Tonight's ONT is All Hat and No Cattle

Oh, look what followed me home. An ONT. Can we keep it Ace? Please?


Drinking.jpg

Daily Dose of Cute



Storm Clouds on the Horizon?

There's always been a buzz in the background about shit like this, but it seems to be getting stronger lately. Anyone else notice as much?


The Origins of Our Second Civil War
America’s Next Civil War Will Be Worse Than Our Last
WHY THE WEST HATES ITSELF
This isn't culture war. It's worse.

Well No Wonder

Russian Roulette.jpg


A Smart Military Blog

Some interesting stuff on efforts to protect soldier's hearing. Hearing Loss Is a Soldier’s Dire Enemy

The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants



Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time
Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much

History Stuff


The Tower of Babel: Just a Bible Story?

At what point does the fact that unconnected cultures all over the ancient world have very similar legends argue for them being based upon a common real-life event?

Proto-Terminator?


A sixth-century Lombard warrior buried in northern Italy appears to have worn a prosthetic weapon. A knife and buckle were discovered along with evidence that his forearm had been amputated. The stump was positioned across his chest and researchers identified a callus and bone spurs consistent with pressure from a prosthetic device. 


Some Questions are Eternal

I couldn't find a source for this cartoon, does anyone know? I like to give credit where credit is due. (H/T to Anon Y Mous who found this version with the artist identified)

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Fight

Deputy's graphic Facebook post describing fight with suspect goes viral

I'm glad she's OK, but I bet the outcome would have been very different if she hadn't had her dog fighting alongside of her.


BEER!

First US Guinness brewery in 60 years to open in Md.


That's the old Seagrams plant. I'll have to mosey on over and check it out.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by subtlety:



Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:51 PM




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1 THERE

IS

CONTENT!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 09:52 PM (uSlc8)

2 I got this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 09:52 PM (uSlc8)

3 I totally got this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 09:52 PM (uSlc8)

4 The thread, she's mine.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 09:53 PM (uSlc8)

5 ALL MINE!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 09:53 PM (uSlc8)

6 I'll retire now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 09:53 PM (uSlc8)

7 Dayam .. top ten

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at August 09, 2018 09:53 PM (R5lpX)

8 So, we got a special prosecutor to go after Manafort for claiming on a loan application that rental property was a second home? That's what the "Russia probe" is about?

Posted by: gm at August 09, 2018 09:54 PM (WU9k2)

9 Geez. I read the whole thing and got to the bottom and there were no comments. Missed it by >< that much.

Posted by: Aviator at August 09, 2018 09:55 PM (2cuLk)

10 to;dr

I keed, I keed!

What a fun ONT, Weird Dave - Thank You!

Baby Sister Update follows (really!).

Posted by: ibguy at August 09, 2018 09:55 PM (vUcdz)

11 Here comes Charlie Brown.
Yup, good old Charlie Brown.
Well, there goes Charlie Brown.
What an a-hole.

Posted by: gp at August 09, 2018 09:56 PM (mk9aG)

12 WOO HA!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 09, 2018 09:56 PM (w+Jhj)

13 Cock juggling thundercunts?

Well, that about covers it.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 09, 2018 09:56 PM (S6Pax)

14 Hi. It's warm and muggy in NE OK on this Thursday night, but I have cool friends in gray boxes. And a WeirdDave post to dive into.

Posted by: mindful webworker - summertiiiime and the livin is greasy at August 09, 2018 09:56 PM (FYqfs)

15 Daughter of the Great Khan is super cute.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 09:57 PM (fA1SL)

16 You absolute cock juggling thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival. Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and right.



This is brilliant

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 09, 2018 09:57 PM (SiINZ)

17 So, we got a special prosecutor to go after Manafort for claiming on a loan application that rental property was a second home? That's what the "Russia probe" is about?
Posted by: gm at August 09, 2018 09:54 PM (WU9k2)

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Said loan was not even approved.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 09:57 PM (vqynQ)

18 Top 20 maybe?

Posted by: NALNAMSAM at August 09, 2018 09:57 PM (+ldAm)

19 Thanks for the ONT.

Uh oh. Dog video. Fen is going to cut some bitches.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 09, 2018 09:57 PM (3FBAK)

20 CNN has a surfeit of self-regard.

Surfeit. Look that one up.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 09:58 PM (uSlc8)

21 Wait a minute, someone played Russian Roulette with a non-revolver pistol?

Having a hard time working up sympathy for that one...

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 09, 2018 09:58 PM (w7KSn)

22 Baby Sister Update (Really!)

Received the nicest email today from Joyce's dear friend Lynne P:

"Lisa & I rode the Lebanon Hills trails yesterday. The same beautiful horse trails Joyce would often ride. It was a gorgeous day and we felt Joyce with us. In honor of her, I wore her infamous MissMe jeans... the jeans she gave me when I visited in November. I know if Joyce could speak she would make a comment about me wearing her jeans... and that's what gives me smile on these days when my heart is so heavy.

We are missing Joyce. We hope she is riding heaven's trails and smiling down on us! We will never forget her and all that she has given us!

We hope you and your family are well and enjoying your summer. I just wanted to reach out and tell you that we are still thinking about Joyce and her family & friends.

Take care.

PS Lisa and I designed this shirt (Life is a Beautiful Ride) in honor of Joyce. May she continue to touch people's lives."

(Here: https://tinyurl.com/y7t64mjk )

Posted by: ibguy at August 09, 2018 09:58 PM (vUcdz)

23 "I couldn't find a source for this cartoon, does anyone know? I like to give credit where credit is due."

Looks kinda like Adam Ellis.

OK this time I'm really going to bed. Just had to read teh ONT.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 09, 2018 09:58 PM (y87Qq)

24 14 Hi. It's warm and muggy in NE OK on this Thursday night, but I have cool friends in gray boxes. And a WeirdDave post to dive into.
Posted by: mindful webworker - summertiiiime and the livin is greasy at August 09, 2018 09:56 PM (FYqfs)

It is August in Kentucky. Even when it is cool, it is sticky.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 09, 2018 09:59 PM (3FBAK)

25 You absolute cock juggling thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival. Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and right.

atc got a new Twitter handle?

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 09:59 PM (Q6ISu)

26 Wait a minute, someone played Russian Roulette with a non-revolver pistol?

Having a hard time working up sympathy for that one...
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 09, 2018 09:58 PM (w7KSn)

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That Darwin guy is a hard worker.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 09:59 PM (vqynQ)

27 I couldn't find a source for this cartoon, does anyone know? I like to give credit where credit is due.

++++

This version has a header with the following
Books of Adam by Adam Ellis

http://tinyurl.com/yah2lq2t

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 09, 2018 09:59 PM (U3075)

28 Video won't play on phone. I'm assuming she made a penis.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at August 09, 2018 10:00 PM (tHmVm)

29 Night again, Hogmartin.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 09, 2018 10:00 PM (3FBAK)

30 gosh.

Laura Ingraham makes lots and lots of excuses for what she says.

Which words should I believe, Laura?

Posted by: big generator at August 09, 2018 10:00 PM (YiSMO)

31 CNN has a surfeit of self-regard.

Surfeit. Look that one up.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 09:58 PM (uSlc


Huh. I just let re-read "A Surfeit of Lampreys."

Posted by: Ladyl at August 09, 2018 10:00 PM (TdMsT)

32 I feel like I have a pledge pin on my uniform.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 09, 2018 10:00 PM (RuIsu)

33 13 Cock juggling thundercunts?

Well, that about covers it.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 09, 2018 09:56 PM (S6Pax)

That's actually a line from Blade:Trinity. But excellent usage by this gentleman in his upbraiding of CNN.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2018 10:01 PM (NWiLs)

34 The next Civil War.

Well, really.

I had this thought the other day, when driving in my town past and outdoor cafe.

There were three women in their 30-40's , that were just enjoying themselves, sitting at a table.
This country is so soft, there will NEVER be a civil war. The populace is just full of silly soft people. They want their smart phones, doo-dads, big screen TV and cable. Craft beers, new Toyotas and how about that game last Saturday?

Really, we are a country of generally unserious people with about 3-4% of real hotheaded assholes stirring the pot.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 09, 2018 10:01 PM (S6Pax)

35 Top o' the ONT to ye, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 09, 2018 10:01 PM (QzJWU)

36 Thanks, Aetius451AD. See you guys around.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 09, 2018 10:01 PM (y87Qq)

37 Baker Mayfield had a pretty good night.

I still regret not betting my mortgage on the under for Browns season win total - it was at 5.5!

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:01 PM (icI8A)

38 It's called ALL-day drinking, Charlie Brown.
* hic *

Posted by: Hilary 2020!!! at August 09, 2018 10:01 PM (BiLU+)

39 Well, the statement from CNN is low, even for them. Excuse me while I go vomit up some carpet tacks.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 09, 2018 10:01 PM (UiRxW)

40 Hi. It's warm and muggy in NE OK on this Thursday night, but I have cool friends in gray boxes. And a WeirdDave post to dive into.
Posted by: mindful webworker - summertiiiime and the livin is greasy




where is nebraska oklahoma?

Posted by: ? at August 09, 2018 10:01 PM (MTjB1)

41 WGN studios, 1963. My class is on Bozo's Circus. Carol L, the richest kid in class, residing on Pine f'n Grove Ave, not only gets picked for the Grand Prize Game, but she HITS BUCKET NUMBER SIX and wins the f'n bicycle. This trauma was the genesis of my compulsion to destroy humanity.

Posted by: gp at August 09, 2018 10:02 PM (mk9aG)

42 This country is so soft, there will NEVER be a civil war. The populace is just full of silly soft people. They want their smart phones, doo-dads, big screen TV and cable. Craft beers, new Toyotas and how about that game last Saturday?

Really, we are a country of generally unserious people with about 3-4% of real hotheaded assholes stirring the pot.

Posted by: All those people taking picnic baskets to watch First Manassas at August 09, 2018 10:02 PM (Q6ISu)

43 What a profound tribute, Ibguy.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 09, 2018 10:02 PM (TdMsT)

44 16 You absolute cock juggling thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival. Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and right.



This is brilliant
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 09, 2018 09:57 PM (SiINZ)

I see my script leaked for my sequel to Fight Club.

Posted by: David Fincher at August 09, 2018 10:02 PM (tHmVm)

45 That's actually a line from Blade:Trinity. But excellent usage by this gentleman in his upbraiding of CNN.
Posted by: Insomniac

I will save that phrase for an appropriate moment in the future. Perhaps as I head out the door from my present job, which I sort of loathe.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 09, 2018 10:02 PM (S6Pax)

46 41. Archenemy backstory complete.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:03 PM (fA1SL)

47 herro

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 10:03 PM (Q6ISu)

48 Wait a minute, someone played Russian Roulette with a non-revolver pistol?

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That's a stock photo from Getty. Probably reflects more on the reporter's ignorance of guns, than the kid's.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 09, 2018 10:03 PM (UiRxW)

49 I know what my heart wants, but it's not a clay cock...

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2018 10:03 PM (NWiLs)

50 Really, we are a country of generally unserious people with about 3-4% of real hotheaded assholes stirring the pot.
Posted by: All those people taking picnic baskets to watch First Manassas at August 09, 2018 10:02 PM (Q6ISu)


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The Skedaddle? It wasn't that big.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 10:04 PM (uSlc8)

51
'Alone' just came on., 4 left, two episodes to go.

Mongolia...

Posted by: Spun & Murky at August 09, 2018 10:04 PM (4DCSq)

52 Thanks, WeirdDave!

Also, CNN sucks and Mr X is awesome.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:04 PM (hYcqw)

53 I once saw the Cock-Juggling Thundercunts do an acoustic show at The Bannered Mare. Tickets were one arrow apiece.

Posted by: Generic Whiterun Guard at August 09, 2018 10:04 PM (nkZ26)

54 "Thank me for my service."

You absolute cock juggling
thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the
masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival.
Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and
right.



If I had this on a tshirt, I would never change clothes.

Posted by: big generator at August 09, 2018 10:04 PM (YiSMO)

55 Really, we are a country of generally unserious people with about 3-4% of real hotheaded assholes stirring the pot.
Posted by: All those people taking picnic baskets to watch First Manassas at August 09, 2018 10:02 PM (Q6ISu)

LOL!!! Touche! There have always been fundamentally unserious people. On the plus side, I think the battle voyeurs at Bull Run had a rude awakening that was not fatal.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 09, 2018 10:05 PM (3FBAK)

56 CNN are like Al Bundy - "I served my country playing high school football!"

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:05 PM (icI8A)

57 I saw Cock Juggling Thundercunts open for Alabama Thunderpussy at the Garden in '98.

The pyrotechnics were shocking.

Posted by: mikeski at August 09, 2018 10:05 PM (P1f+c)

58 Yeah journalists are full of themselves. Oh! look up at the AoSHQ masthead: a quote from a swell-headed journalist.

Posted by: gp at August 09, 2018 10:05 PM (mk9aG)

59 Done for the day. It's the hottest day of the year here, and what am I doing? Working outside in the yard, stripping the bones of an old Chevy pickup to make kibble for the crusher. Got the pickup box off it, so there's that. Now I have a rolling chassis with no cab, box, engine, or transmission in it. Next step: unbolt the rear axle from the springs, remove the fuel tank, and make 4 torch cuts to the frame rails to bust it into 3 pieces than I can load into the pickup with little trouble.

Now enjoying a nice Caesar.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 10:06 PM (LI7AQ)

60 53
I once saw the Cock-Juggling Thundercunts do an acoustic show at The Bannered Mare. Tickets were one arrow apiece.


Posted by: Generic Whiterun Guard at August 09, 2018 10:04 PM (nkZ26)


Cock-Juggling Thundercunts Un-Plugged.

Posted by: MTV at August 09, 2018 10:06 PM (QCWhz)

61 Now enjoying a nice Caesar.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 10:06 PM (LI7AQ)

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Make sure you chop it up first.

Posted by: Brutus at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (uSlc8)

62 Great content for the ONT!

I've recently de-lurked, what's the protocol for joining threads late, jump right in or read comments first?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (vloYv)

63 First US Guinness brewery in 60 years to open in Md.

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Is there NOTHING that President Trump can't do?

Posted by: ShainS at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (BiLU+)

64 "Also, CNN sucks and Mr X is awesome.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:04 PM (hYcqw) "

That guy was a dick. Who uses a gun in a beat-em-up??

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (icI8A)

65 43 LadyL

Agreed - was nice to add another Caring Bridge post, too.

Posted by: ibguy at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (vUcdz)

66 I once saw the Cock-Juggling Thundercunts do an acoustic show at The Bannered Mare.


Were the cocks de-spurred?

Posted by: big generator at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (YiSMO)

67 62 Great content for the ONT!

I've recently de-lurked, what's the protocol for joining threads late, jump right in or read comments first?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (vloYv)


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Reading the content is always a rookie mistake.

Posted by: ShainS at August 09, 2018 10:08 PM (BiLU+)

68 Evening roonz and roonettez! Drive by comment and a bleg: baby Karalyne is getting her bone marrow transplant tonight so hopefully this will be the end of the treatment and the beginning of the monitoring phase. Prayers would be most welcome.

Posted by: GGE of the Mobile Horde at August 09, 2018 10:08 PM (/ec78)

69 I just skimmed it, but the NR article linked to in the comments isn't unhinged idiocy. I was surprised given the source, until I read the byline. VDH, of course.
The cognitive dissonance over there must be just breathtaking. They have one intellectual powerhouse on their staff and bunch of feckless, fawning, mewling bootlicks otherwise. VDH must have the patience of Job.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:08 PM (hYcqw)

70 Great content for the ONT!

I've recently de-lurked, what's the protocol for joining threads late, jump right in or read comments first?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August




you know the saying, if you have to ask

Posted by: ? at August 09, 2018 10:08 PM (MTjB1)

71 Posted by: gp at August 09, 2018 10:05 PM (

What is on your blogs masthead?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 09, 2018 10:08 PM (3Pma+)

72 No real 'protocol' per se, evasive.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 09, 2018 10:09 PM (3FBAK)

73 16 You absolute cock juggling thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival. Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and right.

This is brilliant
Posted by: TheQuietMan
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Poetry, pure poetry.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM at August 09, 2018 10:09 PM (+ldAm)

74 I've recently de-lurked, what's the protocol for joining threads late, jump right in or read comments first?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (vloYv)

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I read the last 20-30 comments, then jump in. No set protocol though.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 10:10 PM (I16G8)

75 68 Evening roonz and roonettez! Drive by comment and a bleg: baby Karalyne is getting her bone marrow transplant tonight so hopefully this will be the end of the treatment and the beginning of the monitoring phase. Prayers would be most welcome.
Posted by: GGE of the Mobile Horde at August 09, 2018 10:08 PM (/ec7

Of course, GGE. Pray that everything works out well for her.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 09, 2018 10:10 PM (3FBAK)

76 You absolute cock juggling thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass
of humanity. You're the masturbating horror clowns of the demented
Hollywood pedophile carnival. Your very presence on this Earth is an
affront to all that is good and right.





Does this man do a line of greeting cards also?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 09, 2018 10:10 PM (2K6fY)

77 #21
I imagine they got confused with spin the bottle and spun the entire gun around.

Posted by: epobirs at August 09, 2018 10:10 PM (AJKgl)

78 I enjoyed Mr. X's reasoned response to CNN's absurd tweet. Well done sir. You deserve a Pulitzer.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 09, 2018 10:10 PM (LUyqH)

79 Is there NOTHING that President Trump can't do?
Posted by: ShainS at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (BiLU

Open concentration camps?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 09, 2018 10:10 PM (3Pma+)

80 I had this thought the other day, when driving in my town past and outdoor cafe.

There were three women in their 30-40's , that were just enjoying themselves, sitting at a table.
This country is so soft, there will NEVER be a civil war. The populace is just full of silly soft people. They want their smart phones, doo-dads, big screen TV and cable. Craft beers, new Toyotas and how about that game last Saturday?

Really, we are a country of generally unserious people with about 3-4% of real hotheaded assholes stirring the pot.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 09, 2018 10:01 PM (S6Pax)

That's exactly the demographic targeted by that muzzie fucktard in Toronto. He shot up an outdoor cafe area filled with women, children, and beta males.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 10:10 PM (LI7AQ)

81 Cock juggling? Nay. Guzzling, gargling, gomphing, scarfing, laving; that's the journalism we have.

Posted by: gp at August 09, 2018 10:10 PM (mk9aG)

82 To have a 'protocol' most of us would have to know what that word means.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 09, 2018 10:11 PM (3FBAK)

83 I never understood day drinking. My kids do it occasionally. I did it a few times but by 2 in the afternoon I want to go to bed.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 09, 2018 10:11 PM (dUJdY)

84 That guy was a dick. Who uses a gun in a beat-em-up??
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (icI8A)
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The press - and CNN on the leading edge - are shooting metaphorical howitzers at our polity on a daily basis in their unhinged insanity and dedication to the destruction of the executive that even a pathological zealot would find enviable. Mean words aren't exactly over the top.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:11 PM (hYcqw)

85 I've recently de-lurked, what's the protocol for joining threads late, jump right in or read comments first?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42


I might do a keyword search to make sure I'm not saying exactly the same thing as somebody did an hour ago. That makes me feel foolish.

But that's only if I'm on my computer. On my phone, screw that. Post away.

Posted by: mikeski at August 09, 2018 10:11 PM (P1f+c)

86
You absolute cock juggling
thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the
masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival.
Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and
right.


Somebody has the Gift of Words.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 09, 2018 10:12 PM (TdMsT)

87 Day Drinking?

Good Grief.

