The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

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Anyone who has traveled abroad is aware that contrary to the pontifications of the race hustlers, we are not the most racist nation on earth. In fact, I would suggest that we are among the least racist countries. But that doesn't pay the bills or sell books, so America is painted as some horrid lynchings-are-coming nation. We need to push back...hard...against this slander. Poo-throwing might not suffice.

The Racism Treadmill

One such belief is the notion that disparities between blacks and whites—in income, housing, employment, etc.—are caused by systemic racism. The award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, for instance, summed up the state of racial progress like so: “I could see that some fifty years after the civil rights movement black people could still be found at the bottom of virtually every socioeconomic metric of note.”2 Ibram X. Kendi, another celebrated race writer, put it bluntly: “As an anti-racist, when I see racial disparities, I see racism.”

But the premise built into the thinking of Coates and Kendi is false. I call it the disparity fallacy. The disparity fallacy holds that unequal outcomes between two groups must be caused primarily by discrimination, whether overt or systemic. What’s puzzling about believers in the disparity fallacy is not that they apply the belief too broadly, but that they apply it too narrowly. Any instance of whites outperforming blacks is adduced as evidence of discrimination. But when a disparity runs the other way—that is, blacks outperforming whites—discrimination is never invoked as a causal factor.


I'll give you the short answer. It's cultural, not racial. And it is courtesy of LBJ's "Great Society," and the Democrat party's subsequent programs to buy votes and maintain a perpetually aggrieved underclass in America.

By the way, the author of this fine piece is an undergraduate! Wow.

[And...a gentle reminder that this is not an invitation for Ace's nonexistent racist friends to let their freak fly]

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I think this is a fantastic idea! Guns are tightly regulated in Chicago, and law-abiding citizens are, for all intents and purposes, banned from carrying outside the home. So a convenient rental facility makes perfect sense.

Of course, in reality this stupid exhibit perpetuates the myth that legal guns are easy to obtain. Chicago exhibit replicates bike-sharing with AR-15s in gun protest art

A new protest art exhibition in Chicago gives the illusion that renting an AR-15 rifle is as easy as borrowing a bike.

The "Chicago Gun Share Program" is a new public display that replicates a bike-sharing station with 10 replicas of the controversial firearm...


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If you aren't checking in on cdr salamander, you should start. Smart guy, always interesting, and he has the best sub-title of anyone on the internet.
Proactively “From the Sea”; an agent of change leveraging the littoral best practices for a paradigm breaking six-sigma best business case to synergize a consistent design in the global commons, rightsizing the core values supporting our mission statement via the 5-vector model through cultural diversity.

Anyway, here he is writing about the imperative to improve the weapon and caliber that our armed forces carry. The Simple, Right Thing is Often the Most Difficult Thing
For those who have studied the history, government entities had been a problem and not a solution in getting modern weapons in the hands of those on the frontline for a long time. More often than not, it is an outside force that brings the infantryman what they need;

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1 yipee!

Posted by: lin-duh @ work at May 15, 2018 10:51 AM (9iLHi)

2 First????

Posted by: Kreplach at May 15, 2018 10:51 AM (2JcMg)

3 DRATSS!!!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at May 15, 2018 10:52 AM (2JcMg)

4 Plant Yeast!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 15, 2018 10:52 AM (roQNm)

5 Hans Brix!

Posted by: Zombie Kim Jong Il at May 15, 2018 10:53 AM (ATVNj)

6 LOL at the garden pic.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 10:53 AM (hyuyC)

7 Willowed: 412 I'm still shocked Musk had the audacity to use the name of the very unstable genius of the SMR for his company name. Dude died hated, insane, and hounded by creditors. True Slav hero.

Addendum - did nobody tell Mr Musk nomen est omen?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 10:54 AM (fA1SL)

8 I've been thinking about doing a parody of Coates, but his writing is so lose to parody as it is that it's almost impossible. Sort of like Cornell West.

Posted by: Caliban at May 15, 2018 10:54 AM (QE8X6)

9 Top 10!

Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 15, 2018 10:54 AM (0Le4j)

10 It's cultural, not racial.

and that's when the fight started.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 15, 2018 10:54 AM (QQ+il)

11 A bottle of Brawndo in the photo would make it.

Posted by: Zod Plenipotentiary at May 15, 2018 10:55 AM (Bdeb0)

12 5 Nuclear Arms do not make one strong.

But you get long-lasting peace among Great Powers, and less military invasions.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 10:55 AM (hyuyC)

13 Simply stated, there is no institutional, statutory or cultural racism in America.

What we have is a political party and a racism myth making industry that benefits both politically and financially by continually ripping off old scabs and ginning up new outrages.

This needs to be fought.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 15, 2018 10:55 AM (2JcMg)

14 The whole point of the left regarding racism is to create an unsolveable problem.

Change definitions, change premises ("blacks can't be racist") and thereby create lifetime job security for activists while creating a permanent underclass of blacks.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 15, 2018 10:55 AM (ATVNj)

15 Woman spent night in tree after a fire, first thing asked the fireman for was a Dr Pepper. Life is good

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 10:56 AM (6Ll1u)

16 All this and war on Merit.

Tends to end poorly. And we have 147 years of data on that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 10:56 AM (hyuyC)

17 >>8 I've been thinking about doing a parody of Coates, but his writing is so lose to parody as it is that it's almost impossible. Sort of like Cornell West.
Posted by: Caliban at May 15, 2018 10:54 AM (QE8X6)

"Eldritch." A Lovecraft-Coates mashup would be a respectable, horrifying start.

Posted by: Zod Plenipotentiary at May 15, 2018 10:56 AM (Bdeb0)

18 Ibram X. Kendi, another celebrated race writer, put it bluntly: "As an anti-racist, when I see racial disparities, I see racism."


Well, that's a mighty handy device for relieving you of the burden of critical thought, I guess.

Cheers, dumbass.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2018 10:57 AM (ga0eq)

19 Well, it is true that you can use horse piss (slurry) as a fertilizer....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 15, 2018 10:57 AM (BRvh1)

20 I like Bud Light.

Not the popular thing to say in this age of craft beers, but (as light beers go) this one is all right.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 15, 2018 10:57 AM (rBnYq)

21 Kreplach & Adirondack Patriot

+ 6.022 x 10²³

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 10:57 AM (hyuyC)

22 Love the beer garden. Could you use some McCain fertilizer to make it grow better?

Posted by: Under Fire at May 15, 2018 10:58 AM (r9UYA)

23 ". . . first thing asked the fireman for was a Dr Pepper."

Is that what they're calling it nowadays?

Posted by: Grandpa at May 15, 2018 10:58 AM (ATVNj)

24 "Twilight struggling through a cloying miasma to reach the turf, weak, pallid, as oppressed black bodies moved with purpose toward the prize..."

Posted by: Zod Plenipotentiary at May 15, 2018 10:58 AM (Bdeb0)

25

More often than not, it is an outside force that brings the infantryman what they need;

Insert the customer service call that one firearms maker received from a bunch of our troops who were engaged in a hot firefight with muslim terrorists at the time of the call.

That was all kinds of awesome.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 15, 2018 10:58 AM (GdWl+)

26 Tom Wolfe is mort. RIP.

Posted by: Axeman at May 15, 2018 10:59 AM (vDqXW)

27
... and the calibre wars start in ten ... nine ... eight ...

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 15, 2018 10:59 AM (roQNm)

28 19 Well, it is true that you can use horse piss (slurry) as a fertilizer....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 15, 2018 10:57 AM (BRvh1)

20 I like Bud Light.

Not the popular thing to say in this age of craft beers, but (as light beers go) this one is all right.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 15, 2018 10:57 AM (rBnYq)

(it's really not all that bad, I just wanted to make the obvious joke....)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 15, 2018 10:59 AM (BRvh1)

29 A lot of shit went down under LBJ.

-1965 immigration act
- the great society
- 2nd to 3rd wave feminism
- sexual revolution
- counter culture popping up and thriving

Feel free to add more to this list of accomplishments under Deep State LBJ

Posted by: Monk at May 15, 2018 10:59 AM (8SG/h)

30 Re: race

I'm all out of sh*ts to give. I remember a time in the 80s and 90s when things seemed to be leveling out (and I grew up in f*cking ALABAMA), but then something changed and it was off to the racists again.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 10:59 AM (VgKNm)

31 Look up Forbes top ten entertainment earners . The man ain't keeping some people down,

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 10:59 AM (hKmCD)

32 Why would you be try to 'grow' Bud Light?

Posted by: Dumcanthrax at May 15, 2018 10:59 AM (ctuyM)

33 >>20
I like Bud Light.

Me too.

*not a beer snob*

Posted by: Under Fire at May 15, 2018 11:00 AM (r9UYA)

34 BL??? Really.
You can grow it and that's what you picked?
I'll stick to whiskey.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2018 11:00 AM (0tfLf)

35 And willowed:

In all seriousness, I bet Tesla vehicles are more dangerous than motorcycles and scooters.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:00 AM (VgKNm)

36 Horrible admission in this crowd, but I used to enjoy Tennessee Coats. He was very young and would really explore different assumptions and his writing was clear and focused. Then he started 'reparations' stuff, and he lost his focus and his mind. Very sad to see his decline.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2018 11:00 AM (MIKMs)

37 >+ 6.022 x 10≤≥

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 10:57 AM (hyuyC)


Avogadro's number. Why for?

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 15, 2018 11:00 AM (sjdRT)

38 Hahaha! Too good to check.

Facebook has a new algorithm scouring their site for hate speech, but it's having trouble concentrating. Apparently it (the artificial intelligence) spends a lot of time looking at porn instead. (via CNBC)

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 15, 2018 11:00 AM (rBnYq)

39 You're thinking this story is from Florida aren't you? It's from California

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:00 AM (6Ll1u)

40 Ok, chores. Later, Horde.

Posted by: RI Red at May 15, 2018 11:01 AM (Aoygp)

41 35 And willowed:

In all seriousness, I bet Tesla vehicles are more dangerous than motorcycles and scooters.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:00 AM (VgKNm)

Mom to Son who was just in an accident:

"Oh, and I guess your car just up and decided to drive itself into our mailbox on its own, huh?"

Son:

"Umm.... actually....."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 15, 2018 11:01 AM (BRvh1)

42 Zod would do well to apply a Faulkner algorithm to his Coates & Lovecraft mashup.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:01 AM (fA1SL)

43 >>More often than not, it is an outside force that brings the infantryman what they need;

"Dear Zod Friend: I was issued a thigh holster that is slow and useless. Mosul is full of bad people. Please send a Sig 226 paddle holster and some gummi bears as soon as you can. Tell Benteen to bring the ammunition, quick. Don't tell Mrs. Zod, she'll worry. Thanks."

Posted by: Zod Plenipotentiary at May 15, 2018 11:02 AM (Bdeb0)

44 Tom Wolfe didn't have the Right Stuff? He'll be a Bonfire soon. What Vanity.

Too soon? He was a great writer.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 11:02 AM (hyuyC)

45 In all seriousness, I bet Tesla vehicles are more dangerous than motorcycles and scooters.
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You say "dangerous" like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: Ford Pinto and Chevrolet Corvair at May 15, 2018 11:02 AM (ATVNj)

46 So that's how you get a beer garden...

Posted by: lin-duh @ work at May 15, 2018 11:02 AM (9iLHi)

47 Oh, you have Bud Light and will give me, a man who does not have a beer, one of yours? Yes, Bud Light is fine. Thank you.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:02 AM (VgKNm)

48 >>42 Zod would do well to apply a Faulkner algorithm to his Coates & Lovecraft mashup.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:01 AM (fA1SL)

That could be done. In fact, a Faulkner-Coates job would be too easy.

Posted by: Zod Plenipotentiary at May 15, 2018 11:02 AM (Bdeb0)

49 Old racism. Disparity in outcomes shows proof of inferior genes. New racism. Disparity in outcomes shows proof of systemic racism aka white privilege.

But there is a kernel of truth to the systemic racism charge. I firmly believe that LBJ knew exactly what the great society would do, even though there were plenty of ivory tower antellectuals who thought that removing 'the violent adult black males' from the homes and better nutrition was going to be a magic cure to help poor black neighborhoods.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at May 15, 2018 11:03 AM (84F5k)

50 Avogadro's number. Why for?
Posted by: Muad'dib at May 15, 2018 11:00 AM (sjdRT)
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We found our Mole!

Posted by: Robert Mueller at May 15, 2018 11:03 AM (ATVNj)

51 Muad'dib

To applaud good comments. A +1 is no number for a recovering synthetic organometallic chemist to give someone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 11:03 AM (hyuyC)

52 You racial egalitarians are so extremely stupid, it's amazing to me that you tie your shoes in the morning.

Posted by: sememesee at May 15, 2018 11:04 AM (UiPvh)

53 Do they still have Olympia Beer?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:04 AM (6Ll1u)

54 Bud Light presents, REAL Men of Stable Genius

Today we salute you, Mister God Emperor Trumpinator. Because of you, people everywhere can wake up, put on a fresh pot of coffee, turn on CNN, and go completely insane.

Posted by: Bud Light Commercial at May 15, 2018 11:04 AM (7n3kj)

55 47 Oh, you have Bud Light and will give me, a man who does not have a beer, one of yours? Yes, Bud Light is fine. Thank you.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:02 AM (VgKNm)

These words... I cannot understand them in this order... what are you even trying to say?

I mean, it certainly looks like English, but....

Posted by: Millenial Hipster Douchebag #3267 at May 15, 2018 11:04 AM (BRvh1)

56

Horrible admission in this crowd, but I used to enjoy Tennessee Coats.

