there.

So yeh...standing at the Abby, one can understand the commanding view of the plain and valleys, as well as the tactical significance of the location.

And Mrs VIA's Great Uncle was part of the bomber crews which bombed the area.

Yet I tend to believe the local lore that the Germans did not actually use the Abby proper as is often stated.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2018 10:52 AM (EyPfd)

367 Bandersnatch. Only 1870? For Italy that is forever since 1870 marks when the Papal States were being seized by the other European powers who were tired of the Pope playing at being emperor also. So they created Italy as a country.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 10:52 AM (B8veG)

368 There was a top secret Allied weapons program that was first used at Anzio, wherein hamsters were trained to guide special artillery shells with pinpoint precision.

Detailed in the book To Save Us All From Ruin- a Muldoon Adventure written by a good friend of mine. Available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle versions.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2018 10:52 AM (wPiJc)

369 Actually, we all dies of natural causes.

Our heart stops pumping blood.

For various and sundry reasons but that's the bottom line.


Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:50 AM (ny0bQ)


Considering that none of us have died of supernatural causes (no, really), whether it's bullets or bombs or poisonous radiation or some weirdo hunting and eating us, it's all natural.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2018 10:53 AM (9chmE)

370 350 Oh my word. Stephen Hawking has jumped the global

warming shark. He said Trump pulling the US out of the Paris accord will

cause the Earth to heat up like Venus with 250 degree temperatures and

sulfuric acid rain.

Drudge has a link to his *thoughts*.




Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 10, 2018 09:45 AM (+Dllb)


I still operate from the assumption that Hawking is a hoax. He's a more or less blithering idiot, who "writes" things, says things, because somebody has a fancy Speak n' Spell machine connected to his poopy diapered ass.


I await evidence to the contrary.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2018 10:48 AM (9chmE)

He was a real, honest-to-pete theoretical physicist before he got motor neuron disease. Did a lot of good work on quantum gravity and black holes. Afterward, he go a lot of help and probably wasn't up to his previous level.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 10, 2018 10:53 AM (RD7QR)

371 Buckwheat will come!


*****


Buchweiss

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2018 10:54 AM (wPiJc)

372 368 There was a top secret Allied weapons program that was first used at Anzio, wherein hamsters were trained to guide special artillery shells with pinpoint precision.

Detailed in the book To Save Us All From Ruin- a Muldoon Adventure written by a good friend of mine. Available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle versions.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2018 10:52 AM (wPiJc)


Operation Stripped Gere.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2018 10:54 AM (mbhDw)

373 Question: if the 9th circuit and that judge in Hawaii can basically make rulings based strictly on their political beliefs what are their limits? Are there any limits?

That's not just a valid question, its an absolutely necessary discussion for the US government to undertake. Under President Trump, judges have decided their power and jurisdiction is infinite.

They aren't just deciding they can rule on any decision or policy, but they can rule on things that were undone. Its absolutely ridiculous and there has got to be a rollback on this before things get ugly.

The Supreme Court has to make a ruling on this, not the individual decisions but upon the limits of judicial power.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:54 AM (39g3+)

374 Question: if the 9th circuit and that judge in Hawaii can basically make rulings based strictly on their political beliefs what are their limits? Are there any limits?

If the Executive obeys the Circuit Court and seeks relief from the Supreme Court, then for all practical purposes the Supreme Court is the only limit on the Circuit Court.

At some point, the Administration simply MUST ignore the Circuit Court. If they don't ... it's no longer Co-Equal Branches of Govt.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 10:54 AM (fiGNd)

375
Buckweizen...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2018 10:54 AM (mbhDw)

376 -
--
Euell Gibbons died today of natural causes.



- Walter Cronkite

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


I choked on a pine cone.


Posted by: Zombie Euell Gibbons at January 10, 2018 10:55 AM (pMGkg)

377 344 What other laws are you fine with people breaking and getting a blanket waiver on and being eligible to enlist?

The old chestnut about some ne'er-do-well being in front of the judge and the choice between enlisting or going to jail?

Not just made up for TV.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2018 10:47 AM (Z5y53)


Long ago perhaps. I was a field recruiter in the late 80s. At that time, such was a non-waiverable disqualifier. I expect it still is. The reason for that is it is essentially coercion.

Too many speeding tickets? Oh, son, you need a waiver. Let's put your packet together.

"Undocumented immigrant"? No problemo, muchacho. Sign right here!

Uhhhh...no. Just no.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 10, 2018 10:55 AM (di1hb)

378 So they created Italy as a country.

Yeah, my memory dates Italy to 1864, Germany to 1871.

Favorite bitchy comment from history: "Garibaldi didn't unite Italy, he divided Africa".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 10:55 AM (MomVW)

379 The Supreme Court has to make a ruling on this, not the individual decisions but upon the limits of judicial power.

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

Congress is the only branch that can rein this in.

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 10:55 AM (sX1BW)

380 Buckwheat will come!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (uh5kC)

O-tay. And then he makes the white power sign!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2018 10:55 AM (493sH)

381 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (mf5HN)
=====================


Sounds like a pretty smart professor. I would have never thought of that.


Here's my AWANA story. Son was about 5 or 6 when he suddenly declared himself to be Davy Crockett. So I bought him a coon skin cap. He couldn't wear it to school of course, and I thought it was a little weird for church. I did however allow him to wear it to AWANA. Every week. For two years.


