Mid-Morning Open Thread

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Russian Beauty
Konstantin Yegorovich Makovsky

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Cheer up!

Posted by: BignJames at January 11, 2018 09:26 AM (0+nbW)

2 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2018 09:26 AM (uh5kC)

3 Her husband has disappointed her yet again.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2018 09:26 AM (wdmm9)

4 She has the sads. Someone spilled paint on her new white blouse.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at January 11, 2018 09:27 AM (LQLeS)

5 Collusion!

Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow at January 11, 2018 09:28 AM (7HtZB)

6 coffee enema sock off

Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2018 09:28 AM (7HtZB)

7 Looks like he had a hard time with that left eye.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 11, 2018 09:28 AM (mpXpK)

8 Google labels this picture 'cis-normative hate speech.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2018 09:29 AM (oVJmc)

9 Very nice. That wallpaper's going to be hard to take down though.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 09:29 AM (lwiT4)

10 Hillary voter getting worried on election night, looking down as Florida votes come in.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 11, 2018 09:29 AM (otAqJ)

11 I wonder what's she's thinking about.

A lost love?

A departed family member?

Why the rum's gone?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 11, 2018 09:29 AM (mf5HN)

12 Her husband has disappointed her yet again.

Is not to worry. Soon girl will be happy.

Posted by: The Paolovich at January 11, 2018 09:30 AM (kqsXK)

13 she looks like she went to bed alone again.

Posted by: willow at January 11, 2018 09:30 AM (t2Uf9)

14 "I didn't get invited to the pee party."

(Sad trombone)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 09:30 AM (T28di)

15 Nobody has reacted to her "This is the worst thing that could happen" status update yet.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2018 09:30 AM (wdmm9)

16 CBD seems to be colluding with the Russians an awful lot lately.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 09:30 AM (kNasr)

17 She looks sad.

Maybe because I self-willowed this:



I've been thinking a lot about the Oprah for President thing.

Obama's election kinda of opened the genie's bottle.

His election was of a totally unaccomplished man based on what he was -

a Black guy who could talk well when on teleprompter and,

and this was important a total blank slate so people didn't know about his racism, anti-Americanism, communism/socialism, severe narcissism, cronyism, corruption, and other attributes.


Next, we got Trump a highly accomplished businessman and a celebrity for reelz. Not a phony MSM created celebrity like Obama. In fact in that regard, almost the polar opposite.

Trump's strength (which, Please DO NOT THROW AWAY, on the DACA dealio) is-

that he promised and has so far mostly delivered Value for the Customer (i.e.. the Voters)

just as a good businessman should.

So, despite all of the Media and Deep State silliness surrounding Trump -

Trump is delivering on the voters' expectations-

He is a very publicly well-known businessman going about the business of government in a business-like manner, which includes "Advertising", i.e. tweets, to deliver promised goods and services to his clients(voters).


Now to Oprah.

She's a popular well-known celebrity, who has more or less created her own showbiz empire. So, a businesswoman.

But, what is she really known for?

Giving stuff away. (You get a car and you get a car and you get a car...)

She is not known for giving clients value for their money (or vote).

She is known for Freebies! She is Momma Sugar.

Oprah is the Democrat's voting strategy writ large.

If I'm in charge everybody gets goodies! - will be a very powerful message for typical Democrat constituents.

Remember Obamaphone? Obama will pay for my rent and gasoline?

Add on the whole Woman thing, which almost got unlikable, politically clumsy, sickly Hillary! elected, plus Obama's Black voters

and you have a potentially powerful opponent to Trump in 2020.


I think it would be a real mistake to laugh at the idea of Oprah as a Democrat candidate.

Politically she would bring us the same horrible, anti-middle class, anti-America policies of Obama and Hillary!

but it would be in the guise of Smiling Mama Sugar.

Fortunately, various stories have filtered out that indicate it's not all sweetness and light and freebies behind the scenes.

If the GOP were smart (I know, I know), they would start now undermining her public persona with leaks of actual occurrences, unlike all those phony Trump leaks.

As always, we will see.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (9q7Dl)

18 Her husband has disappointed her yet again.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2018 09:26 AM


The Paolo, he can fix that.

Posted by: Paolo at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (p+Wdc)

19 If you embiggen it, you can see that she really needs a wax job on her lip, left corner.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (lwiT4)

20 I'll be impressed when CBD finds a Russian painting with a person who doesn't look like they are suffering from terminal depression.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (/tuJf)

21 Did she pee on Trump's bed?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (s/EUv)

22 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 11, 2018 09:29 AM (mf5HN)

In all seriousness, I'm assuming it's symbolic of how the beauty of mother Russia is inherently sad.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (T28di)

23 Alternate title: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2018 09:32 AM (xttKs)

24 "Oh, honey, what happened?"

"Don't ask me about it, I just want to be left alone"
-And other similar answers over the next 5 hours she spends refreshing the post to see who really cares.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 11, 2018 09:32 AM (wdmm9)

25 I'll be impressed when CBD finds a Russian painting with a person who doesn't look like they are suffering from terminal depression.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (/tuJf)
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Prepare to be disappointed.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 09:32 AM (kNasr)

26 Missed the last thread if it was discussed but just wanted to say Catherine Deneuve rocks.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 11, 2018 09:32 AM (qK2iX)

27 Did she pee on Trump's bed?
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?



She realizes she picked the wrong bed.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2018 09:33 AM (uh5kC)

28 She's all right....

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2018 09:33 AM (LiyEm)

29 Russia is the prime example of winter blues.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 11, 2018 09:33 AM (qK2iX)

30 I'll be impressed when CBD finds a Russian painting with a person who doesn't look like they are suffering from terminal depression.

Vodka's not just a river in Egypt.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2018 09:34 AM (oVJmc)

31 Sad!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2018 09:34 AM (W+vEI)

32 >>Prepare to be disappointed.

Saddest people on the planet. It seems all of their art is inspired by sadness.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 11, 2018 09:34 AM (/tuJf)

33 Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (9q7Dl)

Spot-on mini-essay. I would just add that the stuff Oprah gives away isn't her stuff, it's all donated.

So she's the perfect Democrat-an expert at giving away other people's stuff.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 11, 2018 09:34 AM (s/EUv)

34 But, what is she really known for?



Giving stuff away. (You get a car and you get a car and you get a car...)
=========================


She only did that once a year, and not until several years into her show. What I think she's most known for is launching or boosting celebrity careers, and her book club.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 09:34 AM (lwiT4)

35 Meh. The "Russian Beauties" site has better looking.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at January 11, 2018 09:35 AM (gFe95)

36 Willowed but interesting PSA:

Re: fire rated safe

You'll need to spend car money to get one
that won't ruin everything inside during a high-heat event. Apparently
consumer grade ones that we all buy for $2K or so will release lots of
moisture when exposed to fire.

Yeah, your sh*t won't burn up, but steam and corrosion aren't going to make you smile, either.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 09:35 AM (ks6bw)

37 naturalfake,, agree.

people laughed at Obama wanted him to run.. i knew he would win. gak

Posted by: willow at January 11, 2018 09:35 AM (t2Uf9)

38
Looks a little flat - two dimensional.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 11, 2018 09:35 AM (GroCc)

39 Where do I insert my coin to get my fortune?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 11, 2018 09:35 AM (c8EhQ)

40 Maybe we can get some photos of Anna Kournakova and Maria Sharapova in smiling in their skimpy tennis outfits.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 11, 2018 09:35 AM (qK2iX)

41 Nice set of ochi chornyas.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 11, 2018 09:35 AM (/qEW2)

42 >>>
I wonder what's she's thinking about.
<<<

Why do we have so many shelves?

Posted by: Fritz at January 11, 2018 09:36 AM (2Mnv1)

43 36 hour fasts and 12 hour sweat lodges, when combined, can cure all your ailments! By killing you!

Posted by: Oprah at January 11, 2018 09:36 AM (SkuXa)

44 Hot except for the reptilian neck.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 09:36 AM (r9UYA)

45 She only did that once a year, and not until several years into her show. What I think she's most known for is launching or boosting celebrity careers, and her book club.

Normalizing rampant emotionalism. Feelz over thinking.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2018 09:36 AM (oVJmc)

46 It seems that she should be the poster child for Socialism/Communism as your local governing style.

You too can be as happy as a mother that just lost a child.

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2018 09:36 AM (xttKs)

47 Posted by: willow at January 11, 2018 09:30 AM (t2Uf9)

Willow?

Is that really you?

cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 11, 2018 09:36 AM (wYseH)

48 >>She only did that once a year, and not until several years into her
show. What I think she's most known for is launching or boosting
celebrity careers, and her book club.



New Age guru who's given prominence to people like Ekhart Tolle, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy.....

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2018 09:36 AM (W+vEI)

49 20 I'll be impressed when CBD finds a Russian painting with a person who doesn't look like they are suffering from terminal depression.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (/tuJf)

I read somewhere that in Russia, smiling means you have a low IQ. It was an article that compared cultural norms between different countries.

Posted by: Kris at January 11, 2018 09:37 AM (nwqNw)

50 Looks a little flat - two dimensional.

It's the bra.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2018 09:37 AM (oVJmc)

51 I missed the morning report thread, so could y'all repeat your comments? kthx.

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 09:37 AM (Enq6K)

52 She is sad because her hubby painted the walls barf powder color. For practical reasons.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Metastable Soopergeenyus at January 11, 2018 09:37 AM (EwAd4)

53 bl, have to clean.

Posted by: willow at January 11, 2018 09:37 AM (t2Uf9)

54 I've met several Russian "beauties".

That ain't one.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:37 AM (7LY+6)

55 runs and hides under the bed!

bl

Posted by: willow at January 11, 2018 09:37 AM (t2Uf9)

56 This is the expression you see right before the

"What's wrong honey?"

"Nothing, I'm fine." *sigh*

conversation that devolves into an argument.

Posted by: joe, livnig dangerously at January 11, 2018 09:38 AM (KUaJL)

57 her eyebrows are entirely too close together.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 11, 2018 09:38 AM (KP5rU)

58 >>>She is sad because her hubby painted the walls barf powder color. For practical reasons.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Metastable Soopergeenyus at January 11, 2018 09:37 AM (EwAd4)

bl, have to clean.
Posted by: willow at January 11, 2018 09:37 AM (t2Uf9)

HMMMMMMM.........COSMIC COINCIDENCE

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Metastable Soopergeenyus at January 11, 2018 09:38 AM (EwAd4)

59 I know I should keep my phone turned off, but I don't, and at the end of each month Google sends me a link to a series of maps that show me everywhere I've gone on each day of the month.

I never go anywhere I would be ashamed to tell anyone about, so I don't really care, but still.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2018 09:40 AM (V2Yro)

60 I read somewhere that in Russia, smiling means you have a low IQ"

There's a Russian saying that loosly translates to "smiling with no reason is a "sign" of stupidity".

That's not just Russian, BTW - across the northern tier of Urrrup...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:40 AM (7LY+6)

61 I missed the morning report thread, so could y'all repeat your comments? kthx.
Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 09:37 AM
~~~~~

Ace showed up. Thank God we were all in uniform.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 09:40 AM (HiDrR)

62
She only did that once a year, and not until
several years into her show. What I think she's most known for is
launching or boosting celebrity careers, and her book club.


Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 09:34 AM (lwiT4)


---

Like all the big three channels and shows, the thing that you can't unsee is when you notice shows like hers and Good Morning America (maybe the same channel for all I know) interviewing people and giving away books and reviewing movies and getting medical advice from this doctor from another show on the same channel, etc., and it occurs to you that everything and everybody are just lower rungs on the pyramid of the mother company. You may need to go through a company or two, but that book or that movie or that musician is going to be part of the umbrella.

The entire thing is an advertisement, and I doubt they're required to disclose it in any meaningful way, and the viewers have no idea and even less interest or concern. Yay, music/book/movie/doctor! I should go buy or view that product!

I admire the heck out of it, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 09:40 AM (ks6bw)

63
Russian beauty?

Well, in the eye of the beholder and all that, but she's no Oktyabrina Maximova (Book Girl).

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 09:41 AM (8O3HH)

64 There's a Russian saying that loosly translates to "smiling with no reason is a "sign" of stupidity".



That's not just Russian, BTW - across the northern tier of Urrrup...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:40 AM (7LY+6)
======================

The Finns must be the smartest people on the planet.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

65 The entire thing is an advertisement"

Hey, someone gets it!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:41 AM (7LY+6)

66 http://www.springtrainingcountdown.com/#sthash.7sGD8vud.nGpcMnrU.dpbs

Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at January 11, 2018 09:41 AM (0O7c5)

67 59
I know I should keep my phone turned off, but I don't, and at the end of
each month Google sends me a link to a series of maps that show me
everywhere I've gone on each day of the month.



I never go anywhere I would be ashamed to tell anyone about, so I don't really care, but still.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2018 09:40 AM (V2Yro)

I would shut off your location tracking -like yesterday.Hit your favorite search engine on how to remove and stop this tracking that google does.
I don't go to places I'd be ashamed to tell my grandmother either, but nobody needs to know it either.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 11, 2018 09:41 AM (jxbfJ)

68 Maybe this revolution isn't such a good idea..

Posted by: Girl at January 11, 2018 09:42 AM (y3sT9)

69 Ace showed up. Thank God we were all in uniform.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 09:40 AM (HiDrR)


Wait...wut!?

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 09:42 AM (Enq6K)

70 There's a Russian saying that loosly translates to "smiling with no reason is a "sign" of stupidity".

I'm Russian? Who knew?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2018 09:42 AM (oVJmc)

71 I wonder what's she's thinking about.



A lost love?



A departed family member?



Why the rum's gone?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 11, 2018 09:29 AM (mf5HN)


she is reading Russian Lit, and in her current book she has reached page 872 of 1,375 and discovered that the last character she cared about has just died of consumption.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2018 09:42 AM (2K6fY)

72 ugh....i'm beginning to like meghan mccain......she's pretty badass

Posted by: phoenixgirl...baseball can't get here soon enough at January 11, 2018 09:42 AM (0O7c5)

73
What's that old saw about Russians and their emotions?

Russkies have three emotions: Despair, Rage and Vodka

I probably remembered it wrong though.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 11, 2018 09:43 AM (veoSD)

74 56
This is the expression you see right before the



"What's wrong honey?"



"Nothing, I'm fine." *sigh*



conversation that devolves into an argument.

Posted by: joe, livnig dangerously at January 11, 2018 09:38 AM (KUaJL)

"I'm fine". I had someone tell me that means:I'mF***ed upInsecureNeuroticEmotional

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 11, 2018 09:43 AM (jxbfJ)

75 Well, in the eye of the beholder and all that, but she's no Oktyabrina Maximova

Good lord. Talk about an "I will cut out your kidney and leave you in a tub of ice" look.

Posted by: The Paolovich at January 11, 2018 09:43 AM (kqsXK)

76 Dammit, I get a good comment out and it's just after a new thread's called! I'm starting to think I'm not very good at this commenting thing...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 11, 2018 09:43 AM (AM1GF)

77 Wait...wut!?
Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 09:42 AM
~~~~~

Yup. Around 7:00am or so (!) We figured he was on his way to bed, not just getting up.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 09:43 AM (HiDrR)

78 I would shut off your location tracking -like yesterday."

Funny - there was a minor interwebz kerfuffle over that when TBBT showed a phone tracking where someone had been, and another asking how to turn it off...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:43 AM (7LY+6)

79 Ace showed up. Thank God we were all in uniform.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 09:40 AM (HiDrR)


Wait...wut!?
Posted by: Tami



It's ok. Underwear IS a uniform.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2018 09:44 AM (uh5kC)

80 76 Dammit, I get a good comment out and it's just after a new thread's called! I'm starting to think I'm not very good at this commenting thing...
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 11, 2018 09:43 AM (AM1GF)

Your own fault. Willow was posting actively in the thread.