Posted by: Methos at August 09, 2018 10:12 PM (XQvuQ)

88 ***TOP FIVE IDEAS FOR CHARLIE BROWN SPECIALS THAT WERE SHOT DOWN BY CHARLES SCHULZ***

5. "Dropping LSD Is Cool, Charlie Brown"

4. "Ross Perot Is Worth Your Vote, Charlie Brown"

3. "Let's Join A Cult, Charlie Brown"

2. "Let's Experiment With Our Sexuality, Charlie Brown"

1. "Slit Your Wrists, Charlie Brown"

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 09, 2018 10:13 PM (km8m2)

89 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 09, 2018 10:13 PM (km8m2)

90 Somebody has the Gift of Words.
Posted by: Ladyl at August 09, 2018 10:12 PM (TdMsT)

LOL! No shit! That was epic.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 09, 2018 10:13 PM (dUJdY)

91 "What is on your blogs masthead?" Well, it ain't a quote from a stuck-up typewriter-jockey who would have _despised_ Trump and his voters. Mencken would have called the moron horde "booboisie."

Posted by: gp at August 09, 2018 10:13 PM (mk9aG)

92 Kelso's are the finest fighting cocks.

Not sure about the lineage and breeding protocols for juggled cocks.

Posted by: big generator at August 09, 2018 10:13 PM (YiSMO)

93 Were the cocks de-spurred?
No, and Ringo took one right in the knee.

Posted by: Generic Whiterun Guard at August 09, 2018 10:13 PM (nkZ26)

94 X is...not known for his reticence. But his sartorial and firearm advice is solid.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 09, 2018 10:14 PM (cvabZ)

95 GGE,
Who is baby Karalyn? I will pray for her. Nice to see you around again.

Posted by: lin-duh at August 09, 2018 10:14 PM (kufk0)

96 I've recently de-lurked, what's the protocol for joining threads late, jump right in or read comments first?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (vloYv)
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Welcome aboard! If there are fewer than 100 comments, I usually read before I post. If more, I read the last 30-50 and then post. When the thread is getting skunky, I just jump in.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:14 PM (hYcqw)

97 Huh. I just let re-read "A Surfeit of Lampreys."
Posted by: Ladyl at August 09, 2018 10:00 PM (TdMsT)


The Fate of Henry I of England. The original last man standing.


Until he sat down for a really big meal of lampreys, that is.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 09, 2018 10:14 PM (2K6fY)

98 We thank soldiers for their service because they devote themselves to protecting our freedoms, and we should.

Right on!

But we should also thank the media for the same reason -- especially when the stakes have never been higher.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 09, 2018 10:14 PM (km8m2)

99 90 Somebody has the Gift of Words.
Posted by: Ladyl at August 09, 2018 10:12 PM (TdMsT)

LOL! No shit! That was epic.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 09, 2018 10:13 PM (dUJdY)



Kinda gives the world a rosy glow, doesn't it?

Posted by: Ladyl at August 09, 2018 10:15 PM (TdMsT)

100 Posted by: gp at August 09, 2018 10:13 PM (mk9aG)

We'll be sure to see Ace gets your important message.

Posted by: blog courier at August 09, 2018 10:15 PM (/09fs)

101 "The press - and CNN on the leading edge - are shooting metaphorical howitzers at our polity on a daily basis in their unhinged insanity and dedication to the destruction of the executive that even a pathological zealot would find enviable. Mean words aren't exactly over the top.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:11 PM (hYcqw) "

Oh, everybody at CNN can fall into a woodchipper on the day of a loved one's wedding for all I care. I was talking about the boss from Streets of Rage.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:15 PM (icI8A)

102 You absolute cock juggling thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival. Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and right.

Now that there is poetry.

Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2018 10:15 PM (sdi6R)

103 20 CNN has a surfeit of self-regard.


Surfeit. Look that one up.


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 09:58 PM (uSlc


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From Dictionary.com: "3. an uncomfortably full or crapulous feeling due to excessive eating or drinking."


Posted by: ShainS at August 09, 2018 10:17 PM (BiLU+)

104 Reading CNN's plaintive wailing about how they ought to be better appreciated by the plebes made me think of Jeb!'s "please clap" deflation. Anyone else?
https://hooktube.com/watch?v=DdCYMvaUcrA

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:17 PM (hYcqw)

105 You absolute cock juggling thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival. Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and right.

Now that there is poetry.
Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2018 10:15 PM (sdi6R)



Poetry of the best sort.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 09, 2018 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

106 22 Baby Sister Update (Really!)

Received the nicest email today from Joyce's dear friend Lynne P:

"Lisa & I rode the Lebanon Hills trails yesterday. The same beautiful horse trails Joyce would often ride. It was a gorgeous day and we felt Joyce with us. In honor of her, I wore her infamous MissMe jeans... the jeans she gave me when I visited in November. I know if Joyce could speak she would make a comment about me wearing her jeans... and that's what gives me smile on these days when my heart is so heavy.

We are missing Joyce. We hope she is riding heaven's trails and smiling down on us! We will never forget her and all that she has given us!

We hope you and your family are well and enjoying your summer. I just wanted to reach out and tell you that we are still thinking about Joyce and her family & friends.

Take care.

PS Lisa and I designed this shirt (Life is a Beautiful Ride) in honor of Joyce. May she continue to touch people's lives."

(Here: https://tinyurl.com/y7t64mjk )

Wow,that is ver nice!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 10:17 PM (vloYv)

107 Kinda gives the world a rosy glow, doesn't it?
Posted by: Ladyl at August 09, 2018 10:15 PM (TdMsT)

Indeed. I would marry him and bear his children if I could.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 09, 2018 10:17 PM (dUJdY)

108 ***TOP FIVE IDEAS FOR CHARLIE BROWN SPECIALS THAT WERE SHOT DOWN BY CHARLES SCHULZ***

5. "Dropping LSD Is Cool, Charlie Brown"

4. "Ross Perot Is Worth Your Vote, Charlie Brown"

3. "Let's Join A Cult, Charlie Brown"

2. "Let's Experiment With Our Sexuality, Charlie Brown"

1. "Slit Your Wrists, Charlie Brown"
Posted by: qdpsteve

"Lucy is a Cock-juggling Thundercunt, Charlie Brown"

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 09, 2018 10:17 PM (S6Pax)

109 Until he sat down for a really big meal of lampreys, that is.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 09, 2018 10:14 PM (2K6fY)

You can get lamp-rays from a Coleman lamp, if the mantle is one with Thorium in it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 10:17 PM (LI7AQ)

110 """What is on your blogs masthead?" Well, it ain't a quote from a stuck-up typewriter-jockey who would have _despised_ Trump and his voters. Mencken would have called the moron horde "booboisie."

Posted by: gp at August 09, 2018 10:13 PM (mk9aG) "

Because clearly, using one quote is an endorsement of someone's entire oeuvre.

The Sage of Baltimore was a miserable, hateful prick, but no one can deny his wit and literary puissance.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:18 PM (icI8A)

111 -
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At what point does the fact that unconnected cultures all over the ancient world have very similar legends argue for them being based upon a common real-life event?

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

There are certain things you are allowed to believe. There are other things that will get you banished from polite society. These other things make life much more fun.



Posted by: Immanuel Velikovsky at August 09, 2018 10:18 PM (RVcmP)

112 Going to lookup "crapulous" now (expecting to find a photo of Hillary) ...

Posted by: ShainS at August 09, 2018 10:18 PM (BiLU+)

113 If you're gonna be drunk all day, you have to start in the morning.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2018 10:18 PM (BbWz9)

114 Oh, everybody at CNN can fall into a woodchipper on the day of a loved one's wedding for all I care. I was talking about the boss from Streets of Rage.
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:15 PM (icI8A)
+++++++++++
Apologies for misinterpreting. I apparently don't understand the reference.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:18 PM (hYcqw)

115 gp needs to lurk moar

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:18 PM (fA1SL)

116 2. "Let's Experiment With Our Sexuality, Charlie Brown"
---
Spoiler:

Lucy pulls the football away. Again.

Posted by: Methos at August 09, 2018 10:19 PM (XQvuQ)

117 Bozo, that one is a given ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 09, 2018 10:19 PM (km8m2)

118 111. Worlds in Collision. Magnum Opus of SMR planetology, and key source for Ancient Slavonaut theorists.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:20 PM (fA1SL)

119 You absolute cock juggling thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival. Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and right.



This needs to be graffiti'd onto the front of the CNN H.Q. In Da-Glo Orange.

And then sprayed over with an epoxy sealer... might take the clean-up contractor more than a few days on how to puzzle that one out?




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 09, 2018 10:20 PM (QzJWU)

120 -
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Going to lookup "crapulous" now (expecting to find a photo of Hillary) ...


Posted by: ShainS at August 09, 2018 10:18 PM

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

Arrange for someone to take you home.


Posted by: irright at August 09, 2018 10:20 PM (RVcmP)

121 At one point, Richmond said Jackson reached for my duty weapon and
credited her training for not using deadly force against him.

***
Umm...isn't that the moment at which you should shoot the suspect?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2018 10:20 PM (+DkQm)

122 Boy, Nadal's left arm really is ridiculously larger than his right.

He looks like a Motie.

Posted by: watchin' tennis at August 09, 2018 10:20 PM (/09fs)

123 Going to lookup "crapulous" now (expecting to find a photo of Hillary) ...
Posted by: ShainS at August 09, 2018 10:18 PM (BiLU+)
+++++++++
This is one of the reasons I love the HQ. The version of this word I know (and use) is "crapulent." They're damn near synonyms and share a root. I love being able to add a variant of a unusual word to my vocabulary.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:21 PM (hYcqw)

124
He looks like a Motie.
Posted by: watchin' tennis


It's.....The Gripping Hand!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 09, 2018 10:21 PM (S6Pax)

125 If you're gonna be drunk all day, you have to start in the morning.
Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2018 10:18 PM (BbWz9)

I did that today. Went to another rural site about an hour away to load some auto parts. It was very hot, so I pulled a beer from the cooler, and had a cool one before the crack of noon. Then one with lunch, and a couple more this afternoon. Sweated most of it out, though.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 10:22 PM (LI7AQ)

126 I may be wrong. But I have always been under the impression that the Frankfort School was chiefly responsible for the shit show our universities have become.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2018 10:22 PM (BbWz9)

127 Am adjusting to my new hearing aids now.
I remember the very day in Germany when my hearing went to hell.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 09, 2018 10:22 PM (0tfLf)

128 Crapulous is a perfectly cromulent word.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:22 PM (icI8A)

129 Baker Mayfield may wind being pretty dang good.

Posted by: David Fincher at August 09, 2018 10:22 PM (tHmVm)

130 118 111. Worlds in Collision. Magnum Opus of SMR planetology, and key source for Ancient Slavonaut theorists.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:20 PM (fA1SL)

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Velikovsky was a pimp. He could never have outfought Kepler.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 10:23 PM (uSlc8)

131 Mr X be preachin'!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 09, 2018 10:23 PM (xJa6I)

132 Yeah journalists are full of themselves. Oh! look up at the AoSHQ masthead: a quote from a swell-headed journalist.
Posted by: gp at August 09, 2018 10:05 PM (mk9aG)

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I've always said of people like those who go into journalism: If his head swelled up any bigger, his hips would break.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 09, 2018 10:23 PM (UiRxW)

133 Is Velikovsky's Theory of Catastrophism in fact a direct revelation from the ancestral consciousness of the SMR?

Ancient Slavonaut theorists say yes

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:24 PM (fA1SL)

134 Anybody see this story from yesterday on ABC? OMG.

The Parkland shooter (I won't make anyone read his name, and I won't type it) is apparently (a) complete batshit crazy, (b) ultimately possessed by evil, or (c) all of the above.

https://tinyurl.com/yagqfb7m

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 09, 2018 10:24 PM (km8m2)

135 Cock-juggling was my major in college.

Posted by: Shep! at August 09, 2018 10:24 PM (oVJmc)

136 The girl doing the pottery class was hilarious. And cute too.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 09, 2018 10:24 PM (w+Jhj)

137 127 what? Speak up!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:24 PM (fA1SL)

138 I may be wrong. But I have always been under the impression that the Frankfort School was chiefly responsible for the shit show our universities have become.
Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2018 10:22 PM (BbWz9)
+++++++++++
Definitely a factor. Those asshats gave us critical theory.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:25 PM (hYcqw)

139 "Baker Mayfield may wind being pretty dang good.

Posted by: David Fincher at August 09, 2018 10:22 PM (tHmVm) "

Yup.

Just probably not on the Browns.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:25 PM (icI8A)

140 GOP candidate for Jared Polis' old seat, Peter Yu, dropped by my district to deliver a town hall.

He did a great job and he is a wonderful candidate. He deserves a wider audience.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 10:25 PM (N1ZXu)

141 It is August in Kentucky. Even when it is cool, it is sticky.

Posted by: Aetius451AD


That doesn't rhyme.

How about ... "It is August in Kentucky and my underwear is stucky" ?

Posted by: JT at August 09, 2018 10:26 PM (VIdzB)

142 128 Crapulous is a perfectly cromulent word.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:22 PM (icI8A)

====


Brilliant. Wish I'd thought of that ...

Posted by: ShainS at August 09, 2018 10:26 PM (BiLU+)

143 106 Evasiveboat42

Thanks!

Posted by: ibguy at August 09, 2018 10:26 PM (vUcdz)

144 91 "What is on your blogs masthead?" Well, it ain't a quote from a stuck-up typewriter-jockey who would have _despised_ Trump and his voters. Mencken would have called the moron horde "booboisie."
Posted by: gp at August 09, 2018 10:13 PM (mk9aG)

So you don't have one? OK, I'll play along, who pissed in your wheaties and stole your teddy bear?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 09, 2018 10:26 PM (3Pma+)

145 boulder, he sounds great, but let's hope he doesn't get carried away with crazy punny campaign slogans.

"Sick of runaway government? You need Yu!"
"Rein in the deep state?! It's up to Yu!"
...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 09, 2018 10:27 PM (km8m2)

146 The Parkland shooter (I won't make anyone read his name, and I won't type it) is apparently (a) complete batshit crazy, (b) ultimately possessed by evil, or (c) all of the above.

https://tinyurl.com/yagqfb7m
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 09, 2018 10:24 PM (km8m2)

Meh. He's just setting up for an insanity plea, as coached to do by his lawyer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 10:27 PM (LI7AQ)

147 Mr X knocks the hanging curve ball out of the park.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 09, 2018 10:28 PM (89T5c)

148 Commented at #14 then had to go watch some viddies with Milady; back now; I think...

"You absolute cock juggling thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival. Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and right."

This almost makes our own Capt Hate seem reserved and diplomatic.

Capt Hate, right? For some reason, brain is saying not the right name. *smacks brain with 5# rubber mallet*

Posted by: mindful webworker - away with words at August 09, 2018 10:28 PM (FYqfs)

149 "Baker Mayfield may wind being pretty dang good.

Posted by: David Fincher at August 09, 2018 10:22 PM (tHmVm) "

Yup.

Just probably not on the Browns.

Agree on both points. I just hope they don't get him hurt. Mayfield definitely has a Favre vibe about him. He has "IT" I can't describe "IT" but I know "IT" when I see "IT".

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2018 10:28 PM (BbWz9)

150 I think it would be hilarious for military vets in wheelchairs and prosthetics to go up to CNN employees and "thank them for their service" and thank them for all the sacrifices they make. I'm not joking. I want military vets in wheelchairs thanking Acosta and the rest of those self important douchebags recorded and uploaded to youtube.

I want them subjected to the comments of youtube viewers.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 09, 2018 10:29 PM (+lVUW)

151 AOP, I admit I was kind of hoping the counselor/investigator he was talking to, would:

- Place a machete, or a loaded gun, on the table between him and the shooter.

- Say "I'll be back in five minutes, and whatever happens between now and then, is whatever happens."

- Leave the room, and leave the camera running.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 09, 2018 10:29 PM (km8m2)

152 "Some interesting stuff on efforts to protect soldier's hearing. Hearing Loss Is a Soldier's Dire Enemy"

Tell me about it. The loss is bad enough, but the constant 3.8 Khz tone is the real pain in the ass.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 09, 2018 10:29 PM (w+Jhj)

153 -
--
Is Velikovsky's Theory of Catastrophism in fact a direct revelation from the ancestral consciousness of the SMR?



Ancient Slavonaut theorists say yes

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:24 PM

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

Always willing to learn, but I must say I don't know what SMR or Slavonauts means.



Posted by: irright at August 09, 2018 10:30 PM (RVcmP)

154 Not sure I thought much of the 'WHY THE WEST HATES ITSELF' article.

Posted by: Shep! at August 09, 2018 10:30 PM (oVJmc)

155 I was looking up some of the names I had forgotten from the Frankfurt School, since the topic was open. I figured I'd check out what the left had to say and stumbled across this gem from Wikipedia:
"Cultural Marxism" in modern usage refers to a conspiracy theory which sees the Frankfurt School as part of an ongoing movement to take over and destroy Western culture.

Well, it is. I am not a conspiracy theorist and I don't imagine there is a dark-paneled room full of club furniture and plotting post-modernists - but they wanted to destroy western culture and remake it in Marxist terms. So do their descendants. It isn't a conspiracy theory - it is a philosophical *goal.*

The Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect is strong with Wikipedia.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:30 PM (hYcqw)

156 150 I think it would be hilarious for military vets in wheelchairs and prosthetics to go up to CNN employees and "thank them for their service" and thank them for all the sacrifices they make. I'm not joking. I want military vets in wheelchairs thanking Acosta and the rest of those self important douchebags recorded and uploaded to youtube.

I want them subjected to the comments of youtube viewers.
Posted by: nerdygirl at August 09, 2018 10:29 PM (+lVUW)

Maybe all those journalists will overdose of opioids at the Journalist Hospitals.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 09, 2018 10:30 PM (3Pma+)

157 Nicolas Cruz: I don't like the demon, I don't like the demon. ... I'm scared of him. ... Why wouldn't he protect me, man?

Um... Chaotic Evil? That's what demons do, they destroy. Monte Cook and Gary Gygax mentioned some stuff about this.

Whether or not demons materially exist doesn't matter. If there's a part of you that wants to destroy other people, that is your cue to go get help.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 10:30 PM (N1ZXu)

158 Always willing to learn, but I must say I don't know what SMR or Slavonauts means.



Posted by: irright at August 09, 2018 10:30 PM (RVcmP)

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They gave mankind aircraft and batteries and shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 10:31 PM (uSlc8)

159 133 Is Velikovsky's Theory of Catastrophism in fact a direct revelation from the ancestral consciousness of the SMR?

Ancient Slavonaut theorists say yes

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:24 PM (fA1SL)


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Catastroganoff? You mean, like, eating sauteed pieces of cat served in a sauce with smetana?

Posted by: ShainS at August 09, 2018 10:31 PM (BiLU+)

160 his slogan is Red, White, And Yu!. Works for me.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 10:31 PM (N1ZXu)

161 New xardbas for help Horde to make party.

https://youtu.be/Ph4MUCD90Yo

By DJ Blyatman, with Boris. Palpatine approve.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:31 PM (fA1SL)

162 ...boulder, he sounds great, but let's hope he doesn't get carried away with crazy punny campaign slogans.

"Sick of runaway government? You need Yu!"
"Rein in the deep state?! It's up to Yu!"
...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 09, 2018 10:27 PM (km8m2)




Demoncrats would counter-pun:


"Fvck Yu!"

"Screw Yu!"

...and, etc.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 09, 2018 10:32 PM (QzJWU)

163 Why do I feel like I'm in the front row of a Gallagher show in that something is about to get smashed and it might splash everywhere?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at August 09, 2018 10:32 PM (jp0Bv)

164 That doesn't rhyme.

How about ... "It is August in Kentucky and my underwear is stucky" ?
Posted by: JT

The state bluegrass
Sticks to my ass
When it is stucky
In Kentucky
In the good old summertime

Burma Shave

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 09, 2018 10:33 PM (S6Pax)

165 When you think CNN. 'My hovercraft is full of eels comes to mind:

Posted by: Admiral marcus at August 09, 2018 10:33 PM (Qa4sR)

166 "Agree on both points. I just hope they don't get him hurt. Mayfield definitely has a Favre vibe about him. He has "IT" I can't describe "IT" but I know "IT" when I see "IT".