It explains a lot.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 10:55 AM (lwiT4)

382 I like his Sunday Afternoon painting the best.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol
.............
It's here at the Art Institute of Chicago.. it's huge! 10 ft wide by 7 ft tall...

http://tinyurl.com/52da4f

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 10, 2018 10:55 AM (so+oy)

383 Stephen Hawking is a fairly capable physicist who is treated like the voice of God because he's in a wheelchair. He would have never been known or heard of outside academic circles were it not for his disability. People are acting like there's some sort of inverse proportion: the more messed up your body, the smarter you must be.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:55 AM (39g3+)

384 Que Seurat, Seurat ...

Posted by: Brown Line at January 10, 2018 10:56 AM (S6ArX)

385 Now for a leader who really did not want the position, I think Mohammed Reza Pahlavi is a good example. I think that was in part responsible for the perception of him as a US puppet by the Iranians. I kind of like the guy. Avowed secularist, trying to drag Iran kicking and screaming into the 20th century, like his father. That's what I call a moderate Muslim. Unfortunately that's not the norm.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 10:56 AM (/qEW2)

386 At some point, the Administration simply MUST ignore the Circuit Court. If they don't ... it's no longer Co-Equal Branches of Govt.

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

Agree on this. I'd be ok with the executive ignoring Supreme Court too - under right circumstance. The Court is not supreme.

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 10:56 AM (sX1BW)

387 Where the hell was Spanky and Darla?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 10:57 AM (ny0bQ)

388 At some point, the Administration simply MUST ignore the Circuit Court. If they don't ... it's no longer Co-Equal Branches of Govt.

I agree, for the executive to continually bow to the courts on every ruling, no matter how outrageous or idiotic, means the courts are supreme and the other branches are subordinate to them in all matters.

And that is NOT how our system works.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:57 AM (39g3+)

389 Didnt Obama ignore daca ruling as well? A judge said it was illegal and obama saod fuck that we will still process the claims.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 10, 2018 10:57 AM (3Z9Px)

390 Yeah, Trump didn't want to be President so bad he was speaking about it eight years before he ran with Rush Limbaugh on one of his golf courses.. Restructured all his business dealings in the last four to make himself divestible for the Presidency. Yep, no desire at all..

Posted by: catman at January 10, 2018 10:58 AM (KzK8d)

391 354 Euell Gibbons died today of natural causes.

- Walter Cronkite

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

It was something he ate.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2018 10:59 AM (4CCz5)

392 Where the hell was Spanky and Darla?
Posted by: jakee308



Getting frisky.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 10:59 AM (uh5kC)

393 Basically the 9th circuit court is arguing that the president has the power to implement policy, but not reverse it. Which is abject nonsense, the kind of stupidity you'd expect from a mongoloid 4 year old.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:59 AM (39g3+)

394 126,

In the summer of 2008 my wife and I went to Chicago on a meetup-trip. She had worked there for a number of years in the 90s and I had grownup with relatives there that we visited often.

I wanted to see the Shedd Aquarium as I'd loved it as a kid back in the 50s/60s along with the Museum of Science and Industry. The Shedd was not as I remembered it and had a depressing PC-Green ambiance. Never got to the other.

The best thing was a coffee mug I got there that is 24 oz and shaped just as I like. It's still my morning mug but the cost of the visit was not worth one good mug.

Posted by: geoffb at January 10, 2018 10:59 AM (zOpu5)

395 Darrell Issa is out?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 10, 2018 11:00 AM (/tuJf)

396 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:55 AM (39g3+)

also they say that he is so brilliant because ALS hasn't killed him yet. Google Jason Becker & a Guitar God from the 80's has had ALS since late 80's & is still alive & his Father made a machine that is better & faster than Hawkings

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 10, 2018 11:00 AM (y3aQB)

397 It was something he ate.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2018 10:59 AM (4CCz5)
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I guess not all parts were edible.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2018 11:01 AM (ZkOQ/)

398 the 9th's ruling wouldn't matter so much if there weren't so many Obama apparatchiks willing and able to process the claims.

Otherwise Trump could just slow walk the process until he gets relief.

And that's the whole problem of the last year.

The treason of the bureaucracy is breath taking.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 11:01 AM (ny0bQ)

399 Under President Trump, judges have decided their power and jurisdiction is infinite. "

That's not new, and Presidents can ignore them. Right, Taney?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 11:01 AM (7LY+6)

400 383 Stephen Hawking is a fairly capable physicist who is treated like the voice of God because he's in a wheelchair. He would have never been known or heard of outside academic circles were it not for his disability. People are acting like there's some sort of inverse proportion: the more messed up your body, the smarter you must be.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:55 AM (39g3+)

*beeeeep*

Posted by: Capt. Christopher Pike at January 10, 2018 11:01 AM (NWiLs)

401 People are acting like there's some sort of inverse proportion: the more messed up your body, the smarter you must be.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor



Well, it's not like he's wasting time on the basketball court.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 11:01 AM (uh5kC)

402 "That stuff amazes me. I'm a huge Andrew Wyeth fanboi. When you step
right up next to his "flesh" tones, they're splatters of green and
purple and things that are in no way fleshlike, but he understands that
the eye is going to put it back together as skin."

Bandersnatch, my wife and I saw the Wyeth show in Seattle last month. Amazing! The temperas seen up close are stunning; but what really floored me are the drybrush watercolors - as a watercolorist, Wyeth is as good as Sargent or Homer. The show is at the Seattle Art Museum until the 15th; if you're anywhere in the area, go!