Posted by: joe, livnig dangerously at January 11, 2018 09:44 AM (KUaJL)

81 in her current book she has reached page 872 of 1,375"

Volume One....

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:44 AM (7LY+6)

82 I like this one. She is beautiful but tragic, in a way, and he's captured that well.

(Ace popped up in the morning thread -- sign of the apocalypse or harbinger of doom? Discuss.)

Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at January 11, 2018 09:44 AM (RD7QR)

83 >>Yup. Around 7:00am or so (!) We figured he was on his way to bed, not just getting up.

He was just checking to see if he could see his shadow.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 11, 2018 09:45 AM (/tuJf)

84 SAAD...MAD...GAINZ........DACA NON MATTA.

Posted by: saf at January 11, 2018 09:45 AM (cS/ge)

85 Yup. Around 7:00am or so (!) We figured he was on his way to bed, not just getting up.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 09:43 AM (HiDrR)



Has anyone called in an ewok wellness check?!

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 09:46 AM (Enq6K)

86 Your own fault. Willow was posting actively in the thread.
Posted by: joe, livnig dangerously


Has it ever been established what would happen if willow got first on a thread?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 11, 2018 09:46 AM (AM1GF)

87 Ace was only up because he lost his clock in a shelf collapse.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2018 09:46 AM (oVJmc)

88 Cannot afford coffee enema

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2018 09:47 AM (gs8be)

89 (Ace popped up in the morning thread -- sign of the apocalypse or harbinger of doom? Discuss.)
Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at January 11, 2018 09:44 AM (RD7QR)
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I'm going to go with outlier because I have enough other stuff to worry about without adding in the apocalypse or doom.

I could be wrong though.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 09:47 AM (kNasr)

90 That's not just Russian, BTW - across the northern tier of Urrrup...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:40 AM (7LY+6)

If I lived in a land of eternal winter, I suppose I'd frown a lot too. The six months of winter where I am are enough to make anyone jump in the Lake.

Posted by: Kris at January 11, 2018 09:47 AM (nwqNw)

91 Interesting choice of Makovky's paintings. It is much simpler and uncomplicated compared to many of his other works. (Check out some of them on Wiki. The level of detail is worthy of Rembrandt.) The contrast between the bright background and the girl's dark hair makes her image almost pop from the canvas. The flesh tones are realistic, not rose-hued romantic. This, in turn, stands out against the almost pure white of her blouse. The slashes of color prvides a focus for the viewer as well as the direction of the girl's gaze.

The painting speaks of contrasts in execution and the beauty of the girl versus her sad expression. (Is this a Russian thing?)

I find the painting effective and very interesting.

Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 09:47 AM (V+03K)

92 "I'm fine". I had someone tell me that means:I'mF***ed upInsecureNeuroticEmotional


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 11, 2018 09:43 AM (jxbfJ)


---

There was a fun comment at the Ginuwine/crossdresser link earlier:

SDMI
(sodomy)
Sexually Deviant, Mentally Ill

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 09:47 AM (ks6bw)

93 72 ugh....i'm beginning to like meghan mccain......she's pretty badass

Yep. Getting more conservative as she gets older.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 11, 2018 09:48 AM (s/EUv)

94 >>>Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (9q7Dl)


Oh, she'll get the black vote. Mama Sugar has its appeal. But that won't be enough this time.

I think a lot of white women gushed over her and were addicted to the show, not because they saw anything personally admirable in her, but because Oprah provided them with the illusion that we were moving into a post racial society, that they didn't have to feel guilty about slavery any more, that this black woman really liked them (put on Sally Field voice).

But the Obama years shat all over that premise. I don't think former white female Oprah fans would be a reliable voting block for her in 2020, and without that I don't think her chances are good at all.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 11, 2018 09:48 AM (/qEW2)

95 Has it ever been established what would happen if willow got first on a thread?"

Wow. You like to contemplate TEOTWAWKI...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:48 AM (7LY+6)

96

I'd hit it....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 11, 2018 09:49 AM (mPeei)

97 >> Talk about an "I will cut out your kidney and leave
>> you in a tub of ice" look.

Who, Oktyabrina? Nah, that's just the sultry sexy Russian librarian look.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 09:49 AM (8O3HH)

98 She is said because she lives under the iron boot of communism.

Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2018 09:49 AM (gbWkA)

99 I find the painting effective and very interesting.
Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 09:47 AM (V+03K)
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I'm happy to see you! I haven't seen you for a while and have been hoping everything is okay.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 09:49 AM (kNasr)

100 The six months of winter where I am are enough to make anyone jump in the Lake."

Tough to do when it's 4 feet of ice...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:49 AM (7LY+6)

101 "70 There's a Russian saying that loosly translates to "smiling with no reason is a "sign" of stupidity".
I'm Russian? Who knew?"

It takes 43 muscles to frown, and only 17 muscles to smile... but it doesn't take any at all to just sit there with a stupid look on your face.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2018 09:49 AM (V2Yro)

102


Oh, she'll get the black vote. Mama Sugar has its appeal.

--

I'd honestly be surprised if she got even half of the black men's vote.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 09:51 AM (ks6bw)

103 If the GOP were smart (I know, I know), they would start now undermining her public persona with leaks of actual occurrences, unlike all those phony Trump leaks.

As always, we will see.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (9q7Dl)


Interesting analysis. I notice that there are quite a few defenders of Oprah, here, of the female persuasion. The same women who detested Hillary. From some stat I saw, Hillary lost because she couldn't garner 50% of the female vote in key states.

Personally, I think Oprah is smart enough to know when she's reached the pinnacle of her abilities and this is all scripted. It's way too soon for the real candidates to step up to the plate.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 11, 2018 09:51 AM (2FqvZ)

104 I am sad because vodka gone and now I must go to tractor factory for 2nd shift sober.

Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2018 09:51 AM (gbWkA)

105 100 The six months of winter where I am are enough to make anyone jump in the Lake."

Tough to do when it's 4 feet of ice...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:49 AM (7LY+6)

I can't even die how I want. I'm so oppressed. It's all Trump's fault. Impeach!

Posted by: Kris at January 11, 2018 09:51 AM (nwqNw)

106 I "virtually" out-willow'd willow on that last thread. If there were an award for "Last!"...

So if you want to read the incisive account of how Big DNA is a house of cards about to collapse into a throne of shit, it's right back there. Or, not.

I've no doubt that Ace just came in from a typical NYC overnight clubbing, and stopped to drop off his top hat, monocle, silk scarf and hobo club.

Now he'll break fast at some Damon Runyan diner, a Chock Ful O' Nuts perhaps or the Automat, to pick up the day's insider link tips...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 09:52 AM (H5rtT)

107 Just watched the latest Project Veritas video/expose on Twitter and shadow-banning, etc.

My first question: Does Twitter hire ANY Americans at all?

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (HiDrR)

108 71 I wonder what's she's thinking about.



A lost love?



A departed family member?



Why the rum's gone?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 11, 2018 09:29 AM (mf5HN)

she is reading Russian Lit, and in her current book she has reached page 872 of 1,375 and discovered that the last character she cared about has just died of consumption.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2018 09:42 AM (2K6fY)

Ah, I see you slogged through The Bothers Karamazov too.

Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (RD7QR)

109 101
"70 There's a Russian saying that loosly translates to "smiling with no reason is a "sign" of stupidity".

I'm Russian? Who knew?"



It takes 43 muscles to frown, and only 17 muscles to smile... but
it doesn't take any at all to just sit there with a stupid look on your
face.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2018 09:49 AM (V2Yro)

But only four muscles to extend the middle finger.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (jxbfJ)

110 My first question: Does Twitter hire ANY Americans at all?

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (HiDrR)

No, because that would be racist

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (493sH)

111 Ha! You guys got suckered, that's a young Russian hockey player. Look at the size of the kids shoulders and his hands could probably palm a basketball. CBD just shortened the title from "Russian beauty of a Hockey Player".

Posted by: JROD High Testosterone Conservative at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (fkYmC)

112 I thought today was Wednesday. It's Thursday. You know how fucked up my day would've been if the garbage truck didn't show up earlier? 'Wrong meds on wrong day' fucked up.

Posted by: Corona at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (88+VL)

113 107 Just watched the latest Project Veritas video/expose on Twitter and shadow-banning, etc.

My first question: Does Twitter hire ANY Americans at all?
Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (HiDrR)

Depends. Do you count "undocumented americans"?

Posted by: joe, livnig dangerously at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (KUaJL)

114 Wait, Chock Full O'Nuts is an actual restaurant? I have bought the coffee, but had no idea.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (ks6bw)

115 The Bothers Karamazov"

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:54 AM (7LY+6)

116 In Russia, bed pee on you!

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at January 11, 2018 09:54 AM (jAZR9)

117 I would collude with her.

Posted by: blaster at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (0LaWm)

118 I notice that there are quite a few defenders of Oprah, here, of the female persuasion.
=======================


If you are referring to me, let me correct the record. I am no defender of Oprah. In fact, I believe her to be evil and a threat to America. But glossing over her as just a "Mama Sugar" and ignoring her other attributes which might make her an appealing candidate is being unrealistic.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

119 114
Wait, Chock Full O'Nuts is an actual restaurant? I have bought the coffee, but had no idea.


Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (ks6bw)

Here I thought CHock Full O'Nuts was a reference to some celebrity -a la Paris Hilton, etc.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (jxbfJ)

120 I wonder what's she's thinking about.
A lost love?
A departed family member?
Why the rum's gone?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. With propeller beanie. Hopping all around. at January 11, 2018 09:29 AM
~~~~~

Occam's Razor: She's simply constipated.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (HiDrR)

121 COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC:

We have a Hobby Lobby store opening nearby at the end of the month. Haven't had a real hobby store around for ages. I'm thinking sailing ship models, art supplies, maybe good wool yarn. I know I can order stuff online but it would be nice to see the items first.

Anyone familiar with the place? The closest thing we have locally is a Michaels and I feel my testosterone drop every time I go there. Also, unless you get a sale price, Michaels is pretty steep.

Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (V+03K)

122 Who, Oktyabrina? Nah, that's just the sultry sexy Russian librarian look.

If you say so. To me, this is "I will use your bones for windchimes:"

https://tinyurl.com/yd8u8j5k

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 11, 2018 09:56 AM (kqsXK)

123 Lonely, oh so lonely, that I can cry........

So much for an uplifting pic.

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 11, 2018 09:56 AM (suO/a)

124 119 114
Wait, Chock Full O'Nuts is an actual restaurant? I have bought the coffee, but had no idea.


Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 09:53 AM (ks6bw)

Here I thought CHock Full O'Nuts was a reference to some celebrity -a la Paris Hilton, etc.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (jxbfJ)



I thought it was the DNC.

Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2018 09:56 AM (7HtZB)

125 >>Interesting analysis. I notice that there are quite a few defenders of Oprah, here, of the female persuasion.

I don't defend Oprah, I just don't dismiss her out of hand because there are a lot of LIVs who want to have a prezzy guru (see: Obama, elected twice) and she has filled the lifestyle guru needs for many people, for years.
She won't run, she wouldn't win, but it would be amazing to watch the MSM promote her, Obama-style, and how quickly the #MeToo crowd would be on board.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2018 09:56 AM (W+vEI)

126 I'd honestly be surprised if she got even half of the black men's vote.


Posted by: Moron Robbie

The live half is the hard one to get.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 09:56 AM (H5rtT)

127 @114

You've never seen old timey pics of the Chock Full 'O' Nuts restaurant in Mannahatta before? Dunno if it's still there but it used to be.

Posted by: Corona at January 11, 2018 09:56 AM (88+VL)

128 Wait, Chock Full O'Nuts is an actual restaurant? "

The "nut sandwich" (no, it's not what you pervs think) was a thing. Added coffee to the menu back in the (maybe) 30s?

'better than a Rockefeller can buy...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:57 AM (7LY+6)

129 Lizzy, I agree with you about The Circle

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at January 11, 2018 09:57 AM (hMwEB)

130 Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (V+03K)

The one we have around here is pretty good. Still think a bit on the pricy end, but again I don't do home decor. Lots of hobby stuff like models, knitting, painting, crochet....etc.

Posted by: auscolpyr at January 11, 2018 09:57 AM (suO/a)

131 121 COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC:

We have a Hobby Lobby store opening nearby at the end of the month. Haven't had a real hobby store around for ages. I'm thinking sailing ship models, art supplies, maybe good wool yarn. I know I can order stuff online but it would be nice to see the items first.

Anyone familiar with the place? The closest thing we have locally is a Michaels and I feel my testosterone drop every time I go there. Also, unless you get a sale price, Michaels is pretty steep.
Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (V+03K)

I think they're mostly crafts, rather than hobbies like model building. But there are none near me, I'm just guessing based on their website.

Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2018 09:58 AM (7HtZB)

132 "Chock Full O'Nuts" was my sorority nickname!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 11, 2018 09:58 AM (kqsXK)

133 I will say this about Ophra, she can at least walk under her own power. Them must be some strong legs.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2018 09:58 AM (YV+SU)

134 Anyone familiar with the place? The closest thing we
have locally is a Michaels and I feel my testosterone drop every time I
go there. Also, unless you get a sale price, Michaels is pretty steep.

Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (V+03K)
========================

Hobby Lobby is WONDERFUL! Ten times better than Michaels!

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 09:58 AM (lwiT4)

135 Those eyebrows turn me on a lot more than I think they should.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at January 11, 2018 09:58 AM (jjaLl)

136 She has cute cheeks. I just want to ask her aw, what's the matter? {{{hug}}} Maybe Makovsky just asked her to model that way because he thought it would capture an aspect of her beauty that could only be expressed through melancholy. Plus it would intrigue the viewer.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 11, 2018 09:58 AM (/qEW2)

137 Anyone familiar with the place? The closest thing we have locally is a Michaels and I feel my testosterone drop every time I go there.



The smells drive me away from those places. Like a candle store or perfume section in the mall.

Go to a hardware store.

Posted by: Roy at January 11, 2018 09:58 AM (7n4KQ)

138 We have a Hobby Lobby store opening nearby at the end of the month."

Michaels. Times 10,000.

Yep, it's where all that, er, "stuff" comes from...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:58 AM (7LY+6)

139
Walmart is giving bonuses and raising its starting hourly wage for employees due to the tax plan. Oh will the death and destruction never end?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2018 09:59 AM (493sH)

140 Check the neck!!!

Check. The. Neck.


Posted by: dananjcon at January 11, 2018 09:59 AM (xqfqx)

141 I think they're mostly crafts, rather than hobbies
like model building. But there are none near me, I'm just guessing based
on their website.

Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2018 09:58 AM (7HtZB)
=====================

Ours has models.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 09:59 AM (lwiT4)

142 Nothing good comes from being happy

Posted by: Debbie Downer at January 11, 2018 09:59 AM (gs8be)

143 Now he'll break fast at some Damon Runyan diner, a Chock Ful O' Nuts perhaps or the Automat, to pick up the day's insider link tips...
Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 09:52 AM
~~~~~