He's not the beginnings of a pimple on the ass of the great Tennessee Tuxedo.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 15, 2018 11:04 AM (GdWl+)

57 To applaud good comments. A +1 is no number for a recovering synthetic organometallic chemist to give someone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 11:03 AM (hyuyC)

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Are you positive?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:04 AM (VgKNm)

58 That planting business seems like a slow way to get a six pack.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2018 11:04 AM (ga0eq)

59 I beg your pardon. I never promised you a beer garden.

Posted by: Roy at May 15, 2018 11:05 AM (7n4KQ)

60 >To applaud good comments. A +1 is no number for a recovering synthetic organometallic chemist to give someone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 11:03 AM (hyuyC)


Ahhh. Gotcha. So I should consider that a catalyst for improved commenting?

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 15, 2018 11:05 AM (sjdRT)

61

What this country needs are more small arms salesmen and their congressional lobbying office.

More choice; choose the calibre suitable for the task at hand. Of course, more choice will complicate logistics and make the supply officer's job more difficult; can't have that. An unhappy staff makes an unhappy plan to fail. Amateur stratigerists talk calibre, professinals talk logistics.

An old saw is a good saw.

Never substitute good thinking for a cliche.
Wars are fought and won by slogans; Remember the Alamo? Maine? Pearl Harbor?

You can win more wars with a gun and a sharp stick than you can with just a sharp stick.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 15, 2018 11:05 AM (roQNm)

62 To applaud good comments. A +1 is no number for a recovering synthetic organometallic chemist to give someone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 11:03 AM (hyuyC)

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Are you positive?
Posted by: Moron Robbie


Negative Ghost Rider.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:05 AM (RkYsP)

63 36 Horrible admission in this crowd, but I used to enjoy Tennessee Coats. He was very young and would really explore different assumptions and his writing was clear and focused. Then he started 'reparations' stuff, and he lost his focus and his mind. Very sad to see his decline.


Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2018 11:00 AM



I used to enjoy reading Leonard Pitts but he went off the rails as well. Pity.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2018 11:05 AM (0tfLf)

64 If all I had was a Bud Light garden I would give up beer.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2018 11:06 AM (JFO2v)

65 Posted by: Millenial Hipster Douchebag #3267 at May 15, 2018 11:04 AM (BRvh1)

Raise your hand if you've ever packed unpopular beer in your cooler - so other's would not steal your beer.

Bonus points if you name the brand.

* raises hand *

Schaefer's - which really wasn't too bad

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:06 AM (fiGNd)

66 Moron Robbie

I lost an electron somewhere!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 11:06 AM (hyuyC)

67 + 6.022 x 10≤≥

I was told no math....

Posted by: wrg500 at May 15, 2018 11:06 AM (Bdeb0)

68 Those who've served recently - the 5.56 round and its various platforms, what's your impression?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:07 AM (fA1SL)

69 Ibram X. Kendi, another celebrated race writer, put it bluntly: "As an anti-racist, when I see racial disparities, I see racism."


Well, that's a mighty handy device for relieving you of the burden of critical thought, I guess.

Cheers, dumbass.


He's openly admitting to embracing the sharpshooter fallacy. He finds a pattern, then he fits his presumption to that pattern.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 15, 2018 11:07 AM (iv0p7)

70 A gun, race, alcohol thread.... Trifecta.....

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:07 AM (zSVEm)

71 Time to "water" the garden.

Posted by: Spud McKenzie at May 15, 2018 11:07 AM (ATVNj)

72 Just a reminder-Now that I'm out of PIXY dungeon (Those pixies are mean with their glitter and wands)-I encourage people who have a prayer request for themselves or others to submit it to me by 5:00 tonight EST if you haven't already done so, so that I will be able to submit for tomorrow' s Daily Rant. This is a wonderful thing the believers in God here can do for each other pray for each other to to lift each other and our concerns up to God.

FenelonDirection18 ( at sign) gmail.com

P.S, If your earlier prayer request has been removed tomorrow it's because I'm trying to pare down the list to the four-five weeks to keep the length manageable. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (tpDAe)

73 Muad'dib

You are fine, grasshopper.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (hyuyC)

74 Food

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (6Ll1u)

75 I think 75% of all black children are born out of wedlock and about same number never graduate high school. Of the 3 factors to create poverty that is 2 of them.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (JFO2v)

76 A gun, race, alcohol thread.... Trifecta.....

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:07 AM (zSVEm)


Just need some boobies ... then it'll be perfect.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (fiGNd)

77 >>Raise your hand if you've ever packed unpopular beer in your cooler - so other's would not steal your beer.



Bonus points if you name the brand.



* raises hand *

Hand raised. OM baby. Even the bears avoid it.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (r9UYA)

78 Posted by: Spud McKenzie at May 15, 2018 11:07 AM (ATVNj)

Oh, Spud.....

Posted by: Swedish Bikini Team at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (suO/a)

79 53 Do they still have Olympia Beer?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:04 AM


Yes.
It is still brewed under contract somewhere but I forget by whom. Sadly the brewery in Olympia has been shut down for years.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (0tfLf)

80 6.8 SPC for the troops!

Posted by: joncelli, yet again pillaging MST3K Like the Sea Peoples at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (RD7QR)

81 26 Tom Wolfe is mort. RIP.
Posted by: Axeman at May 15, 2018 10:59 AM (vDqXW)


crap.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (CPk08)

82 Raise your hand if you've ever packed unpopular beer in your cooler - so other's would not steal your beer.

Bonus points if you name the brand.

* raises hand *

Schaefer's - which really wasn't too bad
Posted by: ScoggDog



Lone Star, Pearl, Dixie beer.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:09 AM (RkYsP)

83 Time to "water" the garden.
Posted by: Spud McKenzie at May 15, 2018 11:07 AM (ATVNj)

So that's the secret to a great beer garden. Makes sense.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at May 15, 2018 11:09 AM (T71PA)

84 think 75% of all black children are born out of wedlock and about same number never graduate high school. Of the 3 factors to create poverty that is 2 of them.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (JFO2v)

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Black men is right around 50%

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:09 AM (VgKNm)

85 82. Lone Star? Pearl?

One percenter.

Rio Frio.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:09 AM (fA1SL)

86 Schaefer

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:09 AM (6Ll1u)

87 Just need some boobies ... then it'll be perfect.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM



Help us Kabdabear...you are our only hope!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2018 11:09 AM (0tfLf)

88 >>Raise your hand if you've ever packed unpopular beer in your cooler - so other's would not steal your beer.


No. Beer is gross. Get your own cooler.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 11:10 AM (zji89)

89 Since beer is in play......my all time favorite beer is an extra pale ale from Summit Brewing company, over in St Paul. The founder and president of Summit was at my favorite bar yesterday after work, promoting a new weiss bier. I went just to meet him and shake his hand. He started as a tiny microbrewery in 1986. Not too shabby.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 15, 2018 11:10 AM (sjdRT)

90 Old Milwelfare

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 15, 2018 11:10 AM (ggAgX)

91 Chores.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2018 11:10 AM (hyuyC)

92 Lone Star, Pearl, Dixie beer.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:09 AM (RkYsP)


Oh Man ... I tried Lone Star. Awful. Did not finish the six-pack awful. And that's awful.

But not as awful as Iron City - hands down the worst beer I've ever tasted. Did not finish the can.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:10 AM (fiGNd)

93 I don't know much about this black Supremacist Table-Nazi Coats, but couldn't he at least get an obnoxious but pronounceable name? Like Tore-ray? Or Willard Romney?

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 15, 2018 11:10 AM (EZSQ8)

94 Lone Star, Pearl, Dixie beer.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:09 AM (RkYsP)

Black Label

Posted by: auscolpyr at May 15, 2018 11:10 AM (suO/a)

95 Tom Wolfe/ Margot Kidder off to the next phase.... coincidence?

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:11 AM (zSVEm)

96 Commenting in the hopes that it makes my tablet stop jumping to the top every time I refresh.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2018 11:11 AM (rp9xB)

97 Genesee.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 15, 2018 11:11 AM (ATVNj)

98 Must see on twitter: #LetErikSpeak

Posted by: pete at May 15, 2018 11:11 AM (meg+g)

99 Whoops. I was wrong. It's less than half.

47% of black men graduate high school (even with the recent reduced standards)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:11 AM (VgKNm)

100 Remember when they had the generic beer in white cans that said BEER/ Light BEER?

Posted by: lin-duh @ work at May 15, 2018 11:11 AM (9iLHi)

101
I want a Remington/Winchester magnum round in .300 calibre.

I'd settle for my M-14.

I'll probably get a poke in the eye from John Wick's Pencil.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 15, 2018 11:11 AM (roQNm)

102 Iron City is fucking nasty.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 15, 2018 11:12 AM (ggAgX)

103 Black Label
Posted by: auscolpyr


Oh dayum. Carling Black Label beer.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:12 AM (RkYsP)

104 Iron City

Posted by: wrg500 at May 15, 2018 11:12 AM (Bdeb0)

105 >>Black Label

I see your Black Label and raise you a Rheingold's.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 15, 2018 11:12 AM (r9UYA)

106 Genesee.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 15, 2018 11:11 AM (ATVNj)


Never tried it ... but I've heard really bad things.

Sterling was terrible toward the end. Some beers are rice based. Others wheat.

Sterling seemed to be pickle based.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:12 AM (fiGNd)

107 think 75% of all black children are born out of wedlock and about same number never graduate high school. Of the 3 factors to create poverty that is 2 of them.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2018 11:08 AM (JFO2v)

What they don't tell you in the breakdown of race of single mother births is that a significant percentage of white births are from black fathers.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 11:12 AM (hKmCD)

108 Narragansett

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 15, 2018 11:12 AM (ATVNj)

109 Tom Wolfe is mort. RIP.

He was some sort of pimp, yes?
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yd3h4s2s

Posted by: bonhomme at May 15, 2018 11:13 AM (iv0p7)

110 Tom Wolfe/ Margot Kidder off to the next phase.... coincidence?
Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:11 AM (zSVEm)



There's still time for John McCain to make it a trifecta.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2018 11:13 AM (ga0eq)

111 another celebrated race hustler"

FIFY....

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:13 AM (7LY+6)

112 In my bottom feeding drinking days, I bought Stroh's and a little concoction name of Rhinelander... good times...

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:13 AM (zSVEm)

113 And, yet, Larry King lives.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 15, 2018 11:13 AM (ATVNj)

114 No such luck. Haven't managed to determine why it jumps on some threads and not others. Or jumps for a while and then behaves.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2018 11:13 AM (rp9xB)

115 >>Look up Forbes top ten entertainment earners . The man ain't keeping some people down,


Yup. Same with sports.

And notice that they are succeeding in meritocracies: you don't become a professional sports star unless you perform better than the rest; you don't succeed in entertainment unless you sell movie tickets/books/garner consistently high tv ratings (resulting in high ad revenue). Sure, some find a nice niche directing small, unsuccessful movies that earn awards instead of box office, but doesn't erase success of Denzel Washington, Will Smith, et al.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2018 11:13 AM (W+vEI)

116 26 Tom Wolfe is mort. RIP.
Posted by: Axeman at May 15, 2018 10:59 AM (vDqXW)

RIP. I'll have to scare up a copy of From Bauhaus to Our House and reread it.

Posted by: joncelli, yet again pillaging MST3K Like the Sea Peoples at May 15, 2018 11:13 AM (RD7QR)

117 Since beer is in play....

Down on the Oregon coast is the Rogue River. There is a brewery there aptly named the Rogue River Brewing Company. Their Dead Guy Pale Ale is to...well...die for!

But then I discovered the CLass VI store at Ft Lewis import Haufbrau. Game over.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2018 11:14 AM (0tfLf)

118 There's still time for John McCain to make it a trifecta.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2018 11:13 AM (ga0eq)


I still say John McCain borrowed his tumor from Rick Hendrick.

I'll believe that old bastard's dead when I see the body.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:14 AM (fiGNd)

119 Schiltz

Posted by: wrg500 at May 15, 2018 11:14 AM (Bdeb0)

120 Stroh's spelled backwards is "Shorts".

Think about it.

I'll wait.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 15, 2018 11:14 AM (ATVNj)

121 No such luck. Haven't managed to determine why it jumps on some threads and not others. Or jumps for a while and then behaves.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2018 11:13 AM (rp9xB)

-

Happens to me sometimes, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:14 AM (VgKNm)

122 M. Flynn Jr. tweeted "What does Erik Prince know about the ACTUAL content on Weiner's laptop? I've heard it's DAAAAAAAMNING....#LetErikSpeak"

Apparently Rudy Giuliani has seen it too...

And two NYPD cops that saw it were killed "randomly" in 2017...

Posted by: pete at May 15, 2018 11:14 AM (meg+g)

123 >>Raise your hand if you've ever packed unpopular beer in your cooler - so other's would not steal your beer.



No. But I have used cheap Bird Seed to keep People / Birds / Bears from stealing my Bird Feeder.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 11:14 AM (zji89)

124 Damn....you guys are posty this morning. I can't keep up....AKA, Tuesday.

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2018 11:15 AM (Enq6K)

125 Avogadro's number. Why for?

Guacamole, duh.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 15, 2018 11:15 AM (xBSm0)

126 I will see your Schlitz and raise you a Falstaff.... nature's stool softener...

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:15 AM (zSVEm)

127 No such luck. Haven't managed to determine why it jumps on some threads and not others. Or jumps for a while and then behaves.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


Loading the pictures up top in a thread.