Posted by: Brown Line at January 10, 2018 11:01 AM (S6ArX)

403 Spanky and Darla, well certainly not at a Leibensborn facility.

"Divided Africa." Ha!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 11:01 AM (B8veG)

404 Agree on this. I'd be ok with the executive ignoring Supreme Court too - under right circumstance. The Court is not supreme.
Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 10:56 AM (sX1BW)


In a small way ... Trump brought this shit upon himself.

When the Ninth Circuit first over-stepped their bounds, and injected themselves into Immigration Policy ... I said then the Administration needed to ignore the ruling. Just ignore it. Proceed.

Why did I say that ? Because, by bowing to the Ninth Circuit and seeking relief from the Supreme Court on something that was so obviously within the bounds of the Executive and not the Judiciary ... Trump established a really shitty pecking order ...

Supreme Court
Ninth Circuit Court
President Trump

So why is anyone surprised, with such a precedent set, that the Ninth Circuit would up the stakes ?

Hell ... Why would the Ninth Circuit stay out of ANYTHING at this point ? Tax policy ? Military affairs ? The game is firmly established now .... Ninth Circuit states it's desires, and Trump goes to the Supreme Court for help.

Trump has to break the cycle. Simply ignore the Ninth Circuit.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 11:02 AM (fiGNd)

405 "Long ago perhaps. I was a field recruiter in the late 80s. At that time, such was a non-waiverable disqualifier. I expect it still is. The reason for that is it is essentially coercion. "

Carried the bag in 89-93.
Yup, even a suggestion of a judge offering that was an immediate show-stopper.

My Zone Supervisor once spent a day with an applicant from inner city B'more, basically blueprinting, and scripting him.

They both came back into the office, where the Zone Sup said he was good to go, and start paperwork.

I told him he would be the first CRF in years to actually put someone in the Navy, as I was going to put him under the Zone Sups ID as Recruiter of Record.

The young man didn't process.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2018 11:02 AM (EyPfd)

406 Posted by: JackStraw at January 10, 2018 11:00 AM (/tuJf)

Yeah John Batchelor was talking about it with Malcolm Hoenlein last night, But missed the name

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 10, 2018 11:02 AM (y3aQB)

407 401 People are acting like there's some sort of inverse proportion: the more messed up your body, the smarter you must be.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Could explain those horrid horn people from yesterday.

Though I imagine they're just bloody insane.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 10, 2018 11:02 AM (72PAC)

408 OH MY GAWD, TRUMP BOMBED GERMANY!!!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2018 09:53 AM (gC2IV)

Well, that's what they deserve for bombing Pearl Harbor...

-Bluto Blutarski

Posted by: Toddler at January 10, 2018 11:03 AM (Zp91R)

409 Trump has to break the cycle. Simply ignore the Ninth Circuit.

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Judges used to hate getting overruled. I don't think that matters anymore.

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 11:03 AM (sX1BW)

410 the kind of stupidity you'd expect from a mongoloid 4 year old.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:59 AM (39g3+)
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Downs Syndrome really has very little to do with Mongolia. Speaking of which, I am admiring Patricia Heaton for campaigning against abortion of Downs Syndrome babies.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 11:04 AM (lwiT4)

411 Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 11:02 AM (fiGNd)

That would work if Trump could depend on the bureaucracy.

But he can't.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 11:04 AM (ny0bQ)

412 The Supreme Court has to make a ruling on this, not the individual decisions but upon the limits of judicial power.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

__________

I don't expect them to ever roll back their power.

The judicial branch has basically ruled the United States for the last 60 years. Before that, the Supreme Court was mainly looked to for things like interstate railway disputes, not significant cultural issues.

It's basically impossible to remove judges, about the only check to their power is appointing the "right" ones.

The Founders screwed up this branch of government which is why people like Thomas Jefferson had major issues with it, they saw what a tyranny it could become.

Posted by: Maritime at January 10, 2018 11:05 AM (lKmt3)

413 393 Basically the 9th circuit court is arguing that the president has the power to implement policy, but not reverse it. Which is abject nonsense, the kind of stupidity you'd expect from a mongoloid 4 year old.
____________________________________

I had a boss who was a former clerk from the 9th Circuit. Yale grad. Brain-dead son of a white-shoe lawyer on Wall Street who paid endowments to get his son into Yale. Didn't believe in legal precedent and stare decisis. Every issue was a matter of opinion and not established law.

His argument: if the Supreme Court jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you do it too?

Asshat.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 11:05 AM (ATVNj)

414 So that "person with horns" from yesterday, is Xir the self described Google Plural person who is both a yellow scaled wingless dragonkin and an ornate building?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 11:05 AM (B8veG)

415 If somebody really had hacked Hawking's vox, how would he signal there was a problem? Shart forcefully?

Posted by: Fritz at January 10, 2018 11:05 AM (2Mnv1)

416 The show is at the Seattle Art Museum until the 15th; if you're anywhere in the area, go!

Posted by: Brown Line



Thanks. I saw it at the Brandywine this summer. (Though I didn't see the sister exhibit at the Farnsworth in Maine).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 11:05 AM (MomVW)

417 404
Trump has to break the cycle. Simply ignore the Ninth Circuit.
Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 11:02 AM (fiGNd)


Agreed. And he did it because he is an honorable and decent man. I think by now he fully understands what the hell he is up against and just plows ahead. Obviously, I do not want him to just do shit illegally like the predecessor, but if he any other branch attempts an overreach, it is well within his rights to ignore it and explain to the people why. He is damn good at that, as we all know.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2018 11:06 AM (mbhDw)

418 Anyone else notice Kadinsky's paintings make more sense when viewed in reverse chronological order? or is it just me?