I knew a guy who was a "nickel thrower" at the Automat. He's long dead. RIP Bill Murphy.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 09:59 AM (HiDrR)

144 >>Anyone familiar with the place? The closest thing we have locally is a Michaels and I feel my testosterone drop every time I go there. Also, unless you get a sale price, Michaels is pretty steep. Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (V+03K)

If you gaze long into a scrapbooking aisle, the scrapbooking aisle also gazes into you.

Posted by: Zod at January 11, 2018 09:59 AM (Bdeb0)

145 I'll collude with that beauty whenever she calls.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 11, 2018 09:59 AM (t/7gr)

146 Those eyebrows"

She has more than one?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:00 AM (7LY+6)

147 Wait, Chock Full O'Nuts is an actual restaurant? I have bought the coffee, but had no idea.

Sadly, the Chock Full O'Dicks bathhouse chain never really caught on.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 11, 2018 10:00 AM (c8EhQ)

148 The smells drive me away from those places. Like a candle store or perfume section in the mall.

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


I've not noticed a lot of fragrance. The candles that they carry are mostly sealed.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:00 AM (lwiT4)

149 lovely painting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, critic de Cinema Verite at January 11, 2018 10:01 AM (ylUqT)

150 Is she one of the night witches? Oberst Katastrophe, Wehrmacht, Eastern Front

Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2018 10:01 AM (gbWkA)

151 >> If you say so. To me, this is "I will use your bones for windchimes:"

https://tinyurl.com/yd8u8j5k

Another standard sultry model look. Try this:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8r4trsc

Why, she could wet my bed any day.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 10:01 AM (8O3HH)

152 Trump makes some kind of magical convincing deal about immigration that keeps his base somewhat placated, and doesn't overtly piss off voting Hispanics.

The black male vote skews heavily towards the baller Trump, putting money in everyone's pockets and curb-stomping black unemployment...

Put those two hypotheticals together and I think you just might have yourselves a ball-game. Assuming they both outweigh the "stupid white chick" vote factor.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:01 AM (T28di)

153
I'm playing around with a new (cheap) color ink jet printer (ink cartridges cost as much as the printer) which I bought at an office supply store because I was looking for a cheap home office type of color printer, (two miles down the road the very same printer was $15 cheaper at Walmart, after I already bought it at the office supply store.

And I save these art threads because I think good art should be saved, and I have two HUGE hard drives, so the image went into PhotoShop and resized to fit 8x11 photo paper, and it looks great - like art work printed on paper.


I can now hang reproductions of authentic, for real, art work on my walls and people will think I am smart.

Now I have to print out some photographs for comparison.

All thanks to the Moron Horde. You people are great.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 11, 2018 10:01 AM (GroCc)

154 99 ... Hi bluebell,
I've been busy passing kidney stones. Nothing dangerous but it messed up the whole system and left my brains feeling mushier than usual. Concentration was difficult. The stones are gone and I'm starting to feel some brain cells stirring.

Thanks for asking. I've missed commenting on the art and other threads.

Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 10:01 AM (V+03K)

155 The one we have around here is pretty good. Still think a bit on the pricy end
================


The trick is to go on alternate weeks. They rotate their sales so pretty much if it's not on sale this week, it will be next week. Usually 50% off.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:02 AM (lwiT4)

156 Anyone familiar with the place? The closest thing we
have locally is a Michaels and I feel my testosterone drop every time I
go there. Also, unless you get a sale price, Michaels is pretty steep.

Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (V+03K)


---

They're great. I go there over Michaels for any art/craft stuff now. Plus you can go to their website on your phone right before you check out and pull up the 40% off any one item coupon to show from your phone.

Lots of kid-specific stuff, too. From arts and crafts to model rockets and seasonal stuff. Their Christmas ornament selection is pretty incredible. Hunting related ornaments, RV stuff, and everything in between.

Closed on Sundays to allow their employees to go to church and/or spend time with family, too, which I imagine would be a pretty good shopping day otherwise. I admire that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 10:03 AM (ks6bw)

157 I've not noticed a lot of fragrance. The candles that they carry are mostly sealed.

Maybe they're better then. The potpourri section is usually the culprit at those craft places.

Posted by: Roy at January 11, 2018 10:03 AM (7n4KQ)

158 Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 11, 2018 10:01 AM (GroCc)

When your toner runs low, get replacements on Amazon and refill yourself. You can usually do that a couple of times.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 11, 2018 10:04 AM (2FqvZ)

159 And I imagine the Chic-Fil-A effect has something to do with it, too. Want to attack me and people like me? I'll help make them stronger.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 10:04 AM (ks6bw)

160 >>>>I think they're mostly crafts, rather than hobbies

like model building. But there are none near me, I'm just guessing based

on their website.



Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2018 09:58 AM (7HtZB)
=====================

Ours has models.
.
.
.they have some plastic model kits, paints, glue and brushes, not a huge selection but it's ok for the casual modeler.

they are more artsy craftsy

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 11, 2018 10:05 AM (+Dllb)

161 When your toner runs low, get replacements on Amazon and refill yourself. You can usually do that a couple of times.


I always worry about a Woody Allen sneeze when doing that.

Posted by: Roy at January 11, 2018 10:05 AM (7n4KQ)

162 ALERT...ALERT...ALERT

Ace is still up! (He's with that Twitter whore again.)

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 10:05 AM (HiDrR)

163 141 I think they're mostly crafts, rather than hobbies
like model building. But there are none near me, I'm just guessing based
on their website.

Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2018 09:58 AM (7HtZB)
=====================

Ours has models.
Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 09:59 AM (lwiT4)

Dang, I wish there was one near me.

Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2018 10:05 AM (7HtZB)

164 Closed on Sundays to allow their employees to go to
church and/or spend time with family, too, which I imagine would be a
pretty good shopping day otherwise. I admire that.


Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 10:03 AM (ks6bw)
=======================

I like the fact that they play instrumental Christian music softly over the sound system. I've been known to sing and dance a little bit back in art supplies.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:05 AM (lwiT4)

165 Michael's? Dude. Get to the nearest Jiffy Lube and ask them if you can turn a wrench or something. Better yet, go clean some guns- stat.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 10:05 AM (r9UYA)

166 We Make A Grown Man Cry !!!

Posted by: The Rolling Kidney Stones at January 11, 2018 10:06 AM (w45mR)

167 Chock Ful'O'Nuts was a nut shop, then diner chain run by a Mr William Black, who was kind of a capitalist hero. He got real persnickety about his coffee, and would go to the open-air market to choose his own beans on a daily basis. Ended up with a premium-quality blend at bargain-basement prices, which he served in his diners. He was desperately ill once, and while he was in the hospital the corporate raiders moved in. He fought back and fought them off. Not ancient history: it was documented in the Journal.

He hired Jackie Robinson as a promotions man, and from that there evolved a pretty urban folk tale about Pullman-car chefs being part of the brand. There was a lot of prejudice in its favor by back-in-the-day black Americans.

After Mr Black's death the brand passed to an Italian company, which flat out surveyed the customers, do you want traditional Chock'Ful quality or do you want low price? And, they claimed, low price won out. So, without even trying to cover it up or lie out of it, they cheapened their blend.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 10:06 AM (H5rtT)

168 115 The Bothers Karamazov"

Snort.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 09:54 AM (7LY+6)

[Facepalm] Yeah, that was pretty Freudian. Let's just say that I was happy to be done with it.

Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at January 11, 2018 10:06 AM (RD7QR)

169 Hobby Lobby has a limited selection of actual kits. Usually a half aisle that has something of everything . Their model building supplies are extensive.

From airbrushes down to sanding sticks. They got it.

Paint selection could be a bit better but it still good.

Posted by: Exile at January 11, 2018 10:06 AM (Fikbq)

170 We have a Hobby Lobby store opening nearby at the end of the month. Haven't had a real hobby store around for ages. I'm thinking sailing ship models, art supplies, maybe good wool yarn. I know I can order stuff online but it would be nice to see the items first.

Anyone familiar with the place? The closest thing we have locally is a Michaels and I feel my testosterone drop every time I go there. Also, unless you get a sale price, Michaels is pretty steep.

Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (V+03K)

We have one that opened about 18 months ago but I'm not crafty (have trouble drawing stick people).

I've never noticed any fragrant smell when I have gone in.

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 10:06 AM (Enq6K)

171 Assuming they both outweigh the "stupid white chick" vote factor.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:01 AM (T28di)



Well like they like totally saw on twitter something about Trump wanting to kill everyone so they like can't vote for him or something.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2018 10:07 AM (493sH)

172 plastic model kits, paints, glue"

Ahhh, model glue.


Wait, what?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:07 AM (7LY+6)

173 When your toner runs low, throw out the entire printer and have your butler fetch a new one.

Oprah the Malevolent

Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2018 10:07 AM (gbWkA)

174 All I asked him was, "is it in yet"?

Posted by: Sad Girl in Painting at January 11, 2018 10:07 AM (ADUne)

175 165 Michael's? Dude. Get to the nearest Jiffy Lube and ask them if you can turn a wrench or something. Better yet, go clean some guns- stat.
Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 10:05 AM (r9UYA)

If you douse yourself in Hoppe's #9 before going into Michael's, it will prevent low-T for at least a half hour.

Posted by: Roy at January 11, 2018 10:07 AM (7n4KQ)

176 Ouch, JTB, sounds like things were rough for a time. Glad that part is over with and I hope you keep healing. Good to see you back anyway, and please tell Mrs. JTB I say hello.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 10:07 AM (kNasr)

177 122 Who, Oktyabrina? Nah, that's just the sultry sexy Russian librarian look.

If you say so. To me, this is "I will use your bones for windchimes:"

https://tinyurl.com/yd8u8j5k
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 11, 2018 09:56 AM (kqsXK)

I don't think that look is malevolent so much as exotic. If by "exotic" you mean "will break your heart and laugh at you while doing it."

Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at January 11, 2018 10:08 AM (RD7QR)

178 Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 11, 2018 10:01 AM (GroCc)

When your toner runs low, get replacements on Amazon and refill yourself. You can usually do that a couple of times.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 11, 2018 10:04 AM

For a small extra charge, I joined the office supply store's 'Rewards' program, and they take used ink jet cartridges back for credit and handle all the messy details.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 11, 2018 10:08 AM (GroCc)

179 A 1, definitely.

Posted by: rickl at January 11, 2018 10:08 AM (xjiRE)

180 have trouble drawing stick people"

So I'm not the only one...

I chuckle over the anecdote of the painter impressing the Pope (or whoever) by drawing a "perfect circle" freehand - I can draw countless, as I have a compass...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:09 AM (7LY+6)

181 152 Trump makes some kind of magical convincing deal about immigration that keeps his base somewhat placated, and doesn't overtly piss off voting Hispanics.

The black male vote skews heavily towards the baller Trump, putting money in everyone's pockets and curb-stomping black unemployment...

Put those two hypotheticals together and I think you just might have yourselves a ball-game. Assuming they both outweigh the "stupid white chick" vote factor.
---------------
Let me adjust your aim:

1. Trump gets a wall or Dems have to tell Dreamers they really don't love them.

2. Black women will always vote Dem. It is possible to cut into black males with Trump, but only at the 8-10% level. Unless you distribute some walking around money on election day blacks will not change their voting habits.

3. Mexican Americans will likely vote at greater levels for Trump both for employment growth and border security. They know the Open Borders Garbage Truck stops in their neighborhood, schools and workplaces first.

4. Hispanics are officially 'white people' and as such they dream of achieving the American Dream.

5. There is the DACA deal for 800K, then there is the 11-20M+ illegal deal. If Dems refuse the Wall for Dreamers then they will have little to run on. If they accept it, they will hold their own and maybe gain a dozen House seats. There is no way they can take the Senate.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2018 10:09 AM (YV+SU)

182
Good God, how many times can CNBC run that farking Olympics commercial? Sometimes they run it back to back.

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

183 Posted by: rickl at January 11, 2018 10:08 AM (xjiRE)


Rick, how you feeling?

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 10:10 AM (Enq6K)

184 If you douse yourself in Hoppe's #9 before going into Michael's, it will prevent low-T for at least a half hour.
Posted by: Roy at January 11, 2018 10:07 AM (7n4KQ)


Good Call.