No pics, no jump.
Pics, including twitter screenshots, jumps.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:15 AM (RkYsP)

128 BREW 102 in LA

Posted by: rockysan99 at May 15, 2018 11:15 AM (m7LQK)

129
Since beer ...

I have Miller lite in the fridge. Don't like it.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 15, 2018 11:15 AM (roQNm)

130 50/50 that McCain is mort.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 15, 2018 11:15 AM (ggAgX)

131 Mickey's Big Mouth

Posted by: backbeatbaby at May 15, 2018 11:15 AM (w7KSn)

132 Ever buy beer? You know that generic one. Ever been that broke and desperate?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (6Ll1u)

133 ,Anyone who has traveled abroad is aware that contrary to the pontifications of the race hustlers, we are not the most racist nation on earth. In fact, I would suggest that we are among the least racist countries."

----------

In 1991 we drove around Germany for two weeks with our kids so we could get the feel for the country. We met a lot of let's say less than welcoming Germans. OK, not exactly racist, more xenophobic or just misanthropic.

Posted by: Decaf at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (/3+Sg)

134 Margot Kidder is mort, too.

Posted by: JAS at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (ii30j)

135 Ooh ... Falstaff ... a strong nomination.

I could never stand Rolling Rock - but some people swear by that shit.

I think I can take a Bud Light, pour in some baking yeast, and make a pretty close approximation of Rolling Rock.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (fiGNd)

136 Tom Hanks is dead?

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (zji89)

137 113 And, yet, Larry King lives.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 15, 2018 11:13 AM (ATVNj)

The Good Lord wants us to have examples of bad posture.

Posted by: joncelli, yet again pillaging MST3K Like the Sea Peoples at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (RD7QR)

138 Golden Crown, Falstaff, Burgie!, Hamms, Carlings Black Label, Lucky Lager...

Posted by: rockysan99 at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (m7LQK)

139 I saw Nonexistent Racist Friends open for Kraftwerk in Stuttgart in '98.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (kqsXK)

140 But the premise built into the thinking of Coates and Kendi is false. I call it the disparity fallacy. The disparity fallacy holds that unequal outcomes between two groups must be caused primarily by discrimination, whether overt or systemic.

This is the progressive hive mind at work. It divides people into two categories, the haves and the have-nots, the oppressors and the oppressed. And if anyone is unable get something they want or the achieve some goal in life, it's because someone else is deliberately trying to keep it from them, or take it away from them.

What's puzzling about believers in the disparity fallacy is not that they apply the belief too broadly, but that they apply it too narrowly. Any instance of whites outperforming blacks is adduced as evidence of discrimination. But when a disparity runs the other way -- that is, blacks outperforming whites -- discrimination is never invoked as a causal factor.

Shush your mouth. H8r.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (BHXAq)

141 Piel's FTW!


Posted by: Under Fire at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (r9UYA)

142 I miss the old cone/triangular brown Budweiser bottles. Don't like longnecks.

Don't diss Old Milwaukee. On my budget, it is almost a luxury.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (MIKMs)

143 132 Ever buy beer? You know that generic one. Ever been that broke and desperate?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (6Ll1u)

Preety much ever drinking day I had....

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:17 AM (zSVEm)

144 I will see your Schlitz and raise you a Falstaff.... nature's stool softener...
Posted by: kraken

Ballintine

Posted by: wrg500 at May 15, 2018 11:17 AM (Bdeb0)

145 Re calibre wars. Rooshia is fielding two new rifles - AK 12 & AK 15 - in that 5.45 and the superior 7.62x39. Say what you will, but they're not playing games with new wonder rounds. They've found two calibres what work for them and are sticking with them. Our procurement process is an embarrassment.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:17 AM (fA1SL)

146 Its horrid, but LBJ's great society set up poor people to ditch marriage by how they structured welfare, and assorted programs for 'wimmen and chilrun" Aimed at blacks but whites have been ensnared by the net as well.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at May 15, 2018 11:18 AM (84F5k)

147 Stroh's spelled backwards is "Shorts".

Think about it.

I'll wait.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot


Named for its filter?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 15, 2018 11:18 AM (AM1GF)

148 Falstaff.... nature's stool softener...

--

*makes note*

Colace just gives me gas.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 15, 2018 11:18 AM (roQNm)

149 Old Milwaukee was launched as three quarts for a dollar in 1970

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 15, 2018 11:18 AM (iwKdn)

150 Grain Belt.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 15, 2018 11:18 AM (ggAgX)

151 Mill's Best--beer for college kids too broke to cop an attitude.

Posted by: joncelli, yet again pillaging MST3K Like the Sea Peoples at May 15, 2018 11:18 AM (RD7QR)

152 I'll have to go out to the shop and see what that summertime beer I always get from Costco is named. Halfrican helped me last time, but I have developed really bad CRS as I age.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:18 AM (VgKNm)

153 Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:15 AM (RkYsP)

I was thinking it was usually a problem with CBD and OM posts. They tend to be photo-heavy so that would explain it. Any thoughts on how to deal with it, other than suffer patiently? I *can* suffer patiently, but would prefer to save it for a better cause.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2018 11:19 AM (rp9xB)

154 Strohs, Mickey's Big Mouth, Magnum, Colt 45, Old English 800...

Posted by: rockysan99 at May 15, 2018 11:19 AM (m7LQK)

155 Kirkland Light!

Posted by: rockysan99 at May 15, 2018 11:19 AM (m7LQK)

156 I was thinking it was usually a problem with CBD and OM posts. They tend to be photo-heavy so that would explain it. Any thoughts on how to deal with it, other than suffer patiently? I *can* suffer patiently, but would prefer to save it for a better cause.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


I'm on an iPhone. I have to suffer.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:19 AM (RkYsP)

157 Its horrid, but LBJ's great society set up poor people to support their party in power....

FIFY.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:19 AM (7LY+6)

158 Little Kings!

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 15, 2018 11:20 AM (sjdRT)

159 Old Milwaukee was launched as three quarts for a dollar in 1970
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam

1977 Goebel's 99 cent a six pack

Posted by: wrg500 at May 15, 2018 11:20 AM (Bdeb0)

160 Keeping voting for liberals and you will get more of the same. Duh.

Posted by: Cheri at May 15, 2018 11:20 AM (oiNtH)

161 152

.....
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:18 AM (VgKNm)

I read that use of cheap beer is an effective memory aid... it's science,and all....

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:21 AM (zSVEm)

162 98 Must see on twitter: #LetErikSpeak
Posted by: pete at May 15, 2018 11:11 AM (meg+g)

After the Jerusalem ceremony, I expect things to pick up speed taking down the Pedo Deep State to the point that the MSM won't be able to ignore the stories.

Posted by: Monk at May 15, 2018 11:21 AM (8SG/h)

163 Keeping voting for liberals and you will get more of the same. Duh.

Posted by: Cheri

Bad beer?

Posted by: wrg500 at May 15, 2018 11:21 AM (Bdeb0)

164 I will see your Schlitz and raise you a Falstaff.... nature's stool softener...
Posted by: kraken

Ballintine

Posted by: wrg500 at May 15, 2018 11:17 AM (Bdeb0)


Icehouse.

Or Red, White and Blue.

Beers for the enemy in your life.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 15, 2018 11:21 AM (kqsXK)

165 If you stand there and clap loudly to a Joe Biden "They're gonna put you all in chains!" or a Hillary Clinton "I 'aint no ways tired!" and you think that they are fighting for you.....you've found the problem...it is you.

Posted by: Cheri at May 15, 2018 11:22 AM (oiNtH)

166 Fucking Goebel's. Couldn't remember the name. Awful shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 15, 2018 11:22 AM (ggAgX)

167 Grandpa's theory, cheap beer means more money for expensive booze

Posted by: auscolpyr at May 15, 2018 11:22 AM (suO/a)

168 Schlitz Tall Boy. Brown label, white can.

Schlitz & Falstaff.

Only two beers that will allow you to stand flat footed and shit thru a screen door.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:22 AM (RkYsP)

169 Hamm's beer.... with the cartoon bear...

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:22 AM (zSVEm)

170 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at May 15, 2018 11:16 AM (BHXAq)

I believe that the deepest damage of the Disparity Fallacy is that it creates and feeds paranoia while actively discouraging personal responsibility. A paranoiac with feelings of victimhood is an easy tool to use against political enemies because they will do nearly *anything*.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2018 11:23 AM (rp9xB)

171 I will see your Schlitz and raise you a Falstaff.... nature's stool softener...

Posted by: kraken

I'll raise you: Genesee Cream Ale. aka Genesee Screamers.
You haven't experienced gastro-intestinal distress until you have had a long night of drinking this stuff from a keg. About the only time where it would be appropriate for a guy to wear a heavy duty maxipad in his shorts. If the anal seepage wasn't enough to worry about (was it a fart or a shart?), the amount of noxious fumes you will expel not only clears rooms, but justifies a call to the EPA.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 15, 2018 11:23 AM (jxbfJ)

172 >>>"As an anti-racist, when I see racial disparities, I see racism."

The NBA is rayciss!

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 11:23 AM (/qEW2)

173 The way you know millennial boys are just fucked, they drink PBR

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:23 AM (6Ll1u)

174 I saw a documentary on the Indian First Peoples Wars which proposed that the cause of the wars was not so much white racism/imperialism as it was the introduction of the horse to the tribes. What were before stone age hunter gatherer tribes abandon their culture and replaced it with a horse warrior culture. The settlers simply could not abide roving bands of violent looters. I think something similar is happening with Islam. Centuries of an imperfect peace are being replaced with jihadi culture which we can neither ignore nor accept.

I'm afraid the Black Lives Matter and Antifa movements are similar. Any perceived slight or injustice is met violence regardless of the circumstances. As low as Starbucks and their ilk are willing to bow will not be low enough and we will not be able to abide their violence. Thank God that there are at least some signs that some blacks realize the futility of racial hatred. (And further I don't believe that the majority of American blacks want this constantly increasing racial animosity.)

But one who does:


Tamika D. Mallory
@TamikaDMallory
We should be walking around with our heads hung in shame.

So far 37 ppl dead, including 4 children.

While America celebrates in Jerusalem, ppl are dying miles away.

This is sick..but we should not be surprised becuz America turns the blind eye to Black death and abuse everyday.

More blithering evil:

https://bit.ly/2rIOg9Z

Posted by: United Nations Human Rights Officials at May 15, 2018 11:23 AM (+y/Ru)

175 word

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 15, 2018 11:23 AM (FZYNt)

176 Hamm's, Iron City, Gennessee, Rhinegold, Black Label.

Posted by: BignJames at May 15, 2018 11:23 AM (0+nbW)

177 turn off java script in the settings or something

Posted by: lin-duh @ work at May 15, 2018 11:24 AM (9iLHi)

178 Only two beers that will allow you to stand flat footed and shit thru a screen door.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:22 AM



Oh good Lord! Now I'm going to be picturing that in my mind all damned day.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2018 11:24 AM (0tfLf)

179 Ta-Grape Nehi is simply incapable of happiness unless he's yelling about racism and social injustice.

His brain is cross-wired.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:24 AM (xJa6I)

180 177. Slap iron to it!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:24 AM (fA1SL)

181

There are not enough white boys playing pro basketball. We need an affirmative action program for white boys who can't jump. There is more to the game of B-Ball than jumping and very large hands.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 15, 2018 11:24 AM (roQNm)

182 From the land of sky-blue waters . . . Hamms the beer refreshing.

Grandpa was a Cubs fan.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2018 11:24 AM (MIKMs)

183 Why are progressives constantly demanding African-Americans culturally appropriate Euro-American culture of getting a job, working hard, getting educated, getting married, having children after marriage, raising children with two parent influence.

Posted by: Central Scrutinizer at May 15, 2018 11:25 AM (vI+F1)

184 The worst beer of all time is Steel Reserve. Followed closely by South Paw

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 15, 2018 11:25 AM (EZSQ8)

185 Tom Wolfe's novels, especially A Man in Full, are dynamite. He appreciated James M. Cain -- said that reading a Cain book was like getting into a racing car, and the driver had it up to 60 before you could close the door. Still one of the best descriptions of Cain's style and technique I've ever read.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2018 11:25 AM (VeiQZ)

186 The Grievance Class.
It's an evergreen industry.
I am aggrieved, pay me.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at May 15, 2018 11:26 AM (w7KSn)

187 145 Re calibre wars. Rooshia is fielding two new rifles - AK 12 & AK 15 - in that 5.45 and the superior 7.62x39. Say what you will, but they're not playing games with new wonder rounds. They've found two calibres what work for them and are sticking with them. Our procurement process is an embarrassment.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:17 AM (fA1SL)

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

More precisely, they're moving BACK to 7.62x39. It's kinda funny to me, because Kalashnikov was supposedly not a big fan of the move to 5.45. Guess the old Tanker had it right the first time! The Finns (who historically copied Russian loadouts, for, *ahem* informal resupply reasons) stayed with 7.62 and never went to 5.45. I'm curious as to how the Russians plan to field the 2 calibers, though. 5.45 for REMFs (easier to shoot) and 7.62x39 for frontline, maybe?

Posted by: Jackal at May 15, 2018 11:26 AM (Fc7o8)

188 In my bottom feeding drinking days, I bought Stroh's and a little concoction name of Rhinelander...

Brown Derby here. And I kept coming back because of the little rebuses they had under every bottle cap.