Posted by: Bob at January 10, 2018 11:06 AM (XWfIj)

419 The Founders screwed up this branch of government which is why people like Thomas Jefferson had major issues with it, they saw what a tyranny it could become.

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Dare I say the mistake was not anticipating how weak the legislative branch would actually be.

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 11:06 AM (sX1BW)

420 Judges used to hate getting overruled. I don't think that matters anymore.
Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 11:03 AM (sX1BW)


Right and wrong have no meaning in today's political game ... it's all about power, who has it, and who's willing to use it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 11:06 AM (fiGNd)

421 >>Yeah John Batchelor was talking about it with Malcolm Hoenlein last night, But missed the name

Well that's a pickup for the Dems in the House.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 10, 2018 11:06 AM (/tuJf)

422 Oh my...

Somebody just submitted a Bill to allow law abiding citizens to protect themselves in Maryland.

http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2018RS/bills/sb/sb0099F.pdf

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2018 11:07 AM (EyPfd)

423 Judges used to hate getting overruled. I don't think that matters anymore.

Yeah I agree, its not a stigma any longer, its some sort of badge of honor to go all social justice and get overrulled.

And for these judges, this is as high as they get, they're never going to the supreme court. So there's no professional pressure to control their urges, either. Even when their decisions are vacated as in "that was so stupid we're all going to pretend it never happened," they just don't care.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 11:07 AM (39g3+)

424 California Rep. Darrell Issa will announce his retirement from Congress on Wednesday, according to a local report.

The OC Daily reported the California Republican would announce his retirement from his seat later on Wednesday after serving in Congress since 2001.

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 10, 2018 11:07 AM (y3aQB)

425 The Founders screwed up this branch of government which is why people like Thomas Jefferson had major issues with it, they saw what a tyranny it could become.

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Dare I say the mistake was not anticipating how weak the legislative branch would actually be.

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I have a counter-intuitive theory that I've shared before that Congress is actually too large and that partly explains how weak it has become. We'd be better served by a smaller Congress.

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 11:08 AM (sX1BW)

426 do they still let you go in the German Submarine?

Is that what they're still calling it?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 10, 2018 11:08 AM (H5rtT)

427 My question is he jumping before being "Pushed"

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 10, 2018 11:08 AM (y3aQB)

428 In trying to protect the bench from political influence they made the appointments for life.

This was a mistake.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 11:08 AM (ny0bQ)

429 VIA, the blue liberal crabs will pull that one down even as the water in their pot increases because MS-13 has rights or something yo.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 11:08 AM (B8veG)

430 That would work if Trump could depend on the bureaucracy.

But he can't.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 11:04 AM (ny0bQ)


Then Trump has two choices ...

1) Start gutting the bureaucracy wherever he can. Today.

2) Roll over.

I'd go with Choice A ... if I had a Golden Scalp Weasel.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 11:09 AM (fiGNd)

431 An idea: replace the house with the Senate. Replace the Senate with a deliberative body made up of all the 50 governors. Both bodies retain their original function and rules.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2018 11:10 AM (T28di)

432 424 California Rep. Darrell Issa will announce his retirement from Congress on Wednesday, according to a local report.
_______________________________________

Governor Issa?

Senator Issa?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 11:10 AM (ATVNj)

433 Is that what they're still calling it?"

Beats a Cleveland steamer...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 11:11 AM (7LY+6)

434 Or a Paltrow Steamer.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 11:11 AM (B8veG)

435 I'd go with Choice A ... if I had a Golden Scalp Weasel.

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Fire anyone who challenges his direct orders and then challenge the courts challenge the firing.

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 11:11 AM (sX1BW)

436 People are acting like there's some sort of inverse proportion: the more messed up your body, the smarter you must be.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 10:55 AM (39g3+)

It's true, man.

Posted by: Keith Richards, struggling to remember what year it is at January 10, 2018 11:11 AM (ZM2xo)

437 I have a counter-intuitive theory that I've shared before that Congress is actually too large and that partly explains how weak it has become. We'd be better served by a smaller Congress.

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I've got a list of congresscritters we could do without.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 11:12 AM (+y/Ru)

438
434 Or a Paltrow Steamer.
_________________________________

Are you talking about me?

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at January 10, 2018 11:12 AM (ATVNj)

439 We all live in a German submarine...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 10, 2018 11:12 AM (T28di)

440 In Trek news, STD has gone Mirror Universe. What ever.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 11:12 AM (B8veG)

441 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 11:12 AM (+y/Ru)

Um. . All of them?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 11:13 AM (ny0bQ)

442 Or a Paltrow Steamer.
Posted by: Anna Puma



Any relation to a Cleveland Steamer?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2018 11:13 AM (hpmES)

443 432 424 California Rep. Darrell Issa will announce his retirement from Congress on Wednesday, according to a local report.
_______________________________________

Governor Issa?

Senator Issa?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 11:10 AM (ATVNj)


Wonder if he is ill? He's been quiet for quite a while.

Posted by: Tami at January 10, 2018 11:13 AM (Enq6K)

444 Nein nein nein, gelb unterseeboot!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 11:13 AM (B8veG)

445 Dare I say the mistake was not anticipating how weak the legislative branch would actually be.

Yep, that's exactly what it is. The courts are pretty powerless... unless nobody ever does anything to check them and simply obeys everything without the slightest question.

Congress has the power to limit judicial action and control these federal courts, but chooses not to. They have the constitutional authority to limit what judges can and cannot rule on.