Still ... pick a fight and do a nite in county lockup after leaving the store ... just to be sure.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 11, 2018 10:10 AM (w45mR)

185 Wow, I fell like I must live in a Big Town. We have both a Hobby Lobby and a Michael's. Wife drags me to both, although I prefer Hobby Lobby. Michael's seems real heavy on the big rows of giant dried flowers, Hobby Lobby seems more well rounded. Although they have gone way into the knick knacky sit on your bookshelf kind of stuff.

Maybe that happened here because they had so much space - Hobby Lobby took over one of the old K-Marts that folded, so it's about the size of a football field under one roof.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2018 10:10 AM (V2Yro)

186 I chuckle over the anecdote of the painter impressing the Pope (or whoever) by drawing a "perfect circle" freehand - I can draw countless, as I have a compass...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:09 AM (7LY+6)

Giotto, I think.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:11 AM (T28di)

187 For a small extra charge, I joined the office supply store's 'Rewards' program, and they take used ink jet cartridges back for credit and handle all the messy details.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 11, 2018 10:08 AM (GroCc)


Probably a good idea. But I used to buy ink by the 55 gallon drum so it only scares me a little. Plus I'm cheap.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 11, 2018 10:11 AM (2FqvZ)

188 Wife drags me to both, although I prefer Hobby Lobby."

Mrs mouse has given up on that.

Whew.

And yeah, we've got both as well...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:11 AM (7LY+6)

189 If by "exotic" you mean "will break your heart and laugh at you while doing it."

Story of my life.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 11, 2018 10:11 AM (kqsXK)

190 Looks rather pensive. On the other hand, there are a lot of events in Russia to be very pensive about-aside from the terrible Russian winters.

And in a completely unrelated comic note: I think "The NY Post" must have driven Weiner completely around the bend, aside from hiss nasty proclivities being made public. Once again NT post has fun with his name" Front Cover: Huma; ''lll stick it out."
and inside "Handling Weiner in private."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2018 10:12 AM (8+Ozj)

191 I know I've send this before but...I'd rather have a hot poker shoved in my eye than take my husband to ANY store, let alone a craft store.

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 10:13 AM (Enq6K)

192 >> Once again NT post has fun with his name

The NY Post is legendary for their headline word play. Some real talent there.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 10:13 AM (8O3HH)

193 send = said

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 10:13 AM (Enq6K)

194 Nasty weather on the way so I got sent home. Ugh.. another skimpy paycheck and my business account just took a hit because I had to pay the state taxes.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:14 AM (CNHr1)

195 I think I did my daughter's entire wedding with flowers I grew myself, and Hobby Lobby. Oh yeah, there was a cake too. I didn't bake that, much to everyone's delight.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:14 AM (lwiT4)

196 Sadness about the fiscue?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 11, 2018 10:15 AM (0tfLf)

197 I've been busy passing kidney stones. Nothing dangerous but it messed up the whole system and left my brains feeling mushier than usual. Concentration was difficult. The stones are gone and I'm starting to feel some brain cells stirring.

Thanks for asking. I've missed commenting on the art and other threads.

Posted by: JTB


Yikes! Glad you're past that, I know that all too well...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 11, 2018 10:15 AM (AM1GF)

198 We need more "weird" art in the art thread.

Fancy Hat Guy, a lonely nation turns it's eyes to you.

Posted by: Hikaru at January 11, 2018 10:15 AM (CMbMd)

199 Jewells !!!!!! I got my package from you !!!! Wow - everything is so pretty! Even Rev liked them, and picked out what I should wear this Sunday.


Thank you so much for the little extra - you are such a sweetheart. So pretty.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:16 AM (lwiT4)

200 Tami, I often wonder at these couples I see shopping. Is it the man that insists on going (trust issues?) or the woman insisting (you WILL be made to suffer)? Especially the grocery store! lol.. really? It takes 2 of you to go grocery shopping? My husband has never expressed a desire to go shopping with me anywhere. Thank God.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:16 AM (CNHr1)

201 198 We need more "weird" art in the art thread.

Fancy Hat Guy, a lonely nation turns it's eyes to you.

Posted by: Hikaru at January 11, 2018 10:15 AM (CMbMd)


Oh great...you've now summoned the pasty fat naked guy on the ottoman. Thanks.

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 10:16 AM (Enq6K)

202 Tami, my husband would wonder what I was up to if I ever asked him to go to a store with me, any store, except Costco maybe.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 10:17 AM (kNasr)

203 Nasty weather on the way so I got sent home. Ugh..
another skimpy paycheck and my business account just took a hit because I
had to pay the state taxes.
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:14 AM (CNHr1)
_____


Better to be safe. I'm up in the NW corner of Iowa these days. We missed most of this storm but we will have a few inches of snow moving around in the 40mph winds by the afternoon.

Posted by: IP at January 11, 2018 10:17 AM (/fNs2)

204 We have Hobby Lobby. Used to have a Michael's, it closed a decade or more ago. I rate it "mostly harmless".

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at January 11, 2018 10:17 AM (AM1GF)

205 Oh grammie!!! Thank you so much. Glad you liked everything

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:17 AM (CNHr1)