Posted by: t-bird at May 15, 2018 11:26 AM (w1zJX)

189 Good morning! only 8:30 in the west coast and you guys are three posts in already. yikes. i'll never catch up.

Posted by: IC at May 15, 2018 11:26 AM (a0IVu)

190 I don't understand the point of Salamander's "Simple right thing" article.

Developing a new weapon platform is time consuming, expensive, and nobody knows if the end result is going to be good.

The top brass are always going to want better equipment right now dammit.

Bureaucracy is always going to be an impediment to a good result, but even if you could magic wand them into streamlining the process perfectly, you STILL don't know if the end result is going to be good.

Blaming bean counters and bureaucrats is kind of a cop out. Of course they are impediments, but when it comes to new, innovative, great weapon platforms, at the core center of the process, you're counting on a miracle; the inspiration that hopefully comes to create something new and good. If it were a simple iterative process, we'd already have a clear path forward (new barrel material or lining or whatever).

So really, what's the point? There are impediments and focus is sometimes wrong and our kids are dying because they don't have the absolute best, perfect weapon and bureaucrats are slowing things down. Ok. When has this ever not been the case and in what perfect world will it not continue to be the case?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 15, 2018 11:26 AM (iv0p7)

191 >> Must see on twitter: #LetErikSpeak


Well....that certainly has the potential to make Clinton Inc. squirm. Weiner's laptop likely had his pedo stuff and Huma's "Insurance" folder of goodies, including classified docs and potentially a paper trail of the Clinton Foundations' pay-to-play shenanigans....

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2018 11:26 AM (W+vEI)

192 Oh good Lord! Now I'm going to be picturing that in my mind all damned day.
Posted by: Diogenes


And my grandfather drove for Falstaff.
And loved boilermakers.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:26 AM (RkYsP)

193 >>>183 Why are progressives constantly demanding African-Americans culturally appropriate Euro-American culture of getting a job, working hard, getting educated, getting married, having children after marriage, raising children with two parent influence.
Posted by: Central Scrutinizer at May 15, 2018 11:25 AM (vI+F1)
________
Which they did at HIGHER rates than whites before the 60s.

Something changed around then...

Posted by: Anthony Weiner gyrating in a thong at May 15, 2018 11:27 AM (EZSQ8)

194 >>131 Mickey's Big Mouth
Posted by: backbeatbaby at May 15, 2018 11:15 AM (w7KSn)

And when you threw an empty, it made that satisfying "hoo-hoo-hoo" whistling sound.

Posted by: Plenipotentiary Zod at May 15, 2018 11:27 AM (Bdeb0)

195 You know ... a "cheaper" beer that I like just fine is Miller High Life Light.

But - you don't see it in the grocery-store much anymore. And it's much better in bottles than cans.

Honestly - the way beer prices keep going up - they're about to price me out. Just because I CAN pay it don't mean I WILL pay it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:27 AM (fiGNd)

196 149 Old Milwaukee was launched as three quarts for a dollar in 1970
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 15, 2018

*
*
I remember buying Falstaff or Bud at the grocery in 1971, .50 quart. So I'm not surprised that Old Milwaukee tried to undercut them.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2018 11:28 AM (VeiQZ)

197 187. That 5.45 round served them well in Afghanistan and Chechnya. 'The poison bullet,' it was called - high velocity round, small mass, tumbles like a drunken gymnast. But that 7.62 round is still the favorite. Gots oomph and heft to penetrate cover, it does. And, they've already got the infrastructure to continue its production.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (fA1SL)

198 Speaking of racism, I see Spike Lee is on a tear there in Cannes. Pure hate.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (0tfLf)

199 The way you know millennial boys are just fucked, they drink PBR

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:23 AM (6Ll1u)

-

PBR itself isn't bad for cheap beer. It's a great candidate for $1 cup happy hour at pool halls, for example.

Millennials are f*cking idiots because they are paying $5 a can. No joke. I went to see a musician in a small venue recently and there it was. $5 a can. My wife and I laughed and laughed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (VgKNm)

200 Get moody with Hudi.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (vtcmf)

201 195

You know ... a "cheaper" beer that I like just fine is Miller High Life Light.

But - you don't see it in the grocery-store much anymore. And it's much better in bottles than cans.

Honestly - the way beer prices keep going up - they're about to price me out. Just because I CAN pay it don't mean I WILL pay it.
Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:27 AM (fiGNd)

Well, there's always Knock-off Fentanyl....

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (zSVEm)

202

Yes.
It is still brewed under contract somewhere but I forget by whom. Sadly the brewery in Olympia has been shut down for years.


Last I heard, Olympia got bought out by Stroh's or their parent company.

Oly found an artesan well near B'ham a few decades ago that was pretty close to the well they use in Washington. They wanted to build another brewery for the Eastern US.

But those fine upright snake-handlers wouldn't allow heathen debil alcohol to be made there. Apparently they didn't want the jobs or the tax dollars from it either.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (GdWl+)

203 I think the worst beer was Leinenkugels. Worse than Rolling Rock. Never understood my WI friends swearing by that one.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (MIKMs)

204 Someone mentioned Red, White & Blue above.

It's beer for people who think PBR is too flavorful.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (ppBhU)

205 Natty Light - the national beer of Alabama

Posted by: rammajamma at May 15, 2018 11:30 AM (AjNMO)

206 Come with me if you want to live.


The T-3 cannot be stopped with weapons of this era.

Posted by: Kit at May 15, 2018 11:30 AM (ymnmz)

207 Wayyyyy too many words, man. And you know what that means...RACIST!!!!

Posted by: Ta-Nehisi Coates at May 15, 2018 11:30 AM (yLFxu)

208 Millennials are f*cking idiots because they are paying $5 a can. No joke. I went to see a musician in a small venue recently and there it was. $5 a can. My wife and I laughed and laughed.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (VgKNm)

I would love 5 a can. Last concert I went to 12 a can.

Posted by: wrg500 at May 15, 2018 11:30 AM (Bdeb0)

209 Spike Lee... poster boy for the old adage " a legend in his own mind".....

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:30 AM (zSVEm)

210 Damn you people and your cheap beer! Now I'm going to have to go buy a can of malt liquor just for the headache.

Posted by: Fritz at May 15, 2018 11:31 AM (2Mnv1)

211 >203
I think the worst beer was Leinenkugels. Worse than Rolling Rock. Never understood my WI friends swearing by that one.


Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (MIKMs)


That is brewed about 2 miles from where I sit, loading my guns.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 15, 2018 11:31 AM (sjdRT)

212 "Weiner's laptop likely had his pedo stuff and Huma's "Insurance" folder of goodies, including classified docs and potentially a paper trail of the Clinton Foundations' pay-to-play shenanigans...."

If you wonder why nothing has ever happened with that, I've read that prosecution of these crimes was horse traded for no Fed lawsuit over the NYPD cops who choked the guy selling loosies.

Bongino podcast.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at May 15, 2018 11:31 AM (w7KSn)

213
Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (MIKMs)

How long ago was that? Down here in TX, it goes for $8 a six pack for the shandy.

Posted by: auscolpyr at May 15, 2018 11:31 AM (suO/a)

214 So you guys have managed to get me 30 year old beer jingles stuck in my head.

"My Beer is Rhinegold the dry Beer. Think of Rhinegold when ever you buy beer.

It's refreshing not sweet it's the extra dry treat.

Wont you try extra dry Rhinegold beer!

Now you can share my earworm.

Posted by: Big V at May 15, 2018 11:31 AM (ZvLtE)

215 Natty Light - the national beer of Alabama

Posted by: rammajamma at May 15, 2018 11:30 AM (AjNMO)


It's kinda' Virtue Signalling ... Signalling the Virtue that I Don't Give A Damn if You Think I'm White Trash.

Drank my share of it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:31 AM (fiGNd)

216 Leinenkugels:

Not a fan of their usual, but they have a couple that are really good: Snowdrift Vanilla Porter and Creamy Dark .

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at May 15, 2018 11:32 AM (ppBhU)

217 First beer I drank was a Schlitz, guy across the street had four daughters and no sons, we would play catch and he would bring the heat. My first girlfriend was his youngest daughter. Of course he had four daughters and no sons. Catholic school girls. Best beer I ever had.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:32 AM (6Ll1u)

218 And my grandfather drove for Falstaff.
And loved boilermakers.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018

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Boilermakers gave me headaches before I'd stagger off to sleep, instead of after I woke up. Glad I am that I don't drink any more. The price$$$ alone are astonishing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2018 11:32 AM (VeiQZ)

219 Mickey's Big Mouth - comes complete with a skunk in each bottle.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 15, 2018 11:32 AM (vtcmf)

220 210
Damn you people and your cheap beer! Now I'm going to have to go buy a can of malt liquor just for the headache.


Posted by: Fritz at May 15, 2018 11:31 AM (2Mnv1)


A good cheap beer back in the day was Hamm's. An ice cold Hamm's would fit the spot after mowing the lawn.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 15, 2018 11:33 AM (ymnmz)

221 Summer Shandy. That's the name. Can't remember who makes it, but Costco sells it so I'm sure it's everywhere. Probably not great unless you're in or have been in the sun, but really good after cutting the yard. Or during.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:33 AM (VgKNm)

222 220. Yep. I learned about lawnmower beer shortly after immigrating to Texas.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:33 AM (fA1SL)

223 Mormon girls were the best back in the day.
They loved to get down

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 15, 2018 11:33 AM (05zlU)

224 >221
Summer Shandy. That's the name. Can't remember who makes it, but Costco
sells it so I'm sure it's everywhere. Probably not great unless you're
in or have been in the sun, but really good after cutting the yard. Or
during.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:33 AM (VgKNm)


Brewed by Leinenkugel's, which is owned by Miller.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 15, 2018 11:34 AM (sjdRT)

225 Hamm's wasn't bad. I never thought Milwaukee's Best was bad for what it was.

Southwest Indiana used to swear by Busch Light. A decent, cheap beer. I'll be damned if that shit ain't getting more expensive now.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:34 AM (fiGNd)

226 I just looked up a picture of this Table-Nazi Croaks guy.

He's ugly and dumb. I don't care if phrenology is allegedly discredited. That man's mouth and jaw are larger than his cranium as if Mr.PotatoHead decided his proportions just weren't weird enough so he tacked on the lowest cheekbones this side of a cro-magnon.

Mr.Table-Nazi Croaks manages to combine an obnoxiously large chin with a weak and receiving chin line. Perfectly capturing the essence of man who want to boldly be seen while fleeing from the enemy in pant-wetting terror.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 15, 2018 11:34 AM (EZSQ8)

227 First beer I drank was a Schlitz, guy across the street had four daughters and no sons, we would play catch and he would bring the heat. My first girlfriend was his youngest daughter. Of course he had four daughters and no sons. Catholic school girls. Best beer I ever had.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:32 AM (6Ll1u)

Schlitz....haven't had one since...5th grade.

Posted by: BignJames at May 15, 2018 11:34 AM (0+nbW)

228
As has been pointed out by many, Trump's election has exposed a lot of people. Spike Lee has exposed his perfidy and racism. But mostly his racism.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 15, 2018 11:34 AM (r+sAi)

229 You should see ME now!


Ah Ha sitting pretty. Altogether in Schaeffer city!

Posted by: Marci Hopikins at May 15, 2018 11:34 AM (ymnmz)

230 I like 7.62x39 for engagements out to 200.

The bullet drop is pretty ugly after that.

Now that works if you're mostly going to do urban ops but if you need to take a shot at 400...I can't endorse 7.62x39.

The AK is a true assault rifle, intended to be used by assaulting Russian/Warsaw Pact troops using Russian mechanized assault doctrine. (That Doctrine works damn well, by the way.)

I've been hearing good things about 6.8 and 6.5 for a few years now. There's no reason we can't switch to that caliber in 3 years time. None. Except the Military could fuck up a wet dream.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:34 AM (xJa6I)

231 I expect everyone has noticed the common talking point of "We have to wait to see what's in Mueller's report."

But it occurs to me that we have no rational expectation of actually seeing anything in it. Or at least, seeing more than "We find the President guilty of obstruction of justice, and of collusion with the Russians, in light of the following evidence: [REDACTED]"

People ought to get ahead of this.

Posted by: George LeS at May 15, 2018 11:35 AM (/ki+X)

232 217. . . My first girlfriend was his youngest daughter. Of course he had four daughters and no sons. Catholic school girls. Best beer I ever had.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018

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I dunno what it is about Catholic girls, but of the major relationships in my life, including the current one, 3/4 were raised Cat'lick. And as you might have guessed, it didn't take.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2018 11:35 AM (VeiQZ)

233 How long ago was that? Down here in TX, it goes for $8 a six pack for the shandy.
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Mid-70s Leinies were just over the border and cheep, cheep, cheep.

I'm old and really appreciate PBR (cheap where I live) and Old Milwaukee on sale.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2018 11:35 AM (MIKMs)

234 I'll assume it was a terrible idea to browse onion sites without a proxy and VPN?

Posted by: Monk at May 15, 2018 11:35 AM (8SG/h)

235 Hrmph. Never was a beer guy. I'm going to miss mead and cider. Stupid Welbutrin.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 15, 2018 11:35 AM (AM1GF)

236 You know, I drank too much last night, but all this talk makes me wish I had an ice-cold Bud right about now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 15, 2018 11:35 AM (kqsXK)

237 197 187. That 5.45 round served them well in Afghanistan and Chechnya. 'The poison bullet,' it was called - high velocity round, small mass, tumbles like a drunken gymnast. But that 7.62 round is still the favorite. Gots oomph and heft to penetrate cover, it does. And, they've already got the infrastructure to continue its production.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:29 AM (fA1SL)

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

With the 5.45, they copied a trick that they used with the 7N6 "Sniper" ammo: an air pocket in the tip underneath the jacket. It gives better long range ballistics, and as a bonus, causes it to tumble like mad. I think it was the Brits who first stumbled onto this with Mk VI ball: initally it had an aluminum tip under the jacket but switched to wood pulp during WW1. M193 5.56 does its own nastiness, provided it doesn't get deflected or shattered by brush: Massive cavitation on impact causing horrific wounds within 3 to 4 hundred yards. I think 5.56 would have a simlar rep to 5.45 had it first been fielded in the desert like 5.45.