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2018 10:28 PM (BbWz9) "

Oh, I can help with that. He's a clown that kills kids.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:33 PM (icI8A)

167 161 New xardbas for help Horde to make party.

https://youtu.be/Ph4MUCD90Yo

By DJ Blyatman, with Boris. Palpatine approve.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:31 PM (fA1SL)
+++++++++++++++
SMR techno. Why do you do this to us?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:34 PM (hYcqw)

168 Paleontogists suggest that the ancient Egyptians used the first microwave ovens.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 10:34 PM (uSlc8)

169 153. Sigh....SMR is short for Slavic Master Race, the proven and irrefutable fact that modern Slavs are the apex and crown of evolution and creation. Ancient Slavonaut Theory - explains how it is that Slavs came to be the dominant force in the world today. Descended from ancient Slavonaut Overlords, whose arrival is recorded in mythology of other, lesser peoples.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:34 PM (fA1SL)

170 67:"Reading the content is always a rookie mistake."

Oh Hoover!
(I was taught not to say dam, and that's the biggest one I could think of!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 10:34 PM (vloYv)

171

From the last thread:

https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/the-mechanics-of-deception/#comments

Posted by: Admiral marcus at August 09, 2018 10:34 PM (Qa4sR)

172 "Agree on both points. I just hope they don't get him hurt. Mayfield definitely has a Favre vibe about him. He has "IT" I can't describe "IT" but I know "IT" when I see "IT".

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2018 10:28 PM (BbWz9) "

Oh, I can help with that. He's a clown that kills kids.
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:33 PM (icI8A)
++++++++++++=
Well that escalated quickly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:34 PM (hYcqw)

173 Velikovsky, like his fellow Slav Sikorsky, invented a helicopter. But, unlike Sikorsky's, his couldn't be steered, so it spun around, and crashed on its maiden flight, thereby inspiring Velikovsky to write, "Whirls in Collision".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 10:35 PM (LI7AQ)

174 169 does this make Trump emperor SMR and Melania empress SMR?

Posted by: Cheribebe at August 09, 2018 10:36 PM (DAdSz)

175 167. I do to prepare you for trials ahead.

https://youtu.be/iaD3139wG2M

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:36 PM (fA1SL)

176 "Agree on both points. I just hope they don't get him hurt. Mayfield definitely has a Favre vibe about him. He has "IT" I can't describe "IT" but I know "IT" when I see "IT".

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at August 09, 2018 10:28 PM (BbWz9) "

Oh, I can help with that. He's a clown that kills kids.
Posted by: broseidon

Tomorrow's headline in the Plain Dealer

Brown's Fans willing to sacrifice children for a winning season! IT'S here!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 09, 2018 10:36 PM (S6Pax)

177 174. Ancient Slavonaut theorists say yes.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:36 PM (fA1SL)

178 "Um... Chaotic Evil? That's what demons do, they destroy. Monte Cook and Gary Gygax mentioned some stuff about this.

Whether or not demons materially exist doesn't matter. If there's a part of you that wants to destroy other people, that is your cue to go get help.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 10:30 PM (N1ZXu) "

Monte Cook makes great roleplay mechanics, but his view of roleplay morality is hot garbage.

I've rarely seen people do a good job portraying chaotic evil. Everyone thinks it's just being the Joker, crazy murder goblin, look at how nutty and evil I am. But "Chaotic" in a DD sense doesn't mean I do things randomly, it just means having zero respect for or deference to codes of law, social norms, etc.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:37 PM (icI8A)

179 Thank you Uncle Palp, that gives me hope!

Posted by: Cheribebe at August 09, 2018 10:37 PM (DAdSz)

180 "Brown's Fans willing to sacrifice children for a winning season! IT'S here!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 09, 2018 10:36 PM (S6Pax) "

Look, we can always make more kids - when's the next time we're going to have a potential franchise QB?

When opportunity knocks you open the door, man!

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:38 PM (icI8A)

181 ibguy: 22 Baby Sister Update (Really!)

I don't know ibguy and Joyce from anything but text in gray boxes on a blog hosted on the other side of the planet.

I'm glad that ibguy thought to post this for us tonight. Milady and I both got dusty-eyed.

The power of "mere" text to inform, to know one another, to love, to grieve, to hope, to pray. And just to hang out, which is important.

Posted by: mindful webworker - at the water cooler all day at August 09, 2018 10:38 PM (FYqfs)

182 But "Chaotic" in a DD sense doesn't mean I do things randomly, it just means having zero respect for or deference to codes of law, social norms, etc.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:37 PM (icI8A)


So like the Joker, then?

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 10:38 PM (Q6ISu)

183 167. I do to prepare you for trials ahead.

https://youtu.be/iaD3139wG2M
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:36 PM (fA1SL)
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I should know not to click the links. I *do* know not to click the links. And yet, still I click the links. I have no one to blame but myself.

Anyone have a dunce cap I can borrow? I lost mine.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:39 PM (hYcqw)

184 Aww..the little boy and the dog. Misty eyed here.

Posted by: Tuna at August 09, 2018 10:39 PM (jm1YL)

185 I just had a great snack. Ham, rolled w/ American cheese and I threw in some Lima beans, LOL

Was tasty to me, freaked out my wife. LOL

I'm off for a nap right now. Long meeting today at work w/ all retired teachers. Yikes.

They will do well w/ the kids this fall, but this meeting was twice as long as it needed to be.

Be well all.

Posted by: Farmer at August 09, 2018 10:40 PM (yJ1e6)

186 Anyone have a dunce cap I can borrow? I lost mine.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (


I gave mine to Huma.

Posted by: JT at August 09, 2018 10:40 PM (VIdzB)

187 Chaotic Neutral is the DM nightmare because players do Chaotic Stupid too much.

Chaotic Evil shouldn't be roleplayed at all IMO by long term players. Because it's the Joker.

And I agree with Moldbug that Chaotic Good is a contradiction in terms and doesn't exist.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 10:41 PM (N1ZXu)

188 -
--
153. Sigh....SMR is short for Slavic Master Race,
the proven and irrefutable fact that modern Slavs are the apex and crown
of evolution and creation. Ancient Slavonaut Theory - explains how it
is that Slavs came to be the dominant force in the world today.
Descended from ancient Slavonaut Overlords, whose arrival is recorded
in mythology of other, lesser peoples.


Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:34 PM

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There is no possible path for my atonement. I only beg for mercy for those I leave behind.


Posted by: irright at August 09, 2018 10:41 PM (RVcmP)

189 "So like the Joker, then?

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 10:38 PM (Q6ISu) "

The Joker is one example of being chaotic evil. I never said it wasn't a valid one - just that there's more potential variety.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:41 PM (icI8A)

190 181 mww

Thank you. Actually, all through her (our?) ordeal I counted on the Horde for spiritual uplifting, and was never disappointed.

Joyce touched so many people - whether or not she knew it, or them - and her legacy is overwhelming.

Posted by: ibguy at August 09, 2018 10:41 PM (vUcdz)

191 183. Dunce cap is at end of this song.

https://youtu.be/MDCZ0-8cLJ4

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:41 PM (fA1SL)

192 Velikovsky, like his fellow Slav Sikorsky, invented a helicopter. But, unlike Sikorsky's, his couldn't be steered, so it spun around, and crashed on its maiden flight, thereby inspiring Velikovsky to write, "Whirls in Collision".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 10:35 PM (LI7AQ)

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Sounds like a helicopter with no tail rotor. Torque. How does it work?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 10:41 PM (I16G8)

193 "first u.s. guinness brewery to open in 60 years"

the other day james koch, founder & ceo of samuel adams, met with other businessmen hosted by trump. he praised the tx cuts, saying 85% of u.s. beer production is owned by foreign interests and that he was paying 35% taxes while they ere paying 20% - and now it's a level playing field & they're going to kick ass.

Posted by: mjc at August 09, 2018 10:41 PM (Pg+x7)

194 Brown's Fans willing to sacrifice children for a winning season! IT'S here!
___

Hey, that's what we love to here right Moloch?

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at August 09, 2018 10:41 PM (+DkQm)

195 NotDeadGlomar is absolutely Shakespearean.

Posted by: JAS at August 09, 2018 10:43 PM (3HNOQ)

196 72 No real 'protocol' per se, evasive.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 09, 2018 10:09 PM (3FBAK)

Thanks, then just jumping in is fine.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 10:43 PM (vloYv)

197 >>>Look, we can always make more kids - when's the next time we're going to have a potential franchise QB?

The Browns have drafted in top 5 how many years in a row? So my guess is next year they will have another opportunity to draft a franchise qb.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 09, 2018 10:44 PM (3Pma+)

198 I'm 'way back upthead so pardon if this has been addressed.

navybrat 21 Wait a minute, someone played Russian Roulette with a non-revolver pistol?
Having a hard time working up sympathy for that one...


I larfed. But then I read the article:
...two other teenagers who were present tried to stop the 15-year-old, but backed off when he kept pulling the trigger.

I don't think the image is of the gun used, then, right?

Posted by: mindful webworker - spin the... wait... at August 09, 2018 10:44 PM (FYqfs)

199 "Chaotic Neutral is the DM nightmare because players do Chaotic Stupid too much.

Chaotic Evil shouldn't be roleplayed at all IMO by long term players. Because it's the Joker.

And I agree with Moldbug that Chaotic Good is a contradiction in terms and doesn't exist.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 10:41 PM (N1ZXu) "

Chaotic Neutral is tough to do. You're basically an anarchist - the big problem is, can you keep your word? Because as a member of a party, you should.

I don't see a huge problem with Chaotic Good. I'll agree people misuse it - people call Batman CG when he's pretty clearly lawful. I've seen people use it to play 'shades of gray' anti-heroes which isn't quite right, either - you're still capital g Good.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:45 PM (icI8A)

200 I should know not to click the links. I *do* know not to click the links. And yet, still I click the links. I have no one to blame but myself.

Anyone have a dunce cap I can borrow? I lost mine.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:39 PM (hYcqw)

Preach it, brother. Same thing happened to me.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at August 09, 2018 10:45 PM (3FBAK)

201 The AH-64 Apache is an amazing helicopter

Posted by: Cheribebe at August 09, 2018 10:46 PM (DAdSz)

202 192. Quite well, really. SMR - masters if tenks and rotary wing aircraft.

https://youtu.be/0oixIcGRG0U

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:46 PM (fA1SL)

203 rickl and garrett, are you here?

Albums added to the qdpsteve collection:

- Tom Jones, Praise & Blame
- J. Geils Band, Showtime!
- George Carlin, Classic Gold (used; contains FM&AM, Occupation: Foole and Class Clown)
- Henry Mancini, Pink Panther Soundtrack
- Various Artists, Breakfast Club Soundtrack (Japanese CD)
- The Cure, The Love Cats EP (used 12-inch 45-rpm from 1983)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 09, 2018 10:46 PM (km8m2)

204 Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:37 PM (icI8A)



Its almost impossible to play Chaotic Evil for a long term character, because they WILL betray the party.


And d&d is a cooperative group game.


Now, I do have a Lawful Evil Paladin of the God of War, who is fun to play... because if he gives his word, he keeps it... even though he will try for 'evil' results.

Posted by: Don Q at August 09, 2018 10:46 PM (NgKpN)

205 Has Kristol Meth's cruiseship struck the iceberg yet?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 10:47 PM (hxOYd)

206 I would think Batman would be more in shades of Neutral Good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 09, 2018 10:47 PM (3FBAK)

207 I mean, the paragons of CE in the world of D+D are the demon lords, and most of them aren't really Joker-esque. Orcus and Grazz't certainly aren't. Demogorgon sort of is, but he also has two separate personalities that hate each other so he has an excuse.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:48 PM (icI8A)

208
Everything a man says before the word "but" is a steaming pile of monkey crap.

CNN, cram it up your cram-hole.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 09, 2018 10:49 PM (eXA4G)

209 207 I mean, the paragons of CE in the world of D+D are the demon lords, and most of them aren't really Joker-esque. Orcus and Grazz't certainly aren't. Demogorgon sort of is, but he also has two separate personalities that hate each other so he has an excuse.
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:48 PM (icI8A)


but even the Demon Lords force discipline on their own minions...

So they are Chaotic Evil in their actions, but expect their own minions to follow orders...

Posted by: Don Q at August 09, 2018 10:50 PM (NgKpN)

210 *catches up on some of the content*

Should I try and summon a Uranium Dragon?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 10:50 PM (hxOYd)

211 Mrs Diogenes turned on the Seahawks.
I had been watching a movie with Amanda Seyfried. Was having impure thoughts.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 09, 2018 10:50 PM (0tfLf)

212 Has Kristol Meth's cruiseship struck the iceberg yet?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 10:47 PM (hxOYd)

If you win the Powerball, will you buy me a giant Styrofoam iceberg and a submarine? (And a few dozen nice Studebakers, too, thanks.)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 10:50 PM (LI7AQ)

213
I'll bet the war stories of journalists forced to service Helen Thomas "for the cause" are hair-raising. They sport the Medal of Journalistic Merit with the Silvered Beaver Device, of course.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 09, 2018 10:51 PM (pNxlR)

214 210 *catches up on some of the content*

Should I try and summon a Uranium Dragon?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 10:50 PM (hxOYd)


If it grows to big does it reach critical Mass?

Posted by: Don Q at August 09, 2018 10:51 PM (NgKpN)

215 Heh he said *beaver*

Posted by: Cheribebe at August 09, 2018 10:51 PM (DAdSz)

216 "Its almost impossible to play Chaotic Evil for a long term character, because they WILL betray the party.


And dd is a cooperative group game.


Now,
I do have a Lawful Evil Paladin of the God of War, who is fun to
play... because if he gives his word, he keeps it... even though he will
try for 'evil' results.

Posted by: Don Q at August 09, 2018 10:46 PM (NgKpN) "

That's
technically also true of Neutral Evil, though - your main character
traits are being uncaring, immoral and selfish. Lawful Evil, like you
said, is the only one with enough wiggle room to be a good party member
because it means you still have some allegiance to codes of honor and
fellowship. A Lawful Evil character will keep his word but should be
smart enough to never give his word when's it regards something he
doesn't actually want to do.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:52 PM (icI8A)

217 Should I try and summon a Uranium Dragon?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 10:50 PM (hxOYd)

Prolly not a good idea.

Posted by: zombie Louis Slotin at August 09, 2018 10:52 PM (LI7AQ)

218 I mean, the paragons of CE in the world of D+D are the demon lords, and most of them aren't really Joker-esque

I know, but I'd argue Graz'zt isn't Chaotic himself. He's a despot enforcing his own code of law upon a Chaotic realm. (Kind of like Lucifer.) The same applies to Lolth maybe even more so.

Orcus is a more difficult call since he deals in death.

(As you can see, the chicks love me.)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 10:53 PM (N1ZXu)

219 210. Do it. What's a little radiation among friends?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:53 PM (fA1SL)

220 I read the last 20-30 comments, then jump in. No set protocol though.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 10:10 PM (I16G

Thank you, Calm Mentor, you are certainly in my thoughts and prayers in finding employment.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 10:54 PM (vloYv)

221 I think a massive campaign to stifle free speech and the right has just been unleashed this week. I think we are talking millions of dollars. Tens of millions of dollars.

Posted by: Max Power at August 09, 2018 10:54 PM (QCc6B)

222 So they are Chaotic Evil in their actions, but expect their own minions to follow orders...

Something like that. One rule for them, another rule for the minions. Sound familiar?

Something to ponder - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell%27s_demon

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 10:54 PM (hxOYd)

223 "but even the Demon Lords force discipline on their own minions...

So they are Chaotic Evil in their actions, but expect their own minions to follow orders...

Posted by: Don Q at August 09, 2018 10:50 PM (NgKpN) "

Well, they're definitely hypocrites...but being Chaotic themselves, they know that lower demons will not follow them of out respect for hierarchy. They whip their servitors into loyalty through threats, violence, demeaning them, whisper campaigns, sowing mistrust among them, and so forth.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:55 PM (icI8A)

224 You guys missed GenCon in Indy last weekend, HUGE D&D tournaments as well as other games, etc.

Posted by: Cheribebe at August 09, 2018 10:55 PM (DAdSz)

225 *pokes thread with stick*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 10:55 PM (uSlc8)

226 Must go. I leave the Horde nearly 7 hours of XS Project and superior Slav house music, for continuing party.

https://youtu.be/GMp5AR_aLWI

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:55 PM (fA1SL)

227 I did my A-level physics essay on Maxwell's Demon! I did well on it too. (it was the labs - the 'practicals' as we called them - that fucked me over.)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 10:56 PM (N1ZXu)

228 *thread pokes cicero*

Posted by: Cheribebe at August 09, 2018 10:56 PM (DAdSz)

229 IPad down to 7%.

Must

find

electrons...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 10:57 PM (uSlc8)

230 Night Palp.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 09, 2018 10:57 PM (3FBAK)

231 If I want critical mass? Just summon on Gojira during his meltdown.

AoP. yeah it would be nice to win a really big lottery. Of course with enough money slipped to the right hands, someone aboard ship can surely open the sea cocks to Poseidon's realm.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 10:57 PM (hxOYd)

232 Posted by: Don Q at August 09, 2018 10:46 PM (NgKpN)

I played a chaotic evil hobbit in D&D in college. Mostly because there was a hot chick in the game upon whom I had designs.

And yes...I got bounced pretty early in the few games I played.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 09, 2018 10:57 PM (wYseH)

233
Amazingly, nothing broke down or blew up at My Stupid House today. Fresh opportunities await tomorrow.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 09, 2018 10:58 PM (LsBY9)

234 Good night uncle palp!

Posted by: Cheribebe at August 09, 2018 10:58 PM (DAdSz)

235 I got electrons . . .

Posted by: blue dragon at August 09, 2018 10:58 PM (N1ZXu)

236 226 Must go. I leave the Horde nearly 7 hours of XS Project and superior Slav house music, for continuing party.

https://youtu.be/GMp5AR_aLWI
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 09, 2018 10:55 PM (fA1SL)


Um. Thanks?

Posted by: rickl at August 09, 2018 10:58 PM (sdi6R)

237 chaotic evil hobbit in D&D in college

For the love of G-d please tell you it wasn't a kender.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 10:58 PM (N1ZXu)

238 Heh. She said sea cocks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 10:58 PM (uSlc8)

239 *tell us

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 10:59 PM (N1ZXu)

240 "(As you can see, the chicks love me.)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 10:53 PM (N1ZXu) "

Hah, same here.

Yeah, Grazz't is definitely the most devil-like demon, but compare him to, say, Asmodeus, and Grazz't comes out looking like a child. Grazz't has all his webs of intrigue but he's too impulsive to play a successful waiting game - no way would Asmodeus ever get himself trapped on the material plane just because he went off the doink some sorceress.

Lolth is also different, a lot of which I think comes from her once being good and also from being a legit capital G Goddess on top of being a demon lord.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 10:59 PM (icI8A)

241 'Night, Palp!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:59 PM (hYcqw)

242 86
You absolute cock juggling
thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the
masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival.
Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and right.

Has anyone seen Mr.X and Empire of Jeff in the same room? I thought not.

Posted by: Gem at August 09, 2018 11:00 PM (XoAz8)

243 Daisy

Daisy

Give me your answer do...

Posted by: Cicero's iPad at August 09, 2018 11:00 PM (uSlc8)

244 Thank you, Calm Mentor, you are certainly in my thoughts and prayers in finding employment.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 10:54 PM (vloYv)

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Thank you very much! I think I have that problem solved, with the exception of some details. I will post when I am sure all is set to go.

The Horde was amazingly helpful during a very difficult time. I have never seen such a tight knit online community.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 11:00 PM (I16G8)

245 hey friends....TGIF (Almost)

how is everyone?

Posted by: TickledPink at August 09, 2018 11:01 PM (TL2pK)

246 OK. Somehow, I ended up in some sort of fantasy-role-playing game. Is there any way out without getting personal?

Posted by: irright at August 09, 2018 11:01 PM (RVcmP)

247 I think a massive campaign to stifle free speech and the right has just been unleashed this week. I think we are talking millions of dollars. Tens of millions of dollars.
Posted by: Max Power at August 09, 2018 10:54 PM (QCc6B)
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The dream is over and I suspect the Internet is lost unless the tech monopolies get broken up. I think there is a good argument to be made that this represents obvious and illegal industrial collusion, but who knows.