206 I know I've send this before but...I'd rather have a hot poker shoved in my eye than take my husband to ANY store, let alone a craft store.
Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 10:13 AM
~~~~~

I'm so with you on that, Tami. And I'd like to add, I can't stand couples that do their grocery shopping together. WTH?! They take up the whole aisle while arguing over which pickles to buy.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 10:17 AM (HiDrR)

207 I know I've send this before but...I'd rather have a
hot poker shoved in my eye than take my husband to ANY store, let alone
a craft store.

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 10:13 AM (Enq6K)
==================

We have benches every few feet downtown. I go from store to store. Rev goes from bench to bench. He's getting very good at speed-napping.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:17 AM (lwiT4)

208 Especially the grocery store! lol.. really? It takes 2 of you to go grocery shopping? "

I do the grocery shopping. When she does, it's 7 bags of "treats" and cat food...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:17 AM (7LY+6)

209 186 I chuckle over the anecdote of the painter impressing the Pope (or whoever) by drawing a "perfect circle" freehand - I can draw countless, as I have a compass...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:09 AM (7LY+6)

Giotto, I think.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:11 AM (T28di)

I think that was Rembrandt. He used to show off is circle-drawing skills in his paintings. A story about Giotto is that he used to be a shepherd and drew sheep on rocks while letting the sheep graze. Cimabue walks by, is blown away by how realistic the drawings look and makes Giotto his pupil. The student will eventually eclipse his master.

Posted by: Kris at January 11, 2018 10:18 AM (nwqNw)

210 Hobby Lobby also has some great lodge/man-cave/garage stuff, too. Lots of car-specific reproduction signs and hunting/fishing stuff. Think old Remington ads and the like.

I was given a "Cowboys 10 Commandments" that went into the basement next to the gun cleaning table. Stuff like:

"No foolin' around with another feller's gal."
"Watch yer mouth."

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 10:18 AM (ks6bw)

211 Oh grammie!!! Thank you so much. Glad you liked everything

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:17 AM (CNHr1)
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I loved it all - can't wait to show off!

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:18 AM (lwiT4)

212 200 Tami, I often wonder at these couples I see shopping. Is it the man that insists on going (trust issues?) or the woman insisting (you WILL be made to suffer)? Especially the grocery store! lol.. really? It takes 2 of you to go grocery shopping? My husband has never expressed a desire to go shopping with me anywhere. Thank God.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:16 AM (CNHr1)


Right?! The ONLY times my husband went to the grocery store with me was after my hip surgeries. Other than that....gawd no, just...NO.

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 10:19 AM (Enq6K)

213
Just outside the frame: NKVD thugs kicking down the door with orders to take her to Vorkuta.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 11, 2018 10:19 AM (BWL+E)

214 I've been busy passing kidney stones. Nothing dangerous but it messed
up the whole system and left my brains feeling mushier than usual.
Concentration was difficult. The stones are gone and I'm starting to
feel some brain cells stirring.

---

Hang dai, JTB. That is a special kind of misery.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 10:20 AM (ks6bw)

215 She looks very French

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 11, 2018 10:20 AM (BtQd4)

216 Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (V+03K)

Prices are reasonable, musak is Christian instrumental, they have models but I don't know what type because none of us do models. The yarn will be mostly artificial fiber along with lots of texture and blends, but is decent quality for what it is. We go to ours at least once a month.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 11, 2018 10:20 AM (rp9xB)

217 Anyone familiar with the place? The closest thing we have locally is a Michaels and I feel my testosterone drop every time I go there. Also, unless you get a sale price, Michaels is pretty steep.

In my experience, Hobby Lobby and Michaels are interchangeable.

Posted by: GMan (My kingdom for 10 feet of rope and some torches) at January 11, 2018 10:20 AM (sxq57)

218 If you think Michael's is emasculatin', hey, we have Pat Catan's.

We lost our JoAnn Fabrics, in which you often saw men. I bought awning tarpaulin there, and UV-blocking Solar Cloth for garden tenting. Bolts of burlap. Racecar seat pads. And several patterns of camouflage buckram...

What I never saw in JoAnn? Girls. Resourceful grannies, ex-Rosie Riveters, grands dame, good honest housefraus...no girls. Made you wonder.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 10:21 AM (H5rtT)

219 she's a mail order bride, looking down at the pic of her about to be hubby in Amierca
she's sad because he's fat and ugly and old
and she figures she has to stay married to him for at least a year before she can kill him.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 11, 2018 10:21 AM (otAqJ)

220 200 Tami, I often wonder at these couples I see shopping. Is it the man that insists on going (trust issues?) or the woman insisting (you WILL be made to suffer)? Especially the grocery store! lol.. really? It takes 2 of you to go grocery shopping? My husband has never expressed a desire to go shopping with me anywhere. Thank God.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:16 AM (CNHr1)


I go to the grocery store with my wife because she "wants my company." (read: wants somebody to carry everything)

Posted by: joe, livnig dangerously at January 11, 2018 10:22 AM (KUaJL)

221 They take up the whole aisle while arguing over which pickles to buy.
Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 10:17 AM (HiDrR)
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You've just described my Costco. Somehow they manage to park the cart right in the middle of the wide aisle so no one can get by on either side.

For bonus points sometimes they bring the whole fam damily. I get very tempted to go Leroy Jenkins on them but so far I've resisted. I don't know how much longer I can hold out, though.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 10:22 AM (kNasr)

222 great lodge/man-cave/garage stuff, too"

Never got that "gotta put stuff around" thing.

True tale - onceduponatime, had an office job - walked back in one day to find a temp had "moved over" to my desk after a few days in the field - they were surprised, as they thought no one was using it 'cause there was a phone, some pens, and notepads and nothing else

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:23 AM (7LY+6)

223 We have benches every few feet downtown. I go from store to store. Rev goes from bench to bench. He's getting very good at speed-napping.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:17 AM (lwiT4)


LOL! My husband would be speed texting me, "You done yet?" "How much longer do you think you'll be?"

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 10:23 AM (Enq6K)

224 I drag my husband to the grocery store. First, because he loves to go. Second, If I didn't go with, he'd buy crap. Third, he lifts everything in. 4th - he lifts everything out. 5th- He pays. 6th, there's a Culvers right near there.


I wouldn't trust him with a grocery list to save my life, and I'm not doing all that work by myself. That's why I got married, so I never have to carry one more thing.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:23 AM (lwiT4)

225 I think that was Rembrandt. He used to show off is
circle-drawing skills in his paintings.
Posted by: Kris at January 11, 2018 10:18 AM (nwqNw)


It was Isambard Kingdom Brunel, at least that is who I know did that.

Britain's age of steamships, railroads, bridges and vacuum powered commuter railroads.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2018 10:23 AM (2K6fY)

226 >>218 If you think Michael's is emasculatin', hey, we have Pat Catan's.

I raise you a BB&B.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 10:23 AM (r9UYA)

227 JTB. Nice store. Very friendly and helpful staff. Closed Sunday because Christian owned. Michael's on steroids.
Never shop there without taking there 40% off coupon with you.
Just noticed they are opening a store in Cadillac MI. Very surprised based on Cadillac's size.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at January 11, 2018 10:23 AM (N3JsI)

228 their dammit

Posted by: never enough caffeine at January 11, 2018 10:24 AM (N3JsI)

229
Some of us XY types not married do pretty damn good at the ol' grocery store. Cause we have to.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 10:24 AM (8O3HH)

230 Actually, I kind of like this painting.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:24 AM (CNHr1)

231 Men are easy to figure out. If you wonder why a man is doing something, you can always ultimately trace it back to "hopefully this will get me laid."

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 10:24 AM (ks6bw)

232 In my experience, Hobby Lobby and Michaels are interchangeable.

Posted by: GMan (My kingdom for 10 feet of rope and some torches) at January 11, 2018 10:20 AM (sxq57)


Same here. I go to both about as often as I go to the Vagisil store.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:24 AM (9chmE)

233 What I never saw in JoAnn? Girls. Resourceful grannies, ex-Rosie Riveters, grands dame, good honest housefraus...no girls. Made you wonder.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 10:21 AM (H5rtT)
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I was just in our local JoAnn's yesterday. And I'm an honest-to-goodness hausfrau. I was shocked at how little fabric they now sell compared to craft stuff, in which I have no interest at all.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 10:24 AM (kNasr)

234 117 I would collude with her.

Posted by: blaster at January 11, 2018 09:55 AM (0LaWm)

A lot of my ONT Compliance Pics are Russian models.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 11, 2018 10:24 AM (eh0Va)

235 You've just described every Costco"

there, FIFY.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:25 AM (7LY+6)

236 >>>>>200 Tami, I often wonder at these couples I see shopping. Is it the man
that insists on going (trust issues?) or the woman insisting (you WILL
be made to suffer)? Especially the grocery store! lol.. really? It takes
2 of you to go grocery shopping? My husband has never expressed a
desire to go shopping with me anywhere. Thank God.



Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:16 AM (CNHr1)





I go to the grocery store with my wife because she "wants my company." (read: wants somebody to carry everything)
.
.
.I do not go clothes or shoe shopping with the wife. I do all of the grocery shopping as I do all of the cooking but the wife will sometimes come with me on the weekends when she is off.

I don't mind that except when she gets a bee in her bonnet and fills up the cart with stuff on sale to give to the food bank. And I always say we need another cart but she is stubborn and refuses so we end up with a piled up high cart with stuff dropping off.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 11, 2018 10:25 AM (+Dllb)

237 I go to the grocery store with my wife because she "wants my company." (read: wants somebody to carry everything)

Posted by: joe, livnig dangerously at January 11, 2018 10:22 AM (KUaJL)
=======================

This is what I'm saying!

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:25 AM (lwiT4)

238 I've been known to sing and dance a little bit back in art supplies.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:05 AM (lwiT4)

Me too.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 11, 2018 10:25 AM (rp9xB)

239 If you think Michael's is emasculatin', hey, we have Pat Catan's.

I raise you a BB&B.
Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 10:23 AM (r9UYA)
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Sephora.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 10:26 AM (kNasr)

240 I was just in our local JoAnn's yesterday. And I'm an honest-to-goodness hausfrau. I was shocked at how little fabric they now sell compared to craft stuff, in which I have no interest at all.
========

Mom? Is that you?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 11, 2018 10:26 AM (vg8iE)

241 vacuum powered commuter railroads."

Huh. Don't give Dyson any more ideas...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:26 AM (7LY+6)

242 >> A lot of my ONT Compliance Pics are Russian
>> models.

More Czechs, please. Nice to see you in the mornin'. I rarely make it.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 10:26 AM (8O3HH)

243 Oh God, the only time my husband went to the store for me was after we had our first kid. It was a disaster. He came home with, among other things, a 5 pound bag of oranges. Because they were on sale. We rarely eat oranges.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:27 AM (CNHr1)

244 Actually, I kind of like this painting.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:24 AM (CNHr1)


I always wonder, you have an adult male painter, a young female subject... is he banging her? I just assume he is.


And when you blow this thing up, it looks like he got a new light bristle paintbrush, and decided to fleck while paint all over the thing, after he was otherwise done with it. Very... eh, Freudian.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:27 AM (9chmE)

245
It takes 2 of you to go grocery shopping? My husband has never expressed a desire to go shopping with me anywhere. Thank God.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:16 AM (CNHr1)


Two people, each with a list and grocery shopping is a fifteen minute process. I grab the heavy stuff, six gallons of water, soda, juice while she gets her yogurts. Then I cruise the seafood case because I'm the fisherman and can spot the best stuff and know the deals. She looks over the meat and poultry.

The water is a pain in the ass for her alone at 8# per gallon. We're on a well of sometimes dubious quality, mainly a pH issue.

I wish I didn't have to go, but she'll spend two hours in the grocery store when I don't go.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 11, 2018 10:27 AM (2FqvZ)

246 I do not go clothes or shoe shopping with the wife"

Oh gawd noes. Mrs and some of the girls will head to the outlet mall from time to time...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:27 AM (7LY+6)

247 I went shopping Monday and there were 2 Coast Guard guys there buying about 4 wagon loads of snack cakes,water and soda.Might have had some actual food too....

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2018 10:27 AM (LiyEm)

248 Never got that "gotta put stuff around" thing.


---

I'm not saying lay pillows everywhere or anything, but a calendar featuring scantily clad women and a big blue and orange metal Gulf sign will help any room.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 10:28 AM (ks6bw)

249 I once complained that my wife buys too much organic and non gmo food that is 100x more expensive than regular stuff. Her response was fine you do the shopping then. That was the last time I complained.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 11, 2018 10:28 AM (jdbSx)

250 fleck while paint...


Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:27 AM (9chmE)


WHITE paint. Stupid anti-Freudian auto-corrupt.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:28 AM (9chmE)

251 but she'll spend two hours in the grocery store when I don't go."


Ah, so a relative of Mrs mouse then, I see...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:28 AM (7LY+6)

252 Shoot grammie!!! I didn't think to send along some extra business cards for you to pass out!! Well, send them my way if any of your church friends seem interested

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:28 AM (CNHr1)

253 - [ Bernard ] IF LINDA THINKS IT'S ALL RIGHT, IT MUST BE.
THERE'S STILL THE PROBLEM ABOUT THE ROOMS.
WHAT ROOMS ARE LEFT ?
THERE'S THE PINK ROOM.
WE COULD ALWAYS PUT LILIAN IN THE PINK ROOM.
WE CAN PUT SUSAN IN THE GREEN ROOM.
YES. WHERE CAN WE PUT MONICA ?
YES, WHAT CAN WE DO WITH MONICA ?
DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWER, LINDA ?
- [ Beeping ]
- [ Beeping Continues ]
IN THE BLUE ROOM ?
- [ Beeping Stops ]
LINDA, YOU'RE RIGHT.
SHE'S RIGHT.

Thank you, Alexa.
Thank you, Sirri.

Posted by: undocumented illegal Fahrenheit 451 at January 11, 2018 10:28 AM (e8kgV)

254 I go shopping at times with my GF because it is nice to spend time with her.
Not all the time, because, but it is entertaining to go to flea markets and yard sales with her to watch her dicker.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2018 10:29 AM (2K6fY)

255 225 I think that was Rembrandt. He used to show off is
circle-drawing skills in his paintings.
Posted by: Kris at January 11, 2018 10:18 AM (nwqNw)

It was Isambard Kingdom Brunel, at least that is who I know did that.

Britain's age of steamships, railroads, bridges and vacuum powered commuter railroads.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2018 10:23 AM (2K6fY)

There were several artists that could do it. Being able to draw a perfect circle without instruments was considered evidence of great artistic skill, and those that could do it like to show it off as a party trick to impress their friends. I wouldn't be surprised if Giotto could do it, actually. I've only heard that Rembrandt specifically could do it.

I once had a math teacher who challenged kids in the class to attempt it. If you did, you got extra points on that week's test.

Posted by: Kris at January 11, 2018 10:29 AM (nwqNw)

256 I wish I didn't have to go, but she'll spend two hours in the grocery store when I don't go.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 11, 2018 10:27 AM (2FqvZ)


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The fact that you do go instead of choosing the two hour break is very commendable and a sign of true love.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 10:29 AM (ks6bw)

257 Me too.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 11, 2018 10:25 AM (rp9xB)
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You know what is the sweetest thing ever, Polliwog? When I have one of the grandbabies with me at Hobby Lobby, and they stop in the middle of the aisle and say, "I know this one, grammie."

Melts my heart.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:29 AM (lwiT4)

258 big blue and orange metal Gulf sign will help any room."

Gag.

Mobil or Sinclair. Unless you're talking a John Weyer works 917...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:30 AM (7LY+6)

259 Beware, hordlings!! Winter storm "Hunter" is coming!!!!!!

Thank you, Weather Channel.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2018 10:30 AM (ptqGC)

260
I once complained that my wife buys too much organic and non gmo food
that is 100x more expensive than regular stuff. Her response was fine
you do the shopping then. That was the last time I complained.

Posted by: #neverskankles at January 11, 2018 10:28 AM (jdbSx)


One time my wife said, We should get those apples because they're organic. I pointed to the non organic ones and said, What are these plastic?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2018 10:30 AM (493sH)

261
Will not go with Her Majesty to:

Shoe stores
Stein Mart
Hobby Lobby

She needs supervision at:

Costco
Home Depot

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 11, 2018 10:30 AM (BWL+E)

262 Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:16 AM (CNHr1)

When we were in State College John and I would go grocery shopping after church. It was as close to a date as we could afford at the time. Also, we only had one car so I *couldn't* go shopping while he was at work, and didn't want to drop two babies on him as soon as he got home so as to go by myself, so together was in all ways the best set-up.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 11, 2018 10:30 AM (rp9xB)

263 Boiiiinng!

Well hello there, all my fellow Republicans! You're going to be hearing a lot from me in your social-media feeds today. But at least I warned you in advance this time!

Posted by: Gov. Eric Greitens' penis at January 11, 2018 10:31 AM (6FqZa)

264 We lost our JoAnn Fabrics, in which you often saw men. I bought awning
tarpaulin there, and UV-blocking Solar Cloth for garden tenting. Bolts
of burlap. Racecar seat pads. And several patterns of camouflage
buckram...
=====

I thought I was the only one who preferred JoAnn to any of the others. Better sales in my area and had more 'quirky' stuff. My old WalMart had a killer fabric section and I really miss it because I don't sew, but could buy 'mass quantities' of something or another and pull out a costume or upholstery patches/drapes to cover holes.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 11, 2018 10:31 AM (MIKMs)

265 I was given a "Cowboys 10 Commandments" that went into the basement next to the gun cleaning table. Stuff like:

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Don't win a divisional playoff game in the 21st Century

Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2018 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

266 Pretty sure El Greco couldn't draw a perfect circle freehand.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2018 10:32 AM (YV+SU)

267 "Cowboys 10 Commandments"


Don't squat with yer spurs on.

Posted by: IP at January 11, 2018 10:32 AM (/fNs2)

268 My husband always wants to grocery shop with me. It gets him out of the house. He's been layed up for several months with a torn bicep and damage to a previously repaired rotator cuff. Cannot golf. He also doesn't mind shuttling me along to stores. Usually doesn't go into JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby or Michael's. Will on occasion. Nevre, ever ventures into Walmart.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at January 11, 2018 10:32 AM (N3JsI)

269 265 I was given a "Cowboys 10 Commandments" that went into the basement next to the gun cleaning table. Stuff like:

-------

Don't win a divisional playoff game in the 21st Century
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How do you hold this football?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2018 10:32 AM (YV+SU)

270 Don't win a divisional playoff game in the 21st Century"

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:33 AM (7LY+6)

271 Well, send them my way if any of your church friends seem interested

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:28 AM (CNHr1)
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I will Jewells, 'cept they hardly will ever talk to me. But I'll give it a try!

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:33 AM (lwiT4)

272 Don't win a divisional playoff game in the 21st Century
Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2018 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

Bravo, sir. Bravo.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:33 AM (T28di)

273 Well hello there, all my fellow Republicans! You're going to be hearing a lot from me in your social-media feeds today. But at least I warned you in advance this time!
Posted by: Gov. Eric Greitens' penis

If true that's disappointing. He's been a guest on the artofmanliness podcast a few times.

Posted by: John Marston at January 11, 2018 10:33 AM (SkuXa)

274 Technically, I think it's "Don't win THE divisional playoff game in the 21st Century"

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 10:34 AM (ks6bw)

275 Our Joann's here is awful. I will stick with Hobby Lobby or Michael's for supplies.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:34 AM (CNHr1)

276 Is scrap booking still a thing? because if it is still a thing, I'm going to hang myself right now.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 10:34 AM (r9UYA)

277 Boiiiinng!



Well hello there, all my fellow Republicans! You're going to be
hearing a lot from me in your social-media feeds today. But at least I
warned you in advance this time!

Posted by: Gov. Eric Greitens' penis at January 11, 2018 10:31 AM (6FqZa)


Oh, fake Governor Greitens, who is actually a Democrat. You had an affair. And your wife already knows, and the two of you have already worked things out. So this is a non-story before it even became a story.


Which doesn't matter in the age of middle school drama passing itself off as news.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:34 AM (9chmE)

278 I'm sure that no Democrat Governor will have a sex scandal,yessiree...

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (LiyEm)

279 I will Jewells, 'cept they hardly will ever talk to me. But I'll give it a try!

Why not?

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (CNHr1)

280
Let's see the latest Love Gov admits to an affair, but denies charges of blackmail. The woman claims he (without her consent) took nude pics and was threatening to release them if she squealed about the affair.

So, he's, "Yep, I hit that, but I did not try to blackmail her."

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (8O3HH)

281 The main difference between Trump and Oprah is that Trump offered something the Republicans couldn't or wouldn't. Indeed, most of the party elite tried to thwart in nomination and subsequent election.

Oprah will just offer the same boiler-plate identity -politics based BS any other Democrat nominee will offer.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (7uYFy)

282 155 The one we have around here is pretty good. Still think a bit on the pricy end
================


The trick is to go on alternate weeks. They rotate their sales so pretty much if it's not on sale this week, it will be next week. Usually 50% off.

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

Are we still talking about Sad Russian women ?

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (gs8be)

283 165 ... "Better yet, go clean some guns- stat."

LOL. You aren't kidding! I'm one of those odd people who enjoy cleaning guns. The aroma of Hoppe's is bracing and enriches life. And I like knowing that my black powder guns are rust free and with immaculate bores even after over 30 years of use.

Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 10:36 AM (V+03K)

284 I'm trying to get up the energy to go out and run errands that I absolutely have to do today. Ugh.

Regarding husbands and grocery stores, I never, ever want D'oh to go with me. He questions every brand I buy, etc. Thankfully, he's too busy working.

Just no.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2018 10:36 AM (ptqGC)

285 Let's see the latest Love Gov admits to an affair,
but denies charges of blackmail. The woman claims he (without her
consent) took nude pics and was threatening to release them if she
squealed about the affair.



So, he's, "Yep, I hit that, but I did not try to blackmail her."

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (8O3HH)


Yup. As I said, middle school drama.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:37 AM (9chmE)

286 Oprah will just offer the same boiler-plate identity -politics based BS any other Democrat nominee will offer.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (7uYFy)

That is a massive distinction.

I am scared that Oprah might find some "thing" to hang her hat on, some disruptor, some differentiator, to make her ideologically different than the garden variety Donk.

(side note: I first typed "Opama" instead of "Oprah"... what the hell does that mean, I wonder?")

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:37 AM (T28di)

287 Oprah will just offer the same boiler-plate identity -politics based BS any other Democrat nominee will offer.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (7uYFy)


So basically a fat, female Barry

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2018 10:37 AM (493sH)

288 I can't go clothes or shoe shopping with my wife because I too often find real nice stuff I think she ought to have, and that brings out the tomboy in her and she starts to think up what she wants to get for her car instead.

I do the grocery shopping. She does the coupon clipping. I am by no means the only man working that big grocery store. The day after she retired, I took her to the store and introduced her around (in liquor shop: "Hun, this is the other woman in my life." to clerk, "See? I told you I wasn't drinking all that myself.") The guys I know, butcher baker et al, all asked her, Now you're not going to start doing the shopping are you?

After I put the groceries away so I KNOW WHERE they are, I annotate the printed receipt with the mark-downs and close-outs that don't show in the "specials" category, and re-compute the store's %age of savings number. If I go over 30 per cent, I get Great Hunter status for that week. Hard to do if you're not acquiring the larger cuts of beef.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 10:37 AM (H5rtT)

289 280
Let's see the latest Love Gov admits to an affair, but denies charges of blackmail. The woman claims he (without her consent) took nude pics and was threatening to release them if she squealed about the affair.

So, he's, "Yep, I hit that, but I did not try to blackmail her."
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (8O3HH)

[Shrug] Unless they elect LT governors from a different party like some states it'll be no great loss if he steps down. But I would stonewall if I were him. Honestly, this is the new lefty tactic and we're going to see a lot of it between now and November so Repubs need to evolve a defense against it quickly.

Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at January 11, 2018 10:38 AM (RD7QR)

290 Pretty sure El Greco couldn't draw a perfect circle freehand.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2018 10:32 AM (YV+SU)


but I bet he had ellipsoids down cold

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2018 10:38 AM (2K6fY)

291 Why not?

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (CNHr1)
===========================

I think it's because I'm one of those whack-a-doo evangelicals. They don't trust me to not start rolling in the aisles or something. Truthfully, they are just kind of clique-ish. It's like being back in 7th grade. What can you do?

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:38 AM (lwiT4)

292 I'm one of those odd people who enjoy cleaning
guns. The aroma of Hoppe's is bracing and enriches life. And I like
knowing that my black powder guns are rust free and with immaculate
bores even after over 30 years of use.

Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 10:36 AM (V+03K)


I gave our son a range bag for Christmas. He dearly loves cleaning guns, and the bag came with every single thing he needed. He threatened to carry it to the lib family in ATL on Christmas day and clean a gun in front of them.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2018 10:38 AM (ptqGC)

293 281 The main difference between Trump and Oprah is that Trump offered something the Republicans couldn't or wouldn't. Indeed, most of the party elite tried to thwart in nomination and subsequent election.

Oprah will just offer the same boiler-plate identity -politics based BS any other Democrat nominee will offer.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (7uYFy)


This is a very salient point. If Oprah runs, she's going to be running a campaign that isn't ideologically different than any average democrat. She does come with a "positivity rating" whatever that means, but that's potentially balanced out by never having to answer a hard question or take an unpopular stance before.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2018 10:38 AM (KUaJL)

294 , he's, "Yep, I hit that, but I did not try to blackmail her."
-----------------

If that's all it is and he and his wife worked it out, then yeah, big meh.

Posted by: John Marston at January 11, 2018 10:39 AM (SkuXa)

295 I'm one of those odd people who enjoy cleaning guns. "

*looks to the right of monitor. Sees now even cleaner Ruger*

You were saying?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:39 AM (7LY+6)

296 288 I can't go clothes or shoe shopping with my wife because I too often find real nice stuff I think she ought to have, and that brings out the tomboy in her and she starts to think up what she wants to get for her car instead.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 10:37 AM (H5rtT)

I once let my Man pick out a dress for me. Yeah. Not something I could ever wear to church. Cute though. I still have it.

Posted by: Kris at January 11, 2018 10:40 AM (nwqNw)

297 Gentle reminder for The Sessions: 90 days until McCabe can go full retirement.

Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 10:40 AM (r9UYA)

298 Oprah will just offer the same boiler-plate identity -politics based BS any other Democrat nominee will offer.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (7uYFy)


Oprah is a celebrity. Of course she's a black woman with tons of money, so she is precisely the Democrat version of Trump... from their point of view.

The only thing better than Oprah would be if she was exactly Oprah, but also a Mexican lesbian.


I swear, we are two election cycles away from Hector Camacho.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:40 AM (9chmE)

299 I once let my Man pick out a dress for me. Yeah. Not something I could ever wear to church."

Going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing "church" wasn't his top priority...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:40 AM (7LY+6)

300 263 Boiiiinng!

Well hello there, all my fellow Republicans! You're going to be hearing a lot from me in your social-media feeds today. But at least I warned you in advance this time!

Posted by: Gov. Eric Greitens' penis at January 11, 2018 10:31 AM (6FqZa)

Oh Lordy...he's my gov. Now what?!

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 10:41 AM (Enq6K)

301 we are two election cycles away from Hector Camacho. "

*sigh*

You keep teasing us.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:41 AM (7LY+6)

302
Re the Missouri Love Guv again: Apparently (if I read this crap right), it's not his paramour who is making the charges of blackmail, but her *ex-husband*.

So double drama. The ex-hubby recorded her (without her consent) talking about the affair with the now Guv. And says something about a picture.

Yep, Love Guv: say this is all "in the past", and this is a bunch of high-school crap. Don't get all wobbly.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 10:41 AM (8O3HH)

303 Oprah is a celebrity. Of course she's a black woman
with tons of money, so she is precisely the Democrat version of Trump...
from their point of view.

The only thing better than Oprah would be if she was exactly Oprah, but also a Mexican lesbian.


I swear, we are two election cycles away from Hector Camacho.


Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:40 AM (9chmE)

Well....

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2018 10:41 AM (493sH)

304 That's too bad grammie. Well, as you said what can you do? Just be your sweet self.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2018 10:42 AM (CNHr1)

305 I'm sure that no Democrat Governor will have a sex scandal,yessiree...
Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (LiyEm)


Governor Kate Brown of Oregon was lauded as a bisexual when she helped oust Governor Kitzhaber in mid-term, but seemed to not want to run on that achievement when she ran for election.

But there is no scandal in that.

(Personally, I figured that we would be better off with a governor who was monogamous. Apparently we haven't had one for a long time.)

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2018 10:42 AM (2K6fY)

306 Truthfully, they are just kind of clique-ish. It's like being back in 7th grade. What can you do?
Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:38 AM (lwiT4)
-----------

You just keep smiling and being your sweet self, grammie. The good ones will come around eventually. As for the bad ones, well, who cares?

I wonder if some are a bit fearful to approach the pastor's wife. I can't really liken it to anything in my church, of course, but I think that could be part of it. I hope the good ones come around soon.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 10:42 AM (kNasr)

307 Greiten's side piece is claiming he handcuffed her, among other things, and threatened to blackmail her. She says she was afraid of him.

Oprah's Best Friend Gayle(TM) was all over the story this morning.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2018 10:42 AM (ptqGC)

308 Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho > Oprah

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 11, 2018 10:43 AM (NWiLs)

309 Oprah's Best Friend Gayle(TM) was all over the story this morning.
==============

That's not all that she was all over....

Posted by: Orca at January 11, 2018 10:43 AM (vg8iE)

310 That Oprah is even considered to be a Presidential contender makes me lose all hope I have that the country can turn the corner. It is just a matter of slowing down the imminent destruction as best we can.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 11, 2018 10:43 AM (qK2iX)

311 >> Greiten's side piece is claiming he handcuffed her, among other things, and threatened to blackmail her. She says she was afraid of him.

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

Is she saying it, or is it the ex-husband of hers (who recorded her...)

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 10:44 AM (8O3HH)

312
I wouldn't trust him with a grocery list to save
my life, and I'm not doing all that work by myself. That's why I got
married, so I never have to carry one more thing.


Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:23 AM (lwiT4)
*****
In femina veritas!

God bless you Grammie. God. Bless. You.

Posted by: Publius Redux at January 11, 2018 10:44 AM (Fb9aZ)

313 Huh. I guess THE point about not making THE conference championship killed THE joke. Sorry.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at January 11, 2018 10:44 AM (ks6bw)

314 Well, Imonna drag myself out to get supplies for yet another funeral reception I'm hosting Saturday.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2018 10:44 AM (ptqGC)

315 Beauty may be overselling the painting a bit.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 11, 2018 10:44 AM (F5+ro)

316 You just keep smiling and being your sweet self, grammie. The good ones will come around eventually. As for the bad ones, well, who cares?

I wonder if some are a bit fearful to approach the pastor's wife. I can't really liken it to anything in my church, of course, but I think that could be part of it. I hope the good ones come around soon.
Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 10:42 AM (kNasr)

Start building a gallows. When asked, tell them it's for witches. Smile knowingly then return to building.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 11, 2018 10:44 AM (NWiLs)

317 (side note: I first typed "Opama" instead of "Oprah"... what the hell does that mean, I wonder?")
=====

Isn't there some 'classic' pron about The Story of O?

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 11, 2018 10:44 AM (MIKMs)

318 310 That Oprah is even considered to be a Presidential contender makes me lose all hope I have that the country can turn the corner. It is just a matter of slowing down the imminent destruction as best we can.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 11, 2018 10:43 AM (qK2iX)

I actually kinda like it.

It means we as a nation have officially given up on the "ruling class" and are flirting with other options. "Celebrity" is the next most obvious choice.

I welcome the trend.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:44 AM (T28di)

319 310 & 318.
Second look at warlordism?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 10:45 AM (fA1SL)

320 It means we as a nation have officially given up on the "ruling class" and are flirting with other options. "Celebrity" is the next most obvious choice.

I welcome the trend.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:44 AM (T28di)

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

Me too!

Posted by: Miley Cyrus for Prez 2024 at January 11, 2018 10:46 AM (vg8iE)

321 the blackmail charge doesn't pass the smell test. he's governor and she's not, so he's got more to lose from the release of ugly pics of bumpin' uglies than she does.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2018 10:46 AM (6FqZa)

322 319 310 & 318.
Second look at warlordism?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 10:45 AM (fA1SL)

*polishes colander*

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 11, 2018 10:46 AM (NWiLs)

323 242 >> A lot of my ONT Compliance Pics are Russian
>> models.

More Czechs, please.


There's a joke here about personal checks / Czech persons, but I haven't had enough caffeine yet this morning to put it together.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 11, 2018 10:46 AM (v3pYe)

324 MO gov is toast, just doesn't know it yet. These days even the remotest whiff of mistreating a woman, no matter how lame it is, isn't tolerated. May as well swear in the lt gov.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at January 11, 2018 10:46 AM (N3JsI)

325 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 10:35 AM (8O3HH)



[Shrug] Unless they elect LT governors from a different party like
some states it'll be no great loss if he steps down. But I would
stonewall if I were him. Honestly, this is the new lefty tactic and
we're going to see a lot of it between now and November so Repubs need
to evolve a defense against it quickly.

Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at January 11, 2018 10:38 AM (RD7QR)


No, Missouri elects the Lt. Gov on his own. I couldn't remember who it was, because frankly the office has absolutely nothing to do with state government, but it's a guy named Mike Parson. Former state Senator.


Typical Missouri Republican, I presume. In which case, he'd probably be better than Greitens. Still, this whole thing looks like a big fat nothing.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:46 AM (9chmE)

326 Comrade Makovsky, I would like to subscribe to, how you say, mail order bride catalog.

Posted by: RI Red - Expert on everything expert at January 11, 2018 10:46 AM (3InKI)

327 121 COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC:

We have a Hobby Lobby store opening nearby at the end of the month. Haven't had a real hobby store around for ages. I'm thinking sailing ship models, art supplies, maybe good wool yarn. I know I can order stuff online but it would be nice to see the items first.