The problem is... judges cannot rule on most of the stuff they are trying to now with President Trump. They have no constitutional authority to tell the president he cannot implement immigration law. They have no constitutional authority to tell him that he cannot rescind a previous president's order.

So they are already overstepping the lawful boundaries of their authority. How do you stop that?

Ignoring it is one option, simply say "they have no authority to make such a call, so who cares what they say?"

Another is for the Supreme Court to stomp on them and issue another "you cannot rule on this" order in such a way that it applies to any other similar such order.

Ultimately there's going to be a showdown, these guys are forcing a constitutional crisis by overstepping their jurisdiction and assuming powers they are not granted.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 11:13 AM (39g3+)

446 I have a counter-intuitive theory that I've shared before that Congress is actually too large and that partly explains how weak it has become. We'd be better served by a smaller Congress.
Posted by: SH

__________

But even if it was numerically smaller, removing a judge is
almost like impeaching a President.

Unless one party gets some sort of crazy, lopsided majority, these out of control judges can just keep doing what they are doing. Especially since the other side is loving it.

Most every big issue Democrats could never win at the ballot box they got through the Courts, so why would they ever want to wrangle them in?

Almost all of the judicial branch's power is just this make believe prestige where everyone bows down to wise judges.

Posted by: Maritime at January 10, 2018 11:14 AM (lKmt3)

447 Trump has to break the cycle. Simply ignore the Ninth Circuit.

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Judges used to hate getting overruled. I don't think that matters anymore.

Posted by: SH at January 10, 2018 11:03 AM (sX1BW)


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What would they do if Trump ignored them? Send people to arrest him?

Or would the underlings that were ordered to carry out the executive branch's orders be conflicted, like a robot who was given contradictory commands?

There's got to be some straightforward, well defined protocol.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 11:14 AM (/qEW2)

448 412, Downs Syndrome really has very little to do with
Mongolia. Speaking of which, I am admiring Patricia Heaton for
campaigning against abortion of Downs Syndrome babies.


Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 11:04 AM (lwiT4)
Part of my anger with Pope Francis is his reluctance to use the papacy to speak out against this atrocity. Instead he yammers on about illegal immigrants.

Posted by: IC at January 10, 2018 11:14 AM (a0IVu)

449 Or a Paltrow Steamer.

Posted by: Anna Puma


Does this mean her tweeter gets all shaky and stuff?

What if she springs a leak?

How demented do you have to be to think this stuff up?

And then do it?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 11:14 AM (ny0bQ)

450 What if they get the queef steaming and the coffee mixed up?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 11:15 AM (ny0bQ)

451 At some point, the Administration simply MUST ignore the Circuit Court. If they don't ... it's no longer Co-Equal Branches of Govt.



Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 10:54 AM (fiGNd)


And to do that means it is Impeaching Time!

(You just know they want Trump to do what ScoggDog suggests, they've been baiting him all year trying to get him to do something like that.)

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Sleep Tight with A Comey Shred-N-Burn from the Outrage Outlet! at January 10, 2018 11:15 AM (hLRSq)

452 cuntachino?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 11:15 AM (ny0bQ)

453 447 Trump has to break the cycle. Simply ignore the Ninth Circuit.
_____________________________________

Congress needs to impeach some of these rogue judges who absolutely defy the plain language of the law and Constitution.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 10, 2018 11:15 AM (ATVNj)

454 440 In Trek news, STD has gone Mirror Universe. What ever.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 11:12 AM (B8veG)

Oh God, syphilis has a beard now? What fresh hell is this?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 10, 2018 11:15 AM (RD7QR)

455 What would they do if Trump ignored them? Send people to arrest him?

They can't do anything but there would be a crapstorm in the press about tyrrany etc. Eventually that's what is going to have to happen, though. These courts are pretty much forcing the issue. Sooner or later, someone is going to have to box their ears, and be called a bully for it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 11:15 AM (39g3+)

456 If judges want to make rulings based strictly on their political beliefs shouldn't they have to deal with the same stuff politicians do? I mean press conferences, interviews in the media and town hall meetings.
They've decided to be political than go all in, with no more hiding.

Posted by: Northernlurker-ish at January 10, 2018 11:16 AM (nBr1j)

457 Instead he yammers on about illegal immigrants.


Posted by: IC at January 10, 2018 11:14 AM (a0IVu)
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At a bare minimum, babies with disabilities belong to the group called, "the least of these."

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 11:17 AM (lwiT4)

458 Hey Anna

And of course, Maryland has to out-motor-voter- the rest of the nation in Voter Registration requirements.

http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2018RS/bills/hb/hb0005F.pdf

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2018 11:17 AM (EyPfd)

459 House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) who also represents a district won by Clinton announced on Monday that he wont seek reelection this year either.

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 10, 2018 11:17 AM (y3aQB)

460 I'm just going to ignore the whole NIV heresy.

Story time! Freshman year of college (reminder, I attended religious colleges for undergrad), our NT survey prof had everyone fill out a form saying which version of the Bible did they use primarily. He then assigned everyone verses to learn in the other version. Why? Because then you had to learn them, not just repeat them by rote.


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The easiest way to determine if a Bible is heretical is to turn to Isaiah 7:14. If it says "a young woman will conceive" it is heretical. If it says "a virgin will conceive" it's good to go. So, KJV, NASB, ESV, NIV are ok, RSV is heretical. Although I'm sure Gail Riplinger would disagree.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 10, 2018 11:17 AM (/qEW2)

461
Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 11:04 AM (lwiT4)
Part of my anger with Pope Francis is his reluctance to use the papacy to speak out against this atrocity. Instead he yammers on about illegal immigrants.
Posted by: IC at January 10, 2018 11:14 AM (a0IVu)

Don't forget global warming.