Microsoft Azure is going after gab.ai now. InfoWars is the test and I suspect they open a wide front more or less immediately before calming down after November if they win. If they lose, they'll open up the other barrel and who knows what that entails.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 11:01 PM (hYcqw)

248 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 09, 2018 10:57 PM (wYseH)

Bounced? The game or the hawt chick?

Posted by: Fat Jack at August 09, 2018 11:02 PM (3Pma+)

249 That deputy's story reminds me that I heard on news this morning that Denver is rolling out a new policy for their PD to "use the minimum amount of force needed to control or arrest a suspect"

I guess I am getting old and grumpy. I immediately snorted and went "jerks who are vandalizing, stealing or assaulting other folks should expect the cops will lay some hurt on them in the process of arresting them"

Posted by: PaleRider at August 09, 2018 11:02 PM (eASYU)

250 Ugh, kender. Than Gygax I've never played or DM'ed in a Dragonlance setting. Doubleplusgood because I don't have to deal with that cock stain Raistlin.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:03 PM (icI8A)

251 245 hey friends....TGIF (Almost)

how is everyone?
Posted by: TickledPink at August 09, 2018 11:01 PM (TL2pK)

You really don't want to know

Posted by: Fat Jack at August 09, 2018 11:03 PM (3Pma+)

252 "OK. Somehow, I ended up in some sort of fantasy-role-playing game. Is there any way out without getting personal?

Posted by: irright at August 09, 2018 11:01 PM (RVcmP) "

Jump off a cliff, then roll up a new character.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:03 PM (icI8A)

253 The game or the hawt chick?

Posted by: Fat Jack at August 09, 2018 11:02 PM (3Pma+)

Alas...just the game. She had a steady boyfriend and I had almost no success prying her away from him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 09, 2018 11:04 PM (wYseH)

254 irright. did you bring a crossbow ?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 11:04 PM (N1ZXu)

255 If this remains up on YouTube without a request to verify age, then Zombie's SF videos should be open to all to view.

NSFW, really.
https://youtu.be/Cumy4knvWj0

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 11:05 PM (hxOYd)

256 Shakespeare's original title for The Tempest was "Cock-juggling Thundercunts" I'm helping my son with his 8th grade literature assignment...

Posted by: Joe Kidd at August 09, 2018 11:05 PM (bzqZP)

257 Hearing loss from artillery has one big plus.

When young children whine at me I don't have to ignore them as I simply can't hear what they say.

Posted by: Big V at August 09, 2018 11:05 PM (eMmgj)

258 -
--
"OK. Somehow, I ended up in some sort of fantasy-role-playing game. Is there any way out without getting personal?

Posted by: irright at August 09, 2018 11:01 PM (RVcmP) "

Jump off a cliff, then roll up a new character.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018

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That's a bit too much like real life.


Posted by: irright at August 09, 2018 11:05 PM (RVcmP)

259 Welcome aboard! If there are fewer than 100 comments, I usually read before I post. If more, I read the last 30-50 and then post. When the thread is getting skunky, I just jump in.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 10:14 PM (hYcqw)

Thank you!

I think I'll jump down and read backwards.
I hope nothing is skunky, I've had too many dogs sparyed by skunks.

Thank you to anyone else that has responded that I missed.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 11:06 PM (vloYv)

260 "Alas...just the game. She had a steady boyfriend and I had almost no success prying her away from him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 09, 2018 11:04 PM (wYseH) "

A shame you didn't stick around the campaign long enough to show her your Rod of Wonder.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:06 PM (icI8A)

261 >>>Alas...just the game. She had a steady boyfriend and I had almost no success prying her away from him.


Besides cooking you should have told her you also do dishes

Posted by: Fat Jack at August 09, 2018 11:06 PM (3Pma+)

262 260 "Alas...just the game. She had a steady boyfriend and I had almost no success prying her away from him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 09, 2018 11:04 PM (wYseH) "

A shame you didn't stick around the campaign long enough to show her your Rod of Wonder.
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:06 PM (icI8A)

Wonder??? nah....


Rod of Lordly Might...

Posted by: Don Q at August 09, 2018 11:07 PM (NgKpN)

263 Heh- is *dishes* a euphemism?!

Posted by: Cheribebe at August 09, 2018 11:07 PM (DAdSz)

264 OK. Somehow, I ended up in some sort of fantasy-role-playing game. Is there any way out without getting personal?
Posted by: irright


You are in a maze of twisty gray boxes, all alike.
>

Posted by: mikeski at August 09, 2018 11:07 PM (P1f+c)

265 As I understand the Azure - gab thing, MS says that gab has to remove a couple of, err, gabs? Whatever they call their tweets. Anyway, if they don't, Microsoft turns them off. If they do, that is pretty much against their credo and business model. Gab's rules becomes MS's rules.

It will end gab either way.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:07 PM (Q6ISu)

266 Rod of Wonder?

Roll vs Con to see if you pass out.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 11:08 PM (hxOYd)

267 264 OK. Somehow, I ended up in some sort of fantasy-role-playing game. Is there any way out without getting personal?
Posted by: irright

You are in a maze of twisty gray boxes, all alike.
>
Posted by: mikeski at August 09, 2018 11:07 PM (P1f+c)


You have been eaten by a Grue.

Posted by: Don Q at August 09, 2018 11:08 PM (NgKpN)

268 How Grue-some...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 11:09 PM (hxOYd)

269 Thunder cunt!

Posted by: Zeus at August 09, 2018 11:09 PM (iqy2d)

270 62 Great content for the ONT!
I've recently de-lurked, what's the protocol for joining threads late, jump right in or read comments first?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 10:07 PM (vloYv)


fvck 'de-lurking'. just dive Right on in and denounce ur deplorable self with some dumb a$$ed comment that ensures you belong with the rest of us.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot at August 09, 2018 11:10 PM (8ZeGS)

271 How Grue-some...
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 11:09 PM (hxOYd)

Bruce Jenner grew some, but I think he cheated a little.

Posted by: zombie Louis Slotin at August 09, 2018 11:10 PM (LI7AQ)

272 Toddle off Zeus, don't you have to woo some Human tart as a golden shower?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 09, 2018 11:10 PM (hxOYd)

273 We thank spiders for their service because they devote themselves to dissecting our insects, and we should. But we should also thank the media for the same reason -- especially when the steaks have never been rarer.

(Rum might be involved here.)

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 09, 2018 11:11 PM (vXMB2)

274 Denver is rolling out a new policy for their PD to "use the minimum amount of force needed to control or arrest a suspect

-
Because disarming victims, ham stringing police and molly coddling criminals has worked out so well in the past.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, 3-D Printed Version at August 09, 2018 11:12 PM (+y/Ru)

275 "Rod of Lordly Might...

Posted by: Don Q at August 09, 2018 11:07 PM (NgKpN) "

Heh. From the SRD:

"The rod lengthens to anywhere between 5 and 50 feet in a single round, stopping when button 4 is pushed again."

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:12 PM (icI8A)

276 -
Because disarming victims, ham stringing police and molly coddling criminals has worked out so well in the past.

Oh, so you have been to Chicago I see.

Posted by: Cheribebe at August 09, 2018 11:13 PM (DAdSz)

277 Is that Paris Hilton in the sex/death cartoon? I saw her video, talk about a dead f*ck.

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 09, 2018 11:13 PM (v3DL/)

278 what's the protocol for joining threads late, jump right in or read comments first?

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There is no wrong way. Whatever you do, you'll be harsh!y criticized.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, 3-D Printed Version at August 09, 2018 11:13 PM (+y/Ru)

279 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1027600131447775233

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1027600216457928704

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1027600311484133376

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1027600409916002304

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1027600492199915520

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2018 11:14 PM (0Ntuf)

280 A point I half assed made earlier in the week, which applies to the ICE agent threat post below.

The Antifa and leftist hectoring for going out into the streets to physically assault Trump supporters is going to hit a brick wall once someone tries to do it in a stand your ground state against a CCW holder.

Antifa will attack with fists or bike locks. Victim will pull his gun and kill the attacker. Police will look at the scene and conclude the killing is justified and no charges will be filed.

The one thing that people should have learned from Treyvon Martin is that if you enter into a physical confrontation with someone who is armed, all bets are off. The person with the gun CAN kill you, and will NOT serve a minute of jail time.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 09, 2018 11:14 PM (PHotS)

281 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1027600579948896256

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1027600687398576133

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1027600779979513857

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1027600890797219845

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1027601012012580865

Posted by: kbdabear at August 09, 2018 11:15 PM (0Ntuf)

282 fvck 'de-lurking'. just dive Right on in and denounce ur deplorable self with some dumb a$$ed comment that ensures you belong with the rest of us.
Posted by: BifBewalskiBot at August 09, 2018 11:10 PM (8ZeGS)

Um , Fvck you! I kid, I kid.
Thank you!

I denounce myself

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 11:15 PM (vloYv)

283 "As I understand the Azure - gab thing, MS says that gab has to remove a couple of, err, gabs? Whatever they call their tweets. Anyway, if they don't, Microsoft turns them off. If they do, that is pretty much against their credo and business model. Gab's rules becomes MS's rules.

It will end gab either way.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:07 PM (Q6ISu) "

MS lied about why they lodged the complaint - they said it was for phising links, even though the twee...er, gabs, had no links in them. Just a dumbass anti-Semite talking about defacing a Holocaust memorial and saying that the 'white race' needs to take an eye for an eye attitude towards Jews. Stupid bullshit, but nothing you couldn't find said by 1,000s of garden variety white supremacists.

So MS lied in an attempt to censor gab.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:15 PM (icI8A)

284 Denver is rolling out a new policy for their PD to "use the minimum amount of force needed to control or arrest a suspect

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Because disarming victims, ham stringing police and molly coddling criminals has worked out so well in the past.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, 3-D Printed Version


Drop the gun, or I shall taunt you a se-cond time.

Posted by: mikeski at August 09, 2018 11:16 PM (P1f+c)

285 I have always had an Arthur Dent sort of view of Thursdays. But kbdabear sure found a nice way to round 'em out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 11:17 PM (hYcqw)

286 @182 So like the Joker, then?
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Depends on the Joker in question. For instance, the Jack Nicholas Joker just seemed to like to kill people in creative ways. The Heath Ledger Joker, on the other hand, was essentially the human equivalent of a force of nature.

The big scheme for the Joker in Burton's film was to give out a lot of money, and then gas everyone who collected the money. The big scheme for the Joker in Nolan's film was to try and show that when pushed, everyone is a savage.

Posted by: junior at August 09, 2018 11:17 PM (J3TUp)

287 Joe Mannix 'way back upthread: Reading CNN's plaintive wailing about how they ought to be better appreciated by the plebes made me think of Jeb!'s "please clap" deflation. Anyone else?

Why aren't I 50 points ahead, you may ask?

AHHAHAHHAHAHHA

Posted by: mindful webworker - gasp! hahahahahaha at August 09, 2018 11:17 PM (FYqfs)

288 As I understand the Azure - gab thing, MS says that gab has to remove a couple of, err, gabs? Whatever they call their tweets. Anyway, if they don't, Microsoft turns them off. If they do, that is pretty much against their credo and business model. Gab's rules becomes MS's rules.

It will end gab either way.
Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:07 PM (Q6ISu)

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Only very temporarily. The market will correct this. New hosting firms will come into play, as well as many more companies hosting their own sites on their own servers.

The big tech folks do not realize what they are doing....to themselves.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 11:18 PM (I16G8)

289 Thunder Cunts, ho!!!

Posted by: Lion-O at August 09, 2018 11:18 PM (NWiLs)

290 I watched Burton's Batman a few months ago. The Joker was way more evil than I remember when I last watched it 13 years ago.

Posted by: David Fincher at August 09, 2018 11:19 PM (tHmVm)

291 Posted by: mikeski at August 09, 2018 11:16 PM (P1f+c)

Darn kids. We'll take your smart phone away

Posted by: Fat Jack at August 09, 2018 11:19 PM (3Pma+)

292 So MS lied in an attempt to censor gab.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:15 PM (icI8A)


So what recourse do they have?

If they get kicked off of Azure, think that AWS or GCP will host them?

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:19 PM (Q6ISu)

293 275 "Rod of Lordly Might...

Posted by: Don Q at August 09, 2018 11:07 PM (NgKpN) "

Heh. From the SRD:

"The rod lengthens to anywhere between 5 and 50 feet in a single round, stopping when button 4 is pushed again."
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:12 PM (icI8A)


Oh... my....

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at August 09, 2018 11:20 PM (NgKpN)

294 We will be forced to listen to them. To obey them. Or murder them in their sleep.

One of those.

Posted by: thence nada at August 09, 2018 11:20 PM (YiSMO)

295 broseidon 'way back at #110: The Sage of Baltimore was a miserable, hateful prick, but no one can deny his wit and literary puissance.

Literary puissance, eh? Aren't we the hanky-waving snuff-sniffer.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pooey foosay at August 09, 2018 11:21 PM (FYqfs)

296 277 Is that Paris Hilton in the sex/death cartoon? I saw her video, talk about a dead f*ck.
Posted by: Darth Randall at August 09, 2018 11:13 PM (v3DL/)

She looked and acted like she was heavily drugged on downers.

Posted by: David Fincher at August 09, 2018 11:21 PM (tHmVm)

297 junior: I think both Jokers worked toward the same aim, which was entropy.

The Burton/Nicholson Joker was death - he was the "homicidal artist". The Nolan/Ledger Joker was chaos.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 11:21 PM (N1ZXu)

298 Just watch a halftime ad for the local news.
Journalists on Duty!!!

Gawd.
Self indulgent pukes.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 09, 2018 11:21 PM (0tfLf)

299 You should have shown her your extensive art collection focusing on corpulent gentlemen perched on various furniture.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 09, 2018 11:22 PM (3FBAK)

300 "So what recourse do they have?

If they get kicked off of Azure, think that AWS or GCP will host them?

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:19 PM (Q6ISu) "

Not sure if they'd have recourse to sue - I'm sure there's something nebulous enough in their hosting agreement that MS can just throw enough money at the problem to make it go away. I think they should look into non-US hosting, or just get a dedicated server instead of using cloud services.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:22 PM (icI8A)

301 What? A newbie asks about protocol for commenting, and nobody deploys the standard schtick about not reading the post or the comments before jumping in?


Or - maybe someone did.


I didn't read all the comments.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 09, 2018 11:22 PM (QDnY+)

302 Only very temporarily. The market will correct this. New hosting firms will come into play, as well as many more companies hosting their own sites on their own servers.

The big tech folks do not realize what they are doing....to themselves.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 11:18 PM (I16G


Hosting your own servers means you aren't in the cloud. Getting a startup going in the cloud has significantly reduced barriers to entry. And scaling up if you are successful is much easier.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:23 PM (Q6ISu)

303 Oldsailors poet - there's a nic I've not seen enough lately.

Posted by: mindful webworker - still 'way back there at August 09, 2018 11:23 PM (FYqfs)

304 "Literary puissance, eh? Aren't we the hanky-waving snuff-sniffer.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pooey foosay at August 09, 2018 11:21 PM (FYqfs) "

Well, as fits this topic so far, it's a word I originally learned from dungeons and dragons.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:23 PM (icI8A)

305 So what recourse do they have?

If they get kicked off of Azure, think that AWS or GCP will host them?
Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:19 PM (Q6ISu)

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See #288. A hosting company is not required to have a website. They can setup their own servers and host themselves.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 11:24 PM (I16G8)

306 Hosting your own servers means you aren't in the cloud. Getting a startup going in the cloud has significantly reduced barriers to entry. And scaling up if you are successful is much easier.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:23 PM (Q6ISu)


But that only happens until the company hosting you, decides you are evil and need to censor your content, or they stop hosting you.

Posted by: Don Q at August 09, 2018 11:25 PM (NgKpN)

307 Eventually it's going to be hosting services pulling domain names too. The left's standard reply is "so make your own web hosting company, then."

I'm sure eventually it'll be "pave your own roads" and "make your own air to breathe" too.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:25 PM (icI8A)

308 That's not Woodstock standing behind Charlie Brown in that cartoon.


Maybe it's Charlie Browns Dodo,,,


Heh...

Posted by: Muldoon at August 09, 2018 11:26 PM (fYyCT)

309 68 ... GGE, Prayers most defintely up for your little girl. Please let us know how she, and you, are doing.

Posted by: JTB at August 09, 2018 11:26 PM (V+03K)

310 or just get a dedicated server instead of using cloud services.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:22 PM (icI8A)


A system like gab does not run on just "a" server. There are hundreds, or thousands involved, they are no doubt using cloud services like CDNs, etc.

If gab.ai decided, hey, today I am just going to migrate to my "own" servers - well, they would have huge capital outlays and have to hire a bunch of staff and then have to undergo the migration.

I get the feeling that gab.ai isn't awash in cash as it is.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:26 PM (Q6ISu)

311 @297 The Burton/Nicholson Joker was death - he was the "homicidal artist". The Nolan/Ledger Joker was chaos.
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Won't argue with that. But the difference as I see it is that the Burton Joker was doing everything himself. The goal of the Nolan Joker was to get everyone else doing it too. The latter is exemplified in the ships scene in which he tries to set up a "murder the others or let them murder you" situation. The Burton Joker would have just bombed both ships.

Posted by: junior at August 09, 2018 11:26 PM (J3TUp)

312 If they get kicked off of Azure, think that AWS or GCP will host them?
Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:19 PM (Q6ISu)


The American Welding Society hosts websites?

Posted by: X-ray at August 09, 2018 11:28 PM (kG2lj)

313 You fuckers don't know what it's like. I got 7 papercuts serving my country tweeting about Trump being a big doody head. Where's my purple heart??

Posted by: Twitter "Journalist" at August 09, 2018 11:28 PM (icI8A)

314 Ugh, the hearing loss article. Welcome to my life, where not only did Pooky lose hearing and get tinnitus from a decade of working with vacuum pumps and jet engines, but he specifically lost the vocal range of adult females. And no, that's not just an excuse, I had an audiologist explain it to me. I know it's the least of his problems, but it can get frustrating at times.

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 09, 2018 11:28 PM (XKZwp)

315 See #288. A hosting company is not required to have a website. They can setup their own servers and host themselves.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 11:24 PM (I16G


And see #310.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:29 PM (Q6ISu)

316
I'm sure eventually it'll be "pave your own roads" and "make your own air to breathe" too.
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter


But, "we didn't make that!"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 09, 2018 11:30 PM (IqV8l)

317 "If gab.ai decided, hey, today I am just going to migrate to my "own" servers - well, they would have huge capital outlays and have to hire a bunch of staff and then have to undergo the migration.

I get the feeling that gab.ai isn't awash in cash as it is.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:26 PM (Q6ISu) "

They claim that getting dedicated servers is a goal for them after their next round of investment. So I agree, it's not feasible now, but it should be an end goal for them. In the meantime I'd say hosting out of country might be the best bet.

Posted by: Twitter at August 09, 2018 11:30 PM (icI8A)

318

I Have No Idea What That Means - a limerick

With an air of decided insouciance
I dispensed with the dastardly nuisance
And lest you despair
I did it with flair
By deploying a literary puissance!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 09, 2018 11:30 PM (fYyCT)

319 They claim that getting dedicated servers is a goal
for them after their next round of investment. So I agree, it's not
feasible now, but it should be an end goal for them. In the meantime I'd
say hosting out of country might be the best bet.

Posted by: Twitter at August 09, 2018 11:30 PM (icI8A)


If I was Gab, I'd be talking to Kim Dotcom.

Posted by: Bert G at August 09, 2018 11:31 PM (yzxic)

320 Hosting your own servers means you aren't in the cloud. Getting a startup going in the cloud has significantly reduced barriers to entry. And scaling up if you are successful is much easier.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:23 PM (Q6ISu)

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Come on. Most medium and above sized businesses host their own websites via their own servers. With their own cloud.

I have no idea where this idea came from that only Google, Mr. Softy and Amazon can provide such services came from. Great marketing, I guess.