Anyone familiar with the place? The closest thing we have locally is a Michaels and I feel my testosterone drop every time I go there. Also, unless you get a sale price, Michaels is pretty steep.

You can walk into a Hobby Lobby, and you'd think were in Michael's except for the different branding. They have some decent art supplies, some yarn, but don't hold your breath for ship models.

Posted by: Chupa Me at January 11, 2018 10:47 AM (irEaO)

328 Sephora.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 10:26 AM (kNasr)


My son-in-law shops there.

*sobs*

Posted by: Kermit at January 11, 2018 10:47 AM (/A+Cl)

329 The Justice Dept needs to start going after Big Tech.

This is getting to the point where it would be like AT&T censoring phone calls between individuals.

I'm sure there's Big Business TruCons that think we should let these big companies that now completely control our communication do whatever the hell they want because "capitalism" but we really are looking at 1984 if we let this continue.

Posted by: Maritime at January 11, 2018 10:47 AM (lKmt3)

330 Start building a gallows. When asked, tell them it's for witches. Smile knowingly then return to building.

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 11, 2018 10:44 AM (NWiLs)
=================

That's a pretty good idea. I could bring snakes as well.

Posted by: grammie winger - for such a time as this at January 11, 2018 10:48 AM (lwiT4)

331 >>319 310 & 318. Second look at warlordism?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 10:45 AM (fA1SL)

Crush. Drive. Lamentations.

Posted by: Zod at January 11, 2018 10:48 AM (Bdeb0)

332 >> There's a joke here about personal checks / Czech persons, but I haven't had enough caffeine yet this morning to put it together.

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

Bunches of 'em: Waiter, Czech please!

I like to Czech boxes.

They are fine looking (now living with one, well, I hear mixed reviews about that).

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at January 11, 2018 10:48 AM (8O3HH)

333 Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:44 AM (T28di)M

That is certainly putting an optimistic spin on it. For me though Celebrity

For the record , I believe Trump has been a semi politician for at least three decades.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 11, 2018 10:48 AM (qK2iX)

334 All righty. I've finished my healthy breakfast of cookies and coffee, so now I'm going downstairs to exercise and undo all the damage I just did. See you all later.

Posted by: bluebell at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (kNasr)

335 http://bit.ly/2D5msE8

Seal Blasts 'Oprah, Hollywood Over Weinstein | The Daily Caller

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (y3aQB)

336 Oh, did everyone hear about Chelsea "I like to be pissed on" Handler calling out Lindsey Graham the other day to come out of the closet?

Whatever happened with that? Anyone know?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (vg8iE)

337 You can walk into a Hobby Lobby, and you'd think were in Michael's
except for the different branding. They have some decent art supplies,
some yarn, but don't hold your breath for ship models.
=====

My regular local hardware store used to have model stuff (and buy nails and screws and chain by weight). Corporatism uber alles.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (MIKMs)

338 Is that one of the submissive ones?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (PNcou)

339 In George Orwell's 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens.

Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party's footsteps by putting its own firm's microphones and cameras into people's homes.

The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499

Story at Drudge

Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (r9UYA)

340 "I'll be impressed when CBD finds a Russian painting with a person who
doesn't look like they are suffering from terminal depression.
"
Posted by: JackStraw at January 11, 2018 09:31 AM (/tuJf)

http://tinyurl.com/ybrdb83u

Posted by: geoffb at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (zOpu5)

341 OT out of the blue question but has The Bachelor featured a tranny yet?
I don'tactually know if it's still on the air because I don't watch television.

Posted by: Northernlurker-ish at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (nBr1j)

342 I'm actually kinda serious about it...

The biggest problem facing our Republic, at its core, it our fetishization of public service and the belief in a Ruling Class.

What better way to burst the bubble and return to an era of sensible, elective, representative, and responsive government, than to annihilate the cult worship of "Governement" by filling it with celebrities?

Heighten the Contradictions, and all that guff.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:50 AM (T28di)

343 Second look at warlordism?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 10:45 AM (fA1SL)

*polishes colander*

Posted by: Insomniac - mostly stable at January 11, 2018 10:46 AM (NWiLs)


Coming around to my way of thinking, huh? lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at January 11, 2018 10:50 AM (aMlLZ)

344 242 & 323.
Always tell you - Slavs are about as close to the master race as we're likely to see.
Proof - Russian man, he needs vodka. Is cold outside, and he have no car. And shop is closed. What to do? Slav powers, activate!
https://youtu.be/EbmMsziqJuA

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 10:50 AM (fA1SL)

345 253
- [ Bernard ] IF LINDA THINKS IT'S ALL RIGHT, IT MUST BE.
THERE'S STILL THE PROBLEM ABOUT THE ROOMS.
WHAT ROOMS ARE LEFT ?
THERE'S THE PINK ROOM.
WE COULD ALWAYS PUT LILIAN IN THE PINK ROOM.
WE CAN PUT SUSAN IN THE GREEN ROOM.
YES. WHERE CAN WE PUT MONICA ?
YES, WHAT CAN WE DO WITH MONICA ?
DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWER, LINDA ?
- [ Beeping ]
- [ Beeping Continues ]
IN THE BLUE ROOM ?
- [ Beeping Stops ]
LINDA, YOU'RE RIGHT.
SHE'S RIGHT.

Thank you, Alexa.
Thank you, Sirri.


Posted by: undocumented illegal Fahrenheit 451 at January 11, 2018 10:28 AM (e8kgV)

**
Saturday Night Live may be a lefty bunch of jerks - but occasionally they get it right - like when they did this skit on the "Alexa for old people".
Heh.https://tinyurl.com/m3u6p45
Best Lines:
Old Guy: "Claressa - how many did Satchel Paige strike out last night?"Amazon Echo Alexa device: "Satchel Paige died in 1982"
Old Guy: "But how many did he get last night?"
Alexa: "He's dead!"


Posted by: Publius Redux at January 11, 2018 10:50 AM (Fb9aZ)

346 Oompah oompah Oparah too
We will rule over all of you
Malla walla Kamala too
What we say you must do

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 11, 2018 10:50 AM (+y/Ru)

347
I'm sure there's Big Business TruCons that think we should let these
big companies that now completely control our communication do whatever
the hell they want because "capitalism" but we really are looking at
1984 if we let this continue.

=====

IBM. MaBell. etc.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 11, 2018 10:50 AM (MIKMs)

348 336 Oh, did everyone hear about Chelsea "I like to be pissed on" Handler calling out Lindsey Graham the other day to come out of the closet?

Whatever happened with that? Anyone know?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (vg8iE)


Saw that this morning. Apparently she took a lot of grief about it on twitter but last I read she didn't delete her tweet.

Posted by: Tami at January 11, 2018 10:51 AM (Enq6K)

349 Don't give Dyson any more ideas...

Posted by: Anon a mouse

Too late! In a recent WSJ interview, he revealed that he has
(1) opened his own English Engineering institute, and
(2) decided to go into the electric car business.

Because, he said, as a vacuum-sweeper maker, he was already producing all the components...

I predict they will suck.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 10:51 AM (H5rtT)

350 Anyone else getting Sonobi at Jammie Wearing Fools ?

It has become woke.

Run.

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2018 10:51 AM (gs8be)

351
Too late! In a recent WSJ interview, he revealed that he has
(1) opened his own English Engineering institute, and
(2) decided to go into the electric car business.

Because, he said, as a vacuum-sweeper maker, he was already producing all the components...

I predict they will suck.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 10:51 AM (H5rtT)

Dyson should get to work on his Sphere and stop messing around with this small-time stuff.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2018 10:52 AM (KUaJL)

352 339 In George Orwell's 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (r9UYA)

You misspelled "ideologically enlightened benefactors."

Posted by: Zod at January 11, 2018 10:52 AM (Bdeb0)

353 218 What I never saw in JoAnn? Girls. Resourceful grannies, ex-Rosie Riveters, grands dame, good honest housefraus...no girls. Made you wonder.

Took a crochet class at my local JoAnn's. There was a girl there, in amongst the hausfraus and me. She was just killing time while her mother was taking the class; she had watched lots of youtube videos on crochet, so while we were all struggling with single crochets, she was whipping out granny squares left and right.

I'd have tried to take her home, but neither her mother nor Mrs. Chronda would have approved.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 11, 2018 10:52 AM (sGtp+)

354 The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499

Story at Drudge
Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (r9UYA)

They'll sell us the touchscreens we use to hang ourselves.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:53 AM (T28di)

355 Speaking of Russian beauties, I'm still waiting on the ones we were promised for voting for Trump

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 11, 2018 10:53 AM (mynhJ)

356 For the record , I believe Trump has been a semi politician for at least three decades.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 11, 2018 10:48 AM (qK2iX)


In 2000, he ran for the 'Reform Party' candidate for President. Didn't win. So yeah, almost two decades he's had 'the itch'.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at January 11, 2018 10:54 AM (2FqvZ)

357 I predict they will suck."

El snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:54 AM (7LY+6)

358 re men and shopping:

I MUST go grocery shopping with my husband.
He inherited a horrible gene from his mother, which consists of impulse buying and shopaholism, and his takes its expression in the grocery aisle.

He brings home sacks full of the most god-awful stuff if he shops hungry and unsupervised, and as he will only eat leftovers for ~3 days, in sheer self-preservation I go with him, lest the freezer be nothing more than a waiting room for the trash.

There are only two of us now, and it is fun to geeze at the store with him, while firmly preventing impulse shopping for "5 for $5!" near-expired frozen enchiladas--"buy ONE, if YOU want one. It will still only cost a dollar." "What, I thought you liked enchiladas?" "...buy ONE, if YOU want one."

It was great when daughter worked at the grocery while she was in school, because she could intercept him, and would call me sometimes ("is Dad allowed to buy ______?" "No.")

She is working in her profession now, so that safety feature is lost to me, and while the folks at the grocery sympathize, they aren't going to stop him on their own.

I do enjoy the geezing aspect of it, though!

Posted by: barbarausa at January 11, 2018 10:54 AM (ru28e)

359 I'm actually kinda serious about it...



The biggest problem facing our Republic, at its core, it our fetishization of public service and the belief in a Ruling Class.



What better way to burst the bubble and return to an era of
sensible, elective, representative, and responsive government, than to
annihilate the cult worship of "Governement" by filling it with
celebrities?



Heighten the Contradictions, and all that guff.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:50 AM (T28di)


Absolutely.


I have a confession: I'm paying pretty much no attention to Washington these days. I know what people are saying about Trump, but I never see/here any of it directly. So all the ins and outs of the sausage factory stuff, and the personal nonsense on the nooz channels and the twiitter tweets, I'm mostly oblivious to it all.

Because the purpose of Trump, as far as I'm concerned, is to give a wedgie to that pompous assinine idiot town. Collectively and specifically, wedgie the whole damn rotten place. Wedgie it with a nukular blowtorch.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:54 AM (9chmE)

360 350 Anyone else getting Sonobi at Jammie Wearing Fools ?

It has become woke.

Run.
Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2018 10:51 AM (gs8be)

It has escaped the aoshq cyber prison. Be afraid.

Posted by: Northernlurker-ish at January 11, 2018 10:54 AM (nBr1j)

361 Wedgie it with a nukular blowtorch. "

From Space...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:55 AM (7LY+6)

362 I swear, we are two election cycles away from Hector Camacho.
Posted by: BurtTC



Hectoria.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2018 10:55 AM (uh5kC)

363
"I'll be impressed when CBD finds a Russian painting with a person who

doesn't look like they are suffering from terminal depression."
Posted by: JackStraw

https://tinyurl.com/y8cvbx9x

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 10:55 AM (H5rtT)

364 Thanks for all the comments about Hobby Lobby. Sounds like a fun place to explore. Being closed on Sunday, like I grew up with, doesn't matter since we're retired and can go any time.

It sure doesn't hurt that a Cabelas is literally the next block over. Arts and crafts stuff followed by firearms and fishing gear. That's a serious one-two punch.

Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 10:57 AM (V+03K)

365 Anyone else getting Sonobi at Jammie Wearing Fools ?


---

Blogs need the advertising revenue. Support your local favorite blog by viewing the Sonobi ad as often as you can.

You don't have to buy anything, they just want your eyeballs for a few seconds.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 11, 2018 10:58 AM (GroCc)

366 Mostly like it. Perhaps the body is slightly too large for the head? Regardless, really pretty.

Posted by: RobM1981 at January 11, 2018 10:58 AM (i7PoZ)

367 Because, he said, as a vacuum-sweeper maker, he was already producing all the components...

I predict they will suck.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 11, 2018 10:51 AM (H5rtT)

Dyson should get to work on his Sphere and stop messing around with this small-time stuff.
Posted by: joe


Space elevator. Suck us up to the moon.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2018 10:58 AM (uh5kC)

368 Wedgie it with a nukular blowtorch. "


----------------------
From Space...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2018 10:55 AM (7LY+6)


Then feed the ashes to wolves. And blow up the wolves.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:59 AM (9chmE)

369 In George Orwell's 1984, the oppressive rulers of
Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress
citizens.



Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party's footsteps by putting its own firm's microphones and cameras into people's homes.



The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of
consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499



Story at Drudge



Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (r9UYA)


I'm sure there will lots of people who will run right out and buy it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2018 11:01 AM (493sH)

370 re men and shopping:

I MUST go grocery shopping with my husband.

Posted by: barbarausa at January 11, 2018 10:54 AM (ru28e)


I'm not allowed to go. She made me go with her one time, so I grabbed 3 big boxes of triple chocolate cookies, and I walked 10 feet behind her and the cart while mumbling momma..momma...momma.

Now she goes solo. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at January 11, 2018 11:01 AM (aMlLZ)

371 Did anyone else see the new FOX show "Wise Guys" this weekend? I thought it was pretty good.

Bill Bennett, Ari Fleisher, Steve Wynn, Dershowitz, and Ollie North at a round table.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 11:02 AM (HiDrR)

372 The Russian girl looks like she wants to jump in the icy vaters of the Volga or perhaps the Dnieper.
And that makes me want to sing rah, Rahm Rasputin, lover of the Russian Queen.

Posted by: Northernlurker-ish at January 11, 2018 11:02 AM (nBr1j)

373 If Trump was smart, he'd get his Russian buddies to start doing a hatchet job on Oprah now. Why wait?

Posted by: Fritz at January 11, 2018 11:02 AM (2Mnv1)

374 I swear, we are two election cycles away from Hector Camacho.

Posted by: BurtTC







Hectoria.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2018 10:55 AM (uh5kC)


Well yeah. I got the first name wrong anyway. Hector was a boxer. It was Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

Who was too macho for the Democrat Party, of course. So yeah, it'll be a Puerto Rican lesbian when we finally get there.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 11:03 AM (9chmE)

375 Enough about Russian women, Drudge says that Florida monkeys have Herpes!

Posted by: Florida Man at January 11, 2018 11:03 AM (/fNs2)

376 >> Enough about Russian women, Drudge says that Florida monkeys have Herpes!



Why you lookin at me?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 11, 2018 11:04 AM (eicox)

377 Did anyone else see the new FOX show "Wise Guys" this weekend? I thought it was pretty good.

Bill Bennett, Ari Fleisher, Steve Wynn, Dershowitz, and Ollie North at a round table.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 11:02 AM (HiDrR)


Yeah it was actually good.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at January 11, 2018 11:04 AM (aMlLZ)

378 Bill Bennett, Ari Fleisher, Steve Wynn, Dershowitz, and Ollie North at a round table.
=====

I still miss 'Political Insiders' --

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 11, 2018 11:04 AM (MIKMs)

379 375. Shit! That's one of the three acceptable proofs of Florida residency.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 11:04 AM (fA1SL)

380 Our Joann Fabrics closed last year. Bummer! But I was able to get a LOT of 100 percent cotton cloth, on sale, to use for gun cleaning patches and, properly measured, to make muzzleloading lubed patches for round ball loads. I miss the store but have a lifetime supply of the cloth needed for various shooting activities.

Posted by: JTB at January 11, 2018 11:05 AM (V+03K)

381 >>Drudge says that Florida monkeys have Herpes!

Not us this time.

Posted by: The Villages at January 11, 2018 11:05 AM (r9UYA)

382 >>I'm sure there will lots of people who will run right out and buy it Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2018 11:01 AM (493sH)

They'll buy it, all right, and the ones with lives boring enough to survive The First Purge will evolve into the Informer Class.

*That's* when you stop answering your door.

Posted by: Zod at January 11, 2018 11:06 AM (Bdeb0)

383 >>Enough about Russian women, Drudge says that Florida monkeys have Herpes!


"Pikers."
-- Koala Bears

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2018 11:07 AM (W+vEI)

384 379 375. Shit! That's one of the three acceptable proofs of Florida residency.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 11:04 AM (fA1SL)

The other two being visible scars from a drunken escapade and a leathery tan.

Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at January 11, 2018 11:08 AM (RD7QR)

385 329 I'm sure there's Big Business TruCons that think we should let these big companies that now completely control our communication do whatever the hell they want because "capitalism" but we really are looking at 1984 if we let this continue.



Posted by: Maritime at January 11, 2018 10:47 AM (lKmt3)


When said companies are completely in bed with multiple national governments, it's no longer really capitalism as it is Crony Corporatism.

Posted by: Hikaru at January 11, 2018 11:08 AM (CMbMd)

386 From Chad Pergram on Twitter;

Pelosi asked Ryan to cancel today's vote on FISA Sec. 702 renewal.

Hmmmmm.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 11:08 AM (HiDrR)

387 Berserker, I try to go solo, but he does have that hungry/impulse thing.

He can go for coffee and detergent, and come home with two family size chips, more frozen instameals than will fit in the freezer, a cake, two roasts, five pounds of bananas, and a pallet of Gatorade.

He stops in on his way home from work, and it's great when he calls first to see if we need anything, so I can tell him what we DON'T need, or already have three of.

Firmly.

Posted by: barbarausa at January 11, 2018 11:09 AM (ru28e)

388 But I was able to get a LOT of 100 percent cotton cloth, on sale, to use for gun cleaning patches and, properly measured, to make muzzleloading lubed patches for round ball loads.



I wonder if you could use magician's flash paper as muzzleloading patches?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2018 11:09 AM (uh5kC)

389 384. A mullet and two active warrants also work.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 11:09 AM (fA1SL)

390 I still miss 'Political Insiders' --
Posted by: mustbequantum at January 11, 2018 11:04 AM
~~~~~