Posted by: Jackal at May 15, 2018 11:36 AM (Fc7o8)

238

The worst beer of all time is Steel Reserve. Followed closely by South Paw


Sooo, no love for Old Frothingslosh?

I am disappoint.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 15, 2018 11:36 AM (GdWl+)

239 Seriously though, it's beer. As looking as it's not spoiled or near beer 3.2, it's beer.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:36 AM (7LY+6)

240 212
"Weiner's laptop likely had his pedo stuff and Huma's "Insurance" folder
of goodies, including classified docs and potentially a paper trail of
the Clinton Foundations' pay-to-play shenanigans...."



If you wonder why nothing has ever happened with that, I've read
that prosecution of these crimes was horse traded for no Fed lawsuit
over the NYPD cops who choked the guy selling loosies.



Bongino podcast.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at May 15, 2018 11:31 AM (w7KSn)


Jeebus. Collusion much?

Posted by: Marci Hopikins at May 15, 2018 11:36 AM (ymnmz)

241 184 The worst beer of all time is Steel Reserve. Followed closely by South Paw

try a Pearl Light and get back to us

Posted by: DanMan at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (XTiHL)

242 I've been hearing good things about 6.8 and 6.5 for a few years now. There's no reason we can't switch to that caliber in 3 years time. None. Except the Military could fuck up a wet dream.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:34 AM (xJa6I)


Why do I have this voice in the back of my head telling me that, if we go to 6.5 or 6.8 - then 5.56 prices will go up while 6.5 or 6.8 magically doesn't become commercially available any cheaper than now ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (fiGNd)

243 Coors light
Worst fucking beer ever

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (yLFxu)

244 I know I'm going to get shit for this but...I don't like beer.

I'll drink the harder stuff, mixed drinks and the like now and then. But Beer, like coffee and cigarettes, are a taste I never acquired.

I do like rootbeer though, quite a bit.

Go ahead and throw things. I'm big, I can take the hits.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (xJa6I)

245
Brew 102: Perfected After 101 Brews

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (10vO4)

246 National Bohemian. Baltimore.

That is all.

Posted by: Plenipotentiary Zod at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (Bdeb0)

247 "It's cultural, not racial. and that's when the fight started.

Posted by: Grump928

ha, so true. And IQ is linked to genetics (obviously) and race is genetic (though the left wants that argument both ways ... no such thing as race, except when it comes to evil white man. And no, it is not racist to recognize IQ differences in races ... it is hard science. But many call that freak flag racism ... but that is PC nonsense)

there are obvious strong ties between race and culture. I watched some of the BBC coverage of the election night recently, and one guy was pointing out how Trump won rust belt states where the white population was higher than the national average. Michigan was like 76% white iirc, while the national average is like 62% white.

And they pointed out that Trump won with white women as well. American coverage was much less open about the "white vote" except to call whites racist haters for voting "America First".

If blacks and "white Hispanics" are to thrive, we should stop flooding the labor market with cheap foreign labor, and start serving American interests first, rather than pretending China trades "fairly". (and why trade with China at all instead of employing Americans in Detroit?)

Posted by: illiniwek at May 15, 2018 11:38 AM (bT8Z4)

248 230. Yep. The SMR way of war is not NATO's. They do fight very differently. I was shocked the first time I fired the 5.56 round. It seemed suitable only for a limited range of encounters in fairly clear and open areas. More accurate than 7.62x39? Natch. But limited. I'm hopeful we can get a decent round and rifles to our troops. This M 16 is a catastrophe.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:38 AM (fA1SL)

249 I don't like beer either. The modern shit is all retarded and tastes like the ghey.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 15, 2018 11:38 AM (yLFxu)

250 Oh guns.... I love taking my SKS out with my 40 round mags all packed up tight with the very inexpensive steel cased rounds available.... setting up some Tannerite targets .... good clean fun....

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:39 AM (zSVEm)

251 Coors light
Worst fucking beer ever

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (yLFxu)

For people who don't like beer.

Posted by: BignJames at May 15, 2018 11:39 AM (0+nbW)

252 I always thought "Do the Right Thing" was a movie about the tragedy of a race hustler, played by Lee, stiring up a meaningless riot and getting his friend killed and neighborhood burned down.

The lesson I learned from it was "Don't be an asshole like Spike Lee"

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 15, 2018 11:39 AM (EZSQ8)

253 242 I've been hearing good things about 6.8 and 6.5 for a few years now. There's no reason we can't switch to that caliber in 3 years time. None. Except the Military could fuck up a wet dream.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:34 AM (xJa6I)

Why do I have this voice in the back of my head telling me that, if we go to 6.5 or 6.8 - then 5.56 prices will go up while 6.5 or 6.8 magically doesn't become commercially available any cheaper than now ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (fiGNd)

Well, it's a racket

But who knows, 5.56 ammo is fairly cheap now. And that wouldn't be true if there weren't so many ARs around.

What worries me is polymer cased ammo. That's going to fuck up reloading for everyone. From an 'alternate logistics' viewpoints, I'm not a fan. It's going to happen though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:39 AM (xJa6I)

254 "As an anti-racist, when I see racial disparities, I see racism."

That's like saying, "whenever a man has PIV sex with a woman, it's rape". Or "when I see a hurricane, I see the results of global warming". Or "whenever a species goes extinct, it's because of human activity".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 11:39 AM (/qEW2)

255
Never heard of Rheingold or the song. So here's the ad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfc4InJ7shk

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 15, 2018 11:39 AM (r+sAi)

256 There is another, fourth category of possibility: other than to blame "the race" (being racist), blaming "racism" or blaming "culture." That is not to blame, but to accept that the interplay of individual and cultural differences produces different outcomes for individuals, and that the only way to create "equal" outcomes would be to crush both individualism and culture.

Obviously this is not so much about the extreme ends of social pathology (crime, extreme poverty, in which case the blame/change culture argument is probably the strongest). But for all the less-extreme stuff, e.g. percentages in the sciences, at a particular college, in a sports program, in a music studio etc I say vive la difference and get on with our own lives.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 15, 2018 11:39 AM (koNhm)

257 My beer of choice is a Grey Goose Gibson, up with extra onions

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 15, 2018 11:40 AM (yLFxu)

258 None. Except the Military could fuck up a wet dream.
Well, there is that minor little detail regarding eight gazillion metric shit tons of stockpiled 5.56.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 15, 2018 11:40 AM (vtcmf)

259 I know I'm going to get shit for this but...I don't like beer.

-

Me neither. I'll drink it but I rarely seek it out, although I've had some good ones that I'd drink again if given an opportunity.

I'm old enough to not care, so that makes things easier.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 15, 2018 11:40 AM (VgKNm)

260 243
Coors light
Worst fucking beer ever
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (yLFxu)

Word.... It's like.... why bother? You have tap water, after all.....

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:40 AM (zSVEm)

261 tastes like the ghey"

Hmmm. One might wonder how another knows what the ghey tastes of...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:41 AM (7LY+6)

262 I know I'm going to get shit for this but...I don't like beer.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (xJa6I)


Really is an acquired taste.

In college, I only drank whiskey. Now - only beer. Go figure.

Ah ... the glory days ... Pint of ET in a gallon of Iced Tea. Down by the pool. Stoned out of my mind. Playing in bands.

How in the fuck did I end up here ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:41 AM (fiGNd)

263 setting up some Tannerite targets

Are you going to reenact the refrigerator video? The one with the fridge door flying right by the shooter?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 15, 2018 11:41 AM (iv0p7)

264 Let me tell you about metric shit tons

Posted by: Rachel corrie at May 15, 2018 11:41 AM (yLFxu)

265 >>If you wonder why nothing has ever happened with that, I've read
that prosecution of these crimes was horse traded for no Fed lawsuit
over the NYPD cops who choked the guy selling loosies.


Makes sense.
Meanwhile, Huma was having a grand old time at last Monday's Met Gala, and was recently given a sympathetic interview where she talked about her friendship with (Mrs. Harvey Weinstein) Georgina Chapman and why people are so mean to them (skinny, rich, etc.).

Hope the OIG report and/or the re-opened Hillary email and Clinton Foundation investigations scoop her MB ass up with the rest of the corrupt Clinton crew.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2018 11:41 AM (W+vEI)

266 >>ha, so true. And IQ is linked to genetics (obviously) and race is genetic (though the left wants that argument both ways ... no such thing as race, except when it comes to evil white man. And no, it is not racist to recognize IQ differences in races ... it is hard science. But many call that freak flag racism ... but that is PC nonsense)Posted by: illiniwek at May 15, 2018 11:38 AM (bT8Z4)

'Strewth.

Posted by: Plenipotentiary Zod at May 15, 2018 11:42 AM (Bdeb0)

267 >>I know I'm going to get shit for this but...I don't like beer.


You shouldn't. It's really disgusting.

Like thin bile with a hint of urine.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 11:42 AM (3M4WN)

268 Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 15, 2018 11:34 AM (r+sAi)

Do the Right Thing, should've been the tip off that this jerk weed is a racist asshole.

Posted by: auscolpyr at May 15, 2018 11:42 AM (suO/a)

269 258 None. Except the Military could fuck up a wet dream.
Well, there is that minor little detail regarding eight gazillion metric shit tons of stockpiled 5.56.
Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 15, 2018 11:40 AM (vtcmf)

Sell it. Sell it to us.

Or save it for the second-line troops the way the Russians do.

There's no problem that can't be overcome far more cheaply for the price of one F35.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:42 AM (xJa6I)

270 230 I like 7.62x39 for engagements out to 200.

The bullet drop is pretty ugly after that.

Now that works if you're mostly going to do urban ops but if you need to take a shot at 400...I can't endorse 7.62x39.

The AK is a true assault rifle, intended to be used by assaulting Russian/Warsaw Pact troops using Russian mechanized assault doctrine. (That Doctrine works damn well, by the way.)

I've been hearing good things about 6.8 and 6.5 for a few years now. There's no reason we can't switch to that caliber in 3 years time. None. Except the Military could fuck up a wet dream.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:34 AM (xJa6I)

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

I think the Serbs are planning to go to 6.5 Grendel. It'd be a damn near ideal caliber: Fast, high penetrating short range loads around 100gn for infantry, heavier,but flatter shooting 120 to 130 grn loads for DMR, and hot heavy 130 grn loads for the SAW. I've seen heavier loads for it that approach 139grn 6.5 Swede milsurp out of a rifle barrel. You'd have a round that's a damn sight more flexible than 5.56.

Posted by: Jackal at May 15, 2018 11:42 AM (Fc7o8)

271
Never liked beer and cigarettes. Don't do drugs. My chemistry is screwed up enough without any extra stimulus.

Don't really like icky sex either.

It all comes down to money; never enough. All the fast car ads on TV back in the day seemed to have the subliminal message - get the hot car, get the hot girl. After getting the hot car I din't have any money left for the hot girl. So I learned to do without.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 15, 2018 11:42 AM (roQNm)

272 263

setting up some Tannerite targets

Are you going to reenact the refrigerator video? The one with the fridge door flying right by the shooter?
Posted by: bonhomme at May 15, 2018 11:41 AM (iv0p

Now that would be fun...

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:42 AM (zSVEm)

273 The one nasty assed beer no one has mentioned?

Red Stripe. Jamaican beer.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:43 AM (RkYsP)

274 Lizzy...from your fingertips to God's ear.

Posted by: Cheri at May 15, 2018 11:43 AM (oiNtH)

275 267 >>I know I'm going to get shit for this but...I don't like beer.


You shouldn't. It's really disgusting.

Like thin bile with a hint of urine.
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 11:42 AM (3M4WN)

LOL

Vivid, Garrett

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:43 AM (xJa6I)

276 "I never thought Milwaukee's Best was bad for what it was."

Milwaukee's Best Light is Miller Lite. Typically $0.67/can in Houston.

Posted by: DanMan at May 15, 2018 11:43 AM (XTiHL)

277 Sell it. Sell it to us.

Agree 100%. Two cents a round would be fine by me.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 15, 2018 11:43 AM (vtcmf)

278 Well, there is that minor little detail regarding eight gazillion metric shit tons of stockpiled 5.56.

Yep. How long would it take to spin up production of enough 6.8 to supply the military for a year, much less acquire 1/100 the stockpile we have in 5.56?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 15, 2018 11:43 AM (iv0p7)

279
But not as awful as Iron City - hands down the worst beer I've ever tasted. Did not finish the can.

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Concur. I was in Pittsburgh once and tried Iron City Light.
All I can think is that they took 10,000 gallons of fizzy water, added a pint of horse piss, then told it a story about hops.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad. at May 15, 2018 11:44 AM (wlVt0)

280 As an anti-rapist whenever I see sex, Its been me raping some poor woman.

So I assume it's true for everyone else too.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at May 15, 2018 11:44 AM (EZSQ8)

281 Red Stripe. Jamaican beer.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:43 AM (RkYsP)


I just puked a little.

Still better than Iron City. Steele Reserve mentioned above was really, really bad. I'd have to go ...