I ran my own servers for clients, with backup, from 2000 to 2013. From my house. This ain't rocket surgery.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 11:31 PM (I16G8)

321 Absolute cock juggling thundercunts. Festering boils on the ass of humanity. The masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival.

This, is CNN.

Posted by: Sleepy at August 09, 2018 11:31 PM (+j7Rn)

322 but he specifically lost the vocal range of adult females. And no, that's not just an excuse, I had an audiologist explain it to me. I know it's the least of his problems, but it can get frustrating at times.
Posted by: pookysgirl at August 09, 2018 11:28 PM (

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So selective deafness then.

Alas, I know it well.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:32 PM (uSlc8)

323 You fuckers don't know what it's like. I got 7 papercuts serving my country tweeting about Trump being a big doody head. Where's my purple heart??
Posted by: Twitter "Journalist" at August 09, 2018 11:28 PM (icI8A)
+++++++++++
How dumb do you have to be to get one paper cut while tweeting, let alone a baker's half-dozen?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 11:32 PM (hYcqw)

324 @250 Ugh, kender. Than Gygax I've never played or DM'ed in a Dragonlance setting.
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The original setting had a lot of neat stuff in it. But both kender and gnomes were flanderized to a ridiculous extent.

And the setting just got weirder and weirder as time went on.

Posted by: junior at August 09, 2018 11:32 PM (J3TUp)

325 You fuckers don't know what it's like. I got 7 papercuts serving my country tweeting about Trump being a big doody head. Where's my purple heart??
Posted by: Twitter "Journalist"


How do you get papercuts tweeting?

Oh, wait, twinkie boxes are kinda papery. Never mind.

Posted by: mikeski at August 09, 2018 11:32 PM (P1f+c)

326 I just finished reading "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson. Babel is the major plot device. If you plan to read it, brush up on your Sumerian history and current techno geek.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 09, 2018 11:32 PM (HbhJW)

327 This stuff doesn't belong on AoSHQ. [CBD]

Posted by: zombie Louis Slotin at August 09, 2018 11:33 PM (LI7AQ)

328 Insouciance and nuisance?

The quality is slipping here.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:33 PM (uSlc8)

329 "With an air of decided insouciance
I dispensed with the dastardly nuisance
And lest you despair
I did it with flair
By deploying a literary puissance!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 09, 2018 11:30 PM (fYyCT) "

I'll admit, I don't even know if this rhymes. Not sure what the 'correct' pronunciation of puissance is.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:33 PM (icI8A)

330 Come on. Most medium and above sized businesses host their own websites via their own servers. With their own cloud.

I have no idea where this idea came from that only Google, Mr. Softy and Amazon can provide such services came from. Great marketing, I guess.

I ran my own servers for clients, with backup, from 2000 to 2013. From my house. This ain't rocket surgery.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 11:31 PM (I16G
++++++++++++
A surprising amount of it has moved off-premise. The selling point is, "sure you could built it yourself but we're robust and reliable and have *really* good engineers and so we can do a better job than you can at the price point, even though the unit cost is higher than running your own servers."
It is true to a point, but once you get to the large side of "medium sized business" it stops making so much sense because you can afford to have a solid IT team. But inertia is a bitch and salesmen are generally quite good.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2018 11:34 PM (hYcqw)

331 Thunder Cunts, up power!

Posted by: Mighty Morphing Powerful Rangers at August 09, 2018 11:34 PM (+y/Ru)

332 301 What? A newbie asks about protocol for commenting, and nobody deploys the standard schtick about not reading the post or the comments before jumping in?


Or - maybe someone did.


I didn't read all the comments.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 09, 2018 11:22 PM (QDnY+)

Someone did, no one said anything about the moose out front should have told you though.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 09, 2018 11:34 PM (vloYv)

333 I'll admit, I don't even know if this rhymes. Not sure what the 'correct' pronunciation of puissance is.
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:33 PM (icI8A)

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Forget it Jake. It's Limericktown.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:35 PM (uSlc8)

334 "And the setting just got weirder and weirder as time went on.

Posted by: junior at August 09, 2018 11:32 PM (J3TUp) "

Thankfully that never happened to the Forgotten Realms.

/not sure if s is needed here

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:35 PM (icI8A)

335 I always did like tabletop RPGs. Fun escapism from the boring, miserable drudgery of real life.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2018 11:35 PM (NWiLs)

336 I have no idea where this idea came from that only Google, Mr. Softy and Amazon can provide such services came from. Great marketing, I guess.

I ran my own servers for clients, with backup, from 2000 to 2013. From my house. This ain't rocket surgery.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 11:31 PM (I16G

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Just leave room for the plunger!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS at August 09, 2018 11:36 PM (uSlc8)

337 Come on. Most medium and above sized businesses host their own websites via their own servers. With their own cloud.

I have no idea where this idea came from that only Google, Mr. Softy and Amazon can provide such services came from. Great marketing, I guess.

I ran my own servers for clients, with backup, from 2000 to 2013. From my house. This ain't rocket surgery.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 11:31 PM (I16G


Sure. How many servers? How much bandwidth? What was your failover? All of those other things. What you do for a small biz is not something that a multimillion user platform is going to run on.

For very large systems I would run them in my own data centers on my own hardware. Economy of scale works that way. But that is HUGELY capital intensive. You aren't going to start a web platform by building a datacenter.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:36 PM (Q6ISu)

338 but he specifically lost the vocal range of adult females. And no, that's not just an excuse, I had an audiologist explain it to me. I know it's the least of his problems, but it can get frustrating at times.
Posted by: pookysgirl


I was never military but my youthful hobbies and work did a number on my hearing. (guns, chainsaws, cheap race cars...)If there is any background noise when talking to my daughters. I'm mostly reading lips.

Posted by: X-ray at August 09, 2018 11:37 PM (kG2lj)

339 Puissance is what Pissants lack.

This is why English is hard.

Posted by: mikeski at August 09, 2018 11:37 PM (P1f+c)

340
I'll admit, I don't even know if this rhymes. Not sure what the 'correct' pronunciation of puissance is.


******


Dammit, I was counting on nobody actually reading that. I had the same concerns as you. They at least look like they should rhyme.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 09, 2018 11:37 PM (fYyCT)

341 "I always did like tabletop RPGs. Fun escapism from the boring, miserable drudgery of real life.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2018 11:35 PM (NWiLs) "

Escapism? I'm totally a druid in real life, just like the he-she monstrosity in the sidebar. I'm just not permanently wild-shaped into an anthropomorphic genital wart.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:37 PM (icI8A)

342 Not here....[CBD]

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 09, 2018 11:38 PM (IqV8l)

343 I'll admit, I don't even know if this rhymes. Not sure what the 'correct' pronunciation of puissance is.
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:33 PM (icI8A)

Piss-ants!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 11:38 PM (LI7AQ)

344 I enjoy the 24/7 loud ringing in my ears, it's like a constant waterfall in a peaceful forest glade.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:39 PM (uSlc8)

345 Stephenson's Cryptonomicon is a huge book with lots of little side stories but it is about having the ultimate offshore data repository with an ethos of freedom.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:39 PM (Q6ISu)

346 So CNN put themselves in the same category as soldiers. Mr. X rocked his response.

"You're the masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival."

I need to put that on the frig.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at August 09, 2018 11:39 PM (D8yDa)

347 That's a good point - gab should just run their server from the Clinton residence in Chappaqua. It'll be impervious to any outside interference.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:39 PM (icI8A)

348 @334 Thankfully that never happened to the Forgotten Realms.
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Heh.

Never paid much attention to that setting beyond the Bioware games. And a vague awareness that there was a some Marty Stu dark elf, and another Marty Stu Gandalf knock-off...


Posted by: junior at August 09, 2018 11:40 PM (tMuVc)

349 That's a good point - gab should just run their server from the Clinton residence in Chappaqua. It'll be impervious to any outside interference.
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:39 PM (icI8A)


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I see no problem here.

Posted by: James Comey at August 09, 2018 11:41 PM (uSlc8)

350 This an Onts ont man. Thatnks WD.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 09, 2018 11:41 PM (EPnrI)

351 "I need to put that on the frig.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at August 09, 2018 11:39 PM (D8yDa) "

I saw Masturbating Horror Clowns open for A Lifetime of Psychological Trauma at The Mental Hospital.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:41 PM (icI8A)

352 Nope. [CBD]

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 11:42 PM (LI7AQ)

353 Escapism? I'm totally a druid in real life, just like the he-she monstrosity in the sidebar. I'm just not permanently wild-shaped into an anthropomorphic genital wart.
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:37 PM (icI8A)

Right then.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2018 11:42 PM (NWiLs)

354 Wait. Some kid played Russia roulette with a Glock semiauto?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:42 PM (uSlc8)

355 Joe Mannix back at 183:: I should know not to click the links. I *do* know not to click the links. And yet, still I click the links. I have no one to blame but myself...

Some linkers are more trustworthy than others.

Posted by: mindful webworker - trust me at August 09, 2018 11:43 PM (FYqfs)

356 @349 I see no problem here.
Posted by: James Comey at August 09, 2018 11:41 PM (uSlc
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You forgot to include a scriptural quote.

Posted by: junior at August 09, 2018 11:43 PM (tMuVc)

357 "Never paid much attention to that setting beyond the Bioware games. And a vague awareness that there was a some Marty Stu dark elf, and another Marty Stu Gandalf knock-off...


Posted by: junior at August 09, 2018 11:40 PM (tMuVc) "

You mean Elminster, the wizard who's just plain better than you but never actually solves the world threatening crises the PC's get roped into fixing?

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:43 PM (icI8A)

358 354 Wait. Some kid played Russia roulette with a Glock semiauto?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:42 PM (uSlc

The picture is of a S&W M&P.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2018 11:43 PM (NWiLs)

359 Not here...[CBD]

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:44 PM (uSlc8)

360 Oh man, I can't wait to get a gab account then! I hope I'm allowed to access it from prison...

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at August 09, 2018 11:44 PM (icI8A)

361 You know, at the start of the Civil War, some folks took picnic baskets out to watch the battle.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 09, 2018 11:44 PM (Lqy/e)

362 Wait. Some kid played Russia roulette with a Glock semiauto?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


I think that game is called Russian Darwin.

Posted by: X-ray at August 09, 2018 11:44 PM (kG2lj)

363 358 354 Wait. Some kid played Russia roulette with a Glock semiauto?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:42 PM (uSlc

The picture is of a S&W M&P.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2018 11:43 PM (NWiLs

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I thought all black pistols were Glocks. When did this change?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:45 PM (uSlc8)

364 Tabletop RPGs?


Huh. I'd love to have a Panzerfaust, myself - just for home defense, mind you - but I didn't know you could get RPGs now.


Is there a waiting period?

Posted by: rhomboid at August 09, 2018 11:45 PM (QDnY+)

365 Well, I did discover one thing about working on cars; park under a low tree for shade this time of year, the tree moisture helps keep cool. drawbacks are a long walk to garage for tools and the dog crap. Oh and prune the branches out of your way first. Best for big jobs.

Posted by: Lord Percy's Cracked Chamber Pot at August 09, 2018 11:45 PM (TXs2g)

366 361 You know, at the start of the Civil War, some folks took picnic baskets out to watch the battle.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 09, 2018 11:44 PM (Lqy/e)

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First Bsttle of Bull Run.

I understand Antietam was not so picturesque.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:46 PM (uSlc8)

367 Wait. Some kid played Russia roulette with a Glock semiauto?
Posted by: Cicero


Based on the article text, no.

He just ... took several turns in a row while playing the game. Darwin award earned.

The stupid choice of a stock photo to go with the article is entirely the the fault of the news organization.

Posted by: mikeski at August 09, 2018 11:46 PM (P1f+c)

368 363 358 354 Wait. Some kid played Russia roulette with a Glock semiauto?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:42 PM (uSlc

The picture is of a S&W M&P.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2018 11:43 PM (NWiLs

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I thought all black pistols were Glocks. When did this change?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:45 PM (uSlc

Fully semi-automatic assault ghost pistol is the current approved term.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 09, 2018 11:46 PM (NWiLs)

369 "I say a test run against Archduke Franz Ferdinand is in order.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:44 PM (uSlc "

Should we dig him up, or just kill the band instead?

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:47 PM (icI8A)

370 Well, I did discover one thing about working on cars; park under a low tree for shade this time of year, the tree moisture helps keep cool. drawbacks are a long walk to garage for tools and the dog crap. Oh and prune the branches out of your way first. Best for big jobs.
Posted by: Lord Percy's Cracked Chamber Pot at August 09, 2018 11:45 PM (TXs2g)

Make sure there's a strong limb over the engine to hang the block and tackle from.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 09, 2018 11:47 PM (LI7AQ)

371 Huh. I'd love to have a Panzerfaust, myself - just for home defense, mind you - but I didn't know you could get RPGs now.


Is there a waiting period?
Posted by: rhomboid at August 09, 2018 11:45 PM (QDnY+)


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Yes. You have to wait until the target is within 50 feet.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:47 PM (uSlc8)

372 350 This an Onts ont man. Thatnks WD.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 09, 2018 11:41 PM (EPnrI)

Hrrrrmmmm. Has this WD seen the Ontwives?

Posted by: The Onts at August 09, 2018 11:47 PM (Izzlo)

373 "He just ... took several turns in a row while playing the game. Darwin award earned.

The stupid choice of a stock photo to go with the article is entirely the the fault of the news organization.

Posted by: mikeski at August 09, 2018 11:46 PM (P1f+c) "

Look, my friends offered me double or nothing. You never leave the table when you're on a winning streak, baby!

Posted by: The Russian Roulette Kid at August 09, 2018 11:48 PM (icI8A)

374 Jim Acosta posted a photo of himself looking manfully into a mirror. Well, looking into a mirror anyway. And then the photoshoppers took over.

https://bit.ly/2M89ASf

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, 3-D Printed Version at August 09, 2018 11:48 PM (+y/Ru)

375 mikeski, gunzz are scary and confusulating.


Like history, economics, logic, common sense, the constitution, national security, and other hard stuff.


Thus, the slightly imperfect execution of the job by most journalists.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 09, 2018 11:48 PM (QDnY+)

376 @364 Huh. I'd love to have a Panzerfaust, myself - just for home defense, mind you - but I didn't know you could get RPGs now.


Is there a waiting period?
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Not if you're buying from Leland Yee.

Posted by: junior at August 09, 2018 11:49 PM (J3TUp)

377 Cicero, depends on the angle/side of the target you're talking about.


And the target.


Against most cars and trucks, any side is good.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 09, 2018 11:50 PM (QDnY+)

378 ibguy#190: Joyce touched so many people - whether or not she knew it, or them - and her legacy is overwhelming.

Old friend, daughter's age, called her tonight to tell her his father had shot himself to death. In the house with his wife and daughter. Had been being totally nuts (wrapped a watermelon in a towel and tried to hide it in the couch), so not exactly a concious choice, but horrible for all concerned.

If we could only know.

One never knows how many lives one touches.

https://youtu.be/EGk7ghIlZEs

Posted by: mindful webworker - love one another at August 09, 2018 11:50 PM (FYqfs)

379 Elminster sucks.

Hickman's Dragonlance / Krynn world had Fizban, who served a similar deus-ex-machina purpose. But he was actually literally *spoiler*. And canny DMs knew to use Fizban's roger-rabbit superpowers mainly as comic relief.

No such excuse for Elminster.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 09, 2018 11:51 PM (N1ZXu)

380 345 -- Blaster: "Snow Crash" is the only Stephenson I've ever read. I'm too old and ignorant to keep up with the techno babble. I read "Snow Crash" because it was free, because my Sumerian mythology wasn't dead rusty, and I was actually able to grasp the meaning of the techno babble from the context. I think if the Sumerian element had not been present, I would have abandoned ship not that far into the book.

I found mis hum's mention of the Tower of Babel interesting because of reading Stephenson's book. That's why I mentioned it.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 09, 2018 11:52 PM (HbhJW)

381 Look, my friends offered me double or nothing. You never leave the table when you're on a winning streak, baby!
Posted by: The Russian Roulette Kid


Di Di Mao!!11!!

Posted by: Vietnamese prison camp guard at August 09, 2018 11:52 PM (kG2lj)

382 -
--

Ugh, the hearing loss article. Welcome to my life, where not only did
Pooky lose hearing and get tinnitus from a decade of working with vacuum
pumps and jet engines, but he specifically lost the vocal range of
adult females. And no, that's not just an excuse, I had an audiologist
explain it to me. I know it's the least of his problems, but it can get
frustrating at times.


Posted by: pookysgirl at August 09, 2018 11:28 PM

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Hearing loss is very personalized. Women and children, anyone speaking in a large room, anyone speaking with background noise, anyone speaking in a moving vehicle... these people should probably just write me a note.


Posted by: irright at August 09, 2018 11:52 PM (RVcmP)

383 Well, I did discover one thing about working on cars; park under a low
tree for shade this time of year, the tree moisture helps keep cool.
drawbacks are a long walk to garage for tools and the dog crap. Oh and
prune the branches out of your way first. Best for big jobs.

Posted by: Lord Percy's Cracked Chamber Pot at August 09, 2018 11:45 PM (TXs2g)



Make sure there's a strong limb over the engine to hang the block and tackle from.
Oh you've sen my place in Ontario !Actually it was just a wheel bearing job, we were flooded recently and some water got in the bearing. None in the house.

Posted by: Lord Percy's Cracked Chamber Pot at August 09, 2018 11:53 PM (TXs2g)

384 Wow, chyron says "Argentine narrowly defeats legal abortion"

The narrowly part is a bummer, but nice to see a big, modern Catholic nation hold off on child sacrifice, at least for the meantime.

Posted by: logprof at August 09, 2018 11:54 PM (e7oj4)

385 junior, thanks for reminding me.


Back when the US had something resembling a press, and a populace with observable brain activity, the Yee story would have been an outlandish national blockbuster.


Corrupt slimy gun-grabbing state-level politico gets involved in ..... international arms trafficking.


The year he was busted, I believe 10% of the CA Senate Dem caucus was in prison - one other for not living in his district and other crimes, and one for campaign finance crimes - so, 3 (none of them, oddly, carriers of white privilege).


No "culture of corruption" headlines.
No relentless pursuit of Dem leaders, no requests for comment.
No breathless endless discussions of the outrage of so many senior Dems being criminals.


And 95% of likely voter Dems in CA probably were unaware of *any* of it.


Civic culture - it's dead, Jim.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 09, 2018 11:55 PM (QDnY+)

386 Make sure there's a strong limb over the engine to hang the block and tackle from.
Oh you've sen my place in Ontario !Actually it was just a wheel bearing job, we were flooded recently and some water got in the bearing. None in the house.
Posted by: Lord Percy's Cracked Chamber Pot at August 09, 2018 11:53 PM (TXs2g)

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Did I ever mention how I once rigged a block and tackle so one man could raise an entire trireme out of the water?

True fact.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 09, 2018 11:55 PM (uSlc8)

387 Sure. How many servers? How much bandwidth? What was your failover? All of those other things. What you do for a small biz is not something that a multimillion user platform is going to run on.

For very large systems I would run them in my own data centers on my own hardware. Economy of scale works that way. But that is HUGELY capital intensive. You aren't going to start a web platform by building a datacenter.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2018 11:36 PM (Q6ISu)

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Dude, I have no idea why you are so heavily invested in the idea that a Gab.ai could not possibly, perish even the thought, host themselves.

My example was one of but a small guy hosting sites for clients up to 18 years ago. Take it for what it is worth. The scale was implied.

Another round of funding and they would be set. Seems like under your view, even Goolag, Mr. Softy and Amazon fail, because who is out there to give them an outside cloud? Nomesain?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 11:57 PM (I16G8)

388 "And 95% of likely voter Dems in CA probably were unaware of *any* of it.

Civic culture - it's dead, Jim.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 09, 2018 11:55 PM (QDnY+) "

That seems like lots of information. I think I'll just tweet "You'll never believe how PERFECT this takedown of Trump is! So savage!" instead.