Posted by: Northernlurker-ish at January 10, 2018 11:17 AM (nBr1j)

462 457, At a bare minimum, babies with disabilities belong to the group called, "the least of these."


Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 11:17 AM (lwiT4)
Amen to that. And to them, the kingdom of God is promised.

Posted by: IC at January 10, 2018 11:18 AM (a0IVu)

463 Country Singer, I saw yesterday about the new job. Major congratulations!!

Posted by: JTB at January 10, 2018 10:49 AM (V+03K)


Thanks. The reason I was laughing so hard at the comment by BourbonChicken is that I'm literally reviewing some documents at the moment covering the Task List for MOS 17C.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 10, 2018 11:18 AM (uiwCw)

464

BREAKING:

DARREL ISSA ANNOUNCES HE'S RETIRING


http://www.ocdaily.net/pg/breaking-rep-darrell-issa-to-announce-retirement/

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2018 11:18 AM (mbhDw)

465 turn to Isaiah 7:14. If it says "a young woman will conceive" it is heretical.


I thought that was the passage with "and I shall strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger..."

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 11:19 AM (MomVW)

466 judges want to make rulings based strictly on their political beliefs

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Prophet philosopher judges.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 11:19 AM (+y/Ru)

467 I don't get the point...

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM

*******

It's a pretty picture?

Posted by: Taco Shack at January 10, 2018 11:20 AM (C+qQ0)

468 Don't forget global warming.

It causes Down's Syndrome too?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2018 11:20 AM (EyPfd)

469 VIA, I bet Maryland won't loosen their vehicle inspection requirements though. Or will they? Had a friend in 1999 who had just moved to MD want to register her antique VW, a 72 Karmann Ghia, like a normal car. Maryland flunked the car because the steering wheel had been reinstalled slightly off.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 11:20 AM (B8veG)

470 What would they do if Trump ignored them? Send people to arrest him?

Or would the underlings that were ordered to carry out the executive branch's orders be conflicted, like a robot who was given contradictory commands?

There's got to be some straightforward, well defined protocol.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

_________

It would probably be something like most of the people in the federal agencies would start disobeying Executive orders, citing the 9th Circuit.

They would then be fired, lawsuits would commence, and then the Supreme Court would intervene and likely punish the Executive Branch for ignoring the judicial branch until everything had been settled by them.

Posted by: Maritime at January 10, 2018 11:20 AM (lKmt3)

471 California is lost, and Issa had no chance of being reelected. He just acknowledged the inevitability of his situation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 11:20 AM (k1TUh)

472
I thought that was the passage with "and I shall strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger..."

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No, that's from the Boom of Rosie O'Donnell.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 10, 2018 11:21 AM (+y/Ru)

473 The U-boat has not changed. Yet when I was a kid, people would watch "The Enemy Below," go to see the sub, and say, What a foe we had to face!

Few decades go by, they watch "Das Boot," go see the sub, and say AwMiGerd how brave those guys were to go down in one of those!

Darrell Issa will announce his retirement from Congress on Wednesday

Why retire on Wednesday?
Something going on on Thursday he's trying to avoid?
Has to stay through Tuesday to firm up his pension?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 10, 2018 11:21 AM (H5rtT)

474 Congress needs to impeach some of these rogue judges who absolutely defy the plain language of the law and Constitution.
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I was told just yesterday we can't ever hold any government official to account or we'll collapse like Rome.

Posted by: Methos at January 10, 2018 11:21 AM (XQvuQ)

475 And to do that means it is Impeaching Time!

(You just know they want Trump to do what ScoggDog suggests, they've been baiting him all year trying to get him to do something like that.)
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Sleep Tight with A Comey Shred-N-Burn from the Outrage Outlet! at January 10, 2018 11:15 AM (hLRSq)


Then ... by all means ... Trump as to Go All In now. Right now.

Why ?

Because this is just like Poker. When somebody constantly Raises You Over the Top ... daring you to push all your chips in ... there's one way you can stop that shit.

Wait until you've got a damn good hand ... and give that son-of-a-bitch EXACTLY what he "thinks" he wants ... until you show him those pretty little cards you're holding. Trump won't get a much stronger position than this.

And let's say I'm wrong ... and this triggers Impeachment. So what ? If he doesn't stop this, right now, he's a lame duck for the rest of his only term anyway.

He can do NOTHING of substance if his every decision can be delayed by the Ninth Circuit, pending Supreme Court review. He'll be out on his ass the next election if that's how the game is played.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 11:21 AM (fiGNd)

476 -
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What if they get the queef steaming and the coffee mixed up?



Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 11:15 AM

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I'm ready to tackle the day!


Posted by: Wide-Eyed Whisker Biscuit at January 10, 2018 11:21 AM (pMGkg)

477 Damn it, I just got the point/pun/joke.

Duh...

Posted by: Taco Shack at January 10, 2018 11:22 AM (C+qQ0)

478 I thought that was the passage with "and I shall strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger..."
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2018 11:19 AM (MomVW)

No, I'm pretty sure it's "And Shepherds we shall be For thee, my Lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands. So we shall flow a river forth to Thee And teeming with souls shall it ever be."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 10, 2018 11:22 AM (KUaJL)

479
Another is for the Supreme Court to stomp on them and issue another "you cannot rule on this" order in such a way that it applies to any other similar such order.