Red Strip > Steele Reserve > Red Stripe ?

Blah.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:44 AM (fiGNd)

282 Have never liked beer. I like fermented cider., some wines or mixed drinks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2018 11:44 AM (tpDAe)

283

Beer? Why bother...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 15, 2018 11:44 AM (mPeei)

284 My best beer experience was in Bend OR.
You have these self powered wagons with 10 beer drinkers sitting facing each other, with bicycle pedals that you pump while you have your "growler" mug, and you go from micro brewery to micro brewery.

The driver of the wagon is the designated sober person.

Sloshing good fun. Fun way to meet people also.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at May 15, 2018 11:44 AM (w7KSn)

285 I got emergency orders to be at Ft Sill Oklahoma in 3 days for school. I made it but my duffel bag didn't. Did I mention that it was from Germany? From drinking German beer to drinking 3.2 in days was traumatic. But you could buy it 24 hrs a day.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:45 AM (6Ll1u)

286 setting up some Tannerite targets

Are you going to reenact the refrigerator video? The one with the fridge door flying right by the shooter?
Posted by: bonhomme


I have to eventually. Blow a pond wall that is so inaccessible we can't get heavy equipment in.

Oh, and film it and send it to CDB.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:45 AM (RkYsP)

287 Spike Lee took time to call Trump a m*ther*cker while at Cannes. Brilliant.

Posted by: Cheri at May 15, 2018 11:45 AM (oiNtH)

288 I believe that the deepest damage of the Disparity Fallacy is that it creates and feeds paranoia while actively discouraging personal responsibility. A paranoiac with feelings of victimhood is an easy tool to use against political enemies because they will do nearly *anything*.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2018 11:23 AM (rp9xB)
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Diversity is also promotes a type of faith. Because, in what I've read, there has been no functional dynamic to it. It's basically an underwear gnome assumption. You gather diversity together -> ??? -> profit!!

And when you can't see the progress, that's a failure of your faith, you're spouting heresy against the magic elixir that is Diversity--it must be because you have a mark of HATE hidden in your soul.

It's perfect for closing the mind around it. Beat people when they can't see it, reward them when they parrot the dogma. Even though, I'm a sizable enough fan of diversity, I must analyze.

Posted by: Axeman at May 15, 2018 11:45 AM (vDqXW)

289 252 I always thought "Do the Right Thing" was a movie about the tragedy of a race hustler, played by Lee, stiring up a meaningless riot and getting his friend killed and neighborhood burned down.

The lesson I learned from it was "Don't be an asshole like Spike Lee"
Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 15, 2018 11:39 AM (EZSQ

I though it was avoid pizza joints who consistently go light on the cheese.

Posted by: Monk at May 15, 2018 11:45 AM (8SG/h)

290 polymer cased ammo"

Wonder - what's the upside to plastic "brass " anywho "

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (7LY+6)

291 Red, White & Blue Beer, Old Milwaukee company's Budget Beer as if Old Milwaukee wasn't bad enough

Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (y3aQB)

292

I know I'm going to get shit for this but...I don't like beer.


You shouldn't. It's really disgusting.

Like thin bile with a hint of urine.


You can always spot the poor unfortunate souls who've never tasted a properly poured Guinness from the tap.

You have my sympathy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (GdWl+)

293 278 Well, there is that minor little detail regarding eight gazillion metric shit tons of stockpiled 5.56.

Yep. How long would it take to spin up production of enough 6.8 to supply the military for a year, much less acquire 1/100 the stockpile we have in 5.56?
Posted by: bonhomme at May 15, 2018 11:43 AM (iv0p7)

The assembly line is an awesome thing.
I'd say two years, if we really try.
There's more than enough industrial capacity, more than enough workers for the work.

All that's lacking is will.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (xJa6I)

294 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (xJa6I)

I have to admit to purposefully developing a taste for beer so I could drink it in social situations. I buy a six pack a month and use half of one in "were-rabbit", as Eldest Kidlet calls it. My favorites are the vanilla or coffee flavored ones with fruit a close second.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (rp9xB)

295
Never heard of Rheingold or the song. So here's the ad.


I had never heard of it until a few years ago when a neigbor lady ( now departed) mention she was a finalist in the 1956 Miss Rheingold competition. Evidently Rheingold was a big deal in the midwest

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (10vO4)

296 I went incoherent just trying to rank Red Stripe, Steele Reserve, and Iron City ...

... that's how bad those are.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (fiGNd)

297 >>"As an anti-racist, when I see racial disparities, I see racism."


OK, now do Africa. I know, I know, colonization by European countries is a complicating factor, but why is there no Wakanda? Not the magical element-fueled fantasy stuff, but the harnessing natural resources to create a stabile, successful first word society?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (W+vEI)

298 290 polymer cased ammo"

Wonder - what's the upside to plastic "brass " anywho "
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (7LY+6)

Weight savings.

And it's an intermediate step to true caseless ammo.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:47 AM (xJa6I)

299 Red Stripe. Jamaican beer.

Not a drinker, so I have no opinion other than I loved those ads.

The way that guy said "hooraaay beah" made me happy.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 15, 2018 11:47 AM (iv0p7)

300 Been wanting a 6.5 upper...too bad I lost the lower in a bad canoe accident.

Posted by: USMC8541 One Shot to Slay Them All at May 15, 2018 11:47 AM (NmR1a)

301 Who cares if you like or don't like beer? As long as you drink, doesn't matter what.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 15, 2018 11:47 AM (tVWQB)

302 290 polymer cased ammo"

Wonder - what's the upside to plastic "brass " anywho "
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (7LY+6)

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

Lighter, chiefly. Also, you could make it to where it breaks down after fired. I wouldn't be suprised if DARPA were working on 3D printing cases, too.

Posted by: Jackal at May 15, 2018 11:47 AM (Fc7o8)

303 it is not racist to recognize IQ differences in races ... it is hard science.

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It's bad to deny science only sometimes. Other times it's required to avoid evil.

I do think that there's a problem with the metric itself; IQ is an imperfect measure.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2018 11:48 AM (+y/Ru)

304 298. Caseless ammo. It's the water-powered Cadillac of the firearms world.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:48 AM (fA1SL)

305 I want to wade in on this 5.56 thing. As is my wont, I am a bit of a contrarian.

I don't believe for 1 second that "bean counters" killed a change in the caliber.

How does that saying go? Amateurs think about tactics, professionals think about logistics? I don't really agree with that either, but do agree with its sentiment. Professionals cover the full spectrum - tactics, strategy, and logistics.

CDR S quotes a general who says that the cost of the rifle program is about the cost of a lugnut on an F35 - which is probably right. And why cost isn't the issue. There is weight on the soldier, the logistics in the field, the training that goes into the soldier, etc.

Improper weapons happen, and they have consequences. But I don't think the M16/M4 is an improper weapon. Why? Because, force on force, armies carrying them are beating armies carrying something else, everywhere, and all the time.

Lots of weapons people point to the "superiority" of German weapons in WWII. The MG42 is a supposed super weapon that scared our troops. But our troops armed with "inferior weapons" beat German troops.

Oh, but there is more to it than just one weapon! is the rejoinder.

Exactly. That is my point


Posted by: blaster at May 15, 2018 11:48 AM (Z5y53)

306 294 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:37 AM (xJa6I)

I have to admit to purposefully developing a taste for beer so I could drink it in social situations. I buy a six pack a month and use half of one in "were-rabbit", as Eldest Kidlet calls it. My favorites are the vanilla or coffee flavored ones with fruit a close second.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (rp9xB)

Social is the only reason I can see drinking it.
All my fiends are big, big beer drinkers.
And I live in micro-brew valhalla here around Seattle.

But I've never found a beer that really works for me.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:48 AM (xJa6I)

307 That a spiteful gnome like Spike Lee can prosper shows me that we do indeed live in a fallen world, and the doctrine of utter depravity is in effect....

and the doctrine of total stupidity... mostly that...

Posted by: kraken at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (zSVEm)

308 BREAKING: Gen. Flynn signed guilty plea after Mueller threatened his family, son: https://tinyurl.com/y7xynr36


Posted by: pete at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (meg+g)

309 Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (w7KSn)

310 John Solomon published another hard-hitting article in The Hill. Did y'all see that?

Here he is discussing it with Laura Ingraham and she seems to think this one may finally disqualify the little POS.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycheu6g4

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (rBnYq)

311 How in the fuck did I end up here ?

Story of my life.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (kqsXK)

312 The 30-06, which is an appropriate caliber to use on Bears and Elk, did a great job of killing humans. The 5.56 was adopted by the military because they figured out wounding the enemy tied up more of their troops than killing them did. In fact the modern AR rifles have a tighter twist rate than the Vietnam era M-16s partly to lessen even more the kill rate of common 5.56 ammo; so that it doesn't tumble and fragment when it hits an enemy soldier. While the tying up the troops theory holds true with regular armies, I am not so sure its a good idea against Jihadis.

Posted by: An Observation at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (pam24)

313 I like beer
It makes me a jolly good fellow

Posted by: Tom T at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (xBSm0)

314 I went incoherent just trying to rank Red Stripe, Steele Reserve, and Iron City ...

... that's how bad those are.
Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:46 AM (fiGNd)
++++
Try Stoney's ! Smithton Pa.'s Finest

Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 15, 2018 11:50 AM (y3aQB)

315 Weight savings."

"Estimated" weight savings. FWIW, what happens when a plastic bit hits hot metal?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:50 AM (7LY+6)

316 Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (w7KSn)


Makes tolerating my wife a Hell of a lot easier.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:50 AM (fiGNd)

317 305 I want to wade in on this 5.56 thing. As is my wont, I am a bit of a contrarian.

I don't believe for 1 second that "bean counters" killed a change in the caliber.

How does that saying go? Amateurs think about tactics, professionals think about logistics? I don't really agree with that either, but do agree with its sentiment. Professionals cover the full spectrum - tactics, strategy, and logistics.

CDR S quotes a general who says that the cost of the rifle program is about the cost of a lugnut on an F35 - which is probably right. And why cost isn't the issue. There is weight on the soldier, the logistics in the field, the training that goes into the soldier, etc.

Improper weapons happen, and they have consequences. But I don't think the M16/M4 is an improper weapon. Why? Because, force on force, armies carrying them are beating armies carrying something else, everywhere, and all the time.

Lots of weapons people point to the "superiority" of German weapons in WWII. The MG42 is a supposed super weapon that scared our troops. But our troops armed with "inferior weapons" beat German troops.

Oh, but there is more to it than just one weapon! is the rejoinder.

Exactly. That is my point


Posted by: blaster at May 15, 2018 11:48 AM (Z5y53)

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

And that's why 5.56 will hang around for the forseeable future: it's good enough. I can see them mainstreaming a Green tip variant of the 76grn variety, however.

Posted by: Jackal at May 15, 2018 11:51 AM (Fc7o8)

318 Should have planted regular Bud caps. Bud Light caps require too much pee.

Posted by: wth at May 15, 2018 11:51 AM (HgMAr)

319 Makes tolerating my wife a Hell of a lot easier.
Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:50 AM (fiGNd)

LOL. What is her alcohol of choice to tolerate you? ;^)

Sorry, Scoggy. I like you, but you opened yourself up to that one.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2018 11:51 AM (tpDAe)

320 Is a corn dog a sandwich?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:52 AM (6Ll1u)

321 267 >>I know I'm going to get shit for this but...I don't like beer.

You shouldn't. It's really disgusting.

Like thin bile with a hint of urine.
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018

*
*
When I drank, I was fine with beer. After I stopped, though, I'd smell beer on other people's breath. Eau de skunk. And I'd think, "I used to smell like that?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2018 11:52 AM (VeiQZ)

322 All I know is ... SHTF and I can only grab one ... I'm going right past the Mini-14 and grabbing the M1A Springfield and 7.62x51 mags.

Yeah - heavier. I don't care. Carried it all day plenty of times. Not a problem.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:52 AM (fiGNd)

323 @blaster

I'm with you to a point. We, and our allies, have made the 5.56 work. But the cartridge has also gotten people killed by not being as effective as it could be. Especially out of the 14 inch M4 barrel. (out of a 20 inch rifle, 5.56 gets enough velocity to do impressive damage)

Our tactics are mostly not rifle tactics, that was true in WW 2 as well. Machine guns and artillery do most of our killing.

But the 5.56 a pain point and a problem and it's a solvable one.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:52 AM (xJa6I)

324 it is not racist to recognize IQ differences in races ... it is hard science.

-
It's bad to deny science only sometimes. Other times it's required to avoid evil.

I do think that there's a problem with the metric itself; IQ is an imperfect measure.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2018 11:48 AM (+y/Ru)
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It's not really racist in a Christian mindset, but it is racist combining a sort of atheist zero-sum mindset where your intelligence is roughly equal to your worth. In Christian terms--and admittedly completely neutral atheist terms--there is no one metric of human worth.

Posted by: Axeman at May 15, 2018 11:52 AM (vDqXW)

325 322 All I know is ... SHTF and I can only grab one ... I'm going right past the Mini-14 and grabbing the M1A Springfield and 7.62x51 mags.

Yeah - heavier. I don't care. Carried it all day plenty of times. Not a problem.
Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:52 AM (fiGNd)

ScoggDog be preachin' !

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:53 AM (xJa6I)

326 The 5.56 was adopted by the military because they figured out wounding the enemy tied up more of their troops than killing them did.


That only works on people who have a conscience.
If they don't give a shit about their people...