Posted by: Twitter "Journalist" at August 09, 2018 11:57 PM (icI8A)

389 Engine swaps are out of my league

Posted by: Lord Percy's Cracked Chamber Pot at August 09, 2018 11:57 PM (TXs2g)

390 "Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 09, 2018 11:57 PM (I16G "

I don't think he's opposed to the idea, he's just skeptical that a small company like Gab has the cash flow or capital assets to justify building a server array of their own. But Gab has said it's a goal for when they *do* have the money.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:59 PM (icI8A)

391 Okay, yeah Crocs are ugly but I have really bad feet and they make my feet happy.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at August 09, 2018 11:59 PM (6bk2/)

392 Okay, yeah Crocs are ugly but I have really bad feet and they make my feet happy.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at August 09, 2018 11:59 PM (6bk2/)

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Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 09, 2018 11:59 PM (uSlc8)

393 -
--
Did I ever mention how I once rigged a block and tackle so one man could raise an entire trireme out of the water?



True fact.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 09, 2018 11:55 PM

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"Engineering" as a discipline, tends to make one less impressed with events and more impressed with principles.


Posted by: irright at August 10, 2018 12:01 AM (RVcmP)

394 The old gold box SSI games. Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms. You could import your character from previous games!!!

I even played the Buck Rogers reboot they tried in the late 80's/early 90's.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:01 AM (3FBAK)

395 Jim Acosta posted a photo of himself looking manfully into a mirror...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, 3-D Printed Version at August 09, 2018 11:48 PM (+y/Ru)


He really is the ultimate popinjay. I think this guy said it perfectly:
"No meme or photoshop can ever really top the real deal. It's just rare that someone acts like such a perfect caricature of themselves that you can never parody it successfully."

He photoshopped it anyway, but he is right. No amuse douche quite like Acosta.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at August 10, 2018 12:02 AM (D8yDa)

396 Ugh, the hearing loss article. Welcome to my life,
where not only did Pooky lose hearing and get tinnitus from a decade of
working with vacuum pumps and jet engines, but he specifically lost the
vocal range of adult females. And no, that's not just an excuse, I had
an audiologist explain it to me. I know it's the least of his problems,
but it can get frustrating at times.
Posted by: pookysgirl at August 09, 2018 11:28 PM (XKZwp)



Men who have spent a lot of time around loud noises and sirens and bangs really like dark-voiced contraltos.

Maybe you should take up cigars and whiskey as a "tuning" method, Pookysgirl.

Alternately, some sign language might help in crowds

Posted by: Kindltot at August 10, 2018 12:02 AM (2K6fY)

397 @379 Hickman's Dragonlance / Krynn world had Fizban, who served a similar deus-ex-machina purpose. But he was actually literally *spoiler*. And canny DMs knew to use Fizban's roger-rabbit superpowers mainly as comic relief.
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And the writers used him in the same way - as comic relief. He did important things, but generally in the most incompetent way imaginable. For instance, there was the time he blew himself up using a fireball spell to open the lock of a large cage - while he was inside of it. There are occasional moments of lucidity where there are hints that he's a lot more important than he lets on (such as his conversation with Silvara). But by and large, he comes across as an incompetent dolt.

He reappeared in the Death Gate books (with the cleverly disguised name of 'Zifnab'), but he wasn't as much fun there. And he really was insane in that series (late in the series, it's revealed that his mind had broken in the distant past for reasons that are explained in the books).

Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:02 AM (mTjez)

398 Does the HQ count as part of the "Intellectual Dark Web?" I hope so. What a cool name for a club.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2018 12:03 AM (hYcqw)

399 Acosta and Obama, bird of a feather flock together.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:04 AM (3FBAK)

400 I don't think he's opposed to the idea, he's just skeptical that a small company like Gab has the cash flow or capital assets to justify building a server array of their own. But Gab has said it's a goal for when they *do* have the money.
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 09, 2018 11:59 PM (icI8A)

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I hear ya, but stand by my post. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 10, 2018 12:04 AM (I16G8)

401 He reappeared in the Death Gate books (with the cleverly disguised name of 'Zifnab'), but he wasn't as much fun there. And he really was insane in that series (late in the series, it's revealed that his mind had broken in the distant past for reasons that are explained in the books).
Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:02 AM (mTjez)

Death's Gate was an example of an interesting idea, but also how the last few books of a series can redeem a rocky start.

By the same token, Hickman and Weis can go pretty dark and depressing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:05 AM (3FBAK)

402 399 Acosta and Obama, bird of a feather flock together.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:04 AM (3FBAK)

Birds of a shitfeather flock together

Posted by: Jim Lahey at August 10, 2018 12:05 AM (e7oj4)

403 Next job will be all the ball joints

Posted by: Lord Percy's Cracked Chamber Pot at August 10, 2018 12:06 AM (TXs2g)

404 Acosta and Obama, shitbirds of a feather flock together.


FIFY

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 10, 2018 12:07 AM (IcT7t)

405 @385 The year he was busted, I believe 10% of the CA Senate Dem caucus was in prison
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Coincidentally...

Yee was supposed to be the big Dem candidate for CA Sec of State that year, as the vote getter for the Asian community. But he was arrested just, and as a result withdrew from the election. Unfortunately, he was arrested so close to the election that there wasn't enough time to remove him from the ballots. And iirc, he still got ten percent of the vote.


I hadn't paid attention to the story after that, but iirc someone mentioned his ultimate punishment here the other day, and it was essentially a slap on the wrist.

Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:07 AM (mTjez)

406 "Engineering" as a discipline, tends to make one less impressed with events and more impressed with principles.


Posted by: irright at August 10, 2018 12:01 AM (RVcmP)


An event like naked titties is still better than any principles.

Posted by: Roy at August 10, 2018 12:07 AM (7n4KQ)

407 It's almost unfair how easily Steyn owned that Unitard reporter.

Posted by: logprof at August 10, 2018 12:07 AM (e7oj4)

408 I've been catching up on news from around the web and I have been detecting a troubling trend. The Atlantic hasn't changed much. It is still what I would describe as mostly center-left. I used to skip over the Atlantic, but now I don't. It is like the establishment's last gasp of relative sanity when compared to most of the rest of the MFM. They sometimes publish sane content, so I assume they'll be destroyed as the press eats its own.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2018 12:07 AM (hYcqw)

409 So I see Mueller is busy interviewing the Manhatten Madam and Randy Credico - a perennial Democratic primary challenger in NY State.

WhatTheHell
is he going to interview Vermin Supreme next?


Posted by: 18-1 at August 10, 2018 12:07 AM (+DkQm)

410 Mr X Cannot be Hindered by Mortal Men - I salute you!

Posted by: Publius Redux at August 10, 2018 12:11 AM (mvvCm)

411 "WhatTheHell
is he going to interview Vermin Supreme next?


Posted by: 18-1 at August 10, 2018 12:07 AM (+DkQm) "

Nah, first he has to get the "rent is too damn high" guy.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at August 10, 2018 12:12 AM (icI8A)

412 @401 By the same token, Hickman and Weis can go pretty dark and depressing.
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Might be the Mormon background that Hickman shares with Orson Scott Card, who can also get very dark and depressing.

Haven't seen anything from him lately, though. I think the last book of his that I got was the rather amusing Dragon's Bard (the first one, anyway - I think there were supposed to be more, but never saw them).

Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:12 AM (mTjez)

413 " You absolute cock juggling thundercunts. Festering boils on the ass of
humanity. The masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood
pedophile carnival."



Damn if that don't sound like something Empire of Jeff would write.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 10, 2018 12:13 AM (9Om/r)

414 @408 They sometimes publish sane content, so I assume they'll be destroyed as the press eats its own.
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They're already drawing fire. IIRC, recently Andrew Sullivan published something mostly reasonable over there a couple of weeks ago (can't remember the topic, unfortunately), and they got a bunch of attacks over it as a result.

Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:14 AM (mTjez)

415 It's past my bedtime and I have another brutal day tomorrow. Have a good night, horde! This was a great ONT. Thanks

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2018 12:14 AM (hYcqw)

416 Did you read the Star of the Guardian series (I think all Weis.) Not bad in kind of a reverse Star Wars theme. The last three books went down hill, but I liked the idea.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:15 AM (3FBAK)

417 -
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"Engineering" as a discipline, tends to make one less impressed with events and more impressed with principles.





Posted by: irright at August 10, 2018 12:01 AM (RVcmP)





An event like naked titties is still better than any principles.

Posted by: Roy at August 10, 2018 12:07 AM (7n4KQ)
---I was only acknowledging a societal inclination. Naked titties supercede inclinations.
Indeed, I would argue, naked titties supercede society.

Posted by: irright at August 10, 2018 12:16 AM (RVcmP)

418 Night Joe Mannix.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:16 AM (3FBAK)

419 Re: CNN assclowns. I am often amazed at the lengths some people go to in order to aggrandize their place in the world. When I took the job (my last day is tomorrow, thank the Lord), I was told that the most awful pressurized days were bid opening days. Huh? I couldn't imagine.

You get the bids, you hold them until the appointed time, then you go into the conference room and open them, and record the information. This was never a big damned deal.

Until I met my boss's boss. The old bitch made everything into a federal case. We put the forms in the wrong order! We opened the envelopes too slowly!! We opened the envelopes too loudly!! WTF?

She was quite sure she was the lynchpin of every transportation project in the entire state.

What she is, is an administrative functionary who shuffles paper.

So glad to be moving on.

Maybe she can get a gig at CNN. I hear they like pinheads who aggrandize themselves.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 10, 2018 12:17 AM (NXsWM)

420 *Lifts fangs dripping with blood from a fresh reporter carcass*
*Has pierced the vale of this squalid and bleak material plane to glimpse the unspeakable beyond*
*Howls to the moon in celebration of consuming DARK MYSTERIES OF POWER*

Posted by: phone of kari at August 10, 2018 12:17 AM (2fC87)

421 @417 ---I was only acknowledging a societal inclination. Naked titties supercede inclinations.
Indeed, I would argue, naked titties supercede society.
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Um...

I'm sure Zombie's got some pictures that would cause you to change your mind on that in some circumstances...

Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:18 AM (mTjez)

422 Ok

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:18 AM (3FBAK)

423 "Thank me for my service."

You absolute cock juggling thundercunts. You festering boils on the ass of humanity. You're the masturbating horror clowns of the demented Hollywood pedophile carnival. Your very presence on this Earth is an affront to all that is good and right.


Dude is a Moron in the highest standing!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 10, 2018 12:18 AM (QMwOT)

424 Damn if that don't sound like something Empire of Jeff would write.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 10, 2018 12:13 AM (9Om/r)

"You're not the fucking peloton, you're a raging asshole."

Yep, sounds like EoJ.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 10, 2018 12:19 AM (NXsWM)

425 No, I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande. Those wounds run too deep.

Posted by: jim acosta at August 10, 2018 12:19 AM (Evws/)

426 421 @417 ---I was only acknowledging a societal inclination. Naked titties supercede inclinations.
Indeed, I would argue, naked titties supercede society.
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Um...

I'm sure Zombie's got some pictures that would cause you to change your mind on that in some circumstances...
Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:18 AM (mTjez)

I'd have to agree with Irright. 99% of the time, naked breasts (hell even clothed breasts) strike a man in the no-think part of the brain.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:19 AM (3FBAK)

427 @416 Did you read the Star of the Guardian series (I think all Weis.) Not bad in kind of a reverse Star Wars theme. The last three books went down hill, but I liked the idea.
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Last three...?

Weren't there only four books? And the fourth one was more or less an epilogue set a few years later?

It's been so long that I don't remember much about them.

Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:19 AM (mTjez)

428 Wow, this is actually on topic!

https://youtu.be/AL02kiRik7A

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, Super-Elite at August 10, 2018 12:20 AM (wSC8T)

429 393
Did I ever mention how I once rigged a block and tackle so one man could raise an entire trireme out of the water?





True fact.



Posted by: Archimedes at August 09, 2018 11:55 PM

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"Engineering" as a discipline, tends to make one less impressed with events and more impressed with principles.




Posted by: irright at August 10, 2018 12:01 AM (RVcmP)


***
Give me a lever long enough, like my schadenboner, and show me but where to place the fulcrum, and I shall move the Earth . . . bitches!

Posted by: Donald J. Archimedes Trump, Sr. at August 10, 2018 12:20 AM (mvvCm)

430 425 No, I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande. Those wounds run too deep.
Posted by: jim acosta at August 10, 2018 12:19 AM (Evws/)

You sully the good name of Airplane! 2 when you quote it, you half price, low rent George Clooney wannabe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:21 AM (3FBAK)

431 WhatTheHell
is he going to interview Vermin Supreme next?






Posted by: 18-1 at August 10, 2018 12:07 AM (+DkQm)

Vermin and his pony based economy would have totally won if Trump and the damn Russians hadn't...

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at August 10, 2018 12:22 AM (FTXAT)

432 Last three...?

Weren't there only four books? And the fourth one was more or less an epilogue set a few years later?

It's been so long that I don't remember much about them.
Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:19 AM (mTjez)

Yeah, I think you are right. Blue book, red book, something-color cover book, grey book. 'Ghost Legion' or something like that was the last one.

I am just saying the series declined in quality and interest as it went on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:22 AM (3FBAK)

433 Wow, this is actually on topic!

https://youtu.be/AL02kiRik7A
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, Super-Elite at August 10, 2018 12:20 AM (wSC8T)

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Wait just a minute! The ONT has a topic? Who knew?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 10, 2018 12:23 AM (I16G8)

434 In case you guys haven't seen this about Sabo (?) putting up Donald Trump stars all over the Walk of Fame and elsewhere...
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybvvj2nm

Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2018 12:23 AM (Evws/)

435 Day drinking will help you from getting Block Head.

Posted by: Roy at August 10, 2018 12:23 AM (7n4KQ)

436 @432 I am just saying the series declined in quality and interest as it went on.
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Well, I don't remember much about it. So you're probably right.



Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:24 AM (mTjez)

437 I'd have to agree with Irright. 99% of the time,
naked breasts (hell even clothed breasts) strike a man in the no-think
part of the brain.



Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:19 AM (3FBAK)


Definite proof of the existence of god....and that he is a dude.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 10, 2018 12:26 AM (9Om/r)

438 What series? (So I don't have to backtrack through all the comments for an answer.)

Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2018 12:26 AM (Evws/)

439 @438 What series? (So I don't have to backtrack through all the comments for an answer.)
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Star of the Guardians, by Margaret Weis.

Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:28 AM (mTjez)

440 Jim Acosta is an idiot.

Posted by: Farmer at August 10, 2018 12:28 AM (yJ1e6)

441 Thanks weird Dave for the sweet little walking guy in the video -- I watched it sitting with my sleeping mama and my mom woke up to the sound of his voice to smile and ask who's that? We watched it a lot!

Posted by: Booknlass at August 10, 2018 12:29 AM (tYnQU)

442 Good night, everyone! We're almost through another week...

https://youtu.be/Wsr-TiZ2wPQ

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler, Super-Elite at August 10, 2018 12:31 AM (wSC8T)

443

ZIONSVILLE (WTHR) - A peaceful evening watching TV at home ended with a 70-year-old woman attacked by an intruder.

The attack happened Monday near Oak Street and Sotuh CR 300 East in Zionsville.

According to our partners at the Lebanon Reporter, the woman heard a crash outside, then moments later, a stranger burst through her front door.

38-year-old Steven Parker allegedly grabbed the woman, took her cell phone and called 911.

Parker told police he was on a three-day meth bender and wrecked his Jeep while driving away from four men who were trying to kill him. Officers surrounded the home with their guns drawn and arrested Parker.

The woman had some bruises, but will be OK. Her husband slept through the whole ordeal.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2018 12:38 AM (IqV8l)

444 So, why does the West hate itself? Because anything that hinders or denies human reason and the human will must be destroyed. The biggest hindrance is the West's past, its root: Christianity. Western self-abhorrence is hatred of what stands in the way of a "better" future.

Voluntarism values strength and hates weakness. Materialism values reason and hates faith. Both engender hatred, which is the first step towards self-annihilation.


========

He's bringing in some relevant concepts here, but I'm not crazy about how he's putting this. I prefer Francis Schaeffer, who said that after Hegel, we passed below the line of despair. It kind of dehumanized humanity, like Darwin or Freud. We're just animals our values were illusions and religious hopes were placeholders for scientific knowledge, which end in the heat death of the universe anyway. It not so much caused self hatred because our past was inconvenient, but because our reasoning had ended up causing despair. I don't seriously think Nietzsche believed in a "better" future.

So the brilliance of western civilization introduced a kind of background nihilism into our minds, that's why people hate it. That's why leftists are in love with third world cultures. They can vicariously enjoy primitivism by looking at people devoid of angst because they are mentally incapable of doing so, the same as people enjoy having pets because pets live "in the moment" and lack self consciousness. This is why leftists have no qualms about destroying our civilization. It has nothing of joy for them. Read Sartre's Nausea - it expresses the mood perfectly.

I'm also reminded of Ludwig Bultmann, famous early 20th century Lutheran scholar. This is who the Europeans looked to for spiritual leadership:

It is impossible to use electric light and the wireless and to avail ourselves of modern medical and surgical discoveries, and at the same time to believe in the New Testament world of spirits and miracles.

So, bottom line, knowledge of causality (to a certain point) causes some people like Nietzsche, Bultmann or Sartre to feel despair by linking science to nihilism. These influential people infected all of Europe with this despair, which is why Europe hates itself and wants to destroy itself by importing exotic animals from the middle east to take their minds off of their existential disgust.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 10, 2018 12:39 AM (/qEW2)

445 Star of the Guardians, by Margaret Weis.
Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 12:28 AM (mTjez)

It was an interesting idea. A enlightened, beneficent, but corrupt monarchy is overthrown by a 'democracy' in a bloody revolution. The democracy quickly turns corrupt and then there is a movement to restore the monarchy.

It was also pretty much a rip off of star wars and Plato's republic. The Monarchy was supported by 'Guardians', genetically engineered and bred humans whose abilities border on Jedi. They have laser swords (which will kill any human who is not of that altered bloodline with a cancer like disease.) The title comes from the Jewel all Guardians wore around their neck to symbolize their 'office'.

It was a good idea that kind of went downhill pretty quickly after the first book.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:39 AM (3FBAK)

446 Has anyone seen ketchup on a hotdog lately? I missed him the other day.

Posted by: Farmer at August 10, 2018 12:42 AM (yJ1e6)

447 Her husband slept through the whole ordeal.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2018 12:38 AM (IqV8l)


Laughing so hard right now.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at August 10, 2018 12:44 AM (D8yDa)

448 Thank you, junior and Aetius451AD.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2018 12:47 AM (Evws/)

449 Her husband slept through the whole ordeal.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2018 12:38 AM (IqV8l)


If you've (presumably) been married 50 years or so, it takes a lot to put you in the doghouse.

Woof.

Posted by: mikeski at August 10, 2018 12:48 AM (P1f+c)

450 Finallt got some cattle on tthe property, so I can wear the Stetson now. Boots to follow. Belt buckle next year if al goes well.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at August 10, 2018 12:53 AM (KkliO)

451 So, DC bans all guns from a Unite the Right rally, even for those who can legally carry.



What part of 'shall not be infringed' did they miss?



And for those who said the cops would never stop the Second Amendment???

Posted by: Don Q at August 10, 2018 12:53 AM (NgKpN)

452 Night all. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 10, 2018 12:54 AM (I16G8)

453 I'm petsitting a rat that is near his end of life expectancy. He gets meds twice a day. I call him Jim.

But he's cuter.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 10, 2018 12:57 AM (t0Z53)

454 Night Calm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:57 AM (3FBAK)

455 Well, someone has to make sure the bike lock wielding antifa guys do not get shot.

Wait, something about that sentence does not look right...

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 12:58 AM (3FBAK)

456 So, DC bans all guns from a Unite the Right rally, even for those who can legally carry.

Posted by: Don Q at August 10, 2018 12:53 AM (NgKpN)

Wait. You can legally carry in DC? I thought it was No-Issue with zero reciprocity there.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 12:59 AM (X00x7)

457 >>>America's Next Civil War Will Be Worse Than Our Last

"Quantum entanglement" as Deepak Chopra would say. It's a spaghetti situation. How do we negotiate a separation with such entwined infrastructure? It's worse than gang wars which take place between two neighborhoods. These wars will take place between houses.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 10, 2018 01:00 AM (/qEW2)

458 456 So, DC bans all guns from a Unite the Right rally, even for those who can legally carry.