Ultimately there's going to be a showdown, these guys are forcing a constitutional crisis by overstepping their jurisdiction and assuming powers they are not granted.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2018 11:13 AM (39g3+)

the problem is that letting this wind through the court, takes WAY too much time... especially to the Supremes.

They still have not heard ONE word on the Travel Ban stuff... and Judges ruled against the latest travel ban, even though the Supremes had told them whatever they ruled was moot.

But I agree, Congress IS a large part of the problem... they spend so much of their time on things they are NOT supposed to do (Fed takeover of Health care) that they don't do what they ARE supposed to do (spending bills and reigning in the power of Judges).

Posted by: Don Q. at January 10, 2018 11:22 AM (NgKpN)

480 He wanted to be clear of the shit storm coming on Friday.

No I don't know what but I assume it will be something.

It always is.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 10, 2018 11:22 AM (ny0bQ)

481 Trump doesn't have enough support in the Senate or in the Bureacracy to defy the courts yet. That's just the simple political fact - if he did something like that, they would bring him down. He has to go through proper legal channels until such time as the Fed is stocked with people loyal to him, not loyal to Obama. We ain't even close yet.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 11:22 AM (k1TUh)

482 Loads of GOP retirements. That's not a good sign.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 10, 2018 11:22 AM (RD7QR)

483 Painting looks like it was done with a teeny-tiny paint ball gun.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at January 10, 2018 11:23 AM (jjaLl)

484 I was in a meeting with a client who decided to bless with a rant about why the KJV is the only acceptable biblical translation.
After 30 minutes I, frankly, went into full on I see your lips moving but all I hear is blah, blah, blah mode.

Posted by: Northernlurker-ish at January 10, 2018 11:23 AM (nBr1j)

485 STD has gone Mirror Universe"

So syphilis is actually good for you in that show?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 11:23 AM (7LY+6)

486
I was in a meeting with a client who decided to bless with a rant about
why the KJV is the only acceptable biblical translation.

After 30 minutes I, frankly, went into full on I see your lips moving but all I hear is blah, blah, blah mode.

Posted by: Northernlurker-ish at January 10, 2018 11:23 AM (nBr1j)
======================

Oh dear. I feel your pain!

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 11:24 AM (lwiT4)

487 485 STD has gone Mirror Universe"

So syphilis is actually good for you in that show?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 11:23 AM (7LY+6)

So completely ruined just like Star Wars?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 10, 2018 11:24 AM (72PAC)

488 So syphilis is actually good for you in that show?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 10, 2018 11:23 AM (7LY+6)

You grow a mustache and goatee when you have it.

Pretty convenient, actually.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 10, 2018 11:24 AM (KUaJL)

489 Loads of GOP retirements. That's not a good sign.
Posted by: joncelli

__________

No, its not, and that's why these things can often times become a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Incumbents in tough districts get scared, retire, and then the wave of retirements is why the other party gains control.

Posted by: Maritime at January 10, 2018 11:24 AM (lKmt3)

490 I use the King James. If it was good enough for the Apostle Paul, it's good enough for me.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 11:25 AM (lwiT4)

491 @455
There is a solution, and it's john roberts, who is no doubt compromised. The CJ controls all the judges.

Posted by: artemis at January 10, 2018 11:25 AM (AwPyG)

492 "482 Loads of GOP retirements. That's not a good sign."

Given that these are just about all GOP-e retirements, it IS a good sign. The war inside the GOP has to be won before the war for the country can be. Issa wasn't bad, but he was a Californian, so there was no chance for him to stay.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 11:25 AM (k1TUh)

493 At a bare minimum, babies with disabilities belong to the group called, "the least of these."

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 11:17 AM (lwiT4)

I have met some Downs kids and young adults who are far more interesting and pleasant than the typical SJW.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2018 11:25 AM (wYseH)

494 He has to go through proper legal channels until such time as the Fed is stocked with people loyal to him, not loyal to Obama. We ain't even close yet.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 11:22 AM (k1TUh)


Then Trump's check-mated. Because he'll NEVER be there long enough to get that many people appointed.

In which case, the 2020 election boils down to a vanity pick ... the guy we want that's effectively useless, or the guy they want that will use this power in ways that will make Obama blush.

Waiting is not a viable strategy.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 11:26 AM (fiGNd)

495

Tom Steyer was on CNBC ranting and raving about the mid term elections and impeachment. Of course CNBC was sucking him off. How did that ass clown become a billionaire? He comes across as a loon

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2018 11:26 AM (493sH)

496 NOOD punk-monkey

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 10, 2018 11:26 AM (EyPfd)

497 I have met some Downs kids and young adults who are far more interesting and pleasant than the typical SJW.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2018 11:25 AM (wYseH)
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Oh definitely!

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 11:27 AM (lwiT4)

498 The easiest way to determine if a Bible is heretical is to turn to
Isaiah 7:14. If it says "a young woman will conceive" it is heretical.
If it says "a virgin will conceive" it's good to go. So, KJV, NASB, ESV,
NIV are ok, RSV is heretical. Although I'm sure Gail Riplinger would
disagree.
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Which way does this apply to The Message?