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 11:53 AM (RkYsP)

327 "not an invitation for Ace's nonexistent racist friends to let their freak fly" I pray the day comes that we stop cowering from being called racist. To the left, all white non-leftists are racists who should be exterminated. The epithet has lost most of its power from overuse.

If we keep giving in to the a-holes, how long will it be before the electric company shuts off your power because you are a "racist?" They already suppress our speech, torpedo our jobs, run us out of the public square. Wait til your water gets shut off because you said something unkind about Michelle Obama.

Posted by: gp at May 15, 2018 11:53 AM (mk9aG)

328 Once the SAAMI specs for the 6.8 SPC were established and rifles were manufactured around those specs, I found that round to be quite acceptable in many respects. Alas, the canoeing accident put an end to the festivities.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at May 15, 2018 11:53 AM (vtcmf)

329 I like beer
It makes me a jolly good fellow


Posted by: Tom T at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (xBSm0)


Day drinkin' again -
We're real good friends;
Tellin' the waitress how we won the war -
And day drinkin' some more!

Posted by: Dave Dudley at May 15, 2018 11:53 AM (kqsXK)

330 Sorry, Scoggy. I like you, but you opened yourself up to that one.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2018 11:51 AM (tpDAe)


You gotta' quit apologizing.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:53 AM (fiGNd)

331 >"Estimated" weight savings. FWIW, what happens when a plastic bit hits hot metal?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:50 AM (7LY+6)


Like a shot gun shell?

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 15, 2018 11:53 AM (sjdRT)

332 I believe that the deepest damage of the Disparity Fallacy is that it creates and feeds paranoia while actively discouraging personal responsibility. A paranoiac with feelings of victimhood is an easy tool to use against political enemies because they will do nearly *anything*.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2018 11:23 AM (rp9xB)
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+1


I cannot think of a worse personal life philosophy than one that says "the deck is stacked against you and therefore any individual failure you may encounter can be excused away by saying that the system was conspiring to keep you down."

Talk about a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 15, 2018 11:54 AM (mk7Bj)

333 †My best beer experience was in Bend OR.†
You have these self powered wagons with 10 beer drinkers sitting facing each other, with bicycle pedals that you pump while you have your "growler" mug, and you go from micro brewery to micro brewery.†

The driver of the wagon is the designated sober person.†

Sloshing good fun. Fun way to meet people also.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at May 15, 2018 11:44 AM (w7KSn)
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A pedal pub in Bend? That must have been one heck of a workout!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 15, 2018 11:54 AM (DXNuH)

334 Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:53 AM (fiGNd)

So no answer. She tolerates you stone cold sober. She's quite some woman!.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2018 11:54 AM (tpDAe)

335 Tennessee Ernie Coates

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at May 15, 2018 11:54 AM (QQ+il)

336 It's very simple. Check how black immigrants do economically versus native born. They're all back so they would all face the same discrimination. Yet the results are not the same.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 15, 2018 11:54 AM (5HBd1)

337 I don't like Hefeweizen, it's like eating a sandwich.

Posted by: wth at May 15, 2018 11:55 AM (HgMAr)

338 315 Weight savings."

"Estimated" weight savings. FWIW, what happens when a plastic bit hits hot metal?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:50 AM (7LY+6)

Yeah, it's amazing how little the infantry load has changed over the years. If anything, they're expected to carry more.

I've been reading biographies of soldiers in AFPAK who were humping 200 pounds. Which is stupid on many levels.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:55 AM (xJa6I)

339 186 The Grievance Class.
It's an evergreen industry.
I choose to say that am aggrieved, pay me.

Accurized

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad. at May 15, 2018 11:55 AM (wlVt0)

340 BREAKING: Gen. Flynn signed guilty plea after Mueller threatened his family, son: https://tinyurl.com/y7xynr36

Posted by: pete at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (meg+g)
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The Mueller Stasi continues apace.

Posted by: Axeman at May 15, 2018 11:55 AM (vDqXW)

341 So no answer. She tolerates you stone cold sober. She's quite some woman!.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2018 11:54 AM (tpDAe)


I think she's just counting down ... same as me.

T- Four Years until liftoff.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:55 AM (fiGNd)

342
Sounding like black klannsman is the black racist version of the white racist movie birth of a nation promoted by fdr.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 15, 2018 11:55 AM (r+sAi)

343 And that's why 5.56 will hang around for the forseeable future: it's good enough. I can see them mainstreaming a Green tip variant of the 76grn variety, however.

Posted by: Jackal at May 15, 2018 11:51 AM (Fc7o


Kinda my thought.

We have plenty of 7.62 and plenty of things that send it downrange. If we have troops that need more range then give them some of those.

In 2002-2003 you couldn't hardly find an AR-10 because somebody was buying them all up. And sending them to Afghanistan.

AR10s make a lot of sense, you retain a lot of training and manual of arms.

Posted by: blaster at May 15, 2018 11:55 AM (Z5y53)

344 338. The mules of Marius.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:55 AM (fA1SL)

345 Is there's chili corn dog?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:56 AM (6Ll1u)

346 The most onomatopoeic of all beers....




Blatz

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad. at May 15, 2018 11:56 AM (wlVt0)

347 Like a shot gun shell?"

Not really the same...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:56 AM (7LY+6)

348 Cyclepub Tours
Bend, OR.
You can get sloshed, travel around without guilt and still burn off some calories while you do it.

Posted by: backbeatbaby at May 15, 2018 11:56 AM (w7KSn)

349 Despite the crude stupidity of Spike Lee, I don't think Trump obviously wasn't having cranla relations with his mother. She was a tough Scots immigrant from some island off the coast of Scotland. She would have probably brained him with some sort of Scottish weapon if he had tried anything.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2018 11:57 AM (tpDAe)

350 Yeah - heavier. I don't care. Carried it all day plenty of times. Not a problem.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:52 AM



This.

The first time you pick up a fully packed ruck, that damned thing is heavy. After the first firefight, you never notice the weight again.

You just get used to it.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2018 11:57 AM (0tfLf)

351 Geez ... half the day shot.

Later.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 15, 2018 11:57 AM (fiGNd)

352 it's amazing how little the infantry load has changed over the years

Since Marius' Mules.

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at May 15, 2018 11:57 AM (QQ+il)

353 dammit

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 15, 2018 11:57 AM (QQ+il)

354 No carrots

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 11:57 AM (6Ll1u)

355

How in the fuck did I end up here ?

Story of my life.



I don't seem to recall ordering all of these shit sandwiches I've been forced to eat all these years.

Yet, they persist in making my life miserable.

How nice it would be be like Snoop Dog. Has an IQ right around 80 and can barely put a sentence together, yet wants for nothing. He can pick up a phone and have a brand new Bentley delivered to his house before the sun sets while I hope to have enough money to get my eye exam sometime soon. Like sometime this year. Maybe. If I'm lucky.

Proof that God luvs me, I guess.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 15, 2018 11:57 AM (GdWl+)

356 348-Changed sentence midstream-Meant "I don't think Trump was having carnal relations with his mother"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2018 11:58 AM (tpDAe)

357 http://bit.ly/2KrUcuN
====
CBS Doesn't Like Own Mueller Poll, So Fox Has to Report It - True Pundit

Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 15, 2018 11:58 AM (y3aQB)

358 All right, off to play.

But before I go...

Beaver

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver at May 15, 2018 11:58 AM (xJa6I)

359 Despite the crude stupidity of Spike Lee, I don't think Trump obviously wasn't having cranla relations with his mother.
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Don't worry. We're looking into it.

Posted by: Robert Mueller at May 15, 2018 11:58 AM (vDqXW)

360
BREAKING: Gen. Flynn signed guilty plea after Mueller threatened his family, son


Posted by: pete at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (meg+g)



This type of thing is why Trump's numbers are improving among the electorate as a whole and African Americans in particular

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 15, 2018 11:58 AM (10vO4)

361 338. The mules of Marius.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 11:55 AM (fA1SL)



I can't believe I got beat out to that historic tidbit.

The Horde knowledge is vast and fast.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 15, 2018 11:59 AM (QQ+il)

362 Is a corn dog a sandwich?"

Indeed.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 11:59 AM (7LY+6)

363 Tennessee Ernie Coates

-
You slave 400 years and what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2018 11:59 AM (+y/Ru)

364

Speaking of caliber, youtube has helmet camera video of fire-fights, and you can't see a damn thing in the video. So this one guy is laying down suppression fire, and I'm watching him throw rounds into the tree line and I'm wondering just how much ammo a foot patrol carries. He's gonna run out pretty soon, and then what?

Ammo is just like money, you never have enough.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 15, 2018 12:00 PM (roQNm)

365 Talk about a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 15, 2018 11:54 AM (mk7Bj)

Exactly. And then that person just needs to be pointed at someone, told that someone is the one hurting them, and let loose to do as they please (keeping in mind they have practically no boundaries on their behavior because they've been taught their supposed victimhood absolves them of personal responsibility). It is evil, anti-human, and the pinnacle of progressive tactics.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2018 12:00 PM (rp9xB)

366 Worst beer I EVER had was called Cairo. Brewed in Egypt. Even the camels wouldn't drink it. Don't' get me started on Egyptian whiskey. Some cultures just should make alcohol.

Posted by: wrg500 at May 15, 2018 12:00 PM (Bdeb0)

367
Horrible admission in this crowd, but I used to enjoy Horrible admission in this crowd, but I used to enjoy Tennessee Coats.

He's not the beginnings of a pimple on the ass of the great Tennessee Tuxedo..

He's not the beginnings of a pimple on the ass of the great Tennessee Tuxedo.


Tennessee Tuxedo will not fail!
Tennessee Coats will not succeed!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2018 12:01 PM (IqV8l)

368 Watching the TV now, I want to I a princess

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 12:01 PM (6Ll1u)

369 Man, they never let us out.

Posted by: Ace's nonexistent racist friends at May 15, 2018 12:01 PM (7Fa8Y)

370 Worst beer I EVER had was called Cairo. Brewed in Egypt. Even the camels wouldn't drink it. Don't' get me started on Egyptian whiskey. Some cultures just should make alcohol.

Posted by: wrg500 at May 15, 2018 12:00 PM (Bdeb0)


Considering the Egyptians have been brewing beer for over 6000 years, you'd think they'd get the hang of it by now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 15, 2018 12:02 PM (kqsXK)

371 Bud Natural Ice is toxic sewage. All commercial beers are swill. If you want a buzz, drink the hard stuff. Less carbs. The only legitimate reason to drink beer is to savor a delicious craft beer, on tap, one sip at a time.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 12:02 PM (/qEW2)

372 Yeah, it's amazing how little the infantry load has changed over the years. If anything, they're expected to carry more.

I've been reading biographies of soldiers in AFPAK who were humping 200 pounds. Which is stupid on many levels.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards We Didn't Start the Beaver


What is it that the standard infantryman carries that is so damn heavy that a pack would weight 200 lbs? Food, ammo, E Tool, knife, rifle, ???

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 12:02 PM (RkYsP)

373 364. The combat photography from Donbass - especially the firefights at the airport's two terminals - showed much the same. You could see guys slip-sliding on spent brass and hear it tinkle like tiny bells when they moved.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 12:02 PM (fA1SL)

374 Tuborg beer in Turkey. Unregulated at the time. Drink 12 one day, barely a buzz. Next day drink 3, half shitfaced.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 15, 2018 12:03 PM (ggAgX)

375 372. PASGT, water - lots of it - comms gear. Ammo. More ammo. More ammo.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 12:04 PM (fA1SL)

376 If you need any more proof that Admiral Rogers is a good guy and has been behind the effort to expose the Russia/Trump collusion scam, check this out.

https://tinyurl.com/ycqtthzw

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2018 12:04 PM (/tuJf)

377 I can't believe I got beat out to that historic tidbit.

The Horde knowledge is vast and fast.
Posted by: Grump928(c)


The depth & breadth of horde knowledge (tm) is spooky.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 12:04 PM (RkYsP)

378 "there's a problem with the metric itself; IQ is an imperfect measure.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

imperfect sure ... but still quite real. Races are mixed as well, yet diversity demands promotion of some races ... quotas, though SCOTUS changed (unconstitutional) quotas to "diversity interests" or some such BS.

"Diversity" in nature kinda works because the weak don't survive. A culture that forces the weak to survive, while advocating the strong don't have more than two children ... that culture dies. Idiocy wrapped in a commie enigma ...

But LBJ's great society was to the "black community's" detriment, as they were strong family oriented often "Republican" until then. Scalia was shouted down as racist for his opinion that they should go to colleges "at their level" (or some such phrase that got deemed racist).

His point was that they were set up to fail in college because the quota system put them (as a whole, plenty of blacks smarter than me) ahead of their abilities by adding 300 points to their SATs. We see this constantly ... incompetent people promoted based on race.

A couple decades back a guy way up in Chevron told me he thought women were hurt by that same drive for diversity, where they pushed women ahead before they were ready. It makes for all sorts of resentments and problems, regardless of how sincere the effort.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 15, 2018 12:04 PM (bT8Z4)

379 355-Backwards Boy-God does love you. He also loved Jesus who had religious leaders after his hide, people threatening to throw him off a cliff, no place to lay his head and was betrayed by his closest friends finally tortured and killed-but rose again.