Posted by: Don Q at August 10, 2018 12:53 AM (NgKpN)

Wait. You can legally carry in DC? I thought it was No-Issue with zero reciprocity there.
Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 12:59 AM (X00x7)


Feds, and off duty cops can carry.

Posted by: Don Q at August 10, 2018 01:00 AM (NgKpN)

459 >>>121 At one point, Richmond said Jackson reached for my duty weapon and
credited her training for not using deadly force against him.

***
Umm...isn't that the moment at which you should shoot the suspect?
Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2018 10:20 PM (+DkQm)
_________
I, am not a cop but my friend is a cop here in Baltimore.

Only based upon that article - which he added is light on details - he said he would have shot at that point.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at August 10, 2018 01:02 AM (PTA8E)

460

A grandmother in Houston shot a man who was masturbating while riding his bike, KPRC reported.

"Initially investigation determined that the male was riding the street on a bicycle masturbating," Houston police told KPRC.

The woman was taking out her trash when she saw him.

"She told him stay away and not come in the house or she would get a gun and shoot him," Lt. Larry Crowson said.

As the man attempted to enter her home, she got a gun, fired a shot that went through the door and into the man's chest.

Police say the man was arrested last week for running around naked in that same area of Houston.

His condition is unknown.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2018 01:02 AM (IqV8l)

461 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2018 01:02 AM (IqV8l)


Obi Darwin save us! You are our only hope!

Posted by: Don Q at August 10, 2018 01:04 AM (NgKpN)

462 Well, I think that the moral of that story is do not try to home invade in Texas.

The naked masturbation is just sauce for the goose, as it were.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 01:04 AM (3FBAK)

463 Why show a video of a tittering Sarah Jeong in Uggs sculpting a clay dildo? Who wants to see that shite.

If there's anyone who deserves Fawn Liebowitz's fate, it's her.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 10, 2018 01:08 AM (/qEW2)

464 His condition is unknown.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2018 01:02 AM (IqV8l)

I'd have to guess--flaccid.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 10, 2018 01:08 AM (NXsWM)

465 The naked masturbation is just sauce for the goose, as it were.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 01:04 AM (3FBAK)

Yummy, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: SHEP at August 10, 2018 01:11 AM (X00x7)

466 * kicks thread which seems to be stuck *

Posted by: mindful webworker - tough lover at August 10, 2018 01:15 AM (FYqfs)

467 What kind of imbecile plays Russian Roulette with a semiautomatic pistol?

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 01:15 AM (X00x7)

468 You can buy your cloud in a box, river end is one vendor I recall

Posted by: Jean at August 10, 2018 01:16 AM (+XKtK)

469 ...I'm petsitting a rat that is near his end of life expectancy. He gets meds twice a day. I call him Jim.

But he's cuter.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 10, 2018 12:57 AM (t0Z53)



*rat kicks Old Dominion Mom*


Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 10, 2018 01:17 AM (QzJWU)

470 What kind of imbecile plays Russian Roulette with a semiautomatic pistol?


Should have gone full auto.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 10, 2018 01:18 AM (IcT7t)

471 Night Jim.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 01:19 AM (3FBAK)

472 Conversations sometimes devolve into madness.

I never understand.

But, marriage has its advantages nevertheless. I guess.

Good night, Hordeleys.

Posted by: mindful webworker - one syllable at a time at August 10, 2018 01:19 AM (FYqfs)

473 Night mw.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 01:20 AM (3FBAK)

474 Her husband slept through the whole ordeal.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2018 12:38 AM (IqV8l)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 10, 2018 01:21 AM (0jtPF)

475 Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 10, 2018 01:18 AM (IcT7t)

Blanco, I've been wanting to ask about getting a moronhorde e-mail address, are they still available?

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 01:22 AM (X00x7)

476 'Night MW and Jim.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 01:23 AM (X00x7)

477 Posted by: Jim at August 10, 2018 01:17 AM (QzJWU)

--It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: logprof at August 10, 2018 01:24 AM (e7oj4)

478 What kind of imbecile plays Russian Roulette with a semiautomatic pistol?
Posted by: Surfperch


see #367. This article required 2 imbeciles.

Posted by: mikeski at August 10, 2018 01:25 AM (P1f+c)

479 Blanco, I've been wanting to ask about getting a moronhorde e-mail address, are they still available?


Until the government shuts me down or the SJW's get me kicked from the hosting company, whichever comes first.

Blanco dot Basura at moronhorde dot com.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 10, 2018 01:25 AM (IcT7t)

480 I am fading real fast, too. My back and knees are sore. Going to hit the sack. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 10, 2018 01:26 AM (LI7AQ)

481 Blanco, I've been wanting to ask about getting a moronhorde e-mail address, are they still available?


Until the government shuts me down or the SJW's get me kicked from the hosting company, whichever comes first.

Blanco dot Basura at moronhorde dot com.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 10, 2018 01:25 AM (IcT7t)

I guess I'll e-mail you tomorrow, then.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 01:27 AM (X00x7)

482 Goodnight AOP.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 01:28 AM (X00x7)

483 I guess I'll e-mail you tomorrow, then.


Whenever you're ready. It's a big step.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 10, 2018 01:28 AM (IcT7t)

484 Night AOP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 01:33 AM (3FBAK)

485 What kind of imbecile plays Russian Roulette with a semiautomatic pistol?
Posted by: Surfperch

see #367. This article required 2 imbeciles.
Posted by: mikeski at August 10, 2018 01:25 AM (P1f+c)

Is that the case, then. I'm shocked the journalist, with his boundless knowledge of firearms, didn't choose a stock photo of a Minigun.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 01:33 AM (X00x7)

486 why is it i have to go to instapundit to see a video of a herd of cows chasing a car thief into the arms of police (in florida, no less)?

Posted by: mjc at August 10, 2018 01:34 AM (Pg+x7)

487 485 What kind of imbecile plays Russian Roulette with a semiautomatic pistol?
Posted by: Surfperch

see #367. This article required 2 imbeciles.
Posted by: mikeski at August 10, 2018 01:25 AM (P1f+c)

Is that the case, then. I'm shocked the journalist, with his boundless knowledge of firearms, didn't choose a stock photo of a Minigun.
Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 01:33 AM (X00x7)

Or an Assault Deringer?

Posted by: Don Q at August 10, 2018 01:34 AM (NgKpN)

488 * kicks thread which seems to be stuck *
Posted by: mindful webworker - tough lover at August 10, 2018 01:15

It does at times...

well I all have to add it was a good rain tonight.

and I think you folks are some good friends. And I miss some good friends from here.

And I wonder if Di misses her driver/liaison. Is this MF getting a pension? You know he wasn't just her driver, but a liaison to the Chinese community.

Posted by: Farmer at August 10, 2018 01:35 AM (yJ1e6)

489 I guess I'll e-mail you tomorrow, then.


Whenever you're ready. It's a big step.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 10, 2018 01:28 AM (IcT7t)

Usually when I say tomorrow, I mean #twoweeks.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 01:36 AM (X00x7)

490 ... followed by a report of someone covering hollywood's walk of fame with trump stars.

Posted by: mjc at August 10, 2018 01:36 AM (Pg+x7)

491 @488
And I wonder if Di misses her driver/liaison. Is this MF getting a pension? You know he wasn't just her driver, but a liaison to the Chinese community.
-------------------

The official story is that the driver didn't even know he was funneling information to Chinese intelligence. He thought he was just telling an old friend about what was going on.

But regardless of the truth of that, DiFi has apparently been cozy with the Chinese since back even before she was a Senator. There's a part of me that wonders if this is only coming out now because a lot of Dems here in California have been trying to get rid of her. Though if that's the case, they probably should have released the information *before* the primary.


Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 01:38 AM (OgftO)

492 Or an Assault Deringer?
Posted by: Don Q at August 10, 2018 01:34 AM (NgKpN)

High capacity wheel lock musket.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2018 01:39 AM (3FBAK)

493 Just some late nite idle thoughts to share with the horde...

In earlier threads today, it has been suggested that conservatives need to form their own platforms that are completely independent of the leftist run monopolies that rule the Internet at this time. However, was also pointed out that the monopolies can rather easily stomp out any up-starts.

The thing is, that an entirely independent Internet could be created, relatively easily, that exists alongside the existing Internet, but free from leftist interference. This would be done be creating a completely independent Domain Name System (DNS) system. At the core of the Internet, "all" systems currently agree to use a single, global database that converts a domain name such as "ace.mu.nu" or "www.google.com" to a set of IP numbers that actually locate the content on the Internet. The DNS system is essentially a single electronic phone book that maps names to numbers. It just so happens that everyone around the globe uses the same phonebook, but there is no technical limitation to simply creating a new phone book -- one maps a different set of names to their existing numbers. The end-users would just need to the their browsers and other devices to use the alternate DNS system or phonebook.

Starting with an alternate DNS system, right-leaning sites could begin building alternate Internet services that over time replace leftist dominated Internet services. In some ways, it would be like winding the clock back to 1997 or so, but the primary advantage would be that all the technical advancements and present-day infrastructure could be fully leveraged.

It could be argued that such efforts to create a new independent DNS system would Balkanize the Internet, but it would be conservatives and libertarians creating lemonade from the lemons they were given. It would also provide a level playing field for new Internet services to be developed that are completely independent of the monopolies of the current Internet.

The biggest hurdles I see would be as follows.

First, could a governing body be created for the new DNS services that wouldn't be ultimately be corrupted and undermined? What would such a governing body look like and how would it be managed? How would the system be policed to ensure that a new generation of Googles, Facebooks, and Twitters don't come to dominate?

Second, how would people and services be convinced to switch to an alternate Internet controlled by a different global DNS system? With few users, there would be little incentive for services to be created for those users. However, few users is kind of a hidden blessing as it would return us to the days of hosting many sites relatively few servers so that expense is minimized and services can again grow organically with as the community grows.

Third, browsers, email programs and anything that uses the Internet would need to support using an independent DNS system. By and large, this is already handled by all the major platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux by the name service settings in the OS, but it would be a bit of a hassle for users to easily switching between the current DNS servers and alternate DNS servers in a transparent manner. Not a huge issue, but one that would need to be addressed.

What do others think? What other issues am I missing? Ready to rewind the clock back to 1997 and restart the Internet again?

Posted by: mpthompson at August 10, 2018 01:39 AM (LJHvz)

494 A grandmother in Houston shot a man who was masturbating while riding his bike, KPRC reported.

As the man attempted to enter her home, she got a gun, fired a shot that went through the door and into the man's chest.

His condition is unknown.


Soft.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 10, 2018 01:40 AM (rnAwa)

495 But regardless of the truth of that, DiFi has apparently been cozy with the Chinese since back even before she was a Senator. There's a part of me that wonders if this is only coming out now because a lot of Dems here in California have been trying to get rid of her. Though if that's the case, they probably should have released the information *before* the primary.
Posted by: junior at August 10, 2018 01:38

I'm not in CA but it seems like they want to toss Di for some reason.

Posted by: Farmer at August 10, 2018 01:49 AM (yJ1e6)

496 What do others think? What other issues am I missing? Ready to rewind the clock back to 1997 and restart the Internet again?

There's already more than one set of alt root DNS servers, so the precedent has already been set.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 10, 2018 01:52 AM (IcT7t)

497 Thirst!

another long ass govt meeting... 3.5 hours.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 10, 2018 01:57 AM (cC7Zj)

498 i read that the "driver" was actually her office manager...

the driver thing is likely BS cooked up to help cover her corrupt ass.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 10, 2018 01:59 AM (cC7Zj)

499 Oooohhh.... hail.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 10, 2018 02:05 AM (IcT7t)

500 I'm guessing I should go to bed...nite all, I may annoy you later.

Posted by: Farmer at August 10, 2018 02:13 AM (yJ1e6)

501 Ya know what Fuck Fox News
I do not want President Trump to stop doing what he is doing He owes not one of these rinodemlibfoxFox News mfrs anything
FUCK YOU FOX BACKSTABBERS

Posted by: lousagirl at August 10, 2018 02:17 AM (PmCoA)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 10, 2018 02:21 AM (mpXpK)

503 Oooohhh.... hail.

Oy????

Posted by: Adriane the Metrology Critic ... at August 10, 2018 02:30 AM (AoK0a)

504 There's already more than one set of alt root DNS servers, so the precedent has already been set.

I'm not surprised. Multiple root DNS servers is the trivial part. Having a reason for people to actually use an alternate has been the hard part. As things seem to be moving now, sooner or later the leftist will succeeded in silencing any voice but their own on the Internet. Planting the seeds for a viable plan-B now would seem prudent on our part.

I don't know if starting at the top with an alternate root DNS is the best, or even a necessary first step. Perhaps it's just changing people's mindsets that services and communities must be hosted on Google, Microsoft or Amazon infrastructure to succeed. That thinking just keeps us in a mental jail that the leftist are more than happy to perpetuate.

Posted by: mpthompson at August 10, 2018 02:32 AM (LJHvz)

505 samantha bee called the Presidents daughter a cunt
Does anyone remember that

Posted by: lousagirl at August 10, 2018 02:47 AM (PmCoA)

506 And there goes power. On the plus side, the hail has stopped.

Good night.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 10, 2018 02:49 AM (25X4G)

507 Hey lousagirl,

I don't watch Samantha Bee ... so no help here.

Posted by: Adriane the Metrology Critic ... at August 10, 2018 02:52 AM (AoK0a)

508 Way early but going to get moving

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 02:53 AM (lxZ71)

509 Well, now that the sun is going down, which is weird, I guess I should be off to bed. Summer appears to be on the wane. Tomorrow is my last day at that nasty little job. I have a week until I start the next. This might be the best end of the summer experience yet.

On that note, nighty night.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 10, 2018 02:54 AM (NXsWM)

510 Like Arnold,
I'll be back.

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 03:01 AM (lxZ71)

511 NYT has an article and video of a young American couple riding bikes in Tajikistan being killed by ISIS members circling back in a car. Link to New York Post here:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybqp7j2p

Posted by: m at August 10, 2018 03:13 AM (CwOPz)

512 went off to check my usual trot line, then made the mistake of dropping into Twatter for a minute...

what a time suck that can be... but i found this gem

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/trumps-
walk-fame-star-multiplies-hollywood-1133678

Sabo, you magnificent bastard!

unsavoryagents.com

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 10, 2018 03:22 AM (cC7Zj)

513 unsavoryagents.com
Posted by: redc1c4 at August 10, 2018 03:22 AM (cC7Zj)

They're so great. It's like art for 4chan.

Posted by: m at August 10, 2018 03:35 AM (CwOPz)

514 511 NYT has an article and video of a young American couple riding bikes in Tajikistan being killed by ISIS members circling back in a car. Link to New York Post here:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybqp7j2p
Posted by: m at August 10, 2018 03:13 AM (CwOPz)


This is why sane people don't ride around in the 'stans on bikes. Am I the only one who reads non-Kardashian news?

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 10, 2018 03:44 AM (h2Bdk)

515 Goodnight Horde.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DX42_3ZKv8c

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 03:53 AM (X00x7)

516 i saw the bike news a week or so ago...

IIRC, there was a whole group of riders.

and, apparently, no brains or common sense to be found.

no way in hell i'd do that, even if i was healthy enough to do it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 10, 2018 03:59 AM (cC7Zj)

517 and, with that,. i'm for bed: gotta get over get the Live Scan for my C and R FFL done tomorrow (Failifornia requirement for my Certificate of Eligibility, so i can buy ammo w/o a intermediary.)

hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 10, 2018 04:01 AM (cC7Zj)

518 >>>
504 There's already more than one set of alt root DNS servers, so the precedent has already been set.

I'm not surprised. Multiple root DNS servers is the trivial part. Having a reason for people to actually use an alternate has been the hard part. As things seem to be moving now, sooner or later the leftist will succeeded in silencing any voice but their own on the Internet. Planting the seeds for a viable plan-B now would seem prudent on our part.

I don't know if starting at the top with an alternate root DNS is the best, or even a necessary first step. Perhaps it's just changing people's mindsets that services and communities must be hosted on Google, Microsoft or Amazon infrastructure to succeed. That thinking just keeps us in a mental jail that the leftist are more than happy to perpetuate.


I'm confused. Are proposing to ban these companies from your Alt-Web? Cause otherwise they will simply register a domain name on day 0... nothing will change. But maybe I'm confused (as my name says)

Posted by: Confus-ed at August 10, 2018 04:02 AM (Aaxh4)

519 Reading History of Jihad, there is no peaceful coexistence. It will never end until one side or the other is completely taken over.

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 04:05 AM (lxZ71)

520 Hope I don't have to carry this thread for the next hour

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 04:13 AM (lxZ71)

521 Hope I don't have to carry this thread for the next hour
Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 04:13 AM (lxZ71)

You won't. I'll probably leave one or two drive-by posts (like this one).

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 04:20 AM (X00x7)

522 488 And the Rosenburg's were just sharing nuclear gossip with the Russians

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 04:22 AM (lxZ71)

523 Everything is to hot to eat of drink.

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 04:28 AM (lxZ71)

524 >>>516 i saw the bike news a week or so ago...

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 10, 2018 03:59 AM (cC7Zj)

I just ran across it today; sorry. I was surprised the NYT carried it, to be honest.

Posted by: m at August 10, 2018 04:31 AM (CwOPz)

525 >>>514 Am I the only one who reads non-Kardashian news?
Posted by: Ace's liver at August 10, 2018 03:44 AM (h2Bdk)

The Vic News Network is pretty much 100% non-Kardashian.

Posted by: m at August 10, 2018 04:40 AM (CwOPz)

526 Checking in one last time. Goodnight.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 04:41 AM (X00x7)

527 See you in the morning, horde.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 10, 2018 04:43 AM (X00x7)

528 I should take a 15 minute nap

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 04:45 AM (lxZ71)

529 Or read the hearing loss link.

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 04:53 AM (lxZ71)

530 511 cyclists quote from article *because life is short and the world is big and we want to make the most of our youth and good health before theyre gone.*

Um, yup. Shorter than thought.

Posted by: socalcon at August 10, 2018 04:57 AM (WAnre)

531 Morning is getting later and later

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 05:08 AM (lxZ71)

532 >>> Morning is getting later and later

And yet the weather is at its steamiest.

It must be global warming. Or August.

Posted by: fluffy at August 10, 2018 05:21 AM (cHbmY)

533 Yor just thinking same thing.

Posted by: Yor, the Hunter from the Future at August 10, 2018 05:28 AM (Jj+59)

534 Gotta go, hopefully JJ will be along shortly.
Have a great day.

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 05:29 AM (lxZ71)

535 530 511 cyclists quote from article *because life is short and the world is big and we want to make the most of our youth and good health before theyre gone.*

Um, yup. Shorter than thought.
Posted by: socalcon at August 10, 2018 04:57 AM (WAnre)


The locals probably shot the bikers because they thought they were spies. Prolly right, too.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 10, 2018 05:32 AM (h2Bdk)

536 Today the phone rings, and when I pick it up a computer voice says "The system is experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later." Then it hangs up.

Thanks, random telemarketer, for letting me know your system is broken.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 10, 2018 05:34 AM (h2Bdk)

537 first

Posted by: Yor, the Hunter from the Future at August 10, 2018 05:52 AM (Jj+59)

538 >>>536 Today the phone rings, and when I pick it up a computer voice says "The system is experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later." Then it hangs up.

Thanks, random telemarketer, for letting me know your system is broken.
Posted by: Ace's liver at August 10, 2018 05:34 AM (h2Bdk)

This reminds me of a funny knock-knock joke that I played on a 9-year-old the other day:

me: Say "knock-knock"
other person: "Knock-knock"
me: Who's there?