Me too. That was the one with Harris Faulkner, right?

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 11:09 AM (HiDrR)

391 Drudge says that Florida monkeys have Herpes!

Not us this time.
---
As the late Great Frank Zappa said about AIDS. "They say it came from Monketys,so who was plucking the monkeys"

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 11, 2018 11:09 AM (y3aQB)

392 >>Enough about Russian women, Drudge says that Florida monkeys have Herpes!



*Suddenly recalls a scary story from "The Hot Zone" set in N. VA*

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2018 11:10 AM (W+vEI)

393 http://bit.ly/2D0P3dU

As Noose Tightens: Crooked Cops James Comey and Andrew McCabe Go Silent

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 11, 2018 11:10 AM (y3aQB)

394 They'll buy it, all right, and the ones with lives boring enough to survive The First Purge will evolve into the Informer Class.

*That's* when you stop answering your door.
Posted by: Zod at January 11, 2018 11:06 AM (Bdeb0)


As the great Warrior Philosopher Poet "SuperStar" Bill Dundee used to say ...

"Daddy ... I cant stop you from jumping on, but I can sure encourage you to jump back off"

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 11, 2018 11:11 AM (w45mR)

395 The Evolution of Florida Man

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 11:11 AM (T28di)

396 The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499

Story at Drudge
Posted by: Under Fire at January 11, 2018 10:49 AM (r9UYA)

Oh God no. My wife will want one for each level of the house so she can post to her wall from wherever she is.

Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at January 11, 2018 11:11 AM (RD7QR)

397 re men and shopping:

I MUST go grocery shopping with my husband.

Posted by: barbarausa at January 11, 2018 10:54 AM (ru28e)


I'm not allowed to go. She made me go with her one time, so I grabbed 3 big boxes of triple chocolate cookies, and I walked 10 feet behind her and the cart while mumbling momma..momma...momma.

Now she goes solo. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison
---------------

A must watch vid, by humorist Jeanne Robertson, 'Never Send a Man to the Grocery Store'
http://tinyurl.com/mxc7hpj

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2018 11:11 AM (nBBdT)

398 388. I wouldn't think so - spendy and all that. Why not heavy paper? Seem to recall that was used quite extensively.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 11:14 AM (fA1SL)

399 An Alabama teenager is in custody awaiting trial at the end of this month after he allegedly molested a horse multiple times, and the owner says he left behind evidence of his crime. -BB

Posted by: Mr. Ed at January 11, 2018 11:14 AM (r9UYA)

400 Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 11, 2018 11:10 AM
~~~~~

Comey's on Twitter this morning, and taking a beating for this tweet:

"Thoughtful leaders on both sides of the aisle know FISA section 702 is a vital and carefully overseen tool to protect this country. This isn't about politics.
Congress must reauthorize it."

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 11:14 AM (HiDrR)

401 399. That's not how you make centaurs.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 11:15 AM (fA1SL)

402 and the owner says he left behind evidence of his crime


I'm guessing it wasn't a heart drawn on the mirror in red lipstick.

Posted by: IP at January 11, 2018 11:15 AM (/fNs2)

403 I do quite a bit of grocery shopping. The worst I might do is buy a thing of popcorn and over graze the samples at Costco,

Posted by: Northernlurker-ish at January 11, 2018 11:15 AM (nBr1j)

404 >>That's not how you make centaurs.


Horse Man Babies.

Posted by: AoSHQ Style Book at January 11, 2018 11:15 AM (eicox)

405 I'm not allowed to go. She made me go with her one time, so I grabbed 3 big boxes of triple chocolate cookies, and I walked 10 feet behind her and the cart while mumbling momma..momma...momma.

Now she goes solo. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison


For valor in the highest traditions of The Horde, it is my pleasure to bestow upon you the highest honor I can give, The Valu-U-Rite Cross with Hobo Clusters and Shelving Device.

*salutes*

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 11, 2018 11:16 AM (w45mR)

406 404. That was the very case I had in mind.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 11:16 AM (fA1SL)

407 Comey's on Twitter this morning, and taking a beating for this tweet:

"Thoughtful leaders on both sides of the aisle know FISA section 702 is a vital and carefully overseen tool to protect this country. This isn't about politics.
Congress must reauthorize it."
Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 11:14 AM (HiDrR)

When is this stain of spilled seed going to learn to shut his gob and disappear into the background?

At this point he's just tempting fate.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 11:16 AM (T28di)

408 Chelsea Handler and the Left are allowed to slur homosexuality when it is a homosexual that is not a Lefty.

By the way Ms Handler , you look like a a man transitioning to a woman. Just saying.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 11, 2018 11:16 AM (qK2iX)

409 As the late Great Frank Zappa said about AIDS. "They say it came from Monketys,so who was plucking the monkeys"

Posted by: MISH McConnell at January 11, 2018 11:09 AM (y3aQB)


---

He's not the monkey plucker, he's the monkey plucker's son...

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Bama's boot stomping on the face of college football forever at January 11, 2018 11:17 AM (iG7DH)

410
Me too. That was the one with Harris Faulkner, right?
=====

Those three old guys, herded into coherence by Faulkner. Fascinating little show and tour de force by Faulkner getting good old guy stuff out of them.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 11, 2018 11:17 AM (MIKMs)

411 FUCKING AN ANIMAL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BycBPAS3STs

Posted by: GWAR at January 11, 2018 11:17 AM (eicox)

412 The biggest problem facing our Republic, at its core, it our fetishization of public service and the belief in a Ruling Class.

What better way to burst the bubble and return to an era of sensible, elective, representative, and responsive government, than to annihilate the cult worship of "Governement" by filling it with celebrities?

Heighten the Contradictions, and all that guff.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:50 AM (T28di)


========

It'll be good if it can get rid of some festering politicians in their safe seats. And I think they'd be less likely to sell us out. Still, in the long run voters need to take more of an interest in primaries and what the cadidates support. Celebrities aren't the answer in and of themselves - look at Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura and especially *spit* Franken. Not really a lot of good done there.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 11, 2018 11:17 AM (/qEW2)

413 @naturalfake, that's a very insightful analysis of Oprah and why I wouldn't write her off. She ticks the right demographic boxes, has a devoted following, massive name-recognition, and is generally perceived as likable.

When Barry got reelected, I concluded there were two possibilities. The first was that the majority of the country understood what it entailed and agreed with it. The second was that people are stupid and wanted to vote for a black guy that the media told them was cool. If the first is true, the republic is finished. In the more likely event that the second is true, we still have a fighting chance, but we have to be prepared for everything to be massively dumbed down.

In other words, start sharing pictures of Oprah with Harvey Weinstein #SheKnew

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 11, 2018 11:17 AM (mynhJ)

414 Cry me a river Secretariat.

Posted by: The Chicken at January 11, 2018 11:17 AM (w45mR)

415 >>"Thoughtful leaders on both sides of the aisle know FISA section 702 is a
vital and carefully overseen tool to protect this country. This isn't
about politics.
Congress must reauthorize it."



About that...Sally Yates has different ideas about how much oversight is appropriate, as in "none," when it comes to the DoJ's National Security group. Specified it in a (something like 45 page) response to an OIG request.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2018 11:18 AM (W+vEI)

416 >>>Chelsea Handler and the Left are allowed to slur homosexuality when it is a homosexual that is not a Lefty.


So why was she slurring Lindsey Graham?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 11, 2018 11:18 AM (/qEW2)

417 Cry me a river Secretariat.
Posted by: The Chicken at January 11, 2018 11:17 AM (w45mR)



I'm getting my revenge.

Posted by: Florida Man's Monkey at January 11, 2018 11:18 AM (/fNs2)

418 >>399 An Alabama teenager is in custody awaiting trial at the end of this month after he allegedly molested a horse multiple times, and the owner says he left behind evidence of his crime. -BB Posted by: Mr. Ed at January 11, 2018 11:14 AM (r9UYA)

Friendship is magic.

Posted by: Zod at January 11, 2018 11:19 AM (Bdeb0)

419 When I was a kid I went grocery shopping every Saturday with my dad. Mom worked on the weekends. I hated it because we had to go to a different store depending on the class of grocery we were getting. X had the best meat, Y had the best vegetables , Z had the best prices on can food, etc.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 11, 2018 11:19 AM (qK2iX)

420 Mr. and Mrs. Horse
The Equine Family
I Heart That Mare

Posted by: Alabama Trapper Keeper at January 11, 2018 11:20 AM (w45mR)

421 >>About that...Sally Yates has different ideas about how much oversight is appropriate, as in "none," when it comes to the DoJ's National Security group. Specified it in a (something like 45 page) response to an OIG request.

The FISA renewal debate going on in Congress right now is fascinating.

Yes, I said fascinating. I'm a geek.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 11, 2018 11:20 AM (/tuJf)

422 nood

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at January 11, 2018 11:20 AM (mpXpK)

423 I just read Jerry Brown is thinking about Pension Haircuts for California. I laughed and laughed.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2018 11:20 AM (YV+SU)

424 Mike Hammer, LOL!

Posted by: barbarausa at January 11, 2018 11:20 AM (ru28e)

425 399 An Alabama teenager is in custody awaiting trial at the end of this month after he allegedly molested a horse multiple times, and the owner says he left behind evidence of his crime. -BB

Posted by: Mr. Ed at January 11, 2018 11:14 AM (r9UYA)


And this is why Bronies should be outlawed.

Posted by: Hikaru at January 11, 2018 11:21 AM (CMbMd)

426 Celebrities aren't the answer in and of themselves - look at Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura and especially *spit* Franken. Not really a lot of good done there.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 11, 2018 11:17 AM (/qEW2)

Oh, absolutely this. "Celebrity canditates" are not the solution by a long shot, but a means to an end.

And I don't mean otherwise competent celebrities like Trump or Reagan. I mean... well, your list, basically.

The "good" done is the continued erosion of our faith in elected officials in-and-of-themselves.

Have faith in the SYSTEM itself, and when the elected officials misbehave, shit-can them with prejudice.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 11:21 AM (T28di)

427 Did anyone else see the new FOX show "Wise Guys" this weekend? I thought it was pretty good.



Bill Bennett, Ari Fleisher, Steve Wynn, Dershowitz, and Ollie North at a round table.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 11:02 AM (HiDrR)


No Bill Wynn? It's going to be an early night for that show

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2018 11:21 AM (493sH)

428 Dyson should get to work on his Sphere and stop messing around with this small-time stuff.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2018 10:52 AM (KUaJL)



No, do the Orb first. Please, do the Orb, do the Orb first, please.

Posted by: Miles Monroe at January 11, 2018 11:21 AM (2K6fY)

429 423 If it starts happening to all the blue states I will touch myself inappropriately....

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2018 11:21 AM (LiyEm)

430 I have a confession: I'm paying pretty much no
attention to Washington these days. I know what people are saying about
Trump, but I never see/here any of it directly. So all the ins and outs
of the sausage factory stuff, and the personal nonsense on the nooz
channels and the twiitter tweets, I'm mostly oblivious to it all.

Because
the purpose of Trump, as far as I'm concerned, is to give a wedgie to
that pompous assinine idiot town. Collectively and specifically, wedgie
the whole damn rotten place. Wedgie it with a nukular blowtorch.


Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2018 10:54 AM
-----

I'm pretty much in the same place.

And yes, scr*w them all Donnie Two Scoops

Posted by: shibumi at January 11, 2018 11:22 AM (aT+Bx)

431 Must be a Democrat:

Notorious ISIS Executioner "White Beard" Bribes His Way Out Of Iraqi Jail Within 10 Minutes Of Being Arrested

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now On the Gorilla Channel at January 11, 2018 11:22 AM (+y/Ru)

432 429 423 If it starts happening to all the blue states I will touch myself inappropriately....
Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2018 11:21 AM (LiyEm)


I'm gonna do that regardless ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 11, 2018 11:23 AM (w45mR)

433 >>>>Comey's on Twitter this morning, and taking a beating for this tweet:



"Thoughtful leaders on both sides of the aisle know FISA section 702
is a vital and carefully overseen tool to protect this country. This
isn't about politics.

Congress must reauthorize it."

Posted by: IrishEi at January 11, 2018 11:14 AM (HiDrR)



When is this stain of spilled seed going to learn to shut his gob and disappear into the background?



At this point he's just tempting fate.
.
.
.Don't let these guys fool you. They are taunting Trump to do or say something that takes the focus away from them.

comey knows what he and the FBI did and he is proud of it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 11, 2018 11:23 AM (+Dllb)

434 Wait, there are monkeys native to Florida?

Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2018 11:23 AM (7HtZB)

435 425. 'Outlawed' - in the old English sense, I take it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 11:24 AM (fA1SL)

436 434 Wait, there are monkeys native to Florida?
Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2018 11:23 AM (7HtZB)

Mickey Dolenz?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 11:24 AM (T28di)

437 Come, my bruddahs, Gorilla Pundit - he know de wai.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at January 11, 2018 11:25 AM (fA1SL)

438 Id just like to point out that there's a name for what the twitter employee is discussing on today's PV undercover video. He discusses how they look for certain key words, like "American," and then for each account found the review the postings for other tell-tale phrases and ideas. Then they'll shadow ban, etc.

It's called "profiling."


Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2018 11:40 AM (W+vEI)

439
(side note: I first typed "Opama" instead of "Oprah"... what the hell does that mean, I wonder?")
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 11, 2018 10:37 AM (T28di)


That is a great idea. Stick a name to her. Oprama. You should send that to Trump. He would use it.

Posted by: Soona at January 11, 2018 11:53 AM (zmMgl)

440 An Alabama teenager is in custody awaiting trial at the end of this month after he allegedly molested a horse multiple times, and the owner says he left behind evidence of his crime. -BB

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Ugh. Hillbilly Equus.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 11, 2018 11:59 AM (/qEW2)

441 hollywood peckerwoods wooda offered the horse a small role

Posted by: azalea city at January 11, 2018 12:33 PM (WX+x0)

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at January 15, 2018 10:57 AM (QQ+il)

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