I can relate.Some things are quite stressful for our family right now. They have not been easy since Obama's first glorious reign, but I try not to confuse God with life. It's better when I don't confuse God with life:

https://tinyurl.com/y6vs7cfx

You and your gal are in my prayers, and I know the prayers of other hirelings too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2018 12:05 PM (tpDAe)

380 BREAKING: Gen. Flynn signed guilty plea after Mueller threatened his family, son
Posted by: pete at May 15, 2018 11:49 AM (meg+g)

This type of thing is why Trump's numbers are improving among the electorate as a whole and African Americans in particular
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic


Yep. They know this sort of crap firsthand. Now that the same people feel they can roll that treatment out to everybody else, well.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at May 15, 2018 12:05 PM (AM1GF)

381 "Bangs manes bouffants beehive Beatle caps butter faces brush-on lashes decal eyes puffy sweaters French thrust bras flailing leather blue jeans stretch pants stretch jeans honey dew bottoms eclair shanks elf boots ballerinas Knight slippers, hundreds of them these flaming little buds, bobbing and screaming, rocketing around inside the Academy of Music Theater underneath that vast old moldering cherub dome up there - aren't they super-marvelous?


Tom Wolfe RIP

Posted by: gNewt at May 15, 2018 12:05 PM (E/Lwd)

382
Tuborg beer in Turkey.

Tuborg in a glass. That's class!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2018 12:05 PM (IqV8l)

383 Tom finally passed The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2018 12:06 PM (IqV8l)

384 379-make that hordelings not hirelings. If only we could get paid to post here, eh? ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2018 12:06 PM (tpDAe)

385 The only thing I know about Ta-Nehisi Coates is that he said that Melissa Harris-Perry was the leading intellectual of our day. And he wrote a comic book that claimed white people like mayonnaise. I think his most valuable contribution to literature is that ace has tore into him a number of times, once on the old podcast, thus providing inspiration for some good comic rants.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 12:07 PM (/qEW2)

386 Good news, stds are up 45% in la

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 12:08 PM (6Ll1u)

387 How nice it would be be like Snoop Dog. Has an IQ right around 80 and can barely put a sentence together, yet wants for nothing. He can pick up a phone and have a brand new Bentley delivered to his house before the sun sets while I hope to have enough money to get my eye exam sometime soon. Like sometime this year. Maybe. If I'm lucky.

Proof that God luvs me, I guess.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 15, 2018 11:57 AM (GdWl+)

I don't think Snoop is "stupid" per se. Like a lot of gangbangers and rap artists, he's quick on his feet and able to read people and situations. He's not going to master physics but he has a shtick though and he must ply that shtick onstage and off to continue being in the position he's in to be able to order a Bentley and have it delivered by sundown.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 15, 2018 12:08 PM (7uYFy)

388 I hate working downtown in the summer...it smells like hot piss, and not in a good way...eewwwww! The cooler months are more tolerable since it doesn't smell as much.

Posted by: lin-duh @ work at May 15, 2018 12:08 PM (9iLHi)

389 Thanks for listing all the crappy beers.. I've been diagnosed with high uric acid and have had some twinges of gout.. so beer is out for me (mostly) lately.. I've snuck a few in here and there, but not much..

So, talking about those crap beer brands helps reduce my craving for a Lagunitas!

Damn.. sucks gettin' old!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 15, 2018 12:09 PM (so+oy)

390 Keystone, Coors Cutter, Budweiser LA, Moosehead, Molsen's, La Batts...

Posted by: rockysan99 at May 15, 2018 12:09 PM (m7LQK)

391 If you need any more proof that Admiral Rogers is a
good guy and has been behind the effort to expose the Russia/Trump
collusion scam, check this out.



https://tinyurl.com/ycqtthzw

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2018 12:04 PM (/tuJf)
===============================
Very good read.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 15, 2018 12:09 PM (rBnYq)

392 When PDT comes back from Singapore with a deal with the Norks, he should fire Mueller.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 15, 2018 12:10 PM (7uYFy)

393 Speaking of Tom Wolfe - perhaps for the movie thread - worst casting mistakes ever? Tom Hanks in Bonfire?

Posted by: rammajamma at May 15, 2018 12:10 PM (AjNMO)

394 200 pounds for an Infantryman means she would be about 5'2"

Posted by: CSMBigBird at May 15, 2018 12:11 PM (jsWA8)

395 No list of crappy beer is complete without Haffenreffer.

The day after a Haffenreffer party was awful. It was literally crappy.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2018 12:12 PM (/tuJf)

396 Rolling rock isn't so good you know

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 15, 2018 12:12 PM (6Ll1u)

397 "In Christian terms--and admittedly completely neutral atheist terms--there is no one metric of human worth.

Posted by: Axeman

of course ... it is ALL about the individual, which is why forcing "race equal outcome" (or gender, or religion, or any such thang) is the problem. BUT if we MUST observe race, then recognize the disparate genetic factors before drawing conclusions. (see the NBA for analysis)

MLK said "content of character", but LBJ said "color of skin".

Posted by: illiniwek at May 15, 2018 12:13 PM (bT8Z4)

398 so, Harry Reid has pancreatic cancer....had the tumor removed...

Posted by: lin-duh @ work at May 15, 2018 12:14 PM (9iLHi)

399 385 The only thing I know about Ta-Nehisi Coates is that he said that Melissa Harris-Perry was the leading intellectual of our day. And he wrote a comic book that claimed white people like mayonnaise. I think his most valuable contribution to literature is that ace has tore into him a number of times, once on the old podcast, thus providing inspiration for some good comic rants.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 12:07 PM (/qEW2)

What? Mayonnaise, WTH? I rarely use mayonnaise. Wouldn't say I don't like but I basically never consume any, except in egg salad. He's rumoured to be intelligent, isn't he?

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at May 15, 2018 12:14 PM (nBr1j)

400 Blatz Beer

Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 15, 2018 12:15 PM (y3aQB)

401 Nood - reds

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 15, 2018 12:15 PM (fA1SL)

402 Ace up

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2018 12:17 PM (RkYsP)

403 Tuborg beer in Turkey"

Was it at a Holiday Inn full of surgeons?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 15, 2018 12:17 PM (7LY+6)

404 BUT if we MUST observe race, then recognize the disparate genetic factors before drawing conclusions. (see the NBA for analysis)
=====

Or if we must, disparate genetic factors in testing with east asians.

Gah, I'm so darned tired of the cheap nonsense.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2018 12:17 PM (MIKMs)

405 Just got back from going through the city, north to south.

Every corner of MLK Jr. Blvd had a minimum of one person with a homeless sign, and a hand out.
And watching the squeegee dude berating the one driver for not paying for the unasked windshield smearing was refreshing as well.

And on the way back I had an inspiration.

Seattle.


Seattle just passed that wonderful new tax to help take care of the homeless.

Baltimore has a huge homeless problem.

I bet that Baltimore could provide transportation to Seattle for the homeless at a far lower price point than the cost for thirty days in a shelter here in Baltimore.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2018 12:17 PM (EyPfd)

406 Re the CDR Salamander link, I remain convinced the easy to earn graft is almost always all in the think tank study phase (full of smoke and mirrors), while the hard to obtain graft occurs in the test and evaluation phase, thus study phases (where machined metal gets used in an approximation of field conditions) tend to run a long time.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 15, 2018 12:17 PM (n9EOP)

407 Avenatti: Me and Stormy Daniels are the'Justice League'

The Whore and the Bore

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2018 12:19 PM (+y/Ru)

408 The only thing I know about Ta-Nehisi Coates is that
he said that Melissa Harris-Perry was the leading intellectual of our
day. And he wrote a comic book that claimed white people like
mayonnaise. I think his most valuable contribution to literature is that
ace has tore into him a number of times, once on the old podcast, thus
providing inspiration for some good comic rants.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 12:07 PM


I'm embarrassed that my alma mater invited him to speak last year and gave him an official varnish of respectability. I can't imagine that went over well with the Corps.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 15, 2018 12:19 PM (p+Wdc)

409 Democrats: New Jersey Law Will Allow Illegal Alien Students to Apply for Financial Aid

Well, isn't that special.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2018 12:21 PM (+y/Ru)

410 Avenatti: Me and Stormy Daniels are the'Justice League'

--
Who gets to be Superman?

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 15, 2018 12:21 PM (mk7Bj)

411 I recommend Thomas Sowell's book, 'Black Rednecks and White Liberals'.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/hqd2s23

Sowell does a good job of documenting the statistical/demographic divide between cultures, and identifying the underlying historical causes/sources of those differences.

An excerpt:

"Today, the culture that is celebrated in much of the media and in the schools is not the culture that succeeded, but the culture that has failed -- the black redneck culture."

Don't imagine that the book is solely a condemnation of black culture, it isn't. It points out that in no small measure, it is white and black society that have been an enablers of cultural dysfunction and consequent waste.

I note that are 426 Amazon reviews, and it earns 5 Stars.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 15, 2018 12:24 PM (9tO1t)

412 Mostly peaceful protest alert.

Hezbollah Vows 'Full-Fledged' War Hours Ahead of U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2018 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)

413 Legion of Doom with Jean Francois Cary as Solomon Grundy

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 15, 2018 12:27 PM (jn9LA)

414

Thanks FS, but I'm really tired of all the constant bullshit. It just never gets any better and it never slows down. It's just one bad thing after another, all the time while watching a whole lot of other people get anything they want just because they want it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at May 15, 2018 12:32 PM (GdWl+)

415 What is excessively clever about the current incarnation of the Left's various bullshit racisms is that to disagree with them AUTOMATICALLY makes you take a position that sounds overtly racist.

They have learned to do the same with other hot button issues. Their bullshit is so over the top ridiculous that it corners you into sounding like a jerk to just counterweight nevermind full fledged disagree with it.

Trump won because he speaks the truth without giving a shit what it *sounds* like.

Posted by: Mega at May 15, 2018 12:36 PM (1C/AG)

416 Whenever people talk of economic disparity, they NEVER talk about white people at the bottom of the economic ladder. Why is that? Is is only racist when it is black folks who are poor?


I would like to know how many people in Chicago were murdered by someone with an AR-15 rifle. I'd bet a lot of money that the number is much closer to zero than the so-called artist thinks.

Posted by: Bill R. at May 15, 2018 12:41 PM (IuYIh)

417 Avenatti: Me and Stormy Daniels are the'Justice League'
-------------------

Pride goeth before the fall

Posted by: Mega at May 15, 2018 12:41 PM (1C/AG)

418 Barring brain damage of sorts everyone has about the same amount of neurons. However people use them differently. The black athletes I have coached are physical geniuses; they can look at somebody doing something and adjust their muscles to do the same things. People are equal, that does not mean they are identical.

If you have enough neurons in some area to be above average in something you have to be below average in something else. That is what is meant by: "No man is an island, complete in himself." Learning a computer language is easy for me, learning another human language nearly impossible; I liked French 101 so much I took it 4 times.


Posted by: An Observation at May 15, 2018 12:42 PM (pam24)

419 Re: The Race Treadmill. Great, great piece.

And one more shameful thing about Obama stood out. The recollection by the author where Obama criticized people for mocking blacks who "act white" or for defining the black experience for them -- all the while, how many times did that sob sit by while his compatriots on the Left tried to delegitimize or tear to pieces black conservatives for daring to differ in their opinions on policy?

Posted by: red speck at May 15, 2018 12:50 PM (6Krd7)

420 "The disparity fallacy holds that unequal outcomes between two groups
must be caused primarily by discrimination, whether overt or systemic."

Yes. And the fact that white guys don't get to jump like black guys do, is clear evidence of overt or systemic discrimination against whites in the NBA.

Posted by: M J R at May 15, 2018 02:03 PM (jwQFh)

421 Many black people feel race relations have never been worse, and they do not blame whites for it.

Of course, the media doesn't interview them.

All of this stuff would not have taken hold without the constant pounding by the media, who also gave it legitimacy.

Which is why I despise them with the heat and power of a thousand suns.

(Coates I despise too. He is a race baiter and divider. A crybully. He did give us the White Amulet of Privilege or something. Which still cracks me up.)

*wanders off to find her White Amulet*

Posted by: Prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at May 15, 2018 02:06 PM (clL70)

422
Greetings:
I
guess that I one of those "outliers" when it comes to the M-16. The
one I was issued (Jan '69) had a 6-digit serial number so it wasn't a
newby. And I marginally modified it by swapping its front-end with a
CAR-15 one, building up the dreaded pistol grip with T-shirt strips, and
rearranging the sling to a top-mount. I cleaned it every day (maybe
twice on helicopter or monsoon intensive days) with shaving brushes and
toothbrushes and such and added fresh lubricants. I wasn't a
master-blaster; my father had hipped me to the 3-shot burst from his BAR
days and, if not that, I was on semi-auto. Thankfully, early on my
favorite Platoon Sergeant explained to us that the basic combat load was
22 magazines but we humped 29. And at 18 rounds per, that a lot of ammo
and a good bit of weight. I never had an equipment failure in a
firefight. So, I tend to view these sad songs in regard to something
that my father told me in regard to something else, "It's not the wand,
it's the magician."
The one thing that astounded me (and never
seems to get mentioned) is that, that far into the M-16's lifespan, the
US Army was still so strongly committed to the 20-round magazine while
every AK-47 in God's green jungle had a 30-rounder locked in. We
actually had to have 30-rounders sent from the States via a civilian
supply chain. Now that's some serious level stupidity.

Posted by: 11B40 at May 15, 2018 03:32 PM (evgyj)

423 Greetings:

Favorite beer; The one in my hand
Second favorite beer: The one in the fridge.

Posted by: 11B40 at May 15, 2018 03:42 PM (evgyj)

424 34
BL??? Really.

You can grow it and that's what you picked?

I'll stick to whiskey.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2018 11:00 AM (0tfLf)

Except it takes at least 7 years to grow whiskey, and only a couple of months to grow Bud Light.



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