Posted by: m at August 10, 2018 05:58 AM (CwOPz)

539 >>>535 The locals probably shot the bikers because they thought they were spies. Prolly right, too.
Posted by: Ace's liver at August 10, 2018 05:32 AM (h2Bdk)

They rammed the bicyclists with a car and then stabbed them with knives.

Posted by: m at August 10, 2018 06:00 AM (CwOPz)

540 Mornin' y'all

Posted by: wing at August 10, 2018 06:02 AM (JFzNN)

541 539 >>>535 The locals probably shot the bikers because they thought they were spies. Prolly right, too.
Posted by: Ace's liver at August 10, 2018 05:32 AM (h2Bdk)

They rammed the bicyclists with a car and then stabbed them with knives.
Posted by: m at August 10, 2018 06:00 AM (CwOPz)


That's messed up. I'd much rather be shot than stabbed.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 10, 2018 06:03 AM (h2Bdk)

542 Morning... night... it's all a matter of whether or not you're still drinking or just getting started.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 10, 2018 06:04 AM (h2Bdk)

543 And whether you can write coherent sentences.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 10, 2018 06:04 AM (h2Bdk)

544 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 10, 2018 06:05 AM (hyuyC)

545 Life is increasingly becoming Peter Gibbons in Office Space where every day is worse than the previous and this being Friday....

What fresh hell will this day vomit forth?

Posted by: Kreplach at August 10, 2018 06:19 AM (FquqN)

546 Another sticky day here in No Ill. I'm running the air more to keep the house dry.
Rug mushrooms are not as tasty as you would think.

GloBull Moistening

Posted by: Bruce at August 10, 2018 06:20 AM (8ikIW)

547 I keep saying we are an unserious country. And CNN keeps vomiting forth those type of comments like above.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2018 06:26 AM (REkPr)

548 A nice Babylon Bee in the sidebar, on Google auto-correcting your thoughts. Don't think they wouldn't!

Posted by: t-bird at August 10, 2018 06:28 AM (CDGwz)

549
Good morning, Hordians. Morning prayers said, dogs let out, drinking coffee. Friday is a no-music day for me, so I'm sitting in my armchair reading.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 10, 2018 06:35 AM (k0ZhY)

550 It is not daydrinking if you did not stop overnight

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2018 06:35 AM (JFO2v)

551 545 Life is increasingly becoming Peter Gibbons in Office Space where every day is worse than the previous and this being Friday....

What fresh hell will this day vomit forth?
Posted by: Kreplach at August 10, 2018 06:19 AM (FquqN)

So what is it you do do?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2018 06:36 AM (JFO2v)

552 536 Today the phone rings, and when I pick it up a computer voice says "The system is experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later." Then it hangs up.


SWo my biz line must belong to a deadbeat. I get calls looking for money and I say he is dead.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2018 06:38 AM (JFO2v)

553 545 Life is increasingly becoming Peter Gibbons in Office Space where every day is worse than the previous and this being Friday....

What fresh hell will this day vomit forth?
Posted by: Kreplach at August 10, 2018 06:19 AM (FquqN)

---

Friday news dump...

Posted by: SMH at August 10, 2018 06:39 AM (SEDJv)

554 What do others think? What other issues am I missing? Ready to rewind the clock back to 1997 and restart the Internet again?

There's already more than one set of alt root DNS servers, so the precedent has already been set.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 10, 2018


But what happens when the leftists go after the internet service providers and say, 'Here's a list of IP addresses we want banned. Or else!' ????

I'm sure it was in Hillary's 'First 100 Day' plan. As it will be in the next leftists 'First 100 Day' plan.

VDH is must read:
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/origins-of-second-civil-war-
globalism-tech-boom-immigration-campus-radicalism/

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 10, 2018 06:40 AM (LOgQ4)

555 531 Morning is getting later and later
Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2018 05:08 AM (lxZ71)

Holy Shit, come Sept 21st I bet global warming will cause there to be less than 12 hours of daylight in the US.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2018 06:40 AM (JFO2v)

556 I really really don't want to be awake right now...

Not scheduled to work today but asked to come in for some overtime. Already have six hours of overtime. And if I do go in, this will be the 9th day in a row been at work.

Oh did I mention corporate is going to be touring my store this morning?

I am so not feeling the motivation.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2018 06:41 AM (hxOYd)

557
I love calls when I say "Hello" and the caller says "Who is this?" I snap, "I assumed you knew who you were calling" before hanging up. One more reason not to answer the phone, ever.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 10, 2018 06:41 AM (k0ZhY)

558 @555

I'm a project manager, which is easy, it's like riding a bike
except the bike is on fire, you're on fire, everything is on fire and you're in hell.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 10, 2018 06:42 AM (FquqN)

559
I'm a project manager

Oh, man. Sympathies and prayers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 10, 2018 06:44 AM (k0ZhY)

560 446 what kind of store

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2018 06:44 AM (JFO2v)

561 morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 10, 2018 06:50 AM (Lg2h/)

562 Thinking of taking a MHD today. Go to beach!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2018 06:53 AM (JFO2v)

563 Here we are again or still. It's is raining and I am so happy.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2018 06:55 AM (QlQnE)

564 Then, worst of all, he praised the president who presides over a country stealing white-owned land, murdering whites and threatening genocide.

This could be the most disgraceful speech ever by a former U.S. president. Yet the media said nothing.

Total fukn disgrace. Bhussein praising apartheid.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2018 06:58 AM (JFO2v)

565 563 Here we are again or still. It's is raining and I am so happy.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2018 06:55 AM (QlQnE)

I think we have rain all weekend!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2018 06:59 AM (JFO2v)

566 536 Today the phone rings, and when I pick it up a computer voice says "The system is experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later." Then it hangs up.


Cold call robot calling. Once answered, they now know that number is legit and that knowledge will be sold.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2018 06:59 AM (REkPr)

567 *waves to Ben Had*

Glad y'all are getting some rain...hoping to see sunshine today.

Posted by: SMH at August 10, 2018 07:00 AM (SEDJv)

568 Thursday on MSNBCs Live, former John McCain presidential campaign chief strategist and political commentator for MSNBC Steve Schmidt said for new growth of a conservative movement the Republican Party of Donald Trump must burn to the ground.

Another legacy of that fuck dying in AZ
IMDY?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 10, 2018 07:00 AM (Lg2h/)

569 Here we are again or still. It's is raining and I am so happy.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2018 06:55 AM (QlQnE)

I think we have rain all weekend!
Posted by: rhennigantx


We got hammered last night. We lost power for 3+ hours. Can't remember when that last happened.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2018 07:01 AM (REkPr)

570 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:01 AM (wldC6)

571 Server not found.

Posted by: Nestor Tyndull at August 10, 2018 07:02 AM (XeN7w)

572 I was supposed to be giving a lesson last night but we got rained out , so we sat out on their patio and drank wine instead.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2018 07:06 AM (QlQnE)

573 Things are about to get very, very interesting for some previous DOJ employees and one Russian in particular.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2018 07:09 AM (/tuJf)

574 Big Hug SMH, loved that you wanted to make mudpies with the G-babies.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2018 07:09 AM (QlQnE)

575 Heh, Ben Had.

They definitely help me indulge my inner child...lol

Posted by: SMH at August 10, 2018 07:10 AM (SEDJv)

576 They're currently still sleeping, so I'm currently sitting on the stoop, enjoying the solitude.

And a cup of covfefe.

Posted by: SMH at August 10, 2018 07:12 AM (SEDJv)

577 Yeah, I've been noticing all the CW 2 talk ramping up lately and it is freaking me out... probably one of the reasons why I now have high blood pressure after decades of normal readings. (That and having gone through the 'change of life' to use the classic phrase). We would be totally screwed if that happens. Hubby is about to receive a small inheritance and we are thinking about how to invest what's left after we pay off our debts. He wants to buy some cheap rural property in central or southern IL. I would like that but, I'm thinking we need to get out of IL entirely. The question is where to find a place that will be safe for normies like us to live without being attacked or persecuted for being, basically, observant Catholics. Do we have to move to some way out place in, say, Texas or the Rockies or would just moving to some rural county in S IL or MO or IN be sufficient? I hope this isn't a silly question but I don't know who else to ask except the Horde.

Posted by: Secret Square at August 10, 2018 07:12 AM (9WuX0)

578 Thursday on MSNBCs Live, former John McCain presidential campaign chief strategist and political commentator for MSNBC Steve Schmidt said for new growth of a conservative movement the Republican Party of Donald Trump must burn to the ground.

Translation: In order for Steve Schmidt to once again be relevant and not have to pick up crumbs as a political commentator for a fourth rate 'network' he has to stab Trump in the back repeatedly, hoping for the infinitesimally unlikely.

I wonder if he's the same 'strategist' who advised McCain to 'suspend his campaign' and head off the campaign trail and return to DC?

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 10, 2018 07:12 AM (LOgQ4)

579 rickb223, at first reading I mistook your meaning of getting hammered.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2018 07:13 AM (QlQnE)

580 **hugs Anna**

You'll get through it.

Note I didn't say you'll enjoy it, but you'll get through it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 10, 2018 07:14 AM (kqsXK)

581 Thursday on MSNBC's "Live", former John McCain presidential campaign chief strategist and political commentator for MSNBC Steve Schmidt said for "new growth of a conservative movement" the Republican Party of Donald Trump must "burn to the ground."

Posted by: Russian Iguana Squad at August 10, 2018 07:16 AM (UdKB7)

582 So I see that several teams had players acting like children during last night's pre-season phutbowl games.


F'em.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:16 AM (wldC6)

583 new growth of a conservative movement the Republican Party of Donald Trump must burn to the ground.

Let us go back to the roll over and be buttfucked by dems party of McCain and Romney

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2018 07:16 AM (JFO2v)

584 Posted by: Secret Square at August 10, 2018 07:12 AM (9WuX0)

---

We currently live in S. IL. Hubby works in the city (St. Louis).

Only reason we're here is the grandbabies, otherwise we'd be back in TX.

I still have my Texas DL. I just can't bear the thought of getting an IL license.

Anywho, it is gorgeous here, tbh.

Posted by: SMH at August 10, 2018 07:17 AM (SEDJv)

585 "Then, worst of all, he praised the president who
presides over a country stealing white-owned land, murdering whites and
threatening genocide.



This could be the most disgraceful speech ever by a former U.S. president. Yet the media said nothing.



Total fukn disgrace. Bhussein praising apartheid.



Posted by: rhennigantx"

I'm hoping the coming genocide in SA and the media/left ignoring and rationalizing will at least wake some more people up to just where we are and where we are heading. But then I've been thinking LIV's are going to wake up for the past 20 years or so and it never happens.

Posted by: Ripley at August 10, 2018 07:17 AM (MxEKc)

586 I submit that the "Republican Party" is not Trump's party.

Posted by: Russian Iguana Squad at August 10, 2018 07:17 AM (UdKB7)

587 582 So I see that several teams had players acting like children during last night's pre-season phutbowl games.


F'em.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:16 AM (wldC6)

If an overpaid spoiled race baiting entertainer kneels on TV and no one sees it did it really happen?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2018 07:18 AM (JFO2v)

588 I like to put peanut butter on my butt and let the dog lick it off!

Posted by: Chris Rinko at August 10, 2018 07:20 AM (Sme9L)

589 More Schmidt shit:

"For there to be any redemption of a right of center conservative party in the United States of America means the party of Trump must be destroyed politically."

Posted by: Russian Iguana Squad at August 10, 2018 07:20 AM (UdKB7)

590 585 Posted by: Ripley at August 10, 2018 07:17 AM (MxEKc)

My guess is if they starve out or murder about 5 million they can maybe feed themselves.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 10, 2018 07:20 AM (JFO2v)

591 "If an overpaid spoiled race baiting entertainer kneels on TV and no one sees it did it really happen?"

Interesting question.

Which for some unknown reason suddenly caused my mind to form this question.


If over 70 people are shot on the streets of Chicago, and not a single witness steps forward....
did the shootings really happen?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:21 AM (wldC6)

592 I pray that the NFL's ratings drop even further.

They have so turned off this 40+ year fan...grr.

Posted by: SMH at August 10, 2018 07:21 AM (SEDJv)

593 Thanks for the links to the articles. They lead to the writer Nirmal Doss, a Canadian Christian philosopher whom I'd not heard of. His essays on cultural Marxism (which he thinks is a fallacy) and Jordan Peterson (who he thinks is very wrong) are fascinating.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:21 AM (H8QX8)

594 "For there to be any redemption of a right of center conservative party in the United States of America means the party of Trump must be destroyed politically."
Posted by: Russian Iguana Squad at August 10, 2018 07:20 AM (UdKB7)

---

Yeah, good luck with that.

Posted by: SMH at August 10, 2018 07:22 AM (SEDJv)

595 McCain suspending his campaign would have been a great move had he publicly and repeatedly excoriated the Senate for their graft and waste and then voted against all the bail out bills.

Instead he just proved himself a small man, one of a hundred, as it were.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 10, 2018 07:22 AM (yQpMk)

596 *Sniff*



*Sniff-sniff*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:25 AM (wldC6)

597 The Trump administration ignored a lawsuit and deported a mother and daughter while their case was being appealed




Jessss!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 10, 2018 07:26 AM (yQpMk)

598 Thanks MPPPP but I think they will just have to muddle through without me today. Already worked eight days in a row and looking at about $120 in overtime pay. And I really don't want to hear again "Oh thank goodness you're here" with obvious overtones of relief from an assistant manager for a couple days.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2018 07:27 AM (hxOYd)

599 I see the first guy to accuse Jordan of knowing about the sexual abuse at OSU has recanted his story.

That whole thing was a textbook example of Chicago politics.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 10, 2018 07:27 AM (JUOKG)

600 600?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 10, 2018 07:29 AM (JUOKG)

601 17

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 10, 2018 07:29 AM (yQpMk)

602
Q

Posted by: Nestor Tyndull at August 10, 2018 07:30 AM (XeN7w)

603 NYT has an article and video of a young American couple riding bikes in Tajikistan being killed by ISIS members circling back in a car.


*********


BEAARRR!?? BEAR? WHY ARE YOU EATING MY KAYAK?!!!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2018 07:30 AM (fYyCT)

604
I remember when McCain's campaign was back-to-the-wall, out of money, gaining no ground. But some fvcking bank or some group bailed his ass out. Wonder who that was?

One of the saddest days in my life. I knew that fvck was gonna gain the nomination and lose the election.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 10, 2018 07:31 AM (LOgQ4)

605 "17"

it sucked

Posted by: Janis Ian at August 10, 2018 07:31 AM (UdKB7)

606 NYT has an article and video of a young American couple riding bikes in Tajikistan being killed by ISIS members circling back in a car.

---

...

Posted by: SMH at August 10, 2018 07:32 AM (SEDJv)

607 Secret Square

Lots of places in rural Kansas and Nebraska with strong Catholic communities. I'd look around. My town of Manhattan, KS has three strong Catholic churches.

IL as a state is done. I do not see how anyone's wealth can grow with the fiscal mismanagement baked in the system there.

Even my very liberal aunt and uncle left teaching in Chicago to retire in Texas. Gun Barrel City. They like it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 10, 2018 07:32 AM (hyuyC)

608 "NYT has an article and video of a young American couple riding bikes in Tajikistan being killed by ISIS members circling back in a car. "


Maybe Lifetime Channel could start a series.

Vacations gone wrong.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:33 AM (wldC6)

609 Dear dead cyclists,

The world is a dangerous place.

Reality.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2018 07:33 AM (hxOYd)

610 {{{Anna Puma}}}

Have a blessed day off. A comp day and overtime does not sound like enough incentive.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 10, 2018 07:35 AM (hyuyC)

611 Dr wants me to drop to one cup of caffeine a day.

This sucks.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:35 AM (wldC6)

612 "Dear dead cyclists,

The world is a dangerous place.

Reality."

Change their name to 'Reality Winner'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:36 AM (wldC6)

613 'Morning, Horde.

I see Aaron Rodgers has come out in support of LeBron James.

I used to like Aaron Rodgers.

Posted by: creeper at August 10, 2018 07:36 AM (+6dXu)

614 ...a young American couple riding bikes in Tajikistan being killed by ISIS members....


********


♫♪

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perrr-fect harmony
I'd like to buy the world a Coke
And keep it company.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2018 07:36 AM (fYyCT)

615 Village Idiot's Apprentice

It can be done. I dropped all caffeine after a promotion to a people-sensative position. The headache goes away fast.

And their is happiness possible without caffeine.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 10, 2018 07:37 AM (hyuyC)

616 What comp day? Private sector here.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2018 07:38 AM (hxOYd)

617 Dr wants me to drop to one cup of caffeine a day.
This sucks.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:35 AM


Ever try 'half caffeine' coffee?

I, too watch my caffeine, and buy the half stuff all the time. It's little different from regular. That might get you the ability to have two cups in the morning.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 10, 2018 07:39 AM (LOgQ4)

618 And there is happiness possible without caffeine.

Maybe I do need a boost.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 10, 2018 07:39 AM (hyuyC)

619 "The headache goes away fast. "

I haven't got the headaches.

Just trouble falling asleep, and sleeping the night through.

Not exactly what I expected from dropping from one and a half pots to one cup.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:39 AM (wldC6)

620 Steve Schmidt believes in collective redemption? Sounds like Barky O'Dogeater.

Posted by: JAS at August 10, 2018 07:39 AM (3HNOQ)

621 Well, enjoy your day regardless.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 10, 2018 07:42 AM (hyuyC)

622 "NYT has an article and video of a young American
couple riding bikes in Tajikistan being killed by ISIS members circling
back in a car."
Read the
article. Young, idealistic millennial couple looking for adventure and meet exotic people and cultures.. He
worked at HUD and she a university admissions office so also untainted by capitalism They were poster kids for urban hipster liberals. Sad end but not the least surprising.


Posted by: Ripley at August 10, 2018 07:43 AM (MxEKc)

623 Village Idiot's Apprentice

You can think of calming thoughts of a waterfall and a bucolic, verdant-clad stream. And you are in that stream.

The calm really hits as you hold that asshole's head under water for the third time.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 10, 2018 07:44 AM (hyuyC)

624 "The calm really hits as you hold that asshole's head under water for the third time."

Heh!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:46 AM (wldC6)

625 623 Village Idiot's Apprentice

You can think of calming thoughts of a waterfall and a bucolic, verdant-clad stream. And you are in that stream.

The calm really hits as you hold that asshole's head under water for the third time.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 10, 2018 07:44 AM (hyuyC)

---

Heh.

Soothing indeed.

Posted by: SMH at August 10, 2018 07:46 AM (SEDJv)

626 "NYT has an article and video of a young American couple riding bikes in Tajikistan being killed by ISIS members circling back in a car. "


Why would anyone go into any of those stan countries in the first place? Stupid is as stupid does I guess.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 10, 2018 07:46 AM (dUJdY)

627 Ripley

Biking in the 'Stans? A very sad ending?

The average intelligence level of America just went up a tad.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 10, 2018 07:47 AM (hyuyC)

628 Have a serene day everyone.


Head on a swivel and have a SECDEF Mattis plan. Work those Plan Bs. We may need them. And remember -- OPSEC, OPSEC, OPSEC.

Chores await.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 10, 2018 07:47 AM (hyuyC)

629 589 More Schmidt shit:

"For there to be any redemption of a right of center conservative party in the United States of America means the party of Trump must be destroyed politically."
Posted by: Russian Iguana Squad at August 10, 2018 07:20 AM (UdKB7)


Fuck you. War.

Posted by: rickl at August 10, 2018 07:47 AM (sdi6R)

630 OK, I'm off for some tea; it's going to be a long day. BBL.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 10, 2018 07:48 AM (kqsXK)

631 "Why would anyone go into any of those stan countries in the first place? Stupid is as stupid does I guess."


I would like to make a nomination for this year's Darwin Awards.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:50 AM (wldC6)

632 Le NOOD


Arriving.

Track two.


Stand clear of the platform, please.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 10, 2018 07:51 AM (wldC6)

633 Steve Schmidt is known only for presiding over a complete failure of a campaign. Why should we listen to him?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 10, 2018 07:51 AM (Dhcvl)

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