Watch for this: A girl who is presently a virgin will get pregnant. She'll bear a son and name him Immanuel

Posted by: Methos (kinda knows the answer) at January 10, 2018 11:27 AM (XQvuQ)

499 KJV is not as accurate, but from what I understand from people better in languages than I am, it's the only version that does a good job of capturing the poetic beauty of the original Hebrew phrasing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 11:27 AM (k1TUh)

500 paintball? ah, so that's what kbdabear's (sp) sniper kitteh does for target practice

Posted by: micky at January 10, 2018 11:27 AM (dF9Lb)

501 My go to version is NASB but I read from a lot of other versions.

Posted by: Northernlurker-ish at January 10, 2018 11:28 AM (nBr1j)

502 Given that these are just about all GOP-e retirements, it IS a good sign. The war inside the GOP has to be won before the war for the country can be. Issa wasn't bad, but he was a Californian, so there was no chance for him to stay.
Posted by: Tom Servo

___________

Still, my bet is some bat shit crazy liberal will take these people's place. So instead of Issa voting with us 90% of the time, we get some Kamala Harris-type California Democrat.

Posted by: Maritime at January 10, 2018 11:28 AM (lKmt3)

503 You know what would be a really interesting story arc to tackle over a season for a Trek series?

The Iotia of the Mirror Universe reads up about the Terran Empire after being forcibly annexed. And decides to muscle in on their action. Then you drop someone like Sisko and Worf from the Federation into the mix.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 10, 2018 11:28 AM (B8veG)

504 Which way does this apply to The Message?

Watch for this: A girl who is presently a virgin will get pregnant. She'll bear a son and name him Immanuel

Posted by: Methos (kinda knows the answer) at January 10, 2018 11:27 AM (XQvuQ)
======================

The Message is not a translation. It is a paraphrase for easy reading. Sometimes I'll read it to get the contemporary sense of a passage, but never as a translation.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 11:29 AM (lwiT4)

505 Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 11:21 AM (fiGNd)


Why? Because for all of the bluster and Tweeting and the "yuge" and "bigly" and insults Donald Trump is an intelligent, careful person. He follows procedures and over the past year he has been winning by doing so. I do not see any value in doing "smash-and-crash" and risking everything. I do not see Donald Trump giving any of his political foes one opening to use on him and that is all I can see that will result from the path you are suggesting.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Sleep Tight with A Comey Shred-N-Burn from the Outrage Outlet! at January 10, 2018 11:30 AM (hLRSq)

506 482 Loads of GOP retirements. That's not a good sign.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 10, 2018 11:22 AM (RD7QR)

Not a good sign for Republicans... perhaps a good sign for the party.

Face it, the GOPe is out of touch with most Americans. They are part of the problem... and have not been the solution.

Even when given power, they can't do the job.

Where are the normal order spending bills? Oh... wait... we're now what... 3 months late?

And the tax bill that was supposed to make things simpler? made it so complex no one knows what their taxes are for next year yet...

They are spending so much time and effort on Trump / Russia stuff, that they can't seem to do their OWN job... which is to legislate...

Posted by: Don Q. at January 10, 2018 11:32 AM (NgKpN)

507 Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2018 11:27 AM (k1TUh)
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Yes, the King James is very poetic and is wonderful for passages such as Psalm 23. However, the translation from the Greek is not the best or closest. For instance, the word "greyhound" appears in the King James, but is translated something completely different in all subsequent translations. (I can't remember the actual word). It was simply poorly translated.


Pretty, though.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 10, 2018 11:32 AM (lwiT4)

508 my roommate in AF tech school was a car thief that the judge gave a choice to: join or jail.

I don't think he needed a waiver because conviction and sentencing were suspended by him enlisting. the judges and military worked hand in hand back then.

Posted by: x at January 10, 2018 11:33 AM (nFwvY)

509 Nood.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 10, 2018 11:36 AM (72PAC)

510 I do not see Donald Trump giving any of his political foes one opening to use on him and that is all I can see that will result from the path you are suggesting.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Sleep Tight with A Comey Shred-N-Burn from the Outrage Outlet! at January 10, 2018 11:30 AM (hLRSq)


Then Trump's screwed.

Because Progressives won't stop with this. They'll keep raising the stakes, exceeding authority at every opportunity ... until Trump is completely check-mated. At that point - he'll lose in 2020.

And at that point ... he should.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 10, 2018 11:36 AM (fiGNd)

511 STD has gone Mirror Universe

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Huh. Those are some weird search engine results.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 10, 2018 11:41 AM (ks6bw)

512 BREAKING: O'keefe Twitter kerfuffle.

Expect nothing less from Twitter.

Corporate Big Bro is the ever looming threat.

TuCa did a thing on Google last night as well.



Posted by: dananjcon at January 10, 2018 11:49 AM (xqfqx)

513 Okay, there's some great riffing in here, but I do have to compliment you because that was a really nice pun that you started with.

Posted by: grayishpanther at January 10, 2018 12:17 PM (ty9Ew)

514 47 Homeopathy: OW that was brilliant.

Posted by: grayishpanther at January 10, 2018 12:22 PM (ty9Ew)

515 ....Your pun is lame!

Posted by: TN VOLUNTEER at January 10, 2018 01:26 PM (y385q)

516 "I don't get the point..." Go see the original. Stand in front of it and then backup. If the room isn't large enough then the curators don't understand either.

Posted by: Larry Geiger at January 10, 2018 04:16 PM (nX644)

517 The Message is not a translation. It is a paraphrase for easy reading. Sometimes I'll read it to get the contemporary sense of a passage, but never as a translation.

Yes. We want translations closer to the original languages, not paraphrases. Translators should not be commentators. How can the reader know what the writer (Moses, Isaiah, Paul) meant, if the translator doesn't keep to the original as close as possible?

Posted by: Festus Fogg at January 10, 2018 05:43 PM (fSf/G)

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